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Weekend Highlights: Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple eyes iconic studio as base for Hollywood production push: The Culver Studios, where 'Gone With The Wind' was filmed, may be leased for content arm" ["Among the projects Apple is vying for is a high-profile drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, set on a morning TV chat show. The company is bidding against the likes of Netflix for rights to the drama, according to people familiar with the discussions, in a sign that Apple is considering premium productions akin to those found on HBO, the TV network."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Apple's call for 'strong' net neutrality rules is a hint about the future of its business"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:07 AM
  • "Recode Your Health: How Apple engineered its watch to push you to perform at your peak"  Men's Health 2:14 PM
  • "It seems like Apple's AirPods are a hit: In just about seven months, Apple appears to have completely upended the wireless headphone market." Quartz 4:17 PM
  • "Apple joins consortium in revised £14bn bid for Toshiba's chip business: Successful bid with Bain Capital may help iPhone maker source memory chips for smartphones in battle with rival Samsung" The Guardian 7:07 AM
  • "Apple and Android Lead Smartwatch Boom, But Dumber Wearables Slip" Fortune 7:31 AM
  • "Believe it or Not, Smartwatches Are Having a Moment: 'We're at a point where brands and consumers are graduating to a more sophisticated device,' according to IDC." PC Magazine 7:02 AM
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft Office support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra" Microsoft 8:10 AM
  • "Office for Mac 2011 not supported on High Sierra, may be problems with 2016 apps" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers" MacRumors 2:13 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Shooting & Editing a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 2" fcp.co 7:02 AM
  • "How to learn Swift, Apple's language for creating iOS and macOS apps" Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "Auto-switching to and from the iTunes MiniPlayer" Dr. Drang 4:18 PM
Press Releases
  • "Hyper Plan for macOS lets you easily create cards with user-defined properties" Apple World Today 7:10 AM
  • "Date Time Calc 2.2 is an application to calculate future, past dates and time difference between dates on Mac" Tension Software 6:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially Moved From Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi" MacRumors 2:13 PM
  • "Apple shifts responsibility for Siri to operating system chief" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Alexa and Siri Escalate Battle of Virtual Assistants: Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft racing to make their virtual assistants more powerful and pervasive" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 PM
  • "Leaked document shows how Apple decides to replace or repair your iPhone"  Business Insider 4:18 PM
  • "Leaked Apple document shows how iPhone service eligibility is determined" 9to5Mac 7:04 PM
  • "Apple's secret workout facility could lead to big breakthroughs for the Apple Watch" Mashable 7:23 PM
  • "Here's a look inside where Apple will unveil its next iPhones" Mashable 7:24 PM
  • "Apple sends out invites to September 12 iPhone 8 launch" BetaNews 9:33 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google and scores of businesses are imploring President Trump to protect the Dreamers" Recode 6:50 AM
  • "Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook signs letter encouraging President Trump to preserve the DACA 'Dreamers' program" MacDailyNews 9:34 AM
  • "Apple, Google & other tech companies urge Trump not to deport 'the Dreamers'" 9to5Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Files Trademark Application for Apple Pay Cash Peer-to-Peer Payments Service in European Union" MacRumors 6:51 AM
  • "Apple files trademark suggesting its P2P payment service is coming to Europe" VentureBeat 7:09 AM
  • "What to do about an iPhone generation that is less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 7:07 AM
  • "In a 1,000-year flood, the Apple Watch makes a handy phone (Video)" Apple 3.0 7:03 AM
  • "Watch Tim Cook's FaceTime cameo in Auburn University's new ad" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Ping social network fails to strike a chord" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Video streaming device maker Roku files for IPO" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Roku files for IPO" Axios 8:20 PM
  • "Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers" CNNMoney 7:22 PM
