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Monday Highlights: Engadget sits down for interview with Phil Schiller to talk iPhone XR and how iPhone naming comes about; pre-orders for XR model best iPhone 8, 8 Plus' first weekend; Apple most popular private employer in UK according to new report; does Apple have music mogul ambitions?; image-smearing bug in Safari 12 on Mojave; setup and share universal clipboard between a Mojave Mac and iOS 12 with this tip; survey finds iPhone remains "'dominant device brand' among American teens"; new design unveiled for Apple Jobs web site; Linus Torvalds took some time away from roll as Linux lead, returns; iPhone XR much less expensive to repair than XS and XS Max counterparts; AppleInsider revisits iPhone XS vs X after month using new model; iPad more important than iPhone for putting Apple in the enterprise?

  • "Why Apple's rumored new glasses will be an even bigger deal than the iPhone"  Insider 9:51 AM
  • "Apple embraces a multi-cloud future, and that's exciting: In enterprise or personal tech, the future isn't just one-cloud-fits-all but multiple services across platforms and devices. Apple just showed us it gets it."  Computerworld 8:42 AM
  • "Apple to invest W3tr in LG's OLED production: Apple has decided to invest 3 trillion won (US$2.70 billion) in LG Display's OLED production for smartphones, the Korea Economic Daily reported on July 28."  The Investor 8:24 AM
  • "A verdict on Apple's €850 million Irish server farm has been delayed again and some 'have totally lost hope'" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple agreed to pay €1.7 billion to Nokia for patents" Nokiamob 8:47 AM
  • "Apple just paid Nokia $2 billion to settle a long-running patent dispute" BGR 6:20 PM
  • "Apple Updates XProtect to Block New Leverage Malware Variant" Intego 12:02 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: The last one" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "How to use Universal Clipboard to copy a file on one Mac and paste it to another in macOS High Sierra" iMore 8:53 AM
  • "10 Tips to Improve Productivity on the Mac with TextExpander" iPhone Hacks 11:08 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To System Preferences" MacMost 8:17 AM
  • "Relocating an iTunes Library" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:50 AM
  • "How to go directly to a specific folder in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
  • "On GargeBand's Potential for Podcasters" 512 Pixels 8:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Literature & Latte Announces Scrivener 3: a 64-bit App with Consolidated Features" The Mac Observer 7:01 PM
  • "Geekbench 4.1.1 is now available for download, and improves the stability and performance of Geekbench. This update is recommended for all Geekbench 4 users." PrimateLabs 8:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
  • "UK iTunes movie purchase receipts hint at upcoming support for 4K, HDR video downloads" 9to5Mac 2:07 PM
  • "iTunes oversight practically confirms 4K Apple TV is imminent" The Next Web 2:23 PM
  • "Exit music: the iPod Shuffles off this mortal coil/Apple's iconic MP3 player has officially been discontinued, rendered obsolete. In the age of streaming, it's a wonder it's survived this long"  The Guardian 10:37 AM
  • "Apple to discontinue iPod nano and shufflebeat" BBC 8:16 AM
  • "Apple exits music player biz by killing iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle" The Register 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's iPod through the ages - in pictures" Telegraph 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone app saves climber's life after he falls 60 feet in search for secret cave featured in BBC show: Lake District rescuers praised the usefulness of the Find My Friends app on Wednesday but described the unprepared climber as a 'very lucky boy'" Mirror Online UK 8:51 AM
  • "12 brilliant business advice tips from Apple CEO Tim Cook" Apple Must 8:17 AM
  • "Apple sued over tvOS 'What did he say?' feature" CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Apple sued over Apple TV's 'What did he say,' other Siri voice control features" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Hit with Patent Lawsuit Over Apple TV 'What did he say' Feature" The Mac Observer 9:09 AM
  • "Why you should avoid this 'potentially deadly' AI app" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Store app lets you authorize Apple ID payments with Touch ID" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Just Posted a Bunch of Work-From-Home Job Opportunities" Fortune 9:53 AM
  • "New video details Apple's effort to preserve and manage forestland" iDownload Blog 9:10 AM
  • "Emerson Collective Acquires Majority Stake in The Atlantic: Investor and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs will share ownership of the magazine with David Bradley." The Atlantic 9:29 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The Atlantic" Axios 8:26 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective buying The Atlantic" CNNMoney 8:49 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs has bought The Atlantic: The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs is buying a majority stake in the publisher." Recode 8:52 AM
  • "Researchers Demo Sonic Gun that Interferes with iPhone and Other Devices" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Mind-Boggling Ascent of Amazon and Jeff Bezos" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "The man behind the fastest-growing PC game rarely plays it: The mystery creator of PUBG admits he's not your typical gamer." CNET 3:53 PM
  • "Keen Lab hackers managed to take control of Tesla vehicles again" Electrek 12:39 PM
  • "Reading your emotions is the creepy next step for facial recognition" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Guy invents 'Cycflix' to make sure he can only watch Netflix while exercising" Mashable 10:33 AM
  • "Foxconn's first factory in the US will cost American taxpayers $3bn"  V3 10:03 AM
  • "Foxconn deal would cost Wisconsin $230,700 per worker" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Wisconsin's $3B in subsidies for Foxconn plant will cost at least $231k per job" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "This KFC gamer's box is the perfect mash up of fried chicken and gaming" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Xiaomi secured a $1 billion loan for its international and retail growth" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Mark Fuccio Gets Focused on the Qualcomm v. Apple Suit" MacVoices 6:12 PM
  • "Apple Kills the iPod nano and shuffle, Building a Hackintosh -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-28" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "Who's right about AI: Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk?" Mashable 10:13 AM
  • "Finally: An App That Can Identify the Animal You Saw on Your Hike/Take a photo of a mystery critter using your cellphone, and iNaturalist will try to tell you what it is." The Atlantic 10:04 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about the end of the iPod, the future of AR, and manufacturing in the US" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 8 packaging insert shows off bezel-less 'notch' screen design" 9to5Mac 1:00 PM
  • "New leak shows iPhone 8 performance that completely crushes every Android" BGR 9:10 AM
  • "HomePod firmware reveals new interaction details, Accessibility support, more" 9to5Mac 2:07 PM
  • "HomePod Firmware Reveals New Details About Apple's Upcoming Smart Speaker" iClarified 6:16 PM
  • "Apple Gets Go Ahead to Begin Testing 5G Cellular Data for its Devices" MacTrast 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Granted License To Test 5G Wireless Tech For Future iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 12:02 PM
  • "iOS 11 Promises to Fix These 10 iPhone Issues" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:17 AM

  • "The iPod Shuffle Review (2017)" Gizmodo 6:18 PM
  • "Siri vs. Google Assistant vs. Bixby" CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Hands-on: Akitio's portable 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 external storage solution turbo-charges your Mac [Video] 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Review: H. Moser Swiss Alp Watch Zzzz is a $27,000 Apple Watch clone with zero apps" Cult of Mac 2:13 PM
  • "Give fitness trackers a break, they helped me finish an Ironman race" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "How To Enable iOS 10 AirPlay In Unsupported Apps" Redmond Pie 9:36 PM
  • "How to use PayPal to make Apple content purchases - Video" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "How to Watch Netflix Offline on iPhone and iPad by Downloading Shows & Movies" OS X Daily 2:22 PM
  • "How to activate the iPhone's hidden pedometer" Cult of Mac 2:13 PM
  • "How To Install gpSPhone Game Boy Advance Emulator On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 10:45 AM
  • "How to use the Files app in iOS 11: One of the biggest changes in Apple's new mobile OS involves how documents are handled; for the first time, iOS 11 gets a Finder-like system." Computerworld 8:20 AM
  • "This New Feature Coming to iOS 11 Will Make Typing So Much Easier" Popsugar 10:36 AM
  • "Apple's Present Day Innovation is Not What You Think" The Mac Observer 6:27 PM
  • "Donald Trump Can Now Blame Apple for Atlantic's Reporting" TheStreet 2:46 PM
  • "Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot" AppleInsider 4:20 PM
  • "Retail's Most Profitable Square Footage: Apple" Daring Fireball 2:07 PM
  • "With iOS 11, Apple's iPad Really Could Be Your Next Computer" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "Is it too late to convince Apple to add mouse support in iOS 11?" Apple World Today 12:00 PM
  • "Here's Why Apple Discontinued the iPod Nano and Shuffle" Zacks 4:20 PM
  • "The iPod was my last physical connection to music: The streaming era has taken some of the thrill out of being a music fan."  Engadget 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's meager iPod touch boost" Six Colors 10:13 AM
  • "Apple's iPod Nano & Shuffle Are Officially Dead, And It Was Time For Them To Go" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "The Coming Failure Of Apple TV" Mac 360 9:01 AM
  • "Everything Apple Is Too Complicated" Mac 360 9:01 AM
  • "There should be different versions of the Apple TV (Apple TV Pro, anyone?)" Apple World Today 11:44 AM
  • "Why Apple should make a cheaper, streamlined Apple TV: As the fourth-generation Apple TV approaches the two-year mark, perhaps it's time for Apple to take another look at its set-top box."  Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse" BuzzFeed 4:20 PM
  • "Why you need a password manager - Video" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Alienware Area-51 Ryzen Threadripper Edition Hands-On With Benchmark Annihilation" HotHardware 10:30 AM
  • "Opinion: The Essential Phone still looks great, but it's quickly running out of time" 9to5Google 9:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested" AnandTech 8:58 AM
  • "Sega Genesis Flashback review: Sega Genesis Flashback made me appreciate the NES Classic even more" CNET 8:20 AM
  • "Taiwan's No. 1 Billionaire, Wisconsin's Scott Walker Now Need To Deliver On $10B Project" Forbes 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Retrofit Your MacBook Air 13.3 For Touchscreen Support With AirBar" MacPrices 2:54 PM
  • "Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor will offer third-party apps & 'app gallery' at launch - CEO" AppleInsider 2:07 PM
  • "No more Nanos? No more Shuffles? No problem/If you're among the (admittedly select) few mourning the passing of Apple's little MP3 players, fear not: There are alternatives. Cheap alternatives. Plus: a sync/charge cable with a Lightning and Micro-USB connector on the same tip!" CNET 1:00 PM
  • "Now you can buy concert merchandise from a vending machine using Apple Pay [Video] 9to5Mac 9:39 AM
  • "Mileage Tracking Apps For iPhone" AppAdvice 8:52 AM
  • "Cutanea Life Sciences Unveils 'Facing Forward™,' New Mobile Application for Acne Patients" PRNewswire 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Pay coming to many more small online stores through Weebly integration" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Find out how to cook a meal just by pointing your smartphone at it" Mashable 8:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Another Reminder This Isn't the Dot-Com Boom: Microsoft's 1990s Rise to $500 Billion" WSJ Blogs 11:45 AM
  • "Windows: This Happens When Windows 10 Support Ends" MakeUseOf 9:09 AM
  • "Windows 10: Five reasons to stick with Microsoft's flagship OS" TechRepublic 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10: Five reasons to avoid Microsoft's flagship OS" TechRepublic 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft announces huge bug bounty rewards for security flaws" ITProPortal 9:08 AM
  • "PAT to cooperate with IBM Taiwan for new cloud system" DigiTimes 9:02 AM
  • "HP Pavilion AIO 2017: The new ultra-thin all-in-one" The Week UK 9:01 AM
  • "Intel Is Well-Positioned for Growth as Long as AMD Doesn't Get In the Way" TheStreet 2:10 PM
  • "Intel Loses Chip-Making Top Spot to Samsung" PC Magazine 7:49 AM
  • "Confident Intel raises full-year revenue outlook by $1.3bn" Telecoms 8:57 AM
  • "Intel Core X 'Skylake-X' Processors Full Specifications Leak Out – Core i9-7980XE Clocks 2.6 GHz, Core i9-7960X 2.8 GHz, Core i9-7940X 3.1 GHz and Core i9-7920X 2.9 GHz" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X Family Full Specs Leak, Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Monster CPU Clocks In At 2.6GHz" HotHardware 6:11 PM
  • "Intel reports record 2Q17 revenues of US$14.8 billion" DigiTimes 8:55 AM
  • "Intel firing on all cylinders as it revs up for autonomous driving future" SiliconRepublic 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Earnings Beat Street, Despite Worldwide Dip in PC Sales" eWeek 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Beats Earnings Estimates, Posts Strong Growth Despite Renewed Competition" HotHardware 6:11 PM
  • "Intel CEO: data centre 'reset the bar' - Data centre - CRN Australia" CRN 8:54 AM
  • "Intel reports record turnover and doubles up on profit" Guru3D 8:54 AM
  • "Intel's PC division shrugs off AMD competition, posts impressive results" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1300X und 1200 vs Core i3 7350K im Test" Tweak PC 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood" ExtremeTech 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200, Should You Buy?" SegmentNext 8:48 AM
  • "AMD's New Ryzen 3 Takes On Intel Core i3" FARS News 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Spotted, Features Vega Graphics Technology?" SegmentNext 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 'Raven Ridge' Mobile APU Spotted With Vega GPU" HotHardware 6:10 PM
  • "AMD Makes Available FirePro and Radeon Pro Graphics Driver 17.Q3" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "AMD launches new Ryzen 3 chips" IT PRO 8:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 launch completes mainstream desktop push" SlashGear 8:46 AM
  • "AMD launches standalone Wraith Max RGB cooler" bit-tech 8:44 AM
  • "Oracle Monetization Cloud to Help Digital Services Providers to Quickly Launch New Offerings" The Fast Mode 8:39 AM
  • "Police seize 1,000 counterfeit Cisco products following raid" CRN UK 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco works with Police to hit Kent counterfeiters" ComputerWeekly 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple could save the day for Tech Stocks and the market" CNBC 2:10 PM
  • "Handicapping Apple's earnings, fiscal Q3 2017" Apple 3.0 10:03 AM
  • "Apple to Report Q3 Earnings: Is a Beat in Store?" Zacks 9:48 AM
  • "Is a Surprise Coming for Apple This Earnings Season?" Zacks 8:42 AM
  • "Analysts predicting that AAPL will next week come in at the high end of its Q3 guidance" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Should You Buy Apple Inc. Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons" InvestorPlace 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq finish lower after Amazon disappointment; Dow closes at record: Defeat for 'skinny' repeal of 'Obamacare' in Senate casts doubt on Trump plans" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "A Mixed End as Amazon, Starbucks Hold Down S&P 500 and Nasdaq" TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "S&P 500 dented by earnings; Dow hits record high" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Nasdaq Slides, Under Pressure From Amazon: The U.S. dollar edges down after data showed U.S. economic growth picked up in the second quarter but inflation remained soft" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian stocks tumble on heels of U.S. tech selloff: Asia-Pacific stock markets were hit by profit-taking Friday, after a strong week in the region and a selloff in U.S. Tech Stocks overnight." MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "European stocks drop to 3-month low as UBS falls, tech worries weigh: European stocks were swept lower Friday, with Swiss bank UBS Group AG among decliners in the wake of its financial update, and the selloff was pushing the market toward a weekly loss." MarketWatch 7:30 AM

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