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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 9, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music sending new free trial offer to former users" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "No Apple Store in Stockholm: After three years of haggling, and after purchasing prime real estate in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, Apple will be pulling out of earlier plans to build an Apple Store." Rixstep 3:44 PM
  • "What 8 of the world's most popular tech gadgets looked like when they were first released" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's crackdown on screen-recording apps is a privacy win" The Next Web 2/8
  • "iPhone snooping: Apple cracks down on apps that secretly record taps, keystrokes/iOS app developers have been capturing how users interact with screens without gaining user consent." ZDNet 2/8
  • "Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store" Ars Technica 2/8
  • "Report: Apple looks to sell Stockholm property following blocked flagship store plan" 9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Apple will pay the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug" Engadget 2/8
  • "Apple to pay teenager who found FaceTime bug" BBC 2/8
  • "Brazil is among the world's most expensive countries to buy an iPhone" ZDNet 2/8
  • "The rise of emoji is causing big problems inside the US judicial system" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Tim Cook will deliver commencement address at New Orleans' Tulane University" Cult of Mac 2/8
  • "Tim Cook to Deliver Tulane University 2019 Commencement Address" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines" MacRumors 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Ariana Grande + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Khalid + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Florida Georgia Line + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Depth Control — The Backdrop — Apple" YouTube 2/8
Non-Apple News
  • "Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance: The Inspire is meant to encourage healthy living among the rank and file." Engadget 8:50 PM
  • "Xiaomi Patent Details Stunning Phone Design With 4-Sided Edge Display" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones" Engadget 7:19 PM
  • "Google Pixel Is 'Fastest-Growing US Smartphone Brand' Says Report: Pixel 3 Vs. iPhone XS" Forbes 2:39 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and More! 2019 is going to be the year of Samsung." Android Central 9:51 AM
  • "Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful" Kotaku 8:06 AM
  • "Push notifications are the future of multi-factor authentication" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "Report: Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says" Business Insider 2/8
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs and the design, production, and writing of memoir" On Margins 2/8
  • "Tokyo succeeds in plan to make 2020 Olympic medals from recycled gadgets: More than five million phones donated" The Verge 2/8
  • "Net neutrality advocates testified before Congress on the FCC's dismantling of the 2015 Open Internet Order" Business Insider 2/8
  • "LOL, bye: Facebook's teen meme project is dead before it was released" Mashable 2/8
  • "Report: Bounty hunters bought carrier user data (Update: T-Mobile statement)" Android Authority 2/8
  • "Smart home devices attract hackers in their first five minutes online" GearBrain 2/8
  • "India Connected by Ravi Agrawal — the smartphone revolution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Spotify Will Suspend or Terminate Your Account for Blocking Ads" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding: The lawsuit claims '5G Evolution' branding damages Sprint's legitimate 5G." Engadget 2/8
  • "Why iPad and MacBook Pro drive us nuts [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 282] Cult of Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple, 5G Vs. WiFi, Digital Privacy, Spotify" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Slack, Your Apple ID, and WI-FI Networking and Security" MacVoices 2/8
  • "Still More Data Breach Updates, iPad Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-08" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "Spotify's big audio play and Palm phone review on Vergecast" The Verge 2/8
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 8, 2019" 9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/8