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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, January 27, 2013


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking: 10 million UK iPhone users could have grounds to sue Google after it sidestepped Apple security settings to monitor web habits" The Guardian 4:53 PM
  • "Driverless cars could be the big thing that vaults Google over Apple" Yahoo! News 12:02 PM
  • "Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers" ReadWrite 1/25
  • "Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices" The Register 1/25
  • "Apple Names Names in 2013 Supplier Sustainability Report" The Mac Observer 1/25
  • "Apple's Tim Cook gives workers kudos for strong quarter: Wall Street may have been disappointed by Apple's first quarter, but the company's CEO congratulates his employees for record results." CNET News 1/25
  • "Apple lists Quanta Computer in Fremont California as Final Assembler for Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 1/25
  • "Smartphone Pressure Mounts for Samsung and Apple Exiting a Strong Q4 2012, According to ABI Research" Business Wire 1/25
  • "Apple, Samsung get knocked down a peg: The two consumer electronics giants provided evidence in their quarterly financial reports that growth is slowing in the handset market and competition is picking up." CNET News 1/25
  • "The Samsung juggernaut widens its lead over Apple" GigaOM 1/25
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Reach a Record 700 Million Units in 2012" Business Wire 1/25
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 1.6 Billion Units in 2012" Business Wire 1/25
  • "1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2012: Samsung ships 396.5M, Apple ships 135.8M" VentureBeat 1/25
  • "Samsung Dominated Apple And Nokia With A Record 213M Smartphones Shipped In 2012" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "Apple, Samsung Crush Smartphone Rivals as Huawei Edges In" PC Magazine 1/25
  • "Report: Apple and Samsung dominate Q4 with 51 percent of global smartphone market" 9 to 5 Mac 1/25
  • "Samsung v Apple phones" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/25
  • "The iPad revolution is coming to a hospital near you: Despite what fear-mongers say, iPads not only satisfy HIPAA rules but may be the best tool for doctors and nurses" InfoWorld 1/25
  • "Stunning Photos Of Apple's New Japanese Headquarters" [Slideshow] Business Insider 1/25
  • "Nose Jobs: The Story Behind The Most Incredible Steve Jobs Photo You've Never Seen [Feature] Cult of Mac 1/25
  • "First Steve Jobs movie gets red carpet premiere" Reuters 1/25
  • "Wozniak slams scene in Kutcher's 'Jobs' biopic: Apple co-founder caught a glimpse of the movie's first scene and proclaims that it is 'not close' and 'totally wrong.'" CNET News 1/25
  • "Apple co-founder Wozniak says parts of Jobs film 'totally wrong'" Reuters 1/25
  • "Watch: Steve Wozniak says first clip from Steve Jobs film is 'totally wrong'" Macworld UK 1/25
  • "Watch the First Clip of Ashton Kutcher as Steve 'jOBS'" WSJ Blogs 1/25
  • "1 minute and 2 seconds of Ashton as Steve" Fortune 1/25
  • "The iPad and the rise of the Planet of the Apes: Orangutan Outreach's 'Apps for Apes' is bringing iPads to the country's zoo-bound primates. Can global dominance be far behind?" InfoWorld 1/25
  • "Rock Center looks at iPhone as the future of medicine" TUAW 1/25
  • "Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps" MacRumors 1/25
  • "Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount" The Register 1/25
  • "Stunning IPhone Photos From L.A.'s IPhoneography Wizard" Forbes 1/25
  • "RoboVM stirs up another helping of Java for iPhone" The Register 1/25
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung warns of smartphone slowdown: Samsung has Reported record quarterly profits up 76 per cent on the back of Galaxy smartphone sales, but warned there were signs that future growth could be held back by intensifying competition." Telegraph 1/26
  • "Acer shows off Liquid E1 handset in China" CNET News 1/25
  • "Open Source, Powder-Based 3-D Printer Has Full-Color Potential" Wired 1/25
  • "Ouya tweaks console controller in redesign" TG Daily 1/25
  • "Web server hackers installing rogue Apache modules and SSH backdoors" Techworld 1/25
  • "Amazon Takes On Google, Facebook & Dropbox By Adding Auto-Uploads To Its Cloud Drive Photos App" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "Twitter's new service suggests its future may lie in video" Reuters 1/25
  • "Facebook's Graph Search worries security experts" CSO 1/25
  • "Facebook blocks competitors from its social data" TechHive 1/25
  • "Texting boyfriend while walking a bad idea, soggy newscaster discovers" Digital Life 1/25
  • "Stranger than fiction: Fugitive multi-millionaire John McAfee reveals his next move" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 1/25
  • "When baby products meet high-end robotics" Fortune 1/25
  • "Samsung unveils rugged Xcover 2 smartphone" V3 1/25
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Poses With Baby Brother Galaxy Note II, Shows Off Its S-Pen" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "Square Operating Chief Rabois Resigns; Sarah Friar Is Acting COO" Bloomberg 1/25
  • "Google's continuing odyssey to sink passwords" ZDNet 1/25
  • "Google redesigns image search results for faster viewing" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/25
  • "Google Silent About Wireless Experiment: Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?" InformationWeek 1/25
  • "HTML Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls For More Online Innovation To Break Down Cultural Barriers And Build New Business Models" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "Lumia 900 to get Windows Phone 7.8 on January 30 -- report" CNET News 1/25
  • "Yahoo's Mayer Sees Future in Personalized, Mobile Web" Bloomberg 1/25
  • "'League Of Legends,' The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook" TechCrunch 1/25
  • "iMore show. Live. Tonight. 7pm ET. 4pm PT. Be here!" iMore 6:01 PM
  • "The Road to Macworld – Ruben Kazantsev Profiles The iPhone Film Festival" MacVoicesTV 12:03 PM
  • "Weekly Podcast Episode 25: Announcing Our Earnings Report" Apple'n'Apps 1/25
  • "Gene Steinberg meets John Martellaro, from The Mac Observer, and Peter Cohen, from the Angry Mac Bastards radio show and The Loop, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1/25
  • "The Road to Macworld – Ted Landau Tech Talks, Looks Back at the Show, Apple's Ups and Downs and More" MacVoicesTV 1/25