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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, August 14, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Hires Former Star Apple Engineer for Its AI Team: Chris Lattner, a legend in the world of Apple software, has joined another rival of the iPhone maker: Alphabet Inc.'s Google, where he will work on artificial intelligence."  Bloomberg 2:59 PM
  • "Former longtime Apple engineering leader Chris Lattner is heading to Google to work on AI" Recode 5:10 PM
  • "In the Shadow of Apple and Samsung: Apple and Samsung are the Coke and Pepsi of smartphones in the U.S. Can anyone break their lock on the market?"  Bloomberg 2:17 PM
  • "Apple Watch 3 Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor, LTE to Be Main Selling Point" MacRumors 3:47 PM
  • "KGI: Apple Watch 3 to come in LTE and non-LTE models, no obvious form factor change" 9to5Mac 3:54 PM
  • "Apple just changed the App Store icon for the first time in years" The Next Web 4:44 PM
  • "Latest iOS 11 beta contains new Maps icon featuring Apple Park, updated App Store icon" AppleInsider 5:08 PM
  • "Survey Shows Not A Lot Of People Will Pay $1000 For A New iPhone" UberGizmo 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 to take 10% of Smartphone Market?" Apple Must 8:09 AM
  • "Apple might not ship very many HomePods in 2017, report says: HomePod manufacturer Inventec Appliances will only ship a limited number of speakers this year, according to a report." CNET 12:21 PM
  • "Apple falls to third place in 2Q17 wearable band market, says Canalys" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Pressure mounts on Apple Watch Series 3 as shipments fall" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Beijing transit opens smartphone payments to all except Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s iPhone 8 Has China-Based Smartphone Vendors Scared" The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "Ikea's Smart Home Dares to Make Sense" ["They're cheap. They're easy. And most importantly, they'll soon speak HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant with equal fluency."] Wired 9:21 AM
  • "'Racist Violence': Apple CEO Tim Cook condemns the 'terror of white supremacy' at Charlottesville rally" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "Apple's Cook, other CEOs condemn Charlottesville white supremacists" FOXBusiness 4:40 PM
  • "A look inside Apple's new Madison store in the Hilldale Shopping Center [Gallery] 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums" TechCo 9:37 AM
  • "Look closely at this MacBook Air that was made entirely out of Lego bricks" Mashable 8:27 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Tide turns against Apple in war with Microsoft" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "University of Sydney develops rechargeable zinc-air battery solution" ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "Google now recognizes 119 languages for voice-to-text dictation" The Verge 9:38 AM
  • "Google is testing a gorgeous new user interface for Calendar" The Next Web 9:37 AM
  • "Andy Rubin's Essential is now valued at over a billion dollars without shipping a single phone" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Yes, You're Racist: Twitter user names Virginia protesters" CNET 8:34 AM
  • "Those Free Stingray-Detector Apps? Yeah, Spies Could Outsmart Them" Wired 8:29 AM
  • "How emojis took over your workplace - and the man who can help you make sense of it all" Telegraph 8:12 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Colorado Charter School Academic Director Johanna Harth" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
  • "Old Apple tech doesn't die, it just gathers dust in the closet." The MT Show 8:09 AM