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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, October 6, 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.

  • "China has Apple by the iPhones: Apple makes standing up for security and privacy part of its pitch, unless you are under the yoke of an authoritarian communist government."  ZDNet 5:19 PM
  • "Apple rejects Hong Kong protest map from App Store, relents under pressure" Digital Trends 5:20 PM
  • "I went to an Apple store to buy an iPhone 11, but no one would talk to me: Three visits to the same Apple store suggests there may be a little chaos in Apple retail right now. Could it be that iPhone 11 is more popular than Apple thought it might be? Or is it something else?"  ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "How Tim Cook Won Donald Trump's Ear: Apple CEO advocates for his company's interests while avoiding a backlash from either employees or the president" [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's close ties with Donald Trump may explain why the company spends less on lobbying than other tech giants" Business Insider 10/5
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Has Plenty to Say as New Hardware Looms" Fortune 10/5
  • "Tim Cook Remembers Steve Jobs on 8th Anniversary of His Death" MacRumors 10/5
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs" iMore 10/5
  • "Today is the eighth anniversary of Steve Jobs' death" MacDailyNews 10/5
  • "Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic" Engadget 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Arcade For Mac Available To Try Right Now Via macOS Catalina Beta" Redmond Pie 10/5
  • "Google Warns Chrome Will Block Some Content After New Updates" Forbes 10/5
  • "Apple Arcade hits Catalina (beta) Macs" Apple Must 10/4
  • "Apple Arcade goes live in macOS Catalina GM ahead of public launch" AppleInsider 10/4
  • "Apple Arcade Launches for macOS Catalina Beta Users" MacRumors 10/4
  • "PSA: Why Logic Pro X users might want to hold off on Catalina" 9to5Mac 5:19 PM
  • "How to add a volume to an APFS container and why you would want to" iMore 10:32 AM
  • "How to dictate on a Mac computer, using the voice-to-text dictation feature that can type out your speech" Business Insider 10/4
  • "How to change speed of a video in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 10/4
  • "Did MacOS Stop Allowing Changes to Wifi MAC Addresses?" Slashdot 12:48 PM
Press Releases
  • "NetNewsWire Status: NetNewsWire 5.0.2 is the current shipping release; NetNewsWire 5.0.3b1 is the current test build." inessential 7:58 PM
  • "BBEdit 13 is available now and it still doesn't suck!" Apple Must 10/4
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple analyst Kuo forecasts 10% YOY growth in iPhone sales for Q1 2020, boosted by 'iPhone SE 2' launch" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple unlikely to cut iPhone 11 shipments in October" AppleInsider 12:27 PM
  • "Kuo: iPhone 11 Demand and Upcoming Launch of 'iPhone SE 2' to Boost Overall iPhone Sales Growth in Q1 2020" MacRumors 4:27 PM
  • "App maker claims 'Sign in with Apple' copies anonymous email feature: Blix has filed a lawsuit accusing Apple of violating a patent." Engadget 6:55 PM
  • "Sorry, Alexa and Siri — only Google Home can do these 3 things" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Apple previews For All Mankind at New York Comic Con, pitched as 'Mad Men for NASA'" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Made A Serious Bitcoin Rival Warning" Forbes 10/5
  • "Fed. Circ. Unsure It Can Uphold $600M Verdict In Apple IP Row" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Fed. Circ. Backs PTAB Wins For Apple, Others On Wireless IP" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Apple goes on the Attack against a Serial Patent Troll, seeks a Declaratory Judgement of Non-Infringement" Patently Apple 10/5
  • "Apple has been sued by Blix, owner of BlueMail, for Patent Infringement and Illegal Monopolization" Patently Apple 10/5
Non-Apple News
  • "Smartphone addiction? That's really a 'you' problem" New York Times 8:57 PM
  • "Prepare for Wi-Fi 6: From traffic to healthcare, the applications of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard are set to transform how we connect." Gadget 6:31 PM
  • "I tried Facebook's vision for the social future of VR, and it's full of question marks" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You: From rogue USB sticks to Chrome extensions gone wild, here is a quick guide to some basic risks you should look out for." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Pagers, faxes and cheques: Things that might seem obsolete, but aren't" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "Software robots are guiding us into intelligent automation, with less stress" ZDNet 10/5
  • "HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Inception: Scientists Have Implanted Memories In Birds To Teach Them New Songs" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Smartphones merge work and life to 'amplify patriarchal values' and overwhelm women, study claims" Stuff: New Zealand 10/5
  • "Exclusive: Google working on 'Raise to talk' for Pixel 4's 'new Assistant'" 9to5Google 10/5
  • "iMore show 676: Accidental Privacy" iMore 10:32 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Playing radio stations on HomePod" The Loop 10/5
  • "Why iPad will never catch up to Mac [Cult of Mac Magazine 317] Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 245: Apple Watch Series 5 impressions and iOS 13.2 features" 9to5Mac 10/4
  • "How an iOS developer built an alternative App Store for the iPhone: AltStore is a way around Apple's restrictions" The Verge 10/4
  • "Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/4
  • "Updates, Legit-Looking Lightning Cables, Malspam, and Touch ID" Intego Mac Podcast 10/4
  • "Deep Fusion rises and the 2020 MacBook Pro could get a key new technology: Rumors of next year's iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models are already surfacing." CNET 10/5
  • "iPhone suddenly stopped working? Apple may fix it for free: If your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has suddenly stopped working, Apple might fix it for you, for free." ZDNet 10/5
  • "Apple Warns iPhones May Suddenly Fail—New Fix Now Available" Forbes 10/5
  • "Apple acknowledges that some iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets do not turn on, and launches free repair program" BetaNews 10/5
  • "Users take to Apple's website to complain of early scratching on iPhone 11" iMore 10/5
  • "iPhone 11 Frame Glows When The Flash Is Turned On In Dark" Redmond Pie 10/5
  • "Can't Rearrange Apps On Home Screen? Fix" macReports 10:32 AM
  • "iMessage Effects Not Working (iOS), Fix" macReports 7:46 AM
  • "How to see if your iPhone 6s is eligible for Apple repair program" 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "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 10/4
  • "Apple launches service program for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models with 'no power' issues" AppleInsider 10/4
  • "Apple rolls out free repair for iPhone 6S devices that do not turn on" Reuters 10/4
  • "iOS Mail: No Sender & No Subject Bug, Fix" macReports 10/4
  • "Frequently Asked Questions About AppleCare" MacMost 10/4
  • "Can iOS 13"s Optimized Battery Charging save your battery?" ZDNet 10/4
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/4
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/4
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/4

  • "Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+" AppleInsider 12:50 PM
  • "OWC's USB-C multiport hub is built like a tank [Review] Cult of Mac 5:20 PM
  • " TB3CDK2DP Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C hybrid dock is magical [Review] BetaNews 10:31 AM
  • "Velvet Caviar iPhone Case review: Stunning and protective" iMore 8:07 AM
  • "Review: Anova Nano sous vide stick is a great iPhone-connected cooking gadget" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Review: More Of The Max And Less Of The Pro" Mashable 10/5
  • "Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2019) review: iPadOS makes this a winner" Digital Trends 10/5
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs iPhone 11 Pro camera comparison: Flagship fight" Android Authority 10/5
  • "Here's how the Nike Apple Watch Series 5 stands out" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Synology DS620slim Review: Rock solid small-office server in a tiny package" iMore 10/5
  • "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 10/4
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: The biggest leap in camera Apple has ever made" City A.M. 10/4
  • "I took my iPhone 11 Pro to Disneyland and shot the best photos in my life!"  iMore 10/4
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: Finally, always on" Mashable 10/4
  • "Apple iPad (2019) review: no competition/It is, as you have no doubt guessed, an iPad" The Verge 10/4
  • "iPad Pro running iPadOS: External USB 3.1 Storage Testing" Bare Feats 10/4
  • "Hands-On With a Next-Generation iPad Pro Dummy" MacRumors 10/4
  • "Surface Pro 7 vs. iPad Pro: Can Microsoft's top 2-in-1 take on Apple's high-powered tablet?" CNET 10/4
  • "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 10/4
  • "Hands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max" AppleInsider 10/4
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Jenny LeClue – Detectivu' Review – A Murder Mystery Made for Me (and you)!" Touch Arcade 10/4
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Overland' Review – Tense but Tedious" Touch Arcade 10/4
  • "How to Delete Apps in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13" OS X Daily 11:11 AM
  • "How To Share Photos, Videos, Or Voice Messages in Messages" macReports 7:46 AM
  • "How to Use tvOS 13"s Picture in Picture" TidBITS 10/5
  • "How to Enable Dark Mode on iPhone with iOS 13" OS X Daily 10/5
  • "iPadOS: How to Open Multiple App Instances in Split View" The Mac Observer 10/4
  • "How to Increase Font Size in Safari for iPhone & iPad on iOS 13 / iPadOS 13" OS X Daily 10/4
  • "Here's How to Type Faster on Your Phone: Get those index fingers off your screen." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/4
  • "Tip: How to get more from Control Center in iOS 13" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "iPadOS Tips and Tricks That Make Your iPad a Whole Lot More Useful" Digital Trends 10/5
  • "Apple WatchOS 6 Tips and Tricks to get the Most Out of the Apple Watch" Digital Trends 10/4
  • "Two big changes in iOS 13 are making iPhone users furious, but I'll show you how to fix them" BGR 10/4
  • "Comment: Five hardware features I want to see on a new Apple TV" 9to5Mac 10:32 AM
  • "How Tony Fadell made the iPod, convinced Steve Jobs to put it on Windows" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Updates and Anticipation" eXtensions 7:37 AM
  • "Apple's Manic Focus Will Hurt New MacBook Pro" Forbes 10/5
  • "Steven Soderbergh will need to upgrade to the iPhone 11 Pro for his next film/Commentary: Apple's newest phones are squarely aimed at both creative pros and enthusiasts."  CNET 10/5
  • "I just got back from a week in Europe and couldn't have survived without Apple Maps" BGR 10/5
  • "Steve Jobs Says There Is 1 Simple Habit That Separates The Doers from The Dreamers (and Leads to Great Success): Today is the eighth anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, and he is still teaching us priceless lessons that led to his success." Inc. 10/5
  • "Wi-Fi 6 for Apple devices: What will the impact be?" 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "The Appler They Are, The Harder They Fall"  Rixstep 10/5
  • "Why I've given up on expensive 'indestructible' iPhone cables, and you should too: And it's not just iPhone cables." ZDNet 10/5
  • "The technology Apple purchased today will probably end up in the 2020 iPhones" phoneArena 10/4
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max is now the top-rated phone by Consumer Reports" BGR 10/4
  • "Disney bans Netflix and Apple drops Amazon: Welcome to the streaming wars"  Digital Trends 10/4
  • "iPad is catching up with Mac, but it will never be as easy to use [Opinion] Cult of Mac 10/4
  • "Why isn't a thing like Google?"  The Loop 10/4
  • "20+ things Apple's Tim Cook told us this week" Apple Must 10/4
  • "Editorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story"  AppleInsider 10/4
  • "Nikkei: Apple raises iPhone 11 production 10%" Apple Must 10/4
  • "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 10/4
  • "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 10/4
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs. Apple MacBook Air: Which Slick Ultraportable Should You Buy?" PC Magazine 10/4
  • "Just putting it out there: I will not be phablet-shamed" The Next Web 10:31 AM
  • "It's frankly amazing that Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold lasted as long as it did in this brutal demonstration to test its durability" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Review: Is It Worth It?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's self-belief is a threat to Facebook's future" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Fossil Gen 5 Review: The best Wear OS has to offer probably isn't enough [Video] 9to5Google 10/5
  • "Solving these 5 issues will make education AR/VR go mainstream" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging Businesses?" ReadWrite 10/5
  • "For a jaded tech reviewer who plays with the latest and greatest smartphones every year, the OnePlus 7T shouldn't feel that special — but it does" Business Insider 10/5
