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Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook interview with Nikkei on Tuesday reveals the CEO thinks non-abusive monopolies aren't bad, and he counters critics who claim smartphone industry has peaked; MIT Technology Review explains how Apple, unlike other companies, is able to personalize "Siri without hoovering up your data"; macOS Catalina update to 10.15.2 partially fixes speaker popping bug on new 16" MacBook Pros; Kirk McElhearn experienced a frozen Touch Bar on his MacBook Pro; iPhone 11 only gadget in Google's top searches of 2019; Apple drops 13 places to 84 in Glassdoor rankings; any guess as to why "so many AI systems [are] named after Muppets?"; so Apple's crazy expensive Mac Pro and Display, decked out, can cost you "more than a 2020 Corvette convertible", the wheels alone will cost you $400; and you should only use a special cleaning cloth from Apple to clean the display.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Meet Deirdre O'Brien, the Apple Executive Bringing a Human Touch to the Tech Giant: Badass Women celebrates women who show up, speak up, and get things done."  InStyle 8:19 AM
  • "What the AirPods Pro hint about Apple's wearable AR philosophy: As Apple's newest wearable device, the AirPods Pro may point to how Apple thinks about other wearable devices, like an AR headset."  Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Gadgets Co-Star in Its New TV Drama: iPhones, iPads and Macs share the screen with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in 'The Morning Show'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "The Virtuous Circle of Product Placement in Apple's TV+ Shows" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon are putting billions of dollars toward affordable housing — but that money may be too little, too late" MarketWatch 9:58 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple is fixing encrypted email on macOS because it's not quite as encrypted as we thought: Apple may have known for months"  The Verge 12:47 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac Keeps Freezing? How To Fix" macReports 8:43 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to get rid of the Mac's Catalina upgrade reminder" iDownload Blog 10:57 PM
  • "How to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "How To Organize Your Mac Desktop" macReports 8:37 AM
  • "How To Use iMovie For Mac In Under 5 Minutes" MacMost 12:33 PM
  • "How to delete your frequently visited Safari sites on a Mac computer in 2 different ways" Business Insider 12:02 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Reminders Isn't for Me ... Yet" 512 Pixels 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's Use of the Term 'Accessibility' on the Mac and on iOS Is Confusing" Kirkville 8:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension Once Again Available for Safari" MacTrast 11:00 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Rise by 0.8% in the Third Quarter as Huawei Went Full Steam in China, According to IDC" ["Apple shipped 46.6 million iPhones in 3Q19, which was a slight decline year over year but still better than most expectations. Apple continues to sell some refurbished iPhones via its own channels, which sustain and possibly grow the installed base, but also impact iPhone revenues. Newer iPhones, specifically the iPhone 11s and XR, did very well this quarter, capturing strong share in important markets like the U.S. and Western Europe."]  Business Wire 8:29 AM
  • "Hundreds of thousands of iPads will be used with smart AR security glasses" AppleInsider 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Tower Theatre: Checking in on the restoration" 9to5Mac 10:43 AM
  • "'Dickinson,' 'See,' 'For All Mankind' Officially Renewed for Second Seasons at Apple TV+" The Hollywood Reporter 8:15 AM
  • "New episodes of The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind are up" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Apple confirms its launch TV+ series will return for second seasons" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "SEE — Creating the World Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 8:41 AM
  • "Apple donates to the conservation of elephants for all views of 'The Elephant Queen' in 2019" iDownload Blog 12:14 PM
  • "Apple Watch fall detection makes hilarious appearance on James Corden's 'Late Late Show'" 9to5Mac 3:41 PM
  • "Apple Store employee fired after stealing personal photo from customer's iPhone" Cult of Mac 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Store employee accused of sending himself photos from customer's phone" Mashable 12:14 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook faces AI gap on policing" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:11 PM
  • "Google: Margrethe Vestager Continues to Find Faults" Market Realist 11:49 AM
  • "High Schoolers Are Flooding Their Schools' Google Maps With Memes" BuzzFeed News 11:49 AM
  • "Five years ago Amazon introduced Alexa. The name may never be the same." Seattle Times 11:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile's quid pro quos for the Sprint deal" Axios 10:00 AM
  • "Here's how easy it is to get your data off Yahoo Groups" GearBrain 8:44 AM
  • "Pixel 3 sales by the numbers: Google's flagship phone was a flop" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Tech billionaires' net worth has skyrocketed, and it looks like they'll only get richer" Business Insider 8:16 AM
  • "Did You Get Random Valentine's Day Texts This Week? You're Not Alone" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #19240: Briefing - Using the Flow Transition in Final Cut Pro X - MacVoices" MacVoices 3:56 PM
  • "Spotting Fake News, MacBook Complaints – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-08" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple TV+ and HomePod" The Loop 12:01 PM
  • "Vergecast: Adobe Max 2019, AirPods Pro review, and missed texts from Valentine's Day" The Verge 10:43 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 08, 2019 –┬áiOS 13.2.2 bug fixes, Apple Watch keeps growing" 9to5Mac 10:43 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 250: AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 55: Photos App in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina" Kirkville 8:42 AM
  • "The Engadget Podcast: The streaming wars have begun" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Apple privacy, Qualcomm & iPhone 5G, Facebook and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
Hardware/Software
News
  • "Apple Mail on macOS leaves parts of encrypted emails in plaintext: Apple has known since July, but a fix is still not available" ZDNet 10:54 PM
  • "A5X: How Apple took iPad to a luxury tier rivals couldn't match"  AppleInsider 12:07 PM
