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Friday Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple can't seem to make enough iPhone Xs —¬†but Wall Street doesn't care"  Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple touches record as brokerages bullish on iPhone X demand" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Apple grows by 40% after six consecutive quarters of decline in China"  Canalys 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 8 helps Apple bounce back in China: But is it a trend or just a blip?" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone 8 dubbed Apple's 'worst sold flagship model' in China" CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's Cook, Facebook's Zuckerberg meet China's Xi in Beijing" Reuters 9:05 AM
  • "Apple engineer 'fired' over early iPhone X leak: Apple has reportedly fired one of its engineers after his daughter posted a video of the iPhone X before the official launch."  BBC 7:33 AM
  • "Apple fires employee after daughter's video of iPhone X goes viral" Telegraph 7:44 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Pastebot Supercharges Your macOS Clipboard" TidBITS 10:25 AM
  • "An iPhone and Mac Calendar Tip Everybody Needs" Apple Must 10:15 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from October 2017: Get your game on with this month's hottest new Mac releases." Macworld 8:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 13.1.1" TidBITS 10:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Despite smaller share, iOS continues to attract content apps first: Content apps that run the gamut from sedate audio commentary to boisterous live game show have launched exclusively for iOS, and for reasons that have little to do with advantages typically touted by Apple." ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "YouTubers risk Apple's wrath by prematurely posting iPhone X reviews" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Apple will make changes to Chicago store to save birds" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Apple has been categorizing all your 'brassiere' photos for over a year now" The Verge 5:03 PM
  • "The light Albert Watson shapes: The story behind the image of Steve Jobs" ISO1200 4:05 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone goes on sale in China for first time" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets with Chinese president ahead of iPhone X release" 9to5Mac 5:44 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung posts record Q3 profits driven by chips" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Cambodian news media rue Facebook experiment" BBC 8:04 PM
  • "Sprint to end merger negotiations with T-Mobile, report says" AppleInsider 7:18 PM
  • "Sprint's Merger Talks With T-Mobile Are in Peril" Bloomberg 1:58 PM
  • "SoftBank Calls Off Negotiations of Sprint, T-Mobile Merger - Report" TheStreet 1:57 PM
  • "Sprint owner SoftBank may be calling off T-Mobile merger" Engadget 1:48 PM
  • "Google 'drops everything' to fix burger emoji" BBC 9:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Graphic Converter Creator Thorsten Lemke" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
  • "Facebook and Smartphone Spying, Bryan's iPhone 8 and iPhone X Price Theory -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-30" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "This week we discuss some more iOS 11 tips and what it takes to get a new iPhone X as soon as possible (you need to be a night owl)." The MT Show 9:39 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's spat with Qualcomm may reportedly escalate to the hardware level" TechCrunch 9:26 PM
  • "Apple designing iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm modems after key testing software withheld"  AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Apple Considering Eliminating Qualcomm Chips From Next Year's iPhones and iPads" MacRumors 8:22 PM
  • "Apple improves iPhone X delivery dates for iPhone Upgrade Program orders impacted by financing issue" AppleInsider 7:38 AM
  • "Your iPhone X may be delivered even sooner than expected" BGR 7:47 AM
  • "Top Apple insider shares new details about next year's iPhone X successors" BGR 10:56 AM
  • "Supply of TrueDepth cameras stabilizes, but no big updates coming in 2018" iLounge 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Encouraging Developers to Optimize Apps for iPhone X Features" MacTrast 7:47 AM
  • "Apple shows off iMac Pro and Space Gray accessories at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Demos iMac Pro at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit" MacRumors 9:18 AM
  • "iOS 11.2 introduces 'SiriKit for HomePod' for limited third-party app support using nearby iPhones or iPads" 9to5Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Apple releases first watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 betas for Apple Watch and Apple TV" 9to5Mac 1:47 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "What to Do When Your iPhone's Home Button Is Broken" Lifehacker 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's First iPad with Retina Display Classified Obsolete" iDrop News 1:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:16 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple's iPhone X: The First Field Report" ["Yes, this is the one—the iPhone that will hasten millions of upgrades, the one that's made you ignore the hardly-knew-ye iPhone 8, announced on the same day as this one."] Wired 7:37 AM
  • "First iPhone X Unboxing Images and Videos Shared Online" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook is great, but the iPad Pro 10.5 does more for less: The Google Pixelbook is now available and it is fantastic. However, the Apple iPad Pro may be a better device for mobile computing at a lower price with more functionality." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "First look: Fitbit guns for Apple Watch Series 3 with Ionic smartwatch" AppleInsider 10:56 AM
  • "Review: Logitech MX Sound Bluetooth Speakers" iLounge 1:34 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in iOS 11.2 beta 1? Hands-on with changes and features¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 7:47 PM
  • "Hands-on: Kindle iOS app update is the most dramatic in years, and brings new reading tools" AppleInsider 2:40 PM
  • "Out of Milk: An Excellent Shopping List App With One Tiny Flaw" AppAdvice 3:13 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Stop iOS Apps From Stealing Your Apple ID Password" Lifehacker 3:13 PM
  • "Using the iOS 11 iPad Dock" MacMost 9:54 AM
  • "How to use Google Drive for collaboration: Sharing files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is an easy and effective way to collaborate with others. Here's how to do it." Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to take great photos with the Camera app" Macworld 7:37 AM
Tips
  • "Watch: 50 most useful Siri commands" AppleInsider 6:59 PM
  • "What Those Weird Symbols on the Back of Your iPhone Mean" Mashable 4:04 PM
  • "The iPhone X Arrives Friday. Here's What You Need to Know." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Here's How to Follow Your iPhone X Before Apple Gives You a Tracking Number" The Mac Observer 8:38 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The iPhone 8 might be getting some big price cuts very soon" BGR 8:08 PM
  • "Steven Levy Turns to Poop Animoji for Demonstrating iPhone X" The Mac Observer 7:03 PM
  • "No, iPhones don't have a special folder for your sexy pics" TechCrunch 5:55 PM
  • "Top 5 Things that Make a Fender Telecaster Awesome - YouTube" YouTube 5:32 PM
  • "Apple Hunts Victory in Original Content War with Netflix and Amazon" The Mac Observer 4:55 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Was Designed to Take the Fall for iPhone X's $1,000 Price Tag" The Mac Observer 4:47 PM
  • "Apple: Are Robo Scalpers Behind the 12M iPhone X Orders? Asks Rosenblatt"  Barron's 3:13 PM
  • "Comment: Apple seems to be turning the delayed iPhone X launch to its marketing advantage" 9to5Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Apple's Supply Chain Attracts Criticism For Performance But Also Praise For Sustainability" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone X: Is facial recognition safe?" iNews 8:21 AM
  • "Comparing Apple's original 2007 iPhone with iPhone X" Computerworld 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone X: Apple Investors Are Asking the Wrong Question" The Motley Fool 8:11 AM
  • "There's a major problem with both Apple and Google's burger emoji" Mashable 7:44 AM
  • "After 6 quarters of decline, Apple grew 40% in China" Apple 3.0 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How Sprint Is Working to Ensure Network Reliability" Market Realist 3:12 PM
  • "Who Actually Owns Your Content When You Post It to the Web" Gizmodo 10:20 AM
  • "Parsing Google's Other Revenues" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung's new Gear Sport is a great and classy fitness tracker, but the Apple Watch is still a better buy" CNBC 8:21 AM
  • "Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review" SlashGear 8:20 AM
  • "Smaller is better with Samsung's Gear Sport smartwatch" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "We've Reached the Cloud Computing Tipping Point" I, Cringely 8:11 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Contacts by Company: Finally ... An app that lets sales and business people sort contacts by company, plus see the company info and people who work at each location together in the same view." Contacts by Company 4:48 PM
  • "Top 5 Alternatives to iOS 11 Podcasts App for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 1:22 PM
  • "YouTube TV's skinny bundle lands on Apple TV soon" Cult of Mac 11:55 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 30: Bob LeVitus, Adam Christianson, and High Sierra" The MUG Center 8:55 AM
  • "Apple gives MacBook some love with new leather sleeves" Canadian Reviewer 8:12 AM
  • "Ranged and Melee Combatants Shine in Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Gameplay Video" Reverb 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft selected as Chevron's primary cloud provider" MSPoweruser 3:09 PM
  • "For Microsoft, the hybrid cloud is the destination, not a staging post" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "How long do you really want to keep using Windows 7 past its expiration date?" Denver Post 8:51 AM
