The one about vertical integration, emailed by Vox on September 28, 2021 A couple weeks ago, Apple introduced a new iPhone, a new Apple Watch, a new iPad, and new operating systems for all of those devices. And as this newsletter noted then, the timing was awkward: Apple was dealing with a spyware scare and mounting antitrust concerns … Continue reading Commentary from Vox about Apple’s vertical integration
Always good to get the perspective of media outside the U.S. on problems here. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/27/us-vaccine-effort-derailed? How the US vaccine effort derailed and why we shouldn’t be surprised Low vaccine rates may be the predictable outcome subject to entrenched social forces that have diminished American health and life expectancy since the 1980s, health researchers say In … Continue reading Why U.S. vaccination effort stalled
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is responsible for the ongoing effort to destroy the USPS. He's one of the few Trump appointees who was effectively insulated from removal. In the meantime, DeJoy, owner of substantial financial interests in direct competitors to the USPS, continues to act to benefit those interests rather than those of the public. … Continue reading USPS service is about to get even worse
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https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/20/apple-card-gets-rotating-security-code-with-advanced-fraud-protection-in-ios-15 Apple Card gets rotating security code with 'Advanced Fraud Protection' in iOS 15 AppleInsider Staff | Sep 20, 2021 Apple Card is receiving an upgrade with iOS 15 that adds an extra layer of security to purchases by integrating a rotating security code. Called Advanced Fraud Protection, the new feature automatically rotates Apple Card's three-digit security code after users view … Continue reading Apple Card gets rotating security code with advanced fraud protection
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/09/millennials-babies-climate-change/620032/ A World Without Children A generation facing an intractable problem debates whether to bring a new generation into the world.By Emma Green Miley Cyrus vowed not to have a baby on a “piece-of-shit planet.” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mused in an Instagram video about whether it’s still okay to have children. Polls suggest that a third or more of Americans younger than … Continue reading Millennials undecided about having babies in today’s world with its dire future
9to5mac.com/2021/09/24/ios-15-weather-app-hands-on/ Hands-on: iOS 15 brings an all-new Weather app with maps, animations, and more Chance Miller - Sep. 24th 2021 12:10 pm PT @ChanceHMiller The Weather app is attracting quite a bit of attention with this year’s release of iOS 15. It’s getting an all-new design, new real-time notifications, and more. Head below as we take … Continue reading Changes in iOS 15’s Weather Map
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/27/children-set-for-more-climate-disasters-than-their-grandparents-research-shows Children set for more climate disasters than their grandparents, research shows Climate crisis brings stark intergenerational injustice but rapid emission cuts can limit damage Boy walks through a dried up agricultural field in the Saadiya area, north of Diyala in eastern Iraq. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington Sun 26 Sep 2021 19.01 … Continue reading Stark intergenerational injustice ahead even if rapid emission cuts made
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/24/nfl-wants-sunday-ticket-to-land-at-apple-report-says? NFL wants Sunday Ticket to land at Apple, report says Mikey Campbell | Sep 24, 2021 Rumors about the fate of NFL's Sunday Ticket are heating up, with a report this week claiming that Apple is the league's front runner to nab the popular streaming service. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Athletic on Thursday reported that … Continue reading NFL wants the Sunday ticket to land at Apple
This article contains several fine photographs with lengthy texts as well as a demonstration of how the methane is being removed -- none of which is included below. You'll have to click thru. https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-021-02523-5/index.html? How dangerous is Africa’s explosive Lake Kivu? An unusual lake in central Africa could one day release a vast cloud of … Continue reading Methane isn’t exactly safe – how’d you like the lake by you to explode?
https://apple.news/AxWOpU_clTVuDM7fW0WFikA What’s the link between climate change and extreme weather? Oxford climatologist Friederike Otto, named on this year’s Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people, tells David Aaronovitch what we all need to understand about the catastrophic weather sweeping the globe (it’s not all bad news) September 25 2021, The Times [of London] … Continue reading What’s the difference between extreme weather and climate change?