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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 22, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Consumer Reports: Apple still tops in reliability"  ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Survey: Apple's Mac line-up still tops consumer satisfaction and reliability/Consumer Reports finds Apple's customer tech support is better than competitors too" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Xbox TV' aspirations put it on a collision course with Apple and Google"  ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft said to be building Apple TV adversary" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "NTSB drops 'unacceptable' BlackBerrys in favor of iPhones" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "City of Cupertino posts updated plans for Apple's new 'spaceship' campus [gallery] VentureBeat 8:02 AM
  • "Apple reveals complete updated blueprints of spaceship Jobs" The Register 9:30 AM
  • "Cupertino posts tweaked Apple spaceship campus plans as launch risks slipping to 2016" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "New Apple HQ faces delay" TG Daily 8:14 AM
  • "Apple hosts one-day retail sale in Australia" The Australian 4:23 PM
  • "Brooks splashes out in US on Apple store: Limerick developer Aidan Brooks has made another significant purchase in the US with the Boston Globe reporting that he has bought the Apple Store in that city's exclusive Back Bay area for $30 million." Limerick Leader 10:41 AM
  • "Watch: Apple airs two new iPhone 5 ads/Shows off noise cancelling microphone and Shared Photo Stream for Thanksgiving" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Burglar admits Steve Jobs' house was eighth break-in in crime spree: Kariem McFarlin's plea was given in exchange for reduced maximum prison sentence" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Before the iPad, There Was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer" Wired Magazine 8:17 AM
  • "This New iMac Knockoff Costs Half as Much as Apple's New iMac, Comes With 128GB SSD!" M.I.C. Gadget 10:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft has its own Project Glass – augmented reality glasses/wearable computer combo" Unwired View 12:57 PM
  • "Mozilla quietly kills Firefox 64-bit for Windows, despite an estimated 50% of testers using it" The Next Web 8:11 AM
  • "Samsung pulls 'disturbing' ad" Mashable 11/21
  • "Student expelled for refusing to wear RFID tracking chip badge" ZDNet 11/21
  • "Too Late to Grab a Wii U on Black Friday? Not According to Nintendo" Techland 11/21
  • "Quantum keys sent over ordinary fibre connection: Mainstream use within reach, says Cambridge team" Techworld 11/21
  • "LAST EVER British typewriter manufactured in Wales" The Register 11/21
  • "Technology: It's a qwerty business bidding farewell to the typewriter" The Independent 11/21
  • "Mozilla bakes Facebook features into Firefox 17: Patches 29 vulnerabilities, two-thirds rated critical" Computerworld 11/21
  • "Joyent Gets New CEO, Preps Cloud Tools: Henry Wasik joins Joyent from Dell, where he lead networking unit; cloud software gets upgrade in early 2013." InformationWeek 11/21
  • "Google to challenge Apple with 'open' AirPlay standard" ZDNet 11/21
  • "A Peek at TV's Future, Via Google Fiber" [Video Report] AllThingsD 11/21
  • "Video: Arduino-powered robot tags walls" TG Daily 11/21
  • "Toshiba shows four-legged robot to help in radiated areas with Fukushima nuclear disaster" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11/21
  • "Is this the next big smartphone platform? Meet Jolla's MeeGo-based Sailfish OS" GigaOM 11/21
  • "Black Friday to be crucial market test for convertible notebooks, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 11/21
  • "Segall on Skeuomorphism and Schray on iPad mini cases!" Your Mac Life 11/21
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM: Winding down for turkey day" TUAW 11/21
  • "Answering Apple questions around the Thanksgiving table" Macworld Podcast 11/21