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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.

  • "Goldman Sachs, bank of the rich and powerful, is dipping into subprime lending with Apple Card" ["Apple's desire to reach as many of its customers as possible with a credit product isn't new. When Apple held discussions with Capital One about creating a joint card in the late 1990s, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs 'had an aversion' to rejecting any of his customers for the card, according to a former executive of the bank. They tested a card, but didn't roll it out broadly, this person said."]  CNBC 8:04 AM
  • "People with 'subprime' credit scores are reportedly getting approved for Apple's new credit card" Business Insider 1:46 PM
  • "Apple has multiple options to lower potential import tariff impact" AppleInsider 1:52 PM
  • "Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over Siri conversation recordings" GearBrain 7:57 AM
  • "Apple asks court to reconsider denial of $439M VirnetX lawsuit rehearing" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "How to speed up your old Windows 10 PC or Mac: Is your PC or Mac feeling old and tired? Here are two ways to inject new life into an aging computer." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "How printing options in Photos for macOS work: It's not quite intuitive, but you will get a regular Print dialog to appear in Photos." Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "New to Mac? How to empty the Trash on your Mac" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "Using the Mac Finder Go Menu" MacMost 2:33 PM
Press Releases
  • "Pomfort Introduces Livegrade Studio" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Xfile Test Drive: Revolutions" Rixstep 6:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Apple Pay Buttons Can Make Websites Less Safe"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:34 AM
  • "Apple and Eli Lilly completed research to track and identify early signs of dementia" Business Insider 9:47 AM
  • "The smartwatch category is growing, as Apple remains dominant: Fitbit and Samsung have capitalized as well — can Google do the same?" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Card Begins Arriving to Customers, Wide Range of Credit Scores Reportedly Being Approved" MacRumors 12:16 PM
  • "Gates Foundation snaps up top Apple Health researcher to run a new digital health group" CNBC 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:18 PM
  • "Hack an iPhone and Apple will give you $1 million" Mashable 7:42 AM
  • "Apple is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can pull off this specific iPhone hack" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "Apple announces a new iPhone (and you can't have it): Pre-jailbroken iPhone for security researchers is a hit at Black Hat 2019" Computerworld 9:42 AM
  • "HomePod Has Just 5 Percent of U.S. Smart Speaker Market" The Mac Observer 6:45 AM
  • "Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "U.S. Coast Guard Admiral gets a tour of Apple Park from Tim Cook" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Echo devices are assembled by teenagers forced to work overtime hours" BGR 6:22 PM
  • "Ajit Pai loses another court case as judges overturn 5G deregulation" Ars Technica 6:02 PM
  • "YouTube lets biggest stars off the hook for breaking rules, moderators say: Moderators say YouTube overrode them when high-profile creators went too far." Ars Technica 12:27 PM
  • "Ring Partnerships With Police Are 'Troubling,' Home Security Lobbyists Say" Vice 10:00 AM
  • "Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media" TechCrunch 1:45 PM
  • "Trump announces that the US won't be doing business with Huawei" Business Insider 10:36 AM
  • "Trump is drafting an order to regulate Facebook and Twitter for bias: 'They're treating conservatives very unfairly,' says Trump" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "The White House is drafting an executive order to take on 'conservative bias' on social media platforms" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "New Saefko Trojan focuses on stealing your credit card details, crypto wallets: The multi-tool malware is being sold on the Dark Web." ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "Walmart, ESPN pull violent game marketing following shootings" Ars Technica 9:55 AM
  • "ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings" Time 8:15 AM
  • "New DoS attack exploits algorithms to knock sites offline: The attack sends junk data to algorithms for processing." Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Group dating app found leaking basically everything about its users worldwide" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Alexa, can you tell me how many Chinese kids were forced into working nights to build this unit? Your wondrous Amazon smart speaker may be tainted with the paw prints of child labour" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Here's why the internet is obsessed with 'number neighbors,' a viral trend where people text phone numbers one digit away from their own" Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Astronauts playing video games could save lives in space: Simulation technology to teach complex procedures is one of the fastest growing (and least covered) tech trends." ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "5G is safe, just like 4G and 3G, says FCC: US communications regulator will maintain the same radio frequency limits as it did for 4G and 3G." ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "How Huawei Is Trying to Trade War-Proof Its Software" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, but won't ditch Android for smartphones" Reuters 6:57 AM
  • "Huawei's new smartphone operating system is 'completely different from Android and iOS'" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "Macstock -Joe Buhlig On Analog Workflows" MacVoices 5:19 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 237: iOS 13 and watchOS 6 beta changes, Apple Card launch, and the upgraded Shortcuts app" 9to5Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Streaming Service Pricing, Touchscreen MacBook – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-09" The Mac Observer 12:07 PM
  • "Vergecast: Galaxy Note 10 appears, Disney gets a streaming bundle, and Apple uses Siri recordings" The Verge 10:36 AM
  • "Shooting movies on an iPhone, Apple TV+ & Apple Health questions on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Has Begun Software Locking iPhone Batteries to Prevent Third-Party Replacement" ExtremeTech 8:20 AM
  • "Apple is discouraging the installation of third party batteries by displaying Battery Health warnings" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For Face ID On Mac Computers" UberGizmo 9:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "2015 MacBook Pro Pumped Up with a Radeon VII GPU" Bare Feats 12:07 PM
  • "Adding an ultra wide angle lens to the iPhone XS with Moment" AppleInsider 3:59 PM
  • "Gigabyte Aorus CV27F Monitor Review: 27" Of 165Hz Curved Gaming Bliss" HotHardware 10:38 AM
  • "Satechi Bluetooth keyboard for Mac review: A whole lot of good for $80" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "V-Moda Over-ear Headphone Custom Shield Kit review" The Gadgeteer 1:40 PM
  • "Logitech G Pro X review: The best headset Logitech's made yet" PCWorld 7:43 AM
  • "Hands-on: Elgato Stream Deck live-streaming custom controller [Video] 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Reminders: What's New in iOS 13" MacRumors 6:41 PM
  • "Our 6 favorite new features of watchOS 6: Apple breathes new life into your existing Apple Watch with this year's big watchOS update." Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "'Journey' Review – Still Stunning and Finally Portable" Touch Arcade 12:16 PM
  • "How to change Siri voice feedback volume on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "iOS 13: How to Take Full Page Screenshots of Websites in Safari on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 9:41 AM
  • "How and why you should reject arbitration on your Apple Card" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
  • "How to merge several PDFs or images into a single file... on iOS" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "How to use Google to find podcast episodes on a specific topic" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "There's a new Face ID hack, but you have nothing to worry about" BGR 9:08 PM
  • "Watch: Steve Jobs predict the future we live in today — in 1981" Apple Must 8:16 PM
  • "Apple Card: My first day with Apple's new credit card/It's only been a few hours since I signed up, but the Apple Card is already making me think about spending categories." ZDNet 7:02 PM
  • "You probably don't need to worry about this Face ID hack" The Verge 10:37 AM
  • "Why The Folding iPhone Will Be $3000" Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "Is this why Apple needs its own 5G chips?" Apple 3.0 8:12 AM
  • "Hey Apple, stop hiding our subscriptions on iOS" Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Is Apple Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Repair?" iMore 8:00 AM
  • "Chrome 77 beta: New welcome screen, preps customizing New Tab page & wider Assistant Chromebook launch" 9to5Google 8:55 PM
  • "How safe are school records? Not very, says student security researcher" TechCrunch 8:31 PM
  • "My 5G Explainer: There Will Be Five 'Flavors" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Samsung is trying to build its ecosystem but lacks artificial intelligence initiatives" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "The hard truth about mass shootings and the internet" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "Are We Ready To Get Emotional With AI?" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for August 09, 2019" GoComics 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 add support for Apple's HomeKit: It's now easier than ever to control your Arlo security camera." iMore 6:40 PM
  • "Apple is now selling the AirPower, basically, only it's not made by Apple" Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "Mophie's latest wireless chargers let you charge all your Apple devices at once" Digital Trends 1:51 PM
  • "Apple (Music) brings Dark Mode, lyrics to Android" Apple Must 10:29 AM
  • "New Apple Maps are rolling out to Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Mississippi" Macworld 12:27 PM
  • "Revamped Apple Maps Now Available in Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Mississippi" MacRumors 10:00 AM
  • "mophie introduces multi-device wireless Apple chargers" Apple Must 9:58 AM
  • "Apple updates multiport adapter with support for 4K HDR video: The update means you could use certain Apple hardware as a legit home theater hub." Ars Technica 6:11 PM
  • "Apple's USB-C AV dongle gets a 4K HDR upgrade" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Apple releases new model of USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Sony Electronics Unveils New In-car Audio Line-up with Bigger Screen Size and High-powered Sound" PRNewswire 6:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is at it too: workers are listening to your Skype and Cortana conversations" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Whistleblowers: James Glenn's battle with Cisco opens new front on cyber security" ComputerWeekly 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco Is Making It More Difficult to Use Pre-Owned Hardware" iFixit 10:37 AM
  • "Intel to Offer 8-Core Xeon NUC: Intel's tiny desktop PC solution is getting bigger to accomodate graphics cards, but also to help cool a Xeon E or Core i7 vPro chip." PC Magazine 6:58 AM
  • "Intel Invests $6.5M in Enterprise Linux Security Startup Capsule8" ITPro Today 1:51 PM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su discusses her company's resurgence" Axios 9:55 AM
  • "For AMD Stock, the Dr. Lisa Su Departure Rumor Carries Weight" InvestorPlace 9:55 AM
  • "A detailed look at AMD's new Epyc 'Rome' 7nm server CPUs: Epyc 'Rome' continues its little sibling the Ryzen 3000's mad dash forward." Ars Technica 2:37 PM
  • "AMD's EPYC 2 Starts Epic Battle With Intel" Zacks 9:55 AM
  • "At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC: The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it's coming faster than most of us think." Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Gains Google's Data Center Business in Another Blow to Intel: All the data center operations for major public companies now use AMD's chips alongside Intel's." Motley Fool 8:38 AM
  • "AMD's EPYC 2 Starts Epic Battle With Intel" Zacks 8:47 AM
  • "AMD to enjoy rising share in server market with new generation EPYC platform" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:42 AM
  • "AMD launches second-generation EPYC platform" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Stock Rose Due to Earnings and EPYC Processor Boost" Market Realist 7:50 AM
  • "The bar for Nvidia's data-center sales may not be low enough: Impressive growth slows considerably at chip maker's second-largest business" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle Romania CEO officially investigated for bribe taking" Romanian Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Oracle ANZ public sector head Surend Dayal joins Perth-based Magia Solutions as CEO" CRN 8:44 AM
  • "Warning As Dangerous Cybersecurity Risks Found In Mainstream Office Printers: Report" Forbes 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Struggling Apple display maker reports its worst ever quarter" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's India Sales Surge, Market Share Stays Low" Market Realist 2:34 PM
  • "Apple Surges on UBS's Foldable iPhone or iPad Predictions" Market Realist 7:50 AM
  • "This Is Why I Include Apple In My Income Portfolio Despite Its 1.5% Dividend Yield" Seeking Alpha 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends Friday trade lower but indexes chipped away at ugly skid that kicked off a wild week: Trump not ready for trade deal with China" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down in Volatile Session Over Trump's China Stance: Stocks finished down in a wild session as President Trump said the U.S. would cut ties with China's Huawei Technologies until the two countries reach a trade deal." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks cut losses to end volatile week" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Cap a Turbulent Week With Declines: Markets swung amid trade tensions; Trump raises possibility that U.S.-China meeting might not happen" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as Japan's GDP beats forecast, China's yuan remains stable: Nikkei gains, but Hang Seng gives up early gains" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:35 AM

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