Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury • The Register

Review At first, it wasn’t entirely clear whether it would be worthwhile doing a review of the new Google Home Mini.

The new, cut-down version of the digital assistant could probably have been summed up in a tweet. Something like: “Home Mini: smaller, cheaper, sound worse but still fine.”

But then, and it’s not entirely clear how or in response to what, the little puck-like device implied that it could call a mobile phone. This actually sounded pretty useful: you could be in the kitchen and say something like “call my wife” and have a conversation without having to find your phone or tap any buttons.

So let’s do exactly that; let’s test just how smart this AI technology that Sundar Pichai keeps swooning over really is. “Call my wife.”

Nothing happens, of course, because you have to say “OK Google” every damn time. OK Google, what’s the time? OK Google, set a timer. OK Google. OK Google. OK Google. Aaarrrrrgh. You wish the wake word could be literally anything else: “Hey Janice…” Anything.

Anyway, “OK Google, call my wife.”

Here we go, here comes the brave new world. This machine is going to understand “call”, it’s going to know from my voice it is me (a new feature, you can “train” it by saying, you guessed it, “OK Google” multiple times), and then take the words “my wife” to carry out some incredible Google AI to make the connection between me and my spouse.

Then it will fish into my contacts, identify the right person’s mobile phone and connect me – all in less than a second. I’m going to ignore the privacy implications and just enjoy its awesomeness.

And the little puck flashes some white spots. And decides it can’t be bothered. It doesn’t even reply.

Hmmmm

I try again: “OK Google, call my wife.”

More lights. Silence. Then after a pause, it decides not to be rude and ignore me again but says: “I’m sorry I don’t know what to do about that.” (Or something similar.)

A different tack. “OK Google, I would like to call someone.”

“You can use Google Voice to call…” Great, we’re building an understanding here.

“OK Google, I would like to use Google Voice to call my wife.”

“I’m sorry, I don’t know anyone of that name. Perhaps you can say their first or last name.”

“McCarthy.” Nothing. Have to say “OK Google”, of course. “OK Google, I would like to use Google Voice to call my wife, last name McCarthy.”

“You can use Google Voice…”

“Yes, I know…” The Mini is starting to lose me here. But we get back to the last name option and I say “McCarthy” again. “I have one McCarthy: Kieren McCarthy. Calling…” And soon after, my mobile starts ringing.

To boil down the next 10 minutes, I go into two separate apps (Google Home and Google Voice) and make sure my wife’s number is in the system, and that Google Home is connected to the same Voice account, and try it all over again.

The end result? My mobile phone starts ringing and I give up on this wonderful new feature.

Smart home?

Let’s see if the smart home features have got any better. Our house has a range of smart home devices: Nest and Ecobee thermostats, August smart locks, Ring doorbells, several smart cameras, and smart power sockets and light switches and so on.

The Google Home app offers me just the Nest thermostat. With a little exclamation sign next to it. Tap. “You need to relink your (Upgrade!) Nest account.” Not sure what this means, but I tap the “relink account” link and my phone bounces me to a Nest webpage, where I logged into my Nest account, and then to a page where you “Accept” a connection (lots of terms and conditions) and then bounces to a Google assistant webpage (not the app but a webpage) and… stalls. Nothing.

Hit refresh on the blank page. Nothing. Back to the Google Home app. You need to relink your (Upgrade!) Nest account. Zero for two.

And this is the big problem with digital assistants. They have ended up doing some things really well: playing music, telling you the weather, setting a timer. Google’s Home and Mini even does a pretty good job telling you what’s happening that day by combining what’s in your (Google) calendar and news snippets.

But the next-level stuff: the phone calls and the smart home and basically anything that requires a connection to some other system is a royal pain in the arse.

I’m sure it is possible to get them to talk to one another if I am willing to log out of everything, reinstall apps, and log back into everything in the right order. But I’m not going to because it’s just not worth the hassle.

Get it, or pass?

So should you get a Google Home Mini anyway?

Sure, if you want. It is a terrifically small size. Considering its size, the speakers are pretty good. It’s not good sound quality – playing music can be a little grating compared to the larger Home, or Amazon’s Echo, or, you know, an actual sound system. But it is good enough.

