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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 15, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Being Default Search on iPhone Costs Google $3B: 50 percent of Google's mobile search revenue is from iOS devices, which makes the huge payment worthwhile." PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Stops Accepting Returns and Exchanges in Hong Kong Ahead of New iPhones" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Tightens Hong Kong Return Policies for a Good Reason" iDrop News 3:28 PM
  • "Apple Is Planning for a Huge iPhone Product Cycle" The Motley Fool 8:07 AM
  • "Apple and the future of the insurance industry" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Aetna may offer customers a free Apple Watch as a perk: The insurer hopes to discount the Apple Watch for people beyond its staff." Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Huawei surpasses Apple in smartphone sales in Europe once again as Xiaomi rises" 9to5Google 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone loses out in new contactless payment support for Beijing public transit" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone Can't Be Used to Pay for Beijing Transport" ["The issue, as noted by the Financial Times, is that Apple doesn't let third-party apps use the contactless payment functionality in the iPhone and Apple Watch."] Fortune 12:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs interviewed 20 people to be CEO of Apple and disliked them all — here's the unconventional way John Sculley wowed him and snagged the offer" Business Insider 10:43 AM
  • "3 CEOs have now quit White House posts in protest of Trump's Charlottesville response" Mashable 7:48 AM
  • "Telekom lets German customers reserve an iPhone 8 – but not by name ..." 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "The story behind this iOS sticker pack is almost better than the stickers themselves" iMore 3:54 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's new tiny SSD is insanely fast and incredibly affordable" BGR 5:10 PM
  • "Average dudes actually have a tough time getting love on dating apps" Mashable 3:13 PM
  • "Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?" Wired 10:57 AM
  • "USB Ports Could Be Silently Leaking Your Personal Data To A Malicious Device" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Robocalls are out of control, and it's not about to get better"  Mashable 10:49 AM
  • "Google Allo is now available for desktop... but who cares?" The Next Web 10:43 AM
  • "Former Google engineer: 'I do not support the alt-right'" CNNMoney 8:16 AM
  • "Broadcom Teases Speedy 802.11ax 'Max WiFi' Chips" PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "Using the smiley face emoji at work makes coworkers think you're dumb" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "Qualcomm to Android users: Apple's iris scanning is NBD/Apple, shmapple. The chipmaker reassures Android users its next generation of processors can match, if not outperform, its rivals." CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Qualcomm suggests Android phones will get same facial-recognition capabilities as iPhone 8 [Video] 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE, iOS 11 App Icon Changes -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-15" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 200: This could be the year" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM