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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Bloomberg's Anousha Sakoui is reporting of a movie rental deal discussion between Hollywood studios and Apple whereby in-theater movies would be released weeks later on iTunes for $30-50 rental as opposed to current release schedule; Apple urges court to toss class action lawsuit in CA in which distracted driving is blamed on iPhones rather than driver; ARKit could be a boon for online auto dealers, showrooms; 2-factor authentication how/why for iCloud over at Computerworld; at TechRepublic, a hacker "claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security/iOS users beware"; DigiTimes says Apple Watch shipments seen rising to 15 million in 2017; Apple releases six video tutorials for iOS 11 on iPad; Dan Seifert's hang up for working on iPad has been Google Docs, but now that's fixed, he's stoked.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Mac sales stabilize in Q4 amid worldwide PC shipment decline"  AppleInsider 6:16 PM
  • "Gartner: 2016 marked fifth year of falling PC shipments" ZDNet 10:02 PM
  • "Can Apple's Tim Cook Hold a Candle to Steve Jobs? On the tenth anniversary of Jobs' masterful unveiling of Apple's revolutionary iPhone, we look at how his successor stacks up."  TheStreet 3:03 PM
  • "Tony Fadell tells us the story of the iPod-based iPhone prototype: 'Sometimes stupid things only seem stupid at first'" The Verge 2:42 PM
  • "The Inside Story Behind P1 & P2: How Apple Picked What Came To Be The iPhone"  Sonny Dickson 6:20 AM
  • "Tony Fadell shares new details on the birth of Apple's iPhone" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' legacy is the omniscient tech company" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 21 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:37 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 21" MacTrast 12:37 PM
  • "App Extensions Are Not a Replacement for User Automation"  MacStories 10:22 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Astropad Studio Turns Your iPad Pro into a Pro-level Mac Graphics Tablet" The Mac Observer 5:48 PM
  • "Controlling a Mac with Amazon Echo or Google Home" Subtraction 3:15 PM
  • "Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone" Greenbot 6:23 AM
  • "Brave: First Look/A no-nonsense browser?" Rixstep 3:37 PM
  • "How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro" OS X Daily 12:37 PM
  • "How to back up your Mac" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "How to delete apps from your Mac" iMore 7:35 AM
  • "How an Overstuffed Mac Gets Its Drive Back" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "3 Mac Safari Apps That Block Stuff" Mac360 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Astropad Studio turns the iPad Pro into a pro drawing tablet for Macs" TechCrunch 9:01 AM
  • "Open Design Alliance Releases Teigha 4.2.4—Support for Autodesk ReCap Files" Architosh 7:32 AM
  • "Effect Stack is an effective, non-destructive image editor for macOS" Apple World Today 6:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Kantar: 2016's Early Holiday Sales Show Growth for iOS/Android Remains Dominant in China, iOS Makes Gains in Europe's Largest Markets"  Marketwired 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone triumphs in U.S., while Android continues to decline" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Android eats iPhone's lunch in most of the world -- for now" CNET 3:14 PM
  • "FBI docs tell how it hacked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, kind of: The government agency releases 100 pages of documents on how it broke into the smartphone, but censors the most important information." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "FBI hands over 100 pages of documents on San Bernardino iPhone hack, but censors the key facts" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Pro, Touch Bar MacBook and original Air designer, Matt Casebolt, will now be designing Teslas"  9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla" AppleInsider 9:03 AM
  • "Tesla nabs top Apple software exec for key role: Chris Lattner to join as vice president of Autopilot Software" V3 6:27 AM
  • "Tesla steals top Apple coder for its Autopilot team" BGR 6:27 AM
  • "Apple's Swift software guru hits the road with Tesla" Computerworld 6:47 AM
  • "iPhone scammer gets 16 months' jail after running a sham sale online" Mashable 6:38 AM
  • "Average iPhone price higher in US than many other countries, survey finds" AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPod Shuffle randomizes our music" Cult of Mac 9:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe's AI editor could make anyone a Photoshop pro" BGR 6:03 PM
  • "Amazon just got slapped with a $1 million fine for misleading pricing" Recode 5:02 PM
  • "VSCO shuts down its New York office" TechCrunch 4:55 PM
  • "Third of global consumers open to Google, Amazon banking: survey" Reuters 3:42 PM
  • "Samsung's foldable phone could transform into a 7-inch tablet" Mashable 2:22 PM
  • "Verizon Forcing Customers to Drop Their Unlimited Wireless Data Plans" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "Withings does the hybrid smartwatch right with the Steel HR" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Facebook says it's going to try to help journalism 'thrive'" Recode 9:17 AM
  • "Facebook has fixed a bug in its apps that was draining users' phone batteries extremely fast" Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "300 million smartphones will have machine learning ability, says Deloitte" ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Nokia teases new Android phone for February 26th" The Verge 6:31 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple TV and Amazon Prime TV, iPad Rumors, Apple Departures -ACM 393" The Mac Observer 5:31 PM
