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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 12, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Surpassed ASUS, Recording 9.6% Market Share in 2017 Global Notebook Market, Says TrendForce"  TrendForce 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook lineup now world's fourth-largest notebook brand" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Apple to expand Apple Music student discount to 82 new regions this month" AppleInsider 7:16 PM
  • "Apple Music expands college student subscription plan: The company adds 82 markets to the plan, which allows college students to get the music service at a 50 percent discount." CNET 7:16 PM
  • "Can the crisis of food waste be solved with an iPhone app - or is Too Good To Go too good to be true?"  Ecologist 7:46 AM
  • "We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks" The Register 7:16 PM
  • "Apple sold more watches than Rolex, Swatch, and the rest of the Swiss watch industry combined" Business Insider 4:40 PM
  • "Apple shares new ads focused on Portrait Lighting and Live Photos" 9to5Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Apple highlights Portrait selfies, bouncing Live Photos in latest iPhone tutorials" AppleInsider 7:17 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs wins posthumous Grammy" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "For advertisers, Snapchat's got the kids" Reuters 8:35 PM
  • "'Olympic Destroyer' malware targeted Pyeongchang Games: firms" Reuters 8:35 PM
  • "Trump infrastructure plan leaves out rural broadband funding: Lawmakers and broadband providers from rural areas were hoping for dollars aimed specifically at solving the digital divide. They instead got money states can use how ever they want on infrastructure." CNET 7:17 PM
  • "Amazon lays off hundreds of employees" CNNMoney 7:16 PM
  • "Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees" Axios 12:38 PM
  • "FCC report finds almost no broadband competition at 100Mbps speeds: Even at 25Mbps, 43 percent of the US had zero ISPs or just one." Ars Technica 12:38 PM
  • "Qualcomm is dying to tell you how fast the Galaxy S9 is – but don't compare it to the iPhone X" BGR 10:33 AM
  • "Inside The Two Years That Shook Facebook—And The World: How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all."  Wired 10:10 AM
  • "Study Backs Up Creeping Feeling That Facebook Is Just for Old People Now" Gizmodo 9:16 AM
  • "The Next Version of Android Will Support iPhone X-Like Notches" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Google Maps Teardown Reveals Battery Stats Sharing: Soon tracking someone's location in real-time using Google Maps could include knowing if their phone is about to die." PC Magazine 8:06 AM
  • "Verizon is locking its phones down to combat theft: The wireless carrier has been selling its smartphones unlocked, allowing you to swap SIM cards and use other carriers. A change in the spring will lock phones for a certain period of time." CNET 7:46 AM
  • "026: iOS 12 (and 13) rumors, Alto's Odyssey, and HomePod exploded Daily" 9to5Mac 7:17 PM
  • "Network Speeds, HomePod, Vectors, and Dead Drives – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 696" The Mac Observer 7:10 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Legislative Counsel for the EFF Ernesto Falcon" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "A Weekend with HomePod -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-12" The Mac Observer 3:18 PM
  • "A practical guide to the HomePod" The MT Show 9:23 AM