Huawei Announces HarmonyOS – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Huawei announces its IoT operating system, HarmonyOS, Facebook is reporting talking to news organizations about licensing content for a news section, and Apple wants Goldman Sachs to approve as many Apple Card applications as possible

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Current Geek 227: Cheers

Welcome to Current Geek: Autopilot Edition. A chance for us to watch the pilot episode of a TV show and geek out about it! I’m Scott Johnson, he’s Tom Merritt, and this week, we’re talking about Cheers

Battery Rights Management – DTNS 3591

IFixit reports that if anyone but Apple replaces a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, a “service” message displays saying the phone is “unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. At Black Hat, Researchers from security firm Checkpoint demonstrated an exploit of WhatsApp that would let an attacker alter text in a quoted message to change what a person appeared to write. Early results from a study by Apple, Eli Lilly and Evidation Health found that data from an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Beddit sleep monitor, differentiated patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia from those without symptoms.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.

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Samsung Announces Three Galaxy Notes – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung announces new Galaxy Note phones, as well as the Galaxy Book laptop. Instagram cuts off marketing platform that scraped location data on Instagram Stories.

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Notes on the New Note – DTNS 3590

We pick apart Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 announcement; the good, the bad and the interesting.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 278 – Preacher (401-402), Hobbs & Shaw, Extras (201)

Preacher is back with two episodes to premiere its final season. Tom & Bryce saw Hobbs & Shaw–is it any & good? Plus, kicking off the second season of Extras and a Movie Draft update!

Next week: Extras (201).

00:46 – Summer Movie Draft update
07:08 – Triage: Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
08:54 – Preacher (401-402)
16:29 – Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
25:45 – Extras (201)

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Apple Restricting VoIP – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500iOS 13 will stop VoIP apps from running in the background when not in active use, FedEx ends a contract with Amazon and Facebook sues over click fraud.

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Recycled People Are Pretty Too – DTNS 3589

Google pledges that 100 percent of all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral by 2020 and 100% of “Made by Google” products will include recycled materials and will maximize recycled content whenever possible starting 2022. Is this a PR gimmick or the start of larger trend in tech companies approach to environmental sustainability?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang.

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DOJ: AT&T Employees Took Bribes To Unlock Phones, Install Malware – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung launches the Watch Active 2, Apple issues new credit card, Microsoft claims hacking group Strontium is targeting hot devices.

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Cordkillers 278 – AT&TVWXYZ (w/ Shannon Morse)

Locast is being sued, AT&T is rebranding DirecTV Now, and HBO Max orders a series based on “Circe.” All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Shannon Morse.

This week on It’s Spoilerin’ Time: Preacher (401-402), Hobbs & Shaw, Extras (201).
Next week: Preacher (403) and Extras (202).

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