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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 29, 2018


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Automakers Locked in Battle with Phone Manufacturers for Consumers' Attention, J.D. Power Finds" ["In the smartphone mirroring battle, drivers using Apple CarPlay report significantly higher satisfaction with the system than those using Android Auto (777 vs. 748, respectively, on a 1,000-point scale). However, Google fights back when it comes to navigation. Among owners who use their own navigation system, 56% use Google Maps most often and 16% use Google-owned Waze most often, while only 23% use Apple Maps most often. Even iPhone owners are more likely to use Google Maps than Apple Maps, whereas very few Android owners use Apple Maps."]  J.D. Power 8:24 AM
  • "USA: Online Smartphone Sales Remain Strong at 13% of Total Sales in Q2 2018; Prime Exclusives by Amazon Drive Sales/Apple iPhones remain the most popular models across both online and offline channels."  Counterpoint 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Loses #2 Spot to Huawei as Q2 Smartphone Shipments Dip" Zacks 9:20 AM
  • "The iPod changed the world. The world moved on, but we still remember our first MP3 players: From iPods to SanDisk Sansas, we reminisce about our first MP3 players: and all the music we packed in our pockets."  CNET 9:12 AM
  • "Hacker involved in 'Celebgate' iCloud intrusion sentenced to prison: Another hacker has been sentenced to prison for their part in a phishing scheme that yielded access to the private iCloud accounts of Hollywood celebrities, an incident referred to as 'Celebgate.'" AppleInsider 7:28 PM
  • "Purported first-generation iPhone prototypes hit eBay in suspect auctions" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple alerting more customers about photo printing service replacements ahead of shutdown" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
  • "Apple teaches photo editing with over-the-phone classes" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "Former Apple video exec helps connect authors with filmmakers" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs in Apple stock backdating scandal" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google, Facebook, Twitter chiefs called back to Senate Intelligence committee" TechCrunch 3:58 PM
  • "Google Gives Wear OS A Much-Needed Interface Revamp For Smartwatches" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Micron Technology plans $3 billion expansion of Virginia plant" Reuters 12:24 PM
  • "The FTC is investigating a crowdfunding campaign that disappeared with more than $700K" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Trump warns tech giants, stepping up attacks claiming 'bias'" AFP 11:06 AM
  • "Your Phone's Screen Is Ruining Your Eyes" Mashable 10:38 AM
  • "What to expect at IFA 2018: Smartphones, smart speakers, and crazy robots" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Hackers sell data of 130 million Chinese hotel guests on the dark web for 8 Bitcoin" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Amazon is reportedly building a free streaming video service for Fire TV owners" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Amazon Planning Free Streaming Service for Fire TV (Report)" Tom's Guide 8:06 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 79: Fishing For Apple's Next Growing iPhones" AppAdvice 9:20 PM
  • "Killing the Lighting Port, Buying into Apple Watch Series 4 -ACM 477" The Mac Observer 5:34 PM
  • "Ted Landau's Home Automation Update and Lightning Round Answers" MacVoices 2:27 PM
  • "#38: He Was Cared for by Animals/Which email service is right for kids? What's the best way to use Migration Assistant? How do you set a geofence in Reminders when your home doesn't have an address? All this and more this week!" Relay FM: Query 2:15 PM
  • "#256: A High Stakes Podcast/How often we use the command line, in what ways we've become more mindful about our tech usage, Apple's addition of AirPlay 2 to the AirPort Express, and what tech constraints have taught us about ourselves." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:00 PM
  • "Google Was Never Neutral: An interview on what President Trump gets right and wrong about Google's biases." Slate 11:07 AM
  • "Scotty Allen: iPhone hacker puts headphone jack back" BBC 8:35 AM