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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Decade in review: How iPhones, Android and others shaped the smartphone era"  Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone XR was the Top-Selling Model Globally in Q3 2019"  Counterpoint 7:21 AM
  • "Apple iPhone XR is the best selling smartphone worldwide in Q3 of 2019" GearBrain 10:12 AM
  • "iPhone XR: Best-Selling Smartphone Through Q3 2019" PC Magazine 3:42 PM
  • "How Apple's push to rule the smartphone industry has made Apple Store employees feel like robots"  Business Insider 9:40 AM
  • "The ingenious way Steve Jobs led design reviews at Apple"  Fast Company 7:36 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple will start enforcing its Mac app security policy in February: Apps will run otherwise, but you'll need to jump through hoops first." Engadget 2:14 PM
  • "Google Chrome impacted by new Magellan 2.0 vulnerabilities" ZDNet 7:16 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to enable keyboard typing sounds on macOS" AddictiveTips 6:05 PM
  • "Saving and Recalling Window Positions With Automator" MacMost 2:14 PM
  • "How to set up and manage multiple signatures in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
Op/Ed
  • "What to Do When a macOS Update Goes Wrong" Michael Tsai 12/23
  • "Stereo-paired HomePods need to be a Mac sound option" 9to5Mac 12/23
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple AirPods sales to soar and become third biggest product in 2021"  Business Insider 9:41 AM
  • "Upgrade for 5G? More than a third of iPhone owners may do so." 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Self-Proclaimed Hacker Blackmailed And Threatened Apple To Wipe Over 300M iCloud Accounts" Business Times 7:36 AM
  • "Londoner who tried to blackmail Apple with 300m+ iCloud account resets was reusing stale old creds" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Jony Ive donates $130k for school orchards; says trees key to Apple Park" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Google and Apple have booted messaging app ToTok which was downloaded millions of times and reportedly a UAE spy tool" Business Insider 12/23
  • "Emirati 'surveillance app' ToTok promoted by Huawei as Apple punts it from store" The Register 12/23
  • "Google and Apple remove alleged UAE spy app ToTok" BBC 12/23
  • "A 22-year-old was convicted after trying to blackmail Apple for $100,000 of iTunes cards" Business Insider 12/23
Non-Apple News
  • "The 3 biggest storage advances of the 2010s" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Could Samsung's next Galaxy Fold phone have a glass display?" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "Internal T-Mobile documents show the company considering a Comcast merger" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Huawei Warns Google: We Are Almost Ready To Replace You—New Report" Forbes 7:15 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 272, With Special Guest Rich Siegel" Daring Fireball 6:05 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 323: The pits and peaks of 2019" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple has free 2-hour delivery for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches for Christmas Eve" Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Future version of the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard Folio that includes new Touch Gesture Functionality" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
  • "FCC Says The iPhone Does Not Exceed Radiation Levels" UberGizmo 12/23
  • "First supposed case designs of iPhone 12 hit the web, shows flat sides like iPhone 4" 9to5Mac 12/23
  • "'iPhone 12" leak reveals exciting new design inspired by iPhone 4" Cult of Mac 12/23
  • "Report: AirPods Pro provide a significant Bluetooth latency improvement" iMore 12/23
  • "AirPods Pro Offer 'Close to Seamless' Audio Experience Thanks to Improved Bluetooth Latency" MacRumors 12/23
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Your iPhone Is Out Of Date Watch Error, Fix" macReports 7:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPad 10.2in (2019) review: The best laptop you can buy for less than £450..." Expert Reviews 7:37 AM
  • "Is the iPhone 11 waterproof? We couldn't drown it, nor the iPhone 11 Pro: Let's take the iPhone 11 to extremes with an underwater drone." CNET 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook Portal vs Google Nest Hub Max: Let's find out which is the better 10-inch smart display" Digital Trends 7:26 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Solitaire Time Warp Review" Tapscape 3:42 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Alarms do sound when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb mode, as long as your alarm is set up properly — here's how to make sure" Business Insider 3:44 PM
  • "How to control which apps access your location on iOS and Android" Digital Trends 2:14 PM
  • "How to Send a Last Minute Gift Through the iOS App Store" The Mac Observer 12:27 PM
  • "How I Modded the Silicone Tips of AirPods Pro with a Memory Foam Layer" MacStories 9:40 AM
  • "How to Use the YouTube App's New Voice Search Feature When Casting to a Smart TV" MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Got An Apple Watch 5? How To Secure It In Three Simple Steps" Forbes 7:21 AM
Tips
  • "How Many Displays Can You Plug Into Your Mac?" iDrop News 3:47 PM
  • "Apple AirPods: The very best tips and tricks for your wireless headphones" CNET 7:36 AM
