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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm accusing Apple of trade secret theft and giving chip secrets to Intel—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; aftermath of Apple/Salesforce deal huge for Apple in enterprise; "'background tag reading' NFC update...could be transformational for everyday iPhone owners"; Loup Ventures' music case study finds Spotify still atop global streaming market, but Apple growth hot; macOS Mojave released, but security flaw discovered—find plenty of tips, tricks, how-tos for the new macOS in our OS X section including how new stacks feature cleans up your desktop, and more; Marzipan in Mojave controversial, and The Next Web ranks features from best to worst; Ars Technica on possible legal issues that could arise with auto-911 Apple Watch calls after a fall; Foxconn reportedly taking more iPhone XR orders to avoid delays; Mashable reviews new Apple Watch; Mark Gurman reviews XS Max, while CNET compares cameras between X and XS.

  • "Trump Says Apple CEO Has Promised to Build Three Manufacturing Plants in U.S.: Apple declined to comment on president's remarks, which didn't include where or when plants would be built" [Paid Membership Required] 3:33 PM
  • "Trump: Apple's Tim Cook is promising a major stateside manufacturing push"  MarketWatch 3:24 PM
  • "Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university in patent dispute" Reuters 9:19 PM
  • "LG Display to take on Samsung as it lifts OLED investment" ["Apple Inc, one of LG Display's key clients, is widely tipped to adopt OLED displays for the iPhone 8 expected in the second half of 2017."] Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "LG and Apple plan to derail Samsung OLED expansion plans"  PC Retail 7:56 AM
  • "Apple to Double Services Revenue by 2020, Credit Suisse Says"  TheStreet 7:38 AM
  • "UBS sees pent-up 'pig in python' iPhone 8 sales scenario" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant are just the beginning: Voice is the future"  ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Has Apple lost its mojo and what does that mean for advertisers?"  The Drum 7:55 AM
  • "Flash & The Future of Interactive Content" ["Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats."]  Adobe 11:53 AM
  • "Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Adobe Flash's Days Are Officially Numbered" MacStories 11:54 AM
  • "7 years after Steve Jobs waged war on Flash, it's officially dying" Business Insider 12:46 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Adobe accidentally leaks Nimbus Mac & Windows apps, offering 'Lightroom in the cloud'" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Newly Discovered Mac Malware Secretly Tracking Users" LAPTOP Magazine 7:36 AM
  • "Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam photos, screenshots, key-logging" 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Malware Discovered That Can Control a Mac's Webcam and Keyboard, But It's Old and Possibly Abandoned" MacRumors 9:48 AM
  • "Google Backup and Sync review: Works best for those already tied into Google's ecosystem" Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "How to better control the size of video exports on your Mac" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How to reinstall App Store apps on Macs and iOS devices: Mac and iOS users needing to install previously purchased Apple App Store programs just need to know where to look. Here's how to reload such apps on new and reformatted Macs, iPhones, and iPads." TechRepublic 7:38 AM
  • "How to share a document in iCloud Drive in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra" iMore 12:09 PM
  • "Find 1Password's Hidden Log of Past Generated Passwords" The Mac Observer 3:09 PM
  • "Merging Cells in Numbers" MacMost 9:40 AM
  • "Apple, Adobe & Flash: Diary of the Worst Deal Ever" Apple Must 1:56 PM
  • "Rest in hell, Adobe Flash" BGR 11:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Chrome for macOS adds Touch Bar support in version 60, rolling out now" 9to5Mac 3:35 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple reveals new app metrics on stage with TUNE, commits new transparency and measurement to marketers"  Tune 8:59 PM
  • "‎iPhone 7, 7 Plus Captures Greater Share of Quarterly Sales" [2-page PDF] CIRP 7:12 AM
  • "CIRP: 1/5 U.S. iPhone Buyers Abandoned Android" Apple Must 7:11 AM
  • "CIRP: Android to iPhone switching is on the rise" Apple 3.0 9:31 AM
  • "Most parents believe phones and iPads help the development of young children: Three-quarters of parents believe gadgets are helping problem-solving and motor skills." International Business Times 7:52 AM
  • "Apple did not make Arcade Fire enforce a 'Hip & Trendy' dress code at a concert to be livestreamed on Apple Music" Business Insider 5:24 PM
  • "Foxconn Could Be Building Factory In Wisconsin" RTTNews 7:54 AM
  • "Will Apple map your home with iRobot's Roomba?"  Computerworld 9:18 AM
  • "iRobot's CEO defends Roomba home mapping as privacy concerns arise" TechCrunch 3:35 PM
  • "Robot vacuum company mulls selling maps of homes" BBC 9:31 AM
  • "Roomba maker wants to flog maps of users' homes with Apple, Amazon and Google" The Inquirer 7:54 AM
  • "Quanta to see rising incomes from notebooks, servers and wearables in 2H17, says paper" DigiTimes 9:31 AM
  • "Quanta revenue projections support expectations of a Q3 launch for Apple Watch Series 3" 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "Supplier Quanta projects strong revenue ahead of Apple Watch Series 3 launch in September" iDownload Blog 9:41 AM
  • "The Rock's Apple Ad Gives Great Siri Tips (and Questionable Security Advice)" Fortune 7:38 AM
  • "Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert" AppleInsider 2:01 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "US Energy Department lab bolsters quantum computing resources" ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Facebook may start selling speakers" Axios 1:58 PM
  • "Facebook's secretive hardware lab is working on a smart speaker" Cult of Mac 11:56 AM
  • "Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month" Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "Google Assistant is already available on over 100 million devices" 9to5Google 8:31 AM
  • "Google launches SOS Alerts in Search and Maps to help out in a crisis" BetaNews 7:29 AM
  • "Q&A Why are you implanting microchips into your employees' hands?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Exclusive: Flipboard is crushing it on mobile" Axios 7:24 AM
  • "Facebook is ready to make money on messaging" Axios 7:24 AM
  • "Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff" The Register 7:05 AM
  • " asks for bailout amid dispute over who runs the site and collects ad dollars: Google and Facebook both have fact-check site on their fake-news-fighting teams" The Register 7:05 AM
  • "Connected, Episode 152: British Man in a Van with a MacBook" MacStories 4:52 PM
  • "Selling Your Roomba Data, WebCrypto Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-25" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "Macstock -Event Sponsor Other World Computing Shows Off Some Hardware" MacVoices 12:20 PM
  • "The fate of Apple's Touch ID | Tech Talk Ep 1" Computerworld 7:52 AM
  • "Touch ID problems in Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to limit launch shipments, won't affect China sales" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "New report claims to reveal why the iPhone 8 is delayed, and it's good news" BGR 1:19 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple may be entering trial production of all 2017 iPhone models, iPhone 8 'not delayed'" 9to5Mac 7:26 PM
  • "Apple is bringing a feature to the iPhone that will stop it connecting to poor quality WiFi connections" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "This may be the most useful feature of the iOS 11 update: It'll give you a stronger internet connection" TechRadar UK 7:55 AM
  • "LG Display Plans $13 Billion OLED Investment Over Next Three Years" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "LG Investing in These Super Bright Screens That Could Support Apple" TheStreet 7:51 AM
  • "Got MacBook Pro battery issues? Apple may give you a new laptop" TechRadar UK 7:52 AM
  • "Shortages force Apple to swap old MacBook Pros for new models" Cult of Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Releases Third iOS 11 Public Beta" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Apple releases third iOS 11 public beta for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Third tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Wins 34 Patents Today covering a Head Tracking UI, Indoor Location Services and a Reminder System for Drivers" Patently Apple 7:32 AM
  • "Apple is granted a patent for a 'motion tracking user interface" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM

  • "Acer Predator XB252Q High Speed 240Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review" HotHardware 11:20 AM
  • "Do Roku and Apple TV really speak film geek? We put voice search to the test for answers" Mashable 7:46 AM
  • "Bose Soundlink Revolve+ review: An all-around excellent indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker/Audiophiles might blanch at the presence of a single full-range transducer, but we have no complaints about its performance." TechHive 7:46 AM
  • "VTech VM981 Safe & Sound Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor review: Not quite ready for the nursery" TechHive 7:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 review: Major refinements shine, especially on iPad" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11" AppleInsider 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Rolls Out iOS 11 Beta 4: Revamped Icons, Updated Notification Center, And Everything New" Tech Times 7:52 AM
  • "iOS 11 beta 4 changes in action" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
  • "What's new in iOS 11 beta 4? Hands-on with 20+ features and changes [Video] 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "How To Disable WiFi Data For Specific Apps In iOS 10" Redmond Pie 3:35 PM
  • "How to View Webpages in Reader Mode in Safari on the iPhone" MacTrast 7:33 AM
  • "Check Now to See Which of Your Apps Won't Work on iOS 11" MakeUseOf 7:53 AM
  • "Trump Says Tim Cook Has Promised to Build Three Manufacturing Plants in U.S." Daring Fireball 7:42 PM
  • "New iPhone 8 Has Already Beaten The Competition" Forbes 6:33 PM
  • "Trump Claims 3 Apple Manufacturing Plants Will Come to U.S." The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Music says it's for country music loving patriots too/Commentary: A new Apple Music ad crosses over to the country side of life and features singer Brantley Gilbert." CNET 4:52 PM
  • "Two Surveys On How The iPhone 7 Is Doing" Forbes 2:13 PM
  • "Comment: This new HP AIO has the kind of design cues I'd like to see in the next Apple monitor" 9to5Mac 11:01 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Controversy and the Nothing Burger" The Tech Night Owl 8:23 AM
  • "MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple's two $1,299 laptops" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 images all-but confirm final design ahead of release date" Express UK 7:53 AM
  • "8 isn't great: iPhone 8 doom and gloom" Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple said to be developing its own OLED technology in order to reduce reliance on Samsung" The Loop 7:36 AM
  • "Will the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Harm Humans? Depends" The Mac Observer 6:42 PM
  • "Hands-on with Motorola's $299 360-degree camera Moto Mod" The Verge 1:08 PM
  • "Social Media's Dark Side: How Connectivity Uprooted Our Self-Worth" Big Think 7:51 AM
  • "The Value of Limits" ["Accepting and publicly acknowledging that certain technologies can't do some things isn't a form of weakness—it's a form of strength. In fact, it creates a more realistic scenario for them to succeed."] Tech.pinions 7:36 AM
  • "Comic: The Universal Currency" iMore 12:46 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "D-Link's new Cover Wi-Fi system has a range of to 6,000 sq. ft." Canadian Reviewer 7:39 PM
  • "USB 3.0 Promoter Group Announces USB 3.2 Update: Specification defines doubling bandwidth to extend existing USB Type-C™ cable performance" Business Wire 1:09 PM
  • "The Travel Angel App for Google & Apple Devices is Now Available on iTunes and Google Play" PRNewswire 1:09 PM
  • "Yale launches 'Assure Lock SL' Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt w/ optional HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee & Alexa support" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "PHOOZY World's First Thermal Capsules to Summer-Proof Smartphones" MacPrices 12:27 PM
  • "Aquarius Computer Introduces XPod, Visual Shuffle for Music" Aquarius Computer 12:08 PM
  • "'Moggles' Is a New Foldable Mobile VR Headset That Promises to Be Truly Portable" Touch Arcade 11:01 AM
  • "OWC/Newertech Back To School Techie Products 2017: OWC Back To School Savings" Thomas PR 10:53 AM
  • "'Coco Crab' Is an Upcoming Crustacean-Powered Spin on 'Pang'" Touch Arcade 9:32 AM
  • "NOWO Delivers Live TV and Movies Securely using PRESTOplay and DRMtoday" PRNewswire 9:28 AM
  • "Seven Cities, One Phone: OtterBox Sends an iPhone Around the World" PRNewswire 9:28 AM
  • "Kanex's GoPlay Sidekick Brings Console-Style Gaming to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV" PRNewswire 9:27 AM
  • "Poll: Which approach should Apple take to the status bar in the iPhone 8?" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden" NFC World 7:53 AM
  • "BBC evaluating iOS ARkit for mobile apps" Alex4D 7:37 AM
  • "Firefox 8.0 for iOS adds Night Mode, QR Code Reader and improved user experience" BetaNews 7:29 AM
  • "Bounce's Brown Sugar streaming service arrives on Apple TV" Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Apple TV universal search gets support for Discovery Communications channels, Sundance, Filmstruck, more" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "This case is a printer that turns your iPhone into a Polaroid camera" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud" Architosh 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers" Wired 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor" ExtremeTech 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon" TechNewsWorld 12:46 PM
  • "World's first quantum computer: Microsoft teams up with University of Sydney, promises 'major achievements' before year end" International Business Times 8:20 AM
  • "Sweden leaked citizens' data to IBM in outsourcing deal" IT PRO 8:18 AM
  • "IBM launches IoT security testing service" CIO Dive 8:18 AM
  • "IBM patent uses printed circuit boards to protect cryptographic codes" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Exertis announce distribution agreement with Intel" mobile news 8:31 AM
  • "Exertis signs distribution deal with Intel" PC Retail 8:32 AM
  • "Intel and AMD Just Delivered Two Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Data Center" DABCC 8:30 AM
  • "AMD posts a small Q2 loss despite its most competitive chips in a decade" VentureBeat 4:52 PM
  • "AMD shares rocket higher on rosy outlook, upbeat sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:52 PM
  • "AMD earnings give investors what they wanted, now it must deliver" MarketWatch 7:55 PM
  • "AMD earnings: How did we get here?" MarketWatch 1:58 PM
  • "Meg Whitman is being considered for the Uber CEO job — but she's unlikely to take it" Recode 6:43 PM
  • "HP revamps Pavilion All-in-One PC with gorgeous micro-edge display: The new line has a sleek 'architecturally inspired' redesign" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "HP's new Pavilion 27 AIO packs Intel Optane memory, 4K display: Firm sets sights on Microsoft with 24in and 27in PCs" The Inquirer 11:30 AM
  • "HP unveils Pavilion 27 all-in-one with 4k display and Intel Optane SSD cache: Ultra-high-end all-in-one PCs from HP feature either 24-inch or 27-inch displays" V3 10:33 AM
  • "HP's Pavilion 27 is one of the first PCs with Intel Optane Memory: Optane Memory will make this PC's SATA drive seem much faster." PCWorld 8:31 AM
  • "HP hopes its new all-in-one PCs are style icons: The latest Pavilion All-in-Ones are posher and more powerful." Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "HP cuts price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship and Desk Dock by 18% in UK, now £549" Neowin 8:36 AM
  • "HP's Bold Acquisition Could Be A Positive For Stockholders" Seeking Alpha 12:19 PM
  • "Seagate Q4 a big miss, CEO Luczo to become executive chairman" ZDNet 10:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sacconaghi raises Apple price target ahead of Q3 earnings" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:37 PM
  • "Apple is at risk of falling out of the top 5 smartphone vendors in China" CNBC 12:46 PM
  • "Why Apple's Supply Chain Trouble May Not Matter" 24/7 Wall St. 11:53 AM
  • "Here's why Amazon, Facebook and the gang are not going to take down this market" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq finish at records as investors cheer earnings: Caterpillar, McDonald's among Dow's biggest gainers of the day" MarketWatch 4:46 PM
  • "Earnings Wave Pushes S&P 500 and Nasdaq to Fresh Records" TheStreet 4:46 PM
  • "McDonald's, Caterpillar lift Dow, S&P climbs to record high" FOXBusiness 4:46 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb, Driven by Strong Earnings Reports: U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday, bolstered by a flurry of upbeat earnings results." [Paid Membership Required] 4:46 PM
  • "Aussie stocks lead a rebound for Asian markets as dollar steadies" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "European stocks march higher as German businesses take 'euphoric' tone" MarketWatch 8:07 AM

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