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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

  • "Tech's 5 FAANG stocks just saw $150 billion of their market value vaporized, and Apple is reeling the hardest"  Business Insider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple: Time To Get Over The iPhone (Check Your Watch)"  Seeking Alpha 7:47 AM
  • "Tech Giants Risk Privacy Probes Over Alexa, Siri Reviewers: Regulators and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are examining whether Google, Apple Inc. and Inc. are violating privacy by employing human reviewers to listen to voice commands recorded by digital assistants."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
  • "Apple is being investigated by Japan's Fair Trade Commission again" Cult of Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Apple Card Signals Apple's Move Away From iPhones" Forbes 9:01 PM
  • "Apple's AirPods Business Is Bigger Than You Think" Fortune 12:18 PM
  • "FileMaker reborn as Claris: Acquisition of Stamplay leads to new cloud service offering for community of more than 1M users"  FileMaker 9:55 AM
  • "A clear future as Claris." FileMaker 9:56 AM
  • "The future of the Claris Platform: from FileMaker, to Claris Connect and beyond" FileMaker 9:56 AM
  • "Apple subsidiary FileMaker rebrands as Claris International"  Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "Attention Apple Retro-Heads: Claris is Back!" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Apple subsidiary FileMaker returns to its original name from the '80s" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "'Moof': FileMaker becomes Claris, promises enterprise apps 'for the rest of us'" Apple Must 12:02 PM
  • "Apple to announce a Mac bounty program soon" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "How to collaborate on files and folders with iCloud: How to use Catalina Macs, iOS 13 and iCloud to collaborate" Computerworld 9:53 AM
  • "Add A Color Tint To Photos With Preview" MacMost 2:53 PM
  • "The 5 Mac games you need to play from June and July 2019: Borderlands 2 is finally on the Mac, and we've got a great new fighting game, too." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple rolls out Apple Card Preview to select users" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Apple, Goldman Sachs start issuing Apple Cards to consumers" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Card Available Today in Phased Rollout, Full Launch Coming Later in August" MacStories 7:45 AM
  • "The Apple Card starts rolling out today" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's innovative virtual credit card is now available—but only to some people: The card will be available for everyone eligible by the end of the month." Ars Technica 1:31 PM
  • "The Apple Card is now available, at least for those with an invite" CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Growth of iPad market share defies shrinking tablet shipments" AppleInsider 10:05 AM
  • "Facebook Hit by Apple's Crackdown on Messaging Feature: Apple is taking a swipe at Facebook and other messaging apps by making a small but significant change to its mobile operating system. The change will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp used to make voice calls over the internet."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:37 PM
  • "Apple still tops growing global smartwatch market: Apple accounts for nearly half the 12 million smartwatches shipped during the second quarter, Strategy Analytics reports." CNET 7:02 PM
  • "Apple Watch Was Number One Smart Watch in Q2 2019 With an Estimated 5.7M Units Shipped" MacRumors 7:18 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartwatch Shipments Jump to 12 Million Units in Q2 2019" Business Wire 7:17 PM
  • "Apple plans to restrict how messaging apps access background iOS data" The Verge 5:39 PM
  • "Study Suggests Samsung Users In U.S. See Faster Download Speeds Than Apple iPhone Users on Average" MacRumors 7:22 AM
  • "Songs For Screens: Grammy Winner Latroit on Scoring Apple's FaceID Campaign" Variety 1:31 PM
  • "Tim Cook's lovely tribute to Toni Morrison draws clueless responses" Cult of Mac 1:33 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook sues two app developers for click injection fraud" The Verge 7:27 PM
  • "Congress asks 8chan's owner to testify following recent mass shootings: Three racist essays have appeared on the site prior to shootings over the past four months" The Verge 4:42 PM
  • "Exclusive: Smartphone protective case maker Zagg fields buyout interest - sources" Reuters 1:36 PM
  • "Google will release more Stadia details on August 18th at Gamescom" Android Police 1:31 PM
  • "8chan founder: I regret my creation" [Video] BBC 12:20 PM
  • "Here's what Google's top-secret product design lab is like" Android Authority 10:42 AM
  • "Toshiba Introduces New Tiny NVMe SSD Form Factor" AnandTech 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung crams 100 layers and more speed into its latest SSD" Engadget 7:37 AM
  • "Faster internet is coming, but only for a few" Axios 7:37 AM
  • "Amazon is helping police convince people to hand over their Ring camera footage" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "FXhome Adds Foundry's Camera Tracker to HitFilm" MacVoices 2:05 PM
