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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren believes Apple's pursuit of services and health industries will make company "well prepared for any future"; Broadcom comment indicates older iPhones are continuing to see strong demand; Apple buys Platoon, a British creative services company which helps musicians in the business; here's a list of some known bugs in Mojave 10.14.2; your 2018 iMac can be a sweet gaming hub says iMore; Apple pushing iPhone upgrade notifications to users on Upgrade Program; Apple vs Qualcomm will end soon according to Qualcomm president; Huawei under fire in the EU, US being seen as national security risk; new iPad Pro review at IBTimes, DxOMark's review of iPhone XR finds it best single-lens phone.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Newest Watch Features Will Transform Heart Health"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "An Inside Look at Apple's Biggest Step Yet in Health Care"  Time 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Watch rolling out electrocardiograms for heart health" [Video with Apple's Jeff Williams, Dr. Sumbul Desai]  CBS This Morning 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch ECG app: How it works and what it means for the future of health/Apple's one-lead ECG, arriving now on Apple Watch 4, could change medical practice." ZDNet 9:33 AM
  • "Why iCloud makes the Apple retail store experience a total mess: Apple's consumer cloud storage doesn't just make backing up your device inconvenient. It also makes for a very negative in-store experience."  ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Will Apple's New Marketing Strategy Drive Sales?"  Zacks 10:23 AM
  • "There's a simple reason people aren't buying iPhones like they used to" ["The slowdown in the smartphone market is due largely to rising prices and consumers holding onto their models for longer periods of time relative to previous cycles, one bullish analyst said."]  Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "Your Apple products are getting more expensive. Here's how they get away with it. Apple's prices are outpacing not only inflation but also other gadget makers. Yet would switching be worth the cost?"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Apple shares fall after UBS sees weakest 'purchase intent' for iPhone in five years"  CNBC 9:28 AM
  • "New round of Apple stock price estimate cuts begin, blaming Services and low iPad Pro sales" AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "Australia closer to forcing tech firms to decrypt data: The Australian Parliament's lower house passed a bill on Thursday to force tech firms such as Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to encrypted data, pushing it closer to becoming a precedent-setting law." Reuters 7:54 AM
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft Edge coming to Mac, based on Google Chromium" CNBC 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft rebuilding Edge browser on Chromium, port to Mac" AppleInsider 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Edge Web Browser Coming to the Mac Over 15 Years After Internet Explorer for Mac" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Edge Is Coming to the Mac?" Gizmodo 9:04 PM
  • "Apple offers Safari users safer browsing with USB security key support" Engadget 7:14 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 review: Popular features reach new levels for a streamlined workflow" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "How to Use Your iPad as a Second Screen for Your Mac" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "How to download iCloud photos on Windows and Mac" iDownload Blog 7:25 AM
  • "Multiple Screen Display Arrangement" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to setup Touch ID and add fingerprints on MacBook Pro" Apple World Today 7:25 AM
  • "Make Your Mac Easier to Read and Use with These 7 Hidden Tricks!" iDrop News 2:44 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Visually, in 2019" Rixstep 7:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "On Using Stock User Interface Elements on the Mac" inessential 3:44 PM
  • "Pixelmator Pro adds redesigned Color Balance tool, new resizing modes, more" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Recosoft ships ID2Office 2019 - Export InDesign to Word, PPT & Keynote" prMac 7:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Saudi dissident sues iPhone spyware firm over Khashoggi communications surveillance"  AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "iPhone murder conviction: health data provides crucial evidence"  9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "iPhone's Health app data crucial to murder conviction in British court" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple is in talks to buy a violent Israeli TV show and sign Richard Gere as lead, dispelling the myth that it wants only family-friendly video" CNBC 2:18 PM
  • "In search of a 'Breaking Bad'-like hit, Apple may pick up a 'violent' TV drama from Israel" BGR 9:04 PM
  • "Apple tried to win the rights to stream 'Friends'" AppleInsider 10:36 AM
  • "Mobile phone billing for Apple ID purchases: 7 new countries" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch — Real Stories: Michael — Apple" YouTube 12:27 PM
  • "Apple Watch — Real Stories — Apple" YouTube 12:27 PM
  • "Duluth man featured in Apple spot. Its watch may have saved his life." St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 7:29 PM
  • "Apple supplier Lumentum receives China approval for Oclaro deal" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Aquarium calls out Apple's incorrect squid emoji" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Handwritten Steve Jobs document fails to sell at auction" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies" AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption/Apple previously decried Australian efforts: 'Encryption is simply math.'" Ars Technica 6:58 PM
