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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 23, 2019


  • "Dump iPhone for Android? Many Porsche owners are leading the way: Porsche's CEO makes some fascinating revelations about his customers and their phones. Among which appears to be a big threat to Apple." ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Meet the 84-year-old Japanese app developer who inspired Tim Cook: Masako Wakamiya says it's never too late to learn about IT and finance" Nikkei 1:56 PM
  • "Apple reinstates 'spelunker' Gui Rambo after public outcry"  iDownload Blog 12:02 PM
  • "VirnetX patent win against Apple vacated by U.S. appeals court: A U.S. appeals court on Friday set aside a jury's calculation that Apple Inc should pay $503 million for infringing on patents owned by licensing firm VirnetX Holdings Corp."  Reuters 11/22
  • "VirnetX Damage Award Against Apple Vacated; Shares Plunge" Bloomberg Law 11/22
  • "Apple says its App Store is 'a safe and trusted place.' We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/22
  • "Apple Told Congress How Repair Should Work. They Were Intentionally Misleading."  iFixit 11/22
  • "Software bugs have become Apple's greatest vulnerability: Signs point to Apple changing its development practices to combat software bugginess."  Macworld 11/22
  • "Apple News+ stumbled because it's the service most outside Apple's control: Apple's subscription-based news service is its only real stumble in its services push—and that's not entirely its fault."  Macworld 11/22
  • "Apple Tries to Get on Trump's Good Side" Bloomberg TV 11/22
  • "Apple, Cisco Must Redo Fee Requests In 'Reckless' IP Fight" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "How to get an old macOS installer from Apple: Your collection of old macOS installer disk images is now worthless, and Apple has changed where it hides downloadable copies. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it." AppleInsider 6:51 PM
  • "The ACP/Xfile Test Drive — 'Catalina" Rixstep 9:35 AM
  • "Use Conditional Highlighting Across a Whole Row In Numbers" MacMost 11/22
  • "The key to sorting in Python" Dr. Drang 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft and Apple are better together: A new Office 365 feature shows one way in which the Apple/Microsoft partnership helps you get things done..." Computerworld 11/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple introduces free coding lessons for 3-year-old kids" NewsBytes 1:33 PM
  • "Apple renews Shyamalan's 'Servant' before it premieres: It clearly has confidence in the Apple TV+ thriller." Engadget 6:51 PM
  • "'Servant' Renewed for Season 2 at Apple Ahead of Series Premiere" Variety 6:52 PM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan confirms Apple TV+ thriller 'Servant' renewed for second season" iMore 7:06 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook vows to continue fighting for DACA recipients and users' privacy ahead of 2020"  ABC News 11/22
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook will keep fighting for Dreamers no matter who's in the White House" CNET 11/22
  • "Apple Removes All Customer Reviews From its Online Stores: There has been no explanation as to why yet." PC Magazine 11/22
  • "Apple killed the option to leave product reviews on its site just as holiday buying starts" Business Insider 11/22
  • "Apple Delays 'The Banker' Release Amid Review of Family Accusations" Variety 11/22
  • "Apple Delays Theatrical Release of its Movie 'The Banker'" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/22
  • "Russia bans sale of gadgets without Russian-made software"  BBC 11/22
  • "Russia will reportedly ban devices without preinstalled Russian software" CNET 11/22
  • "Russia to pre-install its own apps on all phones, PCs, and TVs sold in the country" The Next Web 11/22
  • "Algorithms judge us so know their rules" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's smaller Galaxy S11e might pack more cameras, too | Engadget" Engadget 9:13 PM
  • "TV reporter's sick-call email sparks glorious reply-all chaos | Engadget" Engadget 6:44 PM
  • "OnePlus security breach exposes phone numbers, emails and shipping addresses" Neowin 9:34 AM
  • "T-Mobile confirms customers' personal data accessed in hack" Engadget 11/22
  • "Here are AT&T's first real consumer 5G coverage maps" The Verge 11/22
  • "OnePlus discloses data breach, less than two years after the last one" The Verge 11/22
  • "Mysterious User Hoarded Records on 1.2B People Via Leaky Database" PC Magazine 11/22
  • "FCC Will Deny Funds to Carriers, ISPs That Use Huawei, ZTE Gear" PC Magazine 11/22
  • "FCC votes 5-0 to bar China's Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy program" Reuters 11/22
  • "Scammers try a new way to steal online shoppers' payment-card data: Skimmers host fraudulent third-party processor that looks just like the real thing." Ars Technica 11/22
  • "Elizabeth Warren called out Trump's private dinner with Mark Zuckerberg as 'corruption, plain and simple'" Business Insider 11/22
  • "Facebook built a facial-recognition app that let employees identify people by pointing a phone at them" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11/22
  • "Sacha Baron Cohen gave the greatest speech on why social networks need to be put in check: Actor says six US billionaires more focused on their share prices should be allowed to dictate what it's acceptable online." ZDNet 11/22
  • "Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg's 'twisted logic' on hate speech and fakes" ["'Voltaire was right. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities — and social media lets authoritarians push absurdities to billions of people,' he added."]  TechCrunch 11/22
  • "Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies" Business Insider 11/22
  • "Why Rush Google's Cloud Gaming Service? Holiday Shopping Sales" PC Magazine 11/22
  • "Spider-Man Discusses Google Stadia – The TouchArcade Show #423" Touch Arcade 11/22
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Automating Your Mac" MacVoices 11/22
  • "Apple's OS Release Approach – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-22" The Mac Observer 11/22
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 252: Apple December 'event', iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases and HomeKit Secure Video" 9to5Mac 11/22
  • "265: The Bearable Lightness of AirPods" The Rebound 11/22
  • "Engadget Podcast: Google Stadia and the future of game streaming services" Engadget 11/22
  • "The impressive power of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus Apple's December event, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 11/22
  • "Apple TV+ Servant, Morning Show haters, and the Mac Pro factory on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/22
  • "Apple overhauling how it tests software ahead of iOS 14 release: Apple iOS 14, which the company is internally calling 'Azul', will be developed with the new strategy and releases in 2020. The report added that Apple could delay a few features of iOS 14 until 2021, which will likely be iOS 15." The Indian Express 7:47 AM
  • "Barclays: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Will Likely Have 6GB of RAM, iPhone SE 2 Production to Begin February"  MacRumors 11/22
  • "It looks like Apple AirPods are super popular and shipments are expected to double to 60 million" Business Insider 11/22
  • "After iOS 13, Apple To Shake Up iOS 14 Software Testing, Report Says" Forbes 11/22
  • "Apple Could Soon Allow iPhone AppleCare+ Signup Within 1 Year Of Purchase Instead Of Usual 60 Days" Redmond Pie 11/22
  • "Can't Open PDF On iPhone Or iPad, Fix" macReports 11/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Black Friday 2019 Deals on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max" iPhone Hacks 7:13 AM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/22

  • "iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case Review" iMore 5:02 PM
  • "Review: Tiger & Rose wireless earbuds are super comfortable and super stylish/We got to check out some truly one-of-a-kind wireless earbuds that feature all-day battery life to see if they're a must add to our collection." AppleInsider 3:31 PM
  • "Abode iota review: HomeKit compatibility makes Abode even better" BGR 12:26 PM
  • "Leather iPhone 11 cases: Mujjo remains my favorite - 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 7:40 AM
  • "The best USB-C PD chargers of 2019: Need to charge your phone? Wireless headphones? Laptops? These chargers can do it all." CNET 4:28 PM
