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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 6, 2019


  • "90 Million or Bust? Streaming TV's Great Subscriber Race Begins: As Disney, Apple, AT&T and Comcast bet big on direct-to-consumer services, lofty membership goals are met with analyst concerns over marketplace crowding."  The Hollywood Reporter 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Store revenue grows to 31% of Apple's income for 2019"  AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "Tech Giants Pledge Billions for Housing, but Will It Matter? Efforts by Apple, Facebook and Google to address the California housing crunch must contend with the forces that created it." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
  • "Health Records on iPhone now available to veterans across the US" Apple 8:41 AM
  • "Apple opens up its health records service to veterans with iPhones" CNBC 9:01 AM
  • "Apple launches new privacy website, but policies unchanged" Associated Press 9:06 AM
  • "Adobe previews an AI feature that can tell when an image has been manipulated" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Won't Connect to iTunes on Mac? Here's the Fix" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "Why you might see a new 'Data' disk in Catalina: MacOS now splits the operating system and data files into two volumes, but they should never appear on the desktop." Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "How to import music without iTunes in MacOS Catalina" Digital Trends 3:57 PM
  • "Xcode: Basics of the four-block wonder" Erica Sadun 10:51 AM
  • "Using Personal Automations To Play a Wake-Up Song, Podcast Or Playlist" MacMost 3:02 PM
  • "How to add subtitles or captions in iMovie on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "Look for Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR details tomorrow (and maybe info on a 16-inch MacBook Pro)" Apple World Today 9:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Canon Announces Adobe Premiere Pro And Final Cut Pro X Will Now Support H.265/XF-HEVC Recording For The XF705 4K Professional Camcorder" PRNewswire 3:10 PM
  • "Tomorrow's Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit will feature 'surprises from the Apple product team'" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Mailbutler - A New Assistant Introduced for Sidebar" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Merlin Project 6 is here" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple and TikTok absent from congressional hearing about tech in China" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's new privacy pages are easier to read and look way better" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Every iPhone user should check out Apple's updated privacy website today" Fast Company 8:21 AM
  • "Apple: Raising the stakes on data privacy" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "Apple announces policy to ease transition back to work for new parents: For four weeks after returning from paid leave, new parents at Apple will now have the option of working part-time with full-time pay."  Fast Company 7:26 PM
  • "Apple updates employee benefits for new parents, bolsters mental wellness program" AppleInsider 6:29 PM
  • "Apple Announces Expanded Employee Benefits for New Parents" MacRumors 6:30 PM
  • "AT&T is giving some users 15GB of 'bonus' data, but it comes with a mandatory price hike" 9to5Mac 9:21 PM
  • "Apple-backed startup fund loses $8.9 billion in 3 months" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Prime Day and Alexa Catapult Amazon to #2 Tablet Spot Globally/Apple and Lenovo also post tablet growth as tablet market falls 4% year-on-year" Strategy Analytics 9:19 AM
  • "Dialog Semiconductor's Relationship With Apple Remains Strong, Says CEO" Bloomberg TV [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Tennessee police release surveillance tape of $9k Apple Store theft" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Servant — Official Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Watch may have saved another life. This time a driver knocked unconscious during a collision" iMore 10:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google open sources Cardboard as it retreats from phone-based VR: Open code could keep it relevant no matter what Google does." Engadget 8:03 PM
  • "Qualcomm's 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones: analysts" Reuters 7:57 PM
  • "Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis: Indictment accuses two of passing data about people critical of Saudi royals, government." Ars Technica 6:30 PM
  • "LG hilariously launches G Pad 5 10.1 w/ Android Pie and 3-year-old Snapdragon 821" 9to5Google 10:21 AM
  • "What are DDoS Attacks and How to Guard Against Them" AddictiveTips 10:21 AM
  • "FCC Formally Approves Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "Civil-rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook's political ads — and he may compromise" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Facebook Admits Its Groups API Was Still Sharing Personal Info" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Facebook executives planned 'switcharoo' on data policy change: court filings" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "#268: Executive Spaghetti/Federico is joined by a better Hackett to talk about Apple's range of earbuds, then Stephen butts in to discuss Adobe's big week and what Apple should do in the wake of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina's buggy releases. Then, they fire the spoiler horn and review 'The Morning Show' and 'For All Mankind.'" Relay FM: Connected 3:27 PM
  • "Apple's 'See' director on why the TV series cost less than 'Game of Thrones' and if he'd return for the next 'Hunger Games' movie" Business Insider 3:12 PM
  • "Google's Secure Enclave, Saving Streaming Subscribers – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-06" The Mac Observer 3:02 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 061: 'The Apple Cinematic Universe'" 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Oliver Peters Interviews Steve Bayes" 8:41 AM
  • "The Next Track, Episode #162 – Apple's New Improved macOS Media Apps" Kirkville 8:40 AM
  • "Social Media, Hands On with AirPods Pro, Apple Content Bundles, with John Kheit -ACM 524" The Mac Observer 7:31 AM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 13.1.2 and iOS 13.1.3 after iOS 13.2 release" AppleInsider 9:25 PM
  • "iOS 13.3 beta: Apple appears to be working on a fix for frustrating memory bug/Apple seems to be in the process of fixing the annoying iOS 13.2 bug that turns multitasking into a nightmare." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:23 PM
  • "The Creator Of This List Has Upgraded These Reminders Error (iOS & macOS), Fix" macReports 8:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:14 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:14 AM

  • "AirPods Pro review: Apple's best audio invention since AirPods/Just because you call them pro, doesn't mean they are pro-quality. Does Apple's AirPods Pro meet my standards?" iMore 6:39 PM
  • "AirPods Pro review: Apple's latest earbuds can hang with the best" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Review: Apple's Beats Solo Pro are the best Beats yet" AppleInsider 12:21 PM
  • "Beats Solo Pro Review: Amazing noise cancellation comes at a price" Mashable 8:28 AM
  • "Review: Amazon Echo Buds/The company's first wirefree earbuds let you take Alexa anywhere." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "2013 Mac Pro cylinder with AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU running under macOS 10.15.1 Catalina" Bare Feats 7:31 AM
  • "Kanex Multiport USB-C Docking Station makes it easier to use an iPad Pro as a laptop alternative" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
  • "Apple TV+: Bite-sized reviews of every launch-week show/Interested in Apple's new streaming service but don't know where to start? Our guide should help." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: It's cheap entertainment, but there's not a lot of it/Apple's first attempt at producing original TV content is a mixed bag, but the future looks promising." TechHive 7:48 AM
iOS Apps
  • "The new Photoshop for iPad isn't the best tablet photo-editing app: There's a lot to like about Lightroom, even with Photoshop's big move." Popular Science 3:57 PM
  • "Here's how to set up fall detection on your Apple Watch" AppleInsider 3:16 PM
  • "How to search scanned documents in your Notes app" Cult of Mac 3:10 PM
  • "How to set a timer on your iPhone camera, and take a picture after a brief countdown" Business Insider 9:30 AM
  • "How To Turn Off Memoji Stickers In Stock iOS Keyboard" Redmond Pie 9:29 AM
  • "How To Trim Videos & Save As New Clip In iOS On Your iPhone" macReports 8:41 AM
  • "How to use AirPods Pro – tips and tricks" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "11 things you probably didn't know about Apple's Photos app" Apple Must 8:21 AM
  • "Tech lessons from 72 hours without electricity: Backup batteries, solar charges, and UPS boxes kept me afloat during three days mostly cut off from the world." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "The MacBook is a disaster. Can Apple fix it?"  Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Health works with VA, but not with my doctor" iDownload Blog 3:19 PM
  • "Will Apple iPhone SE 2 Drive Shipments Higher in 2020?" Market Realist 3:15 PM
  • "iOS 14 concept teases what a new call screen UI, Split View, complications, and more could look like on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:09 PM
  • "Forget Face ID! Next-gen biometrics will listen to the sound of your bones" Digital Trends 3:08 PM
  • "How Apple's Wraparound Glass iPhone Screen Could Fundamentally Change the Tech Industry: Is a dramatically redesigned iPhone in the works?"  Inc. 3:02 PM
  • "What would you pay for an all-inclusive Apple hardware/software subscription?" The Loop 8:42 AM
  • "Surprise: Apple haters couldn't stop whining about the controversial iPhone 11 design, but now no one cares" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "RCS vs WhatsApp: Thoughts from a long-time WhatsApp user" Android Authority 3:29 PM
