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Friday Highlights: Foss Patents reveals a workaround found in iOS 12 pertaining to Qualcomm's patent dispute with Apple over Spotlight search; customers lining up at Apple Stores as new iPhones, Apple Watch available for sale; WSJ says "turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Huawei gives out power banks to those waiting in line for new iPhones; RIP Charles Moore; Science Alert looks at China's Orwellian population monitoring system called "Social Credit System"; is AirPower actually alive? Gets a mention in new iPhone manuals!; iFixit tears down iPhone XS and XS Max, hails new battery design; on YouTube, TechSmartt performs droptest on latest iPhones, and watertests the XS Max; The Mac Observer reviews iOS 12, and MacRumors reports on their readers' first iPhone XS/Max and Apple Watch Series 4 impressions.

  • "Apple's iPhones Trail Samsung, Google Devices in Internet Speeds"  Bloomberg 8:04 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests"  VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "It's not just Samsung – now Qualcomm is bashing iPhone specs ..." 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple lags behind its biggest rivals in mobile download speeds" Cult of Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod will reportedly be able to make calls soon"  The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone X sets new record for resale value, averaging 85% of retail price" 9to5Mac 8:56 AM
  • "It's Apple vs. Amazon in the Race to $1 Trillion/As we head into the heat of earnings season this week, two technology giants sit at the threshold of a monumental achievement: surpassing $1 trillion in market capitalization." Bloomberg 8:03 AM
  • "Google joins the race to $1 trillion" TechCrunch 3:33 PM
  • "Verizon eyes Apple as partner for 5G TV rollout: The communications giant is considering either Apple or Google to serve as its provider for 5G video, according to a new report." AppleInsider 7:33 PM
  • "Google Chrome: HTTPS by default D-Day is tomorrow, folks" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Mac: This Item Is Temporarily Unavailable. Please Try Again Later; Fix" macReports 8:52 AM
  • "How to fix fingerprint registration issues on MacBook Pro with Touch ID" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Hands On: Highland 2 for macOS wants to be the sole tool for screenwriters" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "I downloaded a $50 app to organize my entire life — here's what it's like to use" Business Insider 10:01 AM
  • "How to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now" AppleInsider 1:10 PM
  • "The MacBook Pro's T2 chip boosts enterprise security: Secure boot, even for Windows installations on a Mac" Computerworld 8:54 AM
  • "How to rotate an image uploaded to iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Playing iTunes Music through the iOS Remote App no Longer Updates Matedata" Kirkville 8:49 AM
  • "How to Set an Animated GIF as Screen Saver on Mac OS" OS X Daily 3:53 PM
Press Releases
  • "Archive Offers Up All Past Mac and iOS Wallpapers" MacRumors 4:03 PM
  • "Cisdem BetterUnderarchiver makes unarchiving files on the Mac easy" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Someone Uploaded What Look to Be Apple's Internal iPhone Repair Videos: What appear to be 11 Apple videos describe repair procedures, show special tools, and reference specific material."  Motherboard 1:11 PM
  • "Millennials' favorite brands are YouTube, Google, Netflix" [Apple not in top 21; YouTube, Google, Netflix round out the top three; Steve Jobs' Pixar comes in a #6] Business Insider 1:09 PM
  • "One of the stars of 'Planet of the Apps' is trashing Apple: 'I was like, f--- this'" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "'Planet of the Apps' Star Gary Vaynerchuk Blames Show's Failure on Apple's Poor Marketing" MacRumors 3:34 PM
  • "'Planet of the Apps' Star: Apple Responsible for Show's Failure" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Over a million Ookla Speedtest sessions confirm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 delivers best cellular performance"  ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Qualcomm Touts 'Superior Cellular Performance' of Android Phones With Snapdragon 845 Chips" MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new chips fix a major problem for 5G phones" CNET 8:41 AM
  • "Your iPhone X is still worth almost as much as you paid for it" Cult of Mac 1:14 PM
  • "Apple Singapore looking into fraudulent iTunes charges, dozens of cases reported" Channel NewsAsia 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Business Chat signs up five more brands, more tech platforms" TechCrunch 10:56 AM
  • "iMessage Business Chat Continues Slow Rollout, Adding Multiple New Brands and Supported Platforms" MacStories 10:56 AM
  • "Apple investigates fraudulent iTunes charges worth thousands of dollars" Cult of Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Singapore Investigating Multiple Fraudulent Charges to iTunes Accounts" MacRumors 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Believes TRAI Cannot Ask Telecom Operators To Ban iPhones on Their Network" iPhone Hacks 8:00 AM
  • "Samsung's latest Galaxy S9 ads are, of course, all about the iPhone X/Change of scenery this time: an imaginary Apple Store" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Martin Scorsese helps Apple promote Siri" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Commodore 64 Mini comes to North America on October 9" Neowin 6:52 PM
  • "Watch a Hacker Install a Firmware Backdoor on a Laptop in Less Than 5 Minutes" Motherboard 3:52 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch pops up on company's website, reveals new design and 42mm size" 9to5Google 1:29 PM
  • "Here's how much money anti-net neutrality members of Congress have received from the telecom industry"  Mashable 11:41 AM
  • "AI is hurting people of color and the poor. Experts want to fix that"  CNNMoney 10:14 AM
  • "Sony's new phone camera sensor will let you take 48-megapixel photos" Mashable 9:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Their First 5G mmWave Antenna Module: QTM052, Coming This Year" AnandTech 8:54 AM
  • "Qualcomm's 5G antennas are primed for next year's phones: It's all about making the tech work reliably in small devices." Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm delivers 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz RF modules to industry" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Sony announces world's highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "If Brussels wants Android forks, phone makers aren't helping" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Novelist and Freelance Tech Writer Dan Moren" The Mac Observer 5:47 PM
  • "New HomePod Features, Understanding MacBook Pro Throttling -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-23" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Podcast: Consumer Sentiment and Motivations for App Discovery and Commerce" Tech.pinions 8:52 AM
  • "HomePod private beta could be testing voice calls, multiple timers" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple is readying new features for the HomePod" Mashable 11:32 AM
  • "6 cool Apple HomePod improvements coming this fall" Apple Must 12:44 PM
  • "HomePod update reported to add multiple timers, phone calls, and more this fall" Macworld 3:33 PM
  • "New MacBook Pro Ditches Key Backup Feature (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 10:02 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro Owners Need to Maintain Vigilant Backups" Digital Trends 1:13 PM
  • "MacBook Pro's thermal throttling is common in top-tier laptops" Cult of Mac 4:04 PM
  • "Fast Chargers May Require USB-C Authentication to Work at Full Speed With 2018 iPhones"  MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "Apple could ruin iPhone's fast charging feature this year" Cult of Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple makes it harder to recover data on 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook screen supplier wants a piece of the OLED iPhone screen supply" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "China's BOE spares no expense in a bid to supply OLEDs for iPhones" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM

  • "Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor" AppleInsider 5:55 PM
  • "MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up" Engadget 11:41 AM
  • "Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "Review: AirVinyl's Leather AirPod Case Offers Snug and Satisfying Protection" The Mac Observer 8:16 PM
  • "Which Is Faster, The iPhone X or the Galaxy S9?" Forbes 1:35 PM
  • "Skullcandy JIB Wireless review: $35 earphones that impress" Mashable 10:55 AM
  • "Why the Logitech MX Master 2S mouse is a perfect complement to Macs" TechRepublic 9:07 AM
  • "This great stand turns your iPad into a tiny iMac [Review] Cult of Mac 1:13 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hours is the best time tracking app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #41] Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
  • "How to turn off and restrict FaceTime on iPhone or iPad" iMore 3:44 PM
  • "How to set your caller ID for FaceTime on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:44 PM
  • "How To Deal With Robocalls On Your iPhone" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "An Old Scam With a New Twist: If you have gotten a message from someone who claims to have dirt on you — and shows off, as proof, a password you've previously used — here's what happened." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "HomePod Reportedly Getting Major Siri Features In Next Update: Phone Call Support, Find My iPhone, And Multiple Timers" Tech Times 9:28 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Defends 2018 MacBook Pro Throttling" UberGizmo 9:28 PM
  • "Apple's Next Big Thing Isn't Another iPhone: Here's What's Coming" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:52 PM
  • "AppleInsider shockingly doesn't understand Pixels and Nexuses as products or how they affected Android manufacturers"  Android Central 3:35 PM
  • "Google's Pixel Android strategy is destroying HTC the same way Moto X gutted Motorola"  AppleInsider 3:35 PM
  • "Should Apple ditch the Lightning port? I have a love/hate relationship with the iPhone's Lightning port. But should Apple replace it for USB-C, or ditch it altogether and release a truly wireless iPhone?" ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "Concept: Apple Watch Series 4 with bigger, bezel-free display & rounded corners" iDownload Blog 3:52 PM
  • "Gorgeous concept shows off Apple Watch Series 4's big display" Cult of Mac 10:37 AM
  • "Wait, is Tesla making its own iPhone X clone?"  BGR 9:36 AM
  • "iOS 6 — 2018 Edition brings 3D Touch and more to Apple's old OS"  BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Want Facebook to Censor Speech? Be Careful What You Wish For" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:35 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Stunning Upcoming Adventure/Survival Game 'Widower's Sky' Gets New Trailer and is Finally Launching this Fall" Touch Arcade 3:52 PM
  • "Apple lists 16 OLED-ready apps with a 'pure black' mode for iPhone X" Business Insider 3:35 PM
  • "Bag this Apple job and Jony Ive will be your boss" Cult of Mac 1:30 PM
  • "AdGuard Pro is Being Discontinued due to App Store Policy" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 23: Blogs, Accessibility, Video Production" The MUG Center 12:02 PM
  • "Wemo Mini Smart Plug gains HomeKit support via software update" The Apple Post 10:37 AM
  • "kotoca 2.0 released - New Japanese iOS Note and Idea Manager" prMac 9:33 AM
  • "Snapcash closing, likely due to competition from Apple and others – and sketchy usage" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "12star-apps Unveils Back-2-School Essentials for iPad, iPhone, and Mac" prMac 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Within Spitting Distance Of $1 Trillion" Seeking Alpha 8:48 AM
  • "How Microsoft's earnings reached $100bn" Verdict 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Highlights His Favorite Android Apps" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "It's About Time! Microsoft Windows To Add Leap Second Time Synchronisation Support" VRZone 8:49 AM
  • "Will Windows 7 Survive Microsoft's Wrath? I'm Pretty Sure It Will" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft starts another Windows 7 upgrade campaign" Channel Eye 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Begins Pushing Windows 7 Update Used to Collect Data to All Systems" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft opens enrollment for Windows 10 19H1 (Redstone 6) testing" Neowin 6:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's streaming Xbox will split up games to keep latency low: Streaming device will be one of a pair of next-generation Xboxes." Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly building two new Xbox consoles, including a lower-priced streaming device" GeekWire 7:32 PM
  • "Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "PCMag Breaks Down Dell's Return to a Public Company" FOXBusiness 8:36 AM
  • "Dell CIO: IT a Training Ground for Next-Gen CEOs" [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm taps Ookla data to show Snapdragon superiority over Intel" FierceWireless 8:34 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Snapdragon 845 Android phones are significantly faster than latest iPhones in cellular speeds" phoneArena 8:34 AM
  • "Rutronik offers Intel Core i7+ and 3D XPoint memory speed in HDD PC designs" Electronics Weekly 8:34 AM
  • "Intel's decision to sell Wind River To TPG Capital has been welcomed by Jim Douglas, the CEO of software company" New Electronics 8:33 AM
  • "ASUS Announces Intel Mehlow Platform Workstation Products" Guru3D 8:32 AM
  • "The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor is down to its lowest price" Windows Central 8:31 AM
  • "HDR causes a 10% bottleneck on Nvidia graphics cards - but not with AMD GPUs" PCGamesN 8:31 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Picasso APU spotted in benchmarks" Hexus 8:30 AM
  • "React vs. Vue: Clash of the JavaScript titans" InfoWorld 8:05 AM
  • "SAP targets Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft for supply chain management" The Paypers 8:28 AM
  • "How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Vs. Cisco: 2 Of The Best Tech Dividend Stocks" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco invests $100m into UK AI sector" ITProPortal 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco and UCL plan to build a £77m AI research centre" IT PRO (UK) 8:21 AM
  • "Cisco invests in UK AI partnership" Channel Eye 8:20 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple vs. Amazon: Why race to $1 trillion?" Apple 3.0 10:03 AM
  • "Crowdsourcing Apple's earnings" Apple 3.0 8:50 AM
  • "Bank of Montreal raises Apple price target, lowers guidance" Apple 3.0 8:50 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher as banks, tech rally; Dow logs lengthiest skid in July: Tesla comments on report that it asked for refunds from suppliers" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Alphabet Earnings: Stocks ended mixed Monday with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq up modestly while the Dow slipped ahead of an earnings report from Alphabet." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Banks lead stocks slightly higher, reversing morning slide" Associated Press 1:15 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Strength in Financial Sector: Tariffs could overshadow earnings season, with more than one-third of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting results this week" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei leads decliners as most Asian markets fall: Japanese stocks were the poorest performer in a mixed Asian stock trading session Monday as the U.S. dollar's pullback and renewed trade worries hung over the market." MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Fiat, Ferrarri end lower after Marchionne's exit, weighing on European stocks: European stocks ended the day lower and marked a third straight loss on Monday, as shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and others came under pressure after the sudden departure of longtime chief Sergio Marchionne, while investors juggled a new round of earnings reports." MarketWatch 11:47 AM

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