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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Tripp Mickle at Wall Street Journal hears Apple prepping a "$1 billion war chest for Hollywood programming", thereby making Apple a major player in the content business; Philip Elmer-Dewitt just hopes the money doesn't fall into Eddy Cue's hands, but Gizmodo's Rhett Jones thinks the investment a good thing; here's how Apple makes its billions; Variety reports Apple hires Matt Cherniss for programming, was president and GM of WGN America, Tribune Studios; ZDNet has a list of hijacked Chrome extensions which could compromise your computer; Tim Cook's $90 million bonus no longer in jeopardy thanks to iPhone 8 hype; iPhone 7 maintains lead in worldwide popularity; new Carpool Karaoke advert from Apple; here come the Apple television rumors again as blurry photos seem to reveal a 60" OLED TV undergoing tests; Jonny Evans suggests seven reasons Apple's LTE watch will be a game changer.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple moves to expand its US manufacturing at Mesa, Arizona site"  TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Apple plans to build computers in the US, but they won't be for consumers" The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "Apple to play its Trump card and boost its 'Made in America' credentials" The Next Web 7:37 AM
  • "This'll be the next thing Trump crows about: Apple assembling servers on American soil/Jobs created, jobs lost – and we're not talking Steve" The Register 5:06 PM
  • "'Sweating bullets' - The inside story of the first iPhone" BBC 7:10 AM
  • "10 Years of iPhone" iFixit 5:45 PM
  • "The Success Of Airpods Could Add $10 Billion To Apple's Market Cap" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's Orwellian move in China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
OS X
News
  • "Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator's newest partner" TechCrunch 3:08 PM
  • "Tesla hires creator of Swift programming language from Apple to lead Autopilot software" Electrek 4:22 PM
  • "Chris Lattner Is Leaving Apple" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "Swift and Xcode Head Chris Lattner Leaving Apple This Month" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "Swift creator and Apple's longtime leader of Xcode/dev tools team leaves company" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Author of Swift Language Chris Lattner is Leaving Apple; We're Interviewing Him (Ask a Question!)" Slashdot 1:33 PM
  • "Shamoon disk-wiping malware can now destroy virtual desktops, too" Ars Technica 2:58 PM
  • "No more will I tailor Swift: Code lang project lead leaving Apple" The Register 8:56 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Don't be suckered by the Safari Autofill phishing threat" Apple Must 10:24 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Product Review: Strata 3D CX 8.1" Architosh 11:05 AM
  • "How to delete images from Photos for macOS without getting rid of them" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "How to move emails from one inbox to another in your Mac's Mail app" iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with FaceTime on the MacBook Pro" iMore 2:12 PM
  • "How to use the Safari Develop Menu on a Mac" Computerworld 9:28 AM
  • "How To Find The Dimensions Of A Layer Or An Element In Photoshop" AddictiveTips 12:57 PM
  • "Getting Started with Terminal: An Introduction" Apple Gazette 8:57 PM
  • "Combine Shapes in Apple Apps" MacMost 10:03 AM
  • "It's Alive! It's Alive! A Personal Mac Database" Mac360 8:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "IINA Is Mac-Focused Video Player with Modern Design" Lifehacker 3:12 PM
  • "IK Multimedia brings a host of vintage 50's & 60's Fender Amps to AmpliTube for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:47 PM
  • "TextExpander adds Touch Bar support" iMore 11:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Report: Apple, Google, Facebook, and Switch Are Leading Advocates for Renewable Energy" Greenpeace 7:00 AM
  • "Airport kiosks in seven countries let you change foreign currency into iTunes credits" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Report: Apple, Carl Zeiss Developing Smart Glasses" PC Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "Apple may be working on its own version of Google Glass with German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "This original iPhone's photos look like they dropped acid with Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Apple's 'Designed by Apple in California' Book Expands to Additional Countries" MacRumors 2:10 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs introduces the MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Judge dismisses libel suit against Trump because his tweets are 'hyperbolic'" Mashable 6:32 PM
  • "Samsung might be making two different Moto Razr successors" BGR 5:27 PM
  • "The DOD is testing a swarm of autonomous, 3-D printed drones" IDG News Service 5:19 PM
  • "Chief Executive of Audio Firm Sonos Steps Down" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:32 PM
  • "Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30: Verizon is charging you more for the right to buy a new phone." PCWorld 10:04 AM
  • "Verizon plans purge of 200GB+ bandwidth hogging unlimited data users" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "Yahoo is not changing its name to Altaba in Verizon sale!" BetaNews 7:37 AM
  • "CES 2017 Provides a Glimpse of Our Self-Driving Future" PC Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "CES: The Greatest Auto Show on Earth? The Vegas gadget gathering is the place to see the future of car tech, and it's stealing the spotlight from auto shows." PC Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "9 wearables we saw at CES that could radically improve your life" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:11 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld's January Digital Edition: MacBook Pro Reviewed" Macworld 8:56 PM
  • "CES 2017 Smart Home, IoT, More -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-10" The Mac Observer 1:28 PM
  • "Ya-who? What's left of Yahoo after Marissa Mayer goes (The 3:59, Ep. 160)" CNET 1:07 PM
  • "43F Podcast: Snell & Gruber on iPhone applications" 43 Folders 7:37 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 169: 10-year iPhone anniversary special" iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple comments on Consumer Reports faulty MacBook Pro tests" The Loop 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Releases Fix to MacBook Pros in Response to Consumer Reports' Battery Test Results"  Consumer Reports 11:09 AM
  • "Apple fixes the Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery flaw" Computerworld 11:31 AM
  • "Apple convinced Consumer Reports to retest the MacBook Pro's battery after uncovering an 'obscure' bug" Recode 12:24 PM
  • "Apple says a bug caused Consumer Reports' MacBook Pro battery life issues" The Verge 12:42 PM
  • "Apple gets bump from Trump and Samsung's woes" CNNMoney 12:01 PM
  • "Apple new iPhone to use forging process for stainless steel frame; adding Jabil as supplier" ["Sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that the cost of the forging process is 30-50% cheaper than the current unibody CNC machine process, while quality control is also more stable."]  DigiTimes 7:03 AM
  • "Apple to Forge 'iPhone 8' Chassis Frame From Stainless Steel Instead of Aluminum" MacRumors 7:03 AM
  • "New report supports glass design for iPhone 8, with iPhone 4-style stainless steel frame" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Following Apple's decline, Foxconn reports first sales dip in 25 years" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patent paves way for iPhone with full-face display, HUD windows" AppleInsider 7:03 AM
  • "Apple Revises an Invention to Cover a Next-Gen Acoustic Display" Patently Apple 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Granted an RFID Tag Microchip Integration Design Patent" Patently Apple 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Granted 55 Patents Today covering 3D Maps and Designs for Keyboards, iPad Covers and MacBook" Patently Apple 11:09 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Releases Fix for MacBook Pro Battery Issues" Investopedia 4:08 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:18 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:18 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Olloclip Core Lens Set Review – iPhone 7 Camera Accessories" Mobile Reviews Eh 11:08 AM
  • "The Das Keyboard 'Prime 13" & '4 Professional' Mechanical Keyboard Review" AnandTech 7:16 AM
  • "Twelve South ActionSleeve Armband moves the Apple Watch to new heights...on your arm" Apple World Today 4:08 PM
  • "Review: AQUA's battery-free headphone amp improves audio on your iPhone" 9to5Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Blumoo is a useful universal home entertainment 'appcessory" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Facetune 2 review: Popular selfie enhancing app updated with intelligent technologies to make your portraits sparkle" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Swift Be My Playground" YMP Now 6:59 AM
  • "Supercharge Studying with Studypool for iOS" Apple Gazette 11:55 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use your Samsung Gear watch with an iPhone" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Sharing Apple Watch Activity with Friends and Family" AppAdvice 3:17 PM
  • "How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 1:32 PM
  • "How to stop Alexa from ordering stuff without your permission" iMore 12:09 PM
  • "How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub" AppleInsider 9:42 AM
  • "How to upload Live Photos to Instagram" iMore 7:22 AM
  • "Protecting your data, protecting yourself: A first installment/Suppose you're a dissident. How do you keep your data safe on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, not to mention online?" Macworld 7:11 AM
Tips
  • "Controlling your Home from the Apple TV Tips" iLounge 4:09 PM
  • "Apple's Siri: The smart person's guide/Here's the lowdown on Siri, Apple's game-changing popular personal digital assistant. Find out how Siri significantly extends the usefulness of a device running iOS, macOS, watchOS, or tvOS." TechRepublic 7:15 AM
  • "iOS keyboard: Tips and tricks for using its coolest features" TechRepublic 7:15 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Key Takeaways from Phil Schiller's iPhone Anniversary Interview" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Bypassing the App Store... or at least trying to" Six Colors 2:03 PM
  • "Comment: Why some MacBook Pro users might consider two LG UltraFine 4K Displays instead of a single 5K model" 9to5Mac 2:03 PM
  • "Why the rumor that Apple will launch AR glasses in 2017 is ridiculous" Cult of Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Why I fell in love and 10 years I still love it." PalmAddicts 1:30 PM
  • "iPhone at 10: The Best Is Yet to Come?" TechNewsWorld 12:17 PM
  • "Some Bad News for Apple Inc.: Apple has reportedly cut its iPhone build plans: again." The Motley Fool 11:34 AM
  • "Andy Grignon, Former iPhone Radio Engineer, on Building and Launching The First iPhone" The Mac Observer 11:32 AM
  • "Apple's courage is driving me insane" BGR 10:31 AM
  • "Pulling An App To Find Missing AirPods Was Not Appropriate, Apple" AppAdvice 9:31 AM
  • "This time for sure: Are Apple critics finally right?" Macworld 9:30 AM
  • "The Mac and the mouse cursor" The Loop 8:59 AM
  • "Apple And The Battle Against Marketshare" McSolo 8:48 AM
  • "On Rethinking A Touchscreen On A Mac" PixoBebo 8:48 AM
  • "Apple: In Decline? Or, Ready To Launch?" Mac360 8:48 AM
  • "Theater Mode Could be Apple's Most Courageous iPhone Feature Yet" Geek 7:22 AM
  • "Evaluating the iPhone's Impact" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:17 AM
  • "Apple needs to explain why China requested to remove the New York Times app"  Macworld 7:11 AM
Non-Apple
  • "It's time to accept reality Android users. The headphone jack's going away." Mashable 4:48 PM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Ugly Apples Are Delicious Apples" iMore 8:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple CareKit integrates with Tresorit ZeroKit to secure patient data in the cloud" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
  • "Steadicam comes to smartphones with the gyro-stabilized Volt" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "ESPN apps now support Apple's Single Sign-on feature, Chromecasting from iOS" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "MassRoots Launches Update to iOS Mobile Application and Geo-Targeted Native Advertisements" PRNewswire 10:35 AM
  • "Attention Art Gamers! Atelier Lyrebird, LLC Unveils Catch The Shapeshifter on Apple App Store" PRNewswire 10:35 AM
  • "You can finally use your Samsung Gear watches with iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Pokémon Go is dead, long live Pokémon Go!" iDownload Blog 7:37 AM
  • "Who Gave Me What released for iOS - Keep Track of Gifts and Thank-Yous" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Dejal introduces Chicken GIFs - Fun Animated Stickers for iMessage" prMac 7:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users: Microsoft is turning the BSOD into a GSOD for users of its Windows 10 beta" InfoWorld 7:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 - Microsoft's latest update brings green screen of death: Windows 10 gets a new preview build which includes new green screen of death to help find bugs in the updated software." Express UK 7:41 AM
  • "The latest Windows 10 Creators Update preview gets a blue light mode and browser upgrades" TechCrunch 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider Build brings green BSOD, adds blue filter anyway: Green Screen of Death declared 'safe to dive' by Olympic officials" The Inquirer 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft details changes in Hyper-V and memory allocation in Windows 10 Preview build 15002" Neowin 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft may have reinvented the PC but is that enough to guarantee Windows 10's future?" TechRepublic 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Making Another Step Towards the Demise of Control Panel in Windows 10: Theme options now moved to the Settings app" Softpedia 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's January patch release is among its smallest ever: Patches for Edge, Office, and Windows fix three vulnerabilities" IDG News Service 3:09 PM
  • "Why Intel's Optane SSD is a poor fit for PCs" EE Times Asia 7:08 AM
  • "Intel Proves Merged Reality Concept; Project Alloy 2 Will Have All New Hardware" Tom's Hardware 7:33 AM
  • "Intel's Wireless, Room-Scanning VR Is A Taste Of A Future, But Still Out Of Reach" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "Intel fixes 10nm process, promises Cannon Lake this year" bit-tech 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Proves Merged Reality Concept; Project Alloy 2 Will Have All New Hardware" Tom's Hardware 7:40 AM
  • "AMD Released A Number Of AMD Ryzen PCs And Motherboards At Las Vegas CES 2017" Mobile and Apps 7:34 AM
  • "AMD: How Ryzen May Impact The Processor Market And Boost Long Term Share Price" Seeking Alpha 5:11 PM
  • "AMD Vega Launched; 5 Things To Know About The New Cutting Edge Graphics Card" Auto World News 7:34 AM
  • "Dell XPS 27 is a stunning PC audio system revealed at CES 2017" Yibada 7:28 AM
  • "Seven Tech Predictions for 2017 by Dell" MF Monitor 7:28 AM
  • "Reg man howls over HPE Moonshot IoT box: But... but... you're using it... as just another VDI box" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "IBM scores most patents in 2016, while Apple just misses the top 10: The top 5 patent recipients remain unchanged in the 2016 patent race." PCWorld 7:39 AM
  • "IBM sets record for most patents granted in a year" WXYZ 7:39 AM
  • "Want Superhero Vision? IBM Intends To Make It Happen In 5 Years" Tech Times 7:39 AM
  • "IBM is the most innovative company" Fudzilla 7:40 AM
  • "Java EE users need more REST, survey shows" ZDNet 7:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Stifel: Revenue of iPhone assemblers down 4% in Q4" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Inc.: Can Apple Stock Repeat the Last 10 Years of Growth?" Profit Confidential 8:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq closes at 4th straight record—marks best such streak since 1999: GM shares jump after the auto maker raised its earnings outlook for 2017" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Nasdaq Hits Another Record Close While the Dow Flounders: A scattered day of trading leaves stocks mixed on Tuesday with the Nasdaq enjoying a record close for its third day in a row and the Dow lost ground again." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as Nasdaq hits new high" USA Today 4:16 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Closes at Another Record: Decline in energy and dividend-paying shares pressures indexes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "Asia shares mixed as investors wary ahead of Trump news conference" MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "Banks lead European stocks lower as Italy jitters resurface" MarketWatch 7:46 AM

 
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