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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 6, 2019


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  • "Apple's 5 most important business products of the decade" ["But one bet is certain; Apple is likely to continue introducing paradigm-changing technologies, on average, once a decade. And, it's been almost 10 years since the iPad was introduced, so the next revolutionary release could be right around the corner."]  TechRepublic 1:29 PM
  • "Apple: Here's why iPhone 11 uses location data even though you've told it not to"  ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Apple: Mysterious iOS 11 location pings were because of 'ultra-wideband compliance'" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Apple: iPhone 11 Pro handsets check location to comply with regulations" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Why Apple Scrapped the Release of Its Oscar Contender, 'The Banker': A fact-based story starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie was supposed to hit theaters Friday. Then a complaint by a relative of the film's hero gave Apple second thoughts." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:14 PM
  • "Apple reportedly paid $20 million for the 'The Banker,' its first major movie whose release is now in doubt" Business Insider 3:14 PM
  • "Apple iOS 13 Autocorrect Fails: Focus On Privacy Weakens Apple's AI, Experts Say"  Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "Stealthy MacOS Malware Tied to Lazarus APT" Threatpost 8:37 AM
  • "Mac users targetted by Lazarus 'fileless' Trojan" Sophos 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:14 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.15.2 beta 4 to developers" AppleInsider 12:46 PM
  • "How to fix the 'Update Apple ID Settings' bug in MacOS Catalina" Digital Trends 10:21 AM
  • "10 best tricks you didn't know your Mac could do: Make life easier with these Mac shortcuts and tips." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Learn how to inspire yourself with Logic's Apple Loops: Next up in our Logic Tips series, Jono Buchanan uses Logic's built-in Apple Loops to inspire new ideas for a track." MusicTech 8:39 AM
  • "Filling In a Web Page Form Using Automator" MacMost 2:04 PM
  • "How to schedule a Google Hangout using Google Calendar" Business Insider 10:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "Recosoft ships ID2Office 2020 - InDesign to Word, PowerPoint and Keynote" prMac 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "FeganScott Law Firm Confirms PhoneGate: New FCC-Accredited Lab Results Show Apple and Samsung Smartphone RF Radiation Levels Exceed Federal Limit"  Business Wire 12:19 PM
  • "Law Firm Sues Apple and Samsung, Claiming Phones Exceed Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Levels" MacRumors 1:13 PM
  • "Apple TV+ Content No Longer Playing in Dolby Vision HDR for Apple TV 4K Owners" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Goes Greener By Purchasing The First-Ever Carbon-Free Aluminum" UberGizmo 8:48 PM
  • "Apple Watch saves Palm Beach County man's life" WPBF 25 News 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Watch's EKG tech may have saved yet another life" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Holding Apple Park Open House for Cupertino Residents, Collecting Toys for Kids" MacRumors 12:14 PM
  • "Doctors discovers huge spike in head injuries after release of iPhone and Pokemon Go" Metro UK 8:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs-signed floppy auctioned off $84,115 - 11 times its expected price" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "'Dickinson' Season 2 Adds Finn Jones, Pico Alexander" Variety 4:44 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon to open new office in Manhattan in 2021" Reuters 5:45 PM
  • "State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court" Associated Press 4:47 PM
  • "Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right: The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Bernie Sanders: We Need to Break Up Broadband Monopolies/'With no incentive to innovate or invest, these conglomerates charge sky-high internet prices to reap profits from consumers,' the Democratic Presidential candidate said in unveiling his 'high-speed internet access for all plan' on Friday." PC Magazine 4:14 PM
  • "Adobe buys VR creative tool Oculus Medium" ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "Sundar Pichai: Alphabet's cautious new helmsman" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:14 AM
  • "MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera" Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Why kids don't trust Alexa: We tend to think of children as blindly trusting of whatever information comes their way. They're not." MIT Technology Review 8:39 AM
  • "If You Have An Amazon Echo Or Google Home, The FBI Has Some Urgent Advice For You: You might have to do a little work with your Internet Of Things devices to stay secure." Inc. 7:44 AM
