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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, April 11, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Cuts HomePod Orders After Sales Prove to Be Lackluster" MacRumors 9:14 PM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple lowers HomePod forecasts & orders as early sales prove lackluster" 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "Apple cuts HomePod orders on weak demand, report says" AppleInsider 9:17 PM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's Biggest Challenge to Innovation in Recent Years Has Been Software"  MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warns that China is rapidly catching up to Apple in a 'core technology'" Business Insider 12:07 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg was ready to slam Apple if Congress asked him about Tim Cook's privacy comments" CNBC 7:08 AM
  • "Apple has ordered its most ambitious TV series yet: An adaption of Asimov's Foundation" Ars Technica 7:08 AM
  • "Apple is developing a TV show based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation series: The adaptation could give Apple an edge against Netflix and Amazon" The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "App guides Parkinson's disease patients through 'freezing': Engineering students at Rice University designed an iPhone app to help patients with Parkinson's disease overcome a symptom known as 'freezing,' in which the legs temporarily refuse to follow the brain's command to lift and move forward." Futurity 10:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Alexa now recaps NBA and NHL game Stats: Amazon can finally tell you more about the playoffs, too." Engadget 6:20 PM
  • "This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever" Gizmodo 6:17 PM
  • "Twitter replaces its gun emoji with a water gun" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "Reddit has banned 944 accounts linked to the IRA Russian troll farm" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "AI software that helps doctors diagnose like specialists is approved by FDA" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Want to survive the technological revolution? Be an adapter: New report shows why it's important to manage the risks of newer technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things." ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "A disused coal power station will reopen to solely power crypto" Engadget 11:04 AM
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile restart merger talks" Axios 8:59 AM
  • "Google To Rollout Gmail Redesign For Web Users In The Coming Weeks" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Google Sheets gets macros: It's now easier to automate repetitive tasks in Google's spreadsheets tool." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Google Pixel phones will automatically send spam calls to voicemail: Shutting down spam before it even rings" The Verge 8:55 AM
  • "Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware" Ars Technica 8:04 AM
  • "FTC: You Can't Void a Warranty by Breaking a Seal/The FTC issues a wake-up call for any company demanding authorized parts or services be used to maintain a device warranty." PC Magazine 8:05 AM
  • "FTC makes clear 'warranty void if removed' stickers are illegal: Companies can't prevent you from getting your device fixed by a third party."  Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "Zuckerberg won't give a straight answer on data downloads"  TechCrunch 1:51 PM
  • "Congress Is Unearthing Facebook's Terrible Power"  Wired 1:48 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's personal Facebook profile was part of the Cambridge Analytica leak" The Verge 10:31 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's Congress testimony day 2: live blog and live stream" The Verge 8:59 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg being swarmed by cameras is the perfect metaphor for online privacy today: Dehumanizing, isn't it?" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "The notes Mark Zuckerberg used for his congressional hearing show he was extensively coached for one of the biggest moments of his career" Business Insider 7:17 AM
  • "The Senate Fought Mark Zuckerberg, and Mark Zuckerberg Won: The Facebook CEO charmed, evaded, and sometimes misled his way through the committee-hearing gauntlet." Slate 7:10 AM
  • "Imagine you're having a CT scan and malware alters the radiation levels – it's doable: WannaCry was a wake-up call for healthcare, but the sector is still terribly vulnerable to attack" The Register 7:05 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 062: April 11, 2018" 9to5Mac 8:55 PM
  • "New Web Authentication Tech, Apple Lands Foundation TV Series -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-11" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM