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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?

  • "New Apple products launched under CEO Tim Cook are dominating"  Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods are turning wireless earbuds into a computer for your ears: OK, they might look weird, but could earbuds become a key way of interacting with our computers?"  ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Siri heads for a shake-up in the 'iPhone 8': With no home button on the new iPhone, something's got to give, and that something might just be your power button"  The Guardian 7:53 AM
  • "Pulling Back the Curtain on Apple's Self-Driving Car Project: The tech titan had some pretty crazy ideas, but it's now more focused on the technology inside a driverless vehicle." The Motley Fool 8:14 AM
  • "Apple discontinues annual London music festival" AppleInsider 6:00 PM
  • "Apple's eGPU work in High Sierra is impressive, but six more months will make it better" AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "How to use the Finder's powerful bulk renaming tools" Cult of Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Calendar Time Zone Support" MacMost 9:51 AM
  • "Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and iOS reminiscent of MacDraw II" AppleInsider 9/3
  • "A Beginner's Guide to the Red, Yellow and Green Window Buttons" MacMost 9/2
  • "The Future of Microsoft Office on the Mac"  MacSparky 9:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "New High Sierra and iOS 11 Books from Take Control" TidBITS 3:13 PM
  • "Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping" Architosh 11:01 AM
  • "Introversion's 'Prison Architect' lands on the Mac App Store, Feral ships 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' expansion on macOS" AppleInsider 9/3
  • "Game watch: Top Mac games from August 2017" Mac Gamer HQ 9/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Sept. 12 event: What to expect from the new iPhone 8, Apple Watch and more" CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Google set to dominate Apple, Amazon and Samsung in the race for the best voice assistant" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod Will Generate Pairing Tone for Device Pairing" MacTrast 8:02 AM
  • "Readers report Apple unofficially offering free repairs on devices damaged in Hurricane Harvey" 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Siri saves sick girl from Harvey floodwaters - CNN" CNN 12:41 PM
  • "Siri calls Coast Guard to help save girl stranded in Hurricane Harvey" iMore 9:51 AM
  • "Sold: which is the most traded smartphone in Dubai? The Apple iPhone is the most traded smartphone in Dubai with more than 1,000 put up for sale on Dubizzle, according to latest figures from the classified ads website." Arabian Business 8:16 AM
  • "Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Tinder tops Apple App Store with new feature" BBC 8:02 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs flip-flops on the Newton" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei hopes for edge over Apple Inc" 9:19 PM
  • "Sweden's game revenue hit $1.54 billion in 2016" VentureBeat 3:18 PM
  • "You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face" Mashable 10:29 AM
  • "A New Algorithm Will Allow Smartwatches to Learn and Monitor Your Every Move" Futurism 8:16 AM
  • "Elon Musk says AI could lead to third world war" The Guardian 10:31 AM
  • "Elon Musk warns that vying for AI superiority could lead to WW3" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "Hacker Lexicon: What Is DNS Hijacking?" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "Facebook has mapped the location of millions of people down to 5-meter accuracy" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "'Apple's OLED iPhone specs not yet finalized': Korean parts suppliers for Apple's first OLED iPhone are said to have started their shipments just recently, hinting at the phone's delayed launch no earlier than November. ... 'Apple has not yet informed us the exact supply volume as it was still fine-tuning hardware specifications for the OLED iPhone until last week,' he added."  The Investor 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's Next Bezelless Flagship Handset Reportedly To Be Called iPhone X, Pronounced iPhone 10" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Announced September, released November: the iPhone 8/X still pegged for supply drama" phoneArena 8:13 AM
  • "Leaked video may show a working iPhone 8 for the first time ever" BGR 9:51 AM
  • "iPhone 8 could let you invoke Siri by holding the Power button" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 8 arrival looks increasingly imminent with latest leak" TechRadar UK 7:50 AM
  • "Prolific leaker claims 'iPhone 8' will cost between $999 and $1199, depending on configuration" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 leak may reveal storage tiers and prices" BGR 8:00 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 components leak out before official unveiling" Cult of Mac 12:42 PM
  • "Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth" DigiTimes 7:52 AM
  • "Taiwanese sources illustrate likely depth of impact on supply-chain of iPhone 8 sales" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple leak shows how it decides to repair or replace iPhones: The guide covers the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Leaked Warranty Guide Outlines Dos And Don'ts Of iPhone Repairs And Replacements" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Apple will no longer repair or service your sixth-gen iPod nano" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Leaked Apple warranty guide shows what it will and won't repair" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "Apple Marks 6th-Generation iPod Nano As Obsolete" Redmond Pie 10:29 AM
  • "Sixth-Generation iPod nano Marked Obsolete" 512 Pixels 12:41 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9:11 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9:11 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 9:11 AM

  • "Take a closer look at the iPhone 8's big redesign in this HUGE gallery" TechnoBuffalo 8:14 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus speed test: Prepare to be surprised" BGR 7:59 AM
  • "Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option" Macworld 7:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Darkest Dungeon' Review - Brave the Darkness for One of the Better RPGs on iPad" Touch Arcade 11:42 AM
  • "How to integrate iPhone into your strength training regimen" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "How to Access iCloud Settings on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 3:23 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to use the one handed keyboard" 9to5Mac 12:41 PM
  • "How to Squeeze the Most Out of Your iPhone's Battery" TechSpot 8:13 AM
  • "Here's how you'll activate Siri on the new iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "How to Watch the Apple Special Event on 12th September 2017" Envato Tuts+ 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods already dominate the wireless headphone market" BGR 7:10 PM
  • "Samsung claims Bixby speaker will have 'better AI' than Google Assistant or Alexa" BGR 3:53 PM
  • "The Tech Community's Response to Hurricane Harvey" TidBITS 3:42 PM
  • "Fresh iPhone 8 leak shows how Apple is dealing with the phone's biggest change" BGR 10:55 AM
  • "Do Apple Inc.'s New iPhones Deserve to Be Called 'iPhone 8'?" The Motley Fool 10:55 AM
  • "Apple and the A.I. arms race"  Axios 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone 8: Everything you need to know" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Ex-Apple recruiter: There's a dark side to 'culture fit' hiring" HR Grapevine 8:15 AM
  • "Apple: Tim Cook and the DACA troll" Apple 3.0 8:08 AM
  • "Is 'iPhone X', official name of Apple's iPhone 8? And what we know." DailyTech 8:01 AM
  • "It's been a year since smartphones started killing the headphone jack, and it's still inconvenient" Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "Will my phone get Android 8.0 Oreo?" BetaNews 11:42 AM
  • "The bright side of the AI and robot revolution: You might get to retire earlier" ZDNet 11:02 AM
  • "How the Essential Phone won me over completely" TechCrunch 10:55 AM
  • "Why the US Government Shouldn't Ban Kaspersky Security Software" Wired 9:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' vanishes from iOS App Store [u] AppleInsider 7:09 PM
  • "Apple ends its annual music festival after 10 years" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "'Super Mario Run' Is Gone from the App Store" Touch Arcade 3:20 PM
  • "Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling" AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones boast great battery life, noise-canceling tech" Digital Trends 3:20 PM
  • "The New Beats Headphones Cancel Noise Better Than Ever" Wired 3:20 PM
  • "Apple Releases New Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones With W1 Chip [Video] iClarified 3:14 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 4: Aaron Davis of Apple, Bryan Chaffin, Evernote, Siri" The MUG Center 9:46 AM
  • "'Lotus' Is the Latest Board Game to Get a Really Cool Mobile Port at PAX" Touch Arcade 8:06 AM
  • "Latest Telegram update adds new sticker features and tracks mentions & replies" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft makes more money from clouds" Channel Eye 8:26 AM
  • "What To Expect from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Debuting Oct. 17" TabletPCReview 12:43 PM
  • "Windows 7 Still King of the Desktop Despite Windows 10 Creators Update Launch" Softpedia 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft says every enterprise should have a plan for when cybersecurity fails" TechRepublic 8:24 AM
  • "AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs" The Hacker News 9:19 PM
  • "HP unveils world's first in-class printer made with closed-loop recycled plastic" 8:19 AM
  • "HP ends stormy relationship with $11bn Cambridge firm Autonomy" Cambridge News 8:18 AM
  • "Dell launches 'world's first' 17in 2-in-1 with Intel 8th-gen CPU" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Intel awaits outcome of €1bn antitrust fine" Irish Times 8:15 AM
  • "Lenovo Legion Y720 review: A gaming laptop with a lot of power for a solid price" Neowin 8:15 AM
  • "Lenovo's new ThinkPad A laptops come with AMD Ryzen Pro chips" BetaNews 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Vega is now so good for crypto-mining it'll probably be sold out forever" PCGamesN 8:13 AM
  • "AMD CPU sales outpace those of Intel at leading German etailer" Hexus 8:13 AM
  • "AMD on the Ryze Bigtime with German Ryzen Sales" Guru3D 8:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures drop after North Korea test, as traders take Labor Day break: U.S. stock-index futures fell Monday, with analysts blaming the drop on renewed worries about North Korea after the isolated nation conducted its largest-ever nuclear test." MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Stocks Fall, Safe Havens Swell on North Korea Nuclear Test: Investors moved into haven assets and sold stocks following North Korea's largest-ever nuclear test, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to denounce the country as a hostile rogue nation." [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Korea's Kopsi leads Asian stocks lower after North Korea's nuclear test: Investors moved into haven assets and sold stocks in Asian trading Monday, but reactions were measured to North Korea's largest-ever nuclear test." MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks break 3-day win streak after North Korea tests its nuclear arsenal: European stock markets dropped across the board Monday, with so-called risk assets rattled after North Korea conducted a nuclear bomb test and was said to be preparing for a possible launch of another intercontinental ballistic missile." MarketWatch 11:44 AM

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