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Thursday Highlights: Apple ponders News+, Apple Music and Apple TV+ bundle according to Bloomberg, but "move could anger publishers, who would see their fees cut under any further discount"; presidential contender Elizabeth Warren joins furor over Apple Card/Goldman Sachs gender bias issue; Apple announces health studies in Research app covering "Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing"; additional health news from Stanford Medicine Researchers showing Apple Watch helps catch heart A-Fib, full study posted in New England Journal of Medicine; US Southern District of California indicts 14 people in a $6 million counterfeit iPhone scheme; hello Moto! The Razr returns in a nostalgic package with unique foldable screen, CNET's Jessica Dolcourt shows off the new phone in a detailed video review; new 16" MacBook Pro offers new, better keyboard, laptop points to future direction in which Apple "aligns with the needs of its customers and is fully invested in continuing to refine and advance the state of the art".

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Considering Bundling Digital Subscriptions as Soon as 2020: Apple Inc. is considering bundling its paid internet services, including News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, as soon as 2020, in a bid to gain more subscribers, according to people familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Apple could bundle news, TV, and music into one subscription as soon as 2020" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Apple might be planning its own subscription bundle" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Apple News+ has struggled to add subscribers since first week of launch in March, sources say"  CNBC 2:05 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren Slams Goldman Over Apple Card Bias Furor"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Lawmakers turned their fire on Goldman Sachs over Apple Card and said the bank needs to explain its algorithm" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Says App Store 'Revolutionized' Developer Market"  Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Catalina warning: Don't upgrade if you rely on a Drobo 8D" ["November 14 Update: We originally published this article on October 10. Since then, we've gotten a statement from Rod Harrison, VP of Engineering at StorCentric, parent company of Drobo"] ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper" MacRumors 10:06 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How To Fix Slow Startup Times In macOS" macReports 10:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "New to Mac? Learn the basics of the Mac App Store" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "How to restore correct dates for images in Photos: Due to exports, image downloads, and restoring old volumes, your images might import with the wrong dates." Macworld 7:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "JNUC 2019: For enterprise pros, it's like the old days of Apple events/Jamf has built a unique event that digs deep into the community it serves and echoes the big shows Apple used to put on."  Computerworld 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Music Replay Provides a Summary of Your Music Listening; or Does It?" Kirkville 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Concertino web app turns Apple Music into a 'magical classical music jukebox'" 9to5Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Recosoft releases PDF2ID 2020 - PDF to InDesign 2020 converter ships" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches three innovative studies today in the new Research app: The Apple Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing Studies Now Open for Enrollment"  Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple launches app to let users enroll in health studies" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Through Apple Heart Study, Stanford Medicine Researchers Show Wearable Technology Can Help Detect Atrial Fibrillation: Study shows that Apple Watch app can identify heart rhythm irregularities, which can help catch atrial fibrillation."  Business Wire 7:16 AM
  • "Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation" ["Participants without atrial fibrillation (as reported by the participants themselves) used a smartphone (Apple iPhone) app to consent to monitoring. If a smartwatch-based irregular pulse notification algorithm identified possible atrial fibrillation, a telemedicine visit was initiated and an electrocardiography (ECG) patch was mailed to the participant, to be worn for up to 7 days."] New England Journal of Medicine 8:03 AM
  • "Got an iPhone, Apple Watch? Your movements and heart rate could help medical breakthroughs" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "iPhone scam cost Apple more than $6 million" CNET 9:36 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple to Capture Top Spot in 5G Smartphones in 2020"  Strategy Analytics 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Lead 5G Smartphone Shipments in 2020" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Apple fired a store helper accused of sending himself a woman's intimate photo while fixing her phone" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Store Employee Sent Customer's 'Intimate' Photo to Himself" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Woman in China goes blind in one eye after smartphone overuse" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Servant — 'Making Jericho' | Apple TV+" YouTube 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rules: Cities challenge FCC vote to preempt local fees and broadband regulations." Ars Technica 3:29 PM
  • "Google's Curie undersea cable now connects the US and Chile: It will begin transmitting 72 Tbps of bandwidth in 2020." Engadget 11:51 AM
  • "Google activates RCS messaging in the US, gives metaphorical finger to carriers" Android Authority 11:51 AM
  • "Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "How SMS Works—and Why You Shouldn't Use It Anymore: It's time to start practicing safe texting." Popular Mechanics 11:18 AM
  • "Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "'Doom' Co-Creator Leaves Facebook to Develop Human-Like AI at Home: John Carmack has stepped down as CTO of Oculus to pursue the problem of artificial intelligence while working from home." Vice 9:54 AM
  • "John Carmack Steps Back From Oculus Role To Work On Artificial Intelligence" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Hello, Moto. The foldable Razr's secret keyboard is a blast from the past: Motorola's new Razr phone winks at the past with an Easter egg dialer reminiscent of the original Razr phone." CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Motorola throws back to the future with a foldable Razr reboot" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple's Research App, Health Studies – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-14" The Mac Observer 3:23 PM
  • "MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #1" MacVoices 11:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Has a New Flagship Pro Laptop: The Mac maker continues to push upmarket with Pro devices." Motley Fool 9:17 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: Apple reveals new, bigger laptop with updated keyboard" The Independent 9:18 AM
