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Wednesday Highlights: President Trump doubles down on criticism of Apple not helping unlock iPhones saying "they have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds", recounting help he's given Apple; analyst Paulo Santos says Apple's "small rebound in iPhone sales in China ... did not represent a meaningful recovery of the volume [they] once had in China"; United Kingdom lawmakers say tech tax to proceed regardless of US pressure; New York Post says Apple has eye on 11 Penn Plaza for office space; Bloomberg reporting possible May unveiling of a new low-cost iPhone; Macworld reviews FotoMagico for iPad; John Gruber recalls article from Der Spiegel in which Tim Cook indicated Apple would "eventually no longer have a key to iCloud data".

  • "Apple hit $1 trillion. Now what?" The Week 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's secret charm offensive: How an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York helped transform how software is sold on the iPhone" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Apple the leading appealer of tax assessments in its home county, report says" 9to5Mac 10:43 AM
  • "Ralph Nader again criticizes Apple's spending, says it should raise supply chain salaries & more" 9to5Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Apple redefines the principles of capitalism"  Gulf News 8/11
  • "Tim Cook & President Trump met for dinner yesterday, tariffs a likely topic of conversation" 9to5Mac 8/11
  • "Trump's dinner date with Tim Cook: Will we get a readout?" 24/7 Wall St. 8/11
  • "Former chief vehicle engineer at Tesla comes back to Apple and its secretive self-driving car program" Canadian Reviewer 8/11
  • "Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture" AppleInsider 8/11
  • "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 8/10
  • "Smartphones' Upsell Game Already Priced Out: Samsung, Apple have boosted prices over the last year, but that strategy has its limits" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "Apple hints at plan to build a car after all as it rehires ex-Tesla engineering head" TechCrunch 8/10
  • "Tesla's chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple" The Verge 8/10
  • "Apple's India Troubles To Continue" Zacks 8/10
  • "Apple's Mac MDM Security Flaw is Bad, but Probably Won't Impact You" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "How to remove Mac Auto Fixer virus" iMore 8/10
  • "Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters" AppleInsider 8/10
  • "Corel Painter 2019 review: Corel gets back to basics with an interface- and performance-centric upgrade" Macworld 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "Just Code Challenge Week 8 -JumpStart Mac App Launcher" Xojo Blog 8/10
  • "Do you use this sometimes essential Mail tip?" Apple Must 8/10
  • "How to find Mac keyboard shortcuts" 9to5Mac 8/10
  • "Technical Terms: JavaScript" MacMost 8/10
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born, August 11, 1950" EDN Network 8/11
  • "Apple's current ads annoy and worry older people – but it doesn't matter ..."  9to5Mac 8/10
  • "An elite Google hacker is directly challenging Apple CEO Tim Cook to donate over $2 million to charity" Business Insider 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "Apple Pay usage grows strongly outside the U.S." Cult of Mac 8/10
  • "Apple reassures US lawmakers over data snooping concerns - Video" ZDNet 8/10
  • "McDonald's in Chicago is the latest Apple Store copycat - but not the first by far" AppleInsider 8/10
  • "Apple lines up new comedy from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' duo" Engadget 8/10
  • "Apple orders a show about a video game studio from the 'It's Always Sunny' gang" TechCrunch 8/10
  • "North Carolina chooses Apple for statewide K-3 reading program deployment" 9to5Mac 8/10
  • "Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study" Business Insider 8/10
  • "Samsung ads mock iPhone X's lack of a stylus, praise Note 9's power despite slower chips" iDownload Blog 8/10
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
Non-Apple News
  • "Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:01 PM
  • "Samsung still wants to be the first to launch foldable phone, says mobile boss" ZDNet 9:01 PM
  • "Vimeo is the latest platform to remove content from InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones" Business Insider 8:21 PM
  • "Baidu founder confident to beat Google if it returns to China" ZDNet 7:51 PM
  • "Dozens of Vegas slots went offline simultaneously during a hacker convention" Mashable 4:39 PM
  • "Hackers can steal data from the enterprise using only a fax number" ZDNet 6:06 PM
  • "Hackers Found a (Not-So-Easy) Way to Make the Amazon Echo a Spy Bug" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Wikileaks Served With DNC Lawsuit Over Twitter" Gizmodo 8/10
