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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
 

 

 
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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces award of $390 million to Finisar which "will create 500 high-skill jobs at Sherman, Texas facility"—more reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Wired article notes concern from security researchers that Apple's security flaws may hide deeper issues; Financial Times thinks "data and music expertise" behind Apple's plans for Shazam?; ever notice ads with stuff you've been shopping for pop up on sites you visit? Jonny Evans says these can spoil Christmas surprises, so what to do?; iPhone X adoption surpasses iPhone 8 models, and in Google's top searches of 2017, iPhone 8 was #2, iPhone X #3; Republican lawmaker calls on "FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote" and "wait for Congress to create net neutrality law"; Thursday is drop-day for iMac Pro!; Digital Photography Review posts shoot-out between iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2; AppleInsider tip explains accurate pace, calorie measurment setup on Apple Watch; Ben Dickson at PC Magazine says Face ID just not accurate enough for him to stick with iPhone X for now.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple faces decade of uncertainty after next year's iPhone: Analysts say shrinking gap between iPhone and rivals, along with growing market for used smartphones, mean 'risks ... have never been greater'"  MarketWatch 12:41 PM
  • "Apple Watchers Wonder: What's the Next Big Thing? Apple CEO Tim Cook still hasn't introduced a mega-hit like the iPhone or iPad, and investors are growing impatient"  Time 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone Production In The U.S. — Actually Straightforward And Not Expensive" Seeking Alpha 11:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Profits Represent 90% of Industry Total" 24/7 Wall St. 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Captures Record 91 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Profits in Q3 2016 – Strategy Analytics" MacPrices 12:24 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Was in Trouble. His Hero? Chief Financial Officer! Before 'Finding Nemo,' Pixar had to escape a bad Hollywood deal. In swooped the CFO." Bloomberg 11:27 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "2013 Mac Pro GPU Freezes Appear to be Fixed by MacOS Sierra" The Mac Observer 2:41 PM
  • "What to do when your Mac displays the wrong time" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Switcher Go for casual Video streamers" IT.Enquirer 8:42 AM
  • "7 tips and tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar: Get the most out of the Touch Bar with these handy tips." CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Touché 1.0 extends Touch Bar functionality to any modern Mac -- for free" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "Hands-on: TouchSwitcher brings fast app switching to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar [Video] 9to5Mac 2:06 PM
  • "How To Switch Between Recent Apps Using The Touch Bar In macOS" AddictiveTips 11:31 AM
  • "Moving a Mac's Photos Library" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:08 PM
  • "How to set up and use Touch ID on your Mac" iDownload Blog 2:33 PM
  • "How to Remove the Enhanced Dictation 1.2GB Pack from Mac" OS X Daily 2:25 PM
  • "How to remove items from the macOS Bluetooth menu" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "How to add an image to your email signature on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
  • "Request a Refund or Report a Problem With an iTunes Purchase" MacMost 7:14 AM
  • "My Favorite Mac Converter App" Mac360 8:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Feature Request: Allow users to add spacers into the macOS dock without using a Terminal hack" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Apple's Intent Isn't the Same as Committing to Mac Automation" ["it's a safe bet Mr. Federighi chose his words very carefully. 'Intent to support' says that Apple does plan to continue supporting scripting for now. How long that support will last is a mystery, and the wording implies Apple isn't going to add any new features."]  The Mac Observer 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "This Mac app lets you switch between recently used apps via Touch Bar" iDownload Blog 11:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Trump to Cook: 'Build a big plant in the United States'/President-elect Donald Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that it would be a 'real achievement' if Apple were to shift manufacturing to the U.S." ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "What Donald Trump said to Apple's Tim Cook" Apple 3.0 7:22 AM
  • "Trump tells Tim Cook directly he wants Apple to make products in the USA, promises tax incentives" 9to5Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Trump says he talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about a 'very large tax cut'" Business Insider 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Fails to Take Advantage of Samsung's Note 7 Recall"  Market Realist 3:16 PM
  • "US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone users more dishonest, says study/Technically Incorrect: A comparison study of Android and iPhone users shows some startling differences between the two." CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Don't miss the war of the worlds among Facebook, Apple, and Google at IGNITION" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Man recovers working iPhone 4 from bottom of Pennsylvania lake" AppleInsider 1:46 PM
  • "An iPhone 4 Survived a Year at the Bottom of a Lake" Gizmodo 6:57 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Rare Apple-1 sells for crazy money" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung moves past Note7 crisis, but its SDI battery affiliate┬ástruggles" VentureBeat 9:15 PM
  • "Glossy Black Galaxy S7 could be Samsung's answer to the Jet Black iPhone 7" CNET 2:33 PM
  • "Google hires up more AI talent to lead a machine learning-focused team in Canada" 9to5Google 2:28 PM
  • "Political inertia puts U.S. IoT security reform on hold" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Twitter plans crackdown on developers & organizations exploiting data for surveillance" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
  • "All The Muck On The Outside Of Your Phone May One Day Be Used In A Forensic Profile" Digital Trends 7:53 AM
  • "Female Tech Pioneers Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom" PC Magazine 7:46 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "ACM 386: Apple's Lackluster 2016, Mac Automation, and Black Friday" The Mac Observer 4:51 PM
  • "#164: Voiceovers and Aluminiums/Go-to travel gear, Apple's mysterious Mac and Wi-Fi strategies, and the future of Jony Ive." Relay FM 1:18 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-23: Apple's Automation Plans, Thanksgiving Tech Tips" The Mac Observer 12:59 PM
  • "The job of a designer is to be a psychologist [Podcast interview] Cult of Mac 12:43 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 095 | Apple's holiday ad, Thanksgiving Apple Watch challenge, and the fate of AirPort routers" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Episode 148: 'Hidden Debts'/We welcome Scrivener's creator Keith Blount to the show to talk about the philosophy of writing and how Scrivener aims to help the process." The Committed 7:34 AM
  • "Podcast: Holiday Tech Shopping Predictions" Tech.pinions 7:33 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 to Feature All-Glass Casing in Order to Support Wireless Charging"  MacRumors 7:20 AM
  • "Two Major iPhone 8 Leaks Reveal Groundbreaking New Features" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Encased in Glass for Wireless Charging" PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "2017 4.7" LCD 'iPhone 7s' predicted to become Apple's new mid-range affordable handset" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Why did Apple limit the MacBook Pro (2016) to 16GB RAM? Battery life" BetaNews 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s MacBook Pro Might Not Get a 32GB of RAM Option Until 2019" The Motley Fool 2:23 PM
  • "1 More Way Apple Inc. Should Differentiate the OLED iPhone in 2018: A zippier modem might be a compelling selling point for a premium OLED iPhone." The Motley Fool 7:45 AM
  • "Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass production for use in future iPhones" AppleInsider 2:25 PM
  • "Intel Secret Revealed In Apple's MacBook Pro" Seeking Alpha 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Launches Replacement Program For Defective iPhone 6S Batteries" Forbes 7:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Store buying Tip: You can get pricing matching up to 10 percent/Most people don't know this, but Apple does have a price-matching policy in its stores. Though it's not as good as you'd hope." CNET 3:40 PM
  • "25% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday on DEVONthink & Co." DEVONtechnologies 8:01 AM
  • "Black Friday 2016 Audio Deals" Wired 7:35 AM
  • "Black Friday 2016 Home and Lifestyle Deals" Wired 7:35 AM
  • "Black Friday 2016 Computing Deals" Wired 7:34 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "Verizon offers 'free' iPhone 7 with trade-in as part of Black Friday deals" AppleInsider 5:39 PM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: The photographer's phone" CNET 11:50 AM
  • "Living with an iPhone 7 Plus: Despite a few quibbles, Apple's latest large smartphone is the best I've ever used." PC Magazine 7:46 AM
  • "Is the new MacBook Pro really worth the price? Hands-on with Apple's high-end notebook" GeekWire 7:03 PM
  • "Is it worth living the dongle life for the new MacBook Pro and iPhone 7? Consider the dongle (and other things)" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar unboxing: First look is amazing!" Cult of Mac 11:31 AM
  • "Love it or hate it, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro packs a lot of power into a small package" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "LG's UltraFine 5K Display gets unboxing treatment in new video" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "The Twelve South HiRise Duet Is the One Apple Watch/iPhone Charger You Need" AppAdvice 12:03 PM
  • "Review: Kanex GoPower Watch is an ideal travel charger that can refuel Apple Watch over a weekend" 9to5Mac 11:27 AM
  • "12W iPad Charger Vs 5W iPhone Charger Speed Test" Redmond Pie 11:30 AM
  • "Nomad's new Lightning cables cross durability with function" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How watchOS 3 makes my Apple Watch more accessible" App Factor 9:19 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use the TV app for Apple TV" iMore 2:25 PM
  • "How to use the TV app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:47 AM
Tips
  • "iOS and watchOS: Seeing Historical Heart Rate Data" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "How Apple lost China to two unknown smartphone firms" Examiner 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's App Store and Twitter join battle on Breitbart News" The Daily Dot 8:05 PM
  • "This ridiculous concept shows why Apple never made a touchscreen MacBook" BGR 2:23 PM
  • "What's Really Wrong With Apple's Mac Pro?" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "Privacy? Security? I Like Being Followed!" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "No need to panic: Jony Ive is still designing new Apple products" BGR 12:39 PM
  • "Just quit spreading the 'Jony Ive quits Apple' nonsense already" Apple Must 8:19 AM
  • "Design book and Gruber podcast fuel speculation on whether Jony Ive is 'on the way out' from Apple" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Jony Ive Said to Be 'As Connected to Product Design as Ever' Following Speculation About His Role" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook discusses U.S. iPhone manufacturing with Donald Trump" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple makes Apple Music deal with Indian ride-hailing service Ola" Six Colors 7:33 AM
  • "Why Apple (probably) won't make an ARM-powered Mac: Sure, Apple could transition to ARM chips in its Macs. Here's why it probably won't." Macworld 7:20 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Separating art from the artist: Should a developer's politics ruin a game I love?" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Don't fear the AI uprising: This robot can't even pass exams/Torobo, a robot created by the University of Tokyo, has tried and failed to gain entry to the prestigious university four times." CNET 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Apple Watch Owners" AppAdvice 3:35 PM
  • "Nintendo Teases Its Upcoming 'Super Mario Run' Game In A Series Of Tweets" Digital Trends 3:18 PM
  • "Hermes to launch new exclusive Apple Watch band on Nov. 24" AppleInsider 3:07 PM
  • "Microsoft brings its classic Solitaire PC game from Windows to iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 11:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Solitaire Collection to Android And iOS Platforms, Enables Xbox Live Support" HotHardware 4:35 PM
  • "PixCompare for iOS - Major update version 2.0" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Google Maps' New 'Crowd Control' Feature Gives Users A Real Time Look at How Crowded a Store Is" MacTrast 7:34 AM
  • "Hessburg releases Captain Temporium for iOS & tvOS - Classic Shoot'em Up" prMac 7:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft set to win EU approval for LinkedIn buy - sources" Reuters 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn poised for EU approval, report says" SiliconBeat 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft offers EU an Outlook deal to secure LinkedIn acquisition" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Appears Close to Approval in EU" eWeek 6:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Sets Sights on Building Practical Quantum Computer" eWeek 6:49 PM
  • "HP's PC Sales Are Improving, But Printers Are Still a Mess: Printer and ink sales still account for the bulk of HP's profits. That's a problem when the printing industry remains stuck in a long-term decline." TheStreet 3:19 PM
  • "At Whitman's slimmer HPE, acquisitions offer promise of growth" Bloomberg 7:25 AM
  • "HP Enterprise Misses on Revenue, Nails Earnings" Investopedia 1:44 PM
  • "HP results show PCs aren't dead yet: Analyst" CNBC Videos 7:54 AM
  • "HP Inc. Q4 Earnings Match Estimates, Revenues Beat" Zacks 7:55 AM
  • "HP Inc CEO Dion: Whey-hey, we're on the pull" ["HP Inc has delivered its first full year of financial results, and they aren't looking good."] The Register 7:27 AM
  • "HP Inc.'s Guidance Disappoints Investors" Investopedia 11:32 AM
  • "Meg Whitman likes Trump's plans to chop taxes on offshore cash" Business Insider 1:18 PM
  • "HPE chief Meg Whitman expects the dollar to remain strong for 'a couple of years, at least'" CNBC 11:32 AM
  • "IBM's computer vision research zeroes in on identifying skin cancer" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "IBM Closes Buyout of Regulatory Compliance Firm Promontory" Zacks 9:20 AM
  • "IBM: Will The Biggest Disrupter In Business Be Boring Old Big Blue?" Seeking Alpha 7:23 AM
  • "A Closer Look At IBM's Future: Mobile, Security, Acquisitions And Accounting (Part 7)" Seeking Alpha 7:23 AM
  • "Comment: IBM wants to change the world with Watson" Essential Retail 9:49 AM
  • "IBM new server produced by Wistron, adopted by Tencent" DigiTimes 8:15 AM
  • "Intel Corporation may layoff major portions of its wearables" Benchmark Monitor 9:50 AM
  • "Intel aims for 'merged reality' experience" NFCworld 9:50 AM
  • "Why Intel Omni-Path is Growing Fast on the TOP500" insideHPC 9:50 AM
  • "Intel, AMD: Good Chip Data from Census Bureau, Per Wells Fargo" Barron's 3:30 PM
  • "AMD's Deal With Google Is Significant" Forbes 1:18 PM
  • "AMD has nearly a third of the GPU market" Fudzilla 9:47 AM
  • "Cisco Remains Near a Critical Level: Shares of networking giant Cisco have held a key support zone this month but have attracted little attention." TheStreet 2:25 PM
  • "How Did Cisco's Wireless Segment Perform in Fiscal 1Q17?" Market Realist 9:19 AM
  • "Security landscape plagued by too many vendors: Cisco" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Jared Kushner Might Now Be Our Best Hope for World-Class Internet: Trump's son-in-law knows all about smart infrastructure. Here's the plan he should push." Backchannel 9:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 notch third straight record close: Nasdaq lags behind as biotechs suffer" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Clings to Record as Fed Indicates a Rate Hike Could Be Coming: The Dow remains higher after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting indicate that an interest rate hike could come 'relatively soon.'" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Ahead of Holiday" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Hit Fresh High: Dow closes above 19000, other U.S. indexes hit records ahead of Thanksgiving holiday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets continue to build on gains: Investors gaining confidence in U.S. economy under Trump" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks search for direction as miners rise, Italian banks drop: Eurozone manufacturing PMI reaches 34-month high" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

 
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