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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The David Rubenstein Show: Tim Cook/Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about working with Steve Jobs, the values at Apple, including privacy and equality, and if he'd run for president. He speaks with David Rubenstein on 'The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,'" [Video]  Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones: Inc said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices. The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are readily obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources, and to head off further spread of the attack technique."  Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Apple confirms iOS 12"s 'USB Restricted Mode' designed to thwart police seizures" AppleInsider 4:46 PM
  • "Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Police Use to Crack Devices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:46 PM
  • "Apple's Airpods Are an Omen: The company's slick, wireless earbuds work great, but they foreshadow startling changes to the social fabric." ["Worrying about losing something is a good sign that you feel endeared to it. And, like so many others, I am: The Apple AirPods might be the best product Apple has produced in years."]  The Atlantic 7:44 AM
  • "The Mac gaming landscape remains dire, with no improvements in sight"  AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "AI At The Edge: Apple's Smartphone Leadership" Seeking Alpha 1:19 PM
  • "Would Apple ever make a convertible MacBook? The future of the Mac will see an influx of iOS apps. Could that lead to a change in Mac hardware design?"  Macworld 8:10 AM
OS X
News
  • "Warning over Apple 'code-signing' security bug affecting all MacOS users" V3 8:21 AM
  • "Marzipan in Mojave: Porting developer iOS apps to macOS" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Productivity Apps for Mac Expand with Office 2019 Testing" ITPro 10:03 AM
  • "Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout" CNET 2:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Install Updated Python 3.6.x on Mac" OS X Daily 2:46 PM
  • "How to watermark PDFs and images using Quick Actions in macOS Mojave" AppleInsider 2:13 PM
  • "How to show a paper tape for the Mac Calculator app" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
Op/Ed
  • "6 reasons you should switch to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave" Cult of Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Dark mode in macOS Mojave shows just how much the Windows one sucks" iMore 1:23 PM
  • "Why I just started caring about macOS: In terms of practical, useful new features, macOS Mojave surprisingly outshined the new iOS during Apple's on-stage demos at WWDC."  Fast Company 9:59 AM
  • "Mark Gurman nailed Marzipan" Apple 3.0 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Macs vs Windows PCs: Our Favorite Alternatives" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "A New Era of Frankensoftware Is Upon Us"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 11.6 (High Sierra Edition)" Maintain 9:46 AM
  • "Creolabs announces Creo - The new way to build native mobile apps" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Cisdem Released Mac PDF Converter with More Enhanced Features" Cisdem 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Orders Hilde Lysiak Series From Dana Fox, Dara Resnik"  Variety 1:19 PM
  • "Apple Gives Straight-to-Series Order for Drama on Child Journalist Hilde Lysiak" MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple quietly closed an important privacy loophole while preaching about its data protection credentials"  Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Apple bans developers from creating, selling user Contacts databases: One less thing developers can do with Contacts information after they have it." Ars Technica 9:11 AM
  • "Apple bans developers from harvesting user contact details from App Store" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's got you by your ears..." Apple Must 12:13 PM
  • "First Apple Store in Israel could be planned for skyscraper in Tel Aviv" 9to5Mac 11:20 AM
  • "Murder trial delayed for 'unprecedented, critical' Apple Watch evidence" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • ": iPhone X spends week in a river before being returned to owner in working condition" Pocketnow 9:26 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled browser: An internal meeting hinted at the nonprofit's ambitions." Engadget 7:57 PM
  • "DxOMark says it has received money offers for review coverage"  Android Authority 2:31 PM
  • "Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers" Reuters 1:13 PM
  • "Vivo will actually sell a smartphone with a pop-up front camera: Why have a notched smartphone when your camera can just pop up when you need it?" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed" AnandTech 11:20 AM
  • "Samsung sets to introduce foldable mobile: Foldable phones are coming — it's only a matter of time — and Samsung Electronics will be the first company in the world to put one on the market, possibly as soon as next year." The Korea Times 10:27 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Intelligent machines will 'end human evolution', says tech boss" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "VR games can look amazing with this game-changing imaging tech" CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Kim Kardashian West thinks she's persuaded Jack Dorsey to let you edit tweets" CNET 8:06 AM
  • "How Maps Became the New Search Box" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Dalrymple Report: WWDC, Siri Shortcuts, and hockey with Dave Mark" The Loop 9:01 PM
  • "The AR Demo and the Benefits of Surveillance Capitalism -ACM 466" The Mac Observer 5:16 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Pacific" Macworld 4:14 PM
  • "#245: Guinea Pig Hate Mail/The WWDC announcements that delighted us, whether Memoji will stand the test of time, the Apple news that didn't happen, and the appeal of attending a conference like WWDC." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:18 PM
  • "John's Mac mini Idea, AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interviews -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-13" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Thirteen Lucky Years of MGG – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 713" The Mac Observer 12:23 PM
  • "Smile Turns 15: An Interview with Greg Scown" 512 Pixels 9:56 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Even faster charging might be coming to 2018 iPhone lineup" AppleInsider 9:07 AM
  • "Future Macs could adopt Intel's new, high-performance discrete graphics chips" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Has Been Jailbroken [Video]"  iClarified 1:17 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Rumors Include No Buttons and Improved GPS" The Mac Observer 2:31 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone users are complaining that iOS 11.4 is killing their batteries" BGR 2:14 PM
  • "iOS 11.4 Users Are Reporting Severe Battery Drain Issues" Redmond Pie 9:01 PM
  • "Apple Support app for iOS hits 20 new countries" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Made on an iPad Pro: How the 12.9-inch iPad Pro took me by surprise and replaced my laptop." Paul Stamatiou 9:59 AM
  • "Twelve South AirFly review: Connect Bluetooth headphones to any wired source" iMore 8:37 AM
  • "How this Indiegogo vacuum (mostly) fixed my MacBook keyboard: The not-a-review review of the Roidmi F8 Storm" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right" TechHive 8:10 AM
  • "Review of the Roli Lightpad Block M pocket-sized MIDI controller" Apple World Today 3:13 PM
  • "ClearCal is a practical, inexpensive way to protect an Apple Watch screen" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On With iOS 12"s New Screen Time Feature With App Usage Stats, App Limits and More" MacRumors 3:13 PM
  • "iOS 12 beta: Is it faster than iOS 11? Apple made a big deal of how iOS 12 would be faster than iOS 11, especially on older devices. But does the beta show signs of delivering this much-needed performance boost?" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "'Reignman' Review – A Roguelike RPG For the Master Strategist – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 10:02 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 12: How to toggle USB Accessories" 9to5Mac 9:01 PM
  • "How to make group FaceTime calls on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 2:14 PM
  • "How to Measure with AR on iPhone" iMore 1:23 PM
  • "Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here's How to Fix That." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 12 Screen Time beta" Computerworld 11:00 AM
  • "Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation" MacStories 9:56 AM
  • "The iOS Built-In Dictionary" MacMost 9:02 AM
Tips
  • "Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps in 2017 and 2018" AppleInsider 1:23 PM
  • "iOS 12 photo imports are way, way better" Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "24 charming minutes with Tim Cook" Apple 3.0 5:07 PM
  • "What's the Deal With AirPower?" ["...it's hard not to draw the conclusion that something has gone seriously wrong with this product."] Daring Fireball 3:13 PM
  • "Apple finally has the right attitude about notifications in iOS 12"  The Verge 1:23 PM
  • "From the DF Archive: 'What if the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad?'" Daring Fireball 1:23 PM
  • "How Apple's New WatchOS 5 Could Appeal to Fitness Enthusiasts" Market Realist 10:04 AM
  • "Analyst calls reports of iPhone cuts 'inaccurate noise'" Apple 3.0 8:21 AM
  • "Feature Request: Alerts when specific Today at Apple workshops are scheduled" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "It's doubtful that we'll see [Dolby Atmos] on a HomePod" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (61): More from WWDC -Workshop Information, Examination of Beta Releases and Other Sources" eXtensions 7:42 AM
Non-Apple
  • "A couple of Amazon things" Dr. Drang 8:51 PM
  • "Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?" PC Magazine 4:12 PM
  • "Inside The Facebook Media Resistance" BuzzFeed 2:44 PM
  • "Opinion: Mobile payment apps need more than NFC for global success" Android Authority 2:32 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 review: Top-quality design, features and performance at a great price Review" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "How Electronic Arts is responding to the esports explosion" VentureBeat 11:21 AM
  • "New report brings awful news about Samsung's mysterious Galaxy X smartphone" BGR 10:26 AM
  • "Samsung Gear S4 may arrive with a bigger battery and a new gold color variant" 9to5Google 9:15 AM
  • "After net neutrality's end and AT&T's deal for Time Warner, the internet enters a new phase"  Axios 8:48 AM
  • "Net neutrality repeal + AT&T Time-Warner merger = Trouble for Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc." The Loop 8:21 AM
  • "Fortnite on Switch makes Sony's cross-play policy look even more stupid" The Verge 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple adds Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul & others to upcoming 'Are You Sleeping?' drama" 9to5Mac 8:11 PM
  • "Waze, Sygic Confirm iOS 12 CarPlay Apps In Work After Apple Opened The Platforms To Third-Party Navigation Apps" Redmond Pie 7:56 PM
  • "MSN News is becoming Microsoft News on Android and iOS" Android Central 1:23 PM
  • "Owners of Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE now have more US carrier choices" AppleInsider 10:04 AM
  • "Apple Pay's 'Lose your wallet' promotion hits the Big Apple" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Google Translate for iPhone picks up AI-powered offline mode supporting 59 languages" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "iOS launch pushes Fortnite to 125M players; $100M in competition prizes promised [Video] 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Bob Ross Joy of Painting app now available without the painting" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Hackers can summon Cortana to break into Windows 10 PCs" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Cortana can be used to hack Windows 10 PCs: The lock screen isn't so secure after all." Engadget 2:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Office is getting a new, simpler look" CNNMoney 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft just redesigned Office to make it simpler — here are the biggest changes" CNBC 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft is Redesigning the Office User Interface" Thurrott 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft planning to unveil HoloLens 2 this year" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 will reportedly be 'heavily redesigned' for 2019 debut" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "Budget Surface 'spotted' in Microsoft's crystal ball" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "IBM SAP Partner To Build Clouds For 'Highly-Regulated' Business" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Intel chip flaw: Math unit potentially spills kernel crypto secrets to apps – modern Linux, Windows, OpenBSD immune" The Register 4:14 PM
  • "Another day, another Intel CPU security hole: Lazy State" ZDNet 8:10 PM
  • "Intel makes it a three-way race with AMD and Nvidia on graphics chips" MarketWatch 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's First (Modern) Discrete GPU Set For 2020" AnandTech 8:46 AM
  • "Intel confirms it'll release GPUs in 2020" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Intel will take on Nvidia and AMD with dedicated GPUs of its own starting in 2020" The Next Web 1:23 PM
  • "AMD and Nvidia, the two biggest manufacturers of graphics chips, are getting a new competitor — Intel" Business Insider 11:22 AM
  • "Intel Moving Into Rich Market for Discrete GPU Chips by 2020" eWeek 7:50 PM
  • "Nvidia will open deep learning research lab in Toronto" VentureBeat 11:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm to keep server CPUs but avoids head-on Intel battle" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle Updates Autonomous Cloud Services, Data Integration" eWeek 7:38 PM
  • "Oracle rolls out free tool to track health of the internet" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Oracle expands autonomous PaaS offerings: Oracle announced availability of a number of platform services with built in automation earlier this year, and is now expanding the services to more clouds." ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: WebEx Teams improves collaboration for remote workers says Cisco" [Video Report] TechRepublic 10:03 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: 5G focus on making new revenue for carriers" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "Semiconductor assembly process breakthrough could lead to more energy-efficient devices" V3 8:21 AM
  • "How Red Hat Linux is helping reclaim the fastest supercomputer title for the US: It's not just the chips in the Department of Energy's record-breaking Summit supercomputer, which is setting new speed records; it's also Red Hat Enterprise Linux." ZDNet 1:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market slumps after Fed lifts rates for second time in 2018" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Sell off Into Close, End Down More Than 100 Points After Rate Hike: Stocks end down more than 100 points after Fed hikes rates, see more to come." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks cautious ahead of Fed decision" FOXBusiness 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Fed Decision: Officials pencil in a total of four rate increases for this year, up from three increases projected in March" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian stocks decline, with Fed rate decision in the pipeline: Automakers boost Nikkei; ZTE plunges in Hong Kong" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher as traders brace for Fed's next move" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

 
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