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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 4, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Next-gen 6.1-inch LCD iPhone again predicted to outsell OLED models" AppleInsider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple begins wide collection of Apple Watch data for Heart Study" AppleInsider 2/3
  • "Apple starts collecting heart rate data from Apple Watch users for a new heart study" phoneArena 2/3
  • "Apple Passes Samsung to Capture the Top Position in the Worldwide Smartphone Market While Overall Shipments Decline 6.3% in the Fourth Quarter, According to IDC" Business Wire 2/2
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Tumble 9 Percent to 400 Million in Q4 2017" ["Apple captured first place with 19% global marketshare, nudging Samsung into second position."] Business Wire 2/2
  • "Global Smartphone Sales Dive, but Apple Leads in Market Share" 24/7 Wall St. 2/2
  • "Global Smartphone Shipments Suffered Biggest Ever Fall Last Quarter" Investopedia 2/2
  • "Early HomePod buyers are Apple fanboys — and 92% male" Business Insider 2/2
  • "BT Bet on Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Has Yet to Pay Off" Bloomberg 2/2
  • "Smoke from mobile phone battery sends two Hong Kong Apple store employees to hospital: Emergency personnel deployed to outlet in International Finance Centre, but no evacuation was needed" South China Morning Post 2/2
  • "Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store" AppleInsider 2/2
  • "App Review rejecting apps that use Apple emoji for user interface icons" 9to5Mac 2/2
  • "Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series" Cult of Mac 2/2
  • "Apple loses bidding war for J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama 'Demimonde'" iDownload Blog 2/2
  • "DOJ: Chinese counterfeiter pocketed over $1M smuggling fake iPhones & iPads into the US" 9to5Mac 2/2
  • "A traveling frog exposes concerns within Apple's Chinese App Store"  TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Warriors coach Steve Kerr blames iPhone X for 'oops' tweet" CNET 2/2
Non-Apple News
  • "TiVo flips 'SkipMode' around for Super Bowl ad fans: GameSkip edits out everything football haters don't want to see." Engadget 2/3
  • "Foxconn to plug at least $340M into AI R&D over five years" TechCrunch 2/3
  • "Republicans and Democrats team up for net neutrality in Washington state" Seattle Times 2/2
  • "An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild" Ars Technica 2/2
  • "Netflix Japan has overtaken Netflix US with the biggest content library" BGR 2/2
  • "Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019" ZDNet 2/2
  • "What you need to know about that big study on cell phones and cancer" ["Be smart: These rats were exposed to high levels of radiation over their entire bodies. This is not how humans are exposed to cell phone radiation. When asked in a press conference if he intends to change his cell phone use, or tell his children to do so, study author John Bucher said, unequivocally, 'no.'"]  Axios 2/2
  • "FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question" Ars Technica 2/2
  • "The CEO who saved Sony is stepping down" CNNMoney 2/2
  • "'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences" BBC 2/2
  • "Google posts its first $100 billion year" CNNMoney 2/2
  • "Evil Address Records of Death... and Files! – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 695" The Mac Observer 12:19 PM
  • "Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple Earnings and Industry Learnings" Tech.pinions 2/3
  • "Mario Kart is Coming to Mobile - The TouchArcade Show #340" Touch Arcade 2/2
  • "158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12"s focus on fixes Happy Hour" 9to5Mac 2/2
  • "020: YouTube TV on Apple TV and Valentine's Day Apple Watch Activity Challenge Daily" 9to5Mac 2/2
  • "iMore show 592: Controlling the Chain" iMore 2/2
  • "Apple Q1 2018 Earnings Report -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-02" The Mac Observer 2/2
  • "The State Of Apple In 2018 – What The Tech Ep. 386" Thurrott 2/2
  • "How will Sonos compete against Apple's HomePod? CEO Patrick Spence explains Sonos' answer to Apple, Amazon and Google on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 2/2
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12" features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings" AppleInsider 2/2