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  • "Apple Readies Camera-Focused Pro iPhones, New iPads, Larger MacBook Pro: The iPhone maker is weeks away from revamping its most important products."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "When is Apple going to release something more than a slightly nicer iPhone?"  Quartz 7:28 AM
  • "How to download and add Apple Loops to songs in GarageBand" iDownload Blog 7:33 AM
  • "How to restore items for an external drive that's backed up using Time Machine" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Some Thoughts on The App Formerly Known as iTunes and macOS Catalina" Kirkville 7:35 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphones may be leaking more radiation than we think: An investigation by the Chicago Tribune suggests iPhones and Galaxy models may exceed radio frequency radiation safety limits."  CNET 7:13 AM
  • "iPhone 7 radiation safety tests find device over legal limit" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "It looks like Apple is ready to enter the 5G arms race, which is great news if you run a business from an iPhone" Business Insider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple, Google, and Mozilla are blocking the Kazakhstan government's wild attempts at spying on people" Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Apple discontinuing Jony Ive's pricey design book marks end of an era" Cult of Mac 7:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google proposes new privacy and anti-fingerprinting controls for the web" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Android's iconic dessert names are going away, starting with Android 10" Android Police 8:07 AM
  • "Here's why Google is dropping dessert names w/ 'Android 10'" 9to5Google 8:07 AM
  • "Swatting Is a Deadly Problem—Here's the Solution" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:17 AM
  • "GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through exams" BBC 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Card, Apple Arcade, your hot takes, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 664" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "2019 iPhones Said to Have Improved Shatter Resistance, Multi-Angle Face ID That Works Flat on Tables"  MacRumors 7:16 AM
  • "Apple might finally bundle a fast charger with the iPhone 11" The Next Web 7:28 AM
  • "iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 8: What's New" iPhone Hacks 7:05 AM
  • "Apple refining methods to reset & calibrate future iPhone toxic gas sensors" AppleInsider 7:19 AM
  • "Apple advances a Mixed Reality Headset with Hand, Body, Positional and Environmental Tracking Technologies" Patently Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple files for yet another patent for a head-mounted display (the 'Apple Glasses')" Apple World Today 8:02 AM

  • "Zagg Folio keyboard case for iPad mini 5 review: Like a book-sized MacBook" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Mophie Powerstation XXL review: This is the portable battery you're looking for" PCWorld 7:17 AM
  • "A review of two earphones (one's great, the other's not bad)" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Apple warns its credit card doesn't like leather or denim or other cards: White titanium card is afraid of most things people use to carry ID and coinage, like wallets and pockets." ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Card can be damaged by wallets and jeans" BBC 7:17 AM
  • "Come on Apple, make it easier to browse artists in the Music app: Don't tell me this isn't important — you're not my Dad"  The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone 11: 8 features I want real bad/Commentary: No notch is one of them." CNET 7:13 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple's iPhone 11 will exceed (muted) expectations" Computerworld 7:06 AM
  • "I've been testing the Galaxy Note 10's camera for almost a week, and it's clear that Samsung is trying way too hard to make photos look good" Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "The tragic tale of the richest man in the cemetery." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kanex Announces Colorful Line of In-Ear Wireless Headphones" Business Wire 7:46 AM
  • "The $12 Billion Wireless Speakers Market is Driven by Increasing Preference Towards Portable Speakers: A Report by TBRC" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "N26 now fully available nationwide to US consumers: - N26 moves to full public launch after successfully completing its beta program; banking app now available in Apple App Store and Google Play" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "Spotify Offering Three Months of Premium for Free, Matching Apple Music" The Mac Observer 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium: They want to keep data safe even while you're using it." Engadget 7:30 AM
  • "Shhh! Microsoft, Intel, Google and more sign up to the Confidential Computing Consortium: You can make your own joke about foxes and hen houses..." The Register 7:48 AM
  • "Google, Intel and Microsoft join forces to create truly private data frameworks: No forked tongues here, guv" The Inquirer 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft and others join the Linux Foundation's Confidential Computing Consortium" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "Google, Intel, and Microsoft partner to improve cloud security" The Next Web 7:48 AM
  • "Tech giants partner for Confidential Computing Consortium" bit-tech 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Insider Gets Support for Work and School Accounts" Thurrott 7:34 AM
  • "No more buggy Windows 10 updates? Microsoft makes it easier to flag early flaws: Microsoft releases new builds of Windows 10 and Chromium-based Edge." ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "What can Intel do to improve its processor situation?" bit-tech 7:50 AM
  • "Intel's new chips just fixed the worst thing about ultrathin laptops" BGR 7:35 AM
  • "MSI swiftly launches 10th gen Intel Core creator laptops" Hexus 7:49 AM
  • "AMD CEO confirms CrossFire 'isn't a significant focus'" bit-tech 7:45 AM
  • "Dell is shoving Comet Lake chips into its XPS 13 and Inspiron laptops: Comet Lake is making a splash already" The Inquirer 7:29 AM
  • "Dell expands Vostro, XPS, Inspiron portfolio ahead of IFA 2019" Times Now 7:43 AM
  • "HP adds AMD Ryzen processor options to Pavilion Gaming Desktop, Gaming 15 Laptop PCs: The Pavilion Gaming 15 is HP's first gaming notebook to feature an AMD processor, while the Pavilion Gaming Desktop gets a fresh chassis design that saves space while making user upgrades easier." ZDNet 7:29 AM
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Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks set to trade mixed as focus shifts to Fed symposium in Jackson Hole: Hormel's stock falls in premarket action after quarterly results" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Eyes Resistance, Apple Flashes Bullish Signal; Splunk, Synopsys, Keysight Are Earnings Movers Late | Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 8:01 AM
  • "Stocks Drift Lower as Economic Concerns Persist: Annual central bank conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., set to begin" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed; Hong Kong rattled by continued protests: Nikkei ticks down as PMI shows contraction for fourth month" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "British stocks slide as Johnson continues European tour" MarketWatch 8:02 AM

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