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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 4, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jimmy Iovine Allegedly Planning to Leave Apple in August" MacRumors 5:09 PM
  • "Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August" AppleInsider 5:09 PM
  • "Report: Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine to depart Apple in August" 9to5Mac 5:09 PM
  • "Apple's $5 billion campus wasn't always meant to be a 'spaceship' — here's what it could've looked like" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Beats 1 announce launch of two new shows: The Apple Music radio station has reinvigorated its schedule for 2018" NME 12:36 PM
  • "Apple joins alliance to shrink your online videos: The iPhone maker becomes the last of tech's biggest companies to endorse compression technology designed to go easy on your data plan." CNET 3:08 PM
  • "Apple joins group of tech companies working to improve online video compression" The Verge 4:14 PM
  • "Apple wants to shrink your online vids to make it easier on your data plan: Apple recently joined the Alliance For Open Media, seemingly showing the company's support for video compression technology." iMore 5:45 PM
  • "Apple may be behind what fans of 'The Office' believed to be a spin-off revival"  9to5Mac 4:13 PM
  • "Apple is working on a Serial-style crime drama series" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Adds 'Are You Sleeping' to Original Show Lineup" The Mac Observer 9:27 AM
  • "Flagship Apple Store Possibly Still Planned at Yonge-Bloor in Toronto" MacRumors 10:28 AM
  • "People Are Shelling Out $500+ To Own The Darker iMac Pro Keyboard and Mouse" Oh Gizmo! 8:57 AM
  • "Smart speakers are the fastest-growing consumer tech; shipments to surpass 50 million in 2018" ["Alexa's multiple smart home integrations, Google's partnership with Nest and Apple's HomeKit initiatives will continue to excite consumers of the smart speaker and fuel sales in 2018.'"] Canalys 11:56 AM
  • "Smart speakers top AR, VR and wearables to become fastest-growing consumer tech" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "ZTE Settles In Multi-Defendant Cellphone Patent Suit: Chinese telecom company ZTE Corp. is settling in a consolidated IP suit from a licensing company that also accuses Apple, Motorola and other mobile heavyweights of infringing on data transfer patents, according to dismissal papers filed in Texas federal court on Wednesday." Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 11:47 AM
  • "PSA: Nonprofits can now apply to Apple for App Store developer fee waiver" 9to5Mac 8:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "TiVo debuts its 'Next-Gen' platform for pay TV providers looking to fight cord cutting" TechCrunch 5:37 PM
  • "Mesh WiFi startup Eeros lays off a fifth of its workforce: The company says it wants to 'focus on its core business'." Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "PyCryptoMiner enslaves your PC to mine Monero: The botnet's creator is quietly cashing in on the craze for cryptocurrency." ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES" BBC 10:28 AM
  • "FCC chairman Ajit Pai just bailed on his planned CES appearance after killing net neutrality" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Google knew about Spectre and Meltdown processor bugs last year, so its products are (mostly) protected" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Google: Chip flaw affects all makers, and we told them about it last year" V3 8:30 AM
  • "Reddit investigating internal hack after users report stolen Bitcoin Cash tips" The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "Competing With the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling gaming console in US" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung's new Exynos chip teases iPhone X features for Galaxy S9" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 154 | Ringing in the New Year, HomePod challenges, and battery saga continues" 9to5Mac 4:13 PM
  • "Meltdown and Spectre Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-04" The Mac Observer 12:36 PM