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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 15, 2019


  • "Apple's US job footprint grows to 2.4 million/Thirty-three years ago, five friends sat down at a kitchen table in Tulsa, Oklahoma and decided to start a company. Among them: president of Maccor Andy MacKay and his wife Helen, who runs personnel. Today, less than a mile from that spot, Maccor now occupies 80,000 square feet of space and has earned itself a reputation as the top manufacturer of battery testing systems in the world."  Apple 4:45 PM
  • "The story of the iMac is the story of Apple"  AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "8 ways the iMac changed computing: Apple's most iconic desktop computer."  Macworld 10:52 AM
  • "Apple's bulbous, colorful iMac went on sale 21 years ago today: The iconic all-in-one computer has been with us for a long time." Engadget 11:43 AM
  • "Apple on the hunt for enormous Manhattan office space: iPhone maker could be looking for as much as 750K sf, sources say"  The Real Deal 7:42 AM
  • "New York City is going to be seeing a lot more of Apple" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Apple accused of stealing dual-camera technology used in latest iPhones"  AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Apple sues virtualization firm Corellium for selling iOS and iTunes knockoffs" AppleInsider 9:33 PM
  • "Apple: Break Safari's privacy rules and we'll treat you like malware/The iPhone maker releases a no-fooling-around policy guiding its technology for stopping advertisers and websites from tracking you online."  CNET 7:18 AM
  • "New Apple Policy Will Treat Websites And Advertisers Tracking Its Users Like Hackers" Forbes 7:18 AM
  • "WebKit's new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple warns Safari tracking firms to stop now, or else..." Apple Must 8:51 AM
  • "Bug Bounties Go Big" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "Understanding how Time Machine manages its file archive and how it affects what you can restore: Time Machine deletes files in its backup, but the deletion process only removes older versions of files." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "How to enable read receipts for certain contacts in Messages on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Take Control Of Your Email With iCloud Plus Addressing" MacMost 1:43 PM
  • "How to clean up iCloud storage without paying for more" Mashable 11:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Plex Announces Brand New Desktop App, Ends Support for TV Layout and HTPC Setups" iClarified 2:40 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple readying up to 80 million iPhone 11 units for next month" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Canalys: North American wearables market hits US$2.0 billion in Q2 2019" Canalys 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch still dominating the North American wearables market" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Canalys: Wearables have a $200-$399 sweet spot, led by Apple Watch" VentureBeat 10:15 AM
  • "Trump Tumult Has Gadget Giants Splitting Along U.S.-China Lines" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Siri Answers 83% of Questions Correctly in Test, Beating Alexa But Trailing Google Assistant" MacRumors 2:40 PM
  • "Zurich Apple Store moves to the Rennweg: Apple is withdrawing its flagship store in Zurich from Bahnhofstrasse and is greeting customers on August 31st at Rennweg." Google German-to-English: MacPrime 10:34 AM
  • "Switzerland's Bahnhofstrasse Apple Store relocating on August 31st" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "App Store Today editorial stories are now available on the web in full"  9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "BIG BIM plus Open BIM with Vectorworks Architect" Architosh 7:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Disney fights streaming account sharing with help from cable industry: Deal with Charter aims to stop account sharing on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+." Ars Technica 5:23 PM
  • "Goodbye PCs, it's been nice knowing you. Hello, desktop as a service: We'll still have PCs on our desks, but with the rise of desktop-as-a-service and software-as-a-service, we're returning to smart-terminals and time-sharing services."  ZDNet 4:53 PM
  • "Samsung's wearable market share explodes, Wear OS still a drop in the bucket" Android Authority 3:09 PM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited isn't actually growing faster than Spotify: Spotify is still ahead in terms of raw subscriber numbers." Engadget 10:15 AM
  • "Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says" Vice 9:05 AM
  • "Huawei pushes back launch of 5G foldable, the Mate X" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Turning the Nintendo Switch into Android's best gaming hardware" Ars Technica 7:58 AM
  • "At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear the Screams" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Mascstock -First Time Attendee Peter Tatikian On What He Got From Macstock" MacVoices 4:16 PM
  • "Tumblr vs Facebook, Naming iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-15" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 15, 2019 – Apple Watch Activity Challenge, Sonos + Ikea review" 9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Card, iPhone and iPad rumors, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 663" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably on September 10" AppleInsider 2:40 PM
  • "New iPhones to Debut on September 10 According to File Found in iOS 13 Beta 7" MacRumors 2:41 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 11 to use same OLED display materials as Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10" 9to5Mac 2:42 PM
  • "'iPhone 11" OLED screens may be the same as the Samsung Galaxy S10" AppleInsider 3:09 PM
  • "Scary iPhone battery warning is to 'protect' customers, says Apple: Apple explains why iOS displays a warning following unauthorized battery replacements." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Apple may name its next iPhones 'iPhone 11,' 'iPhone 11 Pro,' and 'iPhone 11 Pro Max,' according to a new report" Business Insider 1:48 PM
  • "Huge iPhone 11 leak reveals surprising new details no one expected" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Everything new in iOS 13 beta 7: 3D Touch, icon tweaks, more" AppleInsider 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Seventh Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers" MacRumors 12:08 PM
  • "Apple was granted almost 6 patents per day in 2018" Cult of Mac 10:18 AM
  • "The U.S. Patent Office Published a series of Five 5G Related Inventions that may be found in Future iDevices" Patently Apple 10:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM

iOS Apps
  • "Activity Trends in iOS 13" MacStories 10:54 AM
  • "Hands-on with iOS 13's major Apple CarPlay update: Expect it to arrive on your device in the fall." CNET 7:59 AM
  • "How to stop Apple Card notifications from bombarding you" Cult of Mac 3:09 PM
  • "Here's Why You Could Be Rejected for the Apple Card" iDrop News 2:40 PM
  • "How to stop getting the 'Storage Full' message on your iPhone" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
  • "iOS 13 Beta 7 Profile File Download Without Developer Account, Here's How" Redmond Pie 12:22 PM
  • "How to mute endless Gmail threads so you're not stuck in a 'reply all' hell" Business Insider 10:33 AM
  • "Add HomeKit to a garage door opener via myQ Home Bridge" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to use the QuickPath swipe keyboard/One of Android's most popular features finally comes to iOS." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "How Goldman Sachs Evaluates Your Apple Card Application" The Mac Observer 10:11 AM
  • "Want an Apple Card? Here's why you could be denied one, says Apple: Too many debts, bad debts, late payments, and bankruptcy could stop you getting an Apple Card." ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "3 Google privacy tips for Mac and iOS users: There are several ways to make your Google activity more private on any platform..." Computerworld Blogs 7:14 AM
  • "Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests: A leaked screenshot carries the date—but it was probably that day anyway." Ars Technica 9:29 PM
  • "Apple To Call Its Next iPhones iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, And iPhone 11 Pro Max: Report" Tech Times 9:30 PM
  • "Latest IOS 13 Beta Teases Potential Launch Date for Next-Gen iPhones" Thurrott 6:00 PM
  • "App Store Editorial Stories Are Now Available on the Web" Daring Fireball 4:46 PM
  • "The original Mac design team reimagines Apple's AirPods. Would you wear them?" Digital Trends 2:42 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro: What YOU want to see" iMore 1:49 PM
  • "Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player" 9to5Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Testing Android smartphones has made my iPhone feel old and slow: It's hard to not come to the conclusion that Apple is being blown away in terms of performance, power, and usability by Android devices that cost far less than the iPhone."  ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11: Exactly When Apple Will Reveal All Its iPhones For 2019" Forbes 10:15 AM
  • "Foldable iPhones? How about Macs with bendable screens?" Apple World Today 8:00 AM
  • "Could This Be The Successor To Apple's Homepod?!" Yanko Design 9:31 PM
  • "Life of a Tech Analyst after Fifty" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:22 AM
  • "World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Look, up in the sky, it's Apple Card!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple announces HomePod will launch in Japan on August 23, pre-orders start today" 9to5Mac 9:21 PM
  • "Gadget Guard Announces Unbreakable Screen Protection for Galaxy Note10 and iPhone X Models" Business Wire 4:46 PM
  • "AmpliFi mesh Wi-Fi users gain free VPN privacy protection with latest software update" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Logitech's new mechanical keyboards are 'more comfortable' to type on" Engadget 1:48 PM
  • "Logitech's latest mechanical keyboards use its new super slim switches" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Creators of Shantae 5 spill more details on Apple Arcade game" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Corning screen protector makes iPhone easier to use in sunlight" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "'Pokemon Masters' Amasses More than 5 Million Pre-Orders Across iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 1:48 PM
  • "'Shantae 5' for Apple Arcade Is Now Titled 'Shantae and the Seven Sirens', New Information Revealed" Touch Arcade 7:42 AM
  • "Feral Interactive Is Bringing the Classic PC RTS 'Company of Heroes' to iPad This Fall" Touch Arcade 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Bill Gates met with Jeffrey Epstein in 2013 to discuss ways the billionaire pedophile could increase his philanthropic spending AFTER he was released from prison - as it emerges they also traveled together on the Lolita Express" Daily Mail (UK) 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Poised to Release New OneDrive Storage Plans" Thurrott 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices are throttle locking to 400 MHz: User reports indicate that an erroneously set CPU flag is sending Intel Core processors back into the Pentium II age." ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Install Windows 10's August 2019 updates now to protect your PC from a nasty worm: Don't panic, but do install the patch." PCWorld 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft bucks trend, maintains contractor reviews of voice recording: It's in the same situation, but Microsoft is taking a different path on voice privacy." Ars Technica 6:53 PM
  • "AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Sharkstooth 32-Core, 64-Thread Zen 2 CPU Benchmarks Leak" HotHardware 5:35 PM
  • "IBM Got More Patents in 2018 Than Google, Apple, and Microsoft Combined: This is the 26th year that IBM has dominated in granted patents, but does it matter? Patents aren't what they used to be." PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Now you see them... IBM made over 800 UK jobs vanish in 2018 despite improving fortunes: Axe fell on sales, marketing and product development" The Register 9:02 AM
  • "How Augusta National and IBM teamed up to make sure online Masters viewers never missed a shot" GOLF 9:02 AM
  • "Oracle Expands Its Global Data Center Footprint" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Cisc-o-no! 'We're being uninvited to bid' on China deals admits CEO as Middle Kingdom snub freaks out investors: Stock price dives as Wall St learns of trouble overseas and weak outlook" The Register 9:03 AM
  • "Lenovo warns of price hikes to absorb U.S. tariffs, shares slide" Reuters 8:56 AM
  • "Lenovo Reports Continued Growth of its PC Business" Thurrott 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung Display considers suspending output at South Korean LCD plant" Reuters 9:19 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks recover some ground, boosted by Walmart and retail sales: Dow bounces a day after biggest one-day percentage drop of 2019" MarketWatch 5:19 PM
  • "Dow Ends Modestly Higher on Strong Walmart Earnings, Retail Sales Report: Stocks end mixed Thursday as strong Walmart earnings and a positive retail sales report beat back trade uncertainty and worries about falling bond rates." TheStreet 5:20 PM
  • "Recession fears explained in one simple sentence" FOXBusiness 5:20 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Stabilize on Strong Retail-Sales Data: Investors' angst eased after data showed U.S. shoppers increased their spending in July" [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat on global recession fears: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Shanghai indexes rise from session lows" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "British stocks stumble for second day on U.S.-China contagion fears: Surprisingly strong U.K. retail sales does little for equities" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

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