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Tuesday Highlights: Apple continues to be chip in trade and tariff wars with troubled Turkey threatening boycott of iPhones; Jonny Evans imagines ways "Apple's AI imaging vision may save lives"; new law proposal in Australia could fine tech firms up to $7.3 million for non compliance in handing over encrypted private data; researcher says warnings in macOS "trivial for malware to suppress and bypass"; Macworld calls PhotoBulk 2 a "Swiss Army Knife...for batch image processing" on the Mac; apparently Apple's aggressive arguments against Apple Park property taxes see company "claiming...cluster of properties around Apple Park is worth just $200"; Sainsbury supermarket experimenting with "scan, pay and go technology" in London; most analysts agree HomePod is at 6% marketshare, but disagree over how many have been sold; TrendForce study predicts budget version among new iPhones coming this Fall, starting at $699—more in our Hardware/Software section; Creqtive Bloq reviews 13" 2018 MacBook Pro with Blackmagic eGPU.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple And The Rise Of The Trillion-Dollar Firm"  Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "Behind Apple's Trillion-Dollar Company Numbers"  TechNewsWorld 2:03 PM
  • "Explainer: Who is Tim Cook? We investigate the Apple CEO who took over from Steve Jobs" PC & Tech Authority 9:21 PM
  • "Here's Apple's Plan to Keep From Losing the World's Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market: Samsung, Xiaomi, and other rivals are stomping the company in India, where it ranks 11th."  Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "Apple hopes to open first retail stores in India 'next year'" Apple Must 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's new India chief pursues aggressive strategy to revive cold iPhone sales" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Plans Revamped India Strategy With Official Stores, Year-Long iPhone Deals, and Improved Apps" MacRumors 9:52 AM
  • "Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher: You thought paying $1,000 for an iPhone was a lot? It may be just the beginning."  CNET 7:37 AM
  • "The iPad Pro needs more than smaller bezels to take on the Galaxy Tab S4 and Surface Go: Apple may have started the post-PC revolution but its in danger of getting left behind."  Macworld 7:23 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave to Developers" MacRumors 1:43 PM
  • "macOS Mojave Windows Migration utility can transfer third-party app accounts, contacts, more" 9to5Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Apple adds improved Windows Migration Utility to macOS Mojave" The Verge 2:26 PM
  • "Safari still leads in mobile browser share, but Facebook's browser is on the rise" AppleInsider 3:55 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "MacOS Mojave lets you use an eGPU with a MacBook Pro display. And the gaming boost can be fantastic"  Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "FileMaker Pro Advanced 17 review: Plenty of great reasons to upgrade to this latest version" Macworld 7:40 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Perform Privilege Escalation, Part 1 (File Permissions Abuse)" Wonder How To 6:36 PM
  • "How to Perform Privilege Escalation, Part 2 (Password Phishing)" Wonder How To 6:37 PM
  • "How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "How To Share a Numbers Spreadsheet With a Non-Apple User" MacMost 9:39 AM
  • "How to play Windows games on your Mac without Windows" iMore 3:08 PM
Op/Ed
  • "I'd like the ability to use my iPad Pro as a screen for a Mac mini" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "LCFM Native Brings Android Within Reach for FileMaker Developers" prMac 9:52 AM
  • "Cisdem Data Recovery 5.0.0 Brings Enhanced Recovery Accuracy up to 96.8%" Cisdem 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re Collaborate to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in Illinois and Virginia" PRNewswire 1:43 PM
  • "Apple wants solar power 'for the rest of us'" Apple Must 1:43 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Q1 2018 Tablet Apps Processor Market Share: Intel and Qualcomm Gain Share/Apple Maintains Lead but will the Qualcomm Focus on Cellular Integration Win Through?" Business Wire 1:42 PM
  • "Russian App Market is on Fire!" ["Russia's emerging app market is dominated primarily by Android Operating Systems. Google Play provides over three times as many downloads as the iOS App Store in Russia, though in 2018, the U.S., Russia, and Turkey all experienced significant growth of iOS downloads."]  Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Is Removing Alex Jones And Infowars' Podcasts From iTunes: The removal follows enforcement actions by platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify and is the largest crackdown on conspiratorial news content by a technology company to date." BuzzFeed News 8:04 AM
  • "Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Taken Down by Apple, Facebook and YouTube" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:04 PM
  • "Facebook and Apple remove pages and podcasts from Alex Jones for hate speech violations" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Apple removes most of U.S. conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook, iTunes and Spotify drop InfoWars" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Apple banned Alex Jones and Infowars from its podcast directory. But Apple's App Store has different rules, and you can still download the Infowars app" Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook and other tech companies delete content from Alex Jones" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:37 PM
  • "Microsoft joins Apple and other retailers in supporting Disney's 'Movies Anywhere'" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "Apple temporarily closes Florida's Waterside Shops store for renovations starting next month" iDownload Blog 11:00 AM
  • "August 6, 1997 — The day Apple and Microsoft made peace" AppleInsider 9:52 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Microsoft investment helps save Apple" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CBS All Access Is Laying the Groundwork for Non-Stop Star Trek" Gizmodo 8:11 PM
  • "Verizon Didn't Bother to Write a Privacy Policy for its 'Privacy Protecting' VPN" Motherboard 2:03 PM