  • "An Instagram hack hit millions of accounts, and victims' phone numbers are now for sale" The Verge 7:22 PM
  • "Fitbit unfazed by Apple, Samsung as rivals step up smartwatch competition" CNBC 4:17 PM
  • "The 'Apple of China' is revealing its new smartphone 1 day before the iPhone 8 launches" Business Insider 7:23 AM
  • "US judge says Yahoo data breach victims have the right to sue" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "A smartphone to support both Google and Amazon's voice assistants" DailyTech 6:59 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Is Amazon a Monopoly? NPR's Robert Smith wonders whether tech giants like Amazon and Google really need to be reined in." Slate 7:33 PM
  • "Can you leave the iPhone's Home button behind? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 98)" CNET 7:05 PM
  • "Siri's New Boss, APFS Fusion Drive Issues -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-01" The Mac Observer 1:59 PM
  • "MacVoices #17184: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 11" MacVoices 1:13 PM
  • "A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 2)" Architosh 1:10 PM
  • "Catch our iPhone 8 event predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Going to the doctor is a pain. Can Silicon Valley help? Forward CEO Adrian Aoun explains what tech can do for health and wellness on Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 6:59 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 135 | iPhone 8 event at Steve Jobs Theater, iOS 11 possibilities, HomePod predictions" 9to5Mac 6:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Major Apple casemakers updating internal SKUs to 'iPhone 8', 'iPhone 8 Plus' and 'iPhone Edition'" 9to5Mac 6:50 AM
  • "Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate" AppleInsider 2:14 PM
  • "Report: iPhone X is the name of Apple's game-changing new iPhone" BGR 4:18 PM
  • "More OLED iPhone 8 components surface as video claims to show (likely fake) Apple leather case" 9to5Mac 7:03 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] MacRumors 8:10 AM
  • "Future Macs may adjust their audio based on where you're sitting or standing -- and what you're doing" Apple World Today 7:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:03 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Video: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil" AppleInsider 2:14 PM
  • "Swap Your AirPods for Sony's Noise-Canceling Earbuds?" PC Magazine 7:23 AM
  • "Review: Moment's wide angle V2 lens take mobile photography to the next level" iDownload Blog 7:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "It's not the destination, it's the journey: Old Man's Journey" Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "YouTube TV review: Patience pays off/The best streaming bundle (for those who can get it)." TechHive 6:50 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Enable Or Disable iOS 11 Auto-Brightness Feature, Here's How" Redmond Pie 9:35 AM
Tips
  • "An Introduction to Home Assistant, the Open Source Home Automation Platform that Can Even Talk to iTunes" The Mac Observer 1:58 PM
  • "watchOS 4: How to use Apple Watch as a Flashlight" Apple Must 1:02 PM
  • "6 Things You Didn't Know About Apple & Health Research" Apple Must 12:56 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Amazing! Futuristic Transparent iPhone Design." MICGadget 7:23 PM
  • "The case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Six Colors 4:18 PM
  • "The Uncertain Future of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar" The Mac Observer 4:11 PM
  • "iPhone 8/Edition Diary: It hasn't even been announced yet, but I already know I'll be buying one" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "Apple Goes to Hollywood: For TV production and more" Alex4D 12:57 PM
  • "Siri Just Become a Core Apple Platform Technology" Apple Must 12:56 PM
  • "When did Apple begin to think different about the iPhone Home button?" Computerworld 9:38 AM
  • "Apple to FCC: Here's Why Repealing Net Neutrality Is a Bad Idea" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "Apple's peer-to-peer payments service won't just be available in U.S." Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Samsung is so afraid of the iPhone 8, it might rush to release the Galaxy S9 early" BGR 9:35 AM
  • "New report may solve the last mystery surrounding Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 9:33 AM
  • "Why I'm now using Android and might skip the iPhone 8: Circumstances caused me to change to Android handsets as my daily driver instead of my iPhone 7 Plus. Now I'm not sure I want to go back." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Counterpoint: Why phone makers are trying to kill the headphone jack" The Next Web 7:10 AM
