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Tuesday Highlights: After official investigation into motherboards for Apple, Amazon, Super Micro says no malicious spy chips were found; facing sales ban on older iPhones in China thanks to Qualcomm court victory, Apple files appeal—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; meanwhile, Egypt accuses Apple of violating competition laws, decrees Apple "'remove any restrictions on the ability of a distributor' to sell products within Egypt, within a period of 60 days."; new Vega GPU chips to arrive in new Macs?; Macworld reviews Adobe's Premiere Rush CC; 2019 to be Year of the Mac according to JAMF CEO; IDC forecasts iPhone sales drop of 2.5% for remainder of 2018; Daniel Newman at MarketWatch believes Microsoft will become most valuable company over Apple as business "more sound, robust and diversified".

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Latest Reinvention: Apple as a Service/Apple's recent decision to end unit reporting is evidence of Apple's latest reinvention — into a services business. It will take time, but this change lays the groundwork for future AAPL multiple expansion. Six months ago we introduced our view of an upcoming investor paradigm shift from Apple as a hardware company to Apple as a Service. We are now in the midst of a four step transformation process: from news to knee-jerk to indifference to enlightenment."  Loup Ventures 7:03 PM
  • "Apple: Doubling Of Services Revenue To $100 Billion/Apple's Services revenue is projected to grow to $100 billion by 2023 according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty."  Seeking Alpha 8:18 AM
  • "Breaking Down The Drivers Of Apple's Booming Services Business" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Apple estimates cut again amid fears of sluggish iPhone demand"  CNBC 7:36 AM
  • "Analyst slashes his Apple target after survey finds weak iPhone XR demand" Business Insider 10:20 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs: Apple's iPhone Shipments Are a Major Concern" Market Realist 7:37 AM
  • "Why Is Apple Hiding Its iPhone Unit Sales Numbers?" InvestorPlace 6:32 PM
  • "Apple is finally paying for its hubris"  The Week 8:07 AM
  • "Hagens Berman: Apple Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit Over 'Critical' Filter Defect Affecting iMacs and MacBooks/Lawsuit calls out Apple for selling desktop computers and laptops containing a defect that causes delayed processor speed, as well as screen debris and smudging"  Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Lack of in-built dust filters damages Macs, claims class action suit" Cult of Mac 7:30 AM
  • "Apple is getting sued for not including dust filters in iMac and MacBooks: Class action suit alleges it causes display and performance problems" TechRadar UK 8:07 AM
  • "Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit/Pay dirt: Owners of knackered kit drag iGiant into court" The Register 2:29 PM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Mojave 10.14.2 beta 4 now available for developer testing" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Beta Four to Developers" MacTrast 7:49 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Boot Camp Error 'The Startup Disk Cannot Be Partitioned Or Restored To A Single Partition'" macReports 11:57 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "CleanMyMac X review: Tune-up Mac app hampered by its malware detection/CleanMyMac X has a fair amount going for it, except its malware detection module is a big letdown." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Turn off the lights. Dark Mode on Windows 10 and MacOS compared" Digital Trends 7:39 AM
  • "How to turn on Dynamic Wallpapers in macOS Mojave" iMore 12:42 PM
  • "How to edit, publish, and submit a podcast to iTunes on your Mac" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "Using the Flash Player In Safari" MacMost 9:20 AM
  • "How to use Messages effects in macOS" iMore 11:19 AM
  • "How to do a hashtag on Mac: Can't find the hashtag key on your Mac keyboard? That's because there isn't one! Here's the solution" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "SubEthaEdit 5 – Now free and open source!" rant-dom 10:41 AM
  • "Pro backup solution ChronoSync gets Dark Mode in major upgrade" Apple Must 1:35 PM
  • "Precise Screenshot 2.1 to take screenshot on macOS" Ecleti 8:01 AM
  • "News: XojoApp Desktop 5.0 for Xojo Developers" Excel Software 7:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple removes over 700 apps from Chinese App Store"  Telegraph 3:29 PM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide Wearable Device Sales to Grow 26 Percent in 2019: Shipments of Smartwatches to Total 74 Million Units in 2019"  Gartner 8:53 AM
  • "Facebook and Apple are backing a new course that gives kids college credit for learning to code — and it's the fastest growing AP course ever"  Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "Slow iPhone sales? iPhone XR is our best-selling model, says Apple: Maybe $1,000 is too much? Apple says its cheaper iPhone XR has been the best-selling iPhone since its launch."  ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Guy Kawasaki: It's hard to 'read the tea leaves' on Apple" CNBC Videos 8:19 PM
  • "Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think"  The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "It only costs $5 to game Apple's Podcast charts" Cult of Mac 1:22 PM
  • "The HIV-positive caregivers working to end AIDS in Africa" Apple 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Has Raised $200 Million Through (PRODUCT)RED Sales to Fight AIDS" MacRumors 12:42 PM
  • "The Apple Watch ECG app should arrive with the wearable's next software update" GearBrain 7:40 AM
  • "Can this Apple Watch deal make you fitter? Research links Apple Watch reward scheme: and a combination of carrot and stick: to an increase in exercise." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Target may be ready to concede and enable Apple Pay at retail" AppleInsider 9:01 PM
  • "Made on iPad: Creative workflows and insights offered by professionals" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Group FaceTime on iPhone — A Little Company — Apple" YouTube 11:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives: Guest list includes heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 PM
  • "US Senate computers will use disk encryption: New security measure is meant to protect sensitive Senate data on stolen Senate laptops and computers." ZDNet 7:22 PM
  • "Oppo has a clever idea for eliminating the notch without removing functionality" BGR 4:48 PM
  • "Google excluded privacy team from Dragonfly China project, report says: An ex-Google engineer who worked on the censored search engine said his concerns were dismissed, according to The Intercept." CNET 3:29 PM
  • "Google used this ridiculous 5-phone case to fine-tune the Pixel 3's portrait mode" Android Police 2:37 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch forecasted to outsell the PS4 in 2019" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "Technology and young kids: What parents should know about pre-K kids and high-tech learning" Mashable 12:40 PM
  • "Facebook considered selling user data, internal documents suggest" The Verge 7:30 AM
  • "Europe is closing in on Amazon, as Germany investigates whether the firm is abusing its market position" Business Insider 7:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 12 now on 75 percent of compatible devices, hit mark faster than iOS 11" AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Mixpanel pegs iOS 12 adoption at 75 percent, outpacing iOS 11" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "iOS 12 continues to make Android Pie look shameful" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "tvOS 12.1.1 beta 4 now available" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "A Second Over-the-Ear Headphone Patent from Apple Specifically covers Wind Noise Reduction in Phone Calls" Patently Apple 7:39 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves reduction of wind and noise on headphones" Apple World Today 8:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished Sixth-Generation 9.7-Inch iPads at 15% Discount" MacRumors 7:50 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch 4 review: One of the best smartwatches just got better" TechRadar UK 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4: Slick and intuitive/The Apple Watch Series 4 is the first over-the-counter consumer product that can be used for an electrocardiogram reading" FinancialMail 8:05 AM
  • "I've been living with Apple's $350 HomePod speaker for 3 months, and I've officially found my new favorite use for it" Business Insider 12:47 PM
  • "Patriot EVLVR Portable Thunberbolt 3 SSD Review: Sleek, Snappy, Solid" HotHardware 12:40 PM
  • "Review: Opso is the only Apple Watch charger you need for on the go" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "Review: The Incase Denim Envelope Sleeve is a unique take on MacBook protection" AppleInsider 12:43 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to enable Home Screen Sync on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 7:04 PM
  • "How to turn off and restart iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max" 9to5Mac 3:38 PM
  • "How to Find a Lost iPhone with Siri" OS X Daily 3:29 PM
  • "How to receive fake calls on your iPhone to get you out of bad situations" iDownload Blog 11:19 AM
  • "How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (Part 7)" Apple Must 10:02 AM
  • "How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets: Change your behavior, and embrace the FOMO" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "How to use Raise to Speak for Siri on Apple Watch" iMore 8:09 AM
Tips
  • "4 Hidden iPhone Contacts Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner" iDrop News 1:49 PM
  • "Don't forget to set up Find My iPhone if you ever want to help bust dangerous criminals" phoneArena 8:07 AM
  • "Sennheiser's flawed headphone software opened PCs and Macs to website spoofing" TechCrunch 8:48 AM
  • "Ever used Sennheiser's HeadSetup app on a Mac? Read this." 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why All Insurance Firms Should Give FREE Apple Watches to Members" iDrop News 5:15 PM
  • "Are Mac users jealous of the iPad Pro? [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Apple is basically a one-product company: Former Microsoft COO" Fox Business Videos 12:40 PM
  • "Which one of Apple's 2018 iPad or iPad Pro models should you buy?" AppleInsider 12:40 PM
  • "I've used Apple computers my entire life. Here's why I'm never buying one again." Business Insider 12:39 PM
  • "2018: The year Apple finally remembered its extreme pro users/After a nearly four-year drought, in the last 12 months, Apple has finally produced products that allow extreme pros to get their work done. In this article, we discuss why that's important for all users, not just those living on the bleeding edge." ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "iPhones Are Too Expensive" Mashable 10:20 AM
  • "5 things the iPad Pro should steal from the Pixel Slate (and 3 things it shouldn't)" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's surprising comeback over Apple is the outcome of two new CEOs with radically different gameplans"  Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "It is past time for Bloomberg to retract or unequivocally prove the iCloud spy chip story"  AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Couldn't have said it better: Rumors don't doom Apple" Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "How an Apple TV stick could make Apple's video streaming service an instant hit: Expanding the Apple TV ecosystem could turn out to be key to the success of Apple's upcoming video service."  Macworld 7:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Should you rethink the cloud after recent Microsoft Azure Outages?" ITPro Today 7:22 PM
  • "How to gift the PC gamer on your holiday shopping list" Mashable 12:42 PM
  • "Pixel Slate review: Paying the 'Google' premium for Chrome OS" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 (9570) review: The 2018 MacBook Pro beater" Expert Reviews 8:06 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular continues international rollout with launch in Norway" 9to5Mac 6:41 PM
  • "Blackmagic eGPU Pro with Radeon RX Vega 56 release delayed until December" 9to5Mac 6:31 PM
  • "'Faraway 4: Ancient Escape' Continues the Fantastic First-Person Puzzle Adventure Series" Touch Arcade 6:18 PM
  • "The 10 Best Books of 2018" ["Brennan-Jobs grew up shuttling between two starkly different worlds: the bohemian, peripatetic world of her mother, an unstable and impoverished artist, and the luxurious world of her cruel and increasingly wealthy father, Steve Jobs. She provides indelible portraits of both parents, recreating the fraught landscape of her childhood in Palo Alto through the careful accretion of exquisitely granular detail."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:47 AM
  • "YouTube rolls out Stories to creators with over 10K subscribers" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Apple at NeurIPS 2018: This December we'll be in Montreal, Canada, attending the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). We'll have a booth staffed with Machine Learning experts from across Apple who would love to chat with you. Please drop by if you're attending the conference." Apple Machine Learning Journal 10:33 AM
  • "$43,000 gold Apple Watch will appeal to your inner oligarch" Cult of Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Camera App Focos Comes to the iPad With Version 1.6" The Mac Observer 9:33 AM
  • "Plex teams with TIDAL to bring a discounted streaming music subscription to its media app" TechCrunch 9:25 AM
  • "Google Assistant will now be nicer if you say 'Please' and 'Thank you'" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' An Enchanting Ensemble Summon Showcase Detailed alongside Game Update" Touch Arcade 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins $479 Million Army Contract for Augmented Reality Systems" Gizmodo 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to supply US soldiers with HoloLens headsets on the battlefield" Telegraph 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's $480M contract with U.S. military will equip soldiers with Hololens" Digital Trends 4:30 PM
  • "Microsoft - a dinosaur saved by its years in the wilderness" Telegraph 6:38 PM
