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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Protesters in Catalan told use Android phones not iPhones due to Apple's censorship; "Will demand sustain continued development?" Asks Daniel Eran Dilger when it comes to Macs and the pro market; AirPods "among most successful" products entered into Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame; How-To Geek explains where all the iTunes features went in Catalina; Glenn Fleishman shows where Time Machine backups went after Catalina; Apple's iOS updates a bit problematic, but Apple says 50% of iPhones have upgraded; Bloomberg on how Dialog Semiconductor survived after losing Apple business; Apple remains #1 on Interbrand's Best Global Brands; book will look at Apple post Steve Jobs; Photoshop for iPad on the way without certain key features; The Inquirer reviews iPhone 11 Pro, PCWorld pits a Dell laptop vs the Mac Pro, while CNET has a review of Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs MacBook Air; people still angry Apple killed headphone jack.

  • "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
  • "In 1981, this was Steve Jobs' vision for the office of the future"  CNBC 3:12 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update to Developers" MacRumors 1:30 PM
  • "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 Uninstall Flash Player On Mac" macReports 9:13 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
  • "How to restrict or only allow certain websites on Mac with Screen Time" iDownload Blog 1:15 PM
  • "How to change icons and colors for Reminders Lists on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" 9to5Mac 11:29 AM
  • "Typing Special Characters Using Unicode On Your Mac" MacMost 1:02 PM
Press Releases
  • "Luna Display now supports older Macs as a secondary screen" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
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
  • "Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want?" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Zuckerberg digs in on free speech" Axios 12:19 PM
  • "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
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 17, 2019 –┬áiOS 13 adoption, Photoshop for iPad" 9to5Mac 11:28 AM
  • "Adapt, Episode 11: Parameters in Shortcuts for iOS 13" MacStories 11:27 AM
  • "Apple Arcade: The 'Boutique' Of Mobile Games, But Ongoing Innovation Is An Issue" Forbes 9:13 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
  • "AirDrop & device tracking only the beginning of Ultra Wideband in the iPhone" AppleInsider 9:52 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
  • "The Patent behind the Apple Watch Series 5 ECG Feature surfaced today at the U.S. Patent Office" Patently Apple 9:13 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

  • "iPhone 11 Pro review: It's nothing we haven't seen before, but it's still the best iPhone yet" The Inquirer 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Card is great, but it does have its growing pains" iMore 9:12 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
  • "Logitech's MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Beats' new $300 Solo Pro headphones are terrific, but there's one drawback I just can't get past" Business Insider 1:15 PM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus — The best true wireless headphones, but better" AppleInsider 7:23 AM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Go bring premium audio to the gym" AppleInsider 9:40 AM
  • "Mous Contour iPhone Case review: Classy, slim, tough" iMore 11:29 AM
  • "Rocketbook Beacons Review: Scan whiteboard notes instantly" ["There's an app for both iOS and Android devices. Then set up the stickers — the Beacons — by just peeling off the clear backing, and positioning them into each of the four corners of your board."] GearBrain 9:33 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Arcade Highlights: Card of Darkness" MacStories 11:32 AM
  • "How to Create Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch" PC Magazine 3:13 PM
  • "iOS 13"s powerful new Slide Over features make it useful at last" Cult of Mac 1:29 PM
  • "How to calculate tips and split bills with your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 12:16 PM
  • "How to Flag Important Reminders in iOS 13 to Make Them Easier to Find" Gadget Hacks 9:44 AM
  • "How To Disable Optimized Battery Charging On iPhone" UberGizmo 9:44 AM
  • "Mac mini video editing setup under $2,000" 9to5Mac 9:38 AM
  • "'How do I stop my iPhone from listening to me?': How to change your microphone settings so that your iPhone can't hear your voice" Business Insider 9:13 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
  • "PSA: Today's the day to cancel Apple Arcade without getting charged/If you signed up on day one" The Verge 1:16 PM
  • "iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max IP68 Water-Resistant Rating Explained: What It Really Means" iPhone Hacks 7:01 AM
  • "Mobile carrier says iPhone 5G in 2020 (or maybe they just expect it like the rest of us)" Apple Must 3:11 PM
  • "A revealing iPhone 11 headache: Sometimes, a mobile glitch is indicative of a much more pervasive issue. Our columnist's recent iPhone 11 iTunes headache perfectly illustrates how Apple's heralded focus on customer experience falls apart when doing upgrades."  Computerworld 11:53 AM
  • "Apple TV+: Two Lessons from Netflix's Subscriber Trend" Market Realist 11:52 AM
  • "Ethical question: should you disclose smart speakers like HomePod to guests?" iDownload Blog 11:29 AM
  • "It's been 3 years since Apple killed the headphone jack, and you're still angry"  Android Authority 9:59 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
  • "Misaligned send message button can't be 'unseen' by designers on Twiter" Cult of Mac 11:28 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
  • "Will the Internet of Things Ever Rule the World?" ReadWrite 11:32 AM
  • "Facebook and Well Intentioned Failures" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:32 AM
  • "Hotspots, Hotspots Everywhere" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:27 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
  • "MyArtToolsLite Provides Artistic Tools for Image Manipulation on iPhones" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Google Voice now works with Siri on iPhones, but still not Google Assistant" 9to5Google 9:21 AM
  • "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
  • "Latest IBM partnership looks to improve seafood safety with blockchain" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "Red Hat OpenShift 4.2: Kubernetes for the hybrid-cloud developer/Red Hat, via OpenShift, wants to help developers build the new model hybrid cloud." ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "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
  • "Stocks slightly higher after Brexit deal, good earnings: Netflix shares rally after third-quarter results" MarketWatch 12:16 PM
  • "Dow Wavers as IBM's Revenue Miss Overshadows Tentative Brexit Deal: Stocks are mixed after IBM's revenue miss cut into gains that were sparked by news that Britain has reached a Brexit agreement with the European Union." TheStreet 12:16 PM
  • "Stock Gains Fade But Small Caps Remain Sturdy And Some Breakouts Appear: FacebookTwitterLinkedInShare Licensing" Investor's Business Daily 12:17 PM
  • "US stocks trade higher on Brexit deal news" FOXBusiness 7:28 AM
  • "Stocks Waver Despite Strong Earnings, Brexit Deal: Pound is volatile as investors assess risk of deal being rejected by U.K. lawmakers" [Paid Membership Required] 12:18 PM
  • "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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