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Thursday Highlights: Should President Trump delay tariffs, Apple stands "to dodge $150-per-iPhone levy", if not, they'll increase in price by that amount; "Europe has had enough" of Apple's payment technology, especially with move into banking; Quartz's Cassie Werber investigates Apple's plan for renewable power, resources and whether they'll continue growth without mining for resources; Credit Suisse saw 35% drop in China iPhone shipments for November; Orangetheory fitness brand to integrate with Apple Watch in 2020; Jonathan Morrison's YouTube review of 2019 Mac Pro from audio perspective using Logic Pro X; Avery Hartmans says iPhone 11 favorite iPhone ever, but "also the one with the most issues".

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple fails to end MacBook 'butterfly' keyboard class action: A federal judge on Monday rejected Apple Inc's bid to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit by customers who said it knew and concealed how the 'butterfly' keyboards on its MacBook laptop computers were prone to failure."  Reuters 2:54 PM
  • "Lawsuit Against Apple's Faulty Butterfly Keyboards Moves Forward" MacRumors 4:13 PM
  • "Apple loses bid to stop class action lawsuit over MacBook keyboards: It faces claims it hid the extent of the butterfly keyboard's problems." Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "How Far Can Apple Stock Go? Far, Says J.P. Morgan: iPhone and product sales, subscription services and apps, sure, but the real potential money maker for Apple? Advertising - on Apple TV+."  TheStreet 9:15 AM
  • "'United States v. Apple' Review: In Competition We Trust/The government's case against book publishers and Apple, pursued in the name of antitrust, ended up increasing prices and limiting choice."  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Could Introduce More iPhones — More Often — Because It Has to Compete With Android"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "A7: How Apple's custom 64-bit silicon embarrassed the industry"  AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "Analyst estimates Apple sold 3 million AirPods over Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Control Your Mac With Your Voice in macOS Catalina" MacMost 1:30 PM
  • "How to fix shaky video and rolling shutter in iMovie on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "View & Manage Your Location History On Your iPhone (Significant Locations)" macReports 8:10 AM
  • "Where is Task Manager on a Mac and what does it do?" Apple Must 10:45 AM
  • "How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac" OS X Daily 8:37 AM
  • "How to delete an administrator account on your Mac computer" Business Insider 9:30 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Don't Visit Your Library: Don't visit your library. ~/Library. Don't go there." Rixstep 12:42 PM
  • "Hand Off Music from Your iPhone to HomePod; I Also Want to Hand Off from My Mac to My iPhone" Kirkville 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Enterprise File Fabric(TM) Solution Now Supports macOS Catalina" prMac 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple will take 'deeper look' at how it handles disputed borders after Crimea controversy" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Apple 'taking a deeper look' at Maps changes after Crimea debacle" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple to Review Policy After Mapping Crimea in Russia" Zacks 10:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai and more sign renewed commitment to Paris Agreement" TechCrunch 6:50 PM
  • "Tim Cook and Other CEOs Urge U.S. Government to Stay in Paris Agreement to Fight Climate Change" MacRumors 10:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook signs letter urging the US to remain in Paris Agreement" AppleInsider 11:47 AM
  • "Apple, Google and Microsoft sign letter backing Paris Agreement" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "Apple and others need to consult emergency services over automatic SOS calls" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Apple has raised $220 million to fight AIDS-related deaths in Africa" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "The Banker cast, director respond to Apple delaying film's release amid abuse allegations: George Nolfi, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, and 50 other cast and crew members signed a joint statement." Entertainment Weekly 12:45 PM
  • "Apple reaches major Apple TV cable TV deal with MEO in Portugal" Apple Must 8:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "DHS May Require US Citizens to Submit to Airport Facial Scans: Currently, US citizens can opt out of the facial scans, which have been occurring at major US airports. But last month, the Department of Homeland Security proposed amending the rule to require everyone submit to the facial scans." PC Magazine 9:01 PM
  • "U.S. Cyber Monday sales poised to top $9.4 billion" Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "EFF warns of 'one-way mirror' of web surveillance by tech giants - led by Google: Online tracking report explores persistent privacy problems" The Register 8:26 PM
  • "YouTube's new gaming policy will allow creators to produce more violent footage" The Verge 6:32 PM
  • "This trojan malware is being used to steal passwords and spread ransomware" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Defiant Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy to allow false ads: Zuckerberg says 'people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians' and compares alternative to censorship" The Guardian 10:44 AM
  • "Facebook CEO responds to political ads policy..." [Video] CBS News 10:43 AM
  • "Cyber attacks become more targeted with data theft as the goal" BetaNews 9:30 AM
  • "YouTube said it deleted more than 300 Trump reelection campaign ads, without saying exactly why" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Google removed over 300 Trump ads for 'violating company policy'" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "The 'Amazon effect' is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard" The Verge 8:03 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #19250: Neill Barham and Chris Cohen of FiLMic Introduce Photo App Firstlight" MacVoices 4:10 PM
  • "#274: More Clunky! This week we get caught up on Apple services (Apple Pay, Apple News+, Apple Arcade), Jason gives Myke a tour of CarPlay in iOS 13, and we feed the tech podcast ecosystem with discussions of office lighting and weather stations." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:46 PM
  • "With A Rusty Spork – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-02" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Kuo: 12.9-Inch iPad Pro and 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Displays to Launch in Second Half of 2020" MacRumors 10:09 AM
  • "iPad Pro with 'A14X' plus 16-inch MacBook Pro with Mini LED display expected in late 2020" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's rumored Mini-LED iPad and MacBook Pro could arrive in 2020" The Verge 1:44 PM
  • "Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Tipped For Mini-LED Display Upgrade" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "Intel Completes Sale of Smartphone Modem Business to Apple" Business Wire 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Acquisition of Intel's Smartphone Modem Business Completed, Intel Admits 'Multi-Billion Dollar Loss'" MacRumors 10:55 AM
  • "Apple now owns Intel's mobile modem business" Engadget 11:11 AM
  • "Only two of four 'iPhone 12" models may support mmWave 5G" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Signing iOS 13.2.2 Following Launch of iOS 13.2.3" MacTrast 6:51 PM
  • "Apple halts iOS 13.2.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.3" AppleInsider 7:57 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Red Exclamation Point On AirPods, Fix" macReports 2:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: an awesome Mac mini hub from Satechi [Video] 9to5Mac 1:24 PM
  • "Monoprice True Wireless Plus Earbuds review: The same again, only better" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: 'Truth Be Told' is a compelling, podcast-focused mystery" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Life in Balance" YMP Now 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Arcade: 'The Mosaic' Review – The dread of the average person" Touch Arcade 7:15 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to select emails, chats, notes and files with two-finger tap on iPhone" iDownload Blog 2:57 PM
Tips
  • "Phishing emails: five tips to detect and prevent scams" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "New iPhone Gamble As Apple Risks AirPods Success" Forbes 7:15 PM
  • "What is mini LED and what could it mean for iPad & MacBook?" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "End Of An Era: What To Make Of Jony Ive's Departure From Apple" Benzinga 2:46 PM
  • "Apple's app event highlights the shifting focus to services, says Evercore's Amit Daryanani" CNBC TV 11:34 AM
  • "Apple: Tap-Tap, Tick-Tock/Finally someone with authority came out and said what we and others have been saying all along: Apple is a ticking time bomb." Rixstep 11:28 AM
  • "Apple's Activation Lock Will Make It Very Difficult to Refurbish Macs"  iFixit 10:55 AM
  • "Andy Hertzfeld posts demo reel of proposed commercials with Apple's OG Mac team, recorded in 1983" The Loop 9:00 AM
  • "Soon every enterprise will need its own App Store" Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "Synchronize learned spellings across Apple devices via iCloud" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Half of Apple's Business Is at Risk" Forbes 8:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)" Computerworld 8:28 AM
  • "How the PlayStation's DualShock shaped modern controllers: Sony's original design has influenced decades of other gamepads" The Verge 8:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "FBI deems FaceApp a 'potential counterintelligence threat' because of its ties to Russia" 9to5Mac 4:57 PM
  • "Dbrand releases 'Teardown' skins based on JerryRigEverything's transparent back mods" Android Police 12:48 PM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Watch now works with Apple iPhones" 9to5Google 11:35 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 2: Holiday Party, Movies, and Gifts" The MUG Center 9:01 AM
  • "Quitting Facebook will soon be easier with Apple-backed tool" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's time-saving Apple Pay Express Transit feature now available in London" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Pay's Tap-and-Go Express Transit Mode Now Live in London, Advertised on MetroCards in NYC" MacRumors 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Window Closing on PC Boost: Drop in PC shipments next year could throw cold water on gains at HP, Dell and Intel" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 AM
  • "61% of malicious ads target Windows users" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft is rolling out something called 'Project Cortex' to take on rivals like Slack and Google" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "Surface Pro X and Microsoft's touchscreen reckoning" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "AMD dominates Intel with 82% market share with major German retailer Germany's largest retailer sees AMD domination with 82% market share, Intel losing big time/Read more: https. /www.tweaktown.com/news/69043/amd-dominates-intel-82-market-share-major-german-retailer/index.html" TweakTown 8:58 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPUs hit a new sales high, leaving Intel in the dust: Not just killing it in terms of units sold, but also with revenue" TechRadar UK 8:58 AM
  • "Alleged Next-Gen AMD Renoir Zen 2 APU Spied With A Big Boost In GPU Clocks" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "1 Big Reason AMD's Hot Streak Will Continue in 2020" Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "We benchmark AMD's mobile Ryzen 7 vs. Intel's mobile Core i7: Which is the best laptop processor? Two Microsoft Surface Laptop 3s, one with AMD's Ryzen 7 Surface Edition, the other with an Intel 'Ice Lake' mobile Core i7. Fight!" PCWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Most Europeans now prefer AMD CPUs as sentiment turns against Intel" TechRadar UK 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Blames Qualcomm for Modem Business Failure, Urges Court to Uphold FTC Ruling" ExtremeTech 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Blasts Qualcomm As It Completes Sale Of Smartphone Modem Business To Apple" CRN 11:35 AM
  • "Dell lowers its 2019 revenue forecast due to Intel CPU shortages" TechSpot 8:54 AM
  • "IBM Focuses on Expanding its Watson Health Imaging Business" Zacks 9:00 AM
  • "IBM VP of 'opentech' on the open road ahead" ComputerWeekly 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle Dials SaaS 2.0 To Help Indian Businesses Go Digital" IANS 8:50 AM
  • "Cisco patent brings blockchain authentication to 5G networks" ET Bureau 8:50 AM
  • "Aussie Broadband pauses IPv6 trial due to Cisco bug" iTNews Australia 8:50 AM
  • "Cisco shines spotlight on innovative regional partners" Channel Asia 8:50 AM
  • "Squeezing Some Premium Out of Cisco Systems" InvestorPlace 8:49 AM
  • "The University of Miami just invested $3.7 million in a new campus-wide supercomputer, and it's a case study in how higher education is changing in the age of big data" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple worth more than US stock index's energy sector" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends nearly 270 points lower on weak manufacturing data, trade concerns: President Trump announces steel tariffs on Brazil, Argentina" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower on Weak U.S. Manufacturing Reading, Trade Worries: Stocks ended lower Monday on trade fears and a weak reading on U.S. manufacturing." TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks drop on ISM manufacturing malaise, trade uncertainty: Manufacturing and trade uncertainty spooks investors" FOXBusiness 11:20 AM
  • "Stocks Close Lower on Manufacturing Report, Fresh Trade Tensions: U.S. stocks fell Monday, hit by a downbeat report on the manufacturing sector and a fresh flare-up in trade tensions." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Asian markets rise after surprise gain in China's factory activity: Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:43 AM
  • "European stocks advance on strong Chinese economic data: Ocado Group shares plunge on convertible bond offering" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

 
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