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Tuesday Highlights: Bloomberg says Apple company with most to lose in China among the many firms "ensnared" in Hong Kong pro-democracy controversy; Inc. Magazine suggests a $25/mo all-inclusive plan from Apple "could crush Netflix, Spotify, and Disney Plus"; Apple facing $8 billion patent lawsuit; Adobe Spectrum is system for making iPad-possible apps; Wired suggests outsourcing your passwords to an app; Apple's See to premiere on Nov 1; New York Times feature investigates whether or not you can become addicted to video games; leak hints at smaller notch, 5G antennas in 2020 iPhones; lots of Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 comparisons today, including YouTube's SuperSaf/Marques Brownlee camera comparison, CNET's face unlock test—more in our Reviews and Op/Ed sections.

  • "U.S. top court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit"  Reuters 10:39 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Under Fire in Supreme Court Case: High court considering whether plaintiffs can proceed with suit arguing app prices are higher than they would be in a competitive market" [Paid Membership Required] 12:55 PM
  • "Supreme Court Weighs Whether Apple's App Store Is a Monopoly: The Supreme Court this week heard the latest arguments in a longstanding lawsuit accusing Apple of operating a locked down, price-gouging monopoly in the form of its App Store. A ruling in the case would not only open the door to users suing Apple for its iOS walled garden, but could impact antitrust enforcement over tech giants for years to come." Motherboard 3:39 PM
  • "Supreme Court weighs antitrust dispute over Apple App Store" ["The justices will hear arguments in Apple's appeal of a lower court's decision to revive the proposed class-action lawsuit by a group of iPhone users. The lawsuit accused the Cupertino, California-based technology company of violating federal antitrust laws by requiring apps to be sold through the company's App Store and then taking a 30 percent commission from the purchases."]  Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Defends IPhone App Fees as High Court Weighs Suit"  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Justices to hear antitrust case over sale of iPhone apps" Associated Press 8:02 AM
  • "Future path of Apple's App Stores at stake in Monday's Supreme Court arguments" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple heads back to the Supreme Court" Axios 9:28 AM
  • "Apple in court over 30% app commission" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "US iOS users targeted by massive malvertising campaign: A malvertising campaign deployed via a high-profile ad platform targeted iOS users across the US. Crooks hijacked over 300 million web sessions" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Trump Expects to Move Ahead With Boost on China Tariffs" ["He said the tariffs could also be placed on Apple Inc. iPhones and also laptop computers imported from China. The administration has been worried about a consumer reaction should such items be subject to levies. 'Maybe. Maybe. Depends on what the rate is,' the president said, referring to mobile phones and laptops. 'I mean, I can make it 10%, and people could stand that very easily.'"] [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "macOS Mojave Freezes or Stops Responding, Fix" macReports 8:12 AM
  • "How To Exit Safe Mode If Stuck" macReports 9:29 AM
  • "How to add the weather forecast to your Mac menu bar" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to work with Keynote Presenter Notes on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches app development program to support women entrepreneurs: New Entrepreneur Camp Offers Immersive Technology Lab and More for Female App Developers who are Founders and Entrepreneurs"  Apple 3:38 PM
  • "Apple Launches App Development Program for Female Entrepreneurs and App Developers" MacRumors 3:55 PM
  • "Apple brings coding education to more students for Computer Science Education Week: Free Hour of Code Sessions Come to all Apple Store Locations Next Week" Apple 11:05 AM
  • "Apple Launching Free 'Hour of Code' Sessions at Apple Retail Stores Starting December 1" MacRumors 11:47 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates the Hour of Code with Today at Apple Sessions and Announces New Curriculum Offerings" MacStories 11:47 AM
  • "Apple Expanding its Everyone Can Code Program — To Offer Thousands of Free Hour of Code Sessions at its Stores" MacTrast 7:25 PM
  • "As rumored, iPhone XR price drops by ~$100 at Japanese carrier over two year contract" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Kering takes e-commerce in-house in online luxury battle" ["Brands are still exploring partnerships with third parties in specific areas or regions. Kering also said on Monday it was working with Apple Inc. on applications for use by sales assistants to scan inventories."] Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Apple partners with Gucci, Saint Laurent for in-store apps: Sales assistants at the luxury brand stores will use the apps to scan inventory." CNET 10:57 AM
  • "Owner of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent announces partnership with Apple to build apps" Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "Reported Apple Partner AC Global Risk Criticized for 'Voice Risk Analysis' Tech" The Mac Observer 2:40 PM
  • "How iPad is revolutionizing music production" Cult of Mac 1:57 PM
  • "Apple wants you to think different for the holidays: In its new holiday ad, Cupertino is encouraging its customers not only to create, but to share. It almost sounds like Facebook." ZDNet 1:08 PM
  • "Top iOS shopping apps were downloaded almost 2M times on Black Friday" BGR 6:30 PM
  • "Star Designer Dieter Rams Thinks We're Buying Too Much Stuff" ["There's a moment in Hustwit's film where Rams is walking down the street in London and he wanders into an Apple store. People buzz around him, in a flurry of excitement while he stoically pokes at an iPhone. The scene is, by design, a perfectly crafted commentary on modern life and our inability to stop the spiral of more products, more apps, more time wasted. Leaving the store, Rams reflects on the way humanity has changed since he began designing, and what's at risk when we engage in unbridled"] Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:20 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Maps supports adding hashtags to reviews: Use them to find #vegetarian restaurants or #wheelchairaccessible locations." Engadget 5:52 PM
  • "These Hugely Popular Android Apps Have Been Committing Ad Fraud Behind Users' Backs" BuzzFeed News 2:20 PM
  • "Half of phishing sites trick you into thinking they're 'secure'" Engadget 1:58 PM
  • "Jane Wong explains why she uncovers hidden app features that tech giants like Facebook want to keep secret: The UMass-Dartmouth undergrad wants to understand what tech companies are doing with user data" South China Morning Post 11:44 AM
  • "LG imagines a smartphone with no less than 16 camera lenses: Arranged in a 4x4 grid, they'd let capture 3D movies and replace people or objects in a shot." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "LG patent hints towards a phone with 16 cameras" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Elon Musk believes AI could turn humans into an endangered species like the mountain gorilla" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Geeky Gift Guide and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 737" The Mac Observer 6:28 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Science Fiction Author Darren Beyer" The Mac Observer 4:59 PM
  • "iPad Pro and a Proper Keyboard, Your iPad as a 2nd Mac Screen -ACM 489" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
  • "#221: Dongleton-on-Sea/Where does iOS go from here? This week Myke and Jason discuss the top 10 iPad features for iOS 13 they'd like to see. Also, Myke at the Movies returns, as Myke watches 'My Neighbor Totoro' for the first time." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:56 PM
  • "LinkedIn Privacy, Laws on GitHub – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-26" The Mac Observer 2:22 PM
  • "BeLight Software's Live Home 3D Designs Your Home On iOS" MacVoices 2:20 PM
  • "Garry Kasparov is surprisingly upbeat about our future AI overlords/Interview: The chess grandmaster famously beaten by a computer says intelligent machines will make us smarter." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "TSMC likely to post 14-16% revenue drop in 1Q19, report says" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:58 AM
  • "Apple is giving away money for Cyber Monday" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Ergonis Cyber Monday deal: Save 30% on PopChar, Typinator, and KeyCue" prMac 7:30 AM

  • "Apple Mac Mini (2018) review: Apple teaches an old design new tricks" CNET 2:54 PM
  • "One month with the Apple iPhone XR: Long battery life, solid camera, and fun colors/After a month of use with the least expensive new iPhone, it is clear to me that it's likely the best new iPhone for most people, including me. It has grown on me over the month and I've been buying accessories to support its use over the long term." ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "Why the 2018 Mac mini really needs an eGPU" Bare Feats 10:24 AM
  • "Hands-On: Logitech MX Vertical and MX Anywhere 2S Mice" ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "PowerPic is the phone charger/picture frame you don't really need (but will probably want)" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "How to sync music and podcasts to Apple Watch from iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:55 PM
  • "How to quickly connect AirPods to Apple TV" Cult of Mac 3:17 PM
  • "How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:09 PM
  • "Use Siri to talk to Google Assistant on your iPhone" CNET 12:55 PM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Physics Position Formula" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "Tips for running long distances with Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11:52 AM
  • "16+ iPhone texting tips you'll use" Apple Must 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Faces Supreme Court in App Store Monopoly Battle: On Monday, the court heard oral arguments in a long-standing legal battle over Apple's strict control of the iOS app ecosystem. Apple says it's merely maintaining a marketplace for apps, but critics claim it's practices are an antitrust violation." PC Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "An Alternative Theory on Purportedly Weak iPhone XR Demand"  Daring Fireball 7:41 PM
  • "Supreme Court Likely To Let Case Against Apple Go Forward" Six Colors 9:19 PM
  • "How iOS Makes Good Password Practices Easier for Users" MacStories 2:23 PM
  • "Sorry Haters, But Apple is Not a Monopolist (Premium)"  Thurrott 2:05 PM
  • "What Happened to 5K Displays?" MacStories 1:55 PM
  • "Apple's Hour of Code shows it understands digital transformation" Apple Must 12:30 PM
  • "Apple feels the tech transition heat: The blind spot in most Apple analysis has always been the notion that it is a hardware company" Computerworld 11:38 AM
  • "Here's why you should keep your current smartphone for as long as you can" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "Apple vs. Spotify: Who's Winning the Stream Wars?" Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Needs an iPhone Classic (Premium): Apple's corporate culture can be nicely summed up by the term parentalism, which is the (mistaken) belief, on Apple's part, that only it can decide what's best for its users. You see this control throughout Apple's products and services, in ways both big and small."  Thurrott 8:26 AM
  • "Gartner, IDC were both wildly wrong in guessing Apple's Q4 Mac shipments"  Roughly Drafted 8:12 AM
  • "What Barron's had to say about Apple" Apple 3.0 8:12 AM
  • "Should Apple have control over the apps you install on your iPhone? Should you be able to legitimately buy and download iOS apps for your iPhone and iPad from third-party app stores? Should developers have a valid alternative to Apple's rules (and 30 percent cut of all sales)?"  ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Not Redundant But Important—Autodesk Paints A Better Future Under Automation" Architosh 9:07 PM
  • "How the falling cost of solar panels can teach us to make new tech affordable: Module efficiency was the first cost saver, economies of scale were the second." Ars Technica 6:22 PM
  • "How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be humbled by a creepy bikini app" Business Insider 11:25 AM
  • "Google and the Press: The Difficult Path Towards a Balanced Cooperation" Monday Note 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps supports adding hashtags to reviews" Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "Classicbot Plush is a Mac lookalike that is soft and huggable" Cult of Mac 2:55 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 26: Luma Touch, Gary Rosenweig, and a Final Meeting" The MUG Center 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Criticizes Big Internet Platforms for Mishandling Customers' Data: Endorses some EU efforts to regulate the web" [Paid Membership Required] 1:10 PM
  • "IBM CEO Joins Apple in Blasting Data Use by Silicon Valley Firms" Bloomberg 1:09 PM
  • "Fewer than one in five IBM mainframe customers are using multi-factor authentication" Computing 7:51 AM
  • "Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin says IBM's corporate blockchain is missing the point" Quartz 7:51 AM
  • "Power9: New IBM-based PCI Express 4.0 system announced for 2019" Tweaked PC 7:49 AM
  • "As The Rout In Tech Stocks Worsens, Microsoft Looks Ever Better" Investing 8:01 AM
  • "What does a Microsoft buyout mean for GitHub developers?" IT PRO (UK) 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 19H1: All the changes we know so far/Here's all you need to know about Windows 10 update 19H1." Windows Central 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft catches up with Apple's stock market value: Four months after the iPhone maker breached the $1 trillion mark." Reuters 7:44 PM
  • "HP's Sprocket rockets to the top of our Cyber Monday wishlist with record low price" TrustedReviews 7:48 AM
  • "HP's stunning Spectre x360 4K laptop has been price slashed for one day only" TrustedReviews 7:48 AM
  • "Top HP Cyber Monday Deals of 2018: HP Spectre X360, Envy, Omen & Gaming Laptop Deals Reviewed by Consumer Walk" Business Wire 7:48 AM
  • "Cyber Monday Laptop Deals Continue: MacBook Pro, HP Spectre, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Dell XPS 13" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Getting Dell job offers on email? Beware, these may be fake; here's what company says" Financial Express 7:44 AM
  • "Intel's 9th Generation Low Power Mobility Processors Leaked By Lenovo – Core i7-9550U Is The Flagship" WCCFTech 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S Desktop CPUs rumoured to sport up to 10 cores" Hexus 7:42 AM
  • "Intel reportedly plotting 10-core 'Comet Lake-S' CPU" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "Lenovo Specs Indicate pending mobile 9000 series processors from Intel" Guru3D 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's Zen 3 CPUs will offer efficiency, but only 'modest' speed gains over Zen 2" PCGamesN 7:35 AM
  • "AMD's Zen 2 7nm CPU Core to Feature Double the L3 Cache Size" WCCFTech 4:46 PM
  • "AMD X470 motherboards round-up: 14 boards for your Ryzen 2" Hardware.Info 7:35 AM
  • "This AMD Ryzen 2700X is $265 today, its best ever price" PCGamer 7:34 AM
  • "ASRock Releases X399 Phantom Gaming 6 for AMD Ryzen Threadripper X series" Guru3D 7:34 AM
  • "64-Core AMD EPYC Rome Doubles Its L3 Cache For Each Of Its 8-Core Chiplets" SegmentNext 7:33 AM
  • "AMD ZEN2 Rome Listed in Sandra, shows doubled up L3 caches" Guru3D 7:33 AM
  • "Cloud-based Database Security 2018 Global Market Key Players – IBM, Intel Security Group, Oracle, HP, Amazon Web Services, Huawei Technologies, Imperva, Fortinet – Analysis and Forecast to 2023" Industry Today 7:29 AM
  • "Why an open approach to the cloud suits your business best" ZDNet 8:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Supreme Court Ruling Could Harm Apple Stock" Zacks 3:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's stock market value catches up with Apple" Reuters 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple to become the world's most valuable company" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "No, Microsoft didn't overtake Apple as most valuable tech giant" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Apple: How The Mighty Have Fallen Inc." Seeking Alpha 1:57 PM
  • "FAANG stocks show signs of recovery after disastrous six weeks" Cult of Mac 11:25 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close higher as retailers rally on Cyber Monday: Crude oil prices bounce back" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Posts Solid Gains, Stocks See Cyber Monday Surge: Stocks closed higher on Monday with Wall Street getting a lift from record Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending and a rebound in oil prices." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "GM, retailers give US stocks broad rally" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Oil Prices Tumble: Declining oil prices drag energy companies lower during a holiday-shortened session" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly in recovery mode as tech leads: Nikkei up almost 1%; China mixed" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks eke out small gains to end week, despite weak oil, Brexit-deal doubts: Downbeat data from euro-area takes steam out of gains" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

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