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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple to expand operations in India: IT minister"  Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "'Made in India' Apple Eyes India in Manufacturing amid Trade War with China" Sputnik News 7:54 AM
  • "The inside story behind Apple's Face ID, and all your doubts cleared"  The Indian Express 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Settles Allegations of U.S. Sanctions Violations: The tech giant allegedly dealt with a blacklisted entity for more than two years, the Treasury Department said" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 PM
  • "Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy: Apple on Monday won final judgment to dismiss a class action complaint claiming the company unjustly profits from the aggregation and sale of iTunes and Apple Music user data." AppleInsider 8:54 PM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Safari Top Sites Not Working On Mac, Fix" macReports 8:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Find a Lost iPhone, iPad, Mac with FindMy on Mac" OS X Daily 1:44 PM
  • "How to block emails from certain senders on your Mac computer using the Mail app" Business Insider 10:28 AM
  • "How to turn off the password requirement on your Mac computer for quicker login access" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "How to make the most of the Apple Maps app for Mac" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisdem Duplicate Finder 5.0.0 Adds New Preset Rule for File Selections" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Trump wants Apple to help build US 5G" ITProPortal 7:54 AM
  • "Apple expects strong shipments for 5G iPhones, sources say" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple expects to sell over 100M 5G iPhones in 2020" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Take the Lead in the Hearables Market" Market Realist 8:06 AM
  • "A Texas man says his Apple Watch saved his life by detecting problems with his heartbeat" Business Insider 1:34 PM
  • "Downloading: 'People said it would end record labels'" BBC 7:36 AM
  • "Apple TV+ Shows Hit Streaming Top 20, as 'The Morning Show Producer' Hits Out at Critics" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
  • "Truth Be Told — First Look Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 1:34 PM
  • "Apple Watch is even saving the lives of doctors now by alerting them to heart conditions" BGR 6:06 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google fires employee activist amid protests: Google said she violated data policies, but supporters might not buy it." Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "Texas settles with T-Mobile, Sprint over merger: statement" Reuters 11:07 AM
  • "T-Mobile discloses breach exposing more than 1M customers' personal information" GeekWire 8:21 AM
  • "What Trump's trade war means for your Black Friday shopping and beyond: For now, not much. But prices on laptops and phones could go up in 2020 as President Trump prepares to slap more tariffs on Chinese imports." CNET 8:06 AM
  • "Tainted Data Can Teach Algorithms the Wrong Lessons: Researchers show how AI programs can be sabotaged by even subtle tweaks to the data used to train them." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:36 AM
  • "China urges U.S. to stop abusing concept of national security and abusing Chinese firms" Reuters 7:24 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices Gift Guide #4" MacVoices 2:42 PM
  • "Apple's Latest Service, Black Friday Deals – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-25" The Mac Observer 1:29 PM
  • "Desirable, Delightful, De-Lovely, or Delicious? – Mac Geek Gab 790" The Mac Observer 7:27 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 8-core Core i9 (2019) review: The Mac laptop that gets it right" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "The Best Laptop Keyboards (Oh, and the Best Laptops, Too!): Google, Apple and Microsoft have ushered in the golden age of the laptop keyboard with quieter, clickier keyboards" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "'Estimating Time Remaining' iOS Update Stuck, Fix" macReports 8:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Unwrap amazing offers this FridayGet an Apple Store Gift Card of up to $200 on select products during our four-day shopping event.* Friday through Monday." Apple 7:35 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "10.2" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "Starting November 29th, 2019, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, DEVONtechnologies sells all its software products as well as upgrades for 25% less." DEVONtechnologies 7:27 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro Beats Surface Laptop 3 Performance at a Lower Price" WCCFTech 9:41 PM
  • "2019 16-inch MacBook Pro review: Bye-bye, butterfly/Apple's new laptop seems designed to address three years of user complaints." Ars Technica 1:33 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add, delete and edit Apple Watch workouts" Cult of Mac 1:32 PM
  • "New HomePod Ambient Sounds and Sleep Timer Features" MacMost 1:29 PM
  • "How To Upload Videos To YouTube From iPhone or iPad" macReports 8:46 AM
  • "How to capture lightning on an iPhone: If you've ever wanted to take a photo of lightning, you've probably learned quickly it usually requires a decent camera and a time exposure, but what if you could do it with an iPhone?" Pickr 8:11 AM
Tips
  • "TiPbITS: Scroll More Quickly in iOS 13" TidBITS 2:36 PM
  • "Here's how to tell when iPhone 11 camera is using Deep Fusion" 9to5Mac 1:29 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why the Apple Watch is worth wearing again: The Apple Watch Series 5 has two flaws but brings detail changes over its predecessors that even a watch buff would appreciate." Australian Financial Review 9:24 PM
  • "'My Reserve Of F--Ks To Give Is Really Depleted': How Teflon Tim Cook Gets Away With Enabling Donald Trump"  Vanity Fair 3:24 PM
  • "How Apple survived the flawgic-filled 2010s, butterflies and all"  AppleInsider 2:36 PM
  • "What is Apple's Magic Keyboard and do people like it?" Apple Must 11:00 AM
  • "Why isn't Apple (yet) supporting Sir Tim Berners-Lee to 'save the web'?" Computerworld 10:08 AM
  • "A gorgeous new iPhone 12 concept probably looks nothing like iPhone 12" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "It's late 2019 — why do you still use Android over iOS?" Android Central 7:53 AM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Diversion: iOS Photos Frustrations -One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" eXtensions 7:28 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Prioritizing STEM and coding won't fill one of the biggest gaps in education" Quartz 8:43 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Heart Analyzer for Apple Watch updated with all-new design, new data and graphs, more" 9to5Mac 9:33 PM
  • "Platinum cardholders can now book reservations at over 10,000 restaurants with the Amex Mobile app" iMore 8:25 PM
  • "Nike is latest retailer to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users" TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "Actions by Moleskine Adds Reminders Import, Shortcuts with Parameters, and Context Menus" MacStories 10:28 AM
  • "iOS Photo Metadata Utility Metapho Adds Deep Fusion and Dark Mode Photo Detection" MacStories 9:27 AM
  • "'Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery' from Illumix is finally available on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Donating $1 to (RED) for Every Apple Store Purchase Made With Apple Pay Ahead of World AIDS Day" MacRumors 8:14 AM
  • "Smart Alerts are Tile's latest move to compete with Apple AirTag" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP rejects Xerox again, but leaves door open for negotiation" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "HP to Xerox: You Don't Have the Ink to Buy Us/HP rejects the latest demand by Xerox to negotiate an acquisition, potentially sparking a proxy war" Channelnomics 8:29 AM
  • "HP rejects Xerox takeover bid, yet again" CNN 8:28 AM
  • "HP Rejected Xerox's Takeover Offer—Again. Here's Why." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "HP CEO questions 'sizeable strategic hole in Xerox's portfolio' as war of letters continues" CRN UK 8:29 AM
  • "Why Did HP Reject Xerox Takeover Bid Again?" Market Realist 8:06 AM
  • "HP: Here's Why Merging With Xerox Is a Bad Idea" PC Magazine 3:57 PM
  • "HPE misses Q4 revenue targets, sees decline in hybrid IT group" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Intel CPU shortages may affect SSD adoption in PCs in 2020" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
  • "Intel partners with MediaTek to make 5G chips for PCs" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Intel teams with MediaTek to create 5G modems for PCs" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Taps MediaTek For Its 5G Laptop Designs" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Intel Makes Surprise Pick for 5G PC Modem Partner" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Intel's solution for 5G laptops? Team up with MediaTek." Android Authority 8:06 AM
  • "Intel and MediaTek team up to deliver 5G modems for PCs" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Intel Releases SSD 665p: Second-Gen QLC" AnandTech 2:37 PM
  • "Intel Launches Cascade Lake-X Processors: 18-core Review Later Today" AnandTech 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Gets Official With Frost Canyon NUC 10 Comet Lake-U Mini PCs" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Decoding Intel's Customer Supply Update letter/Analysis: Not what it appears to be, and not in a good way" SemiAccurate 6:19 PM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3970X Is A Sobering Reminder To Intel That It Has Formidable Competition" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AMD plots multicore domination with 64-core Threadripper 3990X processor, coming in 2020" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "AMD Pre-Announces 64-core Threadripper 3990X: Time To Open Your Wallet" AnandTech 8:22 AM
  • "AMD teases 64 core Ryzen Threadripper CPU: The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be an absolute beast of a processor... but you'll have to wait until 2020 for it to land." ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "AMD Announces Shock 64-Core Threadripper 3990X Is Coming Next Year" Forbes 9:35 AM
  • "The Unusualness of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" Fortune 8:34 AM
  • "Another Microsoft mess as Windows 10 November 2019 Update breaks File Explorer" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Proved a Four-Day Workweek Improved Productivity in Japan. Can Its Results Translate to the U.S.?" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "IBM urges review of Australia's anti-encryption laws" ARN 8:32 AM
  • "IBM says data and security solutions drove double digit growth of its cloud business in India" Business Insider India 8:33 AM
  • "IBM and Red Hat: How's that going?" IT Web 8:33 AM
  • "Dell, HP Plan 5G PCs for 2021, But Will They Work in the US?" PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Dell Has Made $15 Million Working with ICE This Year" Vice 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle v. Google and Its Impact on APIs and Code: What, if any, impact will the Supreme Court's rulings on Oracle v. Google have on the industry at large?" DevOps 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle complains it's forced to source local cyber staff from offshore" iTNews Australia 8:27 AM
  • "Web inventor unveils ambitious 'rule book' for internet responsibility: Tim Berners-Lee's plan includes framework to protect privacy, personal data" Associated Press 7:58 AM
  • "U.S.-based chip-tech group moving to Switzerland over trade curb fears" Reuters 8:06 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple supplier Salcomp to invest $279 million in new Indian plant" Reuters 8:09 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq close at records on positive expectations around U.S.-China trade: Schwab, TD Ameritrade tie the knot in $26 billion deal" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq End at Record Highs on Trade-Deal Hopes, Merger Activity: Stocks finished strong Monday as all three major indexes ended at records, boosted by trade optimism and a wave of merger deals." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stock Market Surges On China Trade, Merger Mania; Nasdaq, S&P Hit Records, Dow Nears One" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks spike to record highs after China budges on key US trade demand" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Tech Shares Power U.S. Stocks Higher: Investors cheer step by China to boost intellectual property rights, a lingering issue in the U.S.-China trade fight" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:08 AM
  • "Asian markets gain amid fresh hopes for U.S.-China trade deal: Nikkei, Hang Seng rise following Trump's comments Friday" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:36 AM

 
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