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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 23, 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.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple could lose $16 billion in war triggered by Netflix"  FOXNews 11:12 AM
  • "Meet the People Helping Tim Cook Run Apple: Dozens of vice presidents are crucial to the Apple of today and the company of tomorrow."  Bloomberg 8:41 PM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook set for $120m windfall later this week, new Mac computer planned"  Irish Independent 6:33 AM
  • "Apple reveals Kyoto store ahead of grand opening on Saturday: Apple late Wednesday announced the upcoming grand opening of its new store in Kyoto, the second in a series of retail debuts and renovations planned for the Japanese market."  AppleInsider 6:45 AM
  • "Saturday on Shij┼Ź Dori" MacTrast 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's Shazam takeover set to receive thumbs up from EU regulators: EC will reportedly wave the deal through with no concessions" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Apple Pay and Apple Watch help customers celebrate America's national parks"  Apple 10:41 AM
  • "Apple to launch a National Parks donation program via Apple Pay" TechCrunch 5:33 PM
  • "Apple confirms TV series order of Asimov's Foundation: The series will be produced by two esteemed screenwriters—and Asimov's daughter." Ars Technica 2:05 PM
OS X
News
  • "Office 365 for Mac users need to be on Sierra or High Sierra starting in September" Neowin 7:10 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Motif, a macOS extension, fills the void of Apple's shuttered photo print service" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "Booting the Mac: the kernel and extensions/The whole purpose of the BootROM and EFI phases is to get to load and run the macOS kernel and its extensions, which is what boot.efi, the 'OS X booter', finally does. Although boot.efi doesn't suddenly vanish, from here on it is very little needed." Eclectic Light Company 7:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 14 Now Available for macOS With Major Enhancements" The Mac Observer 5:47 PM
  • "Windows 95 Is Now Available As an App. Literally." Thurrott 5:41 PM
  • "Apple, Final Cut Pro X and ProRes RAW at IBC 2018 in September" Alex4D 10:42 AM
  • "Free Imposition Software Now Available for Adobe InDesign Users" prMac 7:17 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'" AppleInsider 7:21 PM
  • "Isaac Asimov's Foundation Is Finally Being Made, Thanks to Apple" Gizmodo 5:36 PM
  • "'Foundation': Adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Sci-Fi Trilogy Gets a Series Order at Apple" Decider 5:37 PM
  • "Apple, IBM, and Google don't care anymore if you went to college" Quartz 12:03 PM
  • "Rare Apple-1 Computer Created By Steve Jobs May Reach $300,000 At Auction" Newsweek 11:50 AM
  • "Apple Pay adds 39 more banks across the US and China" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Development of Apple's first Australian flagship store hamstrung by heritage protection order: An Australian government body tasked with administering cultural heritage regulations in the state of Victoria this week enacted an Interim Protection Order that precludes further development of Federal Square, the site of a proposed flagship Apple store, four a period of at least four months." AppleInsider 6:33 AM
  • "Apple Pay Is Now Accepted at Costco Warehouses Across the U.S." MacTrast 7:10 AM
  • "Woman: My iPhone was seized at border, then imaged—feds must now delete data/Lawyer: 'They provided no justification for why they took the phone.'" Ars Technica 11:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "[Exclusive] Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Launching in India for Rs. 34,990" MySmartPrice 7:37 PM
  • "Sony's adorable new Aibo comes to the US in Sept, priced at $2,899" TechCrunch 5:34 PM
  • "Sony's Robot Dog Aibo Will March Its Paws to American Homes in September for $2,900 a Pup" Gizmodo 12:22 PM
  • "DNC cyberattack scare was just a phishing test: The test appeared to be an attack targeting a voter database." Engadget 12:18 PM
  • "Xiaomi Announces a $300 Smartphone with Flagship Specs" Thurrott 12:17 PM
  • "California's strict net neutrality bill is close to final passage: Committee passes bill, sends it to Calif. Assembly for possible vote next week." Ars Technica 11:11 AM
  • "Facebook Says myPersonality App Misused 4M Users Personal Data" The Mac Observer 10:30 AM
  • "EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Trojan malware campaign expands with attacks against new banks" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Huawei: Australian 5G decision 'extremely disappointing'" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "Import tariffs on $16b of US and Chinese products come into effect" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "The memes that might get you jailed in Russia" BBC 6:42 AM
  • "Latest Pixel 3 XL Leak Shows Wireless Charging In Action, Camera Samples, More" Redmond Pie 7:21 AM
  • "Pixel 3 XL mega-leak confirms wireless charging, USB-C Pixel Buds: Google will unlikely have many surprise in store come October" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Jeremy Corbyn proposes 'digital tax' on tech giants to fund real journalism: One day Google could fund the BBC" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "The memes that might get you jailed in Russia" BBC 6:44 AM
  • "Nikon Finally Drops Its Z7 and Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras, and There's a Lot to Look Forward to" Gizmodo 6:51 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs details life with Steve In interview promoting memoir" AppleInsider 6:04 PM
  • "Facebook's iPhone Activity Tracking, Apple Kills Back to My Mac -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-23" The Mac Observer 2:15 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "TSMC Could Remain Apple's Exclusive Supplier For 2019's A13 Chips" UberGizmo 9:12 PM
  • "Apple seeds iOS 12 beta 10 to developers as final release nears: Apple on Thursday issued a tenth beta of iOS 12 to developers, coming just three days after it seeded beta 9." AppleInsider 6:03 PM
  • "Apple just released iOS 12 beta 10 and public beta 9" BGR 6:04 PM
  • "New iPhone: The Mystery At The Centre Of Apple's 2018 Handset" The Independent 2:21 PM
  • "Apple granted two patents for mapping applications in CarPlay" Apple World Today 9:07 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at non-invasive glucose monitoring tech for Apple Watch: A patent application published Thursday potentially offers clues into Apple's rumored non-invasive glucose monitoring solution, diabetes tracking technology considered to be a 'holy grail' of medical science." AppleInsider 6:45 AM
  • "Apple keeping TSMC processors in iPhone and iPad at least through 2020, but risk remains" AppleInsider 10:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9' iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 6:58 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 6:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Best Bluetooth Headphones for Apple Watch in 2018" iMore 5:35 PM
  • "Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018): Impressive performance at a premium price" ZDNet 2:19 PM
  • "Here are five of the best iPad-compatible keyboards for going back to school/Apple likes to tout the iPad as a laptop replacement, and ideal for students, but let's face it: to make that halfway realistic, especially for typing up projects and notes, you need a keyboard. These are some of the better options out there." AppleInsider 12:28 PM
  • "Hands on: PlugBug Duo attaches to MacBook Pro charger, gives travelers two USB charging ports" AppleInsider 10:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Gemini Photos" YMP Now 8:39 PM
  • "We tested Apple's new Screen Time parental controls. First came tears — then frustration./With the help of a 9-year-old, we compared an iPad running Apple's iOS 12 to Amazon's Fire Kids Edition. Parents, beware: Apple's defaults let kids access NC-17 movies and the whole Web." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5:46 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to get Xbox Game Pass app on Android: With a new Xbox Game Pass app headed to Android and iOS, here's how to download right now." Android Central 12:28 PM
  • "How To Use Mouse Keys To Control the Cursor With Your Keyboard On Your Mac" MacMost 9:50 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 12 Password Autofill is Coming. Here's How 1Password Will Tie In" The Mac Observer 4:30 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's New iPhone 9 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 9:12 PM
  • "Prices and user experience drive smartphone OS switching, poll suggests: There are countless reasons users may opt to jump from one mobile operating system to another, but the results of a recent poll suggest hardware pricing and user experience are key factors in making such decisions." AppleInsider 7:00 PM
  • "Images: Look inside this incredibly rare Apple-1 computer" Apple Must 11:34 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook calls America's national parks 'treasures' for all to enjoy" Apple Must 10:30 AM
  • "Want Google to track you less? Get an iPhone, ditch the Android" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Those Airy MacBooks: Questions and speculation about the 'new' MacBook Air..." 500ish Words 6:33 AM
  • "Stop using the creepy iPhone VPN app that Apple just forced Facebook to pull" BGR 6:40 AM
  • "Apple Pencil Note-Taking: Why You Should Use Apple Notes, actually." Kenneth Reitz 2:19 PM
Non-Apple
  • "Does AI have the solution to climate change and human trafficking?" ZDNet 5:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go: First impressions" ZDNet 3:42 PM
  • "DJI Mavic Air Review: A Compact, Powerful Aerial Photography Tool" HotHardware 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook's Flawed DNA Makes It: Unable to Fight Misinformation" Monday Note 11:35 AM
  • "The evolutionary mystery of gigantic human brains: There's a lot to know about primate brains—in fact, we've barely scratched the surface." Ars Technica 10:44 AM
  • "Why Do People Switch Between Mobile Operating Systems? The reasons for going from iOS to Android or the other direction are many. For most smartphone users, it has to do with a better user experience or better pricing. Guess which OS has which?" PC Magazine 9:40 AM
