Who cares about tech news, it snowed in Austin last night, can you believe it!? You can? You still want some tech news, rounded up? All right, fine, but we’re going out and making a snowman after this.
HomeKit oopsie turns into update and limited features for now
According to 9to5Mac and other sites, a serious security flaw in Apple’s HomeKit software could allow remote hackers to access Internet of Things devices such as smart locks. A fix is already rolling out, but in the meantime, some features of HomeKit are being limited. Those features should be back to full functionality by next week with an iOS update from the company.
Number one app, because Bitcoin
Recode reports on the number one iPhone app in the Apple App Store, “Coinbase” is riding high on the success of Bitcoin, which has leapt from $1,000 to $18,000 in value. “Coinbase” allows users to buy, sell and store Bitcoin, so the surge in popularity for the app is not surprising.
Living in Amazon’s world for a week
What’s it like to rely on Amazon’s products and services for a whole week? Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Bindley decided to find out what going on the “Amazon Diet” is like. Will we see more of that if Amazon brings its HQ2 to Austin? (Subscription required.)
YouTube’s year in review
What did you YouTube think of 2017? Here are the trends and sights the video behemoth thinks mattered this year
Now let’s go play in the snow.
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