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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 Has The Power Of A Great Brand, But Clouds Are Gathering"  Seeking Alpha 11:28 AM
  • "Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts: We will not upsell customers to the iPhone X" CNBC 11:47 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production strain: Issue with facial recognition component persists and unlikely to be resolved soon"  Nikkei 10:26 AM
  • "Japanese Company Sues Apple Over 'Animoji' Trademark"  The Recorder [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Sued Over 'Animoji' Trademark" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Apple sued by Japanese company that owns Animoji trademark" The Verge 6:05 PM
  • "Apple already being sued for iPhone X's worst feature" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "How Apple can build a better video streaming service: With its video push, Apple rows gently down the stream. Here's how it can keep up with the competition."  Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads: Supply-chain attack saw data-stealing Proton RAT loaded into legitimate downloads of Elmedia Player and Folx applications by Eltima Software." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19" AppleInsider 12:19 PM
  • "Malware hidden in vid app is so nasty, victims should wipe their Macs" The Register 3:59 PM
  • "How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere" AppleInsider 8:35 PM
  • "eXtensions -System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Extensions" eXtensions 8:06 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Modifier Keys" MacMost 10:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit 12.0.1 contains fixes for reported issues, as well as refinements to new features that were added in BBEdit 12.0." Bare Bones Software 12:17 PM
  • "Cisdem Released Mac Video Converter Supports iPhone 8/Plus" Cisdem 9:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Video Taps Amazon Alum Morgan Wandell to Head International Development"  Variety 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell" AppleInsider 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Poaches Amazon Video Exec to Head International Development" The Mac Observer 7:38 PM
  • "Senators Cruz, Leahy Demand Answers From Apple Over Chinese Privacy App Removal: Apple removed several virtual private network apps from China's App Store in July. Cruz and Leahy want to know why."  TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "Senators Shame Tim Cook Over Apple VPN Ban In China" Forbes 9:11 AM
  • "Senators want to know if Apple fought back on China's VPN ban: Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy have ten questions for Apple's CEO." Engadget 9:09 PM
  • "Google Finds a Workaround for Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention" The Mac Observer 5:13 PM
  • "Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple" AppleInsider 8:01 PM
  • "Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms There's No October Event in the Works"  MacRumors 9:57 AM
  • "The new Apple flagship store: Own it before your friends do" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "Apple's newly designed store may give glimpse into future of retail" ABCNews 8:59 AM
  • "Apple opens flagship store in Chicago" CNBC Videos 8:10 AM
  • "Inside Apple Michigan Ave Store Opening in Chicago (Photos)" The Mac Observer 8:17 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect"  AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "Delta Drops Microsoft for iPhone, iPad for Flight Crews" The Mac Observer 9:54 AM
  • "Canada's largest mobile network says iPhone 8 sales 'anemic,' Verizon says as expected" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook's new subscription efforts hit a roadblock with Apple" Axios 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo Switch Outsold Xbox One And PS4 In September As Total Sales Surpass 2 Million" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Turns out the government's airplane laptop ban was actually a huge fire risk" Mashable 11:58 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly planning to open a huge store in London to compete with Apple and Microsoft" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Samsung to Open Giant London Showroom to Rival Apple" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Another Woman Has Accused Robert Scoble of Sexual Harassment" BuzzFeed 8:17 AM
  • "Pixel 2 review, Vergecast edition: That camera, though" The Verge 11:05 AM
  • "Catch the iPhone X pre-order strategies you need to know about, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Helpful Terminal commands, Homebrew, and ffmpeg – Terminal Tinkering 7" The Mac Observer 7:40 AM
  • "Apple is giving select customers the best chance at pre-ordering an iPhone X" BGR 3:58 PM
  • "Apple will have at most 3 million iPhone Xs next week, KGI says, and that won't meet immediate demand" CNBC 8:09 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone X Production Woes Ending, but Only 2–3 Million Units Available for Launch" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Apple reportedly isn't producing enough iPhone X units for first weekend sales" TechCrunch 9:11 AM
  • "It looks like Apple wants to do something about the iPhone X's sky-high price" BGR 8:23 AM
  • "Tim Cook promises a new Mac mini will come some day" Mashable 8:02 AM
  • "Tim Cook Confirms the Mac Mini Isn't Dead: The last time the Mac mini got a hardware refresh was in 2014 when Haswell chips were the best Intel had to offer." PC Magazine 9:06 AM
  • "iOS 11 is now running on 55 percent of iOS devices" Neowin 6:43 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers" MacRumors 12:16 PM
  • "iOS 11.1 Beta 4 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 2:06 PM
  • "Apple releases fourth iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 betas" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:35 AM

  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs. LG G6: Which has the best camera in a smartphone? Apple's iPhone 8 Plus takes on LG's G6 in our smartphone camera shootout. Let's look at color, clarity, exposure, and overall user experience." PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs. Google Pixel 2 Camera Shootout: Apple Wins" Tom's Guide 4:51 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus and 7 Plus photos: What's the difference?" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Tuscany from the lens of iPhone 8+" Om Malik 8:19 AM
  • "Hands-on: Nomad case options for iPhone 8 Plus [Video] 9to5Mac 10:51 AM
  • "Review: D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD HomeKit-enabled Camera" iLounge 11:41 AM
  • "Logitech G903 review: The best wireless mouse that (lots of) money can buy" PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Logitech G703 review: A mainstream wireless mouse with some exceptional features" PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Logitech Powerplay review: Wireless-charging mouse pad will make you a believer" PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "The Best Lightning Cable for Your iPhone or iPad" AppAdvice 6:09 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Shelf for iOS 11 is one of the best iPad Pro utilities ever" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
  • "How to add any audio file to iPhone's Music app" Cult of Mac 2:06 PM
  • "Taking Your iTunes Library to Android: Q. Is it possible to move or play my iTunes songs on an Android phone? I thought iTunes locked you into an Apple device, but maybe there are ways to do it?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "How to adjust perspective to change the focus of a photo" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "How to zip and unzip files on iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "How to set up parental controls on iPad & iPhone" Macworld UK 8:10 AM
  • "Secret garden: how to hide apps on your iPhone" phoneArena 8:10 AM
  • "Get a Head Start on Your iPhone X Preorder on October 23" The Mac Observer 7:49 PM
  • "How to pre-order the iPhone X the right way" Cult of Mac 2:06 PM
  • "Stupid iPhone Tricks: Hide The Dock And The Secret iOS 11 'Dark Mode'" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "The Apple Store doesn't actually sell many iPhones" BGR 9:22 PM
  • "The Mac Mini Is Three Years Old" Pixel Envy 6:35 PM
  • "Tim Cook Says the Mac Mini Isn't Dead, but It Sure Leaves a Lot of Performance on the Table" ExtremeTech 6:09 PM
  • "Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover" The Register 4:11 PM
  • "Apple's No Good, Very Bad iPhone X Launch: A Chronology" Fortune 2:06 PM
  • "Apple's Problem Is That It Needs To Stop Trying To Upstage Samsung"  Seeking Alpha 10:07 AM
  • "Opinion: iPhone 8 sales probably are low, as iPhone X sales are going to be huge" 9to5Mac 9:57 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8: which one to buy" SlashGear 8:59 AM
  • "3 Improvements to Expect in Apple's 2018 Low-Cost iPad" The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone X Facial Recognition: Security, Convenience And The User Experience" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Why my money's on the Google Pixel 2" iMore 11:05 AM
  • "How People Inside Facebook Are Reacting To The Company's Election Crisis" BuzzFeed 9:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twelve South Inspire [mac candle N°2] iLounge 7:32 PM
Press Releases
  • "Tyke is the Mac's simplest note-taking app" Cult of Mac 4:11 PM
  • "ColorWare Now Offering Apple Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad in Dozens of Colors" MacRumors 11:28 AM
  • "Billboard Charts to Adjust Streaming Weighting in 2018" Billboard 9:57 AM
  • "Boomerang Finally Comes to iOS" Lifehacker 8:24 AM
  • "The Best Action RPGs for iPhone and iPad - An RPG Reload Ranking" Touch Arcade 8:19 AM
  • "Mobo Greenhouse Garden - Engaging Farm Game for Preschoolers" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Black Operations 2 - Action-packed Strategy game comes to multi touch" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Challenges Swift: Build 'Useful' Blockchain Applications" CoinDesk 7:57 AM
  • "In the Elevator with Microsoft's Chief Deal Maker" [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Windows 10 can now spot when PC gamers are cheating" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Now Hates Game Cheaters but There's Need to Worry Just Yet" Softpedia 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft adds TruePlay option to catch cheaters on Windows 10" Guru3D 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome" Manrama Online 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft spots security flaw in Google Chrome that hackers can exploit" Business Standard 7:58 AM
  • "The Sweet Taste of Revenge: Microsoft Lashes Out at Google for Chrome Flaw" Softpedia 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft: ARM-Based Windows Laptops to Have Amazing Battery Life" FARS News Agency 8:03 AM
  • "Snapdragon-based Windows 10 laptops to have 'multi-day' battery life" The Economic Times 7:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update tackles IT's true menace: Cheating gamers" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Improved Security Most Important New Feature in Windows 10 Update" eWeek 7:52 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Beat: who owns music made by a machine?" The Next Web 9:02 AM
  • "HP Enterprise's Disappointing Outlook Could Lead Activists to Push for a Sale" TheStreet 7:42 AM
  • "Grab a 15-inch Dell gaming laptop for just £700 from Amazon UK" Windows Central 7:41 AM
  • "Africa: Dell Commits U.S.$37 Million to Bridge ICT Divide" allAfrica 7:40 AM
  • "Purism disables Intel's flawed Management Engine on Linux-powered laptops" The Inquirer 7:39 AM
  • "PC maker Purism disables flawed Intel Management Engine" Computing 7:39 AM
  • "Amazon and Intel release hardware development kit for Alexa" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Intel is the latest to jump on the Amazon Alexa bandwagon" Telecoms 7:38 AM
  • "Intel's Speech Enabling Developer Kit aims to spread Alexa voice control further" IT PRO 7:38 AM
  • "Amazon and Intel join forces to bring Alexa to third-party developers" SiliconRepublic 7:37 AM
  • "MSI announcesfanless aluminum mini PC: MSI Cubi 3 Silent and Cubi 3 Silent S" Guru3D 7:37 AM
  • "Intel Capital fuels innovation with new US$60 million investments in 15 data-focused startups" DigiTimes 7:36 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake Processors To Feature AVX-512 Support" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "AMD releases latest driver updates for Radeon Pro graphics cards" V3 7:33 AM
  • "Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC up M12 big iron" The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco Warns 69 Products Impacted By KRACK" Threatpost 7:30 AM
  • "Machine-learning startup Perspica to be crushed into Cisco's analytics biz" The Register 7:30 AM
  • "Cisco snaps up machine learning outfit Perspica" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Cisco Seeks to Protect Blockchain System for IoT Device Tracking" CoinDesk 7:28 AM
  • "Southend to deploy smart city initiatives with Cisco" IT PRO 7:28 AM
  • "Bridging the AV/IT gap at Cisco Live US" WebWire 7:28 AM
  • "Vision is the next big challenge for chips" ZDNet 3:54 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Is Beginning to Test the Patience of Its Investors: AAPL stock needs something big to move the needle"  InvestorPlace 2:12 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X Delay Is OK, 8 'Not A Dud': Instinet analysts see a delay in their estimate for iPhone X production, but they maintain their Apple stock price target." Barron's 11:42 AM
  • "Apple and The Chipmakers Are In For A Wild Ride" Investopedia 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone X: Apple shares drop amid rumours that demand is low for iPhone 8" The Independent 8:09 AM
  • "Fly Charts: Apple's iPhone 8 Hopes and Fidelity's Fee Fears" BloombergGadfly 8:53 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 hit records as Senate clears tax-reform hurdle: GE slumps after earnings miss; Bank shares pop" MarketWatch 10:06 AM
  • "Modest Gains Drive Wall Street to Trade at Records as Tax Progress Buoys Spirits: Stocks are rising after the Senate votes for a budget blueprint that paves the way for major tax cuts." TheStreet 10:06 AM
  • "Bank, Tech Stocks lift Wall Street" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Stocks, Dollar Jump After Senate Passes Budget Proposal: Stock indexes in Japan and New Zealand extend winning streaks" [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Japan's Nikkei stretches winning streak; Hong Kong stocks in recovery mode: Hong Kong stocks bounce up more than 1%, Taiwan stocks slip" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks nudge higher as Volvo rallies: Spanish shares continue to slip on Catalonia tensions, helping push Stoxx 600 to weekly loss" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

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