If you have a Home or Echo and like the ability to ask it questions and you find yourself walking to wherever the device is in order to ask questions, then maybe having a second device in a different part of your home is a useful thing.

Some people clearly like this: hence Amazon’s cut-down Dot that Google is blatantly copying with this Home Mini. At $49 (and £49 because in the tech world the dollar and pound have 1:1 parity), it’s not that expensive. Could be a nice birthday or holiday gift.

Should you just buy the Mini over the pricier $129 Google Home? For this reviewer at least, it wouldn’t be worth it, mostly because the most common usage for these devices is playing music. If you want one, save up and get the larger Home.

Unless you have a large house, or two floors, the Home will also hear and understand your request if you shout it. The critical test, as ever, is: does the Mini stay in place once the testing is done?

And the answer is: no. It was unplugged and the Echo regained its rightful position in the kitchen.

Now, the next question is: so where do we plug in the Google Mini – which room does it go in? My wife and I run through the options. Lounge? No, don’t need it (the lounge is next to the kitchen.)

The bedroom? A raised eyebrow that means “don’t even think about it.” The bathroom? “Why? So I can ask what the weather is while showering?” The kids room? “Not in a million years.” The office? Maybe. But not now.

So there you have it: the Google Home Mini. Sort of useful so long as you don’t try to do too much with it. ®

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Apple’s macOS reveals your encrypted drive’s password in the hint box • The Register

Video Apple on Thursday released a security patch for macOS High Sierra 10.13 to address vulnerabilities in Apple File System (APFS) volumes and its Keychain software.

Matheus Mariano, a developer with Brazil-based Leet Tech, documented the APFS flaw in a blog post a week ago, and it has since been reproduced by another programmer, Felix Schwartz.

The bug (CVE-2017-7149) undoes the protection afforded to encrypted volumes under the new Apple File System (APFS).

The problem becomes apparent when you create an encrypted APFS volume on a Mac with an SSD using Apple’s Disk Utility app. After setting up a password hint, invoking the password hint mechanism during an attempt to remount the volume will display the actual password in plaintext rather than the hint.

Here’s a video demonstrating the programming cockup:

Youtube Video

Apple acknowledged the flaw in its patch release notes: “If a hint was set in Disk Utility when creating an APFS encrypted volume, the password was stored as the hint. This was addressed by clearing hint storage if the hint was the password, and by improving the logic for storing hints.”

The Keychain flaw (CVE-2017-7150) was identified last week by Patrick Wardle, from infosec biz Synack. It allowed unsigned apps to access sensitive data stored in Keychain.

“It becomes clearer every day that Apple shipped #APFS way too early,” wrote Schwartz in a tweet on Thursday.

Other coders have said as much. Shortly after Apple released the High Sierra upgrade, aka macOS 10.13, in late September, Brian Lopez, an engineering manager at GitHub, mused via Twitter, “Legitimately wondering of Apple accidentally shipped a pre-release version of High Sierra. So much of it is unfinished and unpolished.”

Marco Arment, another developer, suggested Apple’s focus on iOS has hurt its quality control elsewhere. “The biggest problem with Apple putting less effort into macOS isn’t that it stagnates — it’s that they make buggier, sloppier updates,” he wrote via Twitter on Thursday.

Asked to comment, an Apple spokesperson directed The Register to its published security update notification and an accompanying knowledge base article. ®

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Neglected Pure Connect speaker app silenced in iOS 11’s war on 32-bit • The Register

Wireless speaker maker Pure appears to be more the first casualties in Apple’s war on 32-bit iOS apps.

Pure’s 32-bit Connect software for iThings won’t work on Apple’s new 64-bit-only iOS 11, meaning folks using Cupertino’s latest firmware and handsets can’t control their space-age hi-fis. The audio remote-control app joins various games, utilities and other 32-bit-only programs that are not allowed to run on iOS 11 and later.

Punters are urged to install the latest version of Apple’s operating system because it contains security bug patches. By upgrading or buying a new iPhone, folks have to ditch any old apps that haven’t been rebuilt as 64-bit ARMv8 executables, which includes Pure’s.

