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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 14, 2019
 

 

 
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Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook interview with Nikkei on Tuesday reveals the CEO thinks non-abusive monopolies aren't bad, and he counters critics who claim smartphone industry has peaked; MIT Technology Review explains how Apple, unlike other companies, is able to personalize "Siri without hoovering up your data"; macOS Catalina update to 10.15.2 partially fixes speaker popping bug on new 16" MacBook Pros; Kirk McElhearn experienced a frozen Touch Bar on his MacBook Pro; iPhone 11 only gadget in Google's top searches of 2019; Apple drops 13 places to 84 in Glassdoor rankings; any guess as to why "so many AI systems [are] named after Muppets?"; so Apple's crazy expensive Mac Pro and Display, decked out, can cost you "more than a 2020 Corvette convertible", the wheels alone will cost you $400; and you should only use a special cleaning cloth from Apple to clean the display.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Considering Bundling Digital Subscriptions as Soon as 2020: Apple Inc. is considering bundling its paid internet services, including News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, as soon as 2020, in a bid to gain more subscribers, according to people familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Apple could bundle news, TV, and music into one subscription as soon as 2020" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Apple might be planning its own subscription bundle" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Apple plans to bundle Music, News+, and TV+ in one subscription, report says: Apple made deals with publishers to include their content in such a bundle." Ars Technica 4:12 PM
  • "Apple News+ has struggled to add subscribers since first week of launch in March, sources say"  CNBC 2:05 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren Slams Goldman Over Apple Card Bias Furor"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Lawmakers turned their fire on Goldman Sachs over Apple Card and said the bank needs to explain its algorithm" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Says App Store 'Revolutionized' Developer Market"  Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Why the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a repudiation of the 'Ive Doctrine': Apple's latest laptop design shows it's listening to its customers in a way it hasn't in recent years."  Macworld 5:51 PM
  • "Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist as it tries to avoid tariffs on iPhone parts and other products" CNBC 6:00 PM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Catalina warning: Don't upgrade if you rely on a Drobo 8D" ["November 14 Update: We originally published this article on October 10. Since then, we've gotten a statement from Rod Harrison, VP of Engineering at StorCentric, parent company of Drobo"] ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper" MacRumors 10:06 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How To Fix Slow Startup Times In macOS" macReports 10:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "New to Mac? Learn the basics of the Mac App Store" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "How to restore correct dates for images in Photos: Due to exports, image downloads, and restoring old volumes, your images might import with the wrong dates." Macworld 7:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "JNUC 2019: For enterprise pros, it's like the old days of Apple events/Jamf has built a unique event that digs deep into the community it serves and echoes the big shows Apple used to put on."  Computerworld 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Music Replay Provides a Summary of Your Music Listening; or Does It?" Kirkville 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Concertino web app turns Apple Music into a 'magical classical music jukebox'" 9to5Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Recosoft releases PDF2ID 2020 - PDF to InDesign 2020 converter ships" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches three innovative studies today in the new Research app: The Apple Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing Studies Now Open for Enrollment"  Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Through Apple Heart Study, Stanford Medicine Researchers Show Wearable Technology Can Help Detect Atrial Fibrillation: Study shows that Apple Watch app can identify heart rhythm irregularities, which can help catch atrial fibrillation."  Business Wire 7:16 AM
  • "Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation" ["Participants without atrial fibrillation (as reported by the participants themselves) used a smartphone (Apple iPhone) app to consent to monitoring. If a smartwatch-based irregular pulse notification algorithm identified possible atrial fibrillation, a telemedicine visit was initiated and an electrocardiography (ECG) patch was mailed to the participant, to be worn for up to 7 days."] New England Journal of Medicine 8:03 AM
  • "Got an iPhone, Apple Watch? Your movements and heart rate could help medical breakthroughs" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "iPhone scam cost Apple more than $6 million" CNET 9:36 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple to Capture Top Spot in 5G Smartphones in 2020"  Strategy Analytics 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Lead 5G Smartphone Shipments in 2020" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Apple fired a store helper accused of sending himself a woman's intimate photo while fixing her phone" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Store Employee Sent Customer's 'Intimate' Photo to Himself" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Woman in China goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Servant — 'Making Jericho' | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rules: Cities challenge FCC vote to preempt local fees and broadband regulations." Ars Technica 3:29 PM
  • "Google Fi selling SIM cards in airport vending machines" 9to5Google 9:05 PM
  • "Google's Curie undersea cable now connects the US and Chile: It will begin transmitting 72 Tbps of bandwidth in 2020." Engadget 11:51 AM
  • "Google activates RCS messaging in the US, gives metaphorical finger to carriers" Android Authority 11:51 AM
  • "Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "How SMS Works—and Why You Shouldn't Use It Anymore: It's time to start practicing safe texting." Popular Mechanics 11:18 AM
  • "Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "'Doom' Co-Creator Leaves Facebook to Develop Human-Like AI at Home: John Carmack has stepped down as CTO of Oculus to pursue the problem of artificial intelligence while working from home." Vice 9:54 AM
  • "John Carmack Steps Back From Oculus Role To Work On Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Hello, Moto. The foldable Razr's secret keyboard is a blast from the past: Motorola's new Razr phone winks at the past with an Easter egg dialer reminiscent of the original Razr phone." CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple's Research App, Health Studies – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-14" The Mac Observer 3:23 PM
  • "MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1" MacVoices 11:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Has a New Flagship Pro Laptop: The Mac maker continues to push upmarket with Pro devices." Motley Fool 9:17 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: Apple reveals new, bigger laptop with updated keyboard" The Independent 9:18 AM
  • "The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has a mediocre 720p camera, no Wi-Fi 6 support" iDownload Blog 11:09 AM
  • "RIP 15-inch MacBook Pro: We hardly knew you" iMore 1:42 PM
  • "Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2" AppleInsider 4:00 PM
  • "Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple looking into a finger-mounted device for controlling a Mac or 'Apple Glasses" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's Siri may one day respond to your facial expressions and emotions" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Releases Firmware Update for AirPods Pro" MacRumors 11:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Dumps the Butterfly Keyboard on New MacBook Pro: Among other features, the new 16-inch laptop has a keyboard based on an earlier, more reliable mechanism instead of the troubled 'butterfly' design" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Mophie iPhone 11 battery case adds hours between recharges [Review] Cult of Mac 5:49 PM
  • "Apple TV+ For All Mankind: Flawless, Imperfect, and Fascinating" The Mac Observer 1:58 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Research hands-on: Want to share years of personal data for free?" VentureBeat 1:42 PM
  • "iMessage vs. Google's new texting update: Can Android's messaging app take on Apple?" CNET 1:49 PM
  • "Triode: Internet Radio from The Iconfactory with AirPlay 2, Apple Music Integration, and CarPlay" MacStories 12:08 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13" AppleInsider 7:43 PM
  • "How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 4:00 PM
  • "How to reset the Safari browser on your iPhone in 2 different ways" Business Insider 3:59 PM
  • "How to use the Compass app on your iPhone to stay on track and figure out your exact location" Business Insider 1:50 PM
  • "How to tell if your iPhone has water damage — even if it's water-resistant" Business Insider 1:42 PM
  • "How to clean ear tips and case for your AirPods Pro" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "When's the Right Time to Leave the App Store?" ReadWrite 7:05 PM
  • "Why Apple TV+ Is Cupertino's Biggest Gamble Yet"  Forbes 2:00 PM
  • "Will Apple TV+ Take A Bite Out Of Netflix? New Study Shows Wide Recognition, But Slim Pickings On Revenue" InMyArea 1:50 PM
  • "Why the new MacBook Pro will be my first new Mac in 6 years" Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "I would totally pay $50 a month to Apple for an iPhone+ bundle"  Macworld 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's gone back to its old keyboard — now it should replace the butterfly models for free: Do the decent thing, Apple"  The Next Web 9:56 AM
  • "Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "Comment: A widescreen MacBook Pro is the 16-inch model I'd buy" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it's missing a few things I still want: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is reactionary, not revolutionary."  Macworld 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Motorola Razr is Back! Forget Nostalgia. It's All About the Future!" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Motorola Razr hands-on: A foldable design that makes so much sense/Motorola's foldable phone just might be the smartest approach yet." ZDNet 8:18 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This iOS App Lets You Know If Your iPhone Is Being Hacked" iDrop News 7:02 PM
  • "Check Out this Glorious New 'The Artful Escape' Trailer, Coming to Apple Arcade in 2020" Touch Arcade 5:48 PM
  • "Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS updated with performance and bug fixes" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "Niantic Just Announced the November Schedule for 'Pokemon GO' Featuring Various Bonuses and Specials for Players" Touch Arcade 1:50 PM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
