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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 13, 2017
 

 

 
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Friday Highlights: Mark Hibben considers iMac Pro "a stopgap for pro users" who need something more such as the new Nvidia Titan V for machine-learning, AI development; HuffPo UK highlights steep entry price of iMac Pro, with some models being more expensive than a new car; but reviewers are impressed with new models despite them being non-upgradable; writing for The Week, Navneet Alang questions Apple's focus given their slip-ups which makes answering "what product should I buy? ... much more complicated"; India raising import tax on cellphones, seen as move aimed at hurting Apple; woman in China receives refund for iPhone X after Face ID allowed her collegue to unlock it; Apple is working on new Mac Pro update; WSJ editorial board writes anti-Net Neutrality OpEd, while many states enter fight to reinstate the rules.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Shares Hit All-Time Closing High as Investors Await Next iPhone: High hopes for the 10th-anniversary iPhone help propel Apple shares above their record closing level early Monday"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Apple closes at record high for first time since 2015"  Reuters 3:30 PM
  • "Apple valued at $700bn as shares close at record high" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:25 PM
  • "Apple tops all-time closing high after UBS says it's undervalued" Business Insider 10:38 AM
  • "Analyst Report: Why the Mac is infiltrating the enterprise"  Gigaom 7:10 AM
  • "Augmented Reality Could Be The Next Big Thing (Like The Smartphone) Says Tim Cook" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Augmented reality is the future, and fake news is ruining everything/Apple's CEO speaks out about the biggest issues facing the tech industry and the world." Macworld 12:36 PM
  • "Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice"  AppleInsider 6:56 AM
  • "Australian Banks Tell Apple – It's Not About Your Fees, It's About Access to NFC"  Business Wire 8:25 AM
  • "The Surprising Genius Of Apple's Dorkiest Idea: Former Disney imagineer Tony Christopher speaks with Co.Design about designing Apple's cybercafe—and shares exclusive images."  Fast Company Design 1:28 PM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "About the security content of GarageBand 10.1.6" Apple Support 4:05 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Keep a Mac Efficient and Well Maintained—Part 1" Envato Tuts+ 12:15 PM
  • "How to install the Homebrew package manager for macOS with one command: With the easy-to-install Homebrew package manager for Mac, users can reap the benefits of using specialized open-source software in production--no coding skills necessary." TechRepublic 11:17 AM
  • "Transport the cursor to the center of frontmost window" The Robservatory 3:10 PM
  • "How to restore your photos using iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "macOS: View and Grab GIF Frames with the Preview App" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "400 TV Channels On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:38 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Does Apple Not Know the Difference Between Bit Rate and Sample Rate?" Kirkville 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Releases Another Update to GarageBand (10.1.6)" eXtensions 8:29 PM
  • "VR Desktop for Mac brings macOS to Oculus Rift and soon other VR headsets" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 2017 World's Most Innovative Companies" [Apple #4] Fast Company 8:27 AM
  • "Here's how to watch Recode's interview with Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue live: Cue will be interviewed live onstage at Code Media by Peter Kafka." Recode 7:05 AM
  • "Apple CFO Luca Maestri set to speak at Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference tomorrow" 9to5Mac 9:26 PM
  • "Apple has joined Wireless Power Consortium" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Listed as Member of Wireless Power Consortium Behind 'Qi' Standard Ahead of iPhone 8" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Joins Wireless Industry Group. Has it Shared Technologies, too?" Apple Must 10:32 AM
  • "Target denies reports of imminent Apple Pay addition to retail stores" AppleInsider 10:38 AM
  • "Target says it has no plans to support Apple Pay in stores" Cult of Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Apple released first trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' series during the Grammys" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Named as Contributing Sponsor for Information and Security Conference 'BSides'" MacRumors 7:39 AM
  • "Latest Apple ads showcase composition, focus features in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait photos" AppleInsider 3:10 PM
  • "Apple Shares Two New Ads Highlighting Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus" MacRumors 3:12 PM
