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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, February 16, 2017
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces new campus to be called Apple Park, theater will named for Steve Jobs, site open for employees in April—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Jared Newman thinks there's still hope for Apple TV to be "a complete cord-cutting solution" in which Apple offers channel bundle solutions; Tim Bajarin ponders whether or not Apple has "delivered Steve Jobs' vision of disrupting TV"; Macworld tutorial on ripping your DVDs with Handbrake; Joanna Stern at WSJ explains reasons our digital assistants are "overwhelmingly female instead of male"; secret no more, Apple's Siri lab across the pond in Cambridge; almost 80% of active iOS devices said to be running iOS 10; Samsung refutes reports, not actually launching refurb'd Galaxy Note 7 devices; ZDNet's Jason Perlow says "iOS's integration with 3rd-party cloud services stinks".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Vowed To Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look at Why It Hasn't: The company is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K. It may not be enough to take on Amazon and Roku."  Bloomberg 6:57 AM
  • "Why Hasn't Apple Revolutionized TV Yet? [Video] Bloomberg 3:19 PM
  • "Apple Testing 4K-Capable Fifth-Generation Apple TV For Possible Release This Year" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "Fifth generation of Apple TV bringing 4K compatibility, little else - report" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's stalled talks with Ron Howard flag content confusion"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Apple considered buying Ron Howard's production company" Cult of Mac 9:38 AM
  • "Apple halts talks with Imagine Entertainment: According to the Financial Times, Apple was discussing large content deals with Ron Howard's production studio, but those talks 'fizzled.'" CNET 10:28 AM
OS X
News
  • "WWDC, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, returns to San Jose June 5-9, 2017" ["The McEnery Convention Center will be the hub for thousands of attendees with great hotel, restaurant and entertainment options, all within walking distance. In addition to the keynote address, get-togethers, sessions and labs for developers, Apple is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to celebrate the return of WWDC with very special experiences around San Jose throughout the week."] Apple 8:12 AM
  • "WWDC, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, returns to San Jose June 5-9, 2017" Business Wire 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Moves WWDC Back to San Jose" ["I had the chance to speak with Phil Schiller about this yesterday. The call was scheduled a few days in advance, but as usual with Apple, I didn't know the topic. I spent the intervening days trying to guess. Moving WWDC back to San Jose truly didn't even enter my mind. But now that I've had a day to think about it, I can see the logic."] Daring Fireball 8:15 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 kicks off June 5 — in San Jose!" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's WWDC is moving to San Jose" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Reveals June 5 WWDC 2017, Keynote Access Scarcer" Apple Must 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's WWDC 2017 art borrows design concept from 2010 Spanish film festival [u] AppleInsider 10:28 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to Recover a Lost QuickTime Recording on Mac" OS X Daily 2:46 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Pogue's Basics: Bring back Photoshop's New Document box" Yahoo! News 9:28 PM
  • "Infuse 5 review: Slick jack-of-all-trades for iOS, Apple TV media playback/Play nearly any video file without conversion and stream content stored on cloud services or networked storage complete with subtitles, AirPlay, and Google Cast support." Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "How to Figure Out What's Slowing Your Computer Down" Gizmodo 9:11 AM
  • "How to Close Other Tabs in Safari on Mac" OS X Daily 3:31 PM
  • "How to restore your Mac from a backup" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "How to back up your contacts on Mac" iMore 7:08 AM
  • "How to restore legacy QuickTime 7 web plug-ins on Mac" iMore 2:47 PM
  • "Sharing Screenshots and Pictures With Imgur" MacMost 1:20 PM
  • "Need to convert streaming audio/video for personal use? Say hi to Jaksta" Apple World Today 7:09 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Chrome and Firefox increase their password warnings, but Safari lags behind: Apple isn't offering as much explicit advice in Safari as Google and Mozilla now provide."  Macworld 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacBook Pro Touch Bar support now available for Office 2016 for Mac" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Touch Bar Support in Microsoft Office for Mac Rolls Out to All Users" MacRumors 12:31 PM
  • "Kyno Updated to 1.2 with more Final Cut Pro X Integration" fcp.co 7:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "99.6 percent of new smartphones run Android or iOS: While BlackBerry's market share is a rounding error" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Gartner: In 2016, Android and iPhone Killed Off All Smartphone Competition" Thurrott 7:19 AM
  • "World's Most Admired Companies" [Apple #1] Fortune 9:08 AM
  • "Apple tops Fortune's most admired companies as Samsung drops out of top 50" 9to5Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's George St store evacuated" CRN 9:35 PM
  • "Patent troll that sued over Apple Watch and 80 other fitness products meets its match/CEO defends patent lawsuits: 'We will slingshot our IP at all the offenders.'" Ars Technica 10:55 AM
