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Friday Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

  • "Apple Attacks EU in Court Fight Over $14 Billion Tax Bill: Apple Inc. told a European Union court it was unfairly painted as a tax dodger as it sought to topple a massive EU back-tax bill that's the hallmark of antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager's five-year crackdown on U.S. tech giants."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Opens Court Challenge to $14 Billion European Union Tax Ruling: Apple launched its case against a controversial EU tax ruling Tuesday, arguing the decision 'defies common sense' as it seeks to avoid paying around $14 billion in fines and penalties." TheStreet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple says Irish tax decision is double taxation, while Ireland says it doesn't want Apple's billions" Stuff: New Zealand 3:47 PM
  • "Apple claims £11bn EU fine 'defies reality and common sense' in landmark tax appeal" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Apple awards an additional $250 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning"  Apple 7:34 AM
  • "Apple invests $250 million in Corning for future iPhone glass research: Corning has provided glass for every iPhone since the first in 2007. This is the second investment by Apple." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Apple invests $250 million in glass maker Corning: The investment follows Apple's previous $200 million cash injection into Corning's Harrodsburg, Ky. manufacturing plant." ZDNet 11:13 AM
  • "Apple set to ring in $1 billion investment: Apple is set to commit fresh investments, to the tune of $1 billion, in India. The move comes as the company plans to begin export of 'Made in India' iPhones across the world." Times of India 8:20 AM
  • "Judge Allows Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Accusing Apple of Using Refurbished Replacements in AppleCare Coverage: Lawsuit Seeks To Reimburse AppleCare And AppleCare+ Consumers Unknowingly Given Inferior, Refurbished Or Used Parts"  Hagens Berman Law 7:25 PM
  • "How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "6 Keyboard Shortcuts You Can Use In Mac Open And Save Dialogs" MacMost 3:44 PM
Press Releases
  • "FileMaker is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms for Business Developers." FileMaker 11:37 AM
  • "Notion's powerful note-taking app is now free for students and teachers" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "1Password's corporate tool can enforce two-factor use company-wide" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "1Password Advanced Protection arrives for enterprise users with robust security controls" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Arcade could have huge consequences for the iOS app ecosystem: The App Store changed games, it's sure to happen again"  The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple and Lenovo Vie for Mobile Computing Leadership/36% of the Market was Controlled by the Two Top Vendors in Q2 2019" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook missing from list of most inspirational leaders in tech" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple can't match" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon Music HD offers lossless streaming starting at $12.99 per month" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Vintage Prototype Macintosh Portable M5120 Shown Off in New Photos" MacRumors 3:45 PM
  • "Why J.J. Abrams reportedly turned down $500 million from Apple" Quartz 7:32 AM
  • "'Mosquito Coast' Series Starring Justin Theroux Set at Apple" Variety 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Human Services says access to identity-matching database would help stop fraud" ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Bill Gates (still) doesn't think regulators should break up Big Tech: He argues that it just creates more companies that behave badly." Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Instigator of fatal Kansas swatting receives prison sentence: Viner arranged the swatting after losing a reported $1.50 bet." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator/Exclusive: Job has left some 'addicted' to extreme material and pushed others to far right"  The Guardian 8:05 AM
  • "The Pixel watch that never was: An inside look at how Google's smartwatch efforts beat Apple to the punch, but then broke down and never recovered" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:53 PM
  • "Google will soon let you search for content using screenshots" Memeburn 8:28 AM
  • "Google age discrimination case: Supervisor called me 'grandpa', engineer claims" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Debut - What The Tech Ep. 452" YouTube 4:33 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 17, 2019 –┬áiPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro reviews" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Macworld's October Digital Magazine: Is it time to replace your iPhone? The best content from Macworld wrapped up in our digital magazine." Macworld 3:45 PM
  • "Not all of the new features of the iPhone 11 were discussed at the Apple Event" The MT Show 8:24 AM
  • "iPad Pro With Triple-Lens Camera System Appears in Alleged 'Final Design Mockup'" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "iPad Pro 'final design mockup' shown with iPhone 11 Pro triple camera bump" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Tons of sources now say that iPhone 11 preorders are crushing it" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Does the iPhone 11 have a hidden feature waiting to be activated? Over the past few months rumours pointed to the iPhone 11 'borrowing' a feature from Samsung. But that feature was a no-show at the official unveiling." ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are still using LTE modems from Intel, confirms PCMag" iMore 7:33 PM
  • "Confirmed: iPhone 11 Series Phones Have Intel Modems" PC Magazine 8:14 PM
  • "iOS 13: All The New Features in Health App" iPhone Hacks 11:38 AM
  • "Apple car could be recharged by a vehicle-seeking robot in your garage" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a Smart Door Hinge System for Vehicles, MacBooks and Smart Homes" Patently Apple 8:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "iPhone 11 review: More 'pro' than it looks" Mashable 7:32 PM
  • "IPhone 11 pro review - Camera Result compared with Pixel ,Note 10 and Xs" YouTube: CreativeArts 4:33 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Preview: The Camera Hardware Changes" Halide 3:46 PM
  • "iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max Review: These Go To Eleven" VRZone 10:34 AM
  • "A Bunch Of Dog Photos Taken With The iPhone 11 Pro, Plus A Review: Very telephoto. Much ultrawide. Wow." BuzzFeed News 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Review: The one for everyone" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Review: The Ultimate iPhone Experience" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 review: So good you (probably) don't need the Pro" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: Better, but not groundbreaking" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max review: but does it offer enough?" TechRadar UK 8:05 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro And Pro Max Review: The Battery Life Is Real" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: The ultimate camera" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max: This year's extreme iPhone is for camera and battery lovers/Apple's iPhone 11 Pro models offer just a little bit extra, but some of those features matter a lot to extreme mobile users and pixel experts." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 11 Pro" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 11/It's not the best iPhone you can buy, but it certainly is a very good one for the price." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 review: The best midtier iPhone Apple has ever made" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone 11 vs Pixel 3 camera: Is there a new king?" 9to5Google 11:13 AM
  • "Unboxing the iPhone 11 with clear Apple phone case" YouTube: CNET 4:31 PM
  • "Can an iPad Pro really replace a laptop? Let's find out: What does 'Pro' really mean? Can an iPad Pro replace my MacBook Pro as a daily driver?" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Is it time for an upgrade?" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
iOS Apps
  • "I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one: Apple Arcade makes a solid first impression, but it has the potential to be much, much more." Macworld 4:26 PM
  • "How to zoom in or out in any app on an iPhone using Accessibility features" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "How to stop your kids from wasting their lives on Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Editorial: It's time Apple allowed third-party Apple Watch faces"  AppleInsider 3:46 PM
  • "Charlie Warzel of NY Times vs John Gruber" Om Malik 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Could Afford to Buy a Hollywood Studio—But Should It? Apple has the money to buy a Hollywood studio, like Sony or Lionsgate, to build out its TV+ ambitions. But its content strategy is different from competitors such as Netflix or Disney."  TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "A sour note: Calling on Apple to stop doing keynotes" Macworld 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pwn20wnd teases significant progress on A12(X) support to unc0ver" iDownload Blog 7:36 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: List of Launch Games" iPhone Hacks 11:37 AM
  • "Twitter now supports iOS 13 Dark Mode, here's how to enable it" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Hey Mophie, charge my Apple devices with your black suede pads..." Apple Must 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: Maybe)/After its botched release of the version 1809 update for Windows 10 last year, Microsoft instituted a sweeping series of changes to Windows Update. Don't be fooled by the headlines: A close look at recent issues with version 1903 suggests those changes are paying off." ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 might ditch Intel in favour of an AMD Ryzen CPU: Redmond could be seeing red" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft might abandon Intel for AMD" Channel Eye 7:44 AM
  • "Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What's probable, what's not/Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, and probably Surface Book and Surface Go line could all see refreshes." PCWorld 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft May Be Moving to AMD for their New Surface Laptop" eTeknix 7:16 AM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome Processor Performs Real-Time 8K Encoding" eTeknix 7:17 AM
  • "Linux kernel 5.3 arrives with AMD Radeon Navi support: An assault course on the senses" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel topples Nvidia's ray tracing monopoly in World of Tanks" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Gigabyte provides glimpse into Intel 400-series chipsets" Hexus 7:19 AM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen desktop CPUs to arrive with new 400-series chipset and new socket" KitGuru 7:17 AM
  • "A few bits about the new x86 server CPU leak: Once again, not giving it all away in the headline for some reason" SemiAccurate 7:02 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Says IBM Was Built on Diversity and Inclusion" Bloomberg Video 4:27 PM
  • "HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some: Security engineer actually reads privacy policy to his horror" The Register 11:03 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Analytics for Fusion ERP: The first Oracle Analytics for Applications service is here. The ERP analytics offering will eventually be joined by counterparts for human capital management, customer experience and supply chain management." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Oracle updates SaaS tools with more AI, more industry-specific features: Oracle extends the capabilities and reach of its Digital Assistant across its cloud applications, while also adding features across its applications for specific verticals." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Los Angeles prepares for cyber attack with IBM X-Force" FOXBusiness 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple chip supplier is busy producing cutting-edge chips" phoneArena 8:59 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision: U.S. stocks finished Tuesday's session with modest gains on the back of defensive bets, as investors focused on a decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve set for Wednesday after a weekend attack in the Middle East that has roiled global energy markets." MarketWatch 8:24 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Up Wall Street Awaits Fed Decision on Rates, Oil Prices Slump: Stocks end in positive territory Tuesday as investors proceed with caution as the Federal Reserve's two-day rate-setting meeting kicks off." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks gain as 2-day Fed meeting begins" FOXBusiness 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher as Oil Prices Slump: Damage to Saudi oil facilities left investors struggling to calculate the likely impact on global supplies" [Paid Membership Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Asian markets slip as tensions remain high after attack on Saudi oil facilities" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "European stocks flounder as traders look to Saudi Arabia and Fed for direction" MarketWatch 8:08 AM

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