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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 17, 2019


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Wednesday Highlights: President Trump doubles down on criticism of Apple not helping unlock iPhones saying "they have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds", recounting help he's given Apple; analyst Paulo Santos says Apple's "small rebound in iPhone sales in China ... did not represent a meaningful recovery of the volume [they] once had in China"; United Kingdom lawmakers say tech tax to proceed regardless of US pressure; New York Post says Apple has eye on 11 Penn Plaza for office space; Bloomberg reporting possible May unveiling of a new low-cost iPhone; Macworld reviews FotoMagico for iPad; John Gruber recalls article from Der Spiegel in which Tim Cook indicated Apple would "eventually no longer have a key to iCloud data".

  • "Apple's Shift on Podcasting Could Upend the Business"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Apple reportedly planning to fund creation of exclusive original podcasts" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Is it a good idea for Apple to buy exclusive rights to podcasts? Why Apple's big podcasting move makes sense—and might not work."  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple to Invest in Original, Exclusive Podcasts: Report" Billboard 3:42 PM
  • "Inside Apple Factory Thefts: Secret Tunnels, Hidden Crawl Spaces"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:09 AM
  • "How Apple factory workers steal pieces of new iPhones — and sometimes get away: But Apple is never too far behind" The Verge 3:30 PM
  • "Apple steps up shift out of China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Class action lawsuit against Apple approved by Quebec Superior Court: The class action affects Quebecers who have purchased Apple products with a rechargeable battery since Dec. 29, 2014 and Quebecers who have purchased AppleCare or AppleCare+ since Dec. 20, 2015."  Montreal Gazette 7:34 AM
  • "Apple faces class action lawsuit in Quebec over battery life" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Bluetooth Flaw Lets Hackers Track Windows, macOS and iOS Devices" LAPTOP Magazine 8:11 AM
  • "Bluetooth exploit makes it possible to track iOS and macOS devices" iDownload Blog 3:30 PM
  • "What is this 'Compatibility Notification Data' which Apple has just updated?" Eclectic Light Company 7:48 AM
  • "iPad is the new Mac display: Sidecar Explained" iMore 1:24 PM
  • "How to stop your Mac from installing Apple's silent updates" Cult of Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Managing a Video Library On Your Mac" MacMost 11:13 AM
  • "How to change your screensaver on a Mac computer, where you can customize patterns or add a password for it" Business Insider 11:19 AM
  • "How to change the language and 'region' on your Mac, for multilingual users and those living abroad" Business Insider 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Quietly, Remotely Delete and Install macOS Files" The Mac Observer 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Is Sending Out Another Silent Update To Fix the Webcam Flaw in Zoom's Partner Apps" Daring Fireball 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Data Extractor 1.8 to extract data contained inside text documents and emails and insert them in a database to reuse" Ecleti 8:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What Apple's products could look like without Jony Ive leading design"  Mashable 7:42 AM
  • "Here's a recap of Tuesday's Big Tech antitrust congressional hearing: Lawmakers searched for explanations from Apple, Facebook and Alphabet in a hearing on Tuesday over app charges, data privacy and whether Google demotes search results of rivals." CNBC 7:37 AM
  • "2019 set to be the worst year yet for smartphone market as lack of worthy upgrades dents demand" The Register 11:20 AM
  • "'Carpool Karaoke' Renewed by Apple for Season 3" Variety 1:00 PM
  • "Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for third series – Reports" Apple Must 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Renews 'Carpool Karaoke' for a Third Season" MacRumors 1:02 PM
  • "'Snoopy In Space' First-Look Trailer Lands In Time For Apollo 11 Anniversary; Apple TV+ Series Debuts This Fall" Deadline 3:30 PM
  • "Snoopy in Space | Coming this fall to Apple TV+" YouTube: Snoopy 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Card: U.S. launch imminent, UK/European launch in progress – reports" Apple Must 11:56 AM
  • "Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emojis" Associated Press 7:37 AM
  • "Apple announces 'disability-themed emojis' to arrive in the fall" NBC News 1:00 PM
  • "The Cultural Phenomenon of Emoji: Key Takeaways from the 2019 Emoji Trend Report." Adobe 8:11 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gives Talk at Apple Headquarters" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Wedding photographer's anti-iPhone rant strikes a nerve" Cult of Mac 11:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FaceApp Lets You 'Age' a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy? Some security concerns raised about the app at the center of a popular social media trend are exaggerated, but experts say the developer should be more transparent." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:56 PM
  • "UK workers who lose jobs to AI will be retrained" BBC 8:36 PM
  • "Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth: Just don't say it's competition." Engadget 5:36 PM
  • "Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Trump's trade war with China is leaving tech with a growing tab, trade group warns: Tariffs on imported Chinese products cost the US tech industry $1.3 billion in May 2019 alone, according to data from the Consumer Technology Association: and the cost is expected to grow." ZDNet 3:30 PM
  • "Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don't Buy It" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:20 AM
  • "A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor" The Verge 10:30 AM
  • "Amazon Music Hits 32 Million Subscribers Possibly Crushing Jay-Z's Tidal" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's exchange with Facebook's crypto boss exposed a big problem about who actually controls the Libra currency" Business Insider 1:54 PM
  • "US Congressman Brad Sherman says Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'may do more to endanger America' than 9/11" Business Insider 12:25 PM
  • "Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Major Chinese Android developer booted from Google Play for drowning users in adverts" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Connected, Episode 252: Full Oracle Mode" MacStories 5:50 PM
  • "9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 2: An unlikely marathon" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Road to Macstock: Registration Volunteers Janet Potter and Cindy Rotz" MacVoices 1:44 PM
  • "Apple's Engineering Focus, iPod Frustration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-17" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "Apple tests AirPods production in Vietnam as it cuts China reliance: Tech giant asks suppliers to support factory trials for wireless earphone" Nikkei 7:33 AM
  • "Apple may adopt ToF camera VCSEL for iPhones in 2020, say sources" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Readies 3D Sensing Rear Camera Component Supplies for 2020 iPhones" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Apple 2019 MacBook Air Price Cut Brings Seriously Crippled SSD Speeds" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Apple rolls out fourth iOS 13, iPadOS 13 developer betas" AppleInsider 12:25 PM
  • "Download iOS 13 Beta 4 & iPadOS 13 Beta 4 Now Available for Developers" OS X Daily 12:58 PM
  • "Elon Musk's Neuralink wants you to type on your iPhone using your brain" The Next Web 7:38 AM
  • "How to boost your phone's slow data connection or poor signal strength: Here are some tricks to try when your Android phone or iPhone is having reception issues." CNET 1:01 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM

  • "Apple Macbook Air (2019) Review: The New Normal/Can It Live Up To The Classic?" The Verge 7:30 PM
  • "Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro review (2019): This is the one" Engadget 11:26 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro review: Updates make the new entry-level models worthy of the Pro name" Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody" Pocket-lint 7:38 AM
  • "Hands-on: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R dummy models" 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
iOS Apps
  • "The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps: Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here's why he concluded it was a pointless exercise." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Switch or Connect to Wi-Fi Networks & Bluetooth Devices Right from the Control Center in iOS 13" Gadget Hacks 8:48 PM
  • "Save Your GarageBand Songs as Custom iPhone Ringtones & Alert Tones" Gadget Hacks 7:12 PM
  • "How to Check Your Laptop's Battery Health" iFixit 11:26 AM
  • "How to use the new High-Key Mono portrait lighting effect on iPhone in iOS 13" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "How to use the new Column view in the iPad Files app" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to use Look Around in Apple Maps/Apple Maps finally has a feature that resembles Google Maps' Street View, and it's just as easy to use." Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "The safest way to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad: Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to free up space on your device without losing files and data that you need." ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Don't use FaceApp if you want to keep the rights to your photos" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Is viral FaceApp stealing your photos? Not all of them" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone loyalty falls to all-time low, new report suggests" 9to5Mac 8:59 PM
  • "Dieter Bohn Reviews the 2019 MacBook Air" Pixel Envy 7:30 PM
  • "iOS 13 iPhone connected to iPod? WILL IT WORK?" The Loop 7:19 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Realistic Models Once More Show Prominent Changes From the Backside in Latest Gallery" WCCFTech 7:05 PM
  • "If You're an Apple Fan, This Is the Search Engine You Should Be Using" iDrop News 3:41 PM
  • "From Ink to iPads: The Evolution of the Modern Comic Book" PC Magazine 1:00 PM
  • "The evolution of the MacBook" [Slideshow] Computerworld 12:57 PM
  • "Alexa wins the Apple App Store as voice control takes over: Alexa's meteoric climb up the Apple App Store charts should be all the proof you need that the age of voice is here." Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Apple may have a growing iPhone loyalty problem..." Apple Must 10:09 AM
  • "This beautiful Android R design could make me switch from iOS" BetaNews 8:09 AM
  • "Is the Apple Card any better than a regular credit card? We asked an expert" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "Why does Apple hate falafel? More food, more animals, and much more diverse people" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Taxing Offshore Profits; Easing up on Hauwei; Camera and Film Developments" eXtensions 7:26 AM
