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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 18, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence: Italy's antitrust organization wants to know if the two companies are intentionally slowing down their phones" The Verge 7:59 PM
  • "Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols" AppleInsider 9:16 PM
  • "Apple said it wasn't in the TV business. Now it's in high-stakes bidding wars with HBO"  Quartz 9:10 AM
  • "Apple to Take Culver City HQ After HBO Backs Out"  Variety 7:33 AM
  • "New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push" AppleInsider 7:20 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations" AppleInsider 1:21 PM
  • "Apple supplier guilty of unsafe work conditions, report finds: Findings include workers coming in contact with toxic chemicals without training or sufficient protection. Apple says it found no evidence to support the claims." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations From the App Store/Update: Apple backed off."  Motherboard 1:17 PM
  • "Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store" AppleInsider 2:52 PM
  • "Apple Blocks App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations" ExtremeTech 6:08 PM
  • "Tech giants are telling Trump to preserve a program that allows some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the U.S." Recode 7:37 AM
  • "Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco" Gizmodo 7:28 AM
  • "Apple and Google charter buses vandalized on highway" CNNMoney 3:59 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections: Future web-facing features in the browser must now meet a standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted." Computerworld New Zealand 4:58 PM
  • "FCC fact sheet on broadband deployment reveals nothing about broadband deployment: Pai offers no data for claim that Title II repeal boosts broadband construction." Ars Technica 4:00 PM
  • "Google's secret OS that may someday replace Android was just caught on video" BGR 3:59 PM
  • "T-Mobile commits to starting 5G rollout in 2019, scoffs at AT&T's and Verizon's promises" VentureBeat 2:51 PM
  • "156: Apple's TV plans, iPhone X notch future, watchOS 5 ideas Happy Hour" 9to5Mac 1:20 PM
  • "MacBook Air's Legacy, Tim Cook's iPhone Battery Comments -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-18" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "The Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 14: What's Up with My iPhone's Battery?" Intego 10:31 AM
  • "The Rebound 170: Long-Time Listeners" Six Colors 10:08 AM