9to5Mac

More iOS 14 leaks by 9to5Mac. These might be straight from the source and credible, but until Apple makes he official announcements, it’s hard to justify this being labeled as news.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


The Hollywood Reporter

EA hasn’t quite lost rights to making NFL games, though. 2K will make “non-simulation football game experiences”, while Madden will continue to be where players can go for a more accurate simulation experience.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNN

Apple has updated their website with instructions on how to clean your iPhone in these scary times. You can find the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172?mod=article_inline. While this isn’t necessarily newsworthy, it’s still good information to have.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

The title just about sums this up. They are avoiding in person events to minimize risk of the coronavirus. You can expect some huge updates to their camera, as they stated that they would “usher in a new era of zoom capabilities”.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


PhoneArena

The bug is inconsistent, with users being able to take proper selfies only sometimes. Hopefully Samsung fixes this soon!

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


DroidLife

A fairly comprehensive leak, but it’s still a leak. Or is it? Google is notorious for letting these leaks happen.

Verdict: NOTWORTHY


TNW

While the article is a day late, it definitely isn’t a dollar short. While Google’s offering isn’t the only option, it is very popular with the dev and research communities.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CCN.com

Another leak that even the outlet reporting it suggests approaching with high levels of skepticism.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, CLICKBAIT


Ars Technica

Very concerning to hear about, as user privacy and data is something that is being constantly infringed upon by companies. You should always be careful about what apps you put on your phone, and what permissions you give them.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


BGR

It’s being disguised as informative news, but it’s more like a sensationalized ad. No doubt BGR gets affiliate money for every unit sold.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, CLICKBAIT

The Verge

While we’re on the topic of customer’s privacy, Arlo and Blink are adding two-factor authentication to help keep users accounts secure. This comes shortly after Amazon’s Ring cameras were hacked and taken control of in December.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


9to5Mac

If you go into your local Apple store and it seems like a ghost town, this might give you an idea why. Good on Apple for taking steps to ensure public safety.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


TechCrunch

Alas, these are not benevolent hackers looking to hack hackers in an attempt to reduce hacking. They are looking to compromise not only their targets, but also to also access any targets that the person they are hacking has previously hacked as well.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY, OLD NEWS


GeekWire

A good idea in theory, but hopefully it works well in practice. It’s also nice to see that they aren’t looking to monetize, but rather to help people be more aware.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Forbes

Misinformation can be deadlier than a lack of information. Google is aggressively working to prevent misinformation about the coronavirus from spreading.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Be careful who you trust! It’s actually more surprising that we’re only hearing about fraudulent reviews now, considering other sites have bad actors that abuse their review systems. Good on Yelp for doing something about it, but it’s taken way too long.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


CNET

More and more companies are shutting down, with no idea how things will turn out. The only definite at the moment is that these are trying times for everybody.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY