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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple Has a Surprising New Growth Engine"  Fortune 11:40 AM
  • "The coming Apple Watch won't need to be linked to an iPhone to make calls or stream music"  CNBC 7:41 AM
  • "Report corroborates fall Apple Watch refresh with LTE connectivity, same design" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly make 2 versions of the next generation Apple Watch" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "TrendForce Reports YoY Gain of 3.6% for 2Q17 Notebook Shipments; Apple With a QoQ 17.1% Growth Edged Closer to ASUS in Ranking"  TrendForce 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's Q2 2017 MacBook Sales Increase 17 Percent Over the Previous Quarter" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "On Strength of MacBook, Apple Notebook Sales Surge" 24/7 Wall St. 7:39 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking" The Verge 10:49 AM
  • "Tech Giants to Supreme Court: Protect Cell Phone Data/Apple, Facebook, Google, and others argue that the Fourth Amendment, 'must adapt to the changing realities of the digital era.'" PC Magazine 3:29 PM
  • "Apple Secretly Wants to Be Your Doctor: Apple looks ready to move more into health." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Apple hires former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss to bolster video effort"  AppleInsider 7:53 PM
  • "Apple hires former WGN America president for its growing worldwide video team" 9to5Mac 9:40 PM
  • "How to Stop App Icon Animations in Dock When Opening Mac Apps" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "Recording Voice Memos On Your Mac" MacMost 10:38 AM
  • "How to import notes and files to macOS Sierra's Notes app" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "iFunia Released YouTube Downloader Mac with Playlist Download and Batch Download Functions" iFunia 9:36 PM
  • "BioShock Remastered for Mac gets an official release date and price" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "BioShock Remastered Will Be Coming To The Mac August 22" UberGizmo 7:54 PM
  • "Kano Launches Its Most Accessible Learn-to-Code Kit, Powered by Motion Control" ["Inside the box lies an easy-to-follow storybook that illustrates how sensors work, a suction pad, decorative stickers, USB cable extender and the USB motion sensor, which can connect to any Windows, Mac or Kano Computer Kit."] Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Xojo 2017 Release 2 now available — Make your own Mac and iOS apps" Xojo, Inc. 8:19 AM
  • "Macphun photographers to get retooled Aurora HDR 2018" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Video File List 1.0 released for macOS" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 Converts FLAC Audio Files to MP3 and Other Formats" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Miya Notes - Powerful Mac-Client for Google Keep (Launch Sale)" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Gro Software announces Gro CRM 1.5 - The Mac CRM Small Business Platform" prMac 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Being Default Search on iPhone Costs Google $3B: 50 percent of Google's mobile search revenue is from iOS devices, which makes the huge payment worthwhile." PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Stops Accepting Returns and Exchanges in Hong Kong Ahead of New iPhones" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Tightens Hong Kong Return Policies for a Good Reason" iDrop News 3:28 PM
  • "Apple Is Planning for a Huge iPhone Product Cycle" The Motley Fool 8:07 AM
  • "Apple and the future of the insurance industry" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Aetna may offer customers a free Apple Watch as a perk: The insurer hopes to discount the Apple Watch for people beyond its staff." Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Huawei surpasses Apple in smartphone sales in Europe once again as Xiaomi rises" 9to5Google 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone loses out in new contactless payment support for Beijing public transit" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone Can't Be Used to Pay for Beijing Transport" ["The issue, as noted by the Financial Times, is that Apple doesn't let third-party apps use the contactless payment functionality in the iPhone and Apple Watch."] Fortune 12:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs interviewed 20 people to be CEO of Apple and disliked them all — here's the unconventional way John Sculley wowed him and snagged the offer" Business Insider 10:43 AM
  • "3 CEOs have now quit White House posts in protest of Trump's Charlottesville response" Mashable 7:48 AM
  • "Telekom lets German customers reserve an iPhone 8 – but not by name ..." 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "The story behind this iOS sticker pack is almost better than the stickers themselves" iMore 3:54 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's new tiny SSD is insanely fast and incredibly affordable" BGR 5:10 PM
  • "Average dudes actually have a tough time getting love on dating apps" Mashable 3:13 PM
  • "Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?" Wired 10:57 AM
  • "USB Ports Could Be Silently Leaking Your Personal Data To A Malicious Device" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Robocalls are out of control, and it's not about to get better"  Mashable 10:49 AM
  • "Google Allo is now available for desktop... but who cares?" The Next Web 10:43 AM
  • "Former Google engineer: 'I do not support the alt-right'" CNNMoney 8:16 AM
  • "Broadcom Teases Speedy 802.11ax 'Max WiFi' Chips" PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "Using the smiley face emoji at work makes coworkers think you're dumb" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "Qualcomm to Android users: Apple's iris scanning is NBD/Apple, shmapple. The chipmaker reassures Android users its next generation of processors can match, if not outperform, its rivals." CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Qualcomm suggests Android phones will get same facial-recognition capabilities as iPhone 8 [Video] 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE, iOS 11 App Icon Changes -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-15" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 200: This could be the year" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "Exclusive: iPhone 7s Will Be Thicker, But Gets Thinner Camera Bulge" GigaApple 10:53 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 7s may be thicker due to glass back over aluminum" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "The 'iPhone 7s' Could Be Thicker Due to an All-Glass Design" AppAdvice 6:29 PM
  • "iPhone 8 could launch with Apple Watch 3 on the side: The two products could be announced side by side at next month's iPhone event, according to a report." CNET 3:11 PM
  • "Apple doesn't want you to set your own brightness in iOS 11" The Next Web 11:18 AM
  • "Latest iOS 11 Beta Features Redesigned Icons for Maps, App Store, and Clock Apps" MacTrast 7:56 AM
  • "Here's what's new in iOS 11 beta 6" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 11 App Icon Refresh Hints at Apple's Future Advancements" iDrop News 1:27 PM
  • "iOS 11 Public Beta 5 Is Out - Here's What You Need To Know" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note 8 can't beat the iPhone 7 Plus's AnTuTu benchmark record" BGR 7:58 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Granted 35 Patents Today Covering 3D Mapping Camera Technology, Touch ID and much more" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent Relating to Future iOS Radial Menus for the iPhone and iPad that could use Apple Pencil" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple patent filing is for a single piece iPhone case with a battery and a hinge" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "LucidCam review: Stereoscopic 3D VR creation comes to the masses" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "On Test Part 2: The QNAP TVS-682T Dual Thunderbolt 2 Desktop Shared Storage NAS" 7:52 AM
  • "BloomSky weather station/webcam review: Your eye on the sky" TechHive 7:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 Beta 6: 5 Features and Changes" iPhone Hacks 7:01 PM
  • "How to find your purchased apps in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:14 PM
  • "How to secure AirDrop on your iPhone to prevent unwanted photos on the subway" AppleInsider 12:47 PM
  • "How to Find Your Lost AirPods Using 'Find My iPhone'" MacTrast 10:59 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Assist and Wi-Fi Calling: What's the difference?" Macworld 7:42 AM
  • "How Apple Is Changing the Way We Set Up Devices with iOS 11 and watchOS 4" The Mac Observer 3:09 PM
  • "5 iCloud secrets you've probably missed" Apple Must 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple's Nasty Surprise" Forbes 8:24 PM
  • "Apple Was Just Shut out from Beijing Public Transportation Mobile Fares" The Mac Observer 7:57 PM
  • "Why Apple's Tim Cook didn't quit on Trump—Charlottesville edition/The short answer: He never joined. The long answer: It's complicated." Apple 3.0 11:58 AM
  • "Apple's Patent Struggles and The Untold History of Multitouch" The Mac Observer 10:59 AM
  • "Collect them all: Living the dongle life" Macworld 10:52 AM
  • "Apple may be gambling its future growth by relying so much on Google"  Quartz 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Plus upgrade program is a great idea... for Apple to steal and give to the Mac: I'd sign up for a Mac upgrade plan faster than you could say High Sierra."  Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "Opinion: Now that Allo for web is here, it's time to give Google's messaging app a second chance" 9to5Google 11:44 AM
  • "The Myth of General Purpose Wearables" Tech.pinions 7:52 AM
  • "Comic: Button-Free iPhones?" iMore 8:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Walmart's Vudu video service coming to Apple TV" 9to5Mac 3:14 PM
  • "Apple Pay expands to several more banks across the US, Russia, and China" 9to5Mac 3:14 PM
  • "Twelve South Debuts 'Curve' Stand for Apple Notebooks" MacRumors 11:44 AM
  • "The 'Dungeon Raid' Eulogy - The Best 32-Bit Games That Will Die With iOS 11" Touch Arcade 3:14 PM
  • "'Football Manager Touch 2018' and 'Football Manager Mobile 2018' Are Launching Alongside the PC Version on November 10th" Touch Arcade 12:15 PM
  • "Terrific Tabletop Title 'Tsuro - The Game of the Path' Is Free for the First Time" Touch Arcade 11:38 AM
  • "Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway™ Box Now Shipping: New Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe® Expansion Chassis Connects High-Performance GPU Card to Any eGFX-Compatible Computer for Pro Gaming and Graphics Applications" Wall Street Communications 10:38 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils Collaboratively-Designed, Air Porter In-Flight Carry On Bag" MacPrices 10:38 AM
