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Monday Highlights: Wired goes in-depth into "Apple's high-flying bid to become a streaming giant"; Mike Elgan believes Apple's latest iPhones beat out Google's new Pixel 4 models when it comes to innovative technologies; US lawmakers blast Apple over China app censorship; Mark Gurman hears Smart Glasses from Apple "could make 2020 the Year of AR"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh and Hardware/Software sections; as Apple's China woes persist, Tim Cook takes role of chairman of advisory board at Beijing's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management; David Shayer at TidBITS explains the reasons iOS 13 and macOS Catalina are so buggy; in search of alternative office software? Macworld reviews WPS Office; CNET looks at smartphone's rise to "become the remote control of your life"; 9to5Mac reporting some owners of Apple TV hardware seeing crashes of TV app on tvOS 13; Pixel 4's low light features "no match for iPhone 11" says Michael Simon.

  • "Inside Apple's High-Flying Bid to Become a Streaming Giant: With Ron Moore's space-race drama For All Mankind, Apple is betting on marquee names and lush production to get its TV+ service off the ground. Can it achieve orbit?"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's control over the App Store is no longer sustainable: Cupertino's restrictive policies illustrate the need for regulation."  TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Why Apple beats Google in the smartphone 'radar wars': Apple and Google each rolled out new phones with innovative radar technologies. Google's is cooler, but Apple's is world-changing. Here's how they compare."  InsiderPro [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:07 AM
  • "Lawmakers Slam Apple for 'Censorship' of Apps at China's Behest" Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's Smart Glasses Could Make 2020 the Year of AR"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "2020 will deliver Apple's 'most impressive hardware' in years" Cult of Mac 10:12 AM
  • "More signs point to Apple's AR headset arriving in 2020" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Apple CEO becomes chairman of China university board: Tim Cook will work closely with Chinese government officials to promote Tsinghua University's economics and management school" Taiwan News 10:20 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook joins influential Beijing university board as company's China woes continue" South China Morning Post 10:20 AM
  • "Why Apple's Tim Cook had to visit China amid furor over Hong Kong-linked apps" Yahoo Finance 11:45 AM
  • "Mac running Catalina? Apple has released a new update to macOS 10.15" 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
  • "Apple Releases Revised macOS Catalina Supplemental Update" MacRumors 2:12 PM
  • "Apple mysteriously reissues last week's macOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update" Cult of Mac 5:40 PM
  • "Common MacOS Catalina problems and how to fix them" Digital Trends 4:57 PM
  • "Six Reasons Why iOS 13 and Catalina Are So Buggy"  TidBITS 8:25 AM
  • "Screenshots Not Working On Mac, Fix" macReports 8:27 AM
  • "How To Check Your MacBook Battery Health In macOS" macReports 8:26 AM
  • "WPS Office review: Full-featured Microsoft-style productivity suite for less/A comprehensive, all-in-one Microsoft Office alternative complete with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF conversion, and more." Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Catalina's Sidecar Turns an iPad into a Second Mac Monitor" TidBITS 2:13 PM
  • "Where did that go? Find the parts of iTunes now spread throughout different apps in macOS Catalina: iTunes is dead. But the severed parts remain if you know where to find them." Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Batteries Widget for Mac keeps tabs on your devices' battery levels" Cult of Mac 1:46 PM
  • "How to get started with and use Voice Control in macOS Catalina" 9to5Mac 1:44 PM
  • "How to export or share iMovie projects on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Using Continuity Camera and Continuity Sketch With Your iPhone or iPad and Your Mac" MacMost 1:36 PM
  • "How to connect your Mac to a projector, for giving presentations or creating your own home theater" Business Insider 1:45 PM
  • "How to add a message on the lock screen on macOS" AddictiveTips 7:01 PM
  • "Understanding the usage reports in Screen Time on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "SwiftUI Is Still the Future: We've been using SwiftUI in NetNewsWire for iOS, for its settings screen and related pieces (such as adding an account)." inessential 3:29 PM
Press Releases
  • "Serato's new versions of its DJ software are compatible with macOS Catalina" The Verge 3:19 PM
  • "Re-live the golden days with this boss repository of macOS screensavers: A childhood memory you don't need therapy for" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Multi-award Winning Production Company Delivering Prime Time Content in More than 30 Countries Builds a State-of- The-Art Facility Around Final Cut Pro X." 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How the smartphone became the remote control of your life: We bet you couldn't quit your phone even if you wanted to."  CNET 8:47 AM
  • "India Sees Opportunity in Trade Fight: Luring Big Companies From China/India is making a push to get Apple Inc. and other big brands to switch production there as the risks of manufacturing in China rise along with trade tensions." [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Apple starts selling locally assembled iPhone XR in India" Reuters 10:53 AM
  • "Six months after settlement, Apple and Qualcomm opposing each other in UK court: interventions in Unwired Planet v. HuaweiFoss Patents 3:24 PM
  • "Apple says patent troll should 'stop digging' in appeal to Supreme Court" AppleInsider 1:45 PM
  • "Apple turns to City's highest tower before lights go on at power station" The Times UK [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:37 PM
  • "iPhone Display Supplier Sees OLED Smartphone Deluge From 2021" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "As Apple Improves Its Maps App, Google Responds By Adding A Popular Waze Feature To Google Maps On iOS" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "The Apple TV+ hype machine rolls into London's Underground" iMore 10:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Phone case created out of artificial skin" BBC 9:07 AM
  • "'I lost £4,000 in a call centre scam': Doug Varey was offered security software which sounded like a good deal." [Video Report] BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg knows he comes across as 'robotic': The Facebook CEO tells NBC News he's working to improve his communications skills." CNET 7:49 PM
  • "New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads" TechCrunch 1:45 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Pete Buttigieg on Campaign Hires" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords: Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into 'smart spies.'" Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "Facial recognition: This new AI tool can spot when you are nervous or confused/Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that is more accurate at tracking complex facial expressions such as awkward giggles, nervousness or confusion." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Former Apple Engineering Director Don Melton - TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet on Catalina, Private Servers, Subscription Software, More" The MUG Center 3:16 PM
  • "Current Apple = Old Linux, iPad Buying Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-21" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 21, 2019 – Apple AR rumors, 16-inch MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting – Mac Geek Gab 785" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM
  • "Kuo: 'iPhone SE 2' to Feature Improved Antenna Design, Production Will Begin in Early 2020"  MacRumors 1:43 PM
  • "Some Apple TV owners experiencing repeated crashes when browsing in the TV app on tvOS 13"  9to5Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Long-Rumored ARM Macs And AR Headset Pegged For 2020 Release" HotHardware 4:56 PM
  • "Apple plans its own Mac processors, report claims" Computerworld 10:12 AM
  • "Google says unlimited full-res HEIC photo backups for iPhones is a bug" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "How iOS's brilliant Security Code AutoFill came to be" Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "How iOS 13 dark mode saves iPhone battery by up to 30%" GearBrain 8:28 AM
  • "Demand for 16-inch notebooks to rise: Notebooks with 16-inch ultra-thin bezel displays are expected to become a new trend among vendors in the next few years, following the upcoming release of Apple's new notebook, according to sources from the supply chain." DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:09 AM
  • "DigiTimes: 16-Inch MacBook Pro to Launch by End of October With Ultra-Slim Bezels and Scissor Keyboard" MacRumors 9:09 AM
  • "iOS 13.1.3 issues with Apple's U1 chip are causing AirDrop on some iPhone 11 units to fail" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone Alarm Clock Not Woking, Fix" macReports 10:56 AM

  • "Apple Watch Series 5 Review: One month later" iMore 10:57 AM
  • "Night Sight fight expanded: The Pixel 4 is no match for the iPhone 11 in low light/Apple's computational photography continues to impress." Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Camera shootout: Pixel 4 vs the best smartphone cameras around" Android Authority 8:28 AM
  • "Move Over, Airpods: Microsoft's Surface Earbuds Are Ideal for Runners/A great alternative to Apple Airpods, Microsoft's new earphones are the next-gen of fit tech" Men's Health 1:35 PM
  • "Hands-on: How Mujjo's leather and wallet cases for iPhone 11 compare to Apple's" 9to5Mac 6:34 PM
iOS Apps
  • "iPad sketch app Paper adds brilliant creative templates [Review] Cult of Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Down in Bermuda' Review – Puzzles, Exploration, and Orb-Seeking Goodness" Touch Arcade 6:34 PM
  • "Arcade review: Grindstone - a puzzler with a great pedigree" iDownload Blog 2:11 PM
  • "How to Use Dark Mode on iPad with iPadOS 13" OS X Daily 7:09 PM
  • "How to mute annoying email threads in iOS 13" Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "How to delete messages from an Apple Watch in 5 steps" Business Insider 9:05 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone headphones louder in 3 different ways" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "Bloomberg on the Bidding for 'South Park' Streaming Rights" Daring Fireball 1:44 PM
  • "Apple TV+ will be a playground of possibility" Apple Must 11:43 AM
  • "The iPhone Pro 11"s 4k 60fps recording gives it a leg-up on the Pixel 4: Aspiring filmmakers, take note" The Next Web 10:57 AM
  • "Editorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone channel checks, but they're still not reliable"  AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "The Internet and the Third Estate" Stratechery 10:56 AM
  • "Pixel 4's Transcription App vs. World's Fastest Talking Woman: Can It Keep Up?" [Video] [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 is oh so awesome [Review] BetaNews 8:29 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: New features don't justify the price" Mashable 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iA Writer updated with Dark Mode and more for iOS 13 and iPadOS" 9to5Mac 7:01 PM
  • "Adobe is reportedly bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020: It still hasn't launched Photoshop" The Verge 6:35 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 21: David Ginsburg, Walter Murch, LumaFusion, Alexa, WordPress" MacVoices 9:01 AM
  • "Yelp update brings Apple Watch compass support" 9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Konami's 'eFootball PES 2020" Went into Early Access a Few Days Ago Ahead of Its Official Launch on iOS and Android This Thursday" Touch Arcade 8:26 AM
  • "'Undead Horde' from 10tons Releases This Thursday on iOS with Discounted Pre-Orders Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:26 AM
  • "Wolf Online 2 released for iOS/Android - Realistic Animal Hunting" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts" Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Microsoft reveals 'Secured-core' to block firmware attacks/The new layer of security is for high-end PCs and the first Windows 10 'Secured-core' PC is the Arm-powered Surface Pro X." ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Secured Core PCs could be the most hacker-resistant laptops ever" Digital Trends 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft Partners with PC Makers on Secure-Core PCs" Thurrott 2:13 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Mover for Azure cloud migration" CNBC 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud file migration service Mover" Neowin 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Mover to help with Microsoft 365 cloud migration" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud file-migration specialist Mover" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Microsoft buys Mover to make moving from Google Drive to OneDrive a snap" PCWorld 3:25 PM
  • "Microsoft + Humana partnership uses the cloud to make patient records actionable" TechRepublic 1:35 PM
  • "SAP in three-year cloud partnership with Microsoft" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "SAP and Microsoft team up on 3-year cloud deal, strengthening relationship between tech giants" GeekWire 8:26 AM
  • "SAP partners with Microsoft for first-in-market cloud migration offerings" CNW Group 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft: Why Investors Expect Upbeat Earnings" Market Realist 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI rewrites sentences based on context" VentureBeat 10:15 AM
  • "IBM Says Google's Quantum Leap Was a Quantum Flop: A paper from Google leaked last month claimed its researchers had achieved 'quantum supremacy.' Now, IBM says Google rigged the test." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 PM
  • "IBM researchers dismiss Google 'quantam supremacy' claim" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:08 PM
  • "IBM Loses Its Groove: Letting the cloud pass by looks more like a fatal error for IBM every quarter." Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "Red Hat and the IBM play in hybrid cloud: The cloud market is growing rapidly, but it's also in a state of flux." Network World 8:57 AM
  • "IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project" The Engineer 8:58 AM
  • "IBM Stock Remains in Recovery Mode Despite Revenue Miss" Investopedia 8:50 AM
  • "Good news for AMD: Intel's CPU shortages could last well into 2020" TechRadar UK 9:02 AM
  • "Details About 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Appear: 24 and 32 Cores, Up to 280 W" AnandTech 11:34 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3750X with 105 W TDP: Spotted at AMD" AnandTech 2:12 PM
  • "AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs" AnandTech 3:19 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-10980XE shown up by the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 3DMark" NotebookCheck 9:03 AM
  • "Intel Core i5 Desktop Comet Lake CPU With 6 Cores and 12 Threads Leaks Out – Core i5 Finally Gets Multi-Threading Support" WCCFTech 9:03 AM
  • "Intel head in Brazil steps down: Mauricio Ruiz leaves the company after two decades" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5 Comet Lake-S CPU spotted in SiSoftware database" Digital Trends 8:05 PM
  • "Alleged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Turing Specs Revealed" HotHardware 4:56 PM
  • "Dell EMC diverges HCI into networking and storage units" Blocks & Files 8:56 AM
  • "Are Investors Undervaluing Dell Technologies Right Now?" Zacks 8:56 AM
  • "Mark Hurd: Silicon Valley's Ultimate Salesman" ITPro Today 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle mourns 'brilliant' co-CEO Mark Hurd" CRN 8:59 AM
  • "Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update For All Product Families" WebProNews 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle: What is customer experience (and why you should care)" ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum" Tech Central 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco Fixes Vulnerabilities in its Aironet Access Point Software" CISO Mag 8:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Overtakes Microsoft in $1 Trillion Race" Market Realist 3:24 PM
  • "Apple Edges Higher After Raymond James Boosts Price Target: The boost from analysts at Raymond James comes as Apple stock rides a months-long winning streak." TheStreet 10:21 AM
  • "Will Apple Stock Reach $250 after Its Earnings?" Market Realist 9:10 AM
  • "Apple target price boosted to Street-high target at Raymond James" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher; Dow's ascent clipped by Boeing's slump: Boeing shares suffer third straight decline" MarketWatch 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Renewed Hope for U.S.-China Trade Pact, Earnings Optimism: Stocks finished higher Monday, bolstered by potential progress in the U.S.-China trade war and optimism about upcoming earnings reports." TheStreet 5:34 PM
  • "Stocks close in on record highs as earnings, trade provide boost" FOXBusiness 5:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb to Start a Busy Week of Earnings: U.S. stocks inched higher Monday to start a busy week of corporate earnings, while investors continued to track developments in the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union." [Paid Membership Required] 5:33 PM
  • "European Stocks Are Higher As Everyone Watches The Next Brexit Move" Barron's 8:51 AM

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