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Friday, August 26, 2016
Checked 3:25 AM; Last Updated 9:10 PM CDT; 02:10 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Startup Manipulated iPhone to Allow Government Spying, Report Says: Israeli firm said to have exploited Apple smartphone flaws to help nations spy on their citizens" [Paid Membership Required] 2:19 PM
  • "Apple fixes security flaw after UAE dissident's iPhone targeted" Reuters 9:07 PM
  • "Everything We Know About NSO Group: The Professional Spies Who Hacked iPhones With A Single Text" Forbes 6:57 PM
  • "Apple's iOS Loses Smartphone Performance Battle to Android Devices, Plagued by High Failure Rates & Crashing Apps"  PRNewswire 7:16 AM
  • "New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Report: Android devs update apps nearly twice as often as iOS devs" FierceWireless 8:17 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16" ["Despite the absence of new models for the second half of 2016, Apple will see its tablet shipment dip only slightly on year to 9.5 million units in the third quarter thanks to steady demand for 9.7-inch iPad Pro."] DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Touchy iPhone 6, 6S chips prone to breaking down and giving up" The Register 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook hosts fundraiser for Hillary Clinton alongside environmental head Lisa Jackson" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Samsung has begun beta testing iPhone support for its Gear smartwatches" Apple Must 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft is challenging Google on Apple's iOS devices" Tech Insider 8:58 AM
  • "These smartphone makers are beating Apple in China" CNNMoney 8:47 PM
  • "Apple signs music streaming deal with EE" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 PM
  • "Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September: Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975 Headline Festival's 10th Anniversary" Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September" Business Wire 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Music Festival 2016: See Britney, Elton, Alicia Keys and more for free" CNET 7:07 AM
  • "Unique 'Celebration' Apple-1 Sells for $815,000" MacRumors 2:23 PM
  • "Rare Apple I 'Celebration' model fetches $815k in auction, falling short of $1m estimates" 9to5Mac 5:24 PM
  • "Apple Proposes 5 New Emoji Professions" PC Magazine 9:07 PM
  • "The hidden history of educational gaming on the Mac" iMore 11:04 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Meet the 'world-saving' PowerBook 5300" Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook to Show Targeted Ads" MacRumors 8:58 AM
  • "Twenty-five years of Linux overcoming hurdles and overshooting goals" TechRepublic 7:47 AM
  • "Politicians are accusing Facebook and Twitter of 'consciously failing' to tackle terrorism" Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "Rebound 100: Why Aren't We Doing THAT Show?" Six Colors 3:10 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-25: Interview with Ruby Calling's Jean MacDonald" The Mac Observer 10:33 AM
  • "Podcast 522: Headphone jack interrupted" Macworld 8:41 AM