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Phil Schiller, team revamp MacBook Pro addressing customer issues. Overall, you approve, disapprove of Apple's trajectory here? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Salesforce announces latest news in partnership with Apple, Tim Cook to speak with Marc Benioff tomorrow, news clear sign of Apple's deepening push into the enterprise; iPhone 11 doing quite well in China according to new data; Apple Card "'another credit card with a few innovative features'" according to Russian bank executive; Eclectic Light Company on importance of resetting, maintaining your Mac's SMC, NVRAM; content blocking extension 1Blocker 3 for Safari reviewed at Macworld; New York Times feature on the seismic shift streaming wars are bringing to Hollywood; AirPods high on holiday list of teenagers; T-Mobile's John Legere is leaving company May 2020, passing roll to COO Mike Sievert; AirPods Pro vs. Bose QC35, and Steven Aquino at iMore looks at the new models "from an accessibility perspective"; Ben Thompson says "conventional wisdom has flipped" proving integration is best, Apple prime example; and Computerworld OpEd takes Phil Schiller's Chromebook-in-education smacktalk to task.

  • "Apple and Salesforce Ignite Productivity and Learning on the Best Devices for Business" ["Apple CEO Tim Cook will join Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff for a fireside chat at Dreamforce 2019 on Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 p.m. PT at Yerba Buena Theater."]  Salesforce 8:11 AM
  • "Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life"  TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Salesforce announces new iOS enterprise apps: Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at Salesforce annual conference..." Computerworld 8:27 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Scores Early China Success, Official Data Shows"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Card is just 'another credit card with a few innovative features,' Russian bank exec says/According to Sberbank's David Rafalovsky, there's little more to the Apple Card than what's on the surface: a credit card and a digital wallet to support it."  CNBC 7:49 AM
  • "Transformation is all about flow." Claris 10:56 AM
  • "1Blocker 3 review: Safari extension revamps its content-blocking for macOS Catalina/A revamped tool for blocking unwanted tracking, JavaScript, and other browsing intrusions takes advantage of new Safari features." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "AnyRecover Review: How to Recover Photos/Videos/Documents from Mac Easily" Apple World Today 9:40 AM
  • "How to set your Mac as a shared backup destination for Time Machine: Apple makes it easy if you know the right box to check." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to print or save your Calendar as a PDF on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "7 reasons IBM says every enterprise should support Macs" Apple Must 10:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Opening the Doors on Claris Connect Beta – Power of Workflow Automation for All" Claris 10:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A Statement on FRAND Licensing of SEPs" Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Reiterates Commitment to FRAND Licensing of Standards-Essential Patents Following Intel Deal" MacRumors 11:00 AM
  • "The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to ChangeOnce a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's Research app: What does it want your health data for? Apple launched its Research app with three new health studies using information from the iPhone and Watch. Here's what the studies are aiming to find out." ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Apple to capture top spot in 5G smartphones in 2020, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 7:49 AM
  • "President Trump will tour Apple's Mac Pro factory in Texas this week" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Late-night Today at Apple sessions could tap the creative energy of Apple's only 24-hour store" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Teens want AirPods, Nike and Louis Vuitton for Christmas, survey shows" CNBC 7:57 AM
  • "Teens love Apple's AirPods, and they're putting them on their holiday wish lists more than ever before" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "Snap's Spiegel says Apple is already helping to grow the Augmented Reality market" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Stadia will launch with 22 games on first day, up from just 12 last week" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "John Legere will step down as T-Mobile CEO next year" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "John Legere is leaving T-Mobile: COO Mike Sievert will take over as CEO on May 1st, 2020." Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Apple and Customer Feedback, Holiday Shopping – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-18" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM
  • "13-Inch MacBook Pro With Scissor Keyboard Expected in First Half of 2020" MacRumors 11:03 AM
  • "MacBook Pro rumor: 13-inch model to get the Magic Keyboard in 2020" Macworld 11:57 AM
  • "New 16-inch MacBook Pro: Teardown reveals old scissor-switch keyboard in all its glory" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 13.2.3 with more background app improvements, Mail fixes, more" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 With Bug Fixes for Messages, Mail and More" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 [Download] iClarified 12:23 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "A closer, hands-on look with the 16-inch MacBook Pro's top features" AppleInsider 11:58 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Pro vs Bose QC35: A 5,000 mile noise cancellation test" GearBrain 9:40 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Takes Accessible Earbuds to the Next Level" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's Magic Keyboard Has A Rival With The Superb New Logitech MX Keys" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Jabra Elite 75t review: Massive bass from tiny earbuds" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 16" 2019 Teardown" iFixit 1:51 PM
  • "How To Manage Downloads In Safari On iPhone And iPad" macReports 7:58 AM
  • "How To Turn Off Apple TV Notifications" macReports 7:57 AM
  • "How to customize your iPhone Notification settings" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Is Removing All Vaping Apps From Its App Store" Daring Fireball 11:59 AM
  • "Wish List: Edit iOS's autocorrect dictionary" Six Colors 9:57 AM
  • "Consumer Reports thinks AirPods Pro are great, but not Galaxy Buds great" Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "Video: Google Pixel 4 XL from the perspective of an iPhone 11 Pro user" iDownload Blog 9:40 AM
  • "Integration and Monopoly" ["Now, five years on, the conventional wisdom has flipped: integration is clearly the best. Just look at Apple! Indeed, looking at Apple, it is hard to escape that conclusion, but it worth pointing out that the last week has highlighted a number of potential downsides."]  Stratechery 8:26 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple: For the education market, Chromebook is the clear winner/Apple started this fight with some old-school smack talk, but it only highlighted how it's clinging to the old PC-centric model."  Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "The AirPods Pro have me dreaming of reality-suppressing tech" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Devices that Aren't Available in 'Pro' Versions" Kirkville 8:05 AM
  • "How Apple is limiting data collection on your iPhone, part 1" Apple World Today 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 12 vs. Galaxy S11: New Samsung flagship rumored to be boring as iPhone gets a major redesign" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "For Apple and Disney+, Getting People to Sign Up Isn't the Hard Part" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Google Stadia review: The revolution isn't now" Digital Trends 11:58 AM
  • "Google Stadia review: the best of cloud gaming is still just a beta" The Verge 11:58 AM
  • "I've been playing games on Google's ambitious new Netflix-like game service for the last week, and it's clear the service isn't ready for primetime" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video Game Console. Don'tThe search giant's new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia review: The future of gaming, if you have the data for it" Android Authority 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia review -- It works, but it doesn't matter" VentureBeat 11:57 AM
  • "Hands-on: Google Stadia works as advertised, but lacks a killer app" The Next Web 11:56 AM
  • "Opinion: AI For Good Is Often Bad/Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn't address their root causes." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Reaction to the new 16 inch MacBook Pro..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Olloclip aims to enhance iPhone 11 photography with new external lens systems" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "AirFly Pro: Essential kit for AirPod users" Apple Must 11:52 AM
  • "iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Castro Podcast Player gains Apple Watch streaming for iPhone free playback" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Gorgeous and tranquil puzzler Spring Falls has now launched for iOS" 148Apps 9:57 AM
  • "New Belkin iPhone 11 Products Released in Time for Holidays" The Mac Observer 9:55 AM
  • "Deezer's lossless audio finally comes to Android, iOS and the web" Engadget 9:40 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 18: Dave Hamilton, The Cloud, Digital Photography" The MUG Center 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana is going away for some iOS and Android devices" GearBrain 7:59 AM
  • "Ubisoft Is Bringing the Platform Fighter 'Brawlhalla' to Mobile in 2020 on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 7:54 AM
  • "'Sky: Children of the Light' 0.7.0 and the Season of Belonging Are Now Live on iOS with New Content, Features, and Fixes" Touch Arcade 7:54 AM
  • "Cool Holdings Announces the Opening of its Newest Simply Mac Store in Louisville, Kentucky" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "Salesforce launches new Salesforce Mobile App, Trailhead GO with Apple, exclusive iOS, iPadOS features" ZDNet 7:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe" Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft taps Eric Holder to audit Israeli partner in demonstration of tech's struggle to self-regulate" GeekWire 12:21 PM
  • "Intel-Lenovo to launch exascale council with NCI as a founding member" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Intel, Lenovo, and others launch Project Everyscale council to advance exascale computing" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Intel at Supercomputing 2019: Xe Architecture GPUs & More" Zacks 9:40 AM
  • "Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week" ZDNet 9:40 AM
  • "AMD showcases Epyc HPC, cloud momentum at SC19" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HP Rejects Xerox's Offer as 'Too Low'—What Next?" Market Realist 11:02 AM
  • "HP Just Rejected Xerox. Here Are the Moves It Could Make Next." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:10 PM
  • "HP Has Plenty of Good Reasons for Rejecting Xerox's Initial Buyout Offer: Though HP says it's still open to some kind of deal with Xerox, the deal that Xerox proposed would carry major financial risks on top of all the execution and revenue growth risks any kind of merger between the firms would carry." RealMoney 12:10 PM
  • "HPE unveils revamped HPC portfolio with Cray technology" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HPE launches container platform, aims to be 100% open source Kubernetes" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HP Plays Hard to Get, but Charts Provide a Clearer Picture" RealMoney 8:12 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition Comes w/ Ryzen 5 3500 or Ryzen 9 3950X" AnandTech 8:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's How Much Warren Buffett Has Made on Apple: The tech company now makes up more than 15% of Berkshire Hathaway's book value." Motley Fool 7:14 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq pull back from records, while Dow's gains buoyed by Boeing's stock: Dow ended last week with push above 28,000 milestone" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Stocks maintain record levels as week begins: Investors remain optimistic on the outlook for U.S. stocks" FOXBusiness 9:34 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver, Awaiting Trade Developments: Dow industrials tick lower after ending the previous week above the 28000 milestone" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise as traders cautiously await trade developments: Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "European stocks tread water after six winning weeks: Bidding war breaks out for Spanish stock exchange" MarketWatch 8:28 AM

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