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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, July 14, 2019


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Friday Highlights: Tile, maker of tracking devices, decries Apple's anti-competitive practices and will be among four companies testifying before a House Judiciary subcommittee against big tech monopoly; Apple's purchase of "shows how AI is moving right onto devices" says Wired, opening the future for Apple's AI, and Dan Moren analyzes this and two more of Apple's recent acquisitions; New York Times wonders why the DOJ is pressing Apple for help even though tools exist to crack iPhones—more on Apple vs. DOJ/FBI in our Op/Ed section; AppleInsider has tips for decluttering your Mac; Goldman Sachs insists they're in control of who gets an Apple Card despite Apple's "created by Apple, not a bank" claim; following controversy, Apple's The Banker will be released in theaters, a first for Apple; latest AirPods Pro firmware complaints over worse noise cancellation.

  • "France passes digital tax on Apple, others" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "The 2020 iPhone is already overshadowing the iPhone 11: Rumors about next year's iPhone are heating up, with promising sales forecasts and some standout features."  CNET 7/13
  • "Tesla to Apple: Help Us Nail Robocar-Secrets Thief"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/12
  • "Tesla wants Apple's help in solving IP theft" Cult of Mac 7/12
  • "Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "Apple Flexes Its Privacy Muscles"  TidBITS 7/12
  • "Why the recent hacks show Apple's security strength, not its weakness" Digital Trends 7/12
  • "Apple reportedly suspends development of AR/VR headsets"  DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7/12
  • "Does Apple's simplified Mac lineup have a hole in it? Apple's recent tweaks to its portable Mac lineup puts the company in an unusual position."  Macworld 7/12
  • "Apple: Macintosh Forks/It's hardly a stretch to assume that Macs will one day be powered by Apple's own CPU chips. This will lead to a fork — or two — of macOS. A 'sliding' fork starting at the product line's low end, and another that permanently sequesters the new 'extreme' Mac Pro."  Monday Note 1:28 PM
  • "How to Use Sidecar to Extend your Screen in macOS Catalina and iPadOS" LAPTOP Magazine 8:22 AM
  • "How To Figure Out What Is Taking Up Space On Your Mac" MacMost 7/12
  • "How to quickly snooze Calendar alerts for longer than 15 minutes on Mac" iDownload Blog 7/12
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pro X 10.4.6" TidBITS 7/13
  • "Data Creator 1.8 for macOS, an advanced data generator to create presentations, tests and prototyping." Ecleti 7/12
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple backs down, returns parental control app OurPact to App Store" Digital Trends 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Watch user says Emergency SOS helped save him from drowning after jet ski accident" 9to5Mac 10:58 AM
  • "Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "iPhone 6 reportedly catches fire in girl's hand" Cult of Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Check out this incredible archive of Apple's promotional photos and ads: Scroll through memory lane" The Verge 2:07 PM
  • "Jewel Changi Airport Photo Walk launches second Apple Store in Singapore" 9to5Mac 7/13
  • "We compared Apple and Microsoft's flagship stores in London — and the winner was clear" Business Insider 7/13
  • "California girl says her iPhone 6 caught fire- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 7/13
Non-Apple News
  • "Visa's vision for the future of payments is password-free" ZDNet 8:35 PM
  • "Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should probe Google" Axios 8:02 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks - official" Reuters 6:23 PM
  • "NBA and NFL commissioners tell how they're turning to technology to draw in fans" CNBC 6:04 PM
  • "Page through computer history with this complete scan of NeXT's Fall 1989 catalog" The Verge 3:06 PM
  • "Fighting Big Tech Makes for Some Uncomfortable Bedfellows: Conservatives are showing up at largely liberal conferences to call for breaking up Facebook and Google. Liberals are going on conservative TV shows to do the same. It's awkward." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Amazon's $700 Million Training Pledge Is Actually a Bargain: The retail giant may end up spending less per employee than the average organization." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/13
  • "Facebook Reportedly Staring Down Barrel Of $5 Billion FTC Fine Over Privacy Violations" HotHardware 7/13
  • "Zuckerberg takes $5B fine in stride at 'Summer Camp for Billionaires'" New York Post 7/13
  • "Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple" AppleInsider 7/13
  • "Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/13
  • "New Macs smackdown! [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 304] Cult of Mac 7/13
  • "Apple without Jony Ive, Services, and Current Macs, with John Kheit -ACM 518" The Mac Observer 7/13
