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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, July 13, 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
  • "The No. 1 reason Apple has been so successful can be traced to Steve Jobs"  CNBC 10:41 AM
  • "Apple's Billion Devices Give Augmented Reality Edge Over Google"  Bloomberg 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's unified iPhone userbase could help kickstart augmented reality industry" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "How Apple could bring augmented reality to the masses with ARKit and iOS 11" Digital Trends 11:58 AM
  • "Apple Is Working Hard On An iPhone Rear-Facing 3D Laser For AR And Autofocus: Source/The addition will make future iPhones far better suited to the AR experiences being created by developers using the ARKit development platform."  Fast Company 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's HEIF image format choice reinvents photography: The transition isn't only about image size and quality"  Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "How Apple's 'High Sierra' Is Disrupting Digital Advertising"  Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's risky balancing act with the next iPhone"  Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's Health and Fitness Push Accelerates as it Turns 3" Tech.pinions 8:59 AM
OS X
News
  • "1Password won't axe private vaults. It'll choke 'em to death instead: Developer promises not to force peeps to the cloud – which it says is way, way better" The Register 8:13 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "It's official: Safari 11 is the fastest web browser for the Mac/Benchmarks back up Apple's claim that Safari 11 is the world's fastest browser." Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "How to Find Out Which Mac Software Needs Updating" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:57 PM
  • "How to use your Mac's screen as an Apple TV" Cult of Mac 2:46 PM
  • "How to connect a wired Xbox 360 controller to your Mac!" iMore 2:46 PM
  • "How to create a blank disk image for storage using macOS Sierra's Disk Utility" Apple World Today 8:00 AM
  • "Advanced System Monitoring For The Mac" McSolo 7:59 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Where Are Your Passwords?" Mac 360 8:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Release of WidsMob Retoucher for macOS" prMac 7:44 PM
  • "Share Your iTunes M4V Movies/TV Shows Freely Everywhere with DRmare" prMac 5:03 PM
  • "Google Backup And Sync App Now Live For Photos And Google Drive" HotHardware 3:59 PM
  • "The 100 Best Mac Games You Can Play Today" Mac Gamer HQ 11:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here's what we know about Apple's glistening new $5 billion campus" Yahoo! Finance 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Has Finished Moving and Precisely Reassembling a Historic Barn At Its New Headquarters" MacRumors 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Google tax ruling in France could help Apple in its own tax battles in Europe" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Verdict on Google's E.U. tax bill could have big implications for Apple" Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "The summer camp for billionaires, which just kicked off in Sun Valley, has yielded some blockbuster deals over the years" ["Among those in attendance at this year's gathering are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Reid Hoffman, the cofounder of LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion in June 0f 2016."] Business Insider 5:06 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook and iTunes Chief Eddy Cue Attend Sun Valley Media Retreat" MacRumors 5:04 PM
  • "iPhone 8 shipping estimates slashed amid delay concerns" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Apple is building its first China-based data center per new cybersecurity law: Promises that 'no backdoors will be created'" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 Is Shaking Up Taiwan's Apple-Reliant Tech Industry" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon's next Echo will be more like Apple's HomePod: It'll be an improved smart speaker in just about every way." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Secret New iPhone Just Made This 86-Year-Old a Billionaire" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Guy fools Google and Apple Maps into naming a road after him" Mashable 8:44 AM
  • "Burton Rast's eye and iPhone are fresh look at San Francisco landmarks." Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Apple history: Nike+iPod brings fitness tracking to your pocket" Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon exec in charge of Alexa and Echo is leaving after nearly two decades with company" GeekWire 8:36 PM
  • "Pixel XL 2 (2017): Leak adds details incl. always-on display, squeezable frame features, more" 9to5Google 5:04 PM
  • "FCC votes to expand crackdown on 'robocalls'" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "FCC approves new spectrum for vehicle radar systems" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "Videogames Might Be Keeping Young Men Out of the Workforce" WSJ Blogs 2:03 PM
  • "BlackBerry KeyOne launches on Sprint, the eternal harbor of innovation" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "China says it doesn't block VPNs, despite allegations" The Next Web 1:50 PM
  • "Facebook's Oculus to fight Apple's AR and VR push with new $200 standalone headset in 2018" AppleInsider 1:50 PM
  • "This is how many robocalls Americans received last month (and how to prevent them): The FCC is widely expected to make a decision soon to allow cellphone carriers to block calls" MarketWatch 11:59 AM
  • "RIP USB: These Are Ports and Connectors to Care About in 2017" Lifehacker 11:29 AM
  • "The FCC says net neutrality destroys small ISPs. So has it?" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "This could be Microsoft's future USB-C Surface connector" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "For the blind, smart glasses offer a clear path ahead: New designs and applications are helping doctors, soldiers and the visually impaired see the world in unexpected ways." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Smart glasses offer the blind a new perspective" [Slideshow] CNET 8:17 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Amazon's HomePod Competitor, Apple Store HomeKit Demos -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-13" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 said to feature next-gen 3D laser technology" BGR 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 8 to use rear 3D sensor for better AR & autofocus, haptic feedback on side buttons" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "Why Apple Hired a Chip Engineer from Qualcomm: Terzioglu joining Apple from Qualcomm" Market Realist 8:35 AM
  • "Apple rolling out watchOS 4 beta 3 to developers" 9to5Mac 5:04 PM
  • "Apple seeds watchOS 4 beta 3 to developers" iDownload Blog 5:04 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple has been working on rumored 'iPhone 8' facial recognition solution for at least 3 years" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "Apple patent involves facial recognition on devices such as the iPhone" Apple World Today 8:31 AM
  • "Apple invents a new Security Level that will allow users to Password Protect Private Data in Documents & Beyond" Patently Apple 8:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: Khomo's 10.5-inch iPad Pro case with built-in Apple Pencil holder [Video] 9to5Mac 2:46 PM
  • "Review: MEEM Memory Lightning Backup and Charging Cable" iLounge 12:22 PM
  • "Need a keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad? Check out the ZAGG Rugged Messenger" Apple World Today 8:00 AM
  • "Reolink Keen review: a truly wireless security camera" TechHive 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "MapMyRun has some catching up to do [Runner's Week: Day 5] Cult of Mac 11:15 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Unsubscribe from Mailing Lists on iPhone and iPad Easily" OS X Daily 5:04 PM
  • "How to protect yourself from the Verizon data breach" ZDNet 3:54 PM
  • "iOS 11: How To Turn Off Auto Play Videos In App Store" Redmond Pie 10:33 AM
Tips
  • "Watch: How to gain access to a locked iOS device" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Using the awesome new iOS 11 Timer widget" Cult of Mac 5:06 PM
  • "What is Airplane Mode? How it Works and When to Use it" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Should Apple and Facebook continue expanding into China?" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 9:14 PM
  • "How ARKit Will Give Apple a Welcomed Advantage in China" Tech.pinions 12:57 PM
  • "Comment: Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Cassandra -Give me the Ocular Proof, and the Auricular Assistance" eXtensions 10:18 AM
  • "How the new App Store can push accessibility forward" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Further adventures in Apple clickbait" Apple 3.0 8:56 AM
  • "The circle of life: iPhone killers come and go" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple is bullying stock market investors/The iPhone maker accounts for a large weighting in major indices" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Embroiled In 'Fake News' Again" PixoBebo 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Sales Decline Claims are a Work of Fiction" Apple Must 8:12 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Day's chess move against Apple's HomePod" The Loop 8:52 AM
  • "Amazon's Parade Rained On Apple" Mac360 7:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Without net neutrality, you'll need a VPN more than ever" Mashable 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "EE Just Showed Us How All-You-Can-Eat Apple Music Deals are Gonna Work" Apple Must 11:38 AM
  • "EE is offering six-month Apple Music trials with 'free' data" Engadget 10:25 AM
  • "OmniGraffle 3 for iPhone, iPad Includes Mac Features and Free Trial" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "BenQ Immerses Creative Professionals in True-to-Life Color Reproduction With New Displays at SIGGRAPH 2017" PR 9:08 AM
