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Thursday Highlights: Buckle up Apple fans, October 30 New York City event invitations sent out! Let the speculation begin...; Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone"  Bloomberg 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Working on Feature to Use Face to Unlock iPhone" Bloomberg Video 7:17 PM
  • "The next iPhone reportedly scans your face instead of your finger" Engadget 5:43 PM
  • "Why The iPhone Can't Be Made In The US" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Tim Cook makes $145 million in 2016, blows CEO competition out of water" SiliconBeat 6:20 PM
  • "ACCC to question Apple on Westpac chat app payments ban: Technology giant Apple's controversial decision to order Westpac Banking Corporation to disable a mobile banking feature that let customers make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger has caught the attention of Australia's competition watchdog, amid concerns it could be attempting to remove rivals to its own upcoming service."  Australian Financial Review 8:52 AM
  • "Your iPhone 7 may have been manufactured by a coal worker"  Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "The Powerful Secret Inside Your New iPad Pro: Apple is pitching its new iPad Pro a powerful tablet computer than can replace your laptop computer. Not every agrees with the practicalities of that view, but the silicon inside the tablet certainly deliver the power. To deliver that the iPad Pro has one of the most advanced chips currently on the market." Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "The MacOS High Sierra Public Beta Is Open, Here's How To Download It" Digital Trends 5:38 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: The new Safari takes steps to reduce persistent user tracking, but is it enough?"  Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "See Large Preview of Mission Control Thumbnails in Mac OS" OS X Daily 7:00 PM
  • "How to use your Apple VR Dev Kit eGPU enclosure with a separate display" iMore 9:27 AM
  • "Speeding up the Creation of Subtitles in Final Cut Pro X With FCPXTRA Subtitle" 8:53 AM
  • "macOS: Safari's Secret Open Recently Closed Windows Talent" Apple Must 11:15 AM
  • "A Mac App You Don't Know About, Mostly Wouldn't Use, But Need Anyway" Mac 360 8:41 AM
  • "macOS and iOS Security Is Too Complicated" NoodleMac 8:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Transmit 4.4.13" TidBITS 7:00 PM
  • "Cisdem Released Mac Data Recovery 4.1.0 with Optimized Deep Scan" Cisdem 8:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's redesigned Fifth Avenue retail store to reopen around November 2018" 9to5Mac 7:00 PM
  • "Apple shares photos from grand opening of Taipei 101 store in Taiwan" 9to5Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Celebration of America's National Parks Includes Donations and Apple Watch Challenges" MacTrast 8:54 AM
  • "A designer imagined how the iPhone 8 will look like in white" Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Life Is the Perfect Opera" Wired 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Music won't have to wait long for Jay-Z's new album" Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: End of the line for Power Mac G4 Cube" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "Unlock your PC with your Samsung phone's fingerprint reader" Engadget 5:38 PM
  • "The growing threat of smishing which target mobile users" MCT 5:37 PM
  • "Winamp's woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself" Ars Technica 10:54 AM
  • "Google's DeepMind and NHS misused patient data trial, watchdog says" Telegraph 9:59 AM
  • "Sharp beats everyone to completely bezeless phone" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
  • "Like a phoenix from the flames, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back" Digital Trends 8:53 AM
  • "KGI's Kuo Lists 10 Predictions for the New Apple iPhone" StreetInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts iPhone 8 Will Omit Touch ID Entirely, Come in Limited Color Options" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "The most accurate Apple analyst says the next iPhone will have face recognition and a giant screen" CNBC 8:59 PM
  • "All 2017 iPhone Models Said to Include Standard 5W USB-A Adapter, With Wireless Charger Sold Separately" MacRumors 5:50 PM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 features highest screen-to-body ratio in industry, but lacks Touch ID fingerprint scanner of any kind" 9to5Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Top Analyst: No iPhone 8 Touch ID, Although Other Features Remain" AppAdvice 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone 8 will include fewer casing colors, no Touch ID" Cult of Mac 11:00 AM
  • "Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display" AppleInsider 11:21 AM
  • "Apple considers investment in LG Display's OLED plant" The Investor 8:45 AM
  • "New iPad Pro's A10X Fusion Processor First Chip Built Using TSMC's 10nm Process" MacTrast 8:54 AM
  • "TrendForce Says Capacity Expansions from Chinese and Korean Panel Suppliers Will Raise AMOLED Penetration in Smartphone Market to Nearly 50% by 2020: The confirmation of Samsung Display (SDC) being Apple's AMOLED panel supplier for the upcoming iPhone devices has spurred other smartphone brands and panel makers to aggressively invest in this display technology. The latest display market forecast by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that AMOLED is set to become mainstream in the global smartphone market in the near future with the penetration rate reaching to almost 50% by 2020." TrendForce 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's adoption of OLED in iPhone 8 will see it used in 50% of smartphones by 2020 – Trendforce" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "New ARKit demos: Tesla Model 3, food ordering & inter-dimensional portal" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
  • "ARKit Demos: 7 iPhone Augmented Reality Demos to Get Excited About iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 8:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:30 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:30 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:30 AM

  • "Review: Apple's 21.5-inch, 3.4GHz 'Kaby Lake' 2017 iMac" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Urban Armor Gear Rugged Case review: An excellent tough case for your delicate flower of a laptop" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Review: Meze 99 Classics Headphones" iLounge 3:27 PM
  • "GoPower Watch Stand makes it easy to charge an Apple Watch, iPhone simultaneously" Apple World Today 8:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 hands-on: Here's how it changes your iPhone" Tom's Guide 1:11 PM
  • "Imagengine Vector Camera: Unusual iOS Cartoon App -Had me from the word, Go" eXtensions 8:39 AM
  • "How to Scan Documents Using the Notes App in iOS 11" iDrop News 11:00 AM
  • "Apple has Honed Space Management in iOS 11; Here's How to Make the Most Out of It" DeviceMAG 9:56 AM
  • "How to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 9:53 AM
  • "New video provides a hands-on look at Apple Watch restore process using iBus tool" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "How to rearrange multiple apps at once on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 9:27 AM
  • "How To Customize Control Center in iOS 11" MacTrast 8:46 AM
  • "Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone: Get the most of your phone's camera with these tips." CNET 8:59 PM
  • "All you need to know about Slide Over, Split View in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:33 PM
  • "What Are Those Symbols On the Back of Your Apple Device?" MacMost 8:40 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 does not look good in white" BGR 8:59 PM
  • "ARKit Is Apple's Move into Augmented Reality; It Is Not Laying the Foundation for AR Glasses" iPhone Hacks 6:09 PM
  • "iOS 11 bug hints at a massive change coming on the iPhone 8" BGR 3:33 PM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone 8 Won't Be Called the 'iPhone 8'" iDrop News 3:32 PM
  • "Will History Repeat Itself over Apple's Claimed LG Display Deal?" Apple Must 3:23 PM
  • "Why I skipped the Touch Bar on my new MacBook Pro" iMore 11:21 AM
  • "This Is Really Why Apple and Google Want To Kill Browser Ads"  Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Comment: KGI has a good track record, but no Touch ID on iPhone 8 still seems questionable" 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "How iOS 14 will be Apple's smartest software ever" Mashable 8:58 AM
  • "Why are team iPhone people such snobs?" EveWoman 8:51 AM
  • "Who Tilted Trump's 2016 Election Victory? Mac, Windows, iPhone, Or Android Users?" Mac360 8:39 AM
  • "On The iPad's Identity Problems" TeraTalks 8:39 AM
  • "What iPhone Did To The People Of Earth" Mac360 8:39 AM
  • "Tech's mistreatment of women 'not just a case of a few bad actors'" CNNMoney 6:52 PM
  • "The latest Galaxy Note 8 leak backs up our worst fears about the phone" BGR 3:27 PM
  • "Limiting time online 'won't protect children'" BBC 1:16 PM
  • "Kill the Open Internet, and Wave Goodbye to Consumer Choice"  Wired 11:22 AM
  • "Snapshots from a more hopeful time: a day with Haiku, the open-source BeOS/After years of alpha, the open-source execution of BeOS is beautiful but buggy." Ars Technica 10:02 AM
  • "The (re)making of 'Crash Bandicoot'" Engadget 9:42 AM
  • "A non-Apple smartwatch that you'll actually want to wear" Mashable 8:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Things 3.1 adds repeating to-dos in projects, date parsing language improvements" 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Desqueeze Offers Powerful Batch Photo & Video Resizing for iPhone users" prMac 11:00 AM
  • "Creative Digital Coloring Books for iOS" AppAdvice 9:56 AM
  • "Red Lion bringing iPhone check-ins, digital room keys, and Apple TVs to its hotels" iMore 9:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Announces Global Salesforce, Marketing Reorganization: Microsoft Corp. reorganized its sales and marketing operations in a bid to simplify two large, complex units and provide more skilled, technical staff as part of a shift toward artificial intelligence and the cloud." Bloomberg 1:20 PM
  • "Microsoft announces global sales-force, marketing reorganization; no layoffs mentioned" Bloomberg News 3:33 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft To Lay Off Thousands, Enterprise, SME Sales Groups Could Be Affected" CRN 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly axing 'thousands' of jobs in plans to boost cloud computing sales" Computer Business Review 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands of Workers Worldwide" Softpedia 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly about to lay off 'thousands' of staff" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to unveil global layoff plan next week - report" Telecompaper 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's cloud focus could mean yet more layoffs" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Cloud sales shift as enormo Microsoft reorg continues – sources: Enterprise, corporate sales become one" The Register 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Getting Ready to Swing Its Axe" TheStreet 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Calls On Tech Industry To Form 'Digital' Geneva Convention" MediaDailyNews 12:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 Has 17 Times More Users on Steam than All Versions of Apple macOS" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: France drops Windows 10 privacy case" IT PRO 9:01 AM
  • "Windows 10 will use protected folders to thwart crypto ransomware - Help Net Security" Help Net Security 9:09 AM
  • "Windows XP patches cause rise in users as Windows 10 stalls (again)" The Inquirer 9:07 AM
  • "What WannaCry Infection? 16-Year-Old Windows XP Posts Record Growth Last Month" Softpedia 9:00 AM
  • "No Free Upgrades, No Growth: Windows 7, Not Windows 10, Top OS Worldwide" Softpedia 8:58 AM
  • "As the original Windows 10 reaches end-of-service, Microsoft will start pestering you to update" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "Most Windows 10 users still haven't been offered the Creators Update -- even owners of Surface devices" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "18 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computerworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "IBM Watson ventures into Latin America with latest cancer deal" Pharma Phorum 8:43 AM
  • "IBM uses AI to serve up Wimbledon highlights" CNET 3:32 PM
  • "IBM Watson serving up a treat for Wimbledon's biggest fans" The Memo 8:42 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x2 finds its spot as one of the best Windows tablets, for what it's worth" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Siemen rushes to patch IoT devices against Intel AMT flaw" IT PRO 8:36 AM
  • "Gigabyte's Aero 15 is obsessed with colour in the right ways" CNET 8:35 AM
  • "Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel" TechRadar UK 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen DDR4 Speed Barrier Broken, 4079.2Mhz Thanks To AGESA Updates" SegmentNext 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen chips have carved a huge chunk out of Intel's CPU market share" PC Gamesn 8:26 AM
  • "Processor market heats up as AMD makes record share gain" PC Retail 8:26 AM
  • "AMD CPUs took nearly 10 per cent share from Intel so far this year" Hexus 8:25 AM
  • "AMD Takes Good CPU Share from Intel in Q2 2017" Guru3D 8:24 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Will Be Announced At SIGGRAPH According To Radeon Team" SegmentNext 8:32 AM
  • "AMD Vega FE reviews disappoint fans with humdrum gaming performance" Ars Technica UK 8:32 AM
  • "MCAM: Oracle is the biggest gainer in the rebalancing of the..." CNBC 8:22 AM
  • "Hyundai Motor and Cisco collaborate on connected car project" ITS International 8:20 AM
  • "Cisco's new network can recognise intent and mitigate threats" Times of Oman 8:20 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Google and other Nasdaq Stocks Swing Wildly in After-Hours Trading" Bloomberg 8:17 PM
  • "Bite Apple Inc. Stock In Spite of Bland Leadership" InvestorPlace 1:18 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market tries to kick off July trade with a bang: Dow transports notch first intraday high since March 1 in early trade" MarketWatch 12:10 PM
  • "Stock Futures Rise Ahead of July 4 Break, U.S. Car Sales Data" TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Dow touches record high as energy, bank stocks ignite rally" FOXBusiness 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks Start Second Half on an Upswing: Broad gains across sectors lift U.S. stock indexes" [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as China-Hong Kong bond-trading link opens: Equity markets struggled to find direction in Asia as the second half of the year kicked off, tracking mixed signals from U.S. markets." MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "European stocks rebound from 2-month low as banks, oil giants climb: Eurozone manufacturing PMI confirmed at 6-year high" MarketWatch 12:05 PM

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