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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, November 10, 2019


  • "How Steve Jobs saved Apple with the online Apple Store: Alongside the return of Steve Jobs and the launches of the iMac and the iPod, it's Apple's online store that opened on November 10, 1997 that proved crucial to the survival of the company."  AppleInsider 10:16 AM
  • "Apple's 'sexist' credit card investigated by US regulator" BBC 12:37 PM
  • "Apple's new credit card faces sexism investigation" Telegraph 5:37 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak joins critics who think Apple Card algorithm might have a major flaw — gender bias" BGR 7:19 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs faces probe after Apple Card blamed for sexism in credit check: An American businessman charged Apple Card with gender discrimination for giving him 20 times higher credit limit than his wife, even though they file joint tax returns and she has a higher credit score" Business Today 7:03 AM
  • "U.S. regulator to investigate Apple Card for gender bias" CGTN 7:11 AM
  • "Apple AirPods craze spreads to China, becoming music to the ears of wireless-headset stock investors: Wireless headset sector is seen as a huge new market" South China Morning Post 5:37 PM
  • "Apple Card issuer investigated after claims of sexist credit checks: Goldman Sachs faces official inquiry as IT figures including Steve Wozniak say they got 10 times or more the credit limit received by their wives" The Guardian 11/9
  • "NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias" Associated Press 11/9
  • "Allegations of discrimination spawn investigation into Apple Card credit lines: A series of angry tweets by the creator of Ruby on Rails alleging Apple Card approval discrimination has sparked a probe into Goldman Sachs credit card approval practices." AppleInsider 11/9
  • "New York regulator probes Apple Card algorithms for gender bias after viral tweets"  MarketWatch 11/9
  • "New York investigates claims of sexism in Apple Card credit limits: Officials want to know if Goldman Sachs is treating women fairly." Engadget 11/9
  • "EU Is Looking Into Apple Pay Anti-Competitive Concerns"  WCCFTech 11/9
  • "Apple Wants to Clear Up a Few Things About Women in Tech: And is making room for more women-led apps with Apple Entrepreneur Camp" Flare 11/9
  • "Apple commemorates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on its German website" iMore 11/9
  • "Here's proof the first week of Apple TV+ was a success"  BGR 11/9
  • "Apple is fixing a macOS flaw that exposes snippets of 'encrypted' emails" BetaNews 11/9
  • "How RunningBoard tracks every app, and manages some — The Eclectic Light Company" Eclectic Light Company 11/9
  • "Apple to fix macOS email encryption bug in future software update" iMore 11/9
  • "Apple Mail on macOS leaves parts of encrypted emails in plaintext: Apple has known since July, but a fix is still not available" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Apple is fixing encrypted email on macOS because it's not quite as encrypted as we thought: Apple may have known for months"  The Verge 11/8
  • "Mac Keeps Freezing? How To Fix" macReports 11/8
  • "How To Download Old macOS Version Installer Using Terminal On Mac" Redmond Pie 11/9
  • "How to get rid of the Mac's Catalina upgrade reminder" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "How to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "How To Organize Your Mac Desktop" macReports 11/8
  • "How To Use iMovie For Mac In Under 5 Minutes" MacMost 11/8
  • "How to delete your frequently visited Safari sites on a Mac computer in 2 different ways" Business Insider 11/8
  • "Reminders Isn't for Me ... Yet" 512 Pixels 11/8
  • "Apple's Use of the Term 'Accessibility' on the Mac and on iOS Is Confusing" Kirkville 11/8
Press Releases
  • "DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension Once Again Available for Safari" MacTrast 11/8
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Rise by 0.8% in the Third Quarter as Huawei Went Full Steam in China, According to IDC" ["Apple shipped 46.6 million iPhones in 3Q19, which was a slight decline year over year but still better than most expectations. Apple continues to sell some refurbished iPhones via its own channels, which sustain and possibly grow the installed base, but also impact iPhone revenues. Newer iPhones, specifically the iPhone 11s and XR, did very well this quarter, capturing strong share in important markets like the U.S. and Western Europe."]  Business Wire 11/8
  • "Hundreds of thousands of iPads will be used with smart AR security glasses" AppleInsider 11/8
  • "Apple Tower Theatre: Checking in on the restoration" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "'Dickinson,' 'See,' 'For All Mankind' Officially Renewed for Second Seasons at Apple TV+" The Hollywood Reporter 11/8
  • "New episodes of The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind are up" Cult of Mac 11/8
  • "Apple confirms its launch TV+ series will return for second seasons" Engadget 11/8
  • "SEE — Creating the World Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 11/8
  • "Apple donates to the conservation of elephants for all views of 'The Elephant Queen' in 2019" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Apple Watch fall detection makes hilarious appearance on James Corden's 'Late Late Show'" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "Apple Store employee fired after stealing personal photo from customer's iPhone" Cult of Mac 11/8
  • "Apple Store employee accused of sending himself photos from customer's phone" Mashable 11/8
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei founder sees U.S. pressure as just another test to endure" MarketWatch 5:57 PM
  • "Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "Instagram to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. as of next week: The feature has previously been tested in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations..." iMore 11/9
  • "Facebook faces AI gap on policing" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/8
  • "Google: Margrethe Vestager Continues to Find Faults" Market Realist 11/8
  • "High Schoolers Are Flooding Their Schools' Google Maps With Memes" BuzzFeed News 11/8
  • "Five years ago Amazon introduced Alexa. The name may never be the same." Seattle Times 11/8
  • "T-Mobile's quid pro quos for the Sprint deal" Axios 11/8
  • "Here's how easy it is to get your data off Yahoo Groups" GearBrain 11/8
  • "Pixel 3 sales by the numbers: Google's flagship phone was a flop" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Tech billionaires' net worth has skyrocketed, and it looks like they'll only get richer" Business Insider 11/8
  • "Did You Get Random Valentine's Day Texts This Week? You're Not Alone" PC Magazine 11/8
  • "iMore show 681: Shut Up and Ship" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "Original Content podcast: Apple's star-studded 'Morning Show' gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "MacVoices #19240: Briefing - Using the Flow Transition in Final Cut Pro X - MacVoices" MacVoices 11/8
  • "Spotting Fake News, MacBook Complaints – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-08" The Mac Observer 11/8
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple TV+ and HomePod" The Loop 11/8
  • "Vergecast: Adobe Max 2019, AirPods Pro review, and missed texts from Valentine's Day" The Verge 11/8
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 08, 2019 –┬áiOS 13.2.2 bug fixes, Apple Watch keeps growing" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 250: AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 55: Photos App in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina" Kirkville 11/8
  • "The Engadget Podcast: The streaming wars have begun" Engadget 11/8
  • "Apple privacy, Qualcomm & iPhone 5G, Facebook and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/8
  • "Calvin Harris already has the new Mac Pro: It's edging closer to release." Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Apple Updates Its Privacy Website For iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 And watchOS 6" Redmond Pie 11/9
  • "Mac Pro spotted in DJ Calvin Harris' studio ahead of launch: While we still don't have any hard dates on the release of the Mac Pro, there has been one spotted in the wild —at the studio of DJ and producer Calvin Harris." AppleInsider 11/9
  • "Apple's New Mac Pro Appears in Calvin Harris' Instagram Stories" WCCFTech 11/9
  • "US Patent Office has denied Apple petition to review RED's RAW video patent" Alex4D 11/9
  • "Patent filing hints at in-display Touch ID for the Apple Watch" phoneArena 11/9
  • "A5X: How Apple took iPad to a luxury tier rivals couldn't match"  AppleInsider 11/8
  • "iOS 13.2.2: Does it fix the multitasking problem? Does it bring new bugs? Apple has released an iOS update to fix a multitasking bug introduced in iOS 13.2. But does it work?" ZDNet 11/8
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Amazon drops 2018 iPad with Cellular to $299, lowest price ever" AppleInsider 11/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/8
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/8

  • "Apple iPad 10.2 review: The iPad for the masses - The Financial Express" Financial Express 3:02 PM
  • "Review: Seagate Backup Plus Portable isn't fancy, but will get the job done/As we move into an area with higher resolution photos and 4K video, storage is more important than ever. We check out the 2019 Seagate Backup Plus Portable external HDD to see if it is up to everyday tasking in the home or office." AppleInsider 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Beats Solo Pro review: Get these if you don't want AirPods Pro" CNBC 6:48 AM
  • "Review: Incase metallic AirPods case adds protection without adding bulk" AppleInsider 11/9
  • "Review: Buddyphones help protect your kids' hearing with built-in volume limiting" AppleInsider 11/9
  • "Volta XL: A cable that can stop you destroying your precious MacBook" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Pixel 4 XL & iPhone 11 Square off in Latest Battery Test, With Google's Flagship Displaying Almost Impressive Results" WCCFTech 11/8
  • "iPhone 11 Pro: Is it good enough to replace a professional video camera? We challenged award-winning filmmakers to shoot a film using only the iPhone 11 Pro." CNET 11/8
