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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, May 26, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50: Your juiciest iPhone news this week." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "Apple to Expand Secure Wireless Chip Beyond Payments"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 5/25
  • "Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says" AppleInsider 5/25
  • "Jony Ive Reveals Secrets of the Apple Watch, His Favorite Brands" Bloomberg 5/25
  • "Apple to Close Atlantic City Store, Cutting 52 Employees" Bloomberg 5/25
  • "Apple Just Blocked PC Gamers From Playing Steam Games On iOS" ["Clearly something broke down following Apple's original approval, and Valve appears to have been completely blindsided by it. Apple hasn't cited a more specific reason for blocking the app, and wasn't immediately available for comment."]  Forbes 5/25
  • "Valve accuses Apple of rejecting Steam Link mobile streaming app: So much for easily playing PC games on your iPhone." CNET 5/25
  • "Apple blocks Steam Link on iOS for 'business conflicts'" Engadget 5/25
  • "Apple kills Valve's Steam Link iOS app, but you can still stream PC games to Android: Hope you have a robust home network and thin walls." PCWorld 5/25
  • "Why Americans aren't using their phones to make payments in stores" ["Apple says that Apple Pay is accepted at half of the merchants in the U.S., a huge jump from 3% in 2014. But most users aren't fans of mobile payment apps and mobile wallets like Apple Pay. According to Gallup, a consumer in the U.S. has an average of 3.4 credit cards. Longtime credit card users don't necessarily see the benefits of switching to mobile and most mobile payment apps are still in the nascent stage."]  Yahoo Finance 5/25
  • "Apple Commemorates Memorial Day With 'Remembrance Table' at Apple Park" MacRumors 5/25
Non-Apple News
  • "Tinder Introduces A New Feature That May Take Stalking To A New Level" Social Barrel 9:35 PM
  • "Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died: Bean loved being an astronaut. He may have loved being an artist more" Ars Technica 2:36 PM
  • "U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide" Reuters 5/25
  • "Trump administration reaches deal with ZTE" Axios 5/25
  • "Ad Blocker Ghostery Celebrates GDPR Day by Revealing Hundreds of User Email Addresses" Gizmodo 5/25
  • "Amazon moves 130 jobs out of Seattle to Phoenix" FOXBusiness 5/25
  • "Amazon drives another real estate record in Seattle" GeekWire 5/25
  • "Nintendo Trademark App Drives Speculation Around N64 Mini-Console" Benzinga 5/25
  • "Google just dethroned Amazon in the smart speaker wars" BGR 5/25
  • "Notorious Kansas swatter charged in net neutrality bomb threat: Tyler Barriss was indicted for famously interrupting the net neutrality vote." Engadget 5/25
  • "Another T-Mobile bug gave anyone access to your sensitive info" Engadget 5/25
  • "Orlando confirms it's testing Amazon's facial recognition in public: The city's police chief says they still only track the officers who volunteered for the program." Engadget 5/25
  • "Android Creator Puts Essential Up for Sale, Cancels Next Phone" Bloomberg 5/25
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: The Very Human Element of Self-Driving Cars" Wired 5/25
  • "Alexa's Eavesdropping Incident, Doppler Music Player -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-25" The Mac Observer 5/25
  • "AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news" AppleInsider 5/25