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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Checked 2:10 AM; Last Updated 9:05 PM CDT; 02:05 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Japan pushing to end smartphone bundling, cut wireless fees: source/Japan is aiming to force wireless carriers to cut their monthly fees and stop bundling the cost of smartphones with wireless services, a senior telecoms ministry source said on Tuesday, in a move that is likely to hit Apple Inc."  Reuters 10:44 AM
  • "Apple plans flagship outlets in key locations to drive sales in India"  The Economic Times 7:43 AM
  • "In less than a year, the $1,000 phone has become entirely normal: The Galaxy Note 9 joins the iPhone X, the Note 8, the Oppo Find X, and others in the $1,000 phone club"  The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Buys Rights to Series Based on New York Times Climate Change Article"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:02 PM
  • "Fortnite's next stop could be Apple TV"  Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Data Miners Reveal Apple TV References – MFi Controller Support Coming Soon?" Touch Arcade 1:19 PM
  • "Live-Streaming Startup Caffeine Taps Apple TV, Evernote Execs for Senior Roles" Variety 6:43 PM
  • "Apple TV exec Jen Folse departs Apple for live-streaming startup Caffeine" AppleInsider 6:44 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook donates nearly $5M in company stock to charity" AppleInsider 7:50 PM
  • "Tim Cook donated nearly $5 million worth of Apple shares to charity" Business Insider 7:50 PM
  • "Android users and men are far less likely to make in-app mobile gaming purchases than iOS users and women" Android Police 11:16 AM
  • "Shoppers perform citizen's arrest on would-be Apple Store thieves" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Plans to Get 'Involved' in Blockchain Project for First Time" Cointelegraph 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Pay celebrates three years: Available on six continents, 1.3 billion transactions completed" ZDNet 8:40 PM
  • "Verizon throttled fire department's 'unlimited' plan during deadly blaze" The Next Web 9:03 PM
  • "Verizon admits error in throttling California firefighters' service" Axios 6:06 PM
  • "Verizon throttled fire department's 'unlimited' data during Calif. wildfire: Fire dep't had to pay twice as much to lift throttling during wildfire response."  Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers seek to impose more sanctions on 'menace' Russia" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "This new ransomware campaign targets business and demands a massive bitcoin ransom" ZDNet 10:46 AM
  • "Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns" BBC 9:04 PM
  • "Facebook says it removed pages related to 'inauthentic behavior'" Reuters 7:15 PM
  • "Facebook finds influence campaigns coming from Russia and Iran" CNET 7:08 PM
  • "Facebook Identifies New Political Influence Operation Ahead of Midterm Elections" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:35 PM
  • "Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won't tell you your score: The social network is predicting your trustworthiness in a bid to fight fake news"  The Sun 9:58 AM
  • "Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules" Reuters 9:34 AM
  • "For once, a hot new Android phone isn't just copying the iPhone X" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Google's data collection is hard to escape, study claims" CNNMoney 8:24 AM
  • "Google sued for tracking you, even when 'location history' is off" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "Bloke hurls sueball over Google's 'is it off yet?' location data slurping" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "New Mac mini Report, Government Internet Control -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-21" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 75 – I Set Up a Fake Child" MacStories 8:16 AM
  • "It's about time Apple started coming out with some new, groundbreaking hardware!" The MT Show 7:35 AM
  • "Uses This / Gary Gale, Geotechnologist" Uses This 10:49 AM