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Now Pure hardware owners who have moved to iOS 11 are complaining that their gizmos are “useless” without the Connect app to control them. Pure did not respond to El Reg‘s request for comment, and has not said when it expects a 64-bit app will be released. Android versions of Pure Connect are not affected, of course.

According to Pure’s website, a fix is in the works and an FAQ of workarounds via Wi-Fi can be found here. It may take some time for a rebuilt application to emerge as the people who wrote the code for the manufacturer are no longer in business, apparently.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, including the closure of our third-party app developer, and the subsequent release of Apple’s iOS11, a few of you may be experiencing issues accessing the Pure Connect app,” Pure told customers.

“Unfortunately, Apple’s decision to remove support for apps created prior to 2015, which don’t natively run in 64-bit mode, will undoubtedly affect many apps, including our own.”

Part of the problem, it seems, is Pure’s inability to maintain and update its own apps, and it is most likely not alone in this respect: companies that have outsourced their mobile app programming are finding themselves locked out of iOS 11 because they can’t get the code or the tools or the people to rebuild their contract-developed software. The iOS App Store shows that the last update to Pure Connect was on June 25, 2015, more than two years ago, so Pure has been without a mobile developer for a while, it seems.

So on the one hand, it’s a shame to see organizations that were relying on outside developers now being caught out by the iOS crackdown. On the other hand, it’s not an overnight change.

You can’t fault Apple for springing this one on companies and programmers. The Cupertino giant has been warning of the 64-bit changeover for years, and since early 2015 all new apps and updates have been required to be submitted to the online store in 64-bit mode. In March, the iOS 10.3 update also alerted world-plus-dog that all future versions of the firmware would not support apps compiled in 32-bit mode.

Apple’s last 32-bit-processor iPhone was the iPhone 5C, released in 2013 and discontinued in 2015.

“‘Due to circumstances beyond our control’ – yeah, and you’ve only had two years to update your app,” one Reg reader scoffed at Pure in an email to us earlier today. “That’s my Jongo speakers rendered useless after only a year.” ®

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So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data • The Register

OnePlus mobiles are phoning home rather detailed information about handsets without any obvious permission or warnings, setting off another debate about what information our smartphones are emitting.

Software engineer Christopher Moore discovered that the information collected included the phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity, phone numbers, MAC addresses, and mobile network among other things. Moore further found that his OnePlus 2 was sending information about when he opened and closed applications or unlocked his phone to a domain at net.oneplus.odm.

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OnePlus, for the uninitiated, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that specialises in developing and marketing Android phones, recently launching a higher-end model. Its earlier models gained a lot of cachet from their by-invitation-only status.

Responding to queries from The Register, OnePlus offered a statement explaining that it was collecting “analytics” not shared with third parties:

The code responsible for this data collection is part of the OnePlus Device Manager and the OnePlus Device Manager Provider.

Privacy-focused users have the option of stopping these data collecting system services every time they boot the phone or removing these via ADB (Android Debug Bridge utility), a process that wouldn’t require an initial rooting of the device.

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But OnePlus is not alone in this kind of thing. Google collects hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information (including phone number). The Chocolate Factory may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Google Account. It also logs metadata on calls and SMS messages as well as device event information such as crashes and system activity, as explained in its privacy policy.

Apple, meanwhile, has successfully fought off several privacy lawsuits. According to a 2011 complaint, it had been continuing to send Wi-Fi hotspot and mobile tower data even after location services had been switched off, a “bug” which Apple fixed in the 4.3.3 version of iOS early that same year. But the suit was dismissed after the users failed to convince a judge they knew about Apple’s privacy policies before they bought their iPhones. (We recommend a browse of “What personal information we collect” in its Privacy Policy for the RTFM crowd.)

Moore first published his findings months ago, but the issue touched off a public debate this week on the Android subreddit. ®

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Apple’s iPhone X won’t experience the joy of 6… • The Register

Apple’s upcoming iPhone X will be its biggest in years, but will still fall short of sales expectations.

This is according to Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor, who today likened the looming iPhone X launch to the 2014 unwrapping of the iPhone 6 and 6S. Like that blastoff, the iPhone X introduces a new design to Apple’s smartphone and with it more hardware features and the need to adapt software.

