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Monday, May 25, 2015
Checked 2:25 AM; Last Updated 7:45 PM CDT; 00:45 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone's entrance caught BlackBerry unawares, then it was too late: WSJ" CNBC 4:57 PM
  • "More phones, more wrecks? Distracted driving on the rise" CNBC 1:09 PM
  • "Watch the unboxing of a $10,000 Apple Watch" Fortune 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Watch, Sony Xperia Z3 And Other Hot Summer Gadgets" InformationWeek 7:43 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak: 'US would look like Dubai if it didn't spend all its money on military'" Arabian Business 7:45 AM
  • "Apple And Google Just Attended A Confidential Spy Summit In A Remote English Mansion" The Intercept 5/23
  • "Apple and Google met with spy chiefs at an 18th-century mansion in England to secretly discuss government surveillance" Business Insider 5/23
  • "Millennials have a clear favorite when asked which tech company is their 'ideal employer'" ["Nearly 20% of millennials say Google is their ideal employer. 13% of millennials named Apple, and 9% listed Facebook as their ideal place to work."] Business Insider 5/23
  • "IBM Joins Wearables Fray with Enterprise Apple Watch Apps" Datamation 5/23
  • "Prince Andrew spotted wearing a new £12,000 Apple Watch at Buckingham Palace event" Daily Mail (UK) 5/23
  • "Uber Hires Legal Counsel from Apple to Work on Privacy Issues" Modmyi 5/23
  • "Best Buy Delivers $200 Price Cut To Already Discounted 27-Inch 5K Retina iMac" HotHardware 5/23
  • "One Place You Won't Find the Steve Jobs Trailer: Apple's Site" Digital Trends 5/23
  • "Apple attends 'spy summit' to discuss data privacy, mass surveillance issues" AppleInsider 5/22
  • "IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product"  Computerworld 5/22
  • "Apple and IBM push MobileFirst apps onto Apple Watch" V3 5/22
  • "Apple Watch targets the enterprise as IBM apps get smartwatch support" The Inquirer 5/22
  • "Fitbit leads in fitness tracker popularity, but Apple Watch poised to gain ground" AppleInsider 5/22
  • "Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast" iTV News 5/22
  • "An iPhone saved a man's life when it absorbed a shotgun blast" Business Insider 5/22
  • "Forget being an iPhone 6 killer, Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster for Samsung" Cult of Android 5/22
  • "Dallas inventor sues Container Store over his patented, 'elegant' iPhone holder" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 5/22
  • "Apple-loving Kanye West could debut next album on Beats Music refresh" Cult of Mac 5/22
  • "Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West's new album may be an Apple Music exclusive" BGR 5/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Amid Restructuring, Blackberry Calls for More Layoffs" PC Magazine 7:43 PM
  • "BlackBerry jobs to go from software, hardware, apps businesses" ZDNet 7:43 PM
  • "No time to eat in Silicon Valley, so techies chug their protein" New York Times 7:38 PM
  • "Smart glasses begin to take hold in the enterprise" VentureBeat 4:57 PM
  • "After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity" Associated Press 4:56 PM
  • "Elon Musk is terrified that Google CEO Larry Page will accidentally create 'evil' robots that take over the world" Business Insider 4:57 PM
  • "Google Patent Outlines 'Smart Toys' That Rule Your House With Iron Fist" HotHardware 4:45 PM
  • "There is a crazy theory going around Prague that says Google will acquire Twitter" Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Galaxy S6: Samsung denies reports that handset is selling slower than the Galaxy S5" V3 7:38 AM
  • "The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost" Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Shocker: Americans Don't Think Their Data Can Stay Private" Wired 7:34 AM
  • "The Next Roomba May Recognize All Your Crap" Wired 7:34 AM
  • "Has tech giant Google peaked?" AAP 5/23
  • "Samsung is 'placing the wrong bet' on its flagship smartphone and now the company is going into total meltdown"  Business Insider 5/23
  • "Mozilla Euthanizes $25 Firefox Phone, Will Focus On 'Quality' Products" HotHardware 5/23
  • "Here's how badly we're getting ripped off by our mobile phone providers: UK's Three offers unlimited data and texts (even roaming to US) all for £20 ($31)." ["My fellow Americans, let me (again) re-iterate how badly we're all getting overcharged: Three offers a 30-day prepaid plan with unlimited data, unlimited texts, and 200 minutes of domestic calling, all for £20 ($31). That's about one-third less than what I pay right now Stateside."]  Ars Technica 5/23
  • "90% of Americans want privacy, less than 10% believe they can get it" GeekWire 5/23
  • "Personalization study findings: Email is top channel; social, web, ads next; data needs vary" VentureBeat 5/23
  • "Sega confirms plans to axe more iOS and Android games" Digital Spy 5/23
  • "Bring On the New Emoji! It's great to see Unicode tweaking emoji to make them even more useful." PC Magazine 5/23
  • "Android Factory Reset Proven Useless, User Data Still Recoverable... 630 Million Devices Affected" HotHardware 5/23
  • "Android's faulty factory reset tool leaves 500 million users open to attack" V3 5/23
  • "BlackBerry Cuts Jobs Worldwide in Smartphone Consolidation" Bloomberg 5/22
  • "Jay Z Under Fire by Black Scholar for 'Pulling Out the Race Card' in Tidal Debate" The Wrap 5/22
  • "Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets" Engadget 5/22
  • "Private I: The network vulnerability is coming from inside the house!" Macworld 5/22
  • "Think factory reset wipes your data from Android phones? Think again" ZDNet 5/22
  • "Interview: Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch on snagging HBO, competing with Apple, and the future of TV" TechnoBuffalo 7:46 AM
  • "The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 2 – Apple in Asia & Luxury – Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong" asymco 5/22
  • "Podcast: Exponent 046 - Everything Has a Price" Stratechery 5/22
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-22: Fingerprints to Google and Apple Watch Heartrate Monitoring" The Mac Observer 5/22
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts" AppleInsider 5/22