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Monday, December 10, 2018
Checked 4:20 PM; Last Updated 4:00 PM CST; 22:00 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "More Apple iPhone Users Are Moving to Cheaper Models, Says Analyst"  Barron's 9:50 AM
  • "iPhone XS facing a camera pixel war onslaught from Xiaomi and Honor: How many megapixels is too many?"  T3 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's transparent data policy is a lesson in how to exploit GDPR: Being open about the data you process isn't just a box ticking exercise, it's a means to build customer trust"  IT PRO (UK) 8:00 AM
  • "Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage: A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals." The Star: Malaysia 8:02 AM
  • "Just 100: Companies Doing Right By America" [Apple #300] Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Desperate Times: Apple Users 'Spammed' with Notifications to Buy 2018 iPhones" Softpedia 8:02 AM
  • "Mass riots hit Apple Store in Bordeaux, France" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Pay Will Reportedly Launch in Germany This Week, Possibly Tomorrow" MacRumors 10:20 AM
  • "Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret: Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it's anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:58 PM
  • "Delete All Your Apps/It's not just Facebook: Android and iOS's App Stores have incentivized an app economy where free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers." Motherboard 1:57 PM
  • "Android adware tricks ad networks into thinking it's an iPhone to make more money" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "This Android adware tells ad networks it's iOS traffic to earn more money" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Did you know that iOS ad clicks cost more than Android? These scammers did" The Register 3:59 PM
  • "Tim Cook praises stunning shot on iPhone surfing image" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Japan bans Huawei and ZTE 5G networking hardware; will Canada be next?" VentureBeat 2:21 PM
  • "Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users" Reuters 1:34 PM
  • "Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak: The underloved social network will now close in April" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "John Romero Is Releasing a New Chapter of 'Doom': The 'Doom' co-creator is back with a free 'spiritual successor' to the classic demon-slaying shooter." Motherboard 9:07 AM
  • "Screen Time Changes Structure of Kids' Brains, '60 Minutes' Says"  Bloomberg 8:06 AM
  • "50 years ago, 'the mother of all demos' foretold our tech future: Doug Engelbart gave the world its first taste of hypertext, a mouse, networking and more."  Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "'Loot boxes' in video games could be giving kids a gambling problem" The Next Web 7:35 AM
  • "Facebook's Arms Race with Adblockers Continues to Escalate" Motherboard 10:42 AM
  • "Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers: The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers." BBC 7:24 AM
  • "Samsung and Honor have a plan to fix the smartphone display notch: A8s handset revealed with 'Infinity-O' display, could signal what the Galaxy S10 will look like" GearBrain 8:19 AM
  • "Here's a closer look at the Honor View 20"s display hole camera sensor" Android Authority 9:07 AM
  • "Honor's new View20 gets a 48MP rear camera and an under-screen selfie camera" The Next Web 7:22 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Special Edition #5 With Former Apple Executive Michael Gartenberg" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "ECG App in use, What Apple Should Do in 2019 – TMO Daily Observations 2018-12-10" The Mac Observer 12:31 PM
  • "More functionality added to the Apple Watch may help save lives." The MT Show 6:57 AM