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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, May 17, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Three big reasons why Americans aren't upgrading their phones: Yes, this has to do with China"  The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019: Once an expensive niche option — and still that way in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the intros in 2018 and 2019, the latest being retroactive upgrades for some Lexus models." AppleInsider 8:19 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon Show Two Faces of India's Quest to Lure Investment" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "How I.M. Pei helped shape Apple — and Steve Jobs' design tastes"  Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Jony Ive's latest product is the Apple Stage, a giant rainbow under which Lady Gaga is about to play: Apple quietly filled its campus with rainbows today" The Verge 9:04 PM
  • "Apple Park Decorated With Rainbow Colors in Celebration of Steve Jobs and Formal Opening of Campus" MacRumors 1:47 PM
  • "Lady Gaga rumored to be performing at Apple Park opening ceremony" 9to5Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and Elizabeth Holmes shared this one 'great talent,' says filmmaker Alex Gibney" Yahoo Finance 11:50 AM
  • "Battle royale games rake in $2 billion on mobile alone" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's rotten trap: How one mother's determination to gain access to her late husband's digital photos to show their daughter how much he loved her resulted in a tortuous three-year legal battle with the tech giant" Daily Mail (UK) 8:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google is tracking your purchases through Gmail: Every time a store sends a confirmation to your Gmail account, Google adds it to your list of purchases." CNET 9:03 PM
  • "The Use of Cash Dwindles Less Than You May Think" Barron's 8:35 PM
  • "AT&T defends location data sales in newly public letter: But the company says it's stopped doing so anyway" The Verge 2:14 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook" Business Insider 1:46 PM
  • "A smartphone company you've never heard rose to fame by being the opposite of Apple and Samsung. Now it looks like that might be starting to change." Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "Huge leak might show us Motorola's foldable Razr in action for the first time" BGR 10:46 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 Leaks Suggest Punch-Hole Selfie Camera and Total Lack of Physical Buttons" MacRumors 10:45 AM
  • "Grumpy cat, the beloved internet celebrity, is dead" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras"  Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "Americans Show Bipartisan Support for Breaking Up Facebook" PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Marzipan, iMessage's Social Media Play, WWDC Spoilers, with Andrew Orr – ACM 512" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: App Store and Portrait vs Landscape video" The Loop 3:45 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: May 17, 2019" 9to5Mac 1:46 PM
  • "Huawei Concerns, Shortcut Inspiration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-17" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of the Many Versions of PDFpen" MacVoices 1:41 PM
  • "Epic disasters: ZombieLoad, WhatsApp, Google 2FA Keys, and Microsoft RDP" Intego Mac Podcast 8:27 AM
  • "Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:22 AM