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Tuesday Highlights: In just over 5 weeks Apple lost $190 billion, an amount that took almost 30 years to obtain; more Apple suppliers cut iPhone forecasts, prompting Goldman Sachs to cut estimates over worry iPhone demand "deteriorating"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; meanwhile, Kirk McElhearn explores Apple's change from hardware to services and media company; Jon Ogg wonders if Tim Cook no longer in control of Apple narrative; Google's Squoosh image converter works in any browser; Agence France-Presse delves into uncertain future of smartphones thanks to saturated markets; you aren't alone if your Apple ID account was mysteriously locked and requiring a password reset; T2 chip confirmed to block certain 3rd-party repairs, also a major problem for Hackintoshes.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple rebukes Australia's 'dangerously ambiguous' anti-encryption bill"  TechCrunch 4:19 PM
  • "Apple argues stronger encryption will thwart criminals in letter to Australian government" The Verge 6:12 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook On iOS And Its Devices' Impact On Our Lives"  MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook wants to make the news" Apple Must 8:54 AM
  • "Apple supplier seeks to escape trade war fallout with shift out of China: Migration begins as others step up contingency plans" Nikkei 7:44 AM
OS X
News
  • "1Password no longer automatically submits passwords on Macs: 1Password 7.2 also looks cool in MacOS Mojave's dark mode." Engadget 7:20 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to use Spaces, Apple's mostly ignored macOS Mojave productivity feature" AppleInsider 1:00 PM
  • "7 more Photos tips for Mac users" Apple Must 10:45 AM
  • "Recording Voice Memos On Your Mac" MacMost 10:05 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Sometimes It's Better to Just Start Over With iCloud Photo Library Syncing"  Daring Fireball 8:27 PM
Press Releases
  • "Photo app Luminar introduces AI Sky Enhancer to quickly and easily edit skies with a slider" 9to5Mac 1:00 PM
  • "Luxion Releases New KeyShot 8—Renderer for Mac and Windows" Architosh 12:54 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple has bought a Danish startup to boost its AR skillset: The ARtist formerly known as Spektral" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Stockholm's New City Council Opposes Planned Apple Store at KungsträdgĂ„rden" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "That iPhone XR can't come fast enough in China for Tim Cook... | Pocketnow" Pocketnow 9:09 PM
  • "Federal Trade Commission makes important clarifications in reply to Nokia's amicus brief supporting Qualcomm" Foss Patents 9:45 AM
  • "Your iPhone could soon protect you from spam calls — but Android is still way ahead" GearBrain 8:55 AM
  • "Man Wearing Apple Maps Backpack Surveying San Francisco on Foot" MacRumors 4:20 PM
  • "Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says" AppleInsider 7:57 PM
  • "Kanye West accidentally reveals his iPhone passcode to the world — and it's painfully easy to guess: During a meeting with President Trump, Kanye typed his passcode into the iPhone, seemingly oblivious to the camera behind him" Mirror Online UK 7:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC resorts to the usual malarkey defending itself against Mozilla lawsuit" TechCrunch 7:00 PM
  • "As bidding closes, Amazon's cloud is the favorite to win a $10 billion defense deal. Here's why everybody else is so mad about it" Business Insider 6:43 PM
  • "'Plants vs. Zombies' creator PopCap and parent EA put down new roots in Seattle, and tease next game" GeekWire 6:12 PM
  • "Twitter under investigation for allegedly refusing to reveal how it tracks you" CNET 9:52 AM
  • "Humanoid 'rescue robot' learns parkour" BBC 9:30 AM
  • "Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it's all thanks to Tinder, analyst says" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Yale users locked out of homes after 'smart' home app crashes: Firm blamed 24-hours of borkage on an 'unforeseen' issue" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 might be last Samsung smartphone to retain the headphone jack: Firm will ditch port on Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy S11, report claims" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Boston Dynamics shows off 'terrifying' humanoid robot that can run and leap over obstacles" Telegraph 7:24 AM
  • "Google CEO refuses to answer 'detailed questions' on China in letter to Senate" CNET 6:16 PM
  • "Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android?" BGR 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook shuts down 'spammy' politics pages" BBC 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook takes down hundreds of political spam accounts: Ballot blocks" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Rocket Report: Turbulent pricing era ahead, SLS concerns, SpaceX plays catch/'We should be in space within weeks, not months.'" Ars Technica 7:15 AM
  • "Plex virtualises its way on to Linux as a Canonical Snap: And there's freebies for early adopters" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "RIP Apple TV Gaming – The TouchArcade Show #372" Touch Arcade 7:47 PM
  • "Neil Ticktin Profiles This Year's MacTech Conference" MacVoices 4:15 PM
  • "What's New with WiFi Mesh, Apple's Possible iPad Pro Media Event -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-12" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 194: Latest OS updates, the new smart 'speakers', and troubles in China" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook's worldwide tour and waiting for Apple's October iPad Pro event on the AppleInsider podcast: The AppleInsider Podcast gets seriously into money as we examine App Store fraud in China and how Apple Pay won over CVS. Plus, what you should buy from Google's new hardware —and what we think Apple's going to show us." AppleInsider 7:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Half of all iOS devices are running iOS 12: Apple users took to iOS 12 way faster than the bug-plagued iOS 11."  Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "iOS 12 adoption surpasses 50% just three weeks after its release" BGR 7:20 AM
  • "Half of all devices now run iOS 12" TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "New iPad Pro Models Spotted in Analytics With Same Resolutions as Current 10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch Models" MacRumors 1:00 PM
  • "Analytics firm says 2018 iPad Pros will keep prior models' resolutions" VentureBeat 4:37 PM
  • "Official Apple iPhone XR clear case on the way" 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR will launch with an official clear plastic case" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "TSMC to be only supplier of Apple A13 chips in 2019" DigiTimes 8:53 AM
  • "TSMC will continue to be Apple's sole chip producer for the 2019 'A13" processor: TSMC will continue to be the only supplier of Apple's A-series chips in 2019, according to a report, with the iPhone component supplier believed to secure orders for next year's 'A13" chip following its success with this year's A12 production."  AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "TSMC Expected To Be Exclusive Manufacturer For Apple's A13 Chip" UberGizmo 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Pro Leaks in Crystal-Clear Images"  LAPTOP Magazine 7:43 AM
  • "New iPad Pro, Apple Pencil Model Numbers Spotted In MIIT Certification Database" Redmond Pie 7:27 AM
  • "Apple patent could let iPhones detect spoofed phone calls" SlashGear 7:58 AM
  • "Apple files patent to automatically detect spam calls" Pocketnow 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8:32 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance" AnandTech 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4: Bigger, Bolder, Better" Intego 7:11 PM
  • "Taking the new Apple Watch Series 4 on vacation [Review] Cult of Mac 12:59 PM
  • "I've Worn Apple Watch Series 4 On Every Run For A Week - Review Now In" Women's Health 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Watch Diary: Battery-life is now good enough for sleep-tracking plus all-day wear" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Watch: iPhone XS Max's A12 Bionic smokes Samsung's Galaxy Note 9" AppleInsider 12:58 PM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Fitbit's best (and smartest) fitness band yet" iMore 7:11 PM
  • "Hands-on with the new reflective Sport Loop band for Apple Watch Nike+" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
  • "RevoNext QT3 quad driver hybrid in-ear headphones review" The Gadgeteer 10:44 AM
  • "Review: Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 4:38 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) [Review]: Bigger & better" Android Central 9:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "12 of the best iOS 12 features — and how to use them: Use your iPhone and iPad like a pro, whether creating Siri shortcuts or oddball Memojis" Stuff Magazine 7:46 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Sync, View, and Use Photos on the Apple Watch" Intego 8:52 PM
  • "How to use Bluetooth with Airplane Mode on iPhone" 9to5Mac 6:21 PM
  • "How to use Wi-Fi with Airplane Mode on iPhone" 9to5Mac 6:14 PM
  • "How to Clean Your Laptop" iFixit 4:37 PM
  • "How to Flip FaceTime Camera on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 12:54 PM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Magic 8-Ball" MacMost 9:08 AM
  • "How to become an iOS developer: A cheat sheet/If you are interested in pursuing a career in mobile development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide for salaries, skills, and the best programming languages to learn." TechRepublic 8:34 AM
  • "Is there a way to block certain incoming texts in iOS?" Macworld 7:45 AM
Tips
  • "Here's Why You Shouldn't Trust Calls from Apple Support" iDrop News 4:37 PM
  • "iPhone Patent Tips Tech That Could Warn You About Spoofed Calls" PC Magazine 4:30 PM
  • "What's the Best App for Reading the News?" Lifehacker 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Is Still Randomly Signing iOS 11.4.1, Downgrade From iOS 12.0.1 If You Want To" Redmond Pie 7:27 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Phone concept brings new twist to iPhone's iconic notch" Cult of Mac 4:20 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook wants to make the news" Apple Must 8:34 AM
  • "3 features Apple should borrow from Google's latest hardware: Google unveiled a lot of new hardware this week and there are some features that the Cupertino-based company could implement."  Macworld 7:27 AM
  • "7 reasons iOS 12 adoption matters to you" Apple Must 7:11 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Alexa Wants To Know How You're Feeling Today: Amazon has patented technology that would allow its devices to read your emotional and physical state, and sell advertisements based on them. Are we entering the era of the mood-targeted ad?" The Atlantic 8:18 PM
  • "Why Facebook's Breach Should Mean #DeleteFacebook But Won't" Forbes 7:11 PM
  • "You Really Shouldn't Be Running Adobe Flash Player Anymore" Lifehacker 6:16 PM
  • "The Magic Leap Con" Gizmodo 4:37 PM
  • "Why Google needs to put Chrome OS in developer hands: Google wants to disrupt with its stateless, cloud-focused desktop operating system. But it needs to become much more viral with exploitative apps if it expects it to succeed beyond just being a niche platform for education and light computing tasks." ZDNet 4:37 PM
  • "A Future Where Everything Becomes a Computer Is as Creepy as You Feared" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Plus (second-generation) review: Amazon's fanciest speaker is still a tough sell" CNET 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sygic's Car Navigation: GPS & Maps iOS App Now CarPlay Compatible" MacTrast 6:21 PM
  • "iPhone X Minimalistic Wallpapers With Transparent Dock And Glowing Edges Updated For iPhone XS / XS Max" Redmond Pie 10:36 AM
  • "Sygic Car Navigation App Gets Apple CarPlay Support" iClarified 10:36 AM
  • "'Pokémon' Comes to 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' With New Scavenger Hunt" Touch Arcade 9:46 AM
  • "Apple will release its own clear case for iPhone XR" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 October Update is causing BSOD borkage on HP machines: Microsoft is putting out that forest fire with petrol" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "Surface Boosts Microsoft Into Top 5 PC OEM Status" ExtremeTech 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft is now a top five PC maker in the US thanks to Surface sales: Surface shines with a solid sales uptick in the face of an overall decline" TechRadar UK 7:33 AM
  • "60,000 patents from Microsoft go open source" Inquirer.net 7:34 AM
  • "Intel claims 90% of all 5G data usage will be video: The report which was released in partnership with Ovum predicts the 5G will inject $1.3 trillion into the economy with AR and VR gaming becoming much bigger players" Innovation Enterprise 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Further Reduces Stake in EUV Equipment Maker ASML" CDR Info 7:32 AM
  • "Intel reduces stake in ASML to below 3 percent" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
  • "Arizona-Intel partnership aims to advance self-driving tech, safety standards" Digital Trends 9:03 AM
  • "IBM files formal JEDI protest a day before bidding process closes" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Oracle, LinkedIn To Integrate HR Apps, Data To Help Employers Find Talent" Forbes 7:34 AM
  • "Huawei announces HiQ quantum computing simulator" Neowin 7:28 AM
  • "SSD prices fall to new lows as PC market rebounds: GPU pricing also returns (more or less) to normal" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Has Apple Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?" Zacks 9:30 AM
  • "Tech got wrecked, but chart analyst sees opportunity in Apple" CNBC 7:46 AM
  • "Cramer: Now's the time to do some buying (Video)" Apple 3.0 7:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks rally to close higher but log worst week since March: S&P 500 snaps 6-day losing streak" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up 282 Points Friday, Finishes Volatile Week Off 4%: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded to close higher Friday, capping a volatile week that saw the index lose 4% overall." TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Tech stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends" Associated Press 4:21 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks gain, but still end the week lower" Associated Press 4:21 PM
  • "Chinese Stocks Swing to Gains, Selloff Ends in Asia: Better-than-expected trade data help ease concerns about the damage to China's economy from U.S. tariffs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:21 PM
  • "Asian stocks turn higher as global equities attempt rebound" MarketWatch 7:40 AM
  • "European stocks see bounce, but on track for big weekly declines: Global equities attempt to take back some lost ground" MarketWatch 7:40 AM

 
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