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Wednesday Highlights: Lucas Shaw, Mark Gurman deep dive into Apple's Hollywood efforts, how Apple can create billions in yearly revenue leveraging iPhones, Apple TV+; Jonny Evans looks at Apple's endgame with Apple Pay; Kantar Worldpanel finds iOS increase, Android decrease worldwide; Mac dev behind ExactScan leaves Mac App Store; Macworld reviews NetNewsWire 5; CNET's primer on Catalyst in Catalina; Starbucks loses mobile payment crown to Apple Pay; CNN taking on Apple News, Facebook with new digital news service; Apple continues support for Japan Display; Selena Gomez video shot on iPhone; CNET dunks iPhone 11 models in water testing IP ratings.

  • "The One Where Apple Tried to Buy Its Way Into Hollywood: Annual iPhone sales should provide 200 million free trial subscriptions, which could net billions a year in new revenue. The question is whether Apple TV+ can keep users coming back."  Bloomberg Businessweek [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Pay: Endgame/Five years on, Apple Pay now dominates U.S. mobile payments and forms a foundation of trust from which the company can build other digital services."  Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung surge as new launches drive share" ["After a week of sales of its latest iPhone models, data reveals that iOS accounts for 18.9% of all smartphone sales across the five major European markets (EU5), with new launches helping it to see positive year-on-year growth across all five major European markets."] Kantar Worldpanel 8:30 AM
  • "Apple tax creates discontent among publishers" Toronto Star 10:37 AM
  • "ExactScan leaves the Mac App Store and 'all its problems': The developer isn't happy with Apple. Or its Mac App Store." iMore 8:18 AM
  • "NetNewsWire 5 review: Venerable Mac RSS news reader goes back to basics/Back in the hands of the original developer." Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "MacOS Catalina's iPad apps for the Mac are here, but the story is just getting started: Catalyst has been slow to take off on MacOS 10.15, but here's a look at the state of tablet apps migrating to Apple's laptop and desktop computers." CNET 8:01 AM
  • "How to clean up your Mac's desktop" iMore 9:49 AM
  • "How to create and manage playlist folders in the Music app on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "How to create a station in the Podcasts app on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "iTunes is Dead, But Apple Still Wants You to Manage Subscriptions Through Music" The Mac Observer 12:23 PM
  • "macOS Catalina: How to Manage App Subscriptions on Mac" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "How To Manage an Audiobook Collection In macOS Catalina" MacMost 3:04 PM
  • "Socially Engineering macOS Catalina" Rixstep 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox 70 for Mac Brings Social Tracking Protection and Notable Performance Gains" MacRumors 8:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks as Most Popular Mobile Payment Platform in the US" MacRumors 8:26 AM
  • "CNN to Launch Digital News Service to Compete With Facebook, Apple" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:45 AM
  • "First year of Apple Entrepreneur Camp offers invaluable experiences to 100 innovators" Apple 8:05 AM
  • "Man credits Apple Watch with saving his life after fall down cliff" New York Post 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch saves Calgary woman from man with rape kit" AppleInsider 3:10 PM
  • "NPD predicts big holiday sales for Apple this year" Apple Must 10:33 AM
  • "Apple offers Japan Display more support with shorter payment periods: source" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Japan Display to receive further financial support from Apple" Japan Times 10:39 AM
  • "JDI Secures Aid from Clients, Including Apple" Jiji Press [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:38 AM
  • "Selena Gomez's New 'Lose You to Love Me' Video Shot on iPhone 11 Pro" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple puts 1,000 songs in your pocket with first-gen iPod" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "iPod Turns 18: Here's What People Thought in 2001" MacRumors 10:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Foxconn plan for Wisconsin innovation centers on hold" Associated Press 12:26 PM
  • "Android 9 was installed on less than a quarter of the ecosystem as Android 10 launched: Google hopes Android 10 upgrades will happen 'noticeably sooner this year'" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would drop out of its controversial payments project if US regulators don't approve it" Business Insider 12:14 PM
  • "Lowlights from Zuckerberg's Libra testimony in Congress" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "FTC issues its first ban on 'stalking' apps" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Instagram bans 'cosmetic surgery' filters" BBC 8:01 AM
  • "MacVoices #19233: Self-Taught Developer Luke Bissell On His First App and Learning The Ropes" MacVoices 3:52 PM
  • "#317: Fancy Super Duper Techno Chippy Things/Applications for Apple's rumored AR glasses, our feelings on technology companies in bed with autocratic governments, wired vs. wireless headphones, and Instagram's banning of cosmetic surgery filters." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:19 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 059: 'Bugs are people too'" 9to5Mac 12:14 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 23, 2019 –¬†Apple Pay growth, more" 9to5Mac 11:11 AM
  • "New Mac Pro Nearing Release as Apple Advises Technicians How to Place Computer in DFU Mode" MacRumors 1:18 PM
  • "Foxconn and Compal Will Reportedly Assemble 'Apple Watch Series 6' Models Next Year" MacRumors 11:29 AM
  • "'Why won't my iPhone connect to Bluetooth?': How to fix your Bluetooth connection in 6 ways" Business Insider 3:10 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "iPhone 11 and 11 Pro water resistance test: We couldn't drown these phones" CNET 8:01 AM
  • "The 2019 iPad races to the bottom (price-wise), but it's not so bad down there" Ars Technica 8:21 AM
  • "Review: Blackmagic eGPU Pro connected to a 13-inch MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 11:58 AM
  • "Vissels Bluetooth speaker/earbud is a nice, novel concept" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
  • "The AUKEY KM-G3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Basic Budget Mechanical Keyboard" AnandTech 8:20 AM
  • "Hands on: Flujo Signature Pro USB-C dock brings ports and SSD storage" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "Review: Ekster Smart Wallets are Perfect for the Apple Card" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "How To Turn On & Off Dark Mode in iOS, iPadOS and macOS" macReports 3:11 PM
  • "How to export Live Photos as standalone videos" iDownload Blog 3:11 PM
  • "How to turn off auto-capitalization on your iPhone in 4 simple steps" Business Insider 12:02 PM
  • "If you get the 'Not enough iCloud storage' alert you can still back up your iPhone" CNET 11:59 AM
  • "Missing iCloud content? Here's how to recover lost iCloud Drive documents and files" 9to5Mac 11:29 AM
  • "What Google knows about you might be a shock. Here's how to manage or delete your activity" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "How to allow untrusted Shortcuts in iOS 13: You might run into a problem that prevents a Shortcut from installing. Here's the fix." Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "How to mark up photos in Messages on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "More evidence points to the imminent arrival of a much cheaper iPhone" BGR 4:43 PM
  • "Three companies could take over Apple Watch production" Cult of Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Editorial: As Apple A13 Bionic rises, Samsung Exynos scales back its silicon ambitions" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "With Apple TV+ About to Launch, Apple Looks Ready For Its Media Moment" The Mac Observer 10:40 AM
  • "Apple tried to buy an existing studio to kickstart Apple TV+" AppleInsider 10:09 AM
  • "What's next for the MacBook Pro? Apple may be introducing a new laptop generation soon. What should be at the top of its priority list?" Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "The lavish budgets of Disney and Apple's upcoming original TV shows make 'Game of Thrones' look frugal" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Willing the iPhone SE2 into Existence; iPhone Arrival in Thailand; Catalina Comments" eXtensions 7:48 AM
  • "Technology Will Keep Us From Running Out of Stuff/Opinion: Such dire warnings ignore the force of capitalism and technological progress, what Abraham Lincoln called 'the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.'" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL review: A perfectly disappointing phone" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mophie's beefy iPhone 11 battery case adds hours of life" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Catalyst Launches Waterproof Case Collection for iPhone 11, Apple Watch" iMore 12:07 PM
  • "Hunter Research and Technology Releases Theodolite for Apple Watch" prMac 8:40 AM
  • "Brilliant iPhone XS case creates a cheapskate's iPhone 11 Pro" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Mario Kart Tour's Halloween update brings Luigi to the party" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Epson Introduces its First 24-Inch Desktop Dye-Sublimation Printer" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "Constellation Launches Exclusive Mobile App for Rapid Lead Response" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Quantum Internet: How Close Are We To The Future Of Data Transmission?" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "IBM casts doubt on Google's claims of quantum supremacy" ["A study from Google claiming quantum supremacy, accidentally leaked online a month ago, has now been published in Nature. The Google group reiterates its claim that, in 200 seconds, its 53-qubit computer performed an arcane task that would take 10,000 years for Summit, a supercomputer IBM built for the Department of Energy that is currently the world's fastest. But IBM appears to have already rebutted Google's claim."] ScienceMag 8:53 AM
  • "Google says it's achieved 'quantum supremacy,' but IBM says nope" Fast Company 8:54 AM
  • "IBM calls BS on Google's claims of quantum supremacy: Schrodinger's spat" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "IBM questions Google quantum computing claims: Has the search giant really reached quantum supremacy?" TechRadar UK 8:54 AM
