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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 Arcade Launches Tomorrow. What That Means For Apple's Quest to Own Entertainment."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Fights 'Phantom' Units Claim in $14 Billion EU Court Clash"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Losing the Apple Battle Might Help Win the Tech Tax War: If the European Commission loses its $14 billion case against Apple, calls to overhaul the global tax regime will be difficult to ignore." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Buyers Win Class Cert. Over Refurbished iPhone Parts"  Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 92 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 1:26 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac review: Metal makes this one for the gamers/Now with improved launch times, graphics improvements, and automatic monitoring of storage, CPU, RAM, and video memory." Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "How to make sure your sent email is copied to the right location in Mail: You can store your Sent mailbox on a server or in a Sent folder on a device." Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "How to check which version of macOS your Mac computer is running in 3 simple steps" Business Insider 1:23 PM
  • "How to display the size of an app's frontmost window" The Robservatory 1:24 PM
  • "Creating Custom Finder Quick Actions With Automator" MacMost 1:35 PM
  • "How to create a picture-in-picture video in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's Truman Show" Rixstep 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "CLIX: White's the new Black" Rixstep 3:13 PM
  • "Migrating Everything to iPhone 11 (Pro) Only Needs 1 Simple Click with Newly Refined AnyTrans 8" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'We Could Say Anything To Each Other': Bob Iger Remembers Steve Jobs, The Pixar Drama, And The Apple Merger That Wasn't"  Vanity Vair 4:03 PM
  • "Bob Iger: If Steve Jobs Were Alive, We Would Likely Have Combined Apple and Disney" MacRumors 4:04 PM
  • "Bob Iger: Disney and Apple likely to have merged if Steve Jobs was alive/Disney CEO Bob Iger in an upcoming memoir says he believes his relationship with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have led to a merger between their companies, similar to Disney's assimilation of another Jobs company, Pixar." AppleInsider 5:20 PM
  • "Which New iPhone Features Are the Most Tempting to Buyers?" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Analyst thinks the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro is the most popular of the new iPhones" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "iPhone 11 pricing shores up pre-orders in Taiwan" DigiTimes 8:37 AM
  • "Wedbush: Apple Can Beat iPhone Delivery Estimates Of 70M" Benzinga 10:50 AM
  • "Apple's VP of communications is leaving the company: Steve Dowling, who has headed Apple's communications for the last five years, is leaving after 16 years at the company." Recode 2:51 PM
  • "Apple's VP of communications, Steve Dowling, is leaving Apple after 16 years" iDownload Blog 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's Investment in India: Did Trump Compel It?"  Market Realist 8:14 AM
  • "Apple is trying to trademark 'Slofie'" The Verge 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Files Trademark Application for 'Slofies'" MacRumors 11:47 AM
  • "Stop laughing! Trademark application suggests Apple was serious about 'Slofie'" Digital Trends 2:30 PM
  • "'Helpsters' and 'Ghostwriter' AppleTV+ trailers now available" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iOS 7's major redesign divides fans" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Watch was canceled at the last minute way back in 2016" SlashGear 10:09 PM
  • "NBCUniversal will shut down its game publishing business" VentureBeat 8:54 PM
  • "Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit: The deal hasn't worked out as well as planned." Engadget 7:04 PM
  • "Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg would lose billions under Elizabeth Warren's tax plan" Business Insider 11:19 AM
  • "Fossil hybrid smartwatch leaks online with 2-week battery life" Android Central 10:21 AM
  • "7 things to know about the augmented reality landscape" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Google canned Pixel watches at the last minute in 2016 because they were crap" Android Police 9:26 AM
  • "Google search can now point you to the exact part of a video you need" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Protocol found in webcams and DVRs are fueling a new round of big DDoSes" Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages" Associated Press 9:28 AM
  • "Facebook Really, Really Wants To Open A Portal Inside Your House" BuzzFeed News 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook Portal security concerns laid bare as company admits humans can listen in" Telegraph 8:05 AM
  • "#312: Nerdy, Technolust Folks/Our favorite smartphone photos, our thoughts on selfies, what we still want from the Apple Watch, and whether we think Night Mode on the new iPhones is a gimmick or a great new feature." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:33 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 054: 'A whole wardrobe full of hats', with special guest David Barnard" 9to5Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts"  Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone 11 battery, RAM details revealed in regulatory filings" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "The iPhone 11 Pro Max has 23 percent more battery capacity than the Pro" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Xcode confirms the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have 4GB of RAM" iDownload Blog 1:43 PM
