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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Wants Your Old iPhone: As the Cupertino company aggressively ratchets up its in-house sustainability practices, Apple is looking for new ways to get green. That means everything from tearing down your old phone with robots to—as Tim Cook hinted in a conversation with GQ—a potential way of nudging companies in Apple's orbit to follow along."  GQ 3:35 PM
  • "Apple's TV service will grow like crazy and be a $9 billion business by 2025, Morgan Stanley says"  CNBC 7:56 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley thinks Apple TV+ could have 136 million subs by 2025" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple looks strong in China ahead of earnings, says UBS: Analyst boosts target to $275, one of the highest on Wall Street" MarketWatch 1:38 PM
  • "The Human Cost of Your Smartphone: Children mine cobalt — a key element for making batteries — in terrible conditions/There is no trace of toxic dust on the sleek, shiny iPhones lined up in the Apple Store — that would be terrible for marketing campaigns. And there is nothing mentioned about the 40,000 children in the southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are forced to mine cobalt with their bare hands to create mobile phone batteries."  Medium: OneZero 8:21 AM
  • "Ted Cruz slams NBA, Apple, and Disney CEO Bob Iger for response to Hong Kong protests" Yahoo Finance 8:46 AM
  • "Tim Cook: The Power of Diversity/In a rare interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with People en Español editor-in-chief Armando Correa to discuss his historic coming out and sends a message to LGBTQ+ teenagers and their parents." People en EspaƱol 7:30 PM
  • "Five years after coming out, Apple's Tim Cook says he has 'not regretted it for one minute'" AppleInsider 7:31 PM
OS X
News
  • "EFI firmware problem bricking some Macs on update to Catalina" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "macOS Catalina update bricks some unlucky Macs" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's macOS Catalina: LibreOffice users still get 'scary' malware messages/Is macOS' GateKeeper doing its job or unnecessarily getting in the way of users?" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Planning New Mac Catalyst Resources to Help Devs Create 'Amazing Mac Experiences'" MacRumors 2:08 PM
  • "Apple will add more to Catalyst to help support Mac developers" AppleInsider 2:19 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft: Packet loss involving Apple Push Notification Service was latest MFA outage culprit/Microsoft has shared its post-mortem on the October 18 MFA issue which affected a number of North American Azure and Office 365 users." ZDNet 3:21 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Screen Sharing Not Working On Mac, Fix" macReports 2:09 PM
  • "Widespread MacOS installer flaw: 'This copy of the Install macOS Mojave application is damaged, and can't be used to install macOS" Alex4D 12:20 PM
  • "If you've got an old macOS install image, it will probably stop working today" AppleInsider 2:10 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to install macOS on a VM to run your 32-bit apps: There are ways around Apple's restrictions—if this is the path you choose." iMore 9:23 AM
  • "Got a 32-bit app in Catalina? You don't have to delete it: They won't work, but you can choose to leave them in place." Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "What is the Relocated Items folder on macOS Catalina?" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "21 Actually Useful Finder Tips And Tricks" MacMost 12:35 PM
Op/Ed
  • "The Burbank Diet!" Rixstep 9:38 PM
  • "Mac Catalyst Apps: Our Favorites So Far" MacRumors 3:36 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Pay takes top slot as most popular mobile payments app in the US" NFC World 8:17 AM
  • "Apple wins inaugural Green Supply Chain CITI award for Chinese environmental efforts: The Green Supply Chain Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), curated by non-governmental agency Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), on Thursday named Apple the first recipient of its Outstanding Brand award for superior supply chain management and environmental awareness." AppleInsider 9:26 PM
  • "Facebook agreed to pay millions to publishers, and now some hope to use it to pressure Apple and Google for better terms" [BI Prime] Business Insider 3:43 PM
  • "US iPhone buyers: 20% bought iPhone 11 in Q3" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
  • "iPhone 11 yields 20% Q3 iPhone sales in just 2 weeks — report" Apple Must 10:10 AM
  • "Renovated Apple Amsterdam premieres with latest design" 9to5Mac 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Michigan Avenue to host sessions celebrating Chicago architecture" AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "Former Apple lawyer formally indicted for insider trading: Former Apple lawyer Gene Levoff, who oversaw the company's Insider Trading Policy as corporate secretary and senior director of corporate law, was on Thursday indicted for insider trading and faces a maximum penalty of 120 years in prison." AppleInsider 7:32 PM
  • "Former FBI general counsel who fought Apple has now 'rethought' encryption" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "New iPhone Threat: These 17 Malicious Apps May Be On Your Device—Delete Them Now" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "'Amazing Stories' Apple Series To Pay Tribute To Robert Forster" Deadline 12:35 PM
  • "iPhone 11 empowering creators behind music videos and stunning nature films [Videos] 9to5Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Woman uses Apple Watch to prevent sexual assault" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch Helped Save a Woman From Sexual Assault" Digital Trends 1:10 PM
  • "Apple fan (and Huawei CEO) Ren Zhengfei pictured with an iPad: Ren Zhengfei has long expressed admiration for Apple, and Huawei's CFO was found carrying an iPhone, iPad Pro and MacBook Air when she was arrested" South China Morning Post 9:24 AM
  • "Teary face time: Girl, 12, weeps with joy and has a VERY emotional reaction when she is given her first iPhone a year earlier than expected" Daily Mail (UK) 10:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: 'It's almost like you think this is a joke'/Hearing on Libra cryptocurrency went off the rails, running down the CEO."  Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Democrats are starting to freak out over Facebook's policy that allows political ads with lies" Business Insider 2:30 PM
  • "A congressperson dared Mark Zuckerberg to spend an hour a day moderating Facebook. If he took the dare, he'd make 65,000 times as much as a typical moderator would in that hour." Business Insider 1:39 PM
  • "Buttigieg calls Facebook's political ad policy a 'mistake'" Associated Press 1:39 PM
  • "Google Stadia's first game-dev studio opens in Montreal" VentureBeat 9:29 AM
  • "Will a Samsung headset entry rain on Apple's AR parade?" TechExplore 8:20 AM
  • "This Pixel 4 XL teardown shows just how small the Soli system is" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung Issues Fix for Galaxy S10's Fingerprint Scanner Issue" Thurrott 8:09 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Subscription Management and Deals – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-24" The Mac Observer 2:06 PM
  • "iPhone rumors, Mac rumors, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 673" Macworld 7:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple ramping up iPhone 11 assembly, cutting iPhone 11 Max orders" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Accessory Maker Releases 'AirPods Pro' Cases Matching Rumored Noise-Cancelling Design" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Work on Apple Pencil with color LCD tip, object-highlighting AR headset advancing" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Future Apple Pencil could sport a display and scanning capabilities" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple working on ways to securely present government ID from an iPhone or Apple Car" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Invents Augmented Reality Glasses using Photochromic Lenses" Patently Apple 8:11 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves Apple Glasses with an adjustable opacity system" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple iOS 13 Updates Are Causing iPhone 11 Charging Failures" Forbes 9:44 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "10.2" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 video review - the always-on display is a key feature" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch 5 review: Cupertino remains king of the wearables market" The Inquirer 8:20 AM
  • "A closer look at the iPhone 11 Pro's top features" AppleInsider 12:56 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Face ID vs. Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock: Fight!" iMore 2:09 PM
  • "The Beats Solo Pro are Apple headphones in everything but name" Quartz 8:17 AM
  • "Ghostek Exec 4 Wallet Case Review – New and Updated for the iPhone 11!" Mobile Reviews Eh 12:40 PM
  • "Hands on with Infinity, the one and only cable you'll need to charge and sync your devices" iDownload Blog 9:32 AM
  • "Nimble's eco-friendly cases offer adequate iPhone protection" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to disable Siri on your Apple Watch in 3 simple steps, so you can stop activating it accidentally" Business Insider 3:58 PM
  • "How to change the Apple Watch's honeycomb app display to a list" The Verge 3:35 PM
  • "How to disable iOS 13"s link previews" Cult of Mac 3:20 PM
  • "How to edit messages on iPhone and iPad with two-finger tap" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "How to right-click on your iPhone to access shortcuts and other functions" Business Insider 2:24 PM
  • "How to keep your Apple Watch quiet" The Verge 2:09 PM
  • "How to make a new, additional Memoji on your iPhone, and send a variety of customized, moving emojis" Business Insider 12:35 PM
  • "How To Delete Multiple Images & Videos (And Other Files) In Messages At Once, Quickly" macReports 9:30 AM
  • "How to swim with (and dry out) your Apple Watch" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "How to create an Apple Watch face from the iPhone Photos app" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Noise-canceling AirPods Pro design may have been confirmed" Pocketnow 9:43 PM
  • "Comment: As Sony mulls selling Playstation Vue, could it be an acquisition for Apple?" 9to5Mac 9:26 PM
  • "Editorial: Despite claims to the contrary, the App Store isn't loaded with malware" AppleInsider 12:36 PM
  • "Apple and the State of AR Glasses in 2020" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Payment Heaven Or Hell...Update: Back in 2017 I was not convinced Apple Pay was a thing and felt I was still in payment hell." Howard Lindzon 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Pay is Magic, the U.S. is Voldemort: A simple ode to Apple Pay — everywhere but the U.S." 500ish Words 8:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Editorial: Why Microsoft Surface isn't growing after seven years of trying" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy Fold/The future is here, and it won't fit in your pants." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Judge Dredd: Crime Files brings lawman of the future to App Store" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "'Rome: Total War – Alexander' from Feral Interactive for iPad Just Got Updated to Go Universal Adding iPhone Support and Multiple Improvements to Coincide with the Android Release" Touch Arcade 8:23 AM
  • "Apple TV app comes to Amazon's Fire TV Stick and other devices" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV gets Apple TV app as Apple TV Plus service nears" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "mophie's new battery pack for iPhone 11 has a magical touch of Qi" Apple Must 8:15 AM
  • "GameClub Launches a Subscription Service That Revives a Growing Catalog of 70 Classic iOS Games" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "Powerful video editor LumaFusion now even better on iOS" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Widespread AT&T Voicemail Outage Affecting iPhone Users in the US" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "Ambrosia Launches NightRider BluCon and LinkBluCon App for US 14 Day FreeStyle Libre Sensor" Business Wire 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reports big cloud growth but Surface and Xbox are struggling: Head in the clouds, feet on the Surface" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Google's 'quantum supremacy' computing feat earns respect — even from Microsoft" GeekWire 6:17 AM
  • "Microsoft clocks another solid earnings quarter, but Azure's growth rate continues to slide" Om Malik 11:00 AM
  • "Relentless Microsoft sees sales rise, but Azure growth slows: CEO says hybrid growth is driving sales" CRN 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft finally built a repairable Surface Laptop: We never thought we'd see a day when iFixit said nice things about the Surface." Ars Technica 7:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's Latest Surface Laptop Finally Makes It Way Easier to Repair Than Before" Thurrott 6:12 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 teardown: iFixit lifts lid on Microsoft's 'easy to repair' claim/Surface Laptop 3's score of 5 out of 10 on repairability is five more points than its predecessor got from iFixit." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Strong data center rebound drives Intel's Q3 revenues to $19.2 billion" VentureBeat 4:14 PM
  • "Intel Tremont CPU Microarchitecture: Power Efficient, High-Performance x86" HotHardware 1:47 PM
  • "Intel files patent antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank's Fortress: Intel has taken umbrage with how Fortress allegedly attempts to assert patent license demands in the quest for revenue." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Intel to Cut Skylake-X Pricing in Half | Tom's Hardware" Tom's Hardware 6:52 AM
  • "AMD sees Ryzen PCs sold with its CPUs in Europe as Intel shortages persist: Inside 629k machines, up from 355k last year" The Register 6:55 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 Launching 2H 2020, Zen 4 & Zen 5 in Design by 2 Teams" Mash Rival 6:52 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 Launching in 2H 2020, Zen 4 & Zen 5 CPU Cores in Development by Two Leapfrogging Teams" WCCFTech 6:52 AM
  • "Dell Financial Services: The other hybrid model under the tech behemoth banner/The company's financial services arm is essentially applying the principles of the on-demand economy to technology consumption." ZDNet 6:14 AM
  • "At IBM AI conference, definition of what AI is and isn't in flux: At its user conference in Florida, IBM offered to demystify the term AI. The effort seemed only mildly successful, but the company nevertheless conveyed a lot of energy and drive behind its various offerings that pertain to machine learning and that may be enough to excite its customers." ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Citrix's transition to subscriptions, SaaS picks up steam: The company's third quarter highlights how Citrix's bookings of Workspace are transitioning the business model ahead of pace." ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm launches $200M 5G investment fund: The fund is designed to support early-stage startups developing 5G applications beyond smartphones." ZDNet 9:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs" MacDailyNews 4:04 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher, but 3M drags Dow lower on busiest earnings day of quarter: 4 Dow components and nearly 10% of the S&P 500 reported earnings Thursday" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Weakness in 3M Offsets Strong Microsoft Gains: Stocks finished mixed Thursday, the busiest day of the third-quarter earnings season, as a strong earnings report Microsoft is offset by a slump in shares of 3M." TheStreet 5:41 PM
  • "Stocks finish mixed as trade war news vies with gloomy Twitter earnings" FOXBusiness 5:42 PM
  • "S&P 500 Inches Up as Investors Focus on Earnings: Twitter shares drop as quarterly results disappoint; Tesla surges" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:44 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed ahead of ECB meeting: Nikkei, Hang Seng rise on lack of fresh geopolitical worries" MarketWatch 6:59 AM
  • "German economy continues to struggle with manufacturing troubles spreading to services: Eurozone composite PMI barely stays above 50" MarketWatch 7:00 AM

 
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