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Tuesday Highlights: Bloomberg says Apple company with most to lose in China among the many firms "ensnared" in Hong Kong pro-democracy controversy; Inc. Magazine suggests a $25/mo all-inclusive plan from Apple "could crush Netflix, Spotify, and Disney Plus"; Apple facing $8 billion patent lawsuit; Adobe Spectrum is system for making iPad-possible apps; Wired suggests outsourcing your passwords to an app; Apple's See to premiere on Nov 1; New York Times feature investigates whether or not you can become addicted to video games; leak hints at smaller notch, 5G antennas in 2020 iPhones; lots of Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 comparisons today, including YouTube's SuperSaf/Marques Brownlee camera comparison, CNET's face unlock test—more in our Reviews and Op/Ed sections.

  • "Apple's $50 Billion Dilemma in China: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have ensnared a number of foreign companies. Apple is the U.S. company with the most to lose."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "How Apple Could Crush Netflix, Spotify, and Disney Plus with a $25 Per Month All-Inclusive Plan: Apple's services are the key to it's growth. An all-in-one plan would make it hard to beat."  Inc. 8:29 AM
  • "Ericsson privateer Unwired Planet seeking $8 billion from Apple over standard-essential patents, submission to UK Supreme Court says"  Foss Patents 7:30 AM
  • "Apple CEO Cook named chairman of top Chinese business school's advisory board"  Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook took a chairman position at one of China's top business schools" Business Insider 7:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook reminds us about Apple's sustainability efforts: The Apple CEO speaks after the company was honored by sustainable energy nonprofit Ceres." CNET 7:21 AM
  • "Inside Adobe Spectrum, the design system making apps like Photoshop on iPad possible" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "It Is Time to Outsource Your Passwords to an App: Your brain has better things to do than store secure passwords. Get a dedicated password manager to keep your login data synced and secure across all devices." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "How To Open & Use System Information On Mac" macReports 7:31 AM
  • "How to selectively choose what photos sync in Photos for Mac" Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "Catalina's Screen Time problems show an Apple stretched too thin"  iDownload Blog 12:29 PM
Press Releases
  • "Serato DJ Pro and DJ Lite Now Compatible With macOS Catalina" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Firefox 70 unveils major privacy reporting tools, promises further performance improvements" BetaNews 7:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Spotify Saved the Music Industry. Now What? Profits are hard to come by—and Apple and Amazon aren't going away." Fortune 7:20 AM
  • "Apple premieres 'See,' coming to Apple TV+ November 1" Apple 7:07 AM
  • "Apple's Futuristic Thriller 'See' Premieres in California Ahead of Apple TV+ Launch" MacRumors 7:20 AM
  • "Another day, another Apple TV+ premier: 'See" Apple Must 7:22 AM
  • "A hiker says his Apple Watch saved his life by calling 911 after he fell off a cliff" Business Insider 10:24 AM
  • "Woman ordered to type in iPhone passcode so police can search device" Sophos 7:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "59: 'A major step forward'/a SwiftUI special with Josh Shaffer" Swift by Sundell 12:15 PM
  • "Supply chains show their weaknesses following Avast and NordVPN attacks" The Next Web 9:47 AM
  • "Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel is the most dangerous celebrity online" Associated Press 7:47 AM
  • "Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games? The latest research suggests it's not far-fetched at all — especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today's games so attractive." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Gmail Hooked Us on Free Storage. Now Google Is Making Us Pay" Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Researchers create an artificial skin that makes your phone ticklish" Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "AirPods Pro or Airpod Pros? – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-22" The Mac Observer 1:08 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 135 – Mac Catalyst with James Thomson Plus Federico's iPhone 11 Pro Camera Story" MacStories 12:48 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: October 22, 2019 –¬†Apple Watch fall detection, Adobe + iPad" 9to5Mac 12:34 PM
  • "Apple's 2020 iPhones rumored to have smaller notch, wider 5G antennas" AppleInsider 7:20 AM
  • "LG Display looking to supply LCDs for budget iPhones" The Elec 10:59 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 Rumors Continue to Mount as LG Reportedly in Talks to Supply LCDs for Device" MacRumors 10:58 AM
  • "Samsung increases OLED supply for Apple's latest iPhones" The Investor 10:58 AM
  • "Apple warns users to upgrade their old iPhones and iPads or face GPS and time issues" BetaNews 7:26 AM
  • "Urgent: Update old iOS device by Nov. 3.. or else, Apple warns" Apple Must 7:21 AM
  • "Apple working on Apple Watch bands with data and power for more sensors" AppleInsider 9:19 AM
  • "Future Memoji could be created automatically from user's photos" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Future Animojis, Memoji may be generated from your photo" Apple World Today 9:10 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for an 'autonomous navigation system" Apple World Today 9:10 AM

  • "Pixel 4 XL vs iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Test Comparison feat. MKBHD" YouTube: SuperSaf 8:28 AM
  • "Pixel 4 face unlock vs. iPhone Face ID: Which one's faster, better/Google takes on Apple for speed, accuracy and the ability to see in the dark." CNET 7:21 AM
  • "iPhone 11 versus Pixel 4 — Benchmark and hands on comparison" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL vs Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which is best?" Stuff Magazine 8:00 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Review: Yes, I'm Obsessed With Mario Kart Tour? And?" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to Make Sure all Traffic is Routed Through Your VPN" The Mac Observer 9:57 AM
  • "How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Why Apple Could Have a Landmark Year in 2020" Market Realist 1:39 PM
  • "Editorial: Why the Apple A13 Bionic blows past Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus" AppleInsider 12:07 PM
  • "Adobe is making iPads look even more like the future of computing" Apple Must 9:57 AM
  • "John Gruber: On the upcoming Photoshop for iPad" The Loop 9:19 AM
  • "Apple in India: What about the smart car revolution?" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Why Subscription Gaming Services Are Having a Moment" eMarketer 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone Feature Request: Copy 'Skip Lock Screen' feature from Google's Pixel 4" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Responsible parties: You don't have to buy an iPhone" Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral: Its stance isn't working." Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL First Impressions" Thurrott 12:17 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 camera review" DxOMark 8:43 AM
  • "I want my buttons back, Google: The Pixel 4 is a technologically advanced phone. But it's missing a lot of what made past Pixels great." Fast Company 7:59 AM
  • "Review: Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL/For once, Google's latest phone falls short. Its predecessor is just as good ... and cheaper" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "The curious case of the Pixel 4's missing headphones" The Verge 7:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iA Writer 5.3 Adds Multiwindow Support, Dark Mode, Content Block Improvements" MacStories 12:15 PM
  • "Todoist Foundations: Key Refinements Modernize the Popular Task Manager" MacStories 10:57 AM
  • "H2O Audio Launches INTERVAL Lap Swimming Underwater Earphones for Apple Watch" PRNewswire 10:22 AM
  • "The Best External SSDs for Mac" Forbes 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Whiteboard for iOS picks up collaborative templates in preview" iMore 9:55 AM
  • "Fender's new app is a giant chord library that integrates with Apple Music" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Fender Songs is an interactive chord book that syncs with Apple Music" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Arlo Announces Apple® HomeKit™ Compatibility For Arlo Ultra" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
  • "Bloomberg: the next Adobe CC app for the iPad will be Illustrator, coming in 2020" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "'Mario Kart Tour' Halloween Tour Dates and New Characters Have Been Announced with Nintendo's Newest Mobile Game about to Get Spooky" Touch Arcade 7:47 AM
  • "Gboard will take a page from Gmail, and complete your sentences for you" Android Central 7:26 AM
  • "Netatmo Weather Station now supports HomeKit: air quality, humidity, temperature and CO2 sensors" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warned: Your cloud contracts are 'serious concern' says EU privacy watchdog/Microsoft promises EU customers new revisions to the terms of its cloud contracts." " ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's EU Contracts 'Breach GDPR'" " Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with CPU makers for Secured-core PCs" " Hexus 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's Secured-core PCs will block firmware attacks: The Surface Pro X will be the first machine with the security capabilities" " The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X topples Intel's Core i9-10980XE in leaked 3DMark scores: Team Red flexes 'gaming CPU' muscles" " The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Intel earnings: Even with PC surge, chip market rebound seems far off" " MarketWatch 7:12 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 Review: A convertible with very few compromises/It's better than the clamshell XPS 13. There, we said it." " PCWorld 7:11 AM
  • "IBM Secure File Transfer Guided Demo" " ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Quantum supremacy from Google? Not so fast, says IBM.: The rival maker of quantum computers is disputing the much-vaunted claim that Google has hit a new milestone." " MIT Technology Review 7:13 AM
  • "Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite" " TechCrunch 7:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Deutsche Bank says an Apple earnings beat on strong iPhone demand is 'priced in'" CNBC Pro 7:57 AM
  • "Here's why Apple shares could rally another 25%" CNBC 7:59 AM
  • "Global Tech Fund Manager Bets on Samsung Over Apple, Alphabet" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Bull 'trend' intact, S&P 500 inches toward record territory" " MarketWatch 11:45 AM
  • "Dow Gets Boost From Solid Procter & Gamble, United Technologies Earnings: Stocks are rising as investors focus on a wave of corporate earnings reports from such heavy hitters as United Technologies and McDonald's." " TheStreet 11:46 AM
  • "Dow Jones Today: Futures Mixed As McDonald's Stock Dives, Biogen Spikes On Alzheimer's News" " Investor's Business Daily 8:30 AM
  • "Stocks little changed as earnings season kicks into high gear" " FOXBusiness 11:47 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Tick Higher Amid Slew of Corporate Results: Major indexes swing in response to latest batch of third-quarter earnings reports; Biogen shares surge" " [Paid Membership Required] 11:48 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher Amid Slew of Corporate Results: Major indexes swing in response to latest batch of third-quarter earnings reports; Biogen shares surge" " [Paid Membership Required] 9:20 AM
  • "European stocks edge back from 2019 highs" " MarketWatch 7:03 AM

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