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Friday 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?

  • "How Facebook, Apple, and Google Will Hasten the Next Era of TV" ["These powerful corporations—the true masters of our current universe—are in the attention business, and they don't necessarily hew to Hollywood's often unexamined practices."]  Wired 5:58 AM
  • "What should Apple's priority be for its $1 billion media budget"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:40 AM
  • "Apple TV's Estimated Market Share Declines as Customers Await Highly-Anticipated 4K Model"  MacRumors 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Must Save Itself the Embarrassment of Making a Lame iCar: The real reason behind Tim Cook giving up on an AppleCar."  TheStreet 3:29 PM
  • "Apple Switches Gears on Its Self-Driving Car Ambitions: The tech giant has abandoned the idea of building an entire Apple-branded car, moving instead to focus on the underlying technology." TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "Apple may put its self-driving tech inside an autonomous shuttle for workers" Digital Trends 6:21 AM
  • "Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says" The Guardian 7:11 AM
  • "Apple switches gears from self-driving cars to lame short-haul shuttle buses" The Next Web 6:10 AM
  • "Apple said to be prepping self-driving employee shuttle service" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Apple plans to build next U.S. data center in Iowa" 9to5Mac 4:53 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 38 With Beacon API Enabled by Default" MacRumors 2:06 PM
  • "Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive" Macworld 6:08 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop Desktop 13 for Mac is Here" Thurrott 5:36 PM
  • "Luna Display Turns an iPad into a Second Screen for Your Mac" MacStories 9:40 AM
  • "Hands-on with Astropad's new MacBook dongle that turns your iPad into a powerful second screen" 9to5Mac 11:15 AM
  • "Hands on: Astropad's Luna Display dongle fakes a Mac display, transmits to iPad via Wi-Fi" AppleInsider 11:14 AM
  • "Luna Display first look: The very best way to use your iPad as a second monitor" iMore 11:56 AM
  • "Timely review: Time tracking Mac app hampered by required interent connection" Macworld 6:08 AM
  • "How Malicious Plugins Can Compromise Your Mac" Intego 12:14 PM
  • "How to move from CrashPlan for Home to another backup solution" Macworld 5:57 AM
  • "Archive, Compress, and Password-Protect Your Files With Automator" The Mac Observer 4:15 PM
  • "Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Speed Up Almost Everything" The Mac Observer 12:07 PM
  • "How To Get A Direct Link To iCloud Files Inside Finder In macOS" AddictiveTips 11:13 AM
  • "Understanding the Difference Between Weak and Strong Passwords" MacMost 10:58 AM
  • "Low Cost Subscription Graphics App Alternatives To Creative Cloud – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:59 PM
Press Releases
  • "Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via web browser" AppleInsider 8:59 PM
  • "Adobe discontinues Speedgrade, will live on as Adobe Premiere panel -More integration to come?" Alex4D 12:04 PM
  • "Cocktail 11.0 Beta 1 (High Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 9:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile Joint Statement About iOS App"  AccuWeather 8:46 AM
  • "Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party" ["Update: AccuWeather sent TechCrunch the following statement. Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user."]  TechCrunch 5:53 AM
  • "AccuWeather responds to accusations they shared geolocation data without permission" The Loop 8:46 AM
  • "As Apple Watch 3 expected to gain LTE, a quarter of owners already using 'daily' for phone calls, says survey" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Roku continues to trounce Apple TV" Cult of Mac 2:22 PM
  • "Apple TV is losing badly to Roku and Amazon in the living room, survey finds: Will a 4K Apple TV be an effective counter to cheap streaming sticks?" The Verge 6:09 PM
  • "Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products" DigiTimes 6:07 AM
  • "One-in-Three iPhone Users Will Upgrade for iPhone 8" Apple Must 10:58 AM
  • "New ads showcase what's in store for next week's Carpool KaraokeCult of Mac 6:09 AM
  • "Ahead of iPhone 8, Virgin Mobile extends 'all you can eat for one year for $1' deal to switchers" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Latest ARKit Demo Showcases Virtual Cosmetics Boutique" MacRumors 7:12 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad takes to the skies with United Airlines" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Android Oreo is wreaking havoc with people's Bluetooth" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Google Kills 500 Google Play Apps Caught Using Igexin Spyware" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus" Engadget 12:24 PM
  • "Here's how much the Galaxy Note 8 costs from every major wireless carrier" BGR 11:56 AM
  • "Samsung shows courage by dissing the iPhone during the Galaxy Note 8 launch event" Mashable 11:24 AM
  • "What you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8" Axios 11:13 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note Is Back And Samsung Swears Its Battery Is Safe" BuzzFeed 11:13 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Is a Beast of a Smartphone" Wired 11:02 AM
  • "Meet Samsung Galaxy Note8: A bigger and better Galaxy S8+" PCWorld 11:02 AM
  • "Surprise: The Galaxy Note 8 just leaked again" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Google wants you to shop online using your voice at Walmart not Amazon" BGR 6:00 AM
  • "Lamborghini is releasing a luxurious $2,450 Android phone" Business Insider 5:57 AM
  • "Lava Lamp Love, Eclipse Disaster Preparedness, and the Bitcoin Fork -ACM 423" The Mac Observer 7:36 PM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 31: Piloting Our Wings Through The Odd Shapes Of The App Store" AppAdvice 3:16 PM
  • "#203: Spacetastic/How our feelings have changed (or not) on HomePod, the security risks of robots, dealing with online backup services, and whether iOS releases should have nicknames." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:06 PM
  • "CrashPlan for Home goes EOL, Luna Display First Look -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-23" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "Yev Pusin Discusses Online Backups with Backblaze" MacVoices 11:52 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 19 — Interview: Running an App Development Studio with Dermot Daly" MacStories 11:10 AM
  • "Report: Carrier sources indicate Apple iPhone 8 event date set for September 12" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Carriers apparently told to prepare for September 12 iPhone 8 unveiling" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Chinese report suggests Apple to sell iPhone 8 with 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage options" 9to5Mac 6:08 AM
  • "Top-end iPhone 8 could come with massive 512 GB of storage" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "iPhone 8 leak suggests new gadget will drop another key feature and force you to buy a costly accessory" Mirror Online UK 5:50 AM
  • "iOS 11 Battery Life Drain Percentage Seems To Be On Par Now With iOS 10" Redmond Pie 11:14 AM
  • "Deep Learning for Siri's Voice: On-device Deep Mixture Density Networks for Hybrid Unit Selection Synthesis"  Apple Machine Learning Journal 2:56 PM
  • "French site creates concept of the iPhone 6c Apple definitely won't make" 9to5Mac 6:07 AM
  • "How Some Thunderbolt 3 Cables Underperform with USB-only Drives" TidBITS 4:04 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 6 review: Apple's 2014 flagship is showing its age/Apple's iPhone 6 is nearly three generations old, and it's beginning to show" Alphr 7:13 AM
  • "Review: Braven Flye Sport Reflect In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones" iLounge 3:28 PM
  • "AKG N60NC Wireless noise-cancelling headphones review: They cut the noise, not the music" TechHive 5:57 AM
  • "Review: Aukey 30,000mAh USB-C MacBook battery pack" iDownload Blog 6:08 AM
  • "Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: Better features, new frustrations" TechHive 6:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing" AppleInsider 7:03 PM
  • "Video: Everything you need to know about watchOS 4 in under four minutes" AppleInsider 2:22 PM
  • "How to Change Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot Password on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 2:22 PM
  • "How to Customize Your AirPods Controls in iOS 11" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "How to find your accounts and passwords on iOS 11" iMore 7:06 AM
  • "Losing CrashPlan for Home? Here's What TMO Staff Uses for Online Backups" The Mac Observer 2:01 PM
  • "The top-end iPhone 8 might have way more storage than most MacBooks" BGR 6:37 PM
  • "Analysts: Only 18% of iPhone buyers likely to spend $1,000, Samsung poised to gain market share" 9to5Mac 5:35 PM
  • "Apple's Perilous and Stumbling Project to Build an Autonomous Car" The Mac Observer 5:25 PM
  • "Wading Through AccuWeather's Bullshit Response" ["The accusation has nothing to do with 'GPS coordinates'. The accusation is that their iOS app is collecting Wi-Fi router names and MAC addresses and sending them to servers that belong to Reveal Mobile, which in turn can easily be used to locate the user. Claiming this is about GPS coordinates is like if they were caught stealing debit cards and they issued a denial that they never stole anyone's cash."]  Daring Fireball 2:59 PM
  • "Dear iPhone: Here's Why We're Still Together After 10 Years" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:02 AM
  • "Six Latest iPhone 8 Rumors feat. Sept 12 Launch Claim" Apple Must 10:11 AM
  • "The annoyance and UI divide of push notifications" The Loop 9:43 AM
  • "Just Say No to Push Notifications: ever; take back your lock screen with controls and a bill of rights" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Who will define the immersive Video experience file format? MPEG, Apple, Adobe or Facebook?" Alex4D 9:34 AM
  • "Why Apple Should add Pencil Support for iPhone"  Tech.pinions 7:10 AM
  • "iOS 11 vs. Android Oreo: No one cares who's winning" Mashable 6:25 AM
  • "Report: Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car Plans" 512 Pixels 6:06 AM
  • "Some Comments Regarding The New York Times's Report on Apple's Titan Project" Daring Fireball 6:05 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (19): Foundations for Digital Expansion" eXtensions 5:48 AM
  • "What if you used synthesizers to emulate nature and reality?" createdigitalmusic 6:04 PM
  • "Donald Trump and the 'Modern' Twitter Presidency" PC Magazine 2:09 PM
  • "Self-driving car manufacturers need to put rivalries aside to fight hackers" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Why a dumb phone is a smart move" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "It's Time To Think Beyond Cloud Computing" Wired 6:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks" AppleInsider 9:50 PM
  • "'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S." AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "The Unoffical Apple Archive Lives on at" 512 Pixels 11:14 AM
  • "'Ticket to Earth' Episode 2: Crash Is Now Available as a Free Update" Touch Arcade 9:49 AM
  • "NordVPN confirms that using a VPN will bypass Verizon's throttling of all video streams" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "This Thunderbolt 3 hard drive/SSD enclosure looks like a mini cheese-grater Mac Pro" 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Hulu dropping Live TV iOS app, incorporating functionality into main app" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "These are the USB-C cables and adapters you'll need for your new MacBook Pro" iMore 7:44 AM
  • "These 11 iOS and Android apps will help you make the most out of London" Business Insider 6:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Walmart Should Merge With Microsoft to Blow Away Amazon" TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft launches a new archival storage option for Azure" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Project Brainwave for real-time artificial intelligence" Financial Express 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Finally Brings Forced Windows Upgrades to an End" Softpedia 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Insiders' can test Windows 10 S on any PC: So long as you're already running Pro or Enterprise builds." Engadget 8:48 PM
  • "Microsoft experimenting with the cloud to limit the footprint of games on consoles" Neowin 7:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Claims to Be 'Talking to Sony' About Playing Nice" Gizmodo 6:25 PM
  • "IBM CEO Rometty Says She's Grown Into Being a Role Model" Bloomberg 8:54 AM
  • "IBM announces a global supply blockchain to tackle food contamination - Video" ZDNet 4:36 PM
  • "How IBM is using analytics to help companies make better products" TechRepublic 8:54 AM
  • "IBM to facilitate mapping of human bacterial genes" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "How IBM CEO Rometty Measures Success" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "IBM CEO Rometty Says Data Will Drive the Company's Future" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "1,000 Universities: IBM's Ambitious Plan to Fill Vacant Blockchain Jobs" Coindesk 8:51 AM
  • "US: IBM Signs Up Retailers, Manufacturers For Blockchain Project" Kamcity 8:51 AM
  • "IBM likely to close Australian data centre" The Register 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain to help prevent contamination in global food supply chain" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "HP Slips Despite FYQ3 Rev, Profit Beat, Ups EPS Forecast" Barron's 3:25 PM
  • "HP beats Q3 expectations with strong PC sales" ZDNet 4:36 PM
  • "HP Inc posts fourth straight rise in quarterly revenue" Reuters 3:25 PM
  • "HP Earnings: What to Watch" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Omen X gaming laptop designed for esports competitors" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "HP's latest Omen gaming laptop has real X factor" Stuff Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Gets 120Hz screen and is overclockable" Guru3D 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Chromebook 13 3380 review: Robust build and good battery life, but beware the weight" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "It takes two to Tango: eRSA partners with Dell EMC for new research supercomputer" ZDNet 9:41 PM
  • "Intel Z87 and Haswell 24/7 OC Guide" Teh PowerUp 8:42 AM
  • "Asus Demos B250 Mining Expert motherboard with 19 pci-e-slots" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "Asus' VivoMini VM45 gets upgraded to 7th Generation Intel processors" PCWorld Australia 8:41 AM
  • "Reviews/Upgraders Guide: Ryzen 3 vs. Core i5-2500K vs. FX-8370" TechSpot 8:40 AM
  • "Watch us build an AMD Threadripper 1920-Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti PC, part 1: Picking the parts" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "AMD offers Adobe Creative Cloud subs to Ryzen buyers" bit-tech 8:37 AM
  • "AMD EPYC™ Momentum Grows with Datacenter Commitments from Tencent and, New Product Details from Sugon and Lenovo" Directors Talk Interviews 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco to bring SDN to three major public cloud vendors" RCR Wireless News 12:28 PM
  • "FG woos CISCO on adoption of ICT University" Vanguard 8:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Beware, Apple Inc. Longs: The iPhone 8 Supercycle Isn't a Given" InvestorPlace 2:05 PM
  • "The August of Apple: Tech giant leads the Dow this month" CNBC 8:47 AM
  • "Bets on iPhone 8 Turn Taiwan Airline Into a Stock Superstar" Bloomberg News 7:08 AM
  • "High Expectations for iPhone Demand Sends Taiwan's Largest Airline Stock Surging" TheStreet 6:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower as optimism fades before Jackson Hole: Lowe's shares slump after earnings miss" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Market Rally Fades as Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Lower" TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Wall St lower on Trump's threat of government shutdown" Reuters 4:37 PM
  • "Stock Rally Fizzles After Dow's Best Day Since April: Lowe's was among the worst performers in the S&P 500 after posting disappointing earnings and lowering its outlook for the year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Asian markets gain despite Jackson Hole uncertainties: Global stocks kept rising and investors added to risk positions despite uncertainties about what could emerge from a central banking conclave in Jackson Hole, Wyo., which begins Thursday." MarketWatch 11:53 AM
  • "European stocks end lower amid strong factory activity: European stocks slumped Wednesday, with investors assessing fresh data on the health of the eurozone economy, as market participants counted down to a key meeting of central bankers." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

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