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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 paid $3.3 billion in Q4 dividends as its market valuation grew $162B larger than Google"  AppleInsider 7:45 PM
  • "How Apple turns boring tech chores into exciting key features: Apple has a history of making you want to eat your vegetables—technologically speaking—but it's also turned those very features into selling points."  Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Apple may opt for Intel's 5G modem, not Qualcomm's, in future iPhones: Another Qualcomm snub as Apple continues to look to other chipmakers for its devices."  Ars Technica 8:45 AM
  • "Apple looks to Intel for 5G modems in future iPhones" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Intel working with Apple to bring blazingly fast 5G to iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm" AppleInsider 10:23 AM
  • "Mac concept imagines a refreshed mini form factor w/ built-in Touch Bar & Face ID" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "iMovie 10 review: Free video editing that's elegant and easy/It may lack some bells and whistles, but it makes basic video editing a breeze." PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "How to use sudo with Touch ID on your Mac" iMore 10:05 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Sending Images In Email Messages" MacMost 9:54 AM
  • "Renting iTunes Movies and the Value of Ownership" Subtraction 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Begins High Sierra Automatic Rollout" 512 Pixels 9:54 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple served with search warrant in Sutherland Springs shooting: Texas Rangers investigating the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs have served a search warrant on Silicon Valley giant Apple Inc. and are seeking digital photos, messages, documents and other types of data that might have been stored by gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who was found with an iPhone after he killed himself."  San Antonio Express-News 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public" Apple 3:22 PM
  • "Apple Park's Visitor Center welcomes the public with grand opening celebration [Gallery] 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Here's everything you can buy at Apple Park's Visitor Center [Gallery] 9to5Mac 2:59 PM
  • "Hands-on with Apple Park Visitor Center's AR campus experience¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "Apple Park Visitor Center opens, hosts gathering of Cupertino neighbors" AppleInsider 8:38 PM
  • "iPhone X sold out on first day of preorder on supply shortages" Yonhap 8:17 AM
  • "Live sports integration likely coming to Apple's TV app next month" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Siri is my agony aunt – but is telling big tech my innermost feelings a bad idea? People are increasingly using virtual assistants as their closest confidantes and Apple, Google and Amazon are responding. But are we telling them too much?" The Guardian 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's first diversity boss is leaving — not long after making controversial remarks about white men" Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "An Apple Watch helps a kitesurfer escape great white-infested waters" Digital Trends 3:25 PM
  • "One NFL owner against pushing out Roger Goodell compared it to switching from an iPhone to Samsung" Business Insider 12:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Women are better in tech than men, says a report: The Brookings Institution finds that women have better digital skills than men but are still underrepresented in the industry." CNET 3:15 PM
  • "Net filters help avoid dodgy domains" BBC 11:10 AM
  • "Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns" TechCrunch 3:25 PM
  • "Germany bans children's smartwatches" BBC 10:05 AM
  • "FCC begins scaling back internet subsidies for low-income homes" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and iPhone X a few weeks later: This week on The Vergecast" The Verge 3:01 PM
  • "An Interview with Yoshiro Kimura from Onion Games, Part Two" Touch Arcade 9:53 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks rumored iPhone X Plus, Face ID 'hacks,' iPad Pro 2018 and more" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple just delayed its HomePod smart speaker until next year" ["Apple said it needs 'a little more time before it's ready for our customers.'"]  CNBC 10:21 AM
  • "Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018" TechCrunch 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Hits Pause on HomePod, Adding to List of Delays: The smart speaker previously expected to ship in December will be available in early 2018" [Paid Membership Required] 3:00 PM
  • "Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:30 PM
  • "Apple Delays HomePod Smart Speaker System, Needs 'More Time" Apple Must 1:07 PM
  • "KGI: Next Year's iPhone Models to Have Upgraded Intel and Qualcomm Modems Enabling Faster LTE Speeds" MacRumors 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Eyes Intel 5G Modems For iPhone To End Qualcomm Dependency" HotHardware 4:37 PM
  • "Apple whispers how its face-fingering AI works" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 - Update Includes Fix For Unresponsive iPhone X Display in Cold Temperatures News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:14 AM
  • "Apple HomePod Availability: When Will It Arrive, What We Know" AppAdvice 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Won't Accept watchOS 1 App Updates Starting in April 2018" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "Apple releases fourth iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, and tvOS 11.2 betas" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.2 Developer Beta 4 for iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 4:30 PM
  • "Apple extends replacement program for MacBook Pros affected by 'Staingate'" Digital Trends 1:22 PM
  • "Apple extends MacBook and MacBook Pro anti-reflective coating warranty" Neowin 5:01 PM
  • "Is Your iPhone X Bluetooth Connectivity Unstable? You Are Not Alone" Redmond Pie 11:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by $40 to $60" MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period./Apple's new iPhone X sets the scene for the next decade of iPhone development with a host of futuristic technologies. While expensive, it is the best smartphone available today." Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "OnePlus 5T vs iPhone X: We pit OnePlus' latest flagship challenger against the iPhone X on paper" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixel Buds are the smartest earbuds you can buy, but with some clear flaws" 9to5Google 3:15 PM
  • "Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities" TechHive 8:14 AM
  • "Nova True Wireless Headphones Review" phoneArena 8:43 AM
  • "Review: ElevationDock 4 looks great and easily works one-handed" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "Review: Cocoon's slim backpack sports a unique organizational system" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone X: How to not accidentally call 911" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "How to Force Restart iPhone X" OS X Daily 2:59 PM
  • "How to use Live Loops in GarageBand" Cult of Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Strong and stable: The iPhone, iPad security guide" Computerworld 10:41 AM
  • "How to turn your physical movies into digital for Movies Anywhere: Though your DVD or Blu-ray may not have come with a digital download code, you can still turn some of those discs into digital to watch on any device!" iMore 9:36 AM
  • "Taking Control of the Control Center: Q. On the new iPhone system, where did the button for turning on AirDrop go when you swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "How To Access Photos & Videos On Your iPhone On Linux" AddictiveTips 8:15 AM
  • "How to quickly and discreetly disable Face ID on the iPhone X: If you quickly want to set your phone so that your face will no longer unlock it, this is what you do." Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch LTE can make 911 and emergency calls without a carrier plan" BGR 9:22 PM
  • "Tip: save battery life by turning off the Tap to Wake feature on your iPhone X" iDownload Blog 3:15 PM
  • "How to Double Your iPhone X's Battery Life" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:01 PM
  • "The iPhone's last major weakness might finally be fixed next year" BGR 7:15 PM
  • "How strong are iPhone X sales?" ZDNet 6:05 PM
  • "Hey Doctor, the iPad Will See You Now"  Apple Must 12:41 PM
  • "Why Apple's 'What's a computer' just rekt Microsoft's 'real computer' worldview" iMore 11:09 AM
  • "iOS 11 Is Killing Me: Okay, look. I'm not the first person to say this, and I certainly won't be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too."  Gizmodo 8:55 AM
  • "iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Here's the One to Get" Tom's Guide 8:44 AM
  • "8 things we love about the Apple iPhone X – and 6 we don't: Apple's latest is both a beauty and a beast, but it's not perfect" Stuff Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 2018: What's the story so far?" Pocket-lint 8:39 AM
  • "The Increasingly Rare iPad Deal Killers"  MacSparky 8:27 AM
  • "iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 cost about $1,000: So is $499 OLED OnePlus 5T a serious rival?" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Why You Should Buy Pre-Owned Apple Products"  Apple Gazette 8:15 AM
  • "Let Them Bleed: Tech wants to recreate television. Again. Hollywood wants to wait. Again. And so we'll wait. Again."  500ish Words 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X: Which should you get? - Video" CNET 8:09 AM
  • "What's a Computer? Apple's Post PC Promise is Coming True" Apple Must 7:42 AM
  • "Amazon is Becoming the New Microsoft"  I, Cringely 12:45 PM
  • "New FCC Regulation Raises Concerns Over Spying TVs and Obsolescence" Gizmodo 10:45 AM
  • "Star Wars: Battlefront II review: The Dark Side/Toss one more log on the fire" PCWorld 8:34 AM
  • "Star Wars: Battlefront II review: Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope/Even if EA fulfills promises, this game may still be too far gone to the Dark Side." Ars Technica 8:16 AM
  • "The Four Tiers of Global Wireless Services" Tech.pinions 8:14 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis" GoComics 9:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Lookmark Now Tracks App Updates" MacStories 3:34 PM
  • "iLounge Best of the Year Awards 2017 Article" iLounge 2:59 PM
  • "Promise Technology Debuts $249 Thunderbolt 3 Dock With 5 USB-A Ports, 2 TB3 Ports and SD Card Slot" MacRumors 11:47 AM
  • "Candy Crush Saga: 2.73 billion downloads in five years and still counting" VentureBeat 11:47 AM
  • "'Reigns: Her Majesty' Will Hit the App Store on December 7th" Touch Arcade 11:10 AM
  • "Wearable Computing Market Report - Forecasts from 2017 to 2022 - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:33 AM
  • "Spotify picks up iPhone X resolution support" iDownload Blog 8:51 AM
  • "Spotify for iPhone Update Takes Advantage of iPhone X Display News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:25 AM
  • "Tap Fly Hero - A Ridiculously Hard Game, on iOS and Android" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Farming Dead a free idle zombie game for iOS" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Twelve South serves up two great iPhone X cases (and one 'merely' good one)" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel decides SemiAccurate was right about Xpoint DIMMs" SemiAccurate 8:25 AM
  • "A challenger appears: Specs for Samsung's potential Optane killer" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Intel targets LTE-A and 5G with new modems" Mobile Europe 8:24 AM
  • "Intel ramps up 5G development with new modem launches" ITProPortal 8:24 AM
  • "Intel launches a bevy of modems to tap into 5G tech" IT PRO 8:23 AM
  • "Intel unveils a host of 5G modems to take the fight to Qualcomm" Alphr 8:23 AM
  • "Intel XMM 7660 LTE Modem Announced; Supports Cat.19 Standards With Speeds Going as High as 1.6Gbps" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Driver-update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2" Tweekers 8:19 AM
  • "AMD's graphics solutions are more popular than Nvidia's in the 'real world'" TechRadar UK 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 17040 with Several New Features" Softpedia 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Azure Databricks, new AI tools for developers" Financial Express 8:38 AM
  • "IBM Quad9 DNS Service Offers Rogue Site Protection" Silicon UK 8:32 AM
  • "HP ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation review: Portable and robust, but performance disappoints" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Dell's Cyber Monday ad just leaked: Windows PCs sales, TV deals, and discounted consoles" BGR 8:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC Networking N1108P-ON review" IT PRO 8:26 AM
  • "Oracle Products Affected by Critical JOLTandBLEED Vulnerabilities" Bleeping Computer 8:17 AM
  • "Buyer beware, the Cisco rally could be nothing more than a short squeeze, strategist says" CNBC 8:15 AM
  • "Cisco, Huawei take duel to smart cities" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "How Cisco's Infrastructure Platform Performed in Fiscal 1Q18" Market Realist 2:09 PM
  • "Why cloud adoption isn't slowing datacenter growth" InfoWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco launches $1-bn funding plan to transform smart cities" Business Standard 8:15 AM
  • "Critical flaw in Cisco collaboration products plugged" HelpNetSecurity 8:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
  • "How strong are iPhone X sales? In the absence of official figure, we have to go mining through third-party data to try to come to some conclusions." ZDNet 3:01 PM
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Could Reach $1 Trillion Next Year" Investopedia 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P log weekly loss as investors weigh earnings, tax plan: Tesla gains after electric big rig unveiled" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Retail Rally and Crude Gains Can't Stop Wall Street Retreat: Gains in the retail sector and a surge in crude oil prices were not enough to stop Wall Street from beating a retreat after a rally a day earlier." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street slips to end week as tax changes mulled" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, on Track for Small Weekly Losses: Moves cap a wobbly week for stock markets around the world" [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly higher, but Nikkei abandons rally on yen strength: Asian stocks were looking to end the week broadly higher, building on the global rebound that began a day earlier, but early strength in Japan and South Korea cooled by late morning, with fresh weakness in the U.S. dollar hurting their export-reliant stock markets." MarketWatch 7:20 AM
  • "European stocks end lower, log 1.3% weekly slump: European stocks declined on Friday, suffering a second straight weekly loss, as disappointing corporate updates and broker downgrades provided pressure." MarketWatch 11:45 AM

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