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Weekend Highlights: iPhone 11 location data, even turned off, still tracks due to ultra wideband compliance, future software toggle to remedy; too much "focus on privacy weakens Apple's AI" according to experts; Lazarus trojan targets macOS users; Eclectic Light Company wants to know if you're seeing weird issues with macOS Catalina; some Apple TV+ content not playing in Dolby Vision HDR on 4K Apple TV models; iPhone, Pokemon Go causes cited by doctors for rise in head injuries?; want an iPhone with no ports at all? You might get your wish if Ming-Chi Kuo is right, and as soon as 2021; looks like audio popping noise as well as display ghosting affects some 16" MacBook Pros; CNET compares cameras of iPhone 11 and XR; Macworld reviews Amazon's Echo Buds; MacStories takes new Clips 2.1 Memoji, Animoji features for a spin.

  • "Apple to Kick Off Product Blitz With iPhone Xs Line, New Watches"  Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "Gurman on 2018 iPhone Names: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and Possibly iPhone Xr" MacRumors 8:59 AM
  • "What's at stake for Apple ahead of 2018's Gather Round media event?" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone event: What to expect/The iPhone X's fancy features may soon be headed to the rest of Apple's smartphone line." CNNMoney 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhones Will Need to Collect: Investors are counting on new iPhones to keep average selling prices high in a no-growth market" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Apple: China tariffs will hit Apple Watch, Air Pods, cables and chargers/Just make it in the US, President Trump tells Apple."  ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Tariffs threaten Apple's China success" CNBC Videos 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's 5G iPhone conundrum"  TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 65 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 3:19 PM
  • "How to transfer music between two iOS devices: Transferring files between two iOS devices—without using a third computer—is a little tricky" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Customize and Personalize Your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar" Intego 12:44 PM
  • "How to Use Maps in Globe View on Mac" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "How to set up multiple Spark email signatures on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "Using Referenced Photos To Exclude Photos From iCloud" MacMost 9:07 AM
  • "Mojave's New Security and Privacy Protections Face Usability Challenges"  TidBITS 12:42 PM
  • "Why You Need To Get Started With Plex" Apple Gazette 10:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Quick Look—New 'Unreal Engine Online Learning' Platform for Pro Markets" Architosh 8:16 PM
  • "Mailplane 4.0.6" TidBITS 9:30 AM
  • "Attend the 2018 FCPX Creative Summit 16-18th November in Cupertino" 9:06 AM
  • "Cisdem Video Player 4.0 Released With Enhanced Playback and Conversion" prMac 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why do people want a new iPhone? This research gives a fascinating clue: It's often the assumption that people simply crave what's new. Not necessarily." ZDNet 8:15 PM
  • "26 Apple products Trump's tariffs will make more expensive" Apple Must 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Wins First Primetime Emmy Award With 'Carpool Karaoke'" Deadline 8:38 AM
  • "Apple just bought an elephants documentary and an animated movie for its streaming service" CNBC 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Music now does a much better job of showing artists' albums" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video" AppleInsider 8:59 PM
  • "Historic Champs-élysées Apple store opening in November, Carrousel du Louvre location closing" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple invites fans to watch Sept. 12 event on Twitter in promoted tweet" AppleInsider 4:37 PM
  • "Apple permanently banned InfoWars from the App Store — but it's still live on Android" Business Insider 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Artificial intelligence helps SETI sleuths find more radio bursts from mystery source" GeekWire 8:51 PM
  • "Google may announce two new Pixelbooks in October, including a Surface clone" The Next Web 8:21 PM
  • "Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota: State can't regulate VoIP phones—Pai predicts same outcome with net neutrality." Ars Technica 4:38 PM
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 tidbits: Future battery life updates, 'Project Stamina,' Wear OS, more" 9to5Google 3:35 PM
  • "Qualcomm announces new chipset for Android smartwatches" Mashable 3:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile touts improved LTE coverage across 36 states, Puerto Rico" CNET 3:01 PM
  • "Net neutrality gives 'free' Internet to Netflix and Google, ISP claims: Frontier asks workers to fight Calif. net neutrality, claims bills will go up." Ars Technica 10:51 AM
  • "Devices dominate teenagers' social lives" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "Bill Gates says Mark Zuckerberg 'owes' him for DC advice" CNET 8:21 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg was so keen to beat a high school girl at Scrabble that he wrote a computer program to show him word combinations" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Skip the Dongle, Learn about Cruft! – Mac Geek Gab 726" The Mac Observer 8:16 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Academic Director of IT Bradley Chambers" The Mac Observer 4:25 PM
  • "USB-C iPad Pro, New iPhone Names -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-10" The Mac Observer 2:48 PM
  • "What makes Apple's design culture so special" TechCrunch 10:21 AM
  • "Hodinkee Radio Episode 10: Tony Fadell/The inventor of the iPod offers his unique perspective on the future of luxury watchmaking." Hodinkee 9:26 AM
  • "Kuo: USB-C Interface on 2018 iPad Pros, Touch ID on 2018 MacBook, EKG and Ceramic Backs on All Apple Watch Series 4 Models"  MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Kuo: iPad Pro switching to USB-C, cheaper MacBook with Touch ID, Apple Watch gaining ECG, more" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Dual SIM iPhones confirmed by China Telecom and China Mobile" GSMArena 3:02 PM
  • "New leaks suggest Apple's new iPhones will support dual SIM cards" The Verge 3:03 PM
  • "6.1-inch LCD iPhone might be in short supply this fall" Cult of Mac 10:51 AM
  • "'Dummy' 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Images Reposted on Social Media as Alleged iPhone Xc 'Prototypes'" MacRumors 8:26 AM
  • "Did Leak Red, Spicy Orange, and Cobalt Blue iPhone 9 Models?" iDrop News 4:37 PM
  • "'iPhone XS' and 'iPhone XC' will ship on Sept. 21, according to Italian DHL" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple may finally release a new 'low price' laptop — and it likely won't have its controversial touchscreen keyboard" Business Insider 8:18 PM
  • "Leaked photos show new budget iPhone looks just like the old premium iPhone" The Next Web 9:06 AM
  • "6.1-inch LCD 'iPhone Xc' might have limited availability at launch" AppleInsider 8:29 AM
  • "Apple canvassing iMac Pro users on why they bought and what they like" AppleInsider 4:39 PM
  • "Apple Pushing Updates to Resolve Apple Watch App Signing Issue" MacRumors 12:42 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "How Apple Watch saved my life: I have always been a tolerant and loyal opposition user of Cupertino's products. Now I am committed to using them, forever."  ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Comparing Apple's HomePod versus the Fluance Fi70 speaker" AppleInsider 11:47 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: IK's new extremely affordable analog UNO synth for Mac/iOS" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Mofuu Portable Charger for Apple Watch: Watch charger made with portability in mind" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Review: Clear Flow Wireless Hybrid Noise Canceling Headphone" iLounge 3:02 PM
  • "Review: Yohann's MacBook Pro and MacBook Stand is a beautiful addition to your setup" 9to5Mac 8:17 PM
  • "Yohann MacBook Stand review: Elevate your life" iMore 9:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which music service is best for you?" CNET 8:35 AM
  • "'Valleys Between' Review – Finding Life's Perfect Balance" Touch Arcade 8:58 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to free up space with iCloud Photos optimized storage" 9to5Mac 8:17 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to AirPlay to multiple devices" 9to5Mac 8:17 PM
  • "How to find your HomePod's settings" Apple Must 12:06 PM
  • "What app-specific iCloud passwords are and when Apple forces you to use them" AppleInsider 12:37 PM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's 2018 iPhone Event: The rumors have circulated and predictions have been made, but what will Apple unveil this week? We expect new iPhones and a new Apple Watch, but iPads and Macs? Probably not." PC Magazine 8:16 PM
  • "Apple really needs to refresh the Mac Mini" Mashable 4:38 PM
  • "Before the New iPhones Launch, See How Much They've Evolved Since 2007" iDrop News 3:19 PM
  • "Apple's dream of making iPads your only computer might actually come true if the latest rumor is accurate" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Kuo: USB-C to Replace Lightning on 2018 iPad Pro" Daring Fireball 3:14 PM
  • "Possible Names Apple's Cheap iPhone: XC, XR or Something Else?" Gizmodo 10:22 AM
  • "iPhone XS: The one reason I won't buy in/One of the most highly touted breakthroughs of the iPhone X: and soon to be the iPhone XS: is also its biggest drawback in usability and productivity." ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "Apple's move to larger iPhones is likely part of its play to boost Services revenue" 9to5Mac 8:52 AM
  • "5 fantastic Fitbit features I hope to see in the Apple Watch Series 4" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's rumored 'budget' iPhone X successor may be the most intriguing iPhone" CNET 8:35 AM
  • "Mac and iOS apps stealing user data, an enterprise take" Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "The future of the Home of the Future" The Verge 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay now available at nearly all 7-Eleven locations in US, rollout to continue through September" AppleInsider 8:17 PM
  • "Apple and Google Pay are finally coming to 7-Eleven this month" TechCrunch 8:17 PM
  • "Akitio releases red Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 drive with fast Intel Optane SSD" AppleInsider 12:36 PM
  • "QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter" prMac 10:51 AM
  • "Sphero intros LED- & sensor-laden Bolt robot with iPhone control" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' 0.8.0 Dated, Adds Sanhok Map and More This Week" Touch Arcade 9:06 AM
  • "'Professor Layton and the Curious Village' is coming to iOS" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "The SlimPower Wallet is a, well, wallet and iPhone charger all-in-one" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 10: Jeff Gamet, Uses of Photos, and Affinity Designer" The MUG Center 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A kinder, gentler Microsoft is replacing feedback with 'perspectives'" Quartz 9:40 AM
