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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 13, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Invites Hollywood Stars to Video Service Launch"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:10 PM
  • "Apple's Netflix competitor will reportedly be unveiled next month" The Verge 3:38 PM
  • "Report: Apple Eyeing Spring Launch for Streaming Video Service/Apple could launch its long-awaited streaming service by April, according to CNBC. The platform will include both original content and 'channels' to subscribe to other streaming apps. Netflix will reportedly not participate." PC Magazine 9:12 PM
  • "Apple to Invite Hollywood Stars to TV Service Launch on March 25" MacRumors 3:38 PM
  • "Apple planning to unveil video service at March 25 event, invite Hollywood celebrities" AppleInsider 4:03 PM
  • "Apple To Give Everyone What They Want At March 25 Event - News Subscriptions" Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Apple tipped to announce $10 news subscription service on March 25" GearBrain 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's streaming video service might finally arrive in April" Engadget 2:52 PM
  • "We May Finally See Apple's Streaming Service and Netflix Rival Very Soon" Gizmodo 9:18 PM
  • "Apple Planning March 25 Event, Are New iPad And Apple News Service Headlining?" Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Apple event: Latest major launch planned to happen soon – but not for new iPhones or other products" The Independent 11:05 AM
  • "Apple to Hold Services Event but Publishers Unhappy with 'Netflix for News' Proposals" The Mac Observer 10:12 AM
  • "Is US finally falling in love with the smartwatch? More own one thanks to LTE: Rising smartwatch sales suggest this section of the wearables market is gaining mainstream acceptance." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Watch Leads in Rapidly Growing Smartwatch Market, Report Says" MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Home automation and health tech to drive smartwatch sales this year" GearBrain 8:23 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook promises to investigate the Saudi app branded 'abhorrent' for allowing men to track women" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Absher app will be investigated by Apple, promises Tim Cook" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Apple to investigate Saudi app" BBC 12:29 PM
  • "Ad-tech firm Criteo is facing an uphill battle after Apple and GDPR threatened to wipe out its revenue — but Amazon's rivalry with retailers could be a big bright spot" Business Insider [BI Prime] 7:34 AM
  • "250 million consumers v. Qualcomm: trial in 2019 no longer realistic" Foss Patents 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Tweaks British and Australian Speaking Voices for Siri on HomePod" MacRumors 9:48 AM
  • "Phil Schiller spotted at Audi e-tron event in Spain" 9to5Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Grocer Kroger launches QR code-based payment service, snubs Apple Pay: Grocery chain Kroger Co. rolled out a first-party mobile payments solution on Wednesday as it continues to rebuff third-party solutions like Apple's Apple Pay." AppleInsider 9:18 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate Alert Yields Another Timely Diagnosis" Redmond Pie 9:22 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "More than 1 million people cut the cord during the most recent quarter" BGR 6:52 PM
  • "Amazon will pay $0 in federal income taxes for the second year in a row" The Week 3:12 PM
  • "FCC's Ajit Pai tells carriers to combat spoofed robocalls... or else: Carriers need to implement caller ID authentication systems by the end of this year." CNET 2:01 PM
  • "FCC chairman warns of 'regulatory intervention' as he criticizes carriers' anti-robocall plans" The Verge 11:33 AM
  • "Consumer technology stores defy retail gloom" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Huge leak shows Samsung's Galaxy S10+ in action in a hands-on video" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "Cutting your screen time isn't curbing your phone addiction, survey says" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint in jeopardy? Execs face grilling on Capitol Hill" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "More LG G8 ThinQ renders emerge, corroborate other leaks" Android Authority 7:45 AM
  • "Granddaddy of the DIY repair generation John Haynes has loosened his last nut" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech: Japan's government plans to set up a new watchdog to scrutinize big tech companies like Facebook and Google amid growing concerns about monopoly practices and the handling of personal data." Reuters 6:51 AM
  • "Your GPS Devices May Stop Working on April 6: The way in which GPS stores timestamps means that on April 6, the week number will reset to zero unless older GPS devices are patched. Otherwise they could simply stop working."  PC Magazine 6:45 AM
  • "MacVoices #19081: Bryn Brooker of Nextbase Profiles Their Innovative Dash Cams" MacVoices 2:44 PM
  • "Apple as a Publisher, Sony's New Watch Strap – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-13" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "225: Now We Play Putt-Putt For Real Money!" The Rebound 10:34 AM