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Agree or disagree with Forbes' Ewan Spence that Apple made a big mistake in cancelling the iPhone SE. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

  • "Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban"  Reuters 6:37 AM
  • "Apple Will Tweak Chinese iPhones to Comply With Qualcomm Ruling" Bloomberg 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Resolve China iPhone Ban With a Software Update: As far as Qualcomm is concerned, most iPhone models are now banned in China. However, Apple believes it can overcome the ban simply by releasing a software update early next week for the affected smartphones." PC Magazine 6:37 AM
  • "Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban" The Verge 6:40 AM
  • "Apple seeks to resolve China iPhone ban with software update" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Says China iPhone Ban Would Force Settlement With Qualcomm" Bloomberg 6:43 AM
  • "Apple seeks to offset Chinese iPhone ban in Qualcomm row: Talks underway with exempt supplier Pegatron to boost production" Nikkei 6:39 AM
  • "Judge Koh rejects Qualcomm's bid to introduce new evidence related to Intel's success with Apple, Qualcomm's new 5G agreements" Foss Patents 7:02 AM
  • "Brave browser switches to Chromium code base for faster performance" The Next Web 7:17 AM
  • "How to Disable Transparency Effects in macOS Mojave" MacRumors 7:01 AM
  • "How to create and modify a Smart Folder in macOS Mojave" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
  • "How to view full email headers in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "String Replacer 1.6 the macOS tool to find and replace strings on multiple files in batch mode" Ecleti 8:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's New Job Push Reflects Shifting Strategy and Changing Identity: Adding staff in Culver City, Seattle and San Diego supports move into services and pricier hardware" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations" Associated Press 7:04 AM
  • "What Apple's new job additions tell us about its product plans: Apple announced this week that it would be expanding its presence in a number of U.S. cities, and Dan Moren's reading the tea leaves to see what that means about its business."  Macworld 6:41 AM
  • "Apple is dropping the 'Connect' social feature from Apple Music, 1 year after buying Shazam" Business Insider 7:17 AM
  • "One of Australia's biggest banks changes mind on Apple Pay" Cult of Mac 6:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'123456' and 'Password' Remain Worst Passwords of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users' unposted photos to apps" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Facebook Portal adds games and web browser amidst mediocre Amazon reviews" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Google's Algorithm Isn't Biased, It's Just Not Human" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Protesters Are Slowly Winning Electronics Right-to-Repair Battles in Europe" Motherboard 7:01 AM
  • "Logitech app security flaw allowed keystroke injection attacks" ZDNet 6:37 AM
  • "Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo cuts first quarter iPhone sales estimates by 20%, says iPhone XR demand is low"  9to5Mac 6:43 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Says iPhone XR Demand Has Been Lower Than Expected, Slashes Shipment Estimates" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Top Apple analyst predicts shrinking iPhone sales in 2019" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Struggling iPhone display maker looking for other ways to make money" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "Architects and the New iPadPro: Should You Buy One?" ArchDaily 7:51 AM
  • "Leave the laptop at home, the iPad Pro is the travel buddy to take on vacay" Digital Trends 7:01 AM
  • "Audio-Technica Solid Bass wireless in-ear headphones review: Audio issues and other frustrations abound with these disappointing earphones." Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Jaybird X4 wireless sports earphones review: Great sound, excellent durability, and a number of smart features make the X4 a smart buy." Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "V-Moda Forza Metallo wireless earphones review: These stylish earphones make some genres of music shine. Others? Not so much." Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Sennheiser CX 7.00BT in-ear wireless earbuds review: These earphones from one of the most respected names in audio come up lacking." Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Aukey EP-B40 Latitude wireless earbuds review: These Bluetooth earphones show that 'inexpensive' doesn't have to mean 'cheap.'" Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Shure SE535-V+BT1 Bluetooth earphones review: You'll be hard-pressed to find a better sounding or more adaptable pair of Bluetooth earphones." Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad" AppleInsider 6:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S: We test the oldest iPhone able to run Apple's newest OS." CNET 7:06 AM
  • "The Microsoft Comes Around: Just as Apple fades into low-growth, high-profits..." 500ish Words 7:02 AM
  • "Why The Supreme Court's Internet Sales Tax Decision Will Hurt e-Commerce Startups" Forbes 7:07 AM
  • "A Year Without Net Neutrality: No Big Changes (Yet)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 AM
  • "Why we can't stop debating whether Facebook sells data" The Verge 6:40 AM
  • "Google's China Conundrum: Breaking Down Project Dragonfly" PC Magazine 6:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The W5 Stand is a great stocking stuffer for Apple Watch owners" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Update 1.3.0 Is Now Available Adding an Advanced Dragon Trial, A Tenfold Summon Voucher, And More" Touch Arcade 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Music web player now available through unofficial website" 9to5Mac 6:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft may pitch Windows 10 subscriptions at consumers: The move would echo the Microsoft 365 plans now aimed at enterprise users and would further the company's effort to push subscriptions." Computerworld 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft wants AI to predict if your Windows PCs will get malware: Microsoft wants new models to predict when Windows machines need extra protection from malware." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft researchers beat Tencent and Intel in autonomous greenhouse competition" VentureBeat 6:49 AM
  • "IBM protects your cloud container data running under Kubernetes with encryption: Protecting your live data on the cloud is a real worry. IBM suggests, 'Why not encrypt iit?" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Dell tops the charts in server market in Q3" Channelnomics 8:04 AM
  • "Dell brings innovative consumer PCs for power seeking, content-loving users" The Nation, Thailand 8:05 AM
  • "Dell EMC, VMware join 5Groningen project" Telecompaper 8:05 AM
  • "Dell EMC gears up channel partners with 'India Partner Summit' in Lisbon" ChannelWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Intel and ESL announce $100m esports investment" GamesIndustry 8:01 AM
  • "Intel, ESL extend global esports partnership" TVBEurope 8:01 AM
  • "Intel May Announce Its First Ever GPU in CES 2019" Business Times 8:00 AM
  • "New Intel Architectures and Technologies Target Expanded Market Opportunities" IT News Online 8:01 AM
  • "AMD Launches Radeon Adrenaline 2019 Drivers" ExtremeTech 8:02 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Auto Overclocking Tested" WCCFTech 8:02 AM
  • "AMD releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition" bit-tech 8:02 AM
  • "AMD Picasso Mobile APU Lineup Leaked With Geekbench Results" SegmentNext 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle's 'Open' Approach To Cloud-Native Software" Forbes 7:08 AM
  • "Slower IT spending could reveal Cisco's 'imperfections,' analyst says" CNBC 7:47 AM
  • "Cyberwarfare requires a moral revolution - Video" ZDNet 6:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Is Heading Towards $150 And It Is Good For Investors"  Seeking Alpha 8:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow futures drop over 200 points as weak China data sets off alarm bells: Hong Kong stocks drop over 2%" MarketWatch 8:11 AM
  • "Stock futures sink on global growth concerns" FOXBusiness 8:10 AM
  • "Stocks Falter as Chinese Economy Feels Trade Pressure: Futures point to opening losses for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials" [Paid Membership Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Asia stocks take a hit from slowing economic following 2 days of gains" MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "Italy stocks stand out in Europe, where ECB grabs the spotlight: GAM slumps in Switzerland after scrapping dividend" MarketWatch 8:10 AM

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