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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: Still a Hardware Company/Consumer-electronics giant's growing services business remains closely tied to its own hardware"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Apple hiding iPhone figures shows the smartphone market has peaked" Telegraph 4:37 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Likely Remain Sole Member Of $1 Trillion Club For A While" Benzinga 4:38 PM
  • "India iPhone sales to fall for first time in four years: researcher" Reuters 7:10 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook Air faces strong Windows and iPad competition: It's not the same as 2008" The Verge 10:42 AM
  • "Apple's Disclosure Plans Make More Sense After Looking at Industry Stats: As the smartphone and tablet markets contend with declining sales, Apple seems eager to signal that its growth strategy is no longer tied to unit shipments."  TheStreet 11/3
  • "Facing iPhone Troubles, Apple Tries to Change the Story: The company plans to stop reporting unit sales as it pushes its services business" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/3
  • "Don't freak out about Apple's iPhone sales numbers" Yahoo Finance 11/3
  • "Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury" ["As its market cap hovers near $1 trillion, Apple has gradually been shifting its strategy away from grabbing ever-more market share and focusing instead on dominating the higher end of its markets. If there were even a small doubt about that, the recent results made it screamingly clear."]  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/3
  • "Surprise! Apple still has $70 billion in its 2018 buyback program" Apple 3.0 11/3
  • "Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it"  The Independent 11/2
  • "Why Apple's Unit Sales Reporting Doesn't Matter Anymore"  TheStreet 11/2
  • "Apple's Message: Think 'Apple as a Service'" ["Ultimately, this is a good thing for Apple investors. The new reporting method will force the Street to think about Apple's business as a stable and growing service, which should yield a higher earnings multiple in the long run."]  Loup Ventures 11/2
  • "Apple knows the days of record iPhone sales are over, and wants you to stop obsessing over how many it now sells"  ZDNet 11/2
  • "Apple flees from transparency as it stops reporting unit sales of iPhones, iPads, and Macs"  VentureBeat 11/2
  • "Apple will no longer report iPhone numbers after growth went to 0%, and analysts are now worried iPhone sales may decline" Business Insider 11/2
  • "Investors bristle as Apple's iPhone data goes the way of its headphone jacks" Reuters 11/2
  • "Apple to stop revealing unit sales sparking peak iPhone fears" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
  • "The ticket into Apple's world of products just got even pricier: And Apple's not alone. Welcome to the new reality of more expensive gadgets."  CNET 11/2
  • "Apple stresses ramifications for 5G in public interest statement filed in Qualcomm's ITC case" Foss Patents 11/2
OS X
News
  • "Apple Removes 11 Categories From the Mac App Store Categories Tab" MacRumors 11/2
  • "Apple Hampers Mac App Store Discoverability by Removing Several Categories" The Mac Observer 11/2
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 11/2
  • "NetMarketShare: macOS, iOS market share both up in October" Apple World Today 11/2
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Here are the 13 most useful Mac shortcuts that will help you do everything faster" Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "How To Disable Update Adobe Flash Player Notifications" macReports 7:08 AM
  • "Streamlining Cloud Proxy Workflow in Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 11/2
  • "How to Extract a XIP File in MacOS" OS X Daily 11/2
  • "How to stop sites from autoplaying videos on your desktop" The Next Web 11/2
  • "How to freeze columns and rows in Numbers on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 11/2
  • "Eight Hidden macOS Features You Can Access With the Option Key" MacRumors 11/2
  • "Use Password Assistant To Create Random Passwords" MacMost 11/2
Op/Ed
  • "Daring Fireball: Dan Frakes Goes to Apple as Mac App Store Editor" Macdrifter 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Joyoshare Unveils LivePhoto Converter to Turn Live Photo into GIF, JPG" prMac 7:32 PM
  • "Bullet Hell with Minimalist Aesthetics: Solid Aether for Mac is Out Now" prMac 11/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Taking the cue from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates on digital addiction" ABS-CBN News 8:49 PM
  • "iPad Outsold Major Notebook Manufacturers By Quite A Margin Last Year" Redmond Pie 11/3
  • "Apple, Fitbit Help Drive 67 Percent Surge In Q3 Smartwatch Shipments" HotHardware 11/3
  • "Redesigned Southlake, Texas Apple store now open in time for iPad Pro launch" 9to5Mac 11/3
  • "As Tim Cook remains optimistic, iPhone sales in India are on track to dip year-over-year" 9to5Mac 11/3
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Just Called Out 2 Competitors By Name" ["With regard to growing Messenger and WhatsApp, Zuckerberg sees Apple's iMessage as the biggest product standing in its way, particularly in the United States."] The Motley Fool 11/3
  • "IDC: Smartphone shipments down 6% in Q3 2018, Huawei maintains lead over Apple" VentureBeat 11/2
  • "IDC data shows flat iPhone sales a win as global shipments fall" 9to5Mac 11/2
  • "iPad Remained World's Most Popular Tablet Last Quarter While Huawei Topped Apple in Smartphones Again" MacRumors 11/2
  • "iPad dominates tablet market again, even as sales drop in Q3" ZDNet 11/2
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Tumble 8 Percent in Q3 2018" ["Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, 'Apple iPhone growth was flat, shipping 46.9 million units for 13 percent smartphone marketshare worldwide in Q3 2018. The new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max range is in healthy demand, but Apple's relentless focus on price increases its capping its overall volume growth.'"] Strategy Analytics 11/2
  • "iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartwatch Shipments Leap 67 Percent to 10 Million Units in Q3 2018" ["Apple Watch maintained first position with 45 percent global smartwatch marketshare, while Fitbit jumped into second place, overtaking Samsung and Garmin."] Business Wire 11/2
  • "Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units" SlashGear 11/2
  • "Battery-life of iPhones getting worse with each generation" 9to5Mac 11/2
  • "Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants" Stanford Medicine 11/2
  • "Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Giant Apple Watch heart health study is coming to an end" Cult of Mac 11/2
  • "2008 Steve Jobs interview about early App Store success & future of Facebook emerges" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Apple putting live midterm election results front and center in its news app" 9to5Mac 11/2
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei denies foreign network hack reports" ZDNet 7:54 PM
  • "Georgia Democratic Party under investigation for 'possible cyber crimes': Hacking claims don't seem to hold water when considering the state's previous accusations." ZDNet 5:04 PM
  • "Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones, Responds To Hellish Backlash" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Browser history sniffing is still a thing" gHacks 7:17 AM
  • "Adidas Will Use Augmented Reality To Sell Sneakers" UberGizmo 7:15 AM
  • "Facebook reorganizes Oculus to further its long-term VR goals: It wants to focus on technologies, rather than specific devices." Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Privacy is becoming obsolete, but not everyone thinks you should fear its demise" Digital Trends 7:03 AM
  • "Android news and kids apps contain the most third-party trackers: Over 20 child advocacy groups have sent a letter to the FTC regarding advertising in kids apps." ZDNet 11/3
  • "Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore leaves two dead: A storm is believed to be responsible." Engadget 11/3
  • "One dead, another missing after Amazon building collapse" New York Post 11/3
  • "Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants Friday" Engadget 11/3
  • "Google walkout was 'unprecedented.' It could prompt more tech protests" CNET 11/3
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple's 2018 hardware blitz! [Cult of Mac MagazineCult of Mac 11/3
  • "Mac App Store Categories, USB-C iPads – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-02" The Mac Observer 11/2
  • "What we loved and what we didn't—catch our More in the Making hardware reactions, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 11/2
