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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, September 5, 2019


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Monday Highlights: Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPad, thoughts from many including Wired writers, MacStories, iMore, and others—reports in our General Interest and Op/Ed sections; Ron Black interview at UK's Telegraph on how Imagination Technologies won back Apple; Q1 earnings set for tomorrow afternoon, Financial Times, AppleInsider on market expectations; NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, remembered by Tim Cook, industry; Apple offers sneak peak at upcoming Beastie Boys Story; iOS 14 will support same phones that run iOS 13 according to rumor.

  • "Apple's new iPhone challenge: Making modest upgrades sound like must-haves/The iPhone 11 may look a lot like the iPhone XS and X."  CNET 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone SE reborn: Is Apple bringing back the low-cost iPhone? Apple will attempt to fix its pricing problem with a new cheaper iPhone that uses components from the iPhone 11." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Apple places $7 billion in return to bond market" Reuters 9:05 AM
  • "Apple is borrowing $7B on bond market despite its huge cash reserves" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "This is why Apple, one of the world's most cash-rich companies, just sold $7 billion of debt" Business Insider 12:53 PM
  • "Apple tops NSW consumer complaints register" CRN Australia 8:54 PM
  • "Apple developing SensorKit framework for research studies" 9to5Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Mac Mail App Opens Itself Randomly, Fix" macReports 11:18 AM
  • "Printer preference pane freezing? Here's how to reset macOS's printing system" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "The Apple TV's best feature is these incredible 4K screensavers filmed by drones and helicopters — here's how to get them on your computer" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "How to Delete & Disable Significant Locations Data on Mac" OS X Daily 4:44 PM
  • "How to record and add voiceover in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "10 iMovie Tricks To Use In Your Next Video Project" MacMost 1:08 PM
  • "Catalina Is on the Horizon, But When Will iPad Apps Arrive on the Mac?" iDrop News 4:43 PM
  • "Using the Command Key to Reveal Items in the Finder From Spotlight and the Dock" Daring Fireball 11:18 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone XR topped all other phones in the first half of 2019, report says: More than twice as many shipped as the Galaxy A10." CNET 4:45 PM
  • "Apple Change Causes Scramble Among Private Messaging App Makers"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:55 PM
  • "Apple TV Plus is coming to Samsung's smart TVs: The start of something bigg<"  8:17 AM
  • "Private Messaging Apps 'Scrambling' to Overhaul Software Following Apple Privacy Changes" MacRumors 2:55 PM
  • "Samsung says Apple TV+ is coming to its TVs" Apple Must 8:17 AM
  • "How Apple, Fitbit, Samsung and more are helping to modernize the FDA" CNET 8:53 AM
  • "Amazon ousts Apple as millennials' favorite brand, despite the retail giant's tarnished reputation" Business Insider 12:35 PM
  • "The spectacular windows at Apple's new Tokyo store look like giant iPhones" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone drops out of top three in Vietnam" VN Express 8:55 PM
  • "Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Develop Drama Series at Apple" Variety 7:45 PM
  • "Longtime Exec on TBWA's Apple Account Is Suing the Agency for Cutting His Job: Duncan Milner claims he was a victim of age discrimination" AdWeek 7:25 PM
  • "Apple adman who created iconic commercials sues his former agency" Cult of Mac 7:26 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "'Deepfake' app Zao sparks major privacy concerns in China" ZDNet 7:30 PM
  • "LG's new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable one" The Verge 5:09 PM
  • "LG's G8X ThinQ is its bid to win over the high-end phone market (and ASMR fans)" CNET 5:09 PM
  • "Google launches a brilliant, Tinder-style TV and movie recommender inside Search" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Google accused of leaking personal data to thousands of advertisers: Browser maker Brave says Google is using a secret workaround to bypass EU data-protection laws and serve targeted ads." ZDNet 10:18 AM
  • "Google's latest free tools tap into big data without destroying your privacy" CNET 8:53 AM
  • "Pixel 4 video leak reveals thick bezels and sides" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "TCL gets serious about making a name for itself in phones with the new Plex" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Samsung is canceling all Galaxy Fold preorders so it can 'rethink the entire customer experience'" The Verge 7:24 PM
  • "Samsung's reinforced Galaxy Fold feels stronger than before" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold, take 2: Everything that's new and different in Samsung's foldable phone" CNET 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung Reveals New Launch Dates for Delayed Galaxy Fold" MacRumors 8:51 AM
  • "The inside story of China's meteoric rise from tech imitator to innovator"  Fast Company 8:32 AM
  • "Puma's first smartwatch is here, running Google's Wear OS, and its purrfect" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Apple and Cryptocurrency, iPhone Eavesdropping – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-05" The Mac Observer 2:51 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 241: Apple event predictions, iPhone 11 hype, Apple Watch sleep tracking" 9to5Mac 11:18 AM
  • "1 Year, 30,000 km - On the road with FCPX Part 2 - Editing" 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Sept. 10 event preview, sleep tracking on the Apple Watch, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 666" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Working on In-Display Fingerprint ID for Future IPhones"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple reportedly developing in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones: Touch ID and Face ID will coexist in future iPhones" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Apple is working on an iPhone with a fingerprint sensor behind the display, according to a new report — and it could arrive as soon as next year" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "iPhone 11 dummy photos in cases show us what to expect" 9to5Mac 9:39 AM
  • "Redditor repurposes a broken MacBook Pro into a neat iPad-Mac hybrid" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Patent filing hints that 'Apple Glasses' might require an iPhone to operate" Apple World Today 8:15 AM
  • "Is Your iPad Pro Suffering from 'Backlight Bleeding'? Apple May Replace It for Free" iDrop News 8:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM

  • "Ears-on with the Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker: Portable Sonos sound with Alexa and Google Assistant onboard" TechHive 8:29 AM
  • "Hands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Sonos Move: Portable, Weatherproof, Water Resistant, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Speaker" The Mac Observer 8:16 AM
  • "Anker's ultra-slim charger is just right for your iPad [Review] Cult of Mac 7:30 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Bear 1.7 Brings Note Locking, New Themes, Emoji Auto-Complete, and More" MacStories 8:58 AM
  • "How To Turn Off Split Screen In Mail" macReports 7:45 PM
  • "How to brighten a video on your iPhone before or while recording, or by using a free third-party app after recording" Business Insider 4:44 PM
  • "How to record streaming audio on iOS" AppleInsider 2:54 PM
  • "iOS 13: Will your old iPhone and iPad run it, or is it time to buy a new one?" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Gurman Claims Touch ID Coming Back to iPhone With In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor" Daring Fireball 7:45 PM
  • "I Tried to Limit My Screen Time: It didn't go well." The Atlantic 7:25 PM
  • "One More Thing: Why Apple Should Build An iRobot" Seeking Alpha 7:25 PM
  • "How Apple's HomePod turned my friends into rude troglodytes: They say technology changes human behavior. As I've found when I invite friends to my house. Thanks, Apple." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "16 things an Apple VP just told us about Apple's plans to replace your wallet" Apple Must 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's next hardware play could be in game controllers" Roughly Drafted 10:17 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's September 10 iPhone event" TechCrunch 10:16 AM
  • "iCloud Clusterf**k" Furbo 9:38 AM
  • "Could Apple make a $299 iPhone? Rumors are circulating that Apple is preparing to launch a new version of the low-cost iPhone SE. But just how low could the price be?" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "2020"s iPhone SE upgrade won't bring edge-to-edge display" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Comment: In-screen Touch ID potentially signals a backward step ahead" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 event rumors ranked from mind-blowing to no way: Expect to hear a lot about cameras this year" The Verge 7:24 PM
  • "Apple has let down every iPhone user: The discovery that malicious websites have been able to deliver malware to iPhones for years should be a wakeup call for users that Apple puts boasting about security ahead of actual security."  ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Why Apple's little 'Find My' Tile competitor is big news: One step toward Apple-developed home security systems?" Computerworld 8:29 AM
  • "The State of Tech" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:18 AM
  • "Google Android 10 Review" Thurrott 4:44 PM
  • "Android 10—The Ars Technica Review/Clear your schedule: this is our longest Android review ever." Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "The Facebook Like button doesn't like what's coming." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Fantastic Racer 'Rush Rally 3' Gets New Live Events Multiplayer Challenges in Latest Update" Touch Arcade 7:30 PM
  • "Apple Music is now available through your favorite browser" ZDNet 4:45 PM
  • "The Apple Card was made to be defaced: Customize your titanium Apple Card with a CNC machine" The Verge 4:44 PM
  • "Apple Events app for Apple TV updated for new iPhone launch" AppleInsider 12:36 PM
  • "Bebop Sensors Announces Forte Data Glove Enterprise Edition — First All Day Wireless VR/AR Haptic Glove Built For The Enterprise" Thomas PR 12:29 PM
  • "Samsung Announces Standards-Compliant Key-Value SSD Prototype" AnandTech 10:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says Microsoft/Microsoft says a fix for the CPU spiking and search issues is due in mid-September but offers no workarounds." ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Latest Windows 10 CPU/Search Bug Added in the Known Issues List — Microsoft Says Fix Coming in Mid-September" WCCFTech 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft and Telstra team up for business data sharing platform: Azure used for upcoming Data Hub product targeted at water management, agribusiness, and connected supply chain." ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "New Microsoft Edge Dev build ( is now live with mobile syncing and loads of fixes" OnMSFT 7:25 AM
  • "New Intel Core i9-9900KS and Cascade Lake-X Chips Coming Next Month" CDR Info 7:14 AM
  • "Intel's high-end Cascade Lake-X could be turning up in October: Chip maker touts a performance hike but not a chip revolution" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel claims Cascade Lake-X will be twice as fast as Skylake-X, and outperform second-gen AMD Theadripper: Intel claims Cascade Lake-X will offer better price per pound than AMD Threadripper" Computing 7:08 AM
  • "Intel announces Core i9-9900KS October launch with a swipe at AMD over boost clocks: 5GHz all-core Turbo means 5GHz, Intel promises" TechRadar UK 7:08 AM
  • "Intel previews the Core i9—9900KS at IFA 2019" Hexus 7:14 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3000 Zen 2 HEDT CPUs Gain PCI-SIG Certification, MSI TRX40 Motherboards Spied" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "Dell EMC: Expect big changes as software eats networking" SiliconANGLE 7:03 AM
  • "IBM Q announces a host of new tools geared towards making quantum computing more accessible" Neowin 6:54 AM
  • "IBM Asia Pacific CEO Green on Artificial Intelligence" Bloomberg 7:17 AM
  • "Acer Brings ConceptD Pro Family of Notebooks For Software Engineers: The new notebooks are designed not only for professional creators but also AI engineers and software developers" Techtree 7:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple exec: 'We're watching cryptocurrency'"  CNN 8:55 AM
  • "Apple 'watching cryptocurrency', Apple Pay chief says" Apple Must 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Pay's VP just called cryptocurrency 'interesting' — which is dumb" The Next Web 9:14 AM
  • "Apple 'watching cryptocurrency', considering Apple Pay tipping features" 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow notches best day in 3 weeks on rising trade optimism, rosier economic data: Call between Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer tentatively set the stage for a resumption of talks" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher as U.S. and China Agree to Hold Trade Talks: Stocks end sharply higher Thursday after officials from Washington and Beijing said they would resume trade talks in October." TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Close Sharply Higher, Clearing An Important Level: The stock market had its best day since mid-August, and the major indexes closed above the 50-day moving average for the first time in nearly five weeks." Investor's Business Daily 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks extend gains on strong job creation, trade progress" FOXBusiness 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally on Plan for New Trade Talks: Dow industrials jump nearly 400 points after U.S. and China said they would hold talks in October" [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as U.S. and China agree to new trade talks: Stocks jump in Japan, mainland China, while Hong Kong investors wait to see if political tensions ease" MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "European markets rally on trade hopes and signs of Brexit delay" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

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