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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 Services Censored in China Where Devices Flourished: The company's growing roster of digital services increases tension with China's authoritarian government."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Eu's Vestager says has received many concerns regarding Apple Pay" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartwatch Shipments Leap to 14 Million Units in Q3 2019" ["Apple Watch maintained first position with 48 percent global smartwatch marketshare, while Samsung held second place, and Fitbit clung on to third."] Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Controls Half of World's Smartwatch Business" 24/7 Wall St. 8:19 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Shipped 10.1 Million iPads in Q3" Motley Fool 8:19 AM
OS X
News
  • "Adobe is building live-streaming into Creative Cloud apps: 'It makes all of our products viral'" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update" MacRumors 12:56 PM
  • "Apple releases first developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2" 9to5Mac 12:57 PM
  • "MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Beta 1 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 4:00 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Can't Sing In To The Music App On Mac? Fix" macReports 7:49 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to use tags on Mac to organize files and folders" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "How to download shows on Apple TV+ to watch offline" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Learn How To Use the IF Function In Numbers" MacMost 2:18 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Your Morning Marmalade" ["'Finder in Catalina seems fragile. Mine crashes at least once a day, and as often as not, I can't force it to relaunch.' Think about that for a moment. Let that really sink in."] Rixstep 7:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Duck Duck Go gives Mac users even more privacy" Apple Must 8:29 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo's Safari Privacy Browser Extension Now Available for macOS Catalina" MacRumors 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV Plus Renews Four Series as Glimpses Emerge of First-Week Activity"  Variety 3:58 PM
  • "Apple has ordered second seasons for four of its Apple TV+ original series: One week in and we're already talking about season two." iMore 9:12 PM
  • "Apple TV+ reportedly attracts 'millions' of users in first week as Apple renews four shows" AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "Apple TV+ has arrived: Here are the details (and some fine print)/Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming service."  TechHive 7:35 AM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan's Apple TV+ Show Servant Has a Trailer: Also, consumers are officially overwhelmed by their streaming video options. Whoops!" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Increases Its Number Of Self-driving Car Drivers"  macReports 2:48 PM
  • "Apple details new Safari, Location Services, Sign in with Apple privacy features" Help Net Security 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Expands Policies to Help New Parents Coming Back to Work" The Mac Observer 10:57 AM
  • "Netflix bets on Japanese anime to battle Disney and Apple in streaming wars" Bloomberg 8:20 AM
  • "Telstra to provide WA Police with 3,000 iPhones: The Police Force is also developing apps for its officers, which will allow statements to be taken in the field and eventually enable officers to write and post traffic infringements." ZDNet 7:50 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A bizarre glitch finally sends out tons of delayed text messages from February" BGR 8:35 PM
  • "Disney+ is Coming to Amazon's Fire TV Devices: Disney and Amazon had reportedly clashed over an agreement to feature Disney+ over the Fire TV streaming hardware. But on Thursday, the companies announced they had reached a deal." PC Magazine 8:30 PM
  • "Bye box: How streaming could kill the games console" BBC 6:22 PM
  • "If You Got a Strange Text Last Night, Here's Why: The mystery of the 4 a.m. ghost text, solved."  Popular Mechanics 1:07 PM
  • "Google finally gets serious about protecting you from malicious Android apps" BGR 12:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile's 600 MHz 5G network launches on December 6; announces '5G for Good' initiatives" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • "T-Mobile will give free internet to 10 million homes in need: T-Mobile will help folks in need, but only once the merger is approved" Android Central 10:27 AM
  • "China says it has agreed with the US to cancel existing trade tariffs in phases" CNBC 8:07 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Briefing -Starting A New Podcast" MacVoices 3:23 PM
  • "Google Malware Scanners, Apple Family Leave – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-07" The Mac Observer 2:18 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 07, 2019 –¬†Apple details iPhone privacy in iOS 13" 9to5Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Apple TV+: Why it's worth tuning in/Macworld Podcast episode 675" Macworld 7:34 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "You can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.2 if you've already upgraded" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm may have just hinted that 5G iPhones are coming in 2020" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 13.2.2 & iPadOS 13.2.2 — Both Include Fix For Background Refresh Bug" MacTrast 9:12 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2 With Fix for Background Refresh Bug" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 13.2.2, iPadOS 13.2.2 with background app quit bug fix" AppleInsider 12:21 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 13.2.2 To Fix Crippling Multitasking Bug That Drove Users Insane" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Adobe chief defends Photoshop for iPad following poor reviews" Cult of Mac 12:13 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 13.2.2 to fix multitasking bug: If you've been experiencing more frequent apps closing in the background after updating to iOS 13.2, Apple just released a fix." ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2 with Bug Fixes" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "Apple looking to make Watch bands with wireless antennas" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Future Apple Watch bands could have a built-in antenna" Apple World Today 8:08 AM
  • "Apple may Shift Apple Watch Antennas to the Band while adding Touch ID to the Display" Patently Apple 8:23 AM
  • "A new Apple Patent Focuses on Optical Modules for a Future Head-Mounted Display" Patently Apple 7:48 AM
  • "Apple files for patent for a lyric search service for Apple Music" Apple World Today 8:22 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To Keep Your MacBook From Overheating" macReports 7:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Apple Black Friday 2019 deals: The very best Apple device deals available now through to Black Friday at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Amazon" ZDNet 6:23 PM
  • "Best Buy's massive Apple sale includes a $250 iPad offer" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max camera review"  DxOMark 8:19 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Review: Hearing is still believing" Six Colors 2:48 PM
  • "AirPods Pro review: you don't need to be an AirPods power-user to appreciate them" AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "AirPods Pro review – within earshot of perfection [Video] 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "AirPods Pro: Easy to Love, Hard to Explain Why" Apple News Net 8:25 AM
  • "Apple AirPods 2 vs AirPods Pro: which is better? Apple's wireless earbuds battle it out" What Hi-Fi? 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max cameras fall behind Xiaomi Mi CC9, Huawei Mate 30 Pro" SlashGear 9:52 PM
  • "Review: Canary View is a well-designed smart home camera that screams for HomeKit/With an attractive, modern design and some great AI smarts, the Canary View is a fantastic and affordable security camera that unfortunately lacks support for Apple's HomeKit." AppleInsider 6:55 PM
  • "The Wonderful World Of Chinese Hi-Fi: The best pair of $20 earbuds you'll ever buy" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Colorful canvas brings fresh new look to Apple Watch [Review] Cult of Mac 3:58 PM
iOS Apps
  • "iPad vs. MacBook: is iPadOS a game changer?" Intego 7:49 AM
  • "PhotoSync 4 review: Better AirDrop for iOS devices, and a whole lot more/An indispensable iOS utility for transferring photos and videos." Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "Duolingo vs. Rosetta Stone: How to choose the best language-learning app/Does Rosetta Stone's language legacy give it the edge over newcomer Duolingo?" CNET 7:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to install third-party fonts in iOS 13" Digital Trends 2:28 PM
  • "Files app column view: How to use great new iPadOS feature" Cult of Mac 2:28 PM
Tips
  • "How to use Sign In With Apple and manage your log in information" AppleInsider 2:26 PM
  • "TiPbITS: Quickly Access App Updates in iOS 13" TidBITS 12:21 PM
  • "How I Keep Track of New Music Releases" MacStories 8:38 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Editor's Notebook: Apple makes first move to tackle housing affordability – who's next?" Triangle Business Journal 12:57 PM
  • "Apple and bugginess" The Loop 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's big privacy revamp: Genuine commitment or is it just for show? The iPhone-maker has given its privacy page a make-over, in a continuing effort to prove it's better than its rivals." ZDNet 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch: New or refurbished? Why I'm glad I bought a used Series 4/My journey from the Apple Watch Series 2 to the Series 5, and back to the Series 4."  ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "One way Microsoft's Surface Pro X is better than the iPad: If repairability is your thing, then Microsoft's Surface Pro X beats Apple's iPad hands-down." ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "Surface Pro X is more repairable than any iPad according to iFixit" Windows Central 8:19 AM
  • "Why You Should Care About Layoffs At Apple's Ad Agency TBWA" Forbes 7:17 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Streaks Of Brilliance, Pure Android" HotHardware 1:05 PM
  • "Gates Gets It Wrong Again on Windows Mobile (Premium)" Thurrott 7:44 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Shares Featurette on the Creation of Apple TV+ Show 'See' - MacRumors" MacRumors 7:36 PM
  • "All Apple Arcade Games available now (and what's coming soon)" iMore 6:22 PM
  • "Logitech releases Slim Folio keyboard case for 3rd generation Apple iPad Air" BetaNews 2:49 PM
  • "New Dictation app brings advanced offline transcription capabilities to iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 12:21 PM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' Patch 0.15.5 Brings Royale Pass Season 10, a New Team Deathmatch Map, Vehicle, Weapon, and a Lot More" Touch Arcade 8:38 AM
  • "Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off Now Available for Pre-Registration on Android and iOS" WCCFTech 8:19 AM
  • "Pad & Quill's new Aria MacBook cases are handmade, leather, and gorgeous" iMore 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Bill Gates: Windows Mobile would have beaten Android if it weren't for those pesky feds/He claims legal action took his 'eye off the ball'" The Inquirer 6:22 AM
  • "Bill Gates thinks Windows Mobile would have beaten Android without Microsoft's antitrust woes" The Verge 6:35 AM
  • "Surface Pro X Gets Firmware Update to Improve Battery Life" Thurrott 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (Ryzen 7) review: The price tag climbs, but battery life drops" PCWorld 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft starts shipping Hololens 2 for $3,500" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "HoloLens 2 starts shipping in to deep-pocketed pre-order customers" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft adds more AMD-powered Azure VMs, while Intel is caught in a benchmarking scandal" TechRepublic 6:35 AM
  • "Intel Claims Xeon Cascade Lake-AP 56 Core CPU Up To 84% Faster Than AMD's 64 Core EPYC Rome 7742 in Real-World HPC Benchmarks [Updated] WCCFTech 6:35 AM
  • "Intel Core i7 vs. Core i9: Which Is Right For You?" Digital Trends 6:32 AM
  • "Intel insists Xeon vs Epyc benchmark fight was fair, amends speed test claims anyway: Chipzilla says it didn't intentionally mislead anyone" The Register 6:33 AM
  • "Nio, Mobileye to bring autonomous cars to China" Tech in Asia 6:33 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel CPU Market Share: 7nm Makes Landfall as Price War Begins" Tom's Hardware 6:35 AM
  • "AMD continues to steal CPU market share — but Intel isn't going down without a fight" TechRadar UK 6:32 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X & 3960X Retailer Prices Confirmed, 32 Core For $1907 & 24 Core For $1340 US — Up To 4.5 GHz Boost, 280W TDP, 128 MB Cache" WCCFTech 6:33 AM
  • "Armari Magnetar R64ER-RS1280/LC review: AMD raises the bar yet again/The fastest multi-threaded performance we have ever seen, thanks to AMD's incredible new 64-core EPYC processor." IT PRO (UK) 6:31 AM
  • "IBM launches 'financial-services ready' public cloud with B..." Finextra 6:34 AM
  • "Cisco: All these routers have the same embedded crypto keys, so update firmware/Cisco removes static encryption keys that were shared across its small-business routers." ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Xerox Makes Takeover Offer for HP" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:30 AM
  • "Xerox considers acquiring HP, but here are all the reasons you printer is gathering dust" MarketWatch 6:42 AM
  • "Salesforce launches Salesforce CMS to meld content, data across screens, enterprises" ZDNet 11:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs" MacDailyNews 4:00 PM
  • "Apple's $2.2 billion 'Green Bond' issue will fund carbon emission reductions" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs even as conflicts emerge in Washington over new deal with China to cancel tariffs in stages: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs on U.S.-China Tariff Rollback" TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks jump after US, China agree to tariff rollback if phase one comes together" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Climb on Signs of Progress in U.S.-China Talks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "British pound slips as two Bank of England members vote for interest-rate cut: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:11 AM

 
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