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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, July 11, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Siri still the most popular intelligent assistant, but usage down significantly, claims report" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Siri usage and engagement dropped since last year, as Alexa and Cortana grew" TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Voice, Samsung S Voice in the US" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "One of Apple's most senior European comms people has left to join Snap" Business Insider 9:26 AM
  • "Apple's Siri Has Lost Millions of Users Over the Last Year" Fortune 6:47 PM
  • "Louis Vuitton Goes Upmarket in Smartwatch Fight With Apple" Bloomberg 6:56 AM
  • "Louis Vuitton Launches Fresh Attack on Apple's Smartwatch" TheStreet 6:56 AM
  • "iPhone Owners Showing More Interest in Upcoming HomePod Speaker Than in Amazon's Echo" MacTrast 9:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm's corporate structure and overseas patents: key issues in answer to FTC complaint" Foss Patents 7:10 AM
  • "Apple has right to inspect iPhone man claims burned his arm, court says" Canadian Press 7:29 AM
  • "iMac-using train passenger clearly hasn't heard of MacBooks" Cult of Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone 3G brings a big speed boost" Cult of Mac 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "These Companies Are 'Falling Short' on User Privacy: AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Verizon were the four lowest performing companies in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest 'Who Has Your Back' report." PC Magazine 9:06 PM
  • "Exclusive: This is the 2017 Google Pixel 'XL,' with low-bezel AMOLED display and squeezable frame" Android Police 6:45 PM
  • "The 2017 Google Pixel XL to be made by LG, feature larger display: Report" ZDNet 5:39 PM
  • "Trump sued by blocked Twitter users" CNNMoney 8:29 PM
  • "Twitter users blocked by Trump sue, claim @realDonaldTrump is public forum" Ars Technica 1:06 PM
  • "AT&T is joining tomorrow's net neutrality protest, but it hates the FCC's net neutrality rules" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Spotify just struck a crucial deal with Sony Music: The company is looking to go public this year" The Verge 10:35 AM
  • "Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Foxconn over chip unit sale: sources" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "Toshiba Back at the Negotiating Table as Sell Off Deal Crumbles" The Mac Observer 2:24 PM
  • "This new laptop from Asus is almost as thin as Apple's MacBook Pro, and it's cheaper and far more powerful" Business Insider 9:38 AM
  • "Did Amazon's Alexa Really Call The Cops During A Domestic Dispute?" BuzzFeed 3:37 PM
  • "Did an Echo Call 911 During a Domestic Assault? Amazon Says No." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon's new strategy for India: Prime Day deals and food" CNNMoney 9:25 AM
  • "Thousands of children sexting, police say" BBC 7:31 AM
  • "Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube" BBC 7:31 AM
  • "The Who's Who of Net Neutrality's 'Day of Action'" Wired 7:05 AM
  • "It's Time to Make Code More Tinker-Friendly" Wired 7:05 AM
  • "VR/AR headset sales to reach 100 million by 2021, says IDC" ReadWrite 7:00 AM
  • "Revisit the '90s with a collection of AOL CDs: Nothing says nostalgia like a compact disc with a free dial-up internet trial." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Apple's Third Co-Founder Has Never Used an iPhone and Has No Regrets" Motherboard 5:40 PM
  • "145: Prime Day is Like a Box of Chocolates" The Rebound 2:32 PM
  • "EFF Tech Company Score Card, Smart Home Appliance Surveillance -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-11" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 195: A delightful experience" iDownload Blog 7:01 AM