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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, December 16, 2019
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The iPhone decade: How Apple's phone created and destroyed industries and changed the world"  CNBC 8:11 AM
  • "Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths"  The Guardian 7:23 AM
  • "Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "Apple, Google, and Tesla accused in lawsuit of 'aiding and abetting' child deaths in Congolese cobalt mines" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "Apple faces shareholder vote on human rights policies" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Apple will take a rare shareholder grilling about free speech after it removed a map app used by Hong Kong protesters" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies" BBC 9:44 AM
  • "Apple's human rights policies will face fresh shareholder vote" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019"  Malwarebytes 6:30 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Can't launch your apps on macOS Catalina? Here's the fix" Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "How To Reset Your Macbook To Factory Settings" macReports 7:38 AM
  • "How To Fix Slow Wi-Fi Problems On Your Macbook" macReports 7:23 AM
  • "The Looming Y2K20 Bug, and How to Protect Your System." Low End Mac 11:14 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "ExpressVPN review: A VPN speed-leader with a secure reputation" CNET 7:51 AM
  • "How to add Google Drive to the desktop on your Mac computer, and automatically sync folders in both places" Business Insider 12:36 PM
  • "What's the difference between Save, Save As, and Duplicate in macOS apps?" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "How to find any file on your Mac computer in 2 easy ways, and never go hunting for a lost file again" Business Insider 4:07 PM
  • "How to Update Kexts in Your Hackintosh" iPhone Hacks 7:12 AM
  • "Getting Started With the Game Dwarf Fortress On Your Mac" MacMost 3:53 PM
  • "How to run an AppleScript with a keyboard shortcut on macOS" AddictiveTips 6:38 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple News teams with ABC News for 2020 presidential election coverage"  Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Apple partners with ABC on 2020 presidential coverage in the Apple News app" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's latest tech acquisition gives us a hint about its future camera plans" Digital Trends 11:36 AM
  • "Apple CEO, Pakistani Activist at SJSU to Talk Tech, Educating Girls" NBC Bay Area 9:25 PM
  • "Tim Cook visits San Jose State University to talk about Apple's work with the Malala Fund, more" 9to5Mac 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Killed Rewound. http://Rewound.App Will Bring It Back." Medium 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Pulls 'Rewound' App That Turned iPhone Into a Classic iPod" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Apple removes nostalgic app that made your phone look like an iPod" Digital Trends 7:29 PM
  • "iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods Named to Time Magazine's Best Gadgets of the Decade" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' estate triumphs in battle over SteveJobs.com" Cult of Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Arcade Now Available With $49.99/Year Subscription Option" MacRumors 7:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook owns the top four most downloaded apps of the decade" Mashable 10:47 AM
  • "A Lawyer Explains the Very Messy Way YouTube Is Handling Videos for Kids: The government is cracking down, so the rules are changing. The burden of those rules, however, is on the creators." Vice 9:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Smile TextExpander Evangelist Jeff Gamet -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 7:10 PM
  • "#276: It's Always the Chips/How is Apple TV+ like a bicycle? Is the Mac Pro made in the USA? Why can you play Apple Podcasts from the Amazon Echo? This week Jason and Myke answer these questions, and ponder the negative reaction from some pro users to the price of the Mac Pro." Relay FM: Upgrade 6:40 PM
  • "The Decade Tech Lost Its Way" ["The people who brought us this decade explain: Mark Zuckerberg, Edward Snowden, Ellen Pao, Phil Schiller, Kevin Systrom, Brianna Wu, Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, Mike Judge, Jonah Peretti, Diane von Furstenberg, Alex From Target — and many more. (People's titles in the interviews below, which have been edited for clarity, reflect the roles they had at the time.)"] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:26 PM
  • "FUSE for macOS: Why a popular open source library became closed source and commercially licensed" [Interview] The Register 7:22 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 benchmarks push the iPhone 11 Pro and show strong A.I." Digital Trends 8:11 AM
  • "New Mac Pro Deliveries Begin, European Orders 'Assembled in China'" MacRumors 11:15 AM
  • "The new Mac Pro is assembled in China for orders outside the U.S." iDownload Blog 12:33 PM
  • "Video: iPhone connected to a SCSI Jazz drive" iDownload Blog 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro" MacRumors 3:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Three days with Apple's new Mac Pro: incredible speed that will accelerate with time" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "AirPods Go Pro With Better Fit, Advanced Audio Features" TidBITS 4:07 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max Smart Battery Case enhances the camera, but the battery may not be necessary" 9to5Mac 3:57 PM
  • "We used the Apple Card for 3 months. Here's what we think about it now: The Apple Card saved my bacon when I got robbed. But it's still not the top credit card in my wallet." CNET 9:59 AM
  • "iPad 7 top features: Apple's cheapest tablet grows up [Video] 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "CalDigit Tuff Nano Portable SSD Review" MacRumors 12:36 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Dread Nautical' Review – Saturday Morning Lovecraft" Touch Arcade 6:40 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Mac Pro: How to install PCIe cards, slots, specs, power, more" 9to5Mac 6:40 PM
  • "How to Enable iCloud Music Library on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 9:43 AM
  • "How to save, sign and mark up a PDF on iPhone in Books" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Will Face ID kill passwords? Why password managers are here to stay" Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Why the $52K Mac Pro is important for everyone who cares about the survival of the Mac ecosystem: The high-end Mac provides necessary headroom, runway, and the promise of room for growth for those who need to invest in bigger projects on the Mac platform." ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Apple's report card 2019: My take on all of Apple's product launches this year" 9to5Mac 10:47 AM
  • "10 of the biggest Apple stories of 2019: Apple ran a product blitz and introduced a whole bunch of new services, what else mattered in 2019?" Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "Apple begins news curation alliance for U.S. elections" Apple Must 9:33 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Qualcomm 2.0" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Huawei Mate X camera: This foldable phone captured stunning photos of wintery Paris" CNET 7:51 AM
  • "I created my own deepfake—it took two weeks and cost $552" Ars Technica 7:38 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OWC Launches ThunderBay 4 Mini DAS: 4 SATA Bays With SoftRAID, Up to 1.5 GB/s" AnandTech 11:14 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa can now play Apple Podcasts on Echo devices" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Photoshop for iPad gets the Select Subject tool in first tool update after launch" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Things' Quick Find Feature Upgraded Across iPhone, iPad, and Mac" MacStories 8:14 AM
  • "App Annie: The biggest apps and games of 2019" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "App Annie: The biggest apps and games of the decade" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Apple is advertising its monthly iPhone installment plan in the Wallet app" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Apple TV+ extends to book partnerships and tie-ins" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Worldwide Wearables Market to Top 300 Million Units in 2019 and Nearly 500 Million Units in 2023, Says IDC" Business Wire 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel acquires Israel-based Habana Labs for $2 billion" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Intel acquires AI chip startup Habana Labs for $2 billion" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Acquires Habana Labs For $2B" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Intel buys AI chipmaker Habana for $2 billion" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Intel's latest acquisition is a $2 billion push into AI" Engadget 10:00 AM
  • "Intel is doing so well at AI acceleration, it's dropped $2bn on another neural-net chip upstart (third time's the charm)" The Register 6:30 PM
  • "Microsoft has a big year of hardware for 2020" The Verge 9:44 AM
  • "Windows 7 dies in a month's time: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers first Windows 10 Fast Ring build from its new development branch" ZDNet 6:40 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud floats over to Qatar and Azure Functions flings doors open to .NET Core 3.1" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Joins Alliance to Support Blockchain in Gaming" PC Magazine 9:30 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen rules overclocking world records... but can't beat a 5 year-old chip" PCGamesN 8:52 AM
  • "Liquid nitrogen-cooled AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is the new world overclocking champ" TechRadar UK 8:52 AM
  • "Matching AMD's CPU design strategy will save Intel billions" PCGamesN 8:52 AM
  • "AMD and Industry Partners to Develop New Blockchain-based Gaming Platforms" Guru3D 8:52 AM
  • "AMD RDNA2 – Support for Raytracing & Variable Rate Shading" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "IBM's 'elite' data science squad has kickstarted AI for more than 100 companies" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Bought HP Stake Knowing of Xerox Bid Plans, Fund Says" Newsmax 8:47 AM
  • "Printer market stalls as HP maintains dominance" Channel Asia 8:46 AM
  • "Safra Catz will remain the sole CEO of Oracle following Mark Hurd's death: Firm won't return to dual-CEO structure" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle decides to stick with single CEO: Ever since co-CEO Mark Hurd died this October, the company stuck with Safra Catz." ITProPortal 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco Secures Injunction Against Chinese Counterfeiters" PC Magazine 8:39 AM
  • "Cisco Focuses Tech on the Future: Says end-to-end infrastructure portfolio will change economics of the internet" Multichannel News 8:39 AM
  • "DNS amplification attacks continue to grow" BetaNews 9:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple's P/E Ratio Too High Or Too Low?" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Investors Could Be Disappointed by 5G in 2020" Market Realist 8:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks notch fresh records after preliminary U.S.-China trade deal lifts optimism: S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq all close at record highs" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Dow Sets Closing High; Major Indexes at Records as Wall Street OKs Trade Pact: Stocks rose Monday as Wall Street gaves cautious approval to a phase-one trade agreement between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Stock Market Zooms Ahead On Trade Deal, Bullish Economic Data; Growth Stocks Take Flight" Investor's Business Daily 4:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End at Records: Fresh data signals better-than-expected factory production and consumer spending in China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "European stocks on track to set new record high: Cineworld reaches deal to buy Canadian rival" MarketWatch 8:37 AM

 
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