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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, November 5, 2019


  • "Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google/Being the biggest player isn't illegal—but cheating to stay that way sure is."  Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "Apple doesn't need to win the streaming war"  VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "How will Apple, Disney, AT&T and Netflix retain streaming subscribers?" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Is Apple's iPhone Subscription Model a Good Idea?" Market Realist 12:23 PM
  • "How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth"  AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Bad news developers! Apple evicts cross-platform Electron apps from the Mac App Store" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox is sending users into a tizzy" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Firefox is taking steps to stop browser notification spam from next year" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Chrome OS 78 Gains Virtual Desks, Simpler Printing, Click To Call" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "macOS Catalina: How To Fix Your MacBook Battery Draining Problem" macReports 8:36 AM
  • "macOS Catalina: A month with Apple's latest desktop update/It's worth installing unless you have very specific software needs." Engadget 11:13 AM
  • "How to automatically open Finder on disk mount on macOS" AddictiveTips 3:24 PM
  • "How to run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware's Fusion 11.5" iMore 9:28 AM
  • "How to use the redesigned Reminders app on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Using Your Own Photos Or Graphics As Desktop Backgrounds" MacMost 1:35 PM
Press Releases
  • "Lifespan: Safety monitor for flash media" Micromat 7:30 PM
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition comes to Mac" iDownload Blog 3:24 PM
  • "Jamf Announces Day-Zero Support for Apple Fall Releases Across its Product Portfolio" Jamf 3:15 PM
  • "Subscription service for Mac apps Setapp extends to teams" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "SyncMate 8 is here - macOS Catalina, iOS 13 and Android 10 supported" prMac 11:12 AM
  • "360Works MirrorSync 6 Released - FileMaker Synchronization Made Easy" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "NCP engineering Releases New VPN Clients for macOS Catalina: In Version 4.0, NCP's macOS Clients Support Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6" Business Wire 8:16 AM
  • "Rondure 2.0 released - macOS native client for managing VMware vSphere" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlook for Mac Redesign Bringing New Features and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft giving Outlook for Mac better performance with a complete revamp" AppleInsider 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple and TikTok skipped a Senate hearing on Big Tech and China, and empty seats show lawmakers aren't pleased"  Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke"  AppleInsider 8:13 PM
  • "TikTok, Apple no-shows at hearing on China" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "25% of US Apple Customers Own an Apple TV, Survey Suggests" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Apple TV+ praised for its high bitrate streaming video quality" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant smart speakers – they're all open to remote laser attacks" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "10% of U.S. Apple customers own a HomePod, survey shows" Apple Must 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone Buyers in U.S. More Than Twice as Likely to Own a Smartwatch as Android Buyers" MacRumors 10:39 AM
  • "Apple's bet on wearables will continue to pay off in the coming years" iDownload Blog 10:33 AM
  • "Bernie Sanders has a big problem with Apple's $2.5b housing crisis fund" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's ex-wireless lead plots a solid state future for electronics" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Apple-bashing Chinese CEO's mountain of debt lands him on official 'deadbeat' list" South China Morning Post 8:03 AM
  • "Apple ad agency Media Arts Lab cuts about 50 jobs as marketing plan 'evolves'" AppleInsider 5:08 PM
  • "Hala — Official Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 11:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T to pay $60M in settlement of FTC data throttling case" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "AT&T Hit With $60M FTC Fine Over Shady Unlimited Data Throttling Scheme" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "FCC Democrat says T-Mobile–Sprint merger 'will end a golden age in wireless'" The Verge 3:17 PM
  • "FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns" TechCrunch 3:17 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg holds line on political ads, but microtargeting could change: Banning microtargeting has the support of Ellen Weintraub, chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, which regulates how money is raised and spent in elections." NBC News 3:33 PM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just trolled Facebook's rebranded all-caps logo" Business Insider 12:23 PM
  • "Experts: Don't reboot your computer after you've been infected with ransomware/Rebooting may lead to restarting a crashed file-encryption process, potential loss of encryption keys stored in-memory." ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "YouTube rolls out Super Stickers, a new way for creators to make money" TechCrunch 10:39 AM
  • "Pixel 4 torture test reveals some concerning structural cracks" 9to5Google 10:31 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone packs some impressive features for just $185" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Activist Sharpton takes Facebook ad concerns to Zuckerberg's home" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "The woman who tracks 450 'dark' Instagram accounts" BBC 8:36 AM
  • "Google's new chip design protects the cloud where it's most vulnerable: As soon as the power turns on, hackers can gain an advantage." MIT Technology Review 11:40 AM
