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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, August 5, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "More pictures of Apple's custom badge reader for Apple Park pop up in FCC filing" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "AirPods see slight improvement in shipping time from Apple's Online Store" 9to5Mac 11:29 AM
  • "Apple signals it's willing to let next-gen web apps compete with iOS apps: Service Workers land in WebKit, clearing way for better in-browser applications"  The Register 8/4
  • "What the Apple store has to teach us about the miserable future of the electric car" Quartz 8/4
  • "At Apple's new summer camp, high school kids can build the next big thing" The Verge 8/4
  • "Worldwide AR/VR market will grow from $11B today to $215B by 2021, predicts IDC" 9to5Mac 8/4
  • "50%+ millennials think Apple Pay/mobile is the future of payments" Apple Must 8/4
  • "Frowning Poo and 66 Other New Emojis Proposed for Potential Release in 2018's Unicode 11" MacRumors 8/4
  • "Video shows pilot sending image from iPhone to second plane at 35,000 feet with AirDrop" AppleInsider 8/4
  • "The Rock shows off Siri's HomeKit and language support in new Apple videos" iDownload Blog 8/4
  • "The Rock and Siri Speak Mandarin, Turn on the Gym Lights" The Mac Observer 8/4
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs acknowledges MobileMe failure" Cult of Mac 8/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Children consuming online time 'like junk food'" BBC 9:05 PM
  • "Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
  • "Mystery Bluetooth LE device from Google shows up in FCC filing" 9to5Google 8/4
  • "FBI warns on IP addresses: The FBI sent out a flash notice in late July warning of a broad persistent cyberattack campaign backed by a group with assets based in Iran targeting U.S., Middle Eastern, and European networks." Federal Computer Week 8/4
  • "Ajit Pai's anti-net neutrality plan gets the facts and law wrong, lawmakers say: FCC accused of prioritizing 'raw dollars' over small businesses and consumers."  Ars Technica 8/4
  • "New Google Pixel 2 leak shows off a phone that looks nothing like its flagship rivals" BGR 8/4
  • "Fitbit for the blind: Echolocation-based smartwatch aids sightless steps" Ars Technica 8/4
  • "All future Lenovo phones will run stock Android instead of the custom Vibe Pure UI skin" 9to5Google 8/4
  • "Google might kill URLs in mobile search and ruin things for everyone" The Next Web 8/4
  • "What it's like to play Super Mario in AR, and why it matters: Mario on a HoloLens is weird and tiring: and it's also the future" CNET 8/4
  • "'Hero' hacker who stopped global cyberattack busted by feds" New York Post 8/4
  • "Russian jailed for hijacking thousands of PCs" BBC 8/4
  • "Podcast: SIGGRAPH AMD and nVIDIA, Apple and Tesla Earnings" Tech.pinions 7:16 AM
  • "Elon ... Why. - The TouchArcade Show #318" Touch Arcade 8/4
  • "Your video, 'More iPhone 8 leaks hint at ultrasharp video recording for both cameras (AB Extra Crunchy, Ep. 94)'" CNET 8/4
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 131 | Apple leaks the iPhone 8, HomePod tidbits & Q3 earnings beat" 9to5Mac 8/4
  • "Smartphones and Teenage Depression, Wireless Mesh Networks -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-04" The Mac Observer 8/4
  • "Big, juicy iPhone 8 leaks—straight from Apple—this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8/4
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Q3 earnings, HomePod firmware reveals on 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 8/4
  • "CNET UK podcast 526: iPhone 8 gossip and the future of rail travel" CNET 8/4
  • "Mozilla CEO says new Firefox browser delivers 'a big bang'" CNET 8/4