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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 9, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung back to #1 in the US, but share is down" ["Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone sales, each with five models on the top 10 best-selling list. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus occupy the top two spots, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 in third place, just ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the number four spot."]  Kantar Worldpanel 7:18 AM
  • "U.S. iPhone market share up on last year, but Samsung takes #1 slot, says Kantar" 9to5Mac 7:19 AM
  • "iPhone suppliers see sales rising as new iPhone production gains momentum" DigiTimes 7:13 AM
  • "All three new iPhones now in volume production, says supply-chain report" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Case Study in How to Blow It as an iPhone Supplier: Japan Display squandered its chance to be Japan's champion in supplying smartphone screens to the likes of Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 AM
  • "Apple supplier reports huge orders of 3D sensing component ahead of iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Apple: Munster sees 'massive' 3D sensor buy — updated" Apple 3.0 1:18 PM
  • "Some Apple Park Employees Said to Be Dissatisfied With Open Office Design" MacRumors 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Park construction workers are posting on-site photos and videos to Snapchat" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
  • "Latest ARKit demo shows off 3D finger painting through augmented reality" 9to5Mac 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's R&D spend up 15%, now at similar level to iPhone development period" 9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Heart and Asthma Monitors? There's an App for That" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Even Apple can't compare with Compagnie des Indes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Carpool Karaoke: The Series Now Available on Apple Music" MacStories 12:06 PM
  • "Carpool Karaoke debuts on Apple Music for some reason" TechCrunch 1:16 PM
  • "Apple Music Teases Carpool Karaoke Episodes with Metallica and Alicia Keys" The Mac Observer 3:00 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple becomes world's most valuable company" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook unveils 'Watch' platform with live video and exclusive shows" AppleInsider 9:51 PM
  • "Creator of Android Swears His New Phone Actually Exists" Gizmodo 6:01 PM
  • "More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap: Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications" The Guardian 9:44 AM
  • "How Baidu Will Win China's AI race—and, Maybe, the World's" Wired 9:10 AM
  • "The internet is finally getting a high-speed internet lane for emergency situations" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Audiobooks for dogs is now a thing, but will you buy one?" Digital Trends 8:01 AM
  • "Amazon's latest wacky idea: mobile drone stations on trains, boats, and vans" ReadWrite 7:50 AM
  • "These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame: The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Fired Google employee says his gender memo was a reaction to diversity training" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "Google engineer fired over anti-diversity memo files labor complaint: Legal experts say the case may have legs" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "China market: Smartphone shipments down slightly in 1H17" DigiTimes 7:30 AM
  • "Study: Most major websites have dreadful basic password security" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Hate silly password rules? So does the guy who created them" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Ransomware turns even nastier: Destruction, not profit, becomes the real aim" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8: The big questions ahead of launch" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "The Silofication of Movies and TV, LOL Fitbit, and Fooling Self-Driving Cars -ACM 423" The Mac Observer 5:40 PM
  • "Carpool Karaoke, Apple's Fall Product Lineup -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-09" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "iPhone 8 charging with no strings attached (The 3:59, Ep. 264)" CNET 12:42 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 17 – Our iPad Home Screens" MacStories 10:27 AM
  • "iOS 11 public beta: The pre-release features Apple needs to fix before the final release" Macworld 7:15 AM