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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 30, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's first TV interview is with Brian Williams, to be aired Dec 6th on NBC" The Next Web 7:04 PM
  • "Tim Cook to Be Profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams Next Week" MacRumors 7:04 PM
  • "First Tim Cook TV interview to air same day as Samsung hearing: A rare interview with Apple's chief executive will air the same day the company heads back to court with rival Samsung." CNET News 6:48 PM
  • "Tim Cook to be feature of NBC profile next week in 'first of its kind' interview" AppleInsider 7:05 PM
  • "Google Play Narrowing The Gap On iOS For Mobile Revenue, But iOS Still Brings In 4X The Money" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Google Play's Smaller But Growing Faster Than Apple's App Store" Forbes 12:51 PM
  • "Mobile App Downloads Surged by 33 Percent in October Post-iPhone 5, Find New Fiksu Indexes" PRNewswire 9:19 AM
  • "Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone, iPad Email Attack Could Compromise Routers: Legitimate-looking email messages opened on iPhone, iPad or OS X systems can be used by hackers to gain control of routers, reports security researcher." InformationWeek 9:54 AM
  • "Apple vetting operators on LTE network performance: Apple is not allowing mobile operators to offer the iPhone 5 as an LTE device unless they pass the Californian vendor's own, independent tests for LTE network performance, Swisscom has confirmed."  Telecoms 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Vets Carriers For 4G Performance Before Allowing iPhone 5 To Be Sold As An LTE Device" TechCrunch 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5 gets 4G LTE when Apple says so, not carriers: A report says a software update to enable LTE on the iPhone is pushed only when Apple has determined that a network meets its approval." CNET News 1:39 PM
  • "Apple requires its own tests to ensure carrier LTE networks are up to snuff" AppleInsider 4:22 PM
  • "Security expert claims Apple will lose out to 'open, sexy, flexible' competitors" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "How T-Mobile Has Been Getting Itself Ready for the IPhone" AllThingsD 8:29 AM
  • "Report: T-Mobile May Carry the iPhone Afterall" DailyTech 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 5" AllThingsD 8:18 AM
  • "Unlocked iPhone 5 now available, but contract-free heaven comes at a price" Digital Trends 8:11 AM
  • "Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:33 AM
  • "Apple to Sell iPhone 5 Directly -- for as Much as $849" TheStreet 9:43 AM
  • "The Unlocked iPhone 5 Is Available Now Starting at $649" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "Chinese buyers falling out of love with iPhones: Google famously failed to make a big dent in China and now it looks like Apple may be about to hit the Great Wall too, after new analysis of local sentiment found the fruity company out of favour with local consumers." The Register 11:13 AM
  • "Apple and Starbucks partner to offer (RED) digital gift card combo" Digital Trends 8:10 AM
  • "Apple, Starbucks Launch (RED) Gift Cards for World AIDS Day" PC Magazine 10:37 AM
  • "Starbucks & Apple Offer Starbucks iTunes (RED) eGift Basket" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "iBaby boom: More parents decide Mac, Siri, and Apple are perfectly acceptable baby names in 2012" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Apple And Mac Are Sitting In A Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G" App Advice 8:07 AM
  • "Mac and Siri becoming popular as baby names" CNET News 12:50 PM
  • "Apple business helps South Korea-based suppliers overcome weakness in small-size display market, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Now Lets You Choose Value for iTunes Gift Cards" iClarified 12:54 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "VMware unveils updates to vCloud suite" V3 11:11 AM
  • "Prosthetic arm is controlled by thought" TG Daily 10:58 AM
  • "ZTE launches 'world's smallest' 4G LTE dongle: 4G datacard supports download speeds of up to 100Mbps" Techworld 10:58 AM
  • "A Gadget that Makes You the Doctor: Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems." Technology Review 10:57 AM
  • "Syrians turn to satellites as the country's Internet connection remains down" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "Amazon Woos Geeks With Amazing Cloud Tech — And $5 Gift Cards" Wired Magazine 11:16 AM
  • "Google exec talks Amazon cloud price war: 'We are happy to compete'" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Google+ exec declares Facebook 'social network of the past'" The Register 11:06 AM
  • "Google kills hope for Android security with 3LM retreat" InfoWorld 10:22 AM
  • "Samsung will fix working conditions, keep production in-house" ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Samsung: Demand for mobes forced 16hr days on factory slaves" The Register 11:08 AM
  • "BitTorrent's Plan for 2013? Go Legit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Xbox SmartGlass Android app now supports 7-inch tablets: The latest update lets you control your Xbox 360 with your 7-inch Android tablet." CNET News 9:44 AM
  • "Staples to Offer In-Store 3D Printing" PC Magazine 10:37 AM
  • "Consumer Reports: AT&T Ranks Worst in Customer Service" The Mac Observer 10:52 AM
  • "Samsung will fix working conditions, keep production in-house" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the 'iTunes Guy,' and commentator Peter Cohen this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:11 PM
  • "Podcast @ 10 PM ET - iTunes 11, new iMacs, Black Ops 2, Black Friday" Insanely Great Mac 3:56 PM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 11" ["Apple iPad 4 - 01:35"] AnandTech 8:22 AM