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Weekend Highlights: Apple's TV ambitions will feature more family-friendly programming as opposed to "violence, politics and risqué story lines"; Colin Grabow argues iPhone production should stay in China; another round of new iDevice comparisons and Reviews are in as T3 reviews screen, speaker of Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider compares Series 4 vs. 3, Tom's Guide pits XS camera against Galaxy Note 9, CNET drop-tests XS on sidewalk; The Macalope talks Apple's iPhone strategy.

  • "Here's Why Apple's HomePod Will Crush the Amazon Echo and Google Home Over Time: Apple has a tendency of playing catch-up to rivals and then beating them."  TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "Will Consumers Pay $1,000 or More for a New iPhone?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:13 AM
  • "L.A. Times writer takes down Iowa's Apple deal" ["Michael Hiltzik argues that Iowa leaders, as in other states, agreed to a lopsided deal because of the 'high-tech luster' Apple offers. He points out that the data center will only hire 50 people — adding up to $4.16 million per job, he says. 'The message it sends is that Iowa, like its 'Silicon Prairie' neighbors, is for sale, and cheap,' he writes."]  Des Moines Register 8:37 AM
  • "Why smartwatches failed: Major smartwatch makers — Apple, Samsung and others — rushed into the market before the technology was ready and didn't focus on the enterprise first."  Computerworld 8/26
  • "New Apple SUVs With Expansive Autonomous Driving LIDAR Setup Spotted on the Road"  MacRumors 8/26
  • "Apple's Wrong Turn: The self-driving car was a dead end. The company's future is Siri." Slate 8/26
  • "Where Did Apple TV Games Go Wrong? Developers hold out hope for a bonus round, and offer Apple some advice on how to level up."  Fast Company 8/26
  • "Apple Shares Surge 47% in Past Year, Pulling Away From Other Tech Giants, as Market Cap Hits $825 Billion" 24/7 Wall St. 8/26
  • "Why AR powered smart glasses might be Apple's next big money maker" BGR 8/26
  • "Google Chrome To Roll Out Permanent Mute Button For Sites With Autoplaying Videos" HotHardware 8/26
  • "Hands on: PDFpen 9.1 for macOS adds more tools for editing and exporting" AppleInsider 8/26
  • "A Reminders informational macro: My motivation for exploring JavaScript for Automation—as outlined in the last post—was the simple Keyboard Maestro macro we'll talk about today." Dr. Drang 8/26
  • "I Just Got into iCloud Keychain on my iPad Air With Phone Breaker" The Mac Observer 8/25
  • "5 Spotlight Power Search Secrets" Apple Must 8/25
  • "How to Deauthorize All Computers in iTunes" OS X Daily 8/25
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Copy and Paste" MacMost 8/25
  • "The life and death of the touch bar: revisiting the MacBook Pro" Chuq Von Rospatch 8/26
  • "Cassandra: The Malware Bogeyman Appears -Comparing Apples and Oreos" eXtensions 8/26
  • "Getting Real with 3D Materials—How Allegorithmic's Technology is Leading" Architosh 8/25
  • "Why the Mac needs iCloud Backup" Macworld 8/25
  • "Mac Malware Mania: Chicken Little works for AV. You're the only problem. Fix the problem."  Rixstep 8/25
Press Releases
  • "You'll be able to permanently mute websites in Google Chrome soon" The Verge 8/25
  • "Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac First to Bring Windows Apps to the Mac Touch Bar and Windows People Bar to the Mac" MacPrices 8/25
  • "Feral Releases 'F1 2017" for Mac to Coincide With PC Debut" MacRumors 8/25
  • "Soho Editors are proud to announce FCPX World in Broadcast, a special Final Cut Pro X event at IBC 2017" 8/25
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple opens iTunes donations for Hurricane Harvey relief" AppleInsider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Accepting Donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts" MacRumors 9:51 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Rainbow Apple logo gets a modern overhaul" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Judge throws out lawsuit aiming to put Apple at fault for texting and driving accidents" 9to5Mac 8/26
  • "Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps" AFP 8/26
  • "Apple takes down apps made in Iran because of U.S. sanctions" USA Today 8/26
  • "ARKit developer shows first app for sculpting in AR using Apple Pencil" Mashable 8/26
  • "Tim Cook wants you to stop asking if he's running for president" SiliconBeat 8/25
  • "70 percent of iPhone buyers won't even consider another brand" CNET 8/25
  • "Leading US community colleges adding App Development with Swift curriculum: Austin Among More Than 30 Community College Systems to Adopt Curriculum" Apple 8/25
  • "These Community Colleges Want to Help You Be an Apple Developer" PC Magazine 8/25
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin on Friday to Share Announcement Ahead of September Event [Updated] MacRumors 8/25
  • "Tim Cook to announce new nationwide training program at press event in Austin today [Video] [U] 9to5Mac 8/25
  • "Tim Cook Is in Austin, Might Make an Augmented Reality Announcement" The Mac Observer 8/25
  • "A flagship phone from Apple or Samsung will now cost you almost $1,000" Quartz 8/25
  • "'iPhone 8' Could Start at $999 for 64GB Capacity" MacRumors 8/25
  • "Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 will reportedly cost $999" Business Insider 8/25
  • "Apple's Newest Products That Will Pummel Your Wallet Are About to Be Revealed" TheStreet 8/25
  • "Christmas in September? Businesses prep for iPhone launch" CNNMoney 8/25
  • "Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% in 2017, says Gartner" DigiTimes 8/25
  • "Today in Apple history: Unique Apple-1 computer sells for big money" Cult of Mac 8/25
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's Size Could Make It Tough to Keep Its Leader in Prison" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 PM
  • "A robot that will replace your smartphone is already in the works" Business Insider 12:48 PM
  • "Sonic Mania Proves Sega's Future Lies in its Past" PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung's quest to reinvent the TV in the age of convergence" ZDNet 8/26
  • "NASA's $3.5 billion plan could keep Yellowstone from ever erupting again" ExtremeTech 8/25
  • "WikiLeaks Exposes CIA ExpressLane Spying Tool That Allegedly Steals Data From The NSA And FBI" HotHardware 8/25
  • "What Amazon knows: 'The war for retail will be won in groceries'" CNNMoney 8/25
  • "Even Artificial Neural Networks Can Have Exploitable 'Backdoors'" Wired 8/25
  • "Google is looking into SMS issues Google Voice users are experiencing" 9to5Google 8/25
  • "FBI wants US businesses to stop using Kaspersky software" BetaNews 8/25
  • "Galaxy Note 8 to bring in new competition and impacts" DigiTimes 8/25
  • "Samsung Heir Is Found Guilty of Corruption in Blockbuster Trial" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/25
  • "Kelvin Was Left Out In the Cold – Mac Geek Gab 672" The Mac Observer 11:23 AM
  • "Podcast: Samsung Note 8, Smartphones, Apple Auto Plans" Tech.pinions 8/26
  • "Cult of Mac Magazine: How Galaxy Note 8 stacks up to iPhone 8 (and iPhone 7) and more!" Cult of Mac 8/26
  • "Jeff Butts of The Mac Observer Details His Hackintosh Adventures" MacVoices 8/25
  • "iPhone 8's Price, The SciFi World of Twistron -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-25" The Mac Observer 8/25
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: We Discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 8" Wired 8/25
  • "The new Apple TV is coming with the iPhone 8 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 97)" CNET 8/25
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 134 | iPhone 8 event rumors, iOS 11 prototype, and Live content on 4K Apple TV" 9to5Mac 8/25
  • "The HomePod needs to run third-party iOS apps. Here's why" Macworld 8/25
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' release date, 4K Apple TV, and interviews the CEO of BackBlaze" AppleInsider 8/25
  • "More juicy iPhone 8 leaks and the Apple Car projects takes a strange twist, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 8/25
  • "Pictures of alleged 'iPhone 8' OLED screen, motherboard escape supply chain" AppleInsider 8:49 PM
  • "iOS 11 beta hints at a variety of new Workouts likely coming soon to Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Surfing, dancing, other new Apple Watch Workouts tipped in latest iOS 11 beta" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "Leaked OLED iPhone 8 Display Assembly? [Photos] iClarified 10:40 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 wireless charging to use slower 7.5W Qi standard as new L-shaped PCB surfaces" 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "More than 180,000 iPhone apps won't be compatible with iOS 11" Business Insider 8/26
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' rumored to top out at 7.5W for wireless charging" AppleInsider 8/26
  • "iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Limited to 7.5 Watts?" iClarified 8/26
  • "iOS 11 Beta 8 / Public Beta 7 Download And Expected Release Date Time" Redmond Pie 8/26
  • "A European Patent Filing from Apple this Week describes a new Climate Control System for Vehicles" Patently Apple 8/26
  • "Messaging discussion talks about issues with iOS support for groups, as well as iMessage issues with non-iPhone users." MacInTouch 8/25
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "DEVONtechnologies gives 40% educational discount until September 15" DEVONtechnologies 8/25
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/25
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/25
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/25

  • "Listening to a $6K headphone and loving every second if it" CNET 8/26
  • "2017 MacBook Pro: Performance of 5 models compared" Bare Feats 8/25
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Powerful Phones Face Off" PC Magazine 8/25
  • "Review: Chipolo, the first Bluetooth tracker that actually fits into a slimline wallet" 9to5Mac 8/25
  • "Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station" iDownload Blog 8/25
  • "Vava Moov 28 review: Inexpensive, yet impressive wireless headphones" ZDNet 8/25
  • "iStorage diskAshur2 Review: Ultra-Secure 256-Bit AES Locked Down External Storage" HotHardware 8/25
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 Compared to iPhone 8 Dummy" MacRumors 8/25
  • "One photo shows why the iPhone 8 is going to beat the Galaxy Note 8 this year" BGR 8/25
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Aloe App is a new self-care app that will totally change your life" Metro UK 8:23 AM
  • "Android Oreo vs. iOS 11: how do the features compare?" Mashable 8/25
  • "'Strike Team Hydra' Review - Trading Walking Guns for Regular Guns" Touch Arcade 8/25
  • "How to share full-quality photos between an iPhone and Android phone" iMore 3:02 PM
  • "How to Clean AirPods and Keep Them Clean" iDrop News 8/26
  • "How to Kill Active Listening on Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google" PC Magazine 8/26
  • "How to manually offload and reinstall apps in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 8/25
  • "Download Viber++ IPA App On iOS 10 / 11 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 8/25
  • "How to Set Up and Secure a Personal Hotspot on Your iPhone or iPad" MacTrast 8/25
  • "Become a Pro With These Eight iPad Pro Tips and Tricks" Digital Trends 8:55 AM
  • "Siri Remote for Apple TV: The ultimate guide" iMore 8/26
  • "Why Does China Continue To Be Apple's Weakness?" Benzinga 8:48 PM
  • "Should Apple worry about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8? Commentary: It looks lovely. It won't blow up (allegedly). But is it really a threat to Apple's upcoming phones?" CNET 8:48 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence is getting creative" Axios 1:37 PM
  • "Most Amusing About Iran Sanctions And Apple Store Apps" Forbes 12:49 PM
  • "Face value: 7 thoughts about iPhone 8 facial recognition and biometrics" Cult of Mac 8/26
  • "Silicon Valley's Dark Secret: Mental Health Disorders" iDrop News 8/26
  • "Unidirectional problems: Apple's annual doom and gloom" Macworld 8/26
  • "I wonder why Apple is stockpiling a 'massive' pile of camera modules" BGR 8/25
  • "The Unspoken Importance Of Augmented Reality To Apple's Future" Seeking Alpha 8/25
  • "Here's How Many Apple Products You Could Buy with This Week's Lottery Jackpot" iDrop News 8/25
  • "It Makes No Sense For Apple to Create Original TV Content" The Mac Observer 8/25
  • "Bloomberg: 4K Apple TV will be announced in September" Six Colors 8/25
  • "Listen to Siri's voice evolve from iOS 9, 10, and 11" The Loop 8/25
  • "12 reasons to learn Apple's open source Swift language" Computerworld 8/25
  • "Will iOS and macOS continue individually? Or will they merge into 'AppleOS'?" Apple World Today 8/25
  • "Siri on iPhone and HomePod: 'Two very different animals'" Apple 3.0 8/25
  • "Group Messages on the iPhone are driving me nuts, and I'm so over it" Mashable 8/25
  • "Is Tim Cook Running For President? The Apple CEO held presidential campaign style events in the pivotal states of Iowa and Ohio on Thursday."  NTK Network 8/25
  • "How this woman leapt from HR person to Google engineer without a computer science degree" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "With Amazon reviews, quantity draws more buyers than quality" Axios 9:51 AM
  • "An insider's take on the future of coding bootcamps" TechCrunch 8/26
  • "Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's sad new data plans" The Verge 8/25
  • "Should tech companies be able to shut down neo-Nazis?" Recode 8/25
