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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Checked 4:45 PM; Last Updated 2:05 PM CST; 20:05 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Higher Res Video of China Apple Store Artists with English Subtitles" The Mac Observer 1/31
  • "CrunchWeek: Apple's Huge Quarter, Snapchat Discover, And Newsweek's Cover Fail" TechCrunch 1/31
  • "A Smart Lightbulb Controlled By Your SmartPhone" Forbes 1/31
  • "Top iOS news of the week: 74 million iPhones, smarter covers, new version of iOS" ZDNet 1/31
  • "TUAW ceasing publication on February 3, 2015" TUAW 1/31
  • "First Look: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs on the set of the controversial new film about the Apple co-founder's life" Daily Mail (UK) 1/31
  • "Lance Armstrong invoked Steve Jobs when asked if he'd ever be reunited with Livestrong" Business Insider 1/31
  • "Apple CEO: Fandroids are binning Android in favour of iPhones" The Register 1/30
  • "CIRP: majority of Android switchers are outside US" Electronista 1/30
  • "The iPhone may be starting to steal Android's lower-income customers" Business Insider 1/30
  • "Bite that Apple if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft" The Register 1/30
  • "Apple's new Chongqing store shown off in photos ahead of Saturday opening" AppleInsider 1/30
  • "Take a sneak peak inside Apple's gorgeous new Chongqing Store" Cult of Mac 1/30
  • "Photos of Apple's Chongqing store, opening tomorrow ahead of Chinese New Year" iDownload Blog 1/30
  • "Rest in Pod: Apple no longer reporting iPod sales" Cult of Mac 1/30
  • "'Zombie' Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year" TechCrunch 1/30
  • "AOL is shutting down its Apple blog TUAW: The Unofficial Apple Weblog is the latest victim of AOL's reorganization" The Verge 1/30
  • "TUAW, Joystiq to close and fold into Engadget" Electronista 1/30
Non-Apple News
  • "Marriott Abandons FCC Petition for Hotel Wi-Fi Blocking" PC Magazine 2:04 PM
  • "Big future in Broadcom's little set-top box? The chipmaker has been working on new technology for its cable provider customers, including a TV dongle and a chip for faster broadband speeds." CNET 7:18 AM
  • "The Pirate Bay Rises From The Ashes Nearly Two Months After Police Raid" HotHardware 1/31
  • "Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots" Engadget 1/31
  • "Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study" InformationWeek 1/31
  • "An inside look at the Internet Archive" [Video Report] CBS News 1/31
  • "How social media wins the #SuperBowl" CNET 1/31
  • "Surprise! Dish Network emerges as major wireless player after FCC auction: AT&T and Verizon are big winners in the record-breaking wireless auction, but it's Dish Network that walks away with an unexpectedly large swath of spectrum. What will it do with it?" CNET 1/31
  • "Your BMW just downloaded a security patch" Engadget 1/31
  • "Google announces 40 new third-party integrations for Siri competitor Google Now" AppleInsider 1/30
  • "Google brings Google Now to a whole new level" BGR 1/30
  • "AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Verizon, Dish spend big" Reuters 1/30
  • "Ghost flaw in Linux can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps" IDG News Service 1/30
  • "With Ad Push, Pinterest Wants To Take On Google" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/30
  • "10 common misconceptions about mobile device batteries" TechRepublic 1/30
  • "TC AppleCast 3: Apple Sells All The iPhones" TechCrunch 1/30
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-30: Samsung's Smartphone Numbers, Congress Wants More Corporate Cash" The Mac Observer 1/30