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Monday Highlights: Today marks the 10th Anniversary of Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPad, thoughts from many including Wired writers, MacStories, iMore, and others—reports in our General Interest and Op/Ed sections; Ron Black interview at UK's Telegraph on how Imagination Technologies won back Apple; Q1 earnings set for tomorrow afternoon, Financial Times, AppleInsider on market expectations; NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, remembered by Tim Cook, industry; Apple offers sneak peak at upcoming Beastie Boys Story; iOS 14 will support same phones that run iOS 13 according to rumor.

  • "Apple's New iPhones Launch on Tuesday. Here's What to Expect: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will take the stage in Cupertino, California on Tuesday to unveil the latest iPhones. This is the company's most important day of the year. The smartphone makes up almost half of Apple's sales and new models juice other sources of revenue."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:24 AM
  • "Apple poised to report huge growth in App Store sales, Morgan Stanley says"  CNBC 9:50 AM
  • "Apple takes flak for disputing iOS security bombshell dropped by Google: Apple statement alienates the security community when the company needs it most."  Ars Technica 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Can Feel Its Reputation for Bulletproof Security Slipping Through Its Fingers"  Gizmodo UK 6:26 AM
  • "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 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "Apple accuses Google of 'stoking fear' over iPhone security issues: Apple fixed the security problem within 10 days of discovering it" The Verge 9/6
  • "Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google's findings" Reuters 9/6
  • "Apple Disputes Google Description of a Widespread iPhone Attack" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "Apple rewrote Siri to 'deflect' questions about feminism: Leaked papers show project to rewrite voice assistant's scripts wrestled with 'sensitive topics'"  The Guardian 9/6
  • "Apple reportedly tweaked Siri's responses to sensitive subjects like feminism, #MeToo" CNET 9/6
  • "Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Leaked Apple documents reveal that Siri was designed to deflect questions about feminism and #MeToo, report says" Business Insider 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "Mozilla to gradually enable DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox US users later this month" ZDNet 6:09 AM
  • "Apple Music FINALLY gets a web interface" The Next Web 9/6
  • "MacOS Catalina update is killing off some apps. Here's what you can do: 32-bit apps will no longer be supported in the new version of MacOS." CNET 9:49 AM
  • "Brace yourself, I'm in an expansive mood" Dr. Drang 1:32 PM
  • "How to Stop FaceTime Opening Automatically on Mac" OS X Daily 11:00 AM
  • "How to transfer files from Android to Mac: The official way and the smarter way!" Android Authority 6:21 AM
  • "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 9/6
  • "How to use iMovie fade features on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 9/6
  • "How to add fade in and fade out to songs in GarageBand" iDownload Blog 9/6
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Photos: Apple opens doors to its largest store in Japan" 9to5Mac 6:22 AM
  • "What to Watch at Apple's iPhone Launch" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:00 AM
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch the iPhone 11 launch live on Tuesday" Mirror Online UK 6:26 AM
  • "September 10 keynote will be streamed at Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Apple will live stream its iPhone 11 event on YouTube for the first time: No longer limited to Apple's website or Twitter" The Verge 6:26 AM
  • "Apple to stream iPhone 11 Pro event on YouTube: Event marks Apple's first live product keynote on Google's video-sharing site." CNET 6:22 AM
  • "Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism" The Register 9:49 AM
  • "Apple Looking To Make Siri Capable Of Health Conversations By 2021" Redmond Pie 5:17 PM
  • "Apple researchers improve Siri's ability to match commands with domains" VentureBeat 6:47 PM
  • "How Apple could evolve iMessage to be better for business use" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "Apple Lands Bryce Dallas Howard Documentary 'Dads' at TIFF (Exclusive)" Variety 9:45 AM
  • "Watch DC publisher Jim Lee draw the Joker on iPad Pro — amazing!" iMore 6:27 AM
  • "Exclusive: Feds Order Apple And Google To Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App"  Forbes 9/6
  • "U.S. Government Orders Apple and Google to Identify Users of a Gun Scope App" MacRumors 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "This is the start of a whole new era for Apple augmented reality"  Cult of Mac 9/6
  • "iPhone XR is easily outselling all other smartphones" Cult of Mac 9/6
  • "Cowen looks to future iPhone days ahead of Apple event" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Apple autonomous car spotted with new sensors; all-camera?"  9to5Mac 9/6
  • "Apple Music, other streaming services account for 80% of music industry revenue" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Siri will one day discuss your health problems with you" Cult of Mac 9/6
  • "Apple Fifth Avenue's reimagined glass cube opens soon" 9to5Mac 9/6
  • "Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic glass cube is unwrapped" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "Apple iPhone 11 event: How to watch, start time, and what to expect" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Liveblog: All the news from Apple's 'By Innovation Only' iPhone event" Ars Technica 9/6
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch Tim Cook's iPhone 11 keynote live" Telegraph 9/6
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro event: How to watch, start time, livestream" CNET 9/6
  • "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 9/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Millions of Exim servers vulnerable to root-granting exploit" ZDNet 7:41 PM
  • "SMS Message Spying Joker Malware Infects 500K Users In 24 Android Apps On Google Play" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Google Assistant will help you find Tile trackers: Hey Google, where did I leave my keys?" Engadget 5:41 PM
  • "New Google Pixel 4 Leaks Confirm Impressive Camera Upgrades And More RAM" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google acknowledges DOJ scrutiny as part of competition review" Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "Google Podcasts preps Material Theme redesign [Gallery] 9to5Google 11:15 AM
  • "IFA 2019: Best smart devices from Europe's biggest tech show" GearBrain 11:01 AM
  • "5 awesome pieces of new tech we saw on display at IFA 2019" Digital Trends 11:01 AM
  • "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 9/6
  • "Your phone could power a personal movie theater you wear on your face: This prototype is like Google Glass, minus the creep factor." CNET 9/6
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 9/6
  • "Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general" Engadget 9/6
  • "Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware: Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers." ZDNet 9/6
  • "How Apple will spark an AR boom [Cult of Mac Magazine 313] Cult of Mac 11:00 AM
  • "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 9/6
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone naming and ice packs" The Loop 9/6
  • "MacVoices #19213: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" MacVoices 9/6
  • "Apple Music on the Web, Voice Assistant Perspectives – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-06" The Mac Observer 9/6
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and... One More Thing? We talk Apple event leaks on The CultCastCult of Mac 9/6
  • "New iPhones, and the greatest ever cull of Mac games on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "#8: New iPad Pro Wishcasting & Podcast Transcription" Relay FM: Adapt 9/6
  • "Walmart stocking iPhone 11 cases ahead of Apple event"  9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Bloomberg: 2019 iPhones Will Have Centered Apple Logo on Back" MacRumors 2:40 PM
  • "iPhone 2020 might finally have an all-new design" Mashable 12:11 PM
  • "Apple's tracking tags will reportedly use ultra-wideband for precision: The caveat is that you'll need a new iPhone to take advantage of it" Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Kuo: 'Apple Tags' to Feature Ultra-Wideband Technology, Likely Far More Precise Than Tile's Trackers" MacRumors 9/6
  • "Kuo: Key 2020 iPhone upgrades will be all-new design, 5G, and improved cameras" 9to5Mac 9/6
  • "Apple's inclusion of ultra wide band in 2019 iPhone may enhance interior navigation" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Apple's 2020 iPhones are reportedly getting an all-new design" The Verge 9/6
  • "These 5 Great iOS 13 Features Won't Be Available on Release Day" iPhone Hacks 9/6
  • "Apple extends deadline for HTML5 app guidelines: Developers have an extra six months to follow the new guidelines." iMore 9/6
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/6
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/6
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/6

  • "Jabra Elite 75t: A first hands-on with the sequel to our favorite AirPods killer" [Video Review] CNET 12:11 PM
  • "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 9/6
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone XR" Forbes 9/6
  • "Galaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max - the benchmarks" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Asura Genesis Xtreme SSD Review: Speedy NVMe With RBG Bling" HotHardware 9/6
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 13 Beta Review – These Features Changed The Way I Use iPhone" VRZone 7:59 PM
  • "iOS 13: How to Improve iPhone Battery Life" iPhone Hacks 12:41 PM
  • "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 9/6
  • "How to Cure Your Kids' Addiction to Technology" Haaretz 9/6
  • "How to View Wi-Fi Networks Signal Strength on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 9/6
  • "How To Get An App Store Refund On Your Mac Or iPhone" MacMost 9/6
  • "Apple Music Finally Comes to Web Browsers: How to Try It" LAPTOP Magazine 9/6
  • "Here's How To Easily Use Apple Music From Any Linux Distribution" Forbes 9/6
  • "Someone might've finally figured out how to fix the frame drop problem on iPhones" BGR 9/6
  • "Safari Unchained: Finally, iPad OS. Finally."  500ish Words 5:18 PM
  • "Prediction: iPhone 11 Boring, Redesigned iPhone 12 With 5G Groundbreaking" Forbes 5:17 PM
  • "2020 iPhone SE? I don't think so: Stop teasing me with rumors of a relaunch of the iPhone SE. I can't take it anymore!" iMore 9:52 AM
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Changes to Apple Operating Systems; Insecurities, Uighurs and Apple; Return of Fetch; the USB-4 Standard" eXtensions 8:25 AM
  • "Why iOS 13 Will Be A Security Nightmare For Millions Of Apple iPhone Users" Forbes 6:21 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Event: 7 Announcements That Apple Is Expected to Make" iPhone Hacks 6:07 AM
