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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, October 11, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple narrows iOS loyalty rate gap with Android in Q3, retention rates at all-time high" AppleInsider 9:04 PM
  • "Photos show Apple's first Thai store likely located in futuristic ICONSIAM complex" AppleInsider 6:58 PM
  • "Kanye West delivers bizarre 'keynote' at Washington Apple store: Following his meeting with President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West visited an Apple Store in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where he proceeded to climb atop a display table and deliver a 'keynote' to gathered customers."  AppleInsider 5:37 PM
  • "Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants? Whether spy chips reported by Bloomberg existed, attackers had much easier options." Ars Technica 5:41 PM
  • "App Store fraud allegedly impacting major mobile payment firms in China: Two major mobile payments companies in China have asked Apple to help reduce theft on their platforms, where customer's funds are being drained by criminals using stolen Apple IDs connected to their payment accounts for fraudulent App Store purchases." AppleInsider 2:36 PM
  • "Apple spends $4.2m on office space to expand Elk Grove presence" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Music teams up with Genius to add lyrics to its service: Genius now also has an embedded Apple Music player." Engadget 2:51 PM
  • "Medisafe integration with Apple's Health Records brings easy medication management to iOS: Medication management app Medisafe this week finalized integration with Apple's Health Records API, granting nearly five million users in 200 countries quick and easy iOS access to drug-to-drug interaction notifications, pill reminders and more." AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple to donate to Gulf Coast relief as Hurricane Michael batters Florida, Alabama and Georgia: Apple intends to donate an undisclosed sum to relief efforts associated with fallout from Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday." AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple has acquired Spektral, a Danish computer vision startup, for augmented reality technology" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Acquires 300 Dialog Semiconductor Designers in $300M Deal" The Mac Observer 10:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Wide-ranging Music Modernization Act signed into law: President Donald Trump has signed the bipartisan Music Modernization Act into law, reforming how songwriters and performers are reimbursed for their work in an age of increasing media streaming versus physical media ownership." AppleInsider 12:52 PM
  • "Senators to Google: Why didn't you disclose Google+ vulnerability sooner? 3 GOP senators want Google to give answers over data leak that affected 500,000 users." Ars Technica 12:54 PM
  • "Apple's Maybe Free TV Shows Plan, Google and Apple's AI Battle -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-11" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM