Episode 6: Tracking Trackers That Track with Jimmy Westenberg
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
This week, we’re taking a look at smartwatches, and we have Jimmy Westenberg from Android Authority to tell us all about them. From Apple to Google, from Garmin to Fitbit, there’s a ton going on out there, and Jimmy breaks it all down for us. Who’s doing it the best? Who needs to catch up…a lot? All that and more as we break down the State of Smartwatches in 2020.
OnePlus 8 news including a OnePlus Z rumor, and more (Dgit.com) We got a shout out from our old compatriots at the Dgit Daily newsletter. You should subscribe, because it’s great and it used to have a great podcast.
What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday? (NASA) The Hubble telescope has been observing space for over 30 years, and NASA curated spectacular images for every day of the year.
Company apologizes for ‘ill-advised’ plan to dock pay of workers getting stimulus checks (Fox 6 Now) So, you’re getting money from the Federal government huh? That’s great. We’ll be happy to take that from you. What do you mean that’s a bad idea? I guess our PR company says that’s a bad idea, so nevermind.
Zoom Meetings Do Not Support End-to-End Encryption (The Intercept) Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues (Verge) Zoom has disabled a feature that was exposing users’ LinkedIn profiles (Verge) Zoom.us went from 10 million users to 200 million users as suddenly everyone is working from home. But, it turns out, the spotlight isn’t always a good thing.
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a much more powerful fitness tracker disguised in its old body (Verge) Fitbit announced a new wearable this week and fulfilled a four year old demand from its users. Better late than never?
Apple Tests Its Secrecy Somewhere New: Employee Homes (Bloomberg) Apple finally let secret projects out of its spaceship campus since most of the people working on those secret projects were doing so from home.
WHO Launches Campaign to Encourage Video Gaming Together (Lifewire) This is our headline of the week: The WHO taketh away. The WHO giveth.
AMD drops a genuine shock on Intel in laptops, and more (DGiT) The race between Intel and AMD just got a lot more interesting.
Apple buys Dark Sky, immediately announces removal from Android (Android Authority) Apple bought up the popular Dark Sky weather app and promptly announced that it would be killing the Android version of the app.
T-Mobile completes merger with Sprint, John Legere steps down as CEO (Verge) The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is complete: What does it mean for customers? (Android Authority) T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants (Wired) T-Mobile’s Sprint deal gives US first look at a full 5G picture (CNet) Sprint and T-Mobile tied the knot, which is a cutesy way of saying T-Mobile gobbled up all of Sprint’s spectrum.
Walt Disney Imagineering offers online courses to learn how Disneyland is created (Kidsnews.com) Disney world released a free online course through khan academy which shows how the sausage is made over there.
YouTube ‘Shorts’ is Google’s answer to TikTok, says report (The Next Web) YouTube keeps losing users to Tik Tok, so to fight back, YouTube is launching its own Tik Tok competitor.
Helping public health officials combat COVID-19 (Google Blog) Google is releasing location data for millions of phone users to help track the spread of COVID-19 and the federal government would never do anything bad with that data right?
Apple Lets Some Video Apps Sell Shows Without Taking 30% Cut (Verge) HBO is offering a ton of free content to beat the lockdown blues (Android Authority) Two surprises in the entertainment category hit us this week. HBO has a ton of free content on its mobile app, and Amazon announced that you can now buy movies directly from the iOS app.