  • "Opinion: It's arrogant to assume humans will never imbue AI with consciousness" The Next Web 3:15 PM
  • "Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone removes everything good about the Apple Watch" Ars Technica 12:26 PM
  • "Thoughts on the Next Ten Years of Mobile Computing" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Sherman's Lagoon > Wednesday, November 06, 2019" Comics Kingdom 9:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LifeProof launches flagship FRē waterproof cases for iPhone 11 lineup with slimmer design" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Veterans can now use an iPhone to pull up their health records" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Scandit Integrates With Epic Rover to Enable Accurate Native iOS Camera Scanning in Healthcare" Business Wire 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Xerox makes $30bn bid for rival HP" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:57 PM
  • "Xerox Considers Takeover Offer for HP: Bid for HP would be at a premium to company's market value of $27 billion" [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Xerox buying HP? Report of $27bn takeover bid surfaces: Printing company Xerox is reportedly weighing up an ambitious cash-and-stock offer for its far bigger rival, HP." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Xerox is reportedly mulling a blockbuster takeover of HP" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Xerox Considers Buying Out HP: Report" Benzinga 8:00 AM
  • "Xerox Considers $27 Billion HP Takeover" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "HP Is 3 Times Bigger Than Xerox—And They Could Unite To Save Over $2 Billion" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "Xerox's Reported Bid for HP Has an Air of Desperation to It: It's far from certain that Xerox can digest HP, and it would face plenty of challenges if it did. But with Xerox's core businesses continuing to decline, the company might be feeling desperate." RealMoney 3:16 PM
  • "HP: Yeah, Xerox is Thinking About Buying Us/HP made no mention of how much Xerox offered or whether it'll accept. But if a deal is struck, it would merge two of the biggest printer companies together. Both companies have also been pioneers in the PC space." PC Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "HP Stock Soars: Is Xerox Considering a Takeover Offer?" Market Realist 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft President Says It's Important to Sell Products to U.S. Military" Bloomberg TV 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft President Says Company Is Willing to Challenge White House and Work With It" Bloomberg TV 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Cortana Pivot Highlights Evolving Role Of Voice-Based Computing" Seeking Alpha 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "Windows tech support scam: Attackers use this Firefox bug to lock up your screen" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "IBM calls for regulation on facial recognition instead of bans: A handful of cities have already banned police from using facial recognition." CNET 10:21 AM
  • "IBM is launching a public cloud designed just for Wall Street and wooed Bank of America, a longtime industry holdout, as its first customer" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "IBM, Bank of America team up to launch financial services-specific cloud" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "AMD promises Ryzen 4000 in early 2020, Zen 3 chips later in the year" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Axes 10nm CPU Based NUC" AnandTech 10:51 AM
  • "Nvidia wins new AI inference benchmark for data center and edge SoC workloads: Nvidia also unveiled the latest member of its Jetson series, the Jetson Xavier NX." ZDNet 12:53 PM
  • "NVIDIA Gives Jetson AGX Xavier a Trim, Announces Nano-Sized Jetson Xavier NX" AnandTech 12:21 PM
  • "Cisco unifies its collaboration tools on one platform" ZDNet 12:21 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks drift to close steady after China trade deal reported delayed as earnings season winds down: HP Inc. shares gain following report of potential Xerox bid" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Investors Balk at Possible Trade-Pact Delay: A day after the Dow closed at a record, stocks finished mixed as investors balked at news of a possible delay in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks slip pulling back from record highs: The Dow and Nasdaq hit records on Tuesday." FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Flat as Investors Track Trade Negotiations: HP shares jump as Xerox considers bid" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments: Nikkei, Hang Seng little changed as traders rein in optimism" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:43 AM
  • "European stocks set to pause on a winning streak, while Société Générale lifts the banking sector: German factory orders show signs of life" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

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