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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Checked 5:15 PM; Last Updated 3:35 PM CDT; 20:35 GMT
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Happy 20th Launch Anniversary, iMac" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Check Out Steve Jobs Unveiling the First iMac 20 Years Ago" The Mac Observer 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Offers Rare Look Inside Mesa, Arizona Data Center" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "TrendForce Reports Global Notebook Shipments Grew by 10.2% QoQ in 2Q18; Apple Retreated to Sixth Place in Market Share Ranking" TrendForce 12:27 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Release New MacBook Air at End of Third Quarter: September or October" MacRumors 12:27 PM
  • "Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore's Apple Space Series" Deadline 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming sci-fi series casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones" iLounge 10:33 AM
  • "Turkey's president wants people to buy this homegrown phone instead of the iPhone" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Don't be fooled by NYC's new 'Apple' pop-up shop" ["Simmer down. I'm here to tell you that it's none of those things. The 'Apple pop-up shop' is somehow not what it appears to be while being exactly what it says it is: as the Facebook event for the temporary store reveals, the event is a promotion from Stemilt Growers, an actual apple farm that's showcasing its latest variety of apple. So, essentially, it's a literal apple store."] The Verge 9:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google releases a searchable database of US political ads" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Google may launch a smartwatch-focused AI fitness coach" Engadget 1:51 PM
  • "Google Assistant and Google Home won't work properly if you completely disable Google's location tracking" Business Insider 1:51 PM
  • "Children 'at risk of robot influence'" BBC 1:28 PM
  • "How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile is giving customers a free year of Pandora Plus" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile is completely overhauling how its customer service works" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile's next 'Un-carrier' target: Customer service" ["'We're getting rid of the old broken customer service model that has frustrated people for decades,' Sievert said. 'Instead of investing in avoiding customers, we are investing in serving customers.'"] GeekWire 10:40 AM
  • "Verizon's 5G sales pitch: Free TV" CNNMoney 10:21 AM
  • "The FCC Says Net Neutrality Lawsuits Are Moot Because It Already Repealed Net Neutrality" Motherboard 9:39 AM
  • "Ex-FCC chief: Big Tech should seize the chance to shape regulation" Axios 9:13 AM
  • "If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you'll need to root your phone" BetaNews 10:56 AM
  • "Android 9 Pie puts an end to third-party call recording apps" Android Police 9:12 AM
  • "China Stops Approving New Games for Sale" PC Magazine 8:50 AM
  • "DeepMind's neural networks can analyse eye scans for disease in seconds" V3 8:44 AM
  • "First Snapdragon 850 Benchmarks Disappoint" Thurrott 9:33 AM
  • "Samsung reveals 5G and 4G Exynos Modem 5100, a single chip for phones" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Defcon hacking challenge swings a sledgehammer at unlucky computers: Whatever you do, don't roll a 4." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "How a wily Californian beat Google and Facebook's influence operation: Alistair Mactaggart's longshot initiative turned into one of the nation's strictest data privacy policies" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Twitter puts Infowars' Alex Jones in the 'read-only' sin bin for 7 days" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "Twitter suspends Alex Jones for a week" The Verge 7:44 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Chuck La Tournous On Apple Watch, iPhone, and His Health" MacVoices 12:20 PM
  • "New Apple Watch Predictions, 20 Years of iMac -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-15" The Mac Observer 12:20 PM