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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.

  • "US tech firms like Apple and Amazon are posing a 'huge' tax challenge for France"  CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's relaxing its third-party standards—and that's a good thing: By opening up their platforms and products to third-party developers, Apple is investing in its future growth potential."  Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "Pixel Buds are probably the most important gadget Google launched: Out of all the products Google launched at its big event this week, there's one that should have Apple really worried."  Mashable 7:43 AM
  • "Google: Hey Apple, Can You Hear Me Now? Google's new smart speakers take aim at Amazon's dominance, and puts pressure on Apple ahead of its own product launch expected in December."  Barron's 9:09 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO: We Think We'll Be Successful in Our Fight With Apple/Steven Mollenkopf discusses the latest in Qualcomm's pricing dispute with Apple, when he thinks the deal for NXP will close and his high hopes for 5G, among other major topics." TheStreet 1:18 PM
  • "Apple's exec in charge of back-end technology for iCloud has left"  CNBC 4:57 PM
  • "Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "Apple's exec in charge of back-end technology for iCloud has left: Patrick Gates is inheriting the responsibilities of Eric Billingsley, an eBay and Google veteran who joined Apple in 2013." CNBC 4:00 PM
  • "Apple says 'intermittent issues' with many cloud services, inc Apple Music, Apple TV, iTunes Store, App Store" 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple fixes Keychain vulnerability, but only in macOS High Sierra" iTWire 7:16 AM
  • "Apple fixes two nasty High Sierra vulnerabilities" Mashable 9:21 AM
  • "Apple security discussion covers critical FileVault flaw in High Sierra Disk Utility, plus a patch for the High Sierra SKEL bug, as well as Uber's unprecedented access to Apple's iOS 'backdoor' capabilities." MacInTouch 3:43 PM
  • "Keymand review: Turn your iPad into a keyboard shortcut powerhouse for your Mac" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Plex vs. EyeTV: Which Mac DVR App Is Best?" iMore 8:07 AM
  • "How to stop your Mac from auto-connecting to a Wi-Fi network" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Didn't You Know You Can Apply a Behavoir to a Rig in Apple's Motion?" 9:03 AM
  • "How to share files and documents between users of a same Mac" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To the Mac App Store" MacMost 9:26 AM
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra notes talk about external vs. internal SSD issues; Quicken compatibility; installer issues (and updates); APFS (file system) conversions etc." MacInTouch 3:43 PM
  • "5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started)" Gizmodo 8:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Unity Collaborates with Autodesk—Strengthening Link with 3ds and Maya" Architosh 8:40 AM
  • "OmniFocus 2.11.1" TidBITS 7:55 AM
  • "Facebook Launches Desktop Chat Apps for Workplace" PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "Pixelmator 3.7 Update Brings HEIF Image Support and Apple Photos Integration" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Pixelmator adds integration with macOS High Sierra Photos app, import HEIF images" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop updated with improved support for macOS High Sierra" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "PDF2Office 2017 - Convert PDF to Word, Excel and PowerPoint on macOS" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "New from Eltima Software - PhotoBulk 2 for batch image editing on Mac" prMac 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The TIME Magazine 'Women Who Are Changing The World' covers were shot on an iPhone" The Hindu 9:19 PM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive: Some people 'misuse' iPhones" ["Ive did not mince words when asked where the inspiration for the iPhone came from: hatred. 'When we worked on the iPhone, certainly a significant part of our motivation was the loathing we had for the phones that we were using,' Ive said. 'I think they were a little soul destroying.'"]  CNNMoney 3:13 PM
  • "Jony Ive on the iPhone and the 'pursuit of excellence': During an interview at a conference Friday, Apple's design chief discusses higher standards, the creative process and his work with Steve Jobs." CNET 3:12 PM
  • "Jony Ive recalls how Steve Jobs taught him to say no, especially when it hurts to do it" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Jony Ive on iPhone X and Apple's future products: Design and ideas must wait for technology to catch up" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Jony Ive praises Apple's 'hopelessly inquisitive' design team" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Katherine Adams joins Apple as general counsel and SVP: Bruce Sewell Retires as Apple's General Counsel" Apple 11:51 AM
  • "Apple's chief lawyer retires as it battles Qualcomm and Samsung: Bruce Sewell also led fight against FBI demand for help breaking iPhone encryption" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:06 PM
  • "Apple's General Counsel to Retire: Bruce Sewell oversaw major patent disputes with Samsung Electronics and battled the U.S. government over the pricing of e-books" [Paid Membership Required] 1:18 PM
  • "Apple names former Honeywell executive as new general counsel" Reuters 3:45 PM
  • "Katherine Adams to Become Apple's New General Counsel as Bruce Sewell Set to Retire This Year" MacRumors 12:07 PM
  • "Apple Adds Katherine Adams to its Leadership Team" Apple Must 12:07 PM
  • "Live Blog: Jony Ive design talk at The New Yorker TechFest" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "Live: Apple's head designer Jony Ive talks design in New York" Business Insider 12:03 PM
  • "Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad, including 'I love you'" Apple 7:22 AM
  • "Apple is preparing a new emoji for saying 'I Love You'" Boston Herald 7:26 AM
  • "Apple reveals hundreds of new emojis for iOS 11.1" CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Is Introducing Androgynous Emojis" BuzzFeed 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone 7 is still the most popular smartphone, despite sluggish sales" BGR 6:01 PM
  • "Apple celebrates EU Code Week with free coding sessions" ["The technology sector is one of the fastest-growing industries across Europe, and computing and informatics professionals are in high demand. There are now 1.36 million jobs in Europe attributable to Apple's iOS app economy. Apple has paid out nearly $18 billion to developers across Europe since the App Store launched."] Apple UK 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Confirms Over 1.4 Million Swift Playground Downloads" Apple Must 9:53 AM
  • "Ohio State partners with Apple, new students to get iPads" Associated Press 7:26 AM
  • "White House chief of staff John Kelly may have used compromised phone, possibly iPhone, for months" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: Amazon seriously considering entering the pharmacy market, selling drugs online" GeekWire 3:35 PM
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on December 15th" Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile Are Ironing Out Final Deal Details" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint may seal their merger deal real soon: An announcement could come as early as the end of the month." CNET 9:48 AM
  • "Huge update should fix most problems of the Essential Phone's camera" Mashable 7:44 AM
  • "The Pixel 2 can automatically switch into do not disturb mode when you're driving" The Verge 3:18 PM
  • "Pixel 2 could charge even faster: if you pay more: Google's new phone can reportedly gulp down 27W of pure power." CNET 1:06 PM
  • "Google's 2017 gadget collection" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Google Maps finally sorts error that's been troubling tourists for years" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Watch as Samsung phone explodes in a man's shirt pocket: Samsung says the man wasn't using an approved battery." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Google's New Hardware, XikiHub -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-06" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "The Vergecast talks about everything from Google's fall hardware event" The Verge 9:55 AM
  • "#45: Water Is So Much Better When It's Blue" Relay FM 9:47 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 48" FCPRadio 9:47 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Is it true that iPhones get slower over time?"  Futuremark 2:59 PM
  • "Futuremark analysis debunks rumor that Apple slows older iPhones down on purpose with iOS updates" AppleInsider 3:01 PM
  • "Benchmarks contradict 'Apple slowed down my iPhone' claims" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Doesn't Deliberately Slow Down Older Devices According to Benchmark Analysis" MacRumors 4:00 PM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Says iPhone X Supercycle Won't Really Happen Until 2018" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 Plus selling better than expected as iPhone X delay pushes 'super cycle' into 2018" 9to5Mac 9:55 AM
  • "iPhone X TrueDepth supply issues likely to clear up in early 2018, 'super cycle' still coming" AppleInsider 9:55 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus loses its camera crown: One-lens Pixel 2 snatches it with record score/The Pixel 2 outperforms other flagship phone cameras but still can't match the iPhone 8 Plus' background blur." ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Apple 'aware and looking into' iPhone 8 battery-swelling issue"  SiliconBeat 2:58 PM
  • "Chinese state media report bloated battery in Apple's iPhone 8" Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Trumps Android in OS Upgrades: Edison" Investopedia 9:48 AM
  • "Win Semiconductors reportedly enters iPhone X supply chain" DigiTimes 7:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM

  • "Review: Apple Watch Series 3" iLounge 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 review: The wearable leader runs out to an insurmountable lead" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "Review: the joys of smartphone wireless chargers/Cable freedom means you are less likely to run out of juice but there are downsides" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Video: Apple TV 4K and the SteelSeries Nimbus controller brings tvOS gaming back to life" AppleInsider 12:03 PM
  • "Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "V-Moda REMIX Bluetooth speaker tries to tap into the future [video review] iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Google and Levi's first smart jacket is a wash: The nicest, best-looking piece of wearable tech is still not all that useful" The Verge 8:08 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "I was skeptical about the new App Store, but now it's my favorite part of iOS 11" BGR 3:41 PM
  • "Apple's tricky iOS 11 photo tech gets a helping hand: The HEIC photo format in the latest iPhone software is a whiz at image compression. New tools mean the HEIC haves and have-nots can get along." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Fixmoji lets you designate your favorite emojis in iOS without a jailbreak" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "How to change the default location of saved files on iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button" 9to5Mac 3:02 PM
  • "How to save a yoga, roller derby, snowboarding, or dance workout on Apple Watch" iMore 12:43 PM
  • "How to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 11" Mashable 12:03 PM
  • "A Guide to Apple Watch 3 + Cellular Battery Life" Apple Must 11:50 AM
  • "The iPhone now has a built-in document scanner — here's how to use it" Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "How to roam with your Apple Watch and use LTE data in a foreign country" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "iOS 11: 3 ways to really switch off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth" Computerworld 9:01 AM
  • "How to Set Your iPhone's Camera Back to Saving Photos as JPEG in iOS 11" MacTrast 7:55 AM
  • "How to disable geotagging in the Camera app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:48 AM
  • "Is Apple slowing your iPhone to force you to upgrade? No, says study" Neowin 9:18 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple needs to include a fast charging power adapter with the iPhone" 9to5Mac 5:01 PM
  • "Roku Beats Up on Apple TV 4K and Loves it. Here's How" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "What Will 2018's Lineup of iPhones Be Called?" iDrop News 3:08 PM
  • "Opinion: It's time for Apple to start offering lossless music formats on iTunes" 9to5Mac 12:00 PM
  • "Apple is probing reports of swollen iPhone 8 batteries, but let's not get bent out of shape: There's no reason to freak out." Macworld 11:57 AM
  • "Can you live on just an LTE Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind?" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "8 things you need to know about the new App Store" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Inc.'s 2018 iPhone Lineup Could Look Like: Apple might finally drop the numbers in the branding of next year's iPhones." The Motley Fool 7:27 AM
  • "Opinion: Pixel 2 and 2 XL's numerous design discrepancies feel like a weird step back to the Nexus days" 9to5Google 12:44 PM
  • "This Cheap Smartphone Has a Ridiculous Battery, and It Makes Me Want to Cry" Gizmodo 8:39 AM
  • "Why is Google Making Phones, Anyway?"  Tech.pinions 8:38 AM
  • "Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Pixel 2's squeezable sides come with a catch: The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 make this mistake, too." CNET 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Your iPhone X or iPhone 8 won't charge fast unless you buy this for it - Video" ZDNet 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Music Bot Joins Facebook Messenger" MacStories 3:21 PM
  • "'Dragon Hills 2' Lets You Ride the Dragon Starting October 12th" Touch Arcade 3:35 PM
  • "'Ninja Scroller - The Awakening' Is a Frantic Sidescroller With Slick Graphics, Launching November 30th" Touch Arcade 11:59 AM
  • "Bang! Apple finds a niche" Apple 3.0 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's latest doc is about unsung music legend Bert Berns" Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "Uber's iOS app can virtually 'see' your phone screen, and Apple approved it" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:26 AM
  • "G5 Entertainment Announces the Release of Mystery of the Opera: The Phantom's Secret on iOS" Business Wire 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google: Windows 10 patches put Windows 7 users in danger" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Analysts Think Microsoft Will Exit Surface Hardware Business In 2019" UberGizmo 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Losing the Browser War and It Doesn't Seem to Care" Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Why the Internet is worried that Microsoft's consumer services are doomed" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Behind-the-scenes with NFL sideline technology: Microsoft and Bose power team communication" GeekWire 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft bringing back classic presence controls for Skype Preview" Neowin 8:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Hid A Tiny Halo Easter Egg Inside Every Xbox One X Console" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "Garry Kasparov, who battled IBM's supercomputer, reveals the REAL danger of AI" UK News Yahoo 8:57 AM
  • "IBM Should Cut Down On Outsourcing To India" Forbes 3:18 PM
  • "HP wants to stop peeping eyes with its new Spectre laptop" CNET 8:56 AM
  • "Dion Weisler of HP Inc. on the Three Waves of Innovation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "China approves HP's US$1.1b buy of Samsung's printer business with curbs" The Star: Malaysia 8:55 AM
  • "China approves HP's acquisition of Samsung's printing business with restrictive conditions" Global Times 8:55 AM
  • "Save up to £200 on new Dell and Alienware laptops at Amazon UK" Windows Central 8:52 AM
  • "Dell EMC will be 60 percent indirect channel" Channel Eye 8:52 AM
  • "Dell shows off its upcoming XPS 13 model in stark white" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Leaked Dell XPS 13 2018 is sure to divide opinions" MSPoweruser 8:52 AM
  • "Wildlife biologists use Intel drones to spy on polar bears" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "Intel readies Coffee Lake lineup" DigiTimes 8:50 AM
  • "Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Will Be Hard To Get - Availability Dramatic" Guru3D 8:50 AM
  • "G.Skill Releases New DDR4 Specifications for Intel Coffee Lake Platform" Guru3D 8:50 AM
  • "AMD comes out swinging, says: We're the Buster Douglas of the tech industry!" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Tales in Tech History: Oracle" Silicon UK 8:47 AM
  • "Don't take Oracle's cloud-superiority claims too seriously" InfoWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Oracle Unveils Cloud-Native, Smart Security Management Suite" Data Storage Today 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle eyes Indian artificial intelligence startups" The Hindu 8:46 AM
  • "A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco Makes the Case for FDX Over FTTH" Light Reading 8:41 AM
  • "Telenor Group and Cisco's WG2 Platform to Help MNOs with Service Innovations" The Fast Mode 8:41 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares edge lower premarket on new report of iPhone 8 Plus battery issue" MarketWatch 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end streak of records after jobs report; indexes post weekly gains: Dow, S&P 500 rise for a fourth straight week" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Jobs Shock Leads Stocks Lower, While Energy Sells Off and Crude Slumps: Stocks are lower on Friday, Oct. 6, after the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report shows its first contraction in seven years." TheStreet 12:56 PM
  • "S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Slips but Logs Another Weekly Gain: Major indexes, bond prices edge lower after unexpected drop in monthly jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Hang Seng, Nikkei reach multi-year highs as Asian stocks rise: Hong Kong index is up 29% this year" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks slip with U.S. jobs data in view; Spanish banks resume selloff: Euro falls ahead of nonfarm payrolls report from U.S." MarketWatch 8:44 AM

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