  • "Dan vs. the AirPods Pro: I badly want to love AirPods Pro."  Six Colors 11/8
  • "AirPods Pro review: Apple at its best/Not the best-sounding wireless earbuds you can buy, just the most effortless and delightful."  Macworld 11/8
  • "Beats Solo Pro review: The best Beats headphones have one key flaw I can't overlook." Engadget 11/8
  • "Review: BentoStack PowerHub combines a Qi battery, USB-C hub, & storage" AppleInsider 11/8
  • "Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 noise-cancelling headphone review: A stunning refinement to a flagship" TechHive 11/8
  • "Sandmarc Hybrid Filters will improve your photos" Apple Must 11/8
  • "Mophie's juice pack access extends your iPhone's battery life — at a cost" Apple World Today 11/8
  • "Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "Curvy wood makes for stunning iPad stand" Cult of Mac 11/8
iOS Apps
  • "Review: Microsoft Cortana reading email aloud on an iPhone is surprisingly useful, to a point — GeekWire" GeekWire 12:31 PM
  • "Photoshop on iPad is by turns fun, fantastic and infuriating: Follow the yellow-brick roadmap." CNET 11/9
  • "From Instagram to Angry Birds, here are the top apps of the decade/Games, social media, dating apps and more: Here is a list of 25 apps that had the most impact on our lives in the last 10 years." CNET 11/9
  • "Adobe deals with 'painful' early reviews of Photoshop for iPad"  The Verge 11/8
  • "Dictation offers great live audio transcription on the iPhone" Apple World Today 11/8
  • "Guildings is a charming new fantasy RPG for Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 11/8
  • "How to Install and Use Custom Fonts on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 7:31 PM
  • "How to get new tips for AirPods Pro & other service" AppleInsider 4:05 PM
  • "Jailbreak iOS 13.2.2 Using Checkra1n On Mac, Here's How [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 10:43 AM
  • "How to quickly delete emails on iPhone, iPad w/ two-finger tap" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "How to continue watching shows from one device to another with Apple TV+" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Three Hidden iOS App Tricks You Didn't Know About" Digital Trends 4:06 PM
  • "Tip: Create a Google Home Stereo Pair" Thurrott 2:39 PM
  • "Fifteen iOS 13 tips and tricks - now on video!" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Which iPhone Should You Buy Right Now? In case you are addicted to Android phones, skip this article. And in case you've been fence-sitting over buying an Apple, read on to find out what could be the best choice right now" Techtree 9:29 PM
  • "Wedbush: Is TV streaming big enough for both Apple and Disney?" Apple 3.0 7:55 PM
  • "Is The 16-Inch MacBook Pro Real? 'Indications' Are There, Says IDC Analyst" Forbes 5:37 PM
  • "Apple Arcade Is Apple's First Subscription Success" Forbes 4:10 PM
  • "From the Editor's Desk: Disney+ is going to be way better than Apple's TV+/That's right. I said it. I'm way more excited about Disney+ than I am about TV+ and if I had to choose, I'd dump TV+ in a heartbeat." iMore 2:59 PM
  • "My iOS 14 wish list: The changes Apple must make | Tom's Guide" Tom's Guide 1:44 PM
  • "Seahaven Technology" Rixstep 6:04 AM
  • "iPhone 12 design rumors: The iPhone might get smaller in 2020/New renders show the 2020 iPhone with a familiar look." CNET 11/9
  • "The next Apple Watch could add Touch ID to the display" TechRadar UK 11/9
  • "Apple doesn't make toothpaste: What Apple is, says Mark Hibben, is 'one of the most successful fabless semiconductor companies on the planet.'" Apple 3.0 11/9
  • "Apple Watch fall detection makes brilliant cameo appearance on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'" iMore 11/9
  • "Should Apple Acquire Sonos to Boost the HomePod?"  Market Realist 11/8
  • "Deidre O'Brien Admits: 'At Apple, Most People Had Written us Off' in Early 2000s" The Mac Observer 11/8
  • "Apple's TV+ Launch Shows Are on a Roll, But What's Coming Up Next?" iDrop News 11/8
  • "Please Stop Trying to Pay Me to Advertise Fake iOS Jailbreak Websites" Vice 11/8
  • "Why you should begin using Sign in with Apple"  Computerworld 11/8
  • "New Emoji Are So Boring—but They Don't Have to Be: A new data set on the popularity of emoji reveals a problem with Unicode's approval process, along with a way to fix it." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/8
  • "Accidents and estimates" Dr. Drang 9:27 AM
  • "Diablo 4 impressions: Soaking in dark atmosphere and feel-good combat" Ars Technica 11/9
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: I didn't expect to love it so much" Neowin 11/9
  • "How to be a YouTube star" BBC 11/9
  • "Will AI ever 'understand' satire?" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Google's Android Branding, Somewhat Similar To Apple's Mac OS X, Results In 'Pie' On Its Face" MacPrices 11/8
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Roku support is coming to Apple Watch with voice search and remote control" phoneArena 9:30 PM
  • "Apple TV+ Show 'Severance' Casts Adam Scott as Lead" iLounge 9:28 AM
