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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, October 28, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube"  AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "Apple fires employee after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral: It's a reminder of the secrecy tech companies enforce on employees." Engadget 7:15 PM
  • "Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter's hands-on video goes viral" The Verge 7:20 PM
  • "Scalped iPhone X Pre-Orders Are Predictably Going for Huge Premiums on Ebay" Gizmodo 11:13 AM
  • "Iphone X only for very patient" USA Today 8:23 PM
  • "AT&T dropped the ball with iPhone X pre-order deals" BGR 6:55 AM
  • "Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs sells at auction for over $50,000" AppleInsider 6:55 AM
  • "Newsweek magazine signed 'I love manufacturing' by Steve Jobs fetches $50K at auction" 9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Surgeon discovers his own cancer after using an ultrasound connected to an iPhone" phoneArena 2:19 PM
  • "Apple is not America's favorite tech company: The era of the Apple fanboy may be coming to an end. According to a survey conducted by The Verge in partnership with consulting firm Reticle Research, Apple falls squarely in the middle among Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon when it comes to inspiring passion and trust in consumers. It came in behind Google in both categories, and far behind Amazon, which led in positive responses for pretty much every category respondents were asked about."  The Verge 10/27
  • "Apple Is No Longer America's Favorite Tech Company" Fortune 10/27
  • "Google told investors it needs to pay more money to an unspecified 'partner' — and it looks a lot like Apple" Business Insider 10/27
  • "U.S. iPhone users will spend an average of $88 per year on apps by 2020" TechCrunch 10/27
  • "Updated: Apple asks SEC to exclude new shareholder proposal on reporting senior leadership diversity figures" SiliconBeat 10/27
  • "Crazy: iPhone X Selling For Up To $6000 On eBay" Redmond Pie 10/27
  • "Magazine signed by Steve Jobs sells for over $50K" CNET 10/27
  • "Three is adding 'free' Apple Music data to Go Binge plans" Engadget 10/27
Non-Apple News
  • "Walmart is deploying in-store autonomous robots in over 50 locations" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "Google makes it harder to search for results from other countries" BetaNews 7:00 AM
  • "Google plans software update to fix another Pixel 2 audio issue: Add one more to the list." Engadget 6:54 AM
  • "Twitter's new hate and violence policies go into effect November 22nd" Engadget 10/27
  • "T-Mobile's customers are actually happy" BGR 10/27
  • "Supreme Court's Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy" Wired 10/27
  • "Google addresses Pixel 2 handset complaints" BBC 10/27
  • "A third of America wouldn't care if Twitter disappeared" The Verge 10/27
  • "Amazon is the ruthless corporate juggernaut people love" The Verge 10/27
  • "America doesn't trust Facebook" The Verge 10/27
  • "Pixel 2 is $100 cheaper on iPhone X launch day, and Google just extended the warranty to two years" BGR 10/27
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Which Computer Should I Buy?" Wired 10/27
  • "iMore show 577: Treehouse of Pre-Orders X" iMore 10/27
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 144 | Apple TV content plans, Face ID concerns, and preordering iPhone X" 9to5Mac 10/27
  • "#47: Long-form Writing in Ulysses/In this first episode of a mini-series on long-form writing on iOS, Fraser and Federico go deep on one of their favourite applications: Ulysses." Relay FM: Canvas 10/27
  • "Catch the best iPhone X deals plus our favorite gadgets on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/27
  • "AppleInsider podcast tells the best way to get an iPhone X, smart door locks, and teaching Siri" AppleInsider 10/27
  • "Meet DxOMark, the Kingmaker of Smartphone Cameras" Wired 10/27