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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, June 7, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Was Google's new map announcement a rushed attempt to defend itself against Apple? Google has announced new features for its mapping service, five days ahead of a possible Apple Maps launch"  Macworld UK 7:45 AM
  • "Google Enhances Maps, Thumbs Nose At Apple: Google tries to stay ahead of Apple and other competitors using impressive 3-D Google Earth imagery and offline Google Maps for Android." InformationWeek 8:58 AM
  • "With 3D maps, Google looks to 'magic' to fend off Apple" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad to account for 2% of Google's 2012 revenue: Despite looming map wars, iOS likely to remain Google's top source of mobile search $" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Apple iOS will kick in 40 percent of Google's mobile profits, says analyst" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Now 38% of iPhone sales are to refugees from Android or RIM" Fortune 11:25 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile USA to Offer iPhone on June 29: Plans as Low as $30 Per Month"  Business Wire 7:46 AM
  • "Sprint confirms iPhone heading to Virgin Mobile: Virgin Mobile follows Leap's Cricket in bringing the iPhone to prepaid customers, but the popular Apple device is even costlier at Virgin." CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Sprint to Offer Prepaid iPhone With Cheaper Data Plans" [Paid Membership Required] 2:24 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile To Launch Prepaid iPhones On June 29: $549 iPhone 4, $649 4S, 'Unlimited' Data" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Buddies Up With Cheaper Wireless Partners for iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:37 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile iPhone Deal May Help Sprint Meet Commitments, Customers Save Money" AllThingsD 3:05 PM
  • "iPhone goes to Virgin Mobile in second prepaid deal" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:20 PM
  • "Virgin Mobile to Sell Prepaid iPhones" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "1,000 Foxconn iPad workers trash dorms in riot against guards" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Said To Add Baidu As Iphone Search-Engine In China" Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "The Ipad App That Could Change The Way You Shop" Forbes 11:25 AM
  • "Matthew Modine of 'Full Metal Jacket' and Josh Gad from 'Book of Mormon' cast in 'jOBS' with Ashton Kutcher" The Verge 2:28 PM
  • "At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO" Fortune 7:39 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest (Unknown) Supplier of E-Books" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Free iPads Coming to Major Airports Near You" PadGadget 2:30 PM
  • "6 months later, OnLive app is still waiting for approval" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "HBO Has No Plans for Cable-Free HBO Go Option (For Now)" PadGadget 2:30 PM
  • "T-GAAP posts WWDC preparation gallery" TUAW 2:32 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Schilling Hurls Losses on $75M Gov't Loan In 38 Studios Bankruptcy" TheStreet 2:20 PM
  • "MD5 password scrambler 'no longer safe'" ZDNet 1:55 PM
  • "Google Play Exploits Bypass Malware Checks: Security researchers find multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google's automated service for spotting malicious Android apps." InformationWeek 2:40 PM
  • "Chrome For Metro Set To Arrive In Next Dev Channel Release" TechCrunch 1:13 PM
  • "Beyond 'five bars' - new software opens a window into cellular links: NetMotion's Locality exports client data, reports on mobile experience" Network World 11:52 AM
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man Swings Into Wal-Mart" PC Magazine 11:48 AM
  • "Innovative designs of ultrabooks may see panel and BLU makers play bigger roles in notebook manufacturing" DigiTimes 10:55 AM
  • "LinkedIn Password Breach Spawns Spam Campaign" PCWorld 11:50 AM
  • "LinkedIn Confirms Password Breach, Phishing Intensifies" InformationWeek 11:19 AM
  • "Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Charge your phone, with your other phone: Winstream, a Taiwanese chipmaker, says its two-way charging chips will be ready for market by September" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "Twitter gave its bird, Larry, a makeover" MSNBC 11:42 AM
  • "Foursquare Finally Rolls Out App Redesign" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Samsung Gets Extra Cozy With Linux Foundation" LinuxInsider 10:57 AM
  • "Samsung is investing $1.9 billion in mobile processors: The investment will result in improved smartphone performance as Samsung moves to a 20-nanometer manufacturing process" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics Names Chip Business Head Kwon As CEO" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "Ron Johnson's Plan Puts J.C. Penney At Risk" Seeking Alpha 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Invents Wireless Mouse Recharging While You Work" Patent Bolt 7:36 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 401: Spills Aren't Always Deadly" The Mac Observer 4:19 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Apple Mail in Lion (and Beyond)" MacVoicesTV 10:51 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 297: WWDC Preview and App Store speculation" iMore 10:15 AM