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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, March 15, 2019


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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.

  • "Addressing Spotify's claims"  Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple addresses Spotify's claims, but not its demands"  TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's response to Spotify's antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music"  VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free"  Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Apple slams Spotify's claim that it abuses its power with App Store" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Apple goes for the jugular in a searing response to Spotify's antitrust complaint" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Defends App Store Against Spotify's Antitrust Claims: iPhone maker was responding to antitrust complaint Spotify filed this week in Europe" [Paid Membership Required] 1:15 PM
  • "Apple hits back at Spotify as App Store row intensifies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Says App Store Helped Spotify Become Business It Is Today" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Apple to pay $45 million to Qualcomm over patent infringement" New Zealand Herald 8:57 PM
  • "Apple dealt legal blow as jury awards Qualcomm $31 million: The verdict gives Qualcomm momentum as it heads into a bigger showdown with Apple next month."  CNET 2:20 PM
  • "Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds" Reuters 2:18 PM
  • "San Diego jury decides Qualcomm v. Apple patent case in Qualcomm's favor: verdict is grossly inconsistent with outcome in the ITC" Foss Patents 2:22 PM
  • "Qualcomm can't leverage Chinese bogeyman or allege misuse of its trade secrets by Apple in upcoming antitrust and contract trial: pretrial rulings" Foss Patents 3:35 PM
  • "Jury rules Apple owes Qualcomm $31M for patent infringement" Associated Press 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Dodges Billions in Qualcomm Claims in Contract Spat" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm owes Apple $1 billion rebate payment" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm Owes Apple $1 Billion, Judge Rules—but It's Not Over" Gizmodo 11:26 AM
  • "Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents" AppleInsider 3:45 PM
  • "How To Use PhotoShop Layers In Final Cut Pro" MacMost 9:06 AM
  • "How to delete Google search history on Safari, Google Chrome, iPhone" Business Insider 11:50 AM
  • "Can you opt out a Mac for iCloud Photos? Yes, but click carefully" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "How to change the default Mojave login screen image" AddictiveTips 7:03 PM
  • "How to change trackpad and mouse speed on Mac" 9to5Mac 4:58 PM
  • "How to add, delete, hide and move columns and rows in Numbers on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google making fullscreen Chrome on Mac more 'immersive'" 9to5Google 9:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hires Oscar Chasers to Help It Catch Netflix" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Will Reportedly Screen Original Content for Top Awards Like Oscars and Emmys" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Machine Learning Startup in Boost for AI Group" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:58 PM
  • "Report: Some Apple video content will be free to customers; company seeks Oscars and Emmys" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Will Offer its Content For Free and is Targeting Oscars" The Mac Observer 1:06 PM
  • "Apple is holding a big event this month — here's everything it's expected to announce" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "True Wireless Hearables Sales to Climb To 129 Million Units Globally by 2020: Apple will continue to dominate the market. However, Samsung, Huawei, and traditional wireless headset manufacturers will grow alongside new entrants" Counterpoint 8:40 AM
  • "True wireless headphones: AirPods lead, but not for quality" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it" Business Insider 10:16 AM
  • "Privacy on iPhone — Private Side" YouTube 7:35 AM
  • "New Jersey Police Caught a Panhandler with an iPhone X and a $500 Purse" iDrop News 4:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC opens up experimental spectrum licenses for 6G: 5G has barely gotten off the ground, and US regulators are already looking to the next big thing in wireless." CNET 7:57 PM
  • "Let's face it. We need to face up to facing off with face-recog tech, say US senators: Bipartisan AI privacy law proposed" The Register 4:57 PM
  • "A field guide to the wacky future of folding phones" The Verge 1:14 PM
  • "Qualcomm Reveals Smartphones May Soon Have 100MP+ Cameras" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm exec supposedly claims we'll see 64MP and 100MP+ smartphone cameras by end of 2019" 9to5Google 8:29 AM
  • "Google may be working on foldable Pixel phones of its own" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is taking total control again: Two important Facebook execs left the company after disagreements with Zuckerberg." Recode 9:54 AM
  • "Facebook and YouTube rush to remove New Zealand shooting footage" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "The mass shooting in New Zealand was designed to spread on social media" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "'Very, very severe headwinds': The threat to bust up big tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely" Business Insider [BI Prime] 7:57 AM
  • "This red flag in a Facebook exec's goodbye letter shows there's bad blood over Mark Zuckerberg's radical privacy plan" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Did Somebody Say Rolando?! – The TouchArcade Show #392" Touch Arcade 8:37 PM
  • "Augmented Reality, Practical Robots, and Modern Cabling, with John Kheit -ACM 505" The Mac Observer 5:39 PM
  • "A Discussion of Apple, Business, and Capitalism" MacVoices 3:31 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: WWDC19 and an Apple event with Dave Mark" The Loop 2:23 PM
  • "Charlotte's New Mac, Apple Strikes Back at Spotify – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-15" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "First Ring Daily Live: Apple Responds, We Probably Offend" Thurrott 11:50 AM
  • "Vergecast: Galaxy S10E review and Spotify vs. Apple" The Verge 9:46 AM
  • "Don't miss our Showtime keynote predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple-Designed ARM Mac Processor Benchmarks" /Leaks 5:49 PM
  • "Highly suspect benchmarks claim to detail Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac" AppleInsider 5:49 PM
  • "2019 iPhone again predicted to have square camera bump, triple-lens configuration"  AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "3-lens iPhone could take page out of Huawei's playbook" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Think iPhones can't get viruses? Our expert explains why it could happen"  Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "AirPods 2 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 makes audio messages sound way better" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

  • "iPhone 8 Plus review: It's no iPhone XS, but the 8 Plus is a safe – and cheaper – bet" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Struggling to pick between a MacBook Pro and Surface Pro 6? This guide can help" Digital Trends 8:57 AM
  • "Sonnet Technologies Allegro Pro USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCIe 4-port Card" Bare Feats 10:12 AM
  • "Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game" AppleInsider 2:20 PM
  • "Hands on: JLab's Epic Air Elite fully wireless sport earbuds" AppleInsider 1:14 PM
  • "Review: AirPulse A100 Bluetooth speakers put Hi-Fi sound into a smaller footprint" AppleInsider 10:16 AM
  • "Review: Fans of Classic Mac Designs Will Love the iBot G3" MacRumors 1:14 PM
iOS Apps
  • "AR in Harry Potter Game Is Next Best Thing to Real Magic" TechNewsWorld 8:30 AM
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Sprout: Idle Garden'" Touch Arcade 8:11 PM
  • "How to download music and other audio files to your iPhone" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "How to use Yoink as an iPad download manager and more" Cult of Mac 3:33 PM
  • "How to manage your Apple Music subscription" iDownload Blog 2:23 PM
  • "How to Turn Off Screen Time Password on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 2:23 PM
  • "How to Transfer Notes from Apple Notes to Google Keep" iPhone Hacks 11:27 AM
  • "iPod touch 7: An 'iPhone without calls" Apple Must 10:12 AM
  • "From Animoji to TestFlight: Apple's four WWDC invitations are bursting with app icons"  AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple responds to Spotify with words, but no real answers: Apple remained silent for two entire days after Spotify accused it of unfair practices, apparently stunned by the sudden turn of events. Now, it's responded to Spotify's claims, without really saying anything of substance: it addressed Spotify's gripes, but not any of its actual problems."  Charged 7:15 PM
  • "Apple Hits Back at Spotify as War of Words Escalates" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "Spotify vs Apple: The future of music streaming set to play out in EU competition court"  iMore 1:14 PM
  • "Apple sounds off on Spotify's antitrust claims in surprisingly tone-deaf screed: The words 'Apple' and 'Music' never appear together."  Macworld 11:29 AM
  • "Apple: Addressing Spotify's claims" The Loop 9:47 AM
  • "Who are you siding with in the Spotify-Apple antitrust war?" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Responds to Spotify's Claims of Anticompetitive Behavior" MacStories 8:30 AM
  • "Tearing Down Apple's Feeble Response to Spotify (Premium)" Thurrott 8:30 AM
  • "Quitting the five tech giants: Could you abstain from Apple?" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's smug new iPhone ad says privacy matters, just weeks after FaceTime bug fail: Forget cameras, screen, and speedy processors. Privacy is reason you should buy an iPhone, according to Apple." ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Dropbox to Limit Free Accounts to Three Devices; Here's Why This Is a Problem"  Kirkville 8:16 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: March Event, WWDC, Apple Watch, and Elizabeth Warren" eXtensions 8:06 AM
  • "PS4 Remote Play vs. Steam Link: It's not clear why Apple allows one over the other, and that's a problem" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Everything you need to know before Apple's March 25 'it's show time' event: Apple's TV play has been a long time coming, but there might be new hardware, too." Ars Technica 8:16 AM
  • "Apple WWDC19: What's in store for iOS macOS, watchOS, and tvOS" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Beto O'Rourke Was Reportedly a Member of a 'Hacktivist' Group. What's That?" Time 6:23 PM
  • "Flickr Cofounder Questions Tech's Impact on Humans" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:57 PM
  • "This is why a self-regulated Google is better for business and for the consumer" Business Insider 3:35 PM
  • "Beto O'Rourke could be the first hacker president" TechCrunch 3:34 PM
  • "Facebook Risks These Criminal Charges In Multiple Investigations Over Its Privacy Practices" Forbes 11:46 AM
  • "Why Facebook couldn't stop the New Zealand shooter from streaming his attack: The internet — including Facebook — is built for sharing." Recode 10:16 AM
  • "Who Will Trust Facebook Bank?" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "This Guy Predicted Society's Thirst for Internet Fame—in 1999" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pwn20wnd says machswap2 exploit is coming to unc0ver with support for A7-A12(X) devices" iDownload Blog 4:02 PM
  • "First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April" MacRumors 1:14 PM
  • "The best way to charge your new iPhone: For some reason – probably related to saving money – Apple decided to ship all new iPhones with a charging cable and charger that don't support fast charging. Here's how to solve that problem." ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "If you think the $1,000 iPhone XS is too cheap, don't worry — this company made a $24,500 iPhone with a mechanical clock on its back" Business Insider 9:24 AM
  • "Batfree Power Strap for the Apple Watch launches on Kickstarter" Apple World Today 8:28 AM
  • "Google Translate support added to iOS Gboard two years after Android version" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Google adds translations to its iOS keyboard" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Satisfy your Sweet Craving with Ice Cream Sim Bamba Ice Cream 2" prMac 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft says facial recognition firm that Beijing allegedly uses to track Muslims is lying about a 'partnership'" CNBC 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Denies Links To China's Xinjiang Surveillance — But 'It's Complicated'" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Why Microsoft's open source data plan is a big step forward" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "What Is Microsoft Seeking in Foxconn Suit?" Market Realist 1:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Ups the Ante With New Gaming Software Development" Zacks 1:15 PM
  • "Dell Teases New Consumption- Based Pricing Offering For Partners" CRN 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC's Joyce Mullen Talks Dell Technologies World And Cloud Strategy" CRN 8:51 AM
  • "Dust, Drops and Water Blasts: How Dell Torture-Tests Its Rugged Laptops" LAPTOP Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Machine learning is implemented on an IBM quantum processor" PhysicsWorld 8:50 AM
  • "IBM joins Aggie Square: Construction expected to take five to 10 years" The California Aggie 8:49 AM
  • "IBM Says Indian Clients Are Worried About 'Unconscious Bias'" BloombergQuint 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Has Significant Problems" GuruFocus 1:15 PM
  • "HP Recalls 78,500 Computer Batteries Following Reports Of Overheating And Melting" Tech Times 8:53 AM
  • "Intel to start engineering projects for 5G modem chips in 2Q19, say sources" DigiTimes 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Reportedly Commencing 5G Modem Production in Q2 2019 Through Engineering Products – Are Apple's Baseband Chips One of Them?" WCCFTech 8:53 AM
  • "Intel patches huge holes in GPU drivers" Fudzilla 8:53 AM
  • "Intel advances hardware, cloud and connectivity at Open Compute Project Global Summit" Telecompaper 8:53 AM
  • "AMD's codename for their new Zen family is 'Valhalla'" Critical Hit 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle Falls After Its Fourth-Quarter Outlook Disappoints: Oracle's third-quarter earnings top forecasts but the software company's fiscal fourth-quarter outlook disappoints investors." TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript" The Motley Fool 8:03 AM
  • "Why Oracle's Revenue Growth Is Getting Sluggish" Market Realist 3:35 PM
  • "Data Sheet—Why Oracle's Latest Results Depressed Investors" Fortune 8:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at 5-month high on China trade, global growth optimism" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "US stocks' major indexes close out week higher: U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average surging triple digits, after a report that Boeing will roll out a software upgrade for its 737 Max jets in 10 days." FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish the Week Strong: Friday gains in tech shares help offset losses elsewhere" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "China stocks lead gains for Asia markets as government talks stimulus: Investors hopeful as trade deal, Brexit worries ease" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "FTSE 100 climbs supported by oil and banking; investors digest Britain's Brexit extension request" MarketWatch 2:24 PM

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