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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Checked 6:10 PM; Last Updated 4:20 PM CDT; 21:20 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple overhauls Support website" MacNN 4:19 PM
  • "Apple is about to finish the mile-long ring for its $5 billion 'spaceship' campus" Business Insider 4/30
  • "Attention: You are saying Apple product names wrong" TrustedReviews 4/30
  • "Tor Myhren Officially Joins Apple as Vice President of Marketing Communications" MacRumors 4/29
  • "Global Tablet Shipments Fell 35% in First Quarter but Sales of Amazon's Fire Tablet Remained Strong, According to TrendForce" ["Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 are the main contributors to the shipment growth of large-size tablets."] Business Wire 4/29
  • "Apple beats Microsoft at their own game while Amazon primes the low end of tablet market, says IDC" DigiTimes 4/29
  • "Apple Beats Microsoft at Own Game; Amazon Primes Tablet Market Low End – IDC" MacPrices 4/29
  • "Apple Agrees to Examine iPhone of Florida Teens Lost at Sea: Lawyer" NBC News 4/29
  • "Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple" Reuters 4/29
  • "Apple will attempt data extraction on iPhone of teen lost at sea, report says" AppleInsider 4/29
  • "FBI director doesn't even know who created the $1M iPhone-hacking device" BGR 4/29
  • "FBI coughed up less than you thought for iPhone unlock" Cult of Mac 4/29
  • "FBI paid less than $1M for iPhone hack -- and doesn't know how it works" CNET 4/29
  • "The FBI might soon be allowed to hack any computer in the world: The US Supreme Court has approved a change in Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, so judges across the country now have the authority to issue warrants for remote electronic searches outside their district."  The Next Web 4/29
  • "U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power" Reuters 4/29
  • "Apple's marketing chief reveals you've been saying its product names all wrong" Business Insider 4/29
  • "Rule 41 would make it easier for the government to carry out hacks" Ars Technica 4/29
  • "Apple employee died from self-inflicted gunshot wound" CNBC Videos 4/29
  • "Apple HQ suicide victim has been identified" Cult of Mac 4/29
  • "Everything we know about the suicide at Apple's headquarters this week" BGR 4/29
  • "Apple Music App Now Lets Users Play Music Videos On Android" Forbes 4/29
  • "LeEco moves its headquarters closer to Apple" CNBC Videos 4/29
  • "Why does Apple's App Store use 'Get' for free apps?" Macworld 4/29
  • "Quad-core coffee table trumped by dual-Mac garden furniture: Readers share retro-computing rebuilds, plus a Microsoft CD fit only to be used as a coaster" The Register 4/29
Non-Apple News
  • "Government wants your fingerprints to unlock your phone" Seattle Times 6:52 AM
  • "John Sculley's plans for changing the world ... again" CNBC 4/30
  • "Valve will ban Steam cheaters via their linked phone numbers/'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' cheaters will have all of their accounts banned for three months." Engadget 4/30
  • "Roaming within the EU has just become cheaper: Prior to charges being scrapped entirely next June." Engadget 4/30
  • "Big Severance for Marissa Mayer if Ousted From Yahoo After a Sale" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/29
  • "YouTube Videos Can Now Earn Money During Content Disputes" PC Magazine 4/29
  • "Wireless carriers will adopt a new real-time text protocol by December 2017" Engadget 4/29
  • "Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stock" Reuters 4/29
  • "Microsoft Shackles Cortana To Windows 10 Search And Edge Browser Blocking Third-Party Integration" HotHardware 4/29
  • "FCC chariman Tom Wheeler praises Comcast as it moves away from set-top boxes" The Verge 4/29
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sources" Reuters 4/29
  • "Boys aspire to work in IT, girls find it boring" BetaNews 4/29
  • "HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price" Pocket-lint 4/29
  • "Rovi to Buy TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal: Rovi to pay $10.70 a share in cash and stock, which is a premium of about 40%" [Paid Membership Required] 4/29
  • "TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion" TechCrunch 4/29
  • "TiVo will be acquired by patent giant Rovi for $1.1 billion" Engadget 4/29
  • "MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone" The Mac Observer 11:16 AM
  • "iMore show 507: DO_oMED" iMore 4/30
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 255 - Dark Lord Day" Touch Arcade 4/29
  • "What does Apple's first sales drop in 13 years mean?" Mashable 4/29
  • "Canvas, Episode 9: Presenting with iOS" MacStories 4/29
  • "What will Apple do to turn things around in 2016? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 34)" CNET 4/29
  • "Meet Rep. Ted Lieu, a Congressman who says encryption is a 'national security priority'" BGR 4/29
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-29: Kicking Off a New Apple Conference" The Mac Observer 4/29
  • "AppleInsider podcast reviews Apple's 12" MacBook, talks earnings, Smart Connector, 'iPhone 7' and more" AppleInsider 4/29