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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren reads the tea leaves from WWDC sees "shape of a few of Apple's plans to come"; Cult of Mac explores Apple's ability to trick "our brains into accepting high prices"; $1 trillion back in Apple's sights with trade deal according to analyst; Tim Cook met with President Trump this week discussing trade, immigration; Adobe shows prototype AI tool that can spot Photoshopped faces; CryptoKit presages iPhone as crypto wallet?; Counterpoint's examination of global true wireless hearables market finds Apple's growth level from last quarter; Apple Maps look-around smoother than Google's according to comparison; will USB-C finally come to iPhones this year?; Rene Ritchie has a go with iPad Pro running iPadOS; Dennis Sellers gets early look at Mutrics sunglasses/speaker combo; Dieter Bohns finally turns on iMessage.

  • "Apple and IBM among US tech giants to blame Chinese regulations for breaching intellectual property rights: Hearing in Washington told that rules requiring them to transfer technology to Chinese businesses place 'unreasonable and discriminatory' burden on US firms"  South China Morning Post 7:23 AM
  • "High Court rules Apple data centre in Athenry can proceed"  Irish Examiner 8:07 AM
  • "West reawakens as Apple gets green light to build Athenry data centre" SiliconRepublic 8:08 AM
  • "Court rejects appeal against €850m Apple project in Athenry: The Commercial Court has rejected an application to quash planning permission for Apple's new multi-million Euro data centre in Athenry." News Talk, Ireland 8:08 AM
  • "Irish court gives $1 billion Apple data center green light" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's €850 million Irish data centre has finally been approved by Ireland's top court" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "BBEdit 12: Here's to a million more"  Six Colors 6:16 PM
  • "AMD versus NVIDIA GPUs running OpenCL under High Sierra" Bare Feats 2:33 PM
  • "How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra" OS X Daily 2:46 PM
  • "How to view 'Live Photos' in macOS High Sierra's Photos app" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's VR production patent by Tim Dashwood" Alex4D 9:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit 12 is here!" ["In all, BBEdit 12 contains over one hundred additions, changes, and refinements. The detailed change notes contain complete information on what is new and changed in this version."] Bare Bones Software 1:26 PM
  • "Photoshop Alternatives for macOS in 2017" Apple Gazette 8:51 AM
  • "SkyCiv Is New Structural Engineering SaaS Software in the Cloud" Architosh 8:31 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What's Inside Every iPhone, From Retina Displays to Cameras" Bloomberg 8:11 AM
  • "Teens Love Apple, Amazon More Than Ever, Lose Interest in Nike" Investopedia 7:45 AM
  • "OnePlus is dominating Apple in key emerging markets"  Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Music legends Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine break ground for new USC academy" ABC News LA 11:00 AM
  • "Scammers take advantage of Apple name: Tricksters pretend to be from Apple, going so far as to lift web pages from the Cupertino company"  V3 8:03 AM
  • "Nobody will give you a free iPhone X for liking a Facebook page, so stop falling for these scams" BGR 1:21 PM
  • "Tim Cook Travels to Sweden to Visit Local Apple Office and Discuss Augmented Reality" MacRumors 9:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook continues European tour, stops by Apple office and sustainable packaging partner" AppleInsider 11:06 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's still too early for quality AR headsets/The technology just isn't available to create a flawless augmented reality headset, says Apple's chief." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook still remembers Michael Dell's quip that he'd shut Apple down" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook opened a new Oxford startup hub to help it take on rival Cambridge" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Don't trust investors asking how you'll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Apple pledges $1 million to help fire-ravaged wine country" Cult of Mac 12:41 PM
  • "People are petitioning for Apple to take down games glorifying Duterte's war on drugs" Mashable 8:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon has suspended video boss Roy Price: The move comes after complaints from actress Rose McGowan, and new details about an incident in 2015." Recode 9:33 PM
  • "Equifax Website Hacked Again, Distributes Fake Adobe Flash Plugin Spreading Malware" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Thirteen years in, Facebook says it will appoint its first black board member" Mashable 3:42 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will finally be able to tell people apart" Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "Google ditches Home Mini's top-touch panel feature after spying blunder: Google's Home Mini has permanently lost the ability to receive top-tap commands over privacy concerns." ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Is Razer about to launch a modern PlayStation Phone to take on the iPhone?" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "Razer's first ever smartphone could be coming next month" Mashable 7:53 AM
  • "Google Wants to Give Your Computer a Personality" Time 7:41 AM
  • "157: Have You Considered Leeching?" The Rebound 11:12 AM
  • "Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as rumors of a foldable OLED iPhone heat up"  AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Working With LG To Develop Foldable Display For 2019 iPhone [Report] Redmond Pie 7:40 AM
  • "LG Reportedly Developing Folding OLED Display Panels For Apple's 2020 iPhone" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "iPhone X makers still struggling to refine facial recognition: As shipment date looms, TSMC, Foxconn say Sept. sales drop on manufacturing delay"  Nikkei 10:56 AM
  • "New iPhone X Leaks Still Support Apple's Design-Led Dream" Forbes 7:41 AM
  • "Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID" DigiTimes 7:54 AM
  • "What App Developers Need To Know About watchOS 4" Forbes 7:41 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for 'intelligent blood pressure monitoring" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
  • "Apple exploring 360-degree full VR helmet concept" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM

  • "Hands-on: Qi wireless charging options for iPhone 8 and iPhone X [Video] 9to5Mac 5:51 PM
  • "Augmented reality? Pogue checks out 7 of the first iPhone AR apps" Yahoo! Finance 3:42 PM
  • "Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera than a real camera"  Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "Tested: Fast Charge Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X for Half the Cost" Tom's Guide 7:31 AM
  • "Here's exactly how much faster the iPhone 8 charges versus the iPhone 7" Mashable 8:03 AM
  • "First look: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with cellular, GPS" AppleInsider 2:47 PM
  • "Razer Basilisk Review: The eye of Razer's Basilisk stares at first-person shooter fans with deadly precision" Digital Trends 7:49 AM
  • "Review: Logitech's $99 MX Sound 2.0 Speakers Offer Great Audio for the Money" MacRumors 12:42 PM
  • "Jaybird Run review: The perfect truly wireless earbuds for workouts" Engadget 2:47 PM
  • "Review: Noble Sage In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 11:12 AM
  • "Review: Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge RockStar" iLounge 3:55 PM
  • "Meem review: Back up iOS devices while they charge with this unique cable" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Bose Soundlink Micro review: This very tiny Bluetooth speaker delivers great big sound" TechHive 7:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside Apple's ARKit and Visual Inertial Odometry, new in iOS 11" AppleInsider 2:46 PM
  • "Apple Maps vs Google Maps: We compare Apple Maps and Google Maps to see if Google still has the advantage - and if earlier issues with Apple's service have been fixed" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "More Great Shelf Apps to Boost iPad Productivity" MacStories 1:56 PM
  • "Google's most underrated app finally comes to iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "'DropMix' Review - Music and Cards Make for An Awesome Board Game" Touch Arcade 1:20 PM
  • "How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access" OS X Daily 1:49 PM
  • "iOS: How to Add Shared Google Calendars on Your iPhone" The Mac Observer 1:28 PM
  • "Have a Group Chat on an iPad: Q. How do you make a three-way video call on an iPad? Does FaceTime allow this?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:00 AM
  • "iOS 11 Indoor Maps" MacMost 10:54 AM
  • "How to use Water Lock on Apple Watch in watchOS 4" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "iPhone battery draining quickly on iOS 11? Try this." Quartz 8:45 AM
  • "iPhone X won't reveal your lock screen notifications to anyone else" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "How to use AirPlay with Apple Watch in watchOS 4" iMore 7:41 AM
  • "How to change the cover of a book in iBooks" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
  • "How to better manage your iCloud file storage" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Comparison: iPhone warranties from Apple, carriers, third-parties, and free credit card coverage" 9to5Mac 7:26 PM
  • "Common iPhone 8 Problems and How to Fix Them" Digital Trends 3:00 PM
  • "There's a New Way to Force Restart on the iPhone 8—Here's How to Do It" Lifehacker 2:11 PM
  • "Mimic the iOS 11 experience on your jailbroken device with these tweaks" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
  • "Apple predicted to ditch Touch ID for Face ID with 2018 iPhone lineup" AppleInsider 8:49 PM
  • "KGI: All 2018 iPhones to adopt Face ID as Apple abandons Touch ID" 9to5Mac 8:49 PM
  • "This is how a foldable iPhone X would work" BGR 8:48 PM
  • "Garmin update could point the way for better strength training with the Apple Watch"  AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "11 reasons you should buy an iPhone 6s instead of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X" Business Insider 3:42 PM
  • "Samsung's biggest obstacle to beating Apple: The teens" BGR 2:47 PM
  • "New photo of iPhone X in the wild draws attention to an interesting issue"  BGR 11:12 AM
  • "A true all-day assistant: The compelling argument for a camera in the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Confusion About Apple's Relationship with Suppliers and Such" The Tech Night Owl 8:41 AM
  • "15 fresh insights into how Apple runs its business: Apple's most senior executives have recently shared a few fresh details about how they run their business, here are just 15 recent observations."  Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "Scott Galloway: Apple is a dick" Apple 3.0 7:42 AM
  • "7 ways the Pixel 2 camera could beat the iPhone's: Google says the Pixel 2 has the highest-rated camera of any smartphone. Here's how it plans to beat the competition." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Privacy is a feature: Apple sells more of it"  Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "E-reader innovation has stalled" TechCrunch 6:00 PM
  • "Project Santa Cruz: Hands-on with Facebook's next-generation wireless VR headset" VentureBeat 3:20 PM
  • "Accessory makers shouldn't get a pass on USB-C" The Next Web 2:46 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg got everything wrong about Facebook's role as a media company"  Business Insider 12:43 PM
  • "Google and the Disintermediation of Search" Tech.pinions 11:12 AM
  • "Would tech be different if women made up half the workforce?" The Guardian 7:42 AM
  • "You Aren't Ready for the Weirdness of Working With Robots" Wired 7:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Delta phone app automatically checks you in for your flight: One of air travel's biggest hassles is going away for American passengers." Engadget 7:49 PM
  • "'We Bare Bears: Burrito Bash' Is Another Fun Cartoon Network Game" Touch Arcade 3:41 PM
  • "Motion Stills Adds In-App Motion Still and Live Photo Capture, GIF Export, and More" MacStories 11:13 AM
  • "MacTech Conference Keynote and TidBITS Content Strategy Workshop" TidBITS 11:13 AM
  • "IKEA does second backtrack on Apple HomeKit support for Tradfri lighting" AppleInsider 11:06 AM
  • "FiLMiC Pro can now shoot in iOS 11"s new HEVC format" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "CARROT Weather Adds New CARROT Voices, Weather Underground Improvements, and More" MacStories 8:33 AM
  • "Yale Announces Availability of Apple HomeKit™-Enabled Smart Locks" Business Wire 8:17 AM
  • "Yoink for iPad and iPhone now available – Improve and Simplify Drag and Drop" Eternal Storms Software 8:12 AM
  • "Movies Anywhere merges flicks from iTunes, Play, Amazon, and Vudu into a single library [Update] The Next Web 7:49 AM
  • "An exciting new feature will make switching between Android and iPhone even easier" BGR 7:46 AM
  • "Google starts to integrate video calling to its built-in Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps" Canadian Reviewer 7:45 AM
  • "Totm+Travl smart Apple Watch dock hits Kickstarter with power bank, HomeKit support, and more" 9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "GN28K Aluminum UBS-C Hub adds expandability options for new MacBook Pros" Apple World Today 7:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Mobile build 15254.1 available to Insiders as release candidate" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 update pushes new app minus details" Neowin 1:07 PM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon unveil 'Gluon', a new deep learning library" Neowin 4:22 PM
  • "AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's mystery update arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users" ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "Xbox One's customizable dashboard arrives to more testers: You can pin favorite people, games apps and more to the home section." Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows might get easier to navigate with new Cortana Follow Me: Follow the bouncing blue orb" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft is releasing new Aqua-colored Surface accessories" Neowin 11:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Preview Comes to Android" Thurrott 4:29 PM
  • "Intel's 17-qubit superconducting chip enables the 'next stage' of quantum computing: Test chip starts shipping to Dutch researchers" The Inquirer 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Touts 17-Qubit Quantum Computing Chip" Silicon UK 8:20 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake review: Xiaomi's laptop gets even better with 7th-gen Intel, Nvidia MX150 and fingerprint scanner. Here's our Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake review." Tech Advisor UK 8:20 AM
  • "Bank of NZ pioneers Intel's AI-based money laundering detector: The Bank of New Zealand has become one of the first users of Intel's Saffron platform" Computerworld New Zealand 7:18 AM
  • "AMD news: New Navi GPU architecture to be launched August 2018" Christian Today 8:19 AM
  • "Intel laptops are too expensive. Will AMD Ryzen machines be cheaper? Cliff wants a an alternative to premium-priced Intel laptops. Will AMD's new Ryzen chip bring down the cost — and if so, when?" The Guardian 8:19 AM
  • "SonicWall CEO: Dell is now our biggest channel/Dell offloaded SonicWall last year, but announced an OEM agreement in August" CRN UK 8:16 AM
  • "Dell Technologies dives headfirst into IoT: Initiative will enable partners to sell a broad set of solutions and leverage industry expertise, execs tell Channelnomics" Channelnomics 8:12 AM
  • "HP Lone PC Maker to Defy Worldwide PC Sales Slowdown in Third Quarter" eWeek 3:58 PM
  • "HP expands education partner programme to tackle STEM skills gap: HP say its education campaign offers resellers £20,000 each to add extra value to school and college customers" CRN UK 8:16 AM
  • "IBM, Google launch open source container security tool for developers: IBM is partnering with Google on a new project called Grafeas, which offers a central hub of metadata that can be used to manage and secure the software supply chain." TechRepublic 8:17 AM
  • "Google, IBM launch open API for auditing and governing software pipelines" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives" ExtremeTech 2:05 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "No New Records for Stock Market as Banks, Energy Drag Wall Street Into the Red: Wall Street retreated from records on Thursday, Oct. 12, as big banks started the earnings season on a bum note and a selloff in crude dragged the energy sector lower." TheStreet 5:26 PM
  • "IMF head Lagarde warns of rising risks to global economy" USA Today 5:26 PM
  • "US producer prices rose 0.4% in September, in part because of hurricanes" USA Today 12:22 PM
  • "JPMorgan leads banks in total US deposits: Jamie Dimon on 3Q earnings" FOXBusiness 12:23 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,591.51 down -12.04 points" Nasdaq 5:26 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline as Banks Kick Off Earnings: Europe stalls, South Korea hits record" [Paid Membership Required] 5:27 PM
  • "China auto sales rise 5.7% on year in September" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Brexit negotiator says U.K. and EU have reached a stalemate in talks" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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