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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 27, 2019


  • "Exclusive: Apple turns to China to double AirPods Pro production/US tech giant's usual suppliers take fright at missing the 'hearables' boom"  Nikkei 7:39 AM
  • "Apple's production pivot towards China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Privacy shield claims could hint at Apple antitrust behavior"  Cult of Mac 7:36 AM
  • "Apple iOS 13's New Privacy And Security Features Questioned By Lawmakers" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Employees Strongly Support Tim Cook's Relationship With Donald Trump, Survey Shows" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft turns into a Progressive Web App that you can 'install' into macOS" iDownload Blog 7:48 AM
  • "How to rotate your Mac screen 90 degrees or upside down" iDownload Blog 7:48 AM
  • "iTunes Match, no Mac, a conundrum: Download! You can use Google Play Music as a free alternative, but first have to extract your music." Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "How to search for a specific word or phrase in a PDF on your Mac using the Preview app" Business Insider 2:00 PM
  • "How To Set Up a Default Template In Pages" MacMost 1:17 PM
  • "MacOS Or Windows, Which One Is Really Better?" Apple Gazette 1:43 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show Crimea as part of Russian territory on its apps."  BBC 9:33 AM
  • "Apple alters Maps and Weather to show Crimea as a Russian territory: But the change only applies for people using Apple's apps in Russia" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "Russia Wants To Be Seen As The Owner Of Crimea. Apple Just Recognized Them." BuzzFeed News 3:35 PM
  • "Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia's annexation of Crimea" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Maps, Weather app now shows Crimea as Russian territory: Following months of pressure from Moscow, Apple recently updated its Apple Maps and Weather apps to display Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, inviting swift condemnation from Ukrainian politicians." AppleInsider 6:53 PM
  • "Apple criticized by Ukraine for labeling Crimea as part of Russia" CNET 8:46 PM
  • "Facebook's ex-security boss Alex Stamos slams Apple as 'shameful' for changing its maps to suit a demand from the Russian government" Business Insider 1:46 PM
  • "Downtown Toronto is About to Get a New Apple Store" MacRumors 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Around the World Now Featuring Red Logos for World AIDS Day" MacRumors 2:49 PM
  • "iPhone sales decline in Q3 was 10%, not 2-7%, says Gartner." 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple is Buying Google Ads For 'Tile App' in Preparation For Its 'Tag' Product" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "Apple's 'Shantaram' Series Looking to Tap Into India's Upcoming Production Incentives Scheme (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter 7:55 AM
  • "Police Catch Thieves Who Stole $74K Worth of Apple Devices from Target" iDrop News 2:49 PM
  • "3 NY men charged with stealing almost $74k in Apple products from Dover Target, then trying in Brandywine, Christiana" WDEL Delaware 2:48 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung develops method for self-emissive QLED: Samsung says its new method for making self-emissive quantum dot diodes extended their lifetime to a million hours, opening the way for commercialisation." ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices" Engadget 1:39 PM
  • "U.S. Closes Wireless Collusion Investigation With No Charges: AT&T, Verizon and a trade group agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Manual face tagging is finally in Google Photos, but with a caveat" Android Central 12:19 PM
  • "A former world champion of the game Go says he's retiring because AI is so strong that 'even if I become number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated'" Business Insider 11:52 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up"  NBC News 10:45 AM
  • "Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies" Ars Technica 11:37 AM
  • "Google Stadia members can hand out free three-month passes" Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Lithium-Ion Batteries Are a Literal Trash Fire, and Getting Worse" iFixit 7:50 AM
  • "Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts" Mashable 2:48 PM
  • "Twitter is deleting unused accounts, freeing up loads of usernames" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "This resilient Raspberry Pi cyberdeck is made for the end of the world" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 126: Spring Into Thanksgiving And Black Friday Apps" AppAdvice 7:44 PM
  • "Clockwise #322: I'm More Surprised That I Was Surprised" Six Colors 6:08 PM
  • "MacVoices Gift Guide #5" MacVoices 1:17 PM
