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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 28, 2019


  • "Jony Ive has left Apple: Ive led Apple design since 1996"  The Verge 7:27 AM
  • "iPhone designer Jony Ive removed from Apple's leadership page as he leaves company: Ives' plan to depart was announced in June."  CNET 7:26 AM
  • "Jony Ive removed from Apple executive leadership page as he officially departs the company" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Jony Ive Removed From Apple's Leadership Page" MacRumors 7:27 AM
  • "Jony Ive no longer works at Apple" Apple Must 7:28 AM
  • "Is Apple Hiding Behind Strong Privacy While Undermining Competition? Lawmakers worry that Apple could leverage data privacy for its own benefit."  Motley Fool 9:32 AM
  • "Right-to-Repair Groups Don't Buy Apple's Answers to Congress: Apple's responses around 'same unit repairs' is sort of the tech version of defining what 'is' is."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft turns into a Progressive Web App that you can 'install' into macOS" iDownload Blog 11/27
  • "AmpDevicesAgent? What Is It?" macReports 7:36 AM
  • "How to access and use Mission Control on your Mac" iDownload Blog 7:36 AM
  • "How to rotate your Mac screen 90 degrees or upside down" iDownload Blog 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "How to search for a specific word or phrase in a PDF on your Mac using the Preview app" Business Insider 11/27
  • "How To Set Up a Default Template In Pages" MacMost 11/27
  • "Thanksgiving Day Remedial" Rixstep 3:25 PM
  • "Comment: Apple and app developers, please fix your small but annoying bugs"  9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "MacOS Or Windows, Which One Is Really Better?" Apple Gazette 11/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Chess champion Garry Kasparov condemns Apple's Crimea map change"  BBC 8:48 AM
  • "Apple AirPods to Sell 15 Million Units in Holiday Season" Market Realist 2:48 PM
  • "iPhone autocorrect driving you crazy lately? You're not alone." Brisbane Times 8:29 AM
  • "Red Apple Store logos mark run-up to World AIDS Day on Dec 1st" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "Furious shoppers say Walmart is selling out of major deals before Black Friday starts, with Apple Watches selling out in minutes" Business Insider 9:00 PM
  • "'Servant' premiers on Apple TV+ as new episodes of 'The Morning Show', 'For All Mankind' and 'See' arrive a day early" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "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 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Russia Wants To Be Seen As The Owner Of Crimea. Apple Just Recognized Them." BuzzFeed News 11/27
  • "Apple and Google Maps accommodate Russia's annexation of Crimea" TechCrunch 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Apple criticized by Ukraine for labeling Crimea as part of Russia" CNET 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Downtown Toronto is About to Get a New Apple Store" MacRumors 11/27
  • "Apple Retail Stores Around the World Now Featuring Red Logos for World AIDS Day" MacRumors 11/27
  • "iPhone sales decline in Q3 was 10%, not 2-7%, says Gartner." 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Apple is Buying Google Ads For 'Tile App' in Preparation For Its 'Tag' Product" The Mac Observer 11/27
  • "Apple's 'Shantaram' Series Looking to Tap Into India's Upcoming Production Incentives Scheme (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter 11/27
  • "Police Catch Thieves Who Stole $74K Worth of Apple Devices from Target" iDrop News 11/27
  • "3 NY men charged with stealing almost $74k in Apple products from Dover Target, then trying in Brandywine, Christiana" WDEL Delaware 11/27
Non-Apple News
  • "5G radiation no worse than microwaves or baby monitors: Australian telcos" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "Facebook works to restore access after Thanksgiving Day outage" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "Amazon must check for trade mark violations: EU court adviser" Reuters 9:45 AM
  • "Google accused: Now over 40 rivals call for crackdown on Google Shopping" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "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 11/27
  • "AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices" Engadget 11/27
  • "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] 11/27
  • "Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures" The Verge 11/27
  • "Manual face tagging is finally in Google Photos, but with a caveat" Android Central 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up"  NBC News 11/27
  • "Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies" Ars Technica 11/27
  • "Google Stadia members can hand out free three-month passes" Engadget 11/27
  • "Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'" BBC 11/27
  • "Lithium-Ion Batteries Are a Literal Trash Fire, and Getting Worse" iFixit 11/27
  • "Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts" Mashable 11/27
  • "Twitter is deleting unused accounts, freeing up loads of usernames" BetaNews 11/27
  • "This resilient Raspberry Pi cyberdeck is made for the end of the world" The Verge 11/27
  • "#271: You Have a Police Record/There are a lot of iPhone cases to talk about, as well as new information about HomeKit Secure Video and Deep Fusion. One of us bought a TV, but no one here is ordering a Cybertruck." Relay FM: Connected 8:50 AM
  • "Your hot takes on MacBooks, iPhones, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 677" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 270, With Special Guest Matthew Yglesias" Daring Fireball 7:26 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 126: Spring Into Thanksgiving And Black Friday Apps" AppAdvice 11/27
