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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 27, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show Crimea as part of Russian territory on its apps."  BBC 9:33 AM
  • "Apple alters Maps and Weather to show Crimea as a Russian territory: But the change only applies for people using Apple's apps in Russia" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "Russia Wants To Be Seen As The Owner Of Crimea. Apple Just Recognized Them." BuzzFeed News 3:35 PM
  • "Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia's annexation of Crimea" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Maps, Weather app now shows Crimea as Russian territory: Following months of pressure from Moscow, Apple recently updated its Apple Maps and Weather apps to display Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, inviting swift condemnation from Ukrainian politicians." AppleInsider 6:53 PM
  • "Apple criticized by Ukraine for labeling Crimea as part of Russia" CNET 8:46 PM
  • "Facebook's ex-security boss Alex Stamos slams Apple as 'shameful' for changing its maps to suit a demand from the Russian government" Business Insider 1:46 PM
  • "Downtown Toronto is About to Get a New Apple Store" MacRumors 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Around the World Now Featuring Red Logos for World AIDS Day" MacRumors 2:49 PM
  • "iPhone sales decline in Q3 was 10%, not 2-7%, says Gartner." 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple is Buying Google Ads For 'Tile App' in Preparation For Its 'Tag' Product" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "Apple's 'Shantaram' Series Looking to Tap Into India's Upcoming Production Incentives Scheme (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter 7:55 AM
  • "Police Catch Thieves Who Stole $74K Worth of Apple Devices from Target" iDrop News 2:49 PM
  • "3 NY men charged with stealing almost $74k in Apple products from Dover Target, then trying in Brandywine, Christiana" WDEL Delaware 2:48 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung develops method for self-emissive QLED: Samsung says its new method for making self-emissive quantum dot diodes extended their lifetime to a million hours, opening the way for commercialisation." ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices" Engadget 1:39 PM
  • "U.S. Closes Wireless Collusion Investigation With No Charges: AT&T, Verizon and a trade group agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Manual face tagging is finally in Google Photos, but with a caveat" Android Central 12:19 PM
  • "A former world champion of the game Go says he's retiring because AI is so strong that 'even if I become number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated'" Business Insider 11:52 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up"  NBC News 10:45 AM
  • "Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies" Ars Technica 11:37 AM
  • "Google Stadia members can hand out free three-month passes" Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Lithium-Ion Batteries Are a Literal Trash Fire, and Getting Worse" iFixit 7:50 AM
  • "Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts" Mashable 2:48 PM
  • "Twitter is deleting unused accounts, freeing up loads of usernames" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "This resilient Raspberry Pi cyberdeck is made for the end of the world" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 126: Spring Into Thanksgiving And Black Friday Apps" AppAdvice 7:44 PM
  • "Clockwise #322: I'm More Surprised That I Was Surprised" Six Colors 6:08 PM
  • "MacVoices Gift Guide #5" MacVoices 1:17 PM
  • "Apple's App Behavior, Black Friday Gift Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-27" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 253: Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective" 9to5Mac 11:56 AM
  • "Keeping your Videos on a NAS to watch on Apple TV" The MT Show 7:27 AM