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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 5, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Later iPhone X Release Hurts Apple Share: The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that in the three months ending October 2017, iOS share fell in key markets, making clear the impact of the flagship iPhone X not being available to buy in the month of October."  Kantar Worldpanel 7:58 AM
  • "Consumer anticipation ahead of iPhone X dinged Apple marketshare" AppleInsider 11:26 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Sales Will Double Next Year: KGI" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable" Neiman Journalism Lab 9:27 AM
  • "Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive" AppleInsider 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Buys Company that Can Search Spoken Words" The Mac Observer 5:35 PM
  • "Apple invests in making Siri smarter about sound (among other things)" Apple Must 11:57 AM
  • "Apple buys Pop Up Archive, a sign it's getting serious about podcasting" Business Insider 10:16 AM
  • "Apple acquires podcast search engine Pop Up Archive" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Apple now offers unlocked iPhone X models in the US: For those who don't want to be tied to a major carrier." Ars Technica 8:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X now available unlocked and SIM-free" CNET 7:52 AM
  • "We're About to Find Out If Mental Health Apps Really Work: Australia's largest ever clinical trial into the effectiveness of mental health apps—specifically for preventing depression in adolescents—just received a big chunk of funding." Gizmodo UK 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Devices Could Have Reversible Emoji Next Year" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Get a sneak peek at next year's new emoji collection" Cult of Mac 10:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ericsson and T-Mobile attain gigabit LTE" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Facebook Watch will overtake YouTube as the biggest video platform" Mashable 10:18 AM
  • "Phablets will become the most popular smartphone type by 2019" Business Insider 10:16 AM
  • "Trump's FCC gets ready to take a chainsaw to net neutrality" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Net neutrality complaints were excluded from the FCC's repeal docket: FCC is 'going to great lengths to ignore these documents,' advocate says."  Ars Technica 12:22 PM
  • "FCC won't delay vote, says net neutrality supporters are 'desperate': Pai says FTC will protect consumers—but FTC could lose its regulatory authority."  Ars Technica 8:45 AM
  • "A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users' personal data" ["The database appears to only contain records on the app's Android users."] ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg worries #MeToo could cause backlash: The Facebook executive shared her own encounters with sexual harassment and urged firms to put in place clearer policies to investigate allegations." CNET 8:11 AM
  • "The Big Apple Pay Cash How To Show -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-05" The Mac Observer 12:20 PM
  • "It's not DSLR vs. iPhone — it's DSLR *and* iPhone" iMore 9:28 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 216: A random thing to talk about" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 34 – Pick 2: Pixelmator Pro and Things 3" MacStories 8:15 AM
  • "Tips for the Christmas gift giving season." The MT Show 7:55 AM