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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 27, 2020
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Britain's chipmaking tycoon Ron Black on the fight to win back Apple: Ron Black is clearly on his guard. 'All we can say about Apple is what was in the press release,' the Imagination Technologies boss recites cooly, sitting in a drafty boardroom at the company's headquarters in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire."  Telegraph 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's new golden child— services—is in the earnings spotlight. Here's why"  Fortune 2:48 PM
  • "Apple proved it could grow outside the smartphone in 2019, now the spotlight is back on the iPhone and Wall Street is looking for a show of force" [BI Prime] Business Insider 4:15 PM
  • "Five things to watch out for in Apple's earnings" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q1 2020 earnings report on January 28" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "FY 20 First Quarter Results: Apple's conference call to discuss first fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple Investor Relations 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Australia sees increased revenue, profit, and income tax: The company paid just a little more than AU$120 million in total income tax for the period to 28 September 2019." ZDNet 8:34 PM
  • "China's Coronavirus will impact Apple's business - but how much is unknown" AppleInsider 11:53 AM
  • "Apple must pay $85 million in damages to WiLan over iPhone patent dispute: It is a hefty bill but far reduced from $145 million originally awarded." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Australia sees increased revenue, profit, and income tax: The company paid just a little more than AU$120 million in total income tax for the period to 28 September 2019." ZDNet 8:19 PM
  • "Apple sweeps up 15 wins at the Future Tech Awards" iMore 7:53 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "PSA: Sidecar not working? Here are a couple of quick fixes" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Organize Your Files: An Introduction to Personal File Management" The Mac Observer 10:35 AM
  • "How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "How to manage your Apple Books library on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "How to automatically play a presentation and time slides in Keynote" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "How To Get the Most From the Notification Center" MacMost 1:03 PM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Checkra1n iOS 13 Jailbreak For Linux Release Date Seems Imminent" Redmond Pie 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Today Marks the 10th Anniversary of Steve Jobs Unveiling the iPad" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "The iPad Turns 10: A Look Back at Its First Decade/Here's what WIRED writers have had to say about Apple's tablet in the 10 years since its arrival." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Apple iPad at 10: Can we call it a computer yet? Asking if an iPad is a computer is like asking if a hot dog is a sandwich." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "The iPad hasn't killed laptops, but Apple will keep trying: After 10 years, Apple is still fully devoted to the device it sees as the future of computing." Engadget 9:24 AM
  • "Apple's iPad changed the tablet game 10 years ago today" The Verge 10:28 AM
  • "The iPad at 10: A New Product Category Defined by Apps" MacStories 10:27 AM
  • "10 years on: How the iPad changed mobile computing" Cult of Mac 2:29 PM
  • "The Secret Origins of the iPad" iMore 8:13 AM
  • "Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPad by looking back at all the best iPad ads!" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft join effort to simplify health data access" Cult of Mac 10:27 AM
  • "Sensor Tower: iOS Users Spent $3.6 Billion on Top 100 Subscription Apps of 2019, Up 16% Year-on-Year" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "'Total crock': The career motto Apple's Tim Cook hates" Yahoo Finance AU 7:35 AM
  • "Tim Cook tweets condolences on death of Kobe Bryant" Cult of Mac 7:42 AM
  • "LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "The Unofficial Apple Archive loses most videos to takedowns" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple & A24 Snap Up 'Boys State' Doc For $10M – Sundance" Deadline 3:51 PM
  • "Apple and A24 Partner to Buy Documentary 'Boys State' Out of Sundance" Variety 3:51 PM
  • "Beastie Boys Story — Official Sneak Peek | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:49 AM
  • "Powder: Backcountry Snowboarding at Baldface Lodge — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 7:46 AM
  • "Driver's Apple Watch calls 911 after they were involved in an accident" iMore 10:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Defying Company Policy, Over 300 Amazon Employees Speak Out" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:36 PM
  • "EU seeks to force through single standard phone charger" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Eight Atari-themed hotels are being built across the US: The hotels will have 'immersive' gaming experiences including AR and VR." CNET 3:07 PM
  • "Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data" Vice 8:24 AM
  • "Preorders for Motorola's Razr are now backed up until mid-February" The Verge 1:02 PM
  • "Motorola reminds $1,500 Razr buyers: Your folding phone is fragile" GearBrain 8:00 AM
  • "Can VR concussion education save youth football? USA Football and Pop Warner are hoping VR can help make an inherently dangerous sport safer." ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Cybersecurity: A guide for parents to keep kids safe online" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The iPad's original software designer and program lead look back on the device's first 10 years: We chatted with design power couple Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno about the tiny tablet that could."  Input 7:00 PM
  • "Quick Tips, Sonos, Media, and Megabytes – Mac Geek Gab 799" The Mac Observer 7:00 PM
  • "Eclectic Light Company Founder Dr. Howard Oakley -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 27, 2020 – iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 compatibility rumors" 9to5Mac 2:29 PM
  • "Changing Apple Hiring, More Phone Hack Info – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-27" The Mac Observer 2:21 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple will build 116 million iPhones in the first half of the fiscal year, says Cohen" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Rumor Claims iOS 14 to Support All the Same iPhones as iOS 13" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Report: iOS 14 to Support Same iPhone Models as iOS 13" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Apple's self-driving car system could use voice, gesture guidance" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "FCC Opens Up 3.5GHz Spectrum for Full Commercial Use, Apple's Newest iPhones Already Offer Support" MacRumors 3:53 PM
  • "FCC unlocks 3.5GHz CBRS band, enables OnGo in Apple and Android phones" VentureBeat 2:28 PM
  • "DXOMark: iPhone 11 selfie camera lags behind competitors, but offers key updates over iPhone XS" 9to5Mac 7:09 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Voicemail Not Working On iPhone? Fix" macReports 2:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Naim Mu-So 2 is the epitome of a connected Hi-Fi speaker" AppleInsider 2:29 PM
  • "The Mezzo Laptop Backpack is all I need to take my 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad, accessories on the road" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to switch off iCloud backups, and why you might not want to" Cult of Mac 3:25 PM
  • "How to Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone with iCloud" OS X Daily 10:28 AM
  • "How to use the Apple Watch Noise app" Apple Must 9:02 AM
  • "How to View Passwords Saved in iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad, or Mac" iPhone Hacks 7:35 AM
  • "How to Navigate to Home or Work on iPhone with Google Maps" iPhone Hacks 7:35 AM
Tips
  • "Handy iPhone Keyboard Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About" Digital Trends 10:28 AM
  • "The 5 Best iOS and Apple Watch Apps to Stay Hydrated" Kirkville 7:59 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "This Is What Hacking an iPhone Actually Looks Like + Hidden Details" iDrop News 7:22 PM
  • "Apple's $200M acquisition of Xnor.ai: A snapshot into our AI-on-the-edge future via your iPhone/Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200 million." ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "It's Time For Apple To Kill Apple TV+" Forbes 11:53 AM
  • "Hopefully, we'll see 16-inch MacBook Pros with Comet Lake or Tiger Lake processors this year" Apple World Today 11:51 AM
  • "Financial Times: 'Apple Hits Out at EU Plans for a Universal Smartphone Charger'" Daring Fireball 11:48 AM
  • "iPad's 10th anniversary leaves us asking if Apple's tablet is a computer/Commentary: Asking if an iPad is a computer is like asking if a hot dog is a sandwich." CNET 2:48 PM
  • "Apple is under pressure to kill the iPhone's Lightning charger — but here's why that probably won't happen anytime soon" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "Top 5 Apple iPhone 12 rumors" [Video] CNET 9:22 AM
  • "The iPad ten years later: Maturing into its own" iDownload Blog 11:54 AM
  • "iPad at 10. An affair forever" Om Malik 11:53 AM
  • "How the iPad has changed in the past 10 years (and how it hasn't)" iMore 9:24 AM
  • "Why 'Can iPads replace PCs?' is the wrong question: On the 10th anniversary of the iPad, and after years of doubting how it would play out, I now wholeheartedly recommend iPads for most users instead of PCs. It's the tool you'll use, not curse. Here's why."  ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "Apple patent teases a curved glass iMac of the future" GearBrain 8:32 AM
  • "The single glass sheet iMac patent gives me hope Apple will focus on design again" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Dear Apple, please reintroduce the 1TB iCloud storage tier" Apple Must 8:14 AM
  • "iOS 14 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can take the iPhone to the next level/iOS 13 delivered on several of our top requests, but there's still plenty of room for improvement." Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Will Apple's iOS 14 really support all today's iOS 13-compatible iPhones?" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Pair Of Apple Innovations Featured On Wired Magazine's List Of 10 Products Defining Past Decade" MacPrices 7:30 AM
Non-Apple
  • "'Trust no one' is good enough for the X Files but not for software devs: How do you use third-party libs and stay secure, experts mull on stage" The Register 7:44 PM
  • "Remember the Clipper chip? NSA's botched backdoor-for-Feds from 1993 still influences today's encryption debates" The Register 5:45 PM
  • "Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that" The Next Web 5:45 PM
  • "Low-Power WANs: A 2020 Enterprise View/Choices, challenges and breakthroughs on tap for IT managers around low-power WANs." ITPro Today 10:36 AM
  • "I Monitor My Teens' Electronics, and You Should Too: Kids should have no expectation of privacy on devices given to them by their parents." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hack 'N Slash Dungeon Crawler/Deck Builder Hybrid 'Book of Demons' is Heading to iPad and Looking for Beta Testers" Touch Arcade 7:09 PM
  • "Hacker teases successful jailbreak on third iOS 13.3.1 beta" iDownload Blog 7:09 PM
  • "Google Duo now lets you send notes and doodles to your contacts" Android Police 5:26 PM
  • "HomeKit support for Eero appears imminent following latest firmware update" 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "HomeKit support for eero Wi-Fi routers coming soon?" iMore 2:29 PM
  • "CarPlay Comes to Fiat Chrysler Vehicles With UConnect 5" The Mac Observer 2:21 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Analyst: Microsoft Is Poised To Transform Into 'Cloud Behemoth'" Benzinga 7:09 PM
  • "Microsoft forced to create a free Windows 7 update just days after updates ended" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft says it will release black desktop bug fix to all Windows 7 users for free" BetaNews 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft blinks again, promises to clean up after its Win7 'Stretch' black screen mess" Computerworld 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Reports Earnings Wednesday. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Top Line To Miss FY 2020 Expectations?" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft is helping Google improve Chrome's tab management: A good example of two rivals working to improve web browsers" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "Rumor: Intel Moving Select CPUs To GlobalFoundries" WCCFTech 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Is Patching the Patch for the Patch for Its 'Zombieload' Flaw: Intel's made two attempts to fix the microprocessor vulnerability it was warned about 18 months ago. Third time's the charm?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:02 PM
  • "Intel is patching its Zombieload CPU security flaw for the third time" Engadget 3:25 PM
  • "Intel boss is 'a maniac' over shortages" Fudzilla 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Joins The CHIPS Alliance To Promote AIB As An Open Standard" WCCFTech 8:47 AM
  • "Intel's massive Q4 revenue is a testament to its shift toward high-growth enterprise solutions" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Stock Extends Rally After Bullish Earnings and Outlook" Investopedia 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Will Weaker Than Expected Numbers Lead To A Drop In AMD's Share Price Post Earnings Release?" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "AMD: Gloom And Doom Vs. To Infinity And Beyond" Seeking Alpha 5:21 PM
  • "Update your AMD Radeon drivers ASAP: there's an exploit afoot" bit-tech 8:46 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 Sale Brings Hot Discounts To 6-Core, 8-Core And 12-Core CPUs" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF Review" TechSpot 8:46 AM
  • "Little grouse on the prairie: IBM's AI facial-recognition training dataset gets it in trouble... in Illinois" The Register 8:16 AM
  • "IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington's disease symptoms" Engadget 1:02 PM
  • "Cisco and IBM offer a managed private-cloud service" Tech Central 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco study finds huge returns for companies investing in privacy" TechRepublic 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco Webex bug allowed anyone to join a top-secret password-protected meeting" The Register 9:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock has doubled in the last year. Here's why a longtime investor says it's not time to sell." [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:29 PM
  • "Apple investors should protect against earnings losses as expectations soar, JPMorgan says" Business Insider 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Could Cause Its Stock to Fall. How to Protect Its Gains With Options." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:54 AM
  • "J.P. Morgan tweaks AAPL target up to $300 on Apple Watch, AirPods strength" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends more than 450 points lower as spread of coronavirus quashes buying sentiment: Oil prices drop, gold pops as investor anxiety grows" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Post Worst Day of Year as Spreading Coronavirus Makes Wall Street Jittery: Stocks finish sharply lower Monday as investors weigh both the human and economic costs of the accelerating spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed 82 people and expanded to at least 10 different countries." TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "Coronavirus whacks Dow but lifts disease fighting stocks: Airlines, cruise operators and casinos were among the hardest hit" FOXBusiness 4:17 PM
  • "Dow Drops Over 450 Points on Coronavirus Fears: Oil, Europe equities slump as new infections are detected outside China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "Nikkei falls as coronavirus fears rise; most Asian markets remain closed for holiday: Traders worry about outbreak's impact on China, global economy" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "London stocks tumble as mining and oil companies hit by coronavirus worries" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

 
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