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Weekend Highlights: Forbes posits that Apple will come to regret its privacy activism; More on the complications of Apple's China supply chain as politics affect production; In related news, Foxconn's founder urges Apple to leave China; More on the 15-inch MacBook Pro battery recall announced yesterday, with an 18-month run available for servicing due to possibility of an overheating battery; AppleInsider makes the argument that performance and battery life is now more important than Wintel compatibility going forward; AppleMust on imaginary future iPhones.

  • "Apple's Third Act: The Wearables Company/What is today a relatively tiny business for Apple could someday be its biggest driver of revenue, and could keep Apple customers locked in for years to come" [Paid Membership Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Apple: A Media 'Bundle' Worth $37 Billion?"  Barron's 8:10 AM
  • "Apple needs to win on software, not shiny devices" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:53 AM
  • "Apple's Netflix Rival Will Make $4.4B By 2025: MS" Investopedia 8:16 AM
  • "EU clears Apple's purchase of Shazam"  Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Wins EU Antitrust Approval to Take Over Shazam Service" Bloomberg 12:21 PM
  • "EU Clears Apple to Acquire Song-Recognition App Shazam: Deal will help Apple compete with rival Spotify for music-streaming subscribers" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 PM
  • "Apple's Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's Takeover of Shazam Is Cleared by European Regulators" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Apple, Foxconn et al. want to end Qualcomm's double-dipping practice (chips and patents) once and for all" Foss Patents 12:46 PM
  • "Magistrate judge rebukes Qualcomm for iPhone patent infringement allegations it originally chose not to bring" Foss Patents 7:44 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Execs Take Content Search to TIFF" Variety 7:49 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple needs to modernize its antiquated annual app update routine" Digital Trends 7:57 AM
  • "Warning: Full iCloud Account Rejects Emails Sent to Addresses" OS X Daily 5:28 PM
  • "How to remove your FileVault recovery key from iCloud: You can use Apple iCloud for escrow, but here's how to store the key stored locally if you change your mind." Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "App of the day: HazeOver, Mojave edition" Apple Must 9:08 AM
  • "TiPbITS: How to Move Your Evernote Notes to Apple's Notes" TidBITS 10:23 AM
  • "How to Get Octal File Permissions from Command Line in Mac OS" OS X Daily 11:34 AM
  • "How get rid of Chrome's stupid new rounded look" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "Creating iCloud Email Aliases" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "Chrome has a new password manager, but I'm not switching just yet" The Next Web 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacPaw Launches CleanMyMac X, Faster, Malware Detection, More" The Mac Observer 11:07 AM
  • "Firefox 62 for Mac Makes Browser Mojave-Ready With New Automatic Dark Theme" MacRumors 7:52 AM
  • "Paint & Track Effects on Video with PaintX from CoreMelt" 7:44 AM
  • "Pixelmator Pro update adds light leak, bokeh and more new effects, on sale for $29.99" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Hires Former Condé Nast Executive for News App"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:25 PM
  • "Apple hires former Conde Nast executive to bolster Apple News business" AppleInsider 6:26 PM
  • "Apple to Launch a Global Law Enforcement Web Portal to Streamline Data Requests by End of 2018 [Updated]"  MacRumors 11:53 AM
  • "Apple will launch a global web portal for law enforcement requests later this year: Replacing the old email-based system" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Apple to provide online tool for police to request data: letter" Reuters 5:28 PM
  • "Apple Pay delayed in India over data storage and authentication rules" AppleInsider 7:41 AM
  • "Apple reportedly pauses its plans to launch payments in India" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's brand up, Microsoft's down, survey claims" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Leads IT World Brands, As IBM Lags" Forbes 1:39 PM
  • "Apple firing up webpage for quicker response to law enforcement requests" AppleInsider 9:07 AM
  • "Beats becomes NBA's official headphones supplier: A new global partnership that will see the two brands collaborate on marketing and merchandise" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Beats by Dr. Dre and NBA unveil global marketing and merchandising partnership" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Apple hiring a neuroscientist, possibly for its mystery AR headset" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Hire a 'Senior System Neuroscientist'" The Mac Observer 7:40 AM
  • "iPhone spyware maker mSpy exposes millions of private records, inc. passwords, messages" 9to5Mac 8:56 AM
  • "Apple makes way for new Today at Apple experience at Manchester Arndale store" The Apple Post 6:04 PM
  • "A 22-year Apple veteran explains why Silicon Valley's 'fast fail' approach won't work with health tech"  CNBC 1:35 PM
  • "Ex Apple health projects manager argues health tech demands slow and deliberate approach" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sen. Warner: More tech hearings and eventual regulation are coming/The Virginia Democrat says he's hoping people will learn this issue isn't going away." CNET 7:34 PM
  • "Ericsson makes first 5G call to smartphone" ZDNet 6:14 PM
  • "Verizon trials 5G in Washington DC with Nokia" ZDNet 6:14 PM
  • "How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry" ZDNet 4:50 PM
  • "After Multiple Provocations, Twitter Has Banned Alex Jones And Infowars" BuzzFeed News 4:37 PM
  • "Salesforce research: Yep, consumers are worried about their data" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Ajit Pai does ISPs' bidding, pushes for tighter rules on Google and Facebook: Pai joins broadband lobby in call for new transparency rules for Web giants." Ars Technica 11:53 AM
  • "Valve: 'It Really Does Seem Bad Games Are Made by Bad People'/Valve shares more details about how it decides who's a 'straight up troll' publishing video games on Steam." Motherboard 8:12 AM
  • "Google announces October 9th Made by Google event in New York City" 9to5Google 4:38 PM
  • "Google skipping out on Congress means public missed important answers: Here're some things you can't Google the answers to." CNET 8:09 AM
  • "Congress is getting better at questioning social media executives: But actual regulation remains a long way off" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "Republican anger boils up into fresh political threat for Big Tech" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Terri Morgan of Luma Touch On The New Video Editing Capabilities of LumaFusion" MacVoices 1:33 PM
  • "The former Apple engineer who designed the iPhone keyboard reveals what it was like to work under Steve Jobs' strict requirements for secrecy" ["We sat down with Ken Kocienda, author of 'Creative Selection,' and talked about Steve Jobs, Apple terminology, and how the company has changed under Tim Cook."] Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "There's some way to go before Siri controls the world: An interview with Nuance innovation leader, Tom Hebner" Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's prepping to release 6.1-inch iPhone XI, according to site"  iDownload Blog 7:52 PM
  • "6.1-Inch Iphone (2018) Dummies Leaked In New Red And Blue Color Options" /Leaks 9:07 AM
  • "6.1-inch iPhone for 2018 pictured in fancy new color options" Cult of Mac 9:07 AM
  • "'iPhone Xs' pre-orders launched by Romanian carrier days before Apple's 'Gather round' event" AppleInsider 9:19 AM
  • "2018 iPhone Xs, Xs Max, 9 Price Revealed?" Redmond Pie 9:58 AM
  • "Broadcom gives better-than-expected Q4 guidance ahead of 2018 iPhones" 9to5Mac 8:05 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 May Boast Dazzling High-Resolution Display" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Apple promoting new features coming in iOS 12 to all iPhone and iPad users with Tips notifications" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents a Vehicle's Headlight System that Focuses on Illuminating Objects & Advances a Live Windshield" Patently Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Apple working on headlight system that could highlight road hazards for drivers" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves Apple Car, Apple Bike, Apple Boat, Apple Plane headlights" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "Apple wants your shoes to tell you when they're wearing out" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Patents Published today point to an enhanced 3D Mapping Scanner & Updates for Smart Bezels & Shoe Sensor" Patently Apple 8:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:28 AM

  • "Video: 2018 MacBook Pro Review" 512 Pixels 1:36 PM
  • "Logitech Crayon review: A high-end digital pencil for less" iMore 11:09 AM
  • "Logitech Crayon for iPad no longer education-only starting September 12 [Video] 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Hands On: Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock adds a few ports to your Mac for on the road" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Brilliant Control review: Impressive blend of switch and smart home controller, but there's room for improvement" TechHive 8:11 AM
  • "Why you couldn't type the F-Word on iPhone and other fascinating facts from Apple book" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs' memoir seems to confirm an old rumor about Steve" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12: The best new and hidden features in Apple's software update" Telegraph 8:11 AM
  • "iOS 12: The best features of Apple's new software" Telegraph 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone: How to customize the way you trigger Siri" 9to5Mac 6:45 PM
  • "iPhone: How to change contacts sort order and display order" 9to5Mac 4:41 PM
  • "How to master Split View and Slide Over for iOS apps" AppleInsider 12:46 PM
  • "How to Properly Recycle Your Old iPhone Battery" iFixit 7:51 AM
  • "Apple just came up with a model for how to cooperate with law enforcement" BGR 8:05 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's September 12 iPhone Event" The Next Web 6:22 PM
  • "Anyone who upgrades from the iPhone X to the iPhone Xs will 'lose' $320" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "The 'Post-PC Era' Never Really Happened...and Likely Won't" Tech.pinions 1:35 PM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Comparing security camera options, features, and apps" 9to5Mac 12:32 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XS and XS Max rumors and leaks: Everything we know so far" GearBrain 1:35 PM
  • "The big yawn: These new iPhones will be so boring, I can't wait/Expect ho-hum iteration, not innovation, from next week's upcoming Apple event. Because that's how transformation happens." ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "The real loser: Despite the headlines, it's not Apple" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Could Apple Be Discontinuing Some iPad Models?" Market Realist 8:10 AM
  • "Everything you needs to know about Apple's upcoming iPhone Announcements" 148Apps 7:51 AM
  • "Clickbait: Apple doesn't make the top 10" Apple 3.0 7:44 AM
  • "Former Facebook security chief says creating election chaos is still easy" TechCrunch 7:29 PM
  • "The FCC chief's call for cracking down on tech companies is not only laughable, it's the 'height of hypocrisy'" Business Insider 6:56 PM
  • "A feud atop AI's commanding heights" Axios 5:27 PM
  • "Is Facebook Watch a Serious Streaming Platform? These 6 Shows Say Yes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Google's bad day in Congress came at the worst possible time" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "The end of an era for Google hardware: This summer, we say farewell to a pair of legendary Google device lines that played pivotal roles in shaping Android, Chrome OS, and the company's current trajectory." Computerworld 11:23 AM
  • "How the antitrust battles of the '90s set the stage for today's tech giants" The Verge 11:07 AM
  • "Social Media Humorously Reacts to iPhone 'XS' Moniker" iDrop News 7:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Physical copies of 'Jurassic World' come with an AR baby raptor experience" Engadget 9:00 PM
  • "Headspace: An ex-Buddhist monk is trying to help the world relax with an app" CNNMoney 8:59 PM
  • "Exclusive: Netgear Acquires Meural And Plans To Add A WiFi Router Into The Digital Frame" Forbes 6:14 PM
  • "Apple Pay and Under Armour Celebrate the Kickoff of Football Season With 10% Off" MacTrast 5:58 PM
  • "Brydge 12.9 Aluminum Keyboard Series II for iPad Offers More Enhancements" The Mac Observer 5:56 PM
  • "YouTube TV now lets you pause your subscription for up to 6 months" TechCrunch 4:38 PM
  • "You can now pause your YouTube TV membership for up to 6 months, here's how" 9to5Google 12:57 PM
  • "Secure Yourself In iOS 12" ["I've updated my book A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, & Security to cover iOS 12 based on the latest public beta releases"] Glenn Fleishman 12:30 PM
  • "Music Streaming App 'Music Messenger' Launching Game Changing Update in October" Business Wire 12:22 PM
  • "Text Case for iOS Adds Title Case Text Transformations Based on Popular Style Guides" MacStories 12:12 PM
  • "Minecraft: Education Edition now available for iPad on the App Store" 9to5Mac 11:52 AM
  • "Satechi Launches New Wired and Wireless Aluminum Keyboards Designed for iMac and iMac Pro" MacRumors 10:09 AM
  • "HITCASE Announces SPLASH, Rugged Waterproof Case for the 2018 iPhones" prMac 9:41 AM
