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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 28, 2019


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Weekend Highlights: Apple found to have broken California labor laws so says state's supreme court, company must pay store employees overtime for time waiting to have bag(s) searched; Ben Lovejoy says Apple needs to accept ruling, apologize, and pay up; photographers will be interested in this review of Loupedeck+, compatible with a number of macOS apps; Jason Snell on Malwarebytes' report of rise in Mac malware, viruses; iPads with Google Forms will be used to track Nevada Democrat caucus to avoid repeat of Iowa caucus; Signal app hopes to go mainstream providing secure secure messaging for the masses; CEO of Epic Games calls for end to loot boxes; YouTuber EverythingApplePro compares new Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max.

  • "Apple to Bask in the Glory of 5G and Wearables in 2020"  Market Realist 5:08 PM
  • "14 incredible tech products that didn't exist 10 years ago" [#1 iPad, #11 AirPods, #13 Apple Watch] Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Apple @ Work: What are Apple's top ten enterprise innovations of the past decade?" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch's Heart Technology" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "NYU doctor sues Apple over Apple Watch's ability to detect atrial fibrillation" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Apple has hit another all-time high, and one trader says more records are ahead"  CNBC 12/27
  • "Apple made a big Hollywood splash in 2019. In 2020, it needs even more: The Apple TV Plus launch this year was a multibillion-dollar bet. Next year we learn if Apple can move beyond being just the iPhone company."  CNET 12/27
  • "What to expect from Apple in 2020: Looking ahead to the year to come, Dan Moren lays out some of the big things to expect (and not) out of Cupertino." Macworld 12/27
  • "Loup Ventures' 2020 Tech Predictions: 1. Apple Will Be the Best Performing FAANG Stock in 2020" Loup Ventures 12/27
  • "Regulating Big Tech was mostly talk in 2019 — expect the same in 2020: Facebook, Alphabet, Apple and Amazon remain in a holding pattern as revenue continues to pile up, and stock prices and market values soar" MarketWatch 12/27
  • "Apple AirPod Suppliers Seek Financing to Expand in Vietnam" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12/27
  • "Rumor: Apple Could Transition Safari to Google's Open-Source Chromium" Digital Trends 12/27
  • "How To Check CPU Model In Mac Using Terminal In macOS" Redmond Pie 12:31 PM
  • "How to permanently unhide the User Library folder on macOS" AddictiveTips 12/27
  • "How to combine two columns in Microsoft Excel without losing data" Business Insider 12/27
  • "Adobe Apps: 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core versus 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core" Bare Feats 12/27
  • "8 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away" Intego 12/27
  • "Sorry Microsoft, Apple's Windows 10 is the operating system we really want!" BetaNews 8:32 PM
  • "Apple's New MacOS Catalina Rules Risk Causing Confusion" Forbes 5:51 PM
  • "No, Safari isn't switching from WebKit to Chromium FFS" iMore 12/27
Press Releases
  • "Navicat Monitor Version 2.0 is Released" prMac 12/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook says Apple will donate to relief efforts for widespread bushfires in Australia" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Year in review: Everything Apple released across all of 2019" 9to5Mac 11:42 AM
  • "From the iPhone 4 to the S7, these are TNW's most beloved phones of the 2010s" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "The 20 biggest tech flops of the 2010s: These projects didn't make it into the next decade" [AirPower] The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "May 2019 in review: New MacBook Pro, new iPod touch, and controversy from Adobe" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's cheapest iPhone from 2018 was the most popular smartphone in the world this year, and it's further evidence that people are fed up with the high prices of new phones" Business Insider 12/27
  • "Revamped Apple Maps Expands to the Southeast and Central United States, Completing Rollout" MacRumors 12/27
  • "Apple has completed the rollout of the new Apple Maps: It's time to put Apple's new map to the test." iMore 12/27
  • "Apple to Donate Money to Support Fire Relief Efforts in Australia" MacRumors 12/27
  • "Apple to donate to Australian brush fire relief efforts: Apple will donate funds to ongoing relief efforts in Australia, where a dangerous combination of record temperatures, high winds and drought over the past two months set the stage for dozens of devastating brush fires." AppleInsider 12/27
  • "Apple 'hacker' spared jail over iCloud blackmail" BBC 12/27
  • "Using Night mode to shoot 40 continuous days of darkness" 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "April 2019 in review: Apple settles with Qualcomm to get its 5G modem" AppleInsider 12/27
  • "March 2019 in review: AirPower is dead, Apple TV+ lives, and Apple Card is born" AppleInsider 12/27
  • "Late collector's vintage Macs find a new home at Montana museum" Cult of Mac 12/27
Non-Apple News
  • "Spotify: We're Hitting 'Pause' on Political Ads in 2020" PC Magazine 4:46 PM
  • "Mistakes were made: Hilarious internet mess-ups from the 2010s" Digital Trends 11:39 AM
  • "The Witcher's Henry Cavill Gave The Perfect Answer When Asked If PS4 Or Xbox One Is Best" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S11 isn't going to happen (rumor says): If you're expecting a Galaxy S11 in 2020, you may be in for a peculiar surprise. Perhaps you should blame Apple." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "The FAA Wants To Track All Drones Flying In The US" UberGizmo 12/27
  • "4 enterprise AR trends to watch in 2020" VentureBeat 12/27
  • "Amazon is patenting hand-recognition technology, and it could be implemented in Amazon Go stores" Business Insider 12/27
  • "Google is poised to make another blitz at CES 2020: The world's largest tech conference has become a crucial battleground for Google Assistant in its war against Amazon and other rivals." CNET 12/27
  • "How AI helps unlock the secrets of Old Master and modernist paintings" Ars Technica 12/27
  • "The Decade That YouTube Changed TV: In the last 10 years, traditional celebs have begun clamoring for a spot on the erstwhile cat video haven, even as it's churned out stars of its own." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/27
  • "Facebook Messenger Now Requires a Facebook Account" PC Magazine 12/27
  • "iMore Show 685: Apple's Decade in Review" iMore 3:59 PM
  • "Setting the best Move Goal in Apple Watch [Cult of Mac Magazine 329] Cult of Mac 11:44 AM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 161: Apple's Spectacular Year on Wall Street" Above Avalon 7:54 AM
  • "Apps To Delete, Year Of Security – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-27" The Mac Observer 12/27
  • "Pro Display XDR is a game-changer, AppleTV+ show renewed before debut on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 12/27
  • "Apple's enters... the space game!? We discuss, this week, on The CultCastCult of Mac 12/27
  • "Apple Might Take Over iPhone Display Factory" PC Magazine 4:46 PM
  • "Apple Rumored to Launch High-End 'Gaming Focused' Mac for 2020 for a Somewhat Reasonable Price" WCCFTech 8:36 AM
  • "Will Apple's 2020 iPad Pros sport a rear triple camera?" Digital Trends 6:17 PM
  • "Group slofie on iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 3:57 PM
  • "Slofie on iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 3:57 PM
  • "Slofie in the rain with iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 3:57 PM
  • "Slofie to the beat with iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 3:57 PM
  • "Apple sued over atrial fibrillation optical sensor in Apple Watch: A doctor has launched a lawsuit alleging that Apple is willfully violating a patent surrounding the technologies used in the Apple Watch to detect atrial fibrillation optically." AppleInsider 12/27
  • "Wiesel Versus Apple" Scribd 12/27
  • "Japan Display in talks with Apple and Sharp to sell factory: Sale of entire facility seen to help turnaround efforts of struggling maker" Nikkei 12/27
  • "Apple spent 2019 giving us most of what we wanted: Cheaper iPhones, keyboards that work... oh my." Engadget 12/27
  • "Exclusive Renders and 360-degrees Video of 2020 iPad Pro 11" and 12.9"" iGeeksBlog 12/27
  • "Renders Depict Alleged Design of 2020 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models With Triple-Lens Cameras" MacRumors 12/27
  • "Apple's 2020 iPad Pro Leaks In New Renders With iPhone 11 Pro-Style Triple Cameras" HotHardware 12/27
  • "'Why does my Wi-Fi keep disconnecting on my iPhone?': How to fix your iPhone's faulty Wi-Fi connection" Business Insider 12/27
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Latest Apple Pay promotion offers 20% off Grubhub through New Year's Day" 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/27
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/27
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/27

  • "MH40 Wireless review: Beautiful, yet flawed" iMore 12/27
  • "Review: the Promise Pegasus J2i is a well-designed option to add SATA HDD storage to Mac Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "Totallee's minimalist car charger works great (and I really like its automatic arms feature)" Apple World Today 12/27
iOS Apps
  • "'SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions' Review – Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound" Touch Arcade 12/27
  • "Audio not working for one of your AirPods? Here's how to fix it" 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "How to turn off Low Power Mode on an iPhone in 2 different ways" Business Insider 12/27
  • "How to safely erase your iPad, iPhone or Mac before returning it" Cult of Mac 12/27
  • "iOS 13: How to Delete Installed Apps From Your Device" The Mac Observer 12/27
  • "How to Change What AirPods Pro Stems Do When Squeezed" OS X Daily 12/27
  • "How to change your iCloud password on your iPhone to protect your privacy" Business Insider 12/27
  • "Five iOS 13 sleeper features that everyone should know [Video] 9to5Mac 7:54 AM
  • "13 Settings To Customize On Your Brand New iPhone" MacMost 12/27
  • "'Does the iPad have 3D Touch?': The iPad does not — here's what you use instead of 3D Touch on an iPad" Business Insider 12/27
  • "10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch: Take your little wrist computer to the next level with these great apps." Macworld 12/27
  • "2020 iPad Pro Renders Leaked, Shows Off Triple Camera Setup" UberGizmo 12/27
  • "2020 iPad Pro renders bring a taste of the future" Cult of Mac 12/27
  • "An Apple fan's cheatsheet to the Google ecosystem: Until Apple expands its line-up of HomeKit products, it's time to give Google Nest accessories a look." iMore 12/27
  • "Cassandra -Friday Diversion: Apple Help and a Glimmer of Light with the iPhone 11 Pro Photo Sync Failure" eXtensions 12/27
  • "Is Apple the Most Suitable Buyer for Broadcom's RF Chip?" Market Realist 12/27
  • "Amazon CFO's Tragic Death Underscores Retail Giant's Sacrifice Of Safety For Speed Of Deliveries" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "California's privacy law means it's time to add security to IoT" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "Leaders must lead: How Google's resistance to employee organizing endangers our democracy and our economy" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "How We Killed The Old Internet: It's 2020 — do you know where your content is?" BuzzFeed News 8:40 AM
  • "2019 was the year things got weird for video games" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "'They're abysmal students': Are cell phones destroying the college classroom? A cri de coeur from a philosophy professor." Ars Technica 12/27
  • "The Rise — And Rise — Of Mass Surveillance" BuzzFeed News 12/27
  • "The New York Times's Hypocrisy on Ad Tracking and Privacy" Daring Fireball 12/27
  • "NVIDIA GeForce Now review: Cloud gaming utopia/GeForce Now showcases the limitless potential of cloud gaming — provided you can get into the beta." Android Central 12/27
  • "Why Are We So Nostalgic For the Technology From Our Past?" Digital Trends 12/27
  • "Decade of Dystopia: How Tech in the 2010s Brought Us to Disaster" Digital Trends 12/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iQIYI Announces its 2020 Strategy of the iQIYI Knowledge App, Focusing on Educational Videos and IP-based Content" PRNewswire 12/27
  • "Digital Pens: World Market Outlook to 2027 with Profilings of Anoto Group, Apple, Canon, Convergene, E-pens, Hanvon Technology, and More" PRNewswire 12/27
  • "Apple Now Selling Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker, AirPods Pro Cases" MacRumors 12/27
