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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, October 3, 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 Reviews Rejected Hong Kong App Again After Controversy: Apple Inc.'s App Store is reviewing a recent decision to reject a Hong Kong app designed to track police activity in the midst of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests in the city."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:15 PM
  • "Apple rejected an app in Hong Kong that helped protesters track police activity"  Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Apple bans Hong Kong protest location app" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Apple rejects crowdsourced map app used by Hong Kong protesters" Telecoms 8:15 AM
  • "Apple banned his Hong Kong protest app from the App Store. Now he wants answers."  Mashable 4:59 PM
  • "Apple chief weighs in against setting up digital currency" Reuters 6:44 PM
  • "macOS systems abused in DDoS attacks: Up to 40,000 macOS systems expose a particular port online that can be abused for pretty big DDoS attacks." ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS Catalina Golden Master to Developers" MacRumors 1:30 PM
  • "MacOS Catalina 10.15 Golden Master Released" OS X Daily 2:59 PM
  • "ClamXav 3 Review: It's good, it's cheap, but it doesn't beat free/ClamXav 3 offers the same dependable coverage it always has with a mild interface improvement with better usability." Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "How To Use Sidecar In macOS Catalina With iPadOS On iPad" Redmond Pie 9:14 PM
  • "How to go full screen in almost any app on a Mac, so you can focus and block out distractions" Business Insider 9:17 AM
  • "How to connect AirPods to your MacBook: Apple's hot new wireless Airpods work just as well on a MacBook" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "How to uninstall apps on a Mac: Is it time to purge your Mac of useless apps? Here's how to clean house" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "Editorial: Are Apple's incremental iOS 13 & macOS Catalina updates enough?"  AppleInsider 1:30 PM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit 13 arrives, with new grep features and dark mode support" Six Colors 2:16 PM
  • "Adobe Launches Premiere and Photoshop Elements 2020" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "CloudApp for Mac Gains Collections, Favorites, an Updated Design and More" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "FontAgent 9.5 Adds Catalina Support, Advanced Tagging and Performance" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple May Have Acquired Motion Capture Company IKinema"  MacRumors 5:18 PM
  • "Motion capture company IKinema reportedly acquired by Apple" iDownload Blog 5:37 PM
  • "Apple reportedly acquires motion capture firm IKinema" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Apple's 1st own India outlet to come up at Bandra Kurla Complex: US phone-maker said to have leased 25k sq ft space at Maker Maxity mall in the Mumbai hub." The Economic Times 7:44 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly selected the location of its first retail store in India" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Court reinstates lawsuit over Google iPhone user tracking: The lawsuit alleges Google should be held accountable for bypassing default iPhone privacy settings." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Students across Europe learn Swift to unlock new opportunities" Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Apple will soon let Siri pick your default messaging and phone apps for you" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Apple is allowing Siri to default to chat apps based on user behavior rather than its native apps" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "iPhone users, beware: 1,370 scam apps might've just been uncovered in the App Store" BGR 3:00 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20" Global Series players: Those signing up saw email addresses, dates of birth and other details." Engadget 5:18 PM
  • "FCC approves wireless charging tech for IoT devices, Walmart to adopt it" Computerworld 4:59 PM
  • "How this week's net neutrality ruling can move the fight for an open internet forward" The Verge 4:13 PM
  • "TikTok explains its ban on political advertising" TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "The People With Power at Facebook" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:17 AM
  • "30 Years Of 'Prince Of Persia': The Series That Changed Platform Gaming Forever" Forbes 8:17 AM
  • "Taboola and Outbrain, the two worst companies in the world, are merging" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook can be forced to remove illegal content worldwide, EU's top court decides" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "EU's top court backs global removal of illegal content on Facebook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 will feature something called a 'Pixel Neural Core'" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Here's how the new Google Assistant and Motion Sense will work on the Pixel 4" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL 'official' spec sheet reveals new surprise feature" Android Authority 7:33 AM
  • "Tech vs Governments, Siri Learning and Unlearning – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-03" The Mac Observer 1:31 PM
  • "258: I'll Customize Your Face" The Rebound 10:23 AM
  • "#263: Moon Plus Sign Plus Sign/This week, Stephen tells a story about his Apple Watch accomplice, Myke reviews tvOS 13 and Federico explains how Deep Fusion and Capture Outside the Frame work." Relay FM: Connected 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review, iPad review, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 670" Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "iPhone 12 is Apple's next phone, according to acclaimed tech analyst: A nice, normal, numerical increase"  TechRadar UK 7:45 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple to release 'iPhone SE 2' in Q1 2020 with iPhone 8 design, A13 processor"  9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "'iPhone SE 2' not dead, but won't be the same size as the original says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 13.1 caps certain iPhone Qi chargers to 5W" AppleInsider 11:08 AM
  • "Concept based on latest leaks imagines Apple's new in-ear AirPods" 9to5Mac 6:43 PM
  • "Epistar expects demand for mini LED backlighting to take off in 2H20" DigiTimes 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Epistar Says Clients Are Working on Mini-LED Products Amid Rumors of Mini-LED iPad and MacBook" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "AirPods with biometric sensors need to be accurate - and Apple is working on that" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "Apple researching stretchable fabric activity band for Apple Watch" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Patent filing involves fabric-based 'smart' bands for the Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:22 AM
  • "Future iPad Virtual Keyboards may use Next-Gen Haptics Technology giving users a Superior Typing Experience" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at improved virtual keyboards for iOS, iPadOS, macOS devices" Apple World Today 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Watch owners plagued by bad battery life under watchOS 6" Cult of Mac 1:30 PM
  • "'Why is my iPhone camera black?': How to fix your iPhone camera if it isn't working properly" Business Insider 9:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Watch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

  • "Apple Now Has the Best Smartphone Cameras: iPhone 11 Pro Review/The iPhone reclaims the title of mobile camera champion and earns its new Pro designation." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:15 PM
  • "Brydge Series II Keyboard for iPad Air review: Productivity levels keep increasing" iMore 2:15 PM
  • "This iPad mini keyboard makes for a surprisingly great tiny laptop: You could do much worse than the Zagg Folio" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "WD My Passport 5TB DAS Review: Compact and Consistent Capacity Champ Gets SMR Right" AnandTech 7:33 AM
  • "Xkin 3D, Xkin Tempered Glass are tricky to install, but offer great iPhone screen protection" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple's Deep Fusion hands-on: AI sharpens photos like HDR fixes colors" VentureBeat 2:32 PM
  • "Tripsy Review: The Ultimate Trip Planner for iPhone and iPad" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "The best of Apple Arcade: five games that you need to try out" AppleInsider 2:32 PM
  • "How to Downgrade iOS 13.1 / iPadOS 13.1 & Revert to iOS 12.4.1 on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 5:47 PM
  • "How to attach documents to Calendar events on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 5:37 PM
  • "How to disable auto-play video previews on Apple TV" iDownload Blog 5:37 PM
  • "iPadOS 13: How to make iPad app icons and text bigger" 9to5Mac 2:59 PM
  • "Here's how to turn Live Photos into a video" Cult of Mac 2:34 PM
  • "Using The New QuickPath Keyboard To Swipe-Type On Your iPhone Or iPad" MacMost 1:34 PM
  • "iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: How to use Markup on your screen captures and photos/Use Apple's built-in tool to draw on images, add highlights and annotates, stamp your signature, and insert captions in screen captures, Photos, and Messages." Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Apple TV+ is not limited to Apple devices" MacDailyNews 9:18 AM
  • "Actually, the Small iPhone Is Bad" Gizmodo 6:44 PM
  • "When Will Apple Announce The New MacBook Pro?" Forbes 6:44 PM
  • "Why people are — and aren't! — switching from Android to iPhone in 2019" iMore 4:38 PM
  • "Apple Arcade Is Helping Indie Game Developers Flourish" iDrop News 2:15 PM
  • "I, an Apple fan, don't know how to feel about Microsoft's new Surface devices"  The Next Web 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Has Beaten Apple: All hail the new innovation king"  Tom's Guide 1:18 PM
  • "Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all"  AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "9 reasons there could be an October Apple event" Computerworld 11:04 AM
  • "Do we really need another tech event? Stay tuned for Apple in October (probably): David Gewirtz launches Excel to delve into Apple announcement history. Will we see new Macs, iPads, and an Apple TV in October? Stay tuned for the predictions and yet another fantabulous spreadsheet grid." ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 11's Deep Fusion makes the Android fan in me very upset"  The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "I, Robot: Our Changing Relationship With Technology" NPR 6:43 PM
  • "Galaxy Fold: Watch us test its folding stamina live, right now on YouTube/Join CNET this Thursday as we fold the Galaxy Fold 200,000 times to see how well Samsung's foldable phone will hold up over time." CNET 3:09 PM
  • "Why Calling the Surface Duo a Phone Would Be Missing The Point" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple updates App Store Connect for iOS with support for Dark Mode" 9to5Mac 8:20 PM
  • "Two new apps record front-and-rear iPhone video simultaneously" Cult of Mac 6:43 PM
  • "Pixelbite's Tactical Strategy Game 'Xenowerk Tactics' Launching October 10th, New Trailer Released" Touch Arcade 5:43 PM
  • "Weather Line 2 builds on data rich app with new design, 4 dark modes, 'Super Forecast' feature" 9to5Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Childhood eye disease detection: iPhone app beats doctors" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "LG's wireless earbuds include a UV light to keep them squeaky clean" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Mario Kart Tour races ahead on first week downloads" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Epson Introduces Lightest and Smallest Color Mobile Printer" PRNewswire 7:39 AM
  • "Health Records on iPhoneē Available to Consumers Enrolled in MEDITECH's Patient Portal" Business Wire 7:39 AM
  • "Pro Compass available for Apple Watch" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "AMD Unveils AMD Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 12-Core CPU As A Business-Focused CPU" Business Times 6:06 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 to Be Released This Quarter" We PC 6:06 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 3500 Could Possibly Launch October 5th" We PC 6:07 AM
  • "Intel's Cascade-X HEDT squares off with AMD's Threadripper: Cascade Lake-X is considerably faster than Skylake-X, at half the cost." Ars Technica 6:07 AM
  • "Intel Is Starting to Price More Aggressively as it Tries to Fend Off AMD: The chip giant just unveiled new CPUs for workstations and high-end desktops that are priced much more competitively than their predecessors. And it has reportedly begun giving cloud giants bigger discounts on server CPUs." RealMoney 6:06 AM
  • "Here's every new laptop that uses Intel's new 10th-gen chips" Expert Reviews 6:09 AM
  • "Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers" AnandTech 2:32 PM
  • "Intel and Brown University researchers embark on two-year project to bridge spinal cord breaks using AI" VentureBeat 9:45 AM
  • "Intel And Brown University Deploy AI To Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Movement" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Intel boasts about the Lakefield processor in the Surface Neo" Hexus 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Doesn't Think Windows Is Important Anymore: It's all about apps and services" The Verge 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's new hardware strategy should worry Apple and Intel: Microsoft refresh of the Surface lineup, which included a new Surface Pro X and a preview of a folding smartphone and dual-screen tablet, should be of concern to other tech players, especially Apple and Intel." ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "Forget foldable screens. Two-screen mobile devices are the future: At its annual Surface event, Microsoft announced a phone and tablet with two screens. It's an ambitious bet on the future of productivity." Fast Company 6:14 AM
  • "Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing" BetaNews 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new Surface devices" bit-tech 6:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Intel 'Lakefield' Device and Surface Lineup with 10th Gen Core" Guru3D 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Surface Laptop 3, 'The Fastest 15" Laptop You Can Buy'" We PC 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft designed Windows 10X for dual-screen PCs" Hexus 6:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's future is built on Google's code: Google underpins Microsoft's browser and mobile OS now" The Verge 6:05 AM
  • "HP Inc. Unveils a Broad Restructuring Plan, With Massive Layoffs and a Huge Buyback Program" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:43 PM
  • "HP to cut up to 9,000 jobs in bid to reduce costs" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:07 PM
  • "HP Inc to cut about 7,000 to 9,000 jobs in restructuring push" Reuters 7:08 PM
  • "HP Inc.'s new CEO unveils plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs" Associated Press 8:20 PM
  • "Incoming HP CEO Announces 7,000-9,000 Layoffs As Part Of Major Restructuring" Forbes 8:20 PM
  • "Dell, Cisco Increase Hyper-Converged Market Share As Nutanix Slips: Hyper-converged system sales soar to $1.8 billion in the second quarter of 2019, with Dell increasing worldwide market share and Nutanix falling." CRN 6:03 AM
  • "Gordon Haskett: Is Activist Targeting HP?" Benzinga 6:03 AM
  • "IBM's Chief Privacy officer: What America needs in a national consumer privacy law" FOXBusiness 6:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates again with economy slowing: Dow still up 12% year to date despite weak start to quarter" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down Sharply as Wall Street Gets Recession Jitters: Stocks finish down sharply again on Wednesday on a slump in U.S. manufacturing, recession fears, and a disappointing hiring report." TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks battle back as recession fears fade: U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, erasing early losses that developed after disappointing services data exacerbated recession concerns." FOXBusiness 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back in Volatile Session on Hopes for Rate Cut: Worries over a possible economic downturn have grown this week, prompting rate-cut hopes" [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Asian markets sink amid Wall Street losses, new U.S. tariffs against EU: Stocks in Japan, Australia down about 2%" MarketWatch 6:38 AM
  • "After a pounding on economy fears, European stocks edge up from one-month low: Remy Cointreau shares rally as cognac is to be excluded from new tariffs" MarketWatch 6:39 AM

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