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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg scoop reveals 2019 pipeline of products including new iPads, larger MacBook Pro, and "camera-focused Pro iPhones"; Mike Murphy at Quartz wonders if 2019 will bring something new from Apple, or "another cycle of breathless coverage of likely decent updates to long-established products?"; former engineer at Apple wins court case against Apple for leaving him off inventor list for products like Find My iPhone, Passbook; iPhones, Galaxy models found to emit more radiation than previously thought according to new study; Wired on the deadly problem of swatting, offers solution; 2019 iPhones to have better shatter resistance, among improvements; will iPhone 11 finally be bundled with fast charger?; so we usually keep credit cards in leather wallets, pockets, purses...but these could damage your Apple Card.

  • "Proposed law will force Apple, Amazon, Netflix to produce 30% of streamed video in the EU"  AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "I Invented the iPhone's Autocorrect. Sorry About That, and You're Welcome"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "The former iPhone engineer who created autocorrect brainstorms about Apple's next smash hit" CNBC 9:25 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer on autocorrect origin story" CNBC Videos 8:22 AM
  • "Google celebrates a decade of Google Chrome, launches major redesign: The stable channel gets a new UI, a new new tab page, and more." Ars Technica 12:33 PM
  • "A significant design change is in the works for Google Maps" BGR 12:25 PM
  • "Apple pushes out tenth developer beta for macOS Mojave" AppleInsider 12:24 PM
  • "NetMarketShare: macOS market share up in August, iOS down" Apple World Today 7:19 AM
  • "How to work around Split View's rough edges on the Mac to make it the tool it should be" AppleInsider 11:14 AM
  • "Creating Video Slideshows In Photos" MacMost 9:13 AM
  • "Wish List: Multiple flag colors in Mail on iOS" Six Colors 3:18 PM
  • "Google Wants to Kill the URL" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:33 PM
  • "How Chrome Spent a Decade Making the Web More Secure" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:33 PM
Press Releases
  • "Decision: Not Publishing NetNewsWire 3.x" inessential 3:44 PM
  • "Google Debuts Nice New Look, Password Management Improvements, and Other Enhancements With Chrome 69" MacStories 5:27 PM
  • "Google Releases Chrome 69 for iOS and Mac With Refreshed Look, Revamped Password Manager" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "Skype call recording now available on Mac and iOS" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
  • "16+ Best Free Keynote Presentation Templates Designs (Download Now)" Envato Tuts+ 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to sell 222m+ iPhones across next 12 months – analyst" Apple Must 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Watch Led Wearables Market in Q2 2018 on Strength of LTE Models" MacRumors 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Advertises for AR Jobs that May Involve Maps" The Mac Observer 11:09 AM
  • "Apple store robberies on the rise — but are thieves in for a surprise?" CBS News 7:55 AM
  • "Data shows time is right for 'iCloud: Enterprise edition" Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "iOS dominating enterprise with 79% of mobile business use coming from iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "The man who brought CEO John Sculley to Apple dies aged 87" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile's Sprint deal could get tail wind from Chinese merger talks" Bloomberg News 8:14 PM
  • "'Instagram' Is Officially a Verb, According to Merriam-Webster" Time 7:10 PM
  • "YouTube, Netflix Videos Found to Be Slowed by Wireless Carriers" Bloomberg 7:10 PM
  • "FCC chairman pushes for internet content transparency laws" Engadget 5:28 PM
  • "FCC chair calls for more oversight of Facebook, Google and Twitter: Ajit Pai doesn't believe in strict net neutrality rules, but he thinks the government should keep a closer eye on Silicon Valley giants." CNET 4:04 PM
  • "To make the web safer, Google says URLs must die" Digital Trends 5:50 PM
  • "As Google and Epic Games go to war over Fortnite, players take the hit" The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung folding smartphone confirmed for 2018 reveal" GearBrain 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung's foldable smartphone teased for November reveal" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Researchers Used Sonar Signal From a Smartphone Speaker to Steal Unlock Passwords" Motherboard 8:04 AM
  • "Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will have to make more European content – by law" 9to5Google 7:54 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 229, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie" Daring Fireball 8:53 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Backblaze Director of Product Marketing Skip Levens" The Mac Observer 4:11 PM
  • "iOS 12 is almost ready for prime time and we have a preview of some of the new features." The MT Show 2:10 PM
