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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?

  • "WWDC 2017: What's Coming at Apple's Big Spring Fling"  Wired 6:54 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: One more big thing"  Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "Hey Apple, can you top Google, Facebook at AR, AI? The company's Worldwide Developers Conference is a chance to wow us with its work in augmented reality and artificial intelligence." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple shouldn't wait any longer to show the world that it's serious about AR: Give developers the tools they need this WWDC"  The Verge 12:40 PM
  • "Apple still 'major player' in the voice assistant race, says Siri creator, who is now helping Samsung" CNBC 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Piles On the Apps,: comfortable with the last round of improvements." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:13 PM
  • "Here's how Apple's smart speaker will impact the market" Business Insider 10:11 AM
  • "Apple hopes to open ears to benefits of talking helper Siri" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave the company" Axios 9:14 PM
  • "Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company, report says" AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John reportedly leaving company" 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "Google Confirms Ad-Blocking Feature Coming to Chrome in Early 2018" MacRumors 7:18 AM
  • "Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing and displaying playlists/How to see the information you want to see in an iTunes playlist." Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "macOS: Safari's Secret Open Recently Closed Tabs Tip" Apple Must 10:06 AM
  • "Converting Images to ASCII Art With Automator" MacMost 10:26 AM
  • "How to change the default search scope in the macOS Sierra Finder" Apple World Today 7:13 AM
  • "The 30 Best Mac Games of 2017 so Far (Released and Upcoming)" Mac Gamer HQ 7:18 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from May 2017: Big action affairs, clever indie concoctions, and plenty more worth playing right now." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Screen Mirroring To Amazon Fire TV Now Available" MacPrices 10:57 AM
  • "To Text Converter 1.4 converts various file formats (PDF, HTML, RTF, RTFD) to standard plain text using drag-and-drop" Tension Software 7:49 AM
  • "This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Available Now - Screen Mirroring from Mac to Amazon Fire TV" prMac 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The iPhone's Increasing Share in Russia's Premium Smartphone Market" Market Realist 7:07 AM
  • "Twitter users call on Tim Cook to follow Elon Musk's example and leave President's Council" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says he tried to talk Trump out of exiting climate deal: reports" MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "Trump loses tech over Paris Agreement decision" Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "WWDC excitement sets in as banners go up in San Jose" Cult of Mac 7:15 AM
  • "The Excitement Is Building as Apple Installs WWDC Decorations" AppAdvice 9:05 AM
  • "Here's How Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Plus 10 Other CEOs) Responded to Customer Complaint Emails" Inc. 7:33 AM
  • "The Rihanna Navy wants to sink the Apple Music battleship or really just destroy their VP Eddy Cue" Mashable 12:41 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Yosemite brings a visual overhaul to OS X" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo prices its new online service for the Switch, coming in 2018" Neowin 9:22 PM
  • "AT&T is basically giving away cable TV to wireless customers" BGR 9:19 PM
  • "Valve decides on Steam Direct fee and it's good news for indie devs" Indie Research 5:03 PM
  • "OneLogin Customer Data Exposed in Ridiculously Bad Security Breach" The Mac Observer 10:27 AM
  • "Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour: A seven-year investigation into the world's most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals" The Independent 9:19 AM
  • "The Key to Diversity in Tech? Diverse Investors, says New York-based Social Impact VC" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Gmail offers better malware and phishing protection for enterprises" BetaNews 7:13 AM
  • "Road to Macstock – Matt Hillyer Connects With If This Then That" MacVoices 2:35 PM
  • "OneLogin Encryption Breach, WWDC 2017 Expectations -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-02" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "KCC 2017: Varkonyi Outlines GRAPHISOFT Future—Offers Glimpse of Nemetschek Group Strategy" Architosh 12:41 PM
