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Weekend Highlights: Motley Fool looks at the rise of Amazon's music side and the threat it poses to Apple and Spotify; Dan Moren thinks Apple should simplify "complex iPhone lineup" this year; warning to Chrome, Firefox users over massive data leak; green light given by G7 to tax Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, others in countries where they make money, even if no physical presence; Apple has a beautiful new office in Vancouver; data can be scraped from iCloud, among many other services says Israeli security firm; alarm sounding over privacy fears from rapid adoption of doorbell cams; Google says will fix loophole in Chrome which tells sites when you're in incognito mode; TSMC eyes big growth thanks to 5G, Apple among clients; LAPTOP Mag reviews new 13" MacBook Pro; Rob Enderle likes idea of an Apple/Oracle merger.

  • "Apple tells Congress it found no signs of hacking attack"  Reuters 4:50 PM
  • "Apple tells Congress that it has found no sign of microchip tampering" The Verge 4:59 PM
  • "U.S. government sides with Apple and Amazon, effectively denying Bloomberg 'spy chip' report" Bloomberg 11:57 AM
  • "Department of Homeland Security chimes in on iCloud server spy chip allegations" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Homeland Security has 'no reason to doubt' China spy chip refutals" Engadget 1:10 PM
  • "DHS says it has 'no reason to doubt statements' from Apple and Amazon about Big Hack" iDownload Blog 11:03 AM
  • "Apple: Making gadgets matter" Time 7:46 PM
  • "A world of lives transformed by apps: A decade ago, Apple blurred the boundaries of work and play with app store's launch, and thai geeks are among the beneficiaries" The Nation, Thailand 8:47 AM
  • "Apple exec Angela Ahrendts bags $28m shares bonus" City AM 8:45 AM
  • "No, Apple hasn't activated a secret Mac repair kill switch - yet: It's still possible to repair new Macs featuring the T2 chip - for now. But given Apple's track record, people are entitled to be worried."  ZDNet 10/6
  • "iMac Pro, MacBook Pro third-party repairs still possible, confirms iFixit" SlashGear 10/6
  • "Could spies actually insert malicious chips into computer circuit boards? A manufacturing expert says it's possible"  Business Insider 10/6
  • "Apple and manufacturers: Qualcomm can't demand 'billions in royalties' while ducking patent-specific claims" Foss Patents 10/6
  • "Apple Fans Seem More Psyched for the New iPhone This Year: Apple may have reached a turning point, judging by an unofficial Morgan Stanley barometer."  Barron's 10/5
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs: A Visionary Leader Who Changed The World/Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs was the most inspiring and inspired individual I have ever met and worked for. Today precisely seven years after his passing his name is still synonymous with visionary, genius, innovator, and icon. He revolutionized the world with ground-breaking innovations with the personal computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad."  Forbes 10/5
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs, seven years after his death" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Apple Named Most Valuable Brand on Eve of Steve Jobs' Death Anniversary" Investopedia 10/5
  • "UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials"  Reuters 10/5
  • "Apple and Amazon hit back over China soy chip report" BBC 10/5
  • "Apple/China: chain gang" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Apple launched investigation into Bloomberg's China hack claims, 'found nothing': Apple reportedly launched a wide-reaching internal investigation into an explosive report claiming Chinese spies compromised its servers in what boils down to a complex supply chain hack, but came up empty in its examination." AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Google: Apple, your sneaky iPhone patching is endangering users/If I can find these bugs using public tools, think what baddies can do with secret ones, says Project Zero expert."  ZDNet 10/5
  • "'Highly plausible' Apple servers could be infected with spy chips, says former Apple hardware engineer" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "The secret history of Apple's Stacks: Shame they changed the name... Piles was more fun" The Register 10/5
  • "Apple left Intel processor management and testing tools unlocked for years" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Firefox gets support for Google's WebP image format, leaving Apple Safari as main holdout" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Apple Music review: An appealing streaming service with intelligent curation, a vast catalogue and good sound quality – Apple Music will tempt you to jump ship. Tested at £10" What Hi-Fi? 2:20 PM
  • "What's the best calendar app for the Mac?" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Do AMD GPUs run Metal Apps Faster under macOS Mojave?" Bare Feats 10/5
  • "How to Enable Dynamic Desktops in MacOS Mojave" OS X Daily 10/5
  • "How to master macOS Mojave screenshots [Video] 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "How to add your own Quick Actions to the new macOS Mojave Finder" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "A little tagging automation" Dr. Drang 7:27 PM
  • "There's never been a better time to switch from a Mac to Windows" Quartz 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox and Edge add support for Google's WebP image format" ZDNet 10/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How iOS can reduce your insurance premiums" Apple Must 9:00 AM
  • "Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies" BGR 8:40 AM
  • "iPhone XS Lineup Outselling The iPhone X / 8 From Last Year" Redmond Pie 10/6
  • "People are using Apple's AirDrop feature to send gross, explicit pictures to strangers — but there's a simple fix to protect yourself" Business Insider 10/6
  • "Apple helps Samsung surge to record profits"  CNN 10/5
  • "Samsung reports record earnings — and Apple's a big reason why" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "Man Creates Shortcut On New Apple App That Allows Users To Secretly Record Police" CBS 3 Philly 10/5
  • "The spectacular Louvre Apple Store is closing" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "The iPhone XS Max is in big demand, adoption data shows" Apple Must 10/5
  • "20-year-old court filing comes back to haunt Qualcomm in antitrust dispute with Federal Trade Commission" Foss Patents 10/5
  • "Apple stores will participate in EU Code Week with over 2000 Today at Apple sessions" 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "Apple offers free coding sessions across Europe for EU Code Week" Apple Must 10/5
  • "Apple quietly removes shady crypto-wallet accused of stealing users' EOS" The Next Web 10/5
  • "Here's how much Apple CEO Tim Cook spent trying to stop Donald Trump from becoming president" Business Insider 10/5
Non-Apple News
  • "Mobile payments surge among Chinese travellers: Alipay" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:51 PM
  • "Was Your Facebook Account Cloned In Last Week's Breach? Guess Again" HotHardware 4:17 PM
  • "Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable prime is" Business Insider 12:15 PM
  • "Photos of Google Pixel 3 installed apps, retail box, settings" 9to5Google 10:36 AM
  • "Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more" Ars Technica 10:36 AM
  • "[Exclusive] Google Pixel Slate Images Leak to Reveal Chrome OS Tablet with Detachable Keyboard, Stylus, Stereo Speakers" MySmartPrice 10/6
  • "Men are from cyberspace: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 10/6
  • "Study: Twitter isn't doing enough to combat 'fake news'" Mashable 10/6
  • "Amazon Called For Raising The Minimum Wage. Republicans Say It's Fine As It Is, Thanks." HuffPost 10/6
  • "Amazon fired an employee who shared customer e-mail addresses a third-party seller" The Verge 10/6
  • "Amazon fires employee for sharing customers' email addresses: Employee firing likely connected to investigation Amazon started last month after Wall Street Journal report that employees were selling customer data and deleting reviews." ZDNet 10/6
  • "Some Amazon Workers Fear They'll Earn Less Even With a $15 Minimum Wage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/6
  • "Nintendo Game Boy Case Patent Turns Smartphones Into Portable Consoles" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Researchers develop a computer that's fooled by optical illusions: Seeing like we do has big implications for AI." Engadget 10/5
  • "A 'Scarily Simple' Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customer Accounts at Risk" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "Your router might be very vulnerable to cyberattacks, new study says" Digital Trends 10/5
  • "Democrats draft an 'Internet Bill of Rights' to regulate Big Tech" GeekWire 10/5
  • "Nancy Pelosi's Internet Bill of Rights" Axios 10/5
  • "California Bans Comically Weak Default Passwords For Internet-Connected Devices" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Weak passwords banned in California from 2020" BBC 10/5
  • "Cult of Mac Magazine: 50 Essential iOS apps and more" Cult of Mac 10/6
  • "CNET UK Podcast 545: iPhone charging woes and First Man vs. Venom" CNET 10/6
  • "David Sparks Releases Field Guides On Siri Shortcuts and OmniFocus" MacVoices 10/5
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Hacking Humans" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "Managing Your Kid's Online Activity - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-05" The Mac Observer 10/5
  • "iCloud server spy chip claims, iPhone XS selfies, more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "Some Apple Watch Series 4 models repeatedly crashing and rebooting due to daylight saving time bug" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop" Engadget 6:24 PM
  • "Daylight saving time is reportedly causing Apple Watch Series 4 reboots" TechRadar UK 8:46 AM
  • "Luca Todesco has jailbroken the iPhone XS Max"  iDownload Blog 12:51 PM
  • "Apple's Massive Patent Application for iPhone X and its new User Interface Navigation Methodologies Surfaces in Europe" Patently Apple 11:03 AM
  • "iOS 12 now installed on 50% of active devices, outpacing iOS 11 adoption" 9to5Mac 10/6
  • "Apple is blocking third-party repairs on new Mac computers"  The Next Web 10/5
  • "Bait and fix: Apple is basically forcing you to get AppleCare for your new MacBook Pro/Pay now or pay later."  Macworld 10/5
  • "Mac software locks will hit third-party repair shops" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "Apple's proprietary software is blocking third parties from repairing Macs" BetaNews 10/5
  • "Apple Blocking Third-Party Repairs on the New MacBook Pro" LAPTOP Magazine 10/5
  • "Apple software reportedly hobbles independent third-party repairs: Any change which involves Apple's new T2 chip needs to be verified by software only Authorized Service Providers can get according to Apple documents." CNET 10/5
  • "Most iOS devices now run iOS 12 according to Mixpanel's data" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Apple to face iPhone pricing issue during transition to 5G" DigiTimes 10/5
  • "Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 Launches With Limited Quantities Available in Store" MacRumors 10/5
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 10/5
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 10/5
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 10/5

  • "The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Watch: iPhone XS Max versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in audio test" AppleInsider 11:25 AM
  • "What real people think about the iPhone XS: The reviews are excitable, but how do Apple's new phones look to real people going about their daily lives?" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone XS: Here's how it looks under the macro lens" [Slideshow] CNET 8:46 AM
  • "Google Pixel Buds review: Google enters the wireless earphone market - but are the Pixel Buds up to scratch? Tested at £159" What Hi-Fi? 2:20 PM
  • "I take back every bad thing I ever said about the Apple Watch" Business Insider 10/6
  • "Yes, your selfies look different on the iPhone XS. Here's why: Is there a so-called 'beauty mode' on the iPhone XS?" CNET 10/6
  • "What the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are really doing to your selfies" AppleInsider 10/6
  • "Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL price and full review leaks with iPhone XS Max camera shoot-out" GSMArena 10/6
  • "Top Apple Watch Series 4 features [Video] 9to5Mac 10/6
  • "InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard for Apple iPhone XS Max: Protection for your screen and your eyes" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key" Mashable 10/6
  • "Amazon's new Echo Dot vs. the Google Home Mini: Which sounds better?" CNET 10/6
  • "Sbode M400 Bluetooth speaker review: Waterproof, lightweight, and ready to rock anywhere" Android Central 10/6
  • "The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets"  AnandTech 10/5
  • "Apple's A12 Bionic comes close to desktop CPU performance in benchmarks: Performance improvements in the A12 Bionic chip used in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max has put Apple's in-house CPU designs on a par with processors used in notebooks and computers, one extensive deep dive declares, with the latest processor bringing the mobile chip line within striking distance of 'the best desktop CPUs.'" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "iPhone XS Gets Reviewed — A12 Bionic Chipset Being Praised as Being Nearly as Fast as a Desktop Computer" WCCFTech 10/5
  • "iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: It's time for older iPhone owners to jump on the X bandwagon/A faster processor, new Max size and camera improvements make the iPhone XS a compelling upgrade." Macworld 10/5
  • "Hands-On With the New Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4" MacRumors 10/5
  • "Surface Laptop 2 vs. MacBook Pro: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 10/5
  • "Review: Fiio FH5 Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors" iLounge 10/5
  • "Review: F-Secure Sense Secure Wi-Fi Router" iLounge 10/5
  • "Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch" ["One nice thing about the K600 is that it doesn't require any additional software, even if you're using it with a Windows PC or Mac."] TechHive 10/5
  • "The Alpha Glass Screen Protector is a nice companion for most iPhone cases" Apple World Today 10/5
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Turn Your Phone Into a Universal Remote: The best remote control you have is the one in your pocket. As long as you have the right apps—and you'll need a lot of them—you can control almost everything on your TV right from your iPhone or Android smartphone." [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Here's how to use an Apple Watch as a Walkie Talkie in WatchOS 5" Mashable 5:02 PM
  • "Here's how to turn on the Apple Watch 4's Fall Detection feature" Mashable 5:02 PM
  • "How to listen to radio on Apple's HomePod" Apple Must 7:51 AM
  • "How to Disable TV Notifications on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 10/6
  • "Tile Pro vs Tile Mate: Which should you buy?" iMore 10/6
  • "How to Flip FaceTime Camera in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 10/6
  • "How to Use Dual SIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR" iPhone Hacks 10/6
  • "Bad battery life on iPhone XS and XS Max? Here's a fix" Mac Kung Fu 10/6
  • "What iOS 12 'critical alerts' are, and how to turn them on" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "iOS 12: iPhone battery draining fast? Here how to diagnose the problem and get more battery life" [Video] ZDNet 10/5
  • "50 Years In Tech. Part 6: Different Apple Distribution Game"  Monday Note 6:43 PM
  • "NYTimes tech reporter calls BS on Apple data privacy" Apple 3.0 10:36 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft are both making a big bet on the future of USB — and they're both wrong"  Business Insider 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max for much less? Honor 8X wants to be your 6.5-inch budget alternative" CNET 8:05 AM
  • "eXtensions -Travels with Cameras, a Mac and an iPhone (2): The Dance of the Red Kites" eXtensions 7:51 AM
  • "iPad Pro Unveil Date: Exactly When The New Tablet Will Be Revealed" Forbes 10/6
  • "It's hypocritical for Apple to promote privacy while not offering a G-Suite alternative inside of Apple School Manager" 9to5Mac 10/6
  • "9 reasons you should buy the smaller iPhone XS instead of the iPhone XS Max" Business Insider 10/6
  • "What Steve Jobs Might Say to Elon Musk: You've got to grow up sometime." Bloomberg 10/6
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 - Why this new health feature could be a game-changer" Express UK 10/6
  • "Spy chips on servers? Lessons learned (and questions to ask)" Computerworld 10/6
  • "eXtensions -Travels with Cameras, a Mac and an iPhone (1): Return to UK" eXtensions 10/6
  • "Apple Insiders Say Nobody Internally Knows What's Going On With Bloomberg's China Hack Story: 'I don't know if something like this even exists.'" Bloomberg 10/5
  • "Apple's secret repair kill switch hasn't been activated—yet" iFixit 10/5
  • "iFixit finds third-party MacBook Pro and iMac Pro repairs still an option, at least for now" AppleInsider 10/5
  • "It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max" Cult of Mac 10/5
  • "The Apple versus Microsoft hardware double-standard rears up again with the latest Surface update"  AppleInsider 10/5
  • "91% of contributions by Apple employees have gone to Democrats vs. 9% to Republicans since 2004" MacDailyNews 10/5
  • "Up Close and 'Personal' with Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs" Low End Mac 10/5
  • "Tim Cook Tweets in Memory of Steve Jobs, Who Passed Away Seven Years Ago Today" MacRumors 10/5
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs" iMore 10/5
  • "iOS 13 Concept Showcases Windowed Apps, Dark Mode, Always-On Display, More [Video] Redmond Pie 10/5
  • "The HomePod's growing pains: If Apple can just figure out what it wants from the HomePod..."  Macworld 10/5
  • "Apple's Former Legal Chief Bruce Sewell Says FBI 'Never Heard' of Supermicro Allegations Last Year" MacRumors 10/5
  • "Chinese spy chip: The five reasons I believe Apple's denial"  9to5Mac 10/5
  • "Apple, Amazon server spy story is wake-up call to security pros"  Computerworld 10/5
  • "I'm very sorry, but you're going to have to learn to love the blockchain" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Google made some subtle changes to its smartwatch operating system, Wear OS — and it proves that a little bit goes a long way" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL, one year later review: The most consistent flagship" Android Central 10/6
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong: three days early: A local shop has somehow managed to snag a unit three days before the launch event." Engadget 10/6
  • "Are the Stars Aligning for Microsoft + Google? (Premium)" Thurrott 10/6
  • "Talking to Master Replicas' Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine: Hands-on at New York Comic Con" The Verge 10/6
  • "Facebook is using your personal data, here's why it's fine" The Next Web 10/6
  • "How Facebook polarized us during the Kavanaugh hearings: How the News Feed and Groups can push Americans in opposite directions" The Verge 10/6
  • "What Spotify can learn from Tencent Music" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Midrange phones get a bad rap, but could be your best friend" CNET 10/6
  • "AI on Android mobile phones still a work-in-progress: Benchmark results from researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich reveal that development of neural networks on mobile devices is still a hairy business, with frameworks that are incomplete, chipsets with mixed support for networks, and results that are difficult to benchmark reliably." ZDNet 10/5
  • "Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: A $50 smart speaker you'll actually want to look at: and listen to" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL reviewed in full, days ahead of the official reveal" BGR 10/5
  • "The Hardest Part Of Recovering From Tech Addiction: You Can't Quit The Internet Forever" BuzzFeed News 10/5
  • "9 things to expect from the Google Pixel 3 event next week" The Verge 10/5
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Axi0mX announces an update to his Alloc8 untethered bootrom exploit for iPhone 3GS" iDownload Blog 1:10 PM
  • "Halide for iOS adds new 'Smart RAW' feature, mroe" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "Fortnite rakes in $300 million on iOS in 200 days" phoneArena 8:47 AM
  • "Facebook Lite for iOS is now a thing" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "October 6: Gene Steinberg meets Rob Pegoraro, a tech journalist, and Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:51 AM
  • "Fortnite revenue explained: $300 million since release" 9to5Mac 10/6
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Super Cat Tales 2'" Touch Arcade 10/6
  • "Daily Dictionary's New Watch App Showcases the Latest watchOS Capabilities" MacStories 10/5
  • "Read TidBITS in the TidBITS News App, Apple News, Google News, and Flipboard" TidBITS 10/5
  • "Download the Best iOS 12 Shortcuts for Siri Shortcuts App" iPhone Hacks 10/5
  • "Horrifying finger attachment lets your phone touch you back" Engadget 10/5
  • "Facebook is testing a Lite app for iOS" Engadget 10/5
  • "Facebook Lite for iPhone now being tested, alongside Android" 9to5Mac 10/5
  • "HomePod is scheduled to arrive in Spain and Mexico on October 26" iDownload Blog 10/5
  • "Twitter adds data saving feature to its iOS, Android apps" Memeburn 10/5
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Update That Deleted Files Has Been Pulled By Microsoft" UberGizmo 8:49 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's New Surface Pro 6 And Surface Laptop 2 Have No USB-C Port" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Publisher for Office 365 review" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "Dell Technologies: 90 Percent of UAE & KSA Business Leaders Believe They Will Struggle to Meet Changing Customer Demands Within Five Years" Al Bawaba 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Will Announce New CPUs On October 8th" eTeknix 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Confirms October 8th Launch For 9th Gen Core Coffee Lake CPUs" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "How to stream the Intel Desktop Launch Event" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Polaris 30 Based Radeon RX 570 Successor With 2048 Cores Launching in Mid-October, RX 580 Successor Launches in November" WCCFTech 8:53 AM
  • "AMD 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 chips to hit the market on October 29" Notebookcheck 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted: A major bug has hit some Windows 10 users" The Verge 10/6
  • "Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 update that has been deleting files" Engadget 10/6
  • "Microsoft pulls the problematic Windows 10 October 2018 Update" BetaNews 10/6
  • "Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake" Computerworld 10/6
  • "After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades: Performing a major operating system upgrade can result in disaster, as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update proves. But you wouldn't know it from reading Microsoft's upgrade prompts." PCWorld 10/6
  • "Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Update Mistake — Was Your Data Lost?" Forbes 10/6
  • "Microsoft Has A Software Quality Problem" Thurrott 10/6
  • "Intel to Hold PC Desktop Event on Monday, October 8th" AnandTech 10/6
  • "AMD's 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 CPUs arrive October 29th" Engadget 10/6
  • "AMD Threadripper WX Dynamic Local Mode Promises Huge Gaming Performance Boost" HotHardware 10/6
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920WX slated for October 29" TechSpot 10/6
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "From top to bottom, Apple plunged 5.5% last week" Apple 3.0 10/6
  • "Greenlight Capital sells last bit of Apple stock as it fears debilitating relationship with China" 9to5Mac 10/5
Industry News
  • "Morgan Stanley's 2019 forecast for Tech Stocks has an ominous resemblance to the dotcom-bubble era" Business Insider 10/6
  • "U.S. stocks close lower as worries about rising yields overshadow strong jobs report: Tesla stock falls for fourth session" MarketWatch 10/5
  • "Stocks End Broadly Lower on Rate Surge, Weak Payrolls Report: Stocks ended broadly lower Friday as investors investors faced a weaker -than-expected payrolls report and surging interest rates." TheStreet 10/5
  • "Stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields even higher" Associated Press 10/5
  • "Tech Stocks Tumble as Market Momentum Stalls: Falling U.S. government bond prices also weigh on investors" [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Asian markets led lower by tumbling Tech Stocks: Nikkei sags as yen gains; Apple suppliers fall in Hong Kong, Taiwan as spying saga lingers" MarketWatch 10/5
  • "Europe stocks log second weekly loss as investors grapple with rising bond yields: A day after logging the worst session in seven weeks, the Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.86% declined 0.9% to end at 376.41. For the week, the pan-European gauge lost 1.8%, its weakest performance since a 2.2% drop in the week ending September 7." MarketWatch 10/5

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Writers Emeritus: W. Lewis, R. Chandler, W. Morris, G. Simenon, C. Vallejo, F. Garcia Lorca,
P. White, R. Adams, P. Valery, C. Aiken, R. Bradbury, F. Pessoa, S. Bellow, F. O'Connor
Art Directors: V. Van Gogh, C. Monet
Advertising Managers: C. Chaplin, H. Marx
Public Relations Firm: Bits & Bytes
Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!