Day: January 16, 2023

The Apple TV expects you to have an iPhone in order to accept new iCloud terms and conditions

A viral tweet today highlights a somewhat frustrating limitation with the Apple TV software. As of a recent software update, tvOS expects users have access to an iPhone or iPad in order to do things like accept new iCloud terms and conditions, or update their Apple ID settings.

Although most people who use the box are deeply ensconced in the Apple ecosystem, this doesn’t apply to everyone. Up until recently, the Apple TV could be used essentially independently. It was assumed to be a standalone device, not an accessory. Not so much, anymore. Moreover, these changes mean Apple TV users who have Macs — but no personal iOS devices — are also left in the lurch.

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With new Macs coming soon, will Apple update the iMac with the M2 chip?

We’ve been hearing rumors for the past few months that Apple has been working on multiple new Macs. And according to new reports, at least some of these Macs – including new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros – may be announced as soon as tomorrow. But there’s one Mac that the rumors are not talking about, and that’s the iMac. Read on as we detail what we know about Apple’s plans for its all-in-one desktop.

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How I Built an Anonymous Voting System on the Ethereum Blockchain Using Zero-Knowledge Proof

Paper-based voting (like the US Presidental Election) is a very expensive way of voting. Blockchain-based voting seems like the holy grail of voting because it is cheap and secure. The blockchain is public and everybody can track everything on it. The only thing that is untrackable is that who voted to which party thanks to the zero-knowledge proof. The method that I’m using is the same as what is used by Tornado Cash.

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This concept visualizes everything we want in a new HomePod

Apple announced its HomePod back in February of 2018, meaning that the original HomePod is coming up on five years old with zero updates to the hardware. Then in March of 2021, instead of giving us a new HomePod, Apple just decided to discontinue the product altogether, keeping the HomePod mini as its only “smart” speaker on the shelves.

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Sophia Xing: The Product Manager Crafting AI-Driven Products That Balance Efficiency and Sensibility

Sophia Xing is the Lead Product Manager at Forethought, an AI SaaS platform for customer service teams. She developed TalkAI, a unique product that provided an AI-powered audience in the AR space that reacts to the speaker’s tone and content.

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Seattle Public Schools bans ChatGPT; district ‘requires original thought and work from students’


Seattle Public Schools is joining a growing number of school districts banning ChatGPT, the natural language chatbot from OpenAI that has sparked widespread attention in recent weeks. ChatGPT has garnered praise for its ability to quickly answer complex queries and instantly produce content. But it’s also generating concern among educators worried that students will use the technology to do their homework. SPS blocked ChatGPT on all school devices in December, said Tim Robinson, a spokesman for Seattle Public Schools, in an email to GeekWire. “Like all school districts, Seattle Public Schools does not allow cheating and requires original thought and… Read More

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