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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

  • "Apple pumps up its Amazon listings with iPhones, iPads and more: The new listings will arrive in the coming weeks. Amazon has signed a deal with Apple to expand the selection of the iPhone maker's products on Amazon worldwide."  CNET 10:57 AM
  • "Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads: The products will be sold directly from Apple and Apple-authorized retailers" The Verge 10:56 AM
  • "Amazon is finally selling new iPhones after a long and complicated 'turf war' with Apple" Business Insider 11:36 AM
  • "Amazon to Start Selling Latest Apple Products, Excluding Speaker" Bloomberg 8:53 PM
  • "Expect More Apple Products on Amazon, Less Refurbished Gear" PC Magazine 8:40 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XR Inventories Are 'Bloated,' Analyst Says"  Barron's 8:54 AM
  • "Chips ahoy: The Mac's transition to Apple processors is happening sooner than you think/The iPad Pro is a sign of things to come."  Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Apple boosts land holdings to more than 7,000 acres" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "There is a point when the Apple image fades" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac review: Testing the new virtual machine" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "New Security Features in macOS Mojave" Intego 7:24 PM
  • "Apple's Newest Macs Include Better Built-In Audio Devices" Rogue Amoeba 2:14 PM
  • "How to make a video screensaver for your Mac" AppleInsider 7:22 AM
  • "How to skip the Trash and delete files on Mac immediately" iDownload Blog 7:28 AM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Random Reminders" MacMost 9:01 AM
  • "How to add a recently opened files folder to your Dock" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "How to Deauthorize Your iTunes Account on a Computer You Can No Longer Access" MacRumors 7:28 AM
  • "Keeping up with IP number changes" Dr. Drang 8:58 AM
  • "This App Should Be Free" Rixstep 4:58 PM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Champs-Élysées opens in Paris on November 18th" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Watch makes more wish lists than iPad, MacBook" Cult of Mac 10:05 AM
  • "69% U.S. gadget shoppers want an Apple product, Gazelle data suggests" Apple Must 1:48 PM
  • "Google just told us how to fix the worst thing about Androids and iPhones" ["It turns out it's something as easy as switching to dark mode whenever possible. That's something smartphone-savvy users have long suspected, that dark mode will help conserve battery life. There is a caveat, however. The screen has to be an OLED one."] BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Google: Here's why dark mode massively extends your OLED phone's battery life" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "Apple to Donate to Southern and Northern California Fire Relief Efforts" MacRumors 10:58 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook promises donations for latest California wildfires" AppleInsider 11:55 AM
  • "Overeager Chinese music fans spark iTunes and Billboard chart manipulation fears" AppleInsider 10:58 AM
  • "Blind veteran catches second wave with a surfboard and iPhone" Apple 9:28 AM
  • "Apple supplier Finisar to be bought in $3.2bn deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Steve Jobs stood in the lunch line like a regular Joe" Cult of Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME: Fear not, Apple fanbois, they're also running Macintosh" The Register 7:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile set-top box surfaces on FCC, 'Un-carrier' TV service can't be far behind" Android Police 2:15 PM
  • "Cell phones pose plenty of risks, but none of them are cancer: One of the largest studies yet on the relationship between cell phones and cancer hasn't shifted the scientific viewpoint."  Popular Science 8:04 AM
  • "Smishing sounds funny, but it's a serious threat to your phone's security" Digital Trends 7:57 AM
  • "Children are being 'datafied' before we've understood the risks, report warns" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Disney Announces Its Own Streaming Service, Will Pull Content From Netflix" Thurrott 7:32 AM
  • "A Truly Bogus Adventure – The TouchArcade Show #376" Touch Arcade 7:38 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 234, With Special Guest Merlin Mann" Daring Fireball 7:24 PM
