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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.

Thursday Highlights: Protesters in Catalan told use Android phones not iPhones due to Apple's censorship; "Will demand sustain continued development?" Asks Daniel Eran Dilger when it comes to Macs and the pro market; AirPods "among most successful" products entered into Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame; How-To Geek explains where all the iTunes features went in Catalina; Glenn Fleishman shows where Time Machine backups went after Catalina; Apple's iOS updates a bit problematic, but Apple says 50% of iPhones have upgraded; Bloomberg on how Dialog Semiconductor survived after losing Apple business; Apple remains #1 on Interbrand's Best Global Brands; book will look at Apple post Steve Jobs; Photoshop for iPad on the way without certain key features; The Inquirer reviews iPhone 11 Pro, PCWorld pits a Dell laptop vs the Mac Pro, while CNET has a review of Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs MacBook Air; people still angry Apple killed headphone jack.

  • "Kuo cuts iPhone XR shipment estimates from 100 million to 70 million, forecasts YOY decline in iPhone sales for first quarter of 2019"  9to5Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Cuts iPhone XR Lifecycle Shipment Estimates by 30 Million" MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo, similar to his iPhone X prognostications" AppleInsider 10:15 AM
  • "iPhone XR shipments diluted by Apple iPhone XS, 8 and 7, analyst predicts: Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reportedly expects a decline in shipments going into 2019." CNET 3:05 PM
  • "Apple is getting crushed after analysts predict that iPhone unit sales will shrink next year — which is the same time it will stop disclosing iPhone sales" Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "Apple was the top-selling mobile phone brand on Alibaba platforms during Singles Day, beating Chinese rivals"  CNBC 7:25 AM
  • "These 2 charts reveal a growing problem for Apple in China — searches for the new iPhones 'fell of a cliff' in October" Business Insider 10:01 AM
  • "Apple to boost its Amazon presence with listings for iPhones, iPads, and more" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "How Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Rain found the voice of Hal 9000, and accidentally invented Siri"  Telegraph 8:04 AM
  • "Why Apple failed in India — and how it can recover" VentureBeat 7:12 PM
  • "Visual Studio Code Gets Better MacOS Support, Multiline Search" Thurrott 6:34 PM
  • "How to create a table of contents in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 10:01 AM
  • "How to shift an email address from one Apple ID to another: You can move a non-Apple-provided email address from one Apple ID account to another with a little effort." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "How to make the most of iCloud's sharing and collaboration tools" AppleInsider 10:14 AM
  • "5 Great Tips for Working on a Mac at Night or in Low Light" OS X Daily 11:36 AM
  • "Customize macOS Dock Hiding" MacMost 9:58 AM
  • "How to make your hard drive icons show up in macOS Mojave" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Who put that in my Full Disk Access list? ssh and Mojave's privacy protection" Eclectic Light Company 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Global Tablet Shipments to Decline 4.3% in 2018; Huawei to Become 3rd Largest Manufacturer Surpassing Amazon, Says TrendForce" ["The leading tablet maker Apple has revealed its new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models ahead of the coming holiday sales in Europe and the U.S. However, its launch not long after new iPhones and the premium price tags, 25% higher than its ancestors, may prevent the new iPad Pro series from achieving mass market success. As the result, TrendForce expects the iPad shipment to fall by 2% YoY, recording 43 million units for 2018."]  Business Wire 7:28 AM
  • "Redesigned Apple Alderwood Mall opens November 17th" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Broadway ditches heavy production books for iPads" Cult of Mac 7:24 AM
  • "Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X, catches extra charges" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Jony Ive's latest design is the ultimate diamond ring – made only of diamond ..." 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple designer Jony Ive dreams up an all-diamond ring" CNET 11:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Comcast should be investigated for antitrust violations, say small cable companies" The Verge 4:08 PM
  • "Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "Comcast uses NBC to harm other cable companies, rivals say: Lobby requests DOJ antitrust probe into Comcast abuse of TV channel ownership." Ars Technica 12:40 PM
  • "Hacking Team Hacker Phineas Fisher Has Gotten Away With It: Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have no idea who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team." Motherboard 7:48 AM
  • "Rural Kids Face an Internet 'Homework Gap.' The FCC Could Help" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary Scientist Dr. Pascal Lee, Part II" The Mac Observer 6:03 PM
  • "The MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1" MacVoices 4:06 PM
  • "#219: The Chicken Just Laid an Egg/After a week with the new iPad Pro, it's time for our in-depth review of what we like and don't like about Apple's latest tablet hardware." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:06 PM
  • "Bridge Mode, APFS, and Tips from MacTech – Mac Geek Gab 735" The Mac Observer 7:11 AM
  • "Apple to replace unresponsive iPhone X touchscreens for free: A defective display component may render some touchscreens useless." Ars Technica 8:51 AM
  • "Apple admits faults with iPhone X and MacBook Pro, will fix yours for free" GearBrain 7:43 AM
  • "Some MacBook Pro SSDs could fail — Apple launches free service program" BetaNews 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's display replacement program addresses touch issues plaguing some iPhone X units" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "iPad Pro teardown reveals TrueDepth array change, Apple Pencil guts" Ars Technica 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Pencil Teardown Hints At Potential New Features" UberGizmo 9:11 PM
  • "Intel's new 5G modem might power Apple's first 5G iPhones" The Verge 11:36 AM
  • "Intel accelerates 5G modem rollout, but it won't make the 5G iPhone come any sooner" Macworld 3:06 PM
  • "New AirPods are 'definitely' coming this year, according to one leaker" BGR 6:57 PM
  • "iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program FAQ: Everything you need to know" Macworld 11:24 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro SSD service program FAQ: Everything you need to know" Macworld 10:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Where to find Black Friday deals on Apple products" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM

  • "MacBook Air (2018) review: The MacBook Air plays the oldies we love, but the band is getting old" Digital Trends 9:11 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Apple's veteran ultraportable gets a facelift" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air 2018 vs Surface Laptop 2 review" Tech Advisor 7:59 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air (2018) Check-In: Performance" Thurrott 10:14 AM
  • "iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) review: The 12.9in iPad Pro is a brilliant computing device if your workflow can live with its compromises. But do you really need one?" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review: We review Apple's 10.5in iPad Pro for 2017, including speed, graphics and battery tests" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "iPad Pro (2018) Review: The Computer Of Tomorrow, With Compromises From Today" Forbes 7:15 AM
  • "iPad Pro 11" Teardown" iFixit 7:22 AM
  • "This Apple Pencil (2018) review was drawn with... the Apple Pencil!" iMore 11:00 AM
  • "Apple AirPods review: Not the ultimate in sound quality, but Apple still leads the way in wireless headphone tech Tested at £160" What Hi-Fi? 7:55 AM
  • "2018 iPad Pro Smart Folio Cover review: Is it worth $99?" Cult of Mac 2:17 PM
  • "Hands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped Citation 100 smartspeaker" AppleInsider 2:17 PM
  • "Review: Optoma Nuforce BE Live2 In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 2:16 PM
  • "Review: Vinpok Split 15.6-inch USB-C Touch Screen Monitor" Apple World Today 11:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Reminder and GoodTask: Third-Party Upgrades to Apple's Reminders" MacStories 10:12 AM
  • "How to open Safari links in Apple News" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
  • "Complete Guide: Receive Push Notifications in React-Native iOS app" Hacker Noon 7:55 AM
  • "Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro" AppleInsider 12:40 PM
  • "Sam Rutherford's Flexible Phone Pricing Standards" Pixel Envy 9:19 PM
  • "If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs"  AppleInsider 3:45 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China's 11/11 Singles Day, leading the record-breaking sales event" Roughly Drafted 12:40 PM
  • "Concept: Reimagining the Photos app to tell the stories of your memories" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple failed in India — and how it can start innovating again"  MarketWatch 10:14 AM
  • "MacBook Pro vs iPad Pro: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:48 AM
  • "The top 5 console games we'd love to see on iPhone and iPad" 148Apps 7:47 AM
  • "iOS 13 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can unleash the potential of the iPhone and iPad" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "The best web browsers: Will Chrome remain our favorite web browser with arrival of newest version?" Digital Trends 7:11 PM
  • "Amazon's HQ2 Spectacle Isn't Just Shameful—It Should Be Illegal: Each year, local governments spend nearly $100 billion to move headquarters and factories between states. It's a wasteful exercise that requires a national solution." The Atlantic 4:09 PM
  • "Skagen Falster 2 review: An A+ smartwatch, barring the software issues" Android Authority 4:08 PM
  • "Xbox in Transition (Premium)" Thurrott 2:24 PM
  • "Danger! Danger! Don't go to that website!" The MT Show 7:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Swift Playgrounds Updated With Improved Access to Third-Party Content, Better Touch Gestures" MacRumors 7:12 PM
  • "Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive: Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir 'Becoming,' one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries." AppleInsider 6:57 PM
  • "Volkswagen now lets Apple users unlock their cars with Siri" The Verge 4:08 PM
  • "Twelve South Expands Journal Line With CaddySack, New Options for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "Netflix for iOS updated with new iPad Pro resolution support" 9to5Mac 12:38 PM
  • "Netflix for iOS Update Brings New iPad Pro Resolution Support" MacTrast 9:09 PM
  • "Bang & Olufsen rolling out AirPlay 2 updates over coming months" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 12: Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus Times Two, Adam Engst, Bryan Chaffin, Jeff Gamet, Cord Cutting, and Siri Shortcuts" The MUG Center 8:05 AM
  • "CrazyBot for iOS/Android - A new Bot for Candy Crush Saga" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods" AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "Now it's easier to protect your browsing privacy on iOS devices with app" 9to5Mac 7:24 AM
  • "Cloudflare's speedy DNS service now available on iOS and Android" The Verge 7:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "What Is the 'Paris Call?' Google and Microsoft Back Emmanuel Macron's New Plan to Protect the Internet" Fortune 8:22 AM
  • "With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "Microsoft the most admired tech company among top UK channel executives" CRN UK 8:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37/Microsoft's fall feature upgrade, released on Oct. 2, was pulled from distribution four days later. The company has yet to restart the release." Computerworld 2:17 PM
  • "Windows 10 to Get New Customization Options with 'Choose Default Windows Mode': New feature said to be coming to Windows 10 19H1" Softpedia 8:19 AM
  • "Windows 10 19H1 Will Come with a Major Change on the Desktop: Cortana will no longer be part of the search experience" Softpedia 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Windows 10 1803 processor requirements to include Snapdragon 850" Neowin 6:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Might Re-Release Windows 10 Version 1809 Tomorrow: October 2018 Update could get the go-ahead this week" Softpedia 8:18 AM
  • "It's Time: Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates/The November 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout starts tomorrow" Softpedia 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes a 4G LTE Version of the Surface Go: The new model, will start at $679 for consumers, and will be available in the US and Canada on Nov. 20. However, you can pre-order it today on Microsoft's official website" PC Magazine 9:08 PM
  • "B2B Influencer Marketing Interview: Whitney Magnuson, IBM" TopRank Marketing 8:06 AM
  • "IBM to use blockchain to aid scientific research" Channels 8:05 AM
  • "Why Microsoft, Tencent, and Intel are growing cucumbers in autonomous greenhouses" VentureBeat 2:16 PM
  • "Inside IBM's Zurich lab, where scientists are banking on being the first to crack the quantum code" Telegraph 8:05 AM
  • "IBM rolls out Pinpoint Verify to support digital identity trust" The Paypers 8:04 AM
  • "IBM Targets Scientific Research in Latest Blockchain Patent" COINTELEGRAPH 8:03 AM
  • "IBM Says Blockchain Can Power 'Open Scientific Research' in New Patent Filing" CoinDesk 8:03 AM
  • "How IBM and Red Hat Will Impact Your Cloud Strategy" InformationWeek 8:07 AM
  • "HP's latest 'Reinvent Mindsets' effort highlights hiring military veterans" The Drum 8:01 AM
  • "HP, LVAI to roll out largest HP Indigo 20000 digital press deployment in APJ" Labels & Labeling 7:58 AM
  • "Dell Corp UK makes 1.46% net profit margin on £1.556bn in sales – 'satisfactory' apparently" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Intel announces 5G modem for 2019" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans: It's not going to let Qualcomm hold the lead for very long." Engadget 3:44 PM
  • "Intel just told us when its new 5G modem is going to start showing up in phones" BGR 8:01 PM
  • "Intel's new 5G modem might power Apple's first 5G iPhones" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "Intel's 5G Modem To Roll Out In Second Half Of 2019, May Be Used In 2020 iPhone" Redmond Pie 7:02 PM
  • "Intel shares further Cascade Lake performance data" Hexus 7:49 AM
  • "AMD is pulling ahead in the die shrink race with 7nm CPUs and graphics cards" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "AMD's David Wang: We Won't Implement DirectX RayTracing (DXR) Until Its Offered In All Product Ranges" WCCFTech 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX590: 1600 MHz overclocking model surfaced" Tweek PC 7:47 AM
  • "Oracle launches new HPC instances with Intel Xeon and Mellanox network controllers" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Oracle announces new bare metal instances for HPC workloads" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "AWS CEO Andy Jassy confirms Oracle data warehouse switch-off at Amazon" ComputerWeekly 7:43 AM
  • "'Keep Talkin' Larry' – AWS CEO Trolls Oracle's Ellison, as Amazon Dumps Oracle" Light Reading 7:43 AM
  • "Cisco and AWS team up to help businesses run cloud apps" ITProPortal 7:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Mistakenly Sold Off Again On Weak Suppliers" Forbes 2:17 PM
  • "Apple shares drop after iPhone supplier Lumentum cuts forecast" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Apple sinks after one of its facial-recognition suppliers cuts its outlook" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's stock dives further in premarket, after Lumentum cuts outlook" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple hit by fresh 'peak iPhone' fears after suppliers cut outlook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Stock Is Approaching a Very Key Level: Do Not Ignore This" RealMoney 10:12 AM
  • "Citigroup gets negative on chip stocks, citing weak iPhone demand" CNBC 8:52 AM
  • "J.P. Morgan trims Apple price target and iPhone estimates" Apple 3.0 7:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close sharply lower as Dow tumbles 600 points in wake of oil-market woes: Bond market closed in observance of Veterans Day" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends Sharply Lower Led by Apple and Goldman as Trade War Fears Grow: Stocks ended sharply lower Monday after Apple tumbled following a profit warning from a key supplier and on renewed trade war fears." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Apple, Goldman Sachs push Dow down 600 points" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower" Associated Press 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Falls 600 Points As Tech Rout Hits Stocks: Decline erases a rally in energy shares, which had bounced higher with oil prices; Dow industrials fall 600 points" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asian markets largely rally after weak start, led by Chinese stocks: Nikkei back in positive territory" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

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