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: Sunday, June 10, 2018


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.

"Former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki says Apple should not have sacrificed battery life for sleek design." Is he right? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

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 stores in London and Beijing to close this month for renovations" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple hires another BBC veteran in its bid to rule hip-hop music: Urban tunes are the new battlefront for streaming services."  Engadget 7:34 PM
  • "iOS 12: Five features we're excited about/Get ready for Memoji, better notifications and ways to cut down on screen time." CNET 6/9
  • "Apple and the State of Web Tracking: It's nearly a given that your internet activity is being monitored, but does it have to be that way?"  The Ringer 6/9
  • "Apple inches closer to $1tn mark as Wall Street tech panic dissipates: Tech's stock market dominance is no longer a Wall Street fear as Apple is close to becoming first company valued at $1tn"  The Guardian 6/9
  • "What's new with machine learning in macOS Mojave" iMore 6/8
  • "Two Indispensables" Rixstep 10:37 AM
  • "How to use the new Stacks feature in macOS Mojave" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "Watch 5 great new features in macOS Mojave" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "Stacks in macOS Mojave clean up your cluttered Mac desktop" iDownload Blog 6/8
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Thumbs Up, Downie" YMP Now 6/8
  • "Time Machine: How to Force a Backup to a Specific Disk" The Mac Observer 6/8
  • "How to use emoji in Mail for Mac in macOS Mojave" iMore 6/8
  • "Future Operating System Interfaces: Will Apple Bring It to the Forefront?" Low End Mac 6/8
  • "MarsEdit developer lists 8 problems with Apple's approach to free trials of iOS apps" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "CMV: Macs and iPads will remain separate product lines for many years yet"  9to5Mac 6/8
  • "I can't take Macs and iPads being split anymore/Commentary: Macs and iPads merging? No. Disappointed? Yes."  CNET 6/8
Press Releases
  • "Focus Matrix is a 'smart task' organizer app for macOS that uses the 'Eisenhower Box' principal" Apple World Today 6/8
  • "Date Time Calc 2.2.1 is an application to calculate future, past dates and time difference between dates on Mac" Tension Software 6/8
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 available in Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and UAE next week" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Siri for iOS 12 is your new BFF, but Apple could ship fewer new iPhones in 2018: Your juiciest iPhone news this week." CNET 6/9
  • "Apple Signs Writers Guild of America Contract on Programming"  Variety 6/8
  • "Apple agrees better benefits for writers on its original TV shows" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "WWDC: Apple Business Manager launches in U.S., globally in summer" Apple Must 6/8
  • "Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over 'stolen' Shortcuts app icon" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "Apple sued for $200,000 over a Siri Shortcuts logo copy, do you think they look alike?" phoneArena 6/8
  • "Apple Faces $5 Million Lawsuit For 'Defective' Apple Watches" Tom's Guide 6/8
  • "Ten years ago, Apple's iPhone 3G brought speed and apps to the smartphone" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "Arizona hot car deaths: Valley father develops BackSeat app to prevent tragedies" ABC 15 Arizona 6/8
Non-Apple News
  • "'Elder Scrolls: Blades' is an RPG you can play anywhere/You can pre-order right now, and the game is out this fall." Engadget 10:41 PM
  • "Liveblog: The PC Gaming Show at E3 2018/Some of PC gaming's biggest hardware and software makers gather together once more." Ars Technica 4:30 PM
  • "Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain: Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free." Ars Technica 8:22 AM
  • "How did hacker Adrian Lamo die? Medical examiner couldn't figure it out: Examiners found a sticker on his thigh identifying him with 'Project Vigilant.'" Ars Technica 6/9
  • "White House says it will release government data to fuel AI research" Mashable 6/8
  • "Frontier Communications' password bug lets anyone into your account" Engadget 6/8
  • "Password reset flaw at internet giant Frontier allowed account takeovers" ZDNet 6/8
  • "Spotify has begun licensing songs directly from artists, could potentially sidestep music labels" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Is Denver a New Kind of Tech Town? Positively." ReadWrite 6/8
  • "Ajit Pai's FCC lied about 'DDoS' attack, ex-chair's statement indicates" Ars Technica 6/8
  • "After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down" Business Insider 6/8
  • "Oath is killing off Yahoo Messenger on July 17" BetaNews 6/8
