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  • "Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies" ["'We will impose a boycott on U.S. electronic products. If they have iPhones, there is Samsung on the other side, and we have our own Vestel here,' he said, referring to the Turkish electronics company, whose shares rose five percent."]  Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Erdogan's Apple Boycott Ignores American Tech's Omnipresence"  Bloomberg 8:00 AM
  • "Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data: Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms such as Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities. ... It sets fines of up to A$10 million ($7.3 million) for institutions that do not comply, and jail time for individuals" Reuters 7:36 AM
  • "Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "PhotoBulk 2 review: Swiss Army knife for Mac batch image processing" Macworld 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Khronos Group Releases Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0, Showcases First Public OpenXR Demo" AnandTech 8:29 AM
  • "RapidWeaver 8 for Mac arrives: building your dream website just got easier" iDownload Blog 8:45 AM
  • "RapidWeaver 8 Debuts Redesign, New Responsive Themes, Unsplash Support, and Improved Plug-In Management" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "Reveal Makes It Easy to Find PowerPoint or Keynote Slides on the Mac" prMac 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is reportedly arguing that buildings at its headquarters are worth just $200 to reduce its tax bill" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone users get to skip the queue in shopping pay-and-go trial: Apple Pay trial allows smartphone users to pay and leave without a trip to the cashier." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Congress can't stay away from Big Tech" Axios 7:47 AM
  • "Hundreds of reports of hacked Instagram accounts, possible Russian link" 9to5Mac 8:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems: The novel attack technique relies on Android developers which use lazy storage protocols." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Keyboard strokes and smartphone swipes used by banks to detect fraud" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "Motorola's P30 Looks Like Every Other iPhone X-Clone we Don't Want" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 252: Please don't disconnect" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 74 – Fixing John's Mixed Up, Messed Up, Broken Home Screen" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "Apple to Announce New iPhones This Fall with a Budget Version Due to Cost Reduction of Components, Says TrendForce"  TrendForce 7:54 AM
  • "2018 iPhones Could Start at $699, May Include Apple Pencil Support, 512GB Storage Option for OLED Models" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 after less than 24 hrs" The Register 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Pulls iOS 12 Developer Beta 7 Over Performance Issues" The Mac Observer 8:54 AM
  • "Select 12-inch MacBook models sold out at Best Buy, could hint at fall refresh" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple says iOS 12 won't support group FaceTime calls at launch" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple patent is for an 'intelligent automated assistant for media exploration" Apple World Today 8:19 AM
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  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM

  • "7 Reasons Why the iPhone X Beats the Note 9" Tom's Guide 8:15 AM
  • "When budgeting calories, the Apple Watch's weaknesses sometimes count as strengths" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Teraglove helps you clean up your act (or at least your Apple devices' screens)" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
  • "How to restrict privacy settings with parental controls for iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "How to Fix Apple Watch Series 3 Inaccurate Heart Rate During Workouts" iDrop News 8:14 AM
  • "Google is tracking your every move even when you tell it to stop – here's how to fix it" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "What Is A Mesh Network And Mesh Router" AddictiveTips 8:14 AM
  • "Connected Car Technology Can Enable Abusers to Track Their Victims: A growing number of automakers are enabling location tracking in internet-connected cars, a technology that experts say can be misused by abusers to track their victims."  Motherboard 8:12 AM
  • "The scam: Apple's $1 trillion fraud" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: 3 big takeaways from Android Pie" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Opinion: Android 9 Pie's Digital Wellbeing has too little data and too many options, but that can be fixed" Android Police 8:29 AM
  • "Facebook's Story Problem — and Opportunity" Stratechery 8:16 AM
  • "The Shifting Nature of Technology at Work" Tech.pinions 8:16 AM
  • "Comic: When Do the New iPhones Come Out?" iMore 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google's redesigned Voice app is better at juggling your calls: It's on iOS now, but coming to Android soon." Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Google makes big improvements to Gmail, Google Voice on iOS" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Google Voice redesigned w/ new icon, Contacts tab, & Calendar-set DND, rolling out now to iOS" 9to5Google 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft announces Azure Stack for government" The Stack 7:23 AM
  • "Windows 10: Swapping the big bang for the long grumble" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Nadella Sold, Should You Too?" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 9570 vs. Dell XPS 13 9370: Face-Off!" LAPTOP Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "AMD's 'record breaking' Threadripper 2990WX CPU is now available: 32-core chip can be picked up in Blighty from £1,639.99" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "AMD announces new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX processors" Gadgets Now 7:20 AM
  • "Intel Coughs to Puma CPU Flaw that Hit Virgin Media Hub 3 Router" ISPreview 7:20 AM
  • "Intel's First 9th-Generation Processors Rumored to Launch on October 1st" TechStory 7:22 AM
  • "Nvidia's Turing-powered Quadro GPUs are 'first' built for ray-tracing: But you probably can't afford them" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "NVIDIA's Turing-powered GPUs are the first ever built for ray tracing: The future of hyper-realistic graphics is here." Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Oracle Accused of Defrauding Investors on Cloud Sales Growth: Florida-based City of Sunrise Firefighters' Pension Fund is leading a lawsuit against Oracle, alleging the company lied to shareholders about drivers behind earlier cloud sales growth •The suit, filed last Friday, is seeking class-action status, Bloomberg reported •An Oracle spokeswoman said the suite has no merit and that the company will vigorously defend against the claims •After a few years of focus on enterprise cloud services, Oracle's effort is still nascent, and the company trails market-share leaders in key segments" Data Center Knowledge 7:24 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple breaks $210, puts a dozen analysts underwater" Apple 3.0 8:16 AM
  • "David Einhorn's Greenlight Trims Apple Stake Before Shares Climb" Bloomberg 8:45 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks look set to pop higher as global markets try to shake off Turkish tantrum: Home Depot's second-quarter results come in hotter than expected" MarketWatch 8:19 AM
  • "Global Stocks Rise as Lira Stages Small Rally: Chinese stocks were an exception to generally upbeat trading after data show the economy continued to show signs of cooling" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian-market rebound following Turkish currency jitters: Chinese stocks lag" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European stocks gain broadly as Turkey's lira stabilizes" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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