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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/Macintosh
  • "Apple Plays the Underdog in Streaming Wars: Tech giant brings lower price, fewer shows to Hollywood battle"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Behind Apple's 'Slow-Roll' Marketing Push for Its New Streaming Service" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Apple TV+, home of Apple Originals from the world's greatest storytellers, is now available" Apple 8:51 AM
  • "AppleTV+ debuts streaming TV service with Oprah and Aniston" Reuters 6:59 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Goes Live Friday - Here's The Outlook for Apple's Netflix Challenge: Thanks to a one-year free trial for customers who buy a new Apple device, Apple's TV+ could quickly rack up 100 million or more subscribers. After that it could get a lot more challenging."  TheStreet 7:11 AM
  • "Apple enters the video streaming wars with launch of TV+ service" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Apple TV+ now live, with one year free for new iOS, Apple TV and Mac purchases" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Apple TV+ launch marred by errors as new iPhone owners are frozen out of free trial" Telegraph 1:18 PM
  • "Apple: Putting its efforts where the money is/Apple's most recent quarterly financial results spotlights a few successful areas where the company is spending money to make money."  Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Apple Requests Tariff Waivers on iPhone Parts, Watch and AirPods"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Apple asks U.S. to waive tariffs on Chinese-made watches, iPhone parts, AirPods" Reuters 2:10 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's Latest MacOS Update Will Break Some Scanners" Forbes 7:34 AM
  • "Google pushes out urgent Chrome update to patch actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "Update your Google Chrome browser now: New exploit could leave you open to hacks" Digital Trends 3:55 PM
  • "Market share for Apple's macOS, iOS both rise slightly in October" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "'File or Document' Can't Be Opened Because The Original Item Can't Be Found, Fix" macReports 1:28 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Kaspersky Internet Security 2020: Top notch security at a good price/Kaspersky security has always been good, and with Internet Security 2020 we get top protection with some extra privacy features." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "How to place, view and cancel pre-orders in the TV app" iDownload Blog 7:20 AM
  • "How to change the layout of your inbox in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:20 AM
  • "Use Your Apple Watch to Unlock Your Mac and Authenticate" Kirkville 7:20 AM
  • "Understanding Windows, Tabs, Full Screen And Split Screen Modes" MacMost 2:06 PM
Op/Ed
  • "What are all those macOS Catalina security alerts?" Intego 7:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "MuTools releases MuLab & MUX Modular Plug-In 8.2" MuTools 8:45 AM
  • "TopXNotes is THE macOS app for 'power user' note takers" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Hackers Unlock Any Phone Using Photographed Fingerprints In Just 20 Minutes" Tom's Guide 7:01 AM
  • "Pegasus may have spread its tentacles into several apps: Cybersecurity firms have in the past found the Pegasus software in both the Apple and Android operating systems. WhatsApp said the number of infected users may go up from the current estimate of 1,400, as more people come forward." The Economic Times 8:56 PM
  • "Apple adds 5 new vice presidents to its executive lineup" Cult of Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs extends $10B in Apple Card credit over first month: According to regulatory filings made public this week, Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs said it doled out about $10 billion in credit lines for the Apple branded credit card in a little over one month." AppleInsider 7:38 PM
  • "How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets" ["Other listings have been promoted in apps approved and provided by Google Play and Apple's App Store, as well as the e-commerce platforms' own websites."] BBC 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung and Huawei are outselling Apple − and it's not even close" TrustedReviews 3:47 PM
  • "Apple Accused of Allowing Apps That Facilitate Modern Slavery" The Mac Observer 7:08 AM
  • "How I made the yawning face and waffle emoji" The Verge 9:15 AM
  • "'Ghostwriter' for Apple TV+ gets an official trailer on launch day" iDownload Blog 1:20 PM
  • "Sources: Apple's Pizza Is Very Good/'I swear, it's the best pizza I have had in the United States.'" Vice 9:09 AM
  • "This mom dressed her kids up as AirPods for Halloween, and yes, it's as adorable as it sounds" Mashable 9:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter Admits To Exploiting Users' Personal Data" Forbes 1:08 PM
  • "TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review: The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok's growing influence in the United States." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:22 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources" Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Here's the new 2019 Motorola Razr before you're supposed to see it" GearBrain 8:11 AM
  • "Facebook reportedly wanted to buy Fitbit but Google paid double" CNET 2:54 PM
  • "Google to acquire Fitbit, valuing the smartwatch maker at about $2.1 billion" CNBC 8:16 AM
  • "Google is acquiring Fitbit" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Helping more people with wearables: Google to acquire Fitbit" Google 8:10 AM
  • "Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019's tech?" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Apple pulled off an ingenious trick with its AirPods Pro billboards" Cult of Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Huawei's next tablet might look like the iPad Pro" Engadget 7:24 AM
  • "The RCS hack for Android is starting to break: Why don't good things last?" Android Central 7:17 AM
  • "Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web" Business Insider 7:06 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 680: Ambicopular" iMore 7:18 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 268, With Special Guest Dave Mark" Daring Fireball 2:13 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: AirPods Pro Hands On and HomePod" The Loop 1:20 PM
  • "The Engadget Podcast: Do you need Apple's AirPods Pro?" Engadget 1:19 PM
  • "AirPods Pro, Other True Wireless Earbuds – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-01" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 01, 2019 – Apple TV+ debuts, more" 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Apple's Q4 Earnings, Apple TV+ vs HBO Max, & possible 2020 MacBook Pros on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "AirPods Pro! We got'em, and we discuss their pros and cons, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Deep Listening: On this week's podcast, we talk about Apple's new AirPods, why they cost so much, and how they are impacting our culture." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Briefing -The Rode VideoMic Me-L" MacVoices 7:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Other than the Mac Pro, Apple may be done with hardware releases for 2019" AppleInsider 3:08 PM
  • "Want to repair Apple's $249 AirPods Pro? 'Both impractical and uneconomical,' says iFixit" ZDNet 8:11 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "'Why is my iPad screen black?': 3 ways to troubleshoot your iPad if the screen is unresponsive" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "Time Running Out For iPhone 5 Users To Update Software To Quash GPS Glitch" MacPrices 8:44 AM
  • "Apple to customers: Update your iPhone or risk connecting to email and more" GearBrain 7:23 AM
  • "iOS 13.2 killing background apps, 'doesn't multi-task any more'" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Night Mode: Which phone camera comes out on top?" BBC 9:07 PM
  • "The new AirPods Pro are fandabbydosey [An appreciation] Cult of Mac 3:56 PM
  • "AirPods Pro Hands On" The Loop 1:27 PM
  • "Apple AirPods Pro review: Your new everyday essential" GearBrain 1:26 PM
  • "AirPods Pro review: the perfect earbuds for the iPhone" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "I've been using Apple's new AirPods Pro to see if they live up to the hype, and the verdict is a resounding yes — here's why" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Why I Don't Like the Apple Watch" Eric Kim 7:00 AM
  • "Night photos from the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4" [Slideshow] CNET 7:25 AM
  • "This is the affordable Apple Pencil rival you've been looking for [Review] Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod now supports multiple users, but it's a buggy mess" VentureBeat 2:11 PM
  • "Marshall Major III Voice Review: Rock on for 60-hrs. with Google Assistant [Video] 9to5Toys 2:40 PM
Apple TV+
  • "Apple TV+ is fine: It's too cheap not to try, and it's guaranteed to be a success." Engadget 2:40 PM
  • "Hands-On With the New Apple TV+ Streaming Service" MacRumors 2:40 PM
  • "'For All Mankind' Episode 1 review: 'Red Moon' and lofty alt-history goals" iDownload Blog 1:28 PM
  • "Review: Apple TV+ Is Live, But It's Not Worth Your $5 Yet/Unless you're getting it for free, there's no reason to subscribe out of the gate" AdWeek 1:07 PM
  • "'See' Episode 1 review: 'Godflame' tries to find a light in a dark tunnel" iDownload Blog 1:20 PM
  • "See is a funny TV show, but not on purpose: Jason Momoa's Apple debut is perfect for one viral tweet — or maybe two" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "'Dickinson' Episode 1 review: 'Because I Could Not Stop' even if I wanted to" iDownload Blog 1:20 PM
  • "'Dickinson' is a flat, weird, and mean take on an American icon" Mashable 7:16 AM
  • "Dickinson is the wildest, weirdest, and most earnest show on Apple TV Plus: A show unapologetically about what it's like being a teenager" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "'The Morning Show' review: Off to a sluggish start/Aniston, Witherspoon, and Carell deliver good performances, but the script doesn't know what to do with itself." Macworld 2:39 PM
  • "The Morning Show explores abuses of power, but not really: Apple TV Plus' key prestige drama features a lot of big stars asking the smallest questions" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "The Morning Show is a timely, smart winner for Apple TV+ [Review] Cult of Mac 7:07 AM
  • "The shows worth watching and skipping on Apple TV Plus" Business Insider 10:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "AirPods Pro Video Teardown—0 out of 10 Total Destruction!" iFixit 2:53 PM
  • "How to Invert Screen Colors on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 10:55 AM
  • "How to download movies and shows from Apple TV+ for offline viewing" Digital Trends 10:37 AM
  • "How to play WebM files on your iPhone using a free third-party app" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "How much is Apple TV+, and how do you sign up? A beginner's guide" Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod can recognize your voice. Here's how to set it up: 'Hey, Siri, who am I?' Is now something you can ask your HomePod." CNET 7:26 AM
  • "How to register your free 1-year Apple TV+ service" iMore 7:24 AM
  • "How to hand off music or phone calls from your iPhone to a HomePod" Macworld 7:17 AM
Tips
  • "PSA Do not push any object into the hole of the AirPod Pro's Eartip" r/apple 9:29 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus 1-year free trial cuts off the moment you cancel: The offer is 'available for a limited time only.'" CNET 7:26 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Guide: Here's all the Apple TV shows and movies available now" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "iOS 13.2 tips: Check these security and privacy settings today" ZDNet 6:59 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Jason Snell On Apple's Drive For Services Revenue" Daring Fireball 9:07 PM
  • "Getting Started With Apple TV+ Is Easy and Obvious and Only the Very Last Step, Which Isn't Related to the Apple TV+ Signup Process in Particular, Made Me Want to Throw My iPhone Against a Wall" Daring Fireball 6:28 PM
  • "Running a 5K with AirPods Pro: Five questions answered/A bitter fit should mean you can do more with these upgraded earbuds." iMore 4:49 PM
  • "As Apple's services grow, it's 'gifts' for users and ARPU for analysts" Six Colors 3:54 PM
  • "'See' Review for Apple TV+: Off to a great start with a few stumbles along the way/See is a show with great vision, wonderful cinematography, and some fantastic performances from its cast; however, the pacing, script, and structure of the show sometimes misses the mark." iMore 7:14 PM
  • "Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?" TechCrunch 3:07 PM
  • "Apple TV Plus is basically free because Apple's end game is replicating Amazon Prime: It's all about bundling"  The Verge 10:35 AM
  • "A classic Mary Tyler Moore Show episode mirrors Apple TV Plus' Morning Show series: How two series airing nearly 50 years apart deal with women in media" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "Tim Cook thinks Apple customers are rich and very sensitive: Apple's CEO seems to think people need more than one pair of AirPods. The reason why is quite something."  ZDNet 9:15 AM
  • "Damage Control? Apple sends 'The Morning Show' season 1 to reviewers early: Is Apple panicking about poor reviews?" iMore 7:24 AM
  • "How Many Streaming Video Choices Are Too Many With Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Disney — And More?" Investor's Business Daily 7:11 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 4 Review: A stellar phone let down only by battery life" TechCo 3:47 PM
  • "What everyone is forgetting about in Google's $2.1 billion deal for Fibit" Yahoo Finance 3:54 PM
  • "Editorial: Google's acquisition of FitBit looks like two turkeys trying to make an eagle" AppleInsider 1:19 PM
  • "A Google Fitbit means new possibilities and questions for the smartwatch/Commentary: Google's Fitbit acquisition will lead to a new Google watch on the horizon. But will Fitbit users get their sensitive data pulled into a bigger ecosystem?" CNET 1:07 PM
  • "Will Fitbit Be Better Off With Google?" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "Software's Next Great Battle Will Be Fought Over Its Storytellers" Forbes 7:34 AM
  • "The Moto 'razr' foldable's images just leaked, and I'm Thirsty" The Next Web 7:15 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "KB Shortcut: Show Original(ity)" brunerd 10:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Apple Arcade Game Releases: 'Jumper Jon', 'Monomals', 'Star Fetched', Super Mega Mini Party', and 'The Mosaic'" Touch Arcade 1:27 PM
  • "Adobe brings 17,000 fonts to iOS 13 with Creative Cloud" Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
  • "Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard in snappy new Infiniti infotainment system: And you'll get over-the-air updates, too." CNET 10:35 AM
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud app updated with free custom fonts for iOS 13 and iPadOS" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Made in LDN: Apple to Showcase Creative Works of Talented Youth in London Next Weekend" MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Nintendo Just Announced a Beta for Multiplayer in 'Mario Kart Tour' That Will Be Available to Gold Pass Subscribers Only" Touch Arcade 7:36 AM
  • "Mario Kart Tour multiplayer testing to commence on iOS in December" AppleInsider 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Wins Pentagon's JEDI Contract as Its Cloud Business Grows" PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon contract win changes everything in the cloud wars with Amazon. Here's what you need to know." Business Insider 1:19 PM
  • "Q&A: Satya Nadella on Microsoft's new world view, dual-screen devices and Pentagon cloud deal" GeekWire 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's GitHub doubled down on its ICE contract as employees protest and even resign in disgust" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "The Surface Duo is a phone: Microsoft has strong reasons for shying away from calling the Surface Duo a phone. But that's the best way to explain it to customers." ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 1903 Affected by New Setup Bug, Workaround Ready" Bleeping Computer 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.13 addressing a range of bugs" Neowin 6:28 PM
  • "IBM challenges a recent result in quantum computing: Technically, they are right. Practically, it makes little difference" The Economist 7:54 AM
  • "Intel adds low-end Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U Comet Lake CPUs" Guru3D 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's Fastest Ever Gaming CPU Core i9-9900KS Launched At $513" Fossbytes 8:00 AM
  • "China sets aside $29bn to kick Intel and AMD CPUs out of the market" PCGamesN 7:56 AM
  • "Intel exec throws shade on AMD 'adding core count just because you can'" PCGamesN 7:56 AM
  • "AMD 4th Generation Ryzen APUs 'Renoir' Based on 7nm Zen 2 Cores Spotted Along With Their 3DMark Performance Benchmarks" WCCFTech 7:56 AM
  • "AI will not be job killer - IBM research" Finextra 7:54 AM
  • "Dell EMC to Deploy World's Largest Industrial Supercomputer at Eni" InsideHPC 7:53 AM
  • "Dell unveils Latitude 7220 for people who want a rugged tablet meant for extreme environments" MoneyControl 7:53 AM
  • "Dell Now Offering More Ubuntu Developer Edition Options For Their Comet Lake XPS" Phoronix 7:53 AM
  • "HP gives you next level power and performance with the Omen RTX Studio Laptop" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Cisco named IT network services partner of LA's SoFi Stadium" Telecompaper 7:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple iPhone sales estimates 'aren't any good' says leading analyst"  AppleInsider 8:55 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P500 and Nasdaq hit new records after October jobs numbers beat expectations: U.S. manufacturing activity contracts, but at a milder pace, in October" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs on Stronger-Than-Expected Jobs Report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs Friday after the U.S. jobs report is stronger than expected." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks surge to record high after strong jobs report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs on Friday after the October employment report blew past estimates." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Highs: Stocks climbed Friday on a stronger than expected jobs report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts: Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch up" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:27 AM
  • "European stocks lean higher after Chinese manufacturing data" MarketWatch 8:27 AM

 
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