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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 2, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Goldman Hands Out $10 Billion in Credit Lines for Apple Card" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs reveals first Apple Card investment details, $10B in credit lines" 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs Handed Out $10 Billion in Apple Card Credit: Regulatory filings reveal that Goldman Sachs issued approximately $10 billion in credit lines to Apple customers as of September 30." PC Magazine 1:03 PM
  • "Hackers Unlock Any Phone Using Photographed Fingerprints In Just 20 Minutes" Tom's Guide 11/1
  • "Pegasus may have spread its tentacles into several apps: Cybersecurity firms have in the past found the Pegasus software in both the Apple and Android operating systems. WhatsApp said the number of infected users may go up from the current estimate of 1,400, as more people come forward." The Economic Times 11/1
  • "Apple adds 5 new vice presidents to its executive lineup" Cult of Mac 11/1
  • "Goldman Sachs extends $10B in Apple Card credit over first month: According to regulatory filings made public this week, Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs said it doled out about $10 billion in credit lines for the Apple branded credit card in a little over one month." AppleInsider 11/1
  • "How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets" ["Other listings have been promoted in apps approved and provided by Google Play and Apple's App Store, as well as the e-commerce platforms' own websites."] BBC 11/1
  • "Samsung and Huawei are outselling Apple − and it's not even close" TrustedReviews 11/1
  • "Apple Accused of Allowing Apps That Facilitate Modern Slavery" The Mac Observer 11/1
  • "How I made the yawning face and waffle emoji" The Verge 11/1
  • "'Ghostwriter' for Apple TV+ gets an official trailer on launch day" iDownload Blog 11/1
  • "Sources: Apple's Pizza Is Very Good/'I swear, it's the best pizza I have had in the United States.'" Vice 11/1
  • "This mom dressed her kids up as AirPods for Halloween, and yes, it's as adorable as it sounds" Mashable 11/1
Non-Apple News
  • "Zuckerberg's power to hurt Trump" Axios 6:21 PM
  • "Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is the circle of life" Engadget 11:08 AM
  • "Blizzard Apologizes for Mishandling Hong Kong Protests" PC Magazine 1:04 PM
  • "Blizzard CEO apologizes for handling of gamer's Hong Kong protest; some fans want more" Los Angeles Times 8:01 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 face retouching feature built with help of wedding photographers" Digital Trends 6:04 PM
  • "Google pushes further into health care with Fitbit, raising new privacy concerns: The search giant has faced blowback for its health care projects in the past." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming: All Android 8 (Oreo) or later devices are impacted. Google released a patch last month, in October 2019." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Twitter Admits To Exploiting Users' Personal Data" Forbes 11/1
  • "TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review: The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok's growing influence in the United States." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/1
  • "Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources" Reuters 11/1
  • "Here's the new 2019 Motorola Razr before you're supposed to see it" GearBrain 11/1
  • "Facebook reportedly wanted to buy Fitbit but Google paid double" CNET 11/1
  • "Google to acquire Fitbit, valuing the smartwatch maker at about $2.1 billion" CNBC 11/1
  • "Helping more people with wearables: Google to acquire Fitbit" Google 11/1
  • "Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019's tech?" BBC 11/1
  • "Apple pulled off an ingenious trick with its AirPods Pro billboards" Cult of Mac 11/1
  • "Huawei's next tablet might look like the iPad Pro" Engadget 11/1
  • "The RCS hack for Android is starting to break: Why don't good things last?" Android Central 11/1
  • "Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web" Business Insider 11/1
  • "AirPods Pro: Go pro or go home [Cult of Mac Magazine 321] Cult of Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Podcast: Samsung Developer Conference, Apple and Facebook Earnings" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "iMore show 680: Ambicopular" iMore 11/1
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 268, With Special Guest Dave Mark" Daring Fireball 11/1
  • "The Dalrymple Report: AirPods Pro Hands On and HomePod" The Loop 11/1
  • "The Engadget Podcast: Do you need Apple's AirPods Pro?" Engadget 11/1
  • "AirPods Pro, Other True Wireless Earbuds – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-01" The Mac Observer 11/1
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 01, 2019 – Apple TV+ debuts, more" 9to5Mac 11/1
  • "Apple's Q4 Earnings, Apple TV+ vs HBO Max, & possible 2020 MacBook Pros on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/1
  • "AirPods Pro! We got'em, and we discuss their pros and cons, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 11/1
  • "Deep Listening: On this week's podcast, we talk about Apple's new AirPods, why they cost so much, and how they are impacting our culture." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/1
  • "Briefing -The Rode VideoMic Me-L" MacVoices 11/1