  • "Apple Card Rollout, Claris Returns– TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-06" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 655: Splamp the Apartment/On this episode of First Ring Daily, Apple has a new card, Brad has a splamp, and Paul has a bunch of old hardware." Thurrott 11:15 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 06, 2019 –¬†Apple Card rollout begins" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 123 – Is Competing with Apple's iOS Apps Getting Tougher?" MacStories 7:44 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 303: A different level of dorkiness" iDownload Blog 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Hands Hackers Secret iPhones In A Bid To Boost Security, Sources Say" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "Apple may soon hand special iPhones to security researchers" Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Apple is giving hackers special iPhones to plug up security problems" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "iPhone in 2021: Expect to see an under-screen Touch ID scanner" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "We probably know when Apple will introduce the iPhone 11" Cult of Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use Intel's 9th-Gen Processors" iDownload Blog 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly hitting production in September" CNET 5:38 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Presence Sensing and Facial Recognition for Macs" Patently Apple 8:39 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for Face ID on Macs, with smart auto-wake feature" 9to5Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Apple Wins Autonomous Vehicle Patent that provides an iPhone user with an Advanced 'Guidance System' to Fine Tune Destinations" Patently Apple 10:41 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a scene camera implemented in a vehicle" Apple World Today 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy is discounting Apple's latest MacBook Air laptop by $200 for a limited time" Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM

  • "Goodbye, iPad: My Galaxy Note with Samsung DeX does way more for less/How does a smartphone connected via an HDMI cable to a monitor deliver more productivity than an iPad Pro 11: while also saving me hundreds of dollars? Like this." ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "We Got A First Look At Apple's New Credit Card" Refinery29 7:58 AM
  • "Hands-on: Apple Card application and approval, Wallet app, iPad support, more" 9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "Apple AirPods review: Are the original Apple AirPods still worth buying?" TechRadar UK 8:53 AM
  • "Corsair RGB Gaming Mouse Round-Up: M55, Glaive Pro, Nightsword, Ironclaw Tested" HotHardware 8:42 AM
  • "Philips Hue Outdoor Review: The best HomeKit landscaping lighting comes at a price" 9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "How to remove iOS configuration profiles on iPhone or iPad" 9to5Mac 6:38 PM
  • "Apple Card — How to apply — Apple" YouTube 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to activate your titanium card with iPhone XS / XR — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to activate your titanium card with iPhone X and earlier — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to make a purchase in store — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to make a purchase online — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to find your card number — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to see your Daily Cash — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to make a payment — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to check your spending — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Card — How to get support 24/7 — Apple" YouTube 7:21 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to Optimise iPhone Battery Charging" iPhone Hacks 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Card Doesn't Support Exporting Data to Financial Apps" MacRumors 1:31 PM
  • "A Shortcut for Reminders" Dr. Drang 8:42 AM
  • "Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple is building for the future" AppleInsider 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhones are expected to launch next month — here are 5 important features we want to see" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Apple could eat 10% tariffs but that won't build American industry" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "'Touch ID' on iPhone 13 should be part of a unified 'Me ID'" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 12 AR Camera has to be about more than just the ToF tech" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "That darn cat: Schrödinger's iPhone revenue" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "A married couple making an indie game received violent, racist threats after agreeing to an exclusivity deal with the creator of 'Fortnite'" Business Insider 6:03 PM
  • "Google Images on desktop adds a side panel and feels more purpose-driven" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 is the Seventh Sign — The End of 3.5mm jacks is nigh" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "How Collaboration Apps Kill Productivity" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Comic: 5G iPhone Anxiety" iMore 8:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Hearthstone' Expansion: 'Saviors of Uldum' Out Now!" Touch Arcade 6:48 PM
  • "Bamboo Apps Presents a Concept of a Digital Key Solution" prMac 10:58 AM
  • "Indie game 'Journey' hits the App Store with no fanfare" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "AirSnap Twill keeps your AirPods protected — and look good while doing it" Apple World Today 9:52 AM
  • "Arlo Announces Apple® Homekit™ Compatibility Now Rolling Out" PRNewswire 7:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Announces Beastly 56-Core Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable Processors Arriving H1 2020" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "Levono and Intel partner to ramp-up high-performance AI innovation" Techerati 7:10 AM
  • "Oppo signs patent deals with Intel and Ericsson to grow global business" Mobile News 7:10 AM
  • "Intel ships FPGA acceleration card for HPE Gen10 servers" Converge! 7:11 AM
  • "No, AMD CEO Lisa Su Is Not Departing For IBM" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "Rick Bergman Returns to AMD to Lead Computing & Graphics Business" AnandTech 4:42 PM
  • "Microsoft Issues Major Update to Windows Terminal" Thurrott 7:00 AM
  • "Windows is now officially irrelevant. Here's why that makes Microsoft happySometimes it's good not to get all the attention." Computerworld 9:48 AM
  • "Windows Defender Achieves 'Best Antivirus' Status: AV-TEST awarded Microsoft's security solution its top score and 'Top Product' award, which only 3 other (premium) antivirus products achieved." PC Magazine 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft follows up those licensing hikes by snipping away costs for Azure Archive Storage: Amazon CTO not happy. Isn't it ironic... don't you think?" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Dynamics 365 gets 74 new features in early access for 2019 release wave 2" Neowin 6:56 AM
  • "Will HPE be MapR's happy ending? A few weeks after the clock was supposed to run out, HPE has swooped in to become MapR's white knight. With some of the pieces to transform MapR into a hybrid cloud platform, will this be a match made in heaven?" ZDNet 7:06 AM
  • "Australia gets Oracle's 'Gen 2 Cloud' with new Sydney region: A second region is pencilled in for Melbourne in early 2020." ZDNet 6:56 AM
  • "Cisco acquires Voicea, aims to add transcription, analytics to WebEx: Voicea can transcribe, take notes and create action items from meetings and voice and video calls. Cisco is betting that Voicea can give WebEx an edge." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco Announces Plan to Acquire Business Communication Company Voicea: The company wants to add Voicea to its Webex communication platform." TheStreet 11:57 AM
  • "Samsung Set To Launch Exynos Socs With AMD Radeon Graphics In 2021" IGN 7:09 AM
  • "Samsung crams 100 layers and more speed into its latest SSD: And it did it in just 13 months." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Samsung produces SSD with 100-layer V-NAND: Samsung continues to stay ahead of the pack by beginning production of the industry's first 100-layer V-NAND aimed at enterprise SSDs." ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Samsung Unveils 6th Generation V-NAND Memory with Up to 136 Layers" AnandTech 3:14 PM
  • "Samsung announces next generation of SSDs boasting bleeding-edge technology" Neowin 6:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Loup Ventures' Gene Munster: Chinese business will remain intact for Apple" CNBC 8:53 AM
  • "Apple hit hard by tariffs, but investors shouldn't panic" Cult of Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Apple got crushed, hit $187.30 in after-hours trading" Apple 3.0 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Stock Continues to Bleed as Trade War Intensifies" Market Realist 7:37 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow bounces back from worst day of 2019 as S&P 500 ends 6-day losing streak: Information technology and communication services stocks lead the market higher" MarketWatch 4:40 PM
  • "Stocks Broadly Lower — DJIA Down 2.9% — as China Counters Trump Tariff Efforts: China hit back at President Trump's move to accelerate tariffs on China-made goods. The indexes had their worst day of the year." TheStreet 3:17 PM
  • "US stocks bounce back from worst day of 2019" FOXBusiness 3:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground, Yuan Stabilizes: Major indexes rebound as investors see potential buying opportunity, bet on further rate cuts" [Paid Membership Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Europe stocks open narrowly lower after China takes step to lower yuan concerns" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Asian markets pull back, following Wall Street's lead" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

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