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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, January 24, 2020
 

 

 
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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?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple: 'Here's why ditching iPhone Lightning port for a standard charger is a bad idea'/Apple pays for a consultancy to explain why a mandatory standard charger would not help the environment."  ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Apple responds to proposed Lighting cable ban with environmental warning of its own" GearBrain 8:25 AM
  • "Apple is going to war with Europe to protect the iPhone's Lightning cable" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "3 Things to Watch for in Apple's Next Earnings Release: Expectations are higher for Apple than they were at the beginning of last year, but China remains a question mark. Investors may also learn more about how wearables and services will fit into Apple's overall business."  TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "4 places where Apple can improve its integration of hardware, software, and services: Apple prides itself on its integration between hardware, software, and services. But even it misses sometimes." Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "WiLAN Awarded $85.23M in Apple Re-Trial: Jury Awards $85.23 Million in damages to WiLAN in Patent Suit against Apple" PRNewswire 3:53 PM
  • "Apple and Microsoft representatives are set to join a meeting on Monday promoting patient access to health data"  CNBC 7:19 PM
  • "Apple to Participate in Meeting Advocating for Better Patient Access to Health Info" MacRumors 7:20 PM
  • "Apple to attend meeting promoting easy access to health data" AppleInsider 9:01 PM
OS X
News
  • "This simple malware still plagues one in 10 Mac users: This threat might be relatively basic, but it is still a headache for many Mac users." ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Trojan using fake Flash updates infects 1 in 10 Macs" Cult of Mac 11:30 AM
  • "The top malware threat for macOS infects one in 10 users" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Jamf just made Macs even easier to use in the enterprise" Apple Must 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Update to Developers" MacRumors 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Beta 3 [Download] iClarified 1:00 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Siri Not Working On Your Mac? Fix" macReports 9:49 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to use Pixelmator Photo to Remove Unwanted Objects and Batch Edit Photos" iMore 1:00 PM
  • "How to get certified for a hard drive you erased: Some organizations may require a report that spells out how a drive's contents were deleted." Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "Why you need to clean up your computer. Now7 things that could be slowing down your computer and turning your formerly fast machine into a sluggish brick." GearBrain 8:25 AM
  • "Build Unique Custom iMovie Transitions With Keynote On Your Mac" MacMost 1:04 PM
  • "How to add background music or a soundtrack in Keynote" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Rocket League' loses online multiplayer on Linux and Mac" Engadget 9:48 AM
  • "This free font was designed to make it easier for devs to read code" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "New Book by McNeel—Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Grasshopper" Architosh 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First Macintosh" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "In the beginning: The making of the Mac" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "36 years later, the Mac remains part of Apple's foundation" iDownload Blog 3:14 PM
  • "Apple introduces its large-scale gym partnership program, Apple Watch Connected: The program would also enforce strong GymKit support at many gyms."  Ars Technica 4:51 PM
  • "Teens are doing something awful with Apple's AirPods. Will business follow? This behavior is truly disturbing, but it was inspired by Apple itself. And it may come to business meetings."  ZDNet 10:41 AM
  • "No show Friday: Apple TV+ has its quietest week yet" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple TV+ subscribers: More than Hulu and (for now) Disney+" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple TV+ U.S. subscribers: 33.6 million already" MacDailyNews 10:14 AM
  • "Apple outbuys Google in AI acquisitions, report claims" Apple Must 11:09 AM
  • "Apple Stores will celebrate Black History Month with over 40 inspirational sessions" 9to5Mac 1:16 PM
  • "James Corden Doesn't Actually Drive the 'Carpool Karaoke' Car" The Mac Observer 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Leak reveals Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2 is coming in a matter of months" BGR 8:58 PM
  • "Facebook and YouTube moderators sign PTSD disclosure" BBC 7:25 PM
  • "U.S.-China trade deal clears way for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X" VentureBeat 4:53 PM
  • "Google is walking back changes to its search design that blurred the lines between ads and regular results after user backlash" Business Insider 1:43 PM
  • "YouTube signs exclusive streaming deal for Activision e-sports like Call of Duty and Overwatch" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "Activision Blizzard to exclusively stream through YouTube in new partnership with Google" Android Central 3:38 PM
  • "YouTube moderators must sign form acknowledging job can give them PTSD, report says: Thousands of workers are contracted by YouTube and Google around the world for content moderation." CNET 1:01 PM
  • "LG announces its LG UX 9.0 (Android 10) update schedule" XDA Developers 10:43 AM
  • "Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video Gives Amateur How-To's, Conspiracy Theories a Stage: and questionable films are in the mix" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:11 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "A Shine on Apple? Why IPhone Sales, Services May Beat (Podcast)" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 261: An interview with Astronaut Reisman, 'For All Mankind' consultant for Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 1:06 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Encryption, Apple Watch, and Thunderstruck" The Loop 1:01 PM
  • "Vergecast: iCloud encryption, Sonos' apology, and folding phones" The Verge 1:01 PM
  • "SE2 Rumor Redux, Security Friday – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-24" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Why everyone's upset about AirPods Pro, and Tim Cook's favorite shower tech, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast: Sonos and the inevitable death of connected gadgets" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "iMore show 689: E2E encrypted iCloud, iPad Turns 10" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch rewards, iCloud encryption, and WhatsApp hacks on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Fireside Chat: Talking about emTech (Emerging Technologies) with Vectorworks" Architosh 7:55 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple says it resolved outage that knocked out the App Store for some customers" USA Today 1:15 PM
  • "Apple outage causing issues with App Store purchases, subscription access" AppleInsider 11:17 AM
  • "App Store outage affecting Fortnite and other major apps with in-app purchases" 9to5Mac 11:30 AM
  • "Apple patent envisions 'finger devices' for controlling objects in AR and VR: The fingernail-sized device is loaded with sensors that let users connect to other devices, according to a patent application." CNET 6:44 PM
  • "Background location tracking down 68% after iOS 13 launch" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple working on radical iMac redesign using single sheet of glass" AppleInsider 1:31 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands on with the first Mac: Apple's Macintosh 128K" Macworld UK 11:19 AM
  • "My quest to fix my terrible home WiFi: Brute force, mesh and everything between." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Review: The Wacom One tablet is a decent alternative to more expensive display tablets" AppleInsider 3:10 PM
  • "Hands-on: Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim is this year's best iPhone charger" 9to5Toys 3:10 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade four months later: Why it's replaced Nintendo Switch for mobile gameplay" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Arcade's latest game is a more family-friendly Fortnite called Butter Royale: It's a multiplayer food fight survival game for iOS" The Verge 8:20 AM
Tips
  • "Still Don't Have Dark Mode in Gmail for iOS? You're Not Alone (But Here's How You Might Be Able to Turn it On)" iDrop News 9:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple dreams up curvy iMac concept" Cult of Mac 4:53 PM
  • "Fun With Charts: Apple's turnaround decade" Six Colors 1:43 PM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Apple should allow selective access to HomeKit devices for Family Sharing" 9to5Mac 11:18 AM
  • "The curious app left behind by an Apple tech" The Loop 10:42 AM
  • "iOS 13 drops amount of location data that advertisers collect by 68%" MacDailyNews 10:13 AM
  • "Here's Why Your iPad Pro Has a USB-C Port (But Your iPhone Doesn't)" iDrop News 9:28 AM
  • "What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing? NeXT co-founder,Dan'l Lewin, President and CEO, Computer History Museum, explains why people matter to IT." Computerworld 9:10 AM
  • "iPhone beats Android phones these 7 important ways. Every. Single. TimeiMessage, AirPods and timely software updates are just a few of the features that give iPhone users bragging rights over Android." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Happy birthday, Macintosh! You're still my favorite Apple device" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Surprising Android tricks an iPhone can't do" CNET 7:19 PM
  • "Looking back at Y2K from the Trump Era" I, Cringely 9:48 AM
  • "Why the Jeff Bezos phone hack is a wake-up call for the powerful" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Galaxy Z Flip: All we know about Samsung's second folding phone" GearBrain 3:14 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: The future is an ugly disappointment/Samsung shows us how not to build a foldable smartphone." Ars Technica 8:14 AM
  • "The perils of choosing convenience over privacy: When is it not worth it?" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "How much longer will we trust Google's search results? It's not paid inclusion, but it is paid occlusion" The Verge 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Vine successor Byte is available now on iOS and Android: The long-awaited sequel to the short-form video app just surprise launched" The Verge 7:20 PM
  • "Vine co-founder launches a new 6-second video app: Byte/The original short-video king is back." Engadget 7:20 PM
  • "Throwboy Launches New 'Pocket Pillows' Featuring Original Macintosh and iMac G3 Designs" MacRumors 10:14 AM
  • "Global Wearable Electronics Industry" PRNewswire 10:14 AM
  • "'Butter Royale' from Mighty Bear Games Is This Week's Apple Arcade Addition" Touch Arcade 9:35 AM
