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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.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Legendary iPhone designer Jony Ive has been hanging out with celebs, models, and designers since announcing his departure from Apple" Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple will take a 'deeper look' at disputed borders in Maps" Engadget 1:02 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Trusted More Than Google?" ["On the subject of financial wellbeing, he says that 'it seems as if they have taken the Apple Health app and instead of fitness and activity rings, you have interest rings. They walk the talk of actual care. Financial health indexes are not new, but what Apple has tried to do is put the customer first and provide practical services that make it stand apart from heritage banks and fintech companies.'"]  Forbes 11/29
  • "The chain of trust in Apple's devices"  Intego 11/29
  • "Apple's 'big story' this holiday season is its credit card, analyst says" CNBC 11/29
  • "Tech giants are racing to create the next big computing device after the smartphone. Qualcomm's president says it may be just two years away. Some of the world's biggest players in the tech industry — including Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft —are betting big on augmented and virtual reality." [BI Prime] Business Insider 11/29
  • "Apple Must Fight Credit Card Tech Patent Lawsuit in Texas" Bloomberg Law 11/29
  • "Jony Ive disappears from Apple's leadership page, signaling his official departure from the company" CNBC 11/29
  • "Jony Ive has disappeared from Apple's leadership page 5 months after announcing he was leaving" Business Insider 11/29
  • "Jony Ive, iPhone designer, has now left Apple" ZDNet 11/29
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Update Not Found. The Requested Version Of macOS Is Not Available, Fix" macReports 11/29
  • "AmpDevicesAgent? What Is It?" macReports 11/28
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Mac Catalyst: The good, the bad, and the ugly/A new era of Mac apps is upon us, and I took the first wave of them for a ride"  Digital Trends 11/29
  • "Make the Mac Dock More Powerful By Adding Special Folders" MacMost 11/29
  • "Apple or Google Photos? Which App Is Best for Cost, Quality & Editing" iPhone Life Magazine 11/29
  • "How to update the Safari browser on your Mac computer by installing the latest version of macOS" Business Insider 11/29
  • "How to send large attachments with Mail Drop and other services" Macworld 11/29
  • "How to access and use Mission Control on your Mac" iDownload Blog 11/28
Op/Ed
  • "Thanksgiving Day Remedial" Rixstep 11/28
  • "Comment: Apple and app developers, please fix your small but annoying bugs"  9to5Mac 11/28
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch Siri awkwardly interrupts on-air meteorologist and contradicts his forecast" 9to5Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Apple to take 'deeper look' at disputed borders" BBC 11/29
  • "Apple reviews policies after Maps app gives Crimea to Russia" Bloomberg News 11/29
  • "The best smartphone cameras of 2019" ["If you're invested in Apple's iOS ecosystem, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a safe bet for any mobile photographer. At 124 points, it lags a little behind the best in class in terms of Photo score, but still delivers very good results in most conditions; moreover, it is currently our joint number one device for Video."] DxOMark 11/29
  • "Student Develops App That Turns iPhone Into iPod Classic" PC Magazine 11/29
  • "Apple TV+ See featurette goes behind-the-scenes" Cult of Mac 11/29
  • "Meteorologist's Apple Watch contradicts his forecast during live broadcast" Mashable 11/29
  • "Apple, Bowing to Russian Pressure, Recognizes Crimea Annexation on Map"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/28
  • "Chess champion Garry Kasparov condemns Apple's Crimea map change"  BBC 11/28
  • "Apple AirPods to Sell 15 Million Units in Holiday Season" Market Realist 11/28
  • "iPhone autocorrect driving you crazy lately? You're not alone." Brisbane Times 11/28
  • "Red Apple Store logos mark run-up to World AIDS Day on Dec 1st" 9to5Mac 11/28
  • "Furious shoppers say Walmart is selling out of major deals before Black Friday starts, with Apple Watches selling out in minutes" Business Insider 11/28
  • "'Servant' premiers on Apple TV+ as new episodes of 'The Morning Show', 'For All Mankind' and 'See' arrive a day early" iDownload Blog 11/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged" Engadget 8:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection" Reuters 4:52 PM
  • "The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs: CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the 'disc rot' phenomenon, is more complicated." Vice 1:25 PM
  • "Antitrust think tanks urge Ninth Circuit to affirm Judge Koh's FTC v. Qualcomm ruling" Foss Patents 10:58 AM
  • "In-house venture funds at Amazon and Google are leading the charge into the voice-first revolution and pouring millions of dollars into startups" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Scott Adams Has Some Ideas for a Calmer Internet" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Here's what happened when I clicked on an Amazon scam email" NJ Advance Media 8:11 AM
  • "Does your kid think your smart speaker is just another family member?" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics: Google's new policy banning stem cell ads started at the end of October." Ars Technica 7:53 AM
  • "Tax credit for Tesla buyers set to expire before the end of the year" BGR 11/29
  • "Samsung on trial: Can top South Korea company stay on course? - Nikkei Asian Review" Nikkei 11/29
  • "China makes it a criminal offense to publish deepfakes or fake news without disclosure: Mirroring new California law on political ads" The Verge 11/29
  • "The best smartphone front cameras of 2019" DxOMark 11/29
  • "Stadia's first-party games studio is led by several Assassin's Creed veterans" 9to5Google 11/29
  • "America: Your mobile video quality is the worst of all G7 countries/The mobile video experience in the US has improved, but it's still worse than Canada's or Mexico's."  ZDNet 11/29
  • "Huawei to Fight Back Against Latest FCC Restrictions: Chinese telecom giant is challenging U.S. efforts to limit how its business operates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
Publications/Podcasts
  • "266: And That's How They Made Google Wave" The Rebound 11/29
  • "Why mobile healthcare apps are at risk [Q&A] BetaNews 11/29
Hardware/Software
  • "Taiwan chipmakers optimistic about demand for TWS earbuds in 2020" DigiTimes 11/29
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Considering Bundling AirPods With 2020 iPhones" MacRumors 11/29
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Best Apple Black Friday Deals 2019: AirPods, Apple Watch & More: Wirecutter" The Wirecutter 11/29
  • "Everyone loves a four day weekend — of shoppingGet an Apple Store Gift Card of up to $200 on select products during our four-day shopping event.* And more offers now through Monday." Apple 11/29
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/29
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/29

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Five great features of the 16-inch MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 11/29
  • "Hands-on with the closest wireless charger we may see to AirPower, now in black" 9to5Mac 11/29
  • "M. Night Shyamalan's Servant is unsettlingly good fun [Review] Cult of Mac 11/29
  • "RAVpower travel router also connects iPhones to hard drives and SD cards [Review] Cult of Mac 7:44 PM
  • "My first month with an Apple Watch: Series 5 made me a believer" Tom's Guide 11/28
  • "I tried Apple's new battery case for the iPhone 11 Pro, and I didn't have to charge my phone for 3 days" Business Insider 11/28
iOS Apps
  • "11 nostalgic games to play on Apple Arcade if you miss your childhood" CNET 8:08 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Use Ultra-Wide Camera on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro" OS X Daily 10:57 AM
  • "Lock down your Gmail account like it's Fort Knox: Google Advanced Protection Program/Google's highest level of account security puts the key to Google services right in your pocket—literally." CNET 8:11 AM
  • "How to get AirPods Pro ear tip replacements" 9to5Mac 11/29
  • "How to transfer your data from iPhone to Android [Video] 9to5Google 11/29
Tips
  • "8 essential skills for new AirPod Pro owners..." Apple Must 11/29
  • "How to save money on Apple products by buying refurbished" iDownload Blog 11/29
  • "How to prep tech gifts for kids" Engadget 11/28
  • "iOS and macOS tips and tricks to assist friends and family during Thanksgiving" 9to5Mac 11/28
  • "This is why you shouldn't use Apple's highlighter tool to censor sensitive info" The Next Web 11/28
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's and Microsoft's 2019 Holiday Ads: Naughty Or Nice?" Slashdot 8:55 PM
  • "The bigger they are, the Appler they fall" Rixstep 7:00 PM
  • "A revolutionary MacBook is coming, and the clues have been hiding in plain sight" Digital Trends 2:32 PM
  • "A Paperback Pomme Company" Applepeels 12:21 PM
  • "Which iPhone should I buy? Comparing Apple's current smartphone lineup [Video] 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's Crimea: 'Reality distortion field 2.0'" Apple 3.0 7:55 AM
  • "Jony, Steve, & Scott" Rixstep 7:47 AM
  • "DigiTimes: Apple Considering Puting AirPods in The Box With 2020 iPhones" MacTrast 11/29
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, Apple's Missing MacOS Ports, MacBook Pro Booting Problems" Forbes 11/29
