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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, June 12, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone X dethroned as world's top selling smartphone" Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple continues to dominate global best-selling smartphone models" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Privacy Crackdown May Hurt Facebook's Onavo" Bloomberg 5:51 PM
  • "Apple limits developer access to iPhone address book: In the wake of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, Apple has quietly curtailed what information developers can access from their users." ZDNet 7:40 PM
  • "Apple's New App Store Guidelines Restrict Apps From Harvesting Data From iPhone Users' Friends" MacRumors 3:45 PM
  • "Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends" VentureBeat 3:46 PM
  • "Apple slaps a ban on cryptocurrency mining apps" BetaNews 7:39 AM
  • "Apple bans developers from submitting cryptocurrency mining apps for iOS devices" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Apple takes a stance on cryptocurrency, Snapchat to allow deletable messages" [Video Report] CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad" The Next Web 2:44 PM
  • "Submerged iPhone X survives two weeks at bottom of river" Cult of Mac 9:54 AM
  • "WWDC in Pictures: Here are some snapshots about everything WWDC 2018, online reactions, and so much more!" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "The Quest of Laurene Powell Jobs: She's inventing a new brand of philanthropic power. What is her vision and where is it taking us?"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6/11
Non-Apple News
  • "Fortnite now has 125 million players less than one year after launch" The Verge 8:21 PM
  • "Report: Amazon destroys large amount of new, returned goods" Associated Press 5:07 PM
  • "AT&T wins big. Next up: Comcast and Fox" CNNMoney 7:21 PM
  • "AT&T and Time Warner deal approved by district court judge" Slate 4:28 PM
  • "AT&T Cleared to Buy Time Warner in $85 Billion Merger" Time 4:06 PM
  • "AT&T's Time Warner Takeover Wins Judge's Approval in Defeat for Justice Dept." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Judge rules AT&T can purchase Time Warner" Engadget 3:46 PM
  • "Reddit is Rolling Out Video Ads -- And Yes, They Autoplay" Digital Trends 12:36 PM
  • "Huawei is aiming to ship 200 million smartphones in 2018" phoneArena 10:00 AM
  • "FBI lands a big catch, busts 74 and shuts down $16 million phishing ring" Digital Trends 9:18 AM
  • "Vivo's Nex is a true all-screen phone with a pop-out selfie camera" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Vivo Nex announced with no bezels, no notch, and a pop-up selfie camera" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Verizon Named 2018's Fastest Mobile Network in PCMag's Annual Carrier Showdown" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "China Phone Giant Xiaomi May Be Twice as Expensive as Apple" Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple: Equity stakes in a fast-growing startup and a link to a big auto maker are helping recruit engineers and robotics researchers" [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "This year Huawei plans to outdo Apple and Samsung in a really big way" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook is cracking down on businesses that lie to customers in their ads" Business Insider 7:42 AM
  • "Google Cloud expands Android Enterprise Program, up to 39 devices: But Samsung remains out of the loop. Google Cloud added two tablets from Huawei to its enterprise recommended program." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Google improves Translate with offline AI: Get accurate language conversion without an internet connection." Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Google backtracks on Wear OS' battery-saving features: It had disabled background alarms and jobs, but developers didn't like that." Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Android malware is infecting Amazon Fire TVs and Fire Sticks: The virus throttles resources as it mines cryptocurrency." Engadget 7:40 AM
  • "Yahoo Messenger to be shut down next month: Fear not, Yahoo Messenger users, Oath is working on 'Squirrel'" V3 7:25 AM
  • "The Best Smartwatches on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers" Slate 7:17 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 smartphone flash override demoed: Manufacturer promises update" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "USB-C iPhones, Carpool Karaoke Season 2 -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-12" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 59 – Our iPhone X Home Screens" MacStories 8:44 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 243: The bleeding has stopped" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
  • "AirPods that won't charge and Fonts that will load. Kind of a ying and yang for a palindromic episode." The MT Show 7:10 AM