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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 10, 2019


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Tuesday Highlights: AAPL falls after Monday's Q2 guidance warning on Coronavirus impact to Apple's bottom line; company today sees approx $45 billion wiped off market value as magnitude of virus impact "rattles Wall Street"; Alex Webb opines the data proves "Apple is [still] handcuffed to the iPhone"—reports and opinions aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, Finances, and Op/Ed sections; feature at New York Times investigates history of photographing death at home in "iPhone at deathbed"; new iPad Pro said to ship in Spring; Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's UWB Tags coming somewhere between Q2 and Q3; ZDNet tips to speed up your aging MacBook, Jonny Evans posts 18 hidden iPhone tricks; developer Steve Streza decries evolution of iOS into an Adware platform.

  • "Tim Cook Doesn't Get How Serious the iPhone Slowdown Really Is: Apple's non-iPhone revenue still is tied to the iconic device."  The Motley Fool 11:23 AM
  • "Imagining Apple's Post-iPhone Future: The tech giant needs to do more to make its products compatible with competitors'."  Bloomberg 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's Next Move: Be More Like Microsoft/Owning an Apple device used to be the only way to access the company's services and software. Now that Apple is on the defensive, the walled garden may be holding it back from reaching vital audiences" [Paid Membership Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's Pressing Challenge: Build Its Services Business/Slowing iPhone sales heighten pressure to ignite a division with challenges of its own" [Paid Membership Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Apple will disrupt the health sector as the iPhone did wireless, former CEO John Sculley says"  CNBC 2:30 PM
  • "China isn't Apple's only problem, iPhone sales are 'collapsing,' tech investor Dan Niles warns"  CNBC 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's TV industry embrace was an inevitable surprise: We should have seen this one coming" The Verge 5:12 PM
  • "How Tim Cook could win back investors' hearts and minds" EJ Insight 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "Apple whips out second iOS and macOS 'bug fix' betas this week" Cult of Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Some Google Chrome extensions are blocking middle-click actions" ZDNet 6:54 PM
  • "How Apple's T2 Security Chip Affects Your Disk Storage" The Mac Observer 5:58 PM
  • "How to Record Voice Memos on Mac" OS X Daily 4:32 PM
  • "How to stop the Mac App Store from saying you have no previous purchases" AppleInsider 2:08 PM
  • "Understanding FileVault" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "Which is the best laptop for music production? Miles uses Visual Studio and wants to use coding program Sonic Pi on Windows, not a Mac" The Guardian 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ripple Training Publishes Free 14 Part Course" 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Exclusive: Apple cuts iPhone XR price for partner sellers in China"  Yahoo Finance 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Cuts iPhone XR Prices for Third-Party Distributors in China" MacRumors 2:46 PM
  • "Apple slashes prices on iPhones in China" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Level field: Apple may not get special package for local manufacturing of iPhones"  Financial Express 7:41 AM
  • "CES 2019: 'Smart' TVs have become the new battleground for tech titans"  Telegraph 7:19 AM
  • "Zerodium hikes bounties for Apple vulnerabilities to as high as $2M" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Is the iPhone dead? Your views on the phone that changed the world" Norwich Evening News 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch Fall Feature Triggers False Emergency Calls At Ski Areas"  CBS Denver 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Taking a stroll with Samsung's robotic exoskeleton" TechCrunch 8:14 PM
  • "AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Pledge to Stop Selling Your Location Data" iDrop News 7:32 PM
  • "Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?" TechCrunch 7:21 PM
  • "A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale" Ars Technica 7:20 PM
  • "Californians may get a break on their mobile bills after tax is struck down in court" TechCrunch 7:03 PM
  • "Google shareholder sues board, alleging cover-up of sexual misconduct claims" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "Shareholders sue Alphabet board over shielding execs w/ payouts" 9to5Google 6:54 PM
  • "Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:32 PM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming on February 20th: 'Fully functional' foldable phone also expected to break cover" The Verge 9:21 AM
  • "T-Mobile launches caller verification to protect customers from scams" ZDNet 7:14 PM
  • "T-Mobile blocks aggregator following customer location tracking scandal" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "T-Mobile is making it harder for scam callers to get ahold of you: The Un-Carrier has blocked more than 1 billion scam calls in 18 months." Android Central 8:47 AM
  • "More Americans in favor of AI than fear it: A new survey suggests more Americans support the development of AI than oppose it" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "How an Experimental Billion-Dollar Privacy Lawsuit Could Clobber Facebook"  The Hollywood Reporter 8:07 AM
  • "Qualcomm offered Samsung and MediaTek a 'covenant to sue last' instead of a chipset license" Foss Patents 8:03 AM
  • "Google has found a clever way to make your search history more useful" Digital Trends 7:19 AM
  • "A sampling of networking gear from CES: TP-Link goes Wi-Fi 6, D-Link goes 5G" Ars Technica 7:19 AM
  • "Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019" TechHive 7:09 AM
  • "Google can limit 'right to be forgotten' to EU says top court adviser" Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "Senator calls for regulation that would force tech companies to offer 'do not track' option" CBS News 7:04 AM
  • "Android at CES 2019: Eight intriguing announcements you might have missed" PCWorld 7:04 AM
  • "T2 Chip Security, New Apple Scams – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-10" The Mac Observer 2:01 PM
  • "iTunes and AirPlay on your Television, HomeKit everywhere -- AppleInsider Podcast at CES" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple's Next Act" Barron's 7:41 AM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 4Q18 and 1.3 Percent for the Year" [Apple in 4th place] Gartner 4:30 PM
  • "Mac shipments fell last year but PC shipments dropped too" Cult of Mac 7:15 PM
  • "Apple releasing iOS 12.1.3 developer beta 4 later today" 9to5Mac 11:41 AM
  • "iPhone-connected clothing that could monitor your health is being researched by Apple" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple patent filings hint at smart clothing and smart furniture" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM

  • "The Perfect iPad Keyboard (Has Not Been Invented Yet)" Subtraction 10:29 AM
  • "Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock" AppleInsider 2:57 PM
  • "Hands on with Withings Move ECG smart watch & Core Blood Pressure Monitor" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "Hands on with Siri in the shower thanks to U by Moen" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Trying out Mophie's Juice Pack Access wireless battery case for iPhone" AppleInsider 7:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The 6 best iPhone apps for weight loss" Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "How to disable Siri when iPhone is locked" 9to5Mac 7:15 PM
  • "How to hide and password protect photos on iOS" AddictiveTips 4:11 PM
  • "What USB ports are on Apple devices and other electronics?" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "How to customize Message, Mail, Calendar, and other notifications on your Apple Watch" iMore 12:29 PM
  • "How to Check AirPods Battery Life on iPhone and Apple Watch" MacRumors 11:24 AM
  • "How to create and open compressed files on iPhone, iPad" Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "Helping mom extend her iPhone battery" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "How to use the Apple Education Store" Macworld UK 7:39 AM
  • "Happy 13th Birthday MacBook Pro – A Deeper Look at Apple's Most Iconic Notebook" iDrop News 3:33 PM
  • "Where Apple went wrong with the iPhone XR" BGR 2:57 PM
  • "Two months with iPad Pro and USB-C [Opinion] Cult of Mac 2:08 PM
  • "How Apple's smart clothing will be good for you" Apple Must 2:04 PM
  • "Comment: Apple could stop more spam calls by muting known spam callers, demoting call alerts" 9to5Mac 11:52 AM
  • "Calender reminders with user-defined snooze intervals, please" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Turned Back the Clock at CES 2019" iPad Insight 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Problem Isn't China" Forbes 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese iPhone price cut is unprecedented"  phoneArena 7:40 AM
  • "Peak Apple: This time it's Serious, Tim/What Captain Cook can do next for Cupertino" The Register 7:30 AM
  • "Opinion today: How Apple's iPhone lost its shine/Tech group will have to diversify if it wants to relive the glories of the past decade"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:26 AM
  • "If Apple wants to make a really rad vehicle, look at Hyundai's Elevate prototype" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
  • "A surfeit of wrong: Cold takes on iPhone demand" Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "The iPad Pro Needs a Pro Version of iOS" Intego 7:20 AM
  • "Apple should drop Intel for AMD: A transition to ARM for macOS will take years. In the meantime, AMD should supply Apple's x86 hardware."  Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "What happened to customer-focused tech design?" iFixit 6:11 PM
  • "A 5G Smartphone Revival? Not So Fast" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:26 AM
  • "We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead" Motherboard 7:27 AM
  • "The good news about elderly people sharing so much fake news: Isolating the problem is the first step toward a cure" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "The hole-punch display is going to be okay: The Honor View 20 gives us an early look at what will become the dominant design element of phones in 2019" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "10G is the latest marketing hype as 5G scares cable companies" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Big Cable's '10G' campaign betrays a fear of wireless 5G: Gee, I wonder why this ridiculous marketing campaign exists?" The Verge 7:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TiVo will add apps for smart TV boxes and WiFi for Mini this year: Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV are in line to get TiVo apps that stream from the DVR." Engadget 8:40 PM
  • "Tivo Apple TV application coming later this year" 9to5Mac 6:55 PM
  • "VLC passes 3 billion downloads, will get AirPlay support and improved VR features soon" VentureBeat 7:14 PM
  • "VLC plans AirPlay support for Android as app nears 3B downloads" AppleInsider 6:26 PM
  • "'Skibs' is an Upcoming Infinite Runner that Will Mess With Your Brain" Touch Arcade 4:32 PM
  • "CompuCom begins offering Macs, iPhones & iPads plus support as a service" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "Welt smart belt is like an Apple Watch for your waist" Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "'Fire Emblem Heroes' Version 3.1.0 Is Now Available Adding New Beast Units, Changes to Legendary Effects, iPad Pro Fixes, And More" Touch Arcade 7:19 AM
