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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Checked 12:05 AM; Last Updated 9:15 PM CDT; 02:15 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "This tech giant is giving Apple a run for its money: When it comes to computers, consumers have consistently ranked Apple at the top of the list. But now another computer maker is rising in consumers' estimation -- and giving Apple a run for its money -- according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The runner-up is Samsung, the Korean manufacturer that among many other things produces laptops, Chromebooks and monitors. In many cases, the Samsung products are considerably less expensive than Apple's."  Moneywatch 8:22 AM
  • "ACSI: Customer Satisfaction With PCs Rebounds as Tablets Improve" ["Apple remains the overall leader in the PC industry, unchanged at 84, but Samsung leaps 6 percent to 83 in its second year of ACSI tracking. Amazon, which manufactures only tablets, gets a 3 percent boost to 80, while Acer, ASUS and Dell tie for the next spot at 78."] PRNewswire 9:02 AM
  • "iPhones Dominate Smartphone Market Share for Internet Usage" WebpageFX 2:02 PM
  • "Apple still leads in smartwatch sales, but sector growth slow, says Kantar Worldpanel" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Aetna Will Subsidize Apple Watch in First U.S. Insurer Deal" Bloomberg 2:36 PM
  • "Aetna to offer Apple Watch at a discount to certain customers" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidize Cost for Customers" MacRumors 1:33 PM
  • "Health insurer Aetna to offer customer & employee discounts on Apple Watch" AppleInsider 12:57 PM
  • "Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone"  Jeff Reifman 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Music's Partnership With Drake Continues to Flourish" AppAdvice 11:10 AM
  • "Cupertino Finally Opens up About Apple Music's Biggest New Feature" AppAdvice 10:42 AM
  • "Mary J. Blige will interview Hillary Clinton in potentially awkward Apple Music show" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Hillary Clinton Alienates the Spotify Vote: Hillary Clinton appears to be Apple Music's new spokesperson." Gizmodo 7:11 AM
  • "Can Anything distract these 6-year-old girls from their iPads?" Today 10:32 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin clash over the Mac" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Elon Musk will need one million Mars colonists to get the ticket price down to $200,000: Space travel isn't profitable — not yet anyway." Recode 9:15 PM
  • "Roku Unveils 5 New Streaming Video Devices" eWeek 6:27 PM
  • "Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo" Associated Press 10:05 AM
  • "New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems" AppleInsider 9:55 AM
  • "Google announces Google Station to offer fast Wi-Fi services everywhere" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "Google wants to bring affordable, public Wi-Fi to the world: The company is seeking out partners happy to spread the Google Station initiative to more countries." ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "This Was the Most Tweeted Presidential Debate Ever" Time 7:10 AM
  • "Full transcript: Walt Mossberg and Dan Frommer talk Apple on Too Embarrassed to Ask/Mossberg and Frommer joined Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Lauren Goode on this special Apple Event episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 9:06 PM
  • "The Talk Show: 'You've Got The Nubbin', With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell" Daring Fireball 8:46 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-27: HealthKit for Diagnosis, Roku vs Apple TV" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "'Firmware Fantastic' - Digital Photography Podcast 551" The Digital Story 10:33 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 154: These guys have no idea" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM