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Monday Highlights: Shara Tibken at CNET has five important questions for Apple as they head into 2018, including what iPhone lineup looks like, and will Siri find relevance?; Apple confirms purchase of Shazam, details not disclosed, but estimated at $400 million; activist investors pushing for climate and human rights proposals facing Apple blockade via SEC guidance; Macworld reviews Nvidia GeForce beta for Mac which allows impressive streaming gameplay of high-end PC games; Steve Wozniak among Internet pioneers telling FCC they don't understand how internet works, urges cancellation of Dec 14 vote; Apple accused of throttling old iPhones with degraded batteries; Sprint customers complain of Wi-Fi calling breakage following iOS 11.2 install; Jean-Louis Gassée offers his "third impression" of iPhone X.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook is so excited about augmented reality that he wants to 'yell out and scream'" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "Here's Tim Cook's idea for bringing back the billions of dollars US tech companies have stashed overseas" CNBC 9:01 PM
  • "Apple should buy Athenahealth to expand in health care: Citigroup" CNBC 9:01 PM
  • "Does iOS 11 help fulfill Steve Jobs' Vision of making the iPad the Next Mobile Computer" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:05 AM
  • "The big unanswered questions from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference: After the dust settled from Apple's WWDC announcements, there are several question about the company's plans for the future."  Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "Can Apple Disrupt Automotive Manufacturing?"  Seeking Alpha 8:31 AM
OS X
News
  • "Annual Mac Market Survey, 2017" Setapp 8:05 AM
  • "Survey Suggests Mac Developers Continue to Be Dissatisfied With Mac App Store" MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "Devs reveal the good, bad and ugly about Mac App Store" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Making Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Scan Automatically on Your Mac" The Mac Observer 1:32 PM
  • "How macOS' Activity Monitor Like Power User" Apple Gazette 11:19 AM
  • "Customize the Toolbar In the Finder and Apps" MacMost 9:39 AM
  • "How to Keep Your Mac and Its Apps Updated Using the Mac App Store" MacTrast 8:04 AM
  • "Safari: How to Clear Individual Browser History Items" The Mac Observer 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 10.3.5 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 2:39 PM
  • "Agent 47 arrives on macOS in port of 2016's HitmanCult of Mac 9:48 AM
  • "You'll soon be able to backup your Mac to Google Drive" Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Stealth Action Game HITMAN Coming to Mac on June 20" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "CryptoEdit 2.2 is an absolutely simple, powerful and secure application to create and edit 'encrypted by default' documents." Tension Software 7:51 AM
  • "New PDF Studio 12 adds PDF Imposition, Excel to PDF and PDF to Word" prMac 6:50 AM
  • "Databuzz Releases fmEcommerce Link (Shopify Edition)" prMac 6:50 AM
  • "Graphisoft Officially Ships ArchiCAD 21—Latest BIM Software For AEC Industry" Architosh 6:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Wants to Make Healthcare Easier with New iPhone Medical Technology" TheStreet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's profound iPhone plans for healthcare" Computerworld 9:00 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. Wants to Solve the Problem of Electronic Health Records" The Motley Fool 9:14 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly working to make the iPhone the central hub for all your health data" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "CNBC: Apple wants the iPhone to manage your medical history" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "Spotify's free tier is still dominating Apple Music" Cult of Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers" AppleInsider 3:15 PM
  • "iPhone 7 & 7 Plus remain top-selling phones in U.S. as Samsung's S8 sales disappoint" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still ruling the roost in U.S. sales" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Price Beats Any Other Smart Assistant Feature, Poll Shows" ["Data shows the new Apple product is not yet holding people's interest: Fifty-five percent of respondents said they are not interested in purchasing a HomePod."]  Morning Consult 11:17 AM
  • "Tim Cook still thinks HomePod's appeal is music more than AI" CNET 11:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook on working with Donald Trump: 'America's more important than bloody politics'" SiliconBeat 1:26 PM
  • "Tim Cook Talks HomePod, AR, and How America is 'More Important Than Bloody Politics' in New Interview" MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "Tim Cook just wants to jam out with his HomePod out" Mashable 12:45 PM
  • "How Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Helped Make Comcast What It Is Today" Investopedia 7:25 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 leak: Key benchmark beats iPhone 7 Plus" BGR 8:12 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad 2 leak lands insiders in prison" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Still Leads Cloud Rankings, But Competition Is Coming On Strong" Fortune 8:32 PM
  • "An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time" Business Insider Australia 4:49 PM
  • "Tencent Courts Angry Birds Maker Rovio for Possible Purchase" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:00 PM
  • "FCC makes net neutrality commenters' e-mail addresses public through API: E-mail addresses aren't required, though names and home addresses are." Ars Technica 12:01 PM
  • "Can AI really create 800,000+ jobs by 2021? This report says yes" TechRepublic 11:42 AM
  • "Email marketers are tracking your every move, and you might not even know it" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
  • "Programmers who use spaces to indent aren't just better. They're richer, too." The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Spotify has guaranteed to pay big music labels billions over the next two years: The streaming service posted revenue of $3.3 billion last year; it has promised big checks in exchange for better rates." Recode 8:04 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Tim Cook's Take on a Siri Smart Home Controller -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-15" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 9 – Competing with iOS System Apps" MacStories 9:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple suppliers hint at wireless charging, 3D depth-sensing camera in iPhone 8" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Manufacturing Partner Confirms iPhone 8 Wireless Charging" The Mac Observer 10:23 AM
  • "The iPhone 7S may get these two features from the iPhone 8: A company in charge of iPhone assembly reportedly 'confirmed' wireless charging and waterproofing on the iPhone 7S." CNET 6:31 PM
  • "Apple's New App Store May Gift Indie Developers 20M App Installs Literally Overnight" Indie Research 3:14 PM
  • "New iPad Pro Beats MacBook Pro on Performance Tests" LAPTOP Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Airport not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by CIA" AppleInsider 6:02 PM
  • "7 Things Apple Removed from iOS 11" iDrop News 7:40 PM
  • "Apple Invents an Apple Watch Feature to measure Respiration Rate with Multi-Band Plethysmography" Patently Apple 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's Second Patent Application in two months for a Future Wireless Speaker Surfaced Today" Patently Apple 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Invents Wireless Charging iPhone Case Accessory using Millimeter Wave Technology" Patently Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple patent involves an accessory iPhone case for both wired and wireless charging" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.5" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:10 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro Review: This is the sci-fi future of computing" Cult of Mac 1:00 PM
  • "A Guide To High-Performance Tablets: Surface Pro Vs. iPad Pro/New 'pro' tablets from Microsoft and Apple want to replace your laptop — here are the pros and cons of each." BuzzFeed 8:32 AM
  • "Watch: What's new with the 2017 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro" AppleInsider 6:50 AM
  • "iPad Pro Diary: I thought I could resist the 10.5-inch model; I was wrong ..." 9to5Mac 10:21 AM
  • "MacBook Pro vs Surface Laptop: This Face-Off's a Nail-Biter" LAPTOP Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is better, but still has its predecessor's flaws" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Kanex MultiSync Keyboard is a less expensive alternative to Apple's Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "This $10 accessory makes Apple's AirPods almost perfect: The AirPods don't stay in everybody's ears equally well. Sports fins fix that problem, but create another." CNET 8:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On With watchOS 4: Siri Watch Face, Apple Pay, Activity Improvements, New Workouts and More" MacRumors 6:02 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to See How Much Time is Spent in Apps on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 3:15 PM
Tips
  • "New In iOS 11: Lock Screen Unlock Fade-In Animation Changes Based On Wallpaper" Redmond Pie 8:47 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple: 'Single Product Company'... It's Not The iPhone" Seeking Alpha 9:01 PM
  • "With power & software improvements, how close is the iPad to replacing your computer? [Poll] 9to5Mac 6:52 PM
  • "Can Apple's Mega Cycle Overcome Chinese Demand Issues?" Benzinga 6:27 PM
  • "What if the Modern iPad Really Isn't Right for K-12 Education?" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "John Markoff to Interview Scott Forstall Next Week" Daring Fireball 3:14 PM
  • "'Planet of the Apps' the future of content?" CNBC Videos 11:42 AM
  • "So Uh, Is Tim Cook Running for President, Too?" Gizmodo 10:21 AM
  • "Apple's Previous Home Stereo Attempt: the iPod Hi-Fi" MacStories 10:00 AM
  • "How Apple can salvage an iPhone 8 design that looks embarrassingly bad" BGR 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's Future Is 'Ambient Computing" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: History Repeats" PixoBebo 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone 8: 5 new juicy clues" [Video Report] CNET 8:15 AM
  • "What iOS 11 tells us about the iPhone 8: We like to read between the lines. Don't you?" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Why Apple Won't Build Apple Car" Mac360 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's Future From Apple's Past" McSolo 7:45 AM
  • "News you can lose: The last name in Apple analysis" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "MacBook Pro vs. MacBook vs. MacBook Air: Which should you buy?" Macworld 6:49 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Listen: It's Time For the E3 Press Conference to Die" Wired 7:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's brilliant new Surface Pro outdoes the iPad and the Mac at the same time"  Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) First Impressions" Thurrott 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Still the Best 2-in-1" LAPTOP Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Surface Pro Review: Incremental improvement isn't enough" Ars Technica 8:14 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution" AnandTech 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Music for Android updated w/ bug fixes and performance improvements" 9to5Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Nest is considering Apple HomeKit support as iOS 11 makes supporting existing products easier" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "IBM opening 'Garages' dedicated to Apple partnership for developing iOS enterprise apps" 9to5Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's amazing-looking AR could also be super sharable: Sketchfab has already developed a tool to turn all its 3D-scanned content into easily viewable AR." CNET 12:46 PM
  • "Facebook for iOS now lets everyone use animated GIFs in comments" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "Scott Forstall to Discuss Creation of iPhone at Computer History Museum Next Week" MacRumors 9:14 AM
  • "Twitter's latest redesign makes the iOS app look more like Android" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Eleven: an upcoming collection of iOS 11-like jailbreak tweaks" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Matrix News reads your Incoming News - Free your Eyes from your Device" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "U.S. Invests $258 Million in Supercomputing Race With China: Energy Department to award cash to six tech companies to develop world's fastest computers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:26 PM
  • "US drops $258m on supercomputer development to chase down China" ZDNet 8:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Pro are now available worldwide: The company is also releasing its pricey Surface Studio in more locations." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro are now available for purchase" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Surface Laptop and New Surface Pro Are Available Today" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft bringing Surface Laptop colors to 17 new markets, pre-order yours today" MSPoweruser 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop, Pro and Studio devices arrive in Blighty: For those with a grand burning a hole in their pocket" The Inquirer 11:55 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution" AnandTech 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 S holds back the Surface Laptop – All Hands on Tech Review" ITBusiness Canada 8:30 AM
  • "Surface Pro review: Incremental improvement isn't enough/It's the best Surface Pro yet, but that no longer makes it the best 2-in-1." Ars Technica 9:13 AM
  • "This Is the Best Surface Ever Made, But It's Still No Laptop" Gizmodo 9:32 AM
  • "The Surface Laptop makes the new Surface Pro mostly a nonstarter" TechCrunch 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: A class act that lasts longer" Telegraph 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Review: The New Normal" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One X won't be sold at a profit, money to come from selling games" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Won't Make a Profit Selling Xbox One X" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Preview Versions of Office 2016 to the Windows Store" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office is finally available in the Windows Store" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Studio hands-on review: We get our mitts on the all-in-one built for creatives and very rich people" The Inquirer 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft AI becomes first to achieve 'perfect score' on Ms Pac-Man: Why have one AI when you can have a a Pac of 150?" Morningstar 7:34 AM
  • "IBM to Link Watson, Bluemix Cloud to BMW CarData Platform" eWeek 6:41 AM
  • "IBM Integrates with BMW CarData to Enable New Services for Drivers" eWeek 6:41 AM
  • "AIG and IBM Complete Pilot for World's First Blockchain-Based Multinational Insurance Policy" Coinspeaker 8:20 AM
  • "IBM's Rethink On Remote Working — A Taste Of Things To Come?" Benzinga 6:27 PM
  • "Dell and Alienware Bring New VR Hardware to E3" Leicester Post 7:11 AM
  • "Intel Announces New Mesh Interconnect Architecture For Its Upcoming Xeon Scalable Processors" HotHardware 5:40 PM
  • "Intel downplays Core X-Series flagship Core i9-7980XE market appeal Intel's unbeatable flagship 'Skylake-X' processor with 18 cores/36 threads won't be here anytime soon." Blasting News 8:21 AM
  • "Intel X Series CPUs Are A Direct Response To AMD Threadripper CPUs And AMD Agrees" SegmentNext 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Invests in Three AI Companies" CDR Info 7:16 AM
  • "Intel invests in AI innovation companies in bid to speed up the market" PC Retail 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia back Element AI in $102m Series A round" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "AMD's Vega Frontier Edition cards now have prices, and they're not cheap" Digital Trends 8:50 PM
  • "A Russian Software Billionaire Takes on SAP and Oracle" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Cisco, Calm for Now, Set for Extreme Volatility" Barron's 1:59 PM
  • "GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET" ExtremeTech 9:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple forecast to sell 41.5M iPhones in solid June quarter" AppleInsider 1:27 PM
  • "Why Short Sellers Hunger for Apple: iPhone maker's highly cyclical business draws more short sellers looking for a peak"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Bets on Apple Inc. Gunning for Tesla Inc" SmarterAnalyst 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Inc.: The Apple Car Exists ... Sort Of" InvestorPlace 1:26 PM
  • "Cramer: Another Rotation Out of Apple and Nvidia Is on the Cards" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "Sell Apple Shares In June, Then Buy Some Back In August" Seeking Alpha 9:18 AM
  • "Why Apple analysts are jabbering about Jabil" Apple 3.0 8:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes off lows as tech shares extend selloff: Fed's more hawkish tone, latest D.C. development also in view" MarketWatch 5:59 PM
  • "Nasdaq Feels More Pain as Tech Selloff Wears On" TheStreet 5:58 PM
  • "Tech Stocks continue to let air out of recent rally" FOXBusiness 5:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Logs Fourth Decline in Five Sessions: Dollar climbs and Treasurys move lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:58 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets slide after Fed rate hike" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks drop to lowest in two months on growth worries" MarketWatch 7:23 AM

 
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