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Friday Highlights: Spring 2018 might see a number of new products, including software, from Apple; Dan Moren feels HomePod is starting out like the Apple Watch, "whereas the chief criticism of the latter upon its release was that it tried to do too much, the HomePod follows more of a tried-and-true Apple pattern: it starts small"; Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, likely to see extra tax on revenues in UK; Safari to be friendlier to social media as changes made to "cookie killer"; Glenn Fleishman reiterates warning to *not* convert "Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS"; numerous accidental calls to 911 made from California Apple repair center; Land Rover introducing $800 Android smartphone with super rugged features, and more; AirPower wireless charging pad said to be available for purchase sometime in March.

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  • "Apple should be afraid of Google. Very afraid"  CNET 8:39 AM
  • "No 'OK, Google' on the iPhone? That's a huge problem"  VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "'Today at Apple' launches worldwide" Apple 6:34 PM
  • "Apple seemingly stops offering free three-month Apple Music trial in select countries" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Apple Music's Three-Month Trial is No Longer Free in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland" MacRumors 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's biggest launch of the year may have been last week or something" MacDailyNews 4:31 PM
  • "Tipping point for Apple Pay as majority of UK tills accept limitless payments" Telegraph 4:33 PM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft, and Google are raising the bar higher than ever for Apple"  Business Insider 5/20
  • "Apple's biggest launch of the year may have been last week" CNET 5/20
  • "Today At Apple: How Angela Ahrendts Imagined A New Apple Retail Experience"  Forbes 5/20
  • "Apple Remains Best Performing DJIA Stock of 2017" 24/7 Wall St. 5/20
  • "Apple among companies meeting at White House next month to talk government modernization, immigration, more" 9to5Mac 5/20
  • "Apple execs, other tech firms to talk immigration, government modernization in White House meeting" MacDailyNews 5/20
  • "Vestager: Ireland 'taking too long' to recover Apple tax"  News Talk 5/19
  • "Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a glucose-monitoring device"  Business Insider 5/19
  • "Tim Cook is testing a glucose tracker for the Apple Watch" The Verge 5/19
  • "Tim Cook is reportedly testing Apple Watch-connected diabetes tracker" The Next Web 5/19
  • "15 reasons Apple leads the mobile enterprise" Computerworld 5/19
  • "Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Deleted iPhone Notes Remain Stored In iCloud Even After 30 Days" UberGizmo 1:27 PM
  • "We Did It Again: Deleted Notes Extracted from iCloud" Elcomsoft 5/19
  • "Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing your iTunes library" Macworld 5/19
  • "How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac" OS X Daily 5/19
  • "Making Numbers Formulas Easier To Read" MacMost 5/19
  • "Learning a Language? You Need This macOS Dictionary Tip" Apple Must 5/19
  • "Did Apple just kill tenths of loyal websites?" Mac Gamer HQ 5/19
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "Ready for Take Off – Endless Space 2 Available Now on Steam" ["...available now on Steam for Windows and Mac OS"] Amplitude Studios 5/19
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple refuses refund as batteries blamed for airborne headphone explosion" ZDNet 9:04 PM
  • "Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011 MacBook Pros" AppleInsider 1:24 PM
  • "Apple Blames Exploding Beats Headphone On Third-Party Batteries" UberGizmo 5/20
  • "Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device" Clark 5/20
  • "Ford Brings New Android and Apple Features to Cars" 24/7 Wall St. 5/20
  • "Rare Apple-I fetches less than expected at German auction" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 5/20
  • "The first ever computer built by Steve Jobs in his garage just sold for £100,000" Metro UK 5/20
  • "Survey: Android devices now have lower failure rates than iPhones"  phoneArena 5/19
  • "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 5/19
  • "Apple blames exploding headphones on third-party battery" TechRadar UK 5/19
  • "Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries" The Verge 5/19
  • "Data Forensics Company Recovers Notes Data Apple Claims is Deleted" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "Toyota CEO on Tesla: 'what they are producing is something close to an iPhone'"  Electrek 5/19
