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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 struggles" 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
  • "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
  • "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

  • "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 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
  • "iOS and watchOS: Seeing Historical Heart Rate Data" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "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
  • "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" [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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