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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 14, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "As Apple plots to drop iPhone ports, Europe plans law to give all phones same charger: European lawmakers consider legislation that could be irrelevant by the time it arrives." ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone owners are making use of iOS 13"s location privacy features: In one survey of location data, 80 percent of users had stopped all background tracking across their devices within six weeks of installing iOS 13." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Popular 3D Printing Youtuber alerted to tachycardia by Apple Watch: Thankfully, it turned out to be nothing serious!" iMore 10:39 AM
  • "'Little America' Co-Creator Lee Eisenberg Sets Apple Overall Deal" ["Under the terms of the deal, Eisenberg will launch a new banner, Piece of Work Entertainment, and create television and digital media projects exclusively for Apple TV Plus. He has brought on Natalie Sandy as vice president of development for the company. Sandy was a producer on the first season of 'Little America.'"] Variety 2:54 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google acquires AppSheet, a no-code app development platform: Google expects to integrate AppSheet's ability to power workplace applications into Google Cloud's focus on key verticals." ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Amazon Starts Sending Invites For Echo Frame Alexa Smart Glasses" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Apple's former retail chief says Amazon has a 'tough' decade ahead because rivals like Walmart and Target are growing faster" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "7 things your Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can't: Amazon's Alexa can guard your house, let you create customized skills and many more things other voice assistants can't." CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Get Ready for More Phones With No Buttons: As we inch closer to phones with all-screen designs, physical buttons are on the chopping block." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Google says new AI models allow for 'nearly instantaneous' weather forecasts: An increasingly important tool in a world shaped by climate change" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Reality Converter App, Online Scam Avoidance – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-14" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "Smart home devices are getting more affordable and simpler" The MT Show 1:26 PM
  • "iMore show 687: Diaper Cam/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 11:03 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 145 – Shortcuts Utility Apps" MacStories 7:56 AM