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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 21, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple exploits mobile carriers: FTC/Apple is exploiting local telecom companies for profit by unfairly collecting advertising funds, economists representing South Korea's antitrust watchdog said last week during a second hearing on the matter."  The Korea Herald 9:25 AM
  • "Apple is financially exploiting wireless carriers in South Korea, says antitrust watchdog" AppleInsider 9:25 AM
  • "Japan considers applying domestic privacy rules to global tech giants: A communications ministry panel says Japan should consider a legal revision so it can impose 'secrecy of communications' rules on overseas-based technology giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com."  Japan Times 10:23 AM
  • "Japan considering applying 'secrecy of communications' rules on tech giants like Apple and Google" 9to5Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Apple should give the iPhone XS and iPhone XR a permanent price cut"  Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Amazon, Apple and Google face data complaints"  BBC 9:21 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Change Microsoft Office Theme on Mac" OS X Daily 3:44 PM
  • "How to recover previous versions of your files on Mac" Cult of Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Using Dictation Commands As an Alternative To Keyboard Shortcuts" MacMost 9:17 AM
  • "The Best macOS Apps That Actually Make Good Use of the Touch Bar"  Gizmodo UK 1/20
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Apple Music Gets Another Unofficial Web Player With Launch of 'Musish'" MacRumors 11:40 AM
  • "Graphic Node's Templates for Pages gets a massive update" prMac 10:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed Apple Upper East Side wins 2019 AIA Interior Architecture Award" 9to5Mac 7:51 PM
  • "Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again: The iPhone time machine takes us back 36 years... to the Apple Lisa"  The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Out of a culture of giving, a world of difference: How Apple Volunteers are Helping Transform Lives" Apple 9:20 AM
  • "Apple's Giving Program Has Raised More Than $365 Million for Non-Profits Around the World" MacRumors 9:44 AM
  • "Apple has raised $365 million for good causes" Apple Must 12:08 PM
  • "Apple's Giving Program Donated Over $125M To Organizations Worldwide In 2018" Tech Times 8:38 PM
  • "New emails reveal Qualcomm feared Apple would leak trade secrets to competitors" iDrop News 3:43 PM
  • "At FAO Schwarz: Apple's tech is not a toy/iPads and iPhones drive fun interactive experiences at FAO Schwarz" Computerworld 10:26 AM
  • "Apple inks deal with Ron Howard's documentary company" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple signs deal to get first crack at future documentaries by Ron Howard's Imagine" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "How Apple can boost Apple Pay adoption" Apple Must 11:38 AM
  • "New 2016 iPhone SE for $249? Apple's clearance models sell out fast" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "'Game changing' iPad Pro app will feed NHL coaches real-time data" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Shot on iPhone — The Lonely Palm Tree, Samoa — Apple" YouTube 7:53 AM
  • "Indian Billionaire Is Not Happy with His iPad Pro"  iPhone Hacks 3:57 PM
  • "Sphero maze art adds a creative twist to a favorite Apple store session" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Spotify's new feature lets you block any artist on the platform" BGR 5:33 PM
  • "Facebook Targets Shrinking Teen Audience With LOL Meme Service" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case: Ruling will ensure doctors no longer judged by Google on fitness to practise, lawyer says" The Guardian 8:46 AM
  • "Is this the Motorola RAZR with folding display? A long, foldable screen and that iconic RAZR chin" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Reader Confirmed In Official Samsung Pay App" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy S10: These are the three models tipped to take on iPhone" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "In win for tech giants, EU copyright reforms stalled" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "The world's biggest YouTube stars told us they're burning out because of the unrelenting pressure to post new videos" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS a true competitor to Apple Watch" PCWorld 7:44 AM
  • "5G Confusion Reigns Among American Consumers" PC Magazine 7:34 AM
  • "China's Huawei in unprecedented media blitz as it battles heightened scrutiny" Reuters 7:34 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mystery 'System' Disk Usage, APFS, Cookies, and More – Mac Geek Gab 745" The Mac Observer 8:34 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with the CIO of CoSN Susan Bearden" The Mac Observer 7:53 PM
