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Friday Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

  • "Tim Cook Talks Global Leadership/Apple CEO Tim Cook sits down with Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy for an extended conversation on the nature of leadership at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel in New York City."  Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's talk with Michael Bloomberg: Complete Transcript" Apple Must 2:04 PM
  • "Tim Cook says DACA is the 'biggest issue of our time': 'This is about basic human dignity and respect,' says Apple's CEO." Recode 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Becomes a Chipmaker to One-Up Smartphone Foes"  Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Why the Apple Watch won't replace your doctor anytime soon"  CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Will Apple Use Face ID In The 2018 iPhones Also? It Depends On The Reviews, Says Analyst"  Forbes 9:12 AM
  • "Face ID or Touch ID? According to this report, even Apple isn't sure yet" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Apple HomePod faces tough odds against Amazon Echo in connected home market" Boston Herald 8:55 AM
  • "Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature to Remotely Lock Macs and Demand Ransom Payments"  MacRumors 2:37 PM
  • "Apple upgrades Safari for older versions of macOS: Version 11 of the browser adds Intelligent Tracking Protection, a feature that has drawn the ire of the online advertising industry." Computerworld 3:05 PM
  • "You Have Me to Blame for the iTunes 12.7 Fiasco..." The Mac Observer 10:28 AM
  • "Will Playerunknown's Battlegrounds ever come to macOS?" Mac Gamer HQ 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "We're still waiting on Apple Pay's newest feature after IOS 11 update" Business Insider 9:13 AM
  • "iPhone X expensive? No, $999 is a 'value price', says Apple CEO Tim Cook" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Developers are racing to support iOS 11 and its Files app" Computerworld 10:07 AM
  • "49% of Apple Watch Owners Likely To Upgrade To The New Apple Watch 3" Forbes 3:05 PM
  • "As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Photos show nearly completed Apple retail outlet in Austin" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Pro photographer shoots India with just the iPhone 8 Plus" Cult of Mac 10:15 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling" Wired 3:52 PM
  • "Report: Amazon is secretly building a pair of Alexa-enabled smart glasses" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "AppAdvice Weekly Podcast Episode 35: Augmenting The Release Of iOS 11" AppAdvice 5:15 PM
  • "#207: The 'C' Stands for Caveman/iPhone buying decisions, anonymous apps, our opinion on augmented reality, and the biggest missing features from our favorite tech products." Relay FM: Clockwise 3:06 PM
  • "iOS 11, Siri, APFS Backups, and T-Mobile's Band 71 -ACM 429" The Mac Observer 2:54 PM
  • "The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-20" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus Support True, Wireless 'Resonant' Distance Charging" Redmond Pie 8:56 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone X' Production Delayed Further, Says Raymond James: Apple's production of of the forthcoming iPhone X, which was already widely reported to have been delayed, is suffering an 'incremental' delay, according to a report by Raymond James's chip analyst Chris Caso, based on his conversations traveling through Asia this week."  Barron's 3:53 PM
  • "iPhone X Production Not Ramping Up Until Mid October" The Mac Observer 5:16 PM
  • "Craig Federighi: Apple Has Considered Nightstand Mode for iPhone X" MacRumors 2:08 PM
  • "Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3's 'LTE problems' are actually an existing Wi-Fi bug" iMore 2:08 PM
  • "Bluetooth & Wi-Fi can't be fully disabled via iOS 11 Control Center, Apple says" AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone X May Be Cannibalizing iPhone 8" Investopedia 10:31 AM
  • "iOS 11 update: We have good news and bad news about iPhone battery life" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "Privacy: With iOS 11 and Safari's cookie blocking, Apple is kicking advertisers in the teeth" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Delays in Intel Cannon Lake processor rumored again, may impact 32GB MacBook Pro plans" AppleInsider 2:08 PM
  • "Apple bumps up the the over-the-air download limit for apps to 150 MB" TechCrunch 10:30 AM
  • "Having Wi-Fi Problems with iOS 11? Here's How to Fix It" iPhone Hacks 11:45 AM
  • "Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch: The issue arises when the Watch tries to join 'unauthenticated Wifi networks.'" Ars Technica 10:14 AM
  • "The new Apple Watch has problems connecting to networks but Apple says a fix is coming" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Investigating Fix for Series 3 Watches Connecting to Unknown Wi-Fi Networks Instead of LTE" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple is Working Closely With Microsoft to Fix Outlook/Exchange Email Problem in iOS 11" iClarified 8:57 AM
  • "Can't send email on iOS 11? Apple working on fix for and Exchange mail accounts" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:02 AM

  • "watchOS 4: The MacStories Review" MacStories 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular" The Loop 8:44 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Finally Feels Like A Real Smartwatch" BuzzFeed 8:44 AM
  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 3 unlocks new potential with LTE, dramatically improved Siri" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Review: A cellular connection unshackles the Watch from your iPhone—but not for long, with short battery life and intermittent connections" [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review: missed connections" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 is ready to go it alone" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don't Need Cellular" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 review: A dash of iPod and a bit of iPhone for your wrist" CNET 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 in photos" CNET 11:53 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is still the one to beat" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet" Associated Press 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Review: The Apple Watch Fulfills Its Destiny" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 First Review: Is Cellular Connectivity Really A Game-Changer?" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "How the iPhone 8 Plus sees San Francisco" [Slideshow] CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Lego Boost review: Yup, tablet-connected Lego robots are as cool as they sound/One Lego Boost kit, five robots, and 60-plus in-app challenges add up to one happy family." Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Review: the Glyph Atom is one of the fastest SSDs out there" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Blue Satellite review: Sweet sound, bad basics" iMore 2:39 PM
  • "Review: Tronsmart Element T6 Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 3:06 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Roundup: Some of the best AR apps available now on iOS 11" 9to5Mac 7:12 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: Files app brings some user control of documents stored on an iPad or iPhone" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Why I'm loving the Files app in iOS 11: You can have your augmented reality and a more human sounding Siri. The killer app in iOS 11 is its Files app - the iOS equivalent to the macOS Finder. Now iPads can finally replace notebooks - for me, anyway. Here's why." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "tvOS 11: The MacStories Review" MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "'Tales of the Tiny Planet' Review- A Refreshingly Simple Physics Puzzle Game" Touch Arcade 10:15 AM
  • "'Drag'n'Boom' Review - Being the Khaleesi on Drogon in 'Game of Thrones'" Touch Arcade 10:14 AM
  • "How to forget a wi-fi network on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:27 PM
  • "How to Set up and Use Face ID on iPhone X" iDrop News 3:04 PM
  • "How to use Instant Notes on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:13 PM
  • "How To Fix Lag In iOS 11" Forbes 11:54 AM
  • "How to enable bold text throughout the Apple TV interface" iDownload Blog 11:53 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to Turn Photos into Custom Apple Watch Faces" The Mac Observer 11:45 AM
  • "Using iOS 11 iPad Multitasking" MacMost 9:40 AM
  • "How to view your past Activity rings and workouts in Activity for iPhone" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "How to zip and unzip documents in the Files app" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "iOS 11 Maps and Do Not Disturb While Driving: How they work" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 11 one-handed keyboard and iOS 11 QuickType keyboard" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 11, HEVC, HEIF: Learn all about the new video and photo formats" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 11 Master Class: Controlling The Control Center, Part 1 - Default Controls" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "You Can Still Restore iOS Apps From Your Hard Drive" The Mac Observer 4:50 PM
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 11" iLounge 4:47 PM
  • "PSA: Bluetooth and Wi-FI Settings in Control Center Aren't What They Seem" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "The best hidden features in iOS 11, Apple's major software update for iPhone and iPad" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's Portrait Lighting mode explained: The iPhone 8 Plus and X are trying to make your snaps look like they were lit by a professional photographer." CNET 8:34 AM
  • "Apple is about to score a multi-billion dollar deal to fix its iPhone storage problems" BGR 6:59 PM
  • "Apple Makes it Harder for Government Apps to Proliferate" The Mac Observer 3:48 PM
  • "watchOS 4 Astronomy Face Still Doesn't Display 'Seconds'" The Mac Observer 3:47 PM
  • "Good, Better, Best" asymco 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Admits to Apple Watch LTE Problems When Joining Unauthenticated Wi-Fi Networks" Daring Fireball 10:15 AM
  • "Why I take Issue with the iPhone X being labelled as Luxury"  Tech.pinions 8:44 AM
  • "The iPhone X and iPhone 8's 'A11 Bionic' is just a marketing gimmick" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Vs. iPhone 7: Time For An Upgrade?" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "10 things that need to change about the iPhone X (and none of them are the notch)"  Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8?"  AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Privacy concerns surround Apple's facial recognition technology (well, for some)" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (23): Apple Critics and the Spaghetti Principle -Throw Enough and Some May Stick" eXtensions 8:02 AM
  • "Inside the Second Coming of Nest" Wired 12:13 PM
  • "Computer science degrees don't always result in hefty pay bumps, but that doesn't make them pointless" The Next Web 8:55 AM
  • "Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Don't Let the Sprint/T-Mobile Zombie Merger Rise Again" PC Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa-powered smart glasses project is doomed" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple promotes all-new iOS 11 App Store in new series of videos" 9to5Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Apple highlights revamped iOS 11 App Store in new ads" AppleInsider 8:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Brings Time-Saving OneNote Class Notebook Toolbar to iPad" eWeek 7:03 PM
  • "Apple throws iTunes spotlight on 4K HDR movies ahead of Apple TV 4K release" AppleInsider 5:54 PM
  • "iOS's early AR games play with perspective and pigeons" VentureBeat 3:52 PM
  • "Home 3.0 Offers Powerful HomeKit Automation in an iOS 11-Optimized Package" MacStories 3:51 PM
  • "Working Copy Integrates with the Files App and Drag and Drop" MacStories 3:06 PM
  • "OtterBox Announces Full Case Lineup for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X" MacPrices 2:03 PM
  • "Carrot Weather Adds Augmented Reality Mode" MacStories 11:55 AM
  • "Slør Enhances the iPhone's Portrait Mode with Depth Adjustment Tools" MacStories 11:54 AM
  • "Pinterest for iPad now lets you drag and drop from Safari to save pins on iOS 11 " 9to5Mac 11:54 AM
  • "Visual Codes Generates QR Codes for iOS 11"s New Camera Features" MacStories 11:53 AM
  • "Apple Music Android App Gets User Profiles, 'OK Google' Support" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Blesses Android With Apple Music App Upgrade" Apple Must 11:45 AM
  • "The Best iOS 11 ARKit Apps for iPhone and iPad You Should Try" iPhone Hacks 11:45 AM
  • "Apple Posts How-To Videos Featuring Third-Party Apps" MacStories 8:44 AM
  • "'The Witness' for iOS Will Be Releasing Very Soon" Touch Arcade 8:44 AM
  • "Apple updates iWork suite for iOS 11" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "These are the apps you can use with Apple Maps" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Grab IKEA's furniture placement app and see for yourself why ARKit is such a big deal" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Belkin's iPhone dongle helps you listen while you charge" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Noteflow - The ultimate digital notebook for iOS" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.3 supports new iOS productivity features" DEVONtechnologies 8:03 AM
  • "A curved screen iMac with a built-in TV tuner, anyone?" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hikes Dividend, But by Less than Expected: Several analysts expected a dividend hike of 10%, but Microsoft delivered a 7.6% increase this year." Barron's 8:23 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Dividend Was Lower Than Expected" Investopedia 2:40 PM
  • "Windows 10's new update: Resume from iPhone/Android, bricked Surface Pro 3 fix" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Xbox One X Pre-Orders Begin, Demo The Machine At Best Buy This Weekend" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Xbox One X 1TB Standard Edition Pre-Orders Are Now Live" Redmond Pie 7:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's expected Surface Pro with LTE: Possible specs, pricing leak" ZDNet 5:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Belatedly Documents Recent Surface Pro 4 Firmware Updates" Thurrott 5:12 PM
  • "Dell EMC refreshes its entry-level arrays" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Ginni Rometty on the End of Programming: The IBM chief dares to imagine what Watson will be when it grows up, and reaffirms her pledge to hire 25,000 people over the next four years." Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Tax code is 'uncompetitive' and 'out of date'" CBS News Video 8:23 AM
  • "IBM open sources WebSphere Liberty code" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Intel provides 10nm updates, plan for 10nm FPGA" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Delays 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs To End Of 2018" WCCFTech 1:36 PM
  • "Intel reschedules Cannon Lake launch to year-end 2018, say sources" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Shows Off 10nm Cannon Lake Wafer For Next Generation Core Processors" HotHardware 5:11 PM
  • "The first Intel Core i9-7890XE benchmarks have leaked" KitGuru 1:35 PM
  • "AMD Transitioning To 12nm LP Process For Vega, Ryzen In 2018" Tom's Hardware 1:35 PM
  • "AMD Stock Is a Good Fit if You Can Handle the Heat" InvestorPlace 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Custom-Designed Cards Will Allegedly Arrive In October" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Why Oracle Shareholders Had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" The Motley Fool 2:39 PM
  • "Why Data Will Decide Which Companies Are Here in 100 Years" The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "Bill Gates: More Tech Revolutions Are Coming, And They'll Change Everything We Know" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "NAND flash supply to stay tight til end-2017, says Phison chairman" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "When Should You Buy Apple Again? Redux" Seeking Alpha 8:52 PM
  • "Apple is slipping after disappointing reviews of the new Apple Watch" Business Insider 10:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 finish at records as Fed announces October start to 'great unwind': Dollar jumps to 2-week high as Federal Reserve says it will start asset reduction next month" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks In Negative Territory as Chances for December Hike Surge: Wall Street is under pressure as markets digest the Fed decision. Here's where stocks are trading at midafternoon Wednesday." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks rise as Fed unwinds portfolio, sets up December rate hike" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Hit Records Again After Fed Statement: Fed officials are continuing to pencil in one more rate rise this year and will start to unwind the central bank's balance sheet" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets press pause ahead of Fed announcement: Nikkei flat after Tuesday's 2-year high; little fallout from Trump's fiery speech" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks mark time as investors stay focused on Fed decision: Thyssenkrupp shares rises on Tata deal news; Spain shares under pressure" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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