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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 29, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jimmy Iovine Breaks Down What's Wrong With the Music Business, Warns Against Overoptimism in Streaming: 'They're Not Making Money'"  Billboard 3:31 PM
  • "And the Device Winners of Thanksgiving 2017 Are..." ["We analyzed both Android and Apple devices to see which devices experienced the highest lift in new activations over the Thanksgiving weekend, compared to the average activations from the previous four weekends. The iPhone X emerged as the ultimate victor as it experienced a 47% growth of new device activations compared to the past four weekends. Runners-up were Google's Pixel 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8."] Localytics 11:08 AM
  • "iPhone X paydirt: 6 million reportedly sold this weekend/The 256GB iPhone X is said to be the more popular model." CNET 3:41 PM
  • "iPhone X drives Apple toward new sales records, data suggests" Apple Must 11:35 AM
  • "DSLR Owners love Their Smartphone Camera as much as You do" ["Apple's marketing line that the iPhone has become the most used camera in the world rings true in our data showing that 54% of iPhone owners take pictures daily with 77% saying that they take up to 30 pictures a week."]  Tech.pinions 8:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X Kicks Off Face-Recognition Mania: Entire countries are going to try and replace IDs with face scans, and it's going to be bad."  PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Apple possibly leasing previously-owned Chrysler site for testing autonomous vehicles" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs had 'the light of god', ex-Apple retail chief" Apple Must 3:30 PM
  • "Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Apple removes violent games from App Store after petition concerning lethal drugs war" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad tips offered via Apple's new YouTube channel" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook wants to be seen as a force for good" CNNMoney 12:47 PM
  • "Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal: Three-year-old 'no paid prioritization' pledge was suddenly removed." Ars Technica 12:14 PM
  • "FCC chair keeps up assault on social media" Axios 1:09 PM
  • "FCC Chairman Pai is swiping again at tech, Twitter and social media — this time for the spread of 'harassment' and 'vitriol': It comes a day after Pai essentially charged that web giants threatened speech online." Recode 1:09 PM
  • "Over half of FCC net neutrality comments may be fake, study says: Millions were linked to temporary or duplicate email addresses and fake names." Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case" Reuters 11:19 AM
  • "Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data" Engadget 10:54 AM
  • "Essential's Andy Rubin has taken leave after reports of an 'inappropriate' Google relationship" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Lamborghini's $2,500 phone is as ludicrous as you'd imagine" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Graphene Balls Reduce a One Hour Battery Recharge to 12 Minutes" PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Root Password Bug, Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality Fight, Listener Topics – ACM 349" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "The MacJury's Discussions of Apple As A Media Company" MacVoices 3:29 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone X cameras with Shawn King" The Loop 8:27 AM
  • "10 years later: Evangelizing the original iPhone/There was a day before iPhone was introduced. And a day after. Matt Drance was there for both — and he had to evangelize it." iMore 8:21 AM