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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, April 20, 2017


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products: An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents."  Gizmodo 2:51 PM
  • "Apple Originals: They're up to something in Hollywood — but no one knows what. Not even Apple."  Mashable 10:29 AM
  • "Apple pledges to stop mining for iPhone materials" Telegraph 7:16 AM
  • "Apple pledges to make products like the iPhone from only recycled material and end mining" CNBC 7:16 AM
  • "Apple said it will stop using material from mines in its iPhones — but it can't do it yet" Business Insider 7:01 AM
  • "Apple calls climate change 'undeniable', Greenpeace says repairs matter too" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple makes artificial sweat to test the Apple Watch so it doesn't irritate the skin" CNBC 6:48 AM
  • "How Apple makes sure the Apple Watch doesn't harm your skin" Business Insider 2:26 PM
  • "Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores" AppleInsider 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's Make in India project: iPhone-maker to start trial assembly in Bengaluru next month/iPhone-maker Apple may start its trial assembly in Peenya, Bengaluru next month without waiting for the government to decide on sops sought by the company to start local assembly."  Hindustan Times 7:07 AM
  • "Apple to Begin Trial Assembly of iPhone 8 in India Next Month" TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "China Presses Apple in Warning on Porn in Video Streams: Internet regulator tells app companies to tighten censorship and flags App Store oversight" [Paid Membership Required] 10:35 AM
  • "Beijing summons Apple over live-streaming apps" CNNMoney 7:01 AM
  • "China summons Apple for talks following concern around live-streaming apps" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Jean Liu" [Profile of Didi Chuxing CEO by Tim Cook] Time 2:54 PM
  • "Apple Thinks Didi Chuxing Could Eventually Eliminate Traffic Jams" UberGizmo 8:49 PM
  • "CarPlay Scores 85% Customer Satisfaction Rate in Limited Study" MacRumors 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone Ownership Reaches All-Time High in United States" MacRumors 10:29 AM
  • "Serial patent troll Acacia Research again sues Apple, cellular carriers over wireless patents" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Possible sneak preview of 5th Ave redesign would explain the glass cube replacement [Gallery] 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Apple's 5th Avenue Store Glass Cube Dismantling is Only Temporary" The Mac Observer 8:30 AM
  • "Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Apple shares comical new Earth Day explainer video series featuring staff" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever" Mashable 10:30 AM
  • "Earth Day videos showcase Apple's struggle to go green" Cult of Mac 10:58 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Gizmodo tears down a lost iPhone 4 prototype" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "European mobile carriers team up to build new Siri competitor 'Djingo'" 9to5Mac 8:22 PM
  • "Oculus's Michael Abrash: AR glasses will change everything in 'the next 50 years'" VentureBeat 8:22 PM
  • "FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price caps" Ars Technica 2:11 PM
  • "FCC takes first step toward allowing more broadcast TV mergers" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Google Home can now distinguish voices, support multiple users" Mashable 12:22 PM
  • "Samsung's brand has largely bounced back from Note 7 debacle: The latest polls from YouGov BrandIndex show Samsung is positioned roughly equal to Apple in consumer's minds again." CNET 2:34 PM
  • "Samsung and Amazon introduce yet another HDR standard, HDR10+" The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook wants people to type from their brain and hear with skin" IDG News Service 7:06 AM
  • "Forget Apple Pay. Mastercard's got a fingerprint reader: The payment company is developing a card that includes a built-in fingerprint sensor." CNET 7:02 AM
  • "Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 survive a nasty torture test" Mashable 7:01 AM
  • "'Benign' worm seeks out vulnerable smart devices" BBC 7:01 AM
  • "Federico and John introduce AppStories, talk about apps that made a difference in their lives, and highlight apps that have caught their attention recently." AppStories 1:56 PM
  • "Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Society -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-20" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "Rebound #133: The Sonos Sub is Delicious" Six Colors 10:59 AM
  • "The Committed Podcast Looks at Mesh Wireless Routers and More" Kirkville 7:53 AM
  • "This man spent 6 weeks working undercover in an iPhone factory in China — here's what it was like" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Woz on Comic Con, iPhones and the Galaxy S8: The co-founder of Apple talks about his latest project, the second annual Silicon Valley Comic Con show." CNET 7:47 AM
  • "Why Woz is a fan of the Apple Watch: Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak talks iPhone, the smartphone market and why he can't live without an Apple Watch." CNET 7:16 AM