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Weekend Highlights: Next iPhones seen as possible growth driver; late Thursday Apple announced $300 million initiative for clean energy in China; Mark Gurman reporting on Adobe's plan to release full Photoshop on iPad in new strategy, something Jonny Evans sees as death of "iPad is not productive" narrative; Gizmodo primer for making Mac and Android phones play nice together; IDC report notes growth in PC market, but Apple remains "nearly flat [in] year-on-year growth"; Cheddar article looks at Valley of Genius author's "secrets about Steve Jobs' life and death"; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) Apple Pay videos on YouTube; Craig Hunter reviews new MacBook Pro; AppleInsider not thrilled with lack of real keyboard reliability improvement, and David Gewirtz thinks Apple intro'd laptops in "in a tone-deaf, we-don't-really-care-about-pro-users-needs kind of way"—plenty more in our Op/Ed section.

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Apple/Macintosh
Apple Q3 Results
  • "Apple Reports Third Quarter Results: Revenue Growth of 7 Percent and EPS Growth of 17 Percent/Services Revenue Hits All-Time Quarterly Record"  Apple 4:04 PM
  • "What Tim Cook Had to Say About Apple's Earnings/Bloomberg's Emily Chang recaps her interview with Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook about the company's third-quarter earnings. She speaks with Bloomberg's Julia Chatterley on 'What'd You Miss?'" Bloomberg 4:08 PM
  • "Apple Sales Rise, Pushed by Purchases of iPads and Macs: Sales of iPhones remain steady as consumers anticipate a new phone later this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Apple forecasts revenue largely above estimates, shares rise" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "Apple's Forecast Signals Strong Sales of New iPhones This Year" Bloomberg 4:08 PM
  • "The iPhone 8 wait doesn't hurt Apple sales: Apple sold 41 million iPhones in the last quarter, but all eyes are on September for the debut of the next iPhone." CNET 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's earnings guidance suggests strong — and timely — iPhone launch" Axios 4:07 PM
  • "Apple returns to growth as cheaper iPads boost sales: After a stall, the company has found momentum again" The Verge 4:07 PM
  • "Surprise: iPad sales up 15% as Apple's results beat expectations" GeekWire 4:07 PM
  • "iPad quarterly sales grow year-over-year for the first time since 2013, best non-holiday quarter in two years" AppleInsider 6:29 PM
  • "AAPL hits all time high in after hours trading" 9to5Mac 5:57 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple and Google pull hundreds of trading apps from stores over fears of financial scams: Last week, an investigation published by The Independent revealed that thousands of people, particularly pensioners, could be falling for binary options scams every year"  The Independent 6:58 AM
  • "Apple, Google Drop Trading Apps After Australian Intervention" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Here's Why an OLED iPhone Will Be So Expensive: An OLED iPhone could be more than $1,000; while this might seem excessive, it's really just basic supply and demand."  PC Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "The most important numbers in Apple's earnings this quarter won't be iPhone sales"  Quartz 6:58 AM
  • "Apple results could hold clues to iPhone 8 sales date" USA Today 7:03 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Smackdown: Final spreadsheet Q3 2017" Apple 3.0 7:50 AM
  • "FY 17 Third Quarter Results: Apple's conference call to discuss third fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple 6:52 AM
OS X
News
  • "NetMarketShare: macOS and iOS market share down in July" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Tempted to muck about in media library folders for Apple apps like Photos? Don't do it" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to Tell if Mac is Using 802.11ac, 802.11n or Other Wi-Fi Protocol" OS X Daily 2:48 PM
  • "9 Mac Calculator Tricks" MacMost 10:46 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from July 2017" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Avid makes limited version of movie editing tool Media Composer free for macOS" AppleInsider 2:48 PM
  • "Red Giant Releases Trapcode Suite 14, the Industry-Standard Package for Motion Graphics Artists" Red Giant 12:19 PM
  • "Spark for Mac gains advanced search features & other notable improvements" iDownload Blog 10:58 AM
  • "Data Shredder Mac Provides Military Grade Data Deletion for macOS" MacPrices 10:20 AM
  • "Malwarebytes for Mac 3 now available" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Abvent Launches Twinmotion 2018: First real-time 3D immersion software for Mac users" Abvent 8:06 AM
  • "Remote Revolution! VPN Tracker 365 with Ubiquiti UniFi Support available today!" Equinux 6:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Still Hasn't Found That Breakout Video Hit: Apple is planning to add more video to Apple Music as it seeks to differentiate the service from Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube." TheStreet 12:23 PM
  • "Apple Pay headed to Denmark, Finland, and more later this year" iMore 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Pay to go live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE by year's end" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "Apple seeks tax breaks for suppliers to make iPhones in India: sources" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Spotify Outpaces Apple Music's User Growth as Direct Listing Prep Continues" TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Don't mind if I do, says Nokia, taking a €1.7bn chomp out of Apple" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "Apple ARKit film experiment puts virtual robot commandos among humans" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Apple now protects enough forest to produce all its paper packaging" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Debuts New 'Carpool Karaoke' Trailer - Show Launches August 8 on Apple Music" MacTrast 7:49 AM
  • "$590K worth of iPhones nabbed from a moving truck in daring highway heist" Digital Trends 7:45 AM
  • "Glittery iPhone Cases Recalled After Dozens Burned by Mystery Liquid" Gizmodo 4:12 PM
  • "With iPhone and Stickers, a Doodling Artist Who Dreams Big" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tech firms fight anti-trafficking bill" Axios 1:21 PM
  • "Amazon snatches ATP tennis rights from Sky: Watch Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are coming to Prime (in the UK)." Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "The Physics Behind the Magical Parallax Effect Running Your AR Apps" Wired 7:07 AM
  • "The 'creepy Facebook AI' story that captivated the media" BBC 7:06 AM
  • "How Amazon Echo could be used to spy on you" BetaNews 6:59 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "That Time Facebook's AIs Made Up Their Own Secret Language Humans Didn't Understand" The Mac Observer 2:38 PM
  • "Facebook's AI Apocalypse, Eclipse Viewing Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-01" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "HomePod Firmware Suggests iPhone 8 Split Status Bar, Tap to Wake and No Touch ID Under Display" MacRumors 6:57 AM
  • "Watch: HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8' details" [Video] AppleInsider 6:57 AM
  • "Your face might do more than just unlock the new iPhone: Details from a firmware leak include another faint death knell for the physical Home button." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "New information hidden in Apple's HomePod firmware has revealed fresh details about the iPhone 8" Business Insider 6:53 AM
  • "New iPhone leaks show tap to wake, attention detection, and virtual home button" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "One major iPhone 8 feature was just confirmed" BGR 6:53 AM
  • "Uh-oh, looks like the iPhone 8 won't have a fingerprint sensor under the screen" Mashable 7:02 AM
  • "Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing workouts coming to Apple Watch" AppleInsider 10:47 AM
  • "Apple increasing production capacity for AirPods as availability issues persist" 9to5Mac 8:36 PM
  • "Apple Wins 40 Patents Today Covering Inductive Charging, CarPlay, Push-to-Talk & Uncovering Redacted Content" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for a voice and touch user interface for CarPlay" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:07 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: The entry-level Mid-2017 5K iMac is a great deal with room for future growth [Video] 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
  • "Review: Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Apple World Today 2:48 PM
  • "Review: booq Nerve Black messenger bag will trigger an impulse to buy" Cult of Mac 12:23 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Wahoo! Yasu for Mavericks!" YMP Now 7:08 PM
  • "BusyKid review: Turn everyday chores into a lesson in fiscal responsibility" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Rheo review: This video-streaming/sharing app surfaces videos based on your mood" TechHive 7:43 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Get One-Handed Keyboard on iPhone without Waiting for iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 7:01 PM
  • "Beginner's How To: Search for Completed Tasks in the iOS Reminders App" MacTrast 8:17 AM
Tips
  • "This Is the ONLY Way You Should Sign Your Emails" Money 7:46 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone 8: Everything we think we know so far" ZDNet 9:58 PM
  • "Apple's services business now the size of a Fortune 100 company" iMore 8:49 PM
  • "Apple Stems Decline in iPad Sales Thanks to New iPad Pros" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "Tim Cook on Trump's Apple Factories Statement: Let's Talk About Something Else" The Mac Observer 7:07 PM
  • "Apple iPads in Education are Stronger This Quarter" The Mac Observer 6:47 PM
  • "The Key Takeaways From Apple's Earnings and Forecast" Bloomberg 4:08 PM
  • "Are Apple's Upcoming Earnings Being Overshadowed By New iPhones?" Forbes 1:43 PM
  • "iPhone 8's radical redesign could bring awesome UI change" Cult of Mac 11:03 AM
  • "Apple in China: Why the company withdrew VPN apps from its App Store" Macworld 10:25 AM
  • "I have an iPhone 8 mockup, and we really need to talk about it" BGR 10:23 AM
  • "Apple: Is The Media Too Obsessed With The iPhone 8?" Seeking Alpha 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's Augmented Reality Smartglasses" Mac 360 8:27 AM
  • "Former Google VP: If you care about photography, get an iPhone" iMore 8:48 AM
  • "Vic Gundotra is wrong about Android photography" Android Central 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s Best Days Have Passed; Facebook Inc.'s Are Still Ahead. Here's the Simple Reason Why." The Motley Fool 7:53 AM
  • "Apple: CNBC lays a stinker" Apple 3.0 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's silence in China sets a dangerous precedent" OSNews 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus: What Do We Know So Far?" iPhone Hacks 7:42 AM
  • "Zoom out: Getting perspective from an unexpected source" Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Comment: Apple is about to give a big clue on iPhone 8 timing, but it may not be easy to decode" 9to5Mac 6:51 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "Is Google Glass really ready for the enterprise? Google Glass Enterprise Edition is now available to more businesses through its network of development partners, but does it really work as a collaboration and productivity tool?" Computerworld 7:07 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Are Glasses the New Gloves?" iMore 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Shadow Fight 2 - Special Edition' Releasing August 17" Touch Arcade 2:48 PM
  • "'Bacon May Die', a Frantic Beat 'Em Up From the Developer of 'Iron Snout', Is Out Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "mophie Introduces Portable USB-C Charging Solution For MacBook And MacBook Pro" PRNewswire 10:29 AM
  • "DHS Group Announces Launch of New Wearable Device and HealthSpective Move App" PRNewswire 10:29 AM
  • "Pie Five Debuts Customized Mobile App" PRNewswire 10:29 AM
  • "Honda's all-electric Clarity arrives at select dealers today, with CarPlay as standard" 9to5Mac 10:25 AM
  • "iOS: Microsoft Kills Word Flow Keyboard—Here's What to Replace It With" Lifehacker 10:23 AM
  • "Sonnet Announces Availability of Thunderbolt™ 3 Upgrade Cards for Thunderbolt 2-to-PCIe® Card Expansion Systems" Wall Street Communications 8:06 AM
  • "DriveSavers Meets New SSAE 18 Security Standards" Business Wire 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Expands TestFlight Beta Testing to Allow up to 10,000 Beta Users Per App" MacTrast 7:49 AM
  • "Gboard for iOS will now let you share YouTube clips and locations on Google Maps" Canadian Reviewer 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's new VR backpack is the world's first wearable workstation" TechRadar UK 6:49 AM
  • "HP made an even more powerful VR backpack — but it's not for gaming" The Verge 6:56 AM
  • "HP Brings In Another Backpack, But This Time Strictly For Business And Not Games: HP's new backpack is called the Z VR Backpack" Digital Trends 6:49 AM
  • "HP's Z VR Backpack is a wearable PC for on-the-job training: Wearable workstation packs Windows 10 Pro, Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "HP Reveals $3,300 Z VR Backpack G1 With NVIDIA Quadro P5200 and Intel i7" Upload VR 6:55 AM
  • "HP made a VR backpack for on-the-job training: The Z VR Backpack helps creatives, new soldiers and everyone in between." Engadget 6:28 AM
  • "HP launches new virtual reality backpack" mygaming 6:49 AM
  • "HP Inc And Nvidia Join Forces To Create Life On Mars VR Experience" Silicon UK 6:50 AM
  • "Is the Needle Ready to Move on Dell Technologies Inc. (:DVMT)?" FLBC News 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Surface Plus financing, support programs" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan" Seeking Alpha 9:38 AM
  • "Pre-orders open for Microsoft's new Surface Pen in dazzling range of colours" MSPoweruser 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Stops Offering 1TB Surface Book" Thurrott 6:32 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 to get eye-tracking functionality" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support" The Verge 4:50 PM
  • "Microsoft announces general availability of Dynamics 365 for Talent" MSPoweruser 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft and Taco Bell 'return to their roots' with Xbox One X partnership" Neowin 5:13 PM
  • "AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood" ExtremeTech 6:45 PM
  • "Dell EMC's Cameron Chehreh: FedRAMP to Continue to Evolve Into a 'More Accelerated Process'" ExecutiveBiz 6:47 AM
  • "Dell Veteran Sameer Garde Joins Cisco As President" CXO Today 6:47 AM
  • "Oracle and APITA extend their agreement to prepare next generation of IT professionals" The Economic Times 6:58 AM
  • "Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing" ExtremeTech 8:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Highlights from Apple's Q3 2017 investors call" iMore 8:34 PM
  • "Apple (AAPL) Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 7:38 PM
  • "Apple Q3 2017 Results: $45.4 Billion Revenue, 41 Million iPhones, 11.4 Million iPads Sold" MacStories 4:12 PM
  • "Apple's Q3 2017: 41M iPhones, 11.4M iPads, $45.4B revenue" iDownload Blog 4:12 PM
  • "Apple stock surges to all-time high as forecast hints at strong sales boost" Business Insider 4:12 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple's fiscal year Q3 2017 earnings call" 9to5Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's Q3 2017 Earnings and Conference Call -- Live Blog" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Apple quarter better than expected: Matrix's David Katz" CNBC Videos 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Tops Wall Street Earnings Expectations for June Quarter [Update] The Mac Observer 4:09 PM
  • "Apple's Q3 FY17 financial results" Six Colors 2:49 PM
  • "Apple's Q3: Investors 'Sit Back and Wait' on iPhone 8 Bombshell" Investopedia 2:48 PM
  • "Here Comes Apple's Big Earnings Report -- You Ready for Action? Apple's guidance better deliver, or else." TheStreet 2:48 PM
  • "Today Apple will reveal its confidence in this year's iPhone launch timing: Join us for live Apple earnings coverage at 4:30pm ET, 1:30pm PT." Recode 6:58 AM
  • "Apple earnings preview: All eyes on iPhone 8" CNNMoney 10:25 AM
  • "Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected from 'iPhone 8' launch guidance, not actual results" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Report Second-Best June Quarter Ever Today as Investors Look Ahead to iPhone 8" MacRumors 10:25 AM
  • "What to Watch for in Apple's Earnings" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's stock edges higher ahead of results; analysts have cut estimates but raised price targets" MarketWatch 6:59 AM
  • "What to Watch for in Apple Results After the Bell" Bloomberg Video 6:59 AM
  • "How one trader plans to triple his money in Apple" CNBC 6:59 AM
  • "Don't Expect Fireworks From Today's Apple Inc. Earnings" InvestorPlace 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 Bans Snap-Like IPOs: The move is likely the final nail in the coffin of anyone thinking of launching an IPO following in Snap's footsteps with only non-voting shares." TheStreet 7:52 PM
  • "Top 5 performing Dow stocks under Trump" FOXBusiness 7:52 PM
  • "Taiwan Stock Market May Test Resistance At 10,500" Nasdaq 7:53 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Make Run at 22000: Gains in bank shares, strong earnings reports lift stock indexes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 PM
  • "China's manufacturing PMIs give conflicting signs" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks rise on wave of earnings, GDP growth" MarketWatch 7:27 AM

 
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