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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
 

 

 
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Thursday Highlights: Dan Gallagher at the Wall Street Journal doesn't see Apple's move to bring back overseas cash as altering their fundamental iPhone business; Tim Cook tells ABCNews Apple wants "to help America" with cash repatriation; a one-time payment of $38 billion on the cash seen as "good deal for Apple"—more in our Apple/Macintosh, Op/Ed, and Finances sections; also in the Tim Cook interview, the CEO reveals a February update to iOS will bring a setting to disable iPhone throttling, also admits Apple should have been clearer on the issue, but then suggests people didn't pay attention to battery fix details; Apple in bidding wars with HBO for original content, acquires office space in LA giving company greater presence in Hollywood; The Register's Alistair Dabbs reviews iPhone X after two weeks of use.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple v. Samsung legal battle goes back to its roots: A federal appeals court says it's up to a district court to decide if there should be a damages retrial in the long-running patent case." CNET 6:51 AM
  • "Federal Circuit sends Apple v. Samsung design patent damages back to where things started" Foss Patents 7:23 AM
  • "Amazon's former Fire TV director gets poached by Apple: New hire brings years of experience at Amazon, Roku, Netflix, and more."  Ars Technica 7:23 AM
  • "Apple hires Amazon's Fire TV boss as Apple TV leader" Computerworld 6:49 AM
  • "Apple snags Amazon Fire TV exec to lead Apple TV efforts: Hopefully the hire is a sign that Apple is investing more in the Apple TV." Macworld 1:22 PM
  • "Apple hopes Amazon's Fire TV chief can save struggling Apple TV" VentureBeat 7:05 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple's 10th Anniversary iPhone Will Likely Cost More Than $1,000: Apple is intent on packing the top-of-the line phone with new features and wrapping it in fresh design themes."  Fast Company 1:23 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to feature Lumentum-sourced 3D sensor, launch above $1,000 this fall despite early production rumors" 9to5Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Apple Inc. gears up to distribute $3.1 billion in dividends to shareholders" AppleInsider 1:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks legacy of Steve Jobs, Apple Pencil, and immigration at University of Glasgow [Video] 9to5Mac 9:41 PM
OS X
News
  • "Mac malware is still crude, but it's slowly catching up to its Windows rivals: A tale of two attacks that both target MacOS users." Ars Technica 6:53 PM
  • "Microsoft previews Office support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's WebKit Team Proposes W3C Community Group to Strive for More Powerful Graphics on the Web" MacRumors 7:23 AM
  • "New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates" AppleInsider 10:16 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 23 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:26 PM
  • "Apple issues second macOS 10.12.4 Sierra beta for public testers" AppleInsider 7:34 PM
  • "Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Public Beta for Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 3:53 PM
  • "Apple rolling out macOS 10.12.4 public beta 2 for Mac" 9to5Mac 3:52 PM
  • "Wes Plate Joins Apple as Product Designer" fcp.co 12:59 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "MacOS removed battery time remaining. Here's how to bring it back: Percentage? We don't need no stinkin' percentage. Despite a recent change, you can still see how many hours and minutes of use remain on your MacBook." CNET 3:54 PM
  • "Spark for Mac review: A great mobile email client, also quite good on desktop/Spark for Mac helps cut down on the amount of time users spend managing email with a Smart Inbox, four configurable gestures in the message list, and Quick Replies for one-click responses in a flash." Macworld 6:54 AM
  • "How to find all photos on your Mac" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Vivaldi and me: Just browsing? Nah, I'm sold" The Register 6:55 AM
  • "On the Road with Final Cut Pro X and a LumaForge Jellyfish, Again!" fcp.co 10:16 AM
Op/Ed
  • "New Malware Underscores the Danger of Assumed Mac Security" Intego 2:36 PM
  • "The 10 Best Strategy Games for Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 6:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Egnyte launches refreshed desktop app for Mac and Windows" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Web4GUI 8.4: create apps for Windows/Mac/Linux out of websites; develop apps for Win/Mac/Linux using PHP/Python/Java/MySQL" Stunnix 7:23 AM
