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Monday Highlights: Apple buys Asaii, a firm specializing in music analytics and finding the next big artist; Jonny Evans breaks down the list of Apple acquisitions since repatriating cash to the US; Apple calls Australian encryption laws "dangerous"; analytics, app trials among issues causing developers to leave Mac App Store; Apple Gazette feature helps you make your Mac night-friendly; AppleInsider article looks at the John Sculley era at Apple; surgeons monitoring patients recovering from hip and knee replacements via Apple Watch; and Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches for eating disorder study; Palm is back! And very small!; VoiceOver iOS vulnerability found; Macworld has a look at using game console controllers to play games on Mac.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Barnstorms for 'Moral Responsibility': 'The reality is that government, for a long period of time, has for whatever set of reasons become less functional and isn't working at the speed that it once was. And so it does fall, I think, not just on business but on all other areas of society to step up.' That was Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, across the table from me over breakfast here in downtown Austin late last week at the end of a mini-tour across the country during which he focused on topics usually reserved for politicians: manufacturing, jobs and education."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:13 PM
  • "Apple to Hold Product Launch Event on Sept. 12: Apple product event expected to include iPhone unveiling"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:11 AM
  • "Apple to hold product launch event on Sept. 12; iPhone unveiling expected: DJ, citing sources"  CNBC 8:57 AM
  • "Apple to get $4 million in tax breaks per job at Iowa data center"  Axios 7:51 AM
  • "Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster"  Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Rethinking the Role of Smartphones: Each fall, some of the major smartphone companies release their latest and greatest phones in time to take advantage of the holiday season where as much as 40-45% of all smartphones are sold each year are during Oct through Dec. This is especially the case for smartphone behemoths Apple and Samsung. Samsung tends to try and get their 'newest' smartphone to the market slightly ahead of Apple which is why Samsung recently held a major event in NYC to launch their new Samsung Note 8 with new cameras and new features that make it their best Note smartphone to date." Tech.pinions 10:13 AM
  • "Qualcomm drops a patent asserted against Apple in an ITC complaint: 'we hardly knew ye'" Foss Patents 9:25 AM
OS X
News
  • "Latest macOS kills pro video editor favorite Final Cut Pro 7: If you're still using the aging editor, prepare for change." Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Ethical hackers spoof buggy sales system to buy a MacBook for $1" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta 8 to Developers [Download] iClarified 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra Developer Beta 8 Build (17A358a)" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "Downloads for iOS 11 Beta 8, macOS High Sierra Beta 8 Updates Released" OS X Daily 12:43 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Here's How to Control Your WeMo Switches From Your Mac" The Mac Observer 10:45 AM
  • "Automatically Moving Files With Folder Actions" MacMost 10:45 AM
Op/Ed
  • "More thoughts on the future of the Touch Bar and TouchID" Chuq Von Rospatch 2:29 PM
  • "'The Life and Death of the Touch Bar'" Six Colors 2:15 PM
Press Releases
  • "CADintosh for macOS a solid tool for technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Now Accepting Donations for Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts" MacTrast 7:56 AM
  • "You can now donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts via iTunes" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "AT&T, Other Cell Carriers Offer Free Coverage for Hurricane Harvey Victims" The Mac Observer 9:35 AM
  • "Apple to host ILM artists, hold Star Wars-themed Today at Apple workshops this week" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple to Celebrate Force Friday II With Free Star Wars-Themed Sessions and Workshops" MacTrast 7:56 AM
  • "NYPD needs to replace 36K useless smartphones" New York Post 8:07 AM
  • "NYPD Said to Replace Windows Phones With iPhones Starting This Year" MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "NYPD forced to scrap 36,000 Windows phones, will be replacing them with iPhones" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "NYPD handcuffed by investment in Microsoft's Windows Phone, now switching to Apple's iPhone" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac sends first email from space" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Removes 300 Apps Used to Launch DDoS Attacks From Play Store" Gizmodo 5:51 PM
  • "AI computer chips made of mice neurons that can smell explosives could transform airport security" Daily Mail (UK) 9:48 AM
  • "New Fitbit smartwatch and headphones take aim at Apple: Partnership with Adidas marks effort to regain leadership of wearable tech market" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "You have three days left to comment on the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "When it comes to headphone jacks, the LG V30 will be the anti-iPhone" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Members of Trump's cybersecurity council resign in protest: Council members cite Trump's response to Charlottesville and 'insufficient attention' to infrastructure in resignation letter" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Inside the AI healthcare revolution: meeting the robots that can detect Alzheimer's and depression" Telegraph 7:55 AM
  • "Passwords are a weak link in security, but 90 per cent of sysadmins still use them" V3 7:55 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 571: Megapickles" iMore 2:15 PM
  • "The MacJury Examines the Reaction to CrashPlan's Change in Service" MacVoices 2:13 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Encore #2: Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg" The Mac Observer 2:13 PM
  • "Apple's TV Show Strategy, AR Wireless Patents -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-28" The Mac Observer 12:42 PM
  • "A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 1): Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, talks to Architosh in this two-part series about OpenGL and the future of graphics standards." Architosh 9:26 AM
  • "Siri, Lyft, and Anker. Sounds kind of strange together." The MT Show 8:11 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 7s again said to be thicker to accommodate glass back + wireless charging" 9to5Mac 5:51 PM
  • "iOS 11 Beta Files Reference New Apple Watch Workouts for Dancing, Bowling, Skating, and Many More" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "Samsung sees high memory demand ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 8' as it plans $7B production boost" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "With iOS 11, Apple focuses on enterprise users" ITworld 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers" MacRumors 12:43 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11 Beta 8 to Registered Developers" AppAdvice 12:43 PM
  • "watchOS 4 beta 8 for Apple Watch now available" 9to5Mac 12:43 PM
  • "tvOS 11 developer beta 8 for Apple TV now available" 9to5Mac 12:43 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Fitbit Ionic Might Be the Smartwatch That Unseats Apple" Gizmodo 11:19 AM
  • "Fitbit Ionic smartwatch hands-on: A surprisingly well-rounded debut" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Review: OWC USB-C Dock for MacBook" MacTrast 5:07 PM
  • "Review: JBL Everest Elite 750NC Bluetooth Headphones" iLounge 3:41 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: The best tvOS 11 features coming to Apple TV this fall" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "Hands on with possible app switcher changes coming to iPhone 8" iDownload Blog 9:10 AM
  • "Enlight Photofox for iOS review: Transform your pictures into works of art" Macworld 7:42 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "This Is How 'Apple Pay Cash' Will Work in iOS 11" iDrop News 12:46 PM
  • "Use Apple Airpods With Google Assistant On Android [No Root] AddictiveTips 12:45 PM
  • "How To Use In iOS 11 Offload & Reinstall App Feature Manually To Save Storage Space" Redmond Pie 11:52 AM
  • "How to use Siri to learn a new language in iOS 11" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide/Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device." Computerworld 7:49 AM
Tips
  • "How to see which apps are wasting your iPhone battery" Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "PSA: Now's a good time to check which of your apps won't open in iOS 11 as 32-bit support dropped" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple TV: The Latest Rumors Still Underwhelm" Barron's 7:53 PM
  • "Sacconaghi: Apple Smartglasses could be bigger than the iPad" Apple 3.0 5:22 PM
  • "More iPhone 8 component leaks tell an interesting design story" BGR 5:07 PM
  • "This is the closest we're going to get to an 'Apple car'" BGR 2:29 PM
  • "As Apple preps for the iPhone 8, wireless charging option seems more likely: Although its smartphone rivals have offered wireless charging for years, Apple may finally be ready to roll out the technology in the upcoming iPhone." Computerworld 2:15 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Announcement Date: Everything We Know So Far" Time 12:57 PM
  • "The iPhone 8's wireless charging might be kinda lame" Mashable 12:56 PM
  • "6 Reasons the iPhone 8 Could Suck" [Slideshow] Mashable 12:56 PM
  • "Comment: Why it won't be a surprise or a big deal if iPhone 8 wireless charger is indeed 7.5W" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "I'm worried that the iPhone 8 might be the wrong iPhone to buy this year" BGR 9:25 AM
  • "App Install Advertising Fraud Techniques Evolving, Report Finds" [Slideshow] eWeek 9:11 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 will have wireless charging, but it still won't be as good as Android" BGR 8:23 AM
  • "$1,000 for iPhone 8? Here's why you shouldn't freak out" CNET 8:08 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Review: The Creator of Android Made a Phone That Dumps All the Annoying Extras" Time 2:13 PM
  • "Why Tech Companies Keep Buying Sports Rights No-One Cares About" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:55 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Nothing is as boring as other people's dreams... or is there?" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "5 must-have MacBook Pro (2017) accessories" Computerworld 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Maps Transit coming to Edmonton, Ottawa and Quebec City" Canadian Reviewer 8:57 AM
  • "RESCUECOM Releases 2017 Back to School Computer Reliability Report, Based on Computer Repair Trends" ["Apple customers, including many high school and college-aged students, have always been extremely loyal. Apple products are consistently reliable and suffer very few issues considering its market share, being particularly safe from viruses compared to other brands. This makes them ideal for teens and young adults who may not know how to browse online safely."] PRNewswire 8:10 AM
  • "PacSun Partners with PredictSpring to Launch Fast Mobile App: Unveils Feature Rich Mobile App Including Shoppable Instagram and Loyalty Integration" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "The best voice recording apps for Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Latest Transcend SSDs for DIY Mac upgrades support high-speed PCIe 3.0" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Does Microsoft's brass still believe it has a chance in the phone market?" ZDNet 7:38 PM
  • "Microsoft is already positioned to be a big player in virtual reality" Mashable 8:52 AM
  • "Are Microsoft's Mixed Reality Headsets the Affordable Savior of VR?" Tom's Guide 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes Windows mixed reality with two tiers of PCs and a Halo game tease" PCWorld 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mixed Reality Controllers, Hands On" Tom's Hardware 8:49 AM
  • "Steam VR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality headsets" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "The IDC gives up on long term PC growth, but declares Windows 10 the king of detachables" MSPoweruser 8:48 AM
  • "HP and Deloitte join forces to tackle global manufacturing industry" ITP Technology 8:20 AM
  • "Save 20 percent on HP Omen monitors in the UK!" Windows Central 8:19 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 7000 series convertible goes Kaby Lake-R" Liliputing 8:17 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 with Kaby Lake-R CPU coming in October for $800 and up" Liliputing 8:16 AM
  • "Dell gives its XPS 13 laptops a Kaby Lake-R upgrade" Liliputing 8:16 AM
  • "Dell updates XPS 13 with 8th generation Intel processors" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Dell's XPS 13 Gains Beastly Quad-Core, 8-Thread Core i5 And i7 Kaby Lake-R Processors" HotHardware 4:11 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 refresh gets a serious power boost from 8th-gen Intel CPUs" TechRadar UK 8:15 AM
  • "Dell unveils its first Windows Mixed Reality headset" BetaNews 12:32 PM
  • "Dell Visor headset is coming in October for $360 and up" Liliputing 8:16 AM
  • "Dell introduces its own mixed reality headset, updates XPS 13 with 8th-gen Intel CPU" Ars Technica 8:15 AM
  • "Dell revs up its XPS 13 with Intel's quad-core Kaby Lake R" PCWorld 8:14 AM
  • "Dell's XPS 13 will be 40 percent faster with Intel's 8th-gen chip" PCWorld 8:14 AM
  • "Dell's Inspiron Lineup Gets Sleek Designs and Thinner Bezels" LAPTOP Magazine 8:13 AM
  • "Dell's sleek VR headset is more comfortable to wear than the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Dell makes a VR Visor to go with its Alienware laptops" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Dell's XPS 13 gets the very latest Intel quad-core CPUs" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Intel Core i7 8700K 6-Core Coffee Lake And i5 8400K Spotted in SANDRA" Guru3D 8:07 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Available Starting Today" Guru3D 8:06 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card launches to battle the GeForce GTX 1070" PCWorld Australia 8:06 AM
  • "AMD agrees to drop $29.5m to make Llano go away once and for all" The Register 4:30 PM
  • "Why China Is Pivotal To AMD's EPYC Processors" Seeking Alpha 8:05 AM
  • "PC sales will continue to decline" BetaNews 5:22 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Tim Cook Reaps $89.2 Million Stock Award as Apple Outshines S&P" Bloomberg 8:13 PM
  • "Apple hits $162, bounces off all-time intraday high" Apple 3.0 12:55 PM
  • "3 Things That Could Knock Down Apple Inc. Stock" The Motley Fool 9:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Why China has been gobbling up U.S. government paper: China is once again America's top creditor, and Treasury investors are paying attention. But market participants should be careful not to get ahead of themselves in expecting that renewed Chinese buying interest will provide a significant weight on Treasury yields." MarketWatch 11:20 AM
  • "European stocks close lower as euro touches highest since January 2015: European stocks finished lower on Monday as the euro hit its highest level against the dollar in more than two years, while energy shares declined in the wake of refinery shutdowns prompted by then-Hurricane Harvey that pummeled Texas." MarketWatch 11:19 AM

 
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