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Credible, or not: Apple employee dishes on broken culture, communication, management structure inside company. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

  • "Catalan Protesters Are Told to Avoid IPhone, Stick to Android" ["The reason is that Apple's 'App Store' has restrictive policies on such applications and it has already 'censored' similar mechanisms for demonstrations in Hong Kong,"]  Bloomberg 7:31 AM
  • "Wedbush: China demand for iPhone 11 is strong, forecasts Apple launching four 5G iPhones next year" 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
  • "Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?"  AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "The Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame: Apple AirPods/Scorned initially as 'expensive cigarette butts,' these earbuds are now among the most successful ever"  IEEE Spectrum 8:35 AM
  • "Where Are iTunes Features in macOS Catalina?" How-To Geek 7:45 AM
  • "Can't find your Time Machine backup after upgrading to Catalina? Look for a backupbundle: Time Machine typically creates a disk image you can mount to access files." Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "How to approve requests and unlock passwords on Mac with Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
  • "How to create and manage a playlist in the Apple TV app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Bad Apple? Consumers slam tech giant over new software update" [Video Report]  Today 8:36 AM
  • "How to Survive an iPhone Disaster: Apple stunned Dialog Semiconductor with plans to make its own power-management chips. That hasn't been the end of the world."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:53 AM
  • "Fitbit's plan to beat Apple in personal health" Yahoo Finance 8:24 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs is slashing employee pay as it ramps up new tech ventures like the Apple Card" CNBC 7:45 AM
  • "TSMC's $15 Billion Splurge Galvanizes Hope of a 5G-Led Rebound" ["The primary chip supplier to Apple Inc. told investors it's sharply increasing its estimate for 2019 capital expenditure to between $14 billion to $15 billion from as much as $11 billion previously, and Chief Financial Officer Wendell Huang said 2020 spending will be similar."] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:55 AM
  • "Best Global Brands 2019 Rankings" [Apple #1] Interbrand 8:25 AM
  • "Interbrand Celebrates 20 Years of Best Global Brands Report, Highlights Fastest Growing Sectors" ["Technology brands lead: Apple (#1), Google (#2), Amazon (#3) and Microsoft (#4)."] PRNewswire 6:57 AM
  • "World's top brands ranked: Apple still leads but there are two big tech losers" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple after Steve Jobs is focus of forthcoming book" Axios 7:44 AM
  • "This Guitar Was Made Entirely Out Of iPhones" UberGizmo 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Bill Promises an End to Our Privacy Nightmare, Jail Time to CEOs Who Lie: 'Mark Zuckerberg won't take Americans' privacy seriously unless he feels personal consequences. Under my bill he'd face jail time for lying to the government,' Sen. Ron Wyden said." Vice 7:36 AM
  • "Yahoo Groups is closing down and all content will be deleted" BetaNews 7:35 AM
  • "Here's why Google didn't launch a 5G Pixel phone this week" Android Authority 7:29 AM
  • "Stealthy Russian Hacker Group Resurfaces With Clever New Tricks: Largely out of the spotlight since 2016, Cozy Bear hackers have been caught perpetrating a years-long campaign." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Apple confirms 50 percent of iPhones have upgraded to iOS 13" Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 13 adoption data hints at iPhone 11 sales: The number of older devices in use appears to be shrinking, but convincing iPhone 6 owners to upgrade is critical" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "iOS 13 is now installed on fifty percent of all active iPhones, iPadOS adoption at 33 percent" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "Photoshop for iPad Nearing Launch With Some Key Features Missing: Early testers have been disappointed by the 'rudimentary' state of the iPad version of Adobe's photo app."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Quanta mulling stopping assembly for Apple Watch in 2020, say sources" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:28 AM
  • "Tests confirm iPhone 11 Pro is king in CPU and GPU performance" Cult of Mac 7:24 AM
  • "iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 Beta 3: What's New" iPhone Hacks 7:02 AM
  • "Apple looking at Face ID laser tech to improve iPad & iPhone typing" AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "Apple proposes how to steady what's on an iPhone screen when the user's hands are shaking" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "A Future Apple Headset could offer an AR Application for the Home to Control your TV and Subscription Services & more" Patently Apple 7:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM

  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs Mac Pro: Can a thin, light laptop take down Apple's still-sold desktop?" PCWorld 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs. Apple MacBook Air: 13-inch lightweights do battle/The 13-inch Surface Laptop clearly wants to be a Windows version of Apple's smallest and lightest laptop, but the 15-inch model is baffling." CNET 7:15 AM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus — The best true wireless headphones, but better" AppleInsider 7:23 AM
  • "tvOS 13: How to make your Apple TV remote great again" Apple Must 8:32 AM
  • "How to migrate Volume Purchase Program Purchasers to Apple Business Manager" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max IP68 Water-Resistant Rating Explained: What It Really Means" iPhone Hacks 7:01 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro vs Pixel 4 Camera Comparison Shows Detailed Results From Both Devices, but Which One Wins This Round?" WCCFTech 7:46 AM
  • "So sorry, but Apple's Send button is slightly wonky: Designer points out UI flaw and ruins everyone's day." Creative Bloq 7:44 AM
  • "The Razer Blade helped me ditch my MacBook — but I bought a desktop instead"  The Next Web 7:36 AM
  • "Would Apple make its own Surface Neo? If Apple made its own dual-screen device, would it run macOS or iOS?" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Pixel envy: Apple needs to rethink the entire Siri experience/Apple's catching up with Google on computational photography, but its smart assistant still feels stuck in 2014."  Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "Congrats, Google: The new Pixel looks amazing. But that's not enough/On tablets, wearables, TVs, and beyond, Android is in disarray. Given Apple's ability to keep users happy with a multidevice ecosystem, that's a problem."  Fast Company 7:44 AM
  • "Google Nest Mini review: Google's smallest smart speaker keeps getting better" CNET 7:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Philips Reveals 346B1C 34-Inch 100 Hz Curved UltraWide Monitor with USB-C Docking" AnandTech 8:21 AM
  • "Eir launches new TV service with Apple TV" RTÉ 7:46 AM
  • "Want to bake an apple pie or take a fall hike? There's an app for that" CNET 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets a 66% raise" " CNN 7:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 1909: What do developers need to know? Not much, says Microsoft/Just use the same kit we provided for Windows 10 version 1903, Microsoft tells Windows developers." " ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled" " TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft proves that shallow quantum circuits perform exponentially better" " Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils AI-powered Digital Marketing Center" " Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Intel driver update for Windows 10 causing display aberrations" " Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Intel splurges £20m on Smart Edge to boost 5G efforts: Takeover could give the firm an Edge over rivals" " The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel Xe GPU set for 'Mid-2020" release, say industry sources" " PCGamesN 7:07 AM
  • "Californians with AMD Bulldozer or Piledriver CPUs can claim $300 in compensation: Dude, where's my cores?" " The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-core CPU spotted, hinting there'll be a 64-core flagship" " TechRadar UK 7:09 AM
  • "Cisco: These Wi-Fi access points are easily owned by remote hackers, so patch now/Cisco is urging customers with Aironet Wi-Fi access points to address four separate security flaws." " ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Former Cisco engineers raise US$278M for startup: Launch Pensando Systems" " Reuters 6:51 AM
  • "Cisco pushes 5G to hasten advent of industrial IoT: Cisco says it expects rapid future development of 5G mobile technology will be a boon for industrial IoT use cases" " Network World 6:51 AM
  • "Even with boost from Red Hat and 1,000 new workers, IBM's revenue drops again" " WRAL TechWire 7:14 AM
  • "Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones" " Reuters 7:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Barclay's ups Apple price target to (still wet) $224" Apple 3.0 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock futures point higher after U.K., EU strike tentative Brexit deal: Netflix shares jump premarket after third-quarter results" " MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Dow Jones Today: Futures Rise On Netflix, Brexit; Plus A Streaming Boost For Amazon, Disney" " Investor's Business Daily 8:31 AM
  • "US stocks trade higher on Brexit deal news" " FOXBusiness 7:28 AM
  • "Global Markets Edge up as Brexit Deal Is Struck: Pound is volatile as investors assess risk of deal being rejected by U.K. lawmakers" " [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed as U.S.-China trade deal needs more time: Mnuchin hopes for final deal next month; property companies boost Hang Seng" " MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "British pound climbs while FTSE 100 registers moderate gains after Brexit deal" " MarketWatch 7:29 AM

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