  • "Apple's App Behavior, Black Friday Gift Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-27" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 253: Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective" 9to5Mac 11:56 AM
  • "Keeping your Videos on a NAS to watch on Apple TV" The MT Show 7:27 AM
  • "Samsung Display and LG Display Expected to Be the Sole Suppliers of OLED Panels for Apple in 2020" Electronics Times (Korea) 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Release 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch iPhones With Thinner Displays in 2020" MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "'iPhone 12" line expected to use two different OLED screen technologies" AppleInsider 10:09 AM
  • "Amidst AirPods Pro shortages, Apple reportedly doubles production" iDownload Blog 7:48 AM
  • "Apple just doubled AirPod orders for holiday season" Apple Must 9:30 AM
  • "Apple's new AirPods Pro are barely a month old, but they're already so popular that the company is reportedly doubling production" Business Insider 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Doubles Down on AirPods Pro Production Following Strong Demand" Thurrott 6:06 PM
  • "Apple patents technology for AR audio headphones" phoneArena 9:49 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 064: 'Poor man's Migration Assistant'" 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "ChronoSync Thanksgiving eve-Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Spectacular Sunday-Cyber Monday Sale" Econ Technologies 11:33 AM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

  • "Bill Davis' First Week with the New 16 Inch Macbook Pro" 10:42 AM
  • "An iPhone 11 Pro Max review especially for you, human" The Next Web 9:50 AM
  • "Is the Apple Card worth it? After 3 months, our answer is 'sort of': The Apple Card saved my bacon when I got robbed. But it's still not the top credit card in my wallet." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Urbanista Paris earbuds review: AirPods semi-Pro [Video] 9to5Google 1:47 PM
  • "Loupedeck+ Review: Faster, More Natural Image and Video Editing with a Dedicated Control Panel" MacStories 11:37 AM
  • "Apple TV+'s 'Servant' is a spellbinding mystery that goes nowhere" Mashable 1:46 PM
  • "How To Pair (Or Re-Pair) An Apple Remote With An Apple TV" Digital Trends 9:39 PM
  • "How to adjust the ringer volume on your iPhone in 2 ways" Business Insider 2:00 PM
  • "How to Move & Arrange App Icons on Home Screen of iPhone & iPad (iOS 13 / iPadOS 13)" OS X Daily 1:59 PM
  • "5 reasons the AirPods Pro are good for Android: The AirPods Pro aren't a terribly great value on Android but the ANC and comfort may entice you to pick them up over other truly wireless earbuds." Android Central 3:06 PM
  • "Why Apple's Thanksgiving Day Challenge could change your life" Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
  • "Recaping the Latest News—Apple's New Mac Pro, Metal 2 and NVIDIA" Architosh 11:49 AM
  • "Right-to-Repair Groups Don't Buy Apple's Answers To Congress" Slashdot 10:43 AM
  • "Editorial: Pro Display XDR and Apple's Grand Stand" AppleInsider 9:35 AM
  • "What the heck's an eSIM? Just the next important phone feature you need to know about" CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Law professor claims top priority for U.S. in trade negotiations with South Korea was Qualcomm antitrust case" Foss Patents 6:08 PM
  • "Can we Predict The Next Decade in tech today?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Ren Zhengfei on the coming innovation explosion: The key to the future is open collaboration, says Ren Zhengfei, CEO and founder, Huawei" The Economist 10:41 AM
  • "Ubuntu 19.10: Quite simply the best Ubuntu Canonical has ever released/There's even support for the ZFS filesystem (though it's 'Experimental')." Ars Technica 10:07 AM
  • "YouTube, please give me back my old homepage: A crucial part of the YouTube experience is worse than ever" The Verge 9:34 AM
  • "Why can't Internet companies stop awful content? Opinion: Section 230 already got the balance right." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge: And why it's time to give up on this annual exercise" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 27, 2019" GoComics 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bowers & Wilkins launches new P Series wireless headphones" 9to5Mac 9:49 PM
  • "Unlock sound tricks in Ableton Live 10's effects: new tips" CreateDigitalMusic 6:15 PM
  • "Ria, the epic open-world adventure game for iOS and Android, gets a major gameplay update" 148Apps 3:37 PM
  • "'Steven Universe: Unleash the Light' arrives on Apple Arcade" Engadget 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Arcade adds Steven Universe RPG 'Unleash the Light'" iDownload Blog 11:37 AM
  • "Rare Apple Macintosh prototype up for auction" Geeky Gadgets 10:42 AM