  • "[Apple responds after seeing strong criticism] Apple makes change to show Crimea differently in its apps to satisfy Russian government" 9to5Mac 11/29
  • "BBC News: 'Apple Changes Crimea Map to Meet Russian Demands'" Daring Fireball 11/29
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: A forced repair leading to a rethink about my next Mac" 9to5Mac 11/29
  • "Will Microsoft Take on Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri?" Market Realist 11/29
  • "Huawei's Competitive Products Could Scare Apple" Market Realist 11/29
  • "Apple software features to be thankful for: Features you can't live without." Macworld 11/29
  • "iPhone 11 Failure Will Herald Apple's Revolutionary New iPhone" Forbes 11/28
  • "Why Apple Shouldn't Buy an Entertainment Company"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/28
Non-Apple
  • "The future of computing and games" VentureBeat 10:57 AM
  • "Toddler vs tech: 5 horrying things that have happened to my tech toys" Android Authority 9:10 AM
  • "Amazon and Wasteful Packaging: 1 stick of lip balm; that's all I got in this box from Amazon today:" Kirkville 7:54 AM
  • "Publishers Are Applying Onerous Restrictions on Ebooks at Libraries" Pixel Envy 11/29
  • "The Blipvert Presidency: Max Headroom anticipated the head-exploding information overload of today." Slate 11/29
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple News+ Offering Three-Month Free Trial in U.S. and Canada This Weekend Only" MacRumors 11/29
  • "Awesome gifts for any Apple Watch fan [Gift Guide 2019] Cult of Mac 11/29
  • "Microsoft Remote Desktop app for iOS updated with several new features" 9to5Mac 11/29
  • "Signal's secure iOS messenger now supports iPads" Engadget 11/29
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft's Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming" My Broadband NZ 9:02 AM
  • "Here is why free upgrades to Windows 10 still work" gHacks 9:02 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Still Allows Free Windows 10 Upgrades And How To Get Yours" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft VP Gretchen O'Hara on helping launch Women in Cloud, the work-life continuum, and more" GeekWire 11:21 AM
  • "Intel accuses Qualcomm of undermining modem chip market opportunities" Xinhua 9:04 AM
  • "Intel Says Qualcomm Tactics Forced It to Sell Its Modem Business to Apple at a 'Multi-Billion Dollar' Loss" Thurrott 9:04 AM
  • "AMD partners with Fujitsu in the new Primergy LX1430 server" KitGuru 9:03 AM
  • "Dell Introduces New Data Domain Protection Appliance" E-3 Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco patent brings blockchain authentication to 5G networks: 5G networks promise ultra fast mobile data speeds. Now blockchain could help to secure them" Decrypt 8:47 AM
  • "Cisco Doubles Down on Small Business Commitment" PRN 8:48 AM
  • "Intel says Qualcomm tactics forced it out of modem chip market" Reuters 11/29
  • "Intel says Qualcomm's business practices drove it out of the modem chip market" TechCrunch 11/29
  • "Connected car prices may rise if Qualcomm wins antitrust case: auto makers" Reuters 11/29
  • "Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'/Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark." Computerworld 11/29
  • "Xbox boss won't bring VR to Xbox Scarlett, even after playing 'Half-Life: Alyx'" BGR 11/29
  • "HPE: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Impress Shareholders" Market Realist 11/29
  • "Goodbye screens, Hello voice: Tech's biggest platform shift since the smartphone is happening. Here's what it means." Business Insider 11/29
  • "Two Phase Immersion Liquid Cooling at Supercomputing 2019" AnandTech 11/29
  • "Exclusive: U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers - sources" Reuters 11/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's AirPods Fire Up One of Asia's Top Stocks in 2019" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/29
Industry News
  • "Stocks snap four-day win streak on U.S.-China trade worries, but post monthly gains: U.S. Black Friday shopping off to good start for retailers" MarketWatch 11/29
  • "Stocks notch best month since June: It is the final trading day of what will be a winning month for stocks" FOXBusiness 11/29
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide at Start of Holiday-Shopping Season: Data on retail sales will provide investors with fresh insights on strength of household spending" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
  • "Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; Hang Seng drops 2%" Associated Press 11/29
  • "European stocks worried over U.S.-China relations, but head for November gain: Ocado and E.ON among stocks on the move for Friday" MarketWatch 11/29

 
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