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Friday Highlights: Foss Patents reveals a workaround found in iOS 12 pertaining to Qualcomm's patent dispute with Apple over Spotlight search; customers lining up at Apple Stores as new iPhones, Apple Watch available for sale; WSJ says "turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Huawei gives out power banks to those waiting in line for new iPhones; RIP Charles Moore; Science Alert looks at China's Orwellian population monitoring system called "Social Credit System"; is AirPower actually alive? Gets a mention in new iPhone manuals!; iFixit tears down iPhone XS and XS Max, hails new battery design; on YouTube, TechSmartt performs droptest on latest iPhones, and watertests the XS Max; The Mac Observer reviews iOS 12, and MacRumors reports on their readers' first iPhone XS/Max and Apple Watch Series 4 impressions.

  • "iOS 12 seems to contain workaround: Qualcomm's Munich patent lawsuits against Apple's Spotlight search"  Foss Patents 6:56 AM
  • "iPhone XS Buyers Undeterred by Eye-Watering Prices, Few Upgrades"  Bloomberg 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest, Most Expensive iPhone Hits the Streets" Bloomberg Video 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's New Smartwatch Can Only Monitor Your Heart in the U.S." Bloomberg 7:03 AM
  • "How to import Evernote notes to your Notes App on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide: Customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple's results over the next year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max released in Japan" Jiji Press 7:50 AM
  • "Smiling Apple fans show off their new haul of devices" Cult of Mac 6:30 AM
  • "Apple's new mobile microsite has a spinnable 3D model of the iPhone XS" Mashable 6:21 AM
  • "Apple Stores Delay Some iPhone XS and XS Max Pickup Orders Due to 'Last Minute Logistical Issues'" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Apple advertises iPhone XS with microsite featuring 3D model that spins as you tilt your phone" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
  • "Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers" CNET 6:33 AM
  • "'You'll need it': Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans" Android Authority 6:48 AM
  • "Apple shares photos of customers trying and buying iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 Launch Day" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Still Has Underwhelming Share of Smart Speakers" Market Realist 6:57 AM
  • "How potentially dangerous fake Apple products reach the US consumer market" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be? Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense" The Register 6:29 AM
  • "Sony Mobile takes on Apple, Oppo in Taiwan with Xperia XZ3" DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "TAG Heuer's new smartwatch is a steal at $198,000" Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
  • "A Fond Farewell and Tribute to Former Low End Mac Writer Charles W. Moore" Low End Mac 7:19 AM
  • "MacPrices Columnist Charles W. Moore Passes Away After Long Battle With Illness" MacPrices 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile starts to detail in-home 5G goals, plans to take on Charter and Comcast" The Verge 10:22 AM
  • "FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers: Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On: Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror." ["That's because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too. According to China's Communist Party, the system will 'allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step'."]  Science Alert 7:17 AM
  • "Android turns 10: Google's first Android phone was ugly, but important" [Video Report] CNET 6:58 AM
  • "EU's prime delivery of Amazon probe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:29 AM
  • "For Museums, Augmented Reality Is the Next Frontier" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Unpacking the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch with Dave Mark" The Loop 10:19 AM
  • "Is iPhone XS Apple's worst 'S' phone? Catch the conversation this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's AirPower gets mention in iPhone XS, XS Max manuals, may not be dead yet" CNET 6:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS Has an Upgrade Apple Didn't Mention" iFixit 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max have new power chip designed by Apple, extra antenna band" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max show off 'battery origami' in iFixit teardown" CNET 9:30 AM
  • "Micron, Toshiba chips in new iPhones: iFixit" Reuters 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: A complete list of everything new in Apple's next-gen iPhone" BGR 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Teardown" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch 4 vs Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch Series 1: which is the best for you?" TechRadar UK 7:52 AM
  • "First Impressions From New iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "First Impressions From New Apple Watch Series 4 Owners" MacRumors 6:39 AM
  • "Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 offer great sound in true wireless in-ear headphones" 9to5Mac 9:30 AM
  • "The Death of the Gods, book review: Power in the digital age/Demos researcher Carl Miller details how the internet has brought about profound power shifts that reach into every aspect of our lives." [Book Review] ZDNet 7:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How To Turn Off Zoom (Magnifier) On Your iPhone" macReports 10:05 AM
  • "Creating Your Own Memoji in iOS 12" MacMost 9:06 AM
  • "The Verge Guide to the iPhone" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone" iMore 7:15 AM
  • "How to Set Up Your New iPhone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "PCalc binomial functions—Part 2" Dr. Drang 6:56 AM
  • "Did you just get your iPhone XS? Do these 10 things first! Before you even peel the plastic off your new iPhone XS or XS Max, read this setup guide." Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "How to Hard Reset iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in 3 Easy Steps" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Access Control Center on iPad in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to Use the Awesome New Features in Photos app in iOS 12" iPhone Hacks 6:16 AM
  • "How to make a conference call on your iPhone" Apple Must 6:15 AM
  • "8 things you'll want to try first with your iPhone XS" Computerworld 9:06 AM
  • "Doing a clean install of iOS 12 on your new iPhone XS or XS Max? Here's what you'll bring over and what you'll lose: What's the advantage of a clean install over a restore when upgrading to a new phone or tablet?" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone's Face ID isn't perfect, but you can make it better: Face ID has its quirks. Before you get frustrated, try these tricks." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "eSIM smartphone market set for growth following Apple iPhone support" Telecoms 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 has arrived but here are 5 reasons to buy a Series 3 instead" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri's next chapter"  Macworld 6:21 AM
  • "YouTube is failing its creators" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "Marc Randazza Is Fighting To Keep Nazis And Trolls On Twitter In The New Speech Wars. Here's Why." BuzzFeed News 7:56 AM
  • "Five ways 5G could change your commute" Axios 6:48 AM
  • "FoxTrot Classics for September 21, 2018" GoComics 9:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The LAMPCHARGE is a handy tablet lamp and USB charger all in one" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Double the iPhone XS Teardowns = Double the Wallpapers" iFixit 7:41 AM
  • "These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week" 148Apps 6:57 AM
  • "Audible comes to the Apple Watch" Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 adds compatibility to iOS 12 and iPhone XS Max" DEVONtechnologies 6:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft HoloLens: Virtual Reality That an Adult Would Actually Want to Use" Light Reading 9:09 AM
  • "Shell mines Microsoft Azure for AI to digitally transform upstream and downstream operations" ComputerWeekly 9:08 AM
  • "What's New in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4457136: Search..." Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 1803 Cumulative Update KB4458469: Search..." Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Industry Insight: IBM on Multicloud Search and AI Strategy" FOXBusiness 8:57 AM
  • "IBM: If AI decision needs closer look, stay woke, and here's how" TechXplore 8:56 AM
  • "Adapt opens new HP Latex R-Series showroom" Print Week 8:50 AM
  • "Intel's Shortages Chip Away at Micron" [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Devil May Cry 5's PC Specs Revealed" Guru3D 8:37 AM
  • "AMD stock gains after Jefferies boosts target due to Intel supply constraints" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Adrenalin Edition 18.9.2 GPU Drivers Bring Performance Improvements For Shadow of the Tomb Raider On RX Vega 64" WCCFTech 8:33 AM
  • "Cisco releases fixes for remote code execution flaws in Webex Network Recording Player" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired" InfoWorld 8:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Taiwanese Apple Suppliers Concerned about High iPhone Prices" Market Realist 6:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow set for best week since July as stocks push deeper into record territory: Dow, S&P 500 coming off records that was blue-chip index's first since January" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Follow Global Markets Higher: All three major indexes are on track to notch weekly gains" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Asian markets rally and Shanghai Composite logs best week in over 2 years: Export-heavy stocks rise on weaker yen" MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "Europe stocks poised for best week since July, lifted by global rally: Just Eat tumbles on Deliveroo buy talk" MarketWatch 9:31 AM

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