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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, October 4, 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 increases production of iPhone 11: sources/Extra 8m units follow unexpected higher demand after iPhone sales collapse last year"  Nikkei 7:07 AM
  • "Apple raises iPhone 11 production by about 10%: Nikkei" Reuters 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Increasing iPhone 11 Lineup Production by Up to 10% Due to Strong Demand" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Apple to Increase iPhone 11 Output by Up to 10%, Nikkei Reports" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:28 AM
  • "Apple tastes success with iPhone 11, increases orders to meet demand" Digital Trends 7:52 AM
  • "Exclusive: Antitrust probers in Congress ask Spotify to detail alleged Apple abuses - sources"  Reuters 11:40 AM
  • "Congress Reportedly Asks Spotify for Information on Apple's Alleged Anticompetitive Behavior" MacRumors 11:41 AM
  • "Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly': A developer of messaging products and software behind apps like Followapp and BlueMail on Friday filed a multi-pronged lawsuit against Apple, claiming the tech giant infringed on patented technology with 'Sign in with Apple' and subsequently used its alleged monopoly over the App Store to suppress BlueMail's consumer reach." AppleInsider 5:15 PM
  • "Apple Arcade hits Catalina (beta) Macs" Apple Must 7:35 PM
  • "Apple Arcade goes live in macOS Catalina GM ahead of public launch" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "Apple Arcade Launches for macOS Catalina Beta Users" MacRumors 8:56 PM
  • "How to dictate on a Mac computer, using the voice-to-text dictation feature that can type out your speech" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "How to change speed of a video in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 12:06 PM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit 13 is available now and it still doesn't suck!" Apple Must 11:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is actively scouting for visual effects startups and has quietly bought motion capture company iKinema" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Apple appears to plan ARKit for the rest of us: Apple appears to be assembling visual effects solutions for AR" Computerworld 11:14 AM
  • "No One Cares About Apple's IPhone Pixels, Judge Tells Attys" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 9:08 AM
  • "Nobody in America cares about pixel loss caused by iPhone notch, says judge" AppleInsider 9:08 AM
  • "Apple countersuing to knock out iPhone keyboard patent claim" AppleInsider 3:53 PM
  • "Tim Cook gives a hard no on Apple cryptocurrency: Apple CEO says he believes 'deeply' that currency must remain in the hands of states."  CNET 9:17 AM
  • "Has Apple changed its tack towards cryptocurrency? There's not enough information to say for sure" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Tim Cook throws shade at Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency" Mashable 7:50 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook just took a not-so-subtle shot at Facebook's decision to create a cryptocurrency, saying companies 'shouldn't be looking to gain power this way'" Business Insider 11:26 AM
  • "Why Apple CEO Tim Cook hates cryptocurrency" Cult of Mac 12:05 PM
  • "Amazon's Prime Video app disappears from the App Store" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video Currently Unavailable in App Store Across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV [Updated] MacRumors 2:51 PM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series 'Servant' Gets Premiere Date – New York Comic Con" Deadline 7:55 AM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan's 'Servant' series hits Apple TV+ on November 28th" Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Jony Ive Now Featured in London's National Portrait Gallery" MacRumors 3:27 PM
  • "Jony Ive subject of new National Portrait Gallery commission: The National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled its latest commission on Friday, revealing a portrait of Apple CDO Jony Ive as captured by famed photographer Andreas Gursky." AppleInsider 7:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "China and Taiwan clash over Wikipedia edits" BBC 7:31 PM
  • "The broken record: Why Barr's call against end-to-end encryption is nuts/Barr, DHS Secretary, UK, and Australia say end-to-end encryption will help child abusers." Ars Technica 3:27 PM
  • "Samsung Claims 200,000 Folds for the Galaxy Fold: It Broke After 120,000" Tom's Guide 11:15 AM
  • "Oppo uploads then deletes surreal, hilariously bad ColorOS ads" Android Police 9:17 AM
  • "The Court Allowed The FCC To Kill Net Neutrality Because Washing Machines Can't Make Phone Calls" The Verge 11:56 AM
  • "Where Does the Net Neutrality Fight Go Next? To Multimillion-Dollar Court Fights" Inside Sources 8:02 AM
  • "Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff Says 'Facebook Is the New Cigarettes.' Here's Why He Thinks the Government Should Get Involved" Inc. 11:15 AM
  • "Facebook pulls hundreds of propaganda accounts linked to PR firms" Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Forget about slider phones: Samsung files sliding display patent" Android Authority 7:40 AM
  • "Touchscreen typing speeds close in on keyboard rates" BBC 7:38 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 245: Apple Watch Series 5 impressions and iOS 13.2 features" 9to5Mac 11:26 AM
  • "How an iOS developer built an alternative App Store for the iPhone: AltStore is a way around Apple's restrictions" The Verge 9:29 AM
  • "Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Updates, Legit-Looking Lightning Cables, Malspam, and Touch ID" Intego Mac Podcast 8:01 AM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro May Ship With 96W USB-C Power Adapter"  MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Apple readying 96W USB-C power adapter for 16-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Report claims 16-inch MacBook Pro will bundle 96W USB-C power adapter" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Apple might launch an iPhone SE 2 next year, but with an iPhone 8 design – boo!" The Next Web 7:52 AM
  • "Apple iPhone SE Replacement Rumored With iPhone 8 Looks And iPhone 11 Guts" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 13.1.1 after releasing new version with bug fixes" 9to5Mac 3:09 PM
  • "You can now buy Apple's sporty Watch Nike Series 5" Mashable 7:52 AM
  • "Some iPhone 6S units aren't turning on, so Apple launched a repair program: The problem affects phones made between October 2018 and August 2019." Ars Technica 7:36 PM
  • "Apple launches service program for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models with 'no power' issues" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "Apple rolls out free repair for iPhone 6S devices that do not turn on" Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "iOS Mail: No Sender & No Subject Bug, Fix" macReports 3:01 PM
  • "Frequently Asked Questions About AppleCare" MacMost 2:43 PM
  • "Can iOS 13"s Optimized Battery Charging save your battery?" ZDNet 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Tops Consumer Reports' Smartphone Ratings: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 also get high scores in our extensive testing" Consumer Reports 2:47 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: The biggest leap in camera Apple has ever made" City A.M. 7:26 AM
  • "I took my iPhone 11 Pro to Disneyland and shot the best photos in my life!"  iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: Finally, always on" Mashable 11:15 AM
  • "Apple iPad (2019) review: no competition/It is, as you have no doubt guessed, an iPad" The Verge 9:28 AM
  • "iPad Pro running iPadOS: External USB 3.1 Storage Testing" Bare Feats 2:43 PM
  • "Hands-On With a Next-Generation iPad Pro Dummy" MacRumors 3:03 PM
  • "Surface Pro 7 vs. iPad Pro: Can Microsoft's top 2-in-1 take on Apple's high-powered tablet?" CNET 7:51 AM
  • "Mpow Flame Bluetooth earphones review: A fine budget option for exercise enthusiasts/A reasonably capable pair of exercise earbuds that won't give your wallet a workout." Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Hands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max" AppleInsider 11:30 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Jenny LeClue – Detectivu' Review – A Murder Mystery Made for Me (and you)!" Touch Arcade 3:40 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Overland' Review – Tense but Tedious" Touch Arcade 3:01 PM
  • "iPadOS: How to Open Multiple App Instances in Split View" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "How to Increase Font Size in Safari for iPhone & iPad on iOS 13 / iPadOS 13" OS X Daily 3:03 PM
  • "Here's How to Type Faster on Your Phone: Get those index fingers off your screen." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:46 AM
  • "Apple WatchOS 6 Tips and Tricks to get the Most Out of the Apple Watch" Digital Trends 3:01 PM
  • "Two big changes in iOS 13 are making iPhone users furious, but I'll show you how to fix them" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "The technology Apple purchased today will probably end up in the 2020 iPhones" phoneArena 8:57 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max is now the top-rated phone by Consumer Reports" BGR 5:19 PM
  • "Disney bans Netflix and Apple drops Amazon: Welcome to the streaming wars"  Digital Trends 3:33 PM
  • "iPad is catching up with Mac, but it will never be as easy to use [Opinion] Cult of Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Why isn't a thing like Google?"  The Loop 9:14 AM
  • "20+ things Apple's Tim Cook told us this week" Apple Must 8:40 AM
  • "Editorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story"  AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Nikkei: Apple raises iPhone 11 production 10%" Apple Must 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Arcade could rock on Apple TV 4K with better optimization: The Apple TV 4K may deliver similar performance as the Nintendo Switch on paper, but it's hardly as impressive in practice."  Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Siri is more open than ever, but it still has room to grow: In iOS 13, Siri can work with two major new kinds of apps, and Dan Moren thinks it takes us one step further down the road towards the virtual assistant we want."  Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs. Apple MacBook Air: Which Slick Ultraportable Should You Buy?" PC Magazine 7:08 AM
  • "Here's why the Pixel 4's Neural Core chip could be a photography game-changer" Android Central 7:40 AM
  • "An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm: Open source software can generally be freely copied and reused. One developer wants to impose ethical constraints on the practice." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Shortcuts Corner: Apple Frames for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, App Store Updates Page, Logging Completed Reminders, and Time Zones" MacStories 11:31 AM
  • "Treatment Technologies & Insights, Inc (TTI) Launches Free New Health App Putting Artificial Intelligence In The Hands Of Chronic Illness Patients" PRNewswire 11:28 AM
  • "$29 Bn Computational Photography Markets, 2024 - Major Players are Alphabet, Apple, Light, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm" PRNewswire 11:28 AM
  • "OneDrive Gets Support for Multiple Instances on iPadOS" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "BookBook vol. 2 for new iPhones is another chapter in a great case" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "Robots & Pencils launches arfiti - A New Kind of AR App" prMac 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Is No Longer 'The Most Important Layer' at Microsoft" ExtremeTech 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Android shock: What this new phone means for the future of Windows/Microsoft's willingness to build an Android phone shows how much the company has shifted its priorities." ZDNet 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's new era unfolds: Tech giant looks to take the lead in new category of computing" GeekWire 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface highlights major shift in devices" USA Today 8:32 AM
  • "Talking Surface With Microsoft's Panos Panay: The company's hardware chief discusses the state of mobile productivity, dual-screen devices, and why the Surface phone isn't a phone." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers Surface with benefits for enterprise IT" ComputerWeekly 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's dual-screen phone will live or die by the apps" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Focus And Stock Price Are In The Clouds" Seeking Alpha 7:26 AM
  • "Brazilian government limits value of Microsoft contracts: The new rules for central government bodies aim to achieve savings of 35 percent and will be replicated for other vendors such as Oracle and IBM." ZDNet 8:56 PM
  • "HP Announces Restructuring Plan: Up to 9,000 Jobs to Be Cut" AnandTech 8:02 AM
  • "HP announces global restructure: HP will shed up to 9,000 jobs, 16% of its workforce, over the next three years as the group implements a new simplified structure." Printweek 8:22 AM
  • "HP Inc to slash thousands of jobs amid print woes: cuts could see 16 per cent of employees axed" CRN 8:23 AM
  • "Jobs bloodbath looms at HP" IT Web 8:23 AM
  • "HP to cut 9,000 jobs in bid to reduce costs" Irish Times 8:22 AM
  • "HP reveals thousands of job losses: Computing giant wants to cut costs and boost sales growth." ITProPortal 8:23 AM
  • "HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "HP Announces a Restructuring, but What Do the Charts Say?" RealMoney 9:29 AM
  • "HP's stock slides on concerns that its new strategy is 'fraught with risk'" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "Why HP Omen isn't concerned about Google Stadia just yet" PC Games Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD's Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means" AnandTech 3:01 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs are about to get a ton of tweaks and improvements" TechRadar UK 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Might Get Better Boost Clocks as New Microcode Update with 100 improvements Inbound" TechQuila 8:28 AM
  • "Huge Ryzen CPU Microcode Update Leaked" eTeknix 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Announces Optane and Higher Capacity NAND" WePC 8:33 AM
  • "Dell's CMO Allison Dew talks about how the company was ahead on the direct-to-consumer trend, why dedicated agency units fail, and why advertising may enter 'Mad Men Era 2.0'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Oracle demands $12K from network biz that doesn't use its software" The Register 7:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock gain would add over 20 points to the Dow" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher after modest job gains keep Fed rate cut hopes alive: U.S. unemployment falls to 3.5%, lowest since 1969" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Jobs Report, Trump Trade-Deal Coments: Stocks finish higher Friday after the U.S. jobs report for September shows the lowest level of headline unemployment in at least 50 years, and President Trump says there is a 'good chance' for a China trade pact." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Makes This Bullish Move As Stock Market Rallies; Too Late To Buy Apple? Key indexes wrapped up a volatile week with big gains in the stock market today, despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report. Apple led the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which reclaimed key support." Investor's Business Daily 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks gain steam on Fed Chair Powell's comments and 50-year low unemployment" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally After Jobs Report: S&P 500 ends rocky week with a modest 0.3% loss after rebounding Thursday and Friday" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "U.K. stocks rise as U.S. employment data shows gentle slowdown in jobs growth" MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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