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Weekend Highlights: Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Cash Balance Near $50 a Share/For investors who think Apple Inc. shares are too rich for its prospects, it is worth noting that Apple's cash balance is likely to be over $250 billion when it reports earnings for the most recent quarter, a number never matched by any other company."  24/7 Wall St. 6:22 AM
  • "Apple has a record $250 billion in the bank: Pressure for a huge acquisition—think Netflix or Tesla—may grow."  Ars Technica 8:05 AM
  • "Here's why Apple's next iPhone could trigger a massive upgrade wave: There will be an awful lot of people in the market for a new iPhone come September."  ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple earnings are coming, but how about that iPhone 8? The company is expected to post a modest increase in sales in its fiscal second quarter, but all eyes are already looking ahead." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Will Apple Boost Its Dividend And Buyback Program? One analysts thinks Apple will deploy some of its huge cash reserves to reward shareholders." Barron's 11:15 AM
  • "This Will Be An Interesting Quarter For Apple" Seeking Alpha 6:45 AM
  • "Apple is making good on Steve Jobs' vision for services" USA Today 7:52 AM
OS X
News
  • "Modern 'Hackintoshes' show that Apple should probably just build a Mac tower: Today, running macOS on PCs isn't just a way to avoid paying Apple's prices." Ars Technica 6:44 AM
  • "New macOS malware OSX/Dok requires a lot of manual steps: OSX/Dok is now blocked, but it didn't rely on any system exploits to install." Macworld 6:26 AM
  • "Watch out for this new malware scam targeting Mac users: Hackers going phishing" TechRadar UK 7:07 AM
  • "Mac Malware Ducks Apple's Defenses, Reads Your Email" LAPTOP Magazine 10:15 AM
  • "Apple rolling out fifth macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 5 to Developers [Download] iClarified 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Seeds 5th Developer Preview of macOS Sierra 10.12.5" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Change Default Apps For Opening Files" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "How to Check XProtect Version in Mac OS" OS X Daily 4:24 PM
  • "How to connect to a remote Mac in your Back to My Mac network with macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:44 AM
  • "How To Block The Safari Browser Scam" Mac360 7:37 AM
Op/Ed
  • "'Apple Should Probably Just Build a Mac Tower'" 512 Pixels 4:23 PM
Press Releases
  • "Airmail for Mac gains HTML user templates, Bear/DEVONThink integrations and other improvements" iDownload Blog 11:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Google Call On California To Change Self-Driving Tests" ReadWrite 10:15 AM
  • "Uber's not alone in tracking users when apps are deleted: But it's unclear how widespread the practice is, whether Apple plans a crackdown, and how deeply it has an impact on user privacy." Macworld 6:27 AM
  • "Apple's Stunning 'Spaceship' Campus Looks Ready To Start Taking Its First Workers" Digital Trends 6:33 AM
  • "One of Steve Jobs' usual suspects on January 9th 2007 was the Motorola Q" phoneArena 7:09 AM
  • "Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay" AppleInsider 3:54 PM
  • "Google and Amazon killed their Apple Watch apps and it went unnoticed for weeks" The Verge 5:59 PM
  • "Merriam-Webster definition of 'sheeple' includes example about Apple fans" Pocketnow 7:07 AM
  • "Watch 'The City', Apple's new ad about Portrait camera mode on iPhone 7 Plus" iDownload Blog 11:41 AM
  • "Boaters say Siri saved their lives" Fox 4 Miami 3:55 PM
  • "Siri helps prevent Florida fishermen from drowning" 9to5Mac 3:56 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes Store puts the hurt on DVDs" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Puts A Bullet In Underground Free Apps And Games Program" HotHardware 5:18 PM
  • "Too little, too late? FCC wins net neutrality court case: Wheeler's court win over ISPs reaffirmed, but Pai plans to overturn the rules." Ars Technica 12:49 PM
  • "Leaked images show first glimpses at Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor & earbuds" AppleInsider 11:16 AM
  • "Some Galaxy S8 owners are reporting sudden random reboots" 9to5Google 9:17 AM
  • "Even more Galaxy S8 problems are beginning to pop up" BGR 7:12 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with The Mac Observer Co-founder Dave Hamilton" The Mac Observer 5:49 PM