  • "10 amazing and affordable accessories for your new Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 12/27
  • "First MFi-certified LED flash for iPhone 11 photography now available" 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "Anker unveils first MFi certified iPhone 11 flash, shipping next month for $49.99" The Verge 12/27
  • "Anker Creates The First MFi Certified iPhone LED Flash Accessory" UberGizmo 12/27
Computer Industry
  • "Intel 10th Gen Desktop CPU Lineup Full Specifications Confirmed – Core i9-10900K 10 Core Flagship With Up To 5.3 GHz Velocity Boost" WCCFTech 8:35 AM
  • "Alleged Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake-S lineup leaked, up to 10 cores at over 5GHz" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "AMD's 4th Gen Ryzen APUs, 8 Cores Coming in Early 2020" UltraGamerZ 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's Support Of Windows 7 Ends In January, Here's What You Need To Know" HotHardware 6:48 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise's New Strategy Is a Two-Edged Sword" Motley Fool 8:27 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 long-term review: What I think after owning one for 2 years" LAPTOP Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "U.N. greenlights Russia's cybercrime convention resolution, alarming rights advocates" AFP-JiJi, AP 12:28 PM
  • "Letter: How Nadella added more value to Microsoft" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/27
  • "Microsoft proposes AI that improves when you smile" VentureBeat 12/27
  • "Microsoft's 'Immature' Operating System Support Makes Its First 2020 Victim" Softpedia 12/27
  • "Windows 10 X immaturity reportedly scuppering Intel's plans for folding laptops" MSPoweruser 12/27
  • "Intel Supposedly Prepping New Thermal Design For Notebooks" ExtremeTech 12/27
  • "DigiTimes: Intel to Announce Advanced Thermal Module at CES" Tom's Hardware 12/27
  • "Intel Reportedly Developing Breakthrough Project Athena Thermal Module For Laptops" HotHardware 12/27
  • "Intel Unleashing Core i9-10900K CPU 10-Core CPU, Unlocked Up To 125W TDP, Clock Speeds Will Higher Than Ever Before!" WCCFTech 12/27
  • "Intel's First Discrete GPU Might Be Based on Next-Gen Integrated Graphics" ExtremeTech 12/27
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Budget GPU Set To Be Unleashed At CES, Rumor Has It" TechRadar 12/27
  • "Scientists Teleport Data Between Two Quantum Chips Ushering The Singularity" HotHardware 12/27
  • "Dell Technologies-led India external storage market up 8pc in Q3" New Kerala 12/27
  • "Oracle Deploys Cloud Region in India to Support Client Growth" Zacks 12/27
  • "Oracle Deploys Cloud Region in India to Support Client Growth" Zacks 12/27
  • "Cisco Stock Had a Troubling Year. That Could Continue in 2020." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/27
  • "AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs" AnandTech 12/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is the Mark of Excellence: Apple is at the core, for me personally, at the very center of my 5G technology trade." RealMoney 12/27
  • "Apple: What a way to end a decade" Apple 3.0 12/27
  • "AAPL 2019 performance the best since 2009, up more than 80%" 9to5Mac 12/27
  • "Apple Will Lead FAANG Performers Again Next Year, Loup Says" Bloomberg 12/27
  • "Long-Term Investor in Apple? Have a Look at This: Apple has been on fire, rallying more than 100% from the January lows. When can investors buy the stock?" TheStreet 12/27
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 rise as stocks extend record-setting rally: U.S. stock indexes close to best annual performance in two decades" MarketWatch 12/27
  • "Dow, S&P Close at Record Highs; Nasdaq Slips as Stocks Close Out Christmas Week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at a record highs Friday while the Nasdaq slipped to end the holiday-shortened week." TheStreet 12/27
  • "Dow, S&P rally to all-time highs as Santa rally keeps delivering on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 12/27
  • "Dow Industrials Inch Ahead to Record: S&P 500 ends roughly flat while Nasdaq slips from Thursday's peak" [Paid Membership Required] 12/27
  • "European markets poised for another record session, inspired by Wall Street gains: Qiagen tumbles after company rejected potential suitors" MarketWatch 12/27

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