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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 could raise annual ad income to $11 billion by 2025: JPMorgan"  Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Goldman Stumbles on Path to Main Street With Apple Card Turmoil"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Apple aims for streaming big bang with Plepler talks" ["Hiring Richard Plepler would signal commitment to quality on new streaming service"] Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple listens strategically, but acts tactically: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro proves that Apple is hearing its customers, and sometimes even reacting to them."  Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Fed. Circ. Upholds CalTech Patents In Apple Challenges" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Google's silent Chrome experiment crashes thousands of browsers and angers IT admins: Blank white screens in Chrome left many IT admins and users confused" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry" PC Magazine 7:27 AM
  • "System Information incorrectly identifies some 32-bit apps" The Robservatory 3:03 PM
  • "Fast GPUs are Great... Sometimes: In recent testing, we showed how a fast GPU can speed up on-the-fly noise reduction looping playback in DaVinci Resolve. But a faster GPU won't speed up every function." Bare Feats 10:38 AM
  • "How to make trailers in iMovie on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:16 AM
  • "How to set up and customize your Mac from scratch" iMore 7:49 AM
  • "8 Ways To Handle Microsoft Word Documents On Your Mac" MacMost 2:52 PM
  • "'Legacy Software' in macOS Catalina" Kirkville 10:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 9.0" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Abvent announces Artlantis 2020: The latest version from the pioneer in architectural rendering" Abvent 7:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How will Apple dominate the 5G market in 2020? By sticking to its normal update cycle: With three 5G iPhones expected in 2020, Apple will leap-frog Samsung and Huawei"  GearBrain 8:28 AM
  • "Apple could beat Samsung and Huawei to become the leader in 5G smartphones next year, even though it's late to the game" Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook set to tour computer plant in Texas Wednesday: sources" Reuters 2:59 PM
  • "Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday: Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled." AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to win it a good deal on China tariffs" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple warns of risks from German law to open up mobile payments" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Apple 'surprised' by Germany's new law to open up mobile payments: The law could force the company to open its Apple Pay platform to competitors." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Apple could be forced to let Apple Pay competitors access NFC under German law" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Son with Autism: 'We Had Tried Everything'/Sam Bennett, 21, had long struggled to control the volume of his voice" People Magazine 3:40 PM
  • "Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Autistic Son" MacTrast 6:26 PM
  • "Apple's Reach Reshapes Medical Research" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple to remove vaping apps from store"  Axios 7:51 AM
  • "Apple removes vaping apps from app store" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Apple removes all 181 vape-related apps from the App Store" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Removing Vaping-Related Apps From App Store Today Amid Public Health Concerns" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Bans Vaping Apps From App Store on Growing Health Concerns" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:31 AM
  • "A World War II Plane That Kept Crashing Helped Lead to Steve Jobs' Biggest Innovations"  Inc. 8:21 AM
  • "Former Apple chip executives found company to take on Intel, AMD" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Former Apple chip makers form Nuvia to rival Intel and AMD server CPUs" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
  • "Three of Apple and Google's former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding" TechCrunch 3:04 PM
  • "'The Morning Show' Boss on How Real-Life Politics Will Influence Season 2" Variety 3:05 PM
  • "Gary Oldman to Star in Drama Series 'Slow Horses' at Apple" Variety 9:11 AM
  • "Apple TV+ snags Gary Oldman for spy drama 'Slow Horses'" Engadget 3:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. to extend license allowing its cos to continue business with Huawei: NYT" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Almost no one is buying Google smart speakers anymore" BGR 7:53 PM
  • "Google scales back town hall meetings following leaks: It's moving to monthly, product-focused gatherings." Engadget 5:21 PM
  • "146 New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones: The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:49 PM
  • "T-Mobile CEO John Legere reportedly not taking WeWork job" CNET 3:46 PM
  • "Huawei finally ships the foldable Mate X, complete with a protective pouch: For now it's only in China, but the market's second major foldable is finally out." Ars Technica 3:08 PM
  • "Facebook Earns $132.80 From Your Data per Year: But it's valuable in other ways, too." Slate 2:59 PM
  • "Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a Facebook rival social network" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results: The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see" [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Google News dives deeper into stories with 'Beyond the Headlines'" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone: There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal." Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "When one isn't enough: This shady malware will infect your PC with dual Trojans" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Briefing -Using Pastebot with Final Cut Pro X" MacVoices 2:53 PM
  • "Subscriber Numbers, iOS and Security Keys – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-15" The Mac Observer 2:53 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 251: 16-inch MacBook Pro, service bundle rumors, Apple Music Replay" 9to5Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Podcast: The 16-inch MacBook Pro is here (and so is our gift guide)!" Engadget 9:18 AM
  • "Vergecast: Apple releases 16-inch MacBook Pro, Motorola announces a new Razr, and Disney+ launches" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro is PRO again! We talk the new 16-incher plus our Disney+ first impressions, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Available Today at Apple Stores in United States With Pickup Reservation" MacRumors 8:26 AM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Features Adjustable Refresh Rate Below 60Hz" MacRumors 10:28 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro lets you connect up to four 4K displays or two 6K displays" iDownload Blog 11:37 AM
  • "Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pros Will Support Up To Two 6K External Displays" UberGizmo 8:49 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review: Escaping the butterfly effect/The 15-inch MacBook Pro is dead, long live the 16-inch MacBook Pro." CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Hands-On With Apple's New 16-Inch MacBook Pro" MacRumors 3:08 PM
  • "Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "Apple Pencil: Too much information" Erica Sadun 11:29 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Photoshop for iPad review: The industry standard image editor gets a reboot" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "4XCamera Maker review: Multi-cam video app thwarted by clunky editing tools/Clunky editing tools keep this app from reaching its full potential." Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "How to enable the emoji keyboard on an iPhone: Get with the texting times and learn how to use your iPhone's emoji keyboard" Digital Trends 8:48 PM
  • "How to use AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency" iDownload Blog 3:03 PM
  • "How to Enable AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation & Transparency Modes" OS X Daily 3:03 PM
  • "The New MacBook Pro Keyboard is a Throwback in the Best Way"  iFixit 3:03 PM
  • "Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro teardown shows off Magic Keyboard: The new laptop keyboard is 'dramatically better,' iFixit says." CNET 5:57 PM
  • "How to turn off read receipts on your iPhone so that senders don't know when you've read their iMessage" Business Insider 10:28 AM
  • "How to check your AirPods' battery percentage on an iPhone" The Next Web 9:16 AM
  • "Here's how to give Apple your health details in the name of research" GearBrain 8:17 AM
  • "Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple/A large number of vaporizers for use with medical marijuana are suddenly no longer supported on iOS."  ZDNet 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Has Been Gaslighting Us for Years: The company says it created a new Magic Keyboard for the 16-inch MacBook Pro because it's 'listening,' but customers have been complaining for years"  Medium 3:40 PM
  • "Phil Schiller has bad news for anyone hoping for a smaller version of Apple's new MacBook Pro" BGR 3:07 PM
  • "My Automotive Kink Is Apple CarPlay: Brett Berk on why Siri is his copilot." GQ 8:23 AM
  • "Checkra1n is the first jailbreak for iOS 13. What it means for iDevice security: There are reasons to embrace it. There are reasons to be wary of it. Here's the breakdown."  Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs' misguided World Cup predictions could provide clues to the Apple Card controversy"  Quartz 8:06 AM
  • "Why Did Podcasts Suddenly Take Off?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:03 PM
  • "The new Motorola Razr is the most desirable smartphone in years, but there are 4 key reasons why you shouldn't buy it" Business Insider 12:28 PM
  • "Some thoughts on 1Password funding + How to do strong passwords" Om Malik 12:28 PM
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started" PC Magazine 12:24 PM
  • "It's Already Game Over for Google Stadia (Premium)" Thurrott 8:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Checkra1n v0.9.5 update brings DFU improvements and bug fixes" iDownload Blog 3:51 PM
  • "Help friendly robots solve puzzles in Apple Arcade's new Rosie's RealityCult of Mac 3:04 PM
  • "Apple Arcade adds Rosie's Reality, a kids puzzle game featuring robots" CNET 11:30 AM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 camera gets support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video: A just-released beta firmware update for the camera, which is among the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allows users to securely store recorded video clips in iCloud." TechHive 10:28 AM
