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Monday Highlights: Salesforce announces latest news in partnership with Apple, Tim Cook to speak with Marc Benioff tomorrow, news clear sign of Apple's deepening push into the enterprise; iPhone 11 doing quite well in China according to new data; Apple Card "'another credit card with a few innovative features'" according to Russian bank executive; Eclectic Light Company on importance of resetting, maintaining your Mac's SMC, NVRAM; content blocking extension 1Blocker 3 for Safari reviewed at Macworld; New York Times feature on the seismic shift streaming wars are bringing to Hollywood; AirPods high on holiday list of teenagers; T-Mobile's John Legere is leaving company May 2020, passing roll to COO Mike Sievert; AirPods Pro vs. Bose QC35, and Steven Aquino at iMore looks at the new models "from an accessibility perspective"; Ben Thompson says "conventional wisdom has flipped" proving integration is best, Apple prime example; and Computerworld OpEd takes Phil Schiller's Chromebook-in-education smacktalk to task.

  • "The Apple Card could be the riskiest piece of Apple's walled garden: If you're not careful, the Apple Car could end up costing you way more than an iPhone—or a Mac Pro."  Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "The Apple Card isn't just a credit card — it's Apple's secret weapon to sell more iPhones"  Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Apple swims against trade war current" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Apple TV+ predicted to hit 12M subscriptions in 2020, 21M by 2021"  AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple TV+ is coming in the Fall, but Who Wants It?"  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Arcade Could Win Customers with Attractive Pricing" Market Realist 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 90 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "How to add and edit an iMovie title on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:16 AM
  • "A Look At the New TV App in macOS Catalina" MacMost 2:53 PM
  • "It's time to test your scripts against Catalina's path changes" [" concern in this article is the effect of Catalina's read-only system volume on paths – a topic which doesn't seem to have been discussed much, but which may well break many scripts and apps."] Eclectic Light Company 8:14 AM
  • "Hitchcock Inspired Suicide Mission Music Video Cut on FCPX" 10:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft says Edge for macOS is 'ready for everyday use'" Cult of Mac 10:40 AM
  • "iJustine Announces Her Workflow Extension Training Course for Final Cut Pro X" 9:25 AM
  • "Jamf Adds Custom Profiles to Jamf Now, Its Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses for Powerful Yet Intuitive Device Control" Jamf 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung DeX app now available for Windows and Mac" Android Central 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung DeX brings Android apps to your Mac and PC" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Trump: My relationship with Tim Cook delayed Apple's iPhone tariffs" VentureBeat 2:58 PM
  • "President Trump praises Tim Cook's communication skills" AppleInsider 3:08 PM
  • "President Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook is the only tech executive who actually calls him directly" Business Insider 3:09 PM
  • "British Airways buys 15,000 iPhone XR units for cabin crew" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "Cali court backs ex-Apple engineer who says he invented Find My iPhone and Passbook: Computing giant labeled 'ungenerous' for fighting lawsuit" The Register 7:36 PM
  • "Apple/Disney/streaming: bundles of joy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Apple delays rule change barring kids' apps from using analytics" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Survey claims one-in-four existing users will upgrade to iPhone 11" Apple Must 7:55 AM
  • "Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Video: an ISS astronaut performs the first DJ set ever from space with Algoriddim's djay for iPad" iDownload Blog 9:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google DeepMind Co-Founder Placed on Leave From AI Lab" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Google postpones shutdown of Hangouts for G Suite users" The Verge 3:08 PM
  • "Samsung trying to fight iMessage chat elitists with response graphic gallery" AppleInsider 3:07 PM
  • "The doctor who leads AI strategy at Cleveland Clinic told us why he's betting that physicians who code could be the future of healthcare" Business Insider 11:59 AM
  • "YouTube is closing its private messages feature...and many kids are outraged" TechCrunch 9:25 AM
  • "New Facebook tool stops it tracking you across the web, but data can't be deleted" GearBrain 8:16 AM
  • "Is this the beginning of the end for Google Play Music? It looks like Google may be planning to draw curtains on Play Music very soon." Android Central 7:50 AM
  • "Cancer research organizations are now the focus of Chinese hacking groups: One way to speed up research? Steal it." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "The man who discovered Tetris now wants to save the Earth: Henk Rogers brought Tetris to the world. Now, he wants to get us to the moon and Mars, while making sure we still have a home on Earth." CNET 7:38 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 112: Bewitched Apple Rumors Of The Unhatched TV Arcade" AppAdvice 8:40 PM
  • "Macstock 2019 Wrap-Up with Mike Potter" MacVoices 2:53 PM
  • "Sign In With Apple, Health Team Unrest – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-21" The Mac Observer 2:53 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: August 21, 2019 –┬áiPhone 11 fast charging, IKEA smart blinds" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Battery Fiasco, Ugly HDTV Antennas, & Old-School Lawn Mowers — Repair Radio Episode 11" iFixit 8:16 AM
  • "Huge array of new iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac models revealed by regulatory filings"  AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "Apple new iPhone shipments to reach 70 million units in 2019, says Digitimes Research"  DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:54 AM
  • "2019 iPhones Said to Feature Larger Batteries Up to 3,500 mAh, Next iPhone XS May Have Dual Nano-SIM in China" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Apple event: Watch accessories sell out ahead of expected iPhone launch" The Independent 3:39 PM
  • "Apple puts China's BOE to test for cutting-edge iPhone screens: China's display champion helped by state subsidies to take on Samsung, LG"  Nikkei 7:37 AM
  • "Apple plans to tap China's BOE Technology for advanced iPhone screens: Nikkei" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Apple may use Chinese OLED screens to cut costs of 2020 iPhones" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Second Rumor Claims 2019 iPhones Will Come With USB-C Chargers"  MacRumors 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 11" again said to use USB-C charger" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "Case Maker Expecting Smaller Apple Pencil for Upcoming 2019 iPhones" MacRumors 11:57 AM
  • "New 'iPhone 11 Pro' cases make way for ... Apple Pencil?" Cult of Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Now you can jailbreak iOS 12.4 — or hack it" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Eighth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers" MacRumors 2:54 PM
  • "iOS 13 Beta 8 & iPadOS 13 Beta 8 Download Available Now" OS X Daily 2:55 PM
  • "Apple Releases Eighth Developer Betas of iOS 13, iPadOS & watchOS 6" MacTrast 9:05 PM
  • "Apple warns against storing the Apple Card in leather and denim" TechCrunch 5:55 PM
  • "Apple says clean Apple Card with a microfiber cloth, avoid contact with leather and denim" AppleInsider 5:59 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "Why the iPad Pro replaced my MacBook Pro for travel" TechRepublic 9:32 AM
  • "'Insanely great' Apple Card is a few features away from conquering everything: The more retail and real-world experiences that Apple captures as part of its user experience, the more loyal their Apple Card customers will be." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Review: BladeX 15.6-inch 4K portable monitor is a great MacBook Pro companion" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "Review: AirSnap Twill Gives You a Stylish AirPods Case" The Mac Observer 3:39 PM
  • "Review: The SanDisk iXpand wireless iPhone charger also backs up your photos" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Sign In with Apple: Goodbye Account Management"  MacStories 10:36 AM
  • "How to Reduce Your iPhone or iPad Network Data Usage With iOS 13"s Low Data Mode" MacRumors 3:40 PM
  • "How to turn an iPhone's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode on or off, or set it to enable automatically" Business Insider 3:09 PM
  • "How to create a mobile policy for iOS devices" InsiderPro 3:08 PM
  • "How to Turn an iPhone Into a Work-Only Tool: To prevent distractions, Conor Dougherty, an economics writer, dumped social media and anything fun — even his browser — from his smartphone." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:08 PM
  • "How to turn off 'Restricted Mode' on YouTube to watch any video without filters" Business Insider 2:54 PM
  • "How to keep your location (more) secret with iOS 13" Apple Must 2:53 PM
  • "How To Make Your Phone's Battery Last Longer" Time 12:02 PM
  • "How to put your iPad in DFU mode to restore a totally unresponsive device, as a last resort" Business Insider 12:00 PM
  • "How to turn off cellular data on your iPhone in 3 ways, to preserve your data when it's running out" Business Insider 10:43 AM
  • "The Apple Card comes with 3 different credit card numbers — here's what they all mean" Business Insider 10:36 AM
  • "Everything we think we know about the Apple TV+ service" Apple Must 10:20 AM
  • "Older iPhones, Samsung phones might not be as safe as we think: An investigation by the Chicago Tribune suggests iPhones and Galaxy models may exceed radio frequency radiation safety limits." CNET 9:06 PM
  • "Case Maker Hints At Apple Pencil Support Coming To 2019's iPhones" UberGizmo 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Card vs Chase Freedom Unlimited: Which credit card should you get?" iMore 7:35 PM
  • "The perfect phone: 9 features I'm dreaming of/If I could create my dream phone, this is what it would include." ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Is Apple Card a good choice as a business credit card?" iMore 2:58 PM
  • "Dear Andrew Ross Sorkin, what about Apple?" Apple 3.0 2:54 PM
  • "Why massive Apple TV+ budget is a genius strategy"  Cult of Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Tim Cook - Silicon Valley's Diplomat Goes to Washington" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Editorial: Here's why the 'iPhone 11" will do fine, despite no 5G"  AppleInsider 9:25 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Tim Cook's Honeyed Words on Tariffs; AppleTV not Coming to a TV Near me; Apple Health problems -Nothing to see here" eXtensions 9:21 AM
  • "Why Apple doesn't need to release a new Apple Watch this fall: There's enough going on with watchOS and potential new materials to keep Apple's champion wearable on top."  Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple wants (and needs) more women coders: The company is working with Girls Who Code to nurture tomorrow's coding talent." Computerworld 7:25 AM
  • "'I Agree to the Terms and Conditions:' One of the Largest Lies in Tech" PC Magazine 10:31 AM
  • "A Recession May Be on the Way. How Will Tech Fare?" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:25 AM
  • "Remembering the best shareware-era DOS games that time forgot" Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Social media reconsiders its relationship with the truth" Axios 8:07 AM
  • "Bluetooth is bad and you should stop using it" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "Why Tech Giants Are Getting Harder to Dethrone" Investopedia 7:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020" AppleInsider 8:58 PM
  • "Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?" PC Magazine 3:43 PM
  • "Apple Pay supported when riding Miami-Dade Transit Metrorail" 9to5Mac 3:08 PM
  • "Apple exec Susan Prescott is coming TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise" TechCrunch 11:56 AM
  • "Here's how Apple is promoting its new credit card to iPhone customers" 9to5Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Porsche is integrating Apple Music into its upcoming Taycan electric sports car" Business Insider 10:33 AM
  • "YouTube Music is Waze's newest audio player partner" Android Central 10:33 AM
  • "Plex iOS app version 6 out, with major usability improvements" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Photoshop for iPad begins beta testing ahead of public release [update] 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Newton fans need to be in Seattle on September 28" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "spotfindr released for iOS/Android - Find Your Next Favorite Spot" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Man Vs. Missiles: Combat (Chapter 2) Now Released for iOS and Android" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Card gets its very own Twitter account" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Amazon Music gets its first smartwatch app" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Best Apple Card alternatives: 5 existing credit cards that outdo the new kid" Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Security conscious Apple users should take a look at YubiKey 5Ci" Apple Must 7:25 AM
  • "Powell Jobs-backed start-up to offer 'genetic counselling'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares – we need it to keep chugging along for the sake of AI" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Intel takes on Google and Amazon with 2 new AI-focused chips" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Intel Launches Comet Lake-U and Comet Lake-Y: Up To 6 Cores for Thin & Light Laptops" AnandTech 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's line of notebook CPUs gets more confusing with 14nm Comet Lake" Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Expands 10th Gen CPU Lineup With A Slew Of New Comet Lake Chips" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Intel unveils 10th Gen Comet Lake laptop processors" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Intel announces Comet Lake, a faster, 10th-gen Whiskey Lake chip for mainstream laptops" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Has Yet Another 10th Gen CPU: Meet Comet Lake" LAPTOP Magazine 8:14 AM
  • "In AMD's darkest, Dr. Lisa Su-less timeline the company loses a third of its value" PCGamesN 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3950x: The processor designed for great speed and here's its price and specs" EconoTimes 8:34 AM
  • "Revised AMD Vega 12 achieves OpenCL score of almost 85,000 points in Geekbench" Notebook Check 8:34 AM
  • "NVIDIA Is Looking to Boost Its Gaming Business" Market Realist 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings from the Xbox One" The Verge 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Brews Up Java On Azure Cloud With London-Based jClarity Acquisition" Forbes 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Pay Hackers $30,000 For Finding Flaws In The New Edge Browser" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Dell unveils new XPS, Inspiron, and Vostro models with Intel Comet Lake processors" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Dell's Inspiron 13 7391-Series Ultra-Light Laptops: 10th Gen Core & a dGPU at Under 1 Kg" AnandTech 2:58 PM
  • "Dell announces over a dozen Inspiron PCs, including laptops, 2-in-1s, and all-in-ones" Windows Central 8:30 AM
  • "Dell Adds 'Comet Lake' Chips to XPS, Inspiron, Vostro Laptops" PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Dell's Beautiful New Linux Laptop Features Ubuntu, 10th Gen Intel Processors And Super Fast WiFi" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Dell's XPS 13 now comes with the latest Intel 10th-gen processors" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Dell Unveils Updated XPS 13 with Intel's 10th Gen Core CPUs & 4K Panel" AnandTech 10:36 AM
  • "Dell's New Inspiron 14 7000 Is Even Lighter than the XPS 13" LAPTOP Magazine 8:14 AM
  • "Dell reveals most compact AIO PC ever" TechRadar UK 8:30 AM
  • "IBM joins Linux Foundation AI to promote open source trusted AI workflows" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Why IBM sees OpenCAPI and OMI as the future for accelerator-driven computing" TechRepublic 8:31 AM
  • "Why IBM embraces is embracing, expanding open hardware ecosystem in wake of Red Hat deal" WRAL TechWire 8:31 AM
  • "Latest Oracle layoffs gut flash storage division" TechTarget 8:27 AM
  • "How Oracle Moved To The Cloud: A Deep Dive" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco's Parts Are Worth More Than the Whole, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AirPods Maker Sales Surge 79%, With More Growth Expected" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow books 240-point gain as bond-market recession signal flashes after Fed minutes: Retailers' quarterly results offer more evidence of consumer strength" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Target and Lowe's Earnings; Yield Curve Concerns Persist: A brief yield curve inversion did not distract investors from strong earnings from retail giants Target and Lowe's." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Leads Broad Market Rally As 3 Dow Stocks Near Buy Point: Key indexes closed near session highs in the stock market today, boosted by bullish earnings results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the broad rally as all but one component stock advanced." Investor's Business Daily 4:00 PM
  • "Strong Target, Lowe's results boost stocks" FOXBusiness 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on Strong Retail Earnings: Minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed officials stressed the need to be flexible with policy" [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM

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