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Tuesday Highlights: Luke Dormehl at Cult of Mac has a chat with the developers behind cracked code that revealed iPhone X; DigiTimes Research shows Apple leading Google in the race "for on-device AI development"; Erich Reimer at Seeking Alpha looks down the road at the long-term impact of new Bionic Neural Chip; Computerworld notes Apple's choice of Qi wirless charging platform puts it on a slower road than those used for Android phones; macOS High Sierra found to have vulnerability in Keychain password, will be fixed in update; here are 40 tips for High Sierra; when it comes to mobile OS adoption rates, Apple leads Android by a large margin; iFixit tears down new Apple TV 4K, Gizmodo calls it "a damn good set-top box"; op/ed at Engadget on the "information overload" potential of AR in our cars.

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  • "Apple's biggest spoilers: The devs who cracked the iPhone X code"  Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
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News
  • "Major macOS (incl. High Sierra) Keychain password extraction vulnerability to be addressed by Apple in update [Video] 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to ferret out problematic websites in macOS High Sierra" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's Safari update secretly mines data to protect your privacy: With the arrival of macOS High Sierra, differential privacy is now attached to device analytics." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Apple isn't collecting user data in Safari, it's collecting crappy website trends" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "High Sierra Reportedly Has a Password Problem [Updated] Gizmodo 8:12 AM
  • "High Sierra's day-one exploit, Apple chooses Google - Video" CNET 8:34 AM
  • "Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC support" AppleInsider 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who don't want to pay forever for Office 365: Unfortunately, the actual price of Office 2019 will have to wait." PCWorld 11:04 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free" Yahoo Finance 8:13 AM
  • "MacOS High Sierra has arrived: here's how to download and install it/MacOS High Sierra is here. Find out if your Mac can run Apple's next computer operating system and, if so, how to download and install it." CNET 11:17 AM
  • "How to Download and Install macOS High Sierra" LAPTOP Magazine 12:14 PM
  • "Apple's two-step authentication goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra"  Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "macOS Keychain vulnerability — what you need to know!" iMore 10:58 AM
  • "40 tips to get the most from your Mac (and macOS 'High Sierra')" Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "How to use the new Notes features in macOS High Sierra" Apple Must 9:41 AM
  • "How to use Mail Split View in macOS High Sierra" Apple Must 9:49 AM
  • "New Live Photos Features" MacMost 8:15 AM
Op/Ed
  • "keychainStealer is Real, but Shouldn't Stop You from Upgrading to macOS High Sierra" The Mac Observer 10:41 AM
  • "So. Should I upgrade to MacOS High Sierra?" The Register 10:17 AM
  • "This Is Where iTunes Is Bloated" Kirkville 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intego Software Updated for macOS High Sierra Compatibility" Intego 12:11 PM
  • "Upgrade to iMazing 2 - Ready for iOS 11 and iPhone 8" iMazing 10:38 AM
  • "OWC Launches SoftRAID Update – Now Compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra - Keeps Precious Files Protected Against Disk Failure" Thomas PR 10:23 AM
  • "MacOS High Sierra Support: I have tested all Red Sweater's apps against macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and as far as I am aware there are no issues. All of my apps are compatible with the update. Enjoy!" Red Sweater Software 8:13 AM
  • "Tiliam Research Launches MotionBend Video Stabilisation Plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion" fcp.co 8:13 AM
  • "Twocanoes Software announces that Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra Ready" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Twocanoes Software announces that Winclone 6 is High Sierra Ready" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS High Sierra" prMac 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS 11 adoption rate shows just how behind most Android users are" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Apple sold an incredible number of Watches over the past year" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "iFixit gives us the inside scope on Apple's latest product releases" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone X has face recognition but this heart-scan authentication goes one better: A heart-based authentication system keeps you logged in until you walk away from the device." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Apple TV listing appears on Amazon ahead of Prime Video app release" 9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Ikea is roasting Apple for overpriced charging mats" Mashable 10:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC declares that USA's wireless competition problem has been solved: Ajit Pai's FCC says mobile market is competitive, in change from Obama years." Ars Technica 12:14 PM
  • "Google Home's biggest flaw fixed: Support for reminders finally arrives" Ars Technica 10:04 AM
  • "Your phone's GPS is about to get a massive upgrade" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Where the software industry is growing outside Silicon Valley: Indiana and North Carolina are among the states seeing the fastest growth." Recode 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "#208: Even Mantis Shrimps Can't See It/Resurrected Apple television arguments, explaining quantum computing, Apple's Bing-for-Google swap, and our favorite games that iOS 11 leaves by the wayside." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:08 PM
  • "keychainStealer Explained, App Store Pricing Rant -TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-26" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 206: Quit making fun of my phone" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "MacVoices #17194: Nick Mattingly On the Newest Capabilities of Switcher Studio" MacVoices 7:17 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone X Comes With 2,716mAh Battery and 3GB of RAM" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X to boast 2,716mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, Chinese regulatory filing shows" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "IHS Markit Teardown Reveals What Higher Apple iPhone 8 Plus Cost Actually Buys" Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 Plus carries over US$280 BOM, IHS teardown reveals" DigiTimes 7:21 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $295.44 to make, says IHS Markit" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "The iPhone X's battery is even bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 software update for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 12:11 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.0.1 Update With Bug Fixes" MacRumors 12:11 PM
  • "Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID" AppleInsider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple patent shows that you shouldn't count Touch ID out just yet" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for 3D Touch which was Introduced with their 2015 iPhone 6S" Patently Apple 8:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Walmart has an iPhone 8 deal that you absolutely have to check out" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:20 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple TV 4K Is a Damn Good Set-Top Box" Gizmodo 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch Diary: How Apple finally persuaded me to upgrade" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 Plus beats the best smartphone camera from Samsung" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Some Sample Photos Shot with the iPhone 8+" Kirkville 11:17 AM
  • "Bose QuietComfort 35 II Review: Google Assistant is a game changer for my favorite headphones ever" 9to5Google 10:25 AM
  • "Anker SoundCore A3102 Bluetooth speaker review" TechHive 7:53 AM
  • "WD My Cloud Home Duo review: Super easy to use, but also super slow and short on features" TechHive 7:53 AM
  • "The Jam Symphony is a solid wireless speaker, though it has issues" Apple World Today 7:19 AM
  • "Review: Mofily YoCam Waterproof HD Life Camera" iDrop News 12:52 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 solves one of the biggest issues with having multiple Apple devices in your family" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "iOS 11 Feature Focus: Control Center" Thurrott 8:56 AM
  • "iOS 11 Brings New Document Manager to iWorks" TidBITS 8:13 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Apple TV 4K Teardown"  iFixit 7:49 AM
  • "How to use Apple's terrific document scanner in iOS 11: You don't need a separate app anymore" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "watchOS 4: How to customize and use the new Siri face on Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 10:58 AM
  • "How to Remove App Drawer in iOS 11"s Messages App for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 10:38 AM
  • "How to force restart an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "How to Share iCloud Storage With Family Members in iOS 11" AppAdvice 8:35 AM
Tips
  • "Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid data entry problems" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Get the Most Out of iOS 11 With These Cool Camera Tricks" Wired 8:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple iPhone X: 10 Logical Reasons Why You Can't Wait To Buy This Phone" Forbes 1:07 PM
  • "Why There Are No Standalone Apple Watch Podcast Players" MacStories 12:10 PM
  • "Face TimeSEP 26, '17 6:32 PM: Since the iPhone launched 10 years ago, 1,253,000,000 units have been sold.[1] Given that they don't last forever, we can assume that only the most recent units sold are still in use. If we measure only units sold in the last 3 years, the total is about 663 million. Rounding down, we can say that there are perhaps 650 million iPhones in use." asymco 11:45 AM
  • "Is Apple Still Innovating?" Quora 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Gets It Right With The iPhone X" Seeking Alpha 11:17 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 Is a Perfect Example of Why Battery Life Never Gets Better"  Popular Mechanics 10:27 AM
  • "iPhone users urged not to update to 'problematic' iOS 11" The New Daily 10:26 AM
  • "Security Alert: Why You Should Update to iOS 11 Now" Tom's Guide 10:26 AM
