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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, January 6, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Brazenly Mocks Tech Rivals With Huge Billboard Touting Privacy At CES 2019" HotHardware 4:41 PM
  • "New phishing scam targeting iPhone users looks like a real Apple Support call" Digital Trends 2:11 PM
  • "Amazon Pulls Down Unofficial Refurbished Apple Product Sales: Amazon is making the change after striking a deal with Apple to sell more of the company's devices directly over the e-commerce site. But many smaller, independent resellers will have to look elsewhere to sell their recycled Apple gear." PC Magazine 1/5
  • "Ahead of CES, Apple puts up billboard touting iPhone security" BGR 1/5
  • "Apple takes a dig at rivals with huge privacy ad in Las Vegas days before CES" Neowin 1/5
  • "Apple Phishing Scam Reportedly Looks Alarmingly Like the Real Deal" Gizmodo 1/5
  • "White House advisor Kudlow says Apple technology may have been 'picked off' by China"  CNBC 1/4
  • "New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call"  TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Apple Phishing Scams Growing More Advanced, With Latest Spoofing Apple Phone Numbers" MacRumors 1/4
  • "Apple smartwatch market share drops below 45 percent: ABI Research/According to ABI Research, the iPhone manufacturer's market share in smartwatches dropped to 43.45 percent in 2018 as competitors up the ante for their smartwatch offerings." ZDNet 1/4
  • "Ahead of CES, Apple Puts Up Billboard Touting Privacy in Las Vegas" MacRumors 1/4
  • "Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES" AppleInsider 1/4
  • "Huawei Employees Punished for Tweeting From an iPhone"  PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Apple Launches Back to University Promos Overseas" Thurrott 1/4
  • "Apple Back to School Offers Available in Australia, Brazil, South Korea and Brazil" The Mac Observer 1/4
  • "China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays" AppleInsider 1/4
  • "Chinese Smartphone Maker Huawei Demotes Employees Responsible for Tweeting From iPhone" MacRumors 1/4
  • "LA sues Weather Channel app owner over 'fraudulent' data use" Engadget 1/4
  • "Apple Watch reaffirms why it's one of the best wearables you can buy: Apple Watch has reaffirmed why it is one of the best wearables on the market by saving the life of a woman involved in a car accident on New Year's Day." Express UK 1/4
  • "Evernote's New CEO Says The App Sucks But He Can Fix it" Gizmodo AU 1/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Segway Shows Off New Scooter, Self-Driving Robot, E-Skates: At CES, the 'micro-mobility' company debuts the Shared Scooter Model Max and an autonomous Loomo Delivery robot, plus a lot more last-mile transportation devices." PC Magazine 8:35 PM
  • "Government hands key Whitehall contract to Amazon" Telegraph 1/5
  • "Spammers bombarded mobile phones in the US with 48 million robocalls in 2018" BGR 1/5
  • "Huawei Cuts Pay of Two Employees After Tweeting from iPhone" TechnoBuffalo 1/5
  • "Amazon Go stores could turn into a billion dollar business" BGR 1/5
  • "Altogether, more than 1 billion people had their data compromised in 2018" BGR 1/4
  • "Most home routers don't take advantage of Linux's improved security features: Router firmware rarely includes ASLR, DEP, or RELRO protections, study finds." ZDNet 1/4
  • "Exclusive: Amazon says 100 million Alexa devices have been sold" The Verge 1/4
  • "Artificial intelligence may compensate for the opaqueness of supply chains" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Xiaomi rumored to be working on a triple-fold phone" The Next Web 1/4
  • "Samsung insider teases 'gorgeous' Galaxy S10 finishes like nothing we've ever seen before" BGR 1/4
  • "Google's Fuchsia OS Will Be Able to Run Android Apps" Thurrott 1/4
  • "Screen time might not be so harmful or toxic for kids, experts say" Mashable 1/4
  • "Smartphone Addiction Affects Teens and Parents Alike" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Coming January 5: Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst of TidBITS and Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:05 AM
  • "Will Apple Focus on Innovating and What Would Mac Spinoff Look Like, with John Kheit — ACM 495" The Mac Observer 1/5
  • "iMore show 641: Chihuahua Sweater Equivalency/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 1/5
  • "Podcast: Apple's Guidance Revision and CES Expectations" Tech.pinions 1/5
  • "A Q&A With Retail Executive Ron Johnson" Barron's 1/4
  • "MacVoices Live -Holiday Gifts Received" MacVoices 1/4
  • "Qualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 1/4
  • "Vergecast: iPhone sales drop and CES preview" The Verge 1/4