  • "Here's why the Pixel 4's Neural Core chip could be a photography game-changer" Android Central 10/4
  • "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] 10/4
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Totallee slim cases for Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Ultra thin scratch protection" [Slideshow] ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Shortcuts Corner: Apple Frames for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, App Store Updates Page, Logging Completed Reminders, and Time Zones" MacStories 10/4
  • "Treatment Technologies & Insights, Inc (TTI) Launches Free New Health App Putting Artificial Intelligence In The Hands Of Chronic Illness Patients" PRNewswire 10/4
  • "$29 Bn Computational Photography Markets, 2024 - Major Players are Alphabet, Apple, Light, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm" PRNewswire 10/4
  • "OneDrive Gets Support for Multiple Instances on iPadOS" Thurrott 10/4
  • "BookBook vol. 2 for new iPhones is another chapter in a great case" Apple World Today 10/4
  • "Robots & Pencils launches arfiti - A New Kind of AR App" prMac 10/4
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Puzzling Announcements: Microsoft has been on a roll and is back at the top of the tech industry by doing exactly what Satya Nadella said he'd do when he took the reins from Steve Ballmer. But now, Microsoft is engaging in a number of risky processor (ARM) and partner (Android) transitions. Why?" Monday Note 1:42 PM
  • "Why Microsoft doesn't want you to call its phone a phone/Commentary: Microsoft insists that its Surface Duo for 2020 is much more than a dual-screen phone. Here's what's up." CNET 6:48 PM
  • "Window 10 1903 Facepalms Continue As Cumulative Update Breaks VMware Workstation" HotHardware 4:01 PM
  • "New Surface Duo Highlights Microsoft's Massive Gamble" Forbes 8:57 PM
  • "AMD details Zen 3 and Zen 4 alongside roadmap for next-gen Epyc Milan and Genoa CPUs" TechSpot 6:32 PM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Rumored to Beat AMD's Radeon RX 5500 XT (Navi 14)" TechQuila 6:32 PM
  • "Why I Coined the Term 'Quantum Supremacy': Researchers at Google finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. Here's what that really means." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "DNS-over-HTTPS causes more problems than it solves, experts say" ZDNet 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's embrace of Google's Android software is bigger than its new phone: Microsoft's Surface reputation and the embrace of a once-rival platform gets the software titan back into the mobile game." CNET 10/5
  • "Microsoft Surface Duo: Android failure is not an option/When Microsoft's dual-screen, Android-powered Surface Duo reaches the market, will it be a triumph after years of mobile failures from the company, or will we confirm once and for all that Microsoft is incapable of learning from previous mistakes?" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Microsoft Says Iranian Hackers Already Trying To Compromise US Political Campaigns" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Microsoft Excel hits one billion Play Store installs" Android Police 10/5
  • "HP Inc. to Lay Off Thousands as Printing Business Faces a Reckoning" Motley Fool 10/5
  • "AMD EPYC Zen 3 Milan CPUs Get New L3 Cache Design, Zen 4 Genoa Adds SP5 Socket, DDR5" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Gigabyte Cranks AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Flagship CPU To A Blazing 4.3GHz Across All 16 Cores" HotHardware 10/5
  • "The brewing storm for Big Tech" Axios 10/5
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Rallies in 2019: Will the Bull Run Continue?" Market Realist 6:19 PM
  • "This week's Apple trading strategies (10/7-10/11)" Apple 3.0 8:21 AM
  • "Evercore: Another day, another positive data point for Apple" Apple 3.0 10/5
  • "Sales at Taiwan's Apple supplier Hon Hai flat in September" Reuters 10/5
  • "Apple's stock gain would add over 20 points to the Dow" MarketWatch 10/4
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 10/4
  • "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 10/4
  • "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 10/4
  • "Stocks gain steam on Fed Chair Powell's comments and 50-year low unemployment" FOXBusiness 10/4
  • "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] 10/4
  • "U.K. stocks rise as U.S. employment data shows gentle slowdown in jobs growth" MarketWatch 10/4

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