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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
  • "How Apple Stacked the App Store With Its Own Products: Top spots in App Store search results are some of the most fought over real estate in the online economy. The store generated more than $50 billion in sales last year, and the company said two-thirds of app downloads started with a search."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:10 AM
  • "Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom" TechCrunch 10:56 AM
  • "Apple has been accused of acting like a monopoly — and new investigation into its App Store only gives its critics more ammo to make their case"  Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "Apple responds to iPhone factory criticism" ["'We have confirmed all workers are being compensated appropriately, including any overtime wages and bonuses, all overtime work was voluntary and there was no evidence of forced labour,' Apple said in a statement."]  BBC 7:51 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China"  Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law to Build Latest iPhones"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:43 AM
  • "Four-year probe finds Foxconn's Apple 11 factory 'routinely' flouts Chinese labour laws" The Register 7:24 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn acknowledge relying on temporary workers in China too much" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones, tight pricing" Reuters 1:53 PM
  • "Buy iPhone 11 or wait for 5G? Apple's potential upgrade cycle remains a mystery" ZDNet 7:12 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Parallels 15 review: Key refinements for DirectX 11 and Catalina lead the way for Windows virtualization on macOS" 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
  • "A Look At the Apple Music Web Beta" MacMost 1:43 PM
  • "How to enable color blindness screen filters on macOS" AddictiveTips 1:52 PM
  • "How to edit, trim and adjust audio clips in iMovie" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "A game of cat and Mouse Keys on the Mac: Fluffy can be thwarted by changing an accessibility setting." Macworld 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure: Security researchers say iOS's security woes stem in part from Apple putting too much trust in its own software's code."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:54 PM
  • "The Dazzling Iridescence Of Apple's Rainbow Cube On Fifth Avenue"  The Verge 3:05 PM
  • "9 Images of Apple's Beautiful, Colorful New Fifth Ave Cube in NYC" The Mac Observer 7:17 PM
  • "Simon-Kucher & Partners Study Reveals Consumers Willing to Pay Up to $2,400 for New iPhone"  Business Wire 8:46 AM
  • "Smartphone Challenges Continue in 2019, But 5G and Emerging Markets Will Bring Growth Back to the Market in 2020, According to IDC" ["iOS: 2019 will remain a challenging year for iPhone shipments with volumes expected to drop to 177.9 million, down 14.8% year over year, mostly due to market maturity as well as a lack of 5G devices. However, Apple is likely to deliver 5G handsets later in 2020, which will pick up iOS volumes slightly as it will have an edge over other vendors with a better understanding of 5G market conditions for a much more planned launch."]  Business Wire 7:39 AM
  • "Apple iPhone sales could fall without a 5G phone, IDC predicts: 2019 will be 'challenging' for Apple without a 5G phone, IDC says." CNET 3:58 PM
  • "Hearables Are the New Wearables, Says IDC" ["Apple led the market for hearables by capturing 50.2% share during the quarter. New products such as the refreshed AirPods and the latest from the Beats lineup helped the company grow 218.2% compared to last year. With the iPhone business facing challenges, Apple's wearables business, particularly the popularity of the AirPods, is helping the company once again become the de facto standard though this time it's for hearables."] Business Wire 7:39 AM
  • "From the iPod to the iPhone 11: a history of Apple's mysterious event invitations"  Telegraph 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 iPhone 11 Event Start Time" iPhone Hacks 7:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 event: How to watch and what to expect" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "iPhone 11 event will live-stream on YouTube for the first time" Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Self-Driving Car Spotted in Cupertino" Market Realist 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Stores Being Updated With New 3D Window Displays" MacRumors 1:54 PM
  • "Apple Card would have saved customers from store clerk with photographic memory" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei drops lawsuit against U.S. over seized equipment: court filing" Reuters 8:38 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 takes pretty photos of stars in leaked video" Mashable 10:19 AM
  • "How Google feeds your data to advertisers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "YouTube promised to halt comments on kids videos already. It hasn't" CNET 7:24 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppStories, Episode 128 – Organizing iOS 13"s New Share Sheet" MacStories 5:49 PM
  • "Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers (#5) -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 4:12 PM