  • "Apple Loses More Key Employees, Killing Unlimited Data Plans -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-11" The Mac Observer 1:13 PM
  • "Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10/Susie and Glenn take a chance to reminisce about the iPhone's introduction, a full decade ago." Macworld 1:08 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "AirPods Have Captured One-Fourth of Wireless Headphone Spending Since Launching" MacRumors 12:00 PM
  • "Apple has already cornered over 40% of the wireless headphone market" Quartz 2:11 PM
  • "Nope, Apple won't manufacture servers at AZ center" Cult of Mac 12:00 PM
  • "Apple Confirms MacBook Pro Battery Problems: You're Testing It Wrong" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Why you should wait until Luca Todesco's iOS 10 jailbreak is out of beta before using it" iDownload Blog 6:38 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "End-to-end encryption option added to CareKit, allows greater use by hospitals" 9to5Mac 6:47 AM
  • "Apple enhances security options for its CareKit apps" Mashable 6:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple AirPods: The perfect commuter headset" ZDNet 3:42 PM
  • "Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wireless AD7200 Router Review" HotHardware 12:59 PM
  • "Spectacles review: 5 things to know about Snapchat's glasses" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "8Bitdo AP40 Game Controller Inspired by Apple ][ - Fulfilled!" The Mac Observer 7:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: iPhone 7 Plus captures impressive color graded log footage using upcoming Filmic Pro update" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Terminology: A Comprehensive Research Tool for Words" MacStories 2:23 PM
  • "HealthView Review: Your Customized Health App" MacStories 11:39 AM
  • "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Released on iOS" MacStories 8:18 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to create and use templates in Google Inbox" TechRepublic 2:10 PM
  • "How to protect your online conversations with Signal's end-to-end encryption: In a world of snoopers, end-to-end encryption is the only sensible path to take." Macworld 6:20 AM
Tips
  • "How to tell if your car has Siri Eyes-Free or CarPlay installed" iMore 11:39 AM
  • "Add Emergency Contact Info To Your iPhone" MacMost 10:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "AirPods are even more insanely popular than you could have guessed" BGR 8:13 PM
  • "Peter Thiel says 'age of Apple' at its end" AppleInsider 6:15 PM
  • "Apple's Product Vision May Be The Cause of Recent Departures" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
  • "Damn, Apple Is Losing a Lot of People to Tesla" Gizmodo 3:34 PM
  • "IDC: Macs have 7.5% global computer market share in quarter four of 2016" Apple World Today 4:52 PM
  • "'Fake News'" ["I'll use Apple as an example. They had a problem on their hands in the form of a deeply-negative Consumer Reports headline: 'New MacBook Pros Fail to Earn Consumer Reports Recommendation.' CR had tested the new MacBook Pros, and concluded that the battery life of all three models were insanely inconsistent."] Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste of Bandwidth 2:05 PM
  • "Why the 10.5-inch iPad Makes Sense Mathematically" AppAdvice 1:07 PM
  • "Why Are Coins Hidden Inside Some Of Apple's MacBooks?" Redmond Pie 12:55 PM
  • "2017 iPad Rumors: What We Know About Apple's Next Tablets" AppAdvice 12:37 PM
  • "Is Your iPhone Really Frying Your Brain? Five Things You Need To Know" Forbes 12:37 PM
  • "Did You Know Steve Jobs Played 'Special' Chess?" Apple Must 10:33 AM
  • "Now That iPhone Is 10, It's Time For Apple To Kill It"  Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Flat sides preferred to curved edges in iPhone 8, but third option a popular suggestion in survey" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Does the latest data mean Android's going out of fashion?" Apple Must 8:56 AM
  • "Why Can't Apple Do This To A Mac?" Mac360 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone Should Know What I Eat" TeraTalks 7:56 AM
  • "Consumer Reports Deck Stacking — or Incompetence — Exposed" The Tech Night Owl 7:43 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: New year, new CES -- and new AirPods" Computerworld 6:48 AM
  • "Fitbit looks to challenge Apple Watch with new acquisitions" AppleInsider 4:48 PM
  • "Is Fitbit gearing up to take on the Apple Watch?" The Next Web 6:30 AM
  • "WeChat's new 'mini' function gives Apple's app store a run for its money" iMore 6:27 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Wii U Was Great, Just Not For Me" Kotaku 5:54 PM
  • "Amazon Echo murder case raises IoT privacy questions for enterprise users" TechRepublic 12:37 PM
  • "The Inside Story of BitTorrent's Bizarre Collapse" Backchannel 11:08 AM
  • "Mint 18.1 review: Forget about Wayland and get comfy with the command line" Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Wading through the Internet of Crap: CES 2017, brought to you by a whole lot of nope."  Engadget 9:16 AM
  • "Where Windows Is Still #1" NoodleMac 8:29 AM
  • "Mossberg: Streaming TV is beginning to look a lot like cable/What happened to Netflix-style choice?" ["I'm talking about Sling TV, which is owned by Dish Network and came out last year, and a new competitor, DirecTV Now, which is owned by AT&T, also the owner of the DirecTV satellite service. Both are built mainly around two things carried over from the old system: bundles of TV networks, and linear programming — what's on now. I've been watching both, on an Apple TV and on a laptop, and I feel like they are a giant step backwards by an industry that's trying to hold onto customers from an outdated system."]  The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Bible Verses Are Easy to Guess, So Don't Use Them As Your Password" Lifehacker 6:58 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 9 Pro Review: Probably Best Android Phone Of 2016" Forbes 6:50 AM
  • "Online and Scared" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:41 AM
  • "Verizon's reason for cracking down on unlimited data users is bullshit" The Next Web 6:30 AM
  • "Move Over IoT, AI is the New Hot Acronym" Tech.pinions 6:28 AM
  • "Is Amazon late to the mobile voice assistant game?!?!" iMore 6:27 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pad & Quill's Cartella Slim cases disguise and protect your new 2016 MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 3:34 PM
  • "One Drop launches Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring with HealthKit on Apple's online store" AppleInsider 3:34 PM
  • "With 10 Inks, the New Epson SureColor P500 is All About Color" Digital Trends 1:14 PM
  • "A Touchscreen For The MacBook Air – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:58 PM
  • "Best HomeKit security cameras, lights, outlets & more coming in 2017" 9to5Mac 12:55 PM
  • "Apple now shipping LG's UltraFine 5K Display in under a week" Cult of Mac 10:28 AM
  • "ESPN adds support for Apple's iOS single sign-on" The Verge 8:54 AM
  • "Apple's Auto Industry Entry Projected To Focus On creating iPhone Centered Automotive Solution – Report" MacPrices 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's Entry into Car Industry Will Transform its Portfolio Application to Encompass On-the-move" PRNewswire 8:20 AM
  • "12 of the most exciting headphones we listened to at CES" [Slideshow] Macworld 6:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft agrees to Windows 10 adjustments with Swiss data watchdog" ["The Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) said on Wednesday it had concluded an investigation into the operating system begun in 2015, which it said revealed data protection gaps under Swiss law. 'The FDPIC investigations revealed that data processing in connection with Windows 10 did not conform in every respect with the data protection legislation,' the authority said in a statement."] Reuters 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection: Will stop harvesting app usage data under 'Basic' setting" Computerworld 6:48 AM
  • "New Windows 10 build incoming: Microsoft nixes annoying productivity obstacles/Microsoft has a new build of Windows 10 for the Anniversary update, which irons out a number of bugs that could hinder office productivity." ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Say Hello to Windows Goodbye: Microsoft is preparing to roll out a dynamic locking system for Windows 10 users who step away." PC Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft makes it easier to lock down your Windows 10 device data" The Next Web 6:30 AM
  • "Spiceworks Survey Suggest Microsoft Teams May Surpass Slack Chat" eWeek 6:18 PM
  • "Study: Microsoft Teams set to pass Slack, Google Hangouts as second most-used business chat app in next 2 years" GeekWire 7:35 AM
  • "How game hardware inspires PC design at Dell" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Dell EMC speeds PC deployment with ProDeploy Client Suite" iTWire 8:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC To Help CIOs Deploy PCs With Greater Speed, Better Control" CXOToday 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Scoffs At Macbook Pro Users With Upgraded XPS 15" Korea Portal 8:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC brings ProDeploy model to PCs with ProDeploy Client Suite" ChannelBuzz 8:26 AM
  • "Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift" Digital Trends 9:17 AM
  • "The $340 Million Question IBM Needs To Answer On Its Fourth Quarter Earnings Call" Seeking Alpha 1:07 PM
  • "Will IBM Break Its Negative Revenue Trend in 4Q16?" Market Realist 2:41 PM
  • "Intel Brings Hyper-Threading to Pentium Chips" PC Magazine 3:39 PM
  • "Intel Compute Card: A Universal Compute Form-Factor for Different Kinds of Devices" AnandTech 12:37 PM
  • "AMD Set to Launch Ryzen Before March 3rd, Meeting Q1 Target" AnandTech 6:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen: The hype train is here, but should we get on?" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "How Will Cisco's Partnership with Ericsson Impact Cisco?" Market Realist 2:08 PM
  • "Get ready for the rise of spymail, the hottest trend in email hacking" TechRepublic 11:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs raises Apple price target to $133 from $124" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:17 AM
  • "Hon Hai posts first revenue fall in two decades as iPhone sales slow" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow moves within 50 points of 20,000 after Trump news conference: Nasdaq notches fifth straight record close" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Nasdaq Posts Another Record Close in Unpredictable Trump-Triggered Trading Session: Like President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference since securing victory, Wall Street's trading on Wednesday was unpredictable." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks swoon on Trump remarks; Nasdaq at new high" USA Today 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Struggle for Direction, Biotechs Plunge After Trump Blasts Drug Prices" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Health-Care Stocks Tumble on Trump's Criticism: President-elect Donald Trump calls for 'new bidding procedures' for the drug industry" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:02 PM
  • "Asian markets off to the races, hoping Trump will reveal stimulus details: Japanese companies look to gain from investments in U.S.; commodities drive Australian market" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "European stocks wander before Trump takes center stage: Sainsbury's jumps after Christmas sales numbers" MarketWatch 8:51 AM

 
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