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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 22, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A journey into the Valley of Fire — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 12:32 PM
  • "Streisand effect drives book Apple tried to ban to no. 1 on Amazon" Cult of Mac 2/21
  • "New Apple book hits #2 on German bestseller list following attempted ban" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "Apple chipmaker sends 800 workers home due to coronavirus fears" Cult of Mac 2/21
  • "Apple Maps Expands 3D Street View Feature to Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C." MacRumors 2/21
  • "Apple gets restraining order against man stalking Tim Cook, hearing to follow" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "Californian man served with restraining order for allegedly 'stalking' Apple CEO Tim Cook" The Register 2/21
  • "Apple Gets Restraining Order Against Indian-origin Man For Stalking Tim Cook - TechShout" TechShout 2/21
  • "Challo pushes enterprise collaboration across company walls: A new enterprise collaboration system for iOS means companies can work together better—and more securely—than before." Computerworld 2/21
Non-Apple News
  • "AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria: It could wipe out resistant bacteria strains." Engadget 8:58 PM
  • "Japan Rolls Out 10Gbps Internet Speeds For Just $55 A Month" HotHardware 4:24 PM
  • "Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for, according to experts" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos: Now that they're everywhere, is it time for Vine to make a comeback? The founder of Byte hopes so." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Don't worry, Alexa and friends only record you up to 19 times a day: Have you ever wondered how often your smart speaker accidentally activates itself? A study from Northeastern University tried to find oiut." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Companies are stealing influencers' faces: And there's not much they can do about it." Ars Technica 7:47 AM
  • "Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda: The retailer said it was listening, but defended its right to sell books 'that some may find objectionable.'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/21
  • "Future Android 11 Phones could include new Backside Tapping Gestures to call up the camera, Google Assistant & more" Patently Apple 2/21
  • "Fox reportedly considers buying Tubi while NBCUniversal eyes Vudu: Reports last year said Walmart was thinking of selling its on-demand video service Vudu." CNET 2/21
  • "NBCUniversal in Talks to Acquire Streaming Service Vudu from Walmart" [Paid Membership Required] 2/21
  • "Congress Wants To Blow Up Encryption Ensuring Your Privacy, And They May Get Away With It" HotHardware 2/21
  • "FBI recommends passphrases over password complexity" ZDNet 2/21
  • "Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI" BBC 2/21
  • "Google cracks down on location-tracking Android apps" Ars Technica 2/21
  • "Google Testing New Double-Tap Gesture on Back of Pixel Phones for Launching Camera, Assistant, and More" MacRumors 2/21
  • "Can computer translators ever beat speaking a foreign tongue?" BBC 2/21
  • "See how 'The Mandalorian' used Unreal Engine for its real-time digital sets: Actors interact with the projected backgrounds rather than green screens." Engadget 2/21
  • "Trump report bizarrely claims net neutrality repeal raised incomes $50B a year: Trump economic report relies on 'pseudo-economics.'" Ars Technica 2/21
  • "FCC forced to ask for public feedback on net neutrality repeal" Engadget 2/21
  • "EU Petition: Set Your Sign for Repairable Smartphones" iFixit 2/21
  • "MacVoices #20088: Briefing – The myCharge Hub Turbo" MacVoices 2/21
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Fold phones, fingernails and Amazing Stories" The Loop 2/21
  • "Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-21" The Mac Observer 2/21
  • "New iPads Pros, new AirPods and AirTags are incoming! We discuss, on The CultCastCult of Mac 2/21
  • "277: Obligatory Cyberdog Reference" The Rebound 2/21
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 265: Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "My Last Conversation with Larry Tesler" TidBITS 2/21
  • "iPad for Work, Apple's Coronavirus issues, and Apple TV+ on AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/21