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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, November 7, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Corephotonics Sues Apple Over Dual-Lens Cameras in iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus"  MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Israeli company sues Apple for dual lens camera patent infringement" The Verge 2:30 PM
  • "Supreme Court denies certiorari in second Apple v. Samsung case: $119M ruling upheld" Foss Patents 7:11 AM
  • "Justices Pass Up Samsung's Appeal Of Apple's $120M IP Win" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:31 AM
  • "Apple finally beats Samsung in patent lawsuit... maybe" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "Apple Finally Gets To Bank $120M Patent Infringement Settlement Against Samsung" HotHardware 6:08 PM
  • "Walmart Pay Threatens to Surpass Apple in U.S. Mobile Payments"  Bloomberg 7:13 AM
  • "Wal-Mart App Close to Surpassing Apple Pay in Usage" [Video Report] Bloomberg Markets 3:57 PM
  • "Walmart makes silly claim that Walmart Pay is about to overtake Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple: Leaks Stand to Adversely Impact Profits/Leaks regarding Apple's new smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, emerged prior to their release."  TheStreet 7:39 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X 'most highly-anticipated' version of device, AT&T CEO says" CNBC 9:00 AM
  • "Surprise: The iPhone X easily outsold the iPhone 8 at launch" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "iPhone X arrives in 13 additional countries" Apple 9:41 AM
  • "iPhone X Arrives in South Korea, Thailand, Turkey & 10 More Countries" Business Wire 9:42 AM
  • "iPhone X will go on sale in 13 more countries on November 24, bringing total to 70" 9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone X arrives in Israel, Malaysia, South Africa, and eleven other countries starting November 23" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Fitbit chosen for long-term US health study: They're the most popular wearables in biomedical research. Fitbit has been tussling with Apple and Xiaomi when it comes to market share in the wearables field and quarter to quarter, each has held the top spot at one point or another over the past year. But it turns out Fitbit is the favorite wearable producer in the medical research world and because of that, its products were just chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to play a role in its long-term All of Us research program." Engadget 10:56 AM
  • "The government is handing out 10,000 Fitbits to research precision medicine" TechCrunch 11:00 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Motorola Returns as US Smartphone Shipments Hit 40 Million in Q3 2017" ["Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, 'We estimate Apple shipped 12.0 million iPhones for 30 percent marketshare in the US in Q3 2017, dipping from 13.0 million units and 32 percent share in Q3 2016. Demand for the new iPhone 8 portfolio was mixed, while some Apple fans delayed purchases in anticipation of the later introduction of iPhone X."] Strategy Analytics 10:57 AM
  • "Analysts claim iPhone continues to control US smartphone market in Q3" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
  • "Double Digit Growth by 3 of Top 5 Vendors as Global Tablet Shipments Hit 45 Million Units" ["'Apple shipped 10.3 million Tablets worldwide in Q3 2017, rising an impressive 11% annually from 9.3 million in Q3 2016 and unit sales rose 25% year-over-year in Greater China and 39% in India."] Strategy Analytics 10:58 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Is Said to Plan India Expansion in iPhone Push" Bloomberg 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Opening New Store at Domain Northside in Austin This Weekend" MacRumors 7:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Disney forced to backpedal after banning LA Times from Thor screening: LA Times documented lavish election spending that defended Disneyland tax breaks." Ars Technica 7:37 PM
  • "Twitter makes 280-character tweets official, begins global rollout" AppleInsider 6:37 PM
  • "Snapchat says 'disruptive' redesign coming soon as it acknowledges the app is hard to use" 9to5Mac 6:34 PM
  • "Google fixes KRACK vulnerability in Android" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Some Google Pixel 2 XL oleophobic coatings are already wearing off, leaving behind smudges" 9to5Google 9:51 AM
  • "Half a Million SF of Amazon Data Center Space Going Up in Virginia" ITPro 9:40 AM
  • "Oh Brother: Hackers can crash your unpatched printers – researchers/Security researchers have said they've uncovered a new way for hackers to crash Brother printers." The Register 9:40 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound on Your Phone" Wired 6:58 AM
  • "The Inside Story of Pong and the Early Days of Atari" Wired 6:57 AM
  • "iMore show 579: Eyebrow Personality" iMore 3:31 PM
  • "#167: Dissolving of the Plus Club/We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X. We have the iPhone X." Relay FM 2:13 PM
  • "iPhone X Questions Answered -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-07" The Mac Observer 2:04 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 212: iPhone X first impressions" iDownload Blog 7:07 AM