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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Checked 2:35 AM; Last Updated 5:45 PM CDT; 22:45 GMT
 

 

General Interest/Potpourri
  • "America seems to be falling for Apple Music — MBLM" Apple Must 1:21 PM
  • "Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone: A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac." Motherboard 2:03 PM
  • "The iPhone X Plus could copy the Galaxy Note with an 'iPen': Analysts claim that the premium 2018 iPhone will support Apple Pencil." CNET 2:03 PM
  • "iOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on 4.6% of Android Devices" MacRumors 11:49 AM
  • "Fewer iPhone and iPad users are upgrading to the latest version of iOS"  Business Insider 1:49 PM
  • "iPhone X early adopters aren't satisfied with Siri" Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Global quarterly smartphone demand down year-on-year though revenue growth remained strong" GfK Global 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "No, Apple didn't deliver a 'KO punch' to Android with the iPhone X" BGR 3:51 PM
  • "Samsung ships 8 million S9/S9+ smartphones in its launch month" ["Samsung's rival Apple has just had a disappointing quarter for its iPhone X. Canalys estimates that Apple shipped fewer than 14 million iPhone Xs in Q1 2018, down from 29 million in Q4 2017. 'Apple's iPhone X performance in Q1 is a clear indication of the challenges that premium smartphones now face,' said TuanAnh Nguyen, Analyst at Canalys."]  Canalys 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone X sales in rapid decline? Apple will sell 'fewer than 14 million in Q1'" ZDNet 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Shipped 14 Million iPhone X Units in Q1 2018" iPhone Hacks 7:47 AM
  • "Canalys declares Apple's iPhone X sales 'disappointing'" Apple 3.0 8:17 AM
  • "Supreme Court SAS ruling: higher principles decide, patent review efficiency suffers collateral damage" ["Then there was Apple, which generally had a great deal of urgency in cases in which it was the only part asserting offensive claims, or was asserting more or potentially more impactful ones, while taking its time when defending itself--but nowhere near as extreme as some Android companies."] Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "Conviva Measures Explosive Growth in Streaming Video on the Internet: Apple TV Viewership Up 709% in Q1 2018 Compared to Q1 2017, Conviva Finds in Quarterly State of OTT Market Report, While Android Pulls Ahead of iOS in Mobile Viewing" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code" Motherboard 8:15 AM
  • "Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot tweets praise for her new Huawei Mate 10 ... from an iPhone" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Facebook's Privacy Scandal Appears to Have Little Effect on Its Bottom Line" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:46 PM
  • "YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output" BBC 2:26 PM
  • "North Korean-linked malware campaign increasing global scope" Axios 1:54 PM
  • "'Holy Grail' Exploit Puts Nintendo Switch Consoles at Risk" TechNewsWorld 1:34 PM
  • "Belgium defines video game loot boxes as illegal gambling" The Verge 1:33 PM
  • "Bill Gates-backed start-up EarthNow will provide real-time video of 'almost' anywhere on the planet" CNBC 9:57 AM
  • "Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code" Motherboard 8:15 AM
  • "Facebook can't admit the truth, says data-slurp boffin Kogan" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Cracking The Crypto War/Ray Ozzie thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists." Wired 7:12 AM
  • "YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Google Play Music dies in 2019, according to YouTube Remix rumour" Memeburn 8:15 AM
  • "Google gun emoji becomes water pistol" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more – TechCrunch" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Google Is Giving Gmail a Makeover" PC Magazine 7:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Amazon Cyberpunk King, Tim's State Dinner, GrayShift Pudding -ACM 459" The Mac Observer 5:20 PM
  • "Goodbye Google Play Music, Mac Flash Malware -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-25" The Mac Observer 1:19 PM