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Monday Highlights: iPhone suppliers suffering under weakening iPhone production according to WSJ report, but some claim reports are misleading—coverage in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Axios sat for interview with Tim Cook on HBO Sunday discussing gender diversity in tech, Apple's search deal with Google—more in our General Interest section; Axios also spent time touring Apple's health lab; Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, tells Australian Financial Review Apple mistakenly focused on sleek design of iPhone over battery life; it's official, Facebook can cause depression; TechCrunch got hands-on with foldable display.

  • "iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8"  AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone X demand & growth strong into 2018, iPhone 8 Plus selling better than expected" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Hello, again: Re-introducing the iPhone"  Macworld 11:27 AM
  • "iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating"  AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Apple worth $1 trillion looks ready to happen" ["Two major doubts are fading: The company's ability to reaccelerate iPhone demand (amid worries about market saturation) and a return to growth in China."]  Moneywatch 11/10
  • "iPhone X Will Help Apple Beat Samsung in Q4: Report" Investopedia 11/10
  • "10 more words on iPhone X" ["...the iPhone X is aspirational. The X reminds a market that sometimes slips into thinking Apple can't innovate anymore that it just might want to think again."] iMore 11/10
  • "Apple has the world's two top-selling smartphones, but neither is the iPhone 8" Digital Trends 11/10
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could enable better low-light photos on iPhones" The Next Web 11/10
  • "Apple is Still Largely White, Male, But Slowly Diversifying: On the plus side, over the past year, Apple's new hires in the U.S. predominately came from minorities." PC Magazine 11/10
  • "Chrome Browser Updates Coming to Prevent Unexpected Web Page Redirects" MacRumors 11/10
  • "Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons" The Register 11/10
  • "Apple Photos 3: The changes, new features and improvements you should know about" Australian Macworld 11/10
  • "Calling in an airstrike on my own position (iOS 11 and refusal to leave Photos in iCloud)" Philip Greenspun's Weblog 2:22 PM
Press Releases
  • "PhotoBee can help you find lost photos, videos in macOS Messages" Apple World Today 11/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Walmart refunds money to buyer who says iPad box held flour" Associated Press 11:32 AM
  • "Inside One iOS App Developer's Quest To Get Onstage At Apple's WWDC: For ambitious app developers, trying to get stage time with Apple can be a careful dance of heady highs, heartbreaking lows, and sudden death." Fast Company 11/10
  • "App Store Jedi: Getting Noticed in the New Storefront/In a sea of apps, a few strategic moves can make yours float right to the top." Inc. 11/10
  • "Honoring America's Veterans: On Veterans Day, Apple recognizes the service of our veterans by paying respect to them and their families while continuing to build awareness for their community. In commemoration, Apple introduces a unique Activity Challenge for Apple Watch users in the US where anyone who completes a workout of 11 minutes or more on November 11 will earn a special badge and sticker for Messages." Apple 11/10
  • "Jony Ive: the iPhone X is function before form and will evolve to 'do things it can't do now'" phoneArena 11/10
  • "14 Things We Didn't Know About Apple and Jony Ive" Apple Must 11/10
  • "iPhone 8, in Q3 2017, fails to live up to launch sales of iPhone 7" Business Insider 11/10
  • "Apple's Extended 2017 Holiday Return Policy Said to Begin November 25" MacRumors 11/10
  • "This Cinematic Short Film Was Shot Entirely on the iPhone X" PetaPixel 11/10
  • "Trump DOJ suggests iPhone encryption costs lives following Texas shooting" 9to5Mac 11/10
  • "Apple Stores in Burlingame, CA and Burlington, MA Reopen Next Weekend Following Renovations" MacRumors 11/10
  • "Apple and RMIT partner for Australian first app building course in Apple's Swift coding language: IT'S the problem impacting huge numbers of young Australians. But Apple has finally offered hope for a solution." 11/10
  • "The Welsh firm whose technology is helping to power Apple's new iPhone has just raised nearly £100m" Wales Online 11/10
  • "Today in Apple history: Microsoft reveals its plans for Windows 1.0" Cult of Mac 11/10
Non-Apple News
  • "Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked: It found phishing to be the biggest threat to your online security." Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "Disney CEO says their streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix: Partially because it'll have less content than Netflix." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "In One Hour, Alibaba's Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/10
  • "Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes" Engadget 11/10
  • "Ex Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'" Telegraph 11/10
  • "YouTube to target disturbing videos masquerading as kids' shows" Engadget 11/10
  • "Huge media companies like CBS and ESPN are banding together to fight Google and Facebook — but it may not be enough" Business Insider 11/10
  • "Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than data breaches" ZDNet 11/10
  • "Phishing helps hackers hijack Google accounts" BBC 11/10
  • "#48: Long-form Writing in Scrivener/We continue with our mini-series on long-form writing apps with a look at Scrivener." Relay FM: Canvas 11/10
  • "204: Organic/Horace and Anders discuss Apple earnings, the iPhone X and take listener questions." 5by5 11/10
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 51" FCPRadio 11/10
  • "iPhone X: Our top likes, our top dislikes! Catch the discussion on The CultCastCult of Mac 11/10
  • "AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses" AppleInsider 11/10
  • "iPhone X Demand To Remain High In 2018, iPhone 8 Plus Sales Higher Than Expected" Redmond Pie 6:30 PM
  • "iPhone X demand remains strong as Apple prepares to boost production" BGR 3:44 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Production Said to Drop Significantly Given Popularity of iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X" MacRumors 1:55 PM
  • "Here's iOS 11.2 Beta 3 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 11:18 AM
  • "Green Line Of Death Plaguing iPhone X Displays" Tech Times 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone X Owners Encountering Green Line on Display Due to Potential Hardware Defect"  MacRumors 11/10
  • "Apple's response to iPhone X screen cold weather responsiveness"  The Loop 11/10
  • "Apple pledges to fix iPhone X cold-weather issues" Engadget 11/10
  • "iPhone X's screen doesn't like sudden cold but Apple's working to fix the bug" ZDNet 11/10
  • "iPhone X doesn't like the cold but Apple's working on it" The Next Web 11/10
  • "Apple Community Envisions Better Ways to Activate Control Center on iPhone X" MacRumors 11/10
  • "The reason for those smooth iPhone X gestures? 120Hz touch input sampling"  phoneArena 11/10
  • "Face ID beaten by mask, not an effective security measure" Bkav Corporation 11/10
  • "Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID with elaborate mask & makeup" AppleInsider 11/10
  • "iPhone X Has Been Jailbroken Already: Potentially some wonderful news for iOS device owners who love the wonderful world of jailbreaking."  Redmond Pie 11/10
  • "First iPhone X Jailbreak on iOS 11.1.1 Demoed" iPhone Hacks 11/10
  • "Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug" BBC 11/10
  • "iPhone supplier AAC Technologies eyes optics market: Shenzhen-based audio component maker to invest more in lens production" Nikkei 11/10
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 11/10
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 11/10
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 11/10

  • "3 Things I Like About the Apple iPhone X: No home button. No problem." The Motley Fool 6:56 PM
  • "Thanks To OLED Display, iPhone X With 'Dark Mode' Enabled Increases Battery Life Up To 60%" Redmond Pie 3:44 PM
  • "iPhone X: 8 first impressions after a week with Apple's new flagship" 9to5Mac 12:36 PM
  • "iPhone X Review: Five Raves, Two Rants"  Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "I upgraded from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X and I'm so glad I did" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Photographer pits iPhone X Portrait Lighting against real studio lighting [Video] 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X Includes Innovative Features You May Even Find Useful" eWeek 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone X Review: The best iPhone that's not for everyone" CNET 11/10
  • "Review: Apple iPhone X" iLounge 11/10
  • "Apple's iPhone X vs. Google's Pixel 2 XL" MacRumors 11/10
  • "Review: iPhone X" ["Is it the perfect smartphone, as some overly excited journalists have claimed? It is probably the best iPhone ever made."] RTÉ 11/10
  • "Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish/Apple's 4K HDR streamer gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of comparable products." TechHive 11/10
  • "Sony's Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future" Gizmodo 11/10
  • "I've fallen in love with XGIMI's CC Aurora portable projector" The Next Web 11/10
  • "Romoss Solo 6 Plus reivew: Not great looking, but gets the job done" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Romoss Longuard 10 review: A short, stubby battery pack that does it all" PCWorld 11/10
  • "DBPower Q100 Portable Energy Storage Battery review: You'll be glad to have around" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Tronsmart Presto PBT10 review: Slender, portable, and extremely efficient" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Anker Powercore II 20000 review: One of Anker's best battery packs" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Anker Powercore Fusion 5000 review: It's all you need, really/Not only can it charge your smartphone, it can charge itself." PCWorld 11/10
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iOS 11.1.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?" Forbes 9:00 PM
  • "Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality" AppleInsider 11/10
  • "Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours" AppleInsider 11/10
  • "Mozilla gives Firefox for iOS a UI facelift: Firefox for iOS version 10 arrived on Wednesday and delivers the same look and user experience that will debut on the desktop version of the web browser next week." Computerworld 11/10
  • "'Returner 77' Review - In Space, No One Can Hear You Solve" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "'Dragon Hills 2' Review – Now with 100% more Mecha, Undead, and Time Travel!" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "'Heart of the House' Review - Mind Your Manor" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "How to use Find My iPhone to rescue your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AirPods: How do I turn on Find My iPhone? Tracking your iPhone is easy!" iMore 3:44 PM
  • "How To Hide The iPhone X Notch From Your Screen" AddictiveTips 9:33 AM
  • "How to Use Clips 2.0 and iPhone X for Cool Selfie Videos" The Mac Observer 11/10
  • "Here's What You'll Need to Pull Off Fast Charging on the iPhone X" Lifehacker 11/10
  • "How to find an iPhone X in Apple stores right now" BGR 11/10
  • "How To Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone X - Mac & Apple News, How To's, Wallpapers, and more" MacTrast 11/10
  • "Apple iPhone X - How to guide for new gestures, Face ID, Animojis and Portrait Lighting" Express UK 11/10
  • "How to always show notification previews on iPhone X Lock screen" iDownload Blog 11/10
  • "How to use multitasking and fast app switching on iPhone X" iMore 11/10
  • "How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to work in bed with your face in a pillow" BGR 11/10
  • "How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS" 9to5Mac 11/10
  • "Apple iPhone X tips & tricks" GSMArena 9:38 PM
  • "Quick Tip: How to make Face ID more accurate" Cult of Mac 11/10
  • "Quick Tip: How to scroll to the top on iPhone X" Cult of Mac 11/10
  • "Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered" OS X Daily 11/10
  • "You do not want to break your iPhone X screen without AppleCare" Quartz 8:30 AM
  • "What designers can learn from the iPhone X: 3 design take aways from Apple's latest smartphone" 4:57 PM
  • "Right On Cue, DOJ Says Encryption 'Surely Costs Lives'" The Mac Observer 11/10
  • "The ten biggest Apple fails" Mashable 11/10
  • "With iPhone X Shipping, the Competition Can Just Throw in the Towel" The Mac Observer 11/10
  • "Apple Park Architect Credits Jony Ive's Design Team as Cocreators of Steve Jobs Theater" The Mac Observer 11/10
  • "Next-Gen iPad with Face ID, Edge-to-Edge Display Rumored for 2018" iDrop News 11/10
  • "iPhone X Has Successfully Been Jailbroken, But Does It Matter?" iDrop News 11/10
  • "The iPhone X might've just gotten its first 'gate'" BGR 11/10
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s iPhone X Doesn't Have Better Battery Life" The Motley Fool 11/10
  • "Apple: Betting big on AR" Macworld 11/10
  • "Face ID's Innovation: Continuous Authentication" TidBITS 11/10
  • "Opinion: Why the home indicator is an essential part of the iPhone X interface" 9to5Mac 11/10
  • "Is Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook Right to Mock Doubters?" The Motley Fool 11/10
  • "Repatriation: GOP split on tax that affects Apple most" Apple 3.0 11/10
  • "Is the iPhone's Camera Finally Good Enough? Reviewers have lots of praise for the iPhone X—but that selfie might feel too accurate for comfort." Slate 11/10
  • "DRmare for Windows converts iTunes video so you can watch on any device: If you want to watch your iTunes videos on any device, including non-Apple gadgets, you have to jump through some hoops, but the DRmare Windows app streamlines that process." iMore 4:35 PM
  • "Viewsnight: 'If it's censorship you want, don't leave it to Facebook'" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "It's time to stop trusting Google search already" The Verge 11/10
  • "Buying USB-C earbuds for my Pixel 2 was incredibly annoying and expensive" The Verge 11/10
  • "Ohio State had a bit of fun at Apple's expense during today's game against MSU: There's no 'A[?]' in team" The Verge 4:10 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS App Store Gets 'This Weekend Only' Deals Section As A Replacement For Free 'App Of The Week' Feature" Redmond Pie 10:56 AM
  • "Coming November 11: Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:55 AM
  • "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!!! - The TouchArcade Show #330" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "'Hero Emblems 2' Pushed Back to 2018, Fantastic New Gameplay Trailer Released" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "'World of Tanks' Blitz Twister Cup Finals Happening Tomorrow" Touch Arcade 11/10
  • "Sonnet now shipping eGFX Breakaway Box 550 external GPU with 87W power delivery" 9to5Mac 11/10
  • "Forget standing desks, the biking desk is here (and on sale)" Mashable 11/10
  • "[The Inner World - The Last Windmonk] The Charming Adventure Game Is Coming to iOS on November 22nd" Headup Games 11/10
  • "Apple updates Clips app with iPhone X exclusive 'Scenes' feature" iLounge 11/10
  • "Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub" AppleInsider 11/10
  • "Swiftkey iOS & Android update adds user photos to keyboard design" OnMSFT 11/10
  • "The Apple App Store Is Now Offering Weekend Deals" AppAdvice 11/10
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to 'get a real computer'/Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn't entirely impressed." CNET 6:57 PM
  • "New Microsoft Word attacks infect PCs sans macros: Microsoft tells customers how to spot and block attacks." Morningstar 9:05 AM
  • "I spent a day working in Windows 10 Mixed Reality: Not recommended." Engadget 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is Refunding People Who Pre-Ordered AOE: Definitive Edition" Gameranx 9:01 PM
  • "Gigabyte launches Aorus Z370 motherboards: New motherboard array based on the Intel Z370 chipset" ITP Technology 9:37 PM
  • "NVIDIA CEO Calls AMD Partnership With Intel For Radeon GPUs A Losing Strategy" HotHardware 5:54 PM
  • "China: 2018 could see online mobile payments rise" Neowin 6:26 PM
  • "IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype" Bloomberg 11/10
  • "IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "IBM's processor pushes quantum computing closer to 'supremacy'" Engadget 11/10
  • "IBM Announces Two Fancy New Quantum Computers" Gizmodo 11/10
  • "IBM outlines 50 qubit quantum computing prototype" ZDNet 11/10
  • "IBM gives clients new control over data as GDPR approaches" ITProPortal 11/10
  • "IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica" Quartz 11/10
  • "What do Microsoft's highly secure Windows 10 device standards tell us?" Sophos 11/10
  • "Here's How Microsoft and Google are Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud" Bloomberg 11/10
  • "A critical look at the Microsoft Courier" MSPoweruser 11/10
  • "Microsoft being sued, Some Windows phones possibly infringed on patents" OnMSFT 11/10
  • "HP's business laptop stands above the rest – All Hands on Tech" ITBusiness Canada 11/10
  • "Dell and HPE-backed Big Switch launches partner programme" CRN UK 11/10
  • "Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server" Techdirt 11/10
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Now Available in 750GB Version for roughly 3000 Euro" Guru3D 11/10
  • "New Intel Graphics Driver adds 4K HDR streaming support" gHacks 11/10
  • "AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia - Video" ZDNet 11/10
  • "How AMD Has Overcome Its Previous Issues" Forbes 11/10
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-G & AMD 4GB HBM GPU Pictured, Is This Vega 11?" WCCFTech 11/10
  • "Leak reveals the Intel and AMD lovechild in all its Kaby Lake G(lory)" Neowin 11/10
  • "Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a 'great loss' and Intel is playing GPU catch-up" TechRadar UK 11/10
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X wins CES Best of Innovation award" PC Retail 11/10
  • "A deep dive into Cisco's intent-based networking" Network World 11/10
  • "OpenStack adoption grows into multi-cloud formations" ZDNet 8:51 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "IPhone X Deal Caps Off Busy Week for Apple" Fortune 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's US Cash Generation Fell By $10B In Fiscal 2017" Forbes 11/10
  • "Who are Apple's Main Competitors in the Tech Industry?" Investopedia 11/10
  • "Apple Could Gain Another 12% From Here, TheStreet's Guilfoyle Says: New iPhone X and ongoing servicing of current Apple users should drive the stock higher." TheStreet 11/10
Industry News
  • "Dow's 8-week rally comes to an end as tax-delay concerns persist: Disney, J.C. Penney rally after results; health care sector stumbles" MarketWatch 11/10
  • "Dow Snags First Weekly Loss Since September as Tax Woes Pile High: Stocks finished the trading week mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 lower and the Nasdaq slightly higher." TheStreet 11/10
  • "US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall" Associated Press 11/10
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Week Winning Streak: Tax reform proposed by Senate Republicans differs from the House plan, raising worries on prospects for a bill" [Paid Membership Required] 11/10
  • "European stocks suffer worst week in 3 months, hurt by earnings and stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, marking their worst weekly drop in three months by rounding it off with a disappointing outlook from Cartier parent Richemont and lingering concerns about tax-cut legislation in the U.S." MarketWatch 11/10

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