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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, June 13, 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
  • "Cook Says Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System"  Bloomberg 6:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple is working on 'autonomous systems'" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on software for self-driving cars/Cook says: 'We're not really saying from a product point of view what we'll do'" The Verge 6:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook finally confirmed that Apple is working on self-driving cars" Business Insider 6:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook: There is a 'major disruption looming' for autonomous driving" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's car project is 'the mother of all AI projects'" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on driverless cars" Telegraph 6:53 AM
  • "Apple Has Sold More Than 1 Billion iPhones, but Can It Sustain Success?"  24/7 Wall St. 10:24 AM
  • "Can Apple Sell 240 Million iPhone 8 Units?"  24/7 Wall St. 6:49 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Says China Is a Huge Opportunity Over Time" Bloomberg Video 6:43 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "10 reasons macOS High Sierra is good for the enterprise" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "Two-factor authentication required for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers" MacRumors 1:38 PM
  • "Second macOS 10.12.6 beta rolling out on Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 1:37 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Why Photos duplicates a description across a set of images" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To Mission Control" MacMost 9:59 AM
  • "3 Ways to Check Your Time Capsule's Remaining Storage" The Mac Observer 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's New iCloud Security Requirements – What to Expect" Intego 11:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper" OS X Daily 4:32 PM
  • "High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Copy Fast 1.1 let you have in the menu bar an handy utility to copy in a click text from a list of files" Tension Software 9:03 AM
  • "CS Odessa Announces Financial Infographics Solution for ConceptDraw PRO" prMac 11:21 AM
  • "File Recovery Has Never Been Easier - Pandora Recovery is now Disk Drill" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "beaTunes the 5th - Better Algorithms, Dark UI Theme, Improved Usability" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "PopChar 8 offers custom layouts, ligatures, emoji support and more" prMac 6:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Pixel Phones (Exclusive)"  Variety 11:20 AM
  • "Apple softens its stance on developers using iOS as a platform for coding" The Next Web 7:22 AM
  • "Thai clickfarm using 474 iPhones gets thumbs-down from police: Three Chinese men used hundreds of phones and nearly 350,000 SIM cards to operate a vast network of bot accounts on WeChat, according to reports." CNET 6:32 AM
  • "Apple executive Eddy Cue celebrates courtside as Golden State Warriors take NBA title" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Bought Bitcoin at $700" Investopedia 9:23 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Best Buy's new weapon against Amazon: A try-before-you-buy option" Recode 8:39 PM
  • "Best Buy reportedly plans to launch a rental service with used gadgets" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Sprint's free year of unlimited data: what's the catch? No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal." CNET 4:33 PM
  • "Verizon now officially owns Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Egyptian watchdog says authorities blocking more websites" Associated Press 7:45 AM
  • "Facebook, Google and Twitter could face fines if they don't remove extremist content: UK and French governments agree new proposals to force social media networks to remove content more quickly" V3 7:22 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Dalrymple Report: With guests John Gruber, Matt Drance, and lots of Heineken" The Loop 7:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook Confirms Project Titan, eero's New WiFi Mesh Network Gear -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-13" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "TJ Leonard, WWDC, and why blocking ads isn't the answer - VB Engage" VentureBeat 10:38 AM
  • "Episode 174: 'This Guy Named Ansel'/After some post-WWDC followup, we talk about the new iPad Pro models, then launch into a discussion about photography and the current state of tools and techniques." The Committed 6:54 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 191: Caught with their pants down" iDownload Blog 6:50 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Begins Putting Swift Playgrounds 2 Beta Into Developers' Hands" MacTrast 7:36 AM
  • "iOS 11 SDK: The 7 features Apple developers must know" TechRepublic 6:43 AM
  • "Bendy concept imagines a flexible iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 7:40 PM
  • "Apple releases third iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Apple releases third watchOS 3.2.3 beta for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Third tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out now" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for Touch ID Redesigned for iDevices with Larger Displays and No Home Button" Patently Apple 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Wins Key Patent for Light Field Cameras that could deliver an Immersive AR Experience for Macs, iDevices & Headset" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Apple 'user interface' patent hints at changes to tvOS" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Maxed out iMac Pro could cost over $17K" 9to5Mac 4:30 PM
  • "New 2017 iPad Pro Models Now Available in Apple Stores" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Apple's new 12" MacBook boasts incremental speed improvements" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "10.5" iPad Pro Review: 120hz Changes Everything, and 10.5" Is Just Right" Touch Arcade 3:13 PM
  • "12-inch MacBook Review: 2017 Kaby Lake update" iMore 10:23 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2017 Review: The future starts with Kaby Lake/Apple's newest laptop offers a speed boost over its predecessor, and we might even see bigger gains once macOS High Sierra is released." Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "Comparison: Here's how Apple's current Mac lineup looks in terms of specs & price" 9to5Mac 9:03 PM
  • "The Secret Origin Story Of The iPhone: An exclusive excerpt from The One Device" The Verge 11:37 AM
  • "BodyGuardz Trainr Pro iPhone case perfect for your athletic endeavors" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "DSLR Camera -Excellent Camera and Video app: Wide Range of Editing tools and Access from Apple Watch" eXtensions 9:03 AM
  • "Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:32 AM
  • "Everywhere From ozPDA: Fabulous iOS World Clock Done Right" The Mac Observer 4:26 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to scan and mark up paper with Notes app in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 4:29 PM
Tips
  • "6 Interesting Uses for iOS 11"s QR Scanner" iDrop News 7:34 PM
  • "What's new with Accessibility in iOS 11?" iMore 9:31 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Tim Cook Tells Bloomberg That Apple Is Focused on Autonomous Systems" Daring Fireball 9:03 PM
  • "The iPhone vs Android debate may soon get a lot more interesting" BGR 7:34 PM
  • "5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Install iOS 11 Right Now" iDrop news 7:18 PM
  • "The Knives Come Out for Phil Schiller in Brian Merchant's 'The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone'" Daring Fireball 4:31 PM
  • "The sneaky psychology of Apple Pay – and how it could cost you or something" MacDailyNews 1:04 PM
  • "Should you wait for Apple HomePod or buy a Google Home or Echo today?" iMore 11:37 AM
  • "Why I'm getting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "The Sneaky Psychology Of Apple Pay–And How It Could Cost You"  Fast Company Design 10:22 AM
  • "Comment: The growing trend of retrospective HomeKit support shows the platform is gaining traction" 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "What's Missing On iPad Pro" Mac360 9:02 AM
  • "Apple officially joined the self-driving car race. Here's a look at the road ahead." Mashable 7:34 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Talks on Future Plans, Cars, Apple TV, and more" Apple Must 11:38 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple is Making Self-driving Car Software" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "The Apple car is dead. Long live the Apple self-driving car system: As we (and most everyone by now) expected, the tech titan is working on a system, not a whole car." CNET 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Its Focus on Self-Driving Vehicle Technology" MacStories 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Car rumor roundup: Project Titan and what it means!" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "A deep dive into Apple's China troubles" The Loop 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Cash Will Help in China and India not Just the US" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:36 AM
  • "The iPad Pro Notches Solid Reviews, But Apple Still Has to Convince Customers They Want It" TheStreet 6:52 AM
  • "iPad Pro Reviews: Perfecting Apple's Futuristic Vision" Forbes 6:51 AM
  • "Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems" Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "This $30 Apple Pencil stand highlights everything that's wrong with Apple accessories" Business Insider 6:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Computing Evolves from Outside In to Inside Out – Tech.pinions – Perspective, Insight, Analysis" Tech.pinions 7:36 AM
  • "Supreme Court to look at mobile privacy. Uh-oh.: A criminal-case ruling favoring law enforcement would have implications for companies facing civil complaints" Computerworld 6:33 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop" Wired 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's new $999 laptop is a great rival to Apple's MacBook, with one big tradeoff" Business Insider 6:44 AM
  • "Surface Laptop Review: Microsoft's first laptop is a winner, but only if you upgrade it" Mashable 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: More laptop, less Surface" CNET 6:32 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Too Much Good Stuff at WWDC!" iMore 9:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator By Cyber Designz" prMac 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Doubles Down on App Store Curation" MacStories 4:34 PM
  • "Apple shares new trailer for upcoming Puff Daddy documentary ahead of release later this month" 9to5Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Apple posts second 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer ahead of June 25 release" AppleInsider 4:30 PM
  • "Apple Releases EndNote Compatibility Plug-in for Pages 6.2 and Newer" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
  • "Apple updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iOS get library of 500+ shapes & other new features" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Wearhaus Beam brings you studio-quality sound without wires" Cult of Mac 11:37 AM
  • "E3 2017: Anticipated sequel 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on Apple's iOS this summer" AppleInsider 10:22 AM
  • "'One Device' book excerpt teases details of iPhone origin story" 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
  • "XVIDA Wireless Charging Cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, Galaxy S8 & S8+" MacPrices 9:59 AM
  • "Download Remote Play For PS4 On iOS iPhone And iPad, Here's How" Redmond Pie 9:31 AM
  • "E3 2017: Sony announces 'PlayLink' local multiplayer titles with PS4-to-iOS cross-platform support" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "ScribbleChat Launches iOS Keyboard Extension for iMessage" PRNewswire 7:47 AM
  • "Chess.com app stops working on 32-bit devices, but it's nothing to do with iOS 11 ..." 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "The New Eero Wi-Fi Routers Bring Glorious Minimalism to Mesh Networking" Gizmodo 7:35 AM
  • "Eero changed how we think about Wi-Fi — and now it wants to make our homes smarter" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Eero's new router is twice as powerful and twice as fast as before" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "iPhone app uses camera flash for Morse Code messaging" Cult of Mac 6:53 AM
  • "Tackle the Adventure of Fatherhood with the Life of Dad" AppAdvice 6:53 AM
  • "Logitech Unveils the Simplest Home Security Camera For Indoors and Outdoors" Business Wire 7:47 AM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 home security cameras can be used indoors or out" TechHive 6:50 AM
  • "Logitech releases Circle 2 camera with future HomeKit support" 9to5Mac 6:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Is Microsoft cheating on Intel with ARM?" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Re-Releasing The Worst Videogame Controller Ever Made: A cruel and unusual punishment" Esquire UK 6:18 AM
  • "Why the needless Microsoft Xbox One X could destroy the games industry: 4K, teraflops and all the rest are no replacement for decent games - when is the arms race going to end?" V3 6:25 AM
  • "What Microsoft got right and wrong at E3 2017: A lot hinges on the Xbox One X" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "How to disable Windows 10's 'USB selective suspend' setting" Windows Central 6:21 AM
  • "Windows Insiders Can Now Test OneDrive Files on Demand" Thurrott 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft makes test build of its OneDrive Placeholders replacement available to Windows 10 Insiders" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft UK launches Xbox Design Lab controller customisation" bit-tech 6:21 AM
  • "Charles Taylor Hires Microsoft's Tamer Ozmen As Non-Executive Director" London South East 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft wins Supreme Court case about scratched Xbox 360 discs" BetaNews 6:21 AM
  • "Hands on with OneDrive On-Demand Sync for Windows 10" Windows Central 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Itself Removes Another Windows Phone AppThis time it's LinkedIn and users need to turn to browsers" Softpedia 6:22 AM
  • "Michael Dell's Cloud Plan Includes a Big Dose of This Company" Fortune 6:11 AM
  • "Dell EMC and GirlCrew's Supper Club to encourage more women-led start-ups" SiliconRepublic 6:11 AM
  • "Alienware unveils AMD Threadripper tower, plus new monitors and peripherals: At E3, Dell builds out the Alienware line with stylised peripherals." Ars Technica UK 6:12 AM
  • "Alienware upgrades Area 51 PC for 8K applications and 'mega-tasking'" TrustedReviews 6:13 AM
  • "Alienware Area-51 with AMD Threadripper or Intel Core-X" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper will be exclusive to Alienware until end of 2017" The Inquirer 12:02 PM
  • "Dell has AMD Threadripper exclusivity until December (with exceptions)" Seeking Alpha 12:02 PM
  • "HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last" The Register 1:39 PM
  • "HP's 3D Printing Reach to Span Asia-Pacific Region" Engineering.com 6:12 AM
  • "Good news surprises AMD" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 6:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Crimson Relive Edition Software Top Up Performance For 'Prey' & 'Dirt 4'" The Science Times 6:13 AM
  • "Intel Is Helping Amazon Build Its Alexa Artificial Intelligence Kingdom" Seeking Alpha 7:24 AM
  • "Intel slows i9 release dates" Fudzilla 6:13 AM
  • "Intel announces Core-X series CPU availability" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "Intel sees fierce competition in manufacturing process" DigiTimes 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued Over Handset SoCs" EE Times 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Servers: The ARM Onslaught Is Coming" Seeking Alpha 6:14 AM
  • "Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule: Pre-Orders June 19th, Availability June 26th" AnandTech 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones" ExtremeTech 12:02 PM
  • "IBM and Hortonworks go steady with OEM deal" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue: IBM and Cisco give their VersaStacks multi-cloud capabilities and a VDI special" The Register 6:26 AM
  • "Oracle Brazil appoints new head" ZDNet 6:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy" Bloomberg 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Issues $1 Billion Green Bond Sale to Fund Renewable Energy" MacRumors 10:24 AM
  • "Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change" Business Insider 10:23 AM
  • "Apple Is Now the Third Most-Shorted Stock on the Market" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Still Is in Grave Danger" InvestorPlace 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's German-Listed Shares Lead European Tech Sector Rebound" TheStreet 6:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close at records as Tech Stocks rebound: Fed's two-day monetary policy meeting under way" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Wall Street Back to Records as Tech Selloff Becomes History" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Tech Stocks, coming off records highs, tumble for a second day" USA Today 4:03 PM
  • "Tech recovery sends Wall St to records with Fed next" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Recovering Technology Shares: A recovery in the shares of technology companies helped lift U.S. stock indexes Tuesday." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets shake off Wall Street's woes, post gains" MarketWatch 6:34 AM
  • "European stocks rise as techs move toward recouping losses" MarketWatch 6:34 AM

 
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