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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, May 6, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Fitbit's Pain Is Apple's Gain: New industry data show that Apple overtook Fitbit as the top wearables vendor during the first quarter." Barron's 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Surveying Connecticut, Imagery Could Aid Apple's Autonomous Driving Efforts" MacRumors 9:14 PM
  • " removes Apple Pay as payment option for laundry services" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • " removes Apple Pay as payment choice for laundry orders, citing problems outside its control" 9to5Mac 10:50 AM
  • "Why does Apple want to compete with Square and Venmo? Do you send money to your friends from your phone? If not, would you do it if Apple facilitated the transaction?" Recode 5/5
  • "Apple becomes top wearables vendor as fitness bands run out of steam" Telecoms 5/5
  • "Apple Watch overtakes Fitbit to be crowned world's largest wearables vendor" Cult of Mac 5/5
  • "Apple Watch overtakes Fitbit as best-selling wearable around" TechnoBuffalo 5/5
  • "The Apple Watch outsold every other wearable last quarter" Engadget 5/5
  • "Chinese phones overtake Apple, Samsung at home: Tough going for global brands as Apple slips to fourth position on list of top 10 best-selling phones in China, with Samsung trailing two spots behind." CNET 5/5
  • "Apple's iPhone Tops Shoppers' Lists, But Samsung Is Recovering from the Note 7 Recall" TheStreet 5/5
  • "It looks like Amazon's Video app is finally coming to Apple TV this summer: Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet." Recode 5/5
  • "iPhone shipments in China fell 15% in Q1 2017 as local brands bite, but Samsung hit harder" 9to5Mac 5/5
  • "Apple Music in the Running for Prince Documentary, Unaired Concert Video" The Mac Observer 5/5
  • "Apple plans new store in 'red dot' Singapore" Reuters 5/5
  • "Thailand removes Apple, Google logos from royal funeral statue: The artist was forced to remove the logos from the statue of a mythical beast, which he carved in thinking they demonstrated his respect for the late monarch." CNET 5/5
  • "PC World worker stole €27k worth of Apple products from his workplace in 'stupid' attempt to make money" Irish Independent 5/5
  • "PC World worker charged with stealing $30k of Apple gear" Cult of Mac 5/5
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 1 million downloads in first week" Cult of Mac 5/5
Non-Apple News
  • "French presidential frontrunner Macron's emails leaked after alleged hack" TechCrunch 5/5
  • "Switch owners are having problems with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's most important feature" BGR 5/5
  • "FCC chairman wants to cut regulations, speed new innovation approvals" Reuters 5/5
  • "Surface Laptop, KEYone reviews, S8 Plus, and Fossil Cory Richards (MobileTechRoundup show #397)" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Podcast: Apple Earnings, Microsoft Windows 10S, Surface Laptop – Tech.pinions – Perspective, Insight, Analysis" Tech.pinions 8:11 AM
  • "Friday 5: my favorite 1Password features for iOSĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 5/5
  • "Connected, Episode 140: Elaborate System of Mirrors" MacStories 5/5
  • "iPad's Downward Trend, Fitbit's Wearable Decline -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-05" The Mac Observer 5/5
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 118 | Disappearing Apple Watch apps, Siri Speaker at WWDC, and AAPL earnings" 9to5Mac 5/5
  • "Will Apple's Siri smart speaker suck? Catch the discussion on The CultCastCult of Mac 5/5
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about the history of the professional Mac, and Apple's pro software" AppleInsider 5/5