  • "Clockwise #322: I'm More Surprised That I Was Surprised" Six Colors 11/27
  • "Apple's App Behavior, Black Friday Gift Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-27" The Mac Observer 11/27
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 253: Apple holiday ad, Apple Watch for kids, Group FaceTime retrospective" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Keeping your Videos on a NAS to watch on Apple TV" The MT Show 11/27
  • "Apple reveals more on their 2-Way Charging Feature that they describe as a 'Hybrid Wireless Charging System'" Patently Apple 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung Display and LG Display Expected to Be the Sole Suppliers of OLED Panels for Apple in 2020" Electronics Times (Korea) 11/27
  • "Apple Expected to Release 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch iPhones With Thinner Displays in 2020" MacRumors 11/27
  • "'iPhone 12" line expected to use two different OLED screen technologies" AppleInsider 11/27
  • "Amidst AirPods Pro shortages, Apple reportedly doubles production" iDownload Blog 11/27
  • "Apple just doubled AirPod orders for holiday season" Apple Must 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Apple Doubles Down on AirPods Pro Production Following Strong Demand" Thurrott 11/27
  • "Safari: Cannot Open Page, Fix" macReports 7:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Black Friday 2019: Here Are Some Of The Notable Discounts On The App Store" Touch Arcade 2:48 PM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:32 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:32 AM
  • "10.2" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:32 AM
  • "Productive Black Friday from Jumsoft" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in Australia: Up to $320 Apple Store Gift Card With Select Products" MacRumors 7:28 AM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 064: 'Poor man's Migration Assistant'" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "ChronoSync Thanksgiving eve-Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Spectacular Sunday-Cyber Monday Sale" Econ Technologies 11/27

  • "My first month with an Apple Watch: Series 5 made me a believer" Tom's Guide 8:48 AM
  • "I tried Apple's new battery case for the iPhone 11 Pro, and I didn't have to charge my phone for 3 days" Business Insider 9:46 AM
  • "Bill Davis' First Week with the New 16 Inch Macbook Pro" 11/27
  • "An iPhone 11 Pro Max review especially for you, human" The Next Web 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "Urbanista Paris earbuds review: AirPods semi-Pro [Video] 9to5Google 11/27
  • "Loupedeck+ Review: Faster, More Natural Image and Video Editing with a Dedicated Control Panel" MacStories 11/27
  • "Apple TV+'s 'Servant' is a spellbinding mystery that goes nowhere" Mashable 11/27
  • "How To Pair (Or Re-Pair) An Apple Remote With An Apple TV" Digital Trends 11/27
  • "How to adjust the ringer volume on your iPhone in 2 ways" Business Insider 11/27
  • "How to Move & Arrange App Icons on Home Screen of iPhone & iPad (iOS 13 / iPadOS 13)" OS X Daily 11/27
  • "How to prep tech gifts for kids" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "iOS and macOS tips and tricks to assist friends and family during Thanksgiving" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "This is why you shouldn't use Apple's highlighter tool to censor sensitive info" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Failure Will Herald Apple's Revolutionary New iPhone" Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Shouldn't Buy an Entertainment Company"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:35 AM
  • "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 11/27
  • "Why Apple's Thanksgiving Day Challenge could change your life" Cult of Mac 11/27
  • "Recaping the Latest News—Apple's New Mac Pro, Metal 2 and NVIDIA" Architosh 11/27
  • "Right-to-Repair Groups Don't Buy Apple's Answers To Congress" Slashdot 11/27
  • "Editorial: Pro Display XDR and Apple's Grand Stand" AppleInsider 11/27
  • "What the heck's an eSIM? Just the next important phone feature you need to know about" CNET 11/27
  • "Google Takes Heat from Trump, GOP: Did It Miscalculate?" Market Realist 8:49 AM
  • "Law professor claims top priority for U.S. in trade negotiations with South Korea was Qualcomm antitrust case" Foss Patents 11/27
  • "Can we Predict The Next Decade in tech today?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/27
  • "Ren Zhengfei on the coming innovation explosion: The key to the future is open collaboration, says Ren Zhengfei, CEO and founder, Huawei" The Economist 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "YouTube, please give me back my old homepage: A crucial part of the YouTube experience is worse than ever" The Verge 11/27
  • "Why can't Internet companies stop awful content? Opinion: Section 230 already got the balance right." Ars Technica 11/27
  • "How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge: And why it's time to give up on this annual exercise" The Verge 11/27
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for November 27, 2019" GoComics 11/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Incredibly useful gadgets you didn't know you needed" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Brilliant gifts for any iPad fan [Gift Guide 2019] Cult of Mac 7:13 PM
  • "2019 Apple Gift Guide" MacMost 2:40 PM
  • "Figment: Journey Into the Mind is a surreal puzzle and action game that's available for iOS now" 148Apps 10:59 AM
