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Tuesday Highlights: In just over 5 weeks Apple lost $190 billion, an amount that took almost 30 years to obtain; more Apple suppliers cut iPhone forecasts, prompting Goldman Sachs to cut estimates over worry iPhone demand "deteriorating"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; meanwhile, Kirk McElhearn explores Apple's change from hardware to services and media company; Jon Ogg wonders if Tim Cook no longer in control of Apple narrative; Google's Squoosh image converter works in any browser; Agence France-Presse delves into uncertain future of smartphones thanks to saturated markets; you aren't alone if your Apple ID account was mysteriously locked and requiring a password reset; T2 chip confirmed to block certain 3rd-party repairs, also a major problem for Hackintoshes.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple took nearly 30 years to hit a value of $190 billion. It lost that much in little more than 5 weeks"  Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Has a Plan B as iPhone Demand Peaks; Many Suppliers Don't"  Bloomberg 7:33 AM
  • "Has Tim Cook Lost Control of the Narrative on Apple?"  24/7 Wall St. 10:06 AM
  • "Apple products are pricier than ever. Why that's bad news for its future."  Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "iPhone Slump Is Rumbling Through Tech: Prospect of weak demand reverberates across Apple's supply chain"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street" BBC 7:38 AM
  • "Another Big Apple Supplier Casts Doubt on iPhone Sales" Barron's 10:34 AM
  • "Apple products are pricier than ever. Why that's bad news for its future."  Mashable 7:52 AM
  • "How Apple Is Changing from a Hardware Company to a Services and Media Company" Intego 8:06 AM
OS X
News
  • "This Guy Is Suing Adobe for a Bug That Deleted Years of His Work: Freelancer Dave Cooper alleges a bug in Premiere Pro wiped out an unaccountable amount of video and photography work." Motherboard 8:04 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Meet Squoosh, Google's powerful new image converter that works in any browser" BGR 9:01 AM
  • "Which backup method should you use for making constant archives of your data? Not all automatic backup methods use the same frequency." Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "How to Get 'Save As' Shortcut in MacOS Mojave" OS X Daily 2:20 PM
  • "How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper in macOS Mojave" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "macOS: How to Resolve Permissions Problems after a Mac Migration" The Mac Observer 7:19 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Excel Software announced QuickLicense Server 2.0 for macOS and Windows." Excel Software 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future" ["Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales have flattened with most major markets largely saturated."]  AFP 8:23 AM
  • "iPhone XR shipments to reach 70 million units during new product lifecycle, says report" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "Apple names The Orchard, Kontor and CD Baby 'Preferred Plus' music distributors as part of new program" Music Business Worldwide 10:30 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive designed a diamond ring that's literally all diamond" The Next Web 2:20 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: 'I do not believe in auto driving cars' — it's not possible yet" CNBC 1:24 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Project Fi's 'enhanced network' adds free cellular VPN, enables mobile data on poor Wi-Fi" 9to5Google 11:45 AM
  • "Facebook didn't check how phone makers handled the user data it shared: A government-approved analyst discovered Facebook's lack of oversight back in 2013." Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "There's more evidence Facebook can make you feel lonely" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Google Internet Traffic Wasn't Hijacked, But It Was Out of Control" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:34 AM
  • "One of Google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "How Google and Amazon Got Away With Not Being Regulated" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Dennis Sellers' First Weekend with the New iPad Pro" MacVoices 2:24 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 87 – Pick 2: Grocery and HomeRun" MacStories 8:07 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 265: Driving a Porsche without steering wheel" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts have been inexplicably locked, requiring password resets"  9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "Some users mysteriously locked out of Apple accounts" Cult of Mac 7:41 AM
  • "Sources say locked Apple ID accounts have nothing to do with a software bug" iDownload Blog 10:22 AM
  • "Apple's T2 chip will block some third-party repairs of new devices: If a certain diagnostic software isn't present, your machine could be bricked." Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "Apple confirms its T2 chip will block some third-party repairs" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Apple confirms T2 chip will block certain third-party repairs" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's T2 Security Chip Can Block Third-Party Mac Repairs" LAPTOP Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Apple to launch AirPods 2 this year, tech tipster claims" GearBrain 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Future FaceTime Calling Apple Watch System with Multiple Cameras to stabilize Video" Patently Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight seal when connected to the iPhone" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM

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  • "Steve Sande's hands-on review of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro" Apple World Today 8:09 AM
  • "11-inch 2018 iPad Pro versus 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro performance, head to head" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
  • "Does the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard turn the iPad Pro into a laptop? We try out Apple's idea of the future of personal computing" GearBrain 10:59 AM
  • "The New Mac Mini and Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone XR Review: I Didn't Want to Put It Down" TechnoBuffalo 1:19 PM
  • "iPhone XR review: All things bright and beautiful" Stuff Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "The iPhone XS Max is an absolutely gorgeous phone, but it proves that bigger isn't always better" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid-2018) review" TechRadar UK 10:30 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones review" The Gadgeteer 8:17 AM
  • "Review: Twelve South's chic new leather Journal is the MacBook of MacBook cases" iDownload Blog 2:21 PM
  • "Casetify Impact Case review: Cute and tough protection" iMore 8:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Browser Benchmarks: iPad Pro Gen 2 versus Gen 3" Bare Feats 2:12 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to check the condition of your Mac's battery" Computerworld 2:13 PM
  • "How to download your data stored by Apple" TechRepublic 1:19 PM
  • "You can build a Hackintosh for cheaper than a Mac mini, but it's so not the same: After pricing out Hackintosh components, we found you can get partially to a Mac mini, but you'll be missing out on a lot." ["Apple's custom T2 chip: This is the wildcard. Obviously, we can't configure the T2 chip in our Hackintosh build. There is some speculation that the T2 might wind up being the special sauce that kills Hackintosh builds."]  ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "How to Use Apple's Find My Friends App Like a Pro: This people-locating app is a big help for a family trying to keep track of one another." Popular Mechanics 10:31 AM
  • "How To Reduce Your Data Usage On iPhone" macReports 8:07 AM
  • "How to delete your Google Maps Location history" The Next Web 8:03 AM
Tips
  • "Choosing the Right MacBook For You" MacMost 9:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why creative pros can't rely on iPad Pro [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 11:44 AM
  • "Does Apple Really want you to keep your iPhones for longer?" Apple 3.0 10:34 AM
  • "´┐╝The Big iPad: Last week, I upgraded to the new Face ID-equipped iPad Pro, choosing the larger 12.9" screen this time around. Here are a few thoughts on the device. This isn't a review, and it's entirely about me." Matt Gemmell 9:07 AM
  • "14.9-inch iPad? The idea isn't as crazy as it might sound ..." 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "I downgraded from an iPhone X to an iPhone 8 — and I think I like the less expensive phone more" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "The New MacBook Air is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Surface Laptop (Premium)"  Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "What the Apple press missed in Monday's Lumentum story" Apple 3.0 8:06 AM
  • "This year's model: MacBooks sadly get better/The nerve of Apple putting out better products every year." Macworld 7:39 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why Your Data Backup Strategy Should Include ... Paper? Yes, we said it: Paper can be considered part of your data backup strategy for small files or data sets." ITPro 11:24 AM
  • "Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice" LAPTOP Magazine 10:30 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: The USB-C Conspiracy" iMore 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Moment Tele 58mm Lens: Better Pixel, iPhone optical zoom" Telegraph 11:23 AM
  • "Feelmoji: IngenioShare's Sympathetic Messaging Succinctly Narrates User Emotions" Business Wire 10:28 AM
  • "Spotify releases Apple Watch app with playlist and podcast controls" Mashable 9:58 AM
  • "14 iPad Pro apps that come alive with Apple Pencil" Creative Bloq 8:15 AM
  • "OWC Expands Line of Award-Winning Thunderbolt 3 Docks" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
  • "Tariff Trends SnapShot 118: Apple iPhone X Pricing on Launch - ResearchAndMarkets.com" Business Wire 8:11 AM
  • "Volkswagen drivers can unlock their cars with Siri" Mashable 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds 2.2, Third Party Content Easier to Find" The Mac Observer 9:55 AM
  • "Naim Mu-so and other speakers get AirPlay 2 support" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "New App Release for iOS - Breastfeeding Sticker Pack by Tit for Tot" tit for tot 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft breaks, then fixes Outlook Mail, Calendar in new fumble/After Microsoft's awful October, this time another slip-up hits Windows Phone users." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft re-releases Windows Server 2019: Microsoft is starting up again its rollout of its Windows 10 1809/Windows Server 2019 feature releases on November 13. Here's what is: and isn't: happening starting today." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 version 1809, promises quality changes: After a delay of more than five weeks, Microsoft has resumed the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The company also promised sweeping changes in the way it approaches quality issues, including better communication with customers." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Microsoft connection: Capria fund previously backed by Bill Gates gets $20M from Paul Allen's Vulcan" GeekWire 7:40 AM
  • "Intel Opens Graphics And Hardware Research Center In India With Over 1500 Employees" WCCFTech 8:38 AM
  • "Intel ramps us 5G modem efforts, likely trying to catch Qualcomm: 5G might actually be coming soon, lads!" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Intel's 5G chip will arrive six months earlier than expected: The XMM 8160 will arrive next year but won't appear in devices until 2020" TechSpot 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Releases Core i9 9980XE processor" Guru3D 8:37 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9980XE CPU reviewed: Harder, better, faster, solder" The Tech Report 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE review: Intel's new flagship HEDT CPU is the performance king" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz" AnandTech 8:38 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Supercharged, Many-Core Skylake-X" HotHardware 8:16 AM
  • "Intel extends depth-sensing capabilities of RealSense cameras: The new D435i RealSense camera includes a new inertial measurement unit (IMU), providing another data point for measuring depth." ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "HP takes on the iPad in the classroom with new Education Edition PCs and services: HP aims to transform the classroom - and perhaps slow down Apple's efforts to expand iPad usage in schools - with a range of new Education Edition PCs and an updated cloud-based education suite." ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dell taps banks to raise more cash for tracking stock offer - sources" Reuters 12:33 PM
  • "On Heels of IBM Deal, Red Hat Boosts Community Linux With Fedora 29" eWeek 7:55 AM
  • "Red Hat blends Kubernetes into Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14: OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud meets Kubernetes cloud container orchestration." ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "Cisco combines BroadCloud Calling with Webex Teams: In addition to the new cloud calling offering, Cisco on Tuesday announced a new communications tool for 'huddle spaces.'" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Cisco updates SD-WAN portfolio with new security features: Among the key updates, Cisco said it's integrating application-aware enterprise firewall, intrusion prevention, and URL filtering into Cisco SD-WAN devices." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Digital transformation spending to approach $2 trillion by 2022: Funds are pouring into digital transformation efforts as business leaders see the category as a long-term investment." ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "China says U.S. controls on semiconductor firm break WTO rules" Reuters 8:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs is sounding the alarm that demand for new iPhones could be 'deteriorating'" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs cuts Apple iPhone estimates on negative supplier outlook" CNBC 7:33 AM
  • "Are Estimates for Everything Too High? Apple Bad Day Hits Nerve" Bloomberg 7:33 AM
  • "Qorvo joins other Apple suppliers in cutting forecast" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's European suppliers got whacked on Monday, but it's a different story Tuesday" CNBC 7:34 AM
  • "Apple suppliers: hardcore pawns" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:02 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Foxconn Posts Third-Quarter Profit Jump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Foxconn posts rise in third-quarter profit, lagging estimates" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Is a Name You Can Still Own, Ancora's Sowerby Says" Bloomberg TV 10:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks attempt rebound as Home Depot, Boeing drag on Dow: Cheaper oil and a stronger dollar still key drivers for stock market" MarketWatch 12:31 PM
  • "Dow Fluctuates, Nasdaq Rises as Tech Shares Trade Higher: The Dow Jones Industrial Average moves in and out of positive territory on Tuesday. The Nasdaq rebounds from Monday's tech-led selloff." TheStreet 12:31 PM
  • "Tech companies, banks lead US stocks higher; Oil price falls" Associated Press 12:32 PM
  • "Stocks flat after Monday's plunge" FOXBusiness 12:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Attempt Rebound After Tech-Driven Selloff: Sliding oil prices weigh on energy shares; Apple rebounds" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:33 PM
  • "Nikkei tumbles, China's stock market finds strength following tech losses on Wall Street: Apple component suppliers hit hard" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks finish sharply lower; British American Tobacco PLC's stock sinks 12%: Apple supplier ams AG sees its shares tumble 23%" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

 
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