  • "The 16-inch MacBook Pro is amazing, but it's still a Mac [Review] Cult of Mac 11/22
  • "iPhone 11 vs Android's best: An underdog does just enough to take down the champ/The iPhone 11 is an incredible phone, but there's one I like a little better." PCWorld 11/22
  • "Apple's AirPods Pro have replaced Powerbeats Pro as my go-to workout headphones" Business Insider 11/22
  • "Google Pixel 4 Review: From an iPhone user's perspective" iMore 11/22
  • "Review: iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case levels up with a dedicated camera button" 9to5Mac 11/22
  • "Leather iPhone 11 cases: Mujjo remains my favorite" 9to5Mac 11/22
  • "ChargeHub HomeBase Power Bank Docking Station streamlines overnight charging of multiple devices" Apple World Today 11/22
  • "How To Add Wireless CarPlay To Any Car With A Cheap Android Tablet + Adapter [Video] Redmond Pie 7:39 PM
  • "How To Add AirPlay Wireless Streaming To Any Audio System" Forbes 11:52 AM
  • "How to share Apple TV+ with family and friends" 9to5Mac 11/22
  • "How to easily customize your iPhone Keyboard settings" iDownload Blog 11/22
  • "Untethered, semi-untethered, semi-tethered, and tethered jailbreaks" iDownload Blog 11/22
  • "How to disable accounts on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you sold or gave away: Sometimes a 'dead' device has some life left in it." Macworld 11/22
  • "iPhone 12 Design Leaked On Video: Four Cameras, New Colors, And Sharper Edges" Latin Times 6:47 PM
  • "The future of TouchBar on the MacBook Pro"  iLounge 12:25 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 13" to release in early 2020" iLounge 12:26 PM
  • "iPhone 12 Could Feature 6GB of RAM: Pro and Pro Max models to receive a welcome RAM upgrade" Softpedia 7:47 AM
  • "Tim Cook promises to keep fighting for DACA, user privacy, and more in new interview" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro: why was Apple so quiet about the launch" SlashGear 7:40 AM
  • "End of Decade Musings: How Technology Has Robbed and Twisted Us" The Mac Observer 11/22
  • "Apple Quietly Made One Big Change to Its Online Store That Other Retailers Should Follow: A nice idea, but not one that provides much value." Inc. 11/22
  • "2009-2019: How Apple, Google, and friends drove us mad/When a decade ends, it's time to look in the mirror. Do we like what we see? How much should we blame technology?" ZDNet 11/22
  • "John Malone on the Streaming Wars and Media Landscape" GuruFocus 11/22
  • "Steve Jobs: Secrets of life" The Loop 11/22
  • "Is Apple building a team to elevate the podcasting industry?" Apple Must 11/22
  • "Steve Jobs and his 2010 'thoughts on flash' show why Apple still misses him" iMore 11/22
  • "Is Thick The New Thin In Apple Product Design With Jony Ive Out Of The 'Loop'?" MacPrices 11/22
  • "FTC seeks to defend chip-level licensing part of Qualcomm antitrust ruling with right-for-the-wrong-reasons strategy" Foss Patents 11:49 AM
  • "T-Mobile / Sprint merger FAQ: Here's how it changes the wireless market and how it affects you" Android Central 11/22
  • "(Unofficial) Samsung Galaxy S11 renders are here and boy, that camera bump looks huge" Mashable 11/22
  • "The Verge Guide to Amazon Alexa" The Verge 11/22
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'See' and 'The Morning Show' break into Reelgood's streaming top 20 for the first time: Middle of the pack." iMore 9:27 PM
  • "Steam Hit 'Gladiabots' is Coming to iOS December 15, Pre-Order with Discount Available Now" Touch Arcade 11/22
  • "Google's G Suite Debuts Gmail Dynamic Email Support For Android And iOS" HotHardware 11/22
  • "Google is shutting down its Cloud Print feature in 2020" The Verge 11/22
  • "Gmail for iPhone now supports dynamic emails, here's what the new feature can be used for" iDownload Blog 11/22
  • "Call of Duty: Mobile Zombie update is on its way to iOS" Cult of Mac 11/22
  • "Designer AirPods cases look just like tiny purses" Cult of Mac 11/22
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon sues to challenge Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI contract win: Much of the lawsuit is a closely-guarded secret, however." Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X review: It's the perfect portable PC...for me" Neowin 1:32 PM
