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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A brief tour of Apple Park's Visitor Center, opening Nov. 17"  iMore 7:38 AM
  • "Apple under investigation in patent dispute on multiple devices" CNET 9:56 AM
  • "Apple under investigation for patent infringement" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Seizes Lead in Wearables Market as Fitbit Falters" 24/7 Wall St. 8:46 AM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers" PC Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "GymKit launches today in Australia, automatically sync workout data between Apple Watch and gym equipment" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "15 Mac-tastic Gifts for People Who Worship All Things Apple" Wired 8:15 AM
  • "Can smartphones die in the bitter cold? Some of Apple's iPhone X's didn't work immediately when the temperature dropped. Sounds alarming, right? Apple's promise of a software update to its latest phone, to fix a problem reported by some users that they don't respond when suddenly exposed to frigid weather, raises the question of whether these increasingly sophisticated devices are rugged enough for extreme temperatures. It turns out most major manufacturers, including Apple, suggest their devices work best in the climate our bodies also prefer - and when it gets frigid, to turn the phone off (and head inside)."  MCT 3:47 PM
  • "Tim Cook tweets congratulations to Australia but uses NZ flag" CNET 8:46 AM
  • "Shot on an iPhone, Steven Soderbergh's 'Unsane' is set for a 2018 release" Digital Trends 3:32 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: These are 2 essential ingredients for success" CNBC 10:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "BlueBorne Exploit Could Have Exposed 20 Million Amazon Echo And Google Home Devices To Bluetooth Attacks" HotHardware 5:04 PM
  • "Google Fiber now sells $55-per-month gigabit Internet (in one city): $55 gigabit available in San Antonio while people in other cities pay $70." Ars Technica 4:56 PM
  • "EA haters started a campaign to stop parents from buying 'Star Wars Battlefront II'" Mashable 2:32 PM
  • "YouTube videos of children are plagued by sexual comments" The Verge 2:01 PM
  • "Google: There are 1.9 billion usernames and passwords on the black market" V3 9:51 AM
  • "Samsung will reportedly release not two, but three new all-screen Galaxy S9 models" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Google Drive is down across the U.S." Mashable 3:37 PM
  • "Just Google It: A Short History of a Newfound Verb" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Amazon reportedly cancels plans for 'skinny bundle' TV service, echoing Apple's rumored TV attempts" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Wearable Market Breakdown, Harry Potter AR, iPhone X Camera -ACM 437" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "#215: Exactly What A Spy Would Say/Face ID spoofing, Facebook wants your nude pictures, whether we'd leave Twitter, and what we'd like to see Apple change for the iPhone X." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:32 PM
  • "Macworld's December digital magazine: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus reviewed" Macworld 1:34 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 31 – What Makes an App Sticky?" MacStories 9:51 AM
  • "#168: My Bedroom Has Become a Museum/Control Center is broken, Myke is broken and Spotify is broken." Relay FM 8:21 AM