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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 5, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music overtaking Spotify in the U.S. shows why it needs a free tier more than ever: Apple Music has 36 million subscribers compared with 70 million Spotify listeners around the globe."  Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "Apple Music is about to overtake Spotify in the US"  Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Music Names Veteran Music Journalist Alex Gale Head of Editorial" Variety 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Music Gets New Head of Editorial With Hiring of Music Journalist Alex Gale" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Music recruits journalist Alex Gale to lead editorial work" AppleInsider 5:03 PM
  • "Apple's cyber insurance project is a smart way to sell more iPhones and iPads" BGR 9:28 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: After Showing Stability, Tablet Market Falls 12% in Q4 2017/Third straight quarter of iPad growth cuts into Windows 2-in-1 and Android slate segments" Business Wire 2:33 PM
  • "Detachable Tablets Return to Growth During the Holiday Season as Slate Tablet Decline Continues, According to IDC" ["Apple maintained a solid lead in the holiday quarter driving growth both through its lower-priced 9.7-inch iPad as well as its newly refreshed iPad Pro products. While the lower-price iPad has continued to drive a strong consumer upgrade cycle, the shifting focus is to iPad Pro and its potential in the commercial and education segments. With the only expected tablet growth to come from these segments, Apple's recent launch of 'Apple at Work' shows their commitment to maintain its leader position."]  IDC 10:47 AM
  • "iPad Remains World's Most Popular Tablet as Apple Outsold Samsung and Amazon Combined Last Year" MacRumors 10:47 AM
  • "Can Amazon's Fire tablet beat Apple's iPad? Amazon has ousted Samsung as the second biggest tablet vendor, but tablet market continues to shrink." ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "OhioHealth patients can access their medical records in latest version of Apple's Health app" Columbus Business First 11:48 AM
  • "An iPhone X now costs $1,700 in India" CNNMoney 8:21 AM
  • "Apple abruptly pulled Telegram last week when it learned app was serving child pornography" 9to5Mac 10:50 AM
  • "Telegram iOS app removed from App Store last week due to child pornography: The app was restored only after Telegram removed the content." Ars Technica 12:02 PM
  • "Apple Helps Authorities Bring Russian Spam Lord to Justice" The Mac Observer 7:47 PM
  • "Apple's Southlake, Texas store set to close on March 4th in continued renovation rollout" 9to5Mac 1:16 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: 16GB iPhone finally brings enough storage" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over: Target might not be far behind." Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "Ajit Pai takes credit for broadband deployments that began under Obama: FCC touts Obama-era projects as proof that net neutrality repeal is working." Ars Technica 3:28 PM
  • "Foxconn to invest NT$10 billion to develop AI applications" DigiTimes 2:02 PM
  • "'Truth About Tech' campaign takes on tech addiction" CBS News 9:39 AM
  • "Samsung asks U.S. court to bar Huawei from enforcing a Chinese standard-essential patent injunction" Foss Patents 8:48 AM
  • "This Android phone looks just like the iPhone X, but costs less than a quarter of the price" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Exclusive: Intel's new Vaunt smart glasses actually look good" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion" AppleInsider 8:25 AM
  • "021: iPhone 7 replacement program, why Telegram was pulled, and HomePod updates Daily" 9to5Mac 5:54 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Architosh Founder & EIC Anthony Frausto-Robledo" The Mac Observer 5:45 PM
  • "Upgrade #179: Somewhere Between One And A Gabillion" Six Colors 4:23 PM
  • "#179: Somewhere Between One and a Gabillion/Apple reaches a record high in revenue and profit, but what's up with the iPhone and Mac sales figures? This week we break down Apple's huge holiday quarter, including the calendar quirk that has cut Apple both ways." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:42 PM
  • "Apple's Hidden Feature Problem, Apple Music's Growing User Base -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-05" The Mac Observer 1:34 PM