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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Inside Apple's Long, Bumpy Road to Hollywood: After a few false starts and a little offscreen drama, AppleTV+ finally makes its big debut with a slate of shows, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and a billion potential customers ready to see what original programming looks like from the world's largest company, led by CEO Tim Cook."  The Hollywood Reporter 1:32 PM
  • "A Different View on Apple and China"  Above Avalon 4:35 PM
  • "Apple's Tencent privacy controversy is more complicated than it looks"  The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "Apple's Routing of User Data to Google Could Be Breaking EU Privacy Law" Fortune 1:20 PM
  • "Apple's Data Privacy Challenges in China" Bloomberg TV [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Safari's Safe Browsing Option Raises Privacy Concerns"  TechNewsWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's 5G iPhone Delay Stings as Next-Gen Devices Hit Shelves: Apple Inc. is planning to bring 5G to the iPhone next fall, more than a year behind some rivals. The company can ill afford to let the timing slip."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Apple will be the catalyst for North America's 5G adoption" Computerworld 8:30 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases macOS Catalina Supplemental Update With Fixes for Installation, iCloud Login, and Game Center Bugs" MacRumors 1:37 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS Catalina Supplemental Update" Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "MacOS Catalina might be deleting your emails, adding to the list of issues" Digital Trends 1:42 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: MacOS 10.15 Catalina/Apple's new desktop operating system makes your iPad into a second monitor, puts mobile apps on your Mac, and kills iTunes." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:59 AM
  • "How to switch from iCloud Photos to just plain Photos: Some folks don't want to the recurring cost of iCloud. They can go local." Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "MakePass: Create Your Own Apple Wallet Passes on the Mac" MacStories 4:36 PM
  • "Screen Time and Parental Controls In macOS Catalina" MacMost 1:18 PM
  • "How to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac, so your computer stops automatically connecting to it" Business Insider 4:31 PM
  • "How to use picture-in-picture in QuickTime Player on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to run Windows 10 on your Mac using Parallels Desktop 15" iMore 8:07 AM
Op/Ed
  • "RIP Dashboard, the MacOS Feature I Don't Want to Live Without"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:34 AM
  • "When Apple Music Matches Its Own Music Incorrectly" Kirkville 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple 'Transporter' App Now Available on the Mac App Store" iClarified 8:25 PM
  • "Mac Catalyst Isn't Only for Bringing iPad Apps to the Mac for the First Time" MacStories 5:38 PM
  • "macTag: Grey Paper" Rixstep 1:22 PM
  • "Script Fonts - An Elegant Collection of Cursive Fonts for Mac" prMac 9:46 AM
  • "'Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition' Launching November 5 on Mac" MacRumors 9:15 AM
  • "A Better Finder Rename 11 with filtering, presets & more meta-data" prMac 7:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "NBC extends deal to be exclusive seller of ads in Apple Stocks and Apple News"  Axios 4:36 PM
  • "'For All Mankind' Drama Renewed For Season 2 By Apple" Deadline 7:08 PM
  • "Teens find circumventing Apple's parental controls is child's play: Apple's Screen Time is meant to give customers a way to control their kids' devices, but intrepid youngsters have exploited bugs and workarounds."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:30 PM
  • "Teens keep outsmarting Apple's features for limiting screen time, and parents are starting to get frustrated" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "Apple aims to make India one of its key global production hubs: While Apple will be able to save around 20% in import duty through local manufacturing of the iPhone XR, the executives said this won't lead to any price drops." The Economic Times 9:46 AM
  • "Apple plans to manufacture the iPhone 11 in India as iPhone XR is now produced there" 9to5Mac 9:46 AM
  • "iPhones continue to retain value longer than other devices — report" Apple Must 9:23 AM
  • "Jason Sudeikis Sets Ted Lasso Comedy Series at Apple" Variety 8:03 AM
  • "AMC Theater takes on iTunes with online store for movies" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter: Here's What Trump is Not Allowed to Tweet About" PC Magazine 8:58 PM
  • "LG wants to reclaim customer trust by releasing Android 10 this year" Android Authority 1:33 PM
  • "'Deletefacebook' trends after Zuckerberg backlash" BBC 9:15 AM
  • "Facebook launches Libra Association—and says 180 companies could join" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Computational photography: Why Google says its Pixel 4 camera will be so damn good" CNET 1:21 PM
  • "Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 4 to shoot a new collection of photos" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4's software-defined camera" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Pixel 4's face unlock is secure, fast, and works from any orientation" Android Police 6:25 PM
  • "The Pixel 4's Recorder app can capture and transcribe simultaneously" Engadget 10:28 AM
  • "Pixel 4 seeks to reclaim low-light photography crown for Google" BBC 10:28 AM
  • "The 8 biggest announcements from Google's Pixel 4 event" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are official, starting at $799 and shipping on October 24" Android Police 10:28 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have built-in radar" Engadget 10:06 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, and Pixel Buds 2 are the latest iPhone, MacBook, and AirPods competitors" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
  • "The Pixelbook Go is Google's most affordable Chromebook yet: It starts at $649, $350 less than the original Pixelbook." Engadget 9:52 AM
  • "Google's Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th: It streams games to the Pixel 3, Chromecast Ultra, and Chrome web browsers — and likely Pixel 4" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "The new true wireless Pixel Buds are always listening: Goggle gives headphones with Assistant builtin another try." Engadget 9:26 AM
  • "Live: Google debuts Pixel 4, other hardware" Axios 9:52 AM
  • "We're live at the Made By Google 2019 launch event!" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 Series and Nest Devices Spotted on Bluetooth SIG Ahead of Today's Launch" MySmartPrice 7:07 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "260: Hardcore Metaphor Podcast" The Rebound 1:42 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 134 – Mac Catalyst and the First Wave of Apps Built with It" MacStories 8:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 13.1.3 is the latest software update from Apple to fix iPhone and iPad bugs [U] 9to5Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Call and battery problems plague iOS 13.1.2: iOS 13.1.2 is taking the phone out of iPhone. In addition, battery and overheating issues are also causing iPhone owners headaches."  ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Checkm8 iOS jailbreak used as lure in online scam" ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "'APL*ITUNES/BILL', What Is This?" macReports 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's self-driving car could hide radar system within the bodywork" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Invention is for improved warning info system on an 'Apple Car" Apple World Today 8:09 AM
  • "Apple has won its First Smart Ring Patent with Biometrics, Touch Pad & Sir to Control devices including a TV" Patently Apple 8:08 AM
  • "Apple granted another patent for an 'Apple Ring' control device" Apple World Today 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Wins Headset Patent designed to work with Games, but more importantly, with Applications like Excel and more" Patently Apple 8:08 AM
  • "Apple wins Patent Covering their 3D Augmented Reality 'Measure' App and Beyond" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iOS 13 installation stuck? Here's what to do: iOS 13 update screen stuck on 'Estimated Time Remaining,' 'Update Requested,' or 'Verifying Update,' or 'Preparing to Update'? Here's what to do." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Windows iTunes Store Showing Gray Square Boxes Instead Of Artwork, Fix" macReports 8:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: A First Look At Camera Photo Samples" The Verge 1:33 PM
  • "Pixel Buds (2nd gen) hands-on [Video] 9to5Google 7:39 PM
  • "Review: X-Doria Defense dual wireless charger for iPhone & AirPods" AppleInsider 1:36 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Where Cards Fall' Review – A Different Perspective on Life and Games" Touch Arcade 6:44 PM
  • "Playing 'Fortnite: Chapter 2' on the iPhone 11 Pro at full resolution" AppleInsider 1:37 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Enter DFU Mode on Your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max" Gadget Hacks 5:34 PM
  • "How to select, copy, and paste text in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" AppleInsider 4:36 PM
  • "How to manage your Apple ID account in System Preferences on Mac" iDownload Blog 1:43 PM
  • "Predators, Prey and Parental Controls: How to Protect Children Online" AddictiveTips 8:12 AM
Tips
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro camera guide: Take better photos with these tips" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Where Google's Pixel 4 and Apple's iPhone 11 fail: Hey, smartphone makers, wake up!" ZDNet 4:28 PM
  • "Jim Halpert...er...John Krasinski in an unreleased iPhone commercial" The Loop 9:52 AM
  • "Apple's Rumored 2020 AR Glasses and $399 iPhone – Tech.pinions" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Stock Gains on iPhone Optimism. It May Not Last." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Editorial: Will Apple's $6k+ Mac Pro require brainwash marketing to sell?" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Elusive 11: The terrible, hard-to-buy iPhone" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Can Google finally get serious enough to take on the iPhone with the Pixel 4?" The Verge 7:35 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Domino's 'pizza checker' is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you" The Guardian 1:20 PM
  • "Nest Mini hands on: Barely new in the right ways [Video] 9to5Google 7:54 PM
  • "Note to Google: Sustainable Products Involve More than Green Energy" iFixit 8:25 PM
  • "Pixel 4 Motion Sense hands-on: Will radar be the key to making air gestures stick?" Android Police 7:09 PM
  • "Google's sustainability investments don't go far enough" Mashable 4:46 PM
  • "Pixel 4 hands on: Google's best smartphone yet [Video] 9to5Google 5:45 PM
  • "Hands-on with the new Pixel 4" TechCrunch 2:33 PM
  • "First look at Google's new $179 wireless Pixel Buds" CNET 1:46 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Comparison – Which One Is Better?" iPhone Hacks 1:20 PM
  • "Pixel 4 XL vs. the competition: The six-inch flagships" Engadget 11:25 AM
  • "How Google's Pixel 4 compares to other popular flagship phones" The Verge 10:28 AM
  • "Pixel 4 and 4 XL: hands-on with Google's new phones" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "Facebook Portal review (2019): A redesign doesn't ease privacy fears" Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Is mind-reading tech your next big security nightmare? Yes, but not in the way you might expect" ZDNet 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "League of Legends coming to iOS and Android in 2020" 9to5Mac 8:55 PM
  • "SwitchArcade Round-Up: 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' Review, Mini-Views Including 'Mistover', 'The Ninja Saviors' and Today's Other New Releases, Sales Information, and More" Touch Arcade 1:43 PM
  • "Unc0ver 3.7.0 b2 / b3 iOS 12.4 Jailbreak IPA Update For A12 Devices Released" Redmond Pie 9:27 AM
  • "Apple unveils Beats Solo Pro with noise cancellation and 22 hours of battery" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Beats brings noise-canceling to its on-ear Solo headphones" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "iOS 13 Dark Mode support arrives for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote" 9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Fortnite returns with the launch of a new map for Chapter 2" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "$6,000 iPhone 11 Pro Steve Jobs limited edition has a real piece of his turtleneck! Limited edition iPhone 11 Pros have clothing fragments of Steve Jobs, Muhammad Ali and The Beatles" Digital Camera World 8:22 AM
  • "The Apple TV app is coming to Roku devices today: Roku owners will be able to stream Apple's original shows on November 1st" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "The iOS AirPort Utility app gets an update. Unicorn also spotted in Cupertino" iMore 8:06 AM
  • "Zupdates for iPhone - Share Anything. Ask Anything. Know Everything.Mass" prMac 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Pay Expands to Additional Banks in Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands" MacRumors 7:20 AM
  • "Global Online Music Streaming Market Report 2019-2025: Market is Projected to Grow by $56.7 Billion" PRNewswire 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2010 is on borrowed time: Shutdown follows the usual formatting" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft warns: Office 2010 support is ending so buy Office 365 ProPlus/Microsoft warns Office 2010 users that in one year it will no longer provide patches." ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds 'Tamper Protection' to Windows Defender: By turning Tamper Protection on, malicious apps are prevented from quietly changing your Windows 10 security settings." PC Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release: The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November" Computerworld 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces SQL Server IoT 2019, Windows ML container, and more for IoT" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm to develop chips for Microsoft Azure Sphere IoT operating system: The firms intend to bring cellular connectivity to Microsoft's Internet of Things solution" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service preview is live: But it's currently limited to Android devices" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service: Early signs of promise, but more games needed" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Surface Updates to Improve Battery Life" Thurrott 6:58 AM
  • "Why was Intel's Ice Lake server bringup so bad?" SemiAccurate 11:54 AM
  • "Intel denies desktop 10nm cancellation rumours" bit-tech 7:06 AM
  • "Intel promises its 'current roadmap of 10nm products includes desktop'" PCGamesN 7:08 AM
  • "Intel might counter AMD with $3bn worth of CPU price cuts: Cashing in the chips" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "How does AMD's Epyc fare in real-world TCO?" SemiAccurate 6:44 AM
  • "AMD has listed 14 different Navi 14 GPUs" We PC 7:04 AM
  • "IBM's future is hard to read as it moves into cloud territory and earnings report is due" Poughkeepsie Journal 7:09 AM
  • "IBM helps Woodside Energy apply design thinking to HR onboarding: In a move to eliminate what Woodside Energy said is often a confusing process." ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's 7:07 AM
  • "NVIDIA Leads the Edge AI Chipset Market" CDR Info 7:06 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs CEO says Apple Card is the most successful credit card launch ever" CNBC 11:05 AM
  • "Apple and Goldman Sachs aren't reporting Apple Card information to credit bureaus: Credit-card experts say the choice not to begin reporting to credit bureaus immediately is unusual" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "Apple and Goldman Sachs are being picky about who gets an Apple Card" Business Insider 4:31 PM
  • "Why Apple's Stock Is Soaring as Fellow FAANGs Languish" Investopedia 1:46 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow rises closer to record on good start to corporate earnings season: United Health leads the Dow up" MarketWatch 1:28 PM
  • "Dow Rises on Solid Earnings From JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and J&J: Stocks rise as strong earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson override investors' lingering questions about the fate of U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 11:49 AM
  • "Trade war drags global growth to slowest rate since financial crisis, IMF says" FOXBusiness 1:28 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Kicks Off: New York banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, report results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:27 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as doubts emerge over trade deal: Nikkei jumps, but stocks retreat in China" MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "European stocks surge to best level in 16 months on Brexit optimism, U.S. earnings" MarketWatch 11:51 AM

 
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