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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 17, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Man discovers 30 year old Apple computer still in working order" CNN 3:52 PM
  • "This guy found a working 30-year-old Apple IIe in his parents' attic" Mashable 3:52 PM
  • "Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "Turning Steve Jobs' life into opera: Balancing man, myth and the technology that changed everything" GeekWire 10:43 AM
  • "You might have to wait a while to tune into Apple's streaming service" TechRadar UK 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Streaming Video Service to Launch Soon" Tech Times 2/16
  • "Conflict Minerals Report: Summary of Apple's Commitment to Responsible Sourcing" SEC 2/15
  • "Conflict Minerals Report reveals Apple removed five suppliers" 9to5Mac 2/15
  • "Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "Apple helps draft blockchain rules for Responsible Minerals Initiative" VentureBeat 2/15
  • "Apple rejects five suppliers for potentially financing wars" Cult of Mac 2/15
  • "Apple Strikes a Landmark Deal with America's Biggest Medical System" Motley Fool 2/15
  • "Apple, Google pressured to drop Saudi app that lets men track and control women" Mashable 2/15
  • "Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "Apple sued over Reportedly Defective iPad causing Fire leading to Owner's Demise" Patently Apple 2/15
  • "Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "Apple Likely To Unveil TV Streaming Service At Star-Studded March 25 Event" Forbes 2/15
  • "Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "8 tech execs who were ousted from companies they helped to build" ["Apple cofounder Steve Jobs famously left (or was ousted, depending on who you believe) in 1985, after clashing with CEO John Sculley. 12 years later, Apple bought Jobs' startup NeXT Computer, bringing him back into the fold."] Business Insider 2/15
  • "White House declares 'national emergency' using a (bad) screen-grab from Apple's Notes app" 9to5Mac 2/15
  • "Depth Control — Bokeh'd — Apple" YouTube 2/15
  • "Dina Alfasi turns lengthy commutes into works of art" Cult of Mac 2/15
Non-Apple News
  • "UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook" TechCrunch 7:59 PM
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 PM
  • "Samsung Gives Up on Blu-Ray, Will Not Release Any New Players in the US" Gizmodo 2/16
  • "Samsung will open three new Experience Stores in the US" Android Police 2/16
  • "Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users: HTML block almost perfectly reproduces Facebook single sign-on Window." Ars Technica 2/16
  • "Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue" Reuters 2/15
  • "Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords" Gizmodo 2/15
  • "Facebook Privacy Violations Could Result In An FTC Fine In The Billions Instead Of Millions" HotHardware 2/15
  • "The EU's new copyright laws threaten to destroy the internet: The EU's new copyright laws will force all websites to check all posts to see if anything ever published might be a copyright violation. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, source code: you name it."  ZDNet 2/15
  • "Huawei eyeing smartphone market crown in 2019" DigiTimes 2/15
  • "Samsung Leaks Upcoming AirPods Competitor 'Galaxy Buds'" MacRumors 2/15
  • "Watch out Apple: Samsung opening three retail stores on February 20" ZDNet 2/15
  • "Samsung is preparing to launch a sports smartwatch and AirPods-like earbuds" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad: The new Android tablet is super-thin, light, and shares phone calls and messages with Samsung phones. It's the leading competitor to Apple's base-model iPad." PC Magazine 2/15
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "America is Awesome. – The TouchArcade Show #388" Touch Arcade 2/15
  • "MacVoices #19082: MIke Potter Puts Us On The Road To Macstock 2019" MacVoices 2/15
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: The Allure of OG Usernames" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/15
  • "Webcams and Post-Its, Scary AI – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-14" The Mac Observer 2/15
  • "Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/15
  • "An Apple March event is all but confirmed! Catch our expectations, on The CultCastCult of Mac 2/15