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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, April 20, 2017
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Apple teams with Musical.ly, a social media app targeting teens by letting them create/share own music videos; Financial Times breaks down the costly battle between Apple and Qualcomm, the latter of which releases press accusing Apple of "improperly interfer[ing] with Qualcomm's agreements with contract manufacturers"; and Apple ceases payment of royalties to Qualcomm which cuts chip manufacturer's profit forecast; Dan Dilger says media wrong with narrative of boring iPhone, Apple Watch a dud, and other pronouncements; stealthy malware targeting Macs bypasses Gatekeeper by using an Apple Developer Certificate, also stays under radar of most antivirus apps; TechHive's part 1 of mastering music metadata; Apple's self-driving car, currently in testing on California roads, is a Lexus; first Apple Store in Southeast Asia said to open this May; case leak confirms iPhone 8 with vertical camera cutout, and no rear Touch ID spot, so looks like front is gonna happen; smart speaker using Siri, AirPlay might debut at WWDC according to Sonny Dickson, who spoke with MacRumors; Kirk McElhearn asks why Apple's device authorization/association method is so confusing and difficult.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "To ask less of the planet, we ask more of ourselves. Climate change is undeniable. Earth's resources won't last forever. And technology must be safe for people to make and use. We don't question these realities — we challenge ourselves to ask what we can do about them in every part of our business."  Apple 6:45 AM
  • "2017 Progress Report" [58-page PDF] Apple 6:47 AM
  • "Apple promises to stop mining minerals to make iPhones — it just isn't sure how yet" [Interview with Apple's Lisa Jackson]  Vice News 6:46 AM
  • "Apple vows to use only recycled materials, but Greenpeace says iPhones should also last longer" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Apple's promise to stop mining for metals is great news for the developing world" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Apple will return heat generated by data center to warm up homes: A new Apple data center being built in Denmark is focused on returning to the community" IDG News Service 4:12 PM
  • "After more than two years, Apple Pay still feels like the future: Sure, we don't have jetpacks, but we can buy things with a Jedi Mind Trick wave of the wrist, and that's pretty cool too."  Macworld 6:48 AM
  • "Predicting The Second Quarter" asymco 6:45 AM
  • "Apple May Be Getting Its Innovation Groove Back"  TechNewsWorld 7:41 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: Mosaic - Simple Window Management for Mac" MacTrast 10:30 AM
  • "How to fix an uncopyable iPhoto or Photos Library" Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "How to fix: This is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" iDownload Blog 7:16 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Setapp Hears You" YMP Now 6:35 AM
  • "How to Sort Files by Date on Mac" OS X Daily 3:47 PM
  • "Understanding Wi-Fi Signal Strength" MacMost 10:30 AM
  • "How to use Home Sharing to import items from another iTunes library" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "Evade the macOS 'Too Many Open Files' Error by Pushing the Limits" The Mac Observer 3:43 PM
  • "Keep a Clean Machine" Rixstep 6:45 AM
  • "The Mac's Only Reverse Clipboard Manager" Mac360 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "Nvidia releases updated Pascal Web Driver to fix Night Shift issues on macOS Sierra 10.12.4" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Chrome 58 for Mac launches, still no support for Touch Bar" iDownload Blog 10:29 AM
  • "Tidbits: FileMaker DevCon 2017 and Apple Campus News" Architosh 6:35 AM
  • "Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users" Architosh 6:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products: An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents."  Gizmodo 2:51 PM
  • "Apple Originals: They're up to something in Hollywood — but no one knows what. Not even Apple."  Mashable 10:29 AM
  • "Apple pledges to stop mining for iPhone materials" Telegraph 7:16 AM
  • "Apple pledges to make products like the iPhone from only recycled material and end mining" CNBC 7:16 AM
  • "Apple said it will stop using material from mines in its iPhones — but it can't do it yet" Business Insider 7:01 AM
  • "Apple calls climate change 'undeniable', Greenpeace says repairs matter too" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple makes artificial sweat to test the Apple Watch so it doesn't irritate the skin" CNBC 6:48 AM
  • "How Apple makes sure the Apple Watch doesn't harm your skin" Business Insider 2:26 PM
  • "Apple promo donates $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each Apple Pay purchase at its stores" AppleInsider 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's Make in India project: iPhone-maker to start trial assembly in Bengaluru next month/iPhone-maker Apple may start its trial assembly in Peenya, Bengaluru next month without waiting for the government to decide on sops sought by the company to start local assembly."  Hindustan Times 7:07 AM
  • "Apple to Begin Trial Assembly of iPhone 8 in India Next Month" TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "China Presses Apple in Warning on Porn in Video Streams: Internet regulator tells app companies to tighten censorship and flags App Store oversight"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:35 AM
  • "Beijing summons Apple over live-streaming apps" CNNMoney 7:01 AM
  • "China summons Apple for talks following concern around live-streaming apps" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Jean Liu" [Profile of Didi Chuxing CEO by Tim Cook] Time 2:54 PM
  • "Apple Thinks Didi Chuxing Could Eventually Eliminate Traffic Jams" UberGizmo 8:49 PM
  • "CarPlay Scores 85% Customer Satisfaction Rate in Limited Study" MacRumors 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone Ownership Reaches All-Time High in United States" MacRumors 10:29 AM
  • "Serial patent troll Acacia Research again sues Apple, cellular carriers over wireless patents" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Possible sneak preview of 5th Ave redesign would explain the glass cube replacement [Gallery] 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Apple's 5th Avenue Store Glass Cube Dismantling is Only Temporary" The Mac Observer 8:30 AM
  • "Apple to remove signature Fifth Avenue glass cube at cost of up to $2M" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Apple shares comical new Earth Day explainer video series featuring staff" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever" Mashable 10:30 AM
  • "Earth Day videos showcase Apple's struggle to go green" Cult of Mac 10:58 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Gizmodo tears down a lost iPhone 4 prototype" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "European mobile carriers team up to build new Siri competitor 'Djingo'" 9to5Mac 8:22 PM
  • "Oculus's Michael Abrash: AR glasses will change everything in 'the next 50 years'" VentureBeat 8:22 PM
  • "FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price caps" Ars Technica 2:11 PM
  • "FCC takes first step toward allowing more broadcast TV mergers" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Google Home can now distinguish voices, support multiple users" Mashable 12:22 PM
  • "Samsung's brand has largely bounced back from Note 7 debacle: The latest polls from YouGov BrandIndex show Samsung is positioned roughly equal to Apple in consumer's minds again." CNET 2:34 PM
  • "Samsung and Amazon introduce yet another HDR standard, HDR10+" The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook wants people to type from their brain and hear with skin" IDG News Service 7:06 AM
  • "Forget Apple Pay. Mastercard's got a fingerprint reader: The payment company is developing a card that includes a built-in fingerprint sensor." CNET 7:02 AM
  • "Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 survive a nasty torture test" Mashable 7:01 AM
  • "'Benign' worm seeks out vulnerable smart devices" BBC 7:01 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Federico and John introduce AppStories, talk about apps that made a difference in their lives, and highlight apps that have caught their attention recently." AppStories 1:56 PM
  • "Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Society -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-20" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "Rebound #133: The Sonos Sub is Delicious" Six Colors 10:59 AM
  • "The Committed Podcast Looks at Mesh Wireless Routers and More" Kirkville 7:53 AM
  • "This man spent 6 weeks working undercover in an iPhone factory in China — here's what it was like" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Woz on Comic Con, iPhones and the Galaxy S8: The co-founder of Apple talks about his latest project, the second annual Silicon Valley Comic Con show." CNET 7:47 AM
  • "Why Woz is a fan of the Apple Watch: Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak talks iPhone, the smartphone market and why he can't live without an Apple Watch." CNET 7:16 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple expected to ship 250 million phones in 2018" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Intel Rumored to Debut Basin Falls Platform in May, Launch Coffee Lake Chips in August" MacRumors 3:55 PM
  • "Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust: It's all about how you spend that sweet R&D dollar" The Register 6:45 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple investigating AR solution capable of moving, removing objects in real time" AppleInsider 7:05 AM
  • "A new Apple Patent Filing Covers one of Metaio's Original 2008 Augmented Reality Inventions" Patently Apple 7:12 AM
  • "Apple invention would facilitate an AR navigation system, virtual interior design planning, more" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Revisits a Battery Charging System Patent to include Small Sport-Type Headphones and more" Patently Apple 7:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Tenda AV1000 is a useful, easy-to-install gigabit powerline adapter" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "Anker PowerCore Case 2200 (for iPhone 7)" PC Magazine 7:10 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Brian Eno Inspired Air Updated (2.0) for iPad and Improved iOS Navigation" eXtensions 8:13 PM
  • "See Hilarious Battles Ensue in CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars" AppAdvice 8:45 PM
  • "Get Free Lists On Mac, iPhone, And iPad" Mac360 8:17 AM
Tips
  • "Filtering Explicit Language in Siri Tips" iLounge 4:13 PM
  • "Sky Guide: Everything you need to know!" iMore 12:22 PM
  • "Don't Ditch Your iPhone Over a Bad Battery" iFixit 8:26 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Not everyone is a fan of Apple's recycling program" BGR 8:18 PM
  • "iPhone 7S Leak Delivers The First Bad News" Forbes 8:18 PM
  • "Apple wants your applause for a mining goal without a plan" Mashable 3:46 PM
  • "Windows Vista is Dead; Should You Switch to Apple?" Intego 12:22 PM
  • "Siri rumor roundup: What's coming next!" iMore 11:11 AM
  • "It's official: Everyone hates the iPhone 8 design that just leaked" BGR 10:30 AM
  • "Best RPGs for iPhone and iPad" iMore 10:30 AM
  • "PSA: This spoof Apple site illustrates the sophistication of today's phishing attacks" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Only Apple's Future Is Fake News Again" Mac360 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung's Good News Is Apple's Good News" PixoBebo 8:20 AM
  • "15 Things to Know About the 'Apple Park' Spaceship Campus" PC Magazine 7:54 AM
  • "Apple And Microsoft: Copycats Gone Wild" Mac360 7:50 AM
  • "Comment: Approaching Earth Day, I invite Apple to take a 'man on the moon' approach to mining" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "It's Not That Hard for Apple to Design a New Mac Pro" Kirkville 7:11 AM
  • "Apple And Amazon Make Strange Bedfellows In The Chip Business" Forbes 6:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "What it's actually like to hang out in Facebook Spaces" Mashable 10:14 PM
  • "Inside The Hunt For Russia's Hackers" BuzzFeed 10:14 PM
  • "Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:21 PM
  • "Samsung Owners Don't Seem So Excited About The S8 Phone" Apple Must 11:58 AM
  • "Galaxy S8 review: Ctrl-Walt-Delete edition" The Verge 10:29 AM
  • "Interest in the Samsung Galaxy S8 – Consumers Have Spoken" Tech.pinions 7:15 AM
  • "Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR" PCWorld 7:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Snap+ For Snapchat Hack Now Works On 10.6.2 Version Of iOS App" Redmond Pie 8:24 PM
  • "Cambodia Radio Live 3.0 App Customized For iOS" prMac 8:18 PM
  • "'Up Next' is an Apple Music series highlighting new artists" Engadget 2:55 PM
  • "Now Apple's Live Photos can work on any website" Engadget 8:49 PM
  • "New JavaScript API Brings Apple Live Photos to the Web" The Mac Observer 8:12 PM
  • "Live Photos Can Now Be Embedded on the Web" MacStories 1:56 PM
  • "The most adorable Apple Watch stand now comes in iPhone form" iMore 12:22 PM
  • "This is Apple Watch NikeLab" BetaNews 8:45 PM
  • "Nike launching new Apple Watch NikeLab style with Light Bone/Black band" 9to5Mac 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Announces New Activity Challenge for Earth Day" MacStories 11:11 AM
  • "Comcast rolling out promised Apple Pay bill payments on iPhone for Xfinity customers" 9to5Mac 10:58 AM
  • "DoubleTwist for Android restores AirPlay audio streaming to Apple TV following tvOS 10.2 update" 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Android users can now AirPlay to Apple TV again with latest DoubleTwist update" 9to5Google 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Buys Rights to Tribeca-opening Clive Davis Documentary for Apple Music" The Mac Observer 11:58 AM
  • "Apple Music snaps up documentary about legendary music exec Clive Davis" Cult of Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Maps now lists UK EV chargers and public bikes" Engadget 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft is replacing Wunderlist with a new To-Do app" Engadget 7:13 AM
  • "Aircharge To Support iPhone Wireless Integration in Leading German Automaker's 2017 Range. Aircharge, leader in wireless charging solutions, provides its wireless charging case technology to the BMW Group to enable iPhone users to benefit from inductive charging and Apple CarPlay wireless integration." Business Wire 7:08 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft may buy cloud monitoring startup Cloudyn for $50M-70M" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft May Purchase Cloud Monitoring Startup Cloudyn for $50 to $70 Million" TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft is trying to make passwords obsolete, and it might succeed" BGR 7:52 AM
  • "Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world's most exploited: Code-execution flaw is triggered by plugging a booby-trapped USB into vulnerable PCs." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft brings new firmware update to Surface Pro 3" Neowin 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Wake on Voice Capabilities to Surface Studio" Thurrott 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Retiring Wunderlist, Pushing New 'To-Do' App" PC Magazine 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft kills another great app as Wunderlist becomes 'To Do': Because the naming committee were busy that day" The Inquirer 8:23 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 vs Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake: Which CPU is best? A spec-by-spec comparison of the chip behemoths' latest offerings" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "AMD Gets More Serious About Nvidia Competition, Readies AMD Radeon RX 580 For The Fierce GPU Battle [VIDEO] University Herald 8:18 AM
  • "Intel Atom-based Puma 6 Modem Chipset In Trouble" Guru3D 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X, Coffee Lake Rumoured to Launch Early to Counter AMD" NDTV Gadgets 8:35 AM
  • "Court to Dell EMC: Nexsan Unity branding gets priority" TechTarget 8:15 AM
  • "Dell's 4K HDR UltraSharp 27 woos content creators" CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Dell's Stunning New Hdr10 Display Is Industry Certified, But Will Set You Back $2,000" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "Oracle will pay more than $850 million for Moat: A big bet on ad tech" Recode 8:35 AM
  • "Gigabyte introduces fanless mini-desktop with Intel Core i3 Kaby Lake processor" Liliputing 8:25 AM
  • "Earth Day 2017: How IT Is Playing a Crucial Role in Saving Energy" eWeek 10:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks rise on solid earnings, tax optimism; Nasdaq closes at record: Steel stocks soar on probe on imports" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "AmEx Kicks Off Wall Street Rally, Mnuchin Tax Comments Keep it Going" TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Dow dragged down by single stock sell-offs" USA Today 4:21 PM
  • "Wall St Rallies on Earnings; Nasdaq Hits Record" Reuters 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Gain on Upbeat Earnings Reports, Tax Plan Hopes: Financial and industrial companies lead gains, as American Express rises and CSX jump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Nikkei up for 4th straight session, leading Asian market recovery" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "French stocks rise ahead of European peers despite election risk" MarketWatch 8:14 AM

 
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