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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.

  • "Apple and Qualcomm's Billion-Dollar War Over an $18 Part: The iPhone maker pays $2 billion a year in patent fees, and it's had enough."  Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Apple 'acqui-hired' the team from messaging assistant to work on Siri" TechCrunch 3:08 PM
  • "EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall"  Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "EU Sues Ireland Over Apple Billions as Tax Tensions Flare Up" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Europe steps up efforts to collect $15 billion from Apple" CNNMoney 8:05 AM
  • "EU takes Ireland to court for failing to recover up to $15 billion in back taxes from Apple" Associated Press 7:52 AM
  • "EU takes Ireland to court over Apple taxes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's healthcare plans under the microscope: From iPhone apps to Apple Watch and what comes next/The way healthcare data is gathered, shared, and understood could all be set for a sea-change if Apple becomes consumers' and providers' med-tech supplier of choice."  ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Ohio State collaborates with Apple to launch digital learning initiative: Students, faculty, staff and community to gain access to new educational and economic development opportunities"  Ohio State News 6:09 PM
  • "Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative" AppleInsider 6:09 PM
  • "Apple partners with Ohio State University for new 'digital flagship' education initiative" 9to5Mac 6:10 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X update coming soon with High Sierra/iOS 11 feature support" 9to5Mac 3:10 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: You don't have to upgrade to APFS" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra: You'll Hardly Notice You've Upgraded" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "Bring the Buddy List window back to High Sierra's Messages" The Robservatory 9:33 AM
  • "Combinatorial invoices redux" Dr. Drang 8:23 AM
  • "Chrome Tip: Everybody should know about this shortcut to re-open tabs" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "macOS: How and Why to Set Up iCloud Content Caching" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) notes include a successful update; OwnCloud problems; Quicken compatibility; SSD Trim vs. USB; quality issues; installation issues; a disk image trick for working around APFS; color/calibration glitches; third-party boot SSD conversion to APFS; Office 2011 and more." MacInTouch 3:55 PM
Press Releases
  • "PixCompare 5.0 for macOS - Major update released" prMac 10:17 AM
  • "MW3D-Solutions releases Cheetah3D 7.0 - Biggest Upgrade ever" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Mireth Technology Corp. has released version 5.2.1 of NetShred X, its easy to use internet eraser app that erases browsing data. NetShred X runs on Mac. Version 5.2.1 adds support for Firefox 56." Mireth Technology 8:16 AM
  • "Adobe debuts Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with focus on computer vision" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Announces All-New Store Opening at Century City in Los Angeles Later This Year" MacRumors 8:22 AM
  • "Apple to open a new store at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles later this year" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "How Much Each Apple Park Building Cost to Build Revealed" Apple Must 11:17 AM
  • "Apple News publishers allowed to test Google DoubleClick ads" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Derek Jeter proves iPad is a computer" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung will make $110 for every iPhone X sold" Boston Herald 8:32 AM
  • "X-Mobile Technologies Sues Apple Claiming iPhones using Co-Processors for Siri Infringe their Patents" Patently Apple 3:20 PM
  • "India gives blessing to Oppo stores as focus turns to Apple" Reuters 8:48 AM
  • "The Three Fundamental Moments of Podcasts' Crazy Rise" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Apple pulls Catalogs category from App Store, Dice & Educational subcategories under Games" AppleInsider 3:13 PM
  • "Hey Siri, have a happy birthday ... and remind me to take out the trash tonight" The Next Web 3:49 PM
  • "Apple's Siri Turns Six: AI Assistant Announced Alongside iPhone 4s on October 4, 2011" MacRumors 10:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. Senate panel approves self-driving car legislation" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "Google's New Gadgets Come With a Big Helping of A.I." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Google Unveils Pixel Buds Earphones, Aping Apple's AirPods" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Google's New Phones Tap Services, Software to Chase Apple" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Google CEO Sets 'AI-First' Device Blueprint to Catch Apple" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 London launch event got WEIRD: A pink room of pink animals and a gallery of smells? Yeah, the Pixel 2 launch was bizarre." CNET 3:25 PM
  • "This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649" TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "Google Clips smart camera uses AI to take pictures" CNET 3:07 PM
  • "Pixel 2, Google Home Mini, and Everything Else Google Announced at Its 2017 Event" Wired 3:06 PM
  • "Google leaks its Pixel 2 XL design minutes before event" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "Newt Gingrich says millennials are dividing America by texting too much" Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Your Yahoo account was definitely hacked – here's what to do" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Decisions, Apple Music Plans, the Need for LTE, More -ACM 431" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 25 – iOS 11 Drag and Drop Apps" MacStories 10:34 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 166: The spiritual predecessor" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Receives FCC Approval for iPhone X Ahead of October 27 Pre-Orders" MacRumors 3:08 PM
  • "More Incidents Surface of iPhone 8 Plus Devices Burst Open Due to Possible Battery Failure" MacRumors 3:09 PM
  • "Apple reportedly investigating reports that iPhone 8 Plus batteries are swelling" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
  • "After just 2 weeks, iOS 11 is on a higher percentage of devices than any version of Android" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: New camera tests say it's too close to call" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.0.2 with fix for iPhone 8 speaker problems" iLounge 9:12 AM
  • "Apple fixes Apple Watch Series 3 cellular bug with watchOS 4.0.1 update" Macworld 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 4.0.1 Update for Series 3 Models With Fix for Cellular Bug" MacRumors 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Watch software update promises to fix cellular bugs" CNET 3:07 PM
  • "About the security content of watchOS 4.0.1" Apple Support 3:20 PM
  • "iOS 11.0.2 Vs iOS 11.0.1 Speed Test Comparison [Video] Redmond Pie 6:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM

  • "Google Pixel 2 reviewed: Sets new record for overall smartphone camera quality: The Google Pixel 2 is the top-performing mobile device camera we've tested, with a record-setting overall score of 98. Impressively, it manages this despite having 'only' a single-camera design for its main camera. Its top scores in most of our traditional photo and video categories put it ahead of our previous (tied) leaders, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8" [Photo comparison vs iPhone 8, other smartphones] DxOMark 3:11 PM
  • "Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2 XL" ["This is Google's machine learning magic at work, and it's very impressive when compared to the competition out there, including from Apple on the new iPhone 8."] TechCrunch 3:13 PM
  • "I'm a long-time iPhone user who got to try Google's newest Pixel phone — here's what I thought" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "Here's how the iPhone camera stacks up against the Pixel 2 in the real world" iMore 3:47 PM
  • "Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X vs. Note 8: Phablet spec showdown" PCWorld 3:17 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X vs. Galaxy S8: how the phones compare" The Verge 3:14 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6: Google just announced the Pixel 2. Here's how it compares to the competition." CNET 3:08 PM
  • "Tado Smart AC Control review: An even better way to make your dumb air conditioner smarter/Connecting your A/C to your smartphone and smart home will save you smart money." TechHive 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11.0.2 Vs iOS 11.0.1: Latest Update Will Save Half A Gigabyte Of Storage Space" Redmond Pie 9:12 AM
  • "'Cuphead' is a gorgeous new game that pays homage to classic cartoons — and it's as tough as it is pretty" Business Insider 3:49 PM
  • "How swim tracking works on the Apple Watch Series 2 and 3" iMore 9:28 PM
  • "How to use iMessage apps in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:20 PM
  • "How to Disable Video AutoPlay in App Store of iOS" OS X Daily 3:20 PM
  • "How to Use the 3 Ways to Speak to Siri on Apple Watch" Apple Must 1:05 PM
  • "How to Delete a Gmail Account, Completely: Step by Step Guide" AddictiveTips 10:34 AM
  • "Scan and Sign Documents With iOS 11" MacMost 9:42 AM
  • "The Most Common iOS 11 Problems, and How to Fix Them" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "How To Find Your iPhone's Auto-Brightness Switch in iOS 11" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to Manage the App Drawer in the Messages App" The Mac Observer 6:07 PM
  • "Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "UI Design for iPhone X: Top Elements and the Notch" Max Rudberg 5:47 PM
  • "The EU Is Pulling Its Punches Against Tech Giants: The tax cases against Amazon, Apple and Google rest on a teetering foundation." Bloomberg 3:52 PM
  • "We need to talk about Apple's connected children" Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Fly Charts: Apple's Tricky Entertainment Bet and a Utilities Savior" BloombergGadfly 8:53 AM
  • "Apple trapped me on iOS — perhaps forever" Mashable 8:39 AM
  • "Why Google Maps Is Better than Apple Maps"  Kirkville 8:25 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (25): Setec Astronomy Spoiling the Game" eXtensions 7:45 AM
  • "The hard tech behind Google's simple Clips camera" TechCrunch 9:28 PM
  • "The Pixel 2 proves headphone jacks are truly doomed: Sigh." Engadget 8:44 PM
  • "How on Earth Can Google Expect Us to Pay $1,000 for a Chromebook?" Gizmodo 7:08 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 Has a Lot to Prove and Everything to Lose" Gizmodo 6:01 PM
  • "Google Clips camera: creepy or fun?" BBC 3:18 PM
  • "No, the Linux desktop hasn't jumped in popularity: Stories have been circulating that the Linux desktop had jumped in popularity and was used more than macOS. Alas, it's not so." ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "How Sonos Made Amazon's Alexa Sound Amazing" Wired 10:14 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2: Will It Succeed?" PC Magazine 10:16 AM
  • "Absurd analyst says Google's unannounced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are already a flop" BGR 9:12 AM
  • "A resistance against Big Tech" Axios 8:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Let Them Come' Launched on Steam, iOS and Android Is Next" Touch Arcade 3:25 PM
  • "Google Pixel Buds have limited iOS functionality, Google Snaps records notable moments on its own" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Jamf works with Bungie to improve 'iPad for Kids' program, plans expansion into more hospitals" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "The Best iPhone X Cases Ahead of the Smartphone's Nov. 3 Release" AppAdvice 10:34 AM
  • "Chayne App Brings Social Media Photo/Video Sharing to Mobile Platform" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "Sonos embraces voice control era with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant" ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "Sonos says AirPlay 2 and Siri control coming next year" 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Sonos will add AirPlay 2 support for direct control in 2018" Engadget 10:16 AM
  • "Camera+ pickups up support for depth mapping, HEIF format & more" iDownload Blog 10:00 AM
  • "These are the latest Apple Pay banks and credit unions" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Pay Adds 15+ New U.S. Banks and Credit Unions to Support Rolls" MacTrast 8:28 AM
  • "Parker, the world's first AR teddy bear, arrives in Apple stores" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones is light as a feather" Coolest Gadgets 8:24 AM
  • "SanDisk Launches SD and microSD for Industrial and Automotive: Extreme Temps, Upped Reliability" AnandTech 8:23 AM
  • "'Stranger Things: The Game' Releasing Today, Is Appropriately Retro" Touch Arcade 8:23 AM
  • "Looker - The People First Fashion App: Now available on the Apple App Store and the Android Market" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Paul S. Otellini, Who Led Intel and Saw It Grow Even More, Dies at 66"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Social VR Company AltspaceVR" PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "Windows 10: Samsung's HMD Odyssey is the fancy Windows Mixed Reality headset" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 16299.15 now available in the Slow ring" Neowin 5:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants to make Windows Mixed Reality A Reality for All" Tech.pinions 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Scraps Its Music Streaming Platform" Investopedia 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Strategy to Fight NVIDIA Is Now Unclear" The Motley Fool 8:43 AM
  • "Intel working on bringing the 2018 Winter Olympics to Windows Mixed Reality" OnMSFT 8:52 AM
  • "Intel offers its AI drones to wildlife researchers" VentureBeat 10:18 AM
  • "Intel Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Apple's Chip Ambitions" Forbes 3:14 PM
  • "Can AMD's Vega Beat NVIDIA's Pascal in Power Efficiency?" Market Realist 8:43 AM
  • "HP updates Spectre systems for Kaby Lake R, and they're rather attractive" Ars Technica 9:33 AM
  • "HP refreshes its flagship Spectre, Spectre x360 laptops" ZDNet 9:34 AM
  • "HP's claims new Spectre 13 is the 'world's thinnest touch laptop'" V3 3:20 PM
  • "HP unveils new quad-core Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 laptops" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "IBM buys Vivant Digital, will fold into IBM iX business: Vivant is a small boutique digital consultancy firm based in Sydney." ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "IBM's AI shrinks wave forecasting system to run on a Raspberry Pi" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "IBM outlines Sears Home Services, Golden State Foods IoT projects" ZDNet 3:21 PM
  • "The Clippy of NetApp is an IBM Watson-powered cartoon robot called Elio" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle to add AI capabilities to cloud apps" BetaNews 3:20 PM
  • "Oracle wants you to drop a log into its cloud, so it can talk security" The Register 8:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends at record levels after extending win streak: Tesla gains after Nomura's upbeat take, while Mylan gets a big lift from an FDA OK" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks on Track for Another Day of Records With Just Minor Gains: Wall Street creep higher on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on track for records." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street extends run of record highs; services data upbeat" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher, Led by Internet Retailers: E-commerce firms like Netflix and have been among the market's best performers this year" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks finish at 2½-year high: Hang Seng continues its great year; Nikkei rises respite yen's rebound" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Spanish stocks lead Europe lower as Catalonia dispute intensifies: German stocks head for fresh all-time high" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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