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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 30, 2017
 

 

 
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Weekend Highlights: Mark Hibben considers iMac Pro "a stopgap for pro users" who need something more such as the new Nvidia Titan V for machine-learning, AI development; HuffPo UK highlights steep entry price of iMac Pro, with some models being more expensive than a new car; but reviewers are impressed with new models despite them being non-upgradable; writing for The Week, Navneet Alang questions Apple's focus given their slip-ups which makes answering "what product should I buy? ... much more complicated"; India raising import tax on cellphones, seen as move aimed at hurting Apple; woman in China receives refund for iPhone X after Face ID allowed her collegue to unlock it; Apple is working on new Mac Pro update; WSJ editorial board writes anti-Net Neutrality OpEd, while many states enter fight to reinstate the rules.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple: Proving Doubters Wrong" ["Apple is one of the most cash generative businesses around, which is backed by a balance sheet which carries $150 billion net cash position. Said in other words, currently, approximately 15% of its market cap is composed of cash."]  Seeking Alpha 11:01 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X Records Robust Black Friday Sales" Zacks 10:13 AM
  • "Google could be forced to pay £2.7 billion in compensation to iPhone users: Google could be forced to pay over five million iPhone users £2.7 billion in compensation as it is accused of selling their data without their consent."  Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "This lawsuit against Google's iPhone privacy violation could make you £200" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "Google faces UK class action over iPhone data snooping" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 'Super Cycle' May Be Something Analysts Just Made Up: 'Apple may be increasingly well positioned to experience a strong multi-year iPhone trajectory, not the anticipated short-lived 'super cycle'."  TheStreet 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Delayed 'Super-Long Cycle' Will Be All the Better, Says Piper"  Barron's 8:43 AM
  • "Making Sense of Apple Hiring Television Talent" Market Realist 8:43 AM
  • "Apple 'turning the corner in China' and set up for an iPhone boost, Morgan Stanley says: iPhones users in China ready for upgrades and hungry for new, large phones, analyst contends" MarketWatch 12:42 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple rushes out fix for root-access MacOS security flaw: Easy to exploit flaw could give anyone root access to a user's Apple Mac" V3 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Shoots Itself In The Foot As Fix For Glaring macOS High Sierra Exploit Breaks File Sharing" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Apple's macOS High Sierra bug fix comes with a new bug. Seriously." Mashable 9:42 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "MacOS High Sierra 17B1003 Fixes File Sharing Bug from Security Update 2017-001" OS X Daily 3:09 PM
  • "How to fix file sharing issues after installing Security Update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "A Newbie's Guide to Using the Mac Downloads Folder" Intego 12:41 PM
  • "Creating Photo Calendars On Your Mac" MacMost 10:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Want to switch from Apple macOS to Linux because of the 'root' security bug? Give deepin 15.5 a try!" BetaNews 9:06 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc. 'Users Deserve Better' After macOS Security Fails" InvestorPlace 10:13 AM
  • "Comment: Inexcusable root security bug highlights the need for a new focus on security, stability & bug fixes" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Oh look, Apple is 'getting sloppy' now" BGR 8:57 AM
  • "High Sierra root login bug was known weeks ago, if not longer. What should have happened?" The Loop 8:35 AM
  • "Not this time: Apple really does screw up"  Macworld 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Default Folder X 5.1.9" TidBITS 8:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple COO Jeff Williams on Apple's next steps in health: Apple COO Jeff Williams sat down with CNBC to discuss the Apple Heart Study, which he hopes will save a lot of lives."  CNBC 8:12 PM
  • "Apple Heart Study launches to identify irregular heart rhythms: Heart Study App to Alert Affected Participants in Joint Study With Stanford Medicine"  Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Apple and Stanford University study uses new Apple Watch app to detect abnormal heart rhythms" VentureBeat 9:05 AM
  • "Apple launched a study to look for irregular heart rhythms on the Apple Watch" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "The Apple Watch now has its first FDA-approved medical accessory" CNBC 8:58 AM
  • "How Apple Watch monitors your heart rate" Apple Must 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Pay can use charitable donations to build user habits" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Qualcomm is trying to ban the iPhone X used by AT&T and T-Mobile" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "Qualcomm brandishes Palm patents against Apple, seeks ITC ban on iPhone 8 and iPhone X" AppleInsider 4:41 PM
  • "Qualcomm alleges that Apple's iPhone infringes on Palm Pre patents" TechCrunch 5:52 PM
  • "Apple Vs. Qualcomm: Dueling Patent Portfolios" Seeking Alpha 12:42 PM
  • "Good Luck With That: Qualcomm Now Wants To Ban Apple's iPhone X" Redmond Pie 8:06 PM
  • "Qualcomm wants to stop Apple selling the AT&T & T-Mobile iPhone X" BGR 4:23 PM
  • "Apple and (RED) celebrate record year of giving" ["This World AIDS Day, Apple celebrates a record year of giving with over $30 million raised for the Global Fund, equating to 144 million days of ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies."] Apple 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's iPhones Prevail Over Android in Smartphone Performance Battle: Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health Report Finds Android Device Failure Rate (30 Percent) Is Nearly Double That of iOS Devices (16 Percent)" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's €13 billion won't be transferred until next year, PAC told" RTÉ 1:42 PM
  • "First look: Apple's downtown Brooklyn store has custom floors, ceiling to dampen bustling city distractions" AppleInsider 1:42 PM
  • "Apple's latest store is in downtown Brooklyn" [Slideshow] CNET 3:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone users are running to Bitcoin" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "Google named as the best place to work in 2017" [Apple #18] Mashable 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's Holiday Commercial 'Sway' is Shot in Prague - FAQ" MacTrast 9:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon steps up pace in artificial intelligence race" Reuters 9:14 PM
  • "Samsung to make batteries charge faster and last longer with new 3D graphene - Video" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Google Cloud has a new COO, and her name is Diane Bryant [Video] CNBC Videos 3:30 PM
  • "Google's phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride" Associated Press 2:33 PM
  • "FCC Commissioner Clyburn takes down Chairman's net neutrality doom and gloom" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "You can still buy hard drives full of other people's data, but SSDs are less risky: Kroll Ontrack bought hard drives and SSDs on eBay and found almost half still had business and personal data on them." ZDNet 8:37 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Net neutrality rollback: Is the open internet under siege? (The 3:59, Ep. 325)" CNET 3:46 PM
  • "app: the human story/A film exploring what it means to be human in a world of technology." App Documentary 2:00 PM
  • "Learning the flow of iPad artistry: Illustrator Don Low gives his pointers/Stuff talks to illustrator Don Low to find out just how the iPad Pro changed his approach to his work and art" Stuff Magazine 8:29 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone X delivery times fall to within one week in US" AppleInsider 9:07 PM
  • "Apple to design power chips in-house as early as 2018: Sources/Current developer UK's Dialog Semiconductor could be hit" Nikkei 8:26 AM
  • "iPhone Batteries Could Have Apple-Designed Power Management Chips Within Two Years" MacRumors 8:26 AM
  • "Apple will make its own power management chips, says report" The Verge 11:11 AM
  • "Apple reportedly planning a new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad model for 2018" iDownload Blog 1:43 PM
  • "Piper Jaffray: What's next for Apple/Apple has tripled its order of 3D sensing components for the fall of 2018." Apple 3.0 8:33 AM
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Camera comparison: Apple's iPhone X vs. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8" AppleInsider 8:06 PM
  • "PureGear PureSwitch Wireless Smart Plug" PC Magazine 8:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "CARROT Weather Adds Powerful, Redesigned Apple Watch App" MacStories 10:07 AM
  • "Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock: Wake up on time feeling more refreshed!" iMore 8:33 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Get 4K/UHD and HDR Content on Netflix with Apple TV 4K" The Mac Observer 4:02 PM
  • "How to Sign Up for Apple and Stanford's Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Study" The Mac Observer 11:03 AM
  • "How to delete call history on iPhone" Macworld UK 8:57 AM
  • "How to use Chrome's Reading List on iOS and Android" Digital Trends 8:52 AM
  • "How To Quickly Undelete an Email on Your iOS Device News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:35 AM
Tips
  • "14 essential tips and tricks to master the iPhone X" Macworld 8:27 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "OK, 'Computer': The case for renaming—and dehumanizing—Alexa, Siri, Google, and Cortana."  Slate 9:06 PM
  • "Nikkei Asian Review: 'Apple to Design Power Chips in-House as Early as 2018'" Daring Fireball 8:06 PM
  • "The iPhone X Fixes One Of Apple's Most Annoying iOS Quirks" Forbes 8:04 PM
  • "Apple's next NeXT: how buying Beats launched a sneak attack on the future of sound"  AppleInsider 5:01 PM
  • "Hands-on video shows what next year's 'iPhone X Plus' might look like" BGR 2:04 PM
  • "Jony Ive is apparently not a fan of last year's iPhone design" BGR 11:23 AM
  • "Thank you Apple for making it much easier to spot a*seholes"  Metro UK 8:58 AM
  • "Why This 2020 Apple iPhone Rumor Is Probably False" The Motley Fool 8:44 AM
  • "The case against building an iOS laptop—and why it might happen anyway"  Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "10 iPhone X Features Apple 'Shamelessly Copied' from Android Phones" iPhone Hacks 7:57 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google's secret weapon against Amazon has been here all along" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to 'set the record straight' on net neutrality he should stop lying" The Next Web 5:52 PM
  • "The FCC's net neutrality comments are completely broken" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "The demise of net neutrality isn't the biggest threat to the cord-cutting movement: With or without net neutrality rules, the FCC handed an unfair streaming video advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months ago." TechHive 8:27 AM
  • "Chuwi Lapbook Air Review: MacBook-Inspired Budget Laptop Certainly Has The Looks" Forbes 8:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Assistant will soon help you find local home services: Ask for plumbers, electricians and more specialists." Engadget 4:46 PM
  • "Google Maps gets updated for iPhone X" The Verge 2:27 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV beta testing by employees underway, release date still unknown" AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "A Seasonal Inspired Mechanical Keyboard: A colorful wireless mechanical keyboard with Mac layouts offers less forceful typing" Indiegogo 8:51 AM
  • "Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter lets you connect more displays to your iMac, MacBook Pro" Apple World Today 8:47 AM
  • "Update to Popular iOS Photo App 'infltr' Brings New Editing Tools and Filtered Video Recording Feature News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:35 AM
  • "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp goes festive for first event" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge is now publicly available on iPhones. Yay?" The Next Web 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge browser now available for all Android and iOS users" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Support App Gets New Discover Section with Device Tutorials" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch Market Share Declined Over Summer as Rumors Swirled About Series 3 Models With LTE" MacRumors 12:00 PM
  • "Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 7.3% in Q3 2017 as Smart Wearables Rise and Basic Wearables Decline, Says IDC" Business Wire 8:25 AM
  • "FIBARO Wall Plug for Apple HomeKit: A Revolution in Smart Home Systems" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Tapinator Announces Full-featured Games Pipeline Through Q1 2018" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Holiday Desktop Review: Top Scores go to the Surface Studio and the New iMac" ["If you want an excellent computer for less than half the price, buy the Apple iMac 4K. Unlike most manufacturers, Apple has a specific line of devices that it continues to upgrade and rerelease rather than creating new models, and this iteration of the iMac is by far the best to date."] PRNewswire 8:23 AM
  • "FDA Clears First Medical Device Accessory for Apple Watch®" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "A new Apple Watch band can actually tell you if your heart isn't working properly" Business Insider 8:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 installations pass 600 million, with a fifth on the latest build" Ars Technica 12:52 PM
  • "Windows 10 Now on 600 Million Active Devices, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" Gadgets 360 6:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 now running on 600 million devices: Microsoft/It took almost 27 months for Microsoft to achieve the milestone." Hindustan Times 6:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 reaches 600 million active monthly devices" Hexus 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft adds Fluent Design flair to Windows 10 Skype app" Neowin 6:26 AM
  • "Skype Gets the Fluent Design Treatment in Windows 10" Thurrott 6:28 AM
  • "Win 10 creators update offers new reality opportunity: AR and VR vie for attention" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Introduced Azure Location Based Services" PC Quest 6:50 AM
  • "Windows: This sneaky cryptominer hides behind taskbar even after you exit browser" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Intel Touts Auto AI Chip's Efficiency" EE Times 6:47 AM
  • "Intel to Unveil Platform For Autonomous Cars at CES" CDR Info 6:46 AM
  • "Intel cuts immersive content deal with Warner Bros for autonomous cars" Telecompaper 6:49 AM
  • "Intel 10nm is better than everyone thinks" Fudzilla 6:49 AM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition GPU Driver Suite Arriving Next Month" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday" Week Herald 6:42 AM
  • "Dell's Brett Hansen outlines the road to GDPR compliance in the US" SiliconRepublic 6:43 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 13 is fast, nimble, and kind of stale: Dell's tiny laptop has had a good run, but it's time for something new" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "HP: Telemetry app has been used since 2014 and only shares anonymised data with user consent/HP Touchpoint Analytics Service has been used on HP PCs for three years and only 'harvests telemetry information', claims HP" Computing 6:43 AM
  • "HP responds to complaints over performance-sapping telemetry update: HP claims that 'HP Touchpoint Analytics' is nothing new and only shares anonymised data with user consent" V3 6:44 AM
  • "ABB, HPE team on smart industrial plants" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Brooks will use HP's FitStation scanner and Superfeet's 3D printer to make custom running shoes" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Cisco chairman John Chambers invests in Uniphore" Gadgets Now 6:46 AM
  • "Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030" - report" BBC 6:25 AM
  • "Robots will steal your job unless you have the human touch: One-fifth of the world's workforce will be affected by the rise of the machines" The Inquirer 6:25 AM
  • "Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node" ExtremeTech 11:42 AM
  • "Quantum Key Distribution Gets a Speed Boost" TechNewsWorld 5:52 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 And X Continue To Do Well" Forbes 1:41 PM
  • "If you invested $1,000 in Apple 10 years ago, here's how much you'd have now" CNBC 12:00 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Dialog Falls on Report of Shift to In-House Chip" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "See How Much Money Apple, Amazon and Alphabet Make Every Second" Entrepreneur 8:57 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Propping Up BioTelemetry" 24/7 Wall St. 10:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs longest streak of monthly gains in 22 years as it closes above 24,000: Barnes & Noble tumbles after results" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow on Track for Records as Senate GOP Tax Bill Creeps Toward Passage: Stocks sharply higher on Thursday as Senate Republicans made progress toward a 'yes' vote for their tax bill." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam" Reuters 4:16 PM
  • "Dow soars past 24,000 for first time" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Climb 332 Points to Finish Above 24000: Blue-chip index hits fifth thousand-point milestone this year as hopes grow for a tax bill" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Chip-stock malaise spreads to Asia, dragging down markets" MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "Pound rallies on Brexit hopes, as dollar looks at biggest monthly drop since July" MarketWatch 7:28 AM

 
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