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Have you experienced the "touch disease" on your iPhone 6/6 Plus as described by iFixit? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Steven Levy gets an exclusive with Apple execs delving into "how AI and machine learning work at Apple"; New York Times looks at Apple Energy plans; Business Insider calls Tim Cook "the most powerful business leader in the world"—additional reports on Cook's 5 year anniversary as CEO in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; The Motley Fool questions whether or not Apple will use Intel's custom foundry for A-series chips; Touch Disease flaw affecting some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models getting more press today, what will Apple's response be?; beware of fake invoice scam hitting Apple, Netflix customers, tricking people into giving bank details; Macworld talks 3rd-party cookie disabling to prevent browser-based attacks; Woz believes Apple is making a mistake if it gets rid of the audio jack on iPhones, but does see USB-C as audio's future; ex-employee of Apple Music doesn't have kind words for competitors, says they leave indie labels 'powerless'; packaging suggests iPhone 6 SE to arrive with iPhone 7 this fall, though many doubt authenticity.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "U.S. raises concerns over European tax probe involving American companies" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:25 PM
  • "Is Apple Being Targeted by the EU?"  Bloomberg 6:25 PM
  • "Treasury Blasts European Tax Investigation of Multinationals" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:26 PM
  • "An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple"  Backchannel 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer/The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: 'This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.'"  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "The rise of Apple CEO Tim Cook, the most powerful business leader in the world"  Business Insider 12:34 PM
  • "Tim Cook has done a great job in five years: Motley Fool" CNBC Videos 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook era in five charts: It's been five years since Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO." Recode 1:07 PM
  • "After 5 Years As Apple CEO, Tim Cook Scores C-" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Report card: How has Tim Cook fared after five years as CEO?" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook's crucial role at Apple extends well beyond his 5 years as CEO" AppleInsider 9:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook Reaches Five-Year Mark As Apple CEO, Can Claim $100 Million In Bonuses" Digital Trends 12:35 PM
  • "Is Apple innovating enough? GVA Research's David Garrity says Apple is falling behind in new technology areas such as driverless vehicle technologies and virtual reality." CNBC Videos 8:44 AM
  • "Will Apple Use an Intel Custom Foundry to Build Future A-Series Chips? A look at whether such an arrangement makes sense at some point in the future."  The Motley Fool 8:20 AM
  • "Touchscreen chip flaw renders some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices useless: Scores of users complain of broken or unresponsive screens, which repair specialists report is down to a widespread flaw in touchscreen chips"  The Guardian 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone 6 phones infected with 'Touch Disease' that makes screens useless" Telegraph 7:36 AM
  • "Apple accused of iPhone 6 'touch disease' defect" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "'Touch Disease' breaking Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens -- millions of devices at risk" BetaNews 12:35 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple and Netflix customers are being targeted in a fake invoice e-mail scam duping them into handing over their bank details"  This is Money 10:24 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "A Layman's Guide to Ransomware Protection" Intego 12:35 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Paragon Hard Disk Manager review: Total control of your Mac's storage devices" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "How to install the Microsoft 'C' fonts (Calibri, Candara etc) on a Mac" Mac Kung Fu 8:08 AM
  • "Disable third-party cookies as a hedge against a new browser-based attack: It's not about ad blocking, but rather an unintended consequence that you can mitigate." Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "How to Summarize Lengthy Documents & Pages in Mac OS" OS X Daily 1:23 PM
  • "Using the Mac Color Picker" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "Checking Your 'Find My Mac' Status (And Why You Might Need To!)" The Mac Observer 7:33 AM
  • "Yet Another Great Mac Todo Task Manager" Mac360 7:33 AM
  • "Got eBooks? Hate iBooks? Put Clearview On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Typinator 6.10" TidBITS 2:08 PM
  • "Update: Daylite & Billings Pro Compatibility with macOS Sierra & iOS 10" Marketcircle Blog 1:07 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Woz Laments No Headphone Jack on iPhone 7, Sees USB-C as Future of Audio" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak to Apple: Keep the iPhone's headphone jack" CNNMoney 8:32 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak has free advice for Apple on how to fix the iPhone 7's major issue" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "Wozniak Warns Against Ditching iPhone Headphone Jack" PC Magazine 9:40 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak Says Apple Should Not Eliminate Headphone Jack in iPhone 7" Time 2:06 PM
  • "eCommerce vendors are anxious to reach Apple users" Apple Must 11:31 AM
  • "Apple customers spend an estimated $1 per day" iDownload Blog 10:19 AM
  • "Apple suggests five new professional emoji be added to Unicode Standard" AppleInsider 6:24 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook hosting fundraising dinner for Hillary Clinton tonight" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO Sculley says he'd give Tim Cook an 'A++'" CNBC 7:16 PM
  • "Apple Music's Reliance on Exclusives Coming Under Fire From Labels and Critics" MacRumors 12:36 PM
  • "Former Apple Music employee bashes Spotify, Tidal and cheap fans: Sean Glass, who was involved in Apple's exclusive launches by big stars like Frank Ocean, says Tidal gives 'zero value' and Spotify leaves indie labels 'powerless'." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google to Penalize Sites Running Pop-Up Ads on Mobile Devices" eWeek 6:08 PM
  • "U.S. appeals court sends BlackBerry lawsuit back to lower court" Reuters 11:43 AM
  • "Hmmm, This Logo Sure Looks Familiar" Wired 9:44 AM
  • "Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi to Enter US Market" 24/7 Wall St. 9:06 AM
  • "YouTube wants to conquer your living room" Tech Insider 8:55 AM
  • "More Than Two Thirds of Consumers Have Never Bought a Digital Video" Variety 8:48 AM
  • "Verizon First, T-Mobile Last in New Wireless Study" 24/7 Wall St. 7:31 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "ACM 374: The Apple Narrative, Music Industry Directives, and Samsung's Spoiled Milk" The Mac Observer 5:47 PM
  • "The DevMate Survey of Mac Developers About The Mac App Store" MacVoices 2:50 PM
  • "Upgrade #103: Significant Figures" Six Colors 2:08 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-24: Interview with Andrew Tokuda, aka Digital Droo" The Mac Observer 10:15 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPhone 7 Photos Leaked By Taiwanese Pop Star" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Suspect order assembly sheet purports to confirm 256GB 'iPhone 7' capacity" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Sketchy product packaging photos suggest 'iPhone 6 SE' branding as iPhone 7 event nears" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "iPhones May Get Curved Screens Next Year" DailyTech 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Confirms iOS 9.3.4 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for MacBook Pro, promising up to 10x performance increase" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3" MacRumors 6:24 PM
  • "Following iOS 9.3.4 security release, Apple no longer signing iOS 9.3.3" 9to5Mac 6:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

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Reviews
  • "Review – Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ noise-cancelling headphones" Australian Macworld 9:29 PM
  • "The $20 fix that will end your MacBook MagSafe 2 power connector woes" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming" TechHive 8:04 AM
  • "Review: Epson XP-430 multifunction printer delivers big-time" Cult of Mac 12:36 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "This Creativity App Is Great for iPad-Obsessed Kids" Time 9:56 AM
  • "Look Into My Eyes: A Hypnotherapy App Is Here To Retrain Your Brain For The Better" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to set up Reminders lists on iPhone or iPad" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "How to use iOS 10's new Bedtime feature" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "How to stop killing your data plan when using Music for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "How to access the iCloud Drive app in iOS 10" iMore 8:17 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple claims there's a lot of 'hidden' AI already in iOS" phoneArena 9:29 PM
  • "What You Need to Know about the U.S. Defending Apple's European Taxes"  The Mac Observer 8:48 PM
  • "Apple Hopes a Friendlier Siri Will Make You Use It More" Tom's Guide 6:25 PM
  • "The Carter Crater - Can the Apple TV be Saved?" Touch Arcade 12:34 PM
  • "Apple Under Tim Cook: More Socially Responsible, Less Visionary" Slashdot 2:53 PM
  • "Apple bought a lot of startups that we don't even know about" Business Insider 2:08 PM
  • "Siri and Apple's Machine Learning Are About to Get a Lot Better" The Mac Observer 1:35 PM
  • "Inside Your iPhone's Brain" MacStories 1:07 PM
  • "A fascinating look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple" iDownload Blog 1:07 PM
  • "Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10" AppleInsider 12:34 PM
  • "Apple completely changed how Siri works and almost nobody noticed" Business Insider 12:33 PM
  • "Will We See A 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:24 PM
  • "iPhone discussion digs into the confusing details of how Apple invisibly manages programs (apps) and how this affects battery life (along with stability)." MacInTouch 11:58 AM
  • "18 things we learned about Apple, Siri and AI today" Apple Must 11:24 AM
  • "3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months" The Next Web 10:15 AM
  • "Remembering the Apple Newton: More isn't More" ArcTouch 9:41 AM
  • "iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "All About iPhone Domination" Mac360 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung will be the iPhone 8's biggest fan" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "Rating Tim Cook's first five years as Apple CEO" MacDailyNews 9:33 AM
  • "This is what folks were saying four years ago when Tim Cook over as Apple CEO and Steve Jobs resigned" Apple World Today 9:15 AM
  • "Replacing Steve Jobs: How Apple CEO Tim Cook has fared five years later" The Loop 8:18 AM
  • "As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple: Five years ago today...I read the Tim Cook anniversary stories so you don't have to." Philip Elmer-DeWitt 7:38 AM
Non-Apple
  • "What Is The Significance Of Pandora's Probable Entry Into The On-Demand Music Domain?" Forbes 2:09 PM
  • "Cassandra: Medical Solutions at HIMSS AsiaPac16 -My First try of the Hololens" eXtensions 11:24 AM
  • "Does Facebook think you're liberal or conservative? Here's how to find out" The Verge 9:20 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note 7 Is Great, But Also Overrated And Very Overpriced" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Biometrics are less secure than passwords -- this is why" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Why Forward-Looking Companies are Planning for Greater Growth" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:13 AM
  • "News Flash: The Year Of Linux. Again!" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "MIT Created The Seed To Skynet" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft's Word Flow Keyboard Gets Built-in Search" PC Magazine 9:11 PM
  • "iMore Back to School Gift Guide" iMore 10:15 AM
  • "Jon Gruber and pals shut down Vesper, their syncing notes app for iOS" TechCrunch 8:57 AM
  • "Prisma for iOS Now Works Offline" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Word Flow iPhone Keyboard Adds Bing And GIF Search, Targets Google Gboard" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's iPhone keyboard takes aim at Google with new built-in search" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Bubbl launches on iPhone and encourages users to discover local" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "DefenderPad is designed to protect tech gadget users from EMR emissions" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Corporation's Betting Big On VR: The chip king dives headlong into the burgeoning virtual reality market with a new headset and key partnership." The Motley Fool 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Talks ARM-Based Products, 10nm, and Beyond" PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Nvidia unveils Tegra Parker mobile SoC" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
  • "When Will Nvidia's Autonomous Car Efforts Materialize?" Market Realist 8:22 AM
  • "Inside Building 87, Microsoft's hidden mad science laboratory" Tech Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft launches private preview of shift-worker scheduling app" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets Office, Skype on Millions More Android Devices: The company has struck a deal with Lenovo to preload its software on some of the company's phones and tablets." The Motley Fool 9:20 AM
  • "HP Reports Lower Earnings, Revenue: PC sales stabilize, although printer segment remains weak" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:23 PM
  • "HP Inc. Forecasts Quarterly Profit That Falls Short of Estimates" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "HP Drops 5%: Q4 EPS View Light, Trims Year Profit View" Barron's 3:52 PM
  • "HP Inc's quarterly revenue falls 3.8 pct" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "HP Inc. falls despite earnings beat, outlook disappoints" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "HP's Q3 beats estimates but the PC, printer woes continue" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "How HP Fell Flat Despite a Solid Q3 Earnings Beat" 24/7 Wall St. 3:53 PM
  • "HP Inc. 2016 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides" Seeking Alpha 5:40 PM
  • "HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "HP Should See a Boost from its PC and Printing Divisions, But It May Not Last Long: Better-than-expected PC demand could help HP's fiscal third-quarter numbers as the tech behemoth continues its post-spinoff transition." TheStreet 10:20 AM
  • "PC shipment grew 7.2% in Q2 2016, HP leads: IDC" IANS 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Bundles Together Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and AMD FX CPUs" AnandTech 8:08 AM
  • "How AMD designed what could be its most competitive processors in a decade" VentureBeat 10:19 AM
  • "Oracle to Build High School on Corporate Campus" Investopedia 3:54 PM
  • "Irritable Cisco kicks Nutanix out of partner program" The Register 7:41 AM
  • "Cisco Announces Restructuring Plan to Optimize Costs" Market Realist 10:19 AM
  • "How Did Cisco's Wireless Segment Do in Fiscal 4Q16?" Market Realist 8:21 AM
  • "MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era: A research team has learned how to make packet-forwarding chips more programmable" IDG News Service 8:38 AM
  • "China tech centres give Silicon Valley run for money" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks end at 2-week low as drop in Mylan shares punishes health care: Mylan's stock slumps as lawmakers focus on EpiPen pricing" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Retail Disappointments as Wall Street Awaits Fed Minutes: Stocks fall further from record highs on Wednesday morning as disappointments from Target and Lowe's bring down the cyclical consumer sector." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow at 2-week low ahead of Yellen speech Friday" USA Today 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street Hit as Defensive Stocks Drop Ahead of Fed" Reuters 11:36 AM
  • "Health-Care Stocks Slide on Clinton's EpiPen Remarks: With few catalysts on the economic calendar, market attention is focused on the Jackson Hole summit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks end mixed as markets brace for Fed's view on rates: Qantas to pay first dividend in seven years" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks rise for 3rd day as banks rally: A win on Wednesday would mark 3rd straight day of gains" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

 
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