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Thursday Highlights: Alex Webb at Bloomberg writes that Apple's opening of R&D labs across the globe "close to companies with top expertise" is doubling "as a poaching operation"; iPhone X has consumers' attention at expense of iPhone 8 models, and concerning reports indicate the X isn't yet under production, perhaps to begin mid-October; Apple's investment in Bain Capital's takeover of Toshiba's chipworks a success; beware the latest Mac threat, weak iCloud passwords allowing hackers to breach via Find My Mac and ransomeware your Mac; Angela Ahrendts rises to #13 in Forbes' Most Powerful Women list; if Bill Gates could turn back time he'd fix Ctrl+Alt+Del; Apple TV 4K reviews are in from Engadget, The Verge, CNET, iMore, and many others; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi controls in iOS 11 Control Center simply disable, not turn on/off the features.

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  • "Apple's Global Web of R&D Labs Doubles as Poaching Operation: Apple has opened offices close to companies with top expertise"  Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Forget iPhone 8 Pre-Orders, The X Is Where Everyone Is Looking"  Seeking Alpha 8:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm loses two key rulings in its patent royalty fight with Apple"  AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple-backed group to buy Toshiba chip business for $18 billion" CNNMoney 8:06 AM
  • "Hackers Locking, Ransoming Macs: How to Protect Yourself" LAPTOP Magazine 8:40 AM
  • "Disable Apple's 'Find My Device' to Stop Hackers From Ransoming Your Mac or iPhone [Updated] Lifehacker 11:15 AM
  • "Living With the Kaby Lake MacBook Pro and Final Cut Pro X" 11:15 AM
  • "Safari Website Preferences in High Sierra" MacMost 9:47 AM
  • "Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra notes include deletion of messaging support, APFS issues, OS X/Server/installer archiving and preservation, Bluetooth, security/support issues, Drive Genius incompatibility, etc." MacInTouch 8:26 AM
  • "Why Has Apple Removed the Wishlist for Apps?" Kirkville 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Suite for Pixelmator Brings New Brushes, Shapes, Gradients, and Styles" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Time is money, so you need Office Time for macOS, iOS, watchOS" Apple World Today 7:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS 11 Rockets to over 6% Internet Usage in Just Two Days – StatCounter" Business Wire 12:17 PM
  • "Most Powerful Women/Angela Ahrendts: SVP, Retail, Apple, 57" [#13] Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Personalized iPhone healthcare for the rest of us? Doctella has an app for that" Computerworld 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers" Gizmodo 10:37 AM
  • "If Bill Gates could go back in time, he'd fix 'Control+Alt+Delete'" Mashable 10:13 AM
  • "Google and Facebook don't just dominate online ads—they're pushing everyone else out, too" Mashable 8:32 AM
  • "Nvidia's new $179 Shield TV bundle battles Apple TV 4K: The best media streamer for geeks gets cheaper." TechHive 8:22 AM
  • "The Amazon Fire TV just got a lot more annoying: A Fire TV software update makes banner ads more intrusive. And you can't get rid of them." TechHive 8:18 AM
  • "HTC Announces $1.1BN Cash Deal With Google" PC Magazine 7:46 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 139 | Hands on with Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 11:17 AM
  • "Is the Apple TV 4K for you? (The 3:59, Ep. 288): Our own TV guru David Katzmaier breaks down all the details of Apple's latest set-top box." CNET 11:17 AM
  • "Creating the High Sierra USB Install Disk for a Hackintosh and Installing FreeBSD On a Power Mac G5 -Terminal Tinkering 3" [Podcast] The Mac Observer 8:45 AM
  • "Apple hasn't even started iPhone X production, claims analyst: A series of production delays mean that iPhone X production won't start until mid-October." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Report: iPhone X Production Hasn't Started Yet" PC Magazine 7:46 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K Falls Victim To Video Streaming Format War" Forbes 11:30 AM
  • "PSA: A reminder that toggling Bluetooth and wifi in iOS 11 control center disconnects, not disables" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 11"s Control Center may say Bluetooth, Wi-Fi are off, but that's just not true: For Handoff's sake, no doesn't mean no in iOS 11." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "iOS 11"s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi controls don't actually turn off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Suggests Apple TV 4K Will Gain Dolby Atmos Support in Future tvOS Update" MacRumors 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch 3 – Connection Issues, Don't leave your iPhone home just yet." DailyTech 7:48 AM
  • "Future iPhones could sport front and back 3D Touch force detection" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Invents Backside Force Touch Controls for iPad" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Future iPads and iPhones could sport addition backside touch controls" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 11 discussion includes an email bug, AirPlay issues, user interface changes, connectivity problems, iTunes compatibility, iCloud hassles, arrow key removal, unwanted/stealth WiFi/Bluetooth activation (and iBeacon), and various other issues and experiences." MacInTouch 8:26 AM
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  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM

  • "Apple TV 4K hands-on: finally, no compromises/It's the Apple TV we've been waiting for." Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: For Apple loyalists only" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it" Associated Press 8:21 AM
  • "Review: The New Apple TV Is a High Fidelity Powerhouse" Time 8:19 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: Apple's streaming box gets a 4K shot in the arm" TechRadar UK 8:19 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: It's what's on the inside that counts" The Independent 8:19 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: Premium-grade 4K HDR streaming for a high price" CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K: Come for the 4K, stay for the HDR" iMore 7:48 AM
  • "The Apple TV 4K Is The Apple TV Nobody Needs (Yet)" BuzzFeed 7:46 AM
  • "A Week On The Wrist: The Apple Watch Series 3 Edition" Hodinkee 7:41 AM
  • "Review: Logitech HomeKit Pop button is affordable and essential" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 12 I/O ports and charging to MacBook Pro with a single cable at your desk" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Iryss: an app that uses Machine Learning to identify objects" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to get the most out of the new Control Center" The Verge 10:51 AM
  • "How to find 4K and HDR content with Apple TV" iMore 9:50 AM
  • "Use your iPhone to help with color blindness" iMore 8:40 AM
  • "How To Type To Siri On Your iPhone Or iPad With iOS 11" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "iOS 11 Master Class: Controlling The Control Center, Part 2 - Custom Controls" Forbes 8:29 AM
  • "iOS 11: The Notes app and how it works/New features for the most versatile app on your iPhone or iPad." Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 11 and the App Store: Your guide to the redesign/iOS wouldn't be where it's at if it weren't for third-party apps. Now the App Store does more to help you find the app you need." Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "How to set up Apple Pay and make payments with your iPhone" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "How to use Automatic Setup in iOS 11" iMore 7:48 AM
  • "Adjust these iOS 11 settings to make your iPhone as secure as possible" BGR 10:37 AM
  • "iOS 11 Screen Recording And Snapchat, Here's What You Need To Know" Redmond Pie 9:50 AM
  • "iOS 11 could let you secretly record Snapchat snaps" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 11"s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi controls don't actually turn off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "ARKit Fail? Nah, the Technology Is Great, but It Might Not Be Ready for Engineers Yet" AppAdvice 11:21 AM
  • "Apple's iPad with iOS 11 takes us one step closer to killing laptops"  VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "3 big problems with Apple Watch Series 3 LTE" Cult of Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Cassandra -Recalcitrant iOS Download -First look at AR with Buzz Aldrin and a Tiger in my Condo" eXtensions 9:46 AM
  • "The Verge's Apple TV 4K review is a mixed bag" Six Colors 8:58 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Series 3 is a bad sign for a 5G world" Mashable 8:35 AM
  • "Apple wants you to get very excited about, oh, the App Store/Commentary: In a series of new ads, Apple wants you to believe that with iOS 11, the App Store will make your life better." CNET 8:22 AM
  • "Good company: Considering the iPhone as necessary as water" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Wait, so Google only wants the HTC team that copies iPhones?" BGR 7:52 AM
  • "'Doom' for the Nintendo Switch feels exactly like it's supposed to" Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "ALDI Makes Grocery Shopping Faster and Easier with Contactless Payment: Retailer Now Accepts Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Android Pay" PRNewswire 12:16 PM
  • "Instagram adds face filters to live video" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "Note Transfers Done Simple with Carbo's iOS 11 Update" MacStories 11:30 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit devices are suddenly booming" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "OWC Expands Dock Lineup With New USB-C Travel Dock, USB-C Travel Dock Provides 5 Ports of Connectivity for Convenient Use While on the Go: 2X USB, SD Card, HDMI, & USB-C Power -- Supports 4K Display Resolution up to 4096 x 2160 at 30Hz" Thomas PR 10:07 AM
  • "Airmail Incorporates Drag and Drop, Quick Look on iPhone, and Voice Reply on Apple Watch" MacStories 9:50 AM
  • "iOS 11 forces Uber to loosen its location tracking: You can now block the app from accessing your location when you're not using it." Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "iOS 11: Evernote Makes Siri Part of the Team" Apple Must 9:46 AM
  • "Affinity Photo on iPad just got even better" Apple Must 8:55 AM
  • "Xfinity Stores Nationwide to Open at 8:00 A.M. On September 22 for iPhone 8 Launch" Business Wire 12:17 PM
  • "The Eye-Opening Truth About Today's Payments: One-Third of Americans Would Forgo Coffee for Faster Payment" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "iPad Shelf Apps: A Roundup of the Best" MacStories 8:40 AM
  • "Firefox 9.0 for iOS arrives with tracking protection, Firefox Focus for Android gets tabs" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Add wireless charging to your old iPhone: No, you don't have to buy the latest iPhone 8 or the bank-busting iPhone X to get wireless charging on your iPhone. Here's how to do it for a fraction of the price of a new iPhone." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "AR Sudoku-solving app showcases the combined power of Apple's Vision, Core ML and ARKit [Video] 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "This sudoku app shows just how incredible Apple's ARKit is" The Next Web 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft may open its first UK store in London's Oxford Circus: It's just down the road from Apple's flagship Regent Street store." Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft is opening its first European store in London's Oxford Circus just 75 metres from Apple's flagship UK outlet" Daily Mail (UK) 11:58 AM
  • "Bill Gates still doesn't like the Ctrl-Alt-Del function" Neowin 11:59 AM
  • "Bill Gates: Ctrl + Alt + Delete was a mistake, should have made it one button" SiliconBeat 11:58 AM
  • "Windows 10 for PCs build 16294 is now in the Fast ring - here's what's fixed" Neowin 5:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build 16294 to Fix Corrupted Boot on Surface Pro 3 Devices" SuperSite for Windows 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Quickly Spins Up Another Near-Final Windows 10 Insider Preview Build" Thurrott 9:27 AM
  • "How Windows 10 S is different from the Windows 10 you know: Windows 10 S isn't just for education; Microsoft hopes the new Windows edition will find its way into homes and enterprises, too. But beneath the familiar user interface are some significant differences." Computerworld 6:36 AM
  • "Xbox One X News - Microsoft teases forward compatibility for Project Scorpio" Express UK 6:36 AM
  • "Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality" The Verge 5:56 AM
  • "Asus, HP launch new 2-in-1 Chromebooks at $299" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "HPE's incoming sales chief opens up about what's next for the company: Phil Davis talks about his new role, the company's direction and its technology blueprint" New Zealand Reseller News 6:30 AM
  • "One small teraflop: HPE's supercomputer takes a giant leap on the space station" GeekWire 5:43 AM
  • "Report: Tesla snubbing Nvidia, developing its own self-driving chip/Tesla's obsession with building components in-house extends to AI chips" Ars Technica 9:22 AM
  • "Tesla may be working with AMD on AI chip for cars" Neowin 5:59 AM
  • "AMD will transition Ryzen and Vega to GloFo 12nm LP next year" Hexus 6:31 AM
  • "Intel 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs delayed until end of 2018" Hexus 6:33 AM
  • "Intel To Delay Cannonlake processors towards late 2018" Guru3D 6:33 AM
  • "IBM Beats Microsoft in Blockchain Technology Deployment" The CoinTelegraph 6:35 AM
  • "Cisco's Intersight platform brings datacenter management to the cloud" ZDNet 9:23 AM
  • "PC prices in the UK rise by 30 percent on account of Brexit" BetaNews 7:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is falling after Google inks a deal with HTC"  Business Insider 11:38 AM
Industry News
  • "A Tech Selloff and Fed Hangover Pull Markets From Records: Stocks are lower Thursday." TheStreet 11:55 AM
  • "Wells Fargo issues first outlook for 2018 from Wall Street and it's not bullish" CNBC 11:55 AM
  • "US Stocks-Futures flat after Fed signals third rate hike this year" Reuters 7:06 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks on Track to Breaking Winning Streak: Decline in tech shares hits big indexes" [Paid Membership Required] 11:56 AM
  • "Nikkei gains steam, outpacing other Asian markets" MarketWatch 7:06 AM
  • "EU gets ready to crack down on U.S. tech giants" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

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