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Weekend Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Is Apple Trying to Do Too Much to Mark the iPhone's 10th Anniversary? Anticipation of an anniversary iPhone have pushed Apple shares to new highs, but a delay of even a week would mean a lot of missed revenue"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Put Down the IPhone and Appreciate Its Genius: Apple changed mining, and manufacturing, and the way we wait in lines. And made the music we listen to poorer."  Bloomberg 11:58 AM
  • "Defining the 21st Century: The iPhone is the best selling product ever, making Apple perhaps the best business ever."  asymco 3:34 PM
  • "Inside Apple's 6-Month Race to Make the First iPhone a Reality" Wired 7:26 AM
  • "The iPhone changed the way we communicate with our parents" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Apple gets too much and too little credit for the iPhone" The Verge 11:08 AM
  • "How the iPhone made accessibility accessible to everyone" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "The iPhone Has Objectified Our Faces" Motherboard 10:35 AM
  • "iPhone 2020: For the iPhone's 10th birthday, we imagine its future" Mashable 7:43 AM
  • "Why Apple's future's up on ransomware: Thousands of enterprises must upgrade fast. Apple is a viable choice" Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "Apple has to get over its privacy hang-ups and launch better services" CNBC 1:44 PM
  • "Apple, AR, and The Potential for an Apple AR Headset" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:56 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "PSA: Check which apps have access to your Dropbox account with new security tool" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "How to fix the spinner after login in macOS" Macworld 7:48 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "FAQ: How to get the macOS 'High Sierra' public beta" Computerworld 7:27 AM
  • "How to add or remove credit cards in macOS Sierra's iCloud Keychain" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
  • "Five Ways To Rename Files On a Mac" MacMost 8:36 AM
  • "Turn A Mac's Screen Into An Animated GIF" Mac360 8:37 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The Cloud Attacks The Mac's Finder" Mac 360 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Red Sweater's MarsEdit 4.0 Public Beta Released" MacStories 3:59 PM
  • "Mac blog publishing app MarsEdit 4 now available in public beta¬†" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "TurnTable 2.0 is the New Graphical Music Player" prMac 11:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple makes searchable WWDC 2017 video transcripts available" 9to5Mac 10:37 PM
  • "Apple publishes WWDC17 video transcripts, reminds developers of 64-bit app requirements" AppleInsider 10:37 PM
  • "As the iPhone turns 10, let's look back at 2007" [Slideshow] CNET 7:27 AM
  • "Qualcomm is taking fingerprint scanners below the surface: You can expect to start seeing fingerprint sensors underneath phone displays next year, says the chipmaker at Mobile World Congress Shanghai." CNET 7:32 AM
  • "Qualcomm demos working in-screen fingerprint reader, lending confidence to iPhone 8 hopes" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Screen-Embedded Fingerprint Sensor Makes Debut at Mobile World Congress" The Mac Observer 7:26 AM
  • "Vivo beats Apple to an under-display fingerprint scanner" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Video shows chaos inside Apple store as gunshots ring out in New York state mall" ABCNews 7:25 AM
  • "Nearly One in Four Windows Users Surveyed Plan to Switch to Mac Within Next Six Months" MacRumors 3:25 PM
  • "One of the best iPhone photos this year was taken in Singapore" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Apple releases 'A Portrait of Canada' shot on iPhone video for Canada Day" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Steve Jobs's Mock Turtleneck Gets a Second Life: The techno-savvy monk is still dead, but his uniform lives on." Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macintosh LC 520 sets its sights on the classroom" Cult of Mac 9:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Trump administration is threatening to expand its 'laptop ban' to all airlines that do not improve security" Recode 3:39 PM
  • "Canada supreme court says Google must yank search results globally" CNET 3:24 PM
  • "No, Donald Trump Isn't Calling For An Internet Tax" Wired 3:24 PM
  • "Doom II disks touched, signed by John Romero sell for over $3K" Ars Technica 10:58 AM
  • "Petya ransomware: Where it comes from and how to protect yourself" TechRepublic 9:21 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1200 chips have built-in LTE for always-on connectivity" Digital Trends 8:52 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Malware, Cell Service Providers, Upgrading to macOS High Sierra – ACM 417" The Mac Observer 5:14 PM