  • "Xerox Threatens to Go Hostile With HP Takeover Bid: HP rejected Xerox's acquisition offer as too low and not in the best interests of its shareholders" [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "Xerox to HP: Accept buyout offer or face proxy fight" SiliconANGLE 11/22
  • "Xerox Threatens HP With Hostile Takeover Bid" Benzinga 11/22
  • "Amazon files suit, challenging Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft: Amazon filed suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, a week after it indicated it would formally protest the government's decision." MarketWatch 11/22
  • "Amazon files lawsuit contesting Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft" Reuters 11/22
  • "Amazon Sues Over Loss of Pentagon Cloud Deal to Microsoft" Bloomberg 11/22
  • "Microsoft Granted U.S. License to Export Software to Huawei" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/22
  • "Microsoft allowed to sell software to Huawei once again: US grants Microsoft a license to export 'mass market' software to Huawei" The Verge 11/22
  • "Microsoft Is Granted a License to Do Business With China's Huawei" TheStreet 11/22
  • "Microsoft cleared to sell 'mass market' software to Huawei following reprieve from Trump admin" GeekWire 11/22
  • "Microsoft Gets License to Resume Software Sales to Huawei" PC Magazine 11/22
  • "Senators want Trump to halt licenses that let US companies sell to Huawei: Commerce Department recently extended a temporary license to allow American companies to do business with Huawei." CNET 11/22
  • "Slack: Microsoft Teams not only copies our product but our ads too" ZDNet 11/22
  • "IBM Showcases A.I. That Can Parse Arguments In Cambridge Union Debate" Fortune 11/22
  • "In a first, IBM's computer debater faces off against itself" Associated Press 11/22
  • "IBM paid $34B for this: Where Red Hat is taking OpenShift" ZDNet 11/22
  • "IBM and ESPN take fantasy football to the next level with Watson AI" TechRepublic 11/22
  • "IBM and VetBloom form veterinary learning credential blockchain" Enterprise Times 11/22
  • "Intel Tiger Lake-Y 10nm CPU Makes Early Benchmark Debut With Gen12 Xe Graphics" HotHardware 11/22
  • "The Intel-AMD Showdown" Zacks 11/22
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 could crush Nvidia in the budget GPU market" TechRadar UK 11/22
  • "AMD releases amazing value Athlon 3000G" Fudzilla 11/22
  • "Nvidia's $160 GeForce GTX 1650 Super launches with GDDR6 and little fanfare" PCWorld 11/22
  • "How Dell Technologies is Balancing Achievements, Goals" eWeek 11/22
  • "Oracle's Largely White Board Draws Congressional Scrutiny" Bloomberg Law 11/22
  • "Oracle EBS flaws leave customers open to ERP system hacks" iTWire 11/22
  • "Oracle India crosses INR 100 billion in revenues, financial services growing" IBSintelligence 11/22
  • "What Cisco's Latest Reorg Means to Partners: After disappointing earnings, Cisco announced its merging two of its biggest business units and renaming its cloud division" Channelnomics 11/22
  • "Cisco Restructures Company To Address Evolving Cloud And Data Centre Market" Data Economy 11/22
  • "Cisco inferno: internal email reveals rapid restructure" CRN 11/22
  • "Exclusive: New Cisco Catalyst Access Point, Embedded Wireless Controller Join Wi-Fi 6 Lineup" CRN 11/22
  • "1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server: Here's the next jumbo data leak, complete with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why John Malone sees Apple TV+ as a surprise winner (Video)" Apple 3.0 3:30 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends up over 100 points, but trade concerns pull stock market lower for the week: China's Xi emphasized he isn't 'afraid to fight back' in trade negotiations with the U.S." MarketWatch 11/22
  • "Stocks snap weekly winning streak even after Trump says US, China 'very close' to trade deal" FOXBusiness 11/22
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as China Calls for Better Communication on Trade: President Xi Jinping says China has been 'working actively' to avoid a trade war" [Paid Membership Required] 11/22
  • "European stocks rise modestly as manufacturing data surveys remain downbeat: ECB President Christine Lagarde calls for 'policy mix' to drive economy forward" MarketWatch 11/22

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