MacSurfer's Headline News
 
Home | Apple Stock | Tracked Sites | TechNN | | E-Mail | Sherlock Plugin
Login | Subscribe to MacSurfer's Headline News
Poll | Most Popular | Talking Heads | A Year Ago Today |

MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
 

 

 
MacSurfer's Headline News ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear MHN Readers:

Not seeing a viable future with subscriptions, MacSurfer and TechNN will cease operations effective immediately. Please allow a few weeks to process forthcoming refunds. If need be, subscription inquiries can be addressed to the Publisher at the bottom of the Homepage.

Thanks kindly for your support, and thanks for the memories...

MacSurfer's Headline News Team

 
Please help support MHN and TechNN with YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Become a contributing patron today.

Apple is too reliant on China. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

MacSurfer's Headline News ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear MHN Readers:

Not seeing a viable future with subscriptions, MacSurfer and TechNN will cease operations effective immediately. Please allow a few weeks to process forthcoming refunds. If need be, subscription inquiries can be addressed to the Publisher at the bottom of the Homepage.

Thanks kindly for your support, and thanks for the memories...

MacSurfer's Headline News Team

Apple/Macintosh
  • "How Apple's Services Arm Can Reach $100 Billion in Revenue by 2024"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:52 AM
  • "Trump demands Apple unlock iPhones: 'They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" ["'I've given them waivers, because it's a great company, but it made a big difference,' Trump told 'Squawk Box' co-host Joe Kernen, referring to tariff waivers in U.S.-China trade war. 'They could have given us that information. It would have been very helpful,' Trump said. Apple, in a statement last week, said it has helped the government."]  CNBC 7:41 AM
  • "Trump says Apple holds 'keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" CNET 10:07 AM
  • "Apple: The iPhone Grows 18.7% In China And That's Not Good" Seeking Alpha 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon Music subscriber numbers close in on Apple"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 AM
  • "Amazon Music passes 55 million customers as it chips away at Spotify and Apple Music" The Verge 3:18 PM
OS X
News
  • "Safari's Intelligent Tracking Protection is misspelled, says Google: It should be Dumb Browser Stalking Enabler/Chocolate Factory boffins doubt Apple can fix it, either" The Register 9:23 PM
  • "Apple's privacy software allowed users to be tracked, says Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc's Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users' browsing behavior, Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper." Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 99 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "Apple says goodbye to Adobe Flash in Safari Technology Preview" ZDNet 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's newest Safari Technology Preview release officially drops support for Adobe Flash" 9to5Mac 9:32 PM
  • "Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to set up parental controls for Microsoft Edge on Mac" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "How to change your kid's adult Apple ID account to a child account" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Playing Multi-Room Audio After Sonos" Kirkville 8:34 AM
  • "How to always allow downloads in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Learn How To Use Mac Keynote In 5 Minutes" MacMost 2:58 PM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple spent $7.4M on lobbying efforts in 2019, well below outlays from Amazon and Facebook: FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — spent record amounts on respective bids to influence politicians over the course of 2019, with Apple bolstering its lobbying efforts to a new high of $7.4 million." AppleInsider 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Watch helps Kentucky woman catch AFib while she was asleep" iMore 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Watch detects yet another undiagnosed case of AFib" AppleInsider 9:32 PM
  • "UK vows tech tax will go ahead despite US pressure" ["However the US argues that American tech giants, including Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, are being unfairly targeted and has called for governments to wait for an international agreement."] BBC 9:33 AM
  • "Chancellor Sajid Javid Says UK Will Proceed With Digital Sales Tax, Despite U.S. Protest" The Mac Observer 9:47 AM
  • "Apple eyes 11 Penn Plaza for new office space" New York Post 7:42 AM
  • "Foxconn's Terry Gou Vows to Fire Up Wisconsin Plant This Year" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus Nears Series Order for Scott Z. Burns Climate Change Anthology (Exclusive)" Variety 3:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "US and China officially sign phase one of trade deal - Video" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Canonical announces high-performance Android services on the cloud: Building on top of Ubuntu on the cloud, Canonical is making it possible to run demanding Android apps from the cloud with the Anbox Cloud." ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable may 'lock' at 90 degrees for apps like Google Duo" 9to5Google 3:46 PM
  • "Barr Ratchets Up Pressure on Tech With Liability Threat" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:37 PM
  • "The nasty spyware likely used to hack Jeff Bezos lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras — here's how it works" Business Insider 12:34 PM
  • "This is a rare photo of the smartphone-hacking device sold by the NSO Group, the billion-dollar Israeli spyware company accused of helping hack Jeff Bezos" Business Insider 10:34 AM
  • "Motorola will begin taking foldable Razr pre-orders on January 26th" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "The Next Campaign Text You Get May Be From a Friend: Apps for relational organizing—which use personal connections to get out the vote—are the latest political tech arms race. So far, Democrats have the edge." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Hinge makers to ramp up shipments for foldable smartphones in 2H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:45 AM
  • "Google Promises 8 Years of Updates for New Chromebooks: Updates typically cease after 6.5 years, but Chromebooks launching in 2020 will receive automatic updates until 2028." PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world" Reuters 7:28 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "#278: Honey for my Ears/This week, Phillr gets an update, iCloud encryption is in the news and Federico shows off his home screens. Also: rumors of a new Smart Keyboard, the possibility of Apple making its own podcasts and a bunch of creepy — yet soothing — whispering." Relay FM: Connected 4:08 PM
  • "iPhone Cracking Lab, Two Quick Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-22" The Mac Observer 2:58 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "New Low-Cost iPhone to Enter Mass Production in February" ["The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to officially unveil the new phone as early as March, one person familiar with its road map said."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Wants You to Have a Cheaper iPhone" TheStreet 8:23 AM
  • "Apple ramps up A13 chip orders to cope with iPhone 11 demand" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "TSMC To Increase A13 Chip Production Amidst Rising iPhone 11 / Pro / Max Demand" Redmond Pie 8:24 AM
  • "iPad Pro 2020: Apple To Release Eye-Catching Accessory, Report Says" Forbes 3:11 PM
  • "Highlights of the day: More Apple products to have scissor switch keyboards" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Wistron ramping up iPhone production in India" DigiTimes 10:33 AM
  • "Digitimes: Backlit Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro coming later this year, 13-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keys sooner" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Apple releases third betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1" AppleInsider 12:35 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Reports of audio cutouts and other glitches on iPhone 11 with wireless CarPlay" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM
  • "16' & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:15 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Is STEAM Made Easy" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Pitaka Air Quad is the only wireless charger you need" AppleInsider 12:35 PM
  • "The ZenPod Pro turns your AirPods Pro into a fidget spinner" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
iOS Apps
  • "FotoMagico for iPad review: Create stunning animated slideshows on the go" Macworld 7:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to create a strong alphanumeric passcode for iPhone to boost your security" iDownload Blog 12:37 PM
  • "How to Turn off Auto Brightness on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max [Tutorial] WCCFTech 10:12 AM
  • "How to Set up Announce Messages With Siri on AirPods Pro" The Mac Observer 10:02 AM
  • "How to Find Friends or Family with Find My (iPhone, iPad, Mac)" OS X Daily 9:22 AM
  • "You can now access Adobe Creative Cloud via the privacy-preserving Sign in with Apple option" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
Tips
  • "This Hidden iPhone Menu Unlocks Even More AirPods Pro Settings" iDrop News 12:31 PM
  • "Put Alexa and Siri to Work: Voice-activated helpers can automate life's little chores, once you get the hang of them." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Top tips to master Apple's iMessage chat app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Broken iPhones may help you survive till payday" Apple Must 7:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Did the FBI get Apple to kill iCloud backup encryption? Reuters detonated a huge controversy in the Apple and security spaces yesterday with this headline — Apple dropp" iMore 6:42 PM
  • "Apple's killing the butterfly keyboard and we couldn't be happier" Input 4:04 PM
  • "iPhone 12 may come in blue: Here's your first look" Tom's Guide 9:32 PM
  • "Hey Apple, now would be a great time to ditch Lightning and get with USB-C" Android Authority 12:34 PM
  • "Will Apple's iPhone 9 be 'Made in India'?" Computerworld 10:11 AM
  • "Check out my incredibly convincing counterfeit AirPods Pro" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "The Evil Cult of Apple" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "If Jeff Bezos' iPhone Can Be Hacked Over WhatsApp, So Can Yours" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Gruber: Regarding Reuters's report that Apple dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups" The Loop 9:48 AM
  • "Can Apple live up to Apple's privacy ads? The iCloud loophole is back in the news" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "FBI pressure on iCloud backups – doubt cast on the story" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Der Spiegel a Little Over a Year Ago: Apple Will Eventually No Longer Have a Key to iCloud Data" Daring Fireball 7:47 AM
  • "Apple may have ditched encrypted backups, but Google hasn't" Android Central 7:47 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Amazon Music isn't even close to catching Spotify, despite 55M listeners: It's getting pretty close to Apple Music, though." CNET 6:17 PM
  • "Why Companies need their own AI Ethics Code of Conduct" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:37 PM
  • "The need for a federal privacy law has never been greater: It's not just Clearview AI — product by product, it feels like the entire tech sector is chipping away at civil liberties" The Verge 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter rolling out iMessage-like reactions feature to direct messages" 9to5Mac 7:13 PM
  • "Svalt Launches New Lineup of Cooling Stands and Docks for Macs" MacRumors 3:34 PM
  • "The best adult coloring book apps for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 3:12 PM
  • "Introducing MacStories Shortcuts Icons Color Edition, Featuring 350 Multi-Color Icons" MacStories 12:37 PM
  • "3 backlit iPad keyboards you can buy today" Apple Must 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Begins Selling OtterBox's Stackable Wireless Charging System and Other Latest Accessories" MacRumors 10:05 AM
  • "EA's Tetris mobile games will disappear from iOS and Android in April" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine named Apple Distinguished School" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "'Bleach: Immortal Soul' Is a Mobile RPG Based on the Bleach Anime Coming to iOS and Android This Year" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "The Big 'Hearthstone' 16.2 Update Will Fix iPad Crashes, Bring Galakrond's Awakening, New Heroes in Battlegrounds, and More" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "Sonos speaker update sparks anger" BBC 8:09 AM
  • "Sonos cutting support for older devices starting in May" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Meet the case that turns your iPhone into a taser" Apple Must 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft exposed 250 million customer service and support records in massive privacy blunder" BetaNews 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft exposed 250M customer service records due to 'misconfiguration' of internal database" GeekWire 10:26 AM
  • "Judge orders Microsoft to release tax records in IRS dispute" Associated Press 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State: The software company helped torpedo a facial recognition bill last year, though a state senator—who's also a Microsoft program manager—has a new bill in the works." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Tech in the classroom? Microsoft says AI and VR could help future students focus better: According to Microsoft, hybrid intelligence is the key to enhance student performance in schools." ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Windows 7 extended security updates to cost German government around $887,000" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft to forcibly install Bing search extension in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus users" ZDNet 9:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 November 2019 Update, the First Service Pack-Like Update, Is Now Widely Available" WCCFTech 6:22 PM
  • "Xerox to Nominate Directors to HP Board to Push Takeover Bid: Xerox plans to nominate as many as 11 directors to HP Inc.'s board as it pushes its $33 billion unsolicited takeover bid." TheStreet 10:18 AM
  • "IBM Shares Gain After Q4 Earnings Beat, Robust 2020 Profit Guide as Cloud Shift Takes Hold" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "IBM's Quarterly Sales Finally Rose—But Not By Much" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "IBM's Strong Earnings Has People Excited. But the Company Hasn't Turned the Corner Yet." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:18 PM
  • "IBM's Q4 Earnings Top Estimates, Cloud Momentum Aids Revenues" Zacks 9:47 AM
  • "Cloud Revenues Dominate IBM's Q4 Earnings" Market Realist 10:05 AM
  • "IBM snaps out of its revenue doldrums, breaking a five-quarter losing streak in Q4" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "*David Attenborough voice* And here we have, in the wild, a rare glimpse... of what may be... a positive IBM quarter" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Co-Op Insurance and IBM play blame game over collapse of £175m megaproject" The Register 9:20 AM
  • "AMD's Big Navi graphics card could arrive at Computex 2020" TechRadar UK 10:21 AM
  • "AMD's RX 5600 XT Is a Midrange Champion: Even after a price cut from NVIDIA, AMD's new graphics card is tough to beat." Motley Fool 10:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Benchmarks Reveal Desktop-Class Performance Punch For Laptops" HotHardware 10:21 AM
  • "AMD's 'NVIDIA Killer' High-End GPU Rumored for 2020 Launch" Zacks 10:27 AM
  • "AMD Epyc, Intel Foveros Score Analyst Choice Awards" Tom's Hardware 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake NUCs spotted in new leak, might include Xe graphics" TechSpot 10:24 AM
  • "Intel CPU price cuts rumored – could Comet Lake be priced to take out AMD Ryzen?" TechRadar UK 10:24 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake-U Busts Out Killer Single-Thread, Strong Multithreaded Performance In Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "Intel and UCD renew collaboration on talent, research and education" SiliconRepublic 10:25 AM
  • "How Oracle's Rob Tarkoff Will Win The Next Stage Of Data And Ad Tech" Ad Exchanger 10:16 AM
  • "Oracle Academy trains thousands of African students" IT Web 10:17 AM
  • "Chuck Robbins In Davos: Global Business Spending And Cisco's 'Shallow Pause' In China Sales/Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins at the World Economic Forum in Davos talked about the company's focus on software and how macro issues have impacted the networking giant." CRN 10:13 AM
  • "EU and US regulators scrutinise Big Tech and digital 'monopoly': Watchdogs growl as traditional antitrust thinking comes under review" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Battery Supplier Varta's Biggest Bull Turns Bearish" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Is What Worries Me About The Markets" Seeking Alpha 3:12 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close steady but off highs with China taking steps to contain possible pandemic: IBM jumps on outlook surprise, Boeing a drag on the Dow" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Ends Flat On Coronavirus Fears, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Set Intraday Record Highs: Dow loses ground in late trading over mounting concern about the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stock Market Posts Modest Gains, Ignoring China Virus Scare; This Bluest Of Blue Chip Names Soars" Investor's Business Daily 4:07 PM
  • "Boeing weighs on Dow: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit all-time highs, but were unable to finish in record territory" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Near Flat After Rally Falters: Shares of fast-growing technology-driven companies have led the market higher this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks in Asia rise, mostly shrug off concerns over coronavirus" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

 
Tracked Sites >>>
 

Apple | Apple Service & Support | Apple Newsroom | Apple Downloads | Apple Stock | AppAdvice | AppleInsider | Apple Must | App Sliced | AppleToolbox | Apple World Today | Architosh | Ars Technica | As the Apple Turns | ATPM | Automation Orchard | Bare Feats | Betalogue | BGR | Creative Mac | Cult of Mac | Daring Fireball | Digital Arts | dpmac | Engadget | Envato Tuts+ | fcp.co | gameDB | Gigaom | Gizmodo | iDevGames | iDownload Blog | iDrop News | iFixit | iLounge | iMore | Insanely Great Mac | Inside Mac Games | iPhone Hacks | The Joy of Tech | Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro | LACPUG | Layers Magazine | The Loop | Mac360 | MacDailyNews | MacDirectory | MacGameFiles | Mac Gamer HQ | Mac Kung Fu | Macintosh Resource Page | MacMost | The Mac Observer | Mac OS X Hints | MacPrices | MacReviewZone | MacRumors | MacScripter | Macs in Chemistry | MacSlash | MacSpeedZone | MacStories | MacSurfer | MacTech | Mactrast | Macuarium | MacUpdate | Macworld | Macworld UK | Mashable | Microsoft Office:mac | ModMy | The Mothership | The MUG Center | MyAppleMenu | MyMac | Patently Apple | The PC Weenies | prMac | ramseeker | Recode | Slashdot | Six Colors | TechCrunch | Tech Night Owl | TechRadar | The Apple Post | The Next Web | The Verge | TidBITS | Touch Arcade | Two Guys and a Podcast | VentureBeat | VR on Mac | Yahoo! Tech | 148Apps | 9to5Mac

MacSurfer's Headline News Information

Macworld Web Award 2000 MacSurfer Headline News Staff
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: P. Pearson
Managing & Weekday Editor: D. Mahaffy
Evening Editors: S. Siegling and D. Mahaffy
Weekend Editors: S. Siegling , A. Spaulding and D. Mahaffy

CEO: T. Jefferson
CFO: K. Midas
Editor Emeritus: W. Shakespeare
Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!

216205466