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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 8, 2018


  • "Open Letter From Jana Partners And Calstrs To Apple Inc." ["As Apple understands better than any company, technology is best when it is intuitive and easy to use. More importantly, technology will continue to evolve as time goes on and play a greater and greater role in all of our lives. There is a developing consensus around the world including Silicon Valley that the potential long-term consequences of new technologies need to be factored in at the outset, and no company can outsource that responsibility to an app designer, or more accurately to hundreds of app designers, none of whom have critical mass."]  Think Differently About Kids 8:54 AM
  • "Investors to Apple: Fight iPhone addiction among kids" ["California State Teachers' Retirement System and Jana Partners — two major funds that own about $2 billion in Apple stock between them — are pressuring the tech giant to take a stronger stance on the mental health effects of excessive smartphone use by children and teenagers."]  CNNMoney 8:36 AM
  • "Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Large Apple Investors Say iPhone May Be Bad for Child Development" ["... we have reviewed the evidence and we believe there is a clear need for Apple to offer parents more choices and tools to help them ensure that young consumers are using your products in an optimal manner."] 24/7 Wall St. 8:08 AM
  • "Apple should address child phone addiction, say investors: Apple's shareholders want the company to put measures in place to protect its youngest customers." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction" Associated Press 8:26 AM
  • "Apple investors push for more tools to help prevent tech addiction among youth" [Video Report] CBS News 8:38 AM
  • "2 big shareholders want Apple to investigate whether iPhones are bad for children" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "One of the creators of the iPhone said Apple needs to address phone addiction" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children's Use" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "The iOS Economy, Updated" asymco 9:29 AM
  • "Some AMD PCs won't boot properly after installing latest Windows 10 security patch" OnMSFT 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Intensifies Focus On White-Hot Hybrid Cloud Market With First Acquisition Of 2018" Forbes 10:11 AM
  • "Emergency Windows Meltdown patch locks some AMD PCs into endless loop" TechRepublic 10:11 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB may displace AWS's cloud databases" InfoWorld 10:10 AM
  • "New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates And Meltdown & Spectre Fixes to Land Tomorrow" Softpedia 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Annoyances revisited" gHacks 10:08 AM
  • "It gets worse: Microsoft's Spectre-fixer bricks some AMD PCs" The Register 10:08 AM
  • "IBM's blockchain business: An exclusive inside look" FOXBusiness 10:00 AM
  • "IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund" Coindesk 9:59 AM
  • "From IBM to Nickelodeon: Nova Scotia software firm capitalizes on connections" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Skilling enterprises, start-up developers key to India's digital dream: IBM" The Indian Express 9:59 AM
  • "HP Pavilion Wave is the first PC with Alexa built-in" VentureBeat 9:23 AM
  • "HP launches new 15-inch Spectre x360 2-in-1 convertible laptop" VentureBeat 9:23 AM
  • "HP's updated Spectre x360 15 lets you pick your poison: Radeon or GeForce" PCWorld 9:05 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 2-in-1: First Convertible Powered By Intel 8th Gen Core With Radeon RX Vega Graphics" HotHardware 5:23 PM
  • "HP's new 15-inch Spectre x360 uses the hybrid Intel/AMD processor: Or there's an Nvidia option, if you prefer." Ars Technica 5:34 PM
  • "HP's updated Spectre x360 15 is one of the first laptops to get Intel's new AMD-powered chips" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "HP Unwraps ENVY x2 Tablet And Pavilion Wave Windows 10 PC With Amazon Alexa At Your Service" HotHardware 5:23 PM
  • "HP Goes BFGD With Omen X 65-inch 4K Display, Z 3D Camera, And Omen Game Stream Service" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "Nvidia teams up with Acer, Asus and HP to launch 65-inch gaming displays" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "HP's new Sprout hardware is a clip-on 3D webcam" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "McAfee launches protection against identity theft" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "McAfee expands beyond antivirus to identity theft protection" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
  • "AMD reveals Ryzen 2, Threadripper 2, 7nm Navi and more in CES blockbuster" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "AMD drops prices on Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Threadripper, upping the value war with Intel" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "AMD's 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April/AMD will fill important gaps in its processor line-up, but Vega's rollout will remain limited." Ars Technica 5:35 PM
  • "Intel Launches AMD Radeon-Powered CPUs" ExtremeTech 5:36 PM
  • "Intel unveils new NUC dubbed the 'world's smallest VR-ready computer'" V3 9:56 AM
  • "Intel unveils new Radeon Vega-powered NUC" TechSpot 9:56 AM
  • "Linux Founder Trashes Intel Over Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities" Softpedia 9:56 AM
  • "Intel Ready to Patch the Security Flaws Meltdown and Spectre" Virus Guides 9:54 AM
  • "Intel finally reveals Core i chips with AMD's Vega tech on-board" The Inquirer 9:52 AM
  • "Intel CEO's Stock Sale Called Unusual by Private Securities Specialists" [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Intel gets its game on with Radeon RX Vega M, VR NUC" SlashGear 9:51 AM
  • "Intel faces lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs" IT PRO 9:51 AM
  • "CES 2018: Intel and AMD Join Forces on Tiny New Chip" Gizmodo 9:50 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2018" Nasdaq 9:45 AM
  • "How Cisco is helping cable operators compete with fiber ISPs" TechRepublic 9:44 AM
  • "CES: Cisco Demonstrates New Multi-Cloud Video Management" eWeek 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco probing networking gear as chip concerns continue" CRN UK 9:43 AM