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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, October 12, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Report suggests Apple told TV+ content creators not to paint China in a bad light: Now we know why South Park won't be on Apple TV+..." iMore 7:28 AM
  • "Mac shipments fall ahead of big refreshes as PC sales grow" Cult of Mac 10/11
  • "Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach" Rapid TV News 10/11
  • "Apple Enlists For 'Masters Of The Air,' As Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman Fly From HBO For WWII Series"  Deadline 10/11
  • "Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama 'Masters of Air'" TechCrunch 10/11
  • "Clive Owen Joins Julianne Moore in Apple Drama 'Lisey's Story'" Variety 10/11
  • "Watch: Steve Jobs Lookalike Visits Various Apple Stores, Takes Selfies And Gives Autographs To Fans" Redmond Pie 10/11
Non-Apple News
  • "Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook's Libra in one day: Libra has faced hostile reactions from policymakers." Ars Technica 10:44 AM
  • "Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone's Hong Kong controversy" VentureBeat 10/11
  • "Study Finds Smart TVs Are Spying On You, Maybe That's Why Prices Are So Low" HotHardware 10/11
  • "Facebook Is Losing Its Cover for Libra As More Members Flee: The departures of Visa, Mastercard, and three others mean that more than ever, Libra is Facebook's cryptocurrency project." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/11
  • "Major blow to Facebook's Libra digital currency as eBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out" Telegraph 10/11
  • "Facebook's Libra Association crumbling as Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit: One week after PayPal left the project" The Verge 10/11
  • "Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? New technology is creating some excitement in the formerly ho-hum world of dental care." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/11
  • "Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows" The Verge 10/11
  • "Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks: The company says it's not unusual" The Verge 10/11
  • "Not so fast: Survey says Google's Stadia will chew through data caps" The Next Web 10/11
  • "All Google Stadia games will be playable in 4K at 60fps, here's what it means" Android Authority 10/11
  • "Google Secures 549M Gallons of Groundwater to Cool Servers" PC Magazine 10/11
  • "Blizzard reduces suspension of Hong Kong Hearthstone player and gives back his prize money: But it claims the ban has nothing to do with China" The Verge 10/11
  • "People are firing back at Blizzard by using one of its characters in anti-China memes after the gaming company punished a pro-gamer for defending the Hong Kong protests" Business Insider 10/11
  • "US Tech Giants Are Small Fish In the Chinese Market: American tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have small fractions of market share in China compared with state-backed Chinese e-commerce and social media giants." PC Magazine 10/11
  • "iMore show 677: Solving for Boredom/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 10:46 AM
  • "Apple vs China Over Hong Kong – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-11" The Mac Observer 10/11
  • "A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad: The Vergecast gets into Apple's new software" The Verge 10/11
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of DEVONthink 3" MacVoices 10/11
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 11, 2019 –¬†Twitter returns to the Mac, Apple's 5G modems" 9to5Mac 10/11
  • "Apple's AR Glasses are almost here! Catch the discussion, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/11
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 156: Apple's Content Distribution Arm" Above Avalon 10/11
  • "It's Time to Put Down Your Phone: Webby founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain joins us to talk about her weekly tech Shabbat, a day in which her family abstains from modern technology." [Podcast] Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/11
  • "Rumored new iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard, on the Appleinsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/11