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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, July 6, 2017
 

 

 
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Friday Highlights: Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to headline cruise" USA Today 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Pay comes to 20+ more banks in the US"  9to5Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Apple: Apple Watch and AirPods Dominate for the Moment, Says Raymond James/As Apple sweats out the summer months in advance of the debut of what most presume will be the next iPhone, the products taking center stage are its peripherals, in particular its Apple Watch and AirPods, says Raymond James, and the forthcoming HomePod wireless speaker." Barron's 10:09 AM
  • "Report: Apple Inc. Turns to 'Frenemy' for Memory Supply/A report from DigiTimes indicates that Apple needs more NAND flash memory than its primary vendors can supply." The Motley Fool 10:09 AM
  • "Qualcomm lashes back at Apple, seeking import ban on iPhones that violate key patents"  TechCrunch 4:18 PM
  • "Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Infringing Six Patents in IPhone, IPad" Reuters 4:26 PM
  • "Qualcomm seeks to ban imports and sales of Apple iPhones in new lawsuit" CNBC 4:26 PM
  • "Qualcomm asks ITC to block import and sale of Apple iPhone, iPad" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
OS X
News
  • "Future Macs may detect your presence and react accordingly" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "As iPhone 8 facial recognition expected, Apple patent describes bringing this & more to Macs" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Seeds sixth Betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacTrast 7:41 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Apple Updates Mac Printer Drivers for Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "MacOS High Sierra Preview: All the best new features tested"  TrustedReviews 10:15 AM
  • "Make And Receive Phone Calls On A Mac" Mac360 7:42 AM
  • "Art View for macOS a convenient tool for Creative Cloud users" Apple World Today 7:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.4 (Sierra Edition)" prMac 6:52 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.9.13 improves decluttering service and Markdown support" prMac 6:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's bug bounty program hindered by low payouts, report says" AppleInsider 6:46 PM
  • "Some Researchers Think Apple's Bug Bounty Program Isn't Competitive" The Mac Observer 3:19 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak Will Headline 24-Day Luxury Cruise to Antarctica, Berths Start at $14,500" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group" AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Critics take a bite out of Apple's Planet of the Apps show: 'tepid', 'tedious', 'boring and self-indulgent' are what critics have called the show." CNBC: MoneyControl 7:28 AM
  • "New Jay Z music video lands on Apple Music, but album remains Tidal/Sprint exclusive" 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon effect: QVC buys HSN for $2.6 billion" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "The IBM Model F Keyboard Returns After a 30-Year Hiatus" ExtremeTech 5:50 PM
  • "SoundCloud to downsize, cut 40% staff in bid to remain independent: SoundCloud, which in January said it was at risk of running out of money, informed its staff that 173 jobs would be cut" Live Mint 10:58 AM
  • "SoundCloud to cut staff numbers by 40%: Comapny says move is ebable it compete with Spity and Apple" Irish Times 10:34 AM
  • "Samsung could log a larger quarterly profit than Apple for the first time" CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "Pokemon Go: Man, 52, still hooked one year after launch" BBC 6:38 AM
  • "Cabin baggage ban on laptops & tablets over in all but name after latest exemption" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "NotPetya Ransomware Hackers Want 100 Bitcoins for Decryption Keys" ExtremeTech 7:08 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 specs, release date and price: Official-looking image 'confirms' rear-mounted fingerprint sensor/Latest leak also points to a Galaxy S8-esque Infinity display" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Amazon puts an additional $260M into its Indian business" TechCrunch 6:56 AM
  • "More than 1,000 income-subsidized housing units in San Francisco are getting free gigabit internet: Not everyone in the tech capital of the world has access to internet." Recode 6:52 AM
  • "HMD hopes Zeiss can restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory: HMD is betting that strong cameras will help its mobile brand's comeback." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "ZEISS optics are coming to Nokia Android phones, promising 'the ultimate imaging experience'" Neowin 6:49 AM
  • "Volvo pledges all-electric transformation by 2019" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Nike will also sell sneakers on Instagram: You might soon be able to shop for Nike products from your IG feed." Engadget 6:42 AM
  • "Virgin Media slammed for 'under-delivering' on broadband speeds: Some are receiving just three per cent of advertised speeds, says BBC" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "Track Bluesmart's latest luggage anywhere in the world: It'll also lock if you wander away." Engadget 6:43 AM
  • "Cox expands charging overage fees for its home internet service to four new states" Neowin 6:48 AM
  • "Amazon enters the wine business with its own new label 'NEXT'" GeekWire 6:44 AM
  • "Amazon is now developing its own wines: A new wine label called Next appeared on Amazon.com in late June" Recode 6:50 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Road to Macstock -MIke Potter Gives Us The Final Briefing" MacVoices 5:55 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Sans Touch ID, WebVR Community Group -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-06" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Planning to Launch Three New OLED iPhones in 2018" MacRumors 7:41 AM
  • "Apple reportedly preparing three new iPhone models for 2018, all with OLED displays" 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Apple to use OLED screens in all new iPhones launching in 2H18: sources/Samsung will benefit, but LCDs will still be used in other handsets" Nikkei 7:27 AM
  • "Following 'iPhone 8,' Apple plans to go all-OLED with 2018 iPhones" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components"  AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "Apple invention appears to detail HomePod's adaptive acoustics" AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Report: Apple suppliers failing to produce enough 3D NAND chips for iPhone 8, Apple adds Samsung into supply chain" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "New Apple AirPod patents reveal more health-tracking capabilities" What Hi-Fi? 7:28 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.2" Apple Support 4:24 PM
  • "iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display" AppleInsider 9:10 AM
  • "iFixIt just made it possible to replace your Retina MacBook Pro battery!" Apple Must 7:39 AM
  • "iFixit Intros Retina MacBook Pro Battery Replacement Kits" The Mac Observer 10:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:48 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The New Dash iPad Sleeve" MacSparky 5:51 PM
  • "MacBook 2017 review: Apple's updated ultraportable laptop comes at a price" Telegraph 6:56 AM
  • "Best Cases for Your iPad – if You Have Rose Gold Envy!" iMore 10:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Excellent iOS photo editor Enlight is now free with optional subscription" The Verge 10:10 AM
  • "iOS Image Editing app with a Pleasing Twist or Two: Arty" eXtensions 9:02 AM
  • "Art View for macOS a convenient tool for Creative Cloud users" Apple World Today 6:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to download tvOS 10.2.2 beta 5 to your Apple TV" iMore 6:57 PM
  • "Type On Your iPad From Your Mac" Mac360 8:46 AM
Tips
  • "8 useful iPhone tips for busy professionals" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about" Telegraph 7:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Keeping Pretty Quiet About its Apple TV Plans" Apple Must 3:03 PM
  • "iPhone 8 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know" iMore 12:13 PM
  • "Apple Might Have Big Plans for the 2018 iPhone Line" Fortune 10:10 AM
  • "How Your iPhone Or iPad Could Get Hacked" Mac360 9:04 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, And Mud On The Wall" Mac360 8:43 AM
  • "The Sad Story Of Apple's Car Play"  McSolo 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's August 1 Numbers: Last Lull Before the iPhone 8 Big Wave"  Apple Must 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's Secret iPhone 8 Touch ID Button" PixoBebo 8:54 AM
  • "Why I choose to keep my late mother's iPhone" The Next Web 5:47 PM
Non-Apple
  • "This 'third thumb' is the unnecessary prosthetic of my dreams" The Verge 7:03 AM
  • "Finding a More Inclusive Vision of Fitness in Our Feeds" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Cringely, like Milton, is blind. But Milton was a better writer." I, Cringely 6:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Shadow Warrior Classic Complete' for macOS, 'Sorcery!' on iOS now free to download" AppleInsider 5:23 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch Online app coming to Apple's iPhone with 'Splatoon 2' on July 21" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "Fender and Apple partner on curated guitar playlists for Apple Music" iDownload Blog 10:31 AM
  • "Fender claims its web and iOS guitar apps can teach you to play your first song in minutes" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Fender Play doesn't judge: it just teaches you guitar: Music lessons that focus on songs and fun, instead of shredding and theory." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "Rogue Hacker for iOS - Rule the Hacker World" prMac 6:52 AM
  • "BeatMirror for iOS Offers a Real-Time Way for Drummers to Stay on Beat" prMac 6:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to lay off 3,000 people as it tries to boost Azure: Cuts focus on the Microsoft sales team." Engadget 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs to focus on Azure" Seeking Alpha 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft to cut 'thousands' of jobs" BBC 5:26 PM
  • "Microsoft to Cut Up to 4,000 Sales and Marketing Jobs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms layoff reports, reorganization expected to impact thousands" TechCrunch 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Layoffs, Restructuring" Thurrott 6:01 PM
  • "Skype backlash: 'Worst update ever'" BBC 5:29 PM
  • "Microsoft's redesign of Skype is really upsetting almost everyone: But that's what happens when you roll wet satsumas in flour and call it a UI" The Inquirer 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest OneDrive update broke non-NTFS support on purpose" Neowin 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft offers cloud to Baidu, gets autonomous car in return: Self-driving project could be a smart move by Redmond" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Workplace Analytics, a tool that aims to improve employee productivity" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Tightens Grip on Cloud Computing Biz with Buyout: Acquisition of Cloudyn strengthens MSFT stock" InvestorPlace 7:13 AM
  • "NAB Battles Microsoft White Spaces Play: Calls it con game and attempted channel heist" Broadcasting Cable 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out a new cumulative update to Windows Insiders on the Slow Ring" OnMSFT 7:57 AM
  • "Dell announces the Latitude 3480 mobile thin client with Windows 10, along with ThinOS 8.4" Neowin 11:35 AM
  • "John McAfee and Intel settle name battle: The man McAfee can shout his name from the rooftops" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "John McAfee settles Intel lawsuit over the rights to his name: He can't name his new company after him, but can use the McAfee name for promos and advertisements." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "Intel and John McAfee settle lawsuits over antivirus pioneer's right to use his name on other products" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "John McAfee settles Intel legal action over name" BBC 7:15 AM
  • "John McAfee settles lawsuit with Intel over use of his name" IT PRO 7:15 AM
  • "Another RX Vega benchmark goes online" Fudzilla 7:14 AM
  • "TomTom and Cisco to address real-time comms for autonomous cars" ComputerWeekly 7:14 AM
  • "Future Energy: The computer brains making power plants more efficient" BBC 6:38 AM
  • "Prototype '3D' chip from MIT could eliminate memory bottlenecks: It swaps out silicon for carbon nanotubes to combine the processor and RAM." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "MIT Develops Prototype 3D Nanotube Chip And RRAM To Dramatically Increase PC Memory Bandwidth" HotHardware 4:19 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple (AAPL) Just Had its Strongest June Ever - Drexel Hamilton" StreetInsider 7:27 AM
Industry News
  • "Tesla Selloff Takes Down Nasdaq, North Korea Troubles Wall Street" TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "US stocks skid on concerns about slow hiring; retailers drop" FOXBusiness 12:03 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,089.46 down -61.40 points" Nasdaq 4:17 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as All Sectors in S&P 500 Fall: The index closes lower after three sessions of gains, weighed down by losses in shares of energy, health and consumer companies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Asian markets adrift amid global uncertainty" MarketWatch 7:32 AM
  • "European stocks slip after Fed minutes cause bemusement" MarketWatch 7:32 AM

 
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