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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, August 7, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "France and Germany Plan Tax Crackdown on U.S. Tech Giants: France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Inc. to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent's own companies."  Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Some employees are rumored to hate the open floor plan at Apple's new $5 billion campus" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "Former Google VP of Engineering switches to iPhone" iTWire 8:46 PM
  • "Apple finally catches up with the rest of the world and joins Instagram" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "Apple joins Instagram to show off iPhone photos (of course)" CNET 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Joins Instagram, Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone" MacStories 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Now Has An Official Instagram Account For Promoting 'Shot On iPhone' Photos" WCCFTech 9:07 PM
  • "Job listings point to new Japanese Apple Store in Kyoto" 9to5Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Is My Smartphone Now a Quran? Apps to help Muslims practice their faith can create new conundrums." Slate 8:12 AM
  • "Hotspot Shield accused of snooping on its users' VPN usage" 9to5Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Good news for CarPlay: digital music is overtaking in-vehicle infotainment" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
  • "Viral YouTube video of plane-to-plane AirDrop bogus, deleted by author" AppleInsider 10:26 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T strikes deal to bring CBS networks, Showtime to DirecTV Now" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Foxconn to build new R&D center in Michigan focused on self-driving &¬†AI" 9to5Mac 8:47 PM
  • "T-Mobile has a killer deal on cell service, but only if you're old" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "'Podcasting patent' is totally dead, appeals court rules: Federal Circuit stands by 2015 ruling that knocked out Personal Audio's patent." Ars Technica 2:41 PM
  • "Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Netflix acquires comics publisher Millarworld" Recode 9:39 AM
  • "Netflix's first ever acquisition is a comic-book publisher" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Borg Designed Computer – Coming to this Universe September 26th 2017" DailyTech 8:36 AM
  • "Oh, great. Robots can now tell when people are being sarcastic" Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Graffiti on stop signs could trick driverless cars into driving dangerously" Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Self-driving cars can be confused by stickers on street signs" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Joy of Tech Co-founder Nitrozac" The Mac Observer 5:36 PM
  • "Apple's 4K Apple TV, Arduino Smart Home Experiments -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-07" The Mac Observer 2:14 PM