  • "The iPhone XS leak has us scratching our heads (The 3:59, Ep. 453)" CNET 12:24 PM
  • "Interview with Jason Snell from Six Colors -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-04" The Mac Observer 10:08 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 255: All the tips. All of them!" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 77 – Expanding Apple Reminders with Third-Party Apps" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "[Exclusive] Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) Images, Specs Leaked Ahead of Company's September 12 Launch Event"  MySmartPrice 7:58 AM
  • "The New iPad Pro Just Leaked (And It's Gorgeous)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 iPhones Won't Adopt Fingerprint on Display Technology" MacRumors 12:25 PM
  • "iPhone won't embed Touch ID in the display anytime soon, says Kuo" 9to5Mac 12:31 PM
  • "Apple cops to iPhone 8 production oops, offers to fix borked phones: But if you got yours in Europe, no worries" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Apple is seeking help to give Apple Maps an AR overhaul" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Chipmakers slowing down transition to sub-10nm technology" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "Development costs 'prohibitively high' for 7nm chips for everybody but Apple and TSMC" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "This year's iPhones likely to establish a lasting tech lead thanks to 7nm A12 chip" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Apple granted a 'universal browse and watch list' patent for its TV app" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patents for AirPods and Case along with a Future Universal Browse & Watch List Feature for Apple TV" Patently Apple 12:31 PM
  • "Apple Won 49 Patents Today Covering a Major one for a Folding iPhone along with an iPhone Design Invented by Late Steve Jobs" Patently Apple 9:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM

  • "The Father of Personal Computing Who Was Also a Terrible Dad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "New book shows how Apple makes great software [Book Review] Cult of Mac 5:28 PM
  • "Creative Selection Delves into Apple Software Design with Stories about Safari, the iPhone, and the iPad" MacStories 8:03 AM
  • "'Creative Selection' Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look Into Some Key Moments in Apple's Design History" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "'Creative Selection' book available now: the creation of the iPhone keyboard, Apple's design process, and demoing to Steve Jobs" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Review: JBL's Link View brings a display and high-quality audio to Google Assistant" AppleInsider 2:04 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Affinity Designer for iPad review: an incredible amount of creative power" iDownload Blog 1:43 PM
  • "The 2018 Lifehacker Pack for iOS: The Essential Apps" Lifehacker 9:15 AM
  • "The best GIF keyboards for your iPhone" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Watch: How to keep the screen on longer" 9to5Mac 7:10 PM
  • "How to Disable Split Screen View on iPad" OS X Daily 3:30 PM
  • "How to hard reset iPhone X and new iPad Pros" Apple Must 12:22 PM
  • "How to Get Full Volume Control on Your AirPods With Siri" Lifehacker 11:15 AM
  • "How to Use Advanced Do Not Disturb on Apple Watch in watchOS 5" iPhone Hacks 9:55 AM
  • "The Best Ways to Use 3D Touch on Your iPhone" Lifehacker 8:26 AM
  • "Using the Apple Watch Podcasts app on watchOS 5" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "How to delete previously-used Apple IDs and emails on Apple TV" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "How To: Fix Apple TV Refusing to Play Sound through HomePod" The Mac Observer 7:19 AM
  • "Here's the Moment Steve Jobs Finally Admitted Apple's Lisa Computer Was Named After His Daughter" Time 7:32 PM
  • "Former Apple CEO On What He Taught Steve Jobs And Can Teach All Of Us" Forbes 4:06 PM
  • "Lenovo's ARM-Based Yoga C630 Laptop" ["I do not expect to see any ARM-based MacBooks from Apple this year."] Daring Fireball 3:44 PM
  • "Clever Apple concept brings giant touchscreen keyboard to the iMac" Cult of Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Apple Watch and Bluetooth car audio — the last step before leaving my iPhone behind" 9to5Mac 1:44 PM
  • "Apple Might Seriously Be Thinking About Launching a Car Again: Recent patent disclosures and hiring activity suggest Apple's Project Titan is doing more than just working on self-driving systems." TheStreet 12:32 PM
  • "Notch Wars" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:14 AM
  • "What to expect from the 2018 iPhone lineup at the 'Gather round' event" AppleInsider 11:14 AM
  • "An Android fanboy spends an enlightening week with an iPhone" The Loop 9:52 AM
  • "Comment: On the curious timing of Samsung's teasing of its long-promised folding phone" 9to5Mac 9:38 AM
  • "2018 iPad Pro redesign is both brilliant and stupid"  Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "The fine print: Defining an iPhone problem" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "All the Labor Day long weekend news highlights you need in one place" Apple Must 7:20 AM
  • "Amazon Should Be Broken Up" Forbes 8:57 PM
  • "Facebook is in the hot seat over its use of consumer data — so it's looking for a high powered legal expert to make sure that it doesn't make any more big mistakes" Business Insider 3:30 PM
  • "Even Linus Torvalds doesn't completely understand the Linux kernel" ZDNet 3:18 PM
  • "OK, Google. What are you afraid of? As Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg prepare to face the Senate Select Committee, Google only offers up a lawyer. Why?" ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "It's Time To Break Up Facebook: 'Start by breaking off WhatsApp and Instagram'" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Who controls your data? We requested our personal information from dozens of companies. Here's what they gave us: and what they didn't."  Engadget 9:20 AM
  • "Five Reasons Why Passwords Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon" Forbes 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Dropbox Paper now supports Airtable, Lucidchart, and folder embeds for more seamless collaboration" 9to5Mac 12:33 PM
  • "The top 10 most used devices in the enterprise are all made by Apple" Apple Must 10:26 AM
  • "Chudo Brings Animoji-like Feature to Older iPhones; Apple Refuses to Make it Live on the App Store" iPhone Hacks 9:54 AM
  • "LAGOS Unveils First Fine Jewelry Bracelet Designed For The Apple Watch®" PRNewswire 9:15 AM
  • "'Basic wristbands' market falls as smartwatches take over, the Apple Watch leading" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs' controversial memoir that makes Steve look awful is out today" iDownload Blog 8:12 AM
  • "Macally XKEYLED is a solid, wired, backlit alternative to Apple's Mac keyboards" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Blames 'Severe Weather' for Azure Cloud Outage: Says weather-related voltage spike brought down data center cooling system in San Antonio" ITPro Today 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's Brad Smith: There's a risk of distrust in US, Chinese tech" CNBC 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is Now Available" Thurrott 9:26 AM
  • "Steam Stats show Windows 10 users jump to over 60%" Neowin 9:35 AM
  • "Skype goes back to basics following users' complaints" ZDNet 1:26 PM
  • "Intel software chief Doug Fisher, a top Oregon executive, retires" The Oregonian 5:40 PM
  • "Intel Actions on Security/Performance Problems Should Drive Recall and Government Oversight" ITBusinessEdge 5:40 PM
  • "Intel CEO List Eyes Outsiders in Break With Tradition" Bloomberg 1:27 PM
  • "FA 2018: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 hands-on/The Inspiron isn't quite the ugly ducking to Dell's XPS lineup it used to be" The Inquirer 9:01 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 (9570) Review: Same Beauty, Even More Beast" HotHardware 10:35 AM
  • "AMD stock gains after Cowen boosts target" MarketWatch 9:02 AM
  • "Ericsson, Intel complete live 5G data call at 39 GHz" FierceWireless 9:03 AM
  • "ASRock X299 Taichi XE Motherboard Review, The Taichi Reborn" WCCFTech 9:03 AM
  • "Intel alliance argues 'privacy is not absolute' in push for encryption backdoors" Axios 9:03 AM
  • "IBM Takes Renewed Aim at Developers With New Portal" eWeek 12:07 PM
  • "A watchdog group pretended to be Russian and bought 'divisive' Google ads — now, Google is blasting the group for its ties to Oracle" Business Insider 6:00 PM
  • "A digital game or a powerful weapon against boardroom crime?" BBC 8:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Amazon joins Apple to become second $1tn company" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Amazon hits $1 trillion market cap" Axios 11:14 AM
  • "Amazon strikes $1 trillion market cap, 4 weeks after Apple did the same" TechCrunch 11:30 AM
  • "Apple stock gains after Canaccord boosts target to $250 on 'resilient iPhone sales'" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Canaccord Genuity raises Apple price target to $250" Apple 3.0 8:15 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower on first trading day of September, Nike tops Dow losers: Amazon briefly hits $1 trillion market cap" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower to Start September as Trade Worries Persist: Stocks trimmed their losses at the close of trading Tuesday as worries over trade talks with Canada and pending tariffs on more Chinese goods weighed on investors." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Tech and health care stocks slip" Associated Press 4:13 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Materials and Industrials Sectors Fall: Dollar gains, while investors watch for U.S. data releases and trade talks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Asian markets take a step back to start September: Nikkei down; indexes in China, Hong Kong continue to slump" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks slip as investors track trade tensions: Analyst says a 'respite from any bearish trade-related headlines' could spur buying" MarketWatch 8:59 AM

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