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Wednesday Highlights: A new approach to cleaning up supply chain issues, poor working conditions, excessive overtime, is what's needed for Apple to clean up abuses, argues Tim Culpan; tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, may need to be broken up so says Greg Ip for the Wall Street Journal; Farhad Manjoo at New York Times discusses smartphone addiction, laying out argument "for Apple to build a less addictive iPhone"; Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple's China stake; beware chaiOS text bomb which can freeze/crash your iOS or Mac, Tom's Guide tests and confirms the crashes; App Annie's new stats reveal 2017 "A monumental year for the app economy"; Apple ranks 6th in Reuters' Top 100 Technology Companies; Variety reports renowned director J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi drama series being shopped to Apple, HBO; Taipei Times reporting first batch of HomePods shipping from Inventec.

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  • "iPhone at 10: How Apple changed gaming for the better and the worse/For gaming, the iPhone sparked a gold rush and burst of creativity still felt today."  Ars Technica 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone-creator Tony Fadell: don't let smartphones threaten your 'analogue life'/On the week of its 10th anniversary, the inventor of the iPod, and a key member of the iPhone team talks exclusively to WIRED about how Apple's mobile came to be" Wired UK 10:33 AM
  • "From the home to the car, here's how the iPhone will influence the next 10 years"  Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "The iPhone's Turning 10. What Will It Look Like At 20?" Wired 8:16 AM
  • "The iPhone turns 10: A look back/The original iPhone was released 10 years ago this week. CNET takes a look back at the biggest gadget release ever." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "How the iPhone revolutionized photography" Cult of Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Augmented Reality: Apple's Revolutionary Offering"  Seeking Alpha 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could be a major step towards making virtual reality mainstream" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Rumors of the demise of augmented reality developers have been greatly exaggerated"  TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2017: Artificial intelligence and machine learning will herald in the next era of networking/Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins delivered a keynote focusing on the company's intent-based networking solution and Cisco's two-year partnership with Apple. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, was a surprise guest." TechRepublic 10:31 AM
  • "With Cisco, Apple weaves itself into enterprise infrastructure" Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "How to use two-factor authentication for your Apple account without using an Apple device" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using Boot Camp" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "How to Upgrade to APFS if Not Done in High Sierra installer" The Mac Observer 2:25 PM
  • "How to check your iPhone battery percentage in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "How To Track Your Mac's Network" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "If Windows 10 S Is The Future Of The PC, What Of The Future For macOS And iOS?" Mac360 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Waymo, Apple Deals Bolster Rental Firms for Ride-Sharing Age" Bloomberg 8:51 PM
  • "How Avis-Waymo and Hertz-Apple Affect Driverless Future" [Audio Report] Bloomberg 8:51 PM
  • "iPhone® 10th Anniversary Damage Report" SquareTrade 8:12 AM
  • "Report: iPhone owners spent $14 billion in repairs since 2007, stay loyal" Digital Trends 8:13 AM
  • "A shortage of judges has delayed a final verdict on an €850 million Apple project" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Qualcomm loses bid to squash FTC antitrust lawsuit: The Federal Trade Commission accuses Qualcomm of using its power to extract high royalties from phone makers." CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Bolsters Its Augmented Reality Tech With Purchase of Eye Tracking Specialists SensoMotoric" The Mac Observer 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Charges Further Into AR With SensoMotoric" InvestorPlace 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's sleep tracking patent could turn your iPhone into a next-level nap partner" Mashable 8:27 PM
  • "The global app economy is expected to grow like crazy in coming years" Mashable 4:03 PM
  • "Tim Cook meets with Indian prime minister as Apple seeks permission to open retail stores" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Apple pledges to run its Indian operations completely from renewable energy by 2018" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "People will spend 3.5 trillion hours on mobile apps by 2021" Axios 8:45 AM
  • "2017 App Store revenue crushes Apple's entire 2007 earnings" Cult of Mac 7:05 PM
  • "MIT Technology Review Reveals 50 Smartest Companies List in Annual Business Issue" [Apple #16] PRNewswire-USNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "A Maine School District Struggles with Apple's Notebook Pricing" The Mac Observer 5:50 PM
  • "iPhone collection makes perfect birthday gift for Apple-loving MacPaw CEO" Cult of Mac 11:08 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Terrible quarter marks the end for Gil Amelio" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's U.S. rivals backed EU in push that brought record $2.7B fine" Bloomberg News 8:18 PM
  • "Google News redesigned with a cleaner look" Engadget 8:04 PM
  • "Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defends Uber's Travis Kalanick" Axios 6:58 PM
  • "Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012" Reuters 8:41 PM
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion users" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users" ZDNet 5:04 PM
  • "Breaking: Ransomware hack attack of 'unprecedented' size slams into businesses around the world" Mashable 10:47 AM
  • "Watch the Macworld Show live on Facebook: The iPhone tenth anniversary" Macworld 4:39 PM
  • "Apple's Augmented Reality Glasses -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-27" The Mac Observer 1:02 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 193: Favorite iOS 11 features" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Greenpeace highlights poor repairability ratings of iPads & MacBooks, but praises iPhone 7" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's new augmented reality kit makes Minecraft look magical in AR" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Yield rates, OLED supply may be key in new iPhone shipments" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Ships a Public Beta of iOS 11" Thurrott 10:32 AM
  • "iPhone 8's new display could hold back launch sales" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Latest questionable 'iPhone 8' delay claim lays blame on limited OLED screen availability" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Actual testing on AMD Vega GPU destined for iMac Pro shows significant speed gains over Nvidia Titan Xp" AppleInsider 6:38 PM
  • "Apple asks developers to update their pages for iOS 11"s all-new App Store" iDownload Blog 4:04 PM
  • "Siri is looking for its own personal assistant to stay current on events and culture" 9to5Mac 11:19 AM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.1 following the release of iOS 10.3.2" 9to5Mac 7:28 PM
  • "Apple ceases signing of iOS 10.3.1 after release of iOS 10.3.2" AppleInsider 7:29 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent Relating to Sleep Onset Latency" Patently Apple 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Apple Pencil for $85" MacRumors 7:45 AM

  • "Fugoo Style S portable Bluetooth speaker review" The Gadgeteer 8:23 AM
  • "Libratone One Click Bluetooth speaker review: Fun design and very good sound" TechHive 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The new iOS improves the iPad, but it still can't replace a computer" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Watch: Messages gets new features and improvements in iOS 11" AppleInsider 4:38 PM
  • "Can Bixby Voice beat Siri and Google Assistant? Samsung's voice app has a few tricks up its sleeve that might worry Google Assistant and Siri." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "'Sega Forever' free-to-play classic games for iPhone are off to a good start, but aren't perfect" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Phoenix Almost Rising from the Ashes: iTimeLapse Pro" eXtensions 8:32 AM
  • "Apple iOS 11 public beta: Follow these steps to install it on iPad and iPhone" TechRepublic 5:03 PM
  • "How to Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad to Have iOS Read Anything to You" OS X Daily 3:27 PM
  • "Second thoughts on iOS 11 beta? Here's how to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "How to use Control Center in iOS 11" Apple Must 11:06 AM
  • "How to sync faces across your devices in the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 10:32 AM
  • "How to downgrade iOS 11 beta to iOS 10 [Video] 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Apple is giving iPhones a one-handed keyboard mode with iOS 11 — here's how to activate it" Business Insider 10:10 AM
  • "How to Install the iOS 11 Public Beta on your iOS Device" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "A Few Tips for Making Drafts a Writing Environment on iPad and iPhone" Macdrifter 8:40 PM
  • "The Best iOS 11 Features That Transform Your iPad" [Slideshow] LAPTOP Magazine 12:20 PM
  • "The way you take screenshots on your iPhone and iPad is getting a major upgrade" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "Sell Your Mac With Apple's Trade-Up Program" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "Become an expert at Safari for iOS with these 8 tips and tricks: Hide your frequently visited sites, remotely close Safari tabs on other devices, turn web pages into PDFs, and more." PCWorld 7:58 AM
  • "So, You Want to Install iOS 11 beta on Your Main iPhone?" Apple Must 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Leak 'Confirms' iPhone 8 Is Massive" Forbes 7:35 PM
  • "Here's why Apple fans are going crazy over tape-measuring apps right now" Business Insider 5:35 PM
  • "The original iPhone games: Favorites from the 2008 Ars staff/From the archives: There are tons of games for the iPhone, but which ones to play?" Ars Technica 10:47 AM
  • "Comment: Some techies in the 'iPad as laptop' debate are forgetting how atypical we are" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "What's Missing In The Mac's Line" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "Comment: Better performance or not, ARKit on iOS 11 is already destroying Google's Tango"  9to5Google 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Hints that Designing VR Glasses We'll Use is Challenging" Apple Must 8:23 AM
  • "Siri Is Apple's Future" PixoBebo 8:23 AM
  • "Put a lid on it: Over-the-top Apple Store criticism" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "The Path to AR for the Masses Will Go Through the Smartphone" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:07 AM
  • "How iOS 11 makes mobile management easier: Apple's next mobile OS offers a variety of changes to help IT keep tabs on iDevices" Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Look at the evidence: Google's troubles in Europe are entirely of its own making" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Falling out of love with Amazon's Alexa" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Comic: Happy Tenth Birthday to the iPhone From Your Big Brother" iMore 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "10 Years On From iPhone® Launch, Axway Survey Examines Consumer View of Smartphones" Business Wire 8:50 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 Plus: MEMS Microphone Technology and Cost Analysis Report - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:50 PM
  • "Apple enables Maps Transit directions in Madrid" AppleInsider 7:59 PM
  • "Extend Life of MacBook Pro Retina 2.0TB With OWC Aura Pro 2.0TB SSD Hard Drive Upgrade" MacPrices 2:25 PM
  • "Apple's Single Sign-on feature for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV gains another TV provider" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "NBC apps now support Single Sign-on on iPad & iPhone as well as Apple TV" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Philips Speech Recognition Technology Turns Voice into Text in No Time: New SpeechExec Pro 10 software and dictation recorder app offer customers full mobility" Business Wire 7:55 AM
  • "Belkin® Launches Backpacks And Messenger Bags To Offer Holistic Protection" PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Most Luxurious Ram Pickup Ever Combines Refinement, Efficiency and Class - Announcing 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition" ["Ram Limited Tungsten features 8.4-inch radio display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM Guardian"] PRNewswire 7:55 AM
  • "Urban Armor Gear Announces Metropolis Series Cases for New iPad Pro 10.5 & 12.9-Inch" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "New Mobile App for Personal Climate Change Fighters Now Available" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed" ExtremeTech 7:10 AM
  • "Google reveals Windows flaw that gives access to kernel memory, as Microsoft didn't fix it" Neowin 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're 'raising the bar' for security in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Neowin 12:36 PM
  • "Microsoft, YouTube, and others team up to combat terrorism" Neowin 6:14 AM
  • "Britain's new super-warship at risk of cyber attack for 'running outdated Windows XP': BRITAIN'S largest ever warship - costing £3.1billion - is at risk of a cyber attack as it appears to be running on the outdated Windows XP operating system." Express UK 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Quietly Kills Another Gaping Hole in Windows Defender" Bleeping Computer 6:35 AM
  • "Zero-day Skype flaw causes crashes, remote code execution" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft brings the 'next generation of Skype' to iPhones" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to the cloud to make Windows 10 safer for enterprise users" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft starts offering 4 weeks paid leave for employees caring for sick family members" GeekWire 12:36 PM
  • "Dell EMC's John Byrne: I can guarantee there will be more M&A between legacy Dell and EMC partners/Dell EMC's global channel chief predicts that more partners - including those in the UK - will link arms in order to secure high-level status in combined partner programme" CRN UK 6:29 AM
  • "Gigamon snaps up former Dell EMC global sales SVP" Channel Life 6:29 AM
  • "EU court to adjourn ruling on Intel antitrust case until next year" New Europe 6:34 AM
  • "Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled: A fix is available for Linux systems; Windows users will have to use firmware updates." Ars Technica UK 6:34 AM
  • "Samsung tops Intel in chip sales for first time" Seeking Alpha 7:56 AM
  • "The Intel SSD 545s (512GB) Review: 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND Hits Retail" AnandTech 6:33 AM
  • "Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB Review - IMFT 64-Layer TLC" PC Perspective 6:33 AM
  • "Latest benchmark results show AMD's new Vega graphics cards could be screaming fast" Lakebit 6:30 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed" Fudzilla 6:31 AM
  • "Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments: So they've welded Advanced Threat Defense to Email Security Appliances" The Register 6:48 AM
  • "IBM is telling Congress not to fear the rise of an AI 'overlord': The company's Watson team is embarking on a lobbying push to address what it sees as an incorrect, 'dystopian' view of AI." Recode 10:01 AM
  • "IBM Chosen As Banks' Blockchain Partner" PYMNTS 6:32 AM
  • "IBM Serves Up New Watson Tech at 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament" Fortune 8:55 PM
  • "China drives growth in hardware start-ups" EDN Asia 6:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone Sparked Monumental Changes in How We Trade Stocks"  TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Peak Into Apple's Future After a Mind-Blowing 700% Surge in the Stock Price" TheStreet 2:54 PM
  • "Apple 5-Year Model; Expect Apple Glasses In FY20"  Loup Ventures 10:57 AM
  • "Gene Munster Predicts Apple Will Eventually Earn More From AirPods Than Apple Watch" MacRumors 10:46 AM
  • "Munster's five-year plan for Apple: As iPhone growth declines, glasses, AirPods and Services will carry the ball. The car is a wild card." Apple 3.0 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Waving Red Flags at Quarter's End" Investopedia 10:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks slide after health-care vote delayed; tech stocks big losers again: Dow has fallen in five of the past six session" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Lower as Tech Falls, Senate Delay Hits Healthcare" TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall St. falters as Senate delays health vote" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Tech Sector Remains Under Pressure: Tech shares have slipped over the past month, while financial stocks, a 2017 laggard, have regained ground" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by stronger dollar" MarketWatch 6:43 AM
  • "European stocks decline, but miners buck losses" MarketWatch 6:43 AM

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