Need Cloud Storage? Get 2TB of storage from SpiderOak for just $39.99 for a 1-year subscription. That's a lot less than Apple charges for iCloud storgage!
WEEKEND BLOWOUT: Every NEW or RENEWING paid subscriber receives AN EXTRA YEAR FREE.
Agree/Disagree: "The Ghost of Steve Jobs Continues to Disappear" from the halls of Apple?
Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.
Weekend 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.
Today's MacUpdate Promo offers 50% savings on Squeezer for just $7.49. "Squeezer is the Web developer's pal. It can compile your scripts, optimize your images, and shave unnecessary file bulk to speed site load times. Just drag-and-drop your files, and Squeezer will take care of the rest!"
"The iPhone X's Face ID can't approve family purchases, and no one knows why: Touch ID could be used before, but iPhone X owners must enter their passwords." Ars Technica 12/22
"Apple recruits Amazon Studios execs for its original content team" Cult of Mac 12/22
"Apple poaches three more Amazon execs for in-house video efforts" iDownload Blog 12/22
"Apple is developing an advanced EKG feature for the Apple Watch" V3 12/22
"The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor" The Next Web 12/22
"Shipments of iPhone X to reach 30-35 million units in 4Q17, say sources" DigiTimes 12/22
"Apple's New iPhones Get a Lukewarm Reception From Buyers: U.S. sales of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are on par with lackluster pace of most recent models, analysts say, though China prospects are bright" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/22
"iPhone X is accelerating both iPhone upgrade and Android switching rates in China, says Morgan Stanley" 9to5Mac 12/22
"iPhone X demand may be weaker than Apple expected" Cult of Mac 12/22
"Global shipments of wearable devices to nearly double by 2021, IDC says" DigiTimes 12/22
"Google poaches another Apple chip engineer: Google has hired Apple chip designer John Bruno as it advances toward designing its own chipsets for consumer devices." Silicon Valley Business Journal 12/22
"New photos and video show iMac Pro orders arriving ahead of schedule" 9to5Mac 12/22
"You will never guess how much Samsung is set to make from the Apple iPhone X" Express UK 12/22
"Belkin Halts Sales of 'InvisiGlass Ultra' Screen Protector for iPhone X Following Widespread Customer Complaints" MacRumors 12/22
"Stunning MacBook Touch concept shows off the hybrid machine Apple will never make" BGR 1:31 PM
"Undoubling/ There are some weird things going on with iOS's Copy item in the Share Sheet. I made a short Workflow to get around a problem I've been having with it when trying to share the URL of a Washington Post story." Dr. Drang 1:15 PM
"Cybersecurity researchers breach Windows 10 facial recognition with a photo" Mashable 12/22
"5 Big Microsoft Predictions for 2018: The software giant could use repatriated offshore cash to finance a big acquisition next year, as well as take advantage of Office 365's pricing power." TheStreet 12/22
"Microsoft Hardens Windows Cloud Instances With AI-Enabled Controls" eWeek 12/22
"Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration/Though smaller, standalone project management rivals have gained in popularity, Microsoft's ability to bundle Planner with other Office apps give it a big foot in the enterprise door." Computerworld 12/22
"Insider Build 17063 shows Paint is gearing up to depart for the Microsoft Store" Digital Trends 12/22
"How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers" Fortune 12/22
"How IBM builds an effective data science team" VentureBeat 12/22
"Missed opportunity bingo: IBM's wasted years and the $92bn cash splurge" The Register 12/22
"Lenovo's Mirage Shows Both the Promise and Challenge of Consumer AR" Tech.pinions 12/22
"Head in the cloud: How Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is reviving a Silicon Valley icon" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/22
"Dell XPS 13 Hits The Shelves In India" ZMR Blog 12/22
"The Biggest Loser: AMD Drops 3.2%" Barron's 12/22
"AMD and Nvidia, Bitcoin Fears Maybe Overblown" Investopedia 12/22
MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and
CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!