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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 10, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple gets into the holiday spirit w/ Beer Bash concert featuring Gwen Stefani" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "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 12/8
  • "Woz says Steve Jobs was like Donald Trump" CNET 12/8
  • "Apple claims it can gather data without violating the privacy of its users" Digital Trends 12/8
  • "Apple's HomeKit security blunder exposes the risk of smart homes" Computerworld 12/8
  • "HomeKit vulnerability allows unauthorized access to accessories, a fix is already in place" iDownload Blog 12/8
  • "Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable" BBC 12/8
  • "Apple Shares 'Turi Create' Machine Learning Framework on Github" MacRumors 12/8
  • "Apple updates Leadership page to reflect Bruce Sewell's retirement, departure of diversity chief Denise Young Smith" 9to5Mac 12/8
  • "Bitcoin just hit its iPhone moment" Apple Must 12/8
  • "Apple celebrates holidays with Beer Bash featuring Gwen Stefani" AppleInsider 12/8
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs channels Ronald Reagan for DACA" Apple 3.0 12/8
Non-Apple News
  • "NASA and Amiga history meet in an eBay listing: The holidays are coming, so if you want to gift anything to the Ars Orbital HQ..." Ars Technica 6:12 PM
  • "FCC Chairman Ajit Pai 'jokes' about being a Verizon shill: He even enlisted a Verizon executive for his skit." Engadget 12/9
  • "Scott Belsky Returns To Adobe To Lead Product And Design: One of the Valley's most fervent believers in creativity returns for round 2 at Adobe." Fast Company Design 12/9
  • "YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays" Engadget 12/9
  • "Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus" TechCrunch 12/9
  • "High school mentors prove coding can be fun" The Herald 12/9
  • "Sprint offers customers $100 for the holidays, but not in cash — in PokéCoins" Digital Trends 12/8
  • "Amazon's new cloud-based IDE could shake up the industry" Mashable 12/8
  • "Lynda Carter stars in amusing PSA to save single-player games" CNET 12/8
  • "More price hikes could be coming to Sprint" BGR 12/8
  • "YouTuber nearly dies after cementing a microwave on his head" CNET 12/8
  • "FCC backtracks on helping with neutrality fraud investigation: Eager to cut ISP regulation, the agency shows concern for privacy of comment forgers" The Register 12/8
  • "FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Leaked Video Shows FCC Chair Ajit Pai Roasting Himself With 'Jokes' About Being a Verizon Shill" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Net Neutrality Protests to Ramp Up Before FCC Vote" 24/7 Wall St. 12/8
  • "Net neutrality supporters take protest to Verizon stores" CNET 12/8
  • "iMore show 584: There's No Place Like HomeKit for the Holidays/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 12/9
  • "Getting Over 'Getting Over It' - The TouchArcade Show #333" Touch Arcade 12/8
  • "Is Apple bringing back the iPhone with a metal back? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 113)" CNET 12/8
  • "The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #3" MacVoices 12/8
  • "HomeKit Zero Day Exploit, the iPad Computer Debate -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-08" The Mac Observer 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks AirPods, 2018 iPhones, iOS 11.2, and STEM education with MakeCrate" AppleInsider 12/8
  • "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 12/8