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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 16, 2019


  • "The next 10 years of Apple will include self-driving cars, computer glasses, and — yes — a much faster iPhone"  Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Uber are all eyeing financial services as the next frontier. Getting there might take some work."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro 16-inch is here, but where are its AR glasses? Will Apple's AR glasses see the light of day in 2022?" CNET 9:17 AM
  • "Apple could raise annual ad income to $11 billion by 2025: JPMorgan"  Reuters 11/15
  • "Goldman Stumbles on Path to Main Street With Apple Card Turmoil"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "Apple aims for streaming big bang with Plepler talks" ["Hiring Richard Plepler would signal commitment to quality on new streaming service"] Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/15
  • "Apple listens strategically, but acts tactically: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro proves that Apple is hearing its customers, and sometimes even reacting to them."  Macworld 11/15
  • "Fed. Circ. Upholds CalTech Patents In Apple Challenges" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 11/15
  • "Chrome, Edge, Safari hacked at elite Chinese hacking contest: China's top white-hat hackers have gathered in Chengdu to test zero-days against today's top software." ZDNet 7:01 PM
  • "Google's silent Chrome experiment crashes thousands of browsers and angers IT admins: Blank white screens in Chrome left many IT admins and users confused" The Verge 11/15
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry" PC Magazine 11/15
  • "System Information incorrectly identifies some 32-bit apps" The Robservatory 11/15
  • "NordVPN Review for iOS and macOS – iPhone, iPad, and Mac" MacTrast 1:12 PM
  • "The Ulysses Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Mac" MakeUseOf 8:42 PM
  • "Fast GPUs are Great... Sometimes: In recent testing, we showed how a fast GPU can speed up on-the-fly noise reduction looping playback in DaVinci Resolve. But a faster GPU won't speed up every function." Bare Feats 11/15
  • "How to make trailers in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 11/15
  • "How to set up and customize your Mac from scratch" iMore 11/15
  • "8 Ways To Handle Microsoft Word Documents On Your Mac" MacMost 11/15
  • "Privileges for macOS is the open source tool that all Apple IT departments need" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
  • "'Legacy Software' in macOS Catalina" Kirkville 11/15
Press Releases
  • "NoiseBuddy: Control Noise Cancellation and Transparency Modes of AirPods Pro on a Mac" MacStories 1:12 PM
  • "Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 9.0" prMac 11/15
  • "Abvent announces Artlantis 2020: The latest version from the pioneer in architectural rendering" Abvent 11/15
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook and President Trump set to visit Texas on Wednesday, tour Mac Pro facilities" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "How will Apple dominate the 5G market in 2020? By sticking to its normal update cycle: With three 5G iPhones expected in 2020, Apple will leap-frog Samsung and Huawei"  GearBrain 11/15
  • "Apple could beat Samsung and Huawei to become the leader in 5G smartphones next year, even though it's late to the game" Business Insider 11/15
  • "Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook set to tour computer plant in Texas Wednesday: sources" Reuters 11/15
  • "Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday: Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled." AppleInsider 11/15
  • "Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs" Cult of Mac 11/15
  • "Apple warns of risks from German law to open up mobile payments" Reuters 11/15
  • "Apple 'surprised' by Germany's new law to open up mobile payments: The law could force the company to open its Apple Pay platform to competitors." Engadget 11/15
  • "Apple could be forced to let Apple Pay competitors access NFC under German law" The Verge 11/15
  • "Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Son with Autism: 'We Had Tried Everything'/Sam Bennett, 21, had long struggled to control the volume of his voice" People Magazine 11/15
  • "Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Autistic Son" MacTrast 11/15
  • "Apple's Reach Reshapes Medical Research" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "Exclusive: Apple to remove vaping apps from store"  Axios 11/15
  • "Apple removes vaping apps from app store" BBC 11/15
  • "Apple removes all 181 vape-related apps from the App Store" Cult of Mac 11/15
  • "Apple Removing Vaping-Related Apps From App Store Today Amid Public Health Concerns" MacRumors 11/15
  • "Apple Bans Vaping Apps From App Store on Growing Health Concerns" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "A World War II Plane That Kept Crashing Helped Lead to Steve Jobs' Biggest Innovations"  Inc. 11/15
