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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm lawyers were able to get Apple to admit they had no other choice for 4G modem components; due to iPhone XR sales issues, Japan Display seeks help from Taiwan and China's Silk Road Fund, report also notes Apple said to go OLED on all iPhones by 2020; and Foxconn looking at India for iPhone assembly; Adam Engst asks if Apple will fill void in speech recognition now that Nuance has left macOS; once again, Fortune crowns Apple #1 most admired company in world for 12th year straight—reports in our General Interest section; lawsuit settled between Apple, Valencell over accusation Apple stole tech for Apple Watch; Apple expands Apple Pay to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more; "Flexgate", the name iFixit assigns to new MacBook Pro "stage light" design flaw; iPhone XS Max and original iPhone X #4 and #10, respectively, in DxOMark's selfie camera scores.

  • "In Apple's next ecosystem, Siri is the glue: Every tech ecosystem needs one key feature to tie it all together, and it looks like Apple is making Siri its next priority."  Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Aims to Take Augmented Reality Mainstream: Company expands hardware, software offerings for new technology that could help reinvigorate iPhone sales" [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "The big iPhone 8 changes will likely cost you more than ever: The decision to upgrade to a new iPhone is complicated by three new models, including the rumored $1,000 version."  CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Apple has a 'bundle' plan to persuade you to pay $1,000 for iPhone 8, according to Barclays"  Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone, top tech analyst says Apple growth is coming from its services' business" Business Insider 3:04 PM
  • "Judge denies Qualcomm motions for preliminary injunctions against Apple, contract manufacturers" Foss Patents 12:13 PM
  • "Qualcomm Loses Bid to Dismiss Apple Manufacturers' Suit Over Royalties: Judge's ruling allows manufacturers to withhold payments to chip supplier as case continues" [Paid Membership Required] 1:17 PM
  • "Apple lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed, U.S. judge rules" Reuters 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 39a With Fix for Crashing Issue" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "Little Snitch 4 review: Mac app excels at monitoring and controlling network activity" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Siri On the Mac" MacMost 9:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft's latest Mac app is a toolbar for Office 365" Engadget 10:42 AM
  • "DriveSavers Upgrades Its Free Data Recovery Offer to Include Hurricane Irma Victims" MacPrices 10:05 AM
  • "Google has a new Drive app for your Mac and Windows PCs" BGR 8:28 AM
  • "iLocker Provides Password-Controlled App and File Security for macOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Civilization 6 for Mac: Summer 2017 Update and new DLC now Live" Mac Gamer HQ 8:02 AM
  • "Civilization VI Adds Nubia Civilization and Scenario Pack" The Mac Observer 7:12 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 1.2 Billion iPhones in the Past 10 Years" Business Wire 10:05 AM
  • "Western Digital seeks Y50 billion from Apple to help finance Toshiba chip bid: Kyodo" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Foxconn accuses Toshiba of dragging out sale of memory unit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "The Industry is Beginning to Support Apple's New Image Formats" Apple Must 11:05 AM
  • "Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers" AppleInsider 10:36 AM
  • "Spotify steps in to fill the gap left by Apple's UK music festival" The Verge 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The UN wants all drones registered in a global database: Good luck with that." Engadget 7:39 PM
  • "US schools are uniquely vulnerable to cyber attacks" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever" Ars Technica 8:29 AM
  • "How to find out if you're affected by the massive Equifax cyberattack" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "Phones Are Changing How People Shoot and Watch Video" Wired 8:27 AM
  • "Google Drive is being replaced by Backup and Sync: What to expect" PCWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Google to relieve HTC of its phones biz – report" The Register 8:07 AM
  • "Digital Anarchy's Jim Tierney Unveils Transcriptive" MacVoices 1:52 PM
  • "The 404 Show 1712: The V word, Equifax, no BS iPhone 8 chat (podcast)" CNET 1:25 PM
  • "Siri's Real Job, Understanding DolphinAttack -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-08" The Mac Observer 1:06 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 136 | Latest iPhone 8 rumors and what we want to see at Apple's September event" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast Ep 41: High Hopes" Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "MashTalk: What everyone secretly fears about the iPhone 8" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' & OLED supply, speaks with iZotope about Spire Studio" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Next iPhone's Big Problem Is Winning Over China's Jaded Consumers" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Experiences Delay, But Believe iPhone Launch Unaffected" Loup Ventures 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 release is coming later than expected" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "Reported iPhone 8 delays leading analysts to doubt Apple's guidance, downgrading sales expectations" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "LG Display to Supply OLEDS to Apple by the End of 2019" BusinessKorea 8:36 AM
  • "Apple is Relying on its Biggest Competitor for the OLED Displays on the New iPhone" Fortune 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 11: It's gone from awful to awesome/The earliest iOS 11 betas were some of the worst I'd seen. The latest betas are some of the best." ZDNet 9:40 AM
  • "HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM

  • "Yesgo: a slim, inexpensive, shockproof cases for the iPhone" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Whink Review: Taking Beautiful Notes" MacStories 1:18 PM
  • "How to Save Documents from Anywhere to Files App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 2:50 PM
  • "How to Automatically Answer Phone Calls on Your iPhone in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 2:50 PM
  • "How to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone" Cult of Mac 2:11 PM
  • "How to make an iPhone stand at home" Mashable 2:10 PM
  • "How To: Switch from iCloud to OneDrive for Camera Roll Sync and Backup" SuperSite for Windows 11:48 AM
  • "Grab All Your iTunes Music With One Tap: Q. I am trying to figure out how to download my iTunes music library from iCloud to my iPad Pro. It appears there is no mass download feature, and I have been able to download only one song at a time. Is there a way to download all my music more efficiently?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "How to get a new iPhone the first day on sale" Computerworld 9:37 AM
  • "Be Prepared with Emergency Apps and Readiness Gear" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Mini, the iPhone Plus Plus: Next year's supposed jumbo 'iPhone Pro' versus the iPad mini" 500ish Words 6:53 PM
  • "Apple's Move Into Original TV Programming Will Radically Change the Whole Company" The Mac Observer 4:57 PM
  • "Why Apple's new iPhones may delight and worry IT pros: Apple expert Jason Snell offers his take on what the next iPhones' rumored features and changes could mean for business users."  TechRepublic 11:48 AM
  • "Did Apple really kill the fingerprint reader?" Apple 3.0 10:35 AM
  • "Bundling the $1,000 iPhone with free Apple Music and iCloud storage would be genius: Not to sell more iPhones, but to nudge people into using more Apple services"  The Verge 9:20 AM
  • "'5 Features Apple's iPhone 8 Needs to Beat Android' is the stupidest thing I've read all week – come relive it with me" The Motley Fool 9:13 AM
  • "About Yet Another Dumb Argument Predicting Apple's Failure at TV" The Tech Night Owl 8:59 AM
  • "iPhone 8 will be missing one big feature everybody loves" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Apple's Siri: Be less of a novelty and more like HAL 9000/Commentary: A pep talk with Apple's AI assistant." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Here's What To Expect From Apple's Big Event Next Week" Wired 9:13 AM
  • "Everything we expect Apple to unveil at its September 12 event" Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 event: What to expect" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's September 12 event" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "Buying the iPhone 8 on launch day is totally basic" Mashable 8:27 AM
  • "iOS explained: How each version of Apple's mobile OS evolved/With iOS 11 due to be released later this month, here's a look at how Apple's iPhone operating system has changed and grown since 2007." Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Huawei Band 2 Pro – Health Stats on your Wrist" DailyTech 8:35 AM
  • "Essential Phone PH-1 Review: Competent is not enough" CNET 8:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple donates $5M to Hand in Hand Hurricane Irma/Harvey relief, sets up iTunes donations" 9to5Mac 8:11 PM
  • "WWDC app updated with Handoff support, improved Apple TV navigation" 9to5Mac 2:11 PM
  • "Google is redesigning its privacy dashboard" The Verge 11:49 AM
  • "Logitech adds HomeKit support to Circle 2 Home Security Camera" iLounge 10:36 AM
  • "Husqvarna Automower: the iOS controlled mower that cuts your lawn so you don't have to [Video] 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "PodCase Kickstarter bundles AirPod charging and iPhone case" Canadian Reviewer 9:14 AM
  • "KODAK Wireless Photo Printer Mini now available on Amazon" prMac 8:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Facebook and Microsoft join forces to make life easier for AI developers" SiliconRepublic 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft shrugs off Windows kernel bug that can block malware detection" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Decade-old Windows kernel bug lets hackers bypass security protections" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows Defender ATP to be revamped with Creators Update" IT PRO 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft and Adobe extends their partnership further with Teams integration" Neowin 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures Invests In Airobotics Industrial Drone Maker" Seeking Alpha 9:22 PM
  • "Windows phone manufacturer claims Microsoft does have a mobile strategy" OnMSFT 9:01 AM
  • "User demanded PC be moved to move to a sunny desk – because it needed Windows" The Register 9:00 AM
  • "IBM DB2 Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Be Disrupted" Security Tracker 8:52 AM
  • "IBM to invest US$240mil to develop AI research lab with MIT" The Star: Malaysia 8:52 AM
  • "IBM offers free cyber security training to military veterans" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 review: A near-perfect convertible that falls short on battery life" Neowin 8:50 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Cheap Stock But Tough Road Ahead" Seeking Alpha 6:51 PM
  • "Dell EMC flexes HCI muscle at VMworld" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q" Hexus 8:48 AM
  • "Storage sicked up on Dell Technologies' second quarter results" The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Intel looks to speed 5G development, commercialization" RCR Wireless News 8:47 AM
  • "Intel to support new non-standalone NR standard in Q4" FierceWireless 8:46 AM
  • "Intel's trial platform set to support non-standalone 5G in industry-first" Mobile Europe 8:46 AM
  • "Intel's freeD technology rolls out to eight more NFL stadiums" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Z370 Coffee Lake Chipset Q4 2017 Release Confirmed In Roadmap Leak" HotHardware 6:52 PM
  • "How we hosted a Star Trek VR party using just one PC" PCWorld 7:50 AM
  • "ASRock Shows Coffee Lake SKUs on 1151 socket" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "AMD releases release Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.9.1" Hexus 8:42 AM
  • "SPIL obtains packaging orders for AMD Vega 11 GPUs" DigiTimes 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle: Will Cloud-Fueled Recovery Continue?" Seeking Alpha 8:41 AM
  • "Arista describes Cisco's IP defence in antitrust case as 'insane'" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "HPE and HP back Arista in legal battle with Cisco" CRN 8:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A Tiny Welsh Chipmaker Is Up 314% This Year: Could a Cardiff, Wales-based wafer company be the next big thing for U.K. technology investors? Investors trying to sniff out hidden Apple Inc. suppliers are betting on it, sending the shares of IQE Plc up more than 300 percent this year." Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley sees 'significant room' for Apple to run" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market books weekly loss as'life-threatening' Hurricane Irma aims for Florida: Fears of potential North Korean missile launch spook investors, too" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street Turns Mixed as Hurricane Irma Watch Keeps Trading Cautious: Stocks are mixed ahead of Irma landfall. Here's where stocks are trading at the market open on Friday." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P 500 slips as Hurricane Irma nears Florida; tech falls" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks, Dollar Slide as Irma Bears Down, Korea Threat Lingers: Global shares pulled back as haven assets advanced" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets waver after yen peaks at 10-month high: Risks from Hurricane Irma, North Korea weigh on investors" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "European stocks fall as missile threat, hurricanes unsettle investors: Rising euro puts exporters under pressure; miners fall" MarketWatch 8:38 AM

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