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Apple/Macintosh
  • "How smartphones devastated the camera industry: One of the standout features in Apple's latest iPhone XS is the camera. Many reviewers agree that, hidden behind terms like Smart HDR and Neural Engine, the XS takes significantly better photos than its predecessors, with results edging ever closer to the quality once reserved to expensive interchangeable lens cameras."  World Economic Forum 8:15 AM
  • "Apple May Get Clues About Its Chances of Winning Tax Case of the Century"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's new Mac Pro to be made in Texas: As part of its commitment to US economic growth, Apple today confirmed that its newly redesigned Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas. This latest generation Mac Pro, which was unveiled at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June, will begin production soon at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013."  Apple 11:04 AM
  • "Apple will make the Mac Pro in Austin, avoiding some China tariffs" CNBC 11:28 AM
  • "Apple to make new Mac Pro in Austin after securing tariff waivers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Apple to assemble new Mac Pro in Texas" Axios 11:10 AM
  • "Apple will build Mac Pro in Texas using tariff-exempt components" VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "Apple to make new Mac Pro PCs in U.S. after some tariff exemptions" Reuters 11:26 AM
  • "Apple's New Mac Pro to Be Assembled in Texas After Tariff Waiver" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Tariff Exemptions for Apple: Will Mac Sales Increase?" Market Realist 8:22 AM
OS X
News
  • "MacOS Catalina Beta 9 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 6:29 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to show, add and edit musical notes in GarageBand" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "How to add a freeze frame effect in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jonathan Reeves Highlights New Features in Vectorworks 2020" Architosh 4:34 PM
  • "ArtOptimizer 3 for Adobe Illustrator Is Released for Public Beta Testers" prMac 7:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV+ Ads Ruled the Emmys. Here's What That Means for the Service's Strategy" Fortune 6:14 PM
  • "iOS 13 is apparently revealing credit card information to random strangers"  Neowin 12:25 PM
  • "Rising iPhone prices over the years? Yes and no, shows analyst." 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Bearish Apple analyst continues trend of bashing iPhone sales" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "Initial iPhone 11 sales beat market expectations in Taiwan" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
  • "Samsung outraces Apple to become top smartphone vendor in Taiwan in August" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps save motorcyclists life" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "From the iPad to selfies to fake meat, CNET looks back at an action-packed decade" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Oprah's Book Club starts a new chapter with Apple"  Apple 8:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New research centre receives AU$62m to study children's digital lives" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Amazon researchers say evolutionary approach improves the selection of AI models" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
  • "Yahoo redesigns its logo to remind you that Yahoo exists" The Verge 11:10 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G selling faster than any other 5G phone, analyst says" CNET 6:13 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold will finally go on sale in the U.S. on September 27" Android Central 11:27 AM
  • "Samsung: Your $2,000 Galaxy Fold's screen is so precious it needs 'extra care'" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google's next laptop is 'Pixelbook Go' w/ 13.3-inch 4K display" 9to5Google 6:27 PM
  • "Google Launches New $4.99 'Play Pass' Service on Android Devices to Compete with Apple Arcade" MacRumors 11:45 AM
  • "Google Play Pass launches with 350+ premium apps and games, initially for $1.99 per month" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash: Following Apple, Amazon, and others, Google will put in new safeguards against accidental voice assistant collection and transcription." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Google revamps privacy policy to give users more control over Assistant voice recordings" ZDNet 5:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Adapt, Episode 9: Shortcuts – What's New in iOS 13" MacStories 8:52 PM
  • "Meet Joshua Cohen, Apple University's resident philosopher (podcast)" Apple 3.0 6:25 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Confirms iOS 13 Location Privacy Bug Impacting Millions Of iPhone Users" ["...the bug is being fixed pretty quickly. It has already been reported to Apple, which should be fixing the issue along with other problems tomorrow (September 24), when it releases iOS 13.1."] Forbes 8:30 AM
  • "Durability Tests Suggest New iPhones Can Survive Some Drops, But Still Break From Major Falls" MacRumors 7:19 AM
  • "Apple chipmaker may start volume production of 5nm chips in March" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Nixed bilateral charging could have been iPhone 11 Pro exclusive" Cult of Mac 6:25 PM
  • "Apple seeds watchOS 6.1 beta 1 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:19 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone 11, iPhone XS owners: You can expect CPU speed throttling, says Apple" ZDNet 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone XS: Night mode and camera comparison/We test the iPhone 11 Pro and its trio of rear cameras against last year's iPhone 11." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Night Mode Showdown: iPhone 11 vs. Pixel 3 vs. Galaxy Note 10 vs. P30 Pro" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Review: Major Camera And Battery Improvement Over Previous Apple Phones" Forbes 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone 11 review - the iPhone Apple is trying to sell to everybody" AppleInsider 6:19 PM
  • "Better battery life, a fantastic camera system makes the iPhone Pro 11 Max a great smartphone" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and Apple Watch Series 5 Impressions: The Best of Iteration" MacStories 10:41 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max OLED Display Technology Shoot-Out"  DisplayMate 11:06 AM
  • "The quick Apple Watch Series 5 review: Always on, yet somewhat off" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 is a good (if not necessarily a must-have) upgrade" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "Hands on with the black Hermes Apple Watch Series 5" AppleInsider 11:45 AM
  • "Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 5" MacRumors 6:25 PM
  • "Formed Opinions on Apple Watch Series 5" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "SquareTrade iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Breakability" YouTube 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch Meyer Lemon Leather Loop Band Review" Kirkville 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro versus iPad Pro and MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 1:38 PM
iOS Apps
  • "EarthNight is an endless runner set on the back of a frikkin' dragon [Review] Cult of Mac 12:44 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to close all tabs in Safari on iOS" AddictiveTips 6:42 PM
  • "How to Use the New Camera Lenses on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max" MacRumors 6:13 PM
  • "Delete Texts & iMessages in Threads Faster with This Apple Messages Trick in iOS 13" Gadget Hacks 6:12 PM
  • "How to use burst mode with iPhone 11 and 11 Pro cameras" 9to5Mac 6:12 PM
  • "How to connect a wireless Apple keyboard to your iPad and use it to type in any app" Business Insider 4:35 PM
  • "New Video Adjustment Tools In iOS 13 and iPadOS" MacMost 2:00 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone upgrade program: How does it work?" Digital Trends 11:05 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPad Pro Running iOS 12.4 Using unc0ver Jailbreak" iPhone Hacks 11:01 AM
  • "How to search for a word or phrase in Google Docs on your computer or mobile device" Business Insider 10:41 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Teardown"  iFixit 8:33 AM
  • "How to turn off the Always On Display on Apple Watch Series 5" TrustedReviews 8:15 AM
  • "Where to find app updates in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: They're not gone, but they're nested more deeply." Macworld 7:25 AM
  • "iOS 13 puts your iPhone's Reminders app on steroids: You can even create a reminder that's triggered the next time you talk to a contact. It's crazy." CNET 7:09 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 13 Censors Curse Words: Here's How to Fix That" Tom's Guide 6:13 PM
  • "What Is 'Sign in with Apple' and Should I Use It?" The Wirecutter 6:13 PM
  • "iOS 13 allows you to mute email threads in the Mail app on your iPhone — here's how to do it" Business Insider 12:03 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Bad News for iPhone 11: Upgraders Holding Out for This Feature" Tom's Guide 6:12 PM
  • "Opinion: Hey, 2019 – Apple isn't finished with you yet" Apple Must 2:00 PM
  • "Phil Schiller Teases Tim Cook in New York Yankees Cap Then Deletes Tweet" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook thanks the administration as Mac Pro to be made in the U.S.A." Apple Must 12:25 PM
  • "Talking to my iPhone 11 Pro" Om Malik 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Finally Gets Face Unlock Right: iPhone 11 And iOS 13" Forbes 11:10 AM
  • "Night Mode isn't miraculous, but it's really impressive" 9to5Mac 11:06 AM
  • "iOS 13: Apple's big BYOD improvements help enterprise pros/Apple is making it much easier to protect personal and business data in iOS 13 and iPad OS." Computerworld 10:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL hands-on with Face Unlock, refresh rate settings" Android Authority 11:28 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's fraying cult of the founder" Axios 10:56 AM