  • "Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Latest 'Billboard' magazine cover was shot with iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "FCC Chairman Encourages Activation of the FM Radio Chip Built Into Your iPhone" MacRumors 1:26 PM
  • "Apple airs two new ads showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus" AppleInsider 2:46 PM
  • "Apple shows how to shoot perfect profile pictures on iPhone 7 Plus" Cult of Mac 2:46 PM
  • "A Few of My Favorite Apple Displays" MacStories 12:32 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Pismo PowerBook is a multimedia powerhouse" Cult of Mac 9:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Universal Music Group inks deal to sell music and tickets on retail chatbot service ReplyYes" GeekWire 5:00 PM
  • "Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "Google opens massive virtual collection of US presidential history" Engadget 2:46 PM
  • "Trump's FCC chief wants it to be easier to listen to free FM radio on your smartphone: But he doesn't think the government should mandate it." Recode 1:26 PM
  • "Sprint follows Verizon and T-Mobile in offering better unlimited data plans: Five lines for $90 per month until March 31st, 2018" The Verge 10:28 AM
  • "The New X-Plane Flight Sim Is So Ridiculously Detailed, It Even Has Catering Trucks" Wired 9:09 AM
  • "Yahoo Warns Users of Third Data Breach As Verizon Closes in on Revised Deal" MacRumors 7:00 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "4K Apple TV, WWDC 2017 -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-16" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "Rebound 124: I Think We're Doing It Wrong" Six Colors 10:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 Expected to Have 3D Facial Recognition Instead of Touch ID" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "Apple may replace Touch ID with 3D face scanning on the next iPhone" The Verge 3:37 PM
  • "New 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' to Feature 5.15-inch Display Region With 'Function Area' Below [Report] iClarified 7:08 AM
  • "Analyst rumor: iPhone 8 'function area' to replace home button" Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 to boost Retina resolution to 2436×1125 at 521 PPI" iDownload Blog 11:06 AM
  • "How iPhone 8's rumored biometric facial scanning could supplant Touch ID" iDownload Blog 2:47 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
  • "Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks" AppleInsider 6:52 AM
  • "Apple invents new 'Shear Force' Sensors Designed to work with Future Devices of any Shape" Patently Apple 12:32 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Beats X review: Why Apple's Beats X wireless headphones beat AirPods" Cult of Mac 2:46 PM
  • "Review: The Soundcast VG1 packs a lot of punch into a compact, waterproof speaker" 9to5Mac 9:11 AM
  • "Hands-on: Twelve South BookArc with the 2016 MacBook Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 12:33 PM
  • "iDevices Smart Home Essentials Kit" PC Magazine 8:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad Diaries: Advanced File Management and Research with DEVONthink" MacStories 10:55 AM
  • "Take to the Course with OK Golf" MacStories 2:47 PM
  • "fire + rain Review: The Prettiest Weather App for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6:43 AM
  • "'Fairy Elements' Review - I'm Just Here for the Band" Touch Arcade 2:47 PM
  • "'Missileman' Review - Sky Rockets in Flight, Afternoon Delight" Touch Arcade 12:32 PM
  • "'Causality' Review - Destroying Your Brain and The Space-Time Continuum" Touch Arcade 10:54 AM
  • "'Slayaway Camp' Review - A Killer Puzzler" Touch Arcade 10:28 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 10: How to Make Home Button Touch ID Work Like it Used to" The Mac Observer 4:52 PM
  • "The Ultimate Cable Television Cord Cutting Solution for Apple TV" AppAdvice 1:25 PM
  • "How to Define and Translate Words on iPhone and iPad – No App Needed" AppAdvice 11:06 AM
  • "How to view Apple Music lyrics on a Mac, iOS device. Apple TV" Apple World Today 7:09 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "A 4K/UHD Apple TV is Finally in the Works. Now We Know the Story" The Mac Observer 5:48 PM
  • "New McDonald's Ad Pokes Fun At Apple to Promote 'Straw'" The Mac Observer 4:24 PM
  • "iPhone 8 and 3D: It's About Facial Recognition, not AR" The Mac Observer 4:24 PM
  • "Why Apple buying Netflix is a f...ing stupid idea" Apple 3.0 1:26 PM
  • "If you have an iPhone 7, you got the wrong iPhone" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's Competition: None? Or, Everyone?" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "On Apple And Amazon And Numbers" PixoBebo 8:23 AM
  • "What Apple TV Needs" McSolo 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's war against you repairing your iPhone is pure corporate greed" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "Right-to-Repair is ridiculous" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "Do You Have A 'Right To Repair?" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Why a WWDC 2017 reveal for iPhone 8 is possible"  Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly launch an unambitious 4K Apple TV" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Imagining the next 9 iOS devices: iOS isn't just for phones and tablets. Soon it'll be everywhere from your watch to your keyboard to AR glasses and a car." Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "Amazing about-face: From fanboy to hater in 3 months"  Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "AirPods vs. BeatsX: Which W1-Enabled Wireless Headphones Should You Buy?" iPhone Hacks 6:47 AM
Non-Apple
  • "No fracking way! Fukishima is worse than ever" I, Cringely 7:10 PM
  • "Behind the Scenes of Mark Zuckerberg's Manifesto: Humanity is in trouble. Facebook's CEO explains how he plans to fix it." Backchannel 4:28 PM
  • "Cory Doctorow's Walkaway Believes Technology Can Save Us from Ourselves" Digital Trends 2:46 PM
  • "I don't need Dropbox anymore, and it's all Google's fault" The Verge 7:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This month's Billboard Magazine cover was shot with an iPhone 7 Plus and Portrait Mode" 9to5Mac 9:34 PM
  • "Pokémon Go servers down! Here's why you're getting 'Failed to Log In' right now!" iMore 6:40 PM
  • "InTouch Health® Greatly Expands Product Offerings Enabling Connection of Physicians to Patients at" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "Audiobooks.com becomes the first premium audiobook service to offer full Apple Watch and Android" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "Manchester United Launches MUTV Subscription Based App in 165 Countries" Business Wire 8:13 AM
  • "Now Facebook allows you to find and apply for jobs in iOS app & on web" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "New Apple Technical Certification: Proactive Support Professional" prMac 12:33 PM
  • "Full Fat releases Blocky Snowboarding v1.0 for iOS - Hit the Slopes" prMac 6:58 AM
  • "Type Nine Keyboard 2.0 for iOS - World's First t9 Keypad with Swiping" prMac 6:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft delays its Patch Tuesday by a month in unprecedented move" The Verge 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit: Move follows Apple and Sonos rises, with cost of Surface and Surface Book computers increasing by 15%" The Guardian 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft hikes prices by up to 15% after Brexit vote" The Scotsman 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft raises prices by up to 15 per cent in wake of Brexit vote: MICROSOFT has raised prices on a raft of products including laptops and tablets by as much as 15 per cent in direct response to the collapse in the pound following." Express UK 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'big bet factory' has a new mission: hacking human health" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Takes Another Crack at Health Care, This Time With Cloud, AI and Chatbots: New unit will partner with the industry, rather than compete" Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and partners focus on transforming healthcare with use of cloud, AI" Neowin 7:19 PM
  • "Microsoft to Apply AI, Cloud Innovations to Health Care IT Push" eWeek 8:07 PM
  • "Microsoft wants biz users to join Windows 10 beta-testing initiative: Windows Insider Program for Business seeks feedback from IT professionals" The Inquirer 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues First Skype Preview Build on Android" Thurrott 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Indian automotive giant Tata 'to redefine connected driving'" Neowin 2:34 PM
  • "Dell Canvas is 'coming soon'" Hexus 6:44 AM
  • "HPE Unveils 'Futureproof' 3PAR Storage Operating System" eWeek 9:26 PM
  • "IBM Rometty's Trump Connection Puts Some Revenue at Risk" 24/7 Wall St. 7:05 AM
  • "IBM enhances PartnerWorld Program for channel vendors" Channel Pro 7:06 AM
  • "IBM links with Indiegogo, Visa, Bosch and more in $3B IoT push" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Motherboard Roundup – Asus, Gigabyte, MSI & Biostar" WCCFTech 6:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Die Shot, Cache Structure And Architecture Advantages Exposed At ISSCC" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "GPU cycles getting back to normal" Fudzilla 6:47 AM
  • "Cisco Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend 12% to $0.29" The Financial 6:48 AM
  • "Cisco as a service: Subscription focus helps stock turn around after earnings" MarketWatch 6:48 AM
  • "Cisco's Q2 highlights enterprise tech shifts: Here are six takeaways" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Oracle's ongoing war with Google could bring the software industry to its knees: Firm must not prevail in highly irresponsible Android source code battle" The Inquirer 4:52 PM
  • "Oracle executives claim more comprehensive reach for cloud business" ComputerWeekly 7:19 AM
  • "New ORACLE TEAM USA Boat An Engineering Marvel, Data Machine" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Europe's Tech Sector Shrugs Off Regional Uncertainty" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:30 AM
  • "Lenovo targets profitable mobile division by year-end after third-quarter earnings drop" Reuters 12:20 PM
  • "Gartner: In 2016, Android and iPhone Killed Off All Smartphone Competition" Thurrott 10:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Warning for Silicon Valley startups in the era of 'Hyperscale' tech companies" ZDNet 9:35 PM
Industry News
  • "Record Run Comes to a Close as S&P 500, Nasdaq Decline; Dow Scores Small Gain: Wall Street's longest winning streak in a quarter century comes to a close on Thursday as investors take a breather after five days of records." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Wall St Record Rally Wobbles as Banks, Energy Stocks Weigh" FOXBusiness 12:18 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,814.90 down -4.54 points" Nasdaq 4:05 PM
  • "Dow hits new high; Nasdaq, S&P 500 snap win streak" USA Today 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stock Rally Stalls After Record Streak: Dow industrials edge higher to new high, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq slip" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Bitcoin price rises as third Chinese exchange halts withdrawals" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "European stocks on pace to snap 7-day winning streak as Nestlé, banks fall" MarketWatch 6:56 AM

 
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