  • "FCC accused of lying about 2014 and 2017 DDoS attacks" Engadget 6/8
  • "AR for the blind is straight out of Star Trek" ZDNet 6/8
  • "Chrome OS is fixing its app problem with Progressive Web Apps" Engadget 6/8
  • "New Pixel 3 XL Prototype Leak Confirms Huge Screen Notch And Chin" Forbes 6/8
  • "Watch out for Google's new-look sign-in page: It's not a phishing scam/Google says it's about to update its sign-in page because of Material Design."  ZDNet 6/8
  • "Google gearing up for Google Home, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 6/8
  • "Google Could Face Up to $11 Billion Fine From EU for Android Antitrust Violations" Gizmodo 6/8
  • "Google facing another hefty antitrust fine in Europe: Report" ZDNet 6/8
  • "WWDC wrap-up, HTC U12 Plus, Always-on PCs (MobileTechRoundup show #436)" ZDNet 6:13 PM
  • "The Talk Show: Live From Wwdc 2018 With Greg Joswiak And Mike Rockwell" Daring Fireball 3:18 PM
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Developer Ish Abazz's Keynote Reaction, App Restrictions, and New App" MacVoices 6/9
  • "Jamf details Apple's device management news for education, enterprise and Apple TV at WWDC18" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 176: WWDC 2018: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Sonos and AirPlay 2, iOS 12 Live Listen for AirPods -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-08" The Mac Observer 6/8
  • "iMore show 611: Dark Mode IRL" iMore 6/8
  • "We tell you all the best stuff announced at WWDC '18, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 6/8
  • "Podcast discusses iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and interviews author Richard Moss" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "Listen: Apple throws out a lifeline to smartphone addicts/Apple unveiled new tools this week to help consumers reduce their screen time and curb some of the techniques used by marketers to monitor people's browsing activity. Leslie Hook asks the FT's Tim Bradshaw whether this marks the start of a shift in the power balance between consumers and big tech companies." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/8
  • "Intego Mac Podcast: iOS 12, macOS Mojave, Features and Security & Privacy Enhancements" Intego Mac Podcast 6/8
  • "iOS 12 To Offer HomeKit Support For Remote Controls" Redmond Pie 8:19 AM
  • "iOS 12 uses third-party apps to report spam calls and messages: Tackle robocalls through your preferred apps." Engadget 6/9
  • "iOS 12 Features Built-In Reporting Of Spam Texts And Calls" Redmond Pie 6/9
  • "The Apple Watch will soon ditch its mechanical buttons, report says: The Watch's buttons might get the same treatment the iPhone's home button did." Ars Technica 6/9
  • "Apple Watch rumor suggests 'solid state' buttons are coming: The Taptic Engine could add 'Force Touch' like fake button feedback." Engadget 6/9
  • "Next-gen Apple Watch design may feature solid state buttons and a bigger display" BGR 6/9
  • "Next Apple Watch tipped to have solid-state buttons and advanced health tracking" TechRadar UK 6/9
  • "iOS 11.4 seems to have a battery drain problem: Are you finding that your iPhone's battery isn't lasting as long since installing iOS 11.4? You're not alone."  ZDNet 6/8
  • "Here's when and how you can download the new Apple software that makes old iPhones faster" Business Insider 6/8
  • "This is what a bezel-less iPad with Face ID could look like, and it doesn't need a notch" phoneArena 6/8
  • "Apple Taking 'Cautious Approach' to iPhone Assembly This Year, Lowering Component Orders by 20%" MacRumors 6/8
  • "Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 are scary good at predicting your schedule" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 11.3.1 following the release of Ian Beer's new exploit" iDownload Blog 6/8
  • "Apple's USB-C MagSafe adapter will make you want to live the 'dongle life'" Digital Trends 6/8
  • "iOS 11.4 Users Still Have A Change Of Downgrading To iOS 11.3.x For Electra Jailbreak After Apple Stopped iOS 11.3.1 Signing" Redmond Pie 6/9
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Great Father's Day discounts on Apple Watch Series 3" Neowin 10:44 AM
  • "iTunes $100 gift card for $85 w/ email delivery via PayPal" 9 to 5 Toys 6/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6/8

  • "Review: HomeKit compatible First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector more than it appears" AppleInsider 4:33 PM
  • "Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2" AppleInsider 1:19 PM
  • "Best Alternatives to Apple's Magic Keyboard in 2018: Do you like the look of Apple's Magic Keyboard 2, but want something a little different? There are alternatives." iMore 10:49 AM
  • "Best Computer Speakers for Mac in 2018: What are the best speakers for Mac? Here are my top picks!" iMore 6/9
  • "Hands on: Amazon's video-enabled Echo Spot" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "Sonos Beam hands-on review: It sounds like a Sonos, but the Beam pulls one trick none of its brothers can" Digital Trends 6/8
  • "Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone X review: My absolute favorite Spigen case!" iMore 6/8
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Go the extra mile with Nike+ Run Club (Essential iOS Apps #23)" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "'Silverfish DX' Review – A Fun Revival of a Classic High Score Chaser" Touch Arcade 6/8
  • "How To Enable iOS 12 Bedtime Mode With Do Not Disturb Feature" Redmond Pie 8:19 AM
  • "How To Use iOS 12 ARKit 2.0-Based Measure App" Redmond Pie 6/9
  • "How to change Maps' suggested locations on iPhone and iPad: Here's how you can go about editing your suggested location data on your iPhone and iPad." iMore 6/9
  • "How Do Not Disturb and Notifications will change in iOS 12: It's time to take control of all those distracting notifications. iOS 12 makes it easier!" iMore 6/9
  • "Screen Time in iOS 12: Everything You Need to Know" Tom's Guide 6/9
  • "watchOS 5: How to customize Apple Maps navigation alerts" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Get a hands-on look at watchOS 5 [Cult of Mac video] Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "How to See Which Messages Apple is Storing in iCloud" Lifehacker 6/8
  • "How to add Apple Music albums to your Home screen" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "How to Downgrade iOS 12 Beta to iOS 11.4" OS X Daily 6/8
  • "VoiceOver design for a mobile app main menu" Intro App 6/8
  • "How To Enable iOS 12 Quiet Notifications For Specific Apps" Redmond Pie 6/8
  • "iOS 12: How to retry Face ID after a failed attempt" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "tvOS 12 brilliantly fixes the biggest password pain on Apple TV" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "Here Are the 20 New iOS 12 Settings You Should Know About" iPhone Hacks 6/8
  • "Technical Terms: Storage and Memory" MacMost 6/8
  • "My biggest WWDC disappointment: iCloud free tier is still 5GB" 9to5Mac 11:44 AM
  • "Making The Grade: ARKit 2.0 may allow AR to take off in K-12 classrooms" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "Why I'm excited for tvOS 12: Apple TV is getting its newest software, and I can't wait!" iMore 6/9
  • "iOS 12 and Android P want you using your phone less — and that's a good thing: The time is ripe for Android P-ut that phone down and iOS '12 minutes is your lot'" Stuff Magazine 6/9
  • "WWDC: Do Less. No, Do More"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/8
  • "Why Apple is slamming Facebook hard" Mashable 6/8
  • "Watch this guy control an iPhone with nothing but his eyes" Mashable 6/8
  • "Apple is Figuring Out the TV Industry. Competition Beware" The Mac Observer 6/8
  • "Steve Jobs Used This Trick To Time Apple's Strategic Moves Perfectly" Quora 6/8
  • "How Charter Communications and Apple TV are making cord cutting even easier" iMore 6/8
  • "Your iPhone Is Secretly Mapping You" [Video] Mashable 6/8
  • "WWDC 2018: So much more than a keynote"  iMore 6/8
  • "What's eating Apple? Its trading volume has been decreasing exponentially for the past 10 years."  Apple 3.0 6/8
  • "Apple Isn't Your Friend: Apple has been steadily positioning itself as the anti-Facebook for a while now, and between verbal jabs aimed at the social media giant and privacy-focused product decisions, the patient goodwill campaign seems to be working. Unfortunately, Apple isn't going to save us, and now's the time to keep your guard up."  Gizmodo 6/8
  • "Hey iOS devs, you might be accidentally breaking Apple's NDA" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "There's really no reason to buy a HomePod now"  Quartz 6/8
  • "The incredible importance of Siri Suggestions" The Loop 6/8
  • "Got a problem with big tech? Big tech has the solution to that! Facing criticism over the grip it has on our lives, Silicon Valley has developed the idea of 'digital wellbeing'. I don't buy it" The Guardian 6/8
  • "WWDC: What's in iOS 12 and macOS 'Mojave' for IT? Many of the changes and new features Apple execs talked about this week will affect business users and the IT departments that support them. Here's a rundown of some of the major changes."  Computerworld 6/8
  • "Apple's new privacy features are bad for Facebook, but great for everyone else"  Digital Trends 6/8
  • "Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review: The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for" Digital Trends 6/8
  • "Review: Huawei's P20 Pro isn't my favorite Android phone, but it might be the best" The Next Web 6/8
  • "How Cyberattacks and Disinformation Threaten Democracy: Senator Mark Warner warns of future attacks on voting systems, and former DOD Chief of Staff Eric Rosenbach suggests that such attacks may actually endanger democracy."  PC Magazine 6/8
  • "The Pixel 3 XL won't have a dual-lens rear camera, but it'll probably still blow us away" BGR 6/8
  • "iPad magician Simon Pierro gains curious audience in monkey forest" Cult of Mac 6/8
