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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Revamping Smart Home Efforts After Falling Behind Amazon, Google: The iPhone maker's effort in smart-home devices trails rivals. A new team wants to change that."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should"  AppleInsider 10:30 AM
  • "Amazon and Google dominate Apple in the home, and Apple is reportedly redoubling its efforts to take them on" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple could be gearing up for a smart home expansion: Reports are circulating that Apple is expanding its HomeKit team and prepping for a new round of smart home products." CNET 11:11 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Has Money to Burn, but It's Short on Shows: The streaming wars are heating up, but Apple's first shots don't hit."  Slate 3:38 PM
  • "Apple seems to have its eyes on the road (map) for iPhone processors: iPhone contract processor manufacturer TSMC is making a $19b bet on 3nm manufacturing.... and that means faster iPhones are on the way." Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "iPadOS Discoverability Trouble/Once more, with feeling... Apple keeps saying that the iPad is the best incarnation of its vision for the future of personal computing. With iPadOS, we come close to a muscular alternative to conventional personal computers — but an important feature is missing: Discoverability."  Monday Note 8:31 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus launching Friday with lowest price for major subscription service"  USA Today 8:02 AM
OS X
News
  • "Oops — Adobe leaves 7.5 million Creative Cloud accounts exposed" The Next Web 8:39 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac Catalina Wi-Fi Problems, Fix" macReports 8:41 AM
  • "Mac Dock Not Working, How To Fix" macReports 8:41 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Swift Publisher 5.5 review: Affordable DTP software for Mac expands design options/Desktop publishing software now with the ability to quickly create and print disc labels, inserts, labels, envelopes, business cards, and more." Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "How to stop getting a reminder to update to Catalina in macOS: If you're not ready, you may not want the reminder." Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Time to Die: When Mac app and package certificates expire" brunerd 3:34 PM
  • "How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "Finding the Largest Files On Your Mac" MacMost 2:35 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple software updates are a bit of a mess with signing certificate expirations, hidden downloads, App Store follies, installer package bugs, update harassment you can't decline, GPS issues, etc." MacInTouch 7:44 AM
  • "macOS Catalina discussion includes Apple nagging you can't stop, Apple Mail problems, beta vs. production downloads, Apple Music annoyances, scanner incompatibilities..." MacInTouch 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Finally all our applications are available for macOS 10.15, Catalina!" Moon-App 2:45 PM
  • "Free Retroactive tool brings Aperture, iTunes back to life in macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 1:53 PM
  • "2D CAD Program CADintosh 8.5 Adds DWG Export, WYSIWYG Font Menu, More" prMac 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hosting Apple TV+ Event for 'The Morning Show' in New York City" MacRumors 3:42 PM
  • "Spotify says subscriber growth now doubles Apple Music" AppleInsider 9:51 PM
  • "Spotify's growth rate and engagement have suddenly leapt past Apple Music" BGR 7:43 PM
  • "Apple's Software Engineering VP offers advice to up-and-coming coders" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Former Apple designer responds to President Trump's iPhone critique" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Tim Cook honored for LGBTQ advocacy at 15th GLSEN Respect Awards" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon took over anchoring duties on 'Good Morning America' to promote their new series about a morning show" Business Insider 9:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple." AppleInsider 8:08 PM
  • "Google makes bid to acquire Fitbit: Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit, sources say" Reuters 8:07 PM
  • "Hundreds of employees criticize Facebook's political ad policies: More than 250 sent a letter expressing their concern to Mark Zuckerberg." Engadget 2:47 PM
  • "Hundreds of Facebook employees call on Mark Zuckerberg to change the social network's controversial rules on political ads" Business Insider 2:15 PM
  • "'Make or break' moment for 5G" BBC 1:50 PM
  • "Amazon will let you pay bills with Alexa" VentureBeat 11:49 AM
  • "Google reportedly wants to buy Fitbit: Will we finally get a Pixel Watch, or does Alphabet have other plans?" Android Central 11:24 AM
  • "Google is reportedly trying to buy Fitbit"  The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "Spotify shares surge after surprise profit, rise in paid users" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Spotify Technology S.A. Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2019" Business Wire 8:04 AM
  • "The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Ads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple's Photos App for Mac, iPhone, and iPad" MacVoices 3:35 PM
  • "Encryption (Stance) Evolution, AirPods Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-28" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match – Mac Geek Gab 786" The Mac Observer 8:01 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple reveals new AirPods Pro, available October 30: All-New Design Features Active Noise Cancellation for Immersive Sound" ["AirPods Pro will be available for $249"]  Apple 11:07 AM
  • "AirPods Pro" Apple 11:09 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Video" Apple 11:10 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Launching on October 30 for $249" MacRumors 11:14 AM
  • "Apple reveals $249 AirPods Pro with in-ear tips and noise cancellation" VentureBeat 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Debuts AirPods Pro, a New Premium Model with Noise Cancelling" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "Apple announces AirPods Pro: They're in in-ear headphones with active noise canceling, and they aren't cheap." Ars Technica 2:47 PM
  • "Apple introduces AirPods Pro" Six Colors 3:37 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple planning 'AirTag' name for Tile-like tracker accessory"  9to5Mac 1:50 PM
  • "Apple tells iPhone 5 owners to update software or face the consequences" Digital Trends 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 5 users risk losing internet access" BBC 10:25 AM
  • "Kuo: 'iPhone SE 2' Entering Mass Production in January and Launching at the End of March" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "Smartphone panels to come with higher refresh rates in 2020" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style ProMotion 120Hz display" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "DigiTimes: 5G Era to Usher in Wide Adoption of Higher Refresh Rate Smartphone Displays" MacRumors 8:12 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Pro edge closer to reality, could come in eight colors" GearBrain 8:38 AM
  • "Apple just released iOS 13.2 with Deep Fusion camera tech and Siri updates" BGR 12:03 PM
  • "iOS 13.2 & iPadOS 13.2 Download Available" OS X Daily 1:50 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 13.2 with Deep Fusion" TechCrunch 1:54 PM
  • "iOS 13.2 finally lets you change video resolution in the camera app — if you have an iPhone 11" The Verge 4:16 PM
  • "References in iOS 13.2 further point to Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, Pro" AppleInsider 1:53 PM
  • "Apple releasing HomePod software update with promised voice profiles, Handoff features, much more" 9to5Mac 1:50 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for some users: HomePod owners beware. Apple's release of iOS 13.2 on Monday delivers long-awaited features to the company's smart speaker, but the software is rendering some units useless." AppleInsider 7:31 PM
  • "'Why won't my iPhone download apps?': How to troubleshoot your iPhone in 4 ways if apps won't download" Business Insider 11:42 AM
  • "iOS 13 Mail tweak is causing people to accidentally delete messages" Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Watch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "AirPods versus AirPods Pro — Apple's wireless earbuds compared: Apple's just-launched AirPods Pro are certain to be a desirable audio accessory this holiday season, but how different is it from the existing second-generation AirPods? AppleInsider runs the numbers on both sets of wireless earphones." AppleInsider 5:42 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro: Yes, we captured these Scottish Highlands photos with a phone camera/Can phone photos actually compete with a professional DSLR? We took the iPhone 11 Pro on a road trip through the Scottish Highlands to find out." CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Video: What's the difference between the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max?" The Next Web 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 — Review, one month later" AppleInsider 1:53 PM
  • "Review: Beats Solo Pro on-ear headphones blend AirPods features with Studio noise cancellation" 9to5Mac 1:50 PM
  • "Tap Strap 2 AirMouse improves on the first version, but is still tricky to master" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
Apple TV+ Show Reviews
  • "TV Review: 'Dickinson' on Apple TV Plus" Variety 8:36 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: 'Dickinson' may emerge as Apple's signature show" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Review: 'The Elephant Queen' on Apple TV+ is absolutely stunning" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "'The Morning Show' Review: Apple TV+ Rises But Doesn't Shine With Starry New Drama" Rolling Stone 8:38 AM
  • "Review: The Morning Show Keeps It Just Real Enough" Vanity Fair 8:37 AM
  • "The Morning Show review - the flagship of the Apple TV+ launch feels uncomfortable in its own skin" Telegraph 8:37 AM
  • "TV Review: 'The Morning Show' on Apple TV Plus/Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston can't salvage this politically muddled, underthought, and underwhelming streaming misfire." Variety 8:34 AM
  • "Tension and star power make Apple TV's 'The Morning Show' unmissable" Mashable 8:29 AM
  • "Jennifer Aniston done being friendly in The Morning Show on Apple TV Plus/Review: Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell round out the cast of this workplace drama that tackles the #MeToo era." CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: don't wake up for 'The Morning Show' just yet" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "TV Review: 'See' on Apple TV Plus/Apple TV Plus's dystopian drama strands Jason Momoa in an uninteresting wasteland." Variety 8:37 AM
  • "TV Review: 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV Plus/'Battlestar Galactica' executive producer Ronald D. Moore explores a rich alternate history of America in space." Variety 8:36 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus launches For All Mankind on a meandering space race/Review: For All Mankind is an alternate history of NASA that isn't alternate enough." CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Review: 'For All Mankind' is Apple TV+'s most captivating new series" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Jason Momoa eyes Game of Thrones-style action in See on Apple TV Plus/Review: Apple's streaming service launches with an entertaining vision from the creator of Peaky Blinders." CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: 'See' is no 'Game of Thrones'" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Quick Bites: Mini Reviews of For All Mankind, See and DickinsonTV Line 8:35 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Everything you need to know about iOS and iPadOS 13.2: AirPods Pro support, Deep Fusion photography, and new emoji are part of the update." Ars Technica 8:16 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to set up Emergency SOS and fall detection on your Apple Watch" The Verge 11:34 AM
  • "'Do Galaxy Buds work with an iPhone?': Yes, they do — here's how to pair them with your iPhone" Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "How To Delete Spam & Trash (Instead of Archive) Fast in iOS (Gmail)" macReports 8:58 AM
  • "How to Put Your iPhone Into Recovery Mode [Video] iClarified 8:58 AM
  • "How to find out when a contact leaves or arrives in the Find My app" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
Tips
  • "Archive or delete: Understand iOS Mail's most confusing swipe settings" Cult of Mac 3:42 PM
  • "Creative Cloud accounts at risk of phishing attack after breach" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's iPad Pro is only an iPadOS update away from replacing a laptop"  VentureBeat 3:42 PM
  • "The new AirPods Pro are here and they've already delivered memes" Mashable 3:37 PM
  • "Apple's AirPods Pro Web Page: Scrolljacking Hell" Daring Fireball 2:47 PM
  • "First damning Apple TV+ reviews indicate an alarming lack of vision [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Apple's big-budget fantasy TV series, 'See,' is no 'Game of Thrones,' but should be entertaining and strange enough to hook viewers" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "Early review calls Apple TV+'s The Morning Show a 'painful belly flop'" Cult of Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Apple's 'The Morning Show' is being called 'brutally dull' and 'underwhelming' by critics despite its lavish $300 million budget" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "5 reasons you'll want the new AirPods Pro" Apple Must 9:15 AM
  • "HomeKit might be fading, but Apple's not giving up yet: The company is reportedly hiring engineers to turn HomeKit around" The Verge 11:50 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple-branded HomeKit accessories fail one test, but still make sense" 9to5Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Apple revamping smart home efforts after falling behind Amazon, Google" The Loop 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Influence Evident On Technology Devices In Use Throughout Medical Field" MacPrices 8:01 AM
Non-Apple
  • "My $1,000 mistake: Here's why I'm returning the Pixel 4 XL to Google/The battery life is terrible and the camera is disappointing. But AT&T's failure to support a key feature was the last straw." ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "Google revealed what it told advertisers about me. It was a mess: Seek deep into Google's bowels and you'll find a page where Google lists what it (thinks it) knows about you. Oh dear, it thinks I'm single." ZDNet 7:50 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 28: Noodlesoft, Apple Watch, macOS Catalina" The MUG Center 10:08 AM
  • "Kandji announces $3.375M seed for sophisticated Apple MDM solution" TechCrunch 9:05 AM
  • "The Best Wireless Headphones (That Aren't AirPods)" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "'Pascal's Wager' from TipsWorks That Was Shown Off with the iPhone 11 at Last Month's Apple Event Is Now Available for Pre-Order on the App Store with a Confirmed Release Date" Touch Arcade 8:41 AM
  • "10 Apple Arcade puzzle games that will make you smarter while you play: Spot patterns, see the world from a new perspective and defy the laws of physics in these games." CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Hyper debuts Keychain and Lanyard USB-C to Lightning cables" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Shares Surge After Controversial Pentagon Contract Win" Bloomberg 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Department of Defense Cloud Contract" Motley Fool 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Pentagon cloud contract win opens new political battles" Axios 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's JEDI Win May Open 'Floodgates' For Cloud Growth" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft shares hit record high after beating Amazon to a controversial contract with the Pentagon worth $10 billion" Business Insider 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Stumps Amazon, Wins JEDI Contract" Market Realist 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft furthers $5 billion IoT plan with new Azure features" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Russian Hackers Might Be Targeting 2020 Olympics/The Russian state-sponsored hacking group Fancy Bear was found recently targeting at least 16 sporting and anti-doping groups, Redmond said on Monday. 'Some of these attacks were successful, but the majority were not,' Microsoft added." PC Magazine 9:32 PM
  • "Microsoft doubles down on Internet of Things with new features to simplify building connected devices" GeekWire 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 10X Will Come to All Laptops, Not Just Foldables (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Quantum supremacy: has Google really done it? IBM blasts 'tailor-made' experiment." Information Age 9:04 AM
  • "Google Claims Quantum Supremacy, IBM Says 'Nope' — Unpacking What's Important" Forrester 9:03 AM
  • "HP intros Workpath platform for building MFP apps: The company also announced a range of new cloud-based printing services and devices aimed at the mobile workforce." ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "5 Things To Know About HP's New Workplace Print Solutions" CRN 9:01 AM
  • "Intel Q3 2019 Fab Update: 10nm Product Era Has Begun, 7nm On Track" AnandTech 8:48 AM
  • "Strength Seen in Intel: Stock Soars 8.1%" Zacks 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS Preview: Is Its Fastest Ever Processor Fast Enough?" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9990XE Review: All 14 Cores at 5.0 GHz" AnandTech 9:14 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launches this week for $513" PCWorld 1:51 PM
  • "AMD Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud to net sweet customers as NetSuite sinks ever deeper into the fold" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "Oracle to intro Future Ready Labs amid data centre plans" IT Web 9:00 AM
  • "Cisco, Perch Partner On All-In-One Managed Security Offering For MSPs" CRN 8:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple 4Q19 Earnings Expectation Meters" Above Avalon 1:55 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report on October 30" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 closes at record as corporate earnings beat expectations: AT&T shares rise after topping earnings forecast" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Strikes Record High on Positive Trade Talk Signs, Hopes for Fed Rate Cut: The S&P 500 opens at a record high Monday." TheStreet 11:45 AM
  • "S&P 500 closes at record highs as trade optimism provides boost" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to a Record: Nasdaq gains 1% on the day, finishes just below its record as investors look to earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM

 
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