  • "Network outages affect millions of mobile customers in the UK and Japan: An Ericsson software issue is to blame." Engadget 5:25 PM
  • "Spotted: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Wafer on 7nm" AnandTech 3:57 PM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap: Due to ship Q3 2019, the 8cx will be the third Snapdragon chip for PCs in about a year's time." PCWorld 3:13 PM
  • "Yanny v Laurel in top 10 trending YouTube videos of 2018" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Google Translate aims to reduce gender bias" BetaNews 2:23 PM
  • "Google kills off Allo to focus on Messages: Google has said it will bring all of Allo's best features to Messages, with the former to be killed off in March 2019." ZDNet 7:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily: December 6, 2018" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Facebook Spyware, Credit Card Privacy – TMO Daily Observations 2018-12-06" The Mac Observer 2:33 PM
  • "Podcast: The Facebook files" Axios 12:23 PM
  • "214: Go to the Apple Store Today" The Rebound 10:50 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification available today on Apple Watch"  Apple 8:06 AM
  • "The Apple Watch's Heart-Monitoring Feature Is Finally Here. It's Cool. Maybe A Little Scary Too." BuzzFeed 8:07 AM
  • "The Apple Watch's ECG feature goes live today" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "ECG for the Apple Watch Series 4: How to get it" Macworld 12:30 PM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG, New Infograph Complications and Walkie-Talkie Control Center Toggle" MacRumors 12:21 PM
  • "Apple may finally be planning a Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS" 9to5Mac 12:05 PM
  • "Apple looking at Augmented Reality to help ride-sharing app customers find their drivers" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple invention would allow for identification of arriving cars and potential passengers" Apple World Today 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Invents System and User Interfaces to facilitate Cooperative Health Management" Patently Apple 7:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Holiday Apple Pay promo offers discounts, coupons, freebies, and exclusives" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The new iPad Pro is a lightweight marvel" Quartz 12:24 PM
  • "Head-to-head: Apple iPad vs. Microsoft Surface Go for Business" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "iPad Diaries: The Many Setups of the 2018 iPad Pro" MacStories 10:30 AM
  • "iPhone XR Review: One Month Later/This time I did something different: Used an iPhone XR side-by-side, and alternating with an iPhone 6s, so I could get a better, more real-world look at whether it's worth the upgrade." iMore 2:22 PM
  • "The World's Shortest Review of Apple's $40 iPhone XR Clear Case" Daring Fireball 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's USB-C charger and third-party USB-C Lightning cables is a good sign for future iPhones" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "Hands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR" AppleInsider 3:48 PM
  • "Vaja Grip GT iPhone Xs Max case review" The Gadgeteer 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on: How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch" AppleInsider 2:23 PM
  • "The Apple Watch EKG detected something strange about my heart rhythm: The latest WatchOS 5.1.2 update rolled out two new heart features that could help warn users of life-threatening conditions." CNET 8:28 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to share ECG results with your doctor" 9to5Mac 3:36 PM
  • "How to set up Apple Watch irregular heart rate notifications" 9to5Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Hands-On With the ECG Feature for Apple Watch Series 4" MacRumors 3:18 PM
  • "How to use the ECG feature on Apple Watch Series 4" Macworld 2:49 PM
  • "How to set up and use notifications on Apple Watch" iMore 12:05 PM
  • "A Guide to Using Apple Watch's Heart Rate Features, Including ECG" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Does your iPhone keep crashing? Here's how to refresh and speed up your iPhone or iPad" Expert Reviews 7:58 AM
Tips
  • "What's the best cloud storage for you? UPDATED: Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage is everywhere. Here's how to decide which one is right for you." ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Changing Your Apple Watch or iPhone's Region Won't Enable ECG App Outside of United States" MacRumors 2:24 PM
  • "PSA: ECG and irregular heart rate notifications not available for users under 22"  9to5Mac 2:23 PM
  • "Selling Your iPhone? Here are Important Reminders" Apple Gazette 7:26 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "8 New Features and Additions We Need to See in AirPods 2" [Slideshow] iDrop News 2:44 PM
  • "Why 40% iPhone Discount Is Bad For Apple"  Forbes 12:53 PM
  • "If you invested $1,000 in Microsoft and Apple at IPO, this one would have made you 4 times as rich"  CNBC 10:49 AM
  • "Proof that iOS still hasn't gotten undo right" ["Not sure scathing indictment is quite right, but I do get the point. Part of what makes a Mac a Mac is that dogged consistency that has held up over many years of evolution."] The Loop 9:11 AM
  • "Will Apple's iPhone replace your password?"  Apple Must 9:09 AM
  • "The Toxic Fragility of Siri Shortcuts" Macdrifter 7:49 AM
  • "Do not adjust your set: Hats off to Apple, you struggle to shift iPhones 'cos you're oddly ethical" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Your lying eyes: No, you can't run macOS on an iPad" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "What is Apple Music for Business?" Apple Must 7:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google's Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft" The Verge 1:14 PM
  • "What It All Means (Premium): Microsoft's announcement about its move away from Edge is surprisingly vague on details." Thurrott 12:27 PM
  • "The Facebook papers are a timely reminder that Mark Zuckerberg is totally ruthless about making money" Business Insider 7:31 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Panic updates Prompt SSH client & Coda text editor for iPhone XS Max & new iPad Pro displays" 9to5Mac 9:09 PM
  • "This stylish, funny game about gentrification just won Apple's iPhone game of the year award" Business Insider 3:38 PM
  • "Lego's augmented reality iOS app is ready for adventure" Engadget 2:33 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd drops unc0ver v2.0.2 pre-release with revoke prevention, faster jailbreaking, & bug fixes" iDownload Blog 2:23 PM
  • "'Flipflop Solitaire' Is Getting a Huge Update Today" Touch Arcade 12:30 PM
  • "Podcasts on Pandora officially launches with 100,000 episodes from 100 shows" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "Fornite for iOS updated to Season 7 with holiday-theme and 60FPS on iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what's next/Microsoft's grand browser experiment flopped in the marketplace, so the company is turning to an unlikely successor: the open-source Chromium project. Can it succeed where EdgeHTML failed?" ZDNet 2:39 PM
  • "Microsoft 'opening up a new market' to bolster economic growth, president says" FOXBusiness 6:19 AM
  • "What Windows Lite means for the future of Microsoft" The Week 6:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 blue screen: Microsoft blocks buggy 1803 update to Surface Book 2s/The buggy update was your choice to install, Microsoft tells owners of its $3,000 flagship Surface device." ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 security question: How do miscreants use these for post-hack persistence? Infosec duo worked out how to remotely set their own answers" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Breaks Its Flagship PC With New Windows 10 Update" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Ooo shiny! First Visual Studio 2019 sneak peek here in time for Chrimbo: Faster Android builds, more space, but don't expect to find a Windows Phone emulator" The Register 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Xbox Games Pass Available On Each And Every Platform" My Nintendo News 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is coming to macOS, Windows 7, and 8.1" Neowin 12:18 PM
  • "Intel might launch a super-powered 8-core Core i9 Ghost Canyon X NUC mini PC" TechRadar UK 6:17 AM
  • "Intel's Interim CEO Swan Is the Only Insider Buying Stock Since 2010" Barron's 6:19 AM
  • "AMD's leaked Ryzen 3 line-up looks like it'll give Intel's Core CPUs a run for their money: Intel really needs to get it's 10nm CPUs out in the wild" The Inquirer 11:54 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.12.1.1 driver provides support for the Epic Games Store" Neowin 6:06 AM
  • "IBM sells software portfolio including Notes and Domino to HCL for $1.8b: The Indian giant has claimed it is picking up products that are in large growing areas, but they also include Notes." ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "Top execs at IBM, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm head for White House" WRAL TechWire 6:18 AM
  • "Oracle v. Rimini Street Lawsuit: A Guide" Forbes 6:21 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is official, coming to Android flagships in 2019: Qualcomm is promising a 45-percent faster CPU and a 20-percent faster GPU." Ars Technica 11:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Shares Appear To Be Priced For Virtually Zero Growth" Seeking Alpha 9:00 PM
  • "Pro: Apple's Chart Shows No Major Trends Are Broken" Benzinga 3:09 PM
  • "Apple could plunge 13 percent more before hitting a floor, says technical analyst"  CNBC 12:53 PM
  • "Apple suppliers are sinking after an iPhone lens maker reports a big drop in sales" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple has to hold this key level for it to be a buy, says technician" CNBC 7:14 AM
  • "iPhone touch solution provider GIS sees revenues down in November" DigiTimes 7:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly lower after dramatic day of trading following arrest of Huawei CFO: WSJ report suggesting the Fed has room to be dovish helps to offset selling pressure" MarketWatch 4:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Pare Losses Into Close, Nasdaq Closes in the Green: The Dow slumped sharply after the arrest of a high-level Chinese business executive threatens to unravel the U.S. and China trade truce, but the blue-chip index pared most of its losses before the close." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq Rallies To A Gain After A Wild Ride In The Stock Market | Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 4:58 PM
  • "US stocks claw back from an early plunge on Fed report" Associated Press 4:59 PM
  • "US securities, global stocks down on Huawei CFO arrest" FOXBusiness 6:40 AM
  • "Stocks Stage Recovery After Dow Drops Over 700 Points: Dow and S&P 500 briefly slid back into the red for the year before rebounding" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "Asian markets plunge, led by tech stocks, after Huawei exec's arrest: Hang Seng tumbles nearly 2.5%; Nikkei falls about 2%" MarketWatch 6:40 AM
  • "European stocks slip as trade truce between U.S. and China questioned: Airlines under pressure" MarketWatch 6:40 AM

 
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