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Yahoo TechnologyFeb 28, 2024
Apple's Scrapped Car Project Means AI and Headset Bets Are More Urgent

Apple ramped up its autonomous car project last year. Now, it's killing it. (Washington Post Tech)
Apple Kills Its Electric Car Project (New York Times Tech)

EngadgetFeb 27, 2024
Tumblr and WordPress posts will reportedly be used for OpenAI and Midjourney training
Tumblr and WordPress are reportedly set to strike deals to sell user data to artificial intelligence companies OpenAI and Midjourney. 404 Media reports that the platforms' parent company, Automattic, is nearing completion of an agreement to provide data to help train the AI companies' models.

It isn't clear which data will be included, but the report suggests Automattic may have overreached initially. An alleged internal post from Tumblr product manager Cyle Gage suggests Automattic prepared to send private or partner-related data that wasn't supposed to be included in the deal. The questionable content reportedly included private posts on public blog posts, deleted or suspended blogs, unanswered (therefore, not publicly posted) questions, private answers, posts marked explicit and content from premium partner blogs (like Apple's former music site).

The internal post suggests Automattic's engineers are preparing a list of post IDs that should have been excluded. It isn't clear whether the data had already been sent to the AI companies.

Engadget emailed Automattic to ask for comment on the report. The company replied with a published statement, claiming, "We will share only public content that's hosted on and Tumblr from sites that haven't opted out." The statement notes that legal regulations don't currently require AI companies' web crawlers to abide by users' opt

Mac RumorsFeb 27, 2024
Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded release candidates of upcoming iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming one week after Apple seeded the fourth betas. The RCs are the final versions of the software that will be released to the public next week so long as no bugs are found during this final testing process.

Apple Seeds macOS Sonoma 14.4 Beta 5 to Developers (Mac Rumors)

Mac RumorsFeb 27, 2024
Apple Confirms iOS 17.4 Lets Video Calling Apps Turn Off Reactions
Apple today publicly confirmed that iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 allow developers of video calling apps to turn off the Reactions feature by default in their apps.

Mac RumorsFeb 27, 2024
New Spring Apple Watch Band Colors Coming Soon
Apple often refreshes Apple Watch band colors on a seasonal basis, and code in iOS 17.4 suggests that new spring colors will be coming soon.

CNET NewsFeb 27, 2024
iPhone 15 Series: We Compare the Base vs. Plus vs. Pro vs. Pro Max - CNET
Apple's latest iPhone 15 series has four different models, each with its own price and set of features. Here's how they compare against each other, spec by spec.

CNET How ToFeb 27, 2024
Best Laptop Deals: Big Savings on Apple MacBook, Lenovo, Dell, Acer and More - CNET
If you've been wanting to upgrade your laptop for a while now, there are a lot of great deals you can take advantage of.

SlashDotFeb 27, 2024
Apple Cancels Work on Electric Car

Mac RumorsFeb 24, 2024
Top Stories: Apple Sports App, iMessage Security Upgrade, and More
This week saw the surprise release of a new Apple Sports app for tracking sports scores across a number of leagues, while we learned more about features coming soon in iOS 17.4.

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage (Mac Rumors)
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