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Phil Schiller, team revamp MacBook Pro addressing customer issues. Overall, you approve, disapprove of Apple's trajectory here? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Salesforce announces latest news in partnership with Apple, Tim Cook to speak with Marc Benioff tomorrow, news clear sign of Apple's deepening push into the enterprise; iPhone 11 doing quite well in China according to new data; Apple Card "'another credit card with a few innovative features'" according to Russian bank executive; Eclectic Light Company on importance of resetting, maintaining your Mac's SMC, NVRAM; content blocking extension 1Blocker 3 for Safari reviewed at Macworld; New York Times feature on the seismic shift streaming wars are bringing to Hollywood; AirPods high on holiday list of teenagers; T-Mobile's John Legere is leaving company May 2020, passing roll to COO Mike Sievert; AirPods Pro vs. Bose QC35, and Steven Aquino at iMore looks at the new models "from an accessibility perspective"; Ben Thompson says "conventional wisdom has flipped" proving integration is best, Apple prime example; and Computerworld OpEd takes Phil Schiller's Chromebook-in-education smacktalk to task.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple and Salesforce Ignite Productivity and Learning on the Best Devices for Business" ["Apple CEO Tim Cook will join Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff for a fireside chat at Dreamforce 2019 on Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 p.m. PT at Yerba Buena Theater."]  Salesforce 8:11 AM
  • "Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life"  TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Salesforce announces new iOS enterprise apps: Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear at Salesforce annual conference..." Computerworld 8:27 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Scores Early China Success, Official Data Shows"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Card is just 'another credit card with a few innovative features,' Russian bank exec says/According to Sberbank's David Rafalovsky, there's little more to the Apple Card than what's on the surface: a credit card and a digital wallet to support it."  CNBC 7:49 AM
OS X
News
  • "Transformation is all about flow." Claris 10:56 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "1Blocker 3 review: Safari extension revamps its content-blocking for macOS Catalina/A revamped tool for blocking unwanted tracking, JavaScript, and other browsing intrusions takes advantage of new Safari features." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "AnyRecover Review: How to Recover Photos/Videos/Documents from Mac Easily" Apple World Today 9:40 AM
  • "Review: Mimeo Photos is the Best Mac Photo Printing Solution" The Mac Observer 3:08 PM
  • "How to set your Mac as a shared backup destination for Time Machine: Apple makes it easy if you know the right box to check." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to print or save your Calendar as a PDF on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "How to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PC" Business Insider 3:20 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Whisky tango foxtrot: Xcode allows ObjC switch unindenting" Erica Sadun 3:33 PM
  • "7 reasons IBM says every enterprise should support Macs" Apple Must 10:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Opening the Doors on Claris Connect Beta – Power of Workflow Automation for All" Claris 10:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces press event on Dec. 2" CNBC 3:58 PM
  • "Apple is hosting a surprise December 2nd event 'honoring' apps and games" The Verge 3:58 PM
  • "A Statement on FRAND Licensing of SEPs" Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Reiterates Commitment to FRAND Licensing of Standards-Essential Patents Following Intel Deal" MacRumors 11:00 AM
  • "US Senator proposes new law aimed at limiting Apple data flow to China" Cult of Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Senate bill would block US companies from storing data in China" Engadget 3:28 PM
  • "The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to ChangeOnce a generation, Hollywood experiences a seismic shift. It is happening again." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Hawley bill targets Apple and TikTok ties to China" Axios 8:49 PM
  • "Apple's Research app: What does it want your health data for? Apple launched its Research app with three new health studies using information from the iPhone and Watch. Here's what the studies are aiming to find out." ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Apple to capture top spot in 5G smartphones in 2020, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 7:49 AM
  • "President Trump will tour Apple's Mac Pro factory in Texas this week" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Trump to visit Apple's Austin factory ahead of Mac Pro launch" CNET 4:14 PM
  • "Late-night Today at Apple sessions could tap the creative energy of Apple's only 24-hour store" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Teens want AirPods, Nike and Louis Vuitton for Christmas, survey shows" CNBC 7:57 AM
  • "Teens love Apple's AirPods, and they're putting them on their holiday wish lists more than ever before" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "Snap's Spiegel says Apple is already helping to grow the Augmented Reality market" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC chairman wants public auction to repurpose satellite bands for 5G" Engadget 6:41 PM
  • "FCC chairman Pai backs public auction to free up spectrum in C-band for 5G" Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Google Stadia will launch with 22 games on first day, up from just 12 last week" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "John Legere will step down as T-Mobile CEO next year" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "John Legere is leaving T-Mobile: COO Mike Sievert will take over as CEO on May 1st, 2020." Engadget 7:52 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Former Apple Director of Federal Sales David Sobotta -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "#272: Double Secret Vice President of Keyboards/A week later, we're pondering the 16-inch MacBook Pro and what it means about how Apple listens to customers and criticism. We also look into the future to wonder where Apple will take touchscreen devices and whether we're uncomfortable about Apple's interest in augmented reality." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:33 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: November 18, 2019 – 16-inch MacBook Pro teardown, more" 9to5Mac 3:19 PM
  • "MacVoices Gift Guide #2" MacVoices 3:08 PM
  • "Apple and Customer Feedback, Holiday Shopping – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-18" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "13-Inch MacBook Pro With Scissor Keyboard Expected in First Half of 2020" MacRumors 11:03 AM
  • "MacBook Pro rumor: 13-inch model to get the Magic Keyboard in 2020" Macworld 11:57 AM
  • "Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro Rumored For Scissor Keyboard Makeover In Early 2020" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 16" 2019 Video Teardown—A Better Keyboard Can't Fix This Thing" iFixit 4:00 PM
  • "New 16-inch MacBook Pro: Teardown reveals old scissor-switch keyboard in all its glory" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 13.2.3 with more background app improvements, Mail fixes, more" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.3 With Bug Fixes for Messages, Mail and More" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 [Download] iClarified 12:23 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iOS 13.2.3 is the latest in Apple's constant series of updates to patch recurrent bugs and undisclosed security flaws for iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and later models, plus iPod Touch 7." Apple Support 9:05 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM

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Reviews
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro review: The keyboard is probably enough to convince those waiting" AppleInsider 6:12 PM
  • "A closer, hands-on look with the 16-inch MacBook Pro's top features" AppleInsider 11:58 AM
  • "AirPods Pro review: Android users get too little for too much" Android Central 3:19 PM
  • "Apple AirPods Pro vs Bose QC35: A 5,000 mile noise cancellation test" GearBrain 9:40 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Takes Accessible Earbuds to the Next Level" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds review: Razer takes aim at Apple's AirPods" BGR 3:29 PM
  • "Apple's Magic Keyboard Has A Rival With The Superb New Logitech MX Keys" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Jabra Elite 75t review: Massive bass from tiny earbuds" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to change Notes settings on iPhone to customize the app" Business Insider 4:00 PM
  • "'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it up" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "How to use private browsing on your iPhone, and turn it off when you're done browsing" Business Insider 3:20 PM
  • "How to crop, straighten and unskew photos on iPad and iPhone" Cult of Mac 3:20 PM
  • "How To Scan Documents With Your iPhone" MacMost 3:09 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 16" 2019 Teardown" iFixit 1:51 PM
  • "How To Manage Downloads In Safari On iPhone And iPad" macReports 7:58 AM
  • "How To Turn Off Apple TV Notifications" macReports 7:57 AM
  • "How to customize your iPhone Notification settings" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 7:14 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The guy whose Apple Card rant went viral explains why it fails on even 'basic functionality': 'I've owned the Apple Card for 3 months...this is why it sucks'"  MarketWatch 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Is Removing All Vaping Apps From Its App Store" Daring Fireball 11:59 AM
  • "Wish List: Edit iOS's autocorrect dictionary" Six Colors 9:57 AM
  • "Consumer Reports thinks AirPods Pro are great, but not Galaxy Buds great" Cult of Mac 9:57 AM
  • "Video: Google Pixel 4 XL from the perspective of an iPhone 11 Pro user" iDownload Blog 9:40 AM
  • "Integration and Monopoly" ["Now, five years on, the conventional wisdom has flipped: integration is clearly the best. Just look at Apple! Indeed, looking at Apple, it is hard to escape that conclusion, but it worth pointing out that the last week has highlighted a number of potential downsides."]  Stratechery 8:26 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple: For the education market, Chromebook is the clear winner/Apple started this fight with some old-school smack talk, but it only highlighted how it's clinging to the old PC-centric model."  Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "The AirPods Pro have me dreaming of reality-suppressing tech" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Devices that Aren't Available in 'Pro' Versions" Kirkville 8:05 AM
  • "How Apple is limiting data collection on your iPhone, part 1" Apple World Today 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 12 vs. Galaxy S11: New Samsung flagship rumored to be boring as iPhone gets a major redesign" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "For Apple and Disney+, Getting People to Sign Up Isn't the Hard Part" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Stadia vs. GeForce Now vs. PlayStation Now: Game Streaming Service Shoot-Out" PC Magazine 3:13 PM
  • "Google Stadia review: The revolution isn't now" Digital Trends 11:58 AM
  • "Google Stadia review: the best of cloud gaming is still just a beta" The Verge 11:58 AM
  • "I've been playing games on Google's ambitious new Netflix-like game service for the last week, and it's clear the service isn't ready for primetime" Business Insider 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video Game Console. Don'tThe search giant's new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia review: The future of gaming, if you have the data for it" Android Authority 11:57 AM
