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Wednesday Highlights: Ming-Chi Kuo's latest Apple prognostications: Apple Cars between 2023-2025, and Augmented Reality glasses in 2020, both will vault company to $2 trillion valuation; and what else could Apple reinvent? How about the dollar?; Adobe's latest patch update tackles code execution vulnerability; a spare Mac can help you connect your TV, audio receiver to your HomePod; MacMost argues there are better solutions for backing up your Mac than cloning it; iConic iMac turns 20—more in our General Interest, and Op/Ed sections; Apple signs up actors for sci-fi series to debut on Apple TV; T-Mobile aims to upend customer service industry; Verizon to offer free TV as enticer for 5G service; Google's DeepMind able to analyze eye scans and in seconds, detect diseases; CNET compares cameras of iPhone X, Pixel 2, Galaxy S9, and Huawei P20 Pro.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Growth Story: Apple is on a roll. The company is seeing record high iPhone ASPs, strong momentum with Services, and a wearables platform connecting with the mass market.┬áRevenue growth has accelerated for the past seven quarters. Apple's growth story has returned with a vengeance."  Above Avalon 4:00 PM
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News
  • "Adobe fixes critical code execution flaws in latest patch update" ZDNet 8:49 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Use Photos to fit event photos into a single timeline" Six Colors 6:11 PM
  • "Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "How to connect a TV or audio receiver to a HomePod: If you have a spare Mac, you can figure out a way to connect a TV or cable tuning box to a HomePod." Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Stop Cloning Your Hard Drive As a Backup" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Chrome Canary speeds up browsing with partial page loads" Engadget 3:35 PM
  • "The best free focus timers for Mac to work, break, and concentrate" iDownload Blog 2:15 PM
  • "Summer Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Roundup" fcp.co 12:26 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Happy 20th Launch Anniversary, iMac" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Check Out Steve Jobs Unveiling the First iMac 20 Years Ago" The Mac Observer 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Offers Rare Look Inside Mesa, Arizona Data Center" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "TrendForce Reports Global Notebook Shipments Grew by 10.2% QoQ in 2Q18; Apple Retreated to Sixth Place in Market Share Ranking" TrendForce 12:27 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Release New MacBook Air at End of Third Quarter: September or October" MacRumors 12:27 PM
  • "Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore's Apple Space Series" Deadline 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming sci-fi series casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones" iLounge 10:33 AM
  • "Turkey's president wants people to buy this homegrown phone instead of the iPhone" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Don't be fooled by NYC's new 'Apple' pop-up shop" ["Simmer down. I'm here to tell you that it's none of those things. The 'Apple pop-up shop' is somehow not what it appears to be while being exactly what it says it is: as the Facebook event for the temporary store reveals, the event is a promotion from Stemilt Growers, an actual apple farm that's showcasing its latest variety of apple. So, essentially, it's a literal apple store."] The Verge 9:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Diablo III's Switch version leaked ahead of official unveil, coming '2018': Rival outlets suggest Forbes jumped the gun on a Thursday embargo." Ars Technica 5:55 PM
  • "Google releases a searchable database of US political ads" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Google may launch a smartwatch-focused AI fitness coach" Engadget 1:51 PM
  • "Google Assistant and Google Home won't work properly if you completely disable Google's location tracking" Business Insider 1:51 PM
  • "Children 'at risk of robot influence'" BBC 1:28 PM
  • "How Rude Humanoid Robots Can Mess With Your Head" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile is giving customers a free year of Pandora Plus" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile is completely overhauling how its customer service works" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "T-Mobile's next 'Un-carrier' target: Customer service" ["'We're getting rid of the old broken customer service model that has frustrated people for decades,' Sievert said. 'Instead of investing in avoiding customers, we are investing in serving customers.'"] GeekWire 10:40 AM
  • "Verizon's 5G sales pitch: Free TV" CNNMoney 10:21 AM
  • "The FCC Says Net Neutrality Lawsuits Are Moot Because It Already Repealed Net Neutrality" Motherboard 9:39 AM
  • "Ex-FCC chief: Big Tech should seize the chance to shape regulation" Axios 9:13 AM
  • "If you want to record calls in Android 9 Pie, you'll need to root your phone" BetaNews 10:56 AM
  • "Android 9 Pie puts an end to third-party call recording apps" Android Police 9:12 AM
  • "China Stops Approving New Games for Sale" PC Magazine 8:50 AM
  • "DeepMind's neural networks can analyse eye scans for disease in seconds" V3 8:44 AM
  • "First Snapdragon 850 Benchmarks Disappoint" Thurrott 9:33 AM
  • "Samsung reveals 5G and 4G Exynos Modem 5100, a single chip for phones" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Defcon hacking challenge swings a sledgehammer at unlucky computers: Whatever you do, don't roll a 4." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "How a wily Californian beat Google and Facebook's influence operation: Alistair Mactaggart's longshot initiative turned into one of the nation's strictest data privacy policies" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Twitter puts Infowars' Alex Jones in the 'read-only' sin bin for 7 days" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "Twitter suspends Alex Jones for a week" The Verge 7:44 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Chuck La Tournous On Apple Watch, iPhone, and His Health" MacVoices 12:20 PM
  • "New Apple Watch Predictions, 20 Years of iMac -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-15" The Mac Observer 12:20 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims" AppleInsider 12:59 PM
  • "iOS 12 Public Beta 6 Delayed After Apple Pulls It For Performance Issues" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 12 Beta 8 Released to Download for Beta Testers" OS X Daily 12:58 PM
  • "How to download iOS 12 developer beta 8 to your iPhone or iPad" iMore 12:27 PM
  • "Apple's Group FaceTime Feature Will be Delayed" PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "New Apple Patent Suggests Siri Multi-User Support For Personalized Responses From HomePod" Forbes 8:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-On: Ring's iPhone-ready, self-running Spotlight Cam Solar/Amazon's Ring is omnipresent in smarthome security, and the Spotlight Cam Solar is an attempt to further cement that position among picky iOS and Android users." AppleInsider 6:51 PM
  • "Huawei P20 Pro vs. iPhone X, Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9 Plus camera showdown: Are three rear cameras on a phone really better than two? Or even one? We test out these top-notch phones to find out." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Back to the Mac 010: Dual eGPUs!" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "No, this device can't 'enhance' your intuition: And it definitely can't make you a precog..." Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Griffin Technology's Elevator takes your Mac laptop to new heights" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Save your reading list for later with Pocket [50 Essential iOS Apps #49] Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac" AppleInsider 1:51 PM
  • "iPhone: How to enable or disable read receipts for iMessage" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money" TechHive 7:45 AM
Tips
  • "Every Apple Watch user needs this tip" Apple Must 12:56 PM
  • "Twitter is killing push notifications for third party apps -- here's what you need to do" BetaNews 7:56 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Is Pushing Developers Toward Subscriptions" TidBITS 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Privately Advocates for Developer Adoption of Subscriptions"  MacStories 12:36 PM
  • "When does Apple release new iPhones?" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Why Verizon needs Apple TV 4K for its 5G home internet"  VentureBeat 10:57 AM
  • "The cheapest new 2018 iPhone will still crush Android flagships" BGR 10:33 AM
  • "Opinion: My money is still against an Apple-branded car in 2025" 9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Glasses: What are they and when are they being released?"  iMore 8:29 AM
  • "iMac at 20: How the all-new all-in-one ignited the modern Apple" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon Echo vs Google Home: The smart speaker battle is heating up/Google is eroding Amazon's big lead, but Apple is still a long way back." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (70): Apple Watch Notes and Health; iPhone Security; and a Dongle-free MacBook Pro" eXtensions 7:41 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Striving to be seen: Black Girl Gamers on Twitch/Just because you're the face of TwitchUnity doesn't mean you'll make Partner." Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "The existential loneliness of owning a USB-C phone" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Trust us, you need to pay attention to Samsung's new mobile modem" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Analysis: Facebook doesn't have an obligation to support journalism" CNNMoney 8:14 AM
  • "Inside Evernote's brain: As it refreshes its brand, the company behind the note-taking app reflects on its past, present, and future–and the true meaning of 'Remember everything.'" Fast Company 7:57 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Four ways to control cooling with fans and air conditioners" 9to5Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Popular quiz app HQ Trivia goes big with new Apple TV app" Cult of Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Tweetbot loses streaming, activity/Stats tab, and Apple Watch app over Twitter API change" 9to5Mac 3:23 PM
  • "Throwboy pillows will help the Apple Geek dream different" Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Love your Mac enough to hug it? You'll dig this new Kickstarter from Throwboy" Macworld 10:21 AM
  • "Google One is now open to all" TechCrunch 10:00 AM
  • "Apple expands indoor maps to a bunch of Canadian shopping malls" iDownload Blog 9:39 AM
  • "Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Solid gold 'iPhone XS' already on sale for £100,000 – before Apple has even announced the phone" The Sun 8:55 AM
  • "Fortnite 5.21 Patch Notes Detail What's New As Updated Version Rolls Out Across Various Platforms" Redmond Pie 8:55 AM
  • "Rome: Total War hitting iPhone next Thursday" iDownload Blog 9:13 AM
  • "Rome: Total War marches onto iPhone this month" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Apple: The goose that lays the golden eggs" Apple 3.0 8:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Here's how to limit 'Foreshadow' attack impact/Windows Server admins using Hyper-V have some complicated choices to make about how best to mitigate Foreshadow on Intel hardware." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "HPE flies low-energy Eagle into National Renewable Energy Lab's data centre" ["HPE has been named as supplier of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's new low-energy supercomputer, Eagle, which will power up in January 2019."] The Register 8:24 AM
  • "Dell EMC opening a retail store in Seattle? Turns out this storefront isn't what it seems" GeekWire 2:15 PM
  • "What the Dell? Qumulo slips into PowerEdge servers: Extends coverage from AWS and HPE to Isilon-slinger" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "Intel Arctic Sound Gaming GPU Teased As Counterpunch To NVIDIA And AMD Graphics Dominance" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "An Interview with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel's DCG: Discussing Cooper Lake and Smeltdown" AnandTech 8:43 AM
  • "Scary New Intel Flaw Could Slow Down the Internet" LAPTOP Magazine 3:22 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen and Threadripper news: Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6GHZ across all 32 cores" V3 12:25 PM
  • "AMD launches new-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors for high-end desktop market" DigiTimes 7:53 AM
  • "NVIDIA Introduces Chipsets Based on Turing Architecture" Zacks 10:21 AM
  • "Cisco tops revenue estimates as newer bets pay off" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "Cisco tops Q4 earnings targets" ZDNet 5:59 PM
  • "Cisco points to accelerating revenue growth, boosting shares" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Cisco Aims to Keep Revenue Growth Rolling: The company forecast revenue growth between 4% and 6% for its fiscal fourth quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Oracle Database on Windows: Patch this flaw now, we fixed it on Linux in July" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Transportation and Trade Management Cloud" Market Realist 7:50 AM
  • "Oracle open sources Graphpipe to standardize machine learning model deployment" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Oracle open sources GraphPipe, a new standard for machine learning models" ZDNet 12:33 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Buffett bought, Einhorn sold" Apple 3.0 8:43 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close lower as Turkey, trade worries continue to weigh: Dow drops by triple digits but reclaims key 25,000 mark" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Tech weakness pulls stock indexes lower" Associated Press 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Trade Tensions Persist: Metals sell off while Turkish lira rallies for second day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat, weighed by sinking Tech Stocks: Indexes in China, Hong Kong down 1% or more; Nikkei pulls back as yen weakens" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks drop 1%, with commodity shares among largest decliners: Big losers include Antofagasta, BHP" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

 
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