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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 23, 2020


  • "Apple might soon roll out low-cost iPhone. Here's how much it could costApple said last week that 'worldwide iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained' due to coronavirus" FOXBusiness 10:14 AM
  • "Could Apple's iOS 14 Be Completely Redesigned in Neumorphism Style?"  iDrop News 1:30 PM
  • "Apple course corrects for the coronavirus to keep its next iPhones on track: Coronavirus is affecting Apple's global supply chain. But that isn't stopping the iPhone maker from planning big changes for 2020–even if its revenue is sliding."  Fortune 2/22
  • "Coronavirus and the iPhone: How the pandemic could disrupt China's supply chain/If employees can't show up to work, then you can't build smartphones. How do we deal with the threat of global supply chain disruption by highly infectious pandemics?" ZDNet 2/22
  • "Apple Just Demanded Santander And A $50 Billion US Intelligence Contractor Reveal How They Use iPhone Hacking Tech"  Forbes 2/22
  • "A8, A8X: How Apple's custom silicon hit Samsung with a one-two punch" AppleInsider 2/22
  • "MacBook Air finishes last against Galaxy Book S, Surface Pro X in app benchmark: Apple's Intel-powered MacBook Air has finished last behind both the Samsung Galaxy Book S and the Microsoft Surface Pro X in the PC March application benchmark. The test is meant to give users an insight into the real-world performance of a device when running Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Edge browsers."  NotebookCheck 8:55 AM
  • "How to See All Your Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on macOS" How-To Geek 8:48 PM
  • "Logic Pros: Mastering the Plug-In Manager to create custom FX libraries, more" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "How to Enable iCloud Music Library on Mac & Windows PC" OS X Daily 9:58 AM
  • "Dropbox and iCloud Drive: How each service approaches cloud storage/The two services each take a different tack to reducing storage on a local drive." Macworld 2/21
  • "How to enable cookies in a Microsoft Edge browser on your PC or Mac computer" Business Insider 2/21
  • "How to measure the distance between locations in Apple Maps" iDownload Blog 2/21
  • "10 Ways To Make Your Email Signature More Interesting" MacMost 2/21
  • "Bring back your Mac's startup chime with this simple terminal command" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "Locations of Media Files in MacOS 10.15 Catalina" Daring Fireball 7:16 PM
  • "Try these six awesome Google Chrome extensions today: Of the many thousands of Google Chrome extensions out there, these are my absolute all-time favorites." ZDNet 10:46 AM
  • "Comment: My essential Mac apps for 2020 include Fantastical, AirBuddy, and more" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "J.P. Devine: The new Apple watch reminds JP of his long history with watches/Wearing his new Apple watch, J.P. Devine is like a 9-year-old who has found a new toy and wishing he could go back in time." Central Maine Sunday 10:15 AM
  • "Huawei is downplaying coronavirus impact on its smartphone sales, but experts say it will suffer more than Apple" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "'Find my' app helps bust sex trafficker & more in the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "A journey into the Valley of Fire — Shot on iPhone" YouTube 2/22
  • "Streisand effect drives book Apple tried to ban to no. 1 on Amazon" Cult of Mac 2/21
  • "New Apple book hits #2 on German bestseller list following attempted ban" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "Apple chipmaker sends 800 workers home due to coronavirus fears" Cult of Mac 2/21
  • "Apple Maps Expands 3D Street View Feature to Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C." MacRumors 2/21
  • "Apple gets restraining order against man stalking Tim Cook, hearing to follow" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "Californian man served with restraining order for allegedly 'stalking' Apple CEO Tim Cook" The Register 2/21
  • "Apple Gets Restraining Order Against Indian-origin Man For Stalking Tim Cook - TechShout" TechShout 2/21
  • "Challo pushes enterprise collaboration across company walls: A new enterprise collaboration system for iOS means companies can work together better—and more securely—than before." Computerworld 2/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Bans Nearly 600 Android Apps, Cites 'Disruptive Ads'" PC Magazine 8:46 PM
  • "Think Your WhatsApp Chat Is Private? A Quick Google Search Says Guess Again" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip factory reportedly closes due to coronavirus infection" CNET 1:07 PM
  • "AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria: It could wipe out resistant bacteria strains." Engadget 2/22
  • "Japan Rolls Out 10Gbps Internet Speeds For Just $55 A Month" HotHardware 2/22
  • "Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for, according to experts" Business Insider 2/22
  • "Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos: Now that they're everywhere, is it time for Vine to make a comeback? The founder of Byte hopes so." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
  • "Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea" Reuters 2/22
  • "Don't worry, Alexa and friends only record you up to 19 times a day: Have you ever wondered how often your smart speaker accidentally activates itself? A study from Northeastern University tried to find oiut." ZDNet 2/22
  • "Companies are stealing influencers' faces: And there's not much they can do about it." Ars Technica 2/22
  • "#524: Photographing the Stars, with Andrew Burwell/The stars and planets are within sight, given the right hardware and software. Andrew Burwell has been honing his astrophotography skills, using Apple products to produce some amazing images of our universe." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 6:03 PM
  • "iMore Show 693: Oprah or AirPods? The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 6:02 PM
  • "MacVoices #20088: Briefing – The myCharge Hub Turbo" MacVoices 2/21
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Fold phones, fingernails and Amazing Stories" The Loop 2/21
  • "Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-21" The Mac Observer 2/21
  • "New iPads Pros, new AirPods and AirTags are incoming! We discuss, on The CultCastCult of Mac 2/21
  • "277: Obligatory Cyberdog Reference" The Rebound 2/21
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 265: Apple Music updates, iPhone 9 rumors, iOS 14 default apps" 9to5Mac 2/21
  • "My Last Conversation with Larry Tesler" TidBITS 2/21
  • "iPad for Work, Apple's Coronavirus issues, and Apple TV+ on AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/21
  • "New AirPods Coming Soon, But Not What You're Expecting, Report Says" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Now Microsoft Wants To Secure Your iPhone" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands" 9to5Mac 2/22
  • "New Apple TV, iPod Touch appears in Target inventory systems" AppleInsider 2/22
  • "Apple TV Gen X, Apple iPod Touch X Generation, and Apple Watch Series X Bands Also Listed in Target Inventory" MacRumors 2/22
  • "$399 'Apple AirPods (X Generation)' Show Up in Target Inventory List" MacRumors 2/22
  • "The iPhone 9 has an ETA: Apple is rumored to announce a smaller, cheaper iPhone 9 at an event on March 31, but it may arrive in stores later than expected."  CNET 2/22
  • "Everything we know so far about Apple's Tile-like 'AirTag' item trackers"  9to5Mac 2/22
  • "Apple's Amazing New iPhone And Watch Feature Just Got Even Cooler" Forbes 2/22
  • "Upcoming HomeKit Secure Router feature may be a major pain in the @$$" iMore 2/22
  • "My Powerbeats 3 Won't Turn On, Fix" macReports 8:50 AM
  • "Apple support document details HomeKit router features, complicated setup process" 9to5Mac 2/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/21
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/21
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/21

  • "iPhone 12 vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra: Can Apple beat Samsung's cameras?" Tom's Guide 10:15 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review: Better sound and battery, but these are no AirPods Pro" Mashable 2/22
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus/These earbuds may look identical to their predecessors, but they've got new tech where it counts." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
  • "Mesh? More like mehNetgear's newest mesh router supports Wi-Fi 6 speeds at the most affordable price yet: but don't rush out to buy it before reading this." CNET 2/22
  • "2019 Mac Pro 12-Core versus various older Pro Macs" Bare Feats 2/21
  • "Galaxy Buds+ review: Samsung finally has a worthy AirPods alternative" Engadget 2/21
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic launches worthy AirPods Pro competitor at a steep price" Mashable 2/21
  • "Review: Twelve South Curve SE is a minimalist Mac stand" AppleInsider 2/21
iOS Apps
  • "Adobe Fresco for iPad Pro review: An intuitive drawing and painting app that produces real-to-life effects/If that wasn't enough, it's also free to use." iMore 2/22
  • "How to clean AirPods and the AirPods Charging Case" AppleInsider 10:46 AM
  • "How to Download Apple TV+ Shows on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 2/22
  • "How to get Cydia running alongside Sileo on checkra1n" iDownload Blog 2/22
  • "How to get Siri to automatically read your incoming messages aloud" Digital Trends 2/22
  • "How to replace Apple's Music app with something better" Cult of Mac 2/22
  • "Video: two amazing ways to use your iPad with a computer or as a desktop workstation" iDownload Blog 2/21
  • "How to View Apple Music Listening History on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 2/21
  • "How to set up content restrictions on your Apple TV" iDownload Blog 2/21
  • "How to ask Siri silently (the tip that no one knows)" Apple Must 2:17 PM
  • "AirPods Pro: Quick tips and tricks to get the most from your $250 earbuds" ZDNet 2/22
  • "Apple AirPods Pro As 'Spy' Tool: Live Listen Vs Transparency Mode" Forbes 8:48 PM
  • "Apple tried to ban an insider's book about the company – now it's a bestseller" BGR 1:31 PM
  • "From the Editor's Desk: Rumors and more rumors, oh my!" iMore 1:07 PM
  • "Years before Apple owned, a protestor did: The rights group never anticipated the rise of mobile." Reclaim The Net 10:17 AM
  • "He was wearing AirPods and shouting. Then a woman complained: There I was, just trying to work out at the gym. Suddenly, yet another AirPod controversy. This one beggared belief."  ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Bashing Is A Sport (Covered: 13-Inch MacBook Pro, 16-Inch MacBook Pro)" Forbes 2/22
  • "The MacBook Pro's Biggest Failure" Forbes 2/22
  • "What the iPhone 12 should steal from the Galaxy S20" iMore 2/22
  • "iPhone is getting 'CarKeys' but what about 'HouseKeys'?" iMore 2/22
  • "Gurman: Apple Is Considering Allowing Third-Party Default Apps and, Seemingly, an SDK for HomePod" Daring Fireball 2/22
  • "Jake O'Kane: so why can't I stop buying their products? I'm trapped in what's called the 'Apple ecosystem'. Possibly the most brilliant of all Steve Jobs's ideas, it turns customers into slaves, forced to purchase expensive and under-performing Apple products" The Irish News 2/21
  • "Fun With Charts: Mobile prices and performance" Six Colors 2/21
  • "Apple Could Release an 'All-Glass iPhone' With a Mi MIX Alpha-Like Wrap-Around Display, Suggests New Patent" WCCFTech 2/21
  • "I canceled my Apple Arcade subscription after less than a month — here's why I wouldn't recommend the service for everyone" Business Insider 2/21
  • "Predicting the Unpredictable: Forecasting in the Wake of Coronavirus" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/21
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra almost makes me want to ditch my iPhone 11" BGR 2/21
  • "I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump" The Next Web 2/21
  • "Welcome to the Streaming Wars: They're worse than the cable wars, and they're just getting started." ["Tech companies are now entertainment companies, too—think about YouTube Red, Amazon Originals, Facebook Watch, Apple TV+."] Slate 2/21
  • "7 Ways Wearables Are Improving Sleep and Even Saving Lives" Apple Gazette 2/21
  • "What we could see in iOS 14: What Apple might have in store for the next major update to its mobile OS." Macworld 2/21
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: The weird and wonderful foldable" Android Central 10:48 AM
  • "I hacked SlickWraps. This is how." Medium 2/21
  • "Coronavirus/gaming: distractions, transactions" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Slickwraps has been hacked, customer data is compromised (Update: Email notifications)" Android Police 2/22
  • "Enhanced Edition of Hit Throwback RPG 'Ara Fell' Launching on Mobile March 26th" Touch Arcade 2/21
  • "Diatrus to release a Cydia fork for checkra1n & unc0ver that works with Sileo" iDownload Blog 2/21
  • "Fantastic Digging Roguelike 'Doug Dug' Updated with Full Screen Support" Touch Arcade 2/21
  • "YouTube Music Readies Free Upload Feature, Google Play Music Migration Service Coming" MacRumors 2/21
  • "Arlo Pro 3 home security cameras now support Apple's HomeKit" The Verge 2/21
