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Tuesday Highlights: Dan Kline at Motley Fool believes Apple can win in streaming if it "focus[es] on having a few shows and movies that people want to watch and then give the service away to users of its latest devices"; Apple tells Fast Company they do not use facial recognition in any Apple Stores following $1 billion lawsuit claiming it does and was used to falsely accuse teen of theft; the world needs both Apple, Samsung argues Daniel Eran Dilger; does your Mac refuse to sleep? macReports has the fix; Samsung recalls review units of the Galaxy Fold; iOS 13 may bring support to iPad for mice and trackpads; Mashable reviews 2019 iPad Air; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone XS and Huawei P30 Pro.

  • "Apple's Grand Vision: Apple's product strategy has been receiving more attention lately as voice-first and AI-first become buzzwords in Silicon Valley. Questions regarding whether Apple even has a coherent product vision are on the rise. While Apple is no stranger to receiving skepticism and cynicism, the degree to which people are discounting Apple's product strategy is noteworthy. There is mounting evidence that Apple's industrial designers are following a product vision based on using design to make technology more personal. It is becoming clear that such a vision extends well beyond just selling personal gadgets."  Above Avalon 3:43 PM
  • "Apple and GE partner to bring Predix industrial apps to iPhone and iPad: Apple and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE's industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps."  Apple 7:32 AM
  • "Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad" Business Wire 8:36 AM
  • "Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants, machinery" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "GE Joins With Apple to Make Industrial Apps for Mobile Devices" Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "New partnership between Apple and GE another sign the industrial internet is getting real" GeekWire 1:01 PM
  • "Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0" Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "Apple and GE announce deep partnership" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple, GE partner to bring Predix apps to iOS: The aim is to bring analytics from GE's Predix industrial IoT platform to Apple's iPads and iPhones." ZDNet 10:52 AM
  • "Apple and GE partner to make industrial analytics iOS-accessible: GE thinks the software will result in $12 billion in revenue by 2020." Ars Technica 6:29 PM
  • "Apple Says 'Hey Siri' Detection Briefly Becomes Extra Sensitive If Your First Try Doesn't Work" MacRumors 11:44 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch Series 3 Is a 'Game Changer'"  Fortune 1:02 PM
  • "Apple seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 3 to developers" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Annoying iMessage Bug Still Affects macOS High Sierra Users" iDrop News 4:00 PM
  • "Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "Some iMessage users report significant delivery delays because of macOS bug" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Delayed messages bug in High Sierra may relate to planned iCloud message syncing" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "TextExpander dates and times" Dr. Drang 3:43 PM
  • "Safari bookmark sync out of whack? Here's the solution" Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "eXtensions: The Wednesday File (27) -Fractured Integration in iOS 11 and More" eXtensions 7:31 AM
  • "How to get YouTube videos to play in Safari on Mac" iMore 7:52 AM
  • "How to convert HEIF images to JPEGs with iMazing's free one-step desktop conversion app" iDownload Blog 10:52 AM
  • "How to import photos from your digital camera to a specific folder on Mac" iMore 9:08 AM
  • "How to browse without being tracked with macOS High Sierra's Safari" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
  • "Adjusting Text Kern, Ligatures and Baseline" MacMost 9:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Fantastical Maker Flexibits Launches 'Cardhop' Interactive Contact Management App for Macs" MacRumors 9:08 AM
  • "Cardhop is a fast and simple new contacts app" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "Google Chrome 62 Rolling Out to Mac, Windows, Linux Platforms" MacTrast 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe Unveils the Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2017" Adobe 8:12 AM
  • "Adobe Introduces New Lightroom CC Cloud Photography Service" Adobe 8:12 AM
  • "Adobe Unveils the Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2017: All-New Adobe XD, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Lightroom CC Photo Service and Dozens of New Feature Updates Announced Today" Adobe 8:12 AM
  • "Graebert Announces ARES Commander 2018—Native DWG CAD On Every Platform" Architosh 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone X might be expensive, but it's still going to boost the entire industry"  BGR 8:00 AM
  • "Apple responds to iPhone X Face ID privacy concerns but dodges law enforcement request query" BetaNews 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's Project Titan self-driving test car has a lot going on up top"  TechCrunch 9:31 AM
  • "Apple's self-driving tech appears to be one fully-contained unit: Voyage cofounder MacCallister Higgins called it 'The Thing.'" Engadget 11:15 AM
  • "e-book buyers receiving supplemental credits regarding e-book lawsuit involving Apple, others" Apple World Today 1:01 PM
  • "Apple censored pro-life group by dropping app, activists say"  FOXNews 10:09 AM
  • "Apple under fire for banning pro-life app" Cult of Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Apple responds to Sen. Al Franken's Face ID concerns in letter" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Apple to US Senator: There's no need to fear Face ID" The Next Web 8:47 PM
  • "Qualcomm's CEO on the company's legal battle with Apple"  Fast Company 7:57 AM
  • "Why searches for 'iPhone problems' spike near new releases"  Axios 8:19 AM
  • "NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist" AppleInsider 8:47 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix keeps its ratings top-secret, but Nielsen claims it has all the answers" BGR 8:11 PM
  • "Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan: Michigan bill says no 'federal, state, or local funds' can pay for broadband." Ars Technica 11:49 AM
  • "YouTube's AI tech flags 83% of extremist videos taken down" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Smartwatches 'for children' can eavesdrop and keep tabs on your kids" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "It Takes Just $1000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "Society and iPhone Addiction, Apple and GE, iPhone X Paradigms -ACM 433" The Mac Observer 6:25 PM
  • "A MacJury Review of The Apple Watch Series 3" MacVoices 6:24 PM
  • "#211: Don't Want People to See All My Trees/Machine learning for sensitive photos, our dalliances with other desktop platforms, whether anyone still needs real cameras, and the walled garden of voice assistants." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:01 PM
  • "Cheap (Legal?) Movie Downloads and The (Self-Inflicted?) Effects of Apple's RDF – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-18" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 27 – Music Services and Apps" MacStories 11:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:14 AM

  • "Portrait Mode: How the Google Pixel 2's camera compares to the iPhone" 9to5Google 8:48 PM
  • "Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which takes better photos?" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Flagship smartphones: Specs, benchmarks and prices for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and more" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Review: Logitech CRAFT Keyboard is Great but Also Marred" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 3:43 PM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins PX review: wireless noise canceling nirvana" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Review: August Doorbell Cam Pro" iLounge 10:52 AM
  • "Bento Stack aims to make it easier to organize & travel w/ your Apple accessories" 9to5Mac 8:10 PM
  • "Sonos One review: Adding Alexa is just the start" iMore 10:09 AM
  • "Sonos One Review: Amazon's Alexa Is Here, But It Still Has Some Growing Up to Do" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "Sonos One review: Alexa gets the sound quality she deserves" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven" TechHive 7:34 AM
  • "Review: Sonos One pairs hi-fi audio with Amazon's Alexa for voice-controlled music" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "How to teach Siri to pronounce a name correctly" Cult of Mac 3:42 PM
  • "How to Download iPhone Apps to iPad" OS X Daily 3:38 PM
  • "Using New Space-Saving Photo Files: Q. I have a new iPhone 8 with iOS 11. I thought the new system was supposed to save photos in that new H.E.I.F. format to save space, but when I send pictures as mail attachments, they show up as JPG files. What gives?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "How to repair facial blemishes in your photos with Pixelmator for iOS" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4" AppleInsider 1:01 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to See Your Purchased Apps List in The App Store" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "iOS Tip: The handy shortcut menu hidden on your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 9:59 AM
  • "How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11" AppleInsider 9:51 AM
  • "Follow These Simple Steps for iPhone X Pre-Ordering" AppAdvice 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A 'Game Changer' For Apple" UberGizmo 9:20 PM
  • "Apple and GE Partner on Industrial Internet-of-Things, GE to Move to iPhones and iPads" The Mac Observer 10:30 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 Has A Secret Weapon To Threaten Apple's New iPhones" Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "As rumors of custom Apple MacBook CPUs persist, Microsoft teases ARM Windows laptops with multi-day battery life" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
  • "Why Apple should make Mac chips: Windows 10 ARM laptops will have multi-day battery life" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Pay is Proliferating – and the Banks are Scared" Apple Must 9:27 AM
  • "One simple photo shows why Apple's iPhone X is so exciting" BGR 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won't)" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Converting JPEG to HEIF and why it's a bad idea" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid: The flaws make the smartwatches easy to hack, and can allow a stranger to spy on the child, according to a Norwegian watchdog group." PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn't so weird" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Up close with Google's updated Daydream View" CNET 8:57 AM
  • "One phone, two screens? Radical design opens door for change" CNET 8:01 AM
  • "The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is a Terrible Idea" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "'WTF?' author Tim O'Reilly says tech and business elites are setting the world up for 'war and revolution': O'Reilly's new book says we have to choose what the future will be." Recode 7:53 AM
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Twitter" Tech.pinions 7:52 AM
  • "There's now a song about the sticky MacBook keyboard to get stuck in your head [Video] 9to5Mac 6:28 PM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook officially rolling out new 'Explore Feed' to all mobile & desktop users" 9to5Mac 9:20 PM
  • "Apple Maps tallies up more airport interiors" CNET 3:38 PM
  • "This clever hack turns the iPad's camera into a button" The Verge 3:38 PM
  • "[Crashy Cars - Don't Crash!] Coins, Cars, Crashes ... The New Chaotic One-touch Arcade Game Has Everything You Need!" Headup Games 12:54 PM
  • "Gmail plugin Boomerang arrives on iOS with a voice assistant" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "AirBeamTV app now lets you mirror your iPhone to an LG TV" 9to5Mac 9:08 AM
  • "DarioHealth Gains CE Mark for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Smart Glucose Meter" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "Function 101® Introduces Bento Stack - A Beautifully Designed Storage Case Designed Specifically to" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Available Now at MetTel" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Pay Coming to Cornercard's Customers in the UK this October" PRNewswire 8:37 AM
  • "Gmail on iOS trials third-party email accounts" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Pay support in Spain extended to CaixaBank and ImaginBank" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "The 12 best iPhone and iPad puzzle games" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "AirBeamTV launches iPhone/iPad Screen Mirroring to LG TVs" prMac 7:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM gets a boost from low taxes and cloud computing" CNNMoney 10:30 AM
  • "Big Blue back on the attack, analysts cautious" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "IBM's stock rockets toward biggest post-earnings gain in nearly 9 years" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "IBM's stock is popping after blowing through Wall Street revenue estimates" Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "IBM's Solid Q3 Results Leave Some Unconvinced: What Wall Street's Saying/Big Blue beat expectations across the board, but analysts say gross margins and annual revenue declines remain issues." TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "Docker, IBM expand partnership: As IBM looks for ways to grow its cloud business, it's working with Docker to provide more assistance for cloud migrations." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "IBM has a new blockchain platform for banks" CNBC Videos 9:52 AM
  • "Mohawk Tribe sues Microsoft, Amazon for patent infringement" CNBC 10:40 AM
  • "Native American tribe holding patents sues Amazon and Microsoft" Reuters 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a 'game-changer' for laptops" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to make the dream of multi-day laptop battery life a reality" BGR 10:52 AM
  • "Report: Windows 10 on ARM Promises Multi-Day Battery Life" PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Proclaims Machine Learning Nervana" Seeking Alpha 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Shipping Nervana Neural Network Processor First Silicon Before Year End" AnandTech 7:51 AM
  • "Intel unveils AI-enabled NNP chips to take on Nvidia GPUs" IANS 9:34 AM
  • "Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI" PhysOrg 9:35 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Stock Is the Cheapest Way to Play the AI Revolution" InvestorPlace 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung leapfrogs Intel again with 8-nanometer chips" Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's 'world's most powerful detachable PC'" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "HP Announces ZBook x2: HP's First Detachable Workstation" AnandTech 7:51 AM
  • "HP Unveils Its Answer to Surface Book 2" Thurrott 6:38 PM
  • "HP Enterprise boosts dividend, buybacks in 2018 outlook" Seeking Alpha 6:25 PM
  • "How HP Inc. Crashed 3D Systems And Stratasys" Seeking Alpha 7:40 PM
  • "Oracle Pitches Security of the Cloud to Software Clients: Oracle CEO Mark Hurd expects more companies to shift software operations to the cloud, where security and encryption make it hard to hack" [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Oracle swats 252 bugs in patch update" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Oracle Hospitality apps rolled out the Big Red carpet to crims" The Register 8:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Get Ready for Disappointment? Apple will be reporting earnings in two weeks. One team of analysts is already warning of lower than expected guidance." Barron's 11:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends at 23,000 for the first time, as all stock benchmarks log fresh records: IBM powers the Dow's historic close above 23,000" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "IBM Helps Lift Dow Past 23,000 as Stocks Advance Higher: All three benchmark indexes snag intraday records on Wednesday." TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Dow closes above 23,000 as IBM surges" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Closes Above 23000 for First Time: Third-quarter earnings season has gotten off to a strong start; IBM shares surge" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Chinese stocks log mixed finish as China's party congress gets underway: Nikkei up for 12th straight session; Rio Tinto sued" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "DAX heads for new record, as euro slide helps exporters: Disappointing financial updates hit Zalando, others" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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