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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 9, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Utah company claims iPhone radiation levels are at twice the legal limit" ["Apple, in response, points to its assertion disputing similar claims against previous iPhone models that its phones are rigorously tested and meet required RF limits."] Deseret News 8:10 PM
  • "Apple's program for independent repair shops requires surprise inspections" Digital Trends 2/8
  • "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
  • "Samsung just revealed a new foldable smartphone during the Oscars — here's what we can tell about it from the short ad" Business Insider 9:01 PM
  • "Amazon pulls out of MWC 2020, citing coronavirus concerns" CNET 8:16 PM
  • "California's new privacy law is off to a rocky start" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Motorola Disputes Razr Durability Concerns" PC Magazine 3:46 PM
  • "Motorola Dismisses Razr FoldBot Hinge Test Destruction, Shares Its Own 'Real' Flip Test" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Facebook and Twitter won't delete Trump's deceptively edited Pelosi video" Mashable 2/8
  • "Coronavirus fears put MWC phone event in a tough spot" CNET 2/8
  • "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
  • "#522: iCloud Family Sharing/Family Sharing means that up to six people can share purchases, media and other Apple services. This week, David and Stephen walk through the features, how to set it up and the possible pitfalls of this Apple service." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 9:53 PM
  • "iMore Show 691: The Future is Now" iMore 3:51 PM
  • "You should check your Apple Watch trends now [Cult of Mac Magazine 335] Cult of Mac 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "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