Where the two handsets – the X and the 6 – will differ, said Windsor, is in their sales. The iPhone 6 caused iPhone shipments to climb by 46 per cent and 40 per cent, year on year, in its first two quarters on the market, and 35 and 22 per cent in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

By comparison, Edison only projects the iPhone X to be a modest push to sales with shipments going up by 15 to 22 per cent in its first four quarters.

“This is due to utility, as while the new screen is nice to look at and enables a big screen on a smaller device, it does not offer an increase in utility over the iPhone 7 similar to that of the iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 5,” explained Windsor.

“Consequently, it will not create the same degree of desirability and therefore not trigger a similar degree of early replacements compared to the iPhone 6/6 Plus.”

Further complicating matters, said Windsor, is the already large market share Apple has, with fewer people looking to get a new smartphone, Apple has less headroom to grow sales. This, combined with the eye-watering $999 starting price for the iPhone X, means there are only so many people who will be able to buy the new model when it hits the market next month.

Windsor’s estimate suggests the iPhone X would top off at around 245m units shipped, short of the 255m that analysts have projected. Falling short of those projections could, in turn, hurt Apple’s stock price.

While those buying the iPhone X won’t much care about share price (assuming they’re not Apple shareholders) a stock price drop would put more pressure on Cook and co. to manage expectations with other upcoming product releases. ®

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Patch your Android, peeps, it has up to 14 nasty flaws to flog • The Register

Another month, another round of Android patches – although October’s batch is pleasantly small compared to other recent releases.

Of the 14 CVE flaws released, six cover Android’s troubled media engine. This has been a top choice for vulnerability fixers but – compared to the usual number of patches released for it every month – Google appear to have fixed a lot of the major issues. The details are as follows:

Three flaws (CVE-2017-0809, CVE-2017-0810, CVE-2017-0811) in the media framework are rated critical by Google since they allow remote code execution into privileged processes and affect Android 4.4 to the current version. CVE-2017-0811, rated high, is a privilege escalation issue in versions 7 and 8.

There are also two moderate flaws, CVE-2017-0815 and CVE-2017-0816, that would allow information leakage on all currently supported Android builds. In addition there’s a high severity flaw (CVE-2017-0806) in the overall framework of Android 6 or newer versions. It allows an attacker to work their way up the privilege chain.

System flaws are usually the most serious but there’s only one this month – CVE-2017-14496. This is a high severity flaw allowing remote attack code to be run on a handset and is found in all versions of Android from version 4.4 onwards.

There’s also a pair of high-severity privilege escalation flaws in the Android kernel – CVE-2017-7374 for the file system and CVE-2017-9075 for the Network subsystem. All Android versions need these patches. The same issue also affects MediaTek system-on-a-chip software and is addressed with CVE-2017-0827.

Finally there are three updates for Qualcomm components used by all versions of Android. Two of these are critical; CVE-2017-11053 for fix an issue with the system-on-a-chip driver that allows remote code execution and CVE-2017-9714 fixing the network subsystem to block privilege escalation.

The last patch, rated as high severity, blocks an attacker from increasing their privileges by exploiting a flaw in the Linux boot system used by Qualcomm hardware.

All patches can be found here and will be pushed out to phones this month. ®

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‘Self learning’ Intel chips glimpsed, Nvidia emits blueprints, AMD and Tesla rumors, and more • The Register

Roundup Here’s your weekly dose of key announcements in the world of artificial intelligence. The flurry of hardware-related news shows how machine learning software is reinvigorating chip design.

Chipzilla’s “self-learning chip” Intel is the latest company to hype up a chip specialized for AI. But it’s not a GPU, a CPU, nor an FPGA… it’s a neuromorphic chip codenamed Loihi. Anything to distract from its 10nm problems, the cynics among us are thinking.

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Neuromorphic computing loosely mimics the activity of a brain. The circuits are programmed to fire like activated neurons passing information to the next group of neurons, and so on. It’s an area that Intel has been interested in for a while. Loihi uses Intel’s 14nm fabrication process, and has a total of 130,000 neurons and 130 million synapses, we’re told. When it’ll arrive on the scene is anyone’s guess. Boffins will be offered the silicon in the first half of 2018, it’s claimed.

