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A technical deep-dive into the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app
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A technical deep-dive into the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

Over the course of the last two days, a number of engineers have been reviewing the app to discover whether — and how! — it is able to stay alive. Understanding this has required a deeper understanding of the relevant CoreBluetooth framework than most developers possess. Tonight, we’re sharing just what’s happening on iOS. Let’s step through it.

Jamie Bishop

by Jamie Bishop

Swipe right: using data to date better
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Swipe right: using data to date better

We conducted research into when users are most active on dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr and Hinge, to help you find the best time to get a date. Time is of the essence when it comes to online dating: the quicker you act, the more likely you are to move forward.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Who’s watching who? Netflix and your data
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Who’s watching who? Netflix and your data

We conducted an experiment by examining the phones and Netflix data of 5 avid watchers to see what data was stored. The study reveals the data that Netflix keeps and tracks on user devices, and found that on average, users spend 58 hours watching Netflix on smartphones or tablet.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Launching Reincubate Lookup
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Launching Reincubate Lookup

We’re excited to be launching Reincubate Lookup today. It addresses a question that we’ve run into many times over the years: given a serial number or IMEI from an Apple device, can we effectively identify it, and what it's capable of?

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Sunsetting awdit
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Sunsetting awdit

We’re going to be shuttering awdit in the coming weeks. Parts of it will live on internally in our other products, and we’ve been doing some planning for a follow-up awdit product which I hope will see the light of day. If you’ve been a user or a fan of awdit, thank you.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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