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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, September 14, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Apple Stores open in Louisville and The Woodlands: green walls, mirrored facade, more" 9to5Mac 2:46 PM
  • "Apple's internal 'Overton' AI tool helps with Siri's development: Apple has offered details of an internal development tool titled 'Overton,' a system for monitoring and improving machine learning applications such as how Siri determines results for queries, by handling the lower-level tasks and allowing engineers to focus more on higher-level concepts." AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Congress Is Investigating Apple's Repair Monopoly: Part of the antitrust investigation centers on 'Apple's restrictions on third-party repairs.'" Vice 9/13
  • "Congress Is Investigating Apple's Stranglehold on Repair, and They Want Tim Cook's Emails" iFixit 9/13
  • "Apple's app store eyed in U.S. Congress antitrust probe" Reuters 9/13
  • "House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms: A House committee investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google over possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the four companies detailed requests for documents, emails and other communications."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13
  • "Lawmakers Demand Records from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13
  • "House Committee Requests Tech Executives' Emails in Antitrust Probe: Bipartisan lawmakers seek information from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple" ["Apple was asked for executives' emails about its App Store, including search results, and its decisions regarding the apps it provides to consumers by default."] [Paid Membership Required] 9/13
  • "U.S. House Committee Asks Apple to Send Info About App Store Policies and More as Part of Antitrust Investigation" MacRumors 9/13
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple's board of directors"  TechCrunch 9/13
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board"  Reuters 9/13
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board" The Verge 9/13
  • "Why Apple's Sinking in the World's Biggest Mobile Market—Data Sheet" Fortune 9/13
  • "Apple offered J.J. Abrams up to $500 million for exclusive Apple TV+ content, he turned them down" iDownload Blog 9/13
  • "Why J.J. Abrams spurned a $500 million Apple TV+ deal" Cult of Mac 9/13
  • "Apple details Overton AI development tool, whose models have processed 'billions' of queries" VentureBeat 9/13
  • "Microsoft, Apple Join Hollywood Open Source Coalition" Variety 9/13
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Highlights Huawei's Critical Market Lead" Forbes 9/13
  • "iOS 13 flaw exposes all your contacts data on iPhone" Cult of Mac 9/13
  • "Apple introduces a 'grace period' for lapsed App Store subscriptions" TechCrunch 9/13
  • "Apple's revised policy for kids' apps allows devs to collect anonymized data and display ads" The Next Web 9/13
  • "Apple's second store in Mexico opening in Polanco district on September 27" 9to5Mac 9/13
  • "Apple Arcade exclusive means not on Android, consoles are fair game" 9to5Mac 9/13
  • "iPhone 11 Pro — It's tough out there — Apple" YouTube 9/13
  • "iPhone 11 Pro — Triple-camera system — Apple" YouTube 9/13
  • "Bill Gates reveals the one thing his tech 'rival,' the late Steve Jobs, was always better at — enthralling an audience" Business Insider 9/13
  • "Samsung Ad Encourages iPhone Users to Switch to the Galaxy Note10 and 'Fall in Love' With Bokeh Video" MacRumors 9/13
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface: Just why (or when) isn't clear." Engadget 8:19 PM
  • "SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years: Simjacker theoretically affects most phones." Engadget 6:33 PM
  • "Amazon's 'Undone' takes rotoscope animation to new heights: It's also one of the best sci-fi TV shows in years." Engadget 10:10 AM
  • "The hobbyists competing to make AI human" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Here's a first proper look at the Google Pixel 4 camera features" Android Authority 9/13
  • "The Entirety of YouTube Could Fit on a Teaspoon: DNA data storage is about to get wild." Popular Mechanics 9/13
  • "Attackers actively exploiting 'Simjacker' flaw to steal device data and spy on individuals" The Next Web 9/13
  • "Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried" The Verge 9/13
  • "Google: We've changed search rankings to reward 'original news reporting'" ZDNet 9/13
  • "Google to remind staff they can complain about work" BBC 9/13
  • "Techmeme Ride Home, iPhone Event Debrief with John Voorhees of MacStories" MacStories 8:46 PM
  • "Jared's Great Video Game Garage Sale – The TouchArcade Show #415" Touch Arcade 9/13
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A look at the Apple event" The Loop 9/13
  • "iPhone Order Fever, Accessory Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-13" The Mac Observer 9/13
  • "New Apple Product Discussion with David Ginsburg" MacVoices 9/13
  • "Hear The Verge's first impressions of the iPhone 11: Listen to the iPhone pros" The Verge 9/13
  • "Choosing iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 9/13
  • "The wild tech buried in iPhone 11 Pro, and why an October Apple hardware is likely on the way, on The CultCastCult of Mac 9/13
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Unpacking Apple's Big iPhone Launch Event" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13