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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 13, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Google Just Made iPhone King: Ads/By releasing new versions of Google Maps and Gmail for iOS this month, Google helped make the iPhone the best mobile phone on the planet. Why is Google, the owner of Android and Motorola, helping its ostensible rival?"  Wired 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Caves to Maps Outrage Adding Google Tool on IPhone" Bloomberg 10:37 AM
  • "Google: 'Our iOS Maps app is better than Google Maps for Android'/NYT says Google prefers its new iPhone, iPad and iPod Google Maps app to the Android version" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Google Maps makes its way back to the iPhone" Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Google's maps app back on iPhone" CNNMoney 8:59 AM
  • "Google Releases Map App for iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Greenlights Google Maps" [Video Report] CNBC 1:52 PM
  • "Google Maps returns to iPhone; iPad app coming soon" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Shocker: Google Maps Surges To Top Free App In The App Store In Just One Night" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Shocker: Google Maps tops iPhone App Store" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone And iPad Continue To Reign Over Developer Interest, But Cross-Platform Apps Are Now On Everyone's Mind" TechCrunch 1:07 PM
  • "App Store app gifting returns to iOS just in time for the holidays" 9 to 5 Mac 6:23 PM
  • "Did The Kids Already Find The iPad mini Under The Christmas Tree?" App Advice 8:42 AM
  • "Fiercely Competitive Tablet Segment Alters 2013 Supply Chain Strategies – NPD DisplaySearch" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "App users waste £173m a year in data downloads: Many 'data hungry' apps stay connected to the internet even when minimised or seemingly not in use." Telegraph 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone Users Showing Very Different Texting Declines in USA vs. Europe" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Apple, Wireless Carriers to Offer Text-to-911 Under FCC Proposal" Bloomberg 10:37 AM
  • "The Man Looking to Turn Samsung into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter: Samsung chief strategy officer Young Sohn explains why he still uses Apple devices at home—and what his company needs to do to stay ahead."  Technology Review 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung Exec Admits To Using Mac & iOS Devices At Home, Praises Apple's Ecosystem" Cult of Android 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung exec: I use iPhone, iPad, Macs at home" CNET News 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung's chief strategy officer admits to using Apple's iPhone, iPad & Mac at home" AppleInsider 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung Exec Admits To Using Apple Products, Calls iDevice Ecosystem 'Sticky'" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • "Punters rate Apple, Samsung more highly than ever" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung makes dig at Apple Maps in new Australian Galaxy S3 promo: Samsung has taken advantage of Apple's Oz Maps fail with cheeky new campaign"  Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung ad pokes fun at Apple Maps while Australian cops say Google Maps is also unreliable" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "U.S. Won't Sign On to Global Telecom Treaty Revisions" AllThingsD 3:20 PM
  • "T-Mobile rolls out iPhone-compatible HSPA+ to Chicago, Reno, Sacramento, Fresno, Southern Calif., now accessible to 100 million people" 9 to 5 Mac 3:19 PM
  • "Woman goes to buy iPhones from Apple store, gets Tasered by cop" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Police Taser Chinese Woman After She Tried To Buy Too Many iPhones" Business Insider 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Credit card-size cooler from GE is slim, silent: At half the thickness of existing fan-based computer-cooling solutions, General Electric's new system could find its way into laptops and tablets." CNET News 12:50 PM
  • "Contest Lets the Crowd Create Your Next Billion-Dollar Algorithm" Wired 12:11 PM
  • "Panasonic expands ultrabook line with rugged Toughbook model" V3 12:03 PM
  • "CA appoints former Taleo boss as new chief executive" V3 12:02 PM
  • "Finally, a Coffin with Built-in Speakers and Spotify Connection" Techland 11:59 AM
  • "Vint Cerf: The Internet doesn't need the ITU's help" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Sharp enters 4K TV market with 60-inch model for $30,000" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Motorola Eyes Enterprise Tablet Market With ET1 [Video] CRN 10:40 AM
  • "Resale Sites For Gadgets Flourish" BYTE 10:20 AM
  • "Ciena results miss estimates on lower optical equipment demand" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "Intuit CEO Smith to step down from Yahoo's board" Reuters 12:51 PM
  • "Yahoo Said to Plan Board Shake-Up, Adding Levchin" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "The Man Looking to Turn Samsung into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter" Technology Review 11:53 AM
  • "Bigger Is Better: Samsung Will Allegedly Slap A 6.3IDG News Service Display On The Galaxy Note III" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "After Bizarre Journey, McAfee Now in Miami" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "McAfee sent to US after Guatemala gives him the boot: Wacky fugitive eludes Belize law" New York Post 11:21 AM
  • "Crazy like a fox? McAfee admits to playing the 'crazy card'" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "AT&T Expands 4G LTE to seven more regions" CNET 10:12 AM
  • "Google Extends Magazines To The UK Google Play Store; Next Stop Europe?" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Google Launches New Ad Feature To Cut Down On Accidental Mobile Clicks" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "Google Tests New Flight Explorer Travel Tool" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "Google boss: I'm very proud of our tax avoidance scheme/Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said £2.5 billion tax avoidance 'is called capitalism'" The Independent 10:56 AM
  • "Google's Page Dreams of a Bigger Internet of Things" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "More smartphone vendors to launch models with 5-inch Full HD displays in 1H13, say sources" DigiTimes 8:43 AM
  • "Dropbox acquires music streaming company Audiogalaxy – but why?" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition: Developing for the Mac and iOS App Stores" O'Reilly Media 5:42 PM
  • "The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!" Engadget 3:59 PM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET! Google Maps, Flying, Haswell, Instagram, Klean Kanteens, 1Password" Insanely Great Mac 3:56 PM
  • "Comcast CEO: What we learned from Apple/Comcast CEO Brian Roberts applies the Apple model to his business empire: Keep it simple, and reinvent constantly." Fortune 8:59 AM