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Monday Highlights: iPhone suppliers suffering under weakening iPhone production according to WSJ report, but some claim reports are misleading—coverage in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Axios sat for interview with Tim Cook on HBO Sunday discussing gender diversity in tech, Apple's search deal with Google—more in our General Interest section; Axios also spent time touring Apple's health lab; Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, tells Australian Financial Review Apple mistakenly focused on sleek design of iPhone over battery life; it's official, Facebook can cause depression; TechCrunch got hands-on with foldable display.

  • "Now Apple needs to reinvent the digital economy: and now we need another shift"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's clever strategy for forcing partners to use Face ID: To make sure that companies use Face ID in their apps, Apple simply didn't give them any practical choice." Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "New Apple software could be 'huge' for taking augmented reality mainstream" CNBC 8:19 AM
  • "New Apple File System Coming in macOS High Sierra Won't Work With Fusion Drives"  MacRumors 2:12 PM
  • "Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is 'sabotage', says industry: New iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will stop ads following Safari users, prompting open letter claiming Apple is destroying internet's economic model" The Guardian 10:26 AM
  • "Preparing your Fusion Drive Mac for the macOS High Sierra install" Apple 2:21 PM
  • "5 top ways to run Windows on a Mac: With options ranging from Boot Camp to Parallels to VirtualBox and others, the big question is which one makes it easy to manage Windows-running Macs within your enterprise IT infrastructure." Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "How to stop spam emails from reaching your inbox" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "iTunes discussion talks about deleted capabilities, hide-and-seek interfaces, reversion procedures, compatibility issues, and alternatives." MacInTouch 8:39 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra notes include disk info discrepancies, the necessity of archiving installers—including OS X Server—to preserve previous versions, a problematic experience with Apple Photos and more." MacInTouch 8:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Resolume 6 is big news for VJs and live visualists; here's why" createdigitalmusic 4:40 PM
  • "Reinvented Software introduces Keep It 1.0 for OS X" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "B-Eng introduces Enigma for Mac - A Military Grade Encryption App" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Robot School is a fun, easy, learn-to-code app for macOS, iOS" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS 11 ARKit apps are appearing at the App Store: Now Apple has put reality distortion inside every iPhone, we'll get to explore new realities with apps like these" Computerworld 9:58 AM
  • "Chinese developers file complaint against Apple for 4.3 design spam guideline" PRNewswire 7:56 AM
  • "The iPhone X may be hurting iPhone 8 sales: Apple's most expensive phone ever is shaping up to be a hit" The Verge 3:54 PM
  • "There isn't a long waiting list for the iPhone 8 yet" Business Insider 10:58 AM
  • "Why you might get a deal on a new iPhone after all" CNBC 8:18 AM
  • "The iPhone X Will Have An Even Higher Price Tag If You Live Outside The U.S. [Infographic] Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network: The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 —but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency."  AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "Sprint follows AT&T with free iPhone 8 offer for trade-in" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Sprint just declared war with a free iPhone 8 deal" BGR 4:42 PM
  • "Bored programmer built an app that puts the iPhone X notch on any Android phone" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "Huawei ridicules Apple's Face ID keynote demo, says 'real AI phone' coming October 16" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Huawei pokes fun at Face ID demo glitch, claims Mate 10 will be 'the real AI phone' [Video] 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims" AppleInsider 3:52 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: NeXT customers get early taste of OS X" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "EFF resigns from W3C in wake of EME DRM standardisation" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "#159: Retcon Incident/Our wallets much lighter than last week, we discuss what new Apple products we've ordered and what we're still waiting for. We also spend a lot more time dissecting the iPhone X and Face ID, and leave room for plenty of follow-up and #askupgrade" Relay FM: Upgrade 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms is down for some people" BetaNews 3:21 PM
  • "Apple TV competitor Roku hopes to raise as much as $252 million in IPO" Business Insider 2:19 PM
  • "35 isn't too old to work in tech - but you may feel over-the-hill, say software engineers" CNBC 10:26 AM
  • "Hackers hid a backdoor in a security app that has more than 2 billion downloads" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "You can now sort of disable the annoying Bixby button on your Galaxy S8/Note 8" 9to5Google 8:29 AM
  • "Martian deliverers top smartwatch tech for as low as $79.99" Mashable 8:20 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with The Mac Observer's Contributing Editor John Kheit" The Mac Observer 5:37 PM
  • "Getting Ready for iOS 11, HEIF Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-18" The Mac Observer 12:29 PM
  • "Apple is beginning the divorce of iTunes and iOS. It was a long and rocky road." The MT Show 9:55 AM
  • "iOS 11 is available tomorrow" Apple 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Pay Cash Coming in Future Update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4" MacRumors 12:25 PM
  • "Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall" AppleInsider 12:26 PM
  • "Kuo: Apple Watch Series 3 Demand Higher Than Expected as iPhone X Anticipation Cannibalizes iPhone 8 Pre-Orders" MacRumors 2:12 PM
  • "iPhone 8 beats iPhone X in early benchmark tests" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "The iPhone's Powerful A11 Bionic Chip Absolutely Smokes Android" Apple Must 11:22 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Says iPhone X Unlikely to Reach Supply-Demand Balance Until Next Year" MacRumors 9:05 AM
  • "W2 chip in Apple Watch Series 3 boosts wireless speeds while maintaining battery life" AppleInsider 12:24 PM
  • "Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors" AppleInsider 3:21 PM
  • "iPhone X effect: Several iPhone 8 models still shipping on launch day after first sales weekend" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 does not support roaming" BetaNews 8:27 AM
  • "New Apple Watch will not work with EU roaming" Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Apple raises prices for iPhone screen replacements by $20" ["These prices only apply if you've got an iPhone that isn't covered by Apple's extended AppleCare+ warranty, though — if you pay for AppleCare+ and are within your two year window, then the first two screen replacements on your device will only cost $29 each, no matter which device you have."] The Verge 10:58 AM
  • "Apple raises prices for screen repairs, right before launching two all-glass smartphones" BGR 4:41 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:53 AM

  • "5 Wireless Charging Pads for Your iPhone 8 and iPhone X" The Mac Observer 5:57 PM
  • "Bezalel Omnia review: Stylish wireless automobile charger for iPhone 6/7" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Google Wifi Review" Thurrott 8:32 AM
  • "Fitbit vs Apple Watch: Which smart tracker should you buy?" iMore 9:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Thimbleweed Park' Review - It's Not Over Til The Weird Uncle Sings" Touch Arcade 3:22 PM
  • "How to Use iOS 11's New Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode to Stay Safe on the Road" iPhone Hacks 6:17 PM
  • "How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID on iPhone in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 6:23 PM
  • "How to Install iOS 11 When it Ships" Apple Must 12:29 PM
  • "How to use Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other could storage services with the Files app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:27 PM
  • "How to Use the New iOS 11 Files App on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 11:22 AM
  • "How To Prepare For iOS 11 Update Release On Your iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 10:27 AM
  • "Here's how to trade in your old iPhone for an 8/X" The Next Web 10:26 AM
  • "How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature on iOS 11" MacTrast 8:29 AM
  • "Add Custom Ringtones to Your iPhone in iTunes 12.7" The Mac Observer 4:44 PM
  • "Is my Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 4?" iMore 3:53 PM
  • "HEIF: Here's What You Need to Know About iOS 11"s JPEG Replacement" The Mac Observer 2:20 PM
  • "15 Tips to Free up Storage Space to Install iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 11:22 AM
  • "New iOS 11 Keyboard Tricks" MacMost 9:54 AM
  • "Here's How to See if Your iPhone 8 or Apple Watch Series 3 Has Already Shipped" The Mac Observer 9:17 AM
  • "iOS 11 release date tomorrow - Top new features and how to make sure your iPhone is ready | Tech | Life & Style |" Express UK 8:36 AM
  • "Some of iOS 11"s best new features won't be available at launch" BGR 9:38 PM
  • "Why You Should Buy an Unlocked or Verizon iPhone 8, iPhone X" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Upgrading to Apple Watch Series 3 Is a No-Brainer | Tim Bajarin" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "What's the True Cost of Owning an iPhone X?" iDrop News 3:55 PM
  • "Should you carry over your current iPhone or iPad settings to iOS 11 or do a clean install?" iMore 3:21 PM
  • "Huawei's Rise Is a Red Flag for Apple: The Chinese smartphone giant's smart product strategy could help it displace Apple from its perch." The Motley Fool 2:23 PM
  • "Behold: This is the last iPhone 8 leak ever" BGR 12:25 PM
  • "Why I ordered an iPhone 8 Plus instead of the iPhone X" CNBC 12:24 PM
  • "7 reasons you should buy an iPhone X instead of an iPhone 8" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "No, Apple's Face ID Is Not A 'Secure Password'" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Allow Iranian Entrepreneurs to Sell Their Apps: Technology can bring change to Iran. The U.S. needs to make it easier." ["Apple has removed the apps from its App Store out of an abundance of caution. Google followed suit last week, taking down Iranian apps for Android phones. U.S. law prohibits American companies from doing business in Iran, though the government grants exceptions for the national interest."] Bloomberg 9:01 AM
  • "Apple authentication notes warn about iOS 11 and High Sierra forcing 2FA on users and describe an Apple ID support nightmare." MacInTouch 8:39 AM
  • "The Apple Train: The horn has sounded. It's time to get on board or be left at the station holding an iPhone 8."  Macdrifter 8:35 AM
  • "Analysis suggests Apple makes lower margin on iPhone X than earlier models despite high price" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "The EFF WIthdraws From The W3C Over Support For Drm" Daring Fireball 9:00 PM
  • "Confused About Modern Wi-Fi Standards? We'll Get You Up To Speed" Digital Trends 3:54 PM
  • "To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "The coming evolution of the conversational interface/To make this jump we have to overcome what killed Microsoft Bob: our resistance to change. Halo may make all the difference." Computerworld 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Momento Brings Depth Filters to Version 4.0" MacStories 2:27 PM
  • "This is a Mac Accessory Apple Should Have Invented" Apple Must 12:58 PM
  • "Silk cases for iPhone X: A preview of half-dozen cases for the hottest iPhone" Apple World Today 12:26 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 18: David Ginsurg, Mail and Gmail, and iTunes" The MUG Center 9:17 AM
  • "The one must-have accessory for all iPhone 8/iPhone X owners: There's no shortage of accessories for the iPhone, but this one is a must-have for anyone who owns an iPhone 8 or iPhone X." ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "2nd Generation August Smart Lock – Now with Apple HomeKit Features" DailyTech 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's star-studded Clive Davis documentary arrives next month" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Premiering Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives on Apple Music on October 3" The Mac Observer 5:27 PM
  • "Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Button Software brings out the Ultimate Coloring app for Adults" prMac 9:34 AM
  • "QuickerTek Announces Solar PV Chargers for USB Type-C 2015-2017 MacBooks" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Advanced Guide - Guide book released for iPhone 8 and iOS 11" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Sprint improves iPhone 8 preorder deal with strings attached: Trade in an iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8 and switch to Sprint to get the offer" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "Update: Sprint Offers iPhone 8 forĀ $0/Month with Eligible Trade-in" Business Wire 7:56 AM
  • "WinX MediaTrans Update for iPhone X/8: 'Future' iPhone Photo Transfer Software is Here" Business Wire 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft's Code" Fast Company 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft to build new power station with a capacity that could power 18,000 homes" MSPoweruser 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is being forced to build its own power station in Dublin" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure confidential computing boosts security by encrypting cloud data in use" TechRepublic 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Confidential Computing keeps your business data secret" ITProPortal 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft extends Office bug bounty program" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Alliance with Microsoft pays off for Citrix" Channel Eye 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft enters the fight against fake news as Bing gains Fact Check label" BetaNews 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft to hold mixed reality showcase event October 3" ZDNet 6:45 PM
  • "IBM launches data migration to cloud service" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "IBM Starts 120TB Next-Day Physical Storage Shipping Service" eWeek 5:34 PM
  • "IBM gives UC San Diego $10 million to find better ways to detect memory loss" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Inside the Blockchain Factory: How IBM's Distributed Ledger Work Went Global" Coin Desk 8:29 AM
  • "IBM: The Next Generation Wants A Solution, Not A Product" Seeking Alpha 8:29 AM
  • "Reliance's Unlimit, IBM join hands to power IoT innovation for Indian firms" Business Standard 8:29 AM
  • "IBM Watson: Not living up to hype as a tool to fight cancer?" Science Blogs 8:28 AM
  • "HP Inc DRM ink stink isn't real and won't put printers on the blink (we think)" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "HP Z8 is what a real PC workstation looks like with 56-cores, 3TB memory, 3 GPUs" Ars Technica UK 8:25 AM
  • "Dell and EMC one year on: How has it gone so far?" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Dell and HPE in storage struggle as ODMs surge" CRN UK 8:23 AM
  • "How to Look Up Your Intel Processor Generation" MakeUseOf 8:21 AM
  • "Intel and Waymo expand their self-driving-car collaboration" Associated Press 3:22 PM
  • "Intel, Waymo partner to work on fully autonomous cars" ZDNet 6:43 PM
  • "Intel Capital has invested over $1 billion in companies focused on AI" TechCrunch 3:21 PM
  • "ASUS ROG GR8 II Mini Gaming PC" Guru3D 8:20 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Game Mode, Benchmarked" Tom's Hardware 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge will offer '90 per cent multicore performance gains' over Bristol Ridge" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "Ryzen 5 2500U benchmark hints at AMD's laptop play" SlashGear 8:18 AM
  • "Leaked AMD Raven Ridge APU benchmarks suggest 90% multicore performance gains compared to Bristol Ridge" Computing 8:18 AM
  • "Benchmarks for AMD's Zen-based APUs indicate 90% performance gains compared to Bristol Ridge" V3 8:18 AM
  • "Leaked benchmarks hint at the power of AMD's Ryzen processors for laptops" TechRadar UK 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU spotted in Geekbench" Hexus 8:17 AM
  • "Oracle unveils next-gen SPARC platform" ZDNet 8:11 PM
  • "Oracle unveils next-gen SPARC platform" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Inks Video Delivery Deal With Viacom" Light Reading 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco to trial superfast train Wi-Fi" ITProPortal 8:13 AM
  • "Cisco wants to put superfast Wi-Fi on trains" IT PRO 8:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What Apple Really Revealed to Investors Last Week: The tech advances in the new iPhones weren't much of a surprise, but the king of Cupertino's upgrades to another market-leading device are worth noting." The Motley Fool 2:23 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market gains as Dow industrials mark 40th record close of 2017: Gold prices, Japanese yen take a back seat to stocks" MarketWatch 3:56 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Reach New Intraday Highs With Markets in Good Mood Ahead of Fed" TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks shrug off geopolitical tensions, weak economic data" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks Keep Rallying as Focus Turns to Fed: Gains in financial shares help Dow extend streak" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets rally; Kospi posts biggest gain in 4 months: Financials boost Australia index, Samsung lifts Kospi" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks get a lift as North Korea tensions cool: European stocks pushed higher Monday, with the week getting under way with tensions surrounding North Korea cooling, but Ryanair Holdings PLC underperformed the broader market as the company canceled hundreds of flights." MarketWatch 11:35 AM

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