TechCrunch: Apple introduces new privacy portal to comply with GDPR

TechCrunch: Apple introduces new privacy portal to comply with GDPR. “Accessible via an ‘Apple ID Data & Privacy’ website — which was first spotted by 9to5Mac — Apple customers can request access to the full gamut of personal data, which includes sign-in history, contacts, calendar, notes, photos and documents, as well as services such as Apple Music, the App Store, iTunes, and Apple Care.”

Now Available: Video Archive Devoted to Steve Jobs

Thanks to Esther S. for the heads-up on the Steve Jobs Archives. Yes, that Steve Jobs. From the home page: “My name is Art Matsak and on this website, I have collected the best Steve Jobs videos and arranged them according to the chapters of the famous biography by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs Archive is a perfect companion to the bio that lets you watch the historical moments as they unfold in the book.”

Inspiring the future: Why Apple should establish an official public archive (9to5Mac)

9to5Mac: Inspiring the future: Why Apple should establish an official public archive. “Last week, Apple celebrated 20 years of the iMac. Major anniversaries are today relatively uncommon for the company, but will become increasingly prevalent in the future. Now 42 years old, Apple is a cornerstone in the technology industry. With such a rich and unique history, Apple’s products and values deserve to be properly catalogued through an official digital archive.”

BetaNews: Apple releases iOS 11.3 with a massive focus on privacy

BetaNews: Apple releases iOS 11.3 with a massive focus on privacy. “Ahead of GDPR in Europe, Apple has released iOS 11.3, complete with a selection of privacy-focused tools. But while privacy is at the heart of the release, it is far from being the end of the story. The recent Facebook scandal has focused attention on privacy, and this is something Apple will be more than happy to capitalize upon, bringing GDPR-prompted tools to the world — not just Europe. But iOS 11.3 also includes an extensive changelog with a range of fixes and updates.”

Ubergizmo: Apple Promises To Fix Latest iPhone Crash Bug Before iOS 11.3

Ubergizmo: Apple Promises To Fix Latest iPhone Crash Bug Before iOS 11.3. “We picked up on a report earlier today about a new bug in iOS 11.2 that’s making iPhones crash and even disabling access to apps like iMessages and WhatsApp. Bugs have been causing a lot of headaches recently for iOS device users and the latest one just makes matters worse. The good thing is that Apple has promised to release a fix for the latest iPhone crash bug before iOS 11.3, which means that it should be out soon.”

Chicago Tribune: In rare showing, Google arrives at CES to battle Alexa and Siri

Chicago Tribune: In rare showing, Google arrives at CES to battle Alexa and Siri. “More than 3,900 companies are on hand to show off their latest technologies at CES this week, but there’s one giant name that stands out from the pack: Google. This is the first time in several years that the Mountain View, California, titan has had a big, stand-alone booth at the show and its presence not only reflects the changing dynamic of the show, but also serves as a declaration of war on the battlefield of digital assistants.”