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Weekend Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

  • "Apple says the iPhone XR has been its top-selling iPhone since launch: VP Greg Joswiak also tells CNET that the company will donate $1 for every Apple Pay purchase at Apple next week in honor of World AIDS Day."  CNET 3:11 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR is company's best-selling model, executive says" Reuters 3:32 PM
  • "Apple and Microsoft are going head to head for world's largest company"  CNBC 8:07 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft Battle to be Largest Public Company" Investopedia 11:21 AM
  • "Reading The Tea Leaves Of Apple v. Pepper Supreme Court Oral Argument" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO: We're 'on the doorstep' of a resolution with Apple"  CNBC 7:39 PM
  • "Qualcomm CEO says 'on the doorstep' of resolving legal battles with Apple: Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm are 'on the doorstep of finding a resolution' for their global legal war over patents and royalties, the latter's CEO claimed on Wednesday." AppleInsider 7:39 PM
  • "Class action suit accuses Apple of selling Macs without needed dust filters: A new class action lawsuit charges that Apple is selling iMacs and MacBooks without air filters, knowing it can lead to dust damage with processors and displays." AppleInsider 7:36 PM
  • "How to Manage File Associations in macOS" MacRumors 3:12 PM
  • "Syncing Sounds to Video With GarageBand" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to use the Keynote Magic Move transition" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "How to restore missing photos after downgrading iCloud storage" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "How to disable 'Show recent applications in Dock' in macOS Mojave" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "3 Mac tips to boost your productivity" Apple Must 7:35 AM
  • "Poor Mac Performance Without an SSD" Michael Tsai 9:27 PM
Press Releases
  • "AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019—Announced and Shipping" Architosh 12:12 PM
  • "SheetPlanner Brings Easy Long-Range Planning to macOS Users" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Open Map 1.1 with over 60 types of OpenLayer maps on Mac and iOS with PDF output and more" Ecleti 7:52 AM
  • "Hexologic arrives on MacOS with Apple TV support planned for December" MythicOwl 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Wearables get serious about heart rate: Apple Watches, Fitbits and Garmin smartwatches and fitness trackers could soon warn users of potentially life-threatening conditions." CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Smartwatches are bringing lab-style analysis to our wrists: Wearables are ushering in functions to monitor medical conditions and potentially save lives." CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Watch study could have benefits for preventive medicine" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "The largest behavior change study on physical activity — based on verified data — shows Vitality incentives combined with Apple Watch lead to significant and sustained increases in activity levels" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "On iPhones, Google Fi Loses Its Sexiest Feature: Google's virtual carrier is getting a lot of attention for now supporting iPhones, but there are less expensive options with most of the same features." PC Magazine 3:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "EU aims to be 'climate neutral' by 2050: It may face numerous obstacles to reaching that goal." Engadget 5:11 PM
  • "Net neutrality advocates pressure Congress with 'Day of Action' Thursday: There's almost no Republican support for forcing vote to restore net neutrality." Ars Technica 3:12 PM
  • "14 major organizations tell Congress why T-Mobile and Sprint merger should be blocked, call for hearings" 9to5Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Congress to grill Google CEO about political bias, China censorship: 'Search engines can be used to suppress particular viewpoints,' Congressman says." Ars Technica 11:01 AM
  • "Brian Eno's music creation app is coming to Android, 10 years late" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "LG puts TV boss in charge of mobile hoping for a turnaround" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "AirPower's Future, US Privacy Laws– TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-28" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "watchOS 5.1.2 Will Enable ECG App on Apple Watch Series 4" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Once you go to iOS 12.1 you'll never go back: If you've moved to iOS 12.1, it's no longer possible to go back to any previous version. Not that there's much reason to." Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Reminder: Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program ends December 31" AppleInsider 12:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple to iPhone owners: Up to $100 more for your old phone if you buy XS, XR" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Offers Extra $100 for Your Old iPhone" PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM

  • "The Best Laptops: We have a new budget pick for gaming laptops, the Dell G7 15 Gaming Laptop. We also now recommend the 2018 MacBook Air for anyone who needs a Mac." The Wirecutter 8:01 PM
  • "Using USB-C on the iPad (So Far...)" Gizmodo 10:52 AM
  • "Review: The Nekteck 480GB Thunderbolt 3 drive sidesteps Apple's flash storage pricing" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Review: Sonos Beam is an ideal Apple TV companion" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Review: Twelve South Journal CaddySack leather tote for your accessories" iDownload Blog 12:08 PM
  • "Mavin's Air-X are good earbuds (at least when they stay in your ears)" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Two Displays Are (Still) Better Than One—Part II" The Mac Observer 7:37 AM
  • "How to 'AirPlay' Your iPhone to a Roku TV or Roku Streaming Stick" iDrop News 3:38 PM
  • "How to set up Apple Pay on MacBook Air" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Make Your Friends and Family Less Irksome This Holiday Season: Getting a big group together this time of year can be a hassle. So spare everyone the endless phone notifications and email threads and try these methods instead." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:38 AM
  • "How to learn to draw with iPad and Apple Pencil: Whether you've drawn many things or this is your first digital sketching tool, make the most of your Apple Pencil with these tips." iMore 9:07 AM
  • "Apple confirms big Product (RED) push and iPhone XR is 'popular" Apple Must 3:29 PM
  • "Apple puts its money where its mouth is for more women in tech" Computerworld 1:21 PM
  • "Apple, GM, the Fed: Why Trump Isn't Happy with Any of Them" Market Realist 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone needs either a price cut or a big redesign, analyst argues" Cult of Mac 9:52 AM
  • "The hypocrisy surrounding Apple never ends"  BGR 8:28 AM
  • "Most valuable company battle between Apple and Microsoft" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Five reasons why Apple is ending unit sales reporting of Mac, iPhone, and iPad" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "A Quick Look at What You Will-And Won't-Get with Google Fi" Thurrott 12:08 PM
  • "Pixel Slate vs. Pixelbook: The productivity conundrum" Computerworld 11:21 AM
  • "My Google Store customer service nightmare goes from bad to worse" BetaNews 8:59 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mophie's New Powerstation Battery Charges Via The Lightning Port" UberGizmo 9:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile launches mobile banking solution T-Mobile Money, available now on Android and iOS" 9to5Google 3:14 PM
  • "iOS Players Left Out of Fortnite Holiday Gifting" MacTrast 8:32 AM
  • "BOUNTE Releases Lost & Found Mobile App that Turns Good Samaritans into Bounty Hunters" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Get Face to Face at Scale; World's First Mobile Inbox App with Video Built Right In" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Watch users 34 percent more active when exercises tracked, says insurer" AppleInsider 3:12 PM
  • "Study shows Apple Watch health insurance deals yield substantial increase in exercise" 9to5Mac 9:26 PM
  • "John Hancock and Vitality Prove Incentives and Apple Watch Usage Boost Physical Activity Rates by More than 30 Percent" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Pay also launched in Kazakhstan today" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Pay Launches in Belgium and Kazakhstan" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "You can now use Siri to check up on your package deliveries" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft set to become most valuable company again after 16-year hiatus, but don't count Apple out" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft addresses shareholders at annual meeting amid record results and stock milestone" GeekWire 10:49 AM
  • "CNBC Interview with Alain Crozier, CEO, Microsoft Greater China Region" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft: Take a 'long-term' view on China" CNBC Videos 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to Make 100,000 Specialized HoloLens Devices for the U.S Army" Thurrott 5:11 PM
  • "Microsoft wins $480M contract to supply U.S. Army with 100K HoloLens headsets" GeekWire 8:45 PM
  • "IBM aims to meld AI with human resources with Watson suite" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson boosted with MITRE framework" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Brings Enhanced Data Models to QRadar Advisor With Watson 2.0" eWeek 3:26 PM
  • "IBM Talent Business using artificial intelligence to rethink the modern workforce" InformationAge 3:26 PM
  • "University of Liverpool and IBM sign joint study agreement for research and innovation" EurekAlert! 3:26 PM
  • "CLS And IBM Expand FX Matching Beyond CLS Settlement Participants" Forbes 3:26 PM
  • "IBM wins International Fleet Innovation Award" Fleet Europe 3:26 PM
  • "Dell announces security breach: Company says it detected an intrusion at the start of the month, but financial data was not exposed." ZDNet 8:52 PM
  • "Dell's Website Targeted in Attempted Hack of Customer Data: The anonymous attackers were after names, email addresses and hashed passwords for user accounts on But the company said it's found no 'conclusive evidence' that any of the customer data was extracted." PC Magazine 9:21 PM
  • "Dell's Karen QuintosProtecting Women in Technolog/Stepping Up To Fix A Massive And Unacceptable Problem" TG Daily 3:28 PM
  • "HP launches new ProBooks for smaller enterprises" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "HP reveals new ProBook PCs for the SMB" TechRadar UK 3:32 PM
  • " resets all customer passwords after cyber attack: statement" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "Intel introduces Windows Modern Drivers for Windows 10" Neowin 7:52 PM
  • "Intel CPU shortfalls may ease in 1Q19, benefiting Taiwan chip vendors" DigiTimes 8:17 AM
  • "A Company Few Americans Know Is About to Dethrone Intel" Bloomberg 8:09 AM
  • "Are AMD Shares Churning Back to Life? AMD shares traded 5% higher on Tuesday. Is AMD's stock finally showing signs of life after a rough fall that saw shares tank 35% since the beginning of October?" TheStreet 11:38 AM
  • "AMD launched the Blockchain Sector Information Page, including Cryptocurrency Mining" OptoCrypto 3:33 PM
  • "AMD Says GPU Market Will Be 'Depressed' In Early 2019" eTeknix 3:33 PM
  • "Oracle's Vision: The Cloud and Next-Generation Data Management" Toolbox 3:24 PM
  • "Amobee partners with Oracle Data Cloud to activate third-party data across programmatic, social" The Drum 3:26 PM
  • "Amazon will be off all Oracle databases by end of 2019, says AWS chief" CNBC 9:52 AM
  • "Cisco Takes Another Stab at Patching Recent WebEx Vulnerability" Security Boulevard 3:23 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Microsoft Today Almost Overtook Apple As The Worlds Most Valuable Company" WCCFTech 9:25 PM
  • "Here's Apple's worst-case scenario in Trump's trade war, according to RBC" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Bulls See Long-Term Potential Despite Recent 'Horror Show'" Bloomberg 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Stock's Biggest Bull Is Less Bullish After 'Horror Show'" Barron's 9:23 AM
  • "Apple will have to 'seriously contemplate' changes for the iPhone next year, says Wedbush"  MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "A look at past declines in Apple's stock indicates this rout has further to go" CNBC 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Ecosystem Is Very Valuable, Baker Avenue Asset's Lip Says" Bloomberg TV 8:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as Dow jumps more than 600 points on Powell's dovish tone: S&P 500 and Dow have best day since March 26" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Posts Biggest Gain Since March on 'Just Below' Neutral Comment From Powell: The Dow saw its best day since March as Wall Street cheered a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks surge as Powell speech signals possible rate hike relief" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Rebound as Investors Welcome Fed Comments: Dow climbs over 600 points after Fed Chairman Powell's remarks on monetary policy" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise in cautious trading ahead of U.S.-China talks: Nikkei and Hang Seng gain on energy rebound, hopes of U.S.-China trade resolution" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher with trade talks, Fed chair in focus: Major oil companies, banks under pressure" MarketWatch 8:50 AM

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