  • "Why You Should Wait Until 2021 to Buy a 5G PC: Qualcomm-powered 5G PCs will go on sale early next year, likely at very low prices. Intel 5G laptops won't happen until much later, but they could be worth the wait." PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "New ransomware attacks target your NAS devices, backup storage" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Ted Landau on Home Theater Building and The State of the Mac" MacVoices 1:59 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 254: Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future" 9to5Mac 1:29 PM
  • "Premier League Streaming, TMO Gift Guides – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-06" The Mac Observer 1:29 PM
  • "Twitter Trickery, Charging Insecurity, Cryptocurrency Malware, and More" Intego Mac Podcast 12:15 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Billie Eilish, Activation Lock, and MacBook Pro" The Loop 12:15 PM
  • "Big change coming to MacBook Pro and we reveal our Gear of the Year, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone 5G rumors, Touch ID, Apple's butterfly keyboard suit on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple could release 5 new iPhones next year — here's what we know about them so far" Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 Might Actually Be Called the iPhone 9" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "Unlikely rumor claims 'iPhone SE 2' will be called 'iPhone 9'" AppleInsider 11:46 AM
  • "Is Apple really considering an iPhone with no ports at all?" GearBrain 8:19 AM
  • "Apple may have an entirely portless iPhone planned" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Will Apple kill off the Lightning charging port on its iPhones? The iPhone giant is reportedly planning to launch a high-end smartphone in 2021 without a charging cable port." USA Today 4:20 PM
  • "TSMC to kick off 3nm process manufacturing in 2022" DigiTimes 8:58 AM
  • "3-nanometer chips will be ready for 2022 iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Investigating 16-Inch MacBook Pro Popping Sound Issue, Fix Planned in Future Software Updates" MacRumors 4:17 PM
  • "How to fix the new 16-inch MacBook Pro's clicking speakers" Cult of Mac 1:13 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 16 Users Suffering Audio 'Popping' and Display Ghosting" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mark Your Calendars! Best Buy Unveils 12 Days of Deals: Starting Monday, Dec. 9, daily deals will be revealed on some of the hottest tech brands including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google and more. Featured offers are guaranteed to be lowest price of our season." Business Wire 12:20 PM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM

  • "iPhone 11 vs. iPhone XR: We put cameras, design and speed to the test" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Buds review: An excellent value plagued by small annoyances" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Review: Nomad Active Strap finally makes leather waterproof" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "Mujjo Insulated Touchscreen Gloves review: Better but less unique" iMore 1:59 PM
  • "Apple's Most Devoted Fans Once Again Take Center Stage in a New Edition of 'The Cult of Mac'" MacRumors 3:13 PM
  • "Review: Audi's 2019 A7 Offers Wireless CarPlay and Up to Three Big Dashboard Screens" MacRumors 8:48 PM
  • "Apple TV Plus' Servant: M. Night Shyamalan's new baby will keep you up at night/Review: The disturbing new thriller is much more than a haunting tale of a baby named Jericho." CNET 4:49 PM
  • "Truth Be Told is a cold case that doesn't heat up [Review] Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-On with Clips 2.1: Memoji and Animoji Support, Plus New Sticker Face Tracking and More" MacStories 8:17 AM
  • "Filmic Firstlight review: Subscription model holding back slick camera app/Photo camera app for iPhone that features advanced manual controls combined with live vintage filters, film grain, and vignette effects to make mobile photography fun and creative." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "How to see and download Family Purchases on iPhone, iPad" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
  • "How to make your iPad Home screen a productivity powerhouse" Apple Must 12:11 PM
  • "How to Recover Deleted Emails in Mail for iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 10:34 AM
  • "How Do You Turn Apple TV Auto-Play Off" macReports 10:33 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to Find and Use the iOS Magnifying Glass" The Mac Observer 9:14 AM
  • "How to convert Live Photos into GIF, Video or Still on iPhone [Guide] WCCFTech 8:39 AM
  • "Can My iPhone or iPad Get a Virus?" How-To Geek 8:39 AM
  • "Worried about 5G and Cancer? Here's Why Wireless Networks Pose No Health Risk" TidBITS 4:42 PM
  • "There's No Stopping Apple From Launching an All-Wireless iPhone, So You Better Prepare For It" Inc. 1:30 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: Buying the 16-inch MacBook Pro, mostly for the wrong reasons" 9to5Mac 9:39 AM
  • "All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare: Concern is overblown, but it's no surprise people worry" Computerworld 9:35 AM
  • "Choosing an iPhone Is About to Get Way Too Complicated" Softpedia 8:38 AM
