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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 22, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook Is Poised to Reap $120 Million of Stock After Rally"  Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Tim Cook gives almost $5 million of Apple shares to charity" Cult of Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Another confirmation that Apple's original TV programming is launching in 2019"  iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Unlike Costco, Walmart Has 'No Plans' to Accept Apple Pay" MacRumors 7:11 AM
  • "A 5G iPhone will cost Apple about $21 in licensing fees to Nokia, Qualcomm, and others" AppleInsider 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Accepting Mercy Corps Donations to Help People Affected by Flooding in Kerala, India" MacRumors 12:46 PM
  • "Idle Android Devices Send Data to Google Nearly 10 Times More Often Than iOS Devices do to Apple, Research Finds" ["Among several findings, Schmidt's experiments found that an idle Android phone with Chrome web browser active in the background communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period. An equivalent experiment found that on an iOS device with Safari open but not Chrome, Google could not collect any appreciable data unless a user was interacting with the device."]  MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Apple TV design lead Jen Folse joins social broadcasting startup Caffeine" iDownload Blog 6:57 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak jumps on the blockchain bandwagon" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone owner charged after punching employee over 'faulty' Face ID" Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Suspends 400 Apps in Developer Data Investigation" Bloomberg 9:09 PM
  • "Most Teens Worry They Spent Too Much Time on Their Phones" PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "[Exclusive] LG V40 ThinQ Leaked Images Reveal Triple-Camera, Display Notch; Launch Date Could be November 16" MySmartPrice 11:38 AM
  • "Study: Many teens – and parents – feel tethered to phones" Associated Press 9:41 AM
  • "With 5G and Sprint, T-Mobile vows cheaper wireless service than ever: CEO John Legere and President Mike Sievert say Sprint will supercharge its 5G efforts." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "In pictures: The wild computers and badass PC components powering Gamescom 2018" PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: A Ukrainian black market dealer is responsible for recent flood of Pixel 3 XL leaks" 9to5Google 2:19 PM
  • "Google Chases Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon With 4 New Hardware Products" The Motley Fool 6:46 AM
  • "Mexicans served with Dark Tequila in spyware spree" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Facebook suffered a sharp decline in the amount of time Americans spend on its service, a survey found — and the problem might not show up in Facebook's 'official' numbers" Business Insider 3:56 PM
  • "Facebook: Iran's been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011/State-run media, military intelligence posted politically charged memes for years." Ars Technica 6:58 AM
  • "Kremlin calls Facebook's allegations of disinformation campaign puzzling" Reuters 6:35 AM
  • "Facebook, Twitter dismantle disinformation campaigns tied to Iran and Russia" Reuters 6:35 AM
  • "Facebook kills 650 Russian, Iranian accounts for 'inauthentic behavior'" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Computer Historian David Greelish Discusses Classic Computing, The Newton, And His Next Project" MacVoices 3:01 PM
  • "HomePod's Limited Market Share, Netflix vs In-app Subscriptions -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-22" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM