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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, EU Set for September Showdown Over Record Tax Bill"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple to fight $14BN EU tax battle in court next month: Apple and Ireland have been denying the EU's tax bill has merit since 2016." CNET 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Seeks to Shut Down Corellium's 'Perfect Replicas' of iOS"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Apple files lawsuit against Corellium for flogging virtual iOS copies for security tests" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Apple sues 'virtual iPhone' vendor that helps hackers find iOS bugs: Apple says iOS virtualization company encourages sale of security exploits."  Ars Technica 1:18 PM
  • "This Virtualized Version Of iOS Is So Good Apple Wants To Sue It Out Of Existence" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "'Enough is enough': Apple is suing a company that claims it creates 'perfect' replicas of iOS" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple fires legal salvo at Corellium claiming the virtual iPhone flinger is infringing copyright" The Register 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Music sued by non-practicing entity that also targeted Spotify, Slacker" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "Apple Is on Track to Deliver Its $350 Billion Promise"  Market Realist 8:59 AM
  • "Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple" 9to5Mac 6:30 PM
  • "Privacy: Apple now treats WebKit tracking circumvention as a security issue" BetaNews 7:17 AM
  • "Google Drive will soon support file shortcuts" Android Police 7:53 AM
  • "Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature: It's coming to G Suite in beta first, but may reach more users at a later date." Ars Technica 6:30 PM
  • "How to Chromecast from a Mac computer, for streaming media or sharing your screen on a TV or larger display" Business Insider 11:39 AM
  • "How to easily work with columns in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:17 AM
  • "How to customize fonts and colors in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:17 AM
  • "How to Show All Drive Devices in Disk Utility for MacOS" OS X Daily 2:08 PM
  • "How To Uninstall Apps On Your Mac" MacMost 2:05 PM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels 15 lands ready for macOS Catalina including Sidecar on iPad, DirectX 11 expands Windows game support using Apple Metal" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac 16.28" TidBITS 1:00 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Keeps Decreasing Its Number Of Self-Driving Cars On The Road In California" macReports 1:03 PM
  • "Apple Siri vs Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: Tests reveal which is smartest/Voice assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google all improve on smartphones but Google Assistant is still top dog."  ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Apple is looking for a giant new office in New York City, report claims" Business Insider 10:35 AM
  • "Apple challenges RED over RAW patent legitimacy"  News Shooter 7:23 AM
  • "Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent" AppleInsider 7:23 AM
  • "Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook" Reuters 7:07 PM
  • "Trump says Apple is spending 'vast sums of money in the U.S.' and he's having dinner with the CEO" CNBC 9:33 PM
  • "President Trump to dine with Tim Cook, says Apple spending 'vast sums of money' in US" AppleInsider 7:07 PM
  • "Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "Google and Apple are courting the education sector with new tools for students" The Next Web 7:36 AM
  • "Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October" Cult of Mac 2:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 9:29 PM
  • "The OPPO Reno 2 packs four cameras and supports 20x zoom" The Next Web 7:51 PM
  • "A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Implanting AI chips in your mind could cause you to lose yourself, says scientist" The Next Web 9:03 AM
  • "YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers: The crowdfunding service, called Fundo, was created as part of Area 120." Engadget 5:20 PM
  • "YouTube shuts down music companies' use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "Huawei is developing an alternative to Google Maps" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode: Feature Kaspersky added in 2015 also made it possible to be ID'd across different browsers." Ars Technica 7:52 AM
  • "Flaming Trash Can Gifs – The TouchArcade Show #412" Touch Arcade 8:16 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: App Store links, Twitter and Google Assistant" The Loop 3:26 PM
  • "Macstock -Brett Terpstra On Writers' Block And Getting Around It" MacVoices 1:03 PM
  • "Meet The Tech Who Found Apple's Plan to Discourage Independent Repair" iFixit 1:02 PM
  • "Apple's Job Footprint, EU Tax Case – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-16" The Mac Observer 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Card, 'iPhone 11" leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple Watch Series 5 Lineup to Launch in Fall With OLED Displays Supplied by Japan Display" MacRumors 11:12 AM
  • "Orders for upcoming iPhones conservative, say PCB firms" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple might launch new iPhones on September 10" Mashable 7:47 AM
  • "The date of Apple's big iPhone 11 announcement may have just leaked" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "iOS 13 Public Beta 6 Has Everything You Need To Kill Robocalls" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "You Can Download iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Public Beta 6 Now" OS X Daily 2:08 PM
  • "Here are all of the new products Apple is expected to launch by the end of the year" Business Insider 12:54 PM
  • "HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan on August 23, Pre-Orders Available Now" MacRumors 7:22 AM
  • "The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan and Taiwan next week" The Verge 7:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM

  • "Bose 700 headphones review: The pursuit of perfection" Engadget 7:51 AM
  • "Swiftpoint Z review: Would you spend $230 on a mouse? Pressure-sensitive buttons, a gyroscope, and more." PCWorld 7:29 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-On With CarPlay in iOS 13: Everything That's New" MacRumors 3:26 PM
  • "iPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:47 AM
  • "How to disable haptic feedback when scrolling with the Digital Crown of your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 9:00 AM
  • "How to use your Apple Card if you lose your iPhone: Good news: you won't be completely cut off." CNET 7:47 AM
  • "How to get a Safari password to save it in a password manager: Safari is so helpful at generating passwords that it might be too helpful." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to Use Apple's Street View-like Feature 'Look Around' on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:07 AM
  • "Tips and tricks for using Gmail" [Video] CNET 1:16 PM
  • "31 always useful Apple productivity tips"  8:04 AM
  • "Why we don't want you and your Android green bubbles in our iMessage chat"  Fast Company 9:33 PM
  • "What makes the Mac Mini a great computer? Users tell us what Apple's smallest PC excels at." Engadget 7:51 PM
  • "Siri, Privacy, and Trust" ["Apple literally advertises on the basis of its user-focused privacy policies — but apparently the billboards should have read 'What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone, except for some of your Siri recordings, which we listen to.'"]  Daring Fireball 6:28 PM
  • "Siri and Spotify is nice and all, but here's why Apple should let us customize iOS default apps"  Macworld 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: Bringing back the premium mobile gaming experience/Apple is launching Apple Arcade this fall. We're eager to see it in action, as it could bring back the glory days of iOS gaming." iMore 2:08 PM
  • "My iMessage Twitter Thread and My Time as a Green Bubble" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:00 PM
  • "Apple's Corellium lawsuit is a direct attack on iOS emulation" VentureBeat 11:18 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple's use of 'iPhone Pro' is a marketing label, not a personal description" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "Traveling with Apple tech: What soars, what falls flat/Travel is a great time to see how tech interacts with the real world." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Apple accounts for 4x as many U.S. jobs as it did in 2011 – claim" Apple Must 7:06 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus ongoing review: What's good and bad so far/Our take after a day with Samsung's 6.8-inch superphone." CNET 9:33 PM
  • "Why Critics Want Public Review of T-Mobile–Sprint Merger" Market Realist 6:28 PM
  • "Comment: Android's fragmentation also happens to be its core strength [Video] 9to5Google 1:18 PM
  • "Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "I installed Verizon's free junk call blocker and it seems to kind of help" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Forget the Note 10: The Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone" CNET 7:39 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "IKEA HomeKit blinds unboxing shows off rechargeable battery and more ahead of expected US launch this month" 9to5Mac 7:51 PM
  • "Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS" TechCrunch 1:03 PM
  • "iPad 5th-Gen & 6th-Gen Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 10:35 AM
  • "Strategy Classic 'Commandos 2' Getting Remastered and Heading to iPad, New Trailer Released for Gamescom" Touch Arcade 1:18 PM
  • "'Telling Lies' from Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive Finally Has a Release Date with Pre-Orders Now Live on the App Store" Touch Arcade 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM and the Past, Present, Future of Supercomputing" eWeek 8:05 AM
  • "IBM denies claims on firing older employees for Millennials" Human Resources 8:05 AM
  • "Why Is IBM Down 11.8% Since Last Earnings Report?" Zacks 8:05 AM
  • "IT Pyramid of Pain: How the CIO of IBM retains top tech talent" TechRepublic 8:05 AM
  • "IBM Simon: The World's First Smartphone Turns 25" News18 Tech 8:07 AM
  • "Windows 7 woes crash into 2020 election cycle: Thousands of jurisdictions are relying on a nearly obsolete operating system to run their election systems, and it's not clear they will have the money or time to wean themselves off before the 2020 elections." Federal Computer Week 11:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 after four years: A solid report card, but serious challenges ahead" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 hit with CPU throttling issues" BetaNews 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 and Surface updates are causing major headaches" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Dell Patent Hints at Foldable, Two-Screen Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "Why the lower clock speeds on Intel's 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs aren't a disaster" PCWorld 7:29 AM
  • "Upcoming Intel Ice-Lake U-Series and Y-Series based Laptops Listed" TechQuia 8:12 AM
  • "Intel Lakefield: Everything we know so far" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "Could Intel Benefit from the Japan-Korea Dispute?" Market Realist 4:07 PM
  • "Intel Lost the 7-Nanometer Battle, But INTC Stock Is Still a Buy" InvestorPlace 5:08 PM
  • "Intel's Vinod Dham bets on visual enhancement startup" Live Mint 8:11 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 processors could disappoint overclockers" TechRadar UK 8:09 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO: AI is the single most powerful force of our time" VentureBeat 7:36 AM
  • "Nvidia reports sequential growths in sales and profits for fiscal 2Q20" DigiTimes 7:47 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO says Google is the company's only customer building its own silicon at scale" CNBC 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo, HP and Dell shine in business PC market" Infotech Lead 7:59 AM
  • "AT&T and Dell partner on open infrastructure technologies" Capacity Media 7:59 AM
  • "Software giant Oracle sues blockchain startup over similar name" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "TCS, Cisco renew focus on the hybrid cloud platforms" Dataquest 7:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Gauging Analysts' Sentiment for Apple Stock" Market Realist 2:08 PM
  • "Wedbush: Despite China worries iPhone demand cycle looks stable" Apple 3.0 7:22 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends up 300 points after volatile week but stocks still end down for week: Deere earnings hit as trade war hits farm sector" MarketWatch 3:23 PM
  • "Stock End Higher as Bond Easing Tempers Recession Fears: Stocks finished higher Friday as easing bond prices sent investors back to the markets in search of bargains to close out a wild week." TheStreet 3:23 PM
  • "Stocks close wild week higher on rising bond yields, expected European stimulus" FOXBusiness 3:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise but Notch Modest Weekly Loss: Despite a two-day rally, the Dow industrials are off about 1.5% for the week" [Paid Membership Required] 3:23 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed after conflicting trade messages from China: Nikkei, Hang Seng recover from morning losses" MarketWatch 8:26 AM

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