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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "How Tim Cook has changed Apple in five years/How do you replace Steve Jobs? People had tried before and failed: When Apple's founder left amid a boardroom coup in 1985, the string of leaders that filled the void almost brought the company to its knees until Jobs' triumphant return over a decade later."  Telegraph 12:48 PM
  • "Cook must transcend Jobs' legacy at Apple"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses" ["'The issue is ridiculously widespread and Apple should've issued a recall or maybe a free warranty repair on this problem already,' Huie told me via email. 'If you own an iPhone 6+ and haven't experienced the problem yet, then I think the chances are pretty high that you'll experience it during the lifetime of the phone.'"]  iFixit 12:09 PM
  • "Apple still isn't acknowledging its growing 'touch disease' problem" The Next Web 1:50 PM
  • "New iPhone Problem Threatens September Launch" Forbes 6:35 PM
  • "Here's a 'Gliimpse' of Apple Inc. Little Secret"  Bidness Etc 8:38 AM
  • "Australian banks won't rule yet on Apple bank negotiations" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Woz doesn't want Apple to remove headphone jack for iPhone 7" CNET 8:59 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak: An iPhone without a headphone jack would 'tick off a lot of┬ápeople'" VentureBeat 8:59 PM
  • "What to do if the Characters palette won't appear in Safari" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 12 Supports Windows 10 and macOS Sierra" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "How to launch a Mac app and succeed" Cult of Mac 2:24 PM
  • "PDF Expert 2 for Mac Adds Powerful PDF Editing Features" MacStories 8:32 AM
  • "Keep Siri results where you can find them in macOS Sierra" Cult of Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Method #168 To Edit Photos On A Mac" Mac360 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac gets 64-bit support for better performance" Engadget 11:38 AM
  • "Automatic Batch Photo Conversion and Editing for Windows and Mac" BatchPhoto 11:32 AM
  • "Cocktail 10.0 Beta 1 (Sierra Edition) has been released." Maintain 9:19 AM
  • "PDF Expert 2 for Mac is here: new editing features, password protection & more" iDownload Blog 9:21 AM
  • "Readdle releases PDF Expert 2 for Mac w/ improved editing capabilities and password support" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung and Apple Dominate Phone Industry Profits" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "The Best Smartwatch You Can Buy Right Now (Aug. 2016)" ["Overall Best Smartwatch Runner-Up: Apple Watch"] Paste Magazine 8:41 AM
  • "Push notifications are more effective than you think" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "For Music Streamers, Playlists Becoming The New Radio: New consumer survey finds that nine out of 10 Spotify and Apple Music users have listened to or created a music-streaming-service playlist, and half of their premium subscribers listen to playlists every time they use the service" MusicWatch 7:39 AM
  • "Report: Spotify struggling to strike long-term deals w/ labels as Apple Music war heats up" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "Apple Music is ruining Spotify's negotiations with record labels" Cult of Mac 7:38 PM
  • "Apple The Oaks Reopens Next Weekend, CambridgeSide Next Up for Renovations" MacRumors 11:20 AM
  • "Did Nike just accidentally leak this Apple Watch 2 feature?" Digital Spy 8:38 AM
  • "The Apple Watch 2 Nike+ Leak that Wasn't" Apple Must 1:33 PM
  • "Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton and virtually nothing at Trump/Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor Steve Jobs typically avoided: hosting a fundraiser for a presidential candidate." CNNMoney 8:20 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: OS X Jaguar roars onto Mac" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google To Penalize Mobile Sites With Intrusive Pop-Ups" PC Magazine 8:57 PM
  • "ITC judge rules Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from Jawbone" AppleInsider 7:20 PM
  • "This Election Could Be Hacked, And We Need To Plan For It" Forbes 7:05 PM
  • "Samsung could be preparing Amazon Echo competitor, FCC filing shows" ZDNet 6:37 PM
  • "At 25, the World Wide Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality" Wired 6:35 PM
  • "The World Wide Web Turns 25 Today (Or Does It?): Today is 'Internaut day,' but Tim Berners-Lee says the birth of the World Wide Web is in March." PC Magazine 1:16 PM
  • "Here's why people are tweeting about Internaut Day and Tim Berners-Lee" Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web/On this day in history: On August 23, 1991, new users for the first time were able to access the World Wide Web. The occasion is known as Internaut Day." CNET 7:46 AM
  • "MIT scientists think they can make your WiFi 10x faster" CNNMoney 7:46 AM
  • "AI Is Here to Help You Write Emails People Will Actually Read" Wired 7:18 AM
  • "Apple said to have a curved iPhone in 2017, just like Samsung" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Apple to Introduce Three New iPhone Models Next Year, One With Curved OLED Display?" iClarified 7:44 AM
  • "Apple could launch an iPhone with curved screen" CNET 9:35 AM
  • "Samsung's curvy phones might get some serious competition in 2017" Mashable 10:40 AM
  • "Apple Could Finally Remove Ancient Technology In The iPhone 8" Forbes 11:45 AM
  • "Apple-licensed iPod navigation patent invalidated by US regulatory agency" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Primax revenues to hit new high in August, says paper" ["Additionally, the company is also expected to land more orders for dual-camera modules in the second half, triggered by the planned launch of dual-camera iPhone 7 devices, added the paper."] DigiTimes 8:49 AM
  • "Primax tipped to be building dual-lens camera modules for 'iPhone 7 Plus'" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patent details visual-based AR navigation, confirms Flyby Media acquisition" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for Next-Gen Indoor Mapping Technology based on Visual Inertial Navigation" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's AR technology could stop you getting lost in the mall" BGR 7:59 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Advanced 3D Eye/Head Tracking System Supporting Apple's 3D Camera" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "Patent Report: Apple looks into a travel guitar for an iPad and iPhone" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering a Beacon Messaging System, iPad Air, Gaming Headset & more" Patently Apple 9:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM

  • "Gorgeous wireless speaker's sound is as big as its price" Cult of Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Exolens Wide-Angle Lens by Zeiss for the iPhone (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 7:34 PM
  • "iPhone users still need to wait for a great 360 camera, but this will do for now" Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Meridan Explorer USB DAC improves your overall digital music experience" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "StepsApp review: A gorgeous way to visualize Apple Health data" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "'Jurassic GO - Dinosaur Snap Adventures' Review - Prehistoric Pokemon Snap" Touch Arcade 1:42 PM
  • "How to crop, filter, and adjust Live Photos in Photos for iPhone and iPad in iOS 10" iMore 12:48 PM
  • "How to Deal With Chatty Group Messages on iOS" AppAdvice 11:31 AM
  • "How to Find Something Good to Watch on Apple TV" About Tech 9:19 AM
  • "Everything To Know About Your iPhone Camera: So you think you know all there is to know about the iPhone camera? Think again" AppAdvice 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone storage full? Hack your iPhone or iPad to recover storage space" Alphr 8:40 AM
  • "How to add a home to the new Home app in iOS 10" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "How to keep your iPhone or iPad from backing up with iCloud" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "How to Digitally Erase All Your Stuff When You Quit Your Job" Wired 7:46 AM
  • "6 external storage solutions for iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 11:33 AM
  • "Pitching for a new emoji? This is how you submit a proposal to Unicode" Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "Smartphone speed tests only tell one part of the phone story" Mashable 3:52 PM
  • "8 features Siri should have that would help our dating lives" Mashable 1:55 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2016: Leaks and rumours for Apple's new laptop" The Week UK 1:41 PM
  • "Comment: One-time codes are the Apple Pay secret weapon that's just a little too secret" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Cassandra: Mid-week Review -Worthless Rumours, Hits are more Important than Facts, Retail Experiences, and More" eXtensions 9:19 AM
  • "Why Samsung Wants To Be Like Apple" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "On iPhone 8: 'Why Do We Need Buttons, Anyway?" McSolo 8:19 AM
  • "Apple And The Marketshare Fallacy" Mac360 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's year old iPhone 6s crushes Samsung's Galaxy 7 in app speed tests" Apple Must 8:18 AM
  • "Where iPhone Crushes Android" PixoBebo 8:18 AM
  • "Best Buy finally figures out that whole internet thing | Analysis" Seattle Times 8:29 PM
  • "How Japan Keeps Physical Media Relevant" Subtraction 2:24 PM
  • "I've switched from Amazon Fire TV to Roku 3 and I like it... for now" BetaNews 12:48 PM
  • "Why Lyft is Looking for a Buyer?" Bidness Etc 8:40 AM
  • "Consumer Interest in Auto Tech? Slower Than You Think" Tech.pinions 8:29 AM
  • "Is it time to say goodbye to spreadsheets?" BetaNews 7:38 AM
  • "Comic: Those Mac to School Blues" iMore 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pokémon Go update adds monster 'Appraisal,' promise of 'new and exciting' features" 9to5Mac 7:04 PM
  • "Taxi Sim 2016 Puts Users Behind the Wheel in Cities Around the World" MacPrices 1:45 PM
  • "Prisma's new trick takes its filters to the next level" The Next Web 1:42 PM
  • "How to accessorize your rose gold iPhone" iMore 1:18 PM
  • "Pinterest Acquires Instapaper" MacStories 1:18 PM
  • "This awesome gaming controller turns your iPhone into a Nintendo DS" BGR 11:38 AM