  • "Google Stadia review -- It works, but it doesn't matter" VentureBeat 11:57 AM
  • "Hands-on: Google Stadia works as advertised, but lacks a killer app" The Next Web 11:56 AM
  • "Opinion: AI For Good Is Often Bad/Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn't address their root causes." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Reaction to the new 16 inch MacBook Pro..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community" TechCrunch 6:13 PM
  • "Apple's WWDC App is Now 'Apple Developer App' With Year Round News, Videos and More" MacRumors 6:12 PM
  • "iOS 13.2.3 Jailbreak With Checkra1n Update Likely To Come Soon" Redmond Pie 4:18 PM
  • "Amazon expands free music streaming to Android, iOS and Fire TV" Engadget 4:14 PM
  • "Olloclip aims to enhance iPhone 11 photography with new external lens systems" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "AirFly Pro: Essential kit for AirPod users" Apple Must 11:52 AM
  • "iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Castro Podcast Player gains Apple Watch streaming for iPhone free playback" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Gorgeous and tranquil puzzler Spring Falls has now launched for iOS" 148Apps 9:57 AM
  • "New Belkin iPhone 11 Products Released in Time for Holidays" The Mac Observer 9:55 AM
  • "Deezer's lossless audio finally comes to Android, iOS and the web" Engadget 9:40 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 18: Dave Hamilton, The Cloud, Digital Photography" The MUG Center 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana is going away for some iOS and Android devices" GearBrain 7:59 AM
  • "Ubisoft Is Bringing the Platform Fighter 'Brawlhalla' to Mobile in 2020 on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 7:54 AM
  • "'Sky: Children of the Light' 0.7.0 and the Season of Belonging Are Now Live on iOS with New Content, Features, and Fixes" Touch Arcade 7:54 AM
  • "Cool Holdings Announces the Opening of its Newest Simply Mac Store in Louisville, Kentucky" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "Salesforce launches new Salesforce Mobile App, Trailhead GO with Apple, exclusive iOS, iPadOS features" ZDNet 7:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe" Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft taps Eric Holder to audit Israeli partner in demonstration of tech's struggle to self-regulate" GeekWire 12:21 PM
  • "Nvidia and Microsoft launch Azure supercomputing instance" VentureBeat 6:13 PM
  • "Intel, AMD and Nvidia step up their fight for AI chips in the high-performance arena: Intel talks up its first graphics chip designed for high-performance computing as chip giant tries to chase down rivals Nvidia and AMD" MarketWatch 8:15 PM
  • "Intel-Lenovo to launch exascale council with NCI as a founding member" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Intel, Lenovo, and others launch Project Everyscale council to advance exascale computing" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Intel at Supercomputing 2019: Xe Architecture GPUs & More" Zacks 9:40 AM
  • "Intel and Argonne National Lab on 'exascale' and their new Aurora supercomputer" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Intel's Koduri continues a GPU computing revolution he helped start years ago" ZDNet 3:13 PM
  • "Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week" ZDNet 9:40 AM
  • "AMD showcases Epyc HPC, cloud momentum at SC19" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "NVIDIA GPUs now work with Arm processors, Magnum open source I/O accelerates data workloads for AI" ZDNet 6:34 PM
  • "HP Rejects Xerox's Offer as 'Too Low'—What Next?" Market Realist 11:02 AM
  • "HP Just Rejected Xerox. Here Are the Moves It Could Make Next." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:10 PM
  • "HP Has Plenty of Good Reasons for Rejecting Xerox's Initial Buyout Offer: Though HP says it's still open to some kind of deal with Xerox, the deal that Xerox proposed would carry major financial risks on top of all the execution and revenue growth risks any kind of merger between the firms would carry." RealMoney 12:10 PM
  • "HPE unveils revamped HPC portfolio with Cray technology" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HPE launches container platform, aims to be 100% open source Kubernetes" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HP Plays Hard to Get, but Charts Provide a Clearer Picture" RealMoney 8:12 AM
  • "IBM's 'Code and Response' documentary proves developers can be superheroes too" The Next Web 3:28 PM
  • "Dell's Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition Comes w/ Ryzen 5 3500 or Ryzen 9 3950X" AnandTech 8:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's How Much Warren Buffett Has Made on Apple: The tech company now makes up more than 15% of Berkshire Hathaway's book value." Motley Fool 7:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks post back-to-back records but lack of a China trade pact caps gains: Dow finishes above 28,000 milestone for the second session in a row" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Finish at Record Highs; Gains Are Capped by U.S.-China Trade Pessimism: Stocks closed in record territory Monday after reaching all-time intraday highs but pessimism about a trade agreement between the U.S. and China made investors cautious." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Jones Led By Disney Stock; Nvidia, AMD Power Nasdaq 100, But Is Wall Street Too Complacent?" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P, Nasdaq knock out new records: Investors remain optimistic on the outlook for U.S. stocks" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher in Quiet Session: Stocks drifted higher in a quiet session Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite to another trio of closing records." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise as traders cautiously await trade developments: Stocks gain in Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "European stocks tread water after six winning weeks: Bidding war breaks out for Spanish stock exchange" MarketWatch 8:28 AM

 
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