  • "An In-Depth Conversation with Jeff Gamet" MacVoices 2:21 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Darren Aronofsky on VR Storytelling" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:06 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPad Pro and Floop Floop with Dave Mark" The Loop 2:05 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 198: 2018 iPad Pro impressions, FaceTime and iPhone XR improvements, watchOS updates" 9to5Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Earnings, iPhone XR, India, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Says Some IPhone X Units Have Faulty Touch Screens" Bloomberg 8:53 PM
  • "Apple says it found issues with some iPhone X and MacBook devices" Reuters 7:05 PM
  • "Apple has hardware issues with its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro" Business Insider 8:24 PM
  • "iPhone XR's Haptic Touch To Gain Notification Expand Feature In iOS 12.1.1" Redmond Pie 7:28 AM
  • "Apple May Have Considered Releasing a 2018 MacBook Air With Faster Core i7 Processor" MacRumors 10:58 AM
  • "Mac mini: Return of the upgradeable RAM" iFixit 8:56 AM
  • "iFixit Verdict: MacBook Air Damn Near Impossible to Fix" LAPTOP Magazine 8:13 AM
  • "iFixit takes a peek inside the new MacBook Air" Engadget 7:39 AM
  • "2018 Mac mini more repairable than 2014 model with socketed RAM and design choices" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "New Security and Privacy Features in iOS 12" Intego 7:29 AM
  • "Future Apple headphones could detect how they are worn with a microphone array" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Launches SSD Service Program for 13-Inch Non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro Sold Between June 2017 and June 2018" MacRumors 5:46 PM
  • "Apple offering free repairs to fix iPhone X display issues and 13-inch MacBook Pro SSD data loss problems" 9to5Mac 5:26 PM
  • "Apple Launches iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program to Address Touch Issues" MacRumors 5:46 PM
  • "iCloud Symbol Next to Apps on iPhone or iPad? Here's What It Means & How to Fix It" OS X Daily 2:31 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Watch Black Friday 2018 Best Deals: Bargains From Best Buy, Target" Forbes 7:15 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM

  • "Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call/The new Air ticks off a lot of boxes, but picky Mac fans will be left with a hard choice." Engadget 2:05 PM
  • "Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018) review: Is it a computer yet? There's Xbox power and a beautiful display, but is iOS holding it back?" GearBrain 11:36 AM
  • "iPad Diaries: My First 48 Hours with the New 12.9" iPad Pro" MacStories 9:57 AM
  • "Getting the iPad to Pro: The new iPad Pro is a computer from the future, with software from yesterday" Craig Mod 8:55 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2018)" PC Magazine 8:14 AM
  • "Review: The iPhone XR isn't a $1,000 flagship, but isn't any less of a premium experience" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Mac mini Late 2018 Teardown" iFixit 7:21 AM
  • "Review: AmpliFi Instant mesh WiFi system is a quality product with 2-minute set up, fast performance, touchscreen, more" 9to5Mac 5:05 PM
  • "JLab Audio Flex Sport Review: Over-Ear Workout Headphones You'll Love" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Review: Aukey's KM-G3 is a great entry-level mechanical gaming keyboard/It's a better keyboard than you'd think for only $65" The Next Web 6:15 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Writing with iPad Pro: The first 48 hours away from Mac" 9to5Mac 2:06 PM
  • "iCab Mobile review: a different web browser for your iOS device" iDownload Blog 2:15 PM
  • "We tried the Los Angeles Clippers' new app that gives fans control over how to watch a game and it will change sports forever" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "How to invoke Siri on iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 6:15 PM
  • "How to charge Apple Watch and check battery life" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "How to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop (Part 4)" Computerworld 11:28 AM
  • "How to deliver Apple Watch notifications quietly" iDownload Blog 9:57 AM
  • "How to remove the SIM card in an iPhone or iPad" iMore 7:47 AM
  • "Keeping 1997/1999 Macs Running In 2018: Not everyone uses modern Macs. I spent a day with a friend who still runs 1997 and 1999 Macs 20 years on." Low End Mac 7:12 AM
  • "How to open two Word documents in Split View on an iPad" Apple Must 7:11 AM
  • "Adjust These Important Apple Watch Series 4 Hidden Settings!" iDrop News 2:06 PM
  • "iPhone quick Tip: Quickly find apps that want your attention" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "As laptop replacements, the iPad Pro and Surface Pro are worlds apart" Fast Company 8:57 PM
  • "Apple Loop: iPhone XR Fights Serious Problem, New iPhone Delayed, Tim Cook Will Hide iPhone Sales" Forbes 7:00 PM