  • "The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has a mediocre 720p camera, no Wi-Fi 6 support" iDownload Blog 11:09 AM
  • "RIP 15-inch MacBook Pro: We hardly knew you" iMore 1:42 PM
  • "Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2" AppleInsider 4:00 PM
  • "Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple looking into a finger-mounted device for controlling a Mac or 'Apple Glasses" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's Siri may one day respond to your facial expressions and emotions" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Releases Firmware Update for AirPods Pro" MacRumors 11:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Dumps the Butterfly Keyboard on New MacBook Pro: Among other features, the new 16-inch laptop has a keyboard based on an earlier, more reliable mechanism instead of the troubled 'butterfly' design" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Apple TV+ For All Mankind: Flawless, Imperfect, and Fascinating" The Mac Observer 1:58 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Research hands-on: Want to share years of personal data for free?" VentureBeat 1:42 PM
  • "iMessage vs. Google's new texting update: Can Android's messaging app take on Apple?" CNET 1:49 PM
  • "Triode: Internet Radio from The Iconfactory with AirPlay 2, Apple Music Integration, and CarPlay" MacStories 12:08 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 4:00 PM
  • "How to reset the Safari browser on your iPhone in 2 different ways" Business Insider 3:59 PM
  • "How to use the Compass app on your iPhone to stay on track and figure out your exact location" Business Insider 1:50 PM
  • "How to tell if your iPhone has water damage — even if it's water-resistant" Business Insider 1:42 PM
  • "How to clean ear tips and case for your AirPods Pro" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Apple TV+ Is Cupertino's Biggest Gamble Yet"  Forbes 2:00 PM
  • "Will Apple TV+ Take A Bite Out Of Netflix? New Study Shows Wide Recognition, But Slim Pickings On Revenue" InMyArea 1:50 PM
  • "Why the new MacBook Pro will be my first new Mac in 6 years" Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "I would totally pay $50 a month to Apple for an iPhone+ bundle"  Macworld 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's gone back to its old keyboard — now it should replace the butterfly models for free: Do the decent thing, Apple"  The Next Web 9:56 AM
  • "Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "Comment: A widescreen MacBook Pro is the 16-inch model I'd buy" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro is nice, but it's missing a few things I still want: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is reactionary, not revolutionary."  Macworld 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Motorola Razr is Back! Forget Nostalgia. It's All About the Future!" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Motorola Razr hands-on: A foldable design that makes so much sense/Motorola's foldable phone just might be the smartest approach yet." ZDNet 8:18 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS updated with performance and bug fixes" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "Niantic Just Announced the November Schedule for 'Pokemon GO' Featuring Various Bonuses and Specials for Players" Touch Arcade 1:50 PM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
  • "WaterField welcomes the new 16" MacBook Pro with a gorgeous hand-crafted leather briefcase" iDownload Blog 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Music Replay lets you relive your fave tracks of 2019" Memeburn 8:21 AM
  • "Look back over your favorite songs of 2019 with Apple Music Replay" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "1Password was profitable and self-funded for 14 years. Now Accel just wrote its biggest check ever to invest $200 million in the startup." [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "'Battle Breakers' from Epic Games Is Available Worldwide on iOS, Android, and PC after a Long Soft Launch" Touch Arcade 8:04 AM
  • "Waterproof wireless earbuds with 150 hours of battery? Step aside, AirPods." Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "HomeRun Apple Watch app gains tons of new icons for controlling HomeKit with complications" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "TwelveSouth's AirFly Pro wireless headphone jack adapter now available at Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Has Microsoft given up on small business?" The Guardian 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft and Salesforce Strike Partnership, Helping Thaw Chilly Relations" Bloomberg 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft: If you're on Windows 10 version 1803, you'll be automatically upgraded" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "'Collaboration key to innovation,' says Microsoft's Shanahan" Tech Central 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft kills off My People, deprecates other Windows 10 features" BetaNews 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows Community Toolkit 6" Thurrott 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft flings Chromium Edge for ARM PCs at beta testers" The Inquirer 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft announces reserved capacity offerings for six more Azure services" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Intel's Ponte Vecchio Xe GPU is named after a bridge and isn't for you: We'd have called it Bridget" The Inquirer 9:09 AM
  • "Intel's 7nm Xe discrete graphics is reportedly codenamed 'Ponte Vecchio'" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow's speed boost" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Take a look at Intel's AI chip hardware" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Intel Xe Discrete Graphics based on 7nm - has HBM and carries codenamed Ponte Vecchio" Guru3D 7:22 AM
  • "New Intel CPUs hit by cyberattack" ITProPortal 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: A 16-Core Zen 2 Powerhouse" HotHardware 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review" bit-tech 8:01 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch comes with Radeon Pro 5500M" Hexus 7:21 AM
  • "Carl Icahn urges 'no brainer' merger of HP and Xerox: Investor leverages his $1.2bn stake in PC maker" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "IBM hopes to change weather forecasting around the globe using big data and a new supercomputer" CNBC 7:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sell Apple Stock Because iPhone Sales Will Disappoint, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Apple Gets Rare Sell Rating as Maxim Warns About iPhone Trends" Bloomberg 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "The Dow Falls 33 Points as Trade Talks Hit a New Snag" MarketWatch 11:50 AM
  • "Wall Street Rally Pauses on Renewed Doubts About U.S.-China Trade Pact" TheStreet 11:51 AM
  • "China opens doors to $1B of US poultry imports" FOXBusiness 11:52 AM
  • "Cisco's Disappointing Outlook Weighs on Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:52 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed after weaker economic data from China, Japan" MarketWatch 7:24 AM
  • "European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and 'worst of all worlds' German economic data" MarketWatch 7:24 AM

 
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