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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
 

 

 
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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces award of $390 million to Finisar which "will create 500 high-skill jobs at Sherman, Texas facility"—more reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Wired article notes concern from security researchers that Apple's security flaws may hide deeper issues; Financial Times thinks "data and music expertise" behind Apple's plans for Shazam?; ever notice ads with stuff you've been shopping for pop up on sites you visit? Jonny Evans says these can spoil Christmas surprises, so what to do?; iPhone X adoption surpasses iPhone 8 models, and in Google's top searches of 2017, iPhone 8 was #2, iPhone X #3; Republican lawmaker calls on "FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote" and "wait for Congress to create net neutrality law"; Thursday is drop-day for iMac Pro!; Digital Photography Review posts shoot-out between iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2; AppleInsider tip explains accurate pace, calorie measurment setup on Apple Watch; Ben Dickson at PC Magazine says Face ID just not accurate enough for him to stick with iPhone X for now.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Strikes Deal With Spielberg's Amblin for 'Amazing Stories' Reboot: Director's Amblin Television, NBCUniversal TV production unit to make new episodes of sci-fi series from the 1980s"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:21 PM
  • "Apple inks content deal with Spielberg, NBCUniversal: WSJ" Reuters 3:33 PM
  • "Apple is partnering with Steven Spielberg on its new TV strategy. (What is Apple's new TV strategy?)" Recode 3:45 PM
  • "Apple set to produce big-budget Spielberg TV show: Push into Hollywood likely to start with reboot of 1980s sci-fi series" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:11 PM
  • "Apple's big jump into original content will start with Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories" The Verge 1:24 PM
  • "Steven Spielberg will reportedly revive his cult show Amazing Stories for Apple" Ars Technica 3:05 PM
  • "New patent-holder grabs Nokia patents, sues Apple iPhone: Patent-licensing shop that enforced Nokia and Sony patents has changed hands."  Ars Technica 2:15 PM
  • "Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple" AppleInsider 5:34 PM
  • "Supreme Court Signals Interest in Apple's Appeal in Consumer Lawsuit: The Supreme Court asked the Trump administration for advice on a consumer lawsuit that accuses Apple Inc. of trying to monopolize the market for iPhone apps so it can charge excessive commissions."  Bloomberg 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Is Becoming a Services Company" ["Because Apple owns its own cloud data centers, it can earn maximum margins from this trend. Instead of renting the space it uses for services, it owns the space, with all the tax benefits. Steve Jobs dismissed services as the tail wagging the dog. For Tim Cook, this is the dog."]  InvestorPlace 7:55 AM
  • "Are Tim Cook's Days As CEO Numbered?"  Zero Hedge 8:13 AM
  • "Apple stock could get a trillion-dollar tailwind from Trump's tax reforms, says RBC: Analysts estimate a boost of $4 per share to 2018 earnings"  MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Apple, ARKit and the future of TV: Consumers and enterprise chiefs need to think about the impact of virtual experiences on traditional media channels if they want to stay relevant"  Computerworld 7:31 AM
  • "Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide"  AppleInsider 6:09 PM
  • "As PC market continues to decline, Apple sees Mac shipments drop in Q3 2017" 9to5Mac 6:54 PM
OS X
News
  • "Fake Chrome Web Browser Extension Unwittingly Installed by 37,000 Users" MacRumors 7:42 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Twitterrific for macOS Review" MacStories 7:39 AM
  • "Review: Twitterrific returns to the Mac, via iOS" Six Colors 2:18 PM
  • "Twitterrific for Mac is Back: First Impressions and Comparison With Tweetbot" MacRumors 7:43 AM
  • "How to make sure you remove photos from iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Spotting Those MacBook Battery Burners: Q. My MacBook Air is less than a year old, but I notice the battery doesn't seem to last nearly as long as advertised and the laptop seems to really be working at something. How can I tell what it's doing?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Selecting Clip Ranges In iMovie" MacMost 8:33 AM
  • "How to set up Universal Clipboard on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
Op/Ed
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra notes include issues with the Supplemental Update; APFS (with workarounds); SSDs; update failures; Disk Utility; keyboard backlight; security updates (for older systems); network diagnostic tools; build numbers; Apple Mail; Server; disk space/snapshots; display color; a display bug and more, as well as new features." MacInTouch 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year" AppleInsider 2:18 PM
  • "Alien Skin Software Announces New RAW Photo Editor for Photographers" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "17+ Mac Keynote Themes: Made To Customize Quickly (2017)" Envato Tuts+ 7:39 AM
  • "Horror game Observer coming soon to Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 7:39 AM
  • "Photo Print 4.0 - Photo Format and Printing for macOS" prMac 7:28 AM
  • "Pixelmator 3.7 for macOS High Sierra is a powerful image editor for the rest of us" Apple World Today 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook touts the future of AR, says the technology isn't there yet for AR glasses" 9to5Mac 9:13 PM
  • "Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Dow Jones technical error spreads fake news story of Google acquiring Apple"  9to5Mac 11:15 AM
