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Monday Highlights: Controversy erupts over revelation Apple sends user browsing data to Chinese-owned Tencent—reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh section; member exclusive from Mike Murphy at Quartz asks if Apple has revolutionary product in wings, he also posts charts explaining Apple's growth; Bloomberg report says lower prices, aging smartphones drive iPhone demand; Catalina problematic for some eGPU setups; tips from macReports to troubleshoot Sidecar not working; Macworld primer on new Find My app on macOS; Apple TV's See said to "be as epic as Game of Thrones"; Italy preps web tax for 2020 budget; iPhone SE 2 seen coming in at $399, early 2020 according to Ming-Chi Kuo; cameras alone make iPhone 11 Pro worth the cost; iPad pro "an ergonomic disaster for traditional computing work"?

  • "Apple iPhone 11 Hits Shelves Around The World, Pre-Orders Suggest Solid Demand: Apple offered its latest smartphone for general sale around the world Friday, with analysts betting the new iPhone 11 will be a key sales driver for the tech giant heading into the key holiday season."  TheStreet 7:53 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple's TV+ Could Be a Winner—It's Playing the Long Game: Apple's aggressive $4.99 price point and one-year free trial mean that TV+ is virtually guaranteed to be in the streaming rotation for many cord-cutters in the short-term, and buys it time to iterate in the long term." TheStreet 2:00 PM
  • "Demand for iPhone 11 outpacing supply chain expectations" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "How Apple's ultra-wideband chip could transform its products"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple launched a new ultra wideband chip that could render Bluetooth obsolete" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "What's Preview on Mac and what can you do with it?" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "How to adjust track volume in GarageBand on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cleaning Seahaven Island" Rixstep 9:47 AM
  • "Remote Control for Mac - now on iOS/watchOS" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Google Chrome is getting way better tab management soon: It's finally catching up to rival browsers" The Verge 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5 arrive in stores" Apple 7:43 AM
  • "The iPhone 11 officially goes on sale Friday, and die-hard Apple fans are lining up to be first to get their hands on it" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Fifth Avenue Store as iPhone 11 Launch Day Continues Around the World" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook opens doors at Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China" Reuters 7:13 AM
  • "Apple doubled the size of its flagship store — here's a peek inside: Apple's most profitable store, on Fifth Avenue in New York, has reopened after a 2Ā½-year renovation" New York Post 11:29 AM
  • "Everything new in Apple Stores for iPhone 11: Window displays, redesigned Avenues, more" 9to5Mac 2:21 PM
  • "An unlikely friendship: Woz and Steve-O visit the Apple Store" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Last Jedi director thinks iPhone 11 Pro is coolest thing since lightsabers" Cult of Mac 2:00 PM
  • "iPhone 11 makes the original iPhone camera look like a potato" 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Young people feel conflicted about the internet and their well-being" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's visit to DC shows how high the stakes are getting for Facebook" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "YouTube stars rattled by verification changes" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "iMore show 674: Shortcuts! The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 9:14 PM
  • "Kelly Guimont Introduces us to RemObjects' Fire and Water Programing Environments" MacVoices 2:21 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A look at the iPhones 11" The Loop 1:38 PM
  • "The Apple reviews are in, but tech season is just getting started: This week on The Vergecast, an in-depth look at the iPhone and Apple Watch reviews" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "iOS 13 is out and exactly how good these iPhone cameras are, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts: Vulnerability was demonstrated one week ago, when iOS 13 was still in beta." Ars Technica 2:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: iOS 13"s Hidden 'Items' Tab for 'Apple Tags' Revealed"  MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots show how Apple's tracker tags might work" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Now we can see the screenshots for Apple's forthcoming Tile competitor..." Apple Must 9:47 AM
  • "Apple working on 'Find My iPhone' style mechanism for lost keys: The company acquired Tile earlier this year." International Business Times 5:18 PM
  • "iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro include new hardware to limit performance impact as battery health degrades" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Smart Battery Case models for iPhone 11/Pro/Max found in iOS 13 code" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "iFixit iPhone 11 Pro Max Teardown Hints at Unimplemented Bilateral Wireless Charging Feature"  MacRumors 4:05 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max hardware points to latent bilateral charging functionality" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "The messy iOS 13 rollout shows Apple needs a revised release schedule"  The Next Web 7:54 AM
  • "Don't update to iOS 13 just yet — wait for iOS 13.1"  AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's Confusing Software Rollout: iPadOS, iOS 13.1 Now Coming Sept. 24" iDrop News 10:46 AM
  • "iOS 13 Apps 'Would Like To Use Bluetooth' Permission Prompt Explained" Redmond Pie 9:57 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Behind the Scenes — First look at the new triple-camera system — Apple" YouTube 1:29 PM
  • "Apple releases tvOS 13 GM seed to developers for testing" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "Apple Seeds tvOS 13 Golden Master to Developers" MacTrast 6:22 PM
  • "iOS 13's three-finger text-editing gesture is playing havoc with games like 'Fortnite' and 'PUBG'" iDownload Blog 1:39 PM
  • "iOS 13 Mail 'No Sender' bugs: How to fix on your iPhone" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Don't update to iOS 13.0 if you play Fortnite or PUBG Mobile" The Verge 4:06 PM
  • "About iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max battery and performance" Apple Support 8:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 11 first impressions: Faster, better-looking camera setup, ultra-wide angle is a welcome addition" ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Drop Tested: This Isn't Good" YouTube 3:59 PM
  • "Review: iPhones 11" The Loop 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 is the best phone Apple has ever produced" Yahoo Finance 11:28 AM
  • "Worth the upgrade? We review the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro" CNN 11:28 AM
  • "With Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App" Time 9:56 AM
  • "After spending two full days with Apple's new iPhones, I'm convinced the iPhone 11 is the best choice for most people — here's why" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Unboxing & Hands On" AppAdvice 9:15 PM
  • "iPhone 11 goes Pro with photography/One photographer, two days and Apple's three-camera iPhone 11 in San Francisco. The bottom line: If you love taking photos, you're going to love the iPhone 11 Pro." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Diary: To my surprise, I quite like the look of the camera module" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "iPhone 11 first impressions: Pretty, powerful, and a perfect shooter" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Why Series 5 might be my first Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "The TeamGroup L5 LITE 3D (480GB) SATA SSD Review: Entry-Level Price With Mainstream Performance" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Pelican Protector EMS Wireless Charging Vent Mount keeps me fine-free and my iPhone chargedĀ " Apple World Today 7:33 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 13: The Ars Technica review/There's a lot more to this update than Dark Mode." Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "iOS 13 on the iPhone 6S and SE: New software runs fine on a phone that's still fast/Better battery life might be the most compelling reason to get a new phone." Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "iOS and iPadOS 13: The MacStories Review" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "13 Features of iOS 13: Photos" Six Colors 8:29 AM
  • "I've been using Apple's big new iOS 13 update for 24 hours, and the new Messages and Photos updates are the best part" Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "LookUp 6 Review: The Biggest Update Yet for the Best Dictionary App" MacStories 9:29 AM
  • "Secret Apple Watch controls: How to use the Digital Crown and side button!" iMore 4:06 PM
  • "How to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data from watchOS 6" 9to5Mac 11:43 AM
  • "How to use the iPhone's new voice control feature" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "How to set up your new Apple Watch the right way" Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "How to use the new iPhone 11 Camera app" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "How to track your sleep with an Apple Watch" Digital Trends 8:42 AM
  • "How to move all your data to your new iPhone: Recent updates make it easier than ever" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "How to Delete Apps on an iPhone or iPad Running iOS 13" Kirkville 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to use Low Data Mode to slim your consumption/A feature formerly part of Low Power Mode can be used for Wi-Fi and cellular connections." Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Now change these 4 new security settings in iOS 13" Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "How to Downgrade iPhone from iOS 13 to iOS 12.4.1" iPhone Hacks 11:24 AM
  • "What to do if you've locked yourself out of access to your SIM card: Ever lock yourself out of your own SIM card by not remembering your SIM PIN? Here's what to do!" iMore 5:20 PM
  • "iPhone 11 drop tests prove even the toughest glass in a smartphone can break: Drops will most certainly lead to breaking." iMore 6:22 PM
  • "This iPhone 11 drop test proves why you desperately need a case" TechRadar UK 5:17 PM
  • "How to move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "10 New iPhone Features In iOS 13 To Try Out Right Away" MacMost 12:00 PM
  • "The Best iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Camera Tips and Tricks" iPhone Hacks 11:43 AM
  • "The 25 Best iPhone 11 Tips and Tricks" iPhone Hacks 11:26 AM
  • "iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors: Did Apple include bilateral charging hardware or not? It's hard to say for sure." Engadget 9:15 PM
  • "Contradictory iPhone 11 Pro drop tests reveal easily breakable/highly durable glass: A pair of drop tests conducted hours after iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max launched on Friday reveal very different results concerning handset durability, with one evaluation seeing the 5.8-inch version's front glass crack from about three feet off the ground." AppleInsider 8:46 PM
  • "This Might Be the Best Move Apple Could Make to Revive iPhone Sales: Cupertino is reportedly looking to bring a cheaper device to market." The Motley Fool 6:26 PM
  • "Why the Apple Store is the worst place to buy your new iPhone 11"  ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "Batterygate 2.0? Apple Releases New iPhone 11 Performance Management System" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "NYT's Jim Stewart: Apple, Disney should have entered streaming partnership" [Video] CNBC 11:29 AM
  • "We fact-checked 5 popular conspiracy theories about tech companies, from Apple making iPhones obsolete to Facebook secretly activating your microphone" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "'Apple Arcade Exclusive' Does Not Mean What You Think" Forbes 9:02 AM
  • "As Execs Move on, Apple Enters a 'Transition Season'" The Mac Observer 7:57 AM
  • "5 reasons to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 instead of Series 5 (and 3 reasons not to)" Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 13 shines with Dark mode and new photo/video editing features" Apple World Today 8:27 AM
