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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm lawyers were able to get Apple to admit they had no other choice for 4G modem components; due to iPhone XR sales issues, Japan Display seeks help from Taiwan and China's Silk Road Fund, report also notes Apple said to go OLED on all iPhones by 2020; and Foxconn looking at India for iPhone assembly; Adam Engst asks if Apple will fill void in speech recognition now that Nuance has left macOS; once again, Fortune crowns Apple #1 most admired company in world for 12th year straight—reports in our General Interest section; lawsuit settled between Apple, Valencell over accusation Apple stole tech for Apple Watch; Apple expands Apple Pay to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more; "Flexgate", the name iFixit assigns to new MacBook Pro "stage light" design flaw; iPhone XS Max and original iPhone X #4 and #10, respectively, in DxOMark's selfie camera scores.

  • "The Apple Watch smartwatch is finally becoming smart: Claims Apple is about to put LTE inside the Apple Watch mean the device is finally getting smart enough to be a smartwatch."  Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Stuck in TV Test Pattern"  Bloomberg 2:22 PM
  • "Two Years Later, Apple Will Undo Its TV Embarrassments" ["But Apple is fixing what I consider to be the biggest issues with the Apple TV. And in doing so, it is taking a major, if belated step forward that could propel this device ahead of the competition. It is finally making a version of the Apple TV that supports 4K/UHD and various forms of HDR."] Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "Misunderstanding Apple Services"  Monday Note 3:42 PM
  • "Apple Bets The Future Of Augmented Reality Will Be On Your Phone" Wired 2:37 PM
  • "India's Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library: source" ["The source said the $1 billion value quoted in the ET report was too high and that Eros' library was worth less, adding Apple was unlikely to splurge on Indian content."]  Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Could End Qualcomm Row With $8 Billion Payment: Apple could digest a payment, and an ongoing rate of $5.90 per phone as could be acceptable to both parties."  Barron's 10:41 AM
  • "For Proof That Apple Is Still the King, Just Check Out Its Gross Profit Margin"  The Motley Fool 8:12 AM
  • "2 Things Apple Inc. Earnings Revealed About the Mac: Apple's Mac business enjoyed revenue growth, average selling price growth, and market share growth during the company's most recent quarter." The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke' Showrunners Call Series 'A Celebration of the Joy of Music'"  Billboard 4:06 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers" MacRumors 2:37 PM
  • "Today in ARKit: Towards the Virtual AR Mac Experience" Apple Must 9:16 AM
  • "Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes: Learn about current and previous Logic Pro X 10.3 updates." Apple Support 8:51 PM
  • "Paragon NTFS for Mac 15 review: Slick, native performance for accessing NTFS Windows drives" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Return to TextExpander" Dr. Drang 8:33 AM
  • "How to Resize Your APFS Container on macOS High Sierra" The Mac Observer 2:13 PM
  • "Using Mac Smart Folders" MacMost 10:29 AM
  • "How to adjust the spell-check language in macOS" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "What's new with Notes in macOS High Sierra" iMore 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Documents, Movies, Music, and Pictures" Rixstep 10:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "France and Germany Plan Tax Crackdown on U.S. Tech Giants: France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Alphabet Inc.'s Google, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Inc. to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent's own companies."  Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Some employees are rumored to hate the open floor plan at Apple's new $5 billion campus" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "Former Google VP of Engineering switches to iPhone" iTWire 8:46 PM
  • "Apple finally catches up with the rest of the world and joins Instagram" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "Apple joins Instagram to show off iPhone photos (of course)" CNET 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Joins Instagram, Highlights Photos Shot on iPhone" MacStories 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Now Has An Official Instagram Account For Promoting 'Shot On iPhone' Photos" WCCFTech 9:07 PM
  • "Job listings point to new Japanese Apple Store in Kyoto" 9to5Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Is My Smartphone Now a Quran? Apps to help Muslims practice their faith can create new conundrums." Slate 8:12 AM
  • "Hotspot Shield accused of snooping on its users' VPN usage" 9to5Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Good news for CarPlay: digital music is overtaking in-vehicle infotainment" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
  • "Viral YouTube video of plane-to-plane AirDrop bogus, deleted by author" AppleInsider 10:26 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T strikes deal to bring CBS networks, Showtime to DirecTV Now" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Foxconn to build new R&D center in Michigan focused on self-driving & AI" 9to5Mac 8:47 PM
  • "T-Mobile has a killer deal on cell service, but only if you're old" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "'Podcasting patent' is totally dead, appeals court rules: Federal Circuit stands by 2015 ruling that knocked out Personal Audio's patent." Ars Technica 2:41 PM
  • "Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Netflix acquires comics publisher Millarworld" Recode 9:39 AM
  • "Netflix's first ever acquisition is a comic-book publisher" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Borg Designed Computer – Coming to this Universe September 26th 2017" DailyTech 8:36 AM
  • "Oh, great. Robots can now tell when people are being sarcastic" Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Graffiti on stop signs could trick driverless cars into driving dangerously" Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Self-driving cars can be confused by stickers on street signs" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Joy of Tech Co-founder Nitrozac" The Mac Observer 5:36 PM
  • "Apple's 4K Apple TV, Arduino Smart Home Experiments -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-07" The Mac Observer 2:14 PM
  • "Live photos of the iPhone 8's front side just leaked" BGR 10:26 AM
  • "iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table" TechCrunch 9:19 AM
  • "Blurry photo might confirm iPhone 8 Touch ID fears" Cult of Mac 11:39 AM
  • "iPhone 8 X-ray confirms more of its hottest features" Cult of Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Foxconn exec says 'estimated iPhone 8 is not cheap' as new copper gold case image surfaces"  9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Possible new Champagne Gold colorway shown on iPhone 8 dummies" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "A Foxconn executive has apparently said the iPhone 8 'won't be cheap'" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Big Apple Inc. iPhone 8 News Confirmed: Touch ID is definitely out, says this reliable analyst." The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "KGI: Apple's nixed plans to put in-screen Touch ID in iPhone 8" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "The Latest iPhone 8 News: Copper Gold Version, Facial Recognition Trick" AppAdvice 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone SE may be in the works, coming early 2018" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Intel 'Core X-Series' w/ up to 18-core processors coming Sept. ahead of iMac Pro" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Jailbreak for all 32-bit devices released by Siguza and tihmstar, dubbed Phoenix" Modmyi 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers, Removes iCloud Messages for Now" MacRumors 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Removes New Messages in iCloud Feature in Latest iOS 11 Beta" AppAdvice 8:55 PM
  • "Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Seeds watch OS 4 Beta 5 [Download] iClarified 2:37 PM
  • "watchOS 4 beta 5 for Apple Watch now available" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Launches 2017 Back to School Promotion in Europe: Free Beats With Select Mac or iPad Pro Models" MacRumors 3:17 PM
  • "Apple Offers Discounts With 'Back to School With Apple Pay' Offer" MacTrast 8:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM

  • "Review: Mantiz MZ-02 enclosure is a stylish Thunderbolt 3 dock and eGPU enclosure in one" AppleInsider 3:27 PM
  • "Review: TwelveSouth's new BookBook Vol 2 case for the latest MacBook Pro models" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: Excellent security and easy to use" TechHive 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Android vs iOS: Which is more secure? While all mobile devices have inherent security risks, Android has more vulnerabilities because of its inherent open-source nature, the slow pace with which users update the OS and a lack of proper app vetting." Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "Disney meets Final Fantasy (and tedium) in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "How to give or revoke access to apps that access your iCloud Drive on Mac, iPhone, and iPad" iMore 3:17 PM
  • "How to use the Universal Clipboard on iOS" Cult of Mac 2:22 PM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 Without Computer Using Phoenix" Redmond Pie 2:18 PM
  • "iOS 11 helps you shoot photos straight from the heart" iMore 11:38 AM
  • "7 iPhone Photography Problems and How to Solve Them" Apple Must 10:41 AM
  • "iPhone 8 'won't be cheap,' according to senior Foxconn executive" Neowin 9:32 PM
  • "'iPhone 8' rumor roundup: X-ray shows wireless charging coil, new color option, HomePod leak & more" AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "An Apple Store in play restores shopping mall heyday" iTWire 8:47 PM
  • "The Galaxy S9 is already rumored to be ripping off the iPhone 8" BGR 6:16 PM
  • "iMac 1 TB Fusion Drives Have Smaller SSDs" TidBITS 3:41 PM
  • "As the iPhone turns 10, should we celebrate?" Computerworld 3:26 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 8: Spoiler alert" Apple 3.0 2:38 PM
  • "All the crazy iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s rumors you missed this past weekend" BGR 2:37 PM
  • "18 Fresh Apple iPhone Rumors in One Quick Guide" Apple Must 2:14 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Mini, the iPhone Plus Plus" 500ish Words 11:39 AM
  • "Inside This Big Apple Inc. iPhone 7s Plus Leak: Apple's 'standard' iPhone models could get quite the makeover this year, based on some leaked images." The Motley Fool 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch that can make calls? It's a game changer" CNBC Videos 8:46 AM
  • "Is the iPhone Camera Good Enough for Most People?" Kirkville 8:35 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Watch Series 3 to Feature 'All-New Form Factor'" MacTrast 8:32 AM
  • "Apple: Bumblebee too big to fly" Apple 3.0 8:24 AM
  • "Comment: Might the LTE Apple Watch and 'new form factor' be different models?" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "The tech industry's dirty little secret" Axios 3:42 PM
  • "Why Tech Execs are Eyeing a Run for Political Office" Tech.pinions 9:55 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8: First hands-on photos show what the phone looks like in person" 9to5Google 8:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coach refreshes Apple Watch band lineup with six new models, stock reload of older bands" AppleInsider 3:42 PM
  • "Coach's $150 dinosaur Apple Watch strap now comes in fall colors" The Verge 8:46 PM
  • "'Dereliction,' an Upcoming Squad-Based RTS, Shows Promise and is Looking for Demo Testers in Our Forums" Touch Arcade 2:59 PM
  • "Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 7: Adam Christianson, iOS 11, HomeKit, and FileMaker" The MUG Center 2:14 PM
  • "Drag racing is devilishly destructive in Carmageddon: Crashers, available now on iOS and Android" 148Apps 11:39 AM
  • "Simogo Games, Makers of 'Device 6' and 'SPL-T' are Busy Getting Their Entire Catalog Ready for iOS 11" Touch Arcade 11:39 AM
  • "Honeydue is a money management app for couples" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Adds 435+ Providers to Single Sign-On Authentication Feature" MacTrast 8:32 AM
  • "Genesis Virtual Guide Provides Convenient, Simple Ways To Become Familiar With Vehicle Capabilities" ["The Genesis Augmented Reality Manual (Genesis Virtual Guide) is now available for the 2017 Genesis G80 and Genesis G90 as a free download on the Apple® App Store and Google Play®."] PRNewswire 8:00 AM
  • "Verizon Ups the Ante: Introducing the Rewards Program that You Really, Really Want" ["Customers can select exciting rewards from partners such as/Apple Music: 4 months free for new subscribers and existing subscribers receive an extra month free"] PRNewswire 7:59 AM
  • "Sylvania SMART+ First HomeKit-enabled, Hub Free Light Bulb Available for Pre-order: Lighting Leader LEDVANCE Expanding 'Works with Apple HomeKit' Portfolio with Additional Products in Near Future" Business Wire 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The case against Windows Automatic Update" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "How Microsoft killed Windows Phone" Geekzone 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft does Windows 10 privacy propaganda well" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases New Cumulative Updates for Windows 10" Virus Guides 8:31 AM
  • "Get Ready: New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates to Launch This Week" Softpedia 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 10: Want to try new features before anyone else? You've missed your chance" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Review: Doing It Right" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "The 5 Candidates Most Likely to Replace IBM CEO Rometty" 24/7 Wall St. 8:15 AM
  • "HP Gains on IBM with 'Mission Critical' Move Into Blockchain" Coin Desk 8:13 AM
  • "HP PageWide Managed MFP P77760z: Inkjet printing for enterprises" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "NSW govt leaves Dell and Samsung off latest hardware panel" CRN 8:11 AM
  • "Dell's 27-Inch Canvas Display Undercuts Surface Studio, Wacom Cintiq" FARS News Agency 8:09 AM
  • "Intel's 18-core chip was a risk. It will probably pay off." Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Intel unveils full specs for its 18-core i9 Extreme Edition CPU" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Intel's new Core X-Series processors boast up to 18 cores, which is just plain ridiculous" BGR 8:50 PM
  • "Intel's 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' Core i3-8300 Will Reportedly Be A Full Fledged 4-Core With Hyper Threading, Major Lineup Shakeup In Response To Ryzen" WCCFTech 8:08 AM
  • "Intel Confirms Full Skylake-X Family Specs, 2.6GHz Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Beast Ships September 25th" HotHardware 6:09 PM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake platform presentation slides leaked" Hexus 8:08 AM
  • "Desktop sales expected to resume growth in 3Q17" Guru3D 8:08 AM
  • "Intel's 18-core processor to hit shelves in October - PC & Tech Authority" PC & Tech Authority 8:07 AM
  • "Dual AMD EPYC 7551 Benchmarks Leaked, 64 Cores, 128 Threads" SegmentNext 8:06 AM
  • "Asus AMD Vega 64 Dual Graphics Card In The Works?" SegmentNext 8:06 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Benchmarks Reveal No Improvement In Games As Compared To X370 CPUs" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "First AMD Threadripper PC system review hits YouTube" Hexus 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K review" Eurogamer 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Confirms Rare Ryzen Linux Anomaly And Fix, EPYC And Threadripper Chips Unaffected" HotHardware 6:08 PM
  • "Oracle Hospitality Service Takes Guesswork Out Of Restaurant Service, Operations" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco's Meraki Admits Losing Customer Data After Misconfiguration" Silicon UK 7:58 AM
  • "Cisco deletes Meraki customer data in config bungle" iTNews Australia 7:58 AM
  • "IBM to pay Indiana state $78m in damages" ZDNet 9:26 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Channel Surfing: Managing For The Next Big Wave" Seeking Alpha 11:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow posts 9th straight record; S&P 500 logs closing high: Semiconductor stocks among the biggest gainers of the day" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Is Back on Track to Close at a Record High as Consumer Staples Lead" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Dow ticks up to record; S&P 500 up despite energy decline" Reuters 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Post 8th Record in a Row: Index advances 1.2% during the week it hit a milestone, helped by jobs data and earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "China's forex reserves rise for 6th straight month: China's foreign-exchange reserves rose for a sixth straight month in July, underscoring Beijing's success in keeping money from moving offshore with some help from a weaker U.S. dollar." MarketWatch 11:42 AM
  • "European stocks end lower after downbeat German data: European stocks largely closed flat to lower Monday after the prior week's sizable rally, limited by a downbeat reading on German industrial output and tumbles for Paddy Power Betfair PLC and PostNL NV." MarketWatch 11:41 AM

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