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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 6, 2020


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Weekend Highlights: Tile, maker of tracking devices, decries Apple's anti-competitive practices and will be among four companies testifying before a House Judiciary subcommittee against big tech monopoly; Apple's purchase of "shows how AI is moving right onto devices" says Wired, opening the future for Apple's AI, and Dan Moren analyzes this and two more of Apple's recent acquisitions; New York Times wonders why the DOJ is pressing Apple for help even though tools exist to crack iPhones—more on Apple vs. DOJ/FBI in our Op/Ed section; AppleInsider has tips for decluttering your Mac; Goldman Sachs insists they're in control of who gets an Apple Card despite Apple's "created by Apple, not a bank" claim; following controversy, Apple's The Banker will be released in theaters, a first for Apple; latest AirPods Pro firmware complaints over worse noise cancellation.

  • "Apple is poised to dominate the media landscape — here's why" ["But Apple's moves in both hardware, software, and media put them far ahead in making frictionless, seamless, and integrated media experiences. Apple's hardware and software (already in the hands of millions) extends from the watch and the phone to the tablet and TV enabling cross-device media integrations (e.g., recommendations, control, etc.) that will transform the media landscape."]  BetaNews 11:52 AM
  • "Why CES 2020 Is Crucial for Apple Right Now"  Market Realist 3:32 PM
  • "Apple Has a Case of the Mondays as Analysts Differ on Tech Giant's Outlook: Analysts are mixed about Apple's outlook after the stock touched an all-time high of $300 last week."  TheStreet 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Analysts See More Upside After Last Year's 86% Rally" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Welcome to Apple: A one-party state/The tech giants have as much money and influence as nations. So what if we reported on them like countries? What would Apple be? A liberal China..."  Tortoise Media 8:37 AM
  • "Apple can make 2020 its strongest year in India: The year 2019 saw a complete turnaround in Apple's market share and presence in India, fuelled by attractive price drops on previous generation iPhone models (iPhone XR), affordable newer flagship premium models (iPhone 11) and attractive schemes on other products." IANS 8:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook earned $125 million at Apple in 2019" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "How to enable Reader View automatically for websites in mobile and desktop Safari: Reader View offers a stripped down, more controllable reading experience." Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Using Keynote To Create Narrated Videos" MacMost 1:12 PM
  • "The OmniFocus Project Revisited" Rixstep 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "CleanMyMac X 4.5.2" TidBITS 11:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's fastest 5G iPhones may not launch until late 2020 or early 2021, analyst says"  CNBC 11:23 AM
  • "Ricky Gervais slams Apple over Chinese factories" BBC 1:22 PM
  • "iPhone 12 Pro with faster 5G may not arrive until 2021, analysts warn" Cult of Mac 11:23 AM
  • "Ricky Gervais roasts Apple as Golden Globes snub 'The Morning Show'" AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasts Tim Cook for Apple's 'sweatshops in China'" The Apple Post 8:42 AM
  • "Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasts Apple in CEO Tim Cook's face" MacDailyNews 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Misses Out on Golden Globe Success, as Host Ricky Gervais Mocks its 'Sweatshops'" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Why Amazon got smacked by Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes jab at Apple over labor practices" GeekWire 2:56 PM
  • "iPhone utterly dominated US holiday smartphone sales" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "FBI seeks Apple's help in unlocking phones of suspected Pensacola naval station gunman" NBC News 10:26 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR has O2 network problem" BBC 1:22 PM
  • "Cristiano Ronaldo seen using iPod Shuffle before Juventus vs Cagliari match" The Apple Post 1:22 PM
  • "Apple releases new 'Inside The Morning Show' promo video" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Bluetooth LE Audio standard details support for universal audio sharing, hearing aids, more" 9to5Mac 10:31 PM
  • "CES 2020: Samsung introduces enterprise-ready Galaxy Chromebook" ZDNet 10:25 PM
  • "Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020" CNET 10:23 PM
  • "New Gaming PC Comes With Built-In Xbox One or PS4" Kotaku 3:37 PM
  • "Why Have So Few Women Won the Most Important Award in Computing? Since 1966, 70 computer scientists have won the Turing Award. Only three have been women." Slate 2:56 PM
  • "A.I. Comes to the Operating Room: Images made by lasers and read by computers can help speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors during surgery." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:06 PM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Wi-Fi 6E Moniker for 802.11ax in the 6 GHz Spectrum" AnandTech 2:53 PM
  • "Wi-Fi 6 devices capable of using 6GHz band to get Wi-Fi 6E branding" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "VPN warning: REvil ransomware targets unpatched Pulse Secure VPN servers/Researcher warns organizations to patch Pulse Secure VPN flaws now or risk 'big game' REvil ransomware attacks." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "How AI is preventing email phishing attacks" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "New lithium-sulfur battery could let phones last five days between charges" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "#279: I Predict It Every Year, Why Stop Now? With a new year come Jason's predictions for Apple in 2020. How varied can the iPhone product line get? Will Apple make its most interesting laptop yet--and will it run macOS or iPadOS?" Relay FM: Upgrade 4:09 PM
  • "Cool Stuff Found from CES Unveiled – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-06" The Mac Observer 10:32 AM
  • "Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich – Mac Geek Gab 796" The Mac Observer 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Could Delay Some iPhone 5G Launches Into 2021 - Susquehanna" StreetInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple to launch sub-6GHz 5G iPhones this year, but faster mmWave 5G iPhones delayed until 2021" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Intel aims beyond 5Ghz for future MacBook Pro H-series processors" AppleInsider 9:46 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade on the way: Intel teases 5GHz, 8-core 16-thread Comet Lake mobile processors" Macworld 2:11 PM
  • "Apple Plans to Switch to Randomized Serial Numbers for Future Products Starting in Late 2020" MacRumors 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Store Briefly Lists 2006 iMac for $999: The 17-inch 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo iMac appeared due to a technical issue and anyone who placed an order saw it quickly cancelled." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM

  • "Can You Game on a $6,000 Mac Pro?? Sure, the new Mac Pro is supposed to be a workstation, but that doesn't mean it can't game... right?" YouTube: Snazzy Labs 8:28 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Desktop-Class Safari for iPad: A Hands-On Look at the Difference the iPadOS Update Makes to Apple's Browser" MacStories 9:49 AM
  • "Exclusive: Moonshades is an old school dungeon-crawler 5 years in the making" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 9:47 AM
  • "How to delete text messages on your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:42 AM
  • "iPadOS: Merge All Windows and Other Long Press Tips" The Mac Observer 11:04 AM
  • "When touching a key wakes your Mac, how do you clean your keyboard?" The Loop 9:47 AM
  • "Apple's Breathe app on the Apple Watch has been confusing people for years" 9to5Mac 6:17 PM
  • "Welcome to Apple – A one-party state – Tortoise" Kirkville 8:37 AM
  • "Steve Jobs—A Self-Marketing Genius" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Surface Beat Apple's iPad In One Crucial Area" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "CES 2020: Lessons for the Apple enterprise" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "I tried this $13,000 gamer chair to see if it'd make me a Real Gamer" Mashable 2:54 PM
  • "Hands on: Galaxy Chromebook stole my heart in minutes" 9to5Google 8:24 AM
  • "Social Media, it's worse than we thought!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:46 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "CES 2020: Anker's PowerHouse 100 portable battery can fully charge a 2019 MacBook Pro" iMore 10:26 PM
  • "OtterBox launches first antimicrobial glass iPhone screen protector approved by the EPA" 9to5Mac 10:23 PM
  • "Elios Combines GPS Tracking and Battery Technology for New Product" The Mac Observer 10:10 PM
  • "Apple TV+ iPad Poster Series coming to Today at Apple in select stores" iMore 7:03 PM
  • "CES 2020: Best of iPhone & iPad Accessories" AppleInsider 5:38 PM
  • "Lutron expands HomeKit-compatible Caséta line with new motion sensor and repeater" 9to5Mac 5:38 PM
  • "'Swapland' is a Clever Puzzle Platformer Coming to iOS in April" Touch Arcade 3:34 PM
  • "CES Unveiled 2020: Multi-Device Wireless Chargers, Nanoleaf Hexagons, and Robots, Plus New Samsung TVs" MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "TCL Unveils New Audio Offerings including a Premium Sound Bar and True Wireless Headphones at CES 2020" PRNewswire 3:32 PM
