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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces award of $390 million to Finisar which "will create 500 high-skill jobs at Sherman, Texas facility"—more reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Wired article notes concern from security researchers that Apple's security flaws may hide deeper issues; Financial Times thinks "data and music expertise" behind Apple's plans for Shazam?; ever notice ads with stuff you've been shopping for pop up on sites you visit? Jonny Evans says these can spoil Christmas surprises, so what to do?; iPhone X adoption surpasses iPhone 8 models, and in Google's top searches of 2017, iPhone 8 was #2, iPhone X #3; Republican lawmaker calls on "FCC to delay net neutrality repeal vote" and "wait for Congress to create net neutrality law"; Thursday is drop-day for iMac Pro!; Digital Photography Review posts shoot-out between iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2; AppleInsider tip explains accurate pace, calorie measurment setup on Apple Watch; Ben Dickson at PC Magazine says Face ID just not accurate enough for him to stick with iPhone X for now.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Exclusive: Apple's Tim Cook On The Future Of Fashion & Shopping/From completely altering the shopping experience and process, to democratising the catwalk, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens up about the future of fashion and the important role (and potential) augmented reality will play."  Vogue UK 11:06 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on iPhones, augmented reality, and how he plans to change your world: In a wide-ranging interview, the CEO of the biggest tech company in the world explains how AR will change our lives, and why he thinks the world is actually getting better"  The Independent 8:18 AM
  • "This is what Apple's Tim Cook is saying about AR" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR" BBC 6:00 PM
  • "Tim Cook is optimistic about social progress" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Hey Siri, Google Assistant is winning the AI game and it's not even close: Google's new toys make the gap even wider."  Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhones: Bad for Big-Box Retailers/Apple's new product lineup is affecting each category."  Barron's 11:50 AM
  • "Supreme Court wants Trump administration's view on Apple App Store case: Apple sells 'software distribution services to developers' who lease App Store space." Ars Technica 12:07 PM
  • "Apple's VP of diversity says '12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room' can be a diverse group" Business Insider 3:11 PM
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft Fully Drops Support for Office for Mac 2011" MacRumors 1:32 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Gaming Comes to macOS with GeForce Now, for Free" Apple Gazette 8:32 AM
  • "How to use the People album in Photos for Mac in macOS High Sierra" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Assign a photo's Title field based on its filename in Photos" The Robservatory 9:54 AM
  • "5 Ways macOS Accessibility Features Can Benefit Everyone" Intego 10:57 AM
  • "How to Open All Images Into One Window in Preview for Mac" OS X Daily 2:17 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: The Good Things in Life Are Free (Part II)" The Mac Observer 2:29 PM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (26): Accessibility Preferences in macOS High Sierra (1) -General and Vision" eXtensions 7:48 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (26): Accessibility Preferences in macOS High Sierra (2) -Media, and Hearing" eXtensions 7:48 AM
  • "eXtensions -Wednesday File: System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Accessibility (3) -Interacting (Dictation, Siri, Keyboard, Mouse & Trackpad, and Switch Control)" eXtensions 7:48 AM
  • "How to use Universal Clipboard to copy files between Macs in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator Pro video details impressive UX and UI ahead of upcoming launch" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "MAXON Unveils Cineware for Illustrator—Adds Rendering Engine to Adobe App" Architosh 8:01 AM
  • "Graebert Releases SP3 for ARES Commander 2017—Supports DWG 2018 Format" Architosh 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook describes lessons from Steve Jobs, says 'focus on the dead' when it comes to heroes [Video] 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says close relationship with customers drives sales, improves products" AppleInsider 1:32 PM
  • "Apple Signs Deal With Spielberg in Content Push" Investopedia 3:48 PM
  • "The FDA Is Tackling Digital Health With the Help of Apple and Google: The regulator wants to cut through the red tape in a move aimed at advancing digital health products" The Motley Fool 9:14 PM
  • "My next phone will be an iPhone, say more teens than ever" CNET 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Music and KM Music Conservatory Announce New Mac Labs in Chennai and Mumbai, India." Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple in talks to lease Hackman's La Cienega Expo project: sources/It would use the 85K sf development for original content production" The Real Deal 10:56 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights" Reuters 11:36 AM
  • "The Woz on Pittsburgh, Steve Jobs, and why you shouldn't worry about robots taking over (Video)" Pittsburgh Business Times 8:42 AM
  • "Woz: Aspects of Steve Jobs' personality were 'very Trumpish'" Cult of Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Google Tops The First-Ever Dice® List Of Ideal Employers For Tech Professionals: Dice Ideal Employer rankings place Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook in top five" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Dow Jones: 'Google acquires Apple' news was 'error'" BBC 8:16 AM
  • "Despite ongoing legal battles, Apple reinforces Qualcomm's modem design leadership in new product line-up, according to ABI Research" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Is Steven Soderbergh's New App the Future of TV?" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Forget the Apple Car, Here Come the iOS Bikes" Apple Must 1:44 PM
  • "Yes, that free iPhone X offer is too good to be true: If a post offering a free iPhone X pops up in your social media feed, it's probably a scam. Don't fall for it." CNET 8:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Qualcomm fined $774 million for abusing monopoly on smartphone modems in Taiwan" The Verge 6:14 PM
  • "Behold! The Oculus Go - a standalone VR headset that costs $199" Neowin 5:59 PM
  • "Companies are investing millions in AI -- and facing big barriers" ZDNet 3:31 PM
  • "Tech companies are provoking more ire by moving out of the suburbs and into cities, says urban history expert" GeekWire 2:12 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence is coming to socks and shoes" Axios 12:35 PM
  • "Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years" The Verge 8:34 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Dow Jones Fake New, Cook's Barnstorm Tour, iOS 11 Control Center -ACM 432" The Mac Observer 3:35 PM
  • "#210: Sweet, Sweet Caffeine/Tim Cook talks AR glasses, some thoughts on diversity and inclusion in tech, what we do for ergonomics, and how we cope with social media in our everyday life." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:12 PM
  • "Hobbled iPhone Myth, Amazing Stories, App Camp for Girls -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-11" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 26 – Tips for Travelers" MacStories 11:04 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone"  The Investor 8:37 AM
  • "Apple is working on a revolutionary new iPhone, but it's worried Samsung will steal the design" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone in 2020, leaving rival Samsung in dark" AppleInsider 12:27 PM
  • "A foldable iPhone may be in the works for 2020: According to a report from Korean news outlet, The Bell, Apple is in talks with LG Display to make a foldable OLED screen for a future iPhone." CNET 3:23 PM
  • "Did Apple Inc. Mac Sales Fall AGAIN Amid Ongoing PC Sales Decline? Gartner says Mac sales were down again, dropping it to fifth place, but IDC disagrees" InvestorPlace 11:05 AM
  • "Apple Shocker, It's Using Chips Made By Frenemy Qualcomm In Apple Watch Series 3" Forbes 1:18 PM
  • "KGI: Android makers are clamoring to copy iPhone X's Face ID & TrueDepth camera" iDownload Blog 11:34 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 with minor bug fixes" iDownload Blog 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.0.3 Update With Haptic Feedback and Unresponsive Display Fixes" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "Download iOS 11.0.3 IPSW Links For Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Device" Redmond Pie 12:07 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 update" Macworld 7:39 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Adds 2017 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:55 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 and why it's time for you to upgrade if you're a fitness buff" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "Testing Logickeyboard's Illuminated Final Cut Pro X Keyboard" fcp.co 11:15 AM
  • "Logitech Craft review: A slick keyboard combo that takes on the Surface Dial" Ars Technica 9:53 AM
  • "Toshiba TR200 SSD Review: Affordable SATA Solid State Storage" HotHardware 7:56 AM
  • "Google Home Mini review: chasing Dots" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Review: QacQoc USB-C Hub - More Ports For Your MacBook" MacTrast 9:04 AM
  • "Review: Sylvania HomeKit Smart+ full color LED bulb works without a hub" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam review: All the essentials in an affordably priced security camera" TechHive 8:22 AM
  • "Ecobee3 Lite review" TechHive 8:21 AM
  • "Fi50 Bluetooth Speaker offers excellent sound, good looks at a reasonable price" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To: turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11" AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "How to Backup Photos from iPhone to External Hard Drive on Windows" iPhone Hacks 8:26 PM
  • "How To Type Commands To Siri In iOS 11" AddictiveTips 3:01 PM
  • "How to find the hidden printing options in Preview app" Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
  • "How to use drag-and-drop on the iPad" CNET 12:27 PM
  • "Create PDFs From Almost Any App With iOS" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone 8: How to force restart, enter Recovery Mode, and enter DFU mode [Video] 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "How Optimized iPhone Storage works with iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 8:21 AM
Tips
  • "How to fix the 3 most annoying things in Apple's new iOS 11 update" BGR 10:57 AM
  • "Tip Jar: Groking Spotlight Settings in iOS" Macdrifter 8:32 AM
  • "Here's why your old iPhone feels slow - and what you can do about it: It's got nothing to do with Apple doing something underhanded such as deliberately throttling your iPhone to tempt you to buy a new one." ZDNet 7:41 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is finally getting serious about original TV content" BGR 8:51 PM
  • "Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise" AppleInsider 8:29 PM
  • "Latest Piper Jaffray teen survey shows iPhone and Apple Watch continue to dominate" 9to5Mac 6:10 PM
  • "With sales about to explode, the Apple Watch is ready for its iPod moment"  BGR 1:28 PM
  • "Apple And Its Decoy Pricing For iPhone X" Seeking Alpha 1:18 PM
  • "Opinion: If the iPhone X and Face ID is just the beginning, what might their future hold?" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "The Pixel 2's ugliness really shines when compared to the iPhone X" BGR 10:57 AM
