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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 1, 2017
 

 

 
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Monday Highlights: Shara Tibken at CNET has five important questions for Apple as they head into 2018, including what iPhone lineup looks like, and will Siri find relevance?; Apple confirms purchase of Shazam, details not disclosed, but estimated at $400 million; activist investors pushing for climate and human rights proposals facing Apple blockade via SEC guidance; Macworld reviews Nvidia GeForce beta for Mac which allows impressive streaming gameplay of high-end PC games; Steve Wozniak among Internet pioneers telling FCC they don't understand how internet works, urges cancellation of Dec 14 vote; Apple accused of throttling old iPhones with degraded batteries; Sprint customers complain of Wi-Fi calling breakage following iOS 11.2 install; Jean-Louis Gassée offers his "third impression" of iPhone X.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's hand is down and its $1 trillion dream now rests with consumers"  TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Who is Steve Jobs, Apple's Mythical Co-Founder?" [Video Report]  Investing 8:34 AM
  • "Apple is sharing your face with apps. That's a new privacy worry."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:40 AM
  • "The iPhone X may turn into a privacy disaster, so Apple changed the Face ID apps policy" phoneArena 9:40 AM
  • "Why 2018 is going to be a huge inflection point for the mobile world: Well, it's that time of the year again. Time to enjoy the warmth of an OLED display on an iPhone X while a Yule log burns on 4K displays and shimmer with holiday cheer!"  iMore 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Set to Witness a 'Super Long Cycle' Per Piper Jaffray" Zacks 9:13 AM
  • "iPhone X drives Apple's 'best ever' year for smartphone sales" Computerworld 9:44 AM
  • "No man's land: The lack of MacBook middle ground/The USB-C MacBook isn't always a good fit... but neither is the MacBook Pro. What's a Mac user to do?"  Macworld 8:07 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's macOS 'root' access bugfix introduces another harrowing bug" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 6 Fixes Root Password Vulnerability" MacRumors 3:07 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple's 'root' bug patch" AppleInsider 8:08 PM
  • "PSA: If You Upgrade to macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, You'll Need to Reinstall Apple's Root Security Fix" MacRumors 9:04 PM
  • "The latest macOS update doesn't quite fix the macOS root login bug" BGR 9:05 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Edit and Organize Your Images With the New macOS Photos" MakeUseOf 8:43 AM
  • "How to diagnose color distortion on your MacBook Pro" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To the Mac App Switcher" MacMost 9:38 AM
Op/Ed
  • "macOS: More Perfection?" Rixstep 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Server Ranger 2 for Mac out Now: Uptime Monitor for Websites and Servers" prMac 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "EKG band for Apple Watch can monitor your heart rhythm" [Video Report] ABCNews 8:38 AM
  • "FDA Approves EKG Heart Monitor for Apple Watch" ExtremeTech 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone X faces ban as Apple-Qualcomm legal spat escalates" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm files 3 new suits against Apple, seeks ban on latest iPhones" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "ParkerVision GmbH Invited to Present Clarifications in German Infringement Case Against Apple" Globe Newswire 8:44 AM
  • "Parkervision Says ‍Munich Court Rejected Request By Apple And Certain Of Subsidiaries That Parkervision GmbH Be Required To Post Bond" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' 'phone-phreaking' blue box is going up for auction" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "You'd never know this short film was shot on an iPhone X" BGR 9:14 AM
  • "New Apple Watch Series 3 ads put spotlight on cellular & fitness" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Shares New Short Holiday Ads Promoting Apple Watch Series 3" MacRumors 3:08 PM
  • "Apple retail workers help save Barred Owl that flew into Portland store window" AppleInsider 5:49 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Reddit dedicates homepage to net neutrality ahead of looming destruction" Mashable 11:40 AM
  • "Are iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 at $1,000 really 10 times better than $100 Nokia 2? HMD's budget-priced Nokia 2 is out now at Amazon and Best Buy, plus its Oreo update has started." ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "The Galaxy X foldable phone tipped to launch next year" BGR 8:35 AM
  • "Google: We're cracking down on Android apps with those annoying lockscreen ads" ZDNet 8:08 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iPhone Privacy, Apple and Augmented Reality -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-01" The Mac Observer 12:35 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 208, With Special Guest John Moltz" Daring Fireball 12:24 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple's new Brooklyn store, macOS root security flaw, Amazon's inroads" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 149 | Moving with HomeKit, Apple Heart Study, and getting to the root of Mac bugs" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Every iPhone X is not created equal, new study says: When its signal is weak, iPhone X models with Qualcomm hardware show faster speeds than models with Intel hardware, a new study found."  CNET 11:49 AM
  • "New study confirms that one type of iPhone X is faster than the other" BGR 5:49 PM
  • "Craig Federighi: Apple Focused on Single-User Face ID, Touch ID Was Never Intended for Multiple Users"  MacRumors 11:49 AM
  • "Apple plans new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad for 2018, says sources" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Apple 'Considering' Cheapest 9.7-inch iPad Ever for 2018" MacTrast 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Prepping Crazy Cheap 9.7-inch iPad For 2018 Launch" HotHardware 5:30 PM
  • "You can get an iPhone X in time for Christmas after all" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly looking into designing its own power management chips" Business Insider 8:16 AM
  • "iOS 11 leaves iOS devices more vulnerable to edge-case attacks, says phone-cracking company ElcomSoft" 9to5Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers" MacRumors 12:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Exclusive: Qualcomm's iPhone X Still Outpaces Intel's/With exclusive lab testing from Cellular Insights, PCMag found that the Qualcomm-powered iPhone X has better LTE performance than Intel models, although the gap is narrowing." PC Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "A Month with the iPhone X: What I Love (and Hate)" Tom's Guide 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus review: It's big, but it's very good" TrustedReviews 8:37 AM
  • "Which Mac should you buy? When it comes to purchasing a Mac, we've got the lowdown on each model to help you make a buying decision." Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Review: Etymotic ER20XS High-Fidelity Earplugs" iLounge 3:09 PM
  • "Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar review: It's great for music, but you'll want the optional sub for movies" TechHive 8:07 AM
  • "Review: Ultimate Ears' latest speaker with Alexa on Blast" 9to5Mac 6:06 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Rip Blu-Ray Movies to Watch on Your Apple TV" The Mac Observer 5:43 PM
  • "How to search in a page or website in Mobile Safari" Cult of Mac 1:29 PM
  • "Animoji Karaoke How To Guide For iPhone X" Redmond Pie 8:39 AM
  • "How to view all photos, sketches and documents stored in your Notes app" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone: Many iPhone features are convenient or even important, but this one can literally save your life." Macworld 8:08 AM
Tips
  • "What's the Difference Between iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Aspect Ratio?" The Mac Observer 2:27 PM
  • "How to force-quit troublesome Apple Watch apps in watchOS 4" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "iPhone X: Using Reachability to Get to Control Center" The Mac Observer 11:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple says Face ID on the iPhone X wasn't designed to support multiple users" BGR 7:31 PM
  • "Lest We Forget, Apple's Jony Ive Has Changed Our Lives" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "How the classic Palm Pre figures into the Apple-Qualcomm spat: Qualcomm owns several patents related to Palm and webOS, and is accusing the iPhone of copying its user interface." CNET 10:02 AM
  • "AppleCoin: Why Apple's next big move could be its own currency" [Video]  iMore 9:28 AM
  • "Has Apple Compromised Security for Convenience in iOS 11?" AppAdvice 9:28 AM
  • "iOS 11 security isn't a 'horror story', it's a balancing act for *your* protection" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct is grist for Apple's new TV show" Apple 3.0 8:40 AM
  • "The iPhone Upgrade Program: A Year in Review" TidBITS 8:10 AM
  • "GOP tax cut: Good for Apple shareholders, bad for America?" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:06 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How far would you go for a quality in-flight movie experience?" Seattle Times 9:04 PM