  • "6 ways you can improve the lack of trust on the internet" Mashable 8/25
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Revolt-Arena Launches on iOS" prMac 8:48 PM
  • "Jumpy Horse Racing Comes to iOS Devices" prMac 8:48 PM
  • "Wallpapers of the week: colorful geometry" iDownload Blog 11:05 AM
  • "iPhone Home Studio: All the Gear You Need to Record a Hit Song" Wired 8:30 AM
  • "Turn your iPhone photos into polaroids instantly with this printer" Mashable 8/26
  • "Western Digital Launches New My Book Duo Storage Systems: 360 MB/s, USB-C, 20 TB" AnandTech 8/25
  • "Apple releases fresh colors for Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones" 9to5Mac 8/25
  • "Google Assistant expands its reach on iOS" Cult of Mac 8/25
  • "'Reigns: Her Majesty', the Heir to App Store Classic 'Reigns', Set to Launch Later This Year" Touch Arcade 8/25
  • "The best USB-C monitors for MacBook and MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 8/25
  • "Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools" AppleInsider 8/25
  • "SideChef To Power Future Smart Kitchen Appliances For Sharp's U.S. Appliance Group" PRNewswire 8/25
  • "One Drop Reports 1.3% A1C Reduction Among People With Type 2 Diabetes Using One Drop | Mobile App" PRNewswire 8/25
Computer Industry
  • "AI and the continuous delivery model are the future of software development" The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "Robots Stole My Job: Will Human Transcribers Be Replaced by Microsoft's Newest Speech Recognition System?" Wall Street Pit 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft eyes late-stage start-ups: Microsoft is changing its strategy to engage with start-ups in India. The company, which unveiled its accelerator in Bengaluru five years ago to support early-stage firms, is now betting big on late-stage start-ups. The software major is helping these companies scale up, win key deals and go global." The Hindu 8:47 AM
  • "What next for Infosys, Microsoft and Google?" Khaleej Times 8:41 AM
  • "Intel's New 8th Gen Core Processors Will Deliver Major Notebook Performance Gains By Doubling Cores" Forbes 2:08 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core Coffee Lake And i5-8400K CPUs Bust-Out In SiSoft Sandra Benchmark Results" HotHardware 6:46 PM
  • "Can Networking Chips Revive Intel's Start-Up Mojo? The semiconductor pioneer has seen major business lines stagnate. But the advent of 5G wireless may spur demand for its networking chips." Barron's 8/26
  • "Why Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google Are Flocking to Iowa: Iowa is quietly becoming a mini-Silicon Valley." TheStreet 8/26
  • "Microsoft is making a blockchain that's fit for business" TechRadar UK 8/26
  • "Microsoft ready to take 50mn SMBs on 'intelligent' Cloud" IANS 8/26
  • "Microsoft ready to take 50 million SMBs on 'intelligent' Cloud" The Economic Times 8/26
  • "AMD Radeon Vega GPUs Remain Out Of Stock In Most Countries Due To Overwhelming Demand" Game Debate 8/26
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc Stock Could Fall Much Harder" InvestorPlace 8/26
  • "HP Announces Omen X Laptop: 17.3' LCD, Core i7 + GeForce GTX with Overclocking" AnandTech 8/26
  • "Here's How Silicon Valley Is Racing To Bring The World Online" BuzzFeed 8/26
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Broadcom Stock's Big Run Isn't Over/Broadcom Big Run Isn't Over: The chip maker is gaining share in Apple's new iPhone and cashing in on Arista Networks' success." Barron's 8/26
  • "Apple Inc. Is Stacked and Ready for a Blowout Holiday Quarter" InvestorPlace 8/25
  • "Apple Short Interest Little Changed Ahead of iPhone 8 Release" 24/7 Wall St. 8/25
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends higher after Yellen, Draghi speeches, posts weekly gain: Yellen, Draghi offer no clue on monetary policy" MarketWatch 8/25
  • "Stocks Higher as Fed's Yellen Says Reforms Have Made Banks Safer" TheStreet 8/25
  • "Wall Street rises modestly following Yellen speech" Reuters 8/25
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Notch Weekly Gains: Corporate news continues to drive swings in individual sectors" [Paid Membership Required] 8/25
  • "Nikkei nudges up as Asian markets take wait-and-see approach to Jackson Hole speeches: Analyst expects Fed's Yellen, ECB's Draghi 'to be as boring as possible'" MarketWatch 8/25
  • "European stocks fight for gains as countdown to Draghi speech begins: Provident Financial rallies 20% after plunge earlier in the week" MarketWatch 8/25

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