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  • "Apple restarting iPhone X production, cutting XS price over slow sales? Apple is said to be ready to offer subsidies to operators to discount the iPhone XR in Japan."  ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Apple to slash iPhone XR prices in Japan, restarts iPhone X production: Report/Apple could slash prices of the iPhone XR in markets like Japan, and revive production for the older iPhone X" The Indian Express 7:52 AM
  • "Apple reportedly restarting production of the iPhone X after iPhone XS sales disappoint: And it's partly because of Samsung"  TechSpot 7:52 AM
  • "Apple is no longer worth a trillion after Tech Stocks take a beating: Apple was widely applauded for becoming the first American company to break the trillion dollar barrier. However, its value has slumped to $839bn for a variety of reasons, though other technology stocks have also suffered in a stock market reversal." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Big Tech enters a new era"  BBC 7:58 AM
  • "Apple defends iPhone app fees as High Court weighs consumer suit" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is no longer the biggest company in the world by market cap" BGR 9:28 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Theater wins prestigious engineering award for 'structural artistry'" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "CarPlay and Android Auto now available on older Mazda models: But the upgrade isn't cheap." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "Walmart ran out of Black Friday iPhone deals early, and customers were not happy" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Apple could be bringing out an affordable rival to Amazon's Firestick" ShortList 8:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Exclusive: Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics - sources" Reuters 9:27 PM
  • "Samsung insider says foldable Galaxy Flex phone could cost more than $2,000" BGR 3:20 PM
  • "Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international 'fake news' grilling that Zuckerberg won't" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage 'we are not robots' protests" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Study: Over 20 years, Silicon Valley workers' median wage has fallen by 14%/Prof: 'The returns to capital are significantly outpacing the returns to labor.'" Ars Technica 7:26 AM
  • "Samsung apologises to sick factory workers" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Samsung apologizes for employees' illnesses likely caused due to poor work conditions" Neowin 7:24 AM
  • "Samsung apologises to workers who developed cancer after exposure to toxic chemicals" Telegraph 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's next move in health monitoring and improvement may be sleep monitoring hardware: Apple is interested in improving its Beddit product line and helping its customers get healthier by sleeping better at night by monitoring their movements throughout their slumber, but without the bulk of existing medical monitoring systems, by considering the use of piezo sensors laid on top of a bed." AppleInsider 7:47 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "Apple posts Black Friday 2018 deals on Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, and more" MacPrices 9:16 AM

  • "Mac mini review—a testament to Apple's stubbornness: Four years in the making, is the Mac mini finally worth buying?"  Ars Technica 7:28 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Xs Max review: Apple's high roller is on offer for Black Friday" Expert Reviews 8:19 AM
  • "The redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 features a stunning display with thinner borders and curved corners.: With bigger screen, the slimmer Apple Watch Series 4 shows off new features" The Nation 1:28 PM
  • "Best Docking Stations for MacBook Pro in 2018" iMore 1:21 PM
  • "Review: Moment's Tele Lens brings up to 4x optical zoom while MFi Battery Case doubles your iPhone charge and adds a DSLR-like shutter button" 9to5Mac 4:09 PM
  • "5 great connected toys to keep your children learning" Apple Must 12:14 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The best apps to read and annotate PDF books on iPad" iDownload Blog 3:24 PM
  • "How to disable automatic app install on Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 8:14 PM
  • "How to update software on Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 5:51 PM
  • "How to make an iPhone screen recording with and without sound" iDownload Blog 11:33 AM
  • "How to clean your AirPods and keep them clean!" iMore 9:24 AM
  • "What method should you use to make sure your iOS photos are backed up? It's not always crystal clear how photos on an iOS device make their way to a backup." Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Using the iPad for: autographed ebooks" Matt Gemmell 7:25 AM
  • "Hey, Turn Off Siri On Your Lock Screen" Wired 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Gift Guide 2018" MacMost 9:08 AM
  • "Why Apple passed on cheap TV dongles like Chromecast and Fire TV Stick"  VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "'Hey Siri, OK Google'/ Well, this is insidious: Google has figured out a way to subvert Siri so that you can use it to summon Google Assistant on the iPhone instead." Thurrott 11:33 AM
  • "What Apple is doing in 2019" Apple Must 11:29 AM
  • "Comment: It's a myth that the 12.9-inch iPad can't justify itself as a media consumption device"  9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "The iPad, HomePod, and Apple TV need multi-user support. Here's why: The myth of the single-user device." Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple is shuffling deck chairs on sinking iPhone sales/Offering subsidies, shifting production, re-booting the iPhone X, sources say." Apple 3.0 7:51 AM
  • "HP's 'worst' beats Microsoft and Apple by a mile" iFixit 5:54 PM
  • "Sorry Google, The Pixel 3 Doesn't Get Me Excited In The Slightest" Know Your Mobile 8:24 AM
  • "HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation: HP crams even more power into a compact design" ZDNet 7:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kodi 18 'Leia' release candidate is available (media center software)" Liliputing 1:27 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is using Minecraft to help redesign its 500-acre campus" PCGamesN 7:46 AM
  • "Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?" Computerworld 8:07 AM
  • "Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?" Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "How Often Do You Use Cortana in Windows 10? Because, you know, I don't and I see no reason why I should" Softpedia 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Again Blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update On Some Intel PCs" HotHardware 7:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces Major Black Friday Discounts for Several Surface Models: Save hundreds of dollars of new Microsoft Surface devices" Softpedia 7:40 AM
  • "IBM's Red Hat acquisition could be 'disastrous', says Puppet exec" IT PRO (UK) 7:34 AM
  • "Software as a Service Market 2022- IBM, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Google, Salesforce, Workday, ADP, SAP SE" Industry Today 7:33 AM
  • "HP's Massive Black Friday Sale Is Now Live! Insane Deals With Up To 60% Off" WCCFTech 7:31 AM
  • "HP vs Canon vs Epson: 10 All-Star Black Friday Deals On Wireless Printers" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation: HP crams even more power into a compact design" ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update over Intel sound issue" bit-tech 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft pauses the Windows 10 October 2018 Update again" Hexus 7:29 AM
  • "The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now blocked for some Intel PCs due to faulty drivers" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "What is application performance management (APM)?" IT PRO (UK) 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Again)" Guru3D 7:28 AM
  • "AMD promises that OEMs will issue more driver updates for Ryzen Mobile" Guru3D 7:21 AM
  • "AMD 64-Core Rome EPYC CPUs Battle 48-Core Intel Cascade Lake-AP Xeon In Leaked Cinebench Results" Associated Press 6:07 PM
  • "New Hellblade Patch 1.03 offers HDR Support for Both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs alongside Memory Improvements" WCCFTech 7:21 AM
  • "BR EXCLUSIVE. Pascal Giraud, Oracle: By 2020, 90 percent of companies will have new AI-based apps" Business Review 7:19 AM
  • "3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers" InfoWorld 8:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
  • "New Linux crypto-miner steals your root password and disables your antivirus: Trojan also installs a rootkit and another strain of malware that can execute DDoS attacks." ZDNet 4:09 PM
  • "Samsung insider says foldable Galaxy Flex phone could cost more than $2,000" BGR 3:20 PM
  • "Best Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: Dell, Google, HP, and more" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Sam's Club Black Friday deals include a PlayStation 4 Spider-Man bundle and LG 4K TVs" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Newegg's Black Friday deals include discounts on PC components, TVs, and smart home products" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Sonos' Black Friday deals feature the One and Beam speakers" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Awesome tech gifts that cost $50 or less" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "Google tightens political ad policies ahead of 2019 EU elections" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "The best TV deals of Black Friday 2018" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "The best Black Friday deals on Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "Amazon inadvertedly streamed an upcoming episode of 'Doctor Who'" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon allows Australians to shop from its US store again" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Presents for old-school gamers: A 2018 retro gaming gift guide" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
  • "Black Friday 2018: All of the best tech deals at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Newegg, and more" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "How Walmart is trying to reinvent in-store shopping to win Black Friday" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "The first film by Roma director Alfonso Cuarón is streaming on Netflix" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "CarPlay and Android Auto now available on older Mazda models" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition is made for Formula One fans" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Nokia shakes up its leadership to focus on 5G" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Kiss your cable bill goodbye: The best TV antennas for cord cutters" TechHive 7:55 AM
  • "Focal Elegia headphone review: Rich, luxurious sound and impeccable design" TechHive 7:53 AM
  • "Silentmode's PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Meituan, China's 'everything app', walks away from bike sharing and ride hailing" TechCrunch 7:49 AM

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