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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, August 6, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re Collaborate to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Illinois and Virginia" PRNewswire 1:43 PM
  • "Apple wants solar power 'for the rest of us'" Apple Must 1:43 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Q1 2018 Tablet Apps Processor Market Share: Intel and Qualcomm Gain Share/Apple Maintains Lead but will the Qualcomm Focus on Cellular Integration Win Through?" Business Wire 1:42 PM
  • "Russian App Market is on Fire!" ["Russia's emerging app market is dominated primarily by Android Operating Systems. Google Play provides over three times as many downloads as the iOS App Store in Russia, though in 2018, the U.S., Russia, and Turkey all experienced significant growth of iOS downloads."]  Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Is Removing Alex Jones And Infowars' Podcasts From iTunes: The removal follows enforcement actions by platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify and is the largest crackdown on conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date." BuzzFeed News 8:04 AM
  • "Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Taken Down by Apple, Facebook and YouTube" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:04 PM
  • "Facebook and Apple remove pages and podcasts from Alex Jones for hate speech violations" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Apple removes most of U.S. conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook, iTunes and Spotify drop InfoWars" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Apple banned Alex Jones and Infowars from its podcast directory. But Apple's App Store has different rules, and you can still download the Infowars app" Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook and other tech companies delete content from Alex Jones" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:37 PM
  • "Microsoft joins Apple and other retailers in supporting Disney's 'Movies Anywhere'" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "Apple temporarily closes Florida's Waterside Shops store for renovations starting next month" iDownload Blog 11:00 AM
  • "August 6, 1997 — The day Apple and Microsoft made peace" AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Microsoft investment helps save Apple" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CBS All Access Is Laying the Groundwork for Non-Stop Star Trek" Gizmodo 8:11 PM
  • "Verizon Didn't Bother to Write a Privacy Policy for its 'Privacy Protecting' VPN" Motherboard 2:03 PM
  • "Google openly told YouTubers when its next big smartphone will be released, and a YouTuber has now told everyone" Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Facebook asks U.S. banks for financial info to boost user engagement: WSJ" Reuters 11:05 AM
  • "Facebook eyes user banking data" Axios 11:00 AM
  • "Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy: In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data."  Motherboard 10:14 AM
  • "T-Mobile introduces cheaper, stripped-down unlimited plan: The plan is $10 less a month and launches on Friday." CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Fossil's new smartwatches will make your heart beat faster – and show you, too" Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "LG wants to make sure you know it has a phone with a stylus too" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721" The Mac Observer 8:40 PM
  • "Macstock -Scenes from the Live Feed" MacVoices 5:34 PM
  • "#205: Monolithic Entertainment Console/It was a huge week: Apple broke a trillion dollars in market cap and Jason bought a new TV. And since money is on everyone's minds, Myke and Jason take Apple's $243B and go on a corporate shopping spree as a part of the ongoing Upgrade Summer of Fun." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:08 PM
  • "Security Software Deep Dive: How Intego NetBarrier Firewall Works — Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 41" Intego 2:03 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with NightCap Camera Developer Chris Wood" The Mac Observer 1:44 PM
  • "Deconstructing the 'Apple is Greedy' Argument -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-06" The Mac Observer 1:40 PM