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Friday Highlights: Foss Patents reveals a workaround found in iOS 12 pertaining to Qualcomm's patent dispute with Apple over Spotlight search; customers lining up at Apple Stores as new iPhones, Apple Watch available for sale; WSJ says "turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Huawei gives out power banks to those waiting in line for new iPhones; RIP Charles Moore; Science Alert looks at China's Orwellian population monitoring system called "Social Credit System"; is AirPower actually alive? Gets a mention in new iPhone manuals!; iFixit tears down iPhone XS and XS Max, hails new battery design; on YouTube, TechSmartt performs droptest on latest iPhones, and watertests the XS Max; The Mac Observer reviews iOS 12, and MacRumors reports on their readers' first iPhone XS/Max and Apple Watch Series 4 impressions.

  • "How Apple is changing facial recognition with the next iPhone"  Axios 8:16 AM
  • "Apple is planning big changes to how you use your iPhone" CNBC 11:29 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Who's Ahead in Augmented Reality/For now, Apple's AR platform is better-positioned for takeoff than Google's. But things could look different down the line." TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "Analysts say Apple could convince people to buy the $1,000 iPhone by giving them free Apple Music" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "China's regulators are reviewing a complaint accusing Apple of breaching antitrust laws" CNBC 8:53 AM
  • "Apple to FCC: Protect net neutrality and don't allow online fast lanes/It's the company's first comments in the 2017 debate."  Recode 11:31 AM
  • "Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC" TechCrunch 12:40 PM
  • "Apple finally speaks up on net neutrality" CNNMoney 1:26 PM
  • "Apple's Real Reason for Finally Joining the Net Neutrality Fight" Wired 3:10 PM
  • "Apple to FCC: Don't allow 'fast lanes' on the internet" Axios 2:26 PM
  • "Apple breaks its silence on net neutrality, saying: Don't repeal the rules" Washington Post [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Joins Latest Battle Over Net Neutrality" Variety 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on Apple's High Sierra"  Computerworld 1:46 PM
  • "High Sierra's APFS optimized for flash storage & SSD, incompatible with legacy HDDs and possibly Fusion Drives" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "Perfect Assistant 2.0 lets Devs Build & Test Linux Code on Macs"  Apple Must 10:05 AM
  • "Parallels makes Windows apps work with your MacBook's TouchBar: Right now it's just browsers and Office, but support for more apps is coming soon." Engadget 6:06 PM
  • "How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using a Boot Camp external drive [Video] 9to5Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Creating Loved and Top Ratings Playlists in iTunes" MacMost 8:05 AM
  • "iOS and macOS automation: What does the future hold?"  Macworld 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 10.4.3 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 9:46 AM
  • "3D Molecules Editor is a good tool for beginner chemistry students" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is coming to Mac this September" Mac Gamer HQ 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Special Event: Join us here September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater."  Apple 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Confirms Sept. 12 Product Launch At New Headquarters" [Paid Membership Required] 12:34 PM
  • "Apple Invites Media to September 12 Event at Apple Park: 'Let's Meet at Our Place'" MacRumors 11:29 AM
  • "Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 12th at its new campus" Engadget 11:29 AM
  • "Apple just confirmed the day it will unveil the iPhone 8" Mashable 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Sends Out Invitations to Sept. 12 Product Event" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:25 PM
  • "It's official: Apple's iPhone event is Sept. 12 at Steve Jobs Theater" ZDNet 1:06 PM
  • "Apple AirPods dominant, despite late entrance in 'totally wireless headphone' market segment" AppleInsider 6:34 PM
  • "Fueled by Apple Watch sales growth, smartwatches take over wearables market" AppleInsider 7:25 PM
  • "Tim Cook emails Apple employees about Hurricane Harvey" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Has Raised Over $3 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts" MacTrast 8:18 AM
  • "Sony Basically Ripped Off Apple's Newest Products" Gizmodo 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Car Engineers Leave for Self Driving Car Startup Zoox" The Mac Observer 8:49 AM
  • "Basic Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate in the Second Quarter, According to IDC" ["Meanwhile, smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Android Wear lineup grew 60.9% in the quarter thanks to fitness and fashion enthusiasts."] Business Wire 8:08 AM
  • "The smartwatch market is actually performing pretty well: It showed over 60 percent year over year growth during this year's second quarter." Engadget 3:23 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "SanDisk Sets New Record With 400GB MicroSD Card: It's only taken them two years to double the capacity of these tiny cards." PC Magazine 9:48 AM
  • "711 million email accounts susceptible to new spambot: 'Onliner' bot can bypass spam filters" The Verge 9:11 AM
  • "AI to the people: Anaconda readies its Enterprise 5 Python distribution" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "How Women Are Revolutionizing Silicon Valley's Toxic Culture" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "Goodbye Project Titan Engineers, High Sierra Hackintosh Update -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-31" The Mac Observer 12:05 PM
  • "iPhone 8: All the rumors we're (almost) certain will come true" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Apple plans to launch 6-inch screen iPhone next year"  ET News 7:47 AM
  • "Sketchy but plausible supply-chain report repeats rumors of larger 6.5-inch iPhone for next year" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple in early development of 5.85- & 6.46-inch OLED iPhones for 2018" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple May Launch Galaxy Note 8-Sized iPhone With 6.4-Inch OLED Display Next Year" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Analyst predicts Apple supplier stranglehold on 'iPhone 8' 3D sensing tech impacting Chinese OEMs" AppleInsider 12:00 PM
  • "A wireless carrier supposedly just confirmed Apple's iPhone 8 release date" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11 developer beta 9" 9to5Mac 12:06 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 9 (15A5370a)" The Mac Observer 12:14 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Future Apple Watch straps might feature functional buttons, sense user touch" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at 'smart' watch bands and other 'smart' iOS, macOS accessories" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "Three Major Smart Fabric Patents Surfaced today Focusing on Smart Clothing, Wearables & Future Devices" Patently Apple 8:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "A closer look at Sony's wireless earbuds vs. Apple's AirPods" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Jailbreak Or Not? Speed Test Vs Non-Jailbreak iPhone On iOS 10 Shows Difference Between The Two" Redmond Pie 9:47 AM
  • "First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
  • "Community Review: tech21 Evo Wallet Active Edition for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus" iMore 10:11 AM
  • "Eliminate tangled cords with this gadget organizer [Review] Cult of Mac 1:06 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple ARKit -- Hands On With Augmented Reality, Star Wars And Walking Dead. Early Verdict: It Rocks" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Weather Atlas: Weather Mapping for a Modern Day" MacStories 11:59 AM
  • "Taps Review: A Game of Numbers" MacStories 1:33 PM
  • "'Taps' Review - Playing Taps Has Never Been So Pleasant" Touch Arcade 1:19 PM
  • "'Golden Axe' Review - Be Careful What You Axe For" Touch Arcade 12:06 PM
  • "Download iOS 11 Public Beta 8 And Install The Right Way, Here's How" Redmond Pie 5:15 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to Set Up and Customize Do Not Disturb While Driving" The Mac Observer 11:27 AM
  • "Apps to Provide Peace of Mind With a Teenager Behind the Wheel" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:32 AM
  • "A Low Cost Way For Apple To Help Sell iPhone 8s" Forbes 3:51 PM
  • "Apple's new facial scanning feature could put iPhone 8 in a class of its own" The Next Web 3:36 PM
  • "Why Apple's Inability To Remake TV Distribution Is The Culprit In Cable's Imminent Death"  Forbes 3:23 PM
  • "Tim Cook and 'moral responsibility' of corporations in the age of gridlock" Seattle Times 1:06 PM
  • "Apple's cryptic invitation confirms September 12 event" Cult of Mac 12:28 PM
  • "Why These People Will -- Or Won't -- Pay A Grand For The Next iPhone" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone: 23+ things we'll learn on September 12" Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Crazy for 8s: The forgotten iPhone of 2017" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "The net neutrality comment period was a complete mess" The Verge 9:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Zeeon synth is a new virtual analogue synth from BeepStreet" createdigitalmusic 6:15 PM
  • "Apple iTunes affiliates can now get paid in App Store and iTunes Store credit" 9to5Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option" AppleInsider 5:31 PM
  • "Netatmo says Apple's HomeKit coming to Welcome & Presence security cams" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "A DIY computer kit to turn your kid into the next Steve Jobs" Mashable 1:26 PM
  • "newPCgadets Introduces Laptop Lift 90 Riser For MacBooks And PC Laptops" MacPrices 12:05 PM
  • "I Hope You Never Need This iPhone Accessory" Apple Must 11:27 AM
  • "Nest, Philips Hue, and Libratone Zipp Product Announcements" MacStories 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Removes 'CheapCharts' App From the App Store" Touch Arcade 10:11 AM
  • "Catch yourself in a web of card-based skill in Spider Solitaire, free to download now" 148Apps 9:33 AM
  • "Gboard updates: sticker and Bitmoji support added" ["Google has not specified when the feature will roll out to iOS."] The Verge 9:27 AM
  • "Ramp Champ Joins Other Classic iOS Games With iOS 11 Support" MacStories 8:36 AM
  • "'The Walking Dead: March to War' Is Out Worldwide - Go Take on Negan" Touch Arcade 8:34 AM
  • "These weird-looking wireless earbuds let you listen to music and conversations at the same time" Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "Invacare launch revolutionary powerchair app" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
  • "Tanks Mobile: Battle of Kursk is Now Available for Android and iOS" PRNewswire 8:11 AM
  • "B&O Play's first truly wireless earbuds look nice but are twice the price of AirPods" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Bang & Olufsen announces its take on AirPods, claiming more style, better sound" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Philips Hue starter kits now better value with 4 bulbs per pack, new ceiling light fixtures coming soon" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Logitech Finally Made a Keyboard Worthy of Its Best Mouse" Gizmodo 8:21 AM
  • "Logitech unveils powerful Craft keyboard and MX Sound speakers" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "It has never been easier to light your home smarter, room by room, with the extended Philips Hue connected lighting system" Business Wire 8:08 AM
  • "Western Digital Gives Consumers a Unique, Hassle-Free Solution for Daily iPhone Backup" Business Wire 8:08 AM
  • "Aircharge Unveils New MFi iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Wireless Charging Cases" Business Wire 8:08 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Creators Update to include mixed reality support" IT PRO 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft releases first Windows 10 Redstone 4 PC test build" ZDNet 4:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases the First RS4 Build of the Windows 10 Insider Preview" Thurrott 4:46 PM
  • "Microsoft broadens Office 365 through the Windows Store test program" ZDNet 9:37 PM
  • "Microsoft is inviting some Insiders to try out the Office 365 apps from the Windows Store" Neowin 8:47 PM
  • "Microsoft helps you be more productive with SMS Insights for Skype Lite users in India" Tech 2 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Remains Top Dog in This Software Business Thanks to LinkedIn" Fortune 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Mixer Create out of Beta to take on Amazon's Twitch" Seeking Alpha 11:49 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft teaming up voice assistants to talk to each other" KBTX-TV 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft, Amazon pairing up voice assistants in new deal" The News-Gazette 8:01 AM
  • "Hurricane Harvey Stalls US Repair Facilities For Apple And Dell" Gizmodo 7:44 AM
  • "Michael And Susan Dell Foundation To Setup An Incubator In India: The Michael And Susan Dell Incubator Is In Talks With CIIE To Focus On Early Stage Startups Through The Incubator" Inc. 42 7:45 AM
  • "Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, others back edtech startup Kings Learning" VC Circle 7:46 AM
  • "English learning startup raises funding from Dell Foundation, others" The Economic Times 7:46 AM
  • "Dell/EMC year one has exceeded Michael Dell's expectations: Says biggest surprise is lack of surprises, and PCs won't surprise again" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Dell brings out its IFA 2017 gaming lineup" SlashGear 7:46 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567) Laptop Review" The Sixth Axis 7:46 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming gets big specs boost and a new design" TrustedReviews 7:44 AM
  • "Dell introduces Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop and a rugged tablet" Gizbot 7:44 AM
  • "Dell's Visor blends real and virtual worlds" The Week UK 7:45 AM
  • "Dell Visor hands-on review: VR meets MR in this impressive £350 kit/Dell is offering the best of HoloLens and Oculus Rift on a budget" Alphr 7:45 AM
  • "HP's Meg Whitman finds breaking up is hard to do: Chief first resisted drastic dismantling of tech conglomerate before changing course" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Interview: HP chief technology officer Shane Wall" Tech Central 7:51 AM
  • "Intel Enters the Multi-Core Race With AMD" Seeking Alpha 7:11 AM
  • "AMD's new budget 8-core Threadripper processor costs $549" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "AMD unveils its cheapest Threadripper CPU yet: The eight-core Ryzen 1900X costs $549." Engadget 2:18 PM
  • "AMD launches cheapest Threadripper processor" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Pro and Ryzen Threadripper 1900X Come to Market: All the benifits of the X399 platform without the extra cores..." SemiAccurate 4:46 PM
  • "Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations" TechCrunch 9:01 AM
  • "Salesforce and IBM unveil more data integration tools" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Oracle and Mitsubishi Electric Collaborate to Develop Internet of Things Platform for Smart Manufacturing" Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle launches drag-and-drop AI for smart factories" VentureBeat 8:03 AM
  • "Oracle steps up IoT game, adds AI, digital twin and enterprise data integration" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Acer's new Windows 10 Switch 7 is a Surface Pro challenger" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Razer's budget version of the 17-inch Blade Pro is $2,299" The Verge 10:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple hits an all-time high after announcing the next iPhone's launch event" Business Insider 2:26 PM
  • "What happens to Apple shares after the iPhone 8?" Apple 3.0 3:49 PM
  • "How Apple's market cap could reach $1 trillion" CNBC 9:05 AM
  • "Are Investors Expecting Too Much From Apple?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:25 PM
  • "After the iPhone 8, What Will Drive Apple Inc. Stock Higher?" InvestorPlace 8:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq Rockets to New Record; S&P 500 Finishes Higher for Fifth Straight Day: Stocks close out Thursday's session with gains for the day and month. Now Wall Street looks toward the August jobs report out Friday." TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Ask a Fool: Which companies would benefit most from tax reform?" The Motley Fool 8:26 AM
  • "Wells Fargo reveals up to 1.4 million more fake accounts" FOXBusiness 12:15 PM
  • "Stocks Remain Mostly Positive In Mid-Day Trading - U.S. Commentary" RTT News 12:27 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher After Robust Economic Data: European stocks also strengthen as eurozone data points to bloc's continuing momentum" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian-market gains following strong growth in U.S." MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "European stocks rise as miners shine, but head for third monthly loss in a row" MarketWatch 8:29 AM

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