  • "Weaponizing security flaws, Apple Watch Slow Burn – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-09" The Mac Observer 12:41 PM
  • "Optimizing Storage, Migration, Snapshots, and Combo Updates – Mac Geek Gab 778" The Mac Observer 7:16 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 11 series specs+ price leak"  SlashLeaks 3:26 PM
  • "The Drumroll for iPhone 11 Begins; Cook Kicks Off Launch" Wedbush [4-page PDF] 3:26 PM
  • "iPhone 11 might see a tiny price drop" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Apple's Face ID leads the way and why the iPhone notch could be here to stay"  Express UK 7:56 AM
  • "Apple says Face ID is coming to more devices, but Touch ID continues" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Greg Joswiak Says Touch ID Will 'Continue to Have a Role'" MacRumors 8:45 AM
  • "Greg Joswiak says Touch ID isn't going anywhere just yet" iDownload Blog 10:15 AM
  • "2019 iPhones to Include New 'R1' Sensor Coprocessor Codenamed 'Rose'"  MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's Rose chip will reportedly supercharge motion and position tracking" VentureBeat 11:03 AM
  • "iPhone 11"s Apple logo will shift for big new feature" Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Kuo on iPhone 11: No Apple Pencil support, bilateral wireless charging potentially scrapped, more" 9to5Mac 6:31 PM
  • "Everything you thought you knew about the iPhone 11 is wrong (at least some of it) according to Kuo" iMore 7:13 PM
  • "New iPhone might not feature two-way wireless charging, will include 18W USB adapter, more" AppleInsider 8:22 PM
  • "Craig Federighi says scheduled iMessages is something 'we've definitely considered'" iDownload Blog 1:52 PM
  • "Craig Federighi: lyrics visualizer coming in iOS 13.1, iMessage scheduling considered" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "Other Apple releases besides the iPhone on Tuesday will drive revenue, says JP Morgan" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 2018 iPad Pro Models" MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:25 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:25 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Logitech MX Master 3 Review" Thurrott 3:59 PM
  • "Forget the AirPower; mophie's wireless charging solutions step up to the plate" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa 2 review: smart fitness tracker, dumb smartwatch" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa 2 review: A solid replacement, but not totally remade" Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa 2 review: Time lapse" iMore 8:17 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to take iOS 13"s new PDF screenshots, including text!" Cult of Mac 1:53 PM
  • "How to Fix a Grayed-Out Speaker Icon on the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus" iFixit 10:16 AM
  • "How to get street view on Google Maps on a phone or computer, for an interactive tour of unfamiliar areas" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "How to install a smart switch: Installing a smart switch is an easy project that anyone can tackle." TechHive 8:05 AM
Tips
  • "You can now draw with your finger in OneNote on iOS" iMore 11:54 AM
  • "10 ways iOS 13"s Reminders app can turn you into a productivity beast" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Hints and tips for syncing your iPhone, iPad and Mac" Telegraph 8:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone 11 might lack two hotly-anticipated features" Cult of Mac 9:09 PM
  • "The 2020 iPhone already sounds way more exciting than the iPhone 11" Mashable 6:53 PM
  • "No, Apple Shouldn't Make Elon Musk Its CEO. Here's What It Should Do Instead: A CNBC commentator says that Apple should ditch Tim Cook for Elon Musk. That's a really bad idea."  Inc. 3:55 PM
  • "Can Apple (and Android) users afford the new iPhone? With even the 'affordable' iPhone looking set to cost over $700, who can afford the new iPhone?" ZDNet 2:55 PM
  • "iPhone 11 rumors: The new iPhones have a sensor coprocessor named 'Rose' or 'R1'" Macworld 1:54 PM
  • "What is Apple's new R1 chip inside iPhone 11 and what does it do?" Apple Must 11:49 AM
  • "Will Apple TV 2019 ignite new business opportunity? If so, it will be found at the intersection of AR, AI and the liberal arts..." Computerworld 10:55 AM
  • "My four-year-old iPhone 6s Plus is too good to upgrade, and that should worry Apple: Planned obsolescence may not be enough to drive iPhone upgrade sales. Model year practices of the early auto industry offer up some fascinating parallels."  ZDNet 10:19 AM
  • "Comment: I can see only an expensive solution to Apple/Foxconn's legal problem" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Apple September 2019 iPhone Event Preview" iMore 10:37 AM
  • "iPhone is dead! Long live Apple Phone! Somewhere in an alternate universe, Tim Cook is busy rehearsing his September 10th event."  Ken Segall's Observatory 10:02 AM
  • "This stunning all-screen iPhone concept out-designs Apple's real iPhone 11" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "What's next for fitness wearables?" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Store employee says job is now all about pushing services" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Will Apple justify the iPhone 11"s camera bump? Smartphone cameras are plateauing"  The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "There's a very simple explanation for one of the iPhone 11"s most peculiar design changes" BGR 8:10 AM
