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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, August 17, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Decreasing Its Number Of Self-Driving Cars On The Road In California" macReports 8/16
  • "Apple Siri vs Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: Tests reveal which is smartest/Voice assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google all improve on smartphones but Google Assistant is still top dog."  ZDNet 8/16
  • "Apple is looking for a giant new office in New York City, report claims" Business Insider 8/16
  • "Apple challenges RED over RAW patent legitimacy"  News Shooter 8/16
  • "Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook" Reuters 8/16
  • "Trump says Apple is spending 'vast sums of money in the U.S.' and he's having dinner with the CEO" CNBC 8/16
  • "President Trump to dine with Tim Cook, says Apple spending 'vast sums of money' in US" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Google and Apple are courting the education sector with new tools for students" The Next Web 8/16
  • "Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October" Cult of Mac 8/16
Non-Apple News
  • "Uncertainty hangs over Foxconn's newest China factory as trade war and economic slowdown take a toll: Guangzhou facility was supposed to begin operations next month, but now everyone involved is 'a bit embarrassed' over its uncertain future" South China Morning Post 9:15 PM
  • "Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license" Ars Technica 6:36 PM
  • "Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program: If you bought an old model, you might be stuck with it." Engadget 6:35 PM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "YouTube Originals will be free beginning September 24 to non-paying users" Neowin 8:14 AM
  • "Hot summer for Ninth Circuit motions panel: Qualcomm's motion to stay enforcement of FTC remedies still pending after more than 3 weeks" Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 8/16
  • "The OPPO Reno 2 packs four cameras and supports 20x zoom" The Next Web 8/16
  • "A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Implanting AI chips in your mind could cause you to lose yourself, says scientist" The Next Web 8/16
  • "YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers: The crowdfunding service, called Fundo, was created as part of Area 120." Engadget 8/16
  • "YouTube shuts down music companies' use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue" TechCrunch 8/16
  • "Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack" Engadget 8/16
  • "Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode: Feature Kaspersky added in 2015 also made it possible to be ID'd across different browsers." Ars Technica 8/16
  • "iMore show 669: Resigning to the Chaos/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 3:41 PM
  • "Macstock -Iain Dunn Wins The Prize For The Longest Trip to Macstock" MacVoices 11:22 AM
  • "Flaming Trash Can Gifs – The TouchArcade Show #412" Touch Arcade 8/16
  • "The Dalrymple Report: App Store links, Twitter and Google Assistant" The Loop 8/16
  • "Macstock -Brett Terpstra On Writers' Block And Getting Around It" MacVoices 8/16
  • "Meet The Tech Who Found Apple's Plan to Discourage Independent Repair" iFixit 8/16
  • "Apple's Job Footprint, EU Tax Case – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-16" The Mac Observer 8/16
  • "Apple Card, 'iPhone 11" leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8/16