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Monday Highlights: Apple's deep ties with Amazon cost to the tune of over $30 million per month for their cloud services, amounting to 5 year, $1.5 billion deal; did you know Apple has "an in-house philosopher"?; 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo delves into what Apple likely to reveal at 2019 WWDC; Apple announces new conservation efforts teaming up with Conservation International and Colombian Communities in effort to protect and preserve "earth's carbon-trapping coastal trees"; JCPenney no longer supporting Apple Pay in stores or mobile app; Apple iPhones with 5G coming in 2020 according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

  • "Where the Apple Watch could go from here: The Series 4 is a generational leap, but the Apple Watch still has plenty of room to grow."  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Apple in Hollywood: Behemoth or boutique?"  Apple 3.0 7:57 AM
  • "Apple crackdown on 'scam' apps: Apps offering free trials that convert to subscriptions within days targeted by Apple" V3 8:02 AM
  • "Commission withdraws court action over Apple tax delays: The European Commission has decided to withdraw a European Court of Justice action against Ireland over delays in recovering the €13.1 billion owned by Apple in disputed taxes." RTÉ 9:11 AM
  • "Apple sued over FaceTime technology" AppleInsider 7:13 PM
  • "AirPrint or you're on your own: macOS printing changes" ["It's actually far worse than that, because Apple's account doesn't match up to those of printer manufacturers, and you could easily end up abandoning a printer which could still work as well as it ever has done. Between them, Apple and the printer manufacturers have created chaos which will cause many users many problems."]  Eclectic Light Company 8:09 AM
  • "How to Exclude an App From Dark Mode in macOS Mojave" TekRevue 4:38 PM
  • "How to hide floating screenshot thumbnail previews on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Mojave Dock Recent Applications Section" MacMost 9:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Drafts for Mac beta is finally here" Cult of Mac 4:05 PM
  • "Pixelmator Pro Updated with Machine Learning Auto Enhancement, Light and Dark Modes, and Automator Actions" MacStories 8:08 AM
  • "Pixelmator Pro 1.2 upgrade adds macOS Mojave support, Core ML-based photo enhancement tool" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Dejal Time Out 2.5 Adds Mojave Dark Mode and More" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Mailbutler lets Gmail users take back control of their inbox" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "QuarkXPress (with Dark Mode) is now available at Mac App Store" Apple Must 7:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Is Holding Its Fall iPad Event In Brooklyn: It's the first time the world's most valuable company has held a big product announcement in the Big Apple."  BuzzFeed News 11:13 AM
  • "Live Stream Apple October 30 2018 iPad, Mac Event Dubbed There's More In The Making, Here's How" Redmond Pie 8:44 PM
  • "Apple's holding another big event October 30" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Apple to Unveil iPad, MacBook Laptop Overhauls on Oct. 30" Bloomberg 7:44 PM
  • "Apple Sends Out Event Invites For 'There's More In The Making' October 30th Event" Redmond Pie 11:19 AM
  • "Apple sends out invites for October 30th event" iDownload Blog 11:19 AM
  • "Apple invites media to special October 30 event" Apple Must 11:32 AM
  • "Apple special event on October 30" The Loop 12:00 PM
  • "Chartbreakers: How spammers are gaming the podcast charts: How did an unknown show about real estate beat out Serial, Dr. Death, and The Daily? Something weird has been happening on the Apple podcast charts lately."  Chartable 7:43 AM
  • "Podcast charts still being manipulated by click farms" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's parental control filter lets children search for bombs but not sex ed" The Verge 4:06 PM
  • "Apple's accessibility solutions are empowering lives: How much difference do the accessibility tools inside Apple's platforms make?"  Computerworld 9:10 AM
  • "Apple to US users: Here's how you can now see what personal data we hold on you/Apple's privacy tools now go beyond Europe, so more now get to download the personal data it has collected." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS sales strong, split evenly between XS & Max – CIRP" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook Highlights 'The Big Draw' Sketching Sessions Taking Place at Apple Stores This Month" MacRumors 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "TLDR: LA Clippers & Steve Ballmer unveil augmented reality NBA experience" GeekWire 8:12 PM
  • "Verizon's Pixel 3 won't work on other carriers unless activated on Verizon first: It's a new policy that applies to all Verizon phones" The Verge 5:37 PM
  • "Essential Phone maker cuts jobs as it sharpens its focus" CNET 4:34 PM
  • "Inside Facebook's 'war room' is a battle for public trust" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "EBay takes Amazon to court over alleged trader poaching" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "50% of American WhatsApp users don't know it's owned by Facebook" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Google could finally face serious competition for Android" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "A new kind of dark money on Facebook is influencing elections: How unknown parties are exploiting loopholes in Facebook's ad archive" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "The new 'world's thinnest phone' slots into a business card case" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "TSMC sees modest fourth quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 18, 2018" 9to5Mac 4:06 PM
  • "Apple's October 30 Media Event, iPhone X Versus iPhone X -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-18" The Mac Observer 1:19 PM
  • "Photoshop on iPad Q&A: Marzipan, AR, features, much more" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "A technology podcast from Apple geeks Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Lex Friedman" The Rebound 10:06 AM
  • "Dogbot Twerking, Facebook's Portal into Your Home, Listener Mail -ACM 484" The Mac Observer 7:36 AM
  • "When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone XR in Every Time Zone" MacRumors 4:06 PM
  • "New iPad Pro with USB-C coming this month, new report says" 9to5Mac 8:14 PM
  • "New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C" AppleInsider 8:43 PM
  • "USB-C Instead of Lightning Again Rumored for Upcoming iPad Pro Models" MacRumors 9:04 PM
  • "Apple might launch Macs with proprietary chips by 2020" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Here's When Apple's MacBooks Could Ditch Intel" LAPTOP Magazine 9:08 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Helps Give TSMC an Instant Hit: Its latest chipmaking technology has had one of the fastest uptakes in recent history." Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's A-series chipmaker misses earnings expectations" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China" AppleInsider 10:05 AM
  • "Wells Fargo: TSMC news a 'qualitatively positive Apple data point'" Apple 3.0 10:05 AM
  • "Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars" AppleInsider 9:08 AM
  • "Apple continues their work on a Travel App, even if it's at a glacial pace" Patently Apple 10:05 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Prompting You to Sign into Random Apple IDs? Here's the Fix" iDrop News 5:37 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPhone XR pricing info: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and more" 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Last Apple Pay promo offers $25 Oakley coupon" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

  • "iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression/We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS." CNET 4:02 PM
  • "First look at the iPhone XR: Pretty colors, big screen, and an impressive selfie camera" [Video Review] Mashable 11:05 AM
  • "3 Things I Like and One Thing I Really Hate About My Apple Watch Series 4" The Mac Observer 8:03 PM
  • "Landscapes of Ladakh, India/After a week in Ladakh, if you were to ask me to describe the northern-most region of India, I would only use one word: magical. It is Iceland meets Patagonia with all the cultural richness of India. Here is a set of images captured with an iPhoneXSMax or as I like to call it, iPhone MAXimuS." Om 7:40 PM
  • "Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me/Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat." TechHive 7:40 AM
  • "Review: Akitio's 10 Gigabit Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter brings high speed networking to MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 9:08 AM
  • "Wireless chargers review: Here are two AirPower type products" 9to5Mac 4:54 PM
  • "Hands-on: HyperX's Cloud Mix headset jumps between desktop gaming & your iPhone" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Air Porter laptop bag review: A carry-on you'll want to carry forever" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "The Mujjo Later Case for iPhone Xs Max is a great case, but an average wallet" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A few weeks with Streaks" Dr. Drang 8:08 AM
  • "Reigns: Game of Thrones Review" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "'Pivotol' Review – A Match Made In Heaven" Touch Arcade 4:19 PM
  • "'Pixel Puzzle Collection' Review – A Nostalgic Picross Treat" Touch Arcade 11:05 AM
  • "How to set a dynamic wallpaper on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 7:13 PM
  • "How to Add a Website From Safari to Your Synced Chrome Bookmarks in iOS" TekRevue 4:39 PM
  • "How to use Live wallpapers on iPhone" 9to5Mac 4:06 PM
  • "How to reject a call on your iPhone" Apple Must 9:51 AM
  • "Hotmail or Outlook emails missing in the Mail app? Here is a fix" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Top apps make everyday tasks even easier with Siri Shortcuts" Apple 5:18 PM
  • "Will your old case fit the new iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max?" iMore 4:34 PM
  • "iOS: How to Use Pages as a Teleprompter for Presentations" The Mac Observer 4:07 PM
  • "Now you can share your ETA in real time on Google Maps for iOS" The Verge 4:06 PM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's iPad, MacBook Overhauls" Bloomberg TV 7:43 PM
  • "Is Apple dropping a major hint with its iPad event invitation designs?" Mashable 6:03 PM
  • "The New 'Modular' Mac Pro—Possible Sneak Peak at Apple Event Coming Up" Architosh 3:34 PM
  • "A new MacBook may be on the way, but I'm not buying one until Apple dumps Intel for its own chip: Gimme an A13-powered MacBook and take my money." Macworld 11:49 AM
  • "Apple is Likely Announcing New iPads on 10/30" Touch Arcade 11:49 AM
  • "A new MacBook may be on the way, but I'm not buying one until Apple dumps Intel for its own chip: Gimme an A13-powered MacBook and take my money." Macworld 11:14 AM
  • "How Apple's iPhone Inspires Chinese Android-Powered Smartphones" Redmond Pie 10:02 AM
  • "If there's a second Apple event this fall, it's looking like it'll be later than it's been in a decade" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "How Apple weaponized privacy" Apple 3.0 8:08 AM
  • "Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance" Roughly Drafted 8:08 AM
  • "A bit different: You can be successful and not be Apple" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Book 2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival/It's powered by the Snapdragon 850 CPU, though." Engadget 10:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Top Contacts for iOS Brings Powerful CRM Features to the iPhone and iPad" MacTrast 7:41 PM
  • "Lexar unveils JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 for Windows, macOS, and Linux" BetaNews 4:10 PM
  • "Tweetbot for iOS now includes an OLED-optimized dark mode and GIF support" The Verge 4:06 PM
  • "Google Maps trip sharing revamped on Android, coming to iOS" 9to5Google 12:00 PM
  • "Skydio's Self-flying Drone Now Has an Apple Watch App for Flight Prep" Digital Trends 8:10 AM
  • "Mophie intros Powerstation USB-C 3XL for charging MacBooks, iPhones & iPads" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "YouTube lets you watch a video and browse the site at the same time" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "Beddr SleepTuner is an Apple Watch sleep tracking alternative" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Spotify for iOS gets refreshed design, endless artist radio" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft, IBM, Google, Boeing and others are leaping into quantum computing" GeekWire 8:22 PM
  • "IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones" The Next Web 5:56 PM
  • "Virtual Instruments Takes On IBM In $20B Market" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "IBM Asia Pacific boss values an inclusive and diverse workplace" ABC CBN News 8:02 AM
  • "IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run: IBM's new Multi-cloud Manager will manage workloads on Big Blue clouds but also workloads on Amazon, Red Hat and Microsoft infrastructure, as well" Network World 8:02 AM
  • "Bill Gates Remembers Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-founder and Friend" Time 8:03 AM
  • "Remembering Paul Allen" BetaNews 4:18 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 19H1 test build enables removal of more preinstalled apps: Microsoft is adding the ability to remove even more of its 'inbox' apps from Windows 10 in its latest test build of the 19H1 feature update." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft making more of the Windows 10 built-in apps removable: Sadly, Candy Crush looks set to remain." Ars Technica 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own: Or at least uninstall some of the bits you really don't want" The Register 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft will let users bin more of Windows 10's pre-loaded junk: But you've got another, er, six months to wait" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft offers to kill more (of its own) bloatware with a new Windows 10 build: Now if we could just figure out a way to kill off Candy Crush Soda Saga for good..." PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Windows Server 2008 Migrations Can Use Azure Site Recovery" eWeek 9:56 AM
  • "Intel breaks technology and manufacturing into 3 segments" Hexus 7:56 AM
  • "What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel's Share in 3D XPoint Fab" AnandTech 4:55 PM
  • "Lenovo is reportedly making a 13-inch tablet with a foldable screen" BGR 9:56 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad P1 review: Workstation power in a portable package" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Ubuntu Plans To Make Updating Graphics Drivers Much Easier For Gamers" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "For the First Time Since 2012, PC Shipments Are About to Go Up: Windows 10's constant refreshing and ongoing security concerns are pushing the worldwide market for desktops, laptops, and hybrid PCs to its first year-to-year growth in a long time." PC Magazine 8:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Dow ends more than 300 points lower on worries about global growth, interest rates: Blue-chip gauge fell 470 points at session low" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Dow Dives Sharply on Rates Fears, Tech Shares Sink Nasdaq: Stocks fall sharply on Thursday after a hawkish set of minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting cements the case for near-term interest rate hikes." TheStreet 4:09 PM
  • "Dow slides 327 points as Mnuchin backs out of Saudi conference" FOXBusiness 4:08 PM
  • "World shares mixed after Wall St retreat, weaker Japan data" Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish Slightly Lower: Bank shares help the market recover from most of its early declines, with the financials sector up 0.9%" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Chinese stock markets hit fresh 4-year low to lead Asian region lower: Nikkei slips, weighed by energy stocks; Korea's central bank stays pat" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "European bourses edge mostly higher as strong earnings remain in focus: Novartis announces billion-dollar pharmaceutical deal" MarketWatch 8:31 AM

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