Wednesday, January 17


Daily News Stuff 17 January 2024

Only Potatoes Edition

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  • Apple has unveiled its response to the Epic lawsuit that ended with the company being required to allow developers to use third-party payment providers.  (MacRumors)

    Some notable features:

    1. Developers are only allowed to use third-party payment providers with the express written permission of Apple.  Requests for permission may be filed by registered mail that must be sent and received on the sixth Sunday of any given month.

    2. When a user is redirected from the developer's application to an external website to process a payment, the application is required to warn in 40 point text that the user "will probably be devoured by wolves" upon leaving Apple's walled garden.

    3. Apple still insists on a 70% cut of any payment made by any means at any time, from anybody, to anybody.  Bobby didn't forward Apple their cut, and Bobby's store burned down the next day.  While he was in it.  Don't be like Bobby.

    I am exaggerating only slightly.

Tech News

Now There's a Voice I Haven't Heard in a While Video of the Day

Good to hear she's doing well.

Disclaimer: Bah!  (waves paw)

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1 "When you sync third-party email accounts from services like Yahoo or Gmail(new window) with the new Outlook, you risk granting Microsoft access(new window) to the IMAP(new window) and SMTP(new window) credentials, emails, contacts, and events associated with those accounts, according to the German IT blog Heise Online(new window).

"Although Microsoft explains that it is possible to switch back to the previous apps at any time, the data will already be stored by the company,"Heise reported. "This allows Microsoft to read the emails.""
Uh...EVERY app that reads mail has your login credentials and, technically, can read your email. 

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 18 2024 12:56 AM (BMUHC)

2 The difference is that, according to this article's claims, they're able to directly access your third-party email accounts from their cloud servers, whether you're running the app or not. This might be an overstatement by a competitor, but then again, this is the same Microsoft that once decided to share your wifi password with anyone in your contacts.


Posted by: J Greely at Thursday, January 18 2024 12:51 PM (oJgNG)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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