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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.

  • "Our First Hints At How the Next iPhone Will Be Different: The iPhone X just came out, but it's not too early to start thinking about what Apple will offer in 2018 and 2019."  Slate 7:46 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator"  Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "How Apple May Be Thinking About AR Glasses"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:46 AM
  • "Apple could launch video streaming to rival Netflix while Facebook could do pay-per-view, analysts predict"  CNBC 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Could Launch a Netflix Competitor in 2018: Analyst" Investopedia 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's Content Distribution Dilemma"  Tech.pinions 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 44 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:48 PM
  • "How Final Cut Pro X has helped Norway's biggest newspaper to also become a successful broadcaster" 8:23 AM
  • "Lock it down: The macOS security guide" Computerworld 8:22 AM
  • "The Key to Getting Shadow-Free Mac Screenshots: Q. How do you take a screenshot of just a single window on the Mac, and is there a way to get rid of that fake shadow around it?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "More Adventures With the macOS High Sierra Install" The Mac Observer 3:28 PM
  • "12 Ways to Open Files on a Mac" Intego 1:35 PM
  • "Guide to Mac Screen Shots" MacMost 10:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "AU: Autodesk Previews Next-Gen BIM 360 Platform for AEC Industry" Architosh 5:25 PM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 11.1 (High Sierra Edition)" Maintain 10:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A brief tour of Apple Park's Visitor Center, opening Nov. 17"  iMore 7:38 AM
  • "Apple under investigation in patent dispute on multiple devices" CNET 9:56 AM
  • "Apple under investigation for patent infringement" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Seizes Lead in Wearables Market as Fitbit Falters" 24/7 Wall St. 8:46 AM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers" PC Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "GymKit launches today in Australia, automatically sync workout data between Apple Watch and gym equipment" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "15 Mac-tastic Gifts for People Who Worship All Things Apple" Wired 8:15 AM
  • "Can smartphones die in the bitter cold? Some of Apple's iPhone X's didn't work immediately when the temperature dropped. Sounds alarming, right? Apple's promise of a software update to its latest phone, to fix a problem reported by some users that they don't respond when suddenly exposed to frigid weather, raises the question of whether these increasingly sophisticated devices are rugged enough for extreme temperatures. It turns out most major manufacturers, including Apple, suggest their devices work best in the climate our bodies also prefer - and when it gets frigid, to turn the phone off (and head inside)."  MCT 3:47 PM
  • "Tim Cook tweets congratulations to Australia but uses NZ flag" CNET 8:46 AM
  • "Shot on an iPhone, Steven Soderbergh's 'Unsane' is set for a 2018 release" Digital Trends 3:32 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: These are 2 essential ingredients for success" CNBC 10:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "BlueBorne Exploit Could Have Exposed 20 Million Amazon Echo And Google Home Devices To Bluetooth Attacks" HotHardware 5:04 PM
  • "Google Fiber now sells $55-per-month gigabit Internet (in one city): $55 gigabit available in San Antonio while people in other cities pay $70." Ars Technica 4:56 PM
  • "EA haters started a campaign to stop parents from buying 'Star Wars Battlefront II'" Mashable 2:32 PM
  • "YouTube videos of children are plagued by sexual comments" The Verge 2:01 PM
  • "Google: There are 1.9 billion usernames and passwords on the black market" V3 9:51 AM
  • "Samsung will reportedly release not two, but three new all-screen Galaxy S9 models" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Google Drive is down across the U.S." Mashable 3:37 PM
  • "Just Google It: A Short History of a Newfound Verb" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Call to ban sale of IoT toys with proven security flaws" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Amazon reportedly cancels plans for 'skinny bundle' TV service, echoing Apple's rumored TV attempts" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Wearable Market Breakdown, Harry Potter AR, iPhone X Camera -ACM 437" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "#215: Exactly What A Spy Would Say/Face ID spoofing, Facebook wants your nude pictures, whether we'd leave Twitter, and what we'd like to see Apple change for the iPhone X." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:32 PM
  • "Macworld's December digital magazine: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus reviewed" Macworld 1:34 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 31 – What Makes an App Sticky?" MacStories 9:51 AM
  • "#168: My Bedroom Has Become a Museum/Control Center is broken, Myke is broken and Spotify is broken." Relay FM 8:21 AM
  • "2018 iPad Pro Models Could Have Very Fast Octa-Core A11X Bionic Chip" MacRumors 9:00 AM
  • "Suspect report says Apple's A11X Bionic chip will arrive with new iPad Pro by Q2 2018" 9to5Mac 1:05 PM
  • "TrendForce Reports a 0.7% YoY Growth beyond Expectation for 2017 Notebook Shipments; Apple Exceeded ASUS to Rank No. 4" TrendForce 7:49 AM
  • "Strong Demand for MacBook Pro Increases Apple's Notebook Market Share in Last Quarter" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Apple takes fourth place in global laptop shipments in Q3, thanks to new MacBook Pro models" 9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Apple says the reports that Animoji doesn't require iPhone X are false" Business Insider 3:33 PM