  • "12 sweet cases for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro: You don't have to sacrifice style to keep that 10.5-inch screen unmarred." [Slideshow] Macworld 8:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The PC Market Decline Continued in Q2 2017" Thurrott 9:32 AM
  • "PC sales just hit a 10 year low: Gartner bean counters say sales slumped 4.3 per cent year-on-year" The Inquirer 11:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing plant in the US" The Verge 6:16 AM
  • "Xbox lead engineer calls the PC a 'forgotten and confused' platform" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "'Fontgate': Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM/Court finds that Nawaz Sharif's daughter in 2006 disclosed link to firm named in Panama Papers, but disclosure was typed in font not available until 2007" Irish Times 6:53 AM
  • "Did a Microsoft font just expose corruption in Pakistan?" The Daily Dot 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft turns up the AI heat on tech, ethics and saving Planet Earth" Diginomica 6:54 AM
  • "How Microsoft Research AI Hopes to Take on Google" Investopedia 6:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Boosts Protections Against Code Injection Attacks" SecurityWeek 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's newest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Mixed Reality tweaks" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "New Surface Pro's random sleep bug: Fix is on the way, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils 14th-generation PowerEdge servers: The 14th Generation of PowerEdge servers are the bedrock of the modern data centre." BGR India 6:21 AM
  • "Atos teams with DELL EMC and Microsoft to launch Canopy brand hybrid cloud offering: Atos launched its Canopy orchestrated hybrid cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, powered by the DELL EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform" The Economic Times 6:21 AM
  • "Dell launches threat protection for air-gapped enterprise systems" ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard's Mission to Eradicate Illiteracy in India" Triple Pundit 6:22 AM
  • "HP regains top position as worldwide PC shipments decline for 11th straight quarter: Gartner/PC shipments in the second quarter of this year were the lowest quarterly shipments since 2007. Gartner also notes that the Chromebook market has been growing much faster than the overall PC business" digit 6:23 AM
  • "Intel's Purley platform architecture is a step forward: More features from a single socket than before" SemiAccurate 6:16 AM
  • "Intel tightens data centre grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform: Package embraces integrated accelerators as well as fabric, memory and storage technology" Tech Central 6:41 AM
  • "Intel slags off AMD's chips" Fudzilla 6:25 AM
  • "Intel badmouths AMD's Epyc design" bit-tech 6:42 AM
  • "Intel calls AMD Epyc server processors 'glued together and inconsistent' during presentation" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "Intel Calls Out AMD for Using Glued-together Dies on EPYC and Being 'Inconsistent Supplier" Game Debate 6:45 AM
  • "Intel: Lonely At The Top/Chipmaking giant unlikely to lose its lead, but new challenges hurt growth prospects" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 AM
  • "AMD unveils Ryzen Threadripper specs and pricing" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-Core And 1920X 12-Core CPUs Primed To Undercut, Outperform Skylake-X" HotHardware 9:49 AM
  • "IBM Watson impresses in brain tumour analysis" pharmaphorum 6:44 AM
  • "Oracle-backed watchdog claims Google spends millions on biased research: But Google slams CfA report as 'highly misleading'" The Inquirer 6:17 AM
  • "Cisco acquires network security startup Observable Networks" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Turing researchers get Cray supercomputer for data analytics" newelectronics 6:41 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Deal Lifts PayPal's Prospects and Shares" Investopedia 12:53 PM
  • "Why Buffett Loves Apple Inc. Stock (And You Should Too)" InvestorPlace 10:41 AM
  • "Why Apple's Borrowing Practice Carries Risk" Market Realist 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Short Interest Plunges 14 Million Shares" 24/7 Wall St. 8:45 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs 24th record of 2017 as banks rise ahead of earnings: Nasdaq extends winning streak to fifth session" MarketWatch 7:51 PM
  • "Dow on Track for Record Close as Retail Roars Higher, Walmart Rallies" TheStreet 7:50 PM
  • "Banks push Wall Street higher ahead of earnings" Reuters 7:50 PM
  • "Dow at Another Record, Driven by Financial Sector: Major indexes stick to a narrow range as investors hold back on bets ahead of a bank earnings releases" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 PM
  • "Asian markets extend rally after Yellen's dovish comments on U.S. rates" MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "European stocks rise again, building on largest advance in 2½ months" MarketWatch 7:50 AM

 
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