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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Chinese tariffs could cost you $1,000/year, but Apple helping out for now" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "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 9/1
  • "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 9/1
  • "Why Your Fancy iPhone Drives The Future Of Mobile Silicon--And Google's Hyped Up Pixel Visual Core Doesn't"  Roughly Drafted 9/1
OS X
News
  • "Upcoming Firefox update will decrease power usage on macOS by up to three times: Two years after Firefox Quantum's release, Mozilla devs said they fixed Firefox's battery-draining problem." ZDNet 6:36 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to open items in the enclosing folder directly from a Spotlight search in macOS: There's a keyboard shortcut and a few other hidden tricks." Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How to Rotate Images in MacOS from Finder the Fast Way" OS X Daily 12:45 PM
  • "How to rotate, turn and flip video in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "How to lock and unlock tracks in GarageBand on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "How to radically customize your Mac's display" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Making lists with jot and seq" Dr. Drang 10:40 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Two brilliant Mac features that will never come to iPad" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Significant iOS Vulnerabilities Used Against Uyghur Muslims in China"  TidBITS 3:49 PM
  • "China may have used a recent massive iPhone hack to target Uighur Muslims" Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone security exploit allegedly used to target Uyghur Muslims" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Viral Chinese deepfake app Zao lets people superimpose their faces onto celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and it is terrifyingly convincing: An app called Zao was the most-downloaded app in China's iOS store over the weekend, and it lets users convincingly superimpose their faces onto celebrities, creating so-called 'deepfakes.'" Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Another convincing deepfake app goes viral prompting immediate privacy backlash" The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "Toy Story poster signed by Steve Jobs sells for $31,000: Jobs was the film's executive producer." CNET 8:39 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "US watchdog investigates after cellphones tested for radiofrequency radiation" Stuff: New Zealand 8:54 PM
  • "Europe should ignore 'treacherous promises' of Facebook's Libra currency: ECB's Mersch/Facebook announced Libra — a new digital coin backed by four official currencies and available to billions of social network users around the world — earlier this year" Reuters 7:07 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 will get some of the best Apple Watch features next year" BGR 5:22 PM
  • "FTC to fine Google up to $200 million over kids' privacy problems on YouTube" Android Police 3:42 PM
  • "Facebook is thinking about hiding like counts, too" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "Huawei Watch GT 2 leaks in press images w/ modest upgrades, slimmer design" 9to5Google 10:10 AM
  • "Chinese face-swapping app goes viral, sparks privacy concerns" Reuters 7:26 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 02, 2019 – Apple Watch repair program, Apple's item tracker" 9to5Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Swipe Right... In the Stopwatch App – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 777" The Mac Observer 7:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Watch 'Schooltime' mode, new geographic complications discovered in iOS 13 beta: Further spelunking into a beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 13 reveals what appears to be a new Apple Watch operating mode designed to keep students on task in the classroom, as well as a number of new watch face complications." AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed: sleep quality, battery management, more" 9to5Mac 12:40 PM
  • "iOS 13 Code Suggests Apple Testing AR Headset With 'StarBoard' Mode, 'Garta' Codename, and More"  MacRumors 7:43 AM
  • "iOS 13 hints Apple is working on AR glasses with a 'StarBoard' mode" iDownload Blog 10:09 AM
  • "iOS 13 code hints Apple may be testing an AR headset" Engadget 3:28 PM
  • "Apple supply chain makers begin to worry as new products set to launch" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:02 AM
  • "China's Sunny Optical in final stages for supplying Samsung" ["US-based Apple also plans to adopt the ToF module for the first time in its tablet, the iPad Pro, early next year. The ToF function will be available for the iPhones beginning in the latter half of next year."] TheElec: Korea 11:37 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How to check if your Apple Watch is eligible for a free screen replacement" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Watch repair program acknowledges screen cracking flaw" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Apple announces repair program for cracked Apple Watch screens" The Verge 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12:38 PM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Air Retina Has A Design Flaw Triggered By Google Chrome: Long-Term Review" Forbes 3:28 PM
  • "MacBook Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Which Ultraportable is Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "Adonit Note review: A imperfect Apple Pencil alternative that looks like a real pen/The Adonit Note is an iPad stylus that nails weight, balance, and looks. But let's talk about that power button." Macworld 7:47 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Open Multiple Apps in Slide Over on iPad" iPhone Hacks 12:38 PM
  • "How to take better photos with the iPhone" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "How to Save Yourself From Notification Overload: You get too many rings and blips and squawks on your smartphone. Here's how to shut them up." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:43 AM
  • "How to Share Audio to Multiple AirPods from iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:28 AM
Tips
  • "Getting Poor Reception on Your iPhone? Try This Simple Trick" iDrop News 3:49 PM
  • "Apple, Dell and other laptops for video editing that'll make your job easier" Times of India 8:41 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Event — Here's What to Expect?" WCCFTech 6:58 PM
  • "Apple may bring sleep tracking with the next Apple Watch" iMore 6:58 PM
  • "Apple Watch might soon get built-in sleep tracking" TechSpot 6:58 PM
  • "How Google's Project Zero ended up attacking all iPhone users: When does a team dedicated to ferreting out bugs, exploits, and vulnerabilities turn into its own form of malware attack? For Google's Project Zero, the answer just may have been this week." iMore 4:48 PM
  • "The Mouse and the Labyrinth: there was a lonely member of Apple's feared Human Interface Group (HIG) who somehow got lost." Rixstep 3:50 PM
  • "Sources Say China Used iPhone Hacks to Target Uyghur Muslims" Daring Fireball 3:46 PM
  • "Why is Apple developing code for AR glasses? It sure looks like development is further along than people thought..." Computerworld 11:38 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple has a huge opportunity with its rumored Bluetooth trackers" AppleInsider 10:39 AM
  • "Hey, Apple – The Activity App Needs Rest Days Like Right Now" gedblog 8:51 AM
  • "Why this is the best time to sell your old iPhone ahead of Apple's launch this month" Telegraph 7:57 AM
  • "What To Expect From Apple's Special Event" MacMost 1:02 PM
  • "What to expect from the 2019 iPad Pro refresh" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
  • "A look in Apple's rear-view mirror" Apple Must 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 – What Would A 30-Year Old Steve Jobs Do?" Forbes 3:42 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Vs. Google's Pixel 4: Key Comparisons" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Why the iPhone 11 won't have 5G (and the iPhone 12 might not either): Testing the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G told me a lot about the Apple's strategy." Macworld 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "I refuse to buy another flagship without a 90Hz or faster refresh rate" Android Central 12:46 PM
  • "8 things I'd like to see in the OnePlus 7T Pro" Android Police 12:40 PM
  • "How Google Calendar is breaking hearts" Mashable 10:40 AM
  • "Governments Shut Down the Internet to Stifle Critics. Citizens Pay the PriceAn internet cafe in Harare, Zimbabwe, in January. The government recently shut down the internet in a crackdown on opposition demonstrations." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Move Over Apple Card Skins, You Can Now Buy Apple Card Cases" UberGizmo 8:15 PM
  • "Steve Bayes Joins FCP.co and Previews IBC 2019" fcp.co 4:02 PM
  • "Side-Scrolling Snowboarding Game 'Stomped' Arriving this Week" Touch Arcade 3:50 PM
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fortnite', 'Terraria', 'Lineage 2: Revolution', 'Brawl Stars', and More" Touch Arcade 10:10 AM
  • "Yep, wood or metal Apple Card cases for up to $900 really are a thing now..." 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple and Burberry develop 'R Message' chat tool for personalized shopping" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "You can now waste $139 on a wooden case for your precious Apple Card" The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 2: Macs in Business, Freeing Up Space, and GarageBand" The MUG Center 7:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Wintel developing standards for dual-screen notebooks, paving way for foldable-screen models: Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks and are looking to extend the concept to cover foldable-screen notebooks, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply chain." DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel reportedly setting standards for folding screen laptops" MSPoweruser 8:46 AM
  • "Intel Launches Integer 'Retro' Scaling For Ice Lake Gen11 GPUs, Get The Driver Here" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Intel's LGA4189-4 and LGA4189-5 for Cooper Lake & Ice Lake CPUs Now Available" AnandTech 10:09 AM
  • "Why Ingram Micro Is Getting Behind Microsoft HoloLens 2" CRN 8:46 AM
  • "History of Microsoft: Timeline and Facts/Facebook didn't invent the debate over technology. No, that started back in 1994 with a little company called Microsoft." TheStreet 7:54 AM
  • "Flash is being phased out of Microsoft Edge" TechRadar UK 3:51 PM
  • "AMD Is Now Selling More GPUs Than Nvidia" Fossbytes 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPU Survey Suggests Many Chips Are Not Reaching Top Boost Speeds" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Less than 6% of AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPUs capable of advertised 4.6GHz boost" PCGamesN 8:20 AM
  • "AMD continues to dominate with its Ryzen 5 3600 close to equalling Intel's entire CPU sales" TechRadar UK 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Graphics Cards Take Away Major AIB Market Share From NVIDIA GeForce In Q2 2019 – 10% Share Gain In A Single Quarter" WCCFTech 8:23 AM
  • "Antonio Neri and Hewlett Packard Enterprise's cultural revolution/Exclusive: Neri tells Ars about the leap HPE is making—and why not everyone will make it." Ars Technica 7:54 AM
  • "Cisco releases guides for incident responders handling hacked Cisco gear: Forensic investigation guides available for Cisco ASA, IOS, IOS XE, and FTD gear." ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Cisco targets 25 SMBs a day in India to go digital: With India being home to over 63 million small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), networking giant Cisco has set the target of having conversations with 25 SMBs everyday in a bid to help them go digital, a top company executive has said." The Economic Times 8:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures weaken as tariffs go into effect: U.S. stock exchanges closed for Labor Day" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures Pare Losses; Beijing Vows To Support Growth After Trump Tariffs Escalate China Trade War" Investor's Business Daily 8:48 AM
  • "US-China tariffs hit: How global stocks are responding" FOXBusiness 8:48 AM
  • "Global Stocks Rise on Manufacturing Data: Data shows modest uptick in Europe's manufacturing sector; economic growth concerns remain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:48 AM
  • "European stocks nudge higher despite fresh U.S.-China tariffs coming into force" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

 
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