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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 1, 2019


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Weekend 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.

  • "Apple denied tariff relief on Mac Pro parts after staying in Texas"  Washington Post 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Must Pay Tariffs on 5 Mac Pro Components: The Mac Pro's optional wheels, a circuit board, power adapter, charging cable, and processor cooling system will all incur a 25 percent tariff." PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Apple fails to get tariff exemption for five Mac Pro components" Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "Refurbished Is The Future (For The World, But Also For Tim Cook)"  Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Continues European Tour, Talks iPhone Pricing, App Store, Apple TV+ and More in Interview" MacRumors 4:08 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple faces entirely new challenges with Apple TV+"  AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "iOS 13 should not be Apple's Windows 10"  SlashGear 7:29 AM
  • "Apple confirms iOS 13 Reminders will be fixed with macOS Catalina rollout: Sync is broken for now." Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Postbox 7 review: A clean, full-featured alternative to Apple Mail for the Mac/The latest release improves upon a mature product, adding options for prefab HTML components and color themes." Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "How To Disable Screenshot Thumbnail On Mac" macReports 7:24 AM
  • "How to set file grouping for a folder in Finder on macOS" AddictiveTips 7:24 AM
  • "Portal 2 Mac Review: Can you run it?" Mac Gamer HQ 4:08 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's News+ subscription comes to the UK and Australia" Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "TSMC Counter-sues GlobalFoundries: Accuses US Fab of Infringing Patents Across Numerous Process Nodes" AnandTech 7:24 AM
  • "TSMC accuses GlobalFoundries of infringing 25 patents for node processes" ZDNet 8:52 PM
  • "Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "TSMC files complaints for technology infringement against Globalfoundries" DigiTimes 7:25 AM
  • "TSMC Fires Back At GlobalFoundries With Countersuit Following IP Theft Allegations" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "Winston Duke To Headline Apple's Kevin Durant Drama Series 'Swagger' From Imagine & CBS TV Studios" Deadline 4:58 PM
  • "Apple Stores Celebrating the World's Largest Drawing Festival With Free Art Sessions Throughout October" MacRumors 10:29 AM
  • "Stranded photographer didn't get the memo on MacBook Pro recall" Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "42 years on, Kickstarter campaign aims to create clear case for the Apple II" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Court Upholds Net Neutrality Repeal, With Some Caveats: Net neutrality advocates rally in front of the Federal Communications Commission in 2017." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Ajit Pai wins (and loses) in court as net neutrality repeal is mostly upheld" Ars Technica 10:29 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren says Facebook 'repeatedly fumbled' its responsibility to democracy" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "Zuck says Facebook will never curb offensive content — but vows to protect its moderators" The Next Web 9:26 AM
  • "Zuckerberg talks Warren's 'existential' breakup threat in leaked audio" Axios 9:01 AM
  • "In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Elizabeth Warren" The Verge 7:23 AM
  • "Google's Personal Safety app detects car accidents and automatically calls 911" The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 'official' render shows the phone in all its glory" Android Central 6:54 AM
  • "The Tech Helping Dogs Learn to 'Talk' With Humans: Using nose-activated vests and touchscreens, our canine pals are being trained to summon help for their handlers—and much more." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:52 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 311: A bit of jailbreaking nostalgia" iDownload Blog 6:55 PM
  • "Briefing -Two Apps To Help Prepare For macOS Catalina" MacVoices 4:27 PM
  • "A Comprehensive Guide to All 120+ Settings URLs Supported by iOS and iPadOS 13.1" MacStories 10:31 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 132 – Apple Arcade: The Launch and Favorite Games" MacStories 7:24 AM
  • "Beware! Realistic iPhone Lightning Cables That Can Hack Your Device Will Be Mass Produced And Sold" UberGizmo 7:30 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Warning: Dangerous New Lightning Cable Now On Sale" Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max beaten by its biggest rival in new speed test" Cult of Mac 10:44 AM
  • "The iPhone 11"s Deep Fusion camera is now in the iOS 13 developer beta: Sweater mode is on its way" The Verge 2:11 PM
  • "Apple Releasing New iOS 13 Developer Beta Today With Deep Fusion for New iPhones" MacRumors 2:11 PM
  • "Carbon fiber inserts could create ultra-thin MacBook display" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple refining OLED screen penetration tech for removal of iPhone notch" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Hand Gesturing User Interface Patent that could further extend to Finger Gesturing & Beyond" Patently Apple 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Future Version of the Apple TV Remote that will use Touch ID to Restrict Access to Certain Content" Patently Apple 7:24 AM
  • "Apple patent involves using your personal data for personalized Video games" Apple World Today 8:50 AM
  • "'Is my iPhone under warranty?': How to check if your iPhone is still eligible for Apple's warranty status" Business Insider 3:23 PM
  • "Apple Card PDF statements not itemized for some, fix coming soon" AppleInsider 10:30 AM
  • "CarPlay Crashes Constantly in My Car" Kirkville 9:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:51 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:51 AM

  • "iPhone 11 review: an iPhone XR with a better camera" The Guardian 8:51 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro review: Camera is king in Apple's top-end smartphone" Mirror Online UK 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: Big little changes [Review] Cult of Mac 10:14 AM
  • "Review: The 10.2-inch iPad is more of the same, and that's not a bad thing" AppleInsider 2:12 PM
  • "A look at NOMAD's Active Rugged, Rugged Folio cases for the iPhone" Apple World Today 7:18 AM
  • "Review: Nomad Base Station is my favorite Google Pixel + AirPods home" 9to5Google 6:55 PM
  • "Elago W5 review: Charging stand gives Apple Watch retro Game Boy look" Cult of Mac 4:08 PM
iOS Apps
  • "tvOS 13"s small improvements make for a much better Apple TV experience" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Apple's New Map, Expansion #5: Northeast U.S." Justin O'Beirne 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Arcade is a home for premium games that lost their place on mobile" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Hands-On with iWork's Multiwindow, External Drive, Full-Document Screenshot, Third-Party Font, and Dark Mode Support" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "Card of Darkness is the Apple Arcade game that has devoured my life: Hello Darkness, my new friend" Polygon 6:43 AM
  • "How to use the Safari Download Manager on iOS" iDownload Blog 6:55 PM
  • "How to use QuickTake video shortcut with iPhone 11 cameras" 9to5Mac 4:44 PM
  • "How to use Apple's new Reminders app in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Learn To Use the New Markup Tools in iPadOS" MacMost 2:09 PM
  • "How to shoot night mode photos on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max" phoneArena 10:14 AM
  • "Haptic Touch vs 3D Touch: What's the Difference?" MacRumors 4:44 PM
  • "iPadOS Tips and Tricks: Gestures, Home Screen Tweaks, Keyboard Options, and More" MacRumors 3:19 PM
  • "10 iPadOS 13 Tips You Should Know for iPad" OS X Daily 2:19 PM
  • "iOS 13 battery life bad? Top tips to fix battery drain issues" ZDNet 9:26 AM
  • "iOS 13: Security and privacy settings you need to tweak and check" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "iOS 13 iPhone features: What is Optimized Battery Charging?" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "PSA: HomePod Supports Live Radio Requests, But Even UK Users Can't Stream Most BBC Stations" MacRumors 6:52 AM
  • "Turns Out the Telephoto Camera on the iPhones 11 Does Not Support Night Mode"  Daring Fireball 7:37 PM
  • "Can an Apple Watch prevent fatal car accidents? It just mightA new study questions the efficacy of car accident-avoidance systems, but it's possible that a simple smartwatch might be part of the solution." Computerworld 3:19 PM
  • "Apple October event rumors: Apple Tag, MacBook Pro, more" 9to5Mac 6:56 PM
  • "When to Expect Apple's Next Event: 16-Inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro Refresh, and More?" MacRumors 2:11 PM
  • "October 2019 Apple Event Preview: iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and more" iMore 9:35 AM
  • "Why enterprise IT should take a look at Apple Arcade" Computerworld 9:22 AM
  • "Is the Mac Pro Overpriced Compared to a PC?" How-To Geek 7:30 AM
  • "Beauty marks: The iPhone 11 camera bump/The iPhone 11"s most noticeable feature is a powerful marketing tool." Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "A 5G Status Report" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter starts rolling out Direct Message search to all iOS users" 9to5Mac 8:49 PM
  • "Swift Playgrounds for iPadOS updated with Dark Mode, new SwiftUI support, more" 9to5Mac 6:56 PM
  • "iPad 7 Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 6:56 PM
  • "'Versus: Unfriendly Frenzy' is a Fast-Paced Real-Time Strategy Game from the Makers of 'Starborn Anarkist'" Touch Arcade 6:56 PM
  • "Android is getting Duet, a popular iOS secondary display app: The app is currently up for pre-registration." Android Central 4:43 PM
  • "'Knight Fright' from the Makers of 'Mutant Mudds' Will Have You Stomping Monsters in Time for Halloween" Touch Arcade 2:19 PM
  • "New Apple Watch 'Health and Sports Day Challenge' starting October 14th for Japanese users" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "Pixelmator Photo Adds Direct iCloud Photo Library Access, Batch Editing, and New Export Features" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "Growth of Mobile Apps Market to Be Impacted by the Development of Hybrid Mobile Apps | Technavio" Business Wire 7:28 AM
  • "Anaplan Enables Planning at the Edge with New User Experience and Mobile App, Now Available" Business Wire 7:28 AM
  • "Smartwatch Market by Type, OS, and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023" PRNewswire 7:27 AM
  • "Real Call of Duty finally blasts onto iOS" Cult of Mac 7:24 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Guidebook - eBook released for iPhone 11 and iOS 13" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Logitech's new mechanical keyboard lets you swap its switches as easily as keycaps" The Verge 6:58 AM
  • "How to make printed photo albums from your iPhone" Apple Must 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's photo book printing vendor comes to iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new Surface devices: Arm-based 2-in-1 among big leak of images/Photos of Microsoft's new Surface laptops leak ahead of Wednesday's big Surface event in New York City." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "A totally new type of Surface Pro just leaked alongside Microsoft's upcoming Pro 7 and Laptop 3" BGR 7:45 AM
  • "All the Leaks That are Fit to Print" Thurrott 8:38 AM
  • "Windows 10X may be Microsoft's OS for dual-screen devices: It would come alongside a dual-screen Surface." Engadget 10:56 AM
  • "Microsoft to make Windows 7 Extended Security Updates available to all business users: In a strategy shift, Microsoft will make Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 available to smaller business customers, too, starting on December 1." ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's OneDrive Personal Vault Now Available Worldwide: Microsoft's new protected area of OneDrive requires an extra step of authentication to access and automatically locks itself if you're inactive." PC Magazine 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's secure OneDrive personal vault rolls out worldwide: Keep your personal files locked away in a virtual vault." Engadget 10:12 AM
  • "AMD quietly launches biz-focused Ryzen Pro 3000 CPUs: Team Red means business" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Intel's Cascade Lake-X CPU for High-End Desktops: 18 cores for Under $1000" AnandTech 6:56 PM
  • "Intel Slashes Cascade Lake-X Processor Pricing To Battle AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X" Forbes 3:22 PM
  • "Intel proposes new SAPM memory type to protect against Spectre-like attacks" ZDNet 6:56 PM
  • "Intel appoints Karen Walker as CMO" Converge! 8:10 AM
  • "HP's new Windows 10 Spectre x360 13: Ice Lake chip, 4K screen option, 22-hr battery/HP overhauls and shrinks the Spectre x360 13 2-in-1 and promises 22 hours of battery life." ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 Laptop Refresh With 10th Gen Intel Core Chips, 4K OLED Display Launched: HP Spectre x360 13"s 4K panel has a peak brightness of 400 nits." Gadgets 360 8:08 AM
  • "Dell breaks out the checkbook and $7m later, US discrimination claims go away" The Register 4:08 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 now available with Intel Comet Lake hexa-core processor (and other Dell laptops too)" Liliputing 8:06 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS 13 with hexa-core Intel processors is now available" Neowin 10:21 AM
  • "Oracle reveals major stake in startup challenging Intel data center processors: Oracle already owns much of the data center software and hardware markets and now it is eyeing processors: Intel's most lucrative business." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Oracle Invested $40 Million in Arm Server Chipmaker Ampere" Tom's Hardware 8:20 AM
  • "IBM's AI generates high-quality voices from 5 minutes of talking" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Continues to Rise, Valued at $1.03 Trillion" Market Realist 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Financial Results - Q4 2019: Join us here on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET to listen to the conference call live." Apple 6:50 AM
  • "Sell Apple Stock Because iPhone Sales Will Falter Later This Year, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow sheds more than 300 points after data exposes U.S. manufacturing troubles: S&P 500 closes below 50-day moving average" MarketWatch 5:09 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Sharply Down on Weak U.S. Manufacturing Data: Stocks finished sharply down Tuesday as weak U.S. manufacturing data offsets investors' hopes for a near-term breakthrough when trade talks resume next week between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:09 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Apple Strong But Stock Market Rally Fragile; JPMorgan, Proofpoint Falter; Tesla Deliveries Downside" Investor's Business Daily 5:09 PM
  • "Stocks tumble on manufacturing woes, GM skids on plant closures" FOXBusiness 5:09 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Drop as Manufacturing Data Disappoints: ISM data show a closely watched gauge of factory activity dropped to a 10-year low in September" [Paid Membership Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Asian markets rise ahead of Australia interest-rate announcement: Nikkei rises as sales tax rises; markets closed in Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch 8:15 AM
  • "Bank of America says European stocks should climb as market starts quarter lower" MarketWatch 8:15 AM

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