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  • "Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled"  TechCrunch 12:05 PM
  • "Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is requesting location data without permission: Apple says the culprit is the new ultra wideband tech built into the latest models" The Verge 1:04 PM
  • "Apple Admits iPhone 11 Is Tracking Your Location Even If You Tell It Not To" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Apple: iPhone feature needs your location even when you don't share it/Legal concerns mean iOS uses your location to determine if it must turn off Apple's Ultra Wideband feature." CNET 3:56 PM
  • "People are beginning to wonder whether Apple is engaged in constant location surveillance"  iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "It's Apple Vs Putin, As Russia's New Smartphone Ban Approaches"  Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Apple buys first-ever carbon-free aluminum from Alcoa-Rio Tinto venture" ["The aluminum will be shipped this month from an Alcoa research facility in Pittsburgh and used in Apple products, although the technology company did not say which ones."]  Reuters 9:29 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Revenue Rose to $14.2 Billion in Q3" ["According to Statista, Services accounted for 6.5% of total sales in Apple's first quarter of fiscal 2012. By the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Services accounted for 9.7% of total sales. The segment ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 with a total revenue share of 11.4%. This figure stood at 11%, 9.9%, 13.5%, 16.2%, 15.9%, and 19.5%, respectively, in the fourth quarters of fiscals 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019."] Market Realist 2:14 PM
  • "Mac software developer creates Edinburgh jobs to power overseas growth" The Scotsman 8:19 AM
  • "AU19: Autodesk University Evolves with 'Better Starts Here'" Architosh 2:14 PM
  • "Mac FaceTime Opens Itself On Startup, Fix" macReports 8:22 AM
  • "F-Secure Safe for Mac review: No-frills quality protection/This antivirus suite provides a lot of protection, but that's about all it offers." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How to wipe your MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Hate the screenshot floater in macOS? Here's how to get rid of it: It's a simple option, but you have to invoke a screen capture to find it." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How to install Twitter as a Progressive Web App on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Stop Doing These 8 Things On Your Mac" MacMost 1:30 PM
  • "How to disable Siri on a Mac through System Preferences" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "How to disable the trackpad on a Mac computer in 2 ways" Business Insider 12:06 PM
  • "How to find your Mac computer's serial number in 3 different ways" Business Insider 10:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "NativeConnect for Mac is the best way for developers to use App Store Connect" 9to5Mac 12:57 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Poor tax conduct: six tech giants accused, inc Apple & Amazon" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Card Beginning to Show Up on Credit Reports" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's latest store design comes to Canada at Toronto Eaton Centre December 14" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Billie Eilish Lands Massive Payday for Apple TV+ Documentary: Multiple sources say Apple is paying $25 million for the project about the 17-year-old musician."  The Hollywood Reporter 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Pays $25 Million for Billie Eilish Documentary Headed for Apple TV+ Rather Than Apple Music" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Today at Apple upgrades begin at Sydney Apple Store January 5" 9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Florida man who had 'no idea what AFib was' saved by Apple Watch during holiday travel" 9to5Mac 9:20 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Japan Display creditors could extend commitment lines by 3 months -sources" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "Ajit Pai Says FCC's Investigation into Sale of Phone Location Data Nearly Complete" Vice 2:16 PM
  • "Ravenous Black Friday shoppers drove the strongest early holiday sales in six years, Bank of America says" Business Insider 1:04 PM
  • "Major consumer groups ask FTC to look into 'predatory' data collection of children" CNBC 9:26 AM
  • "T-Mobile's 600MHz 5G peaks at roughly 225Mbps, but there are caveats" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "A former Facebook moderator is suing the firm, claiming that reviewing horrific material left him with PTSD" Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "Huawei sues FCC over 'unconstitutional' ban on the use of federal subsidies to buy its equipment" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "FCC lets carriers get away with lying about 4G coverage" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Google's A.I.-powered voice recorder and transcription app comes to older Pixel phones" TechCrunch 2:42 PM
  • "Sacha Baron Cohen slams Google billionaires Sergey Brin and Larry Page for stepping down: 'You're the Silicon Six'" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "267: A Cybertruck Full of Mac Pros" The Rebound 1:04 PM
  • "#323: Everything in My Computing Life is Chaos/Best tech gifts given and received, the future of the HomePod, how we deal with all our photos, and unplugging while on vacation." Relay FM: Clockwise 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro rumors, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 678" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple to Launch 'Completely Wireless' iPhone Without Lightning Connector and 'iPhone SE 2 Plus' With Touch ID Power Button in 2021" MacRumors 12:07 PM
  • "Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Future iPhones could drop charging ports altogether" TechCrunch 12:57 PM
