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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, February 9, 2017
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Apple teams with Musical.ly, a social media app targeting teens by letting them create/share own music videos; Financial Times breaks down the costly battle between Apple and Qualcomm, the latter of which releases press accusing Apple of "improperly interfer[ing] with Qualcomm's agreements with contract manufacturers"; and Apple ceases payment of royalties to Qualcomm which cuts chip manufacturer's profit forecast; Dan Dilger says media wrong with narrative of boring iPhone, Apple Watch a dud, and other pronouncements; stealthy malware targeting Macs bypasses Gatekeeper by using an Apple Developer Certificate, also stays under radar of most antivirus apps; TechHive's part 1 of mastering music metadata; Apple's self-driving car, currently in testing on California roads, is a Lexus; first Apple Store in Southeast Asia said to open this May; case leak confirms iPhone 8 with vertical camera cutout, and no rear Touch ID spot, so looks like front is gonna happen; smart speaker using Siri, AirPlay might debut at WWDC according to Sonny Dickson, who spoke with MacRumors; Kirk McElhearn asks why Apple's device authorization/association method is so confusing and difficult.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Steve Jobs' philosophy will be at Apple in 100 years"  CNBC 7:00 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on Trump immigration ban: Steve Jobs was the son of an immigrant" CNBC 7:00 AM
  • "Reasons to be optimistic about the iPad's future: Imagine the computing device of the year 2025. It's probably closer to an iPad than a Mac."  Macworld 6:43 AM
  • "Macquarie, ING join Apple Pay in Australia in challenge to Big Four: Macquarie Group and ING Direct on Friday said they would start using Apple Inc's mobile payment service in Australia this month, hoping to snatch market share from the major retail banks through digital technology." Reuters 6:50 PM
  • "Apple on Track to Buy 50% of Itself in Three Years" Above Avalon 6:09 PM
  • "Why Apple Poached Amazon TV Executive" Bloomberg TV 8:39 AM
  • "There are now only 2 people opposing Apple's Irish data centre in court"  Business Insider 6:53 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Sierra 10.12.4 now available to public beta testers" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "New Mac malware detected this week, based on primitive Windows techniques using Word macros" 9to5Mac 6:42 AM
  • "New Mac Malware Found Hiding In A Fake Adobe Flash Update" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's latest Safari Technology Preview beta includes MacBook Pro battery life improvements for WebGL content" 9to5Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Safari changes will make battery life better on the MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 10:20 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to create Spotlight searches to store as Smart Folders in macOS Sierra" Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "Apollo Cloud review: A personal cloud storage alternative to iCloud Photo Library/An internet-connected 4TB external hard drive offering private, secure backup and restore from iOS devices and computers for up to ten individual users." Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "How to remove and merge duplicate contacts" 9to5Mac 6:07 PM
  • "Using Activity Monitor" MacMost 12:21 PM
  • "Watch Network Traffic On Your Mac" Mac360 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cassandra: Pro Apps bundle for Education Available in Thailand; New Thai Music from 'Hugo' on iTunes" eXtensions 8:56 PM
  • "Apple's new $199 Pro Apps Bundle for Education now available in 35 countries" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Mitorah Games Announces Bomb Defense...Bomb Defense is a unique tower defense/puzzle game featuring explosions, physics and rag doll effects." Mitorah Games 11:45 AM
  • "App Tamer 2.3 For macOS Detects And Controls CPU-Hogging Applications" MacPrices 11:13 AM
  • "Cocktail 10.2.1 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 8:07 AM
  • "Dirt Rally is coming to Mac, but when?" Mac Gamer HQ 6:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Gestures are defining Apple Watch" ["The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like a novelty to many, but, from the research we did over the last six months, it's a game changer — a lot of the data and insights we gathered with the Wristly panel of more than 2,400 Apple Watch users corroborate it."]  LinkedIn: Bernard Desarnauts 10:17 AM
  • "Tim Cook and UK Prime Minister Theresa May Discuss Apple's Presence in Country Amid Brexit" MacRumors 8:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook 'optimistic' about UK's future after Brexit: BBC" Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "5 Apple execs crack Billboard Power 100 list, including Cue, Iovine & Saint John" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle: iPhone shipments in China declined by double digits in 2016, and Chinese brands are threatening more than ever" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Apple Posts Job Listings For Retail Store in the Austrian Capital of Vienna" MacRumors 7:02 AM
  • "Harris Poll: Corporate Reputation Politically Polarized as Companies Wrestle With Taking a Stand for Their Values" [Apple #5 with 82.07, Excellent rating] PRNewswire 8:12 AM
