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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 Bets More Cameras Can Keep iPhone Humming: Trio of smartphones is expected alongside a new smartwatch and subscription services designed to diversify Apple's business" [Paid Membership Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Can Apple's iPhone 11 Still Surprise in an Age of Leaks? A lot of iPhone 11 secrets have already spilled"  Tom's Guide 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's biggest event of the year is happening next week — here's everything it's expected to announce" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Needs to Keep Accessorizing: Revenue from the iconic smartphone slid 15% from a year earlier for the nine-month period that ended in June" [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Apple Finds New Profits in Services and App Store" Market Realist 9:39 AM
  • "Think your iPhone is safe from hackers? That's what they want you to think..."  The Guardian 7:32 AM
  • "Apple criticized for insensitively downplaying Google's iOS vulnerability revelations"  BetaNews 7:50 AM
  • "Apple calls out Google for 'stoking fear' and creating 'false impression' of iOS exploit" USA Today 5:47 PM
  • "Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law to Build Latest iPhones"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:14 PM
  • "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] 9/7
  • "Apple poised to report huge growth in App Store sales, Morgan Stanley says"  CNBC 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "Apple Can Feel Its Reputation for Bulletproof Security Slipping Through Its Fingers"  Gizmodo UK 9/7
  • "Mozilla to gradually enable DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox US users later this month" ZDNet 9/7
  • "How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) in Google Chrome" ZDNet 6:15 PM
  • "Apple Music FINALLY gets a web interface" The Next Web 9/6
  • "VPN Unlimited Review for macOS and iOS – Mac, iPhone, and iPad" MacTrast 5:34 PM
  • "Drowning in tabs? Here's how to make Google Chrome work for you: It's so easy to keep on opening tabs only to find yourself cast adrift in an ocean of webpages, not able to navigate yourself back to the information you need." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "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 9/7
  • "Brace yourself, I'm in an expansive mood" Dr. Drang 9/7
  • "How to Stop FaceTime Opening Automatically on Mac" OS X Daily 9/7
  • "How to transfer files from Android to Mac: The official way and the smarter way!" Android Authority 9/7
  • "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
  • "Apple store veteran: We're like car salesmen or Best Buy employees now/As Apple places more and more emphasis on services, is it putting more and more emphasis on store employees selling add-ons? A current store employee says it's so."  ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch Tim Cook's iPhone 11 keynote live" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "Man With Swift Reflexes Catches iPhone Mid-Air While Riding A Roller Coaster At 80mph" UberGizmo 6:59 PM
  • "Photos: Apple opens doors to its largest store in Japan" 9to5Mac 9/7
  • "What to Watch at Apple's iPhone Launch" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9/7
  • "Apple event 2019: How to watch the iPhone 11 launch live on Tuesday" Mirror Online UK 9/7
  • "September 10 keynote will be streamed at Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "Apple to stream iPhone 11 Pro event on YouTube: Event marks Apple's first live product keynote on Google's video-sharing site." CNET 9/7
  • "Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism" The Register 9/7
  • "Apple Looking To Make Siri Capable Of Health Conversations By 2021" Redmond Pie 9/7
  • "Apple researchers improve Siri's ability to match commands with domains" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "How Apple could evolve iMessage to be better for business use" 9to5Mac 9/7
  • "Apple Lands Bryce Dallas Howard Documentary 'Dads' at TIFF (Exclusive)" Variety 9/7
  • "Watch DC publisher Jim Lee draw the Joker on iPad Pro — amazing!" iMore 9/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Mobile Phones Are Driving A Solar Revolution In Papua New Guinea" Forbes 5:33 PM
  • "Pixel 4 Exclusive Google Assistant Call Feature To Make Being Placed On Hold Less Annoying" HotHardware 4:13 PM
  • "Apps, AI, & sweeper keepers - big data hits the football big time" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Read this before allowing your kids to go anywhere near a computer: YouTube was fined $170 million for allegedly collecting children's data. It did not admit any wrongdoing" MarketWatch 7:30 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold relaunches in September, but it's not the only foldable phone coming: As Samsung prepares for the Fold, these other companies have big plans, too." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Millions of Exim servers vulnerable to root-granting exploit" ZDNet 9/7
  • "SMS Message Spying Joker Malware Infects 500K Users In 24 Android Apps On Google Play" HotHardware 9/7
  • "Google Assistant will help you find Tile trackers: Hey Google, where did I leave my keys?" Engadget 9/7
  • "New Google Pixel 4 Leaks Confirm Impressive Camera Upgrades And More RAM" HotHardware 9/7
  • "Google acknowledges DOJ scrutiny as part of competition review" Engadget 9/7
  • "Google Podcasts preps Material Theme redesign [Gallery] 9to5Google 9/7
  • "IFA 2019: Best smart devices from Europe's biggest tech show" GearBrain 9/7
  • "5 awesome pieces of new tech we saw on display at IFA 2019" Digital Trends 9/7
  • "#499: Backups and Updates/Backing up our Macs, iPhones and iPads is easier than ever, but many people don't bother making sure their data is safe and sound. This week, David and Stephen talk through some basic backup strategies before offering some advice when considering upgrading to new versions of macOS and iOS." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 5:39 PM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 154: Which iPhone Is That?" Above Avalon 12:30 PM
  • "How Apple will spark an AR boom [Cult of Mac Magazine 313] Cult of Mac 9/7
  • "Where does the Apple Watch go next? Iterative updates look like the future for top smartwatch" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "Security researcher Umang Raghuvanshi open-sources Sock Puppet 3 exploit for iOS 12.4" iDownload Blog 11:03 AM
  • "Walmart stocking iPhone 11 cases ahead of Apple event"  9to5Mac 9/7
  • "Bloomberg: 2019 iPhones Will Have Centered Apple Logo on Back" MacRumors 9/7
  • "iPhone 2020 might finally have an all-new design" Mashable 9/7
  • "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 9/7
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

  • "Audio-Technica's $99 true wireless earbuds sound amazing: And with six hours of battery life, you're not making many sacrifices." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "Review: Mophie's new multi-device chargers help you cut the cords" AppleInsider 12:19 PM
  • "Jabra Elite 75t: A first hands-on with the sequel to our favorite AirPods killer" [Video Review] CNET 9/7
  • "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
  • "New Apple CarPlay iOS 13 reviewed" WhichCar 7:32 AM
  • "iOS 13 Beta Review – These Features Changed The Way I Use iPhone" VRZone 9/7
  • "How to protect your hearing with iOS 13 and watchOS 6" 9to5Mac 5:33 PM
  • "How to Stream Spotify from iPhone to Sonos Speaker" OS X Daily 11:57 AM
  • "How to offload apps on your iPhone: If you have to make room on your iPhone, you can offload apps you don't use" Digital Trends 9:39 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to Improve iPhone Battery Life" iPhone Hacks 9/7
  • "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
  • "Here's What to Do If Your iPhone Has Been Blacklisted as Stolen" iDrop News 5:34 PM
  • "Someone might've finally figured out how to fix the frame drop problem on iPhones" BGR 9/6
  • "If we can't trust Apple, who can we trust?"  Om Malik 5:32 PM
  • "Apple App Store Kvetching: It's indisputable that the iPhone wouldn't be so uniquely successful without the iOS App Store. But is Apple cheating? Some critics contend that Apple rewards the brilliance of some third-party apps by building them into the subsequent iOS release"  Monday Note 5:21 PM
  • "Five Years Ago, Tim Cook Unveiled the Apple Watch" 512 Pixels 11:57 AM
  • "Comment: Is it time for Apple to upgrade Family Sharing with new features?" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Safari Unchained: Finally, iPad OS. Finally."  500ish Words 9/7
  • "Prediction: iPhone 11 Boring, Redesigned iPhone 12 With 5G Groundbreaking" Forbes 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "Cassandra -Weekend Review: Changes to Apple Operating Systems; Insecurities, Uighurs and Apple; Return of Fetch; the USB-4 Standard" eXtensions 9/7
  • "Why iOS 13 Will Be A Security Nightmare For Millions Of Apple iPhone Users" Forbes 9/7
  • "iPhone 11 Event: 7 Announcements That Apple Is Expected to Make" iPhone Hacks 9/7
  • "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
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: A Quick Follow-Up" Thurrott 11:58 AM
  • "Galaxy Tab S6: Why It Can (and Can't) Replace Your Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 9/7
  • "What enterprises intend to do with artificial intelligence" ZDNet 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "Pop quiz: How much do you really know about Google Stadia?" Android Authority 9/7
  • "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
  • "Unc0ver 3.6.0 IPA iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Update Released, Prepares Packages For Full-Fledged A12-A12X Support" Redmond Pie 8:07 PM
  • "ICYMI: All the best accessories for Apple users announced at IFA" AppleInsider 5:33 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v3.6.0, claims 'biggest stability and reliability update ever'" iDownload Blog 5:33 PM
  • "This 'Magical' iPhone App Allows You to Take Stunning Photos in the Dark" iDrop News 9/7
  • "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
  • "How Top-Valued Microsoft Has Avoided the Big Tech Backlash" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Trump Gets Shocking New Huawei Warning—From Microsoft" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech" Time 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Confirms AMD Ryzen Stole Marketshare And Vows Vigorous Counterattack" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "Intel Finally Admits It Lost Market Share To AMD, Vows To Get More Aggressive" WCCFTech 9:15 PM
  • "First Ever DoS Cyber-Attack On A US Power Grid Detailed In Startling Report" HotHardware 4:13 PM
  • "Critical Windows Warning Gets Real As Wormable Exploit Weaponized" Forbes 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "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 9/7
  • "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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