  • "IBM disses Google's claims of 'quantum supremacy'" BetaNews 12:06 PM
  • "IBM Calls Out Google's Quantum Supremacy Claims With 53-Qubit Supercomputer" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing: Google's quantum computer. The company said in a paper published on Wednesday that the machine needed only a few minutes to perform a task that would take a supercomputer at least 10,000 years." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Google quantum computer leaves old-school supercomputers in the dust: The era of practical quantum computers has begun—at least on one speed test showing 'quantum supremacy.'" CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Google Says it Has Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy'" Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'" AFP 9:53 AM
  • "Google: We've made 'quantum supremacy' breakthrough with 54-qubit Sycamore chip" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Earnings Release FY20 Q1: Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives First Quarter Results" Microsoft 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft reports $33.1 billion in Q1 2020 revenue: Azure up 59%, Surface down 4%, and LinkedIn up 25%" VentureBeat 3:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface revenue dipped 4 percent in FY20 Q1 results: The results fall in line with what Microsoft projected during its last earnings call." Windows Central 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Rides Cloud to a 21% Increase in Profits: A Microsoft store in Manhattan. The company said Wednesday that its sales in the latest quarter were up 14 percent from a year earlier." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft beats profit estimates but cloud growth slows" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's commercial cloud fuels better-than-expected Q1 results: Many of Microsoft's product lines fared well in the first quarter as the commercial cloud continued to gain momentum." ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud and LinkedIn grow steadily, while Surface falters" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Earnings - Live Blog: TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa analyzes Microsoft's September quarter earnings report and call with analysts." TheStreet 3:06 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft's new Secured-core PC initiative" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Epyc CPU with 39.5 billion transistors is a jaw-dropping sight under the microscope" TechRadar Pro UK 8:55 AM
  • "AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Rome Processors Feature A Gargantuan 39.54 Billion Transistors, IO Die Pictured in Detail" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Early AMD Ryzen BIOS update further increases CPU clock speeds" PCGamesN 8:56 AM
  • "Intel's Prolonged Supply Shortage Good News for AMD" Market Realist 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices" Reuters 12:47 PM
  • "Intel Xe multi-GPU support could be a secret weapon against AMD and Nvidia" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "Intel's Compute Element PCIE CPUs may make first appearance inside NUC 9 Extreme" Digital Trends 10:13 AM
  • "Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU" AnandTech 8:20 AM
  • "HP scores $176m win in CD-ROM drive price-fix case – after one biz emailed rival with 'Price Fixing' as the subject: Quanta was the last one standing... and now kneeling" The Register 4:34 PM
  • "HP Wins $176M Verdict In Disk Drive Price-Fixing Trial" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "HP announces US$200mn investment into sustainable ink" Business Chief 8:50 AM
  • "HP wants to shame you into printing more pictures" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Dell Technologies to double down on robust partner ecosystem in India" CRN India 8:52 AM
  • "Extreme Networks Takes Aim At Cisco With Cloud Management App, New MSP Program For Partners" CRN 8:46 AM
  • "Reopening of the Cisco office in Cyprus" CyprusMail 8:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's Why Apple Stock Just Hit Yet Another All-Time High" Forbes 4:43 PM
  • "Apple's stock surges toward record high after Morgan Stanley boosts price target" MarketWatch 11:11 AM
  • "Apple PT Raised to Street High $289 at Morgan Stanley" StreetInsider 11:10 AM
  • "Apple TV+ & iPhone 5G will drive AAPL to $289+ a share, says Morgan Stanley" AppleInsider 12:55 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher after shaking off disappointing results from Caterpillar, Boeing: Microsoft, Ford Motor, Tesla and EBay are due to report earnings late Wednesday" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher as Investors Digest Mixed Boeing and Caterpillar Earnings: Stocks finish higher Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average got a boost from Boeing and Caterpillar, while Texas Instruments' earnings miss pulls down the chip sector." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks stall as Boeing, Caterpillar earnings miss" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Rise After Mixed Earnings Reports: Semiconductor stocks slide after Texas Instruments gives disappointing outlook" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM

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