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Friday Highlights: Apple tells media outlets HomePod smart speaker is delayed until 2018 as device needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers"; Dan Moren opines on Apple's ability to turn "boring tech chores into exciting key features"; Intel's 5G modem may be destined for Apple's future iPhones, nudging out Qualcomm's chips, but new report from KGI analyst confirms Intel modems, but says Qualcomm modems will also be included in future iPhones; new concept for Mac mini puts both Touch Bar and Face ID front-and-center; PCWorld reviews iMovie 10 saying "it makes basic video editing a breeze"; Texas Rangers serve search warrant to Apple over church shooting; The Guardian on Siri's growing role as confidant to many.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "U.S. V. Apple - The Looming Trial Of The Century?"  Seeking Alpha 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Trying to Gain Traction in China: Apple's CEO is on a goodwill mission touring China, but can a new research development center help Apple avoid regulatory hurdles?" TheStreet 2:35 PM
  • "Gartner Says Five of Top 10 Worldwide Mobile Phone Vendors Increased Sales in Second Quarter of 2016" ["Apple continued its downward trend with a decline of 7.7 percent in the second quarter of 2016. Apple sales declined in North America (its biggest market) as well as in Western Europe. However, it witnessed its worst sales decline in Greater China and mature Asia/Pacific regions, where sales declined 26 percent. Apple had its best performance in Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe regions in the second quarter of 2016, where iPhone sales grew more than 95 percent year on year."]  Gartner 7:47 AM
  • "After Successive Decline For Last Two Quarters, Indian Smartphone Market Recovers With 17 Percent Growth In Q2 2016: IDC India" ["Apple's iPhone SE failed to make any significant impact in the premium segment while its previous generation iPhone 5S continued to contribute majority volume."] IDC 10:05 AM
  • "Samsung leads India's smartphone market, as Apple's iPhone SE fails to take off" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "The stakes for iPhone 7 have never been higher" Tech Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Betrays iPhone Faithful For Long-Term Success"  Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Apple sales slump: iPhone no longer driving sales as demand drops 20 percent says Target" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Woz on Tim Cook's first 5 years as Apple CEO"  CNET 10:43 AM
OS X
News
  • "Malwarebytes reports new OS X malware that could easily fool less technical users" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "PSA: New Mac Malware Tries to Trick Less Savvy Users" The Mac Observer 6:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Helps Mac Users Ditch Evernote for OneNote" PC Magazine 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X" The Next Web 7:43 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to find all the characters in a font" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Selecting multiple playlists, iOS Music icons, and more" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Run AppleScript from the Command Line in Mac OS X with osascript" OS X Daily 11:49 AM
  • "How to play this year's most popular PC game on a Mac" BGR 7:08 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Auto-expanding email address" Six Colors 5:02 PM
  • "Try A Combo Notepad And Voice Recorder" Mac360 7:42 AM
  • "A Better Way To Split Your Mac's Screen" TeraTalks 7:41 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Cassandra: Almost Caught Out -Time Machine Rescue (again)" eXtensions 9:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "OmniFocus 2.6.2" TidBITS 5:27 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief" MacRumors 1:35 PM
  • "Louisiana flood relief effort gets a boost from Apple" Cult of Mac 2:42 PM
  • "Apple Makes it Easy to Support Louisiana Flood Relief" PC Magazine 4:48 PM
  • "AT&T, Apple, Google to work on 'robocall' crackdown" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Apple, AT&T, Google and others working with FCC to combat robocall phone spam" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Apple to Join 'Robocall Strike Force' to Crack Down on Automated Phone Calls" MacRumors 9:17 AM
  • "AT&T, Apple, Google Form 'Strike Force' To Vanquish Annoying Robocalls" HotHardware 4:32 PM
  • "Battery problems are holding back Apple's big plans for the Apple Watch" Business Insider 7:20 AM
  • "It looks like Watch battery life is still a problem Apple can't easily fix" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Apple's retail boss thinks Apple stores should be a social 'gathering place'" Business Insider 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Opening Three Next-Generation Stores Over Next Week" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Stores in Annapolis, Kansas City and Glasgow getting next-gen makeover" iDownload Blog 9:42 AM
  • "Apple prepares imminent reopenings of stores in Kansas City & Glasgow" AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "Australia denies banks interim approval to jointly negotiate with Apple on payment apps" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Australian banks denied interim approval to negotiate over Apple Pay" AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Australian banks denied interim decision over Apple Pay dispute, ruling expected in October" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "Lyft Is Said to Seek a Buyer, Without Success" ["The company, which is based in San Francisco, has in recent months held talks or made approaches to sell itself to companies including General Motors, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber and Didi Chuxing, according to a dozen people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the discussions were private."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Apple spurns Lyft's overtures for acquisition" Cult of Mac 5:25 PM
  • "Beyond prescriptions: How Walgreens keeps its app on the screens of millions of loyal users (VB Live)" VentureBeat 7:45 AM
  • "Steve Jobs to Be Inducted Into International Photography Hall of Fame" MacRumors 11:02 AM
  • "Steve Jobs enters the International Photography Hall of fame alongside Annie Leibowitz and Ken Burns" TechCrunch 2:57 PM
  • "Tekserve Puts Up Collection of Macs for Auction" Digital Trends 9:42 AM
  • "Verizon thinks now is a good time to buy an iPhone 6 Plus" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "Apple releases trailer for its exclusive documentary about Birdman and Cash Money Records" BGR 12:42 PM
  • "Apple-1 'celebration' auction bids hit $270K" AppleInsider 4:47 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple frenemy Google goes public" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Exclusive: Facebook Live is getting a cool new feature Monday" The Next Web 6:08 PM
  • "Troll Targets Say Twitter's New Filters Don't Go Far Enough" Wired 4:47 PM
  • "Watch Out for Malware in Those Wikileaks Email Dumps" PC Magazine 2:34 PM
  • "Pandora Nears Deals For On-Demand Streaming" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:38 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 glass screen more easily damaged than any iPhone" AppleInsider 2:28 PM
  • "Samsung Note 7 teardown reveals waterproof components" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "MIT startup claims a breakthrough for 'holy grail' of batteries, doubles energy density" Electrek 7:40 AM
  • "Other Nations Are Light Years Ahead Of The U.S. In Fiber-Optic Broadband Adoption [Infographic] Forbes 7:23 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Parallels Desktop 12" MacVoices 2:15 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-19: FCC's Anti-robocall Plans, Moving from Evernote to OneNote" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 21" FCPRadio 9:38 AM
  • "Meet the first Apple CareKit app for mental health treatment" Computerworld 8:21 AM
  • "CNET UK podcast 494: Samsung limits Note 7 preorders, killing the headphone port and a rump-shaped airship" CNET 7:57 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iPad upgrade cycle, watchOS 3 simplicity, 'iPhone 7' rumors" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "With few weeks until iOS 10's fall release, iOS 9 adoption hits 87 percent of devices" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "The camera on the smaller iPhone 7 could be getting a feature that's traditionally reserved for Apple's largest iPhone" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Makes Important iPhone 7 Camera Upgrade" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 7 Lacks Dual Cameras, But It May Finally Gain Optical Image Stabilization" HotHardware 4:32 PM
  • "Apple issues iOS 10 beta 7 for developers + public beta 6 for testers" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "Apple issues 7th developer & 6th public betas of iOS 10 as final launch approaches" AppleInsider 12:39 PM
  • "iOS 10 Beta 7 Now Available For Download" BGR 12:40 PM
  • "iOS 10 Beta 7 / Public Beta 6 Feature Changes: Here's What Is New" Redmond Pie 7:08 PM
  • "In a Surprise, Apple Releases iOS 10 Beta 7 to Registered Developers" AppAdvice 1:23 PM
  • "Apple Watch Navigation User Interface for Maps is now a Patent fulfilled" Patently Apple 10:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:55 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Bose QC35 Headphones" Wired 12:41 PM
  • "Rock Jaw Audio Clarito earphones review" The Gadgeteer 11:08 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Duo simplifies video calls, and impresses with a clutter-free UI" TechRepublic 7:59 AM
  • "6 iPhone Apps That Turn Your Photos Into Art" Time 7:34 AM
  • "My Main Concern With Apple Notes: No Good Export" iPad Insight 8:22 AM
  • "This tweak makes Siri less impatient so you can take your time speaking" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to set up Apple's 2-factor authentication in iOS 10" iMore 2:28 PM
  • "Location Sharing is Easier Than You Think" AppAdvice 10:04 AM
  • "How to use Now Playing with Control Center in iOS 10" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "How to Manage and Edit the Mailboxes on your iPad" iPad Insight 9:38 AM
  • "How To Add Your E-Books To iBooks Without iTunes" AppAdvice 7:40 AM
  • "How to adjust bass response for your iPhone or iPad headphones" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
Tips
  • "Follow-up: Exporting MP3s from iOS" Six Colors 5:02 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Intelligently Delves into Machine Intelligence" The Mac Observer 5:01 PM
  • "Could Tim Cook be doing a better job at Apple? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 4:47 PM
  • "Will Visa really control the future of Apple Pay?" Apple Must 10:56 AM
  • "The iPhone Headphone Jack Sails Into The Sunset, And We Should All Be Happy" Forbes 9:09 AM
  • "Thank You, Apple, For Keeping It Simple*" Mac360 8:34 AM
  • "Will Apple's 'I'll Pay Tax If Its Fair' Excuse Help You With IRS?"  Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone: Apple's Mac battle with Windows rebooted" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "On Apple Pay, Apple Stores, My Choice, And My Value To Apple" BohemianBoomer 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's Fading Buzz: 'And Why I Miss Standing In Line At An Apple Store" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "Comment: As optical image stabilization seemingly confirmed in iPhone 7, package starts to add up" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's Big Voice Gets Bigger" NoodleMac 7:59 AM
  • "The next big thing in tech ought to be better batteries"  Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Commentary: Taiwan makers reluctant to yield to Apple requests to lower quotes" DigiTimes 7:27 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is it Worth it to Switch to AT&T's New Plans? Maybe" The Mac Observer 7:52 PM
  • "Judging a SurfaceBook by a different cover" iMore 11:10 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: The most beautiful phone of 2016" Telegraph 7:40 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Allo's sticker packs are weird and wonderful" Engadget 9:27 PM
  • "Coming August 20: Gene Steinberg meets columnist Rob Pegoraro, and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:56 PM
  • "These are all of the accessories that support Apple HomeKit" iMore 10:49 AM
  • "Sony In-Car Audio Takes the Driver's Seat with Smartphone Connectivity" PRNewswire 12:38 PM
  • "Sony enters the aftermarket CarPlay scene with sleek 6.4-inch screen" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Sony Announces Its First In-Car Audio System With Apple CarPlay Support" iClarified 9:43 AM
  • "Team Collaboration Platform HipChat Adds Group Video Calling Feature" MacRumors 7:35 AM
  • "This crazily expensive levitating Apple Watch charger is very silly (but I still want one)" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "WaterField Launches Kickstarter for Intrepid iPhone 7 Travel Wallet" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Sym-a-Pix for iPhone and iPad - Find the Symmetry, Discover the Picture" prMac 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "$63B deal between Dell and EMC approved by China" New York Post 8:00 AM
  • "Dell-EMC on the cusp after Chinese clearance - report" CRN UK 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Ditches Ethernet At Its Campuses" TechWeekEurope 8:16 AM
