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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.

  • "Here's proof (from 1988!) that Apple leaks are nothing new"  Fast Company 8:01 AM
  • "iPad vs Mac: Episode 7/With the sophisticated user interface and powerful system apps afforded by iOS 11, the iPad feels like it's finally reaching maturity. But what does the device's clarified identity say about the Mac's future?"  Monday Note 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's $1 billion TV investment helps company compete with Spotify in near term"  MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's $1 billion video plan should worry Spotify, not Netflix" Markets Insider 1:02 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s iTunes Plan Is Scaring Movie Theater Chains" InvestorPlace 11:51 AM
  • "Apple Pay Usage Estimated to Rise Sharply in United States Due to Frustration With Slow Chip-and-PIN Cards" MacRumors 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Pay likely to get boost from Visa & Mastercard mandating contactless payment terminals" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "Qualcomm fighting hard to avoid adjudication of Apple's patent infringement defenses" Foss Patents 3:00 PM
  • "Andrea Electronics Corporation's Trial Against Apple Inc. for Patent Infringement to Begin at the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 21, 2017" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Apple updates Safari Extensions webpage with focus on Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 6:18 PM
  • "Apple seeds beta 7 of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, and tvOS 11" iDownload Blog 12:38 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers" MacRumors 12:52 PM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra Developer Beta 7 Build (17A352a)" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "Logic Pros Review: Syntronik's massive collection of classic synth emulations" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "How to Securely Dispose of Your Old Mac" Intego 11:01 AM
  • "3 Ways To Protect Against Forgetting Your Mac Password" MacMost 7:39 AM
  • "Apple spending $1bn on TV production -how much on Final Cut Pro X post?" Alex4D 7:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "Affinity Photo 1.6.4 update headlined by new Macro studio, 3D LUT exports [Video] 9to5Mac 1:53 PM
  • "Chronos Announces SIX Major App Upgrades & Special Offer" Chronos 12:56 PM
  • "Let's bring Sociable Soccer to Mac and Linux!" Mac Gamer HQ 12:36 PM
  • "Sudden Strike 4 Joins the Fight on Mac" prMac 11:01 AM
  • "CleanMyMac 3.8.6" TidBITS 8:32 AM
  • "iStat Menus serves up all the Stats you could want (and more) about your Mac" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices: with more security" ["As with fingerprint recognition, the facial images are securely stored only on the device itself, not in the cloud. History—from Apple's battles with domestic law enforcement over unlocking iPhones to Amazon's insistence that the Alexa doesn't upload anything until it hears its wake word—suggests companies will use this privacy as a selling point."] [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "WSJ: iPhone 8's deep-sensing 3D scanner works in complete darkness" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "More Details on iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Emerge" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Top 10 Smartwatch Manufacturers : Riding the Popularity Wave for these Multidisciplinary Gadgets" [Apple #1 "Coming on the heels of the successful Apple Watch launch in 2015 and with regular upgrades, it is clear that Apple is on top of its game in a way like none other. The secret lies in their product line and design standards. With the introduction of a sequence of smartwatches including Hermes, Nike+ along with series 1 and 2, Apple watches deliver a slew of compelling features as part of their offering."] Technavio 8:24 AM
  • "Your interview starts now: Apple hides engineer job application deep within its website - and congratulates those who can locate it with the message 'Hey there! You found us'" Daily Mail (UK) 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "PSA: Scam Phone Call Claims to Be from 'Apple Support" The Mac Observer 10:03 AM
  • "Sue Allen: Siri's moved on to become a sassy and amusing bot" Stuff: New Zealand 2:44 PM
  • "iPhone 8 emergency mode locks out thieves" Telegraph 8:27 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple fan Jerry Seinfeld joins the dark side" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CNN is ditching its Snapchat Discover magazine in favor of a daily Snapchat news show: CNN hopes millennials want to get their news on Snapchat." Recode 6:42 PM
  • "Android Oreo released by Google" BBC 1:59 PM
  • "It's official: Google's latest mobile OS is named Android 8.0 Oreo" 9to5Google 1:54 PM
  • "Android O is officially called Android Oreo" TechCrunch 1:54 PM
  • "Girls Who Code founder: Men build technologies to 'replace their mothers'" CNNMoney 11:01 AM
  • "Guy falls into a giant sinkhole because he was too busy looking at his phone" Mashable 7:55 AM
  • "Adam Engst, Joe Kissell, Chuck Joiner Live at MacGroup-Detroit's 31st Celebration" MacVoices 9:34 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Bloomberg Consumer Tech Reporter Mark Gurman" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "Podcast: In conversation with Louis Rossetto, Wired-cofounder – Om Malik" Om Malik 1:53 PM
  • "Apple AI expert, Tom Gruber explains Siri's 'humanistic AI' at TED" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Apple's Potential Movie Deal and Ways to Avoid Scam Calls -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-21" The Mac Observer 11:55 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple Watch LTE, Wearables Update, and Fall Preview" Tech.pinions 10:05 AM
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 8' Component Leaks Continue With OLED Display Assembly, Lightning and Power Flex Cables" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "iPhone 8 display assembly, flex cables and more pictured in latest component leak" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "iPhone 8 unlikely to have curved edge display: source/Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 is unlikely to have a curved edge display despite rampant speculation that the new device may adopt the design with its organic light-emitting diode panels having a flexible nature." The Korea Herald 7:57 AM
  • "Asian report says iPhone 8 face recognition system will work in 'millionths of a second'" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "KGI: Apple's iPhone 8 ahead of Qualcomm with 3D sensing tech by 2 years" 9to5Mac 3:05 PM
  • "Apple holds commanding lead over Qualcomm in 3D sensing tech development by nearly two years" AppleInsider 4:08 PM
  • "iOS 11 squashes a bug which let a $500 guessing box crack iPhone 7 passcodes" iDownload Blog 11:01 AM
  • "5 iOS 11 Features That Will Help Free Up Storage Space on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 11:16 AM
  • "Apple just shared iOS 11 beta 7 to developers" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
  • "tvOS 11 developer beta 7 rolling out for the Apple TV now" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Seventh Beta Version of watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to Developers" AppAdvice 12:51 PM
  • "New tvOS 11 Beta References 'J105a,' Code Name for Upcoming Apple TV with 4K Support" MacRumors 1:59 PM
  • "References to New 4K Apple TV Found in tvOS 11 Beta 7" iClarified 6:11 PM
  • "AirPods now 2-3 weeks out from Apple, Best Buy and others have stock" 9to5Mac 6:46 PM
  • "AirPods ship times drop to 2-3 weeks from Apple amid immediate availability from resellers" AppleInsider 6:46 PM
  • "Intel details 8th-generation Core i7, i5 processors suitable for MacBook, dual-core MacBook Pro refresh" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "Intel Launches First Eighth-Generation Core Processors, Paving Way For Quad-Core 13-Inch MacBook Pro" MacRumors 12:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "Video: Apple eGPU developer kit tested with a 15-inch Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 4:09 PM
  • "Essential Phone vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Can the Android newcomer take out Apple?" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "Essential Phone vs iPhone 7 Plus" DailyTech 8:37 AM
  • "Geeni Surge review: This smart surge protector falls short on automation and documentation" TechHive 7:55 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in iOS 11 beta 7? Hands-on with new features and changesĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 9:28 PM
  • "Videos in iOS 11 beta show alternate Control Center, app switcher gestures on iPhone without Touch ID" AppleInsider 9:28 PM
  • "Early iOS 11 Videos Appear to Depict Prototype Control Center and App Switcher Gestures" MacRumors 9:28 PM
  • "Video: iOS 11 beta 7 brings small changes and tweaks before widespread release this fall" iDownload Blog 4:08 PM
  • "iOS 11 to Bring Do Not Disturb While Driving" TidBITS 9:20 AM
  • "Blast boats out of the water in Rovio's raucous Battle Bay" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "How to use the trackpad on the Siri Remote" iMore 2:10 PM
  • "How to Remove a Keyboard Language from iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 12:38 PM
  • "How to download Apple's iOS 11 beta for iPhone and iPad" Telegraph 11:18 AM
  • "How to set a timer to stop playing music and movies on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:41 AM
  • "How to watch today's total solar eclipse on your Apple devices" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "How to view the solar eclipse on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "How to temporarily disable Touch ID at the Lock screen & require a passcode" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Last Minute Tips for Taking Eclipse Photos With Your iPhone" The Mac Observer 11:46 AM
  • "AccuWeather iOS app misleads users as it sends location data even when denied access" 9to5Mac 9:28 PM
  • "7 Important Times Apple Took a Decisive Political Stance" iDrop News 2:07 PM
  • "Can Apple Do Us A Favor And Kill iTunes?"  Forbes 12:52 PM
  • "Will Apple Inc.'s Fingerprint Fail Hurt iPhone 8 Sales?" The Motley Fool 11:01 AM
  • "Cassandra -If it ain't broke... iTunes App Store Unwelcome Changes" eXtensions 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Watch LTE: Data dreams and power expectations" iMore 9:41 AM
  • "Latest iOS beta offers quick way to force passcode reentry" The Loop 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Sticks by iPad: When the going got tough for Apple's iPad, the company doubled-down on the product category, in stark contrast to what its peers did." The Motley Fool 9:21 AM
  • "Will Apple Inc.'s Fingerprint Fail Hurt iPhone 8 Sales?" The Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "RBC: Why Apple is really building a $1B TV war chest" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone Pro Concept Running iOS 12 is the Smartphone We Want This Year – Images" WCCFTech 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Has a Worrisome Design Flaw (Report)" Tom's Guide 8:28 AM
  • "10 years of the iPhone" Telecoms 8:27 AM
  • "iPhone 8? Why would Apple call it that? Commentary: Many seem confident that Apple will soon present two phones called iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus and an iPhone 8. Is that the best Apple can do?" CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Weapon is its Generation Z Brand Appeal" Apple Must 7:50 AM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo Review: A Dunkable New Version of Android!" Digital Trends 4:09 PM
  • "The Essential Phone is your best 'iPhone 8' equivalent on Android" iMore 2:16 PM
  • "What Tech Companies Are Doing Wrong With Extremists" TechNewsWorld 1:54 PM
  • "Parsing US Online Subscription Trends" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:05 AM
  • "Nvidia, GeForce, and the Third Gaming Platform" Tech.pinions 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "UAG Metropolis for Apple iPad Pro 10.5: Impact resistance, Pencil holder, Smart Keyboard compatible" ZDNet 4:26 PM
  • "Upcoming 'Swipe Manager: Soccer' Is 'Reigns' and 'Tinder' for Sports" Touch Arcade 2:20 PM
  • "Longtime label holdout Drag City puts catalog on Apple Music" AppleInsider 12:52 PM
  • "Promise Technology Unveils New 'Apollo Cloud 2 Duo' Personal Cloud Storage Device" MacRumors 11:51 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 21: Rob Pegoraro, ChronoSync, Photos, and Girls Rule!" The MUG Center 9:39 AM
  • "Getting Rewarded For Your Diaper Purchases? There's an App for That!" Business Wire 8:08 AM
  • "Neoappz Releases Instant Translator 2.0 with New Features" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "'Hey Siri, pay Aunt Maud £150': Barclays launches first voice-activated banking" Telegraph 8:40 AM
  • "Barclays iPhone app update allows for payments to be sent to contacts with Siri" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Siggraph 2017 — Detailed Show Reports on Computer Graphics Conference and Expo" Architosh 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's speech recognition engine is as good as a person" IT PRO 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft breaks its own speech recognition accuracy record" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Cortana Is Becoming a Better Listener" Fortune 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana can now recognise human speech with the same accuracy as a professional human transcriber" Daily Mail (UK) 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's speech recognition system achieves new milestone" Financial Express 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's speech recognition tech is now more accurate than ever before" MSPoweruser 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens wins IDSA International Design Excellence Award" MSPoweruser 8:47 AM
  • "Black version of Microsoft Surface Book appears in Intel video promoting 8th-gen processors" Neowin 8:03 PM
  • "MPA and IBM to roll out three modules in joint project on analytics-based technologies" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "HP's new ProBook laptops boast 8th-gen processors and beefy battery life" TechRadar UK 8:37 AM
  • "HP launches ProBook 400 G5 business laptops with Kaby Lake Refresh chips" Liliputing 8:36 AM
  • "HP's Newest Probook 400 G5 Upgrades To Intel 8Th Gen Notebook CPUs" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Intel boosts chip speed by 40 per cent" CRN UK 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Says New PC Chip Is 'Once-in-a-Decade' Performance Boost" Bloomberg 8:31 AM
  • "Should You Wait to Buy a Laptop with 8th Gen Core?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:31 AM
  • "Intel's New Coffee Lake Processors: What You Need to Know" Gizmodo 8:31 AM
  • "Intel's eighth-gen CPUs will be more powerful than we thought" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's new 8th-gen Core processors promise massive performance gains" BetaNews 7:51 AM
  • "Intel targets 8th Gen Core laptop processors at video editors and VR fans" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "Intel's 8th-gen Core CPUs could boost laptop performance by 40 percent" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel Teases 40% Performance Boost With 8th-Gen Core i5, i7" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Intel to launch new 8th generation Kaby Lake Core processors today" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "The first Intel 8th Gen CPUs are a Kaby Lake refresh to take on AMD's Raven Ridge" PCGamesN 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle's 'Parallel Query Allocate Buffer' Latch" DatabaseJournal 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy Springpath for $320 Million: Deal for partner in hyperconverged-systems market expected to close later this year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Cisco buys Springpath for $320 million" ZDNet 4:26 PM
  • "Cisco to acquire hyperconvergence software company Springpath for $320 million" VentureBeat 8:23 AM
  • "Cisco rolls out industry-first security features for Spark" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "What The Market Is Missing About Cisco" Seeking Alpha 8:22 AM
  • "Trapped: Cisco Got You Again, Didn't It? By Michael Kramer | August 21, 2017 — 6:00 AM EDT" Investopedia 8:22 AM
  • "Cisco rolls out industry-first security features for Spark" ZDNet 7:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "All eyes on Apple for Taiwan's Tech Stocks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:37 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 halt skid, but Nasdaq ends lower a 3rd session in a row on light volume/Analyst: 'Market sentiment is fairly negative'" MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "Stocks Under Pressure With Bulls on Sidelines and Crude Oil Lower" TheStreet 4:28 PM
  • "S&P 500 ends up slightly after two days of losses" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Higher After Selloff: Blue chips rise modestly, despite pressure on energy stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Australia, Japan lead Asian market decliners: Stocks started the week modestly lower in Asia, following some sizable declines worldwide at the end of last week." MarketWatch 7:12 AM
  • "European stocks end lower, but Fiat Chrysler and Maersk shine: European stocks closed lower Monday as investors grappled with renewed U.S.-North Korea tensions, but deal news helped lift shares of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV." MarketWatch 11:10 AM

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