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Friday, October 24, 2014
Checked 4:20 PM; Last Updated 4:05 PM CDT; 21:05 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Dear Mr. Cook, 'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than 'Assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11¬≠hour shifts, and sleeping eight to a room in the Jabil Circuit corporate dormitories in Wuxi, China.'" [2 page PDF] [Paid Membership Required] 3:17 PM
  • "Ralph Nader Slams Tim Cook for Buying Back Stock Instead of Helping Impoverished Workers" iClarified 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Phase 2 Architectural and Site Refinements" City of Cupertino 3:53 PM
  • "Apple Submits Revised Plans for Second Phase of New Campus Construction" MacRumors 3:53 PM
  • "iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China: Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China." CNET 7:51 AM
  • "iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks" The Register 11:06 AM
  • "Want to use Apple Pay or Google Wallet? Avoid Rite Aid" IDG News Service 4:00 PM
  • "Source: NFC chip in new iPads just the Secure Element for Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "Amazon Visa Rewards Card Now Compatible With Apple Pay" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "Some area banks to use Apple Pay: The electronic payment system debuted this week at a host of retailers" The Clarion-Ledger 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon Rewards Visa card now ready to load in Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay" NFC World 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Pay to launch in Korea?" NFC World 8:25 AM
  • "Sprint's 'iPhone for Life' plan to offer annual upgrades: The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year. The offer takes effect on November 14." CNET 10:08 AM
  • "Quiz: How well do you know the iPod? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of of the iPod as Apple's portable music player celebrates its 13th birthday" Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6 prices in Brazil will start at BRL 3,199" AppleDailyReport 3:55 PM
  • "Developer says Apple sent them pornographic image when rejecting app" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Why did Apple email porn to this man?" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "The Henry Ford [Museum] buys an Apple-1 computer for more than $900,000 for Dearborn museum's collection" WXYZ Detroit 8:07 AM
  • "Queen Elizabeth II takes to an iPad to send her first Tweet" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple...And This Crazy Email Thing" Wired 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T Risks Losing Prized Wireless Customers: AT&T's Shift Away From Traditional Contracts Leaves Many Subscribers Free to Jump Ship" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Pandora Falls as Listener Growth Slows in Third Quarter" Bloomberg 2:45 PM
  • "Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "New York City Police to Be Equipped With Smartphones and Tablets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "What if video games could actually make you healthier? Welcome to the interactive future of brain medicine" The Verge 10:30 AM
  • "Sprint increases Family Share Pack range with 1GB plan for $20" Electronista 8:19 AM
  • "Sony Has Just Made The Most Beautiful Ad Of The Year — Capturing Bubbles As They Turn Into Ice In Mid-Air" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "The MacJury Examines The Impact of New Apple Products" MacVoices 2:31 PM
  • "Two And A Half Geeks 10/24/14: Leaked Nexus 9 Performance, Lenovo Erazer X510, Apple's 5K iMac, New iPads, Windows 10 Hands-On and More" HotHardware 1:39 PM
  • "iMore show 427: iPad & Mac buyers' guide" iMore 10:31 AM
  • "Reviews are in on iPad Air 2 and our day with Apple Pay on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Podcast: End of Macworld Expo? Mac Hack, Jobs movie + more" Insanely Great Mac 9:18 AM