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September 18, 2018, 12:45 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone XS and XS Max review: terrific display, great speakers, and long battery life, but expensive, very good camera but not great, portrait mode a hit or miss  —  Solid updates to a winning formula  —  Last year, Apple did something out of character: it introduced the usual update to the iPhone …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter update lets users revert to a chronological timeline, says it is working on a way for users to easily switch between algorithmic and chronological feeds  —  In the meantime, the company says its fixing its timeline settings  —  Twitter has made a surprise change to how it shows tweets to its users …
Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to provide Android-powered infotainment systems, with integrated maps, assistant, more, starting in 2021  —  Car makers have been reluctant to cede control to tech rivals; drivers will have better integration of Google's maps, app store and voice-activated assistant
New York Times:
Trump placing 10% tariffs on an additional ~$200B in Chinese imports on Sept. 24, drops ~300 types of goods, including smartwatches, from list of those affected  —  President Trump, emboldened by America's economic strength and China's economic slowdown, escalated his trade war on Monday …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Sources: Amazon plans to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an amplifier, and subwoofer, by the end of the year  —  - It reflects Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice assistant ubiquitous, especially in areas where people spend most of their time, like the home and car.
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO and Netflix tie for the most Emmy wins, taking home 23 each; Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won eight awards; Hulu won four  —  HBO is still the Emmy champion — but it has some company at the top.  —  The streaming era has already turned the TV business upside down …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram Shopping launches personalized Explore channel, expands Stories tags after testing them since June, and lets brands add a shopping bag icon to Stories  —  Instagram is embracing its true identity as a mail-order catalog.  The question will be how much power merchants will give Instagram …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 12 officially launches out of beta, with faster performance, Screen Time, smarter notifications, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, improved privacy in Safari, more  —  Apple today officially released iOS 12, the latest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iOS 12 is available …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:

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