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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Inside the World of Eddy Cue, Apple's Services Chief"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:55 AM
  • "Former Apple Employees on Eddy Cue: Siri and Eddy Were 'A Bad Fit' and He is 'Always Doing Too Many Things'" MacRumors 11:31 AM
  • "Apple's Netflix-competitor video service will make more than $4 billion by 2025, Morgan Stanley says"  CNBC 12:37 PM
  • "Details to watch for at next week's iPhone event: There might be more to Apple's September 12 event than iPhones."  Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "The Numbers Show That Fitbit Could Be Apple's Nightmare"  Market Realist 11:21 AM
  • "Apple: Consumers Will Pay up for Big Screens" Barron's 9:47 AM
  • "What Current iPhone X Users Tell Us About the Opportunity for the New Models"  Tech.pinions 8:37 AM
  • "The iPod touch is a worthy end to the iconic music line"  AppleInsider 7:41 AM
OS X
News
  • "Remote macOS exploit using custom URL schemes demonstrated by security researcher"  AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Security Researcher Shows How Remote macOS Exploit Hoodwinks Safari Users With Custom URL Schemes" MacRumors 10:32 AM
  • "Google investigating issue with blurry fonts on new Chrome 69" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Chrome vulnerability leaves Wi-Fi networks open to attack" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "MEGA's Chrome extension laced with cryptocurrency-stealing malware" The Next Web 7:50 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Clean My Mac X Is A Major Upgrade" YMP Now 9:42 AM
  • "MacPaw Releases a Redesigned and Updated CleanMyMac X" MacStories 7:32 AM
  • "How to run Windows apps on your Mac with CrossOver: No more — um — window trimmings." iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Can Photoshop Be Replaced: The Thrilling Conclusion" The Mac Observer 9:43 AM
  • "Mountain is a must-have utility for Mac laptop users who have external drives attached" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
  • "How to change Google Chrome back to the old design after the Material Design update" BGR 3:25 PM
  • "How to Delete a Fingerprint from MacBook Pro Touch ID" OS X Daily 3:25 PM
  • "An image and PDF grab bag" Dr. Drang 8:02 AM
  • "Viewing File Contents With Quick Look" MacMost 9:43 AM
  • "How to Add Video & Music Files in Keynote Presentations" Envato Tuts+ 8:35 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Final Cut Pro X plugins everywhere sells more Macs" Alex4D 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox 62 arrives with variable fonts, automatic dark theme on macOS, and better scrolling on Android" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Firefox Gets Variable Fonts, Automatic Dark Theme on macOS" Thurrott 9:48 AM
  • "Google Chrome 69" TidBITS 9:48 AM
  • "MacPaw releases CleanMyMac X" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "MacPaw Launches CleanMyMac X With Smarter, Faster Mac Scanning and Cleaning" MacRumors 7:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Beats by Dr. Dre and NBA Announce Global Partnership" Business Wire 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's Beats by Dre Brand Announces NBA Partnership" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Apple, Beats by Dre signs exclusive deal with NBA, team-branded headphones coming" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
  • "Apple is 11th most creative global company, questionable analysis says" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "In customer survey, better battery life tops list of most wanted iPhone features, 'remove the notch' comes dead last" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "Most Desired iPhone 9 Feature: Longer Battery Life" PC Magazine 12:55 PM
  • "Germany still aims for 'fair taxation' of internet companies: finance ministry" ["Le Maire said a small- or medium-sized company in an EU country such as France, Germany or Italy was paying 14 percentage points more in tax than Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple."] Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Germany denies opposing EU plans to impose 3% tax on Apple and other tech giants" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Germany not backing off plan to increase Apple taxes, report says" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Police union president knows how to stop Apple Store thefts" Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Apple escapes most punitive measures in VirnetX FaceTime, VPN trial" AppleInsider 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's original TV shows will have to abide by EU quotas" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "New report suggests the iPhone is dominating Android in the world of spreadsheets" BGR 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Hits Back at BlackBerry With Patent Suit: The company on Tuesday accused BlackBerry of infringing on six Facebook-owned patents. But ironically, none of the patents were originally developed by Facebook." PC Magazine 9:15 PM
  • "The Justice Department is considering whether Twitter and Facebook are censoring users" BGR 6:52 PM
  • "Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000: Another tech giant, Apple, was the first to reach the milestone just weeks ago." Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "Twitter is keeping 500,000 bots from logging in every day: It's also challenging up to 10 million suspicious accounts per week." Engadget 3:45 PM
  • "New Esports Platform GRID Aims To Improve Data Use" Forbes 3:18 PM
  • "The video game turning teens into millionaires has raised a whopping $150 million, making it a $2.5 billion company" Business Insider 1:28 PM
  • "Hacker Camp Makes DIY Phones, Is Bombarded by DIY IMSI Catcher" Motherboard 10:32 AM
  • "Snap's new Spectacles 2 frames are now available" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook users becoming more cautious and critical, says Pew" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Exclusive: Meet Facebook's top troll hunter" CNNMoney 8:24 AM
  • "Ajit Pai Is Suddenly Very Concerned About Whether Tech Companies Are Censoring Conservatives" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
  • "EU seeks to require internet firms to remove extremist content" Reuters 7:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 80: Gather Round The Apple Donut Hole" AppAdvice 8:07 PM
  • "Apple/Amazon Trillions, 5 Eyes Magic, iPhone Battery Replacement Reminder -ACM 478" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "#257: Prison Spotlight/Skype adds call recording, HomeKit's missing features, what we're looking for in a new smartwatch, and what one more thing might appear at next week's Apple event." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:08 PM
  • "Interview Jean MacDonald and James Dempsey from The Weekly Review Podcast -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-05" The Mac Observer 10:39 AM
  • "The Apple design process of demos, decisions & feedback with Ken Kocienda [Apple Chat podcast ] Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Exclusive: Apple's most exciting new phone of 2018 will be the iPhone XS Max" ["We have heard from two sources that Apple will use an entirely new name for its 6.5-inch OLED model: iPhone XS Max. While Apple has experimented with naming conventions outside of a single number or that number followed by 'Plus,' this would obviously break with tradition in a meaningful way."]  BGR 12:52 PM
  • "'iPhone Xs Max' likely name for 6.5-inch OLED flagship, sources say" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "Report indicates $699 starting price for 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, 5.8-inch iPhone Xs around $800" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Incoming 2018 iPhone lineup tipped to cost the same as current models" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 resolution likely 384×480, apps capable of showing much more content" 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Apple confirms 85% iOS 11 adoption as iOS 12 upgrade season looms"  Apple Must 7:18 AM
  • "iOS 11 adoption rate hits 85 percent, Android Oreo approaching 15 percent" The Loop 8:35 AM
  • "iOS 12 Jailbreak Could Be More Difficult To Achieve Than Initially Expected" Redmond Pie 1:19 PM
  • "Apple Will Soon Let Hardware Developers Make MFi-Certified USB-C to Lightning Cables" MacRumors 12:37 PM
  • "China panel makers embrace IGZO technology, says Digitimes Research" ["While CEC-Panda LCD Technology spearheads the production of IGZO panels in China, BOE Technology has managed to enter Apple's notebook supply chain recently and could catch up with CEC-Panda in shipment volume in the foreseeable future."] DigiTimes 9:48 AM
  • "Apple picks up extra supplier of IGZO displays for MacBooks" AppleInsider 9:49 AM
  • "Notebook brands promoting ultrathin models" ["Apple is also expected to unveil its new ultrathin MacBook soon."] DigiTimes 7:52 AM
  • "Another Apple patent hints at iPhones with flexible displays" Apple World Today 7:39 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 9 dual camera comparison: Samsung packed its premium phone with software to make pictures look even better. So can it beat the iPhone X?" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 vs. iPhone X camera showdown: Both phones have dual rear cameras, portrait modes and cost $999." [Video] CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Hands-on: Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD – the new speed king [Video] 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Small Fry review: Lisa Brennan-Jobs memoir is complicated portrait of Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 12:38 PM
  • "Review: Fibaro Motion HomeKit sensor is more than meets the eye" AppleInsider 11:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Shooting and editing great photos with Halide and Darkroom" The Sweet Setup 8:58 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use iOS 12"s App Limits feature" Apple Must 10:39 AM
  • "How to Delete Comments from iCloud Photo Sharing Streams" The Mac Observer 7:17 AM
Tips
  • "7 Actually Useful Ways to Extend Your MacBook Pro Battery Life" Apple Gazette 3:26 PM
  • "Evernote might be in trouble, so here's how to get your notes out of it completely and safely" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Are You Eligible for an iPhone Xs Through Apple's Upgrade Program?" iDrop News 3:18 PM
  • "Should I Use the Apple Homepod as a Speaker for my Apple TV 4K?" iMore 1:20 PM
  • "Reminder: If you bought an iPhone X on the Apple Upgrade Program, you need to pay more to upgrade in September" AppleInsider 11:37 AM
  • "6 Signs it's Time to Replace Your iPhone Battery" iFixit 7:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is Apple really naming its next phones iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Max?" VentureBeat 3:17 PM
  • "Analyst: The case against Apple as Coca Cola" Apple 3.0 11:37 AM
  • "Getting Behind the Mac as a Productivity-First Platform"  MacStories 11:31 AM
  • "Software Survival: I just finished reading an oddly named book by someone you've probably never heard of – I loved it so much I'm writing this site's first book review." Furbo 8:54 AM
  • "If the rumors are true, Apple's next iPhone will be called 'XS' — and people are already making fun of the name, calling it 'extra small' and 'iPhone Excess'" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Five awesome Android phone features Apple needs to steal for the iPhone XS Plus" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Watch 4 wish list: These key changes could put it over the top" CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Predicting the MacBook Air replacement: What can we expect from Apple's oft-rumored ultraportable laptop overhaul? We have some ideas." Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Special Event Confirmed, Predictions, Plus Leaked Images of New Devices Revealed" MacPrices 7:19 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Promoting Pixel 2 photography from an iPhone is the ultimate Android humiliation" BGR 7:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go: Meet your new travel companion/Review: It's small, light and does the job on the go. Just don't try hooking stuff up to it" Irish Times 6:14 PM
  • "Facebook's Assault on Democracy Foretells AI Future" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Beep Boop Bop: A brief history of robots, Part I" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Trump Doesn't Need to Regulate Google to Get What He Wants From It: His tweets may be enough to influence the search company's policies." Slate 1:10 PM
  • "Stock Android really isn't all that great: Have you used a Samsung phone recently?" Android Central 8:27 AM
  • "Here's the problem with Mark Zuckerberg's call to arms to protect democracy" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg op-ed describes the election interference 'arms race'" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "The rise of fertility apps highlights serious issues with contraceptives today" The Next Web 7:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Origami Labs shows off its voice-powered smart ring" TechCrunch 9:16 PM
  • "Apple seen hunting movie acquisitions at festival: The company, which has mostly focused its content plans on television, is reportedly eying movie buys at the Toronto International Film Festival." AppleInsider 5:35 PM
  • "YouTube's long-awaited Dark Theme is now rolling out" Android Police 3:18 PM
  • "Kevin Rose's fasting app Zero beefs up with new CEO, $1.2M funding" TechCrunch 1:24 PM
  • "AirPort Utility for iOS optimized for iPhone X following AirPlay 2 update" 9to5Mac 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Shifts South Korea App Store to Won Pricing, Away from Dollars" The Mac Observer 5:23 PM
  • "This is the world's most expensive smartwatch at $180,000" CNBC 11:37 AM
  • "Drops teaches vanishing native Hawaiian language on iOS and Android" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Google Maps App Now Shows You Nearby Events, Route Elevation for Walking and Biking" iClarified 11:22 AM
  • "T-Mobile begins offering iPhone and iPad business leasing" iDownload Blog 10:33 AM
  • "T-Mobile opens iPhone & iPad leasing for businesses with help from Apple" AppleInsider 9:51 AM
  • "Productivity app Evernote allegedly in a 'death spiral'" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft flags dangers to EU of plans to limit data use" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "Is Microsoft killing off Windows 7 early?" IT PRO (UK) 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft invests in $30M round for Raytheon robotics spinout Sarcos" GeekWire 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft says Windows Server 2019 Essentials likely to be the last of its kind" MSPoweruser 5:49 PM
  • "Intel: UK's not turning out enough tech grads, so others are having to fill the gaps" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "AMD Has an Unfair Advantage Over Intel: Lisa Su" TheStreet 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "AMD shares have soared 170 percent this year, and its chart suggests more room to run" CNBC 7:40 AM
  • "Is AMD's Price Run Justified?" Forbes 12:38 PM
  • "IBM researchers build AI-powered prototype to help small farmers test soil" ZDNet 3:26 PM
  • "IBM Launches Stellar-backed 'Blockchain World Wire' Payments System" Investopedia 12:48 PM
  • "CDC, IBM Partner to Develop Blockchain-Based Health Data Security Platform" ExecutiveBiz 12:48 PM
  • "Dell EMC Extends Its Server Marketshare Lead Over HPE: Overall, worldwide server vendor revenues increased 43.7 percent year over year to $22.5 billion during the quarter. In other words, a lot of servers are still being sold and deployed." eWeek 7:13 PM
  • "Dell's investment firm buys $50M Upper West Side development site: Deal is the latest in string of real estate buys for tech billionaire" Crain's New York Business 12:45 PM
  • "Michael Dell's personal investment firm buys UWS dev site for $50M" The Real Deal 12:45 PM
  • "Dell Technologies Earnings Preview: Is The Price Double Warranted?" Seeking Alpha 11:21 AM
  • "Lenovo Reveals Yoga С930 Convertible: 13.9-Inch LCD with Dolby Vision, 8th Gen Core i7" AnandTech 12:38 PM
  • "Google skewered in ad sting after Oracle-backed bods turn troll: Search giant complains of misrepresentation, database titan raises an eyebrow" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world" The Verge 3:23 PM
  • "Yes, Data Is the New Oil in the Digital Economy" InformationWeek 3:56 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Morgan Stanley sees Apple's video business rivaling Netflix by 2025, ups target to $245" AppleInsider 10:32 AM
  • "Apple target hiked by Morgan Stanley on streaming opportunities" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Amazon, following Apple, briefly joins the trillion dollar club" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Apple: Why Nomura set an underwater price target" Apple 3.0 7:33 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close mostly lower as tech sector has worst day in over a month: Nasdaq finishes under 8,000" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Tech Tumbles, Dow Edges Higher at Close: Tech Stocks fell while the Dow ended flat Wednesday with investors citing ongoing trade tensions between Washington and its major economic allies as key concerns." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Tech companies sink, pulling US stock indexes lower" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Internet Stocks Pull Down S&P 500: Concerns about heavier regulation weigh on internet shares and trade uncertainties remain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian stocks hit with widespread declines: Hang Seng down more than 2.6%" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "European stocks drop as trade worries persist/Analyst: Investors focus on 'whether the U.S. is serious about arriving at some form of deal with Canada'" MarketWatch 8:48 AM

 
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