  • "Apple's Czar of Cool, Hidden Mac Features -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-28" The Mac Observer 1:35 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 11 – iOS 11"s Impact on Third-Party Apps" MacStories 9:22 AM
  • "Episode 176: 'Camera Hernia'/We talk about photo management, then reminisce about the 10-year history of the iPhone, and where mobile computing might be ten years from now." The Committed 9:20 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 Expected to Include Faster 10W USB-C Wall Charger" MacRumors 11:28 AM
  • "Barclays: iPhone 8 to ship with 10W USB-C power adapter with fast charging" iDownload Blog 12:04 PM
  • "The 'iPhone 8' May Feature a Faster 10W USB-C Wall Charger" AppAdvice 12:04 PM
  • "The evolution of iOS: From iPhone OS to iOS 11" Cult of Mac 9:22 AM
  • "Original 2007 iPhone 2G Vs iPhone 7 [Water And Drop Tests] Redmond Pie 9:56 AM
  • "This is the Most Accurate iPhone 8 Dummy Model So Far" AppAdvice 3:59 PM
  • "New Charging Sound Discovered in iOS 11, Perhaps for iPhone 8 Inductive Wireless Charging Functionality" MacRumors 1:39 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.3.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:04 PM
  • "Apple releases fifth iOS 10.3.3 + macOS 10.12.6 betas" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple device owners unable to restore from backup as iCloud outage continues" AppleInsider 10:37 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud Backup feature has been down for some users since yesterday" 9to5Mac 10:27 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Second Generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro" iLounge 3:24 PM
  • "Review: Logitech Slim Combo Smart Connector keyboard for Apple's 10.5" iPad Pro" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "Hands-on: CalDigit's TS3 is a compact dock with full speed MacBook Pro power delivery¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 9:56 AM
  • "iStorage diskAshur Pro2 Review: Encrypted external hard drive with keypad" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Lifeproof NüüD and FRē for iPhone 7 Plus review: Two waterproof cases, but only one was build to last" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Review: Hover Camera Passport drone is light and takes good pictures, suffers from poor support" AppleInsider 11:27 AM
  • "Wemo Mini Smart Plug review: Compact, smart, and inexpensive" TechHive 7:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Beta 5: What's New Or Changed?" Redmond Pie 10:41 PM
  • "iOS 11 Turns The iPad Pro Into The Only Device Your Family Needs" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "iOS 11 on an iPad still won't replace your laptop" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "6 Videos Show You How iOS 11"s All-new AR-style City Flyovers Work" Apple Must 2:16 PM
  • "5 new features in Messages on iOS 11: The Messages app on iOS 11 is a heck of a lot better than iOS 10, yet it doesn't look all that different. Here's what you need to know" CNET 8:49 AM
  • "How to type faster with Key Flicks in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 3:25 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to protect yourself against Petya malware" CNET 3:58 PM
  • "How to use Notes in iOS 11" Apple Must 7:38 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 11: 17 new and hidden features for your Apple iPhone and iPad" [Slideshow] Telegraph 9:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What iOS 11 tells us about the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 10:37 PM
  • "The revolution in your pocket: How the iPhone changed everything/Apple expert Jason Snell reflects on 10 years of using the iPhone, and how it forever altered the way people work and live." TechRepublic 5:23 PM
  • "Here's how Samsung Bixby stacks up against Apple's Siri" Mashable 3:25 PM
  • "Will iPad Running iOS 11 Be The 'Ute' Of The Personal Computing World? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:32 AM
  • "Does Apple Have a Subscription Problem? An analyst says that the App Store might be peaking. Meanwhile, the company hasn't quite succeeded with Apple Music and other new services."  Barron's 11:27 AM
  • "The iPhone Turns 10: Interesting Facts About This Revolutionary Device" AppAdvice 9:59 AM
  • "A touch of Cocoa: Inside the original iPhone SDK/Back in 2008, Ars took its first look at what Apple provided for iPhone developers."  Ars Technica 9:21 AM
  • "10 Years Later: My Original iPhone First Impressions" Thurrott 9:21 AM
  • "Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' is even worse than you thought: Here is what you get when you watch a reality show made by the world's most valuable tech company."  The Outline 9:20 AM
  • "Why This Apple Inc. iPhone 8 Rumor Isn't So Crazy: This Fool thinks reports of iPhone 8 display manufacturing challenges may have merit, despite supplier Samsung's experience building OLED displays." The Motley Fool 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Soothsayer Predicts Apple Glasses" Mac360 8:37 AM
  • "How Apple Is 'Running Scared" NoodleMac 8:31 AM
  • "See Apple's Trees In The Forrest?" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "eXtensions: The Wednesday File (11) -iPhone Anecdotes, Updated Apps and a new iMac" eXtensions 7:18 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Rural America's Future Is Riding on a Cell Signal" Wired 7:29 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Photos Launches Advanced Sharing Features" MacStories 1:39 PM
  • "Google Photos' new sharing features are starting to roll out" The Verge 11:45 AM
  • "Honda adds CarPlay to its 2018 Fit Sport" 9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "Magic Painting 1.0 for iOS/Android - Augmented Reality Coloring Book" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "2.5D Animation System for iPad Exports Stereoscopic Movies" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Petya ransomware attacks were spread by hacked software updater" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Petya: The poison behind the latest ransomware attack/Unpatched Windows machines are getting hammered again by a new ransomware attacker." ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft, Analysts See Hack Origin at Ukrainian Software Firm" Bloomberg 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries" HotHardware 5:01 PM
  • "Microsoft's next big Windows update will use AI to fight malware" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Built An Advanced AI To Protect Windows 10 Users From Malware" Forbes 1:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Feature Built-In AI Powered Malware Protection" HotHardware 5:01 PM
  • "British Royal Navy's New HMS Queen Elizabeth Warship Runs Windows XP, What Could Go Wrong?" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Has IBM Watson's AI Technology Fallen Victim to Hype?" Fortune 1:39 PM
  • "IBM, Lightbend partner to build cognitive enterprise tech" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "IBM and Lightbend collaborate on AI platform" BetaNews 9:23 AM
  • "Intel launches 64-layer 545-series SSD - but doesn't offer significant performance or price benefits" V3 11:29 AM
  • "Intel SSD 545s is the company's new SATA based consumer SSD" Neowin 7:04 PM
  • "Intel launches 64-layer 3D flash client SSD" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "Intel Launches Budget-Friendly 512GB SSD 545" PC Magazine 8:45 AM
  • "Intel intros 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD" DigiTimes 8:49 AM
  • "Chipmaker AMD Makes a Big Bet on Brand-New Tech" Fortune 8:48 AM
  • "AMD launches new graphics card for machine learning" DigiTimes 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Vs. Nvidia: The Winner Among Datacenters And Workstations?" Seeking Alpha 11:30 AM
  • "AMD, Nvidia GPUs for Cryptocurrency Mining Unveiled" ExtremeTech 11:30 AM
  • "AMD and Nvidia won't talk about crypto-currency mining... and that's a worry for gamers" PCGamesN 11:30 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition VS. Nvidia Titan Xp: Which Card Fares Better?" MobiPicker 11:30 AM
  • "Salesforce steps up developer efforts for Einstein" ZDNet 8:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Does Apple Inc. Stock Still Have Double-Digit Downside?" InvestorPlace 9:59 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 posts biggest one-day gain in 2 months as financial shares rally: Nasdaq Composite rallies as tech weakness abates" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Big Gains on Wall Street Drive S&P 500's Best Day Since April" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Wall Street surges as banks, Tech Stocks spark rebound" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Bank stocks lead rally ahead of Fed stress tests" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Led Higher by Financial Companies: Technology shares rebound from rough prior-day's trade" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian stocks pull back on U.S. tech declines, eurozone worries: Tech stocks slide in Taiwan, South Korea" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "European stocks struggle near 2-month lows as euro rises: French consumer confidence at 10-year high" MarketWatch 8:51 AM

 
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