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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 15, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's services are fast becoming a $73b/year business" Apple Must 10:47 AM
  • "FBI reportedly accessed locked iPhone 11 Pro Max with GrayKey third party tool" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "Amazon's head of devices says the smart home is still 'too complicated' — and working with major rivals like Apple and Google is the way to fix it" Business Insider 12:57 PM
  • "Apple and Google Face Lawsuits, Massive Consequences" Market Realist 11:00 AM
  • "Samsung ranks No. 3 in global wireless headset shipments in 2019: data" ["Apple was the dominant force in the TWS market with a 54.4 percent market share after shipping 58.7 million AirPods, its signature TWS headset product, in 2019."] Yonhap 10:46 AM
  • "Report: Apple sold nearly 60 million AirPods in 2019, grabbing 71% of totally wireless headphone revenue" 9to5Mac 4:11 PM
  • "The State of Mobile in 2020: The Key Stats You Need to Know" App Annie 8:28 AM
  • "App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads in 2019, consumer spend of $120 billion" ["Despite the sizable growth in revenues, App Annie also pointed to new models in mobile gaming, like Apple Arcade, which is giving other types of games a chance to thrive. Unfortunately, no third-party firm is able to track Arcade revenues, which will become a glaring blind spot for App Annie in the years ahead."] TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "India Proposes Incentives to Woo Apple, Samsung Suppliers" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "India may offer subsidized loans to win Apple manufacturing" Cult of Mac 7:26 AM
  • "A new bill would force Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services to put 25% of French revenue into funding French cinema" ["...the bill – which targets streaming giants such as Netflix, Disney, Amazon and Apple – will be debated by the French parliament in March and will be enacted if a vote this summer goes its way"] Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "The Unofficial Apple Archive is on a mission to save Apple history and inspire new creators" 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Apple TV+ to premiere three new originals at 2020 SXSW Film Festival" Apple TV+ Press 4:12 PM
  • "Apple lands 'Beastie Boys Story,' produced by Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze" Apple TV+ Press 4:12 PM
  • "Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story' Documentary Lands At Apple TV+, Will Rock On Imax" Deadline 12:57 PM
  • "Apple Buys Rights to Beastie Boys Documentary Directed by Spike Jonze" MacRumors 12:57 PM
  • "Apple TV+ exclusives 'Beastie Boys Story,' 'Central Park,' 'Home,' to debut at SXSW" AppleInsider 5:00 PM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan Sued Over Apple Show 'Servant', Female Director Accuses Him of Stealing Her Work" The Blast 2:17 PM
  • "This guitar made out of 106 iPhones actually works" Cult of Mac 2:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize: Mozilla is heavily dependent on deals with search engines." Ars Technica 9:18 PM
  • "Bose to shutter 119 stores across Australia, North America, Europe, and Japan: The headphone maker says most of its sales come via online, anyway." ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Google is finally killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used anyhow: Extensions will still be supported, though" The Verge 9:25 PM
  • "Google gives Chrome OS Apps a shutdown date" Ars Technica 7:00 PM
  • "T-Mobile/Sprint urge court for deal approval, states warn of price hikes" Reuters 4:08 PM
  • "Fitbit releases blood oxygen monitoring before Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Twitter's Jack Dorsey on edit button: 'We'll probably never do it'" The Verge 7:23 AM
  • "Critical bugs in WordPress plugins InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule expose 320,000 websites to attack" ZDNet 7:14 AM
  • "Foldable phone screens could use diamond glass, says Gorilla Glass rival: Bendable glass is the missing ingredient in today's foldable phones. But what if bendable screens were made from one of the hardest materials on Earth?" CNET 7:08 AM
  • "5G Infrastructure, 5G in iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-15" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "#329: Forgetting as a Service/Our best security practices, the services we'd still like to see from tech companies, thoughts on Twitter's experimental reply system, and the last apps we fell in love with." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:02 PM