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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, August 4, 2018


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Weekend Highlights: Apple found to have broken California labor laws so says state's supreme court, company must pay store employees overtime for time waiting to have bag(s) searched; Ben Lovejoy says Apple needs to accept ruling, apologize, and pay up; photographers will be interested in this review of Loupedeck+, compatible with a number of macOS apps; Jason Snell on Malwarebytes' report of rise in Mac malware, viruses; iPads with Google Forms will be used to track Nevada Democrat caucus to avoid repeat of Iowa caucus; Signal app hopes to go mainstream providing secure secure messaging for the masses; CEO of Epic Games calls for end to loot boxes; YouTuber EverythingApplePro compares new Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max.

  • "The greedy ways Apple got to $1 trillion"  TechCrunch 9:51 AM
  • "John Sculley: Tim Cook got Wall St. to love Apple (Video)"  Apple 3.0 6:56 AM
  • "TSMC says a number of fab tools infected by computer virus" ["TSMC, a major supplier for Apple Inc, said a number of tools were infected on Friday."] Reuters 6:51 AM
  • "Apple chipmaker TSMC hit by virus attack, taking down production at multiple factories" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Apple chip manufacturer TSMC factories taken down by computer virus" AppleInsider 12:23 PM
  • "iPhone chip maker TSMC fights virus at factories: Several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. facilities go down. The iPhone chips may or may not be impacted." CNET 4:47 PM
  • "Apple's Road to a Trillion Dollar Company: In late 1996, while serving as an outside adviser to Apple and their executive committee, I was called in to meet with then CEO Gil Amelio. During this meeting, he asked me about the idea of acquiring NeXT and bringing Steve Jobs back to work with him as a consultant to this project. The idea was to use the NeXT OS core for the new Mac OS and build on this."  Tech.pinions 8/3
  • "Steve Jobs nearly kept Apple from inventing its most successful product —the iPhone: Apple hit a market cap of $1 trillion on Thursday, becoming the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the historic record."  CNBC 8/3
  • "Triumph of the iPhone: Apple cracks trillion-dollar mark"  Associated Press 8/3
  • "Apple is first $1,000,000,000,000 company: It's only a couple of months since our Race to a Trillion dollars (in market value) series, but Apple has already crossed the finish line, well ahead of rivals Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Will Apple be Able to Hold on to its $1 Trillion Crown?" Zacks 8/3
  • "Apple Hit $1 Trillion: Growth In Asia & China Key Going Forward" Zacks 8/3
  • "Read Tim Cook's Email To Employees About Apple's $1 Trillion Milestone: 'While we have much to be proud of in this achievement, it's not the most important measure of our success.'"  BuzzFeed News 8/3
  • "Tim Cook on $1 trillion valuation: Keep your eye on the ball" CNNMoney 8/3
  • "Apple CEO calls $1 trillion value a 'milestone' but not a focus" Reuters 8/3
  • "iPhone to see challenges in China" ["In terms of unit shipments, Apple ranked third in China in the first half, trailing Oppo's 38 million units and Vivo's 35.5 million units. But Apple was the top vendor in terms of sales value with iPhone revenues totaling CNY172.7 billion (US$25.238 billion), Sigmaintell reported. Huawei shipped a total of 58.96 million units in first-half 2018 but the figures were divided and assigned to Huawei- and Honor-brand, respectively."] DigiTimes 8/3
  • "Hands on: Watch the temperatures of your MacBook Pro with iStat Menus 6" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "Hands on: Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 on the Mac is superb even if it still isn't Photoshop" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "The Basic Ingredients for Your Podcast Recipe: Making your own audio show can be fun and relatively inexpensive, but you should have a plan and get the right gear before you hit the Record button." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Exploit Apple Mail's hidden power-user features on the Mac with these five tips" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "How to create and format lists in Stickies for Mac" iDownload Blog 8/3
  • "Seven Useful macOS Tips You Might Not Know" MacRumors 8/3
Press Releases
  • "Enjoy 25 Gorgeous New MacOS Mojave Wallpapers" OS X Daily 8/3
  • "CLIX:" Rixstep 8/3
  • "Cardhop for Mac brings Instagram integration, drag and drop improvements & other perks" iDownload Blog 8/3
  • "Melodyne has a high price tag but makes it easy to work with audio files" Apple World Today 8/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How my Apple Watch helped me through another health crisis: Chuck La Tournous had a new health problem and found ways to use his Apple Watch to address it."  Macworld 8/3
  • "Apple found guilty of infringing WiLan patents, must pay $145 million" Digital Trends 8/3
  • "Apple might have hit $1 trillion, but its major rival Huawei thinks it can become number 1 in smartphones by 2019" Business Insider 8/3
  • "Huawei and Apple's tablet sales rise despite big market segment decline" Digital Trends 8/3
  • "Apple's Android rivals are going all-in on folding phones in 2019" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "Apple's home city Cupertino wants a Hyperloop: It could whisk Apple workers from San Jose to Cupertino in 5 minutes." Engadget 8/3
  • "Who is Ronald Wayne, one of Apple's co-founders..." [Video Report] CBS News 8/3
Non-Apple News
  • "DNC Tells Candidates To Stay Away from Huawei, ZTE Products" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "Fortnite is putting users at risk, to prove a point about Google's Android monopoly" CNET 8/3
  • "FCC Almost Does Something Right, and It May Give Google Fiber a Boost" Gizmodo 8/3
  • "Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android" BBC 8/3
  • "Huawei, Qualcomm, and patent holders' three preferred ways to gain anticompetitive leverage" Foss Patents 8/3
  • "Girls Who Code encourages STEM, one coding class at a time: The nonprofit's Summer Immersion Program aims to catch girls before their interest in computer science plummets." CNET 8/3
  • "Edge computing, AI to drive smart storage development, says Seagate executive" DigiTimes 8/3
  • "After beating Apple. Huawei aims to overtake Samsung by end of 2019" Android Authority 8/3
  • "Leaked Samsung video confirms 512GB Galaxy Note 9" The Verge 8/3
  • "Noodlecake and Fortnite – The TouchArcade Show #364" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Dave Mark's new MacBook Pro" [Podcast] The Loop 8/3
  • "Vergecast: Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories" The Verge 8/3
  • "Security Software Deep Dive: How Intego NetBarrier Firewall Works" Intego Mac Podcast 8/3
  • "Podcast discusses Apple's money, where it comes from, where it goes and more" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "Apple MacBook Patents Envision Touch Keyboards, Invisible Trackpads" Redmond Pie 9:33 PM
  • "iPhone X Plus Is Real, iOS 12 Beta Confirms" Redmond Pie 2:31 PM
  • "iOS 12 Beta 5 is hiding a sketch of a larger iPhone X Plus" Mashable 6:44 PM
  • "Here's Everything We Know So Far About Apple's Next iPhones/It's that time of year again: Apple is expected to release a new suite of iPhones this fall. Here are a few of the top rumors on what's next for Apple's biggest cash cow." TheStreet 7:52 AM
  • "New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Here's what we know: and think we know: is coming/The launch of the next iPhone likely mere weeks away, and the leaks, rumors, and analyst chatter is reaching fever pitch." ZDNet 8/3
  • "Report: 6.1-inch LCD 'iPhone 9' model with dual-SIM to be exclusive to China" 9to5Mac 8/3
  • "New video gives best look yet at 2018 iPhones" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "Hands-on video shows just how massive the 2018 iPhones are going to be" BGR 8/3
  • "Video Goes Hands-on With 2018 iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Dummy Units" iPhone Hacks 8/3
  • "iOS 12 code hints that an iPhone X Pro is coming this fall" Apple Must 8/3
  • "iPhone could scrap free Lightning-to-headphone jack adapter in 2018" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "Apple's 2018 iPhones are rumored to not include headphone dongle in the box" The Verge 8/3
  • "New iPad Pros May Feature Rounded Display [Report] iClarified 8/3
  • "Beautiful Siri concept imagines 'parallel help' ditching full-screen takeover, reinvents iOS multitasking" 9to5Mac 8/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8/3
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8/3
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/3

  • "15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro compared - which upgrades are worth it?" AppleInsider 12:23 PM
  • "13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. 15-Inch MacBook Pro: Which Is Right for You?" LAPTOP Magazine 8/3
  • "NVMe over Thunderbolt: Killer external storage with caveats/NVMe in an external Thunderbolt enclosure will give an older Mac a nice performance boost, and a newer one a spectacular one. But compatibility issues exist." Macworld 8/3
  • "Review: Satechi Type-C Dual Charging Station for iPhone and Apple Watch" iLounge 8/3
  • "Review: Understands, a beautifully neat way to raise an iMac or Apple monitor, with two issues" 9to5Mac 8/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new with Apple CarPlay in iOS 12" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps" Digital Trends 2:39 PM
  • "iMessage: The ultimate guide/How do you use iMessage to send text, pictures, videos, sound, location, and more — right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac?" iMore 2:32 PM
  • "Making The Grade: How I use iPad and Kinderlime to manage after-school care" 9to5Mac 11:32 AM
  • "How to use the Measure app in iOS 12: Ditch the ribbon and pull out your iPhone the next time you need to measure something!" iMore 10:04 AM
  • "How to use Password Auditing in macOS Mojave and iOS" Apple Must 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to turn off In-App Ratings & Reviews" 9to5Mac 8/3
  • "How to rotate, crop, and straighten in Photos for iPhone and iPad: Frame photos exactly the way you want them." iMore 8/3
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to turn off video autoplay for the App Store" 9to5Mac 8/3
  • "How to find Faces and People in the Photos app for iPhone or iPad" iMore 8/3
  • "How to stop using cellular data for iCloud Photo Library syncing" Macworld 8/3
  • "Two Creative Apple Watch Faces with Spiderman and Snoopy" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Technical Terms: Hashtag" MacMost 8/3
  • "PSA: Your,, or Emails Sent via Gmail Might Be Marked as Spam Now" MacRumors 8/3
  • "Thrilling trillions: Apple might actually be successful"  Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "The Story and Analysis of Apple's Trillion Dollar Journey" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Apple's earnings are amazing, but not enough: On the heels of an impressive earnings announcement, Apple officially reached $1 trillion in market value—but is that enough to compete with Amazon?" ZDNet 8/3
  • "So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Apple's Termination of App Store Affiliate Payments Is Unnecessary, Mean-Spirited, and Harmful"  TidBITS 8/3
  • "MacBook Pro (2018): What's changed and what matters most" iMore 8/3
  • "Why Apple's $1 trillion milestone matters" Axios 8/3
  • "10+ reasons Apple hit a trillion dollar market cap" Apple Must 8/3
  • "3 small-but-important details from Apple's Q4 2018 financials call"  Macworld 8/3
  • "Trillion-dollar Apple: What Tim Cook said" Apple 3.0 8/3
  • "With Tuesday Close, Apple Just $9 Trillion from Becoming First $10 Trillion Company" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "So Long Instagram, Thanks for All the #Sunsets: I had an account for seven years, but as the app crept toward 1 billion monthly active users, things went south, and I decided to quit the Facebook-owned photo app." PC Magazine 9:33 PM
  • "Best Windows PC Alternatives to Apple's Mac Pro: Apple finally 'refreshed' the Mac Pro last year, but if you're not impressed these are some great PC alternatives that run Windows 10." Windows Central 12:27 PM
  • "Reddit Should Tell Us More About How it Got Hacked" Motherboard 8/3
  • "The Cost of Buying a $100 Phone" Gizmodo 8/3
  • "RIP A Very Brief History/The video creation platform loved by teens is getting a rebrand. Here are a few of its best moments." Motherboard 8/3
  • "Microsoft Surface Go is a repairability nightmare, and that's OK" BetaNews 8/3
  • "When 'Fortnite' finally arrives on Android, it's skipping Google's storefront — and the CEO of Epic Games told me why" Business Insider 8/3
  • "QAnon conspiracy blew up because of a bigger internet problem" Mashable 8/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SunVox update arrives on multiple platforms and now there's a web player too" createdigitalmusic 6:55 PM
  • "Marantz officially announces AirPlay 2-compatible 2018 receivers/Marantz has announced three new receivers which are Apple Airplay 2-compatible: the SR5013, SR6013 and the SR7013." CNET 8:38 AM
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Pocket City'" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "CarPlay: Wireless coming to Mini Australia, Honda adds to 2019 HR-V, more" 9to5Mac 8/3
  • "Apple Accepting Red Cross Donations for California Fire Relief" MacRumors 8/3
