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Tuesday Highlights: Apple fights $14 billion tax bill in court claiming EU "unfairly painted [them] as a tax dodger" saying fine "defies reality and common sense"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple announces second investment in Corning to the tune of $250 million for future iPhone glass research; Apple ready to drop a cool $1 billion investment in India as prelude to "Made in India" iPhones; will Apple Arcade change the gaming landscape?; Strategy Analytics finds mobile computing leadership a battle between Apple, Lenovo; Amazon Music one ups Apple, Spotify with $12.99/mo lossless streaming option; J.J. Abrams turned down a half billion from Apple because Apple wanted exclusivity; The Guardian expos√© peers into lives of Facebook moderators and "catastrophic effects" of the job; iPad Pro said to feature same camera bump of iPhone 11 Pro, and we've posted more than a dozen reviews of new iPhone models with cameras, battery life getting high praise.

  • "Apple Attacks EU in Court Fight Over $14 Billion Tax Bill: Apple Inc. told a European Union court it was unfairly painted as a tax dodger as it sought to topple a massive EU back-tax bill that's the hallmark of antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager's five-year crackdown on U.S. tech giants."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Opens Court Challenge to $14 Billion European Union Tax Ruling: Apple launched its case against a controversial EU tax ruling Tuesday, arguing the decision 'defies common sense' as it seeks to avoid paying around $14 billion in fines and penalties." TheStreet 8:14 AM
  • "Apple says Irish tax decision is double taxation, while Ireland says it doesn't want Apple's billions" Stuff: New Zealand 3:47 PM
  • "Apple claims £11bn EU fine 'defies reality and common sense' in landmark tax appeal" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Apple awards an additional $250 million from Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning"  Apple 7:34 AM
  • "Apple invests $250 million in Corning for future iPhone glass research: Corning has provided glass for every iPhone since the first in 2007. This is the second investment by Apple." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Apple awards iPhone supplier Corning $250 million from U.S. manufacturing fund" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Apple invests $250 million in glass maker Corning: The investment follows Apple's previous $200 million cash injection into Corning's Harrodsburg, Ky. manufacturing plant." ZDNet 11:13 AM
  • "Apple set to ring in $1 billion investment: Apple is set to commit fresh investments, to the tune of $1 billion, in India. The move comes as the company plans to begin export of 'Made in India' iPhones across the world." Times of India 8:20 AM
  • "How to load a massive amount of data into Photos on a Mac set to Optimize Mac Storage" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "6 Keyboard Shortcuts You Can Use In Mac Open And Save Dialogs" MacMost 3:44 PM
Press Releases
  • "FileMaker is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms for Business Developers." FileMaker 11:37 AM
  • "Notion's powerful note-taking app is now free for students and teachers" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "1Password's corporate tool can enforce two-factor use company-wide" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "1Password Advanced Protection arrives for enterprise users with robust security controls" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Arcade could have huge consequences for the iOS app ecosystem: The App Store changed games, it's sure to happen again"  The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple and Lenovo Vie for Mobile Computing Leadership/36% of the Market was Controlled by the Two Top Vendors in Q2 2019" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook missing from list of most inspirational leaders in tech" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple can't match" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon Music HD offers lossless streaming starting at $12.99 per month" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Vintage Prototype Macintosh Portable M5120 Shown Off in New Photos" MacRumors 3:45 PM
  • "Why J.J. Abrams reportedly turned down $500 million from Apple" Quartz 7:32 AM
  • "'Mosquito Coast' Series Starring Justin Theroux Set at Apple" Variety 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Bill Gates (still) doesn't think regulators should break up Big Tech: He argues that it just creates more companies that behave badly." Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Instigator of fatal Kansas swatting receives prison sentence: Viner arranged the swatting after losing a reported $1.50 bet." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator/Exclusive: Job has left some 'addicted' to extreme material and pushed others to far right"  The Guardian 8:05 AM
  • "Google will soon let you search for content using screenshots" Memeburn 8:28 AM
  • "Google age discrimination case: Supervisor called me 'grandpa', engineer claims" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: September 17, 2019 –¬†iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro reviews" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Macworld's October Digital Magazine: Is it time to replace your iPhone? The best content from Macworld wrapped up in our digital magazine." Macworld 3:45 PM
  • "Not all of the new features of the iPhone 11 were discussed at the Apple Event" The MT Show 8:24 AM
  • "iPad Pro With Triple-Lens Camera System Appears in Alleged 'Final Design Mockup'" MacRumors 8:00 AM
  • "iPad Pro 'final design mockup' shown with iPhone 11 Pro triple camera bump" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Tons of sources now say that iPhone 11 preorders are crushing it" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Does the iPhone 11 have a hidden feature waiting to be activated? Over the past few months rumours pointed to the iPhone 11 'borrowing' a feature from Samsung. But that feature was a no-show at the official unveiling." ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "iOS 13: All The New Features in Health App" iPhone Hacks 11:38 AM
  • "Apple car could be recharged by a vehicle-seeking robot in your garage" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a Smart Door Hinge System for Vehicles, MacBooks and Smart Homes" Patently Apple 8:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "iPhone 11 Pro Preview: The Camera Hardware Changes" Halide 3:46 PM
  • "iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max Review: These Go To Eleven" VRZone 10:34 AM
  • "A Bunch Of Dog Photos Taken With The iPhone 11 Pro, Plus A Review: Very telephoto. Much ultrawide. Wow." BuzzFeed News 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Review: The one for everyone" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Review: The Ultimate iPhone Experience" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 review: So good you (probably) don't need the Pro" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: Better, but not groundbreaking" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max review: but does it offer enough?" TechRadar UK 8:05 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro And Pro Max Review: The Battery Life Is Real" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: The ultimate camera" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max: This year's extreme iPhone is for camera and battery lovers/Apple's iPhone 11 Pro models offer just a little bit extra, but some of those features matter a lot to extreme mobile users and pixel experts." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 11 Pro" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 11/It's not the best iPhone you can buy, but it certainly is a very good one for the price." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 review: The best midtier iPhone Apple has ever made" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone 11 vs Pixel 3 camera: Is there a new king?" 9to5Google 11:13 AM
  • "Can an iPad Pro really replace a laptop? Let's find out: What does 'Pro' really mean? Can an iPad Pro replace my MacBook Pro as a daily driver?" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Is it time for an upgrade?" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
  • "How to zoom in or out in any app on an iPhone using Accessibility features" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "How to stop your kids from wasting their lives on Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Editorial: It's time Apple allowed third-party Apple Watch faces"  AppleInsider 3:46 PM
  • "Charlie Warzel of NY Times vs John Gruber" Om Malik 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Could Afford to Buy a Hollywood Studio—But Should It? Apple has the money to buy a Hollywood studio, like Sony or Lionsgate, to build out its TV+ ambitions. But its content strategy is different from competitors such as Netflix or Disney."  TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "A sour note: Calling on Apple to stop doing keynotes" Macworld 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Arcade: List of Launch Games" iPhone Hacks 11:37 AM
  • "Twitter now supports iOS 13 Dark Mode, here's how to enable it" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Hey Mophie, charge my Apple devices with your black suede pads..." Apple Must 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: Maybe)/After its botched release of the version 1809 update for Windows 10 last year, Microsoft instituted a sweeping series of changes to Windows Update. Don't be fooled by the headlines: A close look at recent issues with version 1903 suggests those changes are paying off." ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 might ditch Intel in favour of an AMD Ryzen CPU: Redmond could be seeing red" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft might abandon Intel for AMD" Channel Eye 7:44 AM
  • "Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What's probable, what's not/Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, and probably Surface Book and Surface Go line could all see refreshes." PCWorld 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft May Be Moving to AMD for their New Surface Laptop" eTeknix 7:16 AM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome Processor Performs Real-Time 8K Encoding" eTeknix 7:17 AM
  • "Linux kernel 5.3 arrives with AMD Radeon Navi support: An assault course on the senses" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel topples Nvidia's ray tracing monopoly in World of Tanks" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Gigabyte provides glimpse into Intel 400-series chipsets" Hexus 7:19 AM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen desktop CPUs to arrive with new 400-series chipset and new socket" KitGuru 7:17 AM
  • "A few bits about the new x86 server CPU leak: Once again, not giving it all away in the headline for some reason" SemiAccurate 7:02 AM
  • "HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some: Security engineer actually reads privacy policy to his horror" The Register 11:03 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Analytics for Fusion ERP: The first Oracle Analytics for Applications service is here. The ERP analytics offering will eventually be joined by counterparts for human capital management, customer experience and supply chain management." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Oracle updates SaaS tools with more AI, more industry-specific features: Oracle extends the capabilities and reach of its Digital Assistant across its cloud applications, while also adding features across its applications for specific verticals." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Los Angeles prepares for cyber attack with IBM X-Force" FOXBusiness 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision: S&P 500 energy sectors falls 1% as crude oil prices retreat from historic surge" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Up Wall Street Awaits Fed Decision on Rates, Oil Prices Slump: Stocks end in positive territory Tuesday as investors proceed with caution as the Federal Reserve's two-day rate-setting meeting kicks off." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks gain as 2-day Fed meeting begins" FOXBusiness 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher as Oil Prices Slump: Damage to Saudi oil facilities left investors struggling to calculate the likely impact on global supplies" [Paid Membership Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Asian markets slip as tensions remain high after attack on Saudi oil facilities" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "European stocks flounder as traders look to Saudi Arabia and Fed for direction" MarketWatch 8:08 AM

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