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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 29, 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?

  • "Why Apple, Google, and other big tech companies create their own fonts" ["The Mac revolutionized personal computing. And it was Apple designer Susan Kare's job to create digital fonts and icons to usher in this new age."]  Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "New York doctor sues Apple over irregular heartbeat detection: He claims the Apple Watch is using his technique." Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Apple to Bask in the Glory of 5G and Wearables in 2020"  Market Realist 12/28
  • "14 incredible tech products that didn't exist 10 years ago" [#1 iPad, #11 AirPods, #13 Apple Watch] Business Insider 12/28
  • "Apple @ Work: What are Apple's top ten enterprise innovations of the past decade?" 9to5Mac 12/28
  • "Apple Sued by New York Doctor Over Watch's Heart Technology" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/28
  • "NYU doctor sues Apple over Apple Watch's ability to detect atrial fibrillation" 9to5Mac 12/28
  • "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 12/28
  • "Sorry, This Apple Windows 10 Concept Isn't An OS We Want But A Few Features Are" HotHardware 7:22 PM
  • "The Long Run - Extended Attributes from Tiger to Catalina" Rixstep 7:48 AM
  • "Sorry Microsoft, Apple's Windows 10 is the operating system we really want!" BetaNews 12/28
  • "Apple's New MacOS Catalina Rules Risk Causing Confusion" Forbes 12/28
Press Releases
  • "Navicat Monitor Version 2.0 is Released" prMac 12/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's revamped Maps starts rolling out in US: The updated Apple Maps uses only the data collected by the iPhone maker and can push updates in realtime and has much more detailed features for users" Indo Asian News Service 8:17 AM
  • "Schoolboy's adorable reaction over iPhone Christmas present warms thousands of hearts: Six-year-old Liverpool boy Max Knowles really wanted an iPhone but couldn't believe his luck when he realised his parents had actually got him one for Christmas" Mirror Online UK 11:08 AM
  • "June 2019 in review: The Mac Pro arrives at WWDC, and Jony Ive departs" AppleInsider 11:09 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 year in review: iPhone, Macs, Wearables, Services" iDownload Blog 7:32 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple ships world's largest LCD display" Cult of Mac 7:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple will donate to relief efforts for widespread bushfires in Australia" 9to5Mac 12/28
  • "Year in review: Everything Apple released across all of 2019" 9to5Mac 12/28
  • "From the iPhone 4 to the S7, these are TNW's most beloved phones of the 2010s" The Next Web 12/28
  • "The 20 biggest tech flops of the 2010s: These projects didn't make it into the next decade" [AirPower] The Next Web 12/28
  • "May 2019 in review: New MacBook Pro, new iPod touch, and controversy from Adobe" AppleInsider 12/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Ring and Amazon Face a Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Hacks" Digital Trends 8:24 PM
  • "Patent Hints at New PlayStation Controller Design: Sony has been granted a patent for a new PlayStation controller that features two more buttons than the existing DualShock 4 model, but it might not be for the PlayStation 5." PC Magazine 1:57 PM
  • "U.S. companies are forcing workers to train their own foreign replacements" Axios 8:07 AM
  • "Amazon's year of turbulence" Axios 8:07 AM
  • "Spotify: We're Hitting 'Pause' on Political Ads in 2020" PC Magazine 12/28
  • "Mistakes were made: Hilarious internet mess-ups from the 2010s" Digital Trends 12/28
  • "The Witcher's Henry Cavill Gave The Perfect Answer When Asked If PS4 Or Xbox One Is Best" Forbes 12/28
  • "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 12/28
  • "#516: Looking Toward 2020/David and Stephen review 2019, and the changes it brought to the Apple ecosystem before talking about their hopes for 2020." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 7:32 PM
  • "iMore Show 685: Apple's Decade in Review" iMore 12/28
  • "Setting the best Move Goal in Apple Watch [Cult of Mac Magazine 329] Cult of Mac 12/28
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 161: Apple's Spectacular Year on Wall Street" Above Avalon 12/28
  • "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 and Sharp In Talks to Purchase Japan Display Factory" WebProNews 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Might Take Over iPhone Display Factory" PC Magazine 12/28
