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Friday Highlights: Phase one of a US/China trade deal means good news for Apple this holiday season; Dan Moren argues "Apple's next step with the Mac should be consumer-focused"; and Jonny Evans looks at Apple's ambition to make "company's greatest contribution to humankind '[...] in the health area"; Apple announces Ultimate Rivals sports gaming franchise; Little America renewed for season 2 on Apple TV+; and employees of Apple to get free DNA tests; Google Assistant speech translation via Interpreter Mode available on iOS, Android; Apple promises fix for iPhone parental control weakness allowing kids to bypass.

  • "Apple dodges iPhone tariff after Trump confirms trade deal agreement with China"  CNBC 11:09 AM
  • "U.S.-China Trade Deal Would Spare Tariffs on Holiday Toys and Games: A possible truce in the U.S.-China trade war would offer a pre-holidays reprieve to companies like Apple Inc., Walmart Inc. and Hasbro Inc. that had been at risk of new tariffs on about $160 billion of Chinese-made consumer goods."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple has narrowly avoided a 15% tariff on the iPhone after Trump's trade deal with China" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's next step with the Mac should be consumer-focused: Consumer Macs could use a little love, too."  Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "Can Apple do more to transform the health industry? Apple CEO Tim Cook often says his company's greatest contribution to humankind 'will be in the health area.'"  Computerworld 8:55 AM
  • "As Apple expands in Texas, NC officials withhold details on efforts to land tech giant" ["The day Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook broke ground on his company's new campus in Austin, Texas, late last month, he praised what would soon become a 3 million-square-foot facility to rival the tech giant's primary headquarters in California. [...] More than 1,300 miles away, it seems North Carolina officials are still hoping for those investments too."]  WRAL 1:47 PM
  • "Apple Faces Existential Threat From Amazon, Microsoft, And Google"  Seeking Alpha 3:18 PM
  • "Mozilla to force all add-on devs to use 2FA to prevent supply-chain attacks" ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "How to unlock your Mac with Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 3:15 PM
  • "How to turn on the keyboard light on your Mac computer, or set it to turn on automatically" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "How to crop a PDF on your Mac computer in 5 simple steps" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "How to enable Dark Mode in Safari on Mac for most any site" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "If you care about privacy and security, Brave should be your browser of choice" Digital Trends 2:21 PM
Press Releases
  • "MacUpdater 1.5 Brings Advanced Filtering and Sorting Options" prMac 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple launches 'Ultimate Rivals' from Bit Fry Game Studios, an all-new sports game franchise available today exclusively on Apple Arcade/All-Star Athletes From NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, WNBA and US Women's National Soccer Team Take to the Ice in 'Ultimate Rivals: The Rink'" Apple 7:23 AM
  • "Apple renews highly anticipated 'Little America' for Season 2 ahead of Season 1 premiere" Apple TV+ Press 7:23 AM
  • "Google, Apple asked if apps like TikTok must disclose foreign ties" Reuters 2:17 PM
  • "US lawmaker asks Apple if it requires apps like TikTok to disclose foreign affiliation: As the U.S. government scrutinizes big tech over potential data security concerns involving China and Russia, the chair of a congressional panel on Friday asked Apple and Google if they require mobile app developers to disclose foreign ties." AppleInsider 7:45 PM
  • "Apple teams with Color to offer free DNA tests to employees" CNBC 8:00 AM
  • "It's 'Bring Your Watch To Work(Out) Day' As Orangetheory Fitness Pairs Up With Apple Watch" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Google Assistant Can Now Translate Speech Through Your Phone: Interpreter Mode comes to iOS and Android, making it easier to converse somewhat seamlessly across language barriers" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook Visits Bangkok, Thailand to Meet With Photographers, Students and WWDC Scholarship Winners" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "Tim Cook's tasty street food odyssey continues in Thailand" Cult of Mac 11:13 AM
  • "iPad magician uses fan art for Christmas-themed tricks" Cult of Mac 11:13 AM
  • "Ghostwriter — Literature Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 11:15 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. agency probes 12th Tesla crash tied to possible Autopilot use" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Tony Brooker, Pioneer of Computer Programming, Dies at 94: After meeting Alan Turing, Mr. Brooker went to work at the University of Manchester and wrote the programming language for the first commercial computer." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:47 PM
  • "FCC endorses C-V2X mobile network that lets cars talk to each other: The agency's proposal would free airwaves for Wi-Fi, too. But it's bad news for the older DSRC car network technology." CNET 5:57 PM
  • "Google reveals just how much of the world it's mapped with Street View and Earth" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "To save net neutrality, Mozilla and others file appeal" CNET 2:18 PM
  • "Exclusive: documents show Foxconn refuses to renegotiate Wisconsin deal" The Verge 2:17 PM
  • "DxOMark ranks the Pixel 4 in top 5 smartphones for audio" 9to5Google 7:53 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 255: Apple TV remotes, Mac Pro released, and the latest OS updates" 9to5Mac 1:48 PM
  • "Vergecast: Apple's expensive Mac Pro, gadgets of the decade, and Twitter's project Bluesky" The Verge 1:45 PM
  • "Apple Podcasts via Alexa, OS Updates– TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-13" The Mac Observer 1:08 PM
  • "The new Mac Pro proves Apple's still got it! Plus, our best of the year picks, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast: The Mac Pro and Apple's return to great hardware/Apple is finally listening to what users want." Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Pro, iOS 13.3, encryption backdoors on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 271, With Special Guest Jason Snell" Daring Fireball 7:42 AM
  • "Dennis Sellers Shares His MacBook Pro 16-Inch Experiences" MacVoices 7:29 AM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could lead to crisper iPhone photos" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Apple quietly acquired AI startup Spectral Edge to beef up the iPhone camera" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's working on a way to not charge more for its redesigned, 2020 5G iPhone" Digital Trends 11:15 AM
  • "Apple's new Screen Time Communication Limits are easily beaten with a bug: Apple acknowledges the bug affects iPhones with a 'non-standard configuration.'" Ars Technica 3:59 PM
  • "Apple vows to fix its easily defeated iPhone parental controls" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Pro Display XDR works on iMac Pro at 5K, not 6K" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "iOS 13.3: Will you regret installing it? iOS 13 had a rocky start, comedically going from one stumble to another. But does iOS 13.3—likely Apple's last release for 2019—finally redeem itself?" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "New iPhone Security Alert: 'iPhone Only' Krampus-3PC Malware Campaign Confirmed" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "iOS 13.3 Fixed the 'AirDoS' Bug That Could Make Devices Unusable" The Mac Observer 11:08 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM

  • "Apple's 2019 Mac Pro Uncasing and First Impressions & Cheese Grating" YouTube: iFixit 1:45 PM
  • "Logitech G Pro X Keyboard review: Hot-swappable switches let you mix and match" PCWorld 7:38 AM
iOS Apps
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Star Diffusion'" Touch Arcade 9:24 PM
  • "'Terraforming Mars' Review: Boardgame App That is Out of This World" Touch Arcade 9:24 PM
  • "How to upgrade the SSD in a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 3:18 PM
  • "How To Use NFC Tags With Your iPhone" MacMost 1:08 PM
  • "How to Draw in Emails on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 9:46 AM
  • "How to update iTunes on your Windows 10 computer in 2 ways" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Bogus DMCA Notices Still A Huge Problem As Apple Gets Unfairly Blamed For Reddit Takedown" Techdirt 9:15 PM
  • "Apple just launched a new way to buy an iPhone in monthly payments, and it says a lot about its master plan for the Apple Card"  Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Maybe There's Room in Apple's Lineup for a New Mac Model" The Mac Observer 3:31 PM
  • "No, Apple's new Mac Pro isn't overpriced" AppleInsider 2:20 PM
  • "Dear Android and Apple fans: In 2020, can we permanently end the hate?" Android Authority 1:44 PM
  • "Before you buy Apple's iPhone 11, here's the true cost over your lifetime (you may want to sit down for this)" MarketWatch 11:09 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook said the strangest thing and I keep wondering why: Apple's CEO seems to think monopolies aren't inherently bad. Now why would he say that?"  ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Does Ethical AI Require the Regulation of AI?" ITPro Today 3:59 PM
