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: Saturday, February 25, 2017


MacSurfer's Headline News Reader Specials

Wirelessly charge your iPhone X or iPhone 8 with this Qi Wireless Fast Charging Pad. Just $10.99 for a limited time. Perfect for the desk or the bedside table. No charging cable to plug/unplug!

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

Have you been victimized by "sneaky subscriptions" in apps from the App Store? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Apple facing opposition in Australia over plans to build mega-store as group seeks to have site get heritage protection; Jason Snell explains why it is a "huge win" for Apple to get Photoshop on iOS; Apple Gazette on the very real threat of ransomware on the Mac; ever wondered how Time Machine does its thing?; Facebook's troubles aren't over, report that nearly 1/4th of Apple employees plan to dump their accounts, and now advertisers accuse the social network of witholding fact video ads aren't being watched in order to keep them paying for such advertisements; Google's Pixel 3 uses pioneering camera tech; Apple announces this Friday as start of iPhone Xr pre-orders.

  • "Apple: The Song Remains The Same/The amount of information on Apple on a daily basis is mind-boggling. At the end of the day however, what really matters is the iPhone, which represent 70% of revenue. Services are not [what] will propel Apple's stock higher, share repurchases will."  Seeking Alpha 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Oscar Moment Is Coming: Amazon made history this year as the first internet company to score an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but it could soon be overtaken by Apple." TheStreet 7:36 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Need to Dazzle in a Slow Market: Smaller players will shine in Barcelona next week as they fight for faster-growing emerging markets" [Paid Membership Required] 2/24
  • "Samsung is now taking the second Apple v. Samsung patent case to the Supreme Court"  Foss Patents 2/24
  • "Apple reportedly pays big bucks to buy, shut down The company recently bought the rights to the domain, which was previously held by an Asian social networking site." CNET 2/24
  • "Apple is expanding its Seattle offices to focus on AI and machine learning" The Verge 2/24
  • "A world free of charging cables? It's all up to Apple: Wireless charging sounds like a great idea. Too bad a chaotic number of different players and technologies keep muddling it up for everyone."  CNET 2/24
  • "Apple extending Seattle footprint with new offices dedicated to AI and machine┬álearning" VentureBeat 2/24
  • "Dangerous New Mac Ransomware Targets Software Pirates" Forbes 2/24
  • "Cloudflare Security Bug Exposed Data from 3,400 Websites" MacTrast 2/24
  • "Month in Review: Apple Security in February 2017" Intego 2/24
  • "Screenshots with SnapClip" Dr. Drang 12:58 PM
  • "How to Take Screenshots With the MacBook Pro Touch Bar" LAPTOP Magazine 7:54 AM
  • "How to back up via a network without using Time Machine: Time Machine isn't the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives." Macworld 2/24
  • "Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no: Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers." Macworld 2/24
  • "How to master macOS whois command basics" TechRepublic 2/24
  • "How to speed up your Time Machine backups" iMore 2/24
  • "Every Included Mac App In About 3 Minutes" MacMost 2/24
  • "How to make macOS Sierra's Safari show the full address for websites" Apple World Today 2/24
  • "iOS for consumers, macOS for professionals" OSNews 2/24
  • "A Handful Of Useful Mac Apps" TeraTalks 2/24
  • "Apple's WebGPU Standard Proposal—Aiming at Common Access to Explicit Graphics" Architosh 2/24
Press Releases
  • "SmallCubed Mail Act-On" iLounge 2/24
  • "Block Websites Mac with All-new Cisdem AppCrypt 3.5, 20% Off" Cisdem 2/24
  • "Flower Pot: AmigaOS 4 install tool for Windows and macOS" OSNews 2/24
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, other tech giants will support transgender student's case: Microsoft, PayPal, eBay and IBM will also sign the amicus brief to support his legal battle." Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Rare iPod Classic prototype with red internal board makes its way to eBay" 9to5Mac 9:57 AM
  • "The best Apple ad from each year since its 1984 Super Bowl hit" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Seiko To Re-Release Limited Chariot Series 'Steve Jobs' Watches From His Iconic 1984 Portrait" Redmond Pie 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone Screen Repairs By Third Parties Now Get Some Warranty Coverage" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "After Bendgate Apple Now Faces Meltgate" Forbes 2/24
  • "Apple looking into reports iPhone 7 exploded while owner was asleep" Telegraph 2/24
  • "Apple Is Investigating An iPhone 7 Plus That Caught On Fire" Forbes 2/24
  • "Apple 'Looking Into' Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral" Gizmodo 2/24
  • "Apple Music just released an album made on an iPhone" Computerworld 2/24
  • "8 Steve Jobs Patents That Changed Our World" Apple Must 2/24
  • "Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs! 4 Inspirational Lessons to Celebrate the Innovative CEO." Entrepreneur 2/24
  • "Steve Jobs Would Have Been 62 Today While MacRumors Turns 17" MacRumors 2/24
  • "Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Jobs!" Cult of Mac 2/24
Non-Apple News
  • "The NBA is Continuing to Experiment with Virtual Reality" Digital Trends 6:08 PM
  • "Trump's FCC wants to let your cable company sell your data, because who cares about privacy?" Mashable 3:55 PM
  • "Machine Learning AI Demolishes World's Top Super Smash Bros. Players" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Meet President Obama's former video game guru, now helping shape Seattle's tech education efforts" GeekWire 1:36 PM
  • "The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April" IDG News Service 1:28 PM
  • "In a Reversal, FCC Rolls Back Some of its Privacy Rules" Digital Trends 1:00 PM
  • "This high-tech bracelet will let you touch your long-distance partner from afar" Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "Google Responds to Reports of Unexpected Account Sign-Outs" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "The Internet Made 'Fake News' a Thing—Then Made It Nothing" Wired 7:44 AM
  • "7 low-cost wearables saving babies' lives in developing countries" Mashable 7:43 AM
  • "FCC to halt rule that protects your private data from security breaches" Ars Technica 2/24
  • "Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Wix has acquired DeviantArt, which may let artists license their work for the site builder" The Verge 2/24
  • "Twitter is locking accounts that swear at famous people" The Verge 2/24
  • "Microsoft hasn't turned a phone into a PC just yet" The Verge 2/24
  • "Google apologizes for issue that reset some Wifi and OnHub routers" VentureBeat 2/24
  • "Google is bringing Allo to desktops, but maybe it should kill some other apps first" The Next Web 2/24
  • "Android Can't Compete With iMessage. Google Is Changing That" Wired 2/24
  • "Interview: Secret messaging app Confide wins new fans in the Trump era" BGR 1:27 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 108 | Red iPhone 7 rumors, iPhone 8 'revolutionary' 3D camera, Apple Park & Steve Jobs Theater" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "Amazon's Echo First Amendment Rights Fight -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-24" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 34: In this episode we talk wth Charlie Austin. Charlie is a trailer editor from L. A. Charlie uses both FCP and Premiere for his job. We talk about what a trailer editor actually does, how he uses Final Cut Pro X in his workflow as well as a bit about coffee, Premiere, Protools, and iMovie." FCPRadio 2/24
  • "Apple shifts policy, says third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
  • "Having a Third-Party Display No Longer Voids Your iPhone Warranty" Digital Trends 4:54 PM
  • "Apple prompting iOS 10.3 users to enable two-factor authentication w/ push notification" 9to5Mac 1:01 PM
  • "The Jet White iPhone is real" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales" DigiTimes 2/24
  • "10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch iPads May Not Ship Until May or June" MacRumors 2/24
  • "Rumor: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models might not arrive until May" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Apple says it fixed the unexpected iPhone 6/6s shutdown issue for some users" BGR 2/24
  • "Apple: iOS 10.2.1 has substantially reduced iPhone 6, 6s shutdown issues" iDownload Blog 2/24
  • "Why New iPhone Features May Force Supply Chain Reshuffle" [Video Report] Bloomberg 2/24
  • "Apple cut ties with server vendor after potential security issues were found" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "iPhone 8 Base Model To Have 64GB Internal Storage, Bye Bye 32GB Variant" Tech Times 2/24
  • "The iPhone 8's upcoming 3D FaceTime camera could make selfies great again" BGR 2/24
  • "Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Apple Extended its MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program" MacRumors 2/24
  • "Apple extending coverage of Retina MacBook displays with 'Staingate' issue" 9to5Mac 2/24
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/24
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/24
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/24

  • "Beats X may be the greatest wireless earbuds yet" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 2:34 PM
  • "Netgear R9000 Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart Wi-Fi Router review" CNET 4:48 PM
  • "Watch this 3D X-ray of the AirPods composited from 900 different images" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone 7 w/ Qi wireless charging base" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "Review: LaCie Bolt3 Thunderbolt 3 Drive" Bare Feats 2/24
  • "Beats X headphones review: Apple's AirPod alternatives" Telegraph 2/24
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Amazon's Alexa Vs. Apple's Siri : 24 Questions, 1 Winner" Forbes 1:16 PM
  • "5 games that are better on iPhone SE than iPhone 7 Plus" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Enjoy Outdoors Activities With These Top 5 iPhone Apps" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Record Bird Is Apple Music's Missing Discovery Tool for New Releases" MacStories 2/24
  • "Hidden Folks Review: A cute and whimsical Where's Waldo for the digital age" iMore 2/24
  • "How to Quickly Add Widgets to iPhone with 3D Touch" OS X Daily 1:01 PM
  • "Become Tech Savvy: Navigating iOS with ease" 9to5Mac 10:53 AM
  • "How to Set up Gmail on Your iPhone or Android Device" Digital Trends 8:55 AM
  • "How to selectively back up app data over iCloud" iMore 2/24
  • "5 stock iOS widgets to keep your day on track" Cult of Mac 2/24
  • "How to Turn On Private Browsing in Android and iOS" Digital Trends 2/24
  • "How to configure VPN access on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 2/24
  • "Using the iPad for: Taking notes and planning" Matt Gemmell 2/24
  • "15 iMessage Tips and Tricks All iPhone Users Need to Know" AppAdvice 2/24
  • "How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone" AppleInsider 2/24
  • "Everything you need to know about Verizon's Unlimited plan" iMore 2/24
  • "This Quiz Will Reveal Which Messaging App You Should Use" BuzzFeed 2/24
  • "Three steps to make managing passwords easier" PCWorld 2/24
  • "Apple Keeps Quiet as the iPhone and iPad Rumors Get Louder" Fortune 6:51 PM
  • "Apple to win an Oscar in 2023 - analyst"  Reuters 2/24
  • "Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump's Waters" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Adventures in Siri failures: Reminders edition" Six Colors 2/24
  • "Apple Glasses: Goodbye, Freaks; Hello Fashion" Mac360 2/24
  • "How The iPad Can Replace The Mac" Mac360 2/24
  • "On The Insecurities Of Text Messages" NoodleMac 2/24
  • "Comment: The need for perspective when iPhones (and other devices) catch fire" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "Will Apple add facial recognition or iris scanning to the next iPhone? Rumors abound how Apple could take the next step past Touch ID when it comes to securing our phones." Macworld 2/24
  • "Nintendo Switch's kickstand isn't very good: You probably won't have to worry about breaking it, though!" CNET 5:17 PM
  • "Conversational AI and the road ahead" TechCrunch 4:03 PM
  • "How Nokia made the modern cell phone: Nokia is planning a comeback at Mobile World Congress by releasing its first Android phones. For a company that made so much mobile history, the stakes are high." CNET 2:34 PM
  • "BlackBerry's new keyboard phone is doomed to be a noble failure" The Verge 4:54 PM
  • "Hands On: BlackBerry 'Mercury' Becomes KeyOne" PC Magazine 1:27 PM
  • "Who could be the 'Dark Horse' in Future Tablet Wars? Amazon" Patently Apple 10:53 AM
  • "Amazon Goes with First Amendment to Protect Alexa Recordings" The Mac Observer 2/24
  • "Report: Why the big challenges in AI aren't close to being solved" TechRepublic 2/24
  • "To Tweet Is Human, to Delete Divine" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/24
  • "Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to have more power in our lives, and we should resist"  Recode 2/24
  • "Trump's FCC Pick Is Threatening the Jobs His Boss Promised America" Backchannel 2/24
  • "Google Daydream View: The smart person's guide" TechRepublic 2/24
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "10 iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Tweaks Worth Checking Out This Week" Redmond Pie 9:25 PM
  • "Coming February 25: Gene Steinberg meets Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2/24
  • "Linea sketching app for iPad updated with new Apple Pencil features, Presentation Mode, more" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "Jeep unveils 2017 Compass with CarPlay as Porsche shows off Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with Apple Watch integration" 9to5Mac 2/24
  • "PrimaveraReader available on iOS platform" prMac 2/24
