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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 Responds To Reports That It is Sharing Data With Tencent"  Slashdot 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Clarifies Tencent's Role in Fraudulent Website Warnings, Says No URL Data is Shared and Checks are Limited to Mainland China" MacRumors 11:54 AM
  • "Here's Apple's statement on Safari Fraudulent Website Warning and Tencent" iMore 11:58 AM
  • "Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China's Tencent" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Apple defends the way it shares Safari browser data with Google or Tencent: Security analysts and journalists over the weekend expressed concern Apple was being cavalier with users' privacy." CNET 2:58 PM
  • "Apple insists it's totally not doing that thing it wasn't accused of: We're not handing over Safari URLs to Tencent – just people's IP addresses" The Register 3:17 PM
  • "Apple Sending User Data to Chinese Company for Fraudulent Website Warnings in Safari"  MacRumors 7:53 AM
  • "Surprise Apple China Revelation Could Impact 1 Billion+ iPhone And iPad Users" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Apple sending user browsing data to Chinese company Tencent" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Safari on iOS can be sending your browsing data to China's Tencent" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "An Apple feature that shares some data from websites you visit in Safari with Chinese tech giant Tencent is attracting attention amid mounting tensions between the US and China" Business Insider 10:45 AM
  • "Can Apple do it again?" ["'This is a day I've been looking forward to for two-and-a-half years,' Apple co-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs said onstage at the 2007 Macworld convention. 'Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.'"]  Quartz 8:06 AM
  • "Apple explained, in charts: Apple has a bit of a growth problem. Somehow, the company seems like it's both just getting started, and also out of ideas."  Quartz 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Lower Prices, Users' Aging Handsets Drive iPhone Demand"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups" AppleInsider 9:51 AM
  • "Sidecar Not Woking? How To Troubleshoot" macReports 8:06 AM
  • "Activity Monitor Columns Are Missing, Fix" macReports 8:06 AM
  • "A New Metal Engine in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 Gives A Big Boost" Bare Feats 11:16 AM
  • "How to check iPad and Mac Sidecar requirements" 9to5Mac 3:54 PM
  • "9 New Features of Notes in macOS Catalina" MacMost 2:49 PM
  • "How iCloud Drive works with multiple users on a single Mac" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Relocated Items in macOS Catalina Explained" MacRumors 3:16 PM
  • "Find My: How to use Apple's new all-in-one app to find friends and devices" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How to stop from trying to run on your Mac" iMore 9:58 AM
  • "(MacOS) Catalina Crisis" Om Malik 5:47 PM
Press Releases
  • "Here is how to use your older scanners with macOS Catalina" Apple Must 12:42 PM
  • "Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 13.0.1: First Update to the Recently Released Major New Version" Bare Bones Software 11:49 AM
  • "Google announces new USB-C Titan Security Key: The latest version of the second-factor security key is compatible with Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices" ZDNet 11:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's sci-fi thriller See will be as epic as Game of Thrones, cost $15 million per episode" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Emmy Magazine Offers 3 Months Apple TV+ for Free" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Amsterdam reopens October 24 with pro filmmaking sessions" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple brings its updated Apple Maps into the midwest in new rolling update" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "What TV shows does Disney+ have?" iMore 9:11 PM
  • "AMC launches new video on demand platform to take on iTunes: AMC Entertainment is going from the theater to the home with the launch of an iTunes-style video on demand service for renting and buying movies." AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Google's fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard February 12-14 at EU court" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Thousands of DOS games have been added to the Internet Archive: It's the biggest update since games first hit the archive." Ars Technica 6:52 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to use AI to bleep out bad words in Xbox Live party chat: Speech-to-text algorithms mulled for machine-learning-based moderation." Ars Technica 3:00 PM
  • "Democrats are striking back against Facebook's ads policies: And it doesn't seem to be working... yet" The Verge 3:51 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met with Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro, and other conservatives" Mashable 2:58 PM
  • "Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits" Politico 1:50 PM
  • "Italy readies 'web tax' in its 2020 budget: sources" Reuters 10:44 AM
  • "WiFi 6 will face 5G competition: The emergence of two new wireless standards will cause IT decision-makers to think carefully." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "John Legere confirms T-Mobile Pixel 4 in cheeky Instagram and Facebook post" 9to5Google 7:48 AM
  • "#267: The Quiet Death of the Newton/James Thomson joins Jason to discuss converting an app from iOS to Mac via Catalyst, the prospects for using Catalyst on his most profitable app, and the end of an era as his app DragThing and all other 32-bit Mac apps fade away. We also sort out Apple and China, because that's not a complicated topic at all." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:58 PM
  • "Yev Pusin Tells Us about The New Features of Backblaze 7.0" MacVoices 2:49 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 14, 2019 –┬áiPhone SE 2 pricing, Apple TV+ news" 9to5Mac 11:05 AM
  • "1 Year, 30,000 km - On the road with FCPX Part 3 - Social Media Challenge" 8:18 AM
  • "Long for a cheaper iPhone? New SE 2 with iPhone 11 chip 'due early 2020 for $399'" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 will be Apple's most affordable smartphone to date" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "How To Fix Black Camera Problem On iPhone 11 / Pro / Max" Redmond Pie 11:31 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "The iPhone 11 Pro is worth buying for the cameras alone" Business Insider 9:50 AM
  • "Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro versus Samsung's Galaxy S10" AppleInsider 2:55 PM
  • "MacBook vs. MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air: Which MacBook Is Right for You?" MakeUseOf 8:20 PM
  • "Review: Satechi M1 mouse uses USB-C for charging & anodized aluminum for good looks" iDownload Blog 1:25 PM
  • "The Best iPhone 11 Cases We've Tried: I spent a month testing out 30 different cases for the new iPhone. These are my favorites." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Element Case's Black Ops Elite case for iPhone 11 Pro looks nice, but costs a small fortune" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Element's Rally case for the new iPhones has one really cool feature" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
iOS Apps
  • "How to Stop Spam Calls on iPhone with Silence Unknown Callers" OS X Daily 3:50 PM
  • "How to disable Safari link previews and see the destination URL instead" iDownload Blog 1:20 PM
  • "How to leave a Family Sharing plan on an iPhone or iPad, in 2 different ways" Business Insider 11:54 AM
  • "How to remove the Apple ID from your iPhone in 2 different ways, to wipe your data and information from the device" Business Insider 11:54 AM
  • "New Apple Watch: 3 steps to pair it and unpair an old one with your iPhone" CNET 8:16 AM
  • "How to dramatically improve your typing speed on an iPad (or make your typing more accurate)" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Resetting your iPhone SE 2 expectations" iMore 7:27 PM
  • "You should delay upgrading to iOS 13, too, music makers — but don't sweat the future" createdigitalmusic 6:05 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China" AppleInsider 1:20 PM
  • "Steve Jobs, internal Apple meeting, introducing Think Different campaign" The Loop 9:50 AM
  • "You probably won't be buying a Mac Pro this year" Computerworld 9:45 AM
  • "The iPad is an ergonomic disaster for traditional computing work, and needs full pointer support right now – Revert to Saved: A blog about design, gaming and technology" ["I've been thinking about this recently, especially because of the many problems in macOS Catalina. I'm suffering from tech fatigue lately: I'm tired of having to troubleshoot so many problems."] Kirkville 8:17 AM
  • "The iPad is an ergonomic disaster for traditional computing work, and needs full pointer support right now"  Revert to Saved 8:16 AM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: Apple and China; International Taxation Changes; Catalina Hitches; Eye Reflections and Risk" eXtensions 7:30 AM
  • "Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality" TechNewsWorld 1:20 PM
  • "What are cyber threats?" BetaNews 1:20 PM
  • "Review: Moto G7 Power is great budget smartphone for anyone" GearBrain 10:12 AM
  • "The next Big Tech battleground is your ears: Wireless earbuds are all the hotness, so it's time for Google to show up" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL preview: More than meets the eye/The Pixel 4 is much prettier on the inside than the outside." PCWorld 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple launches Apple TV+ Press, a dedicated media site for its upcoming shows and films: Apple TV+ gets its own Newsroom." iMore 9:11 PM
  • "Snapchat on iOS adds integration with Reddit for easy cross-platform sharing" 9to5Mac 9:02 PM
  • "Apple Launches Dedicated Press Site for Apple TV+ Original Content" The Mac Observer 2:54 PM
  • "New iRig audio gadgets for iPhone-toting podcasters and YouTubers" Cult of Mac 1:20 PM
  • "YouTube TV no longer accepts iTunes subscriptions on iOS, Apple TV" ["While it's definitely an inconvenience, the removal of this feature is probably for the best. Due to Apple's iTunes requirements, Google was forced to charge an extra $5 a month on top of the $50/month bill and the company couldn't offer new users a free trial either. If you already signed up for the service using iTunes billing, your payments shouldn't be affected unless you cancel."] 9to5Google 11:53 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 14: iPhoneography, iOS 13, Home Pods" The MUG Center 9:45 AM
  • "Interfaces more important to video streaming service users than content" AppleInsider 12:50 PM
  • "Quality of user interface (UI) more important than content recommendations in video service satisfaction" Parks Associates 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft's Newest PC Could Pave the Way for the Future of Computers" Time 8:35 AM
  • "A Reality Check for Microsoft's Surface Business" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:47 PM
  • "Intel plans to outmuscle AMD with $3 billion worth of CPU price cuts, rumor claims" TechRadar UK 8:47 AM
  • "Intel reportedly planning to unleash its financial might to counter AMD, price cuts for Core and Xeon processors to cost US$3 billion" Notebookcheck 8:47 AM
  • "Intel reportedly reserved $ 3 billion in 2019 to competitively block AMD" Guru3D 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Stock Is Telling Two Different Stories: The chipmaker's stock is looking for direction in advance of AMD's Q3 earnings announcement" InvestorPlace 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 CPUs could be more powerful than expected with double digit IPC boost" PCGamesN 8:48 AM
  • "NVIDIA will remaster more games with RTX ray tracing" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "IBM launches grant to promote diversity in the open source community" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "HP Fixes Vulnerability in Its Controversial 'Touchpoint Analytics' Bloatware PC App" Gadgets 360 8:46 AM
  • "At Dell, we work at the speed of a start-up: Karinne Brannigan" Hindu Business Line 8:45 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 15 has a speedy processor and gorgeous display, but it isn't a slam dunk" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung & TSMC Develop 8nm & 7nm Automotive-Grade Nodes" AnandTech 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle named Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data Integration" IT Brief Australia 8:41 AM
  • "Outcomex scoops Cisco security reseller deal with NAB" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco Canada's CEO fled Lebanon to find success here. We need to lower the barriers to newcomers so others can follow in her footsteps." Toronto Star 8:38 AM
  • "Spy Chips, The New Security Threat That's Planted Like Tiny Hardware Bugs" HotHardware 3:49 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inches Past Microsoft as World's Most Valuable Public Company" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:10 PM
  • "Apple set to reclaim market-cap title from Microsoft for first time in 6 months" MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "How Apple Marched to an All-Time High Last Week" Market Realist 9:48 AM
  • "UBS: iPhone demand in China up 230% in September" Apple 3.0 12:49 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower amid trade-deal skepticism, economic growth concerns: IMF likely to lower global growth forecast further Tuesday" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down as Wall Street Questions Trade Agreement: Stocks finish down Monday as Chinese officials said they want to talk further about last week's tentative trade agreement between the world's two largest economies." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks slightly higher as China cautions on trade deal: Stocks traded flat on Monday after Beijing said the United States and China still have some work to do before finalizing their 'phase one' trade agreement." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Lower in Quiet Session: Some analysts attribute a decline in oil prices to waning hopes for a solid U.S.-China trade deal" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets rise on relief over partial U.S.-China trade deal: Stocks surge in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:33 AM
  • "European stocks slink back on warier view of U.S.-China, Brexit talks" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

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