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Weekend Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple diversity chief apologizes to staff for statements made at summit"  AppleInsider 10/14
  • "Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words at summit" TechCrunch 10/14
  • "Apple's diversity VP apologizes for controversial statement at summit this week" 9to5Mac 10/14
  • "Apple's VP of diversity and inclusion is backtracking on her controversial comments about white men" Quartz 7:43 PM
  • "What Apple Stands to Gain From Tax Reform" 24/7 Wall St. 10/14
  • "Apple Pay Cash internal testing expands ahead of public release" 9to5Mac 10/14
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft Has Officially Ended Office Support For Mac 2011" Blorge 7:47 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Modernized BBEdit 12 Manipulates Columnar Data and More" TidBITS 10:00 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, High Sierra: Date & Time" eXtensions 7:39 AM
  • "Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going"  AppleInsider 10/14
  • "How To Upgrade Your Mac to MacOS High Sierra and Later" State of Tech 10/14
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Bluetooth" eXtensions 10/14
  • "How To Wirelessly Connect Apple TV 4K To Xcode On Mac" Redmond Pie 10/13
  • "Nvidia's Free GeForce NOW Beta Lets You Play System Intensive PC Games on Your Mac" MacRumors 10/13
  • "How to empty your Safari Reading List" Macworld 10/13
  • "System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: App Store" eXtensions 10/13
  • "How to reset the printing system on your Mac" iMore 10/13
  • "A Beginner's Guide to TextEdit" MacMost 10/13
Op/Ed
  • "Why Apple won't move the Mac to ARM: Apples A10 bionic chip is as fast as many x86 chips. Which leads to speculation that Apple will migrate macOS to its own chips. Here's why that won't happen." ZDNet 10/13
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 13.1" TidBITS 10/13
  • "Bare Bones Software Releases macOS High Sierra Ready BBEdit 12.0 With 100+ New Features and Improvements" MacPrices 10/13
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung drive Android growth as duopoly with Apple strengthens" WA Today 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Watch notification helps save man's life: 'It would have been fatal'" Telegraph 10:50 AM
  • "Huawei could overtake Apple in smartphone business by 2018: Pro" CNBC Video 10/13
  • "AT&T sees almost 1M fewer upgrades during iPhone 8 launch quarter ahead of iPhone X release" 9to5Mac 10/13
  • "Samsung at 3-Yr High in GB, Apple Growth Up in US" ["In the US, Samsung and Apple sales shares for the three months ending in August were virtually tied at 35.2% and 35.0% respectively."] Kantar Worldpanel 10/13
  • "iOS Gained Market Share in Most Countries This Summer, Although Samsung Drove Gains for Android in UK" MacRumors 10/13
  • "Why Buy a New iPhone When You Could Repair Your Old One? The answer: Because tech companies make it as hard as possible for us to fix their products." The Nation 10/13
  • "Apple Wants to get Closer to Your Heart" Apple Must 10/13
  • "Tim Cook took a stroll in 'breathtaking' Swedish forests with a company that makes Apple's packaging" Business Insider 10/13
  • "ARKit downloads dominated by games so far" Cult of Mac 10/13
  • "Apple Watch saves man from pulmonary embolism" Cult of Mac 10/13
  • "Activists urge Apple to drop apps that play up Philippine drugs war" Reuters 10/13
  • "Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs"  VentureBeat 10/13
Non-Apple News
  • "The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:36 PM
  • "T-Mobile announces throttling changes for 'Mobile Without Borders'¬†feature" 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Amazon drops big-budget series following Weinstein scandal: It's also taking direct control of another show." Engadget 10/14
  • "Iran blamed for cyberattack on UK parliament: China and Russia don't have a lock on state-sponsored hacks." Engadget 10/14
  • "Murata to buy Sony plant to meet demand for iPhone parts: Move designed to keep Samsung and other Asian rivals in check" Nikkei 10/14
  • "Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Creates Online University For People Who Want To Work In Tech" Tech Times 10/14
  • "Study shows robots are better at slicing humans open than humans are" BGR 10/13
  • "This bug let a researcher bypass GoDaddy's site security tool" ZDNet 10/13
  • "Why swallowable robots could be the future of healthcare: A collaboration by Caltech researchers could pave the way for new therapies by creating tiny devices to monitor the inside of your body." ZDNet 10/13
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iPhone Stylus, Disney's Movies Anywhere -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-13" The Mac Observer 10/13
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 142 | Refocusing iTunes, latest beta changes, and the future of Face ID" 9to5Mac 10/13
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 49" FCPRadio 10/13
  • "Can Google catch up to Apple in hardware?" Recode 10/13
  • "The new HomeKit abilities you need to know about, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 10/13
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive, the latest from Oculus, and the idea of a foldable iPhone" AppleInsider 10/13
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Leak Reveals Massive New iPhone Cancellation" Forbes 8:12 PM
  • "All iPhones could have Face ID next year: Face ID may replace Touch ID on iPhones as early as next year." CNET 10/14
