Jony Ive—designer of the iPhone—is leaving Apple; Twitter is finally cracking down on politicians; and WIRED has a list of the best biking cities in the world. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!
Jony Ive is leaving Apple
Apple’s Chief Designer—the man who designed the iconic iPhone, iMac, and iPod, is leaving the company. It marks one of the biggest departures in the company’s history. “This just seems like a natural and gentle time to make this change,” said Ive, who is leaving to create LoveForm, a creative agency that will count Apple as its first client.
Twitter will finally quarantine politicians’ tweets if they violate the rules
In the past, Twitter has shied away from taking down politicians’ tweets—even if they violate the platform’s rules—because they deemed the messages “newsworthy.” That policy is finally changing. The next time it happens, the tweet will either be removed from the platform, or greyed out with a limited reach along with a warning that the user has run afoul of the platforms policies.
How hackers turn Microsoft Excel’s own features against it
Maybe you find Excel boring, but hackers think it’s pretty great: It’s simple, well-used, and easy to exploit. Hackers don’t have to get fancy to get into Excel either, they just use its own features—like Power Query and macros—against it. The more features and workarounds a program has, the more vulnerabilities it has, which makes some question why the program has some of these features at all.
If you’re a cyclist, you know not all cities are the same when it comes to bike-worthiness. The Copenhagenize Index, published bi-annually, evaluates “over 115 cities from around the world using 14 parameters that focus on ambition, culture, and streetscape design.” Number one on the list? Copenhagen. That’s followed by Amsterdam, Utrecht, Antwerp, and Strasbourg. Womp, womp for Americans though; there are no US cities in the top 20.
WIRED Recommends: Repour Wine Saver
Want to break out that bottle of wine, but don’t want to drink the whole thing right now? Well if you’ve got $9, this little guy will keep your wine fresh for days without all the complicated bells and whistles.
More News You Can Use
Desalination is booming as cities run out of water.
This daily roundup is available via newsletter. You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!