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Monday Highlights: On this Veterans Day, we acknowledge and honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces; Goldman Sachs under fire, and investigation, for alleged sex bias in Apple Card issuance whereby "men are being offered higher credit limits than women", even Steve Wozniak agrees there's a bias as observed between his and his wife's Apple Card limits—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Macworld reviews BBEdit 13; Sal Saghoian shows how to access hidden custom control panels in macOS via iPad; new iPhones having great day on Alibaba Singles Day shopping sales; Apple unable "to break RED's stranglehold on RAW video"; Wired interviews Peter Rubin on his reimagining NASA history in Apple TV+ For All Mankind; The Information reporting on internal Apple meeting last month focusing on product roadmap featuring smart glasses, AR headsets, and more—reports in our Hardware/Software section.

  • "With the iPhone XR, Apple broadens its 'best': For millions waiting on an upgrade, the XR might be the right phone at the right time." ["To add to the curiosity of it all, the R doesn't mean much either. Phil Schiller, gingerly gripping a cup of coffee across from me, said the letters Apple uses never stand for something specific. But then his voice softened a little as he started to tell me about what the letters mean to him."]  Engadget 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's App Store ads could be a $2 billion business by 2020, Bernstein analyst predicts"  CNBC 11:52 AM
  • "Apple pick of the bunch as UK's most popular private employers revealed"  The Scotsman 7:38 AM
  • "5+ reasons people like working for Apple" Apple Must 7:36 AM
  • "Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "Kuo: iPhone XR Pre-Order Demand Over First Weekend Exceeded That of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus" MacRumors 10:23 AM
  • "Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR sales, but still expects ASP to climb" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone XR didn't sell out overnight, but demand is still stronger than last year's iPhone 8" Business Insider 11:51 AM
  • "Apple Music Beats 1 just opened an NYC studio: Apple Music is ready to take Manhattan."  Fast Company 6:09 PM
  • "Is Apple Building an AI-Powered Music Label? The company's new acquisition includes three experts in software designed to identify future stars. Could the iPhone maker have aspirations to become a music mogul?"  The Motley Fool 7:57 AM
  • "The Gray Market's Impact on iPhone Pricing"  Above Avalon 1:53 PM
  • "What to do when FileVault won't turn on" Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "How to Hide Recent Apps from Dock in MacOS Mojave" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "How to create a macOS Mojave USB installer the easy way [Video] 9to5Mac 11:51 AM
  • "How to set up Universal Clipboard on macOS Mojave and iOS 12" Apple World Today 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "RimWorld is finally available for Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 8:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them: If it seems as though the app you deleted last week is suddenly popping up everywhere, it may not be mere coincidence. Companies that cater to app makers have found ways to game both iOS and Android, enabling them to figure out which users have uninstalled a given piece of software lately—and making it easy to pelt the departed with ads aimed at winning them back."  Bloomberg Businessweek 2:16 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone is still the 'dominant device brand' among American teens"  Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "US teens more interested than ever in iPhone and Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "HomePod is Ninth Most Popular Smart Speaker in United States According to Recent Survey" MacRumors 1:20 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max" AppleInsider 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Signs Lease for 300,000 Square Feet of Bay Area Manufacturing Space" The Mac Observer 8:07 AM
  • "Apple just leased another massive facility in Silicon Valley" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Launches Redesigned Jobs Website: 'Do More Than You Ever Thought Possible'" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "New Apple Park Visitor Center T-shirts are inspired by classic designs" 9to5Mac 8:19 PM
  • "Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "Tim Cook showcases new apps and iPhone film during EU trip" Cult of Mac 1:44 PM
  • "Tim Cook Visits Europe Ahead of Brussels Privacy Conference" MacRumors 3:48 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event" AppleInsider 5:03 PM
  • "You could soon be the proud owner of Steve Jobs' toilet" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "On the eve of the Saudi economic summit, we're about to see just how damaged they are in Silicon Valley" Recode 8:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 - 11nm Mid-Range Cortex A76-Based" AnandTech 8:38 PM
  • "If you can track a pizza, why can't you track a payment?" ZDNet 5:45 PM
  • ", Qualcomm to put Alexa assistant in more headphones" Reuters 8:20 PM
  • "Amazon exec and Super Micro CEO call for retraction of spy chip story" The Verge 5:04 PM
  • "Samsung is developing a laptop with a foldable display" BGR 7:19 PM
  • "Samsung Files Patent On Full-Display Fingerprint Sensor For Notchless, Bezel-Free Next Galaxy" HotHardware 4:34 PM
  • "If you look closely, the Pixel 3's screen corners are digitally altered" Android Authority 3:48 PM
  • "T-Mobile ranks best in customer retention and growth among major carriers in Q3 — CIRP" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "The great Facebook exodus" [Slideshow] CNET 2:13 PM
  • "Not to be outdone, Samsung says it's making a laptop with a foldable display" Digital Trends 1:44 PM
  • "YouTube promises creators more transparency and expanded features" Mashable 5:26 PM
  • "YouTube pours money into how-to videos: YouTube will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content on the platform, the company has announced." BBC 12:29 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds returns to Linux development with new code of conduct in place: Torvalds took a self-imposed break to rethink his controversial treatment of others" The Verge 7:32 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds is back in charge of Linux" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Super Micro to review hardware for malicious chips" ["'Despite the lack of any proof that a malicious hardware chip exists, we are undertaking a complicated and time-consuming review to further address the article,' the chipmaker said in a letter to its customers dated Oct. 18."]  Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "The Android phone maker that is more popular than Apple isn't selling its new iPhone rival in the US" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Top Amazon executive says horror stories about warehouse working conditions are 'myths'" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Google apologizes for YouTube TV outage, offers free week of credit" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "The Spam Eradication Conundrum – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 732" The Mac Observer 6:18 PM
  • "Five Holiday Shopping Tips" MacVoices 1:16 PM
  • "CarPlay seems to work when it wants to now" The MT Show 7:35 AM
  • "2018 iPad Pro: latest renders ahead of Apple's launch event" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "New renders show 2018 iPad Pro in all its glory" Cult of Mac 12:29 PM
  • "These conceptual renderings have us sold on iPhone X-like design for 2018 iPad Pro" iDownload Blog 2:41 PM
  • "Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max speed test results are pretty embarrassing" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1" AppleInsider 6:30 PM
  • "Apple no longer signing iOS 12 following the release of iOS 12.0.1" 9to5Mac 6:47 PM
  • "iOS 12.1 inches closer to launch with new beta" Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "iPhone XR repair cheaper than iPhone X/XS, but still not cheap" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
  • "iPhone XR Repair Fees Without AppleCare+: $199 for Screen Damage, $399 for Other Damage" MacRumors 8:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "YouTube TV outage: company apologizes and offers $10 credit for Apple's App Store" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

  • "One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world" AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "Review: I like Google's new Home Hub so much more than I thought I would" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Google Home Hub review: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best" TechHive 7:56 AM
  • "Google Home Hub review: Google Assistant helps this tiny screen feel powerful" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Google Home Hub review: the best digital photo frame" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Google Home Hub first impressions: A weekend of entertainment" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Review: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages" AppleInsider 1:43 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google's Floating Keyboard Is so Helpful, You'll Be on Cloud Nine" Digital Trends 8:06 AM
  • "How to Fix an Apple Watch Series 4 That Sends SMS Instead of iMessage" iDrop News 6:10 PM
  • "Siri Shortcut: Text an emergency contact if you have an accident" AddictiveTips 5:03 PM
  • "How to use flashlight with iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:48 PM
  • "How to get extreme background blur in iPhone XS photos" Cult of Mac 3:48 PM
  • "How to Stop Developers From Knowing if you Uninstall an App" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
  • "Creating Animated Drawings In Pages For iOS" MacMost 9:51 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone from asking to join Wi-Fi networks" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "7 Do's and Don'ts for App Preview Videos If You Want a Shot at Going Viral" ReadWrite 9:01 PM
  • "Pro Tip: How to activate the Tweetbot 5 hidden themes" Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "The Verge: 'How China Rips Off the iPhone and Reinvents Android'" Daring Fireball 1:43 PM
  • "AWS CEO Andy Jassy: 'Bloomberg Should Retract'" Bloomberg 1:18 PM
  • "The importance of using my iPhone to store knowledge and other important vital information." PalmAddict 12:27 PM
  • "Phil Schiller on the iPhone XR" MacStories 11:51 AM
  • "iPhone XS and XR names may have been inspired by the car industry" Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Apple finally revealed what the 'R' in iPhone XR stands for" Business Insider 10:22 AM
  • "It was the iPad that put Apple in the enterprise: Apple's iPhone is pervasive in the enterprise, but it's important to note how iPad helped put it there."  Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "New iMac: Fantasy features list" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "M.G.Siegler: A Few Thoughts on the iPhone XS Max" The Loop 8:29 AM
  • "Redesigned iPad Pro with Face ID: The countdown begins..." The Apple Post 7:38 AM
  • "eXtensions -Travels with Cameras, a Mac and an iPhone (7): The Hasselblad 500 C/M" eXtensions 7:35 AM
  • "The future of photography is code" TechCrunch 5:03 PM
  • "Who Will Teach Silicon Valley to Be Ethical? Some think chief ethics officers could help technology companies navigate political and social questions." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "Why the golden age of streaming could be coming to an end" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "How Amazon and Microsoft will oust Google to become our next Android overlords: Google's Play Store hegemony for Android apps is no longer guaranteed, thanks to a recent antitrust judgment (and a $5B fine) from the European Union."  ZDNet 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive" AppleInsider 5:03 PM
  • "GasBuddy app causing repeated iPhone crashes, Apple advises retail staff to uninstall app as workaround" 9to5Mac 4:58 PM
  • "Muse's 'Simulation Theory' album artwork created with Apple Pencil and iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 12:29 PM
  • "WhatsApp testing Dark Mode & previewing videos in push notifications" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 22: Pages, Photo Apps, and Tools You Need to See Night" The MUG Center 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "There's a BSOD Bug in Windows 10 Version 1809 And You Can Trigger It Yourselves: This isn't new and it's likely related to drivers" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Resume Windows 10 Version 1809 Rollout in Just a Few Days: Rollout currently on hold due to critical bug" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Have a Fix for the Windows 10 Version 1809 File Overwrite Bug: The issue is no longer there in Windows 10 19H1" Softpedia 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 Version 1809 Users Will Get .NET Framework 3.5 Updates Until 2028: .NET Framework 3.5 now treated as stand-alone product" Softpedia 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1809 may have yet another file-deleting bug" SlashGear 8:07 AM
  • "What Microsoft's executive compensation metrics say about its priorities" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Could Hit $7.4 Billion, Amazon $6.9 Billion In White-Hot Q3 Cloud Market" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Swift testing payment flows over Microsoft Azure" FinExtra 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft will host SWIFT's cloud-based payment transfers on Azure in new partnership" Neowin 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure looks to make cloud-native payments SWIFTer" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Lufthansa, IBM collaborate in AI-driven ad campaign #SayYesToTheWorld" Financial News 8:43 AM
  • "IBM Security Named a Leader in IDC Incident Response MarketScape Report" Security Intelligence 8:42 AM
  • "IBM and Visa partner to upend global payments using Ethereum tech" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "How Ikea and HP want to help keep plastic out of the ocean: make stuff from it" Fast Company 8:36 AM
  • "HP updates its portable Sprocket printer with a new design and better connectivity" TechRadar UK 8:35 AM
  • "Inside NTT Data-Dell Services' massive technical integration" CIO 8:34 AM
  • "Intel says 10nm chips still on track, despite report they're canceled" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Reports Of Intel 10nm Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" HotHardware 4:34 PM
  • "Intel is reportedly killing off its 10nm process entirely" The Inquirer 8:33 AM
  • "Intel Is The Semiconductor Sector's Only Candidate For Estimate Raises, Nomura Says In Upgrade" Benzinga 1:44 PM
  • "Micron to buy Intel out from manufacturing venture" eeNews Analog 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K overclocked beyond 7.6GHz" Hexus 8:31 AM
  • "Gigabyte Optimizes Motherboards For Intel 9000" Guru3D 8:31 AM
  • "AMD's Q3 Earnings to Benefit from Strong Demand for GPUs" Zacks 5:45 PM
  • "AMD Navi release date, specs, rumours, and performance" PCGamesN 8:29 AM
  • "AMD's 7nm Navi GPU shines in lab testing" Hexus 8:28 AM
  • "Heavy traffic expected on Market St. in SF with Oracle event kicking off" ABC News7 8:24 AM
  • "Amazon's FreeRTOS Powering Millions Of IoT Devices Is Plagued With Massive Security Flaws" HotHardware 4:34 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is probably the best tech bet heading into earnings, says venture capitalist Gene Munster" CNBC 5:26 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower as investors brace for earnings deluge; tech buoys Nasdaq: S&P 500 slides for fourth consecutive day" MarketWatch 5:47 PM
  • "Dow Trades Lower After Momentum From China Rally Fades, Nasdaq Rises: Stocks are mixed after rising earlier in the session following a rally in China that saw stocks soar to their biggest single-day gain in nearly three years." TheStreet 12:50 PM
  • "Banks lead US stock slide, extending market's losing streak" Associated Press 5:46 PM
  • "Stocks lower to start the week" FOXBusiness 12:50 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop Amid Geopolitical Tensions: Losses in energy and financial shares drag down Dow industrials as Tech Stocks edge up" [Paid Membership Required] 5:46 PM
  • "Big stock rally in China bolsters markets across Asia: Chinese stocks surged for a second day on Monday, propelled by a chorus of reassuring comments from leaders and top regulators." MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Europe stocks end lower as Italy's budget issues dog eurozone: European stocks closed modestly lower Monday in trading reflective of a new period of volatility as investors remained nervous about budget wrangling between Italy and the European Union and Britain's efforts to leave that trade bloc." MarketWatch 12:01 PM

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