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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, January 19, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is once again selling its iPhone SE — for now: The phone is on sale in Apple's clearance section" The Verge 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Apple isn't alone: data confirms smartphone sector slow-down/The entire industry, not just Apple, appears to be feeling the pain."  Computerworld 1/18
  • "App Store made almost twice as much as Google Play in 2018"  Cult of Mac 1/18
  • "Hackers Successfully Activate iPhone XS eSIM On China Mobile" Redmond Pie 1/18
  • "Foxconn cuts 50,000 contract jobs in China: Nikkei" ["The scale of the cuts is not necessarily deeper than previous years, it is simply significantly earlier, the report said, citing an industry source familiar with the situation."] Reuters 1/18
  • "iPhone sales slowdown hits Foxconn: Foxconn alone has shed 50,000 contact workers earlier than expected as iPhone sales slump." ZDNet 1/18
  • "Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations" AppleInsider 1/18
  • "Data Broker Acxiom Comes Out in Support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's Call for US Data Privacy Regulation" MacRumors 1/18
  • "Every Apple TV show and series announced so far: A complete list of everything on Apple's increasingly deep bench of original programming." CNET 1/18
  • "This $350,000 Swiss watch looks like an Apple Watch, chimes to tell the time" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Swiss watchmaker's latest jab at the Apple Watch has no hands" Engadget 1/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Alarming Wi-Fi Chipset Bug A Security Risk For Millions Of Game Consoles, Laptops, Routers And Other Devices" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal: The Copyright Directive isn't necessarily dead, but it's in trouble." Engadget 3:35 PM
  • "F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/18
  • "DNC says Russia tried to hack its servers again in November 2018" ZDNet 1/18
  • "FCC reopens device approval system amid government shutdown" The Verge 1/18
  • "Amazon patents a technology to help Alexa fight fake voice attacks" Digital Trends 1/18
  • "Think iPhones are expensive? Samsung official says foldable Galaxy phone will cost twice as much" BGR 1/18
  • "Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy: Rubio bill would give Congress and FTC 27 months to issue actual privacy rules."  Ars Technica 1/18
  • "Alphabet's Verily scores FDA clearance for its ECG monitor" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "U.S. regulators discuss imposing fine against Facebook: Washington Post" Reuters 1/18
  • "Facebook's newest ploy to bring back teen users is a meme app called LOL" The Verge 1/18
  • "This Hitman's Smartwatch Helped Convict Him of Two Murders" Gizmodo 1/18
  • "Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids' accidental purchases" The Next Web 1/18
  • "Unsealed docs will detail how Facebook made money off children" Mashable 1/18
  • "Safe to buy refurbished devices? Why this startup thinks it's better than buying new: Startup Back Market believes it's changing consumers' perceptions of refurbished products." ZDNet 1/18
  • "This scientist used facial recognition technology on birds" The Next Web 1/18
  • "Doctors Are Confident That AI Won't Replace Them" Forbes 1/18
  • "Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools" Engadget 1/18
  • "Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years" BBC 1/18
  • "Is 2019 the Year of Mobile Esports? – The TouchArcade Show #385" Touch Arcade 1/18
  • "Spotting Bad Science, Information Overload – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-18" The Mac Observer 1/18
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple Watch, Netflix and Facebook with Dave Mark" The Loop 1/18
  • "2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 1/18