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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 17, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's first big break came because of the spreadsheet"  Quartz 8:45 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S8 tops U.S. consumer review" ["The latest result is significant as Samsung's flagship devices dwarfed U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.'s latest iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8, which were ranked in the fourth and fifth spot, respectively."] Yonhap 10:59 AM
  • "Apple flagship store, Mag Mile office building sold for $360 million" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:03 PM
  • "Consumer Reports says old Samsung phones are better than Apple's brand new iPhone 8" BGR 11:00 AM
  • "Which tech companies are the greenest? Find out in Greenpeace's 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics!" ["We've seen Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon respond to public concerns and begin transitioning their data centers to renewable sources of energy, but only Apple has extended its commitment to be 100% renewable to include its massive product supply chain."]  Greenpeace 8:32 AM
  • "Guide to Greener Electronics 2017" Greenpeace 8:34 AM
  • "Greenpeace gives Apple a B- for its green electronics efforts: Apple leads when it comes to environmental efforts, but it can do better." Computerworld 10:18 AM
  • "Greenpeace Gives Apple a B- in 'Guide to Greener Electronics'" MacRumors 8:34 AM
  • "Warning: There's a new iMessage scam looking to steal your Apple ID login"  BGR 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "China's push to lead in AI: When it comes to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, China's government is focused not only on having them, but also on predicting future pitfalls: and leveraging that foresight into cyber-superpower status." Federal Computer Week 8:43 PM
  • "Traditional PC sales continue to slide: But Windows 10 rollouts may help to boost the market next year." ZDNet 12:53 PM
  • "Google Calendar on the web gets a fresh new look" TechCrunch 12:53 PM
  • "Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting: Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse."  Bloomberg 9:33 AM
  • "Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator: A legal battle over use of a smartphone technology has pitted two Silicon Valley leaders against each other." BBC 8:59 AM
  • "Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Benchmarking High Sierra on Older Macs, Who's to Blame for iPhone Addition -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-16" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM