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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, February 20, 2017


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Monday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reveals Apple's secret development of screens, the news putting major dent in current suppliers like Samsung—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; another analyst throws cold water on iPhone X sales, calls them "flagging" due to high price tag; Apple has a third campus in California, Dan Dilger with the details; connectivity issues with BT accessories on your Mac? MacRumors says reset the Bluetooth module; Shinjuku Apple Store (Tokyo) opens for business in April; Facebook plummets following on election data mining bombshell—more on our sister site, TechNN; Vlad Savov reviews AirPods from audiophile perspective; latest iPhone X TV ad features iOS 11 bug.

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  • "Apple claims Brussels breached its fundamental rights in tax case"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "The case against the EU 'state aid' case against Apple: 13 billion euros out of thin air"  Foss Patents 6:47 AM
  • "Apple's files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict" AppleInsider 5:05 PM
  • "Apple is restructuring the way it works with its lead advertising agency" Business Insider 6:51 AM
  • "Apple reportedly acquired an Israeli startup that uses facial recognition to unlock your phone"  Business Insider 6:41 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly bought the Israeli tech firm RealFace" Mashable 6:46 AM
  • "Expiring Developer Certificates Causing Some Mac Apps to Refuse to Launch"  MacRumors 6:32 AM
  • "1Password & other Mac apps failing to launch due to expired Apple developer certificates" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Expiring Developer Certificates Preventing Some Mac Apps from Launching" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now available" AppleInsider 3:33 PM
  • "Here's Why Chrome Browsers May Be Behaving Oddly With Flash" Forbes 11:54 AM
  • "What happens to facial recognition and other information when copying a Photos library to a new Mac: You can maintain your data if you use Apple's Migration Assistant." Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "How to use the zip and bzip2 macOS file compression commands: A variety of Mac applications compress files, but two simple commands native to macOS fulfill the same functionality--often more quickly and for less expense." TechRepublic 7:21 AM
  • "macOS Sierra: Delete And Reinstall 1Password To Refresh Certificate" The Mac Observer 3:33 PM
  • "How to Make Your Mac Chime Like an iPhone" Apple Must 9:05 AM
  • "How to disable word predictions on the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "How to Get a Hardware Escape Key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "How To Clear The Cache For A Particular Website [Chrome] AddictiveTips 10:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "See how Alexa compares to Siri with Reverb" iDownload Blog 3:31 PM
  • "Graphic Node Launches Universal Kit Mill - Templates for Adobe Photoshop" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Hyperbolic Software releases DupeZap 4 - A Moder Duplicate Finder" prMac 9:19 AM
  • "Peninsula Group Launches Drivers to Solve Label Printing Nightmare on Apple Mac Computers" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Power Manager 4.6 - Automation and Energy Saving Software for Mac" DssW 8:09 AM
  • "This Chrome extension blocks audio and video autoplay from Facebook" The Next Web 7:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple goes for Microsoft's jugular with new iPad Pro campaign"  The Inquirer 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Comes Fifth, Amazon Ranked Top, in Company Reputation Poll" MacRumors 6:40 AM
  • "Report: Apple shifting its ad focus to regional & digital efforts rather than global campaigns" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Apple shifting towards regionally-focused digital and social media campaigns" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Pay comes to new Australian banks as Apple's website again hints at Germany & Italy launch" 9to5Mac 5:53 PM
  • "Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support pages ahead of rumored launch" AppleInsider 6:00 PM
  • "Apple debuts first TV show 'Planet of the Apps'" netimperative 8:33 AM
  • "Dressing For Success: From Charles VIII To Steve Jobs" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPod mini is 'world's smallest music player'" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2017" TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "How hackers could use doll to open your front door" BBC 10:35 AM
  • "Warning on used cars failing to forget old owners: Car management apps can stay linked to owners' phones even after the vehicle is sold to someone else, a computer security researcher has warned."  BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Disney creates prototype living room with ubiquitous wireless power delivery" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Hey Alexa, does this look infected?" TechCrunch 7:04 AM
  • "China's latest robocops can recognise faces and detect fires" Mashable 6:45 AM
  • "Samsung US reputation ranking falls by 42 places" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Samsung's reputation suffers biggest drop in the United States" SamMobile 7:22 AM
  • "Samsung's reputation drops to No. 49 in the US: survey" The Korea Herald 6:35 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Open Source Developer & Former Apple Manager Jordan Hubbard" The Mac Observer 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's Facial Recognition Plans, the AI Race -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-20" The Mac Observer 1:29 PM
  • "Apple Said to Debut New iPad Pro Lineup, 128GB iPhone SE, and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at March Event" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Second report of red iPhone 7, along with 128GB iPhone SE, at March iPad event" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to launch 'iPad Pro 2,' red iPhone 7, 128GB iPhone SE at March event" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's March Event: New iPad Pros, iPhone SE and Red iPhone 7 Claimed" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "Report: Apple is planning a top-to-bottom refresh for the iPad in March" Ars Technica 11:54 AM
  • "Apple's March iPad Pro Event Will Also Reportedly Highlight Red iPhone 7 And 128GB iPhone SE" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Apple will reportedly unveil new iPad Pros and a 128GB iPhone SE next┬ámonth" VentureBeat 6:21 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers" MacRumors 1:40 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Beta 3 of watchOS 3.2 Update to Developers" MacTrast 1:41 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2 beta 3 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 1:40 PM
  • "Apple Releases tvOS 10.2 Beta Three to Developers for Testing" MacTrast 1:41 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "Review: Sony's XAV-AX100 CarPlay receiver pairs tasteful design with a fair price at the expense of display tech" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "Apple iPad Air 2 review: still a great tablet" Expert Reviews 8:33 AM
  • "Smart Home Diary: My entire home is now HomeKit-enabled, but there are some irritations ..." 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Beats X review: Apple's neckbuds for the everyday" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Sony's XAV-AX100 CarPlay receiver pairs tasteful design with a fair price at the expense of display tech" 9to5Mac 3:43 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Dart-C: a compact 65W charger that works with the 2016 MacBook Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Distil Union's Wally Ether wallet case provides credit card storage on a budget" iDownload Blog 7:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS App: Jollyturns tracks your day on the mountain" The Robservatory 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Word Flow Keyboard for iOS review: A FAR better typing experience on iPhone" Windows Central 8:33 AM
  • "Get Amazon's Alexa On Mac, iPhone, Or iPad" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "How to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone" Macworld UK 7:21 AM
  • "Want To Access Amazon Alexa On Your Mac, iPhone, Or iPad? Here's How" Tech Times 7:21 AM
  • "Automating the iPhone With Workflow I" Envato Tuts+ 6:48 AM
  • "Possible downgrade to iOS 10.2 from iOS 10.2.1 for some users" iDownload Blog 10:34 AM
  • "News Outlets Demand FBI Share the Price for Your Privacy" Apple Must 2:09 PM
  • "Apple may not be building Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival after all" iDownload Blog 10:38 AM
  • "This new iPhone 8 feature might end up blowing our minds" BGR 8:43 AM
  • "Coming To iPhone: Human Recognition" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Apple And Facebook Are Addictions" NoodleMac 8:17 AM
  • "Home Tech: 'And The Winners Are?" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "The Ultimate Cable TV Cord Cutting Is Not Really Cord Cutting At All*" BohemianBoomer 8:05 AM
  • "Unlock iPhone's FM Radio" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Buys RealFace, but that Doesn't Mean We're Unlocking iPhones with Our Face Yet" The Mac Observer 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Needs To Be Perfect" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "Why Apple's making more ads like this (Video)" Apple 3.0 6:48 AM
  • "How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news" Monday Note 5:12 PM
  • "The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache: But raver kids will enjoy this twist on the classic memory game." Engadget 4:02 PM
  • "How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news" Monday Note 4:02 PM
  • "Alienware's 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops" TechCrunch 1:55 PM
  • "The implications of the end of net neutrality" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "Stop The Hype - Microsoft And Magic Leap Are Creating Their Own Disasters" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "5 Reasons to Buy Your Next Laptop Online, Not in a Store" LAPTOP Magazine 8:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Game of Thrones 'A Dance with Dragons' iBooks Enhanced Edition on Preorder" The Mac Observer 6:52 PM
  • "Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads focusing on iPhone 7 low-light photography" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Apple Shares Four New 'One Night on iPhone 7' Ads Shot in New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tokyo" MacRumors 6:21 PM
  • "Innovative App Sends Hands-Free Eta Updates, Improves Safety & Communication" Incoming App 5:42 PM
  • "AOG Expands Its Line of Gaming Monitors With New 27-Inch and 31.5-Inch Models" Digital Trends 2:11 PM
  • "WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted Snapchat Stories-like feature" 9to5Mac 11:54 AM
  • "Alto's Odyssey is coming this summer, catch the first glimpse of gameplay here [Video] 9to5Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Alto's Odyssey Trailer and Release Date Announced" MacStories 11:54 AM
  • "KSI-1802R SX Disinfect-able Keyboard With WaveID, Biometric Security, and Infection Control At HIMSS 2017" MacPrices 10:07 AM
  • "Global Home Entertainment Devices Market 2017-2022 Featuring Samsung, LG, Apple, Bose & Sony - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:31 AM
  • "QuickerTek Announces Apple AC Time Capsule Highest Performance Upgrade" prMac 11:54 AM
  • "Drawizard - A unique gesture based gameplay for your mobile device" prMac 6:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella is counting on culture shock to drive growth" USA Today 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Nadella says Microsoft must display 'enduring values'" USA Today 8:36 AM
  • "EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Second Windows 10 Update Coming This Year" Thurrott 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft nabs Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart for Azure as cloud wars heat up" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "Flipkart, Microsoft forge strategic cloud partnership to expand e-commerce in India" The Indian Express 8:43 AM
  • "Google and Microsoft will soon prevent pirate websites from popping up in search" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Google & Microsoft sign pact to clamp down on illegally-streamed sports" RT 8:54 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Other Search Engines Sign Anti-Piracy Deal" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Google and Microsoft will downgrade piracy sites in search results" V3 8:36 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft Agree To Music And Movie Piracy Crackdown" Silicon 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft And Google Sign UK Pact To Bury Search Results For Pirated Content" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft Might Not Update HoloLens Hardware Until 2019" Upload VR 5:15 PM
  • "Microsoft now has 34 Azure regions worldwide, with two Korean additions" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Azure at new Korean data centers, continuing global expansion" GeekWire 9:10 PM
  • "International Business Machines Up 8.3% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" Nasdaq 8:00 AM
  • "IBM researchers train Watson to identify eye abnormalities" ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "Watson-based cancer project paused after running aground" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "IBM and Visa want every internet-connected device a point of sale" ITProPortal 8:02 AM
  • "IBM and Visa want your IoT devices to double as point of sale terminals" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "FET ties up with IBM to promote SAP HANA business solutions" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "IBM sees Watson as a primary care provider's assistant" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "What you missed in tech last week: Munich dumps Linux, Intel sticks to 14nm" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "Synology denies abnormal Atom C2000 failure rates" bit-tech 7:53 AM
  • "Synology On Intel Atom C2000 Issues Calls it Rare" Guru3D 7:51 AM
  • "Intel to launch an Atom, Xeon-D, XMM7560 LTE and more" SemiAccurate 7:29 PM
  • "Huge leak reveals lineup of AMD Ryzen-compatible motherboards" TechRadar UK 7:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Processors Get First Pictures – Final Heat Spreader Design Shown" WCCFTech 7:48 AM
  • "Trays Of AMD Ryzen Processors Break Cover In Final Production Form" HotHardware 7:53 PM
  • "Biostar lists five Racing Series AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards" Hexus 7:48 AM
  • "Emerging Technologies Fill Oracle's Smart UX Toolbox" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Did Cisco Beat Analysts' Estimates in Fiscal 2Q17?" Market Realist 2:11 PM
  • "Cisco Tetration Analytics secures business applications and delivers new deployment options" Al Bawaba 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Rises as Pressure Mounts to Find Growth" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Foxconn Shares Riding High on Strong iPhone 8 Expectations" MacRumors 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks poised to resume record run after the holiday: Kraft-Heinz, Unilever, Wal-Mart, Home Depot among stocks to watch" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Stocks Gain Ground Despite European Political Concerns: Banks, insurers and basic-resources sector lead shares higher amid French bond selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 8:39 AM
  • "China, Hong Kong stocks get off to fast start on slow trading day: Nikkei sluggish; little movement expected with U.S. markets closed" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "European stocks step higher, led by RBS, Rolls-Royce: Furniture seller Steinhoff International also a big winner" MarketWatch 8:38 AM

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