  • "WaterField welcomes the new 16" MacBook Pro with a gorgeous hand-crafted leather briefcase" iDownload Blog 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Music Replay lets you relive your fave tracks of 2019" Memeburn 8:21 AM
  • "Look back over your favorite songs of 2019 with Apple Music Replay" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "1Password was profitable and self-funded for 14 years. Now Accel just wrote its biggest check ever to invest $200 million in the startup." [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "'Battle Breakers' from Epic Games Is Available Worldwide on iOS, Android, and PC after a Long Soft Launch" Touch Arcade 8:04 AM
  • "Waterproof wireless earbuds with 150 hours of battery? Step aside, AirPods." Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "HomeRun Apple Watch app gains tons of new icons for controlling HomeKit with complications" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "TwelveSouth's AirFly Pro wireless headphone jack adapter now available at Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon Protesting Pentagon's $10 Billion JEDI Contract: The company said there should be an examination of whether political bias helped Microsoft win the bid." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:45 PM
  • "Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft" Reuters 6:00 PM
  • "Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft" Associated Press 6:06 PM
  • "Amazon strikes back at Trump over $10bn Jedi contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 PM
  • "Amazon is challenging Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract victory: It says the JEDI evaluation process contained 'unmistakable bias.'" Engadget 7:27 PM
  • "Has Microsoft given up on small business?" The Guardian 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft and Salesforce Strike Partnership, Helping Thaw Chilly Relations" Bloomberg 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft: If you're on Windows 10 version 1803, you'll be automatically upgraded" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "'Collaboration key to innovation,' says Microsoft's Shanahan" Tech Central 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft kills off My People, deprecates other Windows 10 features" BetaNews 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows Community Toolkit 6" Thurrott 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft flings Chromium Edge for ARM PCs at beta testers" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft announces reserved capacity offerings for six more Azure services" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Intel's Ponte Vecchio Xe GPU is named after a bridge and isn't for you: We'd have called it Bridget" The Inquirer 9:09 AM
  • "Intel's 7nm Xe discrete graphics is reportedly codenamed 'Ponte Vecchio'" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow's speed boost" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Take a look at Intel's AI chip hardware" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Intel Xe Discrete Graphics based on 7nm - has HBM and carries codenamed Ponte Vecchio" Guru3D 7:22 AM
  • "New Intel CPUs hit by cyberattack" ITProPortal 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: A 16-Core Zen 2 Powerhouse" HotHardware 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review" bit-tech 8:01 AM
  • "NVIDIA Announces Q3 FY 2020 Earnings" AnandTech 8:14 PM
  • "Nvidia Q3 tops expectations driven by gaming, hyperscale strength" ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "Carl Icahn urges 'no brainer' merger of HP and Xerox: Investor leverages his $1.2bn stake in PC maker" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "Icahn pushes for HP merger with Xerox: WSJ" Reuters 5:51 PM
  • "IBM hopes to change weather forecasting around the globe using big data and a new supercomputer" CNBC 7:26 AM
  • "Dell Technologies on democratising 5G and the future of quantum computing" ZDNet 5:52 PM
  • "Don't ask Larry Ellison about women's pay at Oracle" Bloomberg [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "Cisco's Cloud Will Linger: Tech giant warns of further slowdowns even as its software and security businesses show promise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:56 PM
  • "Cisco CEO warns big customers are cautious due to US-China trade and Brexit uncertainty" CNBC 5:57 PM
  • "Cisco Sees a Sales Slump Ahead: Global economic uncertainty is finally hitting the networking hardware market leader." Motley Fool 5:57 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sell Apple Stock Because iPhone Sales Will Disappoint, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Apple Gets Rare Sell Rating as Maxim Warns About iPhone Trends" Bloomberg 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 index edges up to new record close but euphoria about U.S - China trade deal fades: Cisco shares tumble after disappointing outlook" MarketWatch 5:12 PM
  • "S&P 500 Finishes at Record Close for Second Day in a Row; NetApp Climbs: The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the second day in a row Thursday, but concerns about a U.S.-China trade pact and Cisco's earnings miss tempered gains." TheStreet 5:12 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed with trade deals in focus: Investors keep stocks steady" FOXBusiness 5:12 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Flat As Cisco Weighs on Market: The S&P 500 eked out a small gain Thursday to close at a fresh record following a tepid session of trading." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:12 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed after weaker economic data from China, Japan" MarketWatch 7:24 AM
  • "European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and 'worst of all worlds' German economic data" MarketWatch 7:24 AM

 
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