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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, July 9, 2017
 

 

 
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Tuesday Highlights: Financial Times speaks with high school students in China who "were 'forced' to work at Foxconn plant in China in order to graduate", both Apple, Foxconn acknowledge incident(s) and "are taking remedial action"; Bloomberg's Mark Gurman takes us inside the hyped HomePod development, delay and three-years needed to catch up with Amazon's Echo; within 2-3 years, Gene Munster thinks Apple will offer a rebranded video/music service rivaling Netflix; Apple receives formal request for Texas gunman's iCloud data; Google's Fuchsia OS can now run Swift code; Skype pulled from all China app stores; Microsoft issues warning over "bogus Apple, Windows tech support sites" that have "click-to-call to 'help' victims more easily contact their sham hotlines"; Dan Seifert at The Verge reviews Apple Watch Series 3.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video Viewers: Amazon, Comcast are grabbing a bigger chunk of the digital-movie business" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Losing Market Share of Video Rental Business to Amazon, Comcast -Wall Street Journal" Benzinga 4:35 PM
  • "Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films" 9to5Mac 4:39 PM
  • "Steve Jobs - the reason for Apple's $6.9b headquarters" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 4:34 PM
  • "Apple moves to poach staff from Imagination Technologies as opens new office only 8 miles away from rival" This is Money 4:34 PM
  • "Apple is moving in on Imagination Technologies turf with new UK office in St Albans" City A.M. 10:50 AM
  • "With iPhone 8 release looming, Apple may become the world's first trillion-dollar company"  BGR 3:31 PM
  • "Qualcomm Demands iPhone, iPad Import Ban In US, Accusing Apple Of Patent Infringement" Redmond Pie 7/8
  • "Will iPhones be banned amid Apple, Qualcomm feud? If Qualcomm has its way with the ITC, future iPhones risk of being banned entirely from entering the US, but there's nothing to worry about."  International Business Times 7/8
  • "From disrupter to disrupted: Apple's profits overtaken by Samsung/ Samsung on course to beat Apple's profits for first time since two giants entered market"  Irish Times 7/8
  • "Contract dispute: Apple fires back at supplier/The graphics provider, Imagination Technologies Group's stock collapsed more than 60%" Bloomberg 7/8
OS X
News
  • "Watch: First macOS High Sierra public beta delivers new features, enhancements" AppleInsider 7/8
  • "Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed" AppleInsider 7/7
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to create an external Mac startup disk for macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7/7
  • "The Eye Candy App Of Mac System Monitors" Mac360 7/7
  • "macOS Mail: Turning Off Highlighting on Related Messages" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "How to create an external Mac startup disk for macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7/7
Op/Ed
  • "What you can't yet do with the Apple eGPU dev kit." iMore 7/7
Press Releases
  • "KCC 2017: The Exhibitors in Kyoto—Innovation From Asia" Architosh 7/8
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty" CRN 7/8
  • "Gartner: global device shipments will decline 0.3% in 2017" Apple World Today 7/8
  • "Nearly 14% of iPhone users long for Apple Homepod: Survey: With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples newly-launched wireless home speaker Homepod, a survey has revealed." Financial Express 7/8
  • "JUST IN: Apple Watch bait-and-switch scam targets Florida retailers" Palm Beach Post 7/8
  • "ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot" AppleInsider 7/8
  • "Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking Apple iPhone US Import Ban" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Qualcomm sues Apple over patents, seeks limited ban on iPhone imports" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7/7
  • "Qualcomm Tries to Block iPhones in the U.S. in New Apple Lawsuit" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Apple accuses Imagination of lying about when their relationship ended" Neowin 7/7
  • "Jay-Z's '4:44' album now available on Apple Music as Kanye West reportedly breaks ties with Tidal" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked" 9to5Mac 7/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook And Google Join Internet-Wide Day Of Action Battle To Protect Net Neutrality" HotHardware 6:17 PM
  • "Outrage as Instagram 'bug' deletes some users' account" Social Barrel 7/8
  • "PlayStation Vue drops its cheapest packages, now starts at $40: Slim TV packages that dropped local TV stations are no longer available." Engadget 7/8
  • "A car-tracking dongle could make self-driving systems better: Comma AI's Panda hardware will help you collect your vehicle's sensor data." Engadget 7/7
  • "Samsung forecasts record Q2 profits as Apple drives demand for its chips and OLED panels" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Russian hackers target the US nuclear industry: A phishing campaign sent infected CVs to individuals with high level access to nuclear systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly shuttering business amidst financial turmoil, new health startup to rise from ashes" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "Report: Jawbone shutting down & liquidating its assets after continued struggles" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly being liquidated and will be going out of business" Neowin 7/7
  • "PlayStation 5 expected to achieve native 4K and 240fps according to analyst" Neowin 7/7
  • "The Pixel 2 might get a cool new feature missing from the original" BGR 7/7
  • "Google launches a company to make geothermal heating affordable: Dandelion, the latest Alphabet X spinoff, will install geothermal heating and cooling systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Tesla to build world's biggest battery" Telegraph 7/7
  • "CopyCat Android malware infected 14m devices, rooted 8m last year" ZDNet 7/7
  • "ProtonMail 3.9 adds ProtonVPN integration and auto-unsubscribe" Neowin 7/7
  • "Mozilla-funded research casts doubt on ad model for the Global South" Neowin 7/7
  • "This $25 Raspberry Pi competitor delivers 4K HDR10 support alongside USB 3.0" Neowin 7/7
  • "Security Experts Suspect Petya Cyber-Attack Inspired by Nation-State" eWeek 7/7
  • "YouTube creators pen open letter to support net neutrality/Question is: will the FCC even listen to them?" Engadget 7/7
  • "Facebook, Twitter and Snap all want rights to World Cup highlights: The companies are reportedly offering 'tens of millions' of dollars to Fox." Engadget 7/7
  • "PSA: Do not preorder this $1,200 holographic Android phone" BGR 7/7
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More! – Mac Geek Gab 665" The Mac Observer 11:31 AM
  • "Tidal's Dwindling Exclusive Deals, Touch ID Isn't Dead Yet -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-07" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Touch ID rumors, RED phone and a very expensive 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Spotlight" MacMost 7/7
Hardware/Software
  • "Here Is Our First Look At Apple iPhone 8 In White" I4U News 3:15 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to come in four color choices including new 'mirror-like' model" 9to5Mac 7/8
  • "A 'mirror like' finish could end up in your choice of iPhone 8 colors" Pocketnow 5:36 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior" AppleInsider 9:13 PM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at AirPods with biometric capabilities" Apple World Today 7/8
  • "Apple files patents that could transform AirPods" Digital Trends 7/8
  • "iPhone 8's wireless charging feature may be slightly delayed" BGR 5:32 PM
  • "Apple's wireless charging accessory for the iPhone could arrive late" Neowin 7/8
  • "Report: Wireless charging accessory won't be ready at iPhone launch this year" 9to5Mac 7/8
  • "Rumor: Apple's iPhone wireless charging accessory might not ship with 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' this fall" AppleInsider 7/8
  • "Sources claim Apple is planning to release three OLED iPhones next year" Neowin 7/7
  • "Apple granted a patent for 'station creation' in Apple Music" Apple World Today 7/7
  • "The State Of iOS 10.3.2 / 10.3.1 / 10.3 / 10.2.1 Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 7/7
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Rethinking the iPad Pro as a Laptop Replacement"  Thurrott 6:32 PM
  • "Tech review: Apple's new MacBook Pro looks the same, but inside it's much improved" Tribune News Service 3:30 PM
  • "Kanex's Apple Watch charging stand review" The Gadgeteer 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 2: Shanthini Naidoo tries out Apple's new health and fitness tracker" Sunday Times Zaire 7/8
  • "The new iPad Pro is pretty great—if you accept it for what it is" Quartz 7/8
  • "How much does an eGPU enhance the performance the 2017 iMac 5K?" Bare Feats 7/7
  • "This E Ink iPhone 7 Plus case works better in theory than practice" The Verge 7/7
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 Notes: All the New Features and How to Use Them" Tom's Guide 4:18 PM
  • "Dance Reality Uses Apple ARKit to Help You Practice Your Dance Steps [Video] iClarified 1:05 PM
  • "Bokeh Effect on iOS Devices: Bokeh Lens app -Useful even on iPhone 7 Plus" eXtensions 9:13 AM
  • "New ARKit iPhone app will help your learn to be a better dancer" Mashable 8:34 AM
  • "The Best Fidget Spinner iPhone Apps and Games" iPhone Hacks 7/8
  • "Friday 5: Ulysses is my favorite iOS writing app [Video] 9to5Mac 7/8
  • "iOS 11 Has a Secret Feature That Lets You Stomp Around Cities Like Godzilla" Gizmodo 7/7
  • "iOS 11 Automatically Creates ZIP Archives When Sharing Folders Via Email" Redmond Pie 7/7
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Set up Parental Controls on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 9:07 AM
  • "How to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10: Finding too many bugs in this early iPhone software? You can run right back." CNET 7/8
  • "iOS 11: How to customize Control Center" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "How To Record Mac, iPhone, iPad Screens" Mac360 7/7
Tips
  • "iOS: Tricking Night Shift Mode into Staying on All the Time" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Tip: Control What Dropbox Knows About you" Apple Must 7/7
  • "5 Ways To Better iPhone Security" NoodleMac 7/7
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone 8 prototype put screen in perspective" SlashGear 9:14 PM
  • "Why the next iPhone may ditch its fingerprint reader, and other rumours" Stuff: New Zealand 5:09 PM
  • "Smart Phone Technology Can Be Used for Good or Evil" NewsFactor 4:18 PM
  • "Apple will not release iPhone 8 this year, and here's why: THERE'S a very good reason Apple will not launch an iPhone 8 anytime soon – and this is it." Express UK 8:13 AM
  • "Cassandra -No I don't Have a Virus and Apple is not Trying to Help me" eXtensions 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Has Some iPhone Tricks Up Its Sleeve" Fortune 7/8
  • "Knowables: The Apple Watch must be a flop"  Macworld 7/8
  • "Apple's Bad Beta Decision on Em and En Dashes in iOS 11" Daring Fireball 7/7
  • "U.S. iPhone Sales Stay Steady as Industry Slumps on Apple's Next Smartphone" Apple Must 7/7
  • "With an impressive new lineup of Macs, it's time to return to the desktop: 2017 is the year of the desktop, and that's a good thing."  Macworld 7/7
  • "As Apple starts analyzing web browsing & health data, how comfortable are you with differential privacy?" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Apple Says it Told Imagination Technologies About Breakup Two Years Ago" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Do Faster Macs Really Matter?" Mac360 7/7
  • "A Few Words On Apple's Politics" Mac360 7/7
  • "Apple And The Linear TV Fail" TeraTalks 7/7
  • "Why Are We Still Talking About Apple Removing Fingerprint Sensors on the iPhone 8?" The Tech Night Owl 7/7
  • "The iPhone at 10: Still No Major Malware" Intego 7/7
Non-Apple
  • "How the equals sign changed the world: 500 years ago, tragic Welsh genius Robert Recorde wanted to teach math to ordinary people." Ars Technica 8:26 AM
  • "I Got Hacked and All I Got Was This New SIM Card" carpeaqua 7/7
  • "Is there room for both Amazon and Walmart? Recode's Jason Del Rey talks about Amazon's planned acquisition of Whole Foods, what Walmart is doing with Jet.com and more on Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7/7
  • "The world's greatest movies are trapped on a terrible website: Must I really pay for this?" The Verge 7/7
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Calendar For iOS Update Adds Today Widget" UberGizmo 9:14 PM
  • "Little Movies 1.0 is Now Available on iOS Devices" prMac 7/8
Computer Industry
  • "Sears, Microsoft Job Cuts Reveal Seismic Shifts In Nation's Economy" Hot Air 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to cut 'thousands' of jobs" Times of Oman 7:13 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Already Too Late to the Smart Home Speaker Market? Amazon was first, Google is smartest, and Apple has its fanboys and fangirls. With no clear advantage or killer app to differentiate it, why is Microsoft joining the fray with a 'me too' smart speaker?" The Motley Fool 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft news recap: CIO leaves the company, BBC Newsnight looks at Microsoft's AI research lab and more" OnMSFT 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft: Potential To Lead Cloud Market?" Seeking Alpha 4:26 PM
  • "Ever-changing memory could lead to faster processors: Fixed caches are so last century." Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "Take a sneak peek at the Microsoft's AI research facility" Neowin 7/8
  • "Microsoft's Jim DuBois resigns as CIO, succeeded by new Chief Digital Officer" Neowin 7/8
  • "Microsoft working on new Windows 10 mobile phone" The Asian Age 7/8
  • "Microsoft rumored to have a new Windows 10 Mobile device in the works" TechRadar UK 7/8
  • "With Microsoft's new Surface Pro, there's a Surface for everyone" MSPoweruser 7/8
  • "Intel made a VR tie-in for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk': Movie tie-in VR experiences are getting more and more common." Engadget 7/8
  • "IBM reaches out to academia and startups to fill AI skill gap: Watson allows developers to use AI functionality without delving into the mechanics of AI coding" Business Standard 7/8
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Has the Upper Hand in This Nasty Legal Dispute With Qualcomm, Jim Cramer Explains" TheStreet 8:09 PM
  • "AAPL Stock Update – Is Apple Inc. a Value Buy or Value Trap?" Nasdaq 6:53 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. Earnings: Mark Your Calendar/Investors can expect more growth: but it probably won't be coming from the iPhone" The Motley Fool 7/7
  • "Options On Apple Offer A Leveraged Profit Opportunity" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple's Dividend Potential Is Almost Unbelievable" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple disputes Imagination Technologies partnership timeline" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple (AAPL) Just Had its Strongest June Ever - Drexel Hamilton" StreetInsider 7/6
Industry News
  • "Stock market climbs as U.S. adds 222,000 jobs in June: U.S. stocks rose on Friday following an employment report that showed the U.S. gained 222,000 jobs in June, representing the second-largest job haul of the year and underscoring that the labor market remains healthy." MarketWatch 7/7
  • "Employment Drives Friday's Gains: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 7/7/17)" TheStreet 7/7
  • "Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter/NEW YORK — The good times keep rolling for fund investors." USA Today 7/7
  • "US adds 222,000 jobs in June, keeping Fed on course" FOXBusiness 7/7
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Financial Shares: Gains in bank stocks offset energy sector losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/7
  • "Asia-Pacific markets slump, following losses in U.S., Europe: Equity markets across the Asia-Pacific region were lower Friday, tracking declines in the U.S. and Europe, as investors become more cautious about the prospects of global central bank tightening." MarketWatch 7/7
  • "European stocks fall on stumble in oil prices, central bank concerns: European stocks ended in slightly negative territory on Friday, pushed lower by a slide in oil prices and nagging worries about the potential end of ultraloose monetary policy." MarketWatch 7/7

 
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