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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global ARM race"  AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: There's 'Much More' to Do to Help LGBTQ Youth"  Variety 3:09 PM
  • "About 130,000 iPhone 11s sold on 1st day in S. Korea—industry" The Korea Herald 9:04 AM
  • "Apple India slips as iPhone sales slow: The company's revenue from operation fell 19% to Rs 10,538.3 crore while profit plunged more than 70% to Rs 262.3 crore. 'The employee benefits expense too increased by 48% in FY19,' said Mohit Yadav, founder, Veratech Intelligence." The Economic Times 8:45 PM
  • "Donald Trump takes a dig at Apple for removing the home button from iPhone: In a Tweet on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the home button on the iPhone was far better than the current swipe mechanism." The Indian Express 10/26
  • "President Trump Tweets On The Loss of iPhone Home Button"  CDR Info 10/26
  • "One-third of Apple Store customers now using Apple Trade In: Tim Cook spoke briefly to GQ on the environment." iMore 10/26
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to rename a Bluetooth device on macOS" AddictiveTips 10/25
  • "How to fix iCloud terms and conditions bug in macOS Catalina" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "How to Fix a Damaged macOS Installer" MacRumors 10/25
  • "How to use the Unsubscribe feature in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 10/25
  • "How to enable and use picture-in-picture in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 10/25
  • "How to force a dark mode for websites in Chrome" AddictiveTips 10/25
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's Catalyst will help bring Macs to the enterprise"  Computerworld 10/25
Press Releases
  • "Blackhole routes audio between Mac apps, even on Catalina, as ideal Soundflower alternative" createdigitalmusic 9:26 PM
  • "Crusader Kings 2 on Mac: Now free-to-play (forever)!" Mac Gamer HQ 10/25
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Craig Federighi offers aspiring programmer advice for the future: Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has offered some advice to an aspiring programmer in an email, with the Apple executive advising to keep studying, become an expert, broaden their horizons, and to follow their heart." AppleInsider 10/26
  • "Apple in discussions with United Airlines to upgrade San Francisco Airport: Probably not the AirPort upgrade some Apple fans were hoping for..." iMore 10/26
  • "Disney and Apple are pushing us into the era of the $25 million TV episode" Quartz 10/26
  • "Florida man gets 4 and-a-half years in prison for Apple Pay fraud worth $1.5 million: Daniel Butler got 54 months in federal prison." iMore 10/26
  • "Florida man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for $1.5 million Apple Pay fraud conspiracy" 9to5Mac 10/26
  • "Apple's sustainability goals continue to grow, encouraging others to follow their lead" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple awarded prize for 'environmental leadership' in China" Cult of Mac 10/25
  • "Apple picks up CITI 'outstanding brand' award for its environmental work in China" iMore 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade isn't the only subscription: GameClub revives old iOS games/The service is curated by TouchArcade's Eli Hodapp." Ars Technica 10/25
  • "Man gets four years in prison for $1.5M Apple Pay fraud" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "These 17 iPhone apps have been removed from the Apple App Store for delivering malware: Researchers uncover malicious iPhone applications in Apple's official marketplace after apps bypassed security measures by hiding code behind a C&C server." ZDNet 10/25
  • "17 malware iPhone apps removed from App Store after evading Apple's review" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Apple and Google remove 50+ malicious apps that stole your data" The Next Web 10/25
  • "Apple removed 18 harmful apps from the App Store, but some of them are still available for Android users" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Behind AT&T's plan to take on Netflix, Apple and Disney with HBO Max" Reuters 10/25
  • "Donald Trump berates Apple CEO Tim Cook for removing the iPhone home button"  Business Insider 10/25
  • "Donald Trump tried to give Tim Cook iPhone design advice"  Mashable 10/25
  • "In tweet, President Trump laments loss of iPhone home button" Reuters 10/25
  • "Apple's Former Top Insider Trading Lawyer Charged With... You Guessed it" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Government Emergency Alerts could arrive in streaming services 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses his iPhone's Screen Time feature to limit his Twitter use to 2 hours a day" Business Insider 10/25
  • "Tim Cook Dines with President Barack Obama and Robert De Niro in New York" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "YouTuber Creates Music Video Using Just An iPhone 11, A Cheap Grip, And Monopod" Redmond Pie 10/25
  • "Privacy on iPhone — Simple as that — Apple" YouTube 10/25
Non-Apple News
  • "HBO Max to Include Ad-Supported Tier, Live TV in 2021: It'll launch with on-demand content from new and existing properties, but HBO Max's future should include advertisements and live programming." PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Trolls and Qualcomm invite UK Supreme Court to render Non-Discrimination part of FRAND meaningless: Unwired Planet v. Huawei" Foss Patents 10/26
  • "Adobe left 7.5 million Creative Cloud user records exposed online: Exposed data primarily includes emails, but not passwords or financial information." ZDNet 10/26
  • "Who's Stalking Mobile App Users? Finding and controlling the third-party code (3PC) app publishers don't know about" The Media Trust 10/25
  • "Your iPhone/Android apps are (probably) watching you..." Apple Must 10/25
  • "Lawmaker Kills Repair Bill Because 'Cellphones Are Throwaways': A New Hampshire lawmaker suggested that we shouldn't fix the $1,000 devices we buy and instead we will 'just get a new one.'" Vice 10/25
  • "TCL's zigzag concertina-style folding smartphone has 1 screen and 2 hinges" Digital Trends 10/25
  • "Goodbye, SMS, There's a New Messaging Sheriff in Town: A more flexible and media-rich messaging system is coming to American wireless networks in 2020." Motley Fool 10/25
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard" The Verge 10/25
  • "Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung: The Hearthstone pro, also known as Chung Ng Wai, was blocked from competing after voicing support for protesters in Hong Kong." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Google is improving 10 percent of searches by understanding language context" The Verge 10/25
  • "Google promises to replace Home devices bricked by flawed firmware update" ZDNet 10/25
  • "Zuckerberg's news pitch" Axios 10/25
  • "A Former Facebook Insider on Why It's So Hard for the Tech Giant to Get Elections Right" Slate 10/25
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 679: Not Depressing Enough/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "iMore show 679: Not Depressing Enough/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 10/26
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Catalina, iOS and Alexa, Google security" The Loop 10/25
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 157: Let's Talk Apple and China" Above Avalon 10/25
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos Again" MacVoices 10/25
  • "Happy Birthday iPod! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-25" The Mac Observer 10/25
  • "Vergecast: reviewing the Pixel 4 and the calm before the streaming wars" The Verge 10/25
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 248: 16-inch MacBook Pro leak, Mac Catalyst experience, HomeKit updates" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro leaks! We talk about them, on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/25
  • "Waiting for MacBook Pro, replacing passports with iPhones, and looking forward to Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/25
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple AirPods Pro To Be On Sale Next Week?" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Reportedly Arriving in Several Color Options to Match the Finishes of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Range" WCCFTech 10/26
  • "'AirPods Pro' may be available in eight colors, including Midnight Green" iDownload Blog 10/26
  • "Leak claims to show 'Chinese knockoff' version of Apple's rumored AirPods Pro charging case: The Original post reportedly says users should buy the official ones from Apple after launch." iMore 10/26
  • "Photos claim to show 'AirPods Pro' charging case: A pair of images posted online late Friday supposedly offer a closer look at a charging case for an unreleased AirPods product rumored to launch in October." AppleInsider 10/26
  • "iPad could get hard-core gaming support, analyst predicts: The expected expansion of iPad mouse support could signal that Apple wants to take its gaming capabilities beyond Apple Arcade, according to BayStreet Research." CNET 10/25
  • "iPad gaming with full mouse support could be PC-level – analyst" 9to5Mac 10/25
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone 5 iOS 10.3.4 update necessary to continue working" SlashGear 9:01 PM
  • "'Why am I not getting emails on my iPhone?': 6 ways to troubleshoot the Mail app on iPhone" Business Insider 10/25
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/25

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Noah & Grey wood, steel, & leather wireless chargers" AppleInsider 8:34 PM
  • "Best AirPods accessories: The AirPods are another Apple accessory that have spurred a cottage industry of more accessories. Here are some of our top picks." CNET 3:13 PM
  • "Review: Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones pack serious smarts/The Jabra Elite 85h ANC headphones are subtly designed and hide some seriously smart features, such as automatically pausing playback when removed, as well as having a dedicated button to call for a digital assistant." AppleInsider 9:59 AM
  • "Review: ColorWare custom-painted AirPods look stellar, for a price/If you are tired of the normal white AirPods, a custom-painted pair of Apple's audio accessories from ColorWave could be a good alternative for people wanting a more personalized set. A matte black pair with a vibrant red case are put through their paces to see how they hold up under use." AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Review: Elago AW3 is a great AirPods case for retro Mac lovers/If you want to not only protect your AirPods but to also transform them into a quirky 1984 Macintosh, then the Elago AW3 is your new best friend." AppleInsider 10/26
  • "Aegis Fortress L3: A super-secure portable drive [Review] BetaNews 10/25
  • "Fear mobile phone radiation? I don't, but if you do, look into Gadget Guard cases" Apple World Today 10/25
  • "This might be the coolest AirPods case money can buy [Review] Cult of Mac 10/25
iOS Apps
  • "GameClub and Apple Arcade: How do they compare? There's a new gaming subscription service on iOS, and it's remarkably similar to Apple Arcade." Macworld 10/25
  • "'MONOLISK' Review – An Excellent Idea in a Disappointing Package" Touch Arcade 10/25
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Finally, Gmail dark mode is here for Android and iOS phones. How to turn it: Here's how to turn on Gmail's dark mode in Android 10 and iOS and on your iPhone." CNET 10/26
  • "How to see old notifications on your iPhone in the Notification Center, and clear all your notifications at once" Business Insider 10/25
  • "How to Add Filters to Video on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13" OS X Daily 10/25
  • "Share a Name and Profile Picture or Animoji With Others in iOS 13 Messages" MacMost 10/25
  • "Shortcuts Corner: Creating Multiple Reminders in a Row, Playing Audio on HomePod, and Reading Tech News" MacStories 10/25
  • "How to delete photos, links, and attachments from conversations in Messages" Macworld 10/25
  • "How to Find UDID of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Without a Computer" iPhone Hacks 10/25
Tips
  • "Comment: How can you make a true backup of iCloud Photos without downloading offline?" 9to5Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working" 9to5Mac 10/26
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Photo battle between an iPhone 11 Pro and a $7,500 DSLR might surprise you" BGR 6:37 PM
  • "Mouse Support Could Be Game Changer For Gaming On iPad, Says Analyst" Redmond Pie 8:54 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Analysts and Q4 2019; iPhone 11 Pro and Photos in iOS 13; Imaging, Cancer Detection, Airports and Film" eXtensions 8:37 AM
  • "Thunderbolt Display Life Extension: An Environmental Proposal for Apple" A Sprinkle of Cocoa 10/26
  • "Why iOS 13 is buggy — and how to fix it for iOS 14" iMore 10/26
  • "Donald Trump takes to Twitter to express his displeasure over the lack of Home button on the iPhone: Old man yells at iCloud" iMore 10/26
  • "Apple plays the privacy card, with drones (Video): A simple idea, effectively presented." Apple 3.0 10/26
  • "iPhone Users Are Accidentally Deleting Their Emails Thanks to Apple's Boneheaded UI Update" Gizmodo 10/26
  • "The Curious Design of Mail's Message Action Toolbar in iOS 13" Daring Fireball 10/25
  • "Editorial: Samsung's new Exynos 990 isn't fast enough to maintain its custom M core" AppleInsider 10/25
  • "Apple's App Store Review Process Breaks Down Too Often" The Mac Observer 10/25
Non-Apple
  • "Pixelbook Go Review: A Stronger MacBook Air, Windows 10 Laptop Competitor" Forbes 3:30 PM
  • "How AT&T plans to position HBO Max to take on Netflix" BGR 9:59 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: Can Huawei's latest phablet take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus or iPhone 11 Pro Max, especially without access to Google's apps?" TrustedReviews 10/26
  • "Roundup: Three 'programming' board games that will tickle your pseudocode/Gamify your algorithms." Ars Technica 10/26
  • "Hands-On With Google's MacBook Air-Style Pixelbook Go" MacRumors 10/25
  • "Google and Partners Push Chromebooks Beyond the Education Market" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Why the Facebook News tab shouldn't be trusted" TechCrunch 10/25
  • "Facebook's Encryption Makes it Harder to Detect Child Abuse/Opinion: The social network needs to develop better ways to help stop the spread of millions of harmful images." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Music's Beats 1 Introduces New Music Daily with Zane Lowe" MacStories 3:12 PM
  • "The Apple TV App Is Now Available on Fire TV Sticks" MakeUseOf 10/26
  • "Apple Arcade's latest additions include 'Fallen Knight' and 'Yaga': They're now available for download." Engadget 10/26
  • "Apple-1 in 'almost perfect condition' w/ custom wood case hopes to earn $1.75M" 9to5Mac 10/25
  • "Critically acclaimed horror game 'Layers of Fear' from Bloober Team is now available on iOS as a premium game" Touch Arcade 10/25
  • "Swordfight with terrorists or wash pigs in new Apple Arcade games" Cult of Mac 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade Adds Five New Games on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV as 'LEGO Brawls' Expands to Mac" MacRumors 10/25
  • "Apple Arcade gets new games: Lifelike, Yaga and more/Check out these new games in the Apple Arcade catalog." CNET 10/25
  • "iAchieved Doesn't Provide 'Too Much Information,' Which Is Good!" prMac 10/25
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft beats Amazon for Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract: The JEDI contract is part of a broader digital modernization of the Pentagon meant to make it more technologically agile" Reuters 6:38 PM
  • "Microsoft breaks silence over winning JEDI contract" MSPoweruser 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'We are proud that we are an integral partner' of DoD after winning $10B JEDI contract" GeekWire 8:43 AM
  • "Upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo touted to feature killer cameras" Notebook Check 8:44 AM
  • "New Details on Microsoft's Dual-Screen Windows OS Leak" Gizmodo 8:44 AM
  • "The WinForms Notepad Project: A Little Refactoring (Premium)" Thurrott 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Xe DG1 Discrete GPU Silicon Is Alive And Being Validated In Intel's Labs" Forbes 8:30 AM
  • "TSMC Pours $19.5B Into Next-Gen 3nm Fabs, Intel Vows To Regain Process Leadership" HotHardware 5:42 PM
  • "Samsung SpaceSelfie Satellite Crashes In Michigan Family's Backyard" HotHardware 5:42 PM
  • "Microsoft pips Amazon for $10bn AI 'Jedi' contract" BBC 10/26
  • "Microsoft wins JEDI contract from the U.S. Dept. of Defense" Neowin 10/26
  • "Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Contract" Thurrott 10/26
  • "Microsoft wins $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense JEDI cloud contract: Microsoft has emerged as the winner of the estimated $10 billion DoD JEDI contract, besting favorite Amazon." ZDNet 10/26
  • "Windows 10X Details Leak, Confirm Laptop Support" Thurrott 10/26
  • "AMD's Latest Ryzen 3000 Microcode Update Could Cut Boot Times By 20%" HotHardware 10/26
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This week's Apple trading strategies (10/28-11/1): To get things rolling, here are the talking heads on CNBC talking about Katy Huberty's Street-high $289 Apple price target:" Apple 3.0 9:14 AM
  • "Buy Apple Stock at New Highs Ahead of Earnings on Services Growth?" Zacks 10/25
  • "Tech Investors Don't Seem to Mind All the Antitrust Probes: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google parent Alphabet shares have held up through the early techlash." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/25
  • "Apple Might Not Be What the Doctor Ordered, at Least Not at These Prices: AAPL is overpriced based on all recent history, so consider taking profits before the next frustrating decline." RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10/25
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q4 results and Q1 guidance" Apple 3.0 10/25
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow end near record territory on trade, earnings optimism: Intel shares gain 8%, Amazon's shares shed 1% after earnings" MarketWatch 10/25
  • "S&P 500 just misses all-time high" FOXBusiness 10/25
  • "S&P 500 Flirts With Record Levels: as optimism on trade and a fresh batch of earnings results propelled the index to its third consecutive week of gains." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/25
  • "European stocks edge back from 19-month peak: Ifo business climate in Germany stays near 7-year low" MarketWatch 10/25

 
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