  • "Your next iPhone may not have a Lightning port: Apple could also be getting ready to shake up the way it sells iPhones." ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Kuo: Apple to Launch Five iPhones in 2020, Including 5.4-Inch, Two 6.1-Inch, and 6.7-Inch Models With 5G" MacRumors 12:07 PM
  • "Four 5G 'iPhone 12" models in 2020, 'iPhone SE 2 Plus' in 2021 coming says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 12:07 PM
  • "Apple Allegedly Launching Four 5G iPhone 12 SKUs With 5.4 To 6.7 Inch OLED Displays" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Apple admits some 2019 MacBook Pros suffer random shutdown borkage" The Inquirer 8:19 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: Apple Acknowledges Shutdown Issue With a 2019 Model" Digital Trends 12:05 PM
  • "AirPlay 2 cracked, for multiroom play to non-supported speakers" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro 'can override location settings'" BBC 8:22 AM
  • "Apple reveals users can't completely turn location services off on iPhone 11 Pro" [Video Report] Mashable 9:50 AM
  • "Your iPhone 11 Pro tries to collect location data even when all location services are disabled" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "The iPhone 11"s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says: Ultra-wideband is behind the latest iPhone privacy puzzler." Ars Technica 6:42 PM
  • "Apple Admits to iPhone Location Tracking, Will Fix" Thurrott 6:43 PM
  • "Apple releases fourth developer beta of iOS 13.3, more" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 3:12 PM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 6.1.1 Beta 4 to Developers [Download] iClarified 3:30 PM
  • "Future Apple Watch may help treat Parkinson's Disease or diagnose tremor symptoms" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Reveals a Possible Future Health app for Apple Watch and an MR Headset to Assist those with Parkinson's Disease" Patently Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Apple wants you to share data between iPhones by pointing them at each other" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple wants iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches to be able to exchange info by 'looking' at each other" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "A Future iPhone Camera will adopt Apple's Latest Advances in Red-Eye Removal Substantially" Patently Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Future Apple Watches may be able to tell if you're indoors or outdoors" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 'popping' sound bug returns in new 16-inch model" AppleInsider 12:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.2' iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM

  • "16-inch MacBook Pro review - a great keyboard is just the start [Video] 9to5Mac 3:03 PM
  • "I'm a loyal Apple Watch user, but after switching to Fitbit, I found 3 things I liked better and 3 things I didn't" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro -What's the effect of eGPUs?" Bare Feats 1:17 PM
  • "Can't afford an Apple Pro Display XDR? The LG UltraFine 5K is worth your consideration" Apple World Today 7:34 AM
  • "Hands on with 60 of the best iPhone 11 cases" AppleInsider 1:04 PM
  • "'Servant' Review for Apple TV+: A superb atmospheric thriller that's a joy to watch" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Truth Be Told: Apple TV Plus drama mixes true crime and Big Little Lies" CNET 7:52 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Chirp 2.0 Offers a Remarkably Full-Featured Twitter Experience on Apple Watch" MacStories 9:42 AM
  • "How to Use Your iPad as a Secondary Mac Display Without Sidecar" How-To Geek 9:04 PM
  • "How to download apps that won't update on your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 2:16 PM
  • "iOS 13: How to Customize Control Center With Different Tools" The Mac Observer 2:14 PM
  • "How to Use Camera Filters on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro" OS X Daily 9:44 AM
  • "Phishing for Apple ID Accounts: Scam Emails and Texts/This article explains how you recognize and avoid phishing scams. More specifically, the focus of this article is how you can tell if a message from 'Apple' requesting information is really from Apple, iTunes, iCloud, App Store etc." macReports 8:09 AM
  • "10+ tips for better iPhone battery life" Computerworld 9:25 AM
  • "Comment: What iPhone needs before wireless can replace Lightning or USB-C" 9to5Mac 7:43 PM
  • "If you still miss headphone ports, you'll love the 2021 iPhone Max" Apple Must 12:18 PM
  • "Wild rumor teases a full wireless iPhone 13 with no ports at all—and I believe it"  Macworld 12:07 PM
  • "iFixit, Activation Lock, and Walt Mossberg" The Loop 9:43 AM
  • "What is an app? I honestly have no idea: Trying to explain to my Dad what an app is left me more confused than ever" The Guardian 8:20 AM
  • "Apple 'is going to have a great device' — Qualcomm exec" Apple Must 7:34 AM
  • "HP Elite Dragonfly Review First Impressions" Thurrott 6:43 PM
  • "Things you should rarely buy at full price: Pixels, LG phones, and smartwatches" Android Authority 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft wants everyone to follow its lead with its new mobile design" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "Why the Snapdragon 765, not the 865, will make the biggest impact on 2020 Android phones" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "What Sundar Pichai taking over the Google universe means for search, Android and Nest: Larry Page and Sergei Brin are riding into the sunset at a critical time in the development of Google products." CNET 7:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pad & Quill's limited-run Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch is hand-made from 80-year-old leather" 9to5Mac 2:16 PM
  • "Microsoft is giving its Office for iOS and Android apps a makeover" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Popular manga art app Clip Studio Paint is now available on the iPhone" The Verge 1:20 PM
  • "Clips now features Memoji and Animoji, new stickers and more" Apple 1:03 PM
  • "Apple updates Clips for iPhone with Memoji, Animoji, new stickers" AppleInsider 12:57 PM
  • "Now iPhone Users Can Tap Waymo's Self-Driving Ride-Hail App" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:03 PM
  • "Waymo launches iOS app as it reflects on first year of its robot taxi service" The Verge 12:57 PM
  • "'Allo, guv'nor: Mario Kart Tour is heading to London, England" Cult of Mac 10:16 AM
  • "BMW cancels its ridiculous CarPlay subscription fee for new vehicles" Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Readdle's Calendars app gains native Outlook Exchange integration and multiple accounts" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "TappyTaps Launches Barkio 1.0 - Help Pet Owners to Monitor Their Dogs" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Official Craigslist App Launches On The iPhone After 11 Years" UberGizmo 8:19 AM
  • "Retailers are selling $60 cords for Apple's wireless Airpods" Fast Company 8:18 AM
  • "Get rich or cry tryin' in brand-new Monopoly for iOS" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Tidal matches Apple Music with 50% discount for students" Cult of Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple attending & presenting at NeurIPS Machine Learning conference" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Apple at NeurIPS 2019: Apple is attending the 33rd Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) this December. The conference, of which Apple is a Diamond Sponsor, will take place in Vancouver, Canada from December 8th to 14th." Apple Machine Learning Journal 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Attending NeurIPS 2019 Next Week, World's Largest Machine Learning Conference" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Opera's latest version gives any web page a dark mode" Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Snap teams up with Gucci on limited-edition 3D Spectacles" Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Moonbug Kids Channel Now Available in the Apple TV App in the UK, US, Canada and Australia" Business Wire 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wants everyone to follow its lead with its new mobile design: A Fluent design focus to help speed up mobile productivity" " The Verge 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft kills Store version of Windows 10 Notepad app" " ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "The difference between Windows Notepad and WordPad, and when to use each: Did you ever wonder about the difference between Notepad and WordPad? In this guide, we'll explain what they are and when to use them." " Windows Central 6:53 AM
  • "Windows 10 Insiders: Begone, foul Store version of Notepad!" " The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Years after discontinuing Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft tries hard to remind us of an alternative" " MSPoweruser 6:53 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft Will Release 2 Next-Gen Xbox Consoles/There may only be one high-end Xbox Project Scarlett console, but Microsoft is apparently still planning on offering a cheaper, disc-less version." " PC Magazine 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Project Scarlett: top-end Anaconda, cheaper Lockhart" " Hexus 6:53 AM
  • "Leading professional services firm KPMG announces a five-year agreement with Microsoft" " MSPoweruser 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft 365 set to arrive in Spring 2020 to unite the houses of Windows and Office" " The Inquirer 12:14 PM
  • "Double dose of fortune for AMD as Dell comes knocking and Steam's Hardware Survey delivers a new milestone" " NotebookCheck 6:43 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-1065G7 Gaming Test: Integrated Graphics Performance" " TechSpot 6:45 AM
  • "Intel's Raja Koduri Teases 'Father Of All' Xe High Performance GPU" " WCCFTech 6:45 AM
  • "Intel Opens 1,500-Person Engineering Center in India" " Tom's Hardware 6:48 AM
  • "Oracle BrandVoice: Oracle v. Rimini Street Lawsuit: A Guide" " Forbes 6:52 AM
  • "How a Preacher's Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco: As the head of a $185 billion technology company, Chuck Robbins says, 'We have to run a good business, but there's more to it.'" " New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:03 AM
  • "OpenBSD patches authentication bypass, privilege escalation vulnerabilities" " ZDNet 10:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Target Buffed Up by Citi on View tStrong Holiday Sales: The tech giant receives a price-target upgrade from Citi analyst Jim Suva on expectations of a strong holiday quarter." TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "AAPL Stock Has Outperformed FAANGs This Year" Market Realist 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks shrug off trade deal concerns, close higher" MarketWatch 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Hopes of U.S.-China Trade Deal: Stocks finish slightly higher Thursday on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal." TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Dow Jones Led By Gains From Nike, Apple; Stocks Defy Trump Impeachment News | Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks tick higher after Pelosi says House will forge ahead with impeachment: Trump's actions 'seriously violated the Constitution,' House Speaker says" FOXBusiness 4:46 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Up as Investors Parse Trade Headlines: President Trump says negotiations are going 'very well' between the U.S. and China" [Paid Membership Required] 4:46 PM
  • "Asian markets gain on renewed optimism about U.S.-China trade deal: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance on report that phase-one deal could be reached soon" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "EasyJet, Just Eat to replace Hiscox, Fresnillo in FTSE 100 Index -FTSE Russell: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:26 AM

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