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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?

  • "What Is Apple's Future? Apple has been on a remarkable run the last decade as people have become hooked on its products and services. But what will the next decade look like? It's really anybody's guess."  TheStreet 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Swallowed a Fly: Apple Inc. has lost its supply chain mojo."  BloombergGadfly 8:45 AM
  • "Why the Future of Apple Inc. Does Not Depend on the iPhone: New iPhones no longer excite consumers or investors"  InvestorPlace 11:32 AM
  • "Apple: Relax, it's Now a 'Super-Long' iPhone Cycle, Says RBC/Despite worries about limited iPhone 8 demand, and delays in the more desirable iPhone X, Apple investors shouldn't be worried about the overall business, writes Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital, because higher prices on average are going to push up Apple profit margin and earnings."  Barron's 10:30 AM
  • "Apple sees its mobile devices as platform for artificial intelligence" Reuters 9:21 AM
  • "Samsung never quits, finally gets design patent damages retrial in long-running Apple case"  Foss Patents 8:38 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial: U.S. judge" Reuters 9:21 AM
  • "Apple's Lengthy Lawsuit With Samsung Over Copying iPhone's Design Headed Back to Court" MacRumors 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's epic patent case victory against Samsung ordered to retrial by judge" VentureBeat 8:51 AM
  • "Malware hidden in vid app is so nasty, victims should wipe their Macs: If you downloaded and installed stuff from Eltima, you are totally screwed"  The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Developers" MacRumors 1:13 PM
  • "Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 review: Artificial intelligence goes to the movies" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Cut With FCP X: 'Despacito' Gets Over 4 Billion Views on YouTube and is Nominated for Best Music Video in the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards" 8:53 AM
  • "How to add favicons to Safari tabs and bookmarks on MacĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 2:24 PM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, High Sierra: iCloud" eXtensions 9:26 AM
  • "New Photos Imports View" MacMost 9:20 AM
  • "How to get the latest flight info in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitterrific for Mac update includes new features for muffle and mutes, status indicators, automatic scrolling, and more" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
  • "Quicken 2018 for Mac Launches With Online Bill Management, New Subscription Service" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "Quicken 2018 for Mac debuts, switches to subscription-only model" AppleInsider 9:06 AM
  • "Bioconda: A sustainable and comprehensive software distribution for the life sciences" Macs in Chemistry 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple COO to Meet With Foxconn Amid iPhone X Production Trouble: Report" Investopedia 8:45 AM
  • "Apple COO Jeff Williams: We bet the company on TSMC" Apple 3.0 8:54 AM
  • "Apple COO Jeff Williams: Mobile is a major AI platform/Artificial intelligence future: Apple is relying on a mobile framework that will allow developers to create apps that will enhance the AI experience." ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "With iPhone X imminent, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus selling close to what an 'iPhone 7s' would" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "CIRP data suggests iPhone 8 selling worse than an 'S' model" 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Apple vs Facebook: 38% Of Mobile Gamers Have Used Facebook's 'App Store'" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO Sculley: It Won't Be Easy for Apple and Amazon in Healthcare/Apple and Amazon have been rumored to eyeing bigger pushes into the healthcare market. Former Apple CEO John Sculley tells TheStreet such arrivals won't happen so easily." TheStreet 2:51 PM
  • "Apple hires ex-Amazon exec for international content role" iLounge 10:02 AM
  • "Apple objector turns sights on Microsoft: A Dublin architect who has objected to data centre developments by Apple, Facebook and Amazon has turned his attention to plans by Microsoft to expand its data facilities in the capital."  The Times 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's power plant in Ireland could be derailed by an Apple objector" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "T-Mobile Sees Slow iPhone Sales Picking Up With iPhone X" Fortune 2:42 PM
  • "Apple taps Amazon Studios alum to head international video development" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "You can get an Apple Watch for only $25 ... with one small catch" CNBC 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Pay heading to four new countries in days, Wallet passes coming to all Ticketmaster locales" AppleInsider 8:38 AM
  • "FBI chief says inability to access data on encrypted mobile devices is a 'huge, huge problem'" 9to5Mac 8:19 PM
  • "FBI director says smartphone encryption hindering investigations 'across the board'" AppleInsider 8:19 PM
  • "Third man charged in celebrity iCloud, Gmail hacking investigation" AppleInsider 8:47 PM
  • "Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag" Business Insider 2:28 PM
  • "Newly Released Files Show Steve Jobs Gave President Clinton Unsolicited Cabinet Recommendations" Gizmodo 1:27 PM
  • "Going Out on Top: The iPod mini" MacStories 9:43 AM
  • "16 Years Ago Today, Apple Unveiled the Original iPod" MacRumors 9:22 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac OS 9 is classic operating system's last stand" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Publishes Patent For Apple's AirPower-Like Multi-Device Charging Pad" Redmond Pie 8:39 PM
  • "MS-DOS variant PC-MOS/386 reborn as open source" ZDNet 8:22 PM
  • "Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand" TechCrunch 8:19 PM
  • "Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned from his VR startup after several women accused him of sexual assault" Business Insider 8:16 PM
  • "Google Maps compiled 31 haunted sites to scare the living hell out of you" Mashable 11:38 AM
  • "Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued for Allegedly Engaging in Massive Fraud" Gizmodo 10:42 AM
  • "Pixel XL 2 screen burn-in: Google investigates this latest display issue/Has screen burn-in just been added to the list of problems with the Pixel XL 2's OLED display?" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "T-Mobile gains more ground as Sprint merger nears: The carrier boasts another strong quarter, but everyone's just wondering when its deal with Sprint will go down." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Mystery Writer Elizabeth Craig" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "Gifting Air Travel by the Hour, iPad Controlled VW Bus -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-23" The Mac Observer 2:10 PM
  • "iOS 11 Control Center brings new and forgotten apps front and center." The MT Show 9:56 AM
  • "Iphone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey" Reuters 2:17 PM
  • "Apple quietly kills off 256-gigabyte iPhone 7" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs" DigiTimes 9:06 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL goes up against an iPhone 8 Plus in new drop test video" BGR 8:22 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Sprint's first deal on the iPhone X offers a $350 discount if you trade in your old phone: Terms and conditions obviously apply" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Verizon offers up to $300 toward iPhone X with device trade in" The Verge 2:42 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:25 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:25 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:25 AM

  • "My favorite new iPhone feature isn't Portrait Lighting Mode: The newest iPhones: the 8, 8 Plus and X: all have a feature called Slow Sync Flash that makes photos taken with a flash actually look good." CNET 8:43 AM
  • "The Brydge Keyboard for iPad 10.5" Macdrifter 8:53 AM
  • "Luna Display is a lag-free way to use your iPad as a second monitor" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "The Roland Go iPhone mixer won't rock your world [Review] Cult of Mac 1:13 PM
  • "Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice" TechHive 8:39 AM
  • "Qustodio Parental Control Review: Monitor your children's device activity even when they're not with you" iMore 10:29 AM
  • "How Microsoft's New Invoke Smart Speaker Stacks Up to the Competition" Lifehacker 9:43 AM
  • "Review: Fiio BTR1 Bluetooth Headphone Adapter" iLounge 2:14 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "[Review] If Apple Made an iOS Reddit Client, it Would be Apollo" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "How to take squared-off photos with iPhone using the camera leveling feature" iDownload Blog 5:18 PM
  • "How to Reinstall Default Apps Deleted from iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 2:15 PM
  • "How to Create New Notes from the Lock Screen in iOS 11" iDrop News 11:01 AM
  • "How to send or request a payment through CarPlay" iMore 9:28 AM
  • "How To Turn Off In-App Review Requests on Your iOS 11 Device" MacTrast 8:55 AM
  • "Upgrading to an iPhone X? Get a head start now: If you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you'll want to do this now." CNET 2:14 PM
  • "Give yourself the best chances to get an iPhone X on launch day with these tips" iDownload Blog 11:38 AM
  • "Be Properly Prepared to Successfully Order an iPhone X" Envato Tuts+ 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft has had Apple's new face-scanning feature for years, and it works great" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "iPhone: I'll never give you up, even though you've let me down" The Next Web 2:14 PM
  • "Apple's New 'Town Square' Store May Be A Blueprint For Winning Millennials Back To Retail" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Six iPhone Features Creating Buzz" Forbes 11:07 AM
  • "Don't freak out about the iPhone X's ugly notch just yet" BGR 11:02 AM
  • "Modern Dad's ode to the iPhone 8" iMore 10:42 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: The 'operations genius' who never has enough products to sell at launch" MacDailyNews 10:01 AM
  • "Another year: the iPhone is still the best choice for most people" OSNews 8:54 AM
  • "Losing my phone—and myself—to the Great Barrier Reef: When the waterproof case failed my phone, I could do nothing but surrender to the majesty of Australia's marine wonder." CNET 8:43 AM
  • "Why Is Anyone Surprised By Poor iPhone 8 Sales?" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Snap's Misfire on Spectacles" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:22 AM
  • "Google, We Have a Pixel Problem (Premium)" Thurrott 9:06 AM
  • "Review: Amazon Echo (Second-Gen)" Thurrott 8:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Former Apple employee launches beautiful iOS focused Reddit client" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "What we know about Animal Crossing on mobile" 148Apps 11:39 AM
  • "Nintendo teases Animal Crossing for iOS with announcement set for this week" 9to5Mac 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's Learning Tools for students heads to Word on iPad" Engadget 11:15 AM
  • "John Hancock to expand Apple Watch program to all Vitality life insurance customers, including lower-cost term life buyers" PRNewswire 11:08 AM
  • "VW claims it will really make its electric VW Bus, concept shows iPad as infotainment center" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Bomgar Launches Most Secure iOS Screen Sharing for Support Professionals" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "First Data Unveils Series of New Initiatives with Apple Pay" Business Wire 8:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nokia collaborates with Microsoft to offer a real-time translation service" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Cray is bringing its supercomputers to Microsoft Azure" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft And Cray Form Alliance To Bring Supercomputing To The Azure Cloud" Forbes 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud taps into Cray's supercomputers" Seattle Times 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout: A progress report" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update warning - Avoid latest download if you have these laptops" Express UK 9:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update causes certain apps to disappear, Microsoft offers workaround" MSPoweruser 9:01 AM
  • "Windows 10's 'Controlled Folder Access' Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live" Bleeping Computer 8:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update hit by bug that causes apps to 'disappear'" TechRadar UK 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft & Blackbaud expand digital partnership to better support non-profits" Fund Raising 8:53 AM
  • "IBM casts Watson as the brains behind IoT" Network World 12:41 PM
  • "Enterprise Metadata Management Market 2017: Global Analysis by Key Players – Adaptive, IBM, ASG Technologies, Cambridge Semantics, Informatica" Industry Today 8:46 AM
  • "IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing" Alphr 8:46 AM
  • "Down, Down, Up for IBM -- Jim Cramer's Top Thoughts" TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "HP's Z VR Backpack G1 Packs Great Power In A Small Package" Tom's Hardware 12:40 PM
  • "Better Security Techniques Leave Passwords In The Dust" Forbes 12:39 PM
  • "Intel invests $60m into 15 tech startups" IT PRO 8:42 AM
  • "Intel/Saffron AI Plan Sidesteps Deep Learning" EE Times 8:41 AM
  • "AMD shares to plunge more than 60% because of Intel's new chips, Citi predicts" CNBC 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Consistently Rewards Short Play off Earnings-Driven After-Hours Moves" Nasdaq 8:40 AM
  • "Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs" DigiTimes 8:39 AM
  • "IDC & Oracle to Host Exclusive Roundtable for Banking Executives in Beirut" IDC 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco to acquire cloud communications company Broadsoft for $1.9 billion" VentureBeat 11:40 AM
  • "Cisco buys BroadSoft for $1.71 billion in software push" Reuters 9:08 PM
  • "Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9 billion deal" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Cisco Poised to Acquire BroadSoft – Report" Light Reading 8:35 AM
  • "Cisco on verge of near-$2bn acquisition - reports" CRN UK 8:35 AM
  • "Cisco to buy BroadSoft in $1.9-billion deal" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Cisco snaps up machine learning startup Perspica" IT PRO 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco Systems: deal machine" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "Cisco's AI push started with a small group of true believers" VentureBeat 8:15 PM
  • "Quantum Computing Will Not Break Your Encryption, Yet" Forbes 8:23 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone X: The Chinese Are Even More Enthusiastic, Says Bernstein" Barron's 1:13 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 snap 6-day win streak as investors wade through earnings deluge: Corporate earnings surprise on the upside" MarketWatch 5:19 PM
  • "Dow Fluctuates as GE's Slump Threatens to End Blue-Chip Index's Record Run: A selloff in General Electric shares hits the Dow and threatens to snap the index's five-day streak of record closes." TheStreet 1:17 PM
  • "US stocks skid as GE tumbles and technology companies fall" Associated Press 5:19 PM
  • "Stocks Slip to Start the Week on Disappointing Earnings: Markets look to European Central Bank meeting later this week for hints on bond-buying program" [Paid Membership Required] 5:18 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei rises for a 15th straight session after Abe's election win: His victory spurs hopes of continued market-friendly monetary policies and economic reforms" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Spanish stocks end lower as Catalan standoff continues: Spanish stocks fell Monday as the political standoff between Madrid and the Catalan region wore on, but a drop in the euro appeared to provide a lift to other European markets." MarketWatch 11:11 AM

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