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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 1, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple tops list of unwanted Christmas gifts (well, sort of...) Apple topped online searches for 'returns policy' on Christmas Day. Are we more ungrateful than ever or is there a little iConfusion in play?" T3 8:36 AM
  • "As Apple hovers, TomTom focuses on getting drivers from A to B" Irish Examiner 8:10 PM
  • "Apple airs unfortunately-timed Do Not Disturb ad with Venus and Serena Williams [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 12:47 PM
  • "Apple airs new iPhone 5 commercial, Dream" iMore 3:00 PM
  • "Apple Airs New 'Dream' Commercial For 'Do Not Disturb'" MacStories 6:03 PM
  • "New services bypass Apple DRM to allow pirated iOS app installs without jailbreaking on iPhone, iPad" The Next Web 2:32 PM
  • "Lucky Bag and New Year discount lineups hit Japan Apple Stores as local iBookstore launch looms" 9 to 5 Mac 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Set To Expand iBookstore With Japanese Language E-Book Titles" App Advice 8:39 AM
  • "iBookstore to launch in Japan as early as January" SlashGear 8:48 AM
  • "NPD: Consumers Want Content, Not 'Smart' Features, on Their TVs" MacRumors 12:36 PM
  • "Intel to battle Apple in race to revamp TV with new set-top box?" T3 8:35 AM
  • "Google Trends: Android more popular than iPad/iPhone" ComputerWeekly 9:39 AM
  • "Bill Gates' Kids Not Allowed to Have Apple Devices" PadGadget 12:43 PM
  • "2012 in review: Macworld's top stories" Macworld 12/31
  • "App-y New Year: Apple's 2012 reflections and 2013 predictions/As the year draws to a close, we reflect on 2012 and make our predictions for 2013." Macworld UK 12/31
  • "The Most Important Apple Stories of 2012 [Best Of 2012] Cult of Mac 12/31
  • "Pirated iOS app store Installous shutters: A major source for pirated versions of iOS apps went down for good today, but it's not the end of the world for those with jailbroken iDevices." CNET News 12/31
  • "Apple Sighs in Relief – Pirate App Store Shuts Down For Good" TorrentFreak 12/31
  • "Hackulous, the pirated iOS app community, abruptly closes" The Verge 12/31
  • "Hackulous iOS app community closes" TUAW 12/31
  • "There's A New Cydia Repository In Town And It's Ready For Action" App Advice 12/31
  • "This mom gave her son an 18-point contract with his iPhone. Would you be tempted?" The Next Web 12/31
  • "2012 in review: PCWorld's top stories" PCWorld 12/31
  • "Typical Mac user is a freckly, glasses-wearing gal/Statistics and surveys meld together to form an unscientific composite of data showing what the typical Mac user looks like. Spoiler alert: Bangs aren't popular." CNET News 12/31
  • "NY mayor blames crime rise on thefts of iPad and iPhone" Crave @ CNET 12/31
Non-Apple News
  • "Next Step in TV Evolution? Paying Up for 'Ultra HD'" [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
  • "No Surprise: Youtube, Angry Birds, Instagram And Facebook Among 2012'S Top Apps" BGR 10:22 AM
  • "Amazon apologizes for outage that crippled Netflix" MarketWatch 12/31
  • "CES Preview: Samsung's Super TV, Intel's Subscription-TV Service" TheStreet 12/31
  • "Philips preps first OLED desk lamp" TG Daily 12/31
  • "FourSquare to show full names and share more data with businesses" TG Daily 12/31
  • "Facebook app spurs spike in Snapchat popularity" PCWorld 12/31
  • "Facebook flaw reveals NYE messages" TG Daily 12/31
  • "Daily Report: India Still Waits for Cheap Tablet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/31
  • "Samsung to sell first Tizen smartphone next year, report says" CNET News 12/31
  • "Samsung TV with 'unprecedented' new shape and design teased for CES" The Verge 12/31
  • "Samsung aims to upend TV design at CES, clearly" CNET 12/31
  • "Sony stops production of PlayStation 2" BBC 12/31
  • "From The Last of Us to GTA V, the games we can't wait for in 2013: With 2013 upon us we look forward to the videogames worth getting excited about." The Independent 12/31
  • "Zynga slashes games and jobs in effort to regroup: Say goodbye to 'PetVille,' but we'll still have 'Words with Friends'" Salon 12/31
  • "Online services for Madden NFL 11, others get sacked" CNET News 12/31
  • "Samsung Sells Millionth Galaxy Note II In Its Domestic Market" TechCrunch 12/31
  • "Samsung Teases 'Unprecedented TV' to Keep Ahead of Apple at CES" The Mac Observer 12/31
  • "Samsung TV with 'unprecedented' new shape and design teased for CES" The Verge 12/31
  • "The worst security exploits, fails and blunders: 2012 in review/Dropbox, Microsoft, Skype, Norton all made the news in 2012 for the wrong reasons." PCWorld 12/31
  • "Game Developer Magazine's 2012 In Review" Gamasutra 9:27 AM