  • "Don't Buy a Pet Camera. These Security Cameras Are the Best Way to Spy on Your Dog or Cat." The Wirecutter 6:39 PM
  • "No, 5G won't give you brain cancer" Cult of Mac 3:31 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Sky: Children of Light' from thatgamecompany Hits the App Store a Bit Ahead of Schedule" Touch Arcade 8:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Redesigns OneDrive for iOS" Thurrott 1:24 PM
  • "Spotify app update for iPad finally supports multitasking" The Verge 11:57 AM
  • "Dropbox announces new integrations with audio, video and transcription tools" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "B&H Announces: Luxli Releases Their New 'Composer' App" Business Wire 11:28 AM
  • "Square Panda™ Literacy Playset Now Available in Select Apple Stores" Business Wire 11:27 AM
  • "Withings launches BPM Core blood pressure monitor with ECG" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Fortnite 9.40 brings new tactical shotguns, big gameplay changes" Cult of Mac 7:32 AM
  • "W6 Stand is a fun tribute to the original iPod — and a cool Apple Watch charger" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they're targeted by nation-sponsored hackers" Ars Technica 7:27 PM
  • "Microsoft, AT&T ink cloud deal worth more than $2 billion" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Major Cloud Partnership With AT&T" Thurrott 11:57 AM
  • "AT&T commits to moving its employees to Microsoft 365" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 Results Announcement Will Primarily Revolve Around Azure" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Set to Report Earnings on Thursday. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft to explore using Rust: Rust has been gaining in popularity and Microsoft intends to see if it can hold up to its demands." ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft wows Inspire crowd with language-translating HoloLens hologram" VentureBeat 1:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest holoportation demo shows off its mixed reality, AI, translation technologies" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade: The company said it's starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving those PCs to the latest version of the operating system." Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18362.10006 to the Slow ring - here's what's new" Neowin 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft demos ElectionGuard technology for securing electronic voting machines: New ElectionGuard SDK to be open-sourced on GitHub; provided for free to voting machine vendors." ZDNet 8:55 PM
  • "IBM Rises on Earnings Beat, In-line Revenue: IBM also reaffirms its full-year guidance, leading to a jump in shares after hours." TheStreet 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Q2 top expectations, but company says it'll outline Red Hat strategy Aug. 2: If you were looking for color on IBM's purchase of Red Hat you'll just have to wait. For the second quarter, IBM topped bottom line expectations with sales down 4.2%." ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "IBM revenue falls as weak legacy businesses offset cloud growth" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Reports Better-Than-Expected Second-Quarter Earnings" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Profit Tops Estimates as Focus Turns to Red Hat for Growth" Bloomberg 3:43 PM
  • "IBM Earnings Beat, Revenue Misses In Q2" Investing 3:35 PM
  • "AT&T and IBM have formed an alliance to leverage cloud, communications, and networking technologies" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "IBM Inks Deal With AT&T on Cloud, 5G, IoT & Edge Computing" Zacks 11:25 AM
  • "AT&T And IBM: Tackling A $1 Trillion Opportunity" Seeking Alpha 1:29 PM
  • "To the Moon: IBM and Univac, Apollo 11"s integrators" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Intel invests as much as $500 million in startups each year. Here's what it's looking for in new investments, according to one of its top VCs." Business Insider 11:25 AM
  • "Intel CEO Pins 10nm Delay on the Company's Aggressive Design Goals" Tom's Hardware 3:36 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X CPU Review Ft. X570 AORUS PRO WIFI" WCCFTech 3:36 PM
  • "Cisco to upgrade Credorax's data centre network in new partnership" Gigabit Magazine 11:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs raises its price target for Apple, citing overall market momentum" Business Insider 10:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower as investor sdigest mixed earnings and economic cross currents: Bank of America beats earnings estimates on retail business" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stock Indexes Sell Off Hard Into The Close; Netflix Sinks Late: Key stock indexes closed near session lows in the stock market today as earnings continued to roll in and investors awaited reports from several big names." Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks retreat on Trump's gloomy outlook for China trade" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Lower as Earnings Season Starts With Qualms Over Growth: Industrial sector is one of the biggest drags on S&P 500; earnings are due from Netflix, eBay and others." [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back as trade tensions resurface: Stocks retreat in Tokyo, Hong Kong as Trump says 'long way to go' for trade deal" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:25 AM
  • "European markets subdued on trade war concerns but inflation data buoys stimulus hopes" MarketWatch 8:25 AM

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