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: Thursday, February 20, 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
  • "Apple's rare revenue warning left out something major — and it's a sign of how difficult it is to predict the coronavirus' impact on business"  Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Pushing Back Apple's iPhone 9 Launch" Motley Fool 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Woes: Analyzing The Fallout From COVID-19" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "So Far, Apple Is Losing the Streaming War: Apple TV+ isn't keeping up with the competition."  Motley Fool 7:46 AM
  • "What secrets? Apple embroiled in row over book by German former executive" Reuters 1:02 PM
  • "Apple doesn't want you to read this book that's been written by a former App Store manager" Hindustan Times 7:39 AM
  • "Apple is trying to block a book about the App Store by one of its former employees" Business Insider 9:04 AM
  • "Apple has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man it says has been stalking Tim Cook" Business Insider 5:17 PM
  • "Apple gets restraining order against man accused of stalking CEO Tim Cook: The company said Rakesh 'Rocky' Sharma showed up at Cook's home with champagne and flowers." CNET 8:37 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple pushes big Human Interface Guidelines update for developers using SiriKit" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months" The Register 5:56 PM
  • "Apple Music gets karaoke-style lyrics in macOS Catalina" TechRadar UK 7:42 AM
  • "Gmail turns its inbox filters into clickable 'search chips'" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Gmail's new search filter feature will make it easier to find an email" The Next Web 8:02 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to fix: Ooops, I lost track of those beta upgrades" Erica Sadun 1:34 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to get rid of the screenshot drop shadow in macOS: You can opt to remove it only sometimes or permanently." Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "How to work with conversations in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "3 Ways To Automate Keystroke Sequences On Your Mac" MacMost 1:31 PM
  • "How to Disable Launchpad on Mac" OS X Daily 11:16 AM
  • "How to use Live Lyrics in Apple Music on the Mac" Apple Must 9:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps to Rivals"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Will Reverse Some Monopolistic Practices" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple May Let iOS Users Set Third-Party Web Browser and Mail Apps as Defaults Over Stock Apps" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Apple might finally let you pick Chrome over Safari in iOS 14: What is this, Android?" Macworld 9:44 AM
  • "Apple may loosen its grip on default iPhone apps, report says: Some changes may also be coming to Apple's HomePod speaker." CNET 9:21 AM
  • "Tim Cook tells Weibo Apple is committed to supporting local communities in wake of coronavirus outbreak" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Smartwatch owners love their calorie-counting gadgets, but they are verrry expensive" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Larry Tesler, Apple engineer, creator of copy-and-paste, passes" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "RIP: Larry Tesler, inventor of copy & paste" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "Apple TV's 'Shantaram' Halts Production Amid Search for New Showrunner, Weather Problems" Variety 11:17 AM
  • "Police hunt men who robbed 2 Apple Stores" Cult of Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Rivian loses its first CTO, a veteran Apple exec who helped create the iPhone" The Verge 1:13 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Dropbox shares rise after upbeat results, share buyback plan" Reuters 8:41 PM
  • "New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Privacy Violations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:08 PM
  • "Coronavirus concerns push Facebook and Sony to skip the year's biggest gathering for video game makers" Business Insider 5:16 PM
  • "Twitter's upcoming manipulated media policy may include labels for 'harmfully misleading' tweets" The Verge 3:47 PM
  • "T-Mobile Provides Key Update on Its Sprint Merger Deal" Market Realist 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung blasts Galaxy phones worldwide with weird '1' notification: It's from the Find My Mobile app" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Google AI will no longer use gender labels like 'woman' or 'man' on images of people to avoid bias" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "ISPs cite First Amendment as reason why they can sell customer data" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "China Captured 46% of Global 5G Sales in CY 2019" Counterpoint 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld's March Digital Magazine: The future of the iPhone/The best content from Macworld wrapped up in our digital magazine." Macworld 5:11 PM
  • "Apple Music Albums, iPad Treats – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-19" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 772: The Sound of Silence/On this episode of First Ring Daily, Office has a new app, Microsoft has RSA announcements, and Apple may do something we like." Thurrott 9:33 AM
  • "Adapt, Episode 19: Problem Tasks on iPad" MacStories 8:25 AM
  • "Apple and the coronavirus, our iPadOS 14 wishlist, and more: Macworld Podcast 686" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X and the Fast Paced World of Digital Production" fcp.co 7:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Report Suggests Apple to Release GaN USB-C Charger With 65W Fast-Charge This Year" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Apple tipped to reveal iPhone 9 and/or iPhone SE 2 at 'secret' event" Metro UK 7:38 AM