  • "iMore show 665: Things That Make You Go Hmmmm/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 7/12
  • "The Dalrymple Report: MacBooks, an old iPhone, and Apple Watch" The Loop 7/12
  • "Bryan Chaffin on A Post-Ive, Post-Ahrendts Apple, and Facebook's Cryptocurrency" MacVoices 7/12
  • "Apple's AR Glasses, HomeKit Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-12" The Mac Observer 7/12
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 12, 2019 – Q2 Mac shipments, Apple's big TV budget" 9to5Mac 7/12
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 233: Apple shakes up the MacBook line, iOS 13 beta 3 and iPad rumors" 9to5Mac 7/12
  • "RIP Macbook, Zoom runs afoul of Apple & more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "Big Mac updates! This week on, The CultCastCult of Mac 7/12
  • "Vergecast: new hardware from Nintendo and Apple" The Verge 7/12
  • "Apple's latest MacBook Pro looks exactly the same from the outside, but the company made a bunch of changes inside that you should know about if you're going to buy one" Business Insider 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's Futuristic AR Glasses Might Warp Scenery to Help the Visually Impaired" iDrop News 2:43 PM
  • "The new 1.4 GHz entry-level MacBook Pro is probably faster than you would expect" 9to5Mac 7/12
  • "This video is our best look yet at Apple's leaked iPhone 11R design" BGR 7/12
  • "Hope You Like Touch Bars: A MacBook Pro Teardown Story" iFixit 7/12
  • "Apple's Base 2019 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Bigger Battery, Worse Upgradability" HotHardware 7/12
  • "iOS URL Scheme Susceptible to Hijacking" TrendMicro 7/12
  • "Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it" AppleInsider 2:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/12
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/12
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/12

  • "Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone" AppleInsider 1:27 PM
  • "Fuse Chicken Universal charger with battery takes on the world [Review] Cult of Mac 2:42 PM
  • "Hands on: Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a lot of bang for the buck" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "iPad Air vs. Microsoft's Surface Go: Which Is a Better Laptop Replacement?" MacRumors 7/12
  • "Review: Sonnet Technologies M.2 4x4 PCIe Card For Mac Pro" Bare Feats 7/12
  • "Logitech G Pro X Review: A Classy Gaming Headset" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/12
  • "Review: Nimble's Bottle Case looks good while helping the oceans" AppleInsider 7/12
iOS Apps
  • "Hands on: Putting Dr. Mario World for iOS under examination" AppleInsider 7/13
  • "iPadOS Preview: Files app, USB Storage, SMB Shares" iMore 7/12
  • "How to Add AppleCare+ Warranty to iPad or iPhone" OS X Daily 1:27 PM
  • "How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Rate & Review an Apple Podcast Series or Show for Others to View" Gadget Hacks 7/12
  • "Automatically Delete Unwanted Apple Music Songs When Your iPhone's Low on Space" Gadget Hacks 7/12
  • "Yes, you can unlock the iPhone with a folio cover. Here's how." Cult of Mac 7/12
  • "How to Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone" OS X Daily 7/12
  • "How to check the weather on your Apple Watch" iMore 7/12
  • "How to Jailbreak iOS 12.2 – iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad Using Unc0ver Jailbreak" iPhone Hacks 7/12
  • "iOS 13: How to automatically close Safari tabs" Macworld 7/12
  • "How to Take Control of Where Every Link on Your Phone or Computer Opens Up" Gizmodo 7/12
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Two Thunderbolt Ports 2019 Teardown" iFixit 7/12
  • "How to securely erase the data off your iPhone or iPad, Android device, Windows PC, hard drives, SSDs, and flash drives" ZDNet 7/12
  • "Should Apple make an Apple Books e-ink reader to take on Amazon's Kindle?" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Fall Technology, Sigma Surprise, Life mirrors Art" eXtensions 7:50 AM
  • "Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers" AppleInsider 7/13
  • "The End of iTunes: Apple's New Mac Media Strategy Explained/Apple isn't really killing iTunes as much as setting it free." iMore 7/12
  • "Apple's AR smart glasses may have been cancelled" GearBrain 7/12
  • "Apple's AR glasses may be coming sooner than we think" Computerworld 7/12
  • "If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple's 2020 will be dull but lucrative" VentureBeat 7/12
  • "Back to school 2019: should you choose Apple's Mac or an iPad" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "Apple's Mac Lineup Finally Make Sense" iPhone Hacks 7/12
  • "Why absolutely everyone should be concerned about facial recognition" Mashable 1:28 PM
  • "The End of the Free Internet Is Near: The idea that the internet should enjoy minimal government oversight precisely because it was a technology that enabled open and free speech for everyone has been turned on its head." Reason 7/13
