Patent differences, Apple Park, 4K webcam, revamped UltraFines, Apple ID email address, Alfred birthday,no Gmail encryption, password protections

Periscopic believes it has spotted a clear narrative in the infographics of the respective companies’ patents

Patent differences between Apple and Google — Steve Jobs was granted 347 patents over the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 over the same period. Apple is driven largely by a centralised development structure, stemming from its fabled design studio, whereas Google has a more distributed, open-source approach to new products.

Nine new facts about the new circular Apple Park complex — Courtesy of The San Jose Mercury News, Cupertino public works director Timm Borden and senior civil engineer David Stillman offered up nine new things about Apple Park, formerly known as Apple Campus 2.0. For example, When HP owned this property, 30% of it was landscaping (i.e. plants and such), while 70% was parking and buildings (i.e. ground coverage). Apple has flipped those numbers with 70% landscaping and 30% ground coverage.

Logitech BRIO, a 4K Webcam for Mac — Logitech announced BRIO earlier this month. Brio is a 4K webcam aimed specifically at YouTubers and other vloggers, with support for multiple resolutions: 4K (Ultra HD) at 30 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 30 or 60 fps, and 720p (HD) at 30 or 60 fps. BRIO also features a 5X digital zoom and a lightning feature Logitech calls RightLight 3 with HD.

Revamped UltraFine 5K displays should start shipping March 8-16 — LG appears to have revised UltraFine 5K displays (presumably with proper shielding) since Apple is currently promising deliveries as soon as March 8 through March 16 for new orders. Apple Store Pickup still isn’t available, but that will likely change once inventory reaches retail locations, the article adds.

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID account — Apple ID is the gateway to Apple’s online services:App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more. It’s a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

Alfred birthday — Alfred 3, the award-winning Mac jack of all trades utility, has a birthday. It’s free but you can buy add-ons.

Google still doesn’t have end-to-end Gmail encryption — Google insists its encryption plugin isn’t vapourware, yet the company’s latest move has left critics with the distinct impression that Gmail’s encrypted future looks cloudy at best, if not altogether evaporated. [Apple Mail has end to end encryption on iCloud email. Since Google makes millions from selling your data, they don’t really have much interest in this, surely? And yet another reason to use a free iCloud account instead of the accursed, problematic Gmail.]

Password protect yourMac Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents, and Safari passwords — It’s easy to protect your iWork docs, and here’s how to manage passwords in Safari.