  • "I turned off Facebook's ad trackers, and the ads only got more personalized" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: The best Galaxy phone to buy right now" CNET 7:18 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's TestFlight app updated with Dark Mode support" AppleInsider 7:50 PM
  • "'Castlevania Grimoire of Souls' Soft-Launches in the Canadian App Store" Touch Arcade 6:29 PM
  • "Ex-Workflow employee publishes library of 150 Siri Shortcuts" AppleInsider 6:28 PM
  • "IKEA's ARKit furniture app 'Place' overhauled with new interface, room sets, more" 9to5Mac 6:23 PM
  • "I am going to rank every game on Apple Arcade" 148Apps 6:14 PM
  • "Must-have productivity apps and accessories for the iPad Pro" ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "Price of iPhone 11 with space history is out of this world" Cult of Mac 11:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 10:56 AM
  • "Yahoo Mail updated with deal unsubscribe and shopping views" 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "For All Mankind — 'Astronaut' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:23 AM
  • "Servant — 'Jericho' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:23 AM
  • "Servant — 'Cricket' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:22 AM
  • "See — 'Twins' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM and Google's race for quantum computing takes a mysterious turn: IBM increases its quantum fleet while Google publishes, then yanks its claim of quantum supremacy" Diginomica 8:44 AM
  • "Google may have just ushered in an era of 'quantum supremacy': 'The first computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor'" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Rivals rubbish Google's claim of quantum supremacy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "IBM says it's open to working with Facebook on digital currency" CNBC 7:07 AM
  • "IBM Says It's Open to Working With Facebook on Libra Crypto" Cointelegraph 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out Updates to Dynamics 365, With Retailers in Focus: Microsoft announced a slew of updates to Dynamics 365, its enterprise application suite, with a particular eye on the retail and commerce industries." TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft to add more AI-infused apps and features to Dynamics 365" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365's AI tracks customer behavior in retail stores" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft helps retailers battle Amazon with new AI and IoT tools for Dynamics 365" GeekWire 10:56 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Performance Leak Reveals Possibly Brilliant $150 CPU" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Intel Capital Leads $25M Investment In Israeli Connectivity Startup DustPhotonics" NoCamels (Israel) 8:45 AM
  • "Intel's Comet Lake U&Y 495 Chipset Datasheet: x8 Link, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support" AnandTech 12:04 PM
  • "HP buys Bromium to apply virtualisation security to its PCs" Tech Central 9:00 AM
  • "HP Scoops Up Endpoint Security Partner Bromium" Channelnomics 8:40 AM
  • "Infigo teams with HP for pouch automation" Printweek 8:40 AM
  • "Oracle exits OpenWorld 2019 with a lot riding on Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud conversions, services pivot" ZDNet 5:58 AM
  • "Oracle OpenWorld postmortem: Exadata meets persistent memory" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle boosts AP processes with updates in its ERP cloud software" The Paypers 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle's Segment Revenue Trends Reveal Weakening Growth In Core Cloud Revenues" Seeking Alpha 12:04 PM
  • "Do Oracle's Claims Versus AWS Pass Scrutiny?" Forbes 12:44 PM
  • "Cisco Touts Webex Contact Center-Calling Integration" No Jitter 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco, SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial General Intelligence via Blockchain" Coindesk 8:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Could Drive Fiscal 2020 Sales" Market Realist 12:44 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown: German manufacturing sector hit a ten-year low" MarketWatch 4:37 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed Amid Global Growth and Trade Concerns: Stocks finished mixed Monday as investors face rising oil prices, uncertain trade negotiations, and weakness in global growth." TheStreet 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks end session mixed: U.S. stocks ended the session mixed on Monday as investors wind down the final full trading day of the week and digest the recent rate cut by the Federal Reserve." FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pause After Weak Global Data: The Dow and S&P 500 are about 1.5% away from their records" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Europe stock slump on growth fears; Thomas Cook rivals surge" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

 
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