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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.

  • "USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof" ["The USITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, CA, as the respondent in this investigation."] United States International Trade Commission 2:55 PM
  • "Apple faces US agency investigation in Qualcomm legal spat: The US International Trade Commission, which has the power to bar products from entering the country, will investigate Qualcomm's complaints against Apple."  CNET 2:55 PM
  • "U.S. to review Qualcomm's complaints about Apple iPhone patents" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "This Apple Inc. iPhone 'Super Cycle' Could Have Staying Power: Apple may enjoy two consecutive successful iPhone cycles."  The Motley Fool 7:53 AM
  • "All 2017 iPhones to Come in Only Three Colors, Launch Simultaneously in September" MacRumors 1:04 PM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 will launch with iPhone 7s, limited to three colors and short supply" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Trai raps Apple for 'colonising data' in India, says it's anti-customer"  Times of India 8:10 AM
  • "Apple accused of 'anti-consumer' behaviour by Indian regulator: India has a Do Not Disturb app to control cold calls and spam, but Apple won't put it in iOS. That's upset the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Fourth macOS High Sierra public beta is now available" 9to5Mac 12:28 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:28 PM
  • "Swift 4 Heads Out of Beta as Swift 5 Development Begins" Apple Must 3:08 PM
  • "How to split a raw+JPEG photo file into its separate parts" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "How to Delete Raw Files from Apple Photos" Kirkville 7:53 AM
  • "How to rename multiple files at once on Mac" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Motion Tip: Setting Precise Widget Snapshot Values" Alex4D 10:07 AM
  • "How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS" OS X Daily 8:10 PM
  • "KeyboardCleanTool makes it easier to clean that dirty Mac keyboard" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "Monthly Expenses On a Single Spreadsheet" MacMost 9:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Slime Rancher is now available for Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 8:03 PM
  • "Rixtag Available for Free Download" Rixstep 1:39 PM
  • "Spark email for Mac gets new Smart Search features" Cult of Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Ghostotter introduces Automator Actions for Apple Pages" prMac 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV tvOS simulator hacked to run in super-sharp 4K" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple TV tvOS Simulator Shown Running in 4K Resolution" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Finally: New Augmented Reality App Mirage Injects the Internet Into Real Life" Wired 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Tiny WestQuay Store Getting Much-Needed Expansion This Weekend" MacRumors 2:44 PM
  • "Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker" AFP 2:43 PM
  • "Foxconn is building an R&D center for autonomous cars in U.S." Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "No print reader on the Apple iPhone 8 may also help Samsung with the S9" Digital Trends 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Expands Free Beats Deal To UK, European Students Buying A MacBook For School" Forbes 8:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Guy Disguised as a Car Seat Is Part of a Virginia Study on Autonomous Vehicles" Wired 8:11 PM
  • "Google's Pixel has an awesome storage trick the iPhone lacks" BGR 8:11 PM
  • "ACLU sues Maine governor for blocking critics on Facebook" Associated Press 3:03 PM
  • "A bot can use your Instagram feed to tell whether you're clinically depressed" 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "The hottest new trend in smartphones is staring you right in the face" CNBC 8:43 AM
  • "Fired Googler faces headwinds making legal case he's the victim" Bloomberg 8:03 PM
  • "The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: he regrets the error" [Paid Membership Required] 8:34 AM
  • "James Damore, Fired for Writing the 'Google Memo,' Just Might Sue" Wired 2:44 PM
  • "Google fires author of controversial diversity memo for breaking company rules" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Google Fires Author of Divisive Memo on Gender Differences" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "The right is coming out in support of the fired author of the Google manifesto" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Google reportedly fires employee behind viral anti-diversity memo" Boston Herald 8:10 AM
  • "Sexism in the tech industry 'needs to be called out'" BBC 8:09 AM
  • "Women In Tech: Celebrating Leaders Who Are Redefining The Future" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "It's Past Time for You To Ditch That Scientific Calculator" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "iOS 11 Dev Beta 5, More 4K Apple TV Hints -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-08" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "Video: Watch Apple's Siri chief talk about the future of AI" Apple Must 12:12 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 199: Digital high five accepted" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 image leaks ahead of launch" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "iPhone 8 design shown off in high-resolution render" BGR 8:12 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 8 Front Glass [Photos] iClarified 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s OLED iPhone 8 Display Tough to Manufacture" The Motley Fool 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 8 may suppress notification sounds if you're looking at it" iDownload Blog 8:11 PM
  • "Apple Watch and watchOS: Features, specs, rumors, how-to, FAQ, tips" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "iPhone screen supplier Japan Display needs cash injection to switch to OLEDs" iDownload Blog 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Releases Fourth iOS 11 Public Beta" MacRumors 12:20 PM
  • "Download iOS 11 Public Beta 4 OTA Update For Your Device" Redmond Pie 12:20 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "A Secret Health Care System Designed for a Future iPhone Surfaced today at the U.S. Patent Office as a Granted Patent" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Future iPhones may double as health data-gathering devices" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for iDevices transitioning to a Vehicle or Home Network" Patently Apple 8:29 AM
  • "Apple has been granted a patent for 'content pods for streaming media services" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Patent: Personalised Programming for Streaming Media Breaks" Alex4D 10:05 AM
  • "Apple Granted 50 Patents Today Covering the iPhone Nano, Cellular MacBook Pro, Integrated Touch Displays & More" Patently Apple 7:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Battery Test : iOS 10.3.3 vs Low Power Mode vs Background App Refresh setting" YouTube: iAppleBytes 9:00 AM
  • "Soul XTRA review: The Bluetooth headphones you can wash" iMore 12:28 PM
  • "Hisense H9D Plus 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, but not enough brightness to make HDR shine" TechHive 8:00 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in iOS 11 beta 5? Hands-on with 20 features and changes [Video] 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Hands-on with iOS 11 beta 5: icon changes, Control Center tweaks & more" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "Disconnect VPN and Content Blocker Review" iDrop News 8:10 PM
  • "My iOS writing app of the moment is Editorial" Six Colors 2:42 PM
  • "How to shoot amazing black-and-white photos on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 2:42 PM
  • "iOS: How to Change Your Playlist Cover Image From the Default" AppAdvice 10:56 AM
  • "Using scenes and automations in Apple's Home app makes the smart home truly smart" iMore 10:56 AM
  • "How to automate your home with Apple's HomeKit, with or without an iPad or Apple TV" AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "13 secrets for taking the best iPhone photos, according to award-winning photographers" Business Insider 1:06 PM
  • "No, you don't need a solar filter on your iPhone" USA Today 7:58 AM
  • "4 Ways Apple Changed the Tech Industry (and the World)" [Slideshow] iDrop News 8:11 PM
  • "I Don't Think There's Going to Be an 'iPhone 7S'" Daring Fireball 7:57 PM
  • "Apple's Instagram is for Tim Cook beauty shots, says Conan/Commentary: As Apple appears on Instagram, Conan O'Brien insists CEO Tim Cook wants bodybuilding shots to be his legacy." CNET 2:42 PM
  • "The iPhone 8 might not come in rose gold: Rosé season is ending" The Verge 2:42 PM
  • "Apple's ARKit: Will networks cope with the bandwidth demands?"  Computerworld 12:13 PM
  • "Feature Request: Give us the option of switching off password blobs" 9to5Mac 9:00 AM
  • "A Thesis for Augmented Reality" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Finally Invents Instagram, Revolutionizing Your iPhone Photos" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Apple: The first practical ARKit app I've seen (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:42 AM
  • "Guilt by association: The Apple Watch versus smartwatches" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Internet thirsty for 'iPhone 8' rumors hype alleged case that could fit literally any iPhone" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "True AI cannot be developed until the 'brain code' has been cracked: Starmind" ZDNet 8:54 PM
  • "Are Smartphones, Social Media—and Designers—Ruining Teenagers?" Subtraction 3:28 PM
  • "Opinion: Google Pixel is still the best Android phone because of its sheer simplicity" 9to5Google 2:56 PM
  • "Pixel 2 leak: Google's 2017 flagship phone belongs in 2016" BGR 9:20 AM
  • "Snap's Path Forward" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:20 AM
  • "Sharp's new phone is half Essential, half iPhone 8" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Google Was Right to Fire the Memo Writer: That his sexist manifesto even gained traction at the company suggests its workplace culture has a long way to go." Slate 10:06 AM
  • "Why it may be illegal for Google to punish that engineer over his now viral anti-diversity memo" CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Comic: The Leaks Are Coming From Inside the Infinite Loop!" iMore 8:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' Television Show Now Available on Apple Music" MacRumors 8:59 PM
  • "Carpool Karaoke The Series Debute Hits Apple Music" The Mac Observer 8:17 PM
  • "Download: Phoenix v3 IPA For iOS 9.3.5 Jailbreak Released" Redmond Pie 8:11 PM
  • "'Moji Match' Is an Emoji 'Word' Game from 'QatQi' Developer" Touch Arcade 8:10 PM
  • "Anchor Introduces Video Generation for Sharing Audio Clips" MacStories 8:10 PM
  • "Zoom Livetrak L-12 mixing desk turns your iPad into a music studio" Cult of Mac 8:10 PM
  • "Wikipedia for iOS adds dark mode, iMessage stickers, and more" 9to5Mac 7:57 PM
  • "Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple's ARKit in iOS 11" AppleInsider 2:56 PM
  • "Epic Games gives developers a taste of ARKit ahead of iOS 11" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "This Unique iPhone Product Should be a Travel Essential" Apple Must 12:49 PM
  • "GM's Cruise launches beta autonomous ride-sharing app with Chevy Bolt EVs" 9to5Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Tynker and Parrot Launch 'Parrot Mambo Code' ー All-in-One Bundle to Teach Kids to Program Parrot Drones" Business Wire 10:52 AM
  • "Acroname Announces World's First Programmable USB Type-C Switch" Business Wire 10:52 AM
  • "Seagate Refreshes Enterprise SSDs With 3D NAND" AnandTech 10:06 AM
  • "'Darkest Dungeon' Descends on Your iPad August 24th" Touch Arcade 2:42 PM
  • "'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius' NieR: Automata Collaboration Event Begins This Friday" Touch Arcade 10:55 AM
  • "The Next 'SEGA Forever' Game Release is Almost Certainly 'Ristar'" Touch Arcade 9:52 AM
  • "Seven iPhone and iPad games that will make you laugh your face off" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "Tile Pro boosts Bluetooth tracker range to 200 feet in stylish and rugged variants" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 security: Here's tech support scammers' latest ploy, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft says that people appreciate Windows 10's new privacy features: Your positive feedback is really helping it out" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Here's tech support scammers' latest ploy, says Microsoft" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft's mixed report card" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft warns of tech support scams using phishing emails" Neowin 12:24 PM
  • "Intel's push for petabyte SSDs requires a new kind of drive: Meet the Ruler." Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Intel unveils new 'Ruler' form factor for SSDs, supports up to 1 petabyte of storage" MSPoweruser 6:42 AM
  • "Intel teases new 'ruler' SSD form factor for super high-density storage racks" Neowin 10:02 AM
  • "Intel To Unveil 8th Gen Core Processors August 21 On Facebook Live During US Solar Eclipse" HotHardware 7:55 PM
  • "Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE launches September 25 for $2,000: Sports a 2.6GHz base clock and 4.4GHz boost—but can it combat AMD's Threadripper?" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Intel has unveiled full specs of Core X-series; 18-core processor available in September" Neowin 6:31 AM
  • "Intel Announcing 8th-Gen Core Processors This Month" LAPTOP Magazine 2:43 PM
  • "First of Intel's Core X-series processor family to be available from 28 August: Full specs released for Intel processor family that will compete head-to-head with AMD's Threadripper" Computing 6:42 AM
  • "Intel unveils specs for Core X-series processor family coming in September: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz out-of-the-box" V3 6:41 AM
  • "Intel details its Core X-Series processors ahead of September launch: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz" The Inquirer 12:33 PM
  • "AMD admits that Ryzen has difficulty with Linux" Fudzilla 6:42 AM
  • "IBM Research achieves new milestone in deep learning performance" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
  • "IBM Research Distributed Deep Learning code breaks accuracy record for image recognition: IBM's machine learning algorithm achieved 33.8% accuracy on image recognition, beating Facebook and Microsoft. It could speed up deep learning training from 'days or hours to minutes or seconds.'" TechRepublic 6:48 AM
  • "IBM beats AI image recognition record using distributed deep learning" The Stack 6:49 AM
  • "AI news: IBM breaks record for AI image recognition accuracy" IT PRO 6:49 AM
  • "IBM AI breakthrough sees firm smash Microsoft's image recognition record: Firm has developed distributed deep learning software to speed things up" The Inquirer 12:32 PM
  • "IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system could improve cancer treatment" The Economic Times 6:50 AM
  • "IBM sues former CIO: Big Blue files lawsuit to stop former executive from working at cloud computing rival AWS" ITP Technology 6:49 AM
  • "IBM To Appeal Order To Pay Indiana $78 Million" WKYU FM 6:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Shares of Apple close at all-time high of $160.08, blowing past previous record" AppleInsider 3:28 PM
  • "Apple touches $161.83, a new all-time intraday high" Apple 3.0 2:42 PM
  • "Apple's Stock Price Rises Above $160 Mark to Set New All-Time High" MacRumors 12:21 PM
  • "What's wrong with this picture?" Apple 3.0 3:28 PM
  • "Why Apple May Be a Big Loser for Investors" Investopedia 8:01 AM
  • "A Covered Call Options Strategy for Apple" [Video] Bloomberg 8:14 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow struggles for 10th straight record as bank stock rally wanes: Dow could close higher for an 11th straight session, longest streak since February" MarketWatch 3:29 PM
  • "Dow's Record-Breaking Streak Under Threat in Final Hour" TheStreet 3:29 PM
  • "Wall Street falls after Trump warning to North Korea" Reuters 3:29 PM
  • "Dow Ends Winning Streak: The blue-chip index ended its streak of nine consecutive record closes through Monday" [Paid Membership Required] 3:28 PM
  • "Asian markets slip amid weakening dollar" MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "European stocks edge lower on downbeat German, Chinese export data" MarketWatch 7:11 AM

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