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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Betsy Morris at the Wall Street Journal on iPhone's "impact on everything from cameras to telecoms"; Dan Moren expected "a bigger push on the health front in watchOS 4" demo'd at WWDC, hopes Apple continues to focus on "wide-ranging, envelope-pushing" health improvements; McAfee report details growth of Mac malware; new Apple Store in Chicago features a roof that looks like a MacBook; satellite time-lapse chronicles Apple Park construction in 18 seconds; Foxconn's chairman thinks group has a 50% chance at getting Toshiba's chip business; Timex looking at micro-tech use in effort to change look and function of watches; iOS 11 beta jailbroken!; your iOS password may be weak, 8 reasons to beef it up; Axios on the "sexist swamp" that exists in Silicon Valley.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership"  Wired 7:09 AM
  • "Apple Plans Laptop Upgrades to Take on Microsoft: Apple Inc. plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft Corp. as well as declining iPad sales."  Bloomberg 1:41 PM
  • "Apple reportedly announcing a slew of MacBook updates next month: Even the aging MacBook Air could get a much-needed speed bump." Engadget 2:51 PM
  • "Apple to update MacBooks at WWDC 2017, including possible Air, Pro refresh" AppleInsider 2:51 PM
  • "Apple Launching Three New Laptops in June (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 2:51 PM
  • "Apple is overhauling hundreds of stores to try to create the 'modern-day town square': Angela Ahrendts puts her stamp on the Apple Store."  Recode 4:15 PM
  • "How Apple can make the iPad great again: Two straightforward enhancements would make the iPad more useful for more people, while retaining what has always made an iPad great"  InfoWorld 7:39 AM
  • "Apple's Sneaky Strategy To Replace Your MacBook Pro" ["Inside these moves you can see Apple's strategy for the Mac computers take shape, especially the MacBook and MacBook Pro machines. How often can Tim Cook and his team get consumers to buy a new Mac?"]  Forbes 9:44 AM
  • "Apple's Original Content Push Could Snare a Former Hollywood Exec" Fortune 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Courts Michael Lombardo to Head Original TV Programming" The Mac Observer 10:23 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Fixes Dozens Of Serious MacOS, iOS Flaws" Silicon UK 7:38 AM
  • "MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 Eases Windows 10 Creators Update Boot Camp Install" Digital Trends 7:49 AM
  • "Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access From June 15" MacRumors 7:15 AM
  • "No, your Apple computer isn't immune from ransomware" Yahoo Tech 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Seeds First Developer Release of macOS Sierra 10.12.6" The Mac Observer 1:40 PM
  • "Beta 1 of MacOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 9:03 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, Security Update 2017-002 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite" Apple Support 7:19 AM
  • "About the security content of Safari 10.1.1" Apple Support 7:19 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "iMazing 2.2 review: A better way to use your Mac to manage your iPhone and iPad/Move over, iTunes. iMazing is the iOS device manager we've been waiting for." Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "How to manage RAID volumes in macOS Sierra: An advanced guide/Learn advanced techniques for managing RAID volumes in macOS Sierra. The Terminal commands include creating nested RAID arrays, adding hot spares, and checking the status of rebuilt volumes." TechRepublic 7:29 AM
  • "Protecting Your Mac Against Ransomware" MacMost 10:41 AM
  • "App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here's how to make them" 9to5Mac 7:16 AM
  • "How to make phone calls on your Mac: Making and receiving phone calls on your Mac is convenient and easy to set up. Here's how" Macworld UK 7:37 AM
  • "Switching from Mac to PC, part 5: Gaming is a serious business/Learn about the games, games, and more games you get when you move to a Windows PC." PCWorld 6:39 AM
  • "How to edit appointment details with the Calendar Inspector in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:06 AM
  • "macOS: Great Wallpaper is Hidden in Your Mac's Screensaver Collection" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "Put Some Glamour Into Your Mac's Photos" Mac360 7:44 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The Love And Hate Of Apple's Updates" PixoBebo 9:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "New CMD-D Conference Targets Automation" TidBITS 5:03 PM
  • "Apple's Sal Soghoian announces 'Masters of Automation' event" Computerworld 9:31 AM
  • "Sal Soghoian Announces CMD-D, a Mac and iOS Automation Conference Coming in August" MacStories 9:31 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "MP3 'died' and nobody noticed: Expired Fraunhofer patents won't be renewed" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Meet the Heroes of the Trusted League: The Most Trusted Brands in America" [18. Apple: Most Trusted Mobile Phone] Reader's Digest 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Buys AI Specialist Startup Lattice for $200M" Zacks 9:54 AM
  • "Google to Push AI Smarts to iPhone, New Photo Books Service: The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's first Singapore retail location officially set to open on May 27" 9to5Mac 2:49 PM
  • "Apple's latest Beats ad uses NBA stars LeBron James, James Harden & others" AppleInsider 12:42 PM
  • "Apple's New iPhone 7 Plus Ad Promotes Camera's 'Portrait' Mode" MacTrast 7:30 AM
  • "Cook charity auction raises over $680K for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights" AppleInsider 4:14 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hundreds of millions of login credentials were found on an insecure database" Mashable 7:31 PM
  • "The Galaxy S8 is reportedly selling like hotcakes: Samsung has sold over 5 million units of the curved flagship phone in its first month, according to a report." CNET 5:54 PM
  • "AI group gets bigger as Sony, Intel, eBay and others join: Host of big names join the Partnership on AI to research best practices in the field of artificial intelligence." CNET 4:40 PM
  • "Zenimax turns on Samsung after victory in Oculus VR suit" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "UploadVR sued for 'rampant' sexism, general awfulness" Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Netflix is testing a price surge on your weekend binge" Mashable 7:15 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Watch: All the hardware rumored to debut at WWDC 2017" AppleInsider 7:31 PM
  • "iPad mini on Life Support, Michael Lombardo at Apple -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-16" The Mac Observer 12:24 PM
  • "Why iPhone users don't really need Amazon's new Echo Show: Amazon's new Echo Show has iPhone users questioning whether we need another screen in our homes." Macworld 7:20 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to discontinue iPad mini as device gets squeezed from both ends"  BGR 9:57 AM
  • "Apple is Reportedly Planning to Discontinue the iPad mini" AppAdvice 11:16 AM
  • "Apple phasing out iPad mini in light of low sales, Plus-sized iPhones - report" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "iPhone 8 renders from 'highly detailed CAD files' show embedded Home button, wireless charging [Gallery] 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file shows possible glass back, wireless charging" AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "Inventec Appliances reportedly to receive orders from Apple, Google and Baidu for voice assistance products" DigiTimes 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.3.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:19 PM
  • "Apple releases first watchOS 3.2.3 beta for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "First tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out" 9to5Mac 12:19 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents method of building feature-rich cylindrical devices, hints at Siri home speaker" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at bezel-free iPhones, iPads and displays with built-in Touch ID" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Granted 56 Patents Today Covering an Edge-to-Edge iPhone Display, Touch ID under the Display & 3D Scanner" Patently Apple 7:29 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.3.2" Apple Support 7:19 AM
  • "About the security content of watchOS 3.2.2" Apple Support 7:19 AM
  • "About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1" Apple Support 7:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ Detailed Camera Comparison" iPhone Hacks 8:58 PM
  • "u-JAYS by JAYS Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review" iDrop News 2:52 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "6 ways to lock down your iPhone's lock screen: From text message alerts to wireless settings, your iPhone's lock screen is brimming with sensitive data and controls. Here's how to lock it all down." PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "How to Install iOS 10.3.2 on Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" iPhone Hacks 7:07 AM
Tips
  • "Correcting your iPhone's Pronunciation" iLounge 4:40 PM
  • "There's an easy way to defend against attacks like WannaCry: Go mobile" Mashable 4:13 PM
  • "Beware: Don't Click On This Malicious WhatsApp Message Link Spreading Around, Here's Why" Redmond Pie 4:01 PM
  • "2 easy ways to child-proof your Android or iOS device" PCWorld 7:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Munster: Why Apple bought a dark data mining startup" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:23 PM
  • "2017 iPad follow-up: still worth buying? [Video] 9to5Mac 7:31 PM
  • "What Apple Should Fix in iOS 11: Here's what Apple should fix before the next operating system update" Scientific American 5:54 PM
  • "Apple is reportedly preparing to upgrade its MacBook laptops" CNET 5:54 PM
  • "Dear Apple: When Will Siri Be Good Enough to Protect My Family?" The Mac Observer 5:54 PM
  • "Apple May Have Unprecedented Pricing Power For The iPhone 8" Forbes 2:50 PM
  • "The NYT's Take on the Original iMac" 512 Pixels 12:35 PM
  • "What Are Apple Maps Cars Doing?"  Apple Must 11:10 AM
  • "Apple opens up about its futuristic Apple Park Campus" Mashable 11:44 AM
  • "Why Apple Park is Steve Jobs' final project" Cult of Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Comment: Google Assistant's arrival on the iPhone will put pressure on Apple to up Siri's game" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Apple patented a pizza box, for pizzas: Unlike the spaceship for Earth" The Verge 10:17 AM
  • "The Most Interesting Part of Apple's New $5 Billion Campus Is a Pizza Box" Gizmodo 9:43 AM
  • "What Do You Think Of Tim Cook Now?" Mac360 9:32 AM
  • "Apple's iPad vs. Mac Conundrum" Mac360 9:32 AM
  • "Goodbye, MP3; Hello, Apple's AAC" McSolo 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Makes Step Toward Requiring Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud"  Kirkville 7:31 AM
  • "Dust in the wind: Apple's coming fall/Apple's market cap hits new highs. That can't be good." Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "Rising price of movie tickets could benefit Apple and iTunes" Apple World Today 7:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How Google's band of hardware pirates has re-invented itself after its legendary leader jumped ship" Business Insider 4:01 PM
  • "HTC U11 Mobile review: The new DxOMark leader" DxOMark 10:16 AM
  • "Cassandra: The Shrinking World of News (2) -Television" eXtensions 9:32 AM
  • "How is Amazon's 2013 tablet still the best one it ever released?" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "Alexa Is Nice, But Silicon Valley Should Focus on AR, Not Voice"  PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Can we please have waterproof laptops already" Mashable 7:16 AM
  • "'Quake Champions' Beta First Impressions: Red Blend" Forbes 7:09 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Scratching the Surface" iMore 10:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay officially goes live in Italy with support from 3 banks" 9to5Mac 9:02 PM
  • "DJI launches new Apple TV app showcasing curated drone footage" 9to5Mac 7:30 PM
  • "Bragi's Dash Pro earbuds pack improved audio and AI smarts: The company also delivers real-time translation through a software update." Engadget 5:37 PM
  • "Apple promotes third-party gatherings on dedicated 'Beyond WWDC' page" AppleInsider 2:53 PM
  • "Apple launches a new website for its expanded set of educational classes, now open for sign-ups" TechCrunch 2:53 PM
  • "10 iPhone Accessories to Improve Your Train Commute" iMore 10:43 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar wins a Display Industry Award" Apple World Today 10:19 AM
  • "PDF Viewer Adds iCloud Drive Sync, Improved Apple Pencil Support, Document Providers and Search" MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "Find the right bearing fit with new igus Fit Calculator app" Factory Equipment 7:38 AM
  • "Google tipped to be introducing iOS version of Assistant, launching in US first" Canadian Reviewer 7:32 AM
  • "Epson Announces PowerLite 680 for SMART - Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Compatible with SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reports 'huge demand' for Surface Hub in the UK, expands partner programme" Neowin 5:58 AM
  • "Neowin: Microsoft Rewards launches in the UK" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry: Oh, 'collective responsibility' – that old chestnut" The Register 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts the First Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bug Bash: Gentlemen, prepare your Windows 10 bug squashing arsenal" Softpedia 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Joe Belfiore: 'We're going to continue to support Windows phone'" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "UN and Microsoft announce £3.8m partnership on human rights" Belfast Telegraph 12:28 PM
  • "2017 Global Military Notebook Market:- WetPC, Lenovo, Lenovo, Dell and HP" The Herald Analyst 6:03 AM
  • "Dell EMC World 2017 Partners can trade Virtustream Business Cloud" PhoneMantra 6:03 AM
  • "HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memistors: HPE displays its first full-fledged prototype of The Machine at a lab in Colorado" IDG News Service 9:45 AM
  • "HP, Plaintiffs Spar In 9th Circ. Over $11B Autonomy Purchase" Law360 6:05 AM
  • "AMD Unveils 'Epyc' Data Center Chip: AMD chief Lisa Su unveiled formal branding for the company's server chip, now dubbed 'Epyc,' which she said will take advantage of 'the single biggest growth opportunity' in chips, the data center market. CTO Mark Papermaster vowed the company is 'back in high performance and here to stay!'" Barron's 4:15 PM
  • "AMD gains after laying out plans for growth in servers" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPUs rumoured to offer up to 16C/32T" Hexus 6:06 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Specs Update: Radeon RX Vega With 16 GB HBM2 & 1600 MHz Clock Speed On 4096 Cores Leaked" Droid Report 6:07 AM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, The Fastest Video Card Ever" Digital Trends 7:31 PM
  • "Intel, AMD about to Clash with New High-End Gaming CPUs" FARS News Agency 6:10 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 leak hints at CPUs that could outperform Intel's Core i9" TechRadar UK 6:07 AM
  • "Intel supports FTC against Qualcomm, says antitrust investigations enabled its new deal with Apple" Foss Patents 12:42 PM
  • "Intel Lining up First Ever Range of Core i9 CPUs - Using Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X" Game Debate 6:07 AM
  • "Intel Skylake X latest rumours: Core i9 release date, features, specs" PC Advisor 6:12 AM
  • "Rumor: Intel Planning 12-Core Core i9 CPUs to Challenge AMD's Ryzen" ExtremeTech 7:25 AM
  • "Has IBM Finally Begun to Bottom?" TheStreet 2:50 PM
  • "How to reward an IBM exec for lower sales and shrinking profits? Promotion: David must be stoked by his corporate elevation from UK boss seat to Europe" The Register 6:27 AM
  • "Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln" The Register 7:31 PM
  • "Mainstream SiC adoption reaches tipping point" EE Times Asia 5:48 AM
  • "Cray partnership delivers supercomputing-as-a-service" BetaNews 6:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "UBS: A 'narrative shift' could send Apple stock soaring" Markets Insider 2:50 PM
  • "'Thank God for Apple' and other Tech Stocks — they're propping up the market" CNBC 10:15 AM
  • "Canaccord Genuity Raises AAPL Target, Cites Strong iPhone 8 Demand" Apple Must 9:44 AM
  • "Q1: Apple took 83% of smartphone profits with 13.5% unit share" Apple 3.0 7:30 AM
  • "Apple: A is also for ASP" Apple 3.0 9:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq closes at record while S&P 500, Dow slip amid political uncertainty: S&P 500 on longest 0.5%-or-less daily change streak since 1969" MarketWatch 4:42 PM
  • "Nasdaq Posts Fresh Record but S&P 500, Dow Retreat as Retail Earnings Disappoint" TheStreet 4:42 PM
  • "Record-setting Nasdaq: What's different today vs. 2000" USA Today 4:42 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow End Session Flat, Tech Boosts Nasdaq" Reuters 4:42 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Hits Another Record: Gains in technology shares lift index to 33rd closing high of the year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:41 PM
  • "Mixed bag for Asian stocks as Nikkei gets back on track" MarketWatch 6:22 AM
  • "European stock benchmarks end higher, boosted by commodity shares" MarketWatch 6:23 AM

 
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