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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
 

 

 
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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
  • "Maybe it's time for Apple to spin off the Mac as a separate company: While Mac sales keep growing and there are a few new machines, the platform is getting far less love than some users want. Here's a thought experiment to see if there might be another strategy."  ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X expectations are 'still too high' despite stock pullback, analyst says"  CNBC 10:36 AM
  • "iPhone X sales may not have spurred a 'super cycle' of upgrades after all" BGR 4:42 PM
  • "iPhone X's Already-Lowered Shipping Estimates in Early 2018 May Remain Too High" MacRumors 3:02 PM
  • "Is Apple Buying Netflix? Here's Why You Can Ignore Some Analyst Predictions"  Forbes 8:48 AM
  • "Apple buys app development service Buddybuild" ["The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as 'mobile iteration platform' focused on continuous integration and debugging tools — essentially giving an app development team a simple workflow for iterating and pushing their apps out into the world through GitHub, BitBucket or GitLab."]  TechCrunch 2:40 PM
  • "Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild" AppleInsider 2:43 PM
  • "Apple buys Buddybuild startup to add to Xcode team" Business Insider 3:14 PM
  • "Apple acquires Buddybuild for app developer tools" ZDNet 4:41 PM
  • "Apple acquires buddybuild, a Canadian startup that will make life easier for iOS developers" BGR 5:09 PM
  • "What's coming from Apple in 2018? New iPads, updated Macs and a new Apple Watch among the product launches expected from Apple this year" V3 8:31 AM
  • "Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1" AppleInsider 6:40 PM
OS X
News
  • "Happy new year! Here's a 15-year-old MacOS vulnerability: Old Apple Mac vulnerability published on the last day of 2017"  V3 11:43 AM
  • "Browser-based password managers are being exploited by advertisers" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "Academic researchers fire latest shots in ad-blocking arms race: Manipulating javascript can overcome publishers' software." Ars Technica 10:29 AM
  • "PSA: iCloud Notes and iWork sharing experiencing downtime" 9to5Mac 12:30 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "When does Time Machine delete files that you've deleted from your Mac? Deleting files in from your Mac affects the Time Machine snapshot, but you can go back to an archive." Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "How to partition a physical disk using Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
  • "Customize your Mac's Terminal window with Termipal" iMore 2:41 PM
  • "How to Count Lines of a File by Command Line" OS X Daily 3:15 PM
  • "TextEdit Pattern Search and Replace" MacMost 10:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "Territory Studio—Cinema 4D Powers Screen Visuals in 'Blade Runner 2049'" Architosh 12:29 PM
  • "Vuo is an intriguing alternative to Apple's Quartz Composer" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Global Smartphone Production to Fall This Year" ["In order to meet the demand in different ranges of market, Apple will launch the second generation of iPhone SE which targets at the mid-range segment. Therefore, Apple will continue to expand its iPhone production in 2018, and the volume is estimated to register a 7.5% growth."]  24/7 Wall St. 12:55 PM
  • "An iPhone SE 2 May Be Arriving Sometime in 2018" AppAdvice 1:39 PM
  • "Apple will turn 42 in 2018, IBM will be 107" Apple 3.0 8:31 AM
  • "Survey: 35% of iPhone buyers have or want the iPhone X" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:31 AM
  • "Analysts: There's a 40 percent chance Apple will acquire Netflix" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Analysts say there's a 40% chance that Apple will buy Netflix (and they may be onto something)" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Park office chairs cost nearly $1,200 apiece, handpicked by designer Jony Ive" AppleInsider 4:41 PM
  • "Hotel guest suspects identity theft in illicit use of Apple account" ["Hours later, the hotel guest reported three gift cards were purchased on his Apple account totaling $4,450."] Buffalo News 8:47 AM
  • "At Apple's campus, every workstation gets a $1,200 chair" Neowin 7:45 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Study Finds Facebook was the Biggest Distributor of Fake News" PC Magazine 9:09 PM
  • "Google managed to shield $19 billion in taxes via a shell company in 2016" Neowin 5:15 PM
  • "Spotify Hit With Massive $1.6 Billion Lawsuit From Music Publisher" Gizmodo 5:06 PM
  • "Samsung is making a neck speaker that might not annoy everyone else" The Verge 2:47 PM
  • "Amazon has big plans for Alexa ads in 2018, discussing various options with P&G, Clorox and others" CNBC 10:36 AM
  • "Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO" BBC 8:48 AM
