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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, May 20, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung ad pokes fun at throttled iPhone to get customers to move on to Galaxy" USA Today 11:29 AM
  • "Plaintext Apple ID passwords included in teen phone monitoring app's data breach" 9to5Mac 3:31 PM
  • "Apple UK site brings back Barclays and PayPal Credit options" Pocketnow 5:25 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: AppleLink Personal Edition is the precursor to AOL" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Apple III introduced, May 19, 1980" EDN Network 5/19
  • "Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living" AppleInsider 5/18
  • "App Store Developers Form a 'Union' Ahead of WWDC Calling for Free App Trials, Better Rates" MacRumors 5/18
  • "The Developers Union Forms to Give Indie Developers a Voice to Apple" The Mac Observer 5/18
  • "The Developers Union wants Apple to fix the App Store" Neowin 5/18
  • "Apple iPhone X best-selling smartphone, Xiaomi enters top 3 models"  IANS 5/18
  • "Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK" AppleInsider 5/18
  • "Report: Google Home making gains on Alexa, Apple HomePod in 4th place - Search Engine Land"  Search Engine Land 5/18
  • "Early Apple HomePod Numbers Don't Look Very Impressive" Tom's Guide 5/18
  • "Samsung mocks Apple again: This time it's poking fun at iPhone's throttling troubles" ZDNet 5/18
  • "LocationSmart Bug Provided Easy Access to Real-Time Location Data of Millions of Phones" MacRumors 5/18
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Dumps Facebook And Thinks Ethereum Could Be The New Apple" Forbes 5/18
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak laments the current deceit of big tech" 5/18
  • "Want to live in a giant iPod? You can if you move to Dubai" Cult of Mac 5/18
  • "iPod design, iPad name borrowed for high-tech Dubai apartment building" AppleInsider 5/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging" ZDNet 8:59 PM
  • "Britain to tackle 'Wild West' internet with new laws" Reuters 6:33 PM
  • "The left turns up the heat to break up Facebook" Axios 5:28 PM
  • "AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi" Engadget 5/19
  • "'The Dark Overlord' Hackers Shrug Off Reported Arrest: 'The authorities have done nothing to affect our operations. None of our members have been lost to an arrest,' a member of the group told PCMag." PC Magazine 5/18
  • "House Democrats are collecting signatures to force a vote on net neutrality" The Verge 5/18
  • "Trump reportedly lobbied postmaster general to double USPS package delivery rates on Amazon and others" GeekWire 5/18
  • "Trump reportedly wants to punish Amazon by trying to double Postal Service rates" The Verge 5/18
  • "Trump reportedly tried to personally demand the Postal Service to double how much it charges Amazon" Business Insider 5/18
  • "How Google, Facebook will adapt to Europe's new privacy law" Associated Press 5/18
  • "Sonos cuts 96 employees in a bid to boost profitability ahead of IPO" iDownload Blog 5/18
  • "Net neutrality rescue effort is 'exercise in futility,' says Senator John Thune: The Republican is OK with policies to prevent ISPs from throttling internet speeds, but calls Democrats' current efforts political grandstanding." CNET 5/18
  • "iMore show 607: Google Play Jump Newsstand" iMore 5/18
  • "Twitter Killing Client App APIs, Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-18" The Mac Observer 5/18
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 173: Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list" 9to5Mac 5/18
  • "Don't buy a new MacBook Pro until you hear our newest CultCastCult of Mac 5/18
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks with artist Author&Punisher, plus Eventide and Teenage Engineering at Moogfest 2018" AppleInsider 5/18
  • "Vergecast: the Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and gadget updates" The Verge 5/18