  • "Apple's Siri Might Protect Us From Machine Learning Misused Against Us" The Mac Observer 6:14 PM
  • "I'm in Apple Migration Assistant hell: Don't ask me about the new MacBook Air. Ever tried transferring half a terabyte of data by Wi-Fi? That way lies madness. Bought the recommended Apple-brand cable and dongle. Defective out of the box!" Apple 3.0 5:04 PM
  • "The new Apple Pencil" The Loop 9:58 AM
  • "Comment: Today at Apple transforms the redesigned Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The phone that does everything" Android Central 5:07 PM
  • "Hands-On With the In-Screen Fingerprint Technology in the New OnePlus 6T" MacRumors 5:05 PM
  • "Hands-on: The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is a high quality iPhone XS clone [Video] 9to5Google 12:36 PM
  • "What you need to know before importing that exotic Chinese Android phone: China gets all the cool smartphones, but should you try importing one?" Ars Technica 8:55 AM
  • "The Rise Of The Intelligent Machine In Cybersecurity" Forbes 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Fortnite has smashed its concurrent players record" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows-as-a-service fail: Microsoft keeps customers in the dark" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Deactivates Copies of Windows 10 Due to Server Problem" PC Magazine 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal" Reuters 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's president says we need to regulate facial recognition to avoid a 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' scenario" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal" Reuters 8:39 PM
  • "Your PC May Have Shipped with an Unsupported Version of Windows 10" Digital Trends 3:54 PM
  • "Round two: Microsoft prepares to release Windows 10 October 2018 Update... again!" Help Net Security 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's cloud wins business from Gap as another retailer shuns Amazon" CNBC 8:28 AM
  • "Some new Windows devices are shipping with unsupported software" OnMSFT 8:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 Version 1809 Fiasco Means New Devices Run Older, Unsupported Windows: Snapdragon 850 devices powered by unsupported Windows 10" Softpedia 8:25 AM
  • "Latest cumulative updates come with a brand new issue" Softpedia 8:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 1809 delay: New Arm PCs having to ship with untested Windows 1803" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Seagate To Use IBM Blockchain To Prevent Hard Drive Counterfeiting" RTTNews 8:15 AM
  • "IBM Collaborates With Seagate to Use Blockchain to Reduce Global Hard Drive Counterfeiting" Blokt 8:14 AM
  • "IBM and Seagate use Blockchain to tackle counterfeit hard drives" IT PRO (UK) 8:14 AM
  • "Intel publishes model US privacy bill" bit-tech 8:12 AM
  • "AMD Shows Off 'Rome' Data Center CPU, Signs Amazon as Cloud Chip Customer" The Motley Fool 5:19 PM
  • "New AMD Radeon Adrenalin Driver 18.11.1 Optimized for Fallout 76, Battlefield V and Hitman 2" WCCFTech 8:10 AM
  • "AMD and Nvidia release game ready drivers for Battlefield V" Hexus 8:10 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 steht zum Downlaod bereit" Tweak PC 8:09 AM
  • "An Oracle botherer always pays its debts: Rimini Street reports $48.4m net losses" The Register 5:04 PM
  • "Cisco To Help Cloud Customers Use Amazon Data Centres" Silicon UK 7:58 AM
  • "Cisco & Amazon Bring Public Cloud On-Prem" Light Reading 7:58 AM
  • "Amazon and Cisco join forces to create hybrid app development platform" IT PRO (UK) 7:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Snub Could Mean Qualcomm Stock Is a Bargain" Barron's 7:41 AM
  • "With Apple at $205 and falling, look who's underwater now" Apple 3.0 10:05 AM
  • "Look who's no longer covering Apple" Apple 3.0 7:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow falls 250 points as unraveling oil price shows 'global economy in a tough spot': Disney's stock on track to rise Friday after quarterly results" MarketWatch 2:19 PM
  • "Stocks skid as oil plunge continues; tech sector also falls" Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "Stocks lower on interest rate concerns" FOXBusiness 10:27 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop as Oil Extends Declines: All three major stock indexes are still on track to end the week with big gains" [Paid Membership Required] 10:27 AM
  • "China, Hong Kong lead Asian markets lower with financials under pressure: Nikkei falls from multi-week high; Hang Seng drops 2.5%" MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "Europe stocks fall along with broad-market slide, poised for weekly skid: Thyssenkrupp, Telcom Italia tumble on results" MarketWatch 2:17 PM

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