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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, February 23, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's App Store, iTunes back online after outages: The company's online services all seem to be back in business now after hit by outages yesterday." CNET News 2/22
  • "Samsung and Apple Slugging It Out in the Smart Connected Devices Market" AllThingsD 2/22
  • "'Post-PC Era' Predicted By Steve Jobs Taking Hold as Samsung Tops Apple in Connected Device Market" MacRumors 2/22
  • "Samsung has overtaken Apple in 'smart connected devices'" Fortune 2/22
  • "Tablets Take Off In 2012 According To Millennial, With Kindle Fire And iPad Mini Seeing Rapid Growth" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Chart of the day: Apple tops Samsung in mobile ad share" Fortune 2/22
  • "Apple supplier penalized for polluting nearby river in China: Apple is investigating the incident, according to an environmental group" Computerworld 2/22
  • "Apple supplier faces sanctions over pollution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "Microsoft cooler than before, but Apple on top" Reuters 2/22
  • "LG ad riffs on Apple's panorama commercial, and expands on it" AppleInsider 2/22
  • "Google confirms Glass will work with iPhone" TUAW 2/22
  • "Ferrari edges out Apple to become world's most powerful brand" Digital Trends 2/22
  • "NYPD forms dedicated team to catch thieves who steal iPhones and iPads" New York Post 2/22
  • "Apple now working with NYPD to curb iPhone thefts" Network World 2/22
  • "NYPD creates special team to recover stolen Apple devices" CNET News 2/22
  • "How a dedicated team of NYPD cops work with Apple to catch iDevice thieves, even in other countries" 9 to 5 Mac 2/22
  • "NYPD Team Working With Apple to Catch iPhone, iPad Thieves" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "NYPD And Apple Team Up To Stop iThing Theft In NYC" TechCrunch 2/22
  • "Locked iPhone Sales Challenged in Hong Kong" [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "iPhone Deflects Bullet, Saves Soldier's Life" MacTrast 2/22
  • "Free iOS MLB app update charges users $125.00" ZDNet 2/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung takes on Apple TV with the HomeSync media streamer" The Verge 8:42 PM
  • "Google Glass Part Two: Binocular Vision" Patent Bolt 5:36 PM
  • "Sony's PS4 future lies in the cloud" CNNMoney 2/22
  • "New video games mirror debates about data privacy, hacking" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/22
  • "No touch screen, no keyboard: enter Airwriting" TG Daily 2/22
  • "Facebook engineers identify Graph Search's big data challenges" IDG News Service 2/22
  • "Facebook to put old, rarely viewed photos into 'cold storage'" NBC News 2/22
  • "Austrian research team develop a new flat, flexible, transparent, and potentially disposable polymer sheet for capturing images" DigiTimes 2/22
  • "Taiwan PC industry at a critical moment: An interview with Wistron chairman" DigiTimes 2/22
  • "'Star Trek'-like tricorder available soon" USA Today 2/22
  • "North Korea to offer mobile internet access" BBC 2/22
  • "LivesOn: New Service to Let You Tweet When You're Dead" ABCNews 2/22
  • "Amid Hacking Headaches, Twitter Begins Using Email Authentication" FOXBusiness 2/22
  • "Google buildings exposed to toxic vapors left by chipmakers" CNET News 2/22
  • "Google adds fee-based support services for cloud platform customers: Users of products like App Engine, Compute Engine and Big Query will be able to purchase access to a variety of technical support services" IDG News Service 2/22
  • "Chrome 25 Adds Voice Support, Devs Get App Launcher" PC Magazine 2/22
  • "Google patches Chrome browser, bans stealth add-ons" PCWorld 2/22
  • "Conan can't resist making an ass of Google Glass" CNET News 2/22
  • "Nokia to fight rivals with cheaper models -sources" Reuters 2/22
  • "Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There." AllThingsD 2/22
  • "Samsung Copies the BlackBerry Playbook" [Paid Membership Required] 2/22
  • "Combes Named to Lead Alcatel-Lucent Through Troubled Time" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
  • "Gene Steinberg meets tech writer Kirk McElhearn, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/22
  • "An Apple watch, PS4, security and bug fixes, cheap iPhone and slippers" Insanely Great Mac 2/22