  • "Driving with AR glasses may be information overload: Does augmented reality really belong in your car?"  Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Here's One More Reason to Skip iPhone 8 for iPhone X" Tom's Guide 8:57 AM
  • "Comment: Why the iPhone X appears to be power-hungry despite more efficient OLED screen" 9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "I'll never use Apple's Face ID" Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Fourth time's the charm: Google to win again" Macworld 7:53 AM
Non-Apple
  • "My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user: Sir. Have you no, er, shame?" The Register 11:45 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: What's Missing From the LTE Apple Watch?" iMore 8:53 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "App Camp for Girls 2017 Compendium App Released" MacStories 1:08 PM
  • "Shazam Launches Redesigned, Faster Apple Watch App" MacStories 12:40 PM
  • "Apple TV returns to Amazon after a 2-year exile" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Plex News comes to Apple TV, iPhone & iPad with over 190 sources" AppleInsider 11:34 AM
  • "These USB-C chargers support Fast Charge in iPhone 8, iPhone X & iPad Pro" iDownload Blog 10:42 AM
  • "The 10 Best iOS 11 ARKit Games for Your iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 10:38 AM
  • "NuORDER Announces the NuORDER 4.0 Mobile App" Business Wire 10:22 AM
  • "QuickerTek Announces External Battery For USB Type-C 2015-2017 MacBook And MacBook Pro" MacPrices 9:49 AM
  • "Alexa Now Plays Nice With Amazon Music for iOS, Android" PC Magazine 9:47 AM
  • "ARKIT powered Virtual Drone Simulator Released" PRWeb 8:59 AM
  • "Tenorshare Released a New Program Named iTransGo" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "This thermal pouch protects your iPhone from extreme, damaging temperatures" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "Top Casual iPad and iPhone Games of 2017" Apple Gazette 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is releasing Office 2019 next year" The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Office 2019" Thurrott 10:02 AM
  • "Samsung reportedly working on a Windows Mixed Reality headset" The Verge 6:01 AM
  • "AI startup Appier hires Sean Chu from Microsoft to head its Asia growth strategy" TechCrunch 6:14 AM
  • "Azure Service Fabric on Linux hits general availability" Neowin 7:54 AM
  • "Intel investigates chips designed like your brain to turn the AI tide: A rivals close in, the chipmaker takes a punt on 'neuromorphic' processors" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "New Reviews Demolish The Myth Of Threadripper Value" Seeking Alpha 5:55 AM
  • "Intel's New Desktop Processor Is No Threat to NVIDIA: Intell calls it the company's 'best gaming processor ever,' but that won't stop gamers from buying great GPUs." The Motley Fool 7:11 AM
  • "Intel investigates chips designed like your brain to turn the AI tide: As rivals close in, the chipmaker takes a punt on 'neuromorphic' processors" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "AMD Confirms RX Vega Won't Support 3-Way, 4-Way, Crossfire Configurations" ExtremeTech 8:50 AM
  • "Dell EMC, Splunk fighting against big data 'rip and replace': Dell EMC discusses challenges partners face when it comes to big data and analytics deployments" Channelnomics 7:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will Cut down its Workforce by 5,000 Globally" Fashion Observer 24 7:08 AM
  • "Sprocket is HP's answer to instant printer: The pocket-sized device can print directly from a phone or tablet" Gulf News 7:09 AM
  • "Where the software industry is growing outside Silicon Valley: Indiana and North Carolina are among the states seeing the fastest growth." Recode 5:55 AM
  • "Researchers can use the size of your heart to unlock a PC: You're the right user, Mr. Grinch." Engadget 6:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares bounce back after Raymond James sees 'surprising' demand for iPhone X" CNBC 8:56 AM
  • "Wall Street analyst says 'no supercycle' from the iPhone X" Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "Wall Street Analyst Says 'Buy the Dip' as Apple's Stock Price Steadily Declines in September" MacRumors 8:53 AM
  • "Has Apple Stock Made A Long-Term Top?" Forbes 8:31 AM
  • "Apple - Correction Or Top?" Forbes 8:56 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. Tech Companies Could Lead $250 Billion of Tax Repatriation Under GOP Bill" TheStreet 12:00 PM
  • "Hottest American stocks in 2017 get the bulk of sales from outside the U.S." USA Today 12:00 PM
  • "Equifax CEO steps down following massive hack" FOXBusiness 12:01 PM
  • "A Foolish Take: The 5 most valuable start-ups in America" The Motley Fool 6:32 AM
  • "Midday Update: Stocks Surrender Early Gains Ahead on Fresh North Korean News, Soft Econ Data" Nasdaq 12:01 PM
  • "Global stocks lower as investors watch US-N. Korea tensions" Associated Press 6:32 AM
  • "European Stocks Struggle for Direction as Oil Prices Edge Lower Ahead of Inventory Projections" MT Newswires 6:32 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher After Selloff: Investors look ahead to Yellen speech in Cleveland for signs on Fed monetary policy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:02 PM
  • "Tech stocks, North Korea keep Asian markets on the fence" MarketWatch 6:33 AM
  • "European stocks waver after North Korea sparks fresh fears of nuclear war" MarketWatch 6:33 AM

 
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