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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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  • "Apple Silicon and Machine Learning"  Monday Note 9:02 PM
  • "Apple Suppliers Weigh on Tokyo Shares After U.S. Technology Rout"  Bloomberg 9:25 PM
  • "Apple could sacrifice iPhone 8 gigabit data support: Report"  ZDNet 2:04 PM
  • "Apple Inc.'s iPhone 8 Won't Support Gigabit LTE: One Fool doubts that this omission will noticeably affect iPhone sales in this coming product cycle" The Motley Fool 6:43 PM
  • "WWDC17 Scholarship winner Kenny Batista shared his experiences at Apple's big week for developers"  AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Apple announces its first Taiwan retail store, located in Taipei 101 skyscraper" 9to5Mac 6:52 PM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's AI is already watching you" BGR 7:35 PM
  • "Apple partners with Salesforce, Nuance to deliver iMessage Business Chat in iOS 11"  AppleInsider 6/10
  • "Study: nearly 80% of outdated government computers running an old version of macOS" Apple World Today 6/10
  • "Top 30 Hidden macOS High Sierra Features" iPhone Hacks 1:45 PM
  • "40 Awesome macOS High Sierra Features and Changes" iPhone Hacks 6/10
  • "How to convert an iWork Pages file to Microsoft Word format" TechRepublic 6/9
  • "Using the Mac Thesaurus While Writing" MacMost 6/9
  • "Tor Browser Se7en" Rixstep 7:43 AM
  • "On Apple, Privacy, Security, And The Cloud" Mac 360 6/9
Press Releases
  • "International Space Station 1.4 shows exact position of the space station over the earth and let you see it at naked eye" Tension Software 6/9
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook: Technology Should Serve Humanity, Not the Other Way Around/In an exclusive interview, the CEO of Apple talks about artificial intelligence in iPhones and why he doesn't want to talk about the future."  MIT Technology Review 6/9
  • "Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook's MIT commencement speech" Recode 6/9
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook To MIT Grads: You Must Have Hacked Trump's Twitter" BuzzFeed 6/9
  • "Tim Cook Warns MIT Grads Not to Listen to Trolls" TheStreet 6/9
  • "Tim Cook takes swipe at Windows during MIT commencement/Apple CEO jokes: 'In a moment of youthful indiscretion, I might even have experimented with a Windows PC.'" CNET 6/9
  • "Watch Live: Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers MIT Commencement Speech" Fortune 6/9
  • "Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos will visit the White House for tech council meeting: Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt will also reportedly attend the Jared Kushner-led meeting" The Verge 6/9
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend White House for Kushner-Led Tech Summit" MacRumors 6/9
  • "'I rarely get to see my kids' — Apple is getting roasted over this ad for its new TV show about making apps" Business Insider 6/9
  • "Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' totally gets that kids are just a speed bump on the road to success" Mashable 6/9
  • "Apple just hired the star of Stanford's digital health efforts" CNBC 6/9
  • "Apple is making moves to take over the digital healthcare industry" Business Insider 6/9
  • "Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Apple's new machine learning framework thinks the old Mac Pro is a heater" The Next Web 6/9
  • "Confirmed: OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7 Plus clone" BGR 6/9
  • "Apple highlights A10X Fusion power, 'no lag' with Pencil in latest iPad Pro ads" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "New iPad Pro ads tout power and the Pencil" Cult of Mac 6/9
  • "Today in Apple history: Brilliant ad campaign turns switcher into unlikely star" Cult of Mac 6/9
Non-Apple News
  • "Turks Click Away, but Wikipedia Is Gone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/10
  • "Watch EA's E3 2017 press conference in 8 minutes" The Verge 6/10
  • "EA at E3 2017: the 5 biggest announcements/Star Wars, Need for Speed, and some big surprises" The Verge 6/10
  • "Google releases reCAPTCHA API for Android devices" Neowin 6/10
  • "Augmented reality lawsuit provides augmented view of 1st Amendment: 'They're passing two dimensional laws in a three dimensional world.'" Ars Technica 6/10
  • "How the internet of things is changing the way we drive" The Next Web 6/9
  • "GameStop confirms extensive credit card data breach" Engadget 6/9
  • "'Snakes on a T-Mobile Cell Tower' is the IRL horror movie nobody wanted" Mashable 6/9
