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Wednesday Highlights: Apple facing opposition in Australia over plans to build mega-store as group seeks to have site get heritage protection; Jason Snell explains why it is a "huge win" for Apple to get Photoshop on iOS; Apple Gazette on the very real threat of ransomware on the Mac; ever wondered how Time Machine does its thing?; Facebook's troubles aren't over, report that nearly 1/4th of Apple employees plan to dump their accounts, and now advertisers accuse the social network of witholding fact video ads aren't being watched in order to keep them paying for such advertisements; Google's Pixel 3 uses pioneering camera tech; Apple announces this Friday as start of iPhone Xr pre-orders.

  • "Apple's Acquisitions in 2018 Cover Some Familiar Ground: In spite of tax reform, Apple has stuck to making smaller technology and talent-focused M&A deals this year."  TheStreet 12:19 PM
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  • "Mac Ransomware Exists And It Is Very Much Real" Apple Gazette 7:45 AM
  • "Bye bye, TLS 1.0 and 1.1: Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google all wave adieu to old security protocol" BetaNews 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 to Developers" MacRumors 12:56 PM
  • "macOS 10.14.1 beta 4 now available to developers" 9to5Mac 12:57 PM
  • "MacOS Mojave 10.14.1 Beta 4 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 3:15 PM
  • "How to download your data from Apple" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "How to Do Passwords Right in 2018" Gizmodo 9:42 AM
  • "How to Create Instagram Stories Templates for FCPX" 9:02 AM
  • "How to Access iCloud via a Web Browser" Intego 8:46 AM
  • "BestPhotos Offers Streamlined Photo Management" MacStories 8:46 AM
  • "How to Use Apple Keynote Live to Stream Presentations on the Web" Envato Tuts+ 8:18 AM
  • "How to View Folder Sizes on Your Mac Using Finder" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "I Used Only Bing for Three Months. Here's What I Found—And What I Didn't" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Mullvad 2018 review: A fantastic VPN has a great new look" PCWorld 7:11 AM
  • "How to transpose rows and columns in Numbers on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "What is TLS and why does it matter to Apple (and you)?" Apple Must 8:47 AM
  • "The 'Leo and Mac' Reader Roundup #3: CleanMyMac 3 Met with Fire & Fury" Low End Mac 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple overhauls its privacy pages, and now lets U.S. customers download their own data"  TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Launches Portal for U.S. Users to Download Their Data" Bloomberg 12:59 PM
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  • "ARM processor for Macs coming in 2020 or 2021, Apple car in 2023 says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 12:55 PM
  • "Apple could launch first Macs powered by its own processors in 2020, says Kuo" The Verge 3:11 PM
  • "Apple could dump Intel processors in 2020" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "iPhone XR available for pre-order on Friday, October 19" Apple 7:35 AM
  • "The iPhone XR will be available to preorder in more than 50 countries starting Friday" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "iOS 12.1 Final Download Could Be Available Next Week With iPhone XR Release" Redmond Pie 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to Launch in Additional Countries Starting October 26" MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Mac Mini Turns Four Years Old Ahead of 'Pro-Focused' Refresh Expected Later This Month" MacRumors 8:45 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada" MacRumors 9:42 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM

  • "Review: iHome iAV5 Blueooth Rechargeable Speaker for Amazon Echo Dot" iLounge 5:09 PM
  • "Apple made the iPhone it should've made last year: Last year, I bought a piece of what Apple was calling the future. It felt half-baked." Quartz 7:41 AM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Best fitness tracker of 2018?" Android Authority 10:14 AM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: easy lift" The Verge 9:42 AM
  • "Review: Cement chamber makes the Master & Dynamic MA770 sound great" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "USB-C battery banks, First Take: Iceworks 7000 and Anker PowerCore 20100" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "How to upgrade to the new iPhone XR if you are on the iPhone Upgrade Program: I enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program last year. How do I upgrade to the iPhone XR?" iMore 6:51 PM
  • "How to get loan pre-approval for the iPhone Upgrade Program: If you're planning on getting the brand new iPhone, you can get pre-approved for your loan before preorders start at midnight" iMore 6:51 PM
  • "Delete Your Account: How to wipe your personal information from Facebook, Amazon, Google, and other major websites and apps" Business Insider 3:47 PM
  • "How to Disable Screen Time on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:15 PM
  • "How to use the new iOS Comic Book photo filter" Cult of Mac 2:30 PM
  • "Quick Access To Notifications Settings In iOS 12" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to use Handoff with iOS 12" Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Clear Out Your Camera Roll With an iOS Shortcut" Lifehacker 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone users thinking of switching to Android should pick Google's Pixel 3 phones for the best Android experience" Business Insider 3:15 PM
  • "Apple gives your data away, but only when you request it" Apple Must 12:01 PM
  • "Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Androids are a bargain" Roughly Drafted 10:50 AM
  • "How China rips off and reinvents the iPhone and Android"  The Verge 9:54 AM
  • "Some of Apple's Forgotten iOS Apps" MacStories 9:41 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (77): Return from UK; Apple Watch 4; New iPhones in Thailand" eXtensions 7:08 AM
  • "This Gorgeous All-Screen Phone Shows How the Notch Dies" Gizmodo 9:44 AM
  • "Huawei Watch GT: The Huawei Watch GT uses Light OS instead of Wear OS. This choice in OSes allows the watch to last up to 30 days (with GPS and heart rate monitoring turned off)." CNET 9:41 AM
  • "Why would the Federal Trade Commission snatch defeat from the jaws of victory over Qualcomm?" Foss Patents 8:47 AM
  • "Why AI and advertisers should team up to fix fake news" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Google's Response to the EU is Brilliant (Premium)" Thurrott 7:45 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 Pro Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | Specs Comparison" Digital Trends 7:32 AM
  • "Good news: Google's Pixel 3 XL has the right kind of OLED display" BGR 8:45 AM
  • "This is how Super Res Zoom on the Google Pixel 3 works" Android Police 7:46 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL review: The Android iPhone" Android Authority 10:14 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixel 3 has looks and smarts but isn't the best for biz" Computerworld 7:10 AM
  • "Fun facts about quantum computing" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Luxury device designer offering custom 18K gold Apple Watch Series 4 for as much as $1 million" 9to5Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Customized gold & titanium $6300 iPhone XS models with clockworks launched by mod shop" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "This clever $35 iPhone case has a scroll wheel with six built-in lenses — and it turns your phone camera into a Swiss-army knife for taking pictures" Business Insider 12:56 PM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' Patch 0.9.0 Adds Erangel Night Mode, Halloween, Spectator Mode, and More" Touch Arcade 12:54 PM
  • "Cortana's iOS and Android apps are getting a massive redesign" The Verge 12:04 PM
  • "Totally bonkers case turns the iPhone XS into a mechanical watch" Mashable 9:02 AM
  • "Quiq Announces Three Brands on Apple Business Chat" PRNewswire 8:20 AM
  • "Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary Kannaway® Unveils New Kannaway® Connect App" PRNewswire 8:20 AM
  • "Apple stores are now selling a $2,000 'self-flying' drone you can control from an Apple Watch" Business Insider 9:41 AM
  • "Skydio R1 autonomous drone gains Apple Watch control, now in Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "An Apple Watch can now control Skydio's R1 self-flying camera drone" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Here's how Apple is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse" GadgetsNow 8:03 AM
  • "Google Maps Shows EV Owners the Way to the Nearest Charging Station" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "Ember smart mugs now tell Apple Health your caffeine intake" CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Trancelation, a neon arcade game about language learning, is now available on Steam's Early Access!" MythicOwl 6:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Drop in Revenue Drags Stock Lower: Slide reflects company's yearslong struggle to change its image to one focused on fast-growing businesses like cloud computing, artificial-intelligence services" [Paid Membership Required] 10:50 AM
  • "IBM shares slip as results cast doubt on growth plans" Telegraph 7:32 AM
  • "IBM slides at the open after revenue miss" CNBC 8:46 AM
  • "IBM Stock Takes a Dive as Revenue Falls Short" Barron's 3:58 PM
  • "IBM Is Feeling Blue Over Its Stock Price" RealMoney 9:42 AM
  • "IBM Investors Should Beg CEO Ginni Rometty to Leave" 24/7 Wall St. 7:15 AM
  • "Rolls Royce and Intel team up on smart ship systems" ShipInsight 7:54 AM
  • "Intel-backed startup Paperspace reinvents dev tools for an AI, cloud era" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Intel's Ninth-Generation Core Processors Target Gamers" Market Realist 7:48 AM
  • "AMD-powered Cray to speed up Formula One racing" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "AMD 7nm Zen 2 Rumor Alleges 13 Percent IPC Lift Over Zen+ That'll Leave Intel Rattled" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "AMD Zen 2 7nm CPUs Will Offer 13% IPC Gains Compared To Zen+" SegmentNext 7:56 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2 could offer a 13 per cent IPC gain over Zen+" Hexus 7:56 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost/A good card but too power-hungry and too hot." Eurogamer 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft May Rebound To New Record After Pullback" Investopedia 3:15 PM
  • "Windows 10 October update's new public rollout nears as Microsoft fixes more bugs" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update Nearly Ready For Rerelease Following Embarrassing Launch Bugs" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Anonymous Microsoft and Amazon employees speak out on Medium" The Verge 2:30 PM
  • "HP's 3D Metal Printing Heralds Potential Manufacturing Transformation" Toolbox 7:57 AM
  • "HP expands premium play with new laptops" PTI 7:58 AM
  • "Dell Virtustream Enterprise Cloud: Product Overview and Insight" eWeek 6:53 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
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Industry News
  • "Stocks edge back into negative territory after Fed minutes: Equities trim heavy early declines" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Slips for Fifth Day in Seven, Led Lower by IBM, Home Depot: The Dow trades lower as a slump in shares of IBM prevents the index from a significant move into positive territory." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks edge lower in volatile session" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drift Down: Bank shares help the market recover from most of its early declines, with the financials sector up 0.9%" [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets jump following Wall Street's big gains: Gains of around 1% seen around region; SoftBank up 3% as Saudi fears ease" MarketWatch 8:05 AM
  • "Europe's key stock index takes cautious step higher with Brexit 'moment of truth in focus'" MarketWatch 8:05 AM

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