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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, April 23, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Big Tribeca Deal: Apple Pays 7-Figures For Ed Sheeran Documentary 'Songwriter'"  Deadline 6:57 PM
  • "Legacy iPhone Sales Squeeze New Models: Oldest Models, Including 6S, 6S Plus, SE Continue to Sell Well" [2-page Word document] CIRP 11:30 AM
  • "Report: iPhone X demand slows as iPhone 8 and 8 Plus mix climbs in March quarter" 9to5Mac 11:51 AM
  • "iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data finds" AppleInsider 3:09 PM
  • "iPhone X customer sat hits 'standout' levels" iMore 12:23 PM
  • "iPhone X users love the 'notch'" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Amazon is (apparently) doing more than Apple to improve society" Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Top Apple, Google, and Samsung smartphones hit game monetization records" ["Edinburgh and San Francisco-based DeltaDNA said that the study found the Apple iPhone X, as well as the latest smartphone models from Google and Samsung, is achieving game monetization numbers that are up to 270 percent above the industry average. Players using the newest phones are spending in greater numbers than ever before."]  VentureBeat 7:22 AM
  • "Remodeling set to begin in May at Apple's Palo Alto store, less than 6 years after opening" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Apple to Close Last Remaining Apple Watch Pop-Up Shop Next Month" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "The world's last Apple Watch pop-up will be closing in a few weeks" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify helping to turn around global record industry" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Apple reveals hidden UK engineering team and introduces them to children to inspire them to become engineers" The Independent 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates Turkish Children's Day With Self-Portraits Created Using iPad and Apple Pencil" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Apple honors Turkish Children's Day by sharing portraits made with iPad" iMore 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Music — Horses: Patti Smith and her Band — Apple" YouTube 7:15 PM
  • "iPhone — App Store — Apple" YouTube 7:14 PM
  • "iPhone — Portraits — Apple" YouTube 7:14 PM
  • "Apple shares two new 'Life's easier on iPhone' ads" The Apple Post 2:59 PM
  • "Apple targets Android switchers with two new iPhone ads" AppleInsider 4:12 PM
  • "Florida police attempt to use dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Customer captures Apple store robbery on smartphone" TechSpot 7:55 AM
  • "Verne Troyer, star of Apple's Powerbook commercials, dies aged 49" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: App Store hits 1 billion downloads" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Americans want tech companies to fix the internet, not the government" The Next Web 8:25 PM
  • "Behind the scenes at Alexa's laboratory: The Alexa Voice Service team at Amazon's Lab126 is busy getting the next generation of Alexa gadgets ready for the real world. The wide majority of them won't be made by Amazon." CNET 4:44 PM
  • "YouTube is officially a teenager today, which sounds about right" The Verge 3:21 PM
  • "Mysterious cyber worm targets medical systems, is found on X-ray machines and MRI scanners" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Facebook's Ties With Kogan and Cambridge Were Even Cozier Than We Thought" Slate 11:49 AM
  • "Amazon and Netflix join Hollywood to lob sueball at 'Kodi' service SetTV" The Register 9:34 AM
  • "OpenSignal: Wi-Fi use drops as U.S. carriers embrace unlimited mobile data plans" VentureBeat 8:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE coverage in hundreds of new sites" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world's best laptop" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Google's Parent Company Spends Like It's Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 PM
  • "Ad sales surge at Google parent Alphabet, but so do costs" Reuters 7:46 PM
  • "Google tripled spending on property and computers to $7.3 billion in Q1 — and the CFO says it's not a 'one off'" Business Insider 7:45 PM
  • "Google is bleeding cash trying to take on Amazon in the smart home" The Verge 5:09 PM
  • "What do Google execs think about regulation, privacy, and the future of their ad business? Time to find out." Recode 11:29 AM
  • "Forget Facebook, Google hoards even more of your personal data" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Hackers may have used your Gmail address for spam, but they didn't hack your account" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Gmail spam mystery: Why have secure accounts started spamming themselves?" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Net neutrality is officially dead. Now what? The FCC has taken the final step in erasing the 2015 rules protecting the internet. Here's what you need to know." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "Cracked iPhone Screens, What's in iCloud Keychain, Which Mesh for Me, and More – Mac Geek Gab 706" The Mac Observer 6:48 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Astrophysicist Dr. Brian Keating" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "#190: Redefine It Upward/Tim Cook totally has an Mac on his desk and an iPad at home, but how can Apple advance both its platforms while allowing them to retain their individuality? Also, Amazon Prime has a big number and Apple puts a chill into leakers." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:22 PM
  • "Amazon, Apple, and Home Robots -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-23" The Mac Observer 12:41 PM