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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
  • "This stat shows that Apple's decision to sell $1,000 iPhones may have been a stroke of genius"  Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Investors Seek Clues on Next iPhone With Quarterly Results"  Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Tuesday earnings call all about 2019 iPhone demand, analyst says" AppleInsider 10:26 AM
  • "Apple 3Q18 Earnings Expectation Meters" Above Avalon 4:45 PM
  • "Apple and Amazon lead the pack to $1 trillion market value" AFP 8:19 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs and Bill Gates defined a decade of tech—according to CNN's The 2000s" Ars Technica 1:55 PM
  • "FY 18 Third Quarter Results: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET" Apple Investor News 10:28 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Mojave beta 5 enables per-app eGPU acceleration on built-in Mac displays" 9to5Mac 6:29 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac Fix: Cannot Send Messages on a Mac But Can Receive Them" MacTrast 8:36 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem/The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything." ["As well as adding specific Learning Tools, Microsoft is bringing the Mac and web versions closer to parity with the desktop Windows version of OneNote, improving the iOS and Android mobile applications...."] TechRepublic 8:38 AM
  • "Hands On: Setapp's continuing attempt to change the way we all pay for Mac apps" AppleInsider 4:37 PM
  • "How to customize AirPods settings on Mac" 9to5Mac 4:36 PM
  • "How to Start a Simple Web Server in Python 3 on Mac" OS X Daily 4:45 PM
  • "How To View Folder Sizes" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why you're using Tor wrong: If you're concerned about online security, you may use Tor to access or manage anonymous servers. But you're probably using it wrong. Here's why." ZDNet 8:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox is getting a new logo (or ten)" TechCrunch 7:38 PM
  • "macOS Mojave includes new MacBook Pro and iMac marketing wallpapers, download here" 9to5Mac 4:36 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hires Developer of VR Painting App/Google has the Tilt Brush team, Apple has the developer of Cyber Paint: The Cupertino company recently hired Sterling Crispin, who previously built a painting app for mobile VR headsets, Variety has learned." Variety 4:37 PM
  • "Apple Hires Creator of Virtual Reality Cyber Paint App" MacRumors 4:37 PM
  • "Cupertino may take second bite at Apple's apple with business tax plan" ["The draft ordinance would raise Cupertino's current business tax revenue from about $800,000 a year by 1,275 percent to $10.2 million. Apple, which employs two-third of the workers in town, would be saddled under the new formula with a $9.4 million tax bill as a result."]  Silicon Valley Business Journal 8:31 AM
  • "Juniper Research: Contactless Payments to Represent 1 in 3 In-Store Transactions Globally by 2020" ["According to the new research, Contactless Payments: Payment Cards, OEM Pay & Mobile Wallets 2018-2023, the mobile contactless payments market will be driven by Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and other OEM Pay wallets."] Business Wire 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Pay Predicted to Account for Half of Mobile Wallet Users by 2020" MacRumors 10:16 AM
  • "Apple Pay to account for 1 in 2 contactless mobile wallet users by 2020" TechCrunch 10:25 AM
  • "I went to Best Buy and the salesman tried to break a MacBook: Which laptop is better than a MacBook Air? I went to BestBuy to see what its salespeople would say. Or, indeed, do." ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "1980s film 'Time Bandits' could become new Apple series" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Adds Time Bandits to its Original TV Show Lineup" The Mac Observer 10:10 AM
  • "App Store search ads expand to France, Germany, Italy, Japan & elsewhere" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "U.S. government agencies may finally listen to Jobs' advice on Flash" Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple launches ill-fated Lisa project" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google fires shots at Microsoft and Apple with new Chromebook ad" Android Police 4:46 PM
  • "Google's latest Chromebook ad throws shade at macOS and Windows, showcases Pixelbook & Android apps [Video] 9to5Google 4:45 PM
  • "Sen. Mark Warner floats major tech company regulations that don't include breakups" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters: Emma Best, a freedom of information activist, has published a large cache of Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and some of its most fervent supporters, including ones showing antisemitic sentiment from Wikileaks." Motherboard 10:23 AM
  • "Google's lead lawyer moves into a global policy role" TechCrunch 4:36 PM
  • "Google is making it easier to reschedule meetings in Calendar" The Verge 4:36 PM
  • "Google Blocks Mining Apps From Its Play Store" Investopedia 10:25 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 rumors: A giant notch, big bezels, and an intriguing dock/The third generation of Google's Pixel flagship phone is due to land this fall, and we already know a lot about it." PCWorld 10:16 AM
  • "Do you know your monthly spend on digital subscriptions? A survey suggests not ..." 9to5Google 10:16 AM
  • "YouTube's website now supports vertical videos without black bars" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "Pedestrians are a hard problem for self-driving cars—here's one solution: Self-driving cars need to understand pedestrians. This startup wants to help." Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "APFS, Shutdown, Messages, and Notifications – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 720" The Mac Observer 6:33 PM
  • "Macstock -Daniel Prinssen's Latest Projects" MacVoices 4:29 PM
  • "Bryan's Whole Home Listening Concept for Siri – TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-30" The Mac Observer 1:51 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's rumored 6.1" budget LCD iPhone may use a single-lens camera to keep prices down" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "This is what the next iPhone could look like" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "The new iPad Pro is about to get incredibly courageous" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Purported 2018 iPad Pro CAD shows new location of Smart Connector" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "The New iPad Pro Could Borrow the iPhone's Worst Feature" LAPTOP Magazine 11:18 AM
  • "Apple's Rumored MacBook Air Successor Said to Use Intel's Kaby Lake Refresh Processors" MacRumors 11:03 AM
  • "iOS 12 beta 5 further hints at dual-SIM support coming to future iPhone models" 9to5Mac 8:36 PM
  • "Call reporting function in iOS 12 may help Apple avoid iPhone ban in India" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple seeds fifth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12 + watchOS 5" iLounge 1:56 PM
  • "Beta 5 of iOS 12 & MacOS Mojave Released for Testing" OS X Daily 1:56 PM
  • "iOS 12 developer beta 5 available to download on iPhone, iPad" BGR 1:55 PM
  • "iOS 12 beta 5 includes new shots of AirPods wireless charging case for AirPower ahead of release" 9to5Mac 4:36 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:36 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2018) review: The tricked out MacBook Pro recovers from an early software stumble" CNET 8:22 AM
  • "The 2018 MacBook Pro gets a boost with the Supplemental Update: Apple addressed the laptop's throttling issues with a system update, and the speed improvements are much better than before." Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "The Primus Apple Watch band debuts in Italian calfskin leather" Cult of Mac 9:10 PM
  • "Fitbit Ace review: An awesome activity tracker for kids, but a bit confusing/I'm 11 years old, and finally get to use a Fitbit! I love all the step and sleep tracking, but the Fitbit app isn't very clear." Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Zagg Nomad Book review: An iPad keyboard case that tries to do all things and fails at most/Sure, it's a rare case that supports both the 9.7-inch iPad and the Apple Pencil. It's just not worth the hassle." Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Hands on: Mophie's Powerstation Plus XL stands out from the battery pack with built-in Lightning in, Lightning out & wireless charging" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple VP Education writes on the future of teaching: Apple VP Education John Couch has written a timely and appropriate book that ably describes why how we teach must change to meet the needs of our changing world." Computerworld 7:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 5 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 9:23 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to change default search engine in Safari" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "How to download watchOS 5 beta 5 to your Apple Watch" iMore 1:54 PM
  • "How to download and install macOS Mojave developer beta 5 to your Mac" iMore 1:54 PM
  • "How to install tvOS 12 beta 5 on your Apple TV" iMore 1:54 PM
  • "How to organize photos and videos into albums on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 1:53 PM
  • "How to Get a Weekly View in Apple's Calendar: A few iOS apps show different screens when you rotate a phone to a horizontal position." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:43 AM
  • "New MacBook Pros at work? Here's how to manage them right: Apple's newest laptops include a slew of security features that make them good corporate citizens. So it's important to know how best to deploy and manage them." Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "How to manage your attachments in Messages on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:53 AM
Tips
  • "Don't Fall for This 'Tech Support' Phishing Scam Plaguing iOS Users" iDrop News 5:37 PM
  • "Pro Tip: Quickly look up a word in iOS without an app" Cult of Mac 1:55 PM
  • "5 fast ways to open your iPhone Camera" Apple Must 10:09 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Chart: Apple Music Is Losing Ground To Spotify" Benzinga 1:56 PM
  • "We're about to find out just how good the iPhone X's staying power is" Quartz 1:55 PM
  • "Apple May Be Forced Into Staggered Release for New iPhones ... Again" InvestorPlace 1:54 PM
  • "Apple Pay may account for half of mobile wallet users by 2020" AppleInsider 1:53 PM
  • "iPad Pro rumor watch: Apple isn't crazy enough to change the location of the Smart Connector" Macworld 11:36 AM
  • "Comment: The rumor that Face ID only works in vertical mode on the new iPads makes zero sense" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Fortnite for Android leak points to risky anti-Google Play plan" Android Authority 10:15 AM
  • "CAT S61 Android smartphone review: Taking the smartphone as a tool to the next level" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Asus Zenfone 5Q review: Pretty on the outside, but full of questionable decisions" Android Police 8:21 AM
  • "Thinking About the Next Pixel Phones (Premium)" Thurrott 7:53 AM
  • "The Fall Of Facebook" Forbes 7:49 PM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "John Oliver fixes Facebook's apology ad to remind you that the company still doesn't care about you" The Verge 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Logitech is acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million in cash" The Verge 9:23 PM
  • "Logitech announces it has acquired popular audio & microphone company Blue" 9to5Mac 9:11 PM
  • "Logitech is buying Blue Microphones" TechCrunch 9:11 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS predicts which restaurants you will like with new 'match' feature" 9to5Mac 6:01 PM
  • "Caviar Adam and Even phones will tempt you in the best way" Cult of Mac 4:45 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 30: Automation, Slack, Content, Inspiration" The MUG Center 1:52 PM
  • "Steth IO raises $1.23M to expand smartphone-based intelligent stethoscope to new markets" GeekWire 11:18 AM
  • "New Swift certification program validates coding skills for students" 9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "This startup wants to make blood testing as easy as snapping a photo with an iPhone" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "Udoq Launches The Ultimate Apple Dock For Wireless & Wired Charging, Docking, & Operation For All Apple Devices" Thomas PR 9:00 AM
  • "'Arc the Lad R' Announced for iOS and Android in Japan From Sony and ForwardWorks" Touch Arcade 7:53 AM
  • "QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier lets you easily distribute audio up to four headphones" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM banks on the the blockchain to boost financial services innovation" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "IBM trials blockchain platform aimed at banks" CNBC 9:03 AM
  • "IBM's blockchain app store wants to help banks cut costs" CNNMoney 1:53 PM
  • "CLS, IBM and nine banks to build blockchain marketplace" Finextra 9:03 AM
  • "IBM awarded $83 million in Groupon e-commerce patent dispute" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Jury Awards IBM $83 Million in Closely-Watched Patent Dispute with Groupon" Insurance Journal 9:01 AM
  • "Windows 10's Start menu could have a nifty change in the pipeline" TechRadar UK 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25" The Register 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft patent hints at a dual-screen mobile device for video calling" TechRadar UK 9:08 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Now Ships With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS" PC Magazine 8:58 AM
  • "Dell voorziet Developer Edition van XPS 13 van Ubuntu 18.04" Tweakers Net 8:57 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K 3DMark Time Spy benchmark results appear" Hexus 8:56 AM
  • "Asus listed 19x Intel Z390 motherboardss this weekend" Hexus 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and features" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
  • "Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake i9 9900K is 18% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X" PCGamesN 8:53 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K leaked benchmark leaves AMD Ryzen 7 2700X in the dust" TechRadar UK 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9900K trounces AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X in alleged 3DMark benchmarks" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Stock Breaks Out but Approaches Overbought Levels" Investopedia 6:01 PM
  • "Cowen raises price forecast on red hot AMD after CEO tells analyst the chipmaker is 'just getting started'" CNBC 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation release date, news and rumors" TechRadar UK 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2990X, 2970X & 2950X Specs Leaked – 32, 24 & 16 Cores at 250W, 180W & 125W" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2 2990WX will also be a wallet-ripper at $1,835" Computing 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2990WX listing outs CPU's hefty £1,400 price-tag" The Inquirer 8:51 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX with 32 cores gets listed in Canada webshop (1850 USD)" Guru3D 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins software bet is working and it's worth understanding" Financial Express 8:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's September quarter: Analysts, place your bets" Apple 3.0 10:28 AM
Industry News
  • "A third straight bludgeoning for Tech Stocks drives Nasdaq to 3-week closing low: Facebook's shares officially drops into bear-market territory" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "Another tech stock tumble pulls US indexes sharply lower" Associated Press 4:38 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Tech Shares Weigh on Indexes: The Dow industrials, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell slightly as earnings season continues" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:38 PM
  • "Stock markets across Asia slip mostly slip, led by Hong Kong: Nikkei dips as Eisai extends downturn; stocks in China fall" MarketWatch 10:11 AM
  • "European stocks fall from 6-week high as trade, tech woes linger: Heineken shares drop after margin warning" MarketWatch 10:11 AM

 
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