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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, January 11, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Apple had a successful CES 2019 without even being there: HomeKit, AirPlay 2 and iTunes got heaps of coverage without the iPhone maker even being in Vegas"  GearBrain 9:17 AM
  • "iPhone set to match Android security with new Yubico hardware key: Lightning port compatibility is in the works for hardware-based authentication." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Fatal Box Truck Crash in San Jose May Have Exposed Apple Sensitive Material: The two occupants were retired cops from the LA area and were armed" Bay City News 8:12 AM
  • "Secured Transport Of Secret Apple Products Involved In Accident On Silicon Valley Highway" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "Truck carrying secured Apple payload crashes in San Jose, killing one" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "An armed guard reportedly transporting a 'very special load' for Apple was killed in a fatal truck crash" Business Insider 1:39 PM
  • "First-Generation iPod Shuffle Turns 14 Today" MacRumors 9:47 AM
  • "Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw" TechHive 7:49 AM
  • "Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep crash: A man who crashed his Jeep near Pahrump, Nev., credits Siri on his iPhone for saving him from paralyzing and potentially fatal injuries." AppleInsider 5:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hacker 'BestBuy' sentenced to prison for operating Mirai DDoS botnet" ZDNet 4:01 PM
  • "CES 2019: Qualcomm President Amon is convinced you're going to be thrilled with 5G" ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile announce plans to stop selling your location data to outside companies amid growing pressure from federal lawmakers" Business Insider 11:25 AM
  • "Netflix could use AI to clamp down on people sharing their account with friends and family" BetaNews 8:09 AM
  • "Faster Wi-Fi is here, but it's off to a slow start" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "US government shutdown leaves websites insecure" BBC 7:43 AM
  • "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about" PCWorld 7:43 AM
  • "Best of CES: The coolest PCs, PC components, and PC spectacles we saw" PCWorld 7:43 AM
  • "Blood pressure watches and DIY sonograms: CES 2019 was all about health/At CES, health, wellness and medical tech are big focuses once again." CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Figthting And Documenting Sexual Violence In Congo And Kenya With A Mobile App" Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Xiaomi packs 48-megapixel camera into budget Redmi Note 7 phone" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Episode 158 — A Significant Shift: Ben and James discuss Apple's revenue warning and the company's shift to services." Exponent 11:43 AM
  • "Finally! Apple's bringing HomeKit to your favorite TVs and gadgets, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:14 AM