  • "Pioneer transforms your iPhone into an in-dash car display" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Maps turn-by-turn directions now available in India" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A safe $7trn bet: Could cars be bigger than computers for Intel?" SiliconRepublic 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's New Optane Memory H10 SSD Uses Optane With QLC Flash for Speed and Capacity" Gadgets 360 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5-9400F Hits Amazon" AnandTech 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs/Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Identity Check to Improve Fraud Detection" eWeek 8:34 AM
  • "How Microsoft has (so far) avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issues: The 'original gangster of big tech' has managed to dodge the bad headlines and congressional grilling that have ensnared its rivals by anticipating potential concerns and often taking swift action." Fast Company 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it: A TechCrunch-commissioned report finds damning evidence" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Refuses to Answer Key Questions About Child Porn in Bing's Search Results" Gizmodo 6:03 PM
  • "Dell on the upgradable Alienware Area 51m laptop, OLED and what's next" Engadget 4:12 PM
  • "CES 2019: Exciting News from the Dell Launch Event 0" techspective 7:55 AM
  • "CES 2019 | Dell briefly teases new XPS 13 laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote" Notebook Check 7:56 AM
  • "Dell Shipped Linux On 162 Unique Platforms In Fiscal Year 2019" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Dell and Alienware launch redesigned gaming portfolio" IT-Online 7:56 AM
  • "HP teams with PayPal for launch of new Engage POS system, eyes SMB market growth: HP said the new Engage One Prime POS system is optimized for SMBs in retail and hospitality." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo Resuscitate OLED Laptop Screens at CES: Once nearly extinct, two new 15.6-inch laptops sporting OLED displays were announced at CES this week, offering tantalizing picture quality but also very high prices." PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "AMD can put two 8-core chiplets on 3rd gen Ryzen" Fudzilla 7:58 AM
  • "AMD UNveils Smaller And More Power Efficient Chips At Ces Rival Intel And Nvidia" Tech2 7:59 AM
  • "Nvidia's CEO reportedly slams rival AMD's new 7-nanometer gaming graphics card" Business Insider 4:11 PM
  • "CES 2019: AMD shows off 7nm next-gen chips, aims at Intel and Nvidia" The Star: Malaysia 7:59 AM
  • "AMD promises 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs from mid-2019 - ahead of Intel's planned 10nm shift: AMD's Ryzen 3000 microprocessors to launch before Intel cranks up output of 10nm Ice Lake CPUs" Computing 7:59 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO Trashes AMD's New GPU: 'The Performance Is Lousy'" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "IBM thinks outside of the lab, puts quantum computer in a box" The Next Web 2:43 PM
  • "IBM Unveils Q System One Quantum Computer" ExtremeTech 8:03 AM
  • "IBM Makes Major Announcement About Quantum Computing That May Spell Doom For Blockchain Technology" Smartereum 8:03 AM
  • "Cisco warns: Patch now or risk your security appliance choking on single rogue email/One bad email could crash your Cisco email security appliance and keep it down as it tries to process the same email over and again." ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle takes over AT&T naming rights for San Francisco stadium" Telecompaper 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle wins naming rights to the San Francisco Giants' stadium, replacing AT&T" CNBC 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle Grabs San Francisco Ballpark's Naming Rights for 20 Years" Zacks 6:20 PM
  • "Trade Concerns Hurt 4th Quarter PC Shipments: IDC said that if a trade war 'escalates further, we should expect spillover of the impact to other countries" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Millennials are piling into Apple after it warned of a slowdown linked to China" Business Insider 2:35 PM
  • "iPhone pricing can't continue to rise, says HSBC" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
  • "HSBC is worried about Apple's future" Cult of Mac 9:00 AM
  • "Apple reportedly asked its suppliers to cut iPhone production again - these suppliers could get hit the hardest" Business Insider 7:09 AM
  • "Foxconn December revenue dips, first time in 10 months" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Apple assembly partner Foxconn says December revenues down, blames 'consumer category products'" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow and S&P 500 exit correction territory as stocks extend winning streak to fifth day: Powell reaffirms Fed's cautious stance on interest rates" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Ends in the Green After Falling Triple Digits in Earlier Trading: The Dow climbs back following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the central bank will be 'patient' when it comes to lifting interest rates. The chairman also said he is 'very worried' about the amount of U.S. debt." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks book 5 straight days of gains, exit correction territory" FOXBusiness 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground Despite Concerns About Global Growth: Shares rebound after Powell's remarks reinforce the Fed's willingness to adjust pace of rate increases" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as China inflation data offsets trade-talk hopes: Nikkei slips; indexes in China, Hong Kong recover from early losses" MarketWatch 8:26 AM
  • "European indexes slump on renewed China slowdown fears" MarketWatch 8:27 AM

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