  • "Make Your AirPods Case Look Like a Game Boy With This New Cover" MacRumors 2/21
  • "Ontrack Launches Mobile Device Password Unlocking Service: Ground-breaking new service unlocks mobile devices for corporate and consumer customers" Business Wire 2/21
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP preview arrives for Linux distros — iOS and Android versions to follow" BetaNews 2/21
  • "Ex-Apple exec to lead Square competitor" Apple Must 2/21
Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella to decode future of technology in India" Live Mint 8:57 AM
  • "Here are the 11 companies that experts think Microsoft could try to acquire in 2020, including Salesforce, Twilio, and Workday" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Here are the most important execs at Microsoft under Satya Nadella" CNBC 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes It Harder To Use Windows 10 Local Offline Accounts To The Ire Of Many" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Intel collaborate with QuTech to outline new quantum control chip" KitGuru 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S desktop processors spotted for sale" KitGuru 8:54 AM
  • "Questionable NVIDIA Ampere Rumors Point To Huge GA104 GPU, 3840 CUDA Cores, 16GB Memory" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Why India is the newest hotbed for tech experimentation" Digital Trends 9:53 AM
  • "No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France" Reuters 1:48 PM
  • "The Rebirth of Windows: Killing the IBM PC Model" ITBusinessEdge 2/22
  • "AI and edge computing replaces the Pilgrims in the new Mayflower: IBM's AI and edge computing technologies are going to guide a crewless boat to chart the same route the Pilgrims did 400 years ago." Telecoms 2/22
  • "Third time's a charm, maybe: Bankers suing Oracle over claims of exaggerated cloud sales have another go at convincing skeptical judge" The Register 2/22
  • "IBM Stock Is an Underappreciated Tech Play" InvestorPlace 2/22
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaves nearest Intel rival far in the distance as it tops PassMark's CPU Mark chart" NotebookCheck 2/22
  • "A Few More Linux Kernel Patches Floated This Week For AMD Family 19h (Zen 3)" Phoronix 2/22
  • "This AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Deal Hits Low $99 To Power Your Budget Gaming Rig" HotHardware 2/22
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S 10th Gen F-series processor specs revealed" KitGuru 2/22
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S CPU's Get Listed by Online Retailer" eTeknix 2/22
  • "Verizon bails on RSA: How the coronavirus is disrupting tech conferences worldwide" TechRepublic 2/22
  • "Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost" Reuters 2/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Apple" Investopedia 9:58 AM
  • "Berkshire's Performance vs. the S&P 500" [13-page PDF, Apple investment data on pages 4, and 9; company owns 5.7% of AAPL] Berkshire Hathaway 2/22
  • "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent a record $2.2 billion on its own stock at the end of 2019" Business Insider 2/22
  • "Evercore: Apple revenue postponed, not lost" Apple 3.0 2/22
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks slump, ending two week win streak, led by tech sector as coronavirus worries ratchet higher: Coca-Cola says it will be hit by coronavirus but still says it will reach its full-year guidance" MarketWatch 2/21
  • "Dow Ends Below 29,000; Stocks Close Sharply Lower on Coronavirus Worries: Wall Street ends sharply lower Friday after the number of coronavirus cases inside and outside China rises." TheStreet 2/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Hit Hard For Second Straight Session; Dow Jones Leader Closes In On Key Support Level" Investor's Business Daily 2/21
  • "Stocks slide posting weekly losses: Investors head into the weekend with lighter equity exposure" FOXBusiness 2/21
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Drop on Worries About Coronavirus: Losses across sectors are broad; gold and government bonds rise" [Paid Membership Required] 2/21
  • "Asian markets retreat amid worries of coronavirus' spread outside China: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Kospi pull back as South Korean cases spike" Associated Press 2/21
  • "European stocks drift lower as virus spread offsets data showing better economy" MarketWatch 2/21

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