  • "New Japanese Rules, Browser Wars – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-21" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "Using Apple Each Day Can Keep The Doctor Away (Podcast)" Seeking Alpha 12:29 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 21, 2019" 9to5Mac 11:06 AM
  • "Siri can make using the iPhone even easier with Shortcuts" The MT Show 7:34 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "The Coolest Mac Yet: Is your old computer about to blow up because of your Fortnite fixation? The Mac Evo is meant to cool your jets. Imagined as a viable solution for those who require powerful systems for productivity, media creation, and gaming, the computer utilizes a Liquid Radia cooling system."  Yanko Design 3:56 PM
  • "These 2019 iPhone 11 Concepts Show Off Triple-Lens Camera System, iPad Pro-Like Design, More" Redmond Pie 8:49 AM
  • "There's at least one AirPower '2018' reference left on Appleā€¤com" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "iPhone 11 concept video shows off triple camera unit, iPad Pro-like design with USB-C" 9to5Mac 12:29 PM
  • "Concept video brings 2019 iPhone rumors to life" Cult of Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Full moon patents: Apple hints at new 'smart ring' and glass-covered iPhone" The Next Web 10:23 AM
  • "Apple Set To Support SMS Replacement RCS" Redmond Pie 1/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:26 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mac mini (2018) review: Apple's most affordable Mac is perfect for amateur creators" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "FiiO M7 High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player review" The Gadgeteer 10:10 AM
  • "Mophie Powerstation PD XL hands-on: Charge your mobile device up to 2.5 times faster" ZDNet 11:01 AM
  • "Pad & Quill Bella Fino iPhone Wallet Case review: Gorgeous but flawed" iMore 10:16 AM
iOS Apps
  • "The 10 Best Virtual Reality iPhone Apps for Google Cardboard" MakeUseOf 6:52 PM
  • "Concepts for iPad: An Adaptable Infinite Canvas to Suit Anyone's Needs" MacStories 10:14 AM
  • "Google Fi for the iPhone solid for travelers, but still has same carrier customer service nonsense" AppleInsider 12:28 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Auto Pause on Apple Watch to more accurately track running workouts" 9to5Mac 11:44 AM
  • "How to open links in Chrome on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to adjust the volume of your alarm clock on iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
Tips
  • "How to choose what music gets stored on your Apple Watch" AppleInsider 3:36 PM
  • "This hidden AirPods feature helps you hear better" CNBC 8:24 AM
  • "Temperature not displaying correctly on your Apple Watch? Here's a fix" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Comment: It's time for Apple to separate Apple Music from iTunes on the Mac" 9to5Mac 8:19 PM
  • "Apple's Not-So-Secret Test For Your New iPhone SE 2" Forbes 6:51 PM
  • "Everything We Know About the iPhone XI & XI Max So Far" Gadget Hacks 6:51 PM
  • "Revisited: Apple's sixth-generation iPod touch media player—is it still worth it in 2019?" iDownload Blog 3:42 PM
  • "Tim Cook Promotes Privacy in Time Magazine" TidBITS 3:42 PM
  • "Surviving the most technologically advanced trade show solely on USB-C was a nightmare" AppleInsider 3:36 PM
  • "Apple Is Taking a Page From the Netflix Playbook" The Motley Fool 12:28 PM
  • "Is Apple paving the way for a new budget mini iPhone? Was last weekend's cut-price iPhone SE clearance sale a trial balloon for a new budget mini iPhone?"  ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "All the rumors and leaks surrounding the 2019 iPad and iPad mini 5" AppleInsider 11:05 AM
  • "Could this be the year Apple nixes 3D Touch for good?" iDownload Blog 9:20 AM
  • "Why You Should Believe This Apple iPhone Rumor" The Motley Fool 8:49 AM
  • "The End Of Apple" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "50 Years In Tech. Part14: Outside The Walled Garden/It took me a few months to know what I wanted to do after Apple. The company's TrueType project, in unforeseen ways, paved the way to a source of financing and advice for my next venture." Monday Note 8:26 AM
  • "iOS' Notes and Pages need handwriting conversation features" Apple World Today 8:10 AM
  • "7 ways Apple could improve the iPhone's Shortcuts app: For an app called 'Shortcuts,' too many features force you to take the long way to your destination." Macworld 8:00 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Stop freaking out over hole punch displays, they're actually good: You can live with a tiny black dot on your phone. Trust me." Android Central 10:15 AM
  • "Davos: Will 2019 bring Big Tech to heel or lead to 'splinternet'? Lobbyists fight regulation but privacy and antitrust are ripe for reform" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "How AI Will Turn Us All Into Filmmakers" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Brain training app for iOS adds 'digital Ritalin' starting today" phoneArena 8:35 PM
  • "Text-Based Crime MMORPG 'TORN' Heading to iOS on January 31st" Touch Arcade 3:58 PM
  • "Spotify will soon let you mute and block artists" The Verge 3:57 PM
  • "Unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release receives two more revisions with minor bug fixes and improvements" iDownload Blog 3:42 PM
  • "Fuzion app for iOS brings effortless double exposures and image blending to iPhone Portrait photos" 9to5Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Google Maps now helps you dodge speeding tickets while driving" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 21: Apple, Photos, and Apple Watch" The MUG Center 8:48 AM
  • "Smartwatch Market to Reach $31.07 Bn, Globally, by 2025 at 16.2% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
  • "An internal Activity challenge lets Apple employees win an exclusive Apple Watch band" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Fortnite kicks off Ice Storm event with new challenges" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Elevate Your Art With These iPad Pro Apps" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:40 AM
  • "The Top Cheap Accessories for 2018 iPad Pro" iPhone Hacks 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's Everyone Can Create guides ship in Europe" Apple Must 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Master Chief calls time on Cortana as a standalone AI platform" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "Vodafone, IBM Join Forces to Enhance Market Share in Europe" Zacks 7:59 AM
  • "IBM strikes a $325m Cloud deal with Juniper Networks" Data Economy 8:37 AM
  • "IBM to kill off Watson Workspace: A leaked memo has revealed that IBM is planning to end its Watson Workspace platform after it failed to resonate with clients" Innovation Enterprise 8:35 AM
  • "The IBM i Base Did Indeed Move On Up" IT Jungle 8:36 AM
  • "IBM in 5G talks with Indian telcos, enterprises: IBM said that Indian enterprises need to evaluate their network infrastructure to be ready for the fifth generation or 5G technology." The Economic Times 8:36 AM
  • "HP launches 2 beefy Intel-based Chromebooks for education market" VentureBeat 8:24 AM
  • "HP updates Chromebook education edition lineup: The systems, likely to be among many rolling out for education, will be available in April as tech vendors position for the upcoming school year buying cycle." ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "HP refreshes classroom-bound Chromebook x360 11 and Chromebook 11 with Intel's latest N-series Celerons" Android Police 8:29 PM
  • "Here's When Intel's Processor Shortage Could Be Over" The Motley Fool 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 7 Will Have Day One Linux Support" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "The next Dell XPS 15 will not have Nvidia's RTX graphics" Neowin 6:34 PM
  • "Computer tech company Oracle faces gender-bias lawsuit, report says" ABCNews 8:34 AM
  • "Big Red's big pay gap: $13,000 gulf between male and female Oracle staffers – reports" The Register 7:41 AM
  • "Oracle systematically underpaid women claims lawsuit" Fudzilla 8:35 AM
  • "Oracle gears up to launch its first India data centre this year" IANS 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco chief Chuck Robbins chats China, tariffs and global security" CRN 8:33 AM
  • "Cisco and Pure shove mini AI in FlashStack converged systems" The Register 12:30 PM
  • "Cisco: What's The Next Dividend Going To Be Like?" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Should Apple Shareholders Be Worried About iPhone Batteries?" The Motley Fool 11:05 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures fall in shortened session as China data reinforces global slowdown fears: Regular trading for bond, stock markets closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "US stock futures trade lower as China's growth slows" FOXBusiness 8:31 AM
  • "Global Stocks Weaken as China's Growth Slows: Global stocks lost momentum Monday after data showed that China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three decades last year, the latest sign that the world economy is decelerating." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Asian markets rise despite slower economic growth in China: Nikkei, Hang Seng continue Wall Street's gains last week" Associated Press/MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "FTSE 100 inches up after China data; May to outline latest Brexit proposal" MarketWatch 9:55 AM

 
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