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Wednesday Highlights: New York Times explains Apple's ability to survive and thrive "in a season of tech scandals"; Slate's feature investigates Apple News' ability to give exposure to publishers, but inability (thus far) to deliver the money; Tim Bajarin peers into Apple's future innovation; Ken Segall's article is must-read as he takes Apple to task over "needlessly complicated" iPhone naming scheme; Apple quickly fixes Safari search results after finding suggested results pointed to debunked conspiracy theories; Google backtracks on Chrome's auto sign-in after outcry; here's a list of known bugs in Mojave; Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, talks Apple on CNBC; Nate Lanxon's Apple Watch awoke him at 3AM with a serious heart alert; iPhone screen time controls already being bypassed by kids as young as 7; CNNMoney, Ars Technica review Apple Watch Series 4; Macworld benchmarks iPhone XS and XS Max.

  • "How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple's New Headquarters: With Apple Park, the company's chief designer has once again brought Steve Jobs's exacting design vision to life" [Paid Membership Required] 7:31 AM
  • "Apple's earbuds were inspired by the dark side, says chief designer Jony Ive: And J.J. Abrams was inspired by Apple" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 PM
  • "Foxconn officially announces new $10B LCD factory in Wisconsin, expected to create 3k jobs" 9to5Mac 8:15 PM
  • "Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple" AppleInsider 8:16 PM
  • "Trump says Apple CEO promised 3 new manufacturing plants in the US" FOXBusiness Videos 7:15 AM
  • "Apple refuses to confirm Trump's wild claims" BGR 7:34 AM
  • "White House to announce Apple-supplier Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin on Wednesday: Source"  CNBC 9:49 AM
  • "Will Apple Set Up Manufacturing Plants in the U.S.?" Zacks 9:25 AM
  • "LG Display keeps mum on Apple's OLED investment: LG Display on July 25 announced a whopping 9.6 trillion won (US$8.50 billion) fresh investment into OLED production. But the display maker remained mum over investors' foremost concern: a possible funding by Apple."  The Investor 7:47 AM
  • "The Economic Laws driving Apple's new OLED iPhone" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:25 AM
  • "Why Apple's Supply Chain Trouble May Not Matter" 24/7 Wall St. 7:00 AM
  • "Report: Apple's China woes continue as iPhone sales fell last quarter" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 36 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 3:11 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 36 with 27 Bug Fixes and Improvements" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "When you can't type a certain character on your Mac, here's how to troubleshoot it" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Batch Processing in Apple Photos" Kirkville 9:25 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Subtitles with Subvert" 7:28 AM
  • "Podcasting 101: What you need to get started on Mac" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "How to Find What System Software Version is in a MacOS Installer" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "macOS: Use Terminal to Send Help Viewer to the Back" The Mac Observer 8:22 AM
  • "How to start up in single-user mode or verbose mode in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "Re-Download Purchased Music in iTunes" MacMost 9:45 AM
  • "What We Know About Adobe's Leaked 'Nimbus' Cloud Editor" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "Apple security discussion continues on the Broadpwn WiFi security hole and Apple's questionable and confusing response to it (patching only iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12, but no earlier versions, yet issuing a Boot Camp patch)." MacInTouch 6:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apogee adds direct monitoring support for its Ensemble Thunderbolt and Element hardware to Apple Logic Pro X" AppleInsider 5:25 PM
  • "Chrome 60 brings official Touch Bar support to MacBook Pro users" Digital Trends 7:07 AM
  • "What's in the latest Chrome update? Google's Chrome browser debuts MacBook Pro Touch Bar support and delivers patches for 40 security flaws." Computerworld US 8:29 PM
  • "Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Offers Military Grade Data Deletion" prMac 7:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV falls behind competition as Internet-connected TV continues to grow" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple must pay $506M for infringing university's patent: University of Wisconsin may collect $4.35 apiece for millions of iPads and iPhones." Ars Technica 3:12 PM
  • "Apple faces $506m patent dispute payout" BBC 9:06 AM
  • "Court Orders Apple to Pay $506M in A-Series Chip Patent Dispute" MacTrast 7:28 AM
  • "Apple must cough up $506 million for infringing university patent" Cult of Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Ordered to Pay $506M in University of Wisconsin-Madison Patent Infringement Case" The Mac Observer 10:11 AM
  • "Judge Orders Apple To Pay $506 Million For A-Series Processor Patent Infringement" HotHardware 5:29 PM
  • "Cochlear unveils hearing implants that work directly with Apple's iPhone"  Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study" AppleInsider 9:06 AM
  • "Apple's Customers Stay Happy as its Business Expands" Apple Must 9:53 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out against Trump's 'discrimination' of transgender military service members" Business Insider 3:14 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Tweets Against Trump's Military Transgender Ban" TheStreet 3:14 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers" AppleInsider 3:28 PM
  • "Apple iOS App Store continues dominance over Google Play in earnings battle, gap widening" AppleInsider 3:13 PM
  • "Sorry, space cats, this interactive A-Ha video is the best use of ARKit we've seen"  The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "Apple supplier: We're not ready to announce U.S. factory just yet" CNNMoney 7:21 AM
  • "Roomba Vacuum – iRobot's hidden data source." DailyTech 7:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CNBC: Secret team at Amazon is working on health care projects/The '1492' squad is reportedly looking at hardware and software." CNBC 7:15 PM
  • "Google tests auto-play videos in search results" ["'Auto-play videos are deeply annoying to a vast swathe of users, so if Google decides to go down this route it will no doubt enrage a very vocal part of the internet community,' commented Ben Wood from the CCS Insight tech consultancy. 'However, there is always a commercial angle to any of these decisions and there are clearly some significant benefits to being able to auto-serve content even if people don't necessarily want it.'"] BBC 3:20 PM
  • "FCC Sued Over Failure to Comply With Transparency Law Amid Net Neutrality Debate" Gizmodo 12:45 PM
  • "TSA Implementing New Screening Procedures for All Electronics 'Larger Than a Cell Phone'" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "Republicans Toy with a Misguided Tax on the First Amendment: Unsure how to pay for meaningful, lasting reform, GOP policymakers weigh levy on advertising" Polizette 7:44 AM
  • "Niantic blames carriers for Chicago GO Fest failure; says other festivals will go ahead" 9to5Google 7:35 AM
  • "O2 admits to throttling network bandwidth for EU data roamers" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "Peering into the Real Future of AI, AR, VR, and Self-Driving Cars -ACM 421" The Mac Observer 5:49 PM
  • "In Conversation: Trent Reznor/The Nine Inch Nails' icon on his new music, the future of streaming, and his tortured past." Vulture 3:24 PM
  • "Flash Finally Dies, Apple's Hearing Aid MFi Program -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-26" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "Macstock -Elle Newman On Her First Macstock Experience" MacVoices 10:12 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 15 – iOS 11"s Files App" MacStories 9:25 AM
  • "How the iPhone 8 can live up to all the crazy hype" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Macworld Podcast: The Rock and Siri, the iOS 10.3.3 update explained, iPhone 8 pricing rumors" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' Might Not Ship Until Late 2017, Side Button Touch ID Unlikely" MacRumors 3:15 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 not shipping until late 2017, no white color option" 9to5Mac 4:09 PM
  • "Apple 'iPhone 8' to reportedly launch in October or November sans white bezel option" AppleInsider 5:36 PM
  • "Apple No Longer Replacing Some MacBook Pros Needing Battery Service With Newer Models"  MacRumors 9:05 AM
  • "3D Printed iPhone 8 Models Compared to Alleged Cases and Screen Protector [Video] iClarified 3:22 PM
  • "Apple watchOS 4 Dev Beta 4 Now Live, Has One Brilliant Improvement" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "iOS 11 Public Beta 3 Is Available, Testers Should Download It Immediately" Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "LG Display announces KRW7.8 trillion OLED fab plans" DigiTimes 7:14 AM
  • "Apple invention would help parents keep track of their children" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM

  • "This spacesuit case keeps your iPhone cool in the baking sun: Phoozy's Chromium-infused 'capsule' prevents smartphones from both overheating in hot weather and freezing in cold weather: and it floats." CNET 7:07 AM
  • "Nomad Leather Case for the iPhone 7/7 Plus offers high quality at a reasonable price" Apple World Today 7:07 AM
  • "Satechi Aluminum Type C Micro/SD Card Reader review: When size matters and smaller is better" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "HooToo Shuttle 3 Port USB Type C Hub review: Handy hub with SD card slot, USB 3, HDMI, and power input" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Iogear USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer reader: Adapter for your CF, SD, and micro SD card" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Cable Matters USB 3.1 Type-C Dual Slot Card Reader review: Fast data transfers from a SD reader that's easy on the wallet" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II USB-C Reader review: When you want speed, this is the SD card reader to get" Macworld 7:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: Hands-on with iOS 11"s new Document Scanner" AppleInsider 8:49 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
  • "The 50+ best features in iOS 11: With new apps like Files, a desktop-like Dock and countless smaller tweaks and advances, Apple's new mobile OS offers plenty of enhancements." Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Speed test : iOS 11 Beta 1 vs iOS 11 Beta 4? How much progress has Apple made in 3 releases." YouTube: iAppleBytes 12:44 PM
  • "Hands on with iOS 11 CarPlay: lane guidance, speed limit, DND While Driving & more" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "How to share documents from the Files app in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 4:08 PM
  • "finertech: iOS 11 Control Center ProTip: 3D Touch (almost) all..." Tumblr de Chartier 7:56 PM
  • "Packing Google Maps, but Not an Internet Connection: Q. I will use only my Verizon plan iPhone and Google Maps for driving directions in Europe. What plans or workarounds can I use to minimize data use?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Apple Music's Trent Reznor says 'music economics aren't what they should be' in new interview" 9to5Mac 7:23 PM
  • "iPhone 8 delays are looking more likely by the day" BGR 5:50 PM
  • "5 Most Exciting Apple Products Launching in 2017" [Slideshow] iDrop News 12:45 PM
  • "With its competition moving ahead, it's time for the fifth generation Apple TV" Apple World Today 12:34 PM
  • "Where Are iPhone Customers Running To?" Mac 360 10:10 AM
  • "Foxconn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin expected to be announced tonight, Apple connection still unknown" AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "This Is iPhone 2020" [Slideshow] Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "I've underestimated the speed of ARKit adoption"  Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "Opinion: The Apple Car could run traditional automakers off the road"  MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "Comment: Is Trump's claim about Apple building new plants all hype?" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "Why is Trump getting into Apple's business with the WSJ?" Apple 3.0 7:35 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: Why companies love 2-in-1 tablets/Your next corporate computer may well be an iPad Pro, Surface Pro or some other hybrid laptop/tablet combo." Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "The Wednesday File (15) -Trains and Boats and Planes and CarPlay; Plus Apple Store, London: HomeKit and HealthKit" eXtensions 7:06 AM
  • "Retiring Adobe Flash Will Make the Web More Secure—Eventually" eWeek 9:37 PM
  • "Opinion: The Pixel XL 2 will be my next phone if the leaks are accurate" 9to5Google 12:44 PM
  • "Your Web Use Leaves A Carbon Footprint, Here's How You Can Reduce It" Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Killing the Blue Whale Challenge" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Repealing Net Neutrality is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Motorola, not Apple, will make phones exciting again" Mashable 7:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "10 Must Have iPhone Apps for Music Fans" iPhone Hacks 9:22 AM
  • "Starting a Protest with YouMap: The Social Mapping Network for iOS" Apple Gazette 7:35 AM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Printers" PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "USB 3.2 Specification Promises to Double Data Rates Using Existing Cables" MacTrast 7:28 AM
  • "eBay announces computer vision search that helps you find items using photos" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "Google's location-sharing service goes cross platform, unlike Apple's" The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "Google's Trusted Contacts introduces cross-platform Find My Friends functionality, with more control" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Unveils Enhanced TSA-friendly Zip Minimalist Brief" prMac 7:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:56 AM
  • "The Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but Microsoft's (MSFT) culture made it unavoidable" Quartz 7:17 AM
  • "The Digital Divide Isn't Microsoft's First Priority" Wired 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Its Own Schedule for Killing Flash" Thurrott 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows bug bounty program with rewards ranging from $500 to $250,000" VentureBeat 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft expands bug bounty program to cover any Windows flaw: Now every part of Windows is covered by a bug bounty scheme." Ars Technica 5:30 PM
  • "Microsoft launches new container service, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes" GeekWire 10:27 AM
  • "IBM killing off its first go at cloud object storage – 20 months after launch" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Has Bought Back Nearly 14 Million Shares So Far in 2017. Should Investors Be Happy?" The Motley Fool 7:17 AM
  • "Qualcomm fires back at Intel, accuses tech giants of 'misleading' trade regulators" MSPoweruser 9:01 AM
  • "Intel leak indicates Coffee Lake will offer six-core parts with 4.3GHz boost clock" V3 8:27 AM
  • "Intel drops Arduino 101 maker board and Curie module" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "AMD's stock rockets to 10-year high as upbeat results prompt analysts to boost targets" MarketWatch 12:45 PM
  • "AMD reports net loss of US$16 million for 2Q17" DigiTimes 7:14 AM
  • "AMD: Cryptocurrency mining won't be a 'long-term growth driver'" Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "AMD shares rally to 10-year high while some analysts remain skeptical" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:32 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2: ReLive Edition Refined for Gamers and Developers" AnandTech 4:08 PM
  • "AMD Semi-Custom Silicon May Power Atari's All New Ataribox" HotHardware 5:37 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 Motherboards From Gigabyte, ASRock And MSI Exposed" HotHardware 5:38 PM
  • "AMD Releases its Radeon Software 17.7.2 Driver: UX, Latency, and New Tools for Developers..." SemiAccurate 6:11 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman steps down as chair of PC spin-off" Axios 4:08 PM
  • "Meg Whitman leaves HP's board of directors" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Meg Whitman leaves HP's board" ZDNet 4:05 PM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP's board" TechCrunch 6:36 PM
  • "HPE boss Whitman among candidates for Uber CEO job - report" The Register 9:49 AM
  • "Why Cisco-IBM Partnership Could Get Even Stronger" Market Realist 3:14 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple at $153: Look whose targets are underwater now" Apple 3.0 12:48 PM
  • "Short Interest in Apple Drops Almost 3 Million Shares Ahead of Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 7:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends at records, buoyed by earnings, as Fed issues policy update: Boeing's stock has best day since 2008" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Records All Around for Wall Street After Fed Hints at Balance Sheet Unwind 'Soon'" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Oil jumps to near 8-week high after big draw in U.S. crude stocks" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq Close at Records After Fed Stands Pat: Boeing shares surge nearly 10%, passing Goldman to be the priciest stock in the Dow industrials" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Japan, Aussie stocks spurred again by commodity prices: Nikkei snaps three days of declines" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Dollar steadies as investors await Fed's policy signals: Traders will only have statement to read as Yellen isn't slated to speak" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

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