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Weekend Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

  • "Apple's recent woes are bleeding into its global supply chain as stock selling accelerates"  Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "If the iPhone XR is selling so well, why is Apple messing with the price? We have an Apple executive boasting that the iPhone XR was the 'most popular iPhone each and every day since it became available,' but at the same time we're seeing even more generous promotional trade-in deals. What's up?"  ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Is Apple's TV service bound for the Apple TV's competition? The Apple Music-Amazon Echo deal could be a sign of things to come for Apple TV."  Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Supreme Court to sit in Galway to hear appeal over Apple data centre: Appeal concerns legal obligations of An Bord Pleanála in approval of €850m plan" Irish Times 8:22 AM
  • "Tim Cook's estimated net worth is $625 million — here's how he makes and spends his money" Business Insider 11:09 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Resolves 2018 MacBook Pro Issue With External Displays and Other Bug Fixes" MacRumors 12:34 PM
  • "macOS 10.14.2 tweaks Apple News, adds Real-Time Text" Cult of Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 71 With Dark Mode Enhancements, Bug Fixes, and Other Improvements" MacRumors 12:19 PM
  • "How to install Windows 10 on the 2018 Mac mini using Boot Camp Assistant [Video] 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "How to use iCloud for continuity when restoring from an iOS backup" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "How To Post Photos to Facebook From Your Mac" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "Chaos Group Doubling Down on Rendering Solutions for Maxon Cinema 4D" Architosh 12:33 PM
Press Releases
  • "Data Extractor 1.7 can extract data from files and emails and collect them in exportable database tables" Ecleti 8:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice" TechCrunch 3:01 PM
  • "Apple scrutinizing and rejecting some third-party screen time apps: The launch of iOS 12 and Screen Time in September has resulted in Apple taking a harsh stance with some competing 'digital health' apps, which have reportedly been subject to extra review, blocking, or removal — even in the case of titles that have been around for years." AppleInsider 5:49 PM
  • "AT&T flips switch on iPhone XS and XR eSIM support in US with iOS 12.1.1: AT&T became the first major U.S. carrier to support Apple's eSIM technology with the rollout of iOS 12.1.1 on Wednesday, providing owners of iPhone XS and XR models access to two numbers on a single device." AppleInsider 5:48 PM
  • "Scientific community up in tentacles over Apple's 'upside down' squid emoji: Apple's artistic decisions have once again landed the company in hot water, this time with scientists who take issue with the tech giant's emoji rendition of a squid." AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "Steve Jobs-autographed copy of Macworld headed to auction: RR Auctions expects Steve Jobs' signature will fetch around $10,000." Macworld 11:39 AM
  • "Apple co-founder and former CEO has the most expensive John Hancock on the planet: How much for scrawl from the hand of Jobs? A nice mid-range Audi" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Premiere Issue of Macworld Magazine Autographed by Steve Jobs Headed to Auction" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Wrote Down Some Notes About the Apple 1 Computer in 1976. It's a Single Piece of Paper, and Today It's on Auction for $60,000" Inc. 12:40 PM
  • "An incredibly rare Steve Jobs-signed Macworld #1 is up for auction" Apple Must 12:10 PM
  • "Apple Jumps 13 Spots in Glassdoor's Annual List of Best Places to Work, But Remains Far Behind Facebook and Google" MacRumors 8:08 AM
  • "Facebook's ranking drops in 'best places to work' list: The social media company's scandals may have caught up with it." ["A total of 29 tech companies made the list for 2019 (up from 28 companies in 2018), including Google (No. 8), LinkedIn (No. 6), Microsoft (No. 34) and Apple (No. 71). HP (No. 87) also was ranked among the top 100 companies for the first time since Glassdoor's list debuted in 2008."] CNET 7:40 AM
  • "Android will have a big advantage over iPhone in 2019" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "For wearable analysts, the glass is always half full: IDC looks at stagnant US market ... and sees only joy" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Sensitive internal Facebook emails published by UK parliament detail use of its free iOS 'spyware' VPN and more" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Turner Prize 2018: iPhone artist Charlotte Prodger wins" BBC 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone filmmaker wins prestigious (and controversial) Turner Prize" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Toby Kebbell To Star In M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series" Deadline 8:06 AM
  • "Edward Burns takes lead role in Apple's 'Amazing Stories' anthology reboot" iDownload Blog 8:42 AM
  • "Your local coffee shop may start streaming Apple Music soon" BGR 9:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "A botnet of over 20,000 WordPress sites is attacking other WordPress sites: Botnet is still up and running but law enforcement has been notified." ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Huawei finance chief arrested in Canada as US seeks extradition" Telegraph 6:16 PM
  • "Steady evolution in blockchain will continue, unless disillusionment causes a 'winter'" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Is Here—What That Means for Next Year's Top Android Phones" Gizmodo 3:14 PM
  • "FCC chairman acknowledges Russia interfered in net neutrality public comments" The Hill 2:57 PM
  • "FCC chairman admits Russia meddled in net neutrality debate: Around 500,000 comments were linked to Russian email addresses." Engadget 2:54 PM
  • "This foldable Gorilla Glass glass could shape the foldable phones of the future" CNET 10:32 AM
  • "Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies: documents" Reuters 3:31 PM
  • "A new trove of internal Facebook emails is a stark reminder: You are Facebook's product/Facebook's business is built on collecting and capitalizing on peoples' personal information." Recode 1:28 PM
  • "Documents show Facebook gave preferential access to data to certain companies" Reuters 11:08 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg defends the leaked Facebook documents he never wanted the world to see: The scrutiny is 'healthy,' but don't misrepresent our actions or motives'" Business Insider 1:22 PM
  • "Emails show Mark Zuckerberg personally approved Facebook's decision to cut off Vine's access to data" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "Facebook's Internal Tensions Are Reaching A Boiling Point" BuzzFeed News 8:49 AM
  • "Goodbye to tech that died in 2018" [Video] CNET 8:39 AM
  • "That's no moon — it's a hole for the camera on Honor's new smartphone" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "Study Finds Google Manipulates Logged Out Search Results Even In Incognito Mode" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Google reportedly personalizes search results even when you're in incognito mode" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Best place to work? Google, Facebook slip down rankings after year of controversy" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Michael E. Cohen Updates Take Control of Pages" MacVoices 1:29 PM
  • "Giving Donations, HDR Compatibility– TMO Daily Observations 2018-12-05" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "#271: I'll Be Backed Up/Apple Music coming to Echo devices, the celebrity spokesperson we'd like to do a tech PSA, what tech knowledge we'd like to grant people, and whether we change our iPhone cases or Apple Watch bands." Relay FM: Clockwise 12:30 PM
  • "Next-Gen AirPods to Spark Intense Competition in Smart Earbuds Market Next Year" ["In a research note published today and obtained by MacRumors, Kuo predicted that AirPods, which are the most successful current Apple product, will rapidly grow in popularity next year when upgraded models appear, with many brands to follow Apple's steps with their own competing products."]  MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "AirPods alternatives from Google and Amazon likely on the way" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Kuo: Google and Amazon working on competing AirPod-alike wireless earbuds for 2019 launch" iDownload Blog 9:54 AM
  • "Apple will launch HomePod in China and Hong Kong in early 2019" iDownload Blog 1:38 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XS awarded smartphone camera of the year, Google Pixel 3 runner up" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12.1.1 with FaceTime Live Photos, refreshed FaceTime UI, and more" iDownload Blog 12:19 PM
  • "iOS 12.1.1 is now available, fixes an annoying FaceTime feature" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "HomePod 12.1.1 Update and Shortcuts 2.1.2 Released, But No Sign of watchOS 5.1.2 Yet" MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple receives FCC approval for 'sleep monitor' that looks like acquired Beddit product" 9to5Mac 11:08 AM
  • "Apple Receives FCC Approval For What Appears to Be a New Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "'Apple Music for Business' streaming service might be in the works" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone XS features vs. XS Max, XR, X" [Slideshow] CNET 8:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "'iPhone XR from $449*': Apple ramps up iPhone sales push" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "iPhone XR & XS: A Photographer's Review" YouTube 9:35 PM
  • "Hands-On With LG's $1,500 34WK95U UltraWide 5K Display" MacRumors 2:54 PM
  • "Apple HomePod Compared to Sonos One" Intego 8:16 AM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: A month with Fitbit's best and least ambitious tracker" Android Central 7:58 AM
  • "Review: Polk Assist is an attractive and small speaker with Google Assistant support" AppleInsider 3:12 PM
  • "Review: Twelve South leather Journal line for MacBook Pro and additional gear beautiful, but expensive" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "The Best Screen Protectors for the Apple Watch (Series 1-4)" Mobile Reviews Eh 8:17 AM
  • "How to use Workout Detection on Apple Watch" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "Everything you can do with Control Center" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "Proof That iOS Still Hasn't Gotten Undo Right"  Daring Fireball 9:19 PM
  • "Apple Is Seemingly Very Worried By Slumping iPhone Sales" TechnoBuffalo 9:31 PM
  • "AirPods Patent Hints at Interchangeable Buds, Biometric Sensors" Gizmodo 3:40 PM
  • "Does Apple and Amazon's new friendship bode ill for the Apple TV and HomePod?" Apple World Today 3:03 PM
  • "How to reduce your stress levels with the Apple Watch Breathe app" Cult of Mac 1:22 PM
  • "USB-C was supposed to be a universal connector — but it still has a lot of problems"  Business Insider 12:19 PM
  • "An insider's account of building the first Apple Store with Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 12:18 PM
  • "AirPods Patent Hints at Interchangeable Buds, Biometric Sensors" Gizmodo 11:41 AM
  • "Why Apple Music Is Climbing on the Amazon Echo Bandwagon" The Motley Fool 10:03 AM
  • "Steve Jobs took weekly hands-on role in first Apple store design, says former retail head Ron Johnson" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone/Curb your next-gen networking enthusiasm" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Bloomberg continues iPhone panic mongering by conflating Apple's Give Back trade-in program with price slashing" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "Sleep Texting Is Real, So Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed" Lifehacker 3:43 PM
  • "Meet The Men Accused Of Helping Run Two Huge Ad Fraud Schemes" BuzzFeed News 12:20 PM
  • "Why is Google so bad at innovation? 44 dead products and counting..Will Google ever be able to diversify its business from online advertising?" ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "The Problem With Studies Saying Phones Are Bad For You: Some studies investigating the side effects of screen time might not actually be measuring what we think they are" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Blockchain: What's it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Should You Buy Someone a Phone for the Holidays? The answer is yes, if you can make sure you get them something they like, and you're not saddling your loved one with a monthly bill. Here's how to do it right." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "How Software Code Could Help You Grapple With the Legal Code" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Releases Shortcuts 2.1.2 with Direct Posts to Tumblr, Better Time Calculations, Bugfixes" The Mac Observer 4:02 PM
  • "Chrome for iOS finally lets you copy website images to the clipboard" iDownload Blog 3:03 PM
  • "Shortcuts 2.1.2 update brings two new handy actions for your iOS automation workflows" iDownload Blog 2:56 PM
  • "Tony Hawk's Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Hulu for iOS updated with support for latest iPad Pro displays" 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "Calcbot iOS update restores Apple Watch app and adds new themes" 9to5Mac 1:23 PM
  • "Apple begins selling 18W USB-C power adapter separately for iPhones & iPads" AppleInsider 12:29 PM
  • "Apple's Own iPhone XR Case Revealed At Last: Here's All You Need To Know" Forbes 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Begins Selling a Clear Case for the iPhone XR and 18W iPad Pro Charger" MacStories 12:18 PM
  • "Apple finally releases a case for the iPhone XR" GSMArena 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Removes 'Afghanistan '11" by Slitherine From the App Store" Touch Arcade 12:34 PM
  • "Annapurna Interactive Is Bringing 'Gone Home' to iOS Next Week" Touch Arcade 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Begins Selling iPhone XR Clear Case" MacRumors 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft gives Outlook for iOS a full UI makeover" Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlook for iOS is getting a new design and dark mode" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "'Incredible in less than 22 seconds': Microsoft Outlook gets an iOS refresh, with simplicity in mind" GeekWire 9:03 AM
  • "Command & Conquer: Rivals For iOS And Android Released" Redmond Pie 8:17 AM
  • "The wait for Tropico on iOS is almost over" Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Tropico for iPhone coming next year as iPad game almost here" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Season 7 Battle Pass Skins Leak Early Thanks To Apple's App Store" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Max out your new Mac mini with iFixit's new RAM upgrade kit" ZDNet 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft President: Will provide our best technology to US military" Fox Business Videos 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Puts More Brain-Power Into Machine Learning For Azure Cloud" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Fails Continue As Cumulative Update Cripples Surface Book 2 With BSOD" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Takes on the Digital Divide, This Time with Data" Thurrott 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft, acknowledging Win10 1803 update blue screens, offers limited remediation" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "IBM's AI-cybersecurity platform learns new models from MITRE framework - Video" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM AI researchers say 'what is the question' is the real question" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "What Apple's iPhone Production Cuts Mean for Intel" The Motley Fool 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Readies 8 Core/16 Thread, Ghost Canyon X NUC With 9th Generation Core i9, H-Series Processors – 6 Core/12 Thread, Core i7 Model Also in The Works" WCCFTech 3:46 PM
  • "Intel 'Ghost Canyon X' NUCs Rumored to Come With Core i9 CPUs" Tom's Hardware 12:44 PM
  • "Intel develops AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements" Relaxnews 12:43 PM
  • "Intel NUC roadmap shows octa-core mini PCs are on the way" Liliputing 12:51 PM
  • "Intel NUCs with 10nm CPUs Now Available in the US" eTeknix 12:51 PM
  • "Liqid and Intel® Optane™ Aim for DRAM at Gartner IT Infrastructure 2018" Associated Press 12:44 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Zen 2 CPUs Rumored To Feature Up To 16 Cores, 5.1GHz Boost Clock" HotHardware 12:53 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 next-generation 16-core processors leaked" TechRadar UK 12:55 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 chips could have 16 cores, 5GHz turbo frequency" Digital Trends 2:54 PM
  • "Huge Leaks Reveal AMD's Ryzen 3000 Series: Up To 16 Cores And 5.1GHz Frequencies" Forbes 12:54 PM
  • "Why Oracle Believes It Can Be the Largest Service Software Player" Market Realist 8:03 AM
  • "Oracle Is Happy That Its Investment in NetSuite Has Paid Off" Market Realist 10:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 debacle is now affecting Cisco and Morphisec endpoints" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Amobee Collaborates with Oracle Data Cloud to Activate Third-Party Data Across Programmatic and Social Media Platforms" Database Trends and Applications 12:42 PM
  • "Cisco pledges to prepare 1 mln Africans for digital economy jobs - Telecompaper" Telecompaper 12:40 PM
  • "Salesforce wants to deliver more automated field service using IoT data" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Salesforce adds IoT Insights to Field Service Lightning" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Comparable Market Caps, but Vastly Different Fundamentals" The Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "Amazon topples Apple as world's most valuable company: However the move to top spot did not last long." ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "Tech Stocks dive, with AAPL down 4.4% on the day" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Why Apple (and the rest) collapsed Tuesday" Apple 3.0 11:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow futures show 100-point bounce after 800-point plunge: Regular trading on Wall Street is closed in observance of a day of mourning for George H.W. Bush but stock-index electronic trading remains open" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Global shares slide on doubts over US-China trade deal" Associated Press 8:46 AM
  • "Global Stocks Fall as Hopes for Trade Truce Fade: Global stocks slid Wednesday following deep losses in the U.S. as initial optimism around a trade detente between the U.S. and China faded and concerns around growth in the U.S. resurfaced." [Paid Membership Required] 3:41 PM
  • "Asian stocks pare losses after China hails 'successful' trade talks: Financial stocks bear brunt of losses, with Hong Kong faring worst" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks slip as trade truce between U.S. and China questioned: Airlines under pressure" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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