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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
  • "Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 6:22 AM
  • "Apple opens new store in Singapore" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Apple Orchard Road opens in Singapore" Apple 5/27
  • "Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public" MacRumors 5/27
  • "Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the publicĀ [Gallery] 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies" 9to5Mac 5/27
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to fix a Mac that won't turn on" Macworld UK 5/26
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Fill your Mac's menu bar with USEFUL info!" Mac Kung Fu 5/26
  • "Massively speed-up your Mac's public VPN" Mac Kung Fu 5/26
  • "4 Useful Things You Can Do With the Touch Bar" Envato Tuts+ 5/26
  • "How to learn Swift 3: Need to learn Apple's Swift development language? Help is at hand with these handy online resources, including free & paid courses." Macworld UK 5/26
  • "Convert Managed Final Cut Pro X Libraries to External Media Libraries With A Free FCPX Migration Utility App" fcp.co 5/26
  • "Can Windows be used with Apple's two-factor authentication?" Macworld 5/26
  • "Three Ways To Type Accent Marks on Your Mac" MacMost 5/26
  • "How to automatically select the best email account in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 5/26
  • "How To Make Your Mac More Secure" NoodleMac 5/26
  • "Alternative Password Managers" TeraTalks 5/26
Op/Ed
  • "Document Menu View Controller not Showing Locations" Cocoanetics 1:50 PM
  • "macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Thinking About Shared iCloud Photo Libraries" 512 Pixels 5/26
Press Releases
  • "Autodesk Updates AutoCAD for Mac—Touch Bar Support" Architosh 5/26
  • "Feral Updates 'Sid Meier's Railroads!' for macOS Compatibility" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.3.4" fcp.co 5/26
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements" 9to5Mac 5/26
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple staff blackout dates hint at 'iPhone 8' launch post-Sept. 17" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Galaxy S8 fails to beat two-year-old iPhone 6s in speed and memory management comparison test: Galaxy S8 loses out to iPhone 6s in speed and memory performance test, despite the former featuring the latest hardware."  International Business Times 5/26
  • "IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills': Young children's maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis." BBC 5/26
  • "Apple may aid investigation into deadly 2016 EgyptAir crash" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "France investigates whether Apple iPhone, iPad caused EgyptAir crash" Business Insider 5/26
  • "Apple prepares to open its first Singapore store on Orchard Road: US tech group's much-anticipated new outlet also its first in Southeast Asia" Nikkei 5/26
  • "Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents: A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties." Ars Technica 5/26
  • "The Full Universal Secure Registry Lawsuit against Apple and Visa over the Apple Pay System is now Revealed" Patently Apple 5/26
  • "Apple co-founder taking a wait-and-see approach to iPhone 8 speculation" BNN 5/26
  • "Sir Jony Ive lauds importance of tech immigration" IT PRO 5/26
  • "Manchester attack: Mobile phone 'saved woman's life'" BBC 5/26
  • "Apple designer Marc Newson sells $12K hourglass as Swiss watchmaker does analog Apple Watch clone" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Watch artist create this week's New Yorker cover on an iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple worth more than Microsoft for first time" Cult of Mac 5/26
Non-Apple News
  • "Judy Android Malware Targeted Google Play Store For A Year Potentially Infecting 36 Million Users" HotHardware 6:56 PM
  • "Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June: If you need a gigantic digital reader, you're set." Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "Swiss watchmaker H. Moser creates $27k Apple Watch lookalike" SlashGear 12:28 PM
  • "Trump switches from Android to an iPhone with only one app: Twitter" Neowin 6:28 AM
  • "Donald Trump hasn't tweeted from his Android phone in two months: Hello, Trump iPhone." Recode 5/27
  • "Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018" The Verge 5/26
  • "Google AlphaGo AI took on 5 champion Go players at once and still won" TechRepublic 5/26
  • "Tidal loses third CEO in two years: Jay Z's music service has lost another CEO, Jefferey Toig." CNET 5/26
  • "A researcher just proved that vape pens are a digital security threat" Mashable 5/26
  • "Russian 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Tainted Their Huge Leaks With Fake Data" Forbes 5/26
  • "Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation" BBC 5/26
  • "The impossible dream: perfecting smartphone battery life" TechRadar UK 5/26
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More – Mac Geek Gab 659" The Mac Observer 11:55 AM