  • "OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users/Wonderful, wonderful" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Just Topped Apple As World's Most Valuable Tech Company: The House that Steve Jobs built has seen better days." Maxim 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Shows Why Big Tech Has Staying Power: Products and services used by billions don't shrink easily. Deep pockets don't hurt either." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft targets fake support centers in India: Police raid 16 scam operations based in New Delhi's suburbs" CNET 7:26 AM
  • "HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 2018 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results" HP 4:37 PM
  • "HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong: Printer and personal-computer giant signals continued growth in 2019" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "HP shows strong Q4 sales with in line earnings: HP delivered a solid fourth quarter and generated $4.2 billion in free cash flow for fiscal 2018." ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "HP Inc revenue tops estimates on personal systems business" Reuters 7:03 PM
  • "HP Inc quarterly revenue beats estimates" Reuters 3:39 PM
  • "Dell posts 15 percent rise in revenue on strong PC sales" Reuters 4:30 PM
  • "Dell forces password reset on customers after cyber attack but tells them five whole days later: Dell didn't want to 'fess up to a pseudo cyber security mess up" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Dell Changes Every User's Password After Cyber Attack That Could Have Leaked Data: Customers will receive emails informing them of the change" The Independent 7:18 AM
  • "Dell says hackers may have stolen customer info" The Verge 2:37 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15/Dell XPS 15 (9570) review: The 2018 MacBook Pro beater" Expert Reviews 7:20 AM
  • "Intel files complaint, claims ex-engineer tried to make off with 3D XPoint secret sauce" The Register 2:07 PM
  • "Intel's first Universal Windows Driver bolsters support for auto-tuning graphics settings" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Intel announces shift to Microsoft's UWD driver format" bit-tech 7:20 AM
  • "Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers" Hexus 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Releases First Modern Driver for Windows 10" Softpedia 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Releases Its First Universal Windows Drivers" Thurrott 11:37 AM
  • "Three reasons I love Intel's Core i9-9900K" bit-tech 7:20 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE Review: 18-Core Monster Processor Tested Against AMD's Threadripper" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF" AnandTech 7:20 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 570 benchmarks: a capable 1080p workhorse" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 560 benchmarks: the Red Team's budget GPU simply isn't powerful enough" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 benchmarks: the best Vega GPU" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "IBM teams up with IIT Delhi to advance AI research in India" The Pioneer 7:22 AM
  • "What now, Larry? AWS boss insists Amazon will have dumped Oracle database by end of 2019: Clock's ticking on Ellison's smack talk" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Samsung Strengthens Number One Sales Position" EE Times Asia 7:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Heads Into the Holidays With a Particularly Strong Lineup" The Mac Observer 5:02 PM
  • "7 things investors are getting wrong about the tech sector and FAANG stocks" Business Insider 1:32 PM
  • "Apple spent $11.6 billion in research and development this year" Apple World Today 12:39 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close weaker as market focus shifts to Trump-Xi summit: Fed minutes show officials comfortable with raising rates again" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks End in Red on Late Slide as Wall Street Focus Returns to Trade: Stocks ended modestly lower as Wall Street turned its attention to a weekend summit between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping." TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Tech and bank stocks dip after a big rally the day before" Associated Press 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Fed Signals Less Certain Policy Path: The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 are on course to finish November with gains of nearly 1%, while the Nasdaq is down about 0.5%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Most Asian markets roll along on Fed's Powell's seemingly dovish comments; Nikkei up for 5th straight day: Indexes in China, Hong Kong cautious ahead of weekend trade talks" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "European stocks rise as U.K. banks pass Brexit stress test; Deutsche Bank raid adds pressure: British American Tobacco, Nestle, Safran among day's gainers" MarketWatch 8:13 AM

 
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