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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, August 11, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Augmented Reality [AR]T Walks Kick Off In Cities Around The World" Redmond Pie 7:36 AM
  • "Heavy sleepers, beware: Researchers bypass Apple FaceID using glasses with tape" Digital Trends 1:25 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Or iPad Contacts App Could Be Leaking Your Private Data" HotHardware 7:07 PM
  • "People are having stress dreams about losing their AirPods" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "Your iPhone contacts list could be a vulnerable target: Check Point researchers demonstrate flaw in common database software by showing how it could be used on Apple smartphones"  MarketWatch 8/10
  • "Apple's iOS Contacts app claimed to be vulnerable to SQLite hack" AppleInsider 8/10
  • "Apple's iPhone FaceID Hacked In Less Than 120 Seconds" Forbes 8/10
  • "Apple Watch Continues To Dominate Smart Watch Market With 46% Share In Q2 2019" Redmond Pie 8/10
  • "New Apple store opens in Aventura" [Video Report] Miami Herald 8/10
  • "Aventura's new Apple Store: Grand opening photos and details" 9to5Mac 8/10
  • "Key Apple Health researcher departs for new role at the Gates Foundation" 9to5Mac 8/10
  • "Uh-Oh! Is Apple Expanding the Restriction on NFC to Include Mobile Identity?" PaymentsJournal 8/10
Non-Apple News
  • "Ninja disgusted with Twitch after pornography appears on his channel: The Fortnite pro criticizes the video streaming giant for using his offline channel to promote content across the site." CNET 7:32 PM
  • "Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)" Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to investigate George Soros' finances: Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., told employees to investigate the financial interests of billionaire George Soros in response to his January criticism of the social media giant." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 PM
  • "Security researchers find that DSLR cameras are vulnerable to ransomware attack: Canon has issued a security advisory and firmware patch for the vulnerability" The Verge 1:48 PM
  • "The android Turning Test can tell us whether a robot is effectively a person" The Next Web 12:29 PM
  • "Despite the looming threat of Amazon's cloud, some software companies are going all in on free software. Others are fighting back" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11:26 AM
  • "An American teenager just won $3 million playing video games. The founder of an esports ETF told us why it might be a turning point for the exploding industry." Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Gadgets can be hacked to produce 'dangerous' sounds, says researcher" BBC 7:24 AM
  • "Warning As 4G Hotspots Are Hacked, Putting Millions Of Users At Risk" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "Teen Hacker Discovers Bugs In Education Software Exposing Millions Of Student Records" HotHardware 8/10
  • "12 former Facebook insiders who ditched the company and are now outspoken critics" Business Insider 8/10
  • "To prevent disasters like the Capital One hack from happening again, experts say Amazon Web Services could do more to protect customers from themselves" Business Insider 8/10
  • "Blow out your knee? Hope your surgeon's got a VR headset: VR gets much-needed validation as a surgical training tool." Ars Technica 8/10
  • "iMore show 668: Robots and Hair Products" iMore 7:23 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple Card, Yelp, and Time Machine" The Loop 8/10
  • "'A Clear Eyed Look At Dishwashers', With Special Guest John Siracusa: Special guest John Siracusa finally returns to the show. Topics include the Siri voice recording fiasco, Siracusa's epic Mac OS X reviews, and making good ice." Daring Fireball 8/10
  • "Podcast: Samsung Unpacked, Note 10, Apple Card" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/10
  • "Apple's ASMR Venture, LOL Samsung, AAPL Buybacks with Charlotte Henry -ACM 520" The Mac Observer 8/10