  • "Kenu releases Airframe and Airbase iPhone mounts with wireless charging in the car" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Patch 5.40 Brings the Getaway High Stakes Limited Time Mode, Android Improvements, and More" Touch Arcade 7:44 AM
  • "Unleash Creativity with Logitech Crayon Exclusively for New 9.7-inch iPad" Business Wire 8:16 AM
  • "Logitech's Crayon for iPad is available to everyone September 12th" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Logitech Crayon for iPad to reach general public on Sept. 12" AppleInsider 7:41 AM
  • "HDMI to USB-C Video Capture Device will be extremely useful for a specific audience" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage To Develop Technology That Lets Police Search By Skin Color" The Intercept 6:53 AM
  • "IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App" coindesk 6:53 AM
  • " uses IBM blockchain to give you the right to control your personal data" VentureBeat 6:54 AM
  • "IBM has introduced a Payment System on Stellar Network" Bit Press 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Support for Windows 10 Extended Once Again" ITPro 8:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft hustles to kill bugs" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft releases largest publicly available speech data for three Indian languages to aid researchers" OnMSFT 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Speech Corpus for three Indian languages to help researchers" Gadgets Now 7:26 AM
  • "Another use for Cortana (and Alexa): Controlling Microsoft's Xbox" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Fastest Windows 10 on Arm PC yet: Lenovo Snapdragon 850 2-in-1 passes FCC hurdle" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Windows Server 2019 Essentials May Be Microsoft's Last Server Offering For Small Businesses" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 11:01 AM
  • "Dell Technologies sees strong Q2 demand for its data center gear, PCs" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils AI ready solutions in Taiwan" DigiTimes 6:41 AM
  • "Dell charges ahead with server market lead: HPE takes on second place followed by IBM and Lenovo" ARN 6:41 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) Reports Q2 Revenues Above Estimates; Lifts FY19 Revenue Guidance Above Consensus" StreetInsider 6:41 AM
  • "AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen PRO CPUs And Budget Athlon 200GE Combining Zen, Vega" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "AMD Vega 20 GPUs To Feature XGMI GPU-To-GPU PCIe 4.0 Interconnect , Will Compete Against NVIDIA's 300 GB/s NVLINK 2.0" WCCFTech 6:48 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 XGMI GPU-to-GPU Interconnect Spied In Linux Driver Patch" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Here's what the Intel Core i7-9700K scores in Geekbench" Hexus 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Core-i7 9700K tips up on Geekbench: Keeping AMD at bay" TechSpot 6:49 AM
  • "Top Oracle Software Executive to Take Extended Leave: No reason given from company's president of product development" [Paid Membership Required] 4:41 PM
  • "Oracle president Thomas Kurian is taking some time away from the company" CNBC 7:35 AM
  • "Read the email the Oracle executive once rumored to be the next CEO emailed the company to announce his 'extended' leave of absence" Business Insider 2:14 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Looks Even More Amazing With Chip Stocks Being Smashed: Apple stands out as the one tech name to own during the newest dose of volatility. Here's why." TheStreet 3:30 PM
  • "Why Investors May Sell the News on Apple Stock" InvestorPlace 7:43 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close lower for third day in a row as Tech Stocks sink: Dow shakes off weakness to edge higher for 2nd session in a row" MarketWatch 5:38 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher; Techs Slide: Stocks are mixed on Thursday as investors brace for another potentially damaging escalation in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:38 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mostly Lower As Semiconductor Stocks Plunge; How Nike Is Doing After Kaepernick" Investor's Business Daily 5:38 PM
  • "US stocks slip again as technology companies extend slump" Associated Press 5:37 PM
  • "Weak Tech Shares Pull Down S&P 500: Internet shares continued to decline following Facebook and Twitter executives' congressional testimony; semiconductor stocks also lagged" [Paid Membership Required] 5:37 PM
  • "Asian markets end lower as Nikkei sags again: Natural disasters weigh on Japan stocks; indexes in China lose early gain" MarketWatch 8:20 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 8:20 AM

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