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Wednesday Highlights: Apple formally announces expansion in Austin, TX with new campus and facility to build new Mac Pro with 5,000 employees to start, expanding to 15,000—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; The Verge's Russell Brandom explains transactional relationship between Tim Cook and president Trump; AirPods becoming platform?; Apple taking Apple Music into retail businesses like Harrod's, Levi's stores with muzak soundtracks; during fireside chat session with Salesforce's Mark Benioff, Tim Cook opened up on his life's purpose; producers of The Morning Show call show critics "Apple haters"; got a Ring doorbell? Amazon says police, assuming you give access, can keep videos forever; iPhone 11, 11 Pro reviews from UK's TechRadar; Business Insider compares AirPods Pro to Sony's WF-1000XM3.

  • "Chinese Media's Attacks on Apple and N.B.A. Help Inflame Nationalism" ["People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, was taking aim at Apple, accusing it of serving as an 'escort' for 'rioters' in Hong Kong by providing an app that allows protesters to track police movements."]  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:06 AM
  • "China slams NBA, Apple over Hong Kong" AFP 7:18 AM
  • "China state media take aim at Apple over Hong Kong map app" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple removes Taiwan flag emoji from iOS in Hong Kong: The company looks like it's trying to appease China." Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "Multinationals face heftier tax hit in biggest overhaul for decades: Governments will get more power to tax big multinationals like Google, Apple and Facebook doing business in their countries under a proposed overhaul of decades-old rules."  Reuters 7:17 AM
  • "Why iPhone 11 Demand Will Further Enrich Apple Shareholders" 24/7 Wall St. 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Touts Games, Music, TV in macOS Catalina" TechNewsWorld 7:43 AM
  • "Is Your macOS Catalina Install Stuck? Here's How to Fix It" MacRumors 3:19 PM
  • "macOS Catalina Causing Serious Issues: Why Some Shouldn't Upgrade" LAPTOP Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "Can't Accept Updated iCloud Terms & Conditions (macOS and iOS)? Fix" macReports 7:42 AM
  • "RSS Client Lire Arrives on Mac App Store with One of the Best Early Catalyst Implementations" MacStories 12:02 PM
  • "8 hidden features of macOS Catalina: Unheralded new features that'll improve your Mac experience." Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "Don't mourn for iTunes. Here's how to listen to music on your Mac now" CNET 7:12 AM
  • "These are the Apple macOS Catalina 10.15 security updates you need to know about: Arbitrary code execution and memory vulnerabilities may impact Mac machines." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Don't update to macOS Catalina without checking this first" Cult of Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Relocated Items Folder, MacOS Catalina" macReports 3:19 PM
  • "How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive" AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "New Features In the Reminders App in macOS Catalina" MacMost 2:55 PM
  • "How to use Sketch & Markup with any iOS 13 iPhone or iPad and any Catalina Mac" Roughly Drafted 7:42 AM
  • "How to Change Your iPhone Backup Location (Mac)" iClarified 10:42 AM
  • "How to share a song in GarageBand on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:12 AM
  • "How to prevent desktop spaces from rearranging on macOS" AddictiveTips 3:30 PM
  • "Apple ditches Trash can name in the UK with Catalina update in favor of a boring one" iMore 3:18 PM
  • "Devs ding Catalyst, Apple's new system for porting iPad apps to Mac" Cult of Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Should You Update to MacOS Catalina? Or Wait? Or Not At All?" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "Catalina claims a victim. Please pour one out for DragThing: Can we have a moment of silence, please?" iMore 12:03 PM
  • "macOS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade/If, like me, you've been ignoring those popups warning you that this app or another won't be compatible with the next version of macOS, judgement day has arrived. About 10 percent of my apps aren't compatible, and some of them are pretty important. Here's what I found." ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "PCalc Developer James Thomson Shares His Catalyst Experience" MacStories 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "MegaSeg DJ 6.1 update released for macOS Catalina and the new Music app" prMac 7:17 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store amidst Hong Kong protests: Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live." AppleInsider 5:01 PM
  • "Apple Environmental Report demystified - what it all means to the consumer" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Apple, YouTube and Amazon Fare Well in Piper's Latest U.S. Teen Survey: More than four-fifths of U.S. teens still report owning an iPhone, and more than a third now say that YouTube is the video service they watch the most." RealMoney 7:32 AM
  • "New Apple Card program will provide relief to disaster-stricken users: The program offers multiple benefits including no interest for two months." iMore 6:54 PM
  • "Oprah Opens up About Why She Partnered With Apple for Her Book Club" The Oprah Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Apple acquisition reverses fortune of Shazam: Shazam has eradicated its losses and increased its user base by over 78 million users in 2018 after acquisition by Apple." AppleInsider 7:39 PM
  • "Contraband Apple II computers still power old Soviet museum" Cult of Mac 3:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon considered stricter privacy settings after criticism over handling of voice recordings" GeekWire 5:01 PM
  • "Essential's new smartphone has the aspect ratio of a TV remote" Ars Technica 3:14 PM
  • "A 5G Pixel? Google rumored to have phone in test production: Google could get the jump on Apple." CNET 12:03 PM
  • "Senators pressure Visa and Mastercard over work on Facebook's blockchain project: 'If you take this on, you can expect a high level of scrutiny from regulators'" The Verge 10:57 AM
  • "Fitbit will move manufacturing outside of China to avoid US tariffs" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "Twitter apologizes for serving ads to people based on phone numbers and email accounts" GearBrain 7:48 AM
  • "Call of Duty breaks records as publisher faces Hong Kong backlash" BBC 7:47 AM
  • "Pioneers of lithium-ion batteries win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry" Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "Flash Is Responsible for the Internet's Most Creative Era" Vice 7:08 AM
  • "Behind Amazon's Abrupt Change in Its Film Strategy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Senator's Bill Proposes Label on Products With Cameras, Mics" PC Magazine 7:06 AM
  • "High-tech jacket allows deaf people to feel the music" Reuters 7:05 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 119: Speeding To Assemble macOS Catalina" AppAdvice 5:30 PM
  • "NYC And Cellebrite, Lightning Cables – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-09" The Mac Observer 3:19 PM
  • "Clockwise #315: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!" Six Colors 3:19 PM
  • "9to5Mac Watch Time episode 8: Apple Watch routines with David Sparks and Clayton Morris" 9to5Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 057: 'It doesn't have to be a casino', with AltStore developer Riley Testut" 9to5Mac 3:07 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 265, With Special Guest Ben Thompson" Daring Fireball 7:13 AM
  • "Kuo: New iPad Pro and iPhone SE 2 in early 2020, followed by Apple AR headset collaboration with 'third-party brands'" 9to5Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Kuo: iPad Pro With Rear 3D ToF Camera and Scissor Mechanism MacBooks to Launch in First Half of 2020" MacRumors 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's rumored smaller, cheaper iPhone could be coming sooner than expected" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple's AR Headset to Launch in Second Quarter of 2020" MacRumors 7:16 AM
  • "iOS 13 tells you when apps are secretly tracking you" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro Could Have This Massive Upgrade" LAPTOP Magazine 8:18 AM
  • "Using Apple Watch Series 4 with an older iPhone? There's a software update for you" 9to5Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Apple releases new version of watchOS 5.3.2 for Apple Watch Series 4" iDownload Blog 3:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM

  • "Camera quality shootout: iPhone 11 Pro versus the Galaxy S10" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "This keyboard case gives the iPad Pro a pretty good trackpad: The Libra isn't perfect but is useful for writing and editing" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Ausounds AU Stream ANC review: Impressive sound and active noise cancellation" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Executive Leather iPhone Sleeve is sumptous, but you'll need an extra purchase" Apple World Today 7:08 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple News+ Diary: A short-lived trial that was good for me, not for Apple" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Arcade plays on big screens with Apple TV, but it's no Nintendo Switch: Although Arcade worked well in my hands-on with PlayStation and Xbox controllers, most of the initial games are better suited for iPhones." CNET 7:32 AM
  • "NapBot: Simple Sleep Tracking Powered by CoreML" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "iOS and iPadOS 13 App Roundup: Multiwindow, Dark Mode, Shortcuts, and More" MacStories 10:21 AM
  • "How to set, edit, and delete reminders on an iPhone using the Reminders app" Business Insider 3:30 PM
  • "How to add an hourly taptic chime in watchOS 6" Cult of Mac 3:14 PM
  • "How to add music to a video on your iPhone using the iMovie app, and choose from stock music or your own library" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "How to Export Notes From The Notes App As PDF On iPhone & iPad" macReports 12:02 PM
  • "'How does an iPhone track steps?': How to use the step-tracking feature in the Health app" Business Insider 11:35 AM
  • "How to share your ETA in Apple Maps on iOS" iDownload Blog 10:43 AM
  • "Use Timed Lyrics in the iOS Music App to Sing Along to Your Favorite Songs" Kirkville 10:21 AM
  • "Here's how you make your Google Docs secure" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "How to use the over-capture feature in the new iPhone camera to crop and adjust images later" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "Tips on how to prevent robocalls on your iPhone" FOXBusiness 9:06 PM
  • "Use less cellular and Wi-Fi data with iOS 13"s Low Data Mode" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "When Will Apple Announce The New iPhone SE2?" Forbes 6:55 PM
  • "Comment: It's time to stop using the iPhone SE 2 name now; it won't be one" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "Will Apple introduce AR glasses this month?" Computerworld 10:07 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: iPhone in Thailand Tantalizingly Close; Some Cables are Low Quality, Some are for Hacking; Catalina Released" eXtensions 7:07 AM
  • "The Broader Context and Opportunity for AR and VR" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:19 PM
  • "OnePlus 7T Review: Fast, Premium And A Fantastic Android Value" HotHardware 1:28 PM
  • "Hands-on: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G burns 4G iPhone 11 Pro in highway speed test" VentureBeat 12:02 PM
  • "Galaxy Watch Active2 review: Dancing on the grave of Wear OS" Android Police 11:41 AM
  • "Epic says it won't ban players for political speech: Does it really merit praise for doing the decent thing?" Engadget 10:20 AM
  • "Devs Engage in Soul-Searching on Future of Open Source" TechNewsWorld 10:20 AM
  • "The next console war is going to be way more fun than the last one" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Logitech MX Master 3 teardown offers an intriguing look at its new scroll wheel: The best mouse teardown you'll read all day, probably" The Verge 7:27 AM
  • "DxOMark scores shouldn't be your definitive camera rating system" Android Authority 7:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You can now play Apple's classic Texas Hold'em game on the iPad: Texas Hold'em also supports the iPad's Split View and Slide Over features" iMore 6:54 PM
  • "Apple Arcade continues to expand with upcoming 'Crossy Road Castle' game" 9to5Mac 5:30 PM
  • "Michael Cioni Joins as SVP of Global Innovation" 3:30 PM
  • "Crossy Road Castle joins Apple Arcade, one of first hit iOS games to jump in" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "Logitech Crayon in Gray, Ember Mug 2, and More Added to Apple's Online Store" MacRumors 11:08 AM
  • "OWC Introduces Mercury Elite Pro Dock - The Professional All-in-One Dual-Drive Storage and Device Connectivity Solution for Everyone" PRNewswire 10:07 AM
  • "'Mario Kart Tour' Adds 14 New Characters and Four New Tracks for the Tokyo Tour Including Many Classics" Touch Arcade 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Mobile App is Coming to iOS Too" Thurrott 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "MIT-IBM developed a faster way to train video recognition AI" Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "IBM: Red Hat's Hybrid Cloud And AI Ready To Accelerate Growth" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "IBM Security, McAfee become founding partners of new Open Cybersecurity Alliance" Telecompaper 8:06 AM
  • "Intel slashes prices alongside its update of Core X-series chips" ZDNet 9:02 PM
  • "Intel kills Kaby Lake G, vows to offer drivers for five years" PCWorld 7:47 AM
  • "Intel Ends Kaby Lake-G Chips, Which Had AMD Radeon GPUs: The Kaby Lake-G processors were impressive, offering Intel Core i7 performance and AMD-backed graphic capabilities on a single chip. But the product line resulting from Intel's rare partnership with AMD is going to be discontinued." PC Magazine 9:02 PM
  • "Intel unveils Element device for modular PC builds" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Intel looks to 5G, AI for future growth" DigiTimes 7:44 AM
  • "Intel expanding chip output: Q&A with company CEO Bob Swan" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:44 AM
  • "Intel discontinues its processors with AMD graphics" Engadget 3:19 PM
  • "AMD announces Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X CPUs" PCGamesN 8:09 AM
  • "AMD releases new Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X SKUs" Fudzilla 8:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X Might Not Be Available On All Retailers" China Business Times 8:08 AM
  • "AMD Unveils Radeon RX 5500 Series to Boost Gaming Experience" Zacks 11:41 AM
  • "TSMC is hitting 7nm+ yields in time for AMD Zen 3" KitGuru 8:08 AM
  • "The Microsoft Deal Won't Give AMD Stock the Bump You Might Think" InvestorPlace 8:08 AM
  • "HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "HP Elite Dragonfly lands in SA - the new lightweight business notebook" Stuff 8:04 AM
  • "Dubai Municipality selects Dell Technologies solutions to power Digital Transformation strategy" Intelligent CIO 8:05 AM
  • "Oracle builds cloud ambitions with 2,000 hires" Telecoms 8:03 AM
  • "Cisco Retools Leadership Team, Embraces CC Changes | Insight for the Connected Enterprise" No Jitter 8:01 AM
  • "Tech Mahindra, Cisco launch 5G-enabled solution to build 'factories of future'" IANS 7:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Global plan would close tax havens to tech giants like Apple and Facebook" The Business Times 9:12 PM
  • "I Have To Admit: Apple Is Undervalued In The Long Run" Seeking Alpha 6:55 PM
  • "Apple Gains Midday on More iPhone 11 Enthusiasm" Investing 11:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher, end two-day skid as China-U.S. trade talks come into focus: Fed grew more worried about economy at September meeting, minutes show" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Ends Higher as China Signals Interest in Partial Trade Agreement: Stocks finish higher ahead of high-level trade talks after a report says China is still open to a partial trade agreement with the United States." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks surge ahead of trade talks" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on Trade Optimism: Investors looked to minutes from the Fed's September meeting for insight into the interest-rate outlook" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat as trade tensions ratchet back up: Nikkei, Hang Seng pull back as U.S. targets Chinese companies, officials" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:12 AM
  • "European stocks bounce back as investors watch U.S.-China trade talks" MarketWatch 8:12 AM

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