The news is slow in Apple Land this week, so episode 578 of the Macworld Podcast is a bit of a smorgasbord of topics. Macworld’s Leah Yamshon, Michael Simon, and Dan Masaoka talk about their experiences of switching from iPhones to Android phones… and why they switched back (or are still on the fence!). The KRACK Wi-Fi exploit is still a big problem, but luckily Apple is working on it—we explain why it’s important and what you can do. And Cynthia Hogan, Apple’s vice president of public policy for the Americas, addressed some privacy concerns surrounding Face ID (spoiler alert: it’s pretty secure).
Bonus topics: The plausibility of a “foldable” iPhone, and TechHive’s review of the Sonos One smart speaker.
Here are some relevant links to get more info:
KRACK Wi-Fi exploit:
- KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know (PCWorld)
- Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more (Ars Technica)
- For a more technically detailed explanation of the exploit, check out Mathy Vanhoef’s KRACK attacks website.
- Apple responds to top senator’s privacy questions about the iPhone X’s face scanner (Business Insider)
- How Apple says it prevented Face ID from becoming racist (Gizmodo)
- About Face ID advanced technology (Apple’s official white paper document about Face ID)
- Face ID on the iPhone X: Everything you need to know (Macworld)
- Hands-on: The ZTE Axon M is the first smartphone with a foldable screen (PCWorld)
- Apple working with LG Display on future foldable iPhone (MacRumors)
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