  • "DHS is worried about our elections, and it's asking hackers for help" Mashable 8/10
  • "Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players: Matchmaking update would pair players against those with the same peripherals." Ars Technica 8/10
  • "Law Professor: Progressives Are Regulating Away the Equality-Boosting Benefits of Uber, Airbnb and Google" Time 8/10
  • "The most malware infected cities in the US" BetaNews 8/10
  • "T-Mobile's latest Un-Carrier Next announcement is happening August 15" Android Central 8/10
  • "A creepy viral WhatsApp meme called Momo is scaring kids, worrying police, and has been linked to at least one death" Business Insider 8/10
  • "In-display fingerprint sensor shipments growing" DigiTimes 8/10
  • "Google has slashed the size of Android apps" BetaNews 8/10
  • "Qualcomm Wins Taiwan Reprieve Amid Global Antitrust Battle" Bloomberg 8/10
  • "The upcoming Palm 2018 phone 'pepito' may have a teeny, tiny display" Android Authority 8/10
  • "Samsung finally got carriers to agree on same price for Note 9" ZDNet 8/10
  • "Here's everything Samsung unveiled at its biggest event of the year" Business Insider 8/10
  • "Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Watch to Compete With Apple Watch [Video] iClarified 8/10
  • "The Dalrymple Report: A Rome street musician and Apple Music with Dave Mark" The Loop 8/10
  • "The Hackindog Episode -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-10" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "Podcast discusses Apple wanting to use the iPhone as a passport, Apple Pay Cash, teacher iPads" AppleInsider 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "iOS 12 Beta 7 / Public Beta 6 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 8/10
  • "Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/10
  • "Researchers demonstrate new security risk with 2018 MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 8/10
  • "2018 MacBook Pro Owners Experiencing Crackling Audio" PC Magazine 8/10
  • "New MacBook Pros Suffering From Sound Defects (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 8/10
  • "MacBook Pro 2018 Users Report Crackling, Distorted Speakers" Tech Times 8/10
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8/10
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8/10
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8/10

  • "Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity" AppleInsider 1:08 PM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro i9 with eGPU versus the iMac Pro" Bare Feats 8/10
  • "LG UltraFine 5K is a good display for new MacBook Pros (even if it's kinda bland looking)" Apple World Today 8/10
  • "BookArc for MacBook Pros is a useful accessory (if you don't use the Touch Bar)" Apple World Today 8/10
  • "Nuheara IQbuds Boost review: Fine tune and augment your hearing experience" TechHive 8/10
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "All the changes to Notifications on your iPhone in iOS 12" AppleInsider 8/10
  • "Paper app turns your iPad into a sketch book [50 Essential iOS Apps #47] Cult of Mac 8/10
  • "'Sneak Ops' Review – The Mutant Hybrid Son of 'Leap Day' and 'Metal Gear Solid'" Touch Arcade 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "How to use the Smart Search bar in Safari on iPhone and iPad" iMore 4:37 PM
  • "Photos app: The ultimate guide" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Here's how to easily delete unused apps off your iPhone" Digital Trends 8/11
  • "How to use Restrictions and Parental Controls for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8/11
  • "How to Download Xcode as XIP or DMG Files, & Where to Download Older Xcode Versions" OS X Daily 8/11
  • "How to set up a satellite Wi-Fi hotspot for your iPhone, iPad or Android device" ZDNet 8/11
  • "How to Disable Location Services on iPhone and iPad Completely" OS X Daily 8/10
  • "How to Use iPhone to Photograph the Perseids Meteor Shower" The Mac Observer 8/10
  • "How to use extensions in Photos for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8/10
  • "New 2018 MacBook Pro Vs. HP, Dell, Microsoft: Three Reasons Windows 10 Wins" Forbes 3:50 PM
  • "The 10 Best Online games for Mac: For the competitive gamer" Mac Gamer HQ 1:08 PM
  • "Here's How the iPhone X Plus Will Answer the Note 9" Tom's Guide 10:42 AM
  • "iPhone X 2018 release - This could be the best look at Apple's new smartphone lineup yet" Express UK 8:29 AM
  • "Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions: ListenĀ· 3:56" NPR 8/11
  • "Could This Be Apple's Next Billion-Dollar Business?" The Motley Fool 8/11
  • "Macbook Charger Teardown: The surprising complexity inside Apple's power adapter" Electronics Infoline 8/11
  • "Samsung takes another shot at Apple with two Ingenius ads, this time with the Note9" GSMArena 8/11
  • "Samsung's New Note 9 Ingenius Ads Take Aim At iPhone X" TechnoBuffalo 8/11
  • "This Is the Biggest Winner From Apple's Q3 2018 Report (Besides Apple)" The Motley Fool 8/11
  • "Comparing the 2018 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with the Dell XPS 15 9570" AppleInsider 8/11
  • "MateBook X Pro vs. 2018 MacBook Pro: Which Is Right for You?" LAPTOP Magazine 8/11
  • "Google Pixel 3 will borrow from the iPhone X in this major way" Express UK 8/11
  • "The Next Big Thing For Apple Stock Won't Be Another iPhone" Forbes 8/11
  • "5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead" Business Insider 8/11
  • "Equivolating: Making Apple out to be bad on privacy" Macworld 8/11
  • "Consumers Are Waiting For Upcoming Apple iPhones And Aren't Interested As Much In Samsung's New Phones According To Survey" Redmond Pie 8/11
  • "Consumers are far more excited about new iPhones than Samsung's latest flagship, survey shows" 9to5Mac 8/11
  • "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 8/10
  • "Samsung can't stop mocking Apple and the iPhone X in its Galaxy Note 9 commercials" BGR 8/10
  • "Why Android users might want to consider Microsoft Edge browser over Chrome" TechRepublic 8/10
  • "Why 'Fortnite' bypassing Google Play could be a security nightmare" Mashable 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "Why Twitter Is Tolerating Alex Jones and Courting the Right Wing" Slate 8/10
  • "Twitter's case for keeping Alex Jones is falling apart: A simple Twitter search finds more evidence of broken rules" The Verge 8/10
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming August 11: Gene Steinberg meets ethical hacker Jason Lang, and the NPD Group's Stephen Baker, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:34 AM
  • "Get your first look at Doom Eternal in new trailer" The Verge 8/10
  • "Google 'Cameos' iOS app lets celebrities & public figures answer popular questions" 9to5Google 8/10
  • "Which mobile games let you experience life through someone else's eyes?" 148Apps 8/10
  • "These are the Denon and Marantz speakers that are getting AirPlay 2" Apple Must 8/10
  • "Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers" AppleInsider 8/10
Computer Industry
  • "Zuckerberg's failures must be your lessons" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "IBM and Maersk are Turning the Shipping Industry on Top of its Head With Their Latest Revelation" CryptoNews 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Two Goals For The Surface Go" Forbes 7:52 PM
  • "Windows 10 upgrades: Swapping the big bang for the long grumble?" ZDNet 6:06 PM
  • "An Oracle insider explains how some salespeople gamed the system to sell more cloud" Business Insider 1:07 PM
  • "Intel's 9th generation processors rumored to launch October 1st with 8 cores" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st" Engadget 1:08 PM
  • "Intel's Internet of Things Business Was Outstanding Last Quarter" The Motley Fool 3:48 PM
  • "AMD unveils Radeon Pro workstation graphics cards for visualization market" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Naveen Rao interview: How Intel aims to win the AI processor war" VentureBeat 8/11
  • "Intel's Smart Plan to Boost Desktop Processor Prices" The Motley Fool 8/11
  • "IBM Has a Watson Dilemma: Big Blue promised its AI platform would be a big step forward in treating cancer. But after pouring billions into the project, the diagnosis is gloomy." [Paid Membership Required] 8/11
  • "IBM executive Kenny approached to succeed Sorrell at WPP" Sky News 8/11
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold $35.9 million worth of his shares in the company — his biggest stock sale yet" Business Insider 8/11
  • "Facebook is making two-factor a requirement for some Page managers" 9to5Mac 8/11
  • "Facebook wants to make Pages more transparent" Android Police 8/11
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 8/10
Industry News
  • "Stocks fall as Turkey's currency crisis spotlights global risks: Dollar index at strongest in a year; consumer price data ahead" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "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 8/10
  • "Turkish turmoil sends US and European stocks sharply lower" Associated Press 8/10
  • "Markets Right Now: US stocks follow European markets lower" Associated Press 8/10
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed Amid Positive Corporate Earnings: Renewed trade tensions have sapped some of investors' enthusiasm" [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Asia markets nicked by Turkey's stress, oil-price worries: Nikkei slumps despite upbeat GDP report; Samsung weighs on Kospi" MarketWatch 8/10
  • "European stocks tumble as ECB raises questions about Turkey contagion: Stoxx 600 moving back into negative territory for 2018" MarketWatch 8/10

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