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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, July 9, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smart speaker installed base to hit 100 million by end of 2018" ["Apple's HomePod models will trail, accounting for a meager 4% of the 2018 base."] Canalys 8:27 AM
  • "Smart speaker adoption expected to grow 6 times by 2022, with Apple trailing" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Researchers find that owning an iPhone or iPad is the number-one way to guess if you're rich or not" Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Researchers claim iPhone and iPad ownership is a wealth indicator" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Do you own an iPhone or iPad? You're rich!" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone X — Memory— Apple" YouTube 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's awesome new iPhone X ad showcases unlocking saved passwords with Face ID" iDownload Blog 7:27 AM
  • "Apple wants you to stop remembering passwords (and cheat): A new, highly dramatic ad for iPhone X shows you how the phone is helpful. A side benefit is that you can cheat on memory challenges, too." ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "iPad — All Your Stuff — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Organised Notes — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Paperless Paperwork — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Travel Simply — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "This new feature will make it tougher for cops and hackers to unlock your iPhone: Restrictions on the USB port will make it tougher for police to get access to your data." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "This Underwater Short Film Was Shot on a Bare iPhone" PetaPixel 1:37 PM
  • "MyPhone: Brazen gang of hooded thieves snatch 21 iPhones worth $19,000 from display in New York Apple store" Daily Mail (UK) 8:25 AM
  • "CNBC Report Features World's Largest Collection of Apple Prototypes" CNBC 8:13 AM
  • "Artists re-creates Childish Gambino's This Is America video on a vintage Mac" Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple reclaims top spot in education" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook's Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:33 PM
  • "Some cheap Android phones are being sold with preinstalled malware" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "People want Amazon's Alexa on the toilet (and brands are listening)" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Timehop hit by a security breach that compromised millions of users, social app says" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "There's a New Resource List for Domestic Abuse Victims Targeted Through the Internet of Things" Gizmodo UK 7:26 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with University Psychologist and Podcaster Dr. Robert Carter" The Mac Observer 5:01 PM
  • "Has Apple abandoned professional Mac users? In this important video roundtable, ZDNet's David Gewirtz, Jason Perlow, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, and Mac developer Oliver Breidenbach discuss whether there's a future for pro Mac users. The conclusion: It's a definite maybe."  ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Newsmaker Interview: Patrick Wardle Talks Apple Malware Flubs and Successes" Threatpost 8:43 AM
  • "AirPods, Phishing, Smart Home, and Resets – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 717" The Mac Observer 7:24 AM