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Friday, May 6, 2016
Checked 6:10 AM; Last Updated 9:30 PM CDT; 02:30 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's CareKit helps healthcare apps step up their game"  ReadWrite 2:12 PM
  • "LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "LAPD cracks locked iPhone in murder case: In the latest case of law enforcement taking on smartphone security, cops have hacked an iPhone crucial to the trial of 'The Shield' star Michael Jace." CNET 7:11 AM
  • "LAPD successfully hacked a locked iPhone 5s during time FBI said it couldn't access 5c" 9to5Mac 7:16 AM
  • "LAPD cracks iPhone 5S in murder case, but it probably wasn't encrypted" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Expert helped Los Angeles police hack Apple iPhone: court records" Reuters 7:11 PM
  • "Apple Petitions to Sell Refurbished iPhones in India: The tech company is looking to gain traction in a fast-growing, but not affluent, consumer market" [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "India market: Lenovo and Apple seeing fast growth among top-10 smartphone vendors, says Canalys" DigiTimes 7:22 AM
  • "iPhone enjoys massive growth in India in 2016" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Hybrid Tablets Meet Rising Demand for a Single Device While Boosting Satisfaction, Says J. D. Power Tablet Study" ["Apple (830) ranks highest in overall satisfaction; performance is higher than the segment average in all factors except with cost."] J.D. Power 1:34 PM
  • "Latest Tim Cook charity auction raises $515,000 for RFK human rights campaign" 9to5Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Online Apple Store now has category for accessibility accessories, confirming earlier rumors" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "iPhone owners plagued by another iCloud phishing scam" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Brand new 'Accessibility' section launches on Apple Online Store" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Clever, funny ad for Apple Pay in Australia" The Loop 7:56 AM
  • "Siri creators to introduce new AI assistant 'Viv' next week" iDownload Blog 7:22 AM
  • "The makers of Siri are back with a new super-smart AI called Viv" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "The creators of Apple's Siri have built a new personal assistant called 'Viv'" Business Insider 7:34 AM
  • "Siri vs. Viv: A battle of digital assistants?" CNBC Videos 10:03 AM
  • "Can You Spot All the Apple Gags in This Poster of a 1984 Macintosh?" Gizmodo 3:24 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google, Honeywell resolve Nest Labs patent dispute" ZDNet 9:30 PM
  • "Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 PM
  • "Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control" PCWorld 3:29 PM
  • "Six classic games are inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame" VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "All your passwords are pretty much useless (The 3:59, Ep. 40)" CNET 2:03 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Airplane Mode" The Loop 1:33 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-05: Dave's iPhone SE Surprise, LAPD iPhone Hack" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM