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Tuesday Highlights: Apple continues to be chip in trade and tariff wars with troubled Turkey threatening boycott of iPhones; Jonny Evans imagines ways "Apple's AI imaging vision may save lives"; new law proposal in Australia could fine tech firms up to $7.3 million for non compliance in handing over encrypted private data; researcher says warnings in macOS "trivial for malware to suppress and bypass"; Macworld calls PhotoBulk 2 a "Swiss Army Knife...for batch image processing" on the Mac; apparently Apple's aggressive arguments against Apple Park property taxes see company "claiming...cluster of properties around Apple Park is worth just $200"; Sainsbury supermarket experimenting with "scan, pay and go technology" in London; most analysts agree HomePod is at 6% marketshare, but disagree over how many have been sold; TrendForce study predicts budget version among new iPhones coming this Fall, starting at $699—more in our Hardware/Software section; Creqtive Bloq reviews 13" 2018 MacBook Pro with Blackmagic eGPU.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple is worth over $900 billion. But it won't be the world's first trillion-dollar company"  Fortune 7:23 AM
  • "Apple prepares for its biggest holiday season ever"  Macworld 7:30 AM
  • "This is why iPhone X is Apple's most important product: Research from SEMRush shows just how much people are interested in iPhone compared with other Apple products, plus which Apple product is likely to take off."  Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "$1 Billion Apple Dream Fades for Irish Villagers"  Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "In the Loop: Jony Ive on Apple's new HQ and the disappearing iPhone" Wallpaper* 2:23 PM
  • "Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and product evolution in interview" AppleInsider 5:58 PM
  • "Jony Ive says iPhone X will evolve and be able to 'do things it can't do now' in a year's time" 9to5Mac 5:58 PM
  • "Apple — Inclusion & Diversity — Open: At Apple, 'open' isn't just a word. It's our culture. One that embraces faiths, disabilities, races, ages, ideologies, personalities, and differences. Because humanity isn't singular. It's plural." YouTube: Apple 2:22 PM
  • "Apple says it has eliminated the gender pay gap globally" Axios 2:24 PM
  • "Apple releases first diversity report under new VP of diversity and inclusion" TechCrunch 2:08 PM
  • "Apple's latest diversity figures show static global gender balance, more US progress" AppleInsider 5:38 PM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "iPhone Restore from iTunes Backup Taking Forever? Here's the Fix" OS X Daily 2:50 PM
  • "How To Pin a Note to the Top of the Notes List in macOS High Sierra" MacTrast 8:16 AM
  • "How to use a keyboard shortcut for display mirroring in Mac OS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
  • "macOS: Enhance Your Mac File Search With File Comments" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Is Safari Better than Chrome on macOS?" Apple Gazette 12:18 PM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017: Apple's iPhone 7 was the world's best-shipping smartphone in Q3 2017, with 13.0 million units shipped. The iPhone 6s was a distant second, after an uptick that resulted in 7.9 million shipments. ... Apple's iPhone 8, which launched in mid-September, did not make the top five."  Canalys 7:29 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world in Q3" CNBC 7:30 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 7 outsold iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined last quarter" BGR 7:08 PM
  • "iPhone 6S is the World's Most Used Smartphone, and that's OK" Apple Must 12:23 PM
  • "How do you like them Apples? Farewell sensible sized fones, forever: Plus outsells regular iPhone for the first time" The Register 7:36 AM
  • "TrendForce Projects Global Smartphone Production for 4Q17 to Grow by 6.3% YoY as iPhone X Drives Quarterly Total to Its Peak for the Year" TrendForce 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone X Should Push Apple Ahead of Samsung as World's Largest Smartphone Maker" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "Apple offered to help FBI unlock Texas shooter's phone: The FBI apparently didn't ask for its assistance at all."  Engadget 7:39 AM
  • "Apple has already contacted the FBI with help to access the Texas shooter's phone" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "FBI seeks to unlock Texas shooter's iPhone" BBC 10:37 AM
  • "FBI 'Ignores' Apple Olive Branch To Get Data From Texas Shooter iPhone" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Jennifer Anniston Returns to TV with Reese Witherspoon in Original Apple Series" The Mac Observer 5:55 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Turning the specter of internet surveillance into art: The Glass Room wants us to take a second look at privacy and power" The Verge 2:10 PM
  • "Twitter Halts All Verifications After Verifying Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Rally Organizer" Gizmodo 11:00 AM
  • "Sean Parker: Facebook is hacking human psychology" Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "Plugging Into the Brain: Are You Ready? The Techonomy conference featured a talk about the future connections between man and machine." PC Magazine 7:19 AM
  • "Sen. Al Franken is doubtful Facebook, Google, and Twitter can police their sites — and is calling for 'vigorous oversight' by regulators" Business Insider 4:07 PM
  • "Sen. Al Franken slams Facebook and Google's control of the press" Engadget 9:48 AM
  • "Al Franken Just Gave the Speech Big Tech Has Been Dreading" Wired 7:18 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The MacJury's Deliberations on the iPhone X" MacVoices 4:05 PM
  • "Steven Soderbergh on Virtual Reality, iPhone Filmmaking, and Harvey Weinstein" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Sean Parker: Facebook was designed to exploit human 'vulnerability'" Axios 7:38 AM
  • "Sean Parker unloads on Facebook 'exploiting' human weakness" Axios 7:38 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.1.1 Update With Fix for 'A[?]' Autocorrect Bug" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "Download iOS 11.1.1 IPSW Links And OTA Featuring Bug Fixes For iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 12:18 PM
  • "iOS 11.1.1 Update Available to Download, Fixes Question Mark Bug" OS X Daily 12:17 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 with fix for A [?] auto-correct bug" iDownload Blog 12:23 PM
  • "iOS 11.1.1 update finally fixes that A[?] bug: You can go back to typing capital-I now." Macworld 2:04 PM
  • "Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Apple acquires photo sensor technology company InVisage" AppleInsider 11:55 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly building a new iPad with facial recognition tech and no home button" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly prepping AR glasses and 'rOS' for 2020" The Next Web 7:40 AM
  • "Pegatron sees slow start to 2018 on slack iPhone 8 demand: iPhone assembler's Q3 profit hit by supply shortage, labor costs" Nikkei 8:24 AM
  • "Intel hires Apple and AMD veteran to lead development of its own GPUs" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "The iPhone X is actually more durable than the iPhone 8" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "That $1,000 iPhone X reportedly costs about $370 to build" Mashable 8:22 AM
  • "Origin of Apple's 'A ?' QuickType bug a mystery, but notoriety grows with spread of memes, tweets" AppleInsider 10:27 AM
  • "Apple files for a patent for a single piece iPhone case with a battery and hinge" Apple World Today 8:09 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple acknowledges iPhone X becoming unresponsive in cold weather, promises software fix" AppleInsider 6:53 PM
  • "Apple plans software update to fix iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather: Apple is getting ahead of the issue very early" The Verge 7:46 PM
  • "iOS 11 causing major iPhone battery woes" V3 10:13 AM
  • "8 Annoying iOS 11 Problems and How to Deal With Them" Gizmodo 10:13 AM
  • "5 ways to fix an iPhone app that stops working" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 notes talk about Safari camera/mic access; battery drain; text truncation; cell failure; performance problems; restore/reinstall; freezes and more." MacInTouch 10:55 AM
  • "About the security content of iOS 11.1.1" Apple Support 2:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:19 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Latest iPhone X camera review showcases beautiful images of Guatemala¬†[Gallery] 9to5Mac 8:05 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X review: Say goodbye to home buttons and bezels, the new iPhone X is the best Apple phone yet... Tested at £1,000" What Hi-Fi? 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone X review: Apple sheds its skin to introduce the 'future of phones'/Apple's flagship iPhone X marks the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs' first smartphone" IT PRO 8:23 AM
  • "Review: Is the iPhone X worth the $1,000 cost? Apple's many refinements help to justify the luxury price tag" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "iPhone X Diary: One week in, and I absolutely love this phone" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 takes better portrait photos with one camera than iPhone X and Note 8 do with two" Mashable 11:55 AM
  • "Fossil Q Activist review: watch first, smart second" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Review: 1More Dual Driver ANC Lightning In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 10:13 AM
  • "Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305" Wired 9:26 AM
  • "Quick Review: OPSO Apple Watch Magnetic Charger" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Review: XGIMI CC Aurora—your portable cinema with AirPlay support, Wi-Fi & more" iDownload Blog 12:32 PM
  • "The Edifier MP200 is a solid, but quirky, cube speaker" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: Clips 2.0 updated with iPhone X support, Selfie Scenes, Star Wars stickers, new interface, and more [Video] 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "iPad Diaries: Working with Drag and Drop – Bear and Gladys" MacStories 9:48 AM
  • "Review—South Park: Phone Destroyer for iOS" iDownload Blog 9:59 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use a virtual home button instead of the iPhone X's gestures" The Verge 4:09 PM
  • "How to Delete the i-to-A Text Replacement Workaround" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "How To Train Face ID To Be More Accurate - iPhone X" AddictiveTips 12:18 PM
  • "Apple Pay Cash guide: What it is, how it works, and what it costs" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "ProTube++ iOS 11 IPA Download Now Available [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 10:28 AM
  • "Simple trick lets you take iPhone photos even when there's no space" Mirror Online UK 8:24 AM
  • "How to Create a Virtual Home Button on the iPhone X That Really Works" Lifehacker 8:16 AM
  • "The setting that made me love my iPhone a little more: Sometimes ephemeral notifications are the best notifications." CNET 7:36 AM
  • "How to find Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X" iMore 7:35 AM
  • "How to increase Face ID success rate by toggling off this switch" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "How to Use Apple Pay Cash on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:07 AM
  • "How to Disable True Tone on iPhone X Display in 3 Easy Steps" iPhone Hacks 7:07 AM
Tips
  • "Video: Extending the iPhone X's battery life with 'Dark Mode'" AppleInsider 6:52 PM
  • "2 Unofficial Fixes For The Apple iOS 11.1 Autocorrect Bug" Forbes 11:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Turns out the iPhone 6 is still the most popular handset in the Philippines" Techwire Asia 9:23 PM
  • "Jony Ive says the iPhone X in 12 months 'will be able to do things that it can't now'" BGR 9:05 PM
  • "New renders visualize iPhone X Plus with massive 6.7-inch display" 9to5Mac 5:58 PM
  • "Apple's big holiday quarter & iPhone X expected to push it past Samsung in smartphone market share" 9to5Mac 5:58 PM
  • "If You Think iPhone X Animojis Are Silly, Think Again" The Mac Observer 4:42 PM
  • "The iPhone X will push Apple ahead of Samsung once and for all" BGR 4:09 PM
  • "Social Media Firms Should Try Evolving Like Apple, not Lemmings" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "This is the 6.4-inch iPhone X Plus of your dreams" BGR 11:55 AM
  • "NY Times David Pogue Gets Why Apple TV 4K is the Best Streaming Box On The Market" Two Guys And A Podcast 11:18 AM
  • "iPhone X Is More Lucrative To Apple Than Previously Estimated" Forbes 11:04 AM
  • "The Tale of Two Qi Chargers" 512 Pixels 10:44 AM
  • "Your star sign can actually tell you a lot about how you use your iPhone" Mashable 10:26 AM
  • "You can't even see the most brilliant thing about the iPhone X's design" BGR 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Might Be Making a Mistake With Its 2018 iPhone Lineup" The Motley Fool 8:22 AM
  • "I Choose To Believe These People Who Can't Tell An iPhone X From an iPhone 4 are Actors" Oh Gizmo! 8:21 AM
  • "Apple and 'The Facts about Apple's Tax Payments'" Kirkville 7:35 AM
  • "All over but the shouting: The iPhone X doom bringer" Macworld 7:30 AM
  • "The next iPhone X should be bigger. No, smaller!" iMore 7:18 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How technology will transform software development in 2018" ZDNet 4:09 PM
  • "The Xbox One X Feels Like It's Missing Something" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "A mirror exposes AI's inherent flaws in 'Untrained Eyes'" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL: Day Three Notes" Thurrott 8:44 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis" GoComics 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon' design and menu changes" AppleInsider 2:05 PM
  • "Infuse 5.6 brings new design and HDR support" Firecore 2:03 PM
  • "iPhone X App Roundup: The Innovative, Beautiful, and Practical" MacStories 12:18 PM
  • "Clips introduces Selfie Scenes for 360-degree selfies on iPhone X" Apple 12:18 PM
  • "Star Wars and 'Scenes' Portrait Backgrounds come to Clips 2.0" iMore 12:23 PM
  • "Skype for iOS gains Snapchat-like photo filters" iDownload Blog 9:25 AM
  • "Eero adds 1Password and VPN protection to its premium subscription service" The Verge 9:25 AM
  • "South Florida PBS Launches the FREE KidVision PreK App" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Introduces Send Money with Zelle® for Easy and Fast Payments" Business Wire 8:18 AM
  • "Warby Parker's app is the coolest use of iPhone X face mapping we've seen" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Of course someone already made a fart app for iPhone X's Face ID" The Next Web 7:40 AM
  • "Harry Potter game is Pokemon Go creator's next trick" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Apple expands its 'Everyone Can Code' program beyond the U.S." Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "South Park: Phone Destroyer iOS game launched, with in-app purchases up to $70" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
  • "TraxItAll Software to Release New Calendar/To-Do List App for the iPad" prMac 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel hires Apple and AMD veteran to lead development of its own graphics chips: Raja Koduri jumps ship to the blue team, becoming the chief architect of Intel's new Core and Visual Computing Group" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "Intel Developing Its Own GPU With The Help Of AMD's Graphics Chief" Tech Times 8:24 AM
  • "Intel Hires Former AMD Exec Raja Koduri To Spearhead High-End Graphics Group" HotHardware 7:14 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Sets Broad GPU Vision, Hires AMD's GPU Chief" ValueWalk 8:39 AM
  • "Raja Koduri left AMD to head up Intel's new GPU division... and take the fight to Nvidia" PCGamesN 8:40 AM
  • "Intel hires AMD's RTG boss Raja Koduri to work on high-end discrete graphics: Chipmaker confirms it's taking another stab at developing GPUs" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Intel to build discrete GPUs, hires AMD's top graphics guy to do it: Intel is making a third attempt to muscle in on Nvidia and AMD's turf." Ars Technica 1:58 PM
  • "AMD, Nvidia shares drop after Intel hires AMD's ex-graphics head, starts high-end graphics business" CNBC 8:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 Insiders using AMD processors won't receive latest preview build: But it's not going to become a habit" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's version of AirDrop is available to Windows Insiders: It's called Near Share and works via Bluetooth." Engadget 7:07 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Build shows off AirDrop-style sharing feature, mutable tabs,¬†more" TechSpot 8:48 AM
  • "You Can Now Pre-Order Surface Book 2" Thurrott 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering personal butlers, so you can play more Xbox One X" Windows Central 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to secure clouds with Project Cerberus" Banking Tech 8:47 AM
  • "Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking" We Live Security 8:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 will cut off devices with older CPUs: OEMs get final say on whether your PC is update-worthy" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's Quest To Design The 'New Helvetica': The company's first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use." Fast Company Design 8:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm Eyes Intel With Centriq 2400 Arm Server Chip" eWeek 2:55 PM
  • "Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Chip Takes On Intel Xeon In Cloudflare Benchmark Gauntlet" HotHardware 4:41 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple 10-K Confirms The New Super Cycle" Seeking Alpha 11:59 AM
  • "Apple is $100 Billion Away From Becoming World's Only Trillion Dollar Company" MacRumors 11:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Disney Shares Reverse After-Hour Losses on News of New 'Star Wars' Trilogy: Plans for a fourth 'Star Wars' trilogy more than easing investor concerns about its TV business." TheStreet 5:52 PM
  • "Equifax data breach hacks away at credit-monitoring firm's third-quarter profit" USA Today 5:52 PM
  • "How 1-year Trump rally stacks up against other presidents" Associated Press 5:53 PM
  • "Midday Update: Wall Street Unhinged by Delay in Corp Tax Cut" MT Newswires 11:59 AM
  • "Stocks Drop on Concerns Over GOP Tax Overhaul: Major indexes pared declines in the second half of the trading day, after the Dow industrials had fallen as many as 253 points" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:54 PM
  • "Nikkei tops 23,000 for first time since 1992, pulls back at close" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Halfords profit hit by weaker pound" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

 
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