  • "Tips for new tech devices: Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks." Computerworld 7:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Jeremy's 2020 Apple predictions: Save your money for these new devices" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Privacy shmivacy: The forgotten feature" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Five products we'd love to see from Apple in 2020: We know we can expect new iPhones, Apple Watches, and Mac updates. What about everything else?" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "New report cites one reason in particular that Apple's iPhone will have a truly exciting year in 2020" BGR 12/23
  • "Why Apple killed the floppy disk and headphone jack before you were ready to give them up"  CNN Business 12/23
  • "I don't want to switch from Android to iPhone because Apple's ecosystem is too good" ["Apple's ecosystem is second to none, and comes with great functionality — as long as you use other Apple devices. By locking myself into Apple's ecosystem, I would have fewer options for what kind of laptop I need, and Apple's doesn't offer the options I want."]  Business Insider 12/23
  • "Amazon Music vs. Apple Music: Which non-Google service is better for Android users?" Android Central 12/23
Non-Apple
  • "2020 is VR's make-or-break year: The stars might finally align for virtual reality next year." Engadget 9:40 AM
  • "Best Android smartphones 2019: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and more/Here's a lowdown of the best devices for those who can't stand Apple" IT PRO (UK) 12/23
  • "How Gaming Changed in the 2010s: From the meteoric growth of Twitch and mega moves in esports, to the ease of on-the-go gaming with Nintendo Switch and rise of cloud gaming subscriptions, the video game industry has many reasons to show off their success." The Hollywood Reporter 12/23
  • "Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone?" BBC 12/23
  • "The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV" Reuters 12/23
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Android, iOS versions of WhatsApp close to adding Dark Mode" phoneArena 9:03 PM
  • "Pip brings Apple Watch's Nightstand Mode to jailbroken iPhones" iDownload Blog 12:34 PM
  • "iOS and Android Speedtest Apps Now Include Free VPN Service" MacTrast 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Promotes Holiday Bonuses in Games like Fortnite and Minecraft" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Apple Teases End-Of-Year App Store Daily Deals" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "Apple Arcade standout 'Assemble With Care' is coming to PC next year" Engadget 12/23
  • "Apple is offering free two-hour delivery for last-minute Christmas shoppers" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 23: Merry Christmas!" The MUG Center 12/23
  • "Apple Offering an App Store 'Surprise' From December 24 to December 29" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Apple offering week of App Store freebies for the holidays" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "Checkm8 Exploit Allows Access To iPhone Data, Email Passwords Even When Vulnerable Devices Are Locked" Redmond Pie 12/23
  • "'Pokemon Masters' 1.5.0 Adds Mission Bingo, Daily Mission Renewals, Tutorial Updates, Difficulty Updates, and More on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 12/23
  • "Pocket City's Big Update Adding Regions, Transit Stats, Rail Improvements, and More Is Now Live on iOS and Android for Free" Touch Arcade 12/23
Computer Industry
  • "We live in a Windows 10 world now: After the travesty of Windows 8, Microsoft got back on track with Windows 10." PC Gamer 6:49 AM
  • "Microsoft arm backs 'kidtech' start-up SuperAwesome: M12, Microsoft's venture arm, is buying a stake in a UK-based provider of software to keep children safe online, Sky News learns." Sky News 6:48 AM
  • "Indians can't use Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana mobile app from January 31" The Hindu 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft could split Feature Experience updates for Windows users: Microsoft may soon separate system and shell updates for Windows users." Hindustan Times 6:49 AM
  • "Oracle and Microsoft expand their partnership to Canada" MSPoweruser 12:00 PM
  • "IBM Research Created A Battery That Exceeds Lithium-Ion And Does So Without Hazardous Heavy Metals: Everything from electric vehicles to smartphones all run lithium-ion units with risky heavy metals that're a finite resource, IBM just made do without them" Rojak Daily 6:42 AM
  • "IBM Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know" Zacks 6:07 PM
  • "HP 3d printing trends 2020 - 3D Printing Media Network" 3D Printing Media 6:46 AM
  • "Nvidia SoC Boasts '7x Xavier Performance'" EE Times Asia 5:47 AM
  • "IoT Applications and AI at The Edge Level" EE Times Asia 5:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "After Moving Higher, Apple May Stop Bearing Fruit While It Corrects" InvestorPlace 6:06 PM
  • "Can Qualcomm See Sustainable Revenue Growth, Despite A One-Time Payment of $4.7 Billion By Apple?" Forbes 10:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks closed mixed on North Korea tensions, Boeing drag" MarketWatch 12:09 PM
  • "Stocks Waver as Wall Street's Record Run Pauses: Stocks trade mixed Tuesday but not before Nasdaq sets an all-time intraday high." TheStreet 12:09 PM
  • "Nasdaq closes at record high for ninth straight day amid quiet Christmas Eve session" FOXBusiness 12:10 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Lower Ahead of Christmas Holiday: Trading volumes are thin, as some investors appear to be taking a break" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:11 PM
  • "European Markets Trade Flat As Traders Wind Down For The Holidays" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

 
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