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Friday Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Vestager: Ireland 'taking too long' to recover Apple tax"  News Talk 7:28 AM
  • "Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a glucose-monitoring device"  Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook is testing a glucose tracker for the Apple Watch" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook is reportedly testing Apple Watch-connected diabetes tracker" The Next Web 7:13 AM
  • "15 reasons Apple leads the mobile enterprise" Computerworld 9:15 AM
  • "Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting" AppleInsider 8:21 PM
OS X
News
  • "We Did It Again: Deleted Notes Extracted from iCloud" Elcomsoft 1:58 PM
  • "Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window" AppleInsider 1:57 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing your iTunes library" Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac" OS X Daily 1:57 PM
  • "Making Numbers Formulas Easier To Read" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "Learning a Language? You Need This macOS Dictionary Tip" Apple Must 7:18 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why you might want to be a Slacker, too" Seattle Times 8:25 PM
  • "Did Apple just kill tenths of loyal websites?" Mac Gamer HQ 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "Ready for Take Off – Endless Space 2 Available Now on Steam" ["...available now on Steam for Windows and Mac OS"] Amplitude Studios 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Survey: Android devices now have lower failure rates than iPhones"  phoneArena 7:30 AM
  • "Exploding headphones not our fault: Apple/An Australian woman whose face, hands and hair were burned when her headphones exploded on a plane won't be compensated by manufacturer Apple because third-party batteries were at fault."  Australian Associated Press 7:27 AM
  • "Apple blames exploding headphones on third-party battery" TechRadar UK 7:30 AM
  • "Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Data Forensics Company Recovers Notes Data Apple Claims is Deleted" The Mac Observer 8:11 PM
  • "Toyota CEO on Tesla: 'what they are producing is something close to an iPhone'"  Electrek 10:49 AM
  • "NY State records show what Apple & other tech companies spend lobbying against the right to repair" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Funds Lobbyists to Oppose New York 'Right to Repair' Bill" iDrop News 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Posts Four More iPhone 7 Photography Tutorials [Video] iClarified 3:45 PM
  • "Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple introduces the doomed Apple III" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Killing the NES Classic Edition looks like a worse and worse idea" BGR 8:12 PM
  • "AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
  • "DDOS Attacks Are Trying to Bring WannaCry Ransomware Back" Wired 1:00 PM
  • "New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft's hatred for USB-C" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances" AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst for children's mental health" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped" The Register 6:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Trusting Siri, Apple's Diabetes Wristband -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-19" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
  • "New MacBook Pros as WWDC? Don't miss this week's CultCast!" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to ship 5-6 million 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablets in 2017, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
  • "New Report Reaffirms 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Announcement At WWDC 2017" Redmond Pie 5:57 PM
  • "TPK hikes 3D Touch price for iPhone with OLED, says paper" DigiTimes 7:01 AM
  • "Component cost for 3D Touch module in OLED iPhone to rise by 150%, amidst rumors of premium priced iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "New 'iPhone 8' 3D Touch tech rumored to be more expensive than Apple expected" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Said to Be Increasing Production of Rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro" MacRumors 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Increasing 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Ahead of Launch" The Mac Observer 10:09 AM
  • "Apple iOS 10.3.2 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "Jailbreak developer hacks NFC on iPhone 6s to talk to NFC devices" 9to5Mac 10:12 AM
  • "iPhone hacked by jailbreak developer to interact with NFC devices" iDownload Blog 11:12 AM
  • "NFC on iPhone Can Be Unlocked, but Should You Care?" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "HTC U11 vs Apple iPhone 7: The weigh-in/How do HTC and Apple's top phone compare on specs?" Stuff Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "Why I love Apple's hideous Smart Battery Case" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Review: Apple's new sleep monitor is too fiddly" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "FLI Charge review: Versatile wireless charging pad works with USB gadgets, too" Macworld 7:03 AM
  • "We got one of Apple's patented round pizza boxes" The Outline 10:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Friday 5: Things 3 is more than just a visual overhaul [Video] 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "SoundHound vs. Shazam: Which music identification service should you use?" iMore 11:26 AM
  • "Times of Day for the Best Images: Golden Hour One for iOS" eXtensions 6:25 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Gmail Smart Reply: How To Turn the Feature Off" Time 9:11 AM
  • "How to share iCloud Photo Sharing albums with others" iMore 8:14 AM
Tips
  • "How to see how much storage space is available on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 1:58 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Apple wants to outlaw people from fixing their own iPhones" Business Insider 8:25 PM
  • "The smaller iPad Pro should be coming next month" BGR 8:12 PM
  • "Dr. Mac Says He Can Save You an Hour a Day for Life (for Free)" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "A Stellar Concept Video for iOS 11 and the Rebirth of the Mac" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "Imagining the introduction of a 'Siri Speaker'" Six Colors 11:04 AM
