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Apple Silicon Mac Dev Kit Native Multi-core Faster Than Intel i7

New Geekbench scores show a native multi-core benchmark on Apple Silicon Mac Developer Transition Kit (DTK) faster than a 2020 MacBook Pro with an 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4 cores. While Apple Silicon in a Mac is about more than just performance, that’s bananas fast !!!! Remember, it’s based on a 2018 Apple processor compared to an Intel in a 2020 MacBook Pro.

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Cheapest iPhone Has More Processor Power Than Most Expensive Android

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 !!! And shockingly, that’s not a typo. A Samsung phone that costs $1,000 more, gets creamed by Apple’s cheapest iPhone.

Embarrassing… Almost makes me wanna cry for Android.

…Nah, not really.

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Apple Will Attend CES To Promote HomeKit – This Is A Huge Deal

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.

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple will make a rare official appearance and an Apple executive Jane Horvath is scheduled to speak on a consumer privacy panel Jan. 7. But don’t expect any new hardware announcements.

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New Home Automation Alliance Should Benefit From Apple HomeKit’s Focus on Security

On Dec 18 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.

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Apple Platform Security Guide Defines Good Practices

Speaking of your security and privacy, 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.

The 3 blog posts I just published over the last several days are:

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Fight to Protect your Security & Privacy Against Clueless Politicians

Last Tue, Dec 10, in a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing clueless politicians once again attacked the security and privacy of every human on earth, by trying to fundamentally and fatally undermine encryption. We all must FIGHT BACK against these CLUELESS politicians that don’t understand technology.

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Apple Rumors of Under Display Fingerprint Sensor Seem Wrong

There have been many rumors about Apple shipping an iPhone with a fingerprint sensor under the display, and they are missing some big things that cause the whole idea to make NO sense.

Adding up to – That’s just not how Apple does things. And these rumors seem like more proof that some reporters and analysts still do not understand how Apple works.

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Apple’s Knee Jerk Reaction to Ban Vaping Apps

It’s totally fair to say that Apple has a very spotty record with its App Store management. Especially with app approval and rejection. And here’s another one that’s beyond the pale. Not as bad as the HKmap.live app embarrassment. But it is in the same knee jerky, dumb assery, short sighted, premature moves, ill informed department.

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