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming June 9: Gene Steinberg meets columnist/podcaster Kirk McElhearn, and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/9
  • "Apple Music Updated With New 'Coming Soon' Section, Improvements To Artist Profiles" Redmond Pie 6/9
  • "Snapchat Makes Bitmoji's Friendmoji Available As An iOS iMessage App" Redmond Pie 6/8
  • "Apple launches Beats Pop Collection" BetaNews 6/8
  • "WWDC 2018 Apple Music playlist released as attendees earn 'Close Your Rings' pins" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Ark: Survival Evolved roars onto iOS and Android next week" Cult of Mac 6/8
  • "Today at Apple launching new design prototyping session to help app developers" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Apple Music makes it easier to see new albums that are on the way" Engadget 6/8
  • "Apple Music Rolling Out Update With 'Coming Soon' Section, Album Launch Dates, and New Artist Profiles" MacRumors 6/8
Computer Industry
  • "How to watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference: Expect some news about Halo, Forza, Gears of War, and maybe a hardware surprise or two" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft bought five studios to fix its Xbox game problem: The company acquired the studios behind 'Forza Horizon' and 'State of Decay.'" Engadget 4:33 PM
  • "Microsoft teases Halo Infinite at E3 2018: Short trailer shows off newly announced 'Slipspace Engine.'" Ars Technica 4:36 PM
  • "Microsoft announces 'Halo Infinite'" TechCrunch 4:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Xbox 'Scarlet' And New Game Streaming Service" Thurrott 7:24 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on its own game streaming service: Play full-quality games on 'any' device." Engadget 6:22 PM
  • "The Elite Microsoft Hacker Team That Keeps Windows PCs Safe" Wired 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft adding ability to remotely install apps to any of your Windows 10 PCs from the Microsoft Store website" OnMSFT 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft to let you remote install Windows 10 apps directly from the Store website" Neowin 8:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 news recap: solar-powered Surface Pen patent, Video Editor app gets added to Windows 10, and more" OnMSFT 8:23 AM
  • "Intel's limited edition i7-8086K CPU is now available for purchase" Neowin 6/9
  • "More details about the 28-core CPU reveal Intel's misleading presentation" Notebook Check 6/9
  • "What Is Intel's New Low Power Display Technology?" Tech Times 6/9
  • "We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD with 500 P/E Cycles" AnandTech 6/9
  • "AMD Is Getting Ready to Overtake Intel With 7-Nanometer CPUs and Graphics Cards" GCR 6/9
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: A great display meets a noisy fan" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Move over, China: With IBM's help, US has world's fastest supercomputer" Tech Wire 6/9
  • "Why Microsoft is buying GitHub in $7.5 billion deal" Washington Post 6/9
  • "Microsoft Gunning To Become The Netflix Of Gaming Powered By Azure Cloud" HotHardware 6/9
  • "Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good: Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops — and better desktops than desktops." Computerworld 6/9
  • "ORNL Summit Reclaims Supercomputing Crown For America With 27,648 NVIDIA Volta GPUs" HotHardware 6/9
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Cramer: I'm skeptical of reports surrounding Apple's iPhones" [Video Report] CNBC 6/8
  • "Apple slides after telling suppliers to slash production by 20%" Business Insider 6/8
  • "Supplier shares hit by report of lower Apple orders" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/8
  • "Foxconn spinoff becomes largest tech company in China as it looks beyond Apple" 9to5Mac 6/8
Industry News
  • "Dow posts best week since March as traders shake off G-7 trade jitters: Dow on track for highest close since March and third advance in a row" MarketWatch 6/8
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Trade Tensions Mount Heading Into G-7 Summit: Stocks rise as markets brace for what promises to be a fiery meeting of G-7 leaders in Quebec City." TheStreet 6/8
  • "US stocks stay mixed as G-7 summit begins; Tech Stocks slip" Associated Press 6/8
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Higher to Post Weekly Gains: Analysts attribute the choppy trading to rising trade friction ahead of a G-7 summit" [Paid Membership Required] 6/8
  • "Asian stocks fall as tensions ramp up before G-7 summit: Tencent, Samsung close lower" MarketWatch 6/8
  • "European stocks close lower, with G-7 tensions 'unnerving investors': European stocks closed lower on Friday, under pressure with trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries on full display as leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies gathered in Canada." MarketWatch 6/8

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: #%@*$$$$!