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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, November 26, 2019


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  • "Apple says recent changes to operating system improve user privacy, but some lawmakers see them as an effort to edge out its rivals: The top Democrat in charge of a sprawling antitrust investigation into Silicon Valley juggernauts cites the change as one of a number of factors his committee will be exploring as part of an antitrust probe."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:24 PM
  • "Lawmakers target iOS location privacy features in ongoing antitrust probe" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "Senators Elizabeth Warren & Sherrod Brown push for Apple Card probe by CFPB"  AppleInsider 1:13 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Attacks on Apple Card Bias Claims" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:48 PM
  • "Apple says recent changes improve user privacy, but some lawmakers see them as an effort to edge out rivals"  Washington Post 7:40 PM
  • "Apple Strikes Deal With Treasury Over Sanctions Lapse"  Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Apple pays $467,000 settlement for accidental U.S. sanctions violation" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Can't Get Cert. Denial In IPhone Screens Suit Reboot" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Apple wins final judgment in iTunes privacy litigation"  mLex [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:03 AM
  • "Judge dismisses class-action music data lawsuit against Apple" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Irish politicians threatened over abandoned Apple data centre" Techerati 8:44 AM
  • "Apple has survived backlash to the tech world while Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants struggle — an expert on trust explains why"  Business Insider 1:19 PM
  • "How to create a picture-in-picture video in iMovie on macOS" AddictiveTips 2:57 PM
  • "How to check quarantine, 64-bit, signature, and notarization for almost anything" Eclectic Light Company 8:42 AM
  • "Mail: Hand Icon, What Does It Mean?" macReports 8:41 AM
  • "How to stop Spotify from automatically opening at startup on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "How To Convert JPEG Image Files To a PDF On Mac" MacMost 1:30 PM
  • "The Operation Couldn't Be Completed. (BKAgentServiceErrorDomain Error 8.); Fix" macReports 9:00 AM
  • "Jamf and the Matter Innovation Hub"  TidBITS 9:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "SuperDuper! backup utility now compatible with macOS Catalina" Six Colors 2:34 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple expects a surge in shipments for the next-generation 5G iPhones, likely due to an improved China outlook" Business Insider 8:45 AM
  • "Streaming TV's Battle of the Binge: 'Burn' All Episodes or Take a 'Weekly Pulse'? Disney+ bets on a seven-day rollout, Netflix sticks to all-at-once drops and Apple TV+ experiments with both as the strategies spark a data debate and 'a gut-level conversation...about what shows are better suited to which rollout.'" The Hollywood Reporter 8:45 AM
  • "Pest control firm Rentokil knocks Apple off top spot in survey of best British employers" CNBC 8:06 AM
  • "Apple takes second spot in list of UK's best employers" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Harvard Doubles Securities Investment Value, Sells Apple and Microsoft Stock" Harvard Crimson 8:37 AM
  • "Harvard gets out of Apple stock, doubles down on Facebook" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Servant Will Return to Apple TV+ For a Second Season" The Mac Observer 10:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook's Oculus Buys Maker of Hit VR Game 'Beat Saber'" PC Magazine 9:11 PM
  • "Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts" Reuters 8:21 PM
  • "You didn't ask for a foldable tablet, but Samsung is making one anyway" BGR 7:38 PM
  • "Google Detects Steady Stream of Phishing Attacks From Cyberspies" PC Magazine 6:02 PM
  • "Twitter: Inactive Users Need to Log In Or Say Goodbye to Your Account" PC Magazine 6:02 PM
  • "Huawei Unveils MateBook D14 & D15 Laptops: AMD Ryzen or Intel Comet Lake Inside" AnandTech 2:12 PM
  • "Someone is putting VR headsets on cows, and we want to know why" The Verge 11:14 AM
  • "Panasonic to Cease LCD Production by 2021" AnandTech 11:12 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 140 – Our Favorite HomeKit Gear, Apps, and Automations" MacStories 9:32 AM
  • "This X-Ray Teardown Really Smarts: iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases" iFixit 11:00 AM
  • "Where to buy AirPods Pro in time for the holidays" 9to5Mac 11:37 AM
  • "Apple Is Shipping Some iPhone 11 Pros with the Wrong Cables" iDrop News 1:19 PM
  • "Future AirPods could use air pressure to detect when they're in an ear" AppleInsider 1:19 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Ultra Wideband could be at core of Apple Car keyless entry" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Vehicle side mirrors that could Project Surrounding road imagery onto Side Windows & Windshield" Patently Apple 8:41 AM
  • "Apple working on privacy-based lighting system, unique headlights for car" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Thermal Regulation Patent designed to keep a user's face cool while they enjoy content in an MR Headset" Patently Apple 8:41 AM
  • "Apple wants the rumored Apple Glasses to be (literally) cool" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for the iPhone and other Products using Flexible OLED Displays with Bent Edges" Patently Apple 10:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Macintosh floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs" RR Auction 1:08 PM
  • "iFixit's Blue and Black Friday Sale is Back!—Get Our Tools for the Lowest Prices of the Year!" YouTube: iFixit Video 8:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: The Best Mac In Years" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro Review: 2 weeks later" iMore 10:05 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case review: This battery case proves useful in more ways than one" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case review: A new spin on an old design/Apple's new case gives your phone 50 percent more power and a convenient new camera button." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Double-insulated touchscreen gloves fight the frost [Review] Cult of Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Hands-on: Spigen's AirPods Pro cases add grip, protection, and color" 9to5Mac 2:34 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Review: 4 business card scanning apps for Android and iOS" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "How to Flag Emails as Different Colors on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "Automating a Dyson Fan with HomeKit and Push Notifications" MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "How to use your AirPods with an in-flight entertainment system: You're going to need a special dongle" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "How to set up your new Apple Watch: 5 things to do first/Come and get your watch faces, apps, and complications." Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "If you're thinking about buying discounted Apple products on Black Friday, check the serial number first" Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "3 new Apple Maps features you should try now — and how to use them" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "iPad Prepares To Plunder This Memorable MacBook Pro Innovation" Forbes 7:47 PM
  • "Taxing Your iPhone: In the world of sin taxes, chemical taxes tend to fly under the radar."  Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "The End of Apple Has Begun"  Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Convenience: Android comes with something the iPhone doesn't" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Android 10's unexpected gem: One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try." Computerworld 1:19 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Shipments of Personal Computing Devices Expected to See Modest Growth in 2019 Followed by Continued Decline Through 2023, According to IDC" ["Meanwhile, slate tablets will continue their downward trajectory as their lifecycles extend and incumbents such as Apple, Samsung, and Huawei slowly shift their product portfolio toward detachable tablets."] Business Wire 5:49 PM
  • "Consumers are Confused by 5G, Finds Strategy Analytics: Apple Fans in the US Believe Apple Is Already a 5G Leader Despite Market Reality" Business Wire 5:48 PM
  • "China's Surge Into 5G Will Push the Worldwide Smartphone Market Back to Growth in 2020, According to IDC" ["Apple's entrance into the 5G smartphone market is highly anticipated for a September 2020 announcement with the real focus around pricing and market availability. [...] However, Apple is likely to deliver 5G handsets later in 2020, which will pick up iOS volumes slightly. It will have an edge over other vendors with a better 5G understanding to launch iOS 5G devices."] Business Wire 5:48 PM
  • "Apple Arcade — New releases" YouTube 11:39 AM
  • "Apple Arcade shows off 11 'new releases' in new video" iDownload Blog 11:39 AM
  • "Heart Analzyer's new Apple Watch app puts detailed data on your wrist" Engadget 9:47 AM
  • "'Table Top Racing: World Tour – Nitro Edition' from Playrise Digital Is Out Now on iOS and tvOS in a Premium Package with Loads of Mulitplayer Options" Touch Arcade 8:42 AM
  • "'Utawarerumono: Lost Flag' from Aquaplus is now available on iOS and Android for free in Japan" Touch Arcade 8:41 AM
  • "Cygames Just Revealed 'World Flipper' for iOS and Android in Japan Which Is a Free to Play Fantasy Pinball Game" Touch Arcade 8:41 AM
  • "eBay Unveils Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, Launches Back-to-Back Days of Discounts: Savings start today, with thousands of 'Cyber Week' deals and doorbusters, including adidas, Apple, LG, Xbox, Ninja, RayBan and more" PRNewswire 7:42 AM
  • "G5 Releases New Game The Hidden Treasures: G5 Entertainment announces the availability of the pre-order for its new free-to-play game The Hidden Treasures, in the Apple App Store. The game is a deep re-make of an earlier game in the company's portfolio." Business Wire 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Xerox prepares to take HP buyout bid hostile" Reuters 12:22 PM
  • "Xerox plans to bring HP takeover bid directly to the firm's shareholders — potentially lining up a hostile takeover of its rival" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "HP/Xerox: good on paper" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "HP Inc: Don't ask us about Xerox. Just get a load of our, er, flat as a pancake sales growth" The Register 8:58 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise revenue misses estimates, shares fall" Reuters 6:26 AM
  • "HP Inc beats profit estimates on higher PC sales" Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers: Dexphot's main purpose was to silently mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers." ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft is building a new team of technical trainers to grow its Azure cloud business and compete with Amazon Web Services" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 November Update is borking File Explorer: Absolutely, definitely a complete surprise" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft updates developers on designing apps for dual-screens" Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Dell Reports Rosy Profit on Corporate Demand for New Computers" Bloomberg 4:28 PM
  • "Dell cuts full-year revenue forecast on PC chip shortage" Reuters 6:01 PM
  • "Dell Is Said to Explore Sale of RSA Cybersecurity Unit" Bloomberg 6:42 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP's Christmas stockings" MarketWatch 7:47 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X to bring 64 cores to high-end PCs in 2020" SlashGear 6:31 AM
  • "AMD's 64-core Threadripper 3990X arrives in 2020" Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3970X Goes On Record Smashing Rampage With 32 Cores At 5.75GHz" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "When is the 64-core Threadripper 3 due out?" SemiAccurate 7:01 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 4th Gen & 'Renoir' Zen 2 APUs Are 100% Confirmed By AIDA64 Extreme Software" Own Snap 6:31 AM
  • "AMD launches Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper 3960X and 3970X in Malaysia for your high-end builds" Gadget Guy 6:32 AM
  • "Intel Seeks Buyers for Home Connectivity Chips Unit" Bloomberg 6:49 AM
  • "Intel to Use MediaTek Modems on 5G Modems" Softpedia 6:42 AM
  • "Your next Intel laptop could be 5G-ready thanks to MediaTek" TechRadar UK 6:42 AM
  • "Intel is partnering with MediaTek for 5G laptops" TechSpot 6:43 AM
  • "Intel SSD 665p Series Released With 96-Layer QLC And Sweet Performance Boost" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel SSD 665p QLC SSD Released" CDR Info 6:43 AM
  • "Intel SSD 665P Series Neptune Harbour Refresh launched" Hexus 6:43 AM
  • "Gigabyte's new $1500 external GPU is powered by a water-cooled RTX 2080 Ti" The Verge 7:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end at all-time highs, major indexes clinch 10th record close of November: Disney leads Dow higher as a million a day sign up for new streaming service" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq End at Record Highs on Trade Deal Progress: The Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finish at hit record highs Tuesday amid renewed signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stock market highs signal hopes for trade-war truce: Greenspan" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Higher as Investors Parse Retail Earnings: Best Buy and Dollar Tree give starkly different profit outlooks for the year" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed on new optimism for U.S.-China trade deal: Trade envoys speak by phone; Alibaba pops in Hong Kong offering" MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "British pound falls but stocks gain as Boris Johnson's lead narrows in polls" MarketWatch 7:13 AM

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