  • "Google openly told YouTubers when its next big smartphone will be released, and a YouTuber has now told everyone" Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Facebook asks U.S. banks for financial info to boost user engagement: WSJ" Reuters 11:05 AM
  • "Facebook eyes user banking data" Axios 11:00 AM
  • "Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy: In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data."  Motherboard 10:14 AM
  • "T-Mobile introduces cheaper, stripped-down unlimited plan: The plan is $10 less a month and launches on Friday." CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Fossil's new smartwatches will make your heart beat faster – and show you, too" Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "LG wants to make sure you know it has a phone with a stylus too" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "Quantum Computing Will Create Jobs. But Which Ones?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:23 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721" The Mac Observer 8:40 PM
  • "Macstock -Scenes from the Live Feed" MacVoices 5:34 PM
  • "#205: Monolithic Entertainment Console/It was a huge week: Apple broke a trillion dollars in market cap and Jason bought a new TV. And since money is on everyone's minds, Myke and Jason take Apple's $243B and go on a corporate shopping spree as a part of the ongoing Upgrade Summer of Fun." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:08 PM
  • "Security Software Deep Dive: How Intego NetBarrier Firewall Works — Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 41" Intego 2:03 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with NightCap Camera Developer Chris Wood" The Mac Observer 1:44 PM
  • "Deconstructing the 'Apple is Greedy' Argument -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-06" The Mac Observer 1:40 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Computer virus cripples top Apple supplier TSMC" ["The virus hit the company's computer network late Friday and spread to machines used to make chips and processors, TSMC said in a statement Sunday."]  CNNMoney 7:28 AM
  • "TSMC computer virus hit may delay Apple shipments, but impact limited: analysts" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Computer virus at A-series chipmaker TSMC could delay chip shipments for new iPhones" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "iPhone Chipmaker Blames WannaCry Variant for Plant Closures" Bloomberg 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Supplier TSMC Recovering From 'Debilitating' Computer Virus" MacRumors 7:33 AM
  • "Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm: Outbreak could shave $256 million from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s sales." Ars Technica 2:26 PM
  • "'iPhone 9' leak hints at big camera improvements" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "This might be our first-ever look at Apple's unreleased 6.1-inch iPhone" BGR 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers" MacRumors 1:43 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 gets its first jailbreak" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple's HomePod can now be played as a stereo pair – so is it worth buying two?" Metro UK 8:00 AM
  • "Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video] 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Review: The Mixcder E8 headphones offer noise-cancellation and a long battery life on a budget" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "The Nucleum 7-in-1 USB hub is a great peripheral for a 12-inch MacBook" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "Brother HL-3170CDW review: A cheap and charming color laser printer" CNET 7:39 AM
  • "Brother HL-L2395DW review: I finally found an affordable printer I don't hate" CNET 7:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Applications Folder: iExit Interstate Exit Guide" Six Colors 3:08 PM
  • "Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2: Framee is one of the simplest photo-frame apps out there, and definitely one of the cheapest. Works with Android tablets, too!" CNET 7:39 AM
  • "Escape emails and get work done with Slack [50 Essential iOS Apps #45] Cult of Mac 11:05 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Delete a Reminder on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 3:08 PM
  • "How to mark up photos in Messages on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:09 PM
  • "How to send Messages as SMS on iPhones" Apple Must 10:32 AM
  • "How to Remove Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak from iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 11:10 AM
Tips
  • "The Swim Test for Smartphones: How waterproof is your device? An international standard measures a gadget's ability to withstand dips and dunks — as well as dust and dirt." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "How To Fax From Your Computer With These 5 Outstanding Apps" Forbes 7:24 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "LCD iPhones Will Continue Being Part of Apple's Lineup Until 2020" UberGizmo 9:22 PM
  • "Apple Joins Technology Group for Mesh-Connected IoT Devices" The Mac Observer 8:36 PM
  • "Apple Should Make a Mechanical Keyboard"  Motherboard 2:03 PM
  • "Apple, Other Tech Firms Remove Links to Infowars Content: Moves by internet platforms intensify debate over censoring online material"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:02 PM
  • "Rethinking Conventional Wisdom Around Hardware ASPs: Apple's recent earnings call, where the company revealed its iPhone average selling price (ASP) for the second quarter grew to $724, stunned many industry watchers. And while it's true that no other smartphone vendor is selling phones at near that price in the same volumes as Apple, the reality is that four of the top five smartphone vendors worldwide have seen their ASPs increase over the course of the last year. In addition, that top five is also consolidating share, reflecting the maturity of the market." Tech.pinions 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Books: A Love Letter to Readers"  MacStories 10:14 AM
  • "Comment: I'd love to see Apple offer dual-SIM iPhones worldwide, but am not optimistic" 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
  • "The iPad Pro needs mouse support if Apple really considers it a personal computer alternative" Apple World Today 8:37 AM
  • "TSMC's iPhone chip attack is a wake up call for enterprise security"  Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "25 Biggest iPhone Annoyances From an Android User" iPhone Hacks 7:10 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Fighting fake news is a losing battle, but there are other ways to win the war." Monday Note 8:09 AM
  • "China's censored Google is an ethical catastrophe" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "All Android phones should run stock OS (including you Samsung!)" The Next Web 7:49 AM
  • "How Microsoft became tech's good guy: Even if it's doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good."  Computerworld 7:27 AM
  • "Op-ed: Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea [Updated] Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "Win or Lose, the Alex Jones Lawsuit Will Help Redefine Free Speech" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Bad script ideas for the return of Jean Luc Picard..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 6: E-Libraries, OCR, Accessibility" The MUG Center 5:34 PM
  • "SEGA Just Updated a Bunch of SEGA Forever Titles Including 'The Revenge of Shinobi', 'Phantasy Star II' and More With New Emulation Features" Touch Arcade 2:03 PM
  • "Renovations set to begin September 2nd at Apple's retail store in Naples, FL" 9to5Mac 10:15 AM
  • "The NYT adds a personalized 'news feed' to its iOS app" TechCrunch 9:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Reports About Microsoft Planning To Charge Monthly Subscription Fees For Windows 10 Are Wrong" Tech Times 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft tells us why buggy Windows 10 updates aren't buggy at all" The Inquirer 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 set to unseat Windows 7 by year end" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17730" Softpedia 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft says classic Skype will live on... for now: A number of users aren't satisfied with the updated version." Engadget 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Says That Skype Classic Will Be Sticking Around (For Now)" UberGizmo 9:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements" Neowin 7:02 PM
  • "Google just removed 145 Android apps that contained malware for Windows PCs" BGR 8:25 PM
  • "IBM X-Force Red Grows With New Labs and ATM Testing Service" eWeek 8:27 AM
  • "ATM hacking becomes a priority in IBM cybersecurity facilities" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "HP printer? Over 100 inkjet models have two critical bugs so patch now, warns HP" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Cannon Lake, and beyond: Everything you need to know" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "Gigabyte Leaks Existence, Backwards Compatibility of 9th Gen Intel Chips" ExtremeTech 8:21 AM
  • "Intel brewing up Coffee Lake NUC mini desktop PCs for pre-order" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Intel shares fall after Barclays downgrades chipmaker due to rising AMD competition" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "AMD opens preorders for 2nd-generation Threadripper chips" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "AMD's 32-core Threadripper dares Intel to match it on cores and price" PCWorld Australia 8:22 AM
  • "AMD France says Threadripper 2990WX is 53% faster than the Core i9-7980XE" TechSpot 8:12 AM
  • "AMD lets slip that its Threadripper 32-core CPU is over 50% faster than Intel's Core i9-7980XE" TechRadar UK 8:12 AM
  • "AMD announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs" Hexus 8:13 AM
  • "AMD unveils a quartet of Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processors" TechRadar UK 8:13 AM
  • "7nm Nvidia and AMD chips among those affected by TSMC's $253m virus outbreak" PCGamesN 8:12 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Flagship X399 CPU Listed For Pre-Orders on Newegg For $1799 US – Officially Launches on 13th August" WCCFTech 8:12 AM
  • "Hmm, there's something fishy about this graph charting AMD's push into Intel's server turf" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H With Vega 8 Graphics Spotted For HP Pavilion All-in-One" SegmentNext 8:10 AM
  • "AMD unveils custom Ryzen and Vega APU destined for Chinese games consoles" The Inquirer 8:10 AM
  • "AMD France shares Threadripper 2990WX Cinebench score" Hexus 8:10 AM
  • "32-Core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Over 50% Faster Than 18-Core Intel Core i9-7980XE" SegmentNext 8:09 AM
  • "Arista to pay $400 million to Cisco to resolve court fight" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Optimization before migration: why you should challenge the norm" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Trade Wars and Apple Lose Momentum, EURUSD Levels Up to Support" Nasdaq 9:21 PM
  • "Apple hit $1T, but IBM once held more sway over the marke..." CNBC Videos 2:27 PM
  • "Is Apple At One Trillion The Peak For FAANG?" Seeking Alpha 2:04 PM
  • "Apple shares continue making shareholders proud" Times of Malta 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks brush off trade jitters to close higher as tech shares gain: Nasdaq extends winning streak to fifth session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher as Investors Ignore Latest Trade Tensions: Stocks held on to close higher Monday even amid an escalation in the trade war between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks notch a 3rd consecutive gain" Associated Press 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Robust Earnings Season: Earnings growth has pushed S&P 500 to its highest level since January despite escalating tariff threats from the U.S. and China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed, with China falling as trade worries sour sentiment: Hang Seng up more than 1%; Nikkei gives up early gain" MarketWatch 2:06 PM
  • "European stocks close lower as trade tensions flare up again: European stock markets finished down slightly Monday, as traders digested a flare-up in trade tensions between the U.S. and China as well as another round of earnings reports." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

 
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