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Monday, May 27, 2019
Checked 12:10 AM; Last Updated 5:45 PM CDT; 22:45 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Store armed robberies & 'Find My iPhone' solves crimes on the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 9:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook promotes 'Chronicles of San Francisco' exhibit and iOS app: Apple's Cook has extolled a 'moving masterpiece' by artist JR which is a mural depicting around 1,200 people filmed in San Francisco. The exhibition is accompanied by an exquisite iPhone app." AppleInsider 5/25
  • "Apple Reportedly Snatched Up a Startup Working on an App for Asthma-Tracking" Associated Press 5/25
  • "Apple Acquired Asthma-Monitoring Startup Tueo Health" Thurrott 5/25
  • "Popular iOS game 'Clicker Heroes' pulled from App Store after name theft" AppleInsider 5/25
  • "Apple already the No. 3 smartglasses player without a product, says survey: Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it doesn't have a product."  ZDNet 5/24
  • "Apple and Intel just dealt Qualcomm a post-settlement blow: EPO revokes patent underlying German fake injunction against iPhone 7 and 8" Foss Patents 5/24
  • "Apple confirms ECG app for smartwatch coming to Canada but timing isn't known: Apple will bring the heart health features of Apple Watch Series 4 to Canada 'as quickly as possible'" Canadian Press 5/24
  • "Apple Watch ECG app officially on its way to Canada" iMore 5/24
  • "Huawei CEO praises iPhone ecosystem, says even bought them for his family" The Indian Express 5/24
  • "Huawei trade ban could hurt Google as well as Apple" 9to5Google 5/24
  • "Second Taiwan Apple store to open soon in Taipei's Xinyi District" AppleInsider 5/24
  • "Taiwan's Second Apple Retail Store Opening Soon in Xinyi District of Taipei" MacRumors 5/24
Non-Apple News
  • "Trump's Throttling of Huawei Could Backfire on U.S. Tech" Bloomberg 5:43 PM
  • "Ransomware attacks in US cities are using a stolen NSA tool: The consequences of NSA code leaks are hitting home." Engadget 5/25
  • "Twitter ousts anti-Trump Krassenstein brothers for 'fake accounts'" CNET 5/24
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint merger could reportedly still get the DOJ's blessing" CNET 5/24
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Hacked In Minutes With Glue" HotHardware 5/24
  • "Huawei is banned from using SD cards in future devices: The company is now barred from the SD Association." Engadget 5/24
  • "47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill 'dead on arrival': GOP blocking of net neutrality vote rewarded as 47 Democrats ask for compromise." Ars Technica 5/24
  • "Distorted Nancy Pelosi videos show platforms aren't ready to fight dirty campaign tricks: YouTube removed the video, Facebook de-ranked it, and Twitter let it stand" The Verge 5/24
  • "Google bots shut down Baltimore officials' ransomware workaround Gmail accounts: Google automatically suspended accounts after detecting they were from same network." Ars Technica 5/24
  • "YouTubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning" The Verge 5/24
  • "How bad is Facebook's spam problem? Over 1 million fake accounts are removed every hour" GearBrain 5/24
  • "Best Buy Cancels All Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders: Samsung's fragile folding smartphone looks increasingly unlikely to appear for sale, so Best Buy took the decision to cancels all pre-orders while it waits for new information." PC Magazine 5/24
  • "Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders" Cult of Mac 5/24
  • "Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI" BBC 5/24
  • "Gene Steinberg meets outspoken commentator Peter Cohen and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:22 AM
  • "iMore show 658: 'T-key' Lounge/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 5/25
  • "Mac Hardware at WWDC, AppKit vs. UIKit, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, with John Kheit -ACM 513" The Mac Observer 5/24
  • "Apple Setup Calls, Cricut Escapades – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-24" The Mac Observer 5/24
  • "The Dalrymple Report: MacBook Pros and The Loop Bash at WWDC" The Loop 5/24
  • "MacVoices #19144: Victor Agreda Compares Pixelmator Pro and Photoshop CC" MacVoices 5/24
  • "Exponent Podcast: An Intra-west Debate" Stratechery 5/24
  • "Vergecast: The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump" The Verge 5/24
  • "Apple unveils the 8-core MacBook Pro, and our WWDC 2019 predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 5/24
  • "New MacBook Pro, 2019 iPhone models, Instagram, & Huawei's suffering on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 5/24