CleanShot X for Mac -

Leo's pick for 1/19/21: A better screenshot and screen recording tool with M1 support. $29

I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning | ZDNet -

The problem with Teams privacy is not how much it's transmitting to Microsoft, it's how much it's telling your boss.

GitHub admits ‘significant mistakes were made’ in firing of Jewish employee - The Verge -

GitHub is admitting that a Jewish employee was fired in error and is offering him his job back. The news comes after the company hired an independent law firm to investigate the termination, and found that “significant mistakes were made.” The company’s head of HR, Carrie Olesen, is also resigning.

(13) Lory Gil on Twitter: "Got married last night. Instagram live ... because that’s what you do in 2021." / Twitter -

Lory got married!

The writing app you always wanted | Spaces -

Leo's pick for 2/19/2021

Apple begins blocking M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications - 9to5Mac -

The change itself was made to the App Store system that delivers the actual .IPA file and it is all part of Apple’s APIs that manage the DRM (Digital Rights Management) protections of the operating system. Because of this, it’s unlikely that a workaround will present itself in the future.

Misinformation went down after Twitter banned Trump - The Washington Post -

The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from Twitter.

Apple TV+ Free Subscriptions Extended Through July 2021 - Variety -

The tech giant is extending the free-access period for Apple TV Plus customers who have signed up through its 12-month free subscription offer through July 2021. That’s after it had previously pushed that gratis period to February. So if you were among the first to take the one-year-free deal back in November 2019, that’s turned into 21 months free of Apple TV Plus.

Quixotic Californian crusade to officially recognize the hellabyte and hellagram is going hella nowhere • The Register -

In May 2010 Google weighed in to support "hella-" by customizing its search engine. If you enter a search like "bytes to hellabytes" in the Google Search box, the results page will present a unit conversion widget.

FYI The sun is about one hellagram.

Walmart’s Marc Lore is leaving e-commerce role to build a city of the future - Vox -

“Imagine a city with the vibrancy, diversity and culture of New York City combined with the efficiency, safety and innovation of Tokyo and the sustainability, governance, and social services of Sweden,” reads the vision statement for the project. “This will be our New City.”

Intel suggests it will wait for new CEO to make critical decisions to fix manufacturing crisis - -

Intel must decide whether to admit technical defeat and outsource its leading-edge chips to rival manufacturers in Asia. “We have to deliver better products to the PC ecosystem than any possible thing that a lifestyle company in Cupertino” makes, Gelsinger told employees Thursday.

Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in Threat to Spotify — The Information -

Apple—long considered the sleeping giant in the podcast space—is waking up. The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts

Developer Makes Interactive Map of Parler Videos From Capitol Hill Riots -

"I didn't need terabytes and terabytes of videos, just the ones on the capitol grounds, so I sorted through the gps coordinates based on proximity, and obtained the video IDs for just those files," Patr10tic said. "Then I downloaded them from a mirror that someone else is hosting."

EXCLUSIVE-Trump administration adds China's Comac, Xiaomi to Chinese military blacklist | Reuters -

The companies will be subject to a new U.S. investment ban which forces American investors to divest their holdings of the blacklisted firms by Nov. 11, 2021.

Apple testing vapor chamber thermal tech for next-gen iPhone, Kuo says | AppleInsider -

Kuo believes iPhone will need VC to keep up with rapid adoption of 5G and ever-increasing CPU thermal loads.

Kuo details 2021 MacBook Pro: new design with squared-off sides, MagSafe connector and IO return, Touch Bar removed - 9to5Mac -

Later this year. Interestingly, the Touch Bar is apparently entirely removed. Was it just an excuse for the T1/2 chip?

Intel updates its NUC lineup, including a follow-up to its Hades Canyon gaming mini-PC - The Verge -

The NUC 11 Enthusiast, codenamed “Phantom Canyon,” promises gaming performance with a 28W quad-core i7-1165G7 and an RTX 2060, which was made outdated the day before Intel’s announcement of the computer. Plus a nice skull on the side.

patrick wardle on Twitter: "Omg we did it! 🤩 Thanks to the community feedback (and ya, bad press) Apple decided to remove the ContentFilterExclusionList (in 11.2 beta 2) Means socket filter firewalls (e.g. LuLu) can now comprehensively monitor/block al -

Apple backs down on its ContentFilterList in new new Big Sur beta. Socket filter firewalls (e.g. LuLu) can once again comprehensively monitor/block all OS traffic

Bill Gates: America's Top Farmland Owner | The Land Report -

Interesting detective work: Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has an alter ego: Farmer Bill, the guy who owns more farmland than anyone else in America.

“Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not, there can be no consent to censorship.” ” - Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal | Poland | The Guardian -

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