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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Trump says will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner: Less than four months after their April White House meeting, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to dine together Friday night."  AppleInsider 7:30 PM
  • "Smartphones' Upsell Game Already Priced Out: Samsung, Apple have boosted prices over the last year, but that strategy has its limits"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Doug Field Returns to Apple After Leaving Tesla"  Daring Fireball 7:22 AM
  • "Doug Field, former Tesla engineering chief, returns to Apple: Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Telsa Inc last month, is returning to Apple Inc, Apple told Reuters on Thursday."  Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Apple hints at plan to build a car after all as it rehires ex-Tesla engineering head" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Tesla's chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's India Troubles To Continue" Zacks 10:53 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's Mac MDM Security Flaw is Bad, but Probably Won't Impact You" The Mac Observer 3:35 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to remove Mac Auto Fixer virus" iMore 7:59 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters" AppleInsider 3:42 PM
  • "Corel Painter 2019 review: Corel gets back to basics with an interface- and performance-centric upgrade" Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "How to add more contextual search services in macOS: Searching with Google via Safari is the default, but you can use Automator to add others." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Just Code Challenge Week 8 -JumpStart Mac App Launcher" Xojo Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Do you use this sometimes essential Mail tip?" Apple Must 12:45 PM
  • "How to find Mac keyboard shortcuts" 9to5Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Technical Terms: JavaScript" MacMost 9:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's current ads annoy and worry older people – but it doesn't matter ..."  9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "An elite Google hacker is directly challenging Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate over $2 million to charity" Business Insider 7:22 AM
  • "The Guy Behind iOS 11 Jailbreak Exploits Ian Beer Is Owed $2.45M For Apple Bug Bounty, Asks Tim Cook To Donate Money To Charity" Redmond Pie 3:41 PM
  • "Apple Pay usage grows strongly outside the U.S." Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Apple reassures US lawmakers over data snooping concerns - Video" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "McDonald's in Chicago is the latest Apple Store copycat - but not the first by far" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "Apple lines up new comedy from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' duo" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the 'It's Always Sunny' gang" TechCrunch 9:00 AM
  • "North Carolina chooses Apple for statewide K-3 reading program deployment" 9to5Mac 3:42 PM
  • "Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung ads mock iPhone X's lack of a stylus, praise Note 9's power despite slower chips" iDownload Blog 3:36 PM
  • "MTA Official Accused of Using Taxpayer Funds to Buy $60,000 of iPhones: Manhattan district attorney's office charges former MTA chief procurement officer with grand larceny" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Wikileaks Served With DNC Lawsuit Over Twitter" Gizmodo 5:58 PM
  • "DHS is worried about our elections, and it's asking hackers for help" Mashable 3:47 PM
  • "Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players: Matchmaking update would pair players against those with the same peripherals." Ars Technica 1:04 PM
  • "Law Professor: Progressives Are Regulating Away the Equality-Boosting Benefits of Uber, Airbnb and Google" Time 12:53 PM
  • "Exclusive: This is the BlackBerry Key2 LE" Android Police 11:48 AM
  • "The most malware infected cities in the US" BetaNews 9:02 AM
  • "T-Mobile's latest Un-Carrier Next announcement is happening August 15" Android Central 9:00 AM
  • "A creepy viral WhatsApp meme called Momo is scaring kids, worrying police, and has been linked to at least one death" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "In-display fingerprint sensor shipments growing" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
  • "Google has slashed the size of Android apps" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm Wins Taiwan Reprieve Amid Global Antitrust Battle" Bloomberg 7:40 AM
  • "The upcoming Palm 2018 phone 'pepito' may have a teeny, tiny display" Android Authority 7:40 AM
  • "Samsung finally got carriers to agree on same price for Note 9" ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "Here's everything Samsung unveiled at its biggest event of the year" Business Insider 11:49 AM
  • "Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Watch to Compete With Apple Watch [Video] iClarified 7:39 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A Rome street musician and Apple Music with Dave Mark" The Loop 1:04 PM
  • "The Hackindog Episode -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-10" The Mac Observer 12:45 PM
  • "Podcast discusses Apple wanting to use the iPhone as a passport, Apple Pay Cash, teacher iPads" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration: Apple on Friday released a new beta version of its Shortcuts app to developers for testing, and while the update is light on big feature additions, some users who are concurrently running the latest build of iOS 12 beta have reported limited HomeKit integration." AppleInsider 7:54 PM
  • "iOS 12 Beta 7 / Public Beta 6 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 8:10 PM
  • "Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Researchers demonstrate new security risk with 2018 MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "2018 MacBook Pro Owners Experiencing Crackling Audio" PC Magazine 3:45 PM
  • "New MacBook Pros Suffering From Sound Defects (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 3:42 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2018 Users Report Crackling, Distorted Speakers" Tech Times 8:10 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "2018 MacBook Pro i9 with eGPU versus the iMac Pro" Bare Feats 7:20 AM
