MacSurfer's Headline News
Home | Apple Stock | Tracked Sites | TechNN | | E-Mail | Sherlock Plugin
Login | Subscribe to MacSurfer's Headline News
Poll | Most Popular | Talking Heads | A Year Ago Today |

MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 14, 2016


MacSurfer's Headline News Reader Specials

Make charging as beautiful as the iPhone itself with HoverDock for iPhone. This clean, minimalist answer to your iPhone charging needs is ust $27.95 for a limited time.

Please help support MHN and TechNN with YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Become a contributing patron today.

Agree or disagree that Apple products warrant premium pricing. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Engadget sits down for interview with Phil Schiller to talk iPhone XR and how iPhone naming comes about; pre-orders for XR model best iPhone 8, 8 Plus' first weekend; Apple most popular private employer in UK according to new report; does Apple have music mogul ambitions?; image-smearing bug in Safari 12 on Mojave; setup and share universal clipboard between a Mojave Mac and iOS 12 with this tip; survey finds iPhone remains "'dominant device brand' among American teens"; new design unveiled for Apple Jobs web site; Linus Torvalds took some time away from roll as Linux lead, returns; iPhone XR much less expensive to repair than XS and XS Max counterparts; AppleInsider revisits iPhone XS vs X after month using new model; iPad more important than iPhone for putting Apple in the enterprise?

  • "iPhone Apps Could Be A Revolution In Health — If People Use Them: A study provides an early glimpse into Apple's much-hyped attempt to transform its smartphones into scientific research tools."  BuzzFeed 11:11 AM
  • "Apple's iMessage Economy Is Already Big Business: For companies like JibJab, selling stickers and GIFs to iPhone users is both relatively easy and a major opportunity."  Fast Company 7:52 AM
  • "What Apple's New TV App Really Means For The Industry"  Seeking Alpha 1:12 PM
  • "Apple's new TV app shows how painfully behind it is: Digital media is a mess, and Apple is far from fixing it" ["Apple could craft the ideal solution. It may not be the holy grail at first. But over time, it could take shape as a single iTunes-shaped app and streaming service that syncs with every provider. ... The TV app is the hollowed-out husk of that vision, waiting to fulfill its true potential."]  The Verge 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Could Sink $1B Into Softbank's Mega Tech Fund" [Video Report] Forbes 3:47 PM
  • "Apple is poaching engineers from Here, a Berlin-based automotive mapping company" Business Insider 7:21 AM
  • "Apple recruits engineers from Berlin-based automotive mapping firm Here" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro Users Report Improved Battery Life on macOS 10.12.2" MacRumors 3:47 PM
  • "Apple rolling out macOS 10.12.3 beta 1 to developers now" 9to5Mac 1:14 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and More with Security Fixes" Intego 8:15 AM
  • "Watch the Official Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Presentation and an Extra FCPX Tips And Tricks Video" 9:32 AM
  • "Adobe fixes critical flaw in Flash Player: Adobe also fixed vulnerabilities in eight other products" IDG News Service 10:18 AM
  • "The indispensables: More must-have items for your working Mac or iOS device/Working Mac's Jeff Battersby has more gear for your tech toolkit." Macworld 7:30 AM
  • "You Can Now Use Your New MacBook Pro's Touch Bar For Adobe Photoshop: Here Are The Functions" Tech Times 5:31 PM
  • "How to configure your Mac to automatically delete files that have been in the Trash for 30 days" iDownload Blog 7:30 AM
  • "How to access your iPhone Camera Roll on Mac or PC" iDownload Blog 7:38 AM
  • "Paranoid Much? Add Some Oversight To The Mac's Built-in Camera And Microphone" NoodleMac 8:43 AM
  • "Copy And Paste The Mac Way" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Final Cut Pro X product team return to spotlight after 5 years" Medium: Alex Gollner 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Zombie shooter, Dying Light, shows signs of Mac support" Mac Gamer HQ 2:29 PM
  • "Cocktail 10.1.3 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 11:26 AM
  • "Cutting-Edge Workflow—Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection Comes to Mac" Architosh 1:09 PM
  • "Graebert Officially Ships ARES Commander 2017—DWG CAD for Mac, Windows and Linux" Architosh 10:57 AM
  • "3 Apps for Seeing Your Mac's Battery Time Remaining" The Mac Observer 9:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple store employee: iPhone battery replacement is a mess" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Apple hit with $2 million verdict in Calif. retail employee rights class action suit" AppleInsider 1:14 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Tops Google's 2016 'Year in Search' Tech List, Loses to Pokémon Go in Overall Searches" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Trump tells tech leaders: 'There's nobody like you in the world'" Rediff 9:11 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook takes close seat to Donald Trump at tech summit" AppleInsider 4:59 PM
  • "Donald Trump will meet separately with Apple's Tim Cook and Tesla's Elon Musk today" Quartz 1:10 PM
  • "Trump talks job creation, innovation, and more with Tim Cook, tech executives in meeting at Trump Tower" 9to5Mac 6:04 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with Donald Trump, Elon Musk privately after NYC tech summit" AppleInsider 11:14 AM
  • "Tim Cook & other tech leaders meet Trump today, reports say 'no set agenda' but one topic" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Mario, Nintendo's Mustachioed Gaming Legend, Arrives on iPhones" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Originator was formed by five parents passionate about creating quality educational apps for young children. Founders Joe Ghazal and Rex Ishibashi share their approach to building a sustainable business in the Kids category, and the unexpected challenges and rewards they encountered along the way." Apple Developer Connection 3:15 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: World hears 'iPhone' name for the first time" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Stolen Yahoo Data Includes Government Employee Information" Bloomberg 9:04 PM
  • "Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:05 PM
  • "Yahoo confirms new security breach affecting over one billion accounts: This is separate from the one disclosed in September covering 500 million." Engadget 5:06 PM
  • "Yahoo reports massive data breach involving 1 billion accounts: The data breach occurred in August 2013 and is not connected to another recently disclosed huge breach" IDG News Service 5:17 PM
  • "Photo of Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg at Trump meeting" Business Insider 3:57 PM
  • "Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower" The Verge 3:48 PM
  • "Evernote's new privacy policy allows employees to read your notes" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "Tech workers vow not to build database to track Muslims: More than 200 engineers, designers and executives pledge not to build a database for the Trump administration to track Muslims in the US." CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Sprint's Network Performance Continues to Improve" Market Realist 7:21 AM
  • "Apple calls on Jony Ive to narrate a product video for the Designed by Apple in California' book" phoneArena 8:49 PM
  • "Apple AirPods, Kickstarter, and Augmented Reality -ACM 389" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "Apple's Big Data Storage Deficit -TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-14" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "iPads are the 'new stethoscope' and every doctor needs one..." Computerworld 7:52 AM
  • "Imagination GPU tech next year could power Apple iPhone 8 graphics: Imagination Technologies' high-end Series8XT GPU architecture is coming next year" ITworld 9:11 PM
  • "Wireless Charging Company Energous Partners With Apple Supplier Dialo" MacRumors 5:35 PM
  • "Long-distance wireless charging firm Energous partners with Apple supplier Dialog" AppleInsider 5:36 PM
  • "Latest watchOS update bricks some Apple Watches: watchOS 3.1.1 pulled while Apple fixes it; affected owners must return their Watch." Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Apple pulls down Watch update that bricked Series 2 devices" Engadget 7:30 AM
  • "MacBook Pro battery sucks so Apple ditched the 'time remaining' indicator" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "How to see the 'time remaining' battery estimate Apple just removed" BGR 8:00 AM
  • "Apple MacBook update removes battery life estimates" Telegraph 7:15 AM
  • "As ax awaits Apple's AirPort, wide swath of Netgear routers found subject to serious vulnerability" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "AirPods Now Estimated to Ship in 6 Weeks" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Yes, You Can Still Get a Pair of Apple AirPods Guaranteed for Christmas" AppAdvice 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.2.1 to Developers" MacRumors 1:10 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 10.1.1 to Developers" MacRumors 1:10 PM
  • "Apple offering AirPods battery replacements for free under warranty, $49 without" 9to5Mac 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Updates Its Battery Service Policy To Include AirPods, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 8:06 PM
  • "iOS 10.2-friendly glitch wallpapers add crazy effects to your iPhone" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's new Support app is a one-stop shop for appointments and advice" The Verge 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's Support app comes to the U.S." Mashable 7:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM

  • "5 reasons Apple's $45 wired earbuds are better than its $229 wireless AirPods" Business Insider 8:54 PM
  • "AirPods unboxed: Apple's other new wearable of the future" AppleInsider 5:31 PM
  • "Minix NEO C Mini USB-C to HDMI: Low Cost, Low Weight" The Mac Observer 5:02 PM
  • "A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro" MacStories 9:37 AM
  • "The eero home Wi-Fi system is the mesh network solution Apple should've made" Apple World Today 7:29 AM
  • "Review: Olloclip Core Lens Set for iPhone 7/7 Plus" iLounge 3:48 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa is at Your Command: A virtual personal assistant is like a genie you can summon 24/7." Kiplinger 7:31 AM
  • "OWC Drive Dock with USB 3.1 Gen 1 review: High performance—with the right Mac" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Headphone Review: Less Really Is More" Wired 7:29 AM
  • "Thinksound On2 Monitor headphone review" The Gadgeteer 7:53 AM
  • "The Plextor M8Pe (512GB) SSD Review" AnandTech 8:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hedge Connect shows when offloads have succeeded" IT.Enquirer 7:39 AM
  • "How to Set the Default Camera Mode on iPhone" OS X Daily 3:01 PM
  • "iOS 10.2: 6 reasons you should upgrade: How To Video" CNET 8:09 AM
  • "How to Change Which Apps Track Your Location on iPhone" Time 7:30 AM
  • "How to Organize Your Gmail Inbox to Be More Effective" Envato Tuts+ 7:15 AM
  • "How to Use Siri with the TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV" iMore 7:15 AM
  • "Use Your Apple Watch To Take Perfect Holiday Photos (And Selfies)" Forbes 11:14 AM
  • "Send Feedback to Apple" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "The Evolution Of Apple" Forbes 9:10 PM
  • "Apple's 2016 report card: Grading all the new hardware Apple released this year" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Buy Sirius and Pandora: Cash-rich Apple should also buy the Liberty Sirius tracking stock. It's a difficult transaction that may be worth doing." Barron's 3:05 PM
  • "Is The iPad The Future Of Apple Productivity Hardware? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:09 PM
  • "Opinion: Here are three ways Apple could fix its MacBook Pro battery life estimate" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Cassandra: Dragging Apple Through the Dirt Again" eXtensions 9:29 AM
  • "Apple And The Fake Future" Mac360 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Fake Claims About The Mac" Mac360 8:16 AM
  • "This List Proves Apple (Still) Hasn't Accomplished Much in 2016 [Update] The Mac Observer 7:09 AM
  • "Twitter Has the Right to Suspend Donald Trump. But It Shouldn't." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:51 PM
  • "A Hacker Turned a Keyboard Into a Game of Doom" Gizmodo 3:11 PM
  • "Who is Peter Thiel and why is he advising Donald Trump?" BBC 10:18 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 9 review: Miss your Note 7? This is the big-screened phone to buy" CNET 10:17 AM
  • "Mossberg: Why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is dangerous" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Dial is proof your mouse is holding you back" Digital Trends 7:38 AM
  • "Amazon Go? I'll Stick With Real Stores" PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:39 AM
  • "T'was a Factual Night before Christmas..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Super Mario Run iPhone release date arrives tonight for some" Phones Review 7:46 PM
  • "Vimeo Apps Get Apple TV, Android TV Overhaul" PC Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "Apple's partner LG will have a 32-inch 4K USB-C monitor alongside new MacBook displays at CES" 9to5Mac 1:14 PM
  • "1Password 6.5 for iOS introduces native Apple Watch app, and a better onboarding experience" 9to5Mac 1:14 PM
  • "You can now shop Amazon from the Apple TV" TechCrunch 10:56 AM
  • "GameSir Launches Fastest, Most Accurate, & Comfortable iOS Game Controller at CES – Now on Kickstarter" Thomas PR 10:28 AM
  • "Best Gifts for the Apple Fan in Your Life" iMore 10:27 AM
  • "Camera+ 9 brings RAW Lab, iPhone 7 Plus support, wide color photos, more" 9to5Mac 10:17 AM
  • "Apple TV universal search expands to Apple Music and nine other apps" iDownload Blog 9:38 AM
  • "Japan Airlines Selects IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps to Support On-Time Arrivals, Departures" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
  • "Senior Falls Can Kill. CT Startup Tech Company Wants to Make 'Smart' Fall Detection for Seniors a" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
  • "Google makes it easier than ever to switch from iOS to Android via the cloud" BetaNews 7:51 AM
  • "You can now use Google Drive to switch from iPhone to Android" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
  • "CollabraCam's biggest update yet - EDL, Single Source Audio and More" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "Swangg - The New Social Music App 'That Will Make You Slap Yo Mama' Huh?" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "A calendar for the new millennium" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM unveils plan to hire 25,000 in US on eve of Trump meeting" AFP 7:59 AM
  • "IBM Looks to Invest $1B to Create 25,000 jobs in the U.S." Zacks 9:38 AM
  • "IBM's plans to hire 25,000 U.S. workers aren't new" IDG News Service 3:12 PM
  • "IBM plans to hire 25,000 workers" CNBC Videos 8:59 AM
