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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 17, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Johnson & Johnson Announces Research Study with Apple Watch to Help Improve AFib Outcomes Including Stroke Prevention"  PRNewswire 8:04 AM
  • "Can Apple Watch Prevent Strokes? New Study Aims to Find Out: Johnson & Johnson is partnering with Apple to study whether the wearable's irregular rhythm notifications and ECG app can help accelerate the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation." PC Magazine 8:47 PM
  • "Apple job openings for 'health' related positions up 400% since 2017" Thinknum 12:57 PM
  • "Apple Gives Simon Kinberg, David Weil 10-Episode Sci-Fi Series Commitment" Deadline 11:28 AM
  • "Apple Inks Deal for 'Large Budget, Ambitious' Sci-Fi Series From Simon Kinberg, Known for 'X-Men' Movies" MacRumors 2:33 PM
  • "Apple has green lit a large-budget sci-fi series co-written by 'X-Men' producer Simon Kingberg" iDownload Blog 2:33 PM
  • "Bad Robot: Sizing Up the Field As Race To Land JJ Abrams' Business Enters Home Stretch" ["Apple's tech prowess could play in its favor, and it could be a landing place for Bad Robot, though observers also do not discount a potential bid from streaming giant Netflix, or even deep-pocketed Amazon, which had been on the hunt for a mega film-TV deal with A-list talent."] Deadline 12:23 PM
  • "Walmart abandons plans for video-streaming service and will focus instead on Vudu"  CNBC 2:38 PM
  • "Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena" AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references" Reuters 7:13 AM
  • "$350k Swiss watch looks like an Apple Watch on standby" Cult of Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong: As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018." AppleInsider 7:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook employees busted leaving 5-star reviews for Portal on Amazon" The Verge 3:05 PM
  • "T-Mobile beats out Verizon as top 'quality' brand as it sees 9% YoY increase in customer satisfaction" 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Google Digs Up $40 Million To Acquire Fossil Smartwatch Tech In Battle Against Apple Watch" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google Agrees $40m Deal For Fossil's Smartwatch Tech"  Forbes 12:21 PM
  • "The 'Biggest EVER' Collection of Hacked Passwords Is Not That Bad: Someone put together a massive list of 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. But there's really no reason to panic." Motherboard 11:31 AM
  • "Swatch and Mastercard team up for on-the-wrist, on-the-go mobile payments" Digital Trends 9:54 AM
  • "China accuses US of suppressing its high-tech companies: US said to be in advanced stages of inquiry over alleged Huawei theft of trade secrets" The Guardian 7:56 AM
  • "The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyberattack" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "LG might make a phone you can add another screen to... no joke" Android Authority 7:16 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 'Lite' leaks in extensive video: It wouldn't be a new Pixel without a massive leak" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Here's the First Live Image of the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10+" Droid Shout 7:04 AM
  • "Cricut, Rocket Book, and Setapp, with Bob LeVitus -ACM 497" The Mac Observer 7:03 PM
  • "Collection 1, Tim Cook in Time Magazine – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-17" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM