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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
 

 

 
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Wednesday Highlights: Apple's search for new campus quite a contrast to Amazon; class-action lawsuit number two arises against Apple over butterfly switch MacBook keyboards; Christina Bonnington on developers call for Apple to allow free app trials on iOS; Craig Federighi tells MacRumors AFPS support for Fusion Drives will be addressed "very soon"; livestream of WWDC 2018 not limited to Safari, Chrome and Firefox allowed to stream now; here are 24 helpful keyboard shortcuts for Mac users; admission from FBI that bureau over-inflated "encrypted phones linked to crimes" by thousands; Nikkei corrects article that Foxconn cuts investment in Wisconsin plant, original $10 billion in-tact; 7nm A12 iPhone chips now in production claims Bloomberg; Apple's new privacy portal allows users to download all info company has on them, here's how to use it.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "U.S. appeals court tosses patent verdict against Apple: A federal appeals court has thrown out a jury verdict that had originally required Apple Inc to pay $533 million to Smartflash LLC, a technology developer and licenser that claimed Apple's iTunes software infringed its data storage patents."  Reuters 3:14 PM
  • "Mossberg: The PC is being redefined/Keep your eye on the software — and on Apple"  The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "How Apple might Deliver AR on the iPhone"  Tech.pinions 7:06 AM
  • "BTIG analyst predicts significant growth for Apple in 2017/2018, possible new products" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
OS X
News
  • "Google Chrome users on Apple macOS get enhanced Safe Browsing protection" BetaNews 9:11 PM
  • "Oculus co-founder talks new Rift pricing, Touch adoption and possible Mac support" TechCrunch 3:22 PM
  • "Oculus Rift Support for Macs Not 'Currently on the Roadmap'" MacRumors 3:22 PM
  • "Oculus co-founder says Mac support isn't on the short-term roadmap, but doesn't rule it out" 9to5Mac 9:04 PM
  • "ESET software allows Mac remote code execution attacks" ZDNet 7:20 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to Use Activity Monitor to Troubleshoot Problems on a Mac" Intego 7:17 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to make a lasting copy of a Photos Library before cleaning it out: Want to save your library before starting fresh? Here are a few ways to do it." Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Editing an Epic Sizzle Reel with Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 7:37 AM
  • "Using Numbers Lookup With Date Ranges" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely" OS X Daily 3:30 PM
  • "Editing Documents on Both a PC and a Mac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:16 PM
Op/Ed
  • "How Apple's Macs Could Become Powerful Gaming Machines" Apple Must 1:58 PM
Press Releases
  • "Ultra-fast Redshift Render Comes to Houdini" Architosh 7:17 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from February 2017" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:03 AM
  • "Forklift 3.0 File Utility Makes Remote macOS File Management a Breeze" prMac 7:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPhone may be mature, but it's still bearing fruit" Associated Press 9:13 AM
  • "Target Returns iPhone SE Stock Ahead of Apple's Rumored March Event" MacRumors 9:07 AM
  • "Macs 'do more' than iPads says Apple's Tim Cook" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung phones, Apple's iPhones are 'overpriced', says top Huawei exec" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Apple expands mobile phone billing for App Store and other services to three more countries" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Nearly one year after launch, Apple Pay finds limited traction in China" TechCrunch 7:04 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macs gain access to Apple IIe OS" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Yahoo's head lawyer takes fall for hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer gets her pay docked: The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs at the top" Recode 5:02 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer is giving Yahoo employees her annual bonus to make up for massive hacks" The Verge 4:55 PM
  • "Twitter Beefs Up Anti-Abuse Tools To Ban Trolls And Curb Bullying" HotHardware 4:39 PM
  • "Rugged Phones: Not Just for Clumsy Consumers" PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "94-year-old inventor of li-ion battery unveils solid-state battery breakthrough for fast-charging, 3x energy capacity, and more" Electrek 11:15 AM
  • "Google Announces a Live TV Service" Thurrott 8:09 AM
  • "FCC halts internet privacy requirements" The Verge 3:15 PM
  • "The New FCC Chairman's Plan for Undermining Net Neutrality" Wired 7:40 AM
  • "Phone battery quick-charge breakthrough? Meizu says it's zero to full in 20 minutes" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Amazon quiet on big AWS outage, but an explanation could come soon" GeekWire 7:51 PM
  • "AWS S3 mega-outage causes mayhem across web: Outage shows perils of an IoT future" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Exclusive: This is the Galaxy S8"  BGR 10:33 AM
  • "Leaked render depicts nearly full-screen Galaxy S8 design with utterly minimal bezels" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
  • "This is the Samsung Galaxy S8" TechCrunch 7:04 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple Rumors and Manufacturing, Tim Cook's Pipeline, and $AAPL -ACM 400" The Mac Observer 8:10 PM
  • "Podcast 548: Ride the Lightning/Glenn and Susie unpack the latest iPhone 8 rumor, that Lightning might be replaced with USB-C." Macworld 3:22 PM
  • "Connected, Episode 131: The High School Reunion of Phones" MacStories 10:33 AM
  • "Working Smarter for Mac Users Preview with Bob 'Dr Mac' LeVitus -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-01" The Mac Observer 9:30 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Intel's 7560 Modem for iPhones May Come in 2018" PC Magazine 9:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:52 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:52 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The DISCO 2 is a decent, but not exceptional, portable, wireless speaker" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "A Curated Collection of the Best iPad Cases for Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro" AppAdvice 5:27 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Keep or Delete Review: Tinder-like Swiping for Tweets" MacStories 3:54 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to delete your Yahoo! data and shut down your account" iMore 7:54 PM
  • "How to Mark WhatsApp Chats as Unread or Read on iPhone" OS X Daily 3:55 PM
  • "How to catch Unknown in Pokémon Go" iMore 10:02 AM
Tips
  • "How to find and watch Facebook Live streaming video with your Apple TV" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "New Settings UI for Ethernet connectivity available in iOS 10.2 and above [Video] 9to5Mac 9:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The iPhone 8 might not be the only $1,000 smartphone this year" BGR 9:19 PM
  • "Now is the absolute worst time to buy an iPhone" Mashable 3:55 PM
  • "Sealed' Apple Notebooks Demand More Battery Stewardship Attention – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:57 PM
  • "iPhone's high failure rate makes Android more reliable" Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Feature Request: Add a bar tab/restaurant bill feature to Apple Pay, like this Mastercard one [Poll] 9to5Mac 9:07 AM
  • "Apple's Growing Need To Disrupt Something" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "iPad vs. Mac: 'It's Workflow" TeraTalks 8:16 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple, the headphone jack isn't going anywhere" Yahoo! Finance 7:34 AM
  • "Why can't preparing my Mac for sale be as easy as doing it with an iOS device?" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "The Cases for (and Against) Apple Adopting USB-C on Future iPhones" MacStories 3:56 PM
  • "USB-C Port, Curved Display Top Latest iPhone Rumor List" TechNewsWorld 3:54 PM
  • "Why would Apple switch iPhone 8 from Lightning to USB-C?" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "Should Apple dump Lightning from the iPhone 8? The cases for and against"  Macworld 7:03 AM
  • "Why Apple's corporate reputation is slipping" Apple 3.0 7:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Would Google Glass-style augmented reality work better on a smartwatch?" The Verge 3:55 PM
  • "Google's Chromebook Pixel ends up another F for Alphabet" AppleInsider 3:15 PM
  • "Hell Yeah It's OK to Confront the Butt-Dialers in Your Life" Wired 10:32 AM
  • "How I Stopped Trying to Upgrade My Life: In our upgrade-obsessed world, it's easy to conclude that happiness comes from new and shiny things. That's wrong." Backchannel 9:38 AM
  • "Sorry, But Amazon Isn't Actually Annihilating Retail Jobs" Wired 9:36 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch needs more software—so here come the (really good) indies" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch review: Come for Zelda, then wait for more games" CNET 9:14 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch: The Kotaku Review" Kotaku 9:08 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch review: Meet the Game Boy Entertainment System" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch review: pure potential" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch review: The most fascinating video game console in years" Telegraph 8:11 AM
  • "Review: The Switch Is the Nintendo System We've Been Waiting For" Time 8:11 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch: A big handheld, an underpowered console, and how I want to play games" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Review: The Nintendo Switch" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch review: A welcome return to form" BGR 8:09 AM
  • "Is That Teddy Bear Spying On You?" NoodleMac 8:05 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on: a good tablet you'll end up forgetting about [Gallery] 9to5Google 7:37 AM
  • "The day Amazon S3 storage stood still" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • "Is Mark Zuckerberg becoming the Most Powerful Man in the World?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:06 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store" AppleInsider 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft bringing Google Calendar and Contact syncing, enhanced Gmail features to Outlook for Mac" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Octane AI opens to the public, launches Convos feature to bring blog posts into Messenger" VentureBeat 9:07 AM
  • "Wake up and get ready kids, there is a lot to do in Sweet Home Stories" prMac 7:28 AM
  • "QuickerTek Announces Apple AC Time Capsule Highest Performance Upgrade" prMac 7:28 AM
  • "Google's Keep is now an excellent sidekick to its productivity apps" The Next Web 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion" AppleInsider 7:03 AM
  • "Facebook releases Facebook Video app on Apple TV" TechCrunch 7:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Bad news for Microsoft as Windows 10 loses market share -- again" BetaNews 7:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 loses market share as Windows 7 fights back" V3 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures leads $4.6M funding round for Swedish image service startup Pickit" GeekWire 11:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds More Intelligence to Make Office 365 Safer and Easier to Use" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Launching an Xbox Subscription Gaming Service Was Practically Inevitable: The new service seeks to do to gaming what Netflix and Amazon have done to video, and Spotify and Apple have done to music." TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft has renamed Windows Holographic to Windows Mixed Reality" Neowin 7:41 PM
  • "Mixed reality is heading to the Xbox One and Project Scorpio in 2018, says Microsoft" OnMSFT 9:24 PM
  • "Microsoft is Opening Up the Xbox Platform to All Game Developers" Thurrott 7:41 PM
  • "Microsoft now lets anyone create and publish Xbox games: With the new Xbox Live Creators Program" Indie Research 7:57 PM
  • "A Youth Movement For IBM i Champions" IT Jungle 7:56 AM
  • "Your IBM i Holds Your Crown Jewels. What Are You Doing to Protect Them?" SecurityIntelligence 7:57 AM
  • "IBM somehow got a patent for an Out-Of-Office email system: Please do not invent another dumb work acronym to get around this." Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "The next HP Elite x3 preens behind a glass case at Mobile World Congress" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel: Possible Delay in 10-Nano Ramp, Says BlueFin" Barron's 7:27 AM
  • "Kaby Lake is unleashed with Linux kernel 4.10" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel shows how smart cities are constantly communicating" PCWorld 3:55 PM
  • "Intel to fall 17% on increasing competition from Nvidia and AMD, Bernstein says" CNBC 7:55 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1700 Official Gaming Performance Benchmarks Leaked" WCCFTech 7:55 AM
  • "AMD to Release Valve's Asynchronous Retroject on Next Radeon ReLive Update" Bitblog 7:55 AM
  • "Bethesda And AMD Team Up To Deliver 'Unprecedented Performance'" GameSpot 7:55 AM
  • "Workday's CEO thinks people will flee NetSuite now that Oracle owns it" CNBC 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle Moves Exadata Analytics into Its Customer Cloud" eWeek 7:41 PM
  • "Cisco partners with Reliance Jio for largest IP services platform" DailyTech 7:15 AM
  • "Palo Alto Networks on pace for record stock drop as Cisco threat looms: Management blames 'execution issues' for disappointing earnings report, but analysts say competition is a problem" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL beats $140 per share in mid-day trading, inches closer to record $775B market cap" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "Apple Could Rise 20% Over The Next Year" Benzinga 11:32 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung to Boost Cypress: New phones that use USB-C connectivity solutions will benefit Cypress as the leader of the technology." Barron's 10:32 AM
  • "Will Apple Inc. Become a Trillion-Dollar Company Under Tim Cook?" Profit Confidential 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market roars to records after Trump speech: Dow surges more than 300 points, tops 21,000 for first time ever" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rocket Higher in Best Day of the Year, New Records All Around: The Dow resumes its rally with a bang on Wednesday, scoring its best gains of the year, rocketing above its 21,000 milestone, and securing a new record close." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Trump speech breathes new life into Trump Rally: Dow hits 21,000 for 1st time" USA Today 3:58 PM
  • "Dow's Latest 1K-Point Advance New Record, Trump Policy Priorities Fuel Rally" FOXBusiness 11:17 AM
  • "Dow Surges 303 Points to Top 21000 for First Time: Milestone comes after Trump strikes an optimistic tone in his speech and as Fed officials hint at higher interest rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei Advances to 2-Week High" Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "European stocks advance as Fed officials signal U.S. ready for next rate hike" MarketWatch 7:23 AM

 
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