  • "The FTC's $5 billion fine for Facebook is so meaningless, it will likely leave Zuckerberg wondering what he can't get away with" Business Insider 7/13
  • "The Toxic Potential of YouTube's Feedback Loop" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/13
  • "AT&T Does the Obvious Thing Its CEO Said It Wouldn't Do and Restricts Its Valuable Media Properties" Pixel Envy 7/12
  • "How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem" The Verge 7/12
  • "The AI technique that could imbue machines with the ability to reason: Yann LeCun, Facebook's chief AI scientist, believes unsupervised learning will bring about the next AI revolution." MIT Technology Review 7/12
  • "The best foldables are going to be widescreen: Because no one wants to watch YouTube on a square" The Verge 7/12
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pwn20wnd officially launches unc0ver v3.3.0 to the public without the 'beta' designation" iDownload Blog 5:36 PM
  • "Modified iOS 13 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 10:33 AM
  • "Unc0ver v3.3.0 beta 7 released to fix more loose ends" iDownload Blog 7/13
  • "Chimera iOS 12.2 Jailbreak Update Released" Redmond Pie 7/13
  • "Apple's MFi Program Adds Support For Power Over Ethernet, Lightning-To-USB-C Audio Adapters" Redmond Pie 7/13
  • "Chimera updated to v1.2.2 to fix the voucher_swap exploit on A12(X) devices" iDownload Blog 7/12
  • "Apple lets parental control app OurPact return to the App Store" Engadget 7/12
  • "It's back! Apple restores parental control app OurPact after four months" Reuters 7/12
  • "Apple adds Lightning-to-Ethernet, audio Lightning-to-USB-C adapters to MFi program" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "Powerbeats Pro now available to order in Spain, Japan, Sweden, and more countries" 9to5Mac 7/12
  • "Look at that mug; Ember lets you heat your coffee via your iPhone" Apple World Today 7/12
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft chairman John Thompson explains why CEO Satya Nadella is poised to win the cloud wars" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Surface Book 2 owners from upgrading to Windows 10 1903" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Blocking Surface Book 2 Owners From Upgrading To Windows 10 1903, Here's Why" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Problem" Forbes 6:23 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Continue to Trudge Higher When It Reports Earnings?" Motley Fool 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Word for Android has been installed more than 1 billion times" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "IBM Research explains how quantum computing works and why it matters" VentureBeat 1:28 PM
  • "Intel's Unreleased Core i9-9900KS Faces Burly Ryzen 7 3800X In Leaked Benchmark Battle" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "AMD Claims They Baited Nvidia with Fake GPU Prices" eTeknix 9:52 AM
  • "AMD Becomes A Serious Threat To Intel With The Recent Release Of Ryzen 3900X And Upcoming Ryzen 3950X" Happy Gamer 9:57 AM
  • "Wimbledon 2019: How IBM AI made this the most immersive tournament ever" TechRadar UK [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:52 AM
  • "Dell Technologies on how partners can fuel the digital future" Tahawul Tech 9:48 AM
  • "Oracle's Challenge to $10B Defense Contract Overruled" CW News Desk 9:45 AM
  • "Oracle Shuts Down Operations of Israeli Subsidiary Ravello" CTech 9:44 AM
  • "Work smarter, not harder: Cisco introducing AI and machine learning capabilities" CommsMEA 9:44 AM
  • "PC Shipments Up Nicely In Q2 On Intel Chip Supply Rebound, Lenovo Leads Charge" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "Microsoft backtracks on plans to scrap free software licenses for partners" BetaNews 7/13
  • "Microsoft Word Hits 1 Billion Installs on Android" Thurrott 7/13
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 causes boot problems for some newer Linux distros" BetaNews 7/13
  • "No, AMD Still Isn't Enabling PCIe 4 On 300/400 Series Boards" AnandTech 7/13
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 systems need a BIOS fix for Linux, 'Destiny 2' issues" Engadget 7/13
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This week's Apple trading strategies (7/15-7/19)" Apple 3.0 9:41 AM
  • "Get Ready To Buy Google, Apple, Facebook And Amazon" Forbes 7/12
  • "iPhone suppliers seeing solid revenues in run-up to 2019 models" AppleInsider 7/12
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display secures bailout after funding shortfall" Reuters 7/12
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq close at record levels again as bulls bank on Fed rate cut: S&P 500 scores fourth straight day of gains" MarketWatch 7/12
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq post historic record setting week" FOXBusiness 7/12
  • "Stocks Close Out Week With More Gains: Oil prices also surged as markets show signs of strength while Fed postures for a rate cut" [Paid Membership Required] 7/12
  • "Asian shares largely rise after Wall Street sets new records" Associated Press 7/12

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