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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 17, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's next TV show will be a space drama from the developer of 'Battlestar Galactica'" BGR 2:22 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iOS finally overtakes Windows Mobile" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "The best smartphone features of 2017 plus our five favourite models – where's the iPhone X?" South China Morning Post 12/16
  • "How French luxury speaker maker Devialet plans to become the 'Apple of sound'" Business Insider 12/16
  • "Will we ever have unbreakable smartphone glass? We asked an expert" Digital Trends 12/16
  • "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 12/15
  • "Amazon opts for truce, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast" Associated Press 12/15
  • "Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/15
  • "Chinese woman offered refund after facial recognition allows colleague to unlock iPhone X"  South China Morning Post 12/15
  • "Apple's Face ID tech can't tell two Chinese women apart: Firm offers refund for 'impossible' glitch"  The Inquirer 12/15
  • "Apple refunds woman after colleague unlocks iPhone X using Face ID" TechShout 12/15
  • "Apple Watch Saves Man's Life By Alerting Him To A Heart Attack" UberGizmo 12/15
  • "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 12/15
  • "Apple's Biggest Chinese Rivals May Be Coming to the US" Investopedia 12/15
  • "China's Vivo will put a fingerprint scanner under its next smartphone display" Business Insider 12/15
  • "Apple's first ever retail store in Korea, close to Samsung's HQ, said to open on Dec 30" 9to5Mac 12/15
  • "iPhone X arrives Nigeria, as Apple launches new smartphone in Lagos" Nigerian Guardian 12/15
  • "Imagining A Perfect Frankenstein Phone With Existing Flagship Parts" Forbes 12/15
  • "iTunes for Microsoft Store Delayed to 2018" Thurrott 12/15
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is no more, but the memories will last forever" Ars Technica 12/15
  • "Florida UPS Driver Arrested for Stealing iPhone X He Delivered Earlier" iDrop News 12/15
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC's Pai pushes laissez-faire approach to internet, media consolidation" Seattle Times 9:35 PM
  • "Sophisticated 'Triton' malware shuts down industrial plant in hacker attack" Digital Trends 9:34 PM
  • "Former cell phone company executive convicted of text message scam" Reuters 12:42 PM
  • "Awesome tech you can't buy yet: Tiny phones, trippy LED masks, and more" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
  • "Holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus" CBS News 8:31 AM
  • "Why the time is ripe for citizen developers: Recent survey finds enterprises encourage or look the other way as non-IT applications flourish." ZDNet 12/16
  • "YouTube advertising crackdown puts some creators out of work" Washington Post 12/16
  • "Cell phones and cancer fears: California issues guidance despite lack of data" Ars Technica 12/16
  • "Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2018: These apps, companies, and devices have flown too close to the sun. The tech grim reaper is coming for them, and he is without mercy." PC Magazine 12/16
  • "Facebook adds Snooze button to silence irritating friends, pages and groups" BetaNews 12/16
  • "Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband"  Wired 12/16
  • "Sen. Brian Schatz: Net neutrality isn't dead/The fight to preserve net neutrality protections repealed earlier this week by a Republican-led FCC has only just begun, says the Democrat from Hawaii." CNET 12/16
  • "Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family" HotHardware 12/15
  • "Don't keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns" TechCrunch 12/15
  • "Alphabet's X division is setting up cable-less internet in rural India" The Next Web 12/15
  • "AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news" [Video Report] BBC 12/15
  • "Amazon backs down in Google streaming spat" BBC 12/15
  • "Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/15
  • "The FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video may violate copyright law: The agency apparently didn't get permission to use the song." Engadget 12/15
  • "Analyst: Net Neutrality ruling empowers providers" Boston Herald 12/15
  • "U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom" Reuters 12/15
  • "After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight" Wired 12/15
  • "Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials" Reuters 12/15
  • "Podcast: Net Neutrality, Disney-Fox, Apple-Shazam, Microsoft AI" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "Apple's path to ambient computing and truly personal assistants/Previously, on Vector: There is no home assistant market. Industry analyst Ben Bajarin: Allow me to retort. So he did. And then he hung around to chat about differential privacy vs. making assistants more personal." iMore 12/16
  • "The father of virtual reality sounds off on the changing culture of Silicon Valley, the impending #MeToo backlash, and why he left Google for Microsoft" Business Insider 12/16
  • "Week in Geek Podcast: Net neutrality showdown pits Washington state vs. Washington D.C." GeekWire 12/16
  • "Podcast: Net Neutrality, Disney-Fox, Apple-Shazam, Microsoft AI" Tech.pinions 12/16
  • "iMac Pro, Apple and Shazam, holiday wish lists, 2018 predictions: Macworld Podcast episode 586" Macworld 12/15
  • "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 12/15
  • "037: MarsEdit, with Daniel Jalkut and John Gruber" Vector 12/15
  • "Jason Snell Takes Control of the Latest Versions of Photos" MacVoices 12/15
  • "FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Samsung's HomePod Competitor -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-15" The Mac Observer 12/15
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks GymKit, iMac Pro, and Jony Ive's return to product design" AppleInsider 12/15
  • "Jony Ive shakeup plus the beauty, the beast, the iMac Pro, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 12/15