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Tuesday Highlights: Apple, Ireland reach agreement on back taxes, appeal with EU to be heard in Fall—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Deutsche Bank sends "brutal" analysis of Apple's HomePod, believes mistakes "will cost it a huge new market"; ex VP of Samsung now with Apple as company hopes to gain traction in Samsung's home market; early adopters of iPhone X seem to love all aspects of the phone save Siri; a couple new advertisements from Apple highlight iPad support for Apple Pencil; now you can allow Amazon to deliver packages right to your car; DigiTimes reporting Apple seeks OLED price cuts for iPhones, and Rosenblatt Securities analysis predict a $200 price drop in 2018 Fall LCD iPhones; iMore takes an Apple Watch and Suunto GPS watch for a backcountry run; Aaron Ho compares 8 Qi chargers for new iPhones.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's iPhone X preorder day leaves fans frustrated at delivery delays: Eager buyers get up early to place an order, only to be thwarted by tech glitches"  MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X wait times rise as demand exceeds supply"  CNBC 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Strategy in Focus After iPhone X Preorders Sell Out" [Video Report] Bloomberg 12:46 PM
  • "IPhone X Sees Delays as Device Sells Out in U.K., Hong Kong" Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Early Orders for iPhone X Lead to Long Shipping Delays: After online preorders began in 50-plus countries, delivery estimates in the U.S., China, and Japan quickly rose to five-to-six weeks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "The iPhone X is now available for pre-order" ["Update: An Apple spokesperson sent us the following statement: 'We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. ... We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world.'"] TechCrunch 10:34 AM
  • "Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are 'off the charts'" Reuters 4:53 PM
  • "Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are 'off the charts'" Reuters 8:47 PM
  • "iPhone X Lead Times Suggest Strong Demand" Loup Ventures 11:01 AM
  • "Apple: iPhone X demand is off the charts" CNBC Videos 9:32 AM
  • "Demand for Apple's iPhone X exceeds supply" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone X, Apple's Best Product Is Something You Can't Buy" ["Apple's singleminded focus on locking down its systems justifies the premiums it charges for its products..."]  Time 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Picks Top U.K. TV Exec Jay Hunt for European Role" Advertising Age 7:07 AM
  • "Jay Hunt, television's hit-picker, moves to Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:33 PM
OS X
News
  • "Warning: Don't fall for this Apple phishing scam targeting iPhone users"  BGR 12:22 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21" Architosh 9:23 AM
  • "How to Change Full Name of a User Account on Mac" OS X Daily 3:25 PM
  • "5+ Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Make Using Notes Even Better" Apple Must 12:43 PM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Notes" MacMost 10:23 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Mac OS 9: Some Love for the Classics!" Intego 12:21 PM
Press Releases
  • "Final Cut Pro 10.4 announced and demoed with VR, HDR workflow support, enhanced color tools, and more" 9to5Mac 7:21 PM
  • "Fucosoft Released iPhone Data Recovery to Rescue Your Lost Files" prMac 1:25 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is not America's favorite tech company: The era of the Apple fanboy may be coming to an end. According to a survey conducted by The Verge in partnership with consulting firm Reticle Research, Apple falls squarely in the middle among Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon when it comes to inspiring passion and trust in consumers. It came in behind Google in both categories, and far behind Amazon, which led in positive responses for pretty much every category respondents were asked about."  The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Is No Longer America's Favorite Tech Company" Fortune 8:43 AM
  • "Google told investors it needs to pay more money to an unspecified 'partner' — and it looks a lot like Apple" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "U.S. iPhone users will spend an average of $88 per year on apps by 2020" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Updated: Apple asks SEC to exclude new shareholder proposal on reporting senior leadership diversity figures" SiliconBeat 7:06 AM
