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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 11, 2019


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Kim Rozenfeld Steps Down As Apple Head Of Current Programming & Unscripted, Segues To First-Look Deal/EXCLUSIVE: Following the November 1 launch of Apple TV+, the streamer is realigning its executive ranks under toppers Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, combining development and current into a single-executive structure." Deadline 2:47 PM
  • "Alibaba Singles Day 2019: Record sales on biggest shopping day" ["Some of the top-selling products early in the day included the 5G version of Huawei's Mate 30 Pro smartphone, as well as Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max."] CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone 11 triumphs during Alibaba's record-breaking Singles Day in China" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Apple tried and failed to break RED's stranglehold on RAW video: It'll likely have to pay to license its ProRes RAW codec."  Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Red prevails over Apple in Rawcode patent challenge" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple removes Instagram stalking app from App Store: The Like Patrol app promised to keep tabs on partners' activity on Instagram. Apple says the app violated its guidelines." CNET 10:34 AM
  • "Apple throws Instagram 'stalker' app off store" BBC 1:07 PM
  • "Apple just removed an app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on Instagram" Business Insider 1:21 PM
  • "The augmented reality app helping veterans manage anxiety"  Apple 8:37 AM
  • "New iPhone 12 renders imagine slab sides, smaller notch, four 'cameras'" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Honors Veterans Day With Website Banner, Activity Challenge on Apple Watch, and More" MacRumors 9:27 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro video camera flexes its muscle in muscle car film." Cult of Mac 11:59 AM
  • "Teachers: Make your pupils' parents buy them an iPad to use at school. Oh and did you pack sunglasses for the Apple-funded jolly? iGiant paid for Irish educators to attend events abroad – report" The Register 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ransomware attack at Mexico's Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Child porn runs rampant on big tech platforms despite detection and prevention methods, according to New York Times investigation" Business Insider 8:53 PM
  • "What Do You Know About Me? It's way too difficult to find out what data companies are collecting about you." Slate 3:39 PM
  • "Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension" Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "Google Stadia only has a dozen launch games" BetaNews 3:37 PM
  • "Google secret project gathers health data of millions of Americans: WSJ" Reuters 1:38 PM
  • "Google may be secretly gathering millions of personal health records with alleged 'Project Nightingale'" The Verge 1:38 PM
  • "Google's Secret 'Project Nightingale' Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans: Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed" [Paid Membership Required] 1:38 PM
  • "Back-2-school hacking: Kaspersky blames pesky script kiddies for rash of DDoS cyber hooliganism/Educational institutions main target during September spike" The Register 11:59 AM
  • "Twitter wants your feedback on its proposed deepfakes policy: The company proposes warning labels—is that enough?" Ars Technica 11:38 AM
  • "Doctors are testing the use of VR headsets instead of general anaesthetics for young patients" ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "YouTube says it has 'no obligation' to host anyone's video: Other changes affect children's content" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "Apple is changing the world of enterprise IT: Sunil Patro, founder and CEO at SignEasy, talks about Apple's commitment to the enterprise – and why India is an important part of the future." Computerworld 4:03 PM
  • "Tech Columnist and Author Mike Elgan -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 3:40 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 138 – Rethinking Apple's TV App in Light of TV+" MacStories 2:46 PM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien Interview, Apple and Veterans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-11" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "For All Mankind Imagines an Alternate History for NASA: The creator of Apple TV+'s launch title talks to WIRED's Peter Rubin about what it would look like if the Russians beat us to the moon." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:38 AM