  • "More than 1,000 Googlers signed a letter demanding the search giant cuts ties with climate-change deniers" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Emoji aren't just symbols. They're an ever-evolving digital language of emotion" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
  • "This Amazing Image Made of Code Looks Different Based on Your Browser: PureCSS Lace by Diana Smith is the latest portrait made from code, rendered in-browser." Vice 8:09 AM
  • "Photoshop for iOS, Apple's Real Estate Venture – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-05" The Mac Observer 1:34 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 137 – Our Third Annual Apple Watch Check-In" MacStories 8:09 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple Expected to Sell at Least 20 Million 'iPhone SE 2' Models in 2020" MacRumors 12:15 PM
  • "Preliminary Reports Suggest iOS 13.3 Fixes Multitasking Problems" MacRumors 3:16 PM
  • "iOS 13.3 appears to fix 'aggressive' RAM management" iDownload Blog 3:24 PM
  • "iOS 13.3 Beta Includes Screen Time Communication Limits" MacRumors 3:16 PM
  • "Apple releases first betas for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1" AppleInsider 12:23 PM
  • "Apple seeds first betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:23 PM
  • "Light-up Apple car seats in 'Project Titan' could tell you to buckle up" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple's future headphones could convert into speakers & have better sound isolation" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple wins a Watch Band Patent covering a built-in Dial Mechanism that provides a controllable Fit & Health app Support" Patently Apple 8:11 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at Apple Pencil support for iPhones (and perhaps Apple Watches)" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Series of new iPad Form Factors with Built-in Stands and more" Patently Apple 8:11 AM
  • "Apple examining radical, transformable case design for iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 10:41 AM
  • "Cannot sign in to the Apple TV app on Amazon Fire TV? Here's the fix" 9to5Mac 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Pay Not Working? Fix" macReports 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM

  • "iPhone 11 Pro review – is it worth the significant price difference? [Video] 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Running Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with Apple Watch Series 5 and AirPods Pro" 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Beats Solo3 Wireless Review" SoundGuys 3:59 PM
  • "Jaybird Tarah Pro review: $160 wireless earbuds with the best battery life" Business Insider 11:10 AM
  • "Mac laptop users will get a kick out of the Tesmo Kickstand" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
  • "Review: 'The Morning Show' -Jennifer Aniston Shines in a Show That's Growing Stronger" The Mac Observer 3:12 PM
  • "Pebbled leather iPhone case offers stylish protection with a vintage vibe [Review] Cult of Mac 3:17 PM
  • "Facebook's TV Device Excels at Video Calls But Can't Replace a Set-Top Box: The Portal TV's ability to let you video chat from the big screen feels futuristic, but it won't replace your Roku or Apple TV." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 Beta 1: What's New" iPhone Hacks 9:33 PM
  • "Everything new in iOS 13.3 — Changes and performance" AppleInsider 3:55 PM
  • "Eight things I love about iOS: Cool and super useful features like these mean I can't be mad at iOS for too long." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "How to Get iPhone 11 Pro's Night Mode on iPhone XS, iPhone X, and iPhone 8" iPhone Hacks 9:33 PM
  • "How to troubleshoot iMessage in iCloud" iMore 7:14 PM
  • "How to reset all app permissions on iOS" AddictiveTips 3:33 PM
  • "How to Test That AirPods Pro Fit Your Ears Properly" OS X Daily 3:24 PM
  • "How to add a boarding pass to your iPhone Wallet and simplify your air travel" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "How To Open the Apple TV+ Front Page and Individual Shows Directly in the TV App" MacStories 10:50 AM
  • "How to use running cadence on Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
  • "How to delete photos, links and attachments in Messages on iOS" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Use the 'Two-Face Mullet Strategy' with your Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 3:17 PM
  • "How to check for AirPods Pro stock at Apple, Amazon, Best Buy" 9to5Mac 3:16 PM
  • "IOS 13: Top App Features You Should Consider Implementing, And Why" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 productivity secrets: If you type or edit text a lot on your iPhone or iPad, then these tips and tricks will boost your efficiency and help you get more done in less time." ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "How much of an Apple Watch ripoff is the Xiaomi Mi Watch? This much" Macworld 12:23 PM
  • "Apple Pay: A Due Diligence Red Flag, But I Remain Extremely Bullish" Seeking Alpha 11:12 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Follow Up, Apple and Housing, Surface Pro X Reviews" Tech.pinions [Paid Registration Required] 11:09 AM
  • "The AirPods Pro Could Be Repairable, But Apple Doesn't Care"  iFixit 10:40 AM
  • "There Are Too Many Gestures on iOS; Apple Needs a Gestures App To Help Users" Kirkville 8:13 AM
  • "Never enough: Apple's record revenue" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Opinion: The worst part of Apple TV+ is the TV app" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?" BBC 8:13 PM
  • "Tech and Liberty" ["There is, I swear, a tech angle. Over the last several weeks debate has raged over Facebook's policy to not fact-check politician speech on its platforms, either in organic posts or paid advertisements. Twitter, meanwhile, decided to ban political ads completely."] Stratechery 10:41 AM
  • "Surface Pro X reviews: An intriguing, yet flawed, step in Microsoft's battle with Apple's iPad" GeekWire 10:34 AM
  • "Opinion: Screw the carriers, Google should roll out RCS messaging worldwide" Android Police 9:28 AM