  • "AirPods PCB makers see normal production" DigiTimes 8:01 AM
  • "DigiTimes Continues to Suggest New Version of AirPods Pro Are Forthcoming" MacRumors 11:17 AM
  • "iOS file-conversion apps fail to encrypt documents" 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Upcoming 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Use Intel's 10th-Generation Ice Lake Chips" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "Foxconn says cautiously resuming China output, warns coronavirus will hit revenue" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Coronavirus latest: Apple supplier Foxconn warns of hit from outbreak" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple releasing second public beta of iOS 13.4 and more today" 9to5Mac 1:13 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.4 With New Mail Toolbar, iCloud Folder Sharing and More" MacRumors 1:13 PM
  • "A Major Apple Patent Reveals all-new all-glass iPhone Enclosures that allow Imagery on both Front and Backsides" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Patent dives deep into Future Mixed Reality gaming with Sophisticated Game Controllers & Next-Gen Console" Patently Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at Apple Pencil support for iPhones AND Apple Watches" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
  • "Apple mixed reality system could involve Apple Glasses, a Mac 'base station" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "A name display bug in Files" Dr. Drang 11:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "Pro Display XDR Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "iMac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Guidemaster: The best portable SSDs you can buy right now/Which portable SSDs are worth your time and money? We tested a bunch to find out." Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Review: The WT2 Plus translation earbuds allow you to converse with almost anyone with ease" AppleInsider 3:30 PM
  • "Zvox AV50 wireless noise-cancelling headphone review: There's a lot to like about this headphone" TechHive 8:00 AM
  • "The Logitech Crayon is a Great Alternative to the Apple Pencil" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Review: Fintie Carrying Case for Apple Wireless Keyboard" The Mac Observer 11:16 AM
  • "The Best Laptop Bags for the MacBook Pro – 8+ Reviewed!" Mobile Reviews Eh 9:24 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Noto Review: Beautifully Modern and Versatile Note-Taking" MacStories 11:16 AM
  • "HomeCam 2 Brings Auto Cycling of Camera Feeds, Improved Data Layers, and More" MacStories 7:51 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to mute someone on Instagram" 9to5Mac 5:17 PM
  • "How to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it" AppleInsider 1:11 PM
  • "How to customize the Apple TV app settings for Music, TV, Shows and Podcasts" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
Tips
  • "New iPhone Warning: Beware These 23 'Careless' Cloud Apps Leaking Your Data—Here's What You Do" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "YouTube Music explains how its long-overdue cloud locker will work" Engadget 8:02 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Coronavirus and WWDC 2020: Yes, or no?" Apple Must 4:23 PM
  • "Is Apple Turning iOS into Adware?" TidBITS 1:32 PM
  • "Why your Apple Watch credits you with fewer calories than you expect" Cult of Mac 1:15 PM
  • "What Do Bank-Level Encryption and Military-Grade Encryption Mean?" The Mac Observer 11:09 AM
  • "Comment: Letting users choose 3rd-party default iOS apps would be a win-win" 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Commentary: The Apple Watch is coming for the watch industry"  Channel NewsAsia 7:37 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 9 Release Isn't Just Important – It's Essential..."  Know Your Mobile 7:46 AM
  • "You'll Probably Wish This Fake iPhone 9 Was Real" Softpedia 7:36 AM
  • "Cassandra -Thursday Diversion: Pressure Cooker Environment for Engineers; Catalina Pauses; and Effects of World Health Problems" eXtensions 7:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Most IT professionals want to replace passwords with something better, but the industry can't agree on what that is" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:12 PM
  • "You're getting the wrong WiFi router if it doesn't come with 'mesh' technology" Business Insider 9:33 AM
  • "Android 11: Google Takes On Apple With These Killer Security And Privacy Features" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "AI in the Courts: The Jury Is Out/A session on the role of emerging technologies in the courtroom was part of last month's New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City." TechNewsWorld 7:51 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Robinhood for iOS adding new profiles feature, additional customization options, more" 9to5Mac 8:37 PM
  • "Functional Apple-1, Steve Jobs-signed PowerBook to hit auction block in March" AppleInsider 6:31 PM
  • "Facebook will now pay you for your voice recordings" The Verge 2:28 PM
  • "Peloton for iOS now supports Chromecast" The Verge 1:11 PM
  • "T-Mobile tops Verizon to earn best 'wireless purchase experience' in J.D. Power study" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft announces work on a Defender ATP security platform for iOS and Android" iDownload Blog 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing its antivirus software to iOS and Android" The Verge 9:33 AM
  • "ConnectSocial Empowers Safe Social Media with Exciting New Features" prMac 11:18 AM
  • "Cell4pets announces their Biggest Bonus Yet for Used iPhones and iPads" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Global Smartwatch Market Insights (2020-2030) by Product Type, Operating System, User Gender, Age Group, Distribution Channel, Application and Region" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "Swisscom Quadruples Customer Interactions in Just Six Months with Genesys Messaging for Apple Business Chat" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "Apple 3.0: Shareholder meet-up next week in Cupertino" Apple 3.0 7:51 AM
  • "Fortnite chapter 2, season 2 trailers hint at Deadpool and Call of Duty crossovers, new locations" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Season 2 – Top Secret Is Now Live on All Platforms with Patch 12.00 That Has an All New Battle Pass and More" Touch Arcade 7:49 AM
  • "Spotify adds true song lyrics integration on Android and iOS devices" phoneArena 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Music stars PM-critic Dave at first live 'Agenda' gig in UK" Apple Must 7:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years: CEO" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years" MSPoweruser 9:51 AM
  • "Mexico the latest country to get its own Microsoft Cloud datacenter" OnMSFT 11:52 AM
  • "Surface Neo: Everything we know so far/Surface Neo is coming this year, and this is everything we know about it so far." Windows Central 11:04 AM
  • "The mess behind Microsoft's yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244: Patch Tuesday's truly odd Win10 patch KB 4524244 wreaked havoc before it was finally pulled last Friday night. Since then, accusations have flown about Kaspersky, in particular, and Microsoft's complicity in signing a rootkit. There's plenty of blame to go around — and much more to the story." Computerworld 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out important changes to Windows Update for Windows 10" BetaNews 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out colorful new Windows 10 icons: Modern app icons are slowly appearing in Microsoft's OS" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft starts rolling out new system icons to Windows Insiders" MSPoweruser 7:51 AM
  • "Windows 10X icons begin rolling out on Windows 10 desktop for Insiders: New icon designs begin rolling out to some apps on Windows 10 in preview." Windows Central 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft plans antivirus software for Android and iOS devices" CNBC 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Threat Protection and Insider Risk Management hit general availability" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP now in public preview for Linux: Windows Defender hopped onto one more platform with its public preview on Linux." Windows Central 11:01 AM
  • "Oracle is accusing Google's chief legal officer of leading a 'coercion campaign' to pressure groups not to support it in their Supreme Court brawl" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:10 PM
  • "Some Oracle Employees Stop Work in Protest of Larry Ellison's Politics" Bloomberg 5:56 PM
  • "HP adopts poison pill after Xerox's buyout attempts" Reuters 5:16 PM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake-S Desktop Core i9-10900KF, Core i7-10700KF, Core i5-10600KF CPUs Leak Out – No iGPU But Same Specs As Regular SKUs" WCCFtech 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S 'KF' Desktop CPUs Rock Up To 10 Cores, Lack integrated Graphics" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Intel's Adjacencies Now Larger Than Nvidia, Undervalued" Seeking Alpha 2:12 PM
  • "A Family Of AMD Next-Generation GPUS Just Passed RRA Certification – Is This The Radeon 5950 XT 'Big Navi'?" WCCFtech 8:22 AM
  • "ASUS says AMD to blame for ASUS ROG Strix RX 5700 cooling issues: A loose screw is the culprit behind the ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 heat issue" Windows Central 7:24 AM
  • "Cisco critical bug: Static password in Smart Software Manager – patch now, says Cisco/Cisco urges customers using its smart licensing software to upgrade now because of a 9.8/10 severity flaw." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Coronavirus kills MWC, IBM withdraws from RSA: What about Kaspersky's Security Analyst Summit? Kaspersky has revealed its position on the potential cancellation of the Security Analyst Summit, due to take place in April." ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Samsung begins production in new EUV line for 7-nm chips: The new V1 line will triple Samsung's EUV capacity for chips that are 7nm or smaller by the end of the year." ZDNet 7:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Stock Might be a Great Pick" Zacks 9:05 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks finish lower as coronavirus uncertainty sparks skittish trading: Morgan Stanley will buy discount broker E-Trade Financial; Russell 2000 pops higher as large caps slump" MarketWatch 5:21 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down as Wall Street Assesses Coronavirus Impact: Stocks end lower as investors continue to monitor the coronavirus outbreak's impact on global growth and corporate profits." TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "The Dow's biggest single-day gains and losses in history: The Dow's next stop is 30,000" FOXBusiness 5:20 PM
  • "Stocks Drop in Rocky Session: Investors remain concerned about China's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak and its potential economic implications" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed after China cuts loan prime rate: Nikkei rises, but Hang Seng slips after PBoC's move" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "European stocks weaken on new coronavirus concerns: Air France-KLM, Telefónica and AXA shares fall" MarketWatch 8:14 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: #%@*$$$$!

216187245