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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Tariffs have begun on imports of HomePods, AirPods and desktop Macs: The US Trade Representative has implemented President Trump's planned 30% tariff on goods, including Apple products such as Macs and audio devices, that are imported from China." AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Trump's 15 percent tariff on Chinese goods kicks in: And China retaliates with its own tariffs on US goods, as the trade war ratchets up." CNET 2:47 PM
  • "Why Your Fancy iPhone Drives The Future Of Mobile Silicon--And Google's Hyped Up Pixel Visual Core Doesn't"  Roughly Drafted 8:14 AM
  • "China believed to have used iPhone exploits to track Uyghur Muslims" AppleInsider 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Watch, AirPods, and more will officially be hit with 15% tariffs starting Sunday"  9to5Mac 8/31
  • "Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "Judge rules against forcing suspects to unlock phones with Touch ID or Face ID: US Magistrate Judge Virginia Demarchi is the latest to rule against forced use of biometrics by law enforcement, saying such systems come under the protection of the Fifth Amendment." AppleInsider 8/31
  • "Researchers detail the most dangerous piece of iOS malware we've ever seen" BGR 8/31
  • "The biggest threat to Apple's new iPhones: consumer malaise/From people's fondness for their current smartphones to economic gloom, Apple will have to fight several negative trends this holiday season."  Fast Company 8/31
  • "Apple's Planned iPhone Unveiling Overshadows Other Big News" Fortune 8/31
  • "Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims"  TechCrunch 8/31
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Logic Pros: Customizing your Logic Pro X tools — lightning fast switches, more" 9to5Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac review: Metal support brings improved graphics performance Review" ZDNet 8/30
  • "Apple ID: How to change your email address/If you're about to leave a job or abandon an address, make changes first." Macworld 8/30
  • "That Option Key: These are two 'File' menus from Apple's Preview.app for Mojave. The one on the left is the standard menu. The one on the right is what you get when you hold down an option (⌥) key." Rixstep 8/30
  • "How to Disable Location Based Apple Ads on Mac" OS X Daily 8/30
  • "Search Your Photo Library For Objects" MacMost 8/30
  • "How to sign up for a free Apple Developer account" AddictiveTips 8/30
Op/Ed
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Burberry and Apple want to improve customer-client relations" Vogue Business 6:35 PM
  • "Airlines Are Banning MacBooks in Checked Luggage Regardless of Recall Status" Gizmodo UK 8/31
  • "Apple Rennweg opens to replace Bahnhofstrasse store in Zurich" 9to5Mac 8/31
  • "Army of Women Earning $4 a Day Could Be Behind Your Next iPhone: The world's largest contract manufacturer, Foxconn, is seeking to reduce its reliance on China as Trump's trade war drags on."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/30
  • "Mobile payments have barely caught on in the US, despite the rise of smartphones" CNBC 8/30
  • "U.S. is still lagging behind other countries on mobile payments" Cult of Mac 8/30
  • "Florida IPhone 4 Users Dial Apple Into FaceTime Suit" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8/30
  • "Apple Will Finally Sell iPhone Parts to Repair Shops But Not to You: Apple's new program is progress, but it's still not any easier to fix your own phone." Vice 8/30
  • "Apple is making it easier to get your iPhone fixed at more places" CNN 8/30
  • "Apple Changes Course, Gives Independent Shops Parts for Fixing iPhones" Slate 8/30
  • "What Google, Amazon, and Apple were doing 20 years ago" Mashable 8/30
  • "iPhone 11 Lineup Tipped to Have Familiar Rollout: September 13 Pre-Orders, September 20 Launch" MacRumors 8/30
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch Tim Cook's iPhone 11 keynote live" Telegraph 8/30
  • "Pixar poster signed by Steve Jobs sells for $31,250 at auction" AppleInsider 8/30
Non-Apple News
  • "Google planning big changes to the way Chrome tabs work, but you might not notice: The change is either going to annoy you in a big way, or you won't notice." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Samsung's first mid-tier 5G phone emerges in leak: The Galaxy A90 5G could offer next-gen wireless without a huge price tag." Engadget 8/31
  • "Watching Apocalypse Now Final Cut in Sony 4K Laser: The LOUDEST movie ever made gets a new cut and a new, cutting-edge format." Ars Technica 8/31
  • "8K Association lays out 'key performance attributes' for 8K TVs: What to expect when you're expecting an upgrade." Engadget 8/31
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account has been hacked" The Verge 8/30
  • "Twitter CEO's hacked account sends racist tweets" Reuters 8/30
  • "For Foxit's sake: PDF editor biz breached, users' passwords among stolen data" The Register 8/30
  • "Inside the media industry's struggle to take on Silicon Valley: U.S. news companies are using a playbook from Europe to challenge the online platforms they see as an existential threat." Politico 8/30
  • "Google's progress w/ RCS 'hasn't been sufficient' as rollout prepares to ramp up" 9to5Google 8/30
  • "Hurricane Dorian: Get your tech ready for the coming storm" ZDNet 8/30
  • "Virtual afterlife: 'Hey, Google! Let me talk to my departed father.'" Washington Post 8/30
  • "Sony celebrates 40 years of Walkman in Tokyo" The Verge 8/30
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show: 'Freakishly Snappy', With Special Guest Brent Simmons" Daring Fireball 5:21 PM
  • "iMore show 671: Dry and Dead/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 8/31
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple event and Siri privacy" The Loop 8/30
  • "iPhone Hacks, Python, Particle Debris – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-30" The Mac Observer 8/30
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 30, 2019 – iPhone 11 design tweaks, more" 9to5Mac 8/30
  • "Confirmed! Catch our Sept. 10th event hardware predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8/30
  • "'By Innovation Only' new iPhone event, Apple saves Amazon, Frazier Spiers on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8/30
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Why It's So Hard to Unlink Yourself From Facebook" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/30
Hardware/Software
  • "Exclusive: Apple's Tile Competitor Will Include 'Items' Tab in iOS 13"s Find My App and Much More"  MacRumors 8/30
  • "Apple's wireless Tile-like tracking technology exposed in iOS 13 build" AppleInsider 8/30
  • "Cases show iPhone 11 design, including new position of Apple logo" 9to5Mac 8/30
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: The health-boosting features we are hoping for/From native sleep tracking to fully customizable goals, if it were up to us the next Apple Watch would sport these healthy innovations." CNET 8/30
  • "Apple Launches Screen Replacement Program for Aluminum Series 2 and Series 3 Apple Watch Models" MacRumors 8/30
  • "Apple to replace cracked screens on select aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3 models" AppleInsider 8/30
  • "Did your aluminum Apple Watch mysteriously crack itself? Apple might replace the screen for free" TechCrunch 8/30
  • "Apple Warns of Cracked Watch Screens and Offers Free Fixes" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/30
  • "Apple will replace some cracked Watch Series 2 and 3 screens for free" Engadget 8/30
  • "Expert jeweler transforms regular AirPods into 18K gold luxury versions" Cult of Mac 8/30
  • "Apple Seeks Trademark 'Power for Impact' that covers Energy, Power Generation and Funding Research Related to Energy" Patently Apple 8/30
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Announces Screen Replacement Program for Aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 & Series 3 Models" MacTrast 2:45 PM
  • "Apple Launches Watch Screen Replacement Program" Thurrott 8/31
  • "Apple launches a free screen replacement program for the Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 3" Neowin 8/31
  • "Apple Offers Free Fixes for Cracked Apple Watches" CDR Info 8/31
  • "Apple Classifies Early 2013 21.5-inch iMac as Obsolete" MacRumors 8/31
  • "'Why won't my Apple Watch turn on?': How to fix an Apple Watch that won't turn on or respond" Business Insider 8/30
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/30
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/30
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/30

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus Vs iPhone XS Max: Performance, Camera & Design" WCCFTech 7:46 PM
  • "Best portable chargers and power banks for iPhone: Looking for a pocket-size power bank for charging your iPhone on the go? Here are some top picks." CNET 3:58 PM
  • "Review: Apple Card is more of an experience than a reward generator/Apple Card isn't a traditional Apple product. It isn't a shiny new standalone electronic device that we can put through its paces. Instead, it's an amalgamation of tech, software, and financial services." AppleInsider 12:50 PM
  • "OtterBox OtterSpot Wireless Charging System review: Stackable and portable/No matter what your charging needs, OtterSpot has you covered." iMore 8/31
  • "Review: Yubico 5Ci is the iPhone's First Security Key" The Mac Observer 8/30
  • "Review: G-Drive ArmorATD is a rugged drive with some style" AppleInsider 8/30
iOS Apps
  • "Five essential apps for freelancers and self-employed people" Yahoo Finance UK 8:15 AM
  • "Comparative review: Which is the best iPhone camera app for night shots?" 9to5Mac 8/30
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 13: How to connect a PlayStation controller or Xbox game controller to your iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "How to use a GIF for your Google profile picture" AddictiveTips 8/30
  • "How to downgrade iPhone and iPad from the iOS 13.1 beta" 9to5Mac 8/30
  • "How to change the keyboard on your iPad to a different language or alternate layout" Business Insider 8/30
  • "How to protect yourself against the latest big iPhone security scare" Apple Must 8/30
  • "How to activate your titanium Apple Card" iMore 8/30
Tips
  • "The best ways to sell or trade in your old iPhone in 2019: When, where and how to get the most cash for your used iPhone." CNET 5:18 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about HomeKit hubs: Control your HomeKit accessories outside of your home with a HomeKit hub." iMore 10:55 AM
  • "Making the change from iPhone to Android as easy as possible: Moving your stuff from your iPhone to an Android phone doesn't have to be exceptionally laborious. Here's how you can make that transition smoothly." CNET 8/31
  • "Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier/Cost, phone, speed and coverage. 5G is the new Wild West." CNET 8/31
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Information hidden in app reveals how much Apple will charge for Arcade" Retail News Asia 8:58 PM
  • "Right to repair — without it you don't really own it" Gadget Guy 8:56 PM
  • "This clue points to an imminent unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 5" phoneArena 6:35 PM
  • "iPhone 11 launch: Can Apple make slabs of glass and metal great again?" ZDNet 5:18 PM
  • "Five ways Android is much better than iOS: Yes, there are many ways in which Android is far superior to iOS."  ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "What To Expect From Apple September 10 iPhone Event" Redmond Pie 8:12 AM
  • "No free fix for my cracked Apple Watch" Apple 3.0 9:46 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Innovation Invitations; Mojave to Catalina; 30% Tariffs Begin; Minor Local Victory with USB-C Cables" eXtensions 9:03 AM
  • "Apple item trackers found in iOS 13: How will the Tile competitor work?" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion Users A Reason To Quit Their iPads, iPhones" Forbes 8/31
  • "HomeKit Explained: What makes HomeKit so special? So different than other smart home software? A lot!" iMore 8/31
  • "How Adobe InDesign took over publishing with Steve Jobs' help: Adobe's page layout software InDesign dominates publishing, but it got there despite starting off on August 31, 1999 against a once equally dominant rival —and we got Adobe to talk about the past and present of the long-time design application." AppleInsider 8/31
  • "New camera module forces Apple to make a change to the new iPhones that everyone will notice" phoneArena 8/31
  • "Apple still has work to do on privacy" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "This Korean Apple Ad Is Literally the Only Reason I Want AirPods" Gizmodo UK 8/31
  • "Less... Is More? Apple's Inconsistent Ellipsis Icons Inspire User Confusion" TidBITS 8/31
  • "iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors/Your cheat sheet for Apple's September event with the latest rumors about the next iPhone and Apple Watch." CNET 8/31
  • "More Inches Is Not What Photographers Need in a MacBook Pro" Fstoppers 8/31
  • "Does your high school student need a MacBook?" iMore 8/31
  • "Why iPhones in India are assembled by women (Video): Bloomberg took a tour of Foxconn's Sri City factory and this is what they saw." Apple 3.0 8/31
  • "Mass iPhone Hack Is Huge Wake-Up Call for Apple"  Tom's Guide 8/30
  • "That Apple Card may not be as private as you think"  Engadget 8/30
  • "Apple TV+ vs. Disney+: How much can Apple really charge?" iMore 8/30
  • "Comment: Apple probably now has a new approach to the iPhone lineup" 9to5Mac 8/30
  • "Apple's Big Event: What to Expect" Motley Fool 8/30
