The theme of today’s newsletter is how to make big bucks.
The first story tells of a homeless indie developer who made up to $20,000 a day with a silly beer-drinking app.
The second recounts how a student scored a huge bug bounty for explaining to Apple how a webcam vulnerability could lead to more serious hacks.
If your thing is glory rather than money, be sure to enter Apple’s latest photo challenge. Apple is asking iPhone owners to upload their best macro photos to the socials with special tags. The winners get a great showcase on Apple’s website.
In other news:
- President Joe Biden called out “right to repair,” and said his January executive order is already compelling big companies like Apple to make changes on this front.
- iCloud suffers from unresolved syncing problems that may date back to November!
- iOS and iPadOS pack a bunch of soothing background sounds that can be played in, well, the background. See our how-to for details on using them to relax.
– Leander Kahney, EIC.
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