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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, July 28, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
  • "UK iTunes movie purchase receipts hint at upcoming support for 4K, HDR video downloads" 9to5Mac 2:07 PM
  • "iTunes oversight practically confirms 4K Apple TV is imminent" The Next Web 2:23 PM
  • "Exit music: the iPod Shuffles off this mortal coil/Apple's iconic MP3 player has officially been discontinued, rendered obsolete. In the age of streaming, it's a wonder it's survived this long"  The Guardian 10:37 AM
  • "Apple to discontinue iPod nano and shufflebeat" BBC 8:16 AM
  • "Apple exits music player biz by killing iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle" The Register 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's iPod through the ages - in pictures" Telegraph 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone app saves climber's life after he falls 60 feet in search for secret cave featured in BBC show: Lake District rescuers praised the usefulness of the Find My Friends app on Wednesday but described the unprepared climber as a 'very lucky boy'" Mirror Online UK 8:51 AM
  • "12 brilliant business advice tips from Apple CEO Tim Cook" Apple Must 8:17 AM
  • "Apple sued over tvOS 'What did he say?' feature" CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Hit with Patent Lawsuit Over Apple TV 'What did he say' Feature" The Mac Observer 9:09 AM
  • "Why you should avoid this 'potentially deadly' AI app" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Store app lets you authorize Apple ID payments with Touch ID" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Just Posted a Bunch of Work-From-Home Job Opportunities" Fortune 9:53 AM
  • "New video details Apple's effort to preserve and manage forestland" iDownload Blog 9:10 AM
  • "Emerson Collective Acquires Majority Stake in The Atlantic: Investor and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs will share ownership of the magazine with David Bradley." The Atlantic 9:29 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The Atlantic" Axios 8:26 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective buying The Atlantic" CNNMoney 8:49 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs has bought The Atlantic: The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs is buying a majority stake in the publisher." Recode 8:52 AM
  • "Researchers Demo Sonic Gun that Interferes with iPhone and Other Devices" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Mind-Boggling Ascent of Amazon and Jeff Bezos" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "The man behind the fastest-growing PC game rarely plays it: The mystery creator of PUBG admits he's not your typical gamer." CNET 3:53 PM
  • "Keen Lab hackers managed to take control of Tesla vehicles again" Electrek 12:39 PM
  • "Reading your emotions is the creepy next step for facial recognition" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Guy invents 'Cycflix' to make sure he can only watch Netflix while exercising" Mashable 10:33 AM
  • "Foxconn's first factory in the US will cost American taxpayers $3bn"  V3 10:03 AM
  • "Foxconn deal would cost Wisconsin $230,700 per worker" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Wisconsin's $3B in subsidies for Foxconn plant will cost at least $231k per job" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "This KFC gamer's box is the perfect mash up of fried chicken and gaming" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Xiaomi secured a $1 billion loan for its international and retail growth" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Mark Fuccio Gets Focused on the Qualcomm v. Apple Suit" MacVoices 6:12 PM
  • "Apple Kills the iPod nano and shuffle, Building a Hackintosh -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-28" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "Who's right about AI: Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk?" Mashable 10:13 AM
  • "Finally: An App That Can Identify the Animal You Saw on Your Hike/Take a photo of a mystery critter using your cellphone, and iNaturalist will try to tell you what it is." The Atlantic 10:04 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about the end of the iPod, the future of AR, and manufacturing in the US" AppleInsider 8:27 AM