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Tuesday Highlights: Apple is Fast Company's number one "most innovative compan[y]" in the world; BusinessKorea reporting Apple enjoying 30% share of Korean smartphone market; Nikkei says OLED panel output from Samsung getting slashed due to slump in iPhone X sales; Apple updates all OSes to patch "Telugu letter text bug bomb"; Coldroot is a Mac trojan that was "undetected for years"; AppleInsider goes hands-on with Parallels Toolbox 2.5; "is Apple sacrificing the well-being of its customers and employees on the altar of unfettered design?"; Spotify may be prepping to engage HomePod, Echo, and Google Home; Apple rainbow logo set for a comeback?; Chinese website thinks iPhone SE2 will debut at WWDC 2018; Vlad Savov on his "descent into madness" over choosing between iPhone and Pixel.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Outdo Google and Amazon" ["The device will differ from Amazon.com Inc.'s Echo and Alphabet Inc.'s Google Home speakers by offering virtual surround sound technology and deep integration with Apple's product lineup, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss products that aren't yet public."]  Bloomberg 2:54 PM
  • "Apple Is Now a Prodigious Chipmaker, Giving It Some Major Competitive Advantages: Along with being one of the world's biggest consumer electronics makers, retailers and digital content sellers, Apple is now a top-tier chip developer, as judged by the estimated dollar value of all the chips it ships in a given year. This fact tends to get swept under the rug, since all of the chips Apple creates are used in its own hardware rather than sold to third parties."  TheStreet 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Has Enough Cash to Buy Every Major Sports Team in the World: The company's $250 billion cash pile could be used to make every star athlete an employee reporting to Cupertino."  Inc. 2:43 PM
  • "Can Andy Rubin get Apple, Google and Amazon to play nice? For the Android creator's vision for consumer devices to pan out, he needs to get tech giants and wireless carriers to reach a level of kumbaya. It's no easy feat." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Did Apple Poach a Qualcomm Engineer to Develop Chips In-House?" Investopedia 7:46 AM
  • "Tim Cook among CEOs urging President Trump to keep US in Paris climate pact" 9to5Mac 5:21 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Hosting Recording Studio for Podcasters at WWDC 2017" The Mac Observer 8:34 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 31 Released for macOS Sierra" The Mac Observer 2:43 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Timing 2.0 review: Mac software for professionals to track billable time" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "Photos for iOS and macOS: The limits of liked photos/Apple doesn't let you use popularity for selection or sorting, and has two kinds of 'likes.'" Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Creating Mac Calendar Events" MacMost 9:43 AM
  • "How to Add a Word or Spelling to Spellcheck on Mac" OS X Daily 2:55 PM
  • "How to open a playlist in a new window in iTunes 12.6 on macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Month in Review: Apple Security in May 2017" Intego 10:09 AM
  • "Switch: Mac To Windows" TeraTalks 9:23 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 Wish List: New features we want in macOS 10.13" Macworld 7:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5: Icon view for databases and more" DEVONtechnologies 11:00 AM
  • "HoudahSpot 4.3: Ultra-fast file search for Mac gets speed boost" Houdah Software 9:55 AM
  • "Unofficial macOS WWDC app update adds annotations and bookmarking" 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "URL Extractor 4.5.1 to extract url and emails from the web, search engine and local files" Tension Software 8:03 AM
  • "PROMT Offline translator for Mac - translate words, sentences or paragraphs with a single hotkey in any app. It's a first translator that works offline - no data is sent to internet!" Promt 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here are all the devices that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit" MacDailyNews 1:59 PM
  • "iPod controls Albany Med patient's deep-brain stimulation device: Implant guided by iPod helps man with Parkinson's disease" Albany Times Union 7:22 AM
  • "How Apple CarPlay radically improves this small sport utility vehicle" VentureBeat 2:56 PM
  • "Death sentence for lethal theft of iPhone: The Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced two men, aged 25 and 26, to death for killing a man for his iPhone 6, worth about 26,000 baht, in Bangkok's Lat Phrao district in January." Bangkok Post 8:04 AM
  • "How to watch U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and Laurene Powell Jobs live tonight" Recode 8:09 AM
  • "North Korea loves Apple so much, it's produced an iPad of its own" Mashable 7:36 AM
  • "North Korea reinvents the 'iPad'" Engadget 9:45 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Newspapers replaces photo staff with iPhones" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Uber's Head of Finance Exits as Revenue Rises, Losses Narrow" Bloomberg 10:25 PM
  • "Toyota's latest infotainment system is powered by Linux: The 2018 Camry will give buyers a new option to Android Auto and Carplay." Engadget 2:43 PM
  • "Google Delaying Some Gmail Messages to Quell Phishing" PC Magazine 3:57 PM
  • "Google says its machine learning tech now blocks 99.9% of Gmail spam and phishing messages" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "US won't ban laptops on European flights, at least for now" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Worldwide ban on laptops & tablets in airline hand baggage now being 'intensely' discussed" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Carpool Karaoke Apple Music Is Good, Woz Is Cool, AI Chips Are Important -ACM 413" The Mac Observer 6:11 PM
  • "Google Maps vs Apple Maps – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-31" The Mac Observer 2:04 PM
  • "iOS 11 features we'd love to see unveiled at WWDC: Why this iPhone user dreams that iOS 11 will bring serious upgrades to FaceTime, Siri, and Apple Pay." Macworld 7:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Registers New Macs and iPads in Eurasia Ahead of WWDC on June 5"  MacRumors 7:29 AM
  • "Eurasian filings indicate new MacBooks, iPads and Apple Magic Keyboard coming at WWDC" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Registers New Mac and iPad Models as WWDC Reveal Looms" Apple Must 8:04 AM
  • "New Report Claims iPhone 8 Bigger, Thicker, Heavier than iPhone 7" The Mac Observer 10:05 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "Download: iOS 10.3.3 Public Beta 2, macOS 10.12.6 Public Beta 2 Out Now" Redmond Pie 11:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: Elgato HD60 S – a solid video capture and live streaming companion¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 6:18 PM
  • "Review: Elgato Eve Degree HomeKit Temperature & Humidity Monitor" iLounge 2:56 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Elevate Your Mental Acuity" YMP Now 5:26 PM
  • "AnchorFree Hotspot Shield Elite (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "Golden Frog VyprVPN (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add your iCloud Calendar to Amazon Echo" iMore 2:21 PM
  • "Broke Your iPhone 7? Here's How to Fix It Yourself" iFixit 12:15 PM
  • "Download Play! PS2 Emulator IPA On iOS 10 iPhone [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 12:00 PM
  • "DIY: Make Your Earbuds Fit Perfectly with Sugru" iMore 10:02 AM
Tips
  • "Did You Know This Useful Little Mac Calendar Tip?" Apple Must 2:05 PM
  • "Protecting Your Smart Devices: Q. How safe is it to give smart gadgets the password to my Wi-Fi network? Should I be worried and what can I do?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Easily manage all your YouTube notifications via all-new Activity tab" iDownload Blog 9:46 AM
  • "7 ways to take control of Auto-correct on iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 6:52 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Siri Speaker Wishlist: Top 5 Features We Would Love to See" iPhone Hacks 6:53 PM
  • "How AIs, like Siri, Could Become Our Proxy Shoppers" The Mac Observer 5:27 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Manufacturing Siri Speaker with Surround Sound, But No Screen" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "Feature Request: Choosing default and Control Center apps" 9to5Mac 2:55 PM
  • "Apple iTunes could be a big player in Hollywood's move to PVOD" MacDailyNews 2:21 PM
  • "Apple Regulatory Filings Point To New Ipad And Macbook Pro Models" Digital Trends 2:20 PM
  • "Where will the iPhone 8 be built?" Macworld UK 2:19 PM
  • "This is looking more and more like the iPhone 8's final design" BGR 2:19 PM
  • "7 ways Apple TV can get better" CNET 2:18 PM
  • "UBS: Apple could be worth a lot more than people think (AAPL)" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "The creator of Android missed out on a $100 million investment because of Apple" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Apple's iTunes has the upper hand when it comes to a premium video-on-demand service" Apple World Today 2:17 PM
  • "Apple, a prodigious chipmaker, has some major competitive advantages" MacDailyNews 2:17 PM
  • "Why Apple is failing to upend Google in the battle for mobile map dominance" TechRepublic 2:01 PM
  • "Apple doesn't love me anymore, croons lifetime fanboy" CNET 1:58 PM
  • "Android vs. iOS: Are iPhones Really Safer?" Barron's 1:58 PM
  • "Will A New 10.5-Inch Display Size Reboot iPad Pro Sales? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:24 AM
  • "How Apple Is Afraid Of Failure" Mac360 9:23 AM
  • "On Apple's Privacy And Artificial Intelligence" NoodleMac 9:22 AM
  • "Apple has the worst products, except for all the others" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Apple sharpens its silicon edge" Apple 3.0 8:19 AM
  • "Comment: LTE-equipped laptops on the way from ASUS, HP, Lenovo, VAIO & more puts pressure on Apple" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
  • "Everything we expect to see at WWDC 2017" Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Wednesday File (7) -WWDC Thoughts (i): Meet iOS 10.4; iOS Hardware; Apple Watch 3 and WatchOS" eXtensions 6:51 AM
  • "Wednesday File (7) -WWDC Thoughts (ii): Meet macOS 10.13; and The Invisible Mac" eXtensions 6:51 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Even if Bixby was ready on time, Samsung set the bar too high" VentureBeat 2:56 PM
  • "Origin PC Chronos Review: A Powerful Small Form Factor Desktop PC For 4K Gaming" HotHardware 11:40 AM
  • "Review: IBM's Watson Can Learn a lot from Marchex Speech Analytics" Gigaom 11:04 AM
  • "The Man Destroying Net Neutrality" Mashable 10:02 AM
  • "Andy Rubin's first Essential smartphone has a glaring flaw that might be a dealbreaker" Business Insider 10:00 AM
  • "Tech Adoption and Senior Citizens" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:52 AM
  • "Why does Google think most happy families are white?" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "I ran a half marathon with AI to test the future of trainers" Mashable 7:34 AM
  • "How Andy Rubin's Essential is different from other smartphone companies" Mashable 7:36 AM
  • "Essential's road to mainstream success is a ten-year play" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "The Net Neutrality Debate: Why There Is No Simple Solution" Forbes 7:25 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend" GoComics 8:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "PiPifier for iPad Expands Picture in Picture Support to More Safari Videos" MacStories 12:06 PM
  • "Essential Home wants to be 'bridge' between Amazon Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google Assistant" TechRepublic 11:30 AM
  • "Wacom enters the iPad stylus market (again) with the Bamboo Sketch" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "Elgato launching Eve Degree, a miniature HomeKit temperature & humidity sensor w/ display" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Amazon Echo gains iCloud Calendar support ahead of rumored 'Siri Speaker' competitor introduction¬†" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa adds support for iCloud calendars" The Verge 10:00 AM
  • "Knowles MEMS Microphones in Apple iPhone 7 Plus Patent-to-Product Mapping Report - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:05 AM
  • "Twitter iOS app now follows Facebook's example in separating DMs from people you do & don't follow" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows on Snapdragon is key to making PCs more connected" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces First OEMs for Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835" AnandTech 8:13 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's ARM-based Windows 10 laptops still have a lot to prove: Real products we can test against Intel and AMD competition are still months off." PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's multi-device future is life on the 'intelligent edge'" CNET 7:29 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer: we should have turned Microsoft into a 'world-class hardware company'/Microsoft changed how it did business to address the cloud; it didn't for hardware." Ars Technica 6:24 PM
  • "Windows XP crashed too much to spread WannaCrypt" The Register 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft shows off Windows VR headsets from ASUS and Dell" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Gamer in the Dell: 3 new computers go for gaming/Here's everything Dell announced at Computex 2017." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Don't expect a super-slim Max-Q Nvidia gaming laptop from Dell: The PC manufacturer says it isn't yet willing to compromise on some aspects for its gaming notebooks." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Google finally launches Android Pay in Canada, now available in 12 countries" 9to5Google 2:18 PM
  • "Google is first to offer Intel's Skylake processors in the cloud" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "Intel's Skylake generally available on Google Compute Engine" ZDNet 1:57 PM
  • "Intel makes it rain for PC enthusiasts" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9 and X299 enable crazy RAID configurations for a price: Here's what eight SSDs in RAID 0 looks like on the new Core i9 platform." PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Intel IT Turns to Machine Learning to Drive Business Growth: New technologies drive value and reshape relationship between business and IT, CIO Paula Tolliver says" WSJ Blogs 7:45 AM
  • "Intel Computex message: One size doesn't fit all in today's IT industry" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel adopts e-SIM to support Microsoft's connected PC vision" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Can this monster 16-core PC chip challenge Intel's i9? AMD teases ThreadRipper" TechRepublic 8:15 AM
  • "AMD Demos Prey 4K Gaming With Ryzen Threadripper 16-Core Monster Chip And Dual Radeon RX Vega GPUs" Forbes 12:00 PM
  • "AMD shows rising support for Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "AMD Vega Coming In July, Threadripper To Have 64 PCI-E Lanes: Possible 5GHz Overclock To Worry Intel" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "AMD: Hey Intel, we have lots of CPU cores too" CNET 7:28 AM
  • "AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise" PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper And Vega Attack Prey At 4K, Quad GPUs Shred Blender, Radeon RX Vega Hits In July" HotHardware 5:18 PM
  • "HPE posts Q2 net loss of $612 million: HPE CEO Meg Whitman said Q2 revenue was driven down by reduced server demand from a single Tier 1 customer." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "HPE Hits More 'Headwinds', Suffers Another Revenue Decline" eWeek 8:17 PM
  • "IBM's Security Tie-Up With Cisco Once More Shows Big Blue's Value as a Tech Partner" TheStreet 1:58 PM
  • "IBM, Cisco partner to help customers in fight against cybercrime: Cisco and IBM have announced a partnership that will see integrations across their products and services as they aim to help customers improve their security posture." TechRepublic 7:46 AM
  • "IBM and Cisco System join forces to snuff out cybercrime" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Competitors IBM and Cisco join forces to fight cyber crime." CNBC Videos 7:45 AM
  • "Cisco Has Done Its Part to Send Palo Alto Networks Plunging 40% -- Here's Why It Could Now Be a Buy" TheStreet 7:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Micron, IBM, Apple Are About to Break Out This Summer" TheStreet 12:00 PM
  • "Suppliers fall if Apple has bad news, but this one could overcome a drastic iPhone slowdown" CNBC 8:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower as banks warn of trading slump, oil drops: Fed's Beige Book appears to support June rate increase" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Remain Lower Even After Fed's 'Beige Book' Finds Steady U.S. Growth" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street little changed as financials drop, defensive stocks gain" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Slide but Notch Monthly Gains: A decline in financial stocks drags major stock indexes lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Pound renews downdraft after fresh poll results: YouGov modeling comes up with a hung parliament after next week's ballot" MarketWatch 8:30 AM

 
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