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Tuesday Highlights: Dan Kline at Motley Fool believes Apple can win in streaming if it "focus[es] on having a few shows and movies that people want to watch and then give the service away to users of its latest devices"; Apple tells Fast Company they do not use facial recognition in any Apple Stores following $1 billion lawsuit claiming it does and was used to falsely accuse teen of theft; the world needs both Apple, Samsung argues Daniel Eran Dilger; does your Mac refuse to sleep? macReports has the fix; Samsung recalls review units of the Galaxy Fold; iOS 13 may bring support to iPad for mice and trackpads; Mashable reviews 2019 iPad Air; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone XS and Huawei P30 Pro.

  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story"  BuzzFeed News 1:15 PM
  • "Tim Cook wants Bloomberg to retract its spy chip story" CNET 3:35 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Supply Chain Hack Story: 'There's No Truth to This'" MacRumors 1:19 PM
  • "Tim Cook Demands Bloomberg Retract Chinese Spy Chip Story" PC Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract story of alleged Supermicro hack" BGR 3:41 PM
  • "Apple CEO calls on 'Bloomberg' to retract China surveillance report" Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "Jony Ive on the Apple Watch and Big Tech's responsibilities"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Did You Blink? You Might Have Missed the Most Important Tech Story of the Year"  Inc. 11:01 AM
  • "Apple has the chance to be a $1.5 trillion behemoth, analyst says"  Business Insider 8:27 AM
  • "China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts: A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen."  Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Ugh, Green Bubbles! Apple's iMessage Makes Switching to Android Hard: Apple's messaging service is the glue that keeps us stuck on iPhones; good luck switching to Android" [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "How Apple tried, and failed, to push carriers toward adopting a standardized iMessage" iDownload Blog 11:09 AM
  • "Apple patent troll strikes again with FaceTime lawsuit: Remember Uniloc? It's back, and it wants some of Apple's cash." Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "Google warns Apple: Missing bugs in your security bulletins are 'disincentive to patch'/Google's Project Zero has again called Apple out for silently patching flaws."  ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "How Apple's Aperture created a new class of app on October 19, 2005 and lost it to Adobe Lightroom" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "Vivaldi 2.0 review: The modern Web browser does not have to be so bland" Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "18 ways to speed up an older, slower Mac" Apple Must 1:12 PM
  • "How to set your Mac Calendar to automatically open a file right before a meeting" iDownload Blog 10:14 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.5: The Countdown" FCPXtv 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome 70 brings picture-in-picture support to Windows and Mac" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "'Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection' Now on the Mac App Store for $39.99" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 7 for macOS" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "UFO VPN Officially Launches on Mobile, Windows & Mac, Free Unblock Inter" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone Xr Lead Times Short but Remain Optimistic"  Loup Ventures 1:14 PM
  • "Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS"  AppleInsider 3:41 PM
  • "Some iPhone XR Models Start Selling Out" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Nearly every iPhone XR is still in stock but don't be fooled: It'll still sell like crazy" Macworld 10:02 AM
  • "iPhone XR Now Available for Pre-Order From Apple's Online Store" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Starts iPhone XR Pre-orders, Availability Still Good" The Mac Observer 8:34 AM
  • "Introducing iPhone XR — Apple" YouTube 7:40 AM
  • "iPhone XR — Spectrum — Apple" YouTube 7:40 AM
  • "Apple content restrictions don't catch all porn or extremist sites: Sorry, kids. The Screen Time settings seem quite limited." CNET 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Self-Driving Car in Manual Mode Involved in Minor Collision That Wasn't Driver's Fault on October 15" MacRumors 3:40 PM
Non-Apple News
  • " security breach leaks info for 75,000 people: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services didn't say what information leaked." Engadget 8:58 PM
  • "Julian Assange Says He's Suing Ecuador for 'Violating His Fundamental Rights'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:49 PM
  • "Verizon unlocks its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets amid backlash" Neowin 8:59 PM
  • "Huawei is working on a foldable 5G smartphone: The company has previously targeted 2019 to release a folding device." Engadget 8:19 PM
  • "Epson Accused Of Shamelessly Bricking Third-Party Ink In Printer Firmware Updates" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "Apple forces OnePlus to move its OnePlus 6T launch up a day" CNET 3:36 PM
  • "This Neural Network Trained on the Bible Tries to Play God: A developer made neural network trained on the Bible — can you distinguish what's 'divine' and what's 'benign'?" Motherboard 12:16 PM
  • "Why your brand-new smartphone will scratch just as easily as your old one: For years, Gorilla Glass' scratch resistance on smartphones has plateaued" The Verge 11:08 AM
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source" Reuters 3:36 PM
  • "Latest Google Pixel 3 ad relies on star power to highlight the feaures" Canadian Reviewer 11:50 AM
  • "Botnets adapt in wake of Twitter crackdown: Pro-Saudi botnet tried new tactics to avoid detection" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone XR and Apple's event with Rene Ritchie" The Loop 3:33 PM
  • "Dave Buys an iPhone XR -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-19" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Apple 3.0 Podcast: What is Reese Witherspoon making for Apple?" Apple 3.0 11:50 AM
  • "Bradley Olsen Discusses The Final Cut X Documentary, Off The Tracks" MacVoices 11:19 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 195: October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Meet Scotty Allen, the guy who built an iPhone from scratch" Cult of Mac 10:15 AM
  • "New AirPods, AirPower Mat and Macs? Catch our 'More in the Making' hardware predictions, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Evidence mounts that iPad Pro will ditch Lighting for USB-C" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Apple just released a new kind of Apple Watch charger, and it hints at a major feature rumored to be coming to iPads" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Another reliable source corroborates 2018 iPad Pro USB-C rumor" iDownload Blog 9:21 AM
  • "Apple repair policy critic vows to fight 'counterfeit' battery seizure by U.S. customs"  AppleInsider 11:22 AM
  • "TSMC expects 7nm chip sales to account for 10% of 2018 revenues" ["Apple, Huawei and Qualcomm will be TSMC's main handset chip customers adopting the foundry's 7nm process technology, while AMD, Nvidia, Xilinx and a number of AI chip developers are other major clients of TSMC's 7nm process, according to market observers."] DigiTimes 7:29 AM
  • "As promised, Ian Beer publicizes iOS 11.4-11.4.1-centric exploits" iDownload Blog 11:08 AM
  • "Constant Spinning Wheel in the Status Bar on iPhone Issue, Fix" macReports 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Where to buy the iPhone XR: We break down the best deals from the big carriers and retailers." Macworld 3:40 PM
  • "Ready to preorder Apple's iPhone XR? Here's where to get the best deal" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Free iPhone XR from Sprint with eligible trade-in" CNET 7:31 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:37 AM

  • "iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want/Apple's most colorful iPhone X is also its most affordable 2018 model." CNET 8:59 PM
  • "Going Phoneless: The Benefits and Pitfalls/Loup Ventures went phoneless last week. That is, some of the Loup team turned off our iPhones for a full week and only used Apple Watches for connectivity. It was freeing. And frustrating."  Loup Ventures 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster, even more health conscious" CNET 7:30 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max camera takes on Fleet Week: We get up close to an amphibious assault ship, grab high-speed shots of the Blue Angels and meet sailors on shore leave." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Apple iPhone XS Max Silicone Case review: The four-month evaluation" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Grovemade's iPhone cases combine handsome craftsmanship with a decent level of protection" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
  • "Oppo O-Free review: the $100 AirPods for Android" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "The Intel 9th Gen Review: Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K Tested" AnandTech 8:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhone XR: How to preorder right now/Preorders are now open." CNET 9:00 PM
  • "How to Check Bluetooth Status in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:42 PM
  • "How to rock out with a GarageBand Jam Session" Cult of Mac 3:41 PM
  • "How to rename folders on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 3:33 PM
  • "How to AirDrop Websites Between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac" TekRevue 11:03 AM
  • "How to edit a Portrait selfie on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7:40 AM
  • "Which Canadian iPhone carrier and plan should you get: Bell, Rogers, Telus, or another option? Bell, Rogers, Telus, and more! — How to pick the perfect Canadian iPhone carrier for you!" iMore 6:50 PM
  • "Watch shows live and on-demand on the Apple TV app with PlayStation Vue" BGR 6:38 PM
  • "Technical Terms: IP Address" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "All 370 Apple Logos from the 'There's More in the Making' Media Event" The Mac Observer 6:02 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Asks Bloomberg for a Retraction. No Spy Chip" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "New iPad Pro: Fantasy features list/I've not owned an iPad in years, but if Apple updated the iPad Pro and added the following features, I'd be the first in line to buy a new one." ZDNet 10:05 AM
  • "Is the Touch Bar a gimmick? Two years in, I can answer that ..." 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Should I Update my Older iPhone with the Latest OS?" Lifehacker 9:06 AM
  • "What we think we know about Apple's October 30 iPad Pro launch" Computerworld 9:12 AM
  • "Apple's October 30 Event: What to Expect" Investopedia 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's October event: What we're expecting" [Video] CNET 8:09 AM
  • "The 7 great features that will hopefully return to the MacBook Pro: Remember 'It just works'"  TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "What to look for at Apple's Oct. 30 event, besides iPads and Macs" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Hey Apple, where's our regular space gray Magic Keyboard?" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL First Impressions" Thurrott 8:25 AM
  • "Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps Location ETA Sharing Now Available On iOS" Redmond Pie 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Spend, an expense tracker for iOS" ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Spend iOS app that automatically tracks and matches expenses" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Tweetbot 5 for iPhone, iPad, gets Interface Updates, New Dark Mode for OLED Screens" The Mac Observer 10:42 AM
  • "There's more in the making: 33 Apple logo wallpapers" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "New Kiindly App Redefines Online Deal Shopping" PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "Apple now selling USB-C magnetic charger for Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Bill Gates says Paul Allen 'deserved more time in life' in a moving tribute to his Microsoft cofounder" Business Insider 9:53 AM
  • "Flashback Friday: How two university dropouts created Microsoft" BetaNews 8:59 AM
  • "The EU has approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "European Commission Gives Unconditional Thumbs Up to Microsoft's GitHub Acquisition" Computer Business Review 9:51 AM
  • "Lufthansa and IBM Watson think AI can convince you to use your vacation days" Fast Company 9:43 AM
  • "Dell to take $21.7 billion tracking stock offer to December vote: sources" Reuters 9:38 AM
  • "Dell Technologies subsidiary VMware will invest $2 billion in India" The Economic Times 9:38 AM
  • "Opinion: Why the Intel Core i9-9900K CPU could be too hot to handle" TrustedReviews 9:36 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Gen Coffee Lake Review" TweakTown 9:36 AM
  • "Intel 9th-gen Core i9-9900K Review: The 'best gaming CPU' is also the fastest" PCWorld Australia 9:35 AM
  • "Intel Core I9-9900K Is The New Champion Of The Consumer Cpu World" PC Gamer 9:34 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Gen CPU Review: 8-Core Coffee Lake Refresh Benchmarks" HotHardware 9:33 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K Review (Coffee Lake Refresh) Review" bit-tech 9:33 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Review on ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate" WCCFTech 9:33 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9900K CPU reviewed: One ring to rule them all" The Tech Report 9:32 AM
  • "Reviews: 9th Generation Intel Core 9600k, 9700K and 9900K processors" Guru3D 9:32 AM
  • "REVIEWS: Intel Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K Review" TechSpot 9:31 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K Review: Ridiculously Fast But Better Than AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X In Games?" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Intel 9th-gen Core i9-9900K Review: The 'best gaming CPU' is also the fastest" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Micron is buying Intel's share of their 3D XPoint joint venture" TechSpot 9:30 AM
  • "New GTX 1060 From Gigabyte With GDDR5X Memory To Take On AMD RX 590" SegmentNext 9:22 AM
  • "AMD's Q3 Earnings to Gain on Portfolio Strength & GPU Demand" Nasdaq 9:22 AM
  • "Leak: AMD Radeon RX 590 Reference and Asus Strix ROG To Release Within a Month" SegmentNext 9:22 AM
  • "Landbay Partners Oracle NetSuite to Accelerate Growth of Peer-to-Peer Mortgage Lending" Tech Times 9:17 AM
  • "Get your training in Cisco networking and the cloud, currently 95% off" TechSpot 9:15 AM
  • "Cisco Wireless LAN Controller CAPWAP Discovery Request Processing Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Disconnect and Reconnect" Security Tracker 9:15 AM
  • "Cisco wants option to contest decryption notices in court" iTNews Australia 9:15 AM
  • "Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments" InfoWorld 9:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Biggest Bull Sees 40% Return" Investopedia 1:19 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes mostly lower as weak data overshadow solid earnings: Friday marks 31st anniversary of the 'Bloody Monday' crash" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Gains, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Slip; Ford Hits 52-Week Low: Stocks closed mixed on Friday as the Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell and the Dow gained." TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "US stocks waver at the end of a turbulent week of trading" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher on Strong Earnings Reports: Encouraging quarterly results boost Dow industrials after turbulent recent sessions for U.S. stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Chinese stocks notch best day since August as officials calm worries about market, economy: Shanghai and Shenzhen indexes book their best gains in about two months, but are on pace for the steepest monthly losses since 2016" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "Europe's key stock index ends lower with Brexit 'moment of truth in focus': Wobble for Wall Street also weighs; ASML drives up chips" MarketWatch 3:54 PM

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