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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren reads the tea leaves from WWDC sees "shape of a few of Apple's plans to come"; Cult of Mac explores Apple's ability to trick "our brains into accepting high prices"; $1 trillion back in Apple's sights with trade deal according to analyst; Tim Cook met with President Trump this week discussing trade, immigration; Adobe shows prototype AI tool that can spot Photoshopped faces; CryptoKit presages iPhone as crypto wallet?; Counterpoint's examination of global true wireless hearables market finds Apple's growth level from last quarter; Apple Maps look-around smoother than Google's according to comparison; will USB-C finally come to iPhones this year?; Rene Ritchie has a go with iPad Pro running iPadOS; Dennis Sellers gets early look at Mutrics sunglasses/speaker combo; Dieter Bohns finally turns on iMessage.

  • "'Defining moment' for Tim Cook as Apple looks beyond the iPhone"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Apple: Time to Think Very Different/IPhone maker may need to break with past practices and become more price-competitive to get out of its growth woes" [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "How Apple went from a $1 trillion company to losing over 20% of its share price in 3 months" Business Insider 3:01 PM
  • "Forget the iPhone Shortfall. Apple's All About Services Now"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Is This the End of the Age of Apple? We need the next wave of innovation, and we need it now."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Is the cult of Apple over? Tim Cook faces a struggle to revive the spark"  Telegraph 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Beware: Samsung's Great Fall in China Was Swift/In five years, Samsung went from China's No. 1 to less than 1% market share" [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "The China Story That Is Far Bigger Than Apple: A tectonic shift in the country's economy has largely gone unnoticed by investors" [Paid Membership Required] 6:45 PM
  • "Why Apple's Weakness in China May Be Hard to Fix: Apple CEO Tim Cook blamed weak iPhone sales on a slowing economy in China, but there might be more to the story than that according to some experts."  TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's revenue drop is about China and more: China, unit sales, the upgrade cycle—it's all party of a heady cocktail that led to Apple's big revenue revisal."  Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Why Apple's Prospects In China Seem Likely To Go From Bad To Worse" Forbes 7:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Apple employees: iPhone activations in US, Canada set new record/Apple CEO Tim Cook sends employees a memo highlighting the bright spots in an otherwise gloomy quarter." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Apple faces class-action lawsuit threat for not warning investors about tanking iPhone demand"  Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple must respect court ban on iPhone sales, Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance says" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm kicks off crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator" Reuters 2:04 PM
  • "Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "German Apple reseller Gravis says still selling iPhones 7, 8" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Chip-for-tat escalates: Qualcomm's billion-Euro bond to block Apple iPhone sales in Germany" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates 15th Anniversary of GarageBand This Sunday" MacRumors 1:47 PM
  • "How to use Safari's saved passwords in other Mac apps" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
  • "macOS: How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Open Bookmarks in Safari" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "Creating Video Scrolling Credits With Keynote" MacMost 9:13 AM
  • "How to Rename Several Files at Once in macOS" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Give Yourself to the Dark (Mode) Side" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
Press Releases
  • "BurningThumb Studios updates Virtual CD RW – Mac: version 2.0.5 released" BurningThumb Studios 4:55 PM
  • "Email Obfuscator 1.4 to obfuscate email inside web pages" Ecleti 8:03 AM
  • "Public Beta of DataOrganizer 1.0 with Bento Importer Now Available" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "OneDrive for Mac Gets Files On-Demand" Thurrott 7:34 AM
  • "'The Wild' Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows" Architosh 7:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "White House advisor Kudlow says Apple technology may have been 'picked off' by China"  CNBC 9:56 AM
  • "New Apple voice phishing scam looks just like a real support call"  TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "Apple Phishing Scams Growing More Advanced, With Latest Spoofing Apple Phone Numbers" MacRumors 3:02 PM
  • "Apple smartwatch market share drops below 45 percent: ABI Research/According to ABI Research, the iPhone manufacturer's market share in smartwatches dropped to 43.45 percent in 2018 as competitors up the ante for their smartwatch offerings." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Ahead of CES, Apple Puts Up Billboard Touting Privacy in Las Vegas" MacRumors 8:14 PM
  • "Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES" AppleInsider 8:57 PM
  • "Huawei Employees Punished for Tweeting From an iPhone"  PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Launches Back to University Promos Overseas" Thurrott 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Back to School Offers Available in Australia, Brazil, South Korea and Brazil" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "Chinese Smartphone Maker Huawei Demotes Employees Responsible for Tweeting From iPhone" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "LA sues Weather Channel app owner over 'fraudulent' data use" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch reaffirms why it's one of the best wearables you can buy: Apple Watch has reaffirmed why it is one of the best wearables on the market by saving the life of a woman involved in a car accident on New Year's Day." Express UK 8:49 AM
  • "Evernote's New CEO Says The App Sucks But He Can Fix it" Gizmodo AU 8:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Altogether, more than 1 billion people had their data compromised in 2018" BGR 7:21 PM
  • "Most home routers don't take advantage of Linux's improved security features: Router firmware rarely includes ASLR, DEP, or RELRO protections, study finds." ZDNet 5:20 PM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon says 100 million Alexa devices have been sold" The Verge 3:20 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence may compensate for the opaqueness of supply chains" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "Xiaomi rumored to be working on a triple-fold phone" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Samsung insider teases 'gorgeous' Galaxy S10 finishes like nothing we've ever seen before" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "Google's Fuchsia OS Will Be Able to Run Android Apps" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "Screen time might not be so harmful or toxic for kids, experts say" Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "Smartphone Addiction Affects Teens and Parents Alike" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "A Q&A With Retail Executive Ron Johnson" Barron's 6:45 PM
  • "MacVoices Live -Holiday Gifts Received" MacVoices 1:31 PM
  • "Qualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Vergecast: iPhone sales drop and CES preview" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "One Analyst Thinks the Next iPhone Will Have a USB-C Port, Smaller Notch, and Touch ID Under Display" MacRumors 9:56 AM
  • "2019 iPhone To Feature USB-C, In-Display Touch ID, Says Analyst" Redmond Pie 5:20 PM
  • "Researcher Who Said He Hacked iPhone X Face ID With a Printed Image Cancels Talk After Employer Shaming" Gizmodo 11:33 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at biometric authentication for the Apple Watch" Digital Trends 8:02 AM
  • "Apple wants to stop you using dangerous USB-C devices" Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "PSA: iPad owners cannot restore iCloud backups from iPhones running iOS 12.1.2" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:33 AM

  • "Everything You Can Do with the Apple Pencil" Intego 2:19 PM
  • "Making the case for the selection of an iPad case/Tech review: My first move after buying an iPad was finding a protective case with the right combination of price and quality. Here are three I tried out." Tribune News Service 6:42 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to turn on Airplane Mode on Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 6:42 PM
  • "What is Haptic Touch on iPhone XR and how do I use it?" Apple Must 2:32 PM
  • "How to create handy shortcuts for call reminders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" 9to5Mac 2:19 PM
  • "How to see which Wi-Fi network your HomePod is connected to" iDownload Blog 1:48 PM
  • "How to fix up your janky Portrait Photos with Focos" Cult of Mac 1:39 PM
  • "How to manage and delete Bookmarks in Safari" Apple Must 1:01 PM
  • "How to know if a bot has sent an email from your account" BBC 7:50 AM
  • "How to tell what model iPad you have" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Embracing Apple's Boring Future: The company's most exciting years may be behind it, but that's okay." The Atlantic 7:54 PM
  • "5 things Apple fans should watch for at CES 2019" Cult of Mac 7:20 PM
  • "The Solution to Apple's New Crisis: Build More Great Stuff. Sell It To Us" The Mac Observer 4:56 PM
  • "Is China stealing Apple's technology secrets?" iDownload Blog 1:48 PM
  • "Hey Apple, longer-lasting iPhones are a good thing"  iFixit 1:47 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple's iPhone strategy is bad for investors, good for consumers" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "Apple's Inflection Point" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 11:33 AM
  • "The solution to Apple's problems is easy: Release a cheaper iPhone"  Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Apple has way bigger problems than China, analysts say"  Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "'Picked Off'" ["I'm 99.8 percent certain that hasn't happened — if there were Chinese phones built with stolen Apple technology we'd know it because we'd see it."] Daring Fireball 10:04 AM
  • "Diet iPhone: Can a new formula refresh Apple's bottom line? Cupertino needs a 'just right' mobile device for an upgrade-averse generation that has the same great taste but is less filling."  ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Yes, Apple, the slowing smartphone market affects you, too" Android Authority 9:25 AM
  • "Comment: Early rumors point to a more premium (higher priced?) mainstream iPad" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Is your Fitbit or Apple Watch data being used for less than healthy means?" Diginomica 8:48 AM
  • "The iPhone Is No Longer 'Magical'"  Kirkville 8:19 AM
  • "Apple should implement this cool 'environmentally-lit' UI effect in iOS" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "5 ways to fix slumping iPhone sales: Whether it's a bump or a free fall is all up to Apple's response." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "What Net Neutrality In California Could Mean For Facebook, Google And Apple" Forbes 7:36 AM
  • "We got 6 big predictions about how Amazon could disrupt healthcare from execs in the tech giant's backyard" Business Insider 8:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pandora beats Spotify to offline playback on the Apple Watch" The Verge 5:20 PM
  • "Robin Telecom claims to offer the first HomeKit enabled doorbell with its ProLine Doorbell" 9to5Mac 5:20 PM
  • "Apple's Beddit 3.5 sleep tracker update removes much more than Android support, hands-on review shows" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously with the iPM 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
  • "Austin Regional Clinic Selects Notable Health to Advance New Artificial Intelligence Powered Physician-Patient Interaction Using the Apple Watch" Business Wire 8:08 AM
  • "OWC Takes Mac and PC Performance to Another World at CES 2019" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "The top 4 games coming out for iPhone and iPad next week" 148Apps 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is quietly testing a project that aims to hand people complete control over their online data" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft tests project to hand people control over their online data" Telegraph 9:16 AM
  • "On the eve of CES 2019, the prospects for a post-Windows world" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Is One Step Closer to Killing the Password For Good" LAPTOP Magazine 8:58 PM
  • "Dell announces Latitude 7400 with 24-hour battery" ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Dell's Latitude 7400 2-in-1 laptop senses your presence and wakes itself" VentureBeat 9:16 AM
  • "Dell Patents the Weirdest Laptop You Have Ever Seen" LAPTOP Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "Is Dell planning to make a laptop with two detachable displays?" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "L.A. is suing IBM for illegally gathering and selling user data through its Weather Channel app" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "City of LA sues Weather Channel app for sharing location data with advertisers: IBM-owned app maker accused of sharing user location data with affiliates of its parent company and other advertisers, but also hiding the practice in a 10,000-long privacy policy." ZDNet 6:44 PM
  • "Stormy times ahead for IBM-owned Weather Channel app: LA sues over location data slurp" The Register 3:20 PM
  • "IBM continues to thin its software portfolio with the sale of its declining mortgage services product" Business Insider 1:48 PM
  • "Intel Xeon Scalable and Optane: Transforming the data centre" IT PRO (UK) 8:54 AM
  • "Bank of America upgrades Intel: It can ride out a chip slowdown and its shares are cheap" CNBC 8:54 AM
  • "Intel, non-profits aim to use AI-enabled camera to curb poaching - Video" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "New Utility Can Double AMD Threadripper 2990WX Performance" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "Investigating NVIDIA's Jetson AGX: A Look at Tegra Xavier and Its Carmel Cores" AnandTech 10:33 AM
  • "Oracle Challenges Amazon over $10 Billion Pentagon Contract" IT Toolbox 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco's $660 million Luxtera acquisition to broaden 100 and 400GbE optics offering" Fibre Systems 8:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Trump says Apple will be 'fine,' should still move iPhone production to US" CNET 5:19 PM
  • "Trump responds to AAPL revenue drop over China iPhone sales, claims stock up 'hundreds of percent' since taking office" 9to5Mac 2:42 PM
  • "President Trump: Apple is a great company; should build big, beautiful plants in America" MacDailyNews 3:03 PM
  • "Trump to Apple: Make the iPhone in the U.S., not China" Mashable 5:20 PM
  • "Could Apple Still Fall to $120, as Jim Cramer Suggested?" Market Realist 1:39 PM
  • "What Happened the Last Time Apple Had a Panic This Bad"  Gizmodo UK 8:50 AM
  • "Goldman's Rod Hall weighs in on Apple's warning" [Video Report] CNBC 8:48 AM
  • "Apple fallout continues" [Video Report] CNBC 8:49 AM
  • "They Called It: Here's Who Predicted Apple's Big Stock Shock" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's Market Cap Plunge Must Be Seen in Context" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's stock just plunged, but Wall Street is telling clients to hold on for dear life" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple market cap falls behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple/chipmakers: raise the alarm" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 AM
  • "3 Risks That Apple Investors Need to Watch in 2019" The Motley Fool 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone supply chain bracing for impacts" DigiTimes 8:01 AM
  • "How The Apple Has Fallen: Asset Allocation Daily" Seeking Alpha 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's highest-paid executive Angela Ahrendts cashed in before shares tanked" Daily Mail (UK) 8:03 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes more than 700 points higher as investors cheer jobs data, Powell comments: Job growth beat estimates; unemployment rate rose as labor force expands" MarketWatch 5:22 PM
  • "Dow surges 746 points on Fed chair remarks, jobs blowout" FOXBusiness 5:22 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks soar, erasing Thursday's plunge" Associated Press 5:21 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge on Powell Remarks, Jobs Report: Dow jumps nearly 750 points as better-than-expected hiring suggests a healthy labor market" [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Nikkei tumbles while markets in China, Hong Kong rebound: Asian Tech Stocks continue Apple-inspired selloff" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "European markets bounce day after Apple-triggered turmoil: Italy's FTSE MIB leads gains" MarketWatch 8:51 AM

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