  • "Apple Will Be Hard-Pressed to Build a Rock Star 5G Modem" EE Times 9/6
  • "Apple insider says that these will be the three biggest upgrades on the iPhone 12" BGR 9/6
  • "2020 iPhone will reportedly feature all-new design: Please let it look like the iPhone 5." iMore 9/6
  • "Apple claps back at Google for spreading FUD in iOS exploit report" The Next Web 9/6
  • "Apple Downplays iPhone Security Issue" Thurrott 9/6
  • "Apple Pushes Back on iOS Security in Wake of Google's Report" Daring Fireball 9/6
  • "Apple: Google created 'false impression' with iPhone scare" Apple Must 9/6
  • "How Apple is saving the banks (for a fee)"  Computerworld 9/6
  • "On the rumored follow-on to the iPhone SE" The Loop 9/6
  • "What to Expect at Apple's September 2019 Event: New iPhones, Apple Watch Models, Services Updates and More" MacRumors 9/6
  • "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] 9/6
  • "Everything to expect from Apple's iPhone event: iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, software updates, and more" The Verge 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "The Case For Apple to Make Home Robots Just Got Stronger" The Mac Observer 9/6
  • "Galaxy Tab S6: Why It Can (and Can't) Replace Your Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 11:01 AM
  • "What enterprises intend to do with artificial intelligence" ZDNet 11:00 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold's hard lesson: It wasn't just the screen that killed this foldable phone/Commentary: Flimsy design is a death sentence for foldable phones." CNET 6:27 AM
  • "Pop quiz: How much do you really know about Google Stadia?" Android Authority 6:22 AM
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's improved Galaxy Fold: This one probably won't break" Mashable 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "What are open-source operating systems? Everything you need to know" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 06, 2019" GoComics 9/6
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This 'Magical' iPhone App Allows You to Take Stunning Photos in the Dark" iDrop News 5:17 PM
  • "Apple to Live Stream September 10 Event on YouTube" MacRumors 9/6
  • "Apple to live-stream September special event on YouTube for first time" AppleInsider 9/6
  • "Procreate is getting a new graphics engine and the ability to import Photoshop brushes" The Verge 9/6
  • "Our favorite mechanical keyboards: They're not just for gamers." Wirecutter 9/6
  • "Sphero Mini now comes in a soccer ball design" VentureBeat 9/6
  • "AirPods clones get noise cancellation ahead of Apple" 9to5Mac 9/6
  • "Southwest Airlines customers can now pay with Apple Pay" Cult of Mac 9/6
Computer Industry
  • "Critical Windows Warning Gets Real As Wormable Exploit Weaponized" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook partners Microsoft, MIT to fight 'deepfakes': The 'Deepfake Detection Challenge' will include a data set and leaderboard, as well as grants and awards, to spur the industry to create new ways of detecting and preventing media manipulated via AI from being used to mislead others." Indo Asian News Service 11:13 AM
  • "IBM: 120 million workers need retraining as robots displace jobs" Bloomberg 9/6
  • "IBM Continues Invest Big In High-Performance Computing" Forbes 9/6
  • "IBM Launches New Services for Quantum Computing Education" Tom's Hardware 9/6
  • "IBM: Taxpayers Don't Want Local Government Paying Ransomware" ChannelFutures 9/6
  • "Microsoft makes a weird musical about itself" Neowin 9/6
  • "In nostalgic move, Microsoft brings back PowerToys for Windows 10: At the dawn of the Internet era, developers on the Windows Shell team created some nifty utilities and shared them with power users in the Windows community. A quarter-century later, PowerToys are back, and this time they're open source." ZDNet 9/6
  • "Steam Hardware survey shows gamers are embracing AMD and Nvidia, but falling out of love with Intel" TechRadar UK 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "Intel Swipes At AMD's Ryzen Boost Issues, Teases 5GHz All-Core CPU" CRN 9/6
  • "Intel's Surprise 5GHz Core i9-9900KS Launching In October: Offers Exciting Cascade Lake X Tease Too" Forbes 9/6
  • "Intel hosts supply chain symposiums in Taipei, Shanghai" DigiTimes 9/6
  • "Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets" AnandTech 9/6
  • "HPE takes server market share from Dell" CRN 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'" The Register 9/6
  • "HP Parts Ways with EMEA Chief Over Red Ink" Channelnomics 9/6
  • "How Kaltura Will Enable Oracle Video Cloud" eWeek 9/6
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 140 mln towards digitising South Africa" Telecompaper 9/6
  • "TSMC to see 7nm chip demand remain robust through 1H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9/6
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Morgan Stanley: Most investors on sidelines ahead of Apple event" Apple 3.0 6:27 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhone May Be a Yawner, but Don't Get Caught Sleeping on the Stock" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/6
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 9/6
  • "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 9/6
  • "US stocks close mixed after jobs report miss" FOXBusiness 9/6
  • "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." [Paid Membership Required] 9/6
  • "Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rally" MarketWatch 9/6
  • "European stocks hold near month highs" MarketWatch 9/6

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