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Tuesday Highlights: Apple continues to be chip in trade and tariff wars with troubled Turkey threatening boycott of iPhones; Jonny Evans imagines ways "Apple's AI imaging vision may save lives"; new law proposal in Australia could fine tech firms up to $7.3 million for non compliance in handing over encrypted private data; researcher says warnings in macOS "trivial for malware to suppress and bypass"; Macworld calls PhotoBulk 2 a "Swiss Army Knife...for batch image processing" on the Mac; apparently Apple's aggressive arguments against Apple Park property taxes see company "claiming...cluster of properties around Apple Park is worth just $200"; Sainsbury supermarket experimenting with "scan, pay and go technology" in London; most analysts agree HomePod is at 6% marketshare, but disagree over how many have been sold; TrendForce study predicts budget version among new iPhones coming this Fall, starting at $699—more in our Hardware/Software section; Creqtive Bloq reviews 13" 2018 MacBook Pro with Blackmagic eGPU.

  • "DoJ backs Apple, says Supreme Court should deny Samsung's most recent cert petition"  Foss Patents 10:15 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung doesn't need Supreme Court redo, DOJ says" CNET 10:58 AM
  • "Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official"  Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "The EU's tax battle with Apple and Amazon, explained: Tech giants use shell companies to defer corporate income tax bills indefinitely." Ars Technica 8:00 AM
  • "Apple won't reveal Apple Watch sales figures, but it's not alone"  Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update With Fix for APFS Disk Utility Bug and Keychain Vulnerability" MacRumors 3:03 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update" Macworld 3:02 PM
  • "Apple fixes two High Sierra password bugs" ZDNet 4:22 PM
  • "About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update" Apple Support 3:09 PM
  • "New macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Exposes Passwords of Encrypted APFS Volumes in Plain Text" MacRumors 10:18 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra's Disk Utility exposes passwords of encrypted APFS volumes" iDownload Blog 11:07 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 41 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements" MacTrast 8:28 AM
  • "Preparing a Mac for Upgrade to macOS High Sierra" Envato Tuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "Upgrading to a Modern Mac: Q. I'm about to purchase an iMac desktop computer. Are they as good as the old ones? I have an old MacBook on which I use AppleWorks. Will a new Mac convert it to a current word-processing program?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:19 AM
  • "Editing Photos In External Editors" MacMost 10:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac gains APFS, HEVC, VR support in update" AppleInsider 8:44 PM
  • "Facebook testing new dedicated macOS client, starting with Workplace enterprise users" 9to5Mac 4:24 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook Shares Tribute to Steve Jobs on Sixth Anniversary of His Death"  MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the day he died" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "How a photog captured Steve Jobs' piercing glare" Cult of Mac 6:05 PM
  • "The Ohio State University announces Digital Learning Initiative with Apple, free iPad Pros to all incoming freshmen" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "Ohio State will give every incoming freshman an iPad Pro" Business Insider 10:15 AM
  • "Is Google's AI Smarter Than Apple, Amazon? Google's new suite of devices makes use of AI in the home and on the go."  Barron's 10:16 AM
  • "'Siri, Why Have You Fallen Behind Other Digital Assistants?'"  Wired 8:18 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 gets 3 years of Android updates: Will that sway iPhone waverers?"  ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Anascape, who won a case against Microsoft, is now Suing Apple in a Multi-Product Patent Infringement Case" Patently Apple 10:14 AM
  • "Amazon Echo users prefer iPhone to Android, study claims" CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Siri briefly thought Bulgaria's national anthem was 'Despacito'" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Park construction costs detailed in new building permit analysis" VentureBeat 8:23 AM
  • "Las Vegas shooting victim saved by iPhone - bullet hit mobile but lucky owner survived" Express UK 10:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook invests $1 billion in Virginia" CNNMoney 7:54 PM
  • "iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 fix, reaction to the Google Pixel 2 event, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 576" Macworld 5:14 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Google's New Hardware" Wired 4:39 PM
  • "Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging: A new type of battery could let people charge gadgets, appliances and electric vehicles in seconds." BBC 8:18 AM
  • "Discovery and Google are about to take you around the world in virtual reality" Boston Herald 8:17 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 141 | HomeKit and AirPlay 2, Sonos One event, and HomePod competition" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "156: Have We Started Recording?" The Rebound 10:18 AM
  • "Set Up Third-Party Drivers and Unsigned Apps in macOS, Plus Ports in FreeBSD -Terminal Tinkering 5" The Mac Observer 7:58 AM
  • "No More Downgrading as Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11" MacTrast 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS and LTE Models Now in Stores" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models now available" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "iPhone X Plus to Be Released in 2018 Reports Suggest" iDrop News 10:15 AM
  • "Apple releases a fix for LTE connectivity issues with new Apple Watch" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "watchOS 4.0.1 Update for Apple Watch Series 3 Models Fixes Cellular Bug" MacTrast 8:00 AM
  • "Apple is Developing Watch Technology to Detect Heart Abnormalities and now blood Pressure" Patently Apple 8:27 AM
  • "An Apple Patent Application Relating to Face Mapping Surfaced today in the European Patent Office's Database" Patently Apple 8:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Get an iPhone SE (32GB) for $129" CNET 10:19 AM
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM

  • "Apple Watch Series 3 review: The start of something big" Six Colors 11:10 AM
  • "Review: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus" iLounge 4:26 PM
  • "iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: Don't overlook this shiny, speedy upgrade/The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may be Apple's 'safe bets' in their 2017 iPhone lineup, but it makes improvements over the iPhone 7 in almost every category." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Spec showdown" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2, iPhone X" AppleInsider 3:02 PM
  • "Apple and the future of photography in Depth: iPhone 8 Plus" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone 8 vs Pixel 2: Battle of the smaller flagship phones" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How does the Google Pixel 2 compare to Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X?" Boston Herald 8:19 AM
  • "Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash for iPhone 8 and iPhone X makes pictures better than ever" AppleInsider 3:02 PM
  • "How Google's Pixel Buds compare to Apple's AirPods" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Pixelbook vs. MacBook vs. Surface Laptop: how do the $1,000 laptops stack up?" The Verge 10:19 AM
  • "Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero's 'Star Wars' BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids" AppleInsider 4:26 PM
  • "Netgear ReadyNAS 422 review: This box is fast and built to last" TechHive 8:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Four Major New Capabilities in Notes in iOS 11" TidBITS 8:28 AM
  • "How to Backup iPhone or iPad to External Hard Drive with Windows PC" iPhone Hacks 7:53 PM
  • "How to Block SMS Spam on iPhone in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 7:52 PM
  • "How to fix 7 annoyances in iOS 11" CNET 4:26 PM
  • "How to Refresh Updates in App Store for iOS 11" OS X Daily 3:01 PM
  • "How to Downgrade from iOS 11.1 Beta to iOS 11.0.2" iDrop News 3:00 PM
  • "How to Use Theater Mode on the Apple Watch" Kirkville 8:27 AM
  • "How to replace the App Store's missing Wish List in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:01 PM
  • "Here's How to Block Cross-site Tracking in Safari" The Mac Observer 10:10 AM
  • "Apps not installing on your Apple Watch? Here's the fix!" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Inc.'s 2018 iPhone Lineup Could Look Like" The Motley Fool 8:52 PM
  • "Apple iOS 11.0.2 Starts Causing Problems" Forbes 6:23 PM
  • "Apple Inc.'s HomePod Will Not Be Enough: And I'm not talking about the price point." The Motley Fool 5:50 PM
  • "Sonos fights Apple, Amazon and Google with tears" CNET 4:39 PM
  • "Apple's Reminders App Reimagined" MacStories 3:01 PM
  • "iOS 11: Why developers are embracing Apple's ARKit" Computerworld 12:02 PM
  • "Let's set the record straight on Google's fake news aimed at iPhones" BGR 10:58 AM
  • "How badly do you want this iPhone X Plus to be real?" BGR 10:15 AM
  • "Thoughts on new Google phone, PixelBuds" The Loop 8:28 AM
  • "Guilt by association: Not all facial recognition is the same" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "5 Reasons To Buy Google's Pixel 2 XL Over Apple's iPhone X" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "The Pixel's missing headphone jack proves Apple was right: We might not like it, but Apple's prediction that we could live without headphone jacks is proving correct"  The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "This is how Google wants you to switch from iPhone to Pixel 2" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Google Thought of Everything with Clips Lifelogging Cam. Except 'Why?'" Digital Trends 6:51 PM
  • "Google Has Finally Realized That Hardware is Sexy. But..." The Mac Observer 6:12 PM
  • "What the Heck Is Google's Plan for Android Wear?" Gizmodo 5:14 PM
  • "25 Years of ThinkPad: The Best and Most Innovative" LAPTOP Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook: When is Chrome OS getting real Android apps so I can do real work?" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Why Google's Pixel 2 phones don't have headphone jacks" Business Insider 3:05 PM
  • "The Pixel 2's Biggest Gimmick Might Actually Be Its Best Feature" Lifehacker 10:33 AM
  • "Has Google given up on Android Wear?" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Google is Clearly Serious About Hardware, But Not About Selling Phones" Tech.pinions 8:48 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook hands-on: Stunning hardware with the usual limited OS" Ars Technica 8:28 AM
  • "Google's new Clips camera is invasive, creepy, and perfect for a parent like me" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen hands-on review" Digital Trends 8:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Zillow to offer easy 3D house tour creation, viewing with new iPhone app" AppleInsider 7:24 PM
  • "Mattel withdraws kid-focused 'smart hub' from market after complaints" Ars Technica 5:13 PM
  • "Apple Music integration within Facebook Messenger rolling out now" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Uber removing private iOS API that allowed them to record your display" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Download the new, completely redesigned TechCrunch mobile app" TechCrunch 3:01 PM
  • "Choose Your 'Clash Royale' 2v2 Partner Starting With the Next Update" Touch Arcade 3:00 PM
  • "NewerTech Offers NuGuard KX Protective Cases for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus - Built to Survive Life with Lifetime-Replacement Guarantee" Thomas PR 2:54 PM
  • "PetSafe® Introduces its First Wi-Fi Enabled Automatic Pet Feeder with Smartphone App" PRNewswire 11:43 AM
  • "Code Launches the CR4400" ["Code's CR4400 is a durable, compact, battery backup scanner that is compatible with iPhone® SE and iPod® Touch 6th generation. It transforms these Apple® devices into true enterprise-grade mobile data capture solutions capable of reading even the most difficult barcodes with ease."] PRNewswire 11:43 AM
  • "Conduent Offers New Mobile Payment App for U.S. Public Transit Agencies" PRNewswire 11:43 AM
  • "Belkin Introduces USB-C™ 3.1 Express Dock HD" PRNewswire 11:43 AM
  • "Seagate Launches 12TB Hard Drives for Desktops and NAS" iClarified 11:07 AM
  • "Surprise! Microsoft Edge is Coming to Android and iOS" Thurrott 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Edge to Android and iOS, relaunches Arrow Launcher as Microsoft Launcher" VentureBeat 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing new Edge apps to iOS, Android" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Full Fat introduces Blocky Bronco for iOS and Android - Yee-haw!" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Sketchfab AR now on Apple iOS—Largest AR Library on Planet" Architosh 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will kill off its bork-ridden Surface line-up by 2019, apparently: Canalys CEO says firm will bin its loss-making laptop line" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher offers 'Continue on PC' option for Android phones: It's similar to the capability of Apple's Handoff feature." Engadget 11:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft is helping businesses with digital transformation despite tech talent shortage: By using tools and services designed for non programmers, businesses can continue to grow without the need for coding professionals." TechRepublic 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Snaps Up AltspaceVR to Put a Social Spin on Mixed Reality" eWeek 7:15 AM
  • "HP is ditching the last serious Windows phone" The Verge 5:14 PM
  • "HP put another nail in the coffin for Microsoft's Windows phones" Business Insider 6:05 PM
  • "HP is abandoning its Elite x3 plans because Microsoft screwed the pooch" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "HP launched Spectre 13 laptop, the world's thinnest with 10.4mm" Criticism News 7:38 AM
  • "New HP Spectre 13 laptop offers 8th gen Intel CPUs and 4K display" Gadgets Post 7:40 AM
  • "HP Spectre 13, Spectre x360 13 Laptops With 8th Generation Intel Processors Launched" Gadgets 360 7:40 AM
  • "HP unveils new innovations in its premium Spectre portfolio" Gizbot 7:40 AM
  • "HPE: Cloud Server WILL survive... we just need someone else to buy 'em/Not you, Microsoft. You had your chance" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "HP ditches the Elite X3, the last Windows Phone in town: It's all over bar the glitching" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Dell EMC's 2020 vision is a 60 per cent channel business: CCO Marius Hass says Dell EMC's $35bn channel business will take bigger share of overall sales over next three years" CRN UK 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Unveils New Approach to IoT Scaling, Security: The company's solution addresses critical issues of bringing large-scale IoT deployments online and securely managing devices and data." IOT Journal 10:32 AM
  • "Intel pushes FPGAs into the data center" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Intel's Latest Coffee Lake Processors Are Fast as Hell" Gizmodo 11:43 AM
  • "Intel's Coffee Lake processors are here to battle AMD's Ryzen, and they don't like second place" BGR 12:05 PM
  • "Splunk hits back Oracle's 'Ludicrous Larry' following OpenWorld gibe: Doug Merritt says there is 'no such thing as a wall-to-wall Oracle customer'" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Cloud Service" eWeek 7:16 AM
  • "Slack and Oracle move to collaborate on business app chatbots: Users of Oracle's sales, HR and ERP applications will be able to retrieve information directly from the messaging app after Slack's latest chatbot partnership." Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle bows to shareholders by cutting Larry Ellison's pay" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 PM
  • "Oracle 'the dinosaur' still a major tech player: The enterprise services giant is striding ahead in cloud technology, the next frontier in data storage" Irish Times 7:45 AM
  • "Oracle: Every cloud" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 PM
  • "Larry Ellison loves to rail against Amazon but this analyst says Microsoft is the real enemy" Business Insider 9:08 PM
  • "Lenovo reaches back in time with the new ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25" Windows Central 7:45 AM
  • "Lenovo's anniversary ThinkPad marries retro design and modern tech: It's a limited edition that will cost you $1899." Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "Lenovo celebrates 25 years of ThinkPad with limited edition laptop: Expect a TrackPoint button, multicoloured logo and, er Windows Hello" The Inquirer 9:34 AM
  • "Lenovo announces its ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition" Neowin 11:13 AM
  • "Seagate announces 12TB HDDs for desktop PCs and NAS" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "As chip sales hit record levels innovation costs rise" ZDNet 8:04 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Hardware Problem – The AAPL Bear Case: At its core, Apple is a hardware company, and that's a big risk for AAPL stock"  InvestorPlace 8:24 AM
  • "Buy Qualcomm Before Apple Starts Paying Royalties Again" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs a record—along with S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000—as budget bill passes: Netflix jumps after raising subscription fees" MarketWatch 4:37 PM
  • "Stocks Hold at Session Highs as Wall Street Looks to September Jobs Report: Stocks held at session highs by mid-afternoon Thursday, Oct. 5. Benchmark indexes were trading above record levels set a day earlier in a bid to extend a winning streak that has stretched over several sessions." TheStreet 4:37 PM
  • "Wall St extends record run on tax overhaul optimism, solid data" Reuters 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Run of Record Highs; VIX at New Low: Nine of the index's 11 major sectors climb to help the S&P 500 notch its sixth consecutive high" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Nikkei swings to slight gains as other Asian markets close mixed" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "European stocks trade mixed as investors absorb Catalonia developments" MarketWatch 7:25 AM

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