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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, October 26, 2019


  • "Donald Trump takes a dig at Apple for removing the home button from iPhone: In a Tweet on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the home button on the iPhone was far better than the current swipe mechanism." The Indian Express 7:39 AM
  • "President Trump Tweets On The Loss of iPhone Home Button"  CDR Info 7:44 AM
  • "One-third of Apple Store customers now using Apple Trade In: Tim Cook spoke briefly to GQ on the environment." iMore 7:47 AM
  • "When Apple makes changes, communication is key: Apple hasn't always done a great job of communicating the changes in its operating systems."  Macworld 10/25
  • "Services & continued iPhone demand will drive $90 billion holiday quarter" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple, United in Early Discussions to Upgrade SFO Terminal" ["Parts of the current terminal look dated, and Apple, a modern technology giant known for sleek design, uses United as its corporate airline to shuttle thousands of employees around the world. United accidentally revealed last year that Apple spends $150 million annually with the company on flights, including 50 business class seats a day from San Francisco to Shanghai."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Apple pays United so much for corporate travel it may help upgrade its SFO terminal" The Verge 10/25
  • "Apple is reportedly one of United's best customers, and now it may be helping the airline revamp its terminal at San Francisco Airport" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Tim Cook: The Power of Diversity/In a rare interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with People en Español editor-in-chief Armando Correa to discuss his historic coming out and sends a message to LGBTQ+ teenagers and their parents." People en EspaƱol 10/25
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook said he decided to come out as gay after reading letters from kids struggling with their identity" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Tim Cook Says One-Third or More of Apple Store Visitors Now Using Trade-In Program" MacRumors 10/25
  • "How to rename a Bluetooth device on macOS" AddictiveTips 10/25
  • "How to fix iCloud terms and conditions bug in macOS Catalina" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "How to Fix a Damaged macOS Installer" MacRumors 10/25
  • "How to use the Unsubscribe feature in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 10/25
  • "How to enable and use picture-in-picture in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 10/25
  • "How to force a dark mode for websites in Chrome" AddictiveTips 10/25
  • "Apple's Catalyst will help bring Macs to the enterprise"  Computerworld 10/25
Press Releases
  • "Crusader Kings 2 on Mac: Now free-to-play (forever)!" Mac Gamer HQ 10/25
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Craig Federighi offers aspiring programmer advice for the future: Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has offered some advice to an aspiring programmer in an email, with the Apple executive advising to keep studying, become an expert, broaden their horizons, and to follow their heart." AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Apple in discussions with United Airlines to upgrade San Francisco Airport: Probably not the AirPort upgrade some Apple fans were hoping for..." iMore 9:40 AM
  • "Disney and Apple are pushing us into the era of the $25 million TV episode" Quartz 7:47 AM
  • "Florida man gets 4 and-a-half years in prison for Apple Pay fraud worth $1.5 million: Daniel Butler got 54 months in federal prison." iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Florida man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for $1.5 million Apple Pay fraud conspiracy" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's sustainability goals continue to grow, encouraging others to follow their lead" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple awarded prize for 'environmental leadership' in China" Cult of Mac 10/25
  • "Apple picks up CITI 'outstanding brand' award for its environmental work in China" iMore 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade isn't the only subscription: GameClub revives old iOS games/The service is curated by TouchArcade's Eli Hodapp." Ars Technica 10/25
  • "Man gets four years in prison for $1.5M Apple Pay fraud" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "These 17 iPhone apps have been removed from the Apple App Store for delivering malware: Researchers uncover malicious iPhone applications in Apple's official marketplace after apps bypassed security measures by hiding code behind a C&C server." ZDNet 10/25
  • "17 malware iPhone apps removed from App Store after evading Apple's review" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Apple and Google remove 50+ malicious apps that stole your data" The Next Web 10/25
  • "Apple removed 18 harmful apps from the App Store, but some of them are still available for Android users" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Behind AT&T's plan to take on Netflix, Apple and Disney with HBO Max" Reuters 10/25
  • "Donald Trump berates Apple CEO Tim Cook for removing the iPhone home button"  Business Insider 10/25
  • "Donald Trump tried to give Tim Cook iPhone design advice"  Mashable 10/25
  • "In tweet, President Trump laments loss of iPhone home button" Reuters 10/25
  • "Apple's Former Top Insider Trading Lawyer Charged With... You Guessed it" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Government Emergency Alerts could arrive in streaming services 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses his iPhone's Screen Time feature to limit his Twitter use to 2 hours a day" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Tim Cook Dines with President Barack Obama and Robert De Niro in New York" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "YouTuber Creates Music Video Using Just An iPhone 11, A Cheap Grip, And Monopod" Redmond Pie 10/25
  • "Privacy on iPhone — Simple as that — Apple" YouTube 10/25
Non-Apple News
  • "HBO Max to Include Ad-Supported Tier, Live TV in 2021: It'll launch with on-demand content from new and existing properties, but HBO Max's future should include advertisements and live programming." PC Magazine 7:53 PM
  • "Trolls and Qualcomm invite UK Supreme Court to render Non-Discrimination part of FRAND meaningless: Unwired Planet v. Huawei" Foss Patents 3:31 PM
  • "Adobe left 7.5 million Creative Cloud user records exposed online: Exposed data primarily includes emails, but not passwords or financial information." ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Who's Stalking Mobile App Users? Finding and controlling the third-party code (3PC) app publishers don't know about" The Media Trust 10/25
  • "Your iPhone/Android apps are (probably) watching you..." Apple Must 10/25
  • "Lawmaker Kills Repair Bill Because 'Cellphones Are Throwaways': A New Hampshire lawmaker suggested that we shouldn't fix the $1,000 devices we buy and instead we will 'just get a new one.'" Vice 10/25
  • "TCL's zigzag concertina-style folding smartphone has 1 screen and 2 hinges" Digital Trends 10/25
  • "Goodbye, SMS, There's a New Messaging Sheriff in Town: A more flexible and media-rich messaging system is coming to American wireless networks in 2020." Motley Fool 10/25
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard" The Verge 10/25
  • "Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung: The Hearthstone pro, also known as Chung Ng Wai, was blocked from competing after voicing support for protesters in Hong Kong." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Google is improving 10 percent of searches by understanding language context" The Verge 10/25
  • "Google promises to replace Home devices bricked by flawed firmware update" ZDNet 10/25
  • "Zuckerberg's news pitch" Axios 10/25
  • "A Former Facebook Insider on Why It's So Hard for the Tech Giant to Get Elections Right" Slate 10/25
  • "iMore show 679: Not Depressing Enough/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 3:37 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Catalina, iOS and Alexa, Google security" The Loop 10/25
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 157: Let's Talk Apple and China" Above Avalon 10/25
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos Again" MacVoices 10/25
  • "Happy Birthday iPod! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-25" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Vergecast: reviewing the Pixel 4 and the calm before the streaming wars" The Verge 10/25
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 248: 16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro leaks! We talk about them, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/25
  • "Waiting for MacBook Pro, replacing passports with iPhones, and looking forward to Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "AirPods Pro Reportedly Arriving in Several Color Options to Match the Finishes of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Range" WCCFTech 7:57 PM
  • "'AirPods Pro' may be available in eight colors, including Midnight Green" iDownload Blog 7:57 PM
  • "Leak claims to show 'Chinese knockoff' version of Apple's rumored AirPods Pro charging case: The Original post reportedly says users should buy the official ones from Apple after launch." iMore 7:40 AM
  • "Photos claim to show 'AirPods Pro' charging case: A pair of images posted online late Friday supposedly offer a closer look at a charging case for an unreleased AirPods product rumored to launch in October." AppleInsider 7:16 AM
  • "iPad could get hard-core gaming support, analyst predicts: The expected expansion of iPad mouse support could signal that Apple wants to take its gaming capabilities beyond Apple Arcade, according to BayStreet Research." CNET 10/25
  • "iPad gaming with full mouse support could be PC-level – analyst" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "'Why am I not getting emails on my iPhone?': 6 ways to troubleshoot the Mail app on iPhone" Business Insider 10/25
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25

  • "Review: Elago AW3 is a great AirPods case for retro Mac lovers/If you want to not only protect your AirPods but to also transform them into a quirky 1984 Macintosh, then the Elago AW3 is your new best friend." AppleInsider 8:15 PM
  • "Aegis Fortress L3: A super-secure portable drive [Review] BetaNews 10/25
  • "Fear mobile phone radiation? I don't, but if you do, look into Gadget Guard cases" Apple World Today 10/25
  • "This might be the coolest AirPods case money can buy [Review] Cult of Mac 10/25
iOS Apps
  • "GameClub and Apple Arcade: How do they compare? There's a new gaming subscription service on iOS, and it's remarkably similar to Apple Arcade." Macworld 10/25
  • "'MONOLISK' Review – An Excellent Idea in a Disappointing Package" Touch Arcade 10/25
  • "Finally, Gmail dark mode is here for Android and iOS phones. How to turn it: Here's how to turn on Gmail's dark mode in Android 10 and iOS and on your iPhone." CNET 7:47 AM
  • "How to see old notifications on your iPhone in the Notification Center, and clear all your notifications at once" Business Insider 10/25
  • "How to Add Filters to Video on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13" OS X Daily 10/25
  • "Share a Name and Profile Picture or Animoji With Others in iOS 13 Messages" MacMost 10/25
  • "Shortcuts Corner: Creating Multiple Reminders in a Row, Playing Audio on HomePod, and Reading Tech News" MacStories 10/25
  • "How to delete photos, links, and attachments from conversations in Messages" Macworld 10/25
  • "How to Find UDID of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Without a Computer" iPhone Hacks 10/25
  • "Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working" 9to5Mac 3:37 PM
  • "Thunderbolt Display Life Extension: An Environmental Proposal for Apple" A Sprinkle of Cocoa 6:35 PM
  • "On The Future of Ambient Computing" Steve Cheney 3:39 PM
  • "Why iOS 13 is buggy — and how to fix it for iOS 14" iMore 10:44 AM
  • "Donald Trump takes to Twitter to express his displeasure over the lack of Home button on the iPhone: Old man yells at iCloud" iMore 9:41 AM
  • "Apple plays the privacy card, with drones (Video): A simple idea, effectively presented." Apple 3.0 7:30 AM
  • "iPhone Users Are Accidentally Deleting Their Emails Thanks to Apple's Boneheaded UI Update" Gizmodo 8:07 PM
  • "The Curious Design of Mail's Message Action Toolbar in iOS 13" Daring Fireball 10/25
  • "Editorial: Samsung's new Exynos 990 isn't fast enough to maintain its custom M core" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple's App Store Review Process Breaks Down Too Often" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Can Huawei's latest phablet take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus or iPhone 11 Pro Max, especially without access to Google's apps?" TrustedReviews 5:49 PM
  • "Roundup: Three 'programming' board games that will tickle your pseudocode/Gamify your algorithms." Ars Technica 7:04 AM
  • "Hands-On With Google's MacBook Air-Style Pixelbook Go" MacRumors 10/25
  • "Google and Partners Push Chromebooks Beyond the Education Market" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Why the Facebook News tab shouldn't be trusted" TechCrunch 10/25
  • "Facebook's Encryption Makes it Harder to Detect Child Abuse/Opinion: The social network needs to develop better ways to help stop the spread of millions of harmful images." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Apple TV App Is Now Available on Fire TV Sticks" MakeUseOf 9:23 PM
  • "Apple Arcade's latest additions include 'Fallen Knight' and 'Yaga': They're now available for download." Engadget 3:37 PM
  • "Apple-1 in 'almost perfect condition' w/ custom wood case hopes to earn $1.75M" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Critically acclaimed horror game 'Layers of Fear' from Bloober Team is now available on iOS as a premium game" Touch Arcade 10/25
  • "Swordfight with terrorists or wash pigs in new Apple Arcade games" Cult of Mac 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade Adds Five New Games on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV as 'LEGO Brawls' Expands to Mac" MacRumors 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade gets new games: Lifelike, Yaga and more/Check out these new games in the Apple Arcade catalog." CNET 10/25
  • "iAchieved Doesn't Provide 'Too Much Information,' Which Is Good!" prMac 10/25
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft pips Amazon for $10bn AI 'Jedi' contract" BBC 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft wins JEDI contract from the U.S. Dept. of Defense" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Contract" Thurrott 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft wins $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense JEDI cloud contract: Microsoft has emerged as the winner of the estimated $10 billion DoD JEDI contract, besting favorite Amazon." ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Windows 10X Details Leak, Confirm Laptop Support" Thurrott 10:05 AM
  • "AMD's Latest Ryzen 3000 Microcode Update Could Cut Boot Times By 20%" HotHardware 4:46 PM
  • "Microsoft beats Amazon to win the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract" The Verge 10/25
  • "In a victory over Amazon, Microsoft wins $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract" TechCrunch 10/25
  • "Amazon 'surprised' after Pentagon awards coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft" GeekWire 10/25
  • "Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract" Axios 10/25
  • "DoD's $10 billion 'Jedi' cloud contract goes to Microsoft over Amazon" Engadget 10/25
  • "Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract" Reuters 10/25
  • "Microsoft wins $10bn Jedi defence contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/25
  • "Microsoft Is the Surprise Winner of a $10B Pentagon Contract" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Microsoft Wins $10B Pentagon Cloud Contract, Amazon Loses Out" PC Magazine 10/25
  • "Microsoft Issues Yet Another Windows 10 1903 Cumulative Update For Start Menu Woes" HotHardware 10/25
  • "AWS vs. Microsoft Azure will be about sales scale, AI, multi-cloud realities" ZDNet 10/25
  • "Is Microsoft trying to undermine Twitch by buying all the big-name streamers?" TechRadar UK 10/25
  • "You're flowing it wrong: Bad network route between Microsoft, Apple blamed for Azure, O365 MFA outage/Postmortem report emerges for last week's partial downtime" The Register 10/25
  • "Google's quantum supremacy is only a first taste of a computing revolution: Broadly useful quantum computers are probably a decade away, but Google and others are working hard on the necessary breakthroughs." CNET 10/25
  • "Why IBM Thinks Google Hasn't Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy': IBM is beefing with Google over its much-hyped quantum computing announcement. Here's what you need to know." Vice 10/25
  • "Intel and Amazon's Cloud Capex Numbers Bode Well for Chip and Hardware Suppliers: Intel suggests the recent slowdown it's seen in demand from cloud clients is ending, and Amazon's latest capital spending numbers support this claim." RealMoney 10/25
  • "Intel posts record 3Q19 revenues" DigiTimes 10/25
  • "Intel Boosts 14nm Capacity 25% in 2019, But Shortages Will Persist in Q4" AnandTech 10/25
  • "Intel stock shoots higher but one key number has analysts worried: Company estimates $200 million in pulled-forward revenue ahead of tariffs. Some analysts peg the figure much higher." MarketWatch 10/25
  • "Intel Stock Rose 8% Due to Upbeat Q3 Earnings" Market Realist 10/25
  • "Opinion: Intel suggests the chip recovery is here, even as rivals are still waiting" MarketWatch 10/25
  • "Intel's Discrete Xe DG1 Graphics Card Powered On For First Time" HotHardware 10/25
  • "Intel introduces Tremont microarchitecture" DigiTimes 10/25
  • "Alleged Final GeForce GTX 1650 Super And GTX 1660 Super Specs Revealed" HotHardware 10/25
  • "Latest AMD Radeon Adrenalin Drivers Boost Call of Duty: Modern Warfare By 18 Percent" HotHardware 10/25
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 review: A 2-in-1 with the greatness of Dell's XPS 13 laptop" CNET 10/25
  • "Arm pledges technology support to Chinese companies" DigiTimes 10/25
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buy Apple Stock at New Highs Ahead of Earnings on Services Growth?" Zacks 10/25
  • "Tech Investors Don't Seem to Mind All the Antitrust Probes: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google parent Alphabet shares have held up through the early techlash." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Apple Might Not Be What the Doctor Ordered, at Least Not at These Prices: AAPL is overpriced based on all recent history, so consider taking profits before the next frustrating decline." RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10/25
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q4 results and Q1 guidance" Apple 3.0 10/25
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow end near record territory on trade, earnings optimism: Intel shares gain 8%, Amazon's shares shed 1% after earnings" MarketWatch 10/25
  • "S&P 500 just misses all-time high" FOXBusiness 10/25
  • "S&P 500 Flirts With Record Levels: as optimism on trade and a fresh batch of earnings results propelled the index to its third consecutive week of gains." [Paid Membership Required] 10/25
  • "European stocks edge back from 19-month peak: Ifo business climate in Germany stays near 7-year low" MarketWatch 10/25

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