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Weekend Highlights: London's Evening Standard interviews Apple's Sarah Herrlinger, head of global accessibility, on how Apple works to bake accessibility into everything they make; AAPL on a tear right now, fueling rise of entire market; Eclectic Light Company on why your Mac keeps waking up; Facebook's allowance of misleading political ads said to help conservative landslide in UK; David Phelan reviews 16" MacBook Pro; and Chrome Unboxed writer switches from AirPods to Razer wireless earbuds; phase one of a US/China trade deal means good news for Apple this holiday season; Dan Moren argues "Apple's next step with the Mac should be consumer-focused"; and Jonny Evans looks at Apple's ambition to make "company's greatest contribution to humankind '[...] in the health area"; Apple announces Ultimate Rivals sports gaming franchise; Little America renewed for season 2 on Apple TV+; and employees of Apple to get free DNA tests; Google Assistant speech translation via Interpreter Mode available on iOS, Android; Apple promises fix for iPhone parental control weakness allowing kids to bypass.

  • "Tim Cook describes his vision as Apple breaks ground on Texas facility: Cook said he's 'proud' to build the new MacPro in America at the highly anticipated new Austin campus, though he admitted it's unlikely iPhones ever will be produced in the U.S." [Interview]  ABC News 7:38 AM
  • "No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New: President Trump said on Wednesday that he opened a facility that makes computers for Apple. It's been operating since 2013."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "No, Apple isn't opening a new manufacturing plant in Texas: 'I opened a major Apple manufacturing plant in Texas,' Trump wrote Wednesday."  Ars Technica 6:39 AM
  • "Trump Visits Apple: Is a Tariff Exemption in the Cards?" Market Realist 7:52 AM
  • "Trump gushes about Apple after tour of Texas factory with Tim Cook"  New York Post 9:35 AM
  • "17 photos from inside Trump's tour of an Apple factory with Tim Cook" Business Insider 11:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook says he doesn't believe in lobbyists but Apple has spent $18 million lobbying the Trump administration" Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "Trump wants Apple to be involved in 5G infrastructure building in U.S." Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's most undervalued asset" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:37 AM
  • "Apple Deftly Plays Mr. In-Between With U.S. and China"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices"  Reuters 6:48 AM
  • "Apple joins Intel in suing Softbank-owned Fortress for anticompetitive patent abuse through web of trollish subsidiaries" Foss Patents 9:39 AM
  • "Apple files lawsuit against SoftBank-owned firm for bringing repeated 'nuisance patent suits' against them" 9to5Mac 6:50 AM
  • "Apple and Intel join forces to sue a notorious patent troll" BGR 6:23 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 96 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 11:54 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 96 Features Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacTrast 6:24 PM
  • "Preview: The File Couldn't Be Opened, Fix" macReports 7:46 AM
  • "What to do when your external Mac display isn't showing up or displaying color casts" Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "Concept imagines how macOS could be more similar to iPadOS" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Why macOS has to change, and how iOS is showing the way: One of the biggest, and longest-standing, problems in macOS is poor performance. It is shocking that today's Xeon and Core i9 processors and GPUs can be brought to their knees just as readily as the Power Mac G4 systems we used almost twenty years ago when Apple released the Public Beta of Mac OS X." Eclectic Light Company 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Corsair Finally Release Their iCUE Software On MacOS — A Relief For Corsair Owners On Mac" WCCFTech 9:11 PM
  • "SF Symbols 1.1 Update: With the SF Symbols Mac app, you can view over 1,500 symbols available for use." Apple Developer Connection 12:51 PM
  • "Duet Air 2.0 turns your rusty old Mac or PC into a wireless display with remote desktop support" iDownload Blog 9:28 AM
  • "Digital Guardian Announces General Availability of Latest DG Agent for macOS: Version 7.6 delivers comprehensive support for the widest range of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) use cases for Apple devices running macOS 10.15.x Catalina" Business Wire 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Tells Congress You'll Hurt Yourself if You Try to Fix Your iPhone: Apple tries to put a nice face on its anticonsumer policies."  Vice 6:51 AM
  • "Apple says the cost of its repair services exceed what it charges: It says replacing your iPhone's battery is too difficult for users to do on their own." ["Not so according to Andeer, who says that Apple's actually losing money on its repair business: 'For each year since 2009,' he said 'the costs of providing repair services has exceeded the revenue generated by repairs.'"] Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "iPhone, MacBook repairs a rip-off? We've lost money on them for years, insists Apple: Despite Apple's notoriously hefty repair bills, the company says it has lost money each year on repairs since 2009." ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Apple 'loses money on phone repairs'" BBC 10:13 AM
  • "Apple just disclosed that it loses money on device repairs every year" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Critics on Apple's claim to lose money on repairs: 'absurd' and 'misleading'" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Critics call Apple's claims it loses money over repairs 'vague', 'absurd', and 'wild'" iDownload Blog 11:40 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Shipments Expected to Double to 60 Million in 2019" BNN Bloomberg 9:02 PM
  • "Bloomberg: AirPods shipments to double to 60M in 2019, AirPods Pro more popular than expected" 9to5Mac 9:03 PM
  • "AirPods shipments to double to 60M in 2019 on high demand for AirPods Pro, report says" AppleInsider 9:12 PM
  • "Apple hires National Geographic podcast producer, report says: Apple might be on the verge of entering the original podcast market, as a report on Thursday alleges the tech giant recently poached a prominent podcast producer and former NPR journalist from National Geographic." AppleInsider 5:31 PM
  • "Apple told Congress it has spent 'billions of dollars' on Apple Maps" Business Insider 10:32 AM
  • "Apple pulls all customer reviews from online Apple Store: On November 17, Apple removed the 'Ratings & Reviews' section from all product pages on the Apple website. It is currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read the opinions of other customers at the time of purchase."  AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "Has Apple silenced online store customer reviews?" Apple Must 11:08 AM
  • "Apple removes customer reviews from its online store" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "Goldman's CEO Defends Apple Card, Says 'There's No Gender Bias'" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:38 AM
  • "Apple Canceled 'The Banker' Premiere Amid Sexual Abuse Claims Against Real-Life Subject's Son"  The Hollywood Reporter 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Film From Festival After Producer Accused of Assault"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "AFI Fest Abruptly Cancels Apple's 'The Banker' As Closing-Night Film In Unprecedented Move" Deadline 6:47 AM
  • "Apple Pulls 'The Banker' From AFI Fest" Variety 6:47 AM
  • "Apple's The Banker Premiere Canceled Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations, Claims of Inaccuracy" Slate 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's first big TV Plus movie may be in jeopardy as company cancels premiere" The Verge 6:51 AM
  • "Apple screen supplier Japan Display fires executive for $5.3M embezzlement" AppleInsider 11:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Cloud Print will shut down after 2020, following 10-year beta period" Android Police 4:00 PM
  • "Google Assistant will now help you read to your kids from across the world" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "Google Docs is getting Gmail's autocomplete smarts: The Smart Compose beta is only available to G Suite users for now." Engadget 2:06 PM
  • "Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits" Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "YouTuber hacks together DIY version of Intel's dual-screen Honeycomb laptop: And there are instructions for how you can make your own" The Verge 9:40 AM
  • "Facebook's Libra launch was 'ridiculously stupid,' blockchain boss says" Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "Hey Surgeon, Is That a HoloLens on Your Head? : Mixed reality displays are entering the operating room, first as surgical planning tools and soon as real-time guides to help doctors zap tumors." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:59 AM
  • "TV+ Features, Morning Show Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-21" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "#270: Best Trees in the Country/Federico and Stephen each attempted to use HomeKit Secure Video, and it didn't go well. Myke is excited about a new folding phone, and the whole crew orders iPhone 11 Pro battery cases before solving many mysteries presented in photos of Apple's new Mac Pro factory." Relay FM: Connected 11:03 AM
  • "The new 16-inch MacBook Pro: What's the big deal? Macworld Podcast episode 676" Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "Inside Apple's iPhone Software Shakeup After Buggy iOS 13 Debut: Software chief Federighi is overhauling development and testing of iOS 14 to make it easier to spot problems early."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:38 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple is changing the way it tests software following iOS 13"s buggy debut, new process starts with iOS 14" 9to5Mac 6:50 AM
  • "Apple has a plan to ensure iOS 13's buggy launch doesn't happen again" Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Apple's OS development teams are going to 'Build Different'" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Overhauls iOS 14 Development Process After iOS 13 Rampant Bug Infestation" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "To cut down on bugs, Apple is changing how it develops its software: The company will make problematic features opt-in in test and development builds." Ars Technica 5:30 PM
  • "Top Apple analyst spills details on 5G iPhone, antenna challenges" Cult of Mac 6:45 AM
  • "New Mac Pro Units Being Produced In Texas Will Only Ship 'Across The Americas'" Redmond Pie 7:41 AM
  • "Adobe Outlines Roadmap for Photoshop on iPad" ["Adobe tells me that its initial release was built to offer 'a frictionless experience across devices,' and it focused on compositing and retouching workflows, acting as a companion app to the desktop. But today, the firm is revealing what it calls a steady cadence of features that will add new functionality and enhance the experience over time."] Thurrott 11:10 AM
  • "What's Next for Photoshop for iPad? Adobe Shares Upcoming Features" Digital Trends 11:40 AM
  • "Select Apple Stores Piloting Extended AppleCare+ Eligibility Beyond Usual 60 Days" MacRumors 10:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM

  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro Vs 15-Inch: A Hands-On Review Of Apple's Most Powerful Laptop Yet [Video] Redmond Pie 1:06 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch review: the one you've been waiting for" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 16-inch review: The ultimate Apple laptop/It's built for power, and it shows." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "Video: 10 new features of 16-inch MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 11:41 AM
  • "Two 16-inch MacBook Pros running Adobe Creative Cloud apps" Bare Feats 10:04 AM
  • "Review: Keychron K2 – a great wireless mechanical keyboard for Mac users [Video] 9to5Mac 1:42 PM
  • "AirFly Pro is the perfect travel companion for AirPods Pro" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
  • "How To Manage Your Apple Subscriptions On Your Mac, iPhone And iPad" MacMost 1:07 PM
  • "Comment: AirPods will dominate this holiday season, here's why" 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "A6X: How Apple's iPad silicon Disrupted mobile video gaming"  AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "Tim Cook is just letting Trump lie about Apple/Trump keeps saying Apple just opened a plant in Texas. The problem: The facility in question has been around since 2013."  Vox 2:02 PM
  • "Observers stew as Apple leaves Trump's claims on 'opening' Mac Pro factory unchallenged" AppleInsider 11:40 AM
  • "I said I wasn't buying a 16" Macbook pro. Guess what happened?" Chuq Von Rospatch 9:36 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Diary: Using an iPhone as my only camera on holiday after all" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "I'm looking forward to an Apple without Jony Ive"  Digital Trends 7:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook Appears Alongside Trump in Re-Election Campaign Ad Shot in Mac Pro Plant in Austin"  Daring Fireball 6:44 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook Go Review: A Premium Chromebook Experience" HotHardware 11:55 AM
  • "Phones with Frickin' Radar Beams: Inside the Pixel 4's Soli Sensor" iFixit 10:13 AM
  • "Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Google Stadia is live, but Microsoft's xCloud already feels like the future of cloud gaming/Commentary: The battle for cloud gaming supremacy is off to a troubled start, but one service seems to have a better handle on how to make it work." CNET 7:58 AM
  • "Review: LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen/Its two screens are better than one, but the G8X will (literally) weigh you down." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Shelby Edwards and James Whitney of littledrill studio help photographers find their creative voice through Today at Apple" 9to5Mac 9:39 AM
  • "Steam for iOS lets you join friends on PC for local multiplayer" Cult of Mac 9:39 AM
  • "abode is Now Apple HomeKit Compatible: abode becomes the first HomeKit compatible DIY smart home security system" PRNewswire 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's HomeKit gets its first DIY security system" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Best mesh Wi-Fi routers: Reviews and buying advice" PCWorld 6:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel says chip supply for personal computers remains tight" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Intel apologizes for CPU shortages — which remain a problem (AMD will be glad to hear)" TechRadar UK 7:26 AM
  • "Intel admits supply problems 'not yet resolved'" bit-tech 7:26 AM
  • "Intel Still Can't Meet Demand In-House, Increases Reliance On Third Party Foundries" WCCFTech 7:26 AM
  • "Intel Says It's Sorry for CPU Shipment Delays: Make sure you insert a puppy eyes emoticon here" Softpedia 7:25 AM
  • "Intel says sorry for chip shortages as supply remains 'extremely tight': Not many chips ahoy in 2019" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "Intel issues sincere apology for CPU shipment delays" Neowin 7:27 AM
  • "Intel Increasing Use of Third-Party Fabs as 14nm Shortage Continues" Tom's Hardware 7:27 AM
  • "Intel Confirms Comet Lake-Based NUC 10 'Frost Canyon' UCFF PCs" AnandTech 7:23 AM
  • "Apple, Intel team up against SoftBank-funded patent troll" iDownload Blog 7:24 AM
  • "Supermicro collaborates with Intel on large scale distributed training AI systems" New Electronics 7:26 AM
  • "YouTuber hacks together DIY version of Intel's dual-screen Honeycomb laptop" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Security-Oriented Container Linux Gets Patched Against Latest Intel CPU Flaws" Softpedia 7:26 AM
  • "One Mix 3 Pro Comet Lake mini-laptop now available globally - Liliputing" Liliputing 7:24 AM
  • "AMD's Athlon 3000G is a mere £38 yet sports Vega graphics" The Inquirer 8:42 AM
  • "AMD launches ridiculously cheap $49 Athlon 3000G processor — which can even be overclocked" TechRadar UK 7:27 AM
  • "Dell's Black Friday sale includes price cuts on the XPS 13 and Alienware m15: The company has also discounted the XPS 13 2-in-1 and XPS 15." Engadget 5:30 PM
  • "5 New Dell HPC Products For AI, Storage, PowerSwitch And PowerEdge: Dell Technologies unleashed several new products around high-performance computing (HPC) including a new 400-GbE switch and expanding its artificial intelligence portfolio with new reference architectures." CRN 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams' giddy growth looks impressive, but it doesn't tell the full story" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 gets restored after brief outage" Deccan Herald 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named Fortune's 'Businessperson of the Year 2019'" Hindustan Times 7:34 AM
  • "Xerox Threatens Hostile Takeover of HP: HP rejected Xerox's offer to buy the company in a $33.5 billion deal this past weekend. But Xerox isn't giving up and is now threatening a hostile takeover bid." PC Magazine 9:10 PM
  • "Xerox threatens to take its HP buyout offer to shareholders" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "HP Tips Cyber Monday Deals on Laptops, Desktops, All-in-Ones" PC Magazine 12:49 PM
  • "The lure of Brexit Britain proves too great for DevOps pipeline wrangler CircleCI" The Register 8:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Evercore: 'Tim Apple Gets an Early Christmas Gift From Trump'" Apple 3.0 7:48 PM
  • "Are Apple ETFs in for Trump Trade Ahead?" Zacks 12:51 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close lower for third consecutive day amid anxiety over trade: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 5:23 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down as Trade Developments Give Off Conflicting Signals: Stocks end lower Thursday as investors weighed potentially positive news about the U.S.-China trade talks against concerns over possible repercussions should President Donald Trump sign legislation expressing support for protestors in Hong Kong." TheStreet 5:23 PM
  • "Stocks little changed after report says China wants new round of talks" FOXBusiness 11:37 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Conflicting Signals on Trade Talks: China invites U.S. negotiators for more discussions in next few days, while Trump criticizes Beijing's efforts" [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Asian markets sink as U.S.-China trade worries rise: Nikkei, Hang Seng fall on report that trade deal may not happen this year" MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "European stocks dip on China concerns: Royal Mail slumps as U.K. arm struggles" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

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