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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, December 3, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook to white supremacists: 'You have no place on our platforms'/Cook receives the first 'Courage Against Hate' award from the Anti-Defamation League"  The Verge 4:21 PM
  • "Tim Cook takes stand against 'violent conspiracy theorists' as he accepts 'Courage Against Hate' award" 9to5Mac 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: 'No platform to violent conspiracy theorists'" Apple Must 4:23 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook on Hate Speech: 'You Have No Place on Our Platform'" MacRumors 4:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms" AppleInsider 4:23 PM
  • "Apple jumps, leading technology shares higher as tariff threat to iPhones on hold for now"  CNBC 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone will be spared from China tariffs — for now" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "FTC seeking to 'redress and prevent recurrence of Qualcomm's conduct' through antitrust injunction" ["This issue is well-known because of Apple's dispute with Qualcomm. Qualcomm promised Apple some rebates, but then withheld a billion-dollar amount just because of Apple allegedly having violated a 'business cooperation and patent agreement' (BCPA) by talking to regulators, which Apple says was in some cases merely about responding to questions from competition enforcers and in the remaining cases happened after the BCPA expired."] Foss Patents 1:16 PM
  • "Apple's royalty payments showdown with Qualcomm set for April 15" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's Macs are quite literally hiding a dirty secret, lawsuit alleges" TrustedReviews 8:22 AM
  • "IBM, Apple, and Facebook represent new tilt toward business for venerable AI conference" ZDNet 9:37 AM
  • "Gartner Says Demand for Top Chinese Brands Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales in Third Quarter 2018" ["Apple's performance was flat in the third quarter of 2018 (0.7 percent growth). 'Apple's iPhones are facing a saturated premium smartphone market, with slowing growth rates and increased competition in China,' said Mr. Gupta. 'Apple's new flagship smartphones, announced in September, will be key to defining Apple's overall iPhone unit sales in 2018. Initial channel checks suggest that the Xs Max is outselling the Xs model, and we also see the Xs Max as a critical addition for the Chinese market where Apple has been losing share.'"] Gartner 12:24 PM
  • "New Product Launches Drive Double-Digit Growth in the Wearables Market, Says IDC" Business Wire 12:23 PM
  • "Apple, Fitbit turn to healthcare to cement smartwatch leadership: IDC" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Apple Shipped an Estimated 4.2 Million Apple Watches in 3Q2018, With Series 3 Making Up the Bulk of Sales" MacRumors 7:24 PM
  • "Samsung tweets from an iPhone (331 times)" ZDNet 9:38 AM
  • "Samsung got caught tweeting about the Galaxy Note 9 from an iPhone" BGR 8:11 AM
  • "Handwritten Steve Jobs Apple-1 spec sheet up for auction" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach" TechCrunch 8:13 PM
  • "Quora says hackers stole up to 100 million users' data" The Verge 8:08 PM
  • "Researchers discover SplitSpectre, a new Spectre-like CPU attack: Spectre-like variations continue to be discovered, just as academics predicted at the start of 2018." ZDNet 8:08 PM
  • "Former Facebook exec Mary Lou Jepsen said her new company will make telepathy possible. But first, it's going to upend the medical-imaging industry"  Business Insider 7:10 PM
  • "Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:09 PM
  • "Someone is selling a mass hacking service, leaving your printer exposed" Digital Trends 5:33 PM
  • "Google Just Removed Two Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech Apps For 'Deceptive And Malicious Behavior': The removal comes after a BuzzFeed News report about the apps' activity. It's a huge blow to two of China's biggest app developers." BuzzFeed News 6:35 PM
  • "Google's AR Pocket Gallery turns your phone into an art museum" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "Facebook's board needs to get a spine and fire Mark Zuckerberg, marketing guru Scott Galloway said" Business Insider 1:23 PM
  • "Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th: Existing posts containing porn will be switched to private mode" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Steam now gives its biggest developers a bigger cut of the revenue: Steam devs now keep more of a game's revenues starting at $10 million in sales." Ars Technica 11:50 AM
  • "Samsung Malaysia caught using DSLR image to advertise Galaxy A8 Star 'Portrait Mode' feature" Digital Photography Review 1:51 PM
  • "Verizon and Samsung will release a 5G phone early next year" Engadget 9:59 AM
  • "When Tech Support Calls You About a PC Problem, it's Probably a Scam" Lifehacker 9:21 AM
  • "Sony joins folding smartphone party with plans for transparent handset of it own" GearBrain 7:57 AM
  • "Real-World Speeds, Choosing Storage, and Quick Tips – Mac Geek Gab 738" The Mac Observer 6:16 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Smile Software Evangelist Jeff Gamet" The Mac Observer 3:26 PM
  • "MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #5" MacVoices 1:21 PM