  • "Watch a robot perfectly fit an iPhone screen protector" Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Jobs' NeXT quits making computers" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Miranda Kerr accuses Facebook of stealing Snapchat's ideas" CNET 8:46 PM
  • "Twitter numbers paint grim profitability picture" Reuters 8:42 PM
  • "ISPs should be more accurate about broadband speeds: ACCC/Inaccurate broadband speed claims by ISPs are obstructing competition and causing increased complaints, the regulator has said." ZDNet 8:41 PM
  • "New battery technology being developed doesn't combust when punctured, could prevent smartphone explosions [Video] 9to5Mac 2:34 PM
  • "US appeals court won't reinstate Trump's immigration travel ban: Ruling is seen as a win for the tech industry, which has vowed to fight the ban." CNET 7:17 PM
  • "Trump's new FCC boss has already set the stage for a less open internet" Business Insider 2:31 PM
  • "Trump's FCC head is doing exactly what we expected" Engadget 12:19 PM
  • "Wikipedia issues near-total ban on Daily Mail sources: The tabloid is too 'unreliable' to be trusted for articles." Engadget 6:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Looking at The Future of Vectorworks—CEO Dr. Sarkar Shares Insights" Architosh 2:23 PM
  • "Chris Bobotis of Mettle Discusses 360/VR Editing with Their Skybox Software" MacVoices 1:26 PM
  • "Apple's Expensive Anniversary iPhone -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-09" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple delays shipments of UltraFine 5K monitor while LG fixes router issue: Up to six weeks until the display ships" The Verge 6:07 PM
  • "KGI predicts wireless charging for all three new iPhones, iPhone 8 requires higher cost 3D Touch sensor" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "KGI: all 2017 iPhones to have wireless charging, iPhone 8's 3D Touch pricier to build" iDownload Blog 11:57 AM
  • "Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone could be its most expensive handset yet"  The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 could cost over $1,000" V3 6:42 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 models experiencing stock-outs, updated models could be forthcoming soon" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:42 AM
  • "12.9-Inch iPad Pro in Short Supply Ahead of Rumored March Update" MacRumors 9:20 AM
  • "Apple's completely redesigned 2017 iPad lineup may hit stores next month" BGR 2:33 PM
  • "Elcomsoft Recovers Deleted Safari History From iCloud" PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "Apple iCloud Hoards 'Deleted' Browser History Going Back More Than A Year" Forbes 6:50 AM
  • "Here's why people are saying iCloud is secretly storing your 'deleted' Safari history" 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
  • "Dozens of iOS Apps Vulnerable to WiFi Snooping" TechNewsWorld 12:20 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invents stretchable display backed by mesh-like elastomer" AppleInsider 6:42 AM
  • "Future Apple Watch owners might exchange data with a handshake or fist bump" AppleInsider 6:42 AM
  • "Patent Report: iOS/macOS items with flexible displays and a way for Apple Watch owners to easily exchange data" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Advances their 3D Mapping and Optical Scanning Technology" Patently Apple 7:02 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "2016 MacBook Pro discussion includes USB-C video adapters, laptop carrying sleeves, OS X maintenance tasks, used Mac pricing, Microsoft Office support for the touch bar, locked-in storage and more." MacInTouch 11:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Vacation with the Apple Watch Series 2" Six Colors 12:58 PM
  • "Review: Elgato Eve Motion is a standalone HomeKit motion sensor for triggering automations" 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
  • "Twelve South's Journal has made me a believer in folio cases" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "The Codex is a handsome, but limited, carrying case, for the MacBook Pro" Apple World Today 7:07 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Felis: Save all the Cats' Review - Cute Cats, Ugly Controls" Touch Arcade 10:20 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 2:31 PM
  • "How to skip forward and back 10 seconds in YouTube for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 10:36 AM
Tips
  • "Selecting the best network connection for your Apple TV Tips" iLounge 6:08 PM
  • "Choosing the right (and best!) Lightning cable for the job!" iMore 10:36 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Comment: LG's UltraFine 5K mess is the strongest sign yet Apple should return to the display business"  9to5Mac 8:57 PM
  • "The Myth of Apple's Great Design: The company's new 'spaceship' headquarters shows how its beauty has always been skin deep."  The Atlantic 2:25 PM
  • "Apple, 3D Web and the future of computing" Apple Must 11:55 AM
  • "We Don't Need A Special Edition iPhone, Just One That Represents the Future" AppAdvice 10:48 AM
  • "Feature Request: Tidy up the iOS status bar" 9to5Mac 10:36 AM
  • "What's next for Apple Watch? How sleep tracking, cellular, and an always-on display could be major improvements" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Bad religion: The easy explanation for Apple success" Macworld 9:22 AM
  • "The iPhone As A Dating Platform" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "On Messaging Apps For Apple Watch" PixoBebo 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Complications And Apps" McSolo 8:06 AM
