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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 2, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Passes Samsung to Capture the Top Position in the Worldwide Smartphone Market While Overall Shipments Decline 6.3% in the Fourth Quarter, According to IDC" Business Wire 7:21 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Tumble 9 Percent to 400 Million in Q4 2017" ["Apple captured first place with 19% global marketshare, nudging Samsung into second position."] Business Wire 7:21 AM
  • "Global Smartphone Sales Dive, but Apple Leads in Market Share" 24/7 Wall St. 7:20 AM
  • "Global Smartphone Shipments Suffered Biggest Ever Fall Last Quarter" Investopedia 7:23 AM
  • "Early HomePod buyers are Apple fanboys — and 92% male" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "BT Bet on Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Has Yet to Pay Off" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "Smoke from mobile phone battery sends two Hong Kong Apple store employees to hospital: Emergency personnel deployed to outlet in International Finance Centre, but no evacuation was needed" South China Morning Post 12:12 PM
  • "Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store" AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "App Review rejecting apps that use Apple emoji for user interface icons" 9to5Mac 5:59 PM
  • "Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple loses bidding war for J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama 'Demimonde'" iDownload Blog 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Loses Out on J.J. Abrams Sci-fi Series to HBO" The Mac Observer 9:45 AM
  • "DOJ: Chinese counterfeiter pocketed over $1M smuggling fake iPhones & iPads into the US" 9to5Mac 8:20 PM
  • "A traveling frog exposes concerns within Apple's Chinese App Store"  TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Warriors coach Steve Kerr blames iPhone X for 'oops' tweet" CNET 8:20 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Republicans and Democrats team up for net neutrality in Washington state" Seattle Times 9:19 PM
  • "An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild" Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "Netflix Japan has overtaken Netflix US with the biggest content library" BGR 5:59 PM
  • "Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019" ZDNet 5:59 PM
  • "What you need to know about that big study on cell phones and cancer" ["Be smart: These rats were exposed to high levels of radiation over their entire bodies. This is not how humans are exposed to cell phone radiation. When asked in a press conference if he intends to change his cell phone use, or tell his children to do so, study author John Bucher said, unequivocally, 'no.'"]  Axios 4:21 PM
  • "FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund" TechCrunch 4:05 PM
  • "As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question" Ars Technica 4:04 PM
  • "The CEO who saved Sony is stepping down" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "Google posts its first $100 billion year" CNNMoney 7:27 AM
  • "Mario Kart is Coming to Mobile - The TouchArcade Show #340" Touch Arcade 8:16 PM
  • "158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12"s focus on fixes Happy Hour" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "020: YouTube TV on Apple TV and Valentine's Day Apple Watch Activity Challenge Daily" 9to5Mac 4:11 PM
  • "iMore show 592: Controlling the Chain" iMore 4:04 PM
  • "Apple Q1 2018 Earnings Report -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-02" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "The State Of Apple In 2018 – What The Tech Ep. 386" Thurrott 8:30 AM
  • "How will Sonos compete against Apple's HomePod? CEO Patrick Spence explains Sonos' answer to Apple, Amazon and Google on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7:55 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12" features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings" AppleInsider 7:51 AM