  • "AirFly Pro can stream Bluetooth audio to and from any 3.5mm jack: Use your AirPods with treadmills, old car stereos and airplane entertainment systems." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's official advertising MacBook Pro 16" wallpapers" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "U.S. defense secretary says Pentagon contract award to Microsoft over Amazon was fair" Associated Press 8:04 AM
  • "Bezos strikes back against Trump as Amazon appeal JEDI 'war-cloud' contract snub" Telegraph 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft" Reuters 12:24 PM
  • "Amazon Not Happy It Lost JEDI Pentagon Cloud Contract To Microsoft, Protest It Will" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Use the courts, Jeff: Amazon to contest Microsoft scooping $10bn JEDI contract" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Antitrust Scars" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft and Salesforce have made love and war for 15 years. Here's a timeline of the rocky history between the tech heavyweights." [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:59 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms Cortana is going away on Android and iOS in certain markets" Windows Central 8:37 PM
  • "Intel Fixes 77 Vulnerabilities in Patch Tuesday, Announces New Appointment to Top Suite" CISOMag 8:52 AM
  • "Intel's 'Frost Canyon' NUC Revealed: SFF PC w/ Comet Lake" AnandTech 3:51 PM
  • "Researchers Reveal Hardware-based Security Flaws In Intel's Processor" Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "AMD Climbs as RBC Boosts Price Target to $50: Advanced Micro Devices rises after an analyst at RBC Capital Markets increases his price target for the semiconductor maker to $50 from $44." TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "AMD adds Ryzen 5 3500 (OEM only) to official CPU lineup" Hexus 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Developed A High-Resolution Weather Model That Covers The Entire World" Forbes 2:59 PM
  • "IBM, California Form Public-Private Partnership on Tech Apprenticeship" ExecutiveBiz 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's EdTech Cities Challenge Grants DISD Students $500K" Dallas Innovates 8:48 AM
  • "Global launch of IBM's GRAF weather forecasting" Seeking Alpha 8:48 AM
  • "Dell sees big growth potential in China market" China Daily 8:45 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Expands Service Offerings At Its 2019 Summit" Forbes 10:47 AM
  • "Dell using VMware's blockchain to track recycled packaging" Ledger Insights 8:45 AM
  • "Dell debuts new resource efficiency and climate goals" BusinessGreen 8:45 AM
  • "Dell EMC PowerOne: Is The Future Of Autonomous Infrastructure Here?" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Dell launches anticipated XPS 13 7390 and XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 to SA marketplace" IT Web 8:45 AM
  • "Carl Icahn buys stake in HP, calls for Xerox deal" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "Icahn Backs Xerox Takeover Bid For HP" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Why Nvidia Stock Could Rise on Q3 Earnings Beat" Market Realist 8:15 AM
  • "Takeaways from Nvidia's latest quarterly earnings" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case: The justices agreed to decide whether the search giant was liable for billions in a dispute over its Android operating system." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit" Reuters 2:59 PM
  • "Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight" Associated Press 2:55 PM
  • "Google Gets Supreme Court Hearing in Oracle Copyright Clash" Bloomberg 3:01 PM
  • "Supreme Court to consider Oracle's copyright clash with Google" ZDNet 3:59 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Wedbush's Ives Sees Apple Shares Hitting $325 [Video] Bloomberg UK 5:57 PM
  • "Warren Buffett increases Apple stake despite selling some stock: Berkshire Hathaway sold about 751,000 Apple shares but the ownership stake increased to 5.6%" MarketWatch 3:40 PM
  • "Apple is now worth more than the entire US energy sector: BAML" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's stock gains after analysts boost price targets" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks climb to fresh records on revived hope for U.S. - China trade deal: Dow hits 28,000 for first time" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Ends Above 28,000; Stocks at Records on Trade-Deal Hopes: The three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs Friday following bullish comments on U.S.-China trade talks from a key White House adviser." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow tops 28,000 as US, China trade deal comes together: Investors are pushing stocks to historic levels" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Jones Industrial Average Tops 28000 for the First Time: Optimism over the economy from the Fed chairman lifts markets as S&P 500, Nasdaq also hit records" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets gain after Kudlow says trade deal near: Nikkei, Hang Seng rise, while stocks muted in mainland China" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:54 AM

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