  • "Introducing FrontRow: The Camera Re-Invented" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Schlage Announces Android™ Phone Compatibility and New Companion Wi-Fi Adapter for Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt: Solution Puts Control in Android™ and iPhone® Users' Fingertips to Access Their Smart Locks From Anywhere" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "Don't Hit! - Defy Gravity and speed through a course of twists and turns" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Pomodororo for iOS - A well thought-out Minimal Productivity Timer" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station provides full power delivery and lots of connectivity options" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits Trump manufacturing council: Intel boss says 'divided political climate' is causing 'serious harm.'" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Intel Is the Third Company to Shame Trump and Resign From His Manufacturing Council" Gizmodo 11:05 AM
  • "Intel CEO quits Trump's advisory council, leaving Dell as only tech company" BGR 6:21 AM
  • "Intel CEO's departure makes Dell the last tech company in Trump's council" The Next Web 6:39 AM
  • "Intel CEO quits Trump's manufacturing council, calls out the 'hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville'" TechCrunch 6:24 AM
  • "Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich drops out of Trump council: The president's manufacturing council lost the tech titan's support due to the events in Virginia." Engadget 6:26 AM
  • "Intel CEO leaves Trump manufacturing council" ZDNet 6:25 AM
  • "Intel: successor to 8th-gen Core processors will be 'Ice Lake', running on 10nm+ process" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "8th-generation Intel Core processors unveiling next week" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Intel confirms upcoming 9th-gen 'Ice Lake' CPUs built on 10nm+: But we probably won't see them until 2019" The Inquirer 12:29 PM
  • "Intel's second 10-nanometer chip architecture is Ice Lake: It hasn't launched its first yet." Engadget 9:39 PM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and more at Disrupt SF" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Intel releases midyear diversity report" Seeking Alpha 2:29 PM
  • "Read Microsoft CEO's email to staff about Charlottesville violence" The Verge 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn told to stop hogging its data and let third parties in: It's justice, but it's creepy justice" The Inquirer 6:25 AM
  • "Microsoft ordered to let third parties scrape LinkedIn data" The Verge 6:36 AM
  • "Living with Windows 10 S: It's Just Not Ready (Yet)" Thurrott 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases .NET Core 2.0" Thurrott 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft updates the .NET stack with .NET Core 2.0 and updated Visual Studio. Should you use it?" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 2:30 PM
  • "New features are coming to the Windows Device Portal with the Fall Creators Update" Neowin 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud orchestration company to benefit Azure" Seeking Alpha 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing For HPC Cloud Orchestration" Seeking Alpha 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing for its high-performance cloud computing expertise" GeekWire 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to boost Big Compute and cloud HPC capabilities for Azure" Neowin 2:09 PM
  • "Egress CEO: Microsoft's impressive additions to Office 365 could be bad news for startups" Neowin 3:24 PM
  • "Oracle's Hurd, ATT's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal: In this QA, the CEOs of ATT Communications and Oracle talk about working together to move thousands of databases to the cloud" IDG News Service 7:22 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple plans to sell C$2.5 billion in bonds in Canada: IFR" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Apple is moving higher after big-name money managers pile into shares" Business Insider 10:43 AM
  • "Apple's stock heads for 3rd straight gain as Tepper, Buffett boost positions" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "Apple to borrow again with company's first-ever Canadian dollar bond" AppleInsider 10:52 AM
  • "Apple Stock Predictions 2018: Is Investing in the Potential Trillion-Dollar Company the Right Move?" Profit Confidential 7:37 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Buybacks Are Plunging and That Should Fire Off Several Warning Signs: Share buybacks are slumping this year." TheStreet 6:33 PM
  • "Amazon's debt offering to fund Whole Foods acquisition includes 40-year bond" USA Today 12:25 PM
  • "Global stocks rise after diplomatic overtures by Koreas, US" FOXBusiness 7:46 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,333.01 down -7.22 points" Nasdaq 6:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After Volatile Week: Solid corporate earnings and fading alarm over U.S.-North Korea conflict boost markets world-wide" [Paid Membership Required] 12:28 PM
  • "Asian stocks bounce back as North Korean threat recedes" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "European stocks cheer North Korea's pullback on missile threat" MarketWatch 7:47 AM

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