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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 10, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple called out for fake reviews on iOS App Store by Chinese state media: The Chinese App Store is littered with fake reviews, but users and developers say it's common on Android, too" Abacus News 12:48 PM
  • "China complains about Apple's App Store, Great Firewall is built even higher" 9to5Mac 12:49 PM
  • "How Ross Perot changed the course of Apple history"  Cult of Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Final look at historic venue where first Macintosh and Apple Watch were unveiled before demolition" 9to5Mac 1:05 PM
  • "AppAnnie: Consumers downloaded 11.2 billion games on iOS and Android in Q2"  VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "Tech and media moguls arrive in Sun Valley, Idaho, where many of the biggest deals in history have gone down" ["Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Comcast's Brian Roberts and many more leaders from the tech and media world are all there."] CNBC 12:49 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Says Apple Store Employee Retention Rate Rose to Historic High of Nearly 89% During Her Tenure" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Game Center generated nicknames are gloriously weird" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Purrfect match! CAT unlocks an iPhone with its paw after 12-year-old owner registers her pet for Touch ID" Daily Mail (UK) 8:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nearly 1 out of 4 Netflix subscribers think the service is too expensive" BGR 5:43 PM
  • "Human Help Wanted: Why AI Is Terrible at Content Moderation/AI's frequent failure to understand context means that, for now, monitoring user-generated content on the web will remain a cat-and-mouse game that requires plenty of human labor." PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "Foxconn will only create 1500 jobs, says Wisconsin governor" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "This new ransomware is targeting network attached storage devices" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Sets Up Shop Next to Apple With First European Store" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Fed Chairman Powell: Facebook's Libra raises 'many serious concerns'" FOXBusiness 10:29 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's 'new rules' for the internet happen to benefit Facebook" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "'Agent Smith' malware replaces legit Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon reveals the truth on why it nixed New York and chose Virginia for its HQ2" CNBC 9:53 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will deliver NHS medical advice in the UK" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "Mobile app 'finds anti-cancer molecules in food'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "#251: The Worrier Warrior/Myke has a story about the beach, Federico has a plan for NFC stickers, and Stephen has some thoughts on this week's MacBook news." Relay FM: Connected 2:43 PM
  • "#302: Unsettling, Weird, and Kind of Gross/FaceTime Attention Correction and the future of augmented reality, how we imagined future tech as kids and what's available now, our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Lite, and a look back at the first Apple products we owned." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:38 PM
  • "PSAs, Current Mac Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-10" The Mac Observer 1:37 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 044: 'Enjoyment is a kind of tech spec' with special guest Federico Viticci" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM