MacSurfer's Headline News
Home | Apple Stock | Tracked Sites | TechNN | | E-Mail | Sherlock Plugin
Login | Subscribe to MacSurfer's Headline News
Poll | Most Popular | Talking Heads | A Year Ago Today |

MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, April 21, 2019


MacSurfer's Headline News Reader Specials

Make charging as beautiful as the iPhone itself with HoverDock for iPhone. This clean, minimalist answer to your iPhone charging needs is ust $27.95 for a limited time.

Please help support MHN and TechNN with YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Become a contributing patron today.

Apple TV+ said to cost $10/month after free trial, but only 5 shows at launch. Is it worth it? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

  • "Could Apple's lock on premium luxury be eclipsed by an era of good-enough gear?"  Roughly Drafted 8:47 AM
  • "Earth Day 2019: Apple's recycling robots and efforts to end single-use plastic"  The New Daily 8:27 AM
  • "Giving human touch to Alexa or Siri can backfire"  IANS 8:28 AM
  • "Apple said Qualcomm's tech was no good. But in private communications, it was 'the best.'"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Court documents show Apple purposefully bought pools of cheap patents to help make Qualcomm's royalty demands appear overpriced" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Apple dismissed Qualcomm's tech in public, while praising it in private: The iPhone maker called Qualcomm's engineering 'the best' in a memo, according to a Washington Post report." CNET 4/20
  • "Apple's Sinister Plan To Squeeze Qualcomm IP Royalty Payments Was Hatched Years Ago" HotHardware 4/20
  • "'One more thing': Apple fails in legal bid over Swatch trademark/Apple's bid to stop watch company Swatch using the phrase 'one more thing' in Australia has failed, despite the tech giant arguing the term was synonymous with its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs."  Sydney Morning Herald 4/20
  • "Apple's interest in self-driving cars reported to be revving up" Digital Trends 4/20
  • "Apple plans to bring more iOS features to the Mac" Mashable 4/20
  • "Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac"  9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS" TechCrunch 4/19
  • "Apple reportedly bringing Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and other iOS features to the Mac" The Verge 4/19
  • "macOS Messages Freezes or Crashes, Fix" macReports 4/20
  • "When iTunes says to 'restore your iPhone,' do you have to? A bug in iTunes can be generally bypassed by quitting the app and relaunching." Macworld 4/19
  • "How to Change Mouse & Trackpad Speed on Mac" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "How to AirDrop files from a Mac computer to other Apple devices" Business Insider 4/19
  • "How to right click on a Mac computer in three different ways" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Here's How You Can Turn off 'Hey Siri' On Your Mac" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "Glitch an Image On Your Mac Using Audacity" MacMost 4/19
  • "Siri Shortcuts, iMessages effects, and more headed to Mac later this year! That 'Slam' effect may actually work on your Mac iMessages in macOS 10.15." iMore 4/19
  • "Apple Bringing Major iPhone Features to the Mac With macOS 10.15" Thurrott 4/19
  • "iOS' Shortcuts feature will come to macOS, but what about Automator?" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple's replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)" Apple World Today 4/19
  • "Guilherme Rambo: macOS 10.15 to Ship with Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts" 512 Pixels 4/19
  • "Any alternative to Apple's ecosystem? Yes, but you'll have to Google it: Apple isn't the only one with an expansive ecosystem of products, services, and software."  ZDNet 4/19
  • "Three ways Apple's own Marzipan apps can benefit macOS" Macworld 4/19
  • "What we think we know about macOS 10.15" Apple Must 4/19
Press Releases
  • "7 Free Open Source macOS Apps for Guitarists" Apple Gazette 4/19
  • "Memo: Finally, an elegant way to organize your sticky notes." Bloop Software 4/19
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Northern California Apple Store thefts restart, $100K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy & more" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple TV marketing team adds new exec for Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Watch Steve Jobs prank call Starbucks live on stage during the very first iPhone event" BGR 4/20
  • "CIRP: Apple tops US sales charts in Q1, Samsung a close second" GSMArena 4/19
  • "Apple is chipping away at Samsung in the U.S." Apple Must 4/19
  • "Apple's newly appointed retail boss Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram to detail her world tour of company stores" iDownload Blog 4/19
  • "Will, Jaden and Jada Smith Visit Apple Park for Environmental Discussion" MacRumors 4/19
  • "Danielle DePalma Joins Apple As Film & TV Series Marketing Executive" Deadline 4/19
  • "Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma to oversee Apple TV+ marketing" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "Foundation show runner steps down from Apple's TV adaptation" Cult of Mac 4/19
  • "Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Store" UberGizmo 4/19
Non-Apple News
  • "LG reportedly files patent for triple selfie camera on smartphone" Digital Trends 4:26 PM
  • "Samsung's reported delay of two Galaxy Fold launch events casts doubt on shipping date" CNET 4:16 PM
  • "Samsung has reportedly postponed the Galaxy Fold's launch in China" The Verge 1:19 PM
  • "Millions of people still have pathetically weak, easily hacked passwords" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "The Game Boy's 30th anniversary: a celebration in photos" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Happy 30th B-Day, Game Boy: Here are six reasons why you're #1" Ars Technica 8:32 AM
  • "Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds" BBC 4/20
  • "These are the most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours? Your name, your favorite football team and your favourite band: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has released a list of the 100,000 most common passwords to appear in data breaches in an effort to encourage users to select strong passwords." ZDNet 4/20
  • "Mobile Innovation Is Stalled: Why That's a Good Thing/The decelerated state of mobile innovation is what we really want--and, in fact, need--today." ITPro Today 4/20
  • "BlackBerry Messenger to shut down in May, be replaced by enterprise version" Digital Trends 4/20
  • "Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 4/20
  • "Game Boy Turns 30: Remembering Nintendo's Famous Handheld/It's been three decades since Nintendo launched its groundbreaking portable system. Let's take a look back at what made it special." PC Magazine 4/20
  • "Nintendo gets nearly a quarter of gaming's 1.5 million TV ad impressions between March 16 and April 15" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "Game Boy Turns 30: Remembering Nintendo's Famous Handheld" PC Magazine 4/20
  • "Galaxy Fold woes, iPad mini phone, Pixel 3a (MobileTechRoundup show #466)" ZDNet 7:29 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, and Cat Murdock, a hacker who hunts online predators, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:04 AM
  • "The best Apple CEO ever? New book explains why Tim Cook deserves more credit for Apple's success" [Interview with Leander Kahney] GeekWire 4/20
  • "10 awesome Activity app secrets [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 293] Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "iMore show 654: A Roller Coaster With No Hill" iMore 4/20
  • "Folding Phone Drama ... Unfolds – The TouchArcade Show #396" Touch Arcade 4/20
  • "Podcast: Apple-Qualcomm, Intel 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Alleged iPhone 11 Molds Show Of Triple Camera Setup" UberGizmo 8:27 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone XI and XI Max Molds Show Triple Camera Layout" MacRumors 4/20
  • "'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max' case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "iOS Apps Stuck Loading on iPhone or iPad, How To Fix" macReports 8:35 AM
  • "Fix for AirPods Battery Draining Too Quickly" iPhone Hacks 8:04 AM
  • "Apple To Declare iPad 2 As Vintage And Obsolete This Month, Here's What That Means" Redmond Pie 4/20
  • "Fix AirPods Battery Draining Too Fast Problem? Here's How" Redmond Pie 4/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19

  • "The iPad Mini Resurrected: Thoughts on Apple's latest, decidedly retro device" 500ish Words 7:29 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. Apple iPhone XR" GSMArena 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch New Spring Bands Launched: Wrist-On Review" Forbes 4:16 PM
  • "Amazon Kindle (2019) review: The best Kindle for most people" Android Authority 1:34 PM
  • "Fitbit Inspire HR review: Detailed fitness tracking for a low price" Mashable 4/20
  • "Hand-crafted wood bands give Apple Watch a rustic look and polished feel" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Snakehive Wood Wallet iPhone Case review: Practical appeal/Sustainably sourced wood protects your phone in this functional case." iMore 4/20
  • "iPad mini (2019) review: Yes, the bezels are big, but after the huge iPads of recent years the 2019 iPad mini is a surprising and powerful tablet. Here's our full review" Macworld UK 4/19
  • "2019 iMac 27-inch Core i9 versus 2017 iMac Pro -Part Two" Bare Feats 4/19
  • "Sorry iPhone X owners, but Pixel takes way better Aurora photos" Mashable 4/19
  • "iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: Is this the best tablet around?" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "Apple HomePod review: Superb sound, so-so smart speaker" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "Logitech Slim Folio Pro backlit keyboard case review" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "The Western Digital WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: Moving The Mainstream To NVMe" AnandTech 4/19
  • "iPhone Shows Photos in Storage, But None on Device? Here's Why!" OS X Daily 4/20
  • "How to use Siri with Apple Music: With Siri, you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music." iMore 4/19
  • "How to delete the contacts that Facebook may have scraped from you" BetaNews 4/19
  • "How to protect your privacy on YouTube" The Verge 4/19
  • "How to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails" The Verge 4/19
  • "Is Apple Card worth getting?" iMore 4/20
  • "The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier" Business Insider 4/20
  • "When to use an external microphone or recorder to make your podcasts" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "Simple tips to speed up your iPhone" [Slideshow] ZDNet 4/20
  • "How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "16+ iPhone tips to get things done faster" Computerworld 4/19
  • "Which Mac Makes the Best Server?" MakeUseOf 4/19
  • "Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?" Lifehacker 4/19
  • "'I dumped Apple because it's too prima donna,' said the Best Buy salesperson: In my second attempt to see how different retailers suggest you avoid Apple's ecosystem, a Best Buy salesperson offered an eclectic grouping of gadgets. And some deep emotions."  ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked/Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries." PC Magazine 4/20
  • "This Hilarious Customer Story Shows the 1 Brutal Difference Between Apple and Google" Inc. 4/20
  • "Making the Grade: A look back at the LAUSD iPad hacking scandal" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Apple Begrudgingly Admits Qualcomm's Tech Is 'The Best'" UberGizmo 4/19
  • "Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "Apple Watch Series 4, band variety, and the history of gold" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Here's what everyone gets wrong about this famous Steve Jobs quote, according to Lyft's design boss" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Apple's Daisy Robot Is Still a Stunt, But Their Other Recycling Ideas Are Good" iFixit 4/19
  • "Should iPhone owners envy Samsung's Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "My MacStories Story: How iOS Automation Changed My Life" MacStories 4/19
  • "Fresh Rumor Breathes Life Into The iPhone SE 2 Unicorn" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "Skilled in the Art: Apple and Qualcomm Settle in the Courthouse Foyer + Tribal Immunity at the PTAB Goes Out With a Whimper + No Fucts at SCOTU" 4/19
  • "Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple's lead as the smartphone camera king" BGR 4/19
  • "WatchOS 6 wishlist: 6 features to take Apple Watch to the next level" Macworld 4/19
  • "Free Speech Puts U.S. on 'a Collision Course' With Global Limits on Big Tech" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Console gaming is at a crossroads: The PlayStation 5 and all-digital Xbox One S represent disparate futures." Engadget 5:25 PM
  • "Mapping the Brutal Subscription Battlefield: Subscription is the model of the moment for news. But the field is taken over by large players who will spare no expenses to erect the most robust barriers to entry." Monday Note 4:16 PM
  • "Governments Can't Regulate Social Media Because They Are Too Dependent On It" Forbes 2:48 PM
  • "Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day six" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "This is why 100MP smartphones seem like a terrible idea" Android Authority 10:27 AM
  • "Facebook Demands Email Passwords Then Quietly Uploads Contact Lists But Once Again We Don't Care" Forbes 10:27 AM
  • "Samsung is at the bleeding edge with the Galaxy Fold, and we forget too easily that first-generation products are rarely perfect" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "Hey Google, you had one job: 13 examples of Assistant being absolutely clueless" Android Police 8:31 AM
  • "It's Time for LG to Stop Making Phones" Tom's Guide 4/20
  • "Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant? A look at recent news has a lot to tell us about Facebook's trustworthiness." Computerworld 4/20
  • "I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Fold for almost a week, and my favorite thing about it isn't the folding screen" Business Insider 4/20
  • "One Galaxy Fold screen issue is unfixable, and you can blame physics" Android Central 4/20
  • "Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four" TechCrunch 4/19
  • "Facebook Again: These are not mere accidents." Rixstep 4/19
  • "Diving into the broken Samsung Galaxy Fold phone fiasco: The Vergecast crew discusses" The Verge 4/19
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious but flawed first attempt at what could be the future of smartphones" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break" The Verge 4/19
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Wallpapers of the week: colorful geometry and bokeh" iDownload Blog 9:48 AM
  • "Swoot is a new podcast player that lets you see what your friends are listening to" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Vector graphics app Vectornator updated, Mac app soon" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v3.0.0 to the public with significant improvements" iDownload Blog 4/20
  • "'Death Hall' from the Maker of 'Wave Wave' Gets a Great New Trailer and is Launching Next Month" Touch Arcade 4/19
  • "You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser" OS X Daily 4/19
  • "LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Appleā€¤com, stock still available elsewhere" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Apple Store in U.S." MacRumors 4/19
  • "AirPlay 2 support added to BoseSmart speakers and soundbars" iMore 4/19
  • "Saurik to jailbreak community on A12(X) Cydia Substrate ETAs: 'Knock it off'" iDownload Blog 4/19
  • "Invoice2go Partners with Square Capital to Deliver Mobile Access to Business Loans, Helping Small Business Owners Grow" PRNewswire 4/19
  • "Google Home speaker users offered ad-supported access to YouTube Music" AppleInsider 4/19
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Earnings: Will Cloud Computing Continue to Provide Momentum?" Motley Fool 2:48 PM
  • "Unpatched Windows 10 Vulnerability Uses Microsoft Edge To Steal Data — How To Mitigate The Risk" Forbes 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft may have abandoned Sets in Windows 10 — what now for app tabs?" BetaNews 8:30 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Still Working on Sets?" Thurrott 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes an IoT Push With a New Acquisition" Motley Fool 1:18 PM
  • "NVIDIA Reportedly Prepping GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Budget Turing eSports GPU" HotHardware 4:05 PM
  • "Quantum computing is a marathon not a sprint" VentureBeat 1:15 PM
  • "Why it's so hard for some Americans to get high-speed internet" Yahoo Finance 1:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Update April Patch Claims More Antivirus Software Incompatibility Victims" HotHardware 4/20
  • "Bosque is Microsoft's new open source, TypeScript-inspired programming language" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Microsoft Edge Browser Permission Backdoor Can Allow Remote Attacks To Steal Data" HotHardware 4/20
  • "Chromium-based Microsoft Edge pretends to be different browsers by switching user agent" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Big Telecom Is Killing Your Rights To Municipal Internet Service In 26 States" HotHardware 4/20
  • "Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity" Quartz 4/19
  • "Microsoft faces down a new claim that pro-diversity hiring isn't fair to white men: Controversial internal message board threads are highlighting dissent at Microsoft" The Verge 4/19
  • "Latest Windows patch having problems with a growing number of anti-virus software" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "McAfee added to list of antivirus software affected by the April patch for Windows 7" Neowin 4/19
  • "What does Microsoft have planned in Goodyear? We'd love to know/Microsoft Corp. appears to have its sights set on planting a rather large flag in the southwest Valley. The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant has doled out another $37 million for 147 acres in Goodyear, marking its second land purchase in the city west of Phoenix in nine months." Phoenix Business Journal 4/19
  • "Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems" RoadToVR 4/19
  • "Why Intel's Smartphone Strategy Went off the Rails (Again): The chipmaker's second act in smartphones comes to an abrupt end as Apple switches to Qualcomm." Motley Fool 4/19
  • "Intel follows AMD's lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers" Network World 4/19
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 'Picasso' Desktop Processor Pictured, Based on 12nm Zen+ Architecture – Launch of AM4 Ryzen 3000 APUs Imminent" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "AMD's Zen 3 processors to be built in new way that improves efficiency" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "NVIDIA Teases GeForce GTX Turing Mobile GPUs, Acer Leaks GTX 1660 Ti Laptop" HotHardware 4/19
  • "Why HP Has Taken the PC Security Lead" eWeek 4/19
  • "HP Expands Its Chromebook Offering With A Sleek 15-Inch IPS Model Well Under $500" HotHardware 4/19
  • "IBM Counts On Its Cloud And Platform For The Turnaround" Seeking Alpha 4/19
  • "Can IBM's World Wire Be The Answer To Cryptocurrency Payments Or Do We Need More Options?" Forbes 4/19
  • "Oracle's and IBM's hybrid cloud defense may not hold: There's a lot of money on-premises, which keeps IBM and Oracle making money. But AWS, Microsoft, and even Google are targeting on-premises—with IT buy-in" InfoWorld 4/19
  • "Oracle vs. AWS: Compare cloud databases, PaaS and SaaS" SearchAWS 4/19
  • "Cisco defends VPN security" CRN 4/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Asian markets gain in muted holiday trading: Nintendo shares jump on China deal; Nissan stock falls on production cut" MarketWatch 4/19
  • "Stocks close higher as investors digest plethora of earnings, economic data: Pinterest soars by double digits on debut" MarketWatch 4/18
  • "Stocks Fall as Declines in IBM and UnitedHealth Pull the Dow Lower: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes slightly down on sharp declines in shares of IBM and UnitedHealth." TheStreet 4/18
  • "Stocks Reverse Higher As Pinterest Stock Goes Public, Zoom Soars On IPO: On a day in which Pinterest stock went public and Zoom also launched a widely watched IPO, the stock market shook off early weakness and closed higher Thursday." Investor's Business Daily 4/18
  • "Stocks up on IPOs, retail sales, gains of industrial firm shares" FOXBusiness 4/18
  • "Stocks Edge Lower, Pulled Down by Health-Care Shares: Insurers and drug companies have tumbled lately on fears that any tightening of regulations will crimp profits" [Paid Membership Required] 4/18

Tracked Sites >>>

Apple | Apple Service & Support | Apple Hot News | Apple Downloads | Apple Stock | AppAdvice | AppleInsider | Apple Must | App Sliced | AppleToolbox | Apple World Today | Architosh | Ars Technica | ATPM | Automation Orchard | Bare Feats | Betalogue | BGR | Creative Mac | Cult of Mac | Daring Fireball | Digital Arts | dpmac | Engadget | Envato Tuts+ | | gameDB | Gigaom | Gizmodo | iDevGames | iDownload Blog | iDrop News | iFixit | iLounge | iMore | Insanely Great Mac | Inside Mac Games | iPhone Hacks | The Joy of Tech | Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro | LACPUG | Layers Magazine | The Loop | Mac360 | MacDailyNews | MacDirectory | MacGameFiles | Mac Gamer HQ | Mac Kung Fu | Macintosh Resource Page | MacMost | The Mac Observer | Mac OS X Hints | MacPrices | MacReviewZone | MacRumors | MacScripter | Macs in Chemistry | MacSlash | MacSpeedZone | MacStories | MacSurfer | MacTech | Mactrast | Macuarium | MacUpdate | Macworld | Macworld UK | Mashable | Microsoft Office:mac | ModMy | The Mothership | The MUG Center | MyAppleMenu | MyMac | Patently Apple | The PC Weenies | prMac | ramseeker | Recode | Slashdot | Six Colors | TechCrunch | Tech Night Owl | TechRadar | TekRevue | The Apple Post | The Next Web | The Verge | TidBITS | Touch Arcade | Two Guys and a Podcast | VentureBeat | VR on Mac | Yahoo! Tech | 148Apps | 9to5Mac

MacSurfer's Headline News Information

Macworld Web Award 2000 MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and D. Mahaffy
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and D. Mahaffy

CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!