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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 15, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Orders Ronald D. Moore Space Drama Series: Ronald D. Moore is heading back to space. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from the Battlestar Galactica developer. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's studio-based Tall Ship Productions."  Deadline Hollywood 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon opts for truce, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast" Associated Press 8:22 PM
  • "Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Chinese woman offered refund after facial recognition allows colleague to unlock iPhone X"  South China Morning Post 10:24 AM
  • "Apple's Face ID tech can't tell two Chinese women apart: Firm offers refund for 'impossible' glitch"  The Inquirer 9:36 AM
  • "Apple refunds woman after colleague unlocks iPhone X using Face ID" TechShout 9:36 AM
  • "Apple Watch Saves Man's Life By Alerting Him To A Heart Attack" UberGizmo 9:43 PM
  • "AI could help build your next iPhone in the Foxconn factory: Machine learning expert Andrew Ng is helping bring image recognition and more to boost quality control." TechRepublic 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Chinese Rivals May Be Coming to the US" Investopedia 8:38 AM
  • "China's Vivo will put a fingerprint scanner under its next smartphone display" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's first ever retail store in Korea, close to Samsung's HQ, said to open on Dec 30" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
  • "iPhone X arrives Nigeria, as Apple launches new smartphone in Lagos" Nigerian Guardian 9:37 AM
  • "Imagining A Perfect Frankenstein Phone With Existing Flagship Parts" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "iTunes for Microsoft Store Delayed to 2018" Thurrott 1:51 PM
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is no more, but the memories will last forever" Ars Technica 8:34 AM
  • "Florida UPS Driver Arrested for Stealing iPhone X He Delivered Earlier" iDrop News 2:13 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Don't keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns" TechCrunch 2:11 PM
  • "Alphabet's X division is setting up cable-less internet in rural India" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news" [Video Report] BBC 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat" BBC 8:29 AM
  • "Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "The FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video may violate copyright law: The agency apparently didn't get permission to use the song." Engadget 1:08 PM
  • "Analyst: Net Neutrality ruling empowers providers" Boston Herald 8:29 AM
  • "U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "iMac Pro, Apple and Shazam, holiday wish lists, 2018 predictions: Macworld Podcast episode 586" Macworld 9:43 PM
  • "iMore show 585: Maximum Silliness Level/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 6:43 PM
  • "037: MarsEdit, with Daniel Jalkut and John Gruber" Vector 6:37 PM
  • "Jason Snell Takes Control of the Latest Versions of Photos" MacVoices 1:41 PM
  • "FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Samsung's HomePod Competitor -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-15" The Mac Observer 12:59 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks GymKit, iMac Pro, and Jony Ive's return to product design" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "Jony Ive shakeup plus the beauty, the beast, the iMac Pro, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM