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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 22, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook: Wall Street Journal testing reveals how the social-media giant collects a wide range of private data from developers; 'This is a big mess'" ["The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed."] [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware" MacRumors 12:01 PM
  • "iPhone, Android apps share sensitive health, financial data with Facebook without user's knowledge" AppleInsider 12:02 PM
  • "Multiple iOS apps are reportedly sharing sensitive data with Facebook" Engadget 1:33 PM
  • "Apple plans new store for Galleria Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas locations may close" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Close Stores in Eastern District of Texas in Fight Against Patent Trolls" MacRumors 9:49 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly close 2 stores to avoid an infamous Texas patent court" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly closing its two stores in patent-litigation haven Eastern Texas for a brilliant reason" Business Insider 2:23 PM
  • "Genius Barred: What to Do When You Can't Wait for Apple Support/Procuring an appointment at an Apple Store to fix your iPhone or Mac can be a laborious task, but certified repair businesses have found a way to ease consumer frustrations"  The Ringer 11:15 AM
  • "Apple Watch's heart-reading tech may have saved another life" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Car? More Like Apple Van, German Report Says: German site Manager Magazin on Monday reported that Apple's engineers have designed prototypes of the van with black and silver paint." PC Magazine 11:33 AM
  • "Apple And Uber Are Trailing In Autonomous Car Development [Infographic] Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Has Apple rebooted its self-driving car program to develop autonomous vans?" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Urges Full Fed. Circ. To Undo $439M Patent Loss" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Apple asking federal court circuit to reconsider $439M VirnetX ruling" AppleInsider 9:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm demands an extra $1.3 billion from Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron: exorbitant late 'processing' charge" ["On the same page, attorneys for Apple and its contract manufacturers argue that '[t]his is an illegal, unenforceable liquidated damages penalty barred by Cal. Civ. Code ยง 1671(b).'"] Foss Patents 8:28 AM
  • "Watch how fast Apple's brand devoured Coke and Microsoft in 2013" Fast Company 8:40 AM
  • "Canalys: In world's fourth largest country, Apple has nowhere to go but up" Apple 3.0 8:26 AM
  • "Indonesian smartphone market Q4 2018" Canalys 8:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Massive leak tells us virtually everything about Sony's upcoming phone" BGR 8:35 PM
  • "Huawei leak shows Mate X foldable 5G phone ahead of MWC 2019" VentureBeat 2:23 PM
  • "Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "The Talk Show: 'Plagiarists And Fabulists', With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman" Daring Fireball 8:46 PM
  • "Apple and Content, Marzipan, and the Executive Shuffle, with Charlotte Henry -ACM 502" The Mac Observer 7:24 PM
  • "5 Questions with John Martellaro" MacVoices 2:49 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 024: 'The fluffy keyboard'" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 22, 2019" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Huge Apple hardware updates are on the horizon, this week on the The CultCastCult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "2019 iPhone, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro rumors, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:57 AM