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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.

  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook calls new regulations 'inevitable': Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech companies don't build products that are inherently good or bad, but should be aware that their products can be used for evil. And he said in an interview for 'Axios on HBO' that new regulations are likely coming."  Axios 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook explains why Apple accepts billions from Google despite privacy concerns"  CNBC 7:43 PM
  • "Tim Cook defends Apple's deal with Google" Axios 7:41 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook on privacy: 'we have to admit when the free market is not working'" Business Insider 9:35 AM
  • "Apple boss says tech industry regulation 'inevitable'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:43 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks search deals w/ Google, privacy in tech, and his daily routine in HBO interview" 9to5Mac 6:35 PM
  • "Does Apple's sales slump mean the firm has finally peaked? The company's $1tn valuation has fallen 20% and fewer people are buying its iPhones"  The Guardian 11/17
  • "Old-School Watchmakers Get Smart to Counter Apple: TAG Heuer, Fossil Group push smart features as consumers demand more from their watches" [Paid Membership Required] 11/17
  • "Why Apple's Stock Slide Could Continue" Barron's 11/17
  • "What Are Apple, GE, And Google Trying To Cover Up?" Forbes 11/17
  • "Apple warns users about macOS legacy media support in latest Final Cut Pro X release" 9to5Mac 11/16
  • "How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index on Your Mac" MacRumors 11/17
  • "How to Change System Font to Lucida Grande in MacOS Mojave" OS X Daily 11/16
  • "How to set your eGPU as the preferred device in macOS Mojave" iMore 11/16
  • "How to work with, edit, and share HEIC images without data loss" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "How to free up storage by deleting iTunes backups of iOS devices" Macworld 11/16
  • "Executing AppleScript in a Mac app on macOS Mojave and dealing with AppleEvent sandboxing" Jesse Squires 8:08 AM
  • "macOS vs.Windows: Which OS Really Is the Best?" PC Magazine 11/16
Press Releases
  • "Apple's Final Cut update shows why we still need a truck now and then" Apple Must 2:39 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Champs-Élysées now open in Paris" Apple 2:42 PM
  • "Gallery: Apple Champs-Élysées makes a grand debut in Paris" 9to5Mac 2:41 PM
  • "50 Years In Tech. Part 10: Hard Landing In Cupertino. Steve Jobs Gets Fired." Monday Note 2:50 PM
  • "Walmart overtakes Apple in online sales" 9to5Mac 11/17
  • "Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in U.S." MacRumors 11/17
  • "Third Street Promenade and Alderwood Apple stores reopen with Today at Apple upgrades" 9to5Mac 11/17
  • "Nostalgic concept imagines case that turns your Apple Watch into an original iPod [Gallery] 9to5Mac 11/17
  • "IWC Wants Apple Watch-Loving Americans to Go Back in Time: Storied Swiss watch brand sees new momentum in the typically tricky U.S. market." Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Swiss banks accused of colluding to hurt Apple Pay" Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Apple Pay adoption in Switzerland may have been hampered by colluding banks" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive: Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science of persuasion are worried about how it is being used" 1843 Magazine 11/16
  • "Walmart set to become a bigger online retailer than Apple" Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Toxic Chemicals Watchdog's 'Mind the Store' Report Awards Apple an A+" MacTrast 11/16
Non-Apple News
  • "With Facebook at 'War,' Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style: New approach causes turmoil, driving several key executives from the company and creating tensions with longtime Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg" [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 PM
  • "Facebook and Twitter should fund an independent watchdog to police fake news, report claims" Telegraph 6:15 PM
  • "Facebook's former security chief stands up for the social network, calls for change" Mashable 6:04 PM
  • "Original 'Diablo' developer calls out Blizzard for disrespecting its employees" Digital Trends 10:12 AM
  • "Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Google may add public comments for searches" Engadget 11/17
  • "Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory: The Strong Museum opened its Women in Games exhibit today as part of its National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. And to celebrate the untold stories of women in video games, the Strong held a unique gathering of the women who made 'herstory' in video games." VentureBeat 11/17
  • "Amazon begins hiring for top secret new device" Telegraph 11/17
  • "Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Tech loyalty threatens productivity in the workplace: There is disconnect between the tech that workers want and what leadership is providing - and employees are not backing down." ZDNet 11/17
  • "A year later, Amazon still won't sell Google Chromecasts because huge companies are hugely petty" Android Police 11/17
  • "Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Rumored Mid-Range Pixel Leaks" Thurrott 11/16
  • "Google's AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Google Play Protect analyzes every Android app that it can find on the internet" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Google Patent for Dynamically Updated Clipboard Could Help Gmail Users Avoid Common Drafting Errors" MySmartPrice 11/16
  • "Trump just made a case that Amazon is not a monopoly" Business Insider 11/16
  • "Facebook's top execs 'make tobacco executives look like Mr. Rogers': The company is under fire, again, this time for years of dirty tricks exposed by the New York Times."  Recode 11/16
  • "After overtaking Apple in smartphones, Huawei is aiming for No. 1 by 2020" CNBC 11/16
  • "FCC ruling will help make smartphone GPS more accurate" Engadget 11/16
  • "Sheryl Sandberg says she also didn't know about a Facebook smear campaign, as Mark Zuckerberg throws the firm's comms team under a bus" Business Insider 11/16
  • "VR, AR and the NHS: How virtual and augmented reality will change healthcare" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Malicious code hidden in advert images cost ad networks $1.13bn this year" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 136: The Unit Sales Crutch" Above Avalon 2:51 PM
  • "You can't underestimate a billion people [#acpodcast] Android Central 11/17
  • "One wonderful week with the new iPad Pro [Cult of Mac MagazineCult of Mac 11/17
  • "MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #2" MacVoices 11/16
  • "iPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm's and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Apple RAM and SSD Prices, Apple's Pipeline, the Future of iOS - ACM 488" The Mac Observer 11/16
  • "iOS 12.1 Bug Lets Hackers Steal Deleted Photos, Apple Working On Fix" Redmond Pie 11/17
  • "Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paperclip" Gizmodo 11/17
  • "The Best Laptops of 2018: MacBook Pro, Chromebook Pixel, Surface Laptop" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/16
  • "Touch panel makers to face weaker demand from iPhone XR in 1Q19, say sources" DigiTimes 11/16
  • "Report: Apple AirPods 2 coming this year" Pocketnow 11/16
  • "Discontinued AirPort Extreme and 2TB Time Capsule Finally Disappear From Apple Online Store" MacRumors 11/16
  • "RIP Apple networking, Time Capsule and AirPort no longer available from Apple" 9to5Mac 11/16
  • "Common multi monitor problems, and how to fix them: Multi-monitor issues? Here's how to resolve them" Digital Trends 11/17
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple gives its refurbished products store a new look, still won't sell you an iPhone X" phoneArena 11/16
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/16
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/16

  • "Review: Mophie's Powerstation USB-C 3XL is the perfect companion for the latest Apple gear" AppleInsider 4:07 PM
  • "We tried to drown the iPhone XS and XR. Only one survived: How deep can these phones really go?" CNET 11/17
  • "Fossil Sport review: This featherweight Fossil might be the lean smartwatch you've been waiting for" Digital Trends 11/17
  • "Keytron Review: An Ultra-Slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard For Mac, Windows PC, Android" Redmond Pie 11/17
  • "Review: Plantronics Rig 800 LX and 500 Pro HX Gaming Headsets" Thurrott 11/17
  • "Surface Headphones review: Comfortable with awesome audio, but noise cancellation needs work" Android Central 11/17
  • "Mous Limitless 2.0 iPhone Case review: classy and tough" iMore 11/17
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12.1.1 Public Beta 3: Autumnal Beta Edition" Forbes 11/16
  • "How to Take Screenshots on New iPad Pro" OS X Daily 2:42 PM
  • "How to Mirror iOS Devices to the Firestick" AddictiveTips 8:06 AM