  • "WWDC 2017 in-depth preview (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 86)" CNET 10:27 AM
  • "Why we're expecting one of the most hardware-packed WWDCs in years, on The CultcastCult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about what to expect at WWDC, rumors, and Siri" AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "Exclusive: Our iPhone 8 model brings leaked schematics to life" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Apple reportedly rolling out 'Mechanical Turk'-esque program to improve Apple Maps data" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Apple offers micropayments to people who improve Apple Maps" Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch 3 UK release date and rumours: Sleep tracking to appear on next smartwatch" Alphr 8:14 AM
  • "Leaked iPhone 8 images claim to show rear Touch ID, bezel-less design, more" 9to5Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Another major manufacturer preps accessory for 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Anker" 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
  • "Questionable 10.5-inch Anker brand iPad Pro screen protector for sale on Amazon" AppleInsider 10:12 AM
  • "iPad Pro 2 mockup brings trackpad to Smart Keyboard" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "iOS 10: 24 Common Problems, and How to Fix Them" Digital Trends 8:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Review: Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, the hub Apple should have made" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Logitech MX Master 2S and MX Anywhere 2S: Multicomputer mousing made easy/The mice are lovely; the Logitech Flow KVM software is a nice added bonus." Ars Technica 8:11 AM
  • "Tronsmart Encore S1 Bluetooth sport headphones review" The Gadgeteer 8:13 AM
  • "Tyranny review: The role-playing game for die-hard RPG fans is here" Macworld 7:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Friday 5: Halide – easy-to-use manual camera controls in a beautiful packageĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 6:35 PM
  • "'Subdivision Infinity' Review - Shoot First, No Need for Questions" Touch Arcade 9:05 AM
  • "How to offer feedback and report bugs for the watchOS and tvOS betas" iMore 4:56 PM
  • "How To Download Minecraft Pocket Edition Maps On Your iOS Or Android Device" Redmond Pie 1:26 PM
  • "How to use Clips soundtracks on your iMovie for iOS project" iMore 12:25 PM
  • "Apple predicted to expand Siri integration to additional third-party apps" AppleInsider 9:17 PM
  • "Report: Apple plans to add new supported app categories for Siri at WWDC" 9to5Mac 9:06 PM
  • "Here's What to Expect at Apple's WWDC 2017 Keynote" The Mac Observer 6:33 PM
  • "Predictions About Apple's WWDC Announcements are Actually Valuable" The Mac Observer 3:57 PM
  • "What to Expect at WWDC 2017: Software Updates, Mac Notebook Refresh, New iPad Pro, Siri Speaker Possible" MacRumors 3:11 PM
  • "Will Siri take on Alexa and Google Home? We'll find out at WWDC" Digital Trends 2:12 PM
  • "WWDC 2017: Apple Has a Lot to Talk About This Year" Apple Must 12:39 PM
  • "WWDC 2017: Everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday" BGR 10:46 AM
  • "WWDC Predictions: What to Expect in San Jose Next Week" AppAdvice 9:05 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: Here's everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Apple WWDC 2017: 12 things to do in San Jose, CA" CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: What to expect" Mashable 7:16 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 wish list: iOS 11 features that would take the iPhone and iPad to the next level" Macworld 7:14 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "Should you jailbreak your iPhone?" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "How Will We Afford Apple's Products In A Future Run By Artificially Intelligent Robots?" Mac360 8:48 AM
  • "Blue Light Solutions for Blood-Glucose Monitoring -Perplexing Questions" eXtensions 8:20 AM
  • "Mac, iPhone, iPad Passwords Are Not Safe" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "I Want A Touchscreen On My 'Old And Stale Mac" TeraTalks 8:10 AM
  • "This hideous iPhone 8 design keeps popping up" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Latest And Greatest Mistakes" Mac360 7:50 AM
  • "Smartphones have grown too large, and it's past time they shrink back down again" Mashable 6:55 AM
  • "America's Smartest Business Leaders Think Trump Is Wrong on Paris Accord" The Mac Observer 6:34 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Hangouts Now Integrated With the Built-In Phone App on the iPhone" iClarified 9:22 PM
  • "Audeze debuts Apple store exclusive iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition" AppleInsider 4:59 PM
  • "Nike VaporMax Flyknit Apple Watch Bands Already Sold Out" The Mac Observer 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Planner to Android and iOS" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "'The Robot Factory' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week for iOS" MacTrast 7:34 AM
WWDC Live Coverage
  • "ModMyi Jailcast Exclusive: WWDC 2017" Modmyi 7:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will pay you to stop using Google and favour Bing - here's how to start earning" Daily Star 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Rewards UK Guide: How to start earning free stuff for searching" TrustedReviews 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple in Desktop OS Battle: No Reason to Worry for Windows" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "The WannaCry Effect: Users Abandon Windows XP En-Masse" Softpedia 9:40 AM
  • "Microsoft apologizes after a rogue Windows 10 preview build causes chaos" PCWorld 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft accidentally released internal Windows 10 development builds" The Verge 9:03 AM
  • "OneNote for Windows 10 updated in the Fast ring with new UI and more" Neowin 5:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Extends Azure's Safety Net for Windows Server Cloud Backups" eWeek 6:35 PM
  • "With Microsoft's Face Swap, search with Bing for your next morphing muse" TechCrunch 9:03 PM
  • "Cisco and IBM team up to boost their security products" BetaNews 3:13 PM
  • "Lululemon's website goes down for 20 hours, CEO blames IBM" Fast Company 3:11 PM
  • "Connection recognized for outstanding delivery of HP managed print services" Financial News 3:06 PM
  • "Computex 2017: Dell launches first Inspiron gaming desktop" ZDNet 10:06 AM
  • "Intel Skylake Processors Reach General Availability on Google Cloud" The WHIR 10:07 AM
  • "Intel starts MLB 'Game of the Week' VR live streams" Engadget 10:07 AM
  • "Intel CEO sees VR sports as a billion dollar business" Axios 10:07 AM
  • "Self-driving cars will add $7 trillion a year to global economy, says Intel" Telegraph 10:06 AM
  • "Is Intel Relevant To Autonomous Vehicles?" Seeking Alpha 10:06 AM
  • "Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs" PCWorld 9:13 AM
  • "AMD's Threadripper is huge, with an equally large socket and cooler" PC Gamer 10:05 AM
  • "AMD Already Ripping Into Ryzen 7 Chip Prices Ahead Of Threadripper's Summer Debut" Digital Trends 10:02 AM
  • "AMD sets sights on Nvidia with new entry-level Radeon Pro graphics cards" The Inquirer 10:02 AM
  • "AMD launches two low-cost Polaris-based workstation graphics cards" V3 10:02 AM
  • "AMD to get ahead in processor pricing war?" PC Retail 10:01 AM
  • "Retailers cut AMD Ryzen 7 processor pricing" Hexus 10:01 AM
  • "AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise" PCWorld 9:13 AM
  • "Arista wins patent battle with Cisco over network security" Global Telecom 9:58 AM
  • "Cisco adds Global Gold tier" ChannelEye 9:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Up 3.9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" Zacks 7:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes at records as tech leads gains: Nonfarm payrolls show 138,000 jobs added in May" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rise, But May's Jobs Report Doesn't Support the Market's Euphoria" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Numbers in May jobs report key to Fed move" USA Today 3:59 PM
  • "Tech leads Wall St higher; jobs data falls short" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After Data Present Mixed Picture of Job Market: Dow industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite again close at records" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Nikkei shoots above 20,000 mark as Asian markets soar: Japan's benchmark index zoomed above 20,000 points on Friday, the first time in 18 months, leading broad equity gains across the region following another record close on Wall Street overnight." MarketWatch 7:21 AM
  • "European stocks pare gains after U.S. data, but Germany still scores record: European stocks trimmed earlier gains to ended with a small advance on Friday after U.S. jobs data fell short of expectations and raised questions about the strength of the world's largest economy." MarketWatch 1:59 PM

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