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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 28, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Cellebrite can unlock any iPhone (for some values of 'any'): Forensics contractor's 'Advanced Unlocking Service' still has to brute-force passcodes." Ars Technica 8:42 PM
  • "Amazon, Apple Struggle to Sit Out NRA Gun-Control Debate" Bloomberg 7:41 AM
  • "Activists call for boycott of Apple and Amazon over National Rifle Association streaming app" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Growing calls for boycott of Apple purchases over NRA TV channel" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Smartphone security comparison gives Apple top billing, only two Android brands do ok" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple signed up another top director to make an exclusive TV show" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Phone makers are rushing to rip-off the worst part of the iPhone X design" Quartz 8:20 AM
  • "10% of young adult Americans have used Apple Pay in-store, well ahead of rival mobile wallets" 9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Couple Seeks $600K from Apple After 'Faulty' iPhone Burned Down Their Business" iDrop News 3:47 PM
  • "Stepping Back from the iPhone Precipice: Dialog Semiconductor buys some time to find other source of revenue." BloombergGadfly 9:28 AM
  • "Apple targets Android users with new 'Switch to iPhone' ad campaign" Mashable 11:10 AM
  • "Woz was scammed out of Bitcoins now worth over $70,000: His bad luck proves banks are right to ban buying bitcoin with credit cards." Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak says he was scammed out of $74,000 in Bitcoin" BGR 9:26 PM
  • "Vintage computer museum on sale with 80 classic Macs" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Former Apple exec tapped to lead Computer History Museum" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube's New Moderation Team Stumbles Out the Gate" Gizmodo 9:22 PM
  • "Verizon and a company it bought just paid $614M in biggest FCC fine ever: Straight Path failed to use spectrum, resulting in $614M fine and sale to Verizon." Ars Technica 5:38 PM
  • "Video: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Net Neutrality 'Blunder'" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "Piccolo is building a gesture-based smart home 'vision assistant'" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "Baidu's new A.I. can mimic your voice after listening to it for just one minute" Digital Trends 2:15 PM
  • "China's Internet Censors Ban Use of the Letter 'N': Censors in China are so powerful they can detect when a single letter is used and auto-ban the content." PC Magazine 9:51 AM
  • "Children are finding it harder to hold pencils because of technology, paediatricians have warned" Business Insider 9:17 AM
  • "Leaked images supposedly show Fitbit's next 'mass appeal' smartwatch" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "New Leak Suggests Fitbit's Next Smart Watch Will Actually Be Attractive [Updated] Gizmodo 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Enters Medicine, Vero Viability, Cellebrite Insecurity -ACM 451" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "#230: An Adult With a Credit Card/Apple's foray into healthcare, the one thing we think Siri needs to improve, where we stream most of our content, and our feelings on the latest social network, Vero." Relay FM: Clockwise 3:46 PM
  • "037: Spotify IPO, Apple Watch skiing and snowboarding, Sketch design update Daily" 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Apple's Expanding TV Show Lineup, John's Big Screen iPhone Love -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-28" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM