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Monday Highlights: Apple buckles up for $14 billion fight over back taxes in Ireland, CFO Luca Maestri will lead Apple's team in court—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Macworld reviews PDF Expert 7; Eclectic Light Company on how to handle 32-bit apps in Catalina which ends the 32-bit run; TechCrunch grabs a bag of popcorn to watch the upcoming fracas in which iOS 13 catches Facebook's creepy bluetooth piggybacking for ad-targeting; Ming-Chi Kuo says demand for iPhone 11 better than expected, notes popularity of new colors; Beth Mauder at ZDNet talks favorite features in iOS 13, while William Gallagher discusses missing features you'll have to wait for; no 5G on iPhones? No big deal; As the Apple Turns back online intending "to serve as a historical marker and nostalgia trip" for long-time and new Apple fans alike.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Shares Dip as Tech Giant Faces First Tariffs on Major China-Made Products: Apple shares look set to lead the Dow lower Tuesday as investors trim holdings of the tech giant following President Donald Trump's move to boost tariffs on China-made goods that include some of its key products."  TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "What Apple's Entry Into the Streaming Wars Means for Investors: Apple could get aggressive in seizing on streaming, much to the chagrin of existing players."  RealMoney 10:07 AM
  • "The real reason Apple hasn't launched a pocket-sized iPhone: Those jonesing for a small iPhone may be out of luck, experts say"  MarketWatch 6:23 AM
OS X
News
  • "Hello, Computer: Inside Apple's Voice Control"  MacStories 11:21 AM
  • "Market share for both macOS and iOS both up slightly in August" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Market Share July-August 2019" Rixstep 4:00 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Apple temporarily relaxes some app notarization requirements to ease transition for developers" 9to5Mac 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Temporarily Relaxes Notarization Requirements in macOS Catalina for Non Mac App Store Apps" MacRumors 4:25 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to make an Image Resize app with Automator on your Mac: Do you spend time resizing images for reports, documents or the web? Use this tip..." Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "Learn the basics of your System Preferences on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "How to create a backup plan to restore passwords if your system fails" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "How to update your Steam install to 64-bit before macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 4:20 PM
  • "Create Powerful Numbers Spreadsheets With the INDIRECT Function" MacMost 1:03 PM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Mozilla slashes Firefox macOS power draw" bit-tech 9:01 AM
  • "Firefox will improve battery life for MacBook users" BetaNews 6:27 AM
  • "Geekbench 5 is released with all-new tests, modes, and scores" Macworld 4:20 PM
  • "Geekbench 5, the latest version of Primate Labs' popular cross-platform benchmark, is now available for download. Geekbench 5 features improved CPU and GPU Compute Benchmarks that better measure the capabilities of your system." Primate Labs 6:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Much Titanium Is Really in the Titanium Apple Card? We asked a scientist with an electron microscope."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "America's Stormy Affair With Apple AirPods: Love 'Em and Lose 'Em/For some, anxiety over losing the popular wireless earphones clouds the liberating, wire-free experience"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:47 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 iPhone build orders similar in volume to last year" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Apple has no plans to scrap iMessage apps and games" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple stores raided in Perth, Garden City: A security guard has been threatened with weapons and more than $300,000 worth of phones have been stolen during two early-morning raids at Apple stores on Tuesday morning." PerthNow 11:25 AM
  • "Android exploits are now worth more than iOS exploits for the first time: Exploit broker Zerodium increases zero-day prices for Android, now worth more than iOS." ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "A glut of iOS 0-days pushes their price below cost of those for Android: Top price for unpublished Android exploits reaches $2.5 million, a 25% premium over iOS." Ars Technica 4:25 PM
  • "Exploit resellers report glut of iOS vulnerabilities, will pay more for Android bugs" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "iPhone Hacks Are Flooding the Market, Says iOS Exploit Buyer" PC Magazine 9:00 PM
  • "Richard Gere Drama Series 'Bastards' Not Moving Forward at Apple" Variety 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Nixes 'Bastards' TV Show Starring Richard Gere" MacRumors 1:52 PM
  • "Huawei Australia appoints Apple's Paul Jowett as director of marketing" Mumbrella 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "LG imagined the best answer to the Galaxy Note 10, and it's foldable" BGR 9:01 PM
