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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, June 7, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Dr. Dre, Beats Owe $107M In Headphone Royalties, Jury Told" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:40 AM
  • "A Six Count Class Action has been filed against Apple for the 'Apple Watch Defect' which causes Displays to Pop, Crack or Shatter" Patently Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Class action claims all Apple Watches are defective" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Class Action Lawsuit: Apple Watches Have Defective Displays That Can Spontaneously Detach" MacRumors 12:28 PM
  • "Apple to Develop Novel 'Shantaram' as Series With 'American Hustle' Writer" Variety 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Plans TV Adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' Novel 'Shantaram'" MacRumors 2:27 PM
  • "What happened when a chemical engineering professor ditched the chalkboard for an iPad" Northeastern University 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch will monitor for symptoms of Parkinson's disease" Telegraph 8:08 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: 2017 Tablet Apps Processor Market Share: HiSilicon, Intel and Qualcomm Register Year-on-Year Growth" ["This Strategy Analytics research report estimates that Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung LSI captured the top-five revenue share spots in the global tablet applications processor (AP) market in CY 2017. Apple gained market share and finished the year 2017 with 36 percent revenue share followed by Intel with 18 percent and Qualcomm with 17 percent."] Business Wire 7:46 AM
  • "Gallery: New Apple store in Walnut Creek, CA takes shape with curved glass walls, public plaza" 9to5Mac 2:50 PM
  • "Apple approves blatant Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone for iOS" Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Factory-reset iPhone impedes Philadelphia 76ers Twitter scandal investigation" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Walmart sues to bar former tax executive from joining Amazon" Reuters 9:22 PM
  • "Ticketfly Confirms Hack Exposed Personal Information of 27 Million Accounts" Gizmodo 7:46 PM
  • "Netflix has a secret page to request shows and movies you probably didn't know about" BGR 5:58 PM
  • "Oops! Facebook shared 14 million users' posts with the whole world rather than just their friends" BGR 3:15 PM
  • "Net neutrality will be repealed Monday unless Congress takes action: Senate voted to save net neutrality, but the House hasn't scheduled a vote." Ars Technica 2:50 PM
  • "Friends can steal the Instagram Stories posts they're tagged in" Engadget 1:04 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department probes T-Mobile-Sprint merger effect on smaller wireless companies - sources" Reuters 2:50 PM
  • "New T-Mobile upgrade may boost your coverage—if you have the right phone" Ars Technica 12:30 PM
  • "The rise and fall of BlackBerry" CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "AT&T Raising Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans to $45 Per Month" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "Meet Norman, the world's first 'psychopathic' AI" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "No keyboard, no problem: Welcome to the dual-screen laptop era/Multiple displays, virtual keyboards that anticipate your every move: the next big thing in laptops is coming this year." CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Fire TV Cube is What Happens When Amazon Combines Fire TV and Echo" Thurrott 9:26 AM
  • "The $120 Fire TV Cube might be the smartest Echo device Amazon has ever made — here's what it can do" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV Cube is an Echo, streaming box, and universal remote in one" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube: Details, Price, Release Date" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Here's a timeline of the US and ZTE's sanctions battle, and new deal" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Google releases guidelines for how it will use AI, vows to tread carefully with military and surveillance customers" GeekWire 3:15 PM
  • "Purported Google Pixel 3 XL prototype reveals deep notch and tweaked design" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Google suspends election ads in Washington state" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "A Google engineer got up in front of the board and condemned the firm's 'chilling' diversity failures" Business Insider 7:42 AM
  • "Google is staring down the barrel of another massive fine that could rip the company apart" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "EU decision in Google's Android antitrust case expected in July: The years-long action may cost the search giant billions." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "190: I Don't Have Thirty Friends!" The Rebound 2:49 PM
  • "WWDC 2018 ARKit 2, the End of 32-bit Mac Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-07" The Mac Observer 11:42 AM
  • "Fadell Discusses Tech Addiction: At the Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple rolled out new features to curb the length of time its customers use its devices. The man who helped start the smartphone revolution at Apple has been speaking out about \nthe dangers of tech addiction for quite some time. Tony Fadell, former Apple and Google executive who now is a principal at Future Shape, weighs in." [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:53 AM