  • "Apple Rumored to Launch High-End 'Gaming Focused' Mac for 2020 for a Somewhat Reasonable Price" WCCFTech 12/28
  • "Will Apple's 2020 iPad Pros sport a rear triple camera?" Digital Trends 12/28
  • "Group slofie on iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 12/28
  • "Slofie on iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 12/28
  • "Slofie in the rain with iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 12/28
  • "Slofie to the beat with iPhone 11 — Apple" YouTube 12/28
  • "'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

  • "MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2019) Under Stress: Heat, Fan, And Noise Control" Forbes 7:32 PM
  • "Apple keyboard face-off: Are the MacBook Pro's 'scissor' keys really better?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:22 PM
  • "I tested a Wi-Fi 6 router and laptop together. Is it really that much faster?" Digital Trends 8:24 PM
  • "Review: Ampere's Travel-Friendly Unravel AW+ Wireless Charging Pad" Forbes 11:43 AM
  • "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
  • "Here's A Clever Way To Turn Your Wi-Fi Network Password Into A QR Code For Better Security" HotHardware 7:21 PM
  • "How to Record Video Using QuickTake on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro" OS X Daily 11:09 AM
  • "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
  • "Did you sign up for Apple Music over the holidays? Check out these tips" 9to5Mac 8:29 PM
  • "New Apple Watch? Everything to know about heart rate, fall detection, battery: The Apple Watch is part fitness tracker, part miniature iPhone and entirely awesome." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "5 Essential Accessories For Your New iPhone" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Five iOS 13 sleeper features that everyone should know [Video] 9to5Mac 12/28
  • "Your AirPods Pro Earbuds Smell Like Blueberries (Yes, Really)" iDrop News 7:34 PM
  • "Dear Apple, bring Mac apps to the iPad!" iLounge 12:20 PM
  • "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
  • "There's Money To Be Made In Taming Open Source Software Code" Forbes 8:43 PM
  • "Does YouTube radicalize users? This study says not —but it's deeply flawed." Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "How Tech Companies Could Skirt California's Strict New Privacy Law" Slashdot 1:50 PM
  • "How much of a genius-level move was using binary space partitioning in Doom?" Ars Technica 8:12 AM
  • "Amazon CFO's Tragic Death Underscores Retail Giant's Sacrifice Of Safety For Speed Of Deliveries" HotHardware 12/28
  • "California's privacy law means it's time to add security to IoT" VentureBeat 12/28
  • "Leaders must lead: How Google's resistance to employee organizing endangers our democracy and our economy" VentureBeat 12/28
  • "How We Killed The Old Internet: It's 2020 — do you know where your content is?" BuzzFeed News 12/28
  • "2019 was the year things got weird for video games" VentureBeat 12/28
  • "'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
  • "Patent Filing Shed Light on Microsoft Cortana's Future" WebProNews 8:17 AM
  • "Intel 10th-gen desktop chips may pack better multitasking across the board" Engadget 7:21 PM
  • "Leaked slides of of Intel Comet Lake-S allegedly show TDP ratings and core boost frequencies" KitGuru 8:32 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen 3 Rumblings Point To Huge Gains In IPC And Floating Point Performance" HotHardware 7:22 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU Specifications Confirmed – 2304 Cores, 6 GB GDDR6 Memory, Up To 1620 MHz Clocks" WCCFTech 8:32 AM
  • "Rumours suggest AMD Ryzen 4000 will offer significant performance gains" KitGuru 8:33 AM
  • "Intel 10th Gen Desktop CPU Lineup Full Specifications Confirmed – Core i9-10900K 10 Core Flagship With Up To 5.3 GHz Velocity Boost" WCCFTech 12/28
  • "Alleged Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake-S lineup leaked, up to 10 cores at over 5GHz" Neowin 12/28
  • "AMD's 4th Gen Ryzen APUs, 8 Cores Coming in Early 2020" UltraGamerZ 12/28
  • "Microsoft's Support Of Windows 7 Ends In January, Here's What You Need To Know" HotHardware 12/28
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise's New Strategy Is a Two-Edged Sword" Motley Fool 12/28
  • "Dell XPS 15 long-term review: What I think after owning one for 2 years" LAPTOP Magazine 12/28
  • "U.N. greenlights Russia's cybercrime convention resolution, alarming rights advocates" AFP-JiJi, AP 12/28
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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