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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Checked 4:40 PM; Last Updated 4:15 PM CST; 22:15 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker: Apple topped Samsung in smartphone sales for the first time since 2012, selling 74.8 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, surpassing Samsung as the No. 1 smartphone maker globally." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:05 PM
  • "Apple sells more phones than Samsung for first time in four years" Telegraph 8:43 AM
  • "Apple takes four years to finally beat Samsung in smartphone sales" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Apple starts 2015 by slipping to 41.3% U.S. smartphone share, Samsung stays flat at 29.3%" VentureBeat 3:48 PM
  • "Dangers Of Apple Pay Fraud Are Overhyped" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Nope, there's no 'Apple Pay fraud'" Trustev 8:39 AM
  • "Reports of Apple Pay fraud linked to how cards are verified" [Video Report] CBS News 7:34 AM
  • "Wal-Mart Expects Customers to Adopt Mobile Payments: Retailer is also working with competing system created by consortium that includes Target, Best Buy" ["A Wal-Mart spokesman said that Wal-Mart is open to different payment options, including Apple Pay."] [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley" PCWorld 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's Security Contractors are about to Become Employees" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "Apple and Google prepare patches for FREAK SSL flaw" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Outdated Encryption Leaves Phones Vulnerable to Hackers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "Google said to be planning iOS support for Android Wear, could debut at I/O conference" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch retail plans will have fitness focus" TechnologyTell 8:48 AM
  • "'Spring forward' banners start going up at Yerba Buena ahead of March 9 event" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Apple logo takes shape ahead of 'Spring Forward' event" Cult of Mac 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Starts Putting Up Banners At Yerba Buena Ahead of Its March 9th Media Event [Photo] iClarified 3:49 PM
  • "Video captures the excitement of Zhongjie Joy City Apple Store grand opening" Apple World Today 10:06 AM
  • "Apple had the most product placement in the films of 2014: And Transformers 4 was the shilliest of them all" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "How Does the FDA Regulate Mobile Medical Apps?" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "Apple reverses iTunes Store changes to become more indie-label friendly" Indie Research 2:50 PM
  • "Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google" AppleInsider 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch featured on cover of Chinese magazine Yoho" iMore 10:44 AM
  • "Inside Apple: What it was like to pitch to Steve Jobs/'Are you smart? Are you going to waste my time?'" Fortune 8:24 AM
  • "Kanye's world: Class, luxury and Steve Jobs" CNNMoney 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hands-on with HTC's VR headset Vive - can it compete?" BBC 1:05 PM
  • "Chinese gamer dies after playing World of Warcraft for 19 hours" Telegraph 8:43 AM
  • "You can unlock this smartphone with the blood vessels in your eyes" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "All-star pitcher Curt Schilling exposes teen daughter's cyberbullies" [Video Report] CBS News 7:34 AM
  • "The Next Job for Fitness Trackers: Teach Us How to Live" Wired 7:26 AM
  • "Ted Landau on Apple's Media Event, an Apple Car and His Ring Doorbell" MacVoices 4:13 PM
  • "They wanted to make a phenomenon. They made $10 million. The story of Crossy Road." Polygon 1:23 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-04: Apple's Pro-worker Stance in Silicon Valley" The Mac Observer 10:42 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 97: Jailbreak guru to the stars" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Tim O'Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT (interview)" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 004 | Predictions and expectations for Apple's March 9th 'Spring Forward' event" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM