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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 15, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple keeps iPhone 6S going with 'made in India' campaign" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "Apple highlights iPhone 6s 'made in India' in new marketing campaign" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "Apple invests in tomorrow's coding talent" Computerworld 9:49 AM
  • "5 signs that you need to replace your iPhone: Don't know when to say goodbye to your current iPhone and get a newer one? Maybe we can give you the nudge you need." Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple working with Malala Fund to teach women to code" Apple Must 11:40 AM
  • "Angry Birds and the end of privacy: Seemingly simple mobile games made us all way too comfortable with giving away our personal information."  Vox 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "No, someone hasn't cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript/Medieval scholar: 'Sorry, folks, 'proto-Romance language' is not a thing.'" Ars Technica 6:22 PM
  • "Report details just what Samsung is doing to update the Galaxy Fold" Android Authority 3:21 PM
  • "Facebook, Google, Twitter join forces to fight online extremism" Mashable 3:20 PM
  • "Google's Translatotron is an end-to-end model that mimics human voices" VentureBeat 3:12 PM
  • "Google Recalls Titan Security Key Over a Bluetooth Flaw" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Why Play a Music CD? 'No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms': Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here's why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:13 AM
  • "How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists: The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Facebook is dialling up punishments for users who abuse live video after the Christchurch massacre" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Ajit Pai proposes new rule that would allow carriers to block robocalls" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "U.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "FCC proposes giving phone companies more power to block robocalls: The FCC is trying to crack down on illegal robocalls again." CNET 8:25 AM
  • "Five questions you can use to cut through AI hype: Here's a checklist for assessing the quality and validity of a company's machine-learning product." MIT Technology Review 8:17 AM
  • "Road to Macstock -Rick Cartwright's iOS-Based Video Journey" MacVoices 3:49 PM
  • "#294: More Twists Than a Bag of Pretzels/Alexa Guard, our swag collection habits, thoughts on cities banning authorities from using facial recognition tech, and where we'll stand when mega-corporations rule the future." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:43 PM
  • "Wi-Fi 6, Apple Pay Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-15" The Mac Observer 12:35 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 036: 'Miss Dingus'" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
  • "#1: Custom Keyboards and the iPad Multitasking System" Relay FM: Adapt 11:57 AM
  • "Apple's App Store is great for consumers" The MT Show 10:13 AM
  • "There's a reason Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage: It comes down to messaging protocols" [Podcast] The Verge 10:08 AM