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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 24, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone X Supply Quickly Catching Up To Demand" Forbes 7:14 PM
  • "Sorry Samsung, Apple's iPhone is the most popular phone in the UK: The iPhone 7 was the bestselling smartphone in the UK during the third quarter of 2017" Alphr 7:28 AM
  • "First Look: An Australian Design Debut at Melbourne's New Apple Store/The iPhone maker's new retail fit-out is being rolled out around the world. It features dramatic pivot doors, a 'grove' of genius trees and in Chadstone's case triple the floor space of its predecessor." Broadsheet Melbourne 8:21 AM
  • "As promised, iPhone X now on sale in 13 more countries" 9to5Mac 7:01 AM
  • "Classroom catch-22: Schools can't buy iPads/Tablet ban is case of government unable to get out of its own way" Crain's New York Business 7:23 AM
  • "Crazy realistic Steve Jobs action figure lets you stage your own Stevenotes" Cult of Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Apple supplier stops students' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory"  CNBC 11/23
  • "Foxconn says it ended interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory" iDownload Blog 11/23
  • "Apple: We can promote freedom of expression in China as we block VPN apps" SiliconBeat 11/23
  • "Do AirPods kill intimacy? No way, says Apple's holiday ad" Digital Trends 11/23
  • "John McDonnell says 'that's why we have iPads' after failing to explain Labour's borrowing plans" Business Insider 11/23
  • "Foxconn says student overtime on iPhone X was voluntary but broke its own rules: Interns were 'compensated appropriately' but factory involved breached policy that they can't work more than 40 hours per week, according to manufacturer"  South China Morning Post 11/22
  • "Foxconn stops illegal overtime by school-age interns" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "Apple says illegal student labor discovered at iPhone X plant" Reuters 11/22
  • "Why Apple and Ireland Are Finally Starting to Fall Out of Love" ["Up until about 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, it was impossible to place a cigarette paper between Ireland's hip young prime minister Leo Varadkar and Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook, as they united to fight Europe's contention that the government had granted the iPhone maker a sweetheart tax deal."]  Bloomberg 11/22
  • "Technology helps blind students 'see' campus tour: As Nick Cantos slid on a sleek pair of glasses, a voice spoke out to him through his iPhone." Washington Post 11/22
  • "Apple drops hundreds of VPN apps at Beijing's request" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores" BBC 11/22
  • "Apple: Sure, we banned VPN iOS apps in China, but, um, er, art! iGiant didn't want to aid censorship, but $10bn in revenue is $10bn in revenue" The Register 11/22
  • "iPhone X pre-orders exceed 300,000 in Korea" ZDNet 11/22
  • "iPhone X Israel sales begin Wed evening" Globes 11/22
  • "iPhone X shipment times improve to 1-2 weeks ahead of holidays" AppleInsider 11/22
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPods" TechCrunch 11/22
  • "Apple's Thanksgiving ad encourages you to do wild gymnastics with your AirPods in" The Verge 11/22
  • "How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/22
  • "Student is duped by 'UK's cheekiest thief' who claimed to have found her iPhone before asking for passwords so she could borrow it because her own was broken'" Daily Mail (UK) 11/22
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes enters top 10 U.S. music retailers" Cult of Mac 11/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S." Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos' net worth surpasses 100 billion dollars: Amazon's Black Friday stock surge pushed him over" The Verge 5:32 PM
  • "The big stores that track your every online move: Holiday shopping with Big Brother is always a bummer." Engadget 2:18 PM
  • "As DOJ calls for 'responsible encryption,' expert asks 'responsible to whom?'" Ars Technica 12:03 PM
  • "Net neutrality could spur the next big political movement: As the FCC tries to dismantle net neutrality rules, Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii says internet-savvy, young people could become a political force." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Regulators question Google over location data" CNNMoney 7:34 AM
  • "EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment" BBC 7:07 AM
  • "Twitter shut down 45 bots allegedly linked to Russian propaganda" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Nintendo slashes prices on Switch, 3DS and Wii U games for Black Friday" BGR 11/23
  • "'Data is the new oil': F-Secure man on cartels, disinformation and IoT" The Register 11/23
  • "OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory" BBC 11/23
  • "Parents should help their kids be media savvy" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 11/23
  • "EFF provides tool to allow you to instantly lobby Congress to protect net neutrality" 9to5Mac 11/23
  • "FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments" HuffPost 11/23
  • "The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world" The Verge 11/23
  • "Early Galaxy S9 leaks show Samsung can't copy the iPhone fast enough" BGR 11/23
  • "The most expensive, in-demand phone in China right now isn't the iPhone X" Digital Trends 11/23
  • "Facebook is testing a feature to help you find people to play games with" The Next Web 11/23
  • "Thanksgiving Spectacular - The TouchArcade Show #332" Touch Arcade 8:59 PM
  • "Why is Apple's HomePod 3 years behind the Amazon Echo? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 111)" CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 148 | HomePod misses holidays and iMac Pro rumors" 9to5Mac 11/23
  • "iMore show 582: Angry Crossing: Uber Coverup" iMore 11/22
  • "Holiday Tech and Travel Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-22" The Mac Observer 11/22
  • "#169: Really Regular Nightstand/Stephen is struggling with a lot of things and makes a task management confession, but Federico broke his iPhone X, so it all comes out in the wash. Oh, and Myke is gone, so don't tell him he was right about the HomePod being delayed." Relay FM 11/22