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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 16, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 8 buzz has rescued Tim Cook's $90 million bonus: Tim Cook's bonus payment soars along with the stock price"  MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "Everything That's Inside Your iPhone: Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining." Motherboard 8:38 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Samsung Galaxy S8 Becomes World's Best-Selling Android Smartphone in Q2 2017" ["Juha Winter, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, added, 'We estimate Apple iPhone 7 shipped 16.9 million units and captured 5 percent marketshare worldwide in Q2 2017. The iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device."] Business Wire 9:11 AM
  • "Apple's 2016 iPhones are the World's Most Popular Smartphones — Strategy Analytics" Apple Must 1:03 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Remained World's Most Popular Smartphone Model in June Quarter" MacRumors 9:53 AM
  • "Apple tightens Hong Kong online sales policy to deter scalpers ahead of iPhone 8 launch" South China Morning Post 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Gets Tough in Hong Kong Ahead of iPhone Release" Barron's 8:09 AM
  • "Apple & other tech companies ask U.S. Supreme Court to apply 4th Amendment protection to location data" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Ariana Grande, Seth MacFarlane, 'Game of Thrones' stars" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "This miniature iPhone 7 Plus clone has a tiny 2.5-inch screen" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple's most affordable PowerBook yet" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018" AppleInsider 9:33 PM
  • "Researchers Refine Zinc-Air Batteries With 5x Capacity To Lead Charge Against Lithium-Ion" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "GOP lawmakers shamed on billboards for trying to repeal net neutrality rules" Ars Technica 10:59 AM
  • "Verizon—Yes, Verizon—Just Stood Up For Your Privacy" Wired 10:13 AM
  • "Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Shipping Within A Week In Black, White Models Still Delayed" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "Amazon keeps shaking off Trump's Twitter criticism" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "T-Mobile just took a huge step towards beating Verizon once and for all" BGR 8:26 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 may also borrow HTC's squeeze controls" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Not another Linux desktop! Robots cross the Uncanny Valley" The Register 7:45 AM
  • "Google's Work Is Not Over: Failing to encourage inclusiveness and diversity can put a company's success in danger." Seeking Alpha 7:32 AM
  • "Eclipse Tips, AR Needs Eyeware, and No Apple Television Set -ACM 424" The Mac Observer 5:17 PM
  • "Macworld's August Digital Edition: 10 Years of the iPhone" Macworld 3:36 PM
  • "iOS 11"s Device Setup Feature, Coding iPhone Apps for Arduino -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-16" The Mac Observer 2:08 PM
  • "Five Questions with Peter Cohen" MacVoices 2:08 PM
  • "Apple elbows its way into Hollywood (The 3:59, Ep. 268)" CNET 1:09 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 18 – Mac and iOS Shelf Apps" MacStories 11:31 AM