  • "Carfection filmed a video shot entirely on iPhone 11 Pro, the results are stunning" iMore 11/9
  • "Roku app for Apple Watch can control your device from your wrist | Engadget" Engadget 11/9
  • "Roku launches Apple Watch app with voice controls and a remote locator" VentureBeat 11/8
  • "Just paid for your iPhone 11? Now you need one of these 12+ cases..." Apple Must 11/8
  • "Without Netflix and Apple TV+, your old Roku needs upgrading" GearBrain 11/8
  • "Apple Arcade adds Takeshi & Hiroshi, Discolored, Marble It Up: Mayhem, UFO On Tape: First Contact, Sociable Soccer, and Guildings" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Apple Arcade now has 100 games" Engadget 11/8
  • "Apple Arcade's latest surprise is Guildlings, a cute fantasy game from the creator of Threes: 'A world of wizards and Wi-Fi'" The Verge 11/8
Computer Industry
  • "Surface Pro X teardown finds a new high in 'repairability' for Microsoft" TechRadar UK 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft will use AI to tackle cervical cancer in the most affected country" MSPoweruser 6:47 AM
  • "Intel NUC 10 Family With Comet Lake-U 10th Gen Core CPUs Leak" HotHardware 6:19 PM
  • "Acer ConceptD 7 Laptop in Review: Top-of-the-line Intel CPU with throttling behavior" NotebookCheck 6:54 AM
  • "HP Envy 17: Comet Lake performs no better than Whiskey Lake does - News" NotebookCheck 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle: A swappable battery would be icing on the cake, though" The Register 11/9
  • "Surface Pro X unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 11/9
  • "Microsoft Explains the Future of the Windows 10 App Platform" Thurrott 11/9
  • "What is the name of Intel's Cascade Lake +5 server? Exclusive: After Granite Rapids and Eagle Stream" SemiAccurate 11/9
  • "HP Feels No Pressure to React Quickly to Xerox Takeover Bid" Bloomberg 11/8
  • "Smaller Xerox Wants To Buy Out Bigger Rival HP Inc" Business Times 11/8
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise explains why it gave up on quantum computing right as it was splitting off from HP Inc" Business Insider 11/8
  • "IBM touts first financial services-specific public cloud after Bank of America collaboration" CloudTech 11/8
  • "Indeed says Deloitte, IBM, Accenture top hirers for blockchain staff" Ledger Insights 11/8
  • "IBM Unveils Public Cloud for Financial Services: Bank of America partnered in creation of industry-specific platform" Channelnomics 11/8
  • "IBM's DRAM inventor Bob Dennard gets chip industry's highest honor" VentureBeat 11/8
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 'BlueKeep' Attack: Users Told To Patch Now" Forbes 11/8
  • "Microsoft Looks to AI, Defense Health" MoneyShow 11/8
  • "Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost: The chipmaking king keeps its crown, for now" The Verge 11/8
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro X now steers you away from buying apps that don't work: But some incompatible games still slip through the cracks" The Verge 11/8
  • "AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper Chips" Market Realist 11/8
  • "Recent AMD and Intel Desktop CPU Launches Show How Much Roles Have Reversed" RealMoney 11/8
  • "AMD sees increases in market share" Fudzilla 11/8
  • "AMD is prepping Integer Scaling for its Radeon graphics card drivers" PCGamesN 11/8
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs' new eco-mode could help cut your energy bills: Nifty new feature is incoming soon via Ryzen Master app" TechRadar UK 11/8
  • "Nvidia patches severe GeForce, GPU vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Cisco promises CIO digital transformation gains with new collaboration suite" ComputerWeekly 11/8
  • "Cisco fixes small business routers, kills eavesdropping vulnerability in conferencing devices" Help Net Security 11/8
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Apple Earned Its Way Back to Most Valuable Public Company Status: The tech giant's third-quarter report showed investors why slowing iPhone sales growth isn't so scary after all." Motley Fool 9:29 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch Shipments Surged 51% in Q3" Motley Fool 11/9
  • "Apple Sells Jumbo 2 Billion-Euro Green Bond in Europe Debut" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/8
  • "Apple: Nibbling At The Edges For 10% To 14% Yields" Seeking Alpha 11/8
Industry News
  • "Stock market edges up to new record close even as Trump says he hasn't agreed to roll back China tariffs: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 11/8
  • "Dow, S&P, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs Despite US-China Tariff Woes" TheStreet 11/8
  • "Stocks cut losses, rising to fresh records" FOXBusiness 11/8
  • "Stocks Close at Records as Yields Notch Big Weekly Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 11/8
  • "Asian markets mixed amid conflicting reports of tariff rollbacks: Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng retreats slightly" MarketWatch 11/8
  • "European stocks pull back as investors cool on U.S.-China trade progress: Luxury goods group Richemont tumbles after profit miss" MarketWatch 11/8

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