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Weekend Highlights: JPMorgan predicts Apple's annual ad income will hit $11 billion by 2025; Goldman faces Wall Street scrutiny over AppleCard sexism; Apple hires Richard Pleper, former CEO of HBO, "signal commitment to quality on new streaming service" says Financial Times; Apple "repudiates...'Ive Doctrine'" with new MacBook Pros, proving company "is hearing its customers, and sometimes even reacting to them"; Google raises ire of IT admins by secretly changing Chrome setting; stick to normal update cycle how Apple will dominate 5G in 2020 argues Strategy Analytics; Apple removes 181 vape apps from App Store; Gary Oldman will star in new Apple drama series "Slow Horses"; CNET reviews 16" MacBook Pro; iMore takes Photoshop for iPad for a spin.

  • "Apple is reportedly in talks to let Siri play Spotify tracks: Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple lurks in the background."  Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs may lose money on the Apple Card in the next recession, Nomura says: The Apple Card from Goldman Sachs will be 'highly sensitive' to rising net charge offs, and thanks to thin margins, the bank will start to lose money if losses reach about 8%, according to analysts led by Bill Carcache."  CNBC 12:18 PM
  • "The Apple Card is an expensive way to pay" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Sidecar in iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina: Working Seamlessly Between an iPad and Mac" MacStories 10:35 AM
  • "Easily Trimming Video Files With QuickTime Player" MacMost 2:30 PM
  • "Find things faster with these Spotlight search tips for Mac" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Mac from Command Line" OS X Daily 3:23 PM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels 15: turning an iPad into a Surface/Virtualisation platform brings improved performance and integration capabilities" Tech Central 8:45 PM
  • "I might never watch Netflix again unless I'm watching in this awesome new app" BGR 9:32 AM
  • "Keyboard Maestro 9.0" TidBITS 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "FAA prohibits recalled MacBook Pros from flights: Laptops were recalled due to battery fire risk." CNET 7:12 AM
  • "Flying with a MacBook Pro? Recalled Apple laptops face flight ban over battery fire risk: Travelers who own 15-inch MacBook Pros should check Apple's recall page if they want to take their laptop on their next flight." ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "Flying for business? Don't take (some models) of 15-inch MacBook Pro" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "FAA Bans 'Dangerous' MacBook Pros From U.S. Flights Over Fire Risk" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "Doctors say most metrics provided by your Apple Watch, Fitbit aren't helpful to them"  USA Today 9:28 AM
  • "The 37-year-old in charge of Aetna's digital strategy breaks down the simple questions he uses to figure out if tech projects will work" Business Insider 10:23 AM
  • "Thieves steal 16 iPhones at Bay Area Apple Store" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "What to do when the robocalls won't stop: What's illegal, what's not, and what you can do to get rid of them." Engadget 2:19 PM
  • "Google's soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world's most popular sport" Digital Trends 12:38 PM
  • "Google's new 'Assignments' software for teachers helps catch plagiarism" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
  • "FCC chairman circulates order to approve Sprint, T-Mobile tie-up" Reuters 11:01 AM
  • "AT&T and T-Mobile will now verify phone calls between their networks" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Huge security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users: Suprema's Biostar 2 system is used to secure buildings around the world" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook is the latest tech giant to admit contractors are snooping on your conversations" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "DDoS attacks: Getting smaller, sneakier - and more dangerous" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "9to5Mac Watch Time podcast episode 4: Apple Watch and learning to love workouts with Kyle Seth Gray" 9to5Mac 2:19 PM
  • "Battery/Email PSAs, Siri Spotify Teamup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-14" The Mac Observer 2:13 PM
  • "Macstock -David Ginsburg On Giving and Getting from Macstock" MacVoices 2:13 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 14, 2019 –┬áSpotify + Siri, student IDs in Apple Wallet" 9to5Mac 12:43 PM
  • "2019 iPhones Won't Have 'iPhone' on the Back According to So-Called Foxconn Worker"  MacRumors 9:37 AM
  • "Trump's tariffs will still hit desktop Macs, AirPods, Watch, and more on Sept 1" 9to5Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 iPhones will all come out in September, analyst says" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Case maker expecting 'iPhone 11", 'iPhone 11 Pro' and 'iPhone 11 Pro Max' brand names" 9to5Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple may completely change the naming scheme for its next iPhones" Mashable 7:55 AM
  • "Here's Apple's statement on the iPhone 'battery lock' controversy"  iMore 12:41 PM
  • "Apple on iPhone Battery Locking Issue: We Want to Make Sure Battery Replacement is Done Properly" MacRumors 12:41 PM
  • "Apple defends iPhone 'unauthorized' battery warning as a safety feature" VentureBeat 2:19 PM
  • "Apple claims scary iPhone battery warning is for customer safety" Cult of Mac 3:31 PM
  • "Apple Statement on Aftermarket iPhone Battery Warning, Says It Wants to 'Make Sure Any Battery Replacement is Done Properly'" MacTrast 8:14 PM
  • "PSA: Apple Email Asks Users Who Signed Up for Apple Card Invite to Provide Correct Apple ID, Even if They Did Already" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Card invitation problem leading to bogus international application emails" AppleInsider 7:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:17 AM
  • "Apple AirPod Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:17 AM

  • "Can 2018's iPad Pro replace the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro? [Video] iDownload Blog 10:24 AM
  • "Samsung CRG90 (C49RG90) Review: The Samsung CRG90 promises the world, including HDR on a huge resolution. Does this 49-inch widescreen actually deliver?" TrustedReviews 8:18 AM
  • "Toshiba BG4 SSD Review: Mini But Mighty NVMe Storage" HotHardware 12:01 PM
  • "The Best iPhone Camera Lenses of 2019" Forbes 9:11 PM
  • "This is the handiest travel battery you can buy [Review] Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Review: Sonos IKEA speakers double as AirPlay 2 furniture" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Review: Native Union's Stow Organizer is a perfect home for your Apple accessories" 9to5Mac 3:31 PM
  • "Review: The Doxie Go SE portable scanner will help you organize your life" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "How to use Restrictions and Parental Controls for iPhone and iPad: How do I use parental controls on my iPhone? With Restrictions!" iMore 5:53 PM
  • "How to make Alexa work on your iPhone, and use it with or without an Amazon Echo" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "How to download Apple Card statement as PDF with your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 12:38 PM
  • "How to see messages from a blocked number on an iPhone, and filter messages from unknown senders" Business Insider 11:10 AM
  • "Apple's new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here's how to opt out: Arbitration lessens your ability to hold companies accountable for their screw-ups." Ars Technica 9:38 AM
  • "A Blueprint for the Modern Content Creator" 8:00 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to set and use Favorites and Collections in Maps" Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Google Maps sticks a huge arrow over the real world so you can't get lost" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Google Maps: How to Use AR Walking Directions on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:17 AM
  • "How to add your bank account to your Apple Card payment option: When it comes time to pay your Apple Card bill, make sure you're bank account is properly set up so you don't have any delays." iMore 9:13 PM
  • "PSA: Asking for your Apple ID for Apple Card invite is a glitch, not phishing" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Your right to repair stops where Apple's liability begins: Apple's not trying to stop you from swapping your iPhone battery. It just doesn't want a Note 7 situation on its hands." iMore 9:13 PM
  • "WebKit working group publishes anti-tracking policy: Apple's WebKit team this week published a 'WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy' that details web tracking practices it believes are harmful to consumers, as well as technology the group has implemented or intends to implement in its browser engine to block such activity." AppleInsider 9:12 PM
  • "Apple explains Apple Card application process, offers suggestions for those who were declined: Apple continues to release more information about Apple Card in the run-up to a full-fledged launch and on Wednesday detailed why some applications are denied, offering suggestions as to how prospective customers might improve their chances at acceptance." AppleInsider 5:54 PM
  • "Apple's AirPods are giving people nightmares (so why am I giggling?): It seems that humans are becoming so attached to their earrings by Cupertino that they're waking up screaming at the thought of losing them." ZDNet 2:19 PM
  • "Everything we know about the next Apple Watch, which could launch as soon as next month" Business Insider 11:05 AM
  • "iPad Pro Diary: It's a Mac substitute for many, including for me sometimes" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Will the new iPhone borrow an Android feature to save money? Rumors suggest that Apple preparing to drop Face ID and go back to a fingerprint reader. Why?" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Biostar 2 security failure shows why Apple's Face ID is biometrics done better" Apple Must 9:38 AM
  • "New Job Post—Portends Apple is Serious About 3D Industries with Mac Pro" Architosh 9:27 AM
  • "Comment: Reluctantly, I tend to believe the 'iPhone 11 Pro' naming reports" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Cables, Chargers, Cameras and Companies: Hacking Apple and Others" eXtensions 8:25 AM
  • "Why Can't Users Teach Siri about Its Mistakes?"  TidBITS 7:57 AM
  • "Can't Stream Music to a HomePod Using the iOS Remote App" Kirkville 7:54 AM
  • "It's time to liberate the Apple Watch from the iPhone: If you think the Apple Watch is popular now, just wait until more people can use one."  Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Why Disney's video bundle will force Apple to bundle Apple TV+: Disney's move caused dramatic shifts in the streaming services market. How will Apple respond?"  Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Installing an SSD in a Windows 10 laptop is both the best and worst upgrade I've ever done" BGR 8:34 PM
  • "Is The Trump Admin Softening its Position on Chinese Tariffs?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:19 PM
  • "How Amazon Is Transforming Programmatic Advertising" Market Realist 12:14 PM
  • "The Relationship Between Graphical and Voice User Interfaces" ReadWrite 10:35 AM
  • "DeepMind's Losses and the Future of Artificial Intelligence" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Close your Apple Watch exercise rings on Aug. 25 for the Grand Canyon award" AppleInsider 2:18 PM
  • "August Apple Watch Challenge Honors Grand Canyon National Park" The Mac Observer 2:14 PM
  • "'Fortnite' Patch 10.10 Brings Back Retail Row, Adds the World Run LTM, Various Fixes for iPhone X Screen Size Devives, HUD Fixes, and a Lot More" Touch Arcade 7:53 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' 0.14.0 Has Finally Gone Live on iOS and Android Adding the New Character System, Infection Mode and Map, and a Lot More" Touch Arcade 7:53 AM
  • "New High Performance Wireless Earbuds to Take on the Market Leader" prMac 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update" Vice 2:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's new privacy policy admits humans are listening to some Skype and Cortana recordings" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio: Apple, Google and Facebook all paused similar practices." Engadget 5:52 PM
  • "Working on Microsoft's Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid" Vice 3:23 PM
  • "Microsoft patches abundance of 'critical' and 'wormable' Windows vulnerabilities" IT PRO (UK) 8:23 AM
  • "August 2019 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft plugs critical wormable RDP holes" Help Net Security 8:23 AM
  • "Big hole found in Microsoft protocol: A little known Microsoft protocol, which has been used by all Windows operating systems since Windows XP is insecure and a doodle to exploit." Fudzilla 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Patches Critical Windows 10 Bug: Update Now" LAPTOP Magazine 2:19 PM
  • "Microsoft and Samsung partner to bring productive apps on Samsung devices" The Windows Club 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Inks Mega Deal With India's Jio" Zacks 10:34 AM
  • "Cloud Paks on Red Hat OpenShift a 'bold step' for IBM" ComputerWeekly 8:13 AM
  • "IBM Deploys Triton AI Supercomputer at University of Miami" InsideHPC 8:13 AM
  • "University of Miami Deploys $3.7M IBM Power System for AI, HPC" HPCwire 8:14 AM
  • "Mastertel, IBM cooperate on cloud services" Telecompaper 8:13 AM
  • "IBM has patented a browser based on blockchain" Tech Lapse 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel patch serious software vulnerabilities" bit-tech 8:20 AM
  • "Intel looks to dismiss tenacious farmer's appeal over $4bn Irish fab expansion" PCGamesN 8:20 AM
  • "New leaks surface about Intel's Phantom Canyon" Fudzilla 8:20 AM
  • "AMD hosts an Epyc party — and everyone wants in: With the release of its second generation of Epyc processors, the Epyc 7002 series, AMD finds it has a lot of new friends: companies that want to use their technology." Network World 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Quietly Releases Low-End OEM Radeon 600 Series: Radeon Rebadge 2019" AnandTech 8:16 AM
  • "AMD's next-gen Renoir chips could skip Navi for older integrated graphics" TechRadar UK 8:17 AM
  • "Alleged 32-Core AMD Threadripper 3000-Series Castle Peak CPU Benchmarked" Tom's Hardware 8:15 AM
  • "Retailers Begin to Sell Pre-Binned AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs" AnandTech 3:22 PM
  • "Dell has Recalled its Hybrid Power Adapter with Power Bank Units" Tribune Byte 8:09 AM
  • "Dell announces its most secure mobile and all-in-one thin clients to date" Tech Central 8:10 AM
  • "Oracle Solutions Aid Clientele to Enhance Business Processes" Zacks 8:06 AM
  • "Software Player Parlays Oracle Autonomous Database to Speed Retail Operations" Enterprise Talk 8:05 AM
  • "Cisco unnerves investors with weak forecast" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Gives Lower-Than-Expected Forecast for Current Quarter: Revenue in the fourth quarter rises 2.6%, while profit drops 42%" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Tariffs, China sales weigh on Cisco outlook, shares slide" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "Cisco drops more than 7% after soft guidance" CNBC 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Shares Off After Q4 Beats Estimate, Outlook Comes Up Short: The networking-technology giant's earnings outlook missed analysts' expectations." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Q4 beats expectations, Q1 guidance light" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings Beat in Q4, but Guidance Falls Short" Investing 3:57 PM
  • "Cisco Layoffs: Nearly 500 Jobs Cut In California" CRN 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco And TCS Renew Focus On The Hybrid Cloud Platforms" Express Computer 8:04 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Q4 Earnings Outlook" Benzinga 10:34 AM
  • "FTC Chief Says He's Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Singapore touts semiconductor growth as Micron readies 3D NAND production: Micron Technology has opened its expanded chip plant in Singapore that now supports advanced 3D NAND technology and the Singapore government expects to see growth return to the semiconductor sector, as demand for smart devices increases and the deployment of new technologies such as 5G and autonomous vehicles takes shape." ZDNet 8:32 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Trump's iPhone tariff reprieve is great news for Apple investors" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow tumbles 800 points in biggest one day fall of year on global economic growth slowdown: German economy shrinks, Chinese industrial production slows" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow plummets 800 points on worsening global recession fears" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Sheds 800 in Biggest Drop of Year: Plunge in stocks, bond yields sends fresh recession signals" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as investors relieved by Trump's tariff reprieve: Shares of Apple suppliers surge throughout Asia" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:29 AM

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