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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Checked 3:55 PM; Last Updated 2:05 PM CDT; 19:05 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Ford Switching Employees to iPhones From BlackBerry" ["The second largest U.S. automaker will replace BlackBerry Ltd.'s smartphones with iPhones for about 3,300 workers by the end of this year, Sara Tatchio, a Ford spokeswoman, said today in an interview. About 6,000 more employees will receive iPhones over the next two years, replacing flip phones, she said. Ford is hiring a mobile technology analyst whose main focus will be to oversee the 'global deployment of corporate iPhones,' the company said in an online job posting."]  Bloomberg 2:02 PM
  • "Ford Transitioning From BlackBerries to iPhones for Employees" MacRumors 2:02 PM
  • "Apple and the omnichannel: 9 industries already using iBeacon" Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Stores gearing up to allow early-upgrade carrier program buying?" Electronista 8:11 AM
  • "Chinese Vendors Outpace the Market as Smartphone Shipments Grow 23.1% Year over Year in the Second Quarter, According to IDC" Business Wire 1:25 PM
  • "Apple & Samsung lose share to smaller Chinese OEMs in Q2 smartphone shipment numbers" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says" IDG News Service 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's App Store full of 'zombies,' says report" CBS News 2:00 PM
  • "Apple expanding AppleCare+ warranties internationally, now available in Mexico & Sweden" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Expands AppleCare+ iPhone and iPad Coverage to Mexico and Sweden" MacTrast 9:33 AM
  • "Production Issues Restrict Apple's Sapphire Cover iPhone 6 Release, Analyzes TrendForce" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "Thieves Target Durham, North Carolina Apple Store in Smash-and-Grab Robbery" MacRumors 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Retail Out Almost $310K in Scam, Suspect Arrested in Florida" The Mac Observer 1:23 PM
  • "Much of Tesla's UI design team comes from Apple [Video] 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "This Crowd Finding Campaign Wants To Use An iPhone To Diagnose Malaria" Digital Trends 8:56 AM
  • "Feds arrest Florida man who allegedly conned Apple out of $309K: In a string of crimes from Florida to Oregon, Tampa Bay man bought Apple gear with empty debit cards, Secret Service claims" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets Revenge for Those Old 'Mac vs. PC' Ads" Time 12:38 PM
  • "Fox's Bill O'Reilly: Gadgets got Obama elected/The Fox News presenter says iPads and the like made it easier to present a candidate's image that was 'false' to narcissistic young people." CNET 2:03 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "A reminder of how ultra-cheap Androids are taking over in emerging markets — fast" Gigaom 10:40 AM
  • "Android 'Fake ID' flaw could allow data-stealing malware infections on millions of devices" Gigaom 8:31 AM
  • "How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week." Gigaom 8:30 AM
  • "Stanford Researchers Build a Better Battery" TechNewsWorld 9:32 AM
  • "Battery Life 'Holy Grail' Discovered. Phones May Last 300%┬áLonger" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life" PCWorld 8:01 AM
  • "We start messing around with Yosemite beta because we just can't wait for the new stuff." The MT Show 7:56 AM