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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Apple Developing Self-Driving Campus Shuttle Service as Part of Scaled Back Car Effort" MacRumors 8:15 PM
  • "Apple's Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas"  Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "Split between studios & movie theaters intensifies: Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are negotiating a deal with Apple and Comcast to offer audiences digital versions of movies two weeks after their theatre releases" Axios 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's Core ML Brings AI to the Masses" Loup Ventures 7:51 AM
  • "Why I Hope iPhone 8 Includes Facial Recognition: Rumors suggest Apple is adding facial recognition to iPhone 8. I hope this is true; I consider it to be the easiest and best way to authenticate a person on mobile."  PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Says Qualcomm's Evasion Of Patent Exam 'Astounding'" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple cough up meeellions after Australian tax audits" The Register 8:15 PM
  • "Code42 ends consumer CrashPlan backup plans to prioritize business services" AppleInsider 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Moves Some Safari Extensions to Mac App Store" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "Apple iCloud Keychain easily slurped, ElcomSoft says" The Register 3:19 PM
  • "Readdle Extends Spark Functionality With App Integrations" MacStories 8:37 AM
  • "Unlock the macOS Dock's Hidden Secrets in Terminal" Intego 11:08 AM
  • "How to rip a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to Mac" Macworld UK 10:43 AM
  • "How To: Decompile Android APKs and enable in-development features in some apps" 9to5Google 2:03 PM
  • "Reformatting Phone Numbers in Numbers" MacMost 1:56 PM
  • "macOS Server wish list: What we'd love to see next!" iMore 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mireth Technology updates NetShred X for Firefox 55, Chrome 59 - Version 5.1 released" Mireth Technology 1:56 PM
  • "Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro creator Randy Ubillos awarded 2017 SMPTE award" Alex4D 9:42 AM
  • "VMWare Announces Fusion 10 w/ macOS High Sierra and Touch Bar Support" MacTrast 8:49 AM
  • "Elcomsoft Phone Breaker 7.0 Extracts and Decrypts iCloud Keychain" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "DriveSavers Data Recovery Ready for New Apple File System" Business Wire 8:41 AM
  • "'BioShock Remastered' Launches for macOS Computers on Steam, Mac App Store Coming Soon" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "Mac virtualization: Parallels and VMware want you to buy new versions" Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Comes With High Sierra Support and Touch Bar Integration" MacRumors 7:22 AM
  • "If iStat Menus overwhelms you, check out Stater for macOS" Apple World Today 7:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Samsung Continue To Lose Smartphone Market Share In Shift Toward More Value"  Seeking Alpha 2:42 PM
  • "Apple 'spaceship' neighbors: Some say life has been hell/Company says it has worked hard to be a good neighbor and respond to concerns"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 12:23 PM
  • "Apple iMessage use outstrips Facebook Messenger and Snapchat among US youths"  Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "How Apple could make smartwatches more popular, and potentially help Fitbit: Smartwatches that do not rely on phones will make the devices more in-demand, Benchmark analysts say" MarketWatch 8:15 PM
  • "AirPods are shipping faster than ever before" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "iPhone 8 3D Sensing Technology Ahead Of Qualcomm Android Rivals By 2 Years" Redmond Pie 7:43 AM
  • "AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "AccuWeather's iPhone app may track you even if you opt out: The 'feature' appears to violate Apple's terms of service."  Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Verizon's good unlimited data plan is now three bad unlimited plans: Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore"  The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Verizon's new cheaper unlimited plan comes with some limits: You lose HD video streaming and roaming in Canada and Mexico, and your mobile hotspot slows down. There's a pricier plan if you want those perks." CNET 7:26 AM
  • "iCloud and EU Data Protection Laws: A Guide for Consumers" Apple Gazette 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook Offers Thoughts for Sailors Lost on USS John S. McCain and Those Who Serve" The Mac Observer 9:18 AM
  • "Nestlé is sued over a game designed by Apple's co-founders" Cult of Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Apple shares 'Carpool Karaoke' ads featuring Queen Latifah, Cyrus family" AppleInsider 9:04 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Justice Department walks back demand for information on anti-Trump website" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair" Ars Technica 11:46 AM
  • "How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files"  The Sun 11:10 AM
  • "Spyware backdoor prompts Google to pull 500 apps with >100m downloads" Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "These games know exactly when you'll quit playing" The Next Web 7:37 AM
  • "Google code hints at headphones that run Google Assistant" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Facebook's Oculus patents lightweight smart glasses" ReadWrite 7:42 AM
  • "Warning sign: Facebook teen-age use slips for first time ever" Axios 7:31 AM
  • "Cozmo, a robot with personality who could replace your pet" Stuff: New Zealand 7:12 AM
  • "Inside the Black Hat USA Network Operations Center" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Facial Recognition and Home Button Replacement Gestures -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-22" The Mac Observer 12:45 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 201: It's always situational" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
  • "Photo Emerges of Alleged 'iPhone 8' 3D Sensing Camera Module" MacRumors 7:22 AM
  • "Video: iPhone 8 with rear fingerprint sensor going through quality control process" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
  • "New leaked video supposedly shows iPhone 8 with working rear Touch ID" BGR 10:53 AM
  • "You may want to unlock the iPhone 8 with your face, not finger: The iPhone 8's facial recognition is rumored to sense faces in millionths of a second: faster than you can say 'cheese.'" CNET 7:18 AM
  • "Leaked CAD files suggest iPhone 7s/Plus have rear Touch ID and old-fashioned bezels"  iDownload Blog 10:02 AM
  • "Details on HomePod's Setup Process Surface in Newest iOS 11 Developer Beta" MacRumors 11:46 AM
  • "What configuring the HomePod will look like on iOS 11 [Gallery] 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Hidden iOS 11 Video Shows New App Switching Gesture" The Mac Observer 4:23 PM
  • "Apple Watch 3: Rumours, release date and everything you need to know" Telegraph 7:40 AM
  • "watchOS 4 beta 7 for Apple Watch now available" 9to5Mac 7:17 AM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 4 Developer Beta 7 (15R5365a) to Developers" The Mac Observer 6:58 AM
  • "4K Apple TV 5 Code Name J105a Found Referenced In tvOS 11 Beta 7" Redmond Pie 5:36 PM
  • "Apple is granted another patent for a gesture controlled user interface (and 3D glasses)" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:30 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:30 AM

  • "Nomad Sport Strap Review: Up Your Apple Watch Game" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "O6 review: Smart Bluetooth remote for iPhone makes driving a little less distracted" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Pioneer's SE-Master1 headphones scare me: These headphones have no chill" The Verge 7:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 Beta 7: 5 New Features and Changes" iPhone Hacks 6:30 PM
  • "Vudu comes to Apple TV, but you can't buy on the box" CNET 7:12 AM
  • "Olli by Tinrocket Updated (v.2.1)" eXtensions 7:36 AM
  • "Run Jump Die Review: A Better One-Handed Platformer" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "'Glyph Quest Chronicles' Review - A Minor Magical Misfire" Touch Arcade 12:16 PM
  • "How to Post Instagram Photos to Facebook Automatically on iPhone" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "How to switch between apps with multitasking on Apple TV" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "How to block all calls on your iPhone except those from your contacts" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "Tunneling Though the Internet on Vacation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "This trick boosts your iPhone's speaker volume: It's especially useful for iPhones with just one speaker." CNET 7:52 AM
  • "What You Should Know About Repairing Your iPhone: Right to repair activists are fighting to make fixing electronics yourself or at an independent shop easier — but Apple thinks that's a bad idea."  BuzzFeed 4:41 PM
  • "Sweeney: App stores are 'pocketing a huge amount of profit' at devs' expense/'We should be angry about this, and we should constantly be on the lookout for other solutions, and new ways to reach gamers.'"  GamesIndustry 3:19 PM
  • "AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing Is Off" Daring Fireball 2:13 PM
  • "10 Features That Make the iPad Pro an Attractive Hybrid Alternative" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "The $1 Billion Question: Does Apple Want to Compete with Netflix?" The Tech Night Owl 8:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs didn't invent iPhone multi-touch touchscreen" CNBC Videos 7:50 AM
  • "Not a glitch in the matrix: Apple headlines on repeat" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "iOS 11 vs. Android Oreo: Who's winning so far? And why it might not matter until we see the iPhone 8 and next Google Pixel." CNET 7:18 AM
  • "Remembering when we wondered if the ' iTV' would actually be a really big iMac or iPad" Apple World Today 7:13 AM
  • "Who's Going To Buy The Thick-Bezeled Version Of The New iPhone And Pixel 2?" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "Tim Cook And Mark Zuckerberg Want You To Be Purpose Driven" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "Quake Champions enters Early Access on PC" VentureBeat 6:04 PM
  • "Review: ASUS ZenFone AR is a great showcase for Tango and other half-baked software [Video] 9to5Google 2:34 PM
  • "Alexa, shut up: Raging against the new machines" CNNMoney 10:29 AM
  • "How sexism in tech is affecting the female pipeline" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "Verizon's New Unlimited Plans Are Bad for Customers" AppAdvice 8:38 AM
  • "We Can't Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO" Wired 7:11 AM
  • "Defining 'Hate Speech' Online Is Imperfect Art As Much As Science" Wired 7:09 AM
  • "Comic: That's the Double Stuf" iMore 8:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Miss the Eclipse? Three Apps for Tracking Future Eclipses" The Mac Observer 5:14 PM
  • "Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Coming to iOS This Fall" MacStories 10:29 AM
  • "Latest cool ARKit demo shows live preview of lipsticks, virtual make-up counter [Videos] 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Apple alumni reveal HomeKit-compatible Latch C smart lock for business, apartments" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Metapho 3.0 Adds Video Support and More" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "'Naruto X Boruto Ninja Voltage' Announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Mobile" Touch Arcade 7:43 AM
  • "'Batman: The Enemy Within' from Telltale Games Releases on September 26 for iOS" Touch Arcade 7:43 AM
  • "Telltale's new episodic Batman game lands on iOS next month" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Linksys begins selling the WRT32X AC3200 MU-MIMO open source gaming router" BetaNews 7:32 AM
  • "Linksys' new router puts your gaming needs before everyone else's: If you're playing 'Overwatch' or streaming, it'll prioritize that data." Engadget 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new record: Speech recognition AI now transcribes as well as a human" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits a Speech Recognition Milestone: The company's technology now equals human transcribers and that might make your devices understand you better." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft shows off Brainwave 'real-time AI' platform on FPGAs" ZDNet 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Red Hat to bring Windows Server containers to OpenShift" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft turns its physical stores into esports gaming arenas with new League of Legends events" GeekWire 12:24 PM
  • "Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud accounts: Firm says that number of attacks tripled in the first quarter" The Inquirer 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft and Red Hat expand partnership with focus on containers and hybrid cloud" GeekWire 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to cease work on its GigJam collaboration service" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Intel shows off a mysterious and attractive black Surface Book: It may just be a render, but it certainly looks good." Ars Technica 11:55 AM
  • "Intel might have leaked a new Surface Book in 8th-gen promo video: And it could launch in October" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop includes easy access to upgrade parts" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "HP Announces the OMEN X Laptop" Thurrott 7:32 AM
  • "HP welcomes overclockers with first OMEN X gaming laptop" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking: You'll even find a window to show it off like a desktop." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "HP announces the OMEN X Laptop, calling it 'a force to be reckoned with'" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "Intel launches its 8th generation processors which are 40% faster: The eighth generation processor named Coffee Lake is third in the series of processors based on Skylake microarchitecture" CNBC: MoneyControl 7:44 AM
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "IBM, Costco, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "IBM wants to make blockchain good enough to eat: IBM is working with agribusiness and retailers to trace food from farm to store shelf using blockchain technologies" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "IBM wants to use the technology that underlies bitcoin to help prevent major foodborne outbreaks like salmonella" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "Oracle has to pay stiffed sales rep, court rules" The Register 6:36 PM
  • "Oracle considering making Java open source" CIO Dive 7:53 AM
  • "ASUS introduces $130 B250 Mining motherboard with support for up to 19 graphics cards" Neowin 6:20 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow posts biggest one-day gain in nearly 4 months: Dow finishes up nearly 200 points led by Caterpillar, Cisco shares" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "US Stocks-Wall St bounces back with gains in Tech Stocks" Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Wall Street rallies on optimism about tax reform" Reuters 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce After Extended Selloff, Led by Tech Sector: Technology companies led a broad upswing in U.S. stocks Tuesday, as investors scooped up shares following recent declines." [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher" MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "European stocks set to snap losing streak as miners jump" MarketWatch 7:39 AM

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