The Lighthouse IT Podcast - June 16th, 2023
This week, Matt & Griff discuss the latest news from Apple, like the Vision Pro and their gaming initiative, the latest missteps from Reddit, the latest newcomer to the search engine API market, the latest major computer vulnerability (this time courtesy of Gigabyte), and consuming vast quantities of taurine.
A study performed on mice has found that consuming lots of taurine increased their lifespan by 10-12%. (Note: this is just one study and not an endorsement of consuming 62 cans worth of taurine)
Vision Pro announced
Apple is looking to enter the VR/AR space with their new headset, the Vision Pro, although with it starting at $3500 it's questionable if it will catch on.
Mac Gaming is finally here, thanks to their Game Porting Toolkit
Apple also looking to promote their platform for gaming, they have released the Game Porting Toolkit, designed to make it quick and easy to port games from Windows to macOS.
Reddit users & mods on strike... indefinitely
Social media platform Reddit has hiked prices of use of its API, which has produced much outrage from the community, much of which has closed their respective subreddits in protest.
Apollo closing June 30th
Popular 3rd party Reddit app, Apollo, is following with the community protest and shutting itself down on the 30th.
Reddit crashed because of the subreddit blackout
As so many subreddits shifted to private in protest of the API pricing changes, Reddit itself ended up experiencing technical issues.
Brave Search API, bringing independence and competition to the search landscape
The Brave Search API is now available for commercial use for any company or developer worldwide as an alternative to mainstream search engines such as Google and Bing.
Gigabyte gets bit by backdoor vulnerability in motherboards
The short and dirty version is that Gigabyte's motherboards fail to properly confirm that updates that it downloads are legitimate, and that's incredibly bad for user security.