  • "Championing the Mac Pro"  iMore 10:17 AM
  • "The 'Holy Grail' in Diabetes"  512 Pixels 10:17 AM
  • "A look at 100 awesome iOS 11 features we hope Apple introduces at WWDC" BGR 2:44 PM
  • "iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Concept Video"  MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's Sad, Sad Numbers" TeraTalks 8:22 AM
  • "Is iPhone Facial Recognition A Good Idea?" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "This Is What the Apple iPhone 8 Looks Like? You're Kidding, Right?" RealMoney 7:59 AM
  • "Comment: Google and ASUS provide a glimpse of the AR features we might see in the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "About Apple's Marketshare Myth" Mac360 7:51 AM
  • "Tech companies are addicting people, but is that so bad?"  The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "Apple And The Talking Box Fantasy" Mac360 8:45 AM
  • "The computer as appliance: Moving beyond the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri/Can digital assistants evolve so that we don't need so many disparate devices?"  Macworld 7:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Prepare Yourself For Ransomeware Hell" Mashable 1:19 PM
  • "Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast" PCWorld 1:19 PM
  • "Here's how Trump's FCC affects you" CNNMoney 1:00 PM
  • "Review: Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet you probably shouldn't buy [Video] 9to5Google 11:06 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Finger Spinner' Tops the Free App Charts as the Fidget Spinner Craze Goes Digital" Touch Arcade 2:44 PM
  • "Capcom's classic Ghouls'n Ghosts slashes its way onto iOS" Cult of Mac 10:12 AM
  • "Ford's first over-the-air software update adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars using over-the-air updates" VentureBeat 9:33 PM
  • "'Eggggg - The Platform Puker' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 7:59 AM
  • "Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors" Architosh 7:14 AM
  • "Scream Flying released for iOS Devices - The Ultimate Voice Control Game" prMac 7:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "It's Windows 7 — not Windows XP — that's to blame for the spread of WannaCry ransomware" BetaNews 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Windows XP vulnerability didn't help spread WannaCry" V3 11:47 AM
  • "Windows XP hit by WannaCry ransomware? This tool could decrypt your infected files" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?" Tech Times 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft held back a free WannaCry patch, report says" CNET 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft to open Africa datacentres to seek edge in cloud push" The Star: Malaysia 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Builds Cloud Data Centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town" Converge! 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Opens First Cloud Data Centers in South Africa" eWeek 8:26 PM
  • "Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365: Microsoft's cloud just grew its reach with new regions" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 S Will Not Support the Linux Subsystem" Thurrott 8:13 PM
  • "Linux distros won't work on Microsoft's new Windows 10 S" Neowin 8:14 PM
  • "IBM's quantum computer gets powerful upgrade" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "The Morning Download: IBM Winding Down Era of Remote Work" WSJ Blogs 8:54 AM
  • "IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office" CNNMoney 2:43 PM
  • "IBM Accelerator Program To Help Drive Business Adoption Of Blockchain" Silicon UK 8:53 AM
  • "IBM unleashes blockchain accelerator for start-ups" Banking Tech 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Scientists Demonstrate Ballistic Nanowire Connections for Quantum Computing" CDR Info 8:50 AM
  • "HP Launches Elite x2 1012 G2 2-in-1: 12.3-Inch Display, Kaby Lake, 1 TB SSD, 16 GB LPDDR3, TB3" AnandTech 8:47 AM
  • "Dell EMC man: Hyperconverged is love, hyperconverged is life, but won't kill SAN yet" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Cork student astronomer Cormac Larkin bags $1,000 at Intel ISEF 2017" SiliconRepublic 8:45 AM
  • "Shuttle XC60J IPC Powered by Intel Apollo Lake Celeron SoC" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "AMD's RX Vega Won't Launch Until Later This Year" ExtremeTech 5:20 PM
  • "AMD's next GPU generation is almost ready" The Verge 2:05 PM
  • "AMD Vega Softlaunch Confirmed For Computex 2017, Market Availability Later In June" SegmentNext 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega will appear at Computex—but launch comes later" Ars Technica UK 8:42 AM
  • "Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work and play PC with AMD's 6-core CPU champion" PCWorld Australia 8:42 AM
  • "AMD To Show Radeon RX VEGA at Computex - But no availability" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.5.2" Softpedia 8:41 AM
  • "Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem" SBC NEWS 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Sank To A 3-Month Low On Disappointing Forecast" RTTNews 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco Extends Layoffs to 1,100 More Positions" Coverge! 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $11.94bn, up 3.1%" Converge! 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stock market storms to session high, pares weekly loss: Deere, Applied Materials, Ross Stores shares on the move" MarketWatch 3:47 PM
  • "Stocks Come Off Highs on More Developments in Trump-Russia Quagmire" TheStreet 3:47 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Up but Off Session Highs on Renewed Political Fears" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Stocks Higher, Wiping Out Most of Midweek Tumble: Analysts say investors looking past political turmoil to economy, earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks stabilize after uneasy week of trading: Banking stocks weigh in Australia, Nikkei down slightly" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "European stocks end higher as investors start digging out of Trump-inspired rout: European stocks finished Friday's session higher, modestly recovering from a selloff spurred by U.S. political drama that dragged major regional benchmarks into the red for the week." MarketWatch 12:12 PM

 
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