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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, September 21, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple-owned Beddit to shut down cloud services on Nov. 15: Through a Friday app update, sleep tracker maker Beddit has announced that Beddit Cloud services will come to a halt for all users as of Nov. 15." AppleInsider 6:19 PM
  • "Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide: Customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook opens Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone XS launch" AppleInsider 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max released in Japan" Jiji Press 7:50 AM
  • "Smiling Apple fans show off their new haul of devices" Cult of Mac 6:30 AM
  • "Huawei Trolls iPhone Customers Lining Up By Giving Out Free Power Banks" UberGizmo 7:36 PM
  • "Huawei trolled people lining up for the iPhone XS in the best possible way" BGR 9:05 PM
  • "Apple's new mobile microsite has a spinnable 3D model of the iPhone XS" Mashable 6:21 AM
  • "Apple Stores Delay Some iPhone XS and XS Max Pickup Orders Due to 'Last Minute Logistical Issues'" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "New Suzhou and Eastview Apple stores open to iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 customers" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Apple advertises iPhone XS with microsite featuring 3D model that spins as you tilt your phone" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers" CNET 6:33 AM
  • "'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans" Android Authority 6:48 AM
  • "Apple shares photos of customers trying and buying iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Launch Day" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash appearing outside US in Messages on Apple Watch with watchOS 5" The Apple Post 3:19 PM
  • "Apple Still Has Underwhelming Share of Smart Speakers" Market Realist 6:57 AM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue" AppleInsider 1:15 PM
  • "How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be? Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense" The Register 6:29 AM
  • "Sony Mobile takes on Apple, Oppo in Taiwan with Xperia XZ3" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "TAG Heuer's new smartwatch is a steal at $198,000" Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 — Better You — Apple" YouTube 1:13 PM
  • "In Apple's hometown of Cupertino, a debate over the fate of an old mall epitomizes Silicon Valley's class divide" Recode 1:12 PM
  • "A Fond Farewell and Tribute to Former Low End Mac Writer Charles W. Moore" Low End Mac 7:19 AM
  • "MacPrices Columnist Charles W. Moore Passes Away After Long Battle With Illness" MacPrices 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything" Gizmodo 5:28 PM
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs" ZDNet 3:45 PM
  • "Twitter bug may have sent users' direct messages to external developers" The Verge 2:43 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence hates the poor and disenfranchised" The Next Web 2:42 PM
  • "NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal" Ars Technica 1:13 PM
  • "T-Mobile starts to detail in-home 5G goals, plans to take on Charter and Comcast" The Verge 10:22 AM
  • "FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers: Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On: Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror." ["That's because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too. According to China's Communist Party, the system will 'allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step'."]  Science Alert 7:17 AM
  • "Android turns 10: Google's first Android phone was ugly, but important" [Video Report] CNET 6:58 AM
  • "EU's prime delivery of Amazon probe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
  • "For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 AM
  • "Vergecast: reviews of the iPhone XS, Apple Watch 4, and the Amazon event" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 21, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:01 PM
  • "MacVoices #18197: Jim Dalrymple On Using Betas, Stage Time, Apple Watch, and The Loop" MacVoices 1:47 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Unpacking the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch with Dave Mark" The Loop 10:19 AM
  • "Is iPhone XS Apple's worst 'S' phone? Catch the conversation this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:55 AM