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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, March 13, 2018


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Weekend Highlights: Co-creator of Siri fires back at article claiming the AI was broken from launch; KGI analyst believes Apple's laptop sales growth will beat out iDevices in year-over-year growth; The Motley Fool sees Apple patent as foretelling marriage between Apple and Blockchain; day two of Pwn2Own and Safari exploited yet again; here we go! Apple sends out press invites for March 27th event to be held in Chicago, to be geared for teachers and students, expectations: new iPads—more in our General Interest section; Android now as safe and secure as iOS? Thus claims Google; you will want to watch this video detailing the printer ink scam; iPhone SE 2 picture leaks reveal what many hope for, full-screen like iPhone X; CNET pits the HomePod against two Sonos One smart speakers; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Galaxy S9.

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  • "Apple, Google see reputation of corporate brands tumble in survey" ["IPhone maker Apple dropped to 29th from its previous position of No. 5, and Google dropped from 8th to No. 28. Apple had ranked No. 2 as recently as 2016, according to the annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient poll released on Tuesday."]  Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon continues to claim top spot in Harris reputation poll, Apple plummets to 29th" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Eddy Cue explains why Apple won't remove the NRA TV app"  Fast Company 8:33 AM
  • "Apple pushes deeper into news"  Axios 8:38 AM
  • "Here's why a cheaper HomePod won't help Apple take down the Echo"  Business Insider 1:44 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Washington, D.C., meets with Sen. Mark Warner" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "Tim Cook mingles with lawmakers on Capitol Hill during visit to Washington D.C." 9to5Mac 7:35 PM
  • "Apple approved a Mac app with a misbehaving crypto-mining feature" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Mac app Calendar 2 misfires on cryptocurrency mining, vanishes from App Store" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "Apple-approved Mac Store app mined crypto-coins" BBC 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off June 4 in San Jose" Apple 1:23 PM
  • "Apple Announces That WWDC 2018 Will Return to San Jose June 4 – 8, 2018" MacStories 1:34 PM
  • "Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference begins June 4" Ars Technica 1:36 PM
  • "WWDC 2018 returns to San Jose, runs June 4 to 8" Cult of Mac 1:23 PM
  • "WWDC 2018 Starts June 4, iOS 12 & MacOS 10.14 Likely to Debut" OS X Daily 2:25 PM
  • "Register for WWDC Ticket Lottery by March 22nd -Event Takes Place June 4th-8th" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
  • "Hands on: Fine tune apps that launch on your Mac at boot with Startupizer 2" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "How to fix the wrong Time Machine adoption for a drive swap" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Understanding the Mac Finder Arrange By Setting" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to Grab Screenshots and Video From Apple TV Using Your Mac" MacRumors 8:31 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPad app could make cancer screening as easy as ordering from Amazon"  Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Music hits 38 million subscribers" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "iOS reclaims the lead in Australian smartphone market: IDC/Apple has taken a 56.2 percent share of the Australian smartphone market, compared to 43.8 percent for Android, according to the research firm." ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Amazon Mulled Buying Texture Before Apple Deal" Bloomberg 4:02 PM
  • "Apple supplier Wistron secures land to build new site in southern India" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Calendar 2 made $2K in 3 days mining cryptocurrency, but Apple says it violated Mac App Store guidelines" 9to5Mac 8:23 PM
  • "'Calendar 2' returns to Mac App Store after Apple takedown, developer to put cryptocurrency mining proceeds toward improved features" AppleInsider 8:23 PM
  • "Steve Jobs 1973 Job Application Up for Auction -Bidding Already Hit $55,000" The Mac Observer 7:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies" The Verge 5:55 PM
  • "Google Open Sources Exoplanet-Hunting AI" ExtremeTech 5:50 PM
  • "Many smart devices can be hacked in 30 minutes" BetaNews 11:44 AM
  • "Fortnite players warned over hack attacks" BBC 11:00 AM
  • "Amazon could make billions of dollars by utilizing an 'advertiser's dream of data'" Business Insider 10:31 AM
  • "Best Buy is punishing customers who return too many items — and it's a disturbing trend sweeping across the retail industry" Business Insider 10:30 AM
  • "Think twice before you connect to the free hotel wireless network" BetaNews 8:30 AM
  • "Google founder's flying taxis secretly tested in New Zealand" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Texture Purchase, Google's Education Win -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-13" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 46 – App Culture: Health, Fitness, and Quantified Self Apps" MacStories 8:31 AM
  • "New iPad Comes Supply Chain Music" ["Apple will release a new iPad series. Among them, the new generation of iPad Pro will be introduced to introduce face recognition and new processors."]  Google Chinese-to-English: Economic Daily 8:18 AM
  • "Chinese Report Expects 11-Inch iPad Pro at WWDC, No New iPhones Until Second Half of 2018" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "Report: 11 Inch iPad Pro Set to Launch Alongside Other New Model" AppAdvice 8:30 AM
  • "Apple computers are most reliable, according to Rescuecom repair data" AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "The mystery of crashing apps on iOS and Android"  AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Apple releases updated brand assets for Apple Music and iTunes" 9to5Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Intel May Buy Broadcom to Protect Apple Franchise" Investopedia 8:16 AM
  • "AirPower launch to sharply boost Taiwan GPP rectifier shipments" DigiTimes 9:21 AM
  • "iPhone 11 and iPhone X Plus: Specs, price, release date rumors" CNET 4:02 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:33 AM

  • "Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more: We put 7 speakers to the test" BBC 8:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Samsung's AR Emoji on Galaxy S9 vs. Apple's Animoji on iPhone X" MacRumors 2:55 PM
  • "Video: How to backup, erase, and factory reset your iPad" AppleInsider 1:37 PM
  • "How to forward messages and images from your iPhone" Apple Must 8:39 AM
  • "How To Switch Bluetooth Devices in the iOS 11 Control Center" MacTrast 8:30 AM
  • "How to transfer calls from your Apple Watch to your iPhone" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Here's 5 tips for Spring cleaning your digital footprint" Mashable 11:00 AM
  • "PSA: iOS Markup is not designed to be a redaction tool for sensitive information" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Essential Facebook security tips for iPhone users" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Report says Apple's next anticipated product launch will happen within the next two weeks" BGR 7:39 PM
  • "The Apple TV 4K's HDR Nightmare"  TidBITS 3:53 PM
  • "There Are Ways of Talking to Your AI That Are Dangerous" The Mac Observer 3:51 PM
  • "8 Ways You Can Justify Buying an iPad Pro" iDrop News 3:05 PM
  • "It's Time for a Complete Home App Makeover" MacStories 1:37 PM
  • "Apple tumbles 24 spots – from 5th to 29th – in Harris Reputation Poll" ["Unsurprisingly, this is just another sign of what we've been warning about for over three years now. Misplaced priorities and mismanagement are the causes."] MacDailyNews 9:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm, National Security, and Patents" Stratechery 8:31 AM
  • "Meet Texture, Apple's latest acquisition (videos)" Apple 3.0 8:31 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Not Buy Netflix or Disney" Investopedia 8:24 AM
  • "How the new Versa and Ace will help Fitbit fight Apple Watch and 'win the family'" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Asked and unanswered: The iPhone X failure mystery" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 10:59 AM
  • "Comic: The Three Best Reasons to Bring Your Old iPhone to an Apple Store For a New Battery" iMore 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Overcast podcast app adds new 'Smart Resume' feature & more" 9to5Mac 8:54 PM
  • "Apple expands access to Apple Music For Artists beta program" AppleInsider 3:53 PM
  • "Best CarPlay receivers on the market today" 9to5Mac 2:25 PM
  • "YouTube for iOS gains a dark theme, rolling out today" 9to5Mac 11:44 AM
  • "Clipboard manager app Paste 2, the 'cloud clipboard time machine' now available on iOS" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Pro Golf Challenge new game for iOS, Android, and Windows 10" prMac 10:27 AM
  • "Google Assistant gets fully optimized for iPad" iDownload Blog 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Maps now shows the nearest bike-sharing stations in 179 cities" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
  • "Cape Fear Valley Launches Wayfinding App 'ValleyWay' by Connexient" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "ABI Research's Teardowns Service Discovers Motiv's Fitness Tracker Ring Out Designs Apple iPhone X" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft faces 238 complaints of gender discrimination: The company says not enough women have been affected to warrant a class action." Engadget 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft received 238 discrimination and harrassment complaints since 2010" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Almost Never Sides With Female Employees Alleging Bias" Bloomberg 9:15 PM
  • "New Microsoft research points to the declining interest of girls in STEM, ways to close the gender gap" OnMSFT 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly opens two German data centers" Seeking Alpha 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom's 'German cloud' wafts away: Microsoft launched a 'German-based cloud' for the security conscious only to see it fail. It may have cost the tech giant hundreds of millions, but it helped change German attitudes toward cloud computing." Handelsblatt Globa 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft says coin miners are a growing threat" Neowin 7:43 PM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality: Windows Mobile deja vu? Unloved by customers, and less and less loved by retailers" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams adds Cortana in a raft of anniversary upgrades" The Inquirer 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft starts testing voice dictation in latest Office apps" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Microsoft finally releases new Windows 10 Redstone 4 ISO images" Neowin 7:35 PM
  • "Windows 10's Spring Creators Update will be available in April" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms April Delivery of Next Windows 10 Version" Thurrott 12:28 PM
  • "Windows Kernel Memory Object Initialization Errors Let Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System" Security Tracker 9:15 PM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, specs and release date: Microsoft is flogging 'custom' Galaxy S9 handsets/'Microsoft Edition' mobe offers Cortana, Skype and Office apps" The Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "Critical Review: Dell Technologies (DVMT) vs. Its Competitors" Ledger Gazette 7:55 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review: A business-class convertible with good security features" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "HP Debuts Elite Slice G2 Virtual Meeting Device And 43-inch 4K Display For Businesses" HotHardware 7:56 AM
  • "Intel Has a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Now That Trump Blocked Broadcom Deal: Intel, it's your time to strike now that President Trump has moved to block Broadcom's deal for Qualcomm. Amazon is headed to a $1 trillion, on the other hand." TheStreet 12:33 PM
  • "Intel reportedly considering Broadcom bid" ITProPortal 7:58 AM
  • "The future is datacentric, according to Intel: According to Intel's Reynette Au the future for programmable logic is a bright one and has a central role in the company's strategy to become a datacentric business." new electronics 8:25 AM
  • "Intel, Micron Develop Faster Storage for Data Centers" eWeek 3:40 PM
  • "AMD chips may have security flaws, report says" Reuters 3:01 PM
  • "A raft of flaws in AMD chips makes bad hacks much, much worse: AMD says its Secure Processor is impenetrable. Instead, it can harbor malware." Ars Technica 7:40 PM
  • "AMD Investigating Report Detailing Critical Chip Vulnerabilities [Updated] Gizmodo 7:50 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs Based On 12nm Process Coming Next Month, 2nd Gen Threadripper Coming H2 2018" SegmentNext 7:57 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2 processors will begin sampling before the end of 2018" PCGamesN 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.3.2 driver brings further Final Fantasy XV optimizations" Neowin 7:39 AM
  • "IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again/But first, the big catchup: adding proper mail, scalability, mobility and JavaScript for devs" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "Analysts See $2.37 EPS for International Business Machines (IBM); Palo Alto Investors Raised Insmed (INSM) Holding By $17.05 Million" Huron Report 8:24 AM
  • "It's looking more like the Internet of Threats at the moment — IBM" Telecoms 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) Shares Sold by Diversified Trust Co" dispatch tribunal 8:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Semiconductor Stocks Soar to Highest Level in Decades Despite Deal Woes: The semiconductor space looks to have shaken off news that a Broadcom/Qualcomm deal won't happen." TheStreet 3:52 PM
  • "A Foolish Take: 44.5% of Amazon customers would use an 'Amazon Bank'" USA Today 3:52 PM
  • "US consumer prices slow in February; rents moderate" Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7,511.01 down -77.31 points" Nasdaq 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline on Weakness in Tech, Financial Shares: Nasdaq falls 1%, breaking seven-session winning streak" [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian stocks carve out gains ahead of U.S. inflation report" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher in countdown to U.S. inflation data" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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