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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, April 15, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'Basically playing favorites': Apple News+ gets off to a rocky start for some publishers" ["Five participating publishers Digiday spoke to detailed a series of early headaches, including struggles with Apple News+ article formatting, confusion about user experience and design, worries about jeopardizing big digital ad campaigns, and a gripe that Apple is favoring large publishers at the expense of smaller ones."]  Digiday 8:27 AM
  • "Apple News+ experience reportedly disappoints some early publishers" VentureBeat 8:50 AM
  • "Some publishers claim Apple 'playing favorites' with Apple News+" AppleInsider 5:44 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Officially Leaving Apple Today"  MacRumors 1:34 PM
  • "Construction reportedly abandoned on Apple's Danish data center site" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Even Apple can't save America's dying malls" Cult of Mac 2:20 PM
  • "Apple Hires Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries" Variety 1:48 PM
  • "Apple hires former A+E executive to serve as head of documentaries for Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's new documentary chief is a producer from 'Jesus Camp': Molly Thompson will oversee Apple TV+ non-fiction efforts." Engadget 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch fall detection sent help to an 80-year-old woman" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Amazon workers reportedly listen to what you tell Alexa — here's how Apple and Google handle what you say to their voice assistants" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Terry Gou to step back from 'front line' at iPhone assembler Foxconn as it expands into India, AI" South China Morning Post 7:45 AM
  • "Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Plans to Step Back, Confirms iPhone Production Will Begin in India" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "Tech groups told to stop nudging children into using apps" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Spotted: Tim Cook parties at Coachella" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Powerbeats Pro 'Unleashed' spot highlights sporting potential of wireless earphones" AppleInsider 1:46 PM
  • "Shot on iPhone XS — The Reef, Maldives — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to travel — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to make music — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to make a video — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to start your business — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro – Life On iPad – Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to plan your wedding — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners: A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 5:03 PM
  • "iPads in lieu of weathervanes as farmers seek climate tech edge" The Star: Malaysia 9:14 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hulu spends $1.43 billion to buy back AT&T stake, values streaming service at $15 billion" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Law Enforcement Increasingly Rely On Google Maps Timeline Data To Catch Crooks" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects" AppleInsider 3:35 PM
  • "Microsoft could take on Apple's AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds" The Verge 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft to Take on AirPods with Surface Buds" Thurrott 9:46 AM
  • "Programming languages: Python developers now outnumber Java ones/Python has attracted two million new developers over the past year." ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "Spotify takes a hit after report says Amazon is exploring a free music service" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook will stop rule breakers live streaming after the Christchurch massacre, but is set to resist bigger changes" Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Jack Ma defends the 'blessing' of a 12-hour working day: The Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue for a 9am to 9pm working day, and a six-day week." BBC 7:35 AM
  • "EU approves tougher EU copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Consumers Want to Cut Through the Hype About 5G" PC Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Technical Jounalist Lance Ulanoff" The Mac Observer 5:04 PM
  • "#241: The Tweaky Features/Disney finally unveils its streaming service at a price that makes us wonder just what game Apple thinks it's playing; we get a sneak peek at some possible new iPad features for iOS 13; and Jason and Myke ponder the major changes due for the Mac this fall with the departure of iTunes and the arrival of Marzipan." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:35 PM
  • "Update on App Camp For Girls, and Registration is Open!" MacVoices 1:12 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: April 15, 2019 — iOS 13 features and details" 9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "#478: Journaling with Day One/Journaling can be an excellent way to collect your thoughts and reflect on the events of the day, and Day One makes it easy to do so with your Mac, iPhone, iPad and more." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 9:32 AM
  • "Cashless Stores, Mozilla's Privacy Push – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-15" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "Migration Is (Not Only) For The Birds – Mac Geek Gab 757" The Mac Observer 7:31 AM
  • "Hey Siri, the New AirPods are here!" The MT Show 7:29 AM