  • "How does Apple Watch's innovative eSIM work?" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "The Siri hierarchy of needs" The Loop 8:33 AM
  • "Google Home, Alexa, and Siri Are Forcing Us to Make a Serious Decision" Wired 8:13 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Comment: Google Clips is the company's first high-stakes AI product that needs to just work" 9to5Google 1:19 PM
  • "Our Concerns About Smart Tech might reflect our Lack of Trust in Humanity" Tech.pinions 8:25 AM
  • "Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy" ZDNet 7:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Klevgränd brings advanced audio noise reduction to iOS with Brusfri" createdigitalmusic 6:23 PM
  • "Yelp integrates Apple Pay support in iOS app update" AppleInsider 6:10 PM
  • "Google offers a buck to pick your brain: iOS users can now download the company's Google Opinion Rewards app. Make a dollar a survey by doling out your worldview to curious companies." CNET 3:36 PM
  • "Bear gets Apple Watch app and new Drop Bar feature in major 1.3 update" iDownload Blog 3:00 PM
  • "Classic Action RPG 'Beyond Oasis' Is the Latest Game in the SEGA Forever Series, Out Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 2:17 PM
  • "X Marks the Spot: Apple's Possible Target beyond Phones" PRNewswire 1:21 PM
  • "Spark Adds Key Email Productivity Features: Send Later and Follow-Up Reminders" MacStories 11:59 AM
  • "Sonnet Introduces Dual-Port USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCI Express® 3.0 Adapter Card, Offering Ultra-Fast Data Transfers Via USB-C" Wall Street Communications 11:01 AM
  • "AirpodsForGA allows the Apple AirPods to work with Google Assistant" ModMyi 8:31 AM
  • "Cult Puzzle Classic 'The Talos Principle' Is Now Available on the App Store for $4.99" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "Discover Cardmembers Now Have Ability to Redeem Cashback Bonus® Rewards with Apple Pay" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "DCkina's Product Launch: Sharpeye Lens / FULL FRAME Wide Angle Lens for Apple iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus" DCkina 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "With the end of Windows on phones, how does Microsoft avoid being the next IBM? The company forgets the importance of the consumer space at its peril." Ars Technica UK 9:00 AM
  • "Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Russian organizations are acquiring Microsoft software using fake identity" MSPoweruser 9:00 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Satya Nadella got Wall Street to look past its cloud battle with Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 1:32 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on leadership lessons from cricket and team sports" GeekWire 1:42 PM
  • "Early reports of myriad Microsoft Patch Tuesday problems: It's been less than a day since the Patch Tuesday patches rolled out, and we're already seeing lots of complaints – and a few unexpected explanations." Computerworld 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 patching error borks users' systems" ZDNet 6:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Previews PowerShell's Cross-Platform Future at SpiceWorld" eWeek 6:30 PM
  • "Consistency is key to Oracle and Microsoft's hybrid cloud clout" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Intel works on 'next stage' of quantum computing: The 17-qubit test chip uses a new architecture for improved performance" Computing 9:02 AM
  • "Intel presents 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging" PhysOrg 9:02 AM
  • "Intel makes a small but significant step towards quantum computing with its 17-qubit chip" Alphr 9:02 AM
  • "Intel is one step closer to mass production of quantum processors" TechSpot 9:02 AM
  • "Intel launches AI-enabled anti-money laundering advisor" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Intel takes on money launderers" Axios 8:49 AM
  • "Lauterbach debugger targets 64-bit ARM and Intel chips in cars" Electronics Weekly 9:02 AM
  • "Intel's quantum chip could loosen Nvidia's grip on parallel computing" PCGamesN 12:44 PM
  • "Intel Unleashes 17-Qubit Superconducting Test Chip For Quantum Computing" HotHardware 5:53 PM
  • "AMD's Vega beats Nvidia's GTX 1080 by up to 21% in Shadow of War at 4K" PCGamesN 12:42 PM
  • "Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Western Digital unveils breakthrough HDD technology: The new microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity by 2025, helping HDDs hold onto their staying power in the enterprise segment." ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Western Digital Unveils MAMR Hard Drive Tech To Enable Density To Scale North Of 40 Terabytes" HotHardware 5:52 PM
  • "WD May Have Given HDDs New Life for Big-Data Storage" eWeek 5:56 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock: Focus On The Big Picture" Seeking Alpha 12:07 PM
  • "Why Morgan Stanley raised its Apple price target to $199" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:35 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock benchmarks book record trifecta as Fed minutes strike cautious tone: December rate hike no longer seen as certainty" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Small Gains After Fed Calls for 'Patience' on Rate Hikes: Wall Street keeps small gains after Fed members call for 'patience' in hiking rates." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street ends at record highs; eyes on Fed, earnings" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up; Japan's Nikkei at 21-Year High: Market reaction to minutes from the Fed's latest meeting was muted" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets achieve milestones as monthlong rally continues: Nikkei closes at 21-year peak" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Spanish stocks rally as worries over Catalan independence ease: Euro climbs as secession process is suspended for now" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

 
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