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Thursday Highlights: Amnesty International scolds Apple over Chinese iCloud data turnover to government scrutiny saying the company helping create "the Orwellian future it once" decried; Federico Viticci discusses "the comfort of Apple's ecosystem"; Apple Watch along with Cardiogram app able to "detect a dangerous heart-rhythm problem" in testing; Mashable interviews blind and deaf Harvard grad, Haben Girma, who is influencing Apple in accessibility tech sector; Google Chrome browser to block-by-default, autoplaying and unmuted videos; tips and more from Macworld UK on speeding up your slowing Mac; first we heard of Apple employees walking into glass panels at Apple Park, now Apple's Chicago store glass is killing birds; Angela Ahrendts praises Apple's investment in Japan, notes a number of new stores coming soon; AdWeek takes a look behind the scenes of Spike Jonze's Apple advertisment; DigiTimes reporting new iPhone series will enter trial production in Q2 of 2018.

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  • "The iPhone X's sped-up production means customers may get their phone before the holidays"  Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo Is Raising His Outlook For Apple's iPhone X" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone X Sales Could Be 20% Above Expectations: KGI" Investopedia 9:27 AM
  • "UBS: The iPhone X upgrade 'supercycle' is a myth"  Business Insider 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Services: The Nitrous In Apple's Profit Engine"  Seeking Alpha 11:10 AM
  • "HomePod is looking more and more like the return of iPod Hi-Fi: It doesn't sound like something I want."  Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "eGPU progress report: hands-on with the AMD RX Vega 64 + macOS High Sierra beta [Video] 9to5Mac 3:40 PM
  • "How to whitelist sites for Auto-Play on Safari: Apple disabled Auto-Play in their latest version of Safari. However, you can whitelist the websites you want to allow Auto-Play." TechRepublic 9:59 AM
  • "Making Image Sizes Match In Pages" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "macOS: Importing Stickies (And Evernnote!) into Notes" The Mac Observer 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "connectCAD for Vectorworks—Now Compatible with Vectorworks 2018 SP1" Architosh 6:21 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple will spend $4.2 billion on original programming by 2022" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Face ID 'Fooled Again' -- This Time By $200 Evil Twin Mask" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's Face ID with attention detection fooled by $200 mask" AppleInsider 6:37 PM
  • "iPhone X Face ID Again Unlocked With Mask, Even With 'Require Attention' Turned On" MacRumors 6:38 PM
  • "Smartphones are dominating Cyber Monday for one simple reason" Business Insider 12:41 PM
  • "Indian government eager to help Apple expand manufacturing in the country" iDownload Blog 12:41 PM
  • "Apple's All-New Downtown Brooklyn Store Opens Next Weekend" MacRumors 10:41 AM
  • "'Coming soon' facades installed at unannounced Brooklyn, NY Ashland Place Apple Store" AppleInsider 10:48 AM
  • "Apple moves into downtown Brooklyn this December" CNET 10:50 AM
  • "Apple's Face ID ads" The Loop 2:42 PM
  • "Apple Launches New iPhone X Ads" 512 Pixels 2:42 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Maps manager is navigated out of Apple" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook expands AI-based suicide prevention tools" Mashable 2:44 PM
  • "Amazon has an oddly efficient way of storing stuff in its warehouses" [Video] Business Insider 2:15 PM
  • "Fidget device comes in our favourite, most addictive shape yet" Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Now Widely Available on Chromebooks" LAPTOP Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "Supreme Court to weigh in over US patent battle: Small inventors await ruling on whether review system to challenge holders is constitutional" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Playing Your Movies, Migrating Your Data, Managing Permissions – Mac Geek Gab 685" The Mac Observer 6:27 PM
  • "Upgrade #169: Discontinue All Other Products" Six Colors 6:26 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Former TUAW Editor Michael T. Rose" The Mac Observer 3:56 PM
  • "#169: Discontinue All Other Products/Myke returns from his trip to catch up on everything Jason and John did on last week's show: summoning Siri, selling merchandise, and proposing entirely new classes of Apple product. We discuss Myke's travels with the iPhone X, a possible udpate to the iPhone SE, and whether or not Apple should one day make a laptop that runs iOS." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:40 PM
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Adobe Lightroom CC" MacVoices 3:33 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod Delay, Amazon's Missing Apple TV App -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-27" The Mac Observer 1:09 PM
  • "A Christmas without the HomePod." The MT Show 9:48 AM
  • "Apple readying iPhone SE2" V3 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Prospects Slightly Dimmer in UBS Survey" Barron's 9:01 AM
  • "iPhone X Availability Improving at Apple Stores Around the World" MacRumors 1:59 PM
  • "Genius improving yield rates for iPhone X lens modules, say sources" DigiTimes 8:53 AM
  • "iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Hundreds of iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It' Autocorrecting to 'I.T' on iOS 11 and Later" MacRumors 12:41 PM
  • "Another annoying iOS 11 autocorrect bug has emerged" BGR 9:02 PM
  • "Another iOS 11 autocorrect bug affects the words 'it' and 'is'" phoneArena 9:02 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Start Clicking: Best Buy's Cyber Monday Deals Are Here" Business Wire 9:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "Is there a difference? iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Camera Comparison" Mobile Reviews Eh 8:51 AM
  • "LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a nearly perfect desktop companion" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "Review: BlueWave Get Bluetooth Audio Adapter" iLounge 1:16 PM
  • "Razer Basilisk review: A great FPS mouse that competes with Razer's other great FPS mouse" PCWorld 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The benefits of using 1Password over iCloud Keychain" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "'GRID Autosport' Review - The Best Racing Game on Mobile by a Mile" Touch Arcade 9:23 AM
  • "How to Reset Face ID on iPhone X" OS X Daily 2:02 PM
  • "How To View Blockades And Traffic Jams In Google Maps" AddictiveTips 10:40 AM
  • "How to cut the cord with Apple TV 4K" iMore 10:39 AM
  • "How to take photos with an Apple Watch" Macworld UK 9:59 AM
  • "The new Apple iPhone X troubleshooting guide" Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "Here's A Flashier Way To Invoke Reachability On iPhone X" Redmond Pie 8:54 PM
  • "10 New Gestures You Need to Learn to Navigate iPhone X" iPhone Hacks 7:39 PM
  • "Want an iPhone X Today? Walk Into Your Local Apple Store" The Mac Observer 3:33 PM
  • "PSA Reminder: You Can Gift Apple Music to the Android Users in Your Life" The Mac Observer 2:02 PM
  • "6 iOS 11 Safari tips I think you'll use a lot" Apple Must 9:43 AM
  • "You might be using Face ID wrong – here's how you fix it" BGR 8:46 AM
  • "Tip: here's a much more fun way to invoke Reachability on iPhone X" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone X ad features singing poop/Commentary: It's Christmastime, and Apple really wants to inspire you to buy its smartphone of the future ... with four new ads." CNET 7:47 PM
  • "The iMac Pro might be the first ARM Mac, but it won't be the last: The latest rumor about the iMac Pro makes sense. Here's what an A10 Fusion Mac might look like." Macworld 6:31 PM
  • "Why This Apple Inc. iPhone Rumor Probably Isn't True" The Motley Fool 11:58 AM
  • "Internal Apple video from 1994" The Loop 9:23 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Inc. Needs to Deliver With the iPhone SE 2" The Motley Fool 8:58 AM
  • "iOS jailbreaking fading away" The Loop 8:35 AM
  • "Email Is Broken. Can Anyone Fix It?" Wired 12:41 PM
  • "Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality" Slashdot [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Dear Aunt Sadie, Please Step Back From The Net Neutrality Ledge" Forbes 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple highlights Apple Pay charity resources for 'Giving Tuesday'" AppleInsider 6:17 PM
  • "'Riddlord' Is a Good-Looking Puzzle Adventure Game that Will Remind You of 'The Room'" Touch Arcade 3:40 PM
  • "Niantic updates Pokémon GO with iPhone X resolution, AR mode now more immersive" 9to5Mac 3:40 PM
  • "Free sketching classes at Apple Stores in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore & Berlin" iDownload Blog 1:16 PM
  • "We've Got Your iPhone 8 Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 11:58 AM
  • "Google Updates Docs, Slides, and Sheets Apps with iPhone X, iPad Drag and Drop Support for iOS 11" MacStories 10:39 AM
  • "3DVerify Outperforms Apple's Flawed Face Recognition Solution" Business Wire 9:56 AM
  • "Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool for building AR, VR experiences" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 27: Health Insurance, Movie Makers" The MUG Center 8:36 AM
  • "Play these 10 awesome, optimized games on your iPhone X" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "YouTube v12.45 has fixed an issue with battery usage" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "YouTube app update promises fix for iOS 11 battery drain bugs" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Console-quality racing comes to iPhone and iPad with Codemasters' GRID Autosport" iDownload Blog 9:05 AM
  • "GRID Autosport comes to iOS, claims console-quality, 100 cars, 100 tracks, IAPs free [Video] 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Dark Black on the iPhone X" Macdrifter 8:35 AM
  • "Boost Up is a fine charging pad for Apple's latest iPhones" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft extends updated AI research project to self-driving vehicles" Business Standard 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft sets a cutoff date for free Office app viewers: Excel Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, PowerPoint 2007 Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack are now slated for retirement in April." Computerworld 3:50 PM
  • "Here's why Microsoft dropped its Delve app for Windows 10" ZDNet 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393.1914 - here's what's new" Neowin 7:02 PM
  • "Microsoft is surprising Xbox One X owners with a free digital 4K movie" Neowin 9:02 PM
  • "Amazon And IBM Take Cloud Battle To TV Ads With Radically Different Messages" Forbes 9:18 AM
  • "IBM Discovers Cybercrime Ring Targeting Canadian Businesses" Pymnts 9:17 AM
  • "Dnata teams with IBM for blockchain-based SCF solution" The PayPers 9:16 AM
  • "Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat give GPL code scofflaws 60 days to behave – or else" The Register 3:40 PM
  • "HP installing HP Touchpoint Analytics Client Telemetry service" gHacks 9:14 AM
  • "57 New Intel CPUs, Mobile Core i9 Break Cover In AIDA64 Beta" Tom's Hardware 9:13 AM
  • "Intel Core i9 Mobile And 9th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Detailed In AIDA64 Update" HotHardware 6:16 PM
  • "Intel Preps Core i9-9700K 9th Gen Mainstream Flagship CPU With 8 Cores And 16 Threads" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel readying first mobile i9 processor, the Core i9-8950HK" Hexus 9:12 AM
  • "Intel plans to remove legacy BIOS support by 2020" ITProPortal 9:12 AM
  • "Intel's Flagship 9th Generation Core i7-9700K To Pack 8 Cores, 16 Threads – Core i5 Upgrade To 6 Cores, 12 Threads and Core i3 Gets Quad Cores With 8 Threads" WCCFTech 9:12 AM
  • "Mesa 17.2.6 Linux Graphics Stack Brings Many Fixes for Intel and AMD Radeon GPUs" Softpedia 9:10 AM
  • "AMD Launches Prey & Wolfenstein II Game Bundle for Radeon RX Vega Cards" AnandTech 9:10 AM
  • "First AMD Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks shared" Hexus 9:09 AM
  • "Switching & Router Revenues Still Growing; Cisco Still Controls Half of the Market" Global Newswire 9:07 AM
  • "See how Cisco is using $1bn to change how you live" AME Info 9:07 AM
  • "Long-term Linux support future clarified: Long-term support Linux version 4.4 will get six years of life, but that doesn't mean other LTS editions will last so long." ZDNet 3:53 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Wall Street Is Getting Worried About Apple's Stock Price" Fortune 9:59 AM
  • "Trade Apple Inc. Stock for a Little Holiday Cheer" InvestorPlace 10:40 AM
  • "Apple: Caution, Stock Near 7-Year High in Valuation, Says Instinet" Barron's 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Stability Is Threatened by Constant Product Delays" InvestorPlace 8:58 AM
  • "Apple: Valuation Update After Quarterly Results" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end mostly lower as retail rally fizzles; Dow bucks trend: Time gains on buyout news" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Finishes With Small Gains; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline: The S&P 500 was on the verge of setting a new record, but fell short at the end." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks mixed as oil's drop overshadows Amazon on Cyber Monday" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Mixed, Weighed Down By Energy Shares: Retailers L Brands, Gap, Signet Jewelers push higher while Marathon Oil and Devon Energy each fall more than 2%" [Paid Membership Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Chinese stocks drop again; Samsung, Taiwan Semi hit by downgrades: Asian markets largely down to start the week" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "Banks, oil majors drag European stocks lower into the close: Investors watch for news of coalition government agreement in Germany" MarketWatch 12:59 PM

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