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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 22, 2020


  • "How Apple's Services Arm Can Reach $100 Billion in Revenue by 2024"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:52 AM
  • "Trump demands Apple unlock iPhones: 'They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" ["'I've given them waivers, because it's a great company, but it made a big difference,' Trump told 'Squawk Box' co-host Joe Kernen, referring to tariff waivers in U.S.-China trade war. 'They could have given us that information. It would have been very helpful,' Trump said. Apple, in a statement last week, said it has helped the government."]  CNBC 7:41 AM
  • "Trump says Apple holds 'keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" CNET 10:07 AM
  • "Apple: The iPhone Grows 18.7% In China And That's Not Good" Seeking Alpha 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon Music subscriber numbers close in on Apple"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 AM
  • "Amazon Music passes 55 million customers as it chips away at Spotify and Apple Music" The Verge 3:18 PM
  • "Safari's Intelligent Tracking Protection is misspelled, says Google: It should be Dumb Browser Stalking Enabler/Chocolate Factory boffins doubt Apple can fix it, either" The Register 9:23 PM
  • "Apple's privacy software allowed users to be tracked, says Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc's Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users' browsing behavior, Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper." Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 99 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "Apple says goodbye to Adobe Flash in Safari Technology Preview" ZDNet 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash" 9to5Mac 9:32 PM
  • "Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "How to set up parental controls for Microsoft Edge on Mac" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "How to change your kid's adult Apple ID account to a child account" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Playing Multi-Room Audio After Sonos" Kirkville 8:34 AM
  • "How to always allow downloads in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Learn How To Use Mac Keynote In 5 Minutes" MacMost 2:58 PM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple spent $7.4M on lobbying efforts in 2019, well below outlays from Amazon and Facebook: FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — spent record amounts on respective bids to influence politicians over the course of 2019, with Apple bolstering its lobbying efforts to a new high of $7.4 million." AppleInsider 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Watch helps Kentucky woman catch AFib while she was asleep" iMore 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Watch detects yet another undiagnosed case of AFib" AppleInsider 9:32 PM
  • "UK vows tech tax will go ahead despite US pressure" ["However the US argues that American tech giants, including Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, are being unfairly targeted and has called for governments to wait for an international agreement."] BBC 9:33 AM
  • "Chancellor Sajid Javid Says UK Will Proceed With Digital Sales Tax, Despite U.S. Protest" The Mac Observer 9:47 AM
  • "Apple eyes 11 Penn Plaza for new office space" New York Post 7:42 AM
  • "Foxconn's Terry Gou Vows to Fire Up Wisconsin Plant This Year" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus Nears Series Order for Scott Z. Burns Climate Change Anthology (Exclusive)" Variety 3:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "US and China officially sign phase one of trade deal - Video" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Canonical announces high-performance Android services on the cloud: Building on top of Ubuntu on the cloud, Canonical is making it possible to run demanding Android apps from the cloud with the Anbox Cloud." ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable may 'lock' at 90 degrees for apps like Google Duo" 9to5Google 3:46 PM
  • "Barr Ratchets Up Pressure on Tech With Liability Threat" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:37 PM
  • "The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras — here's how it works" Business Insider 12:34 PM
  • "This is a rare photo of the smartphone-hacking device sold by the NSO Group, the billion-dollar Israeli spyware company accused of helping hack Jeff Bezos" Business Insider 10:34 AM
  • "Motorola will begin taking foldable Razr pre-orders on January 26th" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend: Apps for relational organizing—which use personal connections to get out the vote—are the latest political tech arms race. So far, Democrats have the edge." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Hinge makers to ramp up shipments for foldable smartphones in 2H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:45 AM
  • "Google Promises 8 Years of Updates for New Chromebooks: Updates typically cease after 6.5 years, but Chromebooks launching in 2020 will receive automatic updates until 2028." PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "#278: Honey for my Ears/This week, Phillr gets an update, iCloud encryption is in the news and Federico shows off his home screens. Also: rumors of a new Smart Keyboard, the possibility of Apple making its own podcasts and a bunch of creepy — yet soothing — whispering." Relay FM: Connected 4:08 PM
