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Friday Highlights: Nikkei reporting Apple is meeting with execs from Foxconn to discuss facial recognition issues with iPhone X production; Apple facing lawsuit from Japanese company claiming "Animoji" is not Apple's trademark; Eltima Software warns that two software downloads, Elmedia Player and Folx, were infected with Proton RAT on their servers from hackers, current versions safe to download; PC Magazine reviews PureVPN for Mac and iOS; Apple under fire from US Senators over removal of Chinese privacy apps; Samsung will open rival retail store in London to compete with Apple; KGI says Apple to only have 3 million iPhone X units available, missing demand; Robert Castellano's article at Seeking Alpha argues Apple "needs to stop trying to upstage Samsung".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Chinese App Developers File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple: Complaint accuses Apple of monopolistic behavior by removing apps from App Store without detailed explanation" ["The complaint accuses Apple of engaging in monopolistic behavior by removing apps from the App Store without detailed explanation and charging excessive fees for in-app purchases. The complaint also alleges Apple doesn't give details on why apps are removed and puts local developers at a disadvantage by not responding to queries in Chinese."]  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Developers file antitrust complaint against Apple in China" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's App Store in China, Long a Moneymaker, Faces Scrutiny" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Apple refuses to enable iPhone emergency settings that could save countless lives"  The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Emergency services organizations call for Apple to implement life-saving location feature" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "The iPod's successor is the Apple Watch" Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "Qualcomm Patent Violation by Apple to be Investigated by ITC" Zacks 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Qualcomm: Everyone Wins? Why both companies might want to settle without a long court battle." Barron's 8:32 AM
  • "Why Apple Aims to Reduce Its Label Distribution" Market Realist 11:38 AM
OS X
News
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Private Internet Access VPN Review: The Complete Package" iPhone Hacks 7:14 PM
  • "How to Print a Safari Webpage Without Ads on Your Mac" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "How to remove Depth Effect from Portrait Mode photos in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra" iMore 3:57 PM
  • "macOS Server: The Ultimate Guide" iMore 7:40 AM
  • "Customizing the Menubar Clock" MacMost 9:39 AM
  • "Fun With Photos In macOS High Sierra" Mac 360 9:17 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "The best Google Chrome extensions of 2017" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Vivaldi adds advanced accessibility features and gets a fresh new icon: The Vivaldi browser releases version 1.11 with improved accessibility and a brand-new application icon." Vivaldi 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "These 2004 Apple 'rules for success' show why the company was so successful"  Short List 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's iPads and Laptops are 'Most Reliable', says Consumer Reports" Apple Must 9:50 AM
  • "Green Dot CEO sets out how Apple Pay Cash will work" NFC World 8:02 AM
  • "Huawei likely to outpace Apple to become 2nd largest smartphone vendor in 3Q17" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "Apple May Briefly Drop to World's Third Largest Smartphone Maker For First Time Since 2011" MacRumors 10:35 AM
  • "Apple falls to third place in Q2 2017 wearable band market, but smartwatches to receive a boost in the second half" Canalys 11:58 AM
  • "Apple falls behind Xiaomi and Fitbit in wearable shipments ahead of LTE Apple Watch launch" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Apple ID Website Receives 4/5 'Good' Score in Dashlane's 2017 Password Power Rankings" MacRumors 12:46 PM
  • "Good Sex: A Fifth of American Women Are Turning to Apps to Learn More About Getting Intimate" Newsweek 8:47 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley is working on a startup that he thinks could become bigger than Apple" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Remember the notorious 'I Am Rich' app?" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC seemingly forgot about a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon" Ars Technica 11:37 AM
  • "China's VPN developers face crackdown" BBC 9:32 AM
  • "FCC wants mobile data to count as broadband internet: The idea would further cut off poor and rural areas from decent internet, say critics." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Heal thyself: Skin-zapping chip aims to reprogram cells for tissue repair/With an electrical pulse, skin cells form blood vessels and neurons in early animal work." Ars Technica 7:47 AM
  • "Google cancels company-wide meeting to discuss sexist manifesto over safety concerns" Mashable 9:32 PM
  • "Fired Google engineer: memo based on 'scientific evidence'" Axios 9:31 AM
  • "Fired author of controversial Google memo breaks his silence" CBS News 7:41 AM
  • "Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI" Wired 7:41 AM
  • "How Your Phone Number Became the Only Username That Matters" Wired 7:40 AM
  • "Fire and fury in Korea: Samsung burns Note 7 owners in lawsuit" The Register 7:35 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 132 | LTE coming to Apple Watch, copper gold iPhone 8 and latest iOS 11 beta changes" 9to5Mac 8:16 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod Firmware, App Subscriptions -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-10" The Mac Observer 2:02 PM
  • "Apple's ARKit needs a CMS to reach its potential: I spoke with a developer of CMS systems for AR to find out why ARKit developers will need to find one." Computerworld 7:16 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's OLED iPhone launch to be delayed to Nov."  The Investor 11:33 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November, according to South Korean supply chain sources" AppleInsider 11:34 AM
  • "Code suggests 'iPhone 8' virtual home button area resizable, can be hidden" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Virtual Home Button Can Likely Resize and Hide Completely As Needed" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "The new iPhone could have a resizable home button and face recognition for payments" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Massive iPhone leak explains how one of the iPhone 8's most important features works" BGR 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Accidentally 'Confirms' iPhone 8 Is Massive" Forbes 8:16 PM
  • "HomePod Firmware Shows Resizable iPhone 8 Home Button, More" The Mac Observer 10:20 AM
  • "iPhone 8's Face ID will support Apple Pay, third-party apps" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
  • "New high-res video shows off 'copper gold' iPhone 8 from all angles" Mashable 9:31 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' May Mute Notification Sounds While a User is Viewing the Screen" MacTrast 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone 8 leak in bronze and black, iPhone 7 Plus makes a cameo" SlashGear 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 8 renders offer a gorgeous take on how Apple could market the upcoming device" 9to5Mac 9:32 PM
  • "Apple AirPlay 2 Lands Inside iOS 11 – Everything You Need To Know" Know Your Mobile 8:03 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents a Virtual Acoustic Stereo System that Could Apply to a Home Theater, TV, Gaming System & Beyond" Patently Apple 7:48 AM
  • "Apple files for a patent involving a 'virtual acoustic system' for a variety of devices" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:57 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro Aims for the Sweet Spot" TidBITS 3:57 PM
  • "Hands-On With an iPhone 8 Dummy Model" MacRumors 2:06 PM
  • "Gnarbox turns your phone into a 4K video editing studio" Engadget 3:22 PM
  • "Hands on: Screen sharing tool Screens 4 for macOS and iOS gains Touch Bar support, improved file transfer" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: How to use Apple's native Screen Recording feature in iOS 11" AppleInsider 8:16 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: Apple's Portrait Mode in iPhone 7 Plus exits beta, allows effect to be turned off after the fact" AppleInsider 2:06 PM
  • "Wicked Brainstorm lets you brainstorm up a storm in iOS Message" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 with PhÅ“nix (and how to move from version 1 to later versions)" iDownload Blog 3:57 PM
  • "Here's How iOS 9.3.5 Phoenix Jailbreak Works" Redmond Pie 3:22 PM
  • "How to pin notes, and use stationery in iOS 11 Notes app" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "How to Stop News Alerts on iPad & iPhone Showing on Lock Screen" OS X Daily 2:14 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to remove Portrait Mode effect after photo was taken" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "How To Make A Linux Powered Steam Console With SteamOS" AddictiveTips 10:56 AM
  • "How to craft a voice user interface that won't leave you frustrated: Design principles for creating a truly conversational UI." O'Reilly 7:47 AM
Tips
  • "Wait at least a month if you want to buy a new iPhone right now" Business Insider 11:37 AM
  • "Tips for photographing the total solar eclipse" The Verge 9:31 AM
  • "With Apple discontinuing iPods, what are the alternatives? Marigold has a broken iPod and would like to hear about alternative MP3 players, mainly for listening to podcasts and Audible audio books" The Guardian 8:03 AM
  • "A-ha! A track that ameliorates an Apple Music annoyance/Apple Music aficionados are already acquainted with an aggravating attribute of the app: when you plug your iPhone into your car, it automatically plays the first song in alphabetical order from your library." TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "Google Maps: 5 expert tips you should be using/Don't take Google's trusty Maps app for granted. It gets even better once you dig into its settings and start customizing it." PCWorld 7:41 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's AR, Not VR, Is the Next Big Thing," Apple Gazette 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Pay: The Synchronicity is Coming" Apple Must 2:02 PM
  • "Apple's AI Chip" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:37 AM
  • "Apple's Problem With The Masses" Mac 360 9:17 AM
  • "Hey Tim Cook, here are 17 Fortune 100 companies that DO offer on-site daycare" Apple 3.0 8:47 AM
  • "Let's talk about the iPhone 8 'notch'" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Carpool Karaoke reviews highlight what's wrong with Apple's original shows" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
  • "No Apple rumor left behind: All must be derided" Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: Android vs iOS – for mobile security, which one's better? Apple's iOS has long been seen as a more secure mobile operating system than Android. Here's how to evaluate each side's claims about mobile security." Computerworld 7:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Disney's Streaming Service Shows Networks are Tired of Sharing with Netflix" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Post Revoking Recommendations for Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets" Daring Fireball 2:06 PM
  • "The Risks of Facebook's Video Pivot" Tech.pinions 9:40 AM
  • "I hope this isn't Fitbit's new smartwatch" The Verge 9:31 AM
  • "Is it wrong to let my child play on my smartphone?" The Guardian 8:04 AM
  • "Why Everyone Is Hating on Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It" Gizmodo 7:56 AM
  • "Acer Chromebook 11 C771 – Durable Education Companion" DailyTech 7:44 AM
  • "Google's CEO Must Answer These Questions About That Memo" Wired 2:16 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Garden Growing Board Game 'Cottage Garden' Coming to Mobile" Touch Arcade 3:22 PM
  • "New content blocker Unobstruct declares war on 'dickbars'" Cult of Mac 2:14 PM
  • "Popular iOS and Mac writing app Ulysses goes subscription-only, offers lifetime discount to existing users" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "Ulysses Announces Move to Subscription Pricing" MacStories 12:44 PM
  • "'Titanfall: Assault' real-time strategy title lands on iPhone, Sega Forever drive expands with 'Ristar'" AppleInsider 11:34 AM
  • "'Danmaku Unlimited 3' Is Now Available on iOS with a Launch Discount" Touch Arcade 10:56 AM
  • "Oh Baby, These Pregnancy Apps Are Essential for Moms-To-Be" AppAdvice 9:32 AM
  • "Nerfs Coming Tomorrow in 'Clash Royale'" Touch Arcade 9:31 AM
  • "Possibility of 4TB SSDs in future MacBook Pro machines via latest Samsung chips" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "OneDrive for iOS gets major update with improved scanning and sharing" Canadian Reviewer 8:31 AM
  • "IKEA Adds HomeKit Support to TRADFRI Smart Lighting" iClarified 10:56 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit added to Ikea Tradfri smart bulb line with firmware update" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "You'll never have to plug in your iPhone again thanks to Mophie's latest accessory" BGR 7:46 AM
  • "Best soundbars of 2017" TechHive 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup: 25 per cent of users will notice borkage within two years" The Inquirer 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports" Reuters 12:36 PM
  • "Consumer Reports No Longer 'Recommends' Microsoft Surface" InvestorPlace 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's next productivity moves: Cortana in the conference room? Smart floors?" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Windows 10 AV Changes Afoot As Microsoft, Kaspersky Make Nice: Microsoft has, among other concessions, agreed to provide cybersecurity developers more time to prepare for Windows updates, and give them final Windows builds earlier." PC Magazine 12:36 PM
  • "Kaspersky and Microsoft reach truce over antivirus software: The US company will work with partners to mitigate compatibility issues." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft antitrust complaint thanks to Windows 10 tweaks: Everyone is happy again, for now." The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Kaspersky drops antitrust complaint after Microsoft promises to make changes to Windows 10" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Windows 10: Expect antivirus changes as Microsoft and Kaspersky bury hatchet" ZDNet 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft is Changing Windows 10 to Meet Kaspersky Demands" Thurrott 6:27 AM
  • "Kaspersky drops Microsoft antitrust complaint thanks to new Windows 10 changes" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel announce new enterprise blockchain technology" Seeking Alpha 12:36 PM
  • "Crunch Report Intel Is Building Its Own Cars" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "Intel prepares to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Intel is planning to test 100 'fully autonomous' self-driving cars: Chipmaker makes good on its £12.5bn Mobileye acqusition" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Intel has completed the acquisition of self-driving car tech company Mobileye" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Intel shows off new 'Ruler' SSD" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Intel to unveil the 8th Generation Intel Core processor family on August 21" MSPoweruser 6:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are out" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "AMD4U announced as AMD and Square Enix partner up to give customers free games" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "CRN Flashback: When Dell's direct model rattled the channel/How the channel reacted to the growth of direct pioneer Dell in the 90s, in a launch which turned box-shifting resellers into margin-seeking VARs" CRN UK 6:44 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise could regain top spot in Taiwan server market" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Asia drives global electronics industry's growth" EE Times Asia 6:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Goldman Sachs Tank the Dow on Thursday" 24/7 Wall St. 3:19 PM
  • "Jim Cramer Reveals Why Not to Buy Apple's Stock Right Now" TheStreet 10:35 AM
  • "What Apple Could Pay in Cutting Labels' Revenue Rate" Market Realist 2:15 PM
  • "An Easy-To-Use Cheat Sheet For Apple Suppliers" Benzinga 10:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq log worst session since May, close lower for 3rd straight day: North Korean tensions help to undercut investor optimism" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 at Session Lows, Dow Under 22,000 on North Korea Threat" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 falls 1.4 percent in biggest one-day drop since May" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Fall 205 Points as North Korea Tensions Persist: Lackluster earnings contribute to blue-chip index suffering its biggest one-day decline since May 17" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets continue to fall as geopolitical risks escalate" MarketWatch 6:51 AM
  • "European stocks fall as caution over geopolitical tensions lingers" MarketWatch 6:51 AM

 
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