  • "Crazy: iPhone X Selling For Up To $6000 On eBay" Redmond Pie 8:48 PM
  • "Magazine signed by Steve Jobs sells for over $50K" CNET 4:53 PM
  • "Three is adding 'free' Apple Music data to Go Binge plans" Engadget 7:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter's new hate and violence policies go into effect November 22nd" Engadget 2:27 PM
  • "T-Mobile's customers are actually happy" BGR 1:35 PM
  • "Supreme Court's Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy" Wired 9:22 AM
  • "Google addresses Pixel 2 handset complaints" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "A third of America wouldn't care if Twitter disappeared" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Amazon is the ruthless corporate juggernaut people love" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "America doesn't trust Facebook" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Pixel 2 is $100 cheaper on iPhone X launch day, and Google just extended the warranty to two years" BGR 7:19 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Which Computer Should I Buy?" Wired 6:01 PM
  • "iMore show 577: Treehouse of Pre-Orders X" iMore 3:25 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 144 | Apple TV content plans, Face ID concerns, and preordering iPhone X" 9to5Mac 2:27 PM
  • "#47: Long-form Writing in Ulysses/In this first episode of a mini-series on long-form writing on iOS, Fraser and Federico go deep on one of their favourite applications: Ulysses." Relay FM: Canvas 10:32 AM
  • "Catch the best iPhone X deals plus our favorite gadgets on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast tells the best way to get an iPhone X, smart door locks, and teaching Siri" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "Meet DxOMark, the Kingmaker of Smartphone Cameras" Wired 7:16 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Updating Some iPhone X Orders With Improved Delivery Dates" MacRumors 6:32 PM
  • "iPhone X buyers face six-week delays as pre-orders sell out in minutes" Telegraph 7:19 AM
  • "iPhone X Orders Arrive, Delivery Times Jump to 2-3 Weeks in Minutes" The Mac Observer 7:03 AM
  • "iPhone X delivery dates slip minutes after preorders begin" MacDailyNews 7:04 AM
  • "Just as it did with iPhone 8, Best Buy tacks $100 extra onto upfront payments for iPhone X" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "You can get an iPhone X off eBay, but it'll cost big bucks" TechnoBuffalo 8:16 AM
  • "Apple to Classify Third-Generation iPad as Obsolete Later This Month" MacRumors 8:38 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple iPhone X screen repair costs $280 without AppleCare: That's $110 more than it costs to repair the iPhone 8 Plus' screen. And if you need to fix something other than the screen on the iPhone X, Apple charges $550." CNET 8:43 AM
  • "Repairing your shiny new iPhone X could cost you $549" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple to charge $279 for iPhone X screen repairs, $549 for any other damage" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Apple to Charge $279 for iPhone X Screen Repairs and $549 for Other Damage Outside of Warranty" MacRumors 7:19 AM
  • "Apple quietly introduces an international warranty for iPhones in India, with catches" 9to5Mac 10:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy Says iPhone X Costs $100 Extra at Full Price Because Flexibility Sometimes 'Has a Cost'" MacRumors 3:25 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Apple Watch: Making Music Streaming Much Easier for Certain Types of People" Billboard 7:08 AM
  • "iPhone 8 review: The Inessential iPhone" Six Colors 11:14 AM
  • "iPhone X specs vs. Galaxy Note 8, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30: We size up what makes these phones similar or standouts." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Bose SoundSport Free review: truly wireless earbuds never sounded so good" The Verge 10:54 AM
  • "Review: Smartomi Ace - Affordable, Truly Wireless Earbuds" MacTrast 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Nuheara IQbuds are like AirPods for the world" Mashable 7:17 AM
  • "Review: SanDisk iXpand Base is an effortless way to backup your phone" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "Udoq review: Docking station big enough to charge every iOS device in the house" Macworld 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'L Pop!' Review - Learning to Look Before You Leap" Touch Arcade 12:19 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Why you need AppleCare+ to protect your new iPhone X" AppleInsider 6:32 PM
