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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 18, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's CEO says the EU's record $5 billion antitrust ruling could 'upset the balance' of Android and be a huge win for Apple"  Business Insider 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Expands Its Fleet Of Autonomous Cars in California"  macReports 1:03 PM
  • "Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California" AppleInsider 3:03 PM
  • "Samsung makes Apple's Geniuses look like halfwits: The Korean handset maker returns to mercilessly mock Apple, and specifically the iPhone X's download speeds, in a new ad. It just can't resist."  ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later"  9to5Mac 11:31 AM
  • "Apple purges 'Doorbell' category from HomeKit accessories page" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Apple discards doorbells from HomeKit accessories list" CNET 10:44 AM
  • "iPhone vs Android could be ruining your dating life" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Peak driving stupidity: Shocking photo shows motorist risking life and limb by attaching an iPad to the steering wheel" Daily Mail (UK) 9:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Zuckerberg: If someone gets fired for data abuse 'it should be me'" CNET 1:37 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says Holocaust deniers are making an honest mistake: Facebook recommits to providing a platform for misinformation" The Verge 1:24 PM
  • "Thousands of US voters' data exposed by robocall firm" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly planning to release its foldable Galaxy X smartphone later this year" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Leak shows Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 from all angles" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Amazon sells more than 100 million products on Prime Day event" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic *" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. tech enforcer says will read 'closely' EU statement on Google" Reuters 1:36 PM
  • "Android Antitrust Decision Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry, Google Business Model: Google is ordered to stop bundling its Search and Chrome apps on certain devices" [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Google could be fined more than $15 million a day unless it gets its house in order over Android" Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine/Google will appeal, says EU ignored that Android competes against iPhones." Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "Google made it impossible for Amazon to license its own version of Android, EU commissioner claims" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion? A guide for the perplexed." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Rising Seas Could Cause Your Next Internet Outage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision: An unlikely warning" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever/Taller, narrower, and (some) notchier" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla/T-Mobile is the fastest mobile carrier in the US, according to Ookla's speed tests, with Minneapolis clocking the fastest download speeds out of all 50 states." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Interface Consistency, Storage Permutations, Walmart Streaming Video -ACM 471" The Mac Observer 5:21 PM
  • "#201: An Internal Fortnite/Federico bought an iPod touch, Nest and Instapaper both have new bosses and the world is finally getting the leg emoji it deserves." Relay FM: Connected 3:59 PM
  • "Road to Macstock – Mike Potter Delivers The Final Announcements for Macstock 2018" MacVoices 3:59 PM
  • "AWT TV Episode 43: 'The best product for the job might not be from Apple'" Apple World Today 1:07 PM
  • "Zuckerberg: The Recode interview/Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table." Recode 10:14 AM