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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 1, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook says Apple has donated $220M to (RED) to help fight AIDS" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Apple has raised $220M to fight HIV/AIDS via Product(RED) sales - Cook" iDownload Blog 2:25 PM
  • "Doctors and techies are clashing at digital health companies, and one start-up exec is seeking a fix" ["It's not just a problem at start-ups. Apple is facing internal strife and has lost talent in its health efforts as it attempts to move deeper into the $3.5 trillion medical industry."] CNBC 5:36 PM
  • "Japan's 10th Apple Store opens December 14 in Kawasaki" 9to5Mac 2:25 PM
  • "Apple Watch Siri awkwardly interrupts on-air meteorologist and contradicts his forecast" 9to5Mac 11/30
  • "Apple to take 'deeper look' at disputed borders" BBC 11/29
  • "Apple reviews policies after Maps app gives Crimea to Russia" Bloomberg News 11/29
  • "The best smartphone cameras of 2019" ["If you're invested in Apple's iOS ecosystem, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a safe bet for any mobile photographer. At 124 points, it lags a little behind the best in class in terms of Photo score, but still delivers very good results in most conditions; moreover, it is currently our joint number one device for Video."] DxOMark 11/29
  • "Student Develops App That Turns iPhone Into iPod Classic" PC Magazine 11/29
  • "Apple TV+ See featurette goes behind-the-scenes" Cult of Mac 11/29
  • "Meteorologist's Apple Watch contradicts his forecast during live broadcast" Mashable 11/29
  • "Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/28
  • "Chess champion Garry Kasparov condemns Apple's Crimea map change"  BBC 11/28
  • "Apple AirPods to Sell 15 Million Units in Holiday Season" Market Realist 11/28
  • "iPhone autocorrect driving you crazy lately? You're not alone." Brisbane Times 11/28
  • "Red Apple Store logos mark run-up to World AIDS Day on Dec 1st" 9to5Mac 11/28
  • "Furious shoppers say Walmart is selling out of major deals before Black Friday starts, with Apple Watches selling out in minutes" Business Insider 11/28
  • "'Servant' premiers on Apple TV+ as new episodes of 'The Morning Show', 'For All Mankind' and 'See' arrive a day early" iDownload Blog 11/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV's security" TechCrunch 6:06 PM
  • "5G broadband is an existential threat to the cable industry, but executives and investors aren't worried" CNBC 5:37 PM
  • "Comcast revives 'E.T.' to hawk cable and internet service" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Software freedom vs human freedom: A surge of activism is rocking open source developers, as programmers fight to stop their software from being used for 'evil'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged" Engadget 11/30
  • "Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection" Reuters 11/30
  • "The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs: CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the 'disc rot' phenomenon, is more complicated." Vice 11/30
  • "Antitrust think tanks urge Ninth Circuit to affirm Judge Koh's FTC v. Qualcomm ruling" Foss Patents 11/30
  • "In-house venture funds at Amazon and Google are leading the charge into the voice-first revolution and pouring millions of dollars into startups" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11/30
  • "Scott Adams Has Some Ideas for a Calmer Internet" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/30
  • "Here's what happened when I clicked on an Amazon scam email" NJ Advance Media 11/30
  • "Does your kid think your smart speaker is just another family member?" Mashable 11/30
  • "Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics: Google's new policy banning stem cell ads started at the end of October." Ars Technica 11/30
  • "Tax credit for Tesla buyers set to expire before the end of the year" BGR 11/29
  • "Samsung on trial: Can top South Korea company stay on course? - Nikkei Asian Review" Nikkei 11/29
  • "China makes it a criminal offense to publish deepfakes or fake news without disclosure: Mirroring new California law on political ads" The Verge 11/29
  • "The best smartphone front cameras of 2019" DxOMark 11/29
  • "Stadia's first-party games studio is led by several Assassin's Creed veterans" 9to5Google 11/29
  • "America: Your mobile video quality is the worst of all G7 countries/The mobile video experience in the US has improved, but it's still worse than Canada's or Mexico's."  ZDNet 11/29
  • "Huawei to Fight Back Against Latest FCC Restrictions: Chinese telecom giant is challenging U.S. efforts to limit how its business operates" [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
  • "#512: Ask the Genius/Stephen steps behind the Genius Bar — or into the Genius Grove, as it were — to provide tips for troubleshooting Macs, iOS device and iCloud. Then, he and David talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and how someone should prioritize features when buying a new computer." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 6:06 PM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 159: AirPods as a Platform" Above Avalon 8:36 AM
  • "266: And That's How They Made Google Wave" The Rebound 11/29
  • "Why mobile healthcare apps are at risk [Q&A] BetaNews 11/29