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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Checked 1:40 PM; Last Updated 10:00 AM CDT; 15:00 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch sales affecting traditional watch market" New York Post 6:07 AM
  • "Where to go for computer tech support: When you need a little help with your computer, should you go to the manufacturer or a retail store?" ["If you want an army of geeks you can count on to tame an unruly computer, you'd better buy a Macintosh: Apple tech support is by far the most effective of any computer brand's."]  Consumer Reports 5/29
  • "Apple tops Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer technical support" AppleInsider 5/29
  • "Consumer Reports survey ranks Apple top for tech support among PC makers" 9to5Mac 5/29
  • "Apple Continues to Provide Top-Rated Tech Support on Strength of Genius Bar" MacRumors 5/29
  • "Apple trumps Windows PC makers for technical support" The Inquirer 5/29
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook donates 50,000 AAPL shares ($6.5 million) to charity" 9to5Mac 5/29
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $6.56M to charity" AppleInsider 5/29
  • "Apple's newest New York City retail store opens June 13 on Madison Avenue" iMore 5/29
  • "More than half of Tidal's founders may have to pull their own music" Cult of Mac 5/29
  • "Attention Tim Cook: Your instant Mac museum is just $300,000 away" Cult of Mac 5/29
  • "Google is working on a mobile payments service that makes Apple Pay look feeble" Business Insider 5/29
  • "Google Photos Offers Free Unlimited Photo Storage For iOS, Android And Web" Forbes 5/29
  • "Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime" Macworld 5/29
  • "With Apple Carplay Compatibility, Rezvani's 500-HP 'Beast' Is A Truly Connected Supercar" Digital Trends 5/29
  • "Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration" AppleInsider 5/29
  • "The evolution of the smartwatch -- from IBM WatchPad to Apple Watch" BetaNews 5/29
  • "How your smartphone can actually be good for your mental health" Mashable 5/29
  • "Man Gets $120 Ticket for Using Apple Watch While Driving: A Quebec man was slapped with a $120 fine and four points on his license for using his Apple Watch while driving." PC Magazine 5/29
  • "Steve Jobs' Prophecy Could Come True, PC Sales Slump For The Fourth Year Running" Digital Trends 5/29
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates" Business Insider 5/29
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Get Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds" Redmond Pie 5/29
  • "What iPhone would have looked like back in 1984" Cult of Mac 5/29
Non-Apple News
  • "Windshield Devices Bring Distracted Driving Debate to Eye Level" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/29
  • "Be not afraid: Benefits of smart technology are too great to ignore" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 5/29
  • "With Its New Mobile Features, Google Returns to Form (And Buries Its Flops)" Re/code 5/29
  • "Smart Lock Passwords is cool, but Google Project Abacus puts us closer to a password-free world" 9to5Google 5/29
  • "US Tried to Attack North Korea's Nukes With a Computer Virus and Failed" Gizmodo 5/29
  • "Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life/Inside the trial that brought down a darknet pirate." Ars Technica 5/29
  • "Here's the incredible story behind the guy who was just sentenced to life for creating the 'eBay for drugs'" Business Insider 5/29
  • "Swatch Plans to Release Internet-Connected Smartwatch Late Summer" The Mac Observer 5/29
  • "Google will hold Ubiquitous Computing Summit in San Francisco this fall" VentureBeat 5/29
  • "With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right" Engadget 5/29
  • "Google Wants to Turn Everything Into a Wearable" Wired 5/29
  • "FCC's Internet-for-the-poor plan sets up fight with Republicans" Ars Technica 5/29
  • "Coming May 30: Gene Steinberg meets Bryan Chaffin, of The Mac Observer, and Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 10:00 AM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 207 - I Like Combining Things" Touch Arcade 5/29
  • "Jason Snell Delivers a Crash Course on Photos for Mac" MacVoices 5/29
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-29: The Big iCloud Photos Alternatives Show" The Mac Observer 5/29
  • "Cortana vs Siri and Point Break's remake in CNET UK podcast 435" CNET 5/29
  • "Jony Ive chooses his successors, this week on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 5/29
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive's promotion, Apple Watch bugs & Pixelmator for iPhone" AppleInsider 5/29