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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
  • "Apple Card issuer investigated after claims of sexist credit checks: Goldman Sachs faces official inquiry as IT figures including Steve Wozniak say they got 10 times or more the credit limit received by their wives" The Guardian 9:29 PM
  • "NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias" Associated Press 6:15 PM
  • "Allegations of discrimination spawn investigation into Apple Card credit lines: A series of angry tweets by the creator of Ruby on Rails alleging Apple Card approval discrimination has sparked a probe into Goldman Sachs credit card approval practices." AppleInsider 6:16 PM
  • "New York regulator probes Apple Card algorithms for gender bias after viral tweets"  MarketWatch 6:20 PM
  • "New York investigates claims of sexism in Apple Card credit limits: Officials want to know if Goldman Sachs is treating women fairly." Engadget 8:44 PM
  • "EU Is Looking Into Apple Pay Anti-Competitive Concerns"  WCCFTech 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Clear Up a Few Things About Women in Tech: And is making room for more women-led apps with Apple Entrepreneur Camp" Flare 10:31 AM
  • "Apple commemorates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on its German website" iMore 10:50 AM
  • "Here's proof the first week of Apple TV+ was a success"  BGR 3:16 PM
  • "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 11/8
  • "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 11/8
  • "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] 11/8
  • "The Virtuous Circle of Product Placement in Apple's TV+ Shows" MacRumors 11/8
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon are putting billions of dollars toward affordable housing — but that money may be too little, too late" MarketWatch 11/8
OS X
News
  • "Apple is fixing a macOS flaw that exposes snippets of 'encrypted' emails" BetaNews 7:20 AM
  • "How RunningBoard tracks every app, and manages some — The Eclectic Light Company" Eclectic Light Company 7:21 AM
  • "Apple to fix macOS email encryption bug in future software update" iMore 7:17 AM
  • "Apple Mail on macOS leaves parts of encrypted emails in plaintext: Apple has known since July, but a fix is still not available" ZDNet 11/8
  • "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 11/8
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac Keeps Freezing? How To Fix" macReports 11/8
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Download Old macOS Version Installer Using Terminal On Mac" Redmond Pie 12:56 PM
  • "How to get rid of the Mac's Catalina upgrade reminder" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "How to organize your Mac desktop for maximum efficiency" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "How To Organize Your Mac Desktop" macReports 11/8
  • "How To Use iMovie For Mac In Under 5 Minutes" MacMost 11/8
  • "How to delete your frequently visited Safari sites on a Mac computer in 2 different ways" Business Insider 11/8
Op/Ed
  • "Reminders Isn't for Me ... Yet" 512 Pixels 11/8
  • "Apple's Use of the Term 'Accessibility' on the Mac and on iOS Is Confusing" Kirkville 11/8
Press Releases
  • "DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension Once Again Available for Safari" MacTrast 11/8
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 11/8
  • "Hundreds of thousands of iPads will be used with smart AR security glasses" AppleInsider 11/8
  • "Apple Tower Theatre: Checking in on the restoration" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "'Dickinson,' 'See,' 'For All Mankind' Officially Renewed for Second Seasons at Apple TV+" The Hollywood Reporter 11/8
  • "New episodes of The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind are up" Cult of Mac 11/8
  • "Apple confirms its launch TV+ series will return for second seasons" Engadget 11/8
  • "SEE — Creating the World Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 11/8
  • "Apple donates to the conservation of elephants for all views of 'The Elephant Queen' in 2019" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Apple Watch fall detection makes hilarious appearance on James Corden's 'Late Late Show'" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "Apple Store employee fired after stealing personal photo from customer's iPhone" Cult of Mac 11/8
  • "Apple Store employee accused of sending himself photos from customer's phone" Mashable 11/8
Non-Apple News
  • "Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Instagram to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. as of next week: The feature has previously been tested in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations..." iMore 7:16 AM
  • "Facebook faces AI gap on policing" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/8
  • "Google: Margrethe Vestager Continues to Find Faults" Market Realist 11/8
  • "High Schoolers Are Flooding Their Schools' Google Maps With Memes" BuzzFeed News 11/8
  • "Five years ago Amazon introduced Alexa. The name may never be the same." Seattle Times 11/8
  • "T-Mobile's quid pro quos for the Sprint deal" Axios 11/8
  • "Here's how easy it is to get your data off Yahoo Groups" GearBrain 11/8
  • "Pixel 3 sales by the numbers: Google's flagship phone was a flop" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Tech billionaires' net worth has skyrocketed, and it looks like they'll only get richer" Business Insider 11/8
  • "Did You Get Random Valentine's Day Texts This Week? You're Not Alone" PC Magazine 11/8
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Original Content podcast: Apple's star-studded 'Morning Show' gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start" TechCrunch 1:18 PM
  • "MacVoices #19240: Briefing - Using the Flow Transition in Final Cut Pro X - MacVoices" MacVoices 11/8
  • "Spotting Fake News, MacBook Complaints – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-08" The Mac Observer 11/8
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple TV+ and HomePod" The Loop 11/8
  • "Vergecast: Adobe Max 2019, AirPods Pro review, and missed texts from Valentine's Day" The Verge 11/8
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 08, 2019 –┬áiOS 13.2.2 bug fixes, Apple Watch keeps growing" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 250: AirPods Pro review and Apple TV+ launch" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 55: Photos App in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina" Kirkville 11/8
  • "The Engadget Podcast: The streaming wars have begun" Engadget 11/8
  • "Apple privacy, Qualcomm & iPhone 5G, Facebook and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 11/8
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Updates Its Privacy Website For iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 And watchOS 6" Redmond Pie 8:44 PM
  • "Mac Pro spotted in DJ Calvin Harris' studio ahead of launch: While we still don't have any hard dates on the release of the Mac Pro, there has been one spotted in the wild —at the studio of DJ and producer Calvin Harris." AppleInsider 11:20 AM
  • "Apple's New Mac Pro Appears in Calvin Harris' Instagram Stories" WCCFTech 1:16 PM
  • "US Patent Office has denied Apple petition to review RED's RAW video patent" Alex4D 3:19 PM
  • "Patent filing hints at in-display Touch ID for the Apple Watch" phoneArena 3:10 PM
  • "A5X: How Apple took iPad to a luxury tier rivals couldn't match"  AppleInsider 11/8
  • "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 11/8
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Amazon drops 2018 iPad with Cellular to $299, lowest price ever" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/8
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/8

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Incase metallic AirPods case adds protection without adding bulk" AppleInsider 4:28 PM
  • "Review: Buddyphones help protect your kids' hearing with built-in volume limiting" AppleInsider 11:19 AM
  • "Volta XL: A cable that can stop you destroying your precious MacBook" ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Pixel 4 XL & iPhone 11 Square off in Latest Battery Test, With Google's Flagship Displaying Almost Impressive Results" WCCFTech 11/8
  • "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 11/8
  • "Dan vs. the AirPods Pro: I badly want to love AirPods Pro."  Six Colors 11/8
  • "AirPods Pro review: Apple at its best/Not the best-sounding wireless earbuds you can buy, just the most effortless and delightful."  Macworld 11/8
  • "Beats Solo Pro review: The best Beats headphones have one key flaw I can't overlook." Engadget 11/8
  • "Review: BentoStack PowerHub combines a Qi battery, USB-C hub, & storage" AppleInsider 11/8
  • "Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 noise-cancelling headphone review: A stunning refinement to a flagship" TechHive 11/8
  • "Sandmarc Hybrid Filters will improve your photos" Apple Must 11/8
  • "Mophie's juice pack access extends your iPhone's battery life — at a cost" Apple World Today 11/8
  • "Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "Curvy wood makes for stunning iPad stand" Cult of Mac 11/8
iOS Apps
  • "Photoshop on iPad is by turns fun, fantastic and infuriating: Follow the yellow-brick roadmap." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "From Instagram to Angry Birds, here are the top apps of the decade/Games, social media, dating apps and more: Here is a list of 25 apps that had the most impact on our lives in the last 10 years." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "Adobe deals with 'painful' early reviews of Photoshop for iPad"  The Verge 11/8
  • "Dictation offers great live audio transcription on the iPhone" Apple World Today 11/8
  • "Guildings is a charming new fantasy RPG for Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 11/8
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to quickly delete emails on iPhone, iPad w/ two-finger tap" 9to5Mac 11/8
  • "How to continue watching shows from one device to another with Apple TV+" iDownload Blog 11/8
Tips
  • "Fifteen iOS 13 tips and tricks - now on video!" iDownload Blog 11/8
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone 12 design rumors: The iPhone might get smaller in 2020/New renders show the 2020 iPhone with a familiar look." CNET 7:21 AM
  • "The next Apple Watch could add Touch ID to the display" TechRadar UK 7:21 AM
  • "Apple doesn't make toothpaste: What Apple is, says Mark Hibben, is 'one of the most successful fabless semiconductor companies on the planet.'" Apple 3.0 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch fall detection makes brilliant cameo appearance on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show'" iMore 7:17 AM
  • "Should Apple Acquire Sonos to Boost the HomePod?"  Market Realist 11/8
  • "Deidre O'Brien Admits: 'At Apple, Most People Had Written us Off' in Early 2000s" The Mac Observer 11/8
  • "Apple's TV+ Launch Shows Are on a Roll, But What's Coming Up Next?" iDrop News 11/8
  • "Please Stop Trying to Pay Me to Advertise Fake iOS Jailbreak Websites" Vice 11/8
  • "Why you should begin using Sign in with Apple"  Computerworld 11/8
  • "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] 11/8
Non-Apple
  • "Diablo 4 impressions: Soaking in dark atmosphere and feel-good combat" Ars Technica 12:56 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: I didn't expect to love it so much" Neowin 11:20 AM
  • "How to be a YouTube star" BBC 7:22 AM
  • "Will AI ever 'understand' satire?" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Google's Android Branding, Somewhat Similar To Apple's Mac OS X, Results In 'Pie' On Its Face" MacPrices 11/8
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Carfection filmed a video shot entirely on iPhone 11 Pro, the results are stunning" iMore 7:15 AM
  • "Roku app for Apple Watch can control your device from your wrist | Engadget" Engadget 7:22 AM
  • "Roku launches Apple Watch app with voice controls and a remote locator" VentureBeat 11/8
  • "Just paid for your iPhone 11? Now you need one of these 12+ cases..." Apple Must 11/8
  • "Without Netflix and Apple TV+, your old Roku needs upgrading" GearBrain 11/8
  • "Apple Arcade adds Takeshi & Hiroshi, Discolored, Marble It Up: Mayhem, UFO On Tape: First Contact, Sociable Soccer, and Guildings" iDownload Blog 11/8
  • "Apple Arcade now has 100 games" Engadget 11/8
  • "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 11/8
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle: A swappable battery would be icing on the cake, though" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Surface Pro X unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Explains the Future of the Windows 10 App Platform" Thurrott 4:28 PM
  • "What is the name of Intel's Cascade Lake +5 server? Exclusive: After Granite Rapids and Eagle Stream" SemiAccurate 4:28 PM
  • "HP Feels No Pressure to React Quickly to Xerox Takeover Bid" Bloomberg 11/8
  • "Smaller Xerox Wants To Buy Out Bigger Rival HP Inc" Business Times 11/8
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise explains why it gave up on quantum computing right as it was splitting off from HP Inc" Business Insider 11/8
  • "IBM touts first financial services-specific public cloud after Bank of America collaboration" CloudTech 11/8
  • "Indeed says Deloitte, IBM, Accenture top hirers for blockchain staff" Ledger Insights 11/8
  • "IBM Unveils Public Cloud for Financial Services: Bank of America partnered in creation of industry-specific platform" Channelnomics 11/8
  • "IBM's DRAM inventor Bob Dennard gets chip industry's highest honor" VentureBeat 11/8
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 'BlueKeep' Attack: Users Told To Patch Now" Forbes 11/8
  • "Microsoft Looks to AI, Defense Health" MoneyShow 11/8
  • "Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost: The chipmaking king keeps its crown, for now" The Verge 11/8
  • "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 11/8
  • "AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper Chips" Market Realist 11/8
  • "Recent AMD and Intel Desktop CPU Launches Show How Much Roles Have Reversed" RealMoney 11/8
  • "AMD sees increases in market share" Fudzilla 11/8
  • "AMD is prepping Integer Scaling for its Radeon graphics card drivers" PCGamesN 11/8
  • "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 11/8
  • "Nvidia patches severe GeForce, GPU vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11/8
  • "Cisco promises CIO digital transformation gains with new collaboration suite" ComputerWeekly 11/8
  • "Cisco fixes small business routers, kills eavesdropping vulnerability in conferencing devices" Help Net Security 11/8
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch Shipments Surged 51% in Q3" Motley Fool 1:16 PM
  • "Apple Sells Jumbo 2 Billion-Euro Green Bond in Europe Debut" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/8
  • "Apple: Nibbling At The Edges For 10% To 14% Yields" Seeking Alpha 11/8
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 11/8
  • "Dow, S&P, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs Despite US-China Tariff Woes" TheStreet 11/8
  • "Stocks cut losses, rising to fresh records" FOXBusiness 11/8
  • "Stocks Close at Records as Yields Notch Big Weekly Gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/8
  • "Asian markets mixed amid conflicting reports of tariff rollbacks: Nikkei about flat, while Hang Seng retreats slightly" MarketWatch 11/8
  • "European stocks pull back as investors cool on U.S.-China trade progress: Luxury goods group Richemont tumbles after profit miss" MarketWatch 11/8

 
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