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Weekend Highlights: Apple found to have broken California labor laws so says state's supreme court, company must pay store employees overtime for time waiting to have bag(s) searched; Ben Lovejoy says Apple needs to accept ruling, apologize, and pay up; photographers will be interested in this review of Loupedeck+, compatible with a number of macOS apps; Jason Snell on Malwarebytes' report of rise in Mac malware, viruses; iPads with Google Forms will be used to track Nevada Democrat caucus to avoid repeat of Iowa caucus; Signal app hopes to go mainstream providing secure secure messaging for the masses; CEO of Epic Games calls for end to loot boxes; YouTuber EverythingApplePro compares new Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max.

  • "The road to Steve Jobs' resignation, and the rise of Tim Cook as his successor: On August 24, 2011 Apple cofounder Steve Jobs announced his resignation from the company, six weeks before his death. AppleInsider takes a look back at the controversies and ethical dilemmas of what happened when the CEO got sick and how Tim Cook emerged as his successor."  AppleInsider 6:47 AM
  • "Flaws in Apple & Asurion websites expose PINs of millions of iPhone users: Although already fixed, security vulnerabilites at Apple's online store and the website for Asurion, a phone insurance firm, recently exposed the PINs of millions of mobile accounts, a report revealed on Friday."  AppleInsider 8:07 PM
  • "Bay Area tech CEOs say immigration policies, H-1B plans are undermining growth"  San Jose Mercury News 6:59 AM
  • "Apple, JP Morgan, Pepsi fear 'harm' from Donald Trump's H-1B visa policy" Bloomberg 7:06 AM
  • "Few Ways Around App Store, More Around Google Play" 24/7 Wall St. 6:59 AM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook is about to enjoy a $120 million payday" Metro UK 7:06 AM
  • "Apps & developers hit by day-long Apple CloudKit outage: Apple's CloudKit service is in the middle of an extended outage, causing headaches both for developers and people using apps that depend on iCloud for sync and storage." AppleInsider 6:03 PM
  • "Hands on: TextSoap 8 cleans up your text for online and publishers" AppleInsider 12:27 PM
  • "Just Code Challenge Week 10 -NetTank networked clone of old Atari Combat game" Xojo Blog 8:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Finally: Windows 95 app released for macOS, Linux and Windows 10" TrustedReviews 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Dongles & AirPods emerge as most popular Apple products at Best Buy: Possibly to the retailer's chagrin, the bestselling Apple products at Best Buy may be accessories rather than the iPhones, iPads, and Macs they're made for." AppleInsider 6:04 PM
  • "Apple opens online iPhone Upgrade Program enrollment to T-Mobile customers: Apple this week added T-Mobile to a short list of major U.S. wireless operators that have online access to the iPhone Upgrade Program, allowing customers of the telco to sign up for the service through the online Apple store." AppleInsider 6:48 AM
  • "Apple requests Facebook remove its Onavo VPN app on security concerns" ITProPortal 7:05 AM
  • "YouTuber hacks iPhone 7 to give wireless charging capability" The Star: Malaysia 7:07 AM
  • "Woman sues feds over data retention after iPhone seized at border" AppleInsider 11:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A majority of U.S. teens are taking steps to limit smartphone and social media use" TechCrunch 4:56 PM
  • "Facebook invites Google, Twitter and others to discuss election meddling: The meeting will reportedly take place this Friday at Twitter's headquarters." Engadget 10:34 AM
  • "Russia trolls 'spreading vaccination misinformation' to create discord" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "T-Mobile Hacked In Data Breach That Hit 2 Million Customers" Gizmodo 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile data breach exposes details of two million customers: Claims no customer financial data or social security numbers were accessed" The Inquirer 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile says overseas hackers stole personal data of more than 2M customers" 9to5Mac 7:00 AM
  • "These two new feature-packed cameras Nikon just announced are a bid to take on Sony" BGR 6:47 AM
  • "'Xbox All Access' bundles Xbox Live, Game Pass, and a console for one monthly cost" BGR 6:47 AM
  • "Prosecutor: Suspect must give up his phone's passcode in fatal hazing case/New Louisiana case deals with the ever-thorny question of forced decryption." Ars Technica 6:47 AM
  • "Audi's new electric sports car concept, the PB18 e-tron: It features a moveable cockpit, race car suspension, and solid state batteries." Ars Technica 6:47 AM
  • "'Smallen Up The Bezels', With Special Guest Jason Snell" Daring Fireball 9:47 PM
  • "Coping with Subscription Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-24" The Mac Observer 1:25 PM
  • "Drobo's Mihir Shah and Nexsan's Gary Watson Introduce StorCentric" MacVoices 12:35 PM
  • "Future iPhones, Apple Watches May Use New Power-Saving Backplane Technology to Extend Battery Life" MacRumors 2:34 PM
  • "Future Apple Watch, iPhone could switch to power-saving LTPO display tech: Apple is considering ways to improve the iPhone's battery life by changing the technology used in its displays, according to one analytics firm, with a switch to LTPO for the backplane potentially cutting down the amount of power required to update the screen." AppleInsider 6:06 PM
  • "The Apple Watch is one step closer to diagnosing this potentially fatal condition: It could save your life one day" T3 7:04 AM
  • "iPad Pro cover leak shows opening for rumored new Smart Connector location: A supposed leak has surfaced, showing a new case allegedly designed for refreshed iPad Pro models, with the internal shots of the plain case appearing to have a new cut-out on one side that could be used for the rumored relocated Smart Connector." AppleInsider 6:48 AM
  • "Photo Claims to Show New iPad Pro Smart Connector Position" The Mac Observer 10:41 AM
  • "Claimed iPad Pro case appears to support Smart Connector for vertical use" 9to5Mac 7:03 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5-Inch Case Leaks out With a Strange Cutout That Is Present Just Above the Lightning Port" WCCFTech 7:04 AM
  • "Alleged Leaked Image of Case for Redesigned iPad Pro Shows Mysterious Rear Cutout Above Lightning Connector" MacRumors 7:05 AM
  • "New Apple Patent Describes Face ID Like Tech For Mac" Redmond Pie 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 12 Developer Beta 10, Public Beta 9 for iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 10:34 AM
  • "Here Are iOS 12 Beta 10 Complete Release Notes From Apple" Redmond Pie 6:52 AM
  • "TSMC to be the sole supplier of Apple's chips until 2020" GSMArena 7:06 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 6:53 AM

  • "Brydge 12.9 Series II Keyboard: This is the one... at least for now" Six Colors 9:47 PM
  • "Review: Fantom Drives G-Force 3.1 USB-C SSD great for on-the-go video editing/Fantom Drives has long been purveyors of external drives, almost always encased in a durable metal body. Their new 1TB G-Force 3.1 drive carries on that tradition with the addition of USB-C" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Is the LG 27UD88 monitor good for gaming?" iMore 10:37 AM
  • "The G-Force 3.1 is the perfect SSD for creative pros using the new MacBook Pros" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
  • "Review: JBL's Link 20 Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant nails it/The JBL Link 20 is expensive as Bluetooth speakers go, but an absolute steal in the world of smartspeakers, especially ones with Google Assistant." AppleInsider 9:48 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best Shopping Apps for Apple TV" AppAdvice 6:45 PM
  • "5 best iOS games to play on a plane" 148Apps 6:45 AM
  • "How do I see what's in my iCloud storage?" Apple Must 12:21 PM
  • "How to use Siri to remind you of emails and websites" Apple Must 7:50 AM
  • "Technical Terms: Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte" MacMost 10:39 AM
  • "12+ useful productivity tips for iPhone" Computerworld 9:21 AM
  • "iPhone 2018 News: Apple Event, Availability Date, Rumored Features, and Leaked Photo" MacPrices 10:40 AM
  • "Moving the Smart Connector location on upcoming iPad Pros would be a very dumb move" Apple World Today 8:14 AM
  • "When the Mac mini goes pro, will the pros get Mac minis? Apple's idea of 'pro' may be different from what everyone else thinks." Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "How Security Features Makes iOS Better than Android"  Tech Sling 6:59 AM