  • "Apple Posts New iPhone 7 Plus Commercials to Highlight Portrait Camera" The Mac Observer 5:42 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac mania sweeps magazine racks" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon offers unlimited data and won't throttle video (unlike T-Mobile)" Ars Technica 10:32 AM
  • "Water-based battery could offer decade-long power: Days of fire-prone lithium-ion batteries could be numbered" V3 7:06 AM
  • "New dating app ditches swiping, requires phone call to connect" CNNMoney 7:05 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Astrophysicist Dr. Christine Corbett Moran" The Mac Observer 2:42 PM
  • "The State of Apple Pay -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-13" The Mac Observer 1:25 PM
  • "Apple Talk 23: Apple TV, with Jason Snell" iMore 7:05 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple suspends sales of its new LG 5K monitor due to hardware issues"  Business Insider 10:37 AM
  • "That Apple MacBook-friendly LG 5K display is on back order: The impressive-sounding LG UltraFine 5K display that was built with Apple's MacBooks in mind is technically on sale, but delayed for a few weeks." CNET 3:11 PM
  • "Samsung Display rises as major supplier for Apple: Samsung Display has received a display panel order from Apple for an additional 5 trillion won ($4.35 billion) in organic light-emitting diodes. Totaling 13 trillion won so far, Samsung Display has proved a major supplier for Apple's upcoming iPhone models, sources said Monday." The Korea Herald 4:05 PM
  • "Samsung Display becomes chief OLED screen supplier for Apple's new iPhones" Pulse 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung wins new W5tr OLED supply deal with Apple: report" The Investor 10:31 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung allegedly forge $4.3 billion deal for 5-inch iPhone OLED screens" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "Apple reportedly orders 160 million OLED panels for iPhone 8 from Samsung Display" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Apple pens deal that will see Samsung make 160M OLED screens for iPhone 8" The Next Web 10:32 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 will squeeze a Plus-sized battery into a smaller form factor" iDownload Blog 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' to boast larger Plus-sized battery in form factor similar to 4.7' iPhone 7" AppleInsider 10:38 AM
  • "Apple Submits Third Model of Mystery 'Wireless Device' With Bluetooth and NFC to FCC" MacRumors 6:56 AM
  • "Mystery wireless Apple device goes through FCC testing for a third time" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Matte-black iPhone 7 paint problems? If its finish is flaking off, you're not alone" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "No need to wait for the iPhone 8: You can have wireless iPhone charging today" ZDNet 8:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Top BeatsX features: A hands-on look at the highly anticipated W1-powered earphones [Video] 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "LG Watch Sport vs Apple Watch Series 2" New Atlas 6:48 AM
  • "Bose QuietControl 30 review: Nearly perfect noise-canceling earphones" TechHive 6:56 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with CarPlay in iOS 10.3 beta: Music improvements and new app shortcuts [Video] 9to5Mac 1:31 PM
  • "'Malevolent Machines' Review - Quirky, Flawed, and Fun" Touch Arcade 2:50 PM
  • "'OK Golf' Review - Exactly What it Says on the Tin Cup" Touch Arcade 12:15 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 12:36 PM
Tips
  • "Make Your iPhone Night Photography Stellar With These Tips" The Mac Observer 5:42 PM
  • "Using my iPhone and iPad to plan my travelling." PalmAddict 12:11 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone owners can now cheat on Apple with an Android smartwatch" CNET 3:55 PM
  • "Let iPad be iPad: Why making it a traditional computer isn't the answer" iMore 11:23 AM
  • "Comment: Unless Apple pulls a rabbit from the hat, inductive wireless charging is too little too late" 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "The iPad As The iPhone's Screen" Mac360 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's future depends on a $1,000 iPhone 8+ smartphone" Computerworld 8:24 AM
  • "Better Security Makes iPhone Less Secure" NoodleMac 7:55 AM
  • "Dear Mr. Cook, the Political Left is Killing our Minds, Please Create an App for That" Patently Apple 7:36 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: Higher power output turned my Mac into a charging hub for my holiday" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "I still want an Apple Thunderbolt Display with a built-in GPU" Apple World Today 7:06 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Comparing Verizon's unlimited plan -- and the catch" CNET 3:55 PM
  • "Influential is using AI to make an influence marketer stock market" VentureBeat 12:21 PM
  • "To Google And Samsung: 'Steal Better" Mac360 8:09 AM
  • "How 'You've Got Mail' predicted the worst of the internet" CNET 7:39 AM
  • "How to Raise Responsible Digital Kids" PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "Self-Driving Cars Won't Just Watch the World—They'll Watch You" Wired 7:14 AM
  • "Twitter is worth less than its Chinese clone. Again" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Does your right to keep (digital) secrets weigh up against any crime?" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Verizon's new $80 unlimited plan is slightly more expensive than Sprint's $18 unlimited plan" BGR 7:05 AM
  • "Snapchat Spectacles and Making Memories" Tech.pinions 6:59 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Detroit/Windsor area" AppleInsider 12:22 PM
  • "Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium/Qi, lending weight to rumor of wireless charging for iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Fast Company Announces the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Google Maps iOS app now allows you to create & share places you want to visit [Video] 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android Devices, And Windows Tablets" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "Accessories for the iPhone Photographer" AppAdvice 7:06 AM
  • "Sonos' latest ad is a super yuppie version of Apple's classic 1984 commercial" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "5 quirky dating apps to try this Valentine's Day" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "Spotted Places releases with a more social and visual way to travel" prMac 6:55 AM
  • "Smile Exercise for iOS - A New App to Workout Your Smiles" prMac 6:55 AM
  • "VRHopShop for iOS Makes Authoring VR Experiences from 360 Photos Easy" prMac 6:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle vs Google: Just as you thought Java-Android row was over, it all kicks off again/Oracle won't let go of its battle with Google over Android and Java." ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Oracle Opts to Continue Legal Battle Over Android" Investopedia 3:11 PM
  • "Oracle launches apps to surface predictions and insights from IoT sensor data" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform: IBM's Watson has ingested more than 1 million security documents and been tested by about 40 customers in a bid to make the cognitive technology a sidekick to cybersecurity analysts." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "IBM uses Watson to fill cybersecurity gaps: IBM's new Watson for Cyber Security, unveiled at RSA, can tap into more than 1 million security documents to help cybersecurity professionals more easily identify and mitigate potential threats." TechRepublic 12:15 PM
  • "IBM Watson now available for security operations centres" IANS 7:09 AM
  • "IBM to use Jeopardy! winning machine Watson to fight cyber attacks" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Tony Stark Has Jarvis. And Now IBM Has Havyn" Wired 7:14 AM
  • "2009 IBM: Teleworking will save the World! 2017 IBM: Get back to the office or else" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty staff email addresses Trump immigration order, council participation" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "IBM CEO Says the Company 'Does Not Have Politics' While Continuing to Collaborate With the Trump Regime" Gizmodo 10:31 AM
  • "Intel, McAfee dispute heads for settlement talks: Security expert John McAfee claims he did not assign rights to his personal name" IDG News Service 7:15 AM
  • "Intel will release 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips this year—still at 14nm" Ars Technica 8:16 AM
  • "Intel Announces the Xeon E7-8894 v4 CPU: 24 Cores at 2.4 GHz for $8898" AnandTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Core vPro – Upgrade to 4 GHz Business Class" DailyTech 7:00 AM
  • "Cisco chairman backs drone security startup in $15m Series B round" ZDNet 9:25 PM
  • "Tech industry shows little progress on racial diversity" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "'First Time I Felt' Apple Could Have Something Surprising: More Squawk From Jim Cramer" TheStreet 10:38 AM
  • "Pullback Ahead for Apple: Apple reached a major resistance area last week." TheStreet 7:45 AM
  • "TSMC subscribes to Apple bonds" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks carve out new records for a third session in a row: Apple closes at record high" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Score New Records for Third Straight Day: The good vibes that carried Wall Street to new records last week lingered on into Monday's session." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P Tops $20T as Stocks Hit Fresh Records and Trump Trade Rolls On" FOXBusiness 11:44 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Continue Record Run: Broad gains sent the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite to new highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets gain after reassuring words from Trump: Nikkei rises despite weak GDP report" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European stocks head for highest level since 2015 after Trump's Japan meeting: Negotiations over Greece's bailout stall" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

 
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