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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Doing Something Different With AirPods Pro And It's Working" ["But for the first time in recent memory, Apple has underpromoted a product that I find truly revolutionary: AirPods Pro. ... I think they are among the most innovative tech products I have experienced since the iPhone."]  Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Calls New Russian Smartphone Sales Legislation 'Equivalent to Jailbreaking'" ["Responding to today's news of the law, an unnamed Apple source reportedly told the Kommersant business daily: 'A mandate to add third-party applications to Apple's ecosystem would be equivalent to jailbreaking. It would pose a security threat, and the company cannot tolerate that kind of risk.'"]  MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Putin signs law requiring Russian apps on smartphones, TVs and PCs" ["Others fear that it could even force tech companies like Apple out of the country."] Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Can't Exit Case Alleging Faulty 'Butterfly' Keyboards" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook keyboard problems: Now Apple fails to halt class action over flawed design" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Can't Escape Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty MacBook Butterfly Keyboards" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Apple fails to stop class action lawsuit over problematic MacBook butterfly keyboards" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "UK Court Clears Apple In Conversant Interface Patent Case" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
OS X
News
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Black Ink 2.0 for Mac refines crossword puzzles, supports Dark Mode, and more" iMore 6:46 PM
  • "FontExplorer X Pro 7 review: Helpful tools to find the font you need" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "macOS Catalina: How to show the iTunes Store in the Music app" 9to5Mac 2:16 PM
  • "'HEIC To JPEG or PGN' or 'JPEG or PNG to HEIC', Convert Images On Mac" macReports 12:33 PM
  • "How to copy a formula in Microsoft Excel using a Mac or PC" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "Understanding the Function And Special Features Keys On the Mac Keyboard" MacMost 2:16 PM
  • "How to set up and use the Messages app on your Mac" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Black Ink' crossword puzzle app for Mac gets new modern design, Dark Mode and VoiceOver support, more" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "The Enterprise File Fabric solution now supports macOS Catalina" prMac 2:18 PM
  • "Introducing Focusplan on the Mac App Store - A powerful Mind Mapping app" prMac 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards"  Apple 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Music Award Design Features Apple's Custom Silicon Wafer" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's first Music Awards will be headlined by Billie Eilish: Other winners include Lizzo and Lil Nas X." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Surprise New Product And It's Dazzling. Spoiler: It's A Music Award" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Live-streamed Billie Eilish concert to cap Apple's year-end app, game, and music awards" Macworld 10:00 AM
  • "Apple celebrates the best apps and games of 2019"  Apple 7:26 AM
  • "Apple names best apps and games of 2019" CNET 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Names the Best Apps and Games of 2019" MakeUseOf 9:30 PM
  • "Mario Kart Tour was the most downloaded iPhone game of 2019" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "The Best iOS Games of the Year Are 'Hyper Light Drifter' and 'Sky: Children of the Light' According to Apple" Touch Arcade 8:17 AM
  • "Two men arrested in Roseville parking lot after owner pings stolen Apple Watch" Fox40 TV 7:55 AM
  • "Suspected thieves jailed after owner pinged stolen Apple Watch to locate it" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Dutch politician faces three years in prison for hacking iCloud accounts and leaking nudes" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "'The Banker' cast and crew defend Apple TV+ film amid abuse allegations" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO on 5G, Business in China, Working With Apple" Bloomberg TV [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Oprah Sets Sexual Assault Documentary From 'Hunting Ground' Filmmakers at Apple" Variety 12:29 PM
  • "Towaga: Among Shadows Trailer — Apple Arcade" YouTube 11:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Music Site Genius Sues Google Over Alleged Lyric Copying: The music site filed the lawsuit against Google and company partner LyricFind on claims it has proof of the lyric copying. Genius is demanding Google pay at least $50 million in damages." PC Magazine 8:40 PM
  • "Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from Alphabet" Telegraph 5:10 PM
  • "Sundar Pichai named as new Alphabet CEO" Social Barrel 5:10 PM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865, 765 Mobile Platforms For Next-Gen Premium 5G Phones" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Qualcomm's larger in-screen fingerprint sensor could seriously improve security" Engadget 1:28 PM
  • "Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chips include two with built-in 5G: The 865 is the flagship, but the 765 is the real star of the show." Engadget 1:27 PM
  • "France seeks to drag rest of Europe into senseless trade war with U.S. over ideologically-motivated digital services tax" Foss Patents 11:09 AM
  • "Here's a first look at the Samsung Galaxy A91 — or is it the Galaxy S10 Lite?" Android Authority 11:09 AM
  • "Congress is split over your right to sue Facebook" The Verge 11:44 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook won't solve real issues: Critics continue to question the social network's power." CNET 11:01 AM
  • "Pablo Escobar's bro launches a $349 foldable phone. Its killer feature? Confidence: It's not an iPhone, it's better." The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Huawei's big rival to the iPhone 11 reportedly doesn't contain any American parts thanks to the US-China trade war" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple Awards, Intercontinental Payment Systems – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-03" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 141 – Pick 2: Reeder for the Mac and iOS" MacStories 9:51 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 320: Feels good in your brains" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "12.9-Inch iPad Pro, 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Displays Coming In Second Half Of 2020" Redmond Pie 8:16 AM
  • "Apple may be considering a new type of screen technology for its next MacBook Pro that would be immune to the biggest risk of using OLED displays" Business Insider 1:28 PM
  • "2020 iPhone Rumored to Have Under-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner Supplied by Qualcomm" MacRumors 1:28 PM
  • "Apple allegedly discussing Touch ID reinstatement, Mini LED screens with supplier GIS" AppleInsider 2:18 PM
  • "Apple could launch iPhone with Qualcomm-built in-display fingerprint sensor in 2020" Neowin 5:11 PM
  • "You can no longer turn back from iOS 13.2.3" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "iOS 13.2.3 Downgrade To iOS 13.2.2 Is No Longer Possible After Apple Stopped Signing The Firmware" Redmond Pie 11:19 AM
  • "Apple wins a an Advanced 3D Face ID System using an Eye Tracking System and more" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "Apple granted 'eye and head tracking' patent involving 'Apple Glasses" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Gaze Tracking System that could one day Assist in controlling aspects of an iMac, MacBook & more" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "Apple files for patent for a Mac laptop with more touchscreen features" Apple World Today 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Next-Gen Magic Mouse, Perhaps the Magic Mouse Pro" Patently Apple 10:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro GPUs versus 15-inch MacBook Pro GPUs" Bare Feats 12:34 PM
  • "'Servant' review: A deliciously creepy thriller that creeps along" Macworld 9:51 AM
  • "Hala on Apple TV Plus: A missed opportunity to shatter Muslim stereotypes" CNET 7:48 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add family members to your Apple Music subscription: Confused about adding your family members to Apple Music? Here's what to do" Digital Trends 9:31 PM
  • "How to clean your AirPods or AirPods Pro case" Digital Trends 6:46 PM
  • "How to use the iPhone's Health app" The Verge 2:39 PM
  • "An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail: Reclaim control of your email — and your life — with the flip of a single virtual switch." Computerworld 1:28 PM
  • "How to Disable Auto-Brightness in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" OS X Daily 1:28 PM
  • "How to add trusted phones to your Apple ID two-factor authentication" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Word for Android (and iOS) cheat sheet" Computerworld 7:48 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Next Year's Radical MacBook Pro Will Have To Wait For The iPad" Forbes 7:57 PM
  • "Apple's music award is perfectly Apple: It's very Apple, and that's the idea."  Fast Company 2:39 PM
  • "Apple could adopt Samsung's strategy and launch iPhones in both Spring and Fall" Android Authority 2:16 PM
  • "A glimpse at what Apple may introduce in 2020" Apple Must 12:29 PM
  • "Portability and Interoperability" Stratechery 10:03 AM
  • "Opinion: The butterfly keyboard class action lawsuit deserves to succeed"  9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's Pro Display XDR sets the bar for pro displays: And suggests the importance of the creative industries to Apple's wider plans"  Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Don't buy these Apple products — Holiday 2019 edition" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch Diary: Express Transit, a tiny feature that makes a big difference" 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Cherished traditions: Where are the iPhone production cut rumors?" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "Which Streaming Service Will Stay On Top? Maybe Not Netflix." Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Why I may dump Apple in 2020... and why you should consider it too: My love affair with Apple began with an iPod nano. I now own an iPhone, an Apple Watch, an iPad Pro, and a MacBook Pro. And I'm no longer happy." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Cassandra -Tuesday Diversion: Unwelcome Changes -(2) iOS and iPadOS Photos Editing" eXtensions 7:19 AM
  • "Cassandra -Tuesday Diversion: Unwelcome Changes -(1) iPhone 11 Pro Camera" eXtensions 7:19 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL review: An excellent phone in a strengthening field" New Atlas 6:46 PM
  • "Google Stadia review: The future of gaming is here... but far too early [Video] 9to5Google 11:44 AM
  • "Imminent Methods" Rixstep 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Otterbox Launches EXO Edge Case for Apple Watch" iClarified 1:25 PM
  • "Experience Mega Value With New Canon PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printer" PRNewswire 11:39 AM
  • "Google Photos launches private messaging for quickly sharing photos" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "Google Photos adds a chat feature to its app" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Google's great Photos app is now a chat app, too" BGR 6:45 PM
  • "Microsoft To Do for iOS gets push notifications for shared lists" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Unc0ver jailbreak updated to v3.7.0 beta 4 with minor changes" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "9to5Mac Gift Guide: Best accessories to enjoy Apple Arcade and Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Sony brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to select 2018 and 2019 TVs" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'/Name would indicate April 2020 release but past upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark" Tech Central 10:40 AM
  • "A bug in Microsoft's login system put users at risk of account hijacks" TechCrunch 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft: Malware, ransomware, and cryptominer detections are down in 2019/Phishing and DDoS attacks are up, Microsoft security Stats reveal." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Why this investment firm is pushing Microsoft to put an employee on the tech giant's board" GeekWire 11:43 AM
  • "PyXie RAT Trojan Malware Steals Credentials, Keylogs, Records Videos On Target Windows PCs" HotHardware 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Fixes Flaw Threatening Azure Accounts: Researchers detail a bug they found in some of Microsoft's OAuth 2.0 applications." Dark Reading 10:40 AM
  • "AMD's CPU sales surge in Germany, leaving Intel in the dust" The Inquirer 5:53 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Adrenalin 19.12.1 driver adds Radeon RX 5300M support, fixes RX 5700 stuttering" Game Debate 6:36 AM
  • "AMD Athlon 3000G" Guru3D 6:36 AM
  • "Intel and MediaTek team up to deliver 5G modems for PCs" ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "Intel finalizes sale of its smartphone modem business to Apple: Intel has officially announced that it has completed the sale of the majority of its smartphone modem business to Apple." Pocketnow 6:39 AM
  • "Intel Xe GPUs could be in trouble with rumors hinting at possible delays: Apparently progress isn't going well, and Xe's efficiency is relatively low compared to rivals" TechRadar UK 6:39 AM
  • "HP adds 12-inch and 14-inch Chromebook x360 to its lineup in India" TechRadar UK 6:34 AM
  • "HPE planning to turn balancing on-premises and cloud environments into point-and-click adventures" The Register 10:38 AM
  • "Bill Scannell Set To Lead Dell's New Combined Sales Organization: 'How can this not be a great thing for partners? The EMC and Dell channel has seen incredible growth under Billy Scannell's leadership,' says Joe Staiber, vice president of sales for Dell Platinum partner Melillo Consulting." CRN 6:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL shares slide as trade tensions increase between the US and China" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Has Biggest Drop Since August" Bloomberg 2:28 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fall after Trump says China deal may be best after 2020 election: U.S. stocks suffer third straight day of declines" MarketWatch 4:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down After Trump Says U.S.-China Trade Pact May Come After Election: President Donald Trump remarks that a U.S.-China trade agreement may have to wait until after next year's presidential elections have stocks broadly under pressure." TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Stock Futures: Check Premarket Prices For Dow Futures, S&P 500 Futures, Nasdaq Futures" Investor's Business Daily 5:00 PM
  • "Dow falls 280 points as Trump says China trade deal can wait: Trump's trade comments shake investor confidence" FOXBusiness 5:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide After Trump Signals Further Delays to China Deal: President Trump says he has 'no deadline' for a trade agreement with China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:02 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets fall as global trade tensions rise: Nikkei retreats, bank stocks fall in Australia as central banks keeps rates unchanged" MarketWatch 7:24 AM
  • "European stocks crawl higher after Monday's selloff: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:27 AM

 
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