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Weekend Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

  • "Apple, Google, and the constant chase for tech that can't be reverse-engineered: The future of premium smartphones is a machine-learning battle"  The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "Will Apple Overtake Samsung in Smartphone Sales?" Market Realist 12:03 PM
  • "Is the Face ID discussion warranted or a secret case of Apple envy?"  iDownload Blog 6:46 AM
  • "What problems will Apple's AR glasses need to solve? While it may be fun to explore virtual worlds and learn more about this one while wearing Apple's AR glasses, what problems will they actually solve?" Computerworld 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.3.2 Developer Beta 3" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "Resolving Wi-Fi Issues in macOS High Sierra" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 review: Photo editor gets into the AI spirit with a solid grip on emerging tech" Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "Converting fractions to decimal values" Dr. Drang 7:15 AM
  • "How to change which app opens a file in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
  • "Start Screen Saver With a Button" MacMost 10:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "iNotepad for the Mac simplifies managing multiple texts in a single document" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests" TechCrunch 6:31 PM
  • "New study shows how Apple Watch can be used to detect sleep apnea &¬†hypertension" 9to5Mac 9:20 PM
  • "iPhone X likely to be hurting iPhone 8 sales more than originally thought" Cult of Mac 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella To iPad Users: 'Get A Real Computer'"  Tech Times 6:42 AM
  • "Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters" AppleInsider 11:47 AM
  • "Apple launching first redesigned Apple Store in Australia on November 24" 9to5Mac 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps save kitesurfer in shark infested waters"  Cult of Mac 7:01 AM
  • "College football fans troll Apple"  GSMArena 6:44 AM
  • "Before the spaceship: A look back at the previous campuses that Apple called home" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "London's flagship Apple store ransacked by moped gang: ten thugs steal thousands of pounds of iPhones and iPads" London Evening Standard 2:58 PM
  • "Apple's Flagship Store in London Got Raided by a Scooter Gang Wielding Hammers" Fortune 2:57 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple demands big damages from Samsung" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Call with Apple Watch Series 3 saves kitesurfer from shark-infested waters" AppleInsider 9:20 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Buys Lord of the Rings TV Series with Pre-Fellowship Stories" The Mac Observer 5:32 PM
  • "Amazon Prepping Free Version Of Prime Video Supported By Ads: Report" HotHardware 5:01 PM
  • "EA response to 'Battlefront II' complaint is the most downvoted comment in Reddit history" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "More phones and cameras need the Pixel 2's shake-free video recording" The Next Web 6:56 AM
  • "Google's about to kill many Android apps that use Accessibility Services" The Next Web 6:55 AM
  • "Roku wants to be the next big smart TV software platform" Axios 6:55 AM
  • "#167: The White Room of My Mind/Jumping off from two Bloomberg reports about Apple hardware, Myke and Jason discuss the future of the iPad Pro and what in the world Apple is thinking as it develops an augmented-reality headset. We've also got updates on Apple's television venture, the future and influence of the iPhone X, and Apple Pay for iMessage." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:34 PM
  • "The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #1" MacVoices 2:29 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview With Mac Observer's Editor-in-Chief Bryan Chaffin" The Mac Observer 1:08 PM
  • "We're a little bit tippy this week." The MT Show 9:26 AM
  • "6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch"  AppleInsider 10:39 AM
  • "KGI: Apple to Launch 6.5-Inch 'iPhone X Plus' Next Year Alongside 5.8-Inch OLED and 6.1-Inch LCD Models" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Apple Will Reportedly Launch 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus And Cheaper 'Notched' LCD Model In 2018" HotHardware 5:12 PM
  • "iPhone X suffers first-generation teething troubles" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Dozens of iPhone X users are reporting crackling speakers" TechRadar UK 6:44 AM
  • "Some iPhone X units suffer from crackling speakers at high volume" Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Future HomePod Models Could Include Face ID Technology" MacRumors 8:56 AM
  • "A woman used makeup to trick the iPhone X's facial recognition feature — and it worked"  Business Insider 10:09 AM
  • "Watch this drag queen put the iPhone X's Face ID to the test" Mashable 11:14 AM
  • "Hackers just broke the iPhone X's Face ID using a 3D-printed mask UK" Wired UK 6:46 AM
  • "This $150 mask beat Face ID on the iPhone X" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "Cybersecurity experts 'beat' Face ID with carefully constructed 3D mask" 9to5Mac 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers" MacRumors 12:20 PM
  • "Apple releases third betas of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2 & tvOS 11.2" iDownload Blog 12:26 PM
  • "iOS 11.2 Beta 3 Introduces Pop-up to Explain Control Center Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Functionality" MacRumors 1:39 PM
  • "YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Users report battery drain with YouTube app on iOS 11" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Is YouTube draining your iPhone battery? You're not alone" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone battery drain, overheating being caused by YouTube's iOS app" BGR 8:04 PM
  • "iPhone X Problems: How to Fix them" iPhone Hacks 6:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple's 2017 Extended Holiday Return Policy to Begin November 25" MacTrast 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM

  • "iPhone X: The Android Central review" ["The reliability has been close to perfect for me; whether indoors or in bright sun, the screen turns on as I take it out of my pocket, or I tap it once to turn on the display, lift it slightly towards me, and it unlocks. ... Neither of Samsung's facial biometric solutions works reliably enough outside for my liking."]  Android Central 8:11 AM
  • "10 days with the iPhone X: My joy of smartphones restored/I've used hundreds of handheld devices over the past 20 years and a select few have brought me sheer joy. The iPhone X arrived on November 3 and it has me as excited as I was 10 years ago when the first iPhone launched." ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X review: This is as good as it gets" ZDNet 6:42 AM
  • "iPhone X + Halloween = How the newest iPhone's camera captured October 31, 2017" iMore 12:14 PM
  • "iPhone 6s Plus review: is the 2015 device worth buying? Don't be fooled by its looks, this is still an impressive phablet" IT PRO 6:45 AM
  • "Samsung's Gear Sport Is Easier to Use Than the Apple Watch, But Where Are my Damn Apps?" ["Compatible with Galaxy phones on Android 4.3 and later, other Android phones running Android 4.4 or later, and iPhones with iOS 9 or later."] Gizmodo UK 6:42 AM
  • "This Smartwatch Is Powered by Body Heat, and That's Cool as Hell" Gizmodo 1:42 PM
  • "Review: Brydge 10.5 Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Apple World Today 1:40 PM
  • "Review: JBL Link10 Voice-activated Portable Speaker" iLounge 12:33 PM
  • "Review: 36-Hours With Google's Pixel Buds" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Axios Review: Pixel Buds are powerful, but lack Apple's simplicity" Axios 7:45 AM
  • "Halo+ Smart Smoke & CO Alarm with Weather Alerts review: A pricey alternative to the Nest Protect" TechHive 6:39 AM
  • "Nest Protect review: No-nonsense 'smart' smoke and carbon-monoxide detection" TechHive 6:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in iOS 11.2 beta 3? Hands-on with changes and features¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 8:53 PM
  • "Hands-On With Apple's Updated Clips App on iPhone X" MacRumors 6:28 PM
  • "Venmo review: An app that makes it easy—and social—to split the check" PCWorld 6:31 AM
  • "PayPal review: A safe but costly mobile payment app" PCWorld 6:31 AM
  • "Google Wallet review: Easy money sending and bill splitting, if you're on iOS" PCWorld 6:31 AM
  • "Square Cash review: A simple, versatile mobile payment app" PCWorld 6:31 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger for payments review: A no-frills way to send cash to Facebook friends" PCWorld 6:31 AM
  • "Snapcash review: Send cash to Snapchatters in a snap, or with a swipe" PCWorld 6:30 AM
  • "Zelle review: Instant cash, as long as you've using the right bank" PCWorld 6:30 AM
  • "Canva lets you create beautiful graphics with ease on iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 6:56 AM
  • "How to download tvOS 11.2 public beta 3 to your Apple TV: Want to see what's going with tvOS 11? The public beta is now available. Here's how to download it!" iMore 6:54 PM
  • "How to Recycle Your Old iPhone" iMore 2:34 PM
  • "How to download iOS 11.2 public beta 3 to your iPhone or iPad: Itching to try out iOS 11? The public beta is now available. Here's how to download it!" iMore 6:54 PM
  • "How to move from an individual iCloud Account to Family Sharing" iMore 12:03 PM
  • "How to Disable Auto HDR in iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus" WCCFTech 8:35 AM
  • "How to Shut Down iPhone or iPad Without Using the Power Button" WCCFTech 8:35 AM
  • "Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "This awesome tip will help Face ID on the iPhone X work flawlessly" BGR 12:03 PM
  • "Report: Next-gen HomePod will have Face ID because sure why not" BGR 9:21 PM
  • "You probably don't need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone X's Face ID with a mask" TechCrunch 3:48 PM
  • "I only needed a minute to ruin my iPhone X, and you probably ruined yours too" BGR 3:22 PM
  • "iPhone X owners: Please, please, please don't be idiots, and do this" Mashable 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone X Software Annoyances That Apple Should Fix Immediately" AppAdvice 9:46 AM
  • "The mythical 'iPhone killer' finally exists" BGR 9:46 AM
  • "Apple's 'geniuses' are straining under the iPhone's success, but revamped stores could ease the pressure" The Loop 9:46 AM
  • "iPhone X's Face ID supposedly got hacked. We have questions" CNET 1:39 PM
  • "Apple Face ID 'Fooled' By $150 Mask -- But Big Questions Remain" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "iPad X concept looks edge-to-edge gorgeous" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Opinion: Breadcrumb back button navigation on iPhone X is strangely 'undesigned'"  9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Face ID Hacked, But it Isn't as Big a Deal as You Think" The Mac Observer 9:28 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone X, Apple May Be Looking Ahead to This" The Motley Fool 8:09 AM
  • "Five ways Apple could improve iPhone X usability"  iMore 7:45 AM
  • "Things that Apple didn't tell about iPhone X" DailyTech 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's P2P is a damp squib – and here's why"  TechWire Asia 6:44 AM
  • "5 Reasons the iPhone 8 Plus is Better Than the iPhone X" iPhone Hacks 6:26 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Op-Ed: iOutta Control" YMP Now 6:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'HQ Live Trivia Show' Continues to Grow—Is This the Start of a New Mobile Genre?" Touch Arcade 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Available With New Midnight Fog Band Starting Tomorrow" MacRumors 9:46 AM
  • "Nike debuts new Midnight Fog edition of the Apple Watch Series 3" Neowin 6:25 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 13: Bob LeVitus, Office Alternatives, iOS Photos, New Apple Products" The MUG Center 9:05 AM
  • "Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Smashes Its Way Onto Steam" Reverb 8:07 AM
  • "Forget Pokémon Go – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic's next potential AR obsession" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Notch Remover is another iOS app gunning for iPhone X symmetry" phoneArena 6:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM To Place 20 Qubit Quantum Computer In The Cloud" Silicon UK 8:59 AM
  • "IBM puts 20-qubit quantum computer in the cloud" IT PRO 8:57 AM
  • "IBM's Quantum Computer Goes Commercial" EE Times 8:57 AM
  • "IBM ditches $1m annual Helvetica bill with new font" Creative Bloq 8:58 AM
  • "IBM creates 150 jobs at new digital delivery centre" Tech Central 8:58 AM
  • "The Xbox One X Presents Microsoft With A Problem And An Opportunity" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Get to know the Chocolatey package manager for Windows" Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20,000-acre smart city" Neowin 7:57 PM
  • "Rackspace partners with HPE to introduce pay-as-you-go private cloud" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Esri Taps Mobileye Sensors To Turn Transit Fleets Into Rolling Data Feeds" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 42: Intel with Radeon Graphics" AnandTech 8:53 AM
  • "The Full Nerd episode 35: Intel and AMD join forces, reader question extravaganza" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "The best SSDs of 2017" PCWorld 12:37 PM
  • "Intel CPUs since Skylake susceptible to USB vulnerability" Guru3D 8:52 AM
  • "Intel SSD 900P review: Optane finally starts to live up to the hype" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "AMD Named 'Brand of the Year' in Trusted Reviews 'Best Tech 2017 Awards'" Globe News Wire 8:47 AM
  • "New Servers Based on AMD EPYC and AMD Radeon Instinct Platforms Appear at SC17" CDR Info 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Announces Wider EPYC Availability and ROCm 1.7 with TensorFlow Support" AnandTech 8:47 AM
  • "Could this be our first look at Intel and AMD's new chip?" TechSpot 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle teams up with Japanese utilities in major CO2 reduction push" Power Engineering 8:44 AM
  • "Google and CISCO to explore how data can transform digital building process" Specification Online 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco: Most IoT projects are failing due to lack of experience and security" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "China Trounces US on Top500 Supercomputer List" PC Magazine 3:52 PM
  • "Micron Unveils New Persistent Memory with 32GB NVDIMM" eWeek 5:36 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Is at New Heights. Go Long With Low Risk!" InvestorPlace 10:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end the day modestly higher; Mattel soars and GE drops" Associated Press 8:59 PM
  • "Stocks eke out gains as investors await clarity on tax plan: GE tumbles to 5-year low after dividend cut" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Two-Day Losing Streak Even as GE Logs Worst Day Since 2009: Wall Street kicks off the session with uncertain trading before turning modestly higher and snapping a two-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street ticks up, GE drops after slashing dividend" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up to Start the Week: U.S. stock indexes inched higher Monday following a flurry of corporate news." [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei suffers worst loss in 7 months: Tech Stocks help Hang Seng Index notch modest gain" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks end lower for 5th straight session as Brexit worries, earnings weigh: European stocks on Monday closed lower for a fifth straight session, after French utility Electricite de France SA issued a profit warning, and on concerns about Brexit weighing on growth prospects for the eurozone." MarketWatch 11:57 AM

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