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Misconceptions on British tech response to COVID-19
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Misconceptions on British tech response to COVID-19

Following our analysis in May of UK's NHSX tracking app, the news that the UK is switching to use Apple & Google's Exposure Tracking APIs, and the recent appearance of contact tracing on iPhones, I'm sharing analysis of what's happened since and looking at a couple of popular misconceptions.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

Announcing Camo
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Announcing Camo

I’m excited to be opening up the beta of Reincubate Camo today. Camo lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a pro quality webcam.

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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

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