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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, May 10, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple paves the way for breakthrough carbon-free aluminum smelting method: Apple Played Crucial Role in Development of Joint Venture that Could Change Global Manufacturing"  Apple 1:17 PM
  • "Apple Paves Way Towards Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting Process as Latest Environmental Pledge" MacRumors 1:19 PM
  • "Apple's next revolutionary product launch: Aluminium Plus" Apple Must 3:52 PM
  • "Apple bets on startup to produce aluminum more cleanly" CNET 4:07 PM
  • "Apple May Adopt Amazon's Strategy With New TV App Plan"  Investopedia 7:33 AM
  • "Apple planning to sell video subscriptions directly in TV app" iDownload Blog 12:11 PM
  • "'Growth has been significant': Publishers are falling in love with Apple News"  Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "Publishers say Apple News growth has been significant" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can't.: Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Malicious Siri commands can be hidden in music and innocuous-sounding speech recordings" 9to5Mac 11:53 AM
  • "Researchers Demonstrate Subliminal Smart Device Commands That Have Potential for Malicious Attacks" MacRumors 12:10 PM
  • "Apple drone project in North Carolina selected for approval by U.S. DOT"  AppleInsider 7:22 AM
  • "Apple has been given permission to use drones to improve Apple Maps" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Apple will use drone imagery to improve Maps" iDownload Blog 12:11 PM
  • "How the Apple v Samsung Retrial Poses a Big Impact for Tech"  Inside Sources 11:50 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung face off in court over design patents once again: Remember that epic legal battle between the two tech giants? It's still going on. Here's what you need to know." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs, Apple Team Up on New Credit Card: Card would carry the Apple Pay brand and could launch early next year" [Paid Membership Required] 11:51 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs" The Verge 11:51 AM
  • "Apple reportedly partnering with Goldman Sachs to introduce 'Apple Pay' credit card" The Apple Post 12:35 PM
  • "Jet Becomes Authorized Apple Reseller" PYMNTS 7:16 AM
  • "TrendForce Reports a 35% Quarterly Decline for 1Q18 Tablet Shipments; Education Market Is About to Take Off in 2Q18" ["In 1Q18, Apple took the first place with 9.11 million units of iPad devices shipped, bringing its market share up to 29.1%, 1.2 percentage points up from 1Q17. The shipments of iPads are expected to increase by 12% quarterly in 2Q18 driven by the release of new 9.7-inch iPads."] Business Wire 8:22 AM
  • "Apple kicks out iOS apps that share location data without asking you first: Apple cracks down on apps that don't respect user privacy." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Why It's So Hard to Figure Out Whether Health Apps Work: We can't seem to figure out how to make a good placebo for controlled studies." Slate 7:30 AM
  • "Video: Watch Apple's 'Black Cube' award-winning 'Barbers' ad here" Apple Must 8:42 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver commencement speech Sunday" Duke Chronicle 4:09 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to give 2018 commencement speech for Duke University" AppleInsider 4:09 PM
  • "Apple VP Eddy Cue puts Lake Tahoe vacation home on sale for $11.9M" AppleInsider 11:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Net neutrality to die on June 11, as Ajit Pai blasts 'special interests'" Ars Technica 12:11 PM
  • "U.S. 'net neutrality' rules will end on June 11 -FCC" Reuters 11:53 AM
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Promises Mean Little for Consumers" Wired 7:34 AM
  • "Google Pixel watch coming in fall 2018, says report" CNET 11:54 AM
  • "Google goes for the wow at I/O, but what about privacy?" CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Google has subtly retooled its smart TV plans: Android TV, Google's long-neglected streaming-box platform, is showing new signs of life." TechHive 7:23 AM
  • "You don't need a paywall if you have cool ads, The Outline CEO Josh Topolsky says" Recode 7:23 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 172: HomePod calendar clue, I/O impressions, watchOS 5 wish list" 9to5Mac 4:10 PM
  • "186: I Enjoy Setting Up Routers" The Rebound 11:51 AM