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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 owns every mistake Goldman Sachs makes with its card: Apple isn't a bank, but its brand is tied to one now"  The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "The Apple Card Is Sexist. Blaming the Algorithm Is Proof."  Bloomberg Opinion 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Card's Gender-Bias Claims Look Familiar to Old-School Banks" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Goldman will re-check Apple Card credit scores after sexism claims: But only if you ask." Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Former HBO Topper Richard Plepler Inks Production Deal With Apple"  Deadline 3:07 PM
  • "HBO Ex-CEO in Advanced Talks for Production Deal With Apple TV+: Richard Plepler's deal would be exclusive, could be finalized in coming weeks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Richard Plepler, Former HBO Boss, Is Close to Apple Deal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:57 PM
  • "As Apple Plans Come Into Focus, Big Challenges Remain for AR"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:18 AM
  • "Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook to tour Apple operations in Texas: sources" Reuters 5:58 PM
  • "Tim Cook to host Donald Trump at Texas Apple factory, per report" The Verge 5:58 PM
OS X
News
  • "IBM CIO: Mac users perform better, more engaged than Windows users/IBM CIO Fletcher Previn has a massive Mac deployment and has curated a few performance and engagement metrics that go beyond total cost of ownership and support." ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "IBM: 'Mac users are happier and more productive'" Computerworld 12:37 PM
  • "IBM Finds Its Mac Users to Be More Productive Than PC Users" TidBITS 3:10 PM
  • "Apple's Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course" ZDNet 6:05 PM
  • "100% of Fortune 500 companies are using Apple products" AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "Jamf launches security analytics, visibility for Mac deployments: Jamf is adding visibility for CISOs by leveraging Apple's native security on the Mac and layering analytics and alerts on top." ZDNet 10:49 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to manage new Sign in with Apple identities: Apple has added its own login option for third parties, but you have to hunt a bit to find the controls." Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "How to create scenes with HomeKit to control multiple accessories" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "How to record video or take a photo right in iMovie" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "How to Find the Serial Number, Phone Number, IMEI, and Other Info of Your iOS on macOS Catalina" Kirkville 8:29 AM
  • "17 Pages For Mac Tips" MacMost 1:48 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Jamf Protect shows the future for Mac security and everyone should use it" Apple Must 3:15 PM
  • "Flipping the switch and the 32-bitpocalypse" Erica Sadun 12:54 PM
  • "Tell Siri to Stop Copying Encrypted Messages from Apple Mail" Decipher 9:36 AM
  • "So How Was the 2019 FCPX Creative Summit?" fcp.co 9:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jamf Launches Jamf Protect, Enterprise Endpoint Protection Purpose-Built for Mac" Jamf 10:44 AM
  • "IBM Announces Research Showing Mac Enables Greater Productivity and Employee Satisfaction at IBM" Jamf 10:44 AM
  • "Jamf Kicks Off 2019 Jamf Nation User Conference, Showcasing Powerful New Product Line" Jamf 10:44 AM
  • "Bit Lasso's 'CodeSearch' Developer Search App Available in Mac App Store" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "New Versions of AccessData's FTK and AD Lab Enable Forensic Investigators to Better Process Data from Apple Devices" Business Wire 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "On its own, AirPods could be a $175 billion enterprise" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "iOS Facebook app 'secretly using camera' while scrolling feed; likely a bug" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook 'secretly' uses your iPhone camera for no good reason" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook Accused Of Secretly Accessing Your iPhone's Camera In Epic Security Facepalm" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Apple premieres 'Truth Be Told,' coming to Apple TV+ December 6" Apple 8:11 AM
  • "Ghost Writer — First Look Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 12:54 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "US Court rules travellers' phones and laptops cannot be searched arbitrarily" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "Samsung reportedly signs a foldable glass maker to an exclusive deal" Android Central 11:09 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Microsoft Opts in to CCPA, Streaming Services Old & New – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-12" The Mac Observer 3:06 PM
  • "Five Questions with Mike Potter (and the Macstock Cyber Monday Sale!)" MacVoices 3:05 PM
  • "Jamf Nation User Conference Keynote: Join us here on November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am (US CST) to watch the keynote live." Jamf 10:48 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Set to Launch MacBook Pro With Bigger Screen, New Keyboard"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:03 PM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro Announcement Expected by Tomorrow" MacRumors 12:38 PM
  • "Apple Likely to Launch 16-inch Macbook Pro at a Private Press Conference this Week: Report" MySmartPrice 9:30 AM
  • "Apple may reveal its 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow" Engadget 6:31 PM
  • "Apple AR Glasses Launch May Be Pushed to 2023" Market Realist 8:52 AM
  • "iOS 13.2.2 causes battery havoc: iOS 13.2.2 might fix the bug that broke multitasking on the iPhone and iPad, but it appears to introduce a new bug that severely limits productivity when on the move." ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Can you really run the iPad Pro as a full desk setup — mouse, monitor, SD/USB hub, and all? This guy did" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "Second betas for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 out now" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "Download: iOS 13.3 Beta 2 IPSW Links, OTA Update File Along With iPadOS 13.3 Beta 2 Released" Redmond Pie 12:55 PM
  • "Safari Supports NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-Compliant Security Keys in iOS 13.3" MacRumors 12:55 PM
  • "Apple's 'Project Titan' could borrow TrueTone tech for even internal lighting" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Smart Fabrics Patent covering Fusible Insulating Strands for use in Future Devices & Accessories" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at future iterations of Mac laptops" Apple World Today 8:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.2" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Apple AirPods Pro/Apple's latest wireless earbuds are what the original AirPods should have been." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "The best smartwatch to buy for your iPhone: You know the answer" The Verge 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 7 vs. Apple iPad Pro" Forbes 9:30 AM
  • "Review: Samsung's Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it" TechCrunch 3:05 PM
  • "Spectacles 3 review: new design and a much higher price" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "OWC Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 and Plugable TBT3-NVME2TB Portable SSDs Review" AnandTech 8:34 AM
  • "Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD review: Just as fast as your MacBook Pro storage" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless reissue -- back to what started it all" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-On With the HomePod's New Multi-User Detection and Ambient Sound Features" MacRumors 4:12 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to save an entire text conversation on your iPhone" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "How to quickly select, move, delete notes on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 4:14 PM
  • "How to Disable / Enable Always On Display for Apple Watch" OS X Daily 3:10 PM
  • "How To Delete Siri Recordings From Apple Servers" Digital Trends 3:05 PM
  • "How to set an audio sleep timer on HomePod" iDownload Blog 10:01 AM
  • "How to set up fall detection on Apple Watch" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "How to unlock your iPhone on T-Mobile" iMore 8:39 AM
Tips
  • "iMessage Frequently Asked Questions" macReports 8:29 AM
  • "Unable to connect to Disney+? It's not just you, it's them ..." 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Apple needs outside help to create hit products [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 3:09 PM
  • "Editorial: How Steve Jobs' 'Thoughts On Flash' gave iPad a head start in tablets" AppleInsider 12:37 PM
  • "Passwords Are a Design Problem"  Subtraction 11:27 AM
  • "Comment: For me, Apple Glasses would replace my Apple Watch, not my iPhone" 9to5Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Will Apple Continue Ruling India's Premium Smartphones?" Market Realist 8:52 AM
  • "Feature Request: A 'camera in use' indicator in iOS for foreground apps" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Nothingburgers: They don't have to be what's for lunch/Criticize Apple for things it's actually done." Macworld 8:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Before Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Kill TikTok, He Wanted To Own It: Four years ago, Mark Zuckerberg failed to buy the Chinese company that became the basis of TikTok. Now he's demonizing it to make the case against regulating Facebook." BuzzFeed News 8:12 PM
  • "Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance/As US leaders dither, President Xi Jinping vies for the technological future of finance." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Walk, run or wheel 5 kilometers with Apple Watch to earn 2019's Thanksgiving activity badge" AppleInsider 8:06 PM
  • "Walmart Partners With Apple to Allow Voice Orders Through Siri" MacRumors 3:40 PM
  • "Minecraft Earth Early Access Launches on iOS in the United States" MacRumors 3:23 PM
  • "'Hearthstone' Battlegrounds Now in Open Beta and Available to All Players" Touch Arcade 3:11 PM
  • "Disney+ Streaming Service is Now Available to Watch on iOS, tvOS, and More" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "OWC Sponsoring Women's Entrepreneurship Day at United Nations" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
  • "IntelliQuit's Cloud Based Nicotine Bio-Monitoring Measures Nicotine Consumption in Vapers Aiding Treatment" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "An exorcism at Microsoft: CEO Satya Nadella has laid his predecessor's ghost to rest." Computerworld 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft workers say it's making progress on diversity" Engadget 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft to support 5G development efforts in Singapore" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft will 'honour' Cali's GDPR-style privacy law across the US" The Inquirer 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft shares its vision for the customer data platform" Neowin 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Power Platform gives IT more control and more Teams integration" TechRepublic 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft aims to streamline its device-management strategy with Endpoint Manager" ZDNet 3:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's new videos make boring software look attractive again" The Verge 6:44 AM
  • "Intel, Mozilla, Red Hat, and Fastly partner to make WebAssembly a cross-platform runtime" ZDNet 3:09 PM
  • "Intel's Cascade Lake CPUs impacted by new Zombieload v2 attack: Zombieload v2 impacts Intel CPUs released since 2013, if they support the Intel TSX instruction set." ZDNet 12:54 PM
  • "Flaw in Intel PMx driver gives 'near-omnipotent control over a victim device': Intel released an updated version of pmxdrvx64.sys and pmxdrv.sys; however, patching might take a while." ZDNet 12:54 PM
  • "Intel details Keem Bay, a Movidius processor for computer vision at the edge" VentureBeat 12:54 PM
  • "Intel's next-gen tiny NUC PCs spotted with 10th-gen Comet Lake CPUs" TechRadar UK 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-9600KF - A 6 Core Unlocked Gaming CPU Under $200" WCCFTech 6:38 AM
  • "Interview: Intel's Steve Long on Project Athena and the future of computing" TechRadar UK 6:38 AM
  • "Oracle BrandVoice: Software's Accelerating Data Needs May Benefit From Intel's High-Optane Push" Forbes 6:46 AM
  • "Ryzen 9 3950X: A Threat to Intel's Core i9-10980XE?" Tech Times 6:38 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 may pack GPU to keep Intel on edge: Reports" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 6:33 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X CPU benchmarks leak from Alienware Aurora machine" The Inquirer 9:23 AM
  • "Dual AMD 64-Core EPYC 7H12 CPUs In Monster Cray Supercomputer Crushes Geekbench" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Another Epyc Rome TCO data point comes out - SemiAccurate" SemiAccurate 7:23 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook 14 UM431, ZenBook Flip 14 UM462 With AMD Ryzen CPUs Launched in India" Gadgets 360 6:34 AM
  • "AMD: New Hardware Chips on the Way" Mena FN 6:36 AM
  • "Dell Aims to Make Women Half of Workforce in Diversity Push" Bloomberg 12:42 PM
  • "Dell wants half its workforce to be female within a decade" CNET 6:31 PM
  • "Your next Dell EMC servers might come in a reusable tote: As Dell Technologies shoots to 2030 with a new social impact plan." ZDNet 6:04 PM
  • "Woodside Energy signs AI and quantum computing deal with IBM" ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "IBM boss Ginni Rometty urges businesses to widen the hiring pool to fill skills gap" ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Cisco Reports Earnings on Wednesday. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:46 PM
  • "Cisco Is Priced Attractively Ahead of Its Earnings Report: Despite challenges in the service provider vertical, Cisco continues to showcase strong business fundamentals. With valuations reaching a low point, this could be the time to own shares ahead of a potential post-earnings rebound." TheStreet 12:47 PM
  • "Cisco Partner Growth, Channel Route To Market Has 'Never Been This High'" CRN 12:47 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Grand Finale Of $300 Billion Buyback Program Coming Soon" Seeking Alpha 11:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq ekes out record as investors look past Trump speech: Dean Foods files for chapter 11 bankruptcy" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq Closes at Record, Dow Flat as Trump Teases China Trade Pact, Slams Fed: Stocks ended mixed with the Nasdaq closing at a new high, while the Dow and S&P 500 gave back earlier gains to end little changed Tuesday." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits record, Dow and S&P rally as Trump applauds economy" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Eke Out Gain as Investors Parse Trump's Comments on Trade: Investors are seeking more insight on U.S.-China trade progress" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed as traders seek direction: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:11 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher before key Trump speech on China: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:11 AM

 
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