  • "How FireEye Helped Facebook Spot a Disinformation Campaign" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "iFixit dissects the $2,299 Magic Leap One so you don't have to: Glue barriers, fragile components drop mixed-reality set's 'repairability score.'" Ars Technica 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "touchAble Pro for Ableton Live: touch control on iOS, Android, Windows" createdigitalmusic 5:43 PM
  • "Twitter ends support for iOS 9 and lower" TechCrunch 5:42 PM
  • "Hydra 1.5 - August 23rd 2018: Hydra 1.5 now supports the telephoto camera in Zoom mode on iPhone with double lenses as well as the front camera in HDR & Lo-Light modes. Hydra can now take selfies, with much improved quality in poor lighting conditions, and Zoom mode can also go up to 8x from now on." Creaceed 8:11 AM
  • "Cloudtenna's global file search solution to integrate into Apple's Spotlight" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "Hydra 1.5 Adds Support for Front and Telephoto Cameras on iPhone" prMac 7:10 AM
  • "App Store Search Ads Now Available in 13 Countries" iClarified 6:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hit With U.S. Bribery Probe Over Deals in Hungary: Justice Department, SEC investigation follows similar ones into Microsoft business partners in five other countries" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:44 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms employee firings amid Hungary bribe probe" Associated Press 9:11 PM
  • "U.S. officials investigating Microsoft over dealings in Hungary, report says: The Justice Department and SEC are investigating Microsoft in connection with possible bribery and corruption in the central European country, sources tell The Wall Street Journal." Seattle Times 9:11 PM
  • "Report: 'Xbox All Access' to offer free hardware with two-year agreement/Mobile-style plan offers subsidized system with Xbox Live/Games Pass subscriptions." Ars Technica 12:19 PM
  • "Rumored Xbox One subscription service will bundle a console with games and Live" TechRadar UK 12:20 PM
  • "Surface Pro 4 owners complain of borkage following July firmware update: Update has reportedly broken touchscreen and S Pen responsiveness" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Maybe think twice before installing the latest Surface Pro 4 update" TrustedReviews 12:27 PM
  • "Some Surface Pro 4 users reporting touchscreen issues and longer restart time" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 updates to combat Intel Spectre variants" OnMSFT 12:26 PM
  • "Latest AdDuplex numbers break down Windows 10 and Surface version popularity" OnMSFT 10:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update rollout slows in latest AdDuplex report: A sudden stall after a meteoric rise." Windows Central 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without violating campaign contribution rules" Seattle Times 9:40 AM
  • "DTA shifts to Microsoft's protected cloud" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "Intel reportedly convinced Microsoft to use its own chips in the Surface Go" Neowin 5:42 PM
  • "Intel reportedly blocked an ARM based Surface Go" OnMSFT 10:32 AM
  • "Maxta, Red Hat, Intel Team Up for Hyperconverged '(Un)Appliance'" eWeek 6:52 AM
  • "HP Results Highlight PC Market Woes" Thurrott 5:53 PM
  • "HP -2.6% on narrow Q2 revenue beat, in-line guidance" Seeking Alpha 5:44 PM
  • "Facebook poaches new CMO Antonio Lucio from HP" TechCrunch 6:59 PM
  • "Dell Has Introduced A New Monitor For Gaming 24 Channel" The Koz Telegram 7:24 AM
  • "Coffee delivery drone patented by IBM" BBC 5:42 PM
  • "New PICO-APL4 Single Board Computers Come with Onboard Memory and Storage" ThomasNet News 7:26 AM
  • "Nvidia claims the GeForce RTX 2080 is twice as nippy as the GTX 1080: Welcome to 4K at 60fps gaming, folks" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why GBH raised its Apple target to $245: Daniel Ives has eyeballed the Street's 2019 iPhone estimates and decided they may be too low." Apple 3.0 9:11 PM
  • "NYSE trader: I like Tech Stocks like Apple and Amazon that are household names" Yahoo! Finance 5:35 PM
  • "GBH Insights forecasts 200M iPhone sales in next FY" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook to reap $120M from Apple rally" Seeking Alpha 6:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower as most S&P 500 sectors fall: Sears' stock skids 69% year to date" MarketWatch 5:54 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower As Stocks Slip on Trade Worries: New trade tensions weigh on shares a day ahead of Fed Chairman Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming." TheStreet 5:55 PM
  • "Stock futures search for direction as trade dispute escalates" FOXBusiness 7:33 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drift Lower as Trade Talks Begin: Federal Reserve minutes showed growing concern over prolonged trade disputes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:58 PM
  • "Asian markets shove their way higher: Nikkei nudges up while Taiwan and South Korea log fifth straight gains" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European shares tick higher, but bank stocks lower: Deutsche Bank down after analyst comment" MarketWatch 7:33 AM

 
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