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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 24, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces effortless solution bringing health records to iPhone: Health Records Brings Together Hospitals, Clinics and the Existing Health App to Give a Fuller Snapshot of Health"  Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple is going after a project Google abandoned — easy access to your complete medical records" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "Apple takes on Facebook, YouTube, health system with forthcoming software update: New features include the ability to message businesses and import medical records" MarketWatch 1:23 PM
  • "Everything we know about Apple's new Health Records solution" Apple Must 10:53 AM
  • "Apple shows off first South Korea retail store ahead of grand opening on Saturday" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Tim Cook says hardware, software integration puts HomePod ahead of competition"  AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Hardware and Software Integration Will Set HomePod Apart From Competitors" MacRumors 7:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Music 'deserves' the kind of quality HomePod can offer" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "End Of Watch: What happens when you try to change behavior without behavioral science? Here's how to cheat at the Apple Watch Stand goal: dangle your wrist by your side while you sit in a chair. I discovered this by accident — I dangle my arm during meetings — but once I found it out, I did it on purpose. I cheated while watching Thor: Ragnarok. In meetings. At brunch."  The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Apple adjusting App Store pricing & developer payouts in select countries due to tax changes" 9to5Mac 9:11 PM
  • "Cynical about Apple's move into UK schools? Well, it turns out they need all the help they can get: As the UK's nascent computing curriculum continues to struggle, teachers are desperate for support – even if that means accepting help from Apple" Wired UK 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone battery bursts into flames after man bites on it: Clearly, this is not a good way to verify if your battery is authentic or not." CNET 7:24 AM
  • "Siri now actively used on more than 500M devices, up from 375M in June" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "Samsung, Apple to Vie for Top Honors at MWC Awards: Nominations for the top mobile awards of the year are out, and it looks like it's going to be the big gorillas fighting for dominance." PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Curse of Woz strikes again – first Fusion-io fizzles out, now Primary Data goes down: Startup goes silent, scent of burned cash wafts from offices" The Register 9:55 AM
  • "Woz's job goes up in smoke after startup burns through $100 million" Cult of Mac 9:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google makes developers solve puzzle to discover I/O 2018 date, venue" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "SuperData: Digital game revenues approach $10 billion in December" VentureBeat 9:33 AM
  • "Major credit card processor Stripe drops bitcoin support" Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak" The Guardian 8:14 AM
  • "Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking: We need real rules to nudge people away from addiction to their devices"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "AT&T urges Congress to rewrite net neutrality rules" Reuters 11:04 AM
  • "AT&T wants Congress to pass a net neutrality law: AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law."  CNNMoney 7:17 AM
  • "Facebook's VC Backs new Doxel—AI and Computer Vision to Disrupt Construction Industry" Architosh 7:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Wish List and Why Bitcoin Uses So Much Electricity -ACM 446" The Mac Observer 5:26 PM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 51: Judging The Sparks Of The App Store Academy" AppAdvice 2:57 PM
  • "Apple Unveils iOS 11.3 -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-24" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone slowdown fix coming... sometime (The 3:59, Ep. 344)" CNET 12:17 PM