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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

  • "How Apple's New Growth Engine Will Fuel 48% Stock Gain"  Investopedia 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's services will grow to over $100 billion per year in 2023, says Morgan Stanley"  AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "On AAPL's Multiple: Trading at 50% Off" ["The company's recent decision to end the reporting of hardware unit numbers should help focus investors on what matters most: revenue and earnings growth. ... While it will take a year or more, we believe this reporting change should raise Apple's multiple, potentially 2x higher, to be more in line with other predictable and growing businesses."] Loup Ventures 7:37 AM
  • "Apple's price inflation turns privacy from a right to a privilege: Your data belongs to you...if you're wealthy."  Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "What's Happening With Apple's Secret Augmented Reality Glasses Project?"  The Motley Fool 7:46 AM
  • "Apple releases supplemental macOS 10.14.1 update for 2018 MacBook Air owners" 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Apple issues macOS 10.14.1 Supplemental Update specifically for 2018 MacBook Air" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "Understanding New macOS Mojave App Security Alerts" Intego 7:49 AM
  • "How to set your macOS screensaver to show a Photos album" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "How to Download the High Sierra Installer Under Mojave" The Mac Observer 12:25 PM
  • "Recreating the All My Files Finder List" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X update coming soon?" Alex4D 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome accidental charges warning protects against unintended subscriptions" 9to5Google 12:35 PM
  • "Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 12.5: Now Mojave Ready with Dark Mode Support, New Searchable Commands Panel, Lorem Ipsum Generation, and More" Bare Bones Software 12:26 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple probing sudden declines of up to 40 percent in reported podcast listeners"  AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Investigates Reports of Listener Drop-off in Apple Podcast Analytics" The Mac Observer 7:00 PM
  • "Apple opens first store in Thailand Saturday" Apple 7:36 AM
  • "Apple reveals first Thailand store ahead of opening on Saturday" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "CIRP says 181M iPhones in active use in US, but starting to level off" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm Still Bitten by Apple: Chip maker has a tough year ahead with slumping smartphone market and ongoing legal tussle with Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Woozy Face, Bald Person, Face With 3 Hearts and Foot Among Most Discussed New Emoji in iOS 12.1" MacRumors 3:18 PM
  • "Siri as matchmaker not far according to Tinder CEO" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile says it's ready to tackle scam robocalls with FCC recommended tech" CNET 4:09 PM
  • "T-Mobile says it has blocked 1 billion spam calls, is ready for call authentication" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "How Kara Swisher Is Holding Tech Titans Accountable" Forbes 12:36 PM
  • "Google: Newer Android versions are less affected by malware" ZDNet 4:09 PM
  • "Latest state of Android security: Just .08% of phones installing from Google Play have harmful apps" Android Central 1:12 PM
  • "Android users now face forced app updates, thanks to Google's new dev tools: Google is giving developers tools to push users into updating their apps." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "North Korea-linked hackers stole millions from ATMs across the world" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Google Changes Sexual Misconduct Policies After A Global Walkout" BuzzFeed News 12:42 PM
  • "Google, After Employee Walkout, Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:42 PM
  • "Google announces changes to sexual misconduct procedures" Mashable 12:39 PM
  • "A former Facebook exec is on a mission to reinvent your calendar" Business Insider 7:33 AM
  • "The foldable phones are coming" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Watch this creepy AI anchor talk like a real person: China's state media, Xinhua, debuted its freaky new presenter this week." CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Home Bixby Smart Speaker Passes FCC Certification" MySmartPrice 6:49 AM
  • "AX Series Macs, iBooks Author's Future – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-08" The Mac Observer 3:06 PM
  • "T2-Chip Video Encoding, Mac Mini Ram, 10Gb Ethernet with Jim Tanous -ACM 487" The Mac Observer 6:48 AM
  • "How MacBook Air showcases the battle between USB-C and Thunderbolt: Times are tough for the high-speed port, as even loyal ally Apple offers only USB-C on its new iPad Pro." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Apple made 2018 MacBook Air battery replacements much easier" Cult of Mac 7:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air: A New Hope" iFixit 12:39 PM
  • "This just in: What? No, I can't believe it. The 2018 MacBook Air still a huge pain to have repaired" The Register 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Highlights Use of Recyclable Plastics in New MacBook Air and Mac mini" MacRumors 12:41 PM
  • "Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air" AppleInsider 12:39 PM
  • "The new AirPod sequels may arrive sooner than we expected" [Video Report] CNET 4:09 PM
  • "iOS 12.1.1 will let iPhone XR users expand notifications with Haptic Touch" 9to5Mac 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone XR's Haptic Touch will soon gain another 3D Touch feature: Coming soon in iOS 12.1.1" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "iPhone alarms could automatically change to give users a full night's sleep" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals ongoing Work on micro-LED displays in Context with Holographic Imagery" Patently Apple 7:50 AM
  • "Apple patent involves displays with 'holographic adjustments" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
  • "Apple patent would offer more control over 3D avatars on Mac, iOS devices" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM

  • "These are the best 29 features of Apple's 2018 iPad Pro" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "iPad Pro 2018 Gut Reaction" Macdrifter 3:18 PM
  • "Initial impressions of the 11-inch iPad Pro" iDownload Blog 9:23 AM
  • "iPad Pro Diary: I can't put this thing down, but we really need 'padOS'" 9to5Mac 7:17 AM
  • "MacBook Air 13" Retina 2018 Teardown" iFixit 9:04 AM
  • "Yes, it's possible to upgrade a 2018 Mac mini's RAM. No, it's not easy: David Gewirtz cracked open his brand-new 2018 Mac mini within minutes of its arrival. Here's what he found out." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone XR vs. iPhone XS: Photo samples" CNET 7:29 AM
  • "JLab Epic Air Elite review: JLab's new Epic Air Elite pack pulse-pounding bass in reliable wireless buds" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "Fall haul! Stay classic with Strapa's luxury Italian leather Primus Apple Watch band" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Review: Belkin BoostCharge battery pack with Lightning makes powering up easier" AppleInsider 3:19 PM
  • "The Crucial P1 1TB SSD Review: The Other Consumer QLC SSD" AnandTech 8:35 AM
  • "How to download the Shortcuts developer beta: Apple makes a beta version of its Shortcuts app available to members of its Developer Program. Here's how you can get in on testing the latest version." iMore 9:03 PM
  • "How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 3)" Computerworld 10:52 AM
  • "How to Switch to Software Encryption on Your Vulnerable Solid-State Drive" Lifehacker 9:23 AM
  • "How to use dual SIM with an eSIM on iPhone XS and iPhone XR" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Installing Mobdro on iPhone and iPad – Is it Possible?" AddictiveTips 7:47 AM
  • "How to upgrade the RAM on the new 2018 Mac mini" AppleInsider 10:13 AM
  • "Mac mini Late 2018 Memory Replacement" iFixit 7:09 AM
  • "Beginner's Guide: How to set up and get started with your new iPad or iPad Pro/If you're just getting your first iPad, here's everything you need to get up and running!" iMore 9:03 PM
  • "8 great tricks for the 2018 iPad Pro" Cult of Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Mac mini: 4 Perfect Uses for Apple's Smallest Mac" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:19 PM
  • "New keyboard shortcuts make GarageBand worthy of the 2018 iPad Pro" Cult of Mac 12:42 PM
  • "All the Useful Stuff Your iPad and Other Gadgets Can Do With USB-C" Gizmodo 10:14 AM
  • "Use This iOS Shortcut to Roll New Dungeons & Dragons Characters" Lifehacker 9:45 AM
  • "Three Things to Know About the New Apple Pencil" MacRumors 9:44 AM
  • "Bald person, new smileys top list of most discussed iOS 12.1 emoji" AppleInsider 9:08 PM
  • "Is Apple's iPhone SE 2 Officially Dead?"  iDrop News 3:19 PM
  • "7+ unique technologies Apple could put inside an Apple television" Apple Must 3:06 PM
  • "A folding screen is just what the iPhone needs, but don't expect it anytime soon"  Macworld 12:42 PM
  • "Hundreds of people have taken to Reddit to complain that Apple is 'nickle and diming' them with its new products"  Business Insider 12:27 PM
  • "I returned the new iPad Pro less than 24 hours after buying it — here's why" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook Air vs the MacBook Pro — Here are the main differences" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Earlier every year: iPhone production cut rumors" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Apple customers discuss the 'nickel and diming' that annoys them the most" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Here's how many days you'd have to work to pay for a new iPhone" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Four Reasons App Startups Should Still Start With iOS" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Fight With Apple Continues to Weigh on Qualcomm: There's still no end in sight." The Motley Fool 9:08 PM
  • "Read Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's last will and testament" GeekWire 5:27 PM
  • "Facebook Portal+ review: A big display, clever cinematography and a boatload of privacy questions for $349" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Review: Palm's Tiny Smartphone-For-Your-Smartphone Is Novel But Nonsensical" Time 7:48 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T Check-In: In-Display Fingerprint Reader" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "LG V40 Review: Video Capabilities Set It Apart" Forbes 7:04 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The next Apple Watch Activity challenge goes live on Veterans Day this Sunday" iDownload Blog 1:10 PM
  • "'New Romance of the Three Kingdoms' Coming November 26th, Two New Trailers Released" Touch Arcade 3:24 PM
  • "'Tropico For iPad' Has New Overlays Built Specifically For The iPad Version Of The Game" Touch Arcade 12:42 PM
  • "Designer Brings iMac G3 to Life With Cute iBot G3 Toy" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Google's Files Go hits 30 million users and is getting a new name" The Verge 9:45 AM
  • "This Gadget Turns Your iPad Pro Into a MacBook" LAPTOP Magazine 7:48 AM
  • "Fossil Sport Smartwatch debuts with new Wear 3100 chip and Wear OS" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Brydge keyboard turns the new iPad Pro into a laptop" Mashable 8:55 AM
  • "Brydge announces its own take on the iPad Pro's keyboard cover" The Verge 7:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Warning: More bad news for Microsoft fans after October 2018 update delay/Windows 10 fans have been dealt more bad news as the wait for Microsoft to release the delayed October 2018 update rumbles on." Express UK 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges some Windows 10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Some Windows 10 Pro Licenses Are Suddenly Being Deactivated" HotHardware 8:56 PM
  • "Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server: It's all so unProfessional" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Why is Windows 10 Suddenly Deactivated?" AddictiveTips 9:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated: Microsoft acknowledges there's a problem but there's no fix yet." Ars Technica 8:45 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview 18277 Brings High DPI Scaling Enhancements And Alexa-Cortana Integration" HotHardware 9:07 PM
  • "Sprint Is Throttling Microsoft's Skype Service, Study Finds" Bloomberg 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word" CTV News 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Word Gets Intelligent About To-Do Lists: Rather than having to write down a to-do list or create it in a separate document, Microsoft uses AI to automatically generate them based on your notes. But that's just the start as Microsoft intends to turn the to-do list into a collaborative tool." PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft charts Cortana's evolution as project lead Javier Soltero reportedly departs: Cortana hasn't lost the fight. It just hasn't won" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Surface Pro 3 Picks Up Some Firmware Updates" Thurrott 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft helps bring broadband internet to rural tribal lands: It will expand internet access to about 73,500 people in Washington and Montana." Engadget 7:24 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa Now Available for all Windows 10 Devices" Thurrott 2:32 PM
  • "AMD's Zen 2 architecture heralds the coming of Ryzen 3 processors: Zen 2 made its debut in the 'Rome' EPYC data centre chips" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "Intel may showcase 4G, 5G capable device for 3.5Ghz frequency range" Gadgets Now 7:49 AM
  • "Intel adopts Contributor Covenant for all open-source projects and developers" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3-Inch, 15.6-Inch Models With 8th Gen Intel Core i3 Launched: Price, Specifications" Gadgets 360 7:49 AM
  • "HP introduces new healthcare devices" TahawulTech 7:35 AM
  • "Dell EMC Enhances VxRail With Greater Automation, Easier Management" eWeek 9:28 AM
  • "Valenciaport the latest in uptake of IBM-Maersk blockchain project" Digital Supply Chain 7:48 AM
  • "IBM, Seagate Team Up to Tackle Hard Drive Fakes With Blockchain" 7:48 AM
  • "IBM will use blockchain to prevent counterfeiting of Seagate's hard drives" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "Privacy Activists Take On Oracle and Equifax Over Shadowy Profiling" Fortune 7:53 AM
  • "Cisco, AWS pair up on Kubernetes management: Cisco's Container Platform will harmonize with Amazon's EKS to manage Kubernetes containers on-premises and the public cloud." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Cisco works with Amazon to help businesses run apps in the cloud" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Smart machines, pervasive intelligence key for Industry 4.0 and beyond: Manufacturing facilities of the future are expected to take full advantage of what artificial intelligence has to offer." ZDNet 8:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Morgan Stanley raised its Apple price target" Apple 3.0 4:09 PM
  • "Apple reclaims its crown as the most-popular stock among millennials" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Why Wall Street Grades Apple on Such a Harsh Curve" The Motley Fool 3:24 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly lower as the Fed stands pat on interest rates: Dow ekes out gains for fourth straight session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed After Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: Stocks ended mixed Thursday afternoon after the Fed left interest rates unchanged but left open the likelyhood of a rate hike in December." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks edge mostly lower after a big post-election surge" Associated Press 12:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat as Oil Prices Slump: Energy shares are the biggest loser as crude tumbles more than 20% from October high." [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Most Asian markets make strong gains, led by export-heavy stocks: Hang Seng rises despite sinking casino stocks; China gives up early gains" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "Europe stocks end the day higher, helped by relief rally over U.S. midterms: Spanish banks jump on court ruling" MarketWatch 8:12 AM

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