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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Banking on iPhone X: Apple's new phones are the razors, services are the blades/Apple's likely iPhone lineup may reflect a slow-growth reality and reliance on services. Apple's spin is that it can still sell you premium iPhones as well as bank the recurring revenue."  ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design With New Colors, Bigger Screens"  Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design in Three New Phones" Bloomberg TV 7:57 AM
  • "The follow-up to Apple's $1000 iPhone X may have a lower price, predicts a well-connected analyst" Business Insider 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Doesn't Do Low Budget: The iPhone maker's power is now all in the pricing."  Bloomberg 1:28 PM
  • "Is Raleigh Ready for Apple? Some worry a new Apple campus might worsen growing pains in North Carolina's booming capital."  U.S. News & World Report 9:51 AM
  • "Apple + Tesla Is a Fairy Tale with a Twist"  Loup Ventures 8:04 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Mojave developer beta 9 for Mac now available" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "As of September 2018, Microsoft Office 365 Updates Will Require macOS 10.12 Sierra" TidBITS 4:19 PM
  • "Operation AppleJeus and OSX/Lazarus: Rise of a Mac APT" Intego 4:30 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "macOS Mojave: how to update the macOS software on your Mac" iDownload Blog 10:56 AM
  • "AirPlay 2, macOS, and the limits of the HomePod" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "Lightroom vs Photoshop: Comparing two premium photo editors" iMore 11:08 AM
  • "How to use Apple's Keynote on the Mac and iPad to prepare compelling presentations" AppleInsider 3:32 PM
  • "How to move multiple tabs to a new window in Google Chrome" iDownload Blog 10:56 AM
  • "How To Save Email Messages As Document Files" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to Get More Likes & Subscribers on YouTube Creating a Template for FCPX" fcp.co 7:43 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Write on the iPad, Publish on the Mac: An update on my writing workflow..." 500ish Words 8:05 AM
  • "Mojave's privacy protection is complex and will crash innocent apps" ["As far as I can tell at present, Preview doesn't have any of the new usage descriptions in its Info.plist, doesn't get listed in any of the items in the Privacy controls, but can open images in Photos libraries and Contacts, for example. So Apple has and uses for itself something which makes life easier for the user, but forces third parties through a complex and flawed system instead."]  Eclectic Light Company 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Lightroom Classic CC 7.5" TidBITS 10:56 AM
  • "Basil Salad Software releases BiggerPicture 1.0 for macOS" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Protect & Code-Sign 32 and 64-bit Mac and Windows Apps With AppProtect" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "ProFind - The most advanced File Search App for macOS" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "ClipGrab is a great app for downloading/converting YouTube Videos on a Mac" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Brian Bumbery, Publicist for Metallica, Madonna and Green Day, Joins Apple Music (Exclusive)" Variety 4:26 PM
  • "Brian Bumbery becomes Apple Music's new publicity director" iDownload Blog 6:42 PM
  • "French Radio Station Says iPhone Event Will Be Held September 12 at Steve Jobs Theater"  MacRumors 8:57 AM
  • "Apple will introduce 15+ new products this year" Apple Must 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Music is privately testing Android Auto integration in v2.6.0 beta"  Android Police 7:56 AM
  • "54% of US teens and 36% of parents think they spend too much time on their smartphones" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Industry body representing Apple and others actively lobbying for federal privacy law" 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple part of industry group lobbying for comprehensive US federal privacy law" AppleInsider 11:05 AM
  • "Foxconn's Plant in Wisconsin Could Be Scaled Back Despite President Trump's Promises" Gizmodo 11:50 AM
  • "First Apple Computer Goes Up For Auction, Expected to Fetch More Than $300,000" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs is pushing back against a new book by her stepdaughter that makes Steve Jobs look awful"  Business Insider 6:38 PM
  • "Apple seeks hotshot editor to make Siri great again" Cult of Mac 1:28 PM
  • "Today in Apple history controversy results in banned iPhone ad" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Assistant Gains Market Share as Amazon Alexa Slips" Digital Trends 7:11 PM
  • "Jacksonville shooting intrudes on the rapidly growing world of e-sports" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:38 PM
  • "FCC investigator says Pai didn't give Sinclair preferential treatment: It's reportedly consistent with his past behavior." Engadget 8:38 PM
  • "FCC hopes to 'make telecom interesting' with a new podcast" Engadget 4:29 PM
  • "Tumblr Bans Hate Speech, Glorification of Mass Shootings" PC Magazine 4:22 PM
  • "Researchers have finally found a way to keep an eye on the state of net neutrality" BGR 6:43 PM
  • "Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California: A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills." Motherboard 4:18 PM
  • "T-Mobile quietly reveals uptick in government data demands" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Oculus founder calls Magic Leap headset a 'tragic heap': The CEO of Magic Leap fired back on Twitter." Engadget 12:01 PM
  • "I went to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and AT&T shrugged: Was there excitement? Was the staff motivated to sell the phone? Not even the ones who had a Note 8." ZDNet 9:34 AM
  • "Fortnite created a clever way to protect users, and more companies should try it" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Let Google's A.I. make a mini version of you with Minis for Gboard" Digital Trends 1:28 PM
  • "Epic Slams Google For Irresponsible Disclosure Of Active Fortnite Security Flaw" HotHardware 4:11 PM
  • "Google is irresponsible claims Fortnite's chief in bug row" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "Florida shooting: Video gamer kills two at tournament" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and more!" Android Central 8:11 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Next iPhones expected to be biggest ever" [Podcast] USA Today 7:35 PM
  • "Fonts and Photos and SpeedTests and Clouds – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 724" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Sr. Mobile & Networking Developer Alf Watt" The Mac Observer 6:03 PM
  • "Ray Robertson Discusses AppleScript and the CMD-D Down Home Scripting Bootcamp" MacVoices 4:10 PM
  • "iCloud Storage is too Low, Bryan's Phishing Scam Encounter -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-27" The Mac Observer 12:52 PM
  • "Apple AirPods totally change the game: You may think wireless headphones would fall right out of your ears, but Apple's AirPods stay steady no matter what you're up to. El Pulso host, Alex Aspe, talks specs and software this week on Power Up." Mashable 8:23 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Kuo: No Apple Pencil Support for 2018 iPhones, Upcoming 6.1-Inch Model to Be Slightly Delayed"  MacRumors 11:50 AM
  • "Barclays: All 2019 iPhones May Lack 3D Touch, New AirPods and Lower-Priced HomePod to Launch Next Year" MacRumors 11:50 AM
  • "New HomePod, 'AirPods 2,' death of 3D Touch all expected in 2019" AppleInsider 11:51 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's A12 processor: If you thought the A11 Bionic was fast..." Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple Considered 'iPhone Xs' Names for 2018 OLED iPhones, Weighed Dropping 'Plus' Branding" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "2018 iPhone refresh more than a spec bump, may not be called 'S' or 'plus'" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple could introduce three devices with iPhone X design" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Apple reportedly mulls iPhone Xs names, no 'Plus' for 2018 models" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "New Report Confirms Three New iPhones This Year" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "Apple won't release a new iPad Mini this year, says report: More evidence that this could be the end for the iPad Mini." CNET 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Eleventh Beta of iOS 12 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available] MacRumors 12:38 PM
  • "Download iOS 12 Beta 11 IPSW Links And OTA Update For Devs" Redmond Pie 12:38 PM
  • "tvOS 12 Developer Beta 9 Available for Apple TV, Apple TV 4K" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 9: The speed test we've been waiting for" BGR 10:57 AM
  • "Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard Review: MacBook Typing Bliss" Digital Trends 8:17 AM
  • "Lenovo Smart Display review: Single-handedly selling MrMobile on Google Home" Android Central 9:34 AM
  • "Moodo lets you control the way your home smells from your iPhone" Cult of Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Review: Twelve South's AirSnap fully encloses & protects your AirPods case" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Donut County review — It's fun to swallow the world with a donut hole" VentureBeat 9:34 AM
  • "'Donut County' Review: A Hole Lot of Fun" Touch Arcade 9:15 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to enable character counter in the Messages app" 9to5Mac 6:38 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to turn off or on location services and GPS" 9to5Mac 4:20 PM
  • "How to add Google Maps to CarPlay In iOS 12" Apple Must 2:37 PM
  • "How to use Google's Mini selfie stickers in Gboard" PCWorld 12:38 PM
Tips
  • "What's All the Fuss About Apple CarPlay? Is CarPlay Worth It?" iDrop News 6:42 PM
  • "Tip: Ban Emojis From Android and iOS" Thurrott 8:22 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Opinion: Now would be the time for Apple to buy Tesla, and kick Musk out of the driver's seat/Tesla needs the manufacturing prowess that Tim Cook possesses, and Apple is obviously looking for a way into the car business"  MarketWatch 8:45 PM
  • "The Slow Death of the iPad mini Is Finally Nearing Its End" iDrop News 6:44 PM
  • "'Small Fry' Offers the Opportunity to Think Differently about Steve Jobs" TidBITS 6:43 PM
  • "New iPhone X Leak Reveals A Trapped And Scared Apple: The latest leaks around Apple's new iPhones reveal very little has changed in the twelve months since the launch of the iPhone X. Has Apple's financial success scared away its ability to innovate?" Forbes 6:38 PM
  • "It's Time to Give Up on the iPad Mini"  Gizmodo 12:41 PM
  • "Comment: AirPower may not have shipped yet, but it hasn't been cloned either" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Apple and Amazon Have the Most Annoying Ongoing Feud in Tech" Gizmodo 9:01 AM
  • "New Apple iPad Pro rumors: Face ID, smaller bezels, price prediction" Business Insider 4:18 PM
  • "Top 5 iPhone rumors: We've gone through all the reports. Find out what features the next iPhone is likely to have right here." [Video] CNET 8:20 AM
  • "iPad Pro X (2018): Release date, specs, and features!" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4: Release date rumors, spec speculation, and more!" iMore 8:17 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google's Pixel 3 Could be a Success if More Carriers Sell It" RealMoney 8:45 PM
  • "Facebook's War on Bullsh*t Is Not Going Well—We Talked to the Fact Checkers on the Front Lines" Gizmodo 10:29 AM
  • "How Unboxing Videos Soothe Our Consumerism-Addled Brains: On the internet, we can vicariously consume more stuff than we could ever actually buy, touch or even see in our lifetimes. Are these videos eliminating a desire, or creating one? Episode 6 of our video series." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Could Sony's new aibo be the harbinger of the Apocalypse?" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "The Home of the Future is a security challenge: How do you protect the internet of things?" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Oppo Find X review: unrefined ambition" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "'Do no harm' to Facebook's business model" Monday Note 8:03 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This big-boy Google Home costs a cool $700" BGR 8:41 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 27: DaVinci Resolve, Text Messaging, Interactive Bookkeeping" The MUG Center 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Authenticator Apple Watch app now available via public preview" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "Google Introduces YouTube Digital Wellbeing Features" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "Thomas PR Top Back To School Gadgets 2018" Thomas PR 11:11 AM
  • "Popular dice game Noch mal! released as an app for iOS and Android" prMac 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
Industry News
  • "Microsoft Involved in Bribery Investigation Over Software Sales to Hungary: New investigati" Softpedia 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft probed over software sales in Hungary" Intellinews 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Update KB4100347 Breaking Down System Boot" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Qiskit: IBM's open source quantum computing framework" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's Watson failed against cancer, but AI may win" The Japan Times 8:47 AM
  • "PC and printer sales lead to strong HP results" ITProPortal 8:43 AM
  • "HP is 'printing' drugs for the CDC to speed up antibiotic testing" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "HP teams up with PUBG to drive sales of new Omen by HP laptop series" The Star: Malaysia 8:42 AM
  • "Dell EMC updates portfolio to help enterprises avoid 'cloud siloes'" ZDNet 4:19 PM
  • "Intel Convinced Microsoft Not to Ruin Its Latest Surface Model" Softpedia 8:23 AM
  • "Freesync Working With GeForce GTX Cards, But There Is A Catch" WCCFTech 8:24 AM
  • "AMD: Jim Anderson Out, Saeid Moshkelani In as 'Client Compute Group' General Manager" AnandTech 6:42 PM
  • "AMD Shows Intent With New Radeon Pro V340: The new GPU is targeting virtualized workloads, which will help the company make great strides in the high-growth VDI market" GuruFocus 4:20 PM
  • "All Of AMD's 7nm Processors To Be Manufactured At TSMC" Forbes 6:57 PM
  • "AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019" AnandTech 6:42 PM
  • "AMD's next wave of 7nm CPUs and GPUs will be manufactured by TSMC" ZDNet 6:42 PM
  • "AMD announces dual-GPU Radeon Pro V340 with 32GB of HBM2" TechSpot 8:19 AM
  • "AMD surges to head of S&P 500 on reported buyside interest" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:33 PM
  • "AMD accelerates 7nm process adoption" Hexus 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card announced" Hexus 8:19 AM
  • "AMD announces Radeon Pro V340 with two Vega-gpu's and 32GB HBM2" Guru3D 8:18 AM
  • "Data Thieves Want Your Columns—Not Your Rows" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "VMware touts multi-cloud strategy with expanded hybrid cloud portfolio" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "VMware rolls out new cloud services for automation, security" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Globalfoundries Gives Up on Advanced Chip Production Technology" Bloomberg 6:39 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "From Eight Apple Management Clues, A Surprisingly Clear(-ish) 2-Year Window Into Apple's Wearables Business $AAPL" The AAPL Tree 6:45 PM
Industry News
  • "Microsoft Involved in Bribery Investigation Over Software Sales to Hungary: New investigati" Softpedia 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft probed over software sales in Hungary" Intellinews 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Update KB4100347 Breaking Down System Boot" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Qiskit: IBM's open source quantum computing framework" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's Watson failed against cancer, but AI may win" The Japan Times 8:47 AM
  • "PC and printer sales lead to strong HP results" ITProPortal 8:43 AM
  • "HP teams up with PUBG to drive sales of new Omen by HP laptop series" The Star: Malaysia 8:42 AM
  • "Review: Dell XPS 13 (9370)" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "Review: Intel Optane SSD 905P Series (480GB)" Hexus 8:24 AM
  • "Review: Intel Core i7-8086K (14nm)" Hexus 8:24 AM
  • "Intel Convinced Microsoft Not to Ruin Its Latest Surface Model" Softpedia 8:23 AM
  • "Freesync Working With GeForce GTX Cards, But There Is A Catch" WCCFTech 8:24 AM
  • "AMD announces dual-GPU Radeon Pro V340 with 32GB of HBM2" TechSpot 8:19 AM
  • "AMD accelerates 7nm process adoption" Hexus 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro V340 graphics card announced" Hexus 8:19 AM
  • "AMD announces Radeon Pro V340 with two Vega-gpu's and 32GB HBM2" Guru3D 8:18 AM
  • "Data Thieves Want Your Columns—Not Your Rows" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "VMware touts multi-cloud strategy with expanded hybrid cloud portfolio" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "VMware rolls out new cloud services for automation, security" ZDNet 7:56 AM

 
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