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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.

  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of giving its chip secrets to Intel"  CNBC 8:19 AM
  • "Qualcomm says Apple gave its trade secrets to Intel" Axios 8:19 AM
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Giving Its Intellectual Property to Intel: The chip supplier said Apple engineers used Qualcomm software and confidential files to help Intel engineers develop iPhone modem chips" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Secrets to Help Intel" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 PM
  • "Blockbuster Qualcomm lawsuit claims Apple stole modem tech and gave it to Intel" The Verge 3:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm says FTC motion aims to 'radically reshape [standard-essential patent] licensing in the cellular industry'" Foss Patents 9:06 AM
  • "Apple is the future of enterprise IT, Salesforce deal confirms"  Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "What Apple's 'background tag reading' NFC update means for you and businesses: The update could be transformational for everyday iPhone owners."  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "iOS Ownership Advantage: Music Case Study" ["Spotify still controls the global paying music streaming market with about 62% share, down slightly from 65% in Sep-17. Apple has grown to 34% from 30% in Sep-17. Pandora has lost share from 6% to 4%."]  Loup Ventures 8:07 AM
  • "Apple buys music recognition service Shazam" Memeburn 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Pay chief says Apple not out to disrupt credit card industry: Apple VP Jennifer Bailey, the executive in charge of Apple Pay, details the genesis of the mobile payments solution and details its ongoing success in a new interview." AppleInsider 8:59 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 to Developers" MacRumors 3:40 PM
  • "Apple releases first macOS Mojave 10.14.1 beta to developers: One day following the public release of macOS Mojave, Apple on Tuesday issued a beta of the operating system's first point update to developers for testing." AppleInsider 4:22 PM
  • "macOS Mojave Security Flaw Discovered: What to Do" LAPTOP Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "What to do when Photos for Mac says your external drive uses an unsupported format: A reader wants to shift their Photos library to an external drive, but received an unexpected error message." Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Inside macOS Mojave: Apple's Home app brings HomeKit to the Mac with limitations" AppleInsider 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's new Mac software cleaned up years of messy files that accumulated on my desktop in less than a second" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "macOS Mojave Patcher Lets You Install OS On Old Unsupported Macs, Here's How" Redmond Pie 3:41 PM
  • "The quick and easy macOS Mojave guide" Apple Must 12:02 PM
  • "How to make a bootable, external macOS Mojave install disk" AppleInsider 1:51 PM
  • "How to Convert Automator Workflows to Finder Quick Actions in Mojave" Kirkville 8:08 AM
  • "How To Scan Documents, Import Photos In macOS Mojave From iPhone's Camera Using New Continuity Features" Redmond Pie 3:51 PM
  • "Using macOS Mojave Dynamic Desktops" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to Record a Webinar on Your Mac or PC (In 2018)" Envato Tuts+ 8:30 AM
  • "Marzipan: I don't like marzipan. And I don't like Marzipan." Benjamin Mayo 8:00 AM
  • "We ranked macOS Mojave's new features from best to worst" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Where's the Mac version of Siri Shortcuts (formerly Workflow)?" Apple World Today 7:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Bluebeam Revu for Mac 2.0 Now Out—All New PDF Rendering Engine" Architosh 2:53 PM
  • "Firefox Monitor taps Have I Been Pwned? to inform you of data breaches" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Mac users get to join the OneDrive Files On-Demand festivities" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro: VMWare now supports DirectX 10.1 via the Mac's Metal graphics API." Ars Technica 4:23 PM
  • "VMWare Workstation 15 and Fusion 11 are Now Available" Thurrott 8:19 AM
  • "Money by Jumsoft joins the dark side with macOS Mojave" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "IGG Software Releases Banktivity 7" prMac 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone XS Max crushes XS in early sales, Apple analyst says: Demand for the larger iPhone is 'better than expected,' according to Ming-Chi Kuo."  CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Demand for Apple's Priciest iPhone Is Better Than Expected: Kuo" Investopedia 7:53 AM
  • "Amazon bites into Apple's control in the PC market" ACSI Matters 8:12 AM
  • "Customers Aren't Finished with PCs Yet, According to ACSI Data" Business Wire 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Devices Earn Highest Customer Satisfaction Score Among PC and Tablet Makers" MacRumors 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's Mac, iPad top PC & tablet satisfaction, but Amazon & Samsung close behind" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Music estimated at 21M North American listeners, converting at 2.5 times rate of Spotify" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Bud Tribble to Offer Support for 'Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation' at Senate Hearing on Wednesday" MacRumors 12:15 PM
  • "Samsung outraces Apple to become top smartphone vendor in Taiwan in August" DigiTimes 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch's new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble: Lawyers play out new privacy scenarios created by the Series 4's auto-alert feature."  Ars Technica 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Watch fall detection might get you arrested" Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Safari's 'Siri Suggested' Search Results Highlighted Conspiracy Sites And Fake News" BuzzFeed News 1:54 PM
  • "Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites': Apple this week removed references to questionable online content from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites' feature after an investigation found the service surfacing articles and video relating to conspiracy theories, 'fake news' and other sensationalist items." AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "Everybody beats up Facebook over fake news, but Siri can help Safari surface plenty of it too" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Watch iPhone XS thief get pinned to floor after SIX robbers are caught robbing Apple Store in broad daylight" The Sun 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Store robbery suspect caught by security" Cult of Mac 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Linux 'Mutagen Astronomy' security flaw impacts Red Hat and CentOS distros" ZDNet 6:20 PM
  • "AI-produced artwork is moving from the fringes into the high art world" Recode 10:13 AM
  • "Google Search Overhauled With Google Lens, Discovery Tools And Media-Heavy Results" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google proposes data privacy framework ahead of US Senate hearing" ZDNet 2:00 PM
  • "Google is revamping search on its 20th anniversary — here are the most exciting new features" The Next Web 7:49 AM
  • "UK newsapper industry wants Google and Facebook to pay journalism tax" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Instagram's co-founders have resigned from Facebook" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "The case that Russia is winning the cyberwar" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Live Wallpapers Leaked; Now Available to Download Here [Exclusive] MySmartPrice 7:27 AM
  • "iPhone XS First Impressions -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-25" The Mac Observer 1:13 PM
  • "Can Google make the web faster without taking over the web? Google's Malte Ubl on The Vergecast" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "A Modern Approach To Video Education with Chicago Summer Stories" 8:11 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 80 – Our Favorite Apps with iOS 12 Features (Part 2)" MacStories 8:08 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 258: Initial impressions of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "We don't know whether we are coming or going with all the recent new stuff from Apple." The MT Show 7:29 AM
  • "Apple reportedly shifting more iPhone XR orders to Foxconn from Pegatron, says paper"  DigiTimes 7:41 AM
  • "Apple shifts iPhone XR assembly orders from Pegatron to Foxconn" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple switching up orders for iPhone XR to avoid delays" Cult of Mac 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max dogged by battery and wireless complaints"  VentureBeat 9:01 AM
  • "New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception" ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "Apple iPhone XS And XS Max Owners Complain Of Bad Wi-Fi, Cellular Reception" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "iPhone XS Max vs iPhone X: Apple's latest flagship's display sets new records/iPhone XS Max scores top marks for its display, 'considerably outperforming all its rivals'." ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Is iPhone XS battery life really better?" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple shaves cost from displays in newest iPhones: analyst firm" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XS And XS Max Owners Complain Of Bad Wi-Fi, Cellular Reception" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Teardown reveals big changes inside the Apple Watch Series 4: The inside of a Series 4 doesn't look anything like the inside of the Series 3." Ars Technica 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Models Have Nearly 20% Less Battery Capacity Despite Same 'Up to 18 Hours' Battery Life" MacRumors 3:37 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 has smaller batteries than Series 3, official specs show: An official spec sheet shows that despite what was claimed in a third-party teardown this week, the Series 4 has slightly reduced battery capacity versus the Series 3, even if it doesn't appear to affect running time." AppleInsider 4:23 PM
  • "'iPhone XR doesn't have a 1080p display?!' explained" iMore 12:12 PM
  • "Apple Granted Patents for the iPhone's Wireless Charging Module, Smart and Magic Keyboards, AirPods Case & more" Patently Apple 12:12 PM
  • "Apple working on Mac keyboards that are more liquid resistant" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM

  • "iPhone XS review: There's nothing excessive about Apple's latest and greatest smartphone" AppleInsider 11:10 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max Review: Hands On With Apple's New Flagship iPhone/Should you buy Apple's new super-sized flagship, or wait for the iPhone XR?" InvestorPlace 12:12 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XS Review: Excess at its Best" Time 11:05 AM
  • "A Weekend With Apple's iPhone XS Max: What's good, what's not and is it worth the price?" Bloomberg 7:53 AM
  • "Capturing a miniature world with iPhone XS Max" 9to5Mac 10:39 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: The camera makes all the difference/Looks like the same dual 12-megapixel cameras as last year. Trust us, they're not." CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Compare these iPhone XS vs. iPhone X photos" CNET 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Battery Life: The Results Are In" Tom's Guide 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 review: Sidekick no more" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Hands-on: Is a 60W charger good enough for all MacBook Pro models?" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement" TidBITS 10:02 AM
  • "iPhone Slow After iOS 12? Here's How to Speed Up Your iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:40 PM
  • "How to use the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 3:38 PM
  • "How To Navigate iOS 12 With The iPhone Xs, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR" Digital Trends 2:35 PM
  • "How to set up and use Dual SIM on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max" iDownload Blog 2:31 PM
  • "How to Master The New Voice Memos app in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 12:03 PM
  • "How to find if iPhone XS and Apple Watch 4 are in stock near you" Cult of Mac 11:11 AM
  • "How to Dictate iMessages in Multiple Languages from a Widget with Shortcuts" MacStories 10:39 AM
  • "How To Back Up Siri Shortcuts To iCloud On iOS 12" AddictiveTips 9:56 AM
  • "How to Turn On Your Apple Watch's Fall Detection" Lifehacker 9:16 AM
  • "How to Force Reset iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max [Tutorial] WCCFTech 8:34 AM
  • "How to Use Screen Time Controls on iOS 12" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Drive with Apple Watch and CarPlay? iOS 12 improves the experience" 9to5Mac 1:50 PM
  • "What's the difference between 3-D Touch and Haptic Touch?" Cult of Mac 1:50 PM
  • "30+ things I always do when setting up a new iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "See the new iPhone's 'focus pixels' up close" TechCrunch 6:29 PM
  • "Apple taking its privacy mission to the U.S. Senate" iMore 2:28 PM
  • "Surprise! We Kind of Loved the Apple Watch Series 4." iFixit 1:51 PM
  • "TechInsights Publishes Apple A12 Die Shot: Our Take"  AnandTech 1:50 PM
  • "Why did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?"  AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XS Max Teardown Reveals Further Vertical Integration" The Motley Fool 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Alienates the World's Second-Largest Smartphone Market" The Motley Fool 9:03 AM
  • "Why Fitbit's biggest advantage over Apple Watch Series 4 is sleep tracking, not fitness: All-day battery life is Fitbit's ace in the hole."  Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Small wonder: Suddenly missing the iPhone SE/If Apple did something then it must be a big mistake." Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Mirrorless cameras: Photography's new decisive moment" BBC 8:19 PM
  • "Who will win the future of payments?" ZDNet 5:20 PM
  • "This is our best look yet at this year's most surprising iPhone XS rival" BGR 2:17 PM
  • "Nintendo's new Netflix-like service for classic games is a shattering disappointment, but it's so inexpensive that you should try it anyway" Business Insider 10:01 AM
  • "Office 2019 vs. Office 365: What's Really Happening" Thurrott 7:59 AM
  • "10 years of Android phones: The ten most important handsets of the last decade" Android Police 10:04 AM
  • "Five major features your Android phone sorely needs" CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Comic: Happy Mojave Day!" iMore 8:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "1994's 'Doom II' Now Has a Battle Royale Mode Like 'Fortnite': Modders have brought 64 player madness to 'Doom II' and it looks incredible." Motherboard 1:53 PM
  • "New Free 'Meteorfall: Journey' Update Adds Demon Difficulty Mode, New Cards, and More" Touch Arcade 12:13 PM
  • "'Professor Layton and the Curious Village' comes to iOS and Android" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "First HomeKit sprinkler ensures the grass is always green" Cult of Mac 9:15 AM
  • "The New Instant Print Camera From Lifeprint Turns the iPhone Into a Classic Instant Photo Printer: Attaches directly to an iPhone to instantly print photos" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone Hits Milestone of 4 Million Downloads from iTunes App Store" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "'Monster Hunter Stories' Is Now Available on iOS in the West" Touch Arcade 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reluctantly releases Office 2019 to macOS and Windows 10 users: Takes aim at users who 'aren't ready for the cloud'" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "This is what's included in Office 2019, Microsoft's new perpetual Office license" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Office 2019 vs. Office 365: What's Really Happening" Thurrott 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 For Windows And Mac Released" Redmond Pie 7:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 released for Windows 10 and MacOS: For people who like to own software, not rent it" Computing 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new features for businesses in the Outlook mobile apps" Neowin 4:06 PM
  • "Microsoft And Partners Evolve The Modern Enterprise Desktop" Seeking Alpha 8:00 PM
  • "Microsoft 365 brings Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure cloud" IT PRO (UK) 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Search unifies searches across Office, Windows, Bing, Edge, and more" Social Barrel 7:05 AM
  • "Microsoft: Here's why we're declaring end of password era" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 will come with an upgradable CPU cartridge: But you'll have to wait until 2020 before you can do some swapping" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft, SAP Announce 'Open Data Initiative' to 'Eliminate Silos'" Reuters 7:19 AM
  • "Xbox One's mouse-and-keyboard era will begin in 'coming weeks,' Microsoft says: Developers will be able to choose whether to support KB+M controls in their games." Ars Technica 7:05 PM
  • "Microsoft adds Xbox One keyboard and mouse support, partners with hardware maker Razer" GeekWire 7:05 PM
  • "Intel squeezes 1.5TB capacity out of its Optane 905p SSD: It's likely to be wallet-punching expensive" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Latest Silicon Photonics Technology" The Financial 7:18 AM
  • "How Good is the Intel Core i7 for Gaming?" Appuals 7:18 AM
  • "Qualcomm claims Apple shared tech with Intel" BBC 11:47 AM
  • "Why Dell is Reportedly Reconsidering Another IPO/NEWS ANALYSIS: Company officials are talking about going public through an IPO after hedge funds balk at a proposal to buy tracking stock tied to VMware, reports say." eWeek 7:04 PM
  • "Dell EMC PowerEdge R840 review: A pint-sized powerhouse/Dell EMC delivers a small rack server with a huge Xeon Scalable heart" IT PRO (UK) 7:13 AM
  • "HP's Tango looks like a book, so you can hide your printer shame" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "IBM launches pretrained Watson packs for industries" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "IBM wants to bring AI to every workplace: IBM announced a major AI toolset, based on the Watson machine, that aims to help businesses in nine industries." ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "IBM to release tailor-made Watson AI packages for business" IT PRO (UK) 7:18 AM
  • "Amazon computing device satisfaction fares well, Dell falls, Windows gains, says ACSI" ZDNet 9:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL share buybacks helping longest-running bull market in US stock market history" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock gauges close mostly lower as Fed decision looms: Nasdaq bucks trend to rise for second day" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Dow Slips, Nasdaq Gains Ahead of Fed Decision Wednesday: The Dow ended lower, while the Nasdaq rose Tuesday after President Trump's UN speech fanned trade-war fears and amid rising oil prices ahead of the Fed's decision on interest rates Wednesday." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Consumer confidence hovers around 18-year high" FOXBusiness 3:50 PM
  • "Global stocks turn higher, price of oil keeps rising" Associated Press 7:28 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher as Oil, Energy Stocks Extend Gains: President Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in signed a renegotiated free-trade agreement at the U.N." [Paid Membership Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Trade news keeps a lid on Asian stocks as holiday-week doldrums persist: Japan's Nikkei is rare gainer as South Korea-U.S. alliance has limited impact on region's stock markets" MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "Deal news lifts Sky, Randgold, but trade worries halt Stoxx Europe 600's win streak: Pound climbs on Brexit developments" MarketWatch 7:29 AM

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