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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, May 9, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple shipped 4.5M iPhone XRs in North America last quarter, estimates say" AppleInsider 6:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR Was the Best-Selling Device in U.S. During Q1 2019, but Samsung's Galaxy S10 Series Is Close Behind, According to Latest Report" WCCFTech 8:57 PM
  • "Your iPhone could be unbreakable, if it were just 1mm thicker"  Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools'The app developers were not clear about their intentions,' one Ever user said. 'I believe it's a huge invasion of privacy.'" NBC News 9:59 AM
  • "Photo App Ever Uses Photos to Train Facial Recognition Tools" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "Mysterious Apple Park Arch is for a May 17 Event Celebrating Steve Jobs and Formal Apple Park Opening" MacRumors 5:56 PM
  • "Apple Park Rainbow Arch Stage is for May 17 Event Celebrating Steve Jobs and the Formal Apple Park Opening" MacTrast 8:33 PM
  • "Apple Park's 'rainbow' designed by Jony Ive for celebration honoring Steve Jobs, campus opening" AppleInsider 8:58 PM
  • "U.S. adults are spending big on video games, playing mostly on smartphones" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Functioning Apple-1 and accessories going up for auction this month, could fetch over $600,000" 9to5Mac 8:59 PM
  • "Rare Apple-1 hits auction block next week, estimated to fetch more than $600,000" AppleInsider 9:00 PM
  • "Canalys: North American smartphone market plunges to five-year low but Samsung rallies with Galaxy S10" Canalys 2:44 PM
  • "Apple Shipped an Estimated 4.5 Million iPhone XR Devices in North America in Q1 2019" MacRumors 2:45 PM
  • "Federal privacy law has bipartisan support in Congress" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "YouTube Music Trailing Behind Apple Music and Spotify" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "Very Rare Original iPod in Factory Sealed Box Hits eBay for $19,995" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple wants you to use your iPhone for three years... then 'do one last great thing with it': Apple's latest ad encourages users to do their part for the planet and trade in their old iPhone after they are done with it. But how much of this is related to the environment, and how much is Apple crassly tugging at user's heartstrings in order to sell more iPhones?" ZDNet 2:44 PM
  • "Guy Kawasaki's opening keynote is live at TNW2019 – tune in now!" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook pays surprise visit to Orlando teen computer whiz" The Star: Malaysia 9:11 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung 64-megapixel sensor takes smartphone cameras to new heights" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Extremely Rare Pristine Commodore C65 Prototype Hits eBay For Big Bucks" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children's products" Seattle Times 3:17 PM
  • "U.S. senators say Amazon smart speaker for kids violates privacy law" Reuters 11:28 AM
  • "FCC denies China Mobile's bid to provide services in the US" Engadget 11:28 AM
  • "Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Qualcomm And Google Join Forces For Smart Headsets With Assistant And Fast Pair" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Google is bringing Electronic IDs to Android" VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "'What is Google Fiber?': Everything you need to know about Google's high-speed internet service" Business Insider 9:47 AM
  • "More than half of U.S. adults are video gamers ... and most will vote in 2020" Mashable 9:46 AM
  • "Samsung may break its silence on what's going on with Galaxy Fold's launch in 'a couple of days'" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Loot boxes should be banned, says US senator" BBC 7:33 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Speaks, Shortcut Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-09" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "iOS 13, Google I/O'19, create custom vibrating iPhone ringtones, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 650" Macworld 7:31 AM