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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 12, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Publishers Chafe at Apple's Terms for Subscription News Service: Apple plans to keep about 50% of subscription revenue from 'Netflix for news' service, likely won't share customer data with publishers" [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "Apple angers news publishers with plan to keep 50% of subscription fees" VentureBeat 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Clashing With Publishers Over Subscription News Service" MacRumors 2:48 PM
  • "Report: Apple Plans To Offer Unlimited News, Pocket Half The Fees" Forbes 6:33 PM
  • "Apple Plans News Event For March 25: The company is expected to show off a long-rumored news subscription service."  BuzzFeed 3:41 PM
  • "Apple is reportedly planning a March 25th event for its subscription news service" The Verge 4:02 PM
  • "Apple to Hold Subscription-Focused Media Event March 25, No AirPods or iPad Mini Announcement Expected" MacRumors 4:02 PM
  • "Apple March event: Subscription news service coming March 25" 9to5Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Apple is getting so serious about health, it's started hosting heart-health events at Apple Stores"  CNBC 3:16 PM
  • "Apple fails to block porn & gambling 'Enterprise' apps" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Dozens of Adult Content and Gambling Apps Found Abusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate Program" MacRumors 11:29 AM
  • "More iOS apps discovered abusing certificates to bypass App Store" SlashGear 9:01 PM
  • "Supreme Court rules in favor of FTC in decade-old battle with Qualcomm: US chipmaker Qualcomm has lost a lawsuit against the Fair Trade Commission, the nation's antitrust watchdog, over unfair practices to maintain a monopoly in the local mobile communications chip segment in 2009."  The Investor 8:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm fined for offering illegal kickbacks to phone makers" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps woman discover supraventricular tachycardia heart condition" 9to5Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Apple takes heat for Saudi government app that tracks women" Cult of Mac 2:50 PM
  • "Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Reports Self-Driving Car Disengagements to DMV, Earns Worst Rank" MacRumors 6:50 PM
  • "Where does iTunes store backups?" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "California Governor Proposes Digital Dividend Aimed at Big Tech" Bloomberg 8:20 PM
  • "One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist: LTE smartwatches may have been the tipping point." Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "Backblaze raises online backup prices $1 a month, but still cheaper than rivals: The unlimited-data service now charges $6 per month or $60 per year, but existing customers can sign up for another year at the old $50 annual rate." CNET 6:47 PM
  • "Verizon sued by Pennsylvania over Amazon Echo promotional deal" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "Google gives up on Android Things as an IoT platform, now will just be for smart speakers and displays" Android Police 3:43 PM
  • "Regulator should oversee how Google and Facebook display news, UK report says" Mashable 9:35 AM
  • "People are so attached to their phones that they're missing out on a resource successful people have used for centuries" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook users now worth 71 cents each hour they're online" GearBrain 8:13 AM
  • "Bill Gates explains why putting America first means giving a damn about the rest of the world, too" GeekWire 8:07 AM
  • "Visual Studio for Mac: Refactoring Code" MSDN 6:39 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast episode 640" Macworld 3:06 PM
  • "Smartphones will get weird and wild at MWC 2019 (The 3:59, Ep. 519): We break down the rumored devices showing up in Barcelona. Also, we talk about Apple's need for an iPhone SE 2 and Amazon's acquisition of Eeros." CNET 1:27 PM
  • "Next to a Crate Full of Chickens – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-12" The Mac Observer 1:25 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 98 – Mixed iOS/Mac Automation" MacStories 8:12 AM