  • "Click wheel iPod Classic UI available in upcoming iPhone app" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "This iPhone app will make you nostalgic for the iPod click wheel: How badly do you miss the iPod click wheel?" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins launches new P Series wireless headphones" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Ria, the epic open-world adventure game for iOS and Android, gets a major gameplay update" 148Apps 11/27
  • "'Steven Universe: Unleash the Light' arrives on Apple Arcade" Engadget 11/27
  • "Apple Arcade adds Steven Universe RPG 'Unleash the Light'" iDownload Blog 11/27
  • "Rare Apple Macintosh prototype up for auction" Geeky Gadgets 11/27
  • "Premiere: Hear 'Hunting At Buhrman's' from Apple's 'Truth Be Told' Series Score" Forbes 11/27
  • "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 11/27
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Gets the Gala Dragalia Event Later Today with a Daily Free Tenfold Summon Event" Touch Arcade 11/27
  • "Apple confirms HomeKit-secured CCTV and router systems" Computerworld 11/27
  • "Apple lists the cameras and routers that will be compatible with the latest HomeKit features" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Tech accessories to be thankful for" Macworld 11/27
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Confirms a New Windows 10 Known Issue" Softpedia 10:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 bug warning: Devices on Thunderbolt Dock can fail after PC wakes" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Gets Dedicated Shopping Hub on Phones" Thurrott 7:33 AM
  • "Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrades Slowed Down by Intel Chip Delays" Softpedia 7:41 AM
  • "AMD is dominating Intel in Amazon's best-selling CPUs list" TechSpot 7:39 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 & Zen 4 Based Ryzen 4000 CPUs Now Supported By AIDA64" WCCFTech 7:40 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 4000 7nm+ Zen 3 CPUs Spotted In AIDA64 Update" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Intel is losing against AMD: Everywhere it's trying, AMD is beating its rival." Engadget 9:13 AM
  • "Intel chip shortage hits Dell PC shipments and revenue" Hexus 7:40 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake-X HEDT vs. AMD Ryzen: Fight!" TechSpot 7:41 AM
  • "Mass Exodus From Intel Marketing As Key Execs, Carvill, Hook And Lennon Depart" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "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 11/27
  • "HP on the up as PC segment boosts earnings" Telecoms 11/27
  • "HP Inc beats profit estimates on higher PC sales" Reuters 11/27
  • "HP Earnings Slide as Printing Business Continues to Struggle" [Paid Membership Required] 11/27
  • "HP shows signs of recovery as Xerox circles: HP insists its strategy is working as Xerox confirms hostile takeover bid is imminent" CRN UK 11/27
  • "Xerox vows to take HP offer hostile as firm's refusal 'defies logic': PC maker has Xerox interest in a meger" The Inquirer 11/27
  • "Xerox to HP: Like it or Not, a Hostile Takeover Is Happening" PC Magazine 11/27
  • "HP Warns That Some SSD Drives Will Fail at 32,768 Hours of Use" Bleeping Computer 11/27
  • "Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirms virtual reality not a priority for company's next-generation console" GeekWire 11/27
  • "Dell Shares Slump After Q3 Earnings As PC Maker Warns on Intel Chip Shortage" TheStreet 11/27
  • "Dell Stock Is Falling After Management Cut Forecast for Revenue" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/27
  • "Dell Q3 Earnings: Stock Falls on Lower Revenue Outlook" Market Realist 11/27
  • "Dell, HPE, IBM And Lenovo Face Competition From Cloud-Based Supercomputing" Forbes 11/27
  • "Intel chip shortage hits Dell results" ITProPortal 11/27
  • "Dell slashes 2020 forecast over chip shortage fears" IT PRO (UK) 11/27
  • "Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP's Christmas stockings" MarketWatch 11/27
  • "Intel! China! Sliding enterprise spending! Dell cuts forecasts by $1.2bn to $2bn for fiscal '20" The Register 11/27
  • "Intel Likely to Divest Connected Home Division" Zacks 11/27
  • "Intel partners with Mediatek to bring 5G to PCs in 2021" ChannelWorld 11/27
  • "MediaTek and Intel team up to bring 5G networking to laptops and PCs" Ars Technica 11/27
  • "AMD's Ryzen Gang Is Currently Clobbering Intel On Amazon's CPU Sales Chart" HotHardware 11/27
  • "300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE" Phoronix 11/27
  • "Nvidia takes a large bite out of AMD's market share, as RTX graphics cards make a mountain of cash" TechRadar UK 11/27
  • "Oracle Sues Department of Labor to End Obama-Era Lawsuit" Breitbart 11/27
  • "Oracle looks to grow multi-model database features" TechTarget 11/27
  • "Cisco Shares 2020 Collaboration Predictions" UC Today 11/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: What the hell was that?" Apple 3.0 11/27
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to review past earnings after fraud warning" Reuters 11/27
Industry News
  • "Thanksgiving 2019: TheStreet Special Report/Also, could Apple see explosive holiday sales? Check out what one New York shopper plans to do." TheStreet 7:43 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures Fall As Trump Signs Bill Backing Hong Kong Protesters, Raising China Trade Fears" Investor's Business Daily 7:44 AM
  • "Stocks Slip After Trump Backs Hong Kong Protesters: Investors grow concerned that the legislation could further complicate U.S.-China trade talks" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Asian markets pull back as China-U.S. tensions tick up over Hong Kong bills: Nikkei, Hang Seng little changed as traders wait to see what happens next" MarketWatch and Associated Press 7:45 AM

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