Apple employees join backlash over CSAM photo scanning

Apple's controversial CSAM scanning proposal is drawing more heat, and this time it's coming from inside the company.

-- Leander Kahney, EIC.

Apple employees have begun voicing their concerns over the company’s plan to scan user photos for child abuse material (CSAM), according to a new report. Many are said to have taken to internal Slack channels to express worries over how the feature could be exploited by governments.

Dolby Atmos (spatial audio) and lossless music are on their way to HomePod and HomePod mini. Both features are available for testing in Apple’s latest HomePod 15 beta, rolled out to registered developers on Thursday. We’ll show you how to enable them.

The rollout of Matter, the standard expected to help smart-home systems like Apple HomeKit, Google Nest and Amazon Alexa Smart Home use devices in common, is delayed again.

Elago's awesome accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods are now available at 15% off.

Wurdweb is a new twist on crossword puzzles. The game supplies words and it’s up to players to fit as many as possible on a board. It’s one of those “easy to learn, hard to master” casual puzzle games. It debuted Friday on the Apple Arcade subscription service.

The LG 32” UltraFine Display OLED Pro Monitor is a new option for creative professionals who need a top-tier display. It offers a million-to-one contrast ratio and a very wide color gamut. The screen is aimed at the same market as Apple’s Pro Display XDR. And has a price tag to match.

Sometimes we go looking for a cool computer setup to write about and end up wowed by a mere accessory. In this case, it’s a 3D-printed stand for five Apple products, styled to look sort of like a cross between a Mac Pro and a Pro Display XDR.

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"My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others' negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts." -- Steve Jobs.

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