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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, August 23, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphones: We're upgrading less often as prices rise and innovation declines/Replacement cycles for smartphones now exceed three years as Apple and Samsung chase higher profits."  ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "The average iPhone has been active for 18 months" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "New iPhone? Galaxy Note 10? Baby Boomers Say No Thanks" PC Magazine 3:54 PM
  • "Apple shares drop after Trump says US 'doesn't need China': The president says US companies should start looking for an alternative."  CNET 3:03 PM
  • "US companies 'hereby ordered' in a Tweet by President Trump to exit China manufacturing" AppleInsider 11:45 AM
  • "Trump tells American businesses to leave China"  Axios 11:44 AM
  • "These are the best things about working at the Apple Store, according to former employees" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook mourns the passing of 'father of GDPR' Giovanni Buttarelli" 9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Eerie light show from couple's Apple iPhone XS units caught on video" phoneArena 9:18 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "FTC, AT&T settle 2014 lawsuit over data slowdowns: court" Reuters 8:33 PM
  • "AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014" AppleInsider 8:33 PM
  • "US phone carriers make empty, unenforceable promises to fight robocalls: All 50 states agree to let telcos keep doing what they're already doing." Ars Technica 3:02 PM
  • "Qualcomm wins a pause in enforcement of FTC ruling" Reuters 11:21 AM
  • "Riding a telemedicine wave, docs trade white coats for the tech life, testing the limits of health care" GeekWire 11:08 AM
  • "Facebook's emails reveal Cambridge Analytica complaints started months earlier than originally claimed" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "Julien Rivoire's 3D concepts imagine modern-day versions of retro tech: The WinAmp Portable Player" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "Google's new entry-level smart speaker will boast omnipresent voice" Business Insider 10:05 AM
  • "Google spooks employee activists with new guidelines for political speech at work" The Verge 11:12 AM
  • "Google's new community guidelines tell employees not to talk politics on internal forums or bad mouth projects without 'good information'" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "Google refused to call out China over disinformation about Hong Kong — unlike Facebook and Twitter — and it could reignite criticism of its links to Beijing"  Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: All about Apple Card" The Loop 3:03 PM
  • "St. Clair Software's Jon Gotow on Getting Apps Ready for macOS Catalina" MacVoices 2:39 PM
  • "Tim Cook, Taylor Swift, and Cleaning Apple Cards – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-23" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 239: Titanium Apple Watch, new iPhone 11 details, Arcade preview leak" 9to5Mac 11:58 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 23, 2019 –¬†Apple Music playlists, 'Designed by Apple' book" 9to5Mac 11:08 AM
  • "Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Health employee exodus on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Vergecast: Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble GIFs" The Verge 8:29 AM