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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 13, 2019


  • "Apple's Phil Schiller on reinventing the new MacBook Pro keyboard: Apple's marketing chief shares his thoughts on butterfly vs. scissor keyboards and whether the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Magic Keyboard will appear in other Macs."  CNET 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's 5th PC revolution"  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Apple is finally willing to make gadgets thicker so they work better"  CNBC 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's 'sexist' credit card isn't just a PR problem – it's a nightmare for us all" The Guardian 8:34 AM
  • "30 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Pulled off an Extraordinary Comeback. Here's How He Did It: Way back in 1985, Apple almost destroyed Steve Jobs. This rare and fascinating video shows what happened next."  Inc. 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Gets Bullish Initiation From RBC on iPhone Outlook: RBC Capital Markets initiates coverage on Apple shares with an outperform rating and $295 price target." TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "IBM: Our Mac-Using Employees Outperform Windows Users in Every Way" ExtremeTech 9:08 AM
  • "SAP to port iPad apps to Mac using Catalyst, and more" Apple Must 3:25 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "Brave 1.0 review: This excellent, privacy-focused browser can make you money, too" PCWorld 10:15 AM
  • "How to use animated travel map backgrounds in iMovie" iDownload Blog 8:50 AM
  • "Create Unique Music For Your Videos In GarageBand" MacMost 3:25 PM
Press Releases
  • "Brave launches version 1.0 of its privacy-focused browser" TechCrunch 10:14 AM
  • "Release: Seahaven in lightman for mac" Rixstep 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Counterfeit iPhone and iPad repair scheme costs Apple over $6 million, authorities say" 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "Tim Cook and President Trump could tour Apple's Mac Pro factory in Texas" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats: Results of Apple's Heart Study, performed in partnership with Stanford University, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, showing Apple Watch can be a valuable tool in the identification of atrial fibrillation." AppleInsider 7:48 PM
  • "iPhone privacy: We accessed your phone's camera but it was a 'bug', says Facebook" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "App Annie: 5 predictions for mobile app and gaming success in 2020" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "How the Dumb Design of a WWII Plane Led to the Macintosh" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Store worker 'texts himself customer's intimate photo'" BBC 8:47 AM
  • "An Apple store customer came home. Then she realized what the Genius had done" ZDNet 10:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Smart home changes the life of Marine who lost leg during service" Digital Trends 12:33 PM
  • "Why is American internet access so much more expensive than the rest of the world?" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Motorola Razr Poses For FCC Hours Ahead Of Release Confirming Previous Leaks" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Motorola confirms the Razr leaks were right on the money" Android Authority 8:34 AM
  • "Upcoming Versa update offers a glimpse of a post-Google Fitbit OS" Macworld 9:02 AM
  • "Google Made a Huge Mistake--and Now Project Nightingale Is a Scandal. It Didn't Have to Be That Way" Inc. 12:28 PM
  • "Next in Google's Quest for Consumer Dominance—Banking: Search giant plans to partner with banks to offer checking accounts" [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Malware attacks on hospitals are rising fast, and the problem is about to get a lot worse" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "#269: Read My Email Through My Eyes/There's a new MacBook Pro in town, bringing with it an updated design and a new keyboard, and Apple's rumored AR glasses make everyone feel old. Myke is crowned the Popsocket Enthusiast, Stephen gets an email and Federico explains Toolbox Pro." Relay FM: Connected 4:06 PM
  • "New MacBook Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-13" The Mac Observer 2:02 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 062: 'Squeeze Morse Code'" 9to5Mac 1:05 PM
  • "Apple redesigned the MacBook keyboard, but is it any better? (The Daily Charge, 11/13/2019)" CNET 12:15 PM
  • "AirPods Pro, Restorations Gone Wrong, and Our Favorite Screw Heads — Repair Radio Episode 17" iFixit 8:57 AM
  • "Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro, the world's best pro notebook: All-New MacBook Pro Features an Immersive 16-Inch Retina Display, Up to 80 Percent Faster Performance and a New Magic Keyboard" ["Today, Apple also announced that the all-new Mac Pro, the world's best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world's best pro display, will be available in December."]  Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Introduces 16-Inch MacBook Pro, the World's Best Pro Notebook" Business Wire 7:48 AM
  • "Introducing MacBook Pro 16-inch — Apple" YouTube 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Debuts New MacBook Pro Model With Better Keyboard" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Apple refreshes MacBook Pro laptop with 16-inch screen" Reuters 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Rolls Out 16-Inch MacBook Pro: A Bit Bigger, A Bit More Refined" AnandTech 12:13 PM
  • "Apple finally redesigns MacBook Pro keyboard after years of criticism: Shannon Liao" CNN 10:49 AM
  • "Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Benchmarks Suggest 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Have 9th-Gen Intel Processors With Up to 32GB of RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR coming in December, Apple confirms" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Announces December Launch for New Mac Pro - We Have Rack Mount Specs and More Pro Display XDR Details" 8:54 AM