  • "Tech neck is a real thing (and I have it) - Video" CNET 6/9
  • "How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps" TechHive 6/9
  • "The Boys of Summer are Back in Town – Mac Geek Gab 661" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "You can now watch Apple's full WWDC 2017 keynote on YouTube [Video] 9to5Mac 6/10
  • "The low-tech ambitions of Apple's design guru: 'There aren't any good soap dispensers,' said Ive, who is now on a quest to solve a problem that 'really bothers' him" Financial Times Magazine [Paid Membership Required] 6/9
  • "The Big HomePod FAQ Show -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-09" The Mac Observer 6/9
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, joined by Apple scholarship winner Kenny Batista" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "Is Apple's HomePod better than Amazon's Echo or Google's Home?" Recode 6/9
  • "iOS 11 Beta 2 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 6/10
  • "Apple iPhone 8 May Lack Gigabit LTE Due To Legal Spat With Qualcomm" HotHardware 6/10
  • "Apple patent is for 'hearing aid compatible audio device with acoustic noise cancellation'" Apple World Today 6/10
  • "Step into the Future: iPhone X Running iOS 11" iDrop News 6/9
  • "Alleged Final Schematics Of iPhone 7s Plus And iPhone 8 Leak" Tech Times 6/9
  • "New iMacs promise 1 billion colors - Video" CNET 6/9
  • "Samsung Display to supply up to 80 million AMOLED panels for new iPhone in 2H17" DigiTimes 6/9
  • "Report: Mass production of next-gen iPhones underway, glass chassis for both iPhone 7s and OLED iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Almost No New Hardware in the 2017 MacBook or MacBook Pro" iFixit 6/9
  • "App Store now requires developers to use official API to request app ratings, disallows custom prompts" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore" The Verge 6/9
  • "Apple's App Store Guidelines Now Allow Executable Code in Educational Apps and Developer Tools" MacStories 6/9
  • "Apple made a change that could save 50% of your iPhone's camera storage" Business Insider 6/9
  • "iOS 11 brings lossless FLAC audio to iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 6/9
  • "Use iOS 11 Shut Down Feature To Turn Off iPhone With A Broken Power Button Easily, Here's How" Redmond Pie 6/9
  • "iOS 11 lets you scan a router's QR code to quickly join a network" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "iOS 11: iPhone users won't need to type a Wi-Fi password again" The Independent 6/9
  • "iOS 11 Demo Highlights Potential for Drag and Drop on iPad" MacRumors 6/9
  • "iOS 11 Beta Bugs And Problems Discovered So Far [Running List] Redmond Pie 6/9
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/9
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/9

  • "Watch: 2017 MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake CPU vs. Apple's 2016 Skylake model" AppleInsider 7:00 PM
  • "Review: Apple's new Kaby Lake 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar unexpectedly speedy vs. 2016 model" AppleInsider 6/10
  • "iMac Pro vs. Surface Studio: Clash of the Premium Desktops" PC Magazine 6/10
  • "The iPad 10.5 Smart Keyboard Size" Macdrifter 6/10
  • "Razer Core Review: Turn Your MacBook Killing Razer Blade Stealth Into The Ultimate Gaming Machine" Forbes 6/10
  • "2017 iMac 5K: What's New and What's Missing?" Bare Feats 6/9
  • "Here's how Apple's HomePod speaker compares to the Amazon Echo and Google Home" Business Insider 6/9
  • "iPad Pro 10.5-Inch First Look: Get your first look at the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, announced at WWDC 2017, in action as an illustrator recreates iconic 'Teen Vogue' images." Teen Vogue 6/9
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar 2017 Teardown" iFixit 6/9
  • "Retina MacBook 2017 Teardown" iFixit 6/9
  • "First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "Review: V-Moda Remix Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 6/9
  • "Logitech Brio 4K Pro review: A superb webcam ready for a ultra high-resolution world" PCWorld 6/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iOS 11 release date and the best hidden features coming to your iPhone" Express UK 8:11 AM
  • "First look: GoPro's upcoming QuikStories software is an automated storytelling tool" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "New In iOS 11: Business Chat For iMessage" Redmond Pie 7:47 AM
  • "watchOS 4 FAQ: Everything you need to know!" iMore 5:47 PM
  • "What's new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes [Video] 9to5Mac 6/10
