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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, April 21, 2016


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Wireless Charging and Fingerprint Scanner Technology Amp Up Smartphone User Satisfaction, Says J.D. Power Study: Apple Smartphone Devices Rank Highest among Customers of Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless Carriers; Samsung Ranks Highest among AT&T Customers" PRNewswire 9:38 AM
  • "Apple, AT&T, Verizon Hurt by Fewer Upgrades: Lower upgrade rates lead to a more conservative view for equipment revenue but T-Mobile looks like a top pick." Barron's 4:44 PM
  • "Much of Apple's recovered e-waste likely legally mandated and not Apple-made" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
  • "Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill Rankles Tech Community" InformationWeek 4:14 PM
  • "Police believe Google and Apple should censor encryption apps" Android Authority 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Begins Offering Customer Donations for Japan & Ecuador Earthquake Relief" RazorianFly 4:43 PM
  • "Apple partners w/ the Red Cross to accept donations for earthquake relief in Japan & Ecuador via iTunes" 9to5Mac 8:33 PM
  • "iTunes Store Accepting Donations to Support Earthquake Relief in Japan and Ecuador" MacRumors 8:32 PM
  • "Apple Aims to Increase Penetration of India's Smartphone Market" Market Realist 9:55 AM
  • "Apple revises unfair service agreement with local repair businesses" Yonhap 7:35 AM
  • "Apple settles 'unfair' service agreement on Samsung's home turf" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Samsung crushes Apple in shipments as iPhone plummets" Cult of Android 7:35 AM
  • "Can an App Prevent Students From Getting Distracted? Teachers hope mobile tech will help monitor their students' behavior and attention in the classroom." Slate 7:47 AM
  • "QR code-based Walmart Pay rolling out to iPhone as retailer still resists Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Someone found a way to recharge batteries hundreds of thousands of times" BGR 3:04 PM
  • "Broadband Data Caps Pressure 'Cord Cutters': Monthly limits by home Internet providers like Comcast and AT&T force people who stream Netflix or Sling TV to ration Web use" [Paid Membership Required] 2:45 PM
  • "Amazon expands $50 Fire tablet lineup with new colors, offers 16GB model for $70" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Doom co-creator John Romero teases new PC shooter" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Google has quietly figured out a way to fight back against one of Facebook's key advantages" Business Insider 8:24 PM
  • "Google's parent company Alphabet just hinted that it might cut back on some projects" Business Insider 4:43 PM
  • "Google parent Alphabet profits miss expectations" BBC 4:00 PM
  • "Google's Android Security Improves—for the Few: Only 4.6% of supported Android devices run latest, most secure version" [Paid Membership Required] 2:47 PM
  • "Google is bringing TV listings to search results" Engadget 7:34 AM
  • "EU Hits Google With 2nd Antitrust Charge for Stifling Competition" TG Daily 7:24 AM
  • "Is the new MacBook a hit or a flop?" [Podcast] Mashable 8:14 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-21: Apple's Electric Car Balancing Act" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM