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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 10, 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 worth $1 trillion looks ready to happen" ["Two major doubts are fading: The company's ability to reaccelerate iPhone demand (amid worries about market saturation) and a return to growth in China."]  Moneywatch 8:50 AM
  • "iPhone X Will Help Apple Beat Samsung in Q4: Report" Investopedia 8:34 AM
  • "10 more words on iPhone X" ["...the iPhone X is aspirational. The X reminds a market that sometimes slips into thinking Apple can't innovate anymore that it just might want to think again."] iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Apple has the world's two top-selling smartphones, but neither is the iPhone 8" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could enable better low-light photos on iPhones" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Apple is Still Largely White, Male, But Slowly Diversifying: On the plus side, over the past year, Apple's new hires in the U.S. predominately came from minorities." PC Magazine 3:25 PM
OS X
News
  • "Chrome Browser Updates Coming to Prevent Unexpected Web Page Redirects" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons" The Register 8:08 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Apple Photos 3: The changes, new features and improvements you should know about" Australian Macworld 8:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "PhotoBee can help you find lost photos, videos in macOS Messages" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Inside One iOS App Developer's Quest To Get Onstage At Apple's WWDC: For ambitious app developers, trying to get stage time with Apple can be a careful dance of heady highs, heartbreaking lows, and sudden death." Fast Company 8:28 AM
  • "App Store Jedi: Getting Noticed in the New Storefront/In a sea of apps, a few strategic moves can make yours float right to the top." Inc. 8:30 AM
  • "Honoring America's Veterans: On Veterans Day, Apple recognizes the service of our veterans by paying respect to them and their families while continuing to build awareness for their community. In commemoration, Apple introduces a unique Activity Challenge for Apple Watch users in the US where anyone who completes a workout of 11 minutes or more on November 11 will earn a special badge and sticker for Messages." Apple 8:42 AM
  • "Jony Ive: the iPhone X is function before form and will evolve to 'do things it can't do now'" phoneArena 8:52 AM
  • "14 Things We Didn't Know About Apple and Jony Ive" Apple Must 7:52 AM
  • "iPhone 8, in Q3 2017, fails to live up to launch sales of iPhone 7" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Extended 2017 Holiday Return Policy Said to Begin November 25" MacRumors 12:51 PM
  • "This Cinematic Short Film Was Shot Entirely on the iPhone X" PetaPixel 8:49 AM
  • "Trump DOJ suggests iPhone encryption costs lives following Texas shooting" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Stores in Burlingame, CA and Burlington, MA Reopen Next Weekend Following Renovations" MacRumors 10:18 AM
  • "Apple and RMIT partner for Australian first app building course in Apple's Swift coding language: IT'S the problem impacting huge numbers of young Australians. But Apple has finally offered hope for a solution." News.com.au 9:22 AM
  • "The Welsh firm whose technology is helping to power Apple's new iPhone has just raised nearly £100m" Wales Online 8:47 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Microsoft reveals its plans for Windows 1.0" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "In One Hour, Alibaba's Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:58 PM
  • "Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes" Engadget 8:56 AM
  • "Ex Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'" Telegraph 8:45 AM
  • "YouTube to target disturbing videos masquerading as kids' shows" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Huge media companies like CBS and ESPN are banding together to fight Google and Facebook — but it may not be enough" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than data breaches" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Phishing helps hackers hijack Google accounts" BBC 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "#48: Long-form Writing in Scrivener/We continue with our mini-series on long-form writing apps with a look at Scrivener." Relay FM: Canvas 11:34 AM
  • "204: Organic/Horace and Anders discuss Apple earnings, the iPhone X and take listener questions." 5by5 10:12 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 51" FCPRadio 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone X: Our top likes, our top dislikes! Catch the discussion on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone X Owners Encountering Green Line on Display Due to Potential Hardware Defect"  MacRumors 9:07 AM
  • "Apple's response to iPhone X screen cold weather responsiveness"  The Loop 8:32 AM
  • "Apple pledges to fix iPhone X cold-weather issues" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone X's screen doesn't like sudden cold but Apple's working to fix the bug" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone X doesn't like the cold but Apple's working on it" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Community Envisions Better Ways to Activate Control Center on iPhone X" MacRumors 9:58 AM
  • "The reason for those smooth iPhone X gestures? 120Hz touch input sampling"  phoneArena 8:47 AM
  • "Face ID beaten by mask, not an effective security measure" Bkav Corporation 9:30 AM
  • "Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID with elaborate mask & makeup" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "iPhone X Has Been Jailbroken Already: Potentially some wonderful news for iOS device owners who love the wonderful world of jailbreaking."  Redmond Pie 8:35 AM
  • "First iPhone X Jailbreak on iOS 11.1.1 Demoed" iPhone Hacks 9:59 AM
  • "Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug" BBC 9:23 AM
  • "iPhone supplier AAC Technologies eyes optics market: Shenzhen-based audio component maker to invest more in lens production" Nikkei 8:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone X Review: The best iPhone that's not for everyone" CNET 5:53 PM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone X" iLounge 5:34 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone X vs. Google's Pixel 2 XL" MacRumors 5:29 PM
  • "Review: iPhone X" ["Is it the perfect smartphone, as some overly excited journalists have claimed? It is probably the best iPhone ever made."] RTÉ 8:49 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish/Apple's 4K HDR streamer gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of comparable products." TechHive 8:09 AM
  • "Sony's Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future" Gizmodo 11:12 AM
  • "I've fallen in love with XGIMI's CC Aurora portable projector" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Romoss Solo 6 Plus reivew: Not great looking, but gets the job done" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Romoss Longuard 10 review: A short, stubby battery pack that does it all" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "DBPower Q100 Portable Energy Storage Battery review: You'll be glad to have around" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Tronsmart Presto PBT10 review: Slender, portable, and extremely efficient" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Anker Powercore II 20000 review: One of Anker's best battery packs" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Anker Powercore Fusion 5000 review: It's all you need, really/Not only can it charge your smartphone, it can charge itself." PCWorld 8:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality" AppleInsider 5:28 PM
  • "Apple Pay Cash In the Store: It Ain't Perfect (Yet)" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours" AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Mozilla gives Firefox for iOS a UI facelift: Firefox for iOS version 10 arrived on Wednesday and delivers the same look and user experience that will debut on the desktop version of the web browser next week." Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "'Returner 77' Review - In Space, No One Can Hear You Solve" Touch Arcade 6:17 PM
  • "'Dragon Hills 2' Review – Now with 100% more Mecha, Undead, and Time Travel!" Touch Arcade 5:37 PM
  • "'Heart of the House' Review - Mind Your Manor" Touch Arcade 9:08 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Use Clips 2.0 and iPhone X for Cool Selfie Videos" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "Here's What You'll Need to Pull Off Fast Charging on the iPhone X" Lifehacker 3:07 PM
  • "How to find an iPhone X in Apple stores right now" BGR 12:57 PM
  • "How To Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone X - Mac & Apple News, How To's, Wallpapers, and more" MacTrast 8:56 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X - How to guide for new gestures, Face ID, Animojis and Portrait Lighting" Express UK 8:53 AM
  • "How to always show notification previews on iPhone X Lock screen" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "How to use multitasking and fast app switching on iPhone X" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to work in bed with your face in a pillow" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
Tips
  • "Quick Tip: How to make Face ID more accurate" Cult of Mac 3:08 PM
  • "Quick Tip: How to scroll to the top on iPhone X" Cult of Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered" OS X Daily 12:46 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Right On Cue, DOJ Says Encryption 'Surely Costs Lives'" The Mac Observer 6:16 PM
  • "The ten biggest Apple fails" Mashable 5:39 PM
  • "With iPhone X Shipping, the Competition Can Just Throw in the Towel" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Park Architect Credits Jony Ive's Design Team as Cocreators of Steve Jobs Theater" The Mac Observer 2:37 PM
  • "Next-Gen iPad with Face ID, Edge-to-Edge Display Rumored for 2018" iDrop News 7:13 PM
  • "iPhone X Has Successfully Been Jailbroken, But Does It Matter?" iDrop News 2:35 PM
  • "The iPhone X might've just gotten its first 'gate'" BGR 12:43 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s iPhone X Doesn't Have Better Battery Life" The Motley Fool 10:18 AM
  • "Apple: Betting big on AR" Macworld 10:13 AM
  • "Face ID's Innovation: Continuous Authentication" TidBITS 9:37 AM
  • "Opinion: Why the home indicator is an essential part of the iPhone X interface" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Is Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook Right to Mock Doubters?" The Motley Fool 9:22 AM
  • "Repatriation: GOP split on tax that affects Apple most" Apple 3.0 8:44 AM
  • "Is the iPhone's Camera Finally Good Enough? Reviewers have lots of praise for the iPhone X—but that selfie might feel too accurate for comfort." Slate 8:13 AM
Non-Apple
  • "It's time to stop trusting Google search already" The Verge 11:12 AM
  • "Buying USB-C earbuds for my Pixel 2 was incredibly annoying and expensive" The Verge 10:13 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!!! - The TouchArcade Show #330" Touch Arcade 8:12 PM
  • "'Hero Emblems 2' Pushed Back to 2018, Fantastic New Gameplay Trailer Released" Touch Arcade 7:13 PM
  • "'World of Tanks' Blitz Twister Cup Finals Happening Tomorrow" Touch Arcade 2:55 PM
  • "Sonnet now shipping eGFX Breakaway Box 550 external GPU with 87W power delivery" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Forget standing desks, the biking desk is here (and on sale)" Mashable 11:12 AM
  • "[The Inner World - The Last Windmonk] The Charming Adventure Game Is Coming to iOS on November 22nd" Headup Games 11:03 AM
  • "Apple updates Clips app with iPhone X exclusive 'Scenes' feature" iLounge 9:58 AM
  • "Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Swiftkey iOS & Android update adds user photos to keyboard design" OnMSFT 8:51 AM
  • "The Apple App Store Is Now Offering Weekend Deals" AppAdvice 8:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "IBM's processor pushes quantum computing closer to 'supremacy'" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "IBM Announces Two Fancy New Quantum Computers" Gizmodo 8:48 AM
  • "IBM outlines 50 qubit quantum computing prototype" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "IBM gives clients new control over data as GDPR approaches" ITProPortal 8:46 AM
  • "IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica" Quartz 3:04 PM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the importance of a company's core values" Yahoo! Finance Video 8:59 PM
  • "What do Microsoft's highly secure Windows 10 device standards tell us?" Sophos 8:58 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft and Google are Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud" Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "A critical look at the Microsoft Courier" MSPoweruser 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft being sued, Some Windows phones possibly infringed on patents" OnMSFT 8:55 AM
  • "HP's business laptop stands above the rest – All Hands on Tech" ITBusiness Canada 8:44 AM
  • "Dell and HPE-backed Big Switch launches partner programme" CRN UK 8:27 AM
  • "Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server" Techdirt 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Now Available in 750GB Version for roughly 3000 Euro" Guru3D 8:26 AM
  • "New Intel Graphics Driver adds 4K HDR streaming support" gHacks 8:25 AM
  • "AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia - Video" ZDNet 3:24 PM
  • "How AMD Has Overcome Its Previous Issues" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-G & AMD 4GB HBM GPU Pictured, Is This Vega 11?" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Leak reveals the Intel and AMD lovechild in all its Kaby Lake G(lory)" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a 'great loss' and Intel is playing GPU catch-up" TechRadar UK 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X wins CES Best of Innovation award" PC Retail 8:20 AM
  • "A deep dive into Cisco's intent-based networking" Network World 8:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's US Cash Generation Fell By $10B In Fiscal 2017" Forbes 7:14 PM
  • "Who are Apple's Main Competitors in the Tech Industry?" Investopedia 1:33 PM
  • "Apple Could Gain Another 12% From Here, TheStreet's Guilfoyle Says: New iPhone X and ongoing servicing of current Apple users should drive the stock higher." TheStreet 10:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow's 8-week rally comes to an end as tax-delay concerns persist: Disney, J.C. Penney rally after results; health care sector stumbles" MarketWatch 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Snags First Weekly Loss Since September as Tax Woes Pile High: Stocks finished the trading week mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 lower and the Nasdaq slightly higher." TheStreet 5:24 PM
  • "US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall" Associated Press 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Week Winning Streak: Tax reform proposed by Senate Republicans differs from the House plan, raising worries on prospects for a bill" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:23 PM
  • "European stocks suffer worst week in 3 months, hurt by earnings and stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, marking their worst weekly drop in three months by rounding it off with a disappointing outlook from Cartier parent Richemont and lingering concerns about tax-cut legislation in the U.S." MarketWatch 12:50 PM

 
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