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Monday Highlights: Wired goes in-depth into "Apple's high-flying bid to become a streaming giant"; Mike Elgan believes Apple's latest iPhones beat out Google's new Pixel 4 models when it comes to innovative technologies; US lawmakers blast Apple over China app censorship; Mark Gurman hears Smart Glasses from Apple "could make 2020 the Year of AR"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh and Hardware/Software sections; as Apple's China woes persist, Tim Cook takes role of chairman of advisory board at Beijing's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management; David Shayer at TidBITS explains the reasons iOS 13 and macOS Catalina are so buggy; in search of alternative office software? Macworld reviews WPS Office; CNET looks at smartphone's rise to "become the remote control of your life"; 9to5Mac reporting some owners of Apple TV hardware seeing crashes of TV app on tvOS 13; Pixel 4's low light features "no match for iPhone 11" says Michael Simon.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple buys startup focused on lenses for AR glasses" ["Akonia said its display technology allows for 'thin, transparent smart glass lenses that display vibrant, full-color, wide field-of-view images.' The firm has a portfolio of more than 200 patents related to holographic systems and materials, according to its website."]  Reuters 5:52 AM
  • "Apple Buys Augmented-Reality Display Startup Akonia Holographics" Bloomberg [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:29 AM
  • "Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses" Investopedia 6:29 AM
  • "Apple acquires Akonia Holographics, AR headset rumors return: The acquisition points towards potential plans for 'Apple glasses' in the future." ZDNet 6:22 AM
  • "Apple buys startup designing augmented reality glasses" Telegraph [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:22 AM
  • "The $200 billion reason it's so important for Apple's Tim Cook to not be on Trump's tech hit list"  CNBC 10:36 AM
  • "How Apple's push to subscriptions could save the App Store and cost you money: Are software subscriptions the answer or just a costly pipedream?"  Macworld 6:12 AM
  • "Consumers' motion to bar Qualcomm from enforcing a U.S. import ban against Intel-powered iPhones deemed premature by Judge Koh" Foss Patents 6:07 AM
  • "Apple Says 'Vagueness' Dooms Antenna Maker's Patent Suit"  Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:57 AM
  • "Judge dismisses motion to halt Qualcomm's potential iPhone import ban: Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Qualcomm had sought to stop the chipmaker from getting a theoretical import ban on Intel-equipped iPhones, but perennial Apple judge Lucy Koh has denied the motion." AppleInsider 9:10 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook accused of suppressing political content in lawsuit"  AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple loses bid for new trial in VirnetX case, appeal still possible: A federal judge on Thursday denied Apple's motion for a new trial in a long-running patent case leveled by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a suit that left the iPhone maker on the hook for $502.6 million." AppleInsider 8:11 PM
OS X
News
  • "AppleJeus Trojan Targets Both Windows and MacOS in Attack Against Cryptocurrency Exchange" SecurityIntelligence 6:45 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Mac users, are you using this cool Safari search feature?" Apple Must 9:22 AM
  • "How To Record a Video Diary On Your Mac" MacMost 9:03 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from August 2018: August brought some seriously awesome new Mac games to check out." [Slideshow] Macworld 6:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Affinity Publisher Beta for Mac Available" MacStories 10:39 AM
  • "Affinity Publisher free public beta goes live for Mac users" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Mac Weaknesses Exposed In Middle East Espionage: Apple Macs are rarely the target of digital espionage. But in recent years, a mysterious hacker crew called WindShift has targeted specific individuals working in government departments and critical infrastructure across the Middle East. And they're exploiting weaknesses believed to affect all Apple Mac models."  Forbes 6:01 AM
  • "Apple's SouthPark store in Charlotte, NC reopening September 2nd after renovations" 9to5Mac 6:06 AM
  • "Watch a working Apple-1 run games and graphics like it's 1976: The original Apple computer and its graphics weren't much to look at, which may be why it's so cool to see it run through all the history that followed it." CNET 6:24 AM
  • "Rare original iPhone appears on eBay - and you won't believe how much bidders are willing to pay for it" Mirror Online UK 6:45 AM
  • "Jane Krakowski Joins Hailee Steinfeld in Apple's Emily Dickinson Series" Variety 5:51 AM
  • "Jane Krakowski Joins Hailee Steinfeld for Apple's Show about Emily Dickinson" The Mac Observer 6:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality: First responders join a chorus of angry Americans tired of big telecom's nonsense." Motherboard 3:43 PM
  • "How to Use the New OS Smartwatch Gestures from Google" Lifehacker 3:56 PM
  • "First alleged pics of Google Pixel 3 (not XL) are here, along with specs" Android Authority 3:56 PM
  • "This is Google's no-notch Pixel 3 smartphone" The Verge 3:41 PM
  • "Senator Orrin Hatch asks the FTC to investigate Google after Trump 'bias' attacks" The Verge 1:49 PM
  • "Lenovo's new Yoga Book replaces the keyboard with an e-ink screen: A tale of two tablets." Engadget 1:49 PM
  • "Honor Magic 2 announced with a sliding design and virtually no bezels" Android Central 11:20 AM
  • "EA donates $1 million, organises tribute livestream for Jacksonville shooting victims" Mashable 6:08 AM
  • "Asus killed the bezels on its new ZenBooks" The Verge 6:05 AM
  • "Google totally dismantled Donald Trump's latest salvo on the search engine" Business Insider 6:22 AM
  • "Trump's new fake news for the GOP: Facebook and Twitter are fake social media" Axios 6:02 AM
  • "Amazon brings artificial intelligence - but no staff - to a second store" V3 5:53 AM
  • "Facebook pulls post by Anne Frank Center after seeing only nudity in a photo of the Holocaust" TechCrunch 5:52 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 188: AirPlay 2 on AirPort Express, 2018 iPhone names and resolutions" 9to5Mac 10:39 AM
  • "Virtual Teachers, Getting Ready for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-30" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Exclusive: This is 'iPhone XS' — design, larger version, and gold colors confirmed"  9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple Watch Series 4 revealed — massive display, dense watch face, more" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "A notorious Apple blog may have just published a leaked photo of the new iPhone" Business Insider 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Leaks Images of Upcoming 2018 'iPhone XS' Models" MacRumors 1:40 PM
  • "This is the iPhone XS, reportedly/Say it out loud: iPhone XS." CNET 1:51 PM
  • "Apple Recently Visited With Taiwanese Makers of Thinner and Brighter MicroLED and MiniLED Displays" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "Apple announces special event for September 12" The Loop 11:22 AM
  • "Apple Announces September 12 Event" MacStories 11:23 AM
  • "Apple expected to unveil new iPhone models on September 12" Reuters 1:38 PM
  • "Apple's next big event is September 12" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Apple to hold fall 2018 iPhone reveal event on September 12th"  BGR 9:17 AM
  • "Apple iPhone reveal event expected to stream on Twitter on Sept. 12" AppleInsider 10:03 AM
  • "Apple's Second Patent Filing Relating to AirPower's ability to Identify Harmful 'Foreign Objects' Surfaces" Patently Apple 10:03 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "PSA: It's not just you, many iOS 12 beta users are seeing erroneous update popups" 9to5Mac 9:31 PM
  • "The problems with older Apple displays and Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros: While you can connect many models of Apple displays to a laptop via USB-C, you can't pass power, too, in a reliable manner." Macworld 8:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Blackmagic external GPU review: A very Apple graphics solution" Ars Technica 9:03 AM
  • "Tested: MacBook Pro Fortnite gaming with a $1500 AMD WX 9100 eGPU" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "Review: Logitech Powered Qi charging stand a good stylistic match for the iPhone" AppleInsider 1:38 PM
  • "Review: Ultimate Ears Boom 3 & Megaboom 3" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:24 AM
  • "What it's like to live under the Google Advanced Protection Program: The strongest consumer-level security Google offers requires a few trade-offs, but it also gives a great deal of peace of mind." Android Central 8:53 AM
  • "Hands-on with Google's Titan Security Key, a $50 FIDO fob that secures your online accounts" VentureBeat 6:11 AM
  • "This is Google's Titan security key" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fortnite Mobile Vs PUBG Mobile: Which Game is Better?" iPhone Hacks 5:47 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to connect your older Sonos speakers to AirPlay 2" iMore 3:19 PM
  • "How to use Apple's new ARKit-powered Measure app in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 3:19 PM
  • "How to Stream Music via AirPlay 2 on Your Old-school Airport Express" Lifehacker 2:18 PM
  • "How to Use The New Podcasts App in watchOS 5 on Apple Watch" iPhone Hacks 10:22 AM
  • "How to use the extra features packed into Apple's tiny AirPods" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "How to Add Favicons to Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave" iPhone Hacks 5:46 AM
Tips
  • "18 Apple Watch Tips And Tricks You Should Know About" Forbes 1:39 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Next Big Event: What to Expect/The tech giant could unveil three new iPhones and more." The Motley Fool 9:31 PM
  • "Apple's next iPhones might unleash a huge upgrade cycle" BGR 6:51 PM
  • "iPhones Are Very Expensive These Days and Will Get More So" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Beyond the iPhone, what to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' special event" AppleInsider 3:19 PM
  • "What does Apple's cryptic 'ring' invite mean? We've got a few ideas..." CNET 1:39 PM
  • "Apple Asks Journos to 'Gather Round' for Media Event on September 12th" The Mac Observer 1:39 PM
  • "What to expect at Apple's 'Gather Round' media event on September 12" Apple World Today 11:42 AM
  • "By way of comparison: Apple scared, Samsung innovative" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's AR lenses purchase also sees future mobile storage" Computerworld 8:52 AM
  • "Latest acquisition suggests Apple's next big thing could be AR-powered smart glasses" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "$1,000 phones are the new normal, and that's bad news for the future of tech"  The Next Web 6:11 AM
  • "Cybart: New iPhone X, X+ will spur upgrades not seen since iPhone 6, 6+" Apple 3.0 6:06 AM
Non-Apple
  • "A screen in your trackpad is more useful than you think: But it doesn't make the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 a good computer" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Aims at the student, offs the MacBook Air" Expert Reviews 6:45 AM
  • "Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley: Its primacy as a technology hub is on the wane. That is cause for concern" The Economist 6:45 AM
  • "The politics of tech power" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:28 AM
  • "The president's attacks on social media are incoherent and depressing: Is all of this complaining actually leading to anything?" The Verge 6:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Philips Hue to gain support for Siri Shortcuts this fall: During the 2018 IFA electronics show in Berlin, Signify announced that the Philips Hue app will be updated later this fall to support Apple's Siri Shortcuts." AppleInsider 6:51 PM
  • "Sennheiser just unveiled its first-ever truly wireless earbuds: Because good music can brighten up a bad day." iMore 6:24 PM
  • "Siri Shortcuts beta 4 adds iCloud syncing and other refinements" AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Releases Fourth Beta of Shortcuts App With iCloud Sync" iClarified 5:48 PM
  • "Mophie announces four new Qi wireless 'charge stream' accessories for home, auto, and travel" 9to5Mac 3:19 PM
  • "Sennheiser just unveiled its first-ever truly wireless earbuds" Android Central 3:19 PM
  • "Now you can use olloclip lenses with all your devices" Cult of Mac 10:03 AM
  • "'Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times' Is Currently Discounted to Its Lowest Price Ever on iOS" Touch Arcade 9:14 AM
  • "Zagg Debuts Flex Universal Keyboard and Stand - Works With Any Bluetooth Device" MacTrast 9:03 AM
  • "Accuweather iOS app will soon recommend weather-appropriate places to visit" 9to5Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Garmin introduces Vivosmart 4: Slim activity tracker with advanced sleep tracking through pulse oxygen sensor" ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Sony's new SRS-XB501G is like a portable Apple HomePod that's built to party" CNET 6:43 AM
  • "Introducing Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3, Packed With New Features" Business Wire 6:30 AM
  • "Google's Titan Security Key now available for $50" BetaNews 6:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave" FOXBusiness 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft contractors to get 12 weeks of paid parental leave under new policy for suppliers" GeekWire 10:30 AM
  • "Is Bloatware Such a Big Problem in Windows 10?" Softpedia 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.254, 16299.637 - here's what's new" Neowin 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft (MSFT) Could Raise Its Dividend in a Big Way" Wall Street Pit 10:29 AM
  • "Surface Pro gets a firmware update to improve LTE stability on all models, for some reason" Neowin 5:43 PM
  • "HP Inc Management Talks PC Share Gains, 3D Printing, and Capital Returns" The Motley Fool 10:09 AM
  • "Dell S2719DC Ultrathin Monitor: USB-C, LGP technology and DisplayHDR 600 certification" Harware Update 10:08 AM
  • "Dell announces its first premium 2-in-1 Chromebook" IT PRO (UK) 10:07 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils enhancements to cloud-enabled platforms" ITP Technology 10:03 AM
  • "Dell updates laptops and 2-in-1s with latest Intel processors" Hexus 10:02 AM
  • "Panasonic to move its European HQ out of the UK because Brexit" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries puts 7nm on indefinite hold" bit-tech 10:01 AM
  • "Intel Announces 8th Gen Core (Whiskey Lake) Processors for Ultrabooks and Notebooks" Guru3D 10:01 AM
  • "Intel Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake processors aren't entirely safe from Spectre and Meltdown" TechRadar UK 10:00 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake-X release date, news and rumors" TechRadar UK 10:01 AM
  • "Report: Intel's 9th Gen Chip Prices Leak" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "This could be our first look at the Intel Core i9-9900K" TechRadar UK 10:00 AM
  • "Update to Intel Custom Foundry 10nm customer meltdown" SemiAccurate 9:58 AM
  • "Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake" AnandTech 9:57 AM
  • "Intel Graphics Driver update for Windows 10 fixes playback issues at YouTube and more" Neowin 9:56 AM
  • "Asus taps into Intel's new 'Whiskey Lake' CPUs to power its latest ZenBooks" Digital Trends 9:56 AM
  • "Intel's Whiskey Lake Brings In-Silicon Meltdown And Foreshadow Fixes" Tom's Hardware 9:56 AM
  • "AMD scores limited exclusion and cease and desist victory at ITC over VIZIO, SDI and MediaTek" IPWatchDog 9:50 AM
  • "Oracle's quixotic quest to derail the Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract continues" GeekWire 2:00 PM
  • "Russia: Podruzhka Implements Oracle Solutions For Pricing" Kam City 9:44 AM
  • "Cisco Data Center Network Manager Lets Remote Authenticated Users Traverse the Directory to Create or View Files on the Target System" Security Tracker 9:43 AM
  • "Veeam Intelligent Data Management combines with Cisco HyperFlex to deliver new Availability solution" Help Net Security 9:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Warren Buffett buys 'just a little' more Apple stock, warns against entering auto business: Thursday is Warren Buffett's 88th birthday, and to celebrate, the legendary investor sat down with media outlets to discuss investment strategy, including his position on Apple." AppleInsider 6:51 PM
  • "Warren Buffett says it would be 'a very poor idea' for Apple to buy Tesla" Business Insider 3:57 PM
  • "Apple's Valuation Increased by $140 Billion in August" Market Realist 2:00 PM
  • "Tim Cook's income as Apple CEO totals $701M, second only to Mark Zuckerberg" 9to5Mac 6:24 AM
  • "Are investments flowing out of Facebook and into Apple?" Apple 3.0 10:03 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks snap 4-day winning streak to close lower as trade-war jitters resurface: Salesforce falls after issuing weaker-than-expected outlook" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower on Renewed China Trade Fears: S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower for first time in five sessions after reports Trump is anxious to impose more tariffs on China." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks slide after run to record highs" Associated Press 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Tariff Plans: Report suggesting President Trump wants to move ahead soon with tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports pulled down the stock market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:47 PM
  • "Asia stocks: Nikkei flirts with 23,000 but can't hang on/Finally, a 32-session losing streak ends for this Chinese stock" MarketWatch 9:59 AM
  • "European shares fall, on track for weak August: European shares closed lower on Thursday, with bank and commodity stocks among the biggest decliners of the day as skepticism grew about an olive branch recently offered by the European Union's top Brexit negotiator." MarketWatch 11:46 AM

 
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