Google Cloud gets GPU boost Cloud platforms are pretty useful for researchers who need to book some runtime on beefy GPU-backed clusters for machine learning, provided there’s enough capacity to spare. Better graphics accelerators in the cloud means customers can train and run inference models faster. Google Cloud Platform announced it has deployed Nvidia P100 GPUs in beta, and Nvidia K80 GPU accelerators for its Google Compute Engine, improving its lineup of on-demand hardware acceleration for AI.

Nvidia pushing for faster inference Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang paraded on stage in his signature black leather jacket for his outfit’s GTC event in China. A few announcements included Nvidia Deep Learning Accelerator, an open-source set of Verilog blueprints for creating your own inference hardware accelerators for deep learning.

It also released TensorRT 3, software that performs “3.5x faster inference” on its latest Tesla V100 chips compared to its older P100 family. It supports optimization for models trained in Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s Caffe.

Apple reads the writing on the wall Apple has updated its machine-learning blog with a paper describing the “real-time recognition of handwritten Chinese characters spanning a large inventory of 30,000 characters.” The team behind the tech concluded: “Building a high-accuracy handwriting recognition system which covers a large set of 30,000 Chinese characters is practical even on embedded devices.”

Are Tesla and AMD really working on a chip together? Last week, it was claimed Elon Musk’s Tesla was working with chip fabricator Global Foundries to manufacture an AI processor for its self-driving cars. The rumor was circulated by CNBC, but the US telly news channel later reworded its report to say Global Foundries is not working with Tesla. An unnamed source in the story alleged Tesla is working with AMD – presumably using one of AMD’s semi-custom or embedded designs – for the robo-rides’ neural-network accelerator.

It’s not news that Musk is interested in developing custom chips for his fleet of autonomous vehicles – he hired processor guru Jim Keller and a bunch of other silicon engineers, after all – but a collaboration with AMD would be interesting, as it shows chip companies are pairing off with self-driving outfits to drive competition. Intel is working with Waymo, and it’s assumed Nvidia is working with everyone else.

We asked Tesla and AMD for clarification. A Tesla spokesperson said: “Tesla’s policy is to always decline to comment on speculation.” AMD declined to comment. Global Foundries, which grew out of the x86 designer, confirmed it wasn’t collaborating with Tesla.

Meanwhile, it appears Tesla has tapped up Intel for its in-vehicle entertainment. So it all seems rather up in the air, for now. ®

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Samsung flashes flash stash for flash motors • The Register

Samsung has 128GB and 64GB eUFS flash cards for automotive use.

These are intended for vehicle infotainment, next-generation dashboards and advanced driver assistance systems – hence basically in-cabin gear rather than next to the hot and vibrating engine. It’s still a worse environment than a data centre or mobile phone, so the embedded Universal Flash Storaqe (eUFS) standard reflects that and is, we assume, tougher than the eMMC (embedded Multi Media Card) standard for flash cards in mobile phones and tablets.

The eUFS standard refers to the JEDEC UFS 2.1 standard.

Samsung’s 128GB card reads data at up to 850MB/sec and pumps out 45,000 random read IOPS. By data centre standards these are slow and low-capacity devices.

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Samsung eUFS auto flash cards

Nevertheless Sammy wants us to know that compared to eMMC devices, they are fast. The 850MB/sec is around 3.4 times faster than the 250MB/sec read speed of today’s eMMC 5.0 products. The 45,000 IOPS is about 6.3 times faster than an eMMC product.

What does that mean? The South Korean chaebol suggests:

  • Better audio content management performance in coming infotainment systems.
  • Faster navigation systems.
  • Improved ability to access internet-enabled traffic and weather reports.
  • Better handling of hands-free voice commands.
  • And, for the kids, faster rear-seat social media interplay.

We were prompted by this to wonder about the use of this tech in mobile phones and tablets, making them faster and capable of doing more too.

Sammy says infotainment systems will benefit from the card’s error-handling process, which is based on the MIPI UniPro protocol, and says it enables detecting and recovering from I/O error on hardware layers – without having to involve the host software or restarting tasks.

We’re told better data reliability comes from the products having a choice of refresh methods, and providing information on the refresh unit, frequency and progress for the host device’s control system.

The products also have a temperature sensor inside the controller for device temperature control. This prevents the eUFS cards from crossing upper and lower temperature boundaries, and helps ensure correct NAND cell functioning.

On this basis, embedded storage in industrial IoT edge boxes looks like a possible market too.

We’re not told anything about the type of NAND used, wear-levelling or any other info that we’re used to with data centre and consumer flash devices. That means we can’t speculate about 3D NAND use and wonder if 128GB is just a tad, well, small, really?

We’d have thought 256GB and 512GB cards would be more useful because data storage in vehicles is surely going to rocket up.

No doubt Sammy has a firm grip on automotive OEM demands and its 3D NAND tech gives it lots of headroom for capacity upgrades in the future. ®

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You’re rendering it wrong • The Register

WebKit, the open source project behind the rendering engine that powers Apple’s Safari browser on macOS and iOS, has urged web designers to embrace “the notch,” though not everyone is happy about doing so.

Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X has a notch because a portion at the top of its screen has been given over to what the tech giant calls the sensor housing. As a result, the illuminated surface of the phone no longer forms a rectangle; instead, it suggests a sort of head with horns, at least when the device is held in a vertical orientation. The upshot is that the notch appears to jut into stuff displayed at the top of the screen.

Apple prepared for its blow against screen symmetry by directing developers not to hide or accentuate the notch. It also lobbied to extend CSS to declare a “safe” area below the notch and similar widgets in which stuff can be displayed unhindered.

Now it falls to Timothy Horton, a member of the WebKit team, to sell web designers on accommodating the unusual layout geometry of the iPhone X in their website code.

Horton insisted on Friday that today’s site layouts will look fine on the iPhone X from the outset because content is automatically placed in a safe area where it won’t be obscured by the sensor housing.

But to make full use of the screen up to and around the notch, he suggested designers learn how to use a new extension to the CSS viewport meta tag called viewport-fit, a new CSS function that Apple calls constant() and the CSS Working Group calls env(), and two other new CSS functions called min() and max() that Apple plans to support in a future Safari Technology Preview release.

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The response to WebKit’s tweet about the safe areas has been mostly unenthusiastic. Developer Ivan Čurić‏ offered his own summary of WebKit’s message – “you’re rendering it wrong” – a reference to dead Steve Jobs’s infamous insistence that the iPhone 4’s antenna problems arose from holding the device with an improper grip, aka holding it the wrong way.

Basically, developers and designers don’t want to have to write device-specific code.

Thomas Fuchs, a developer and open source framework creator, in an email to The Register, attempted to explain the dissatisfaction.

“The goal here is to put the content front and center and let the phone ‘fall into the background,'” he said. “I don’t think it’s succeeding, as the notch area is quite intrusive. When the phone is held vertically (probably 90% of time you use it), the actually usable screen area isn’t larger than on a phone that doesn’t have the notch. When it’s held horizontally, the notch is just awkward. It probably doesn’t really matter when you watch a movie, but for text-based stuff like browsing or emailing it is very ‘in your face’ (instead of disappearing).”

More perjorative terms of the notch include the unibrow and the dickbar.

Fuchs suggests there’s nothing wrong with Apple introducing new technology that demands extra work from designers, though he’d prefer a bit more support out of the gate.

“A few better defaults would probably have been a good thing,” said Fuchs, noting that the forthcoming phone’s content inset area supports solid background color settings but not gradients. “There’s still time before the release of iPhone X so perhaps Apple can listen to the feedback and tune how Safari works on it for sites that haven’t been ‘optimized.'”

Fuchs concedes that the CSS extensions Apple has supported may prove useful on round screens and other customized views for IoT displays.

At the same time, any change brings complaints – Fuchs recalled the whinging that followed the introduction of the Retina Display in the iPhone 4.

And a lack of change would probably have been worse. ®

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Shentong Robotic Schooling Group Co Ltd (8206.HK) Shares Go -1.16% – Harmony Register

     

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