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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, July 16, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Global App Revenue Reached $34 Billion in the First Half of 2018, Up 28% Year-Over-Year: App Store and Google Play users spent a combined $34.4 billion on mobile apps and games in the first half of this year, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates. This figure represents a year-over-year increase of 27.8 percent over the first half of 2017, when consumers spent a combined $26.9 billion on both stores." Sensor Tower 4:48 PM
  • "Apple App Store revenue almost double that of Google Play" Cult of Mac 4:48 PM
  • "Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy: The government is finally understanding the invasion of privacy concerns around companies like Facebook, Apple and Google with their services and devices like iPhone and Android. Will these companies fix the real problem or be forced by the government like the medical community must do today with HIPAA?"  Computerworld 8:24 AM
  • "Hacking campaign targets iPhone users with data-stealing, location-tracking malware: Campaign delivers fake versions of WhatsApp and Telegram to victims - and those behind it have tried to make it look like a Russian attack when it isn't."  ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Apple celebrates World Emoji Day" Apple 12:25 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple pays $450 million to settle e-books suit" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Watch – Close Your Rings | Atilla – Apple" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch – Close Your Rings | Yocelin – Apple" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch – Close Your Rings | Eric – Apple" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Leadership Page Gets Memoji Makeover for World Emoji Day" The Mac Observer 6:19 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "JerryRigEverything's Vivo Nex S clear back conversion puts the pop-up camera's mechanism on display" Android Police 3:23 PM
  • "Watch a Guy Build a Brand New, Completely Obsolete Gaming PC With 20-Year-Old Parts" Gizmodo 9:43 AM
  • "How Wireless Carriers Get Permission to Share Your Whereabouts: Industry outsources job of seeking approval to third-party firms" [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "ZTE stock surges as U.S. supplier ban lifted though outlook remains uncertain" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook told to give parents access to the private messages of their dead daughter" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that's using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Keyboards, Laptop Reviews -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-16" The Mac Observer 1:48 PM
  • "An AnandTech Exclusive: The Jim Keller Interview" ["...Jim Keller, whose public successes have included being the lead architect on AMD's K8 processors, designing Apple's A4/A5 mobile processors, and heading the team for AMD's Zen microarchitecture. He is also the co-author for the specifications for the x64-64 instruction set and HyperTransport interconnect."] AnandTech 11:22 AM
  • "Deep Dives: Photos, NAS, & Backups – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 718" The Mac Observer 7:13 AM