Author: Ken Adams
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Android Central says "The cheapest iPhone has a more powerful processor than the most expensive Android phone". Yup... the $399 iPhone SE kicks the ass of every Android phone by a mile, and then some. Including Samsung's top of their line, Galaxy S20 Ultra starting at a whopping $1,399 !!!
Apple and Google's joint efforts to develop tech to support COVID-19 contact tracing is starting to appear. But for now it's just APIs. To make it work, we need health systems to build support for it into apps.
The coolest thing about the new iPad Pro isn't the hardware, it's the trackpad and mouse support in iPadOS 13.4. Apple announced trackpad and mouse support in iPadOS 13 - sorta. But in iPadOS 13.4 it's now for real.
From the "No body needs that, so please don't" department: At CES 2020 Lenovo announced a new ThinkBook Plus with a 10.8-inch E ink display on the lid. This is a really really bad idea that is a very bad User eXperience (UX) design. This is what happens when tech companies do something just because they can, even when they shouldn't.
Apple having an official presence at CES 2020 is the first time in decades that they have attended is huge. And for it to be about HomeKit makes it doubly huge.
Apple announced that Amazon, Apple, Google, Zigbee Alliance and board members form working group to develop open standard for smart home devices. That should be very good for home automation by promoting open standards, and Apple's focus in HomeKit on security, among other things, should benefit every company and customer invested in home automation.
Apple last week published its Apple Platform Security Guide that sets the standard for security good practices. I've just written 3 blog posts about security and privacy and noted how much better Apple is then pretty much every other tech company in the same product areas.
Opening up HomeKit is a great step forward for Apple. HomeKit security is superior to home automation tech from Amazon, Google, Samsung, etc. But Apple needs to do more to push HomeKit forward.
Your location is being tracked right now by hundreds of apps and web sites. They are violating your privacy. Once again, proving the adage that if you are not paying for a product, then... YOU are the product. In other words, your privacy is being violated by collecting and selling your location and other personal information.