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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 9, 2017


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Monday Highlights: iPhone suppliers suffering under weakening iPhone production according to WSJ report, but some claim reports are misleading—coverage in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Axios sat for interview with Tim Cook on HBO Sunday discussing gender diversity in tech, Apple's search deal with Google—more in our General Interest section; Axios also spent time touring Apple's health lab; Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, tells Australian Financial Review Apple mistakenly focused on sleek design of iPhone over battery life; it's official, Facebook can cause depression; TechCrunch got hands-on with foldable display.

  • "Apple praises French iPhone work before talking tax with Macron" Reuters 2:24 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook visits France's Eldim, the company providing iPhone X optical recognition technology"  VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Cook in Paris to Meet Macron Amid Calls for Tech Taxes" Bloomberg 7:58 AM
  • "Rally held in Athenry in support of Apple data centre: More than 300 people have attended a rally in Athenry, Co Galway, to support Apple's proposed €850m data centre for the town."  RTÉ 8:08 AM
  • "Former Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt is being linked with a role at Apple." TBI Vision 12:44 PM
  • "Game of Thrones: Apple Builds World Class TV Content Team" Apple Must 12:43 PM
  • "Apple still offers an iTunes version with App Store, Ringtones and other features removed in 'focused' iTunes 12.7" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Quietly Releases iTunes 12.6.3 With Built-In App Store" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Unsupported iTunes 12.6.3 enterprise version allows for app management, installation" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple quietly releases iTunes 12.6.3 with iOS App Store" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Apple releases 'new' version of iTunes that includes the App Store" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Developers" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 2 to Developers [Download] iClarified 12:52 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 13 review: Now your MacBook Pro Touch Bar works with Windows, too" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "Hands-on: Apple's iTunes can be confusing, but TuneInstructor just makes it worse" AppleInsider 12:49 PM
  • "How to Use Selective Color Editing in Apple Photos" Kirkville 8:27 AM
  • "Create a Surround Sound System in macOS With Speakers You Already Own" The Mac Observer 3:28 PM
  • "How to record your whole macOS screen, or a portion of it, with QuickTime Player" AppleInsider 3:41 PM
  • "Is Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Mac?" Mac Gamer HQ 10:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator now works with HEIF images & integrates with Photos on macOS High Sierra" iDownload Blog 10:51 AM
  • "The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7" Architosh 8:31 AM
  • "PowerCost Monitor helps you monitor your electricity bills" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPhone X might've just ruined a bunch of upcoming Android flagships" BGR 9:26 AM
  • "Apple's head of design says some people 'misuse' iPhones — and it reveals a growing problem for Apple" Business Insider 2:25 PM
  • "Jony Ive says Apple iPhone X took five years to develop" Boston Herald 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Joining Parisian Startup Incubator 'Station F' to Assist App Developers" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "CEO Tim Cook and French president talk education, taxes, and Apple's plans to join Station F" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Kills Deal For TWC Elvis Series In Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal" Deadline Hollywood 8:14 PM
  • "How the Next Apple Inc. iPhone Will Help Fill Intel Corp.'s Factories" The Motley Fool 9:26 AM
  • "EFF Slams Apple Calling iOS 11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Controls a Security Risk" The Mac Observer 8:57 AM
  • "Doctors as app makers? Sure, no coding required: Tools like Doctella are giving medical professionals a cheap and easy way to communicate with patients outside the office." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's 'Free App of the Week' is gone in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: The Beatles beat Apple in court" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Google Pixel Buds Strike Fear In The Hearts Of Professional Language Translators" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "Pixel 2 camera samples back up that record DxO score" The Next Web 3:40 PM
  • "Google shared a bunch of photos and videos taken on the Pixel 2 and they look incredible" BGR 2:24 PM
  • "Google Releases a Multitude of Devices to Counter Amazon, Apple, and... GoPro?" The Motley Fool 8:07 AM
  • "Digital detoxing is a thing. Really: Stressed? Can't sleep? It might be time for some R&R off the grid." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "Calendar Sharing, iOS 11 Tips, and AirPods – Mac Geek Gab 678" The Mac Observer 8:15 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Encore Interview with Science Journalist Maryn McKenna" The Mac Observer 4:58 PM
  • "#162: The Spider Is a Metaphor/Jason's iMac gets a unwelcome visitor and he ponders an upgrade--but is the iMac Pro overkill, or a wise investment? Also, an influx of new emoji are coming to iOS and macOS in the near future, which is more important than you'd think." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:24 PM
  • "iTunes App Store Fix, EFF Slams iOS 11"s Control Center -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-09" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "iPhone X sightings on the rise in San Francisco" AppleInsider 4:15 PM
  • "2018 iPad Pro Models May Feature TrueDepth Camera for Face ID" MacRumors 12:52 PM
  • "KGI: 2018 iPads & iPhones to gain Face ID & TrueDepth camera from iPhone X" iDownload Blog 12:52 PM
  • "2018 iPad Pro Lineup Could Feature TouchDepth Cameras, Face ID" AppAdvice 1:03 PM
  • "Apple could bring Face ID to iPad Pro" CNET 3:40 PM
  • "Apple Investigates Reports of iPhone 8 'Swelling'" Bloomberg Video 7:57 AM
  • "Apple investigating swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus handsets" BBC 7:58 AM
  • "What we know, and don't, about swollen iPhone 8 batteries [Video] CNBC Videos 8:49 PM
  • "Download iOS 11.1 Beta 2 IPSW Links For Compatible Devices" Redmond Pie 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers With New Emoji" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.1 Developer Beta 2 with New Emojis" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 4.1 Beta 2 to Developers, Radio App Now Supports Cellular¬† [Download] iClarified 12:52 PM
  • "Apple Working on Fix for Reachability Bug in iOS 11" MacRumors 8:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "First impressions of the iPhone X" Mashable 3:45 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: Ambition, meet reality/Image quality is great, but the admirable TV app moonshot didn't quite make it." Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "My first week with Apple Watch Series 3" Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Watch Out AirPods, Here Comes Bose" Gizmodo 12:53 PM
  • "Samsung is about to release the widest computer monitor you can buy — here's what it's like" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "VaVa Voom 22 Bluetooth speakers review: Affordable true stereo" TechHive 7:53 AM
  • "ONvocal Bluetooth headset review: These headphones put Amazon's Alexa in your head" TechHive 7:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in watchOS 4.1 beta 2? Hands-on with new changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 8:33 PM
  • "What's new in iOS 11.1 beta 2? A look at new changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "Video: hands-on with new emoji & 3D Touch app switcher in iOS 11.1 beta 2" iDownload Blog 3:45 PM
  • "Video: 100+ new emoji in iOS 11.1—crazy face, shushing face, vampire, broccoli & more" iDownload Blog 4:15 PM
  • "Facebook's Messenger Lite is actually really good" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Sudoku Master Edition is a cleanly designed option for puzzle fans" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "How to share your home Wi-Fi without a password in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 2:25 PM
  • "How to understand the new iOS 11 Notification Center" The Verge 1:03 PM
  • "How To Save a Safari Webpage as a PDF with iOS 11" MacTrast 12:53 PM
  • "Translating With Siri" MacMost 9:57 AM
  • "How To Install GBA4iOS 2.1 On iOS 11 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 9:05 AM
  • "Apple: How to switch from 'offish' to 'off'" Apple 3.0 8:13 AM
  • "How to unlock an iOS device when you've forgotten your password or changed your account" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "iOS 11 annoyances, and how to fix them" ZDNet 4:08 PM
  • "How to Take Control of True Tone on iOS, iPad and iPhone" Apple Must 2:17 PM
  • "Tips for maximizing battery life on iOS 11" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead" Business Insider 4:52 PM
  • "No, Apple Does Not Deliberately Slow Old iPhones Down" Apple Must 1:26 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2: 8/10ths of an Apple-Killer Strategy"  TechNewsWorld 1:23 PM
  • "The iPhone 8's best feature is one that most people will never get to use" ["That feature is fast charging. Seems like a simple feature, but it's revolutionised the way that I use my iPhone."]  ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "I fell into a rabbit hole called Youtube, and that changed my thinking on blogs and podcasts." Chuq Von Rospatch 9:58 AM
  • "Google's new Clips meets the HAL 9000" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter' Is Now Available Worldwide" Touch Arcade 8:14 PM
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Mortal Kombat X', 'The Simpsons: Tapped Out', 'Gardenscapes', 'CSR Racing 2', and More" Touch Arcade 1:02 PM
