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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, October 12, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple has bought a Danish startup to boost its AR skillset: The ARtist formerly known as Spektral" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Stockholm's New City Council Opposes Planned Apple Store at KungsträdgĂ„rden" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "That iPhone XR can't come fast enough in China for Tim Cook... | Pocketnow" Pocketnow 9:09 PM
  • "Federal Trade Commission makes important clarifications in reply to Nokia's amicus brief supporting Qualcomm" Foss Patents 9:45 AM
  • "Your iPhone could soon protect you from spam calls — but Android is still way ahead" GearBrain 8:55 AM
  • "Man Wearing Apple Maps Backpack Surveying San Francisco on Foot" MacRumors 4:20 PM
  • "Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says" AppleInsider 7:57 PM
  • "Kanye West accidentally reveals his iPhone passcode to the world — and it's painfully easy to guess: During a meeting with President Trump, Kanye typed his passcode into the iPhone, seemingly oblivious to the camera behind him" Mirror Online UK 7:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC resorts to the usual malarkey defending itself against Mozilla lawsuit" TechCrunch 7:00 PM
  • "As bidding closes, Amazon's cloud is the favorite to win a $10 billion defense deal. Here's why everybody else is so mad about it" Business Insider 6:43 PM
  • "'Plants vs. Zombies' creator PopCap and parent EA put down new roots in Seattle, and tease next game" GeekWire 6:12 PM
  • "Twitter under investigation for allegedly refusing to reveal how it tracks you" CNET 9:52 AM
  • "Humanoid 'rescue robot' learns parkour" BBC 9:30 AM
  • "Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it's all thanks to Tinder, analyst says" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Yale users locked out of homes after 'smart' home app crashes: Firm blamed 24-hours of borkage on an 'unforeseen' issue" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 might be last Samsung smartphone to retain the headphone jack: Firm will ditch port on Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S11, report claims" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Boston Dynamics shows off 'terrifying' humanoid robot that can run and leap over obstacles" Telegraph 7:24 AM
  • "Google CEO refuses to answer 'detailed questions' on China in letter to Senate" CNET 6:16 PM
  • "Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android?" BGR 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook shuts down 'spammy' politics pages" BBC 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook takes down hundreds of political spam accounts: Ballot blocks" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Rocket Report: Turbulent pricing era ahead, SLS concerns, SpaceX plays catch/'We should be in space within weeks, not months.'" Ars Technica 7:15 AM
  • "Plex virtualises its way on to Linux as a Canonical Snap: And there's freebies for early adopters" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "RIP Apple TV Gaming – The TouchArcade Show #372" Touch Arcade 7:47 PM
  • "Neil Ticktin Profiles This Year's MacTech Conference" MacVoices 4:15 PM
  • "What's New with WiFi Mesh, Apple's Possible iPad Pro Media Event -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-12" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 194: Latest OS updates, the new smart 'speakers', and troubles in China" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook's worldwide tour and waiting for Apple's October iPad Pro event on the AppleInsider podcast: The AppleInsider Podcast gets seriously into money as we examine App Store fraud in China and how Apple Pay won over CVS. Plus, what you should buy from Google's new hardware —and what we think Apple's going to show us." AppleInsider 7:59 AM