  • "Dow Jones Newswire Sends False Google-Apple Merger Story; DJ Calls It 'Technical Error'"  Benzinga 11:16 AM
  • "Dow Jones posts fake story claiming Google was buying Apple: Story claims Jobs arranged the $9 billion acquisition in his will." Ars Technica 5:16 PM
  • "Google Buying Apple? Sorry, That Was Just a Test" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 PM
  • "America loves its Apple. Poll finds that the average household owns more than two Apple products" ["Sixty-four percent of Americans now own an Apple product."]  CNBC 9:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook believes learning to code is more important than English [Video] 9to5Mac 3:10 PM
  • "Apple's Paper and Packaging Strategy" Apple [11-page PDF] 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Shares Meticulous Steps Taken to Ensure iPhone Packaging is Environmentally Friendly" MacRumors 11:26 AM
  • "Apple details environmental efforts in its 'Paper and Packaging Strategy' report" 9to5Mac 1:24 PM
  • "Apple White Paper Describes Drastic Cuts to Plastic Use in iPhone Packaging" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "Android phone makers are rushing to copy Apple's iPhone X and introduce face-scanning tech" Business Insider 11:39 AM
  • "Apple reportedly scrapped an Elvis Presley biopic following the Harvey Weinstein allegations" Business Insider 7:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Disney, Fox, Warner and Universal may team up on downloadable movies: Bloomberg reports the other studios will join Disney's 'Movies Anywhere' setup." Engadget 8:34 PM
  • "Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse' tax" BBC 6:53 PM
  • "Is this $20 phone a fidget spinner or is it fidget spinner that's also phone?" Mashable 10:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Twitterific 5, DIY Surround Sound for Your Mac -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-10" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Who Killed Mr. Fixit, and How to Bring Him Back: A Q&A with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens about the demise of the repair industry and a plan to revive it." Bloomberg 8:43 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Beware of sketchy iOS popups that want your Apple ID: Benign iOS prompts are indistinguishable from those generated by malicious apps."  Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "The next version of the iPad might borrow one of the iPhone X's best features" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro 2018 model may have this iPhone X feature" DailyTech 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 11.1 beta 2 brings back 3D Touch app switching" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "iOS 11.0.3 Update To Fix iOS 11 Reachability Bug" Redmond Pie 11:10 AM
  • "Slow iPhone? Don't Blame Apple. Blame Your Apps" Wired 9:24 AM
  • "Is Apple really throttling your old iPhone? Benchmarking firm settles the question for good" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Apple investigating self-adjusting Apple Watch bands" AppleInsider 7:22 AM
  • "Apple eyes a self-adjusting Apple Watch band (now about one that supplies extra power?)" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Proof of concept phishing attack mimics iOS popups to steal user passwords" AppleInsider 8:31 PM
  • "Apple security discussion talks about reporting a bad bug in beta that didn't get fixed, vulnerabilities that aren't fixed in iOS, watchOS, tvOS and more." MacInTouch 8:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Apple Watch Is Good Now" Gizmodo 2:18 PM
  • "Watch: Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus cameras compared" AppleInsider 7:23 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features" AppleInsider 5:30 PM
  • "Battle Of The Titans: Google Pixel 2 XL Vs. Apple iPhone 8 Plus" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "Video: hands-on with Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ edition" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Review: Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT" iLounge 10:53 AM
  • "Tidal Force Wave 5 headpone review: Planar magnetic headphone tech on the cheap" TechHive 7:30 AM
  • "Google Home Mini Review: It's Smart, but Not on Its Own" Wired 7:47 AM
  • "Review: Google Home Mini at $49 joins the Chromecast in Google's collection of insta-buy hardware" 9to5Google 12:06 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: hands-on with new Control Center changes and more in watchOS 4.1 beta 2" iDownload Blog 7:41 AM
  • "10 of the best ARKit apps and games to try for iOS 11" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "'REKT!' Review- A Flipping Fun Stunt Driving Game" Touch Arcade 3:57 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS, iPhone" Apple Must 10:48 AM
  • "How to view the status of your App Store and iTunes subscriptions" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to Erase Your Old Phone Before You Sell It" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "watchOS 4: How to See Favorites Instead of Recent Apps in the Dock" The Mac Observer 8:02 AM
  • "iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 Is Out - How To Install The New Emojis" Forbes 7:53 AM
Tips
  • "Hey Siri, play some music" The Loop 2:11 PM
  • "Airplane Mode remembers if you want WiFi and Bluetooth enabled" The Loop 8:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The Mac's global market share is up; no, wait, it's down" Apple World Today 6:55 PM
  • "Fake Story that Google Bought Apple for $9 Billion Briefly Published by Dow Jones" The Mac Observer 5:32 PM
  • "Can apps steal your passwords? What you need to know!" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "Hey Joe, here's a quarter. Buy a clue about Apple" Apple 3.0 11:18 AM
  • "The iPhone X's notch already works" BGR 8:34 AM
  • "Not everyone is willing to hop aboard the iPhone X hype train" BGR 7:44 AM
  • "A losing narrative: Amazon beats Apple" Macworld 7:29 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why The Success Of New Pixel Phones Is Vital For Google" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "Facebook denies employees working full-time inside Trump campaign" Mashable 11:40 AM
  • "Edge Computing Could Weaken the Cloud" Tech.pinions 7:39 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Touch Barred by an Angel" iMore 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Heavy Duty MacBook Air 11 Case Now Available from Gumdrop Cases" MacPrices 2:10 PM
  • "Pong Radiation Reduction Case for iPhone 7 Plus" iLounge 1:24 PM
  • "Pixelmator for iOS Adds Drag and Drop Support and HEIF Compatibility" MacStories 11:40 AM
  • "Gold's Gym Delivers An Audio Fitness Experience Anytime, Anywhere With New GOLD'S AMP™ App" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "August Home Ships Doorbell Cam Pro; Know Who's at the Door for Security, Day and Night" Business Wire 8:04 AM
  • "Wells Fargo Adds Apple Pay Support to More Than 5,000 ATMs" MacRumors 7:28 AM
  • "Now you can Stream iPhone Video to Samsung Smart TVs without AirPlay" Apple Must 8:48 AM
  • "Jumsoft introduces Toolbox for iWork for iOS" prMac 10:53 AM
  • "Screen Mirroring from iPhone to Samsung TV with iOS 11" prMac 7:28 AM
  • "New App helps create stencils for custom Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns" prMac 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, rebrands Windows Store as Microsoft Store" VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft may have price increases in store for Windows 10 Pro Workstation, Win 10 downgrade customers" ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10" ExtremeTech 6:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Promotes Fall Creators Update to Developers" Thurrott 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft: No, We're Not Killing Surface" Thurrott 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft killing Surface line is just a 'tabloid rumor'" BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop developing Windows 10 Mobile" RTÉ 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Says Windows 10 Mobile Hardware Is No Longer A Focus" Gears of Biz 8:17 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Windows Mobile" eWeek 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Ventures, Madrona and others launch $3.5M AI startup competition" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GE's Irish wind farm: Both companies will measure all the power stored in the batteries and sent to the grid." Engadget 7:01 AM
  • "Dell outlines IoT strategy, plans to spend $1 billion on R&D over three years" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "HP Spectre 13, Spectre x360 13 laptops Launched: The new products feature the latest 8th generation Intel processors, longer battery life and enhanced displays in sleeker, more angular designs." Techtree 7:33 AM
  • "HP's VR backpack PC now available for order" MSPoweruser 7:34 AM
  • "Intel India Chief Says AI Will Not Cut Jobs, but Create Different Ones" Gadgets 360 8:05 AM
  • "Intel's next laptop processors could use AMD's Vega graphics" TechRadar UK 7:34 AM
  • "Intel created a superconducting test chip for quantum computing: It's a big step towards an actual, working quantum computer." Engadget 6:54 PM
  • "IBM unveils new programming model for building serverless applications" ZDNet 5:27 PM
  • "Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Nvidia sets sights on the driverless revolution with Drive PX Pegasus: Nvidia expands its automotive platform for full autonomy." Ars Technica 9:51 AM
  • "Nvidia's new Pegasus AI computer is designed to drive autonomous taxis" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Nvidia aims for level 5 vehicle autonomy with Pegasus" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Nvidia asks enterprises to join it in Holodeck VR environment: Nvidia is piling into immersive graphics just as Nokia is pulling out" Computerworld New Zealand 7:01 AM
  • "NVIDIA introduces a computer for level 5 autonomous cars: The chipmaker prepares automakers for the world of robotaxis." Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "European PC gaming market is growing, but UK carries the rear" PC Retail 7:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This will be a significant cycle: Toni Sacconaghi on Apple" CNBC 12:12 PM
  • "How Many iPhones Did Apple, Inc. Sell in Q4? Even without the iPhone X, Apple may easily hit its guidance. Here's why." The Motley Fool 9:25 AM
  • "Amazon—Not Apple—Will Be First $1T Co.: NYU Prof." Investopedia 7:22 AM
  • "Sell Apple supplier Jabil on 'downside risk' to iPhone sales: Goldman" CNBC 8:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow Notches New Record as Walmart Sparks Consumer Rally: The Dow sees more records as Walmart sparks rally in retail and consumer names." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Walmart is doubling down on grocery in its race against Amazon" USA Today 4:58 PM
  • "Walmart touts online sales growth amid Amazon ecommerce battle" FOXBusiness 4:59 PM
  • "US Stocks Snapshot-Dow hits record high, Wal-Mart shares gain" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Resume Their Climb, Led by Consumer Staples: Shares of Wal-Mart rally after the retailer says it will keep U.S. store openings to a minimum to focus more on e-commerce" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "South Korea stocks surge, leading Asian market gains" MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "Spain's IBEX slides more than 1% on looming risk of Catalan independence" MarketWatch 7:53 AM

 
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