If you own an iPod, they’re about to become a collectors item
Apple has announced it’s discontinuing the iPod touch, the tech giant’s original music player.
The iconic MP3 player was last updated in 2019 but first launched back in 2001.
The iPod was invented by the same guy who made the iPhone.
Today there are more than 90 million songs available via Apple’s streaming service Apple Music, but people will have to consume their tunes with other Apple products instead.
Many analysts aren’t surprised with the announcement saying it was always inevitable that the iPhone would one day replace the iPod.
That’s because the decline of iPod sales can be connected to the rise of iPhone sales – like the move from digital downloads to streaming.
iPods will still be available until stocks last.
U.S. warns against hiring North Korean tech workers
The U.S. is warning North Korean workers are trying to find IT jobs by hiding their identities
The U.S. believes workers are seeking to steal money for their home country.
Many of them are allegedly pretending to be from other parts of Asia, according to three U.S. agencies.
The State Department says thousands of highly skilled IT workers are sent around the world to generate revenue to help with North Korea’s weapons production.
If North Korea is employing workers to fund its missiles program, the move would be in violation of U.N. international sanctions.
“The United States is committed to disrupting illicit DPRK revenue-generating activities, which may facilitate criminal activity, provide direct support to the DPRK’s unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs, and threaten international peace and security,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
The country has conducted several missile tests in recent months, including a banned intercontinental ballistic missile.
Apple delays return to the office as COVID rates spike
Apple has delayed its staff from returning to HQ on a full-time basis
Apple has delayed its workers from returning to the office full time.
Employees who are in the current working in the office two-day-per-week as part of a trial programme will have the option to once again work fully remote if they feel uncomfortable coming into the office.
According to news outlet The Verge, a memo released by Apple’s COVID-19 response team says that its updates are based on current infection rates and hospitalisations.
Apple is also requesting employees who do decide to return to the office to wear masks when in common areas like meeting rooms, hallways, and elevators.
Social media giants slammed for spreading graphic footage from Buffalo shooting
Social-media sites are being slammed for the spread of graphic and far-right material from Saturday’s horrific attack in Buffalo, New York
The gunman livestreamed the fatal shooting of 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket on Twitch.
The gut wrenching footage captured on the gunman’s helmet, was duplicated on other streaming sites after Twitch removed it.
Twitch was quick to take down the live stream, but meta and twitter still remain behind the eight ball and under heavy scrutiny.
The platforms say footage from the attack and links to the shooter’s manifesto are being actively removed.
While 22 viewers watched the stream live on Twitch, the Washington Post says a copy uploaded to an alternative streaming site was viewed more than three million times before its removal.
Facebook did not remove a link to the copy for more than 10 hours, racking up tens of thousands of views
Meta says it is removing and blocking copies of the livestream, the shooter’s manifesto and external links to them.
But Meta says some people have been trying to bypass its policies to post material from the attack online.
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