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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 15, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Under lawmakers' pressure, Apple tweaks address-book privacy policy" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:28 PM
  • "Apple to Ban Stealthy IPhone Contact Data Harvesting" Computerworld 8:28 PM
  • "Apple: Apps using address data are in violation, fix to come" CNET News 8:07 PM
  • "Apple: Apps need 'explicit approval' before collecting user contacts" CNN 8:27 PM
  • "Apple slashes iAd pricing again as AdMob onslaught continues?" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Apple #1 in Product Placement – Products Like iPad Appear in 42.5% of Top US Movies" PadGadget 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone is more popular than ever" TG Daily 1:21 PM
  • "Gartner: iPhone market share set to slip from Q1" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Apple crowned top smartphone vendor of 2011 by Gartner" CNET News 8:46 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung on smartphone sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Apple overtakes Samsung as top smartphone vendor" New York Post 9:14 AM
  • "Apple tops 2011 As The #1 Brand And Best Buy Is The #1 Retailer – NPD" MacPrices 12:34 PM
  • "Apple claims firm broke trademark agreement" China Daily 11:19 PM
  • "Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "As Proview seeks iPad China ban, government says no chance" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Chinese Customs Tells Proview That Ban of iPad Exports Would be Difficult" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple Asked To Remove IPads From Chinese Storefront -Sources" [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 PM
  • "Amazon Suspends iPad Sales in China" [Paid Membership Required] 11:02 PM
  • "More Chinese cities halt Apple iPad orders -reports" Reuters 11:20 PM
  • "Apple voluntarily pulls iPads from online Chinese stores" Electronista 8:44 AM
  • "Ordinary Chinese Divided on IPad Trademark Dispute" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Apple most trusted brand in America according to Harris RQ survey" AppleTell 8:33 AM
  • "Some iOS developers used 'well-known' download bots to manipulate App Store top 25" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Apple iOS developers: We'll adjust to privacy change" CNET News 8:04 PM
  • "iPad market share hit by deep PlayBook price cut in Canada" AppleInsider 4:50 PM
  • "FLA chief calls Foxconn facilities 'first class'" CNET News 8:06 PM
  • "AT&T data throttling and the great customer ripoff: AT&T is slowing unlimited data customers to a crawl when they hit a mysterious unspecified monthly data usage level. Doesn't sound so unlimited, does it?"  ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "British Airways Cabin Crews Tap Into Apple IPads for Lowdown on VIP Flyers" Bloomberg 8:29 PM
  • "Logan City Council relieves SOE stress with iPads" iTNews Australia 11:19 PM
  • "Photography Exhibit Augments Reality With iPhone App" App Advice 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "iPhone competition hurts Clearwire's growth as loss widens" CNET News 4:55 PM
  • "Handwriting recognition comes to Kindle Touch, thanks to Puzzazz" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO's new hurdle: board challenge/Company, analysts call Third Point bid potentially disruptive" MarketWatch 12:23 PM
  • "Hockey-playing robot can stick it to you" CNET News 12:29 PM
  • "This Amazing Coffee-Filled Robot Can Beat You at Darts" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Call of Duty prank leads to real-life SWAT raid" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "Start-up company Aereo will stream local TV channels, provide online DVR" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "New Processor to Cut Cost of LTE Smartphones, Says Renesas" IDG News Service 11:12 AM
  • "Motorola 'Intel inside' Android 4.0 phone spied on web" Register Hardware 11:43 AM
  • "RIM: PlayBook 2.0 Likely Coming During MWC" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "Double trouble for Phil Falcone's LightSquared" New York Post 11:05 AM
  • "Norton gets personal with One" Download 10:07 AM
  • "HTC reportedly working on streaming music service" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Google tightens its Wallet after PIN reset goof" The Register 11:42 AM
  • "Urgent Tweet In Kenya Village: Help, Sheep Missing" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "Thousands of public encryption keys found to offer no security" V3 11:52 AM
  • "For Hackers, Attacking Phones and Tablets Is the New Hotness" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "WolframAlpha's Stephen Wolfram Talks About New Paid Knowledge Engine (Video)" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "SEC Tells Telecoms to Include Net Neutrality in Shareholder Voting" The Mac Observer 9:06 AM
  • "IRS Refund Email is a Scam" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "YML Archives for February 15th, 2012'" Your Mac Life 11:02 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Exploring the Applesphere" TUAW 4:51 PM
  • "Video: Inventing on Principle" ["Victor has worked on experimental UI concepts at Apple and also created the interactive data graphics for Al Gore's book, Our Choice"] Webmonkey 12:37 PM