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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 2, 2020
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Imagination and Apple Sign New Agreement: Imagination Technologies ('Imagination') announces that it has replaced the multi-year, multi-use license agreement with Apple, first announced on February 6, 2014, with a new multi-year license agreement under which Apple has access to a wider range of Imagination's intellectual property in exchange for license fees."  Imagination 7:04 AM
  • "Imagination and Apple Renew IP Licensing Agreement" AnandTech 7:15 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies Announces New Licensing Agreement With Apple" MacRumors 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Strikes New Deal with U.K. Chip Designer It Sidelined in 2017" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Inks Licensing Agreement With Imagination Technologies" Zacks 8:00 AM
  • "Apple And Imagination Announce Renewed Graphics Partnership Years After Bitter Breakup" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Apple says virtualization tools violate DMCA... but Corellium says the company is attacking jailbreaking" BetaNews 7:11 AM
  • "The story of why Marc Benioff gifted the AppStore.com domain to Steve Jobs"  TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "Tim Cook donates $2M to unnamed charity: Apple CEO Tim Cook last week donated 6,880 in personally owned company stock to an as-yet-unidentified charity, an amount worth about $2 million as of the trading date." AppleInsider 10:46 PM
  • "Tim Cook has donated $2 million worth of Apple stock to an unknown charity" iMore 10:47 PM
OS X
News
  • "Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California's new privacy law" CNET 12:26 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "macOS: How to Display All Previously Installed Security Updates" The Mac Observer 10:48 PM
  • "How to restore delete files, photos, bookmarks, and more from iCloud: iCloud keeps many items you delete for up to 30 days." Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "How to take control of any Mac via iMessage screen sharing" Cult of Mac 1:06 PM
  • "3 (more) Mac tips you probably didn't know...." Apple Must 12:06 PM
  • "How To Record Audio On Your Mac" MacMost 1:02 PM
Press Releases
  • "Map anything in Ableton Live's Browser to MIDI, keyboard with Max for Live" Create Digital Media 10:33 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Amazon and Google to Hit CES With Digital Assistants in Tow: Apple and Samsung also attending annual technology trade show"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Apple to Attend CES 2020 in Rare Official Appearance" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Deal Returns Former HBO Boss Richard Plepler to Spotlight: Ten months after he chafed under AT&T's takeover of the network, he reboots himself as a producer in a five-year deal with Apple TV Plus." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:16 PM
  • "Former HBO CEO Richard Plepler Inks Five-Year Apple TV+ Production Deal" MacRumors 2:53 PM
  • "Is Apple Eyeing the eSports Market in 2020?"  Market Realist 7:47 AM
  • "Is Apple really working on a $5,000 gaming Mac?" TechRadar UK 7:51 AM
  • "App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales" AppleInsider 2:53 PM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music market" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Indian photographer uses iPhone 6S to beat the rest at a photo contest: Sreekumar Krishnan won best iPhone Photography Award (iPPA) under the Sunset category for an image clicked using his iPhone 6S" Hindustan Times 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung says it shipped 6.7 million 5G smartphones in 2019: It is expected that Samsung will release a 5G tablet at the start of this year." ZDNet 10:44 PM
  • "Samsung and LG go head to head with AI-powered fridges that recognize food" The Verge 8:55 PM
  • "Join Vergecast Live at CES 2020: Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Ashley Carman are headed to Vegas" The Verge 2:54 PM
  • "Ousted Google human rights chief says it has lost its 'Don't be evil' mantra" Telegraph 12:49 PM
  • "2010 – 2019: The rise of deep learning" The Next Web 10:28 AM
  • "Video games are easy channel for money launderers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:31 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Purchasing iPad Accessories, Original Streaming Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-02" The Mac Observer 1:02 PM
  • "270: The Joe Biden of MacBook Airs" The Rebound 10:27 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple may launch six iPhone devices in 2020, say sources" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:12 AM
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Could Launch Two 'iPhone SE 2' Models in 2020" MacRumors 7:13 AM
  • "iPhone 9: Latest sketchy report suggests two different models" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Kuo: AirPods Pro, Apple Watch Series 6, and iPod Touch Getting New Suppliers in 2020" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "TSMC to start 5nm chip production for iPhone in 2Q20, says report" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone's next-gen 5nm chips could enter production in Q2 2020" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at a Mac laptop with more touchscreen features" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Music and iTunes Engineers Invent a Method to Generate a Customized Social-Driven Music Playlist" Patently Apple 7:39 AM
  • "Apple looking into 'virtual keyboard animation' for iPads, iPhones" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "New Apple Patents Point to Ongoing Car, AR Headset and Foldable Phone R&D" RealMoney 2:54 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 11 Pro's Night Mode Isn't What You Might Think: Apple fooled me as well as some highly influential tech journalists, one of whom noticed the low quality from the 'telephoto' Night Mode but concluded that 'images look best with the wide-angle camera as it is the better lens.'"  PetaPixel 10:37 AM
  • "Are the toughest iPhone 11 cases explosion proof? We put three top phone cases through our most extreme test yet." CNET 12:49 PM
  • "Review: Satechi USB-C Apple Watch Dock is ideal for power users" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple's Mail App Is Actually Useful Now: 10 Things to Try/With iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple adds a few new tricks to its Mail app. Can these new features get you to ditch Gmail or your favorite email app for Mail?" PC Magazine 9:23 AM
  • "Documents 7 review: Free iOS file manager puts Apple's Files app to shame" Macworld 7:13 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to remove location data from photos and videos before sharing" 9to5Mac 3:58 PM
  • "How to use Smart Annotations in Pages on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "How To Enter The Degree Symbol On iPhone, iPad or Mac" macReports 7:46 AM
Tips
  • "10+ essential iOS apps for lawyers and legal professionals" Apple Must 10:16 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Jimmy Iovine explains why he left Apple Music, the problem with streaming music services, more" 9to5Mac 10:51 PM
  • "Why I returned my amazing 16-inch MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Is Bullying a Security Company with a Dangerous DMCA Lawsuit: Apple has unleashed their legal juggernaut on an innovative iOS security company, and if they win their lawsuit, the damage will reverberate beyond the security community and into the world of repair and maintenance."  iFixit 3:57 PM
  • "Celebrating 25 Years of New Year's Columns from Dr. Mac" The Mac Observer 3:50 PM
  • "Analyst, analyze yourself" asymco 2:54 PM
  • "Apple's Imagination Technologies deal is all about ray tracing and AR" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Google in 2020: How the Pixel maker could beat the Apple iPad"  TrustedReviews 10:37 AM
  • "iPad of the Decade: 2013"s iPad Air" 512 Pixels 10:28 AM
  • "Apple iOS 13: Are New Security and Privacy Features Killing iPhone Functionality?"  Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "5 features the iPad Pro should borrow from the Surface Pro X: I love my iPad Pro, but Microsoft's Surface Pro X has a lot going for it. So much, Apple should borrow some of its features."  ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "My favorite Apple gadget died, and it's bought the day I dump my iPhone much closer: I used to think that my iPhone was my favorite Apple gadget. Turns out it wasn't." ZDNet 7:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Will Google undermine the Pixel 4a to make the Pixel 4 look better?" Android Authority 2:54 PM
  • "Google has little choice to be evil or not in today's fractured internet" TechCrunch 10:38 AM
  • "The Internet Is No Longer a Disruptive Technology" Bloomberg 10:28 AM
  • "Graphene batteries: What are they and why are they a big deal?" Android Authority 7:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit" AppleInsider 10:47 PM
  • "Brydge Announces Pro+ Keyboard with Trackpad for the iPad Pro and a Standalone Trackpad" MacStories 9:27 AM
  • "Brydge introduces iPad keyboard with trackpad" Six Colors 9:24 AM
  • "Dell to Let Apple Users Control IPhones From Their Laptop" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Dell Announces Screen Mirroring and File Transfer Between IOS and Windows" Thurrott 9:24 AM
  • "Home app concept imagines flexible layout, streamlined control" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Gets a Crossover with 'Monster Hunter' This Month alongside Event Revivals and New Story Content" Touch Arcade 7:15 AM
  • "Novectacle Is Working on Bringing 'The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition' to iOS in Japan with a Possibility of a Worldwide Release" Touch Arcade 7:15 AM
  • "WaterField Pre-Launches Mezzo Backpack with Buckle Choice and Free Pouch" prMac 7:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Who had the best year in cloud in 2019? We pick one technology highlight for each of the Big 3" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft seizes dozens of malicious domains used by North Korea-linked hacker group 'Thallium': Thallium is the fourth nation-state group that the software giant has taken action against in recent years" Computing 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's Outlook milestone: Android app tops 100 million Google Play Store installs/Microsoft's popular Outlook app makes gains on Android after being preinstalled on Galaxy Note 10." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Discuss Xbox Lockhart at CES 2020?" SegmentNext 7:32 AM
  • "System Center isn't going away, but Microsoft Endpoint Manager will make office PCs faster" TechRepublic 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Patents A Smart Speaker With A Built-In Pico Projector" UberGizmo 7:33 AM
  • "Dell updates popular XPS 13 laptop with 16:10 screen, IR camera: And new Latitude laptops may entice business users." Ars Technica 10:43 AM
  • "Dell will soon let you interact with your iPhone apps from your PC" The Verge 1:46 PM
  • "Dell debuts 5G-ready Latitude 9510 laptop, adds iOS mirroring to PCs" VentureBeat 9:35 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 13 has a new design with a bigger display and Ice Lake chips: Dell has shaved off the bottom bezel for the best-looking XPS yet" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "Dell's New Latitude 9510 Boasts 15-inch InfinityEdge Display, 5G, And Up To 30 Hour Battery" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "Latitude 9510 lappy has a speakerphone so you can tell the conference call all about your 30-hour battery" The Register 10:45 AM
  • "Alienware 25 monitor ups its game to 240Hz IPS for CES 2020: Plus, Dell announced some modest refreshes for its UltraSharp 27 and 25 monitors, and migrated a 43-inch model over from its business side." CNET 10:42 AM
  • "Lynch lied about Autonomy's accounts, rages HPE to the High Court: Brit software biz blocked access to detailed audit info, says US firm as $5bn trial nears its end" The Register 6:54 AM
  • "How To Lose A Monopoly: Microsoft, IBM And Anti-Trust" Seeking Alpha 7:36 AM
  • "IBM unveils cobalt-free battery tech: The firm says the innovation could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production" Energy Live News 7:36 AM
  • "AMD 7nm Zen And Navi TSMC Orders To Double In 2H 2020, Apple's 5nm A14 Bionic On Track" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "AMD now has 40% of processor market share for the first time in 14 years" TechRadar UK 7:44 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900K rumored to be up to 30% faster than 9900K – but is that enough? Multi-threaded boost is considerable, as expected – but what about single-threaded performance gains?" TechRadar UK 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy Book Flex Alpha has QLED display, costs just $829: It's the fourth Galaxy Book laptop." Ars Technica 10:43 AM
  • "Samsung unveils affordable and elegant Galaxy Book Flex α (Alpha) 2-in-1 laptop" BetaNews 4:20 PM
  • "Blue magnesium alloy laptops: Premium price, plastic feel, but lightweight/Magnesium alloy casing is being pitched as a core feature for premium laptops and it does cut weight. The big question is whether tech buyers will pay up for a plastic feel." ZDNet 6:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock reaches record high of $300 per share: Following relatively steady gains across 2019, Apple's stock price hit an all-time high during the first day of trading in 2020, closing just north of $300 at the bell." AppleInsider 10:34 PM
  • "Apple Tops $300 for First Time as Shares Extend Record High" Bloomberg 3:56 PM
  • "AAPL closes in on $300, 1/3 of the way to its next trillion, and double 2019 low" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow storms out of the gate in 2020, closes up 330 points as stocks set new records: Global stocks boosted by Chinese central bank stimulus" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Record Highs as Rally Continues on First Trading Day of 2020: © 2020 TheStreet, Inc. All rights reserved. Action Alerts PLUS is a registered trademark of TheStreet, Inc." TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks charge higher to start new year: It was a blockbuster 2019 for stock investors" FOXBusiness 11:35 AM
  • "Stocks Set New Highs to Start 2020: First trading day of 2020 off to positive start following People's Bank of China's injection of fresh liquidity into banking system" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Global markets mostly higher on optimism about U.S.-China deal - MarketWatch" Associated Press 8:05 AM
  • "British stocks rise in new year rally but pound slides on hard Brexit fears" MarketWatch 7:59 AM

 
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