  • "Mac mini, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, 100 Million Mac users, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Vergecast: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Foxconn" The Verge 11/2
  • "The Mac, with Apple's Tom Boger" iMore 11/2
  • "David Ginsburg Wraps Up The Jamf Nation Users Conference" MacVoices 11/2
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's 2019 iPhones may feature an upgraded Face ID camera" The Verge 9:43 AM
  • "Apple reportedly launches its first 5G iPhone in 2020: Intel's 2019 hardware supposedly runs too hot." Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Don't expect Apple to debut 5G iPhone in 2019" SlashGear 7:14 AM
  • "iPhone fans will have to wait until 2020 for 5G Internet" The Asian Age 7:21 AM
  • "The New MacBook Air Has a Looming Reliability Issue" LAPTOP Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Will Keep Throttling iPhones With Old Batteries. Here's How to Stop It" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/3
  • "Apple's first 5G iPhone could come in 2020: report" The Verge 11/3
  • "The iPhone is reportedly getting 5G in 2020" TechCrunch 11/3
  • "Apple's first 5G iPhone will launch a year behind Android rivals, report says" Mashable 11/3
  • "Apple will accept some of your old iPhones, MacBooks, and Macs for repairs" Digital Trends 11/3
  • "Here's How Much More Share Intel Could Gain in the Apple iPhone" The Motley Fool 11/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 for $499; iPhone 8 Plus not in stock" Digital Trends 4:38 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/2
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/2

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "11-inch iPad Pro vs. 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Can the new model take out the classic?" Digital Trends 4:38 PM
  • "I replaced my iPhone 6 with an XR and this is how it feels: Those who have been used to one phone for more than a couple of years might find it strange to suddenly take the leap up. Some things with the XR are peculiar." ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone XS versus iPhone X - which phone unlocks faster with Face ID" AppleInsider 4:37 PM
  • "Review: XVIDA's iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max Wireless Charging Cases and Accessories" MacTrast 10:42 AM
  • "The new Apple Watch Series 4 isn't for everyone — but if you're looking for an Apple Watch, it's the one to get" Business Insider 11/3
  • "The iPhone XS has a few new camera tricks hiding under the hood — here's what they do" Business Insider 11/3
  • "Apple MacBook 12-inch review: Does the new MacBook Air completely overshadow the 12-inch MacBook?" Digital Trends 11/3
  • "Here's how the 2018 iPad Pros compare to the previous generation" Mashable 11/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Diablo Immortal' hands-on review: 'Diablo Immortal' is an authentic spin on Diablo that fits in your pocket" Digital Trends 11/3
  • "Google's Pixel 3 XL is no match for Apple's iPhone XS Max at Fortnite" AppleInsider 11/3
  • "HomeRun is the best way to run HomeKit scenes from the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11/2
  • "Apple's New Map: Has Apple closed the gap with Google's map?"  Justin O'Beirne 11/2
  • "'Help! I'm Haunted' Review – Taking Aim at They Who Croaked" Touch Arcade 11/2
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Access Notification Center on iPad and iPhone with iOS 12" OS X Daily 9:45 AM
  • "How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone, and revoke permission" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:54 AM
  • "Building a tweet in Shortcuts" Dr. Drang 11/3
  • "How to edit with Depth Control on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 11/2
  • "How to use the Measure app in iOS 12" iMore 11/2
  • "How to convert a PDF to an image file on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 11/2
Tips
  • "Running out of iPhone storage space? Here are some tips to help you free up some space" ZDNet 11/3
  • "How to write NaNoWriMo this year with the help of Apple technology" AppleInsider 11/3
  • "How to run HomeKit scenes from your Apple Watch" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "What Does Blue Dot Mean On My Home Screen?" macReports 11/2
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is an outlier from the open source boomlet" Axios 4:38 PM
  • "Latest version of Apple Maps might give Google some serious competition" BGR 4:37 PM
  • "Is the MacBook Air a good laptop for students, enterprises, and non-power users?" 9to5Mac 9:47 AM
  • "After seeing the iPhone XR in person, I'm not sure if I can recommend it"  Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "Has Tim Cook sandbagged Apple's Christmas quarter earnings?" Apple 3.0 7:08 AM
  • "Standing still. iPad Pro 2018" Macdrifter 7:03 AM
  • "Gartner, IDC were both wildly wrong in guessing Apple's Q4 Mac shipments" AppleInsider 11/3
  • "What wasn't announced at Apple's October event" 9to5Mac 11/3
  • "Missing the Point with Charts (Premium)" Thurrott 11/3
  • "Thoughts on iPad apps, web apps, and the move to subscriptions" 9to5Mac 11/3
  • "An iPad Pro with a USB-C port is fantastic news for the whole mobile industry" Android Central 11/3
  • "Why Apple Will Stop Sharing The Numbers of iPhones, iPads, Macs Sold Despite Record Revenue Forecast" Forbes 11/3
  • "Apple says it's struggling to sell iPhones in India, but it's really not trying"  VentureBeat 11/3
  • "Apple: Cook Ninjas His Way To Multiple Expansion" Seeking Alpha 11/2
  • "Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry: 'We are seeing industry-wide adoption of iOS at thousands of retailers, from neighborhood boutiques to many of the best-known retailers in the world,' says Apple Chief Financial Officer, Luca Maestri." Computerworld 11/2
  • "Captivating the Creative Community with 'Today at Apple'" MacStories 11/2
  • "Our First Peek at New MacBook Air Performance Isn't Pretty" Thurrott 11/2
  • "Elon Musk says Apple doesn't really 'blow people's minds' anymore"  Business Insider 11/2
  • "Would you buy a $2,000 iPhone? I know some of you would" ZDNet 11/2
  • "Apple Will No Longer Report Hardware Sales Figures" ["It's a good strategy. But as someone who values real-world data and metrics, I mourn this decision just as I complain when Microsoft does the same thing in its own earnings. These are humongous companies that should be beholden to the requirements of their shareholders. And that should include transparent reporting of sales data that can be used to make the right investment decisions."] Thurrott 11/2
  • "Apple won't reveal how many iPhones it sells anymore, and here's why" BGR 11/2
  • "From now on Apple is going to keep its sales figures a secret" BetaNews 11/2
  • "4 Apple products and technologies that are running out of time: This week's Apple event saw the revival of two product lines, but it also hinted at the end of the road for some of Apple's technologies."  Macworld 11/2
  • "If we had to sacrifice Apple Pencil compatibility for a USB-C iPad, then so be it: It's annoying now, but ditching Apple Pencil 1.0 support in the new iPad Pro paves the way for easier pairing in future devices."  Macworld 11/2
  • "Android Confidential: What premium Android phones can learn from the iPhone XR" PCWorld 11/2
  • "Apple's place is in the enterprise: With powerful new hardware, an increasing number of large-scale deployments and the ability to easily manage and support those deployments, Apple's place is in the office." Computerworld 11/2
Non-Apple
  • "Android Without* Google?" Thurrott 4:38 PM
  • "How to deal with fraud in games" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Pixel 3 vs. OnePlus 6T: Which Android should you get? It's a battle between a superb camera and a fantastically low price tag." CNET 7:14 AM
  • "The $550 OnePlus 6T makes me feel like I'm cheating in a world where top smartphones cost $750 or more" Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "Blizzard Co-Founder Allen Adham says 'we have not forgotten' core Diablo fans" Digital Trends 11/3
  • "The end of God? Claims humans will 'worship AI Messiah': Humans will worship at the altar of an Artificially Intelligent God, it has been claimed." Daily Star (UK) 11/3
  • "The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones: Everybody's talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype."  Computerworld 11/3
  • "Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price" Android Police 11/3
  • "We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/3
  • "LG V40 ThinQ review: Full-featured smartphone built for Android tinkerers Review" ZDNet 11/2
  • "The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test" AnandTech 11/2
  • "Google's walkout and the new tech activism" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
  • "Phone numbers should be more portable, and Palm is the proof" The Verge 11/2
  • "Palm phone review: an idea whose time may never come" TechCrunch 11/2
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine for November 04, 2018" GoComics 10:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Guardians Clash Now Available for iOS Devices" prMac 7:32 PM
  • "DayView 1.0 Brings a Personal Dashboard to Your Apple TV" MacRumors 9:47 AM
  • "Download these color spectrum wallpapers for iPhone" iDownload Blog 9:43 AM
  • "Shazam For iOS Lets You Share To Instagram Stories" UberGizmo 7:15 AM
  • "Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver V1.1.1 with more bug fixes and improvements" iDownload Blog 7:07 AM
  • "Coming November 3: Gene Steinberg meets The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet and tech journalist Rob Pegoraro, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft updates OneDrive for iOS with full support for the iPhone Xs Max's resolution" Neowin 11/2
  • "Slick Minimalist Puzzler 'Kolumno' Launching November 15th" Touch Arcade 11/2
  • "Blizzard announces the Diablo franchise is coming to iOS with Diablo Immortal" 9to5Mac 11/2
  • "'Diablo' for Mobile Announced at Blizzcon" Touch Arcade 11/2
  • "Blizzard's popular Diablo series coming to iOS with 'Diablo Immortal': On Friday at its annual Blizzcon event, Activision Blizzard announced 'Diablo Immortal,' the first iteration of the Diablo series to come to mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad." AppleInsider 11/2
  • "iOS, iCloud PR lead Laura Newell leaves Apple for new job in healthcare industry" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Developers can now request access to App Store Connect API to automate App Store tasks" 9to5Mac 11/2
  • "iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch are top 10 Black Friday gifts – Report" Apple Must 11/2
  • "Spotify could finally be on its way to Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 11/2
  • "Spotify prepares app for Apple Watch and there's no offline support" Pocketnow 11/2
  • "Spotify is Coming to Apple Watch With Beta App Available Now" MacRumors 11/2
  • "Apple's Shazam iOS App Updated With Support For Sharing Songs Via Instagram Stories" Redmond Pie 11/2
  • "Star Trek Fleet Command beams up to iOS and Android on November 29" VentureBeat 11/2
  • "Mophie's Much-Awaited Battery Case Only Works With the iPhone X" Thurrott 11/2
  • "'Football Manager 2019 Touch' and 'Football Manager 2019 Mobile' are both now available worldwide on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 11/2
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft is leading quantum computer race to unlock mysteries around us: Believed to be a lot faster and more capable than the existing computing systems, quantum computing is set to herald the next wave of the digital revolution." IANS 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Patent Envisions Second Rear Display With Pen Stylus Support" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Microsoft may be the world's largest open source contributor, but developers don't care—yet" TechRepublic 8:48 PM
  • "Acquisitions: A Red Hat tip for IBM/Software giant's purchase of firm that powers BSE, Indian Railways and SBI will boost the tech performance of the latter's clients" Forbes India 7:24 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Speed Binning Exposed: TU106-400A vs TU106-400" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Tech Billionaires' Obligation to the Cities Around Them" The Atlantic 7:14 AM
  • "3 Things IBM Sees In Red Hat That Others Missed" Forbes 11/3
  • "Wall Street sees 20%-25% regulatory risk for IBM's envisioned acquisition of Red Hat" Foss Patents 11/3
  • "IBM + Red Hat: What Does It Mean For Open Source Startups?" Forbes 11/3
  • "Chinese chip firm Fujian Jinhua denies stealing IP from Micron" Reuters 11/3
  • "Carl Icahn sues Dell over 'unprivatisation' plan: Carl Icahn versus Dell, round two" Computing 11/2
  • "Icahn Funds Seek Dell's Books Over Stock Exchange Proposal" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/2
  • "Activist Icahn sues Dell over financial disclosures for IPO" Irish Independent 11/2
  • "Icahn't let you do this: Stock botherer fires off sueball to scupper Dell's 'coercive' deal/Carl takes his chances in Delaware chancery" The Register 11/2
  • "Did Microsoft Just Dump Intel For Xilinx?" Forbes 11/2
  • "Microsoft says future data centres will be underwater" MyBroadband 11/2
  • "AI chip startup gets backing from Microsoft and Intel" Digital Journal 11/2
  • "Microsoft chief warns companies to act now to maximise AI opportunity" BusinessWeekly 11/2
  • "Microsoft CEO urges tech companies to defend users' privacy" The Statesman 11/2
  • "Privacy should be treated as human right: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" PTI 11/2
  • "Microsoft extends cooperation with ETH, EPFL, partners with Mixed Reality & AI Zurich Lab" Telecompaper 11/2
  • "Microsoft's SwiftKey Beta for Android now lets you search natively from Bing" Neowin 11/2
  • "The IBM and Red Hat mega-merger: Who stands to benefit most?" ComputerWeekly 11/2
  • "IBM's Red Hat buy brings a Java app server dilemma: Its Red Hat buy comes with Java products that compete with IBM's—in a market that is shrinking anyhow" InfoWorld 11/2
  • "IBM's ultimate insider makes an uncharacteristic gamble" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
  • "Intel and Tencent debut AI-powered camera systems for retail" VentureBeat 11/2
  • "Intel CPUs impacted by new PortSmash side-channel vulnerability: Vulnerability confirmed on Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU series. Researchers suspect AMD processors are also impacted." ZDNet 11/2
  • "Update: Intel CPUs Impacted By PortSmash Side-Channel SMT Exploit, AMD Likely Also Vulnerable" HotHardware 11/2
  • "Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys: Side-channel leak in Skylake and Kaby Lake chips probably affects AMD CPUs, too." Ars Technica 11/2
  • "Cisco report delves into the new data-driven wave of IT management" SiliconRepublic 11/2
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 10 mln in incubation centre in South Africa" Telecompaper 11/2
  • "GlobalFoundries Establishes Avera Semiconductor: a Custom Chip Company" AnandTech 11/2
  • "Indian researchers built the country's very first native microprocessor" The Next Web 11/2
  • "'Human brain' supercomputer switched on for the first time" Telegraph 11/2
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Fiscal 2018 in 7 Mind-Boggling Metrics" The Motley Fool 9:44 AM
  • "Short-sellers take aim at Apple tech supplier IQE" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Shares Tumble on Concerns of Slowing iPhone Demand" Bloomberg 11/2
  • "Examining Apple's record-breaking 2018 fourth quarter earnings results by the numbers" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Apple stock tumbles on iPhone sales worries, but analysts aren't that rattled" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
  • "Apple relying on higher selling prices, services growth in fourth quarter analysts say" AppleInsider 11/2
  • "Apple warns on holiday sales, sending value below $1 trillion" Reuters 11/2
  • "'Houdini-like metrics move': Here's what Wall Street is saying about Apple's decision not to reveal its iPhone sales" Business Insider 11/2
  • "Apple has 'something to hide': Here's what every major analyst had to say about its earnings report" CNBC 11/2
  • "Apple's new translucency: What analysts are saying" Apple 3.0 11/2
  • "Best and worst Apple analysts: Q4 2018" Apple 3.0 11/2
  • "Merrill Lynch Downgrades Apple Shares After Earnings Call" The Mac Observer 11/2
Industry News
  • "Stocks snap three-day winning streak; Apple sours on outlook: U.S. officials reject possibility of early resolution to trade war" MarketWatch 11/2
  • "Dow Breaks Win Streak as Stocks Slide on China Uncertainty, Apple Outlook: The Dow ended Friday lower as Apple's outlook disappointed Wall Street and doubts grew over a trade deal with China." TheStreet 11/2
  • "Stocks see-saw as Trump says China 'wants to make a deal'" FOXBusiness 11/2
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks end a strong week slightly lower" Associated Press 11/2
  • "Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stock Indexes: Losses threaten the recent stock-market rebound; Apple falls 6.6%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
  • "Asian markets surge, kick off global stock rally as China-U.S. trade tensions ease for now: Apple suppliers not hurt by tech giant's after-hours plunge" MarketWatch 11/2
  • "European stock markets maintain strong November start" MarketWatch 11/2

 
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