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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 3, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they're on the brink of a mental-health crisis."  The Atlantic 7:57 AM
  • "Price Cuts Drive Apple iPad Sales Higher for First Time in 3 Years"  ExtremeTech 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Sizable Jump in Tablet Sales Wasn't Entirely Driven by New Lower-Priced 9.7-Inch iPad" MacRumors 10:24 AM
  • "These are the eight best-selling tablet vendors in Q2" CRN 7:11 PM
  • "comScore Reports June 2017 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share" [Apple is top OEM, but second to Android for top platform] PRNewswire 7:40 AM
  • "Large iPhones have nearly killed off small screens among US users despite SE growth" 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
  • "iPhone shipments return to growth as the Galaxy S8 tests Android smartphone pricing limits" Canalys 7:26 AM
  • "Huawei came really close to selling as many phones as Apple: Apple sold 41 million iPhones in the second quarter, while Huawei's shipments were at 38.5 million, according to Counterpoint Research." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Apple may soon lose its position as the second-biggest smartphone maker in the world" Business Insider 7:27 AM
  • "China's Xiaomi Passes Apple as Top Producer of Wearables" 24/7 Wall St. 7:30 AM
  • "Xiaomi topples Fitbit and Apple as world's largest wearables vendor: Strategy Analytics" ZDNet 7:11 PM
  • "Huawei set to overtake Apple in smartphone sales, but that's before the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "iPhone 7 & 7 Plus seen edging out iPhone 6s lineup in US to become Apple's most-used models" AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Watch Has Now Surpassed Estimated 30 Million Shipments Since Launching in 2015" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Tech group representing Apple rebukes proposed GOP immigration bill" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Apple adapted Bluetooth LE for ultra-low power hearing aids: The company has revealed that it uses Bluetooth Low Energy Audio for Cochlear's latest implant." Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Tim Cook hails Apple's 'breakthrough' cochlear implant technology" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple in 2014 created a more advanced version of Bluetooth LE—and no one even noticed" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "Thieves Arrested After Stealing iPhones From Moving Truck" PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone Glitter Cases Recalled Due to Chemical Burn Risk" PC Magazine 7:43 AM
  • "Apple airs three Siri mini-ads starring The Rock" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Shares Another 'Carpool Karaoke' Teaser Ahead of Next Week's Launch" MacRumors 3:56 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Google CEO resigns from Apple's board" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: Google wanted to buy Snap for $30 billion last year w/ offer still 'on the table'" 9to5Google 2:33 PM
  • "China's Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:10 PM
  • "The guy who stopped WannaCry is reportedly being detained in the U.S." Mashable 1:09 PM
  • "Google details how it is enhancing the user experience in the Play Store" Neowin 7:44 PM
  • "Google Play Now Favoring 'High-Quality Apps'" PC Magazine 12:24 PM
  • "WannaCry ransomware hackers cash out with $140,000 windfall: The massive outbreak locked up hundreds of thousands of PCs and forced each user to pay $300 in Bitcoin." CNET 10:48 AM
  • "Amazon reminds cloud customers in China to avoid VPNs" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Android's first serious augmented reality phone is finally here" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "You'd Have to Click a Mouse 10 Million Times to Burn One Calorie" Wired 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch Shipment Milestone, Echo Eavesdropping Hack -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-03" The Mac Observer 12:57 PM
  • "Why AI and machine learning researchers are beginning to embrace PyTorch/The O'Reilly Data Show Podcast: Soumith Chintala on building a worthy successor to Torch and on deep learning within Facebook." O'Reilly 8:43 AM
  • "How long do we have to wait for the iPhone 8? (The 3:59, Ep. 260): We break down Apple's earnings and the clues it leaves for the next iPhone." CNET 7:49 AM