  • "Windows Defender Demo App Lets You Try Out a Modern Windows 10 Antivirus" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft isn't alone when it comes to Windows 10's sneaky data mining" TechRadar UK 8:13 AM
  • "Security researcher accuses Microsoft of 'sneaky data mining' in Windows 10" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3176934" Softpedia 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 Annoyance: Apps get re-installed after updates" gHacks 8:08 AM
  • "IGNITION 2016: IBM Watson General Manager will unveil the future of artificial intelligence" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "HP 2015 Sustainability Report Review: HP earns respect but not many plaudits" Etical Corporation 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes back HP Elite X3's UK release, gives it a price cut as well" GSMArena 8:01 AM
  • "Intel sees 5G networks as opportunity to sell more server chips" ComputerWeekly 7:58 AM
  • "Intel Corporation's Kaby Lake for Desktops Looks Like a Winner" The Motley Fool 4:48 PM
  • "Intel Developer Forum Day 2" VR-Zone 7:58 AM
  • "Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots" PCWorld 11:56 AM
  • "Fanless Embedded Computer features Atom(TM) E3800 processor." TradingMarkets 7:58 AM
  • "Are your fragile packages safe? Ask Intel's tiny IoT chip" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "Intel: Fast Thunderbolt ports will take off with next-gen PCs" CNET 7:57 AM
  • "The best of Intel Developer Forum 2016" IT PRO 7:53 AM
  • "NVIDIA welcomes Intel into AI era: Fancy a benchmark deathmatch?" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Intel to Accelerate Altera, Autonomous Driving" CDR Info 7:52 AM
  • "Intel's reveals silicon photonics module for data centres" ITProPortal 7:51 AM
  • "Intel to begin shipments of 100Gbps silicon photonics optical transceivers" DigiTimes 7:51 AM
  • "AMD plans to find Zen and challenge Intel, stock shoots to multiyear high" MarketWatch 4:47 PM
  • "AMD is very Zen about its Intel Kaby Lake rival in toe-to-toe demo" The Inquirer 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Unveils New Details for Its Next-Generation 2017 Zen CPU Core" FARS News Agency 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle Is Funding a New Anti-Google Group" Fortune 7:35 AM
  • "Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware" Tech Centrak 7:33 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc (CSCO): Software, Cloud Transition Positively Impacted Last Quarter" Bidness Etc 7:32 AM
  • "Nutanix Plugs Enterprise Cloud Into Cisco Servers" TechWeekEurope 7:32 AM
  • "Nutanix scoops Cisco. Everyone's really happy ... but Cisco is strangely quiet about it" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Several IT companies are following Cisco systems, thousands to be laid off" Business Insider India 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco Confirms Epicbananas, Extrabacon NSA Exploits" Coverge 7:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is doomed... but don't tell the massive funds that just dumped billions into Apple shares" BGR 3:42 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq logs longest weekly win streak in 6 years, but stocks end lower: All eyes are on Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Retail Disappointments as Wall Street Awaits Fed Minutes: Stocks fall further from record highs on Wednesday morning as disappointments from Target and Lowe's bring down the cyclical consumer sector." TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "Fed minutes show rate hike could come 'soon'" USA Today 4:33 PM
  • "Oil Drags on Dow, S&P; Nasdaq Boosted by Applied Materials" Reuters 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks Falter on Bets of U.S. Rate Rise: U.S. stocks slipped slightly Friday, as investor expectations rose for a Federal Reserve rate increase later this year." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Oil gains drive Asian energy stocks higher: Oil's push into bull-market territory boosted energy shares across Asia on Friday, lifting equity markets that have a heavy focus on commodities stocks." MarketWatch 7:18 AM
  • "European stocks end lower amid renewed concerns over Italian banks: European stocks fell Friday, with Italian shares leading the charge lower as concerns over the country's banking system sent lenders lower across the eurozone." MarketWatch 12:29 PM

 
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