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Apple/Macintosh
  • "iPhone 11: How Apple makes tech of the future affordable"  Roughly Drafted 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Analysts See Decline in Average Selling Prices For iPhones" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Apple-launched China Clean Energy Fund invests in three wind farms: A Combined 134 Megawatts Supplied to China's National Power Grid"  Apple 8:53 AM
  • "Apple to Get Hint of EU Tax Case Chances" Bloomberg TV [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:57 AM
  • "Apple will make its new Mac Pro in Texas to avoid tariffs"  The Next Web 7:24 AM
  • "Apple will build its 2019 Mac Pro in Texas after securing US gov deal" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mysterious AVID Issue Knocks Out Mac Pro Workstations Across Hollywood: Film and TV editors across Los Angeles were sweating Monday evening as their workstations were refusing to reboot, resulting in speculations about a possible computer virus attack. Social media reports suggested that the issue was widespread among users of Mac Pro computers running older versions of Apple's operating system as well as AVID's Media Composer software."  Variety 7:04 AM
  • "Mac Pros running Avid suffering 'massive failures' in Hollywood-9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Hollywood studios hit by Avid shutdowns on Mac Pro [u] AppleInsider 7:06 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Google Chrome Keystone is modifying /var symlink on non SIP Macs causing Boot Issues"  Mr. Macintosh 8:28 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Prevent Viruses And Other Malware On Your Mac" macReports 11:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "GRAPHISOFT delivers award-winning ARCHICAD 23" Architosh 10:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Customer Satisfaction with PCs and Household Appliances Inches Up, ACSI Data Show: Apple, Samsung, and LG emerge as leaders while Amazon and Lenovo leave room for improvement, according to the latest ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report" ["Within the personal PC industry, customer satisfaction with individual manufacturers varies greatly. Apple holds the top spot for a second straight year with a stable ACSI score of 83 and leads the industry in the laptop and tablet segments."]  ACSI 7:08 AM
  • "Apple Devices Continue to Earn Highest Customer Satisfaction Score Among PC and Tablet Makers" MacRumors 7:09 AM
  • "Apple leads the entire US PC market in consumer satisfaction" AppleInsider 9:44 AM
  • "Apple (still) satisfies the parts other PC and tablet makers don't reach" Apple Must 10:20 AM
  • "Apple will hype TV+ shows in upcoming creative sessions at Fifth Avenue store" Cult of Mac 9:43 AM
  • "App Store prices climb in Japan as tax increases" Cult of Mac 7:03 AM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger talks Steve Jobs, Pixar and Apple" CNBC TV 7:28 AM
  • "Disney CEO Bob Iger says left Apple board because 'paths were conflicting': Disney CEO Bob Iger in an interview on Tuesday explained his departure from Apple's board of directors, saying the tech giant's recent interest in the entertainment industry puts the companies on 'conflicting rather than converging' paths." AppleInsider 7:36 PM
  • "New Mall in Columbia Apple Store opens September 28" 9to5Mac 10:27 AM
  • "Sayonara Wild Hearts Trailer — Apple Arcade" YouTube 2:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. lawmakers propose $1 billion fund to replace Huawei equipment" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Amazon has an event tomorrow, but we have no idea what its new products look like" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "Sprint under FCC investigation for 'outrageous' misuse of millions of dollars" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "Google Tries Hand at Apple's New Game: Subscription-based mobile game services face a tough challenge" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Study shows that majority of second-hand hard drives contain previous owner's data: The problem isn't just that disks aren't being wiped, it's that they many aren't being wiped properly." ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "'Right to be forgotten' only applies to Google in the EU, court rules" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung's new camera sensor has the tiniest pixels ever" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung will let Galaxy Fold owners replace their screens once for $149" The Verge 7:06 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The First Weekend with The iPhones 11 and iOS 13" MacVoices 2:41 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 131 – Shortcuts and Third-Party Apps" MacStories 7:24 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New version of the most popular iPad starts shipping tomorrow" Apple 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Arcade Appears on Apple TVs Running Latest tvOS 13 Beta" MacRumors 6:59 AM
  • "iPhone 11 ultra-wide camera disappoints RAW shooters" Cult of Mac 7:00 AM
  • "iPhone 11"s Best Camera Features Now Part Of DxOMark Tests" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "How did Apple fit the record iPhone 11 Pro Max battery? The thicc and 3D thin" phoneArena 7:28 AM
  • "Apple releases iPadOS 13.1, iOS 13.1, and tvOS 13: iOS 13.1 completes the initial iOS 13 release, but iPadOS is the big story here." Ars Technica 6:41 PM
  • "iOS, iPadOS and tvOS 13.1 updates are now available" TechCrunch 2:44 PM
  • "Apple Releases iPadOS With New Home Screen, Multitasking Improvements, Apple Pencil Updates and More" MacRumors 2:42 PM
  • "iPadOS 13.1 arrives with the killer iPad features we've been craving" Cult of Mac 2:41 PM
  • "iOS 13.1 now available with new Maps features and more" 9to5Mac 2:43 PM
  • "iOS 13.1 finally fixes the squid, mosquito, and abacus emoji" The Verge 3:42 PM
  • "Apple fixes squid, mosquito, abacus, other emoji gaffes with iOS 13.1: Apple's latest iOS 13.1 release addresses a few niggling emoji blunders introduced in past versions of the mobile operating system, including a widely publicized 'upside down' squid character and an anatomically incorrect mosquito." AppleInsider 5:56 PM
  • "iOS 13.1 update makes certain Emojis look more realistic: The new emojis will look more true to life." iMore 5:56 PM
  • "Apple is evaluating new keyboard mechanisms to make thinner MacBooks" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Say it ain't so: Apple patent is for an even thinner keyboard" Apple World Today 8:49 AM
  • "Apple patent is for 'collision warnings provided by stationary vehicles" Apple World Today 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Won 45 Patents today covering the Original iPhone X and a New Wireless Charging station built into HomePod" Patently Apple 7:24 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Issues Warning For Millions Of iPad, iPhone Users" Forbes 8:54 PM
  • "iOS 13 bug grants third-party keyboards full access to iPhones even when users have it turned off" 9to5Mac 2:43 PM
  • "About an issue that impacts third-party keyboard apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS" Apple Support 8:29 PM
  • "Apple Warns About Third-Party Keyboard Issue in iOS 13 and iPadOS, Fix Coming Soon" MacRumors 2:42 PM
  • "New iPhone making you nauseas? It might be the Camera app: The difference isn't huge, but it's enough." iMore 7:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: The best smartwatch gets (slightly) better/The Series 5 is similar to the Series 4, but shoppers buying their first Apple Watch won't mind." Engadget 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 review: Apple's smartwatch just got a whole lot better at its most important job" Business Insider 7:00 AM
  • "Hands on: Titanium Apple Watch Edition Series 5 is worth the extra cost" AppleInsider 2:42 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro review: The best camera on the best phone" Digital Trends 9:44 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone 11 / Samsung Note 10+ Battery Test" YouTube: Mrwhosetheboss 7:02 AM
  • "I spent a few days using the Apple Card, and the design is easily its best feature" Business Insider 11:42 AM
  • "iPadOS on the iPad Air 2: Old tablets can still learn new tricks" Ars Technica 2:46 PM
  • "Withings Move ECG review: A stylish smartwatch that looks after your heart" Mashable 10:27 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iPadOS shuts up all those 'not a real computer' claims" Cult of Mac 10:50 AM
  • "A Look At New Features iPadOS Adds To Your iPad" MacMost 2:40 PM
  • "Apple Arcade vs. Google Play Pass: Five-dollar fistfight/Both Apple and Google are now offering $5 game and app subscriptions. See how these two new subscription services match up." CNET 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Arcade: Mini Motorways Is an Addictive Strategy Game I Can't Stop Playing" The Mac Observer 7:14 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to turn on Gmail's new dark mode" Pocket-lint 8:51 PM
  • "Look what you can do with iPadOS — Apple" YouTube 2:43 PM
  • "iPadOS: How to Multitask on Your iPad — The Complete Guide" iPhone Hacks 11:36 AM
  • "With iOS 13, you can set daily and yearly reading goals on your iPhone in Apple Books — here's how to do it" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "How to stop your Apple Watch from waking you up while sleeping" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "How to block people from emailing you in the Mail app" iDownload Blog 7:16 AM
  • "How to add any location to your Favorites in Apple Maps" iDownload Blog 7:16 AM
Tips
  • "13+ things to try first when you upgrade to iPad OS: Here are the iPad-only improvements you'll want to explore." Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "iPadOS 13: Awesome New Features for iPad, iPad Pro, and iPad Air" iPhone Hacks 11:36 AM
  • "iPadOS 13: 8 cool new features you should try out first/Apple's latest tablet operating system is both familiar and different. Here's how to get off on the right foot." Macworld 7:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What Apple Can Learn From Starbucks on EU Taxes" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "AirPods Face Stiff Competition: Should Apple Worry?" Market Realist 9:44 AM
  • "Google Play Pass Has One Big Advantage Over Apple Arcade" Tech Times 7:28 AM
  • "Steven Soderbergh might need to upgrade to the iPhone 11 Pro for his next film/Commentary: Apple's newest phones are squarely aimed at both creative pros and enthusiasts." CNET 7:14 AM
  • "Consistency: The serial misunderstanding of Apple products" Macworld 7:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review" Thurrott 4:17 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hexnode Announces Zero-day Support for iPadOS – the New OS for iPads" Business Wire 4:03 PM
  • "TuneIn and Apple to Bring Global Slate of Radio Stations to Apple Music and All Siri-Enabled Devices" Business Wire 4:03 PM
  • "Things Adds Multiwindow, iOS 13 Dark Mode, Shortcuts, New Share Extension, and Reminders Import" MacStories 2:47 PM
  • "The Libra keyboard gives your iPad Pro a 'MacBook-like experience' with a trackpad" iDownload Blog 11:42 AM
  • "Gmail dark theme for Android and iOS officially rolling out today" 9to5Google 10:58 AM
  • "Apple Pay is on its way to Swedbank in Sweden" iMore 9:44 AM
  • "Adobe's next-gen Fresco drawing and painting app launches on iPad" TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "Supergiant Games' Classic 'Bastion' Is Being Delisted and Replaced with a Newer Updated Version that You Can Upgrade to for Free for a Limited Time" Touch Arcade 7:25 AM
  • "Epson Introduces Wireless Expression Photo XP-970 Small-in-One Wide-Format Printer for Professional-Quality Borderless Photos up to 11" x 17"" PRNewswire 6:57 AM
  • "Jumptuit Announces Support for Connected Cars: Dynamic Situational Intelligence Delivered Through Cross-Platform Conversational Experience" PRNewswire 6:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft issues emergency patch for Explorer browser" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for IE, Windows Defender flaws: IE zero-day is being actively exploited, Redmond warns" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft in rare show of common sense over Windows Update" The Inquirer 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft releases even more Windows 10 cumulative updates with tons of fixes" Neowin 3:27 PM
  • "Windows 10 Build 18990 Now Available in the Fast Ring" Thurrott 4:56 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates drag down software customer satisfaction scores for Microsoft: ACSI/Customer satisfaction with personal computers is slowly on the rise, but Microsoft's missteps with Windows 10 updates are dragging down consumer perceptions of software." ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 reaches 900M devices as Microsoft inches closer to 1 billion milestone" GeekWire 2:27 PM
  • "Germany's federal government is too dependent on Microsoft software, report" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "About: Despite nagging from Microsoft, millions of users have yet to upgrade from Windows 7" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 1909: Microsoft pushes on with testing as 19H2 update rollout looms/Microsoft has released two new updates to testers in the Release Preview ring for Windows 10 19H1 and 19H2." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'Battle-tested' .NET Core 3.0 is out, plus Visual Studio 2019 updates/Microsoft adds Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for building apps in .NET Core 3.0." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's cloud-based SIEM, hits general availability: Pricing starts at $2.46 per gigabyte (GB) of ingested data." ZDNet 8:45 PM
  • "Intel's 14nm CPU manufacturing is struggling again, but can AMD capitalise?" PCGamesN 7:36 AM
  • "Is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon available with 10th Gen Intel CPUs?" Windows Central 7:38 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X has been delayed due to 'unsatisfactory clock speeds', says report" Neowin 4:06 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 rears its head and scores suspiciously well on GFXBench" Notebook Check 7:37 AM
  • "Dell rolls out new data protection storage appliances and capabilities: In addition to expanding the Dell EMC PowerProtect portfolio, Dell is introducing new software cyber recovery capabilities." ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Dell launches 2019 XPS 13,15, Alienware M15, G3 gaming laptops in India: Price, specifications/Dell has launched 12 new devices in its XPS, Inspiron, Alienware and Dell G range, which also includes the new G3 gaming laptop. Here is the full list, including prices and specifications" The Indian Express 7:38 AM
  • "Samsung to ramp up advanced display production with $10.8 billion investment: report/The focus is on boosting OLED and QD, while also reducing basic LCD production." ZDNet 6:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Stock Has Upside As iPhone Seen Beating Expectations" Investopedia 7:15 AM
  • "A new Apple analyst just came out with a very bullish call, saying Street underestimating 5G impact" CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "Wall Street is underestimating how much money Apple will make off 5G, says Jefferies" MarketWatch 7:27 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P notches third straight loss after Trump criticizes China in UN speech, impeachment worries rise: Trump says he won't accept bad China trade deal" MarketWatch 3:28 PM
  • "Dow Sinks as Trump Criticizes China Trade Policy, Impeachment Talk Grows: Stocks reverse direction and head down after President Donald Trump criticizes China's trade policies before the United Nations and talk of impeachment proceedings against Trump increases." TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks sink after Democrats say they'll forge ahead with impeachment inquiry" FOXBusiness 3:29 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as Focus Builds on Trump: Nasdaq falls more than 1%, energy stocks also hit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "China bursts bubble on digital-currency speculation: PBOC says rumored release date is inaccurate, and Alipay and Tencent won't be among first players" MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "Pound Spikes after Court Rules Suspension of U.K. Parliament Ahead of Brexit Unlawful" MarketWatch 7:53 AM

 
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