The Livestream-Television Edition Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ahead Of Monday’s iPhone SE Event, Apple Events Livestream App Now Available In tvOS App Store, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Ahead of Apple’s media press event on Monday, Apple has added a new Apple Events app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The Apple Events channel lets Apple TV users watch the livestream of Apple’s announcements from their television. Unlike previous generations of Apple TV, the Apple Events app does not appear automatically on the Home Screen. Instead, users must find the app in the tvOS App Store and download it to their device.

Apple Debuts New iPhone 6s Ad Featuring Hands-free Siri With The Cookie Monster, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple has launched yet another iPhone 6s advert, this time featuring a special celebrity guest: the Cookie Monster. In the ad, named Timer, the blue monster uses hands-free Siri on his iPhone 6s to time (you guessed it) the baking of his cookies.

Fair Play

Security Firm Discovers First iOS Malware That Can Infect Non-jailbroken iPhones W/o Enterprise Certificate, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

Although Palo Alto Networks notified Apple, which removed the apps, this doesn’t stop the attack from working as the apps only need to have been available in the App Store once for the authorization code to work.

AceDeceiver Malware: What You Need To Know!, by Rene Ritchie, iMore

Most people aren't at risk, at least not right now. Though a lot depends on individual behavior.

Compromising Mathematics

Apple Invokes ‘Rights Of The American People’ In Its Fight, by Jim Kerstetter, New York Times

The latest volley between the world’s most valuable company and law enforcement came in a court filing from Apple on Tuesday in which the company said the F.B.I.’s “methods for achieving its objectives are contrary to the rule of law, the democratic process and the rights of the American people.”

Not to be outdone, a Justice Department spokeswoman also had not very nice things to say about Apple.

Illegal Math, by Prakash Venkat

The shape of the discussion talking heads are plotting onto the contours of the internet is a bit alarming. Especially in regards to whether or not encryption should be "legal". Let's talk about one thing openly. Encryption is math. Math cannot be illegal.


7 Hidden iOS Mail Tips And Tricks You Should Know, by Allyson Kazmucha, The App Factor

While some of the things I’ve come to love about the stock Mail app are obvious, some of then are not — such as shortcuts or gestures that make using it even more intuitive. Here are a few of my favorites that I think everyone should know about.

OWC USB-C Dock Review: Opens Up A MacBook’s Possibilities, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

If you’re ready now or the feature set meets or exceeds your needs, there’s no reason to wait: The USB-C Dock neatly extends a MacBook to act like a desktop.

Plan Launches A Better Calendar For Busy People, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

The idea with Plan is to provide a single destination to manage anything that requires your time, but also one that allows you to better visualize how your tasks, meetings, and other projects can fit into the available openings you have on your schedule.

Hands-on: Miitomo, Nintendo’s First iOS Game, by Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac

The game, Miitomo, doesn’t feature a household name like Mario, Donkey Kong, or even Kirby, but the release feels very much like a Nintendo title.

Waze iOS App Adds ‘Planned Drives’ With Traffic Updates And Reminders For Upcoming Appointments, by Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac


German Court Rules Against Apple In Video Streaming Patent Case, by Dan Levine and Georgina Prodhan, Reuters

A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents, handing Kudelski's OpenTV unit a victory in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology companies.

Incredible Video Shows Robot Solve Rubik's Cube In Just Over 1 Second, by Mirror

Computer scientists have engineered what they claim is the world's fastest Rubik's cube solving robot , which can master the puzzle in less than two seconds.

Rumor of the Day

Cloud Makes For Strange Bedfellows: Apple Signs On With Google, Cuts Spending With AWS, by Kevin McLaughlin and Joseph Tsidulko, CRN

Alphabet's Google has quietly scored a major coup in its campaign to become an enterprise cloud computing powerhouse, landing Apple as a customer for the Google Cloud Platform, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter told CRN this week.

Google Gets Apple To Jump Aboard Its Cloud Business (Though It May Not Last), by Mark Bergen, Re/code

According to a source familiar with the matter, Apple already has a team working on this; it’s known internally as “McQueen,” as in Steve. It’s unclear if that project will materialize or when. But a source tells Re/code that the codename refers to Apple’s intent sometime in the next few years to break its reliance on all three outside cloud providers in favor of its own soup-to-nuts infrastructure.

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It's the year 2016, and Excel still cannot export a spreadsheet to a UTF-8-encoded CSV file.


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