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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 8, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "$73K in Apple products stolen from Target, iPad thief chased by 71-year-old on the Apple Crime Blotter" AppleInsider 12:39 PM
  • "IKEA delays HomeKit for smart blinds until 2020" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Park holding special 'Neighborhood Open House' with Toys for Tots drive in California" 9to5Mac 12/7
  • "FeganScott Law Firm Confirms PhoneGate: New FCC-Accredited Lab Results Show Apple and Samsung Smartphone RF Radiation Levels Exceed Federal Limit"  Business Wire 12/6
  • "Law Firm Sues Apple and Samsung, Claiming Phones Exceed Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels" MacRumors 12/6
  • "Apple TV+ Content No Longer Playing in Dolby Vision HDR for Apple TV 4K Owners" MacRumors 12/6
  • "Apple Goes Greener By Purchasing The First-Ever Carbon-Free Aluminum" UberGizmo 12/6
  • "Apple Watch saves Palm Beach County man's life" WPBF 25 News 12/6
  • "Apple Watch's EKG tech may have saved yet another life" Cult of Mac 12/6
  • "Apple Holding Apple Park Open House for Cupertino Residents, Collecting Toys for Kids" MacRumors 12/6
  • "Doctors discovers huge spike in head injuries after release of iPhone and Pokemon Go" Metro UK 12/6
  • "Steve Jobs-signed floppy auctioned off $84,115 - 11 times its expected price" iDownload Blog 12/6
  • "'Dickinson' Season 2 Adds Finn Jones, Pico Alexander" Variety 12/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Glass Explorer Edition Set to Retire in 2020" PC Magazine 8:21 PM
  • "Bernie Sanders vows to break up huge ISPs and regulate broadband prices: Sanders would regulate broadband as utility and spend $150 billion on networks." Ars Technica 12/7
  • "BlackBerry wins German patent injunctions against Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over four (most likely invalid!) software patents" Foss Patents 12/7
  • "Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass: It's rolling out a final update for the wearable." Engadget 12/7
  • "Amazon to open new office in Manhattan in 2021" Reuters 12/6
  • "State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court" Associated Press 12/6
  • "Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right: The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/6
  • "Bernie Sanders: We Need to Break Up Broadband Monopolies/'With no incentive to innovate or invest, these conglomerates charge sky-high internet prices to reap profits from consumers,' the Democratic Presidential candidate said in unveiling his 'high-speed internet access for all plan' on Friday." PC Magazine 12/6
  • "Adobe buys VR creative tool Oculus Medium" ZDNet 12/6
  • "Sundar Pichai: Alphabet's cautious new helmsman" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/6
  • "MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera" Engadget 12/6
  • "Why kids don't trust Alexa: We tend to think of children as blindly trusting of whatever information comes their way. They're not." MIT Technology Review 12/6
  • "If You Have An Amazon Echo Or Google Home, The FBI Has Some Urgent Advice For You: You might have to do a little work with your Internet Of Things devices to stay secure." Inc. 12/6
  • "Why You Should Wait Until 2021 to Buy a 5G PC: Qualcomm-powered 5G PCs will go on sale early next year, likely at very low prices. Intel 5G laptops won't happen until much later, but they could be worth the wait." PC Magazine 12/6
  • "New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage" ZDNet 12/6
  • "Ted Landau on Home Theater Building and The State of the Mac" MacVoices 12/6
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 254: Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future" 9to5Mac 12/6
  • "Premier League Streaming, TMO Gift Guides – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-06" The Mac Observer 12/6
  • "Twitter Trickery, Charging Insecurity, Cryptocurrency Malware, and More" Intego Mac Podcast 12/6
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Billie Eilish, Activation Lock, and MacBook Pro" The Loop 12/6
  • "Big change coming to MacBook Pro and we reveal our Gear of the Year, on The CultCastCult of Mac 12/6
  • "iPhone 5G rumors, Touch ID, Apple's butterfly keyboard suit on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 12/6