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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 8, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's program for independent repair shops requires surprise inspections" Digital Trends 8:28 PM
  • "The 'Get a Mac' campaign was instrumental in shaping Apple's reputation with consumers: In the mid-2000s, Mac sales had dropped, so Apple decided to show people a softer, more human side of the Mac and it paid off big time." iMore 2/7
  • "Apple applies for license to install new GPS testing facility at Apple Park" AppleInsider 2/7
  • "Judge slams 'dumb' FCC in iPhone radiation suit; case moves to trial" Cult of Mac 2/7
  • "Coronavirus: iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to make masks" BBC 2/7
  • "Apple gives developers the ability to distribute custom apps to schools" Cult of Mac 2/7
  • "Apple makes its debate debut" Axios 2/7
Non-Apple News
  • "California's new privacy law is off to a rocky start" TechCrunch 6:03 PM
  • "Motorola Dismisses Razr FoldBot Hinge Test Destruction, Shares Its Own 'Real' Flip Test" HotHardware 4:34 PM
  • "Facebook and Twitter won't delete Trump's deceptively edited Pelosi video" Mashable 10:39 AM
  • "Coronavirus fears put MWC phone event in a tough spot" CNET 7:58 AM
  • "Hackers deface Facebook's official Twitter and Instagram accounts" ZDNet 2/7
  • "New Samsung Galaxy Watch details leak" MSPoweruser 2/7
  • "US appeals court says it won't reconsider reversing the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules" Business Insider 2/7
  • "YouTube Music might finally let you upload your own music library: Google Play Music might close soon afterward." Engadget 2/7
  • "Chrome OS may soon copy 'Hot Corners' from macOS" 9to5Google 2/7
  • "Coronavirus affecting tech firms as outbreak spreads: Some of the world's biggest companies have limited travel and closed stores and offices because of the new disease." CNET 2/7
  • "As coronavirus challenges mount, WHO's reputation is being hijacked for data theft scams: A potential pandemic, an 'infodemic,' and scams are all challenges being faced by the WHO." ZDNet 2/7
  • "Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement: Commercial database that maps movements of millions of cellphones is deployed by immigration and border authorities" [Paid Membership Required] 2/7
  • "Attempt to fold Motorola's Razr 100,000 times doesn't go great" TechCrunch 2/7
  • "The DOJ's antitrust probe into Google is honing in on its third-party advertising business" Business Insider 2/7
  • "Homeland Security reportedly bought phone location data to track people at the border" The Verge 2/7
  • "Report: China's Smartphone Makers Are Building a Google Play Store Competitor" PC Magazine 2/7
  • "You should check your Apple Watch trends now [Cult of Mac Magazine 335] Cult of Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Mythic Quest: Apple TV+'s gaming industry comedy could be the next Silicon Valley/The co-creators and actor F. Murray Abraham talk about the new season, and what could come in Season 2" CNET 7:27 AM
  • "Adam Engst on Smart Assistants, The Effect of Advertising, and Issue #1,500 of TidBITS" MacVoices 2/7
  • "The Dalrymple Report: AirPods Pro, Apple Maps, and Apple News+" The Loop 2/7
  • "Security Friday! – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-07" The Mac Observer 2/7
  • "The new iOS 13.4 beta just leaked ALL SORTS of stuff... Catch the juicy details, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 2/7
  • "Apple Watch outsells all Swiss firms combined, plus a new fight over health records on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 2/7