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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Exclusive: Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave the company"  Axios 7:18 AM
  • "Purported 'Foxconn insider' shares details on iPhone 8, Siri Speaker, Apple AR glasses, redesigned iMacs and more"  9to5Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Alleged source within Foxconn takes to Reddit to blab about Apple smart glasses, 'iPhone 8,' more" AppleInsider 3:03 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's big annual event next week" Business Insider 12:36 PM
  • "What to expect at Apple's big event Monday" CNNMoney 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Piles On the Apps, and Users Say, 'Enough!':The company will show off new features for comfortable with the last round of improvements." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple set to expand Siri, taking different route from Amazon's Alexa" Reuters 3:10 PM
  • "7 ways Apple App Store can become better than Google Play Store" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "The Winners: Alphabet, Apple, and tech upstarts are America's most respected companies, according to our latest survey of investors." Barron's 7:25 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: What's Coming at Apple's Big Spring Fling"  Wired 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017: One more big thing"  Macworld 6/2
  • "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 6/2
  • "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 6/2
  • "Apple still 'major player' in the voice assistant race, says Siri creator, who is now helping Samsung" CNBC 6/2
  • "Apple Piles On the Apps,: comfortable with the last round of improvements." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 6/2
  • "Here's how Apple's smart speaker will impact the market" Business Insider 6/2
  • "Apple hopes to open ears to benefits of talking helper Siri" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/2
  • "Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John plans to leave the company" Axios 6/2
  • "Apple executive Bozoma Saint John to leave company, report says" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John reportedly leaving company" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Google Confirms Ad-Blocking Feature Coming to Chrome in Early 2018" MacRumors 6/2
  • "Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "15 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know" iDrop News 12:36 PM
  • "Cassandra: Finding Space on a Mac's Hard Disk" eXtensions 9:38 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing and displaying playlists/How to see the information you want to see in an iTunes playlist." Macworld 6/2
  • "macOS: Safari's Secret Open Recently Closed Tabs Tip" Apple Must 6/2
  • "Converting Images to ASCII Art With Automator" MacMost 6/2
  • "How to change the default search scope in the macOS Sierra Finder" Apple World Today 6/2
  • "The 30 Best Mac Games of 2017 so Far (Released and Upcoming)" Mac Gamer HQ 6/2
  • "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 6/2
Press Releases
  • "Core5 CRM Now Compatible with Server-Side FM Books Connector Plug-in" prMac 8:47 PM
  • "Mac Screen Mirroring To Amazon Fire TV Now Available" MacPrices 6/2
  • "To Text Converter 1.4 converts various file formats (PDF, HTML, RTF, RTFD) to standard plain text using drag-and-drop" Tension Software 6/2
  • "This fancy keyboard overlay shows all the commands you need in Vim" The Next Web 6/2
  • "Available Now - Screen Mirroring from Mac to Amazon Fire TV" prMac 6/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here's Apple's Oldest Attendee for Developer Conference WWDC" Fortune 9:10 PM
  • "Rare customized Apple-1 to go up for auction, could top $500,000 in bids" AppleInsider 5:40 PM
  • "Our 9 favorite Apple ad campaigns, ranked: From 'Think Different' to 'Shot on an iPhone,' we rank the most memorable Apple ads." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "The iPhone's Increasing Share in Russia's Premium Smartphone Market" Market Realist 6/2
  • "Twitter users call on Tim Cook to follow Elon Musk's example and leave President's Council" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says he tried to talk Trump out of exiting climate deal: reports" MarketWatch 6/2
  • "Trump loses tech over Paris Agreement decision" Computerworld 6/2
  • "WWDC excitement sets in as banners go up in San Jose" Cult of Mac 6/2
  • "The Excitement Is Building as Apple Installs WWDC Decorations" AppAdvice 6/2
  • "Here's How Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Plus 10 Other CEOs) Responded to Customer Complaint Emails" Inc. 6/2
  • "The Rihanna Navy wants to sink the Apple Music battleship or really just destroy their VP Eddy Cue" Mashable 6/2
  • "Today in Apple history: Yosemite brings a visual overhaul to OS X" Cult of Mac 6/2
Non-Apple News
  • "Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info" Engadget 8:47 PM
  • "Nintendo prices its new online service for the Switch, coming in 2018" Neowin 6/2
  • "AT&T is basically giving away cable TV to wireless customers" BGR 6/2
  • "Valve decides on Steam Direct fee and it's good news for indie devs" Indie Research 6/2
  • "OneLogin Customer Data Exposed in Ridiculously Bad Security Breach" The Mac Observer 6/2
  • "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 6/2
  • "The Key to Diversity in Tech? Diverse Investors, says New York-based Social Impact VC" Forbes 6/2
  • "Gmail offers better malware and phishing protection for enterprises" BetaNews 6/2
  • "'Arrested Development' star Will Arnett on why he stays away from Silicon Valley — and how this one e-mail app won him over" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Podcast: AR and VR, Essential Phone, Apple WWDC Preview" Tech.pinions 7:23 AM
  • "iMore show 561: WWDC 2017 preview!" iMore 7:22 AM
  • "Podcast 561: WWDC you soon" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Road to Macstock – Matt Hillyer Connects With If This Then That" MacVoices 6/2
  • "OneLogin Encryption Breach, WWDC 2017 Expectations -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-02" The Mac Observer 6/2
  • "KCC 2017: Varkonyi Outlines GRAPHISOFT Future—Offers Glimpse of Nemetschek Group Strategy" Architosh 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017 in-depth preview (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 86)" CNET 6/2
  • "Why we're expecting one of the most hardware-packed WWDCs in years, on The CultcastCult of Mac 6/2
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks about what to expect at WWDC, rumors, and Siri" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "New 2017 MacBook Pros Due At WWDC 2017: Key (Rumored) Specs" Forbes 5:40 PM
  • "Siri In iOS 11 To Reportedly Support Integration With More Third-Party App Types" Redmond Pie 12:36 PM
  • "Exclusive: Our iPhone 8 model brings leaked schematics to life" Cult of Mac 6/2
  • "Apple reportedly rolling out 'Mechanical Turk'-esque program to improve Apple Maps data" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Apple offers micropayments to people who improve Apple Maps" Cult of Mac 6/2
  • "Apple Watch 3 UK release date and rumours: Sleep tracking to appear on next smartwatch" Alphr 6/2
  • "Leaked iPhone 8 images claim to show rear Touch ID, bezel-less design, more" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Another major manufacturer preps accessory for 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Anker" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Questionable 10.5-inch Anker brand iPad Pro screen protector for sale on Amazon" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "iPad Pro 2 mockup brings trackpad to Smart Keyboard" Cult of Mac 6/2
  • "iOS 10: 24 Common Problems, and How to Fix Them" Digital Trends 6/2
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/2
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/2
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/2

  • "Optoma NuForce BE6i Wireless Earphones Review" Digital Trends 8:46 PM
  • "Review: Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, the hub Apple should have made" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "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 6/2
  • "Tronsmart Encore S1 Bluetooth sport headphones review" The Gadgeteer 6/2
  • "Tyranny review: The role-playing game for die-hard RPG fans is here" Macworld 6/2
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Game Day: No Stick Shooter" MacStories 12:36 PM
  • "Friday 5: Halide – easy-to-use manual camera controls in a beautiful package [Video] 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "'Subdivision Infinity' Review - Shoot First, No Need for Questions" Touch Arcade 6/2
  • "How to Check If iPhone You're Buying is Stolen or Not" OS X Daily 3:05 PM
  • "How to free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "How to offer feedback and report bugs for the watchOS and tvOS betas" iMore 6/2
  • "How To Download Minecraft Pocket Edition Maps On Your iOS Or Android Device" Redmond Pie 6/2
  • "How to use Clips soundtracks on your iMovie for iOS project" iMore 6/2
  • "Tools for IT professionals: How to free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Better Wi-Fi in six easy steps: How to free up gigabytes of space on your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 3:29 PM
  • "iOS Tip: How To Reveal The Secondary Text Edit Menu The Easy Way" Redmond Pie 7:25 AM
  • "How iOS 11 could change the iPhone/Apple's WWDC will show new software: here's our wish list." CNET 9:11 AM
  • "Apple WWDC 2017: What to Expect/Check out the most prominent rumors and speculation about WWDC ahead of Monday's keynote." PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: Here's everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday/Besides latest version of all its OSes, Apple could unveil new hardware including the Siri Speaker." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: iPad Multitasking Overhaul" iPhone Hacks 7:08 AM
  • "Apple predicted to expand Siri integration to additional third-party apps" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "Report: Apple plans to add new supported app categories for Siri at WWDC" 9to5Mac 6/2
  • "Predictions About Apple's WWDC Announcements are Actually Valuable" The Mac Observer 6/2
  • "What to Expect at WWDC 2017: Software Updates, Mac Notebook Refresh, New iPad Pro, Siri Speaker Possible" MacRumors 6/2
  • "Will Siri take on Alexa and Google Home? We'll find out at WWDC" Digital Trends 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017: Apple Has a Lot to Talk About This Year" Apple Must 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017: Everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday" BGR 6/2
  • "WWDC Predictions: What to Expect in San Jose Next Week" AppAdvice 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017: Here's everything Apple is expected to announce on Monday" Macworld 6/2
  • "Apple WWDC 2017: 12 things to do in San Jose, CA" CNET 6/2
  • "Apple's WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect" The Verge 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017: What to expect" Mashable 6/2
  • "WWDC 2017 wish list: iOS 11 features that would take the iPhone and iPad to the next level" Macworld 6/2
Apple Op/Ed
  • "1 Huge Winner From Apple Inc.'s Next iPhone: This successful Apple supplier looks to extend its winning streak by boosting its dollar content inside the next iPhone." The Motley Fool 8:56 AM
  • "A winning season: Microsoft does it again" Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "Should you jailbreak your iPhone?" iMore 6/2
  • "How Will We Afford Apple's Products In A Future Run By Artificially Intelligent Robots?" Mac360 6/2
  • "Blue Light Solutions for Blood-Glucose Monitoring -Perplexing Questions" eXtensions 6/2
  • "Mac, iPhone, iPad Passwords Are Not Safe" NoodleMac 6/2
  • "I Want A Touchscreen On My 'Old And Stale Mac" TeraTalks 6/2
  • "This hideous iPhone 8 design keeps popping up" BGR 6/2
  • "Apple's Latest And Greatest Mistakes" Mac360 6/2
  • "Smartphones have grown too large, and it's past time they shrink back down again" Mashable 6/2
  • "OneLogin Breach Shows Alarming Potential For Hackers To Decrypt Customer Data" HotHardware 5:38 PM
  • "I'm Sorry, Nintendo. I Was Wrong About The Switch" Forbes 12:37 PM
  • "5 Great Tablets for People on Budget" DailyTech 7:14 AM
  • "The Gospel of Hard Work, According to Silicon Valley" Wired 7:11 AM
  • "America's Smartest Business Leaders Think Trump Is Wrong on Paris Accord" The Mac Observer 6/2
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Hangouts adds iOS CallKit to make & receive calls from Apple's built-in phone app" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Coming June 3: Gene Steinberg meets columnist/podcaster Kirk McElhearn and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:09 AM
  • "Google Hangouts Now Integrated With the Built-In Phone App on the iPhone" iClarified 6/2
  • "Audeze debuts Apple store exclusive iSine 10 Black/Steel Edition" AppleInsider 6/2
  • "Nike VaporMax Flyknit Apple Watch Bands Already Sold Out" The Mac Observer 6/2
  • "Microsoft brings Planner to Android and iOS" Cult of Mac 6/2
  • "'The Robot Factory' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week for iOS" MacTrast 6/2
WWDC Live Coverage
  • "ModMyi Jailcast Exclusive: WWDC 2017" Modmyi 6/2
Computer Industry
  • "Arista 'Clears the Decks' in Cisco Patent Fight, Cheers Needham: A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office review of Cisco's patent it alleged Arista infringed found the patent was invalid, which clears a last hurdle for Arista in its legal battle with Cisco, says Needham & Co." Barron's 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft will pay you to stop using Google and favour Bing - here's how to start earning" Daily Star 6/2
  • "Microsoft Rewards UK Guide: How to start earning free stuff for searching" TrustedReviews 6/2
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple in Desktop OS Battle: No Reason to Worry for Windows" Softpedia 6/2
  • "The WannaCry Effect: Users Abandon Windows XP En-Masse" Softpedia 6/2
  • "Microsoft apologizes after a rogue Windows 10 preview build causes chaos" PCWorld 6/2
  • "Microsoft accidentally released internal Windows 10 development builds" The Verge 6/2
  • "OneNote for Windows 10 updated in the Fast ring with new UI and more" Neowin 6/2
  • "Microsoft Extends Azure's Safety Net for Windows Server Cloud Backups" eWeek 6/2
  • "With Microsoft's Face Swap, search with Bing for your next morphing muse" TechCrunch 6/2
  • "Cisco and IBM team up to boost their security products" BetaNews 6/2
  • "Lululemon's website goes down for 20 hours, CEO blames IBM" Fast Company 6/2
  • "Connection recognized for outstanding delivery of HP managed print services" Financial News 6/2
  • "Computex 2017: Dell launches first Inspiron gaming desktop" ZDNet 6/2
  • "Intel Skylake Processors Reach General Availability on Google Cloud" The WHIR 6/2
  • "Intel starts MLB 'Game of the Week' VR live streams" Engadget 6/2
  • "Intel CEO sees VR sports as a billion dollar business" Axios 6/2
  • "Self-driving cars will add $7 trillion a year to global economy, says Intel" Telegraph 6/2
  • "Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs" PCWorld 6/2
  • "AMD's Threadripper is huge, with an equally large socket and cooler" PC Gamer 6/2
  • "AMD Already Ripping Into Ryzen 7 Chip Prices Ahead Of Threadripper's Summer Debut" Digital Trends 6/2
  • "AMD sets sights on Nvidia with new entry-level Radeon Pro graphics cards" The Inquirer 6/2
  • "AMD launches two low-cost Polaris-based workstation graphics cards" V3 6/2
  • "AMD to get ahead in processor pricing war?" PC Retail 6/2
  • "Retailers cut AMD Ryzen 7 processor pricing" Hexus 6/2
  • "AMD's Threadripper struts onstage with Radeon RX Vega and a big surprise" PCWorld 6/2
  • "Arista wins patent battle with Cisco over network security" Global Telecom 6/2
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "2017"s Best Performing DJIA Stock: Apple" 24/7 Wall St. 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Up 3.9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" Zacks 6/2
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes at records as tech leads gains: Nonfarm payrolls show 138,000 jobs added in May" MarketWatch 6/2
  • "Stocks Rise, But May's Jobs Report Doesn't Support the Market's Euphoria" TheStreet 6/2
  • "Numbers in May jobs report key to Fed move" USA Today 6/2
  • "Tech leads Wall St higher; jobs data falls short" Reuters 6/2
  • "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] 6/2
  • "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 6/2
  • "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 6/2

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