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: Thursday, July 5, 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.

iPod touch could make a comeback this year according to rumor. Make sense for Apple to bring it back to life? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple Regains the Global Best Selling Smartphone Spot with the iPhone 8"  Counterpoint 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's cheaper iPhones are not the volume sellers pundits predicted: iPhone 8, X are"  AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Apple Registers Several New Mac and iPad Models in Eurasia"  MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "Apple part numbers for 2018 MacBook and iPad models turn up in Eurasia" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple came to NC almost a decade ago. Here's how it changed one community." ["The internet giant has helped create a data center corridor that has attracted other companies and bolstered the economy in Maiden, the Catawba County town where it set up operations in 2009, as well as in nearby Rutherford, Cleveland and Caldwell counties."]  Charlotte Observer 2:02 PM
  • "78 More Customers Sue Apple Over 'Secretly Throttling' Older iPhones in Latest Class Action" MacRumors 11:33 AM
  • "How Apple could disrupt healthcare: A number of recent moves by Apple could turn your iPhone into a personal health hub – and eventually upend the healthcare industry."  Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Apple paid fine for hazardous material handling at North Carolina data center" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Use this popular Chrome, Firefox add-on? Google, Mozilla just banished it: The 'Stylish' extension has been removed after collecting users web-usage histories for over a year." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Boost productivity fast with this free Mac app" Apple Must 6:12 PM
  • "MacOS Mojave: How to customize and markup screenshots and screen recordings" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "How to Use macOS Mojave's New Screenshot Tools" LAPTOP Magazine 10:06 AM
  • "macOS: Entering Fullscreen Mode With a Keyboard Shortcut" The Mac Observer 11:28 AM
  • "How to Find Where Homebrew Packages Are Installed on Mac" OS X Daily 3:06 PM
  • "How to send cool emails from the Mail app with Stationery" iDownload Blog 1:16 PM
  • "How to Restore Files to an External Drive with Time Machine" The Mac Observer 9:46 AM
  • "How To Save a Portion Of a Webpage Or Document as an Image Or PDF" MacMost 9:45 AM
  • "Dark Side of the Mac: Appearance & Materials" MacKuba 10:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Releases Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0, Can Be Updated Through Windows" The Mac Observer 6:34 PM
  • "Latest Insider update for Office for Mac allows you to insert YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations" MSPoweruser 2:02 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The App Store turns 10: How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App Phenomenon"  Apple 12:51 PM
  • "Apple employees across the company use the same question to decide whether a new project is worth it" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Researcher Says iOS 12"s Security Code AutoFill Is a Security Risk" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Apple hosting event in Israel about a Design Verification Engineering course" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Israel co-hosting event for 'first of its kind' 10-month DV Engineering course" AppleInsider 10:04 AM
  • "Are your iPhone apps constantly listening to you? -- Cult of Mac" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "King iPhone Hacker NSO Group Robbed By Employee — Spyware On Dark Web Sale For $50M, Israel Claims" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Hacker hacks iPhone hacking company's secret hacks" Cult of Mac 4:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "How smart TVs in millions of U.S. homes track more than what's on tonight" New York Times 1:22 PM
  • "Net neutrality makes comeback in California; lawmakers agree to strict rules" Ars Technica 1:14 PM
  • "Can net neutrality be saved in Illinois?" Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "Google Duplex being tested in call centers as ethical concerns reportedly slow development" 9to5Google 1:06 PM
  • "Google's voice-calling AI could handle your next insurance claim: The company wouldn't be the first to offer a digital assistant for low-skilled labor." Engadget 12:02 PM
  • "This keyboard attack steals passwords by reading heat from your fingers: Thermanator harvests thermal energy to steal passwords directly from your fingertips." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "LG patent reveals full-screen foldable phone concept with clamshell design" Android Authority 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Registers New Macs, Yelp's Victory, and the Future of Cars -ACM 469" The Mac Observer 4:02 PM
  • "Road to Macstock -Mike Schmitz' Apple User's Guide to Personal Productivity" MacVoices 2:14 PM
  • "The Supreme Court Doesn't Understand the Internet: What Anthony Kennedy's retirement could mean for online speech, privacy, and antitrust." [Podcast] Slate 9:53 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Says 2018 iPhone Lineup Will Have New Colors, Including Gold, Red, Blue, and Orange"  MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "Apple reportedly launching new iPhones in blue, orange, and gold colors" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "New MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs hinted in leaked parts numbers" BGR 6:07 PM
  • "Apple Eurasian Regulatory Filing Indicates 5 New Macs, 5 New iPads" The Mac Observer 9:54 PM
  • "Why the Next iPhone May Have 3 Camera Lenses" [Slideshow] Mashable 10:04 AM
  • "Apple plans a little Mac and iPad summer lovin': A fresh regulatory filing has people speculating Apple plans to announce new Macs and iPads in a surprise summer blast" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2018: Release date rumors and spec speculation" iMore 8:30 AM
  • "Possible Apple iPad Pro 2018 Certified along with other Tablets and MacBooks/iMacs" Nashville Chatter 8:01 AM
  • "Apple taps LG OLED displays for next iPhone Posted: Apple may soon be using LG Display as a 'second supplier' for its advanced organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in the next premium iPhones, sources directly involved with the issue told The Korea Times, Thursday." The Korea Times 8:22 AM
  • "Latest report suggests LG will supply 3-5M OLED screens for this year's iPhones" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Passes Over Intel in Search for 5G Chips for the iPhone"  CTech 8:12 AM
  • "Apple won't use Intel's 5G modem in future iPhones" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Apple is moving further away from relying on Intel, according to new report" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "iOS 12 Public Beta 2 - Fireworks Cleanup Edition" Forbes 12:52 PM
  • "Everyone can now download iOS 12 public beta 2" Cult of Mac 12:52 PM
  • "iOS 12 Dev. Beta 3 Released with GPS, FaceTime and Siri Bug Fixes" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Apple opens iOS 12 Shortcuts app testing to developers over TestFlight" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Wistron not picked to make new iPhones" Taipei Times 9:54 AM
  • "Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 12 to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 2:09 PM
  • "Another Apple Quantum Dot Invention comes to Light that lists LuxVue's CEO as one of the Inventors" Patently Apple 10:24 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves a user interface for searching with Siri" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM

  • "A year with Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro: the ideal worker's tablet" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "Review: Fiio M7 Digital Audio Player" iLounge 12:02 PM
  • "Hands-On: LIFX's Tile wall lighting with Apple HomeKit" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "InvisibleShield Glass+ 360 for Apple iPhone X: Protection for both the front and back glass panels" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW50+ review: weak magnetism" The Verge 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "LumaFusion review: Pro video editing now a reality on iOS devices" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "We downloaded the iOS 12 public beta and here are our favorite features" Mashable 10:59 AM
  • "How good is Apple's Measure app at actually measuring things?" ["Measure is still in beta, so I'm not surprised by the hit-or-miss results thus far. My hope is that as more people use the app and as Apple pushes out more updates, it will improve in its precision."] Mashable 10:57 AM
  • "Notability Improvements and a Replacement for GoodNotes" Macdrifter 8:35 AM
  • "iOS 12: How to share photos and videos with expiring links on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 6:05 PM
  • "How to Control Which Apps Can Access Your Google Account" The Mac Observer 5:37 PM
  • "How To Set Notifications To Deliver Quietly For An App On iOS 12" AddictiveTips 3:15 PM
  • "How to send links to iCloud photos in iOS 12: It might just be a beta feature (fingers crossed it isn't!), but people are pumped about being able to send links to iCloud photos in iOS 12!" iMore 2:17 PM
  • "How to share a link to the selected images and videos in the Apple Photos app" iDownload Blog 1:06 PM
  • "Here's how to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone" Business Insider 10:35 AM
  • "How to add and remove sources on Siri watch face on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 10:12 AM
  • "Rowing with Apple Watch is like 2 workouts in 1. Here's how to do it right." Cult of Mac 10:10 AM
  • "How to scan QR codes with your iPhone or iPad" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Swipe on the iOS Copy/Paste menu to see hidden extra actions" Cult of Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Why You Should Regularly Check Your Internet Speeds" Lifehacker 3:06 PM
  • "Charging habits to maximize battery life" ["Small but regular top-ups are much better for Li-ion batteries than long full charge cycles."] Android Authority 12:54 PM