  • "Three big questions about Apple's September event: What will happen to Apple's current product lineup when the company introduces the new products?" Macworld 8/30
  • "A guide to Apple's September 10 iPhone 11 event" Computerworld 8/30
Non-Apple
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: The right size at the wrong price/Having the S Pen in a smaller handset is great, but it's not worth $950." Engadget 8/31
  • "Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch review: The best Wear OS smartwatch" Neowin 8/31
  • "It took Twitter longer to secure Jack Dorsey's account from hackers than it would for a nuclear missile to travel around the world — and that should terrify you" Business Insider 8/30
  • "Opinion: Facebook's brain computer interface will be the instrument of society's collapse" The Next Web 8/30
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Power Of The Pen And Much More" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Here's why Samsung's Note 10 Plus is such a boring upgrade" ZDNet 8/30
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "AirPods 2 Have Never Looked Lovelier: Apple Premieres Ad With Super-Cute Cases" Forbes 5:18 PM
  • "This incredible app lets you control your iPhone with your eyes" BGR 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's new ad shows fun and colorful customizations for the wireless charging AirPods case" phoneArena 8/31
  • "Carabiner gives your iPhone's Home screen a more unified user experience" iDownload Blog 8/31
  • "Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff Edition for Apple Watch: 3-piece aviator band offers style and quality" ZDNet 8/31
  • "...or you can always buy a $40 wood case for your Apple Card" TechCrunch 8/30
  • "'Stranger Things 3: The Game' arrives on iOS and Android" Engadget 8/30
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Dead Cells'" Touch Arcade 8/30
  • "'Simulacra 2' From the Creators Of 'Sara Is Missing' Is Coming to iOS, Android, and PC and It Will Be Playable At PAX West" Touch Arcade 8/30
  • "SEGA Just Announced 'Project Sekai' Which Is a New Hatsune Miku Game for iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8/30
  • "The 5 best new iOS games of August 2019" [Slideshow] Macworld 8/30
  • "Great Sound in Miniature: GN Hearing Introduces New Custom-crafted Hearing Aids" ["They can also stream sound directly to the hearing aids from an iPhone with no need for intermediate devices and the hearing aids are built for direct Android™ streaming, too.'"] Business Wire 8/30
Computer Industry
  • "The alluring fantasy of a Microsoft Android Phone" MSPoweruser 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Centaurus dual-screen PC might have a 360-degree hinge and magnetic closure" Neowin 8:03 AM
  • "U.S. awards $7.6 billion cloud contract to General Dynamics: Wins 10-year DEOS contract" Computerworld New Zealand 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Demos Touch-Optimized Desktop in Latest Windows 10 Insider Build" ExtremeTech 8/31
  • "Some Windows 10 users on 1903 are facing high CPU usage after latest cumulative updates" Neowin 8/31
  • "Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud: You won't need a local copy to start fresh." Engadget 8/31
  • "20 Major Gaming Mistakes Microsoft Hasn't Learned From" The Things 8/31
  • "Microsoft and the second SoftBank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "It's Been a While Since an HP Laptop Felt This Competitive" Brinkwire 8/31
  • "HP Envy 13t 2019 review: An Ultrabook with few compromises" TechRadar UK 8/31
  • "Lenovo rolls out new IdeaPad laptops, Chromebooks, budget Android tablets: After announcing new portables for business users earlier this week, the PC maker targets consumers with a range of new systems in anticipation of next week's IFA event." ZDNet 8/31
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Stocks This Week: Buy Citigroup And Apple" Forbes 8/31
  • "Sure, Apple Stock Is Pricey, but It's Still a Great Buy" InvestorPlace 8/30
  • "Will Apple's New Devices Boost Flagging iPhone Sales?" Zacks 8/30
Industry News
  • "Stocks end mostly higher to trim August decline as trade-war worries ebb: Dell shares rally on positive earnings surprise" MarketWatch 8/30
  • "Stocks rally as trade tensions continue to ease" FOXBusiness 8/30
  • "Stocks Break Losing Streak to End Volatile August: Quiet session sends S&P slightly higher after month of sharp moves" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/30
  • "Asian markets gain as latest trade-war fears subside: Stocks up in Tokyo, Hong Kong as China tamps down fears of tariff retaliation" MarketWatch 8/30

 
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