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  • "Apple explored buying a medical-clinic start-up as part of a bigger push into health care"  CNBC 8:51 AM
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  • "Use less-than-full-day periods in Photos' Smart Albums" The Robservatory 9:04 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS High Sierra: Dock" eXtensions 8:24 AM
  • "How to save a Pages document as a Word document" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's first big break came because of the spreadsheet"  Quartz 8:45 AM
  • "Which tech companies are the greenest? Find out in Greenpeace's 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics!" ["We've seen Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon respond to public concerns and begin transitioning their data centers to renewable sources of energy, but only Apple has extended its commitment to be 100% renewable to include its massive product supply chain."]  Greenpeace 8:32 AM
  • "Guide to Greener Electronics 2017" Greenpeace 8:34 AM
  • "Greenpeace Gives Apple a B- in 'Guide to Greener Electronics'" MacRumors 8:34 AM
  • "Warning: There's a new iMessage scam looking to steal your Apple ID login"  BGR 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting: Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted driving are getting worse."  Bloomberg 9:33 AM
  • "Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator: A legal battle over use of a smartphone technology has pitted two Silicon Valley leaders against each other." BBC 8:59 AM
  • "Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Yield rates for iPhone X components improving" DigiTimes 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone X Parts Suppliers Reportedly on Schedule to Meet 2017 Production Demand" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "You might get your iPhone X in time for Christmas after all" BGR 9:04 AM
  • "Apple's iOS Share is Growing, Even Before iPhone X" Apple Must 9:25 AM
  • "iOS 11.1 Public Beta 3 Patches The KRACK Wi-Fi Issue For Apple iOS Devices - Available Now" Forbes 8:30 AM
  • "Apple has already fixed the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit in its latest iOS beta" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Apple and Google promise security updates to fix Krack Wi-Fi flaw" Telegraph 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft debuts Surface Book 2: two sizes, twice as powerful as the new MacBook Pro" iDownload Blog 9:04 AM
  • "Future iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch bands could have 'sidewall displays" Apple World Today 8:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:19 AM

  • "The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Kanex's MultiSync Premium Slim is like a Magic Keyboard, but with backlighting" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
  • "Waterfield Designs iPhone Camera Bag review: Tough, pricey protection for iPhone photography gear" Macworld 8:36 AM
Google Pixel 2 Reviews
  • "Pixel 2 and 2 XL review—The best Android phone you can buy" Ars Technica 8:54 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 review: plainly great" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixel 2 is simple in the best ways" CNNMoney 9:04 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixel 2 phone is the smart (and safe) choice for biz" Computerworld 9:04 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 review: The best boring phones, and that's not so bad" Mashable 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Google's new Pixel 2 is the phone you'll want for the long haul" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Review: If I were to buy an Android phone, it would be the Pixel 2 XL" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Axios Review: Google's unassuming Pixel 2 impresses" Axios 9:09 AM
  • "Pixel 2 Hardware Is Good But It's The Software That Makes It Great" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: There Is No Better Android Phone" Wired 8:38 AM
  • "Pixel 2 and Pixel XL review: Google finally unlocks the power of Android" Telegraph 8:51 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL And Pixel 2 Review: Android Never Looked So Good" HotHardware 9:43 AM
  • "Review: Google's Pixel 2 Is the Best Android Phone for Anyone Tired of Samsung" Time 8:51 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence" Associated Press 8:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: hands-on with 3D Touch fixes & other changes in iOS 11.1 beta 3" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Video: hands-on with all the changes in watchOS 4.1 beta 3" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "'Beyond Oasis' Review - A Sight for Thor Eyes" Touch Arcade 9:29 AM
  • "How to use Apple Watch to monitor heart rate" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
  • "How to add photos, videos, scans, and sketches to Notes on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "How to markup and send a photo in iOS Messages" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Updated List of WPA-2 KRACK Patches in Consumer Routers" The Mac Observer 9:44 AM
  • "The New MacBook Keyboard Is Ruining My Life: It's so bad"  The Outline 8:59 AM
  • "About Yet Another Stupid Commentary About a 'Flawed' Apple Product" The Tech Night Owl 8:43 AM
  • "Unproven assertions: The thinnest of proofs" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Tech Inevitability Isn't Guaranteed" Tech.pinions 8:52 AM
  • "Let's talk about that Pixel 2 contrast color button though" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Two sizes really do fit all with Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Comic: The Truth About Apple Watch LTE" iMore 8:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sylvania adds LED Flex Strip, Soft White Bulb to Smart+ lineup" iLounge 9:46 AM
  • "Sci-fi puzzler Returner 77 lands on iOS this week" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Maps transit information added for Birmingham, Ala." AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Twelve South Releases New 'Inspire' Candle as Small Tribute to the Mac" MacRumors 9:04 AM
  • "Tech Companies That are Changing the World" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "OWC Releases Aura Pro X Line of SSD Flash Storage for most 2013 and Later Macs - its Fastest Ever" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Google Maps gets – and then loses – cupcakes in short-lived iOS app update" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "BBC adds CarPlay and Android Auto support to iPlayer Radio app" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Strava for iPhone updated w/ redesigned feed and support for posts" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "WaterField unveils the Ranger iPhone X Case - A Unique Leather Holster" prMac 8:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Surprise! Microsoft introduces the Surface Book 2 in 13- and 15-inch models" Neowin 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book 2 includes a brawnier 15-inch version: It's a much more powerful take on the detachable laptop concept." Engadget 9:42 AM
  • "Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel we've been waiting for/So long, wobbly fulcrum hinge. Hello, 15-inch beauty." Engadget 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Made Pricey New Surface Books, Including a Giant One—They Seem Nice!" Gizmodo 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft announces the Surface Precision Mouse" Neowin 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives today with VR at the forefront: There's still a timeline for Timeline but not this time" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bets big on mixed reality: It also gives you a reason to use the Photo and OneDrive apps." Engadget 9:46 AM
  • "What's new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" TechCrunch 9:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Microsoft showcases Fluent Design in new video" ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: the 10 best new features" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update starts rolling out today" Neowin 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft in final stages of Windows 10 Snapdragon PC development" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to reimagine virtual reality: The world's biggest software maker is hoping to succeed where Facebook, HTC and Sony haven't yet." CNET 7:10 AM
  • "Top Secret: Microsoft Upgrades Azure Blockchain for Government Use" coindesk 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Cloud Service Map will help customers migrating from AWS to Azure" MSPoweruser 7:19 AM
  • "Intel to Battle in FPGA-as-a-Service Race" EE Times 7:03 AM
  • "IBM (IBM) 3rd Quarter Earnings: What To Expect" Nasdaq 7:08 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Under A 'Death Cross' But With A Positive Weekly Chart" Seeking Alpha 7:08 AM
  • "Oracle inks big new office lease in Seattle, escalating cloud battle with Amazon" GeekWire 7:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Cramer: Why Apple bounced" Apple 3.0 8:52 AM
  • "ETFs with exposure to Apple, Inc. : October 17, 2017" CapitalCube 8:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Record Number of Investors See 'Goldilocks' Scenario for Global Stock Markets: Above-trend growth and tame inflation will keep global bull markets for stocks on track, a new BAML survey indicates." TheStreet 7:44 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs beats the street even with trading drop" FOXBusiness 7:45 AM
  • "Global Stocks Hold Near Record Highs: Futures indicate opening loss for S&P 500 and flat open for Dow Jones Industrial Average" [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Asian market rally shows signs of slowing" MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "Dollar aims for 4th day of gains; pound flops despite climb in U.K. inflation" MarketWatch 7:47 AM

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