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Friday Highlights: Foss Patents reveals a workaround found in iOS 12 pertaining to Qualcomm's patent dispute with Apple over Spotlight search; customers lining up at Apple Stores as new iPhones, Apple Watch available for sale; WSJ says "turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Huawei gives out power banks to those waiting in line for new iPhones; RIP Charles Moore; Science Alert looks at China's Orwellian population monitoring system called "Social Credit System"; is AirPower actually alive? Gets a mention in new iPhone manuals!; iFixit tears down iPhone XS and XS Max, hails new battery design; on YouTube, TechSmartt performs droptest on latest iPhones, and watertests the XS Max; The Mac Observer reviews iOS 12, and MacRumors reports on their readers' first iPhone XS/Max and Apple Watch Series 4 impressions.

  • "Apple's 2016 Journey From Doom to Boom"  Bloomberg TV 11:32 AM
  • "Apple's disgracefully outdated Mac lineup is killing sales: Apple's Mac and MacBook lineup is, frankly, a disgrace. I can't think of another top-name brand demanding a premium price for hardware that is so outdated."  ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Apple in talks to acquire Australian startup Sonder in quest for 'magic keyboard' – reports: Tim Cook met with Sonder CEO amid reports of a prototype Apple keyboard using startup's technology"  The Guardian 11:53 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: stark contrast between Supreme Court and Federal Circuit" Foss Patents 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Inc.'s Got a Big Watch Problem: Apple's lack of experience with this key chip technology puts it at a disadvantage in the wide world of wearables."  The Motley Fool 9:08 AM
  • "Apple shares notch first 7-day win streak of the year" CNBC 7:03 AM
  • "Apple poaching GPU designer Imagination Technologies' talent, hiring key personnel away" AppleInsider 5:52 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook On Virtual Reality: 'There's No Substitute For Human Contact'/Tim Cook thinks augmented reality can be 'huge.' In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, he explains why." BuzzFeed 9:20 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook again touts benefits of AR over VR, says 'no substitute for human contact'" AppleInsider 9:20 PM
  • "Dash developer speaks: Here's his full story" iMore 3:06 PM
  • "Evidence emerges refuting Dash developer's claim fraudulent account was not his" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Doubt Cast on 'Dash' Developer's Defense Against Apple's Claim of Review Fraud" MacRumors 11:34 AM
  • "Evernote Admits Bug Caused Data Loss for Some Mac Users" MacRumors 3:05 PM
  • "Evernote Warns of Bug That Caused Data Loss for Some Mac Users" MacTrast 6:02 PM
  • "macOS Sierra discussion includes Apple Mail problems; a Bean app update; Time Machine issues and tips; photo library issues; Photoshop compatibility; printer/scanner support; download, installation, migration and more." MacInTouch 11:58 AM
  • "Red Giant Universe 2 review: Pro video plug-ins worthy of a subscription" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "macOS Sierra: Method 2 For Watching Videos Picture-in-Picture" The Mac Observer 7:19 PM
  • "macOS Sierra: Use Command-Drag to Position Picture-in-Picture Videos" The Mac Observer 7:32 PM
  • "How To Customize The Keyboard Shortcut For Siri In macOS Sierra" AddictiveTips 11:53 AM
  • "Move Android Photos to Your Mac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:34 AM
  • "NUGEN Audio Audio Management Batch Processor AMB" IT.Enquirer 11:03 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Sound" eXtensions 11:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Week in Mac Apps: Create cool custom-made photo frames with ArtSuite" Macworld 4:14 PM
  • "Chrome 54 for Mac is out, replaces old Flash-based YouTube embeds with HTML5 player" iDownload Blog 2:11 PM
  • "Quicken releases 2017 updates for Mac & iOS personal finance apps" AppleInsider 11:56 AM
  • "Quicken introduces more powerful iOS app, brings Bill Pay & more to Mac client" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Cisdem Released OCRWizard with macOS Sierra Support" prMac 6:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple begins selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus in the U.S."  9to5Mac 9:18 PM
  • "Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets in US" AppleInsider 9:19 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Meets Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto During Japan Visit" MacRumors 6:53 AM
  • "Apple's Angela Ahrendts brings Retail 2.0 to London" Apple Must 8:48 AM
  • "Inside the redesigned Apple Store on Regent Street" Engadget 8:55 AM
  • "Apple unveils redesigned Regent Street store in London, opens to public on Saturday" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "One of Apple's most important technology partners is suffering a brain drain — to Apple" Business Insider 11:33 AM
  • "Apple says 'no evidence' of photo theft from Apple Store customer phones" CNET 6:49 AM
  • "Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics: The store in Australia reportedly had to bring in an HR exec to investigate." Engadget 6:54 AM
  • "Apple fires staff after claims they rated female customers' bodies in 'photo sharing ring'" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Says It's Found 'No Evidence' Of Store Staff Sharing Secret Photos Of Female Shoppers" Digital Trends 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Plans Second R&D Center In China's Silicon Valley" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "Apple to set up 2nd R&D center in China, says CEO" DigiTimes 7:14 AM
  • "Apple debuts Apple Music ad touting revamped UI, custom playlists, Beats 1" AppleInsider 6:54 AM
  • "The circles in Apple's new Apple Music video" The Loop 8:54 AM
  • "Apple posts new ad showcasing revamped Apple Music service" iDownload Blog 6:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs is her main squeeze when she visits Apple Store" Cult of Mac 11:53 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Bono's (PRODUCT) RED iPod" Cult of Mac 8:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "SoftBank and Saudi Arabia Partner to Form Giant Investment Fund" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Yahoo email breach could put Verizon deal in jeopardy: The carrier is looking into whether it has cause to withdraw its offer." Engadget 7:27 PM
  • "Amazon's new music service could be lifted by Prime, Echo popularity" Seattle Times 8:54 AM
  • "Why the Vast Majority of Women in India Will Never Own a Smartphone" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Almost 6,000 online shops hit by hackers" BBC 7:13 AM
  • "Samsung expects to lose around $3 billion due to Note 7 recall: The cost of playing with fire" The Verge 8:53 PM
  • "Samsung's Note 7 Debacle Recalls Washing-Machine Fires in Australia" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Samsung Expands Galaxy Note 7 Recall to Include All Replacement Phones" Time 7:02 AM
  • "Google divulges more data on its users than ever, as government requests spike" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-13: Social Networks and Police Surveillance" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "Rebound 107: The Hottest of Takes" Six Colors 11:35 AM
  • "The FCPX TOUR@IBC videos part 2: Jesús Pérez-Miranda (Spain) and Denver Riddle (USA)" 7:02 AM
  • "Taiwan's TSMC lifts 2016 revenue forecast after third-quarter surge; analysts see iPhone 7 boost" Reuters 7:03 AM
  • "Record revenue for A10 chipmaker TSMC suggests strong iPhone 7 sales, say analysts" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's Backup of iPhone Shipments Is Positive, Says BTIG's Piecyk" TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Confirmed: Apple held talks with Sonder on using e-ink for a dynamic Magic Keyboard" iDownload Blog 11:54 AM
  • "Apple May Want Sonder's E Ink Keyboard for MacBook Pro" The Mac Observer 11:03 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants to use changeable E Ink keyboards: Your MacBook's keys could adapt to the task at hand." Engadget 6:15 PM
  • "New report suggests the mysterious new Apple product we told you about is the real deal" BGR 12:16 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner" AppleInsider 6:53 AM
  • "Apple invention uses wrist gestures to control Apple Watch, iPhone" AppleInsider 6:53 AM
  • ""Apple's Angela Ahrendts brings Retail 2.0 to London" Apple Must 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Siri to Control Apple TV, Stereo Speakers working with Apple's Streaming Music Service" Patently Apple 7:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:48 AM

  • "Fitbit Flex 2 review: Swim-tracking boosts this basic fitness band" Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "DKnight Big MagicBox portable Bluetooth speaker review" BetaNews 9:50 AM
  • "With Echo Spatial Perception, two Echoes finally are better than one" Six Colors 3:05 PM
  • "Hands-On with the Roku Premiere+" Thurrott 8:56 AM
  • "Review: Blue Microphones Raspberry Mobile Microphone" iLounge 12:15 PM
  • "Review: SwitchEasy Flash and Fleur for iPhone 7/7 Plus" iLounge 4:16 PM
  • "Review: CalDigit's 'Tuff' USB-C portable hard drive is a good choice for on-the-go MacBook owners [Video] 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "ILDOCK gives your iPhone 7 a headphone jack and a way to charge it while listening to music" Apple World Today 11:34 AM
  • "You'll want to take GRID 2 Reloaded Edition for the Mac for a (fast) spin" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside iOS 10: Apple makes big changes to actionable notifications" AppleInsider 11:34 AM
  • "How to track your parked car even without iOS 10 or a compatible head unit" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "How to change the feedback strength of iPhone 7's Home button" Cult of Mac 11:34 AM
  • "How to play music from an iPhone using your Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
  • "How to hide Skype calls from the Phone app on your iPhone" iDownload Blog 6:59 AM
  • "Adjusting Video Playback Quality to control data usage in iOS 10 Tips" iLounge 3:05 PM
  • "Battery Life Tips for iPhone 7" OS X Daily 12:26 PM
  • "PSA: Careful out there, Best Buy is charging $50 to $100 over full price MSRP for the iPhone 7" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Quickly Access Camera and Photo Functions With 3D Touch" MacMost 11:03 AM
  • "Comment: Beats 1 station deserves an Apple Music-like revamp in year 2" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Lessons Learned from the Demise of the Next Keyboard" MacStories 11:55 AM
  • "Like clockwork: Samsung's problems are always bad news for Apple" Macworld 9:50 AM
  • "iPhone 7 is the future of tactile accessibility" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "On Siri and sequential inference"  iMore 11:23 AM
  • "When traveling, my iPad is essential and my Mac is the add-on: How did that happen, wonders Jason Snell."  Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "It's time for laptop companies to switch to Precision Touchpad: The advantages of using the built-in capabilities are too big to pass up." Ars Technica 8:06 PM
  • "George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo's proposal: Yahoo's outdoor, public advertising scheme relies on what it calls 'grouplization.'" Ars Technica 7:34 PM
  • "Could this be the end of Samsung's smartphone reign?" TechCrunch 3:05 PM
  • "The elephant in the room with Google Assistant" Computerworld 11:54 AM
  • "The Huawei Honor 8 Review" AnandTech 7:15 AM
  • "5 Apple lessons Samsung must learn after its Note 7 disaster: Who is Samsung and why does it matter?" Computerworld 7:13 AM
  • "Buying a new PC from Dell shouldn't be this hard" BetaNews 6:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan Will Feature Wireless CarPlay Support" MacRumors 4:17 PM
  • "BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay" AppleInsider 7:45 PM
  • "Facebook Update Allows Users to Easily Watch a Video on an Apple TV" AppAdvice 4:17 PM
  • "You can now stream Facebook videos to your TV via Chromecast or Apple TV" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
  • "Vine for iOS now lets you remix sound from other videos" VentureBeat 3:27 PM
  • "WaterField Designs Announces New Maxwell MacBook Pro Sleeve" MacTrast 1:22 PM
  • "iPhone wallet case is as rugged in the outdoors as you are" Cult of Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Google Photos for iOS gains new features that suggest rotations, resurface images & more" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Todoist Launches Native Amazon Echo Integration" MacStories 11:54 AM
  • "PresidentCam Lets Hillary, Donald, and You Look Presidential, for Free" prMac 11:34 AM
  • "Dent-proof case gives MacBook a retro iMac look" Cult of Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Exploring the iMessage App Store One Month Later: Our Favorite Stickers and iMessage Apps" MacStories 11:33 AM
  • "Rain Design Releases mStand New Series For iPad/iPad Air/iPad Pro" MacPrices 11:03 AM
  • "Pokémon Go update offers catch bonuses, making it easier to catch rarer creatures" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Google Photos iOS app gets new AI-powered features to highlight memories, fix sideways photos" 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
  • "This iPhone 7 Trick Fills A Major Void On A Missing Feature" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "The iPhone 7's Three Biggest Problems Are Solved By This Case" Forbes 7:11 AM
  • "These genius 3D printed earring bins will keep your pricy Apple AirPods safe" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "Playboy comes to iOS and Android after ditching the nudity" BetaNews 6:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP, Lenovo Vie for Top Spot in a Consolidating Global PC Market" eWeek 6:03 PM
  • "What New Update Process for Windows 7 and 8.1 Means for Enterprises" eWeek 6:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 Team Anniversary Update now available for Microsoft Surface Hub" Neowin 2:42 PM
  • "Here are the fixes, improvements, and known issue in Windows 10 Mobile build 14946" Neowin 4:32 PM
  • "Windows 10 build 14946 for PC and Mobile now available in the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 4:32 PM
  • "Microsoft quietly added a kickass new feature to Windows 10" BGR 7:33 PM
  • "Windows Server 2016 Is Generally Available" eWeek 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Draws Up Azure Cloud Blueprint for Gov't Agencies" eWeek 6:03 PM
  • "Michael Dell tells IT leaders all they need to know about the new Dell Technologies: After largest-ever tech merger, CEO talks product integration, strategy, the battle v. HPE – and why protectionism is a really bad idea for the tech industry." Computerworld 6:46 AM
  • "Dell EMC joins hands with Andhra Pradesh" Voice & Data 6:47 AM
  • "Dell EMC World tease: What does 'composable' mean to you, readers? People are 'working on something cool' - EMC converged man" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Dell EMC sees revenue synergies from merger: India is a very important market for Dell EMC. 'India is a big market from a sales engine perspective and we serve a number of global customers from India,' says Dell EMC's President APJ Commercial, Amit Midha." CNBC Moneycontrol 6:47 AM
  • "Digital disruption is taking hold of the world, reveals Dell Technologies Research" India Info Online 6:47 AM
  • "Dell Cloud Reveals Innovative Virtual Workspace Solutions" PC Quest 6:48 AM
  • "No job losses in India because of merger: Dell-EMC/Post their USD 67 billion merger, the combined entity called Dell Technologies has confirmed to job losses but has not specified a number." The Economic Times 6:48 AM
  • "HP unveils the Specter x360, an Envy notebook & an Envy AIO" The USB Port 6:49 AM
  • "HP releases printer firmware to undo non-HP ink cartridge blocking" gHacks 6:50 AM
  • "HP releases Kaby Lake notebooks" Fudzilla 6:50 AM
  • "HP revamps laptop series; introduces thinner bodies, bigger batteries: Tech giant HP on Thursday announced the availability of the Envy 13 and the Spectre x360 laptops with 7th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors." Financial Express 6:54 AM
  • "HPE Aims to Make Its Products 30 Times More Energy-Efficient by 2025" eWeek 4:32 PM
  • "HP -2.2% after hours; FY 2017 outlook issued, restructuring filed" Seeking Alpha 5:45 PM
  • "HP Issues Cautious Forecast, Plans Job Cuts: Expects to cut 3,000 to 4,000 employees from payroll over the next three years" [Paid Membership Required] 6:07 PM
  • "HP plans 3,000 to 4,000 job cuts over the next three years" TechCrunch 6:10 PM
  • "IBM says its new Cloud Object Storage allows easily moving and splitting data" GeekWire 6:38 AM
  • "IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service: The system disperses data across nodes for security and fault tolerance" IDG News Service 6:24 AM
  • "Cisco patches critical authentication flaw in conferencing servers: Hackers could exploit the issue to masquerade as legitimate users" IDG News Service 9:22 AM
  • "SMBs Struggle to Rein in Data Leakage to Cloud, Study Finds" eWeek 6:33 AM
  • "Western Digital's new SSD portend a lot" SemiAccurate 6:43 AM
  • "Steam survey suggests VR adoption has skidded to a halt" ExtremeTech 6:51 AM
  • "Asus Plans To Leave Its Competitors In The Dust With 240Hz Gaming Monitor" Digital Trends 8:09 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple flashes bearish 'harami cross' chart pattern: The 'doji' in Apple's stock upgrades the bearish warning signal" MarketWatch 11:23 AM
  • "Apple's stock set to snap long win streak" MarketWatch 7:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Wall Street Claws Back From Lows as China and Oil Worries Fade: Wall Street claws back from a heavy selloff earlier in the session Thursday after worries over China's economic growth fade and crude oil regains a level above $50 a barrel." TheStreet 5:49 PM
  • "Wall Street Pares Losses After Seesaw Session" FOXBusiness 5:50 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,213.33 down -25.69 points" Nasdaq 5:50 PM
  • "Dow cuts sharp losses but still closes down 45 points" USA Today 5:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Losses to End Little Changed: The Dow industrials fell as much as 184 points earlier in the session following weak Chinese trade data" [Paid Membership Required] 5:51 PM
  • "Asian markets drop, led by Thai stocks/Investors brace for U.S. rate hike, though Nikkei up on weaker yen" MarketWatch 7:00 AM
  • "European stocks whacked, with miners hurt after China data miss targets/Euro below $1.10" MarketWatch 7:01 AM

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