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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.

  • "Ireland's strange love-hate relationship with Apple"  RTÉ 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's 'geniuses' are straining under the iPhone's success, but revamped stores could ease the pressure" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "A Dare To Congress: Go Ahead, Vote A Golden Key Encryption Law!" ["We recall how this ended. After threats of legal action against Apple management, the FBI backed off, probably fearful of the PR consequences. Imagine Tim Cook in a perp walk after having been found in contempt of court for defending his customers' privacy. A nightmare for the feds, a dream for Apple PR. Ultimately, Comey's people found someone to hack the phone — an Israeli firm according to rumor — but they discovered nothing of consequence...and spent a seven figure sum in the process."]  Monday Note 7:24 PM
  • "iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8"  AppleInsider 11/11
  • "KGI: iPhone X demand & growth strong into 2018, iPhone 8 Plus selling better than expected" 9to5Mac 11/11
  • "Hello, again: Re-introducing the iPhone"  Macworld 11/11
  • "iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating"  AppleInsider 11/11
  • "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 11/11
Press Releases
  • "PhotoBee can help you find lost photos, videos in macOS Messages" Apple World Today 11/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The iPhone X's Face ID can be broken — with a 3D printer and a lot of time" BGR 8:10 AM
  • "Walmart refunds money to buyer who says iPad box held flour" Associated Press 11/11
  • "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
  • "Qualcomm plans to reject Broadcom's takeover bid: It wants more cash before it gives up its independence." Engadget 8:22 PM
  • "Bitcoin rival doubles in price in four days as Bitcoin price slumps: With Bitcoin mired in controversy, a rival called Bitcoin Cash is gaining ground." Ars Technica 6:09 PM
  • "Google Promises Fix For Pixel 2 XL Phones That Have Unresponsive Screens" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "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 11/11
  • "Disney CEO says their streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix: Partially because it'll have less content than Netflix." Engadget 11/11
  • "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
  • "The Rebound 161: Buttons More Buttony" Six Colors 7:37 PM
  • "#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 11/11
  • "iPhone X demand remains strong as Apple prepares to boost production" BGR 11/11
  • "iPhone 8 Production Said to Drop Significantly Given Popularity of iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X" MacRumors 11/11
  • "Here's iOS 11.2 Beta 3 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 11/11
  • "Green Line Of Death Plaguing iPhone X Displays" Tech Times 11/11
  • "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
  • "Some iPhone X users experiencing distortion & buzzing sounds from earpiece speaker" 9to5Mac 1:13 PM
  • "Weird, Green Vertical Line Affects Some iPhone Xs: If you have suddenly encountered a persistent, bright green line on the display of your iPhone X, it's time to make an appointment with the Apple Store." PC Magazine 12:13 PM
  • "iPhone X is unresponsive in the cold and has a green line screen problem" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "What to do if your brand-new iPhone drowns like ours did: Cameras on 'waterproof' phones shouldn't look like this." CNET 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple 'Black Friday' 2017: New iPad, iPhone, MacBook Deals Confirmed" Forbes 9:17 PM
  • "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

  • "Video - One week using the iPhone X versus the iPhone 8 Plus"  AppleInsider 6:53 PM
  • "Review: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-on" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X Honeymoon Phase: What a learning curve!" Pocketnow 1:07 PM
  • "Best alternatives to iPhone X: The iPhone X may be the best iPhone ever, but it's not the best for everyone." iMore 8:09 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: Seaboard Block brings 5D MIDI touch control to an affordable price tag" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "3 Things I Like About the Apple iPhone X: No home button. No problem." The Motley Fool 11/11
  • "Thanks To OLED Display, iPhone X With 'Dark Mode' Enabled Increases Battery Life Up To 60%" Redmond Pie 11/11
  • "iPhone X: 8 first impressions after a week with Apple's new flagship" 9to5Mac 11/11
  • "iPhone X Review: Five Raves, Two Rants"  Forbes 11/11
  • "I upgraded from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X and I'm so glad I did" Business Insider 11/11
  • "Photographer pits iPhone X Portrait Lighting against real studio lighting [Video] 9to5Mac 11/11
  • "Apple's iPhone X Includes Innovative Features You May Even Find Useful" eWeek 11/11
  • "Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps" AppleInsider 11/11
  • "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
  • "11 Best Games for the iPhone X" Tom's Guide 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Released iOS 11.1.1 — Things You Must Know" Social Barrel 7:41 AM
  • "Apple iOS 11.1.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?" Forbes 11/11
  • "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 transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone: What's the easiest and best way to transfer all your data from your old iPhone to your brand new iPhone 7? This way!" iMore 1:49 PM
  • "How to fix iOS 11 and iPhone X battery life problems: How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!" iMore 1:25 PM
  • "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 11/11
  • "How To Hide The iPhone X Notch From Your Screen" AddictiveTips 11/11
  • "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 11/11
  • "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
  • "iPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask" SlashGear 8:01 AM
  • "You do not want to break your iPhone X screen without AppleCare" Quartz 11/11
  • "What designers can learn from the iPhone X: 3 design take aways from Apple's latest smartphone" 11/11
  • "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 11/11
  • "Viewsnight: 'If it's censorship you want, don't leave it to Facebook'" BBC 11/11
  • "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 11/11
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "soundfruuze 1.2 brings some new 'lane types' to Alexey Nadzharov's experimental live looper" createdigitalmusic 4:05 PM
  • "American Vogue collaborates with Apple to roll out augmented reality features on iPhone X" The Drum 7:56 AM
  • "iOS App Store Gets 'This Weekend Only' Deals Section As A Replacement For Free 'App Of The Week' Feature" Redmond Pie 11/11
  • "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 11/11
  • "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 Nadella Mocks iPad Users Telling Them To 'Get A Real Computer'" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "You can still pick up the Xbox One X from Microsoft Stores and Amazon" Neowin 7:42 AM
  • "LinkedIn Restricts Job-Posting Features in China After Pressure From Authorities" Gizmodo 12:12 PM
  • "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 11/11
  • "New Microsoft Word attacks infect PCs sans macros: Microsoft tells customers how to spot and block attacks." Morningstar 11/11
  • "I spent a day working in Windows 10 Mixed Reality: Not recommended." Engadget 11/11
  • "Microsoft is Refunding People Who Pre-Ordered AOE: Definitive Edition" Gameranx 11/11
  • "Gigabyte launches Aorus Z370 motherboards: New motherboard array based on the Intel Z370 chipset" ITP Technology 11/11
  • "NVIDIA CEO Calls AMD Partnership With Intel For Radeon GPUs A Losing Strategy" HotHardware 11/11
  • "China: 2018 could see online mobile payments rise" Neowin 11/11
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "IPhone X Deal Caps Off Busy Week for Apple" Fortune 11/11
  • "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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