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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 22, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The iPhone X's Face ID can't approve family purchases, and no one knows why: Touch ID could be used before, but iPhone X owners must enter their passwords." Ars Technica 4:26 PM
  • "Apple recruits Amazon Studios execs for its original content team" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple poaches three more Amazon execs for in-house video efforts" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Apple is developing an advanced EKG feature for the Apple Watch" V3 8:30 AM
  • "The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Shipments of iPhone X to reach 30-35 million units in 4Q17, say sources" DigiTimes 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhones Get a Lukewarm Reception From Buyers: U.S. sales of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are on par with lackluster pace of most recent models, analysts say, though China prospects are bright" [Paid Membership Required] 11:44 AM
  • "iPhone X is accelerating both iPhone upgrade and Android switching rates in China, says Morgan Stanley" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone X demand may be weaker than Apple expected" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Global shipments of wearable devices to nearly double by 2021, IDC says" DigiTimes 9:09 AM
  • "2017 in review: iPhone 10th anniversary, Samsung Note rebound, solid cheap smartphones" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Updates and Expands App Store Review Guidelines to Address Pre-Orders, Loot Boxes, VPNs, and More" MacStories 2:18 PM
  • "Snowden-Backed App 'Haven' Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System" Wired 8:49 AM
  • "Edward Snowden created an app that turns smartphones into security systems aimed at thwarting spies" Business Insider 10:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Newark commits to keeping its fiber network net neutral" Axios 9:48 AM
  • "Sound is the next frontier for Virtual Reality" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "This crypto-mining Android malware is so demanding it burst a smartphone" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Charter promises Internet service to family—then says it'll cost $16,000: Charter falsely told man that service was available at new home." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Alternative Encryption Methods to Save Net Neutrality" AddictiveTips 8:34 AM
  • "'123456' is sadly triumphant as it tops list of most-used passwords" V3 8:30 AM
  • "Favorite iPhone and iPad Apps Roundup -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-22" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "The wolf of Main Street: Loup Ventures' Gene Munster on the Midwest, AI, and Apple" VentureBeat 12:27 PM
  • "Vergecast: Magic Leap peep and iPhones slow down" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Episode #84 – Ask Doug And Kirk: Airpods, Ripping Optical Discs, And Moving iTunes Libraries" The Next Track 8:26 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast covers iMac Pro shipping, Apple's battery life debacle, and interviews" AppleInsider 8:16 AM