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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 16, 2020
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The Filmmaker Who Says M. Night Shyamalan Stole Her Movie: A lawsuit filed by Francesca Gregorini argues that the Apple TV+ series Servant shares eerie similarities with her 2013 film, The Truth About Emanuel."  The Atlantic 7:14 AM
  • "Apple & M. Night Shyamalan Hit With Copyright Suit Over 'Servant' Ripping Off Sundance Film" Deadline 7:14 AM
  • "Apple TV+ series Servant accused of ripping off Sundance movie" Cult of Mac 7:15 AM
  • "This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One: In 2016, the iPhone encryption debate ended in a draw. Don't count on 2020"s scuffle over the Pensacola shooter's devices to play out the same way."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5G Roadmap: One Step Back, Three Steps Forward" ["While multiple Apple segments will gain, the iPhone is the most obvious 5G beneficiary (likely 52% of revenue this year). In the midst of the rising hype, we are keeping conservative expectations about the first year of iPhone 5G and see modest risk to Street estimates in FY21, followed by three years of likely upside to estimates."]  Loup Ventures 3:57 PM
  • "Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200 million" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "Apple reportedly acquires Xnor.ai to boost on-device AI" The Next Web 7:51 AM
OS X
News
  • "Performance-oriented 'Pro' mode for Macs found in latest macOS beta: 'Apps may run faster, but battery life may decrease, and fan noise may increase.'" Ars Technica 8:04 PM
  • "Google announces end of support dates for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "AccountEdge abandons Catalina compatibility, customers looking for alternatives" AppleInsider 2:14 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Is Pixelmator Pro the Perfect Photoshop Replacement?" fcp.co 8:10 AM
  • "Save iCloud storage costs with Family Sharing: The ability to pool certain account elements includes storage." Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Common iMovie keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys everyone can use" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "How to mark up Mac documents with your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 2:21 PM
  • "Sorting By Last Name in Mac Numbers" MacMost 1:09 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Top 5 reasons to switch to Microsoft Edge for Mac (and one reason not to)" iMore 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.2—Graphics API Takes Off" Architosh 1:01 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple sold nearly 60 million AirPods in 2019, analysts estimate" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "AirPods are the new iPhones" Apple Must 7:21 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and BMW urge EU to stop patent trolls" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Stop patent trolls, urges Apple and 34 other major companies" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple urges EU to halt the rise of patent trolls" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Music, NBA Strike Deal for Playlist, Songs in Highlights" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Music partnered with the NBA for its latest curated playlist" Engadget 3:01 PM
  • "At-risk youth get a fresh look and a fresh start: How one Apple team member is giving people in need new beginnings" Apple 12:21 PM
  • "Here's what Tim Cook sends to Apple employees after 5 years of service" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Apple to Release 'The Banker' in Theaters This March: Following an extensive review period, Apple will release one of its first-ever original films, 'The Banker,' in theaters this March."  Variety 2:13 PM
  • "After Hobbling Award Chances With AFI Fest Pullout, Apple Finally Sets Inaugural Film 'The Banker' For 2-Week Theatrical Run Before Streaming Release" Deadline 2:13 PM
  • "Apple TV Plus' The Banker will hit theaters in March after being delayed following controversy" The Verge 3:44 PM
  • "Google snubs Apple TV users with Nest login migrations" AppleInsider 1:08 PM
  • "Apple TV+ — How We Made a For All Mankind Poster on iPad Pro — Apple" YouTube 7:19 AM
  • "The Apple Archive is a compelling and completely unofficial trip down memory lane: Filled with almost 1TB of Apple nostalgia" The Verge 7:32 AM
  • "IPhone Maker Wades Into Electric Cars With Fiat Joint Venture" Bloomberg 1:46 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Games: PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware of the decade" VentureBeat 8:02 PM
  • "Here's what NBC's Peacock streaming service will look like when it launches this July" The Verge 5:43 PM
  • "Alphabet hits $1tn valuation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Nancy Pelosi calls Facebook an accomplice for 'misleading the American people'" The Verge 1:08 PM
  • "The Information's Troubled Tech Companies List: Investors in recent years have poured billions of dollars into highly anticipated startups in emerging fields such as augmented reality and scooter rentals. But many of those firms have yet to come up with a money-making business model. That puts their future in doubt." The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Watch Time episode 13: Silent health guardian, 2020 goals, Activity Challenge" 9to5Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Hidden Long-Press Actions, USB-C Travel – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-16" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "Podcast: Trump vs. Apple" Axios 11:01 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 16, 2020 – Apple's AI acquisition, Apple Watch competition" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Barclays: iPhone 12 Models Will Have 'Refreshed' Face ID System, Lightning Connector Could Be Dropped in 2021" MacRumors 8:10 AM
  • "2021 may be the year iPhone finally loses its Lightning connector" Cult of Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 12 Tipped For Rear 3D ToF Sensor, Revamped Face ID Hardware And More" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Apple's next iPhone Pros could have camera that scans 3D objects, says analyst report" CNET 11:01 AM
  • "What we might expect from Apple's A14 processor: Apple makes the fastest mobile chips in the business, and we expect nothing less from the A14 this fall."  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Chipmaker TSMC's Profit Bigger Than Expected" Bloomberg 7:37 AM
  • "Apple hints that it isn't ruling out touchscreen MacBooks" AppleInsider 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals the iPhone 11 Pro's Strengthened Glass Process and Future Touch ID System under Glass" Patently Apple 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Invents an Eye Detection System that ensures future Smartglasses & Headsets will avoid Screen Burn-In & more" Patently Apple 11:01 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To Fix Calendar Sync Problems On Your Apple Watch" macReports 9:31 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mophie Wireless Charging Pad review: Don't let its basic looks fool you/The Mophie Wireless Charging Pad has a simple, sleek design, and packs a punch." PCWorld 7:51 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Arcade Highlights: Pilgrims" MacStories 10:47 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures" 9to5Mac 5:43 PM
  • "How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key: Lock down your account without carrying around an extra device." Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "How to Stop iPad from Getting iPhone Messages" OS X Daily 9:32 AM
  • "How iPhones can help manage 'always-on' work-related stress: 8 ways iPhones can help manage workplace stress and prevent burnout" Computerworld 9:26 AM
Tips
  • "Pro Tip: Your Apple USB-C headphone adapter works anywhere" Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why iPhones might need the same charging cable as Androids in future" Sky News 9:10 PM
  • "Apple's Stance on Encryption Puts It on an Inevitable Collision Course" Pixel Envy 6:43 PM
  • "Take a look at some Apple campaigns you've probably never seen before" 9to5Mac 5:05 PM
  • "Siri's been reading my messages and I love it" Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Here's Why Apple Paid $200 Million for an AI Startup: While most big tech relies on artificial intelligence in the cloud, Apple is moving closer to the edge." Motley Fool 2:30 PM
  • "Investors are waking up to Apple's new valuation"  AppleInsider 12:24 PM
  • "Why Is the Apple TV Constantly Advertising at Us?"  TidBITS 9:47 AM
  • "I switched from Android to iPhone: Here's where Apple's phone wins and fails/What happens when an Android die-hard switches to iPhone? Our Android expert explains where Apple impressed him—and where he experienced major pain points." PCWorld 7:32 AM
  • "Scotland police don't seem to have any problem getting data off locked iPhones" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
  • "Steve Bannon says it's 100% appropriate for the US government to force Apple to backdoor iPhones: He also said that Apple should treat the President's tweets 'like a papal bull'." iMore 7:52 AM
  • "FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case" MacRumors 7:23 AM
  • "How India plans to seduce Apple's supply chain partners" Apple Must 7:20 AM
  • "How iPhones will absolutely change the insurance industry" Apple Must 7:19 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Opinion: I couldn't be happier Samsung is ditching curved screens w/ Galaxy S20" 9to5Google 3:39 PM
  • "The Rise of the Machines: CES doesn't phase me anymore. After years of traveling to Vegas to be dazzled by the latest technology and gadget innovations, it all feels meh. But maybe that's the problem — we've become immune to the growing intrusiveness of our connected lives." Mashable 9:32 AM
