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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 14, 2016
 

 

 
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Weekend Highlights: Apple tells media outlets HomePod smart speaker is delayed until 2018 as device needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers"; Dan Moren opines on Apple's ability to turn "boring tech chores into exciting key features"; Intel's 5G modem may be destined for Apple's future iPhones, nudging out Qualcomm's chips, but new report from KGI analyst confirms Intel modems, but says Qualcomm modems will also be included in future iPhones; new concept for Mac mini puts both Touch Bar and Face ID front-and-center; PCWorld reviews iMovie 10 saying "it makes basic video editing a breeze"; Texas Rangers serve search warrant to Apple over church shooting; The Guardian on Siri's growing role as confidant to many.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Most Innovative Company: PricewaterhouseCooper/ Apple Inc. is the world's most innovative company, according to a new ranking by consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Cooper. The Cupertino company, which spent $8.1 billion on research and development last year, has held the top spot for six years in a row now. It beat Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp."  Investopedia 8:11 AM
  • "Australian banks dismiss Android NFC past in Apple Pay negotiations: The baby, the bathwater, the toys, and the cot have all been thrown out in an extraordinary missive from the Australian banks looking to access the NFC element within Apple devices." ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "Google & Amazon increase pressure on Apple Music & Spotify with new features, international expansion"  9to5Mac 8:38 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.12.2 beta 3 for developers" 9to5Mac 12:54 PM
  • "Apple seeds new betas for iOS, macOS Sierra and tvOS" Cult of Mac 12:54 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "What to do when Apple tells you there's not enough storage to re-sync iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 7:39 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Yet another photo editor: Luminar" IT.Enquirer 6:24 AM
  • "How to Use Emoji on OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and macOS Sierra" Envato Tuts+ 7:14 AM
  • "Count Items In Numbers" MacMost 9:39 AM
  • "This Mac And iPhone Writing App Is A Bear" Mac360 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Bluebeam Releases New Revu v2016.5.2" Architosh 8:07 AM
  • "Apple to Present FCPX 10.3 at the November 30th LACPUG Meeting in Los Angeles" fcp.co 7:21 AM
  • "Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.3" TidBITS 7:17 AM
  • "Hell Freezes Over As Microsoft Releases Visual Studio For Mac" HotHardware 4:34 PM
  • "Oops! Leak reveals Microsoft is to launch Visual Studio for Mac" BetaNews 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio to the Mac: Not a sign of the apocalypse, just that Microsoft is changing" The Verge 7:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Will Trump start a trade war against China?" ["China will take a tit-for-tat approach then. A batch of Boeing orders will be replaced by Airbus. US auto and iPhone sales in China will suffer a setback, and US soybean and maize imports will be halted. China can also limit the number of Chinese students studying in the US."] Global Times: China 7:10 AM
  • "China threatens to cut sales of iPhones and US cars if 'naive' Trump pursues trade war: President-elect 'will be condemned for his recklessness, ignorance and incompetence' if he imposes tariffs, says Communist party-controlled paper"  The Guardian 7:11 AM
  • "China fires its first warning shot, warning iPhone sales will suffer if Trump starts a trade war: Apple iPhones and other U.S. goods could suffer sales hits in China if President-elect Donald Trump goes through with his 'naive' plan of slapping a large import tariff on Chinese products, a state-backed newspaper warned on Sunday." CNBC 8:33 AM
  • "China hints at retaliation against Apple and iPhones if trade war goes hot" Computerworld 3:31 PM
  • "iPhone sales will 'suffer' if Trump targets China, officials warn" CNET 7:12 AM
  • "China says iPhone sales 'will suffer' if Trump goes ahead with threatened trade war" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "China will cut iPhone sales and retaliate 'tit-for-tat' if Trump follows through with trade threats" Business Insider 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone could be collateral damage in Trump's war with China" BGR 12:54 PM
  • "Apple Pay taps into charitable donations: The mobile payments service teams with 24 nonprofits, including International Rescue Committee, American Heart Association and World Vision, to make it easy to give money." CNET 12:07 PM
  • "Apple Pay now supports donations to select nonprofits" ZDNet 3:32 PM
  • "Samsung buys Harman to take on the Apple Car" Computerworld 6:24 AM
  • "Samsung buys a stake in automotive space with $8 billion Harman acquisition" Mashable 7:11 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPods take to the skies" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe makes big bets on AI and the public cloud" TechCrunch 8:29 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos email reaffirms Amazon's commitment to 'tolerance and diversity' after Trump win" GeekWire 3:31 PM
  • "Samsung could finally rip off 3D Touch for Galaxy S8" Cult of Mac 11:35 AM
  • "AT&T to Intro Opt-out 'Stream Saver' Video Quality Throttling in 2017" The Mac Observer 11:28 AM
  • "Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device" ExtremeTech 7:00 PM
  • "Samsung's $8 Billion Acquisition Of Harman Represents Huge Shift To Connected Cars" HotHardware 4:35 PM
  • "People want automation but are afraid of machines, study shows" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "This smartwatch is powered by body heat" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Upgrade #115: Rubber Chicken Scenario" Six Colors 2:21 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Creator & Host of The MacCast Podcast Adam Christianson" The Mac Observer 2:37 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-14: Samsung Buying Harman, HomeKit Security, AT&T Stream Saver" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
