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: Friday, February 2, 2018


MacSurfer's Headline News Reader Specials

Charge your MacBook, your iPhone, and your AirPods with this 3-in-1 MFi Lightning, MicroUSB & USB-C Cable. Just $19.99 for a limited time. Perfect for both home and travel.

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

First we get the notch, now hole-punch displays. Which do you like more? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm lawyers were able to get Apple to admit they had no other choice for 4G modem components; due to iPhone XR sales issues, Japan Display seeks help from Taiwan and China's Silk Road Fund, report also notes Apple said to go OLED on all iPhones by 2020; and Foxconn looking at India for iPhone assembly; Adam Engst asks if Apple will fill void in speech recognition now that Nuance has left macOS; once again, Fortune crowns Apple #1 most admired company in world for 12th year straight—reports in our General Interest section; lawsuit settled between Apple, Valencell over accusation Apple stole tech for Apple Watch; Apple expands Apple Pay to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more; "Flexgate", the name iFixit assigns to new MacBook Pro "stage light" design flaw; iPhone XS Max and original iPhone X #4 and #10, respectively, in DxOMark's selfie camera scores.

  • "Tim Cook did something unusual on last night's earnings call, sending a signal about Apple's shrinking universe" ["Apple only showed revenue growth because of the high price of iPhone X. This signals danger for Apple: It is charging more, in a shrinking universe, for a product that may no longer be observably better than its cheaper rivals."]  Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "This is Tim: Transcript of Apple's Q1 2018 earnings call"  Six Colors 8:00 AM
  • "Apple posts record $88 billion in sales, but iPhone concerns loom" CNNMoney 7:27 AM
  • "Despite the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, smartphone sales just ran out of steam: Even with a good performance from Apple's newest devices, smartphone sales dropped dramatically in the last three months of 2017."  ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone sales figures bring Apple investors back to earth: X model sells fewer units than hoped but $999 price sees quarterly profits of $20.1bn" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Apple proves it can still deliver profit growth despite slower iPhone demand" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Apple's user base grows, but analysts probe for more detail" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Apple sells around 10 iPhones a second, mainly iPhone X: Apple is selling more iPhones and generating higher profits with each sale than ever before, the company has confirmed."  Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "What a difference a week makes: Apple's $88.3 billion quarter is even more impressive broken down week-by-week" AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "4 tidbits we learned from Apple's record quarterly results: A deeper look into Apple's record quarter revenue." Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone 'Super Cycle' Pronounced Dead"  Bloomberg 12:14 PM
  • "Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's user base grows, but analysts probe for more detail" Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "Apple R&D spend exceeds $3B for first time, up $410M from September" AppleInsider 8:41 PM
  • "Video: How to permanently disable macOS High Sierra upgrade notifications" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "Friday 5: Favorite apps for iMac Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "Copy Paste Not Working on Mac? Here's How to Fix a Stuck Clipboard" OS X Daily 4:04 PM
  • "How to Set up Your Own Time Machine Server" Intego 12:13 PM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started With Time Machine" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "How to open Microsoft Office docs in macOS High Sierra (without Microsoft Office)" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
  • "macOS Server: As features are cut, what does the future hold for Apple's server software?" Macworld 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Create Your Masterpiece With Canvas Draw 4" prMac 6:20 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Passes Samsung to Capture the Top Position in the Worldwide Smartphone Market While Overall Shipments Decline 6.3% in the Fourth Quarter, According to IDC" Business Wire 7:21 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Tumble 9 Percent to 400 Million in Q4 2017" ["Apple captured first place with 19% global marketshare, nudging Samsung into second position."] Business Wire 7:21 AM
  • "Global Smartphone Sales Dive, but Apple Leads in Market Share" 24/7 Wall St. 7:20 AM
  • "Global Smartphone Shipments Suffered Biggest Ever Fall Last Quarter" Investopedia 7:23 AM
  • "Early HomePod buyers are Apple fanboys — and 92% male" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "BT Bet on Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Has Yet to Pay Off" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "Smoke from mobile phone battery sends two Hong Kong Apple store employees to hospital: Emergency personnel deployed to outlet in International Finance Centre, but no evacuation was needed" South China Morning Post 12:12 PM
  • "Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store" AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "App Review rejecting apps that use Apple emoji for user interface icons" 9to5Mac 5:59 PM
  • "Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple loses bidding war for J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama 'Demimonde'" iDownload Blog 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Loses Out on J.J. Abrams Sci-fi Series to HBO" The Mac Observer 9:45 AM
  • "DOJ: Chinese counterfeiter pocketed over $1M smuggling fake iPhones & iPads into the US" 9to5Mac 8:20 PM
  • "A traveling frog exposes concerns within Apple's Chinese App Store"  TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Warriors coach Steve Kerr blames iPhone X for 'oops' tweet" CNET 8:20 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Republicans and Democrats team up for net neutrality in Washington state" Seattle Times 9:19 PM
  • "An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild" Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "Netflix Japan has overtaken Netflix US with the biggest content library" BGR 5:59 PM
  • "Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019" ZDNet 5:59 PM
  • "What you need to know about that big study on cell phones and cancer" ["Be smart: These rats were exposed to high levels of radiation over their entire bodies. This is not how humans are exposed to cell phone radiation. When asked in a press conference if he intends to change his cell phone use, or tell his children to do so, study author John Bucher said, unequivocally, 'no.'"]  Axios 4:21 PM
  • "FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund" TechCrunch 4:05 PM
  • "As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question" Ars Technica 4:04 PM
  • "The CEO who saved Sony is stepping down" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "Google posts its first $100 billion year" CNNMoney 7:27 AM
  • "Mario Kart is Coming to Mobile - The TouchArcade Show #340" Touch Arcade 8:16 PM
  • "158: iPhone SE 2 pessimism, iBooks revamp, and iOS 12"s focus on fixes Happy Hour" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "020: YouTube TV on Apple TV and Valentine's Day Apple Watch Activity Challenge Daily" 9to5Mac 4:11 PM
  • "iMore show 592: Controlling the Chain" iMore 4:04 PM
  • "Apple Q1 2018 Earnings Report -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-02" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "The State Of Apple In 2018 – What The Tech Ep. 386" Thurrott 8:30 AM
  • "How will Sonos compete against Apple's HomePod? CEO Patrick Spence explains Sonos' answer to Apple, Amazon and Google on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7:55 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12" features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Tim Cook: We didn't think about upgrade rates when rolling out the iPhone battery replacement program" BGR 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod speaker needs an iOS device to work: It has Bluetooth 5.0 but you can't just stream audio over it." Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Apple finally lists all the ways you can play audio on HomePod, and Bluetooth isn't one" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "An Apple Supplier Reportedly Cuts Component Production" The Motley Fool 8:52 PM
  • "First HomePod Pre-Order Customers Get Charged as Speakers Prepare for Shipment" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Apple launches iPhone 7 repair program for models showing 'no service'" ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Apple says some iPhone 7s show 'No Service' when they shouldn't, will repair them for free" TechCrunch 8:20 PM
  • "Apple Launches Official Repair Program for iPhone 7 Models Affected by 'No Service' Issue" MacRumors 4:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple TV 4K Models at $30 Discount" MacRumors 4:02 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM

  • "Review: Mophie powerstation AC Portable Power Pack" iLounge 12:13 PM
  • "Review: Zephyr's drone simulator is a great if pricey way to improve your flying skills" ["Which is why I decided to try Zephyr, a simulator for the Mac and Windows that claims to accurately model the actual flight characteristics of the drones it covers ..."] 9to5Mac 9:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "R-Play puts your PS4 games on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 4:04 PM
  • "'A Hollow Doorway' Review - No Triangles, Just Trying Angles" Touch Arcade 12:13 PM
  • "How to Choose the Best iPad for You" Envato Tuts+ 7:55 AM
  • "How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage: Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users, far less than many need. Here's a rundown on what you can do to put your iCloud storage needs on a diet and what other options are available." Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "New Ways to Control Your Apple TV in iOS 11.2.5 and iTunes 12.7.3" TidBITS 5:59 PM
  • "14 ways to cut your iPhone data consumption" Apple Must 10:35 AM
  • "Selling loyalty is more valuable for Apple than selling more iPhones" Mashable 8:20 PM
  • "iPhone X cancellation claims deepen despite strong holiday sales" VentureBeat 4:10 PM
  • "HomePod: Imagining a future family of smart speakers [Concept] 9to5Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's Holiday Quarter iPhone Hat Trick" Tech.pinions 12:13 PM
  • "iPhone sales are much stronger than Apple's Q1 numbers would have you believe" BGR 8:08 AM
  • "My iPhone SE 2 wish list" iMore 8:08 AM
  • "5 Most Impressive iPhone Clones Straight out of China" [Slideshow] iDrop News 7:51 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's Q1 results contained mixed news, but overall they were a big win" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Is It a Problem That HomePod Only Works With Apple Products?" Daring Fireball 7:44 AM
  • "Video cards are so expensive, you're better off buying an entire desktop PC" Digital Trends 6:00 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "February Apple Watch Activity Challenge rewards users with animated iMessage stickers" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Intro app for learning names and faces: pre-orders open on iOS App Store" prMac 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Azure revenue up 98% as it closes gap on AWS" IT PRO 9:18 AM
  • "Clouds from Microsoft, Google, Alibaba all booming, but they still can't touch Amazon" TechRepublic 9:19 AM
  • "Crypto-Mining Botnet Ensnares 500,000 Windows Machines" SecurityWeek 9:17 AM
  • "Over 500,000 Windows Machines Infected with Monero Mining Software" Infosecurity 9:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 surpasses 7 globally to become Microsoft's biggest OS" CRN UK 9:19 AM
  • "Report: Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share" SegmentNext 9:12 AM
  • "No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft" The Register 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft cloud revenues push results to new high" ITProPortal 9:13 AM
  • "Elekta strikes deal to build IBM Watson into cancer care software" Fierce Biotech 9:03 AM
  • "Confirmed: Michael Dell really is thinking about going public again, maybe through a 'merger' with VMware" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Dell confirms that it's exploring IPO, VMware reverse merger" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Dell is 'evaluating' a direct IPO or reverse merger with VMware" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Dell confirms it's considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Dell explores IPO or potential merger with VMware" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "Report: Dell Mulling Reverse Merger With VMware, Special Committee Formed" CRN 9:00 AM
  • "Dell, VMware decide to explore options including merger: Sources" The Economic Times 9:00 AM
  • "Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues" E-Commerce Times 8:57 AM
  • "Intel spin-out could launch AR smart glasses this year" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Intel rumored to be in talks to find a partner for its AR glasses business" BGR 8:21 PM
  • "Intel tipped to release augmented reality specs this year" The Inquirer 8:57 AM
  • "Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory" The Register 8:57 AM
  • "New Intel Coffee Lake 8600 - 8500 - 8300 Models Are Confirmed" Guru3D 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review: a high-end GPU waiting on a future it's trying to create" PCGamesN 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Graphics Version 18.2.1 Is Out" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco - Get ready for the software-powered intelligent networks of tomorrow" ITProPortal 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco To Reinvent Network For Digital Business" Bernama 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco launches Kubernetes container platform" IT PRO 8:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares fall 4% into correction territory"  CNNMoney 4:53 PM
  • "Apple stock loses some sheen on disappointing iPhone sales" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "Wall Street wowed by iPhone X performance, but cools off on expectations of an Apple 'super cycle'" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Breakout at Risk After Earnings" Investopedia 8:18 AM
  • "Strong iPhone prices, cash plans buoy Apple shares after muted outlook" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Shares Climb in Late Trading on iPhone X Optimism" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "Here's What Wall Street Is Saying About Apple's Earnings Report" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "Lanxon: iPhone X Price Point Makes Up For Drop in Sales Volume" [Audio Report] Bloomberg 7:22 AM
  • "Why Toni Sacconaghi downgraded Apple (Video)" Apple 3.0 4:05 PM
  • "How Apple Could Add $32 To Its Stock Price" Seeking Alpha 12:11 PM
  • "'Google is at Apple's mercy' — the trouble in Alphabet's earnings" MarketWatch 7:37 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 on track for worst weekly decline in 2 years: Dow drops more than 400 points" MarketWatch 1:21 PM
  • "Dow Gets Walloped, Falls 450 Points as Bond Yields Spike: Stocks plunge and Treasury yields spike after the U.S. adds 200,000 jobs to payrolls in January and wages increase." TheStreet 1:21 PM
  • "Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in morning trading" Associated Press 1:20 PM
  • "Dow Set for Its Biggest Weekly Fall in Two Years: Blue-chip index falls sharply as disappointing earnings reports and a selloff in government bonds weigh on markets" [Paid Membership Required] 1:20 PM
  • "Earnings worries weigh on Asian markets; China suffers worst week since 2016: Stock indexes in Japan and South Korea suffered earnings-related hits Friday, with Samsung Electronics falling more than 4% after rival Apple's latest quarterly financial results." MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "DAX drops below 13,000 after Deutsche Bank logs a hefty loss: European stocks dropped for a fifth straight session on Friday, with the German market leading the charge south after Deutsche Bank posted a bigger-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter." MarketWatch 11:47 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: #%@*$$$$!