  • "LastThink Releases Costa Rica Online 4.5 for iOS" prMac 8:29 PM
  • "LastThink Releases Kuwait TV Online 4.5 for iOS" prMac 11:05 AM
  • "Gryker Launches Levitating Apple Watch Charger on Kickstarter" PRNewswire 3:55 PM
  • "Kanex Introduces World's First Cordless Portable Charger for Apple Watch" PRNewswire 3:55 PM
  • "Kanex's 'GoPower Watch' Portable Battery for Apple Watch Now Available for $100" MacRumors 11:04 AM
  • "Facebook Now Testing Autoplay Videos With Sound in iOS App" MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "Pokémon Go fever breaking as app analytics show that usage is on the decline" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "CrunchBase launches its official app for iOS" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "The best educational apps and games to jumpstart the school year" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "Amazon reportedly set to do what Apple wasn't able to (for non-students): launch a $5/mo streaming music service" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Facebook testing autoplay videos with sound in iOS and Android apps" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "The MXL AC-404 USB microphone is worth a listen for FaceTime, Skype users" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The tough post-PC future for Intel, Dell, and HP" InfoWorld 6:12 AM
  • "Intel releases Joule developer kit" Tech Insider 6:14 AM
  • "Intel blasts back at Nvidia, saying Xeon dominates 97% of A.I.┬áservers" VentureBeat 12:13 PM
  • "ARM Takes Aim at Supercomputing Space" eWeek 7:14 AM
  • "IBM, AMD and Others Plan Assault on Intel's Chip Dominance: IBM to unveil new details of its Power9 chip; AMD to talk about inner workings of Zen technology" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 PM
  • "IBM's Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know" Computerworld 6:17 AM
  • "IBM to Set Up Innovation Center in Thailand" Founders Daily 6:18 AM
  • "How IBM's LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud" 6:19 AM
  • "AMD's GPU market share has grown for first time in four years" Hexus 6:10 AM
  • "Dell Study Reveals Alarming Reliance on Legacy Technology in Government" IT News Online 5:53 AM
  • "In Reach for Yield, HP Learns to Print Money: As sales and earnings decline, HP's shares have rallied, benefiting from investors' continued reach for yield." [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 PM
  • "HP Elite X3 preorders begin in the US with free HP Display Dock; Will you buy the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile smartphone?" Yibada 5:55 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals HoloLens' secret 24-core custom processor" Digital Journal 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens powered by TSMC holographic processing unit" SlashGear 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals secret HoloLens processor specs" The Verge 6:26 AM
  • "What's Inside The Microsoft's Hololens' Holographic Processor? Now We Know" Digital Trends 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Holographic Edition To Run On 2017 PCs" VR World 6:12 AM
  • "The marriage of Microsoft and Linux" ZDNet 6:37 PM
  • "Lenovo Agrees to Preload Microsoft Office, Skype, OneDrive on Its Android Smartphones" NDTV Gadgets 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft has figured out a stealthy way to get onto your Android smartphone" Business Insider 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts deal with Lenovo to bundle apps on Lenovo's Android smartphones and tablets: As Windows Phone slowly dies, Microsoft seeks out Android partnerships to distribute its apps" Computing 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest ruse is bribing you to use Edge in Windows 10" TrustedReviews 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft buys start-up Genee to ride the AI wave" 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft issues apology over Windows 10 web cam crashes" PCR 6:27 AM
  • "Cisco plans layoffs on pivot towards IoT and cloud" ReadWrite 5:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Higher, Recently in Talks About Lyft Stake" TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "Yes, the Apple Cash Hoard Really Is That Big" Newsmax 8:38 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close near records as housing data boosts stocks: Best Buy shares log biggest daily rise in 15 years" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Retail Disappointments as Wall Street Awaits Fed Minutes: Stocks fall further from record highs on Wednesday morning as disappointments from Target and Lowe's bring down the cyclical consumer sector." TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks end slightly higher as indexes near closing highs" USA Today 3:51 PM
  • "Wall St Rises with Tech Stocks; One Eye on Fed" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Broadly: Investors await interest-rate clues from Fed chairwoman's speech on Friday" [Paid Membership Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Asian markets choppy as investors eye Fed" MarketWatch 7:01 AM
  • "European stocks step higher, as PMI data rolls in" MarketWatch 7:01 AM

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