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Wednesday Highlights: Quartz calls Apple Pay "a sleeper hit" as the service expands to more businesses in the US which were previously reticent to Apple's solution; might climate change help increase iPhone sales? Apparently that's what Apple believes; MacRumors reports on Apple's $6.6 million tab for lobbying Trump administration in 2018; Eclectic Light Company tracks bug in Mojave affecting QuickLook thumbnails; and Glenn Fleishman shows how to fix no mail in macOS after you've enabled 2-factor authentication; Tim Cook, Satya Nadella dined with Brazil's president during Davos; Qualcomm begins defense in patent trial—reports in our General Interest section include "fanboy testimony", and more; new Oxford study of 350,000 teens finds "screen time is about as dangerous as potatoes"; next-gen AirPods to feature health monitoring?; should Apple pay photogs for pictures they feature in Shot on iPhone contest?

  • "Apple: Stay the Course Despite Component Chatter, Says Goldman/Despite worries about manufacturing issues for Apple's next iPhone, Goldman's Simona Jankowski thinks investors should stay the course with the shares, given the 'super cycle' of the iPhone 8 could pay off big in earnings next year."  Barron's 8:30 AM
  • "Ignore The Rampant Negativity In Apple, The Proof Of The Pudding Is In Foxconn Data This Morning" Forbes 9:10 AM
  • "Apple hits iPhone 8 'panic mode'? Get real"  Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Panic at Apple? No way, Tim Cook's the coolest guy in the room" CNBC Videos 8:59 AM
  • "Apple in 'Panic' Mode Due to iPhone 8 Software Bugs: Report" Investopedia 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's 'installed base' of iPhones has stopped growing, says Deutsche Bank" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple sets up China data center to meet new cyber-security rules"  Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Apple to Build China Data Center to Meet New Cybersecurity Law" [Paid Membership Required] 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Opens Data Center in China to Comply With Cybersecurity Law" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Plans Data Center in China to Comply With New Law" Investopedia 7:40 AM
  • "Apple to set up its first data centre in China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Apple opens China data centre" [Video Report] Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:25 AM
  • "Here's How Amazon Just Royally Shafted Apple: Sorry to rain on your parade Apple fanboys, but Amazon just totally stuck it to Tim Cook's baby. Amazon said that it sold three times as many Echo devices worldwide midway through Prime Day. Imagine what the grand total looks like seeing as Amazon was hawking the smart speaker for a low, low price of $89.99. What this means to Apple is rather simple to understand: Amazon has managed to stuff more homes with Echos in front of Apple's major HomePod launch. Hence, if you bought a discounted Echo why in the world would you want a HomePod, too?"  TheStreet 10:03 AM
  • "Amazon Prime's Cut-price Echo Sale Opens up Apple's HomePod Market" Apple Must 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra public beta testers get second build from Apple" AppleInsider 12:47 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 35 with Speed Improvements, More" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Security Experts Wary as 1Password Subscriptions Push Users to Cloud-Based Vaults" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Slow Mac? Could be a hidden memory gobbler in macOS" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Fantastical 2.4 for Mac Brings Travel Time, Attachment Support, and More" MacStories 9:05 AM
  • "iStat Menus Helps My MacBook Pro Keep Going and Going..." The Mac Observer 1:38 PM
  • "How to use Reader mode in Safari for macOS High Sierra" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Back up multiple Macs with Time Machine Server" Six Colors 10:23 AM
  • "How to repair a disk using macOS Sierra's Disk Utility" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
  • "A Tale Of Two Library Folders" MacMost 12:45 PM
  • "How To Sync Two Mac Folders For Free" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "What If Your Mac Got Hacked This Way?" NoodleMac 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Combined Google Photos and Drive 'Backup and Sync' app now available for Mac" 9to5Mac 3:52 PM
  • "Toolfarm Offers Free Storyboarding Plug-in for a Limited Time: Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and VEGAS video editors" Toolfarm 11:46 AM
  • "Fantastical 2 for Mac Gains Attachment Support, Travel Time and More" MacRumors 9:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Mac sales slip in Q2 despite new hardware launches" AppleInsider 9:47 PM
  • "Apple's Mac Sales Stagnant in Q2 2017 Amid Continuing Worldwide PC Market Decline" MacRumors 6:27 PM
  • "Apple continues rebranding stores to build community"  Business Insider 11:14 AM
  • "Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Interactive HomeKit Demo Stations Come to Apple Stores" The Mac Observer 10:01 AM
  • "Apple is hiring a barista – here's why it might be a very stressful job" Business Insider 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's 2017 Back to School Promotion: Free Beats Wireless Headphones with Mac or iPad Pro purchase, up to $300 off systems" MacPrices 9:37 AM
  • "Apple Offers Free Beats in 2017 Back to School Promotion" Apple Must 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's back-to-school deals include free $300 headphones when you buy a new Mac or iPad" Business Insider 10:13 AM
  • "Ticwatch is back with two new alternatives to the Apple Watch" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: 'Antennagate' scandal hits its peak" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's billion-euro tax bill discharged by French court" ZDNet 9:56 PM
