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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Forget the new iPhones: Apple's best product is now privacy/Under Tim Cook's leadership, Apple saw just how critical an issue user privacy would become. Now it's at least as important a feature as shiny industrial design or a nice camera."  Fast Company 11:05 AM
  • "With the iPhone XR and XS Max, the small phone is officially dead: Apple is tripling down on big-screen iPhones, leaving no hope for a delightfully small iPhone reboot."  CNET 6:49 AM
  • "Apple criticised for designing phones 'too big' for women's hands"  The Independent 6:44 AM
  • "The iPhone SE was the best phone Apple ever made, and now it's dead"  TechCrunch 2:32 PM
  • "There's One Big Problem With The New iPhone (If You're A Woman)" Refinery29 7:05 PM
  • "Apple prices iPhone to the Max" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:07 AM
  • "The iPhone XR shows Apple admitting 3D Touch is a failure"  TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhones are boring. Investors should rejoice" CNNMoney 4:32 PM
  • "How Apple got us to pay so much for the iPhone" CNNMoney 4:32 PM
  • "Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits: Despite their value in the grey market, security researchers are reporting bugs as part of the Apple iOS Bug Bounty program, and some are getting rewards." Motherboard 8:12 AM
  • "China angered by Apple's big iPhone event mentioning Taiwan, says it could hurt sales"  Business Insider 9:33 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking" Associated Press 11:29 AM
  • "How Apple's Safari Browser Will Try to Thwart Data Tracking" Associated Press 5:35 PM
  • "Google restores 'www' to Chrome URLs after user backlash: But not for long - they will be gone again by Chrome 70." ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Trend Micro Mac Apps Stole Users' Browser Histories" TidBITS 9:39 AM
  • "macOS Mojave fixes problems with DisplayLink multiple monitor drivers" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to fix a 1Password sync problem: A popular password safe sometimes disconnects from its vault." Macworld 9:34 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple demonstrates how complex it is to own digital content" Cult of Mac 5:16 PM
  • "Apple's unsafe Mac App Store is simply inexcusable"  Digital Trends 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "JAMF announces zero-day support for iOS 12, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Chrome 70 will support MacBook Pro's Touch ID for website authentication" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Google adds fingerprint support to Chrome on Android and Mac in latest beta" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW Codec" fcp.co 7:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What cardiologists think about the Apple Watch's heart-tracking feature"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:24 PM
  • "What the Apple Watch's FDA clearance actually means"  The Verge 6:42 AM
  • "The new heart-monitoring capabilities on the Apple Watch aren't all that impressive"  Quartz 6:36 AM
  • "Apple Heart Study data reportedly used to win FDA approval for Apple Watch ECG" AppleInsider 6:36 AM
  • "Why the medical community will be 'amazed' at Apple Watch 4" Apple Must 10:48 AM
  • "Apple has hired a top exec from a hospital chain to help run its employee health clinics" CNBC 8:23 AM
  • "Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Donating $1 Million to American Red Cross as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall"  MacRumors 8:51 AM
  • "Apple to Invest in Mangrove Forest Restoration Project in Colombia" MacRumors 7:12 AM
  • "Apple gives elevator pitch for iPhone XS with new 54 second ad" 9to5Mac 2:44 PM
  • "The evolution of Apple's iPhone: As the iPhone ages, it's important to look at how the now-iconic device has matured since its arrival in 2007." [Slideshow] Computerworld 11:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Scott Wiener Knocks Ajit Pai as Shill Over California Net Neutrality Claims" Gizmodo 6:02 PM
  • "Google's rumored 'Dragonfly' search prototype tied data to phone numbers" Engadget 9:16 PM
  • "Google's prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links searches to phone numbers" The Verge 4:31 PM
  • "US lawmakers say AI deepfakes 'have the potential to disrupt every facet of our society': They're asking the intelligence community to assess the threat from AI video manipulation" The Verge 2:33 PM
  • "The new iPhone's here, so Google wants to talk Pixel 3" TechCrunch 2:32 PM
  • "Twitter is so liberal that its conservative employees 'don't feel safe to express their opinions,' says CEO Jack Dorsey" Recode 11:04 AM
  • "A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Google Digs In Heels Over Global Expansion of EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten'" TechNewsWorld 7:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Framing Apple's iPhone keynote: Paging George Lakoff. George Lakoff to Apple Park, please" The Verge 5:35 PM
  • "A MacVoices Town Hall On The Apple Gather Round Event" MacVoices 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Watch as a Medical Device -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-14" The Mac Observer 2:24 PM
  • "iPhone XS, XR and Apple Watch 4 -- catch our unfiltered Gather Round event reactions on The CultCastCult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "More about the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Series 4 Apple Watch on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Episode #122 - What if Apple Does Stop Selling Downloads?" The Next Track 6:41 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS not quite as constrained as the iPhone X was at launch" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Shipping Estimates Begin Slipping" MacRumors 6:33 AM
  • "iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Delivery Times Quickly Slip in Early Hours" The Mac Observer 6:23 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 preorders begin today, Series 3 discounted to $279: A basic Series 4 costs $70 more than the Series 3 did when it came out last year." Ars Technica 9:46 AM
  • "Apple's Dual SIM tech is right place, right time: While only a few carriers will support Dual SIM at first, that number will grow fast. Here is everything you need to know about the new Dual SIM tech" Computerworld 10:48 AM
  • "How dual-SIM works with Apple's iPhone XS & XS Max" AppleInsider 2:44 PM
  • "Why the iPhone XR isn't coming out until October"  The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "iPhone XR delay likely down to notch problems, but can only work in Apple's favor" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Did Apple show off new AirPods in its September keynote?" Mashable 11:01 AM
  • "LCD display and software issues are behind iPhone XR's delay" Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "LG Display picked as second OLED supplier for iPhones: Electronic Times" Reuters 6:46 AM
  • "Apple seeds Shortcuts GM build to developers ahead of release" AppleInsider 4:31 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are all offering huge discounts on the iPhone X" BGR 3:09 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Polar Vantage: Comparing their heart monitoring capabilities" ZDNet 11:02 AM
  • "Series 4 vs. Series 3: Which Apple Watch is right for you?" Cult of Mac 11:51 AM
  • "The iPhone XR versus the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: Which is right for you?" AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "Review: Marshall Kilburn II is a rugged portable speaker for your inner rocker" AppleInsider 11:51 AM
  • "Review: FiiO BTR3 Bluetooth Headphone Adapter" iLounge 2:36 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to change camera format for videos and photos" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "How To Resume Recording A Voice Memo On iOS" AddictiveTips 5:16 PM
  • "How to get an Apple Watch on an installment plan" iMore 4:33 PM
  • "How to prepare iPhone and iPad for iOS 12" 9to5Mac 4:32 PM
  • "How to (virtually) try on both Apple Watch sizes with the Apple Store App" iMore 2:57 PM
  • "How to Prepare for iOS 12 Update on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 2:32 PM
  • "How to customize Control Center in watchOS 5" iMore 9:08 AM
Tips
  • "You don't need an app to read NFC tags with iPhone XS or XR" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Upgrading to iPhone Xs via Apple's Upgrade Program? Here is what you need to know" iDownload Blog 7:08 AM
  • "Technical Terms: Internet Meme" MacMost 9:06 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhone XS Hands On Review, Tim Cook Cancels iPhone Battery Offer, iPhone XR Delayed" Forbes 6:41 PM
  • "What Apple Watch Series 4 Means for Accessibility" iMore 5:54 PM
  • "The Best (and Worst) iPhone Xs, XR & Apple Watch Reporting" The Mac Observer 5:16 PM
  • "Thoughts on Apple's iPhone event" The Loop 2:44 PM
  • "What notch? Apple finds way to hide controversial iPhone 'feature'" Cult of Mac 2:34 PM
  • "Apple does not seem to mind using leaked photos of the iPhone XS in its official marketing" Business Insider 2:25 PM
  • "Apple has officially missed the boat on USB-C with this year's iPhones: If Apple won't commit to USB-C, why should any of its customers?"  The Verge 11:35 AM
  • "Apple's new pricing strategy: Is it good news or bad news for Android?" Android Authority 11:04 AM
  • "Comment: The iPhone Upgrade Program is great for Apple, less great for customers" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Talking Points on 2018 iPhone Announcement" MacPrices 9:34 AM
  • "The iPhone Xs: An innovation dilemma"  Macworld 9:34 AM
  • "Apple should not have killed off the pocketable iPhone SE"  GearBrain 2:31 PM
  • "No iPhone SE? No problem: This is the 'budget' iPhone to get" CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Will Apple Host Another Product Event in October?" The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
  • "New Apple Watch and XS series iPhones already in short supply" Apple Must 7:50 AM
  • "Comment: Sadly, all hope for an iPhone SE 2 is now lost"  9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR: The Reasonable choice/I think I figured out what the 'R' really stands for."  ZDNet 9:08 AM
  • "If I were to upgrade my iPhone X, I'd go for the iPhone XR without skipping a beat" BGR 7:13 AM
  • "Apple and OnePlus deliver bad news for fans of the humble headphone jack"  VentureBeat 7:11 AM
  • "XS or Xs or XS Max or Xs Max or XR or Xr"  500ish Words 7:10 AM
  • "A tale of two CEOs: Tim Cook demonstrates what some want from Elon Musk" The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "Cramer: The Apple Watch is like 'the gateway drug' to Apple's whole ecosystem" CNBC 6:44 AM
  • "The Quiet Demise of the Apple Watch Editiion" Kirkville 6:41 AM
  • "The Increasing Price of the Apple Watch" Kirkville 6:40 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh? Number of netizens in favor of the web drops, according to latest US study" The Register 2:34 PM
  • "Google should be sent to email jail for murdering Inbox" The Next Web 6:49 AM
  • "Stop calling Facebook's effort to fix itself an 'arms race'" The Verge 6:31 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "iPad magician pranks mall goers with snakes" Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps beta adds iOS 12 CarPlay support, here's what it looks like" 9to5Mac 4:33 PM
  • "Cheapskate Apple Stops Bundling 3.5mm Dongles With Older iPhones, Would Rather You Pay $9" HotHardware 4:25 PM
  • "Totallee launches the thinnest cases for iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, and iPhone XR" 9to5Mac 2:34 PM
  • "iPhone XR includes 12 colorful new wallpapers, download them here [Gallery] 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
  • "#JustCode Challenge Week 13 – Xojo Speed" Xojo Blog 8:07 AM
  • "The best Apple TV educational apps for adults to continue learning" iDownload Blog 7:12 AM
  • "Affinity Photo for iPad gets major new update headlined by enhanced gestures" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "AT&T Announces Details on New Apple Products on the Nation's Best Network: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 arrive at AT&T on Sept. 21" PRNewswire 6:48 AM
  • "Waze begins private beta testing of CarPlay iOS 12 update" 9to5Mac 6:43 AM
  • "Liberate Kekanda In New Casual Strategy Game Tiny Battle Simulator" prMac 5:16 PM
  • "Hitcase Waterproof & Rugged Cases for the New iPhone Xs Available Now" prMac 11:28 AM
  • "Cradle the new Apple iPhones in WaterField's Fused Suede Case" prMac 6:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How long until Microsoft support for Windows 7 ends?" BT 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft and Network Business Systems team up to bring broadband to more rural communities" Neowin 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Lobe to help make AI accessible to everyone" IT PRO (UK) 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Pushes New Azure Offerings into the High-Performance Computing Market" InfoQ 8:40 AM
  • "All you need is Lobe - Microsoft buys another promising AI startup" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys AI Startup Lobe, to Feed Human Brains to Machines" Light Reading 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Antivirus Feature for Microsoft Office" Softpedia 8:37 AM
  • "IBM Joins The Yellow Pages Of Blockchain As Founding Member" RTTNews 8:28 AM
  • "IBM-backed blockchain Yellow Pages-style registry launched" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad E580 review: A well-priced 15-inch business laptop with a great keyboard" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "HP eyes custom orthotics market to push 3D printing systems: HP has teamed up with Go 4-D, a player in the medical orthotics industry, to distribute its FitStation platform around North America." ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "HP Envy x2 vs. Microsoft Surface Go: Which should you buy?" Windows Central 8:25 AM
  • "Dell's UP3216Q 4K monitor is now available for $930" TechSpot 8:23 AM
  • "Dell, Sikshana Foundation & Karnataka govt partner for digital education" Hindu Business Line 8:23 AM
  • "Cold boot attack puts Apple, Dell and Lenovo laptops at risk of data theft" The Inquirer 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K 8 Core Flagship CPU's Cinebench R15 Benchmark Leaks Out – Overclocked To 5 GHz Across All Cores, Massive Multi-Thread Performance" WCCFTech 8:21 AM
  • "Report: DRAM, SSD prices will tumble as Intel shortage continues" TechSpot 8:21 AM
  • "AMD may stop with 32-bit support Radeon Software" Guru3D 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Working with AMD on Cloud-Based Gaming" Softpedia 8:18 AM
  • "Cisco teams up with BSNL to power up 5G in India; to showcase tech possibilities in citizen services" Financial Express 8:15 AM
  • "Cisco to step up investments in Indian markets; to focus on 5G, entrepreneurship" ZeeBiz 8:15 AM
  • "Cisco signs agreements with NITI, BSNL" The Hindu 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco to step up investments in India; to focus on 5G, entrepreneurship" Financial Express 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco's Guillermo Diaz Jr. on His Trusted Advisers: The tech titan's chief information officer takes counsel from current and former colleagues, but Mom is the 'constant stream of water as I go down the path of life'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Opens Big Health Market Doors for AAPL" InvestorPlace 2:36 PM
  • "The New Apple Watch Leaves Fitbit Stock Without a Moat" InvestorPlace 2:36 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 extends winning streak to five days as stocks shrug off trade tensions: Wall Street's 'fear index' sees biggest weekly drop since April" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Flat on Report Trump Wants to Levy $200B More Tariffs on China: The S&P 500 closes higher on Friday for its fifth consecutive day of gains." TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "US stock market mixed as trade worries return" FOXBusiness 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks Hang On to Weekly Gains: DJIA, S&P 500 edge higher on Friday, while Nasdaq slips" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:34 PM
  • "Nikkei notches 7-month high as Asia markets continue to rise: Asian markets largely rallied Friday as investors took a more upbeat view of the global trade situation after the White House extended an invitation to China for fresh trade talks." MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "Europe stocks set to log weekly gains, but Danske Bank under pressure: European stocks were set to close the week on a positive note Friday, though losses in the financial sector were keeping a lid on gains as Danske Bank AS tumbled on news of a U.S. probe." MarketWatch 11:41 AM

 
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