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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 14, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is reportedly arguing that buildings at its headquarters are worth just $200 to reduce its tax bill" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for: Moving past 'Planet of the Apps' and 'Carpool Karaoke,' Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far. Updated with cast details regarding Ronald Moore's sci-fi series." AppleInsider 6:49 PM
  • "Verizon says Indy is its fourth residential 5G city, 'partners' with YouTube TV and Apple TV 4K" iMore 7:27 PM
  • "Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans: Verizon on Tuesday announced it will be including an Apple TV 4K or a YouTube TV subscription with upcoming residential 5G services in an effort to bolster adoption the burgeoning product." AppleInsider 9:18 PM
  • "iPhone users get to skip the queue in shopping pay-and-go trial: Apple Pay trial allows smartphone users to pay and leave without a trip to the cashier." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Analysts at odds over HomePod unit sales, but agree on 6% market share" 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon" AppleInsider 11:08 AM
  • "New figures show Apple's HomePod continues to lag behind more popular smart speakers" BGR 9:35 PM
  • "Congress can't stay away from Big Tech" Axios 7:47 AM
  • "Hundreds of reports of hacked Instagram accounts, possible Russian link" 9to5Mac 8:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Fortnite Android beta expands beyond Samsung phones" VentureBeat 12:28 PM
  • "Lawmakers Want to Know Why Ajit Pai Made Up DDOS Attack, Lied to Congress: FCC boss Ajit Pai finds himself in hot water over the attack that wasn't." Motherboard 2:05 PM
  • "FCC accused of 'dereliction of duty' in failing to dispel cyberattack 'myth'" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger" Ars Technica 12:04 PM
  • "Password Analyst Says QAnon's 'Codes' Are Consistent With Random Typing" Motherboard 11:08 AM
  • "Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems: The novel attack technique relies on Android developers which use lazy storage protocols." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Keyboard strokes and smartphone swipes used by banks to detect fraud" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "Motorola's P30 Looks Like Every Other iPhone X-Clone we Don't Want" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone rumors, Group FaceTime: Macworld Podcast episode 617" Macworld 2:42 PM
  • "iOS 12 Developer Beta 7 Problems, Google's Creepy Location Tracking -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-14" The Mac Observer 2:04 PM
  • "Podcast: The future of giving patients their own data" Axios 12:04 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 252: Please don't disconnect" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 74 – Fixing John's Mixed Up, Messed Up, Broken Home Screen" MacStories 8:13 AM