  • "NY State records show what Apple & other tech companies spend lobbying against the right to repair" 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "Apple Funds Lobbyists to Oppose New York 'Right to Repair' Bill" iDrop News 5/19
  • "Apple Posts Four More iPhone 7 Photography Tutorials [Video] iClarified 5/19
  • "Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple introduces the doomed Apple III" Cult of Mac 5/19
Non-Apple News
  • "Killing the NES Classic Edition looks like a worse and worse idea" BGR 5/19
  • "AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/19
  • "DDOS Attacks Are Trying to Bring WannaCry Ransomware Back" Wired 5/19
  • "New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft's hatred for USB-C" The Verge 5/19
  • "Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst for children's mental health" Business Insider 5/19
  • "Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped" The Register 5/19
  • "Fixing Album Art, Cracked iPads, and UPnP Dangers – Mac Geek Gab 658" The Mac Observer 11:06 AM
  • "Trusting Siri, Apple's Diabetes Wristband -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-19" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "New MacBook Pros as WWDC? Don't miss this week's CultCast!" Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Apple Says 2011 MacBook Pro No Longer Eligible For 'Video Issues' Repair Program" MacRumors 5/20
  • "Apple granted a patent for inviting others to online sessions" Apple World Today 5/20
  • "Apple to ship 5-6 million 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablets in 2017, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 5/19
  • "New Report Reaffirms 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Announcement At WWDC 2017" Redmond Pie 5/19
  • "TPK hikes 3D Touch price for iPhone with OLED, says paper" DigiTimes 5/19
  • "Component cost for 3D Touch module in OLED iPhone to rise by 150%, amidst rumors of premium priced iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "New 'iPhone 8' 3D Touch tech rumored to be more expensive than Apple expected" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Apple Said to Be Increasing Production of Rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro" MacRumors 5/19
  • "Apple Increasing 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Ahead of Launch" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "Apple iOS 10.3.2 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 5/19
  • "Jailbreak developer hacks NFC on iPhone 6s to talk to NFC devices" 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "iPhone hacked by jailbreak developer to interact with NFC devices" iDownload Blog 5/19
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/19
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/19
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/19

  • "Logic Pros Review: The 'Unique' virtual analog synth and wild vowel filter comes to iOS" 9to5Mac 4:28 PM
  • "HTC U11 vs Apple iPhone 7: The weigh-in/How do HTC and Apple's top phone compare on specs?" Stuff Magazine 5/19
  • "Why I love Apple's hideous Smart Battery Case" Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "Review: Apple's new sleep monitor is too fiddly" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/19
  • "FLI Charge review: Versatile wireless charging pad works with USB gadgets, too" Macworld 5/19
  • "We got one of Apple's patented round pizza boxes" The Outline 5/19
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Friday 5: Things 3 is more than just a visual overhaul [Video] 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "SoundHound vs. Shazam: Which music identification service should you use?" iMore 5/19
  • "Times of Day for the Best Images: Golden Hour One for iOS" eXtensions 5/19
  • "How to Resend an iMessage on iPhone to Fix a 'Not Delivered' Error" OS X Daily 9:03 PM
  • "How to Automatically Hide Your Mac's Menu Bar and Dock" iDrop News 4:29 PM
  • "How to Save Photos, Videos, and Stories from Instagram to Your iPhone" iDrop News 1:26 PM
  • "Touch ID Not Working on iPhone 7? Try These Solutions" iDrop News 5/20
  • "iPhone Apps Stuck on 'Waiting' During Download? Here's How to Fix It" iDrop News 5/20
  • "How To Install DownCloud On iOS 10 To Download Songs From SoundCloud Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 5/20
  • "Boot Camp – Capture Screenshots in Windows With an Apple Keyboard" MacTrast 5/20
  • "Gmail Smart Reply: How To Turn the Feature Off" Time 5/19
  • "How to share iCloud Photo Sharing albums with others" iMore 5/19
  • "Is Your Macbook Charger Dead? Check These Solutions Before Buying A New One" Digital Trends 4:29 PM
  • "Here's What to Do After Dropping Your iPhone in Water" iDrop News 4:29 PM
  • "An Essential iCloud Tip Travellers Need Before They Leave" Apple Must 8:47 AM
  • "How to see how much storage space is available on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 5/19
  • "Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Encryption Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 Reportedly Still On Track For September Launch" UberGizmo 9:05 PM
  • "What it's like to work in Chinese factory assembling iPhones" New Zealand Herald 6:35 PM
  • "I was there for the first iPhone release 10 years ago — here's what it was like" Business Insider 4:33 PM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone 8 Will Be So Expensive" Forbes 4:30 PM
  • "iPhone 8 and iPhone 7S moulds leak alongside each other" TrustedReviews 10:58 AM
  • "Cassandra: Taking Time to Stop -Breathe on the Apple Watch" eXtensions 8:47 AM
  • "Here's everything Apple is rumoured to be launching in 2017" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Americans aren't in love with 'America First'" CNET 4:28 PM
  • "iPhone 8: Here's everything we think we know about Apple's super-expensive iPhone" ZDNet 5/20
  • "I am slave to Apple Watch no more" BetaNews 5/20
  • "Apple's AirPods are the perfect accessory to meditation apps" The Verge 5/20
  • "The iPhone 8 rumor mill: what to expect, or not" The Next Web 5/20
  • "We tested Apple's Siri versus Google's new competitor on the iPhone, and Siri loses pretty miserably" CNBC 5/20
  • "Leaked iPhone 8 mold suggests device will be slightly larger than the iPhone 7" BGR 5/20
  • "iCloud Notes recovered well beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window" SlashGear 5/20
  • "New photos show purported iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus molds side by side" 9to5Mac 5/20
  • "Basic motivations: Making iPhone 8 headphone news" Macworld 5/20
  • "I finally found my favorite Apple Watch band for Android Wear/Gear smartwatches, here's where to buy it" 9to5Google 5/20
  • "I tried one of Apple's new free photography classes — here's what I learned" Business Insider 5/20
  • "Apple Watch May Have 1 Brilliant Benefit In watchOS 3.2.2: Should You Upgrade?" Forbes 5/20
  • "Join the discussion: Please, Apple, no curved display." iMore 5/20
  • "Apple doesn't always expunge deleted notes older than 30 days" Engadget 5/20
  • "Why Apple wants to outlaw people from fixing their own iPhones" Business Insider 5/19
  • "The smaller iPad Pro should be coming next month" BGR 5/19
  • "Dr. Mac Says He Can Save You an Hour a Day for Life (for Free)" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "A Stellar Concept Video for iOS 11 and the Rebirth of the Mac" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "Imagining the introduction of a 'Siri Speaker'" Six Colors 5/19
  • "Championing the Mac Pro"  iMore 5/19
  • "The 'Holy Grail' in Diabetes"  512 Pixels 5/19
  • "A look at 100 awesome iOS 11 features we hope Apple introduces at WWDC" BGR 5/19
  • "iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Concept Video"  MacStories 5/19
  • "Is iPhone Facial Recognition A Good Idea?" NoodleMac 5/19
  • "This Is What the Apple iPhone 8 Looks Like? You're Kidding, Right?" RealMoney 5/19
  • "Comment: Google and ASUS provide a glimpse of the AR features we might see in the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 5/19
  • "About Apple's Marketshare Myth" Mac360 5/19
  • "Tech companies are addicting people, but is that so bad?"  The Next Web 5/19
  • "Apple And The Talking Box Fantasy" Mac360 5/19
  • "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 5/19
  • "Prepare Yourself For Ransomeware Hell" Mashable 5/19
  • "Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast" PCWorld 5/19
  • "Here's how Trump's FCC affects you" CNNMoney 5/19
  • "Review: Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet you probably shouldn't buy [Video] 9to5Google 5/19
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Redesigned Version of Microsoft OneNote Now Available on Mac and iOS" MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "'Finger Spinner' Tops the Free App Charts as the Fidget Spinner Craze Goes Digital" Touch Arcade 5/19
  • "Capcom's classic Ghouls'n Ghosts slashes its way onto iOS" Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "Ford's first over-the-air software update adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto" Digital Trends 5/19
  • "Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars using over-the-air updates" VentureBeat 5/19
  • "'Eggggg - The Platform Puker' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 5/19
  • "Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors" Architosh 5/19
  • "Scream Flying released for iOS Devices - The Ultimate Voice Control Game" prMac 5/19
Computer Industry
  • "Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Secret Facebook documents reveal how site battles violent content" Mashable 4:28 PM
  • "Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm" CNET 4:27 PM
  • "Leak reveals Facebook's rules for controversial content" Engadget 4:30 PM
  • "In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision" TechCrunch 9:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Perfect Partner' For Mobile Is Apple" Forbes 6:50 PM
  • "WikiLeaks Says 'Athena' CIA Spying Program Targets All Versions of Windows" CDR Info 1:26 PM
  • "Windows XP Survived the WannaCry Fiasco Unexpectedly Well" Softpedia 1:28 PM
  • "Inside Google's Fight To Keep The US Government Out Of Gmail Inboxes" Forbes 4:27 PM
  • "WikiLeaks reveal new Athena Spyware framework targeting Windows 10" MSPoweruser 5/20
  • "WikiLeaks releases CIA spyware, known as Athena, that targets all Windows versions from XP to 10" OnMSFT 5/20
  • "Windows 7 Users Hit the Hardest by WannaCry Ransomware" Softpedia 5/20
  • "Over 98% of All WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7" Bleepingcomputer 5/20
  • "Why Microsoft Is A Better Dividend Growth Stock Than Intel" Seeking Alpha 5/20
  • "Why Intel believes 5G wireless will make autonomous cars smarter" VentureBeat 5/20
  • "AMD's Financial Analyst Day 2017: On The Cusp Of Greatness Again?" Forbes 5/20
  • "Why One Analyst Thinks AMD's Rally Could Be Over" 24/7 Wall St. 5/20
  • "It's Windows 7 — not Windows XP — that's to blame for the spread of WannaCry ransomware" BetaNews 5/19
  • "Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die" ZDNet 5/19
  • "Windows XP vulnerability didn't help spread WannaCry" V3 5/19
  • "Windows XP hit by WannaCry ransomware? This tool could decrypt your infected files" ZDNet 5/19
  • "Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?" Tech Times 5/19
  • "Microsoft held back a free WannaCry patch, report says" CNET 5/19
  • "Microsoft to open Africa datacentres to seek edge in cloud push" The Star: Malaysia 5/19
  • "Microsoft Builds Cloud Data Centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town" Converge! 5/19
  • "Microsoft Opens First Cloud Data Centers in South Africa" eWeek 5/19
  • "Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365: Microsoft's cloud just grew its reach with new regions" ZDNet 5/19
  • "'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft" ZDNet 5/19
  • "Windows 10 S Will Not Support the Linux Subsystem" Thurrott 5/19
  • "Linux distros won't work on Microsoft's new Windows 10 S" Neowin 5/19
  • "IBM's quantum computer gets powerful upgrade" Reuters 5/19
  • "The Morning Download: IBM Winding Down Era of Remote Work" WSJ Blogs 5/19
  • "IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office" CNNMoney 5/19
  • "IBM Accelerator Program To Help Drive Business Adoption Of Blockchain" Silicon UK 5/19
  • "IBM unleashes blockchain accelerator for start-ups" Banking Tech 5/19
  • "IBM Scientists Demonstrate Ballistic Nanowire Connections for Quantum Computing" CDR Info 5/19
  • "HP Launches Elite x2 1012 G2 2-in-1: 12.3-Inch Display, Kaby Lake, 1 TB SSD, 16 GB LPDDR3, TB3" AnandTech 5/19
  • "Dell EMC man: Hyperconverged is love, hyperconverged is life, but won't kill SAN yet" The Register 5/19
  • "Cork student astronomer Cormac Larkin bags $1,000 at Intel ISEF 2017" SiliconRepublic 5/19
  • "Shuttle XC60J IPC Powered by Intel Apollo Lake Celeron SoC" Guru3D 5/19
  • "AMD's RX Vega Won't Launch Until Later This Year" ExtremeTech 5/19
  • "AMD's next GPU generation is almost ready" The Verge 5/19
  • "AMD Vega Softlaunch Confirmed For Computex 2017, Market Availability Later In June" SegmentNext 5/19
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega will appear at Computex—but launch comes later" Ars Technica UK 5/19
  • "Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work and play PC with AMD's 6-core CPU champion" PCWorld Australia 5/19
  • "AMD To Show Radeon RX VEGA at Computex - But no availability" Guru3D 5/19
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.5.2" Softpedia 5/19
  • "Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem" SBC NEWS 5/19
  • "Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Sank To A 3-Month Low On Disappointing Forecast" RTTNews 5/19
  • "Cisco Extends Layoffs to 1,100 More Positions" Coverge! 5/19
  • "Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $11.94bn, up 3.1%" Converge! 5/19
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 5/19
  • "Stocks Come Off Highs on More Developments in Trump-Russia Quagmire" TheStreet 5/19
  • "Wall Street Ends Up but Off Session Highs on Renewed Political Fears" Reuters 5/19
  • "Stocks Higher, Wiping Out Most of Midweek Tumble: Analysts say investors looking past political turmoil to economy, earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 5/19
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks stabilize after uneasy week of trading: Banking stocks weigh in Australia, Nikkei down slightly" MarketWatch 5/19
  • "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 5/19

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