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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, August 29, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 10-year evolution of the iPhone"  Quartz 8:23 AM
  • "Top Analyst: Wall Street is missing a critical part of the Apple story" Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Stores in Omaha and South Pittsburgh Relocating on Saturday" MacRumors 1:38 PM
  • "Google is adopting the ARKit strategy with ARCore" iMore 10:07 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Taking Smartphone Prices to the Edge: Increasingly expensive devices may help revenue, but will also test consumers" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive as Shipments Forecast to Grow to 1.7 Billion in 2021, According to IDC" ["iOS: Apple is expected to demonstrate nominal 1.5% year-over-year growth in 2017 despite the steadily growing hype around the September iPhone launch. This is a considerable improvement from the 7% decline in iPhone shipments in 2016. From there, things only get better for Apple as IDC anticipates the arrival of the iPhone 8 will spur a major upgrade cycle come 2018."] Business Wire 9:32 AM
  • "Apple iPhone event set for September 12th" TechCrunch 1:10 PM
  • "Apple to Sate iPhone Curiosity Sept. 12" TechNewsWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Jessica Tisch, NYPD deputy commissioner of IT, defends Windows smartphone program" ["We have since continually reviewed the evolution of mobile platforms. A year ago, we learned that improvements in Apple controls would allow NYPD to responsibly and cost effectively move our mobility initiative to the Apple platform. We began plans to make the transition, which will take effect this fall."] Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "NYPD Abandons 36K Windows Phones For Apple iPhones After Just Two Years" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "Apple's Cook: Business Should Step In Where Government Fails" Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "CVS app found sharing your location data with more than 40 third-party web servers: 'We literally cannot think of any legitimate reason for doing this,' security expert Serge Egelman said."  International Business Times 2:42 PM
  • "Finger painting and 3D sculpting in augmented reality with ARKit" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited matches Apple Music deal for students, plus $1/mo promo" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Vocus confirms subsea cable outage" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "YouTube has a new look and, for the first time, a new logo" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks" Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Junk call nightmare flooded woman with hundreds of bizarre phone calls a day" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Google and Facebook's biggest weapon: apps" Axios 8:14 AM
  • "Finding a Voice for Design in Voice UIs" Subtraction 2:30 PM
  • "New Apple Watch Workouts, NSA's Stylometry Identification System -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-29" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 202: I want to give you more money" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM