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Thursday Highlights: More regulation in focus as Euopean Union targets Apple, Google, Amazon, would also demand App Store rankings; Apple device choice soaring over PCs and Android devices among enterprise employees; Larry Kudlow tells CNBC Tim Cook told President Trump he loves tax cuts and reform, praising CEO as "most helpful" regarding suggestions on China dealings; Spotify's free tier may portend trouble for Apple Music; Apple working to protect home Wi-Fi devices from "Skeleton Key" hack; Business Insider reports on struggles of Facebook employee tasked with removing "beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse"; Jonny Evans interviews Jamf CEO on Apple in the enterprise, while Hodinkee interviews Peter Stas concerning threat that is Apple Watch; new round of photos purport to show iPhone SE 2 with glass back, but rest is similar to current models; did Samsung throw Apple under bus with OLED comments? Dan Dilger debunks Samsung report portraying "iPhone X as weak".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Among the iPhone's Biggest Transformations: Ten years later, the iPhone has altered the way people work and play—and remade Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Leaked recording: Inside Apple's global war on leakers/Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA."  The Outline 10:04 AM
  • "Apple Steps Up Legal Battle With Qualcomm: A court filing from Apple argued that some of the chip supplier's patents were invalid and that its business model violates patent law"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Alleges 'Mounting Evidence' Against Qualcomm's Business" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute" ["In a federal court filing Tuesday, Apple cited a Supreme Court ruling last month that a printer-cartridge maker's patent rights end with the initial sale of the cartridges. Apple says that ruling strengthens its argument that Qualcomm cannot continue to demand royalties for the patents after selling its cellular chips."]  Associated Press 7:57 AM
  • "Apple tells court Qualcomm chip licenses are invalid" Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "Apple fires latest salvo in big patent fight with Qualcomm" Axios 8:06 AM
  • "Apple uses Supreme Court decision to attack Qualcomm" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's amended San Diego complaint against Qualcomm leaves no doubt: many billions at stake" Foss Patents 8:16 AM
  • "Apple rejects Qualcomm's allegation of throttling iPhones, says 'study' is 'methodologically unsound'" Foss Patents 8:16 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "About the security content of Safari 10.1.1" Apple Support 8:08 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac" The Next Web 8:08 PM
  • "How to update to two-factor authentication for an iTunes-only Apple ID" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Customize the Touch Bar with BetterTouchTool" Apple Gazette 11:39 AM
  • "Unlock the Power of Your Mac's Trackpad" Intego 11:19 AM
  • "Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features" The Next Web 4:07 PM
  • "How to View a Dictionary Definition of a Word on Your Mac" MacTrast 10:13 AM
  • "New Shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 7:29 AM
  • "Almost A New Way To Do Email" Mac 360 7:53 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Happy Birthday #6 Final Cut Pro X" FCPXtv 10:03 AM
  • "Going All In On Apple's iCloud" Mac360 8:18 AM
  • "What You Can't See In macOS High Sierra" McSolo 8:02 AM
  • "How to switch from Mac to PC, part 6: Which Mac users should do it/Two great computer platforms, one tough decision with lots of pros and cons." PCWorld 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Introducing the Pond5 Add-On for Adobe Premiere Pro" Pond5 10:04 AM
  • "McNeel's Rhino Gains Flux for Rhino App—Flux Connector Support and More" Architosh 7:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple product security team briefing shows 99% drop in stolen iPhone cases from 2014 to 2016" AppleInsider 10:26 AM
  • "Apple's 'Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential' Employee Seminar Leaks Online" MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "Report details Apple's efforts to increase product secrecy, more leaks from Apple campus than supply chain in 2016" 9to5Mac 10:14 AM
  • "Internal Apple presentation on how to handle leaks gets leaked" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "More Apple Leaks Coming From HQ, Not Asian Factories" TheStreet 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Once Purchased 30,000 iPhone Enclosures to Keep its Secrets" Apple Must 10:03 AM
  • "Tim Cook told Trump tech employees are 'nervous' about immigration" CNBC 10:14 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Trump about immigration" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Trump: You need to improve citizen customer sat, give US 'most modern gov in the world' [Video] 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Gartner Announces Top 100 Vendors in IT: Apple Secured No. 1 Spot, Followed By Samsung and Google" Business Wire 7:58 AM
  • "Apple is the top IT vendor, says Gartner" Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, Google Are the Largest IT Vendors" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Teams with Health Gorilla for Unified Health Data on iPhone" The Mac Observer 10:15 AM
  • "Apple I sells at auction for $335k, the lowest price yet for a working model" 9to5Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Shares New 'The Archives' iPhone Ad Focusing on Memories Feature in Photos App" MacRumors 2:38 PM
  • "Apple promoting Photos Memories feature in 'The Archives' ad, new tutorial" 9to5Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Apple shows off Memories feature in new iPhone 7 'The Archives' ad and tutorial video" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "'Back to the Future' fan makes Apple's iPad, Xcode centerpiece of custom DeLorean modification" AppleInsider 11:46 AM
  • "iPhone 'melts' during U.K. heat wave" Cult of Mac 11:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple's eWorld online service goes live" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 PM
  • "Adobe Q2 beats estimates" ZDNet 6:56 PM
  • "Nancy Pelosi slams Ajit Pai in letter supporting net neutrality" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Whole Foods CEO: it was 'love at first sight' with Amazon" Axios 10:33 AM
  • "Fastest Mobile Networks 2017: We tested data speeds on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless in 30 US cities. Find out which network is the fastest where you live." PC Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "The Supreme Court Just Protected Your Right to Facebook" Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house: Has anyone told Qualcomm, Intel and the gang?" The Register 7:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iOS 11 and AR, iBooks in Apple Stores, Listener Email -ACM 416" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Apple's War on Product Leaks, Teaming Up with Health Gorilla -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-20" The Mac Observer 12:30 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 192: We'll bring this up quite a bit" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "What iOS 11 reveals about the upcoming iPhone 8: Apple's announcement of iOS 11 might have revealed a few clues about the iPhone 8." Macworld 8:04 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New video + exclusive photos go hands-on with purported iPhone 8 dummy unit" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Olixar claims to reveal iPhone 8 design w/ new cases now available to order" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "Case maker gambles big on Apple's rumored 'iPhone 8' design, builds 9 cases for edge-to-edge display" AppleInsider 12:30 PM
  • "The iPhone 8's rumoured augmented reality tech could help it 'leapfrog' rivals like Google" Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "Smartphone makers may see component shortages in 2H17" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' orders, Samsung demands impacting Chinese component supply for other vendors" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Watch: Concept Video Shows iPhone 8 Running iOS 11" Redmond Pie 10:14 AM
  • "Apple wins yet another Wireless Charging Patent Covering Coil Couplings between the Charger and Device" Patently Apple 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Wins an AR Patent that made their WWDC 2017 Demo of moving Virtual IKEA Furniture on a table Come to Life" Patently Apple 8:21 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at a flexible newspaper/magazine reader" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "About the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1: This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 6.2.1." Apple Support 8:07 PM
  • "About the security content of tvOS 10.2.1" Apple Support 8:08 PM
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.3.2" Apple Support 8:08 PM
  • "tvOS 11 beta: How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 12:28 PM
  • "Seeing an iOS Verification Failed Error? You're Not Alone" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Sporadic reports of 'Verification failed' messages on iCloud as Apple acknowledges Mail & Notes issues" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Get a Straight Talk iPhone 6 (32GB) for $199" CNET 10:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro review: If any iPad replaces the MacBook, it's this one/Apple gives its 2017 iPad Pro enough new luster to warrant a perfect score." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "10.5-Inch iPad Pro Review: Close to Perfection" iPhone Hacks 7:29 AM
  • "The New iPad Pro 10.5": We Expected Better, Apple" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "iPad Pro 12.9 review: a great iPad, one I won't buy" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "'The One Device' Explores the Creation of the iPhone, the Technology That Went Into It, and More" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "The iPhone Is 10 Years Old. Here's the Story of Its Birth." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "'The One Device': How the iPhone changed our lives" USA Today 8:09 AM
  • "Lowe's Iris smart home system review: An emphasis on security" TechHive 8:05 AM
  • "Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer" TechHive 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: Siri will translate for you in Apple's iOS 11" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Withings Health app updated to Nokia Health Mate -Not What I was Hoping" eXtensions 7:40 AM
  • "A Surprising Update after 5 years: A-Sketch" eXtensions 7:30 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use drag-and-drop in iOS 11 Maps" Cult of Mac 4:07 PM
  • "How to Answer Phone Calls Automatically in iOS 11" iDrop News 1:15 PM
  • "How to quickly charge your iPhone" iMore 10:13 AM
Tips
  • "What Is an 'Oleophobic' Display? Here's Everything You Should Know" iDrop News 2:28 PM
  • "How You Can Save $20 on Your Apple Music Subscription" Apple Must 10:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple holds internal seminar on stopping leaks. It leaked" phoneArena 9:19 PM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (10): The Best of iOS Health; Caremap from Boston Children's Hospital; and Plethysmography" eXtensions 7:41 PM
  • "UBS: 10 things the iPhone of the future will be able to do thanks to augmented reality" Business Insider 2:50 PM
  • "When does Apple release new iOS betas?" 9to5Mac 2:42 PM
  • "The Outline: 'Inside Apple's Global War on Leakers'" Daring Fireball 2:42 PM
  • "The 10.5-Inch iPad Pro's 120Hz Refresh Rate Matters" The Mac Observer 2:28 PM
  • "Will The iPhone 8 Upgrade Cycle Be Bigger Than The iPhone 6?" Forbes 12:46 PM
  • "Comment: Why Apple's HomePod teaser killed my Amazon Echo curiosity" 9to5Mac 12:30 PM
  • "iPhone App Size Is Increasing at a Breakneck Pace" MacStories 10:58 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Mistake After Steve Jobs Was Conceding The Power User Market"  Quora 10:57 AM
  • "The JPEG Format's Days May Be Numbered" MacStories 10:47 AM
  • "Forget Apple Car, Give Me Apple Robot" Mac360 10:03 AM
  • "Apple And The End-to-End Encryption Fight" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
  • "The Size of iPhone's Top Apps Has Increased by 1,000 Percent in Four Years" Daring Fireball 8:21 AM
  • "How iOS 11 Brings Steve Jobs's Vision for the iPad to Life: Three features coming in iOS 11 could change the way I work on the road, and bring to life a vision Steve Jobs had for the iPad back in 2010."  PC Magazine 8:17 AM
  • "Will iPhone 8 Feature True Wireless Charging?" iPhone Hacks 7:29 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Comment: The OnePlus 5's higher price is actually a good thing" 9to5Google 2:50 PM
  • "OnePlus 5 review: the me-too phone" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "OnePlus 5 review: Spectacular on every level" Mashable 11:52 AM
  • "OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy" Ars Technica 11:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: iPads- Are They Real Computers?" iMore 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Adds Phobio as New Mac Trade-In Partner" MacRumors 4:01 PM
  • "MacBook Air turns into a touchscreen with the AirBar" Mashable 2:42 PM
  • "Acast podcast network brings CarPlay support to its iPhone app" 9to5Mac 1:15 PM
  • "Apple's 2017 Summer Camps to Help Kids Learn to Code, Draw, and Edit Video at Retail Stores" MacRumors 11:19 AM
  • "Apple announces Apple Camp and Kids Hour summer programs at the Apple store: Your local Apple store has free programs that can teach kids how to code, work with robots, and more." Macworld 10:33 AM
  • "Scott Forstall, original iPhone engineers, at the Computer History Museum tonight to talk iPhone origins" The Loop 10:25 AM
  • "Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow for iOS gets a star-studded teaser trailer" Cult of Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Mixoo - The ultimate Photo Editing App gets a Major Update" prMac 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Reviewers give a giant thumbs-down to Windows 10 S" ZDNet 6:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 S: It's Not Me, It's You" Thurrott 5:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Let You Revert Your Surface Laptop to Windows 10 S" ExtremeTech 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Stream, its Office 365 business video service" ZDNet 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's new internal video hub, Microsoft Stream, is now generally available" GeekWire 4:33 PM
  • "Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees" ZDNet 5:47 AM
  • "Microsoft launches a new AI startup program at Station F in Paris" TechCrunch 5:57 AM
  • "Office 365 Gets Off to a Rough Start in the Windows Store" Thurrott 5:57 AM
  • "Skype down: Connectivity borkage leaves users unable to access service/Users in the UK and Europe hit hardest by downtime" The Inquirer 5:53 AM
  • "Machine Groups Come to Microsoft Operations Management Suite" eWeek 6:14 AM
  • "Negative Intel i9 1080p Benchmarks Have Been Omitted Claims AMD's Don Woligroski" SegmentNext 6:04 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper Powered Pre-built Systems Exclusive To Alienware, What Does This Mean For DIY Market?" SegmentNext 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure, Baidu embrace AMD's new Epyc data center processor" GeekWire 6:58 PM
  • "AMD's Epyc server chips beat Intel Xeon 2-socket performance at every price point" ZDNet 6:58 PM
  • "AMD Unveils EPYC 7000 Series Processors And Platform To Take On Intel In the Data Center" HotHardware 6:06 PM
  • "AMD muscles in on Xeon's turf as it unveils Epyc: Multiply a Ryzen by four and all of a sudden Intel has some real competition" Ars Technica 6:13 PM
  • "AMD is preparing 14nm Summit Ridge" Ocaholic 6:04 AM
  • "Intel Core-X CPUs and motherboards now available for pre-order: But you'll have to wait a week to get them" Computing 6:04 AM
  • "Intel Core i9 Review: Fastest Consumer CPU Prepares for Ryzen War" FARS News Agency 6:05 AM
  • "Intel beats AMD to it, makes Core-X CPUs available to order: But you'll have to wait a week to get them" The Inquirer 10:00 AM
  • "Intel kills off Galileo, Edison, Joule maker-targeted product families" bit-tech 6:06 AM
  • "South African pricing for Intel Core X processors revealed" my gaming 6:07 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake-X and Kabylake-X Meet Our Scale" SemiAccurate 5:48 AM
  • "Continental joins Intel, Mobileye self-driving car platform" Seeking Alpha 7:11 AM
  • "Lenovo Activates World's Largest Intel-Based Supercomputer in Barcelona" eWeek 10:48 AM
  • "IBM opens Polish cybersecurity centre: Wroclaw operation to offer incident response to address GDPR compliance" Channelnomics 6:05 AM
  • "The US falls farther down supercomputer rankings than it's been in over 20 years" BGR 5:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Sells $1 Bln In Debt" Nasdaq 9:19 PM
  • "Apple to See China Unleash Demand for IPhones: May survey data indicate significant pent-up demand from new and existing iPhone users in Greater China." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:09 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Inc. Should Do With All Its Cash" InvestorPlace 11:39 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Reaches 'Steve Jobs' Status With Epyc" InvestorPlace 10:45 AM
Industry News
  • "Crude Selloff Spills Over Into Energy Sector, Drags Dow and S&P 500 From Records" TheStreet 6:16 PM
  • "How changes in international banking are affecting the markets" FOXBusiness 6:16 PM
  • "Technology Sector Update for 06/20/2017: MSFT, IBM, AAPL, CSCO, GOOGL, AMD, AMZN, QCOM" Nasdaq 11:50 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Oil Slump Hits Energy Sector: Crude prices fall to lowest levels since November" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:51 AM
  • "Japanese shares leap to 22-month high; China-index decision on deck" MarketWatch 6:21 AM
  • "European stocks get a lift from consumer shares, tech recovery" MarketWatch 6:21 AM

 
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