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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.

Wednesday Highlights: OpEd at Washington Post critical of Apple's acceding "to China's despotic demands" though notes fine edge between championing democratic values and doing business in authoritarian country; antitrust target on Apple Pay in European Union; Fast Company looks at "growing value of your ears", specifically Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft's earbud branding; still on iPhoto but upgrading to Catalina? Have to move to Photos; Apple among big tech firms handing over data to US House investigatory panel; New York Post on the battle for "posh NYC office space" between Apple and Facebook; Apple announces "For All Mankind" premiere on 1 November; AnandTech's thorough review of iPhone 11 models, while MacStories takes the 11 Pro for a camera review of Rome; CNET reviews new 10.2" iPad.

  • "Apple accedes to China's despotic demands: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has said that 'companies should have values, just like people do.' He's right. But it is difficult to champion democratic values while doing business in a country that runs on speech-stifling authoritarianism."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Report: EU antitrust regulator enquiring about possible Apple Pay anticompetitive behavior" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "How the earbud advertising of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft gets in your head: Each brand takes a different approach, but all revolve around the growing value of your ears."  Fast Company 8:45 AM
  • "Apple TV+: Aggressive Strategies ahead of Its Launch" Market Realist 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Mystery: Are Tariffs Making iPhone Demand Look Better?"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:13 PM
  • "Apple hit with new iPhone throttling class action in California: A fresh class action lawsuit lodged in California seeks to bring Apple to task for quietly building iPhone-throttling battery management tools into previous versions of its iOS operating system, an action that allegedly hindered and interfered with device performance." AppleInsider 8:24 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 94 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:15 PM
  • "My Photo Stream Not Working On Mac, Fix" macReports 2:02 PM
  • "iPhoto users, you're out of time with macOS Catalina. What's your next step? Not everyone migrated to Photos. Now you almost have to." Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "New Features in the Photos App In macOS Catalina" MacMost 1:04 PM
  • "How to connect your PS4 controller to a Mac computer wirelessly to play digitally downloaded games" Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "How to Hide MacOS Catalina from Software Update on Mac" OS X Daily 12:34 PM
  • "How to import songs and audio in GarageBand on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "How to rate clips in iMovie as favorites or rejected on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's macOS Catalina is the surprising game changer of the year" iMore 3:14 PM
Press Releases
  • "New Book Now Available: Take Control of macOS Media Apps" Kirkville 10:39 AM
  • "Let the GIF games begin — Giphy Arcade lets you build micro games with stickers" Digital Trends 10:23 AM
  • "Developer tool Transporter now available on Mac App Store" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is hitting Mac on November 5" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook face off over posh NYC office space: sources" New York Post 8:02 AM
  • "New Apple Safari Update Could Save You Money Online—For Now" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Apple premieres 'For All Mankind,' coming to Apple TV+ November 1" Apple 7:27 AM
  • "Apple begins TV+ show premieres with 'For All Mankind'" Apple Must 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough" BBC 8:18 PM
  • "Netflix believes that competition from Apple TV+ will create new subscribers: Netflix sees Apple TV+ and Disney+ as allies in the war against cable" iMore 5:57 PM
  • "Netflix Confident With Original Content Ahead of the Streaming Wars" Thurrott 5:57 PM
  • "Hulu Recommendations Are About to Get a Whole Lot Better" Thurrott 5:57 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote: Merger gets final US approval, but states are still suing to block the deal." Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "FCC approves merger of T-Mobile, Sprint on vote split on party lines" Reuters 12:58 PM
  • "The FCC has voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Innoventions wins patent on skin-based virtual touchpad for wearables" VentureBeat 10:35 AM
  • "Internet Archive lets you play 2,500 more classic DOS games in your browser, including The Secret of Monkey Island and Microsoft Flight Simulator" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "The new Pixel 4 camera will prioritize the people that matter most to you" Android Authority 12:34 PM
  • "Google's decision to remove a game that let users play as a Hong Kong protester has reportedly ignited a debate among employees" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Google Warning: Smart Speaker Owners Should Follow This New Privacy Advice" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Can the Pixel 4 win back Google's camera crown? The iPhone 11 caught up to the Pixel 3. What about the 4?" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "What It Means to Be Black, a Woman or L.G.B.T.Q. in Today's Gaming Industry" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Deepfakes: For now women, not democracy, are the main victims" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Macworld's November Digital Magazine: iPhone 11 Pro reviewed/The best content from Macworld wrapped up in our digital magazine." Macworld 2:55 PM
