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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

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 and Fast Food Have the Same Problem: Sales may be rising, but demand isn't."  Bloomberg 7:15 AM
  • "Should Apple have its own search engine? The company's stance on privacy is at odds with the way the biggest search engines operate. Maybe there's a better way." ["In short, Cook said that Apple it is willing to compromise on its privacy stance if it means a better user experience. You may or may not think that's okay, but it doesn't jibe with the way Apple runs any of its other products."]  Macworld 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone + Wearables Strategy" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Article] 10:26 AM
  • "'Alexa, play Bebe Rexha on Apple Music': Apple Music is coming to Echo devices in the coming weeks."  The Amazon Blog 8:25 AM
  • "In a rare move, Apple is partnering with Amazon to let you control Apple Music with Alexa" CNBC 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Music is coming to the Amazon Echo" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Music coming to Echo smart speakers next month" Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Music is coming to Echo devices next month" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Music will work on Echo speakers starting December 17th" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Music Lands on Amazon Echo, as Apple Branches Out" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Privacy Exodus: Spam Delivers Mac Spyware" Intego 12:53 PM
  • "CyberLink PhotoDirector 10 Ultra review: Intriguing alternative to consumer Mac photo editors" Macworld 7:27 AM
  • "How to Best Organize Your Computer Files, Folders & Documents" Envato Tuts+ 7:45 AM
  • "How to manage privacy and security settings in Safari on Mac" iMore 2:07 PM
  • "How to Check Size of App Updates in the Mac App Store" OS X Daily 12:24 PM
  • "How to Get Unique Alerts for VIP Emails Received on Your Mac" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "Cassandra -The Option Key on the Mac and Keyboard Options on iOS: Part 2, iOS Devices" eXtensions 7:10 AM
  • "Cassandra -The Option Key on the Mac and Keyboard Options on iOS: Part 1, Macs" eXtensions 7:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "Loopback 2 Is Audio Routing, Simplified" Rogue Amoeba 11:08 AM
  • "Automailer 2.7 to send bulk personalized emails in text and html" Ecleti 8:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through"  AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "Trump on tariffs: iPhone buyers can deal with price hike" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Apple approves Indian government's Do Not Disturb app, avoiding iPhone ban" VentureBeat 12:54 PM
  • "Apple avoids iPhone ban in India by approving regulator's anti-spam app for download from the App Store" AppleInsider 2:07 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Around the World Now Featuring Red Logos for World AIDS Day" MacRumors 7:29 PM
  • "Apple turns retail logos red for World AIDS Day: As it has done every December since 2012, Apple on Friday marked World AIDS Day by tinting red the Apple logos that front its stores around the world." AppleInsider 9:32 PM
  • "Target's Apple Pay freeze out may be thawing"  Cult of Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple at Fed Square pushed back a year, as Andrews confirms support"  Melbourne Age 7:27 AM
  • "Apple tunes into terrestrial radio to amplify digital service" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "New Details on Apple's Negotiations With iHeartMedia Surface" MacRumors 7:24 AM
  • "Apple getting more aggressive with Apple Music deal-making after Jimmy Iovine's 'retirement'" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "Music exec says Apple Music was 'an inferior product' in latest iHeartMedia speculation" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple reportedly cuts over 700 apps from Chinese App Store: Developers updated the apps without getting permission from Apple." CNET 8:29 AM
  • "Apple reportedly bans 700+ apps from the App Store in China" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 'Heart Rate' app on App Store attempts to scam customers out of $90 using Touch ID" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "How an iPad can help if you get sick at sea: A good example of how telemedicine can help even the most remote communities"  Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "Amazon Boosts Presence in Health Care: How is Apple Placed?" Zacks 8:38 AM
  • "Tim Cook to give keynote address at anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York" 9to5Mac 11:30 AM
  • "Hoping to defend the iPhone against Qualcomm, chip designer waited for almost 12 hours on hard wooden seat at Munich courthouse" Foss Patents 7:23 AM
  • "'Lady Misaki' : Japan's Decorated Trucks — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 2:40 PM
  • "Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail: 'Technology has made it significantly easier to be a creep,' said Councilman Joseph Borelli, a Republican from Staten Island who is co-sponsoring an anti-flashing bill." ["Because AirDrop allows people to send images anonymously, there is no way for a commuter to know who in a busy train car might have sent it. And unlike traditional public lewdness crimes, the sender might not know who exactly within 30 feet is receiving the picture, because the feature identifies nearby phones only by the phone's nickname."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:33 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter user hacks 50,000 printers to tell people to subscribe to PewDiePie: Hacker lends a helping hand to YouTube star losing his crown." ZDNet 9:31 PM
  • "Some companies are considering ditching WiFi for private 5G: Audi is among those who are testing the technology." Engadget 3:44 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg's shifting story" Axios 7:45 AM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg personally asked Facebook's staff to look into George Soros, reports claim" Telegraph 7:43 AM
  • "Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Google Smartwatch Patent Uses Your Skin as Touchpad; Could Make Smartwatches Good Enough to Draft Emails" MySmartPrice 7:13 AM
  • "Jason Snell Takes Control of Apple's Photos on Mac and iOS" MacVoices 2:14 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 201: Bigger iPad Pro, App Store monopoly, and Apple Watch half marathon" 9to5Mac 2:08 PM
  • "Using iPad, Apple Original TV Shows, and Macs with Jim Dalrymple: ACM 490" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "Starwood Security Breach, World AIDS Day – TMO Daily Observations 2018-11-30" The Mac Observer 1:59 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Alexa, Queen, iPhone Wifi with Dave Mark" The Loop 12:25 PM
  • "Vergecast: the Pixel Slate vs. the iPad Pro/This week on the flagship podcast of The Verge" The Verge 11:36 AM
  • "Why an Apple Camera would be unstoppable, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Is Apple Changing from a Hardware Company to a Service Company?" Intego Mac Podcast 7:43 AM
  • "MacBooks Have Critical Dust Issue, Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "Make Sure to Get Your $29 iPhone Battery Replacements Soon as Apple's Discount Program is Set to End on December 31"  MacRumors 2:06 PM
  • "45-day Apple Watch refund policy allegedly tied to heart health features, including the ECG app" iDownload Blog 12:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:11 AM

  • "Do Pro Apps Run Faster on the 2018 Mac mini with an eGPU?" Bare Feats 12:23 PM
  • "Review: Wren V5US sounds great, but falls just short as an AirPlay speaker" AppleInsider 10:27 AM
  • "Rareform iPhone XS case review: Reuse, reduce, recycle with style" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "How to us Quick Website Search in Safari for iOS" Cult of Mac 3:10 PM
  • "How to add weather summary to your iPhone Lock screen" 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "How to Choose the Right Mac for Your Use Case" Intego 2:56 PM
  • "How to quickly track your flights in iMessage for iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 2:42 PM
  • "How to Protect Yourself From the Giant Marriott Hack" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:07 AM
  • "How to browse multiple sites at once on iPhone or iPad with Split Web Browser" iDownload Blog 10:47 AM
  • "This Powerful iOS Shortcut Lets You Create Custom App Icons" Lifehacker 8:45 AM
  • "Here's How To Protect Your Phone From Garbage Apps: Be smart about the apps you download, and learn the danger signs that an app is up to no good." BuzzFeed News 8:45 AM
  • "How to add a bookmark to Chrome directly from Safari for iOS" iDownload Blog 8:00 AM
  • "Why you should use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi network: A VPN effectively prevents even a network operator from peeping your activities." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Source: Google Hangouts is shutting down in 2020" 9to5Google 2:07 PM
  • "Technical Terms: HTML" MacMost 9:09 AM
  • "Even brilliant Pixel 3 ads won't get iPhone users to switch" Cult of Mac 2:42 PM
  • "Fun with charts: The iPad bests the MacBook"  Six Colors 2:19 PM
  • "Apple Still Does Not Make Any Cases for Its Best Selling iPhone" Thurrott 2:07 PM
  • "Comment: Marriott guest system hack shows the need for wider rollout of Apple Pay on the web" 9to5Mac 10:27 AM
  • "Apple: What The Past And Present Tell Us About The Future"  Seeking Alpha 8:11 AM
  • "Disorganized crime and state-backed hackers: How the cybercrime and cyberwar landscape is constantly changing" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Why Is It So Hard to Quit Amazon? Because Shopping Is LaborPrime has helped overworked and underpaid Americans stretch their money and time. No wonder it's so hard to quit." Slate 2:41 PM
  • "Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software/Back to the drawing board, Google." Engadget 12:25 PM
  • "This Smartwatch Has Incredibly Bad Timing" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple reportedly extends Watch return period for heart feature issues: You could have up to 45 days to claim a refund for ECG-related reasons." Engadget 9:32 PM
  • "iPhone battery acting up? Better have it replaced by December 31" TechRadar UK 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Music adds tablet support in latest beta" Android Police 9:00 PM
  • "Here are the best 24 bands for your new Apple Watch" AppleInsider 11:29 AM
  • "WWDC-featured title 'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' delayed until early 2019 for iOS and Android" AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Launches New iPhone XS Case and Apple Watch Band Color Options" MacRumors 7:24 AM
  • "'Dunkypung' is the New Game from the Developer of 'Missile Cards' and it Needs Beta Testers" Touch Arcade 2:06 PM
  • "'Romancing SaGa Re: Universe' Releases Next Week on iOS and Android Devices in Japan" Touch Arcade 7:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is No. 1: Tech giant overtakes Apple for title of most-valuable U.S. company/Microsoft ended the week with the title of the most-valuable company in the U.S., pulling ahead of Apple Friday afternoon at the close of the stock market after days of volleying back and forth." GeekWire 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft tops Apple to become No. 1 on Wall Street" Seattle Times 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google To Meet With Trump Admin On Innovation" PYMNTS 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft wins $480M contract to provide US Army with HoloLens headsets for combat use" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens will be used by the US Army to 'increase lethality' in warzones" Critical Hit Gaming 8:25 AM
  • "Arrests made in Indian call centers responsible for Microsoft tech support scams" BetaNews 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering the highest salaries to India's IIT graduates for international roles: Report" Business Insider India 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans to Bring Office's New Iconography Style to Windows 10" Thurrott 9:23 PM
  • "'Nobody Gets Fired For Buying IBM'. But They Should." Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "The University Of Liverpool Signs IBM Deal" Insider Media 8:19 AM
  • "CLS and IBM Launch Long-Awaited Payment Netting Blockchain" Zycrypto 8:17 AM
  • "HP delivers more PCs at higher prices but fears CPU shortages" Tweakers 8:04 AM
  • "HP Inc revenue tops estimates on personal systems business" RTÉ 8:03 AM
  • "HP, better than expected revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017/2018" SoldiOnline 8:02 AM
  • "HP rounds a solid third quarter" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "US lawsuit could see HP adversary Mike Lynch lose his autonomy (again)" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "'A travesty of justice' – Suffolk businessman charged over £8bn fraud hits out at charges" East Anglian Daily Times 8:05 AM
  • "As HP Inc reports strong Q4, Autonomy founder is charged in US" SiliconRepublic 8:05 AM
  • "UK tech tycoon Mike Lynch charged with fraud in the US over HP-Autonomy deal" The Independent 8:05 AM
  • "US files criminal charges against Irish born Mike Lynch over HP sale" Irish Independent 8:05 AM
  • "Former Autonomy boss Lynch to fight U.S. fraud charges" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Former Autonomy executives charged with fraud in 2011 HP acquisition" Sacramento Bee 8:01 AM
  • "Autonomy founder Mike Lynch charged with fraud over 2011 HP deal: report" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Are Big Q3 Earnings at VMware, Dell a Mixed Blessing for Merger?" 24/7 Wall St. 7:57 AM
  • "Dell and HP share reasons to be optimistic about the PC market" ComputerWeekly 7:57 AM
  • "Dell EMC and more HPE arrays embrace storage-class memory" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Dell doesn't know whether or not hackers stole customer info" Alphr 7:56 AM
  • "Dell remains quiet on 'data breach' victims" The Daily Swig 7:55 AM
  • "Dell forces password reset on customers after hack attempt but took five days to do so" The Inquirer 7:55 AM
  • "American Tech Giant Intel Files New Patent for Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining" CoinTelegraph 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Exec Discloses Discrete GPU Details And Strategy" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "Intel accuses ex-engineer of attempting to steal 3D XPoint 'secrets'" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Intel patent could make Bitcoin mining more efficient" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "AMD Confirms PlayStation 5 And Xbox Scarlett Release For 2020" SegmentNext 7:47 AM
  • "Black Friday has Ryzen again with these AMD deals from Scan" TrustedReviews 7:47 AM
  • "AMD: Zen 3 architecture will focus on improving energy consumption" IlSoftware 7:46 AM
  • "AMD's RX 590 will now work in Linux... but it's 76% slower than an RX 580 GPU" PCGamesN 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft may be considering an AMD-Picasso Surface laptop" Hexus 7:45 AM
  • "Download: Download AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 driver" Guru3D 7:45 AM
  • "Lambeth Council standardises tech in Oracle Cloud to help save £4.5m" Computerworld UK 7:41 AM
  • "Amazon CTO Werner Vogels declares Oracle data warehouse switch-off as 2018 work highlight" ComputerWeekly 7:41 AM
  • "End of Oracle at Amazon: Werner Vogels 'Best Day'" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Police chiefs team up with Cisco for officer cybersecurity training drive" PublicTechnology 7:35 AM
  • "Former Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior among four Indian-origin women featured in Forbes list of top female US tech moguls" FirstPost 7:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "3 Great Reasons to Buy Apple: Increasing iPhone revenue, stellar services growth, and a massive opportunity in wearables are all compelling story lines." The Motley Fool 9:24 PM
  • "Microsoft surpasses Apple, retakes crown of world's most valuable company: Microsoft passed Apple as the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $851 billion at the end of trading on Friday, retaking a position it last held more than eight years ago." AppleInsider 7:21 PM
  • "WSJ: Apple probed supply chain for misconduct" Seeking Alpha 5:47 PM
  • "Pro: Why Apple's Stock Is Undervalued" Benzinga 2:20 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks gain on cautious optimism over potential U.S.-China trade deal: Crude oil trims losses on speculation over production cut" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Ends Sharply Higher Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting at G-20: The Dow ended sharply higher Friday afternoon ahead of talks between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping at the G-20 meeting." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks close higher ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "Investors on Edge After Rocky Month for Markets: Stocks remain well below highs from earlier this year, and crude oil takes hit from slowing global growth" [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian markets subdued but higher ahead of U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei secures 5th straight gain" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "European stocks fall; autos down on G-20 jitters: Mining shares drop in London, led by Angofagasta" MarketWatch 8:20 AM

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