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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, June 4, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Inside Apple's Earthquake-Ready Headquarters: The circular building housing Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley is so big, it's nearly a mile in circumference. So it's hard to fathom that it is not actually attached to the ground. The spaceship, as the building is often called, is a mammoth example of a technology that reduces earthquake shaking by as much as five times."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:27 AM
  • "Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99" AppleInsider 11:04 AM
  • "Some developers suing Apple over 'profit-killing' fees" iDownload Blog 11:05 AM
  • "Developers sue Apple over App Store practices" Reuters 11:27 AM
  • "Apple sued by iOS developers over App Store fees" CNET 12:43 PM
  • "Apple is getting sued by developers who say the App Store is a monopoly" The Verge 3:02 PM
  • "Apple Quietly Reinstates Rival Wellness Apps on iOS: After the U.S. House of Representatives informed Apple that it was under investigation, the firm quietly reinstated banned wellness apps for iOS. That's no coincidence."  Thurrott 7:16 AM
  • "Apple backtracks massively, allowing apps to use a technology it called 'highly invasive' just weeks ago" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "GOP senator asks Apple to offer 'Do Not Track' option for customers" The Hill 11:03 AM
  • "Missouri senator asks Apple to offer full 'Do Not Track' option for iPhone & iPad apps" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "Apple is now restricting Chinese language podcasts in China" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Grand opening of Taiwan's second Apple Store set for June 15th" 9to5Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Music, App Store, and Mac App Store Suffering Limited Outages Following iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Betas" MacRumors 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's services disrupted for some" BBC 10:34 AM
  • "T-Mobile Leads for Customer Value While Verizon Scores High Marks for Network Quality, ACSI Data Show" ["Following a 1% jump, Samsung moves into a first-place tie with Apple at 81 despite smartphone sales dropping for both companies. Apple iPhone sales are down 17% for the first quarter, a potential issue for Apple as ACSI data show the company's value is lacking compared to other manufacturers. ... Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone SE all score 83."] ASCII 10:27 AM
  • "T-Mobile Leads for Customer Value While Verizon Scores High Marks for Network Quality, ACSI Data Show: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Is America's Favorite Smartphone" Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "Fraud ring stole $19M worth of iPhones, other hardware from stores across the US: Using fake IDs, an organized group of thieves posed as customers buying new phones and spreading the cost out over long-term contracts. The group operated for at least seven years before being caught." AppleInsider 7:28 PM
  • "Apple Design Awards celebrate best-in-class design for apps and games" Apple 10:27 AM
  • "Apple announces its 2019 Design Award winners" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "WWDC 2019: 'Ordia,' 'Asphalt 9: Legends,' 'Thumper' Among 2019 Apple Design Awards Winners" Touch Arcade 7:26 AM
  • "Watch the keynote" Apple 7:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei Chairman Willing To Sign A 'No-Spy' Deal With The United States" NPR 12:41 PM
  • "The Internet of Things enables a floating city of pleasure... and a vision of hell: Carnival has equipped three of its massive cruise ships with a slew of wireless technologies aimed at elevating the passenger experience." ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "US antitrust enforcement is coming back from the dead: What this weekend's announcements mean for Big Tech" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "WWDC Day Two – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-04" The Mac Observer 8:18 PM
  • "Mac Pro: You Want It? You Got It! – Mac Geek Gab 764" The Mac Observer 2:59 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 626: WWDC Hangover/On this episode of First Ring Daily, Apple announced a lot of things, 7cx is apparently a thing, and we are headed out the door again." Thurrott 11:45 AM
  • "Dialog Season 1, Episode 2: A Conversation with John Gruber" MacStories 9:27 AM
  • "In this episode of FCPRadio TV Live we talk all about the just announced Mac Pro" FCPRadio 9:00 AM
  • "WWDC Day One Coverage – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-03" The Mac Observer 6:59 AM