  • "Not upgraded to Windows 10? Microsoft offers Windows 7 users some good and bad news" Express UK 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Charge Monthly Fees For Companies That Keep Windows 7 Beyond 2020" Tech Times 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 7: orgs can pay for 3 more years of support" Hexus 9:32 AM
  • "Researcher finds new malware persistence method leveraging Microsoft UWP apps" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "IBM's blockchain course in India attracted more students than it can handle" The Next Web 9:21 AM
  • "Documents Show IBM Pitched The NYPD Facial Recognition Software With Built-In Racial Profiling Options" Techdirt 9:20 AM
  • "Supply Chain Analytics Market By Top Players IBM Corporation, Microstrategy, Oracle Corporation, SAP SE, SAS Institute, INC., Capgemini S.A Research Report Forecast 2018-2023" Industry Today 9:19 AM
  • "IBM reportedly used NYPD surveillance footage for object identification tech" IT PRO (UK) 9:19 AM
  • "HP Launches Its Much-Anticipated 3-D Metal Printer" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "HP targets print security with bug bounty program" ITP Technology 9:16 AM
  • "HP Unveils 3-D Metal Printer in Bid to Expand in Manufacturing" Industry Week 9:15 AM
  • "HP's Metal Jet could be a huge leap for commercial 3D printing" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Metal Jet 3D printing, additive manufacturing system" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "HP'S NEW 3-D PRINTERS BUILD ITEMS NOT OF PLASTIC BUT OF STEEL" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:14 AM
  • "x86 marks the spot: Dell reports upswing, keeps mum on going public" The Register 9:12 AM
  • "UAE signs artificial intelligence deal with Dell to train Emirati youth" Arabian Business 9:11 AM
  • "Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Dell EMC sign agreement to develop skills of Emirati youth" WAM 9:10 AM
  • "Dell quarterly revenue hits $23 billion" Channel Eye 9:09 AM
  • "Dell dominates as enterprise storage market surges" IT PRO (UK) 9:09 AM
  • "Intel acquires NetSpeed Systems for SOC design tools: NetSpeed's network-on-chip (NoC) tool should help Intel more quickly and cost-effectively develop and test new SoCs." ZDNet 3:01 PM
  • "Intel acquires NetSpeed Systems to boost its system-on-a-chip business" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Core Processor Review Details Gaming Performance and Overclocking Capabilities – Intel's Fastest Core i7 Processor For Gamers" WCCFTech 9:06 AM
  • "As more devices become connected so the demand for sensors is set to soar" New Electronics 9:04 AM
  • "Intel looking to outsource some 14nm server CPU production to TSMC" Computing 9:05 AM
  • "Intel to Outsource 14nm Chip Production: report" CDR Info 9:04 AM
  • "Intel to outsource some 14nm production to TSMC amid 'tight supply'" The Inquirer 9:03 AM
  • "AMD picking up share in CPUs, says Susquehanna" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "JPR report shows AMD struggling against Nvidia" bit-tech 9:01 AM
  • "AMD 10-core Ryzen 2800X in response to Intel Core i9-9900K?" Guru3D 9:01 AM
  • "AMD Athlon 200GE very likely not overclockable" Guru3D 9:00 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X target budget gamers, but they're not DIY: The only way you can get one of these chips is in a pre-built system." PCWorld 3:02 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2800X Will Come With 10 Cores To Compete With Intel i9 Chips" SegmentNext 9:00 AM
  • "Jio, Cisco may extend partnership to tap Rs 500 billion enterprise market: //" The Economic Times 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco unveils UCS C480 ML M5, a powerful server for AI" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco launches UCS system for AI, machine learning, deep learning" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "10 machine learning APIs developers will love" InfoWorld 8:36 AM
  • "The simple fix so your cloud costs don't spin out of control" InfoWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Digital disruption in the cloud, by the cloud" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple supplier shares slide after Trump tells tech giant to make products in U.S." Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "Share prices of Apple's suppliers in Asia hit following Trump tariff tweet" AppleInsider 8:29 AM
  • "Trump's Apple Tweet Takes a Bite Out of Asian Suppliers" [Paid Membership Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Apple: Some Bearish Skepticism Is Needed" Seeking Alpha 11:47 AM
  • "Apple's Still a Winning Combination, I'm Not Selling, Says Grisanti" Bloomberg TV 8:34 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq poised to snap 4-day losing streak as Tech Stocks recover: Utilities and real estate lead gains" MarketWatch 2:52 PM
  • "Dow Wavers Amid U.S.-China Trade Developments: Stocks fluctuate as investors reset their focus on developments in the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 2:52 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: S&P 500 index moves higher after 4 losses" Associated Press 2:51 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises Ahead of Economic Data: Stocks are lifted by gains among industrial and technology firms; shares of Apple suppliers fall in Asia" [Paid Membership Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Asian stocks lower after Trump's Apple-production comments: Indexes in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan slump; Nikkei registers small move" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Stoxx Europe 600 edges higher, shaking off Sweden's election results: European stocks inched up Monday, as investors assessed ongoing worries over global trade while also weighing a win for anti-establishment politicians in Sweden's election." MarketWatch 11:44 AM

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