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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Checked 3:55 AM; Last Updated 9:30 PM CST; 03:30 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Music and More Experiencing Downtime [Update: Outage is Over] MacRumors 8:06 PM
  • "iTunes & App Store experiencing widespread downtime for many users [U] 9to5Mac 8:06 PM
  • "Apple's Deal With Google is a Two-Way Street: Apple and Google have a love-hate relationship that sees billions of dollars flow annually from the search giant to the iPhone maker." [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Facebook's ex-PR firm also behind sites attacking Apple and Qatar: Definers' Google Analytics ID leads to anti-Qatar pages and a website criticising Apple"  Wired UK 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Autonomous Car Fleet Grows To 72 Vehicles In California" macReports 1:24 PM
  • "Apple vehicles abandoned as employees go on foot to boost Maps data: On-foot data collection is underway to improve the real-life accuracy of mobile map services." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple confirms it's collecting data on foot to improve its Maps app" Digital Trends 7:10 AM
  • "Global Notebook Shipments to Increase Slightly by 3.9% QoQ in 3Q18, Lower than Expected due to Intel CPU Shortage, Says TrendForce" ["Apple this year adopted a new processor in its high-end MacBook Pro with OLED Bar, but the performance improvements hardly attract more customers due to the series' high price tags. Moreover, the launch of new MacBook Air was delayed to Q4, and Apple' Q3 shipments turned out to fall by 24.3% YoY as the result."]  TrendForce 3:48 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Wanted to show kids it's ok to be gay" YouTube: CNN 1:45 PM
  • "Cook talks coming out, autonomous cars and more in CNN interview" AppleInsider 8:06 PM
  • "Tumblr was removed from Apple's App Store over child pornography issues: Blames an 'industry database' that failed to filter prohibited content" The Verge 7:03 AM
  • "Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography" Cult of Mac 7:03 AM
  • "Tech regulation now backed by the majority of Americans" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Majority of Americans think tech giants need regulating" Cult of Mac 9:34 AM
  • "Holiday — Share Your Gifts — Apple" YouTube 2:11 PM
  • "Holiday — Making of 'Share Your Gifts' — Apple" YouTube 3:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon bids for US sports channels in new challenge to broadcasters" Telegraph 9:27 PM
  • "Samsung's first foldable phone might be called 'Galaxy Flex' or 'Samsung Flex'" BGR 8:03 PM
  • "Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million" TechCrunch 7:51 PM
  • "E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers: Rival crime gangs race against each other to steal consumers' personal data." Ars Technica 3:39 PM
  • "The FCC's plan to fight spam texts could give phone companies more power over messaging: Consumer advocacy group opposes the move" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "FCC to release broadband speed report Wednesday" CNET 3:22 PM
  • "Real human interaction still preferred over texting, email and social media, according to survey" GeekWire 12:54 PM
  • "Facebook Took Two Weeks to Delete a Post Selling a Child Bride in South Sudan: Report" Gizmodo 12:54 PM
  • "Fake Google Android driving apps claim half a million victims: The illegitimate apps include luxury car and motocross simulations." ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Former Staffers Say FCC May Be Hiding Data Showing Broadband Industry Problems" Motherboard 7:02 AM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Tech Control of Your Apple ID" MacVoices 1:56 PM
  • "Malware on Macs, Bryan and Dave's Stock Market School – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-20" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "Wireframe Episode 6: Inclusivity Is a Recipe for Good Design" Subtraction 10:04 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 266: You really do have to hope" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 88 – Returning to the iPad Pro" MacStories 7:02 AM