  • "Apple denies reports that Animoji doesn't require iPhone X's TrueDepth camera" iDownload Blog 3:32 PM
  • "iPhone X shipments from Apple improve to 2-3 weeks in US" AppleInsider 1:05 PM
  • "iPhone X Shipment Dates Improve to 2-3 Weeks in the United States, Canada" AppAdvice 2:32 PM
  • "iPhone X exclusive Animoji might not even need Face ID's TrueDepth camera to work" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Just how fast is 'faster wireless charging' in iOS 11.2?" Birchtree 8:34 AM
  • "How to fix predictive emoji keyboard not working on iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The best iPad, laptop, desktop Black Friday deals from Sam's Club, BJ's Warehouse" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM

  • "Apple iPhone X review: Stylish smartphone with stellar display, powerful performance" Financial Express 3:47 PM
  • "iPhone X Review: One week with the world's best smartphone" BGR 12:47 PM
  • "iPhone X Review: Here's What Apple Gets Right, And Wrong" The Mac Observer 9:54 AM
  • "iPhone X versus Android's best: A surprisingly lopsided affair" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Battle Of The Displays: Razer Phone Vs. iPhone X" Digital Trends 3:33 PM
  • "iPhone X or dSLR: Which do you like more?" [Video] CNET 7:47 AM
  • "Google Pixel Buds Review: Lost in Translation" SlashGear 1:05 PM
  • "Google Pixel Buds review: The best wireless earbuds for Pixel owners" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "Ranger iPhone X case looks great, but is a bit too small" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "Guardzilla 360 review: This security cam monitors an entire room, but its unpolished app spoils the experience" ["The Guardzilla app was more problematic. I used the iOS version, and while the dated design can be overlooked, other quirks are harder to ignore. While some camera features--like the livestream, arming and disarming, and event history--are visible and clearly labeled on the home screen, others are obscurely nested in the settings menu."] TechHive 7:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to add an on-screen home button to your iPhone X" Cult of Mac 3:32 PM
  • "How to buy apps with iPhone X using Face ID" iDownload Blog 2:00 PM
  • "How to speed up Face ID by switching off attention awareness" Cult of Mac 1:34 PM
  • "How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 1:34 PM
  • "How to take great Portrait Lighting selfies with iPhone X" iMore 11:11 AM
  • "How To Navigate With Gestures On The Apple iPhone X" Forbes 11:10 AM
  • "How to Scan QR Codes using iPhone, iPad" Apple Must 10:12 AM
  • "How To Turn On the iPhone's One-Handed Keyboard in iOS 11 News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:40 AM
  • "How to unlock, then get to the Home screen on the iPhone X" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
  • "How to keep personal messages from showing up on a shared iPad" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "Is your iPhone dropping calls on AT&T? Here's the fix! If you're experiencing issues with dropped calls on AT&T, this might alleviate your stress temporarily until AT&T's back up and running." iMore 7:25 PM
  • "Should you buy AppleCare+ for your iPhone X? It depends" 9to5Mac 5:14 PM
  • "How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family" AppleInsider 2:32 PM
  • "PSA: How Animoji uses iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
  • "AirPlay 2: Everything we know about Apple's upgraded wireless audio streaming feature" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Need a Portable iPhone Stand? Use an AirPods Case! Apple isn't known for giving stuff away for free, but it turns out the AirPods case doubles as an iPhone stand." PC Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "The difference between 'Downloaded' and 'Install' on iOS updates" Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "Care about download speeds? The iPhone X may not be for you" MSPoweruser 3:47 PM
  • "Marco Arment Argues the 2012—2015 MacBook Pro is 'Best Laptop That Has Ever Existed'" MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "Can Clips Be a Modern Day Photo Booth?" MacStories 1:45 PM
  • "A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No./It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 1:05 PM
  • "Why It Does Not Matter If Walmart Pay Is More Popular Than Apple Pay" Forbes 12:27 PM
  • "Like it or Not, Apple is Usually Right (Premium): Apple is a divisive company, but it makes some of the best hardware in the industry. Why? Because it almost always makes the right decisions."  Thurrott 10:57 AM
  • "You probably don't need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone X's Face ID with a mask" The Loop 9:56 AM
  • "3 Family-Friendly iPhone X Features You Might Have Missed" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "6 reasons why the iPhone X is better than the Pixel 2" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Analysis: When Siri comes for your job"  RTÉ 9:15 AM
  • "Opinion: Here's how Apple gets to a $2 trillion market value"  MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "A trip to New York and a dead iPhone" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Here's what the Galaxy S9 might look like if Samsung copies the iPhone X" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (31): iPhone X Arrival -For and Against" eXtensions 7:39 AM
  • "Two Close Encounters with a Verizon Wireless Sales Person | The Tech Night Owl — Cutting-Edge Tech Commentary" The Tech Night Owl 7:41 AM
  • "In Small Talk, you chit-chat your way through the end of the world" VentureBeat 9:54 PM
  • "The Curious Case Of The 'EA Game Dev' Who Said He Received Death Threats" Kotaku 12:23 PM
  • "Star Wars Battlefront 2's Loot Boxes Feel Like A Fork In The Road For Video Games" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "You're not alone, no one reads terms of service agreements" Business Insider 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Yonac launch their latest iOS synth Kauldron with a unique AI, Spawn 2" createdigitalmusic 5:27 PM
  • "Korg's Gadget adds new synths and more in 3.5, plus it's half price right now" createdigitalmusic 5:11 PM
  • "LIFX launches HomeKit-compatible LED light strips, add-on bridge for older setups" AppleInsider 3:41 PM
  • "This iPhone case doubles as a lint roller" The Verge 2:32 PM
  • "Imagination is a gift. Bring the magic of the holidays to life with a gift that lets everyone dream big." Apple 11:57 AM
  • "Apple Shares 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Best iPhone, iPad, Mac And Apple Watch Accessories" WCCFTech 9:52 PM
  • "Samsung makes my favorite wireless charger for the iPhone X" The Verge 11:45 AM
  • "Bebop Sensors Announces Forte Data Glove For AR/VR Applications, Environments, & Gaming" Thomas PR 11:11 AM
  • "Apple now carries its own variant of the DJI Mavic Pro in Alpine White" Neowin 5:23 PM
  • "DJI offers limited edition Alpine White Mavic Pro drone as Apple Store exclusive" 9to5Mac 10:46 AM
  • "The best deals on the App Store this week - November 14" 148Apps 8:25 AM
  • "Star Micronics announces first AirPrint-certified point-of-sale receipt printer" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Codiant Announces the Launch of Its Robust Taxi App Development Solution" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Explaining the Future: Guide to Augmented Reality (AR) for Educators" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Mini Golf Challenge new game for iOS, Android, and Windows 10" prMac 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How a Microsoft Team Called the 'Time Lords' Watches the Clocks on Every Windows PC" Wired 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q1 Earnings Blew Estimates Away, But Is It A Good Buy Now?" Seeking Alpha 7:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 defenses open to 17-year-old Office bug, but Microsoft's just fixed it" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Visual Studio gets new tools to help developers embrace AI" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft dev tool updates improve coders' workflow with collaboration and more" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Project Honolulu Technical Preview build 01003" Neowin 5:27 PM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: HP's leak hints that new Snapdragon laptops nearing release" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "HPE is readying a product called OneSphere that could help companies manage cloud use" CNBC 9:04 AM
  • "Intel Corp. Falls Behind in Server Chip Manufacturing Tech: Qualcomm is now manufacturing data center chips with technology that delivers higher transistor density than Intel's best." The Motley Fool 9:16 AM
  • "The first Intel Z390 Coffee Lake motherboard is out in the wild... with a mystery CPU" PCGamesN 9:17 AM
  • "AMD back in HPC fray with new systems" Tech Central 9:17 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley: AMD Cryptocurrency Chip Market to Drop By 50%" Investopedia 9:04 AM
  • "Now Oracle stiffs its own sales reps to pocket their overtime, allegedly" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Cisco reports a 3 pct rise in quarterly profit" Reuters 3:31 PM
  • "Cisco Guides Return to Revenue Growth: Shares rise 4% in after-hours trading" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Cisco Jumps 4%: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Outlook Tops Consensus" Barron's 3:32 PM
  • "Cisco tops Q1 earnings targets" ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings: What to Watch/Analysts anticipate tech conglomerate will report its eighth consecutive quarterly decline" [Paid Membership Required] 10:51 AM
  • "What to watch for on Cisco's first-quarter earnings call" TheStreet 2:00 PM
  • "Cisco: Another Down Quarter for Switching and Routing, Street Focused on Software" Barron's 11:44 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Stock Poised to Network Higher" Investopedia 9:03 AM
  • "U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "27 companies join SAP's blockchain initiative" V3 9:08 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is slipping despite the news Warren Buffett added to his stake" Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "Billionaire investor George Soros dumps Apple, Snap stock but boosts stake in Amazon, Microsoft" CNBC 9:04 AM
  • "Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Apple Stock?" Zacks 8:55 AM
  • "Foxconn profits tumble on iPhone X supply chain challenges: Assembler of Apple's handset suffered idle capacity issues due to component shortages" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 have worst day since September as energy shares weigh: Dow, S&P 500 close with fourth decline in past five sessions" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Burrow Into the Red as Oil Prices Fall, Tax Reform Called Into Question: Wall Street is lower on Wednesday, as a decline in oil prices brings down stocks in the energy sector. Investors are still unsure of tax reform, too." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Wall Street falls with energy; tech weighs" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Decline as Commodity Prices Fall: Energy and mining companies are among the biggest decliners, as prices of oil and metals fall" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Nikkei faces 6th straight decline as Asian markets pull back: Falling commodity prices weigh on investors" MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Commodity rout drives European stocks toward 7th straight loss: Euro rises, grabs hold of $1.1800" MarketWatch 9:05 AM

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