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Friday, May 29, 2015
Checked 5:25 PM; Last Updated 4:20 PM CDT; 21:20 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Where to go for computer tech support: When you need a little help with your computer, should you go to the manufacturer or a retail store?" ["If you want an army of geeks you can count on to tame an unruly computer, you'd better buy a Macintosh: Apple tech support is by far the most effective of any computer brand's."]  Consumer Reports 9:21 AM
  • "Apple tops Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer technical support" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "Consumer Reports survey ranks Apple top for tech support among PC makers" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Provide Top-Rated Tech Support on Strength of Genius Bar" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Apple trumps Windows PC makers for technical support" The Inquirer 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's newest New York City retail store opens June 13 on Madison Avenue" iMore 9:43 AM
  • "More than half of Tidal's founders may have to pull their own music" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Attention Tim Cook: Your instant Mac museum is just $300,000 away" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Google is working on a mobile payments service that makes Apple Pay look feeble" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Google Photos Offers Free Unlimited Photo Storage For iOS, Android And Web" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "With Apple Carplay Compatibility, Rezvani's 500-HP 'Beast' Is A Truly Connected Supercar" Digital Trends 12:09 PM
  • "Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "The evolution of the smartwatch -- from IBM WatchPad to Apple Watch" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "How your smartphone can actually be good for your mental health" Mashable 8:47 AM
  • "Man Gets $120 Ticket for Using Apple Watch While Driving: A Quebec man was slapped with a $120 fine and four points on his license for using his Apple Watch while driving." PC Magazine 9:36 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates" Business Insider 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Get Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds" Redmond Pie 9:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life/Inside the trial that brought down a darknet pirate." Ars Technica 4:20 PM
  • "Here's the incredible story behind the guy who was just sentenced to life for creating the 'eBay for drugs'" Business Insider 4:20 PM
  • "Swatch Plans to Release Internet-Connected Smartwatch Late Summer" The Mac Observer 4:19 PM
  • "Google Wants to Turn Everything Into a Wearable" Wired 12:06 PM
  • "FCC's Internet-for-the-poor plan sets up fight with Republicans" Ars Technica 10:45 AM
  • "Jason Snell Delivers a Crash Course on Photos for Mac" MacVoices 2:07 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-29: The Big iCloud Photos Alternatives Show" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "Cortana vs Siri and Point Break's remake in CNET UK podcast 435" CNET 12:10 PM
  • "Jony Ive chooses his successors, this week on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:22 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive's promotion, Apple Watch bugs & Pixelmator for iPhone" AppleInsider 8:52 AM