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Apple slices its AI image synthesis times in half with new Stable Diffusion fix

Enlarge / Two examples of Stable Diffusion-generated artwork provided by Apple. reader comments 44 with 0 posters participating Share this story On Wednesday, Apple released optimizations that allow the Stable Diffusion AI image generator to run on Apple Silicon using Core ML, Apple’s proprietary framework for machine learning models. The optimizations will allow app developers… Read More »

Apple iPhone factory workers clash with police in China

Enlarge / Workers walk outside Hon Hai Group’s Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, China, in 2010. reader comments 59 with 0 posters participating Share this story Violent worker protests have erupted at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China as authorities at the Foxconn plant struggle to contain a COVID-19 outbreak while maintaining production ahead… Read More »

Stable Diffusion in your pocket? “Draw Things” brings AI images to iPhone

Enlarge / Generating AI images using “Draw Things” on the iPhone. Benj Edwards / Apple reader comments 21 with 0 posters participating Share this story On Wednesday, a San Francisco-based developer named Liu Liu released Draw Things: AI Generation, a free app available in the App Store that lets iPhone owners run the popular Stable… Read More »

Apple rushes out patch for iPhone and iPad 0-day reported by anonymous source

reader comments 31 with 21 posters participating, including story author Share this story Apple on Monday patched a high-severity zero-day vulnerability that gives attackers the ability to remotely execute malicious code that runs with the highest privileges inside the operating system kernel of fully up-to-date iPhones and iPads. In an advisory, Apple said that CVE-2022-42827,… Read More »

Fake Joe Rogan interviews fake Steve Jobs in an AI-powered podcast

Enlarge / Which Steve Jobs is the real one? Ars Technica reader comments 45 with 38 posters participating Share this story A voice synthesis company based in Dubai published a fictional podcast interview between Joe Rogan and Steve Jobs using realistic voices digitally cloned from both men. It takes place during the “first episode” of… Read More »

IoT harmony? What Matter and Thread really mean for your smart home

Enlarge / Matter promises to make smart home devices work with any control system you want to use, securely. This marketing image also seems to promise an intriguing future involving smart mid-century modern chairs and smart statement globes. reader comments 65 with 44 posters participating, including story author Share this story The specification for Matter… Read More »

iOS VPNs have leaked traffic for more than 2 years, researcher claims

Getty Images reader comments 41 with 29 posters participating, including story author Share this story A security researcher says that Apple’s iOS devices don’t fully route all network traffic through VPNs as a user might expect, a potential security issue the device maker has known about for years. Michael Horowitz, a longtime computer security blogger… Read More »

Small businesses count cost of Apple’s privacy changes

Enlarge (credit: Kentaroo Tryman | Getty Images) Small businesses are cutting back marketing spending due to Apple’s sweeping privacy changes that have made it harder to target new customers online, in a growing trend that has led to billions of dollars in lost revenues for platforms like Facebook. Apple last year began forcing app developers… Read More »

Why Lockdown mode from Apple is one of the coolest security ideas ever

Enlarge (credit: Apple) Mercenary spyware is one of the hardest threats to combat. It targets an infinitesimally small percentage of the world, making it statistically unlikely for most of us to ever see. And yet, because it selects only the most influential individuals (think diplomats, political dissidents, and lawyers), the sophisticated malware private companies sell… Read More »