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Sunday, June 16, 2019
Checked 10:00 AM; Last Updated 7:40 AM CDT; 12:40 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Southwest Airlines passenger is bombarded with nude photos and explicit videos via AirDrop messages right before take off" Daily Mail (UK) 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Xinyi A13 opens in Taipei" Apple 6/15
  • "Grand opening: Apple Xinyi A13 brings a taste of Apple Park to Taipei" 9to5Mac 6/15
  • "Celebrite says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made" AppleInsider 6/15
  • "Here's why this Amazon executive says shopping with Alexa is 'going to be even more exciting than the launch of the iPhone'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6/15
  • "Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a crypto wallet: Apple's CryptoKit is likely the first step in enabling the exchange of private and public keys that will unlock the ability to make purchases using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies stored on your iPhone."  Computerworld 6/14
  • "Apple makes Comcast and Charter sell iPads, other devices as part of mobile deal" CNBC 6/14
  • "Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "Does it make sense to use multiple voice assistants in your smart home? What happens when Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant all live together" GearBrain 6/14
  • "It will soon be easier for diabetics to track glucose on Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 6/14
  • "Global True Wireless Hearables Market Reaches 17.5 Million Units in Q1 2019" ["Apple's market share remained at the same level seen in the last quarter, failing to grow in spite of the launch of its second generation AirPods. While sales of the first generation AirPods were higher than expected thanks to a variety of sales promotions for stock-outs in the channel in Q1 2019, sales of the new model were weaker than initially expected due to the market's mixed response."]  Counterpoint 6/14
  • "Video Shows Apple's Look Around is Much Smoother than Google Maps Street View" The Mac Observer 6/14
  • "Former Apple event venue Flint Center is closing" AppleInsider 6/14
  • "Apple snuck a Raptors tribute into its Canadian home page" TechCrunch 6/14
Non-Apple News
  • "Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments." BBC 6/15
  • "Helping kids learn STEM and coding - Video" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Adobe And Researchers Develop AI That Sniffs Out Photoshopped Images And DeepFakes" HotHardware 6/15
  • "These 5 phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world, and they all cost $500 or less" Business Insider 6/15
  • "AMCA data breach has now went over the 20 million mark: Healthcare billing vendor got hacked last year and hackers put patient data for sale online." ZDNet 6/14
  • "Adobe Developed a Method in Detecting Manipulated Photo" Social Barrel 6/14
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge by States" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "Facebook open-sources AI Habitat to help robots navigate realistic environments" VentureBeat 6/14
  • "This 'most dangerous' hacking group is now probing power grids: Hackers that tried to interfere with the safety systems of an industrial plant are now looking at power utilities too." ZDNet 6/14
  • "Scientists found that we're spending so much time on our smartphones that it could be changing the shape of our skulls" Business Insider 6/14
  • "Exclusive: First photos of Google Pixel 4 spotted in the wild" 9to5Google 6/14
  • "The Pixel 4 has already been photographed out in the wild" The Verge 6/14
  • "Google Says It is Not Killing Ad Blockers" Thurrott 6/14
  • "Google's AR animals entertain Android users" BBC 6/14
  • "We Found Sprint 5G in Brooklyn: We spent hours searching Brooklyn for a Sprint 5G connection. I finally tracked it down in a distant residential neighborhood called Flatlands." PC Magazine 6/14
  • "Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months" Reuters 6/14
  • "Huawei Delays Launch of Foldable Smartphone, Being More 'Cautious' After Samsung's Galaxy Fold Issues" MacRumors 6/14
  • "Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X, blames Samsung not Trump" The Verge 6/14
  • "Brad Pitt, Steve Jobs' widow, and Britain's fallen star investor reportedly backed a startup betting on 'cold fusion' — an idea scientists scoff at" Business Insider 6/14
  • "Mind games: How Apple sells us on high prices [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 301] Cult of Mac 6/15
  • "The Dalrymple Report: AirPods at work, Apple Arcade and WWDC" The Loop 6/14
  • "Adapt, Episode 3: iPadOS First Look and Voice-Only Computing" MacStories 6/14
  • "Surveillance and the Legal System, Mac Pro Apologies – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-14" The Mac Observer 6/14
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 229: Hands-on with new CarPlay features and early beta impressions" 9to5Mac 6/14
  • "Privacy Policies Can Be as Complicated as Kant's Critique of Pure Reason" Intego Mac Podcast 6/14
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba On The Mac Pro and iPadOS" MacVoices 6/14
  • "Mac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 6/14