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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, May 4, 2017
 

 

 
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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren explores Apple's new subscription model; Bloomberg's Shira Ovide reckons Apple is in the midst of a business change given stagnating smartphone sales; Adrian Kingsley-Hughes argues the time has come for Apple "to expand into lower-priced categories" with iPhone; it appears Samsung may retain bulk of iPhone screen manufacture as LG said to struggle, but Dan Dilger calls report "sloppy"; will we finally see a Dark Mode in macOS 10.14?; Jonny Evans pores over new Apple's Environmenal Responsibility Report and discovers a slew of "product secrets we didn't know before"; have a gander at Apple's new robot, Daisy, tasked with dismantling iPhones in 18 seconds; rumor out of Japan that we may get new iPhone SE this May, sans headphone jack, but with A10 and Touch ID.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Two million U.S. jobs. And counting. The numbers tell the story. Apple is one of the biggest job creators in the United States, responsible for two million jobs in all 50 states. Last year, we spent over $50 billion with more than 9,000 U.S. suppliers and manufacturers. Since we launched the App Store in 2008, U.S. developers have earned over $16 billion in App Store sales worldwide. And we're just getting started."  Apple 7:57 AM
  • "Apple releases new job creation numbers, says it's already responsible for 2 million U.S. jobs"  TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Investment Is a Blueprint For US Job Growth"  Wired 12:19 PM
  • "Apple is bringing manufacturing jobs to the US with a billion-dollar fund" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Just Announced A $1 Billion Fund To Create U.S. Manufacturing Jobs" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Investing $148 Billion in Corporate Debt" Bloomberg TV 12:54 PM
  • "Imagination Tech starts dispute process with Apple" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies starts dispute with Apple over graphics chips" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies opens dispute with Apple over iPhone chip" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Imagination Technologies to Sell Businesses Amid Patent Dispute: The British chip-designer has entered a formal dispute-resolution process with the Silicon Valley giant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Despite disappointing earnings, Apple has several things investors should feel good about"  CNBC 7:53 AM
  • "See how Apple's Services arm is on track to become as large as a Fortune 100 company this year" AppleInsider 11:14 AM
  • "Apple's Services Segment: Now 2nd-Largest Revenue Producer" Market Realist 12:04 PM
  • "Apple Buys More Company Debt Than World's Biggest Bond Funds"  Bloomberg 10:40 AM
OS X
News
  • "This Is Why That Google Doc Spear Phishing Email Tricked So Many People" BuzzFeed 2:18 PM
  • "How to avoid the Google Docs phishing attack and what to do if you're a victim" Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks: One security researcher easily managed to replicate Wednesday's phishing attack" IDG News Service 6:34 PM
  • "Mac malware: Coming soon to a computer near you/Because, as we all suspected, the ad industry distributes malware."  PCWorld 7:36 AM
  • "Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app" IDG News Service 7:35 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Terminal Tips: Making Terminal More User-Friendly" Apple Gazette 5:54 PM
  • "How to Force Quit with Touch Bar on Mac" OS X Daily 5:54 PM
  • "Moving Your Music Out of iTunes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:05 PM
  • "The Best And Easiest Way to Add PDFs to iBooks From Safari on a Mac" Apple Must 4:35 PM
  • "Why Does Restarting Fix Computer Problems?" MacMost 10:09 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Editing a formula in Numbers: an example of macOS's failure to buffer quick user actions" Betalogue 5:54 PM
  • "Apple's lower iTunes Affiliate rates only apply to in-app commissions, report says" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple is NOT lowering app affiliate commissions" Mac Gamer HQ 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "B-Eng releases System Bar for macOS - New System Monitoring Tool" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "iTunes Connect's App Analytics Adds Source and Referrer Data" MacStories 7:37 AM
  • "Notebooks for macOS handily combines text processing, task management, file organization" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The future of the iPhone 8 may rest in Qualcomm's hands: This is war. Qualcomm, which has been in a heated battle with technology partner Apple over patent royalty payments, may be pursuing the nuclear option, according to a Bloomberg report, possibly asking the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) to block iPhone imports." Mashable 5:55 PM
  • "Qualcomm May Try Stopping New iPhones From Coming Into The US" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Becomes World's No.1 Wearables Vendor in Q1 2017" Business Wire 6:04 PM
  • "Apple Named World's Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017" MacRumors 6:04 PM
  • "Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world's top wearables vendor thanks to Apple Watch growth" 9to5Mac 6:48 PM
  • "Why Capital One bought hundreds of Apple Watches and gave them to employees" Business Insider 8:43 PM
  • "Strong Security Proves Essential for Enterprise Smartwatch Adoption: ABI Research Forecasts Smartwatches to Hit 2 Million Enterprise Shipments in 2017" ["Companies such as Apple, IBM, Kony, Samsung, and SAP frequently provide such solutions to interested organizations. Samsung recently worked with communications platform Total Communicator Solutions to provide an EMM solution for smartwatches in the San Diego Airport with the intent to improve employee communication."] PRNewswire 10:08 AM
  • "Worldwide Tablet Shipments Decline 8.5% in the First Quarter as the Slow Migration from Slates to Detachables Continues, According to IDC" ["Apple experienced its 13th consecutive quarter of year-over-year shipment decline despite being the market leader in 1Q17. Apple's results show that it is not immune to the changing dynamics of industry and consumer demand, part of which is due to the ongoing success of its other product lines. 2016 was Apple's first full year of iPad Pro shipments, which included the launch of the smaller screen lower-cost 9.7 inch version. This product line quickly elevated Apple to the top of the growing detachable tablet market segment, and IDC believes Apple is in a good spot to remain competitive at the top of this segment despite using a 'mobile OS' while many of its competitors are entering the space with Windows-based devices."] Business Wire 10:07 AM
  • "IDC: Tablet shipments decline for tenth straight quarter, Apple drops 13%" VentureBeat 10:36 AM
  • "Apple sells 80% of iPhone-class, $600+ smartphones in China" AppleInsider 5:55 PM
  • "Huawei, Oppo, Vivo Together Contribute to More Than Half of the Chinese Smartphone Market in Q1 2017" Counterpoint 5:55 PM
  • "Barricades down at Apple Orchard Road store, opening seems imminent" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Location of first Apple Store in Singapore finally officially confirmed with love note [Gallery] 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Apple about to open first store in South East Asia" CNET 7:35 AM
  • "Tim Cook drops 30 pounds using the Apple Watch, but still won't tell us how many have sold" Mashable 11:14 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple embraces over-the-air iOS updates" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube reportedly plans to produce 40 new original shows" CNET 9:01 PM
  • "The U.S. Justice Department appears to be probing Uber's use of software to avoid regulators: The practice, known as 'greyballing,' is the subject of the investigation, which may be criminal in nature." Recode 7:35 PM
  • "Florida Judge Orders Reality TV Star To Unlock Phone In 'Sextortion' Case" Digital Trends 12:30 PM
  • "FBI unable to access half of mobile devices, says director Comey, supporting new legislation" 9to5Mac 10:39 AM
  • "OnePlus 5 specs spilled in new leak" BGR 8:27 AM
  • "Imagination to Double-Down on GPU Business, MIPS and Ensigma to Be Sold" AnandTech 8:06 AM
  • "Android malware spreads like wildfire: 350 new malicious apps every hour" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Gmail app for Android now blocks phishing attacks" Mashable 7:42 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies" AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "Apple's Developer Job Stats, iPhone 8 Function Bar -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-04" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM
  • "Rebound 135: Two More Annoyances" Six Colors 10:14 AM
  • "How the iPhone could save mobile AR from Facebook and Snapchat: Will Apple make augmented reality more useful than simply a digital Halloween costume shop?" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Podcast 557: Pondering the Siri Speaker rumors and watchOS 4" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Michael Cioni: Do I Have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple? In the first of our publications of the video presentations from the LumaForge Faster Together Stage, Michael Cioni talks about his and our relationships with Apple's products. A great 40 minutes of truth and observations. Grab a coffee, this is well worth watching and will get a lot of views."  fcp.co 7:03 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Another claimed iPhone 8 drawing shows vertically stacked cameras and nearly full-screen face" iDownload Blog 12:54 PM
  • "Stunning concept shows what iPhone 8 would look like with a touch bar" Mashable 12:54 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "Apple patent involves the combination of dialogue, music, effects for movies, TV shows" Apple World Today 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone SE: Get now, or wait? The little iPhone's a year old, but it's still the best budget iPhone. Just remember that the iPhone 8 is around the corner." [Video] CNET 7:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to Easily Remove Objects from Photos on Your iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6:21 PM
  • "Fast Time Zone Conversions with Zones" MacStories 7:37 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Automatically Resign Yalu102 iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Without Computer With Extender Installer, Here's How" Redmond Pie 6:04 PM
  • "Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app" Cult of Mac 5:54 PM
  • "How to use the Calculator app on iPhone" iMore 5:54 PM
Tips
  • "Taking screenshots on your Apple Watch Tips" iLounge 5:53 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple and Microsoft still haven't saved the tablet market"  The Verge 5:54 PM
  • "Wearable fudge: What is Apple hiding?" Macworld 10:39 AM
  • "Cramer: Trump should call Tim Cook about Apple's $1 billi..." CNBC Videos 2:02 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook dumbs it down for Mad Money (Video)" ["Am I the only Apple watcher who squirmed through Tim Cook's interview with Jim Cramer Wednesday night on CNBC's Mad Money?"] Apple 3.0 10:39 AM
  • "iPhone 7S Leak Reveals Apple's New Problems" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Diary Of An Ex-Apple Intern: What's it like to score one of the most coveted internships in tech?" Fast Company 10:36 AM
  • "Why Google, Apple and Microsoft are battling for education" CNNMoney 10:21 AM
  • "Cassandra: Fallout from Q2 2017 -Of Course Apple is Doomed" eXtensions 10:12 AM
  • "How Can Apple Make iPads More Unique?" Apple Must 10:01 AM
  • "What If Apple Did What Microsoft Just Did" Mac360 8:33 AM
  • "Some Still Don't Understand Why Apple Rarely Preannounces New Products" The Tech Night Owl 8:22 AM
  • "11 reasons why you should dump your iPhone for the BlackBerry KEYone" Mashable 8:11 AM
  • "No, Apple Is Not Becoming A Services Company" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Surface Laptop: Is Microsoft Ready to Eat Apple's School Lunch?"  PC Magazine 8:06 AM
  • "Qualcomm wants to block Apple from selling the iPhone in the US" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Critical iPhone chip at the heart of new legal troubles for Apple" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "The Death Of The Smartphone" McSolo 7:53 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 concept images suggest big changes are coming" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Cyber education needs to start in primary school: MacGibbon" ZDNet 9:04 PM
  • "This banana phone was created for those steadfastly dedicated to the memes of yore" The Verge 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Back! (just ask Microsoft)" PixoBebo 8:21 AM
  • "Surface Laptop: A Contrary View" ["For starters, the laptop form factor is a bit confusing in this age of ever-slimmer devices. It's further confusing when you consider that the entire Surface business is built, in a way, on Microsoft's Apple envy. But they still stuck with a thicker and heavier type of device. Interesting."] Thurrott 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Battle Bay for iOS from the makers of Angry Birds available now" 9to5Mac 5:55 PM
  • "You can now pay for gas with your Apple Watch at ExxonMobil stations" The Verge 2:18 PM
  • "Apple HomeKit support for C by GE light bulbs coming this summer with new hub" 9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "New bat detecting iPhone app and plug-in modules reveal the amazing world of bats" PRNewswire 10:09 AM
  • "Real Madrid Slam Dunk Basketball - First Real Madrid Basketball App Now Available Worldwide for iOS & Android" PRNewswire 10:08 AM
  • "EPIX to Launch 'EPIX Cast' an Industry First Experience Connecting Its Mobile App to Millions of Connected TV Platforms" Business Wire 10:07 AM
  • "IOGEAR Ultra-Slim USB-C Docking Stations Turn Laptops Into Desktop Workstations" MacPrices 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's social video editing app Clips gains new feature in first update since launch" iDownload Blog 8:45 AM
  • "iClassics Releases The Canterville Ghost (Oscar Wilde) Immersive Book" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "WaterField Debuts Travel-ready Bolt Crossbody Tablet and Laptop Bag" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Delta Beta 4: iOS emulator gains Game Boy Color support" iDownload Blog 7:37 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft expands UK cloud offering" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Can Microsoft's Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?" FOXNews 8:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Positioning the Surface Laptop in Features, Price" eWeek 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Hasn't Given up on Smartphones: CEO (MSFT)" Investopedia 8:14 AM
  • "Dynamics 365 joins Azure and Office 365 in Microsoft UK datacentre" ComputerWeekly 8:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 S Means No Google Search for You" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft to open up about its Cortana Skills Kit at Build" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Dell EMC plots Microsoft Azure Stack system for second half 2017" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Dell EMC Preparing to Launch Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack" eWeek 9:02 AM
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Analysts See $0.00 EPS; Marin Software (MRIN) Shorts Down By 0.4%" Wolcott Daily 8:03 AM
  • "What HPE server support means for the future of the Nutanix ecosystem" TechRepublic 2:05 PM
  • "Acer and HP unveil Windows 10 S laptops for $299" Windows report 8:04 AM
  • "AMD stocks have fallen over 20% in 24 hours" Ocaholic 8:06 AM
  • "Why Cisco Systems, Inc. Shareholders Have Something to Worry About: Will the networking giant be left behind as customers shift towards cloud-based solutions?" The Motley Fool 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung could be about to dethrone Intel as world's largest chipmaker: DRAM and NAND growth could see Samsung take number one spot in Q2" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Intel's new Silicon Valley Autonomous Driving Garage is primed for partnerships" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Skylake will hit datacenters as Xeon Processor Scalable family" The Tech Report 8:07 AM
  • "Intel Unveils the Xeon Scalable Processor Family: Skylake-SP in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum" AnandTech 8:08 AM
  • "Discovery from IBM could enable more efficient oil extraction from existing wells" PhysOrg 8:08 AM
  • "Fujitsu and Oracle offer public cloud services from a Japan datacenter" Networks Asia 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro: Is Toshiba's new Portégé X30 the ultimate high-end ultraportable?" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Toshiba releases Portégé X30, a new Windows 10 enterprise laptop with many security features" Neowin 7:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple returns to bond market with multi-billion dollar issue" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:32 PM
  • "This historical stat could show that Apple has more room to run" CNBC 8:04 AM
  • "Apple revenues, earnings increase in fiscal 2Q17" DigiTimes 7:52 AM
  • "A former key Apple partner is selling big chunks of its business as its fight with the iPhone maker gets worse" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end little changed as oil drop, health-care vote make for choppy market: Facebook, Tesla fall sharply, offsetting Fed optimism" MarketWatch 4:33 PM
  • "Dow Holds Lower After House Passes Health Care Vote, Crude Falls" TheStreet 4:33 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Flat as Health Bill Passes; Energy Slammed" Reuters 4:33 PM
  • "Drop in Commodities Damps U.S. Stocks: The S&P 500 inched higher Thursday, as gains in shares of consumer companies offset a slide in the energy sector." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Record high for Korean stocks as other Asian markets slip" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "European stocks flirt with almost 21-month high after earnings deluge" MarketWatch 8:01 AM

 
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