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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, October 18, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020: The committee has received tens of thousands of documents from Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google, Inc and Apple Inc and is expecting more material in the coming weeks, Representative David Cicilline told reporters." Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" MacRumors 9:07 AM
  • "These are the top 10 brands in the world in 2019. Facebook isn't one of them." [Apple #1] Business Insider 4:29 AM
  • "O2 drops major hint that next year's iPhones will support 5G" The Inquirer 4:56 AM
  • "Fitbit Wants to Defeat the Apple Watch by Copying the Apple Watch" Softpedia 4:58 AM
  • "Apple's star-studded 'The Morning Show' joins #MeToo conversation" Reuters 12:50 PM
  • "Apple celebrates 'Dickinson,' coming to Apple TV+ November 1" Apple 4:17 AM
  • "Apple Sets Overall Deal With Monica Beletsky" ["Under the multi-year deal, Beletsky will develop and produce television series exclusively for the streamer. This is the first overall of Beletsky's career."] Variety 9:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Former Apple executives create new smart lock technology" FOXBusiness 8:14 PM
  • "New sensor tech makes almost any surface a touch surface: User interface company Sentons has released a developer smartphone that shows how its pressure-sensitive ultrasound-based touch technology can trigger a range of actions." ZDNet 3:53 PM
  • "Researcher Warns That 5G Might Actually Cause Cancer After All: 'Meanwhile, We Are Seeing Increases In Certain Types Of Head And Neck Tumors.'" NeoScope 3:26 PM
  • "Most Americans Fail in Digital Literacy: A Pew survey found that most US respondents could answer fewer than half the questions when quizzed on technology issues. Most challenging were questions on privacy and cybersecurity." PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "The outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor"  The Guardian 9:21 AM
  • "US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches: It now has a 'highly-secure solid state digital storage solution.'" Engadget 4:31 AM
  • "Samsung says fix for Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw is coming 'next week'" Engadget 9:16 AM
  • "Samsung faces reputational blow from phones' fingerprint flaw" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 AM
  • "OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims" The Verge 4:18 AM
  • "Motorola event next month, could be foldable phone launch" Android Authority 4:10 AM
  • "TSMC raises forecast for 5G phone penetration for 2020" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:09 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Disney+, Samsung security, and Google" The Loop 3:30 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 247: iPhone SE 2 spec rumors, Beats Solo Pro, Apple TV+ run-up" 9to5Mac 11:11 AM
  • "The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?" Engadget 11:01 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 18, 2019 – AirPods Pro pricing rumors, more" 9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 is getting BIG upgrades... We fill you in, on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:07 AM