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Friday Highlights: iPhone 11 models arrive in stores, data suggests demand solid, besting supply chain estimates, could "be a key sales driver for the tech giant heading into the key holiday season"; iFixit doing live iPhone 11 Pro teardown on YouTube; Financial Times, Business Insider see transformative impact of Apple's new ultra-wideband chip, even making Bluetooth obsolete; Tim Cook at Fifth Ave Apple store for iPhone 11 launch; MacRumors finds hidden tab in iOS 13 revealing Apple Tags; seems iOS 13 rollout has been less than stellar, AppleInsider recommends waiting for iOS 13.1; MacStories reviews iPadOS 13, CNET's Stephen Shankland now loves his iPad after upgrades, and Jason Snell explores new Photos app in iOS 13.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's global accessibility head on the company's new features for iOS 13 and macOS Catalina"  TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Craig Federighi: The AppStories Interview" MacStories 11:15 AM
  • "The star of WWDC wasn't the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy: Sign In with Apple could be the first step toward locked-down Apple authentication." Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "With iPadOS, Apple's dream of replacing laptops finally looks like a reality: With mouse support, better file access, and improvements to multitasking, you can feel better about leaving the MacBook behind." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Why iPadOS changes everything" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple's WWDC 2019 was far more than just the Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Looks to Acquire Struggling Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:44 AM
  • "Apple reportedly exploring acqui-hire of self-driving startup Drive.ai" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple is killing iTunes, but your music collection isn't going anywhere: Apple is splitting up iTunes' duties, with Apple Music taking most of the load." CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Apple explains iTunes changes in macOS Catalina" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Only a small number of Macs will support Sidecar in macOS Catalina" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Deprecates SHA-1 in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina" The Mac Observer 12:11 PM
  • "A Message from Luna Display's Founders" Luna Display 3:44 PM
  • "Luna Display founders say the app isn't going anywhere despite Apple's Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina" iDownload Blog 3:24 PM
  • "Apple shares free 'New York' font from original Macintosh for developer use" AppleInsider 10:43 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to use Voice Controls on Mac" iMore 11:00 AM
  • "Install macOS 10.15 Catalina in a Fusion virtual machine" The Robservatory 10:52 AM
  • "Sidecar in macOS Catalina is limited to newer Macs, but there's a work-around" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Good Things: SwiftUI on Mojave in iOS Playgrounds" Erica Sadun 2:20 PM
  • "Exploding Logo Effect In Apple Motion" MacMost 10:39 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Rip. Mix. Burn. Dead?" Apple 3.0 11:01 AM
  • "iTunes Doesn't Look so Dead to Me" Kirkville 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "GraphicConverter 11 Brings Macros Recording Function, RAW Developer, More" MacTrast 9:25 PM
  • "Get the MacOS Catalina Default Wallpapers" OS X Daily 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for Mac Comes to the Dev Channel" Thurrott 7:45 AM
  • "pro Fit 7.0.14 from QuantumSoft: data analysis and curve fitting in macOS" QuantumSoft 7:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "YouTube Succumbs To Apple Reality Distortion Field, Zaps Vids Of Devs Booing $999 Monitor Stand"  HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Developers talk about being 'Sherlocked' as Apple uses them 'for market research'"  AppleInsider 10:43 AM
  • "Why Siri and Alexa Weren't Built to Smack Down Harassment" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "What Apple's new AR bowling game taught us about the future: Running around like a maniac in Swift Strike shows how far augmented reality has come... and maybe it's getting ready for a headset." CNET 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Now Scans Uploaded Content for Child Abuse Imagery" The Mac Observer 3:48 PM
  • "WARF Asks High Court To Take Up $506M Apple Patent Case" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn said to plan management overhaul as its chairman seeks Taiwan presidency" Reuters 9:26 PM
  • "Watch the Palm Pre reveal, which is still one of the best tech keynotes ever: Happy 10th birthday to my favorite plastic pebble" The Verge 2:08 PM
  • "U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block 'robocalls'" Reuters 11:15 AM
  • "The Quake II RTX demo is available as a free download now" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "Dark net malware becomes more targeted" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "YouTube Punishes Homophobic, Racist Pundit Following Internet Furor" TechNewsWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Here are all the games coming to Google's Stadia cloud streaming service" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Google Reveals Stadia Launch Details: November 2019, Starting With a $129 Bundle" AnandTech 1:50 PM
  • "Google Stadia Founders Edition launches in November for $130" VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "This week's dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace" Ars Technica 7:46 AM
  • "Google Maps can now tell you your speed in real time" The Verge 11:17 AM
  • "Google Maps will show you earthquake epicenters and crisis navigation" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Google Maps will navigate you away from crises: You'll also get visual details for natural disasters." Engadget 7:36 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "WWDC Day Four – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-06" The Mac Observer 6:16 PM
  • "The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2019, With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak" Daring Fireball 7:24 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "5 new iPhone 11 features Apple didn't reveal at WWDC, but could still be coming" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Apple is quietly rolling out a feature in its next big software update that will prevent your iPhone's battery life from getting shorter over time" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "How iOS 13 will make your battery last longer, but only if you have a newer, higher-priced iPhone" ZDNet 11:00 AM
  • "Here are all of the biggest changes coming to Apple Watch with watchOS 6" AppleInsider 5:10 PM
  • "iOS 13 Will Automatically Send Unknown Callers Straight To Voicemail" UberGizmo 9:25 PM
  • "Using a mouse with an iPad will appeal to many, says Apple- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Six features coming to iPadOS you may have missed" iMore 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Secure Video HomeKit Feature Requires a 200GB or 2TB iCloud Storage Plan" MacRumors 12:53 PM
  • "All the changes coming to HomeKit in iOS 13" AppleInsider 2:09 PM
  • "PencilKit brings low latency Apple Pencil drawing & annotation" 9to5Mac 1:09 PM
  • "Apple invents new Features for a Head Mounted Display that allows a user to Work on Secret Documents" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Apple looking into 'Apple Glasses' that interact with keyboards" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at new Apple TV remote control" Apple World Today 8:00 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Fast and Furious? 2019 MacBook Pro 15-inch with Radeon VII eGPU" Bare Feats 11:43 AM
  • "iPhone X Diary: I never thought I'd miss one tiny feature so much!" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-On with iPadOS and iOS 13: Changes Big and Small" MacStories 1:09 PM
  • "iPadOS keyboard features QuickPath, learns to float, and more" iDownload Blog 12:55 PM
  • "iPadOS 13 Hands-on: New and Improved Files App" iPhone Hacks 11:01 AM
  • "iPadOS 13 Hands-on: New Multitasking Features'" iPhone Hacks 11:01 AM
  • "iPadOS impressions: flexible and powerful, but is it intuitive?" The Verge 10:43 AM
  • "iOS 13 vs. Android Q: iPhone takes on Android in some major ways" CNET 7:43 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to install an iOS beta on your iPhone or iPad using iTunes: What do you do if you can't install the iOS beta over-the-air? iTunes to the rescue!" iMore 7:34 PM
  • "How to use 3D Touch menus in iPadOS" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
Tips
  • "23 useful iPhone tricks and hidden features to make your life easier" Business Insider 10:49 AM
  • "Seven iPhone privacy settings you should enable now" Mashable 7:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Commitments to Privacy Are Necessarily Long-Term Obligations" Pixel Envy 6:43 PM
  • "'Sign In with Apple' isn't for business – yet: While Apple's new mobile authentication tool is targeted for consumers, not companies, it could eventually be used by enterprise MDM vendors to enable secure log-in. It was among several enterprise-focused announcements at WWDC." Computerworld 2:37 PM
  • "The clever cryptography behind Apple's 'Find My' feature: You can track down your stolen MacBook, but no one else can—not even Apple." Wired 2:20 PM
  • "Craig Federighi on iPad's Long-Awaited External Drive Support: 'We're Willing to Acknowledge the 1990s'" MacRumors 1:50 PM
  • "Apple's Big Push to Improve Accessibility in iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina" MacRumors 1:14 PM
  • "Forget MacOS: The iPad is now Apple's mobile computing future"  ZDNet 12:53 PM
  • "Now that 'Pro' means something to Apple again, can we get an iPhone Pro?" Mashable 12:14 PM
  • "Top 10 Annoying Things Apple Fixed in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" iPhone Hacks 11:11 AM
  • "Deconstructing the base Mac Pro: Why is it so expensive? When you look at how much the components inside the base Mac Pro actually cost, you'll be shocked at Apple's profit margin. But when you understand why Apple is charging you so much cash, you'll just be angry."  ZDNet 10:53 AM
  • "Is the latest Apple Mac Mini a worthy challenger?" Engadget 10:43 AM
  • "Apple nails it with their new Mac Pro, the computer for the few of us" MacDailyNews 1:32 PM
  • "WWDC: Mac Pro — the computer for the few/Apple nails it with its new Mac Pro. Its high-end computer, while a high price tag, radically enhances the workflow of the high-end user and is the best a professional can get."  Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "It wasn't Apple that gave Ivanka Trump the Internet Freedom Award" Apple 3.0 7:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Palm Pre launched 10 years ago today, here's what it meant to me: webOS was buggy, doomed, and ahead of its time" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Pixel 3a: This is the Nexus return you've been waiting for/After a long five-year wait, an affordable Google phone is back." ZDNet 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Truly wireless Powerbeats Pro now available to order in Australia and China" 9to5Mac 8:06 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro up for preorder in Australia and China" AppleInsider 8:07 PM
  • "iPod Touch 7th-Gen Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 3:57 PM
  • "VPN service Encrypt.me acquired, promises new iOS 13 features- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Postmates taps longtime Apple engineer to boost autonomous delivery efforts" TechCrunch 2:08 PM
  • "BenQ Adds Even More Flexibility to InstaShow Wireless Presentation System With USB-C Connectivity" InGear PR 12:51 PM
  • "Weezer to Headline Apple's WWDC 2019 Bash Tonight" MacRumors 11:33 AM
  • "Display maker MSI mocks Apple's $999 Pro display stand" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Bring advanced color calibration to Apple's Pro Display XDR with Blackmagic's Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "iOS 13 DualShock 4 Support + Sony's Remote Play App Turns iPhone And iPad Into A Portable PlayStation 4" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "Get the iOS 13 Default Wallpapers" OS X Daily 7:59 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo offer Mac Pro up to 28Tflops of GPU performance" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon: Link Azure, Oracle Cloud" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle join forces to offer inter-cloud connectivity: Pair will provide direct connections between their clouds, enabling workloads to use services across Oracle and Azure public clouds" ComputerWeekly 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle partner on cloud: Two tech giants team up to offer a 'best-of-both-clouds' experience." ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns" TechRadar UK 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft quietly yanks 'largest' facial recognition database offline: Follows report linking it to Chinese firm's behind repressive surveillance" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 will soon let you choose exact Windows update download speeds: The 20H1 version of Windows 10 will let users set how fast Windows updates are downloaded in Mbps." ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 20H1 builds have a couple of hidden improvements" Neowin 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Narrator and some hidden improvements" VentureBeat 7:14 AM
  • "ARM64 Version of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Leaks" Thurrott 7:01 PM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen has sent shock waves through the motherboard market" bit-tech 7:12 AM
  • "HPE's Spaceborne supercomputer returns to terra firma after 615 days on the ISS/HP customers: If your spinoff can put a computer into space, why can't I have my Reverb?" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Enterprise under attack: Dark web cyber criminals sell hacking tools aimed at business/Dark web listings of malware aimed at companies are on the rise." ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Huawei agrees to develop 5G in Russia: It'll work on next generation cellular networks with telecom MTS." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "But of course the US and China's trade war is making those godDRAM oversupply issues worse: When Huawei sneezes, memory makers get a cold" The Register 10:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Is 'Undervalued' Based on Services and iPhone Potential, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:08 PM
  • "Why Apple and Snap Could Both Be Lurking Value Stocks" 24/7 Wall St. 2:09 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs longest win streak since March amid report of delayed Mexican tariffs: ECB to keep rates unchanged until at least the first half of 2020" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Report of Possible Delay in Mexico Tariffs: Stocks saw a late jump Thursday afternoon following a report that the Trump Administration may postpone tariffs on Mexican goods." TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Dow surges late day on Mexican tariff delay reports" FOXBusiness 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Gains on Dovish Central-Bank Signals: Dow and S&P 500 add to this week's rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as traders weigh trade tensions vs. hopes of Fed rate cut: Nikkei rises, but stocks in mainland China retreat" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "London markets higher as eyes turn to European Central Bank" MarketWatch 7:25 AM

 
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