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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.

  • "Does Apple still care about Beats? The Apple subsidiary is getting competition from its parent company"  The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "S. Korea May Ban Import of Apple's iPhone X" ["'We are currently looking into whether Apple infringed on the patent of KIP, a subsidiary company of the KAIST,' said the Korea Trade Commission under the ministry, adding, 'The targets include iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, iPad 9.7, and 9.7-, 10.5-, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro imported from China and Hong Kong.'"]  Business Korea 8:36 AM
  • "Apple is still struggling to sell iPhones in the world's hottest markets" CNNMoney 12:00 PM
  • "Apple v Amazon: Battle of the titans"  BBC 6:45 AM
  • "Apple Plans Another Death Blow to the Phone Carriers: Even if they don't come in today's iPhone launch, virtual SIMs look inevitable."  Bloomberg 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Stock: Watch Where the Next Trillion Comes From" InvestorPlace 7:04 AM
  • "Apple takes down Trend Micro Mac apps that collected, stored user data: 24 hours of users' browsing data was unknowingly sent to Trend Micro's servers" Ars Technica 5:28 PM
  • "Trend Micro says sorry after apps grabbed Mac browser history: The company has now removed a browser history data collection feature from its macOS products." ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Apple removes anti-malware apps that harvested browser data" BBC 6:41 AM
  • "How to Disable Google Chrome UI Theme Redesign and Return to Classic UI" OS X Daily 11:58 AM
  • "How to consolidate media from old apps into a single Photos library: A lot of us have cruft and duplication, but it's possible to reduce it with some third-party help." Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Getting started with playing your own music in iTunes on the Mac" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
  • "Mac: How to free up space with iCloud Photos optimized storage" 9to5Mac 12:51 PM
  • "How to add and use additional search engines in Firefox for Mac" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Plex plucks cloud service, sends users scurrying to exit" The Register 4:02 PM
  • "Plex Cloud media and video hosting service to shut down on November 30" 9to5Mac 2:50 PM
  • "AnyTrans Now Allows iOS Users to Manage Ringtone & Apps without iTunes" prMac 7:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's 'Gather Round' Event Will Be Live Streamed on Twitter" MacRumors 11:01 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone event will be live streamed on Twitter for the first time" TechCrunch 11:00 AM
Apple Event Coverage
  • "Just another Apple event live feed" Apple Must 2:43 PM
  • "Apple's 2018 iPhone Event Start Time" iPhone Hacks 7:03 PM
  • "Apple Autonomous Car Fleet Grows to 70 Vehicles in California"  macReports 12:00 PM
  • "Apple's autonomous vehicle fleet swells 27% in four months" TechCrunch 2:53 PM
  • "The Apple Watch is getting a heart health upgrade, says a famously accurate Apple analyst — here's why it matters" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "New Apple video encourages app developers to switch to a subscription model" 9to5Mac 6:50 AM
  • "Apple video continues to push devs to use app subscriptions" Cult of Mac 6:54 AM
  • "10 years of iPhone excitement in 9 charts" Apple Must 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Store on Paris' ritzy Champs-élysées opens in November" Cult of Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Crew-style thefts plague Roseville Apple store and other tech stores, police say" Sacramento Bee 3:48 PM
  • "Here's how to use Zello, the walkie-talkie app people are downloading ahead of Hurricane Florence" Business Insider 4:06 PM
  • "Apple taking on Disney by signing 2 family-friendly movies" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "Facebook followed Apple's lead on Alex Jones purge, Zuckerberg says" AppleInsider 6:39 AM
  • "Steven Soderbergh's 'High Flying Bird' shot on an iPhone, gets distribution deal" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
  • "Kirstie Allsopp's parenting tips: 'I smashed my kids' iPads'" BBC 6:45 AM
  • "Kirstie Allsopp leaves Twitter over iPad smashing backlash" BBC 9:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "If Netflix cut your bill by $3 — but started showing ads — tons of you would still cancel" BGR 9:32 PM
  • "KEXP returns to Seattle airwaves after 11-year-old digital memory card takes station down" GeekWire 7:07 PM
  • "FCC pumps brakes on Sprint/T-Mobile merger" Axios 4:05 PM
  • "Sprint T-Mobile merger just got hit with a delay" CNNMoney 4:01 PM
  • "The EU's Disastrous Copyright Bill Is Back to Break the Internet" Gizmodo 1:26 PM
  • "'Father of Zeus' Kronos malware exploits Office bug to hijack your bank account: The $7000 malware shows there is serious money to be made in the banking Trojan market." ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "The curious case of the YouTuber and the notchless Pixel: We are mostly getting a boring old notch" The Next Web 6:54 AM
  • "Google fights plan to extend 'right to be forgotten'" BBC 8:44 AM
  • "Google's AI to detect toxic comments can be easily fooled with 'love'" The Next Web 6:54 AM
  • "Google's artificial intelligence chief departs" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?" The New Yorker 6:40 AM
  • "The Case for Not Upgrading to a New iPhone -TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-11" The Mac Observer 12:52 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 256: iPhone event fantasy draft 2018" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 78 – Exploring Twitter Apps" MacStories 6:38 AM
  • "Purported iPhone Xr SIM trays leak, showing 6.1-inch model colors including blue and red" 9to5Mac 11:00 AM
  • "Rumors: iPhone Xs Max is asymmetrical, heaviest at 7.3oz, Apple Watch going 64-bit" 9to5Mac 11:00 AM
  • "iPhone 8 v iPhone XS: What will the differences be?" Telegraph 6:54 AM
  • "Unofficial iPhone Xs intro video shows us what to expect from Apple's big event" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "Report Says Apple's 6.1-inch Phone Called iPhone XC" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "Safari for iOS URL spoofing exploit revealed, with no documented fix" AppleInsider 11:01 AM
  • "Redesigned MacBook Air is coming, just not tomorrow" Cult of Mac 2:49 PM
  • "Intel allegedly outsourcing some 14nm orders to TSMC as Mac chip maker struggles with die shrink" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Apple research continues on combining iPhone, iPad with MacBook-style accessory" AppleInsider 8:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM

  • "iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Which phone for 'Fortnite' gaming?" AppleInsider 11:59 AM
  • "The Logitech Crayon is a good Apple Pencil substitute that makes some compromises" The Verge 2:49 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Wall Kickers' Review – Good Luck Kicking This Habit" Touch Arcade 11:59 AM
  • "How to Watch Apple's 2018 iPhone Event" iPhone Hacks 7:06 PM
  • "iOS 12 Battery Draining Fast? How to Fix iOS 12 Battery Life Problems" iPhone Hacks 6:49 PM
  • "How To Copy and Paste Text On Your iPhone Or iPad" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to prepare your iPhone for a trade-in program: Now is the best time to get credit for your iPhone" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "How to use augmented reality the Measure app in iOS 12" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Unveil New iPhones. Here's How to Save On an Upgrade." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "How your iPhone can help you through hurricane season: What apps and websites do you need to track hurricane season? How can your iPhone help? Here's what you need to know!" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "How to monitor and cancel Apple app subscriptions" Apple Must 8:30 AM
  • "iOS 12: The best new and hidden features in Apple's software update" Telegraph 6:54 AM
  • "Apple's September 12th Gather Round event: Wild Unsubstantiated Speculation" brunerd 5:35 PM
  • "4 Vastly Different Perspectives to Expect on the New iPhones" The Mac Observer 5:21 PM
  • "How Apple Watch apps' death spiral nearly killed my iPhone app" Cult of Mac 2:49 PM
  • "iPad Pro wish: eGPU for Macs" Alex4D 12:51 PM
  • "Comment: An iPad with a USB-C port makes sense, but less so ahead of the iPhone" 9to5Mac 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's subscription push is a lesson for every enterprise" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "Apple's 9/12 iPhone Gather Round Event To Be Twitter Streamed, What To Expect" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Why iPhone XS is a brilliant name for Apple's new phone"  Cult of Mac 12:51 PM
  • "iPhone XS: One thumb up, one thumb down/To upgrade or not to upgrade? Prior to Apple's iPhone event, two of editors have already made up their minds." ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "iPhone XS: The one reason why I'm all in/It's time to go big." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone XS: 9 things you need to know before the keynote" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Five things to look out for at Apple's product event" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:45 AM
  • "What to Expect From iOS 12 When It Launches (Very Soon)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:45 AM
  • "Watch this: A look back at Apple Watch commentary" Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "What the Galaxy S10 would look like if Samsung copied the iPhone X" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Feature-Rich With Great Battery Life" HotHardware 1:16 PM
  • "5 Ridiculous Windows 10 Headlines That Will Have You Running To Linux" Forbes 6:41 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine for September 11, 2018" GoComics 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay now accepted at 7-Eleven stores across the U.S." Cult of Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Pay and Google Pay Will Arrive at 7-Eleven This Month" Digital Trends 6:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel's 14nm CPU shortage set to cause slump in PC shipments: Trendforce also expects DRAM, SSD pricing to be affected" The Inquirer 6:18 AM
  • "Intel Notebook CPU Shortage Could Make Positive Impact On DRAM Market For Consumers" HotHardware 6:00 PM
  • "Intel's 9th-gen CPUs outperform AMD's Ryzen 2 in leaked benchmarks: Geekbench.... more like Leakbench" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Intel buys NetSpeed Systems to boost SoC biz: Hopefully this'll lead to noteworthy Atom chips" The Inquirer 11:11 AM
  • "Intel bolsters its SoC design tools with NetSpeed Systems acquisition: Intel pledges to 'honour NetSpeed's existing customer contracts', but will take its technology in-house" Computing 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Tests $30 Billion Barrier as Chipmaker Rides Torrid Gains to Challenge Intel: AMD is set to open at the highest level in 12 years Tuesday as shares extend a two-month run that has added more than $14 billion to the chipmaker's market value and made it one of hottest stocks on Wall Street." TheStreet 7:05 AM
  • "VIDEO: AMD activates new Athlon, Athlon Pro and 2nd-gen Ryzen Pro, can Intel compete?" iTWire 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 3 2300X official, but you can't buy them: The processors arrive exclusively for pre-built PCs" The Inquirer 6:17 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 2300X And Ryzen 5 2500X Officially Part Of 2nd-Gen Ryzen Family" SegmentNext 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft September 2018 Patch Tuesday Fixes 17 Critical Vulnerabilities" Bleeping Computer 5:14 PM
  • "Windows 10 will use the cloud to free up disk space: The built-in disk cleanup tools are getting smarter." Ars Technica 5:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure Devops Services puts devops in the cloud: Azure Devops replaces Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), providing services for CI/CD, testing, and kanban project boards" Computerworld New Zealand 6:18 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes machine learning to the edge: Microsoft's global IoT director on edge computing and the company's US$5 investment in IoT" Computerworld New Zealand 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Twitch Beta app to all Xbox Insiders on Xbox One" Neowin 10:03 AM
  • "MACHINES HP Launches Advanced Metal 3D Printing Technology" Tech The Lead 7:02 AM
  • "HP unveils new 3D printing technology and Metal Jet Production Service" Global Manufacturing 7:02 AM
  • "How to add storage to the Dell XPS 13 9370 on the cheap" Windows Central 7:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 3100 is finally here to boost Wear OS smartwatches: Expect fashion-meets-tech watches to come rocking the chip" The Inquirer 6:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "One day ahead of iPhone launch, AAPL slid as much as 2% yesterday over trade war fears" 9to5Mac 6:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes higher as energy, telecom sectors lead: Trade worries simmer" MarketWatch 5:15 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Strength in Tech: Stocks closed higher Tuesday on strength in tech ahead of Apple's new phone introductions Wednesday." TheStreet 5:16 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises Ahead of Economic Data: Stocks are lifted by industrial and technology companies; Apple suppliers tumble in Asia" [Paid Membership Required] 5:18 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks tip into bear market as gambling shares crumble: Domestic stocks get a boost in Japan, handing Nikkei a gain" MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "FTSE 100 leads Europe stocks lower amid trade worries: Amer Sports Oyj surges on deal talk" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

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