  • "Apple TV+ iPad Poster Series bringing show illustrators to Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Art Lab: Explore Color and Composition Inspired by SEE/Washington area, Tue, January 28 Apple Carnegie Library" Apple 3:31 PM
  • "Art Lab: Illustration Inspired by For All Mankind/Chicago area, Tue, January 14 Apple Michigan Avenue" Apple 3:30 PM
  • "Panasonic and Technics unveil three true wireless buds with active noise cancelation" Android Police 3:30 PM
  • "Anker's Made for iPhone Certified Flash Accessory Now Available for Preorder" MacRumors 2:25 PM
  • "Apple Launches Annual 'Back to University' Promo in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Brazil" MacRumors 2:12 PM
  • "CES 2020: Best of Health and Fitness" AppleInsider 2:12 PM
  • "Health tech at CES 2020: Health tech always has a big presence at CES, and that's no different in 2020. Check out the best devices we've seen in the following slides and check back as we add more products throughout the week." [Slideshow] CNET 1:22 PM
  • "SwitchArcade Round-Up: 'Blackmoor 2', 'Invisible Fist', and Today's Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Including 'Hyper Light Drifter', 'Bloo Kid 2', and More" Touch Arcade 1:22 PM
  • "CES – Targus Adds Qi Charging to Cypress+ and Mobile ViP+ Bags" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Apple makes surprise appearance at CES 2020 in a unique Samsung product: One of Samsung's signature products of CES 2020 is a TV that automatically rotates between portrait and landscape: and works with the iPhone." CNET 11:50 AM
  • "LG OLED TVs Make Creators' Dreams Come True, BringIng Cinema, Sports, Gaming To Life In New Ways" ["New for 2020, the Apple TV app allows customers to subscribe and watch Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels as well as access their iTunes video library and buy or rent more than 100,000 films and TV shows. Customers with 2018 and 2019 LG TV models will also be able to enjoy the Apple TV app this year."] PRNewswire 11:39 AM
  • "CES 2020: Apple TV App Debuting on 2020 LG OLED TVs, Coming to 2019 and 2018 Models Later This Year" MacRumors 11:27 AM
  • "Urinary tract problems? There's an app for that" Apple Must 10:29 AM
  • "Moen launches standalone smart water leak detector, iOS FloSense software update, and smart faucet" 9to5Mac 9:47 AM
  • "CES: Is your dog happy? There's an iOS app for that" Apple Must 9:40 AM
  • "Epson Introduces Fast, High-Volume Color Duplex Document Scanner Engineered for Business" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "IKIN Creates SDK for iOS Holographic Rendering with Professional Services Support from Unity Technologies" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "Blink Fitness Expands And Brings Happiness To Dallas - Fort Worth" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Doppler 2 for iPhone lets you import, manage and edit your music with ease" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "CES 2020: Interesting Apple HomeKit product announcements (u)" Apple Must 8:33 AM
  • "Ring adds privacy dashboard to app in response to security concerns" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Harman Kardon returns to headphones after six years to take on Apple's AirPods" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Mophie looks to the car to expand its line of batteries" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "IKEA's smart blinds now work with Apple HomeKit" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "ShiftCam's MultiLens Camera Cases for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Now Available" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "Seagate Unveils 2 Portable SSD Drives for Gamers, Power Users" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Xerox Firms Up Financing for Bid to Take Over HP: Secured financing signals the company is pushing forward with its unsolicited $33 billion offer" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Xerox secures $24 billion financing for proposed HP takeover" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Xerox nails down $24bn funding to back proposed HP acquisition: Xerox CEO John Visentin brandishes the financing necessary to back Xerox's proposed takeover of HP Inc" Computing 3:41 PM
  • "Xerox Secures $24 Billion For Hostile Takeover Bid Of HP" Forbes 3:40 PM
  • "Xerox scores financing for HP takeover bid" Seeking Alpha 8:50 AM
  • "HP's Elite Dragonfly lappie to let Tile gadget-trackers stalk it till they're Blue in the tooth" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "HP Announces New Spectre x360 15, Elite Dragonfly, More" Thurrott 8:42 AM
