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Monday Highlights: iPad crowned device of decade; Apple's Morning Show nominated for Golden Globe awards; got an old Mac, you can breathe life back into it with Linux; IDC stats show Apple Watch maintains pole position in wearables market thanks also to AirPods, Beats headphones; Tim Cook pays visit to Japan for meetings with developers, employees; former Apple engineer who allegedly stole company secrets now accused of stealing Patriot Missile data; iPhone activation lock means some cannot be refurb'd; new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR available for order tomorrow; The Guardian reviews AirPods Pro, and Engadget takes Master & Dynamic's MW07 Plus earbuds for a review.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Ad-Targeting Crackdown Shakes Up Ad Market: Two years ago, Apple launched an aggressive battle against ads that track users across the web. Today executives in the online publishing and advertising industries say that effort has been stunningly effective—posing a problem for advertisers looking to reach affluent consumers."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:13 AM
  • "Device of the decade: Why did it take nine years for the iPad to get its own operating system? The iPad launched in April of 2010, and since then we've seen it slowly morph into a device that's able to stand on its own."  ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "The first iPhone changed the world forever — see how Apple's iconic smartphone evolved over the past decade" Business Insider 2:37 PM
  • "Apple to Speak at CES Conference for First Time in Decades: Apple Inc. is officially returning to the Las Vegas CES technology conference for the first time in decades to discuss its stance on consumer privacy — rather than pitch a new hardware product."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:27 PM
  • "Apple to talk at CES next year, though likely not to pitch new products: Apple's senior director of privacy will be speaking at a privacy roundtable. It marks the first official time on the show's stage in decades." CNET 5:34 PM
  • "Apple makes history with multiple Golden Globe nominations for 'The Morning Show'" Apple 1:02 PM
  • "'The Morning Show' Scores Apple's First Ever Golden Globe Nominations" Variety 7:57 AM
  • "The Morning Show earns Apple its first Golden Globe nominations: It's competing in a tough category" The Verge 7:57 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: A glitch with the restore, but an informative one at least" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "JustStream review: Mac utility mirrors, streams video to any TV in the house" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "How to get a power cable connected/disconnected alert on macOS" AddictiveTips 2:37 PM
  • "How to delete autosaved file versions in macOS: Many apps automatically retain older versions for a period of time." Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Breathe Life Back Into Your Late 2013 Or Older Apple Mac With Linux" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to run Wi-Fi diagnostics on your Mac" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "How to Backup iPhone or iPad without iTunes in macOS Catalina" iPhone Hacks 7:20 AM
  • "How To Delete Photo Albums On iPhone and Mac" macReports 8:29 AM
  • "15 Mac tips and tricks for beginners you must know" iDownload Blog 8:22 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Please Mr Jobs: Ten years ago, Apple's desktop OS X was in trouble. Is the situation any different from today?" Rixstep 4:06 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Diversion: Banging my Head Against a Brick Wall -iOS and Catalina Unpredictability" eXtensions 7:20 AM
  • "Peeking Inside the Walled Garden" Rixstep 7:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Supports macOS Catalina" prMac 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Worldwide Wearables Shipments Surge 94.6% in 3Q 2019 Led by Expanding Hearables Market, Says IDC" ["Apple captured the top position thanks to the growing popularity of the Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones. Looking ahead, the price reduction on the Series 3 Watch as well as the launch of AirPods Pro leaves Apple in a strong position to maintain dominance in this market for the short term."] Business Wire 7:40 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's Wearables Shipments Surged Last Quarter on Popularity of Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats" MacRumors 10:22 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple cutting iPhone 11 Pro production by 25%, consumers focused on 5G iPhone 12 lineup" 9to5Mac 2:32 PM
  • "Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia: CEO accused of breaching contract with Cupertino, fires back in court" The Register 5:31 PM
  • "Apple concerned former employees accused of stealing 'Apple Car' trade secrets will flee before trial: Apple representatives on Monday appeared in federal court to ensure the locations of two former employees accused of stealing trade secrets are continuously monitored, arguing the pair pose flight risks." AppleInsider 6:48 PM
  • "Tim Cook Visits Japan to Meet With Developers and Employees" MacRumors 7:25 AM
  • "iPhone 11 GPS tracking problems, Strava says Apple issue"  9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "iPhone 11 GPS all wonky? You're not alone, it seems: It's unknown whether it's software or hardware at fault." iMore 11:51 AM
  • "U.S. Says Accused Apple Secrets Thief Had Patriot Missile File" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon claims Trump's 'personal vendetta' cost it $10 billion Pentagon contract" Engadget 1:05 PM
  • "Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid" Associated Press 12:28 PM
  • "Google proposes hybrid approach to AI transfer learning for medical imaging" VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "Can a games platform tackle kids' anxiety about having to do math?" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Xiaomi Takes on Apple in Japan With 108-Megapixel Budget Smartphone" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices Gift Guide #7" MacVoices 3:41 PM
  • "Mail.app Alternates, John's Future Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-09" The Mac Observer 2:13 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's Activation Lock Prevents iPhones From Being Refurbished"  Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Rosenblatt spews specs for six 'iPhone 12" models while reiterating Sell rating on AAPL shares" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro tower, and rack-mount version" AppleInsider 10:13 AM
  • "ITM Semiconductor supplied battery protection circuits to iPhone 11: sources" The Elec (Korea) 7:26 AM
  • "2020 iPhones Could Have Larger Batteries Due to Tweaked Circuitry" MacRumors 7:25 AM
  • "iPhone 12 could get bigger battery thanks to new circuit tech" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "iOS 13.3 could bring Screen Time improvements this week" Cult of Mac 1:05 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Podcasts app for iPhone crashing today for some users" 9to5Mac 2:26 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "AirPods Pro review: a touch of Apple magic/Good sound, solid battery life and effective noise cancelling wrapped up in a tiny, potent package" The Guardian 7:55 AM
  • "AirPods Pro versus Jabra Elite 75t -- Which is the best wireless earbud?" AppleInsider 1:15 PM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus review: Improved, but still pricey" Engadget 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Smart Battery Case review: An extra day of juice and a handy camera button" Mashable 10:13 AM
  • "HP Omen X 27 Review: The Fastest 1440p Gaming Monitor" TechSpot 8:39 AM
  • "Amazon's Echo Flex is a smart speaker for very specific needs: The least expensive Echo speaker will only work for a select few" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "'Truth Be Told' review: Wait for the podcast/Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul star in this 'Serial'-inspired crime drama." Macworld 8:52 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to customize Safari privacy and security settings on iPhone" 9to5Mac 2:38 PM
  • "How to break the spell of iPhone addiction" Quartz 12:09 PM
  • "How to Use AirPods as Hearing Aids" OS X Daily 10:22 AM
  • "How to use Google Drive on iPhone, iPad" Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "How to replace your older 13-inch MacBook Pro battery" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "How to get iCloud mail on Android (if you must)" Apple Must 7:20 AM
Tips
  • "You can't make Google Chrome the default browser on your iPhone, but here's how you can more easily access Chrome" Business Insider 2:59 PM
  • "Cheaper Alternatives To the New Mac Pro" MacMost 2:13 PM
  • "My favorite shortcuts to use with my Apple TV" iMore 8:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is cutting iPhone 11 production by 25% because of iPhone 12, says analyst: Let the 2020 iPhone analyst wars begin." iMore 5:53 PM
  • "Apple to make CES comeback in 2020" Cult of Mac 5:46 PM
  • "A top analyst said Apple will remove the charging port from an iPhone in 2021 — that's a bad idea"  CNBC 11:47 AM
  • "Apple to launch iPhone 9? I can't wait: The rumored new iPhone SE 2 is rumored to enjoy the name iPhone 9. What could be more perfect?" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "How your iPhone will become your lawyer" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "Is 64GB in an iPhone enough? I think so, and I'll tell you why" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "Can The Apple Watch Detect Heartbeat Abnormalities?" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Lack Of 5G Might Be Why I Pass On Upgrading To An iPhone SE 2" MacPrices 7:17 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How to clear your Google search history on your Android phone or tablet" Business Insider 11:48 AM
  • "The FBI Is Warning That Your Smart Home Devices Aren't Secure. Here's What You Should Do About It" Inc. 11:47 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren first take: $900 flagship reaches wider thanks to T-Mobile's 5G network" ZDNet 10:43 AM
  • "A Framework for Regulating Competition on the Internet" Stratechery 8:30 AM
  • "Should children watch toy unboxing videos?" BBC 8:10 AM
  • "Fortnite on Google Play: Is a 30% cut worth the security benefits? Opinion: Google says there are no exceptions. Should Epic Games bite the bullet?" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen, long-term test: Two screens good, but beware bulk and battery life" ZDNet 7:50 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Sherman's Lagoon: Monday, December 09, 2019" Comics Kingdom 8:34 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Unc0ver Updated With Support for Jailbreaking A12 iPhones on iOS 12.4.1 [Download] iClarified 2:32 PM
  • "Incognito mode in Google Maps for iOS is rolling out now" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Google Maps' Incognito Mode arrives on iOS" VentureBeat 11:51 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 9: Adam Engst, Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Holiday Parties" The MUG Center 10:14 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' 0.16.0 Releases This Week on iOS and Android Bringing the RageGear Mode, Winter Festival, and More" Touch Arcade 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's $5,000 Pro Display XDR goes on sale on December 10" GearBrain 8:23 AM
  • "Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR orders start Tuesday" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Swiss Fiber TV Service 'Salt' Launches Alternative Apple TV 4K Remote Control for Frustrated Customers" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Railroad Logistics Challenge for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Windows PC, Xbox" prMac 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Xerox to Woo HP Investors With $1.5 Billion Sales Growth Target" Bloomberg 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile is over: Prepare for final security patches as support ends" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 Mobile Office apps in 2021" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials" Computerworld 1:22 PM
  • "Kiwi tax probe squeezed $25m out of Microsoft – now it's Oracle's turn: New zealand's Inland Revenue Department has questions about transfer pricing" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "China reportedly orders state offices to remove foreign tech which could hit US firms like Microsoft" CNBC 8:40 AM
  • "China tech/Lenovo: battle standard" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "IBM is trying to block a large group of Ottawa workers from unionizing within the company" The Logic 8:43 AM
  • "IBM Proposes IoT and Blockchain to Stop Drone Delivery Theft" CloudWedge 8:42 AM
  • "What makes Dell India's best consumer tech brand: Dell has become popular among millennials for its sleeker models, improved features and design" Forbes India 8:41 AM
  • "Intel's 'Horse Ridge' control chip may make quantum computing more viable, scalable: Intel Labs along with research partner QuTech at TU-Delft can now use Horse Ridge to control multiple quantum bits, or qubits." ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Intel creates chip to control quantum computers" Reuters 10:20 AM
  • "Intel Labs unveils cryogenic control chip for quantum computing" VentureBeat 10:19 AM
  • "Intel's 6-year-old Haswell Pentium processor is making a comeback - but why now?" TechRadar UK 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Un-Discontinues Pentium G3420 'Haswell' CPU" AnandTech 3:30 PM
  • "What is Intel going to be showing at CES 2020?" SemiAccurate 8:50 AM
  • "TSMC's 5nm process achieves 50 per cent yield: AMD is expected to be among the first customers for TSMC's 5nm chips, for its Zen 4 CPUs" Computing 8:49 AM
  • "Could AMD's Radeon Boost help the Radeon RX5500 become the new budget GPU king?" TechNave 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Shares Adrenalin 2020 Edition Details By Accident?" Guru3D 8:46 AM
  • "Kiwi tax probe squeezed $25m out of Microsoft – now it's Oracle's turn" The Register 8:56 AM
  • "Inside Cisco's IT monitoring makeover: When Cisco's IT team set out to replace a homegrown monitoring system, changing minds was as much of a challenge as changing code." CIO 8:36 AM
  • "What's hot for Cisco in 2020: Experts expect that Cisco will focus on building-out cloud, SD-WAN and security in 2020." Network World 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco loses CIO and data centre sales leader" CRN 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock market snaps 3-day win streak as China tariff deadline comes in focus: Amazon blames Trump for 'improper' pressure in losing $10 billion pentagon contract" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends at Day's Lows; Stocks Fall to Start an Eventful Week: Stocks fall Monday for the first time in four sessions." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks snap 3-day winning streak, despite positive headlines on trade: The three major averages were trading just off all-time highs and were on track for their first loss in four sessions" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Trade War Weighs on Chinese Exports: Trade remains major concern for investors; new U.S. tariffs poised to go into effect on imports from China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asian markets inch up ahead of U.S. jobs report: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance as China offers reassurance that trade talks are on track" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:32 AM
  • "European stocks struggle, with drugmakers weaker and Tullow Oil plunging: ECB meeting ahead this week" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

 
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