  • "iTunes Remote App gets Two-Factor Authentication Support" The Mac Observer 2/24
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft protecting Mexican people with new cybersecurity center" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "Intel Begins Price War With AMD Ryzen - Massive Price Cuts on Intel Chips By Retailers" WCCFTech 11:04 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Dominates Intel's Kaby Lake & Skylake In Performance/Price Charts – 1800X, 1700/X & 1600X Offer Unmatched Value" WCCFTech 11:04 AM
  • "Why This Key Analyst Is Taking a More Bullish Stance on IBM" 24/7 Wall St. 9:22 AM
  • "Shedding Soviet history, Estonia aims to be world's most pro-tech nation" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows update: Major new redesign coming this year, company confirms" Belfast Telegraph 2/24
  • "Microsoft Windows set for a makeover" News Talk 2/24
  • "Microsoft Hosts Successful Conference On Digital Transformation" Jamaica Gleaner 2/24
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone release date, news & update: Poor performance of Windows mobile operating system a cause of worry" International Business Times 2/24
  • "As Windows 10 Creators Update nears completion, new build focuses on fixes: Lots is fixed, but some strange glitches persist." Ars Technica 2/24
  • "Big Data news: University of Texas pulls plug on IBM Big Data project" IT PRO 2/24
  • "Welcome to IBM Watson's Internet of Things HQ, where the office is an ecosystem and AI is 'augmented intelligence'" The Drum 2/24
  • "No silver lining in the cloud for HP Enterprise as revenues slump 10pc" SiliconRepublic 2/24
  • "Personal Computer sales dip 15% in 2016; HP furthers its lead" India Info Line 2/24
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise earnings were a mess: HPE stock downgraded, analysts call report 'ugly' and 'messy' after sales fall short and earnings guidance is slashed" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "HP Inc. Surged To A New High On Better Than Expected Q1 Earnings" RTTNews 2/24
  • "Complete List Of AMD AM4 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen, Asrock, Gigabyte, Asus, Biostar, MSI AMD AM4 Motherboards" SegmentNext 2/24
  • "AMD's Upcoming Ryzen Processor Overclocked, Scores A New World Record In Cinebench" Digital Trends 2/24
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU pushed beyond 5.2GHz on all 8 cores (Video)" Hexus 2/24
  • "AMD Ryzen Complete Lineup Prices Revealed, From High-end to Entry Level" SegmentNext 2/24
  • "AMD Ryzen's Six-Core, Four-Core Ryzen 5 Processors To Launch In Q2 2017" SegmentNext 2/24
  • "AMD Ryzen UK release date: Find out pre-order price, and benchmarks" Express UK 2/24
  • "Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Magic Quadrant, Market Guide and Invest Insight" Gartner 2/24
  • "Cisco Ex-CEO Addresses Trump Era's Looser Rules" Investopedia 2/24
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple still trades like a steel mill on its way out of business" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:01 PM
  • "Time To Sell Apple? Warren Buffett Says 'No,' But Al Gore Thinks So" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Berkshire's Apple Gain Is $1.6 Billion; Purchase Price Disclosed" Bloomberg 7:53 AM
  • "Al Gore Just Sold Half His Apple Stock And Made Nearly $40 Million" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Former US Vice President Gore Sells $29Mln in Apple Stock" Sputnik News 2/24
  • "IBM And Apple: The Truth About Buffett's Technology Buys" Forbes 2/24
  • "The $9 billion case against Tesla and why investors are betting against Amazon, Apple and Chipotle" Barron's 2/24
  • "Apple Rally Threatens to End Brief Stock Picker Renaissance" Bloomberg 2/24
Industry News
  • "Dow posts 11th straight record; S&P 500 sees fifth straight weekly gain: Dow's 11-day streak of records is longest since 1987" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "Dow Extends Record-Breaking Streak Into Day Eleven in Final Seconds of Trading: The Dow Jones Industrial Average extends its record-breaking streak on Friday in a nail-biting end of the day." TheStreet 2/24
  • "Wall Street Edges Higher, Dow Extends Winning Streak" Reuters 2/24
  • "Investors Seeking Yield Buoy Utility Stocks: Major indexes spent most of the session in the red before a buying spree in the last half hour of trading drove shares higher" [Paid Membership Required] 2/24
  • "Asian markets dip as investors cash out after dovish Fed minutes: Stocks pull back as U.S. fiscal stimulus seems farther off" MarketWatch 2/24
  • "German DAX falls nearly 2% as Trump tax-policy doubts lift euro: Vivendi chairman under investigation in Italy, reports say" MarketWatch 2/24

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: #%@*$$$$!