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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple wins seven-year trademark dispute over the name 'iPad': US District Judge Liam O'Grady has ruled in favor of Apple and handed RXD Media a defeat in a 2012 trademark dispute over the name 'iPad'" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Card: Three fatal flaws that hinder usability (and then there's Goldman Sachs)/Apple Card is a bright, shiny idea with some notable usability problems. And that's before you start thinking about trusting your finances to Goldman Sachs."  ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple employee detained by U.S. customs agents after declining to unlock phone, laptop" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "Apple promises to pay Cupertino $9.7M for transport projects in exchange for delaying tax changes" AppleInsider 3:25 PM
  • "Apple promotes former M&A chief Adrian Perica to VP of corporate development" AppleInsider 6:13 PM
OS X
News
  • "Adobe updates Creative Cloud video and audio tools ahead of NAB: Ahead of the NAB Show in Las Vegas this weekend, Adobe on Wednesday unveiled a wealth of enhancements to its video and audio editing software suite, with significant new features added to Creative Cloud apps like Premiere Pro, After Effects and more." AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Adobe Dimension now lets you offload 3D rendering from your Mac to the cloud" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Adobe's After Effects Can Now Automatically Erase Objects In Video Clips" Gizmodo 9:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to speed up your Time Machine backups" iMore 5:06 PM
  • "How to view Time Machine backups from another Mac" iMore 7:55 AM
  • "Adobe After Effects New Content-Aware Fill makes Objects Disappear" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Bad UI: MacOS 10.14"s Software Update Release Notes"  Daring Fireball 2:55 PM
  • "The 'permission' question is much different for iOS and Android apps, researchers say" cyberscoop 8:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "Orders 1.4.1: Manage your customer orders" Ecleti 9:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019: With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on Apr. 3 with hints of a new store in Cherry Hill, N.J." AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Employee Interrogated at Border, ACLU Files Complaint" The Mac Observer 8:51 AM
  • "Redesigned Apple Store planned for New Jersey's Cherry Hill Mall" 9to5Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple News+ Hit 200,000 Subscribers in First 48 Hours" The Mac Observer 8:00 AM
  • "Scoring With Apple Pay: Tottenham Hotspur Prepare to Open Doors at First Fully Cashless Stadium" The Mac Observer 8:02 AM
  • "Image Gallery From PowerBook Central Coverage Of April 2010 iPad Product Launch" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "Expert disputes Apple on data recovery from water-damaged iPhones" CBC News 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Watch ECG Feature 'Prolonged My Life' Says Skeptic European User" Redmond Pie 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Updates Its Clips App New Camcorder Filter, Title And Caption Options, More" Redmond Pie 10:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Serious Apache server bug gives root to baddies in shared host environments: Privilege-escalation flaw could also make minor flaws much more severe." Ars Technica 9:20 PM
  • "Australia's abhorrent video streaming legislation rammed through Parliament: The eSafety Commissioner given power to send notices that reverse evidentiary proof should prosecution be undertaken" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers: Leak originated at two third-party companies that had collected Facebook data on their own servers." ZDNet 1:44 PM
  • "Huawei laptop 'backdoor' flaw raises concerns" BBC 9:28 AM
  • "Streaming now accounts for almost half of global music revenues: Going for a song" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Reading platform Scribd launches original content offering for subscribers: Pieces will range between a magazine feature and a book" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Toyota to share hybrid vehicle secrets for free" BBC 8:11 AM
  • "The world of cybersecurity in numbers" BetaNews 8:10 AM
  • "SUSE to celebrate its Independence Day by eating something multi-cloud management-y: That's 15 March btw, when Micro Focus dumped profitable bits" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 set to launch alongside 'compact' Note 10e model: Pint-sized flagship might be a Europe-exclusive" The Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "New leak offers more details on Samsung's mysterious second Galaxy Note 10 model" BGR 7:32 AM
  • "Google+ is officially dead... but you may still be able to download your content" BetaNews 8:10 AM
  • "Guardian to flag old news on social media" BBC 7:33 AM
  • "Virgin Media named and shamed as UK's worst ISP for outages: One in six customers suffer no connection for days at a time" The Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "YouTube execs ignored 'toxic' content concerns" Seeking Alpha 7:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Powerbeats Pro Launch, Fortnite Addiction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-03" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "The Rebound 232: Ray Romano" Six Colors 11:16 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Inside Apple's shaky plan to deliver a 5G iPhone in 2020: Apple is relying on Intel for its 5G modem, and things are not going smoothly between the two companies."  Fast Company 8:49 PM
  • "Apple might debut first in-house modem in 2021 as it questions Intel's ability to deliver 5G chip: A report on Wednesday highlights Apple's struggles to obtain 5G modem chips for its flagship iPhone by 2020, saying increasingly tense relations with current supplier Intel might delay those plans. That might not matter, as the company is on track to build its own modems that could debut in 2021." AppleInsider 9:21 PM
  • "Apple's Plans to Release 5G iPhone in 2020 Could Be Stymied by Intel Delays" MacRumors 8:44 PM
  • "Apple's First 5G iPhone May Not Ship Until 2021, Two Years After Android Rivals: Report" HotHardware 4:08 PM
  • "News from Apple's chip manufacturer is good for the entire smartphone industry" phoneArena 9:21 PM
  • "Apple & Beats Powerbeats Pro coming soon, announces Hollywood billboard: Powerbeats Pro, a take on Apple's AirPods wireless headphones concept by Apple-owned Beats, has been spotted in pre-launch advertising in Hollywood." AppleInsider 12:08 PM
  • "Japan Display reportedly gets lifeline, will supply Apple Watch screens" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Japan Display to Supply OLED Screens for Apple Watch Series 5" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 will get new OLED screens from a different source" BGR 7:32 AM
  • "Japan Display to supply OLED screens for next Apple Watch, report says" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "With Apple 5G modem likely in 2021, prospects for 5G iPhone in 2020 'in jeopardy'" AppleInsider 11:24 AM
  • "Samsung Declines Apple Proposal to Supply Exynos 5G Modems for 2020 iPhones Citing Supply Constraints" mysmartprice 8:46 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Report: iPad Pros Have a Touch-Screen Problem/The display does not respond correctly to user input, meaning typing leaves out characters, scrolling stutters, and gestures don't register." PC Magazine 10:25 AM
  • "iPad Pro users are still complaining about long-standing screen issues" TrustedReviews 8:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pro or no? How the high-end 2019 iMac measures up: It all depends on the software you use the most." Macworld 11:13 AM
  • "Apple AirPods (2019) review: Impressive true wireless headphones, now with better sound" What Hi-Fi? 11:33 AM
  • "Apple AirPods (2019) review: A subtle, but meaningful upgrade" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Review: The Perfect Earbuds, Except They Don't Last/Sleek and convenient, Apple's wireless earbuds are an engineering marvel. But they are difficult and expensive to maintain." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Surface Studio 2 vs iMac (2019): Which should you buy?" Windows Central 8:17 AM
  • "iPad Air 3 Teardown"  iFixit 7:56 AM
  • "iPad Air internals reminiscent of 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with updates: The third-generation iPad Air may share the dimensions and style of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but a teardown of the tablet shows it has quite a few component differences from its Pro-grade counterpart, as well as having a similar general construction." AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "iPad Air Teardown: A12 Bionic Processor With 3GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5 and Larger Battery, But Lacks ProMotion Display Tech" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "iPad Air 3 review: Semi-Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 9:22 PM
  • "Best MacBook for Photographers in 2019" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "Review: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock" Hexus 8:05 AM
  • "Best iPad mini 5 cases: Protect your tiny tablet with our pick of the ideal sleeves and cases, from £10 to £45" Expert Reviews 11:00 AM
  • "Kensington's SP2000P can help with connectivity limitations of most Mac laptops" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Cassandra -Pre-release of Pixelmator Photo: Looking Rather Good" eXtensions 8:01 AM
  • "Update to DSLR Camera by by Fulvio Scichilone: Another Hidden Gem" eXtensions 7:59 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Organize Photos by Faces in iOS" Lifehacker 11:15 AM
  • "3 Ways To Print File Listings On Your Mac" MacMost 9:00 AM
Tips
  • "How to use Apple's Accessibility features to set up an iPad for the elderly or disabled" AppleInsider 11:15 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Powerbeats Pro or new AirPods — Which do you buy?" AppleInsider 5:04 PM
  • "Beats' Powerbeats Pro could beat AirPods at their own game" TechCrunch 3:25 PM
  • "Too Much Cook Spoils the Mac?" Rixstep 3:24 PM
  • "Why Apple Card should include AppleCare+, and why it won't: With the announcement of Apple Card, many were hoping to see AppleCare+ as a free benefit for cardholders. Here's why Apple should have included it, and why they most likely won't." iMore 3:13 PM
  • "Apple Comes Under Fire for Issues With Apple Watch and Recent iPad Pros" Gizmodo 12:51 PM
  • "Apple Watch 5: what we want to see" TechRadar UK 11:29 AM
  • "15 Things You Didn't Know About Apple"  Apple Gazette 11:12 AM
  • "How Apple's March 25 Announcement Looks a Lot Like 'The Game of Thrones': The battle among the titans of tech for the 'digital' throne is just like the battle for the 'iron' one." Entrepreneur 11:00 AM
  • "Why Apple Arcade is important to Apple's AR plans" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "4 things I hate about Apple News+ after one week: You can't delete issues? I have to read PDFs? What the heck, Apple?"  Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "This gorgeous iPhone 11 concept is probably much more exciting than the real thing" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "The Grass is the Greenest it Has Ever Been: I make no secret that I have been using an iPhone as my primary phone since 2007. As an analyst, I have to try different products in all kind of categories including phones, which means I have been using Android phones as well as what has come before from Windows Phone to PalmOS and every flavor of feature-phone before then. " Tech.pinions 8:16 AM
  • "iFixit surgeons tut at iPad mini 5 X-ray: Looks like a mild case of pain-in-the-arse-to-repair/Screwdriver-botherers put the hurt on Apple's little tablet" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook is not the best person to be CEO of Apple" MacDailyNews 8:02 AM
  • "Apple got tablets right, and created a whole new market with the iPad: The original iPad was launched on January 27, 2010 but it actually shipped to people on April 3 that year. That was when customers got to use it and saw how wrong the pundits and fans were —plus how right Steve Jobs turned out to be. Again." AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Guess who's mail client is more popular" Apple 3.0 7:57 AM
  • "Editorial: Why Apple isn't 'slashing prices' in China" AppleInsider 7:41 AM
  • "Watch Apple's warm and funny humans at work ad" Apple Must 7:29 AM
  • "Apple should redouble its efforts on Macs with built-in AirPower capabilities" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Nikon Z 7 vs. Canon EOS R: What's The Best Flagship Mirrorless?" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
  • "Tip: Use Your Own Music in Spotify" Thurrott 7:55 AM
  • "German government parties stall parliamentary process relating to EU copyright reform: democracy delayed is democracy denied" Foss Patents 7:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Powerbeats Pro: Pricing, Release Date, News, & More" iMore 2:52 PM
  • "Apple Unveils Powerbeats Pro — Noise Isolation Wireless Earbuds With H1 Chip That Come in Several Color Options"  WCCFTech 12:53 PM
  • "Innovative Penquills iOS App with Handwriting Recognition Now Available" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Pixelmator Team announces AI-powered Pixelmator Photo coming April 9th" prMac 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and BMW launch industrial IoT partnership: Second alliance of its kind following Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with OpenClassrooms to launch an AI-learning program for students" Neowin 7:39 AM
  • "ASIO eyes Microsoft Azure for phase one of tech transformation: Six packages are up for grabs under the spy agency's systems integration tender, with protected, secret, and top secret information to be hosted solely on Azure." ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Closes Ebook Store, Will Refund All Purchases: The books category has disappeared from the Microsoft Store and you'll no longer be able to access purchased or rented ebooks from July. Expect a full refund, though." PC Magazine 7:54 AM
  • "Will Windows 10 users flock to Chromium Edge for its exclusive 4K Netflix streaming? Signs are that Microsoft's new Chromium Edge will still be the only browser to offer 4K Netflix streaming." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Intel's Xeon Platinum CPU boasts a whopping 56 cores and 112 threads: Core-blimey" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Ties CPUs, FPGAs, and Memories into a Package Deal" EE Times Asia 7:30 AM
  • "Intel launches second generation Xeon hardware" ITProPortal 7:53 AM
  • "Home>Systems: Intel's Bean Canyon (NUC8i7BEH) Coffee Lake NUC Review - Ticking the Right Boxes" AnandTech 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Poaches Qualcomm CFO" Thurrott 9:48 AM
  • "Intel hires Qualcomm's finance chief to bring 'discipline' to chipmaker" Telegraph 7:38 AM
  • "And here's Intel's Epyc response: Up-to 56-core, 4GHz 14nm second-gen Xeon SP chips, Agilex FPGAs, persistent mem/Amazing what some competition can do: Kicking Chipzilla up the data cache" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "AMD will show off 3rd-gen Ryzen CPUs and Navi at Computex 2019: Wonder if Intel and Nvidia will be watching from the shadows" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Poised For Explosive CPU And GPU Sales Growth In 2019 Driven By Zen 2 And Navi" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Dell Technologies, VMware dominate converged infrastructure, says IDC: Hyperconverged infrastructure is driving growth for the broader category, according to IDC." ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Semiconductor group urges more research funding to counter China" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "China's Share of Fabless Market Grows but U.S Dominant" EE Times Asia 7:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "China And Rest Of Asia Will Continue To Drive Apple Growth" Seeking Alpha 10:23 AM
  • "TSMC's 7nm orders grow on smartphone demand" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P notches fifth straight day of gains on U.S.-China trade optimism" MarketWatch 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks End Up on Reports U.S.-China Trade Deal Close to Being Done: Stocks close up following reports the U.S. and China have resolved most of their trade agreement issues." TheStreet 5:12 PM
  • "US stocks move broadly higher in early trading, led by tech" Associated Press 11:51 AM
  • "Stocks climb for 5th day on optimism US-China trade talks will succeed" FOXBusiness 5:13 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Resume Their Rise on Trade Hopes: Indexes inch higher as markets look to Washington for signals on trade" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:13 PM
  • "Asian markets rise on report of U.S.-China trade-deal progress: Deal said to be 90% done; Nikkei, Hang Seng lead gains" MarketWatch 7:51 AM
  • "Chance of no-deal Brexit 'alarmingly high,' declares Bank of England's Carney" MarketWatch 5:13 PM

 
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