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Wednesday Highlights: Apple Card "riskiest piece of Apple's walled garden" suggests Macworld's Michael Simon; Cowan analysts predict Apple TV+ subscriptions will soar to 21 million by 2021; Carolina Milanesi posts Creative Strategies' survey gauging interest in Apple TV+; Eclectic Light Company warns creators to check their AppleScripts against path changes coming in macOS Catalina; Apple temporarily puts breaks on rule change that bars "kids' apps from using analytics"; survey says 1 of every 4 iPhone users will upgrade to iPhone 11; Chinese hackers focusing on stealing cancer researchers' data; Digitimes Research predicts new 2019 iPhone shipments will reach 70 million units; Apple testing Chinese display maker's screens for future iPhones; new rumor confirms previous that iPhones will come with USB-C chargers.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's iPhones coming in 2020 could spark sales growth as consumers gear up for 5G: JPMorgan"  CNBC 8:18 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone demand is stable, Apple to launch 'AirPods 3' at end of year with waterproofing features" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's services revenue, China to power third quarter: analyst" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, once the two most important people at Apple, are no longer there. Here's how they became the most dominant duo in consumer tech."  Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "VirnetX reverses ruling invalidating patents used against Apple" AppleInsider 1:59 PM
OS X
News
  • "Zoom will remove server behind Mac webcam security hole: A patch will address the potential for snooping and flooding attacks." Engadget 5:04 PM
  • "A flaw in Zoom's Mac app may have let attackers hijack webcams: The company released a 'quick fix' but hasn't addressed the underlying issue." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Flaw in Zoom's Mac client allows websites to turn on user cameras without permission" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "A flaw in video conferencing tool Zoom is leaving Apple Mac users' webcams vulnerable to being hijacked" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers" MacRumors 12:27 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Here's How to Protect Yourself Against the Zoom Zero Day" The Mac Observer 9:01 AM
  • "How to delete Zoom from your Mac (and why you really should)" Apple Must 8:03 AM
  • "How to speed up your old, tired Mac: Has your Mac gone from feeling super speedy to super sluggish? Have boot times gone from seconds to minutes? Are you starting to think that it might be time to buy a new Mac? Not so fast! Here's how you can give your old Mac a new lease of life." ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "How to connect your Mac computer to a TV, and use a TV as a mirrored screen or second monitor" Business Insider 4:21 PM
  • "Hands on with the new PDFelement 7" Cult of Mac 2:07 PM
  • "Creating Text Links In Mac Pages" MacMost 10:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "On the Bugginess of This Year's OS Betas From Apple" ["I've heard this from a bunch of developers. Right now iCloud is dangerous on the beta OSes. That's not a complaint in and of itself; if there weren't bugs they wouldn't be betas. But I think it was a bad idea for Apple to release public betas at this stage."]  Daring Fireball 7:24 PM
  • "Some Like It Hot" Rixstep 12:49 PM
Press Releases
  • "Mozilla Releases Firefox 58" Thurrott 1:56 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs" Computerworld 1:56 PM
  • "64BitApps Releases Color Ray v.1.0 for Mac" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Data Merge 1.0.1 available for download. The best merge application for macOS with capabilities never seen before" Ecleti 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Health insurer Anthem has hired a bunch of Apple employees to help it modernize"  CNBC 7:34 PM
  • "Several key Apple Health employees poached by insurance company Anthem" 9to5Mac 7:35 PM
  • "What happened to the original iPhone's plastic screen? A retelling of the 'hail Mary' play that brought glass to the iPhone" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Your Phone Is Not Waterproof, No Matter What The Maker Says"  iFixit 9:24 AM
  • "Employees Confident Apple Can Remain at The Top Despite Sir Jony Ive's Departure" The Mac Observer 8:41 AM
  • "Hong Kong protesters turn to Apple's AirDrop to bypass Chinese censorship" AppleInsider 9:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. to approve sales it deems safe to blacklisted Huawei" Reuters 8:34 PM
  • "Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. What's happened since? Three things the FCC's done since net neutrality was repealed" The Verge 5:05 PM
  • "Wanna sue us for selling your location? Think again: You should read your contract's fine print, says T-Mobile US/Under-fire carrier insists on forcing privacy-trashed punters into out-of-court arbitration" The Register 4:37 PM
  • "Qualcomm reportedly tests faster, smaller Wear OS-ready Snapdragon CPUs" VentureBeat 2:07 PM
  • "Qualcomm files motion with Ninth Circuit for partial stay of FTC antitrust remedies" Foss Patents 10:23 AM
  • "Twitter Says It Has New Rules To Curb Hate Speech Targeting Religious Groups" BuzzFeed News 10:08 AM
  • "Google and Amazon bring the YouTube app back to Fire TV" Engadget 8:32 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 09, 2019 – New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus On Web Site Tools, Jony Ive, and New Book Projects" MacVoices 3:29 PM
  • "New Macs, New Security Flaws – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-09" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook news: The good, the bad and the meh (The 3:59, Ep. 583)" CNET 12:31 PM
  • "Screenwriting, Novels, Apps, and More with John August (Part 2)" MacStories 10:09 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 119 – You Downloaded What?" MacStories 8:43 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated for back-to-school season: Students Can Purchase MacBook Air for $999 and the 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,199" Apple 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Air Gets True Tone Display, Lower Price Tag" AnandTech 1:56 PM
  • "Apple's Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro Gets Quad-Core CPU & Touch Bar" AnandTech 2:29 PM
  • "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated: The updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are part of Apple's Back to School promotion." ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Apple adds True Tone display to the MacBook Air and Touch Bar to the entry-level MacBook Pro" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Sells a MacBook Pro Without a Touch Bar" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "Apple discontinues 12-inch MacBook: The non-Retina Air is finally gone, too" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "New MacBook Air and Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro Have Same Keyboard as Higher-End 2019 MacBook Pros" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "Apple to launch three OLED iPhones with 5G alongside budget model in 2020, analyst predicts" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "DigiTimes is claiming that Apple is removing 3D Touch from iPhones for good" iDownload Blog 10:00 AM
  • "Apple may add BOE to OLED panel supplier list, says report" DigiTimes 8:19 AM
  • "Touch module sales outlook to remain bullish in 2H19: Touch module makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS) may see sales grow in the second half of 2019 though Apple may remove 3D touch sensors from all 2019 iPhone devices, according to industry sources." DigiTimes 8:20 AM
  • "Apple could add second OLED supplier, kill 3D Touch for 2019 iPhones" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "Apple releasing sixth (and hopefully final) iOS 12.4 beta ahead of Apple Card launch [Now available] 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Two new Apple patents hint at iPhones with wraparound displays" Apple World Today 8:34 AM
  • "Apple looks into an AR device that would help the visually impaired" Apple World Today 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Wins Invention that ensures your iPhone receives quality Connectivity in Downtown Areas or when Swinging your arms" Patently Apple 12:27 PM
  • "Apple's 16th Project Titan Patent for 2019 greatly expands on their next-gen Extendable Bumper System" Patently Apple 9:24 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple's new MacBook Air and Pro models are eligible for free keyboard repairs" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2019 iMacs" MacRumors 7:33 PM
  • "Apple's 2019 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats Headphones with Mac or iPad Pro purchase, up to $400 off Mac computers" MacPrices 10:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:45 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-on: 80+ watchOS 6 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to create repeating scheduled alarms on iPhone" 9to5Mac 5:04 PM
  • "How to have Safari automatically close all open tabs in iOS 13" iDownload Blog 2:29 PM
  • "How-to easily pair your AirPods with Nintendo Switch" AppleInsider 12:23 PM
  • "How to automatically delete the web activity and location history data in your Google account" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "How to quickly join Wi-Fi networks in iOS 13: No more digging into the Settings menu—you can join Wi-Fi networks right from the Control Center!" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "How to Silence Robocalls And Spam Calls Automatically on iPhone'" iPhone Hacks 8:03 AM
Tips
  • "'Why is my iPhone slow?': 7 tips to keep your iPhone running like it's new" Business Insider 12:23 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple AirPods 3: Here's Everything We Know So Far" iDrop News 8:14 PM
  • "Why Apple's Mac Pro 'trash can' was a colossal failure"  Business Insider 4:21 PM
  • "I call BS on Bloomberg's Wall Street 'pessimistic on Apple' story" Apple 3.0 12:28 PM
  • "Ex-Apple VP Angela Ahrendts: 'Tim Cook is a man of peace'" Apple Must 12:24 PM
  • "RIP 12-inch Apple MacBook, my misunderstood friend" CNET 1:59 PM
  • "Why Apple killed the 12-inch MacBook — with a new Air and Pro" iMore 1:56 PM
  • "Apple's new laptop lineup is simpler, but choosing which one to buy isn't any easier" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "Apple stops selling the 12-inch MacBook, a computer you either loved or were confused by" TechCrunch 9:24 AM
  • "How Apple is improving iCloud this year: Signs are Apple may introduce a few online iCloud services this year." Computerworld 9:21 AM
  • "Unidentifiable differences: Apple and Google's stances on privacy" Macworld 8:12 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: The Five-Bladed Razor of iPhones" iMore 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple says the HomePod will launch in Japan this summer" iDownload Blog 7:25 PM
  • "Apple Music student trial doubles to 6 months" 9to5Mac 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Drops Prices on High-End Storage Upgrades for iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro" MacRumors 10:12 AM
  • "'Dr. Mario World' hits iOS a day early" Engadget 9:25 AM
  • "'Dr. Mario World' from Nintendo and LINE Has Released a Day Early on the App Store" Touch Arcade 8:46 AM
  • "Dropbox Transfer lets you send up to 100GB of files at once" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "MLB app uses Business Chat to make your ballpark trip easier" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is a slick, sleek, very fast external SSD" Apple World Today 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Says It's Not Moving Its Hardware Production From China" Thurrott 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Data Box Heavy solution is now generally available" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft is sneaking adverts for its products into Android apps: In context menus, no-one can hear you seethe" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft set to join private Linux security mailing list" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft sounds the alarms over hard-to-detect Astaroth malware: Fileless attack uses 'living off the land techniques' to spread" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Coles partners with Microsoft to transform its business for the future: Under the partnership, Coles is building an enterprise data platform in Azure to bolster its analytics capabilities and enable the use of artificial intelligence to drive innovation through its supply chain and physical stores." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Amazon's bid for $10B Pentagon cloud deal faces friction as it battles with Microsoft" GeekWire 2:09 PM
  • "Intel takes the chiplet concept to the next level with co-EMIB, ODI connections" PCWorld 7:33 PM
  • "The AMD X570 Motherboard Overview: Over 35+ Motherboards Analyzed" AnandTech 7:56 AM
  • "IBM's Biggest Purchase Ever Has High Stakes for Rometty: Big Blue closes its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat as it looks to grow its cloud-computing business" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "IBM closes its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat" CNBC 8:00 AM
  • "IBM closes $34 billion Red Hat acquisition: Now it's time to deliver/Red Hat is now part of IBM and the two companies made sure customers, developers and partners all knew about the commitment to open source, developer programs and multi-cloud deployments." ZDNet 9:09 AM
  • "IBM Bets $34 Billion That It Can Catch Up to Amazon and Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:09 PM
  • "IBM's $34 billion Red Hat purchase just closed, and its cloud boss says it gives Big Blue an advantage in the 'trillion dollar' hybrid cloud market" [BI Prime] Business Insider 12:23 PM
  • "Where do IBM and Red Hat go from here?" ZDNet 4:21 PM
  • "IBM Will Help Red Hat Extend Reach in $34 Billion Deal" Bloomberg TV 1:57 PM
  • "IBM patents a watch with a foldable, tablet-sized display: Looks like Big Blue's boffins have been eating cheese before bed" The Inquirer 7:34 AM
  • "Cisco to buy Acacia Communications for $2.8 billion" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco acquires Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion: Cisco buys one of its suppliers for its optical interconnect technology." ZDNet 10:41 AM
  • "Why Cisco's $2.6 billion acquisition of Acacia Communications is a brilliant strategic move" [BI Prime] Business Insider 5:06 PM
  • "How AI will transform the next wave of computing software and hardware" ZDNet 11:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks end mostly higher as investors await more clarity on Fed rate-cut plans: Powell set to testify before lawmakers beginning Wednesday" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Testimony From Fed's Powell Wednesday: Stocks came back late in the session Tuesday, and ended mixed as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's upcoming testimony before Congress." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed as Tech Gains Balance With Trade Anxiety: Investors await fresh commentary from Fed Chairman Powell" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "Asian shares weaken ahead of Fed Chairman's report to Congress" MarketWatch 7:59 AM

 
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