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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 27, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's Newest Pixel Devices Outperform the iPhone X During Christmas Weekend"  Localytics 9:13 AM
  • "Apple devices again saw the most activations during the holidays" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "A Christmas miracle: Google Pixel 2 activations surpassed iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8" BGR 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Wins 2017 Smartphone Holiday Season" Flurry 11:52 AM
  • "Flurry: Apple led holiday device activations, but Samsung gained ground" VentureBeat 11:52 AM
  • "Apple dominated the competition with new device activations leading up to Christmas" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Inside Huawei's Plans to Challenge Apple in the U.S."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:41 AM
  • "2017 Is the Year the Home Button Died. Soon, You Won't Miss It"  Wired 8:05 AM
  • "Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Report: Noninvasive Apple Watch Glucose Meter Still 'Years' Away" AppAdvice 11:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch noninvasive glucose monitoring said to be years off" 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "CIRP: iPhone X in Nov. accounted for 30% of total US iPhone sales" Apple 3.0 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone X Owners Find They Can't Approve Family Purchases Using Face ID News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "Face ID can't approve family purchases, likely due to higher risk of false match" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "This developer made his face invisible with the help of an iPhone X: A terrifying novelty"  The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "The 6 most important phones of 2017: From wallet-busters to wallet-friendly." CNET 8:33 AM
  • "Early indicators of Amazon Echo and Google Home holiday sales highlight cost of Apple's HomePod delay"  VentureBeat 9:10 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa app hits the top of the App Store for the first time" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Kanye West gifted his wife Apple stock for Christmas" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Second-gen Apple TV hits 1 million sales" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: Snapchat will push content outside its own app" Axios 3:51 PM
  • "Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked: This exploit only affects a fraction of connected devices." Engadget 11:57 AM
  • "True wireless charging is about to become a thing" Mashable 9:46 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency mining virus spreads across Facebook Messenger" Telegraph 9:11 AM
  • "Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "HTC to limit number of new smartphones for 2018" DigiTimes 8:14 AM
  • "Obama urges 'leaders' not to split society with online biases" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Teens Aren't Partying Anymore. They're on Social Media." Wired 8:05 AM
  • "Energous gets FCC approval for first distance charging system ahead of CES demo" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Google says its AI-powered speech synthesis system almost indistinguishable from human speech" 9to5Google 7:57 AM
  • "Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "The Great Data Breach Disasters of 2017" Gizmodo 7:50 AM
  • "The 6-inch OnePlus 5T costs $500 and you can unlock it with your face" Digital Trends 7:48 AM
  • "#221: I'm Calling HR/Our favorite (or most challenging) tech support jobs of the holidays or year, the tech items we wish we'd gotten as gifts, the biggest tech blunders of 2017, and our wishlists for tech for 2018." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:02 PM
  • "Favorite ARKit Apps for 2017 -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-27" The Mac Observer 1:10 PM