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2018 MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate, also affects some Dell systems. Dealbreaker for you, or no big deal? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Warren Buffett: I used Berkshire's insights into the furniture business to figure out Apple's worth"  CNBC 6:46 AM
  • "Why Buffett Thinks Apple Can Charge Whatever It Wants: The Berkshire Hathaway CEO says that when iPhone users need to upgrade their phones, they'll continue to buy iPhones, even though other companies make cheaper devices." Barron's 12:52 PM
  • "Buffett: Apple Worth Buying Because 'People Want the Product' No Matter the Price" TheStreet 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's Case for Tax Reform: The Treasury now gets little from the company's $256 billion cash hoard." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 PM
  • "Apple just got its most bullish forecast yet: Worth $1 trillion in a year" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "Mac Pro: Failure and Future/Apple execs have finally acknowledged their inexplicable failure to update the high-end Mac Pro. While there were plenty of apologies, there were too few details about how they plan to correct course."  Monday Note 12:57 PM
  • "What's Reasonable to Qualcomm Isn't to Apple: Their licensing and patent dispute ultimately affects the price of iPhones."  Bloomberg 7:22 AM
OS X
News
  • "You can't avoid the relentless emails warning of hacking attempts/A modern problem: if you've secured accounts well, you could be bombarded with break-in notifications." Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "HandBrake for Mac server compromise means downloaders have 50-50 chance of Proton RAT malware infection" BetaNews 7:22 AM
  • "PSA: If you downloaded Handbrake last week, your Mac may be seriously compromised" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "The Future of VR/AR—The Growing Demand for Creators of Places" Architosh 8:12 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "ArtRage 5 review: Painting app upgrade fueled by an enhanced blend of interface, brushes, and artistic tools" Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "Stop iTunes from opening when you connect your iPhone" CNET 6:59 PM
  • "Can you use older versions of Apple's Pages on macOS Sierra? Don't like the current version of Apple's word processing app? You're not alone." Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "Find Large Files On Your Mac" MacMost 10:38 AM
  • "How To Delete Apps From Your Mac" Mac360 7:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cyberduck 6 Cryptomator – Foolproof client-side encryption for cloud storage" Cyberduck 9:07 AM
  • "Ockham 2.0: Identify the Critical Factors and Interactions in Your Model" prMac 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple offers first peek at plans to convert D.C.'s Carnegie Library into new store"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Apple reveals plans for D.C.'s Carnegie Library store: restoration, subtle branding, new skylight" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple plans half city-block purchase for new facility in Reno" 9to5Mac 11:50 AM
  • "Apple is top wearables vendor in 1Q17, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 6:53 AM
  • "Alexa rules the smart assistant market — but competition is coming up quickly" Mashable 11:49 AM
  • "Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators: Dominant Players Revamp School Options for Digital Devices, Operating Systems, and Most Recently, Procurement" EdWeek 8:44 AM
  • "Report: Google is beating Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft in the battle for the classroom  " Apple World Today 8:49 AM
  • "After government refuses to declassify sum paid for FBI's San Bernardino iPhone hack, senator inadvertently reveals it" 9to5Mac 6:53 AM
  • "The FBI paid $900,000 to break into the San Bernardino iPhone" Mashable 10:50 AM
  • "Apple expands Maps van data gathering efforts to New York, Connecticut and Arizona" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:36 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: 1997's 'MacBook Air' weighed 4.4 pounds" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's mysterious new Fuchsia OS gets a user interface" CNET 9:40 PM
  • "Google's mysterious Fuchsia OS looks like an Android re-do" Engadget 9:40 PM
  • "Net neutrality protestors leave messages on doors in FCC chairman's neighborhood" The Verge 10:50 AM
  • "FCC chairman's net neutrality fix: 'Clinton-era light touch'" CNET 8:45 AM
  • "Electrick lets you spray touch controls onto any object or surface: An algorithm can read finger presses on a conductive surface" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Amazon sweeps U.S. market for voice-controlled speakers: study" Reuters 7:22 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Monday Make-Up! - The TouchArcade Show #305" Touch Arcade 7:51 PM
  • "PCWorld's May Digital Edition: Creators Update Review—FAQ" PCWorld 6:56 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Science Writer and Editor Jennifer Ouellette" The Mac Observer 3:46 PM
  • "Will Net Neutrality be undone? (The 3:59, Ep. 223): CNET talks with the chairman of the FCC and also gets a sneak peek into the creator of Android's newest project." CNET 2:53 PM
  • "Siri Assistant Displays, Handbrake Malware -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-08" The Mac Observer 1:51 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 4: App Discovery and the iTunes Affiliate Program with AfterPad's Kevin MacLeod" MacStories 10:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple confirms reduced App Store affiliate commission rates apply to in-app purchases" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
  • "New iPhone mass production on schedule, says report" DigiTimes 7:18 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' Production on Schedule for September Launch, October Sales" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s reportedly set to go on sale in October, mass production 'on schedule'" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Apple Hints New Siri Device Will Add an Unexpected Feature" iDrop News 6:57 PM
  • "Two headlining iOS 11 features may have just leaked" BGR 11:50 AM
  • "New Apple Watch Activity Challenge discovered ahead of Mother's Day" 9to5Mac 10:50 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Offering Free Smart Keyboard Repairs Under New 3-Year Policy" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "Apple extends service for buggy Smart Keyboards" Cult of Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Offers Free 3-Year Repair for iPad Smart Keyboard" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The new iPad review: This is the best couch computer ever" Business Insider 6:57 PM
  • "Review: Apple iPad (2017)" Wired 8:14 AM
  • "Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison" PCWorld 6:53 AM
  • "Fender's Tone app replaces all your guitar's stomp boxes and pedals: Connect the Tone app to one of three Mustang GT digital guitar amps, and you'll have 1,000-plus effects at your fingertips." Macworld 10:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit on your Apple devices" iDownload Blog 6:59 PM
  • "How to give your iPhone 7 a glowing Apple logo for less than $35" Business Insider 6:58 PM
  • "How to Mark Addresses Outside Domains in Mail for iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 12:57 PM
  • "How to quickly calculate a tip on your iPhone" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "How to gift iTunes credit on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
Tips
  • "Activate iOS Mail's hidden folders" Cult of Mac 6:57 PM
  • "There's a Bug in File Sharing Between Windows and iOS 10.3 -Here's a Workaround" The Mac Observer 6:41 PM
  • "iOS: If You 3D Touch Call from Phone App, Fun Stuff Happens" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "When Apple Maps Marks Your Spot: Q. I thought Apple Maps on my iPhone was supposed to automatically show me where I parked my car, but I don't think it's working. Am I not doing something I should? Location Services was on." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12:57 PM
  • "15 Apple Watch tricks you'll want to use" Apple Must 8:41 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "British man claims iPhone 7 exploded when he answered it/Commentary: A darts player says his hand was speared with glass after his Apple device blew up, according to a report." CNET 6:56 PM
  • "iPhone 2017 Design Concept. Updates." MICGadget 2:53 PM
  • "Here's how Apple can take iOS to 11 (not sorry!)" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Make Razor Blades" Apple Must 11:27 AM
  • "Siri Speaker Wishlist: hi-fi audio, multi-user control, HomeKit features, more" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Opinion: HomeKit is great fun for techies but not yet ready for the mass market" 9to5Mac 10:50 AM
  • "Warren Buffett deflects concerns about iPhone price, sales & AAPL share ownership" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "How Apple And Microsoft Know The Future" Mac360 8:37 AM
  • "Security Benefits Of The App Store" NoodleMac 8:21 AM
  • "Apple exec Phil Schiller on Amazon Echo, Google Home: 'If you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all'" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "My Favorite iPhone Toys" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
  • "Hey Apple, we need to talk about AirPods (again)!" ["Excuse me, why are there no AirPods on the shelves?"]  iDownload Blog 7:30 AM
  • "Is This Crazy Apple Inc. iPhone 8 Rumor Likely to Be True?" The Motley Fool 7:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "You Can Now Record Your Own Navigation Instructions in Waze, If For Some Reason You Want To Do That" Lifehacker 2:54 PM
  • "Here's why you cable company wants to be your wireless carrier" The Verge 1:53 PM
  • "The Massive Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving Cars" TechNewsWorld 1:06 PM
  • "Ryzen 5 review: AMD muscles in on Intel's i5 sweet spot/Gaming performance still an anomaly, but the Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X are great chips." Ars Technica 8:45 AM
  • "Is this the upcoming flagship smartphone from HTC?" Mashable 7:29 AM
  • "How Digital Assistants might Save Our Lives" Tech.pinions 7:21 AM
  • "Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it" The Register 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iShows Adds 'Watch Now' Feature to Stream Episodes in Other Video Apps" MacStories 6:56 PM
  • "Create audio transcripts fast with Trint" Six Colors 6:56 PM
  • "T-Mobile kills off its 'free data for life' iPad plan for new customers" 9to5Mac 2:53 PM
  • "Workflow Update Restores Google Chrome and Pocket Actions, Extends Apple Music Integration" MacStories 12:57 PM
  • "Workflow for iOS Regains Chrome and Pocket Actions, Support for Up Next" MacRumors 12:51 PM
  • "WaterField Debuts Travel-ready Bolt Crossbody Tablet and Laptop Bag" MacPrices 10:38 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 8: Dave Hamilton, Kelly Guimont, Ben Kerosky of Apple, and Gary Rozenzweig of Mac Most" The MUG Center 10:38 AM