  • "Amazon reportedly testing hand-scanning payment system" CNET 7:12 PM
  • "Technology is making us more impatient, says study: A survey suggests says that in our society of immediacy, our patience runs out within seconds. This is how many seconds." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "The big elephant in the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust room: compulsory licensing of standard-essential patents" Foss Patents 11:47 AM
  • "Massive antitrust investigation of Google set to be announced next week" BGR 6:03 PM
  • "Google is reportedly facing a big antitrust probe from 'more than half' of the state attorneys general, and it could be announced as soon as next week" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Google emerges as target of a new state attorneys general antitrust probe" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Google gives Android TV, Android Auto, and Android One new logos" 9to5Google 11:21 AM
  • "Huawei came out swinging against reports it stole smartphone-camera technology" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Google Calendar spam will get an official fix" 9to5Google 8:12 AM
  • "Take two: Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registrations go live in the US and UK" BetaNews 6:27 AM
  • "Samsung Is Secretly Working on a Foldable Phone That Collapses Into a Square" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:23 AM
  • "Australia's 15 projects aim to break China rare earths dominance" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:10 AM
  • "The World's First Ambassador to the Tech Industry" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:10 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Let's Talk iOS 307: iPhone Event Fantasy Draft 2019" iDownload Blog 4:30 PM
  • "Botnet Takedown, Apple's AR Plans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-03" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 03, 2019 – Apple Watch sleep tracking exclusive" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Veteran Apple pro Video product manager on future of post-production" Alex4D 8:01 AM
  • "FCP.co Live Show 3 We Welcome Steve Bayes and Preview IBC 2019" fcp.co 6:26 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 127 – Returning to Apple Mail" MacStories 6:26 AM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 153: The Bundler of Bundles" Above Avalon 6:26 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Potential Benchmark for iPhone XR Successor Shows 4GB RAM, Moderate Performance Gains"  MacRumors 6:17 AM
  • "Purported iPhone 11 benchmark suggests 1 GB additional RAM and modest CPU speed-up" 9to5Mac 6:08 AM
  • "Don't expect huge speed boost from iPhone XR upgrade" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "'Apple Glasses' explained and how iPhone-connected item trackers will work"  9to5Mac 11:28 AM
  • "USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 11:27 AM
  • "USB4 Specification Merges Thunderbolt 3 and USB With Transfer Speeds up to 40Gb/s" MacRumors 1:02 PM
  • "It's Official: USB4 Incorporates Thunderbolt 3" Thurrott 1:02 PM
  • "Sleep-tracking could be coming to Apple Watch this year" Cult of Mac 6:18 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is getting one of the most-requested features in sleep tracking, according to a new report" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Leak confirms Apple Watch gaining sleep-tracking features and new 'Schooltime' mode" The Apple Post 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Multiple Device Reverse Wireless Charging" Patently Apple 6:27 AM
  • "Apple wins a Trio of Apple Watch Patents covering Next-Gen Biometrics, Customized Band Fitting & Band Indicators" Patently Apple 8:38 AM
  • "Apple files for another patent for 'smart bands' for the Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:48 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves, among other things, an anti-theft function for cars" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPad Pro Touch Screen Unresponsive Randomly? Try These Tips to Fix It" OS X Daily 4:29 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone XR review: Better than good enough" Expert Reviews 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Three Different Pairs of $30 Counterfeit AirPods/If AirPods are the crude results of capitalism's machinery, then what do counterfeit AirPods say about us?" Vice 10:20 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to turn off notifications on your iPhone for individual apps, or adjust the types of notifications you receive" Business Insider 4:11 PM
  • "How to back up your iPhone when iCloud won't let you: Seriously, why aren't you backing up your stuff?" CNET 8:31 AM
Tips
  • "13 of Your Obscure iPhone Questions Finally Answered" [Slideshow] iDrop News 9:36 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The Next Generation of USB Is Here – How Does It Compare to Thunderbolt?" iDrop News 7:12 PM
  • "From my cold, dead hands: In defence of my old iPhone/I have an old phone. Like, really old phone. There. I've said it. My shame is sealed."  Sydney Morning Herald 11:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Launch: 3 Key Things to Know: Apple wants to sell as many iPhones as possible, sure. But the key thing lies with services." TheStreet 10:50 AM
