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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 26, 2019


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Monday Highlights: After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday stock markets crater over 1000 points due to expanding coronavirus concerns, Apple hovering around $300, down over 4% today; Wedbush sees virus as temporary challenge, holds AAPL target at $400; meanwhile, Apple loses VirnetX appeal in the US Supreme Court; clamshell that is iOS slowly opening?; what you copy to your iOS clipboard is allegedly available to any app, Apple calls it no problemo; Safari will eventually reject HTTPS certificates if over 13 mo. old; switch from Windows to Mac? Here's a compilation of tips to make things smoother; Steve Jobs would be 65 today—more in our General Interest section; Warren Buffett finally trades his old flip phone for an iPhone, "says Apple...'probably the best business I know in the world'"; iPhone 12 to feature 802.11ay Wi-Fi?

  • "Next year is shaping up to be a huge moment for Apple as it's expected to reclaim dominance of the smartphone industry — here's what to expect in 2020"  Business Insider 11:55 AM
  • "Apple at an All-Time High: How Much Higher Can It Go? Apple is up 50% from it August lows. Is that too far, too fast for the stock? Let's look at the charts."  TheStreet 1:31 PM
  • "Apple gains for a third day, putting it on track for its best yearly performance since 2009" Business Insider 2:12 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple in 2020"  Pocket-lint 8:17 AM
  • "5 times Apple won the decade, and 5 times it lost" Digital Trends 8:29 AM
  • "The 5G iPhone Upgrade Cycle Is Crucial for Apple" Market Realist 11:27 AM
  • "Apple wants macOS apps outside the App Store to be notarized ASAP" SlashGear 8:17 AM
  • "How to add events to a Google Calendar on a computer" Business Insider 1:16 PM
  • "Add Dates To File Or Photo Names With an Automator Script" MacMost 1:14 PM
  • "Guides, How Tos, and Tips for New Mac Owners" MacRumors 10:38 AM
  • "How to record audio in Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote" iDownload Blog 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have: From useful utilities to handy archivers and transcoders, here are 30 free yet powerful macOS apps you can download today." [Slideshow] Macworld 10:38 AM
  • "Easy Cut Studio Release Version 5 with more cutter support and 64-bit compatibility" Easy Cut Studio 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Is Marketing Its Watch as a Healthcare Gadget. How Accurate Is This Claim?"  Al Bawaba 10:52 AM
  • "The Watch Is Smart, but It Can't Replace Your Doctor: Apple has been advertising its watch's ability to detect atrial fibrillation. The reality doesn't quite live up to the promise."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "The watch is smart, but it can't replace your doctor" New York Times 4:42 PM
  • "AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Flagship Mobile" AnandTech 7:59 AM
  • "How smart tech could transform disabled people's lives" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Apple iCloud 'data dump' extortionist avoids prison – Naked Security" Sophos 10:53 AM
  • "Chuck Peddle, designer of Apple II microprocessor, dead at 82" iDownload Blog 10:52 AM
  • "February 2019 in review: Security problems, iPhone sales woes, and Apple controversies" AppleInsider 2:44 PM
  • "January 2019 in review: Apple sales down, China worries up" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube gives creators more control over copyright claim disputes with new update: An automatic trim feature helps directly tackle the problem" The Verge 10:36 AM
  • "Too big to fail? Tech's decade of scale and impunity: Big tech behaves as though power absolves them of responsibility. Have we learned nothing since the financial crash?" The Guardian 9:14 AM
  • "Why the 2010s were the Facebook Decade: Facebook grew 600% in 10 years, worming its way into basically everything. How?" Ars Technica 8:20 AM
  • "The Decade Big-Money Email Scams Took Over: In the last few years, the 'Nigerian prince' scams have gotten a major upgrade." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Everything and Nothing Is a Tech Company Now: Money and mania fueled a mad scramble for firms to claim the coveted t-word this decade." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Rosemary Orchard Takes Control of Shortcuts" MacVoices 2:10 PM
  • "Christmas Aftermath, How-To Guides – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-26" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "Could Apple Use Tesla's Battery Charging Strategy For The iPhone, iPad, And Mac?" Redmond Pie 9:09 AM
  • "Apple AirPod Suppliers Seek Financing to Expand in Vietnam"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:33 AM
  • "Pair of Apple suppliers seek funding to expand AirPods production in Vietnam" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Sony Can't Make iPhone Camera Sensors Fast Enough to Keep Up With iPhone Demand" iDrop News 3:37 PM
  • "Sony Can't Keep Up With Apple's Multi-Camera Demand: Smartphones are including more cameras than ever before, and Sony doesn't have enough hours in a day to keep up with demand." PC Magazine 9:01 PM
  • "Apple Invents a Head Display Alert System that notifies the user on-screen that someone in the room requires their attention" Patently Apple 8:05 AM
  • "Future Apple HMD Device will use an Interaction Interpreter that understands Voice Commands, Hand Gestures & more" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Another Apple patent filing hints at an AirPower-like charger" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM

  • "Phone Ring Grip is a handy iPhone accessory for some (but not me)" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "How to save a photo from the clipboard to the camera roll on iOS" AddictiveTips 7:45 PM
  • "How To Control Apple TV+ Streaming Quality on Your iPhone or iPad" MacTrast 4:42 PM
  • "How to do a reverse image search on an iPad using the Google Chrome app" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "How to share your location between an iPhone and Android phone with Google Maps" Business Insider 2:44 PM
  • "How to Customize AirPods Tap Controls" OS X Daily 11:26 AM
  • "How to easily view your flight's status on an iPhone using the Search bar" Business Insider 10:40 AM
  • "Tutorials, Tips and Tricks for New iPad Owners" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "Exclusive: How to master long exposure photos with Apple's favorite iPhone app of 2019/Spectre tells us how to nail its long exposure snaps" TechRadar UK 8:17 AM
  • "iPhone touch gestures and commands—no Home button, no problem!" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Customize Apple Watch's notification sounds & vibrations with WatchSounds" iDownload Blog 8:00 AM
  • "The Ultimate iPad Setup" 148Apps 7:59 AM
  • "Getting started with Apple TV: How to set up Apple TV for the best experience" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone: 5 tips to declutter and organize apps, emails, messages, photos, more" 9to5Mac 4:57 PM
  • "Best tips and tricks for using your new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, more" 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Did you get AirPods or AirPods Pro for Christmas? These tips and tricks will help you get started" 9to5Mac 10:36 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Create—And Remember—Strong Passwords For All Your Accounts" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Tips and Tricks for New Apple Watch Owners" MacTrast 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone concept with detachable display will blow your mind" Cult of Mac 12:40 PM
  • "Is the MacBook Pro a better buy than the Air? With only a $200 difference between the two, tell us why you think the Pro is a better purchase." Engadget 10:36 AM
  • "My favorite Apple product of the decade isn't the iPhone, iPad, or Watch"  Fast Company 8:13 AM
  • "Why Lacking Skills for Cybersecurity Is Becoming a Much Bigger Deal" ITPro Today 3:37 PM
  • "Here's why you should finally #DeleteFacebook in 2020" Mashable 9:08 AM
  • "Exposed databases are as bad as data breaches, and they're not going anywhere: Hackers don't have to hack when companies make this mistake." CNET 8:00 AM
  • "If you got a Pixel 4 for Christmas, you should probably return it" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "2019's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis" Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 26, 2019" GoComics 8:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "PLAYSET | The New Music Box for iPad by Fingerlab" Playset Music 4:48 PM
  • "'Dragon Quest IV' and 'Dragon Quest VI' iPhone X Screen Size Updates Are Available Now" Touch Arcade 8:01 AM
  • "The 8 best Apple Arcade games for your new iPhone or iPad: An all-you-can-play buffet" The Verge 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "VP of Microsoft Devices Panos Panay sends out Surface Duo holiday greetings, complete with hints about holograms" OnMSFT 12:09 PM
  • "Sony PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox Series X Could Sell Starting At $499, And Here's Why" Business Times 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft patent imagines Cortana as an email master on the go: Cortana could one day summarize your emails for you when you can't stop to look at a screen." Windows Central 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Has the Power to Take the Averages Higher: Shares of MSFT do not look extended so traders should not wait for a correction to go long or add to longs." RealMoney 2:13 PM
  • "Windows 10 2004 Under Development, Here Are the New Features" Bleeping Computer 8:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers" gHacks 9:11 AM
  • "How Important Is The Intelligent Cloud Segment To Microsoft's Stock?" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Intel may be responding to AMD Ryzen with a hyperthreaded Core i3 processor: Comet Lake-S can't come soon enough" TechRadar UK 10:22 AM
  • "IBM Invents Heavy Metal and Cobalt-Free Battery: IBM Research recently announced it has discovered a new battery that does not use heavy metals such as cobalt." Tom's Hardware 10:21 AM
  • "IBM is making new form of battery that is so much better than the lithium-ion battery" TechNave 6:03 AM
  • "Fail | Official HP Spectre x360 13 specifications are straight up lying about the weight by 300 grams" NotebookCheck 10:22 AM
  • "Dell Is a Top Stock for 2020. Here's Why." MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "SAP and Oracle Versus The Best of Breeds" Forbes 1:16 PM
  • "Cisco Increases Its Societal Impact As Documented In Its 2019 CSR Report" Forbes 6:25 PM
  • "IQM CEO: Europe could lead the quantum computing revolution" VentureBeat 5:45 AM
  • "Windows on ARM needs to tell a different story" SlashGear 12/25
  • "Foxconn offers HPC facility for use by cancer center" DigiTimes 12/25
  • "Intel to intro innovative thermal design for notebooks" DigiTimes 12/25
  • "LCD heyday coming to an end" DigiTimes 12/25
  • "Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82" Engadget 12/25
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Japan Display discussing factory sale to Apple, Sharp - Nikkei"  Reuters 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Extends Rally, Solidifying 2019 as Best Year in a Decade" Bloomberg 1:18 PM
Industry News
  • "The Nasdaq Just Crossed 9000 for the First Time. Thank Apple and Microsoft." Barron's 12:08 PM
  • "U.S. stocks climb again in Santa Claus rally as all three main indexes close at records: Nasdaq Composite closes above 9,000 for first time" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Records; Nasdaq Higher for 11th Consecutive Session: The Dow Industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all set records in post-Christmas trading on Thursday." TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks rally to records, Nasdaq blows past 9,000 for first time" FOXBusiness 4:37 PM
  • "Stocks Hit Fresh Highs as Nasdaq Crosses 9000: Dow industrials, S&P 500 also end day at closing records as Nasdaq goes above 9000 for first time" [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Asian shares mostly gain in quiet post-Christmas trading - MarketWatch" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Europe's Biggest Economies Will Struggle to Recover in 2020" MarketWatch 8:01 AM

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