  • "Apple finally openly supports net neutrality" OSNews 7:02 AM
  • "3 products I want to hear about at Apple's September 12 event" Macworld 6:50 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Here's how Roku — the electronics company that's kept Apple and Amazon at bay — makes money" Business Insider 8:42 PM
  • "Key Takeaways for Microsoft, Google and Others From Europe's Biggest Tech Show" RealMoney 8:31 PM
  • "The Hard Consequence of Google's Soft Power Over Think Tanks" Wired 7:04 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google's iOS app now shows trending searches" Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances iPhone, Apple Watch command options" AppleInsider 4:18 PM
  • "Apple announces Simi Valley store to permanently close on September 15th" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "SanDisk iXpand Base Gives iPhone And iPad Users Hassle-Free Daily Backup While Charging" MacPrices 1:22 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella, Microsoft stand with 'DREAMers' over reported end to DACA" Neowin 12:46 PM
  • "From Facebook to Microsoft: How the world's biggest tech firms reacted to Trump's plan to end DACA" International Business Times 8:27 AM
  • "CIA Malware Project Infects Windows Systems" Virus Guides 8:40 AM
  • "HPE wraps up $8.8bn Micro Focus software dump spin-off" The Register 7:04 PM
  • "HP launches Ink Tank printers for high-volume home users" Vanguard 8:18 AM
  • "Michael Dell's foundation pledges up to $36 billion for Texas reconstruction" VentureBeat 4:18 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets spiffed up for the holidays" CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Intel Adds Optane Memory to Kaby Lake NUCs" PC Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "Shuttle brings Intel Optane technology to SZ270R8" Guru3D 8:08 AM
  • "Intel releases Xeon W CPUs for workstations" CPU World 8:07 AM
  • "ChromeOS gets chromed with Acer's aluminium Chromebook 15" Stuff Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Hands on with Lenovo's latest" Expert Reviews 8:09 AM
  • "The Asus ROG Chimera laptop is Usain-Bolt-on-steroids fast" Stuff Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores" PCWorld 12:34 PM
  • "AMD wants to conquer the enterprise PC market with Ryzen Pro" BetaNews 8:16 PM
  • "AMD Releases Cheapest Ryzen Threadripper CPU: $549 For 8-Core 16-Thread Monster" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Vega's innards aren't game-ready, consumer-optimised versions are coming" PCGamesN 8:05 AM
  • "AMD names Dell, HP, Lenovo as Ryzen Pro partners" bit-tech 8:04 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro is about to supercharge your work PC" ITProPortal 8:04 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen PRO processors get backing of Dell, HP, and Lenovo" Hexus 8:04 AM
  • "AMD Aims For Commercial Comeback With Ryzen Pro CPU Launch" Silicon UK 8:04 AM
  • "The case for Oracle to cede control of Java SE" InfoWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Oracle upgrades Internet of Things service with artificial intelligence and machine learning" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "What to expect in Java 9's JDK: More than modularity" InfoWorld 7:54 AM
  • "San Jose man sentenced to 7½ years for selling $37 million worth of stolen Cisco goods" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:01 AM
  • "NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging earns Cisco certification for UCS, paving the way for more converged infrastructure sales" IT PRO 8:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market finishes higher as jobs report diminishes rate hike expectations: Nasdaq records biggest weekly gain since December" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "S&P 500 Nears a New Record as Automakers Rise: Stocks rise after positive car sales reports. That was enough to overshadow a disappointing jobs report out earlier in the day." TheStreet 2:00 PM
  • "Wall St up as jobs data keeps rate expectations in check" Reuters 4:22 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Posts Biggest Weekly Gain of the Year: Big acquisition announcements and a landmark new drug approval helped major indexes rise this week" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Chinese stocks lead Asian markets higher after upbeat manufacturing data: Nikkei ends weekly losing streak" MarketWatch 8:58 PM
  • "European stocks end higher on dovish ECB expectations, U.S. jobs data: European stocks closed higher for a third straight session on Friday, boosted by a news report saying the European Central Bank will likely wait until December to unveil a plan to taper its asset purchases." MarketWatch 11:28 AM

 
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