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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 17, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'Musicians Taught Me Everything. Without Them, I'm Working On The Docks.': It was 10am on Easter Sunday, 1974, and Iovine had just received a call from Roy Cicala, John Lennon's go-to engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York." ["Meanwhile, Apple Music's potential subscriber audience (currently thought to be hovering around the 30m mark, although not publicly confirmed) has arguably been held back by the free music available on Spotify and – more dangerously – on YouTube. Iovine is particularly vexed that the music industry – while in a public war with YouTube over payouts – is allowing free music to count equally alongside paid-for music in its most venerated charts."]  Music Business Worldwide 7:16 AM
  • "Apple executive Jimmy Iovine said Dr. Dre's original show on Apple Music will 'move the needle'" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Apple is leaning away from a music strategy that's disliked by labels and Kanye West" Business Insider 11:55 AM
  • "iPhone Users Have Seen the Galaxy and They're Not Impressed: Samsung's latest Galaxy isn't having much sway on Apple fans. A new analyst survey finds that 92% of iPhone buyers looking for a new phone are planning to get another iPhone." Barron's 10:52 AM
  • "iPhone Scores 92% Loyalty Rate in Recent Survey Ahead of iPhone 8" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Russia smartphone shipments grew 6% annually, Samsung & Apple captures a record 2/3rd of the market by value" Counterpoint 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone captures 81 percent of premium $600 smartphones in Russia" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm Files Breach of Contract Complaint against Apple's Manufacturers for Non-Payment of Royalties" PRNewswire 9:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in" Associated Press 7:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm files complaint against Apple manufacturers" CNBC Videos 7:38 AM
  • "Apple's top suppliers dragged into Qualcomm legal battle" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:10 AM
  • "Gustafson Nicolai pc Files Second Apple iPhone 6 Explosion Lawsuit Against Apple, Inc." PRNewswire 9:40 AM
  • "Retail chief Angela Ahrendts talks 'Today at Apple' and more in video interview" 9to5Mac 10:32 AM
  • "'Today at Apple' classes launch at Apple retail stores globally" iDownload Blog 10:32 AM
  • "Jeff Goldblum could have been the voice of Apple: Ian Malcolm. David Levinson. That dude who turns into a gross human/fly hybrid. Siri?"  CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Steve Jobs wanted Jeff Goldblum to be 'voice of Apple'" AppleInsider 7:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Wanted Jeff Goldblum as 'The Voice of Apple'" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Highlights Accessibility Features in New 'Designed for' Video Series" MacRumors 7:23 AM
  • "Apple's accessibility videos shine light on how its tools change lives" Cult of Mac 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Releases New Video Series to Promote Accessibility Awareness" MacStories 11:57 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: John Sculley starts work as Apple CEO" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "With MIXhalo, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger aims to deliver studio-quality sound at live events" TechCrunch 5:47 PM
  • "Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago. We Tested It." Gizmodo 12:21 PM
  • "After WannaCry, a new bill would force the NSA to justify its hacking tools" The Verge 11:22 AM
  • "Malicious Cyber Capability Is Spreading. How Do We Stop It? It's easier than ever to launch a large-scale attack using leaked information." Slate 10:32 AM
  • "Google Partners With Particle To Enable IoT Device Location Awareness" eWeek 6:41 PM
  • "Google reveals 'Android Go' operating system optimized for low-specification smartphones" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
  • "Android Go is the super-lite version for phones with less than 1GB of RAM" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "Google Photos can now make physical books" CNNMoney 1:03 PM
  • "Google Lens vision recognition tells you what you're looking at: The new initiative announced at Google I/O 2017 will turn your camera into a discovery tool for your life." CNET 12:55 PM
  • "Numbers from I/O 2017: 2 billion Android devices, 800 million+ Drive users, 500 million+ Photos users, etc" 9to5Google 12:42 PM
  • "Google Photos passes 500 million users" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "Google Racks Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "Laptop ban in Europe would cost airline passengers $1.1 billion" CNNMoney 7:55 AM
  • "Nokia's first iPhone 'killer' shown in leaked official video" BGR 7:55 AM
  • "Samsung sells over five million Galaxy S8 units" BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "New Macs at WWDC, Apple vs Diabetes, Lattice Data -ACM 411" The Mac Observer 5:49 PM
  • "Podcast 559: Siri gets company" Macworld 3:59 PM
  • "Scholle McFarland Takes Control of Apple's Calendar and Reminders" MacVoices 2:49 PM
  • "Clockwise #189: Her Cuneiform is Top Notch" Six Colors 2:02 PM
  • "Siri the Cyber Security Guard -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-17" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "Episode 170: 'Dental X-Rays Aren't Taking Me Down'/We briefly talk about the WannaCry ransomware attack, then discuss the current state of the MP3 format, App Store upgrades, and two-factor authentication." The Committed 7:58 AM
  • "Marc Kushner Wants to Turn The Architect-to-Manufacturer Relationship On Its Head" Architosh 6:55 AM