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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 25, 2020


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Johnson & Johnson Launches Heartline™, the First-of-its-Kind, Virtual Study Designed to Explore if a New iPhone App and Apple Watch Can Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke"  PRNewswire 8:21 AM
  • "Apple, J&J to study if Apple Watch can help reduce stroke risk" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Working With Johnson & Johnson on 'Heartline Study' Aimed at Reducing Risk of Stroke" MacRumors 8:21 AM
  • "Clinical trial will see if Apple devices can reduce the risk of strokes" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR and iPhone 11 were most popular 2019 smartphones – Omdia" Apple Must 7:20 PM
  • "Tesco opens its first cashless store with contactless and Apple Pay but experts say it leaves vulnerable shoppers frozen out" Daily Mail (UK) 9:16 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XR dominated smartphone market in 2019, study finds"  AppleInsider 9:17 PM
  • "Apple tries to have VirnetX VPN patent ruling overturned again, US Supremes say no... again" The Register 10:03 AM
  • "FTC sending $1.7 million in refunds to consumers who were tricked by Apple tech support scam" 9to5Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Foxconn offers incentives for workers in China: Foxconn Technology is providing a series of incentives to encourage the return and recruitment of more employees for its major assembly plants in Shenzhen and Chengzhou, China, seeking to fulfill as many shipments of iPhones as possible to Apple, according to industry sources." DigiTimes 7:22 AM
  • "Foxconn offers perks to try and woo people back to work" Cult of Mac 7:23 AM
  • "The world's biggest iPhone factory is reportedly offering $1,000 bonuses to entice workers after being shut down over coronavirus" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Redesigned Apple Fairview opens February 29 in Toronto" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Exclusive Survey Reveals Discrimination Against Visa Workers at Tech's Biggest Companies" ["Employees at Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Uber, and Facebook accounted for a quarter of all feedback."] Medium: OneZero 10:03 AM
  • "Survey of workers at Apple and elsewhere highlights H-1B visa controversy" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger to step down: Longtime Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger will relinquish reins to the entertainment giant effective immediately, the company announced on Tuesday." AppleInsider 4:09 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Electronics says UK website error exposed data of 150 customers" Reuters 9:03 PM
  • "The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free: Included are images from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo" The Verge 6:00 PM
  • "Jif and Giphy team up for limited-edition peanut butter to settle the GIF pronunciation debate" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Google Maps has been ramping up advertising in the app, and already has brands including Dunkin' and Walgreens buying in" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Kelly and Ian Betteridge – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-25" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 332: So high, so fast, so quickly" iDownload Blog 7:43 AM