  • "Is your Apple Watch waterproof? Sort of" CNET 10:06 AM
  • "Upgrade Your Phone's Fingerprint Lock With No Special Software" Lifehacker 8:26 AM
  • "iPhone 8 tops latest best-selling smartphone list, iPhone X comes in third" 9to5Mac 9:44 PM
  • "10 Reasons You Should Put the Mouse on the LEFT If You're Right-Handed" Medium 10:35 AM
  • "Apple's Audacious Bet to Build its Own Maps. Too Little Too Late?" ["This brings me to my key point — that map making, map data collection and keeping maps up-to-date, is an expensive and unending task. It's not in Apple's DNA."]  Counterpoint 8:09 AM
  • "Comment: I understand why Apple wanted its own maps, but it fails the laser focus test"  9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "5 ways we'd improve Google Assistant Routines" Android Central 12:04 PM
  • "How Will IoT Reshape Our Kitchens?" ReadWrite 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS 12 Shortcuts available in beta for developers" SlashGear 9:56 PM
  • "Apple releases new Siri Shortcuts app for beta testing" TechRadar UK 9:56 PM
  • "Belkin's new Lightning-enabled power bank comes with Apple certification" TechCrunch 8:58 PM
  • "Belkin launches 10,000mAh power bank with MFi Lightning input" 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "Belkin's new power bank is charged via Lightning" Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Google's Inbox Gmail app finally updated to support iPhone X" 9to5Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Shortcuts App Beta Arriving through TestFlight Soon" MacStories 1:32 PM
  • "iOS 12"s Siri Shortcuts app goes live for developers only" AppleInsider 1:32 PM
  • "Microsoft may be making a Movies & TV app for iOS and Android" The Verge 3:06 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on a Movies & TV app for iOS" iMore 12:02 PM
  • "CARROT Weather Adds Powerful New Weather Maps" MacStories 10:10 AM
  • "Apple Pay expansion continues across US, Japan, and Spain" 9to5Mac 9:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface $400 iPad rival has Intel Pentium, Windows 10, benchmarks suggest" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft should just bite the bullet and release Surface Andromeda already: The Surface Andromeda tablet is the most exciting product Microsoft may never release. I say grow a spine." Windows Central 11:17 AM
  • "Details of Microsoft's $400 Surface Tablet Emerge" Thurrott 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft: If You Are Going to Put Ads in Windows 10, Be Smart About it (Premium)" Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Release a Dark Mode for" Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Internet download exploit can't attack Microsoft Edge users" OnMSFT 9:29 AM
  • "NetMarketShare's audited figures show Windows 10 closing in on Windows 7" BetaNews 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly finally working on Movies & TV for iOS and Android" Neowin 5:34 PM
  • "Intel confirms 9th-gen Core i9 'Coffee Lake S' CPUs for release this quarter: But don't get too excited, they're actually eighth-gen processors" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Intel might release 9th-gen Core i9 'Coffee Lake S' CPUs this quarter: But don't get too excited, they're actually eighth-gen processors" The Inquirer 9:51 AM
  • "Intel Kills Off 5G Modem Project After Losing 2020 iPhone Contract: 2020 iPhone could run on MediaTek modems instead" Softpedia 7:57 AM
  • "Intel 'halts production' of 5G modems following Apple's 2020 iPhone snub: Apple was expected to be 'main volume driver' for Sunny Peak chip" The Inquirer 10:13 AM
  • "Dell India unveils new Alienware laptops, G series gaming notebooks and Inspiron AIOs" Gizbot 8:10 AM
  • "Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa" IT Web Africa 9:29 AM
  • "Samsung and Arm to power Cortex-A76 CPU past 3GHz" Neowin 7:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why We've Downgraded Apple's Moat Trend"  Morningstar 10:12 AM
  • "Morningstar: Apple's moat is narrow, and staying that way (Video)" Apple 3.0 10:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech rally leads stocks higher; trade and Fed minutes also in focus: U.S. official offers possibility of 'zero solution' over car tariffs" MarketWatch 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Near Day's Highs: Stocks ended near the day's highs as investors shrugged off Fed minutes showing growing concern over trade tensions, and a day before U.S. tariffs are set to go into effect on billions of dollars in Chinese goods." TheStreet 5:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Shrug Off Looming Tariffs: Investors focus on economic data and the potential easing of some trade tensions" [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Asia stocks log another day of broad losses amid unrelenting trade worries" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "European stocks drive higher, as tariff hopes rev up car makers: Euro rises on prospect of earlier-than-expected ECB rate hike" MarketWatch 7:55 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: #%@*$$$$!