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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 21, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple self-driving cars are far safer than Google's" Cult of Mac 2:48 PM
  • "Consumer group in China wants Apple to compensate victims of Apple ID thefts who had money stolen" phoneArena 9:07 PM
  • "iPhone XR early presale demand and the next Apple event is October 30th" CNET 10/20
  • "iPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts aren't worried" 9to5Mac 10/20
  • "Will anyone want Steve Jobs' old toilet? The town of Woodside is considering selling dozens of items from the Apple CEO's one-time home" Business Insider 10/20
  • "Remaining artifacts from Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion may be headed to auction" AppleInsider 10/20
  • "PSA: Watch out for this new Apple ID phishing scam" 9to5Mac 10/20
  • "iPhone Xr Lead Times Short but Remain Optimistic"  Loup Ventures 10/19
  • "Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS"  AppleInsider 10/19
  • "Some iPhone XR Models Start Selling Out" MacRumors 10/19
  • "Nearly every iPhone XR is still in stock but don't be fooled: It'll still sell like crazy" Macworld 10/19
  • "iPhone XR Now Available for Pre-Order From Apple's Online Store" MacRumors 10/19
  • "Apple Starts iPhone XR Pre-orders, Availability Still Good" The Mac Observer 10/19
  • "Introducing iPhone XR — Apple" YouTube 10/19
  • "iPhone XR — Spectrum — Apple" YouTube 10/19
  • "Apple content restrictions don't catch all porn or extremist sites: Sorry, kids. The Screen Time settings seem quite limited." CNET 10/19
  • "Apple Self-Driving Car in Manual Mode Involved in Minor Collision That Wasn't Driver's Fault on October 15" MacRumors 10/19
Non-Apple News
  • "The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:03 PM
  • "Telcos flailing against tide to turn into dumb pipes: Streaming, 5G, and thoughts and prayers are being deployed by telcos to be anything other than bit handlers." ZDNet 5:02 PM
  • "Huawei's Next Gen Phone Is Foldable And 5G Ready With A Hat Tip To Mate 20 X" HotHardware 3:45 PM
  • "Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks" Engadget 3:45 PM
  • "This CEO is paying 600,000 strangers to help him build human-powered AI that's 'whole orders of magnitude better than Google'" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "Why are game studios run like sweat shops? The human toll of 'crunch time'"  Digital Trends 9:13 AM
  • "Facebook On Hunt For Big Cybersecurity Acquisition" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:49 PM
  • "How Politicians Took Down Facebook" Forbes 9:12 AM
  • "Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks" Engadget 9:08 AM
  • "Cybersecurity 'Paul Revere' touts adversarial model" Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "How to tell if you are truly addicted to your smartphone" Telegraph 7:33 AM
  • "Twitter employee may have spied on users for Saudis, says report" CNET 7:31 AM
  • "Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election" Reuters 10/20
  • "Twitter quietly fired a suspected Saudi Arabian spy, report says" Mashable 10/20
  • "Saudi Arabia reportedly asked Twitter employee to spy on dissidents" Engadget 10/20
  • "When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?" Detroit Free Press 10/20
  • "Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/20
  • "Machine learning now the top skill sought by developers" ZDNet 10/20
  • "Google ponders the shortcomings of machine learning: Scientists of AI at Google's Google Brain and DeepMind units acknowledge machine learning is falling short of human cognition and propose that using models of networks might be a way to find relations between things that allow computers to generalize more broadly about the world." ZDNet 10/20
  • "To Curb Terrorist Propaganda Online, Look to YouTube. No, Really." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/20
  • " security breach leaks info for 75,000 people: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services didn't say what information leaked." Engadget 10/19
  • "Verizon unlocks its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets amid backlash" Neowin 10/19
  • "Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone: The company has previously targeted 2019 to release a folding device." Engadget 10/19
  • "Epson Accused Of Shamelessly Bricking Third-Party Ink In Printer Firmware Updates" HotHardware 10/19
  • "Apple forces OnePlus to move its OnePlus 6T launch up a day" CNET 10/19
  • "This Neural Network Trained on the Bible Tries to Play God: A developer made neural network trained on the Bible — can you distinguish what's 'divine' and what's 'benign'?" Motherboard 10/19
  • "Why your brand-new smartphone will scratch just as easily as your old one: For years, Gorilla Glass' scratch resistance on smartphones has plateaued" The Verge 10/19
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source" Reuters 10/19
  • "Latest Google Pixel 3 ad relies on star power to highlight the feaures" Canadian Reviewer 10/19
  • "Botnets adapt in wake of Twitter crackdown: Pro-Saudi botnet tried new tactics to avoid detection" The Verge 10/19
  • "Cult of Mac Magazine: Meet the hardware hacker who built an iPhone from scratch" Cult of Mac 10/20
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone XR and Apple's event with Rene Ritchie" The Loop 10/19
  • "Dave Buys an iPhone XR -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-19" The Mac Observer 10/19
  • "Apple 3.0 Podcast: What is Reese Witherspoon making for Apple?" Apple 3.0 10/19
  • "Bradley Olsen Discusses The Final Cut X Documentary, Off The Tracks" MacVoices 10/19
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 195: October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad" 9to5Mac 10/19
  • "Meet Scotty Allen, the guy who built an iPhone from scratch" Cult of Mac 10/19
  • "New AirPods, AirPower Mat and Macs? Catch our 'More in the Making' hardware predictions, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/19
  • "Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 10/19