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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?

  • "From the iPod to the iPhone 8: a history of Apple's mysterious event invitations"  Telegraph 7:42 AM
  • "Even an Apple store can't prevent the death of a US mall" Quartz 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's OS chief is taking over Siri from Eddy Cue: Cupertino might be looking to integrate Siri deeper into its platforms."  Engadget 5:15 PM
  • "Siri Gains A New Master As Apple Cedes Ground To Amazon Alexa In Voice AI" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "Apple eyes iconic studio as base for Hollywood production push: The Culver Studios, where 'Gone With The Wind' was filmed, may be leased for content arm" ["Among the projects Apple is vying for is a high-profile drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, set on a morning TV chat show. The company is bidding against the likes of Netflix for rights to the drama, according to people familiar with the discussions, in a sign that Apple is considering premium productions akin to those found on HBO, the TV network."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/1
  • "Apple's call for 'strong' net neutrality rules is a hint about the future of its business"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/1
  • "Recode Your Health: How Apple engineered its watch to push you to perform at your peak"  Men's Health 9/1
  • "It seems like Apple's AirPods are a hit: In just about seven months, Apple appears to have completely upended the wireless headphone market." Quartz 9/1
  • "Apple joins consortium in revised £14bn bid for Toshiba's chip business: Successful bid with Bain Capital may help iPhone maker source memory chips for smartphones in battle with rival Samsung" The Guardian 9/1
  • "Apple and Android Lead Smartwatch Boom, But Dumber Wearables Slip" Fortune 9/1
  • "Believe it or Not, Smartwatches Are Having a Moment: 'We're at a point where brands and consumers are graduating to a more sophisticated device,' according to IDC." PC Magazine 9/1
  • "Microsoft Office support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra" Microsoft 9/1
  • "Office for Mac 2011 not supported on High Sierra, may be problems with 2016 apps" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers" MacRumors 9/1
Press Releases
  • "Game watch: Top Mac games from August 2017" Mac Gamer HQ 6:28 PM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to the Red, Yellow and Green Window Buttons" MacMost 6:03 PM
  • "Shooting & Editing a Daily Vlog During the World's Toughest Adventure Race - Part 2" 9/1
  • "How to learn Swift, Apple's language for creating iOS and macOS apps" Macworld 9/1
  • "Auto-switching to and from the iTunes MiniPlayer" Dr. Drang 9/1
Press Releases
  • "Hyper Plan for macOS lets you easily create cards with user-defined properties" Apple World Today 9/1
  • "Date Time Calc 2.2 is an application to calculate future, past dates and time difference between dates on Mac" Tension Software 9/1
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple and Netflix are in a bidding war for Jennifer Aniston's new show" BGR 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially Moved From Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi" MacRumors 9/1
  • "Apple shifts responsibility for Siri to operating system chief" Reuters 9/1
  • "Alexa and Siri Escalate Battle of Virtual Assistants: Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft racing to make their virtual assistants more powerful and pervasive" [Paid Membership Required] 9/1
  • "Leaked document shows how Apple decides to replace or repair your iPhone"  Business Insider 9/1
  • "Leaked Apple document shows how iPhone service eligibility is determined" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple's secret workout facility could lead to big breakthroughs for the Apple Watch" Mashable 9/1
  • "Here's a look inside where Apple will unveil its next iPhones" Mashable 9/1
  • "Apple sends out invites to September 12 iPhone 8 launch" BetaNews 9/1
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google and scores of businesses are imploring President Trump to protect the Dreamers" Recode 9/1
  • "Apple's Cook, other CEOs call on Trump to keep DACA protections in place" AppleInsider 9/1
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook signs letter encouraging President Trump to preserve the DACA 'Dreamers' program" MacDailyNews 9/1
  • "Apple, Google & other tech companies urge Trump not to deport 'the Dreamers'" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple Files Trademark Application for Apple Pay Cash Peer-to-Peer Payments Service in European Union" MacRumors 9/1
  • "Apple files trademark suggesting its P2P payment service is coming to Europe" VentureBeat 9/1
  • "What to do about an iPhone generation that is less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 9/1
  • "In a 1,000-year flood, the Apple Watch makes a handy phone (Video)" Apple 3.0 9/1
  • "Watch Tim Cook's FaceTime cameo in Auburn University's new ad" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Today in Apple history: Ping social network fails to strike a chord" Cult of Mac 9/1
Non-Apple News
  • "SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first stage cores: One step closer to carrying larger payloads into space." Engadget 9:07 PM
  • "Instagram Done Got Hacked" Gizmodo 6:00 PM
  • "Huawei Armed With New AI-Enhanced Chipset for Battle With iPhone: Kirin 970 chip will power Chinese giant's Mate 10 smartphone, which is set to launch next month" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Video streaming device maker Roku files for IPO" Reuters 9/1
  • "Roku files for IPO" Axios 9/1
  • "Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers" CNNMoney 9/1
  • "An Instagram hack hit millions of accounts, and victims' phone numbers are now for sale" The Verge 9/1
  • "Fitbit unfazed by Apple, Samsung as rivals step up smartwatch competition" CNBC 9/1
  • "The 'Apple of China' is revealing its new smartphone 1 day before the iPhone 8 launches" Business Insider 9/1
  • "US judge says Yahoo data breach victims have the right to sue" Engadget 9/1
  • "A smartphone to support both Google and Amazon's voice assistants" DailyTech 9/1
  • "The Dalrymple Report: With guest Jason Snell" The Loop 5:07 PM
  • "How a Crisis Almost Derailed Apple's Original iPhone (Podcast)" Bloomberg 7:45 AM
  • "Is Amazon a Monopoly? NPR's Robert Smith wonders whether tech giants like Amazon and Google really need to be reined in." Slate 9/1
  • "Can you leave the iPhone's Home button behind? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 98)" CNET 9/1
  • "Siri's New Boss, APFS Fusion Drive Issues -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-01" The Mac Observer 9/1
  • "MacVoices #17184: Josh Centers Takes Control of iOS 11" MacVoices 9/1
  • "A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 2)" Architosh 9/1
  • "Catch our iPhone 8 event predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9/1
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Apple's Sept. 12 event, and a future without a home button" AppleInsider 9/1
  • "Going to the doctor is a pain. Can Silicon Valley help? Forward CEO Adrian Aoun explains what tech can do for health and wellness on Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 9/1
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 135 | iPhone 8 event at Steve Jobs Theater, iOS 11 possibilities, HomePod predictions" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing, setup" AppleInsider 8:03 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "iPhone 8/Edition may include option to invoke Siri with sleep/wake button" 9to5Mac 3:21 PM
  • "iPhone 8 looks set to actually be the iPhone X" TechnoBuffalo 3:20 PM
  • "Apple's 2017 Phone Lineup To Be Called iPhone Edition, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus" Redmond Pie 7:34 AM
  • "Major Apple casemakers updating internal SKUs to 'iPhone 8', 'iPhone 8 Plus' and 'iPhone Edition'" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate" AppleInsider 9/1
  • "Report: iPhone X is the name of Apple's game-changing new iPhone" BGR 9/1
  • "More OLED iPhone 8 components surface as video claims to show (likely fake) Apple leather case" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of iOS 11 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] MacRumors 9/1
  • "Future Macs may adjust their audio based on where you're sitting or standing -- and what you're doing" Apple World Today 9/1
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9/1
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9/1
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9/1

  • "Best Mesh Wi-Fi Router Kits" iMore 2:03 PM
  • "Apple Watch 2 - 12 months later: So last year, when Apple re-released the Apple Watch as Apple Watch Series 2, I decided to get one again." The Chicken Coop 7:24 AM
  • "Best iPhone charging cables" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Video: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil" AppleInsider 9/1
  • "Swap Your AirPods for Sony's Noise-Canceling Earbuds?" PC Magazine 9/1
  • "Review: Moment's wide angle V2 lens take mobile photography to the next level" iDownload Blog 9/1
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "It's not the destination, it's the journey: Old Man's Journey" Macworld 9/1
  • "YouTube TV review: Patience pays off/The best streaming bundle (for those who can get it)." TechHive 9/1
  • "How to Use The New iOS 11 Safari Features on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 9:45 AM
  • "How to listen to music safely on a bike: Wearing headphones while cycling can be dangerous, even illegal; here are some ways to listen to music or traffic directions safely while riding" IDG News Service 7:22 AM
  • "Enable Or Disable iOS 11 Auto-Brightness Feature, Here's How" Redmond Pie 9/1
  • "Hidden iOS setting may stop you running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 2:19 PM
  • "An Introduction to Home Assistant, the Open Source Home Automation Platform that Can Even Talk to iTunes" The Mac Observer 9/1
  • "watchOS 4: How to use Apple Watch as a Flashlight" Apple Must 9/1
  • "6 Things You Didn't Know About Apple & Health Research" Apple Must 9/1
  • "The iPhone ecosystem needs strength training accessories - especially from Apple"  AppleInsider 7:22 AM
  • "Amazing! Futuristic Transparent iPhone Design." MICGadget 9/1
  • "The case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Six Colors 9/1
  • "iPhone 8/Edition Diary: It hasn't even been announced yet, but I already know I'll be buying one" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "Apple Goes to Hollywood: For TV production and more" Alex4D 9/1
  • "Siri Just Become a Core Apple Platform Technology" Apple Must 9/1
  • "When did Apple begin to think different about the iPhone Home button?" Computerworld 9/1
  • "Apple to FCC: Here's Why Repealing Net Neutrality Is a Bad Idea" TheStreet 9/1
  • "Apple's peer-to-peer payments service won't just be available in U.S." Cult of Mac 9/1
  • "Samsung is so afraid of the iPhone 8, it might rush to release the Galaxy S9 early" BGR 9/1
  • "New report may solve the last mystery surrounding Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 9/1
  • "Why I'm now using Android and might skip the iPhone 8: Circumstances caused me to change to Android handsets as my daily driver instead of my iPhone 7 Plus. Now I'm not sure I want to go back." ZDNet 9/1
  • "Counterpoint: Why phone makers are trying to kill the headphone jack" The Next Web 9/1
  • "Apple finally openly supports net neutrality" OSNews 9/1
  • "3 products I want to hear about at Apple's September 12 event" Macworld 9/1
  • "Intel disses and then copies AMD's multi-die CPU idea" iMore 3:43 PM
  • "Here's how Roku — the electronics company that's kept Apple and Amazon at bay — makes money" Business Insider 9/1
  • "Key Takeaways for Microsoft, Google and Others From Europe's Biggest Tech Show" RealMoney 9/1
  • "The Hard Consequence of Google's Soft Power Over Think Tanks" Wired 9/1
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming September 2: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers of TidBITS and Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:37 AM
  • "Google's iOS app now shows trending searches" Engadget 9/1
  • "Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances iPhone, Apple Watch command options" AppleInsider 9/1
  • "Apple announces Simi Valley store to permanently close on September 15th" 9to5Mac 9/1
  • "SanDisk iXpand Base Gives iPhone And iPad Users Hassle-Free Daily Backup While Charging" MacPrices 9/1
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Delivers Another Near-Final Build of the Fall Creators Update" Thurrott 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft is blowing Edge's last chance to succeed" MSPoweruser 9:14 AM
  • "The cancelled Surface Mini's marketing materials and full specifications have leaked" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Full specs of Microsoft's cancelled Surface Mini revealed" MSPoweruser 7:51 AM
  • "Nothing (New) to See Here: Surface Mini Marketing Materials Leak" Thurrott 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to put virtual reality in your home for only US$399: Virtual reality tech has had a lukewarm response, due to clunky equipment and a lack of decent software, and the price of Microsoft's VR bundle reflects this" South China Morning Post 7:51 AM
  • "Hottest Info on Microsoft, Google and Others From Europe's Biggest Tech Show: Google and Microsoft's hardware partners had a lot to announce. So did many other companies." TheStreet 7:50 AM
  • "Windows 7 continues to stumble while Windows 10 ascends in market share" Neowin 4:02 PM
  • "Windows 10 user base on Steam stagnates as Windows 7 rises" Neowin 3:09 PM
  • "AMD sales outpaced Intel's for the first time in a decade at Germany's largest e-tailer" Neowin 10:08 AM
  • "Satya Nadella, Microsoft stand with 'DREAMers' over reported end to DACA" Neowin 9/1
  • "CIA Malware Project Infects Windows Systems" Virus Guides 9/1
  • "HPE wraps up $8.8bn Micro Focus software dump spin-off" The Register 9/1
  • "HP launches Ink Tank printers for high-volume home users" Vanguard 9/1
  • "Michael Dell's foundation pledges up to $36 billion for Texas reconstruction" VentureBeat 9/1
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets spiffed up for the holidays" CNET 9/1
  • "Intel Adds Optane Memory to Kaby Lake NUCs" PC Magazine 9/1
  • "Shuttle brings Intel Optane technology to SZ270R8" Guru3D 9/1
  • "Intel releases Xeon W CPUs for workstations" CPU World 9/1
  • "ChromeOS gets chromed with Acer's aluminium Chromebook 15" Stuff Magazine 9/1
  • "Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Hands on with Lenovo's latest" Expert Reviews 9/1
  • "The Asus ROG Chimera laptop is Usain-Bolt-on-steroids fast" Stuff Magazine 9/1
  • "The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores" PCWorld 9/1
  • "AMD wants to conquer the enterprise PC market with Ryzen Pro" BetaNews 9/1
  • "AMD Releases Cheapest Ryzen Threadripper CPU: $549 For 8-Core 16-Thread Monster" Forbes 9/1
  • "AMD Vega's innards aren't game-ready, consumer-optimised versions are coming" PCGamesN 9/1
  • "AMD names Dell, HP, Lenovo as Ryzen Pro partners" bit-tech 9/1
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro is about to supercharge your work PC" ITProPortal 9/1
  • "AMD Ryzen PRO processors get backing of Dell, HP, and Lenovo" Hexus 9/1
  • "AMD Aims For Commercial Comeback With Ryzen Pro CPU Launch" Silicon UK 9/1
  • "The case for Oracle to cede control of Java SE" InfoWorld 9/1
  • "Oracle upgrades Internet of Things service with artificial intelligence and machine learning" BetaNews 9/1
  • "What to expect in Java 9's JDK: More than modularity" InfoWorld 9/1
  • "San Jose man sentenced to 7½ years for selling $37 million worth of stolen Cisco goods" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9/1
  • "NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging earns Cisco certification for UCS, paving the way for more converged infrastructure sales" IT PRO 9/1
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market finishes higher as jobs report diminishes rate hike expectations: Nasdaq records biggest weekly gain since December" MarketWatch 9/1
  • "S&P 500 Nears a New Record as Automakers Rise: Stocks rise after positive car sales reports. That was enough to overshadow a disappointing jobs report out earlier in the day." TheStreet 9/1
  • "Wall St up as jobs data keeps rate expectations in check" Reuters 9/1
  • "Nasdaq Composite Posts Biggest Weekly Gain of the Year: Big acquisition announcements and a landmark new drug approval helped major indexes rise this week" [Paid Membership Required] 9/1
  • "Chinese stocks lead Asian markets higher after upbeat manufacturing data: Nikkei ends weekly losing streak" MarketWatch 9/1
  • "European stocks end higher on dovish ECB expectations, U.S. jobs data: European stocks closed higher for a third straight session on Friday, boosted by a news report saying the European Central Bank will likely wait until December to unveil a plan to taper its asset purchases." MarketWatch 9/1

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