  • "How Apple stacked the App Store with its own products" The Loop 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Adjusts App Store Algorithm After Realizing Many Apple Apps Dominate Search Results" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "What New Products Will Be Unveiled At The 'By Innovation Only' Apple Event?" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "My predictions for the Apple event: new iPhones (d'uh), Apple Watches, and — yes — iPad Pros" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Android 10 review: Good today, better tomorrow" Engadget 5:37 PM
  • "Comment: Pixel 4 will bring some major moves for Google software" 9to5Google 1:53 PM
  • "Taking the AI Approach to US Problem-Solving" TechNewsWorld 1:52 PM
  • "We're Spending $11B on Education Technology: How Do We Know If It's Working?" Forbes 7:23 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "9to5Mac joins the dark side — you can now enjoy automatic Dark Mode on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" 9to5Mac 5:49 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd updates unc0ver jailbreak with more bug fixes" iDownload Blog 1:53 PM
  • "GameClub bringing classic iOS games back to the App Store this fall" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 9: Gary Rosenzweig, FileMaker, Backup Strategies, and New Apple Products" The MUG Center 8:44 AM
  • "Focos 2.0 uses AI to add portrait-mode effects to any photo" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Vivaldi is releasing an Android version of its highly-customizable browser" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Vivaldi web browser finally arrives on mobile" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft president says US government isn't being open about Huawei ban: Brad Smith told Bloomberg he wants evidence backing up the Trump administration's ban on the Chinese company." CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's top lawyer: Trump's Huawei ban makes no sense/Huawei ban is like preventing a hotel chain from buying beds, says Microsoft president Brad Smith." ZDNet 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft president sides with Huawei in battle with US" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles" Reuters 1:52 PM
  • "Could Microsoft introduce an Intel Core m3-based Surface Go, after all?" ZDNet 4:04 PM
  • "Intel admits it's losing to AMD, but promises an aggressive fightback" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "Intel 'not hitting the red panic button' despite admitting AMD market share gains" PCGamesN 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Says Tiger Lake Gen12 Xe Graphics Is Its Biggest Architectural Revamp In A Decade" HotHardware 4:13 PM
  • "Nvidia's next GPU could be the GTX 1660 Super to take on budget AMD graphics cards" TechRadar UK 8:35 AM
  • "Intel Stock Still Has a Little Room for Growth Left" InvestorPlace 8:36 AM
  • "Red Hat Purchase Makes IBM Stock Speculative Dividend Play" InvestorPlace 8:22 PM
  • "Dell brings in dedicated online channel for SMBs, startups in India" The Economic Times 8:30 AM
  • "Server Market's Q2 in the Doldrums: Dell, HPE & More in View" Zacks 8:30 AM
  • "'I now buy from other vendors when I can' - partners attack HP for 'undercutting' the channel: Fears emerge the vendor is 'silently' ramping up its direct model with aggressive pricing" CRN 8:29 AM
  • "HP Stock Takes a Hit After Analyst Downgrade: Analysts at Bernstein Research are raising red flags over HP's printing unit, which saw a 5% drop in revenue in the most recent quarter." TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Oracle to channel: train on our stuff or else" CRN Australia 8:28 AM
  • "Can Oracle Identity Management be the Ideal Solution for Governance Challenges?" CIO Review 8:27 AM
  • "The lawsuit against Oracle's Larry Ellison and Safra Catz lists some eye-popping allegations behind the $9.3 billion NetSuite deal" Business Insider [BI Prime] 6:50 PM
  • "Implementing Powerful Security Controls with Oracle Database Vault" CIO Review 8:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple in trade war 'nightmare' and iPhones in limbo" FOXBusiness 1:45 PM
  • "Apple will wring out $18bn by upselling NAND to fanbois – analyst" The Register 7:36 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs longest win streak in 8 weeks but other indexes slip as tariff, growth woes linger: AT&T shares rise 1.5% on Elliott Management plan" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Higher; Wall Street Wavers Amid Expected Central Bank Stimulus: Stocks finish mixed Monday as investors assess moves by the world's central banks to stimulate their economies." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Jones Extends Win Streak As These 5 Blue Chip Stocks Rally: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off session highs but still extended its win streak to four by holding small gains in the stock market today." Investor's Business Daily 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Edge Up As Investors Hope for Rate Cuts: The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys rose, buoying financial stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as investors weigh latest economic data: Nikkei, Shanghai indexes edge up; Hang Seng stays about flat" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

 
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