Although users can finally track the use of their phone and their specific applications while limiting the time spent on the phone and in applications, the problem has not been solved instantly. For parents, this offered a way to manage kids' technology and connected time. The tool has been coming long (Google similar wellness tool for Android phones was available in August 2018), but other applications have proliferated over the years to offer drug addicts and parents telephony similar functionality, but often extended.
A New York Times report Saturday found that 11 of the most used third-party parental control and screen time applications were removed from the Apple App Store or forced to change features. While it's about Apple's power to destroy applications and businesses that it considers competitors, it also weakens everyone's options for better phone control.
It's almost like in the repeated line of Apple that "We do not want people to use their phones all the time"is as hollow as it sounds." Of course, the company does not want users to be addicted to screens and insensibly connected to their phones, but NYT According to the report, it seems that the iPhone maker is deploying a lot of effort to reduce the customization options of phone use.
Apple has not responded to a request for comment on deleting third-party applications or more on its own tools and features.
Now, parents and compulsive phone users are limited to Apple's native tools, all dubbed "Screen time. "Although for many this is a perfect solution that reminds you to disconnect or look away, for others, it's not as powerful as what third-party options once offered.
Some glaring issues immediately appear with Apple's Screen Time. Especially since it's easy to get around the limits. The children quickly understood how to play commands and access YouTube or gaming apps that are not allowed to parents. For adults, time limits for social media or other applications require a lot of self-control. With only your secret code, you can let the phone allow you to return to Facebook all day if you wish.
Another problem: for families, Screen Time requires that the entire family has an iPhone. Other restricted apps gave parents the ability to manage their children's Android phone from their iPhone.
Other issues addressed by various applications included low coverage with the Apple tool, such as how to only block the contents of the Safari web browser for mobile, no Chrome or other; or multiple users using the same device. You do not want your child to have the same limitations when using the same iPad.
Leggett created Simplify Gmail, a free extension of Chrome that removes all icons from the left and right sides of the home screen. All chats, folders, emails and add-ons disappear. The Gmail logo at the top of the screen is also removed. In the end, you get a clear and enjoyable view of your main inbox – and not much else.
This is an e-mail utility approach that suits everyone, but those who are obsessed with a clean workspace will love it. I would easily recommend this extension to anyone who needs to go through a huge pile of emails.
Leggett has long been specialized in helping people sort through their emails. I said Quick business Google's insistence on adding other services to Gmail ultimately led to the creation of Mailbox, another famous project that I led at Google.
Google killed inbox earlier this year, to the dismay of many dedicated users. Leggett decided soon after to make public its extension. So, this is a reminder that if you're tired, like the main designer of Gmail New Gmail features – you can always try to fix it with a Chrome extension.
The company behind the courier service used by media organizations, technology giants and Fortune 500 companies around the world has released its plan. go in public on April 26, the document paints a detailed picture of the hopes and fears of society. One fear, in particular, is worth noting: a privacy disaster at the Facebook.
Buried in the "risk factors" section of the prospectus – Along with the concerns of hackers and market developments – lies the explicit fear that a serious breach of privacy on the part of the company could seriously harm the company. business. After all, nobody wants trust their personal data to a company it Many times betrayed their trust.
"Since many features of Slack involve the processing of personal data or other data on Slack and its employees, contractors, customers, partners, etc.," reads in the prospectus, "any impossibility to properly handle confidentiality issues, even if these concerns are unfounded, or compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies regarding privacy or data security may result in liability on our part, damage our reputation, adversely affect our sales and operations. "
In other words, if people perceive Slack as a mark of confidentiality vis-à-vis Facebook, its reputation – and then its business – will suffer.
"Any current or perceived failure on our part to comply with laws, regulations, requests for government access, privacy, data protection, consumer safety, data residence or telecommunication laws, and in one or more jurisdictions could result in lawsuits, actions penalties against us and could adversely affect our business and our reputation, "adds the prospectus.
Slack, of course, has a very different business model from Facebook. However, by their nature, the company's servers host the secrets and personal data of its customers. If Slack no longer relies on the trust his customers place in him, he is right to realize that companies will start looking elsewhere.
Notably, Slack does not end-to-end encryption communications – a fact that could theoretically be exploited not only by hackers, but also by shady third-party applications extract data. If this sounds very much in demand, you do not need to go further than the Cambridge Analytica scandal – in which a Facebook personality quiz app collected data about users and their friends – to see the potential ramifications of privacy.
Fortunately, the flyer shows that Slack is very aware of this risk and you obviously do not want to follow the troubling tracks of Facebook. Hope this does not change anytime soon.
However, at the time, Intel had not explicitly designated the judicial settlement as a reason for going out of the 5G mobile game. The CEO, Bob Swan, instead pointed to the lack of "profitability" of the decision. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal This week, Swan took a slightly different course and bluntly admitted that the colony had influenced its exit from the development of 5G mobile.
"In light of the announcement from Apple and Qualcomm, we evaluated the odds of earning money while offering this technology for smartphones and concluded at the time that we have not yet found a solution, "Swan said. Wall Street Journal.
Intel will continue to be interested in the development of 5G for devices other than smartphones, but the decision to end the development of the mobile phone will result in a loss of about $ 2.6 billion of its revenues from here 2021, according to the same source. Newspaper.
Apple worked exclusively with Intel for the modems for the new iPhones, while he was still arguing with Qualcomm. It sounded as if take a moment Intel to make a 5G modem for iPhone, with the consensus that Qualcomm was well equipped to do it
In the end, it may be better for everyone. Intel does not have to try to do anything that it will not be able to do as well as Qualcomm, while iPhone owners will arrive at the 5G model sooner than they do. ###################################################################### 39 would have otherwise.
Still, it will be later than one of the competitors of Apple's heads, Samsung. The giant of Korean technology launches his first phone with the 5G next month, at least a year before the scheduled date for Apple. The disadvantage is that the phone starts at $ 1,300 and that a large part of the US does not yet have access to 5G networks.