  • "iOS 13.2.2: Does it fix the multitasking problem? Does it bring new bugs? Apple has released an iOS update to fix a multitasking bug introduced in iOS 13.2. But does it work?" ZDNet 8:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pixel 4 XL & iPhone 11 Square off in Latest Battery Test, With Google's Flagship Displaying Almost Impressive Results" WCCFTech 11:00 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro: Is it good enough to replace a professional video camera? We challenged award-winning filmmakers to shoot a film using only the iPhone 11 Pro." CNET 6:58 PM
  • "Dan vs. the AirPods Pro: I badly want to love AirPods Pro."  Six Colors 12:02 PM
  • "AirPods Pro review: Apple at its best/Not the best-sounding wireless earbuds you can buy, just the most effortless and delightful."  Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Beats Solo Pro review: The best Beats headphones have one key flaw I can't overlook." Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Review: BentoStack PowerHub combines a Qi battery, USB-C hub, & storage" AppleInsider 2:43 PM
  • "Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 noise-cancelling headphone review: A stunning refinement to a flagship" TechHive 7:59 AM
  • "Sandmarc Hybrid Filters will improve your photos" Apple Must 12:42 PM
  • "Mophie's juice pack access extends your iPhone's battery life — at a cost" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Curvy wood makes for stunning iPad stand" Cult of Mac 4:03 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Adobe deals with 'painful' early reviews of Photoshop for iPad"  The Verge 2:21 PM
  • "Dictation offers great live audio transcription on the iPhone" Apple World Today 1:42 PM
  • "Guildings is a charming new fantasy RPG for Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 11:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to quickly delete emails on iPhone, iPad w/ two-finger tap" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "How to continue watching shows from one device to another with Apple TV+" iDownload Blog 8:45 AM
Tips
  • "Fifteen iOS 13 tips and tricks - now on video!" iDownload Blog 10:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Should Apple Acquire Sonos to Boost the HomePod?"  Market Realist 12:47 PM
  • "Deidre O'Brien Admits: 'At Apple, Most People Had Written us Off' in Early 2000s" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "Apple's TV+ Launch Shows Are on a Roll, But What's Coming Up Next?" iDrop News 11:48 AM
  • "Please Stop Trying to Pay Me to Advertise Fake iOS Jailbreak Websites" Vice 8:45 AM
  • "Why you should begin using Sign in with Apple"  Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "New Emoji Are So Boring—but They Don't Have to Be: A new data set on the popularity of emoji reveals a problem with Unicode's approval process, along with a way to fix it." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Will AI ever 'understand' satire?" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Google's Android Branding, Somewhat Similar To Apple's Mac OS X, Results In 'Pie' On Its Face" MacPrices 7:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Roku launches Apple Watch app with voice controls and a remote locator" VentureBeat 1:56 PM
  • "Just paid for your iPhone 11? Now you need one of these 12+ cases..." Apple Must 11:05 AM
  • "Without Netflix and Apple TV+, your old Roku needs upgrading" GearBrain 10:43 AM
  • "Apple Arcade adds Takeshi & Hiroshi, Discolored, Marble It Up: Mayhem, UFO On Tape: First Contact, Sociable Soccer, and Guildings" iDownload Blog 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Arcade now has 100 games" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Arcade's latest surprise is Guildlings, a cute fantasy game from the creator of Threes: 'A world of wizards and Wi-Fi'" The Verge 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Feels No Pressure to React Quickly to Xerox Takeover Bid" Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Smaller Xerox Wants To Buy Out Bigger Rival HP Inc" Business Times 9:03 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise explains why it gave up on quantum computing right as it was splitting off from HP Inc" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "IBM touts first financial services-specific public cloud after Bank of America collaboration" CloudTech 9:05 AM
  • "Indeed says Deloitte, IBM, Accenture top hirers for blockchain staff" Ledger Insights 9:05 AM
  • "IBM Unveils Public Cloud for Financial Services: Bank of America partnered in creation of industry-specific platform" Channelnomics 9:06 AM
  • "IBM's DRAM inventor Bob Dennard gets chip industry's highest honor" VentureBeat 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 'BlueKeep' Attack: Users Told To Patch Now" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to AI, Defense Health" MoneyShow 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost: The chipmaking king keeps its crown, for now" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro X now steers you away from buying apps that don't work: But some incompatible games still slip through the cracks" The Verge 3:44 PM
  • "AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper Chips" Market Realist 12:07 PM
  • "Recent AMD and Intel Desktop CPU Launches Show How Much Roles Have Reversed" RealMoney 9:08 AM
  • "AMD sees increases in market share" Fudzilla 9:07 AM
  • "AMD is prepping Integer Scaling for its Radeon graphics card drivers" PCGamesN 9:07 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs' new eco-mode could help cut your energy bills: Nifty new feature is incoming soon via Ryzen Master app" TechRadar UK 9:07 AM
  • "Nvidia patches severe GeForce, GPU vulnerabilities" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Cisco promises CIO digital transformation gains with new collaboration suite" ComputerWeekly 8:57 AM
  • "Cisco fixes small business routers, kills eavesdropping vulnerability in conferencing devices" Help Net Security 8:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Sells Jumbo 2 Billion-Euro Green Bond in Europe Debut" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Apple: Nibbling At The Edges For 10% To 14% Yields" Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market edges up to new record close even as Trump says he hasn't agreed to roll back China tariffs: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 4:49 PM
  • "Dow, S&P, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs Despite US-China Tariff Woes" TheStreet 4:49 PM
  • "Stocks cut losses, rising to fresh records" FOXBusiness 4:50 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Records as Yields Notch Big Weekly Gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:50 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed amid conflicting reports of tariff rollbacks: Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng retreats slightly" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "European stocks pull back as investors cool on U.S.-China trade progress: Luxury goods group Richemont tumbles after profit miss" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

 
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