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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 10, 2019


  • "Upgrade rate slows by 33 percent as we hold onto our iPhones ever longer" Cult of Mac 12:27 PM
  • "Should you be scared of your laptop's webcam? Pretty much every laptop – and for that matter, tablet and smartphone – has at least one camera fitted that's pointing at how all the time. But how worried should we be about eyes on us? Can the nefariously-minded switch them on to spy on us?" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "MediaPad M5 Lite vs. iPad: Why Huawei Almost Beats Apple" LAPTOP Magazine 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code" Daring Fireball 2/9
  • "Comment: Apple is taking its in-store iPhone push too far by promoting upgrades instead of repairs" 9to5Mac 2/9
  • "Apple's iTunes U and iBooks Author are suffering from software rot"  9to5Mac 2/9
  • "What is the Radix?" Rixstep 2/9
  • "iPhone upgrade cycle reaches all-time high, alarming for Apple" Pocketnow 2/9
  • "Apple is dealing with another privacy mess" Axios 2/8
  • "What If Apple Made Hi-End Siri-Enabled Smart Headphones?" Yanko Design 2/8
  • "Rumor: Apple will stick with the same prices for its 2019 iPhone lineup" BGR 2/8
  • "iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst says: One of Apple's greater revenue threats is the increasing likelihood that iPhone owners will hold onto old models rather than spend ever-higher amounts on upgrades, according to a new analyst memo." AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Conspiracy Theories About the Departure of Apple's Angela Ahrendts" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Apple's crippled bug bounty program makes us all less safe online" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Opinion: Apple's new retail head needs to fix the biggest problem with Apple Stores"  9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Apple 'won't have a model' in China in five to ten years, Ian Bremmer predicts"  CNN 2/8
  • "Sometimes it's the small things" Dr. Drang 2/8
  • "Apple's bug bounties need to get with the program: After a couple high profile security flaws, Apple needs to take a hard look at its bug bounty program."  Macworld 2/8
  • "Good enough 5G fixed-wireless broadband could change everything: Fixed-line broadband will always be better, but it might be to 5G what Betamax was to VHS." ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "Best Chromebook 2019 — A Surprise: Google Pixelbook Vs. Pixel Slate (Review)" Forbes 2:38 PM
  • "Review: 'Zucked' examines Facebook's unchecked power and 'catastrophic' results for us all" GeekWire 12:10 PM
  • "Prepare students for a future of artificial intelligence" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:27 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T review: Trivial changes hamper a great phone" Engadget 10:27 AM
  • "Facebook sucks for privacy, but how good are advertisers at targeting me?" The Next Web 7:42 AM
  • "Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software?" Slashdot 7:41 AM
  • "Are Jeff Bezos' privacy invasion claims against National Enquirer hypocritical?" FOX News Video 7:38 AM
  • "We asked, you told us: Most of you don't use third-party email apps" Android Authority 2/9
  • "Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear: Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I'm sick of them." Android Central 2/9
  • "Facial recognition tech sucks, but it's inevitable" The Next Web 2/9
  • "How WIRED Covered Facebook These Past 15 Years" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/9
  • "Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business: Spotify began a buying spree in an apparent bid to dominate podcasting. Here's what it knows that others don't." Computerworld 2/9
  • "Calling people 'users' is unethical and outdated" The Next Web 2/9