  • "Swyx Announces New Version Of macOS Desktop Client: Personalisation Options & Technical Advancements Enhance Communications" Swyx 7:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple will surpass 1 billion active iPhones by 2019, UBS estimates" Business Insider 7:32 AM
  • "Apple sold six million Apple Watch devices in Q4: Canalys data also suggests Apple sold 12 million in 2016 in total" V3 7:18 AM
  • "Japan's Sharp may break ground on $7 billion U.S. plant in first half: source" Reuters 10:16 AM
  • "Sharp May Start Building $7 Billion U.S. Plant in the First Half of 2017 [Report] iClarified 10:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Inc. on the Verge of Cracking This Fast-Growing Market? The company's terrific growth in this country will receive a boost after setting up local manufacturing operations." The Motley Fool 2:35 PM
  • "Tim Cook receives honorary degree from University of Glasgow, denounces Trump immigration order" 9to5Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Tim Cook Chats With Students After Receiving Honorary Degree From University of Glasgow" MacRumors 2:36 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs as inspiration, immigration executive order at University of Glasgow" AppleInsider 3:54 PM
  • "This retro photo shows how much Apple changed the face of Silicon Valley" Cult of Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs flips out at iPad tweet" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "PayPal Says Anti-Money Laundering Program Subpoenaed by DOJ" Bloomberg 9:23 PM
  • "Ransomware Attacks Surged 167x In 2016 To 638 Million Reports SonicWall" HotHardware 5:06 PM
  • "Best Buy is closing nearly half its Oculus VR demo stations, reportedly due to slow performance" The Verge 1:53 PM
  • "Samsung SDI battery factory caught fire" ZDNet 9:41 PM
  • "We Can't Make This Up: A Fire Broke Out In A Samsung Battery Factory" Digital Trends 12:30 PM
  • "Fire Breaks Out at Samsung Factory in China: Another battery fire debacle is not what Samsung needs right now." PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Android Wear: The bloatware that turned into gloatware" The Register 12:22 PM
  • "Cyber crooks cranking out evil email attachments to spread malware far and wide" V3 10:16 AM
  • "Google Play listing shows how you'll pay on Android Wear" Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "New EU rules will remove 'geoblocking' so customers can use online subscription services, like Netflix, abroad" 9to5Mac 7:03 AM
  • "383,000 Sign Petition Demanding Amazon Stop Advertising on Breitbart" 24/7 Wall St. 6:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple Doesn't Love iBooks and Samsung Schadenfreude -ACM 397" The Mac Observer 9:28 PM
  • "Apple TV's New Marketing Boss -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-08" The Mac Observer 1:48 PM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 158: The ends and the means" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Mac owners between 2003 & 2008 can claim $10 in optical drive class-action lawsuit settlement" AppleInsider 12:34 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "What to do if your iPhone has a battery drain issue: So you've carried out the tests and come to the conclusion that your iPhone suffers from a battery drain issue. What do you do next?" ZDNet 7:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on review: Pro and cons of the MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar/After using the MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar as his sole machine for 30 days, a sys admin shares his thoughts about its battery life, connectivity, performance, and more." TechRepublic 1:53 PM
  • "A month with Apple's AirPods: a long-term review" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "We threw a phone off a roof with Rhinoshield's CrashGuard Bumper Case" Business Insider 7:03 AM
  • "This Wearable Movie Theater Gets Close, But Misses the Mark" The Mac Observer 12:15 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On with Outlook Mobile Add-Ins for iOS" Thurrott 8:59 AM
  • "Todoist: Yes, I switched to Todoist and I think it is really good but not earth shattering." The Brooks Review 8:37 AM
  • "Vantage Review: A New Take on Calendars" MacStories 1:57 PM
  • "Stagehand Review: Living Platforms" MacStories 8:58 AM
  • "'Dandy Dungeon' Review - Fine and Dandy" Touch Arcade 10:17 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Family Organization Is a Snap With Your iPhone in Hand" AppAdvice 10:17 AM
  • "How to find, install, and remove apps for your Apple Watch" Apple World Today 6:57 AM
Tips
  • "When to Get a New iPad Mini" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:22 PM
  • "Gmail quick Tip: Use color coded labels to organize your inbox" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Comment: A flagship iPhone 8 going for $1000+ isn't as outlandish as it may sound, are you in?" 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "Why The Apple TV Could Get A Whole Lot Better Soon" Tom's Guide 10:16 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 Is Doomed If It Looks Like This" Tom's Guide 8:32 AM
  • "'Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple Seeks Design Perfection at New 'Spaceship' Campus'" Daring Fireball 8:28 AM
  • "Apple, It's Time To Bring Back 'Premium'" Mac360 8:27 AM
  • "How Apple's iTunes Legal Agreement Was Turned Into A Comic" Apple Must 8:25 AM
  • "In The Age Of Robots, Who Can Afford To Buy Apple Products?" TeraTalks 8:22 AM
  • "If Apple Owns Most Of The Profits, How Do Their Competitors Stay In Business?" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Your Mac, iPhone, iPad, And Television Could Be Looking At You" NoodleMac 8:03 AM
  • "A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life? Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters."  ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Why South Asia and West Africa Should Worry Apple" Bloomberg 7:28 AM
  • "'Apple Hires Amazon's Fire TV Head to Run Apple TV Business'" Six Colors 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Watch + AirPods: Show Me the Magic!" Tech.pinions 7:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Finally, a Linux laptop worthy of KDE" TechRepublic 1:57 PM
  • "LG Watch Sport review: Turns out you don't need LTE in a smartwatch" Mashable 12:32 PM
  • "Stop trying to put touch controls on headphones" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "The Nintendo Switch is missing a golden tablet opportunity" The Verge 7:29 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turn Touch: A Smart, Flexible Remote Control" MacStories 2:11 PM
  • "Square launches new iPad-based point-of-sale service for retailers with 30-day free trial" 9to5Mac 12:34 PM
  • "Shoe Lovers Can Keep Track of Their Footwear with Unboxed for iOS" MacTrast 12:26 PM
  • "EPIX network comes to Apple TV today for subscribers (w/ an exclusive free trial)" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Ford unveils all-new 2018 Expedition as latest vehicle with Apple's CarPlay, wireless charging pad & Wi-Fi hotspot" 9to5Mac 10:17 AM
  • "plasq Introduces Comic Draw for Schools" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "'Pokémon Go' fans can earn extra candy and more for Valentine's Day" Mashable 8:34 AM
  • "Flipboard redesigns app with an eye to identifying passions" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Satechi's USB-C Power Meter is a useful safety tool for cautious Mac users" Apple World Today 7:04 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.1 adds interoperability, printing, and more" DEVONtechnologies 6:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel to invest $7 billion in factory in Arizona, employ 3,000" CNBC 12:35 PM
  • "Intel Corp. Announces $7 Billion Investment in Arizona Plant: Company says Chandler facility will employ 3,000 at White House meeting" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:03 PM
  • "Intel, in Oval Office, announces $7 billion semiconductor factory" Reuters 2:41 PM
  • "Intel's 'New' Factory Isn't About Trump—It's About Fixing Intel" Wired 9:03 PM
  • "Intel is giving Trump credit for a factory he had nothing to do with" The Verge 8:17 PM
  • "Intel CEO Pledges to Invest $7B in Arizona Factory, Create 3,000 Jobs: Chief Executive Brian Krzanich is the latest tech executive to announce a job creation initiative after meeting with President Donald Trump." TheStreet 1:03 PM
  • "Intel Will Invest $7 Billion in Chip Factory in Arizona" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:41 PM
  • "Intel CEO touts $7 billion factory investment in Trump meeting" CNNMoney 2:10 PM
  • "Intel repeats Obama-era pledge to invest billions in a new factory" IDG News Service 2:32 PM
  • "Intel will invest $7 billion to finish a factory it started in 2011: Construction was paused in 2014, and Fab 42 has sat empty since." Ars Technica 6:40 PM