  • "Two days with the Galaxy Watch: Bezels, Bixby and stress tests/Samsung's new wearable tries to do a bit of everything." Engadget 6:38 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review: Galaxy Note 9 power, without the price or pen" CNET 7:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "T-Mobile Customers Can Join the iPhone Upgrade Program Online" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft caught up in bribery probe over software sales in Hungary: Federal authorities in the U.S. are investigating an alleged bribery scheme involving software sales to the Hungarian government." Windows Central11:57 AM 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft accused of bribery and corruption in Hungary" OnMSFT 2:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Appears to be Adding a Wish List to its Online Store" Thurrott 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Now Selling the Cortana-Powered Thermostat" Thurrott 9:48 PM
  • "Microsoft releases build 17743 for HoloLens with a single bug fix" Neowin 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft To-Do Gets Tagging Support" Thurrott 10:37 AM
  • "Did you love Windows 95? It's now a free app for macOS, Windows, Linux" ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Problems Have Implications Far Beyond What The Market Is Seeing" Seeking Alpha 11:07 AM
  • "It will take Intel years to fix its chipmaking process and AMD stands to benefit, analyst says" CNBC 3:02 PM
  • "Move over, Intel. AMD rules in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street" CNN11:28 AM 11:28 AM
  • "More Vega 12 Code Appears in Open Source Drivers" Overclockers Club11:27 AM 11:27 AM
  • "HP Inc.: No Stock Price Gain, Only Brownie Points" Seeking Alpha 2:34 PM
  • "HP Inc strips off, rolls around as Windows 10 money pours down: If only OS 'sunsets' happened every quarter" The Register12:55 PM 12:55 PM
  • "HP gets new 3D printing leader, aims to scale business/HP's 3D business has secured multiple partnerships and expanded its ecosystem. Now the goal is to scale the business." ZDNet11:16 AM 11:16 AM
  • "Dell EMC's PowerEdge MX Server Adapts to Changes in Compute Landscape" eWeek 6:29 PM
  • "Review: Dell P2419H: Wouldn't it be nice to have the entire office kitted out with 5K monitors? That's the dream, but if budget limitations are forcing you to lower the bar, fear not as there are plenty of high-quality displays available at a fraction of the cost. We've recently been impressed by the AOC X24P1, a 24in IPS panel offering a 16:10 WUXGA resolution for £215, and today we're continuing the productivity theme by taking a closer look at the new Dell P2419H." Hexus11:59 AM 11:59 AM
  • "Longterm Test: Dell XPS 13: With months of accumulated hard daily use we can deliver a very clear impression about the Dell XPS 13" PC & Tech Authority11:59 AM 11:59 AM
  • "How to upgrade the SSD in a Dell XPS 15 (9570): Dell's XPS 15 features several upgradeable components, and but swapping in a new SSD could add a few years to your laptop." Windows Central12:02 PM 12:02 PM
  • "IBM's drone concept knows when you want a coffee, and flies it to you" Digital Trends11:52 AM 11:52 AM
  • "Oracle-powered tennis rating system has partnered with Team8Universal Tennis Rating and Team8 partnership aims to improve management of tennis athletes and enhance the industry" The Innovation Enterprise2:25 PM 2:25 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple really a hedge fund that makes phones? A pair of finance professors troll the Wall Street Journal's readership." Apple 3.0 6:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Home: Autodesk rallies on earnings, Netflix climbs on analyst upgrade" MarketWatch 4:57 PM
  • "Stocks Set Records After Fed Chief Projects Gradual Rate Increases: Stocks reached record highs on Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said gradual interest rate hikes are appropriate to keep inflation under control as long as growth in the U.S. economy remained strong." TheStreet 4:57 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs" Associated Press 4:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Closes at New High: S&P 500 notched its first record close since January; Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 also hit records" [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "Asian markets dip, though Nikkei stays above water: Stocks in Hong Kong pull back; Australia inches higher as Turnbull ousted" MarketWatch 9:12 AM
  • "Europe stocks steady; Italy in spotlight after report Trump offers to buy debt: All eyes on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole" MarketWatch 9:12 AM

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