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go is rather hard to repair, teardown reveals" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Set To Launch New Windows 10 Enterprise For Remote Sessions" HotHardware 6:43 PM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: Which 15-Inch Dell Should I Choose?" LAPTOP Magazine 6:45 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper Prices and Specifications Leak" eTeknix 6:46 AM
  • "AMD vs Intel: which chipmaker does processors better? Price and power go head to head" TechRadar UK 6:47 AM
  • "How voice technology will re-shape business: Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect." Computerworld 6:47 AM
  • "PC market posts its strongest quarterly growth in 6 years: A Foolish Take" USA Today 6:45 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Azure will be a huge force in the public cloud for years to come" TechRepublic 8/3
  • "The Morning Download: Microsoft's Approach to the Cloud Pays Off" WSJ Blogs 8/3
  • "Starbucks teams with Microsoft, ICE on new cryptocurrency that can pay for Frappuccinos" CNBC 8/3
  • "The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is teaming up with Microsoft and Starbucks to build an 'ecosystem' for crypto" Business Insider 8/3
  • "Microsoft's M12 leads $6.2 million investment in Hyas to catch cybercriminals" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Microsoft M12 invests in HYAS, a leader in intelligence tools for InfoSec and cybersecurity professional" MSPoweruser 8/3
  • "HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee" PrintWeek 8/3
  • "Intel 10nm delay raises speculation of foundry business scale-down" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Shuttle Launches 1.3-litre XPC Barebone DH310 PC for 8th-gen Intel Core processors" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Origin PC Adds Two New Thin and Light Intel Core i9 Gaming Laptops" Guru3D 8/3
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Packaging Puts Intel To Shame" SegmentNext 8/3
  • "AMD launches a Ryzen chip to rival Intel's Kaby Lake G... but only for the Chinese market" PCGamesN 8/3
  • "New AMD Semi-Custom SOC Combines AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Vega GPU for Gamers in China" CDR Info 8/3
  • "AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles" AnandTech 8/3
  • "AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Retail Boxes Photos Leak" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Tech Data named Distributor of the Year by Dell EMC UK" Channelinfo 8/3
  • "Oracle tells US Supremes: Ignore Rimini Street. You don't need to review copyright case" The Register 8/3
  • "Cisco plans to acquire Duo Security for US$2.35bn, enabling secure connections for users to any network" Vanilla Plus 8/3
  • "Cisco to acquire Duo Security for £1.8bn" The Inquirer 8/3
  • "Going cloud-native costs more than you think" InfoWorld 8/3
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Visualizing Every US Valuation Milestone From 1781: The Road To A Trillion Dollars" Zero Hedge 9:04 PM
  • "Apple represents 4% of the S&P 500.¬†Again" 24/7 Wall St. 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's $1 trillion milestone reflects rise of powerful megacompanies"  Seattle Times 8/3
  • "Why You Should Hold on to Apple Shares: As Apple surges past the $1 trillion mark, strong finances and a positive product outlook point to a premium valuation—and more gains" Barron's 8/3
  • "Ex-Apple CEO Sculley: Tim Cook got Wall Street to fall in love with what Steve Jobs built" CNBC 8/3
  • "Early Siri investor on Apple's rise to $1 trillion" CNBC Videos 8/3
  • "Warren Buffett and other winners from AAPL's trillion dollar valuation" 9to5Mac 8/3
Industry News
  • "Stocks end day, week higher as market shakes off jobs report weakness, tariff tiffs: U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, compared with 195,000 forecast" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Stocks Recover From Trade Jitters to End Mostly Higher: After starting with a sharp selloff on the latest trade tensions with China, U.S. stocks bounced back to end mostly higher Thursday." TheStreet 8/3
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks close up after July jobs report" Associated Press 8/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher After Strong Earnings: The S&P 500 posted its fifth consecutive weekly gain" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Wall Street eyes more gains from Apple, its cheapest $1 trillion stock" Reuters 8/3
  • "Europe's main stock gauge halts 2-session skid as tech sector rallies: Stoxx Europe 600 snaps books a weekly loss of 0.7%, its first decline in the past five weeks" MarketWatch 8/3

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