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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
 

 

 
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Friday Highlights: Apple tells media outlets HomePod smart speaker is delayed until 2018 as device needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers"; Dan Moren opines on Apple's ability to turn "boring tech chores into exciting key features"; Intel's 5G modem may be destined for Apple's future iPhones, nudging out Qualcomm's chips, but new report from KGI analyst confirms Intel modems, but says Qualcomm modems will also be included in future iPhones; new concept for Mac mini puts both Touch Bar and Face ID front-and-center; PCWorld reviews iMovie 10 saying "it makes basic video editing a breeze"; Texas Rangers serve search warrant to Apple over church shooting; The Guardian on Siri's growing role as confidant to many.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Wants James Bond to Save the iTunes Empire" Apple Must 9:16 AM
  • "Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond franchise rights" TechCrunch 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Recruits Four Veteran Execs to Join Growing TV Unit"  Variety 6:33 PM
  • "Four More TV Execs Join Apple's Video Content Team" MacRumors 6:33 PM
  • "Apple recruits four TV executives to growing video team, offers hints at future programming" AppleInsider 8:20 PM
  • "Apple's Other Big Reveal on Sept. 12"  Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Will Help Choose Investment Manager for Irish Tax Billions" Bloomberg 2:35 PM
  • "Apple's culture of secrets is why it won't win the AI race"  The Next Web 12:40 PM
  • "Apple's Refusal to Approve India's Anti-Spam App Angers Regulators: Apple Inc.'s refusal so far to approve the Indian government's anti-spam iPhone app is infuriating regulators, potentially harming the company's efforts to sell more products in the country."  Bloomberg 6:03 AM
  • "Apple under pressure from Indian regulator amid privacy worries: Tension over approval of government app that could gain access to call logs" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Reaches Music Deal With Warner, Eyes Sony Pact"  Bloomberg 8:15 PM
  • "Apple reaches agreement w/ Warner Music for new, cheaper Apple Music deal" 9to5Mac 8:15 PM
OS X
News
  • "MobileIron adds Apple security along with support for iOS 11" Computerworld 6:02 AM
  • "Enterprise use of Macs about to expand 'exponentially', says MobileIron" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Chrome 61 is now headed your way: Fixes 22 flaws, connects USB science kit to web" ZDNet 9:03 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "These Apple pro apps won't work with High Sierra" iMore 9:38 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Can ransomware hijack Mac backups? Yes, but..." Macworld 9:19 AM
  • "How to Convert a 3TB Final Cut Pro X Project Into an 80GB Project!" fcp.co 6:05 AM
  • "Master the macOS Open and Save Dialogs" Intego 12:41 PM
  • "How to set the default wireless network in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 8:46 AM
  • "Using iBooks Bookmarks" MacMost 10:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "New MobileIron Apple Release Designed to Bring Modern Security and Access to the Mac" PRNewswire 5:44 AM
  • "AutoMounter 1.5 released - New advanced features + Dark UI theme" prMac 5:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others vulnerable to 'silent' commands" Neowin 9:12 PM
  • "Apple Developer Site Down as Developers Report Possible Hack [Update: Site's Back Up] MacRumors 6:13 PM
  • "Apple developer center 'under maintenance' amid reports of potential hack" AppleInsider 6:15 PM
  • "Huawei has surpassed Apple as the world's second largest smartphone brand: Sales have overtaken Apple for the first time" The Verge 11:18 AM
  • "iPhone 8 could be bad news for Android handset makers: If Apple can use a high-priced iPhone 8 to offset a price cut for the rest of the iPhone line, makers like Samsung and LG could be in for a world of hurt." ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 8 on sale 22 September, pre-order 15 September" Apple Must 10:14 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 cost higher due to Samsung controlling OLED, no Touch ID due to 3D Touch" 9to5Mac 11:53 AM
  • "iPhone 8's rumored $1,000 price point likely due to limited OLED supply" BGR 6:15 PM
  • "Fight at Toshiba: Some Board Members Want Deal With Foxconn/Foxconn is offering more than $18.4 billion for Toshiba's flash-memory unit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "From Apple to Y Combinator—tech sector denounces new 'Dreamers' plan" Ars Technica UK 10:05 AM
  • "Boston Red Sox caught using new Apple Watch baseball cheating app to steal Yankees' signs" VentureBeat 6:03 AM
  • "North Korean defector idolizes Steve Jobs" Apple 3.0 9:39 AM
  • "Phil Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller Donate $10M to Bowdoin College's Coastal Studies Center in Maine" MacRumors 11:44 AM
  • "Maine college honors Apple SVP Phil Schiller with coastal studies center" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Windows 95's huge success has Mac worried" Cult of Mac 9:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why John Deere Just Spent $305 Million On A Lettuce-Farming Robot" Wired 8:01 PM
  • "Facebook inflates its ad reach by millions, analyst claims" Reuters 11:52 AM
  • "Amazon Delivery Traps Customer in Own Apartment" PC Magazine 9:01 AM
  • "How Snapchat's Map Helps Us Navigate Natural Disasters" Wired 6:05 AM
  • "Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks: Intrusion into power companies' operational networks is a dramatic escalation." Ars Technica 6:03 AM
  • "Hackers Gain 'Switch-Flipping' Access to US Power Systems" Wired 6:02 AM
  • "In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clay" Associated Press 6:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Upgrade #157: The 2017 iPhone Event Draft" Six Colors 6:51 PM
  • "iOS 11 Favorite Features, Apple's Entertainment Plans, Apple Watch Cheaters --ACM 427" The Mac Observer 6:10 PM
  • "Apple's Bond Bid, Apps and Services for Natural Disasters -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-06" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 21 – Breaking up iTunes is Hard to Do" MacStories 11:44 AM
  • "#9: A Saturday Evening Alone With the File System/What's up with PRAM, NVRAM and SMC? What about the APFS migration? It's alphabet soup this week on Query!" Relay FM: Query 9:39 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 165: I've got your back" iDownload Blog 6:05 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8's newest color option could have you blushing: The upcoming iPhone 8 is rumored to appear in a new 'blush' gold color." CNET 9:14 AM
  • "iPhone X/Edition SIM Tray Photos Show 'Blush Gold' Finish Up Close" Redmond Pie 6:05 AM
  • "See how the iPhone 8 screen size compares with the 7 Plus and all earlier iPhones" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Apple in 'urgent' need of finding iPhone OLED supplier besides Samsung" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "Apple starts teasing new features coming to iPhone and iPad" CNBC 9:53 AM
  • "Apple promoting iOS 11 features to iOS 10 users with Tips alerts, ahead of September iPhone event" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Apple uses iOS 10 Tips app to start teaching iOS 11 features" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 11:57 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 10 and public beta 9" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 10 and iOS 11 Public Beta 9" The Mac Observer 12:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:45 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:45 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Here's how the jet black iPhone's 'fine micro-abrasions' look after almost a year" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Pictar One review: Versatile SLR-style camera grip takes better iPhone photos" Macworld 9:19 AM
  • "Why the Hell Would Anyone Use a Trackball Mouse?" Gizmodo 11:18 AM
  • "Community Review: RhinoShield PlayProof Custom Case for the iPhone 7 Plus" iMore 2:35 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The best of iOS 11: the iPad DockĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 6:18 PM
  • "'Glowish' Review - A Colorful and Shapely Puzzling Experience" Touch Arcade 3:46 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to fix Home button lag on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to Focus Lock the iPhone's Default Camera" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
Tips
  • "How to tell which iPad model you have" TechHive 3:56 PM
  • "Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances 'As the Crow Flies'" Lifehacker 3:55 PM
  • "Keeping Your Files Safe in Google's Cloud: Q. When I upload a file to the Google Drive cloud, where is it actually stored, and is it protected from hackers?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:49 AM
  • "Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post" Yahoo! News 7:26 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Comment: Expect plenty of radical iPhone 8 feature demos to take the stage next week" 9to5Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Tim Cook, Dreamers, DACA, and a Bad Game of Chicken" The Mac Observer 2:38 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon Join Race for James Bond Film Rights" Daring Fireball 1:03 PM
  • "The Red Sox Cheated With an Apple Watch: Why it Matters" PC Magazine 1:01 PM
  • "The hater's guide to the iPhone 8" BGR 10:09 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Purchase Intent could only be hindered by Price" Tech.pinions 9:40 AM
  • "The iOS 11 Features We're Most Excited About" Time 9:39 AM
  • "Three things that will never be the same after the iPhone 8: Apple retains an unmatched ability to bring the latest tech and the biggest mass of people together" The Verge 9:38 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (21): OS Updates, Anything but the iPhone, and A Twist in the Tale" eXtensions 8:45 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Fear of the self-driving car: Is it warranted?" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Everything is Changing; So Should Antitrust" Stratechery 9:40 AM
  • "Questions raised by Big Tech's increasing reach: From increasing political influence to a greater share of the corporate profit pie, the largest technology companies hold enormous wealth and power. FT columnists Rana Foroohar and Gillian Tett discuss whether we should we be worried." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Why do tech leaders speak out against Trump so much? Technology CEOs have moved past cybersecurity and taxes to comment on social issues like gay rights and immigration." CNET 9:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPhone users like the 'Wall Street Journal,' H&M, and Forever 21 (plus more interesting tidbits)" Apple World Today 3:28 PM
  • "Portland Cardiologist Launches Updated Heart Attack Prevention App" prMac 12:25 PM
  • "These iPhone ring stands double as fidget spinners" iMore 10:17 AM
  • "YouTube on iOS can now livestream ReplayKit-supported apps" Ars Technica 10:00 AM
  • "Apple TV Special Events App Updated for Sept 12 Announcements" The Mac Observer 9:48 AM
  • "Kobo's iOS app now offers audiobooks, including Audible-style $10/month subscription" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Kobo adds audiobooks to its iOS and Android apps" The Verge 6:05 AM
  • "Logitech resurrects the trackball mouse with the MX Ergo" The Verge 6:05 AM
  • "Logitech brings back ergonomics with MX Ergo trackball mouse" 9to5Mac 5:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Wins a Battle, But the War Goes On/Intel Corp. rose to become the world's biggest maker of computing chips by churning out ever smaller and more powerful microprocessors on a rapid product cycle that averaged about 18 months. Its legal battle with Europe's antitrust watchdogs over chip pricing has followed a much slower timeline: it has taken 10 years for Intel chalk up a win." BloombergGadfly 10:00 AM
  • "EU Court Backs Intel's Appeal of 2009 Fine, in Blow to Regulator: Decision suggests regulators may have to prove rebates from dominant companies restrict competition" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:56 AM
  • "Intel Wins Boost in Fight Over $1.26 Billion Antitrust Fine" Bloomberg 5:56 AM
  • "Intel's fight against EU antitrust to drag on after court ruling" Reuters 5:56 AM
  • "Europe's Top Court Backs Intel's Appeal of Antitrust Fine: The European Commission's antitrust regulator in 2009 fined Intel a record-breaking $1.26 billion fine for having abused its dominant position for x86 central processing units" TheStreet 5:55 AM
  • "EU's top court refers Intel antitrust case back to lower court" Reuters 5:57 AM
  • "EU top court orders reexamination of Intel antitrust fine" Associated Press 5:57 AM
  • "Intel antitrust decision sent for review by Europe's top court" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-7920X Skylake-X Processor Delidded Revealing Massive Monolithic Die" HotHardware 6:08 PM
  • "AMD is gaining ground on Intel faster than analysts had thought: A report from Europe shows that AMD processors are outselling Intel's" MarketWatch 10:03 AM
  • "AMD Seeks an Epic Battle with Intel with Its Epyc Chip" Market Realist 10:04 AM
  • "AMD engineers developed Threadripper CPU as a 'skunk works' project" Computing 10:03 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper was developed by engineers in their spare time" The Inquirer 10:03 AM
  • "Maersk and Microsoft Tested a Blockchain for Shipping Insurance" Fortune 5:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's annual Fall Surface reveal event looks to be in London: Microsoft may go to London this year for its annual Fall Surface reveal event. Might we see a new Surface Book and/or a Surface Pro LTE model?" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft to hold Surface keynote in London next month" The Verge 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Keynote Set For Late October Highlighting Potential Surface Book 2" HotHardware 6:09 PM
  • "Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer" The Register 6:07 AM
  • "Now the free Windows 10 S upgrade period runs through March" Engadget 6:08 AM
  • "The story behind Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's new book, 'Hit Refresh'" GeekWire 6:21 PM
  • "IBM Lands $135M Recompete Contract for Army Cloud, Cognitive Computing Services; Lisa Mascolo Comments" GovConWire 10:05 AM
  • "Siemens, HP roll out 3D printing integration partnership" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Dell's Premium Support Plus Brings Automated Support To Consumer PCs" Forbes 6:08 AM
  • "Australia researchers say find new way to build quantum computers" Reuters 5:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks book modest gains as energy shares rally: Trump, lawmakers agree to extend debt limit for 3 months" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street Mixed as Hurricane Irma Rages, Fed's Fischer Resigns: Stocks mixed after Tuesday's selloff. Here's where stocks are trading Wednesday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Energy shares lead broad rebound on Wall Street" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb After Stumble: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded from its worst session in weeks, boosted by shares of energy and financial companies." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Nikkei hits 4-month low as Asian markets continue selloff: Bank stocks weigh on indexes in Japan, Australia" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks head for 3rd straight loss as Irma weighs on insurers: North Korea tensions still keeping investors on edge, analyst says" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

 
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