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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, August 19, 2019


  • "Trump: Tim Cook makes good case that China tariffs harm Apple, aid Samsung/Apple CEO Tim Cook made a 'compelling argument' that the US China tariffs hurt it more than Samsung, according to US president Donald Trump."  ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case' that trade war helps Samsung over Apple" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Trump admits his tariffs could give Samsung an advantage over Apple" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook makes case for China tariff break to Trump" Telegraph 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's AirPod Business Is Big and Could Get Much Bigger"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple makes job creation claims as 'Google tax' pressure mounts" ["According to the homepage of Apple Korea, the smartphone and mobile software developer claims to have directly and indirectly created over 325,000 jobs in Korea, including around 200,000 new positions in connection with the mobile-based App Store in 2008."]  The Korea Herald 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Catalina to Developers" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "Apple seeds sixth macOS Catalina beta to developers" iDownload Blog 12:29 PM
  • "MacOS Catalina 10.15 Beta 6 Download Available" OS X Daily 1:10 PM
  • "macOS Catalina Home app adds new icon options for HomeKit lights and plugs" 9to5Mac 3:14 PM
  • "Apple has pushed an update to Gatekeeper's data with two version numbers again" Eclectic Light Company 1:39 PM
  • "How to use advanced configurations of Apple's content cache service" TechRepublic 9:09 AM
  • "How to sort, organize and search in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:33 AM
  • "How to stop your MacBook from powering up when you open it" Cult of Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Transfer files fast with AirDrop on your iPhone, iPad and Mac: We show you how to set up, use and even troubleshoot Apple's wireless transfer tool." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot on your Mac - the comprehensive guide" AppleInsider 1:29 PM
  • "Cutting Out Part Of An Image In Preview" MacMost 1:05 PM
  • "Video: connecting the original Macintosh keyboard and mouse to an iPhone" iDownload Blog 3:14 PM
Press Releases
  • "New FCPX Media Asset Management Workflow Extensions Announced" 8:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in push to catch competitors: A report on Monday claims Apple's budget for Apple TV+ has ballooned to more than $6 billion as it invests in an original content library to compete against streaming stalwarts." AppleInsider 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Spending Over $6 Billion on Original Content for Apple TV+" MacRumors 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Targets Apple TV+ Launch in November, Weighs $9.99 Price After Free Trial" Bloomberg 9:18 PM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple plans to launch TV+ in November for $10 a month/The tech giant is reportedly still considering various strategies for the service." Engadget 9:17 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple planning $4.99/month price for Arcade game subscription service after free trial, works with Family Sharing"  9to5Mac 11:40 AM
  • "Apple Arcade video game subscription service rumored to cost $4.99 per month" The Verge 12:03 PM
  • "Apple employees now putting Apple Arcade through its paces" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Circle of life: The rise, fall, and rebirth of every Apple product on the Internet" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Apple's Former Siri Boss Joins Microsoft AI Group" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:14 PM
  • "Microsoft nabs former Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior: Former Apple Siri boss Bill Stasior is now working at Microsoft as Corporate Vice President of Technology, reporting to Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scott." ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft's AI division: But he won't be working on Cortana" The Verge 8:15 PM
  • "Apple celebrates America's national parks this August" Apple 12:07 PM
  • "Apple puts money where its heart is for U.S. National Parks" Apple Must 1:30 PM
  • "Donate to US National Parks by using Apple Pay at an Apple Store" AppleInsider 7:13 AM
  • "16: Apple/A global electronics giant tackles the growing problem of e-waste." Fortune 12:06 PM
  • "Apple places 16th on Fortune's 'Change the World' list" Apple World Today 12:04 PM
  • "The Morning Show — Official Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 8:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google and Gmail are down for thousands of users, mostly in the United States" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Google open-sources gesture tracking AI for mobile devices" VentureBeat 1:09 PM
  • "Google says Stadia Founder's Edition 'almost sold out'" 9to5Google 12:33 PM
  • "Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns: It didn't want to raise concerns among users or officials." Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Amazon Wants to Put Alexa in Cars. Google and Apple Are There Already" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
  • "How Old Should Kids Be When They Get Their Own Digital Devices? PCMag polled 1,000 parents of school-age children about when they'd feel comfortable buying their kids smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart speakers. Here's what we found." PC Magazine 7:08 AM
  • "Upgrade #259: Get Ripped With Pro Max" Six Colors 9:14 PM
  • "iMacs of History, The Morning Show Trailer – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-19" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability, hacker creates new jailbreak: Hackers have for the first time in years released a publicly available jailbreak for iPhones running up-to-date software after Apple mistakenly unpatched a critical vulnerability in its most current iOS release." AppleInsider 9:12 PM
  • "Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years: Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers."  Vice 11:41 AM
  • "iOS 12.4 jailbreak publicly released for modern iPhones" 9to5Mac 12:13 PM
  • "This iMac 2019 concept is better than what Cook announced"  Yanko Design 9:11 AM
  • "Will Apple launch iPhone on September 10?" Computerworld 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 titanium and ceramic leak signals higher prices" VentureBeat 11:47 AM
  • "Titanium and ceramic versions of Apple Watch spotted in watchOS 6 beta" GearBrain 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Could Have Ceramic and Titanium Casing Options" The Mac Observer 11:33 AM
  • "iPhone Says Voicemail Is Full But It Is Not, Fix" macReports 7:37 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM

  • "MacBook Pro 2019 review - Latest Apple laptop is very easy to recommend" Express UK 11:48 AM
  • "Beats PowerBeats Pro review: Apple's fitness AirPods rock" The Guardian 11:48 AM
  • "I've been using Apple's sleek new credit card for a week — here are the best and worst things about it so far" Business Insider 11:44 AM
  • "Fitness Tracker Review: Fitbit Ionic vs. Apple Watch Series 4" Forbes 4:09 PM
  • "Leather cuff for Apple Watch is crazy comfortable, super-stylish [Review] Cult of Mac 4:14 PM
  • "How to report and remove iCloud calendar spam" 9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "How to clear the 'other' storage on your iPhone by deleting cache and system files that take up valuable space" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "How to change your Gmail password on your iPhone using the Gmail app" Business Insider 11:54 AM
  • "How to check your iPhone for spyware" Apple Must 11:33 AM
  • "How to use Google Maps' re-routing option on the iPhone: Google offers alternate routes if you know where to look in iOS." Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "How to use emergency contacts for Android and iOS" [Video] CNET 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Card and three occurrences of 'currently'" The Loop 7:44 AM
  • "What We Know About 2019's iPhone 11R — Rumored Specs, Leaked Images, Important Dates & More" Gadget Hacks 5:43 PM
  • "Survey: one in four iPhone owners plan to purchase a new Apple smartphone when it's released" Apple World Today 5:22 PM
  • "The logo for Apple's new TV show looks like a rip-off of Elon Musk's Boring Company branding" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos Made These 9 Tech Predictions Before the Year 2000 (and They All Came True)" Inc. 3:10 PM
  • "Of the three new iPhones coming in September, here's why the 'iPhone 11 Pro' will be the best phone for most people" Business Insider 11:44 AM
  • "What if this was the iPhone 11?" BGR 9:09 AM
  • "Even Trump is now admitting that US companies like Apple may be shouldering the cost of his China tariffs" Business Insider 1:14 PM
  • "Trump and Tim Cook talked easing tariffs again" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "Jim Cramer: Tariff on Apple is a win for Samsung" CNBC 9:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook's pitch to Trump that Apple will lose the edge to Samsung because of tariffs makes no sense" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Trump: Apple's Tim Cook made a good case that trade war helps Samsung" Axios 7:31 AM
  • "Apple: Does Trump Finally Understand Its Trade War Plight?" Market Realist 7:18 AM
  • "iMessage is never coming to Android, so please stop asking: Green bubbles are here to stay."  Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus ongoing review: We test two new major features/Samsung's proud of its gesture controls and a new app that shows phone contents on your Windows 10 PC." CNET 5:44 PM
  • "Why Data Privacy Is a Priority, Even in Absence of Federal Regulations" ITPro Today 11:44 AM
  • "Why I Printed My Facebook: It was thousands of pages' worth of data—and it was illuminating." Slate 7:40 AM
  • "When they change the coffee lids...." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Porsche Taycan electric car gets Apple Music, 3 years free data: Apple Music is integrated alongside more traditional media like broadcast radio." Ars Technica 9:17 PM
  • "Porsche Taycan will be the first car to offer Apple Music integration: Porsche's upcoming EV will have the first built-in application of Apple's new music service." CNET 9:14 PM
  • "Apple will soon let you order its PowerBeats Pro in three new colours" Pocket-lint 9:17 PM
  • "Astronaut performs first-ever live-streamed DJ set from space using just an iPad" iMore 12:57 PM
  • "Gears Pop! releases this week on Android and iOS" Android Central 12:08 PM
  • "Apple will release new colors of Powerbeats Pro on August 30th" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy Available for Pre-order on August 22" MacRumors 12:08 PM
  • "Leaked images reportedly show off the Sonos Move, the company's first portable smart speaker" TechHive 11:41 AM
  • "Cat-heavy puzzle game will take you to A.I. school" Cult of Mac 11:40 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 19: Backblaze, Digital Estate Planning, iMovie, Privacy" The MUG Center 9:03 AM
  • "Minecraft will get ray tracing for Nvidia RTX graphics cards" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Wildwood Resources releases CREATEit and CREATEit Pro Version 3 for iPad" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "Spotify's Family Plan Will Give Parents More Control Soon" PC Magazine 7:08 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel might be working on an 18-core Cascade Lake-X CPU" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Why AMD powered laptops are a rage in 2019?" Times of India 8:00 AM
  • "AMD Stock's Post-Earnings Recovering Shows Investor Optimism" InvestorPlace 3:14 PM
  • "Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Core i9-9900K: GPU Scaling Benchmark" TechSpot 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever/Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change" Computerworld 6:22 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Minecraft' is getting more realistic graphics thanks to a deal with Nvidia" CNBC 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game" Reuters 7:17 AM
  • "Nvidia jumps after announcing a partnership with Microsoft to give Minecraft a massive graphics overhaul" Business Insider 12:47 PM
  • "Minecraft will get ray tracing for Nvidia RTX graphics cards" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Minecraft Gets 'Jaw-Dropping' Ray Tracing Support" PC Magazine 7:06 AM
  • "Nvidia thinks you'd be crazy to buy a graphics card without ray tracing in 2019" TechRadar UK 8:00 AM
  • "Lenovo announces new single-socket server platforms" IT News Africa 8:00 AM
  • "Lenovo embraces AMD for faster server computing" Gadget 7:58 AM
  • "Lenovo's single-socket servers designed for the edge" IT-Online 8:00 AM
  • "IBM to Build, Test Neural Inference Processor Under $60M Air Force Contract" GovConWire 7:58 AM
  • "IBM Stock Is Only Scratching the Surface With the Red Hat Deal" InvestorPlace 3:14 PM
  • "Exclusive: How Alienware dared to ditch black, boxy designs for something radical" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Alienware's redesigned Aurora R9 brings stunning, sci-fi-inspired aesthetics" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Oracle notches appeals court win vs. Rimini Street, keeps $28.5 million in attorneys' fees: The neverending Oracle vs. Rimini Street court battle may be nearing the finish line after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals maintained an injunction and affirmed an attorneys fee award to Oracle." ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "How to avoid getting sued in your Oracle-to-the-cloud migration" TechRepublic 7:50 AM
  • "Gen 2 cloud is making an impact: Oracle exec" iTWire 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco cuts a few jobs in India as part of global realignment" People Matters 7:50 AM
  • "Cisco Meraki & Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) – A Perfect Marriage" IT Web 7:50 AM
  • "World's biggest chip created to meet demands of AI" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple backs move to make corporations accountable to citizens, not shareholders" AppleInsider 11:40 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 closes 1% higher for second straight session on global stimulus talk, trade optimism: Apple leads Dow gainers after Trump says Tim Cook made good point about tariff harm" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up 250; Stocks Close Higher on Trade-Talk Hopes: Commerce Department grants Huawei key license to continue buying U.S. parts for three months, easing trade tensions with China." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "US stocks gain on trade optimism, global stimulus hopes" FOXBusiness 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks, Bond Yields Rise to Start the Week: Indexes jump on prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks; shares of banks, tech companies rise" [Paid Membership Required] 12:58 PM
  • "Asian markets climb on China stimulus move, trade-talks optimism: Beijing announces plan to reform interest rates over the weekend" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:18 AM

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