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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, July 8, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty" CRN 9:05 PM
  • "Gartner: global device shipments will decline 0.3% in 2017" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "Nearly 14% of iPhone users long for Apple Homepod:¬†Survey: With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples newly-launched wireless home speaker Homepod, a survey has revealed." Financial Express 6:30 AM
  • "JUST IN: Apple Watch bait-and-switch scam targets Florida retailers" Palm Beach Post 6:30 AM
  • "ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot" AppleInsider 6:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking Apple iPhone US Import Ban" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Qualcomm sues Apple over patents, seeks limited ban on iPhone imports" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7/7
  • "Qualcomm Tries to Block iPhones in the U.S. in New Apple Lawsuit" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Apple accuses Imagination of lying about when their relationship ended" Neowin 7/7
  • "Jay-Z's '4:44' album now available on Apple Music as Kanye West reportedly breaks ties with Tidal" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked" 9to5Mac 7/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Outrage as Instagram 'bug' deletes some users' account" Social Barrel 12:01 PM
  • "PlayStation Vue drops its cheapest packages, now starts at $40: Slim TV packages that dropped local TV stations are no longer available." Engadget 6:17 AM
  • "A car-tracking dongle could make self-driving systems better: Comma AI's Panda hardware will help you collect your vehicle's sensor data." Engadget 7/7
  • "Samsung forecasts record Q2 profits as Apple drives demand for its chips and OLED panels" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Russian hackers target the US nuclear industry: A phishing campaign sent infected CVs to individuals with high level access to nuclear systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly shuttering business amidst financial turmoil, new health startup to rise from ashes" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "Report: Jawbone shutting down & liquidating its assets after continued struggles" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly being liquidated and will be going out of business" Neowin 7/7
  • "PlayStation 5 expected to achieve native 4K and 240fps according to analyst" Neowin 7/7
  • "The Pixel 2 might get a cool new feature missing from the original" BGR 7/7
  • "Google launches a company to make geothermal heating affordable: Dandelion, the latest Alphabet X spinoff, will install geothermal heating and cooling systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Tesla to build world's biggest battery" Telegraph 7/7
  • "CopyCat Android malware infected 14m devices, rooted 8m last year" ZDNet 7/7
  • "ProtonMail 3.9 adds ProtonVPN integration and auto-unsubscribe" Neowin 7/7
  • "Mozilla-funded research casts doubt on ad model for the Global South" Neowin 7/7
  • "This $25 Raspberry Pi competitor delivers 4K HDR10 support alongside USB 3.0" Neowin 7/7
  • "Security Experts Suspect Petya Cyber-Attack Inspired by Nation-State" eWeek 7/7
  • "YouTube creators pen open letter to support net neutrality/Question is: will the FCC even listen to them?" Engadget 7/7
  • "Facebook, Twitter and Snap all want rights to World Cup highlights: The companies are reportedly offering 'tens of millions' of dollars to Fox." Engadget 7/7
  • "PSA: Do not preorder this $1,200 holographic Android phone" BGR 7/7
  • "Tidal's Dwindling Exclusive Deals, Touch ID Isn't Dead Yet -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-07" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Touch ID rumors, RED phone and a very expensive 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Spotlight" MacMost 7/7