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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 3, 2017


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Monday Highlights: Fears of dwindling iPhone demand prompts two AAPL downgrades, and KGI analyst predicts iPhone X discontinuation by summer due to weak demand, poor sales as opposed to price drop when new models intro'd in Fall—more in our General Interest section; CIRP releases another bit of data today noting 1 out of 5 smartphones bought in the US last quarter was the iPhone X; Apple teams with Malala Fund in order to support girls' education; Hearst ranch in California powers Apple Park with their solar power array; ominous warning sounded on Facebook; some screen time is actually beneficial to children according to Wall Street Journal; might wireless and fast charging put a dent in battery life?; Business Insider's Avery Hartmans recounts her hellish experiences at an Apple Store, which she feels reveal "larger problems with Apple's retail presence".

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  • "Lawsuit claims Apple forced users to iOS 7 by breaking FaceTime"  AppleInsider 6:52 AM
  • "Class action lawsuit says Apple intentionally broke FaceTime to save money" BGR 9:22 AM
  • "Lawsuit Alleges Apple Purposefully Broke FaceTime on iOS 6" Digital Trends 11:52 AM
  • "Lawsuit claims Apple broke FaceTime to force iOS 6 users to upgrade: The plaintiff at the heart of the class-action case says iOS 7 made older iPhones hard to use." Macworld 1:45 PM
  • "Apple is set to start making iPhones in India, minister says" CNNMoney 6:33 AM
  • "Apple plans to start assembling iPhones in Bangalore by April: The company aims to lower the cost of its phones by making them locally" IDG News Service 7:06 AM
  • "Apple will start building iPhones in India by April, says IT minister" The Verge 6:54 AM
  • "A for Apple. B for Bengaluru. C for coming soon" Quartz 6:55 AM
  • "Apple again rejects call to appear before finance committee" Examiner 11:19 AM
  • "How to Build the Ultimate Movie and Music Server" Gizmodo 2:22 PM
  • "Play Videos Embedded in Messages for Mac and iOS" OS X Daily 2:13 PM
  • "How to SSH into your device from a Mac and change your root password" iDownload Blog 1:45 PM
  • "Replacing TapCellar with Text Files" Macdrifter 5:35 PM
  • "macOS Photos: Create Smart Albums Based On Camera Type" The Mac Observer 4:51 PM
  • "7 Ways to Force Quit Apps on Macs" Apple Must 9:03 AM
  • "Access the Menu Bar With the Keyboard" MacMost 10:22 AM
  • "Room Lighting Calc simplifies the generation of morphologically defined parametric objects" Apple World Today 6:50 AM
  • "How To Fix The Mac's Calendar" Mac360 9:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft is disabling older versions of Skype for Mac and Windows on March 1" VentureBeat 5:35 PM
  • "LibreOffice 5.3 Open Source Productivity Suite Major Upgrade Released With New Online Cloud Office Suite Option" MacPrices 12:34 PM
  • "Cocktail 9.5 (El Capitan Edition) has been released." Maintain 9:03 AM
  • "Area51 releases Magic Cipher - True Cross Platform Encryption Product" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Abvent's New Atlantis 6.5—Unlimited Render Nodes and More" Architosh 6:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is truly determined to disrupt banking with Apple Pay"  Computerworld 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Inc's iPad Business Isn't as Bad as It Looks: Demand for iPads is stronger than what the quarterly results indicate on the surface, but the business still isn't out of the woods yet."  The Motley Fool 9:23 AM
  • "Spotify's former VP of Content hired by Apple Music to sign more indie labels" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Tablets become feebleslabs as sales spiral down" ["Apple sales fell 14.2 per cent and Samsung was down 20.2 per cent."] The Register 6:35 AM
  • "Tim Cook to receive honorary degree from the University of Glasgow next week, followed by Q&A with students" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Watch This iPhone 7 Get Sent Into Space! [Video] RazMag 6:50 AM
  • "Teen sells beloved Apple collection to keep museum dream alive" Cult of Mac 1:45 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone finally arrives on Verizon" Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Jawbone confirmed to make switch from consumer wearables to clinical health products, report says" AppleInsider 8:56 PM
  • "Thought your data was safe outside America after the Microsoft ruling? Think again" The Register 6:57 PM
  • "AT&T and Verizon just got a free pass from the FCC to divide up the internet" The Verge 3:18 PM
  • "Trump's FCC makes the first moves against net neutrality" BGR 3:17 PM
  • "FCC rescinds claim that AT&T and Verizon violated net neutrality: Republican Ajit Pai halts Wheeler's net neutrality investigation of zero-rating." Ars Technica 3:15 PM
  • "Apple display supplier Sharp turns first profits in years under Foxconn control" AppleInsider 12:18 PM
  • "Japan's Sharp swings to profit under Foxconn's watch as costs slashed" Reuters 12:18 PM
  • "Google testing complete redesign of 'My Apps' section of Google Play, includes sort option" 9to5Google 10:34 AM
  • "The PS4 will soon support external drives and 3D movies in VR" Engadget 9:37 AM
  • "That Sure is One Firey Emblem - The TouchArcade Show #293" Touch Arcade 7:48 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 105 | Latest LG UltraFine 5K woes, watchOS Theater Mode, and Apple's record quarter" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Newseum Free Expression Award -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-03" The Mac Observer 12:16 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks earnings, iPhone ASP, and Tim Cook's HomeKit experience" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Might Eventually Ditch Intel, But Intel Investors Shouldn't Panic Just Yet" TheStreet 7:22 PM
  • "LG fixes WiFi interference problems with UltraFine USB-C 5K display, new units unaffected" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Router Issue Fix Coming For LG's UltraFine 27-inch 5K Display" MacRumors 6:54 AM
  • "LG admits premium display fails near wi-fi" BBC 7:06 AM
  • "New batch of LG UltraFine 5K displays will have enhanced RF shielding, may not completely fix the problem" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "2016 MacBook Pro notes discuss battery life problems, Apple software updates bricking the computer, display support issues, David Pogue's emotional whiplash, and a guide to help with cable confusion." MacInTouch 9:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:04 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:04 AM

  • "Gravitas iPhone dock by Henge Docks is both hefty and low key" iDownload Blog 7:13 AM
  • "Bragi The Headphone review: This new AirPods competitor fits and works well but doesn't sound great" CNET 7:05 AM
  • "Hands-on with Elago's $15 Macintosh-inspired W3 Apple Watch Stand [Video] 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a provocative and heart-pumping dungeon-shooter" Macworld 9:22 AM
  • "Fire Emblem Heroes Review: A beautiful and complex addition to the Fire Emblem Series!" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "Using Apple Watch Scribble to Write Quick Messages" AppAdvice 3:17 PM
  • "How to install software update for your AirPods" iDownload Blog 12:41 PM
  • "How to enter No Substrate Mode on the iOS 10 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 10:52 AM
  • "How to watch Super Bowl LI live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "How to add watermarks to photos on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad: Which should you choose?" iMore 10:26 AM
  • "Connecting an Apple LED Cinema Display to a USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro? Here are the adapters you need: With a small investment, you can connect a Mini-DisplayPort Apple monitor over USB-C to a MacBook or MacBook Pro." Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Should iOS 10.3's App Store Rating Prompts Be Notifications Instead of Alerts?" Daring Fireball 4:44 PM
  • "What Apple Has to Gain by Making a Waterproof iPhone" Market Realist 4:38 PM
  • "Can Apple Make You Want An iPad Again?" Time 3:19 PM
  • "Apple is destroying Samsung where it really matters" BGR 1:47 PM
  • "Is Apple headed for another boom period? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 1:45 PM
  • "The Apple Watch 'WOW' moment" iMore 12:18 PM
  • "The iPad of the future is Apple's biggest missing link/Commentary: Honestly, iPads are already pretty great. But they're not for everyone. They could be, though."  CNET 12:10 PM
  • "Gorgeous concept video adds Touch Bar to iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 11:52 AM
  • "Smart Home Diary: 16 HomeKit devices, and I'm already wanting more ... [Video] 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "HomeKit in iOS 10: Tim Cook's routines, helpful resources, and more" 9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "How Apple Has Become A Giant Chip Giant" Mac360 9:04 AM
  • "About Apple's Endless Fake News Supply" NoodleMac 9:04 AM
  • "Siri 2025: Cute Digital Pet? Friendly Personal Assistant? Or, Bossy Overlord?" Mac360 9:04 AM
  • "I Want Watch To Be My iPhone" TeraTalks 9:04 AM
  • "This Isn't an iPhone 8 Ad, But Maybe It Should Be" Tom's Guide 7:05 AM
  • "Hey Apple, let me control my iCloud Photo Library: There has to be an easier way to manage photos on iOS devices." Macworld 6:54 AM
  • "Collaboration Among the Tech Giants" Tech.pinions 6:51 AM
  • "Perhaps the Mac is the real 'future of personal computing'" Apple World Today 6:50 AM
  • "Why a dual-processor Fusion Mac makes a lot of sense/One Intel processor for the heavy lifting, and another ARM chip to tackle low-power tasks to save battery life: It could work." Macworld 6:38 AM
  • "Google Docs: The new tool of choice for those resisting in Trump's America" Mashable 6:04 PM
  • "Op-ed: Windows 10 0day exploit goes wild, and so do Microsoft marketers/Customers want objective threat guidance, not cheap shots at Microsoft rivals." Ars Technica 4:38 PM
  • "Robots and Androids Progressing Faster Than You Can Possibly Imagine" The Mac Observer 3:30 PM
  • "Opinion: Five features that I want with the second-generation Google Pixel" 9to5Google 11:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The best Apple Watch alternatives" [Slideshow] New Atlas 9:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Outlook on iOS Welcomes Evernote and Other Add-Ins" eWeek 9:07 PM
  • "Coming February 4: Gene Steinberg meets The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, and columnist/podcaster Kirk McElhearn, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:37 PM
  • "iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public" Engadget 3:32 PM
  • "Apple now offers Final Cut, Logic, and other pro apps for $199 through education bundle" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Releases $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education Customers" MacRumors 10:56 AM
  • "Apple introduces Pro Apps Bundle for Education" The Loop 10:56 AM
  • "$92.1 Billion Global Wearable Computing Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast 2017-2025 - Research and Markets" Business Wire 10:53 AM
  • "Meet the LG 5K Ultrafine Display – Apple's Choice" DailyTech 6:51 AM
  • "'PDF Reader' Rebrands To Become PDF Pro 3" RazMag 6:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella To Visit India Later This Month" NDTV 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft set to move its Michigan office to Downtown Detroit" MSPoweruser 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Requests Exceptions In Controversial Travel Ban For Students And Workers: Here Are The Terms" Tech Times 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft seeks exemption for workers, students from travel ban" The Economic Times 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to US gov't: Please exempt our immigrant workers hit by travel ban UK" Ars Technica UK 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft will likely fix Windows SMB denial-of-service flaw on Patch Tuesday" IDG News Service 1:48 PM
  • "CMO Leadership Talk-IBM's Rashmy Chatterjee: 'Don't Be Scared Of Conflict'" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "The Morning Download: United Continental's New Vision for Mobility Draws on Apple-IBM Platform - CIO Journal." WSJ Blogs 7:47 AM
  • "When two become one: Dell EMC sets its spirit free because it's the only way to be" Computer Business Review 7:44 AM
  • "Who are Intel's three new Irish vice-presidents?" SiliconRepublic 7:40 AM
  • "Intel's Optane faces threat as Micron chases future QuantX tech" IDG News Service 3:31 PM
  • "Intel Tech Will Let You 'Be the Player' This Super Bowl Sunday" PC Magazine 8:12 PM
  • "AMD vs Intel | AMD Ryzen vs Intel Kaby Lake: Which processor is best? AMD will always be the underdog but Ryzen could steal the performance crown from Intel" PC Advisor 7:39 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Ashes Of The Singularity Benchmarks Leaked, 4.0 GHz" SegmentNext 7:39 AM
  • "AMD Shares Increase 16% Due To Upcoming Ryzen, Vega Hype" SegmentNext 7:36 AM
  • "Acer outs a 38-inch Ultrawide curved monitor with AMD FreeSync" VR-Zone 7:36 AM
  • "Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon's cloud" InfoWorld 7:34 AM
  • "Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Oracle's second largest campus will soon be a reality in Bengaluru" The Economic Times 7:34 AM
  • "Cisco FireSIGHT Firepower Management Center Flaw in Rules Engine Lets Remote Users Modify Policy Rule Base Deployment on the Target System" Security Tracker 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco ASA Firepower Device Manager Flaw Lets Remote Users Add Audit Log Entries on the Target System" Security Tracker 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco Email Security Appliance Bug in MIME Scanner Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Filters on the Target System" Security Tracker 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco Prime Home Vulnerability Could Let Attackers Into Your Home Network" Digital Trends 2:12 PM
  • "Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switch Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Consume Excessive Memory Resources" Security Tracker 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers Lets Remote Authenticated Users Consume Excessive CPU Resources on the Target System" Security Tracker 7:31 AM
  • "Radio Holland signs Cisco maritime IT development deal" Digital Ship 7:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Raises $10 Billion in Debt Ahead of Trump's Plans for Tax Holiday" MacRumors 9:23 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow reclaims close over 20,000; Nasdaq notches record: Trump moves to remove financial-industry regulations, which helped spark a rally in bank shares, including Goldman Sachs" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Dow Ends Above 20,000 for First Time in a Week on Regulations Rollback: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday above the 20,000 level for the first time in a week as financials rallied on the promise of relaxed regulations." TheStreet 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks surge as Dow closes back above 20,000, Nasdaq hits record" Associated Press 4:43 PM
  • "Oil Pushes Higher as U.S. Treasury Announces Sanctions on Iran" Reuters 4:42 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on Hopes for Regulatory Rollback: Big bank and brokerage shares led the gains as President Donald Trump plans to scale back Dodd-Frank" [Paid Membership Required] 4:42 PM
  • "Asian markets close mixed as Trump jitters persist: Stock investors again struggled to find a footing Friday, capping a week where some encouraging economic data has been counterbalanced by concern of political risk surrounding the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Bank shares charge higher, lifting European markets: Stocks in Europe were pushing higher Friday, with banks rising on the prospect President Donald Trump will loosen U.S. regulations on the financial industry." MarketWatch 11:16 AM

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