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Thursday Highlights: Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Where the Apple Watch could go from here: The Series 4 is a generational leap, but the Apple Watch still has plenty of room to grow."  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Apple in Hollywood: Behemoth or boutique?"  Apple 3.0 7:57 AM
  • "Apple crackdown on 'scam' apps: Apps offering free trials that convert to subscriptions within days targeted by Apple" V3 8:02 AM
  • "Commission withdraws court action over Apple tax delays: The European Commission has decided to withdraw a European Court of Justice action against Ireland over delays in recovering the €13.1 billion owned by Apple in disputed taxes." RTÉ 9:11 AM
  • "AirPrint or you're on your own: macOS printing changes" ["It's actually far worse than that, because Apple's account doesn't match up to those of printer manufacturers, and you could easily end up abandoning a printer which could still work as well as it ever has done. Between them, Apple and the printer manufacturers have created chaos which will cause many users many problems."]  Eclectic Light Company 8:09 AM
  • "How to hide floating screenshot thumbnail previews on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Mojave Dock Recent Applications Section" MacMost 9:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator Pro Updated with Machine Learning Auto Enhancement, Light and Dark Modes, and Automator Actions" MacStories 8:08 AM
  • "Pixelmator Pro 1.2 upgrade adds macOS Mojave support, Core ML-based photo enhancement tool" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Dejal Time Out 2.5 Adds Mojave Dark Mode and More" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Mailbutler lets Gmail users take back control of their inbox" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "QuarkXPress (with Dark Mode) is now available at Mac App Store" Apple Must 7:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Chartbreakers: How spammers are gaming the podcast charts: How did an unknown show about real estate beat out Serial, Dr. Death, and The Daily? Something weird has been happening on the Apple podcast charts lately."  Chartable 7:43 AM
  • "Podcast charts still being manipulated by click farms" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's accessibility solutions are empowering lives: How much difference do the accessibility tools inside Apple's platforms make?"  Computerworld 9:10 AM
  • "Apple to US users: Here's how you can now see what personal data we hold on you/Apple's privacy tools now go beyond Europe, so more now get to download the personal data it has collected." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS sales strong, split evenly between XS & Max – CIRP" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook Highlights 'The Big Draw' Sketching Sessions Taking Place at Apple Stores This Month" MacRumors 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Inside Facebook's 'war room' is a battle for public trust" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "EBay takes Amazon to court over alleged trader poaching" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "50% of American WhatsApp users don't know it's owned by Facebook" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Google could finally face serious competition for Android" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "A new kind of dark money on Facebook is influencing elections: How unknown parties are exploiting loopholes in Facebook's ad archive" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "The new 'world's thinnest phone' slots into a business card case" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "TSMC sees modest fourth quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Photoshop on iPad Q&A: Marzipan, AR, features, much more" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "A technology podcast from Apple geeks Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Lex Friedman" The Rebound 10:06 AM
  • "Dogbot Twerking, Facebook's Portal into Your Home, Listener Mail -ACM 484" The Mac Observer 7:36 AM
  • "Apple might launch Macs with proprietary chips by 2020" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Here's When Apple's MacBooks Could Ditch Intel" LAPTOP Magazine 9:08 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Helps Give TSMC an Instant Hit: Its latest chipmaking technology has had one of the fastest uptakes in recent history." Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's A-series chipmaker misses earnings expectations" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China" AppleInsider 10:05 AM
  • "Wells Fargo: TSMC news a 'qualitatively positive Apple data point'" Apple 3.0 10:05 AM
  • "Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars" AppleInsider 9:08 AM
  • "Apple continues their work on a Travel App, even if it's at a glacial pace" Patently Apple 10:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Last Apple Pay promo offers $25 Oakley coupon" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

  • "Apple TV to PlayStation Vue: You complete me/Vue is the first live TV streaming service with deep Apple TV integration, and it's pretty neat." TechHive 7:40 AM
  • "Review: Akitio's 10 Gigabit Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter brings high speed networking to MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 9:08 AM
  • "Hands-on: HyperX's Cloud Mix headset jumps between desktop gaming & your iPhone" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Air Porter laptop bag review: A carry-on you'll want to carry forever" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "The Mujjo Later Case for iPhone Xs Max is a great case, but an average wallet" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
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  • "A few weeks with Streaks" Dr. Drang 8:08 AM
  • "Reigns: Game of Thrones Review" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "How to reject a call on your iPhone" Apple Must 9:51 AM
  • "Hotmail or Outlook emails missing in the Mail app? Here is a fix" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "How Apple's iPhone Inspires Chinese Android-Powered Smartphones" Redmond Pie 10:02 AM
  • "If there's a second Apple event this fall, it's looking like it'll be later than it's been in a decade" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "How Apple weaponized privacy" Apple 3.0 8:08 AM
  • "Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance" Roughly Drafted 8:08 AM
  • "A bit different: You can be successful and not be Apple" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Book 2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered Surface rival/It's powered by the Snapdragon 850 CPU, though." Engadget 10:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Skydio's Self-flying Drone Now Has an Apple Watch App for Flight Prep" Digital Trends 8:10 AM
  • "Mophie intros Powerstation USB-C 3XL for charging MacBooks, iPhones & iPads" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "YouTube lets you watch a video and browse the site at the same time" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "Beddr SleepTuner is an Apple Watch sleep tracking alternative" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Spotify for iOS gets refreshed design, endless artist radio" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Bill Gates Remembers Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-founder and Friend" Time 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 19H1 test build enables removal of more preinstalled apps: Microsoft is adding the ability to remove even more of its 'inbox' apps from Windows 10 in its latest test build of the 19H1 feature update." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft will let users bin more of Windows 10's pre-loaded junk: But you've got another, er, six months to wait" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft offers to kill more (of its own) bloatware with a new Windows 10 build: Now if we could just figure out a way to kill off Candy Crush Soda Saga for good..." PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Intel breaks technology and manufacturing into 3 segments" Hexus 7:56 AM
  • "Virtual Instruments Takes On IBM In $20B Market" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "IBM Asia Pacific boss values an inclusive and diverse workplace" ABC CBN News 8:02 AM
  • "IBM wants to manage your cloud services no matter which ones you run: IBM's new Multi-cloud Manager will manage workloads on Big Blue clouds but also workloads on Amazon, Red Hat and Microsoft infrastructure, as well" Network World 8:02 AM
  • "Ubuntu Plans To Make Updating Graphics Drivers Much Easier For Gamers" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "For the First Time Since 2012, PC Shipments Are About to Go Up: Windows 10's constant refreshing and ongoing security concerns are pushing the worldwide market for desktops, laptops, and hybrid PCs to its first year-to-year growth in a long time." PC Magazine 8:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks poised to book first back-to-back decline in a week as Fed seen hawkish in minutes" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "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 8:29 AM
  • "Stock futures trade cautiously on interest rate concerns" FOXBusiness 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Poised for Small Drop After Asia Selloff: Chinese shares suffered the steepest selloff in the region" [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Chinese stock markets hit fresh 4-year low to lead Asian region lower: Nikkei slips, weighed by energy stocks; Korea's central bank stays pat" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "European bourses edge mostly higher as strong earnings remain in focus: Novartis announces billion-dollar pharmaceutical deal" MarketWatch 8:31 AM

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