Enjoy private browsing, file-sharing, and streaming with complete anonymity and location preference using your Lifetime Subscription to Ivacy VPN. At just $29.99 this would be a great deal for even just a year, and you get it for a lifetime!
WEDNESDAY BLOWOUT: Every NEW or RENEWING paid subscriber receives AN EXTRA YEAR FREE.
Have the positive reviews of HomePod swayed you to purchase the new device?
Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.
Tuesday Highlights: Apple is Fast Company's number one "most innovative compan[y]" in the world; BusinessKorea reporting Apple enjoying 30% share of Korean smartphone market; Nikkei says OLED panel output from Samsung getting slashed due to slump in iPhone X sales; Apple updates all OSes to patch "Telugu letter text bug bomb"; Coldroot is a Mac trojan that was "undetected for years"; AppleInsider goes hands-on with Parallels Toolbox 2.5; "is Apple sacrificing the well-being of its customers and employees on the altar of unfettered design?"; Spotify may be prepping to engage HomePod, Echo, and Google Home; Apple rainbow logo set for a comeback?; Chinese website thinks iPhone SE2 will debut at WWDC 2018; Vlad Savov on his "descent into madness" over choosing between iPhone and Pixel.
Limited time offer. MacUpdate offers 81% off LOVE YOUR WORKFLOW BUNDLE for just $29.99. Includes 6 great apps: Keep It, Vitamin-R, A Better Finder Rename, MYStuff Pro, Switchem, and CloudBerry Backup.
"Cook Kisses the Ring: Apple needs the second-largest economy too much." Bloomberg 8:36 AM
"Apple, Google at China internet fest shows lure of market" Associated Press 8:03 AM
"The CEOs of Apple and Google spoke at a conference that critics say makes them 'complicit actors in the Chinese censorship regime'" Business Insider 10:44 AM
"Kids coding languages are the future, says Apple boss Tim Cook from China" The Independent 8:34 AM
"Apple Agrees to Deal With Ireland Over $15 Billion Unpaid Tax Issue: EU said tax deal with Ireland had allowed Apple to pay almost zero tax on European profits between 2003 and 2014" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
"Ireland expects Apple back tax in escrow account in first quarter, 2018: minister" Reuters 8:35 AM
"Apple agrees to pay over $15 billion to Ireland in back taxes" Ars Technica 6:48 PM
"Apple Mac security issue may reoccur: A software fix Apple released to close a serious Mac security bug may not have fixed the problem on some machines. The bug meant anyone with physical access to a Mac running High Sierra could get admin access to the machine." BBC 8:47 AM
"MacOS High Sierra 'Root' Bug Can Reactivate: Apple assumed everyone would upgrade, patch, and reboot in the right order, but that's not the case." PC Magazine 10:45 AM
"macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update Can Break the Root Password Security Patch, Here's How to Fix it" The Mac Observer 8:32 AM
"How to install MacOS High Sierra on an older Mac" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
"Strong early iPhone X adoption positions Apple for market leadership, says IHS Markit" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
"iPhone X will set all-time record and drive a full year of growth, predicts IHS Markit" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
"iPhone X expected to break sales records over the course of the next year" BGR 9:33 AM
"Dear Tim Cook: Instead of repairing my MacBook, Apple gave me back a Thanksgiving Turkey/A dear friend called to tell me that his holiday: and his $3,000 laptop: was ruined by incompetent bench technicians and customer reps playing the blame game at his local Apple retail store." ZDNet 8:32 AM
"Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone X models in U.S. as in-store stock improves" AppleInsider 8:04 PM
"Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents" phoneArena 8:48 AM
"Qualcomm wants to take down the iPhone X due to patent infringement" V3 8:18 AM
"Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9" AppleInsider 4:47 PM
"Apple releases four new Apple Watch Series 3 ads" The Loop 8:51 AM
"Today in Apple history: Secret project ports Mac OS to PCs" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
"Apple Manufacturer Quanta Reaches Deal to Build AR Displays: Quanta Computer Inc., one of Apple's main manufacturing partners, has struck a licensing agreement with augmented-reality component maker Lumus Ltd. to make lenses for smart glasses." Bloomberg 12:39 PM
"One month with the Apple iPhone X: More powerful than a Plus in a killer form factor/I usually get bored with an iPhone after a few weeks and move along to more exciting Android smartphones, but there is something about the iPhone X that excites me every time I use it and it's not going anywhere for some time." ZDNet 8:34 AM
"Apple's attitude to Dialog suggests UK tech debate is one-sided" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:13 AM
"Sometimes it's hard to be Apple's Siri: It's hard to be Apple's virtual assistant because lots of people complain about what you do, even when you're actually quite good at lots of things, recent data shows." Computerworld 9:46 AM
"Apple might be sharing Face ID data with apps too freely" SlashGear 8:48 AM
"Dow hits record as investors bet on tax cuts" Reuters 4:29 PM
"Dow Sets Another Record but Finishes Well Off Its Highs: Selloff in tech shares weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq; meanwhile, haven assets decline as U.S. dollar advances" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
"Hong Kong stocks turn a corner, marking first gain in a week: Asia-Pacific stock markets struggled to gather momentum Monday after pockets of selling last week, notably in tech." MarketWatch 6:53 AM
"DAX ends sharply higher as U.S. tax progress revs up European stocks: European stocks closed with strong gains Monday, with German blue-chips surging by the most in a month, after lawmakers in Washington moved closer to getting a major package of U.S. tax cuts and reforms signed into law." MarketWatch 12:27 PM
MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and
CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!