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∞ A brief history of the insane precautions Marvel has taken to avoid movie spoilers from getting out

I honestly don't get this need to broadcast the spoilers. Why consciously ruin the movie for other fans?

∞ The Dalrymple Report: An Apple Music rant and Dave buys a new TV

I took a few minutes at the start of this week's podcast to rant a little about some of the mistakes Apple Music is making lately, and then I talk to Dave about all the things he considered before

Zoomquilt

An infinitely zooming image. It'll start as soon as you click the link.Hypnotic.∞ Read this on The Loop

15 months of fresh hell inside Facebook

Wired: Earlier that month Facebook had unveiled a major change to its News Feed rankings to favor what the company called “meaningful social interactions.” News Feed is the core of Facebook—the

Princeton IoT Inspector lets you see what your smart home devices are up to

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac: Smart home devices are potentially one of the bigger security threats since there is no easy way to check what they are up to on your network. That’s a problem Princeton

Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook is the Samsung of social media. They just can't stop shooting themselves in the feet. Unlike Samsung, their screw ups can create a lot more damage.

∞ How does Venice work?

Venice is a fascinating place. Not only because of its history and culture but its actual physical nature. This is a really well-done video "explaining" the city.

∞ Steve Jobs looks up a few words in the dictionary

[VIDEO] Steve knows how to hold a room, deliver a punchline. I love this. Video embedded in main Loop post.

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold review units breaking, peeling, a bit of a PR nightmare

Yesterday, my Twitter feed was littered with complaints about Samsung's new foldable phone. Here's but one example (WARNING: Strobe effect in the

∞ The Making of Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother” ad

[VIDEO] If you haven't already, jump to this post and watch Apple's fantastic "Don't mess with Mother" ad. Great footage synced with great music.Once you've absorbed that chewy goodness, check out the

Guilherme Rambo: Apple merging Find My Friends and Find My iPhone, developing Tile-like personal item tracking

Guilherme Rambo, 9to5Mac: All devices from a user – and their family – can be located using the unified app, including AirPods. Devices can be put in “lost mode” or made to play a sound using the

Trying on shoes via iPhone augmented reality

Another example of augmented reality creeping into real life:https://twitter.com/kpimmel/status/1118178703534510080I can definitely see using this to get a sense of how new kicks would look on your

Apple quadruples size of iPhone recycling program

Apple: Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot.

∞ Apple ad: Don’t mess with Mother

[VIDEO] I love this ad (embedded in main Loop post) so much. The choice of music, “Last Rites” by Megadeth, is just perfect.Watch. Worth it.

We built an ‘unbelievable’ (but legal) facial recognition machine

New York Times: To demonstrate how easy it is to track people without their knowledge, we collected public images of people who worked near Bryant Park (available on their employers’ websites, for

A simple Mac utility that solves most MacBook keyboard problems

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac: Unshaky is a simple Mac utility that monitors keyboard input, and then blocks anything it thinks is a double-press caused by a keyboard fault. The app works by asking you to

Reuters: Apple sourcing next gen lidar sensors

Reuters: Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still

Why Apple settled with Qualcomm

Bloomberg: Apple needs chips that will connect the iPhone to the new, fifth-generation wireless networks being introduced now or risk falling behind its rivals. The company had bet on Intel Corp.,

The birth of MacStories

Federico Viticci: Later this week on Saturday, April 20, MacStories will turn 10 years old. It was Monday, April 20, 2009 when, fresh out of a job from which I had gotten fired, I decided to

Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation

Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached