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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?

  • "iPhone Courage: iPhone pricing has garnered more attention in recent months than any other Apple topic. However, pricing is not the most important variable impacting the iPhone business. With iPhone X, Apple is taking what previously worked with iPhone and throwing it away in an effort to create a better user experience."  Above Avalon 1:28 PM
  • "Why Apple iPhone X is two years ahead of Android devices"  Boston Herald 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone X, iPhone 8, Windows 10 fuel tech spending increase: More expensive smartphones and PC replacements are driving hardware spending up." ZDNet 10:46 AM
  • "Apple's developing advantage in iPhone photography"  Computerworld 8:21 AM
  • "FY 17 Fourth Quarter Results: Apple's conference call to discuss fourth fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple Investor Relations 8:26 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X and The Cloud" 11:21 AM
  • "macOS market share up, iOS down (slightly) in September" Apple World Today 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Photos 3: The changes, new features, and improvements you should know about" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "PDFKit Improves Somewhat in High Sierra" TidBITS 5:22 PM
  • "How to remove old sent messages from Mail in macOS" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "An APFS FAQ: Partitions, Volumes, and AFPS Containers" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: How to Check a Flight Status Using Spotlight" The Mac Observer 7:58 AM
  • "Here's Why I Love iStat Menus 6's Weather Forecast" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "Tune-Instructor for macOS helps you take control of your iTunes library" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra discussion includes VirtualBox; display calibration, network services, Thunderbolt vs. USB3 (SSD Trim, SMART, etc.), file system (APFS) issues, a recurrent problem (nsurlsessiond), a letter to Tim, Apple Mail, installer issues and more." MacInTouch 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "LG Screen Manager App for UltraFine Displays Updated for macOS High Sierra" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Allegorithmic Releases Update to Substance Painter" Architosh 7:52 AM
  • "Favorite FTP Finally Made FTP Synchronizing on OS X Effortless" Fevosoft 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's AI is no smarter than a first grader, study says: Chinese researchers also found Google's artificial intelligence technology to be twice as smart as Apple's Siri."  CNET 8:05 AM
  • "Google AI vs Siri vs Bing: IQ tests show one is smartest by a mile" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "$1,150 iPhone X Is One Shoppers Really Want" Tom's Guide 8:58 AM
  • "Apple News Is Testing DoubleClick Ads, Publishers Say" Advertising Age 9:20 AM
  • "Google and Apple aim to help publishers monetize: Google will end its 'first click free' policy, which essentially required news publishers to give users free access to a certain number of articles, The Wall Street Journal reported. And Apple is letting certain publishers use their own ad tech to serve ads on Apple News, according to Ad Age." Business Insider 9:18 AM
  • "Inside Hong Kong's Wanchai computer market, where unofficial iPhone repairs are a cottage industry" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "How Would That Couch Look at Home? Check Your Phone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Why Samsung Stands to Gain If iPhone X Is a Hit" Investopedia 8:12 AM
  • "The New Bedtime Story Is a Podcast" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Read Tim Cook's touching email about Las Vegas shooting" Cult of Mac 12:38 PM
  • "'Siri, call mom': How one woman found a Las Vegas victim's family after he died in her arms" Mashable 1:30 PM
  • "MLB testing iPhone, Apple Watch NFC technology for contactless ticketing" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "MLB Tests NFC Apple Pay-Style Tickets With iPhone, Apple Watch - 23 Teams to Use System Next Season" MacTrast 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Maps vehicles to start touring Scotland & Wales later this month" AppleInsider 3:36 PM
  • "The 10 countries where apps like Venmo and Apple Pay could replace cash sooner than you think" Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "So you bought the new iPhone? Here are your rights if it breaks: Do you know your rights under Australian law if your iPhone suffer that most common of breakages — the shattered screen?" The Conversation 8:22 AM
  • "The secret to Steve Jobs' and Elon Musk's success, according to a former Apple and Tesla executive" [Video Report] Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "New iPhone Models Only Popular With Indonesians on Launch Day: Study" Jakarta Globe 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft throws in the towel on its Apple Music rival" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs is joining the wide world of sports: Steve Jobs' widow is purchasing a stake in a DC-based sports group that owns the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals." CNET 2:50 PM
  • "New battle for DC power: Bezos v Powell Jobs" Axios 12:34 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Senate Russia Probe Targets Youtube and Gmail: RT Network's YouTube presence may be part of U.S. lawmakers' scrutiny" Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts affected in 2013 hack" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "Yahoo says 3 billion affected by 2013 hack" ZDNet 4:12 PM
  • "Yahoo just said every single account was affected by 2013 attack — 3 billion in all" CNBC 3:48 PM
  • "The City of Amazon? Community in Atlanta suburbs offers tech titan its own town" GeekWire 3:42 PM
  • "Starfleet still runs Microsoft Windows on Star Trek: Discovery" The Verge 1:31 PM
  • "Dropbox redesigns itself as a hipster file sharing service" The Verge 1:29 PM
  • "Leak: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't the only new products coming tomorrow from Google" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Jeff Butts' Terminal Tinkering Goes Beyond The Terminal" MacVoices 4:38 PM
  • "Connected, Episode 162: Daily Dongle Carry" MacStories 3:50 PM
  • "Goodbye Groove, Amazon Echo and Privacy -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-03" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 207: An outsider from faraway" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 a Top Performer in Consumer Reports Testing: CR evaluates step counting, heart rate, and voice calling"  Consumer Reports 9:16 AM
  • "Consumer Reports says Apple Watch 'Doesn't Drop Calls" Apple Must 9:16 AM
  • "Survey Finds That iOS 11"s Battery Drain Is A Huge Problem"  UberGizmo 8:57 AM
  • "Oreo hits, er, 0.2 per cent adoption as iOS 11 reaches 36 per cent" The Inquirer 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.0.2 Update With Fix for iPhone 8 Crackling Earpiece Issue" MacRumors 12:34 PM
  • "Apple fixes iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue in iOS update" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.0.2 for Crackling Sounds on iPhone 8/Plus and Hidden Photos Problem" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "iOS 11.0.2 Update Released [IPSW Download Links] OS X Daily 12:37 PM
  • "About the security content of iOS 11.0.2" Apple Support 7:56 PM
  • "Apple Employees Testing Apple Pay Cash Internally in iOS 11.1" MacRumors 3:27 PM
  • "Apple Watch watchOS 4.1 Beta Now Available To Developers. What's Included And Is It Worth Having?" Forbes 3:29 PM
  • "Apple's investment in micro LED predicted to lead to future Apple Watch with longer battery life" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Future 3D Printing System that works with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses" Patently Apple 8:26 AM

  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The best smartphone for zoom" ["Achieving an overall DxOMark mobile score of 94 points, the Note 8 becomes the new joint leader for smartphone image quality alongside Apple's iPhone 8 Plus. ... The Note 8 doesn't quite match the same heights for video, where its sub-score of 84 is a little behind the best performers, such as the Google Pixel with 91 points, or the iPhone 8 Plus and the HTC U11, both with 89."] DxOMark 1:02 PM
  • "Comparing iPhone 8 charging speeds with fast charge, wireless and more" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "These Headphones Shape Their Sound To Match Your Hearing" Wired 8:07 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: PGP Encryption Comes to iOS With Canary Mail" The Mac Observer 4:25 PM
  • "Philips Hue switches and sensors now work in iOS's Home app...mostly" Six Colors 12:01 PM
  • "'Aka to Blue' Review - Red and Blue and Awesome All Over" Touch Arcade 10:59 AM
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 11 Article" iLounge 3:09 PM
  • "How to Find Your Lost Phone Using Amazon Echo or Google Home" Lifehacker 3:08 PM
  • "How to turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in iOS 11" Digital Trends 2:43 PM
  • "How to use the document scanner on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:36 PM
  • "How To Remove A Downloaded Update On iOS" AddictiveTips 2:36 PM
  • "How to Hide the iMessage App Icon Row in iOS 11 Messages for iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 1:31 PM
  • "How to Customize Control Center in iOS 11 [Video] iClarified 12:57 PM
  • "How to Use iOS 11 Night Shift on iPhone, iPad" Apple Must 11:58 AM
  • "Are You Ready For A Browser Cleanup? Here's How To Clear Cookies On An iPad" Digital Trends 8:57 AM
  • "How to Hard Reset iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in a Few Steps" WCCFTech 8:57 AM
  • "How to Control Your iOS 11 Device's True Tone Display Using Control Center" MacTrast 8:38 AM
  • "How to protect missed calls on the Lock screen of your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "How to use tables in Notes in iOS 11" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Doc. Explains What Happens If Face ID Locks You Out" iDrop News 3:57 PM
  • "Using the New iPad Apps Dock: Q. I just upgraded my iPad to iOS 11, and while I liked dragging my favorites into the little bar of apps across the bottom of the screen, the bar itself doesn't stay there consistently. Why?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Forget Mac versus PC, or iPhone versus Android — the next great battle is between Google and Amazon" Business Insider 8:48 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' real genius wasn't 'great design'" Yahoo Finance 1:30 PM
  • "The iPhone Didn't Emerge From Nothing. Here's What Came Before It" Wired 10:59 AM
  • "The future of iPhone starts in November, is iPad X to follow suit?" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "Redesigning history: Apple was never perfect" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "I still want a headphone jack on my phone" Mashable 8:06 AM
  • "The Google feed has lost its soul: Google's once-groundbreaking home for predictive intelligence has devolved into a clumsily constructed shell of its former self." Computerworld 11:28 AM
  • "The Business Challenges of Artificial Intelligence" Tech.pinions 8:32 AM
  • "How Google's smartphones have evolved since 2007" Engadget 9:08 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 XL 'steals' the most annoying thing about the iPhone X" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Why Google Needs Gadgets" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "Why Tech Leadership May Have a Bigger Race Than Gender Problem" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "Comic: The iMac Pro Will Save Us All!" iMore 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Best MacBook Air Cases and Sleeves" PC Magazine 8:30 PM
  • "'Geostorm' Puzzle Game Releases Ahead of Movie With Same Name" Touch Arcade 7:56 PM
  • "Advanced iOS app zaps backgrounds from photos" Cult of Mac 2:36 PM
  • "3-Hero Platformer 'The Sidekicks' Releasing October 18th" Touch Arcade 1:29 PM
  • "This iPhone Dongle With Headphone Jack and Lightning Port Lets You Charge and Listen to Music at the Same Time" iPhone Hacks 12:52 PM
  • "Thyng iPhone app update allows application of user's media on any surface with ARKit" AppleInsider 12:00 PM
  • "YouTube Adds iMessage App for Sharing Videos" MacStories 10:59 AM
  • "MacMost Top 10 Videos Of the First 10 Years" MacMost 10:09 AM
  • "Ikea now offering HomeKit-compatible color smartbulbs as well as white ones" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Spot the difference: WhatsApp creates its own emoji, but mimics Apple ones" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "FANDOM Releases Flagship App, Enabling Personalized Entertainment Experiences for Fans" PRNewswire 8:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why does Microsoft exist? How CEO Satya Nadella answered the tech giant's existential question" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires VR social network AltspaceVR" The Verge 1:28 PM
  • "Samsung to Build Odyssey VR Headset for Windows: Collaboration is Microsoft's latest move to crack emerging virtual-reality market" [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Samsung HMD Odyssey Joins Microsoft's Mixed Reality World" PC Magazine 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft is building a 'mixed reality' empire with Windows — and Samsung is in" Mashable 1:28 PM
  • "Has Windows 10 Overtaken Windows 7 Yet? Depends Who You Ask" ExtremeTech 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Ships Possible RTM Build of Fall Creators Update" Thurrott 9:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 16299.15 is now in the Fast ring" Neowin 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Closes the Gap Between Skype for Windows and Linux" eWeek 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Takes 'Curated' Approach to Edge Browser Plugins" eWeek 6:44 AM
  • "HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinise ArcSight source code: ArcSight serves as a cybersecurity nerve centre for much of the US military" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "HPE gave Russia access to Pentagon security software" BetaNews 6:41 PM
  • "Can Oracle Win in the Cloud Space Against Amazon?" Investopedia 6:41 PM
  • "Oracle demos 'adaptive intelligence' capabilities across clouds" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Oracle unveils Container Native Application Development Platform" ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Oracle: New Products And Sales Incentives To Take On AWS" Seeking Alpha 3:47 PM
  • "Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini has died at age 66" CNBC Videos 3:36 PM
  • "Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, key figure of the Wintel era, dies at the age of 66" GeekWire 12:38 PM
  • "Ex-Intel boss Paul Otellini dead at age 66" The Register 1:28 PM
  • "Intel Blockchain Technology Offered as a Service in Oracle Cloud" WebWire 7:11 AM
  • "Intel acceleration card aims to speed up data-centres: Intel is sampling a Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA and expects it to be broadly available in H1 2018." Electronics Weekly 7:46 AM
  • "Intel aims to scale IOT deployments with Secure Device Onboarding" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "Intel Launches New Internet of Things Solution To Help Companies Quickly And Securely Onboard Connected Devices" CRN 7:47 AM
  • "Intel leak reveals plans for more Optane 3D Xpoint products" ComputerWeekly 7:47 AM
  • "Intel Secure Device Onboard Makes onboarding of Billions of Devices Simpler" CDR Info 7:47 AM
  • "AMD is popping after releasing its newest low-power chip" Business Insider 1:29 PM
  • "AMD unveils E9170 embedded GPU, offering 3X Performance-Per-Watt for low-power embedded applications" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's Vega Battles Nvidia for the Pole Position in Forza Motorsport 7" ExtremeTech 6:44 AM
  • "AMD releases X399 driver update for NVMe RAID support" My Broadband 7:04 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop — Future Ready with VR" DailyTech 7:00 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Demonstrates the Power of One at Gitex Technology Week 2017" Al Bawaba 7:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple execs reap more than $19M each in vested stock bonus" AppleInsider 6:41 PM
  • "President Trump's tax plan would hit Apple's overseas earnings" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
Industry News
  • "All 3 stock-market benchmarks log records for a second straight session: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite (and Russell 2000) register all-time highs" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks on Track for New Records as Consumer Staples Lead Wall Street: Walmart leads the Dow Jones Industrial Average to trade in the green, while the rest of the market struggles to hold higher after a days-long win streak." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Major indexes hit record highs 2nd day; autos, airlines jump" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Gains on Strong Car Sales: General Motors, Ford's shares climb after both companies report sharply higher sales of pickup trucks and SUVs" [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Hang Seng, Nikkei lead market gains in Asia" MarketWatch 7:49 AM
  • "U.K. stocks struggle to push higher after weak construction PMI" MarketWatch 7:50 AM

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