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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 7, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How iOS can reduce your insurance premiums" Apple Must 9:00 AM
  • "Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies" BGR 8:40 AM
  • "iPhone XS Lineup Outselling The iPhone X / 8 From Last Year" Redmond Pie 10/6
  • "People are using Apple's AirDrop feature to send gross, explicit pictures to strangers — but there's a simple fix to protect yourself" Business Insider 10/6
  • "Apple helps Samsung surge to record profits"  CNN 10/5
  • "Samsung reports record earnings — and Apple's a big reason why" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "Man Creates Shortcut On New Apple App That Allows Users To Secretly Record Police" CBS 3 Philly 10/5
  • "The spectacular Louvre Apple Store is closing" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "The iPhone XS Max is in big demand, adoption data shows" Apple Must 10/5
  • "20-year-old court filing comes back to haunt Qualcomm in antitrust dispute with Federal Trade Commission" Foss Patents 10/5
  • "Apple stores will participate in EU Code Week with over 2000 Today at Apple sessions" 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "Apple offers free coding sessions across Europe for EU Code Week" Apple Must 10/5
  • "Apple quietly removes shady crypto-wallet accused of stealing users' EOS" The Next Web 10/5
  • "Here's how much Apple CEO Tim Cook spent trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming president" Business Insider 10/5
Non-Apple News
  • "Mobile payments surge among Chinese travellers: Alipay" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:51 PM
  • "Was Your Facebook Account Cloned In Last Week's Breach? Guess Again" HotHardware 4:17 PM
  • "Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable prime is" Business Insider 12:15 PM
  • "Photos of Google Pixel 3 installed apps, retail box, settings" 9to5Google 10:36 AM
  • "Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more" Ars Technica 10:36 AM
  • "[Exclusive] Google Pixel Slate Images Leak to Reveal Chrome OS Tablet with Detachable Keyboard, Stylus, Stereo Speakers" MySmartPrice 10/6
  • "Men are from cyberspace: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 10/6
  • "Study: Twitter isn't doing enough to combat 'fake news'" Mashable 10/6
  • "Amazon Called For Raising The Minimum Wage. Republicans Say It's Fine As It Is, Thanks." HuffPost 10/6
  • "Amazon fired an employee who shared customer e-mail addresses a third-party seller" The Verge 10/6
  • "Amazon fires employee for sharing customers' email addresses: Employee firing likely connected to investigation Amazon started last month after Wall Street Journal report that employees were selling customer data and deleting reviews." ZDNet 10/6
  • "Some Amazon Workers Fear They'll Earn Less Even With a $15 Minimum Wage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/6
  • "Nintendo Game Boy Case Patent Turns Smartphones Into Portable Consoles" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Researchers develop a computer that's fooled by optical illusions: Seeing like we do has big implications for AI." Engadget 10/5
  • "A 'Scarily Simple' Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customer Accounts at Risk" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "Your router might be very vulnerable to cyberattacks, new study says" Digital Trends 10/5
  • "Democrats draft an 'Internet Bill of Rights' to regulate Big Tech" GeekWire 10/5
  • "Nancy Pelosi's Internet Bill of Rights" Axios 10/5
  • "California Bans Comically Weak Default Passwords For Internet-Connected Devices" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Weak passwords banned in California from 2020" BBC 10/5
  • "Cult of Mac Magazine: 50 Essential iOS apps and more" Cult of Mac 10/6
  • "CNET UK Podcast 545: iPhone charging woes and First Man vs. Venom" CNET 10/6
  • "David Sparks Releases Field Guides On Siri Shortcuts and OmniFocus" MacVoices 10/5
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Hacking Humans" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "Managing Your Kid's Online Activity - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-05" The Mac Observer 10/5
  • "iCloud server spy chip claims, iPhone XS selfies, more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/5