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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 29, 2019


  • "Why Is Apple Trusted More Than Google?" ["On the subject of financial wellbeing, he says that 'it seems as if they have taken the Apple Health app and instead of fitness and activity rings, you have interest rings. They walk the talk of actual care. Financial health indexes are not new, but what Apple has tried to do is put the customer first and provide practical services that make it stand apart from heritage banks and fintech companies.'"]  Forbes 7:23 AM
  • "The chain of trust in Apple's devices"  Intego 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's 'big story' this holiday season is its credit card, analyst says" CNBC 4:01 PM
  • "Tech giants are racing to create the next big computing device after the smartphone. Qualcomm's president says it may be just two years away. Some of the world's biggest players in the tech industry — including Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft —are betting big on augmented and virtual reality." [BI Prime] Business Insider 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Must Fight Credit Card Tech Patent Lawsuit in Texas" Bloomberg Law 3:58 PM
  • "Jony Ive disappears from Apple's leadership page, signaling his official departure from the company" CNBC 3:58 PM
  • "Jony Ive has disappeared from Apple's leadership page 5 months after announcing he was leaving" Business Insider 7:42 AM
  • "Jony Ive, iPhone designer, has now left Apple" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Update Not Found. The Requested Version Of macOS Is Not Available, Fix" macReports 10:51 AM
  • "AmpDevicesAgent? What Is It?" macReports 11/28
  • "Mac Catalyst: The good, the bad, and the ugly/A new era of Mac apps is upon us, and I took the first wave of them for a ride"  Digital Trends 4:02 PM
  • "Make the Mac Dock More Powerful By Adding Special Folders" MacMost 3:57 PM
  • "Apple or Google Photos? Which App Is Best for Cost, Quality & Editing" iPhone Life Magazine 12:13 PM
  • "How to update the Safari browser on your Mac computer by installing the latest version of macOS" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to access and use Mission Control on your Mac" iDownload Blog 11/28
  • "Thanksgiving Day Remedial" Rixstep 11/28
  • "Comment: Apple and app developers, please fix your small but annoying bugs"  9to5Mac 11/28
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to take 'deeper look' at disputed borders" BBC 9:34 PM
  • "Apple reviews policies after Maps app gives Crimea to Russia" Bloomberg News 9:30 PM
  • "The best smartphone cameras of 2019" ["If you're invested in Apple's iOS ecosystem, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a safe bet for any mobile photographer. At 124 points, it lags a little behind the best in class in terms of Photo score, but still delivers very good results in most conditions; moreover, it is currently our joint number one device for Video."] DxOMark 12:18 PM
  • "Student Develops App That Turns iPhone Into iPod Classic" PC Magazine 7:13 AM
  • "Apple TV+ See featurette goes behind-the-scenes" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Meteorologist's Apple Watch contradicts his forecast during live broadcast" Mashable 11:38 AM
  • "Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/28
  • "Chess champion Garry Kasparov condemns Apple's Crimea map change"  BBC 11/28
  • "Apple AirPods to Sell 15 Million Units in Holiday Season" Market Realist 11/28
  • "iPhone autocorrect driving you crazy lately? You're not alone." Brisbane Times 11/28
  • "Red Apple Store logos mark run-up to World AIDS Day on Dec 1st" 9to5Mac 11/28
  • "Furious shoppers say Walmart is selling out of major deals before Black Friday starts, with Apple Watches selling out in minutes" Business Insider 11/28
  • "'Servant' premiers on Apple TV+ as new episodes of 'The Morning Show', 'For All Mankind' and 'See' arrive a day early" iDownload Blog 11/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Intel says Qualcomm's illegal licensing practices cost it billions" phoneArena 9:29 PM
  • "Tax credit for Tesla buyers set to expire before the end of the year" BGR 7:10 PM
  • "Samsung on trial: Can top South Korea company stay on course? - Nikkei Asian Review" Nikkei 6:24 PM
  • "China makes it a criminal offense to publish deepfakes or fake news without disclosure: Mirroring new California law on political ads" The Verge 4:04 PM
  • "The best smartphone front cameras of 2019" DxOMark 12:14 PM
  • "Stadia's first-party games studio is led by several Assassin's Creed veterans" 9to5Google 12:04 PM
  • "America: Your mobile video quality is the worst of all G7 countries/The mobile video experience in the US has improved, but it's still worse than Canada's or Mexico's."  ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Huawei to Fight Back Against Latest FCC Restrictions: Chinese telecom giant is challenging U.S. efforts to limit how its business operates" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "266: And That's How They Made Google Wave" The Rebound 11:10 AM
  • "Why mobile healthcare apps are at risk [Q&A] BetaNews 7:41 AM
  • "Taiwan chipmakers optimistic about demand for TWS earbuds in 2020" DigiTimes 10:48 AM
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Considering Bundling AirPods With 2020 iPhones" MacRumors 10:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Best Apple Black Friday Deals 2019: AirPods, Apple Watch & More: Wirecutter" The Wirecutter 7:11 PM
  • "Everyone loves a four day weekend — of shoppingGet an Apple Store Gift Card of up to $200 on select products during our four-day shopping event.* And more offers now through Monday." Apple 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM

  • "Five great features of the 16-inch MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Hands-on with the closest wireless charger we may see to AirPower, now in black" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan's Servant is unsettlingly good fun [Review] Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "My first month with an Apple Watch: Series 5 made me a believer" Tom's Guide 11/28
  • "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 11/28
  • "How to get AirPods Pro ear tip replacements" 9to5Mac 4:02 PM
  • "How to transfer your data from iPhone to Android [Video] 9to5Google 11:37 AM
  • "8 essential skills for new AirPod Pro owners..." Apple Must 12:52 PM
  • "How to save money on Apple products by buying refurbished" iDownload Blog 12:04 PM
  • "How to prep tech gifts for kids" Engadget 11/28
  • "iOS and macOS tips and tricks to assist friends and family during Thanksgiving" 9to5Mac 11/28
  • "This is why you shouldn't use Apple's highlighter tool to censor sensitive info" The Next Web 11/28
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Considering Puting AirPods in The Box With 2020 iPhones" MacTrast 9:51 PM
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, Apple's Missing MacOS Ports, MacBook Pro Booting Problems" Forbes 9:29 PM
  • "[Apple responds after seeing strong criticism] Apple makes change to show Crimea differently in its apps to satisfy Russian government" 9to5Mac 6:24 PM
  • "BBC News: 'Apple Changes Crimea Map to Meet Russian Demands'" Daring Fireball 11:28 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: A forced repair leading to a rethink about my next Mac" 9to5Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Take on Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri?" Market Realist 7:45 AM
  • "Huawei's Competitive Products Could Scare Apple" Market Realist 7:44 AM
  • "Apple software features to be thankful for: Features you can't live without." Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Failure Will Herald Apple's Revolutionary New iPhone" Forbes 11/28
  • "Why Apple Shouldn't Buy an Entertainment Company"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/28
  • "Publishers Are Applying Onerous Restrictions on Ebooks at Libraries" Pixel Envy 9:36 PM
  • "The Blipvert Presidency: Max Headroom anticipated the head-exploding information overload of today." Slate 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple News+ Offering Three-Month Free Trial in U.S. and Canada This Weekend Only" MacRumors 4:02 PM
  • "Awesome gifts for any Apple Watch fan [Gift Guide 2019] Cult of Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Remote Desktop app for iOS updated with several new features" 9to5Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Signal's secure iOS messenger now supports iPads" Engadget 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel says Qualcomm tactics forced it out of modem chip market" Reuters 9:33 AM
  • "Intel says Qualcomm's business practices drove it out of the modem chip market" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Connected car prices may rise if Qualcomm wins antitrust case: auto makers" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'/Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark." Computerworld 10:51 AM
  • "Xbox boss won't bring VR to Xbox Scarlett, even after playing 'Half-Life: Alyx'" BGR 6:22 PM
  • "HPE: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Impress Shareholders" Market Realist 9:33 AM
  • "Goodbye screens, Hello voice: Tech's biggest platform shift since the smartphone is happening. Here's what it means." Business Insider 12:36 PM
  • "Two Phase Immersion Liquid Cooling at Supercomputing 2019" AnandTech 1:29 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers - sources" Reuters 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms a New Windows 10 Known Issue" Softpedia 11/28
  • "Windows 10 bug warning: Devices on Thunderbolt Dock can fail after PC wakes" ZDNet 11/28
  • "Microsoft Edge Gets Dedicated Shopping Hub on Phones" Thurrott 11/28
  • "Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrades Slowed Down by Intel Chip Delays" Softpedia 11/28
  • "AMD is dominating Intel in Amazon's best-selling CPUs list" TechSpot 11/28
  • "AMD Zen 3 & Zen 4 Based Ryzen 4000 CPUs Now Supported By AIDA64" WCCFTech 11/28
  • "AMD Ryzen 4000 7nm+ Zen 3 CPUs Spotted In AIDA64 Update" HotHardware 11/28
  • "Intel is losing against AMD: Everywhere it's trying, AMD is beating its rival." Engadget 11/28
  • "Intel chip shortage hits Dell PC shipments and revenue" Hexus 11/28
  • "Intel Cascade Lake-X HEDT vs. AMD Ryzen: Fight!" TechSpot 11/28
  • "Mass Exodus From Intel Marketing As Key Execs, Carvill, Hook And Lennon Depart" HotHardware 11/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's AirPods Fire Up One of Asia's Top Stocks in 2019" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks snap four-day win streak on U.S.-China trade worries, but post monthly gains: U.S. Black Friday shopping off to good start for retailers" MarketWatch 12:56 PM
  • "Stocks notch best month since June: It is the final trading day of what will be a winning month for stocks" FOXBusiness 12:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide at Start of Holiday-Shopping Season: Data on retail sales will provide investors with fresh insights on strength of household spending" [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; Hang Seng drops 2%" Associated Press 8:00 AM
  • "European stocks worried over U.S.-China relations, but head for November gain: Ocado and E.ON among stocks on the move for Friday" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

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