  • "A.I. Is Making It Easier to Kill (You). Here's How." [Video] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Pixel 3a re-review: The best of Google in a budget package" 9to5Google 1:44 PM
  • "China's Tech Ban Could Have Grave Long-Term Consequences" TechNewsWorld 8:00 AM
  • "It Turns Out That Apple's Mac Pro Makes For A Very Poor Cheese Grater" UberGizmo 8:46 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sandmarc's top-notch lenses now fit the iPhone 11 line" Cult of Mac 7:45 PM
  • "WWE joins TikTok and brings popular entrance music to the app" The Verge 7:46 PM
  • "iTunes Remote iOS app updated w/ Dark Mode and improved support for Music and TV apps in macOS Catalina" 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Amazon teams up with Citizen for a classier looking Echo wall clock" The Verge 1:45 PM
  • "You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Podcasts on your Echo-enabled speaker" iDownload Blog 11:16 AM
  • "Apple Podcasts now works with Echo speakers" Engadget 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch finally gets cellular support in New Zealand" Cult of Mac 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns this hacking group is targeting vulnerable web servers" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake" AnandTech 8:00 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake leak gives us a taste of how the CPUs might compare to AMD Ryzen 3000" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Shoots Down Reports Of Additional 10nm CPU Roadmap Delays" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AMD Boosts Gaming Experience, Launches Radeon RX 5500 XT" Zacks 9:46 AM
  • "Brazil Fines IBM $14M For Closing Red Hat Deal Preapproval" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Report: IBM's enterprise storage refresh brings strong new storage technologies to mainframe customers" IT Web 8:32 AM
  • "Fraud battle between HP and Autonomy founder Mike Lynch over $11bn sale enters final rounds" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "HP is looking for an even bigger marketshare in Taiwan's notebook market" Taiwan News 8:27 AM
  • "HP to invest USD 200-m in developing water-based print solutions" PrintWeek 8:27 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 with 10th Gen Intel processors launched in India" TechRadar UK 8:26 AM
  • "Oracle Won't Return to Dual-CEO Structure: Company reports increase in profit though revenue falls short of Wall Street expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Catz to remain sole Oracle CEO as revenue stays flat: Vendor claims cloud business is growing" CRN 8:23 AM
  • "Oracle Beat Earnings Expectations. Here's Why Its Stock Is Falling." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:18 AM
  • "Oracle Seeks Early Win In $400M Pay Equity Trial" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Supreme Court to Have Final Say in Oracle v. Google Java API Battle" InfoQ 8:24 AM
  • "Cisco unveils plan for building Internet for next decade" DigiTimes 8:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wall Street Weekahead: Trade deal removes major hurdle for rally in Apple and tech" Reuters 9:25 PM
  • "Apple hits an all-time high as China and the US reach a phase one trade deal" Business Insider 2:00 PM
  • "Apple Touches Record High on Trade Deal Phase I" Market Realist 1:50 PM
  • "AAPL analysts spar over state of Chinese iPhone sales" AppleInsider 3:15 PM
  • "Apple Revenue and iPhone Demand in China Drop" Market Realist 11:17 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq eke out new records in wake of U.S.-China trade pact: Trump says new tariffs on China due Sunday won't take effect" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Log Modest Gains as U.S. and China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement: Stocks ended slightly higher Friday after officials in Washington and Beijing said major progress was made in trade negotiations." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks celebrate US-China trade deal, S&P and Nasdaq hit records" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver as Optimism on Trade Wanes: U.S. stocks paused a day after hitting fresh records, as some of the initial optimism about a trade pact between the U.S. and China fizzled." [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian stocks rally on apparent U.S.-China trade progress: Region's stock rally follows U.S. records; pound surges on indications for a win for Johnson and the Conservatives" MarketWatch 8:16 AM

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