  • "Premiere: Hear 'Hunting At Buhrman's' from Apple's 'Truth Be Told' Series Score" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "The Huge 'Stardew Valley' 1.4 Update Is Now Live on PC with the Mobile Version Set to Arrive Soon and Here's What You Need to Know About Save Transfer" Touch Arcade 7:50 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Gets the Gala Dragalia Event Later Today with a Daily Free Tenfold Summon Event" Touch Arcade 7:50 AM
  • "Apple confirms HomeKit-secured CCTV and router systems" Computerworld 9:30 AM
  • "Apple lists the cameras and routers that will be compatible with the latest HomeKit features" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Tech accessories to be thankful for" Macworld 7:37 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Shares Gain After Q4 Earnings Beat But Stays Silent on Xerox Takeover Battle: HP shares were indicated higher in pre-market trading Wednesday after the printer and PC maker posted modestly stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings as it continues to resist a $33 billion takeover approach from its smaller rival Xerox." TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "HP on the up as PC segment boosts earnings" Telecoms 8:26 AM
  • "HP Inc beats profit estimates on higher PC sales" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "HP Earnings Slide as Printing Business Continues to Struggle" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "HP shows signs of recovery as Xerox circles: HP insists its strategy is working as Xerox confirms hostile takeover bid is imminent" CRN UK 8:26 AM
  • "Xerox vows to take HP offer hostile as firm's refusal 'defies logic': PC maker has Xerox interest in a meger" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Xerox to HP: Like it or Not, a Hostile Takeover Is Happening" PC Magazine 8:24 AM
  • "HP Warns That Some SSD Drives Will Fail at 32,768 Hours of Use" Bleeping Computer 8:26 AM
  • "Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirms virtual reality not a priority for company's next-generation console" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "Dell Shares Slump After Q3 Earnings As PC Maker Warns on Intel Chip Shortage" TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "Dell Stock Is Falling After Management Cut Forecast for Revenue" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Q3 Earnings: Stock Falls on Lower Revenue Outlook" Market Realist 2:02 PM
  • "Dell, HPE, IBM And Lenovo Face Competition From Cloud-Based Supercomputing" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "Intel chip shortage hits Dell results" ITProPortal 8:27 AM
  • "Dell slashes 2020 forecast over chip shortage fears" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP's Christmas stockings" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Intel! China! Sliding enterprise spending! Dell cuts forecasts by $1.2bn to $2bn for fiscal '20" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Intel Likely to Divest Connected Home Division" Zacks 8:30 AM
  • "Intel partners with Mediatek to bring 5G to PCs in 2021" ChannelWorld 8:30 AM
  • "MediaTek and Intel team up to bring 5G networking to laptops and PCs" Ars Technica 3:51 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Intel Core i9-9900KS" Digital Trends 3:35 PM
  • "300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE" Phoronix 8:31 AM
  • "Nvidia takes a large bite out of AMD's market share, as RTX graphics cards make a mountain of cash" TechRadar UK 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle Sues Department of Labor to End Obama-Era Lawsuit" Breitbart 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle looks to grow multi-model database features" TechTarget 8:21 AM
  • "Cisco Shares 2020 Collaboration Predictions" UC Today 8:20 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: What the hell was that?" Apple 3.0 7:51 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to review past earnings after fraud warning" Reuters 7:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close at new records on rosier U.S. economic data, trade deal hopes: Fed's Beige Book sees slight pickup in economic activity in recent weeks" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Again Finish at Record Closing Highs: The three major U.S. stock market indexes finish Wednesday at record closing highs." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks secure new records as US economy tops expectations: Investors are thankful for another record setting session" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ticks Higher on Fresh Trade Optimism: U.S. and Chinese negotiators are in the 'final throes' of a deal, President Trump says" [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Asian markets advance following more record highs on Wall Street: Nikkei, Hang Seng inch up; rising hopes for U.S.-China trade deal" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "European stocks rise as Trump says U.S. in 'final throes' of China trade deal" MarketWatch 8:16 AM

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