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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 1, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Lack of innovation, high prices discouraging people from buying iPhones" The Economic Times 8:02 AM
  • "Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind"  TechCrunch 9/29
  • "Apple reportedly buys French computer vision startup" CNET 9/29
  • "Apple is World's 'Most Technologically Advanced' Company, Based on a Worldwide Survey of Technology Professionals by Decision Analyst" Decision Analyst 9/29
  • "Apple is looking into reports that some iPhone 8s are falling apart"  Quartz 9/29
  • "Apple Investigating 'iPhone 8 Plus Splitting Open' Reports: Two incidents of the iPhone 8 Plus casing splitting have been reported so far, but it is unclear why this is happening."  PC Magazine 9/29
  • "Taiwanese media report iPhone 8 Plus cracked open mid-charge, probably due to battery fault"  The Next Web 9/29
  • "Where Ideas Sing: Apple Celebrates Upcoming Chicago Riverfront Store With Two Local Artists" MacRumors 9/29
  • "Apple collaborates with Chicago artists for new Michigan Avenue store" Cult of Mac 9/29
  • "Apple Discloses Record Number Of US Government Data Requests" Silicon UK 9/29
  • "Cook and Schiller point to new privacy page, much more direct and user-friendly" 9to5Mac 9/29
  • "Apple touts environmental credentials of iPhone X with model-specific report" 9to5Mac 9/29
  • "iPhone X report shows device with less environmental impact than any other Apple product" AppleInsider 9/29
  • "Florida Resident Sues Apple for Sustaining an Injury while in the Apple Wellington Green Store" Patently Apple 9/29
  • "Watch This iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 Blender Showdown: Which flagship smartphone holds up better in a blender, and which makes a superior smoothie? Watch the video below to find out. Just don't try this at home." PC Magazine 9/29
Non-Apple News
  • "Mark Zuckerberg asks for 'forgiveness' if Facebook 'was used to divide people': His Yom Kippur message seems to be another reaction to Facebook's role in the Russia scandal." Recode 12:09 PM
  • "EFF: Stupid patents are dragging down AI and machine learning/'The patent reads like the table of contents of an intro to AI textbook.'" Ars Technica 11:33 AM
  • "Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:29 AM
  • "New evidence would push life back to at least 3.95 billion years ago: Labrador find is similar to hotly debated Greenland rocks that had been oldest." Ars Technica 7:49 AM
  • "GoPro turns to HEVC compression for Hero 6 Black, same codec used by Apple in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra" AppleInsider 9/30
  • "FCC head, a critic of net neutrality rules, likely to be reconfirmed: Despite Democrats' protests over plans to dismantle net neutrality, Ajit Pai will likely keep his position as chairman thanks to the Republican-led Senate." CNET 9/29
  • "Google plans to upgrade two-factor authentication tool after high-profile hacks" The Verge 9/29
  • "What to expect at Google's Pixel 2 event: New phones, new Home devices and maybe another expensive Chromebook." Engadget 9/29
  • "Google may be working on its own version of Amazon's Echo Show" Engadget 9/29
  • "Ikea buys Taskrabbit, GoPro has a new Hero" [Video Report] CNET 9/29
  • "Social media warned to crack down on hate speech" BBC 9/29
  • "'You Tell Me If It's A Dongle', With Special Guest Joanna Stern" Daring Fireball 9/30
  • "iMore show 573: Dude, it's chocolate cake" iMore 9/29
  • "How does Face ID work? Apple lets us know (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 103)" CNET 9/29
  • "#45: Files and File Providers in iOS 11/With iOS 11 released, apps are starting to receive updates to be compatible with features like the new Files app. In this episode, Fraser and Federico dig into what's possible for cloud storage." Relay FM: Canvas 9/29
  • "Understanding 4K Video Upscaling, Tim Cook's Real Role at Apple -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-29" The Mac Observer 9/29
  • "AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3, plus iPhone X impressions" AppleInsider 9/29