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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, May 17, 2010
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple edges Motorola with 3% global cell phone market share" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "Google, Intel, Sony, Nvidia team in anti-Apple front room plan..." 9 to 5 Mac 7:57 AM
  • "NVIDIA puts its Tegra 2 eggs in Android's basket, aims to topple Apple's A4" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "160% increase in H.264 video online since January: The increasing criticism of Flash as a vehicle for online video delivery (as well as Apple's dislike of Flash) appears to be driving the adoption of H.264 video. A recent study by video search site MeFeedia reveals a 160 percent increase in the proportion of video encoded in the iPad-friendly format since January of this year." Ars Technica 12:05 PM
  • "Chart Of The Day: Here's How Much Tech Companies Are Spending On Lobbying" Silicon Alley Insider 8:16 PM
  • "Hulu Sticking With Flash: Despite Steve Jobs' bashing of Adobe Flash, leading online video provider Hulu will continue using it, saying the HTML5 that Apple champions doesn't meet its customers' needs." InformationWeek 9:45 AM
  • "CNET TV Apple Byte: 2012 could bring the Verizon iPhone" CNET Reviews 4:50 PM
  • "Verizon CEO: 'No Reason We Couldn't Have an iPad'" AllThingsD 4:45 PM
  • "Apple Stores take on new business positions" MacNN 9:13 AM
  • "Why universities should hate the iPad: If students embrace textbooks on the iPad, college bookstores may lose their shirts."  Fortune 7:58 AM
  • "There's No App for That: Android Development Lags/Marketers are largely avoiding the level of development they put forward for the iPhone"  AdWeek 9:03 AM
  • "With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4:50 PM
  • "Vanity Fair Comes to iPad and iPhone" MinOnline 9:27 AM
  • "GQ Adding $1,091.35 To Conde Nast's Coffers Is A Big Deal" MinOnline 9:28 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone replaces BlackBerry for some bankers" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's quiet iPhone enterprise efforts yield results" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Mentor Picks: iPhone Replaces Blackberry for some Bankers" WSJ Blogs 8:18 AM
  • "Does your iPad prevent you from sleeping?" CNET News 12:05 PM
  • "Tawkon Releases BlackBerry Radiation App, Visits Apple To Discuss Rejection" TechCrunch 1:38 PM
  • "Hon Hai Turns to Counselors, Monks as Suicides Mount" Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Foxconn Hires Monks & Counsellors to Help Reduce Suicides" The Mac Observer 4:41 PM
  • "Apple manufacturer seeks mental-health professionals as suicides mount" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "The Beatles and iTunes – blame EMI, says Macca" Distorted-Loop 7:58 AM
  • "Paul McCartney blames EMI for iTunes/Beatles holdup" Edible Apple 1:53 PM
  • "Apple tight-lipped over iPad: Apple is keeping iPad enthusiasts in the dark ahead of the device's official New Zealand launch in July." The Dominion Post 12:05 PM
  • "Five in slammer over iTunes/eBay card-laundry caper: Five UK residents were jailed on Friday over a conspiracy to launder money using iTunes gift vouchers." The Register 1:53 PM
  • "The 19th Century iPhone: People take it for granted that mobile phones are now used to catch up on the latest news, share prices and to download stereo music. But this is not as new as you might think." BBC 7:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Acer: No Chrome OS device from us at Computex" CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "Asus officially releases EeePC 1015P, 1015PE netbooks" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens: DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays." Technology Review 1:39 PM
  • "Commercial Quantum Cryptography System Hacked: Physicists have mounted the first successful attack of its kind on a commercial quantum cryptography system." Technology Review 1:38 PM
  • "WHO study has no clear answer on phones and cancer: No apparent cancer risk, but concern about heaviest users" Reuters 12:21 PM
  • "Hotels Gear Up for Tech-Savvy Guests" PC Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "CA Changes Name to CA Technologies" eWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Site auto-trawls embarrassing Facebook posts: A new site illustrates the privacy perils of users who leave their public updates searchable outside of Facebook." The Register 1:52 PM
  • "Group sets May 31 as 'Quit Facebook Day'" CNN Blogs 10:50 AM
  • "Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Applies Woodshop Lessons to Business" Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "Palm App Store Suffers Weekend Outage: PreCentral users reported problems downloading and updating apps from the Palm App Catalog." InformationWeek 9:58 AM
  • "'I do' goes high-tech with Japan robot priest" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Top U.S. carriers plot faster gadgets, services" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Android Comes of Age at Google Developer Conference" Wired 2:33 PM
  • "Facebook, Twitter Bridge Customer Service 'Last Mile': The majority of customers are frustrated with customer service offered by communications and high-tech vendors, but social networking tools may enhance the customer experience." InformationWeek 10:02 AM
  • "Shock! Facebook cycle-slut smutvid is adware front: You'll get your screen all splattered ... with popups" The Register 10:56 AM
  • "PC Makers Look To Challenge Apple's IPad" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "iPad sets off race for competing devices: The success of Apple's new iPad has prompted other tech companies to plunge into the market for tablet computers, with startups ..." San Jose Mercury News 8:09 AM
  • "Low-power LED bulbs coming soon" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:47 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 262: Cool Stuff Found, Tips, Follow-Ups" The Mac Observer 4:38 PM
  • "We talk about creating a wireless network without a wireless router, just your Mac. Also a quick review of the new Canon PowerShot SX210 IS and some tips on using your iPhone to organize a Disneyworld vacation. Also the elusive iPad camera connection kit is found." The MT Show 7:52 AM



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