  • "Even More Rants - The TouchArcade Show #308" Touch Arcade 5/26
  • "Apple Watch Tops Heart Rate Monitor Study, Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-26" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Canvas, Episode 36: Wishes for iOS 11" MacStories 5/26
  • "Editors' commentary of this week at The Verge" The Verge 5/26
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 40" FCPRadio 5/26
  • "We talk iPhone's 8 big price hike and our favorite HomeKit smart lights on The CultCastCult of Mac 5/26
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, iPad Pro 2, Thunderbolt 3, and HomeKit newcomers" AppleInsider 5/26
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Reportedly Developing Powerful Neural Engine Chip For Future iPhone AI"  HotHardware 5/27
  • "iOS 10.3.2 Update Reportedly Causing Severe Battery Drain for Some iPhone Users"  Gadget 360 5/26
  • "New iPhone to come without home button, says paper"  DigiTimes 5/26
  • "TSMC Sources Claim 'iPhone 8' Will Have Touch ID Integrated into Display" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID directly on the OLED screen with optical fingerprint sensor" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "TSMC source alleges 'iPhone 8' Touch ID embedded in display, wider screen ratio" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "iPhone 8 Case Shows Size Comparison Between iPhone 7 and 7 Plus" iDrop News 5/26
AppleCare/Helps
  • "These MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30" 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode" MacRumors 5/26
  • "How to fix a wet or water-damaged iPhone (or iPad)" Macworld UK 5/26
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
  • "Best iPhone 7 Plus cases" iMore 11:04 AM
Reviews
  • "Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem" AppleInsider 5/27
  • "Apple AirPods vs BeatsX: Two smart sets of earphones battle it out" Expert Reviews 5/26
  • "New three-monitor (4K + 5K + 4K) setup for my 2014 Mac Pro" Betalogue 5/26
  • "Rat Rod Your iMac with an eGPU? Or Sell It And Build A Hackintosh?" Bare Feats 5/26
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Speak4MePro: iOS app to Assist Those who Cannot Speak" eXtensions 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A year in analysis" iMore 5/27
  • "DigitalPage: A unique note-taking app with great expandability" ZDNet 5/27
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Logic Pros: How to send MIDI from Logic Pro X to iOS synths wirelessly" 9to5Mac 7:34 PM
  • "AirDroid: Everything you need to know" iMore 10:59 AM
  • "HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation" iMore 6:22 AM
  • "How to use 3D Touch in Maps to see the weather anywhere" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "How to drag-and-drop content between Readdle's iPad apps" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "How to Update AirPods Firmware" OS X Daily 5/26
  • "How to make your jailbroken iPhone feel more like a Windows phone — and why you'd want to" iMore 5/26
Tips
  • "Top 10 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6:33 AM
  • "Speed up app installs and iCloud access on your Apple devices!" iMore 5/27
  • "How to Speed up iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with These 6 Tips" iPhone Hacks 5/26
  • "Tips for working out with Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "8 Useful Apple Maps For iOS Tips" Apple Must 5/26
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is 2017 the beginning of the end for the app economy?" The Next Web 11:42 AM
  • "Can Apple Sell 100 Million iPhones Over The Holidays?" 24/7 Wall St. 6:28 AM
  • "Where is eBook Interoperability?" Kirkville 5/27
  • "Apple developing dedicated AI chip for future devices" iDownload Blog 5/26
  • "New 'Apple Neural Engine' chip could help with facial and speech recognition on iPhones" Mashable 5/26
  • "Two years in, what has Apple ResearchKit accomplished?" Stat 5/26
  • "Is it time for Apple to say goodbye to Jony Ive? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "The Touchbar MacBook Pro is a Disposable Embarrassment" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Apple's Huge Mac Advantage Confirmed by Consumer Reports" Apple Must 5/26
  • "Apple is proud to share its work on accessibility, and so should everyone else" iMore 5/26
  • "Ask a Fool: Why Doesn't Apple Do Something With Its $256.8 Billion in Cash?" The Motley Fool 5/26
  • "Apple's vacation blackout days for retail staff telegraph iPhone 8 release date" MacDailyNews 5/26
  • "The Day Everything Lives In iCloud" Mac360 5/26
  • "Is Google waiting for Apple to Popularize Mobile AR?" Tech.pinions 5/26
  • "Andy Rubin's mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can't" BGR 5/26
  • "Apple reveals belief in reincarnation/Commentary: Are they strange at Apple? Depends on your perspective on the company's latest ad." CNET 5/26
  • "Home is where the HomeKit wants to be: HomeKit has improved since its introduction three years ago, but it's struggling to find a place in most homes. What can Apple do to make HomeKit a part of your home?" Macworld 5/26
  • "Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul: As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings."  Macworld 5/26
Non-Apple
  • "No, The Computer Is Not Disappearing" Mac360 5/26
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to His Own Harvard Commencement Speech" Wired 5/26
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis" GoComics 5/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Amazon Introduces First 4K TV With Built-In Fire TV and Alexa [Video] iClarified 7:23 PM
  • "Renamed Mixer game streaming apps now available for iOS and Android with Chromecast support" MSPoweruser 11:19 AM
  • "New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweaks: SmartCameraShutter, GalaxyPulse, Thumbtack, More" Redmond Pie 6:24 AM
  • "The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone: So long as you're willing to deal with ads, that is." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "Spatial Wave Announces Release of Mapplet on iOS" prMac 5/27
  • "Microsoft brings its new game streaming platform to iOS" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro Aims to be All-in-One Podcasting Solution" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Apple Events App for Apple TV Receives Update Ahead of June 5 WWDC Keynote Live Stream" MacTrast 5/26
  • "Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update" phoneArena 5/26
  • "Shopify Launches Ecommerce Channel for Gaming Companies, Integrates with Apple" Investopedia 5/26
  • "New Mobile App Will Help Kids Find Free Summer Meals" PRNewswire 5/26
  • "Build Collaborative Playlists in Apple Music with AM Collaborate" prMac 5/26
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others write to House of Representatives asking for reform of NSA surveillance" BetaNews 6:32 AM
  • "User concept shows what a Fluent Design-inspired Windows Resource Monitor could look like" Neowin 6:24 AM
  • "Cancelled Windows Phone Rocked Quite the Funky Physical Keyboard" Gizmodo UK 2:55 PM
  • "Microsoft expects to start storing data in DNA within the next few years: Report" Tech 2 6:32 AM
  • "Citrix allows you to run Win32 apps on UWP-only Windows 10 S using virtualization" Neowin 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Vs. Cisco: You'll Never Guess Which Is The Less Risky Stock To Buy Right Now" Seeking Alpha 9:30 PM
  • "Intel partners with Microsoft for increased Thunderbolt 3 support on Windows" Windows report 6:31 AM
  • "Full Intel X299 HEDT Skylake X, Kaby Lake X and Coffee Lake S Mainstream Platform Details Unveiled – Core i9-7920X Skylake X Flagship, Core i7 7740X Kaby Lake X Flagship, Coffee Lake To Get 6 Core and 4 Core CPUs" WCCFTech 3:41 PM
  • "IBM, VMware to launch centre of excellence: American tech major IBM on Friday said it is launching its first centre of excellence, in association with VMware, to serve enterprises' needs on the cloud." The Economic Times 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans To Store Data In DNA" IndiaTimes 5/27
  • "Windows 10 is used on more than 50 million business PCs" OnMSFT 5/27
  • "Microsoft details accessibility improvements in EdgeHTML 15 with Windows 10 Creators Update" Neowin 5/27
  • "Cancelled Windows Phone 7 handset from Nokia appears in photos, has physical keyboard" Neowin 5/27
  • "HP reports record Q2 sales, claims the #1 spot in the PC market from Lenovo" Neowin 5/27
  • "Nvidia BattleBox To be Offered With Both Intel and Ryzen Processors" Guru3D 5/27
  • "Hybrid cloud is the way to go, claims IBM executive: When adopting cloud technology, the public is looking for private and public services under a single infrastructure. an IBM executive claims hybrid is the solution" The Indian Express 5/27
  • "Gigabyte's Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Aorus Gaming Motherboards Leak Ahead Of Computex" HotHardware 5/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays" AppleInsider 5/26
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq book narrow records ahead of Memorial Day weekend: Latest reading of first-quarter GDP raised" MarketWatch 5/26
  • "Wall Street moves past latest Dow 'panic attack'" USA Today 5/26
  • "Wall St. drifts before long weekend, but consumer stocks up" Reuters 5/26
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Consumer-Discretionary Sector: Oil falls, weighing on commodity-sensitive companies, after OPEC extends output cuts by less than some investors had hoped" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/26
  • "Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall on weak oil prices: Australian and Japanese stocks again lagged behind other Asian equities on Friday, with oil's sharp overnight pullback putting pressure on those equities." MarketWatch 5/26
  • "European stocks close lower as oil, auto shares pull back: European stocks finished lower Friday, leaving the regional benchmark with a tiny weekly loss, with oil and gas shares pushed down on disappointment stemming from OPEC's agreement to extend production cuts." MarketWatch 5/26

 
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