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Monday Highlights: Ad-free Shazam coming as Apple completes acquisition of song-identifying service; Apple partners with Salesforce to bring "together the world's number one CRM platform with iPhone and iPad, the world's best devices for business"; CNBC's Jim Cramer says "deal is so big, you should have to pay more for both stocks"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Bloomberg report highlights iPhone storage as most lucrative feature; Mojave set to drop today, plenty of install helps, tips, and more in our OS X section; of new iPhones, the XS Max is the hot seller, not so with the XS; Tim Cook's Apple aims for squeaky-clean image when it comes to original content, eschewing sex, drugs, and violence; TechCrunch says strategy will yield "really, really bad" content; Macworld finds new A12 chip in iPhones gives huge boost to upload/download speeds; reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 from VentureBeat, Cult of Mac, XS/XS Max review from VentureBeat; SquareTrade tests new iPhones out for breakability; iFixit tears down Apple Watch Series 4.

  • "Apple and Salesforce bring together the best devices for business and the world's #1 CRM: Enabling Powerful Apps and Customer Experiences Exclusive to iPhone and iPad"  Apple 8:27 AM
  • "Apple & Salesforce Bring Together the Best Devices for Business & the World's #1 CRM" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "Salesforce Partners With Apple for Business Apps: The software-as-a-service company to redesign its mobile app to incorporate Apple's native capabilities, such as Siri Shortcuts, Face ID and Business Chat" [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Salesforce deal is so big, you should have to pay more for both stocks, says Jim Cramer"  CNBC TV 9:01 AM
  • "Salesforce, Apple forge iOS mobile app development partnership" ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Salesforce and Apple stole some thunder from a big Microsoft event by announcing a new partnership" Business Insider 11:03 AM
  • "Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music: Shazam App Will Soon Become Ad-Free For All Users"  Apple 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Shazam, Offering More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "Apple finalizes Shazam purchase, promises ad-free app experience" VentureBeat 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's Most Lucrative New iPhone Feature Isn't Its Fanciest: The new 512GB storage chip could make the company $134 more per phone than the 64GB option."  Bloomberg 8:29 AM
  • "Apple to tell Senate it backs 'comprehensive' privacy rules" Axios 7:42 AM
  • "VirnetX Files Notice Regarding Agreed Bill of Costs and Prejudgment Interest of $93.3 Million in Apple Suit: Costs and Prejudgment Interest Brings VirnetX Award Total to $595.9 Million" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "macOS Mojave: The MacStories Review" MacStories 10:49 AM
  • "How To Clean Install macOS Mojave 10.14 On Mac [Guide] Redmond Pie 9:45 AM
  • "How to prepare your Mac for macOS Mojave" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "How to back up your Mac" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "The Top New Features of macOS Mojave" MacMost 7:27 AM
  • "Send Photos from iPhone to Mac: Camera Continuity in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave" TekRevue 10:41 AM
  • "How to Use Only a Dark Menu Bar and Dock in macOS Mojave" TekRevue 7:27 AM
  • "How to stop distracting Screenshot previews in macOS Mojave" Apple Must 7:27 AM
  • "How to Turn Off macOS Mojave Screenshot Preview Thumbnails" TekRevue 7:26 AM
  • "Use Safari Reader View to Print and Share Clean Copies of Web Articles" TekRevue 7:26 AM
  • "How to customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Word and Excel on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works" Mashable 10:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Award-winning iOS game Alto's Adventure now available on the Mac" 9to5Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft brings OneDrive Files On-Demand to the Mac" The Verge 9:44 AM
  • "macOS Mojave Is Here – Get Up to Speed with Two Great New Take Control Books" Kirkville 8:55 AM
  • "Finer Focus brings an Even Better Dark Mode to macOS Mojave" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Popular Mac Scripting Web Community Changes Hands" prMac 8:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Analyst: iPhone XS Max sold out over weekend, XS orders 'very weak'" Apple 3.0 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max sales are 'weak' says historically bearish Apple analyst" AppleInsider 9:11 AM
  • "Kuo: iPhone XS Max Significantly Outselling iPhone XS, 256GB Most Popular, 512GB Subject to Serious Shortage" MacRumors 9:42 AM
  • "Sex, violence, drugs get the axe in Apple's upcoming original content" Ars Technica 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Seeks Content Without Excessive Sex, Violence or Profanity: Report" Investopedia 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook peppers Twitter with shared photos shot on iPhone XS" AppleInsider 9:42 AM
  • "Australia's second modernized Apple store opening in Robina on September 29th" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Apple preparing itself in case new UK headquarters development is delayed" The Apple Post 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ex-Google CEO: An internet with Chinese rules is coming your way" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Google criticized for Chrome change that logs users in without telling them" The Verge 9:44 AM
  • "Google is quietly logging users into Chrome, but it's not all bad: Google's quiet addition brings up all sorts of suspicions." Engadget 8:56 AM
  • "Roku's new $40 Premiere is the cheapest 4K streaming player you can buy" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Roku will soon let you control its devices and Roku TVs with Google Assistant" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "How Bad Maps Are Ruining American Broadband: ISPs are painting over US broadband problems, and the FCC is letting it happen" ["Worse, the FCC's methodology declares an entire ZIP code as 'served' with broadband if just one home in an entire census block has it. As a result, the government routinely declares countless markets connected and competitive when reality tells a very different story."]  The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "The New YubiKey Will Help Kill the Password" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:43 AM
  • "Sirius XM agrees to pay $3.5 billion in stock for Pandora to create the world's largest audio-entertainment company" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Sirius to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Online Radio Deal" Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "SiriusXM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Hodinkee Radio Episode 12: Apple And The Future Of Watchmaking" Hodinkee 11:05 AM
  • "iPhone XS networking performance gets a big boost: The A12 chip is lightning fast, but you'll really feel the speeds in uploads and downloads."  Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max users are reporting poor cell and Wi-Fi reception" The Verge 10:07 AM
  • "Storage is cheaper than ever, but iPhone customers don't benefit" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone Storage is 'Absolutely the Most Profitable iPhone Feature' says Analyst" MacRumors 8:31 AM
  • "Apple estimated to make $134 more profit per phone on 512 GB iPhone XS compared to base model" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max destroys Galaxy Note 9 in first real-life speed test" BGR 8:56 AM
  • "Some iPhone Users Are Saying Colors Look 'Off' After Upgrading to iOS 12" Gizmodo 9:54 AM
  • "Some iPhone X users Reporting Display Color and Contrast Issues in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 9:08 AM
  • "10 Most Annoying iOS 12 Features and How to Fix Them" iPhone Hacks 9:33 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM

  • "The 10-point Apple Watch Series 4 review: Finally a worthwhile upgrade" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 review: So good it'll make your heart race" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS review/iPhone SX Max review: This is no boring 'S' upgrade" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "The 10-point iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Modest steps forward" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "SquareTrade iPhone Xs & Xs Max Breakability" YouTube 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown" iFixit 7:47 AM
  • "You've shelled out big money for that MacBook Pro, so add Macally's inexpensive shell case for protection" Apple World Today 9:50 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "TGS 2018: Hands-On with 'Vulcan 3055', a Stylish 2D Action Game" Touch Arcade 10:49 AM
  • "How to Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication?" macReports 9:45 AM
  • "How to stop using the public beta of iOS, macOS and tvOS" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "The new Apple Watch will call emergency services if you slip and fall. Here's how to turn it on" CNBC 8:42 AM
  • "How to set up your Apple Watch Series 4 with an iPhone" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Shortcuts can now activate video recording on your iPhone during a traffic stop" Cult of Mac 11:04 AM
  • "iOS keyboard cursor now works on all devices running iOS 12" The Verge 11:03 AM
  • "How to use Apple Pencil in 8 tips" Apple Must 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie is practically useless: It's a great idea, but the implementation is just plain awful."  ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "Are Apple products such as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max too expensive?" Apple World Today 8:52 AM
  • "Tim Cook reportedly shot down Apple's Dr Dre drama after objecting to an orgy scene and cocaine use" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "It sounds like Apple's original content is going to be really, really bad" Kirkville 8:51 AM
  • "It sounds like Apple's original content is going to be really, really bad" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Wear OS badly needs to catch up with the Apple Watch's health features" Android Central 8:42 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which should you buy?" Android Central 8:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 24: Kelly Guimont, Games, FileMaker 17, and iCloud" The MUG Center 9:08 AM
  • "Te-Rich Wireless Qi Charger: Affordable, ultra slim and beautifully designed" The Apple Post 8:55 AM
  • "Unbelievable! An App That Helps You With Problems You Face In Your Life" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Little Caesars® Pizza Portal™ Pickup And Its Mobile App Now Available Nationwide*, Transforming The Way Customers Get Pizza" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
  • "Belkin's Boostup wireless dock can charge three Apple devices at once" The Verge 8:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Unveils New Digital Strategy For Businesses: 'Tech Intensity'" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "What Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google believe about themselves can explain a lot" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft security announcements seek to shake up the cloudscape" MarketWatch 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Threat Protection Service Gives Security Overview for Orgs" Bleeping Computer 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft is kicking off Ignite 2018 with its Vision Keynote, watch it here" OnMSFT 8:55 AM
  • "Watch the Microsoft Ignite 2018 keynote with Satya Nadella right here" Windows Central 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft makes its case that Azure and Microsoft 365 are the safest spaces in the cloud" GeekWire 8:59 AM
  • "Talking Gloves and Tactile Windows Provide Help for the Disabled" Voice of America 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft putting AI in everything it does" Axios 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft leapfrogs Amazon with a special-purpose A.I. box for cloud customers" CNBC 8:58 AM
  • "How IBM wants to use Watson AI to reduce bias in hiring" TechRepublic 8:35 AM
  • "IBM study: 82% of enterprises are considering AI" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "FIS and IBM Top 15th Annual IDC FinTech Rankings Top 100 and Enterprise 25" IDC 8:34 AM
  • "HP reports 'extreme' channel interest in DaaS" CRN UK 8:32 AM
  • "Tech Data offers complete range HP Pavilion consumer PCs" Channel Info 8:32 AM
  • "Dell G7 15 7588 review: Budget gaming laptop with impressive performance" Windows Central 8:30 AM
  • "Dell is exploring a traditional IPO following investor pushback" SiliconRepublic 8:29 AM
  • "Dell Is Reportedly Reconsidering an IPO Following Hedge Fund Pushback" Fortune 8:28 AM
  • "Dell to interview banks for IPO instead of acquisition" Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "Intel takes aim at 5G infrastructure with latest silicon photonics technology" FierceWireless 8:25 AM
  • "Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with New Silicon Photonics Transceivers" CDR Info 8:25 AM
  • "Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Silicon Photonics Transceivers" Softpedia 8:24 AM
  • "World War 3 Official PC System Requirements" Guru3D 8:23 AM
  • "AMD updates OCAT with frame-time visualization and VR HMD tools" The Tech Report 8:19 AM
  • "RUMOR: AMD Radeon Polaris 30 GPU Based On 12nm FinFET Node Gearing Up For Launch" WCCFTech 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPUs To Power 1/3 PCs Sold By HP By 2019" SegmentNext 8:19 AM
  • "Mobile-first workforce to drive SaaS Cloud growth in India, says Oracle India exec" Financial Express 8:15 AM
  • "Cisco: We've killed another critical hard-coded root password bug, patch urgently" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco Removes Default Password From Video Surveillance Manager" SecurityWeek 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco video surveillance kit has hard-coded password" iTNews Australia 8:13 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's why Apple's volume spiked on Friday" Apple 3.0 9:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow futures imply slight retreat from record as new tariffs take effect: Dow is coming off biggest weekly gain since July" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks Slide on Trade Worries, Oil Prices Jump: Stocks fall on Monday, while oil prices surge to a four-month high." TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks flat as new US-China tariffs go into effect" FOXBusiness 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks Drop as Hopes for a Trade Truce Fade" [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Hong Kong stocks under pressure as trade jitters resurface; holidays keep rest of Asia quiet: Several Asian markets closed for holidays" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Deal news lifts Sky, Randgold, but trade worries weigh on Europe's stock index: Pound climbs on Brexit developments" MarketWatch 8:58 AM

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