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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
  • "Apple R&D spends almost $3 billion on self-driving and AR"  ReadWrite 8:48 AM
  • "Augmented reality on the iPhone isn't Apple's endgame, it's a means to an end"  phoneArena 8:52 AM
  • "Inside Apple's Coup Attempt on Google: Virgin Mobile USA joins Apple's carrier network"  Market Realist 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Close to Deal Protecting Ireland in EU Tax Fight" Bloomberg 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Aims to Narrow iPhone App Gap With Android" Fortune 8:53 AM
  • "Apple hit with antitrust complaint in China" Axios 11:31 AM
OS X
News
  • "Thirty Years After Launch, HyperCard Live on at The Internet Archive" 512 Pixels 8:48 AM
  • "The Internet Archive Brings Back HyperCard" MacStories 11:32 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Friday 5: Final Cut Pro X – My favorite media management features¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 9:29 PM
  • "How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn't): Apple's cloud-based storage, backup and syncing service is the glue that connects iOS and macOS and makes everything work seamlessly. For those times when problems arise, we have the answers on how to fix things." Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Your Mac Remembers Everything You Download. Here's How to Clear Download History." The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "How to Print in Black & White on Mac" OS X Daily 2:33 PM
  • "How to manage your iTunes account on Mac" iMore 1:34 PM
  • "Commander One is a useful Finder enhancer for 'power users" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Reminders" MacMost 7:56 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why Ulysses subscription pricing is good for the App Store [Opinion] Cult of Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Subscriptions: Another disruption in the Apple universe today, as the text editor Ulysses went from being a regular paid app to a subscription app/service."  Dr. Drang 8:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "Game-Streaming Platform Twitch Launches First Desktop App for Mac" MacRumors 8:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Hey Apple, Here's What Consumers Really Want From Their Smartphones: Battery life is spurring people to upgrade, but getting them to change networks is a tougher sell."  Barron's 8:59 AM
  • "iPhone vs the world: 2007-2017/How did the best phones of the past decade - that weren't made by Apple - stack up against the equivalent iPhone?" Stuff Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Hon Hai Profit Disappoints as Sales Sag Ahead of New iPhone" Bloomberg 8:47 AM
  • "Apple assembly partner Foxconn reports disappointing quarter ahead of 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "How Apple iPhone Updates Add Value to Mail" Nextgov 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Store in Madison, Wisconsin Moving to Hilldale Shopping Center Tomorrow" MacRumors 11:32 AM
  • "Ad mockups depict iPhone 8 in all its gorgeous glory" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Watch app tracks viewer heart rate spikes during 'Game of Thrones'" AppleInsider 2:07 PM
  • "Back to School: 6 Best Laptops and Tablets" Wired 8:16 AM
  • "Driver fined for handling two iPhones while travelling at 60mph: 'Whatever this driver had going on must have been super important,' tweeted Surrey Police." International Business Times 8:53 AM
  • "Will Smith and James Corden riff on water bottles in 'Carpool Karaoke' preview" Mashable 8:09 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is born, August 11, 1950" EDN Network 8:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "SoundCloud saved for the time being with new investment, new CEO and COO appointed" Neowin 9:28 PM
  • "Behind the Lens: Social media star puts Instagram's anti-troll technology to the test" CBS News 3:09 PM
  • "Amazon said to be exploring refrigeration-free prepared meal tech" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "You'll need your phone to get into Miami Heat home games" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "The former boss of MI5 has warned against weakening encryption" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Former Google X VP Megan Smith on biases in tech industry" CBS News 8:39 AM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks out in support of women in tech: 'You belong here and we need you'" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "China investigates internet giants over 'violence, rumours, porn': Content allegedly including 'violence, rumours, porn,' which China says threaten national security and social order, are reported to be circulating on Chinese versions of Google, Twitter and WhatsApp." CNET 8:00 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Briefing -The ZoomIt Screen Magnification Utility" MacVoices 3:50 PM
  • "Apple's Developer Problem in China, Hacking Computers with DNA -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-11" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Apple Watch, and HomeKit" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "What's next for Apple Watch? Catch the discussion on The CultCast!" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "The one iPhone 8 leak to rule them all" Mashable 8:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 May Invert Status Bar, Use Lock Button as Camera Shutter" iDrop News 2:31 PM
  • "A new video shows how the iPhone 8 might look like in copper gold" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Black Vs Silver Vs Copper Gold Colors Compared [Video] Redmond Pie 8:20 AM
  • "Stunning iPhone 8 marketing mockups look like something straight out of Jony Ive's kitchen" iDownload Blog 11:32 AM
  • "New mockups show 'double notch' concept, and how apps might look on the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 renders show off a more artsy take on Apple's next-gen smartphone" BGR 7:43 PM
  • "What Wireless Bands Will the New iPhone Support?" Tech.pinions 8:52 AM
  • "iPhone 8 owners will be able to silence notifications with a glance, leak reveals" Telegraph 8:48 AM
  • "Designers and developers are reimagining how apps might look on the home button-less iPhone 8" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "WSJ claims U.S. Foxconn plant will make iPhone displays; $3B tax subsidy under fresh attack" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best refurbished laptops deals for students heading to uni, including the Apple Macbook Pro for £379" Mirror Online UK 8:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express dock solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives" AppleInsider 6:20 PM
  • "Review: Bragi Dash Pro is a costly standout amongst wireless earphones" 9to5Mac 7:48 PM
  • "First look: Acton Blink S, a lightweight iPhone-connected electric skateboard" AppleInsider 11:32 AM
  • "Hands-on with Mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL for MacBook" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Check out this Cool AR Portal World Demo Video for iOS 11" The Mac Observer 5:43 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: AirPods controls expand with separate left/right earpiece taps, skip track ability" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "Master the space-time continuum in Causality, a unique puzzle game for iPhone: These tricky time-manipulation puzzles are as addictive as they are challenging." Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "'noded' Review - An Attractive Minimalist Puzzler That's Sometimes Tough to Figure Out" Touch Arcade 3:09 PM
  • "'Swim Out' Review - A Relaxing Poolside Puzzler" Touch Arcade 1:34 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to quickly rearrange your home screen in iOS 11" CNET 3:09 PM
  • "How to use your Apple Watch with multiple iPhones" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "iOS for Beginner's: How to Share Photos From Your iPhone or iPad" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "How To Remove In iOS 11 Portrait Mode Depth Effect After Photo Has Been Taken" Redmond Pie 8:20 AM
Tips
  • "Using IFTTT to Help you Remember Important Text Messages" The Mac Observer 4:00 PM
  • "How to Solve that Annoying USB iPhone Car Audio System for FREE" Apple Must 2:05 PM
  • "Next Time You Have a Wet iPhone (or Other Device)..." The Mac Observer 11:27 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone speaker louder" The Loop 8:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Here's some of the ways Apple could fix the iPhone 8's design problem" BGR 9:22 PM
  • "Why Smart Retailers are Rushing to ARKit" Apple Must 10:54 AM
  • "iPhone Color Doesn't Matter Anymore" Mac 360 9:44 AM
  • "Comment: Is it just me, or would the iPhone 8 look terrible with a white notch?" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "How Much Does Apple's CEO Ranking Really Matter?" Market Realist 8:59 AM
  • "iPhone 8: As Apple gears up to release new handsets, mystery remains over what they will actually be called" The Independent 8:53 AM
  • "Is The Future Bright For Amazon Alexa And Is Apple HomePod A Threat?" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Cassandra -Potential Medical Home Testing Using Smartphones: Research Advances" eXtensions 7:51 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Did no-one at OnePlus look at this advert before publishing?" BGR 8:39 PM
  • "Comment: Motorola might have won me back with the Moto X4" 9to5Google 11:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 on MacBook Air clone? Latest Chuwi budget laptop is Apple lookalike: After its ersatz Surface Pro 4, Chuwi has now come up with a MacBook Air-alike running Windows 10." ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "How to use emotion AI for all the right reasons" ReadWrite 8:48 AM
  • "How Google unwittingly created a men's rights martyr"  BGR 9:35 AM
  • "That Fired Google Engineer Was Totally Wrong That 'De-emphasizing Empathy' Leads To Better Thinking" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Consumer Reports Just Slammed Microsoft's Surface Laptops, but Maybe they Shouldn't" The Mac Observer 9:42 AM
  • "I've reviewed every Microsoft Surface for two years — here's why I'm not worried by the Consumer Reports downgrade" Business Insider 8:15 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "What people did to waste time before the Internet existed..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Accepting Red Cross Donations to Aid British Columbia Wildfire Relief Efforts" MacRumors 3:56 PM
  • "'Burgle Bros' Snuck its Way Into the App Store Today and is Out Now" Touch Arcade 2:33 PM
  • "Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts" AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "Workflows, image details and user-generated panoramas in Streets 3.5" FutureTap 11:59 AM
  • "Welcome to Macintosh Season 3 Announced" MacStories 11:32 AM
  • "Classic Sega platformer Ristar is reborn on iOS" Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Streets Adds User-Generated Panoramas and Extends Its URL Scheme" MacStories 9:02 AM
  • "Overcast No Longer Supports Offline Podcasts on Apple Watch" AppAdvice 9:02 AM
  • "Google adds phishing protection to Gmail for iOS" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Gmail iOS app will now warn you about phishing attempts" 9to5Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Animated Sticker Packs for iOS iMessage" AppAdvice 8:52 AM
  • "Colorful Puzzler 'Colorcube' is Apple's Free App of the Week" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "This teen's iOS app uses machine learning to deliver the dankest memes to your iPhone" The Next Web 8:48 AM
  • "Swim Out introduced for iOS/Android - Put your thinking Swim Cap on" prMac 8:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft hits back at Consumer Reports' claims its Surface range is not up to standard" Alphr 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft responds to Consumer Reports' Surface issues" PC Retail 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Mounts Its Defense of Surface Reliability" Thurrott 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Disagrees With Consumer Reports' Findings" UberGizmo 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft vs Consumer Reports: A closer look at Microsoft's Surface defence" MSPoweruser 9:41 AM
  • "Our Surface computers don't break after a couple of years, insists Microsoft" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't really that bad" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft officially outs Windows 10 Pro for Workstations" The Inquirer 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India" CNBC 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption" The Star: Malaysia 9:35 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Joy as Microsoft Relents on Third-Party AV" Info Security 9:40 AM
  • "Kaspersky and Microsoft Kiss and Make Up in Antitrust Dispute" Bleeping Computer 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft appeases Kaspersky with upcoming antivirus changes" gHacks 9:35 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations to arrive with Creators Update" IT PRO 9:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: If You Wanna Play, You Gotta Pay" Thurrott 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro" BetaNews 8:56 AM
  • "Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update" The Register 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Coco Framework Promises Speedy Blockchain Service" Silicon UK 9:45 AM
  • "HSBC uses IBM to automate the processing of 100 million document pages" ComputerWeekly 9:28 AM
  • "Certus establishes new business with IBM" CRN 9:28 AM
  • "SpaceX and HP Enterprise to send supercomputer to ISS next week" The Next Web 9:27 AM
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Computers in space are about to take a giant leap forward" Mashable 9:27 AM
  • "Report: HP is experimenting 'intensively' with Android for HP Elite X3 successor" MSPoweruser 9:26 AM
  • "After recent cut, HP raises price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship by 23% in the UK" Neowin 9:26 AM
  • "HP promises to 'future-proof resellers' with initiative" CRN UK 9:26 AM
  • "Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX's next rocket" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "HPE, NASA to Send New Supercomputer Aboard SpaceX" eWeek 7:17 PM
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 7:17 PM
  • "The Golden Age of Dell Computers" PC Magazine 9:23 AM
  • "Educator, manufacturer and instigator: How Dell sees its role in the future of VR" IT PRO 9:23 AM
  • "StarCraft. Intel's 100 robo-rides. Nvidia's license to print money. Your Friday AI roundup" The Register 9:19 AM
  • "Intel to discontinue Atom processor used by Microsoft's HoloLens in October" OnMSFT 9:20 AM
  • "AMD or Intel: Which is the right desktop processor for you?" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "Nvidia Welcomes Back AMD at Threadripper Launch" SegmentNext 9:17 AM
  • "AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors are now available for order" MSPoweruser 9:17 AM
  • "Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs" PCWorld 9:16 AM
  • "G.Skill Releases Beefy Memory Kits Optimized For AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Platform" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "AMD's Navi 7nm GPU Architecture To Reportedly Feature Dedicated AI Circuitry" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Pro 17.8 Beta" Softpedia 9:15 AM
  • "G.Skill Flare X series DDR4 RAM kits designed for AMD platforms" Hexus 9:15 AM
  • "AMD Reportedly Pushes RX Vega 56 Embargo Forward" ShacckNews 9:14 AM
  • "What are Radeon Packs for AMD's RX Vega graphics cards?" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 motherboards compared: Specs, prices, and features" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "What's your point, caller? Oracle fiddles with major database release cycle numbers" The Register 9:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Cisco Are Holding Almost $500 Billion Overseas" TheStreet 2:33 PM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks recover from North Korea shock but post weekly loss: Snap, Nvidia shares drop after results" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Make Comeback, but Haven't Fully Recovered From North Korea Selloff" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Wall St rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Decline: U.S. stocks rose Friday but still notched their biggest weekly loss in months, as investors were shaken by disappointing earnings results and an escalation of threats between the U.S. and North Korea." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks extend selloff in face of North Korean crisis: Asian stocks dropped Friday as investors continued to pare their riskier positions following strong year-to-date gains and the rise in geopolitical tensions this week." MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "European stocks face worst week in 9 months on U.S.-North Korea tensions: European stocks were shoved lower Friday, heading for their worst weekly loss in nine months, as the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea prompted investors to back away from assets perceived as risky." MarketWatch 7:28 AM

 
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