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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 26, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphone Friday" ["Top of the list of used apps was Amazon (10 percent of Android users, 12 percent of iPhone), with eBay coming in second with an average reach of 7 percent of the base (again, skewing slightly higher for iPhone users). ... the iPhone was more heavily used as a shopping tool than Android (28 percent iPhone to 21 percent Android)."] NPD Group 5:20 PM
  • "Internal Apple video documents Apple Store philosophy" [Video Report]  9 to 5 Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Former Apple Retail Chief Details Apple Store Planning And Philosophy In Unaired Video" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "iPad Is Top Black Friday Shopping Tablet: Apple's tablet was the mobile device of choice for online shoppers looking to grab bargains during Thanksgiving weekend." InformationWeek 9:45 AM
  • "The Android engagement paradox" ["Overall, iOS was 77% generated mobile traffic and Android (excl. Kindle, Nook) was 23%."] asymco 8:18 AM
  • "Why is shopping via iPad and iPhone outpacing Android?" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's iPad led Thanksgiving and Black Friday online buying" Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "IBM: 88 Percent Of Tablet-Powered Black Friday Online Shopping Came From iPads" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping Stats: Despite the fact there are more Android users than iOS users." Ars Technica 11:22 AM
  • "iPad IS Mobile Shopping" Tapscape 7:46 AM
  • "iPad Wins 88% of Black Friday Mobile Traffic [Infographic] Mashable 9:40 AM
  • "Mobile shoppers: iPad (yes), iPhone (yes), Android (no)" VentureBeat 12:57 PM
  • "Best Buy Continues to Showcase Apple Products Deals" PadGadget 9:35 AM
  • "Facebook tries to stop its staff using iPhones in 'dogfood' push" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5 price check: Comparing the tariffs across phone networks" TechHunter 8:08 AM
  • "Canadian Bell and Virgin Mobile customers can now unlock any model iPhone...for $75" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 PM
  • "This House Is Fitted With $80,000 Worth Of iPad-Controlled Gizmos [Video] Redmond Pie 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft planning Apple TV rival for 2013: Microsoft planning to rival Apple TV and any full-sized Apple television" Macworld UK 9:45 AM
  • "Google, Apple, and Microsoft downed in Pakistan: Hackers leave cryptic messages, offer no clear motive for attacks" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Google and Apple among hundreds hit in high-profile Pakistan hack: Google, Apple, eBay and Yahoo were among almost 300 sites affected by a hack attack in Pakistan." BBC 10:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Search engine gains users the old Google way: The search engine DuckDuckGo is gaining a following with a simple interface that brings a lot of comparisons to a former startup now dominating the industry." [Audio Report] MarketWatch 1:40 PM
  • "Nintendo sells out Wii U, looks to keep up momentum" MarketWatch 1:39 PM
  • "Warwickshire schools get humanoid robots to promote STEM subjects: Students can test their code out on the robot itself" Techworld 1:00 PM
  • "Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Users Can Download Their Entire Archive By Year-End; Now Sees 1B Tweets Every 2.5 Days" TechCrunch 12:56 PM
  • "Viral Facebook copyright notice is false" Salon 12:14 PM
  • "Dual-identity smartphones could bridge BYOD private, corporate divide" Computerworld 11:35 AM
  • "Sprint Continues 4G LTE Rollout in 11 More Cities" PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Bye-bye mouse, hello mind control: New interface methods will revolutionize how we interact with workplace computers" Network World 11:11 AM
  • "Tiny tech firm scores one for universal passwords" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "We May Not Have Flying Cars Yet, But Visioneers Are Inventing a New Future" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Cyber Monday sales may top Black Friday's $1-billion online spending" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Google Type uses image search to generate fonts" CNET News 2:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: Inside Google Spanner, the Largest Single Database on Earth" Wired Magazine 1:25 PM
  • "Google cloud lets customers park their data in Europe" ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "Google's Cloud Platform Gets 36 New Compute Engine Instance Types, Lower Storage Prices, Durable Reduced Availability Storage & More" TechCrunch 12:56 PM
  • "Google Sources Say Company Didn't Buy ICOA Wireless" AllThingsD 1:42 PM
  • "ICOA Says Google Didn't Acquire the Company" [Paid Membership Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook button makes a comeback on Nokia's Asha 205 phone: The $62 phone also has a QWERTY keyboard" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy" IDG News Service 11:31 AM
  • "These Star Trek classrooms are TNG" TG Daily 11:56 AM
  • "Samsung audit finds 'inadequate' working practices in China, but no evidence of child labor" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "More mobility: 15.5% of European smartphone users also own a tablet, comScore says" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Exclusive: Inside Google Spanner, the Largest Single Database on Earth" Wired Magazine 8:00 AM
  • "iMore show 327: Guessing games" iMore 12:45 PM
  • "Woz With A Coz?" 148Apps 9:17 AM
  • "Macworld's Complete Guide to the iPad mini – available now: Digital book details how to get the most out of Apple's iPad mini device" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "We look into whether or not you iOS apps and music are really backed up to iCloud." The MT Show 8:04 AM
  • "YML Interview with Paul Scandariato, Doxie One" Your Mac Life 1:24 PM