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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Checked 8:05 AM; Last Updated 9:15 PM CST; 03:15 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "UK Police Circumvent iOS Encryption By Snatching iPhone Out of Suspect's Hands" The Mac Observer 7:33 AM
  • "UK police have a new tactic to circumvent strong iPhone encryption: steal the unlocked phone out of the criminal's hand" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Fitness Trackers in the Lead as Wearables Market Grows 3.1% in the Third Quarter, According to IDC" ["Apple's decision to launch its second-generation watches in mid-September, towards the end of the quarter, did contribute to its year-over-year decline in 3Q16. However, the primary reasons for the downturn were an aging lineup and an unintuitive user interface. Though both issues have been addressed with the latest generation watches, Apple's success will likely be muted as the smartwatch category continues to be challenged."] Business Wire 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales plunge as Fitbit continues to rule wearables" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch Sales Decline 71% in Third Quarter Thanks to Late Series 2 Intro" The Mac Observer 10:35 AM
  • "IDC: Apple Watch sales fell 71% last quarter" Apple 3.0 2:16 PM
  • "Apple Watch Sales Down 70 Percent Year-Over-Year, According To Research Firm" Digital Trends 6:36 PM
  • "Apple's Next Store Opens in Shanghai on December 10" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "Burglars crash car into Palo Alto Apple Store" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Burglars ram SUV into Palo Alto Apple store in smash-and-grab raid" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Shares New 'Romeo and Juliet' Ad Highlighting the iPhone 7's Camera" MacRumors 7:18 PM
  • "Why Netflix downloads offline video to your iOS device in 1-3 minute chunks" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "5 years after his death, Steve Jobs still among top 'current' tech leaders" Cult of Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple Store celebrates millionth online sale" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content" Reuters 9:14 PM
  • "100 million students worldwide will learn to code this week for Hour of Code: Monday kicks off Computer Science Education Week, and's Hour of Code will teach millions of students across every country new coding skills. Here's why it's important, and how your company can participate." TechRepublic 8:23 AM
  • "Dangerous Galaxy Note 7 Broke Basic Engineering Rules, Says Damning New Report"  Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "EU accuses Facebook and Twitter of failing to remove hate speech" Telegraph 8:11 AM
  • "In five years, machine learning will be a part of every doctor's job, Vic Gundotra says: Gundotra, a longtime Microsoft and Google executive, is now the CEO of AliveCor, a mobile health-tech startup." Recode 8:11 AM
  • "In OpenAI's Universe, Computers Learn to Use Apps Like Humans Do" Wired 8:02 AM
  • "Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Co-Founder of Brydge Technologies Nicholas Smith" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "Upgrade #118: Missed that by 100%" Relay FM 2:53 PM
  • "Fake News and Snatched iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-05" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM