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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
  • "How the iPhone X Could Steal Christmas" ["Morgan Stanley expects consumers will spend roughly $30 billion on the new iPhone in the fourth quarter, a 'significant headwind' for traditional retailers as consumers will likely divert money away from spending on things like clothing. The new iPhone, which boasts a full-screen display and facial-recognition system, hits stores Friday with Apple's highest-ever average price tag of $999."]  WSJ Blogs 12:17 PM
  • "iPhone X Delivers on Apple's Promises and That's Plenty, Say Reviewers" TechNewsWorld 4:07 PM
  • "Apple X factor: China buyers rapt by new iPhone, but will they buy?"  Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "Has Apple gone too far for £999 iPhone X to be a success?"  Sky News 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's bizarre iPhone X launch"  VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "Is iPhone X Apple's Vista? Apple is taking a different approach with review units for iPhone X. What does it all mean?"  PC Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "This Apple Inc. Earnings Report Is the Most Important in Years: A host of questions will be answered in Apple's key Q4 earnings report"  InvestorPlace 4:05 PM
  • "Court gives green light for Apple data centre in Athenry: The High Court rejected an appeal from objectors to the scheme"  Irish Times 7:28 AM
  • "High Court refuses permission to appeal Apple decision" RTÉ 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's Athenry data centre can march forward as judge rejects appeal" SiliconRepublic 7:29 AM
  • "Irish court rejects appeal against $1 billion Apple data center" Reuters 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Wins Latest Battle to Build Irish Data Center as Court Strikes Down Appeal: The Irish High Court ruled that an appeal based on environmental concerns wasn't truly in the public's interest." TheStreet 7:26 AM
  • "Apple, other tech firms join legal challenge to Trump's DACA plans" AppleInsider 8:36 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Russian Election Interference, Fake News and Tax Reform in Nightly News Interview" MacRumors 8:54 PM
  • "Tim Cook addresses tax reform, Russian Facebook ads, customer privacy, more in interview" AppleInsider 9:16 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says social media is being used to manipulate and divide us: Cook says that social media companies have 'learned along the way a lot'" The Verge 8:54 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 and iOS 11.1 to add new emoji and patch KRACK... for some" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 adds 70 new emojis for more expressive conversations" Digital Trends 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 43 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:17 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Update: Apple's Worldwide Debut" FCPXtv 8:18 AM
  • "The Videos From FCPX World In Broadcast At IBC, Part 2" fcp.co 9:13 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Change Your Apple ID Email Address" AddictiveTips 9:13 AM
  • "How to Use Automation Apps to Quickly Type International Characters" Envato Tuts+ 7:55 AM
  • "How to use Photo Booth on Mac" iMore 7:55 AM
  • "Having Fun with MIDI Files In GarageBand" MacMost 9:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisdem Released Appcrypt for Mac 3.6.0 to Block App and Websites Safely" Cisdem 8:11 AM
  • "Macphun takes on Lightroom CC with improved Luminar 2018 photo editor" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Appear on NBC Nightly News Tonight" MacRumors 4:06 PM
  • "Tim Cook to talk 'fake news' and Russian election influence on NBC Nightly News " 9to5Mac 4:06 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Social media used 'to manipulate people'" Axios 4:09 PM
  • "iPhone X: What reviewers are saying" Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Apple changes tack by using a review roundup as iPhone X advert" The Next Web 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X Was Originally Intended For A 2018 Release" UberGizmo 7:29 AM
  • "Apple will let you skip the wait to buy an iPhone X, but there's a big caveat" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone X price could hurt it in Greater China region" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X will cost more than £2,300 over two years" V3 12:17 PM
  • "Apple Promotes Apple Music With Short Video Featuring Album Covers" MacRumors 11:51 AM
  • "New York City Subway Entrance Turned Into Fake Apple Store With Line for iPhone X" MacRumors 10:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Instagram's Stories feature hits 300M daily active users, nearly double the size of Snapchat" 9to5Mac 8:52 PM
  • "Qualcomm sees 90% drop in profit during Q4 2017 as legal battle with Apple continues"  9to5Mac 5:03 PM
  • "Qualcomm profit plummets nearly 90 percent amid Apple legal spat" AppleInsider 5:20 PM
  • "Snapdragon chips demand helps Qualcomm top estimates" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Tech-enhanced clothing and accessories to keep you warm this winter" Mashable 4:09 PM
  • "Tech companies join legal fight in support of 'Dreamers', challenging Trump" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Google Wants to Beat AirPods with Software" Gizmodo 10:58 AM
  • "Senators blast tech companies over Russian meddling: 'Do something about it — or we will'" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "US senator accuses tech leaders of 'blowing off' Russia concerns" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Google Docs lockout: It's fixed, Google says, but users fret over 'creepy monitoring'" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Connected devices bring sweeping changes to the factory floor: The internet of things is reshaping product design, manufacturing and distribution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Insider secrets of a white hat hacker on security that actually works" TechRepublic 7:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Bryan's HomeKit Problems, HomePod's SiriKit, Apple's Product Improvements -ACM 435" The Mac Observer 8:56 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 205, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple" Daring Fireball 4:07 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone X YouTube Coverage, iPhone X Gestures -TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-01" The Mac Observer 1:27 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 29 – Geeky macOS Apps" MacStories 10:39 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "What is Face ID? Apple's new authentication tech explained: One of the hallmark features of Apple's cutting-edge iPhone X smartphone – Face ID – replaces Touch ID for unlocking the device and for mobile payment authentication. Here's what it does." Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "Reviewer manages to fool Face ID's attention check, but in very unusual circumstances [Video] 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "iPhone X samples touch input at 120Hz for faster, smoother response" Macworld 4:06 PM
  • "The iPhone X features a new, exclusive, default ringtone: 'Reflection'" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Apple's Upcoming AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could Cost Around $199 in the United States" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Apple's AirPower charger could be wildly expensive" Cult of Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K update will fix its video output problem" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Apple doesn't want developers to turn the iPhone or iPad camera into a button" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11.2 for Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:18 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone 7 on iOS 11.1 breached three times by security researchers" Neowin 6:35 PM
  • "Apple releases expected battery life for Apple Watch Series 3 when streaming music over LTE" Canadian Reviewer 9:31 AM
  • "Pricey iPhone X Repair Makes AppleCare a Must-Have" Tom's Guide 7:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The iPhone X Is Cool. That Doesn't Mean You Are Ready for It." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "My First Impressions of iPhone X: Thus far, iPhone X is an impressive step up from the iPhone 7 Plus and even 8 Plus." PC Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "Face ID on iPhone X is just as fast, if not faster, than Touch ID" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "First look: Apple's official iPhone X leather and silicone cases" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "Here Are All the Camera Improvements On Apple's iPhone X" Time 1:55 PM
  • "Apple Watch 3 review: 4G is a game changer, but the niggles still remain" Alphr 7:29 AM
  • "Review: Picaso Lab's MacBook sleeve—versatile protection in gorgeous handcrafted leather" iDownload Blog 1:54 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 11.2: Features, release date, and how to install the beta" Macworld 4:06 PM
  • "How to Stop iPad from Sleeping and Turning Screen Off" OS X Daily 1:54 PM
  • "How to use animoji on Apple's iPhone X" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "How to buy an app on iPhone X using Face ID" Cult of Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Stream Apple Music to Your Apple Watch" Kirkville 9:14 AM
  • "How to avoid password-prompted phishing scams in iOS" Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X" AppleInsider 10:39 AM
  • "How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhone X has a new default ringtone to annoy you forever/Commentary: The smartphone of the future has a new ringtone for a very neurotic future." CNET 9:16 PM
  • "Up to 12 million iPhone X pre-orders at the start, but will the mountain crumble?" Pocketnow 9:16 PM
  • "iPhone X Predicted to 'Absorb' Up to $30B in Holiday Spending at Expense of Other Retailers" MacRumors 6:59 PM
  • "Apple is nuking the most innovative iPad app in years"  BGR 6:44 PM
  • "Morgan Stanley: iPhone X could be the grinch that steals all the money during holiday shopping" 9to5Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Can you blow up your iPhone x/8 by placing it on a wireless charger pad while it's charging with a cable?" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Installing Custom Ringtones on iOS 11 Devices With iTunes 12.7" Daring Fireball 1:53 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3: Apple's other hit product/Apple Watch Series 3 is going to become the most popular 'iPhone X-out-of-stock' consolation prize this season (other than an iPhone 8)." Computerworld 11:51 AM
  • "A Second Apple-Samsung Case Could Cap The Patent Reformation" Forbes 11:51 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X: Does Face ID Have a Sunlight Problem?" Fortune 10:59 AM
  • "PR: There's been quite an uproar over Apple's review embargoes for the iPhone X this week." One Thirty Seven 10:58 AM
  • "How annoying is the camera notch while using the iPhone X?" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
  • "Should you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11.1? iOS 11.1 is out, but should you upgrade or should you wait and see if there are any potential pitfalls?" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Optimistic about iPhone X Sales" Market Realist 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface is the Only Apple Competitor in the PC Market" Tech.pinions 8:10 AM
  • "The real reason you want an iPhone X" Mashable 7:57 AM
  • "Ten Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone X" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "This should kill any lingering doubts about Face ID on the iPhone X" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Comment: I suspect Apple limits Face ID to one person because it would otherwise be too slow" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "eXtensions-The Wednesday File (29): The Apple Pantomime Continues (Behind you, behind you)" eXtensions 7:24 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google's Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Most loathed programming language? Here's how developers cast their votes" ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "No, Facebook employees aren't reading your private Google Docs files" The Next Web 10:16 AM
  • "Facebook's next fake news headache: messaging" Axios 8:16 AM
  • "Why Google is reading your Docs" Telegraph 8:02 AM
  • "The Last of the Old-School Tech Reviewers" Wired 7:41 AM
  • "Who's Ready to Put Their Kid on a Self-Driving School Bus?" Wired 7:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tim Cook to appear on NBC News to discuss division and manipulation of people by social media" AppleInsider 4:38 PM
  • "Sonnet Launches Highly Portable External GPU (eGPU) Devices for Accelerating Ultrabook™ Computer Graphics" Wall Street Communications 4:36 PM
  • "Twelve South is Ready for iPhone X with a Number of Case Options" AppAdvice 4:52 PM
  • "LifeProof intros new slim Slam iPhone case" CNET 1:32 PM
  • "GarageBand expands its music-making palette" Engadget 12:18 PM
  • "GarageBand for iOS gains iPhone X support, sound library, beats sequencer & more" iDownload Blog 12:18 PM
  • "GarageBand 2.3 update features new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and three new instruments" Macworld 12:17 PM
  • "Super Mario Run picks up iPhone X support" iDownload Blog 10:58 AM
  • "Ikea releases update to make Tradfri smart lights HomeKit compatible" iLounge 10:27 AM
  • "Unread 1.8 Gets iPhone X and iPad Split View Support, Readability Improvements" MacStories 9:31 AM
  • "Amazon's iOS app now uses ARKit for virtual shopping ahead of Black Friday" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "iHome Battles Stress, Delivers Relaxation with Expansion of Hit Zenergy Line" PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "Luxury Wood and Leather iPhone X Cases from Pad and Quill" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Element Cell Game releases Tap Shooter: Sky Battle for iOS/Android" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "The Gear Pouch is great for stashing and carrying various accessories" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Can Microsoft and Google keep up with Amazon in the battle of cloud computing? These companies are best positioned to profit from the rise of cloud infrastructure" MarketWatch 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft is working on AI chips across its different devices, top exec says" CNBC 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft to Develop AI Chips for All Its Devices" Investopedia 8:05 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Windows 10 sees its slowest growth in months" BetaNews 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's new HoloLens business push includes 29 new countries" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft expands HoloLens to 29 new European markets" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft shuts down the Kinect to concentrate on the HoloLens and augmented reality" TechRepublic 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Mixed Reality Gets to Down to Business in Europe" eWeek 8:52 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out red carpet to hybrid Azure SQL databases: Redmond pitches tools for cloud byte-silo moves" The Register 9:17 PM
  • "Microsoft: Only 1 in 100,000 Surface Book laptops have issues" Neowin 6:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE support will launch in December" DailyTech 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure, United Technologies to partner on IoT, field and customer service, smart buildings" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "HP completes $1.05 billion Samsung printer business purchase" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "HP completes purchase of Samsung's printer business for $1.05 billion" CNBC 8:06 AM
  • "HP completes $1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung's printer business" The Indian Express 10:31 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "IBM unveils software that brings public cloud to private data centers" VentureBeat 8:03 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Private launches with bet open architecture wins hybrid cloud scrum" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "IBM launches new version of its private cloud with built-in Kubernetes support" GeekWire 12:17 PM
  • "Intel, KT to showcase 5G during the 2018 Winter Olympic" RCR Wireless News 10:37 AM
  • "AMD's next-gen EPYC server chips may have triple-digit thread counts" PCGamesN 10:33 AM
  • "Oracle pushes out emergency fix for remote system hijack vulnerability" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Dell's Black Friday deals for 2017 teased well ahead of schedule" TechRadar UK 10:30 AM
  • "Dell's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals start today" CNET 10:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple's iPhone X could steal nearly $30 billion in holiday spending from other companies (AAPL)" Business Insider 6:59 PM
  • "Apple Gains Near $80B In Market Cap in Oct. Alone" Investopedia 1:54 PM
  • "Apple Stock Could Break Resistance and Hit $200" Investopedia 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: It's All About the iPhone" Kiplinger 1:54 PM
  • "Will Apple's Services Continue its Good Run in Q4?" Zacks 12:17 PM
  • "Why Some Analysts Are Optimistic about Apple Stock" Market Realist 8:16 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end near records as Fed view of economy turns rosier: Nasdaq bucks trend as Apple, biotech drags" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Hold at Prior Levels After Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: Stocks retreat from all-time highs set earlier in the day Wednesday as the Fed opts to leave rates unchanged, but did signal that further rate increases were forthcoming." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Wall Street edges higher after Fed holds steady on rates" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce Higher to Start November: The Fed leaves short-term interest rates unchanged but signals it will consider lifting them before year's end" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Nikkei, Kospi jump more than 1% to lead Asia-Pacific stock gains: Meanwhile, New Zealand stocks dive 1.3%" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "European stocks leap to 2-year high as commodity shares march up" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

 
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