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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren reads the tea leaves from WWDC sees "shape of a few of Apple's plans to come"; Cult of Mac explores Apple's ability to trick "our brains into accepting high prices"; $1 trillion back in Apple's sights with trade deal according to analyst; Tim Cook met with President Trump this week discussing trade, immigration; Adobe shows prototype AI tool that can spot Photoshopped faces; CryptoKit presages iPhone as crypto wallet?; Counterpoint's examination of global true wireless hearables market finds Apple's growth level from last quarter; Apple Maps look-around smoother than Google's according to comparison; will USB-C finally come to iPhones this year?; Rene Ritchie has a go with iPad Pro running iPadOS; Dennis Sellers gets early look at Mutrics sunglasses/speaker combo; Dieter Bohns finally turns on iMessage.

  • "Crowded TV Marketplace Gets Ready for Three Tech Giants"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Apple's an exceptional brand — and I really hope it doesn't turn into a TV company"  CNBC 6:48 PM
  • "Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows"  Jakarta Post 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales expected to jump by 33% in 2018" BGR 12:38 PM
  • "Clash of 2 tech titans: What Apple and Qualcomm are really fighting about" San Diego Tribune 8:33 AM
  • "Apple uses hidden webpage to recruit cloud infrastructure engineer" AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "'Planet of the Apps' wasn't a great show, but it was still a success for Apple"  Mashable 7:26 AM
  • "Apple in talks with Hollywood to offer early digital movie rentals: Apple and Comcast want to develop a $30 to $50 premium movie download service" ITP Technology 7:43 AM
  • "Apple is now taking donations for the Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes: Donations won't qualify as a charitable donation" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Apple now accepting donations for Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows"  AFP 8/19
  • "Apple adds 'police button' feature to iPhones that lets you quickly switch off the fingerprint scanner" Daily Mail (UK) 8/19
  • "Apple looks for exceptional engineer with a secret job posting" 9to5Mac 8/19
  • "NBD, just a liquid cooled, Ryzen-powered Hackintosh inside a cheesegrater Power Mac G5 case [Video] 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "Hands on: ScreenFlow 7 update turns the screen recording app into a video suite" AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Hands On: Next Generation Skype Preview for Windows 7, 8.1, and Mac Desktops" SuperSite for Windows 8/18
  • "How to Download a Webpage Archive with Safari for Mac" OS X Daily 8/18
  • "Finding Your iPad Backup Files" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/18
  • "iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication" Computerworld 8/18
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Finder Views" MacMost 8/18
  • "Mac Subscription Apps Are Killing My Budget" Mac 360 8/18
Press Releases
  • "Racing game F1 2017 is coming to Mac August 25!" Mac Gamer HQ 8/19
  • "iFunia Released YouTube Downloader Mac with Playlist Download and Batch" prMac 8/18
  • "F1 2017 arrives Aug 25 for Mac, check out the new gameplay trailer [Video] 9to5Mac 8/18
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple leases big Santa Clara buildings, launches construction" The Star: Malaysia 9:22 PM
  • "There's a New Apple Support Phishing Scam Making the Rounds" AppAdvice 8/19
  • "Functional Apple I computer to hit online auction block in September" AppleInsider 8/19
  • "Hacker claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security/iOS users beware: A hacker has just published a decryption key for the Apple Secure Enclave, which is responsible for processing Touch ID transactions."  TechRepublic 8/18
  • "Apple won't release a fix for Secure Enclave's exposed decryption key" iDownload Blog 8/18
  • "Apple's impenetrable security chip is penetrated by hacker" Cult of Mac 8/18
  • "Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017" DigiTimes 8/18
  • "Apple Watch suppliers say shipments expected to reach 15m this year, 20m next" 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "Apple Watch shipments will reach new highs in 2017" Cult of Mac 8/18
  • "Apple might wind up shipping a ridiculous 15 million Apple Watches by the end of the year" Mashable 8/18
  • "Apple leases big Santa Clara buildings, launches construction" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8/18
  • "New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad" TechCrunch 8/18
  • "Apple just released 6 videos showcasing new iPad features in iOS 11" Mashable 8/18
  • "Apple posts mini video tutorials detailing drag and drop, Dock & other iOS 11 iPad features" iDownload Blog 8/18
  • "Today in Apple history: 'Misunderstood' iPhone ad wins Emmy" Cult of Mac 8/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Elon Musk among tech founders to call for UN to ban 'killer robots'" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Google Home Bluetooth Audio Streaming Finally Rolled-Out In Latest Firmware Update" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark: The case comes two months after court's 'offensive' trademarks ruling." Ars Technica 1:39 PM
  • "Elgato Cam Link repurposes DSLRs and camcorders, making them high-quality webcams" Neowin 8/19
  • "New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app" TechCrunch 8/18
  • "Congressmen Ask Federal Watchdog to Investigate FCC Cyberattack" Inside Sources 8/18
  • "Android O, Google's response to Apple's iOS 11, will be revealed next Monday amid solar eclipse" AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 may have even smaller bezels" The Verge 8/18
  • "FCC Pledges Openness -- Just Don't Ask To See Complaints" Wired 8/18
  • "Women in cybersecurity push for cultural shift" CNET 8/18
  • "Electronic Frontier Foundation speaks out in favor of free speech after neo-Nazi websites are blocked" BetaNews 8/18
  • "EFF warns blocking neo-Nazi sites may threaten free speech" Engadget 8/18
  • "Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone's security: Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more." Ars Technica 8/18
  • "Wisconsin Assembly Approves $3 Billion Tax Package for Foxconn" [Paid Membership Required] 8/18
  • "Cool Stuff Found, NAS Advice, and Geek Challenges – Mac Geek Gab 671" The Mac Observer 11:13 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: iPhone photography with guest Shawn King" The Loop 8/18
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 133 | LTE Apple Watch doubts, controversial iOS 11 icons and Apple's TV ambitions" 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "Apple's Secure Enclave Encryption Key Revealed, Apple Music Content Investment -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-18" The Mac Observer 8/18
  • "Apple takes on Netflix, HBO, Amazon with $1B budget (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 96)" CNET 8/18
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks LTE Apple Watch, 'iPhone 8,' and CarPlay" AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Is Apple TV about to hit the shelves? 'Leaked' photos appear to show new television display inside company's secret testing facility"  Daily Mail (UK) 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone 8 to Stick With Edge-to-Edge OLED Glass – Will Not Get Curved Panel Despite Regular Rumors" WCCFTech 7:43 AM
  • "iPhone 8 wireless charger to be sold as separate accessory, reports show" Telegraph 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Claims iOS 11 Update Stops Hacking Tool That Can Easily Brute Force iPhone 7 Passcodes" HotHardware 8/19
  • "Leaked images give us a look at Apple's A11 chip for the iPhone 8" Mashable 8/18
  • "The iPhone's most secure component was 'hacked' but there's no reason to panic" BGR 8/18
  • "Apple Inc.'s Brilliant Move: Apple's iOS sheds its 32-bit legacy this fall." The Motley Fool 8/18
  • "Case manufacturer says Apple likely to ditch Touch ID in 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Warning: New iPhone scam tries to steal your Apple login" BGR 8/18
  • "Here are the iPhones and iPads that Don't Support iOS 11 ARKit" The Mac Observer 8/18
  • "iOS 11 'cop button' also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious" 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "iPhone Pro and iOS 12 Concept Features HomeBar With Virtual Home Button [Images] iClarified 8/18
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/18
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/18
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/18

  • "Review: Alpine's iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "First look: Adata SE730H portable USB-C SSD a good solution for external OS installs, Time Machine" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "iPad buyers guide"  iMore 8/19
  • "Apple 12.9-Inch IPad Pro And Microsoft Surface Pro Comparison – The Battle Of The Tablets" Tech.Blorge 8/19
  • "Review: Apple finally matches the hype with latest iPad Pro 10.5/The iOS 11 software upgrade shifts the device into a new dimension where it can now be considered a viable laptop replacement but the hefty price tag gives pause for thought" South China Morning Post 8/19
  • "The 2017 iMac 5K PCie flash storage versus other recent Macs" Bare Feats 8/18
  • "Review: Mophie Powerstation & Anker PowerCore+ USB-C battery packs for MacBook & MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "Netgear Arlo Go review: This security camera lets you roam free" TechHive 8/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Plan an Outing in iMessage" AppAdvice 6:29 PM
  • "Google Docs has finally made working from my iPad possible: A little thing that makes a big difference" The Verge 8/18
  • "New iOS App Using Potzval Lens Bokeh Effect: SWRLY" eXtensions 8/18
  • "Cat Quest Review: A wildly entertaining RPG that is nearly 'purr-fect'!" iMore 8/18
  • "Evergrow for iPhone proves matching-based puzzle games are actually super exciting" Macworld 8/18
  • "How to use your iPhone to get the most out of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse" iMore 6:30 PM
  • "Blacken your Status Bar's background and colorize its text with this tweak" iDownload Blog 7:42 AM
  • "How to take photos of the Solar Eclipse with your smartphone" iMore 8/19
  • "How to shoot the Aug. 21 solar eclipse on an iPhone" AppleInsider 8/19
  • "How to Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 8/18
  • "How to improve iOS 8 performance on your iPhone or iPad" Computerworld 8/18
  • "How To Use Apple AirPods With CarPlay" Redmond Pie 8/18
  • "How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8/18
  • "Best way to travel with Apple Watch" iMore 12:39 PM
  • "15 Things to Ask Siri to Do That'll Make Your Life Easier: Put Siri to work!" Popular Mechanics 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Leak Reveals A Nasty New Surprise" Forbes 6:37 PM
  • "New iMac Pro release date - news, rumours, price, features and specs: The powerful new iMac Pro will arrive in December 2017. Here's everything you need to know, from design and tech specs to UK price and release date" Macworld UK 12:40 PM
  • "So bad they're good: iPhone 8 survey results" Macworld 8/19
  • "Six features the iPhone needs to stay ahead of Android" ZDNet 8/19
  • "What Apple Must Fear: Apple could feel the heat from Samsung."  TheStreet 8/18
  • "Apple's Siri Provides Clues About Whether Robots Will Put US All Out of Work" The Mac Observer 8/18
  • "On the road in sensor city – Apple Car is coming, don't hold your breath" Apple Must 8/18
  • "Here's What the iPhone 8 With Edge-to-Edge Display Looks Like in a Case" MacRumors 8/18
  • "iOS 11"s SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Require Passcode" Daring Fireball 8/18
  • "Apple, Netflix And The New World (Video) Order" Seeking Alpha 8/18
  • "Everything You Need to Know about the Apple Secure Enclave Hack" The Mac Observer 8/18
  • "Apple's 'cop button' won't keep your iPhone safe from the police" The Next Web 8/18
  • "The pros and cons of a cellular Apple Watch: Do we really need an Apple Watch with LTE? We address the rumors with a pros and cons list." Macworld 8/18
  • "Architizer Asks—Which is Best Laptop for Architects: Mac or PC?" Architosh 8/18
  • "Chromebooks will not move into business if they cannot be bought" ZDNet 7:12 PM
  • "This is everything Google knows about you - and how to switch it off: Many are left wondering exactly what the global search giant knows - and how they know" Birmingham Mail 8/19
  • "How to use your Google Voice or Project Fi number for outgoing Google Home calls" 9to5Google 8/18
  • "GoDaddy and Google just hate site decision is the start of a slippery slope" Mashable 8/18
  • "Even with a notch, the Essential Phone's screen is stunning" Mashable 8/18
  • "Essential phone review: Groundbreaking but flawed" VentureBeat 8/18
  • "Axios Review: Andy Rubin's phone is gorgeous, if not essential" Axios 8/18
  • "Essential Phone review: Pure Android at its best, but with some bugs" Mashable 8/18
  • "Review: Essential Phone" Wired 8/18
  • "Essential 360° Camera: Hands-On First Impressions" Wired 8/18
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LaunchTime for iOS Update is Available on the App Store" prMac 8/19
  • "Apple releases iOS iPad capabilities in new 'how-to' videos: Videos explaining complicated new multitasking system, array of gestures are explained" Business Standard 8/19
  • "Untethered iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.3, iOS 9.1 Jailbreak BetterHomeDepot Released" WCCFTech 8/19
  • "Coming August 19: Gene Steinberg meets Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus and TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8/18
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Data Wing'" Touch Arcade 8/18
  • "Untether Released for HomeDepot Jailbreak of 32-Bit Devices [iOS 9.1-9.3.4] [Video] iClarified 8/18
  • "Slack for iOS Gains Quick Replies for Notifications" MacStories 8/18
  • "'Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition' Launches as Planned on Android, iOS Version Delayed Until Next Week" Touch Arcade 8/18
  • "32-Bit Games 'Plants Vs Zombies', 'Peggle Classic', and 'Solitaire Blitz' Are Gone From the App Store" Touch Arcade 8/18
  • "D-Pad calc - The Best Watch Calculator for Apple Watch" prMac 8/18
  • " The Schoolsky Apple-I: Take a byte of Apple Computer history with this rare vintage computer from 1976." Charity Buzz 8/18
  • "Norton Core Secure Wi-Fi Router Now Available to U.S. Consumers" MacPrices 8/18
  • "Apple silently kills off some colors for iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch accessories" AppleInsider 8/18
  • "Some official Apple accessory colors seemingly being quietly discontinued in run-up to new models" 9to5Mac 8/18
  • "Yes, there is a charging dock for your AirPods case" iDownload Blog 8/18
  • "The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in door air pollution" Apple World Today 8/18
Computer Industry
  • "Watch Microsoft's Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Gamescom event at 3PM Eastern: Expect to hear more about Xbox One X and, of course, games." Engadget 5:00 PM
  • "Trump's relations with leaders of industry strain as Microsoft departs from advisory board" Neowin 12:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's custom Minecraft Xbox One looks like it came out of the game" The Verge 11:26 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake-U 15W CPUs Detailed – Core i7-8650U, Core i7-8550U Performance and Specifications Unveiled in Multiple Leaks" WCCFTech 6:36 PM
  • "Move over America: China joins the ranks of the world's biggest tech companies" Seattle Times 8:01 PM
  • "Intel 8th-gen desktop CPU to enjoy increase in core count Intel's upcoming 8th-generation desktop CPUs will up core counts across the board." blasting news 8/19
  • "Intel To Eclipse The Competition On Monday" Seeking Alpha 8/19
  • "Microsoft: 'Bing is Bigger Than You Think'" Thurrott 8/19
  • "Bing grabs 33% market share in the U.S according to data presented by Microsoft" Neowin 8/19
  • "Microsoft: Bing's US Market Share Is Wildly Underestimated" Gizmodo 8/19
  • "Microsoft promises speed boost for Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" gHacks 8/19
  • "First Look: Microsoft Surface Pro" Augustman 8/19
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Have New Feature to Prevent WannaCry-like Attacks: Microsoft will introduce 'Controlled folder access' inside its Windows Defender Security Centre in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update." TechNews 18 8/19
  • "Dell founder offers low-key response to Charlottesville violence: He's not ruffling any feathers." Engadget 8/19
  • "A deeper look at Al Foah's recent Oracle HCM implementation: H.E. Mohammad Ghanem Al Mansoori takes ACN into the world of dates and breakdown Al Foah Company's implementation of Oracle HCM" ITP Technology 8/19
  • "IBM Retirement Fund Boosts Position in Cigna Corporation (CI)" Week Herald 8/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Is Bruised, But Is It Still a Buy?" InvestorPlace 8/18
  • "Exclusive: Watch the big hedge funds roll their Apple dice" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8/18
Industry News
  • "Stocks end lower; Dow, S&P 500 book 2nd weekly loss in a row and Nasdaq logs 4th: Dow hobbled by Nike drop after Foot Locker earnings" MarketWatch 8/18
  • "A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized" Associated Press 8/18
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline in Quiet Trading: Indexes rise briefly following reports that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was leaving" [Paid Membership Required] 8/18
  • "Nikkei slumps to 3-month low as Asian markets dip: An attack in Barcelona, in which at least 13 people died, as well as political uncertainties in the U.S. and simmering geopolitical tensions had nervous investors shifting their money from global risk assets to safer havens." MarketWatch 8/18
  • "European stocks sell off after deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona: Spanish stocks slumped Friday, as part of a wider selloff across European markets a day after terrorists killed at least 13 people in the heart of Barcelona." MarketWatch 8/18

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