  • "Three places iOS 13 might point to future Apple ambitions: Reading the tea leaves to see where Apple is interested in taking its technology." Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "iPadOS upgrades Safari, and now I love my iPad/Commentary: Heavy-duty web apps can be way better than overgrown phone apps... as long as you have a keyboard." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "The New York Times' Brian X. Chen has lost his sh**" MacDailyNews 3:58 PM
  • "Inside Bill's Brain Calls BS on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers Theory: The author and pundit claimed he knew the formula for the Microsoft cofounder's genius. Davis Guggenheim's Netflix doc shows a much more logical equation." Wired 6:23 PM
  • "'Nerd,' 'Nonsmoker,' 'Wrongdoer': How Might A.I. Label You?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Google thinks it wasn't sexist to give its voice assistant a female voice" The Next Web 9:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple shows off the magic of the iPhone 11 Pro's Night mode: Before and after." iMore 7:39 PM
  • "The industry's magic bullet for robocalls is currently useless on an iPhone: STIR/SHAKEN comes to iPhones, but not in a useful way" The Verge 1:35 PM
  • "iPhone 11 restore image for iOS 13.1 and tvOS 13 GM now available" 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Apple CarPlay's new dual-screen function won't work in any car on the road today: Your $40,000 car is lagging behind your $700 phone" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "CARROT Weather Adopts iOS 13 Shortcuts, Dark Mode, Multiwindow, and More" MacStories 10:06 AM
  • "Apple is about to make Beats feel like new again" Apple Must 11:43 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Audio Sharing feature will support more Beats headphones with H1 and W1 chips" iDownload Blog 9:49 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Audio Sharing feature is coming to more Beats headphones" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung's PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost" AnandTech 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and All New Dual Camera iPhone 11, Available at Cricket Stores, Online on Friday, September 20" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
  • "For All Mankind — 'Astronaut' Clip | Apple TV+" YouTube 8:41 AM
  • "Dickinson — Official 'Afterlife' Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft boss: tech firms must stop 'if it's legal, it's acceptable' approach/Exclusive: Brad Smith says firms must help define and live by standards before they are forced on them" The Guardian 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president calls for stricter regulation in tech" SiliconRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president acknowledges the age of tech company self-regulation 'is over'" Engineering & Technology 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to keep selling software to Huawei: It urged its government to reconsider the ban." ITProPortal 8:49 AM
  • "IBM sues Zillow, accuses the real estate giant of building key features using Big Blue's tech" GeekWire 10:22 AM
  • "IBM's new 53-qubit quantum 'mainframe' is live in the cloud" Sophos 8:58 AM
  • "HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to its PCs" PCWorld 7:32 AM
  • "HP launches Elite Dragonfly laptop with world's longest battery life: A 13-inch buisiness-class laptop which converts into a tablet, the Elite Dragonfly weighs a kilogram and can last up to 24.5 hours between charges." Tech Advisor 8:54 AM
  • "Intel stepping up EUV equipment, material purchases" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:51 AM
  • "Man City, Intel launch immersive highlights" BroadcastSport 9:01 AM
  • "AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November" AnandTech 1:38 PM
  • "AMD's 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X Chip Gets Delayed to November: The good news is that AMD has confirmed a third-generation Threadripper chip is also arriving in November. However, it'll land with 24 cores, not 32, as some might have hoped." PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "AMD is eating up Intel's CPU market share – but supply issues could spoil the party: Ryzen is going great guns – but could supplies start to run short?" TechRadar UK 8:59 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3 Will Launch in November. Here's the First Official Image" Digital Trends 1:39 PM
  • "AMD Navi 14 and Navi 12 GPUs should launch before October 15" PCGamesN 8:59 AM
  • "AMD announces third-gen Threadripper, but confirms supply issues and delays Ryzen 3950X" PCWorld 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Delays Ryzen 9 3950X Launch: Coming In November With Threadripper 3000" Forbes 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Takes the Zen Family Tradition Forward" Market Realist 9:50 AM
  • "AMD introduces 'Remote workstation', AMD+HP/Dell" UltraGamerZ 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Settles Bulldozer Suit" Lexology 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle Gets Cozy With Box, Email Is Still Top Digital Workplace Tool and More News" CMSWire 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center" IT News Africa 8:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Vs. Microsoft: One Is The Better Investment" Seeking Alpha 11:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Netflix Bloodbath: Why NFLX's Market Cap Plunged $12 Billion in 3 Days" CCN 5:17 PM
  • "Stocks end lower after trade concerns rattle markets: Quadruple witching day on Wall Street" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as China Trade Officials Cut Visit Short: Stocks finish down Friday after China trade officials cut their visit to the U.S. short." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks slide after China trade delegation cancels trip to US farm country" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower in Final Day of a Bumpy Trading Week: Crude prices gained after a week of historic swings" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as U.S., China return to negotiating table: Nikkei, Hang Seng tick up following central-bank moves" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher as U.S.-China trade talks resume but investors remain wary" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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