  • "iPhone Cracking Lab, Two Quick Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-22" The Mac Observer 2:58 PM
  • "New Low-Cost iPhone to Enter Mass Production in February" ["The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to officially unveil the new phone as early as March, one person familiar with its road map said."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Wants You to Have a Cheaper iPhone" TheStreet 8:23 AM
  • "Apple ramps up A13 chip orders to cope with iPhone 11 demand" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "TSMC To Increase A13 Chip Production Amidst Rising iPhone 11 / Pro / Max Demand" Redmond Pie 8:24 AM
  • "iPad Pro 2020: Apple To Release Eye-Catching Accessory, Report Says" Forbes 3:11 PM
  • "Highlights of the day: More Apple products to have scissor switch keyboards" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Wistron ramping up iPhone production in India" DigiTimes 10:33 AM
  • "Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Apple releases third betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1" AppleInsider 12:35 PM
  • "Reports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM
  • "16' & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM

  • "LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Is STEAM Made Easy" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Pitaka Air Quad is the only wireless charger you need" AppleInsider 12:35 PM
  • "The ZenPod Pro turns your AirPods Pro into a fidget spinner" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
iOS Apps
  • "FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to create a strong alphanumeric passcode for iPhone to boost your security" iDownload Blog 12:37 PM
  • "How to Turn off Auto Brightness on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max [Tutorial] WCCFTech 10:12 AM
  • "How to Set up Announce Messages With Siri on AirPods Pro" The Mac Observer 10:02 AM
  • "How to Find Friends or Family with Find My (iPhone, iPad, Mac)" OS X Daily 9:22 AM
  • "You can now access Adobe Creative Cloud via the privacy-preserving Sign in with Apple option" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "This Hidden iPhone Menu Unlocks Even More AirPods Pro Settings" iDrop News 12:31 PM
  • "Put Alexa and Siri to Work: Voice-activated helpers can automate life's little chores, once you get the hang of them." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Top tips to master Apple's iMessage chat app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Broken iPhones may help you survive till payday" Apple Must 7:33 AM
  • "Did the FBI get Apple to kill iCloud backup encryption? Reuters detonated a huge controversy in the Apple and security spaces yesterday with this headline — Apple dropp" iMore 6:42 PM
  • "Apple's killing the butterfly keyboard and we couldn't be happier" Input 4:04 PM
  • "iPhone 12 may come in blue: Here's your first look" Tom's Guide 9:32 PM
  • "Hey Apple, now would be a great time to ditch Lightning and get with USB-C" Android Authority 12:34 PM
  • "Will Apple's iPhone 9 be 'Made in India'?" Computerworld 10:11 AM
  • "Check out my incredibly convincing counterfeit AirPods Pro" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "The Evil Cult of Apple" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "If Jeff Bezos' iPhone Can Be Hacked Over WhatsApp, So Can Yours" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Gruber: Regarding Reuters's report that Apple dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups" The Loop 9:48 AM
  • "Can Apple live up to Apple's privacy ads? The iCloud loophole is back in the news" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "FBI pressure on iCloud backups – doubt cast on the story" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Der Spiegel a Little Over a Year Ago: Apple Will Eventually No Longer Have a Key to iCloud Data" Daring Fireball 7:47 AM
  • "Apple may have ditched encrypted backups, but Google hasn't" Android Central 7:47 AM
  • "Amazon Music isn't even close to catching Spotify, despite 55M listeners: It's getting pretty close to Apple Music, though." CNET 6:17 PM
  • "Why Companies need their own AI Ethics Code of Conduct" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:37 PM
  • "The need for a federal privacy law has never been greater: It's not just Clearview AI — product by product, it feels like the entire tech sector is chipping away at civil liberties" The Verge 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages" 9to5Mac 7:13 PM
  • "Svalt Launches New Lineup of Cooling Stands and Docks for Macs" MacRumors 3:34 PM
  • "The best adult coloring book apps for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 3:12 PM
  • "Introducing MacStories Shortcuts Icons Color Edition, Featuring 350 Multi-Color Icons" MacStories 12:37 PM
  • "3 backlit iPad keyboards you can buy today" Apple Must 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories" MacRumors 10:05 AM
  • "EA's Tetris mobile games will disappear from iOS and Android in April" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine named Apple Distinguished School" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "'Bleach: Immortal Soul' Is a Mobile RPG Based on the Bleach Anime Coming to iOS and Android This Year" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "The Big 'Hearthstone' 16.2 Update Will Fix iPad Crashes, Bring Galakrond's Awakening, New Heroes in Battlegrounds, and More" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "Sonos speaker update sparks anger" BBC 8:09 AM
  • "Sonos cutting support for older devices starting in May" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Meet the case that turns your iPhone into a taser" Apple Must 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft exposed 250 million customer service and support records in massive privacy blunder" BetaNews 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft exposed 250M customer service records due to 'misconfiguration' of internal database" GeekWire 10:26 AM
  • "Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute" Associated Press 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State: The software company helped torpedo a facial recognition bill last year, though a state senator—who's also a Microsoft program manager—has a new bill in the works." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Tech in the classroom? Microsoft says AI and VR could help future students focus better: According to Microsoft, hybrid intelligence is the key to enhance student performance in schools." ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Windows 7 extended security updates to cost German government around $887,000" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft to forcibly install Bing search extension in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus users" ZDNet 9:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 November 2019 Update, the First Service Pack-Like Update, Is Now Widely Available" WCCFTech 6:22 PM
  • "Xerox to Nominate Directors to HP Board to Push Takeover Bid: Xerox plans to nominate as many as 11 directors to HP Inc.'s board as it pushes its $33 billion unsolicited takeover bid." TheStreet 10:18 AM
  • "IBM Shares Gain After Q4 Earnings Beat, Robust 2020 Profit Guide as Cloud Shift Takes Hold" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "IBM's Quarterly Sales Finally Rose—But Not By Much" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "IBM's Strong Earnings Has People Excited. But the Company Hasn't Turned the Corner Yet." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:18 PM
  • "IBM's Q4 Earnings Top Estimates, Cloud Momentum Aids Revenues" Zacks 9:47 AM
  • "Cloud Revenues Dominate IBM's Q4 Earnings" Market Realist 10:05 AM
  • "IBM snaps out of its revenue doldrums, breaking a five-quarter losing streak in Q4" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "*David Attenborough voice* And here we have, in the wild, a rare glimpse... of what may be... a positive IBM quarter" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Co-Op Insurance and IBM play blame game over collapse of £175m megaproject" The Register 9:20 AM
  • "AMD's Big Navi graphics card could arrive at Computex 2020" TechRadar UK 10:21 AM
  • "AMD's RX 5600 XT Is a Midrange Champion: Even after a price cut from NVIDIA, AMD's new graphics card is tough to beat." Motley Fool 10:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Benchmarks Reveal Desktop-Class Performance Punch For Laptops" HotHardware 10:21 AM
  • "AMD's 'NVIDIA Killer' High-End GPU Rumored for 2020 Launch" Zacks 10:27 AM
  • "AMD Epyc, Intel Foveros Score Analyst Choice Awards" Tom's Hardware 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake NUCs spotted in new leak, might include Xe graphics" TechSpot 10:24 AM
  • "Intel CPU price cuts rumored – could Comet Lake be priced to take out AMD Ryzen?" TechRadar UK 10:24 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake-U Busts Out Killer Single-Thread, Strong Multithreaded Performance In Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "Intel and UCD renew collaboration on talent, research and education" SiliconRepublic 10:25 AM
  • "How Oracle's Rob Tarkoff Will Win The Next Stage Of Data And Ad Tech" Ad Exchanger 10:16 AM
  • "Oracle Academy trains thousands of African students" IT Web 10:17 AM
  • "Chuck Robbins In Davos: Global Business Spending And Cisco's 'Shallow Pause' In China Sales/Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins at the World Economic Forum in Davos talked about the company's focus on software and how macro issues have impacted the networking giant." CRN 10:13 AM
  • "EU and US regulators scrutinise Big Tech and digital 'monopoly': Watchdogs growl as traditional antitrust thinking comes under review" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Battery Supplier Varta's Biggest Bull Turns Bearish" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Is What Worries Me About The Markets" Seeking Alpha 3:12 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close steady but off highs with China taking steps to contain possible pandemic: IBM jumps on outlook surprise, Boeing a drag on the Dow" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Ends Flat On Coronavirus Fears, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Set Intraday Record Highs: Dow loses ground in late trading over mounting concern about the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stock Market Posts Modest Gains, Ignoring China Virus Scare; This Bluest Of Blue Chip Names Soars" Investor's Business Daily 4:07 PM
  • "Boeing weighs on Dow: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit all-time highs, but were unable to finish in record territory" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Near Flat After Rally Falters: Shares of fast-growing technology-driven companies have led the market higher this year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks in Asia rise, mostly shrug off concerns over coronavirus" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

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