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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, February 28, 2020


  • "Apple is now down more than 20% from its record, making it among the hardest hit Dow stocks"  CNBC 10:00 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Trump and I both care about creating jobs" [Full Interview] FOXBusiness 12:53 PM
  • "Tim Cook says he's optimistic that China is getting the coronavirus under control and says Apple has reopened factories"  Business Insider 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Sees Minor Supply Chain Changes in Wake of Virus" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:47 PM
  • "Apple closely watching coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, Italy: Cook" Reuters 1:21 PM
  • "Apple's China factories close to resuming full production, Tim Cook says" New York Post 8:26 AM
  • "Everything Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox (rushed transcript)" Apple Must 12:53 PM
  • "How the Apple Car will drive IT change: Don't think of the coming iCar as a car. It's a remote office with a supercomputer inside that will change the way you think about cars -- just as the iPhone changed how you use phones."  Insider Pro [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:04 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung dominate top selling phone lists for 2019: Except in China" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Most popular smartphones, iPhone 11, iPhone Xr, Samsung Galaxy A50 highlight power of mid-tier pricing" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "TiPbITS: Google Drive Sorting Can Hide New Documents" TidBITS 2:56 PM
  • "How to take a screenshot on a MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "How To Create Simple Animation With Mac Keynote" MacMost 1:17 PM
  • "Enterprise resilience: iOS, Mac tools for remote collaboration/Coronavirus threat suggests enterprises should put remote working and collaboration systems in place." Computerworld 8:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Says Clearview AI's Facial Recognition App Is Violating Its Rules: A BuzzFeed News analysis of Clearview AI's app for Apple's mobile operating system found that the company had been violating the iPhone maker's rules to distribute its apps to law enforcement agencies and other customers."  BuzzFeed News 2:52 PM
  • "Apple has blocked Clearview AI's iPhone app for violating its rules" TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "Apple punishes facial recognition company Clearview AI for ignoring developer rules" Mashable 4:59 PM
  • "Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app: The app violated Apple's enterprise testing rules." Engadget 5:04 PM
  • "Chinese regulators remove 'Plague Inc' game from Apple's China app store" Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "How iPads in the flight deck helped Alaska Airline stay ahead of the digital curve — and what it's doing now to keep pace with increasingly high-tech rivals" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:28 AM
  • "MI5 Argues for 'Exceptional Access' to Encrypted Messages" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "MI5 head wants 'exceptional access' to encrypted communications" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "It looks like there's going to be an Apple TV Plus series about WeWork based on the 'WeCrashed' podcast" Business Insider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Japan, anime commercial" The Loop 10:30 AM
  • "Apple made an ad to highlight the history of MacBooks in anime" The Verge 1:21 PM
  • "Lady Gaga's New 'Stupid Love' Music Video Shot Entirely on iPhone 11 Pro" MacRumors 7:46 AM
  • "Disney World Returns Fully Working iPhone 11 to Family Weeks After Device Sank to Bottom of Seven Seas Lagoon" MacRumors 5:37 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs says she won't pass down her and Steve Jobs' billions to their children: 'It ends with me'" Business Insider 10:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Reddit CEO says TikTok is 'spyware'" The Next Web 3:47 PM
  • "Google may add free trials and YouTube streaming to Stadia soon" Engadget 1:19 PM
  • "FCC proposes fining U.S. wireless carriers more than $200 mln over consumer location data" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "FCC approves $9.7 billion payment to free up satellite spectrum for 5G" CNET 4:57 PM
  • "FCC proposes token fines for carriers that sold phone location data" Engadget 2:53 PM
  • "FCC votes to propose fining U.S. wireless carriers more than $200 million over consumer location data" Reuters 1:19 PM
  • "YouTube rarely reinstates removed videos — even when creators appeal: Of 109,000 removals appealed, YouTube reinstated 23,000" The Verge 9:09 AM
  • "Vivo Apex 2020 in-display camera wants to kill the notch" CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung's New OLED Display Emits Less Blue Light, Uses Less Power" PC Magazine 7:12 AM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of The Mac Command Line With Terminal" MacVoices 2:50 PM
  • "iPads, Trackpads, China, and Censorship – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-28" The Mac Observer 12:13 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 266: iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Trackpad, ARM Macs, HomeKit routers" 9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast: Reviewing Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "More details emerge on Apple's ARM Mac and AirTags—catch the discussion on The CultCast!" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "ARM Macs in 2021, iOS 13.4 Beta, AirPods X, Mac Pro news and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly release iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad this year" CNET 7:29 AM
  • "Apple has a plan to finally turn the iPad into a true laptop replacement" GearBrain 10:31 AM
  • "Move Over, AirPods: These Could Be The Best Apple Headphones, Coming Soon" Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "Can you see it? Apple Mac keyboard optical illusion is leaving owners baffled" Mirror Online UK 8:27 AM
  • "Claim deadline looms for iPhone owners with a faulty power button" Cult of Mac 7:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM

  • "2019 Mac Pro meets Netstor PCIe Expansion Enclosure" Bare Feats 9:25 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max versus Nikon 7 Z - which is better for YouTube video creation?" AppleInsider 12:02 PM
  • "AirPods vs. AirPods Pro: Find the best Apple earbuds for you/Should you buy the standard AirPods or the AirPods Pro? Here's how Apple's truly wireless earbuds stack up." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "Hands-On With Cases Designed for 2020 iPad Pro Models" MacRumors 1:41 PM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: iSmartgate Pro is an easy to install HomeKit garage door opener" 9to5Mac 11:58 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Crossy Road Castle Is Out For Apple Arcade, And It Is Splendid" Kotaku 8:26 AM
  • "How to View Live Lyrics with Apple Music on iPhone & iPad, Karaoke Style" OS X Daily 10:48 AM
  • "What prepaid cards work with Apple Pay?" Apple Must 10:45 AM
  • "How to customize the Mail app on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "How to use Zoom on Apple Watch for easier viewing" iDownload Blog 7:14 AM
  • "iPad trivia: 10 things you (probably) don't know about the iPad" Cult of Mac 2:51 PM
  • "Use Sign in With Apple to Run Your Account" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "Tip: use the Siri Home screen phrase to go to the Home screen hands-free" iDownload Blog 10:01 AM
  • "'Crossy Road Castle' is a return to form for Apple Arcade: But will it last?" Macworld 5:27 PM
  • "Apple's Independent Repair Program Still Needs Fixing"  iFixit 2:55 PM
  • "Comment: It's time for governments to learn how end-to-end encryption works" 9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "People need to stop whining about Apple's leaked iPhone 12 design" BGR 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's Over the Air OS Recovery Solves a Huge Problem Which Many Users Won't Realize Needs Fixing"  WCCFTech 8:29 AM
  • "Apple dumping Intel would be a good thing for Macs, but it's a mammoth task: But as with most things, there would be difficulties and downsides. And it might not be so easy for Apple to rid itself completely of its reliance on Intel."  ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "A Cook in Disney's Kitchen: Bob Chapek isn't Tim Cook. And Bob Iger isn't Steve Jobs. But..." 500ish Words 7:52 AM
  • "An iPhone with no ports? It could happen in the very near future: A few recent developments have lended credence to the speculation." Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Wait, what? Mac Pro's $400 wheels don't have a lock." Mashable 7:44 AM
  • "Orcam MyEye 2 Is Inspiration Apple Needs To Make Its AR Smart Glasses Accessible For Visually Impaired" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants to put a trackpad on its next iPad keyboard and I'm here for it" The Next Web 7:52 AM
  • "Dear Apple: don't let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac/Apple should do the bare minimum with the rumored iPad trackpad"  The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "Comment: I'd only want a Smart Keyboard with trackpad if it ticked two boxes" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Here's a peek at how reporter Rob Price got inside the ultra secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's family office in Hawaii" Business Insider 10:48 AM
  • "Three Reasons You Might Want a Home Security Camera" TidBITS 10:48 AM
  • "Imagine A World Without YouTube" The Verge 10:01 AM
  • "Why are the NBA and Walmart using Clearview AI? Clearview AI's data leak shows facial recognition is already at home in the private sector" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Why we can't blame social networks for our polarized politics" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review—I think I hate flip phones" Ars Technica 7:49 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra/Its large size, some camera snags, and an absurd price tag stand in the way of Samsung's phone from reaching magnificence." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:29 AM
  • "Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D: Some artificial intelligence experts think role playing adventure games will help machines learn to be as clever as we are." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sonnet Unveils Solo5G: A USB-C to 5 GbE Network Adapter" AnandTech 4:58 PM
  • "'Homeworld Mobile' Gets a New Gameplay Trailer and Announces Beta Sign-Ups" Touch Arcade 4:54 PM
  • "Apple Music is now an option for Shazam on Android" Android Central 9:10 AM
  • "Super Kung Fu All-Star Brawl is a 3D fighting game that's available now for iOS" 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "'Plants Vs. Zombies 3' from PopCap and EA Has Soft Launched in Philippines, Romania, and Ireland" Touch Arcade 7:52 AM
  • "'Final Fantasy III' on iPhone and iPad Just Got a Major Update and Both Versions Are 50% Off for a Limited Time" Touch Arcade 7:52 AM
  • "Good news! The PS4 controller's Back Button Attachment works on iOS." iMore 7:49 AM
  • "The best HomeKit-compatible smart light bulbs: Control your lights with Siri and the Home app with these smart lighting solutions." Macworld 7:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM and Microsoft sign Vatican pledge for ethical AI: Tech giants promise to develop new technology in way that protects the rights of all people" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Pope to endorse principles on AI ethics with Microsoft, IBM" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft and IBM back Pope's pledge for ethical AI: Pope previously warned Silicon Valley that unethical AI may lead to 'unfortunate regression to a form of barbarism'" IT PRO (UK) 8:14 AM
  • "Vatican joins IBM, Microsoft to call for facial recognition regulation" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "IBM and Microsoft support the Vatican's guidelines for ethical AI" Engadget 2:53 PM
  • "How IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC and others are responding to the coronavirus threat to the global workplace" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "State keeping quiet over IBM's possible struggles in Buffalo" WBFO NPR 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Invests In A New AI For Health Initiative" Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "Icahn Proposed Buying HP If It Didn't Pursue Xerox Merger" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "HP rallies the troops against a hostile takeover: HP, the PC and printer maker, is trying to fend off a hostile bid from its smaller rival Xerox. An eventual deal still looks likely." MoneyWeek 8:07 AM
  • "HPE and Veeam consumption-based data management solution" ITPro Today 2:53 PM
  • "Dell counting on server rebound to make up for expected PC slowdown" MarketWatch 7:45 AM
  • "Dell punts on coronavirus impact, but confirms CPU shortages still exist: Dell's earnings comes a day after Microsoft announced lower projected revenues due to the coronavirus effects." PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Dell Sales Match Estimates as Company Announces $1 Billion Stock-Buyback Plan" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Dell merges server and storage sales teams to combat enterprise slowdown" Blocks & Files 8:03 AM
  • "Ding dong Dell, servers in the well. Who pulled them out? Little PC stout" The Register 11:59 AM
  • "AMD Posts Radeon Software 20.2.2 Drivers: Focusing on Bug Fixes and Stability" AnandTech 4:54 PM
  • "AMD's Persistent Radeon Driver Woes May Be Fixed" Forbes 4:54 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Versus Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060: What's The Ultimate 1080p Gaming Card?" Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "AMD says Chiplet design can cuts cost by more than half" NotebookCheck 8:17 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon 20.2.2 drivers squash pesky black screen bugs and other community complaints" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "Intel is beta testing Shadowplay-esque gameplay capture ahead of Xe GPU" PCGamesN 8:17 AM
  • "'Google v. Oracle' Could Undermine Gains With China" Inside Sources 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle To Pay $12M To End ERISA Class Action" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Breaking Down the Briefing in Google v. Oracle: Petitioner's Brief" Lexology 8:01 AM
  • "Northumberland's move to Oracle cloud apps hands control over from IT to end users" Diginomica 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco Plans New Round of Layoffs: Networking-equipment company faces prospect of slowing sales growth" [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco and Veeam Empowers Businesses by Providing Cloud Mobility, High Availability and Reliable Performance" ITPro Today 12:02 PM
  • "Switchzilla? More like Ditch-your-staff-zilla: Cisco back at the layoffs as revenues shrink" The Register 7:29 AM
  • "Coronavirus bursts Big Tech's bubble: Keep calm and maybe panic a little." Engadget 3:46 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Panicked selling of AAPL lets Apple buy back billions cheaply" AppleInsider 11:59 AM
  • "Apple's Stock Price Experiencing Major Fluctuations Amid COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak" MacRumors 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Shareholders Came Close to Supporting Privacy in China (at the Expense of Profits)" The Mac Observer 5:30 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 fall for 7th straight day; stocks suffer biggest weekly fall since 2008: Nasdaq ekes out Friday gain" MarketWatch 5:06 PM
  • "Dow Loses 12% for Week on Coronavirus Panic; Fed Says It Will Act 'Appropriately': Stocks finish their worst week since the global financial crisis amid fears of a global coronavirus pandemic." TheStreet 5:06 PM
  • "Dow Jones Suffers 3,583-Point Drop In Worst Week Since '08 Crisis On Coronavirus Fears: The Dow Jones Industrial Average capped an ugly week with further coronavirus-fueled losses, marking its biggest weekly loss since the 2008 financial crisis." Investor's Business Daily 5:05 PM
  • "Dow slides over 3,500 points in worst week since financial crisis: Heavy selling has tipped the S&P 500 into the fastest correction in history" FOXBusiness 5:05 PM
  • "Stocks Suffer Biggest Weekly Losses Since 2008: Dow industrials fall about 350 points amid investor unease about economic fallout from coronavirus" [Paid Membership Required] 5:05 PM
  • "Asian markets continue to slump, as Nikkei enters correction territory: Nikkei sinks 4%, with Hang Seng and Kospi down around 3%" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "European stocks face worst week since financial crisis as coronavirus fears shake investors: International Airlines Group led the declines" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

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