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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 21, 2019
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How the smartphone became the remote control of your life: We bet you couldn't quit your phone even if you wanted to."  CNET 8:47 AM
  • "India Sees Opportunity in Trade Fight: Luring Big Companies From China/India is making a push to get Apple Inc. and other big brands to switch production there as the risks of manufacturing in China rise along with trade tensions." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Apple starts selling locally assembled iPhone XR in India" Reuters 10:53 AM
  • "Companies have a responsibility to use their innovation and agility to lead on the climate crisis. Thank you to Ceres for their work and for this award — and to @LisaPJackson and the team for driving us all forward." Twitter: Tim Cook 8:44 PM
  • "Six months after settlement, Apple and Qualcomm opposing each other in UK court: interventions in Unwired Planet v. HuaweiFoss Patents 3:24 PM
  • "Apple says patent troll should 'stop digging' in appeal to Supreme Court" AppleInsider 1:45 PM
  • "Apple turns to City's highest tower before lights go on at power station" The Times UK [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:37 PM
  • "iPhone Display Supplier Sees OLED Smartphone Deluge From 2021" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "As Apple Improves Its Maps App, Google Responds By Adding A Popular Waze Feature To Google Maps On iOS" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "The Apple TV+ hype machine rolls into London's Underground" iMore 10:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here's what we know so far: Breach happened 19 months ago. Popular VPN service is only disclosing it now."  Ars Technica 8:47 PM
  • "Phone case created out of artificial skin" BBC 9:07 AM
  • "'I lost £4,000 in a call centre scam': Doug Varey was offered security software which sounded like a good deal." [Video Report] BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg knows he comes across as 'robotic': The Facebook CEO tells NBC News he's working to improve his communications skills." CNET 7:49 PM
  • "New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads" TechCrunch 1:45 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Pete Buttigieg on Campaign Hires" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords: Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into 'smart spies.'" Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "Facial recognition: This new AI tool can spot when you are nervous or confused/Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that is more accurate at tracking complex facial expressions such as awkward giggles, nervousness or confusion." ZDNet 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Former Apple Engineering Director Don Melton - TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet on Catalina, Private Servers, Subscription Software, More" The MUG Center 3:16 PM
  • "Current Apple = Old Linux, iPad Buying Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-21" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 21, 2019 –¬†Apple AR rumors, 16-inch MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting –¬†Mac Geek Gab 785" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM