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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 28, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Chess champion Garry Kasparov condemns Apple's Crimea map change"  BBC 8:48 AM
  • "Apple AirPods to Sell 15 Million Units in Holiday Season" Market Realist 2:48 PM
  • "iPhone autocorrect driving you crazy lately? You're not alone." Brisbane Times 8:29 AM
  • "Red Apple Store logos mark run-up to World AIDS Day on Dec 1st" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "Furious shoppers say Walmart is selling out of major deals before Black Friday starts, with Apple Watches selling out in minutes" Business Insider 9:00 PM
  • "'Servant' premiers on Apple TV+ as new episodes of 'The Morning Show', 'For All Mankind' and 'See' arrive a day early" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show Crimea as part of Russian territory on its apps."  BBC 11/27
  • "Apple alters Maps and Weather to show Crimea as a Russian territory: But the change only applies for people using Apple's apps in Russia" The Verge 11/27
  • "Russia Wants To Be Seen As The Owner Of Crimea. Apple Just Recognized Them." BuzzFeed News 11/27
  • "Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia's annexation of Crimea" TechCrunch 11/27
  • "Apple Maps, Weather app now shows Crimea as Russian territory: Following months of pressure from Moscow, Apple recently updated its Apple Maps and Weather apps to display Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, inviting swift condemnation from Ukrainian politicians." AppleInsider 11/27
  • "Apple criticized by Ukraine for labeling Crimea as part of Russia" CNET 11/27
  • "Facebook's ex-security boss Alex Stamos slams Apple as 'shameful' for changing its maps to suit a demand from the Russian government" Business Insider 11/27
  • "Downtown Toronto is About to Get a New Apple Store" MacRumors 11/27
  • "Apple Retail Stores Around the World Now Featuring Red Logos for World AIDS Day" MacRumors 11/27
  • "iPhone sales decline in Q3 was 10%, not 2-7%, says Gartner." 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Apple is Buying Google Ads For 'Tile App' in Preparation For Its 'Tag' Product" The Mac Observer 11/27
  • "Apple's 'Shantaram' Series Looking to Tap Into India's Upcoming Production Incentives Scheme (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter 11/27
  • "Police Catch Thieves Who Stole $74K Worth of Apple Devices from Target" iDrop News 11/27
  • "3 NY men charged with stealing almost $74k in Apple products from Dover Target, then trying in Brandywine, Christiana" WDEL Delaware 11/27
Non-Apple News
  • "5G radiation no worse than microwaves or baby monitors: Australian telcos" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "Facebook works to restore access after Thanksgiving Day outage" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "Amazon must check for trade mark violations: EU court adviser" Reuters 9:45 AM
  • "Google accused: Now over 40 rivals call for crackdown on Google Shopping" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "Samsung develops method for self-emissive QLED: Samsung says its new method for making self-emissive quantum dot diodes extended their lifetime to a million hours, opening the way for commercialisation." ZDNet 11/27
  • "AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices" Engadget 11/27
  • "U.S. Closes Wireless Collusion Investigation With No Charges: AT&T, Verizon and a trade group agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/27
  • "Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures" The Verge 11/27
  • "Manual face tagging is finally in Google Photos, but with a caveat" Android Central 11/27
  • "A former world champion of the game Go says he's retiring because AI is so strong that 'even if I become number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated'" Business Insider 11/27
  • "Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up"  NBC News 11/27
  • "Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies" Ars Technica 11/27
  • "Google Stadia members can hand out free three-month passes" Engadget 11/27
  • "Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'" BBC 11/27
  • "Lithium-Ion Batteries Are a Literal Trash Fire, and Getting Worse" iFixit 11/27
  • "Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts" Mashable 11/27
  • "Twitter is deleting unused accounts, freeing up loads of usernames" BetaNews 11/27
  • "This resilient Raspberry Pi cyberdeck is made for the end of the world" The Verge 11/27
  • "#271: You Have a Police Record/There are a lot of iPhone cases to talk about, as well as new information about HomeKit Secure Video and Deep Fusion. One of us bought a TV, but no one here is ordering a Cybertruck." Relay FM: Connected 8:50 AM
  • "Your hot takes on MacBooks, iPhones, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 677" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 270, With Special Guest Matthew Yglesias" Daring Fireball 7:26 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 126: Spring Into Thanksgiving And Black Friday Apps" AppAdvice 11/27
  • "Clockwise #322: I'm More Surprised That I Was Surprised" Six Colors 11/27
  • "Apple's App Behavior, Black Friday Gift Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-27" The Mac Observer 11/27
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 253: Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Keeping your Videos on a NAS to watch on Apple TV" The MT Show 11/27