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Weekend Highlights: Apple's fight against EU's $14 billion tax bill to begin in September; Apple legal team files suit against Corellium over their "'perfect replicas' of iOS"; Jeremy Horwitz calls it a "direct attack on iOS emulation"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; shortcuts/aliases, coming to Google Drive soon on macOS and Windows; Google's Assistant maintains pole position in AI testing between it, Amazon Alexa, and Siri; Apple pushes for patent review of Red's RAW code; New York Times feature looks at how humans are teaching AI; Apple Watch Series 5 predicted to feature OLED displays from Japan Display.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Deserves More Credit for Wearables: The wearables era at Apple began years ago. However, Wall Street and Silicon Valley are only noslowly starting to pay attention to what Apple has been building. Apple is the undisputed leader in wearables, and they are pulling away from the competition."  Above Avalon 4:23 PM
  • "Apple faces investigation for suspected unfair competition in Russia: Apple is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and may be abusing its dominant market position, Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday."  Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Apple comes under antitrust pressure in Russia: The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia wants to know why a Screen Time-like Kaspersky Lab app hasn't been updated on iOS." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "Apple is under formal antitrust probe in Russia" TechCrunch 10:02 AM
  • "Google to Apple: Want a more secure iPhone? Cut surplus iMessage code/Apple could do a better job of protecting iPhone users from remote attacks if it cut out non-essential code, according to Google's Project Zero."  ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Hit With Privacy Suit In Wake Of Reported Siri Snooping" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:09 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to $1M" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "Apple vastly expands security bounty program: higher payouts, 'dev' devices, Mac support" 9to5Mac 3:29 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to make your Mac automatically restart after a crash with Terminal" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "How to change your wallpaper and screen saver" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "Reverting To A Previous Version Of A Document On A Mac" MacMost 3:10 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Happy birthday Apple Motion – here's to the next 15 years!" Alex4D 4:07 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Researchers Bypass Apple FaceID Using Biometrics 'Achilles Heel'"  Threatpost 4:41 PM
  • "Face ID security defeated with glasses and tape" AppleInsider 4:41 PM
  • "Apple Increases Its Self-Driving Test Drivers"  macReports 3:35 PM
  • "Lilly, Evidation Health and Apple Study Shows Personal Digital Devices May Help in the Identification of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia"  PRNewswire 7:46 AM
  • "Study shows Apple devices in combo with apps could identify dementia" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "iPhone could someday check your blood pressure in a snap" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "iMessage flaws leave iPhone open to hijacking" Cult of Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod Estimated to Have Just 5% of Smart Speaker Market Share in U.S." MacRumors 11:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets with US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz at Apple Park" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "Many VPN apps on Apple's App store can't be trusted, researcher warns" Computerworld 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung spent years trolling Apple in commercials. Now it's cloning an iPhone feature it mocked and has deleted the ads." Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "Samsung used to mock Apple as idiots, now it hides the evidence" ZDNet 3:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service" AppleInsider 8:22 PM
  • "Turns out your office printer is a huge cybersecurity risk" Mashable 6:55 PM
  • "The FCC says 5G is safe, again" The Verge 4:41 PM
  • "Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials" Vice 3:34 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 will reportedly jump on the 90Hz display bandwagon" Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you, and there's no fix" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "A security firm says it has discovered a flaw in WhatsApp that would allow hackers to alter your messages" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "#7: iPadOS 13 Reflections and an Apple Mail Deep Dive" Relay FM: Adapt 3:34 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 08, 2019 – Apple teams up with Eli Lilly, more" 9to5Mac 3:13 PM
  • "Apple Card Obtained! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-08" The Mac Observer 3:10 PM
  • "Apple Card, the Siri controversy, iPhone and MacBook rumors, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 662" Macworld 7:58 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Repair: By activating a dormant software lock on their newest iPhones, Apple is effectively announcing a drastic new policy: only Apple batteries can go in iPhones, and only they can install them."  iFixit 7:47 AM
  • "iFixit: Apple 'Locking' iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Replacements [Updated]" ["According to an Apple service document obtained by MacRumors, Battery Health info is unavailable for any iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR that has a non-genuine battery and is running iOS 12.1 or later."] MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Apple is quietly locking down iPhone battery replacements, report says" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Apple locking down iPhone batteries: Apple is at it again with more anti-consumer behavior. This time the company has activated a dormant software lock that hinders third-party battery replacements. But there may be a good reason behind this." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple warns iPhone users against third-party battery repairs" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "TrendForce: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Hit Shelves This Fall" MacRumors 11:33 AM
  • "New 16-inch MacBook Pro once again rumored to launch this fall" iDownload Blog 11:58 AM
  • "Apple says 88% of all iPhones and iPads now running iOS 12, as iOS 13 release nears" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "iOS 12 is now installed on c.90% of all iPhones, Apple claims" Apple Must 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:24 PM
  • "iOS 13 Will Prevent Location Tracking via SSID, BSSID" The Mac Observer 4:41 PM
  • "Public Beta 5 of iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Available to Download Now" OS X Daily 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Releases Fifth Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS" MacRumors 3:11 PM
  • "Ultrasonic touch detection could help iPhone screens work better in the rain" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Work on iPhones that can Function Properly with Water on the Display or even Underwater Continues" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "DOJ Scrutinizes Google Advertising, Search in Antitrust Probe" Bloomberg 5:00 PM
  • "Apple iPad mini (2019) review: a tiny creative powerhouse" T3 8:35 AM
  • "Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker — Ikea Price, Sonos Sound" AppleInsider 3:13 PM
iOS Apps
  • "CarPlay in iOS 13: A Big Leap Forward" MacStories 11:33 AM
  • "Hands-on: iOS 13 beta 6 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 6: What's New" iPhone Hacks 7:34 AM
  • "'Raiders of the North Sea' Review – A Border Crossing Game for the Whole Family" Touch Arcade 4:59 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Apple Card: How to view your card number in the Wallet app" 9to5Mac 9:16 PM
  • "How to get Siri to say names right on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" 9to5Mac 3:13 PM
  • "How to repeat and shuffle songs in iOS 13" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Make your iPhone work: A dozen ways to get your device business ready" ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "Fix Your iPhone X with Our Video Repair Guides" iFixit 8:35 AM
  • "Here's How to Free Up Space On Your iPhone" Time 8:12 AM
  • "How to use synchronized lyrics in Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV: Get ready for Karaoke night with Apple Music in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or tvOS 13." Macworld 7:52 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 13 Public beta 5 makes Dark Mode easy as flipping a switch" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "How Apple Pay Buttons Can Make Websites Less Safe" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:01 PM
  • "My Apple Card Conundrum" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:29 AM
  • "How would you rate Apple's newest AirPods?" Engadget 11:29 AM
  • "Samsung, like Apple, sows brilliant confusion: We look to technology for solutions, don't we? Yet Samsung just managed to unpack problems just as tortured as Apple's." ZDNet 9:33 AM
  • "Apple knows the Age of Streaming has begun" Apple Must 9:28 AM
  • "Cassandra - Thursday Review: The Return of Claris; More Apple Lawsuits; Samsung Hypocrisy over 3.5mm headphone Jack; World Trade Disputes" eXtensions 9:22 AM
  • "Understanding Apple beyond the iPhone market"  iMore 8:06 AM
  • "Editorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?"  AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "3.5 Galaxy Note 10 features I'm jealous of, as an iPhone user" BGR 3:33 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 vs iPhone XS Max vs Pixel 3 XL: We compare specs, prices, features" ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "iPhone XR vs Galaxy Note 10 Comparison: Which is Better for You?" iPhone Hacks 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 10+ Comparison: Which is Better for You?" iPhone Hacks 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Comparison: Which is Better for You?" iPhone Hacks 7:58 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Fishing for truth in a time of Facebook" The Press 3:29 PM
  • "Hands-on: The Galaxy Note 10's new S Pen is a magic wand for your phone" The Next Web 3:34 PM
  • "Samsung isn't going it alone in the fight against Apple and Google" The Verge 11:40 AM
  • "Samsung #Unpacked2019: Beyond the Note10" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Samsung and the Surface Phone - Premium" Thurrott 8:36 AM
  • "Galaxy Note10 hands-on: Samsung falls behind the competition/Samsung's $1,000 phone doesn't offer anything over the cheaper, better competition." Ars Technica 8:06 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple to sell new Mophie multi-device wireless chargers" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "'Yokai Dungeon' from 'Super Cat Tales' Developer Neutronized is Now Available" Touch Arcade 6:24 PM
  • "Apple Music for Artists comes out of beta with an iOS app and Shazam data" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "Popular indie game 'Dear Esther' is coming to iOS" Engadget 11:40 AM
  • "The Chinese Room Is Bringing Their Debut Exploration Experience 'Dear Esther' to iOS This Year" Touch Arcade 11:40 AM
  • "'Rogue Legacy' From Cellar Door Games Is Now On iOS As a Premium Game In the Form Of 'Rogue Legacy: Wanderer Edition' Available for Just $0.99" Touch Arcade 10:02 AM
  • "Get an iPhone X Screen or Battery Replacement Out-of-Warranty with Our Newest Fix Kits" iFixit 8:35 AM
  • "Google launches 'Live View' AR walking directions for Google Maps" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Google Maps AR walking directions arrive on iOS and Android" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Music for Android bags new dark mode, time-synced lyrics" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft and Samsung's Latest Partnership" Thurrott 6:29 AM
  • "Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up to take on Apple: Major software-sharing agreement revealed at Galaxy Note 10 launch" TechRadar UK 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft contractors hear phone sex and more while reviewing Cortana, Skype audio: More than just Microsoft's voice assistant is being reviewed by contract workers." Ars Technica 5:34 PM
  • "Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo agree to show loot box odds: Could give s**t loot the boot" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony to Force Games to Disclose Loot Box Odds: Top console makers will implement the new policy some time in 2020, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) says." PC Magazine 6:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Microsoft dismissed RDP flaw until it saw Hyper V was affected/Microsoft details a nasty and apparently completely unexpected side-effect of using RDP in its Hyper-V virtualization software." ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft has a new idea to improve laptop battery life with Chromium-based Edge (and Chrome)" TechRadar UK 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft contractors listen to Skype Translator recordings" IT PRO (UK) 6:57 AM
  • "Recent Chromium contribution from Microsoft aims to make Edge and Chrome more battery efficient" OnMSFT 11:53 AM
  • "AMD slings 64 cores at its 7nm Epyc Rome Zen 2 processors: Rome might have been built in a day with these chips" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "Epic Win: AMD's 64-core 7nm Epyc CPUs Leave Xeon Lying in the Dirt" ExtremeTech 6:51 AM
  • "AMD unveils second-generation Epyc chips" bit-tech 6:51 AM
  • "AMD Says New Epyc Server Chip Is Faster Than Intel's Pricier Offering" CDR Info 6:52 AM
  • "Google and Twitter are using AMD's new EPYC Rome processors in their datacenters" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "AMD (AMD) Says 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Set New Standard for Modern Datacenter" StreetInsider 6:51 AM
  • "IBM delivers lowdown on parcel-based 'warshipping' hacking technique: The best hacks come in small packages" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Creepy IBM warning: Hackers could put tiny spying tools in packages shipped to your house" Fast Company 6:55 AM
  • "IBM Research launches explainable AI toolkit" VentureBeat 8:00 AM
  • "Black Hat USA 2019: IBM X-Force Red Reveals New 'Warshipping' Hack To Infiltrate Corporate Networks" Forbes 8:35 PM
  • "You can finally buy a 10th gen laptop: Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 hits the shelves/Dell's 10th-gen XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 promises a 2.5X performance increase." PCWorld 6:56 AM
  • "Update: Oracle Romania CEO, reportedly targeted by corruption investigation" Romania-Insider 6:56 AM
  • "VAIO's port-loaded 12-inch laptop goes on sale in the US: It's got a LOT of connectivity options." Engadget 8:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow closes 371 points higher; S&P 500 and Nasdaq end back in the black for the week: All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in positive territory, led by a 2.9% surge in energy stocks, and a 2.4% rally in information tech" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Recoup Much of Week's Loss as Bond Yields Rebound, Yuan Firms: Stocks finished solidly higher on Thursday as investors returned to risk markets." TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq snap back" FOXBusiness 3:14 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish Higher as China Signals a More Stable Yuan: Shares climb after a bout of market volatility; bond yields rose" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:14 PM
  • "Asian markets rise, unfazed by yuan's latest weakening" MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "European stocks climb as bond yields move off record lows and China boosts exports" MarketWatch 7:51 AM

 
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