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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

  • "iOS 12 seems to contain workaround: Qualcomm's Munich patent lawsuits against Apple's Spotlight search"  Foss Patents 6:56 AM
  • "iPhone XS Buyers Undeterred by Eye-Watering Prices, Few Upgrades"  Bloomberg 7:04 AM
  • "iPhone Launch Takeaway: Xs Max Demand Exceeds Historical Plus Demand" Loup Ventures 1:33 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest, Most Expensive iPhone Hits the Streets" Bloomberg Video 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's New Smartwatch Can Only Monitor Your Heart in the U.S." Bloomberg 7:03 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs Buys Large Swath Of Land In East Palo Alto" KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area 8:36 PM
  • "Google Working On Dark Mode For Chrome, But Only For macOS" UberGizmo 7:50 PM
  • "How to import Evernote notes to your Notes App on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple-owned Beddit to shut down cloud services on Nov. 15: Through a Friday app update, sleep tracker maker Beddit has announced that Beddit Cloud services will come to a halt for all users as of Nov. 15." AppleInsider 6:19 PM
  • "Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide: Customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook opens Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone XS launch" AppleInsider 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max released in Japan" Jiji Press 7:50 AM
  • "Smiling Apple fans show off their new haul of devices" Cult of Mac 6:30 AM
  • "Huawei Trolls iPhone Customers Lining Up By Giving Out Free Power Banks" UberGizmo 7:36 PM
  • "Huawei trolled people lining up for the iPhone XS in the best possible way" BGR 9:05 PM
  • "Apple's new mobile microsite has a spinnable 3D model of the iPhone XS" Mashable 6:21 AM
  • "Apple Stores Delay Some iPhone XS and XS Max Pickup Orders Due to 'Last Minute Logistical Issues'" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "New Suzhou and Eastview Apple stores open to iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 customers" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Apple advertises iPhone XS with microsite featuring 3D model that spins as you tilt your phone" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers" CNET 6:33 AM
  • "'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans" Android Authority 6:48 AM
  • "Apple shares photos of customers trying and buying iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Launch Day" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash appearing outside US in Messages on Apple Watch with watchOS 5" The Apple Post 3:19 PM
  • "Apple Still Has Underwhelming Share of Smart Speakers" Market Realist 6:57 AM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue" AppleInsider 1:15 PM
  • "How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be? Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense" The Register 6:29 AM
  • "Sony Mobile takes on Apple, Oppo in Taiwan with Xperia XZ3" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "TAG Heuer's new smartwatch is a steal at $198,000" Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 — Better You — Apple" YouTube 1:13 PM
  • "In Apple's hometown of Cupertino, a debate over the fate of an old mall epitomizes Silicon Valley's class divide" Recode 1:12 PM
  • "A Fond Farewell and Tribute to Former Low End Mac Writer Charles W. Moore" Low End Mac 7:19 AM
  • "MacPrices Columnist Charles W. Moore Passes Away After Long Battle With Illness" MacPrices 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter Bug That 'May Have' Exposed Direct Messages Probably Didn't Expose Anything" Gizmodo 5:28 PM
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs" ZDNet 3:45 PM
  • "Twitter bug may have sent users' direct messages to external developers" The Verge 2:43 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence hates the poor and disenfranchised" The Next Web 2:42 PM
  • "NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal" Ars Technica 1:13 PM
  • "T-Mobile starts to detail in-home 5G goals, plans to take on Charter and Comcast" The Verge 10:22 AM
  • "FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers: Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On: Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror." ["That's because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too. According to China's Communist Party, the system will 'allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step'."]  Science Alert 7:17 AM
  • "Android turns 10: Google's first Android phone was ugly, but important" [Video Report] CNET 6:58 AM
  • "EU's prime delivery of Amazon probe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
  • "For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 AM
  • "Vergecast: reviews of the iPhone XS, Apple Watch 4, and the Amazon event" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 21, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:01 PM
  • "MacVoices #18197: Jim Dalrymple On Using Betas, Stage Time, Apple Watch, and The Loop" MacVoices 1:47 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Unpacking the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch with Dave Mark" The Loop 10:19 AM
  • "Is iPhone XS Apple's worst 'S' phone? Catch the conversation this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "iPhone XS, Apple Watch preorder system at Apple retail stores down" AppleInsider 3:48 PM
  • "People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they can't get their new phones" Business Insider 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's AirPower gets mention in iPhone XS, XS Max manuals, may not be dead yet" CNET 6:29 AM
  • "New builds of iOS 12.1 beta released to support iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max" AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "iPhone XS Has an Upgrade Apple Didn't Mention" iFixit 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max have new power chip designed by Apple, extra antenna band" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max show off 'battery origami' in iFixit teardown" CNET 9:30 AM
  • "iFixit's iPhone XS and XS Max teardown: Like the iPhone X with a couple surprises/The iPhone XS has a wild new battery design." Ars Technica 1:13 PM
  • "Micron, Toshiba chips in new iPhones: iFixit" Reuters 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: A complete list of everything new in Apple's next-gen iPhone" BGR 7:52 AM
  • "Siri waveform animation on Apple Watch Series 4 responds dynamically to the sound of your voice" 9to5Mac 1:36 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "Hands-on: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes" AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "Hands-On With Apple's New 6.5-Inch iPhone XS Max" MacRumors 6:29 PM
  • "iPhone Xs Max unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 5:15 PM
  • "iPhone XS / XS Max Drop Test Video Puts Apple's 'The Most Durable Smartphone Glass In The World' Claim To Test" Redmond Pie 4:46 PM
  • "Unboxing and hands-on with the iPhone XS in gold" Cult of Mac 2:42 PM
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big" ZDNet 1:14 PM
  • "Hands on: Apple's iPhone XS Max is gorgeous, and a boon for photographers" AppleInsider 1:12 PM
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "Apple iPhone XS Max vs. Huawei P20 Pro: Clash of the titans" Digital Trends 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Watch 4 vs Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch Series 1: which is the best for you?" TechRadar UK 7:52 AM
  • "First Impressions From New iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 4" MacRumors 3:48 PM
  • "Hands on: 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch Series 4" AppleInsider 11:15 AM
  • "First Impressions From New Apple Watch Series 4 Owners" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "With iOS 12, the HomePod finally feels like a member of the household" Macworld 1:12 PM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 offer great sound in true wireless in-ear headphones" 9to5Mac 9:30 AM
  • "The Death of the Gods, book review: Power in the digital age/Demos researcher Carl Miller details how the internet has brought about profound power shifts that reach into every aspect of our lives." [Book Review] ZDNet 7:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12 Brings New Features, Improves Performance" Intego 1:08 PM
  • "How To Turn On Apple TV Using Siri Shortcuts And Voice Command" Redmond Pie 9:05 PM
  • "How to Use the New Parental Controls in iOS 12" Lifehacker 3:49 PM
  • "iPhone XS iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR — Guided Tour — Apple" YouTube 3:18 PM
  • "Beginner's guide: How to set up and start using your new Apple Watch" iMore 1:41 PM
  • "How to Leave the iOS 12 Beta Testing Program" OS X Daily 1:13 PM
  • "How to set up a new Apple Watch" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "How to transfer an Apple Watch to a new iPhone" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "How To Turn Off Zoom (Magnifier) On Your iPhone" macReports 10:05 AM
  • "Creating Your Own Memoji in iOS 12" MacMost 9:06 AM
  • "The Verge Guide to the iPhone" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone" iMore 7:15 AM
  • "How to Set Up Your New iPhone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "PCalc binomial functions—Part 2" Dr. Drang 6:56 AM
  • "Did you just get your iPhone XS? Do these 10 things first! Before you even peel the plastic off your new iPhone XS or XS Max, read this setup guide." Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "How to Automatically Create Strong Passwords in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 1:08 PM
  • "How to Set up iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max the Right Way" iPhone Hacks 1:08 PM
  • "How to Hard Reset iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in 3 Easy Steps" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Access Control Center on iPad in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Use the Awesome New Features in Photos app in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to make a conference call on your iPhone" Apple Must 6:15 AM
  • "iOS 12 automatically saves iMessage photos to your Photos library" Cult of Mac 3:06 PM
  • "8 things you'll want to try first with your iPhone XS" Computerworld 9:06 AM
  • "Doing a clean install of iOS 12 on your new iPhone XS or XS Max? Here's what you'll bring over and what you'll lose: What's the advantage of a clean install over a restore when upgrading to a new phone or tablet?" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone's Face ID isn't perfect, but you can make it better: Face ID has its quirks. Before you get frustrated, try these tricks." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Why I'm Swapping My iPad For A Kindle" Forbes 3:01 PM
  • "As Apple's HomePod reaches multi-million unit sales, is a cheaper version necessary to compete?" Roughly Drafted 11:16 AM
  • "eSIM smartphone market set for growth following Apple iPhone support" Telecoms 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri's next chapter"  Macworld 6:21 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 (Intel) First Impressions" Thurrott 4:44 PM
  • "Amazon's New Alexa Devices, Appliances, Speakers, and Cars" The Mac Observer 4:13 PM
  • "YouTube is failing its creators" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "Marc Randazza Is Fighting To Keep Nazis And Trolls On Twitter In The New Speech Wars. Here's Why." BuzzFeed News 7:56 AM
  • "Five ways 5G could change your commute" Axios 6:48 AM
  • "FoxTrot Classics for September 21, 2018" GoComics 9:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Posts New iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 Videos" MacTrast 5:16 PM
  • "Apple-acquired Beddit sleep tracker shutting down cloud service in November" 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
  • "A Roundup of Apps Updated for iOS 12 and watchOS 5" MacStories 1:13 PM
  • "Belkin unveils BOOST UP Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch with clean design" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "27 great apps you should download first for your new iPhone XS" Business Insider 11:00 AM
  • "The LAMPCHARGE is a handy tablet lamp and USB charger all in one" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Double the iPhone XS Teardowns = Double the Wallpapers" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week" 148Apps 6:57 AM
  • "Audible brings local audiobook playback to Apple Watch alongside watchOS 5" AppleInsider 11:01 AM
  • "Audible comes to the Apple Watch" Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 adds compatibility to iOS 12 and iPhone XS Max" DEVONtechnologies 6:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft HoloLens: Virtual Reality That an Adult Would Actually Want to Use" Light Reading 9:09 AM
  • "Shell mines Microsoft Azure for AI to digitally transform upstream and downstream operations" ComputerWeekly 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft says Skype will soon be available on Alexa devices" SlashGear 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Brings Skype Calls to Amazon Echo" MakeUseOf 9:04 PM
  • "Industry Insight: IBM on Multicloud Search and AI Strategy" FOXBusiness 8:57 AM
  • "IBM: If AI decision needs closer look, stay woke, and here's how" TechXplore 8:56 AM
  • "Adapt opens new HP Latex R-Series showroom" Print Week 8:50 AM
  • "Intel's chip problems will allow AMD to steal market share, Jefferies says" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "Intel's Shortages Chip Away at Micron" [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
  • "AMD stock gains after Jefferies boosts target due to Intel supply constraints" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 GPU Drivers Bring Performance Improvements For Shadow of the Tomb Raider On RX Vega 64" WCCFTech 8:33 AM
  • "Cisco releases fixes for remote code execution flaws in Webex Network Recording Player" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
  • "'Nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted': Verizon and AT&T are banking on 5G to connect every device on the planet to the Internet" Business Insider 3:01 PM
  • "VCs say Silicon Valley isn't the gold mine it used to be: On stage at Disrupt SF, investors agreed you no longer have to be in the Bay Area to win the startup game" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Taiwanese Apple Suppliers Concerned about High iPhone Prices" Market Realist 6:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow set for best week since July as stocks push deeper into record territory: Dow, S&P 500 coming off records that was blue-chip index's first since January" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Hits Another Closing High to End Record Setting Week: Nasdaq ends lower, while S&P dips after setting intraday high earlier in session." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "US economic boom drives Dow to new record" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Dow inches to another all-time high" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Rise as Trade Worries Dampen: Blue-chip index is on track for its best weekly stretch since July 13" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets rally and Shanghai Composite logs best week in over 2 years: Asian stocks markets on Friday registered strong gains for the day and week, with the Shanghai Composite notching its best weekly run in more than two years, extending on a rally seen overnight in Europe and the U.S." MarketWatch 7:37 AM
  • "Europe stocks score strongest weekly win since March, lifted by global rally: Buoyed by enthusiasm for global stocks, Europe's main bourse closed higher and registered its best weekly gain since March, adding another positive session on Friday with financials and major oil companies doing the heavy lifting." MarketWatch 12:29 PM

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