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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 20, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Computers Are Learning to Read—But They're Still Not So Smart" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Drinking heartbreak away might actually break your heart: New research links frequent drinking to a disease the Apple Watch claims to track." Inverse 10/19
  • "Apple, Cisco Ask Justices To Toss Dispute Over 1-Line Orders" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 10/19
  • "'South Park' Nears $500 Million Deal for U.S. Streaming Rights" ["One company that probably won't be bidding is Apple Inc., the people said. The tech giant has eschewed controversial programming that could damage its brand, and it's wary of offending China, where it sells a lot of iPhones. 'South Park' was just banned in China after an episode mocked the country's censorship of Western movies and TV."] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/19
  • "House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020: The committee has received tens of thousands of documents from Facebook Inc, Alphabet's Google, Inc and Apple Inc and is expecting more material in the coming weeks, Representative David Cicilline told reporters." Reuters 10/18
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" MacRumors 10/18
  • "These are the top 10 brands in the world in 2019. Facebook isn't one of them." [Apple #1] Business Insider 10/18
  • "O2 drops major hint that next year's iPhones will support 5G" The Inquirer 10/18
  • "Fitbit Wants to Defeat the Apple Watch by Copying the Apple Watch" Softpedia 10/18
  • "Apple's star-studded 'The Morning Show' joins #MeToo conversation" Reuters 10/18
  • "Apple celebrates 'Dickinson,' coming to Apple TV+ November 1" Apple 10/18
  • "Apple Sets Overall Deal With Monica Beletsky" ["Under the multi-year deal, Beletsky will develop and produce television series exclusively for the streamer. This is the first overall of Beletsky's career."] Variety 10/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection 'in the coming months'" The Verge 8:37 PM
  • "Amazon sellers are shipping long-expired food" Engadget 6:42 PM
  • "Huawei admits that US sanctions are hurting" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:46 AM
  • "Google VP says guests should be informed if you have smart devices in the home" Digital Trends 10/19
  • "Lawmakers express 'deep concern' over Blizzard's Hong Kong protest response: A rare bipartisan issue that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Rubio can agree on." Ars Technica 10/19
  • "Apple AR is here. Did you notice? [Cult of Mac Magazine 319] Cult of Mac 10/19
  • "iMore show 678: Social Politeness/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 10/19
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Disney+, Samsung security, and Google" The Loop 10/18
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 247: iPhone SE 2 spec rumors, Beats Solo Pro, Apple TV+ run-up" 9to5Mac 10/18
  • "The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?" Engadget 10/18
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 18, 2019 – AirPods Pro pricing rumors, more" 9to5Mac 10/18
  • "Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/18
  • "iPhone SE 2 is getting BIG upgrades... We fill you in, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/18