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Thursday Highlights: Buckle up Apple fans, October 30 New York City event invitations sent out! Let the speculation begin...; Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Versus the Trademark Sleuths: For years, self-styled gumshoes have unearthed the names of soon-to-launch gadgets by searching trademark offices from Jamaica to Trinidad. Then that got a lot harder."  Bloomberg 7:38 AM
  • "Apple fails to end lawsuit claiming it 'broke' FaceTime"  Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Judge rules lawsuit claiming Apple broke FaceTime can proceed: Apple tried to get it dismissed, but a judge denied its motion." Engadget 1:35 PM
  • "Apple can't end lawsuit over 'breaking' FaceTime on iPhone 4, judge rules" Ars Technica 3:51 PM
  • "Apple earnings: How long will iPhone sales be on 'pause'? Typical Apple sales slump before launch may have started earlier, and analysts believe high-end iPhone could face delays" MarketWatch 7:37 AM
  • "Apple's Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:31 PM
  • "How much will the new iPhone cost?"  asymco 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Paid Nokia $2 Billion as a Part of Patent Lawsuit Settlement" Gadgets 360 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's sustainable forestry strategy branches out"  GreenBiz 3:45 PM
OS X
News
  • "FAQ: How Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will eliminate Adobe Flash/Here's what will happen to Flash Player on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari between now and the end of 2020." Computerworld 11:30 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Using Keyboard Maestro to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts" Envato Tuts+ 7:59 AM
  • "How to Convert Color Photos to Black and White in Apple's Photos App" Kirkville 7:59 AM
  • "How to Share Pictures from Photos on Mac" OS X Daily 1:35 PM
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with YouTube in Safari on MacBook Pro" iMore 9:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "SIG: The Khronos Group Releases Major Update to Graphics API—OpenGL 4.6 with SPIR-V Support" Architosh 12:12 PM
  • "SIG: MAXON unveils Cinema 4D Release 19—Powerful 3D Graphics Suite for Mac and Windows" Architosh 10:01 AM
  • "Day 1 Solutions Launches Image Cleaner for macOS" prMac 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "One of Google's former senior execs said 'if you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone'"  Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Ex-Google Plus chief uses Facebook to say Android lags behind iPhone" Apple Must 10:54 AM
  • "This Is Why Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos Impresses Me -- Former Apple Exec" TheStreet 8:34 PM
  • "Apple removes some VPN services from Chinese app store" AFP 7:42 AM
  • "Apple removes VPN apps used to evade China's internet censorship" Telegraph 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Pulls VPN Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Apple explains why it removed VPN apps in China" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Scramble to download VPN apps as they vanished from Apple's China App Store" Mashable 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper used in product packaging" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Apple can start 5G trials" BetaNews 11:47 AM
  • "Don't try this: Thieves steal iPhones from moving truck" Associated Press 7:45 AM
  • "Thieves busted for swiping $590K worth of iPhones from moving truck" New York Post 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Music — Carpool Karaoke — On the Road Again" YouTube: Apple 12:04 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: World's first iPad-only newspaper starts to crumble" Cult of Mac 7:50 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Spotify Is Now Boasting 60 Million Paid Subscribers" UberGizmo 9:14 PM
  • "FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret" TechCrunch 8:26 PM
  • "How Hackers Broke Into U.S. Voting Machines in Less Than 2 Hours" Fortune 12:46 PM
  • "Every Voting Machine at This Hacking Conference Got Totally Pwned" Gizmodo 11:57 AM
  • "The open Internet had a tough weekend" Axios 9:43 AM
  • "Wisconsin may offer $3 billion worth of incentives to Foxconn in effort to create 'Wisconn Valley'" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "An angry gamer is suing the company behind 'Pokémon Go' after its disastrous festival" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Charter says it doesn't want to merge with Sprint" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Huawei to launch Mate 10 to take on new iPhone" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Hyperledger Project's Executive Director Brian Behlendorf" The Mac Observer 8:22 PM
  • "Drobo CEO Mihir Shah On New Models and Drobo Perceptions" MacVoices 2:08 PM
  • "China's App Store VPN Ban, Apple's Real Innovations -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-31" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "We hope you don't find this week's episode has too much Echo." The MT Show 10:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' bezel-less design, facial recognition"  AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "HomePod firmware digging affirms 'iPhone 8' will have 5.15" display area with 2436x1125 resolution" AppleInsider 11:36 AM
  • "HomePod Features 272 x 340 Display and 1GB RAM" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "HomePod firmware reveals more secrets of Apple's smart speaker" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Apple may have just accidentally leaked that you can unlock the iPhone 8 with your face" Business Insider 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Accidentally Confirms What the iPhone 8 Will Look Like" New York Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Apple seems to have inadvertently leaked the shape of the new iPhone: Developers found this design in an early version of code for Apple's HomePod speaker." Recode 11:12 AM
  • "Firmware suggests the next iPhone will use infrared face unlock" Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "More Evidence That Apple Inc. Is Building Its Own Cellular Modem: Job listings on Apple's website may indicate a continued ramp-up of its internal cellular modem efforts." The Motley Fool 8:02 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega 56, 64 officially announced, shedding more light on iMac Pro GPU" AppleInsider 10:03 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Begins Shipping XMM 7480 to Apple Inc." The Motley Fool 7:38 AM
  • "LG will play a major part in future iPhone production" Cult of Mac 7:50 AM
  • "KGI: LG to break Samsung's exclusivity on iPhone OLEDs in 2018" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Could 'iPhone Passport' Be a New App? Apple Patent Gives Details" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Outlines Products Qualifying For State Sales Tax Holidays Later This Week" MacRumors 9:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:43 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Protecting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro in style with the Moshi VersaCover" Apple World Today 1:25 PM
  • "Hands-on: Logitech's Slim Folio keyboard case for 2017 iPad never needs to be recharged [Video] 9to5Mac 11:35 AM
  • "Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD review: Quickly recharge your USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger review: Compact, affordable battery delivers USB-C laptop charging" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Honeywell Lyric T5 smart thermostat review: Not as advanced as some, but less expensive than many" TechHive 7:47 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Encrypting USB Flash Drives" MacMost 11:31 AM
  • "How to charge your phone" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about wireless mesh networks: There are genuine benefits behind the hype." TechHive 8:50 AM
  • "Must-have Wi-Fi troubleshooting and management tools: Designing, maintaining and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks aren't simple tasks. Several tools, including Wi-Fi stumblers, Wi-Fi analyzers, RF spectrum analyzers and Wi-Fi survey heatmapping software, can help." Computerworld 7:45 AM
Tips
  • "3 essential tech safety tips for parents and their kids" The Next Web 11:54 AM
  • "Your iPhone keyboard has a hidden mouse — here's how to use it" Business Insider 11:31 AM
  • "iOS 11 lets you adjust some carrier plans on the fly" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "HomePod's Firmware and the Next iPhone" MacStories 8:38 PM
  • "Did Apple's Tim Cook Just Sell Out to Chinese Censors?"  The Wrap 9:38 PM
  • "Right and wrong" OSNews 9:15 PM
  • "On Apple Removing VPN Apps From the App Store in China" Daring Fireball 8:26 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Leak: How an iOS Developer Discovered Apple's Slip-Up" Wired 3:52 PM
  • "This is why Steve Jobs got fired from Apple — and how he came back to save the company" Business Insider 3:17 PM
  • "iPod nano may not be as important as it was in the past, but it's still relevant" iMore 11:31 AM
  • "This iPhone 8 is gorgeous, but it includes one big mistake" BGR 10:31 AM
  • "Why Apple should develop its own 5G iPhone tech" Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "iPhone 8 success depends on how well Apple responds to China challenges, say analysts" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Commentary: Foxconn US investment a milestone and a challenge" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Let's all take a deep breath and stop freaking out about Facebook's bots 'inventing' a new language" Mashable 9:13 PM
  • "The Model 3 Looks an Awful Lot Like Tesla's iPhone Moment" TheStreet 3:17 PM
  • "A Deep Dive on Samsung Electronics" Tech.pinions 8:49 AM
  • "What Silicon Valley doesn't understand about men harassing women: Apology letters, 'decency pledges' and press releases are toothless substitutes for real change." Recode 7:59 AM
  • "The new Surface Pro is Microsoft's best hybrid device yet [Review] BetaNews 7:58 AM
  • "Tech Companies Policing The Web Will Do More Harm Than Good"  Wired 7:58 AM
  • "Uber's Travis Kalanick thinks he's Steve Jobs. He's wrong." Apple 3.0 7:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple cuts Beats headphone and speaker prices, but better deals can be had elsewhere" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Apple launches limited-time discount on select Beats products, but we've seen better deals" 9to5Mac 8:27 PM
  • "Coming soon: Apple post production workflow lab in Culver City, Los Angeles" Alex4D 11:57 AM
