Weekend news wrap

Anthony Caruana
15 June, 2015
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Now that WWDC 2015 is behind us, with iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan and watchOS 2 announced, things are calming down in the Apple universe.

Well-known angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis says Apple is launching a search engine to destroy Google. “While Google is grinding users down with 90 percent of search results generating ad links, Apple is building a search engine in plain sight called ‘Spotlight’.”

If you’ve bought a new MacBook, one of the biggest complaints is the single USB-C port. Mashable has compiled a list of USB-C docking stations.

Even though the Apple Watch has only been available for a few weeks, rumours about Apple Watch 2 are already rife. Reports from South Korea say Apple Watch 2 displays will be supplied entirely by LG.

Amazon has released information about the data requests made by the US and other governments. Of the 813 subpoenas, 25 search warrants and 13 court orders, about two-thirds of the subpoenas, half the search warrants and a third of the court orders resulted in data being handed over.

With the proliferation of smartwatches on the market, it’s not surprising their data handling capacity is being looked at closely. Researchers from the University of New Haven have extracted personal information from the LG G Watch and from the Samsung Gear 2 Neo.

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