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Tuesday Highlights: TechCrunch reporting the App Store is being plagued by "scammers ... taking advantage of subscriptions in order to trick users into signing up for expensive and recurring plans"; Apple apologizes to China for account hacks, does clarify that those affected did not enable two-factor authentication—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; settlement in works between Qualcomm and the FTC over antitrust; all signs point to iPhone XR being "massive smash hit"; Market Realist saying "iPhone customer loyalty is on the rise"; New Yorkers rejoice as Apple fixes bagel emoji; MySmartPrice reporting exclusive images of next iPad Pro case; CNET compares cameras of iPhone XS and Pixel 3.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Culture Quest Leaves Beats Headphones Behind" ["The tech giant hasn't made many updates to the product and even failed to mention Beats last week at its Fall preview event. Is Apple leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"]  Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Bringing iPhone Assembly to U.S. Would Be a Hollow Victory for Trump: The president's tariffs on Chinese imports could hurt Apple without addressing the real challenge of China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Selling Its High-End Phones First"  Investopedia 8:22 AM
  • "How Apple Can Mitigate Risk of iPhone XR Cannibalizing the XS" The Motley Fool 9:26 AM
  • "Inside Apple's iPhone Xs Camera Technology: Apple's latest imaging system takes hardware, software, a neural engine, and trillions computations to produce images that rival DSLR quality."  Medium 11:08 AM
  • "Connecting the Apple Dots: Apple is following a clear and defined product strategy. Last week, Apple provided the latest look at this strategy by unveiling new iPhones and a redesigned Apple Watch. These products represent clues that help paint a picture of where Apple is headed."  Above Avalon 10:56 AM
  • "Apple And Amazon At A Trillion Dollar: Looking Back And Looking Forward" Seeking Alpha 7:36 AM
  • "Australian Teen Who Hacked Apple to Face Sentencing Next Week" Bloomberg 12:06 PM
  • "Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate: Class action lawsuit over iOS 6 snafu allowed to move ahead" The Register 3:14 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple tight-lipped on removal of Freedom and other content-blocking apps: Changes in policies have affected ad blockers, antivirus apps, and an anti-distraction tool, but Apple hasn't spoken publicly about which apps are permitted." Fast Company 2:54 PM
  • "Marco Rubio wants Apple to shed light on data-stealing Mac app" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "The enterprise guide to the September 24 'Mojave' upgrade" Computerworld 7:23 AM
  • "Apple introduces new data recovery process for Macs with T2 chip" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "RapidWeaver 8 review: Device simulator can't replace true WYSIWYG editing" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "What's that weird app folder doing in your iCloud storage?" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
Op/Ed
  • "The question is no longer 'if' but when you'll try something other than macOS or Windows" hittingthesweetspot 7:34 AM
  • "What Matters—Vulkan Graphics API is World's First with Formal Memory Model" Architosh 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jamf acquires NoMAD to assist IT departments with Active Directory integration" 9to5Mac 11:47 AM
  • "Timing app for macOS updated with improved design, dark mode, Chinese localization, more" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "There's now a movie about Final Cut Pro X, with free premiere tickets up for grabs" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "New Product Release: Pomfort Introduces the Silverstack Offload Manager" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Good News—Epic Extends Free Unreal Studio Beta Till Sep 2019" Architosh 7:26 AM
  • "Open Map 1.0.2 bring over 60 types of OpenLayer maps on Mac and iOS and save on disk as PDF and other formats" Tension Software 7:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Designs Are More Than What You Might Think"  Cool Hunting 8:07 AM
  • "How Apple's Awesome Motion Watch Faces Are Made: Sometimes doing things the hard way is the right way." Hodinkee 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4's ECG Functionality to Canadian Market" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Apple working on Canadian approval for Apple Watch Series 4's EKG tech" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Customers begin lining up at Apple stores for Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone XS" 9to5Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Massive lines form at Apple stores for iPhone XS launch" Cult of Mac 4:51 PM
  • "Apple is secretly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data"  The Independent 8:22 AM
  • "Apple gives you a TRUST rating – and it's based on your phone call and email habits" The Sun 11:12 AM
  • "iPhone XS reviews mostly conceding that Pixel 2 camera is better" Android Authority 8:10 AM
  • "They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware/A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group's powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide."  Motherboard 11:07 AM
  • "Jon M. Chu Shot This Short Film Entirely on an iPhone XS Max" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Chris Evans to Star in Straight-to-Series Drama 'Defending Jacob' for Apple" Variety 5:16 PM
  • "Apple introduces a glorious Bitcoin glyph in iOS 12: 'Siri, what's the price of Bitcoin today?'" The Next Web 8:29 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children's Data" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:57 PM
  • "Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 PM
  • "NY court overturns $115 million patent judgment against Samsung" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Twitch is now blocked in China: After a flurry of downloads as Chinese netizens wanted to catch the Asian Games e-sports competition" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "Amazon's new Echo lineup targets Google, Apple and Sonos" Engadget 8:11 PM
  • "Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer" Business Insider 6:28 PM
  • "Amazon Reveals New Alexa-Compatible Echo Speakers, Subwoofer, Amplifiers, Microwave, Wall Clock, and More" MacRumors 3:03 PM
  • "Amazon Wants Alexa to Hear Your Whispers and Frustration" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Wall Clock is an old-school clock, with an Alexa twist" CNET 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Plus stays $150 but gets clearer sound, temperature sensor" CNET 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon's new Echo Plus has a better speaker and temperature sensor" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "The AmazonBasics Microwave is powered by Alexa" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon's smart plugs put Alexa in every power socket" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump's travel ban" Business Insider 7:57 PM
  • "Google's China project unites angry employees and frustrated Congress" Axios 9:25 AM
  • "Android phones: Dialing 911 now automatically shares your location" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Get Ready For Some New Amazon Hardware" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa event will take place today at 1:30 PM ET" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions'" BBC 7:43 AM
  • "Newegg hacked, card information stolen for millions" Android Police 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 20, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:45 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 191: HomePod gets smarter, best iOS 12 features, iPhone XS anticipation" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Apple Watch for Android Phones, Notifications Tips - TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-20" The Mac Observer 2:54 PM
  • "205: Six Million Ham Sandwiches" The Rebound 11:10 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Some iPhone XS and XS Max Deliveries May Be Delayed Until Monday in the United States" MacRumors 7:46 PM
  • "Some iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max pre-orders potentially delayed until Monday, UPS indicates" 9to5Mac 8:24 PM
  • "User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS"  AppleInsider 7:00 PM
  • "First iPhone XS pre-orders arrive as sales begin at Apple Stores around the globe" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "iPhone XS Teardown Reveals New Single-Cell L-Shaped Battery" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone XS teardown shows single-cell battery, few other changes from iPhone X" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Orders Now Shipping After Erroneous 'Shipment on Hold' Status" MacRumors 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Store iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 orders now shipping ahead of Friday launch" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Early iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch orders are on the way to customers" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone XS Available in Apple Stores Friday at 8 AM Local" The Mac Observer 6:39 PM
  • "First iOS 12.1 public beta with Group FaceTime now available along with tvOS 12.1" 9to5Mac 12:10 PM
  • "Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1" AppleInsider 3:01 PM
  • "Jailbreak iOS 11.4.1 Might Be Possible Soon As Ian Beer Will Release His Exploits For It Soon" Redmond Pie 7:31 PM
  • "Apple's Work on an iPad Cover with Built-In Inductive Charging Continues with the Addition of a new Sensor" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at future iPad covers with wireless charging" Apple World Today 2:53 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To Fix 'An Error Occurred While Reading Writing To The iPhone' On iTunes" AddictiveTips 3:30 PM
  • "Can't update watchOS? How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 9:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Apple Watch Series 4 Reviewed: It's cohesive, it's ambitious, and it might just encourage you to reshape your habits and behaviors for the better." Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4: Both sizes, compared" [Slideshow] CNET 3:27 PM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max, XR specs: Battery size, RAM details revealed in new filings" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 review: Super smooth video without a clunky gimbal" Mashable 8:29 AM
  • "Review: With the Hero7 Black, GoPro looks towards stability" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 Black review: An action camera for the social age" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test" [Video] BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Capture Video with StarTech's USB-C Capture Device for HDMI Video" Apple World Today 3:14 PM
  • "LiteXim Aerobuds review: I've had better and I've had worse" iMore 9:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iOS 12 review: Less mess/There's plenty here for newcomers and longtime Apple fans alike." Engadget 9:23 AM
  • "watchOS 5: New Notifications Options and 'Deliver Quietly' for Apple Watch" The Mac Observer 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Books: What's new in iOS 12" iMore 9:42 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to get off the iOS public beta" 9to5Mac 7:17 PM
  • "How To Use Google Maps on iOS 12 CarPlay" MacTrast 5:22 PM
  • "How To Download Kodi On iOS 12 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 4:25 PM
  • "How to (Really) Delete Your iPhone's Built-in Apps" Lifehacker 3:27 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to edit, duplicate, and delete Memoij on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "How to use Animoji, stickers, and Live Photos in FaceTime on iOS 12" iMore 12:07 PM
  • "How to set up and use Activity sharing on Apple Watch" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "How to use favicons in Safari tabs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 10:56 AM
  • "watchOS 5: How to Enable Raise to Speak for Siri on Apple Watch" The Mac Observer 10:52 AM
  • "How to use pace alerts on Apple Watch while running in watchOS 5" iMore 9:23 AM
  • "How to use AutoFill Passwords with third-party password managers" iDownload Blog 9:23 AM
  • "Monitoring and Restricting Your iPhone or iPad Use With Screen Time" MacMost 9:13 AM
  • "Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence: Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "How to Create Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 7:26 AM
  • "How to Use the New iOS 12 Camera Effects in Messages" iPhone Hacks 7:26 AM
Tips
  • "What to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "iOS 12: 9 hidden features you should check out right now" [Video] CNET 8:18 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "MacBook Pro Discounts Suggest Imminent Release Of New Models" Forbes 7:45 PM
  • "It May be Awhile Longer Before Apple Watch Can Divorce from iPhone" The Mac Observer 7:30 PM
  • "The iPhone XR may be liquid Retina—but there's still one big problem" The Daily Dot 5:35 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4: Should you upgrade?" AppleInsider 3:01 PM
  • "WSJ author and research group who got iPhone X wrong now surfacing a cynical theory on iPhone XS models" Roughly Drafted 11:09 AM
  • "It feels like Apple is being cheap by not including an important accessory with the $1,000 iPhone XS"  Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "What a Hellish Experience it Is to Restore an iPhone"  Kirkville 8:28 AM
  • "The real winner: It's never Apple" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 12 makes older devices feel like new" Apple Must 8:01 AM
Non-Apple
  • "A barrage of new gadgets proves that Amazon is so relentless that it will even compete with its best friends" Business Insider 7:57 PM
  • "Amazon's latest onslaught of hardware proves it won't stop until it reaches every aspect of your life" Business Insider 6:57 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa Microwave Is as Dumb as It Is Brilliant" Gizmodo 4:51 PM
  • "Did Amazon Just Target All Dollar-Store Shoppers?" 24/7 Wall St. 4:09 PM
  • "Commentary: Alexa, stop! Amazon's smart home just sounds more and more like a lazy home" GeekWire 3:44 PM
  • "Yes, Amazon, I've always wanted to talk to my 1980s microwave" ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Alex Jones, the Blockchain and Free Speech" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:27 AM
  • "I switched from the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 to the $250 LG Stylo 4 and now I question everything" PCWorld 7:43 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps will now suggest a parking spot when you're close to your destination" BGR 8:43 PM
  • "Original 'PAKO – Car Chase Simulator' Gets iPhone X and iCloud Support" Touch Arcade 7:00 PM
  • "Audible brings its audiobook library to the Apple Watch" TechCrunch 6:15 PM
  • "'Cube Escape: Paradox' Mobile Game and Short Film are Now Available" Touch Arcade 5:22 PM
  • "The PowerVolt 3.0 is handy for charging two USB-C devices at once" Apple World Today 11:58 AM
  • "Best Smart Plugs for HomeKit in 2018" iMore 10:59 AM
  • "Date Virtual Girls in Augmented Reality on your iPhone" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Music on Android Auto is available to everyone: It's now out of beta." Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Music comes to Android Auto" Apple Must 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft 'must investigate child labour' amid claims children as young as SEVEN are mining for cobalt: Amnesty International has today claimed children are working 12 hour days in toxic dust, but alleges Microsoft has 'taken little action'" Mirror Online UK 8:21 AM
  • "PC sales might actually grow next year, thanks to Windows 10" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Goes Deeper Into AI, Mixed Reality" ITPro Today 4:08 PM
  • "Microsoft releases list of features being removed from Windows 10 October Update: It's not nearly as bad as it looks" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Dump your files to avoid crashes, warns Microsoft" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Amid Microsoft's GitHub buy, code repository site GitLab secures $100 million in funding" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Cumulative Update channel for .NET Framework" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "HPE, Cisco, Dell Brace for Tariffs, But Customer Impact Uncertain" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:11 PM
  • "How Qualcomm Tried and Failed to Steal Intel's Crown Jewel" Bloomberg 11:54 AM
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" Hexus 7:29 AM
  • "Intel co-founder's Silicon Valley pad goes on the market for $22m: Includes vineyard, a separate guest house and Chipzilla history" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" EIN News 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Back to the Past with Chipset Return to 22nm" eTeknix 7:36 AM
  • "Intel, Alibaba launch a joint edge computing platform" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost/A good card but too power-hungry and too hot." Eurogamer 7:28 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Gets New Trust and Transparency Capabilities for AI" The RIQ News Desk 7:34 AM
  • "IBM's open source Fairness Kit will put a stop to racist robots: IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence" V3 8:11 AM
  • "Larry Ellison: Oracle Will Ride Two Strategic Products Into Cloud Leadership" Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Alibaba wants to ship its own neural network silicon by H2 2019: Middle Kingdom calls for international AI arm linkage" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung plans to lower memory chip growth on expected demand slowdown: Bbg" Reuters 9:41 AM
  • "Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China" CNBC 6:23 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buy Apple Stock as Its Biggest Headwind Falls Off of the Trade-War Radar" InvestorPlace 8:23 AM
  • "Apple price target boosted at BMO" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 trade at records in broad-based rally" MarketWatch 2:33 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Set Record Highs as Wall Street Looks Past Trade Fears: Stocks rise on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 setting new record highs." TheStreet 2:33 PM
  • "Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent" Associated Press 2:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Investors Set Aside Trade Fears: Investors' focus on robust U.S. economy gives stocks a boost" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:32 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise, as Nikkei logs 5th straight gain: Samsung leads Kospi's gains, while stocks in China go limp" MarketWatch 7:54 AM
  • "Europe stocks book fourth win in a row: Materials and chemicals stocks lead gainers" MarketWatch 7:54 AM

 
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