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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "The Samsung Galaxy Note 7's Demise Will Only Benefit Apple: By obeying the slim-before-everything mantra, Samsung chased Apple's Jony Ive into the abyss."  PC Magazine 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung's Note7 calamity cracks open a door for Apple: It might win over some converts, but is unlikely to be the prime beneficiary, say analysts" Computerworld 1:56 PM
  • "Apple or Android: Who Wins More on Galaxy Collapse?" Barron's 11:52 AM
  • "Apple to set up R&D center in Shenzhen, bolster China ties"  Reuters 6:46 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook makes an apperance in Shenzen, company to open 2nd China R&D center" CNBC 7:10 AM
  • "Apple to open R&D centre in Shenzhen, China" V3 6:52 AM
  • "Apple announces new R&D center in Shenzhen, China to foster developer talent" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's next China foray will be Shenzhen research center" CNET 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Announces New R&D Center in Shenzhen, China to Attract Software Developers" MacRumors 6:52 AM
  • "Why the Supreme Court Asked If the iPhone Design Is Like a Volkswagen Beetle"  Fortune 6:39 AM
  • "Apple Took Board Seat at Didi Chuxing" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:38 AM
  • "Adobe Releases Critical Security Update for Flash Player on Mac" MacRumors 9:14 AM
  • "This month's critical Flash vulnerability gives attackers control of a Mac ..." 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 15 With Bug Fixes and Feature Tweaks" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "Inside macOS Sierra: Apple's Optimized Storage and management features" AppleInsider 11:52 AM
  • "How to Reinstall macOS Sierra" OS X Daily 2:31 PM
  • "Adobe Audition CC (2015.2) review: Audio editing becomes more user-friendly" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "Photolemur beta for Mac coming next week: AI photo enhancement that will amaze you" Apple World Today 3:21 PM
  • "Turn up the Time Machine service in macOS Server" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Fincher Style Part One" 7:51 AM
  • "How to deauthorize a computer that uses your iTunes account" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
  • "How to move your iTunes library to an external hard drive" iMore 12:15 PM
  • "How to use Parental Controls on your Mac: The ultimate guide" iMore 11:52 AM
  • "How to activate Siri with 'Hey Siri' on macOS Sierra" Cult of Mac 11:52 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Notifications" eXtensions 9:02 AM
  • "macOS Sierra: Using 'Recommendations' to Save Storage Space" The Mac Observer 9:03 AM
  • "Automatically Empty Trash" MacMost 10:02 AM
  • "Mac tip: How to make Hot Corners great again" Apple Must 9:03 AM
  • "Track Your Work On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Go Your Own Way?" Rixstep 1:28 PM
Press Releases
  • "Camtasia 9 license now gets you Windows and Mac versions" BetaNews 7:03 AM
  • "Cisdem Released OCRWizard with macOS Sierra Support" Cisdem 6:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 7% in 2016 and 2017" ["Apple will be the sole non-Asia brand among the top-20 smartphone brands in 2017, while all the remaining 19 vendors will come from Asia, including 11 from China. Samsung Electronics will continue to lead as the number one vendor, and Apple will rank second and manage to narrow its annual shipment gap with Samsung to within a range of 80 million units."] DigiTimes 9:11 AM
  • "Supply chain reports claim Apple will gain smartphone marketshare in 2016, 2017" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Expected to Gain Significant Market Share in 2016, 2017" AppAdvice 10:03 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Samsung Note 7 issues may help Apple to regain number-1 crown in 4Q16" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
  • "New study claims Apple Watch is the most accurate wrist wearable for fitness tracking" 9to5Mac 6:46 PM
  • "Apple is about to resurrect the dying PC industry" Computerworld 7:03 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine discusses Apple Music's 'hybrid' future in new Billboard interview" iDownload Blog 9:29 AM
  • "Apple's new London headquarters is part of a $17 billion megadevelopment — take a look inside" Business Insider 10:39 AM
  • "Ireland reaps benefits of Apple's tax schemes, even without EU bounty" The Register 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Pay has officially gone live in New Zealand" 9to5Mac 6:28 PM
  • "Workers at Australian Apple store accused of stealing, sharing photos of female shoppers & staff" AppleInsider 4:03 PM
  • "Apple 'investigating' explicit photo-sharing ring run by employees at Australian Apple Store" 9to5Mac 8:45 PM
  • "Foxconn reports strong performance for September" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
  • "DIY iPhone cases made from Evian bottles are all the rage in Japan" Mashable 7:11 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares his advice for start-ups" CNBC 4:00 PM
  • "WikiLeaks emails show Clinton logo was inspired by Apple: Hillary Clinton's 'window logo' was influenced by Apple's old rainbow mark, according to emails posted by WikiLeaks from the account of Clinton's aide John Podesta." CNET 1:12 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iCloud takes our files and photos to the sky" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Teaser Image ShowsWhat Could Be a Kodak Smartphone" Digital Trends 4:04 PM
  • "Amazon has doubled its stock price in just 17 months but Wall Street sees another 20% upside" Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Verizon promises Google Pixel will get updates immediately just like iPhones" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Sponges hold the key to the batteries of the future: A new energy storage device developed by MIT researchers that uses sponge-like structures could outstrip the current carbon-based tech." CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Smartphones make humans less efficient, study finds" Memeburn 6:51 AM
  • "Is Amazon about to get into the convenience store business?" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "Amazon Plugs Ecosystem Hole with Streaming Music Service" The Mac Observer 5:35 PM
  • "Amazon's new music service is a direct shot at Apple and Spotify" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "Amazon's Music-Streaming Service Competes on Price and Robotic Assistance: At $4 a month, service is cheaper than rivals'; 'Alexa' helps find songs" [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung ships fireproof box for Galaxy Note 7 returns" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Samsung Slashes Profit Forecast Due to Galaxy Note 7 Recall: South Korean technology giant cuts third-quarter operating profit estimate by a third to $4.62 billion" [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-12: Amazon Music Unlimited, AI Morality" The Mac Observer 1:08 PM
  • "This video might be our first look at a new Apple device no one even knew was in development" BGR 9:53 AM
  • "Apple may be working on keyboard with E Ink display keys" Cult of Mac 2:44 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Refresh Draws Near And Here's A Look At What Could Be Its Killer New Feature" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "iPhone 7 battery charging is so much slower than rivals (but at least it won't explode)" BGR 2:46 PM
  • "More Than Half of iOS Devices Are Already Running iOS 10" The Motley Fool 9:10 AM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.1 beta 3 to Apple Watch developers" 9to5Mac 12:12 PM
  • "watchOS 3.1 Beta 3 For Apple Watch Released" Redmond Pie 12:13 PM
  • "Apple rolls out watchOS 3.1 Developer Beta 3" Neowin 6:40 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review" TechSpot 10:04 AM
  • "CarPlay: The Best Incarnation of Apple's Ecosystem" Tech.pinions 6:46 AM
  • "Roku Express review: A cheap streamer, but you get what you pay for" TechHive 6:45 AM
  • "Quick Review: You probably shouldn't buy this awesome MacBook Pro MagSafe 2/ 5-port USB Charger" 9to5Mac 11:52 AM
  • "The Nomad Modern Build Leather Strap for Apple Watch is full of character and personality" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
  • "Review: Incipio Haven for iPhone 7 and Reprieve Sport for iPhone 7 Plus" iLounge 2:57 PM
  • "Review: Mophie Hold Force Magnetic Case System for iPhone 7" iLounge 6:51 AM
  • "Spigen Neo Hybrid iPhone 7 Review (includes Neo Hybrid Crystal and Hybrid Crystal)" Mobile Reviews Eh 2:56 PM
  • "Spigen Slim Armor and Hybrid Armor - iPhone 7 case reviews (Video Review)" Mobile Reviews Eh 1:11 PM
  • "Spigen Tough Armor iPhone 7 Review - iPhone cases (Video Review)" Mobile Reviews Eh 6:45 AM
  • "Quick Look: Sense ThermoPeanut, the $30 wireless thermometer you can affix anywhere" 9to5Mac 9:10 AM
  • "The EdgeGlass protects the screen of the iPhone 7/7 Plus (and — whoo hoo! — is easy to install)" Apple World Today 6:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb? And if it doesn't get smarter soon, what does it mean for Apple?" ["So why does Siri seem so dumb? Why are its talents so limited? Why does it stumble so often? When was the last time Siri delighted you with a satisfying and surprising answer or action? For me at least, and for many people I know, it's been years. Siri's huge promise has been shrunk to just making voice calls and sending messages to contacts, and maybe getting the weather, using voice commands."]  The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "How to enable restrictions on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 9:29 AM
  • "How to create a really cool Wi-Fi map of your neighborhood" The Next Web 7:02 AM
  • "PSA: Security vulnerability discovered, update your Experian and myFICO Mobile iOS apps ASAP" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Choosing preferred Driving + Transit options in iOS 10 Maps Tips" iLounge 6:51 AM
  • "Mossberg on Siri being dumb" The Loop 1:11 PM
  • "What do you think Apple's Shenzen, China R&D center is for?" Apple Must 11:28 AM
  • "Apple's recycling robot wants your old iPhone. Don't give it to him." Grist 10:40 AM
  • "More Power, New Design, and Better GPU; MacBook Pro Wishlist" AppleBlend 9:03 AM
  • "Laptops Remain Workhorses Of Personal Computing; Will The Next MacBook Pro Measure Up? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 9:03 AM
  • "Do You Know How Powerful An iPhone Is?" Mac360 9:03 AM
  • "The Russians Want To Hack iPhones And Watch" NoodleMac 9:02 AM
  • "What If The iPhone Caught Fire?" TeraTalks 9:02 AM
  • "What Apple needs to do now that Google's made an iPhone: Google's Pixel phones are not unlike the iPhone, so Apple has to stand out in the mobile services department."  Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung looks likely to win Supreme Court appeal against damages in Apple patent case" 9to5Mac 6:56 AM
  • "Could Apple Bring OLED to the Masses?"  Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 6:45 AM
  • "Samsung's Latest Design Patent Indicates they're Out to Reinvent the Tablet as we know it" Patently Apple 9:30 PM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited versus Prime Music: What's the Difference?" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Here's Why Google Is Lying in its Pixel Ads | Sascha Segan" PC Magazine 11:47 AM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Spotify: How Do They Compare?" PC Magazine 9:54 AM
  • "Amid security concerns, Google's Allo virtual assistant is still worth a look" TechRepublic 9:54 AM
  • "Goodbye, Samsung, 'We Hardly Knew Ye" Mac360 9:02 AM
  • "Compared To The iOS 10 Adoption Rate, Google Should Be Ashamed Of Android" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook's Workplace won't kill email, but nothing else will either" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Opinion: These high-tech tattoos enable you to control electronic devices" MarketWatch 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook still has a nipple problem: Social network faces renewed criticism after removing an article about mammograms from one of France's biggest newspapers" The Verge 7:03 AM
  • "We aren't getting ready for the AI revolution: That needs to change, and fast" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "It's fascinating to watch a YouTuber grow up online" Memeburn 6:51 AM
  • "Will Samsung's phones ever be trusted again?" CNNMoney 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung's Hong Kong Leg Continues Its Appalling, Greedy Handling Of The Note 7 Recall" Forbes 6:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPad Gaming Accessories That Are Worth The Price Tag" Apple Gazette 2:31 PM
  • "These 3D-Printed Earrings Catch Apple's AirPods When They Fall Out" Gizmodo 12:13 PM
  • "Playboy magazine arrives on Apple and Android app stores for the first time" VentureBeat 11:52 AM
  • "NewerTech Holiday Gift Guide/Stocking Stuffer Gadget Ideas 2016" Thomas PR 10:58 AM
