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Weekend 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?

  • "Apple and Accenture partner to create iOS business solutions: Accenture to Create Dedicated iOS Practice Within Select Accenture Digital Studios; Apple to Co-Locate Experts with These Teams"  Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple & Accenture Partner to Create iOS Business Solutions" Business Wire 8:28 AM
  • "Apple and Accenture teaming up to help enterprises build advanced mobility tools" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Apple gets further toehold in big business with iOS-focused Accenture enterprise partnership" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Apple is invading the office with another big enterprise partnership" Business Insider 9:31 AM
  • "iOS: 'superior mobile platform for business,' says Accenture" Computerworld 9:08 AM
  • "Apple covers more enterprise bases, teams up with Accenture" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "Inside Apple's Plan to Give You a New Way of Experiencing the World"  Time 3:22 PM
  • "Apple, Studios at Odds Over Movie Pricing Ahead of New Apple TV Rollout: Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device" [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's TV plans are still stuck in neutral: 4k movies? Sure. But that's not where Apple wanted to be in 2017."  Recode 2:53 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook gets $89 million stock payout"  CNNMoney 8:18 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook received an $89 million bonus because his company is killing it" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Apple will open two data centers in Iowa" BetaNews 1:38 PM
  • "Apple wins technical Emmy award for Apple TV Siri integration"  AppleInsider 7:52 PM
  • "Apple wins technical Emmy award for Siri's integration w/ Apple TV" 9to5Mac 7:57 PM
  • "Apple invites developers, media to Cupertino HQ to showcase ARKit apps" AppleInsider 7:52 PM
  • "Apple shares detailed Human Interface Guidelines for developers building ARKit apps" 9to5Mac 7:52 PM
  • "Apple Adds Augmented Reality Best Practices to Developer Guidelines" The Mac Observer 7:54 PM
  • "How to keep Migration Assistant from overwriting existing files on a new Mac" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "This Mac app makes cheap headphones sound way better" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "If You Use Google Apps on iOS, You Need Kiwi for Gmail on Mac" AppAdvice 9:40 AM
  • "Use Paste and Go to Expedite Safari Web Browsing on Mac" OS X Daily 2:10 PM
  • "Basic Newsletter Layout in Pages" MacMost 11:01 AM
  • "Wallpaper Wizard 2 makes it easy to use HD wallpapers on your Mac" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from August 2017" Macworld 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer" Architosh 1:48 PM
  • "The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases Teigha BIM 4.3.1" Architosh 1:48 PM
  • "Ark: Survival Evolved Available Today On Retail Shelves And Digital Storefronts" Reverb 8:05 AM
  • "Fortnite's Mac version is Now Available – New Survival Mode incoming" Mac Gamer HQ 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 10-year evolution of the iPhone"  Quartz 8:23 AM
  • "Top Analyst: Wall Street is missing a critical part of the Apple story" Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Stores in Omaha and South Pittsburgh Relocating on Saturday" MacRumors 1:38 PM
  • "Google is adopting the ARKit strategy with ARCore" iMore 10:07 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Taking Smartphone Prices to the Edge: Increasingly expensive devices may help revenue, but will also test consumers" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive as Shipments Forecast to Grow to 1.7 Billion in 2021, According to IDC" ["iOS: Apple is expected to demonstrate nominal 1.5% year-over-year growth in 2017 despite the steadily growing hype around the September iPhone launch. This is a considerable improvement from the 7% decline in iPhone shipments in 2016. From there, things only get better for Apple as IDC anticipates the arrival of the iPhone 8 will spur a major upgrade cycle come 2018."] Business Wire 9:32 AM
  • "Apple iPhone event set for September 12th" TechCrunch 1:10 PM
  • "Apple to Sate iPhone Curiosity Sept. 12" TechNewsWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Jessica Tisch, NYPD deputy commissioner of IT, defends Windows smartphone program" ["We have since continually reviewed the evolution of mobile platforms. A year ago, we learned that improvements in Apple controls would allow NYPD to responsibly and cost effectively move our mobility initiative to the Apple platform. We began plans to make the transition, which will take effect this fall."] Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "NYPD Abandons 36K Windows Phones For Apple iPhones After Just Two Years" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "Apple's Cook: Business Should Step In Where Government Fails" Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "CVS app found sharing your location data with more than 40 third-party web servers: 'We literally cannot think of any legitimate reason for doing this,' security expert Serge Egelman said."  International Business Times 2:42 PM
  • "Finger painting and 3D sculpting in augmented reality with ARKit" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited matches Apple Music deal for students, plus $1/mo promo" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Vocus confirms subsea cable outage" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "YouTube has a new look and, for the first time, a new logo" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks" Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Junk call nightmare flooded woman with hundreds of bizarre phone calls a day" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Google and Facebook's biggest weapon: apps" Axios 8:14 AM
  • "Finding a Voice for Design in Voice UIs" Subtraction 2:30 PM
  • "New Apple Watch Workouts, NSA's Stylometry Identification System -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-29" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 202: I want to give you more money" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Exclusive: iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus dimensions leaked" TechnoBuffalo 7:36 AM
  • "'iPhone 7s' family slightly larger than iPhone 7, may confound some case manufactuers" AppleInsider 7:36 AM
  • "Potential iPhone 7s/Plus dimensions leak out" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Leaked iPhone 7s dimensions are bad news for your wallet" Cult of Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Releases Developer Guidelines for Making In-App Purchases in the App Store for iOS 11" The Mac Observer 7:53 PM
  • "Apple says the Mac Mini is 'important,' but it hasn't received an update in three years" Business Insider 1:00 PM
  • "There Are Lots of New Workouts Coming to Apple Watch" The Mac Observer 9:29 AM
  • "Intel announces new workstation focused Xeon W processors: Intel today has announced its newest workstation class processors with the Xeon W family. The new processors replace the previous E5 series that was used in Apple's Mac Pro and could be used in Apple's upcoming modular Mac Pro." 9to5Mac 1:47 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents sub-display fingerprint recognition technology based on acoustic imaging" AppleInsider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple patent offers an alternative fingerprint method to Touch ID" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Granted 50 Patents today Covering a Future Headset, the iPhone 7 Plus In-Depth Camera and More" Patently Apple 7:54 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM

  • "Best External Heart Rate Monitors for iPhone and Apple Watch" iMore 8:19 PM
  • "iPad Pro: Smart Keyboard vs Magic Keyboard – which one should you choose? [Video] 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Review: IOGEAR's Thunderbolt 3 Dock Does the Job, but Comes Up Short on Charging Power" MacRumors 3:22 PM
  • "Hands on: Koogeek launches multicolour HomeKit light bulb that doesn't need a hub" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Here are the first ARKit apps coming from major developers with iOS 11 [Videos] 9to5Mac 8:03 PM
  • "Video: hands-on with everything new in iOS 11 beta 8" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "'What Hadjane Says Goes!' Review - It Goes, Goes, and Goes Some More" Touch Arcade 12:38 PM
  • "How to defeat Google AMP with 3D Touch on iPhone" Cult of Mac 2:10 PM
  • "How to Use the Tor Network on Your iOS Device" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "How to manually control your iPhone's photo storage space" iMore 8:37 AM
  • "iOS 11 Public Beta 7 Is Here - How To Install And What's Been Fixed" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 11"s SOS feature is more than a way to call for help" CNET 2:43 PM
  • "Watch: Free up iPhone and iPad storage with Offloading Unused Apps in iOS 11" AppleInsider 1:59 PM
  • "5 Tips for Better iPhone Movie-Making" Apple Must 12:42 PM
  • "Go Bold (or Italics) With Gmail Formatting Options" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "iPhone 8 and iOS 11 are huge problems for Android" BGR 7:48 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Video support may not arrive with 4K Apple TV next month" 9to5Mac 5:23 PM
  • "This is Apple's long game to 'trap' you inside the iPhone" BGR 2:30 PM
  • "WSJ: Apple to Hold iPhone Launch Event on 12 September" Daring Fireball 1:48 PM
  • "Why Safari strips out AMP headers in iOS 11" iMore 12:26 PM
  • "Can the Note 8 out-iPhone the iPhone 8?" iMore 11:17 AM
  • "The technology that wants to replace your smartphone is going to be everywhere in just a few weeks" Business Insider 11:05 AM
  • "IBM's Decision to Push the Apple Enterprise Was Incredibly Smart" Apple Must 10:22 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K movies could cost $20, but studios want more" Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Why the iPhone 8 probably won't be worth the $999 price tag" Computerworld 9:00 AM
  • "The NYPD finally realizes that Windows Phones are awful, plans switch to iPhones" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "All I want from iPhone 8 is better battery life" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Face it: Every new Apple technology is a disaster" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Apple's Social Responsibility" MacStories 8:36 AM
  • "Is Tim Cook running for President?" Apple 3.0 7:36 AM
  • "Comic: The Screen Notch is the New Camera Bump" iMore 10:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twelve South Curve for MacBook + Mac" iLounge 3:37 PM
  • "Asynchronous Card Game 'Martial Arts Brutality' Is Out Worldwide - Go Fight Your Friends" Touch Arcade 3:22 PM
  • "YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone & iPad app, desktop site" AppleInsider 2:35 PM
  • "Kensington Releases BlackBelt Rugged Case for iPad 9.7"" MacPrices 12:25 PM
  • "We all Need an iPhone Case that does this" Apple Must 12:11 PM
  • "Google Maps now makes it easier to find parking" TechCrunch 11:30 AM
  • "The Sweet Setup Launches 'Learn Ulysses' Video Course" MacStories 9:40 AM