  • "Is the new MacBook Pro a must have? (The 3:59, Ep. 140): We look at the reviews of Apple's flagship laptop, dissect Facebook's take on news and return to the world of Harry Potter." CNET 12:07 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Considers Expanding Into Wearables With Digital Glasses"  Bloomberg 6:56 PM
  • "Apple considering expansion into wearable glasses: Bloomberg" Reuters 7:33 PM
  • "Report: Apple exploring digital glasses, could release its offering as early as 2018" 9to5Mac 6:56 PM
  • "Apple exploring glasses wearable with potential AR technology, report says" AppleInsider 8:51 PM
  • "If you want a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, you have to wait until Christmas: It looks like Apple may be having some difficulty sourcing Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro devices." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Getting 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro? Expect Less Battery" LAPTOP Magazine 8:18 AM
  • "Customers start receiving new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, most early orders set to deliver this week" 9to5Mac 11:35 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will be in stock, available to try at Apple Stores this week" 9to5Mac 11:46 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone sales have peaked, supply orders will decline 5-15%; China growth flat" 9to5Mac 11:45 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "RIP Videos app as Apple replaces it with more capable TV in iOS 10 beta 3" 9to5Mac 12:54 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Touch ID not working for you? Here's how to fix it!" iMore 11:47 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Here's another great iPad Pro deal for Black Friday" Mashable 1:05 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The New Touch-Bar-Equipped MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac"  Daring Fireball 9:29 PM
  • "The MacBook Pro's Touchy Feely Thing: I check out Apple's faster, thinner, louder notebook with the Multi-Touch strip on the keyboard. And Phil Schiller helps me decode it." Backchannel 8:12 AM
  • "The New MacBook Pro: The ultimate good news/bad news story" Yahoo Tech 8:43 AM
  • "The 2016 13- and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros reviewed: Touch Bar, Touch ID, dedicated GPUs, more ports, and a whole lot more." Ars Technica 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is simply superb" Mashable 7:14 AM
  • "MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Apple's New MacBook Pro: Fast and Light, but Not for Everyone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "MacBook Pro review: Touch Bar comes at high cost" USA Today 8:44 AM
  • "Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade" AppleInsider 9:42 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: Keyboard chameleon" Six Colors 7:51 AM
  • "Review: Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar" Wired 8:12 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review (late-2016)" SlashGear 8:43 AM
  • "First look: The 13-in MacBook Pro's Touch Bar wows/The newest Apple laptop offers a host of innovations, but it's the virtual function keys that get the attention." Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Apple looks ahead with the new MacBook Pro" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2016, Touch Bar)" PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "Mossberg: New MacBook Pro is a fast, slim tweener/But the battery's iffy, the Touch Bar is just okay — and you'll need dongles" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: a touch of the future" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "The New MacBook Pro: A Perfectly Fine Laptop For No One In Particular" BuzzFeed 8:38 AM
  • "The new Apple MacBook Pro: Apple's amazing strip show reinvents the laptop keyboard" CNET 7:50 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Review: Living With Tradeoffs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2016 review: The love/hate future of laptops" iMore 7:39 AM
  • "Review: The new MacBook Pro is the best laptop you can buy" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "MacBook Pro review: Is the Touch Bar a gimmick or the future?" CNNMoney 7:50 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Is a Gimmick That's Not Worth the Money (Yet)" Gizmodo 7:51 AM
  • "MacBook Pro review (2016): A step forward and a step back/Touch ID and a thinner design are nice, but give me back my ports. (And my Function keys.)" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro and Touch Bar Experience" Tech.pinions 7:21 AM
  • "Review: Apple Finally Brings Touch to the MacBook Pro" Time 7:14 AM
  • "Apple's New MacBook Pro 15": First Impressions Review" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Hands-On with Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Surface Ergonomic Keyboard" The Mac Observer 1:31 PM
  • "Review: CalDigit USB-C Dock – an okay solution for MacBook Pro owners, if you're willing to make compromises [Video] 9to5Mac 6:55 PM
  • "MagicMount Wall Charger offers an attractive way to dock an iDevice to a wall socket" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to install fonts on an iPad or iPhone with AnyFont" Digital Trends 8:40 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Login to iCloud.com from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with Full iCloud Access" OS X Daily 11:35 AM
  • "How to use the Touch Bar: The ultimate guide" iMore 11:35 AM
  • "How to use Touch ID on your MacBook Pro" iMore 8:18 AM
Tips
  • "How to Stream Video on an Older TV" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:46 AM
  • "The best things you can do with the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar right now" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "All the cool things you can do with the new MacBook Pro" Business Insider 8:40 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "So Apple Doesn't Make the Mac You Want" Low End Mac 9:26 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Reviews fly in while Apostle Schiller continues to Warns us of the Evils of a Touch Display on Macs" Patently Apple 5:24 PM
  • "Four Reasons Why Apple Should Bid on Time Warner" TidBITS 2:53 PM
  • "iMac Gets Competition from Microsoft's New Surface Studio" TidBITS 2:53 PM
  • "Trump's corporate tax cuts: Winners, losers and Apple" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:32 PM
  • "iOS 10.2 Features: Emojis, TV app, Messages effects, more new features" BGR 11:35 AM
  • "My iPhone saved my life. Really." iMore 11:35 AM
  • "The Genealogy of the MacBook Pro"  asymco 9:42 AM
  • "9 Awesome iPhone 8 Concepts" TechShout 8:41 AM
  • "Rethinking The 'Pro' In The New MacBook Pro" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Do We Really Need A Bendable iPhone?" NoodleMac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Technology Is Too Complex" TeraTalks 8:07 AM
  • "Will hybrid smartwatches prove a more tempting solution to consumers?"  ReadWrite 7:15 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Dissecting the alien language in 'Arrival': Or, how filmmakers coded (and decoded) those mysterious circles." Engadget 7:11 PM
  • "Review: Google's VR headset" MCT 4:40 PM
  • "Why Trump May Be the Better Technology President" TechNewsWorld 1:31 PM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best Laser Printers for Mac" iMore 11:46 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 14: Steve Zalot and Buddy Burke of Apple, Alex Lane of Yelp and macOS Sierra" The MUG Center 11:28 AM
  • "Extreme Trucks Simulator Offers Virtual Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Experience" MacPrices 11:28 AM
  • "Revamped Google Play Music Streams Content Based on User Location, Activity, and Time of Day" MacRumors 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Kaspersky blasts Microsoft's anti-competitive anti-virus practice" SlashGear 9:10 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft faces Russian probe over claim it pushes Windows Defender on users" TechRepublic 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 - Microsoft has put users' security at risk, says antivirus CEO" Express UK 9:07 AM
  • "Kaspersky launches antitrust action against Microsoft over Windows Defender" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Kaspersky Wants Microsoft AV Antitrust Investigations" Info Security 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft anticompetitive with security software, claims Kaspersky" ITProPortal 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft accused of trying to muscle-out antivirus rivals in Windows 10" TechRadar UK 8:52 AM
  • "Kaspersky attacks Microsoft as anti-competitive" RT 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the most secure version of Windows ever" BetaNews 12:18 PM
  • "Worried about ransomware? Windows 10 has your back" TechRadar UK 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure adds Pivotal's Cloud Foundry" ZDNet 5:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure's Kubernetes support demonstrates growing importance of containers" TechRepublic 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure: Cloud datacenter goes fully wind powered in landmark energy deal" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals its biggest wind energy purchase to date: 237 megawatts to power its Wyoming data center" VentureBeat 8:55 AM
  • "IBM Is Using Tiny Tubes to Grow the Chips of the Future" Wired 8:23 AM
  • "IBM and NVIDIA Team Up on New Platform For Deep Learning" CDR Info 8:24 AM
  • "IBM and NVIDIA Enter Deep Learning-Focused Collaboration" The Guru of 3D 8:23 AM
  • "IBM, Nvidia target deep learning, AI workloads" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software" ITworld 8:21 AM
  • "IBM and Nvidia team up to create deep learning hardware" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "IBM, NVIDIA Partner to Advance A.I. Solutions" Investopedia 2:22 PM
  • "HPE bolsters hybrid IT lineup for SMBs" ZDNet 5:30 PM
  • "Why Did HPE's Share in the Ethernet Switch Segment Fall?" Market Realist 1:28 PM
  • "As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools: AMD's new ROCm software tools will exploit the joint computing power of its GPUs and Zen chips" IDG News Service 7:08 PM
  • "Cisco launches cloud service for smart cities as game about hacking smart cities debuts" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco Transforms Endpoint Security with AMP for Endpoints" Albawaba 7:32 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Bloomberg: Apple contemplating smart glass move" Bloomberg 6:53 PM
  • "How Donald Trump's tax plan might save Apple billions of dollars" BGR 4:40 PM
  • "Apple stock extends losses after China warning about Trump" Reuters 4:37 PM
  • "Apple bear: Why Apple could suffer most from this election" CNBC 2:53 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow crawls to new record close even as stock market's Trump rally fizzles: Dollar surges, bond rout continues on heels of Trump win" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Dow Scores Slim New Record While Nasdaq, S&P 500 Fall: The Dow ekes out slim gains to score a new record on Monday." TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks mixed: Dow closes at record high, Nasdaq falls; bond yields jump" USA Today 4:38 PM
  • "Bank Stocks Surge While Government Bonds Keep Sliding: Tech shares sell off on fears of tighter limits on trade and immigration under President-elect Trump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Nikkei surges, leaving other Asian markets in the dust: Asian equity markets were mixed Monday, with Japan's Nikkei outperforming regional markets following stronger-than-expected economic data and a weaker yen." MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "European stocks end off highs as oil prices, Italian shares retreat: European shares closed modestly higher Monday, but gave up beefier gains as oil prices retreated and worries about next month's constitutional referendum weighed on Italian stocks." MarketWatch 12:37 PM

 
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