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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/Macintosh
  • "April 2007: When Apple stopped the rot/Some of Apple's biggest enterprise advantages go back to a little-known change in its fiscal accounting over a decade ago."  Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "The Apple Watch's dominance is under threat: The Apple Watch performed strongly in the second quarter this year, research house Canalys reports, with 3.5 million units shipped worldwide. But while its total shipments were up, Apple lost overall market share because competitors are catching up with their own products."  Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch Sales Up 30% In Q2 YoY--Canalys" Investopedia 8:44 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Prepare Your Mac to Upgrade to macOS Mojave" Intego 2:23 PM
  • "Hands On: Designing websites with Sparkle, the spiritual successor to iWeb" AppleInsider 2:22 PM
  • "Mac: How to get the official Apple user guide for free" 9to5Mac 2:23 PM
  • "How to see hidden files and folders in macOS" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "Steam for macOS is now 64-bit, adds new chat features & design, more" 9to5Mac 11:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Makes Rights Deal To Turn Terry Gilliam's 'Time Bandits' Into TV Series"  Deadline 2:52 PM
  • "Apple May Turn Fantasy 80s Movie 'Time Bandits' Into a TV Series" MacRumors 2:52 PM
  • "New patent lawsuit targets Apple over voice control tech in Siri- & HomeKit-enabled devices"  AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Trump claims again that Apple is building 'plants' in the United States" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "Apple is not building new plants in the U.S., even though Trump continues to say it is" BGR 2:24 PM
  • "Apple will repair iPhones, iPads and Macs damaged by Japanese floods for free" 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Over 11 million people have installed spyware from 'Big Star Labs': Apps are quietly collecting full browser histories against Google rules/A new batch of spyware has been discovered by AdGuard Research. The malware comes in the form of Android app (and one unsanctioned iOS app) and extensions for Chrome and Firefox." TechSpot 3:59 PM
  • "In his own words: Steve Jobs was surprised by App Store's early success" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs on designing the NeXT logo" Apple Must 11:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Fake news a democratic crisis, MPs warn" BBC 6:33 PM
  • "For Better or Worse, YouTube Now Adapts to Multiple Aspect Ratios" Gizmodo 6:18 PM
  • "The Trump administration is talking to Facebook and Google about potential rules for online privacy"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:14 PM
  • "Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and this city is not happy: After Comcast broke a city's rules, cable lobby asked FCC to preempt them." Ars Technica 2:23 PM
  • "White House reportedly working on federal data privacy policy: Officials are looking to give consumers more control but also limit state efforts." Engadget 9:32 AM
  • "Samsung's (Foldable) 'Galaxy F' Price Will Make The iPhone X Look CHEAP" Know Your Mobile 8:45 AM
  • "Why two seemingly identical wireless network tests give such different results" BGR 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung teases Galaxy Note 9's big battery, memory" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Google follows in Apple's footsteps by cleaning up its Play Store" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Amazon challenges ACLU study on facial recognition tech and police" GeekWire 3:45 PM
  • "Google warns about 'inherent bias' in face recognition: Silicon Valley is having a rocky relationship with face recognition technology"  V3 8:14 AM
  • "Google bans crypto-mining apps from Play Store" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Twitter shares fall 18% as number of monthly users slips" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook could spend $10 million this year to protect Mark Zuckerberg — that's over $27,000 per day" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Facebook stops InfoWars host posting for 30 days" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook removes four videos on pages operated by Alex Jones and InfoWars" CNNMoney 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show: 'Cut That Mustache With Scissors', With Special Guest Marco Arment" Daring Fireball 8:16 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: The New MacBook Pro" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:53 PM
  • "Macstock -Julie Kuehl On CoSchedule, Macstock, and Star Trek Las Vegas" MacVoices 2:12 PM
  • "Under the Hood with iPhone Cellular Data, Uninterrupted Power Supplies -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-27" The Mac Observer 12:43 PM
  • "Macworld August 2018 Digital Edition" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "iPad & iPhone User 134 Digital Edition" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro thermal fix, listener questions, and more" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro performance, after the patch, on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Your 2018 iPhone may be slower than Android phones: That's because Apple's upcoming iPhones will use only Intel modems, Qualcomm inferred, and that could mean slower network speeds." CNET 4:00 PM
  • "The MacBook Pro's tight security comes with an annoying compromise"  Digital Trends 8:05 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

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Re-testing the MacBook Pro: Apple's firmware update led to a big improvement/The new MacBook Pro now behaves as expected, but there are still limitations." Ars Technica 5:36 PM
  • "2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro (2018, 15-inch) Review: Apple's newest pro-grade notebook is fast and flawed." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
  • "TikiTunes is a solid portable speaker with a certain glow about it" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "We compared Google News and Apple's built-in News app for the iPhone to see which one is better — and there's a clear winner" ["In the end, Google News is the clear winner. Apple News certainly has its strengths, and it worked well for me for a few months. But the redesign of the Google News app has turned it into a powerful and effective tool for delivering the news."] Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "Here's what's great about CarPlay (and what still needs work): There's a lot to like about Apple's in-car infotainment system." iMore 7:52 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to customize respond with text while receiving a phone call" 9to5Mac 6:46 PM
  • "How to print and share from Photos for iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:49 PM
  • "How to share location, contacts, and more with iMessage on iPhone or iPad" iMore 12:13 PM
  • "How to group HomePod and Sonos speakers for multi-speaker surround sound" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "The Easy Way to Disable Apple Watch Notifications in watchOS 5" iPhone Hacks 7:21 AM
Tips
  • "iOS: How to Send Apple Handwriting Feedback in Apple Notes" The Mac Observer 12:43 PM
  • "Technical Terms: Serif and Sans-Serif" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "Does your iPhone keep dying? How to clean up your overworked apps" ShortList 8:46 AM
  • "When You Want to Be Disturbed During 'Do Not Disturb' Time: Android and iOS have a setting to mute alerts, calls and notifications when you need some peace and quiet, but you can still let important calls ring through." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "7 Apple Watch tips for runners: Extend your battery life, improve tracking, set custom goals and other Apple Watch tips to help you get the most out of your run." CNET 7:48 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is Looking More and More Like the Company to Go With" The Mac Observer 5:26 PM
  • "3 things Steve Jobs had wrong about the App Store: A newly released 2008 interview with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs provides insight into the App Store just 30 days after it launched." ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "Samsung's anti-iPhone X ads show why it keeps losing to Apple" phoneArena 8:45 AM
  • "Ditch Your iPhone" [Slideshow] Mashable 8:39 AM
  • "The 2018 iPhones may drop Qualcomm's modems and go Intel-only, and that could be a good thing: Intel's modem quality is improving rapidly, and it benefits us all to have one global hardware variant."  Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Looking forward to the next Apple Watch: Moving to a slightly newer Apple Watch has left Dan Moren excited about what this year's model might bring."  Macworld 7:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "I'm Deleting All My Old Tweets Because Nothing Matters" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:32 AM
  • "How Software Ate the Point of Sale: Or, why paying for stuff is so complicated now" The Atlantic 8:56 AM
  • "Top 3 reasons to buy a Chromebook over a cheap Windows laptop" Android Central 8:29 AM
  • "Why Twitter should ignore the phony outrage over 'shadow banning'" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Is facial recognition technology racist?" The Week UK 8:46 AM
  • "5 Common Misconceptions about AI" Gigaom 7:43 AM
  • "How Is AI Used In Healthcare - 5 Powerful Real-World Examples That Show The Latest Advances" Forbes 7:31 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple offers flood victims in Japan free pickup, repair and delivery of damaged iOS powered devices" phoneArena 9:34 PM
  • "Edge for iOS gets visual search and other features from the beta" Neowin 4:00 PM
  • "Verizon unveils its own VPN service for iOS devices priced at $4/month" 9to5Mac 3:45 PM
  • "Jailbreak iOS 11.4.1 Update: Ian Beer Releases Updated iOS KDP Kernel Debugger But It's Not What You Think It Is" Redmond Pie 12:13 PM
  • "6 of the best Qi wireless chargers for iPhone X and 8" Apple Must 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Redesigns Apple Store App with New Search Features" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Store app adds voice search" iLounge 9:32 AM
  • "The 5 Best Stargazing Apps for iPhone and Android" InVerse 8:55 AM
  • "Telegram iOS app adds controversial feature to store real-world ID documents" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Skater - Let's Skate, A Challenging Racing Game, Now Available" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft employees question CEO over company's contract with ICE" The New York Times 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlook now has an optional dark mode to 'minimise eye strain' when checking your inbox late at night" Daily Mail (UK) 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft to Alleviate the Pain of Windows Update Reboots: It's very frustrating to be in the middle of working on your PC, or just having walked away for a few minutes, only to return to see your computer rebooting. Microsoft realizes how annoying that is, and is trying to solve the problem in the latest Windows 10 Insider Build." PC Magazine 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft bangs the 'devices as a service' drum ahead of Windows 7's end-of-support deadline" ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "New Spectre attack can remotely steal secrets, researchers say" ZDNet 5:17 PM
  • "Intel delays 10nm Cannon Lake processors, again, until late 2019: Firm promises to deliver chips to consumer PCs in time for the holidays... next year" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "PCs Using Intel's Delayed 10nm Chips Won't Ship Until Late 2019" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19: Intel is going to be building 14nm chips for a long time yet." Ars Technica 6:03 PM
  • "PCs with Cannon Lake CPUs won't be on sale until the very end of 2019: Intel confirms when 10nm chips will hit volume production" TechRadar UK 6:42 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake Processors Will Be Ready By Late 2019" UberGizmo 9:33 PM
  • "Intel H310 Motherboards Reportedly Support Incoming 8-Core Coffee Lake Processors" HotHardware 5:18 PM
  • "Intel loses a $1 billion/year customer: Double digit shrinkage at one of the divisions" SemiAccurate 8:19 AM
  • "Intel pushes 10nm back to late 2019" bit-tech 6:42 AM
  • "Intel Claims Progress on 10nm Yields But Pushes back Release Schedule" CDR Info 6:43 AM
  • "Intel Cannon Lake: Widespread 10nm release not expected until late 2019" TrustedReviews 6:43 AM
  • "Intel Aiming to Standardize Chip Communication" EE Times Asia 6:35 AM
  • "Leaked Intel Roadmap Reveals Some Surprises for HPC Customers" Top 500 6:50 AM
  • "We'll have six months of AMD's 7nm CPUs by the time Intel's 10nm processors launch" PCGamesN 6:41 AM
  • "AMD records its highest quarterly net income in seven years: Team Red beat expectations thanks to Ryzen, Radeon demand" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "IBM Watson AI criticised after giving 'unsafe' cancer treatment advice" Telegraph 6:33 AM
  • "IBM's Watson reportedly created unsafe cancer treatment plans: Medical experts apparently found multiple instances of unsafe recommendations by the system." Engadget 6:34 AM
  • "IBM exec: To survive, auto industry, dealers must embrace analytics, artificial intelligence" WRAL TechWire 6:49 AM
  • "Samsung starts mass producing 'first' 2nd-gen 10nm LPDDR4X DRAM: Boasts a 10 per cent power reduction over current mobile DRAM memory chips" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Trading Nation: Apple reports earnings next week" [Video Report] CNBC 4:00 PM
  • "Investors think Amazon will beat Apple to $1 trillion valuation" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Summit NYC: We are proud to announce the second investor summit dedicated to the long-term investors in Apple. It's happening in New York City at The Merceron August 16th from 10am to 10pm." asymco 8:15 AM
  • "How Will Apple's iPhone Segment Perform in Fiscal Q3 2018?" Market Realist 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends lower after disappointing results from Twitter, bellwethers: Dow, S&P 500 log longest stretch of weekly gains since January" MarketWatch 5:21 PM
  • "Stocks Trim Losses at Close of Trading: Stocks ended the day off their lows but still in the red Friday as tech share weakness overcame strong GDP data." TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline as Tech Stocks Sag: S&P 500 ekes out fourth straight weekly advance, buoyed by strong earnings; blue chips add 1.6%, while Nasdaq fell 1.1% for the week" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:25 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets mixed; BHP stock jumps after $10.5 billion deal: Nikkei nudges higher, while indexes in China, Hong Kong fall" MarketWatch 7:30 AM
  • "European stocks on course for best week in 4 months as Carrefour rallies: European earnings growth accelerates" MarketWatch 7:30 AM

 
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