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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, August 21, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices: with more security" ["As with fingerprint recognition, the facial images are securely stored only on the device itself, not in the cloud. History—from Apple's battles with domestic law enforcement over unlocking iPhones to Amazon's insistence that the Alexa doesn't upload anything until it hears its wake word—suggests companies will use this privacy as a selling point."] [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "WSJ: iPhone 8's deep-sensing 3D scanner works in complete darkness" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "More Details on iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Emerge" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Top 10 Smartwatch Manufacturers : Riding the Popularity Wave for these Multidisciplinary Gadgets" [Apple #1 "Coming on the heels of the successful Apple Watch launch in 2015 and with regular upgrades, it is clear that Apple is on top of its game in a way like none other. The secret lies in their product line and design standards. With the introduction of a sequence of smartwatches including Hermes, Nike+ along with series 1 and 2, Apple watches deliver a slew of compelling features as part of their offering."] Technavio 8:24 AM
  • "Your interview starts now: Apple hides engineer job application deep within its website - and congratulates those who can locate it with the message 'Hey there! You found us'" Daily Mail (UK) 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "PSA: Scam Phone Call Claims to Be from 'Apple Support" The Mac Observer 10:03 AM
  • "Sue Allen: Siri's moved on to become a sassy and amusing bot" Stuff: New Zealand 2:44 PM
  • "iPhone 8 emergency mode locks out thieves" Telegraph 8:27 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple fan Jerry Seinfeld joins the dark side" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CNN is ditching its Snapchat Discover magazine in favor of a daily Snapchat news show: CNN hopes millennials want to get their news on Snapchat." Recode 6:42 PM
  • "Android Oreo released by Google" BBC 1:59 PM
  • "It's official: Google's latest mobile OS is named Android 8.0 Oreo" 9to5Google 1:54 PM
  • "Android O is officially called Android Oreo" TechCrunch 1:54 PM
  • "Girls Who Code founder: Men build technologies to 'replace their mothers'" CNNMoney 11:01 AM
  • "Guy falls into a giant sinkhole because he was too busy looking at his phone" Mashable 7:55 AM
  • "Adam Engst, Joe Kissell, Chuck Joiner Live at MacGroup-Detroit's 31st Celebration" MacVoices 9:34 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Bloomberg Consumer Tech Reporter Mark Gurman" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "Podcast: In conversation with Louis Rossetto, Wired-cofounder – Om Malik" Om Malik 1:53 PM
  • "Apple AI expert, Tom Gruber explains Siri's 'humanistic AI' at TED" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Apple's Potential Movie Deal and Ways to Avoid Scam Calls -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-21" The Mac Observer 11:55 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple Watch LTE, Wearables Update, and Fall Preview" Tech.pinions 10:05 AM