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Friday Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple: iPhone 8 Demand Should Not Be A Concern"  Seeking Alpha 7:10 PM
  • "Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries: Inc's shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the November launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone X."  Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Shares Slide in Premarket Trading on Report of iPhone8 Order Cuts: Apple shares are getting hit after a report that Asia suppliers are seeing iPhone8 order cuts" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "The largest cellular carrier in Canada has some bad news for Apple" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X: Up, Up and Away? Although Apple is down today, Drexel Hamilton thinks investors should buy the dip, given the upcoming iPhone X release."  Barron's 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Watch Hits Cellular Snag in China: Customers are no longer able to sign up for a connection service" [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Abruptly Loses Cellular Connectivity in China: Cellular connectivity was only briefly available with one telecom company in China earlier. Now, it's not available anywhere." TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's New Watch Faces Trying Times: The big upgrade in the Apple Watch 3 is LTE connectivity. But China is pushing back on the cell connection, essentially making the upgrade obsolete there." Barron's 5:10 PM
  • "Apple's enterprise strategy begins to take shape" TechCrunch 3:53 PM
  • "Further legal challenge to Apple data centre in Athenry" Galway Advertiser 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's €850 million Irish data centre might not be home and dry after all" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 42 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements" MacTrast 8:33 AM
  • "NVIDIA Pascal GPU in eGPU now runs under High Sierra" Bare Feats 11:27 AM
  • "How to Restore Missing Downloads Folder to Dock on Mac" OS X Daily 3:56 PM
  • "How to clear your MacBook Pro Touch Bar data" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Learning Final Cut Pro X With Public Access TV in Bellingham" 8:29 AM
  • "eXtensions -System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Energy Saver" eXtensions 8:44 AM
  • "How to enable Material Design for Google Calendar on the web" iDownload Blog 11:52 AM
  • "macOS: Archiving Messages from Apple Mail (Redux!)" The Mac Observer 7:50 AM
  • "How to pin a note to the top of your list in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Photos Needs Selective Sync" Kirkville 8:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "ProVUE Development Releases Panorama X RAM based database for Macintosh" prMac 10:27 AM
  • "ChronoSync Now Included with all Pegasus3 Desktop RAID Solutions" Econ Technologies 8:44 AM
  • "ToolTalk: An Introduction to AutoQ3D for Mac—Fast and Easy CAD" Architosh 7:53 AM
  • "Able2Extract PDF Converter lets you easily transfer lPDF data into formatted Excel, Word docs" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization, makes it more efficient" DEVONtechnologies 7:51 AM
  • "Cisdem Released Mac Data Recovery 4.2.0 with High Sierra Compatibility" Cisdem 7:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Michigan Avenue opens tomorrow on Chicago's riverfront" Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Michigan Avenue Opens Tomorrow on Chicago's Riverfront" Business Wire 10:40 AM
  • "Q&A: Apple's retail chief on Chicago store: 'We are the live version of Apple Music'" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Inside Apple's new Michigan Avenue flagship store" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Five things to look for at Chicago's new flagship Apple store" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Jony Ive Says Apple's New Flagship Chicago Store is About 'Reviving Important Urban Connections'" MacRumors 11:52 AM
  • "Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Facebook and Apple can't agree on terms, so Facebook's subscription tool will only launch on Android phones/The problem: Apple's 30 percent tax." Recode 12:01 PM
  • "Apple under pressure to activate iPhone feature it denies" Cult of Mac 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Store Remains Most Popular Destination to Purchase a Mac in the United States" MacRumors 10:27 AM
  • "Can you guess what percentage of Macs, iPads & iPhones are bought direct from Apple?" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple, Inc.'s Project Titan Continues to Evolve" The Motley Fool 8:29 AM
  • "Never-before-seen photos show iPhone X and empty Steve Jobs Theater before September event" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Watch this guy sing a funny song about the MacBook Pro's 'sticky keys' issue" Digital Trends 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters" Reuters 8:31 PM
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile Deal Announcement Is Likely to Be Delayed" Bloomberg 8:28 PM
  • "SoftBank plans to invest roughly $880 billion in tech through its already-massive Vision Fund" Business Insider 8:44 PM
  • "SoftBank says it could invest as much as $880 billion in tech" Recode 7:45 PM
  • "Google's AVA dataset raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos" TechCrunch 7:12 PM
  • "Congress seeks transparent online political spending with Honest Ads Act" Engadget 1:00 PM
  • "Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris" Wired 12:02 PM
  • "EU: No encryption backdoors but, eh, let's help each other crack that crypto, oui? Ja?" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "The Mac Mini is 3 years old...since it was last updated (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 106)" CNET 7:10 PM
  • "KRACK Update and China's Apple Watch LTE Ban -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-19" The Mac Observer 12:38 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 143 | Evolving Mac setups, MacBook vs iPad, and Touch Bar oddities" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "158: Are You Saying My Paper Bag is No Good?" The Rebound 10:33 AM
  • "Business Books podcast: the iPhone's secret history" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mac Mini Will Be 'Important Part' of Future Product Lineup"  MacRumors 12:43 PM
  • "The Mac mini isn't dead yet, says Tim Cook" Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Mac users: Are you ready for the super-fast iMac Pro? Latest Geekbench figures suggest these machines will be very, very fast." Computerworld 8:55 AM
  • "Is Apple Cutting Production of iPhone 8?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:25 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices" AppleInsider 2:16 PM
  • "Saïgon jailbreak released for some iOS 10.2.1 64-bit devices, iOS 10.3.1 a possibility" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple files for patent for a method of image processing for an AR app" Apple World Today 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Patent reveals the use of Millimeter Wave Antennas in Future iPhones for 5G Networks & Wireless Charging" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "How to Fix iOS App Names Stuck on" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "The Apple Watch 3 is awesome: Ten days in with the new Apple Watch 3 and I'm amazed by how quickly it integrated into daily life." ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Google's Pixel Buds will change communication forever" Mashable 4:04 PM
  • "5 reasons to buy a Pixel 2 over iPhone 8 (and five reasons not to)" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 6 review: Slow-mo, stabilization and subtle refinements" Engadget 10:32 AM
  • "Review: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect" iLounge 10:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Ulysses 12: Writing on iOS Has Never Been Better" MacStories 10:33 AM
  • "Channels DVR review: Ad-skipping helps justify the price for Apple TV owners/This over-the-air DVR has high barriers to entry, but one killer feature." TechHive 8:17 AM
  • "'Kick Ass Commandos' Review- A Gloriously Gory Homage to Arcade Shooters of the Past" Touch Arcade 6:41 PM
  • "How to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with watchOS 4" AppleInsider 7:46 PM
  • "How to manage privacy and security settings in Safari on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:16 PM
  • "How to share and collaborate in GarageBand using iCloud" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Arranging Apps on Your iPad or iPhone" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "How to mute, block, and report spam on iMessage for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:05 AM
  • "How to set up your iPhone for disaster alerts" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone" AppleInsider 10:27 AM
  • "5 Devices Apple Needs to Refresh in 2018" [Slideshow] iDrop News 7:30 PM
  • "Apple Cook roasted for swallowing Chinese censorship demands: Cruz missile targets iPhone head honcho for pulling apps at Middle KIngdom's behest" The Register 6:40 PM
  • "CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Presents New Competition for Apple" The Mac Observer 5:11 PM
  • "Don't settle for the typical iPhone X — these luxurious iPhone X models cost up to $4,500" Business Insider 2:15 PM
  • "How reliable has your new MacBook or MacBook Pro keyboard been?" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "Here's Why This iPhone X Conspiracy Theory Is Bogus" The Motley Fool 8:24 AM
  • "Why the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Will Be Important for Apple Next Year" The Motley Fool 8:24 AM
  • "Pushing our panic buttons: Apple's dramatically short stock fall" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Google Daydream View (2017) review: Google's new Daydream View fine-tunes a winning formula, retains mobile-VR throne" Digital Trends 7:46 PM
  • "An Interesting Battle is Shaping Up on 5G" Tech.pinions 7:02 PM
  • "That Pixel 2 XL screen: Just how bad is it? There have been a lot of complaints about the display on Google's Pixel 2 XL. Is it annoying? Sure. A showstopper? Certainly not, and here's why." ZDNet 3:54 PM
  • "Smartwatches for Kids Are a Total Privacy Nightmare" Gizmodo 3:54 PM
  • "The canaries in a coal mine" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Pixel vs. Pixel 2: the five biggest changes" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL Teardown: Here's How That 'Active Edge' Feature Works" iFixit 8:29 AM
  • "They don't make 'em like they used to!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Basilisk II, an ancient 68K Macintosh emulator, is now available on the PS Vita as a homebrew application" ModMy 6:42 PM
  • "Facebook Testing News Subscriptions, But Not on iOS" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI" AppleInsider 8:35 PM
  • "Cortana for iOS gains refined look, enhanced reminders, faster navigation & other perks" iDownload Blog 3:56 PM
  • "Sonnet Launches Thunderbolt™ 3 to Dual HDMI™ 2.0 Adapter for Mac® and Windows® Computers" Wall Street Communications 12:04 PM
  • "Google Chrome picks up iOS 11 drag and drop support on iPad & two new Today widgets" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Game of Thrones: Conquest launches on Android and iOS" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Tech is Shaping our Future World and the Companies Behind it" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "Huntkey Introduces Its New Product - The USB-C Adapter Which is Well Suited When Charging Notebook" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "Easy Baby Monitor App for Monitoring your Sleeping Baby" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Plans! App - Simple Way to Design, Preview and Schedule Instagram Posts" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 debuts with new-gen Intel chips: Here's how it stacks up against predecessor/Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 comes with a truckload of improvements in terms of internal hardware and additional capabilities such as support for 3D gaming, mixed reality and more." International Business Times 8:00 AM
  • "The Surface Book 2's secret weapon is ceramic, says Panos Panay: The Surface creator explains what he learned from the Surface Book's launch." Engadget 11:03 AM
  • "Surface Laptop gets its first big batch of firmware updates" Neowin 11:19 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Amazon most authentic brands in India, says report: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Maruti Suzuki, Apple, Sony, YouTube, BMW, Mercedes Benz and British Airways are the top 10 brands in India, says communications firm Cohn & Wolfe." Hindustan Times 8:26 AM
  • "Google defeats Microsoft, Amazon in most authentic brand race" The Asian Age 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft hits back at Google over approach to security patches" The Verge 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft brings LinkedIn, Translator apps to Huawei's Mate 10 Android phones" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update reportedly causes major issue on Razer Laptops" Neowin 10:36 AM
  • "Intel unveils SDK for third party Alexa devices: The chip giant said the Speech Enabling Developer Kit provides a complete audio front-end solution for far-field voice control." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Intel Documents Point to AVX-512 Support for Cannon Lake Consumer CPUs" AnandTech 8:00 AM
  • "Intel Develops A Formula For Driverless Cars Safety" VR World 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's new health IoT platform takes remote care beyond consumer devices" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Dell reinvents itself for the IoT era by making the right connections: Michael Dell on the ethical challenges now facing tech firms as everything becomes connected" Irish Times 7:16 AM
  • "HPE Is Exiting the Cloud Server Business" Fortune 5:31 PM
  • "The HP ZBook x2 is a chunky, stupidly powerful tablet for creatives" Stuff Magazine 8:00 AM
  • "HP quietly unveils the powerful ZBook x2 to rival Microsoft's Surface Book 2" TrustedReviews 8:28 AM
  • "HPE outlines 2018 plans: Vendor reveals more details of restructuring as focus on higher-margin business intensifies" CRN UK 7:17 AM
  • "HPE places bets on edge computing, IoT, hybrid and plans to streamline operations again" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "IBM And CLS Move Blockchain Into Production, Cautiousl" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco's new AI-based enterprise services can predict IT failure" BetaNews 3:54 PM
  • "Chipmakers find new ways to move forward: Moore's Law is slowing at a time when new applications are demanding more muscle. The solution is to offload jobs to specialized hardware but these complex, heterogeneous systems will require a fresh approach." ZDNet 4:37 PM
  • "5 Tech Companies Trying to Create Tomorrow's World" Baystreet 7:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple drops most in 2 months on iPhone demand jitters" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "Apple is the biggest drag on the Dow" CNBC Videos 11:52 AM
  • "'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower" Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Why is Apple down? Let us count the ways." Apple 3.0 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Upcoming Guidance Has Some Wall Street Analysts Worried" Investopedia 8:25 AM
  • "Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "TSMC sees on-quarter revenue growth at 10 pct ahead of iPhone X launch" Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Apple supplier TSMC sees Q3 revenues fall" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "3 Chipmakers Poised to Thrive on Apple's Supercycle" Investopedia 11:24 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow shake off ghost of 1987 crash to finish at records: Nasdaq bucks broader trend to finish lower; Apple slumps" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Adobe's Rally Offsets Apple's Slump, Stocks Creep Toward Flatline: Wall Street claws back from session lows on Thursday as a rally in Adobe shares offset an Apple Inc. slump." TheStreet 2:17 PM
  • "Wall St ends flat; late gains on Fed Powell report" Reuters 4:38 PM
  • "Dow Edges Higher, Recovering from Triple-Digit Intraday Decline: Major indexes fell at the open, before recovering toward the close of the session" [Paid Membership Required] 4:38 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks drop nearly 2% as Chinese growth slows: Investors likely to remain cautious during China's Communist Party congress" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks head to 3-week low, hit by cocktail of worries over Catalonia, China: Publicis shares under pressure over sales concerns" MarketWatch 8:59 AM

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