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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, June 14, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Could a Tech Giant Swoop Into 21st Century Fox Fray? Would one of the internet or technology heavyweights — Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon — want to own 20th Century Fox Film or other chunks of Rupert Murdoch's media empire?"  Variety 8:06 AM
  • "All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that 'sitting is the new cancer'"  Business Insider 6:52 AM
  • "Apple's newest employee perk is standing desks" The Next Web 7:31 AM
  • "Apple in talks to open first Israeli store in country's tallest building, report says" AppleInsider 6:52 AM
  • "New Survey Finds Fewer Merchants Accepting Apple Pay: Kount's 6th Annual Mobile Fraud & Payments Survey Finds Complacency and Regression Among Merchants' Mobile Fraud Mitigation Strategies"  PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Kount claims Apple Pay and Google Pay are losing ground to PayPal and AmEx" VentureBeat 7:37 AM
  • "The Queen harnesses the power of technology to watch foals being born" Horse & Hound 7:36 AM
  • "Here's how the Queen uses her royal iPad" Cult of Mac 7:36 AM
  • "Want a brand new iPhone 3GS? 9 years on, Korean carrier restarts sales at $40 a pop"  phoneArena 9:19 AM
  • "Apple, Spike Jonze and 'It's a Tide Ad' win at AICP Awards" AdAge 8:56 PM
  • "An extreme iPhone X drop test off a bridge has happy ending" Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Stanford researchers taught AI to make dank memes" The Next Web 7:38 PM
  • "Facebook's New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:52 PM
  • "Facebook changes its audit committee charter after privacy issues." Axios 4:19 PM
  • "DeepMind AI learns to reconstruct scenes from images" Axios 4:19 PM
  • "Fortnite players aren't satisfied with Sony's response to the PlayStation-Nintendo Switch controversy" Business Insider 12:47 PM
  • "This is how the pop-up selfie camera works on the Vivo NEX" Android Central 11:56 AM
  • "Verizon launches a third 'unlimited' plan: Someone tell Verizon what 'unlimited' means" The Verge 9:47 AM
  • "These are all the phones LG is releasing in 2018" Android Central 9:36 AM
  • "World Cup Soccer 2018 Draws Fans and Cybercriminals Alike" ITPro 7:33 AM
  • "Automated-driving technology is starting to show up in motorcycles" Recode 7:32 AM
  • "Why hardcore gaming phones are now a thing - Gaming phones overview" Android Authority 7:11 AM
  • "Gorgeous renders show the Pixel 3 XL in color" BGR 7:36 AM
  • "Google reboots advertising tools to give users more control over their data" VentureBeat 11:08 AM
  • "Google updates Ad Settings page and expands 'Why this" Mashable 10:06 AM
  • "Google Helpfully Reminds Us How to Turn Off Invasive Personalized Ads" Gizmodo 4:14 PM
  • "Google purposefully removed loophole from Android that allowed Substratum custom themes" 9to5Google 7:11 AM
  • "Sprint pulling $15 Unlimited mega deal after one week citing high demand" Android Authority 7:10 AM
  • "AT&T finishes acquiring Time Warner, becoming massive media conglomerate" The Verge 7:29 PM
  • "How AT&T's Time Warner acquisition will impact cord-cutters" TechHive 7:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Bloomberg Interview, macOS Mojave and External Drives -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-14" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 177: AirPlay 2 growing pains, using iOS 12"s Screen Time, USB-C iPhone rumors" 9to5Mac 11:08 AM
  • "iMore show 612: WWDC Reflections at NextDoor" iMore 7:33 AM