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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
  • "iPhone Sales Pass 1.2B, Apple Watch Sales Up 50 Percent: Apple beat Wall Street's Q3 2017 revenue forecasts and analyst share price expectations. It looks like the tri-buy of iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods made it happen."  PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook talks Q3 2017 financial results: 7 highlights" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Optimism Puts Cook on Path to Hit Top Pay Target" Bloomberg 3:12 PM
  • "Apple has sold 1.2 billion iPhones since launching the device a decade ago" Quartz 8:18 AM
  • "Good News for Apple: China Still Wants Pricey Phones/While China's overall smartphone market is flat, the higher-priced market is still growing"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's China revenues fall 10% as analyst claims iPhone has 'gone out of fashion'"  CNBC 8:07 AM
  • "What Apple's earnings tell us about the iPhone 8: A breakdown of the hints Apple left for the next iPhone and other notable comments from CEO Tim Cook."  CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Apple explains why its Services business is booming" VentureBeat 11:55 AM
  • "Here's What Wall Street Is Saying About Apple's Earnings" Bloomberg 8:09 AM
  • "A Super-Expensive iPhone Is Good News, Even If You Can't Afford It"  Wired 7:45 AM
  • "All Apple had to do to sell iPads was make them cheaper: It turns out Apple's customers just wanted was a plain old iPad for not a lot of cash." Engadget 11:55 AM
  • "How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users' Heads—Literally" Wired 7:44 AM
  • "Why Apple is Experiencing Another Growth Spurt" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 PM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "The case of the iMac screen that mysteriously blacks out" Macworld 8:16 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Print a Web Page Without Ads from Mac OS" OS X Daily 3:13 PM
  • "How To Temporarily Disable Sleep On macOS" AddictiveTips 3:12 PM
  • "How to enable cookies in Safari in macOS High Sierra" iMore 3:13 PM
  • "Sizing Finder Columns" MacMost 10:22 AM
  • "How to customize and customize items in macOS Sierra Finder windows" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Spark for macOS Adds Improved Email Search" MacStories 9:50 AM
  • "SuperTab 3.0 for Mac released - Major Update to Powerful App Switcher" prMac 9:27 AM
  • "Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to commemorate 10th anniversary of title" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Firefox's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files from any browser" ZDNet 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Cook Suggests Apple Will Invest In, Not Build New US Plants: 'I think there are probably several plants that can benefit from having some investment to grow or expand...in the US,' Tim Cook said during an earnings call." PC Magazine 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook dances around question over what he promised Trump, if anything" SiliconBeat 1:10 PM
  • "Requiem for the iPod Shuffle"  Wired 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung Sells Twice as Many Phones as Apple in Q2" 24/7 Wall St. 7:34 AM
  • "Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Apple chief on Chinese VPN app ban: We always toe the line with other nations' laws" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Feds Want To Search Apple Watch -- The First Jailbreak Shows What's Possible" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Influential Apple blogger 'Boy Genius' says the iPhone 8 mockup he got is '99% the phone'" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "How Apps Can Use Data To Enhance The User Experience" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft accidentally reveals its own iPad Touch Cover"  The Verge 9:50 AM
  • "Leader of Microsoft Mixer streaming service wants Apple to enable live screen broadcasts in iOS 11" GeekWire 9:50 AM
  • "IPhone glitter cases recalled over reports of burns" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Victoria's Secret sold glittery iPhone cases that can cause chemical burns" The Verge 9:51 AM
  • "Accessory producer MixBin recalls glitter-filled iPhone cases over chemical burn risk" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Video: Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke' broadcasts August 8" Apple Must 10:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Fitbit says it plans to unveil 'the best health and fitness' smartwatch later this year" 9to5Mac 7:38 PM
  • "Amazon Echo vulnerability allows hackers to eavesdrop with always-on microphone" AppleInsider 7:37 PM
  • "HBO data breach included thousands of internal documents: It's always more than you think..." Engadget 4:04 PM
  • "Government Crackdown of Amazon Is Coming, Netflix Board Member Says" TheStreet 3:13 PM
  • "Comcast can't evade lawsuit over Broadcast TV and Sports fees: Comcast claims it can tack on Broadcast and Sports fees after order is submitted." Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "Unlimited Data Plans Blamed for Slower AT&T, Verizon Speeds" PC Magazine 9:51 AM
  • "The return of the long-lasting DDoS attack and the rise of RDoS" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "China chatbot goes rogue: 'Do you love the Communist party?' 'No'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon Echo turned into covert microphone" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "A Solution to Hackers? More Hackers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Hampshire inventor puts microchip in hand to unlock car" [Video Report] BBC 8:15 AM
  • "In the red corner: Malware-breeding AI. And in the blue corner: The AI trying to stop it/Behind the scenes of infosec's cat-and-mouse game" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Tacking Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley" Wired 7:45 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AAPL Conference Call Quirks and Can Apple Be the Microsoft of Cars? -ACM 422" The Mac Observer 5:25 PM
  • "Sal Soghoian On Automation and the CMD-D Conference" MacVoices 3:07 PM
  • "AAPL Q3 Earnings Report, iPad Sales Bump -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-02" The Mac Observer 12:09 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 16 – Evolving the iMessage App Store" MacStories 9:51 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 164: Slow as molasses" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "HomePod Firmware Details iPhone 'SmartCamera' Feature for Autodetecting Pets, Babies, and Scenes" MacRumors 1:46 PM
  • "iPhone 8 leaks continue: Smartcam could be a killer app on iOS 11" BGR 1:45 PM
  • "'iPhone 8' SmartCam may adjust lighting, focus based on AI recognition of object being photographed" AppleInsider 3:13 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 SmartCamera With Real-Time AI Scene Detection Revealed In Firmware Leak" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "Apple developed new BLE Audio streaming tech for users with cochlear implants" AppleInsider 7:45 PM
  • "Apple TV Remote app target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit" AppleInsider 8:51 PM
  • "Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market" AppleInsider 9:28 AM
  • "Updated: Apple won't have a yoga workout mode for WatchOS 4" TechCrunch 3:31 PM
  • "Yoga & water polo among new activities coming to Apple Watch, latest code leak suggests" AppleInsider 3:31 PM
  • "Apple TV and tvOS: Everything you need to know about Apple's digital media streamer" Macworld 8:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:38 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "I switched from iPhone 7 to Google's Pixel XL, and I have some feelings about it" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Tacoma review: The makers of Gone Home unspool a mesmerizing science fiction story" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Canvas laptop bag goes from biz to beach without skipping a beat [Review] Cult of Mac 11:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Avatar of the Wolf' Review - It's Discord and Rhyme" Touch Arcade 12:35 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Download Hotspot Shield++ IPA Of VPN App On iOS 10 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 9:51 AM
  • "How to Enhance Productivity in iOS 11 for iPad" Envato Tuts+ 9:50 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is Doing Terribly in Education. Doing Well. Which?" The Mac Observer 7:24 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple might be a money maker, but it's behind the curve on almost all of its products"  MarketWatch 1:18 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Is No Steve Jobs -- And That's Fine: Tim Cook has always carried the burden of being compared with Steve Jobs. Isn't it about time we gave Jobs' successor his due?"  TheStreet 1:10 PM
  • "Is the MacBook Air The Last Classic Apple Notebook? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:06 PM
  • "Apple's $261B cash pile: How will CEO Tim Cook spend it? [Video] Fox Business Videos 11:05 AM
  • "Why the iPad is making a comeback" Apple 3.0 9:50 AM
  • "By targeting the mid-market, Apple has struck gold with the $329 iPad" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 drives sales slump in an expanding market" Apple Must 12:33 PM
  • "Comment: Apple's guidance suggests iPhone 8 will go on sale in September, with constrained supply" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Why are analysts deaf to Apple's enterprise growth story?"  Computerworld 9:05 AM
  • "'Goodbye, iPhone; Android Is Good Enough'" Mac 360 8:36 AM
  • "Everything we know about the new iPhone that Apple will announce in September" [Video] Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Cook: Apple has 'a large project going' in terms of autonomous systems" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Rev's Forum: Is Apple a Market Leader or Just a Big Index Component?" TheStreet 8:07 AM
  • "Can Apple sustain its performance?" CNBC Videos 8:06 AM
  • "It turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all"  ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (16): Steam Railways -Putting Technology in Context; Plus Apple Q3 2017 results" eXtensions 7:33 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Benefits of HDR 10 and Dell HDR Monitors Explained" DABCC 3:17 PM
  • "Opinion: Motorola's cluttered lineup marks a disappointing shift for a once consumer-friendly brand" 9to5Google 3:13 PM
  • "Review: The Moto E4 Plus is Motorola's new battery champ [Video] 9to5Google 10:48 AM
  • "One giant reason why tech bubble talk may simply be overblown" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Rock Talks about Siri in the Kitchen, Selfies, and Reminders in 3 New Apple Videos" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Goblins Have Invaded 'Pathfinder Adventures' In 'Rise of the Goblins' Campaign" Touch Arcade 4:04 PM
  • "Goofy AirPod pockets are the latest ridiculous fashion statement" Engadget 3:30 PM
  • "Vinpok launches Bolt-S MagSafe-style charging cable that supports the 2016 MacBook Pro" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "Uber's Bozoma Saint John will be onstage at next month's Code Commerce" Recode 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Pay is coming to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UAE and more banks" TechCrunch 1:10 PM
  • "Best apps for streaming NFL on Apple devices" Cult of Mac 12:35 PM
  • "Lyft is matching Apple Pay donations from riders to charity programs this month" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to judge global tech talent awards" Computerworld 10:17 AM
  • "'Swim Out', a Turn-Based Puzzle Game With a Refreshing Aquatic Theme, Is Diving Onto the App Store August 10th" Touch Arcade 9:51 AM
  • "Google Earth's Voyager feature come to iOS" CNET 9:27 AM
  • "The redesigned Google Earth app arrives on iOS" TechCrunch 9:27 AM
  • "The Skype iOS app now allows you to send money thanks to PayPal partnership" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "RED starts selling its 'budget' $15,000 camera with Apple" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Pay to launch in UAE, Denmark, Finland & Sweden later this year" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "Plex brings its Live TV streaming service to Apple TV and Android, adds time-shifting" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Satechi's R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand gets even sturdier" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP debuts virtual reality workstation that you wear on your back" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "HP's new Nvidia-powered backpack VR PC is designed for work, not play" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "HP claims it's 'reinvented retail' with new ElitePOS, with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake CPUs" Neowin 3:18 PM
  • "HP's virtual reality simulator will 'build' a colony on Mars" FOXNews 3:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Stores are a Big Missed Opportunity" Tech.pinions 9:50 AM
  • "Dozens of bug fixes for Windows 10 Creators Update, build 15063.502" Computerworld 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 16257 Arrives with Eye Control, Edge UI Updates and More" Thurrott 9:04 PM
  • "Windows 10 S: First sub-$300 notebooks out now, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 for PCs build 16257 is now available in the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 7:57 PM
  • "Microsoft is updating the Windows Console colors for the first time in 20 years" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "IBM and Sony breakthrough on tape storage density could lower cold storage costs again" GeekWire 11:06 AM
  • "Sputtering bit-blasters! IBM's just claimed densest tape ever record" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "IBM adds Optane to its cloud, only as storage and without GPUs" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "IBM Teases 330TB of Data in Palm-Sized Cartridge" PC Magazine 10:48 AM
  • "Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs Not Compatible With Z270 Motherboards Says ASRock" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 leaked benchmarks: GTX 1070 killer" TweakTown 3:19 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 comes in September" Fudzilla 3:20 PM
  • "Artificial Intelligence at Salesforce: An Inside Look" Wired 7:45 AM
  • "Michael Dell's Race Against Big Tech Powerhouses" Fortune 3:17 PM
  • "Dell EMC's Cameron Chehreh: Cloud Key for Agencies to Manage IoT" GovConWire 3:16 PM
  • "Bradesco taps Dell EMC for its digital bank" BNAmericas 3:17 PM
  • "With updated Cloud Applications, Oracle targets a broader customer base" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Suncorp posts AU$394m profit as it pauses Oracle banking platform migration" ZDNet 8:51 PM
  • "Cisco Chairman John Chambers says India to be among top 3 economic powers in 10 years" Financial Express 3:17 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Opened at Record of Nearly $160 Per Share With $830 Billion Valuation" MacRumors 10:23 AM
  • "Apple just added a Ford. Stock up $48 billion in a single day: Apple adds more value in a single day than the worth of nearly 400 individual S&P 500 companies." CNBC 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Will Be Worth $2 Trillion and Billionaire Warren Buffett Will Be Smiling" RealMoney 8:07 AM
  • "Watch: Apple beats Street estimates with strong Q3" AppleInsider 4:04 PM
  • "The Key Trends From Apple's Q3 Earnings" Forbes 1:18 PM
  • "For Apple Investors, All Eyes Are On The Next iPhone" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Is a Secret Undervalued Bank, and Billionaire Warren Buffett Will Be Laughing All the Way" TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's Resilient iPhone Demand Boosts Revenue Forecast" Bloomberg Video 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s iPad Biz Delivers Double-Digit Unit Growth" The Motley Fool 8:10 AM
  • "Apple gains could power Dow past 22,000" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "It's not just AAPL stock that's up – its suppliers are also reaping the benefits" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Asian tech shares boosted by Apple's robust earnings" Reuters 8:01 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends above 22,000 milestone with help from Apple: Broader market struggles; telecom shares suffer" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Beneath Dow 22,000 and Apple Euphoria Lurks Turmoil, Jim Cramer Reveals: What you need to know about the red-hot stock market right now." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "After tease, Dow again takes aim at 22,000" USA Today 8:03 AM
  • "Dow cracks 22,000, Apple hits record high" Reuters 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close Above 22000 for First Time: Major indexes pressured by drop in other technology company stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Asian markets get boost from Apple's strong earnings: Apple suppliers listed in Taiwan, Hong Kong post gains" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as oil and bank shares are dragged down: Apple shares rise in Frankfurt after earnings beat" MarketWatch 8:02 AM

 
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