  • "Xcode confirms Apple Watch S5 CPU is the same as S4, 10.2-inch iPad has 3GB RAM" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 is a little bit greener inside, company says" Apple Must 9:58 AM
  • "How Apple's Newest Watch Achieves an Always-On Display (Probably)" iFixit 10:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max All Feature Thicker and Heavier Single-Cell Batteries" MacRumors 10:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown shows off larger battery, compact rectangular logic board, more" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Apple warns some bands may cause interference with compass on Apple Watch Series 5" The Apple Post 8:27 AM
  • "PCB shipment prospect for new iPhones uncertain till early October" DigiTimes 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 1:21 PM
  • "Fourth iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13 developer betas released alongside 11th tvOS 13 build" AppleInsider 1:21 PM
  • "How To Fix iOS 13 Update Requested Stuck Issue On iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 8:27 AM

  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Always On, Almost Perfect" VR Zone 7:47 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: Always-on display makes it feel like a real watch" CNET 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5, reviewed: What an always-on watch really means" YouTube: CNET 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatch" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: Long-awaited features like the always-on display are more about refinement than revolution" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: Always on screen lets you tell time without raising your wrist" USA Today 8:19 AM
  • "The new Apple Watch's changes seem minor, but the always-on display is now a must-have" CNBC 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 5/The capable wearable now always displays the time of day." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Review: Now the world's best watch. Period." iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 3 is the new $200 Fitbit killer" 9to5Mac 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Review: The Camera Phone to Beat/A compact powerhouse with the best cameras around" Tom's Guide 9:27 AM
  • "Pumping Up The 2009-2012 Mac Pro" Bare Feats 10:47 AM
  • "Review: Zens Stand+Dock combines a Lightning connector & Qi charging" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "Review: Sonos Move/We took a Sonos speaker on its first trip outside the house and off of Wi-Fi." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Review: Sonos Move portable speaker with Bluetooth delivers great design, functionality, and adaptive sound for any environment" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Sonos Move review: house shaker, not road warrior" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Sonos Move review: Glorious audio performances at home and on the road" TechHive 8:37 AM
  • "Review: Sonos Move is the do-it-all AirPlay 2 speaker you've been looking for" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Orico USB 3.1 NVMe SSD enclosure review: Fast, easy, and affordable" PCWorld 10:09 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade Hands On Video Walkthrough" AppAdvice 2:45 PM
  • "Tonic app wants to show you to the unexplored, nontoxic corners of the internet again" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "How to prepare your Apple Watch for watchOS 6: Before you download watchOS 6, there are a few cleanup steps you should take to get ready for the big download." iMore 8:52 PM
  • "How to charge either Apple Pencil model with your iPad, and what to do if it won't charge" Business Insider 2:44 PM
  • "How to back up your iPhone without missing these tricky steps" CNET 8:25 AM
  • "iOS 13 Release Time in Your Time Zone" iPhone Hacks 10:12 PM
  • "iOS 13 Download Release Time In Your Region Time Zone" Redmond Pie 9:03 AM
  • "8 great iOS 13 features coming later this fall" Apple Must 8:36 AM
  • "13+ things you'll want to try first when you upgrade to iOS 13" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "There may be a huge Apple Watch upgrade cycle on the horizon" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "7 reasons you should stick with your iPhone X instead of upgrading to the iPhone 11 Pro" Business Insider 11:47 AM
  • "The History behind Apple's Irish Offices" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:52 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro sample photos have really whetted my appetite" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Apple: European Commission doesn't understand our business" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus will be bigger than Netflix, if Apple does a billion things just right: Thanks to Apple's year-long free trial program, Apple TV Plus has the potential for incredible reach. But can Apple sustain that reach after the year is up? Here's what Apple might be thinking." ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhone Is More Proof You Might Not Need to Upgrade Your Smartphone" MarketWatch [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph on the company's earliest days, the streaming wars, and moving on" TechCrunch 8:50 PM
  • "Everything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone ever" The Verge 1:21 PM
  • "The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review: Bezeless Zoom" AnandTech 10:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple releases two new trailers showing off its TV Plus children's shows: One from Sesame Workshop and a revival of Ghostwriter" The Verge 7:47 PM
  • "Say Hello to Our New Dedicated Apple Arcade Forum!" Touch Arcade 1:26 PM
  • "Roland releases Zenbeats, a cross-platform music-making app" Engadget 1:23 PM
  • "Shazam app updated with Dark Mode support for iOS 13" 9to5Mac 1:21 PM
  • "PhotoSync 4.0 for iOS adds 50 new features and is now free to test" prMac 10:50 AM
  • "Announcing the Shortcuts Field Guide, iOS 13 Edition" MacSparky 10:00 AM
  • "The excellent Pocket Casts podcast app is now free on Android and iOS" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Expanding the DXOMARK Camera protocol: The Wide score" DxOMark 8:45 AM
  • "Expanding the DXOMARK Camera protocol: The Night score" DxOMark 8:45 AM
  • "Introducing our new Wide and Night scores" DxOMark 8:45 AM
  • "The 10 Apple Arcade launch games you have to play" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "North taps the iPhone's TrueDepth camera to sell its Focals AR glasses online" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's new 53-qubit quantum computer is its biggest yet: The system will go online in October." CNET 8:27 AM
  • "IBM will soon launch a 53-qubit quantum computer" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "IBM aims to scale quantum computing with new center, 53-qubit system: With the fleet expansion, IBM is hoping to build out the ecosystem for quantum computing research and commercial applications." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "IBM Collaborates With City of Los Angeles to Fight Cybercrime" Zacks 9:57 AM
  • "IBM: Outperforming Other Cloud Players" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "HP's Unveils Elite Dragonfly Laptop: 13.3-Inch Convertible With a 24.5 Hour Battery Life" AnandTech 8:06 AM
  • "HP's Latest Notebook Is a Really Light Business Laptop" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "HP introduces two curved monitors and Elite Dragonfly laptop with 24.5-hour battery life" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "HP's new Elite Dragonfly business laptop has mass appeal" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "HP Launches Their S430c 43.4-Inch Ultrawide Curved Display" AnandTech 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to improve Azure networking with private links to multi-tenant services" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires code-analysis platform vendor Semmle" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans" Engadget 3:14 PM
  • "LG and Microsoft showcase cloud-linked infotainment solution" ZDNet 8:49 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out new GPU driver updates to the Surface Studio lineup" Neowin 5:25 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS TDP Details: ASUS Maximus XI Apex Support" AnandTech 9:03 AM
  • "Intel's Olympic Esports Event Offers an All-New Experience For 'Rocket League' Fans" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "AMD's New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12" AnandTech 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Announces Major 2nd Gen EPYC Design Wins With Dell EMC, Even Faster New 64-Core Server CPU" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "AMD has another monster 64-core Rome chip, but the big business is in smaller machines" ZDNet 1:25 PM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome to Be in Dell's New PowerEdge Servers" Market Realist 11:08 AM
  • "Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite" Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "Oracle: This 1,060 Raspberry Pi supercomputer is 'world's largest Pi cluster'" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Is the world ready for cross-platform quantum programming?" ZDNet 1:43 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "'Apple a value stock?' The Great Rotation takes a strange spin" MarketWatch 9:00 AM
  • "Could Apple and Microsoft Lead a Market Rally?" Market Realist 8:08 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close mixed after Fed cuts rates but casts doubt on future stimulus: Fed cuts interest rates but possibly last for last time this year" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up After Fed Lowers Interest Rates; Oil Prices Slide: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's policy-making body, said it would lower the overnight lending rate to a target range of 1.75% to 2%." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stock Market Finishes Mixed After Fed's Quarter-Point Rate Cut; Fedex, Adobe, Roku Take Big Hits" Investor's Business Daily 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks charge into positive territory after Fed cuts rates" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Back as Investors Digest Fed Rate Cut: Fed officials signal they are divided on prospect of further rate cuts; S&P 500 flat after bouncing off lows" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asian markets flat ahead of Fed interest-rate decision: Nikkei, Hang Seng largely unchanged ahead of expected rate cut" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks nudge higher ahead of Fed, led by banks and insurers" MarketWatch 9:00 AM

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