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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.

  • "Apple stock hits all-time high"  CNBC 11:16 AM
  • "Apple hits record high, extends market value above $1 trillion" Business Insider 11:40 AM
  • "The key to Apple's future success: Apple's growth is slowing dramatically. In the third quarter of 2019, it generated nearly $54 billion in revenue—a significant sum to be sure, but one that represents a growth rate of just 1%As its iPhone sales flag and innovation slows, the company is exploring new territory to secure its future."  Quartz [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Streaming Video Could Be Worth $15 a Share, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China: We thought trade would bring Western values to China. Instead, it brought Chinese values to Apple."  BuzzFeed News 8:57 PM
  • "Chinese netizens hail Apple's removal of app that aids HK rioters"  Global Times 8:57 PM
  • "Hong Kong lawmaker who relied on the banned HKMap Live app warns Apple from becoming an 'accomplice for Chinese censorship'"  Business Insider 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook Defends Removal of Hong Kong Mapping App From App Store in Leaked Memo" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple CEO Defends Pulling Hong Kong Mapping App" Bloomberg Video 7:55 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook defends decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters" CNN 9:21 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Decision To Drop Controversial Hong Kong Protest App" Forbes 8:17 AM
  • "Apple faces China crunch as profits and values clash"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's diplomatic dance on China is coming to an end" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Word Users Are Incensed Over Apple's New Catalina OS"  Slate 4:41 PM
  • "macOS users targeted with new Tarmac malware: Tarmac malware deployed via malvertising campaigns across the US, Italy, and Japan." ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Releases First Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update" MacRumors 12:16 PM
  • "How to set up Screen Time on your Mac in macOS Catalina" 9to5Mac 4:45 PM
  • "How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone" ["On your Mac, you can pair via Bluetooth, but you'll need to be running the latest version of macOS Catalina..."] Time 8:07 AM
  • "10 Ways macOS Catalina Makes Your Mac More Secure" MacMost 1:00 PM
  • "How to create a text file with TextEdit on macOS" AddictiveTips 2:52 PM
  • "Things are so broken here at Apple. I joined about 4 years ago."  Hacker News 8:06 AM
  • "With Catalina, the Mac leans on Apple's other devices: Apple's other devices have grown up and are here to bring their own unique strengths to support the Mac." Macworld 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitter comes back to the Mac" TechCrunch 9:04 AM
  • "ExactScan Pro 19.10 - Fujitsu ScanSnap and Canon DR scanners on macOS Catalina!" ExactCode 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mac shipments fall ahead of big refreshes as PC sales grow" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption to be hindered by limited reach" Rapid TV News 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Enlists For 'Masters Of The Air,' As Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman Fly From HBO For WWII Series"  Deadline 11:05 AM
  • "Apple creates its own TV studio, will produce WWII drama 'Masters of Air'" TechCrunch 5:14 PM
  • "Clive Owen Joins Julianne Moore in Apple Drama 'Lisey's Story'" Variety 7:50 AM
  • "Watch: Steve Jobs Lookalike Visits Various Apple Stores, Takes Selfies And Gives Autographs To Fans" Redmond Pie 10:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone's Hong Kong controversy" VentureBeat 8:48 PM
  • "Study Finds Smart TVs Are Spying On You, Maybe That's Why Prices Are So Low" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Facebook Is Losing Its Cover for Libra As More Members Flee: The departures of Visa, Mastercard, and three others mean that more than ever, Libra is Facebook's cryptocurrency project." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 PM
  • "Major blow to Facebook's Libra digital currency as eBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out" Telegraph 3:25 PM
  • "Facebook's Libra Association crumbling as Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit: One week after PayPal left the project" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? New technology is creating some excitement in the formerly ho-hum world of dental care." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows" The Verge 10:47 AM
  • "Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks: The company says it's not unusual" The Verge 10:57 AM
  • "Not so fast: Survey says Google's Stadia will chew through data caps" The Next Web 5:50 PM
  • "All Google Stadia games will be playable in 4K at 60fps, here's what it means" Android Authority 7:49 AM
  • "Google Secures 549M Gallons of Groundwater to Cool Servers" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Blizzard reduces suspension of Hong Kong Hearthstone player and gives back his prize money: But it claims the ban has nothing to do with China" The Verge 7:46 PM
  • "People are firing back at Blizzard by using one of its characters in anti-China memes after the gaming company punished a pro-gamer for defending the Hong Kong protests" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "US Tech Giants Are Small Fish In the Chinese Market: American tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have small fractions of market share in China compared with state-backed Chinese e-commerce and social media giants." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Apple vs China Over Hong Kong – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-11" The Mac Observer 2:51 PM
  • "A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad: The Vergecast gets into Apple's new software" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of DEVONthink 3" MacVoices 12:14 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 11, 2019 –¬†Twitter returns to the Mac, Apple's 5G modems" 9to5Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Apple's AR Glasses are almost here! Catch the discussion, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 156: Apple's Content Distribution Arm" Above Avalon 8:07 AM
  • "It's Time to Put Down Your Phone: Webby founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain joins us to talk about her weekly tech Shabbat, a day in which her family abstains from modern technology." [Podcast] Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Rumored new iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard, on the Appleinsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple is hustling to get its own 5G modem in 2022's iPhones: The next-generation modem will be based on intellectual property Apple got by buying Intel's modem business last summer. But lots of work remains."  Fast Company 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Sets 'Aggressive' 2022 Deadline to Bring Custom 5G Modems to iPhones" MacRumors 7:53 AM
  • "Inside Apple's fantastically fast new Mac Pro" AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "iPhone 12 Pro concept imagines iPhone SE design" 9to5Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Apple brings built-in video controls in the camera app, but only for iPhone 11" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes for Windows update closes off ransomware attack vector" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Fixing iPadOS 13"s Glacial Performance on the iPad Air 2"  TidBITS 6:09 PM
  • "iOS 13.2 Beta 2 Bricking Some iPad Pro Models, Update Now Unavailable"  MacRumors 12:54 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM

  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Review: The Best Smartwatch Is Now A Better Watch" Mashable 10:47 AM
  • "Top 3 Otterbox Cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro or Pro Max" Mobile Reviews Eh 11:29 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iPadOS review: The iPad is dead, long live the iPad/Step by step, Apple is taking the iPad in a wholly new direction." Ars Technica 4:42 PM
  • "Hands-on with new iOS 13 beta 2 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 12:42 PM
  • "Hands on with all the changes in iOS 13.2 beta 2 — AirPods leaks, Siri recordings, emoji, & more" AppleInsider 9:41 AM
  • "How to Protect Your Domain Name System From Hijacking" ReadWrite 7:10 PM
  • "Use Announce Messages with Siri to hear messages in AirPods" Cult of Mac 2:51 PM
  • "How to Use the Files App in iOS 13 and iPadOS" PC Magazine 12:52 PM
  • "How to change how often Apple TV downloads screen savers" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Here's how to cancel Apple Arcade before being charged after the trial period" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "That's right: You can't turn off Personal Hotspot in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13/A change in philosophy has removed an off switch." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Expects Apple to Launch AR Glasses in Second Quarter of 2020" Daring Fireball 6:01 PM
  • "Decoding Apple's Touch Bar philosophy: Developing new user interfaces takes time; Apple's Touch Bar is a case in point." Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone 11: The next iPhone could spark the next big thing for Apple" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "The Lesson I Learned from Steve Jobs: A challenge from technology's greatest showman led Marc Benioff to a breakthrough insight about how to find true innovation at" [Paid Membership Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Hypocrisy Comes Home to Roost" iPad Insight 8:49 PM
  • "Its Products Make You Feel Good, But Apple Isn't Your Friend" The Mac Observer 2:51 PM
  • "Silicon Valley needs to grow a backbone and stand up to China: Big tech talks a good game. Apple says it 'cares deeply about the people who build our products,' Microsoft calls tech 'a powerful force for good,' and Google says it 'helps those affected by crises through our products, our people, and our partners.'"  Digital Trends 12:11 PM
  • "How Apple, Google and Blizzard Are Silencing Hong Kong Protesters" Tom's Guide 9:22 AM
  • "Hong Kong app: Apple should prioritize 'values over profits'" 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Hong Kong protest app removal: We did it to protect our users" Mashable 8:03 AM
  • "Poll: Should Apple keyboards follow Microsoft's example and have an emoji key?" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Google's next Pixelbook is basically a Macbook that runs Chrome OS" Ars Technica 12:13 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 3, one year later: Amazing camera, rough start" Engadget 8:17 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Bounty Hunter Space Lizard'" Touch Arcade 8:15 PM
  • "'Golden Tee Golf' Launching on iOS and Android October 28th" Touch Arcade 2:52 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s Teardown Wallpapers: The iPhone 11 may be the fancy new kid on the block, but the iPhone 5 and 5s are still capable devices for calling, texting, emailing, and web browsing." iFixit 12:53 PM
  • "Brydge Files Lawsuit Against Sentis' Libra Keyboard For Patent Infringement" PRNewswire 12:17 PM
  • "Hellrule is an auto-runner inspired by Ghosts n' Goblins and Castlevania that's heading to iOS and Android" 148Apps 12:10 PM
  • "Evernote joins the Dark Side with iOS 13 update" iMore 11:16 AM
  • "Shortcuts Corner: Quick Contacts, RSS Feeds, Inspecting Lenses for iPhone 11 Photos, and Turning Reminders to Notes" MacStories 10:57 AM
  • "Nomad's new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple's AirPower had promised" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "PC component manufacturer clones new Mac Pro case" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "New Apple Arcade Game Releases: 'Stela', 'ShockRods', 'Mind Symphony', 'INMOST', and 'Decoherence'" Touch Arcade 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Arcade has 5 new games that you can play now: Check out new mysteries and adventures from Chucklefish Games, Skybox Labs and more." CNET 8:23 AM
  • "The 10 best Apple Arcade games (so far): In a service filled with great titles, these are the games you should try out first." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Brydge plans iPad keyboard case with trackpad to rival MacBooks" Cult of Mac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "AMD has 30% of the CPU market for the first time in over a decade – should Intel be worried?" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Arcturus Next-Gen GPU Support Added To HWiNFO, Could Be Featured In Radeon Instinct AI/HPC Lineup As Early As 2020" WCCFTech 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Navi graphics cards could get ray tracing as soon as December" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Instinct HPC Accelerators Powered By Arcturus GPUs Rumored For H1 2020 Debut" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Benchmarks" Guru3D 8:35 AM
  • "Intel targets AI with new Xeon chips" IT-Online 8:37 AM
  • "No, Intel didn't confirm its discrete Xe GPUs will support ray tracing" PCWorld 4:42 PM
  • "Intel Core i3-10100 Comet Lake-S Quad-Core Budget Desktop Chip Leaks" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates: The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday." Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 means we're buying more PCs again, but the boost won't last" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft and NIST partner to create enterprise patching guide" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "Linux laptops: System76 reveals Intel 10th generation CPUs for its two new models" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM launches blockchain-based supply chain service with AI, IoT integration: Tied to its existing Sterling Order Management System service, the new blockchain and AI-enabled cloud offering enables real-time views of order shipments, alerts and optimization recommendations." Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "HP is cutting jobs again. Here's what we know about the impact in Boise and beyond" Idaho Business Review [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "HP users warned of critical security vulnerability" bit-tech 8:32 AM
  • "Michael Dell interview: We're quite ahead of HPE" CRN Australia 8:29 AM
  • "Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Modular, Zero-Footprint PC Launched in India" Gadgets 360 8:28 AM
  • "Dell quietly updates its Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition series with Intel 10th gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 3" Notebookcheck 8:29 AM
  • "PC sales are growing despite processor shortages" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Secure Collaboration a Win for Cisco: The Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack is available now" UCToday 8:30 AM
  • "I can't believe you've done this: asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website" The Register 8:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wedbush boosts Apple on 100M sub target for TV Plus" Seeking Alpha 2:52 PM
  • "Apple Drives the Major Indices: There is buying across the board right now but the question to ponder is how much to chase into the trade announcement." RealMoney 10:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes 300 points higher after U.S.-China trade truce: Fed to buy $60 bln Treasury bills per month into 2020" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher; Trump Announces 'Substanial Phase One' Trade Deal: Stocks finish sharply higher Friday on signs the U.S. and China have taken steps to ease trade tensions between the two countries." TheStreet 4:39 PM
  • "US and China agree to 'phase one deal' in trade war, stocks rally" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on U.S.-China Trade Talk Progress: The S&P 500 breaks a three-week losing streak and Dow posts gains of more than 300 points" [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Asian markets rise on fresh optimism over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei, Hang Seng up as Trump says negotiations 'going very well'" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:39 AM
  • "Stocks Are Rallying Around the World Because a U.S.-China Trade Deal Might Not Be a Pipe Dream" Barron's 8:38 AM

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