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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 17, 2016


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Monday Highlights: iPhone 7 Plus one of best selling smartphones in China for 2017; iMac and MacBook sales rise in 2017, bucking trend in Windows 10 PC sales; report in Ireland's Connact Tribune reveals concern from Apple over Athenry data center delays; new malware goes after DNS settings in OS X; 10 years ago today MacBook Air introduced to world by Steve Jobs; crazy playoff game between Vikings and Saints so intense that some fans wearing Apple Watches told they could be experiencing a heart attack; DigiTimes hears increase in MacBook orders given to Foxconn, suggesting no major upgrades in 2018; mother of four kids pens letter in HuffPo to Apple saying "parental controls aren't the answer" to kids and smartphones.

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  • "How Apple's HomeKit Could Revolutionize Energy: Apple is now an energy company. What does that mean for the tech giant?"  The Motley Fool 7:32 AM
  • "Tim Cook, in China, Seeks to Stem Apple's Losses: The CEO is on a goodwill mission, hoping to shore up his company's position in the vast market" [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook arrives in China bearing gifts: A new research center and environmental help" VentureBeat 7:20 AM
  • "Apple ups China bet with first research and development center" CNNMoney 7:56 AM
  • "Stumbling Apple Brings R&D Center to China/Bottom line: Apple's announcement of its first China R&D center looks like a hastily crafted initiative aimed at generating positive publicity, but is unlikely to halt its recent slide in the market." Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Apple to open first R&D centre in China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "How Apple's Potential Twitter Team Up Will Impact Streaming Industry"  Seeking Alpha 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Announces Environmental Progress in China & Applauds Supplier Commitment to Clean Energy: Lens Technology is First Supplier to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy for All Apple Operations. All 14 Final Assembly Sites in China are Now Zero Waste Compliant"  Apple 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Announces Environmental Progress in China & Applauds Supplier Commitment to Clean Energy" Business Wire 7:33 AM
  • "Apple steps up environmental efforts in China" Macworld 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple: 2 aging tech giants duke it out" Yahoo! Finance 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 11 With Bug Fixes and Feature Tweaks" MacRumors 12:26 PM
  • "How to use dictation on your Mac: Instead of pointing, clicking, and typing, you can use your voice for input on your Mac." Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "How to get Night Shift on your Mac right now using f.lux" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "5 ways to launch Mac apps from the keyboard" Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Excluding backups from Spotlight" Six Colors 2:39 PM
  • "How to Right Click On Your Mac" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "How To Password Protect Your Mac Apps" Mac360 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome extension restores the backspace key to its former glory: At last, you can hit backspace to go back a page in Chrome (again)." Engadget 3:00 PM
  • "Top Storey Purrfect Memory + Mac" iLounge 1:59 PM
  • "Autodesk Releases Dynamo 1.1 Update for Computational Design" Architosh 9:38 AM
  • "LiquidSky Launches High Performance Desktop-as-a-Service Solution Making AAA PC Gaming Possible on Most Mobile and Desktop Devices" ["LiquidSky customers access their very own cloud-based 'SkyComputer' -- a dedicated high-spec Windows gaming PC with up to a terabyte of online storage -- using almost any Android, Mac, Linux or Windows device."] Marketwired 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Mail Add-On MailButler Presents The New Unsubscribe Feature" prMac 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts told us how Apple Stores are changing" Business Insider 11:34 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Attended the Opening of Apple's World Trade Center Store" AppAdvice 12:26 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts talks about Apple's new retail strategy" Apple Must 1:08 PM
  • "Apple Opens World Trade Center Store [Photos] iClarified 8:06 AM
  • "First Apple Store in Austria on the way, says paper, on upmarket shopping street Kärntner Straße" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple rumored to open first Austrian store in Vienna" AppleInsider 1:11 PM
  • "Target blames disappointing quarter on shrinking demand for Apple products" BGR 5:20 PM
  • "iPhone users in Japan get to charge apps bought to phone bills now" Mashable 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Expands iTunes Carrier Billing to Japan as Rollout Gains Pace" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "Apple and Cash Money Records to Make Music-Themed Documentary?" AppAdvice 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Music lands major deal with Cash Money Records" TechnoBuffalo 9:05 PM
  • "Tesla snags Apple's Reliability Director to scale up production with iPhone-like dependability" Electrek 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft back to mocking the iPad in its latest Surface ad [Video] 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google gang up on Apple in new ads" CNNMoney 2:00 PM
  • "Legendary Apple store unloads treasure trove of vintage Macs" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Says Tesla Is Biggest Disruptor" TheStreet 12:35 PM
  • "EMT slapped with lawsuit for hitting patient with iPad" Cult of Mac 2:18 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T Shadows Verizon As It Boosts Mobile Data And Drops Overage Fees" HotHardware 5:15 PM
  • "1.4 billion Android devices vulnerable to hijacking thanks to Linux TCP bug" Computerworld 9:45 AM
  • "Battery that will power your phone for 'twice as long' available next year" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "Koreans enjoy best mobile internet, and the Dutch spend most time on Wi-Fi, says OpenSignal" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "China market: Xiaomi unveils Mi Pay mobile payment system" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Time's up for shoddy, device-bricking USB chargers with new cert program" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Podcast 521: iPhone 7 rumor-palooza/Glenn and Susie chat about the next iPhone, and the brand-new rumor of a third size for the iPad Pro." Macworld 3:02 PM
  • "ACM 373: Apple's Engineering Demands, Fake iPhones, Intel's ARM Move" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-17: Behind the Scenes with Background Mode's John Martellaro" The Mac Observer 12:27 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 080 | Apple TV guide, Apple Watch 2 rumors, 10.5-inch iPad, much more" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "iMore show 521: All the rumors" iMore 8:47 AM
  • "'Reliable source' says this year's iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone 7, no iPhone Pro" 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "'iPhone 7' expected to continue Apple's normal naming conventions, no 'Pro' model" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "256GB Storage Rumor Gaining Steam as iPhone 7 Launch Approaches" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "It May Take Longer to Get the Next iPhone" Fortune 9:42 AM
  • "When will Apple put Intel's Kaby Lake chips inside new Macs?" Computerworld 11:15 AM
  • "As Apple expected to adopt Lightning for audio, Intel says USB-C is instead 'the right connector'" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
  • "Taiwan firms enter supply chain for 2017 iPhone" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM

  • "Galaxy Note 7 Vs iPhone 6s Plus Vs Galaxy S7 Edge [Specs Comparison] Redmond Pie 5:36 PM
  • "Dog & Bone Wetsuit: A Waterproof iPhone Never Looked Better" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "The three top keyboards for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro" ZDNet 11:03 AM
  • "Polk Omni S6 wireless speaker review: Play-Fi hardware is still hobbled by Play-Fi software" TechHive 10:54 AM
  • "Kensington SD1500 USB-C Mobile Dock review: Great for the traveling MacBook presenter" Macworld 8:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "SmartOthello for iOS Challenges You and Teaches You How to Play the Game" Kirkville 8:09 AM
  • "How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID" OS X Daily 1:11 PM
  • "How to quickly access settings and apps with Control Center in iOS 10" iMore 12:26 PM
  • "Passcode for iPhone: The ultimate guide" iMore 8:47 AM
  • "How to use the Markup editor on photos in iOS 10" iMore 7:24 AM
  • "A History of the Mac Color Classic" Low End Mac 9:01 PM
  • "Apple got it wrong in changing the gun emoji"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 3:34 PM
  • "Apple got it right in changing the gun emoji"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 3:34 PM
  • "Did Target's CEO Brian Cornell Signal Good Times Ahead For Apple?" Forbes 2:59 PM
  • "Apple Has A Lot Riding On The iPhone 7, Just Ask Target" Forbes 2:48 PM
  • "Apple CEO Says Company Won't Bring Home Money Parked Overseas Until Tax Rates Are 'Fair'" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "Speculation that AMOLED display could be limited to 'specialized edition' of iPhone 8 makes no sense" iDownload Blog 12:36 PM
  • "Apple's Smart Home Vision Is Finally Taking Shape: The upcoming iPhone update is exactly what the smart home needs" Time 12:26 PM
  • "Apple: A Saga Of Big Bets And Discounted Valuation" Forbes 11:35 AM
  • "Apple is right to kill the headphone jack, and Intel is an accomplice" BGR 12:25 PM
  • "Here's why the headphone jack will be almost extinct in a decade" ZDNet 11:03 AM
  • "The 5 stages of grief for a headphone-jack-free iPhone" Macworld 10:55 AM
  • "Don't Count on iPhone 7 Pro Joining Apple's Lineup" The Mac Observer 10:50 AM
  • "Apple CEO Says Company Won't Bring Home Money Parked Overseas Until Tax Rates Are 'Fair'" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "Disingenuous Statements About Tax From Apple's Tim Cook"  Forbes 9:44 AM
  • "A Clever Microsoft Ad Gets to the Heart of Apple's Fuzzy iPad Message" The Mac Observer 11:33 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Compares Apple To Oranges" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Google Has Yet Another Way For iPhone Users To Phone Home" BohemianBoomer 8:18 AM
  • "Does Google Duo make sense if you use an iPhone?" 148Apps 8:09 AM
  • "A Few Angry Thoughts About Passwords" NoodleMac 7:57 AM
  • "Perhaps the TiVO Roamio can serve as inspiration for an Apple TV DVR" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
  • "If 'Corporations Are People, Too,' Is Apple Really A Person?" TeraTalks 7:36 AM
  • "The Growing Scourge of Cyberbullying, Part 2" TechNewsWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Will VR be Too Much for Kids and Their Parents?" Tech.pinions 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung Gets A New Flagship To Battle iPhone" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Signs you're on the computer too much." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Airmount connects your iPhone and Mac without cords or internet" The Next Web 9:11 PM
  • "Apple Pay support coming to Chik-fil-A restaurants this Friday" AppleInsider 5:18 PM
  • "Plain Text File Synching Supports iPad And Mac Or PC Cross-Platform Productivity – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:00 PM
  • "AT&T boosting data plans, dropping overage charges ahead of iPhone 7 launch" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Pay comes to dozens of additional U.S. banks and credit unions" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "One Chat - All in one Messenger for Whatsapp, FB Messenger and More" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "LastThink Releases Chad TV Online 4.5 for iOS" prMac 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs in shift away from switches, routers" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Cisco Plans to Cut 5,500 Workers: Company will incur $700 million of charges related to the cuts, which amount to 7% of its total workforce" [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud: The move will cost $700 million but is ultimately hoped to increase profits" IDG News Service 5:25 PM
  • "Cisco, hurt by the cloud, will cut 5,500 jobs after a 2-percent quarterly revenue decline" GeekWire 5:25 PM
  • "Cisco Systems Posts Good Numbers, Yet Will Trim 5,500 Jobs" eWeek 6:09 PM
  • "Sources: Massive Layoffs Coming At Cisco" CRN 7:29 AM
  • "Cisco Systems may whack up to 14,000 jobs in third mass layoff since 2011" VentureBeat 7:28 AM
  • "Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: CRN" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Cisco Reported to Cut Up to 14,000 Jobs in Software Shift" Bloomberg Video 9:44 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Laying off 14,000 Workers, According to Report" TheStreet 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco confirms NSA-linked zeroday targeted its firewalls for years: Company advisories further corroborate authenticity of mysterious Shadow Brokers leak." Ars Technica 6:27 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to make curing people easier with artificial intelligence" CNBC 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Builds Out Windows Holographic Vision at Intel IDF 2016" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Forget copper: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers" IDG News Service 2:18 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Plans for Artificial-Intelligence Chips: Expects to deliver new version of the Xeon Phi processor next year" [Paid Membership Required] 2:42 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Upcoming Xeon Phi Chip Aimed at AI Workloads" eWeek 5:25 PM
  • "Intel launches silicon photonics" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Intel: Silicon Photonics Enables 100 Gigabit Transfers" PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "ARM IP and Intel Custom Foundry collaboration: A new era for premium mobile design" ARM Connected Community 7:21 AM
  • "ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal" IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "Rivals Intel and Arm partner for new chip manufacturing venture" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Intel factory to make ARM-based smartphone chips" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Will Open Foundries to ARM" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Intel doubles down on Project Alloy as the savior of the PC: The jury's still out on whether anyone's going to buy Intel's VR vision, though." PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel Won't Lead The VR Revolution, But It Will Power Those Who Do" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "Intel Teases Kaby Lake Processors" PC Magazine 11:03 AM
  • "Intel's secretive Knights Mill mega-chip will challenge GPUs for AI domination" IDG News Service 2:03 PM
  • "Intel's Drone Aspirations Take Flight With Project Aero" PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Intel expects USB Type-C could help kill the 3.5mm audio jack: At its IDF show, the tech giant says there are good reasons to bring headphones, earbuds and microphones into the digital era." CNET 7:18 AM
  • "USB Type-C is so much better than the 3.5mm audio jack, Intel claims" Mashable 7:18 AM
  • "Intel explains how USB-C could be far better than the headphone jack" The Verge 1:59 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Joule: A High-Performance Atom-Powered IoT Module & Maker Kit" AnandTech 8:09 AM
  • "Intel's fastest ever processor, coming this fall" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "HP's new Omen X gaming PC is a tilted homage to the NeXTcube" Ars Technica 8:39 AM
  • "With slick Omen PCs, HP makes a splash in high-end gaming" IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "Judge may order a new Oracle v. Google retrial over evidence unwisely withheld by Google" Foss Patents 1:58 PM
  • "Chip giants pelt embedded AI platforms with wads of cash: Shift from supercomputer to mobile continues" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Lenovo Net Profit Rises 65% on Cost Savings: Profit beat analyst expectations despite a fall in revenue" [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 PM
  • "Technology investments push ASX yearly operating expenses up 6.5 percent" ZDNet 9:01 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple slips as worries about iPhone sales linger" CNNMoney 10:50 AM
  • "Apple could be set for a 15% surge: Trader" CNBC 7:24 AM
  • "Target Blames Apple and Two Other Things for Weak Sales" TheStreet 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close slightly higher as Fed rate-hike debate rages on: Cisco reportedly plans to cut 14,000 jobs" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Retail Disappointments as Wall Street Awaits Fed Minutes: Stocks fall further from record highs on Wednesday morning as disappointments from Target and Lowe's bring down the cyclical consumer sector." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Fed minutes show rate hike could come 'soon'" USA Today 3:59 PM
  • "Wall St Lower as Investors Cautious Ahead of Fed Minutes" Reuters 11:06 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher, Dollar Weakens After Fed Minutes: Fed minutes offer few cues on the outlook for interest rates" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian stocks mixed after Shenzhen-Hong Kong link approved: China opens up market to foreigners; Nikkei rises as oil rebounds" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "European stocks lose ground again as tech shares struggle: ASML shares flop after Intel snub" MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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