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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.

  • "Apple 'Security Loophole' Exposes Business Wi-Fi Passwords To Hackers"  Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "MDM Me Maybe: Device Enrollment Program Security" ["In our research, we found that in order to retrieve the DEP profile for an Apple device, the DEP service only requires the device serial number to be supplied to an undocumented DEP API."]  Duo Security 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Device Enrollment Program has a flaw that lets you into iPhones and MacBooks: Security researchers found a problem with Apple products handed out by work and school organizations." CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Security vulnerability in Apple's Device Enrollment Program could allow full access to corporate networks" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Easy to prevent Apple flaw may threaten enterprise security"  Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "Exclusive: Could take years to get Apple Watch ECG feature approved for UK, says regulator"  9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "ECG Feature on Apple Watch Could Take Years to Be Approved in the United Kingdom" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019" AppleInsider 10:53 AM
  • "Apple accused of unsavory business practices in 'Memoji' trademark lawsuit: A lawsuit filed on Thursday alleges Apple snaked the Memoji trademark from an Android app of the same name through a series of questionable behind-the-scenes moves, one of which allegedly involved the creation of a single-purpose LLC." AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Social Tech 'Memoji' Trademark Complaint"  Scribd 9:15 PM
  • "Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple's encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology: A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016." AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Apple issues first public beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave for testing" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "How to Install MacOS Mojave on Unsupported Macs with DosDude Mojave Patcher" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "How to use the hidden features in Apple's Pages for Mac" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
  • "How to use Continuity Camera on macOS Mojave and iOS 12" iMore 2:42 PM
  • "Using Desktop Stacks In macOS Mojave" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to leave the macOS beta program now Mojave has been released" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "NetNewsWire Diary #2: Switching to OPML" inessential 3:49 PM
  • "5 Most Exciting New Features and Changes in macOS Mojave" [Slideshow] iDrop News 2:33 PM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from September 2018" Macworld 8:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Updates Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 With New Features" MacRumors 12:36 PM
  • "Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.4.2 and MainStage 3.4 with new features and plug-ins" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Quantiloop Pro — Live Looper 2.90 brings a whole host of updates, new functionality and more" createdigitalmusic 5:56 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Five Apple Stores to Reopen This Saturday With Modernized Designs" MacRumors 10:26 AM
  • "California cops bust crime ring that nabbed $1M worth of devices from Apple Stores" TechCrunch 8:45 PM
  • "Palo Alto Apple Store robbed twice in less than 12 hours" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "The Qualcomm-Apple Battle Intensifies: Qualcomm is claiming that Apple stole its trade secrets for Intel" Market Realist 10:05 AM
  • "Apple's Screen Time limits are no match for determined kids: They're already defying parents with clever workarounds."  CNET 8:10 AM
  • "Kids have already defeated the limitations of Screen Time in iOS 12" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Apple hacking teenager avoids jail time for 'Hacky hack hack': He's now 19 years old. He's heading to university to study criminology and cyber safety." CNET 8:10 AM
  • "Teen Apple Hacker Avoids Jail in Australia After Serious Attacks" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Teen Apple hacker avoids prison in Australia: But his accomplice has yet to be sentenced." Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Market Forecast, 2018-2022" ["'Since Samsung's Note 8 shipments concentrated on the third quarter of 2017 and its shipments in the fourth quarter was slightly affected by new iPhone rollouts, Apple is able to regain the top position in the global smartphone market, surpassing Samsung, in the fourth quarter'"]  Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "A new iPhone ultrasound device, whose chief medical officer used it to diagnose his own cancer, just raised $250 million" Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Mueller spotted at Genius Bar appointment in Washington D.C." Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "David Hockney's new stained glass window was designed on an iPad" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "VW Trying Hard to Follow the Apple Business Model" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Kardia EKG after Apple Watch: AliveCor's future of remote patient care/Apple may be bringing electrocardiograms (EKG or ECG) to the masses with Watch Series 4, but EKG innovator AliveCor has more tricks up its sleeve with remote patient monitoring and machine analytics to detect other conditions besides Atrial Fibrillation." ZDNet 10:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "John Carmack: Oculus Quest will end up competing with Nintendo Switch" VentureBeat 2:25 PM
  • "Oculus CTO Carmack plans microSD and low-power support for Go, more for Go 2" VentureBeat 1:06 PM
  • "Athena Security uses computer vision to detect guns and other weapons" VentureBeat 10:57 AM
  • "Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive" Motherboard 9:27 AM
  • "The first phone with 10GB of RAM is coming: A new variant of the Oppo Find X with 10GB of RAM and a quarter terabyte of storage has shown up in China" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'" BBC 8:10 AM
  • "TomTom plans fleet-management sale to focus on maps battle with Google" Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Google makes it easier to keep track of travel research" Engadget 1:12 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Features Surface in Leaked Marketing Images and Videos [Exclusive] MySmartPrice 7:41 AM
  • "AWS4 Love, Design Meets Science, Apple's PG TV Dreams -ACM 481" The Mac Observer 5:12 PM
  • "HomePod in Hotels, iOS 12 Shortcuts -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-27" The Mac Observer 1:15 PM
  • "Podcast: Everyone unfriends Facebook" Axios 11:04 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 192: iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4, and macOS Mojave impressions" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "iPhone XR Receives FCC Approval Ahead of October 19 Pre-Orders" MacRumors 10:38 AM
  • "Apple wins FCC clearance for iPhone XR in time for Oct. 19 preorders" AppleInsider 11:04 AM
  • "Display Zoom accessibly feature returns to iPhone XS Max after skipping iPhone X" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Video shows overcomplicated iOS 12 bypass that allows access to some apps on locked iPhones" BGR 8:24 AM
  • "Video Reveals How to Bypass Passcode in iOS 12, But Don't Panic, It's Not Easy" iPhone Hacks 1:42 PM
  • "The iPhone XS Has Been Jailbroken" iClarified 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 5.0.1 Update for Apple Watch With Activity Ring Fix" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 5.0.1, a Minor Maintenance Release" The Mac Observer 4:54 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature In UK Could Take Years To Approve From Authorities" Redmond Pie 9:00 PM
  • "Swift Playgrounds could help users build controllable robots in coding lessons" AppleInsider 11:44 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals New Desktop System for Home & Office that uses Face ID, Landscape/Portrait Display Modes" Patently Apple 11:38 AM
  • "Apple patent is for an iMac/chair combo that would adjust to different individual's ergonomic needs" Apple World Today 11:37 AM
  • "How to fix iPhone XS LTE + Wi-Fi problems" iMore 11:43 AM
  • "How to Fix Connectivity Issues on Your iPhone XS" Lifehacker 8:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 4 is the full realization of what a wearable can and should do" AppleInsider 10:26 AM
  • "Review: The Apple Watch Series 4 Is a Welcome But Expensive Upgrade" Time 9:55 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 review: Small tweaks make a big impact" Engadget 9:44 AM
  • "Apple iPhone XS Max Review: 7 reasons to buy the smartphone (and 3 reasons maybe not)" GearBrain 8:32 AM
  • "Best Waterproof Cases for iPhone XR" iMore 7:24 PM
  • "Hands on: Jaybird's latest Bluetooth sport headphones, the Tarah" AppleInsider 2:24 PM
  • "Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth headphones review" The Gadgeteer 11:07 AM
  • "Razer Nommo Pro speakers review: versatility comes at a price" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Review: Woolnut, a better option than Apple's MacBook Pro leather sleeve?" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Speed, Security Improvements Make Apple iOS 12 a Must-Have Update" eWeek 7:09 PM
  • "ARKit 2 Review: Can I have my glasses now?" iMore 11:43 AM
  • "How to create your first Siri Shortcut" Cult of Mac 3:50 PM
  • "How to force quit Apple Watch apps" 9to5Mac 2:42 PM
  • "iOS: How to Turn off AMBER Alerts and Emergency Alerts" The Mac Observer 12:21 PM
  • "How to add cadence tracking to your workout metrics on Apple Watch in watchOS 5" iMore 11:43 AM
  • "How to Fast Charge Your iPhone, From the 8 to the XS Max" Digital Trends 9:27 AM
  • "Adding Device Frames to iPhone XS and XS Max Screenshots with Shortcuts" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "How to use the AutoFill Passwords feature on Apple TV" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "How to customize your battery health and usage view in iOS 12" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "How to connect an old DVI monitor to newer USB-C Mac" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "5 Frustrating Smartphone Problems You Can Fix With a Simple Dongle" Gizmodo 2:24 PM
  • "eSIM explained: why Apple's move could revolutionise phone plans" WAtoday 9:05 PM
  • "Former Apple creative director rips into 'needlessly complicated' iPhone names" BGR 9:08 PM
  • "Why Apple's Former Ad Man Dreads New iPhone Names" The Motley Fool 3:58 PM
  • "Someone intercepted my login info in DirecTV's iPhone app" The Robservatory 2:42 PM
  • "2 Industries Where Apple Could Buy Up Other Companies" Barron's 12:39 PM
  • "The Apple Watch's Best New Faces Are Missing Key Complications" Kirkville 12:15 PM
  • "Apple finally shares its automatic NFC launch capabilities, albeit in a very limited way" Computerworld 12:05 PM
  • "There are two important purchases you should make if you buy Apple's new iPhone XS or XS Max" Business Insider 10:38 AM
  • "The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare" Steve Blank 10:27 AM
  • "What I Learned From Having Steve Jobs Swear At Me: at least, at Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Every iPhone ranked, from worst to best" Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Apple News: Traffic, but no money" Six Colors 9:46 AM
  • "Your Notifications Are Lying to You"  Lifehacker 9:46 AM
  • "The Evolution of the App Store and the App Business"  Medium 9:29 AM
  • "Remember when people brought tents to Apple launches?" Apple 3.0 8:34 AM
  • "Will there be an October Apple event? Signs point to yes"  ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "Word to the wise: Apple's always-failing strategy" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "4 ways smart kids are already breaking iPhone App Limits" Apple Must 7:39 AM
  • "My Grudge Against Iomega and the Click of Death" Gizmodo 9:55 AM
  • "Integrity (Premium): I have a deeply personal story to tell. But it's not about me. It's about Microsoft." Thurrott 9:44 AM
  • "Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information" ["At this point I consider Facebook a criminal enterprise. Maybe not legally, but morally. How in the above scenario is Facebook not stealing Ben's privacy?"]  Daring Fireball 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One Printer" iLounge 7:31 PM
  • "Working out with Apple Watch? These smart scales sync weight with iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "Dropbox launches new Nautilus full-text search engine, powered by machine learning" iLounge 12:45 PM
  • "New program offers free accidental death insurance to Apple Watch owners" AppleInsider 12:05 PM
  • "$15,000 gold iPhone XS Max will break your bank account" Cult of Mac 10:58 AM
  • "Tech Folio Plus can be crammed full of tech gadgets — and look good while protecting 'em" Apple World Today 10:38 AM
  • "'Super Cat Tales 2' Will be Released on October 4th" Touch Arcade 11:48 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Is Finally Playable on iOS and Android With the Servers Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Season 6 Detailed With New Battle Pass and an Updated Island in Addition to More New Additions" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "Fortnite season 6 kicks off with massive changes" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Hexologic receives a huge content update with new levels, worlds and gameplay features" ["The update is free, now available on Steam and both iOS and Android, with Nintendo Switch to follow up shortly after."] MythicOwl 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Version 1803 Surges to 90 Percent Usage Share" Thurrott 7:15 AM
  • "Surface Studio 2 benchmarks position device as an all-in-one PC killer: Despite packing Intel's ageing 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPUs" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft shares more information about the impending update to Skype v8" Neowin 2:45 PM
  • "Now Microsoft Will Kill Skype 7 in November" Thurrott 5:08 PM
  • "Microsoft will end support for Skype Classic in November" TechCrunch 5:08 PM
  • "Linux now dominates Azure" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "What is Dell XPS 15 9570 with 4K battery life like?" Windows Central 7:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC HL6FM16005BT4 Dell EMC 1.56 TB Internal Solid State Drive for Federal Government — September 27 — December 31 2018" Lemon Wire 7:27 AM
  • "HPE ProLiant ML110 review" Geekzone 7:30 AM
  • "Europe's greenest supercomputer: Why energy-efficient HPC is on the rise" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Intel CPU shortage to hit launch of 9th generation Core microprocessors: PC builder Novatech warns that the Intel CPU shortage will cause price spikes and hit launch of 9th gen Core processors" V3 7:29 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPU Preorder Pricing Leaked" HotHardware 5:21 PM
  • "Intel releases Z390 on October 8th, 8-core CPUs two weeks later" Guru3D 7:30 AM
  • "Intel Opens Up Their Mesa 3D Continuous Integration Test Data To All" Phoronix 7:48 AM
  • "Should I buy a PC with Intel Optane drive acceleration? Ruth wants to replace her old desktop PC and is trying to decide between one with an SSD and one with an Optane accelerator" The Guardian 7:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing trade secrets for Intel: Apple allegedly provided Intel engineers with source code and tools to improve their chips performance on iPhones." ITProPortal 7:29 AM
  • "AMD reportedly set to grab 30 per cent of the desktop CPU market: Intel is still king, but Team Red is snapping at its heels" The Inquirer 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.9.3 driver rolls out with Forza Horizon 4 and AC: Odyssey improvements" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Zhaoxin KX-6000 8-Core CPU Aims To Battle Intel And AMD In The x86 Arena" HotHardware 5:21 PM
  • "Marsh To Offer Insurance Solution To IBM Blockchain Platform" Coin Newspress 7:47 AM
  • "IBM AI Toolset Release Is Tailor Made for 9 Industries and Professions" The Financial 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco DoS warning: Patch these 13 high-severity holes in IOS, IOS XE now" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "ARM's Cortex-A76AE wants to keep self-driving cars on the road: Spilt-Lock feature will help stop driverless systems from heading to Borksville" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "ARM's latest chip is its first one built for self-driving cars: It uses multiple CPU cores for speed and reliability." Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries Progressing with FD-SOI AI Chips" EE Times Asia 7:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "6 Reasons To Love Apple, According To JPMorgan" Benzinga 12:05 PM
  • "Apple stock rises after J.P. Morgan analyst initiates with bullish rating, $272 target" MarketWatch 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's services growth, continued smartphone domination key to stock growth" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Why We're Raising Our Apple Price Target To $250" Seeking Alpha 8:10 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes higher as investors focus on upbeat economic data: Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles after results; SEC sues Musk for tweet claiming that he had funding secured to take Tesla private" MarketWatch 5:10 PM
  • "Dow Ends Modestly Higher After Paring Early Gains: Stocks ended modestly higher Thursday, after giving back more than half of their earlier gains as investors digested the latest economic data and the Fed's rate hike." TheStreet 5:10 PM
  • "Value Vs. Growth Stocks: Growth Continues To Crush Value Investing, But This Big Risk Looms" Investor's Business Daily 5:11 PM
  • "America's GDP advances by 4.2% in 2Q" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb, Lifted by Tech Sector: Investors continue to parse the impact of the Fed's rate decision" [Paid Membership Required] 5:11 PM
  • "Asia stocks fall as Trump's digs at China prove costly for region's markets: Hong Kong commercial banks raise benchmark lending rates for first time in 12 years" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "European stock index posts modest gain as investors train an eye on the U.S. Fed: Daimler, Deutsche Bank under pressure" MarketWatch 7:57 AM

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