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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 27, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple self-driving car layoffs give hints to division's direction" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Apple to lay off 190 in autonomous car division" Reuters 8:17 PM
  • "Apple lays off 190 employees from self-driving car unit: report" MarketWatch 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Confirms 190 Layoffs From Self-Driving Car Project" MacRumors 3:49 PM
  • "Apple confirms Project Titan layoffs in new filling, engineering positions most affected" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Apple confirms layoff of 190 people from self-driving car project" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "End-to-end encryption 'infects' law enforcement, says FBI" 9to5Mac 6:46 AM
  • "Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "MWC 2019 is a 5G party and Apple isn't celebrating: A latecomer to new cellular network generations, Apple is passing on the 5G MWC festivities as it grapples with sourcing 5G modems. The coming years could result in deeper integration into its product line than ever before, or a deep competitive gap."  ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Apple removes VoIP app clones from the App Store"  TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Cracking Down on Developers Spamming the App Store With Duplicate Apps" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Email Scammers Ditch Wire Transfers for iTunes Gift Cards" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:16 PM
  • "Texas lured Apple, Google, Oracle to state, Gov. Greg Abbott touts win" FOXBusiness 7:50 AM
  • "Store upgrades begin at Australia's Apple Bondi on March 24th" 9to5Mac 12:43 PM
  • "A bug in rollout is reason Apple Music showed up prematurely on Google Home speakers" ["A source familiar with the matter confirmed with Business Insider that 'it was a bug in a rollout' that allowed Google Home users to see Apple Music as option to sync with their smart speakers."]  Business Insider 3:25 PM
  • "Apple Music may not be coming to Google Home after all" Cult of Mac 6:45 AM
  • "Google Turns Down Volume on Apple Music for Google Home Rumours" The Mac Observer 6:50 AM
  • "Google Says Bug Caused Apple Music to Appear in Google Home App" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Huntington Beach educators mold musicians of tomorrow: This feature is the first in a series spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom." Apple 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Kicks Off Series Spotlighting Teachers and Students Using Innovative Tech in Classrooms" MacTrast 4:59 PM
  • "Apple's Shot on iPhone Campaign Is Turning Hockey Stars' Candid Photos Into Giant Ads: Long-running campaign takes fans behind the scenes" AdWeek 2:09 PM
  • "Apple's New 'Shot on iPhone' Billboards Use Photos of NHL Players Taken by Their Teammates" Muse by Clio 1:55 PM
  • "Apple teams up with NHL to promote 'Shot on iPhone' campaign, player photos taken by teammates" 9to5Mac 1:55 PM
  • "How Netflix created a $1 billion arms race for TV writers" ["One, with deep-pocketed streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon–and now Apple–eager to build up their own original content libraries as studios and networks pull back on their licensing deals, the amount of money being thrown around has reached an all-time high."] Fast Company 12:59 PM
  • "Today at Apple supports International Women's Day with sessions highlighting creative achievements" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Honda wants to be the Apple of electric city cars with new E Prototype: Honda is looking for inspiration from Apple and the high cost of the iPhone for its upcoming electric city car." GearBrain 6:50 AM
  • "Happy birthday Jony Ive: Apple's design genius turns 52" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Motorola has confirmed that it's working on a foldable smartphone, which could be the 2019 makeover of everyone's favorite flip phone" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "RAZR Redux: Motorola Confirms Plans For Folding Android Smartphone" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you using iPhones on flights" AppleInsider 3:26 PM
  • "U.S. bars lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft" Reuters 3:26 PM
  • " (TikTok) fined $5.7M by FTC for violating children's privacy laws, will update app with age gate" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones" Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "T-Mobile: 5G won't be more expensive than current 4G plans" BGR 3:08 PM
  • "T-Mobile promises 5G won't cost more than current data plans: That means unlimited 5G plans should start at $70" The Verge 9:45 AM
  • "Neuromorphic computing and the brain that wouldn't die: Chemical engineers at UCLA have been demonstrating what they argue is scientific evidence that bunches of synthetically grown nanowires exhibit behaviors similar to that of memory in a living brain. Whether you believe their claim depends on what you think memory actually is." ZDNet 9:44 AM
  • "Samsung has an amazing new Galaxy phone, but it's facing the same problems as the iPhone" CNBC 1:47 PM
  • "The Galaxy S10 will come pre-installed with McAfee bloatware" Android Police 9:07 AM
  • "Samsung's new 512GB flash chip is twice as fast as its predecessor" Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Huawei, Samsung agree to settle patent dispute in U.S. court" Reuters 6:39 AM
  • "Get ready for USB 3.2: Super-fast 20Gbps transfer speeds but tons of confusion" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Issue 48 of Lightroom Magazine Is Now Available!" Layers Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "#232: The Unique Blend of Tattoos and Automation/After skipping follow-up, Myke and Federico try to explain the new USB branding, discuss fingerprint sensors and the merits of Evernote in 2019, and wish for apps that don't exist (but should)." Relay FM: Connected 2:42 PM
  • "#283: How This 'Unfolds'/Repairing our hardware, how many cameras is too many on a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold vs. the Huawei Mate X, and what we use Siri for." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:13 PM
  • "Thunderbolt Vulnerability, Warrant Canaries – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-27" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 025: 'The daily home screen shuffle'" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "Here's why Apple's '1984' ad ran before the Super Bowl in the middle of the night in Idaho" Business Insider [BI Prime] 8:59 AM