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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, May 12, 2018


  • "Now is the worst time to buy any MacBook laptop from Apple" Business Insider 5:53 PM
  • "Munster: Apple's Paradigm Shift/'Apple as a Service paradigm will not need a super cycle for the Apple story to remain favorable with investors.' —Loup Ventures' Gene Munster"  Apple 3.0 10:04 AM
  • "Making The Grade: How iPads put digital whiteboards on life support"  9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "What would Steve Jobs think of today's Apple?"  ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Video: Changes to the MacBook Pro we want Apple to make" AppleInsider 5/11
  • "New Apple Strategy: Partner with Microsoft For Future Battles" The Mac Observer 5/11
  • "5 Important Features HomePod Needed to Succeed" [Slideshow] iDrop News 5/11
  • "Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware"  AppleInsider 5/11
  • "Will the iPhone soon capture 3D AR?" Apple Must 5/11
  • "Apple is Making iPhone Hacking A Lot More Difficult for Law Enforcement with iOS 11.4" The Mac Observer 5/11
  • "iPhone X Users Hate Siri, Are Fine With the Notch: The iPhone X notch puzzled some longtime Apple watchers, but the design choice does not appear to bother iPhone X buyers, who hate Siri much more than the screen cut-out."  PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Comment: Why I don't believe the iPhone SE 2 renders but wish I did" 9to5Mac 5/11
  • "4 New Things Google Assistant Can Do That Siri Just Can't" iDrop News 5/11
  • "Android P's notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12: Seriously, this is getting embarrassing now." ["Android P's notification system isn't just better than iOS 11's, it's a completely different way of thinking about alerts and actions on our phones. And if Apple isn't already far along with a system of its own, it should—as Steve Jobs would say—slavishly copy it."]  Macworld 5/11
  • "Time to break open AI's black box, and keep it open" ZDNet 6:50 PM
  • "Here's Why Amazon Can't Fix Review Spam" Lifehacker 5/11
  • "Should our machines sound human? And what about informed consent?" The Loop 5/11
  • "The Lost Art Of Buttons" Forbes 5/11
  • "Google's News app is a tool for gaining perspective, not an arbiter of facts: AI, not human curation, may help us better understand the world." Engadget 5/11
  • "What do we even mean when we say 'Android'? One word, a multiplicity of meanings" The Verge 5/11
  • "The problem isn't Duplex or AI. It's Google." iMore 5/11
  • "Google's AI advances are equal parts worry and wonder: We cannot put off finding an answer to AI ethics any longer." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google I/O 2018: Key takeaways on Duplex, AI, privacy, Android/Google has clearly gone AI first, and Duplex is just one example. Here's a look at the big themes from Google I/O 2018 and what it tells us about the company's strategy." ZDNet 5/11
  • "Google Duplex Is Classist: Here's How to Fix It/With Duplex, the Google Assistant can trick people into thinking it's human. It's cool, but ultimately turns service workers into inconvenient interfaces. Google can do better." PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Parody of Google Duplex phone call shows the true, terrifying future of AI" Mashable 5/11