  • "Former Apple chip executives found company to take on Intel, AMD" Reuters 11/15
  • "Former Apple chip makers form Nuvia to rival Intel and AMD server CPUs" VentureBeat 11/15
  • "Three of Apple and Google's former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding" TechCrunch 11/15
  • "'The Morning Show' Boss on How Real-Life Politics Will Influence Season 2" Variety 11/15
  • "Gary Oldman to Star in Drama Series 'Slow Horses' at Apple" Variety 11/15
  • "Apple TV+ snags Gary Oldman for spy drama 'Slow Horses'" Engadget 11/15
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei's foldable Mate X smartphone goes on sale in China" Engadget 6:37 PM
  • "U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums" ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "U.S. to extend license allowing its cos to continue business with Huawei: NYT" Reuters 11/15
  • "Almost no one is buying Google smart speakers anymore" BGR 11/15
  • "Google scales back town hall meetings following leaks: It's moving to monthly, product-focused gatherings." Engadget 11/15
  • "146 New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones: The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "T-Mobile CEO John Legere reportedly not taking WeWork job" CNET 11/15
  • "Huawei finally ships the foldable Mate X, complete with a protective pouch: For now it's only in China, but the market's second major foldable is finally out." Ars Technica 11/15
  • "Facebook Earns $132.80 From Your Data per Year: But it's valuable in other ways, too." Slate 11/15
  • "Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a Facebook rival social network" ZDNet 11/15
  • "How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results: The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see" [Paid Membership Required] 11/15
  • "Google News dives deeper into stories with 'Beyond the Headlines'" Engadget 11/15
  • "Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone: There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal." Computerworld 11/15
  • "When one isn't enough: This shady malware will infect your PC with dual Trojans" ZDNet 11/15
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro is here at last! [Cult of Mac Magazine 323] Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "Briefing -Using Pastebot with Final Cut Pro X" MacVoices 11/15
  • "Subscriber Numbers, iOS and Security Keys – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-15" The Mac Observer 11/15
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 251: 16-inch MacBook Pro, service bundle rumors, Apple Music Replay" 9to5Mac 11/15
  • "Podcast: The 16-inch MacBook Pro is here (and so is our gift guide)!" Engadget 11/15
  • "Vergecast: Apple releases 16-inch MacBook Pro, Motorola announces a new Razr, and Disney+ launches" The Verge 11/15
  • "The MacBook Pro is PRO again! We talk the new 16-incher plus our Disney+ first impressions, on The CultCastCult of Mac 11/15
  • "MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/15
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Available Today at Apple Stores in United States With Pickup Reservation" MacRumors 11/15
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Features Adjustable Refresh Rate Below 60Hz" MacRumors 11/15
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro lets you connect up to four 4K displays or two 6K displays" iDownload Blog 11/15
  • "Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pros Will Support Up To Two 6K External Displays" UberGizmo 11/15
  • "How to Put Your iPhone Into DFU Mode [Video] iClarified 9:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/15
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/15
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/15

  • "Apple AirPods Pro Get High Marks in Consumer Reports' Tests: An iconic product line gets noise cancellation and significant improvements in sound" Consumer Reports 1:11 PM
  • "Apple AirPods Pro Vs AirPods: What's The Difference?" Forbes 8:40 PM
  • "Hands-on with the world's smallest 100W GaN USB-C charger from Hyper [Video] 9to5Mac 4:27 PM
  • "MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review: Escaping the butterfly effect/The 15-inch MacBook Pro is dead, long live the 16-inch MacBook Pro." CNET 11/15
  • "Hands-On With Apple's New 16-Inch MacBook Pro" MacRumors 11/15
  • "Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like" AppleInsider 11/15
  • "Apple Pencil: Too much information" Erica Sadun 11/15
iOS Apps
  • "Sayonara Wild Hearts is Apple Arcade's wildest ride [Review] Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Photoshop for iPad review: The industry standard image editor gets a reboot" iMore 11/15
  • "4XCamera Maker review: Multi-cam video app thwarted by clunky editing tools/Clunky editing tools keep this app from reaching its full potential." Macworld 11/15
