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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 to launch new low-cost iPhone in 2020 to halt sales decline: Cheaper handset is aimed at retaking market share from Huawei, Samsung"  Nikkei 7:22 AM
  • "Apple's First New Low-Cost iPhone Since the iPhone SE Expected to Launch Early Next Year" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Apple to launch cut-price iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 'Will be Crucial,' Especially for China Sales, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Could See Big Sales Gains as India Loosens Rules, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Borrowing $7 Billion While Sitting on a $200 Billion Cash Pile"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:27 PM
  • "Apple Returns to High-Grade Bond Market After Almost Two Years"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Apple to Sell $7 Billion of Debt in First Bond Sale Since 2017" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:27 PM
  • "Apple seeks to raise $7 billion in return to bond market: IFR" Reuters 3:20 PM
  • "Apple's largest store in Japan opens Saturday in Tokyo"  Apple 8:48 PM
  • "Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch"  AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 91 With Legacy TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Disabled" MacRumors 1:11 PM
  • "macOS 10.15 Catalina FAQ: Everything you need to know" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Roxio Toast 18 Pro review: Lacks a compelling reason to upgrade from version 17/Unless you don't own the previous version and have money to burn, there's little incentive to buy Toast 18 Pro." Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "What to do if you're worried about the legitimacy of a downloaded software installer: Apple developers get an extra layer of security that you can check." Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "How to work with Regions in GarageBand on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to add music and audio effects to a movie in iMovie" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "6 Mac Save dialog tips that will save you a little time" Apple Must 10:32 AM
  • "Waiting on FCPX 10.5: The Fall of 2019" FCPXtv 8:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox 69 for Mac Brings Default Tracking Protection and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "AnyTrans 8 Improves Users' iPhone Experience to A Whole New Level" prMac 7:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Again, Increases Its Number Of Self-Driving Test Drivers"  macReports 1:12 PM
  • "Probably faked document claims to reveal iOS 13 software rollout plan and the names of the iPhone 11"  9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Sketchy Apple support document spills big details on iPhone 11 and more" Cult of Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Falling Onto Subway Tracks Is a Problem in New York City" Digital Trends 7:32 AM
  • "Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun"  Daily Caller 3:55 PM
  • "@Apple begins tweeting special 'By innovation only' event reminders" The Apple Post 10:13 AM
  • "Redditor turns busted MacBook Pro into a clever Mac + iPad hybrid using Sidecar" 9to5Mac 9:19 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon announces refreshed Fire TV Cube with 4K at 60fps, first Fire TV soundba" Neowin 4:40 PM
  • "Phone numbers of nearly 420M Facebook users exposed online" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
  • "A huge database of Facebook users' phone numbers found online" TechCrunch 3:21 PM
  • "Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face 'the possibility of a prison term'/'He ought to be held personally accountable,' Ron Wyden (D-OR) said." Ars Technica 10:13 AM
  • "T-Mobile U.S. workers worry Sprint deal will mean job losses" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold will go on sale on September 6 in South Korea: source" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Samsung will finally release the Galaxy Fold this Friday in at least one major market" BGR 10:04 AM
  • "Ad industry offers an answer to online privacy problems: A proposal from IAB Tech Lab seeks to modernize online tracking: including a better way to let you tell advertisers to get lost." CNET 8:23 AM
  • "Acer announces a $14,000 gaming chair because why not" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Asus looks to head off 16-inch MacBook Pro with new ProArt StudioBook laptops" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Light Phone's founders discuss life beyond the smartphone" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "#310: I Don't Know Why This Is Dungeon Themed/New hardware we want Apple to announce at its upcoming event, the product or company we think should take advantage of TikTok marketing, iOS & macOS features we could do without, and sleep tracking with wearables." Relay FM: Clockwise 3:29 PM
  • "Scholle McFarland Takes Control of macOS Catalina" MacVoices 3:28 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 04, 2019 –┬áiPhone SE 2 and Apple TV rumors" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
  • "New iPhone Speculation, Catalina Features – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-04" The Mac Observer 2:28 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 052: 'Apple Cardboard'" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Apple TV Plus has serious competition before it's even launched." The MT Show 7:09 AM
  • "Is a new Apple TV coming next week?" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "New Apple TV With A12 Chip and 'One More Thing' Teased Ahead of Next Week's Apple Event" MacRumors 10:25 AM
  • "Apple TV 5 With A12 Chip Could Be Announced Next Week At iPhone 11 Event" Redmond Pie 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Pencil Support May Be Key Feature In New Pro Model Of 2019 iPhone" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "Sleep Monitoring Slated for Apple Watch" TechNewsWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Removes Black and White Photo Conversion Tool in iOS" Kirkville 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers" MacRumors 1:13 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of tvOS 13 to Developers & Public Beta Testers" MacTrast 8:48 PM
  • "Here's what a bare metal Apple Card looks like, and how to convert your own" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch Patents Tease Self-Tightening Band And High-Tech Biometric Authentication" HotHardware 3:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:04 AM

  • "iPhone XS Max is no match for Note 10 Plus when it comes to the camera" [Video Review] CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?" PC Magazine 3:46 PM
  • "A Vacation with Apple Card" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Hands-on: This 27-inch 4K BenQ Thunderbolt 3 display should pique your interest [Video] 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Key Review: The Perfect Mouse and Keyboard?" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "Hands-on with Logitech's new MX Master 3 and Keys: Premium upgrades to a beloved device" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Looking to replace your laptop with an iPad? Brydge Pro is the keyboard for you" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "Should you get a wired or wireless controller for Apple Arcade?" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "CRU ioSafe Solo Hawk Rugged SSD Review" AnandTech 8:30 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Files app makes iPad more Mac-like in iOS 13 [Video] Cult of Mac 11:01 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville hands-on — It's time for cute combat" VentureBeat 11:41 AM
  • "How to remove your Apple ID from an iPad and wipe your personal information from the device" Business Insider 3:54 PM
  • "How to add widgets on your iPhone to quickly access information from your favorite apps in 'Today View'" Business Insider 3:25 PM
  • "How to sell your old iPhone" Telegraph 8:10 AM
  • "Test: What really happens when you duplicate a file on iOS?" Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
  • "5 Personal Safety Features Every iPhone User Should Know" MacMost 1:03 PM
  • "Here's why you're only getting 1% cash back with the Apple Card" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Could Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone SE 2 In 2020 [Report] Redmond Pie 9:18 PM
  • "The rest of my Sept. 10 event wishlist" Six Colors 9:12 PM
  • "Latest canceled Apple TV+ show might be bad omen [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Why I'm super excited for Apple Tags (AirTags)" iMore 9:18 PM
  • "Going Pro" ["Here's why I think an '11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max' naming scheme makes perfect sense."]  Daring Fireball 3:22 PM
  • "Apple Hits Restart on Game Controller Support"  MacStories 11:19 AM
  • "By The Numbers: How Tariffs On Airpods & Apple Watch Impacts Apple's Profits" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "New Apple Malware Shock For 1+ Billion iPhone And iPad Users" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "A 2019 iPhone wish list: A mostly reality-based look at what we could see from Apple next week." Macworld 1:13 PM
  • "Fresh rumors raise the possibility of the iPhone SE making a return: The rumor that won't die still isn't dead" Macworld 10:04 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2: The never-ending story... It makes more sense for Apple to meet this need than to ignore it..."  Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Comment: The latest rumor is not the iPhone SE 2 many of us want to see"  9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's Tuesday iPhone Event: Here's What's Expected/Three new iPhones, new Apple Watches and the official launch dates for Apple's latest OS releases should arrive." TheStreet 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Event of the Year Is Nearly Upon Us. Here's What to Expect" Time 10:03 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple Arcade is likely to drive a new A12X Apple TV"  AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "Market Questions for Foldable Devices" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Light Phone 2 review: The cure for smartphone addiction? The Light Phone 2 will pull your focus away from a screen, but at a high price" Digital Trends 8:17 AM
  • "'Everything as a service' is coming—but we're not there quite yet: But getting there—if it's really what we want—means solving a few still-unsolved problems." Ars Technica 8:11 AM
  • "Asus ROG Phone 2 Hands-on Review: Snapdragon 855 Plus power, 120Hz OLED display and 6,000 mAh battery for very demanding gamers" Tom's Guide 8:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple TV Channels adds IFC Films Unlimited in US and Canada" AppleInsider 9:18 PM
  • "Apple shares special live EPs of its Up Next Live summer concert series: Listen to the seven live EPs from artists like Bad Bunny and Khalid." iMore 5:57 PM
  • "The best iPhone apps for movie theaters and tickets" iDownload Blog 3:43 PM
  • "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery now lets you play Quidditch" VentureBeat 11:19 AM
  • "New 'DIY Update' for 'True Skate' Lets You Place Objects Around Levels" Touch Arcade 11:01 AM
  • "Plantronics introduces BackBeat Fit 3150, Fit 3200, and Pro 5100 true wireless earbuds with improved connectivity... and MicroUSB" Android Police 10:26 AM
  • "Pro Display XDR alternative from Asus takes on Apple" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Life360 Survey Finds 25% of Parents Wish the Internet Was Never Invented, 67% Believe the Digital Age Has Made Parenting More Difficult" Business Wire 8:12 AM
  • "Google Maps just got a great new feature – but only on iPhone, not Android" BGR 10:57 AM
  • "Google Photos will let you order same-day prints from Walmart or CVS" Engadget 10:07 AM
  • "Google updated its iOS Gmail app to prevent tracking via external images" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Adidas' latest workout headphones have knitted bands and ear cushions: The in-ear FWD-01 and on-ear RPT-01 could be pretty good at wicking moisture." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Plantronics' new headphone lineup includes three true wireless options: There's also an over-ear sport model, and everything is under $200." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Logitech's MX Master 3 makes the best mouse even better: A new magnetic scroll wheel, USB-C, and an improved design that's even easier to use" The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "With new MX Master 3 and MX Keys, Logitech doubles down on productivity" Cult of Mac 7:24 AM
  • "Western Digital updates My Passport for Mac with up to 5TB of USB-C storage" AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "MyScript Nebo updated with revolutionary features" Nebo 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Big Billion Bet On Automotive Data Monetization" Seeking Alpha 8:40 AM
  • "Vodafone and IBM to provide new tech to National Express" ITS International 8:41 AM
  • "Red flag: Home Office inks £45m border tech extension with IBM" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "NVIDIA's Quadro RTX 6000 should be the most powerful laptop GPU ever: 8K content creation hits the road." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "NVIDIA Quadro Comes Up Aces: Mobile Quadro RTX Unveiled Alongside ACE Laptop Reference Design" AnandTech 7:40 AM
  • "Intel Unit Case Could Cost Big Tech $2B In Taxes" PYMNTS 8:53 AM
  • "Intel expects 100 devices with 10th Gen chips will be shipped to India this year" Live Mint 8:54 AM
  • "Intel powers one of world's fastest academic supercomputers" TechRadar UK 8:54 AM
  • "Intel: Core i9-9900KS, Cascade Lake-X chips will ship in October" PCWorld 3:20 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS 5GHz Beast CPU Ships In October, Cascade Lake-X Guns For Threadripper" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Intel is sticking 10th-gen chips into Acer, Asus, MSI, HP and Razer laptops" The Inquirer 8:37 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen boost clocks are a problem, but not for you" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "AMD CFO Sells $4M In Stock" Benzinga 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung debuts Exynos 980, a single-chip 5G modem, CPU, and GPU" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
  • "Global semiconductor sales continue to drop" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud migration startup Movere to help companies transition to Azure" GeekWire 1:12 PM
  • "Microsoft buys cloud-migration specialist Movere" ZDNet 3:27 PM
  • "Yes Bank partners Microsoft to strengthen its AI powered banking solutions" Live Mint 8:55 AM
  • "Case study: Cisco Live Europe 2019" C&IT Magazine [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple (AAPL) Stock a Safe Buy After Bond Sale, Ahead of iPhone Event?" Nasdaq 9:11 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes over 230-points higher as political fears ebb, Fed's Beige Book points to 'modest' expansion: Investors parse new commentary from Fed officials" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher as Hong Kong, Brexit Tensions Ease: Stocks finish higher as the withdrawal of an extradition bill in Hong Kong and easing of Brexit tensions in Britain help put investors in a buying state of mind." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "US stocks rebound as Hong Kong tensions ease" FOXBusiness 10:10 AM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Close Higher After Global Rally: The S&P 500 rose Wednesday to its highest level in nearly four weeks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Europe stocks surge on hopes for end to Hong Kong unrest" MarketWatch 8:31 AM

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