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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 8, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone XS & XR adoption significantly lower than last year's models, data shows" 9to5Mac 5:33 PM
  • "The Apple Watch's new ECG app is already saving lives" BGR 11:25 AM
  • "Apple scoops up CEO of Mango Health, a start-up that helps people keep track of their medications"  CNBC 12/7
  • "Apple Store app sends rare push notification to promote new iPhone models" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "Apple sends out notification pushing iPhone users to upgrade" ["This was sent out to people on Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, so it's not really breaking Apple's own App Store rules stating that apps should not send unsolicited spam to customers. However, it's also not the kind of soft sell we'd usually expect from Apple."] Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "Apple Watch user discovers A-fib heart issue with new ECG app, 'this probably saved you,' says doctor" 9to5Mac 12/7
  • "Apple-Qualcomm battle nearing an end 'one way or another,' says Qualcomm president" Yahoo Finance 12/7
  • "Australia Passes Controversial Encryption Bill Despite Opposition From Apple and Other Tech Companies" MacRumors 12/7
  • "Australia's Controversial And Draconian Encryption Law Could Mean Jail Time For Tech Employees" HotHardware 12/7
  • "T-Mobile is about to launch its own eSIM app for iPhone XS and XR" BGR 12/7
  • "Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "Apple removes war simulation game from App Store for using Taliban as enemies" 9to5Mac 12/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix: Bug dealt with in Chrome and Edge, but still a problem for Firefox users." ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "FCC Investigates Wireless Carriers For Allegedly Lying About Rural Coverage" HotHardware 8:56 PM
  • "Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail hearing: Meng Wanzhou could face up to 30 years behind bars." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "Facebook fears more secret documents have been leaked" Telegraph 6:45 AM
  • "Tony Hawk Fanboys For Life – The TouchArcade Show #379" Touch Arcade 12/7
  • "Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Ajit Pai Just Got His Second 'Courage' Award of the Year" Gizmodo 12/7
  • "Alexa is teaching itself to get better at understanding what you mean" BGR 12/7
  • "OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Leaks With Speed Orange Highlights And 10GB RAM" HotHardware 12/7
  • "FCC investigating whether carriers gave inaccurate information on rural coverage maps" The Verge 12/7
  • "China's Huawei pledges to address security issues raised by Britain: sources" Reuters 12/7
  • "Huawei welcome in France, sensitive investments can be blocked: French minister" Reuters 12/7
  • "Europe should be afraid of Huawei, EU tech official says" Reuters 12/7
  • "Sen. Mark Warner Says Chinese Mobile App Companies Are A National Security Risk" BuzzFeed News 12/7
  • "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things/AI and machine learning can turn 'Smart' cities' mountain of data into lifesaving insights." Ars Technica 12/7
  • "Should Zuckerberg Go, Tumblr Death Spiral, Wall Street and Apple -with Chuck Joiner: ACM 491" The Mac Observer 12/7
  • "MacVoices #18234: Holiday Gift Guide #6" MacVoices 12/7
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 202: Apple Music coming to Echo, iPhone XR clear case, Apple Watch ECG launch" 9to5Mac 12/7
  • "Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "#82: No! This Is Terrible! Qualcomm rolls out 5G cellular networking at a Hawaiian resort; Tumblr bans sexual imagery and nudity; Apple fails emoji biology; and streaming services consider inserting ads into paused video." Relay FM: Download 12/7