  • "New Video Shows iOS 11's Drag and Drop Working on iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6/10
  • "BBC iPlayer: tips, tricks and other useful features/Want to get more out of your streaming? We've got you covered." Engadget 6/10
  • "7 Features No Longer Available in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 6/10
  • "iOS 11 Hands-on: The Newly Redesigned and Customizable Control Center" iPhone Hacks 6/10
  • "Amazon launches 'My Mix,' a personalized shop filled with your favorite things" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "iOS 11 Developer Beta 1: Video Walkthrough of Siri's New Voice" The Mac Observer 6/9
  • "Inside the betas: iOS 11 HomeKit adds timers, multi-person occupancy support Article" iLounge 6/9
  • "Inside iOS 11: With 'antennagate' a distant memory, Apple switches back to signal bars" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "See Apple's iOS 11 one-handed keyboard and key flick features in action" AppleInsider 6/9
  • "Hands on: Does watchOS 4 give Apple Watch what it needs?" Cult of Mac 6/9
  • "Puzzle Droids proves Candy Crush is better with a sweet Star Wars coating" Macworld 6/9
  • "How To Install iOS 11 Beta OTA Update Without Developer Account" Redmond Pie 6/10
  • "Easiest Way to Download Facebook Videos to Your iPhone" iDrop News 6/9
  • "iOS 11: The smart person's guide/iOS 11 is coming this fall, though developers can get their hands on it now. Here's what you need to know about Apple's next mobile operating system." TechRepublic 6/9
  • "iOS 11 Tip: How to record your iPhone screen natively to capture gameplay" Cult of Mac 6/9
  • "How to use Reader View in Safari on iPhone and iPad" iMore 6/9
  • "How to Manage Privacy Settings on Popular iOS Apps" Intego 6/9
  • "How to use Key Flicks on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11" iMore 6/9
  • "10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know: Brush up on the iOS basics, from snapping screenshots to typing letters with accent marks." Macworld 6/9
  • "How To: Enable Device Screen Recording on an iOS 11 Device" MacTrast 6/9
  • "Use Apple Music Without iCloud Music Library in iTunes and on iOS" Kirkville 6/10
  • "iPhone and iPad tips and tricks" ZDNet 6/10
  • "AirPods Next/Previous track controls also work on iOS 10" iDownload Blog 6/9
  • "5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid" PCWorld 6/9
  • "Believe It or Not, the Camera Phone Turned 20 Today" The Mac Observer 5:44 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Does This Every Day And So Should You" Forbes 6/10
  • "Apple makes major podcast updates" Six Colors 6/10
  • "WWDC 2017 Hit Apple Nerds Right in the Feels" 512 Pixels 6/9
  • "Drag-and-drop on the iPad is going to take some getting used to" BGR 6/9
  • "How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store: It's far easier than you think. No luck or perseverance necessary." Medium 6/9
  • "Apple's $5K iMac Pro Is a Great Deal vs Comparable Windows PCs" iDrop News 6/9
  • "Apple earns an A+ for WWDC 2017"s farewell beer bash" Cult of Mac 6/9
  • "Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "Apple 'totally undersells' the iPad Pro's new processor" BGR 6/9
  • "Is Apple back to its best following WWDC 2017? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 6/9
  • "Did Apple Just Kill Incentivized Video Ads Again? Nobody's Sure!" Touch Arcade 6/9
  • "Final thoughts on WWDC in San Jose" The Loop 6/9
  • "Post WWDC: Has Apple Fixed Everything, or do Weaknesses Remain?" The Mac Observer 6/9
  • "What If Apple Did What Samsung Does?" NoodleMac 6/9
  • "Siri And Her Friends Are Dumb" Mac 360 6/9
  • "Apple's iOS 11 Fights A Battle Between Innovation And Simplicity" Forbes 6/9
  • "Apple Sure Has Some Weird New Hobbies" Gizmodo UK 6/9
  • "Hey, Apple Fixed This! At WWDC, Apple introduced new features that address the more egregious problems that plague users." Macworld 6/9
  • "More than a decade later, how do original YouTube stars feel about the site? For original YouTubers, their online haven became a media behemoth—but they keep vlogging." Ars Technica 9:22 AM
  • "Reasons to be skeptical of Chrome's ad blocker" Six Colors 6/9
  • "Before Releasing Many of Their Famous Products, Apple Made These Sneakers for Employees" TechEBlog 6/10
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cross platform gameplay for Minecraft is coming to Nintendo Switch and iOS" iMore 7:14 PM
  • "Apple Offers Free Redeem Codes for AirPano's Virtual City Book App" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "Coming June 10: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers, from TidBITS, and John Martellaro, from The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/9