  • "The Future Of Apple's Watch" Mac360 7:45 AM
  • "Why Apple doesn't need a 'revolutionary' iPhone: The success of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prove that 'boring' sells." Macworld 6:43 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Can AI Help Huawei Top The World's Smartphone Market?" Forbes 8:44 PM
  • "The six terrible ways your life will change when Net Neutrality dies" Mashable 10:19 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs. Wii U vs. New Nintendo 3DS XL: Spec Comparison" Digital Trends 8:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "All BeatsX purchases come with three free months of Apple Music" iDownload Blog 11:58 AM
  • "Smartwatch Market: By Product Type, Application, Operating Systems & Region - Forecast & Analysis (2016-2022) - Research and Markets" Business Wire 11:23 AM
  • "This iPhone case makes sure you're never stranded with a dead phone again" Mashable 11:22 AM
  • "Pac-Man is Coming to 'The Sandbox Evolution' Next Week" Touch Arcade 9:13 AM
  • "Sonnet Announces Mac®- and Windows®-Compatible Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Thunderbolt™ 3 Adapters" Wall Street Communications 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Can Pursue Suit Over U.S. Sneak-and-Peek Searches" Bloomberg 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft lawsuit against indefinite gag orders can proceed" IDG News Service 6:08 PM
  • "Windows 10 new look: Microsoft gives glimpse of Project Neon design" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Windows 10's New Design Language Shown Off In Concept Image" Thurrott 8:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update adds picture in picture and proximity lock: Noone can say they're not listening" The Inquirer 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft steps up to protect Azure customers from patent trolls: Firm to aid against the increasing threat of 'baseless lawsuits by aggressive companies'" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft to Shield Azure Cloud Customers From Patent Troll Lawsuits" eWeek 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft announces the Azure Intellectual Property Advantage program" Neowin 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft announces 'Project Rome' SDK for Android" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "How Intel Is Playing Its Chips: The chip maker can afford to spend big to stay on top" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:08 PM
  • "Intel plans to finish 'Fab 42' factory and credits Trump for work he didn't do: Intel CEO finds himself between a rock, a hard place and a huge new fab plant" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Intel's Delicate Dance" Fortune 7:15 AM
  • "Intel Creates Jobs From Inside the Oval Office" Light Reading 7:15 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Prices Revealed: Massive Blow To Intel" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "AMD releases Crimson ReLive 17.1.2 WHQL drivers" Ocaholic 7:13 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPU Core Implementation Details Shared At ISSCC" SegmentNext 7:13 AM
  • "HP job losses: 'Everyone's disappointed in the way it was handled. We knew it was coming'" Examiner 7:10 AM
  • "500 face axe as Hewlett Packard shuts Irish print plant" Belfast Telegraph 7:11 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 UK 7:11 AM
  • "Training board vows to help Leixlip HP workers" Leinster Leader 7:11 AM
  • "Ingram back on board as Dell EMC distie: After being dropped by EMC last year, Ingram named as key partner" Channelnomics 7:05 AM
  • "Dell: Crazy exploding laptop wasn't our fault" CNET 6:50 PM
  • "Brief-GfK says Michael Dell's stake grows to 10.1 pct" Reuters 7:05 AM
  • "Developing a New CCO Organization For Dell – During Their Merger With EMC, with Karen Quintos – CB37" Customer Think 7:10 AM
  • "Cisco announces Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack" MSPoweruser 12:21 PM
  • "Cisco Umbrella Expands Secure Internet Gateway Protection" eWeek 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle settling with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accounts: The employee said she was terminated from her job for refusing to comply" IDG News Service 6:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Earnings Beat Was Driven By Broad-Based Execution: Apple's recent quarterly check-ins have been fairly ho-hum, but not this time! The Mac maker is back to growth after an impressive quarter." The Motley Fool 10:36 AM
  • "AAPL: The Little Stock That Could" Mac360 8:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market rallies to records as Trump teases tax-policy announcement: Nasdaq notches third straight record close; Twitter tanks on corporate results" MarketWatch 9:03 PM
  • "All Three Major U.S. Stock Indices Are Now at Records -- Here's the Big Reason Why: President Trump made more promises." TheStreet 9:02 PM
  • "Stocks Hit Record Highs After Trump Says Tax Plan Coming Soon" FOXBusiness 9:02 PM
  • "Stocks Surge on Tax-Cut Signal: Shares rally after president says he would soon make an announcement that would be 'phenomenal in terms of tax'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 PM
  • "Asian markets rise in light trading, as investors search for cues" MarketWatch 7:21 AM
  • "European stocks set for 13-day high as SocGen, Total march higher" MarketWatch 7:21 AM

 
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