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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, March 17, 2017
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Tripp Mickle at the Wall Street Journal asks if Apple is "trying to do too much" with a 10th anniversary iPhone and rumored features like wireless charging, face-recognition; Wired looks at 6 months in which Apple raced "to make the first iPhone a reality"; Vlad Savov thinks Apple gets simultaneously "too much and too little credit for iPhone"; Motherboard credits iPhone with objectifying our faces; Jonny Evans encourages enterprises to look to Apple in face of ransomware attacks; when finally made available, Gregg Keizer explains how you can install and try out macOS High Sierra public beta; Qualcomm's screen-embedded fingerprint scanner revealed at Mobile World Congress; PhoneBuff posts YouTube video speed test between OnePlus 5 and iPhone 7 Plus; in contrasting views, Forbes' Andy Robertson thinks iPad Pro with iOS 11 can be "only device your family needs" while Tom Warren at The Verge believes that combo "still won't replace your laptop"; Barron's op/ed suggests Apple may have a subscription problem; The Outline says "'Planet of the Apps' is even worse than you thought".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple pays zero tax in NZ despite sales of $4.2 billion: Consumer electronics giant Apple paid no income tax to Inland Revenue over the past decade despite selling billions of dollars worth of iPhones and iPads to New Zealanders."  New Zealand Herald 9:01 PM
  • "Apple Pays Zilch in New Zealand Taxes on $4.2 Billion in Sales" The Mac Observer 9:01 PM
  • "Apple's desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology/The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn't been updated in three years. Where's the innovation?"  Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit"  AppleInsider 7:03 AM
  • "Soverain Software Hits Apple with Patent Lawsuit over Device Security and Online Transactions" The Mac Observer 2:00 PM
  • "Apple announced the establishment of a new R & D center in Shanghai and Suzhou: Has planned to invest more than 3.5 billion yuan in China R & D center" Google Chinese-to-English: Apple China 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Supports 4.8 Million Jobs in China, More Than Double US Total"  24/7 Wall St. 9:37 AM
OS X
News
  • "Windows 7 Is Still The Desktop OS King" [OS X at 6.19%] Statista 7:19 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Use Migration Assistant to move email from PC to Mac" Seattle Times 7:35 PM
  • "H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?" Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "How to Manually Add and Organize Albums in iTunes: iTunes sometimes puts your music into a folder or assigns it an artist that doesn't fit your preferences. So how can you get the album into the right place and under the right artist name?" PC Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "How to open a .docx Word file on a Mac, iPad or iPhone: Edit and save documents in a PC-friendly format" Macworld UK 7:39 AM
  • "Organizing Windows with Magnet" MacStories 12:25 PM
  • "Using Twitter Without a Twitter Account" MacMost 10:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Visually Stunning Open World Adventure 'The Witness' Lands On Mac" RazMag 7:18 AM
  • "MacPractice EDU Next Generation Dental School Software Announcement" PRNewswire 7:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Plans Two More Chinese Research Hubs as iPhone Sales Slow" Bloomberg 7:37 AM
  • "Apple plans two more research centers in China as challenges continue" CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "Apple is pumping money into creating an international chain of R&D enters" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone owners earn more, even in the Third World" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:17 PM
  • "Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 for a two-week exclusive: A rare look inside a music industry deal." Recode 2:53 PM
  • "Chance the Rapper shares how much he made from exclusive Apple Music 'Coloring Book' deal" 9to5Mac 2:04 PM
  • "Apple to Build Two Additional R&D Centers in China" MacRumors 7:20 AM
  • "Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers" AppleInsider 2:04 PM
  • "Alexa on iOS: Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore" Wired 9:43 AM
  • "Your Future Password Is... Your Entire Body: It started with Apple's Touch ID and Alibaba's 'selfie pay.' Now companies are building deep biological portraits to secure our phones." Backchannel 2:04 PM
  • "Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store" Indie Research 10:14 AM
  • "Apple resuming iPhone sales in Indonesia after $44M investment meeting local requirements" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Watch Beats 1 Creative Director Zane Lowe give SXSW music keynote" The Loop 7:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case" PC Magazine 6:44 PM
  • "Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi" Engadget 6:25 PM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 111 | Apple event hype, iPad rumors swirl, and Apple Watch face gallery" 9to5Mac 8:29 PM
  • "Taylor Swift Trademarking Swifties while Getting Schwifty - The TouchArcade Show #299" Touch Arcade 8:29 PM
  • "Road to Macstock -Mike Schmitz On Dealing with Email" MacVoices 11:55 AM
  • "Meet the artist who turned Apple legalese into a fun comic book" Cult of Mac 10:43 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple's coming 64-bit switch" AppleInsider 7:22 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "AppleCare+ Can Now be Purchased Up to One Year After Buying an iPhone" MacRumors 6:17 PM
  • "You can now buy AppleCare+ one year after getting an iPhone" Cult of Mac 6:17 PM
  • "Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases" The Verge 7:37 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Screen Will Be Behind Galaxy S8 Curve (Report)" Tom's Guide 7:02 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix" OS X Daily 3:03 PM
  • "How to troubleshoot iBooks problems" iMore 7:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:53 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:53 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Canon Pixma iP110 review: This inkjet printer's portability comes at a price" Macworld 7:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro: Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing." CIO 7:38 AM
  • "'Incidence' Review - Follow the Bouncing Ball" Touch Arcade 6:25 PM
  • "'The Big Journey' Review - This Platformer is Near Purrfect" Touch Arcade 6:18 PM
  • "'Pan-Pan' Review - An Open-World Puzzle Game with Whacking" Touch Arcade 6:18 PM
  • "'1942 Mobile' Review - Whoa-Oh, We're Midway There" Touch Arcade 2:37 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to make your own Ethernet cable" iMore 10:43 AM
  • "How to disable vocal alerts for turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "How to zoom into photos down to pixel level on iOS" Mac Kung Fu 7:20 AM
Tips
  • "How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "Pogue's Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting" Yahoo! Finance 11:56 AM
  • "PSA: If a Live photo didn't choose the perfect moment, you can now select a different frame" 9to5Mac 7:22 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Galaxy S8's slo-mo video will blow iPhone 7 away" Cult of Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Why Apple is destined to fail in India" VentureBeat 10:13 AM
  • "A rumored iOS 11 feature is freaking people out" BGR 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Needs to Build Trust in iCloud, Survey Claims" Apple Must 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's 'Fortune 500' Products" Mac360 8:53 AM
  • "Is It Hype? Or, Yet Another iPhone Killer?" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "Here Comes Another Watch Killer" TeraTalks 7:46 AM
  • "The iPad Pro needs a refresh: Here's what to expect/From processor bumps to a new 10-inch model to a rebranded iPad mini, everything's about to change." Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk: Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon." Macworld 7:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Breaking News: Google Home Users Upset when Google Does Google" The Mac Observer 6:08 PM
  • "Text Messages Could Be Used To Control Smart Appliances Of The Future" Digital Trends 10:13 AM
  • "Sorry, Siri; Artificial Intelligence Bots Are Everywhere And They're Just As Stupid" NoodleMac 8:53 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming March 18: Gene Steinberg meets 'CrackBerry Kevin' and author Joe Kissell, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9:31 PM
  • "Top 5 Waterproof iPhone 7 cases - LifeProof, Catalyst, Dog & Bone, Pelican, Ghostek" Mobile Reviews Eh 6:24 PM
  • "Watch out, Siri, Amazon Alexa is now available on the iPhone" TechRepublic 12:25 PM
  • "Google Motion Stills Live Photo editing app is updated" Mashable 11:17 AM
  • "ABC News now lets you stream up to four live video feeds on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 11:00 AM
  • "Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand" phoneArena 7:38 AM
  • "Twitter posts about 'screenshot alert' in iOS 11 traced to unsupported vlogger claim" 9to5Mac 7:03 AM
  • "English to Indonesian Translator Dictionary 1.5 for iOS" prMac 7:37 PM
  • "Pretty Regular Expressions for iOS Now Available" prMac 7:37 PM
  • "Stock Ranker - An iOS app to aid investment decisions, is now available" prMac 7:03 AM
  • "Jumping Jack's Skydive introduced for iOS - New Skydiving Game" prMac 7:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Should the Surface Phone really run full Windows 10?" Windows Central 11:13 AM
  • "Will we get a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build today? 'It's not looking that way'" OnMSFT 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making Those Annoying Windows Updates a Thing of the Past" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft designed these colorful toys to teach blind kids to code" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 15060, RTM Now Imminent" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update" Computerworld 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors" Network World 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft might start blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates for 7th gen CPUs soon" OnMSFT 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Bans Windows 7 from Updating on Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft to make Windows 10 compulsory for new Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?" TechRadar UK 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts price of HP's Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the UK - but not by much" Neowin 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Watson to bring AI to brain bleed detection" Pharnaphorum 8:37 AM
  • "Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter?" Ars Technica 8:31 AM
  • "Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains" PhysOrg 8:30 AM
  • "Intel launches first public bug bounty programme" bit-tech 8:31 AM
  • "Intel is offering up to $30,000 for bugs in its hardware" HelpNetSecurity 8:29 AM
  • "Upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Images Leaked" SegmentNext 8:26 AM
  • "Why does AMD Ryzen fall short of Intel in games, and will it improve?" Ars Technica UK 8:26 AM
  • "Can AMD's Ryzen chips propel it into the premium league?" Live Mint 8:25 AM
  • "AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Leaped To A New High After Q3 Profit Surpassed Expectations" RTTNews 8:23 AM
  • "OracleVoice: Hurd: Oracle Poised To Overtake Salesforce.com In Cloud Revenue" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle: Same Program, Same Station, Different Time" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Despite shift toward enterprise apps, Oracle's still betting big on databases" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "Why Cisco Is Spending $3.7 Billion on AppDynamics" The Motley Fool 8:42 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's what Trump could do to lift Apple shares to $175: Critical information for the U.S. trading day" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Stock Smashes Previous All-Time High For Second Month Running" MacRumors 7:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market slides at close but holds on to weekly gains: Financials retreat as 10-year Treasury yield ticks lower" MarketWatch 6:07 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Decline as Health Care Losses Counter Gains: Wall Street ends a jampacked week little changed as a selloff in health care stocks counters broad gains elsewhere." TheStreet 6:07 PM
  • "Investors see red on St. Patrick's Day" USA Today 6:07 PM
  • "Wall Street Flat as Banks Weigh; Adobe Rallies" Reuters 6:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains: Utilities sector also rising, boosting S&P 500 energy shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
  • "Asian markets largely retreat ahead of G-20 meeting: Investors in Asia turned cautious Friday ahead of a meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is widely expected to pressure countries to boost the value of their currencies." MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "European stocks dip ahead of potential trade tension at G-20 gathering: European stocks moved slightly lower Friday, but hovered around their highest levels in more than a year, with investors turning attention to the meeting of Group of 20 finance officials in Germany." MarketWatch 7:55 AM

 
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