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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Checked 6:10 PM; Last Updated 10:15 AM CST; 16:15 GMT
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple supplier stops students' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory"  CNBC 7:25 AM
  • "Foxconn says it ended interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory" iDownload Blog 7:42 AM
  • "Apple: We can promote freedom of expression in China as we block VPN apps" SiliconBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Do AirPods kill intimacy? No way, says Apple's holiday ad" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
  • "John McDonnell says 'that's why we have iPads' after failing to explain Labour's borrowing plans" Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Foxconn says student overtime on iPhone X was voluntary but broke its own rules: Interns were 'compensated appropriately' but factory involved breached policy that they can't work more than 40 hours per week, according to manufacturer"  South China Morning Post 11/22
  • "Foxconn stops illegal overtime by school-age interns" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "Apple says illegal student labor discovered at iPhone X plant" Reuters 11/22
  • "Why Apple and Ireland Are Finally Starting to Fall Out of Love" ["Up until about 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, it was impossible to place a cigarette paper between Ireland's hip young prime minister Leo Varadkar and Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook, as they united to fight Europe's contention that the government had granted the iPhone maker a sweetheart tax deal."]  Bloomberg 11/22
  • "Technology helps blind students 'see' campus tour: As Nick Cantos slid on a sleek pair of glasses, a voice spoke out to him through his iPhone." Washington Post 11/22
  • "Apple drops hundreds of VPN apps at Beijing's request" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores" BBC 11/22
  • "Apple: Sure, we banned VPN iOS apps in China, but, um, er, art! iGiant didn't want to aid censorship, but $10bn in revenue is $10bn in revenue" The Register 11/22
  • "iPhone X pre-orders exceed 300,000 in Korea" ZDNet 11/22
  • "iPhone X Israel sales begin Wed evening" Globes 11/22
  • "iPhone X shipment times improve to 1-2 weeks ahead of holidays" AppleInsider 11/22
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods" TechCrunch 11/22
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad encourages you to do wild gymnastics with your AirPods in" The Verge 11/22
  • "How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/22
  • "Student is duped by 'UK's cheekiest thief' who claimed to have found her iPhone before asking for passwords so she could borrow it because her own was broken'" Daily Mail (UK) 11/22
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes enters top 10 U.S. music retailers" Cult of Mac 11/22
Non-Apple News
  • "'Data is the new oil': F-Secure man on cartels, disinformation and IoT" The Register 10:14 AM
  • "OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "Parents should help their kids be media savvy" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:36 AM
  • "EFF provides tool to allow you to instantly lobby Congress to protect net neutrality" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments" HuffPost 7:43 AM
  • "The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Early Galaxy S9 leaks show Samsung can't copy the iPhone fast enough" BGR 7:32 AM
  • "The most expensive, in-demand phone in China right now isn't the iPhone X" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "Facebook is testing a feature to help you find people to play games with" The Next Web 7:22 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 148 | HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "iMore show 582: Angry Crossing: Uber Coverup" iMore 11/22
  • "Holiday Tech and Travel Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-22" The Mac Observer 11/22
  • "#169: Really Regular Nightstand/Stephen is struggling with a lot of things and makes a task management confession, but Federico broke his iPhone X, so it all comes out in the wash. Oh, and Myke is gone, so don't tell him he was right about the HomePod being delayed." Relay FM 11/22