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Is Apple being cheap by not including fast charging brick with premium-priced iPhone XS? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

  • "iOS 12 seems to contain workaround: Qualcomm's Munich patent lawsuits against Apple's Spotlight search"  Foss Patents 6:56 AM
  • "iPhone XS Buyers Undeterred by Eye-Watering Prices, Few Upgrades"  Bloomberg 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest, Most Expensive iPhone Hits the Streets" Bloomberg Video 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's New Smartwatch Can Only Monitor Your Heart in the U.S." Bloomberg 7:03 AM
  • "How to import Evernote notes to your Notes App on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide: Customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max released in Japan" Jiji Press 7:50 AM
  • "Smiling Apple fans show off their new haul of devices" Cult of Mac 6:30 AM
  • "Apple's new mobile microsite has a spinnable 3D model of the iPhone XS" Mashable 6:21 AM
  • "Apple advertises iPhone XS with microsite featuring 3D model that spins as you tilt your phone" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers" CNET 6:33 AM
  • "'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans" Android Authority 6:48 AM
  • "Apple shares photos of customers trying and buying iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Still Has Underwhelming Share of Smart Speakers" Market Realist 6:57 AM
  • "How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be? Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense" The Register 6:29 AM
  • "Sony Mobile takes on Apple, Oppo in Taiwan with Xperia XZ3" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "A Fond Farewell and Tribute to Former Low End Mac Writer Charles W. Moore" Low End Mac 7:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers: Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On: Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror." ["That's because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too. According to China's Communist Party, the system will 'allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step'."]  Science Alert 7:17 AM
  • "Android turns 10: Google's first Android phone was ugly, but important" [Video Report] CNET 6:58 AM
  • "EU's prime delivery of Amazon probe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
  • "For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 AM
  • "watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's AirPower gets mention in iPhone XS, XS Max manuals, may not be dead yet" CNET 6:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS Has an Upgrade Apple Didn't Mention" iFixit 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: A complete list of everything new in Apple's next-gen iPhone" BGR 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch 4 vs Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch Series 1: which is the best for you?" TechRadar UK 7:52 AM
  • "First Impressions From New iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "First Impressions From New Apple Watch Series 4 Owners" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "The Death of the Gods, book review: Power in the digital age/Demos researcher Carl Miller details how the internet has brought about profound power shifts that reach into every aspect of our lives." [Book Review] ZDNet 7:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Creating Your Own Memoji in iOS 12" MacMost 9:06 AM
  • "The Verge Guide to the iPhone" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone" iMore 7:15 AM
  • "How to Set Up Your New iPhone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "PCalc binomial functions—Part 2" Dr. Drang 6:56 AM
  • "Did you just get your iPhone XS? Do these 10 things first! Before you even peel the plastic off your new iPhone XS or XS Max, read this setup guide." Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "How to Hard Reset iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in 3 Easy Steps" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Access Control Center on iPad in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Use the Awesome New Features in Photos app in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to make a conference call on your iPhone" Apple Must 6:15 AM
  • "8 things you'll want to try first with your iPhone XS" Computerworld 9:06 AM
  • "Doing a clean install of iOS 12 on your new iPhone XS or XS Max? Here's what you'll bring over and what you'll lose: What's the advantage of a clean install over a restore when upgrading to a new phone or tablet?" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone's Face ID isn't perfect, but you can make it better: Face ID has its quirks. Before you get frustrated, try these tricks." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "eSIM smartphone market set for growth following Apple iPhone support" Telecoms 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri's next chapter"  Macworld 6:21 AM
  • "Marc Randazza Is Fighting To Keep Nazis And Trolls On Twitter In The New Speech Wars. Here's Why." BuzzFeed News 7:56 AM
  • "Five ways 5G could change your commute" Axios 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The LAMPCHARGE is a handy tablet lamp and USB charger all in one" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Double the iPhone XS Teardowns = Double the Wallpapers" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week" 148Apps 6:57 AM
  • "Audible comes to the Apple Watch" Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 adds compatibility to iOS 12 and iPhone XS Max" DEVONtechnologies 6:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft 'must investigate child labour' amid claims children as young as SEVEN are mining for cobalt: Amnesty International has today claimed children are working 12 hour days in toxic dust, but alleges Microsoft has 'taken little action'" Mirror Online UK 9/20
  • "PC sales might actually grow next year, thanks to Windows 10" ZDNet 9/20
  • "Microsoft Goes Deeper Into AI, Mixed Reality" ITPro Today 9/20
  • "Microsoft releases list of features being removed from Windows 10 October Update: It's not nearly as bad as it looks" The Inquirer 9/20
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Dump your files to avoid crashes, warns Microsoft" ZDNet 9/20
  • "Amid Microsoft's GitHub buy, code repository site GitLab secures $100 million in funding" Neowin 9/20
  • "Microsoft announces Cumulative Update channel for .NET Framework" Neowin 9/20
  • "HPE, Cisco, Dell Brace for Tariffs, But Customer Impact Uncertain" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9/20
  • "How Qualcomm Tried and Failed to Steal Intel's Crown Jewel" Bloomberg 9/20
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" Hexus 9/20
  • "Intel co-founder's Silicon Valley pad goes on the market for $22m: Includes vineyard, a separate guest house and Chipzilla history" The Register 9/20
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" EIN News 9/20
  • "Intel Back to the Past with Chipset Return to 22nm" eTeknix 9/20
  • "Intel, Alibaba launch a joint edge computing platform" ZDNet 9/20
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost/A good card but too power-hungry and too hot." Eurogamer 9/20
  • "IBM Cloud Gets New Trust and Transparency Capabilities for AI" The RIQ News Desk 9/20
  • "IBM's open source Fairness Kit will put a stop to racist robots: IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence" V3 9/20
  • "Larry Ellison: Oracle Will Ride Two Strategic Products Into Cloud Leadership" Forbes 9/20
  • "Alibaba wants to ship its own neural network silicon by H2 2019: Middle Kingdom calls for international AI arm linkage" The Register 9/20
  • "Samsung plans to lower memory chip growth on expected demand slowdown: Bbg" Reuters 9/20
  • "Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China" CNBC 9/20
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Taiwanese Apple Suppliers Concerned about High iPhone Prices" Market Realist 6:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 trade at records in broad-based rally" MarketWatch 9/20
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Set Record Highs as Wall Street Looks Past Trade Fears: Stocks rise on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 setting new record highs." TheStreet 9/20
  • "Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent" Associated Press 9/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Investors Set Aside Trade Fears: Investors' focus on robust U.S. economy gives stocks a boost" [Paid Membership Required] 9/20
  • "Asian markets mostly rise, as Nikkei logs 5th straight gain: Samsung leads Kospi's gains, while stocks in China go limp" MarketWatch 9/20
  • "Europe stocks book fourth win in a row: Materials and chemicals stocks lead gainers" MarketWatch 9/20

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