  • "How to Connect Xbox One Controller to ‌Apple TV‌" OS X Daily 9:17 AM
  • "How to enable the emoji keyboard on an iPhone: Get with the texting times and learn how to use your iPhone's emoji keyboard" Digital Trends 11/15
  • "How to use AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency" iDownload Blog 11/15
  • "How to Enable AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation & Transparency Modes" OS X Daily 11/15
  • "The New MacBook Pro Keyboard is a Throwback in the Best Way"  iFixit 11/15
  • "Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro teardown shows off Magic Keyboard: The new laptop keyboard is 'dramatically better,' iFixit says." CNET 11/15
  • "How to turn off read receipts on your iPhone so that senders don't know when you've read their iMessage" Business Insider 11/15
  • "How to check your AirPods' battery percentage on an iPhone" The Next Web 11/15
  • "Here's how to give Apple your health details in the name of research" GearBrain 11/15
  • "Apple's Fanatical Supporters Happy To Forgive MacBook Pro Mistakes" Forbes 7:01 PM
  • "Prompt forever: A lot of my work on the iPad isn't really on the iPad. It's command line work that's executed on a Mac or a Linux server while I use my iPad as a terminal via SSH. A feature recently added to Prompt has made that much easier." Dr. Drang 1:12 PM
  • "Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple/A large number of vaporizers for use with medical marijuana are suddenly no longer supported on iOS."  ZDNet 11/15
  • "Apple Has Been Gaslighting Us for Years: The company says it created a new Magic Keyboard for the 16-inch MacBook Pro because it's 'listening,' but customers have been complaining for years"  Medium 11/15
  • "Phil Schiller has bad news for anyone hoping for a smaller version of Apple's new MacBook Pro" BGR 11/15
  • "My Automotive Kink Is Apple CarPlay: Brett Berk on why Siri is his copilot." GQ 11/15
  • "Checkra1n is the first jailbreak for iOS 13. What it means for iDevice security: There are reasons to embrace it. There are reasons to be wary of it. Here's the breakdown."  Ars Technica 11/15
  • "Goldman Sachs' misguided World Cup predictions could provide clues to the Apple Card controversy"  Quartz 11/15
  • "After weeks of pain, I can't help but hate the Samsung Galaxy Fold: It's a lousy phone, but with some small changes it could be a half-decent hybrid" Wired UK 2:38 PM
  • "Why Did Podcasts Suddenly Take Off?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "The new Motorola Razr is the most desirable smartphone in years, but there are 4 key reasons why you shouldn't buy it" Business Insider 11/15
  • "Some thoughts on 1Password funding + How to do strong passwords" Om Malik 11/15
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started" PC Magazine 11/15
  • "It's Already Game Over for Google Stadia (Premium)" Thurrott 11/15
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 16, 2019" GoComics 9:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cortana app for iOS, Android going silent in UK, Canada, Australia, Microsoft says" CNET 2:37 PM
  • "Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Checkra1n v0.9.5 update brings DFU improvements and bug fixes" iDownload Blog 11/15
  • "Help friendly robots solve puzzles in Apple Arcade's new Rosie's RealityCult of Mac 11/15
  • "Apple Arcade adds Rosie's Reality, a kids puzzle game featuring robots" CNET 11/15
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 camera gets support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video: A just-released beta firmware update for the camera, which is among the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allows users to securely store recorded video clips in iCloud." TechHive 11/15
  • "AirFly Pro can stream Bluetooth audio to and from any 3.5mm jack: Use your AirPods with treadmills, old car stereos and airplane entertainment systems." Engadget 11/15
  • "Apple's official advertising MacBook Pro 16" wallpapers" iDownload Blog 11/15
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is investigating facial recognition startup AnyVision" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm" Associated Press 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft hires ex-US Attorney General Eric Holder in facial recognition inquiry: Holder will investigate a company Microsoft invested in, says NBC News, to see if it violated the tech giant's ethics around surveillance." CNET 4:46 PM
  • "Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 November 2019 Update on systems with certain Realtek Bluetooth drivers" BetaNews 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft describes its own DevOps journey/This is what DevOps looks like inside one of the world's biggest software factories. The goals: more collaboration, improved worklives." ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft is killing off Cortana for some users" BetaNews 7:47 AM
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google's Java Appeal" Thurrott 1:14 PM
