Weekly News Roundup Feb. 22-26
Apple Making it Even Harder to Hack iPhones
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 24, 2016
After last week’s recent events with Apple and the FBI, Apple engineers have started developing new security measures that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone.
“What’s at stake here is, can the government compel Apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world, including the U.S.,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told ABC Wednesday. “And also trample civil liberties.”
Siri to Come to the Mac This Year, Maybe
— The Verge (@verge) February 25, 2016
9to5Mac has reported that Siri will be coming to Apple computers later this year, finally. Siri has served on iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and the Apple watch so it was only a matter of time before she made her debut on Macbooks and iMacs. This has yet to be confirmed by Apple, but many can see this coming in the near future. 9to5Mac has also reported that Apple has been working on this feature since 2012.
Facebook Rolls Out Five New Reaction Buttons
— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) February 24, 2016
If you’ve been on Facebook this week, you have most likely seen the new Facebook reactions including ‘love’ and a few emojis. When liking a post on Facebook, you are now able to choose between different reactions: like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry. Facebook has also created a breakdown for each reaction with the total number and specific person.
DJI Offers Crash Insurance For Drones
— Engadget (@engadget) February 24, 2016
Drones are becoming more and more popular, but they are also being crashed. DJI has developed a protection plan that covers drone crashes. DJI Care will cover “dropping, squeezing or crashing caused by operator error or other accidents.”