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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
  • "A message about iOS security: Last week, Google published a blog about vulnerabilities that Apple fixed for iOS users in February. We've heard from customers who were concerned by some of the claims, and we want to make sure all of our customers have the facts."  Apple 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Disputes Google's Claims of a Devastating iPhone Hack: Apple says that Google oversold the nature of the hack and that it quickly fixed the vulnerability." Vice 1:27 PM
  • "Apple accuses Google of 'stoking fear' over iPhone security issues: Apple fixed the security problem within 10 days of discovering it" The Verge 1:27 PM
  • "Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google's findings" Reuters 1:33 PM
  • "Apple Disputes Google Description of a Widespread iPhone Attack" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:34 PM
  • "Apple disputes Google's accuracy on recent iOS hacks, and they may be right: Apple said that Google overstated some claims ina report about a massive hacking campaign aimed at iPhone users." ZDNet 5:17 PM
  • "Apple rewrote Siri to 'deflect' questions about feminism: Leaked papers show project to rewrite voice assistant's scripts wrestled with 'sensitive topics'"  The Guardian 8:26 AM
  • "Apple reportedly tweaked Siri's responses to sensitive subjects like feminism, #MeToo" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Leaked Apple documents reveal that Siri was designed to deflect questions about feminism and #MeToo, report says" Business Insider 9:24 AM
  • "Apple preps iPhone 11, but potential upgrade cycle remains a mystery: Apple's iPhone 11 trio may garner interest, but it's unclear whether tech buyers will part with their money. It may not matter as long as Apple keeps you in the installed base."  ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Exclusive: Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App"  Forbes 5:16 PM
  • "DOJ wants Apple, Google to relinquish user data of rifle scope app: As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people." AppleInsider 5:16 PM
  • "DoJ pushes Google and Apple to ID 10,000 users of a gun scope app: The data request is part of a weapons export investigation, but it has privacy experts concerned." Engadget 6:07 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Music FINALLY gets a web interface" The Next Web 8:44 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Agenda 6 review: Note taking gets supercharged with calendar events, reminders/Integration with calendar events and reminders make the Agenda 6 notetaking app a contender worth checking out." Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "How to use iMovie fade features on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "How to add fade in and fade out to songs in GarageBand" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Exclusive: Feds Order Apple And Google To Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App"  Forbes 3:25 PM
  • "U.S. Government Orders Apple and Google to Identify Users of a Gun Scope App" MacRumors 3:25 PM
  • "This is the start of a whole new era for Apple augmented reality"  Cult of Mac 10:14 AM
  • "iPhone XR is easily outselling all other smartphones" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Cowen looks to future iPhone days ahead of Apple event" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple autonomous car spotted with new sensors; all-camera?"  9to5Mac 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Music, other streaming services account for 80% of music industry revenue" AppleInsider 7:21 PM
  • "Siri will one day discuss your health problems with you" Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Fifth Avenue's reimagined glass cube opens soon" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic glass cube is unwrapped" AppleInsider 11:55 AM
  • "Apple Store in San Mateo latest to be targeted by thieves: Authorities say three suspects stole 40 products in mere minutes Thursday night" Bay Area News Group 8:32 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 event: How to watch, start time, and what to expect" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Liveblog: All the news from Apple's 'By Innovation Only' iPhone event" Ars Technica 12:16 PM
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch Tim Cook's iPhone 11 keynote live" Telegraph 8:56 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro event: How to watch, start time, livestream" CNET 8:38 AM
  • "Behold Jony Ive's wild all-diamond ring of many sparkles: Apple's departing designer teamed with Marc Newson to make the world's craziest diamond ring, and you can finally see it." CNET 2:36 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "NY: T-Mobile's Metro Stores Sold Used Phones as New to Consumers/NYC investigators uncovered at least 21 instances of local 'Metro by T-Mobile' stores repackaging used handsets, including iPhones, and selling them as new." PC Magazine 1:32 PM
  • "Your phone could power a personal movie theater you wear on your face: This prototype is like Google Glass, minus the creep factor." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes: Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware: Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers." ZDNet 7:56 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Banished for Kanye: The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 3:30 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone naming and ice packs" The Loop 2:34 PM
  • "MacVoices #19213: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" MacVoices 1:24 PM
  • "Apple Music on the Web, Voice Assistant Perspectives – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-06" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and... One More Thing? We talk Apple event leaks on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "New iPhones, and the greatest ever cull of Mac games on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "#8: New iPad Pro Wishcasting & Podcast Transcription" Relay FM: Adapt 8:01 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Kuo: 'Apple Tags' to Feature Ultra-Wideband Technology, Likely Far More Precise Than Tile's Trackers" MacRumors 10:55 AM
  • "Kuo: Key 2020 iPhone upgrades will be all-new design, 5G, and improved cameras" 9to5Mac 12:12 PM
  • "Apple's inclusion of ultra wide band in 2019 iPhone may enhance interior navigation" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
  • "Apple's 2020 iPhones are reportedly getting an all-new design" The Verge 2:46 PM
  • "These 5 Great iOS 13 Features Won't Be Available on Release Day" iPhone Hacks 8:00 AM
  • "Apple extends deadline for HTML5 app guidelines: Developers have an extra six months to follow the new guidelines." iMore 7:17 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Card review: Best for iPhone users who love Apple Pay/For everyone else, the iPhone requirement and the lack of perks limit its usefulness." CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone XR" Forbes 2:36 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max - the benchmarks" AppleInsider 12:16 PM
