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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, October 26, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Craig Federighi offers aspiring programmer advice for the future: Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has offered some advice to an aspiring programmer in an email, with the Apple executive advising to keep studying, become an expert, broaden their horizons, and to follow their heart." AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Apple in discussions with United Airlines to upgrade San Francisco Airport: Probably not the AirPort upgrade some Apple fans were hoping for..." iMore 9:40 AM
  • "Disney and Apple are pushing us into the era of the $25 million TV episode" Quartz 7:47 AM
  • "Florida man gets 4 and-a-half years in prison for Apple Pay fraud worth $1.5 million: Daniel Butler got 54 months in federal prison." iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Florida man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for $1.5 million Apple Pay fraud conspiracy" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's sustainability goals continue to grow, encouraging others to follow their lead" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple awarded prize for 'environmental leadership' in China" Cult of Mac 10/25
  • "Apple picks up CITI 'outstanding brand' award for its environmental work in China" iMore 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade isn't the only subscription: GameClub revives old iOS games/The service is curated by TouchArcade's Eli Hodapp." Ars Technica 10/25
  • "Man gets four years in prison for $1.5M Apple Pay fraud" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "These 17 iPhone apps have been removed from the Apple App Store for delivering malware: Researchers uncover malicious iPhone applications in Apple's official marketplace after apps bypassed security measures by hiding code behind a C&C server." ZDNet 10/25
  • "17 malware iPhone apps removed from App Store after evading Apple's review" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Apple and Google remove 50+ malicious apps that stole your data" The Next Web 10/25
  • "Apple removed 18 harmful apps from the App Store, but some of them are still available for Android users" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Behind AT&T's plan to take on Netflix, Apple and Disney with HBO Max" Reuters 10/25
  • "Donald Trump berates Apple CEO Tim Cook for removing the iPhone home button"  Business Insider 10/25
  • "Donald Trump tried to give Tim Cook iPhone design advice"  Mashable 10/25
  • "In tweet, President Trump laments loss of iPhone home button" Reuters 10/25
  • "Apple's Former Top Insider Trading Lawyer Charged With... You Guessed it" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Government Emergency Alerts could arrive in streaming services 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses his iPhone's Screen Time feature to limit his Twitter use to 2 hours a day" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Tim Cook Dines with President Barack Obama and Robert De Niro in New York" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "YouTuber Creates Music Video Using Just An iPhone 11, A Cheap Grip, And Monopod" Redmond Pie 10/25
  • "Privacy on iPhone — Simple as that — Apple" YouTube 10/25
Non-Apple News
  • "HBO Max to Include Ad-Supported Tier, Live TV in 2021: It'll launch with on-demand content from new and existing properties, but HBO Max's future should include advertisements and live programming." PC Magazine 7:53 PM
  • "Trolls and Qualcomm invite UK Supreme Court to render Non-Discrimination part of FRAND meaningless: Unwired Planet v. Huawei" Foss Patents 3:31 PM
  • "Adobe left 7.5 million Creative Cloud user records exposed online: Exposed data primarily includes emails, but not passwords or financial information." ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Who's Stalking Mobile App Users? Finding and controlling the third-party code (3PC) app publishers don't know about" The Media Trust 10/25
  • "Your iPhone/Android apps are (probably) watching you..." Apple Must 10/25
  • "Lawmaker Kills Repair Bill Because 'Cellphones Are Throwaways': A New Hampshire lawmaker suggested that we shouldn't fix the $1,000 devices we buy and instead we will 'just get a new one.'" Vice 10/25
  • "TCL's zigzag concertina-style folding smartphone has 1 screen and 2 hinges" Digital Trends 10/25
  • "Goodbye, SMS, There's a New Messaging Sheriff in Town: A more flexible and media-rich messaging system is coming to American wireless networks in 2020." Motley Fool 10/25
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard" The Verge 10/25
  • "Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung: The Hearthstone pro, also known as Chung Ng Wai, was blocked from competing after voicing support for protesters in Hong Kong." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Google is improving 10 percent of searches by understanding language context" The Verge 10/25
  • "Google promises to replace Home devices bricked by flawed firmware update" ZDNet 10/25
  • "Zuckerberg's news pitch" Axios 10/25
  • "A Former Facebook Insider on Why It's So Hard for the Tech Giant to Get Elections Right" Slate 10/25
  • "iMore show 679: Not Depressing Enough/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 3:37 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Catalina, iOS and Alexa, Google security" The Loop 10/25
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 157: Let's Talk Apple and China" Above Avalon 10/25
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos Again" MacVoices 10/25
  • "Happy Birthday iPod! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-25" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Vergecast: reviewing the Pixel 4 and the calm before the streaming wars" The Verge 10/25
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 248: 16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro leaks! We talk about them, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/25
  • "Waiting for MacBook Pro, replacing passports with iPhones, and looking forward to Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/25