  • "Intel inexplicably makes jobs announcement in round room with very nice curtains" TechCrunch 3:48 PM
  • "Intel Atom C2000 chips are bricking products" Guru3D 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Atom C2000s head for a meltdown" Fudzilla 8:43 AM
  • "Intel may be prepping new Core i5, i7 processors to attack AMD Ryzen" ExtremeTech 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake X Chips Will Battle AMD Ryzen, i7-7740K, i5-7640K" SegmentNext 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Broadens Patent Protection for Cloud Customers: New program provides uncapped coverage for legal costs to many Azure users" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to defend cloud-computing customers from patent trolls" Seattle Times 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Patent Suit Protections For Cloud Customers" Bloomberg 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts Windows apps with Google Analytics SDK and Facebook install ads" GeekWire 7:14 PM
  • "Microsoft opens up AI tech behind Skype, Bing and Cortana to developers" V3 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Talks Up Developer Improvements Coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update" Thurrott 8:11 PM
  • "How many jobs are being cut at HP's Irish site in Leixlip, Co Kildare? – here's what we know: Hewlett-Packard employed as many as 4000 people in Ireland at their height here" The Irish Sun 8:41 AM
  • "Every effort being made to find buyer for HP plant, says Minister: Minister for Jobs says plant closure represents significant blow to employees, families" Irish Times 8:41 AM
  • "HP patents, sold off to a troll, are used to sue Cisco and Facebook: Patents went from 3Com to HP to East Texas-based Plectrum LLC." Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "IBM launches cognitive computing hardware unit: Enter the Watson, Power 9 stack" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "IBM's Marissa Mayer moment: Staff ordered to work in one of 6 main offices – or face the axe" The Register 7:12 AM
  • "IBM i Trends in Modernization for 2017" BetaNews 12:26 PM
  • "Lenovo's new PC manufacturing process promises 35 percent reduction in carbon emissions" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Dell EMC Partner Programme launches today" CRN UK 8:41 AM
  • "Dell shames Samsung as Inspiron laptop bursts into flames four times" The Inquirer 8:42 AM
  • "AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel's Skylake: It will be smaller" PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "AMD discloses one detail about its Ryzen CPUs that will get Intel worried" TechRadar UK 8:43 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen x86 Core Is 10% Smaller As Compared To Intel" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7" PCWorld 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco Cybersecurity Report Calls for Better Public-Private Communication" MeriTalk 8:42 AM
  • "PC industry expected to stabilize and see less than 5% shipment drop in 2017" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "Number of connected things to surpass global population in 2017" DigiTimes 7:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Gerber: Apple needs to find direction with Apple TV" CNBC Videos 3:52 PM
  • "Apple Needs To Do More M&A" Forbes 2:36 PM
  • "Apple: Channel Inventory Analysis Suggests Upside For Unit Shipments" Seeking Alpha 1:10 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq ekes out gains for new record, Dow hobbled by financials: Nordstrom rallies, shrugs off Trump's tweet" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Nasdaq Posts Record Close, S&P 500 Rises but Financials Lag: Stocks ended the day mixed as oil prices rebound and financials fell, but the Nasdaq and S&P 500 moved higher in afternoon trading." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "S&P 500 Inches Higher While Banks Drag on Dow" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "Dow Declines as Financial Shares Tumble: Stock activity muted as good earnings and economic news are weighed against elevated valuations in an uncertain political landscape" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks recover from early losses to close mainly higher: Fall in oil prices weighed earlier in the session" MarketWatch 8:05 AM
  • "European stocks rise, but Maersk sinks after cutting dividend: Tullow Oil, Carlsberg also fall; Sanofi, Storebrand, Vestas gain" MarketWatch 8:05 AM

 
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