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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 20, 2020


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Weekend Highlights: Fortune's Don Reisinger on how Apple corrects course during coronavirus outbreak in order to keep iPhones on track; leaks from Target inventory system reveal placeholders for new Apple TV, iPod touch, Apple Watch bands—more in our Hardware/Software section; hints that Apple will open iOS to third party apps as default may be effort to alleviate antitrust concerns; apparently Apple's quest to ban book instead causes it to rocket to #1 in what's become known as the "Streisand effect"; 800 workers sent home at Apple supplier due to fears of coronavirus; Unreal Engine used in The Mandalorian instead of green screens; Intel's Ice Lake chips may be featured in leak of forthcoming 13" MacBook Pro; Engadget reviews new Galaxy Buds+, says they're "a worthy AirPods alternative"; Slate calls current Streaming Wars "worse than the cable wars".

  • "Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled"  Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook calls for tax overhaul" CRN 3:49 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He's 'Optimistic' About International Tax Deal" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Tim Cook Receives Award From Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar Celebrating Apple's 40-year Contribution to Ireland" Business Wire 9:46 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook receives IDA Ireland Special Recognition Award from Taoiseach" Irish Examiner 7:47 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook heads to Ireland to pick up an award for investing in the country" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's Cook says tax system needs to be 'rehauled'" Apple Must 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Marches Toward $2 Trillion Valuation"  24/7 Wall St. 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Arcade Not Working On Mac? Fix" macReports 7:36 AM
  • "How to clone a macOS Catalina drive: Catalina shook up volume organization, but you can still make a restorable backup." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge is here for Windows 10 and MacOS. How to download it now: Thanks to its new Chromium underpinnings, Microsoft's new Edge browser can now handle Chrome extensions on Windows 10 and MacOS." CNET 9:49 AM
  • "How to Setup a VPN on Mac" OS X Daily 10:14 AM
  • "Mac: How to fix and restart the Touch Bar when it stops working" 9to5Mac 3:44 PM
  • "How to import and export mailboxes in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "How to find your loved songs in Apple Music on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "Editor's desk: Bad firmware updates, Catalina fallout, and app subscription woes" iDownload Blog 11:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Chrome's Battery Slurping Ways May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past With This Update" HotHardware 3:58 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple working on preventative healthcare technology, CEO Cook reveals" AppleInsider 7:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook says AR is the 'next big thing,' teases Apple's health initiatives that are 'cause for hope'" 9to5Mac 7:42 PM
  • "Apple Gains Footing in Court Feud With Former iPhone Chip Architect" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models make up 69% of US iPhone sales in holiday quarter" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "CIRP: iPhone 11 dominated US iPhone sales this quarter" AppleInsider 3:31 PM
  • "Court allows Apple's lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Scores Minor Victory in Breach-of-Contract Court Battle With Former Apple Executive" MacTrast 8:31 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple once more dedicates homepage to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr Day" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Scam warning: Apple ID 'locked account' email" Which? 7:47 AM
  • "Cellebrite device in action – official police video" 9to5Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Apple pushes 'slofie' feature with snowboarding videos: Consumers and Apple fans are still debating whether the new iPhone 11 feature is a gimmick or a valuable bit of fun." Sky News 7:47 AM
  • "Apple reveals 'Central Park,' a new animated musical comedy from Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, to debut in early summer 2020" Apple TV+ Press 7:40 AM
  • "Apple announces early season two renewal for new mystery series 'Home Before Dark' ahead of global premiere" Apple TV+ Press 7:40 AM
  • "Apple announces premiere date for Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' and unveils first look image" Apple TV+ Press 7:40 AM
  • "New documentary series 'Home' to premiere April 17 on Apple TV+" Apple TV+ Press 7:40 AM
  • "Apple announces new comedy series 'Trying' to premiere May 1" Apple TV+ Press 7:40 AM
  • "'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' renewed for second season" Apple TV+ Press 7:39 AM
  • "'Dear...' complete first season premieres June 5 on Apple TV+" Apple TV+ Press 7:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • " unveils 'The Radiohead Library,' an official band repository: Tons of great stuff, although there's bad news if you rely on YouTube." Ars Technica 5:11 PM
  • "Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says: It may not be long before you'll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously, says a New York Times report." CNET 3:42 PM
  • "Macron and Trump declare a truce on digital tax dispute" Reuters 1:32 PM
  • "New texting scam disguises itself as a FedEx tracking notification" Android Central 11:32 AM
  • "We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#9) - TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 10:39 PM
  • "Game Picks, News Roundup – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-20" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 798" The Mac Observer 7:29 AM
  • "Text Message Notifications Not Working On iPhone When Paired With Apple Watch" macReports 10:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM

  • "CPU TEST: 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core versus 2019 Mac Pro 16-Core" Bare Feats 11:22 AM
  • "Review: Nomad Base Station Stand elevates wireless charging" AppleInsider 12:05 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Fortnite runs better than ever on iPad Pro after the latest update" phoneArena 10:43 PM
  • "Nighthawk for Twitter review" Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "How to find lost Apple AirPods with the Find My app" GearBrain 1:04 PM
  • "10 Types Of Accessories You Should Consider Getting For Your Mac" MacMost 1:03 PM
  • "6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max Will Be Thinner and Have a Larger Camera Sensor" WCCFTech 10:40 PM
  • "Rumor: 'iPhone 12" will look like a slimmer, longer iPhone 11" AppleInsider 7:43 PM
  • "Apple is in the business of selling emotions and not just products: Louis Houdart, group CEO, Creative Capital" The Drum 6:13 PM
  • "'Little America' review: Apple's big, hopeful love letter to immigration/'Little America' could have been an angry series, but it chooses to hope. And that's what makes it great." Macworld 6:13 PM
  • "Rumored 6.7-Inch iPhone Said to Be Thinner, Have Larger Rear Camera Sensors, and More" MacRumors 6:12 PM
  • "Here's how iPhones might do interchangeable lenses" Cult of Mac 5:10 PM
  • "Tim Cook Calls For Reform of Corporate Tax on Visit to Ireland" The Mac Observer 11:31 AM
  • "UGH! Apple's AirPods Pro firmware update has messed up noise-canceling: How am I meant to concentrate now, Mr. Cook?" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Apple users! Extend your productivity with this extended keypad!" Yanko Design 7:46 AM
  • "This brilliant hidden iPhone feature shows one of iOS's biggest advantages over Android" BGR 7:36 AM
  • "An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things: IoT is a security hellscape. One cryptography has a plan to make it a little bit less so." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Google's Sundar Pichai doesn't want you to be clear-eyed about AI's dangers" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Can we ever trust Google with our health data?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "The smart glasses that could be ready for my eyes" CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Unmasking a Company That Wants to Unmask Us All" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple begins selling refurbished models of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max" iMore 10:40 PM
  • "Here's our first look at Apple's brand new rack-mounted Mac Pro" 9to5Mac 12:30 PM
  • "Apple launching new Activity challenge for employees in February" iDownload Blog 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Launching New Internal Activity Challenge for Employees" MacRumors 12:05 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access to Detailed Medical Records: Deals with Microsoft, IBM and Google reveal the power medical providers have in deciding how patients' sensitive health data is shared" [Paid Membership Required] 1:25 PM
  • "Report: Intel planning layoffs in its Data Center Group" SiliconANGLE 8:22 AM
  • "Intel is already working on its next-gen 7nm Xe graphics card – but it may not arrive until 2022" TechRadar UK 8:22 AM
  • "Intel's 2nd Gen Xe HP DG2 GPU To Be Produced on TSMC's 7nm in 2022" WCCFTech 8:12 AM
  • "Intel Panther Canyon, Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Family Leaks WIth Tiger Lake-U, Xe Graphics" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Intel server chip shortages continue to bite: HPE warns of Xeon processor supply drought for the whole of 2020" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Intel: PC Strength Could Lead To Q4 Beat" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
  • "Intel and partners are using computer vision to help save Antarctica's penguins from extinction" VentureBeat 11:08 AM
  • "AMD CTO: We Want to Enable a Much Broader Population to Afford High-Performance CPU & GPU" WCCFTech 8:20 AM
  • "AMD EPYC CPUs Planned for European Weather-Predicting Supercomputer" WCCFTech 8:20 AM
  • "AMD's Next-Gen Zen 3 CPU Code Added To Linux Kernel Ahead Of 2020 Launch" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Analyst: NVIDIA's next-gen GPU will boost gaming revenue, big time" TweakTown 8:20 AM
  • "How companies like Google and IBM plan to make money from quantum computing" CNBC 8:17 AM
  • "Red Hat and IBM take on Oracle" Fudzilla 8:06 AM
  • "Will IBM Beat Estimates Again in Its Next Earnings Report?" Zacks 12:05 PM
  • "IBM increases patent registrations in Brazil: The company has achieved a 114% boost in the registration of new inventions in 2019." ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "Google offers IBM AS/400 apps new home in its cloud" CIO 8:17 AM
  • "Dell bags CIO Choice Awards 2020 for the most trusted brand in 8 categories" Deccan Chronicle 8:16 AM
  • "Dell issues channel call as Malaysian customers embrace transformation" ChannelAsia 8:15 AM
  • "HPE Warns Server Customers Intel Xeon CPU Shortages Are Here To Stay" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Has HP Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?" Zacks 12:04 PM
  • "Telcos must modernise network for efficient service delivery: Cisco's Anand Oswal/The US-based networking major Cisco Systems, on the back of recent acquisition of Acacia Communications, multidisciplinary approach and enhanced network security is confident about its fifth-generation or 5G technology portfolio for the wireless world." The Economic Times 8:05 AM
  • "Cisco warns 87 faulty WiFi AP models may need replacement" CRN 8:05 AM
  • "Cisco recalls 87 different WiFi access point models" iTWire 8:06 AM
  • "Cisco Awards Young Visionary Doing Good with Tech" No Jitter 8:05 AM
  • "Reserve Bank seeks help as it migrates data centre kit to Cisco - Video" ZDNet 10:37 PM
  • "GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow" ZDNet 11:08 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A Closer Look At Apple's $400 Billion Capital Return Program" Nasdaq 10:43 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Faces Next Test; Netflix, Texas Instruments Earnings Due" Investor's Business Daily 8:27 AM
  • "European Stocks Tick Lower on Fresh Strain to U.K. Ties: U.K. chancellor suggests country will move away from European Union regulations" [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Japan's Nikkei edges higher ahead of Bank of Japan meeting" MarketWatch 8:26 AM
  • "Softer start to the week for European stocks after hitting record levels: U.S. holiday likely to keep trading volumes thinner" MarketWatch 8:26 AM

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