Thursday, January 03


Daily News Stuff 3 January 2019

Tech News

  • Apple Death Watch: Apple reported only $84 billion in sales for the first quarter of their 2019 fiscal year (whenever that is), short of their guidance of $89 to $93 billion.  (Six Colors)

    Apple stock actually halted trading temporarily.  (WCCFTech)

    Even given Apple's cash reserves, they can only withstand...  Wait, they still made how much profit?  Never mind.

    Tim Cook blames the trade war with China.  Customers blame the fact that the A$2389 iPhone XS Max lacks features found in a A$159 Android blue-light special.

    On the other hand, the iPhone XR, the cheapest of the new models, is selling very well in the US.  (ZDNet)

    On the third hand, the news that their cheapest model is selling well is less than ideal for Apple.  With unit shipments stagnating, they need to push up either pricing or margins (or better yet, both) to get any growth.  Or create a new product...

  • AMD's 2019 CPU lineup has leaked again.  (VideoCardz)

    Though frankly this looks like someone took the earlier leak and entered into their website database and that's now being treated as confirmation of the original leak.  Washington DC political analysis comes to the tech world.

  • Star Control: Origins is half price on Stardock.  Or if you prefer, you can pick up the Stardock Humble Bundle (GalCiv I, II, and III, Sins of a Solar Empire, Ashes of the Singularity, and Offworld Trading Company) and get a 33% discount coupon for Star Control: Origins on the Humble Store.

    Either way you get a Steam key.  Although the game is not currently listed for sale on Steam due to the DMCA nonsense, keys activate fine.

    Reviews are mixed, there is that DMCA nonsense going on, and I haven't played it yet myself, so please take this as a news item and not a personal recommendation.  I did buy it myself though.

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