  • "Global Alternative Online Payment Methods Report 2017 With Full Market Data for 2016 - Research and Markets" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Parks Associates: Market for Smart Speakers With Voice Assistants Estimated to Grow Roughly 60% From 2016 to 2017" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "CIMCON Lighting Announces Launch of 'Blue Light' Emergency Mobile App" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Clean Writer - the oldest iPad text editing app, now at version 3" prMac 7:10 AM
  • "Securely Delete iPhone and iPad with Data Shredder for iOS" prMac 7:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 S has the potential to create lifelong Microsoft customers: While the market for Windows 10 S is education, it may also create a base of lifelong subscribers to the Microsoft ecosystem." TechRepublic 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Basically Killing Apple's iPad" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "300 Million people now use Windows 10 Daily" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "Software Pirates, Beware: New Microsoft Tool Goes After Repeated Offenders" Softpedia 8:43 AM
  • "Xilinx Looks Ready to Hop on Microsoft's Cloud: Penetrating Microsoft would give Xilinx the pole position at the two most dominant cloud providers." Barron's 6:57 PM
  • "MetaViewer Document Management Integrates with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations" KM World 8:42 AM
  • "IBM: Remote working is awesome -- as long as we're talking about other companies" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Buffett says IBM's Watson will have greatest value when it replaces human labor" CNBC 8:28 AM
  • "HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing" Computerworld 8:24 AM
  • "Dell takes Intel's cue on PCs, puts enterprise on top of the agenda: The company says it will launch a new PC-as-a-service by the end of the year" IDG News Service 3:38 PM
  • "What to expect from Dell EMC World 2017" IT PRO 8:22 AM
  • "Rebooted Dell sees Scotland as key global tech player" The Scotsman 8:22 AM
  • "Michael Dell sets dial to digital transformation at Dell EMC World" CRN UK 8:21 AM
  • "Embedded Computers are equipped with Intel® Celeron® processor N3350." ThomasNet News 8:14 AM
  • "Exploitable Details of Intel's 'Apocalyptic' AMT Firmware Vulnerability Disclosed" SecurityWeek 8:14 AM
  • "Security flaw leaves Intel-run PCs at risk even if they are switched off" PC Retail 8:13 AM
  • "Intel Chip Vulnerability Worse than Thought, Lets Hackers Hijack Fleets of PCs" Softpedia 8:13 AM
  • "Intel vPro Processors Suffer Serious Security Flaw, Fixes Arriving This Week" Digital Trends 8:10 AM
  • "Only 16,000 AMD Vega GPUs Will Be Available In The First Few Weeks Of Launch" SegmentNext 8:06 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen memory troubles to be eased with new motherboard beta BIOS updates" PCGameN 8:04 AM
  • "AMD to show off Vega and Navi GPU tech on 16 May" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
  • "Ryzen 5 review: AMD pinches Intel's i5 sweet spot" Ars Technica UK 8:04 AM
  • "NVIDIA's Graphics Processing Story: Gaming and Beyond" Market Realist 1:20 PM
  • "Oracle Wants to Kill Net Neutrality" DSL Reports 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle fires Java warning at IBM and Red Hat" The Register 8:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple execs Angela Ahrendts and Bruce Sewell each sell over $10M in company stock" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Apple market cap tops $800 billion for the first time" ["Apple shares briefly surpassed a price of $153.44 a share, and with Apple's 5.214 billion shares outstanding, according to its latest quarterly report, that makes its total market capitalization just over $800 billion."]  CNBC 1:05 PM
  • "Apple Hits New All-Time High $153.25: Sentiment Is Turning, Says Drexel" Barron's 12:51 PM
  • "Apple Notches a Market Cap Record" WSJ Blogs 8:12 AM
  • "Apple just broke its own record as the most valuable publicly traded company of all time" Business Insider 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Just Got Its Highest Price Target Ever" TheStreet 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Nears $800 Billion Valuation On Path to Becoming World's First Trillion Dollar Company" MacRumors 10:48 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq eke out record closes as 'fear index' drops to lowest in decades: VIX falls to lowest level in 24 years" MarketWatch 6:41 PM
  • "Stocks Tread Water as Volatility Reaches Lowest Level in 24 Years" TheStreet 6:40 PM
  • "Wall Street Flat; Fear Barometer Falls to 1993 Low" Reuters 6:40 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Hover Around Flat: Slump in materials offsets energy and technology gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:40 PM
  • "Nikkei, other Asian markets climb after Macron's victory: Stock markets started the trading week strong in Asia, after the pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron won the race to be the next president of France." MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "European stocks pull back from 21-month high after Macron wins French election: Stocks across Europe slipped Monday, with shares in Paris retreating from a nine-year high after market favorite Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election on Sunday." MarketWatch 11:28 AM

 
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