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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Vulnerable in U.S.-China Trade Showdown: The U.S. imported about $45 billion in mobile phones from China last year"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Trump may not spare iPhone from trade war" Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Is in Danger of Abandoning Creative Pros" ["Over the past few years, Apple has trashed its prized laptop keyboard, much to the chagrin of journalists and writers. Apple also ditched the SD card slot; it's been almost two years and there's still no good alternative for photographers snapping big RAW files and videographers shooting 4K all day, at least besides cumbersome dongles. ... Now, the top-end version of its flagship laptop has become Cupertino's latest headache, assuming it can't come up with a satisfactory solution to its Core i9 CPU throttling — this on a multi-thousand-dollar machine that's targeted at exactly the creative pros it claims to support."]  ExtremeTech 8:20 AM
  • "MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update promises to fix 2018 MacBook Pro throttling issues: Fix address a software bug in the MacBookPro firmware that affected processor speed."  Macworld 12:29 PM
  • "Apple identifies and fixes thermal bug in new MacBook Pro" The Loop 12:51 PM
  • "Apple apologizes, issues update for MacBook Pro thermal throttling bug" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
  • "Thinner and Lighter Laptops Have Screwed Us All: The pursuit of thinner, lighter laptops, a trend driven by Apple, means we have screwed ourselves out of performance."  Motherboard 7:42 AM
  • "It's Time to Call Out Laptop Manufacturers for Their Bullsh*t CPU Throttling" ["These issues are not unique to Apple — and we said as much as in our initial coverage — but Apple's Core i9 implementation appears particularly egregious."]  ExtremeTech 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Pro CPU throttling controversy continues as Intel says it's ok" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Verizon Is Seeking Google or Apple as 5G TV Provider"  Bloomberg 7:56 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Says 2018 MacBook Pro Throttling is a Bug, Fix Available Now in New macOS Update" MacRumors 12:48 PM
  • "Apple patches 2018 MacBook Pro to address throttled performance and overheating" ZDNet 2:22 PM
  • "Apple Releases Software Fix for MacBook Pro (2018) Thermal Throttling, Apologizes for Bug" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Chrome 68 to Flag Potentially Insecure Websites" Thurrott 7:57 AM
  • "Bluetooth Pairing Flaw Could Lead to Man in the Middle Attacks" The Mac Observer 10:00 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac: How To Troubleshoot Screen Flickering" macReports 7:51 PM
  • "Does AirPort Utility see AirPort base stations that aren't yours? Here's what you can do" Macworld 7:47 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "We tested throttling on the MacBook Pro—now Apple says it has a firmware fix" Ars Technica 12:53 PM
  • "Tests Confirm Apple's Throttling Fix Improves Performance for 2018 MacBook Pro Models" MacRumors 7:39 PM
  • "How to use the all-new Apple News app on macOS Mojave" iDownload Blog 6:29 PM
  • "How to Find All Hosts on Network with nmap" OS X Daily 3:53 PM
  • "How To Use Speech Accessibility Features On Your Mac" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Freshly Squeezed Op-Ed: Getting Better All The Time" YMP Now 5:47 PM
  • "Thoughts on Google Chrome and Its New HTTP/S Warnings" The Mac Observer 5:46 PM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome 68 rolling out to Mac, Windows, Linux w/ 'Not secure' warning for HTTP sites" 9to5Google 4:10 PM
  • "Off the Tracks, the Film about Final Cut Pro X, Is Now Available to Download" fcp.co 7:57 AM
  • "Open Map bring over 60 types of OpenLayer maps on Mac with 28 zoom levels and save on disk as PDF and other formats" Tension Software 7:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Piazza Liberty opens Thursday in Milan" Apple 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Previews New Piazza Liberty Store, Opening Thursday in Milan" MacRumors 7:47 AM
  • "Apple opens beautiful retail store in Milan, Italy" Apple Must 9:31 AM
  • "Kantar: iPhone makes up 8 out of the 10 best-selling smartphones in Q2 as iOS gains on Android" 9to5Mac 7:39 PM
  • "iPhone 8 & 8 Plus help boost Apple to 38.7 percent of US smartphone market" AppleInsider 8:11 PM
  • "Chinese users reportedly being bombarded with iMessage spam" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "How bad can spam get on iMessage? Extremely bad" Pocketnow 8:40 PM
  • "Spotify uses your music tastes to find festival tickets; Apple, please note" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Watch YouTubers Unbox This Pristine 18-Year-Old iBook G3" iDrop News 7:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Dropbox still has questions to answer after claims of improper data sharing: Academics say Dropbox violated their privacy by sharing anonymized data with researchers." ZDNet 5:01 PM
  • "Facebook's top lawyer is leaving as the company still grapples with election aftermath and a federal investigation" Recode 7:46 PM
  • "Facebook's top security exec urges company to collect less user data" Mashable 5:42 PM
  • "Facebook signs agreement saying it won't let housing advertisers exclude users by race" The Verge 3:50 PM
  • "Facebook to end ad targeting that excludes ethnicities and religions in deal with Washington State AG" GeekWire 3:47 PM
  • "The 'Galaxy X' is supposedly Samsung's first gaming phone – and it doesn't fold" BGR 9:55 AM
  • "Google Cloud will soon have a major new feature to better compete with Amazon and Microsoft" Business Insider 8:39 PM
  • "Google really, really wants to replace call center workers with AI" BGR 6:28 PM
  • "Google wants Go to become the go-to language for writing cloud apps" TechCrunch 4:43 PM
  • "Google Assistant's news feeds are getting smarter" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Sundar Pichai strayed from Google's typical rhetoric as he touted the growth of Google Cloud" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Android apps are heading to a whiter future with rounder rectangles: A hint of what's to come from Google's 2018 Material redesign" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Harry Potter coding kit teaches programming with a wand: The first Harry Potter-themed STEM product teaches kids how to code up magic spells." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Here's why AI can't make a catchier tune than the worst pop song in the charts right now: DeepMind tries to train a neural network on classical piano" The Register 7:35 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Pacific" Macworld 3:50 PM
  • "Macstock -Mike and Rachel Schmitz On The Benefits of the Conference" MacVoices 2:15 PM
  • "Scanning, OCR, Travel Phone Cases, and the Best Portable Computer – Mac Geek Gab 719" The Mac Observer 12:22 PM
  • "Senator Ron Wyden reckons with the internet he helped shape" The Verge 9:51 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 71 – PDF Apps" MacStories 8:04 AM
  • "Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling" AnandTech 7:57 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's T2 chip may be causing issues in iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pros" Digital Trends 6:29 PM
  • "Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro can't recover data if the logic board fails" Mashable 8:11 AM
  • "New report says 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone to come in white, black, yellow, orange, blue, more – but no red" 9to5Mac 7:39 PM
  • "iOS Grew U.S. Market Share This Spring Thanks to 'Unprecedented Depth' of Price Options as Android 'Felt the Heat'" MacRumors 7:31 PM
  • "Foxconn hiring more workers for new iPhones, says paper" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Foxconn Begins Seasonal Hiring Spree Ahead of 2018 iPhones" MacRumors 8:12 AM
  • "Everything we know so far about the new iPad Pro models coming this year" 9to5Mac 4:56 PM
  • "iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Detection Bypass App Libertas Works For 90+ Apps, Coming Soon" Redmond Pie 6:52 PM
  • "Future iPhones may shift camera sensor to take perfect pictures with clip-on lenses" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Apple audio processing could change the way headphone users experience music" AppleInsider 7:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:26 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Tested: Apple's patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro"  AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "The New Apple MacBook Pro Is So Good the Price Is Almost Worth It" Gizmodo 10:25 AM
  • "Apple iMac 27in 5K review: Still a stunner/Not quite the latest model, but it remains one hell of a machine" IT PRO (UK) 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Ultimate Ears Megablast Portable Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa" iLounge 4:27 PM
  • "Hands On: Sennheiser's Lightning-connected, binaural Ambeo Smart Headset" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "Review: Is Apple's Leather Sleeve for MacBook Pro worth the cost? [Video] 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "Review: A look at two luxury leather backpacks for your MacBook and gadgets" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit: So you want to be a wizard or witch? You'll have to learn how to code first." PCWorld 7:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Motorsport Manager Mobile 3' Review – A Racing Sim Even For Those Who Don't Dig Racing" Touch Arcade 5:42 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to forget wireless networks" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The new iPhone X would have been cheaper, but Trump's 'good and easy to win' trade war might change that" BGR 5:39 PM
  • "10% of people would lose a finger to keep their iPhone" Apple Must 12:22 PM
  • "Throttling in New i9 MacBook Pros Appears to be Due to Power Delivery Chip" MacRumors 9:52 AM
  • "Redditor suggests MacBook Pro throttling is not a CPU issue; can be fixed" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Optimal CPU Tuning settings for i9 MBP to stop VRM throttling / Explanation of Apple's Engineering Failure"  r/macbookpro 8:26 AM
  • "The rapidly growing business case for Apple's ARKit"  Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "On repeat: The same complaints about unshipped iPhones" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Hey, Apple, we need new iMacs and 12-inch MacBooks for the back-to-school season" Apple World Today 7:26 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Was It Ethical for Dropbox to Share Customer Data with Scientists?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:40 PM
  • "10 ugliest phones ever made — brace yourselves, people!" Android Authority 6:52 PM
  • "Facebook is succeeding in spite of itself" Recode 4:27 PM
  • "Between the lines: Facial recognition debate coming to schools nationwide" Axios 3:55 PM
  • "5 years on, the Chromecast still has frustrating flaws that detract from the magic" Android Central 8:52 AM
  • "Facebook's choices to realistically rein in speech" Axios 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cross-Device Plans are Already Feeling the Squeeze (Premium)" Thurrott 7:57 AM
  • "Partnering with Netflix and Hulu hasn't stopped pay TV providers from losing customers" Recode 7:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SwitchArcade Roundup: 'Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2', '20XX', and 'NBA 2K Playgrounds 2'" Touch Arcade 6:52 PM
  • "Nomad launches iPhone-optimized wireless charger for Tesla Model 3" AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "Looking for Dark Mode Apps for your iPhone and iPad? Check Out this List" The Mac Observer 9:30 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video finally will have Dolby Atmos content on Aug. 31" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "Anker has a new 3-in-1 Lightning, USB-C and microUSB cable" phoneArena 8:16 AM
  • "WhatsApp to gain full media previews in iOS notifications, including animated GIFs" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "Fortnite 5.10 brings new weapons, birthday challenges, iOS improvements" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Pay is 'ubiquitous', says eBay" Apple Must 10:25 AM
  • "eBay adds Apple Pay as a payment option" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Pay on the Web rolling out to eBay customers starting in 2018" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft delivers public previews of its Office 2019 server products" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Yet another Surface Book 2 problem: GPU not detected. Microsoft doesn't care./In a situation eerily reminiscent of Surface Pro 4 screen Flickergate, many Surface Book 2 customers complain that the GPU suddenly disappears. Why doesn't Microsoft come clean with an answer?" Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft re-opens Skip Ahead program but you need to be quick" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver rural broadband via TV white spaces" Axios 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft To Launch New Xbox Console Hardware With Focus On 'XCloud' Game Streaming Service" Redmond Pie 11:42 AM
  • "HP unveils new series of Elite notebooks and desktops in India" Jagran Josh 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Begins EOL Plan for Xeon Phi 7200-Series 'Knights Landing' Host Processors" AnandTech 12:53 PM
  • "Intel Pentium Gold G5600 And G5400 Review: Four Threads Under $100" Tom's Hardware 8:24 AM
  • "Intel just smashed another record with latest drone show" InaVate 8:28 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9900K flagship rumored to hit 5GHz boost out of the box: More details spilled on the incoming 9th-generation processors" TechRadar UK 8:28 AM
  • "Top end 9th gen Intel Core Series processors outlined" Hexus 8:28 AM
  • "Quad Core AMD Ryzen 5 2500X Leaked By Acer Ahead Of Launch" SegmentNext 8:27 AM
  • "Vodafone taps IBM for digital transformation: Vodafone has teamed up with IBM to automate its customer interactions with chatbots and to implement an agile approach to new application development." Computerworld New Zealand 7:59 AM
  • "Android Oreo adoption hits double-digits after 10 months: Takes the biscuit" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle fixes Solaris vulnerability could allow kernel level privilege escalation" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "Acer Predator Helios 500 with up to Intel Core i9 processor, 4K display launched in India: Acer Predator Helios 500 is a significant upgrade to the Helios 300 laptop. Its price goes up to Rs 2,49,999 in India for the high-end model with Intel Core i9 processor" Financial Express 8:39 AM
  • "Acer introduces Predator Helios 500 Notebook with AMD Vega 56 Graphics: The Acer Helio 500 notebook sports a 4K UHD or Full-HD IPS 17.3-inch display with 144Hz refresh rates for the blur- and tear-free gameplay" Gizbot 8:27 AM
  • "Big Tech is Throwing Money and Talent at Home Robots: Alphabet and Huawei join Amazon in the race to build androids, the first of which could debut by 2020." Bloomberg 12:03 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Quant View Shows a Weak September" Barron's 3:55 PM
  • "Buybacks, Not iPhone Driving Apple Valuation: BMO" Investopedia 8:04 AM
  • "Don't Blame Amazon or Apple for an Expensive Market: The S&P 500 is costly even without the FANG stocks." Bloomberg 8:03 AM
  • "iPhone headed for record earnings growth for rest of 2018, says analyst" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Guggenheim raises Apple price target to $225" Apple 3.0 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market advances on strong earnings: Dow on track to snap three-day decline" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Breaks 3-Day Skid; Nasdaq Rebounds to End Flat: The Dow ended higher, breaking a 3-day skid, while the Nasdaq rebounded to end little changed after hitting a record high earlier." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks mostly higher following barrage of earnings reports" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Earnings Boost U.S. Stocks: U.S. stocks rose Tuesday as investors cheered what is shaping up to be a strong corporate-earnings season." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets bounce back, led by gains in China: Indexes in Shanghai, Hong Kong jump more than 1%; Nikkei gains as yen retreats" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "European stocks step higher, getting a boost from bank shares: Peugeot shares rev higher after earnings report" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

 
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