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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple is losing staff by the dozen. But that's not a problem: Apple is still loved by its staff, even if a lot of them are ditching out for Tesla, Snap, and its other rivals"  Wired UK 8:03 AM
  • "AR's future is more than just games, it will change the way we make decisions"  The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Will Eventually Bring Back Billions of Dollars From Overseas: Market Recon"  TheStreet 8:23 AM
  • "Apple is lagging the market as iPhone 8 woes mount" [Video Report] Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Has Spent Record $2.2 Million Lobbying Trump Administration Over Past Three Months" MacRumors 11:13 AM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien named Apple's vice president of People: Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, Deirdre will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University." Apple 12:42 PM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien Named Apple's Vice President of People" Business Wire 7:03 PM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "macOS High Sierra beta: How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 2:46 PM
  • "What to do when a calendar isn't syncing to your Mac" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "About the security content of Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.1" Apple Support 8:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 7:01 PM
  • "1Password review: Capable password manager is missing some key features/Emphasizes security but at the expense of automation." PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Sticky Password review: Strong features behind a bare-bones interface" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Keeper review: A strong focus on security" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Dashlane review: This password manager makes you smarter about security" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "LastPass review: This virtual vault makes password protection effortless" PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "True Key by Intel Security review: This password manager wants to eliminate passwords/True Key uses faces, fingerprints, and trusted devices to ensure your login credentials aren't compromised." PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "How to Draw on Photos on a Mac" OS X Daily 4:51 PM
  • "How to Import Videos From an iPhone to a Mac" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "How to customize website options for Safari on Mac in macOS High Sierra" iMore 10:00 AM
  • "Mac unlock with Apple Watch not working? Try these simple steps" iDownload Blog 2:28 PM
  • "How to delete specific pages from Safari history in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To LaunchPad" MacMost 7:46 AM
  • "More Backup And Sync For Your Mac" Mac 360 8:16 AM
  • "Another Way To Drag And Drop On A Mac" Mac 360 7:58 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The future of the Finder: The desktop metaphor is practical and useful, but maybe it's time to move on to a new way to use our computers." Macworld 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "proDAD Brings Legendary Mercalli SAL Video Stabilizer Application to the Mac" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins" Architosh 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is the most profitable company in the Fortune 500" Apple 3.0 8:23 AM
  • "Intel sides with Apple, accuses Qualcomm of anticompetitive conduct" ZDNet 4:53 PM
  • "Apple Backed by Tech Giants in Ongoing Spat with Qualcomm" Zacks 10:01 AM
  • "Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm" DigiTimes 8:00 AM
  • "Intel opens fire in solo FTC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Gets Another Ally in its Qualcomm Patent Royalty Fight" The Mac Observer 8:24 AM
  • "Apple helping Indian Railways to increase train speeds over 600 km per hour" PTI 8:27 AM
  • "Does Apple Plan to Transform Rail Transport?" Apple Must 8:26 AM
  • "iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Wisconsin Resident Sues Apple For Over $75,000, