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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 30, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Group of 17 Apple Auto Engineers Join Startup Zoox: A group of automotive engineers has left Apple Inc. for self-driving car startup Zoox Inc. after the world's most valuable technology company backed off plans to build its own vehicle, according to people familiar with the situation."  Bloomberg 2:04 PM
  • "When Microsoft saved Apple: Eliminating competition isn't the only way to win"  CNBC 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone Event Is Probably in Cupertino: Hotel availability shows that people are preparing for a big launch event in Cupertino, not in San Francisco." PC Magazine 11:35 AM
  • "Developers share more ARKit details – like the fact that it can't (yet) detect walls" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Apple App Store's Chinese Customers Get New Way to Pay for Purchases: Tencent's WeChat Pay is the latest major Chinese mobile-payment service to get the U.S. tech giant's approval for the online store" [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "The next battlefront in Google vs Apple"  Axios 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Unleashes AR Backed by 'The Walking Dead,' Ikea, 'A Very Hungry Caterpillar'" Rolling Stone 8:38 AM
  • "Apple and Google show off rival augmented-reality tech" BBC 10:20 AM
  • "Apple and Hollywood Clash Over Pricing of 4K Content" Zacks 8:45 AM
  • "My Attention Disorder Was Brought On by my iPhone" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "NYPD: Whoops, Turns Out Our New Windows Phones Are Now Worthless" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
  • "Apple just won an Emmy award... for Siri?" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Why Some Restaurants Are Cutting Ties With Mobile Ordering Apps: Third-party services like UberEATS and GrubHub bring in more orders, but don't necessarily raise profit margins" Eater 9:59 AM
  • "New Carpool Karaoke Trailers from Apple Music Turn to Sports" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: App Store hits quarter-million apps for sale" Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Palm's brand to reportedly make a comeback through TCL, new devices planned for 2018" Neowin 8:18 PM
  • "Almost half a million pacemakers need a firmware update to avoid getting hacked: You may need to take grandma for an update" The Verge 7:32 PM
  • "Samsung reveals iPhone-compatible Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, poised to compete with 2017 Apple Watch" AppleInsider 5:21 PM
  • "AT&T accuses net neutrality supporters of 'stuffing the ballot box': AT&T ignores finding that 98.5% of unique comments favor net neutrality rules." Ars Technica 5:21 PM
  • "How AI Is Helping Wage War on Counterfeit Goods" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Samsung outs new smartwatches and earbuds with Bixby integration" iDownload Blog 2:54 PM
  • "Amazon makes elastic GPUs generally available: Using elastic GPUs can dramatically reduce the price of running certain graphical workloads." ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "In colossal screw up, Essential shared customers' driver's licenses over email: There's a difference between scrappy and sloppy" The Verge 11:42 AM
  • "Humans, cover your mouths: Lip reading bots in the wild" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "How YouTube perfected the feed" The Verge 10:20 AM
  • "Happy 35th birthday email, you've changed our lives" BetaNews 9:04 AM
  • "Acer's Switch 7 could overpower the Surface Pro and MacBook Pro: An 8th-gen quad-core CPU and Nvidia Pascal graphics give it some real oomph." PCWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Political Junket and Amazon's Master Plan for Alexa -ACM 426" The Mac Observer 5:30 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to High Sierra" MacVoices 1:56 PM
  • "#204: I'm Having an Existential Crisis Over Here/What we'd like to see on a new Apple TV (if not 4K/HDR), whether or not we've cut the cord, our thoughts on Alexa and Cortana becoming besties, and what it takes for Apple to feature your photo on Instagram." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:48 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 20 – Ulysses' Switch to Subscriptions and Apple's to 64-Bit Apps" MacStories 1:47 PM
  • "Getting Ready for the 4K Apple TV -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-30" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "Connected, Episode 157: Your Legacy Chooses You" MacStories 9:06 AM