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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Why the iPhone can't compete in India: Apple's thousand-year plan risks becoming a thousand-yard stare"  The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Market Share in India Remains Pitiful" The Motley Fool 10:32 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro's throttling issues are fixed, but Apple hasn't solved its biggest problem: A little more quality control is still in order."  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's retail challenge: An increasingly complex relationship with public spaces"  9to5Mac 11:51 AM
  • "Huawei cracks the British smartphone market" ["Dominic Sunnebo continues, 'Apple continues to wield huge power in the US market, with iPhone models making up eight out of the ten best-selling models in the past three months. Apple currently enjoys unprecedented depth across the smartphone price spectrum, ranging from the iPhone SE to the $1,000 iPhone X; resulting in continued growth and hitting Samsung and LG hard."]  Kantar Worldpanel 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 Plus Was the Top Selling iPhone in the U.S. During Q2 2018"  MacRumors 9:20 PM
  • "Apple quickly solves MacBook Pro 'throttling' complaints" Apple Must 7:30 AM
  • "First impressions of the macOS MacBook Pro update: It looks like it does fix the CPU throttling/Preliminary benchmarks show an improvement and better clock speeds on the 2018 Core i9 MacBook Pro" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to install Mojave on unsupported Macs" AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "Hands on: Timing 2 tracks your billable hours and Facebook use on the Mac" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "Vellum 2.2 review: Making eBooks (and print books) effortless" iMore 9:39 AM
  • "How to Add Sepia Tone to Photos in Apple Photos" Kirkville 8:12 AM
  • "Mac: How to delete a user on macOS" 9to5Mac 4:08 PM
  • "How to make YouTube five times faster if you don't use Chrome" The Verge 7:50 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'The Mobile Industry's Never Seen Anything Like This': An Interview With Steve Jobs at the App Store's Launch/Hear reporter Nick Wingfield's 2008 conversation with the tech pioneer as the App Store turns 10" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Steve Jobs on the App Store in 2008: 'We Didn't Expect It to Be This Big'" MacRumors 4:10 PM
  • "Annual Digital Assistant IQ Test – Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana" ["Google Assistant continued its outperformance, answering 86% correctly and understanding all 800 questions. Siri was close behind, correctly answering 79% and only misunderstanding 11 questions. Alexa correctly answered 61% and misunderstood 13. Cortana was the laggard, correctly answering just 52% and misunderstanding 19."]  Loup Ventures 7:48 AM
  • "Siri on iOS Answered 78.5% of Queries Correctly in Latest Test, Trailing Google Assistant at 85.5%" MacRumors 7:52 AM
  • "Google Assistant is still a lot smarter than Siri, new study shows" Mashable 10:24 AM
  • "Google Assistant is better than Siri in every tested category – except one" Android Authority 1:29 PM
  • "CIRP: iPhone 8 Plus the best-selling iPhone during Q2, followed by iPhone X" 9to5Mac 4:10 PM
  • "Where have all the great tech leaders gone? It used to be that those who ran tech companies enjoyed devoted admiration. Things have changed." ["Does that really leave us with just Tim Cook? Apple's CEO has the advantage of selling likable — occasionally lovable — products. Moreover, he does reflect a certain sincerity when he speaks on topics such as privacy and equality. It's easy to believe he still has something of a soul."] ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Who Is Buying All The Smart Speakers? According to NPR and Edison Research's 'Smart Audio Report,' 43 million people in the US now own at least one smart speaker. And the demographics and ownership breakdowns may not be exactly what you expect." PC Magazine 7:34 AM
  • "iPhones, iPads worth $29G stolen from Apple Store in Southern California" FOXNews 7:52 AM
  • "iPhone X — Unleash — Apple" YouTube 11:27 AM
  • "Can you face unlock a phone while jumping from a plane?" [Video] Mashable 8:20 AM
  • "Ex-Apple Health director is now working to fix medical records" CNBC 8:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Revenue, User Growth Miss Estimates as Scandals Hit" Bloomberg 8:33 PM
  • "Senate Intel Panel Plans Hearing With Facebook, Google, And Twitter Execs" BuzzFeed News 4:14 PM
  • "Assassination Markets for Jeff Bezos, Betty White, and Donald Trump Are On the Blockchain" Motherboard 4:14 PM
  • "Leagoo S10 is an iPhone X clone with an in-display fingerprint sensor" Android Authority 10:52 AM
  • "Toronto Approves Gunshot-Detecting Surveillance Tech Days After Mass Shooting" Motherboard 10:23 AM
  • "Facebook security chief's brutally honest leaked email reveals how distraught the company was about being used by the Russians" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Google Drive will hit a billion users this week" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Google launches a standalone version of Drive for businesses that don't want the full G Suite" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Google Glass Is Back–Now With Artificial Intelligence" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 AM
  • "Google's human-sounding AI to answer calls at contact centers: If you work in a call center, your new co-workers, or perhaps competitors, are Google's powerful chatbots." ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Google Docs is finally catching up to Microsoft Word ... 20 years later" Quartz 8:24 AM
  • "Core i9 MacBook Pro Fix, How to Hook Us on Apple's TV Shows - TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-25" The Mac Observer 1:13 PM
  • "Guy Kawasaki - What I learned from working with Steve Jobs"  The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Apple T2 chip blamed for 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro crashes"  VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Rumor says 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will offer 'flash yellow' & 'taupe' colors" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "These are the six colors rumored for this year's LCD iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone to come in a bunch of new colors, report says" Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may launch one month after OLED models" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Qualcomm Says Apple Will Solely Use Intel LTE Chips in 2018 iPhones" MacTrast 8:48 PM
  • "Apple supplier LG Display slashes investment plans as losses mount" Reuters 7:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM

  • "Review: 2018 MacBook Pro – more than skin deep [Video] 9to5Mac 11:31 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro review (2018, 15-inch): the heat is on" The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "Does Apple Slow down OLD Mac Laptops? What did we find out after 5 months of testing?" Mobile Reviews Eh 1:29 PM
  • "iPad Pro Diary: Apple will definitely be selling me a new iPad this year, with one question ..." 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Koss Porta Pro Wireless headphones review: The retro re-do that mostly works" Android Central 11:32 AM
  • "Rustek Axis Inlay iPhone X case review: Wood can cure your aluminum ennui" Cult of Mac 10:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Documents is the best file management app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #42] Cult of Mac 11:31 AM
  • "PDF Viewer Offers a Pro Pack with Advanced PDF Editing and Collaboration Tools" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to use Do Not Disturb for Messages" 9to5Mac 7:20 PM
  • "How To Download Every iOS and macOS Wallpaper Ever" AddictiveTips 4:15 PM
  • "How to Take Photos or Videos Directly in Notes for iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 4:13 PM
  • "How to run Siri Shortcuts from Reminder alerts" Cult of Mac 1:29 PM
  • "How to use a smart button with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 9:06 AM
  • "How to use iPhone or iPad screen recorder on iOS" Apple Must 9:03 AM
  • "How To Customize the Triple-Click iPhone Accessibility Shortcut" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to set up and use Respond with Text messages on iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:22 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone brightness changing on sunny days" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Instant Markup gets way better in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 4:13 PM
  • "How and why to present to a group using an Apple TV and an iPad" AppleInsider 4:11 PM
  • "iOS 12: Where to find Control Center on the iPad/Apple is trying to make your iPad a really big iPhone X." CNET 11:32 AM
  • "Picking an iPad as a Portable Photo Studio: Apple has a range of models in its tablet line, but you may not need the most expensive one to suit your image-editing needs." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Bluetooth security flaw requires updating to recent iOS, macOS versions" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "How Apple's Tim Cook Avoided the Trap Other CEOs Fell Into" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Loup Ventures proves Siri is improving — and it's getting better soon" Apple Must 3:58 PM
  • "Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?"  AppleInsider 1:30 PM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Don't Give Up on iBooks Publishing" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "With cord-cutting on the rise, now is the time for Apple's streaming service" Apple World Today 9:04 AM
  • "Do You Really Need Insurance for Your New iPhone? Or Is It a Scam?"  iDrop News 8:11 AM
  • "What's left for the Mac in 2018? New MacBook Pros are here, but what about the other laptops, iMac, and Mac mini?"  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Cassandra -Speculation on Pricing with Tariffs Applied to the iPhone: Cheaper in the UK and Thailand" eXtensions 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's swift MacBook Pro response shows its advantages" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (67): Photos on Macs and iPhones; Smartphones in India; and the flowering of an Android Replacement" eXtensions 7:29 AM
  • "The rise, fall and return of the smartphone megapixel race: High-megapixel camera phones have gone in and out of vogue, but now it looks like they're here to stay."  Engadget 10:23 AM
  • "Two Researchers Challenged a Scientific Study About Violent Video Games—and Took a Hit for Being Right" Motherboard/Retraction Watch 9:38 AM
  • "Why the EU decision about Google does not change the future for an Amazon Phone" Tech.pinions 8:40 AM
  • "Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It'll Be Messy." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 AM
  • "Three unanswered questions about threats and hoaxes on Facebook: The debate over Infowars has hit an impasse" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Amazon bought Ring months ago. Why don't their products work together yet? Commentary: Amazon should look to Google and Nest to see how to handle Ring." CNET 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's Search Ads expand to six more markets in Europe and Asia" TechCrunch 6:38 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X - MEMS Microphones Complete Teardown Report 2018 -" Business Wire 4:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook to Speak at LOVELOUD Festival This Saturday" MacRumors 4:10 PM
  • "Grovemade unveils new handmade wood trays for Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad" 9to5Mac 1:30 PM
  • "Star Trek fans can now buy Vulcan wireless earbuds to look the part" The Verge 1:30 PM
  • "PUBG Mobile 0.7.0 Final Version Released Globally For iOS And Android" Redmond Pie 11:52 AM
  • "Samsung Discloses First Details About QLC-Based Client & Server SSDs" AnandTech 11:31 AM
  • "Nike Training Club brings 180 new workouts to your Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 11:51 AM
  • "Nike Training Club Debuts on Apple Watch" MacStories 11:31 AM
  • "AeroPress Timer for iPhone, Now with Custom Recipes" MacStories 10:23 AM
  • "Steam fights Discord with new Chat service, coming soon to iOS" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "'Pocket-Run Pool' 2.0 Launches Tomorrow With New Cuesticks, New Backgrounds, New Conditions, Bug Fixes, and a Lot More" Touch Arcade 10:23 AM
  • "'Asphalt 9: Legends' Finally Available Worldwide on the App Store and Google Play" Touch Arcade 7:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft has a new app store problem" SlashGear 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 7 upgrade campaign but will it succeed?" WindowsReport 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Provides Work Flexibility To Make Life Enriching For Leaders: Prerana Nayak, Microsoft/Women In Leadership Roles Have Gained Momentum, But A Lot Needs To Be Done" BW BusinessWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 didn't quite fix forced updates -- but Microsoft's trying again: It's the worst thing about Windows 10." CNET 7:39 PM
  • "Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide the Least Infuriating Time for a Forced Update" Gizmodo 8:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's XCloud Is the Future of Xbox" TechnoBuffalo 7:39 PM
  • "IBM Watson Supercomputer Suggested 'Unsafe and Incorrect' Cancer Treatments" The Daily Beast 8:51 AM
  • "IBM's Go-To Disrupter Runs Toward Faster Growth: Bridget van Kralingen talks about the traits of successful leaders and building a blockchain startup" [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "A top IBM exec says all bosses should know one basic thing about people" Business Insider 4:08 PM
  • "Intel Has a Shot at Boosting Diversity — in the CEO's Office" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Three new SVPs at Intel: Intel makes internal promotions in key departments including marketing and legal" ITP Technology 8:43 AM
  • "Intel is facing competition on multiple fronts in 5G and IoT" Verdict 8:44 AM
  • "Intel looks to capitalize on future demand for IoTs and 5G, says GlobalData" CTimes 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake Refresh 8-Core CPU Hits SANDRA Sans HyperThreading" HotHardware 8:43 AM
  • "Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips: i7 chips will have 8 cores and 8 threads, leaving the 8 core/16 thread combination for the i9." Ars Technica 6:13 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K may boost to 5GHz" CNET 1:29 PM
  • "Intel Officially Launches Bean Canyon NUCs with Coffee Lake-U Processors" AnandTech 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Xeon workhorses boot evil maids out of the hotel: USB-based spying thwarted by fix" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Some of Intel's Effort to Repair Spectre in Future CPUs" Linux Journal 8:43 AM
  • "AMD cranks heat on Intel with next-gen 7nm chips" CRN 9:19 PM
  • "Chipmaker AMD's second-quarter revenue, profit tops estimates" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "AMD stock rises after best earnings in 7 years: Computer, graphics chip sales surge 64% from a year ago" MarketWatch 6:44 PM
  • "AMD's Q2 results illustrate 2018 momentum in servers, graphics, PCs" ZDNet 4:01 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Q2 Earnings Preview" Benzinga 8:46 AM
  • "AMD's Zen 2 IPC Uplift Will Be In The 10%-15% Range" WCCFTech 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Picasso APU GPU spotted in benchmark database" Fudzilla 8:45 AM
  • "HPE's Hybrid IT group gets shiny new permanent head" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle Database 18: Now in downloadable Linux flavour" The Register 10:22 AM
  • "Study warns of rising hacker threats to SAP, Oracle business management software" Reuters 7:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Earnings Per Share" asymco 10:24 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter (fiscal Q3 2018)" Apple 3.0 7:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow joins major stock indexes in clamber higher; Trump-Juncker meeting in spotlight: Boeing tumble weighs on Dow" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Rocket Into Close on Report of U.S. Trade Deal With Europe: Stocks surged at the close of trading Wednesday on reports President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have reached a deal to avoid a trade war." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Tech companies lead broad US stock rally as earnings roll in" Associated Press 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Soar on Trade Concessions: Shares of industrial firms in the S&P 500 rally 1.2% following news of an agreement involving tariffs" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Japan, Hong Kong lead Asian market gains: A midsession rally for Shanghai, Shenzhen fades by the close" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as earnings season rumbles on: Trump will meet with European Commission head Juncker in Washington later on Wednesday" MarketWatch 8:52 AM

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