  • "After backlash, Sonos CEO apologizes and says company will no longer prevent newer smart speakers from getting updates if you still owned older models" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "Sonos CEO apologizes for device update fiasco" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Apple gives its hiring page a colorful overhaul -- and a renewed focus on AI" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "'Jobs at Apple' page refreshed with animated logos, new video" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Big tech CEOs are learning the art of the filibuster: Sundar Pichai keeps talking, says nothing, and stays out of trouble" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms that most Windows 7 users won't get a critical Internet Explorer security patch" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "While Microsoft Was Making Its Climate Pledge, It Was Sponsoring an Oil Conference" Vice 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins The Corporate Race To Zero Carbon" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills Project Catnip" WCCFTech 6:29 PM
  • "HP Inc attacks Xerox boardroom shakeup bid: Xerox wants to oust the HP Inc board, replacing it with directors who will push through its proposed acquisition" ComputerWeekly 9:21 AM
  • "HP takes swing at investor Icahn as Xerox saga rumbles on: Vendor claims that deal backed by Icahn does not benefit other shareholders" Channelweb UK 9:22 AM
  • "Intel crushes revenue expectations, but analysts just shrug: 'Intel is benefiting from an improving macroeconomic climate versus company-specific improvements at this time,' says one analyst" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "Intel Shares Reach Two-Decade High After Blasting Q4 Earnings Forecasts" TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "Intel's cloud growth lifts shares, fires up other chipmakers" Reuters 8:51 AM
  • "Cloud arms race buys Intel time, massive profits, but indigestion likely" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Intel's latest earnings beat expectations, but threats of chip shortages and AMD still loom" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "Intel surges 8% on an earnings beat and better-than-expected forecast" Business Insider 9:35 AM
  • "AMD who? Intel continues to make bucket loads of CPU cash" PCGamesN 9:27 AM
  • "Intel boss 'maniacal' about eliminating supply constraints" ComputerWeekly 9:22 AM
  • "Intel's blockbuster results lift shares to dotcom peak, fire up sector" Reuters 11:18 AM
  • "Intel Joins CHIPS Alliance, Contributes Advanced Interface Bus" AnandTech 10:42 AM
  • "Intel's Ghost Canyon NUC and Compute Element: 10 questions and intriguing facts" PCWorld 8:43 AM
  • "AMD reckons it can win the high-end GPU battle – and dethrone Nvidia just like it did with Intel" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "AMD gave MSI RX 5600 XT memory rated at 12Gbps... and then changed the spec" PCGamesN 9:27 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460 SoCs" AnandTech 9:17 AM
  • "Why IBM's Solid Cloud Business Won't Lead to a Strong Dividend Increase" Motley Fool 9:25 AM
  • "It's good to talk: Union says IBM failed to consult system support techies as Scottish Power contract nears end" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "IBM Hit With Biometric Privacy Suit Over Image Use" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 AM
  • "The Grammys go high-tech with IBM and artificial intelligence" TechRepublic 9:25 AM
  • "SAP's new CEOs on the threat from Oracle: 'We are winning market share'" CNBC 9:21 AM
  • "Cisco fixes critical flaw in network management platform: The latest security hole is patched just days before the firm's flagship Cisco Live 2020 conference" IT PRO (UK) 9:19 AM
  • "What to expect from Cisco Live 2020: The tech giant will be hoping to reassure customers it's on the right track after a topsy turvy 2019" IT PRO (UK) 9:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares are bound for $400, says analyst who helped spark Tesla rally this week" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "Apple has a new biggest bull on Wall Street. Here's why he thinks the company will reach a $2 trillion market value." Business Insider 9:15 AM
  • "Top Apple Analyst Now Sees Stock Surging 25% More in 2020 to $400" 24/7 Wall St. 8:13 AM
  • "Cowen pushes AAPL target to $350, anticipates strong March quarter guidance" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Rosenblatt hikes its bearish AAPL price target, but not because of the iPhone" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple earnings: A year after holiday misfire, Apple is worth twice as much" MarketWatch 3:14 PM
  • "What Makes Apple a Strong Momentum Stock: Buy Now?" Zacks 12:03 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks slide to lowest level in over a week as spread of China virus worries investors: Travel bans to counter virus may slow Chinese economic growth" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down After CDC Confirms Second U.S. Case of Coronavirus; Boeing Ends Higher: Stocks finish down after the Centers for Disease Control confirms a second patient in the U.S. has been infected with the coronavirus." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks tumble as coronavirus spreads: As coronavirus spreads, investors are taking money off the table" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower on Worries About Virus Outbreak: U.S. oil futures fall as the widening virus outbreak threatens to disrupt travel" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asia stocks recover Friday from beating 1 day earlier on Lunar New Year eve" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks rebound as investors dismiss China virus fears" MarketWatch 8:52 AM

 
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