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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Getting a new iPhone battery is often a frustrating, weeks-long process" ["From Silicon Valley to Washington, from Detroit to Atlanta, people are sharing stories of long waits, dropped customer service calls and hard-to-get appointments."]  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:12 PM
  • "Apple's obsession of form over function is hitting some folks in the face (literally): Is Apple sacrificing the well-being of its customers and employees on the altar of unfettered design?"  ZDNet 9:27 AM
  • "FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life': A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life." BBC 6:44 PM
  • "Is Spotify Building Hardware To Rival The Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home?" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "Spotify job listing hints the company's 'first physical products' are coming" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Bringing Back the Retro Rainbow Logo to Take All Your Money" The Blast 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Files New Trademark Application for Classic 'Rainbow' Logo" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Glasses concept is inspired by Steve Jobs' iconic frames" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Yes, Google and Apple Support PWAs Too" Thurrott 8:10 AM
  • "Telstra acknowledges widespread iMessage & FaceTime outage, says it's working on a fix" 9to5Mac 7:50 PM
  • "Three autographs by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs going up for auction March 8" AppleInsider 4:22 PM
  • "Signed Steve Jobs check will go to auction for $20k and counting" Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Android P to prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera and microphone" BGR 9:08 PM
  • "Ayyy-EYE! Google code 'predicts heart disease' by eyeballing retinas" The Register 8:55 PM
  • "Hands on: Google's 'Reply' app uses AI for quick responses and automatic replies in your notifications [Video] 9to5Google 8:18 PM
  • "Broadband speeds in the US are slower than in almost every other country" Business Insider 5:43 PM
  • "FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources" Reuters 4:26 PM
  • "Tesla's cloud account got hacked, and was put to a very specific use" Mashable 1:54 PM
  • "Here Comes Google Pay" Thurrott 11:36 AM
  • "Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet" Engadget 10:23 AM
  • "Here's a new North Korean hacking threat to worry about" CNNMoney 8:14 AM
  • "Qualcomm agrees $44bn deal for Dutch chipmaker NXP" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Google AI can predict your heart disease risk from eye scans: Google's deep-learning algorithm could offer a simpler way to identify factors that contribute to heart disease." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "031: RIP Twitter for Mac, Apple fixes Telugu bug, iOS 11.3 changes Daily" 9to5Mac 4:22 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: HomePod thoughts with Dave Mark" The Loop 1:21 PM
  • "iPhone X Perceived Failure, Siri's Device Delegation -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-20" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Circuit Breaker Live: DIY iPod hack, smart toothbrushes, and the finest iPad accessories" The Verge 10:25 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 43 – How We Use RSS" MacStories 7:50 AM