  • "Hey Facebook, about the new logo: All caps are ugly, shouty, and anti-Gen-Z" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "An ex-Facebooker devastatingly piled into Mark Zuckerberg's controversial stance on allowing politicians to lie in ads" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Sorry, Microsoft, but your Edge web browser will NEVER be installed on my Linux computer" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Here's why Google's Fitbit purchase is worth every penny—even if we never get a Pixel Watch" PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Apple announced AirPods Pro, and the internet did not disappoint: Get your daily meme fix right here!" iMore 9:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This Startup Plans to Beat Apple Pay Using Sound Wave Technology" iDrop News 3:54 PM
  • "Spiderweb Software's 'Queen's Wish: The Conqueror' Arriving on iPad AND iPhone(!) December 4th" Touch Arcade 3:44 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: Ranked [Updated 11.5] 148Apps 3:24 PM
  • "Apple Arcade shares a trailer for entertaining adventure game Sneaky Sasquatch" iDownload Blog 12:23 PM
  • "OWC Unleashes the All-New Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock for Extreme Workflows" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
  • "Apple partnering with tech giants for big clean energy buy" AppleInsider 10:34 AM
  • "Apple, eBay, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, and Sprint Accelerate Renewable Energy Development" Business Wire 8:16 AM
  • "Adobe Max Event Highlights New iPad, iPhone Tools" TechNewsWorld 8:09 AM
  • "'Mario Kart Tour' Heads to Paris Later Tonight for the Paris Tour Bringing In New Characters Including Vacation Peach and Pastry Chef Shy Guy" Touch Arcade 8:10 AM
  • "Sacré bleu! Mario Kart Tour will take players to Paris next" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "'Bridge Constructor Portal' Gets New 'Portal Proficiency' DLC, Adding More Levels and, Finally, Portal Placement" Headup Games 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch: A Microsoft-endorsed AMD experience" ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "Surface Pro X review: Gorgeous hardware marred by buggy software/Microsoft still hasn't perfected the Windows on ARM experience." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Japan's four-day working week trial lead to productivity improvements: Sales per employee rose by 40 percent" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%" CNN 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia reunite for new alliance, 5 years after failed $7B smartphone megadeal" GeekWire 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft is banking Cortana's success on the idea of a multi-assistant world" VentureBeat 2:13 PM
  • "Microsoft demonstrates Project Silica: a glass-based storage media" bit-tech 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft: Teams now integrates with Stack Overflow so you can find answers faster/Ignite 2019: Microsoft Teams now lets you create developer documentation from chats between team members." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Cisco, Microsoft expand networking partnership: The companies plan to develop new capabilities that will enable IT to connect branch offices to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN directly, using Cisco SD-WAN hosted in Azure." ZDNet 9:24 PM
  • "AMD confirms Ryzen 4000 APUs will launch in 'early 2020": Send them now to CES" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "AMD's Next-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Announcement Planned For 7th November — Threadripper 3970X 32 Core & 3960X 24 Core CPUs Launching First" WCCFTech 6:33 AM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Zen 2 Processors Rumored For November 7 Unveil" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "AMD and Intel gear up for high-profile launches" Fudzilla 6:32 AM
  • "Netflix could shift from Intel Xeon to AMD Epyc CPUs in its data centres: Chip-switch and chill" The Inquirer 10:33 AM
  • "It's official: Intel is playing catch-up" Bits & Chips 6:33 AM
  • "Core i9-9900KS chips further binned to 5200 MHz - Sells for $1200" Guru3D 6:34 AM
  • "Intel Gemini Lake Refresh Family Announced with 6 new Processors" CNX Software 6:35 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5-9600KF processor is just $200, its lowest price ever/Look, we get it: ads aren't why" PC Gamer 6:45 AM
  • "IBM, Intel, JP Morgan and Microsoft join new blockchain token spec initiative: Consortium led by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance said their new blockchain-based token specification can create regulatory compliant digital currency for use in any number of scenarios" Tech Central 6:34 AM
  • "Dell's Latest Pro-Grade Monitor Has a Built-in Colorimeter and Thunderbolt 3" Gizmodo 6:29 AM
  • "Dell bets big on Ubuntu Linux laptops for developers: Dell has been offering Linux laptops for over a decade now, but never before have they offered so many high-end developer laptop models with 18 different configurations." ZDNet 6:29 AM
  • "Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon's Medicaid computers gets home detention -" The Oregonian 6:30 AM
  • "Fed. Circ. Not Sure Court Blew Definition In HP Patent Fight" Law360 6:30 AM
  • "Best HP Black Friday 2019 deals: The best HP laptop and desktop deals for Black Friday 2019." ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "IBM H-1B Petitions Hit Hard by Trump Administration Restrictions" Dice 6:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "The Dow Rises 31 Points as the Stock Market's Record-Setting Continues" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq Hit Record Closes, S&P Slips" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "'Dow Jones Today Hits Another Record High; UBER Stock Drops While AMD Pops': "  4:18 PM
  • "'Dow Jones Today Hits Another Record High; UBER Stock Drops While AMD Pops': "  4:18 PM
  • "Stocks set for another record day: All three indexes set records on Monday." FOXBusiness 6:50 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Rise on Hopes for Trade Deal" [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Asian markets gain after Wall Street hits record highs: Nikkei and Hang Seng up on optimism over initial U.S.-China trade deal" MarketWatch 6:51 AM

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