9to5Mac: Apple offering free repairs on Hurricane Harvey-damaged devices, report claims

9to5Mac: Apple offering free repairs on Hurricane Harvey-damaged devices, report claims. “9to5Mac reports that Apple has unofficially been offering free repairs on devices damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Readers have reportedly had water-damaged and impact-damaged iPhones fixed for free by the Apple Store, against regular Apple policy on water damage or physical problems with devices.”

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors

The Mac Observer: Reddit Saved an 80GB Archive of Apple Videos from YouTubs Censors. It really does say YouTubs. “A teenager named Sam Henri created a YouTube account with every Apple video ever made, from commercials, keynotes, and miscellaneous videos going back to 1980. YouTube censors made him take it down, even though it appeared Apple itself didn’t seem to care. But Reddit stepped in and created a torrent of the 80GB archive that anyone can download.”

LA Times: Apple removes all Iranian apps from its App Store

LA Times: Apple removes all Iranian apps from its App Store. “According to the New York Times, Apple reportedly notified Iranian developers whose apps were affected by the ban, saying, ‘Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain U.S. embargoed countries.'”

Analyst: Google’s default search deal worth $3 billion to frenemy Apple (Search Engine Land)

Search Engine Land: Analyst: Google’s default search deal worth $3 billion to frenemy Apple. “As Apple and Google became direct competitors following the rise of Android, industry observers wondered if (and anticipated that) someday, Apple would cease to offer Google as the iPhone’s default search engine. And while Cupertino has diversified away from Google, via Spolight Search, Siri and Bing, Google is still the dominant search tool on the iPhone. Now, a Wall Street analyst, Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein, speculates that Apple may collect as much as $3 billion in ‘services’ revenue this fiscal year from Google.”

Washington Post: Update your Apple devices. Right now.

Washington Post: Update your Apple devices. Right now.. “Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to ‘execute arbitrary code’ — industry-speak for taking over your device. Through the WiFi chip, a hacker may be able to assume control of your device’s processor, the central computer that runs everything else.”