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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, May 19, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "After Tulane graduation speech, Apple's Tim Cook visits Ellis Marsalis Music Center bearing gifts" New Orleans Advocate 9:28 AM
  • "Tim Cook visits Ellis Marsalis Music Center in New Orleans " 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Photos: Apple holds Apple Park opening ceromony" 9to5Mac 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert" AppleInsider 5/18
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook urges college grads to 'push back' against algorithms that promote the 'things you already know, believe, or like'" Business Insider 5/18
  • "Tim Cook talks climate change at Tulane commencement" 9to5Mac 5/18
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2019: 'My generation has failed you'" CNBC 5/18
  • "7 ways the Apple Watch got this out-of-shape mom of two to finally prioritize herself" Today's Parent 5/18
  • "T-Mobile 'crazy in love' promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone" AppleInsider 5/18
  • "Three big reasons why Americans aren't upgrading their phones: Yes, this has to do with China"  The Verge 5/17
  • "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 5/17
  • "Apple, Amazon Show Two Faces of India's Quest to Lure Investment" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/17
  • "Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories" AppleInsider 5/17
  • "How I.M. Pei helped shape Apple — and Steve Jobs' design tastes"  Cult of Mac 5/17
  • "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 5/17
  • "Apple Park Decorated With Rainbow Colors in Celebration of Steve Jobs and Formal Opening of Campus" MacRumors 5/17
  • "Lady Gaga rumored to be performing at Apple Park opening ceremony" 9to5Mac 5/17
  • "Steve Jobs and Elizabeth Holmes shared this one 'great talent,' says filmmaker Alex Gibney" Yahoo Finance 5/17
  • "Battle royale games rake in $2 billion on mobile alone" Cult of Mac 5/17
  • "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) 5/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Hackers turn tables on account hijackers by stealing forum data" Engadget 6:43 PM
  • "Creators of WhatsApp attack software face lawsuit from Amnesty International" Digital Trends 6:16 PM
  • "Report: Google breaks up with Huawei, blocking it from Android apps and services" The Next Web 9:47 PM
  • "Google limits Huawei's access to Android code" Axios 6:21 PM
  • "Huawei has immediately lost access to Android and Google" Android Authority 2:49 PM
  • "Report: Google ceases business w/ Huawei, pulls Play Store" 9to5Google 1:45 PM
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source" Reuters 12:46 PM
  • "Bluetooth's Complexity Has Become a Security Risk" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Why some of the world's top cybersecurity hackers are being paid millions to use their powers for good" CNBC 5/18
  • "AT&T Faces Backlash Over Selling Customer Location Data But Claims It Acted Legally" HotHardware 5/18
  • "Can More Affordable Pixel Resurrect Google's Smartphone Dream?" TechShout 5/18
  • "Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google's commitment to privacy" Digital Trends 5/18
  • "This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born" Engadget 5/18
  • "At least 186 EU ISPs use deep-packet inspection to shape traffic, break net neutrality" ["Earlier this week, this group -- made up of 45 entities from 15 countries -- has sent an open letter to EU authorities expressing concerns about European ISPs breaking net neutrality rules, and local regulators ignoring their actions."] ZDNet 5/18
  • "The Use of Cash Dwindles Less Than You May Think" Barron's 5/17
  • "AT&T defends location data sales in newly public letter: But the company says it's stopped doing so anyway" The Verge 5/17
  • "Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook" Business Insider 5/17
  • "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 5/17
  • "Huge leak might show us Motorola's foldable Razr in action for the first time" BGR 5/17
  • "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 5/17
  • "Google Pixel 4 Leaks Suggest Punch-Hole Selfie Camera and Total Lack of Physical Buttons" MacRumors 5/17
  • "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 5/17
  • "Americans Show Bipartisan Support for Breaking Up Facebook" PC Magazine 5/17
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 147: A Faster Bumper Car" Above Avalon 12:45 PM
  • "iMore show 657: Yoga Pants For Your Wrist" iMore 5/18
  • "U.S. iPhone growth lags: How slow can it go? [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 297] Cult of Mac 5/18
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 225: iOS 12.3 release, Apple Pay stickers, iPhone XR 2 rumors" 9to5Mac 5/18
  • "Marzipan, iMessage's Social Media Play, WWDC Spoilers, with Andrew Orr – ACM 512" The Mac Observer 5/17
  • "The Dalrymple Report: App Store and Portrait vs Landscape video" The Loop 5/17
  • "9to5Mac Daily: May 17, 2019" 9to5Mac 5/17
  • "Huawei Concerns, Shortcut Inspiration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-17" The Mac Observer 5/17
  • "Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of the Many Versions of PDFpen" MacVoices 5/17
  • "Epic disasters: ZombieLoad, WhatsApp, Google 2FA Keys, and Microsoft RDP" Intego Mac Podcast 5/17
  • "Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 5/17