  • "Pedometer++ hits 3.0, adds achievements" Six Colors 9:30 AM
  • "Elgato is Becoming the World's Most Prolific HomeKit Device Maker" Apple Must 11:26 AM
  • "Elgato announces five new HomeKit devices, including door lock and smoke-detector" 9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Epson Unveils New Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One Printer" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Ramps-Up Windows Mixed Reality Play With Partners Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer And Valve's Steam Platform" HotHardware 7:28 AM
  • "SteamVR Will Support Windows Mixed Reality Devices" ExtremeTech 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project Brainwave Might Be Better Than Google's Cloud TPU" Seeking Alpha 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft was leading the world in AR; now it's at risk of being left behind: HoloLens was inspirational, but it's ARKit and ARCore that are going to win developers." Ars Technica 7:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Races Forward to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278" Thurrott 8:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface PCs Gain Ground in the Enterprise" eWeek 8:42 PM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality: Now Dell's $350 Visor arrives at Microsoft's VR party" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo outline next-gen hyper-converged systems on VMware" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Dell EMC shoves more VMware in hybrid cloud, hyperconverged stuff: Best buds working together on a bunch of enhancements" The Register 7:29 AM
  • "Dell EMC spotlights post-merger integration with VMware: Hyperconverged infrastructure and data protection among the focuses on first day of VMworld" Channelnomics 7:29 AM
  • "Dell to enter VR and MR worlds in October with Visor headset" Inavate On the Net 7:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC releases its XtremIO X2 flash array into general availability" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "Dell launches XPS 13 with quad-core 8th-gen Intel chips, announces mixed reality headset" TrustedReviews 7:34 AM
  • "Dell's new rugged tablet is a clunky giant that runs Windows 7" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Replaces Ryzen CPUs for Users Affected By Rare Linux Bug" ExtremeTech 11:44 AM
  • "AMD's Llano APU Disaster Could End With $30 Million Class Action Settlement" HotHardware 4:21 PM
  • "Delayed AMD launch and chip yield issues prompt a $30m settlement offer to investors" PC Games N 7:32 AM
  • "AMD's Vega 56 Hits Store Shelves, Promptly Vanishes" ExtremeTech 9:59 AM
  • "AMD's Epyc pummels Intel's new Xeon-W workstation CPUs: It isn't a fair fight, Intel didn't show up but still charges more" SemiAccurate 9:10 PM
  • "Intel's new data center chief, a former PC exec, will be hands-on: Navin Shenoy is the new general manager of Intel's money-making Data Center Group, replacing Diane Bryant, who has gone on a temporary leave of absence" ITworld 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K SiSoft Sandra benchmark results spotted" Hexus 7:34 AM
  • "Intel unveils tiny Myriad X AI chip to run deep neural networks at high speed and low power: The 'world's first system-on-chip' will enable smart devices to see, understand and respond to their environments in real time" Alphr 7:35 AM
  • "Intel-Movidius breakthrough chip makes machines think and see like humans" SiliconRepublic 7:36 AM
  • "Intel shows off the Movidius Myriad X, a computer vision chip with deep learning baked-in" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Intel announces Myriad X Vision Processing Unit" bit-tech 7:35 AM
  • "Intel's 1Tops neural processor for vision: Intel has introduced a neural computing engine for accelerating deep learning inferences at the edge." Electronics Weekly 7:35 AM
  • "Intel Can Now Mesh Different Process Nodes on Same Chip" FARS News Agency 7:35 AM
  • "Intel's 18-core Xeon CPU may be destined for the iMac Pro: The W-series chips offer a 38 percent boost over the last generation." Engadget 3:06 PM
  • "Intel Xeon W Processors Likely Brains And Brawn Behind New iMac Pro, Other Top Workstations" HotHardware 4:21 PM
  • "Tachyum re-architects the cloud datacenter" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Crucial unleashes BX300 aimed at bringing SSDs for all: Budget balanced with performance" The Inquirer 10:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Upgraded at Cleveland on Strong Demand for iPhone, HomePod, Watch" TheStreet 9:42 AM
  • "Apple: An 800-Pound Gorilla That Still Offers Value" Seeking Alpha 8:17 AM
Industry News
  • "Best Buy reports strong Q2, ups outlook, hits e-commerce, omnichannel stride" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Wall Street Shakes Off North Korea Threat to End in the Green: Wall Street shakes off North Korea worry." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "This is why the market is reacting so negatively to North Korea's missile launch" USA Today 5:26 PM
  • "Gold Spike: When bad news is good news" FOXBusiness 5:26 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,301.89 up 18.87 points" Nasdaq 5:26 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Recover After North Korea Launch Jolts Markets: Investors seek out havens such as Japanese yen, gold, U.S. Treasurys" [Paid Membership Required] 5:28 PM
  • "North Korea Launch Jolts Markets: Investors seek out havens such as Japanese yen, gold, U.S. Treasurys" [Paid Membership Required] 11:56 AM
  • "U.K. stocks knocked sharply lower after North Korea launches missile over Japan" MarketWatch 7:55 AM

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