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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 7, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartwatch Shipments Jump to 12 Million Units in Q2 2019/According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch shipments grew an impressive 44 percent annually to reach 12 million units in the second quarter of 2019. Apple Watch maintained first position with 46 percent global smartwatch marketshare, while Samsung returned to second place, and Fitbit slumped to third."  Business Wire 7:37 AM
  • "Apple sold almost three times more smartwatches than its closest rival: It shipped 5.7 million smartwatches from April to June this year." Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Watch continues to run roughshod over the competition" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "General consumer interest in Apple Card is 'remarkably high,' says survey" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Card: User experience matters — who knew? (Apple)" Apple Must 12:43 PM
  • "Apple, Eli Lilly study seeks to determine whether iPhone and Apple Watch can detect dementia" AppleInsider 8:02 PM
  • "Apple under investigation from Japan's FTC for pressuring parts makers: Report/Around 10 Japanese companies reportedly received demands to give technology and knowledge for free." ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "FTC told by Japan suppliers of pressure used by Apple" Asahi Shimbun 9:39 AM
  • "SoftBank President Leaks iPhone 11 Release Date: Ken Miyauchi says the iPhone 11 will be available 10 days before a new unbundling law comes into effect in Japan on Oct. 1, suggesting Apple's next iPhone launches on Sept. 20." PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Potential iPhone XI Release Date Revealed By SoftBank President" Redmond Pie 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Just Dealt A Major Blow To Facebook With This New IOS Feature" Forbes 12:15 PM
  • "Apple will limit VoIP background data collection from WhatsApp, Snapchat et al in iOS 13" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Apple to Limit Third-Party Messaging Apps on iOS" Thurrott 7:59 AM
  • "Apple locks down unknown VoIP pleasures" Apple Must 12:00 PM
  • "Apple TV's share of streaming device viewing hours up 129% in quarter two" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Creativity and community come together at Apple's Teacher Coding Academies" Apple 7:37 AM
  • "Scam heart rate app is back in the App Store, trying to steal $85/year" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "iOS app tries to scam unsuspecting iPhone users with fake heart rate readings" BGR 4:16 PM
  • "Amazon tempts students away from Apple Music, Spotify, with $0.99/month deal" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple just released four YouTube videos consisting of sounds designed to give people a tingly feeling" CNBC 3:58 PM
  • "Apple ASMR — Satisfying woodshop sounds — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 12:37 PM
  • "Apple ASMR — Crunching sounds on the trail — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 12:37 PM
  • "Apple ASMR — A calm rain at camp — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 12:37 PM
  • "Apple ASMR — Whispers from Ghost Forest — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 12:36 PM
  • "Anamorphic lens on iPhone makes dreamy film in New Zealand" Cult of Mac 2:31 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "At Samsung Unpacked, CEO Satya Nadella escalates Microsoft partnership" AppleInsider 7:40 PM
  • "Samsung's Latest iPhone Challenger Doubles Down on Old Formula" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Twitter may have shared your data without permission" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Google updates Image Search with new scrolling UI... within a scrolling UI" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Tablet for kids had flaws that exposed info, location: Toy maker LeapFrog says it's now secured the devices." CNET 8:17 AM
  • "YouTube Popularity: It's Not a Content Contest/If you're looking for fame and fortune on the popular streaming video platform, likeability matters more than the topic of your channel." PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Laptop Ports, Bug Bounty Program – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-07" The Mac Observer 2:31 PM