Apple vs the world, MacBook screen repair extended, PhotoStream and deleting images


Apple versus the FBI, Kanye West, Trump and versus the world — Seemingly everyone in the tech world was talking about Apple’s fight with the US government over encryption and backdoor access to iOS. But the iPhone maker also found itself under fire from a variety of others as well, including hedge fund managers, and even rapper Kanye West. Catch up now on the busy week that was. Meanwhile, it turns out San Bernardino Health Department changed the terrorists’s iCloud password at FBI request (since the agency owns the iPhone seized by the FBI as well as the iCloud account tied to the phone), Apple has worked with FBI to access the iPhone since early January, and Donald T Rump (I may have spelt that wrong) has called on Apple to be boycotted if Apple doesn’t bend to every FBI request. Trump tweeted that out from his iPhone … an Apple spokesperson said that Trump’s anti-Apple views puts them in good company considering the other people he’s had a go at recently, including the Pope.

Apple extends MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues — Apple is extending its MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues until Dec. 31, 2016, according to an updated support document on its website. The program was previously set to expire on Feb. 27, 2016. Only a small percentage of all of the MacBook Pros made during that period are affected with the problem, which manifests itself as distorted or missing video and random restarts. The devices include 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros manufactured in 2011, and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros from mid 2012 to early 2013.

How to delete photos after they sync — This almost certainly relates to My Photo Stream (as it’s called in iOS 9 and El Captain), which works with iCloud, but is distinct and separate from iCloud Photo Library’s syncing. The fact that two interrelated options exist that seem to provide the same function has confused more people than just Fiona.


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