  • "Evaluating the rumors of the 2020 and 2021 iPhones: With this year's iPhones already on the market, rumors for the next two years of Apple's smartphones have already started to bloom." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "We all could use an unbreakable Tesla Cyberphone" Yanko Design 1:30 PM
  • "How LG's G8X ThinQ evolves the dual-screen smartphone: LG put a flagship smartphone in a case with a second display, but does a second display make a case for a flagship smartphone?" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "If You Use Venmo the Good Way, Your Life Will Improve: A while ago, a friend sent me 25 cents on Venmo. My relationship to the platform has never been the same." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Office mobile apps Fluent redesign may not be skin deep only" SlashGear 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Chrome Canary will soon let you send webpages to your phone via QR code" Android Central 8:57 PM
  • "Buff Studio Globally Launches My Coloring, a Mobile 3D Pixel Art Coloring Book Game" Business Wire 12:20 PM
  • "'Truth be Told,' 'Hala,' now streaming on Apple TV+" AppleInsider 9:55 AM
  • "Twelve South's Parcslope works fine with Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro" Apple World Today 8:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How the end of Moore's Law will usher in a new era in computing" Telegraph 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Found 44M Accounts Using Breached Passwords" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Finds Password Security Problem Affecting 44 Million Users" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 November 2019 Update on people" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 1809 user? Microsoft has started herding you to 1909 update: The process is 'phased', says Microsoft, but it's starting five months before Windows 10 version 1809 support ends." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "IBM installs new supercomputer at Rensselaer as part of $2 billion AI Hardware Center" The Business Review 8:00 AM
  • "Rensselaer focuses IBM's AiMOS supercomputer on machine learning" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "A top IBM Research executive outlines the 3 critical steps organizations pursuing enterprise-wide AI need to take" [BI Prime] Business Insider 10:34 AM
  • "Amid takeover talk, HP Inc. betting big on Vancouver, 3D printing" The Columbian 8:25 AM
  • "HP, cutting elsewhere, floats major new site in Vancouver" The Oregonian 8:25 AM
  • "Was HP Wrong to Reject Xerox's Takeover Offer?" Market Realist 8:26 AM
  • "AMD has to increase hardware prices to maintain its stellar growth" PCGamesN 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Zen 4 Will Leverage TSMC's 5nm Node with a Higher Core Count: Report" TechQuila 8:29 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake CPU benchmarks leak teasing an early 2020 release" PCGamesN 8:32 AM
  • "Dell Mulls to Integrate AMD Products in its Systems Following Intel's CPU Crisis" Electronic Tech Devices 8:32 AM
  • "Michael Dell's Money Managers Change How His Wealth Is Invested" [Paid Membership Required] 8:40 AM
  • "DOL's $400M pay-discrimination suit is unconstitutional, Oracle argues: The feds are calling 20+ witnesses in a case Oracle says is against federal law." Ars Technica 8:23 AM
  • "Oracle Shareholders Get Rare Doc Rights In $9.3B Tie-Up Row" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "How Oracle SD-WAN Simplifies Migration to Multi-cloud" eWeek 8:24 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 61% Share Price Gain" Simply Wall St. 8:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL cruises to all-time high as overall US stock market sees gains" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Shares Reach New All-Time High, But Saudi Aramco to Overtake as World's Most Valuable Company" MacRumors 9:56 AM
  • "Saudi Aramco to Overtake Apple as World's Most Valuable Company" MacRumors 9:16 AM
  • "Thanks to the flotation of a Saudi oil giant, Apple is no longer the world's most valuable company" iMore 8:08 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow industrials post best day in 2 months after better-than-expected November jobs report: U.S. economy adds 266,000 jobs and unemployment falls to 3.5%" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Strong Jobs Report, Trade Deal Optimism: Stocks finish higher Friday, driven by a positive jobs report and continued optimism about a trade agreement between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "Stocks jump on jobs data, trade optimism" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 5:49 PM
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Climb on Strong Jobs Report: U.S. stocks and government-bond yields rose Friday after a surprisingly upbeat monthly jobs report signaled strength in the U.S. economy, offsetting some of the jitters about trade that rattled investors earlier in the week." [Paid Membership Required] 5:49 PM
  • "Asian markets inch up ahead of U.S. jobs report: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance as China offers reassurance that trade talks are on track" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:44 AM

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