  • "Watch AppleInsider's Apple Pro discussion live" AppleInsider 5:20 PM
  • "Textalyzer's Privacy Threat, Wi-Fi Security Tip -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-01" The Mac Observer 12:58 PM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell? (The 3:59, Ep. 219)" CNET 12:10 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 3: App Camp for Girls with Jean MacDonald and Grey Osten" MacStories 10:09 AM
  • "You can't always believe what you see. Now there's a way to determine if what you see is what you believe (or something like that)." The MT Show 9:12 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's AirPods: a Hit With 98% Customer Satisfaction" Tech.pinions 12:09 PM
  • "Apple's Siri-Based Smart Speaker Has 'Over 50% Chance' of Debuting at WWDC in June" MacRumors 9:17 AM
  • "KGI: Apple likely to announce 'home AI' Siri Speaker at WWDC, positioned as high-end Amazon Echo competitor" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "Apple's Siri speaker could be announced at WWDC in June" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "Pop Goes the Laptop: Some New MacBook Pros are Making Unexplained Clicking Sounds" The Mac Observer 9:13 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "'Ballooning battery' Apple Watches get an extra year of warranty: Apple has extended the warranty on first-generation Apple Watches that suffer from swollen battery problems to three years." ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Apple Extends 1st Gen Apple Watch Warranty: Expanded and swollen batteries are the reason first generation Apple Watch owners now get three years of warranty." PC Magazine 7:08 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: Aukey's USB-C to HDMI Cable can easily connect your MacBook to an HDTV [Video] 9to5Mac 9:42 PM
  • "The Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset will change your iPhone video forever" iMore 10:08 AM
  • "Kings backpack treats your tech carry like royalty [Review] Cult of Mac 9:21 AM
  • "ChargeHub X5 is a great item for family trips that involve multiple electronic gadgets" Apple World Today 6:44 AM
  • "I tried to quit smoking with this iPhone vape case but it only made me smoke more" The Next Web 11:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "This app is about to become every iPhone user's new addiction" BGR 9:21 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to disable automatic software updates on Apple TV" iDownload Blog 11:41 AM
  • "Pangu iOS 10.3 Jailbreak Could Release This Week – Here's How to Prepare Your Device" WCCFTech 7:09 AM
Tips
  • "Recording On Two USB Mics With Garageband" Six Colors 9:01 PM
  • "Quick Tip: iCloud Can Now Backup and Restore Health Data" The Mac Observer 3:17 PM
  • "How to Remind Yourself to Return a Phone Call on the iPhone" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "6 accessories that make the iPhone an even better video camera: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have incredible cameras. But you can turn Apple's phones into a veritable video production studio with just a few accessories." Macworld 6:25 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's AirPods Achieve 98% Satisfaction Rate in User Study" MacRumors 8:36 PM
  • "Opinion: It's time to rethink early Apple Watch apps, not abandon them" 9to5Mac 3:55 PM
  • "Meet the Man Who Wants to Use His Personal Tragedy to Screw Us All with Textalyzer" The Mac Observer 3:17 PM
  • "Don't worry, we'll help you ditch your iPhone and switch to the Galaxy S8" BGR 11:16 AM
  • "Apple's Siri loses face off with Google Assistant: But not as badly as you might think." Apple 3.0 10:07 AM
  • "On Apple, Samsung, And Quality Control" Mac360 9:13 AM
  • "Use Your Wi-Fi To Charge Your iPhone" NoodleMac 8:23 AM
  • "Apple All In On 'Good Enough" TeraTalks 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Failed Battles Against Apple" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "Cassandra: Reflections in a Murky Pool -Media and Delivery Systems in the Land of Smiles" eXtensions 7:51 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Opinion: YouTube channels are dying left and right, and Google isn't doing enough about it" 9to5Google 11:16 AM
  • "Why These 'Revolutionary' Phones Failed So Hard" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple adds Spike & Nickelodeon to Apple TV's universal search, expands 'TV' app support" AppleInsider 3:55 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 1: Mac Utilities, Drones, Social Media, and 1Password" The MUG Center 9:12 AM
