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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 11, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google spends $1B a year on iOS search default: analyst" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "Google paying Apple $1 billion annually in per-device iOS search fees" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Gets $1 Billion Per Year For Making Google The Default Search Engine On iOS" App Advice 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung Emerges as a Potent Rival to Apple's Cool" New York Times 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rated 5th in U.S. user satisfaction in new study: Apple was No. 1 overall for user satisfaction, but the iPhone 5 came in behind four Android devices among U.S. consumers, says a poll from OnDevice Research."  CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Four Android smartphones beat the iPhone 5 in US user satisfaction, the $0 Motorola Atrix HD takes first place" The Next Web 9:46 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Adobe Called to Explain Price Disparities in Australia" Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Australia Forcing Apple, Microsoft Testimony in Product Price Inquiry" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft called to testify before Australian Parliament in pricing investigation" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Adobe summoned by Australian parliament in pricing probe" Digital Trends 8:49 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe forced to face IT pricing inquiry" ZDNet 9:25 AM
  • "Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in bushfire app" Melbourne Age 9:39 PM
  • "A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone sales up threefold in India as company turns to payment plans" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Blocks App Designed To Inform Users About U.S Drone Strikes? – [Video] RazorianFly 9:54 AM
  • "Tablet Shipments Overall To Drop 21.8 Percent In Q1/13; But A 5 Percent Gain For Apple Forecast" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "Has Tim Cook Killed Nike Fuelband's Android Future?" Cult of Android 1:57 PM
  • "Nike Pulled The Plug On Its FuelBand Android Companion App In Favor Of iOS And The Web" TechCrunch 1:55 PM
  • "Nike snubs Google: FuelBand sticks to iOS and Web" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Blizzard Fails to Discourage Apple Store Visitors" ifoAppleStore 9:08 AM
  • "Mouse Maker Scurries Away From PCs Toward iPad Future"  Wired 8:26 AM
  • "Home Depot iPhone switch short-circuits BlackBerry stock: Nationwide retailer decides that it's time to make the move to Apple, a decision which will affect 10,000 employees who will have to turn in their BlackBerry devices." CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Another One Bites The Dust: Home Depot Ditches Blackberry For iPhone" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "Paragon CEO: we want to support our app users, but 'Apple says we can't'" VentureBeat 2:05 PM
  • "iPad with Bible app saves the day at firefighters swearing-in ceremony" TUAW 10:39 AM
  • "BMW taps Apple's Genius model to educate customers: The company says that its dealerships will have young employees on the showroom floor answering questions possible customers might have about cars." CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "iTunes Top 10 Fun Facts: 25 Billion Songs, 119 Countries, 800 million devices, More" FairerPlatform 11:27 AM
  • "Amazon pokes at iPad price, display in Kindle Fire HD ad" GeekWire 10:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe Proposes New Standard for Better Web Typography" Webmonkey 1:30 PM
  • "Pandigital eReader hacks create a $38 tablet" TG Daily 12:26 PM
  • "New HTC One Flagship Phone Gets Pictured, As A Picture Reportedly Taken With Its Camera Leaks" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "DISH's Hopper With Sling Whole-Home DVR Now Available Nationwide, Following CES 2013 Awards Controversy" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Boy Tries To Win Back Ex-Girlfriend On Valentine's Day By Building Her An App" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "3D printing's next level: economy cars (w/ video)" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 12:09 PM
  • "Security firm Bit9 says hackers attacked it and a few clients" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Flickr Bug Makes Privates Public" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Alone, Together: Snowed In, In The Age Of Hashtags" Associated Press 10:13 AM
  • "The GoogleReaderpocalypse Is Upon Us – Google's Feed Reading Service Unusable Since Sunday" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Google plugs Nexus 4 and Google Now in Grammys ad" PCWorld 11:36 AM
  • "Google Shows Off Nexus 4, Google Now During Grammys" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Google execs building $82M airport to house their private jets" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "BlackBerry Shares Drop As Home Depot Says Ditching Phone" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "BlackBerry Z10 On Sale ... for $999" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Solavei Brings BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. Early — For Nearly a Thousand Bucks" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "You'll Never Squint Again With This Automatically Resizing Font" Gizmodo 10:54 AM
  • "We find out how you set up an Apple TV without the remote and review the Moves fitness app." The MT Show 8:11 AM