  • "HP's new all-in-one PC wirelessly charges your phone and has an RTX 2080 inside" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Tips 10th Generation 'Comet Lake' H Series Laptop CPUs, New NUC 9 Extreme, 'Tiger Lake' Details" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Intel's 'Ghost Canyon' NUC will fit a full-sized desktop GPU" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "Intel outs radical new Ghost Canyon NUC, teases 5GHz Comet Lake H processors" PCWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Intel To Smash 5GHz Barrier With New 10th Gen Mobile Gaming Processors, New Core i9 Ghost Canyon NUC Teased Too" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Intel says upcoming 10th-gen H-series CPUs will surpass 5GHz" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "Intel teases Ghost Canyon NUC, its tiny modular gaming PC" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen 45W Core-H CPUs Show Up in the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel" AnandTech 9:47 AM
  • "Intel at CES 2020: 45W 10th Gen Mobile CPUs Soon, Tiger Lake with Xe Graphics Later" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Intel's Tiger Lake Laptop CPU Brings Thunderbolt 4, AI Graphics Processing" PC Magazine 10:24 PM
  • "Intel's Mobileye demos autonomous car equipped only with cameras, no other sensors - Reuters" Reuters 10:23 PM
  • "IBM taps blockchain to make coffee sourcing traceable" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Hear that? It's IBM's Acoustic Insights Program" Smart Industry 3:40 PM
  • "Can Anything Stop the Rise of AMD? AMD was one of the top performing stocks of 2019, and its momentum seems to be continuing into 2020. Is it real, or will the stock soon suffer one of its previous 80% losses?" Motley Fool 3:38 PM
  • "Watch AMD's CES press conference live right here" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "Watch AMD's CES 2020 event here at 5PM ET" Engadget 3:38 PM
  • "AMD unveils mainstream 7-nanometer Radeon 5600 GPUs and new mobile Ryzens" VentureBeat 5:36 PM
  • "AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 CPUs are here to take on Intel's 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "AMD's new 64-core Threadripper CPU will cost nearly $4,000 for the performance" The Verge 6:17 PM
  • "Nvidia touts its unified architecture and pretrained libraries for autonomous cars" VentureBeat 10:47 AM
  • "Nvidia launches simulation platform for robots" VentureBeat 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft: RDP brute-force attacks last 2-3 days on average/Microsoft publishes insights into RDP brute-force attacks from months-long 45,000 PC study." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Xbox Series X's ports make their debut at AMD's CES 2020 event" CNET 10:07 PM
  • "Dell's Concept Ori and Concept Duet laptops imagine a foldable and dual-screen future: Dell thinks the future has a lot more screen space" The Verge 4:09 PM
  • "Dell's new Concept UFO puts PC gaming on a Nintendo Switch-like device" Ars Technica 5:36 PM
  • "Cisco Turned Down this Security Researcher – Now He's found 120+ Vulnerabilities in a Single Cisco Tool" Computer Business Review 8:48 AM
  • "Quantum Orchestration Platform: A virtual machine for quantum computing" ZDNet 9:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Needham raises Apple price target to Street-high $350" Apple 3.0 10:32 PM
  • "Apple shares rise on price target upgrades from Needham, Evercore" AppleInsider 5:38 PM
  • "Apple is 'unlikely' to repeat its 89% leap from 2019 in the new year, Deutsche Bank says" Business Insider 2:56 PM
  • "Apple most favored by Korean investors among foreign stocks in Q4: data" The Investor 9:48 AM
  • "J.P. Morgan still bullish on AAPL, sees re-rating to 20x multiple driving new gains" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Here's why one of Wall Street's biggest Apple bulls thinks the stock could surge 18% this year" Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs says these 10 stocks are dangerously overvalued and could tumble 20% — and their list includes Apple, which they see plunging 35% this year" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Boom of Bust? 2020 Apple stock price predictions are all over the board" Cult of Mac 11:52 AM
  • "Why Analysts Have Mixed Views on Apple Stock" Market Realist 8:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end higher, posting biggest intraday comeback in 3 months: Investors shake off worries over U.S.-Iran tensions" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Higher Amid Heightened U.S.-Iran Tensions: Stocks finish higher Monday as investors assess rising military tensions in the Gulf region following last week's killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the U.S." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks rise as investors shake off Iran conflict: Stocks erased losses to finish the session higher" FOXBusiness 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Pare Declines as Investors Assess Mideast Tensions: Investors are anxious about the possibility of more violence across the Middle East" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "British stocks slump on Middle East worries, though oil majors and defense giant limit the fall" MarketWatch 10:05 AM

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