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Weekend Highlights: To thwart Qualcomm's looming iPhone sales ban in China, Apple to push software updates; another effort underway to bypass ban is to boost production with exempt Pegatron; finally, Judge Lucy Koh tells Qualcomm they cannot introduce new evidence in ongoing legal spat with Apple/Intel; Brave follows Microsoft's Edge browser's move to Chromium; Apple's adding of Austin campus (and others) "reflects shifting strategy and changing identity" argues Wall Street Journal, and Dan Moren attempts to make sense of what it means about Apple's product plans; would you quit your smartphone for an entire year—for $100,000?; 6.8 million Facebook users data potentially exposed by fewfound bug; Ming-Chi Kuo slashes 2019 iPhone sales estimates by 20%; ArchDaily reviews iPad Pro from an architect perspective, and Digital Trends writer takes iPad Pro on vacation.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "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
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "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
AppleCare/Helps
  • "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

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "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/Tutorial
  • "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
Tips
  • "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
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
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" WSJ.com [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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