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Friday Highlights: Bloomberg's Anousha Sakoui is reporting of a movie rental deal discussion between Hollywood studios and Apple whereby in-theater movies would be released weeks later on iTunes for $30-50 rental as opposed to current release schedule; Apple urges court to toss class action lawsuit in CA in which distracted driving is blamed on iPhones rather than driver; ARKit could be a boon for online auto dealers, showrooms; 2-factor authentication how/why for iCloud over at Computerworld; at TechRepublic, a hacker "claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security/iOS users beware"; DigiTimes says Apple Watch shipments seen rising to 15 million in 2017; Apple releases six video tutorials for iOS 11 on iPad; Dan Seifert's hang up for working on iPad has been Google Docs, but now that's fixed, he's stoked.

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  • "Hollywood, Apple Are Said to Mull Rental Plan, Defying Theaters" ["Some of the biggest proponents, including Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures, are pressing on in talks with Apple Inc. and Comcast Corp. on ways to push ahead with the project even without theater chains, the people said. After months of negotiations, the two sides have been unable to arrive at a mutually beneficial way to create a $30 to $50 premium movie-download product."]  Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Apple mulls pricey early movie rentals right after theater debut/The deal sounds familiar: $50 for a rental two weeks after theatrical debut." Engadget 9:21 AM
  • "Apple and Hollywood said to continue talks around early digital movie rentals" TechCrunch 1:58 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Entering the Original Programming Business" Market Realist 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Says Drivers, Not Phones, Cause Texting Crashes" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on track to land $90m bonus amid iPhone 8 excitement" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "NBD, just a liquid cooled, Ryzen-powered Hackintosh inside a cheesegrater Power Mac G5 case [Video] 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
  • "Hands on: ScreenFlow 7 update turns the screen recording app into a video suite" AppleInsider 1:43 PM
  • "Hands On: Next Generation Skype Preview for Windows 7, 8.1, and Mac Desktops" SuperSite for Windows 9:21 AM
  • "Finding Your iPad Backup Files" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication" Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Finder Views" MacMost 10:22 AM
  • "Mac Subscription Apps Are Killing My Budget" Mac 360 7:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "F1 2017 arrives Aug 25 for Mac, check out the new gameplay trailer [Video] 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Hacker claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security/iOS users beware: A hacker has just published a decryption key for the Apple Secure Enclave, which is responsible for processing Touch ID transactions."  TechRepublic 10:37 AM
  • "Apple won't release a fix for Secure Enclave's exposed decryption key" iDownload Blog 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's impenetrable security chip is penetrated by hacker" Cult of Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017" DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to reach 15m this year, 20m next" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Watch shipments will reach new highs in 2017" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple might wind up shipping a ridiculous 15 million Apple Watches by the end of the year" Mashable 1:44 PM
  • "Apple leases big Santa Clara buildings, launches construction" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Apple just released 6 videos showcasing new iPad features in iOS 11" Mashable 8:30 AM
  • "Apple posts mini video tutorials detailing drag and drop, Dock & other iOS 11 iPad features" iDownload Blog 9:21 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: 'Misunderstood' iPhone ad wins Emmy" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Congressmen Ask Federal Watchdog to Investigate FCC Cyberattack" Inside Sources 2:51 PM
  • "Android O, Google's response to Apple's iOS 11, will be revealed next Monday amid solar eclipse" AppleInsider 1:44 PM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 may have even smaller bezels" The Verge 9:34 AM
  • "FCC Pledges Openness -- Just Don't Ask To See Complaints" Wired 8:06 AM
  • "Women in cybersecurity push for cultural shift" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Electronic Frontier Foundation speaks out in favor of free speech after neo-Nazi websites are blocked" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "EFF warns blocking neo-Nazi sites may threaten free speech" Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone's security: Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more." Ars Technica 7:40 AM
  • "Wisconsin Assembly Approves $3 Billion Tax Package for Foxconn" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's Secure Enclave Encryption Key Revealed, Apple Music Content Investment -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-18" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
  • "Apple takes on Netflix, HBO, Amazon with $1B budget (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 96)" CNET 8:42 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, 'iPhone 8,' and CarPlay" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Leaked images give us a look at Apple's A11 chip for the iPhone 8" Mashable 1:57 PM
  • "The iPhone's most secure component was 'hacked' but there's no reason to panic" BGR 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s Brilliant Move: Apple's iOS sheds its 32-bit legacy this fall." The Motley Fool 9:51 AM
  • "Warning: New iPhone scam tries to steal your Apple login" BGR 9:35 AM
  • "Here are the iPhones and iPads that Don't Support iOS 11 ARKit" The Mac Observer 9:15 AM
  • "iOS 11 'cop button' also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious" 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM

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  • "The 2017 iMac 5K PCie flash storage versus other recent Macs" Bare Feats 1:16 PM
  • "Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+ USB-C battery packs for MacBook & MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free" TechHive 8:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Docs has finally made working from my iPad possible: A little thing that makes a big difference" The Verge 9:21 AM
  • "New iOS App Using Potzval Lens Bokeh Effect: SWRLY" eXtensions 9:15 AM
  • "Cat Quest Review: A wildly entertaining RPG that is nearly 'purr-fect'!" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Evergrow for iPhone proves matching-based puzzle games are actually super exciting" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "How to improve iOS 8 performance on your iPhone or iPad" Computerworld 1:16 PM
  • "How To Use Apple AirPods With CarPlay" Redmond Pie 10:48 AM
  • "How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "On the road in sensor city – Apple Car is coming, don't hold your breath" Apple Must 1:58 PM
  • "Here's What the iPhone 8 With Edge-to-Edge Display Looks Like in a Case" MacRumors 1:57 PM
  • "iOS 11"s SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Require Passcode" Daring Fireball 1:57 PM
  • "Apple, Netflix And The New World (Video) Order" Seeking Alpha 1:43 PM
  • "Everything You Need to Know about the Apple Secure Enclave Hack" The Mac Observer 1:35 PM
  • "Apple's 'cop button' won't keep your iPhone safe from the police" The Next Web 8:48 AM
  • "The pros and cons of a cellular Apple Watch: Do we really need an Apple Watch with LTE? We address the rumors with a pros and cons list." Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "Architizer Asks—Which is Best Laptop for Architects: Mac or PC?" Architosh 8:04 AM
  • "Essential phone review: Groundbreaking but flawed" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Essential Phone review" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Axios Review: Andy Rubin's phone is gorgeous, if not essential" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "Essential Phone review: Pure Android at its best, but with some bugs" Mashable 8:30 AM
  • "Review: Essential Phone" Wired 8:29 AM
  • "Essential 360° Camera: Hands-On First Impressions" Wired 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "32-Bit Games 'Plants Vs Zombies', 'Peggle Classic', and 'Solitaire Blitz' Are Gone From the App Store" Touch Arcade 1:58 PM
  • "D-Pad calc - The Best Watch Calculator for Apple Watch" prMac 1:57 PM
  • " The Schoolsky Apple-I: Take a byte of Apple Computer history with this rare vintage computer from 1976." Charity Buzz 11:34 AM
  • "Norton Core Secure Wi-Fi Router Now Available to U.S. Consumers" MacPrices 10:22 AM
  • "Apple silently kills off some colors for iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch accessories" AppleInsider 10:37 AM
  • "Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being quietly discontinued in run-up to new models" 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Yes, there is a charging dock for your AirPods case" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in door air pollution" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Thanks, Consumer Reports, but Microsoft Surface products are still awesome" Mashable 9:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 S release date, news and features" TechRadar UK 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals Azure Event Grid" BetaNews 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: After Kaspersky fight, Microsoft talks up its case for Defender" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "IBM Can Provide At Least An 8% Annual Return Going Forward" Seeking Alpha 9:21 AM
  • "HP enlists creative and scientific community to help imagine life on Mars" Creative Review 9:19 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 review 2017: Is Dell's portable powerhouse still the perfect Windows 10 laptop?" Alphr 9:16 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A powerful Full HD gaming laptop at a decent price" Expert Reviews 9:16 AM
  • "NASA is using Intel's deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Unannounced 8th Generation Core 15W U-Series CPUs Appear on Intel's Public Price List" AnandTech 9:15 AM
  • "Intel Provides Partners Preliminary 8th Gen Desktop Details: Core i7-8700K to Core i3-8100" AnandTech 9:15 AM
  • "Intel publishes Atom C3000 processor family product brief" Hexus 9:13 AM
  • "AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices" ExtremeTech 9:11 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega 64: The Tom's Hardware Liquid Cooled Edition" Tom's Hardware 9:11 AM
  • "In Spite Of Concerns, AMD Vega Is A Solid Step Into High-End Gaming Market" Seeking Alpha 9:10 AM
  • "Swiftech Releases Komodo RX Vega Full Cover Waterblock for AMD Radeon Vega" Guru3D 9:10 AM
  • "Oracle Considers Handing Java EE Over To Open Source Foundation" Silicon UK 9:09 AM
  • "Database Giant Oracle Wants Better Governance for Blockchains" Coindesk 9:08 AM
  • "Cisco's 'Defined'" Shoot 9:06 AM
  • "Why does the market care so much about Cisco's security biz?" The Register 9:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Is Bruised, But Is It Still a Buy?" InvestorPlace 9:20 AM
  • "Exclusive: Watch the big hedge funds roll their Apple dice" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow set for a fight to climb higher after worst one-day tumble in 3 months: Investors absorb Trump issues, attacks in Spain" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Wall St opens little changed" Reuters 8:45 AM
  • "Global Stocks Lower Amid Spain Attacks, U.S. Political Tensions: Shares of European travel companies suffered some of the largest losses of the day" [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Nikkei slumps to 3-month low as Asian markets dip: Stocks pull back after Barcelona attack, geopolitical worries" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "Spanish stocks lead European selloff after deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona: U.S. political worries also pressuring European stocks" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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