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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, May 10, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple iPhone 7 Was World's Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q1 2017" Business Wire 12:15 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 is best-selling, and iPhone 6S most used, analysts claim" Computerworld 12:34 PM
  • "Apple crushed its competition as iPhone 7 named the most popular smartphone in the world" Mashable 3:41 PM
  • "EU to tackle complaints over tech companies' trading practices" Reuters 12:15 PM
  • "EU planning a new law addressing 'unfair contractual clauses' following Spotify's complaint against Apple" 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
  • "New EU laws could soften Apple's grip on App Store content and revenue" AppleInsider 12:15 PM
  • "Tech's Frightful Five: They've Got Us" ["We are, all of us, in inescapable thrall to one of the handful of American technology companies that now dominate much of the global economy. I speak, of course, of my old friends the Frightful Five: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet, the parent company of Google."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Focus on India: Smartphone Market Analysis" ["Apple accounted for 3% of sales in the most recent period but has recently made several strategic moves in India, including teaming up with Reliance Jio to offer free 4G service for one year to purchasers of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is also planning to manufacture iPhones in India in the near future to deflect some of the high import taxes that make iPhones inaccessible to many Indian buyers."] Kantar Worldpanel 7:38 AM
  • "Amid fight with Apple, Imagination's Series8XT GPU faces challenges: Imagination introduces the PowerVR Series8XT GPU GT8525, but don't expect Apple to tweak it for the next iPhone" IDG News Service 12:12 PM
  • "Apple turned down this design student for a job so he redesigned Apple Music" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Design student imagines really cool new approach to discovery within Apple Music" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "China's Li visits Apple supplier Foxconn after CEO's White House trip" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: PowerBook G3 gets thinner, lighter and bronze-er" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Xiaomi starts selling handsets in Mexico" ZDNet 8:20 PM
  • "Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe/A no-laptops rule might be imposed on flights from Europe to the US." Ars Technica 6:10 PM
  • "Google acquires Owlchemy Labs VR game studio" TechCrunch 4:52 PM
  • "Laptop Ban May Expand to Flights Coming to U.S. From Europe" MacRumors 4:05 PM
  • "Kyocera Embeds Health Sensor Inside Earphones" PC Magazine 12:34 PM
  • "Very few gamers are interested in buying Project Scorpio or PS4 Pro, study finds" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Sprint commits to 5G services, devices by late 2019" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "AI to be used by police to assess risk of offending" V3 7:21 AM
  • "With Echo Show, Amazon Seizes The Lead In The Race To Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Amazon trounces rivals in battle of the shopping 'bots'" Reuters 6:50 AM
  • "Can Google News use articles for free? Court wrangles take new twist" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Imagining a Siri Smarthome, Apple and Sleep Tracking, and the Real iPhone 8 -ACM 410" The Mac Observer 6:41 PM
  • "#188: Also Called a Phone Call/Amazon's new Echo Show (it's not a podcast), the new Echo messaging and calling features, how we listen to our audio, and the importance of security updates." Relay FM 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Invoke and Smart Home Fatigue -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-10" The Mac Observer 2:22 PM