  • "PSA: Apple Watch sleep-tracking doesn't need to exhaust your battery" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "Editorial: What Apple's App Store secrecy reveals about its 'iPhone 11" event" AppleInsider 9:36 AM
  • "Three 1990s Macs that defined my life—and explain Apple's history" Mashable 9:36 AM
  • "Will Apple TV+ be worth it? Here are three full trailers to help you decide" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "I haven't gotten a new iPhone in 3 years. Here's why I can't wait to buy the iPhone 11." Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Why the iOS 13.1 Beta is a Good Thing" MacSparky 8:35 AM
  • "'HearPods': disrupting the hearing aid industry is Apple's next big thing" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "Exploited exploits: The missing details of the iPhone hack" Macworld 6:18 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How to make sense of your fitness app's privacy policy" The Verge 4:20 PM
  • "Huawei Was Prepared for Anything—Except Losing Google" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:04 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You can block images on Gmail for iPhone now: Users can keep images from loading automatically." Engadget 8:27 PM
  • "iOS App 'UVLens' Apparently Hacked, Sends Out Very Inappropriate Notifications" MacRumors 1:57 PM
  • "Apple, Burberry Partner to Create 'R Message' Chat App" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Chimera v1.3.7 released with updated generator support for A12(X) devices on latest firmwares" iDownload Blog 11:47 AM
  • "Mi-Clos Studio Announce 'Out There: Oceans Of Time' for Mobile, Console, and PC Platforms Which Is the Sequel to 'Out There: Omega Edition'" Touch Arcade 1:55 PM
  • "'LEGO Star Wars Battles' Announced for 2020 Release On iOS and Android Covering All Nine Saga Films and More" Touch Arcade 9:51 AM
  • "SleepScore Labs Announces 'SleepScore CheckUp', the Industry-First 'Sleep Report for Doctor' In-App Feature" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "Dutch Banks To Soon Support Apple Pay" NLTimes 8:59 AM
  • "Bunq Apple Pay support finally reaches the Netherlands" 9to5Mac 6:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Dell and Samsung double down on foldable devices, whether people want them or not" GeekWire 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft And Intel Want To Standardize Foldable Laptops" CDR Info 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel team up to shape the future of dual-screen laptops: The ensuing standards set to be extended to foldables, too" TechRadar UK 7:36 AM
  • "Intel adds 'retro scaling' to Ice Lake CPUs to make pixel-art games look more crisp on modern displays" PCWorld 4:21 PM
  • "Top Intel Executives Are Buying Up Stock" Barron's 7:39 AM
  • "Intel unveils Frontera, the world's fastest academic supercomputer" VentureBeat 7:40 AM
  • "These are some of the Ice Lake and Project Athena laptops that can be expected this year apart from the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1" Notebook Check 7:36 AM
  • "AMD Settles FX Bulldozer False Advertising Lawsuit for Roughly $35 a Chip" Tom's Hardware 9:09 AM
  • "AMD agrees to cough up $35-a-chip payout over eight-core Bulldozer advertising fiasco: A great deal or were consumers Bulldozed by the chip giant?" The Register 9:10 AM
  • "Survey finds huge proportion of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs aren't hitting advertised clock speeds" Game Debate 7:35 AM
  • "Nvidia Needs to Squash its Competitors" InvestorPlace 6:15 PM
  • "Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry: Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers." Computerworld 7:47 AM
  • "Windows 7 end of support looms but you still aren't ready" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "HPE lawyer claims key associates of Autonomy boss Mike Lynch 'refuse' to testify to High Court: We don't actually need them, says Lynch's camp" The Register 9:33 AM
  • "How DBAs Can Get Data Science Cred, Fast" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "IT budgets 2020: How the money will be spent, and who will spend it/IT budgeting is challenging at the best of times, but for 2020 an extra helping of political and economic instability: possibly even global recession: will make things even harder for CIOs." ZDNet 9:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Fell 2% in August, Trade War Continued to Drag" Market Realist 6:03 PM
  • "Apple: Less Ramp, More Stability" RealMoney 1:55 PM
  • "Wake Me Up When September Ends: How Investors Should Approach Tariffs and Apple" TheStreet 8:58 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes 285 points lower after a measure of manufacturing activity indicates contraction: U.S., China institute new tariffs, deepening trade conflict" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks fall as trade tensions rise, US manufacturing weakens" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data: Dow falls 285 points as investors parse fresh economic data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "China factory activity dips for 4th straight month" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Brexit uncertainty sweeps across Europe, sending stocks lower" MarketWatch 8:03 AM

 
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