  • "Breaking Up Big Tech, Apple as Media Company – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-16" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "How Apple Arcade mystery Tangle Tower was translated into more than a dozen languages: Apple's requirements mean Arcade games are available to players all over the world" The Verge 10:53 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold, Apple's U1 Chip, and Making Louvers — Repair Radio Episode 12" iFixit 8:23 AM
  • "Half of all compatible iPhones now run iOS 13, iPadOS adoption hits 33%: Apple on Wednesday offered its first peek at iOS 13 install rates, noting the current-generation operating system is now installed on 50% of compatible iPhones." AppleInsider 6:21 PM
  • "Apple says iOS 13 is now running on 50% of all iPhones, iPadOS adoption hits 33%" 9to5Mac 6:21 PM
  • "Video: What's new with the iPhone 11? Cameras, chips, and colors" The Next Web 11:03 AM
  • "Quanta Reportedly Likely to Stop Assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 Due to Profit Concerns" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "Apple Watch's biggest assembler Quanta wants out in 2020" Cult of Mac 12:41 PM
  • "App Store Connect and Apple's Mac App Notarization Service Will Be Temporarily Unavailable on October 20" MacRumors 12:14 PM
  • "iOS 13.1.3 continues rapid rollout of urgent bug fixes" SlashGear 9:17 PM
  • "Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, tvOS 13.2 & fourth watchOS 6.1 build" AppleInsider 12:16 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro Max Parts Cost Approximately $450 For Apple To Build, Reveals Teardown" Redmond Pie 8:19 PM
  • "How to fix a stuck iOS software update" Cult of Mac 3:08 PM
  • "Apple Music, App Store, iCloud,, and Other Services Experiencing Issues" MacRumors 12:40 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

  • "The Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max Review: Performance, Battery, & Camera Elevated" AnandTech 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Review — a camera-centric follow-up to the iPhone XR [Video] 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Review" Thurrott 12:34 PM
  • "Eternal City, Modern Photography: The iPhone 11 Pro in Rome" MacStories 9:38 AM
  • "Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shots/Apple's computational photography continues to impress." Macworld 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Pixel 4 XL compared" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: We compare specs, prices, and features" ZDNet 2:55 PM
  • "iPhone 11 versus Galaxy S10e — Benchmark and hands on comparison" AppleInsider 1:26 PM
  • "iPad, 10.2-inch (2019) review: The case for the least-expensive iPad" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Pixelbook Go vs MacBook Air: Which Laptop Will Win?" LAPTOP Magazine 11:23 AM
  • "Review: RapidX MyPort is a neat all-in-one desk and portable wireless charger" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Mujjo's Leather Case for Apple's new iPhones is a great case, but so-so wallet" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Grindstone' Review – Not So Grindy, Actually" Touch Arcade 12:15 PM
  • "How to search for an email on your iPhone, in the Mail or Gmail app" Business Insider 3:08 PM
  • "How to Use Sign in With Apple: A Complete Guide" Digital Trends 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Watch Dock tips: Access the apps you want faster" Cult of Mac 1:16 PM
  • "How to make subtasks with Reminders on iPhone, iPad, Mac" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "How to stop iPhone, iPad and Mac from joining personal hotspots when Wi-Fi is unavailable" iDownload Blog 12:35 PM
  • "How to turn on autoplay on YouTube, and let videos play continuously, on desktop and mobile" Business Insider 9:25 AM
  • "How to create and use automations in Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Apple iOS 13.1.3 Release: Should You Upgrade?" Forbes 9:16 PM
  • "Why we need Apple's HomeKit-enabled routers" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro vs. Pixel 4: First camera comparisons might surprise you" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "When did Google become stingy like Apple?" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Sent This 8-Sentence Memo to Its Top People 39 Years Ago. The Results Were Game-Changing. (And Yes, You Should Copy It)" Inc. 7:50 AM
  • "The T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Will Only Hurt Consumers" The Atlantic 12:48 PM
  • "One year with the Google Pixel Slate: My favorite computer and tablet for getting work done" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "I took some photos with Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone — here are some samples from its camera" Business Insider 1:15 PM
  • "With the Pixel 4, Google's smartphones have to grow up" Android Police 10:38 AM
  • "The False Choice Between Privacy and Safety in Smart Surveillance" ReadWrite 10:25 AM
  • "Made By Google Is More Like Amazon Than Apple" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move? 'We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source.'" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and truly dead" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy: The missing piece of the puzzle that explains Google's curious-seeming new Chrome OS laptop has finally fallen into place." Computerworld 7:41 AM
  • "I spent a few hours with Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone — here are the most important things I learned" Business Insider 7:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Razer Unveils Optical Laptop Keyboard" AnandTech 2:10 PM
  • "Rayman Mini brings side-scrolling fun to Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Pod is a new social network that wants you to meet in person" VentureBeat 12:35 PM
  • "Apple TV App Comes to Roku" Thurrott 12:35 PM
  • "Apple Arcade platformer 'Rayman Mini' showcases the fun in new trailer" iDownload Blog 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Office now supports dark mode for iPhone and iPad" TechRadar UK 8:45 AM
  • "Beats just introduced a new version of its popular Solo headphones, the $300 Solo Pro" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' 0.15.0 Adds the New Payload Mode, Halloween Themed Survive Till Dawn Changes, Weapon Tweaks, Performance Improvements, and More On iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:22 AM
  • "Hawkeye lets you do eye-tracking tests on latest iPhones and iPads" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Riot Games Just Revealed 'Legends of Runeterra', 'League Of Legends: Wild Rift', and 'Teamfight Tactics' for iOS and Android With Pre-Registrations Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:22 AM
  • "MOBA hit League of Legends coming to Android and iOS in 2020" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Google Photos gets a new 'crop document' extension" 9to5Google 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Shares Fall as Q3 Adjusted Net Income Beats Estimate, Revenue Up Short: The company posted a 14% increase in cloud revenue to $5 billion while its global business services segment brought in $4.1 billion." TheStreet 3:49 PM
  • "IBM revenues weighed down by growing business uncertainty in Europe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "IBM's third quarter a mixed bag as sales fall short, but earnings better than expected." ZDNet 3:26 PM
  • "IBM beats profit estimates on cloud-computing growth" Reuters 3:32 PM
  • "IBM stock falls on revenue miss: IBM shares moved 3% lower after the company issued weaker-than-expected third-quarter revenue on Wednesday." CNBC 3:28 PM
  • "IBM Poised for Another Sales Slide Despite Red Hat Deal: What to Watch/IBM is scheduled to report its first earnings after the closing of its $34 billion purchase of open-source software giant Red Hat" [Paid Membership Required] 8:37 AM
  • "IBM Third-Quarter Revenue and Earnings Expected to Fall: Analysts polled by FactSet are expecting earnings of $2.66 per share on revenue of $18.2 billion." TheStreet 8:37 AM
  • "IBM's The Weather Company ramps up engagement with Govt, private sector" Hindu Business Line 8:38 AM
  • "Autonomous 'Mayflower' research ship will use IBM AI tech to cross the Atlantic in 2020" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Intel spends $27 million on a new 5G push" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Intel may be about to counter AMD with $3 billion price cuts" KitGuru 8:39 AM
  • "Intel agrees to $5M settlement in dispute over pay discrimination" WRAL TechWire 8:44 AM
  • "Intel to unveil discrete 10nm GPU by mid-2020" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Intel debunks claims it's abandoning its 10nm desktop CPU efforts" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel's upcoming LGA 4677 platform to support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 for 10 nm+++ and 7 nm CPUs, launching 2021" NotebookCheck 8:41 AM
  • "AMD Powers Europe's Most Powerful Supercomputer Ever With 748,544 Zen 2 Cores" WCCFTech 8:38 AM
  • "New AMD Radeon Embedded E9000 Series GPUs introduced" Geeky Gadgets 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft wants a piece of Google and Amazon's advertising business. Here's the pitch deck it's using to win search and e-commerce budgets from manufacturers and retailers." [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft introduces new open-source specs for developing cloud and edge applications" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "Windows 10 Gets a New 19H2 Build for Slow Ring" Thurrott 6:20 PM
  • "Andrew Yang at Democratic debate: No one uses Bing. 'Sorry, Microsoft, it's true.'" NJ Advanced Media 8:46 AM
  • "Dell uses Bengaluru team's innovations in servers globally: Karinne Brannigan of Dell Technologies" Business Today 8:36 AM
  • "Amazon Reports 'Migration Complete' In Oracle Database Purge: The e-commerce giant has shed the final remnants of its increasingly bitter rival's technology by moving 75 petabytes to native AWS database services." CRN 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon's consumer business just shut down its last Oracle database, and says that it reduced its costs by 60% doing it" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "We're free in 3... 2... 1! Amazon unhooks its last Oracle database, nothing breaks and life goes on" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Cisco Empowers Students to Connect, Create and Share With Classroom of the Future" Al Bawaba 8:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple's Services Segment Is Critical to Its Growth" Market Realist 11:03 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end slightly lower after weak U.S. retail sales and tension with China offsets good corporate earnings: Bank of America tops earnings expectations" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as Trade War Fears, Weak Retail Sales Overshadow Strong Earnings: Stocks finish down as investors divide their attention between strong third-quarter earnings and concerns over weak U.S. retail sales and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Major Stock Market Indexes Can't Escape Losses; This Sector's Shocking Drop Hits Nasdaq" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks slip after retail sales miss" FOXBusiness 10:26 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall: Investors also focus on third-quarter earnings, Brexit talks" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly gain after positive start to U.S. earnings season: Nikkei starts strong but stocks in mainland China struggle to stay above water" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:48 AM
  • "European stocks slip on pessimism over Brexit deal and U.S.-China tensions: Roche climbs and TomTom drops after respective results" MarketWatch 8:48 AM

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