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Friday, December 14, 2018
Checked 5:05 AM; Last Updated 8:55 PM CST; 02:55 GMT
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "More bad news for Apple: iPhone is weakening overseas, claims analyst/$250 billion has been wiped off Apple's market cap since November 1, which, to put it into context, is more than the market cap of Verizon."  ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Virtual Garage Sales for Used Digital Music Are Barred by Court: Purchasers of digital music files from services such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes cannot resell them through a virtual marketplace, an appeals court said in a ruling that recalls an era dominated by vinyl records and CDs before streaming services reshaped the music industry."  Bloomberg 11:48 AM
  • "Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams Reunite for Limited Series at Apple" Variety 1:50 PM
  • "Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year" ["Many business groups, along with individual companies such as big CDT donors Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc, are pushing for a national privacy law before the California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020."] Reuters 9:31 AM
  • "Privacy bill proposed by Apple-backed group, but with tiny fines" 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "California considers a texting tax: The surcharge would boost programs that assist low earners." ["Apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage, which already account for the lion's share of messaging traffic, would be exempt from the charge."] Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "One in 10 American adults expected to have a smartwatch next year: Americans over 55 to drive biggest segment growth, thanks to new health features." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "The 25 Best Ads of 2018" [Apple has #19, #8, and #2]  AdWeek 2:31 PM
  • "Apple Music removes ability for artists to post to Connect, posts removed from Artist Pages and For You" 9to5Mac 2:46 PM
  • "Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019" AppleInsider 4:23 PM
  • "Apple is shutting down Apple Music's rarely-used Connect feature: Connect shares the same fate as iTunes Ping" The Verge 5:08 PM
  • "Apple Music's Connect Feature is Shutting Down" MacStories 5:08 PM
  • "This mini iPhone concept is as cute as a button" Cult of Mac 7:29 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tech giants appear compliant with Australia's anti-avoidance tax law" ZDNet 8:54 PM
  • "The 'father of the internet' says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just 'a lot of misunderstanding'" Business Insider 6:11 PM
  • "Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail: Group breaches SMS-protected accounts. It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps." Ars Technica 5:00 PM
  • "Tinder and OkCupid have given up on finding you a soul mate. Their ads even admit it." Washington Post 4:25 PM
  • "YouTube is purging fake subscribers this week" 9to5Google 2:32 PM
  • "Amazon delivery thieves beware: Cops plant GPS trackers in fake parcels" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Robot Fear Index: Increased Adoption May Be Fueling Concerns" Loup Ventures 7:32 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 203: iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, XR and HomePod discounts, Apple Watch tidbits" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM