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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.

  • "Trump Says Apple's Cook Concerned About Losing Edge to Samsung With Tariffs"  Bloomberg 6:14 PM
  • "Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition: Trump said Cook 'made a good case' that tariffs could hurt Apple given that Samsung's products would not be subject to those same tariffs" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "Trump: Cook made 'good case' by expressing concerns over tariffs" Xinhua 9:19 PM
  • "'Very compelling argument': Apple chief Tim Cook raises Samsung concerns with Trump" Sydney Morning Herald 6:14 PM
  • "Tim Cook warns Trump that tariffs on China could hurt Apple" MarketWatch 6:15 PM
  • "President Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case' why tariffs are unfair to Apple: President Donald Trump says that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a compelling argument that it would be difficult for Apple to pay 10% tariffs on its imports from China, when Samsung does not face similar hurdles." AppleInsider 6:15 PM
  • "Apple: 'We'll treat sites like malware if they break ad tracking rules'" The Drum 7:43 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook has met Donald Trump five times in past year"  Business Insider 8/17
  • "All the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+"  AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple" 9to5Mac 8/16
  • "Privacy: Apple now treats WebKit tracking circumvention as a security issue" BetaNews 8/16
  • "Google Drive will soon support file shortcuts" Android Police 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "Logic Pros: One click solutions to naming regions in Logic, color coding, more" 9to5Mac 9:21 PM
  • "PDFs are a pain to edit, but these four free apps make it easy: Whether you're on an iPhone, Android phone, Mac or PC, I found free and easy ways to add text, sign documents and fill out forms." CNET 8/17
  • "Hands-on: FCPX Stabilizer 2.0 adds amazing stabilization to your videos" 9to5Mac 8/17
  • "How to Chromecast from a Mac computer, for streaming media or sharing your screen on a TV or larger display" Business Insider 8/16
  • "How to easily work with columns in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 8/16
  • "How to customize fonts and colors in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 8/16
  • "How to Show All Drive Devices in Disk Utility for MacOS" OS X Daily 8/16
  • "How To Uninstall Apps On Your Mac" MacMost 8/16
Press Releases
  • "Parallels 15 lands ready for macOS Catalina including Sidecar on iPad, DirectX 11 expands Windows game support using Apple Metal" 9to5Mac 8/16
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac 16.28" TidBITS 8/16
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's next store in Japan is coming soon to Tokyo's Marunouchi district" 9to5Mac 9:19 PM
  • "'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving, pickpocket lifts 40 Apple Watches & more on the Apple Crime Blotter" AppleInsider 9:09 AM
  • "Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Apple Keeps Decreasing Its Number Of Self-Driving Cars On The Road In California" macReports 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "Apple is looking for a giant new office in New York City, report claims" Business Insider 8/16
  • "Apple challenges RED over RAW patent legitimacy"  News Shooter 8/16
  • "Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook" Reuters 8/16
  • "Trump says Apple is spending 'vast sums of money in the U.S.' and he's having dinner with the CEO" CNBC 8/16
  • "President Trump to dine with Tim Cook, says Apple spending 'vast sums of money' in US" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Google and Apple are courting the education sector with new tools for students" The Next Web 8/16
  • "Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October" Cult of Mac 8/16
Non-Apple News
  • "Hy-Vee issues warning to customers after discovering point-of-sale breach: Company doesn't know what locations were impacted, but it's warning customers early so they can keep an eye out for suspicious transactions." ZDNet 4:39 PM
  • "Uncertainty hangs over Foxconn's newest China factory as trade war and economic slowdown take a toll: Guangzhou facility was supposed to begin operations next month, but now everyone involved is 'a bit embarrassed' over its uncertain future" South China Morning Post 8/17
  • "Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license" Ars Technica 8/17
  • "Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program: If you bought an old model, you might be stuck with it." Engadget 8/17
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 8/17
  • "YouTube Originals will be free beginning September 24 to non-paying users" Neowin 8/17
  • "Hot summer for Ninth Circuit motions panel: Qualcomm's motion to stay enforcement of FTC remedies still pending after more than 3 weeks" Foss Patents 8/17
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 8/16
  • "The OPPO Reno 2 packs four cameras and supports 20x zoom" The Next Web 8/16
  • "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] 8/16
  • "Implanting AI chips in your mind could cause you to lose yourself, says scientist" The Next Web 8/16
  • "YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers: The crowdfunding service, called Fundo, was created as part of Area 120." Engadget 8/16
  • "YouTube shuts down music companies' use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue" TechCrunch 8/16
  • "Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack" Engadget 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "Macstock -Lydia Huzij Discusses Her Macstock Film Festival Entry" MacVoices 2:25 PM
  • "iMore show 669: Resigning to the Chaos/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 8/17
  • "Macstock -Iain Dunn Wins The Prize For The Longest Trip to Macstock" MacVoices 8/17
  • "Flaming Trash Can Gifs – The TouchArcade Show #412" Touch Arcade 8/16
  • "The Dalrymple Report: App Store links, Twitter and Google Assistant" The Loop 8/16
  • "Macstock -Brett Terpstra On Writers' Block And Getting Around It" MacVoices 8/16
  • "Meet The Tech Who Found Apple's Plan to Discourage Independent Repair" iFixit 8/16
  • "Apple's Job Footprint, EU Tax Case – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-16" The Mac Observer 8/16
  • "Apple Card, 'iPhone 11" leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro release date leaks (again!)" T3 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch Might Soon Come in a Titanium Finish" Thurrott 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Releasing This Fall Featuring OLED From Japan Display" Redmond Pie 8/17
  • "Next Apple Watch could include new ceramic and titanium models" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta"  AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Kuo: Apple Watch Series 5 Lineup to Launch in Fall With OLED Displays Supplied by Japan Display" MacRumors 8/16
  • "Orders for upcoming iPhones conservative, say PCB firms" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8/16
  • "Apple might launch new iPhones on September 10" Mashable 8/16
  • "The date of Apple's big iPhone 11 announcement may have just leaked" Business Insider 8/16
  • "iOS 13 Public Beta 6 Has Everything You Need To Kill Robocalls" Forbes 8/16
  • "You Can Download iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Public Beta 6 Now" OS X Daily 8/16
  • "Here are all of the new products Apple is expected to launch by the end of the year" Business Insider 8/16
  • "HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan on August 23, Pre-Orders Available Now" MacRumors 8/16
  • "The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan and Taiwan next week" The Verge 8/16
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/16
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/16
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/16

  • "HyperDrive 9-in-1 multi-port hub is surprisingly slender [Review] Cult of Mac 9:20 PM
  • "Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3 display is a good option for designers" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "Best HomeKit Garage Door Openers in 2019" iMore 8/17
  • "Bose 700 headphones review: The pursuit of perfection" Engadget 8/16
  • "Swiftpoint Z review: Would you spend $230 on a mouse? Pressure-sensitive buttons, a gyroscope, and more." PCWorld 8/16
iOS Apps
  • "Don't wait for iOS 13 to use dark mode on your iPhone: There are plenty of apps with their own dark modes you can use right now." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Hands-On With CarPlay in iOS 13: Everything That's New" MacRumors 8/16
  • "iPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music" AppleInsider 6:06 PM
  • "Apple Card: How to lock your physical card with the Wallet app" 9to5Mac 11:19 AM
  • "How to find your Apple Card number to buy something online" AppleInsider 8/17
  • "iPadOS 13: How to Open Multiple Windows of Same Apps on iPad" iPhone Hacks 8/17
  • "How to disable haptic feedback when scrolling with the Digital Crown of your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8/16
  • "How to use your Apple Card if you lose your iPhone: Good news: you won't be completely cut off." CNET 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "iOS 13: How to Use Apple's Street View-like Feature 'Look Around' on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 8/16
  • "Can I control my Joule when I'm not at home?" iMore 8/17
  • "Tips and tricks for using Gmail" [Video] CNET 8/16
  • "31 always useful Apple productivity tips"  8/16
  • "Apple September 2019 Event Preview"  iMore 4:43 PM
  • "Apple is Copying Mozilla's Anti-Tracking Policy" Thurrott 10:08 AM
  • "Apple is going to be the company that kills the wallet" Quartz 9:09 AM
  • "How iOS 13"s 'Silence Unknown Callers' Will Stop Phone Spam" How-To Geek 7:45 AM
  • "Inspired by Mozilla, Apple announces updated WebKit anti-tracking policy" MSPoweruser 7:44 AM
  • "Animation hidden in latest WatchOS 6 beta reveals something important about the Apple Watch" phoneArena 8/17
  • "Tim Cook has another dinner date with the President: Did they order Chinese? Were tariffs on the menu?" Apple 3.0 8/17
  • "Why we don't want you and your Android green bubbles in our iMessage chat"  Fast Company 8/16
  • "What makes the Mac Mini a great computer? Users tell us what Apple's smallest PC excels at." Engadget 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "Siri and Spotify is nice and all, but here's why Apple should let us customize iOS default apps"  Macworld 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "My iMessage Twitter Thread and My Time as a Green Bubble" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
  • "Apple's Corellium lawsuit is a direct attack on iOS emulation" VentureBeat 8/16
  • "Editorial: Apple's use of 'iPhone Pro' is a marketing label, not a personal description" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "Traveling with Apple tech: What soars, what falls flat/Travel is a great time to see how tech interacts with the real world." Macworld 8/16
  • "Apple accounts for 4x as many U.S. jobs as it did in 2011 – claim" Apple Must 8/16
  • "The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate" TechCrunch 1:01 PM
  • "The Bright Side of Humans Eavesdropping on Your Alexa Recordings" Gizmodo UK 9:57 AM
  • "New features coming to your Chromebook with Chrome OS 76" NewsBytes 7:43 AM
  • "First Unboxing Of IKEA HomeKit Smart Blinds Hits The Web [Video] Redmond Pie 7:40 AM
  • "Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a 'buggy experience': Runners now have one less fitness option." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Acer Predator Triton 500 Laptop Review: A Lot of Gaming Performance Despite the Slim Case" Notebook Check 8/17
  • "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 8/16
  • "Why Critics Want Public Review of T-Mobile–Sprint Merger" Market Realist 8/16
  • "Comment: Android's fragmentation also happens to be its core strength [Video] 9to5Google 8/16
  • "Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead" AppleInsider 8/16
  • "I installed Verizon's free junk call blocker and it seems to kind of help" ZDNet 8/16
  • "Forget the Note 10: The Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone" CNET 8/16
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Unc0ver 3.5.x Is Out, Download Now" Redmond Pie 5:06 PM
  • "Apple donating $10 per select Apple Pay transactions to the National Park Foundation" 9to5Mac 8/17
  • "IKEA HomeKit blinds unboxing shows off rechargeable battery and more ahead of expected US launch this month" 9to5Mac 8/16
  • "Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS" TechCrunch 8/16
  • "iPad 5th-Gen & 6th-Gen Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 8/16
  • "Strategy Classic 'Commandos 2' Getting Remastered and Heading to iPad, New Trailer Released for Gamescom" Touch Arcade 8/16
  • "'Telling Lies' from Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive Finally Has a Release Date with Pre-Orders Now Live on the App Store" Touch Arcade 8/16
Computer Industry
  • "Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn't even close: After Google hires Bill Nye to explain that people are just scared to leave their decrepit Windows laptops for Chromebooks, I thought I'd get another opinion. It was harsh." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17763.720, 16299.1365 - here's what's new" Neowin 9:33 AM
  • "Intel's 18 Core and 10 Core Cascade Lake-X HEDT CPUs For X299 Platform Benchmarked — 10 Core With Up To 4.6 GHz Clock Speeds" WCCFTech 9:34 AM
  • "The Ryzen 5 3550U outscores the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 7 3750H in Geekbench, but lives in Intel's shadow" Notebook Check 9:34 AM
  • "China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D: Led by Alibaba, China's top 100 internet companies invested 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) in research and development last year, up 45% year-on-year and accounting for 10% of their overall revenue." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto: Big U.S. firms are setting up new operations in the city, but not all Canadians are thrilled" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged: Tensions between the two economic powerhouses will lead to fragmented technology markets and, if prolonged, drag down Singapore's economy, says its prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, who urges both countries to find ways to establish mutual trust." ZDNet 6:13 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers - sources" Reuters 8/17
  • "Microsoft Confirms New Windows 10 Upgrade Warning" Forbes 8/17
  • "Microsoft Has First Major Impact on Chrome" Thurrott 8/17
  • "Microsoft Working On A Fix For Major Google Chrome Browser Battery Drain" HotHardware 8/17
  • "Microsoft has finally enabled global media controls for the latest Edge Canary build" Neowin 8/17
  • "Microsoft updates the Feedback Hub with new design" Neowin 8/17
  • "Microsoft makes Notepad a separate Store app starting with new Windows 10 20H1 test build: Microsoft is continuing to make incremental improvements to Windows 10 20H1, due out next year, with test build 18963." ZDNet 8/17
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements" VentureBeat 8/17
  • "Microsoft Confirms Update Warning For Windows 10, Windows 8.1 And Windows 7 Users" Forbes 8/17
  • "Windows 10 preview refines search and adds GPU temps reading to Task Manager" TechRadar UK 8/17
  • "Microsoft aware of severe throttling issue affecting Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 that leaves devices locked at just 400 MHz" Notebook Check 8/17
  • "PlayStation 5 To Boast An Extremely Potent GPU" NewsLair 8/17
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wedbush: Despite China worries iPhone demand cycle looks stable" Apple 3.0 8/16
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 8/16
  • "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 8/16
  • "Stocks close wild week higher on rising bond yields, expected European stimulus" FOXBusiness 8/16
  • "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] 8/16
  • "Asian markets mixed after conflicting trade messages from China: Nikkei, Hang Seng recover from morning losses" MarketWatch 8/16

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