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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 7, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to accept Alipay payments at stores in China: Apple is opening up payment at its 41 mainland China stores to shoppers using Alipay – the first time the US tech goliath has accepted third-party mobile payment at any of its 500 shops globally and a tacit acknowledgement of the dearth of users of its own ApplePay in the country." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Taps Alipay For Apple Store China Payments" PYMNTS 8:03 AM
  • "Apple teams up with Alipay to win over China: China's mobile payment industry generates over $9 trillion a year, and Alipay is the market leader." CNET 7:21 AM
  • "Apple retail stores to accept Alipay mobile payments in China" AppleInsider 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Retail Stores in China to Accept Alipay Mobile Payments" MacRumors 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch and other wearables can detect diabetes, study finds: Research from Cardiogram and UCSF shows heart rate sensors on ordinary wearables can detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy." CNET 3:03 PM
  • "Cardiogram's DeepHeart Neural Net Can Detect Diabetes and Prediabetes with Apple Watch, Android Wear" The Mac Observer 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Shipped a Record 18M Smartwatches in 2017" PC Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Bryan Fuller Exits Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Anthology (Exclusive)" ["Bryan Fuller, who was poised to helm Apple's Amazing Stories anthology, has exited the project citing creative differences. The split is said to be amicable. Fuller, who originally developed Amazing Stories for NBC before it moved to Apple with a series pickup, is said to have wanted to do a Black Mirror-type show, which sources say was not something the iPhone maker had in mind."]  The Hollywood Reporter 3:25 PM
  • "Billionaire Is Said to Be Near Deal to Sell Paris Apple Store" Bloomberg 8:42 AM
  • "New photos show construction progress at site of reported Apple store in Walnut Creek, California" 9to5Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Apple cracks down on unsanctioned use of its emoji designs in third-party apps" AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "New Emoji Announced for 2018" MacStories 1:57 PM
  • "Bryan Fuller has left Apple's Amazing Stories reboot: The showrunner is stepping down after conflict over Apple's family-friendly bent, with no sex or violence allowed" The Verge 6:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow is dead at 70" The Verge 6:04 PM
  • "Hulu offers free month of live TV to users whose Super Bowl stream cut out" The Verge 5:34 PM
  • "Nest is being rolled into Google's hardware team" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Google Photos can now automatically create themed movies on demand" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Google is reportedly working on a video game streaming service" Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "Consumer Reports finds Samsung, Roku TVs vulnerable to hacking" CNET 10:29 AM
  • "Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster" TechNewsWorld 7:49 AM
  • "How T-Mobile's Network Performance Is Trending" Market Realist 2:59 PM
  • "T-Mobile Warns Customers of SIM Card Port-Out Scam Calls" MacTrast 7:48 AM
  • "China Internet users near 772 million at year-end 2017" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "Verizon maintains top wireless network ranking: For the ninth time in a row, Verizon has come out on top in RootMetrics' semiannual test of the major wireless carriers in the US." CNET 7:21 AM
  • "Can Social Media Be Humane, Smartwatch Diabetes Detection, and Nice Apple Content -ACM 448" The Mac Observer 9:42 PM
  • "Health Tech Podcast: A 'tricorder' in your home? Pioneer Lee Hood on the future of health technology" GeekWire 1:41 PM
  • "iOS 11.3 Performance Management and HomePod FullRoom Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-07" The Mac Observer 1:32 PM
  • "Is Apple still the one to beat when it comes to smart devices?" Marketplace 8:04 AM