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Thursday Highlights: Ireland calls EU's fining Apple for €13 billion unjustified—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; revival of worker lawsuit against Apple over long security checks while employees off the clock; iDownload Blog lists over 100 new features you'll find in macOS High Sierra; Tim Cook voices opposition to Trump's remarks on Chartlottesville protest, racist violence, donating $1 million each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and doubling employee donations; Patently Apple calls remarks "preachy"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Matthew Roberts posts his latest drone flyover of Apple Park; McDonald's uses iPhone 8 mockup in advertisement; MacRumors notes Asia report that Apple Watch Series 3 has entered "final testing phase"; AppAdvice takes a look at new ESPN MultiCast on Apple TV.

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  • "Will Apple's Risk-Aversion Doom Its TV Efforts? Apple's not the rabble-rouser it was 30 years ago. Executives will have to decide whether the brand should be associated with controversial content."  Barron's 1:38 PM
  • "Ireland says EU's 13 bln euro Apple tax bill unjustified"  Reuters 8:20 AM
  • "Ireland Says the EU isn't Justified Asking Apple for €13 Billion in Taxes"  Gizmodo UK 8:18 AM
  • "Irish finance minister decries EU's demand for $15B+ in Apple back taxes, says it's not Ireland's job" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Lawsuit revived over Apple retail workers' pay during security checks" Ars Technica 8:34 AM
  • "Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court: Apple may have to pay its employees extra for time it spends rifling through their personal belongings at work, if it loses a long-running lawsuit that is now in front of the Californian Supreme Court." The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Apple set to stream with $1B budgeted for original content" Boston Herald 8:27 AM
  • "Creative Ways To Use Safari Bookmarks" MacMost 10:57 AM
  • "How to set up and access iCloud Drive on the Mac" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "How Final Cut Pro X (and Replaced the Professional Post Production House I Couldn't Afford" 1:56 PM
Press Releases
  • "Skype Brings Next-Generation Mobile Experience to Desktop in New Mac Preview" MacRumors 1:08 PM
  • "e-on Software's Release 3 of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory Now Available" Architosh 9:34 AM
  • "Eltima releases Cargo VPN - An essential Privacy Tool for your web life" prMac 9:36 AM
  • "Asteroid : Space Defence for Mac OS X - A Retro Arcade Shooter" prMac 8:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook slams Trump's remarks on racist violence in Charlottesville" ["Cook also announced he would donate $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, who he said were striving to 'rid our country of hate.'"]  New York Post 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook pens memo denouncing white supremacy" CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville" CNNMoney 8:26 AM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation" BBC 8:26 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Donate $2 Million to Anti-Hate Groups | Money" Money 12:19 PM
  • "Apple Pulls Apple Pay Support from Websites Selling White Supremacist Merchandise" MacTrast 8:34 AM
  • "Using Apple's ARKit for creative and historical expression" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "AT&T revives free Apple TV offer for new DirecTV Now subscribers" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "McDonald's Generates Buzz With Ad Showing iPhone 8 Mockup" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Unofficial iPhone 8 rendering used in McDonald's PR stunt" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs' stolen iPad turns up in clown town" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Essential Phone is finally available, according to its creator" Mashable 1:08 PM
  • "Tech has yet to totally bail on Trump: But the companies and execs aiding the American Technology Council are growing wary." Recode 12:19 PM
  • "Facebook cracks down on spammy videos" Axios 12:19 PM
  • "Video: Nokia 8 to take on iPhone and Galaxy smartphones" Belfast Telegraph 8:55 AM
  • "Nokia Challenges Apple and Samsung With the 'Bothie'" Investopedia 8:53 AM
  • "WeWork Hires Apple Executive to Oversee Products" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:26 AM
  • "No Apple Pay for Hate Sites, the Growing Surveillance State -TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-17" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 Enters 'Final Testing Phase' Ahead of Rumored September Launch" MacRumors 11:07 AM
  • "Report: Apple Watch Series 3 enters final testing for end of the year launch" 9to5Mac 12:19 PM
  • "Apple Watch 3 launch likely at year-end 2017, says report" DigiTimes 8:45 AM
  • "Alleged Apple 'iPhone 8' internal part mistakenly identified, could instead be external charging pad" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Supposed iPhone 8 wireless charging PCB component surfaces in new photos" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's invents a Rotationally Symmetric Speaker Array System that can detect where the listener is in the Room" Patently Apple 8:25 AM
  • "Two Apple patents hint at future iterations of the upcoming HomePod" Apple World Today 8:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy Planning 50-Hour Sale With Discounts on iPhone, MacBook, iMac and More This Friday" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM

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  • "Apple MacBook Air (2017) review: An old friend shows its age" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Review : Bolt-S USB-C cable brings MagSafe back to the Mac" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Review: Nuvyyo Tablo Dual 64GB Over-the-Air Television DVR" iLounge 11:11 AM
  • "The udop docking station is good, but could be even better" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Play Ball: A First Look at ESPN MultiCast on Apple TV" AppAdvice 11:31 AM
  • "How to set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone" iMore 12:19 PM
  • "How to photograph the eclipse with your iPhone (and how not to)" 9to5Mac 11:07 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to Setup and use Apple Music's new Social Tools" Apple Must 8:00 AM
  • "8 Things You Didn't Know Siri Could Do" [Slideshow] iDrop News 1:08 PM
  • "New iOS 11 Security Feature Lets You Quickly Disable Touch ID" iClarified 1:41 PM
  • "iOS 11 lets you disable Touch ID to keep cops out of your device" Cult of Mac 11:11 AM
  • "A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. Estimates That Google Is Paying Apple $3 Billion to Remain the Default Safari Search Engine" ["If Apple was willing to dump Google Maps, they'd be willing to dump Google Search too."] Daring Fireball 1:08 PM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone 7 Headphones Don't Work on the Latest MacBook" Lifehacker 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Is Still Selling iPods, But Why?" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "Here's proof that the iPhone 8 will finally catch up to Android in one important way" BGR 9:45 AM
  • "Imagining the iPhone 8 wasn't enough, so a designer dove into iOS 12" BGR 8:57 AM
  • "Why Apple's not going to sell an OLED TV" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's CEO Sends out another Preachy Memo to Calm down Snowflake Employees"  Patently Apple 8:25 AM
  • "How Apple can make the AirPods 2 even better: Could noise-cancelling AirPods ever become a reality?" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "Unfair share: Only one company's environmental record gets examined" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "This smart lock fiasco proves the Internet of Stupid is alive and well" ReadWrite 8:26 AM
  • "Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "American Fashion Trend for the summer of 2017" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Through the Ages' Mobile Version to be Released September 14" Touch Arcade 1:08 PM
  • "'Ticket to Earth' Episode 2: Crash is Coming August 24th as a Free Update" Touch Arcade 11:11 AM
  • "Square Enix Have Just Released a Restaurant Management Game Called 'Meshi Quest: Five-Star Kitchen'" Touch Arcade 9:45 AM
  • "ESPN App For Apple TV Can Now Stream 4 Games At Once, A Feature We Didn't Know We Need Until Now" Tech Times 8:56 AM
  • "Tapinator Launches Dice Mage 2" PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "Mobile Game Revenues Leading Billion Dollar Gaming Market" PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "City of Marietta Enters Testing Phase to Roll Out New 'Smart City' Marietta TravelSafely App: City to Connect First Responders, School Beacons, Driver Feedback Signs, Vehicles, Pedestrians, School and Traffic Signals" Business Wire 8:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Research takes inspiration from nature for its latest AI-powered initiative" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.1613 is now available - here's what's fixed" Neowin 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft releases the August update of OneNote for Windows 10 - here's what's new" Neowin 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Still Doesn't Know When Xbox One X Pre-Orders Will Start" WCCFTech 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Touts Serverless Computing With Azure Event Grid" Silicon UK 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft makes a cool extension for Chrome, and should make more" MSPoweruser 6:53 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake event photo confirms leaked specs" Guru3D 6:43 AM
  • "Intel's next-gen CPUs have a name" PC Retail 6:43 AM
  • "Intel's 8th-gen CPUs are called Ice Lake. And so are the 9th-gen: Chipzilla in overlapping naming weirdness mess" The Register 6:43 AM
  • "Asset manager calls Intel a 'hidden value'" Seeking Alpha 7:05 AM
  • "BT and Dell-EMC collaborate to research SDN" CIOL 6:45 AM
  • "BT and Dell EMC Team up to Research Flexible, Software-Defined Networks of the Future" Al Bawaba 6:45 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Turns Dark Data In To Ad Gold, Bob Lord Says" Beet.TV 6:49 AM
  • "IBM Z mainframe debuts in SA" IT-Online 6:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow on Track for First Day in Red in Five Days as Cisco, Walmart Drop: Stocks are lower." TheStreet 11:44 AM
  • "Ackman: ADP's management team lacks 'critical capabilities'" FOXBusiness 11:45 AM
  • "Stocks Remain Firmly In The Red In Mid-Day Trading - U.S. Commentary" Nasdaq 11:45 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Down Following Disappointing Earnings Results: Retail and technology companies lead S&P 500 down" [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Asian tech stocks jump, but broad gauges end mixed" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "European stocks pull back as Fed rate-hike doubts hurt bank shares" MarketWatch 7:56 AM

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