  • "How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango"  AppleInsider 10/13
  • "Latest report of Apple Pencil compatibility for iPhone goes a step further ..." 9to5Mac 10/13
  • "Rumor: Apple considering iPhone with stylus for launch in 2019" AppleInsider 10/13
  • "Future iPhones May Gain Apple Pencil Support, Copying Signature Galaxy Note Feature" HotHardware 10/13
  • "iPhone X Parts Cost Apple 31% More Than the 7-Plus, Analyst Says/New technology partly explains the iPhone X's lofty $999-and-up price tag. The biggest culprit: Samsung's shiny new Super Retina OLED display." TheStreet 10/13
  • "Face ID will replace Touch ID on all 2018 iPhones" Cult of Mac 10/13
  • "Largan developing 3D sensing solutions" ["Demand for 3D sensing is expected to grow following Apple's adoption of 3D face ID biometrics sensor for the iPhone X."] DigiTimes 10/13
  • "Apple could diversify Face ID TrueDepth camera supply chain with Largan Precision" AppleInsider 10/13
  • "iOS 11 overtakes iOS 10, now installed on nearly half of devices" iDownload Blog 10/13
  • "Apple's Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad Now Ships in 6-7 Weeks as Refresh Possible Alongside iMac Pro" MacRumors 10/13
  • "Larger Magic Keyboard shipping slips to 6-7 weeks, could suggest new model with iMac Pro" 9to5Mac 10/13
  • "Adam Donenfeld may possibly work on an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak"  ModMyi 10/13
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak Release Gets New Hope" Redmond Pie 10/13
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple working on a fix for GarageBand not opening after updating to iOS 11" iDownload Blog 10/13
  • "Apple Still Offering Free Delayed Battery Repairs for Some 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pros" MacRumors 10/13
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Apple Watch Deals for October 2017" iMore 11:38 AM
  • "Sprint offers new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus deals starting at $0 down, $9.72/month" 9to5Mac 10/13
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 10/13
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 10/13
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 10/13

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 8 Plus review: For those that don't like change" Neowin 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone X vs. Google Pixel 2 Pictures Shows Just How Each of the Handsets Stack Up" TechEBlog 8:59 PM
  • "iPhone 8 v Note 8 v OnePlus 5 - Ultimate battery test reveals a clear and surprise winner: APPLE'S iPhone, Samsung's Note 8 and the OnePlus 5 all feature fast charging batteries, but which one is really the best?" Express UK 7:51 AM
  • "Battle Of The Bezels: iPhone X Vs Pixel 2 XL Vs Note 8 Vs Others" Redmond Pie 10/14
  • "Best Bands for the Gold Apple Watch" iMore 10/14
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Review - Garden-Variety Facelift: Is the third-generation Apple Watch the big overhaul we've been expecting? Parent company Apple swears it is" Softpedia 10/14
  • "ROMOSS Longuard 2-Port 10000mAh Power Bank review" The Gadgeteer 10/14
  • "My first week with iPhone 8 Plus: The 'iPhone 8 is boring crowd' aren't the people you want to talk to at parties." Computerworld 10/13
  • "Apple TV 4K review: The ultimate iTunes box has finally arrived" Macworld 10/13
  • "iPad Pro from a college student's perspective" iDownload Blog 10/13
  • "Video: Should you buy the standard Apple Watch Series 3, or the Nike + model?" AppleInsider 10/13
  • "Review: Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad" iLounge 10/13
  • "Review: JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker" iLounge 10/13
  • "Anki Overdrive's app-steered robot race cars get a Fast & Furious boost" Macworld 10/13
  • "Google Home Mini review: Good, but not better than the Echo Dot" TechHive 10/13
  • "Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 review: Dalek-shaped delight" The Verge 10/13
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "8 Things iOS 11 Does So You Don't Have To" Apple Must 10/14
  • "Best weather apps for Apple Watch" iMore 10/14
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Use Portrait Mode On An iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, Or X" Digital Trends 7:43 PM
  • "How to use Digital Touch and handwriting in iMessage" iMore 5:31 PM
  • "How to use the People Album in Photos on iPhone and iPad" iMore 4:02 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K Screenshot Feature: Here's How To Use It" Redmond Pie 10/13
  • "How to Add Folders to Favorites List in Files for iOS" OS X Daily 10/13
  • "Never lose your parked car again with Siri and Maps" Cult of Mac 10/13
  • "How to automatically invoke Safari's Reader mode for specific websites" iDownload Blog 10/13
  • "How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when you receive new emails" iDownload Blog 10/13
Tips
  • "iOS 11 lets you turn off iPhone or iPad without the power button" AppleInsider 10/13
  • "How to take advantage of iOS 11 privacy options for notification previews" AppleInsider 10/13
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Apple should do more to help phone users in emergencies" The Star: Malaysia 9:00 PM
  • "Is Apple Pushing Photographers to Use Windows?"  FStoppers 8:12 PM
  • "Apple AirPods killed the intimacy of headphone sharing" Mashable 10:02 AM
  • "A new Apple Pencil for the iPhone could arrive in 2019" TechRadar UK 7:51 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Pencil Might Be Coming To The iPhone" Redmond Pie 10/14
  • "Imperfect features: The iPhone X's expected flaws" Macworld 10/14
  • "3 Possible Reasons Why Apple Discontinued Its Sleep Monitor" iDrop News 10/13
  • "The Blame Game: When Customers Obsess Over an Apple iPhone" The Mac Observer 10/13
  • "Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader" Business Insider 10/13
  • "Apple rumored to develop an iPhone stylus for launch in 2019" Mashable 10/13
  • "Is it Worth Spending Extra Money on 29W Charger to Fast Charge iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?" iPhone Hacks 10/13
  • "Sloppiness: Apple's inconsistent iPhone X design guides show attention to detail is no longer a priority" MacDailyNews 10/13
  • "How iPhone X Will Kick Start Facial Recognition Acceptance" Forbes 10/13
  • "A new iPhone X feature was just discovered and it's sheer brilliance" BGR 10/13
  • "Microsoft proves it can be just as pretentious as Apple/Commentary: Did you know that Redmond has created a color called Aqua? It describes the creation in a way that makes Jony Ive seem prosaic."  CNET 10/13
  • "Apple Has Some Puzzling Thoughts on Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem"  GQ 10/13
  • "Apple HomePod: 3 lingering questions"  Macworld 10/13
Non-Apple
  • "Can we teach robots ethics?" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "So you bought a smartphone without a headphone jack. Now what?" New York Times 10/13
  • "This BMW e-bike is an absolute beast, but you'd never know it by looking" BGR 10/13
  • "Opinion: Samsung's Hold on Brexit Britain" Apple Must 10/13
  • "How secure is today's encryption against quantum computers?" BetaNews 10/13
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The iPhone-controlled cooler that tosses you a beer/Commentary: The Cooler Cannon responds in a way that perhaps no cooler ever has." CNET 10/14
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pokémon Go updates: What's new and what's next!" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "Disorganized techies will love this device: The 'Side Winder' is designed to keep your bulky and fragile 'MacBook' charger from fraying. It could also help to keep your electronics more organized." Mashable 10/14
  • "iOS 11.1 Beta 3 / Public Beta 3 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 10/14
  • "Coming October 14: Gene Steinberg meets tech commentators Josh Centers of TidBITS and Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 10/14
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'The Talos Principle'" Touch Arcade 10/13
  • "Logitech Craft Advanced Wireless Keyboard + Mac" iLounge 10/13
  • "'Arena of Valor' US Release Is in November, Streaming Live Now" Touch Arcade 10/13
  • "Yale's Assure locks can now support Apple HomeKit for $50" The Verge 10/13
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Forms 'Woz U' to Reprogram Tech Education, Address Skills Gap" Business Wire 10/13
  • "Colorgram App Provides Unique Video Playback With Calming Music to Reduce Stress" PRNewswire 10/13
Computer Industry
  • "Tech giants living in fear of 'doing a Microsoft'" WA Today 8:59 PM
  • "Microsoft's anti-malware sniffing service powers Edge to top spot in browser blocking tests: NSS Labs says Windows 10's default browser is better at blocking phishing and socially-engineered malware attacks than Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox." Computerworld 6:05 PM
  • "Windows 10's data collection allegedly violates Dutch privacy law: Unsurprisingly, Microsoft disagrees with some key points." Engadget 5:55 PM
  • "OneNote for Android now supports fingerprint unlock for Notebook sections" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new video to showcase Fluent Design in Windows 10" MSPoweruser 7:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 telemetry violates privacy laws" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "Microwave-powered hard drive will boost capacity to 40TB, blow your SSD away" BGR 5:54 PM
  • "Select Microsoft Stores will let you go hands-on with the Xbox One X" Neowin 10/14
  • "Microsoft's newest employee meeting rooms are giant treehouses" SlashGear 10/14
  • "Microsoft's Cortana now has the ability to remember your browsing history" Social Barrel 10/14
  • "Microwaves could enable Western Digital to create 40TB hard drives" Neowin 10/14
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Power Profiles Exploration" WCCFTech 10/14
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Be Prepared for a Huge Pullback in Apple Inc. Stock: Apple stock in 2017 looks eerily like Apple stock in 2012 and 2015" InvestorPlace 10/13
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends, day week with a gain; Nasdaq logs 57th all-time high: Bank of America logs profit rise; Wells Fargo disappoints on mortgage-related charges" MarketWatch 10/13
  • "Healthcare Stocks Remain Lower Even as Broad Gains Push Markets to Records: Wall Street reached new intraday records on Friday, Oct. 13, even as the White House's surprise cut of healthcare subsidies rocked stocks in the sector." TheStreet 10/13
  • "Data, Tech Stocks boost Wall St" Reuters 10/13
  • "Nasdaq Sets New Record: U.S. bank stocks decline for the third day in row after major lenders kicked off earnings season" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/13
  • "Japan's Nikkei spikes above 21,000 for first time since 1996: Asian markets mostly rise to wrap week of milestones" MarketWatch 10/13
  • "DAX on track for another record as Bayer rises on deal news: European stocks head for weekly win" MarketWatch 10/13

 
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