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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 6, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Preemptively Sues 'Patent Troll' to Address Threats Over USB-Related Power Patents"  MacRumors 10:05 AM
  • "Smartphones in India could benefit from deferred import tax" 9to5Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Sydney dad claims Apple store staff member 'questioned my intelligence', refused to let him pay: A Sydney dad had said he became so frustrated with Apple staff 'questioning my intelligence' he walked out and went to JB Hi-Fi instead." 7:23 AM
  • "Teenager Finds Apple Mac Hack That Steals Passwords With Evil Apps" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Apple HomePod falls far short of Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers" Digital Trends 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Store at Natick Collection in Greater Boston Reopens February 16" MacRumors 2:23 PM
  • "Chinese New Year – Jia Zhangke on Smart HDR – Apple" YouTube 7:22 AM
  • "'Find my iPhone' warned murder victim of assailant's location minutes before death" AppleInsider 3:44 PM
  • "Another '1984' ad factoid: the pre-test results were so bad the ad agency hid them from Apple" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "German Court Rules Apple Not Liable For Pre-Lawsuit Patent Damages Claimed By Qualcomm" Redmond Pie 7:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th" TechCrunch 5:42 PM
  • "Earth's magnetic North Pole has moved — here's what that means for our navigation systems" Business Insider 3:54 PM
  • "Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting" TechCrunch 3:44 PM
  • "Spotify, the leading music streaming app, is finally profitable" The Verge 3:41 PM
  • "Virginia governor signs bill paving way for Amazon's HQ2" The Verge 2:23 PM
  • "Google eliminates more spam from Gmail with TensorFlow" ZDNet 2:04 PM
  • "Inside Wisconsin's Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn: A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers." Bloomberg Businessweek [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:55 PM
  • "The pioneering bionic eyes restoring sight: How implantable tech is fighting blindness" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Trump avoids tech in State of the Union address" GeekWire 8:05 AM
  • "YouTube boss admits even her own kids gave the 'Rewind' video a thumbs down" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "Huge leaks reveal all the design secrets of Samsung's answer to the iPhone XR" BGR 7:54 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e massive leak: phone has no more secrets" Pocketnow 7:46 AM
  • "Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Spotify Acquires Podcast Producer Gimlet Media and App Maker Anchor" MacStories 8:05 AM
  • "Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor to combat iTunes' podcast dominance" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
  • "Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "First Ring Daily 558: Cough Goes the HomePod/On this episode of First Ring Daily, the HomePod isn't so healthy, Paul has a cough, and Brad is not sick, yet." Thurrott 3:56 PM
  • "#280: I Swear I'm Not a Vinyl Hipster/Which iOS apps and games we've kept on our devices, what features would make us use Siri and Shortcuts more, the first thing we'd change if we were in charge of Apple retail, and our predictions on the death of physical media." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:04 PM
  • "Apple Retail Changes, Spotify Acquisitions – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-06" The Mac Observer 1:23 PM
  • "Talking iPad workflows and Adobe's Project Gemini with illustrator Tracie Ching" 9to5Mac 12:02 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 6, 2019" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Google Assistant is getting sci-fi ambitious: In an exclusive interview, a top Google exec discusses what the Assistant could look like in a decade, possible legislation and the future of privacy." CNET 7:45 AM