  • "Hollywog LLC Announces Launch of WiTouch®Pro Bluetooth® TENS Therapy for Back Pain" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "This App Makes It Easier To Combine Photos Into One Shared Album" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Weather Reminder for iOS is the First Activity Planner Which Considers Weather Conditions" Arkady Krachkovsky 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it" The Register 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft done making Windows phones, even Bill Gates doesn't use one any more!" The Economic Times 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft admits defeat, says no new Windows Phone features or devices coming in the future" iDownload Blog 9:09 AM
  • "Windows Phone has been dead for years, but Microsoft finally just admitted it" BGR 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile is basically dead – at least according to Microsoft" TrustedReviews 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft has finally admitted that Windows Phone is dead" The Inquirer 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft retires Windows Phone" IT PRO 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms no new Features Coming in Windows Phone" CDR Info 9:06 AM
  • "Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet" Pocket-lint 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Joe Belfiore admits Windows Phone is dead -- only bug fixes and security updates to come for Windows 10 Mobile" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Windows 10: If you're still running this older version, it's now time to upgrade" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland" Microsoft 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft and General Electric invest in Irish wind technology" Irish Times 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft harvests Irish wind" renews 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft inks 15-year deal to buy energy from GE's new wind farm in Ireland" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "IBM wants lawmakers to protect dreamers by the end of the year and is going all out to persuade them" Business Insider 5:17 PM
  • "IBM Ireland's Sinead Scully: 'To win in the future of work, data matters'" SiliconRepublic 8:56 AM
  • "HP introduces HP Pavilion Power notebook range in India" OnMSFT 8:54 AM
  • "HP unveils 'Pavilion Power' notebook for creative professionals at Rs 77,999" The Economic Times 8:53 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils new range of storage portfolio" Trade Arabia 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC Introduces New All-Flash Storage Systems to Help Customers Modernize and Transform IT" Al Bawaba 8:51 AM
  • "Windows tablet market growth aids Intel" EENews 8:49 AM
  • "Flawed BIOS Implementations Lead to Intel Boot Guard Bypass" SecurityWeek 8:49 AM
  • "Intel planning hybrid CPU-FPGA chips" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "Intel is said to shutter its augmented-reality goggles brand" The Star: Malaysia 8:48 AM
  • "Telia, Ericsson and Intel deploy 5G in Europe" Trade Arabia 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Z370 motherboards round-up: 17 times Coffee Lake" Hardware.Info 8:47 AM
  • "The 7nm AMD Navi GPU architecture is set for an August 2018 release" PCGamesN 8:44 AM
  • "The biggest announcements from Oracle OpenWorld 2017" Computerworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Fashion Group Gap deploys Oracle retail cloud services" Fiber2Fashion 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Launches 'Cloud at Customer' Solution in the UAE" Al Bawaba 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco to open 'first of its kind' innovation centre in Dubai" Arabian Business 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco to offload data virtualisation business" Tech Central 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco sells data virtualization unit to Tibco" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Beyond Kaspersky: How a digital Cold War with Russia threatens the IT industry" ZDNet 4:08 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A Unique Apple ETF Play in Emerging Markets" ETF Trends 1:14 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower in thinly traded session; GE has biggest drop since June 2016: SPY sees lowest full-day trading volume since 2004" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Aren't Doing Much on Columbus Day, Wall Street Lower: Stocks are leashed close to the flatline on Monday, Oct. 9, with investors having little reason to extend a record run that stretched through most of last week." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Wall Street recedes from highs as quarterly reports loom" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip in Quiet Session: Energy shares in the S&P 500 rise, among the best performers in the broad index" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Chinese stocks rise after weeklong holiday: Hong Kong pulls back after last week's gains; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Spanish stocks stage a comeback, helping lift Europe higher: European stocks nudged higher Monday, finding support from advances in Spanish stocks and strength in German economic data." MarketWatch 11:48 AM

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