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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 25, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Japan 'Lucky Bag' sale slated for January 2nd at 7 stores" 9 to 5 Mac 9:30 PM
  • "Developers hoping to cash in with app sales as millions unwrap new tablets and smartphones" Digital Trends 10:41 AM
  • "Amazon Is Selling Stolen iPhones. Merry Christmas!" Gizmodo 1:14 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' luxury yacht now free to leave port after payment dispute is settled" Digital Trends 6:38 AM
  • "Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions" The Next Web 12/24
  • "Apple in 2012: Jan-March, factory concerns, 'incredible product' promises, New iPad/The first three months of the year saw Apple face Chinese factory concerns, make 'incredible product' promises to shareholders, and launch the New iPad" Macworld UK 12/24
  • "Best of 2012: How Apple-Google Is From 'Rocky'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Google Nexus 7 trounces iPad mini in CNET UK tablet poll" Crave @ CNET 12/24
  • "Children ditch Barbies for iPads this Christmas as toymakers feel the squeeze" The Telegraph 12/24
  • "Mattel And Hasbro Said To Be 'Terrified' As More Kids Seek High-Tech Christmas Gifts" BGR 12/24
  • "Chart Of The Day: U.S. Adults Acquiring Tablets At a Dizzying Rate" Business Insider 12/24
  • "It's an iPad Christmas, Tablet Adoption Soars" Tapscape 12/24
  • "iPad And Tablet-Related Injuries On Rise: The number of people with upper body pain, which could be related to the use of hand-held devices and tablets, is increasing." Sky News 12/24
  • "Apple's free 12 Days of Christmas giveaway starts Boxing Day: From 26 December – 6 January iPhone, iPad uers can download one free gift every day" Macworld UK 12/24
  • "Sprint Salesman Refuses To Sell iPhone To Customer, Says His 'Fingers Are Too Fat' To Use It" BGR 12/24
  • "Customer claims Sprint worker said his fingers 'too fat' for iPhone" CNET News 12/24
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht is now free to sail as his heirs reach temporary agreement with Starck" The Next Web 12/24
  • "Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie." AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Will Ferrell Apple Switch ads are a holiday-themed blast from the past" TUAW 12/24
Non-Apple News
  • "Sci-fi tech that's already becoming a reality" Digital Trends 1:14 PM
  • "Security Loophole In Facebook's Camera App Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts Over WiFi" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Nokia tablet details: keyboard cover with battery, 10.1-inch display: AT&T will reportedly be the first carrier to sell the tablet, which could make its debut at Mobile World Congress in February." CNET News 12/24
  • "'Something Ventured' Set to Air in January: The Risky Dudes Who Wrote the Checks That Made Silicon Valley" AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Huawei teases tricked-out Mate phablet" TG Daily 12/24
  • "Video: Robot droplets - a liquid swarm that thinks" TG Daily 12/24
  • "Facebook Expands Photo Functionality In Its Desktop App; Quietly Rolls Out Drag To Upload Feature" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Adobe promises to soon patch 2-year-old Shockwave flaw" IDG News Service 12/24
  • "Giada announces compact ARM-based Android desktop" PCWorld 12/24
  • "Mozilla compromises on x64 Firefox after user backlash: Backtracks from earlier decision, will continue offering a 64-bit browser for Windows" Computerworld 12/24
  • "Yahoo's Flickr offers 3 free months of its Pro service: Services provides uploads up to 50MB per photo and unlimited viewing of your photo library, among other goodies." PCWorld 12/24
  • "RIM Pricing Power With Carriers Slips as Sales Decline" Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Chrome 25 will disable 'silently installed' extensions: All Chrome extensions installed using offline methods will be disabled until the users decide otherwise, Google says" IDG News Service 12/24
  • "Seven Questions for Google Enterprise Chief Amit Singh" AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Ho, Ho, Ho: Track St. Nick On Google's Santa Tracker" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "LG readies Google TV models for debut at CES 2013" PCWorld 12/24
  • "Google/Motorola 'X phone' Tries To Push Tech Limits" BYTE 12/24
  • "Acer readying $99 Android tablet for emerging markets, plus cheaper Windows 8 tablet" ZDNet 12/24
  • "Read this before you wrap that Christmas Wii U - and ukuleles" Chicago Sun-Times [Free Registration Required] 12/24
  • "Websites Vary Prices, Deals Based on Users' Information" [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "WSJ: Retailers adjusting online prices based on location and perceived income" The Verge 12/24
  • "Debug 4: Dave Teare and 1Password" iMore 12/24
  • "Ted Landau On Life-Changing Technology and Power Cycling Troubles" MacNotables 12/24
  • "iMore show 330: 2012 year in review" iMore 12/24