  • "Better Buy: Microsoft vs. HP/When it comes to these two technology giants, Microsoft is a better bet than HP thanks to its cloud business and growth prospects." Motley Fool 8:43 PM
  • "Google's fight with Oracle will be heard in the Supreme Court" Engadget 4:26 PM
  • "Cisco CEO says it's time to regulate the tech industry and that capitalism is currently 'broken'" GeekWire 2:38 PM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. First-Quarter Results: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting For Next Year" Simply Wall St. 9:14 AM
  • "U.S. defense secretary says Pentagon contract award to Microsoft over Amazon was fair" Associated Press 11/15
  • "Bezos strikes back against Trump as Amazon appeal JEDI 'war-cloud' contract snub" Telegraph 11/15
  • "Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft" Reuters 11/15
  • "Amazon Not Happy It Lost JEDI Pentagon Cloud Contract To Microsoft, Protest It Will" HotHardware 11/15
  • "Use the courts, Jeff: Amazon to contest Microsoft scooping $10bn JEDI contract" The Register 11/15
  • "Microsoft's Antitrust Scars" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "Microsoft and Salesforce have made love and war for 15 years. Here's a timeline of the rocky history between the tech heavyweights." [BI Prime] Business Insider 11/15
  • "Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in certain markets" Windows Central 11/15
  • "Intel Fixes 77 Vulnerabilities in Patch Tuesday, Announces New Appointment to Top Suite" CISOMag 11/15
  • "Intel's 'Frost Canyon' NUC Revealed: SFF PC w/ Comet Lake" AnandTech 11/15
  • "Researchers Reveal Hardware-based Security Flaws In Intel's Processor" Mashable 11/15
  • "AMD Climbs as RBC Boosts Price Target to $50: Advanced Micro Devices rises after an analyst at RBC Capital Markets increases his price target for the semiconductor maker to $50 from $44." TheStreet 11/15
  • "AMD adds Ryzen 5 3500 (OEM only) to official CPU lineup" Hexus 11/15
  • "IBM Developed A High-Resolution Weather Model That Covers The Entire World" Forbes 11/15
  • "IBM, California Form Public-Private Partnership on Tech Apprenticeship" ExecutiveBiz 11/15
  • "IBM's EdTech Cities Challenge Grants DISD Students $500K" Dallas Innovates 11/15
  • "Global launch of IBM's GRAF weather forecasting" Seeking Alpha 11/15
  • "Dell sees big growth potential in China market" China Daily 11/15
  • "Dell Technologies Expands Service Offerings At Its 2019 Summit" Forbes 11/15
  • "Dell using VMware's blockchain to track recycled packaging" Ledger Insights 11/15
  • "Dell debuts new resource efficiency and climate goals" BusinessGreen 11/15
  • "Dell EMC PowerOne: Is The Future Of Autonomous Infrastructure Here?" Forbes 11/15
  • "Dell launches anticipated XPS 13 7390 and XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 to SA marketplace" IT Web 11/15
  • "Carl Icahn buys stake in HP, calls for Xerox deal" TechRadar UK 11/15
  • "Icahn Backs Xerox Takeover Bid For HP" Forbes 11/15
  • "Why Nvidia Stock Could Rise on Q3 Earnings Beat" Market Realist 11/15
  • "Takeaways from Nvidia's latest quarterly earnings" TechCrunch 11/15
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case: The justices agreed to decide whether the search giant was liable for billions in a dispute over its Android operating system." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/15
  • "U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit" Reuters 11/15
  • "Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight" Associated Press 11/15
  • "Google Gets Supreme Court Hearing in Oracle Copyright Clash" Bloomberg 11/15
  • "Supreme Court to consider Oracle's copyright clash with Google" ZDNet 11/15
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Wedbush's Ives Sees Apple Shares Hitting $325 [Video] Bloomberg UK 11/15
  • "Warren Buffett increases Apple stake despite selling some stock: Berkshire Hathaway sold about 751,000 Apple shares but the ownership stake increased to 5.6%" MarketWatch 11/15
  • "Apple is now worth more than the entire US energy sector: BAML" Business Insider 11/15
  • "Apple's stock gains after analysts boost price targets" MarketWatch 11/15
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks climb to fresh records on revived hope for U.S. - China trade deal: Dow hits 28,000 for first time" MarketWatch 11/15
  • "Dow Ends Above 28,000; Stocks at Records on Trade-Deal Hopes: The three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs Friday following bullish comments on U.S.-China trade talks from a key White House adviser." TheStreet 11/15
  • "Dow tops 28,000 as US, China trade deal comes together: Investors are pushing stocks to historic levels" FOXBusiness 11/15
  • "Dow Jones Industrial Average Tops 28000 for the First Time: Optimism over the economy from the Fed chairman lifts markets as S&P 500, Nasdaq also hit records" [Paid Membership Required] 11/15

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