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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 9, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017: Apple's iPhone 7 was the world's best-shipping smartphone in Q3 2017, with 13.0 million units shipped. The iPhone 6s was a distant second, after an uptick that resulted in 7.9 million shipments. ... Apple's iPhone 8, which launched in mid-September, did not make the top five."  Canalys 7:29 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world in Q3" CNBC 7:30 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 7 outsold iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined last quarter" BGR 7:08 PM
  • "iPhone 6S is the World's Most Used Smartphone, and that's OK" Apple Must 12:23 PM
  • "How do you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized fones, forever: Plus outsells regular iPhone for the first time" The Register 7:36 AM
  • "TrendForce Projects Global Smartphone Production for 4Q17 to Grow by 6.3% YoY as iPhone X Drives Quarterly Total to Its Peak for the Year" TrendForce 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone X Should Push Apple Ahead of Samsung as World's Largest Smartphone Maker" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "Apple offered to help FBI unlock Texas shooter's phone: The FBI apparently didn't ask for its assistance at all."  Engadget 7:39 AM
  • "Apple has already contacted the FBI with help to access the Texas shooter's phone" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "FBI seeks to unlock Texas shooter's iPhone" BBC 10:37 AM
  • "FBI 'Ignores' Apple Olive Branch To Get Data From Texas Shooter iPhone" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Jennifer Anniston Returns to TV with Reese Witherspoon in Original Apple Series" The Mac Observer 5:55 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Turning the specter of internet surveillance into art: The Glass Room wants us to take a second look at privacy and power" The Verge 2:10 PM
  • "Twitter Halts All Verifications After Verifying Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Rally Organizer" Gizmodo 11:00 AM
  • "Sean Parker: Facebook is hacking human psychology" Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "Plugging Into the Brain: Are You Ready? The Techonomy conference featured a talk about the future connections between man and machine." PC Magazine 7:19 AM
  • "Sen. Al Franken is doubtful Facebook, Google, and Twitter can police their sites — and is calling for 'vigorous oversight' by regulators" Business Insider 4:07 PM
  • "Sen. Al Franken slams Facebook and Google's control of the press" Engadget 9:48 AM
  • "Al Franken Just Gave the Speech Big Tech Has Been Dreading" Wired 7:18 AM
  • "The MacJury's Deliberations on the iPhone X" MacVoices 4:05 PM
  • "Steven Soderbergh on Virtual Reality, iPhone Filmmaking, and Harvey Weinstein" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Sean Parker: Facebook was designed to exploit human 'vulnerability'" Axios 7:38 AM
  • "Sean Parker unloads on Facebook 'exploiting' human weakness" Axios 7:38 AM