  • "Licensing rejig and standard price rises set for Windows Server 2016" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Keep Releasing Windows 10 Mobile Builds" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft patent would allow Apple to bring back iPhone headphone jack" TechRadar UK 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft patent shows it's trying to save the 3.5mm headphone jack" Alphr 8:48 AM
  • "Unlike Apple, Microsoft Looks for (and Finds) Way to Save the Headphone Jack" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "FTC settles with operators of infamous fake Microsoft tech support scam" Guru3D 8:47 AM
  • "The continuous flow of execs between AWS, Microsoft, IBM and government" Diginomica 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft cans Outlook.com Premium as it rolls its features into Office 365: Big inboxes, ad-free interfaces, and premium support will now apply to Outlook.com." Ars Technica 5:41 PM
  • "IoT Market in Product Lifecycle and Asset Management 2017: Global Key Players – IBM, PTC, RapidValue, SAP, Siemens" Industry Today 8:40 AM
  • "IBM offloads Notes and Domino to India's HCL Technologies" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "HP's ZBook x2 brings the 2-in-1 form factor to workstations" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "HP's key historical archives destroyed in California's wildfires" domain-b 8:38 AM
  • "HP's Omen 17 gives great graphical grunt for under $2,000" CNET 8:38 AM
  • "HP Omen 17 review: More portentous than ominous" CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Dell Unveils New Store and 3 Laptops, Refreshes XPS line" VRZone 8:35 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 8:34 AM
  • "Intel will ship low volumes of its first 10-nanometer chips this year" TechSpot 8:34 AM
  • "Razer seeks US$550 million in Hong Kong IPO, with an eye on the world's largest game market" South China Morning Post 8:33 AM
  • "That may have felt like a blow-off top, but don't get spooked into a portfolio makeover" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "QCT pushing 5G development with Intel" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Gigabyte releases Z370N WIFI Motherboard mini-ITX" Guru3D 8:31 AM
  • "AMD, which lost over $2.8B in 5 years, takes a hit after new report/Morgan Stanley: demand for graphics chips, video game consoles will slow in 2018." Ars Technica 9:03 PM
  • "AMD shares crater after Morgan Stanley warns cryptocurrency mining chip demand will be cut in half" CNBC 8:29 AM
  • "AMD and Nvidia update drivers for Wolfenstein II" Hexus 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco partners with Michigan to launch 'digital acceleration program'" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Cisco makes Michigan first digital acceleration state" Detroit News 8:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Analysts bullish on first weekend iPhone X pre-orders as AAPL touches new high" 9to5Mac 8:05 PM
  • "Apple's stock surges to record high after upbeat analyst call" MarketWatch 10:20 AM
  • "Apple's Q4 2017: What to Expect From the iPhone Maker" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Is a Keeper, Even After Lackluster iPhone Launch" InvestorPlace 8:38 AM
  • "Cramer: Apple is like the 'Fight Club'" CNBC Videos 10:20 AM
  • "Brokerages bullish on iPhone X demand after Apple hint" Reuters 9:53 AM
  • "Apple asks SEC to exclude shareholder diversity proposal from next meeting" iLounge 12:05 PM
  • "Apple Suppliers Rally on Signs of Strong iPhone X Demand" Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "Apple suppliers top European stock markets after strong demand for iPhone X" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:29 AM
  • "Taiwan Apple suppliers gain after strong demand for new iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks finish lower as doubts over pace of tax cuts weigh on sentiment: Apple closes at record high" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Washington Uncertainty and a Healthcare Selloff Send Stocks Lower: Uncertainty in Washington, D.C., a healthcare sector in selloff mode and a big deals day on Wall Street sent U.S. equities lower to begin the week." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street slips amid Merck losses, tax talk" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide to Start a Busy Week: Analyst downgrades weigh on shares of retailers, which have come under pressure this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "China equities stumble amid bond sell-off, taking a toll on Asian stocks: The pullback in Chinese equities helped pare some early gains in Asia on Monday, but end-of-the-week gains in U.S. technology stocks supported broad gains elsewhere in the region." MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Spanish stocks shoot higher, buoying European equities at 5-month high: European stocks steadied around a five-month high Monday, with much of the action centered around Spanish stocks after the central government in Madrid took control of the Catalonia region following its push for independence" MarketWatch 7:18 AM

 
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