  • "How to find the iPhone status bar icons that Apple moved because of the notch" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Fix Empty iPhone Voicemail with 'Password and Greeting' Error" OS X Daily 11/17
  • "How to switch between miles and kilometers in Health and Workout apps on iPhone and Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 11/17
  • "How To Add Dual-SIM To iPhone X And Older Devices With Remote Access, 3 SIM 3 Standby Features Without Buying iPhone XS" Redmond Pie 11/16
  • "How to force restart Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11/16
  • "How to reset your Notes password on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 11/16
  • "Geek: In the market for a new computer? Here are some tips" Odessa American 8:57 AM
  • "If you hate the new Gmail version that Google is forcing on users, here's a trick to make your Gmail look old again" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "This is the first thing you should do with a new pair of Apple AirPods" Business Insider 11/17
  • "How to use an iPad or iPad Pro as a monitor for your Mac" AppleInsider 11/17
  • "The One Hidden Feature New MacBook Owners Need to Know" LAPTOP Magazine 11/17
  • "Technical Terms: Bandwidth" MacMost 11/16
  • "The state of the Apple TV in 2018"  9to5Mac 9:35 AM
  • "How Apple tricked me into buying a new MacBook Air"  iTWire 8:08 AM
  • "Here are the five biggest iPad Pro problems, because no device is perfect" AppleInsider 11/17
  • "Apple Going into the Movie Business?" Applepeels 11/17
  • "Thoughts on the Mac in K-12" 9to5Mac 11/17
  • "I've tried every single iPhone currently available — here's my ranking of the 7 iPhones you can buy right now" Business Insider 11/17
  • "Cassandra -Apple Store, IconSiam -An Exercise in Film" eXtensions 11/17
  • "How Apple and other manufacturers attack your right to repair their products" Associated Press 11/16
  • "iPad Pro 11 gets put through scratch, burn and bend testing" GSMArena 11/16
  • "A popular YouTuber was able to bend the new iPad Pro easily" BGR 11/16
  • "Apple Is A Healthy Company. But, Someday, it Could Fail" The Mac Observer 11/16
  • "Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Where's the 5G iPhone?" [Slideshow] Mashable 11/16
  • "I can't wait for Apple to cut the cables" Apple Must 11/16
  • "Get A Job With Apple, The No. 3 'World's Best Employer" MacPrices 11/16
  • "Comment: Text message security breach underlines sense of Apple's approach to 2FA" 9to5Mac 11/16
  • "3 features from other Apple products that the Mac and iPhone need: Apple's latest features don't always make it to all of the company's products. Here are three examples that should make the jump from one platform to another."  Macworld 11/16
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move" ZDNet 6:04 PM
  • "Facebook's executive trainwreck" Axios 2:59 PM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 review: One of the best phones the US is missing out on" Android Police 2:51 PM
  • "Making classic games more approachable should be the norm: SNK and Nintendo are doing it right" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "Tetris Effect is perfect for people overwhelmed by modern video games" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Facebook's former CSO says that the US must 'come together to protect' democracy from misinformation" The Verge 11/17
  • "Email on mobile sucks, but it'll get better in the next 10 years" The Next Web 11/17
  • "Google Maps is the new social network: While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses." Computerworld 11/17
  • "Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg isn't accountable to anyone, so it's time Congress took away the source of his power"  Business Insider 11/17
  • "Google, Second Fiddle in Cloud Computing, Needs a New Tune" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Steve Carell as Jeff Bezos on 'Saturday Night Live' trolls Trump just days after Amazon picks HQ2 sites" GeekWire 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Brydge taunts us with iPad Pro keyboard we can't have" Cult of Mac 11:45 AM
  • "These iPhone wallpapers will cause your phone to glitch and make your folders transparent — but that's the point" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "These iPhone Cases Are Color-Matched To Apple's Official XS / XS Max Wallpapers" Redmond Pie 7:47 AM
  • "November 17: Gene Steinberg meets security guru Scott Nusbaum and outspoken commentator Peter Cohen, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:25 AM
  • "Last remaining AirPort Wi-Fi accessories no longer on sale from Apple: Apple has stopped selling the last two products in its AirPort networking line, the AirPort Extreme and the Time Capsule, marking the end of an era." AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Microsoft's new experimental app is all about imitating emojis" Engadget 11/16
  • "Adobe Lightroom plays nice with new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil" Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Roli Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition adds touch control to Mac" Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Verizon 'My Numbers' Lets You Add Up to Four Additional Phone Numbers to Your iPhone" iClarified 11/16
  • "Nike Launches New Apple Watch Sport Bands and Sport Loops in Olive, Teal, and Mauve" MacRumors 11/16
  • "Is this the future of external iOS storage?" Apple Must 11/16
  • "New Anki robot Vector gets Alexa integration in December" GearBrain 11/16
  • "The magic iPhone wallpapers that make your dock and folders disappear are back" BGR 11/16
  • "The Orbital 2 is like a Surface Dial that works with Mac" TechCrunch 11/16
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10: It promises faster, more powerful third-party apps for the young platform." Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask" Digital Trends 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft admits Cortana is an epic failure by shamelessly selling Amazon Echo Dot" BetaNews 11:45 AM
  • "Now you can buy Amazon Echo devices from Microsoft" SlashGear 9:00 AM
  • "AMD launches a mid-range Radeon RX 590 GPU for those who don't want to spend much" MySmartPrice 9:13 AM
  • "The fabulous life of billionaire Michael Dell, who is once again fighting with Carl Icahn over the future of his company" Business Insider 11:45 AM
  • "Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Can Oracle Outdo Google? Or, What You Need To Know About A Cloud-Based Talent Management System." Forbes 2:51 PM
  • "Cisco's CEO surprised employees with emails about mental illness after the June suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain: Cisco's CEO wants to make mental health a priority and reduce stigma among his 75,000 employees." CNBC 9:15 AM
  • "Review: Intel's 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price" Ars Technica 11/17
  • "Microsoft starts testing ads in Windows 10 default email app: The beta version of the company's Mail client for Windows 10 was found pushing ads right at the top of the inbox. Microsoft has now turned off these ads." Hindustan Times 11/17
  • "Microsoft Realizes We Don't Actually Want Ads in Our Mail and Gmail Is Just an Exception" Gizmodo 11/17
  • "Report: Microsoft Working On A Radical New Xbox For 2019" Forbes 11/17
  • "Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian to head Google Cloud" PTI 11/17
  • "Oracle's Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene at Google Cloud" Reuters 11/17
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "With Apple Near a Bear Market, Stocks Lack a Clear Leader: Spooked by the iPhone maker's slump, some investors have embraced sectors such as health care" [Paid Membership Required] 10:13 AM
  • "Barron's: Wait for Apple to hit $165 before you buy" Apple 3.0 7:52 AM
  • "How Apple propped up its stock price last quarter" Apple 3.0 11/17
  • "Why Apple's Stock Is Ready to Rebound" Investopedia 11/16
  • "Harvard Sold Apple Stock and Dodged a Bullet" Barron's 11/16
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close mostly higher as Trump comments spark optimism over trade: Nasdaq pressured by Nvidia's double-digit slide" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Dow Ends Higher on Dovish Trump Tariff Comments; Nasdaq Falls: The Dow ended higher Friday after President Trump made dovish comments on the trade war with China." TheStreet 11/16
  • "Dow Leads Stock Market Today As These 5 Big Caps Rally: The key market indexes ended mixed after sharply paring early losses in the stock market today. The Nasdaq was in the black heading into the close, but gave up its gains to finish mildly in the red." Investor's Business Daily 11/16
  • "Dow gains momentum following Trump trade comments" FOXBusiness 11/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Set for Weekly Loss in Volatile Trading: Disappointing results from Nvidia and Nordstrom spook investors" [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "Asian markets mixed, as chip-maker stocks fall: Nikkei dips, while Hong Kong scratches out a win and mainland China stocks gain" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "European stocks dragged lower by tech, Brexit concerns: ASML, AstraZeneca among the big decliners" MarketWatch 11/16

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