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Tuesday Highlights: Apple Card and other elite cards not well received at retailers who don't like paying fees which can cut up to half of their profits on sales; Apple sues ex iPhone chip architect alleging contract breach when he set up own chip company after leaving Apple; MacStories reviews Drafts for Mac; did Apple tamper with user privacy over Crimea maps fiasco with Russia?; antitrust regulators in the European Union refining arguments to force tech giants like Apple "to do more to ensure a level playing field"; will a morphing Apple Pencil ever see light of day?; Wired, Computerworld review new 16" MacBook Pro.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Retailers Don't Like Paying the Fees for Your Apple Card: Premium plastic has become a flashpoint in negotiations between the country's largest stores and the Visa and Mastercard networks." ["A grocer can lose more than half its profit on a sale when someone pays with an Apple Card, or one of its elite competitors, rather than a normal card."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Apple sues former employee over new chip venture"  Axios 8:01 AM
  • "Apple accused of monitoring employee text messages in lawsuit against ex-chip exec"  CNBC 8:26 AM
  • "Apple is suing former chief architect of iPhone chips" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Apple suing former iPhone chip designer for breach of contract" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple is suing its former lead chip designer after he quit to set up his own chip company" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Ex-Apple Executive Accused of Betrayal Says He Was Snooped On"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "The Finder Can't Quite Because An Operation Is Still In Progress On An iOS Device" macReports 10:01 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Drafts for Mac: It's Action Time" MacStories 9:10 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Color Finale 2 for Final Cut Pro X Released" fcp.co 8:07 AM
  • "Edison Mail makes the jump to the desktop with a new Mac app" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Edison Mail, The Most Popular Independent Email App Now Available for Mac — Giving Consumers Control Over Privacy & Ads" Business Wire 7:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "EU antitrust regulators mull tougher line against tech giants: EU antitrust regulators are considering taking a tougher line against tech giants by forcing them to do more to ensure a level playing field, a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday, a move which could affect Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google."  Reuters 8:07 AM
  • "Report: Wearables Shipments Surged, Thanks to Hearables" ["Apple is the worldwide leader in wearables."] Thurrott 8:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Tells US Attorney General It's Not Prepared To Get Rid Of Encryption On WhatsApp And Messenger" BuzzFeed News 9:29 AM
  • "Gmail: To save sending a bunch of emails, you can now forward them as attachments" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Google's new Shopping portal will show you what everyone else wants to buy" Engadget 8:08 AM
Publications/Podcasts
Hardware/Software
  • "MacBook Pro 16-inch is here, but what about Apple's AR glasses? Will Apple's AR glasses see the light of day in 2022?" CNET 8:45 AM
  • "Highlights of the day: FPCB makers eyeing 5G iPhone orders" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Pencil could change shape for the user's comfort" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Car passengers could use AR and VR headsets without feeling sick" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Wins 2-Way Charging Patent for a Future MacBook Pro that could recharge iDevices and Cases for AirPods" Patently Apple 8:07 AM
  • "Apple patent involves determining the 'body location' of your iPhone" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Two weeks with a 16-inch MacBook Pro" Computerworld 9:55 AM
  • "Review: Apple MacBook Pro (2019)/The new 16-inch configuration of Apple's premier laptop is a good (and expensive) apology—if you don't mind a massive machine." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Creative T100 speakers sound fantastic and are easy to set up" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Lightroom 5.1 Adds Direct SD Card Importing on iPad and iPhone, Plus New Export Options" MacStories 8:07 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Optimize And Extend The Battery Life On iPhone" macReports 8:11 AM
  • "How to recover deleted notes on iCloud.com" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "Does Apple ID two-factor work if you leave the country? Make sure you know what devices and phone numbers you trust." Macworld 8:00 AM
Tips
  • "Apple Card Monthly Installments: How the Interest-Free iPhone Financing Plan Works" MacRumors 9:46 AM
  • "7 landscape photo tips if all you have is an iPhone (or Pixel 4, Galaxy S10 Plus...)" CNET 8:45 AM
  • "Many App Store and iTunes customers no longer receiving email receipts for purchases" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Aren't We Talking About Banking Disruption?" ["The so-called neo-banks, fintech companies, apps, digital platforms or tech giants such as Amazon, Googleand Apple, even telecom operators, now threaten to dismantle the value chain of traditional banking piece by piece."]  Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "The unwearable lightness of being: Apple's market success" Macworld 8:00 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google's voice Recorder is Pixel's best new app. Here's how to use it" CNET 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Versatile Insta360 GO action camera lands at Apple Stores in exclusive bundle" 9to5Mac 9:30 AM
  • "Frame.io Makes its Debut on the iPad" Frame.io 9:06 AM
  • "'Old School Musical – Pocket Edition' Is Now Available for Free on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:21 AM
  • "Outlook for iOS now supports Do Not Disturb option" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "Waze adds snow and ice alerts to keep you from skidding off-road" Mashable 8:11 AM
  • "Google Maps Incognito Mode rolled out for Apple iOS" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Card's interest-free iPhone installment plan goes live, now with 6% back on Apple holiday purchases" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Card iPhone incentive may be to good to pass up" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Card Offering 6% Daily Cash Back on Apple Product Purchases Until December 31" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Pay Sparkasse and Commerzbank support added in Germany" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Mobile Application Market to Reach $407.3 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 18.4% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research" PRNewswire 7:25 AM
  • "Ecobot Receives Additional Investment, Launches in App Store" PRNewswire 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 warning - new threat leaves 44 million at risk" " Express UK 6:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile is receiving its death-day security updates: And someone has come back to say goodbye" " The Inquirer 5:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Halts Some AMD Chip Meltdown Patches After PCs Freeze" " Valliant News 6:29 AM
  • "OneDrive to get Save for Later and File Request features" " BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Intel brings 22nm Pentium G340 back from the silicon scrapheap: All's well that's Haswell" " The Inquirer 5:38 AM
  • "Intel resurrects Pentium G3420 processor" " bit-tech 6:53 AM
  • "Intel's benchmarking antics questioned" " SemiAccurate 6:29 AM
  • "Intel's Comet Lake-S CPUs may arrive in April 2020 to take on AMD – but will that be too late? A touch later than previously rumored – and potentially a bit too close to the Ryzen 4000 launch?" " TechRadar UK 6:25 AM
  • "AMD and Intel May well well Be Screwed By New Chinese language Mandate Forbidding International Technology" " Testify and Recap 6:29 AM
  • "Nuvia's CEO is fighting AMD, Intel... and now a lawsuit from Apple" " PCGamesN 6:24 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 series appears on EEC certification database" " Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Interview: A Short History Of AMD During K6 And K7 Days" " PC Perspective 6:26 AM
  • "AMD Adrenalin 2020 Driver Out Today; 12% Performance Boost, Several New Features Added" " WCCFTech 6:28 AM
  • "ASX gears up to take on IBM and Microsoft in blockchain-as-a-service: The organisation has labelled itself as the underdog." " ZDNet 5:42 AM
  • "Tax breaks sweeten deal between Vancouver, HP in plans for new site" " The Columbian 6:19 AM
  • "IBM's latest supercomputer will be used... to build even more computers: AiMOS, the 24th most powerful supercomputer worldwide, was recently unveiled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Its main job? To find out how to build smarter hardware to support ever-more sophisticated applications of AI." " ZDNet 5:53 AM
  • "Global Semiconductor Sales Continue to Decline" " EE Times Asia 5:27 AM
  • "Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here's Who Has the Greenest Cloud/A WIRED report card on the top three cloud providers shows how their environmental claims stack up." " Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Another Down Day for U.S. Stocks As Chinese Tariff Deadline Looms" " MarketWatch 6:36 AM
  • "Dow Futures Slide, Global Stocks Stall as Amid U.S.-China Trade Talk Standstill: Wall Street futures weaken as investors continue to keep risk appetite in check ahead of today's Fed meeting in Washington and a lack of movement in U.S.-China trade talks." " TheStreet 6:37 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market, Apple On China Trade War Watch; Boeing, MongoDB, Stitch Fix Move On News" " Investor's Business Daily 6:37 AM
  • "Global Stocks Decline as Tariff Deadline Weighs on Markets: U.S. is poised to introduce fresh tariffs on Chinese imports on Dec. 15" " WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:38 AM
  • "Asia stock markets mixed as attention on looming trade deadline, expected central bank inaction: Washington is due to impose new tariff hikes on nearly $160 billion of Chinese goods on Sunday" " MarketWatch 6:39 AM
  • "European stocks drop for seventh time in nine sessions" " MarketWatch 6:36 AM

 
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