  • "Should the Internet Be Regulated?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:01 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming December 2: Gene Steinberg meets J.D. Levite of Thrifter.com, and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9:00 PM
  • "AirPods Accessories You Don't Want to Miss" AppAdvice 8:43 AM
  • "The wireless audio market is expected to grow from USD 16.13 billion in 2016 to USD 31.80 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.06% between 2017 and 2023" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Developer FiftyThree launches new iOS app + updated Paper app" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Funxim: Affordable Fast Wireless Charging Pad For Apple Fans/An efficient Qi wireless charging pad to power your new iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously" Kickstarter 8:09 AM
  • "Hex announces slick official Star Wars iPhone cases ahead of The Last Jedi premiere" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "iClassics releases iLovecraft 2 Immersive Reading for iOS" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Varjo Ships Alpha Prototypes—Working Closely with AMD and Nvidia" Architosh 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "StatCounter: Windows 10 fails to overtake Windows 7, but edges slightly closer" BetaNews 1:04 PM
  • "Microsoft job posting hints at ARM-powered Surface device" The Verge 12:56 PM
  • "IIM placements: Microsoft offers top package at $214,600; Accenture biggest recruiter" domain-b 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's Rs 1.39-cr offer highest at IITs; Accenture top IIM-A recruiter" Business Standard 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft set to offer the fattest pay package of Rs 1.39 crore at IITs this year" The Economic Times 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft to add 18 buildings, cricket pitches and a plaza to Washington HQ" Entertainment Weekly 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft defends Windows 10 against ASLR criticism" Sophos 9:19 AM
  • "Which UK partner has become the first firm in the world to deploy Microsoft's Azure Stack?" CRN UK 9:19 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Windows 7 still well ahead of Windows 10" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Job Listing Hints At Snapdragon 845 Powered Surface Tablet Or Surface Phone" HotHardware 5:29 PM
  • "IBM reseller duo move to reduce reliance on Big Blue" CRN UK 9:11 AM
  • "DBS Bank and IBM launch Singapore robotics centre" FSTech 9:11 AM
  • "Ex-Autonomy exec agrees to be a witness for HP fraud case" The Register 9:09 AM
  • "Exclusive: Qualcomm's iPhone X Still Outpaces Intel's" PC Magazine 9:05 AM
  • "Intel's Diane Bryant named as Google Cloud's COO" IT PRO 9:05 AM
  • "Intel cuts stake in ASML to below 5 pct" Reuters 9:05 AM
  • "AMD teases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition" Hexus 9:03 AM
  • "INM Chooses Oracle for New Advertiser Data Management Platform" ADWorld 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle rival chides UK councils for pricey database indulgence" The Register 9:00 AM
  • "Cisco's John Chambers picks up 10% stake in Chennai's speech analytics firm, Uniphore Software Systems" FIRSTPOST 8:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is in for a 10% year-end rally, charts suggest" CNBC 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Dialog Falls on Report of In-House Chip Move" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end lower after Flynn guilty plea, but Dow sees best week of 2017: Hopes for Senate tax bill aid partial rebound" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Fluctuate as Senate Holdouts to Tax Bill Dwindle: Stocks fluctuate as Senate Republicans made progress getting their tax bill over the finish line." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow trims losses as investors digest Flynn news, eye tax reform progress" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Lower but Recover From Sharp Drop on Flynn News: Dow Jones Industrial Average pares losses after shedding more than 300 points earlier in the day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets reverse course, make mostly gains in topsy-turvy trading day: Nikkei loses early gains; Hong Kong's Tencent falls into correction territory" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks close lower, shaken by reports Flynn with testify about Trump: Stocks across Europe finished lower on Friday, after a late-session slump on reports former U.S. national security adviser will testify about President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 12:27 PM

 
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