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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
 

 

 
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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Wearables Division Looks Unstoppable"  Tech.co 7:30 AM
  • "Why Isn't Apple's Paid Subscription Growth Accelerating? Hopefully, that will change in 2020."  Motley Fool 9:14 AM
  • "Exclusive: iPhone app makers questioned in U.S. antitrust probe of Apple - sources" ["A source familiar with the Justice Department's investigation said a handful of app developers had been contacted in what is the first indication of what officials are pursuing involving Apple since the investigation was revealed by Reuters in June."]  Reuters 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Aim to Resume Full China Production Feb. 10"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Apple suppliers reportedly aim to resume full production in China on February 10 despite coronavirus fears" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone maker Foxconn will stay shut in China for another week at least" The Verge 7:42 AM
OS X
News
  • "Blix calls for developers to revolt against Apple"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:20 AM
  • "An app developer is trying to 'create enough pressure on Apple to change' by recruiting allies in its fight against the tech titan" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6:48 PM
  • "Blix trying to get other 'Sherlocking' victims to fight Apple in court" AppleInsider 11:53 AM
  • "Start-up Blix calls for developers to revolt against Apple's 'sherlocking'" MacDailyNews 11:24 AM
  • "Nasty Linux, macOS sudo bug found and fixed: Who'da thought hiding passwords behind asterisks as you entered the characters could be a security problem?" ZDNet 7:02 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "IPVanish review: This speedy VPN has a great user interface/We recommend IPVanish as a flexible, configurable choice for users who are new to VPNs." CNET 7:47 AM
  • "How To Stop iCloud Calendar Spam" macReports 8:07 AM
  • "How To Tell What Apps Are Running On Your Mac" macReports 8:07 AM
  • "How to create custom Voice Control commands on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "How to check availability in the Calendar on Mac for your next event" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "Every VSCO Preset and What Photography They're Best For" The Mac Observer 9:25 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Nvidia Opens Next Chapter of Cloud Gaming" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:23 AM
  • "GeForce Now is probably as good as Mac gaming is going to get: Mac gaming has only gotten worse as of late. Good thing Nvidia has delivered a game streaming model that actually looks attractive." Macworld 11:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Nvidia's Cloud Gaming Service, GeForce Now, Open to All for Free" PC Magazine 8:53 PM
  • "Chrome 80 released with silent notification popups, support for same-site cookies" ZDNet 7:02 PM
  • "The Perfect Valentine's Gift – Create A Valentine's Day Card From Restored Faded Photos With Vivid-Pix: Patented Vivid-Pix Restore Brings Back Lost Memories with AI Restoration Software For Family Historians, Genealogists, Archivists, Hobbyists, & More" Thomas PR 8:35 AM
  • "Introducing Swift Crypto: I'm thrilled to announce a new open-source project for the Swift ecosystem, Swift Crypto." Swift 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's News Service Business Chief Departs After Slow Start"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:52 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro doubles radiation exposure deemed safe for consumers, according to new test: Penumbra Brands says cellphone testing needs to be modernized to how phones are used today—people are likely exposed to much more radiation than they think"  Business Wire 7:01 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro said to emit twice the FCC's legal limit for RF radiation" AppleInsider 3:25 PM
  • "Lenovo Achieves Strongest Tablet Shipment Growth in Wake of Huawei Troubles in Q4 2019" ["Even with Apple's new-found competitive strength, the company's tablet shipments fell -7% in Q4 2019 as iPad Pro demand fell sharply in the holiday quarter."] Business Wire 11:32 AM
  • "Strong 10.2-inch iPad Sales Extended Apple's Global Market Lead, According to IDC" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "Apple in Talks With Banks to Bring Apple Pay to Israel" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "A new Android world order emerges for enterprises: Microsoft's alliance with Samsung and its resurging smartphone ambitions are reshaping the enterprise battle lines versus the iPhone." ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Google has paid Android developers about half of what Apple has" The Verge 7:33 AM
  • "Little America — Inside the Episode: 'The Manager' | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:47 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Competitor Disney+ Already Has Over 28 Million Subscribers" MacRumors 6:52 PM
  • "Disney+ picks up 28.6 million subscribers at launch as analysts guess Apple TV+ numbers" 9to5Mac 6:52 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "You might be able to get up to $100 from the settlement for Yahoo's data breaches" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that callers are real to protect against spam: SHAKEN/STIR gets a little bit more support" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Google admits it sent private videos in Google Photos to strangers: The privacy breach affected a small number of Google Photos users" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "'This doesn't sound right': Mastercard's CEO ditched Facebook's Libra after multiple red flags"  Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Ireland launches inquiry into Google's processing of location data" Reuters 7:10 AM
  • "Facebook increases parental control features in Messenger Kids app" Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "Diversity in gaming: Industry promises to improve" BBC 7:09 AM
  • "Buggy app causes Iowa caucuses voting chaos" Cult of Mac 6:52 PM
  • "The app tasked with reporting the results of the Iowa caucus has crashed, delaying the results" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "'A Systemwide Disaster': How the Iowa Caucuses Melted Down/Unexplained 'inconsistencies' in results, heated conference calls and firm denials of hacking left the contest in a strange state of almost suspended animation." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Iowa caucus results delayed due to reporting 'inconsistencies' after switching to new tech system: The Iowa Democratic Party says it's 'not a hack or an intrusion.'" CNET 7:09 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Music Production, New Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-04" The Mac Observer 1:28 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 148 – The Elements of Modern iOS and iPadOS Apps" MacStories 8:22 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 329: Something broke inside" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Sony raises outlook on strong sensor demand, warns of virus risks on supply chain" ["The Japanese firm controls about a half of the world's image sensor market, supplying most global smartphone makers including Apple Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd."] Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "Apple waiver for developer fees expands to 8 additional countries" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "watchOS 7 visual concept dreams up sleep tracking, customizable Activity rings, 'Weekend Getaway' and much more" 9to5Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Brandon Azad plans to release a new exploit for iPhone 11 on iOS 13.3" iDownload Blog 7:38 PM
  • "Apple working on folding iPhone display with more robust bend radius" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for an advanced Foldable Device Hinge System with unique Movable Flaps" Patently Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Future Over-Ear Headphones with Touch Gesture Audio Controls on each Ear Cup" Patently Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple files for patent for 'headphone rotation' for, well, over-the-ear headphones" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at (among other things) a Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar for Mac desktops" Apple World Today 8:38 AM
  • "Apple wins a Project Titan Patent that reveals an In-Vehicle device location system that extends to buses, cabs and beyond" Patently Apple 9:07 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Can't update watchOS? How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 9:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on w/ 'HyperDrive GEN2' 6, 12, & 18 port USB-C hubs [Video] 9to5Mac 6:52 PM
iOS Apps
  • "AirPods Pro and Naturespace is a Great Meditation Technique" The Mac Observer 11:51 AM
  • "Magic: ManaStrike (iOS) Review/It's a Freemium tower defence game that's almost worth the in-app purchases" CGMagazine 9:13 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Mac-like hot corners on the iPad" Cult of Mac 1:29 PM
  • "How to Switch Wi-Fi Networks on iPhone & iPad from Control Center" OS X Daily 9:28 AM
Tips
  • "How to save money and work around Apple's aggravating iCloud limitations" AppleInsider 3:25 PM
  • "This Siri shortcut scans and translates text on any photo, sign or menu" Cult of Mac 3:17 PM
  • "Do cases slow down wireless charging? Over the past few years I've had a lot of questions regarding whether phone cases affect wireless charging. Time to do some testing." ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "30 Incredibly Useful Google Search Tips And Tricks" MacMost 1:28 PM
  • "PSA: iCloud․com accessible from iOS and Android with support for Photos, Notes, Reminders, more" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Two Screen Time tips to keep kids from working around limits: Screen Time is a powerful tool for managing kids' screen time, but a couple settings make a big difference." Macworld 7:42 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Lab Claims iPhone 11 Pro Emits 2x the FCC Radiation Limit (But Don't Worry)" iDrop News 8:50 PM
  • "Study claims iPhone 11 Pro radiation level is twice the federal safety limit" BGR 7:16 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Pro doubles radiation exposure deemed safe for consumers" MacDailyNews 3:18 PM
  • "Coronavirus Economic Impact, China, and the Tech Supply Chain" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:40 PM
  • "The Major Impact of iOS Apps on Employee Productivity" Apple Gazette 11:28 AM
  • "Could Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi be wrong about Apple TV+?" Apple 3.0 11:24 AM
  • "10+ reasons enterprises need an employee choice program" Computerworld 9:06 AM
  • "Toni Sacconaghi Estimates Fewer Than 10 Percent of Eligible Customers May Have Used Apple TV+ Free Trial" Daring Fireball 1:38 PM
  • "Analyst: Fewer than 10% of eligible customers may have used Apple TV+ free trial/That seems pessimistic..." iMore 7:56 AM
  • "Family Sharing not working with Apple News +; solutions, anyone?" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Bad headline advice: Driving home the point with a hammer/Dramatic headlines about Apple can lead to bad advice." Macworld 7:42 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is the Google Pixel Failing? (Premium)" Thurrott 11:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Samsung iOS app confirms the existence of new Galaxy Buds+" Engadget 8:50 PM
  • "Charming Puzzle Platformer 'Circuit Dude' Launching on iOS and Android this Thursday, Nintendo Switch Later this Month" Touch Arcade 7:15 PM
  • "Apple Delays Company-Wide Fitness Challenge Due to Coronavirus and Store Closures" MacTrast 7:03 PM
  • "Apple just struck a deal with Genius to add a new video series to Apple Music, in yet another sign that the tech giant wants to be a force in the entertainment industry" Business Insider 6:48 PM
  • "Genius brings its Verified video series to Apple Music" The Verge 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft Outlook App Gets Support for Split View on iPad" iClarified 11:24 AM
  • "Zagg launches its Messenger Folio keyboard for the 10.2-inch iPad" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Yubico simplifies security key orders and managing for firms" GearBrain 8:07 AM
  • "'GWENT: The Witcher Card Game' Update 5.1 Is Now Available on iOS and PC Bringing New Features, Game Fixes, Balance Changes, and More" Touch Arcade 8:07 AM
  • "Designer of iconic dingbats Cairo font recreates it as throw" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "OWC Hits the Road with Jam in the Van in 2020" PRNewswire 7:01 AM
  • "LG just put an Apple TV inside your LG TV" Apple Must 7:43 AM
  • "Apple TV App And Apple TV+ Now Available On 2019 LG TVs In U.S. And 80-Plus Other Countries" PRNewswire 7:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Teams suffers widespread outage: The company failed to renew a security certificate, making life difficult for its 20 million users." ITProPortal 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Blunder Knocks Teams Offline, Rivals Anything but Sad: The service was down for approximately three hours" Softpedia 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft products continue to be most targeted by cybercriminals" BetaNews 10:49 AM
  • "Windows Core OS could change the way you get notifications: Leak hints at a simpler and more streamlined system of notifications" TechRadar UK 8:09 AM
  • "Windows Vista spotted doing a whoopsie over EE's signage: Even Fulham Broadway is no sanctuary from The Curse Of Bork" The Register 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft News app updated with special coverage for US Election 2020" MSPoweruser 6:43 AM
  • "Oops! Microsoft gets 'black eye' from Teams outage: Users of Microsoft's team collaboration app were unable to login Monday after the company forgot to renew an authentication certificate." Computerworld 1:29 PM
  • "HPE acquires zero-trust networking, security firm Scytale: The startup is made up of engineers from AWS, Google, Splunk, and other tech giants." ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HP launches new Chromebooks at BETT: At the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) expo in London last month, HP launched a new range of Chromebooks aimed at students and teachers." Gadget 8:12 AM
  • "Report: Coronavirus May Shield Intel From Market Share Loss In 2020" WCCFTech 10:52 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-10900K is neck and neck with AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X in the latest 3DMark tests" NotebookCheck 8:13 AM
  • "IBM, Marriott and Mickey Mouse Take On Tech's Favorite Law: A motley group of powerful companies have their knives out for Section 230, which shields platforms from lawsuits over content posted by users." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:21 AM
  • "IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna explains why practical future of quantum computing is closer than we think" Business Today 8:10 AM
  • "The Most Important Choice Facing IBM's New CEO Arvind Krishna" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Why IBM Choosing Arvind Krishna Over Jim Whitehurst Was a Smooth Move" ITPro Today 7:03 PM
  • "IBM To Bring Blockchain For Food Safety Service Certification" Benzinga 8:10 AM
  • "AMD Launches Updated 'Raise The Bar' Game Bundle for Radeon RX 5500 & RX 5700 Series" AnandTech 7:03 PM
  • "Cisco: What Matters Going Into Q2 Results" Seeking Alpha 1:38 PM
  • "Cisco names Reem Asaad VP of MEA" Capacity 8:11 AM
  • "Cisco Stock Is Still Lagging the Market. It's Too Early to Bottom-Fish, Analyst Says." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:24 PM
  • "Cheap as chips? Not for much longer, analysts reckon, after rough year for memory makers: 'It's going to be amazingly OK'" The Register 7:07 AM
  • "China Maintains Chip Output in Wake of Virus Outbreak" EE Times Asia 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares rebound on China production news" Apple 3.0 8:49 AM
  • "Stock market dominance by Apple not a dotcom-style concern" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq clinches record close as stock market rebounds from coronavirus selloff: Tesla shares up nearly 112% year-to-date" MarketWatch 6:36 PM
  • "Tesla Drives Nasdaq to Record Closing High; Dow Closes Up Over 400 Points: Nasdaq hits an all-time closing and intraday high and the Dow closes up more than 400 points as stocks continue their rally from last week's sharp selloff." TheStreet 6:36 PM
  • "Nasdaq Makes Record High, Erases Losses From Coronavirus Scare: The stock market closed sharply higher Tuesday, as the Nasdaq composite made a record high and erased all losses from its coronavirus-related slump." Investor's Business Daily 6:35 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits record, Dow back in black for 2020" FOXBusiness 6:34 PM
  • "Dow Rises More than 400 Points as Higher Volatility Makes Comeback: U.S. benchmarks add 1.4% or more as investors bet on economic resilience; Nasdaq closes at record" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as Chinese stocks stabilize after Monday's selloff: Stocks rise in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks join global rally with gains as BP surges on results" MarketWatch 7:33 AM

 
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