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Wednesday Highlights: Barron's tackles Apple Arcade and "Apple's quest to own entertainment"; Apple further engages EU in court over back taxes in Ireland; class action allowed to proceed against Apple in which customers accuse company of using inferior refurb replacements when fulfilling AppleCare claims; Macworld reviews Parallels Desktop 15 for macOS; has Apple produced a Truman Show (not for Apple TV)?; Reuters spoke with Apple's Lisa Jackson on company use and recycling of rare earth elements for parts in iPhone; Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are in and there are lots of 'em down in our Reviews section including from John Gruber, TechCrunch, Hodinkee, Dieter Bohn; DxOMark announces new camera protocol scores for Wide and Night modes on smartphones.

  • "Apple Fires Up Apple Arcade, the Tech Giant's Subscription Gaming Service: Apple officially launches its Arcade online gaming service that will allow subscribers to play more than 100 games curated by the tech giant for $4.99 a month."  TheStreet 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Can't Win Its $14 Billion European Tax Battle: Even if the tech giant wins its court appeals, it will have to pay the money—and more—to Washington" [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's Brand in China Takes a Hit From Backlash Against Trump"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's reputation is tanking with patriotic Chinese consumers thanks to Trump's trade war" Business Insider 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft's new font for devs is very aesthetically pleasing (and free)" The Next Web 7:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not much" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Bob Iger: Disney might have merged with Apple if Steve Jobs were alive" Engadget 7:37 AM
  • "Amazon's Plan to Leapfrog Apple, Spotify in Music Streaming Race" Investopedia 7:39 AM
  • "Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ show 'could save lives,' says Britain's Prince Harry" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei takes on Apple's new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range" Reuters 8:02 AM
  • "Huawei announces flagship Mate 30 Pro under cloud of Google uncertainty" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "Fine Wine: An Interview With Codeweavers About Valve, Windows And The Future Of Gaming On Linux" ["You may know Codeweavers best for its CrossOver products; the company's core focus is making it easier for Windows developers to port their software to Mac and Linux and for end-users to run them."] Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "An Exclusive Look Inside Apple's A13 Bionic Chip: Here's how the chip in each new iPhone works, and what it tells us about the future of mobile technology."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro may have extra 2GB of RAM devoted to the camera" AppleInsider 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Advances one of their Video Headset inventions that finally addresses the Prescription Lenses issue" Patently Apple 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Reveals a Mixed Reality Headset that uses a Direct Retinal Projector System with Holographic Lenses" Patently Apple 7:46 AM
  • "Holographic elements could give Apple AR headset an immersive experience" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints that 'Apple Glasses' will need an iPhone to operate" Apple World Today 8:08 AM
  • "Apple looks into a method for simultaneously streaming different versions of a movie or TV show" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "T-Mobile will give Apple Card owners higher in-store cashback: Its exclusive Apple Card deal will get you three percent instead of two." Engadget 8:07 AM

  • "iPhone 11 Pro Camera Review: China" Austin Mann 7:09 AM
  • "Hands on with iPhone 11 Night Mode: iPhone users have been waiting anxiously for better photos in dark settings. iOS 13"s Night Mode seems to have been worth the wait." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 vs Fitbit Versa 2: Even a two-year-old Apple Watch is hard to beat" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "RCA MM36100 – Amazing 'Under the Radar' Consumer CRT Display" Low End Mac 7:45 AM
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  • "That 'I'm Already Paying for It' Feeling: Apple Arcade nails something beyond the obvious" 500ish Words 7:45 AM
  • "iOS 13 review: The iPhone goes dark/And the iPad breaks free." Mashable 7:18 AM
  • "iOS 13: 3 new photography features to make your photos more Insta-worthy" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "iOS 13 vs. Android 10: Which is more secure? Apple maintains its iron grip on security, but Google is gaining ground." CNET 7:10 AM
  • "How to use the new iPadOS multitasking features" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "How to delete apps on iOS 13 for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "iOS 13: The first 6 things to do after you upgrade/There are lots of great new things to try. Start with these!" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "iOS 13 resource hub: FAQs, tips, guides, and more" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "The day Steve Jobs told Bob Iger he was dying" Apple 3.0 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Gallery: All of the new Apple Watch faces" CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Edison Mail launches dark mode in preparation for iOS 13" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "The Apple TV+ streaming service may be arriving in the nick of time" Apple World Today 7:14 AM
  • "PDFpen 5.0 on iOS 13 Features Dark Mode and Paper Styles" prMac 7:11 AM
  • "Call of Duty: Mobile will blast its way onto iOS on October 1" Cult of Mac 7:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban" BBC 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft announces increase in quarterly dividend, authorizes $40 billion in share buybacks" Neowin 6:47 AM
  • "Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist: A wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog Microsoft Surface owners. Is Microsoft doing enough to help?" Computerworld 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Security Warning As Microsoft Confirms Update Breaks Windows Defender" Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft resolves bug that caused Windows Defender antivirus scans to fail after a few seconds: Windows Defender 'Quick' and 'Full' scans failed, leading to numerous complaints" Computing 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: Cyberattacks now the top risk, say businesses/Business leaders have grown more nervous about cyberattacks over the past two years." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're bringing high-speed broadband to 9 million in US notspots/Microsoft contributes its 'TV white space' tech to the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) II broadband program" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 32-core CPU is more bad news for Intel: You want more performance? AMD will give you more performance. A lot more." ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "AMD announces the 64-core Epyc 7H12 processor" Hexus 7:09 AM
  • "Intel falls hopelessly short of the latest 32 core AMD Threadripper 3000 processor to hit Geekbench" Notebook Check 7:09 AM
  • "AMD's Threadripper 3000 Chips Could Demolish Intel's Best" MegaGames 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900X processor spotted in Geekbench" Hexus 7:10 AM
  • "Intel HEDT Cascade Lake-X Procs Have 10-core or more cores - Core i9 10900X Geekbenched" Guru3D 7:11 AM
  • "Oracle's 'Pragmatic' Approach To AI In Business Transactions" Forbes 7:13 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "China Phone Maker Prices IPO at Sky-High Multiple, Way Above Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock-index futures drift higher as Wall Street weighs Fed's monetary policy path" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "Stock Futures: Check Premarket Prices For Dow Futures, S&P 500 Futures, Nasdaq Futures" Investor's Business Daily 7:26 AM
  • "Stocks point lower after Fed rate cut" FOXBusiness 7:27 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set to Open Little Changed After Fed Rate Cut: Oil prices climb; global stocks rise" [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged: Nikkei up, Hang Seng down as all eyes on central banks" MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "Swiss National Bank leaves base rate unchanged while cutting growth and inflation view" MarketWatch 7:28 AM

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