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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.

  • "Goldman Sachs will reevaluate Apple Card credit limits after bias allegations"  CNBC 7:20 PM
  • "NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias"  Associated Press 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Card issuer investigated over credit algorithm gender bias claims: Goldman Sachs is facing a probe due to allegations that men are being offered higher credit limits than women." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Is the Apple Card Sexist? Apple's algorithm seems to be granting women a fraction of their spouses' borrowing limits. It's a worrying example of machine learning's deficiencies."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Card Investigated After Gender Discrimination Complaints: A prominent software developer said on Twitter that the credit card was 'sexist' against women applying for credit." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs releases statement in response to 'sexist' Apple Card allegations"  9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak agrees with critics who say Apple Card is sexist"  New York Post 8:29 AM
  • "Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says Apple Card offered his wife a lower credit limit" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone-Maker Apple's New Credit Card Has An Awkward Problem" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "There's a race to replace our iPhones with smart glasses we wear everywhere" CNBC 12:01 PM
  • "Apple TV+ Off to a Strong Start before Disney+ Launch" Market Realist 10:34 AM
  • "Google wants to call out slow sites with Chrome badging" ZDNet 8:17 PM
  • "BBEdit 13 review: A lucky number indeed for revered macOS text editor/The leading professional text editor for macOS." Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Sal Soghoian Reveals macOS's Hidden Custom Control Panels"  TidBITS 8:49 AM
  • "Trackpad dragging the easy way" Erica Sadun 10:23 AM
  • "macOS Catalina: How to make your iPhone and iPad appear on the Desktop" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "How to change the default app to open a file type on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Why my iPad podcast workflow still includes the Mac" Six Colors 7:54 PM
  • "macOS 11 Ventura is the operating system Apple should be making"  BetaNews 1:08 PM
  • "Dock Leaks 10.14.6: It's not better. It's worse. No one's paying attention?" Rixstep 8:18 AM
  • "Apple software/firmware updates remain a hot (and confusing) topic, with more about unwanted pushes you can't decline and wanted updates you just can't find" MacInTouch 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Kim Rozenfeld Steps Down As Apple Head Of Current Programming & Unscripted, Segues To First-Look Deal/EXCLUSIVE: Following the November 1 launch of Apple TV+, the streamer is realigning its executive ranks under toppers Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, combining development and current into a single-executive structure." Deadline 2:47 PM
  • "Alibaba Singles Day 2019: Record sales on biggest shopping day" ["Some of the top-selling products early in the day included the 5G version of Huawei's Mate 30 Pro smartphone, as well as Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max."] CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone 11 triumphs during Alibaba's record-breaking Singles Day in China" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Apple tried and failed to break RED's stranglehold on RAW video: It'll likely have to pay to license its ProRes RAW codec."  Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Red prevails over Apple in Rawcode patent challenge" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple removes Instagram stalking app from App Store: The Like Patrol app promised to keep tabs on partners' activity on Instagram. Apple says the app violated its guidelines." CNET 10:34 AM
  • "Apple throws Instagram 'stalker' app off store" BBC 1:07 PM
  • "Apple just removed an app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on Instagram" Business Insider 1:21 PM
  • "The augmented reality app helping veterans manage anxiety"  Apple 8:37 AM
  • "New iPhone 12 renders imagine slab sides, smaller notch, four 'cameras'" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Honors Veterans Day With Website Banner, Activity Challenge on Apple Watch, and More" MacRumors 9:27 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro video camera flexes its muscle in muscle car film." Cult of Mac 11:59 AM
  • "Teachers: Make your pupils' parents buy them an iPad to use at school. Oh and did you pack sunglasses for the Apple-funded jolly? iGiant paid for Irish educators to attend events abroad – report" The Register 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ransomware attack at Mexico's Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Child porn runs rampant on big tech platforms despite detection and prevention methods, according to New York Times investigation" Business Insider 8:53 PM
  • "What Do You Know About Me? It's way too difficult to find out what data companies are collecting about you." Slate 3:39 PM
  • "Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension" Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "Google Stadia only has a dozen launch games" BetaNews 3:37 PM
  • "Google secret project gathers health data of millions of Americans: WSJ" Reuters 1:38 PM
  • "Google may be secretly gathering millions of personal health records with alleged 'Project Nightingale'" The Verge 1:38 PM
  • "Google's Secret 'Project Nightingale' Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans: Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed" [Paid Membership Required] 1:38 PM
  • "Back-2-school hacking: Kaspersky blames pesky script kiddies for rash of DDoS cyber hooliganism/Educational institutions main target during September spike" The Register 11:59 AM
  • "Twitter wants your feedback on its proposed deepfakes policy: The company proposes warning labels—is that enough?" Ars Technica 11:38 AM
  • "Doctors are testing the use of VR headsets instead of general anaesthetics for young patients" ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "YouTube says it has 'no obligation' to host anyone's video: Other changes affect children's content" The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "Apple is changing the world of enterprise IT: Sunil Patro, founder and CEO at SignEasy, talks about Apple's commitment to the enterprise – and why India is an important part of the future." Computerworld 4:03 PM
  • "Tech Columnist and Author Mike Elgan -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 3:40 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 138 – Rethinking Apple's TV App in Light of TV+" MacStories 2:46 PM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien Interview, Apple and Veterans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-11" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "For All Mankind Imagines an Alternate History for NASA: The creator of Apple TV+'s launch title talks to WIRED's Peter Rubin about what it would look like if the Russians beat us to the moon." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Eyes 2022 Release for AR Headset, 2023 for Glasses: At an internal October meeting, Apple executives shared the company's product roadmap for two augmented reality devices. The stakes for the closely-watched products are sky-high as Apple hunts for the next big tech platform after phones."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Plans Standalone AR and VR Gaming Headset by 2022 and Glasses Later" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:39 PM
  • "Apple's smart glasses said to launch in 2023, three years later than originally expected" CNBC 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Said to Release AR Headset With 3D Scanning in 2022, Followed by Sleeker Glasses in 2023" MacRumors 8:34 AM
  • "Apple reportedly plans 2022 release for first AR headset, followed by AR glasses in 2023" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Apple reportedly revealed the devices it expects will replace the iPhone during a secret employee meeting in October" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Can't Kill A New iOS Hack On Hundreds Of Millions Of iPhones"  Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro reveal likely this week as Apple appears to be holding private press briefings" 9to5Mac 3:55 PM
  • "Kuo: Apple Watch Series 6 Models to Feature Faster Performance and Improved Water Resistance" MacRumors 10:26 AM
  • "'Apple Watch Series 6' expected to have better waterproofing, wireless connectivity" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "New Mac Pro spied in studio of DJ/producer Calvin Harris" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Special Offer for Veterans (Active or retired): More Power at its Core: Up to $300 Off Select Apple Products" ShopMyExchange 9:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM

  • "Review: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max one month later" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 video camera review: I'm putting the iPhone 11 up against the Pixel 4 in a camera-to-camera video shootout. So, which optics will reign supreme?" iMore 2:45 PM
  • "Hands on: Linksys Aware is a useful software feature for the Velop router" AppleInsider 2:18 PM
  • "Mini-review: Bandly is an Apple Watch band made from real wood" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
  • "Apple TV Plus vs Amazon Prime Video: Pricing, content, apps and more" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree' Review – Nordic Guitar Hero" Touch Arcade 5:09 PM
  • "'The Swords of Ditto' Review – An Original ARPG Adventure" Touch Arcade 3:40 PM
  • "How to log out of a Gmail account on your iPhone by removing the Google account from your device" Business Insider 3:12 PM
  • "How to transfer audio from iPhone to HomePod, and vice versa" iDownload Blog 1:08 PM
  • "How to Delete Siri Audio History on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 11:38 AM
  • "How To Manage Web Site Usernames & Passwords In Safari (iOS and macOS)" macReports 9:26 AM
  • "How To Cancel Your Apple Credit Card" macReports 9:26 AM
  • "How to use picture-in-picture with the TV app on Apple TV" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "How to Shut Up Your Gadgets at Night So You Can Sleep: Cut out the beeps and bloops and get some rest for a change." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "PSA: Logging Into Another Person's iPhone/iPad May Leak Your Keychain Passwords" iDrop News 7:06 PM
  • "Listenting To Radio Stations With the Music App On Your Apple Devices" MacMost 2:26 PM
  • "Switching your phone to dark mode could be a game-changer for your battery life, especially if you have one of 3 iPhones" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Apple Card: Did AI Run Amok?" Forbes 8:01 PM
  • "The Information: Apple Held 1,000-Person Internal Meeting Revealing Plans for 2022 AR Headset and 2023 AR Glasses" Daring Fireball 7:06 PM
  • "Apple TV+: Attention and retention are everything" Apple Must 1:35 PM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Production Reportedly Underway as Launch Timing Remains Uncertain" MacRumors 11:39 AM
  • "Could This One Move Solve Apple's iPhone Problem?" Motley Fool 9:24 AM
  • "Is this the iPhone 12 Pro of our dreams?" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "Editorial: Steve Jobs shared secrets of Apple's iPad but nobody listened" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Photoshop for iPad: Users bemoan lack of features with the new software" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "Adobe's Photoshop for iPad Is a Major Fail With Users. The Company's Response Is a Lesson in Why Expectations are Everything: Photoshop users expected a lot more than they got when Adobe finally shipped its iPad version. Here's why that's a big problem."  Inc. 8:18 AM
  • "AI-generated fake content could unleash a virtual arms race" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Is Big Tech too big?" Quartz [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:42 AM
  • "LinkedIn: social nerds' work" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Checkra1n public beta v0.9.2 incorporates bug fixes and 'no substrate mode'" iDownload Blog 7:44 PM
  • "Checkra1n is the first public jailbreak tool compatible with iOS 13" 9to5Mac 11:38 AM
  • "'Romancing SaGa Re;universe' That Debuted on iOS and Android in Japan Last Year Is Getting an English Release Next Year" Touch Arcade 10:26 AM
  • "'The White Door' from Rusty Lake and Second Maze Has Been Delayed to January 2020" Touch Arcade 9:32 AM
  • "'Don't Be Evil' tars Apple with Google's brush" Apple 3.0 9:26 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar fo the Week of November 11: Bob LeVitus Times Two, Jeff Gamet, Parallels" The MUG Center 8:46 AM
  • "Wearable Display Market Outlook to 2024 Featuring Key Players: AU Optronics, BOE Technology, Apple Inc., Sharp & Kopin Corporation | Radiant Insights, Inc." PRNewswire 8:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Upgraded at Evercore as Potential Xerox Tie-Up Seen as Positive: Evercore raises its price target on HP Inc. to a Wall Street high of $24." TheStreet 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S." Reuters 3:12 PM
  • "Microsoft backs California data privacy law taking effect next year" GeekWire 5:19 PM
  • "Microsoft to apply California's privacy law for all US users" ZDNet 7:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's new videos make boring software look sexy again: Yammer, tasks, and Fluid Framework get the sizzle video treatment" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Ignite postmortem: Cutting through the complexity" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Can Break Out and Run to $150: Buyers continue to step in gobble up Microsoft stock, giving the breakout more life. Now let's see if shares can rally back to $150." TheStreet 1:08 PM
  • "Intel Core i9 9900KS review: the new fastest gaming CPU" Eurogamer 3:26 PM
  • "Intel NUC 10 appears with 10th Gen Comet Lake-U CPUs" WCCFTech 3:26 PM
  • "AMD reportedly prepping Ryzen 9 APU to tackle Intel Tiger Lake" PCGamesN 3:24 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmark Leaks From Dell Alienware Aurora Desktop" Tom's Hardware 3:24 PM
  • "AMD Promises Long-Term Support For Threadripper 3000 sTRX4 CPU Socket" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AMD Radeon Linux Driver Hints At Incoming Integer Scaling Feature" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Xerox moves to win over HP in audacious takeover bid" Bloomberg 3:23 PM
  • "Woodside Energy signs AI and quantum computing deal with IBM" ZDNet 8:17 PM
  • "Adlink, IBM Taiwan to help makers integrate IT, OT, AI" DigiTimes 3:26 PM
  • "Enabling Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale" InsideHPC 3:22 PM
  • "Oracle presses ahead with Pentagon cloud lawsuit despite Amazon's contract-bid loss" Washington Post 3:22 PM
  • "Cisco Stock Is Falling After an Analyst Downgraded It Over Economic Worries" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:20 PM
  • "Cisco earnings: Fears of a tech-spending slowdown face one of their biggest tests/Cisco's first-quarter results could go a long way toward gauging IT demand among corporate customers" MarketWatch 1:07 PM
  • "Cisco's Digital Partner Marketing Platform Sees Increase In Adoption" CRN 3:20 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow closes at record after Boeing surges on report of 737 Max early return: Treasury markets are closed in observance of Veterans Day but the stock market stays open" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed Over Concerns About US-China Trade Deal" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Boeing helps Dow close at record high" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Hits Record in Quiet Session: Dow industrials end at new record as S&P 500 and Nasdaq drift lower" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets fall as Hong Kong violence escalates, trade tensions linger: Stocks sink in Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Europe stocks sag on China trade and Hong Kong violence concerns" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

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