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Friday 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?

  • "Apple faces down Qualcomm, Ericsson over EU patent fees"  Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "China cools on Apple's high-priced iBling"  The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Trails Huawei Among Chinese Phone Buyers" 24/7 Wall St. 8:12 AM
  • "Apple reveals the truth behind rumours that iPhones have secret FM radios" The Sun 8:02 AM
  • "Silicon Valley: You've probably heard of Jony at Apple but probably don't know about Johny. Jony is a celebrity executive known as the face of Apple Design. Johny is the executive in charge of custom silicon and hardware technologies across Apple's entire product line.  asymco 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Is the Biggest Watchmaker in the World"  Investopedia 12:35 PM
  • "Why Apple Rival Samsung Also Wins If iPhone X Is a Hit: South Korean giant stands to make billions of dollars supplying screens and chips for competitor's new phone" [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Report: Every iPhone X Earns Samsung $110/Such is Apple's reliance on Samsung for iPhone X components, the Korean company is going to make billions from its customer and main rival." PC Magazine 9:26 AM
  • "FY 17 Fourth Quarter Results: Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple Investor News 5:56 PM
  • "Apple to report Q4 2017 earnings on Nov. 2, first glimpse at iPhone 8 sales expected"  AppleInsider 5:55 PM
  • "Ireland Faces Rebuke From EU for Failing to Collect Apple's Tax Billions" Bloomberg 8:20 PM
  • "Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from Apple" AppleInsider 8:21 PM
  • "Microsoft teases major Office for Mac updates, public version coming soon" AppleInsider 9:39 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra Disk Utility: A Video Walkthrough" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "How to Clean Install MacOS High Sierra" OS X Daily 2:59 PM
  • "Type To Siri in High Sierra" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "How to export your Apple Notes to plain text" Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "macOS Server 5.4 changes in High Sierra you need to know about!" iMore 2:59 PM
  • "Yet Another Questionable Reason to Feel Insecure About Your Mac" The Tech Night Owl 8:59 AM
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra notes talk about the new APFS file system, FileVault 2, and related issues; user interface changes; compatibility; installer issues; Migration Assistant; a VirtualBox crash; Apple Messages delays; Apple Watch unlock; EFI changes; and more." MacInTouch 7:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "New version of LG Display Manager available for macOS High Sierra with USB, camera tweaks" AppleInsider 2:59 PM
  • "MotionVFX Adds Mocha Tracking and Real Life Lens Flare Elements in mFlare 2" 8:08 AM
  • "Print Window is a useful (as the name implies) window printing utility for the Mac" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "Syncro Soft Announces a New Release (Version 19.1) of the Oxygen XML Editor Suite of Products" Syncro Soft 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 2017 New Establishment List" [Tim Cook rises to #3 from #11 in 2016 - bottom of page] Vanity Fair 2:51 PM
  • "Over Half of Prospective iPhone X Buyers Surveyed Plan to Choose 256GB Storage" MacRumors 9:36 AM
  • "Our first official look at the iPhone X packaging is hidden on Apple's website" BGR 12:49 PM
  • "Apple has reportedly withdrawn some of its staff working at a micro-LED lab in Taiwan" iDownload Blog 10:30 AM
  • "Apple acquires computer vision startup Regaind" iLounge 10:27 AM
  • "Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner claims handset split open while charging: Only two incidents reported, and no explanation yet." Ars Technica 8:46 AM
  • "Apple investigates reports of iPhone 8 splitting open" Telegraph 8:14 AM
  • "Apple shows off Portrait Mode for the iPhone 8 Plus in a new ad" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "FBI doesn't have to share iPhone 5C hacking details: The infamous San Bernardino iPhone was cracked, but by whom?" The Inquirer 8:30 AM
  • "Google and Apple report jump in requests for user data" BBC 8:21 AM
  • "Apple has a new way to pay for iPhones" Mashable 12:19 PM
  • "The $1,000,000 text message that remotely hacks your iPhone" [Video Report] Mashable 10:27 AM
  • "Alexa builds a growing army to invade the digital home: As Apple and Google prepare new home products to compete with the Echo, Amazon is exploring new categories in an effort to shore up Alexa's head start as the leading domestic voice agent." ZDNet 9:50 AM
  • "86-yr-old founder of key Apple chip supplier calls it quits" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Founder of Apple's Top Chipmaker to Hand Over Reins in June" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone Movie, 'The Great Buddha+' Picks up Ten Golden Horse Nominations" Variety 8:02 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: IBM and Apple shake and make up" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Equifax raises the impact of US data breach" BBC 5:31 PM
  • "Sony announces streamlined new PlayStation VR" The Next Web 3:45 PM
  • "T-Mobile agrees to stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon's: Verizon wins ruling as T-Mobile's use of crowdsourced speed tests is criticized." Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in warranty dispute" Reuters 9:51 AM
  • "Supreme Court won't hear Kim Dotcom's civil forfeiture case/Dotcom's lawyer: 'It is a bad day for due process and international treaties.'" Ars Technica 12:34 PM
  • "Facebook testing face recognition as a way to let you back in to a locked account" 9to5Mac 9:26 AM
  • "These are the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL" VentureBeat 3:25 PM
  • "Behold: Pixel 2 XL image leaks ahead of Google event this week" BGR 12:49 PM
  • "What to expect from Google's October 4 Pixel 2 event" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Why it's no longer strange to talk to your home appliances" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "High Sierra, Photos, iOS 11, and Sleeping your iPhone – Mac Geek Gab 677" The Mac Observer 6:20 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with DigiDNA Co-leader Gregorio Zanon" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "ARM MacBooks, FBI Keeps its San Bernardino iPhone Secrets - TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-29" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "iOS 11 now makes it easier to manage the storage on your devices." The MT Show 8:11 AM
  • "TrueDepth Camera with Face ID could limit Apple's iPhone X production to 30M units this year" AppleInsider 11:36 AM
  • "KGI: TrueDepth Camera Gives Apple 2.5 Year Lead Over Android Competitors" MacRumors 11:36 AM
  • "Here's another sign the iPhone X is going to be practically impossible to find" Business Insider 3:01 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS kernel source code: Don't get excited about the prospect of a homebrew iOS though."  ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Apple releases source code for ARM-optimized iOS and macOS kernel" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Apple posts ARM-compatible source code for XNU kernels in iOS & macOS" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "iOS 11.0.1 update causes havoc for some iPhone and iPad users"  ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Warning: Latest iOS 11 Update Making Life Hell For Some" Tom's Guide 8:51 AM
  • "Many UK Apple Watch Series 3 owners report unable to activate LTE connectivity" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Upstream suppliers to enjoy rising revenues from AirPods and Apple Watches in 4Q17" DigiTimes 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Watch, AirPod makers are anticipating a strong holiday season: Report" CNBC 10:29 AM
  • "Blockbuster AirPod and Apple Watch Series 3 sales predicted for Q4" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:15 AM

  • "iPhone 8 Plus camera test: Is it worth the upgrade from iPhone 7 Plus?" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 8: Which phone has better video?" CNET 7:50 AM
  • "Our iPhone 8 Plus battery life test reveals the best endurance from an iPhone yet" phoneArena 10:28 AM
  • "How to choose a wireless charger for your iPhone: Make sure you've got what you need to keep your iPhone 8 or iPhone X powered up." CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Hands-on: Best fast charger options for iPhone 8 and iPhone X [Video] 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Watch Vs. Fitbit Ionic: What's the Best Smartwatch for You?" Gizmodo 12:50 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K Review: Sure, 'It just works.' But you can do better than Apple TV 4K" Digital Trends 3:31 PM
  • "The Best Beats Headphones Are Getting Better, Bit by Bit" Gizmodo 10:28 AM
  • "Nest Thermostat E review: Plastic replaces stainless steel and glass to achieve a lower price tag" TechHive 7:59 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 Feature Focus: Screenshots" Thurrott 9:41 AM
  • "How to Download and Install iOS 11.1 Public Beta" iDrop News 1:30 PM
  • "How to Control the Volume in iOS 11" Apple Must 11:56 AM
  • "How to Disable True Tone Display on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus" iPhone Hacks 11:34 AM
  • "How to Set your iPhone 7 and Newer to Take HEIF Photos" The Mac Observer 10:45 AM
  • "Enable 'Offload Unused Apps' Feature in iOS 11 to Automatically Free Up Space" WCCFTech 8:50 AM
  • "How to shoot 4K video on your iPhone: Get the crispest image from your phone's camera" TechRadar UK 8:50 AM
  • "How to add an email signing certificate for messages in the iOS Mail app" TechRepublic 8:50 AM
  • "How to Use an iPhone for Everything: Part 3" Envato Tuts+ 8:10 AM
  • "Tip: Access Google Play Movies & TV on Apple TV" Thurrott 1:19 PM
  • "16 ways to use your old iPhone after an upgrade" Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about charging your iPhone 8: Using the supplied cable and charger isn't the best way to charge your new iPhone 8. But it's also not the worst." ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "As Content-Streaming Wars Heat Up, A Google-Nvidia Challenge To Apple?"  Seeking Alpha 1:31 PM
  • "iOS 11 battery life is terrible: Compared to iOS 10, it's bad. Really bad."  ZDNet 11:14 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K Review: Save Yourself Some Money and Look Elsewhere/The following isn't really an Apple TV 4K review. Instead, it's a rant about all that's wrong with Apple's entertainment device."  AppAdvice 10:30 AM
  • "The 'truth' about Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV" The Loop 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Music could still struggle to catch Spotify"  Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Thoughts on Joshua Topolsky's 'Apple is really bad at design' essay"  The Loop 10:28 AM
  • "Commentary: Will micro LED feature on Apple devices?"  DigiTimes 10:27 AM
  • "Here are the best smartphones you can buy right now" Business Insider 9:34 AM
  • "In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, Facebook's been far from perfect—but still essential" Mashable 3:01 PM
  • "I went traveling and fell in love with the Google Pixel all over again: A year after its release, the Pixel still reigns as the champion of low-light photography" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg sings Both Sides Now!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nike+ Run Club app updated with new Apple Watch Nike+ features ahead of device launch" AppleInsider 9:39 PM
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Super Mario Run', 'Order & Chaos 2', 'Shoot the Moon', and More" Touch Arcade 12:02 PM
  • "Boston Children's Hospital's Dock Health app reduces doctor paperwork, exclusive to Apple iPhone & iPad" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "Texas Electricity Ratings Launches Mobile Shopping Apps" PRNewswire 10:50 AM
  • "'Thomas Was Alone' Has Been Updated with iOS 11 Support" Touch Arcade 9:40 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 2: Joe Kissell, Adam Christianson, and MacPhun" The MUG Center 8:56 AM
  • "Supermarket Chain Safeway Adding Apple Pay Support to Checkouts" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from September 2017" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella echoes Musk with warning over AI governance" The Inquirer 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft chief Satya Nadella makes big revelation, says empathy massive part of who he is today" Financial Express 9:30 AM
  • "When Satya Nadella of Microsoft gave away too many runs in cricket" Financial Express 9:29 AM
  • "The Amazing Ways Microsoft Uses AI To Drive Business Success" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 7 Losing Users, Microsoft Still Preparing for Another Windows XP Moment" Softpedia 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7... but when?" BetaNews 8:51 AM
  • "Inside IBM's Bold Vision For AI: 7 Strategic Insights From CEO Ginni Rometty" Forbes 9:22 AM
  • "India's IBM conquest is an ominous sign for American industry" The Hill 9:21 AM
  • "Special Report: HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon" Reuters 9:17 AM
  • "Overclocker uses liquid nitrogen in Intel i9-7980XE push to 6.1 GHz" TechXplore 9:14 AM
  • "Intel's grip on chip market under threat as Apple lines up ARM technology" PC Retail 9:14 AM
  • "Telia, Ericsson and Intel First to Make 5G Real in Europe" WebWire 9:14 AM
  • "AMD's RX Vega 64 is 23% faster than Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti in Forza 7" PCGamesN 9:13 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get free NVMe RAID support" PCWorld 12:28 PM
  • "AMD Launches NVMe RAID Support For Ryzen Threadripper Platform" AnandTech 9:12 AM
  • "AMD's Vega 64 graphics card easily outraces Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti in Forza 7" TechRadar UK 9:12 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega 64 outpaces Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti in Forza Motorsport 7" Hexus 9:12 AM
  • "Oracle: Are The Clouds Parting?" Barron's 2:59 PM
  • "Oracle piles updates into its SaaS offerings" VentureBeat 12:33 PM
  • "Oracle dives into AI with new apps and services" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "Larry Ellison pokes AWS while unveiling intelligent database service at Oracle OpenWorld keynote" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Oracle demos 'adaptive intelligence' capabilities across clouds" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Oracle rolls out Blockchain Cloud Service" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Former Oracle employees sue over pay discrimination" IT PRO 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle chairman guarantees his firm's latest database warehousing system will beat Amazon in performance and for half the price" Investor's Business Daily 9:11 AM
  • "Oracle announces a new automated database that can patch cybersecurity flaws itself" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "Oracle Chairman Ellison Puts Amazon Web Services in the Crosshairs" TheStreet 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle Promises Cloud Service at Half Amazon's Price" 24/7 Wall St. 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle Claims to Offer Database System at Half Amazon's Price" Investopedia 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle: Automated security would have prevented Equifax breach" IT PRO 9:08 AM
  • "Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison Takes Aim at Amazon" [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 AM
  • "Oracle promises 'highly automated' security in self-driving database" The Register 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle's Larry Ellison kicks off OpenWorld 2017 in San Francisco" abc7News 9:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's afternoon stock stumble serves as drag on Dow's climb to record" MarketWatch 11:36 AM
  • "Is Intel in Trouble if Apple Makes Its Own Chips?" Investopedia 11:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow books 150-point gain as stock market overcomes 'act of pure evil' to end at records: Roku shares trade more than 11% lower after soaring in their debut last week" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks at Records as U.S. Manufacturing Conditions Improve: Stocks begin the new month and quarter with gains on Monday, Oct. 2, as manufacturing conditions hold in expansion territory for another month." TheStreet 1:14 PM
  • "Wall Street indexes log record high closes" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close at Records: Dow industrials, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 close at records together for the first time since July" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Australian stocks power ahead, leading Asia-Pacific market gains: Asian-Pacific equities were mostly higher Monday, benefiting from broadly upbeat sentiment and gains in the U.S. dollar, though several major markets in the region were shut for holidays." MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "European stocks rise for 8th straight session as euro slides after violent Catalonia vote: European stocks kicked off the week in an upbeat mood on Monday, getting a boost from a weaker euro that tumbled after violent clashes in Catalonia in Spain during the weekend's independence referendum." MarketWatch 11:50 AM

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