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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple says it cares about the climate. So why does it cost the earth to repair my Macbook? The company's CEO waxes lyrical about the urgent threat to our environment, but it makes fixing its products prohibitively expensive"  The Guardian 8:07 AM
  • "How Apple is already part of Industry 4.0: Apple has entered manufacturing infrastructure with its products seeing wide deployment across Industry 4.0."  Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "Apple: The Mountain Of iPhones" ["Monday's note also said that Apple could adopt an entirely new iPhone strategy in 2021, where it goes to two launches per year, one in the spring and one in the fall."]  Seeking Alpha 11:08 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 review: Minor update enhances creative options/Mac app strips away the complexity of digital video editing." Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "How to convert a PDF to a Google Doc on a Mac or PC" Business Insider 12:33 PM
  • "How to bleep out words in iMovie on Mac: Censor like the pros" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Mac users: How the Option button can save your day" Apple Must 11:02 AM
  • "Using Handoff To Copy Text, Images and Files Between Your Apple Devices" MacMost 3:16 PM
Press Releases
  • "New tool helps in the fight against weak passwords" BetaNews 8:29 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Walmart Angers Black Friday Shoppers By Sending iPhone Cancellation Emails" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Tech giants dodged $100 billion in taxes over past decade" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's Isaac Asimov Series 'Foundation' Adds Five to Cast" Variety 11:44 AM
  • "Apple News launches daily email newsletter" 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "US Coast Guard credits Apple Watch SOS with helping stranded kayakers seek help" 9to5Mac 1:46 PM
  • "Man's brand new Apple Watch turns out to be toilet plunger" Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Hardware hacker revives dead devices with iPhone and Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 12:34 PM
  • "Mario Kart Tour was 2019's most downloaded iOS game" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's Nest Hub devices use ultrasound sensing to improve vision accessibility" ZDNet 8:32 PM
  • "Netflix is testing a new feature that automatically downloads shows and movies it thinks you'll like" BGR 7:50 PM
  • "Samsung might launch Galaxy Buds+ to compete with Apple's AirPods Pro" BGR 7:50 PM
  • "Google Fiber drops its 100Mbps tier in favor of gigabit-only service" Engadget 7:11 PM
  • "FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage: FCC buries investigation's finding in 5G press release, won't punish carriers." Ars Technica 4:57 PM
  • "The most important traffic driver for news publishers worldwide? Still Google" NiemanLab 1:43 PM
  • "MIT creates an AI that understands the laws of physics intuitively: The system could allow scientsts to better understand how infants perceive the world." Engadget 12:04 PM
  • "Did Facebook Just Accidentally Give 2.4B Users A Great Reason To Quit?" Forbes 9:32 AM
  • "TikTok Sued Over Claims That App 'Tracked, Collected, and Disclosed' the Data of Children" Gizmodo UK 8:44 AM
  • "The US shows a 'concerning lack of regard for the privacy of people's biometric data'" BetaNews 8:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #19251: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #6" MacVoices 1:52 PM
  • "Location Data, Background Mode – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-04" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 065: 'An animation says more than 1000 words'" 9to5Mac 12:33 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Qualcomm President: We're Driving Hard Toward the 5G iPhone/'Priority number one of this relationship with Apple is how to launch their phone as fast as we can,' Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon tells us."  PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Qualcomm President: Priority Number One is Launching Apple's 5G iPhone as Fast as Possible" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Acknowledges Issue With Some Entry-Level 2019 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models Unexpectedly Shutting Down" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "Apple admits MacBook Pros are randomly shutting down: Here's what to do" Tom's Guide 8:34 AM
  • "Some 13-inch MacBook Pros have a random-shutdown problem (here's what to do)" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11: A Mysterious Location Privacy Issue Is Hitting Users" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro found to collect location data against user settings" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 12 Could Come With Turbo-Charged Touch ID" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 12 Could Get Nearly Full-Screen Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor In Addition To Face ID" Redmond Pie 10:10 AM
  • "Apple supplier Murata shrinks key part for 5G phones" Nikkei 11:27 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Shrinks Down Capacitors Needed for 5G iPhone, Freeing Up Valuable Internal Space" MacRumors 11:28 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "If your MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) keeps shutting down"  Apple Support 8:17 AM
  • "Here's what Apple says to do if your 2019 MacBook Pro is randomly shutting down" BGR 6:56 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "A third failure in my MBP, and a potentially radical solution" 9to5Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Review: Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 mesh router provides the best speeds for your iPhone 11" AppleInsider 1:52 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Amazon Photos is the best photo storage service you're not using" Android Central 8:07 AM
  • "Football Manager 2020 Mobile Does Justice to This Great Game Series" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to find your AirPods Pro serial number" 9to5Mac 3:58 PM
  • "'Why am I not getting notifications on my iPhone?': How to fix notifications issues so you never miss an update" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "How to Turn on Apple Pay Express Transit Mode in iOS 13" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "What the new iOS 13 Wi-Fi message means about nearby available networks" Macworld 8:20 AM
Tips
  • "This Unexpected Tip to Extend Battery Life on iPhone Actually Works... Really!" OS X Daily 10:04 AM
  • "Your passwords could be on the dark web. Find out now" CNET 9:18 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Activation Lock: Security feature or recycling roadblock?" Cult of Mac 3:58 PM
  • "The Mac Pro is an important symbol, but you probably shouldn't buy it: Most users should bask in the shine of Apple's new tower while using a different Mac."  Macworld 1:51 PM
  • "AirPod's and Apple's AR Hardware" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Mike Judge: 'Steve Jobs didn't build anything'" The Loop 10:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Snapdragon 865 is the most important smartphone chip in years—and it packs some serious upgrades" Android Police 1:51 PM
  • "Trending: The thrill is gone for Larry and Sergey — and why you shouldn't believe people who say Google won't change" Business Insider 1:47 PM
  • "Yay! Tech has got its sexism back: New ads for the Escobar Fold 1 phone and the Peloton bike show that the tech world just can't quit sexism." ZDNet 7:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Watch Now: Apple Live Streaming First Ever Apple Music Awards With Billie Eilish Performance" MacRumors 8:42 PM
  • "Nomad releases new leather 'Active Straps' for the Apple Watch" iMore 8:46 PM
  • "Turn-Based Basketball Game 'Hoop League Tactics' Launching December 19th, Pre-Order Available Now" Touch Arcade 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Music Awards to be streamed live tonight with a bespoke performance from Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater" MacDailyNews 3:17 PM
  • "Apple Music dives deeper into concert streaming with Billie Eilish" TechCrunch 8:01 PM
  • "Sonnet Announces Holiday 2019 Promotion; Let the Games Begin Bundle Includes Portable eGPU, $100 Steam® Gift Card" Wall Street Communications 3:16 PM
  • "Readdle's Calendars 5 for iOS gains support for Microsoft Exchange and more" 9to5Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Apple Pay continues international expansion with new banks in Sweden, Austria, and more" 9to5Mac 12:34 PM
  • "BMW will no longer require a subscription to use CarPlay in some cars" 9to5Mac 11:47 AM
  • "Catalyst launches its waterproof AirPods Pro case with military-grade drop protection" 9to5Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Music Vibes released for iOS - Piano App for the Deaf" prMac 9:28 AM
  • "GlobalMeet Enhances Cloud Collaboration Experience with Dolby Voice: Redesigns iOS App, Completes Expansion of Localized Calling Experience in Eleven Countries and Introduces Events Portal" PRNewswire 9:21 AM
  • "Despite Employee Tensions: Google Ranks #1 out of the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies for 2020" [Apple #6] Business Wire 9:20 AM
  • "Haptic overload continues as Instagram tests vibration feature" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Craigslist gets official iPhone app 11 years after the App Store launched" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Craigslist only took 11 years to make its own iOS app: Now you can low-ball items while on the go." Engadget 7:11 PM
  • "Peloton launches official Apple Watch app for viewing workout data" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Watermelon brings Apple Watch Complications to iOS" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "'Mario Kart Tour' Heads to England for the New London Tour Event That Is Live Now on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "The 'Minecraft' Realms Subscription Is Getting Replaced by 'Minecraft Realms Plus' That Offers More for the Same Price" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "Better Than Google Maps Or Waze? This New Navigation App Pulls Out All The Stops" ["Launching today for iPhone (and soon for Android) with $10 million in funding,"] Forbes 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Carl Icahn urges HP shareholders to reach out to board: Activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday urged HP Inc's shareholders, who agree with the merger with Xerox Holdings Corp, to reach out to the personal computer maker's directors for immediate action." Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Vs. Advanced Micro Devices: Not A Zero-Sum CPU Game" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Intel Unveils Specificiations of NUC Element Modular PCs" AnandTech 9:28 AM
  • "Intel to Reportedly Acquire Habana Labs to Gain AI Chip Tech" Zacks 10:09 AM
  • "Never break the (supply) chain: Intel pitches 'full lifecycle' chip-tracking programme to partners" The Register 12:12 PM
  • "AMD Launches Mini PCs Powered by Ryzen Embedded Processors" Zacks 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft shareholders reject proposal to put employee on board with less than 5% of votes" GeekWire 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft shareholders defeat 2 activist proposals" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "President Trump's 'open disdain' for Jeff Bezos is why Amazon didn't win $10bn JEDI contract, says AWS CEO Andy Jassy" Forbes 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft's JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you're looking for" Computerworld 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft 'won't continue' its relationship with Israeli facial recognition startup Any Vision if an audit shows it didn't comply with Microsoft's ethical principles, President Brad Smith says" [BI Prime] Business Insider 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft's M365 subscription for consumers now looking like a spring 2020 thing" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "The next Xbox is in the wild, connecting to current-gen Xbox One players: Specs haven't been finalized; for now, Spencer confirms back-compat pledge." Ars Technica 7:10 PM
  • "Microsoft planning second next-gen Xbox that's cheaper and less powerful" The Verge 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft could be making a cheaper Xbox Scarlett without a disc drive" Digital Trends 1:52 PM
  • "Customers in 'standoff' with SAP over 2025 end of support for Business Suite: Who'll blink first?" The Register 9:14 AM
  • "Google's Third Era: What's next now that Sundar Pichai is CEO of Alphabet" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Who is Sundar Pichai and what does Alphabet do?" BBC 8:51 AM
  • "FCC announces $9 billion 5G fund for rural America" ZDNet 3:53 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Offer Cheaper Phones Next Year" TheStreet 8:43 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 snap three-day losing streak amid renewed U.S.-China trade-talk optimism: A report on U.S. service sector was mixed" MarketWatch 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound as U.S.-China Trade Agreement Is Seen as Closer: Stocks finished higher Wednesday, breaking a three-day slide, on news that a U.S.-China trade deal may happen before American tariffs are set to rise on Dec. 15." TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Stock Market Gets Shot Of Adrenaline From Trump Trade Remarks; Dow's Apple, Goldman Rally" Investor's Business Daily 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks snap 3-day skid after report says trade deal can still be reached ahead of tariff increase" FOXBusiness 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Peg Hopes on Trade Deal: Dow industrials gain 0.5%; oil prices advance" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "European Stocks Are Higher As Optimism Returns Over Progress On U.S.-China Trade Talks" Barron's 8:51 AM

 
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