  • "Forever 21 investigation reveals malware presence at some stores: A recent data breach involved the installation of malware at point-of-sale systems at a number of outlets." ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Google is now testing its mysterious Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Hackers can guess your phone's PIN using 'harmless' sensor information: Six key sensors have no permission requirements, leaving their stored data open to any app that wants it" V3 8:31 AM
  • "Most smartphones will ditch the bezel in 2018" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Diagnosing Photo Syncing, Managing Restrictions, and Solving macOS and iOS Problems – Mac Geek Gab 690" The Mac Observer 5:37 PM
  • "Avie Tevanian: More on Blockchain, A.I., IoT" Barron's 12:57 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K and Dolby Vision Explained, Italy's Steve Jobs Company -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-02" The Mac Observer 12:45 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone X Availability to Reach Balance With Demand Mid-January" 24/7 Wall St. 10:19 AM
  • "iMac Pro teardown finds mystery Apple chip that could be A10 Fusion coprocessor" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Apple Will Replace the Battery in Your iPhone 6 or Later Even if It Passes a Genius Bar Diagnostic Test" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic test before $29 replacement" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Your old iPhone battery can be replaced even if it passes Genius Bar test: iPhone 6 and later devices won't be turned away by good Genius Bar test results." Ars Technica 11:02 AM
  • "iPhone Battery Replacements: Here Is What Apple Has Clarified So far" WCCFTech 8:49 AM
  • "An Apple Conspiracy Theory Blooms"  Fortune 8:50 AM
  • "h3lix RC4 Jailbreak For iOS 10.3.3 Released, Here's What You Need To Know About This Update" Redmond Pie 8:34 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
  • "Apple ID login now required to check AppleCare warranty coverage for your devices" 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Why The iPhone X Is The Worst iPhone Ever/After several weeks of using Apple's new flagship device I'm ready to get rid of it and switch back to using my old iPhone 6 Plus or my current favorite Android phone, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro."  Forbes 4:41 PM
  • "iPhone X vs. original iPhone: How far has the camera come? Ten years later, it's time to see how far the iPhone's camera has evolved." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "The best smartwatch 2018: All the advice you need to choose the ultimate smartwatch for you" T3 8:49 AM
  • "Review: Anker SoundBuds Curve Wireless Earbuds" iLounge 2:40 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iMac Pro Teardown" iFixit 3:14 PM
  • "Review: Modsy – the (relatively) affordable AR-inspired alternative to your own interior design consultant" 9to5Mac 10:27 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to sell your old iPhone or iPad" Cult of Mac 1:27 PM
  • "Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: What it is and how to take advantage of it" Macworld 10:36 AM
  • "The iPhone Battery Condition and Replacement guide" Apple Must 10:17 AM
  • "How to apply live filters to your camera with one simple swipe" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
Tips
  • "10 Tips to Prolong iPhone Battery Lifespan" iPhone Hacks 10:18 AM
  • "Master iOS 11.2 with these tips and tricks" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Using drag and drop to reorder the icons on your iOS share sheet" The Loop 8:48 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "With a new acquisition, Apple looks to improve workflow for developers: Apple is investing in making iOS a more attractive platform to develop apps for." Ars Technica 6:34 PM
  • "Opinion: HomePod delay coupled with new competition amplifies Apple's smart speaker challenge" 9to5Mac 12:30 PM
  • "In defense of the single AirPod: When you want to be alone but part of the world, use a single AirPod." iMore 11:04 AM
  • "Will The iPhone Performance Throttling Controversy Impact Apple?"  Forbes 1:25 PM
  • "Rotten Apple/The iPhone battery ripoff shows Apple for what it really is: a company determined to make bucks at your expense."  Computerworld 10:37 AM
  • "Why this year in smartphone design has been epic" Mashable 10:36 AM
  • "Apple shouldn't/won't spin off the Mac into a standalone company" Apple World Today 10:24 AM
  • "War is over: Apple loses again" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash repatriation increases odds of Netflix acquisition" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "Trump's Tax Plan Means Apple Can Netflix and Chill" Fortune 8:49 AM
Non-Apple
  • "A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:53 PM
  • "The Punishing End Of Net Neutrality" Forbes 11:43 AM
  • "Is gaming addiction a 'disorder' or a 'junk diagnosis'? WHO listing renews debate over where to draw the line for 'hazardous gaming.'"  Ars Technica 11:43 AM
  • "To anyone expecting techno-utopia: don't hold your breath" Gigaom 11:43 AM
  • "2018 and Augmented Reality" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:22 AM
  • "Hacker Lexicon: What Is Sinkholing?" Wired 7:43 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Fixing Slow iPhones the Most Apple Way Possible" iMore 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Which Apple band(s) should you get for your new Apple Watch?" AppleInsider 2:03 PM
  • "Moment finally starts shipping updated photography cases for iPhone X" iDownload Blog 1:49 PM
  • "Victorian-Era Strategy Game 'Antihero' Finally Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 12:53 PM
  • "Avido unveils WiBa Wireless Charging System that uses Qi charging to recharge iPhone X on the move" AppleInsider 12:53 PM
  • "DJI for iOS now goes full screen on iPhone X, new Spark and Phantom 4 Pro drone updates" 9to5Mac 12:53 PM
  • "G0blin iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak For 64-Bit Devices Is Compatible With Cydia And Substrate" Redmond Pie 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Pay is partnering with Fandango for movie ticket discounts" Business Insider 10:22 AM
  • "GE Lighting Expands Connected Portfolio with New 'Light the Way You Live' Solutions" Business Wire 10:21 AM
  • "7-minute workout apps: I tried 30, here are the best" USA Today 8:43 AM
  • "Block Snapchat, Instagram, and more with Netsanity's new Apple App - Now Available" PRNewswire 8:19 AM
  • "Powerful New Version onTime™ Commuter Scheduling App Now Available for Android, iOS Devices" PRNewswire 8:19 AM
  • "The 20 best iOS games of 2017" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "The Best 2017 Games, including Monument Valley 2, Flower, and More" The Mac Observer 7:04 AM
  • "The Best 2017 Apps on iOS, including Apollo, Bear, and More" The Mac Observer 7:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft forms coalition to bring high-speed internet to rural communities" GeekWire 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon Miss Integration Deadline for Cortana and Alexa" Thurrott 5:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Rails Against Google Chrome Promoting Edge Efficiency In Windows 10 Creators Update" HotHardware 5:22 PM
  • "Microsoft execs: Big Tech and democracy need to work together" Axios 6:32 AM
  • "No, Microsoft isn't demanding your phone number to run Windows: But good luck saying no until its fixed" The Inquirer 10:34 AM
  • "The best Windows tablets for 2018: Your guide to the latest and best Windows tablets for 2018. Check out our latest reviews and buyer's guide for the top Windows tablets for this year" Tech Advisor 6:32 AM
  • "Chip tech 2017: A look back at the launches from AMD, Intel and Nvidia/It was an eventful 12 months for the chip industry" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Huge Intel CPU Bug Allegedly Causes Kernel Memory Vulnerability With Up To 30% Performance Hit In Windows And Linux" HotHardware 5:59 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-8809G Confirmed With 3.1GHz Base Clock, Radeon RX Vega M GPU" HotHardware 5:09 PM
  • "Intel leak reveals desktop Kaby Lake CPU with AMD Vega graphics: Quad-core Core i7-8809G chip will likely debut at CES next week" The Inquirer 10:34 AM
  • "Intel Leaks Details On Desktop Core i7-8809G CPU With Radeon Graphics" ExtremeTech 7:57 AM
  • "Intel India accidentally spills i7-8809G Kaby Lake + Vega info" Hexus 6:29 AM
  • "Intel reveals details of Core i7 8809G proc with Vega M Graphics & standard IGP" Guru3D 6:29 AM
  • "Intel Core i7 8809G Processor With AMD Vega Graphics, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, Unlocked Mulitplier" SegmentNext 6:28 AM
  • "Intel's Radeon Chipset Shows up Ahead of CES" Thurrott 10:47 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Adrenalin Breaks Some DirectX 9 Games" PC Magazine 6:28 AM
  • "IBM puts its quantum computer to work in relaxing, nerdy ASMR video: Just listen to those qubits sing" The Verge 10:46 AM
  • "Jesse Proudman leaves IBM to start new AI-based cryptocurrency startup, says he can't kick the 'entrepreneurial bug'" GeekWire 10:03 AM
  • "Eight burning questions for enterprise technology in 2018" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "The best emerging storage tech of 2017" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Big Data 2018: Cloud storage becomes the de facto data lake" ZDNet 8:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc's Best Years Are Behind It — Prepare for AAPL Stock's Decline"  InvestorPlace 10:29 AM
  • "Cramer: Apple's iPhone 'batterygate' issue doesn't matter and investors shouldn't sell" CNBC 10:30 AM
  • "Apple shares rise premarket after Piper Jaffray says they are in a 'super-long cycle'" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow Rises but Comes Off Highs on First Trading Day of 2018, Nasdaq Surges: Stocks rise on Tuesday as stocks in the consumer discretionary and healthcare sectors post solid gains." TheStreet 11:37 AM
  • "2018 stock market expectations" FOXBusiness 11:37 AM
  • "Stocks Remain Mostly Positive In Mid-Day Trading - U.S. Commentary" RTT News 11:38 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Kick Off 2018 With Gains: Technology shares rallied, lifting the Nasdaq past the S&P 500 and Dow industrials" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:38 AM
  • "The Alibaba browser no one's heard of is dethroning Google in Asia" MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "U.K. stocks start 2018 on the back foot as mining rally stalls" MarketWatch 7:42 AM

 
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