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Friday Highlights: Nicole Kobie of Wired UK investigates Apple's revolving employee door of late, but notes experts who don't think it is a problem; the future of Augmented Reality goes beyond gaming according to Ben Dickson, all the way to changing our decision-making; got Calendar sync woes on your Mac?; PCWorld's password manager reviews cover 1Password, Sticky Password, Keeper, Dashlane, LastPass, and True Key; Apple sets out to help India's trains reach speeds over 600 Kph; editorial content showing up in App Store on iOS 11 beta; State Farm and Wisconsin resident file $75,000 lawsuit against Apple over "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S that caused house fire; Verizon alleged to be throttling Netflix, YouTube.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple is losing staff by the dozen. But that's not a problem: Apple is still loved by its staff, even if a lot of them are ditching out for Tesla, Snap, and its other rivals"  Wired UK 8:03 AM
  • "AR's future is more than just games, it will change the way we make decisions"  The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Will Eventually Bring Back Billions of Dollars From Overseas: Market Recon"  TheStreet 8:23 AM
  • "Apple is lagging the market as iPhone 8 woes mount" [Video Report] Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months" MacRumors 11:13 AM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien named Apple's vice president of People: Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, Deirdre will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University." Apple 12:42 PM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "macOS High Sierra beta: How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 2:46 PM
  • "What to do when a calendar isn't syncing to your Mac" Macworld 8:02 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "1Password review: Capable password manager is missing some key features/Emphasizes security but at the expense of automation." PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Sticky Password review: Strong features behind a bare-bones interface" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Keeper review: A strong focus on security" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Dashlane review: This password manager makes you smarter about security" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "LastPass review: This virtual vault makes password protection effortless" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "True Key by Intel Security review: This password manager wants to eliminate passwords/True Key uses faces, fingerprints, and trusted devices to ensure your login credentials aren't compromised." PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "How to Import Videos From an iPhone to a Mac" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "How to customize website options for Safari on Mac in macOS High Sierra" iMore 10:00 AM
  • "Mac unlock with Apple Watch not working? Try these simple steps" iDownload Blog 2:28 PM
  • "How to delete specific pages from Safari history in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To LaunchPad" MacMost 7:46 AM
  • "More Backup And Sync For Your Mac" Mac 360 8:16 AM
  • "Another Way To Drag And Drop On A Mac" Mac 360 7:58 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The future of the Finder: The desktop metaphor is practical and useful, but maybe it's time to move on to a new way to use our computers." Macworld 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "proDAD Brings Legendary Mercalli SAL Video Stabilizer Application to the Mac" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins" Architosh 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is the most profitable company in the Fortune 500" Apple 3.0 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Backed by Tech Giants in Ongoing Spat with Qualcomm" Zacks 10:01 AM
  • "Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm" DigiTimes 8:00 AM
  • "Intel opens fire in solo FTC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Gets Another Ally in its Qualcomm Patent Royalty Fight" The Mac Observer 8:24 AM
  • "Apple helping Indian Railways to increase train speeds over 600 km per hour" PTI 8:27 AM
  • "Does Apple Plan to Transform Rail Transport?" Apple Must 8:26 AM
  • "iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Wisconsin Resident Sues Apple For Over $75,000, Claims Defective iPhone Caused House Fire" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "Rachel Krevans, Pioneering Litigator and Lawyer to Apple, Dies at 60" The Recorder 2:28 PM
  • "Rachel Krevans, Pioneering Litigator and Lawyer to Apple, Dies at 60 | The Recorder" AppleInsider 2:28 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple unseats Nokia as top smartphone vendor" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon admits to throttling Netflix, says 'network testing' is to blame" BGR 2:29 PM
  • "Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents" ["Offering a two-speed Internet, where some services get faster speeds than others, is precisely what net neutrality is designed to prevent."] 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Sprint mocks Verizon with Twice the Price pop-up shop stunt" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Amazon's discount policy is being investigated by the FTC: The commission is responding to a letter from Consumer Watchdog." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars: Carmakers aren't ready for the upgrade backlash they're about to face" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Google's been running a secret test to detect bogus ads — and its findings should make the industry nervous" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye" Wired 7:55 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "When to Really Force Quit iPhone Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-21" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "Is the future VR ... or AR? Google VR boss Clay Bavor explains why the two technologies aren't so different on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 8:23 AM
  • "Why Apple's making an iPhone Pro, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year's 'iPhone 9'" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple reportedly chose LG to be the only supplier of L-shaped batteries for next year's iPhone" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "The iPhone 9's L-shaped batteries could be coming from another major rival" Mashable 10:41 AM
  • "Original Apple Watch Models Needing Repairs Can Now be Replaced With Series 1 Models" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw" TidBITS 2:29 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is $275 at Best Buy: Deal or no deal?" CNET 2:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by up to $400 for new upgrades" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM

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Reviews
  • "Smart Home Diary: What will & won't make the cut in my new home?" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "The Rayz Plus stand out in a crowded field of earphones for iOS devices" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to remove EXIF data from your photos on Mac" iMore 8:27 AM
Tips
  • "How to Use the Same Calendar Across All Your Apple Devices" Apple Must 9:57 AM
  • "16 essential iOS typing tips for iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 9:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "HomePod Could Be the Next Big Driver of Apple Stock" InvestorPlace 12:42 PM
  • "How ARKit will deliver the future of maps" Cult of Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Wearables Still Have an Important Role to Play" Tech.pinions 8:55 AM
  • "It's Time To Break Up Apple Again" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "I just went to D23 for the first time and my iPhone was my lifeline" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Dark Wi-Fi' Targets Mac, iPhone, iPad" NoodleMac 8:21 AM
  • "Why we love to talk dirty to Apple's Siri" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Waiting on Apple's podcast recording app—or for better GarageBand features: It wouldn't take much for Apple to offer a stem-to-stern podcast solution, covering everything from recording to editing to publishing. So, why haven't they done it?" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "How Apple Could Crash And Burn" Mac360 7:58 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Qualcomm Begins To Look Like IBM" Forbes 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's most baffling release yet, Surface Laptop is just a laptop" Ars Technica 8:28 AM
  • "I hacked my body for a future that never came" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "How I finally broke my Facebook addiction" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Asimov's Laws won't actually stop robots from harming us, so here's a better solution" The Next Web 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'ROME: Total War – Alexander' Arriving on iPad Next Thursday, July 27th" Touch Arcade 12:43 PM
  • "GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode" AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Moves Away from White Label Event App, Creating Winner Take All Opportunity; DoubleDutch Prepared to Win" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "Puzzler 'Yankai's Triangle' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Google Play Music is now available on CarPlay" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft stock is at an all-time, 31-year high" Recode 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud business continues to offset weaker operations" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Reaps Rewards of Its Cloud-Computing Business" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft is waging a quiet war against elite Russian hackers" Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Why isn't IBM's Watson supercomputer making money?" Wired UK 9:22 AM
  • "Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough To Spin Big Blue's Ai Into Green?" Wired 9:22 AM
  • "National College Of Ireland (NCI) And IBM Collaborate On Cybersecurity Skills Shortage" Business World (Ireland) 9:21 AM
  • "Review: HP Spectre x2 (2017)" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "Dell's first 'Dell HDR' monitor is here! But can't really do HDR.." PCGamesN 9:18 AM
  • "Dell EMC Launches Exclusive Distribution Product Line" Comms Business 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Clover Trail PCs will never get Windows 10 Creators Update" Hexus 9:14 AM
  • "Intel accuses Qualcomm of abusing its mobile chip monopoly" Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Intel Clover Trail PCs – security updates until 2023 only" SlashGear 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick available for US$79" Hexus 9:13 AM
  • "AI at the edge: Intel's Irish acquisition Movidius reveals $79 AI stick" SiliconRepublic 9:12 AM
  • "Intel's 12-core Core i9 may cede megahertz war to AMD" Tech Central 9:08 AM
  • "REVIEWS/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7800X: 30 Game Battle!" TechSpot 9:07 AM
  • "7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance" PCWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle Patches 308 Vulnerabilities in July Critical Patch Update" eWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle's monster update emphasizes flaws in critical business applications" ITworld 9:06 AM
  • "You're Never Too Small: 5 Rules For Small Businesses Facing An Oracle Audit" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "Enterprises can put Oracle's entire public cloud in the DC - TechCentral.ie" Tech Central 9:05 AM
  • "Annese CEO: Acquisition By ConvergeOne Brings Cisco Call Center Capability, More Support For Bigger Customers" CRN 9:04 AM
  • "Destruction of service attacks an existential threat to business, says Cisco" ComputerWeekly 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco: Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses" FiestPost 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco Warns of Coming 'Destruction of Service' Attacks" InfoSecurity 9:02 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple iPhone Delay The Reason For Weakness In Skyworks Shares?" Benzinga 12:42 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market pulls back from records; GE disappoints: U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with major indexes retreating from near-record levels as industrial stocks led the market lower following disappointing results from General Electric Co." MarketWatch 12:02 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Lower as GE and Energy Sector Are Big Drags: Stocks held lower on Friday, July 21, as disappointing guidance from General Electric Co. and a slump in crude oil prices kept markets under pressure." TheStreet 12:00 PM
  • "Stocks' Winning Streak At Risk As GE Sinks Dow, Top Chips Pause: The major market indexes pared losses by early afternoon. The tech-heavy Nasdaq appeared set to snap its 10-day winning streak, falling 0.1%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 declined 0.15%, and the Dow Jones industrial average moved down 0.25%." Investor's Business Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Short Sellers Give Up as Stocks Run to New Records: Times are tough for skeptics of the bull market." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:53 AM
  • "Upcoming Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon earnings may add more fuel to market rally: The stock market continues to reach new highs, thanks in large part to strong earnings results from U.S. companies. And next week, key reports from tech titans such as Google parent Alphabet, social media powerhouse Facebook and online retail leader Amazon could determine if the rally can continue on Wall Street." USA Today 7:53 AM
  • "Siemens halts Russian deliveries after turbines found in Crimea: German industrial conglomerate Siemens said Friday it is halting deliveries of power generation equipment to state-controlled companies in Russia after some of the turbines it sold to Russia were reportedly sent to Crimea." AP 11:57 AM
  • "Asian markets cool off following recent surge: Equities across the Asia-Pacific region were lower on Friday, but Australian stocks pared some of their early losses following a sharp fall in the Australian dollar." MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "European stocks struggle to break grip of stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, weighed by strength in the euro, as the flow of corporate earnings results failed to provide a lift." MarketWatch 7:50 AM

 
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