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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 12, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "2020 U.S. Top Brand Intimacy Rankings" [Apple #3] Brand Intimacy 1:35 PM
  • "U.S. consumers now more connected to Amazon than Apple, report warns" Apple Must 1:44 PM
  • "Apple Just Made A Striking New Security Move That Could Impact All Users" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Pay accounts for 5% of global card transactions, growing to rival PayPal: It's expected to be 10% within 5 years" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "AirPods The Most Popular Earbuds With Samsung Struggling To Keep Up" Redmond Pie 8:43 AM
  • "He's Stared Down Activists and Apple, and Is Still in Charge: After a career spent working on 'very important backup plans,' Steve Mollenkopf has steered Qualcomm through one rough patch after another." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook takes to Twitter to commemorate Black History Month" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Man killed in Tesla crash had complained about Autopilot: An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X hit a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway had complained before his death that the SUV's Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened." Yahoo News Video 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Iowa Democratic Party chair resigns after caucus app debacle: The app caused a massive delay in results." CNET 7:41 PM
  • "Samsung links with Netflix to vie with Apple's in-house entertainment: World's top smartphone maker looks beyond hardware as 5G dawns" Nikkei 6:30 PM
  • "The FTC is cracking down on influencer marketing on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok: It's calling for a public review of whether Endorsement Guides are working" The Verge 4:23 PM
  • "Essential, Andy Rubin's phone company, is shutting down" The Verge 2:00 PM
  • "Android co-creator's phone company Essential to close" BBC 1:57 PM
  • "New Poll finds Americans Overwhelmingly Support Right to Repair" iFixit 11:21 AM
  • "With In-Car AR, Drivers Get a New View of the Road Ahead: New augmented reality-equipped navigation screens are the latest in an arms race among upscale auto makers like Mercedes and Cadillac." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Mobile World Congress 2020 Officially Cancelled Due To Deadly Coronavirus" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Mobile World Congress show canceled because of coronavirus fears" MarketWatch 1:58 PM
  • "Mobile World Congress canceled after coronavirus fears make it 'impossible' to stage giant event" GeekWire 1:57 PM
  • "Organizers poised to call off Mobile World Congress: sources" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: At last, a phone to be seen with/Samsung says its latest folding phone is aimed at the fashion conscious. Well, it's about time." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "#281: Oligarch Modder Community/Stephen and Myke launch new careers as iPhone designers and Federico keeps refreshing Apple Music. Also: Swift Playgrounds on the Mac, Apple News+ and a few things we are currently enjoying." Relay FM: Connected 4:01 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 070: 'Crazy speculation town'" 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
  • "Swift Playgrounds on macOS, AirPod Domination – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-12" The Mac Observer 1:34 PM
  • "276: The Definition of Mixed Reviews" The Rebound 11:21 AM
  • "9to5Mac Watch Time episode 15: watchOS 7 concepts with Matt Birchler" 9to5Mac 11:11 AM