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Netflix's subscriber drop is a bad sign for Apple that there is "streaming-service fatigue". Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Motley Fool looks at the rise of Amazon's music side and the threat it poses to Apple and Spotify; Dan Moren thinks Apple should simplify "complex iPhone lineup" this year; warning to Chrome, Firefox users over massive data leak; green light given by G7 to tax Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, others in countries where they make money, even if no physical presence; Apple has a beautiful new office in Vancouver; data can be scraped from iCloud, among many other services says Israeli security firm; alarm sounding over privacy fears from rapid adoption of doorbell cams; Google says will fix loophole in Chrome which tells sites when you're in incognito mode; TSMC eyes big growth thanks to 5G, Apple among clients; LAPTOP Mag reviews new 13" MacBook Pro; Rob Enderle likes idea of an Apple/Oracle merger.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "New iPhone hacking tool can reportedly access a user's iCloud data"  BGR 7:29 AM
  • "Apple files for Apple Card & Apple Pay Cash trademarks in Canada: Apple is looking at bringing the Apple Card and Apple Pay Cash to Canada, expanding beyond the U.S., according to recent trademark filings." AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Amazon Is Quietly Becoming a Threat to Spotify and Apple Music"  Motley Fool 7/19
  • "Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US" AppleInsider 7/19
  • "Time for Apple to dump Intel: Intel's revelation that it won't have 7-nanometer processors ready until 2021 should be a wakeup call for Apple." ZDNet 7/19
  • "How Apple could simplify its complex iPhone line-up this fall: An opportunity for the company to simplify."  Macworld 7/19
OS X
News
  • "Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users" Forbes 7/19
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "'Why won't my Mac turn on?': Troubleshooting tips for any Mac computer that won't start properly" Business Insider 7/19
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "You need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina: You need a backup plan, and it's prudent to implement one before a major update like macOS Catalina. Here's how and when to choose between Apple's Time Machine and third-party options including online backup services." AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "New to Mac? 3 ways to copy and paste text on your Mac" iDownload Blog 7/19
  • "How to view all keyboard shortcuts for an app on macOS" AddictiveTips 7/19
  • "TiPbITS: Watch YouTube Videos in Picture in Picture" TidBITS 7/19
  • "How To Zip and Unzip Files On Your Mac" MacMost 7/19
  • "macOS: 26 Trello Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Usage" The Mac Observer 7/19
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Automailer 2.8 to send bulk personalized emails in text and html" Ecleti 7/19
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants" ["The G7 also agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there."] Reuters 7/19
  • "Apple's new Vancouver office looks absolutely spectacular" Cult of Mac 7/19
  • "The Israeli firm behind software used to hack WhatsApp boasted that it can scrape data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft cloud servers" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Israeli Security Firm Claims Spyware Tool Can Harvest iCloud Data in Targeted iPhone Attack" MacRumors 7/19
  • "NSO Group's WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too" The Next Web 7/19
  • "In the cooler for the next three years: Hacker of iCloud accounts used by athletes and rappers" The Register 7/19
  • "YouTube Music just got a crazy new feature that Spotify and Apple Music can't copy" BGR 7/19
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe/The agency reportedly found that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban: sources" Reuters 7/19
  • "Blizzard's bad-news year continues with another co-founder's departure" Ars Technica 7/19
  • "Jeff Bezos Says We're Destroying Earth, but Amazon Is the Slowest Tech Giant to Go Green" Motley Fool 7/19
  • "How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers" The Conversation 7/19
  • "Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it's really you"  Business Insider 7/19
  • "Huawei's mysterious Hongmeng OS isn't the 'plan B' Android replacement we expected it to be" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears" Associated Press 7/19
  • "Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube" CNET 7/19
  • "Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection: Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs." ZDNet 7/19
  • "Google will close a Chrome 'loophole' that tells sites you're in incognito mode" BGR 7/19
  • "YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'" BBC 7/19
  • "Most Americans Have Swiped Their Way Into a Serious Relationship" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police" ZDNet 7/19
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Going native: Taking a bite out of the Apple guidelines/Patrick McKay, MD for mobile app developer JakDigital, tells US operators it is time to go fully native and comply with Apple's 'unsurprising' clampdown on real-money gambling apps" EGR 7/19
  • "Apollo Space in the News, Apple's Russia Conundrum -TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-19" The Mac Observer 7/19
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter's Major Design Overhaul" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/19
  • "Josh Long of Intego On Malware, Security, Privacy, and Safety Online" MacVoices 7/19
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 19, 2019 –┬áiCloud surveillance tool, 2020 iPhone processors" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week" The Verge 7/19
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 234: MacBook speeds, Apple TV+ details, and iPhone 11 dummies" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "What you need to know about that viral face-aging app you've been using, this week on The CultcastCult of Mac 7/19
  • "Hackintosh vs Mac Pro, 2019 iPhone dummy models, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7/19
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to launch SiriOS at WWDC 2020, analyst claims" Apple Must 7/19
  • "'SiriOS' predicted for 2020 WWDC - here's what it might be" AppleInsider 7/19
  • "LG Expected to Share OLED Display Orders for 2019 iPhones, Possibly Followed by BOE as Early as 2020" MacRumors 7/19
  • "TSMC to enter new growth phase in 5G era" ["Apple and Huawei are reportedly TSMC's major 5nm chip clients."] DigiTimes 7/19
  • "Apple-Chipmaker TSMC's Outlook Shines as Industry Stabilizes" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7/19
  • "More support for idea that 2020 iPhones will use 5nm chips" 9to5Mac 7/19
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/19
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/19

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Reviews
  • "Review: Two weeks abroad with Anker's PowerPort Atom PD 2 gallium nitride (GaN) charger for USB-C and Lightning devices:This charger is billed as the 'Ultimate Travel Charger' and it really is just that" MacDailyNews 9:42 AM
  • "New Apple MacBook Pro vs Air (2019) Face-off: We Pick the Winner" LAPTOP Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "AirPods vs. Anker Soundcore Liberty Air: a cheap, great alternative/AirPods are great, but they are expensive. Here's an alternative earbud that costs half the price." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "What to Expect From the 2019 iPhones: Hands-On With Dummy Models" MacRumors 7/19
  • "Elago W6, the cute Apple Watch stand that thinks it's an iPod" 9to5Mac 7/19
iOS Apps
  • "Home Screen Quick Actions In iOS 13 Beta 4" Benjamin Mayo 7/19
  • "'P1 Select' Review – Ringing In the New Weird" Touch Arcade 7/19
How-To/Tutorial
  • "4 ways to make a GIF without Photoshop: Here are my favorite ways to create a GIF from a phone or computer." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "How to Automatically Close Safari Tabs in iPhone and iPad'" iPhone Hacks 7:19 AM
  • "Keep your phone from dying in the heat wave" CNET 7/19
  • "How to Set an Alarm on Apple Watch" OS X Daily 7/19
  • "How to save all open tabs to a folder in iOS 13 Safari" Cult of Mac 7/19
  • "How to properly clean your Apple Watch, including its band and Digital Crown" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Using Peloton bikes and treadmills with Apple Watch, Music, and Health" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "How to recover your Google account if you've been hacked, or forgot your email or password" Business Insider 7/19
  • "How Apple is improving Siri Shortcuts in iOS, iPadOS" Computerworld 7/19
  • "How to use Quick Actions in the Files app on iPad" iDownload Blog 7/19
  • "This is how your phone could save your life: Apps, text messaging and external battery packs could make a huge difference in an emergency situation." CNET 7/19
  • "How to buy a used Mac without being locked out: Apple offers protections for owners with more to come—buyers be aware!" Macworld 7/19
Tips
  • "Buying a Refurbished Mac? 10 Things You Need to Know" MakeUseOf 7/19
  • "How to prioritize Apple Health sources on iPhone" 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "How to have Google Maps remember where you parked your car" The Next Web 7/19
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Might Launch 'SiriOS' at WWDC 2020 — Here's What You Should Know" WCCFTech 7:34 AM
  • "The iPhone 11 is getting real! A new video shows a real-life look at what Apple's 2019 iPhone will look like, based on all the rumors." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Do you make these mistakes with your iPhone or iPad? I'm amazed how many myths and legends exist when it comes to using an iPhone or iPad. Some will slow down your device, while others are downright harmful." ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Jony Ive Describes the 20th Anniversary Macintosh in 1997" Daring Fireball 7/19
  • "Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Apple, Yet Again, Is Missing An Ultraportable Mac In Its Notebook Computer Lineup" MacPrices 7/19
  • "iPhone Loyalty Is Reportedly Dropping Like a Rock" ExtremeTech 7/19
  • "Apple can't roll out a revolutionary product every six months" Apple World Today 7/19
  • "5G could make Apple a $1 trillion business again" Cult of Mac 7/19
  • "Six things we'd like to see in the next Apple TV: With Apple's big push into streaming content, the time is right to rethink its streaming hardware." Macworld 7/19
  • "What Happens When You Replace a Car Tire with 200 Lightning Cables?" iDrop News 7/19
Non-Apple
  • "Acer Swift 7 unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 9:57 AM
  • "YouTube Music or Play Music? Google's Music Services Explained: What's the difference between Google Play Music and YouTube Music? Not much, which is why Google is merging them...eventually. In the interim, though, Google's music-streaming strategy is a confusing mess. Here's what you need to know." PC Magazine 7:17 AM
  • "Human imperfection makes it hard to regulate big tech" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Forget 'Russian' FaceApp - Facebook And Social Science One Are The Real Russian Data Danger" Forbes 7/19
  • "Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Powering the brains of tomorrow's intelligent machines" TechCrunch 7/19
  • "Please use ethernet cables whenever you can. Please." Mashable 7/19
  • "Millennials are turning to Netflix to cope with burnout, and it highlights the similarities between technology addiction and food cravings" Business Insider 7/19
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "A Smart Diaper Product From Pampers Will Launch This Fall" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Pampers just announced an iPhone app for baby diapers" Apple Must 7/19
  • "Unc0ver v3.3.6 released to address Sock Port exploit issues on 4K devices" iDownload Blog 7/19
  • "Apple @ Work: Top 3 mistakes Apple IT managers make [Video Webinar] 9to5Mac 7/19
  • "Ambrosia launches revolutionary 'Direct-to-Apple Watch' NightRider BluCon for Continuous Glucose Monitoring" PRNewswire 7/19
  • "1Password Restores Free-to-Use Local Vault Option in Latest Version of iOS App" MacRumors 7/19
  • "Steve Wozniak becomes co-founder of EFFORCE, an eco-blockchain initiative" Neowin 7/19
  • "Zagg brings its rugged keyboard case with backlight and laptop-style keys to iPad mini 5" iDownload Blog 7/19
  • "Journey creator's Sky debuts on iPhone and iPad" Ars Technica 7/19
  • "Apple Music rebrands one of its most popular playlists" Cult of Mac 7/19
  • "Fortnite players on iOS must reinstall after game-breaking bug" Cult of Mac 7/19
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft execs talk about Project xCloud in new video and show off an xCloud server" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Redditor finds a solution to the Dell XPS 15 7590's GPU throttling issue" Notebook Check 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is headed for a record high after cloud computing drives a strong earnings beat" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales" Reuters 7/19
  • "Microsoft Shows Off xCloud Hardware And Talks Streaming Business" Meredith Videos 7/19
  • "Microsoft opens Dynamics 365 bug bounty with $20k top prize" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Don't delay JEDI cloud deal, Republican members of Congress say to Trump: After president suggested he may look into $10 billion cloud contract, chairman of House Armed Services Committee and three other GOP representatives send letter" MarketWatch 7/19
  • "Intel's turnaround is showing strong potential: Intel's CEO Bob Swan seems to have a good grasp of the problems the company faces, and their executive team shows more strength and diversity than ever before. Will their success all come down to whether or not they can get the marketing message right?" Computerworld 7/19
  • "Intel cannot catch up with AMD until 2021" Fudzilla 7/19
  • "Engineer says Intel favored Indian workers in promotions, time off" Reuters 7/19
  • "AMD Joins CXL Consortium: Playing in All The Interconnects" AnandTech 7/19
  • "AMD admits its Radeon RX 5700 series price cuts were a trap for Nvidia" TechRadar UK 7/19
  • "The Radeon 5700 XT Might Be AMD's Most Interesting GPU" Kotaku Australia 7/19
  • "AMD joins low-latency CPU to GPU interconnect group founded by Intel" PCGamesN 7/19
  • "IBM X-Force: Mirai is increasingly targeting enterprise IoT devices" IoT News 7/19
  • "Cramer: IBM earnings prove the company paid the right price for Red Hat" CNBC 7/19
  • "Britain's biggest fraud trial pits Mike Lynch against Hewlett Packard" The Economist 7/19
  • "Oracle Uses Blockchain To Solve A Billion-Dollar Food Industry Problem" Forbes 7/19
  • "Oracle Emerges As the Leader in the Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment" MarTech Advisor 7/19
  • "Oracle Linux hits 8.0, with a hint of deja vu..." DevClass 7/19
  • "Cisco: An Old-Tech Name Providing Growth at a Reasonable Price/Cisco stock is up 31% year to date. This old-tech name has reinvented itself. The valuation is attractive and the stock offers investors a defensive position bolstered by strong cash flows and returns." TheStreet 7/19
  • "Credorax and Cisco partner for payments gateway enhancement" IBS Intelligence 7/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute: Microsoft shares rally after earnings beat" MarketWatch 7/19
  • "Stocks struggle as rate cut expectations, Iran tensions rise" FOXBusiness 7/19
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Back as Fed Signals Small Rate Cut: Microsoft shares jump after posting record revenue; bond yields rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/19
  • "Asian markets gain on fresh hopes of rate cut by Fed: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Shanghai post solid gains after comments by Fed's Williams" MarketWatch 7/19

 
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