  • "Mac Pro won't be ready for Thanksgiving" Apple Must 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro still uses a 720p webcam and lacks Wi-Fi 6 — unlike iPhone 11" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Apple discontinues 15-inch MacBook Pro as 16-inch now available" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro is no more" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "A fully loaded 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $6,099" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "Kuo: iPad Pro With Rear 3D Sensing and 'iPhone SE 2' on Track to Launch in First Half of 2020" MacRumors 3:56 PM
  • "Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020" AppleInsider 6:42 PM
  • "Your Apple ID Disabled Error, Fix" macReports 8:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16' MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:01 AM

  • "Hands On With the 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Apple Finally Fixes the Keyboard/Apple has endowed its latest flagship MacBook Pro with a larger display, vastly improved audio, an 8TB SSD, and a redesigned keyboard." PC Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "The new 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a bigger screen and a brand-new keyboard" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro: hands-on first impressions" YouTube: CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is here and it has a good keyboard" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 16" first impressions: Return of the Mack" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro First Impressions: Great Keyboard, Outstanding Speakers" Daring Fireball 8:19 AM
  • "I've only been using Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro for a few hours, but I can already tell Apple made changes in all the right places" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Review: The AirPods Pro are the best earbuds for your iPhone" Mashable 8:35 AM
  • "Mophie's juice pack access is a must-have for frequent travelers" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Mujjo's new Touchscreen Gloves will keep your hands warm and still allow you to use your iPhone or Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:35 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Toolbox Pro Review: A Must-Have Companion Utility for Shortcuts Power Users" MacStories 9:54 AM
  • "How to delete frequently visited websites on your iPhone in Safari, or turn off the feature entirely" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "How to change playback quality and save data when streaming Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Autocorrect suggests words and phrases in another language on your iPhone? Delete a keyboard to fix this" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Finally, Apple Turns Its Attention to the MacBook: Launches the MacBook Pro 16 as part of its effort to rectify a series of issues that had crept into the laptop, a segment the company has ignored for a while now" Techtree 9:14 PM
  • "People won't stop complaining about the MacBook Pro keyboard and it's for a good reason" iMore 7:54 PM
  • "Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool': Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview on Wednesday delivered a devastating take on Google's Chromebook initiative, saying the platform's success in the education market largely owes to its low price and broader institutional testing procedures." AppleInsider 5:14 PM
  • "Phil Schiller says Chromebooks are a 'cheap testing tool' that don't help kids succeed" BGR 5:18 PM
  • "Apple's head of marketing slammed Chromebooks, calling them 'cheap testing tools' and saying kids who use them in school won't succeed" Business Insider 4:02 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller Slams Chromebooks In Classrooms, Says Kids Are 'Not Going To Succeed'" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Phil Schiller says it's not likely an SD card slot will make a return to the MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 2:10 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple's Phil Schiller dissing the success of Chromebooks is peak Apple"  Android Authority 2:09 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller says kids with Chromebooks in classroom are 'not going to succeed': Google's machines are only good for testing, says Apple exec" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller thinks students won't succeed on a Chromebook: Students also won't succeed if they get any dust in their MacBook spacebar." Android Central 12:13 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller takes shots at Chromebooks, says they're 'not going to succeed'" 9to5Google 10:45 AM
  • "Phil Schiller: Nope, Apple still isn't planning to make a touchscreen Mac"  Cult of Mac 10:14 AM
  • "Banking, Finances, and The Expanding Mobile Moat" ["iOS and Android have sealed up the mobile platform and therefore are the best positioned to move more orthogonally into more areas of their user's lives. Complain about walled gardens all you like, but consumers are more protected, have easier to use solutions, and better customer experiences in them."] Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:28 AM
  • "New (comically low-res) concept shows dual-display iPhone with sliding design" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro equates to a do-over for keyboard, escape key and make-good for creative pros" ZDNet 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Shares New Trailer for Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Servant'" MacRumors 9:14 PM
  • "Apple CFO Luca Maestri Auctions Lunch and Apple HQ Tour for Charity" MacRumors 7:55 PM
  • "Apple debuts Apple Music Replay for year-in-review insights" 9to5Mac 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Park lunch with Apple CFO Luca Maestri auctioned for charity" AppleInsider 3:56 PM
  • "Lunch with Apple CFO Luca Maestri up for auction, proceeds going to Andrea Bocelli Foundation" 9to5Mac 3:55 PM
  • "WaterField Designs welcomes new 16-inch MacBook Pro with Executive Leather Briefcase" Apple World Today 1:52 PM
  • "Apple's Former Director of Worldwide B2B Sales Joins Leia Inc." PRNewswire 1:52 PM
  • "LifeProof FRē Available Now for New iPhones" PRNewswire 1:51 PM
  • "iPad photo editing will get better with Lightroom upgrade coming soon" CNET 1:49 PM
  • "Checkra1n beta v0.9.3 fixes biometric authentication and other bugs" iDownload Blog 1:13 PM
  • "Apple releases new Beryl and Pomegranate iPhone 11 Pro cases and Apple Watch bands" The Apple Post 10:27 AM
  • "Google Maps will speak the names of foreign places so you can ask for directions without shame" The Verge 10:15 AM
  • "The Brave Browser Extends Its Payouts to iOS" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:15 AM
  • "AirPods Pro covered in 18-karat gold will *only* cost you $67,000" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "'Stardew Valley' 1.4 Update Announced for iOS and Android Bringing Quality of Life Enhancements, Loads of Fixes, Expanded Content, and More" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
  • "Apple TV+ is now available on more Amazon Fire devices" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Watch's next Activity challenge will have you exercising on Thanksgiving" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel struggles to close potentially damaging chip flaws" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Intel warning: Critical flaw in BMC firmware affects a ton of server products" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Intel fixes CPU security flaw it said was patched in May" Engadget 11:38 AM
  • "Linux vs. Zombieland v2: The security battle continues/Another day, another Intel CPU bug. Here's what Red Hat and other Linux vendors are doing about it." ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 4000: Everything you need to know" Digital Trends 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft to Attend Pentagon Summit on Project Maven" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins the Pentagon JEDI Contract" Motley Fool 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes over from Harry Shum as head of AI and Research" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday arrives with fix for IE zero-day" The Inquirer 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 will soon stop supporting WEP encryption" MSPoweruser 8:08 PM
  • "Study finds Microsoft more ethical than Facebook, Google and Apple" MSPoweruser 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Head of AI and Research Is Leaving the Company" Thurrott 5:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Working on 64-bit App Emulation for Windows on ARM" Thurrott 5:12 PM
  • "HP launches 3D printing as a service models" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "HP announces 3D printing partnerships, services and million-part milestones" TCT Magazine 9:11 AM
  • "Michael Dell: There's been astonishing progress, but there's more to do/The company's chief told ZDNet the tech industry needs to use its creative energy to push forward with innovation, while simultaneously improving its environmental footprint." ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Will Dell's Subscription Service Hurt Microsoft Azure?" Market Realist 9:11 AM
  • "Autonomous vehicle delivery impossible without 'extreme' automation: Dell CTO" ZDNet 9:12 AM
  • "IBM and Oracle are so far behind in the cloud, they might stop trying to compete with Amazon altogether and go a different route, analyst says" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:05 AM
  • "IBM employees mentor Paterson students in new program to prepare for technology careers" Paterson Press 9:08 AM
  • "Don't Ask Larry Ellison About Women's Pay at Oracle: The software giant faces pressure to disclose compensation data that other technology companies release." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Cisco tops Q1 expectations, forecasts Q2 revenue decline: For the current quarter, Cisco expects revenue to decline between 3% to 5% decline from the year-ago period." ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco second-quarter forecast disappoints; shares fall" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Cisco's weak outlook adds to concerns about soft customer demand" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Cisco 1st Quarter Earnings: What to Expect" Nasdaq 9:04 AM
  • "Will Cisco Earnings Give Any Clue to China Trade Talks?" 24/7 Wall St. 10:28 AM
  • "Data is the new antitrust battleground" Axios 8:48 AM
  • "We're Stuck With the Tech Giants. But They're Stuck With Each Other." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:31 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Assembler's Profit Beat Signals Good iPhone 11 Demand" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display logs 11th straight quarterly net loss" Reuters 8:17 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow and S&P500 close at new records as five week rally rolls on: Hopes for U.S. China trade deal, Fed policy and government spending drive rally" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 End at Record Highs; Disney+ Subscriptions Surge: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 close at record highs Wednesday, propelled by a surge in Disney+ subscriptions." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Disney, Apple help S&P close at record high for 100th time under Trump" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Waver on Worries About Trade Talks: The talks hit a snag over Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural goods" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "European stocks drop amid disappointment over Trump trade comments: ABN Amro, autos, banks among the losing stocks" MarketWatch 8:58 AM

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