  • "LG UltraFine 5K is a good display for new MacBook Pros (even if it's kinda bland looking)" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "BookArc for MacBook Pros is a useful accessory (if you don't use the Touch Bar)" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Nuheara IQbuds Boost review: Fine tune and augment your hearing experience" TechHive 7:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "All the changes to Notifications on your iPhone in iOS 12" AppleInsider 1:04 PM
  • "Paper app turns your iPad into a sketch book [50 Essential iOS Apps #47] Cult of Mac 11:48 AM
  • "'Sneak Ops' Review – The Mutant Hybrid Son of 'Leap Day' and 'Metal Gear Solid'" Touch Arcade 11:46 AM
  • "Holedown isn't free, but that's partly why it's fun: In a break from recent tradition, 'Holedown' is a simple, addictive iOS puzzle game that doesn't have ads or microtransactions." Macworld 7:31 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Disable Location Services on iPhone and iPad Completely" OS X Daily 3:41 PM
  • "How to Use iPhone to Photograph the Perseids Meteor Shower" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "How to use extensions in Photos for iPhone and iPad" iMore 1:04 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Toying With The Idea Of Using iPhones For Identification" UberGizmo 6:34 PM
  • "Apple Project Titan: What's the story so far?" Pocket-lint 6:26 PM
  • "Senior Tesla engineer Doug Field rejoins Apple to work on Project Titan" BGR 9:18 PM
  • "Breathing New Life Into an Aging iMac" 512 Pixels 11:49 AM
  • "Reuters's Curious Sourcing on Doug Field Joining Project Titan" Daring Fireball 11:46 AM
  • "AirPods aren't just for hipsters, they're also for the enterprise" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "PSA: Apple dropping apps from the affiliate program could be good news for some" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Sorry Tim, the humanity is not being drained out of music" ["While it's hard to know exactly what Cook is getting at, concerns over the rise of the playlist versus traditional human-curated formats, such as the album, are nothing new."]  Financial Times 8:12 AM
  • "What if Apple Pay went cha-ching and nobody heard it?" Apple 3.0 7:39 AM
Non-Apple
  • "These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things: Write off this emerging technology shift at your own risk." The Motley Fool 9:14 PM
  • "Samsung can't stop mocking Apple and the iPhone X in its Galaxy Note 9 commercials" BGR 6:43 PM
  • "Why Android users might want to consider Microsoft Edge browser over Chrome" TechRepublic 3:59 PM
  • "Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare" Mashable 11:49 AM
  • "Platforms Are Not Publishers: The essential value of the internet is conversation, not content—and journalists need to embrace it. Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the internet are not media. They are something new we do not yet fully understand."  The Atlantic 9:56 AM
  • "Why Twitter Is Tolerating Alex Jones and Courting the Right Wing" Slate 9:56 AM
  • "Twitter's case for keeping Alex Jones is falling apart: A simple Twitter search finds more evidence of broken rules" The Verge 7:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Get your first look at Doom Eternal in new trailer" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Google 'Cameos' iOS app lets celebrities & public figures answer popular questions" 9to5Google 10:06 AM
  • "Which mobile games let you experience life through someone else's eyes?" 148Apps 7:38 AM
  • "These are the Denon and Marantz speakers that are getting AirPlay 2" Apple Must 11:35 AM
  • "Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A word to the wise: Skip Microsoft's July patches" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Gab user's anti-Semitic posts removed" BBC 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop hosting Gab if anti-Semitic posts stay" Financial Express 8:17 AM
  • "IBM's DeepLocker malware targets people using their face and voice" Computing 8:06 AM
  • "Sitedesk signs partnership deal with IBM Maximo reseller" Channel Eye 8:05 AM
  • "Growth of IBM/Maersk platform proves blockchain is upending global trade" TechRepublic 8:07 AM
  • "IBM And Maersk's TradeLens Is Blockchain Gone Big" Crypto Daily 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Graphics Driver update for Windows 10 brings security fixes and improvements" Neowin 7:58 AM
  • "Intel Releases Updated Graphics Drivers to Support World of Warcraft:Battle for Azeroth" Guru3D 7:57 AM
  • "Intel confirms 10nm Xeon delay to 2020" bit-tech 7:57 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs downgrades Intel shares to sell due to its chip 'manufacturing issues'" CNBC 7:56 AM
  • "Intel's first 'ruler' SSD holds 32TB" Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud powering Sri Lankan organizations to transform and innovate" LBO 7:53 AM
  • "Cisco, Arista settle lawsuit, refocus battle on network, data centre, switching arenas" Tech Central 7:51 AM
  • "Going multicloud? Avoid these 3 pitfalls" InfoWorld 7:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "It's Not Just That Apple Hit the $1 Trillion Mark, It's How" The Motley Fool 3:41 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fall as Turkey's currency crisis spotlights global risks: Dollar index at strongest in a year; consumer price data ahead" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Dow Falls Sharply, Stocks Close Lower on Turkey Crisis Jitters: Stocks on Wall Street tumble on fears of contagion from Turkey's currency crisis." TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Turkish turmoil sends US and European stocks sharply lower" Associated Press 12:50 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stocks follow European markets lower" Associated Press 12:49 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed Amid Positive Corporate Earnings: Renewed trade tensions have sapped some of investors' enthusiasm" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Asia markets nicked by Turkey's stress, oil-price worries: Nikkei slumps despite upbeat GDP report; Samsung weighs on Kospi" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks tumble as ECB raises questions about Turkey contagion: Stoxx 600 moving back into negative territory for 2018" MarketWatch 8:59 AM

 
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