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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 8, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Woz Slams The iPhone X, Confirms Google Is Taking Advantage Of Consumers" ["'I think what I would want is Touch ID on the back. I'd want that more than anything. Face ID slows down my Apple Pay, and it fails enough times I have to keep typing the password' 'I have friends who actually turned off Face ID and turned passwords on to make their phone simple to use'. ... Despite his criticism of the iPhone X, Woz claims that Apple's treatment of its customers is different than the other tech giants: 'Of the unicorns, Apple is the one that makes its money off of good products'"]  Channelnews Australia 7:35 AM
  • "Woz says Steve Jobs was like Donald Trump" CNET 2:56 PM
  • "Apple claims it can gather data without violating the privacy of its users" Digital Trends 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's HomeKit security blunder exposes the risk of smart homes" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "HomeKit vulnerability allows unauthorized access to accessories, a fix is already in place" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Shares 'Turi Create' Machine Learning Framework on Github" MacRumors 4:50 PM
  • "Apple updates Leadership page to reflect Bruce Sewell's retirement, departure of diversity chief Denise Young Smith" 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Bitcoin just hit its iPhone moment" Apple Must 9:39 AM
  • "Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring Gwen Stefani" AppleInsider 9:21 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs channels Ronald Reagan for DACA" Apple 3.0 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint offers customers $100 for the holidays, but not in cash — in PokéCoins" Digital Trends 2:58 PM
  • "Amazon's new cloud-based IDE could shake up the industry" Mashable 1:11 PM
  • "Lynda Carter stars in amusing PSA to save single-player games" CNET 9:38 AM
  • "More price hikes could be coming to Sprint" BGR 7:56 AM
  • "YouTuber nearly dies after cementing a microwave on his head" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "FCC backtracks on helping with neutrality fraud investigation: Eager to cut ISP regulation, the agency shows concern for privacy of comment forgers" The Register 6:23 PM
  • "FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud" Gizmodo 4:50 PM
  • "Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill" Gizmodo 4:48 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Protests to Ramp Up Before FCC Vote" 24/7 Wall St. 7:59 AM
  • "Net neutrality supporters take protest to Verizon stores" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Getting Over 'Getting Over It' - The TouchArcade Show #333" Touch Arcade 9:21 PM
  • "Is Apple bringing back the iPhone with a metal back? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 113)" CNET 4:47 PM
  • "The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #3" MacVoices 2:46 PM
  • "HomeKit Zero Day Exploit, the iPad Computer Debate -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-08" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "Siri: The journey to consolidation/Cesar Delgado joins Mick Hollison to discuss how Apple is using its big data stack and expertise to solve non-data problems." [Video] O'Reilly 7:54 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks AirPods, 2018 iPhones, iOS 11.2, and STEM education with MakeCrate" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "Why does net neutrality matter? Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, defends the endangered regulatory policy on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7:46 AM