  • "Google's smart keyboard app Gboard adds doodling, YouTube and Google Maps" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "'The Witch's Isle', a Beautifully Haunting Pixel Art Adventure Game, Is Free to Download Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 9:21 AM
  • "BenQ PD2500Q Crushes Color Performance Benchmarks: Every PD2500Q LED Designer Monitor Will Be Engineer-Calibrated For Guaranteed Accuracy and Clarity" PR 9:17 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 31: Mail, Security, Apple ID, and Online Photos" The MUG Center 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone is dead" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft shutters one-handed Word Flow keyboard for iOS, points users to SwiftKey instead" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Hacker cracks voting machine in under 2 hours by exploiting Windows XP flaw" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "New Microsoft HoloLens to incorporate Artificial Intelligence" Financial Express 9:12 AM
  • "Windows Subsystem for Linux No Longer Beta, Stable for Everyone in Redstone 3" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "The complete history of the IBM PC, part two: The DOS empire strikes" Ars Technica 9:04 AM
  • "IBM iX vice president on using AI to augment the human, overcome brand safety and prevent media buying wastage" The Drum 9:04 AM
  • "IBM's Iconic Identity Gets A Spinoff–With Help From A Lost Eames Sketch" Fast Company Design 9:03 AM
  • "IBM deprecates its first cloud storage platform" Computing 9:02 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 review: Revamped and impressive" Alphr 9:00 AM
  • "The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two" AnandTech 8:58 AM
  • "Terasic's DE10-Nano Kit, built on the Intel Cyclone V FPGA, now at Mouser Electronics - Electronics" Connecting Industry 8:56 AM
  • "Intel i9's new rival: Latest Ryzen Threadripper is AMD's cheapest yet" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "AMD officially launches Radeon RX Vega for elite gamers" BetaNews 12:25 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU" PCWorld 12:14 PM
  • "Asus lifts the lid on its take on AMD's latest, the Strix RX Vega64" PC & Tech Authority 8:54 AM
  • "ASUS ROG STRIX AMD Vega 64 With 4 Different Variants, Early September Release Confirmed" SegmentNext 8:53 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega: What Gamers Need to Know" Tom's Guide 8:53 AM
  • "AMD (finally) releases Vega graphics cards - and they ain't gonna blow Nvidia away" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "AMD announces Threadripper pricing, release date and surprise entry-level chip" PC Retail 8:52 AM
  • "AMD's new Threadripper 1900X Costs $549" CDR Info 8:51 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega graphics cards officially revealed with a starting price of $399" Neowin 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Returns to High-End Gaming Graphics Card Space" Investopedia 8:51 AM
  • "AMD unveils high-end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and Vega GPUs" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Capsaicin Event - X399 Motherboards" Guru3D 8:49 AM
  • "AMD returns to high-end gaming graphics with Radeon RX Vega" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "AMD is back to challenge Nvidia for high-end gaming PCs" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Coppers swoop on fake Cisco gear" Channel Eye 8:41 AM
  • "Sameer Garde appointed as president for Cisco India and SAARC" The Asian Age 8:40 AM
  • "Tech CEOs haven't yet agreed to attend House net neutrality hearing" Engadget 3:51 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The world's richest company — Apple — is getting a free pass from Wall Street" CNBC 8:37 PM
  • "Thinking About Apple's Upcoming Results" Investopedia 8:37 PM
  • "iPhone expectation meter" Apple 3.0 3:17 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Fiscal 2018 EPS And Revenue Estimates Bode Well For The Stock" Seeking Alpha 2:19 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q3 2017 earnings" Cult of Mac 12:03 PM
  • "6 things to watch out for in Apple's earnings this week" Business Insider 11:31 AM
  • "Apple investors focused on Q4, not Q3" CNBC Videos 10:04 AM
  • "$AAPL: Here's What Wall Street Expects from Apple's Q3 Earnings on Tuesday" The Mac Observer 8:22 PM
  • "Apple FYQ3 On Tap: Bull, Bear Debate Significance of Rumored iPhone Delay" Barron's 9:22 AM
  • "Thinking About Apple's Upcoming Results" Investopedia 7:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs record, but tech slump weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq: All three major indexes book monthly gains" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow's Big Day Ends With Record and Best Monthly Gain Since February" TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow hits new high as stocks post July gains" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks On Track for Monthly Gains: Dow industrials higher, but Nasdaq slipping on lower Tech Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets wrap up strong July, but Nikkei's the exception: Hong Kong manages seventh-straight monthly gain" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks end lower as investors keep eye on rising euro: European stocks turned lower Monday, as gains for mining stocks couldn't offset concerns about persistent strength in the euro as investors finished up trading for July." MarketWatch 12:40 PM

 
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