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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple worth $1 trillion looks ready to happen" ["Two major doubts are fading: The company's ability to reaccelerate iPhone demand (amid worries about market saturation) and a return to growth in China."]  Moneywatch 8:50 AM
  • "iPhone X Will Help Apple Beat Samsung in Q4: Report" Investopedia 8:34 AM
  • "10 more words on iPhone X" ["...the iPhone X is aspirational. The X reminds a market that sometimes slips into thinking Apple can't innovate anymore that it just might want to think again."] iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Apple has the world's two top-selling smartphones, but neither is the iPhone 8" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could enable better low-light photos on iPhones" The Next Web 8:37 AM
  • "Apple is Still Largely White, Male, But Slowly Diversifying: On the plus side, over the past year, Apple's new hires in the U.S. predominately came from minorities." PC Magazine 3:25 PM
OS X
News
  • "Chrome Browser Updates Coming to Prevent Unexpected Web Page Redirects" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons" The Register 8:08 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Apple Photos 3: The changes, new features and improvements you should know about" Australian Macworld 8:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "PhotoBee can help you find lost photos, videos in macOS Messages" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Inside One iOS App Developer's Quest To Get Onstage At Apple's WWDC: For ambitious app developers, trying to get stage time with Apple can be a careful dance of heady highs, heartbreaking lows, and sudden death." Fast Company 8:28 AM
  • "App Store Jedi: Getting Noticed in the New Storefront/In a sea of apps, a few strategic moves can make yours float right to the top." Inc. 8:30 AM
  • "Honoring America's Veterans: On Veterans Day, Apple recognizes the service of our veterans by paying respect to them and their families while continuing to build awareness for their community. In commemoration, Apple introduces a unique Activity Challenge for Apple Watch users in the US where anyone who completes a workout of 11 minutes or more on November 11 will earn a special badge and sticker for Messages." Apple 8:42 AM
  • "Jony Ive: the iPhone X is function before form and will evolve to 'do things it can't do now'" phoneArena 8:52 AM
  • "14 Things We Didn't Know About Apple and Jony Ive" Apple Must 7:52 AM
  • "iPhone 8, in Q3 2017, fails to live up to launch sales of iPhone 7" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Extended 2017 Holiday Return Policy Said to Begin November 25" MacRumors 12:51 PM
  • "This Cinematic Short Film Was Shot Entirely on the iPhone X" PetaPixel 8:49 AM
  • "Trump DOJ suggests iPhone encryption costs lives following Texas shooting" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Stores in Burlingame, CA and Burlington, MA Reopen Next Weekend Following Renovations" MacRumors 10:18 AM
  • "Apple and RMIT partner for Australian first app building course in Apple's Swift coding language: IT'S the problem impacting huge numbers of young Australians. But Apple has finally offered hope for a solution." News.com.au 9:22 AM
  • "The Welsh firm whose technology is helping to power Apple's new iPhone has just raised nearly £100m" Wales Online 8:47 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Microsoft reveals its plans for Windows 1.0" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "In One Hour, Alibaba's Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:58 PM
  • "Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes" Engadget 8:56 AM
  • "Ex Facebook president Sean Parker: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'" Telegraph 8:45 AM
  • "YouTube to target disturbing videos masquerading as kids' shows" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Huge media companies like CBS and ESPN are banding together to fight Google and Facebook — but it may not be enough" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than data breaches" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Phishing helps hackers hijack Google accounts" BBC 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "#48: Long-form Writing in Scrivener/We continue with our mini-series on long-form writing apps with a look at Scrivener." Relay FM: Canvas 11:34 AM
  • "204: Organic/Horace and Anders discuss Apple earnings, the iPhone X and take listener questions." 5by5 10:12 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 51" FCPRadio 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone X: Our top likes, our top dislikes! Catch the discussion on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone X Owners Encountering Green Line on Display Due to Potential Hardware Defect"  MacRumors 9:07 AM
  • "Apple's response to iPhone X screen cold weather responsiveness"  The Loop 8:32 AM
  • "Apple pledges to fix iPhone X cold-weather issues" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone X's screen doesn't like sudden cold but Apple's working to fix the bug" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone X doesn't like the cold but Apple's working on it" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Community Envisions Better Ways to Activate Control Center on iPhone X" MacRumors 9:58 AM
  • "The reason for those smooth iPhone X gestures? 120Hz touch input sampling"  phoneArena 8:47 AM
  • "Face ID beaten by mask, not an effective security measure" Bkav Corporation 9:30 AM
  • "Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID with elaborate mask & makeup" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "iPhone X Has Been Jailbroken Already: Potentially some wonderful news for iOS device owners who love the wonderful world of jailbreaking."  Redmond Pie 8:35 AM
  • "First iPhone X Jailbreak on iOS 11.1.1 Demoed" iPhone Hacks 9:59 AM
  • "Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug" BBC 9:23 AM
  • "iPhone supplier AAC Technologies eyes optics market: Shenzhen-based audio component maker to invest more in lens production" Nikkei 8:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone X Review: The best iPhone that's not for everyone" CNET 5:53 PM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone X" iLounge 5:34 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone X vs. Google's Pixel 2 XL" MacRumors 5:29 PM
  • "Review: iPhone X" ["Is it the perfect smartphone, as some overly excited journalists have claimed? It is probably the best iPhone ever made."] RTÉ 8:49 AM
  • "Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish/Apple's 4K HDR streamer gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of comparable products." TechHive 8:09 AM
  • "Sony's Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future" Gizmodo 11:12 AM
  • "I've fallen in love with XGIMI's CC Aurora portable projector" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Romoss Solo 6 Plus reivew: Not great looking, but gets the job done" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Romoss Longuard 10 review: A short, stubby battery pack that does it all" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "DBPower Q100 Portable Energy Storage Battery review: You'll be glad to have around" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Tronsmart Presto PBT10 review: Slender, portable, and extremely efficient" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Anker Powercore II 20000 review: One of Anker's best battery packs" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Anker Powercore Fusion 5000 review: It's all you need, really/Not only can it charge your smartphone, it can charge itself." PCWorld 8:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality" AppleInsider 5:28 PM
  • "Apple Pay Cash In the Store: It Ain't Perfect (Yet)" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours" AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Mozilla gives Firefox for iOS a UI facelift: Firefox for iOS version 10 arrived on Wednesday and delivers the same look and user experience that will debut on the desktop version of the web browser next week." Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "'Returner 77' Review - In Space, No One Can Hear You Solve" Touch Arcade 6:17 PM
  • "'Dragon Hills 2' Review – Now with 100% more Mecha, Undead, and Time Travel!" Touch Arcade 5:37 PM
  • "'Heart of the House' Review - Mind Your Manor" Touch Arcade 9:08 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Use Clips 2.0 and iPhone X for Cool Selfie Videos" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "Here's What You'll Need to Pull Off Fast Charging on the iPhone X" Lifehacker 3:07 PM
  • "How to find an iPhone X in Apple stores right now" BGR 12:57 PM
  • "How To Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone X - Mac & Apple News, How To's, Wallpapers, and more" MacTrast 8:56 AM
  • "Apple iPhone X - How to guide for new gestures, Face ID, Animojis and Portrait Lighting" Express UK 8:53 AM
  • "How to always show notification previews on iPhone X Lock screen" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "How to use multitasking and fast app switching on iPhone X" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to work in bed with your face in a pillow" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
Tips
  • "Quick Tip: How to make Face ID more accurate" Cult of Mac 3:08 PM
  • "Quick Tip: How to scroll to the top on iPhone X" Cult of Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered" OS X Daily 12:46 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Right On Cue, DOJ Says Encryption 'Surely Costs Lives'" The Mac Observer 6:16 PM
  • "The ten biggest Apple fails" Mashable 5:39 PM
  • "With iPhone X Shipping, the Competition Can Just Throw in the Towel" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Park Architect Credits Jony Ive's Design Team as Cocreators of Steve Jobs Theater" The Mac Observer 2:37 PM
  • "Next-Gen iPad with Face ID, Edge-to-Edge Display Rumored for 2018" iDrop News 7:13 PM
  • "iPhone X Has Successfully Been Jailbroken, But Does It Matter?" iDrop News 2:35 PM
  • "The iPhone X might've just gotten its first 'gate'" BGR 12:43 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s iPhone X Doesn't Have Better Battery Life" The Motley Fool 10:18 AM
  • "Apple: Betting big on AR" Macworld 10:13 AM
  • "Face ID's Innovation: Continuous Authentication" TidBITS 9:37 AM
  • "Opinion: Why the home indicator is an essential part of the iPhone X interface" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Is Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook Right to Mock Doubters?" The Motley Fool 9:22 AM
  • "Repatriation: GOP split on tax that affects Apple most" Apple 3.0 8:44 AM
  • "Is the iPhone's Camera Finally Good Enough? Reviewers have lots of praise for the iPhone X—but that selfie might feel too accurate for comfort." Slate 8:13 AM
Non-Apple
  • "It's time to stop trusting Google search already" The Verge 11:12 AM
  • "Buying USB-C earbuds for my Pixel 2 was incredibly annoying and expensive" The Verge 10:13 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!!! - The TouchArcade Show #330" Touch Arcade 8:12 PM
  • "'Hero Emblems 2' Pushed Back to 2018, Fantastic New Gameplay Trailer Released" Touch Arcade 7:13 PM
  • "'World of Tanks' Blitz Twister Cup Finals Happening Tomorrow" Touch Arcade 2:55 PM
  • "Sonnet now shipping eGFX Breakaway Box 550 external GPU with 87W power delivery" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Forget standing desks, the biking desk is here (and on sale)" Mashable 11:12 AM
  • "[The Inner World - The Last Windmonk] The Charming Adventure Game Is Coming to iOS on November 22nd" Headup Games 11:03 AM
  • "Apple updates Clips app with iPhone X exclusive 'Scenes' feature" iLounge 9:58 AM
  • "Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Swiftkey iOS & Android update adds user photos to keyboard design" OnMSFT 8:51 AM
  • "The Apple App Store Is Now Offering Weekend Deals" AppAdvice 8:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "IBM's processor pushes quantum computing closer to 'supremacy'" Engadget 12:48 PM
  • "IBM Announces Two Fancy New Quantum Computers" Gizmodo 8:48 AM
  • "IBM outlines 50 qubit quantum computing prototype" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "IBM gives clients new control over data as GDPR approaches" ITProPortal 8:46 AM
  • "IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica" Quartz 3:04 PM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the importance of a company's core values" Yahoo! Finance Video 8:59 PM
  • "What do Microsoft's highly secure Windows 10 device standards tell us?" Sophos 8:58 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft and Google are Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud" Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "A critical look at the Microsoft Courier" MSPoweruser 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft being sued, Some Windows phones possibly infringed on patents" OnMSFT 8:55 AM
  • "HP's business laptop stands above the rest – All Hands on Tech" ITBusiness Canada 8:44 AM
  • "Dell and HPE-backed Big Switch launches partner programme" CRN UK 8:27 AM
  • "Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server" Techdirt 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Now Available in 750GB Version for roughly 3000 Euro" Guru3D 8:26 AM
  • "New Intel Graphics Driver adds 4K HDR streaming support" gHacks 8:25 AM
  • "AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia - Video" ZDNet 3:24 PM
  • "How AMD Has Overcome Its Previous Issues" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-G & AMD 4GB HBM GPU Pictured, Is This Vega 11?" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Leak reveals the Intel and AMD lovechild in all its Kaby Lake G(lory)" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a 'great loss' and Intel is playing GPU catch-up" TechRadar UK 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X wins CES Best of Innovation award" PC Retail 8:20 AM
  • "A deep dive into Cisco's intent-based networking" Network World 8:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's US Cash Generation Fell By $10B In Fiscal 2017" Forbes 7:14 PM
  • "Who are Apple's Main Competitors in the Tech Industry?" Investopedia 1:33 PM
  • "Apple Could Gain Another 12% From Here, TheStreet's Guilfoyle Says: New iPhone X and ongoing servicing of current Apple users should drive the stock higher." TheStreet 10:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow's 8-week rally comes to an end as tax-delay concerns persist: Disney, J.C. Penney rally after results; health care sector stumbles" MarketWatch 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Snags First Weekly Loss Since September as Tax Woes Pile High: Stocks finished the trading week mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 lower and the Nasdaq slightly higher." TheStreet 5:24 PM
  • "US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall" Associated Press 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Week Winning Streak: Tax reform proposed by Senate Republicans differs from the House plan, raising worries on prospects for a bill" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:23 PM
  • "European stocks suffer worst week in 3 months, hurt by earnings and stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, marking their worst weekly drop in three months by rounding it off with a disappointing outlook from Cartier parent Richemont and lingering concerns about tax-cut legislation in the U.S." MarketWatch 12:50 PM

 
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