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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 22, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them: If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence. Companies that cater to app makers have found ways to game both iOS and Android, enabling them to figure out which users have uninstalled a given piece of software lately—and making it easy to pelt the departed with ads aimed at winning them back."  Bloomberg Businessweek 2:16 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone is still the 'dominant device brand' among American teens"  Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "US teens more interested than ever in iPhone and Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "HomePod is Ninth Most Popular Smart Speaker in United States According to Recent Survey" MacRumors 1:20 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max" AppleInsider 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Signs Lease for 300,000 Square Feet of Bay Area Manufacturing Space" The Mac Observer 8:07 AM
  • "Apple just leased another massive facility in Silicon Valley" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Launches Redesigned Jobs Website: 'Do More Than You Ever Thought Possible'" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "New Apple Park Visitor Center T-shirts are inspired by classic designs" 9to5Mac 8:19 PM
  • "Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "Tim Cook showcases new apps and iPhone film during EU trip" Cult of Mac 1:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook Visits Europe Ahead of Brussels Privacy Conference" MacRumors 3:48 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event" AppleInsider 5:03 PM
  • "You could soon be the proud owner of Steve Jobs' toilet" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "On the eve of the Saudi economic summit, we're about to see just how damaged they are in Silicon Valley" Recode 8:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 - 11nm Mid-Range Cortex A76-Based" AnandTech 8:38 PM
  • "If you can track a pizza, why can't you track a payment?" ZDNet 5:45 PM
  • ", Qualcomm to put Alexa assistant in more headphones" Reuters 8:20 PM
  • "Amazon exec and Super Micro CEO call for retraction of spy chip story" The Verge 5:04 PM
  • "Samsung is developing a laptop with a foldable display" BGR 7:19 PM
  • "Samsung Files Patent On Full-Display Fingerprint Sensor For Notchless, Bezel-Free Next Galaxy" HotHardware 4:34 PM
  • "If you look closely, the Pixel 3's screen corners are digitally altered" Android Authority 3:48 PM
  • "T-Mobile ranks best in customer retention and growth among major carriers in Q3 — CIRP" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "The great Facebook exodus" [Slideshow] CNET 2:13 PM
  • "Not to be outdone, Samsung says it's making a laptop with a foldable display" Digital Trends 1:44 PM
  • "YouTube promises creators more transparency and expanded features" Mashable 5:26 PM
  • "YouTube pours money into how-to videos: YouTube will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content on the platform, the company has announced." BBC 12:29 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds returns to Linux development with new code of conduct in place: Torvalds took a self-imposed break to rethink his controversial treatment of others" The Verge 7:32 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds is back in charge of Linux" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Super Micro to review hardware for malicious chips" ["'Despite the lack of any proof that a malicious hardware chip exists, we are undertaking a complicated and time-consuming review to further address the article,' the chipmaker said in a letter to its customers dated Oct. 18."]  Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "The Android phone maker that is more popular than Apple isn't selling its new iPhone rival in the US" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Top Amazon executive says horror stories about warehouse working conditions are 'myths'" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Google apologizes for YouTube TV outage, offers free week of credit" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "The Spam Eradication Conundrum – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 732" The Mac Observer 6:18 PM
  • "Five Holiday Shopping Tips" MacVoices 1:16 PM
  • "CarPlay seems to work when it wants to now" The MT Show 7:35 AM