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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Checked 11:45 PM; Last Updated 11:35 AM CDT; 16:35 GMT
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is sending care packages to stranded employees in China: Apple hasn't forgotten its employees in China isolated because of the coronavirus, and is sending them care packages containing food, medical supplies, and an iPad." AppleInsider 2/29
  • "Apple sends free iPads to employees quarantined by coronavirus in China" Cult of Mac 2/29
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs talks philanthropy & Steve Jobs in rare interview: In a rare interview, Laurene Powell Jobs discusses her late husband Steve Jobs, and the philosophy of philanthropic efforts honoring the late Apple founder." AppleInsider 2/29
  • "Disney returns working iPhone to owner, after two months underwater: An iPhone thought lost forever was returned to a family by Disney officials after scuba divers found the still working device." AppleInsider 2/29
  • "Apple Says Clearview AI's Facial Recognition App Is Violating Its Rules: A BuzzFeed News analysis of Clearview AI's app for Apple's mobile operating system found that the company had been violating the iPhone maker's rules to distribute its apps to law enforcement agencies and other customers."  BuzzFeed News 2/28
  • "Apple has blocked Clearview AI's iPhone app for violating its rules" TechCrunch 2/28
  • "Apple punishes facial recognition company Clearview AI for ignoring developer rules" Mashable 2/28
  • "Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app: The app violated Apple's enterprise testing rules." Engadget 2/28
  • "Chinese regulators remove 'Plague Inc' game from Apple's China app store" Reuters 2/28
  • "How iPads in the flight deck helped Alaska Airline stay ahead of the digital curve — and what it's doing now to keep pace with increasingly high-tech rivals" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2/28
  • "MI5 Argues for 'Exceptional Access' to Encrypted Messages" MacRumors 2/28
  • "MI5 head wants 'exceptional access' to encrypted communications" AppleInsider 2/28
  • "It looks like there's going to be an Apple TV Plus series about WeWork based on the 'WeCrashed' podcast" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Apple Japan, anime commercial" The Loop 2/28
  • "Apple made an ad to highlight the history of MacBooks in anime" The Verge 2/28
  • "Lady Gaga's New 'Stupid Love' Music Video Shot Entirely on iPhone 11 Pro" MacRumors 2/28
  • "Disney World Returns Fully Working iPhone 11 to Family Weeks After Device Sank to Bottom of Seven Seas Lagoon" MacRumors 2/28
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs says she won't pass down her and Steve Jobs' billions to their children: 'It ends with me'" Business Insider 2/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon takes down 1 million products claiming to cure Coronavirus" MSPoweruser 11:32 AM
  • "Samsung starts shipping out Galaxy S20 to customers" MSPoweruser 7:52 AM
  • "Google survey hints at big plans for Wear OS health tracking: It might catch up to Apple, Samsung and Fitbit." Engadget 2/29
  • "COVID-19 Expected to Completely Wreck China Smartphone Sales" 24/7 Wall St. 2/29
  • "Facebook can now convert any 2D photo into a 3D photo" MSPoweruser 2/29
  • "GDC 2020 postponed to summer amid COVID-19 concerns: The 2020 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, originally scheduled to take place in March, was cancelled on Friday, though the group hopes to hold a version of the annual event sometime this summer." AppleInsider 2/29
  • "LG refreshes slim Gram laptop lineup: The four new models each weigh under three pounds and come with 10th-generation Intel Core processors and bigger batteries than their predecessors, but retain their premium price tags." ZDNet 2/29
  • "Google Play Store gets dark theme toggle" MSPoweruser 2/29
  • "Google may add free trials and YouTube streaming to Stadia soon" Engadget 2/28
  • "FCC proposes fining U.S. wireless carriers more than $200 mln over consumer location data" Reuters 2/28
  • "FCC approves $9.7 billion payment to free up satellite spectrum for 5G" CNET 2/28
  • "FCC proposes token fines for carriers that sold phone location data" Engadget 2/28
  • "FCC votes to propose fining U.S. wireless carriers more than $200 million over consumer location data" Reuters 2/28
  • "YouTube rarely reinstates removed videos — even when creators appeal: Of 109,000 removals appealed, YouTube reinstated 23,000" The Verge 2/28
  • "Vivo Apex 2020 in-display camera wants to kill the notch" CNET 2/28
  • "Samsung's New OLED Display Emits Less Blue Light, Uses Less Power" PC Magazine 2/28
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore Show 694: The Best Use of Taffeta Since Prom Dresses/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 2/29
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 278, With Special Guest Federico Viticci" Daring Fireball 2/29
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of The Mac Command Line With Terminal" MacVoices 2/28
  • "iPads, Trackpads, China, and Censorship – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-28" The Mac Observer 2/28
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 266: iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers" 9to5Mac 2/28
  • "Engadget Podcast: Reviewing Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra" Engadget 2/28
  • "More details emerge on Apple's ARM Mac and AirTags—catch the discussion on The CultCast!" Cult of Mac 2/28
  • "ARM Macs in 2021, iOS 13.4 Beta, AirPods X, Mac Pro news and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/28