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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 11, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans: Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time, American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone." Apple 11:09 AM
  • "Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Apple makes mobile health records a reality for US veterans" Apple Must 11:27 AM
  • "Apple will let military veterans access their health records on the iPhone" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "How did Apple's AirPods go from mockery to millennial status symbol? Back in 2016, Apple's wireless earbuds were ridiculed by the tech industry. Now, thousands of memes later, the tables have turned"  The Guardian 8:07 AM
  • "YouTube beats Apple, Netflix as the most trusted brand by millennials" Digital Trends 3:15 PM
  • "Google and Apple under fire for hosting Saudi app for tracking women" Android Police 2:59 PM
  • "Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action: Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies." AppleInsider 7:53 PM
  • "Apple sued because two-factor authentication is inconvenient: 2FA suit likely to win SFA" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "A giant coalition of companies including Amazon and Apple urges Congress to save 'Dreamer' immigrants"  CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook joins other CEOs in urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform" MacRumors 9:22 AM
  • "US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017" TechCrunch 3:26 PM
  • "Average U.S. iPhone User Spent $79 on Apps Last Year" MacRumors 6:03 PM
  • "Steve Jobs opera triumphs with classical music Grammy" Cult of Mac 11:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "US government warns allies about Huawei again: The US has told Hungary that America finds it 'more difficult' to partner with nations that have Huawei equipment deployed." ZDNet 7:52 PM
  • "A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant: Doctors competed against A.I. computers to recognize illnesses on magnetic resonance images of a human brain during a competition in Beijing last year. The human doctors lost." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung teases upcoming foldable Galaxy phone announcement in new video" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung teases foldable phone news during Galaxy S10 event" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "South Korea's Supreme Court vacates 2009 antitrust fine imposed on Qualcomm by the Korea Fair Trade Commission: unrelated to 2016 ruling" Foss Patents 8:25 AM
  • "Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Google Pixel Watch may be coming out this year" phoneArena 8:31 AM
  • "Google's stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits" The Register 7:24 AM
  • "Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748" The Mac Observer 7:38 PM
  • "MacVoices #19080: Markus Müller-Simhofer Introduces Mindmapping Application MindNode" MacVoices 5:55 PM
  • "#232: De-emphasis on Trees/It's been reported that the iPad's home screen will be evolving in 2019, but what form will that evolution take? Myke and Jason make a wish list, and also discuss Angela Ahrendts's departure from Apple Retail, Spotify's investment in podcasting, and Apple and Disney's latest streaming-media moves." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:59 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 023: 'In Rambo sight'" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Welcome to Techathlon: The most fun technology podcast ever created" Popular Science 2:18 PM
  • "Veterans Health Records; Podcast Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-11" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Mint Mobile's $20 data plan sounds too good to be true — here's why it's not" [Interview with Mint Mobile's SVP of Marketing] Android Central 11:37 AM