  • "How To Turn Off Vibration On An iPhone" AddictiveTips 2:27 PM
  • "Everything we know about iPhone X's Face ID" Cult of Mac 12:44 PM
  • "Want To Delete WhatsApp Sent Message On iPhone Or Android? You Now Can" Redmond Pie 12:43 PM
  • "How to Stop Waking Up the iPhone: Q. I just got a new iPhone and have noticed that every time I pick it up or move it, the screen pops on by itself instead of me turning it on with the switch. Is this a problem with the phone?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Life after the Home button: The iPhone X gestures guide" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "How to use your iPhone as a ghost hunting tool this Halloween" iMore 7:27 AM
Tips
  • "9 Pro-Level iMessage Tips for iOS 11" Mashable 10:32 AM
  • "Don't upgrade your iPhone just because your battery is dying — get it repaired by Apple instead" Business Insider 10:32 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone X: Tremendous excitement, off-the-charts demand" iMore 9:07 PM
  • "Think you pre-ordered an iPhone X from Apple? Don't let this tale happen to you" phoneArena 9:07 PM
  • "iPhone X: Nine can't-miss new features - Video" ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "How Apple's iPhone X Supply Issues Might Impact Sales" Bloomberg Video 5:28 PM
  • "AI is making smart homes safer" VentureBeat 4:52 PM
  • "Is X > 8? Solving Apple's iPhone sales equation" Ars Technica 3:25 PM
  • "Dear Apple, It Better Be Worth It" Forbes 2:27 PM
  • "The iOS privacy loophole that's staring you right in the face" Sophos 12:48 PM
  • "When An Insurer Sells You an Apple Watch For $25, How Much Are You Giving Away?" Gizmodo 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Says iPhone X Pre-Orders Are 'Off the Charts'" Daring Fireball 4:53 PM
  • "Are You Surprised iPhone X Customer Demand is 'Off The Charts'?" Apple Must 12:06 PM
  • "Thanks, Apple: You saved me from an expensive mistake (buying an iPhone X)/I did not need to make a decision about buying a new iPhone this year. By botching the purchase process, Apple did it for me."  ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Here's how many minutes you had to score a first-day iPhone X" Business Insider 12:05 PM
  • "Don't Be Surprised If Apple's iPhone X Doesn't Make You Happier" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "iPhone X Repair Costs Higher Than Previous Models" 512 Pixels 10:50 AM
  • "A broken iPhone X screen is more expensive to replace than any other iPhone" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "iPhone X Repair Costs: As Scary as the Price of the Device" AppAdvice 8:43 AM
  • "Why Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar makes me gnash my teeth/Commentary: One year after Apple launched the feature, CNET's Stephen Shankland finds the touch-sensitive strip slows him down and causes errors."  CNET 7:16 AM
  • "3 unreliable iOS and macOS features that Apple needs to fix" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "5 Subtle Advantages of the iPhone X over the iPhone 8" iPhone Hacks 7:02 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Review: Amazon Echo 2 is still number one" The Next Web 7:04 PM
  • "Is the FCC purposefully screwing up US school broadband projects?" The Register 4:53 PM
  • "Amazon Echo review (2017): Good price, bad sound" Engadget 11:14 AM
  • "How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, the Camera-First Future" Wired 7:17 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixelbook — nearly everything breaks new ground" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Google's Pixelbook is a pretty ad for Chromebooks" CNNMoney 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spigen's iPhone X cases, screen protector & wireless charger available now" 9to5Mac 2:27 PM
  • "Sprint website still showing iPhone X shipping for launch day, T-Mobile hedging estimates" 9to5Mac 1:23 PM
  • "'Thor: Ragnarok' Is Coming to 'Marvel Puzzle Quest'" Touch Arcade 6:09 PM
  • "'Final Fantasy Dimensions II' Launching November 1st" Touch Arcade 5:44 PM
  • "'The Horus Heresy: Legions' Is an Upcoming Warhammer Card Game With High Stakes" Touch Arcade 4:53 PM
  • "'Stranger Things' Comes to 'Minecraft' Today" Touch Arcade 2:27 PM
  • "Frenetic Action Runner 'Crashbots' Is Set to Collide Into the App Store on November 2nd" Touch Arcade 10:32 AM
  • "'Turn Undead: Monster Hunter' Is a Vampire-Slaying Turn-Based Platformer From Nitrome, Out Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 10:32 AM
  • "iPhone X will come to Boost and Virgin Mobile on November 10th" The Verge 9:12 AM
  • "iPhone X Arrives at Boost Mobile on Friday, Nov. 10" Business Wire 7:31 AM
  • "iPhone X Available Through the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile USA on Friday, Nov. 10" Business Wire 7:31 AM
  • "Apple debuts $149 leather 12-inch MacBook sleeve" AppleInsider 7:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nadella deserves enormous credit as Microsoft CEO: Griffin..." CNBC 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's impressive fiscal results show Surface devices are alive and kicking" TechRadar UK 9:23 AM
  • "Demand surges for cloud services in latest Microsoft earnings report" SiliconRepublic 9:20 AM
  • "Cloud services boost Microsoft's quarterly profits" RTÉ 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft rakes in £18.6billion in revenue in just three months" Express UK 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft grows quarterly revenues 12% on demand for cloud software" Telecompaper 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft revenue grows 12% on last year" Examiner 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows, Surface, Cloud Bring Home the Bacon in FY18 Q1" Softpedia 9:14 AM
  • "Stop Worrying About Valuations After Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft's Earnings" TheStreet 9:23 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft Are Captivating Wall Street for Incredibly Simple Reasons" TheStreet 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update" FARS News 9:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 Version 1709 Off to a Good Start, Adoption Figures Show" Softpedia 9:17 AM
  • "Guardians of the Internet: An inside view from Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit" The Economic Times 9:13 AM
  • "MetLife and IBM Partner to Improve Health Insurance Options for Small Business Employers" Small Business Trends 8:43 AM
  • "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications comes to IBM Cloud" ICT News 8:42 AM
  • "HP launches wearable VR backpack for business" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Demonstrates Leadership And Innovation In The Highly Fragmented IoT Marketplace" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Dell launches XPS 15 notebook with aluminium chassis in India" AL Circle 8:36 AM
  • "Intel's crazy-fast Optane SSD 900P finally hits the street" PCWorld 12:18 PM
  • "Intel shows major growth in non-volatile memory, IoT" bit-tech 8:33 AM
  • "Self-driving cars, data centres and IoT deliver record gains for Intel in Q3" SiliconRepublic 8:32 AM
  • "Intel sees record revenue for data center, IoT and memory" Converge! 8:31 AM
  • "Intel reveals robust financial results, but it's losing turf to AMD's Ryzen CPUs" TechRadar UK 8:28 AM
  • "Why Nvidia, Intel, AMD, Broadcom Could Surge on Momentum" Investopedia 8:27 AM
  • "26 AMD socket AM4 motherboards review: the best boards for Ryzen" Hardware.Info 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle investors told not to let Catz and co get the cream – reports" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco removes probe from place the SAN don't shine in new FC switch" The Register 8:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple says demand for iPhone 'off the charts', shares jump 3%" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:05 PM
  • "Alphabet Joins Apple in the $700 Billion Club" WSJ Blogs 9:12 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records as tech rally powers gains: Main indexes post weekly gains" MarketWatch 4:49 PM
  • "Nasdaq Blasts Off to Record in Tech-Driven Rally; S&P 500 Also Posts New High: Powerhouse earnings from industry leaders Alphabet, Amazon.com and Microsoft drive tech gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq." TheStreet 4:49 PM
  • "Amazon, tech surge drive big Nasdaq gains" Reuters 4:48 PM
  • "Tech Earnings Drive Nasdaq Composite Sharply Higher: Results from Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel power the index's gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:48 PM
  • "Australian stocks upended over political turmoil, while Nikkei notches record: Australian stocks finish off session lows" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Spanish stocks end sharply lower as Catalonia moves to declare independence: Europe's broad-market benchmark closed higher on Friday, even as Spanish stocks tumbled as the Catalonia region moved to separate itself from the central government. A continued pullback in the euro and some well-received corporate earnings have helped to sustain buying momentum." MarketWatch 11:48 AM

 
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