  • "newMacgadgets Introduces Their New Line Of Black Acrylic iPad Mounts" prMac 3:54 PM
  • "Prizmo Go released for iOS - Instant Text Capture" prMac 6:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Chromebook event: what to expect" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to keynote Business Forward event on May 3rd" OnMSFT 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft will reveal new hardware and software on Tuesday -- here's what to expect" CNBC 12:07 PM
  • "What to expect from Microsoft's May 2nd event" MSPoweruser 11:59 AM
  • "Time to ditch Google Chrome? Microsoft set to announce major news update" Express UK 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10's market share increases slightly" MSPoweruser 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows Phone Is Dead, Long Live The Surface Phone" Forbes 12:10 PM
  • "Official Documents Confirm Microsoft Is Giving Up on Windows Phone" Softpedia 8:47 AM
  • "Windows Phone brought in just $5 million last quarter" Network World 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens Could Aid Space Station Maintenance and Repairs" Fortune 9:05 AM
  • "Dubai Font: Sheikh Hamdan unveils Microsoft's first font to be created for a city" The National 8:46 AM
  • "IBM Dividend History: Is Slowing Payout Growth a Red Flag?" Nasdaq 8:41 AM
  • "IBM Australia's 2016 profit takes AU$36m tumble" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Dell EMC courts HPE sales people with putrid Monty Python parody" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms" SemiAccurate 8:36 AM
  • "Intel patches remote code-execution bug that lurked in chips for 10 years: Flaw in remote management feature gives attackers a way to breach networks." Ars Technica 9:59 PM
  • "Why Intel Paid a Premium for a Stake in Cloudera" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Unconfirmed AMD Vega Benchmarks Show That It Is Slower Than The GTX 1080 And Titan XP" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Holds Historical Pattern Favoring Short Play off Earnings-Driven After-Hours Moves" Nasdaq 8:31 AM
  • "Chipmaker AMD's server business revenue misses, shares drop" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "AMD meets Q1 expectations due to strong demand for Ryzen CPUs" ZDNet 5:34 PM
  • "AMD shares timing for Ryzen 3, mobile chips and Vega GPUs: The Ryzen 3 chips for desktops will come early in the second half, while Ryzen mobile chips will come late in the year" Computerworld New Zealand 8:50 PM
  • "Oracle launches Adaptive Intelligent apps for CX" ZDNet 4:19 PM
  • "Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610 M" TechCrunch 5:34 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Dividend Increase Coming Tuesday, How Big Of A Raise Will It Be?" Seeking Alpha 5:29 PM
  • "Apple has $250 billion in cash just lying around" BGR 5:29 PM
  • "Apple approaches all-time market cap record as investors await Q2 FY17 earnings" AppleInsider 3:55 PM
  • "Apple hits new all-time highs" Apple 3.0 11:16 AM
  • "Apple probably has a quarter of a trillion in cash" CNNMoney 12:25 PM
  • "Apple's pile of cash could cross the quarter-trillion dollar mark tomorrow" Business Insider 12:10 PM
  • "Why Apple Might Surprise This Earnings Season" Zacks 9:22 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Apple On Tuesday" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's cash burns a hole in the Wall Street Journal's pocket" Apple 3.0 6:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq soars to 6,100 as Apple, tech shares buoy Wall Street: PCE inflation, ISM readings are weaker than expected" MarketWatch 3:18 PM
  • "Tech Leads Nasdaq to a New Record; Congressional Funding Bill Boosts S&P 500" TheStreet 3:18 PM
  • "Tech Propels Wall Street as Nasdaq Sets Record" Reuters 3:18 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Tech Shares: A busy week of earnings lies ahead, as does the French presidential election" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:17 PM
  • "Japanese stocks end higher with key Asian and European markets shut for holiday: Japanese equities kicked off the week with an earnings-related boost, leading gains in the Asia-Pacific though much of the region was shut for a holiday." MarketWatch 7:26 AM

 
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