Bye Jony

Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive will depart the company later this year, bringing an end to a tenure spent crafting some of technology’s most influential products, including the iPhone. Ive, who has led Apple’s design team since 1996, is… Read More ›

What can we do about deepfakes?

There exist, on the internet, any number of videos that show people doing things they never did. Real people, real faces, close to photorealistic footage; entirely unreal events. These videos are called deepfakes, and they’re made using a particular kind… Read More ›

A 101-year-old TidBITS Reader

While helping a TidBITS member with a login problem recently, Lauri Reinhardt learned something fascinating. The reader, an amiable gentleman named George Jedenoff, was almost 102 years old. There may be an estimated 72,000 centenarians in the United States, but… Read More ›


I was pointed to this article via Apple News yesterday and was surprised at how impressively it displays on my iPhone. If you have an iPhone and access to Apple News take a look at it. The story may not… Read More ›

Farewell then, iTunes

Last Monday, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company’s head of software engineering, Craig Federighi, announced that it was terminating iTunes. In one way, the only surprising thing was that Apple had taken so long to reach that decision. It’s… Read More ›