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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 8, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPhone X leads Android manufacturers to embrace facial recognition" Digital Trends 1:27 PM
  • "When it comes to trade-ins, iPhones are a safe bet: Are you on the fence between a new iPhone and the Pixel 2? CNET's Marguerite Reardon could sway your decision with some advice about trade-in values." CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Disability Rights Legal Center honors Apple with Business of the Year Award" iMore 9:36 AM
  • "Researchers find that Google's AI has a higher IQ than Siri" BGR 2:30 PM
  • "Arizona Diamondbacks coach fined for wearing Apple Watch in dugout" 9to5Mac 11:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple's sapphire dreams shatter" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Apple EU Code Week events will teach You a skill which could make you very rich indeed" The Sun 10/7
  • "MLB coach wears Apple Watch in dugout, gets fined" TechnoBuffalo 10/7
  • "The Arizona Diamondbacks were fined after a coach wore an Apple Watch during a game" The Verge 10/7
  • "MLB fines coach for wearing an Apple Watch during a game" Engadget 10/7
  • "Apple's Jony Ive: Some people 'misuse' iPhones" ["Ive did not mince words when asked where the inspiration for the iPhone came from: hatred. 'When we worked on the iPhone, certainly a significant part of our motivation was the loathing we had for the phones that we were using,' Ive said. 'I think they were a little soul destroying.'"]  CNNMoney 10/6
  • "Jony Ive on the iPhone and the 'pursuit of excellence': During an interview at a conference Friday, Apple's design chief discusses higher standards, the creative process and his work with Steve Jobs." CNET 10/6
  • "Jony Ive recalls how Steve Jobs taught him to say no, especially when it hurts to do it" AppleInsider 10/6
  • "Jony Ive on iPhone X and Apple's future products: Design and ideas must wait for technology to catch up" AppleInsider 10/6
  • "Jony Ive praises Apple's 'hopelessly inquisitive' design team" Cult of Mac 10/6
  • "Katherine Adams joins Apple as general counsel and SVP: Bruce Sewell Retires as Apple's General Counsel" Apple 10/6
  • "Apple's chief lawyer retires as it battles Qualcomm and Samsung: Bruce Sewell also led fight against FBI demand for help breaking iPhone encryption" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/6
  • "Apple's General Counsel to Retire: Bruce Sewell oversaw major patent disputes with Samsung Electronics and battled the U.S. government over the pricing of e-books" [Paid Membership Required] 10/6
  • "Apple names former Honeywell executive as new general counsel" Reuters 10/6
  • "Katherine Adams to Become Apple's New General Counsel as Bruce Sewell Set to Retire This Year" MacRumors 10/6
  • "Apple Adds Katherine Adams to its Leadership Team" Apple Must 10/6
  • "Live Blog: Jony Ive design talk at The New Yorker TechFest" 9to5Mac 10/6
  • "Live: Apple's head designer Jony Ive talks design in New York" Business Insider 10/6
  • "Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad, including 'I love you'" Apple 10/6
  • "Apple is preparing a new emoji for saying 'I Love You'" Boston Herald 10/6
  • "Apple reveals hundreds of new emojis for iOS 11.1" CNET 10/6
  • "Apple Is Introducing Androgynous Emojis" BuzzFeed 10/6
  • "iPhone 7 is still the most popular smartphone, despite sluggish sales" BGR 10/6
  • "Apple celebrates EU Code Week with free coding sessions" ["The technology sector is one of the fastest-growing industries across Europe, and computing and informatics professionals are in high demand. There are now 1.36 million jobs in Europe attributable to Apple's iOS app economy. Apple has paid out nearly $18 billion to developers across Europe since the App Store launched."] Apple UK 10/6
  • "Apple Confirms Over 1.4 Million Swift Playground Downloads" Apple Must 10/6
  • "Ohio State partners with Apple, new students to get iPads" Associated Press 10/6
  • "The TIME Magazine 'Women Who Are Changing The World' covers were shot on an iPhone" The Hindu 10/6
  • "White House chief of staff John Kelly may have used compromised phone, possibly iPhone, for months" 9to5Mac 10/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Russians in Silicon Valley Can't Shake Hacking's Shadow" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 PM
  • "Sony back in the robotics game with new version of Aibo" ZDNet 8:41 PM
  • "Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news with a new button" Digital Trends 5:34 PM
  • "Disney's Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:28 PM
  • "The 10 best phones that still have a headphone jack" [Slideshow] CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Amazon Reportedly Pursuing Prescription Drug Sales, Legacy Retail Chains On Notice" HotHardware 7:03 PM
  • "Report: Amazon seriously considering entering the pharmacy market, selling drugs online" GeekWire 10/6
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on December 15th" Engadget 10/6
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile Are Ironing Out Final Deal Details" Bloomberg 10/6
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint may seal their merger deal real soon: An announcement could come as early as the end of the month." CNET 10/6
  • "Huge update should fix most problems of the Essential Phone's camera" Mashable 10/6
  • "The Pixel 2 can automatically switch into do not disturb mode when you're driving" The Verge 10/6
  • "Pixel 2 could charge even faster: if you pay more: Google's new phone can reportedly gulp down 27W of pure power." CNET 10/6
  • "Google's 2017 gadget collection" The Verge 10/6
  • "Google Maps finally sorts error that's been troubling tourists for years" Digital Trends 10/6
  • "Watch as Samsung phone explodes in a man's shirt pocket: Samsung says the man wasn't using an approved battery." CNET 10/6
  • "Podcast: Made By Google and the Home Ecosystem Challenges" Tech.pinions 10:10 AM
  • "Google's New Hardware, XikiHub -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-06" The Mac Observer 10/6
  • "The Vergecast talks about everything from Google's fall hardware event" The Verge 10/6
  • "#45: Water Is So Much Better When It's Blue" Relay FM 10/6
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 48" FCPRadio 10/6
  • "AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors" AppleInsider 10/6