Developers deny this allegation
There wasn’t too much reaction to the $4999 starting price of the monitor itself, or even the $1000 premium for the low-reflectivity upgrade. This is a true reference-grade monitor designed for critical color work by photographers, videographers, and filmmakers. Similar monitors typically cost upwards of $10,000, and Apple compared it to one costing $43,000.
But the Internet has had a lot to say about the optional stand …ok here we go, the audience were so close to booing when they announced the stand was $1000, $1K for a stand? Oh god, this is one first word somebody can spill out, it’s outstanding to put a $1K for a piece of metal to hold the screen, this is insane, even though it’s well knowing that people are ready to offer this price for such a piece of metal just because it’s “Apple”.
Apple itself is known for commanding high prices, but even compared to its own kit, the Pro Stand seems to have created a class of its own in terms of the Cupertino excellence mark-up. It’s not a direct comparison but there’s a swanky iMac stand aimed at regular people on Apple’s online US store. It’s called the Twelve South HiRise Pro. It works with iMacs, iMac Pros and external displays. It’s made from aluminium with an optional walnut finish on the front, adjustable to four different height options and has a “padded leather valet tray” for your phone, glasses, keys and other tchotchkes. It costs $150.
Just over $1,000 will also pay for: an Apple HomePod, an Apple Watch Series 4, an Apple TV 4K and a pair of AirPods 2.
Remember these are Apple products we’re talking about. It doesn’t make sense to compare these ‘consumer’ products to the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, but this is an adjustable metal stand versus a speaker, a smartwatch, a streaming box and some in-ear headphones. The Pro Stand has singlehandedly done the impossible and made them all look like bargains. Bravo. We are not worthy.
WhatsApp is not safe
In a recent official statement, a representative of the United Nations (UN) said that the popular WhatsApp messenger is not safe software.
Due to security concerns, the UN has banned its officials from using the messaging app since June 2019.
What are the roots of this accusation? Recall, the other day there was information that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (Mohammed bin Salman) may be directly related to hacking the smartphone Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Allegedly, an encrypted message was sent from his phone via WhatsApp that contained a malicious file.
Each UN official was instructed to refrain from u
sing WhatsApp for official communication since this messenger is not safe. UN spokesperson Farhan Haq
At the same time, WhatsApp developers claim that 1.5 billion people use the best messenger in the industry, including in terms of security.
Each message is secured using end-to-end encryption to prevent messages from being viewed on WhatsApp or unwanted third-party sources.
Our encryption technology, developed in conjunction with Signal, remains the best to date and is highly regarded by security experts. Carl Woog, Director of Communications,WhatsApp.
Four ways Google is using AI to solve problems too complex for humans
At the core of the concept is Google’s TensorFlow – an end-to-end open source platform for machine learning.
Google AI Lead Jeff Dean said projects on the the company’s cloud services have restrictions, but admits the tech giant reluctantly has to accept those taking the open-source technology and using it for dubious purposes.