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Monday Highlights: Apple buys Asaii, a firm specializing in music analytics and finding the next big artist; Jonny Evans breaks down the list of Apple acquisitions since repatriating cash to the US; Apple calls Australian encryption laws "dangerous"; analytics, app trials among issues causing developers to leave Mac App Store; Apple Gazette feature helps you make your Mac night-friendly; AppleInsider article looks at the John Sculley era at Apple; surgeons monitoring patients recovering from hip and knee replacements via Apple Watch; and Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches for eating disorder study; Palm is back! And very small!; VoiceOver iOS vulnerability found; Macworld has a look at using game console controllers to play games on Mac.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple acquires music analytics firm that claims it can 'find the next Justin Bieber'"  The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "Asaii, the music analytics company, acquired by Apple" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Apple goes shopping: Apple has taken some of its repatriated cash assets and done what anybody does when they receive a windfall – it has gone shopping!"  Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "Apple says 'dangerous' Australian encryption laws put 'everyone at risk': 'It would be wrong to weaken security for millions of law-abiding customers in order to investigate the very few who pose a threat,' the tech giant said." CNET 8:01 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mac App Store continues to bleed developers over analytics and trials"  VentureBeat 10:39 AM
  • "Adobe's next canvas is augmented reality" Axios 7:35 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Photo browser utilities for the Mac: Quickly sort through a photo shoot" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Beyond Dark Mode: Making a Night-Friendly Mac" Apple Gazette 10:39 AM
  • "macOS Mojave: For app permissions, what's the difference between Accessibility and Full Disk Access? Mojave offers new controls to prevent apps from gaining unwanted access." Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "How to use split screen on Mac" Apple Must 10:19 AM
Op/Ed
  • "What Is Missing In macOS Mojave?" MacMost 9:01 AM
  • "First look: Adobe's new illustration style comes alive in Creative Cloud" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "One Knob ERA Voice Leveler Plugin by Accusonus" fcp.co 8:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Looking back at John Sculley's rise as Apple's CEO, and fall on October 15, 1993" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Apple hopes the Apple Watch can help patients recover faster from knee and hip replacements" CNBC 10:30 AM
  • "Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients" Reuters 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Teams Up With Zimmer Biomet for Clinical Study on Joint Replacement" MacRumors 11:27 AM
  • "Apple to Donate 1,000 Apple Watches to Eating Disorder Study" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Apple donates 1,000 watches for eating disorder study" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Game Developers Discuss How Apple Could Improve Gaming on Apple TV" MacRumors 10:30 AM
  • "Here's why people are questioning the story that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was captured on tape by his Apple Watch" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Police told not to look at iPhones with the Face ID feature" GearBrain 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sony working on a fix for bug that's crashing PlayStation 4 consoles" ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's market" Reuters 10:27 AM
  • "Pixel Buds translation feature comes to all Google Assistant headphones" The Verge 10:33 AM
  • "Google to device makers: You do you, and I'll do me" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Palm is back (sort of), and it built a tiny smartphone sidekick" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Palm returns as an 'ultra-mobile' smartphone" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Palm's crazy comeback rides on a phone that isn't a phone: One of the oldest names in the mobile industry just got a massive reboot." CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Sen. Ben Sasse says the digital revolution is 'undermining' our sense of local community" [Video] CBS News 7:42 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Bryan Chaffin Discusses Privacy, Security, Siri, and Who To Trust" MacVoices 2:48 PM
  • "Photoshop CC for iPad, Third-party Apple Watch Faces -TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-15" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "APFS Corruption, Wi-Fi Numbering, and Backups – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 731" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "Cult of Mac Magazine: It killed me to return my iPhone XS Max!" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple VoiceOver iOS vulnerability permits hacker access to user photos: The bug can be exploited to gain access to photos stored on a user's device."  ZDNet 10:38 AM
  • "Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "iPhone XS more water resistant than iPhone X, but analyst expects 2019 version to remain IP68" 9to5Mac 11:28 AM
  • "iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "iPhone Upgrade Program users can start process of getting iPhone XR today" Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
  • "iPhone XR: iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals start today at noon PDT" Macworld 11:58 AM
  • "Small number of Pioneer AV receivers have issues with Apple TV Dolby Atmos support" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM

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Reviews
  • "The best console controllers for playing games on a Mac: It's a lot easier to play Mac games with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller than you might think." Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "The new Palm is a tiny phone to keep you away from your phone" The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "Palm (2018) hands-on review: The all-new Palm wants to be many things, but it's really just a tiny smartphone" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "1More Triple Driver Over-Ear headphone review: A great value in personal audio" TechHive 7:35 AM
  • "If you're really serious about online security, check out eBlocker 2" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Photoshop for iPad hands-on: an exclusive look" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Overcast and Apple's Podcasts Make the Apple Watch a Decent Podcast Player" TidBITS 10:38 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Jailbreak iOS 11 - 11.3.1 (11.4 Beta 3) With Unc0ver Jailbreak" iPhone Hacks 11:44 AM
  • "How to Hide Your App Folder Names in iOS" Lifehacker 10:38 AM
  • "How to subscribe to calendars on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "Apple debuts a pair of new Apple Watch 'how to' videos" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "How to check what information Facebook hackers accessed in your account" Associated Press 7:42 AM
Tips
  • "Creating Shortcuts with Invisible Names for the iOS Home Screen and Widget" MacStories 11:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "How I use my iPhone X to enhance my daily life [I'd be lost without it]." PalmAddict 2:31 PM
  • "The State of Gaming on the Apple TV"  MacStories 10:39 AM
  • "Photoshop CC heads for the iPad" Six Colors 10:38 AM
  • "eXtensions -Travels with Cameras, a Mac and an iPhone (6): Walks in the Country; Apple Watch 4; a Delayed Flight Home" eXtensions 10:27 AM
  • "Apple May Have 'One More Thing...' To Announce Before Year's End" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "The Case for a HomePod with a Screen/Amazon and Google have set up a new category: smart home speakers complete with screens. Is the market ready for Apple to stroll in and raise the bar?" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "Apple buys Asaii for real music intelligence" Apple Must 8:04 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL vs iPhone XS Max: Which should you buy?" Android Central 8:00 AM
  • "Khashoggi murder recorded by Apple Watch, says unlikely claim" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The New Palm Is a Tiny Phone to Keep You Away From Your Phone" Daring Fireball 11:58 AM
  • "Google, grow up: Drop the Apple-like arrogance or Chrome OS will fail"  ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL Review: Third time's a charm [Video] 9to5Google 11:58 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Review: Killer Camera, Android Refined" HotHardware 11:42 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 review: improving on incredible" Charged 11:27 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules" PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware" Ars Technica 11:27 AM
  • "Pixel 3 review: The 10 most surprising things about Google's new Pixels" BGR 11:27 AM
  • "Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Google's hardware takes a backseat to software" Engadget 11:26 AM
  • "Review: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "A Google Pixel 3 Review In The Age Of Incremental Updates And Unrelenting Trauma" BuzzFeed News 11:26 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: Android's finest" Mashable 11:26 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 review: Fewer features make incredible phones" Android Central 11:26 AM
  • "Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Come for the camera, stay for everything else" Android Police 11:26 AM
  • "Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here's one way it could change that." Recode 8:19 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 15: Burt Monroy, Allison Sheridan, Apple Pay, Mojave, and iOS 12" The MUG Center 11:22 AM
  • "Check Out the Apple Watch Faces Steve Troughton-Smith Designed" The Mac Observer 11:03 AM
  • "Typekit is now Adobe Fonts and part of all Creative Cloud plans" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Adobe is finally building Photoshop for the iPad Pro — but its biggest announcement might be a new app for painters and illustrators" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to the iPadĀ " TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Adobe brings full Photoshop to iPad" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Premiere Pro 13, Dimension 2.0, and everything else Adobe announced at Max - VentureBeat" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018: Major Updates to Flagship Apps, Launch of Premiere Rush CC for Social Video and Previews of Photoshop CC and Project Gemini on iPad Accelerate Creative Cloud Innovation and Value" Business Wire 8:11 AM
  • "Truphone, an eSIM mobile carrier that works with Apple, raises another $71M, now valued at $507M" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface to die in 2019? Not while Redmond keeps making it, er, blush" The Register 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft employees speak out against US government's JEDI Project" Computing 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network With the Aim to Protect Linux and Open Source" InfoQ 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases KB4468550, KB4468304 to Fix Windows 10 Version 1809 Bugs" Softpedia 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft issues fix for HP devices suffering BSOD with Windows 10" Neowin 9:34 AM
  • "IBM brings artificial intelligence to the heart of cybersecurity strategies: IBM hopes to bring AI, data, and cybersecurity vendors together to tackle ongoing and new threats through the launch of a new open platform." ZDNet 2:29 PM
  • "IBM takes cybersecurity on the road with rolling command center for training, response" TechRepublic 9:38 AM
  • "IBM 3rd Quarter Earnings: What to Expect" Nasdaq 9:38 AM
  • "IBM's Blockchain Patents: From Food-Tracking and Shipping to IoT and Security Solutions" Cointelegraph 9:37 AM
  • "IBM Multicloud Manager aims to simplify working across multiple cloud environments" IT PRO (UK) 9:37 AM
  • "HP boosts its ZBooks with Intel Core i9 processors" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "HP targets Z by HP laptops and services at creative professionals" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Blasts 'Scare Tactics' From Dell in $21.7 Billion Tracker Stock Deal" TheStreet 9:31 AM
  • "Carl Icahn boosts stake in Dell IPO standoff" Reuters 9:30 AM
  • "Dell's Latest UltraSharp Is World's First QHD 49 Inch Ultra-Wide Monitor" UberGizmo 9:31 AM
  • "Dell unveils the first 49-inch ultra-wide monitor with QHD resolution" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-9600K overclocking benchmarks leak, achieves 5.2GHz using air cooler" TechRadar UK 9:26 AM
  • "Intel Ireland to run new artificial intelligence incubator programme" Irish Times 9:24 AM
  • "Arm brings Intel, Arduino, myDevices into the Pelion IoT platform ecosystem" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Rolls-Royce partners with Intel to bring autonomy to ships" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "Intel 9th Gen Processor Exclusive Interview: Company Talks AMD, Cores And Soldered Heatspreaders" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Corrected Intel Benchmarks Are Much More Favorable to AMD" ExtremeTech 9:16 AM
  • "Benchmark re-do shows Intel's i9-9900K is just 12 per cent faster than AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X" The Inquirer 9:15 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X price drop steals thunder from Intel's Core i9-9900K launch" TechRadar UK 9:16 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPUs Still Support FMA4 Instruction Set, Sort Of!" SegmentNext 9:15 AM
  • "Alshaya Partners With Oracle Cloud to Accelerate Growth and Expansion" Al Bawaba 9:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman warns Apple's earnings could fall short this year on 'rapidly slowing' demand in China"  CNBC 10:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow flips between gains and losses as stocks attempt to bounce back from rout: Bank of America earnings beat expectations" MarketWatch 2:26 PM
  • "Dow Moves Higher After Wall Street's Sharp Tumble Last Week: Stocks are mixed in choppy trading on Monday, following last week's sharp losses on Wall Street." TheStreet 2:26 PM
  • "Investors Retreat From Growth, Momentum Stocks: Fast-rising bond yields and continuing trade fears spur investors to trim riskier stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:25 PM
  • "Asian markets resume their fall, with Tech Stocks leading the way - MarketWatch" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Europe markets struggle as global stocks teeter: German stocks a bright spot; major oil companies rise" MarketWatch 8:39 AM

 
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