  • "Geekbench 5 Pro Mac Results" Bare Feats 1:24 PM
  • "Asura Genesis Xtreme SSD Review: Speedy NVMe With RBG Bling" HotHardware 11:52 AM
iOS Apps
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Sell Your iPhone Safely: And for the most cash. Before you trade your current iPhone for whatever Apple reveals this month, here's how to get your old smartphone ready to sell." PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "How to Cure Your Kids' Addiction to Technology" Haaretz 3:49 PM
  • "How to View Wi-Fi Networks Signal Strength on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 2:40 PM
  • "How To Get An App Store Refund On Your Mac Or iPhone" MacMost 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Music Finally Comes to Web Browsers: How to Try It" LAPTOP Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "Here's How To Easily Use Apple Music From Any Linux Distribution" Forbes 8:14 AM
Tips
  • "Someone might've finally figured out how to fix the frame drop problem on iPhones" BGR 2:34 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Will Be Hard-Pressed to Build a Rock Star 5G Modem" EE Times 9:18 PM
  • "Apple insider says that these will be the three biggest upgrades on the iPhone 12" BGR 7:13 PM
  • "2020 iPhone will reportedly feature all-new design: Please let it look like the iPhone 5." iMore 7:15 PM
  • "Apple claps back at Google for spreading FUD in iOS exploit report" The Next Web 3:24 PM
  • "Apple Downplays iPhone Security Issue" Thurrott 2:55 PM
  • "Apple Pushes Back on iOS Security in Wake of Google's Report" Daring Fireball 2:40 PM
  • "Apple: Google created 'false impression' with iPhone scare" Apple Must 1:24 PM
  • "How Apple is saving the banks (for a fee)"  Computerworld 9:13 AM
  • "On the rumored follow-on to the iPhone SE" The Loop 8:54 AM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's September 2019 Event: New iPhones, Apple Watch Models, Services Updates and More" MacRumors 3:25 PM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's Fall Hardware Extravaganza: The event scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 should be filled with a whole lot of new devices." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:40 PM
  • "Everything to expect from Apple's iPhone event: iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "Three things that probably won't show up at next week's Apple event: A few things that you shouldn't bank on hearing about on Tuesday." Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "The Case For Apple to Make Home Robots Just Got Stronger" The Mac Observer 2:32 PM
Non-Apple
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's improved Galaxy Fold: This one probably won't break" Mashable 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors: Why antitrust investigators should take a look at the company's latest project" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "5 reasons why you should never trust a free VPN: Take your privacy and security seriously enough to avoid malware, ad tracking and slow connections." CNET 8:20 AM
  • "What are open-source operating systems? Everything you need to know" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 06, 2019" GoComics 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple to Live Stream September 10 Event on YouTube" MacRumors 7:20 PM
  • "Apple to live-stream September special event on YouTube for first time" AppleInsider 7:20 PM
  • "Procreate is getting a new graphics engine and the ability to import Photoshop brushes" The Verge 3:24 PM
  • "Our favorite mechanical keyboards: They're not just for gamers." Wirecutter 12:16 PM
  • "Sphero Mini now comes in a soccer ball design" VentureBeat 8:51 AM
  • "AirPods clones get noise cancellation ahead of Apple" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Southwest Airlines customers can now pay with Apple Pay" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM: 120 million workers need retraining as robots displace jobs" Bloomberg 9:11 AM
  • "IBM Continues Invest Big In High-Performance Computing" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "IBM Launches New Services for Quantum Computing Education" Tom's Hardware 9:11 AM
  • "IBM: Taxpayers Don't Want Local Government Paying Ransomware" ChannelFutures 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft makes a weird musical about itself" Neowin 5:14 PM
  • "Steam Hardware survey shows gamers are embracing AMD and Nvidia, but falling out of love with Intel" TechRadar UK 9:16 AM
  • "Intel is optimistic about cloud spending and an AMD price battle: Chip-related stocks had a second straight day of 3% gains on Thursday" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Swipes At AMD's Ryzen Boost Issues, Teases 5GHz All-Core CPU" CRN 9:17 AM
  • "Intel's Surprise 5GHz Core i9-9900KS Launching In October: Offers Exciting Cascade Lake X Tease Too" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Intel hosts supply chain symposiums in Taipei, Shanghai" DigiTimes 8:29 AM
  • "Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets" AnandTech 2:40 PM
  • "HPE takes server market share from Dell" CRN 9:10 AM
  • "HP targets growing pouch market: HP will show a 'digital pouch factory' at Labelexpo, as one of its major customers in North America gears up to begin pouch manufacturing in the UK." PrintWeek 9:08 AM
  • "HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "HP Parts Ways with EMEA Chief Over Red Ink" Channelnomics 9:08 AM
  • "How Kaltura Will Enable Oracle Video Cloud" eWeek 9:05 AM
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 140 mln towards digitising South Africa" Telecompaper 9:04 AM
  • "TSMC to see 7nm chip demand remain robust through 1H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's New iPhone May Be a Yawner, but Don't Get Caught Sleeping on the Stock" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains, as stock market caps off solid week despite tepid jobs report: Fed's Jerome Powell says jobs report reflects healthy labor market, speaking at a panel in Zurich" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Jobs Growth Slows, Fed's Powell Says Outlook Favorable: Stocks ended mixed Friday as a weaker-than-expected jobs report boosted chances for another interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated a pledge to 'act as appropriate to sustain' the U.S. expansion." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks close mixed after jobs report miss" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb After Jobs Report: U.S. stocks finished the week higher after the August jobs report showed hiring slowed in a month racked by trade threats, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to cut interest rates again later this month." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rally" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks hold near month highs" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

 
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