  • "Why consumers must adopt a 'zero trust' approach to security [Q&A] BetaNews 7:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Here's the zany internal Apple EasyPay music video you've probably never seen" The Verge 6:42 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay launches new promotion offering 50% off games at Dave & Busters" iMore 8:33 PM
  • "Apple Music and NBA team to launch new BASE:LINE playlist" SlashGear 9:03 PM
  • "Apple and the NBA team up for new Apple Music 'Base:Line' playlist" iMore 6:43 PM
  • "'King Rabbit' Sequel Enters Open Beta on iOS and Android Ahead of Official Launch in April" Touch Arcade 3:00 PM
  • "Fleets of Heroes 2.0 released for iOS and Android Today" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Mobile' Season 3 Update Is Now Live Bringing a New Battle Pass, Call of Duty Account Login, and More" Touch Arcade 7:55 AM
  • "The Pascal's Wager: Annunciation debuts as a graphically beautiful game on iOS" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Ikea smart blinds hit by 'technical issues' with HomeKit support" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Fortnite for iOS update brings L3 & R3 controller button support, 120Hz" AppleInsider 7:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft touts new cell-connected, ARM-based Windows 10 PCs for the education market: Ahead of next week's Bett UK education conference, Microsoft is showcasing new and refreshed Windows 10 PCs." ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft announces 14 new Windows 10 laptops with improved performance, indicator lights and more" MSPoweruser 9:03 AM
  • "Proof-of-concept exploits published for the Microsoft-NSA crypto bug: Two proof-of-concept exploits published for the CurveBall (CVE-2020-0601) vulnerability." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "How Microsoft's next Xbox plans to end the console wars with Sony" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's ambitious plan to remove its entire carbon footprint: Microsoft agrees with climate experts, that the world must take urgent action to bring down emissions." ZDNet 7:59 PM
  • "Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Load of Big Green for Microsoft: Lloyds Banking Group inks company-wide Managed Desktop deal" The Register 9:39 AM
  • "Another reason to hurry with Windows server patches: A new RDP vulnerability" Ars Technica 12:38 PM
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's new Edge: The Chrome killer is here" LAPTOP Magazine 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Catches Infected npm Package Targeting UNIX Systems" Softpedia 8:17 AM
  • "Is Microsoft's Newest Internet Browser 'Faster And Better' Than Google Chrome?" Latin Times 8:17 AM
  • "AMD is winning over PC gamers from Intel, suggests new report" TechRadar UK 6:58 AM
  • "Disabling Intel Turbo Boost Has a Huge Impact on Battery Life" ExtremeTech 6:59 AM
  • "HP Inc. Ushers In 2020 With New Hardware Innovations At CES 2020" Forbes 7:01 AM
  • "HP unveils new ProBook laptop for SMBs: The ProBook x360 435 G7 laptops are powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 series APUs and deliver features such as built-in security, increased durability" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "HP Elite Dragonfly launches to ICT channel" IT Web 7:01 AM
  • "IBM working on cleaner, faster batteries for cars" Irish Times 7:05 AM
  • "Oracle just released a whopping 334 security fixes in critical patch update: Oracle patches over 100 flaws that can be remotely exploited without credentials." ZDNet 9:23 AM
  • "2019: The year in cyber attacks" BetaNews 6:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Fun With Charts: A decade of Apple growth" Six Colors 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Stock Cracks amid Standoff with Trump Administration" Market Realist 7:54 AM
  • "Ben Bajarin: Apple stock nowhere near its peak" Apple 3.0 9:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock-market benchmarks post new records after U.S. seals trade accords with China, Mexico and Canada: Healthy U.S. economic data and corporate earnings encourage investors" MarketWatch 5:06 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Record Highs on Signing of Trade Deal, Retail Sales and Earnings" TheStreet 5:06 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Keeps Testing Limits; Google Joins Apple, Microsoft In $1 Trillion Club" Investor's Business Daily 5:06 PM
  • "Stocks pop to record highs after USMCA, Google tops $1 trillion market cap" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Hit New Highs as Investors Look to Earnings: Alphabet hits a $1 trillion in market cap, Morgan Stanley shares rise after earnings report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:07 PM
  • "Asian shares mixed after signing of China-U.S. trade pact" MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "European stocks claim record on relief over U.S.-China trade pact" MarketWatch 11:31 AM

 
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