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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Checked 7:15 PM; Last Updated 6:00 PM CDT; 23:00 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "T-Mobile CEO John Legere Tweetstorms some clarity into the Apple SIM debate" 9to5Mac 5:48 PM
  • "Apple SIM simplifies buying international data plans with supported carriers, internal document clarifies" 9to5Mac 5:49 PM
  • "Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay" The Verge 5:58 PM
  • "CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet" MacRumors 10:19 AM
  • "CVS joins Rite Aid in blocking Apple Pay in 'CurrentC' plan to collect more customer data" AppleInsider 5:48 PM
  • "Leaked Rite Aid docs say Apple Pay may never come" SlashGear 10:19 AM
  • "Activating Apple SIM on AT&T locks it to their network" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "More proof AT&T is clueless/evil: Carrier busts 'Apple SIM' feature" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "Sprint to start offering annual upgrades with 'iPhone for Life' plans" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 Vulnerable To Bending, Just Like iPhone 6 Plus" ValueWalk 1:13 PM
  • "Look Inside The Stunning New Cafe Where Apple Employees Eat Their Meals" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "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] 10/24
  • "Ralph Nader Slams Tim Cook for Buying Back Stock Instead of Helping Impoverished Workers" iClarified 10/24
  • "Apple Campus 2 Phase 2 Architectural and Site Refinements" City of Cupertino 10/24
  • "Apple Submits Revised Plans for Second Phase of New Campus Construction" MacRumors 10/24
  • "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 10/24
  • "iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks" The Register 10/24
  • "Want to use Apple Pay or Google Wallet? Avoid Rite Aid" IDG News Service 10/24
  • "Source: NFC chip in new iPads just the Secure Element for Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 10/24
  • "Amazon Visa Rewards Card Now Compatible With Apple Pay" MacRumors 10/24
  • "Some area banks to use Apple Pay: The electronic payment system debuted this week at a host of retailers" The Clarion-Ledger 10/24
  • "Amazon Rewards Visa card now ready to load in Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 10/24
  • "Amazon Rewards to join Apple Pay" NFC World 10/24
  • "Apple Pay to launch in Korea?" NFC World 10/24
  • "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 10/24
  • "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 10/24
  • "Apple iPhone 6 prices in Brazil will start at BRL 3,199" AppleDailyReport 10/24
  • "Developer says Apple sent them pornographic image when rejecting app" 9to5Mac 10/24
  • "Why did Apple email porn to this man?" BGR 10/24
  • "The Henry Ford [Museum] buys an Apple-1 computer for more than $900,000 for Dearborn museum's collection" WXYZ Detroit 10/24
  • "Queen Elizabeth II takes to an iPad to send her first Tweet" Engadget 10/24
  • "Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple...And This Crazy Email Thing" Wired 10/24
  • "Sprint wants to sentence you to 'iPhone for Life' with new iPhone 6 promo" BGR 10/24
  • "Sprint expands 'iPhone for Life' plans with new 12-month lease option" AppleInsider 10/24
Non-Apple News
  • "Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar" Re/code 10/24
  • "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] 10/24
  • "Pandora Falls as Listener Growth Slows in Third Quarter" Bloomberg 10/24
  • "Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer" TechCrunch 10/24
  • "New York City Police to Be Equipped With Smartphones and Tablets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/24
  • "What if video games could actually make you healthier? Welcome to the interactive future of brain medicine" The Verge 10/24
  • "Sprint increases Family Share Pack range with 1GB plan for $20" Electronista 10/24
  • "Sony Has Just Made The Most Beautiful Ad Of The Year — Capturing Bubbles As They Turn Into Ice In Mid-Air" Business Insider 10/24
  • "Gillmor Gang: Room to Grow" TechCrunch 1:28 PM
  • "Iterate 76: Michael Simmons of Fantastical and HockeyApp" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "We chat with Remedy about their new iPhone and iPad game Agents of Storm" iMore 8:09 AM
  • "The MacJury Examines The Impact of New Apple Products" MacVoices 10/24
  • "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 10/24
  • "iMore show 427: iPad & Mac buyers' guide" iMore 10/24
  • "Reviews are in on iPad Air 2 and our day with Apple Pay on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 10/24