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#278: Honey for my Ears

January 22nd, 2020 · 92 minutes

This week, Phillr gets an update, iCloud encryption is in the news and Federico shows off his home screens. Also: rumors of a new Smart Keyboard, the possibility of Apple making its own podcasts and a bunch of creepy — yet soothing — whispering.

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Links and Show Notes

Matt Bonney's Twitter Filler Webpage
Lars Augustin's Philler Shortcut
Kyle Jones Winsted's: PWA for Twitter
Launched Episode 5: Myke Hurley
Annual Chairman (@AnnualChairman) / Twitter
Keynote Chairman (@KeynoteChairman) / Twitter
Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Early as March - MacRumors
iPad kickstand and keyboard case mod on Vimeo
SwitchEasy™ CoverBuddy for 2018 iPad Pro 12.9
Adapt - Relay FM
Apple Planning to Make Original Podcasts Promoting Its TV Shows - Bloomberg
Apple May Release Backlit Smart Keyboard With Scissor Switches Alongside 2020 iPads [Updated] - MacRumors
Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources - Reuters
Daring Fireball: Regarding Reuters’s Report That Apple Dropped Plan for Encrypting iCloud Backups
Apple reportedly abandoned plans to roll out end-to-end encrypted iCloud backups, apparently due to pressure from the FBI - 9to5Mac
Benjamin Mayo on Twitter: "In a 2018 interview, Cook’s comments to a German website heavily implied they are working on iCloud backups without a key (i.e. end-to-end encrypted)."
Daring Fireball: Tim Cook to Der Spiegel a Little Over a Year Ago: Apple Will Eventually No Longer Have a Key to iCloud Data
Google Online Security Blog: Google and Android have your back by protecting your backups
Can Apple live up to Apple’s privacy ads? - The Verge
iCloud security overview - Apple Support
MacStories Pixel - MacStories
Introducing MacStories Shortcuts Icons Color Edition, Featuring 350 Multi-Color Icons - MacStories
Ticci's Homescreen
Federico's Second Screen