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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 23, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Study says iPhone X satisfaction rating is lower than other iPhones – and several Android phones" BGR 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus tops ASCI survey of customer satisfaction" Cult of Mac 12:54 PM
  • "FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones linked to crime: 7,800 claimed devices turns out to be less than 2,000" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Wearables market up 35% in Q1 2018 as Apple and Xiaomi maintain lead" Canalys 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch Dominates Cellular-Enabled Smartwatch Market" MacRumors 10:48 AM
  • "Taiwan smartphone sales dip in April" ["Apple was the top vendor in April in terms of shipment volume, accounting for a 22.6% share. Samsung Electronics ranked second with a 19.6% share, followed by Asustek Computer (10.5%), Oppo (10.3%), Sony Mobile Communications (8.4%) and HTC (7.2%)."] DigiTimes 9:25 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone beats smartphone industry trend in Taiwan" Apple Must 9:24 AM
  • "How Apple-bashing CEO of China's Smartisan sells product launch tickets, smartphones: Smartisan has set itself apart in the smartphone industry by transforming its annual product launches into variety shows"  South China Morning Post 3:48 PM
  • "China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone" AppleInsider 3:48 PM
  • "Foxconn opts to make smaller displays at Wisconsin plant: Major Apple supplier says $10bn investment plan is unchanged"  Nikkei 7:45 AM
  • "No, Apple supplier Foxconn isn't scaling back its US factory: The electronics manufacturer is staying true to its $10 billion investment in a US factory." CNET 1:56 PM
  • "Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Global Notebook Shipments for 1Q18 Declined by 1.4% Year-on-Year; Market Headwinds May Continue to Influence the Shipments for the Rest of Year, Says TrendForce" ["On the other hand, Apple will boost the shipments in the second half of this year, shipping only 2.89 million units in the first quarter, a year-on-year decline of 15.1%."] Business Wire 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe to acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Instapaper says it will temporarily go offline in Europe due to GDPR" 9to5Mac 7:26 PM
  • "FCC Chair Ajit Pai Spanked by Lawmakers for Ducking Oversight Committee's Questions" Gizmodo 3:40 PM
  • "A fifth of Amazon merchants sell more than $1 million a year — double the share from last year" Recode 3:39 PM
  • "People in New York were lining up around a city block to buy this $530 Android phone" Business Insider 2:01 PM
  • "Judge: Trump's Blocking of Critics on Twitter Is Unconstitutional" PC Magazine 3:43 PM
  • "Trump blocking critics on Twitter violates Constitution: judge" Reuters 1:12 PM
  • "Verizon Shows 5G Going the Distance" PC Magazine 9:34 AM
  • "Sony Thinks The PlayStation 4 Is Entering The Final Phase Of Its Life" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms" Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Congress Is About to Learn Just How Little Science Knows About Tech Addiction" Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook's controversial 'revenge porn' pilot program is coming to the US, UK" CNNMoney 2:59 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's worldwide apology tour for Facebook hits a snag in the EU: Turns out 'sorry' doesn't seem to work as much for the social network's chief anymore." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads" CNNMoney 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Twitter Insanity, Apple's AI Showdown, FBI Exaggeration, Apple's HQ Hunt -ACM 463" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 080: May 23, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "WWDC and Hardware Expectations, Apple Music for Other Platforms -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-23" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Philip Hodgetts: Auto Assemble Interviews From Transcripts With Lumberjack Builder" 10:49 AM
  • "Back to the Mac 009: How to use a Synology NAS for Time Machine backups [Video] 9to5Mac 10:47 AM