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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's Cook is tech's 'most imaginative' CEO says IBM Watson: New data derived from IBM Watson's Personality Insights cites the Apple CEO's speeches, interviews and books as evidence of his great imagination."  CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Apple creates new managing director role for China: The move is part of Apple's efforts to bolster its footprint in China, the world's biggest phone market."  CNET 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Names New China Head as Its Sales Fall" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "China is still Apple's biggest potential growth market, so it's naming its first managing director there" Recode 8:36 AM
  • "Apple has appointed a senior executive to manage its business in China" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple names new managing director for greater China" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Apple flies in top executives to lobby Turnbull government on encryption laws" ["Apple has argued in the meetings that as a starting point it does not want the updated laws to block tech companies from using encryption on their devices, nor for companies to have to provide decryption keys to allow access to secure communications."] Sydney Morning Herald 12:58 PM
  • "Apple and its contract manufacturers present united, ever stronger front against Qualcomm" Foss Patents 8:26 AM
  • "Four Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations" ["'Qualcomm has confirmed publicly that this lawsuit against our clients is intended to make a point about Apple and punish our clients for working with Apple,' Theodore J. Boutrous, a lawyer for the four companies, said in a statement. 'The companies are bringing their own claims and defenses against Qualcomm.'"] Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Wall Street Has Begun to Think About Apple In a New Way"  Above Avalon 1:54 PM
  • "Apple joins top suppliers in Qualcomm countersuit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patents"  Foss Patents 9:18 AM
  • "Estimating Apple's Second Calendar Quarter" asymco 8:26 AM
  • "Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service"  AppleInsider 5:56 PM
  • "Back in Action: Jeffrey Katzenberg aims to revolutionize the entertainment business with his ambitious new venture" Variety 5:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.6 With Security and Stability Improvements" MacRumors 12:19 PM
  • "macOS 10.12.6 update rolling out on the Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases Security Updates for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Releases iTunes 12.6.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:41 PM
  • "About the security content of macOS Sierra 10.12.6, Security Update 2017-003 El Capitan, and Security Update 2017-003 Yosemite" Apple Support 7:09 PM
  • "About the security content of Safari 10.1.2" Apple Support 7:09 PM
  • "Lifecraft review: Retooled Mac journal app embraces cloud sync, iOS support" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "iMazing Mini Simplifies iOS Device Backups" MacStories 12:21 PM
  • "Add Spotify controls to your Mac's Menu Bar with SpotMenu" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "The Best Linux Distributions For Mac Users" AddictiveTips 9:37 AM
  • "How to delete old email attachments on Mac to regain storage space" iDownload Blog 12:59 PM
  • "Use Smart Albums in Apple's Photos" Kirkville 9:44 AM
  • "How to Make Custom Keyboard Shortcuts for Any macOS Menu Items, and to Launch Your Favorite Apps" Intego 12:21 PM
  • "Multiply and Divide With the Asterisk and Slash Keys" MacMost 7:43 AM
  • "How to delete a disk set using Disk Utility in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Releases Logic 10.3.2 with New Drummers, Multiple New Editing Features" The Mac Observer 2:00 PM
  • "iMazing Mini Allows Users to Wirelessly Backup Their iOS Devices to Their Mac" MacTrast 8:36 AM
  • "Panic's truck drops off Transmit 5" Six Colors 8:27 AM
  • "ChapterWork for macOS simplifies work on chapter tracks, markers in digital movies" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.1.7 brings usability and automation enhancements" DEVONtechnologies 7:43 AM
  • "PubCoder announces PubCoder 3, a major release of the software, in beta version, available for Mac users only. PubCoder is a desktop application that allows users to design and distribute interactive content for mobile in any digital format, such as iOS and Android Apps, EPUB and KF8 ebooks and HTML5 interactive widgets." PubCoder 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Google and Microsoft are hoarding $464 billion in cash"  CNNMoney 9:16 AM
  • "Apple's ARKit Will Be Huge And This Data Proves It"  Apple Must 11:15 AM
  • "Apple Support Staff Confirms Upcoming AR/VR Headset"  iDrop News 4:15 PM
  • "J.P. Morgan: OLED iPhone 8 will arrive on time in Sept. in small quantity, ASP of $1100" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak: iPhones are priced very high because they are worth it" SiliconBeat 3:14 PM
  • "Two-thirds of iPhones sold in past 10 years still in use, says Newzoo"  DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Resumes Selling Nokia's Digital Health Products Following Settled Legal Dispute" MacRumors 8:08 AM
  • "DreamWorks founder pitching new short-form TV network to Apple, other tech companies" 9to5Mac 4:08 PM
  • "Samsung has no interest in taking on HomePod" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "In 1 Short Sentence, Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Brilliant Advice for Career Success: The tech titan says all you need for success is to concentrate on making these three things happen." Inc. 10:07 AM
  • "Steven Soderbergh shoots a feature film on his iPhone." Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera" Associated Press 10:55 AM
  • "Thieves Slice Into Cupertino Verizon Store, Steal $138,000 in Electronics" ["The men scooped up 189 items ranging from iPhones and iPads to Samsung Galaxy phones, according to the sheriff's office."] NBC Bay Area 12:17 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Fourth-gen iPod gets a new Click Wheel" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Qualcomm shares slip as legal battle with Apple continues to plague earnings" 9to5Mac 7:08 PM
  • "White House gives thumbs up to overturning net neutrality rules: Congress should replace the FCC's Title II rules, Trump spokesperson says." Ars Technica 9:17 AM
  • "Segway hoverboard could be wirelessly hacked say researchers" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "School for scoundrels: Now cybercrooks are learning from online courses, too" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Instagram tops cyber-bullying study" BBC 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Do you text in the bathroom? Your smartphone might carry more germs than your toilet" MCT 7:59 AM
  • "Why am I getting so many robocalls? CNET breaks down the ins and outs of spam calls and what the Federal Communications Commission is doing to help rid the world of them." CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby voice app finally hits Galaxy S8 devices: The long-awaited feature, which will be delivered through a software update, lets you speak to the smart sidekick to control your phone." CNET 7:52 AM
  • "Amazon Pay Places, Atari Flashback, and Apple's New Emojis -ACM 420" The Mac Observer 6:08 PM
  • "#198: Fire Bad, Trees Good/3D Touch and Force Touch, Google Glass in factories, iMessage apps and stickers, and how social media has changed our news consumption." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:15 PM
  • "Transmit 5, Apps We Miss, When to Buy an iPad -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-19" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 14 – Pick 2: Ulysses and FullContact" MacStories 10:36 AM
  • "Sketchy report claims new iPhone SE coming in August, iPhone 8 event in October" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Conflicting iPhone SE rumors about impending refresh, doom of line both probably wrong" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Is Apple Prepping an October iPhone 8 Event, New iPhone SE?" AppAdvice 8:26 AM
  • "Questionable Rumor Says Apple May Introduce New iPhone SE at Event in Late August" MacRumors 10:10 AM
  • "This might be Apple's ingenious trick to prevent iPhone 8 delays" BGR 8:35 AM
  • "The next iPhone will cost more than previously expected, likely to be initially rare" Neowin 9:31 PM
  • "Digitimes Research: Dual-lens smartphone penetration may rise to 50% in 2019" DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Siri will become a music expert in a huge update coming this fall — here's what it can do" Business Insider 11:03 AM
  • "Everything new with Siri in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Apple Tackles Distracted Driving With iOS 11 – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 10:53 AM
  • "New In iOS 11: Passcode Protect 'Return Missed Calls' From Lock Screen" Redmond Pie 9:16 AM
  • "Apple launches iOS 10.3.3 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" iDownload Blog 12:19 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3, a Maintenance and Security Release" The Mac Observer 12:19 PM
  • "watchOS 3.2.3 update for Apple Watch is now available" 9to5Mac 12:19 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2.2 update for Apple TV is out now" 9to5Mac 12:19 PM
  • "Apple granted patent for what could be a Siri dock" CNET 4:08 PM
  • "About the security content of watchOS 3.2.3" Apple Support 7:09 PM
  • "About the security content of tvOS 10.2.2" Apple Support 7:09 PM
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.3.3" Apple Support 7:09 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "Review: Fugoo Go Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 3:14 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: Apple's new Files app for iOS 11" AppleInsider 9:04 PM
  • "How to Download and Install iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" iPhone Hacks 8:23 PM
  • "How to instantly share files with AirDrop in iOS 11" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "How to Record iPhone or iPad's Screen without a Mac in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 10:16 AM
  • "How to Secure Your Kid's iPhone: Apple's built-in parental controls aren't as robust as some third-party apps, but there are plenty of tools to help you safeguard and snoop on young iOS fans." PC Magazine 8:41 AM
  • "How to use AirPlay audio controls in iOS 11"s Control Center" iMore 8:37 AM
  • "How to find out your Apple Pencil firmware version" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "How to replace the missing optical-digital audio output on newer Macs" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "What Apple users need to know about Bluetooth Mesh" Computerworld 10:06 AM
  • "Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS"  Daring Fireball 5:55 PM
  • "Prediction: Apple Predictions Will Be Wrong Again" BloombergGadfly 12:57 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s iPhone 8 Won't Start at $900: This Fool thinks that such a price is just too low for Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone." The Motley Fool 1:38 PM
  • "This Could Be the iPhone 8 — Powered On and All" Tom's Guide 12:37 PM
  • "10 companies that Apple doesn't have enough cash to buy" The Motley Fool 12:34 PM
  • "Comment: Clips seems to have missed the mark for now, but probably not for long" 9to5Mac 9:45 AM
  • "The Haters Say: Don't Buy the iPhone Because It'll Be Late and Overpriced!" The Tech Night Owl 9:12 AM
  • "Poor And Sad: Apple's Problem With Scale" Mac360 9:12 AM
  • "Will the iPhone 8 cost as much as a MacBook Pro?" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Goodbye, Small iPhones" TeraTalks 8:28 AM
  • "On Apple, Scary Malware, And The F.B.I." NoodleMac 8:06 AM
  • "Fools Won't Buy Apple's New iPad Pro" Mac360 7:55 AM
  • "Latest iPhone 8 Leak Exposes Apple's Biggest Problem" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "Why Would Amazon Want to Develop (Yet Another) Messaging Service?" The Mac Observer 7:08 PM
  • "An Open Letter on Social Media and eMail Etiquette" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM
  • "Autonomous cars and the case against net neutrality" Business Insider 12:16 PM
  • "Shopping for New Software: Q. Why are some programs not available in the software app stores, even if I know they exist? If I find them anyway, are they safe to install?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Bixby feels more like a return of the old Samsung than a path to the future" The Verge 10:54 AM
  • "Paul's Tech Makeover: Preparing to Cut the Cord (Premium)" Thurrott 9:45 AM
  • "Amazon's push into social may set it on a collision course with Facebook" VentureBeat 9:37 AM
  • "Net Neutrality: Looking Past the Sensationalized Hype" Inside Sources 8:36 AM
  • "How drones will change our retail experience, our cities and our skies" ReadWrite 8:36 AM
  • "How will Our Screen Addiction Change?" Tech.pinions 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Steve Jobs opera set to premier this week after two years of preparation" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps" Mashable 1:16 PM
  • "World's first molecular air purifier now available, includes iOS app" 9to5Mac 11:17 AM
  • "Single Sign-on for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV now works with 10 more TV providers" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Apple allows publicity, transparency for in-house researchers with new Machine Learning Journal" AppleInsider 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Launches Machine Learning Journal To Boost AI Research" Apple Must 9:13 AM
  • "Apple launches new Machine Learning website" MacDailyNews 9:13 AM
  • "'Neo Angle', the Neon and Synth Puzzle Game, Releases August 3rd" Touch Arcade 8:37 AM
  • "LastPass Families makes it easier to share passwords" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Google makes iOS search app more personal with a feed based on your interests" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS now available on App Store" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM continues to promise a rosy future while reporting a stagnant present" MarketWatch 8:05 AM
  • "IBM Earnings: Another Reason to Fire CEO Ginni Rometty and Blame the Board" 24/7 Wall St. 7:43 AM
  • "Memo To IBM's Board: Think About Replacing Virginia Rometty" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "IBM defends Watson, cognitive computing, AI efforts amid analyst questions" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "IBM's Weaknesses Offset Strong Q2 Earnings" TheStreet 8:05 AM
  • "Watson AI panned, 5¼ years of sales decline ... Does IBM now stand for Inferior Biz Model?" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "IBM earnings quality 'not very impressive'" CNBC Videos 8:04 AM
  • "There's Nothing IBM's Watson Can Do to Keep Stock From Plunging 18%, Analyst Says" TheStreet 8:05 AM
  • "Will IBM's Sales Ever Increase Again? Here's What Wall Street's Saying" TheStreet 9:45 AM
  • "Cramer: IBM is just another company that has been 'Amazoned'" CNBC 9:46 AM
  • "IBM expands its cloud footprint with new data centers in London, Sydney and San Jose" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "IBM opens four new data centers" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "IBM signs up for EU Cloud COC, opens 4 new data centres" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "IBM's Blockchain Securities Collaboration With LSE Heralds New Trading Opportunities" Forbes 11:16 AM
  • "Notable earnings after Thursday's close" Seeking Alpha 5:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Corporation: Is CEO Satya Nadella Overpaid?" InvestorPlace 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat" The Verge 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft is using the sudden, huge popularity of an unfinished game to get an edge on Sony" CNBC 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Will Have Tremendous Momentum in This Giant Business and Nobody Is Talking About It" TheStreet 12:18 PM
  • "Two years after media tour, Microsoft shutters Oregon high-tech factory" Axios 12:21 PM
  • "A Windows 10 smart thermostat is coming from Johnson Controls" ZDNet 7:38 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms it's cutting Windows 10 updates for Atom PCs" The Verge 8:39 PM
  • "Microsoft agrees to extend support deadline for Clover Trail PCs" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches Program to Shore Up Electric Power Grid Security" eWeek 5:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Delivers First SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate" eWeek 7:16 PM
  • "Michael Dell: Data Is AI Fuel, Cloud Is More Expensive" PC Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "Michael Dell takes long view with 'Dell 2.0'" AFP 12:25 PM
  • "Nvidia Faces Much Tougher Competition in Artificial Intelligence, but Will Still Be OK" TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "AMD Drops Hint That Top RX Vega Will Perform Similarly To GTX 1080" Techgage 12:28 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Spotted Taking On GeForce GTX 1080 In Budapest" HotHardware 12:29 PM
  • "Intel i9-7920X Is Slower Than The AMD Threadripper 1920X By 600 MHz" SegmentNext 12:30 PM
  • "The Intel Core i9 7900X beats the higher end, more expensive 7920X in clock speeds" Neowin 12:30 PM
  • "Oracle's Cloud Revenue Could Double: In two years, the company could see a $12 billion run-rate. Oracle has a large opportunity in cloud ERP." Barron's 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle revamps Cloud at Customer: Oracle has updated the hardware used in its Cloud at Customer program, and extended the range of services available." iTWire 12:32 PM
  • "Oracle now lets customers run cloud SaaS apps in their own data centers" VentureBeat 4:07 PM
  • "Oracle expands Cloud at Customer portfolio to cover PaaS, SaaS, big data" ZDNet 9:45 AM
  • "Oracle Expands Cloud at Customer with PaaS, SaaS Services" eWeek 7:17 PM
  • "Oracle Brings On-Premises Software-As-A-Service To Cloud At Customer" Click Lancashire 12:31 PM
  • "Oracle to hire 1,000 new EMEA staff this year" CRN UK 12:32 PM
  • "Oracle patches 308 bugs, including high-risk arbitrary download flaw in E-Business Suite" SC Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "Solaris, Java, have vulns that let users run riot" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Cisco confirms shut-down of licensed small cell unit" FierceWireless 12:28 PM
  • "Quantum Computing Is Coming for Your Data" Wired 7:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Inc. Stock Won't Take Off When the iPhone 8 Hits" InvestorPlace 8:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm's profit slumps amid Apple battle" Reuters 4:09 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq carve out fresh records; Morgan Stanley leads banks higher: IBM falls after results, weighing on the Dow" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq Sprint to New Records as Broadcast and Tech Stocks Climb" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks hit record highs as tech rallies" FOXBusiness 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Boosted by Rising Oil, Strong Earnings: Health-care, technology firms are among the top performers" [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Asian stocks lack direction ahead of central bank comments: Bank stocks lead gains in Australia; Nikkei flat" MarketWatch 8:38 AM
  • "European stocks advance, helped by upbeat earnings: Akzo Nobel CEO resigns" MarketWatch 8:37 AM

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