  • "Google wins challenge against 1.1 billion-euro French tax bill" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "The Internet Ripoff You're Not Protesting" Wired 7:49 AM
  • "This notorious data-stealing malware has suddenly burst back into life" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "40 tech giants ask for your help in Day of Action to protect net neutrality [Video] 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Spotify signs Sony royalty deal while Warner holds out: reports" Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Spotify successfully negotiates lower royalties as it seeks to maintain lead over Apple Music" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "The Apple of Tomorrow, and the Wild West of Home Automation -ACM 419" The Mac Observer 6:13 PM
  • "#197: So Much of Your Life is a Lie/Net neutrality, brain-training games, wireless charging, and our camera-filled future." Relay FM: Clockwise 3:51 PM
  • "Tech Simulating Real People, Bringing C++ Back to the Mac -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-12" The Mac Observer 12:45 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 13 – Interview: Rehearsal Pro with David H. Lawrence XVII" MacStories 10:40 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' to feature rear-facing 3D laser for AR and faster autofocus, report says" AppleInsider 10:07 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 may be delayed by 3 weeks or more, Bank of America says"  CNBC 11:49 AM
  • "These are the Intel chips Apple's powerful new iMac Pro deserves" BGR 7:22 AM
  • "Here's a sad list of iPhone 8 features Apple is reportedly struggling with" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "Latest iOS 11 beta hints at possible livestreaming feature" Mashable 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Releases Second iOS 11 Public Beta to Beta Testing Group" MacRumors 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Ships iOS 11 Public Beta 2" Apple Must 12:34 PM
  • "Apple releases second iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Apple releases second tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "Apple is granted a patent for 'coverglass fracture detection" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:13 AM

  • "These iPhone storage gadgets can offload your data and free up space." Cult of Mac 10:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Microsoft Outlook for iOS Gets Redesigned Navigation, Conversations, and Search [Video] iClarified 6:25 PM
  • "Runtastic running app squanders an early lead [Runner's Week: Day 4] Cult of Mac 11:14 AM
  • "OmniGraffle 3.0 Brings the Power of Its macOS Counterpart to iOS" MacStories 8:33 AM
  • "UptiiQ review: Post videos to three social networks at once from a single upload" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "How To Check iOS 11 Cellular Data Usage, Billing Period Natively Without App Or Contacting Carrier" Redmond Pie 10:41 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to Use Guided Access on iPhone, iPad" Apple Must 10:12 AM
  • "How to record your iPhone or iPad's screen in iOS 11" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Keep data roaming iPhone costs down when traveling" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad" AppleInsider 11:51 AM
  • "How iOS 11 will free up space on your iPhone or iPad" Cult of Mac 10:40 AM
  • "How Close Were past iPhone Leaked Images to the Real Thing?" iPhone Hacks 9:58 PM
  • "Analysts say supply chain evidence points towards 3-4 week delay for iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 6:27 PM
  • "Apple Reignited the Mac, Now It's Time to Do the Same for Apple TV" The Mac Observer 3:56 PM
  • "Helping Improve Apple Maps, One Demolished Baseball Stadium at a Time" 512 Pixels 1:30 PM
  • "Why Apple Needed to Upgrade Its Mac Computers" Market Realist 11:01 AM
  • "Richard Greenfield: Maybe they should call it 'Apple Prime'" Apple 3.0 10:05 AM
  • "Here's What Apple's iPhone Killed" Mac360 8:35 AM
  • "When You Should (and Shouldn't) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:34 AM
  • "Is Apple Inc. Still Finalizing the OLED iPhone 8?" The Motley Fool 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's ARKit will make walking and texting the warmup for the real distracted disasters"  Mashable 8:27 AM
  • "Imagination and TouchID Replacements" Macdrifter 8:08 AM
  • "Solving The Mac Notebook Identity Crisis" Mac360 7:51 AM
  • "iOS 11 is the iPhone's mid-life crisis"  ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File: Crying Wolf on Apple's Quarterly Results; and Licensing Problems, Past, Present and Future" eXtensions 7:16 AM
  • "Forget the Echo. The Dot Is the Most Important Alexa Device" Wired 1:22 PM
  • "Tech needs Emotional Intelligence" Om Malik 12:40 PM
  • "Has Technology created the Age of Distraction?"  Tech.pinions 8:34 AM
  • "Here's how the internet's net neutrality day of action is unfolding" The Verge 10:23 AM
  • "Keep the Internet Weird: Save Net Neutrality" iFixit 8:34 AM
  • "Today's net neutrality protest won't matter to the FCC" Axios 8:23 AM
  • "It is not Women in Tech, it is Women in Business We Should talk About" Tech.pinions 8:08 AM
  • "What We Lose When the World Moves On From Email" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "If this is Google's Pixel 2 XL, we need one right now" BGR 7:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Here are some more ways to bring MagSafe charging back to your USB-C MacBook Pro" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "New Microsoft artificial intelligence app for iPhone describes world for visually impaired" AppleInsider 3:38 PM
  • "Outlook for iOS updated with redesigned navigation, conversations, and more" 9to5Mac 3:38 PM
  • "Outlook for iOS Gains Quick Replies, New Conversation View, and More" MacStories 1:26 PM
  • "iPhone-connected accessories rank among top Amazon Prime Day sellers" AppleInsider 1:24 PM
  • "Affinity Designer for iPad teased on video" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition hadokens its way into the App Store" Cult of Mac 11:01 AM
  • "A Touchscreen For Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:24 AM
  • "Sega adds Virtua Tennis Challenge to its free mobile game lineup" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "PayPal is Rolling Out to the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks" MacStories 8:08 AM
  • "Apple adds PayPal as payment option for iTunes" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Distracted driving due to phone use is the new impaired driving.: AutoAdvisory is your safe driving co-pilot." Specific Range Solutions 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Wants to Get Rural America Online Using TV Signals: The goal is to get two million rural Americans connected from 12 different states over the next five years using white space broadband." PC Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to plug rural broadband gap with TV white space" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's broadband bet may hit speed bumps" Axios 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Says It Has Identified Surface Pro Hibernation Issue" Thurrott 10:05 PM
  • "Microsoft to Close Wilsonville Plant, Continues Layoffs" Zacks 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to use AI to assist the blind, fix bias, and rescue the planet" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people: The app uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's newest app tells the blind what's around them: This is the latest experiment from the software giant using artificial intelligence tech in an unusual way." CNET 1:26 PM
  • "Microsoft has a new app that tells the visually impaired what's in front of them" CNBC 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out new updates to Paint 3D" Neowin 9:47 PM
  • "Microsoft upgrades Paint 3D's drawing and magic select tools: The tools help knock out backgrounds and draw smoother lines and curves." Engadget 6:14 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview build 16232" Neowin 9:49 PM
  • "HP Shines in Q2 PCs Amidst Soaring Component Costs, Says Gartner" Barron's 3:38 PM
  • "IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson Artificial Intelligence: Move comes a year after layoffs at company's technology services group" Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "IBM's new Services Platform uses AI to help businesses manage their IT operations" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "IBM launches new IT management services platform powered by Watson" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "IBM Watson takes on IT services with new automation platform" TechRepublic 10:49 AM
  • "IBM launches services platform based on Watson" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Lenovo chases datacenter business in Brazil" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Intel Suppliers Boosted by iPhone Uncertainty: Integrated Device Technology and Monolithic Power have catalysts in the Purley ramp in the second half." Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "Intel Impresses Investors With New Server Chips" Fortune 3:45 PM
  • "Intel unveils new Intel Xeon scalable processors" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "Tech firms join forces to fight off patent trolls: Amazon, Google, Oracle, Intel and other major tech firms gang up on patent trolls" V3 8:09 AM
  • "Tech giants rally today in support of net neutrality: Amazon, Reddit, Facebook, Google and Twitter are fighting the FCC's changes" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Do we want the internet of the future to look like the cable TV of today? Relaxing current net neutrality regulations isn't just bad for internet users. It's also bad for American businesses." Recode 7:48 AM
  • "Join the battle for the internet: It's time to rally in defense of the internet again." O'Reilly 8:02 AM
  • "Tech firms protest proposed changes to U.S. net neutrality rules" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Tech companies rally for Net Neutrality Day of Action as FCC aims to roll back rules" CBS News 12:46 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Bank of America predicts 3-4 week 'iPhone 8' delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple" AppleInsider 3:52 PM
  • "If People at Apple Are Panicking About the iPhone 8, Should YOU be Freaking Out About the Stock?" TheStreet 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Dividends: Reverend Cook, Please Increase The Dividend By 25%" Seeking Alpha 7:20 AM
  • "5 Reasons to Buy Apple Inc. Stock Before the iPhone Launch" InvestorPlace 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends at record, stock market gains after dovish Yellen: Tech shares rise for fourth consecutive session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Jumps to New Record as a Measured Yellen Inspires Market Rally" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall St higher after Yellen signals gradual rate hikes" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Climb to Record Close: Yellen says rates won't need to rise to levels seen in previous cycles" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian-market gains take a timeout as currencies rise: Dollar gives up recent gains; stocks in Japan, Australia slip" MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "European stocks rise, lifted by oil firms and Burberry: U.S. Fed boss Yellen is in focus later in the day" MarketWatch 7:28 AM

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