  • "IBM boss pledges to hire 25,000 Americans in next four years" The Register 3:07 PM
  • "IBM makes clever, safe acquisition, swallows object storage market" The Register 9:38 AM
  • "IBM Could Miss 2017 EPS Estimate" Barron's 3:16 PM
  • "Ransomware spiked 6,000% in 2016 and most victims paid the hackers, IBM finds" CNBC 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft releases a fix for Windows 10 users having trouble connecting to the internet" BetaNews 7:15 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft fixes bug that blocked PCs from the internet" ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "Latest Windows Update Blocks Internet Access for Some" PC Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's new plan is to flood your entire life with artificial intelligence" Quartz 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft AI: Now you can get universal language translator for groups" ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's first Amazon Echo competitor will be available in 2017" Ars Technica 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft teases Amazon Echo rival" BBC 8:59 AM
  • "HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers" ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "HP to add security features to commercial EliteBook laptops: HP said it will add more BIOS protection to its EliteBook 800 series of laptops." ZDNet 10:13 AM
  • "HP's new displays may be an ideal desktop upgrade" The Daily Dot 10:13 AM
  • "John McAfee asks court to block Intel's security spinoff: The security expert claims he is entitled to call his new security company by his name" IDG News Service 7:31 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen could be the defining processor of 2017" ZDNet 3:15 PM
  • "AMD shows off Intel-beating Zen architecture - and provides a glimpse of what its Vega GPUs can do" Computing 10:15 AM
  • "AMD Zen Ready To Compete With Intel And Win" ValueWalk 10:14 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen priced at $500, Intel lowering price to compete with Zen architecture?" Yibada English 10:14 AM
  • "AMD's RYZEN Outshines Intel's Best In 7 Different Benchmarks & Demos – New Horizon Recap, AMD Is Back!" WCCF Tech 10:14 AM
  • "AMD shows off Zen-based microprocessor in action alongside planned next-gen GPU" V3 11:11 AM
  • "AMD Unveils 8-Core 3.4GHz+ Ryzen Processor" UberGizmo 10:14 AM
  • "Understanding Oracle's Value Proposition in the Software Space" Market Realist 9:39 AM
  • "Oracle Stock Lacks Catalysts: The company looks set to report a mixed second quarter but shares could find support at the current valuation." Barron's 7:50 AM
  • "Can Oracle Shine Above the Clouds?" Estimize 3:06 PM
  • "Jury Rules for Arista in Cisco Copyright Case: Networking equipment makers had sparred over technology for hardware commands" [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Cisco To Terminate $1B Public Cloud Unit" Investopedia 3:49 PM
  • "Cisco: We're not a hardware company/CEO discusses 'misunderstanding' people have of company" Channelnomics 10:10 AM
  • "'There is a bit of a misunderstanding about Cisco - we're viewed as a hardware company'" Channelnomics 10:11 AM
  • "Trump to tech CEOs: We're there for you/Tech summit sees Trump ask companies for ideas on cross-border trade reform" IDG News Service 3:06 PM
  • "Trump tells tech leaders to call him directly if they need anything: 'We have no formal chain of command around here.'" The Verge 3:09 PM
  • "Trump Meets Tech Industry Leaders With Effusive Greeting" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Trump praises tech leaders for 'incredible innovation'" BBC 3:11 PM
  • "Top Tech Execs to Meet Trump to Talk Jobs, Regulations: Prominent Silicon Valley executives will meet with Donald Trump in a high-profile summit" [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Tech leaders to make peace, or press their case, with Trump" Associated Press 7:58 AM
  • "Trump to meet US tech bosses" BBC 8:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Walkley: Strong iPhone share gains have slowed" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:26 AM
  • "Arcuri: No signs of iPhone cuts" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:38 AM
  • "Starbucks Brews Up a Tax Storm as Apple Gets Set to Fight EU" Bloomberg 7:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks market ends lower as Fed points to 3 rate hikes in 2017: 'May take some time for investors to digest,' says analyst" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Seven-Day Win Streak After Fed Ups Expected 2017 Rate Hikes: Stocks retreat from records on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve increases its forecasts for next year's rate hikes." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow 20,000? Not today: Stocks sink after rate hike" USA Today 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street Slides After Fed Raises Rates" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Drops After Flirting With 20000: Fed raises rates, signals more increases than expected in the years ahead" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian stocks press pause ahead of Fed decision: Stocks likely to leap if interest rates rise, as expected" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks slip from multimonth high as Fed looks set for rate hike: Vivendi ups stakes in Mediaset again" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

Tracked Sites >>>

Apple | Apple Service & Support | Apple Hot News | Apple Downloads | Apple Stock | AppAdvice | AppleInsider | Apple Must | App Sliced | AppleToolbox | Apple World Today | Architosh | Ars Technica | ATPM | Automation Orchard | Bare Feats | Betalogue | BGR | Creative Mac | Cult of Mac | Daring Fireball | Digital Arts | dpmac | Engadget | Envato Tuts+ | | gameDB | Gigaom | Gizmodo | iDevGames | iDownload Blog | iDrop News | iFixit | iLounge | iMore | Insanely Great Mac | Inside Mac Games | iPhone Hacks | The Joy of Tech | Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro | LACPUG | Layers Magazine | The Loop | Mac360 | MacDailyNews | MacDirectory | MacGameFiles | Mac Gamer HQ | Mac Kung Fu | Macintosh Resource Page | MacMost | The Mac Observer | Mac OS X Hints | MacPrices | MacReviewZone | MacRumors | MacScripter | Macs in Chemistry | MacSlash | MacSpeedZone | MacStories | MacSurfer | MacTech | Mactrast | Macuarium | MacUpdate | Macworld | Macworld UK | Mashable | Microsoft Office:mac | ModMy | The Mothership | The MUG Center | MyAppleMenu | MyMac | Patently Apple | The PC Weenies | prMac | ramseeker | Recode | Slashdot | Six Colors | TechCrunch | Tech Night Owl | TechRadar | TekRevue | The Apple Post | The Next Web | The Verge | TidBITS | Touch Arcade | Two Guys and a Podcast | VentureBeat | VR on Mac | Yahoo! Tech | 148Apps | 9to5Mac

MacSurfer's Headline News Information

Macworld Web Award 2000 MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and D. Mahaffy
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and D. Mahaffy

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: #%@*$$$$!