  • "Olloclip's New Connect Lens System Comes to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus" Wired 7:20 AM
  • "Rain Design mStand new series for iPad/iPad Air/iPad Pro" prMac 6:54 AM
  • "Dropbox In iOS 10 Gets iMessage App, PDF Signing, PiP, New Widget, More" Redmond Pie 6:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, IBM, Google Brace For Amazon, VMware Cloud Partnership" Investors 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft says hackers have exploited zero-days in Windows 10's Edge, Office, IE; issues fix" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Has Microsoft Derailed Salesforce?" Benzinga 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens preorders go live in Europe, ships next month" The Verge 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft starts selling its HoloLens in Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens Expands To Australia, France, More" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft was working on a Band that tracked your swimming" Engadget 6:29 PM
  • "IBM Extends Insights from Watson to Employees with Cancer" Zacks 11:34 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Gains Q3 PC Share, Say Gartner, IDC" Barron's 11:35 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 puts Kaby Lake and Thunderbolt into a thinner, faster package" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "HP Announces The HP ENVY 27 4K Thin Bezel Display" AnandTech 6:47 AM
  • "New HP Envy Offers MacBook-Thin Design at Mid-Range Price" LAPTOP Magazine 6:46 AM
  • "HP Updates Spectre x360, Envy 13, And More For Fall 2016" Digital Trends 6:37 AM
  • "HP launches gaming PC and HTC Vive bundle for discounted price" Neowin 9:06 PM
  • "What Is Intel's Strategy behind Its Foundry Model?" Market Realist 11:34 AM
  • "Signs of Improvement in Intel's Cash Flows, Balance Sheet" Market Realist 11:34 AM
  • "Intel targets commercial market with company-branded Falcon 8+ drone" IDG News Service 7:20 AM
  • "Why AMD FreeSync is beating Nvidia G-Sync on monitor selection and price" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "AMD Drops Support for Gaming Evolved PC Performance App" Digital Trends 1:11 PM
  • "AMD Discontinues Gaming Evolved App" AnandTech 9:09 AM
  • "Stats Show No Sign of PC Comeback: Gartner's latest numbers tip a 5.7 percent drop in worldwide PC shipments from the same time in 2015." PC Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "PC sales sinking almost as fast as Donald Trump's poll numbers: 68 million units a quarter and falling as 'Some consumers may never upgrade a PC again'" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Global PC Shipments Decline For 8th Consecutive Quarter Reports Gartner" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "VR started with gaming—but it will take over every other industry" Ars Technica 7:51 AM
  • "US IT and engineering salaries rise nearly 4 percent in 2015: Systems and control engineers see their salaries rise 8.7 percent, according to an IEEE-USA survey" IDG News Service 6:20 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Up Amid Plans to Open Shenzhen Research Center" TheStreet 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Short Interest Falls 5.4 Million on Heels of iPhone 7 Launch (NASDAQ: AAPL)" 24/7 Wall St. 7:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as Fed minutes point to rate hike 'soon': Energy stocks tumble, pressured by oil prices" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Fed Almost Pulled Trigger Last Month, so Look for December Rate Hike/ Big surprise from minutes of the Fed's last monetary policy meeting: Even most doves said the September decision not to raise interest rates was a close call" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as Fed minutes say hike coming 'relatively soon'" USA Today 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Steady After Fed Minutes" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed After Fed Minutes: British pound stabilizes after four days of declines" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Thai stocks slide as worries grow about health of king: Elsewhere, prospect of a Fed rate hike pulls markets lower" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as tech shares drops: Oil shares gain ground" MarketWatch 8:56 AM

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