  • "Samsung redefines widescreen monitor with curved model four feet wide, yours for $1500" 9to5Mac 6/9
  • "newPCgadgets Introduces An iPad Stand For Business With Engraved Logo" prMac 6/9
  • "SeizAlarm Version 3.0 Can Now Detect Seizures With The Apple Watch" prMac 6/9
  • "Comics fans will want to download the Valiant Comics mobile app" Apple World Today 6/9
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Xbox E3 press conference: start time, live stream, and schedule/Tune in to get a glimpse of the future of Xbox" The Verge 10:24 AM
  • "25 most important announcements from the Xbox E3 2017 press conference" BGR 9:27 PM
  • "Microsoft ignores VR at its Xbox One X launch event" TechCrunch 9:27 PM
  • "The Xbox One S will be $50 cheaper from tomorrow: The console will cost just $199." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts $50 off the Xbox One S ahead of Project Scorpio reveal at E3 2017 [Update] Neowin 7:48 AM
  • "On the Eve of E3, Xbox One S is Now on Sale" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "Xbox Project Scorpio Expectations? I Have a Few" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project Scorpio could cost $499: It's about what you'd expect, but that still makes it a pricey system." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox One X for November release" Seeking Alpha 6:15 PM
  • "Xbox Scorpio is now Xbox One X—launches November 7 for $499: Alongside 4K console Microsoft promised 22 exclusive games will launch on Xbox." Ars Technica 7:12 PM
  • "E3 2017: First look at Microsoft's new console" BBC 7:35 PM
  • "Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut: 'Super-Duper Graphics Pack' retains blockiness, goes crazy with particles, shadows." Ars Technica 7:28 PM
  • "Xbox expanding backwards compatibility program to original Xbox games: ACTUAL Xbox 'one' on Xbox One! Crimson Skies confirmed now, launching later this year." Ars Technica 7:31 PM
  • "Microsoft is looking to revamp Cortana to be more conversational" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "Why Intel Wants To Stop Microsoft's Emulation Of X86 Win32 Apps On Snapdragon 835" Seeking Alpha 1:45 PM
  • "Intel 28-Core Xeon Platinum 8176 Dual-Socket Server Rocks Cinebench Benchmark With 112 Threads" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Malware downloader infects your PC without a mouse click: The downloader installs a banking Trojan into your PC the moment your mouse pointer hovers over it." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "American military backs an entirely new kind of processor: It could spot the first signs of a cyberattack or a disease outbreak." Engadget 8:39 PM
  • "Microsoft trademarks 'DirectReality' ahead of E3" Neowin 6/10
  • "Microsoft Previews Major Improvements Coming to Edge" Thurrott 6/10
  • "Windows 10 Product Key And Activation: How To Find It And How It Works" Redmond Pie 6/10
  • "Microsoft's Cortana can now help you compare prices when shopping online" Social Barrel 6/10
  • "Intel Celebrates 39 Years Of X86 By Circling The Wagons" Seeking Alpha 6/10
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares slam into reverse in tech stock sell-off" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/9
  • "Bloomberg rumor knocks $30 billion off Apple's market cap"  Apple 3.0 6/9
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq tumbles on tech selloff while Dow climbs to record close: Apple posts biggest daily drop since 16 months" MarketWatch 6/9
  • "Nasdaq Swept Away From Records on Brutal Surprise Tech Selloff" TheStreet 6/9
  • "Dow closes at fresh high, tech selloff shoves Nasdaq from record" FOXBusiness 6/9
  • "Tech Shares Fall After Big Rally: A series of downbeat research notes about the tech giants and climbing valuations spark selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 6/9
  • "Op-Ed: Why this monster tech stock could be the Intel of the A.I. age" CNBC 6/9
  • "Nikkei returns to 20,000 as Asian markets warily eye U.K. election: Asian stocks started Friday trading mixed, in a wait-and-see mode as exit polls suggested the U.K.'s governing Conservative party failed to keep its parliamentary majority in Thursday's general election there." MarketWatch 6/9
  • "European stocks rise, take lead from U.K. after surprise election result: Major European stock benchmarks rose Friday, as U.K. stocks gained on a slide in the pound after the U.K.'s general election left the British government with a hung parliament." MarketWatch 6/9

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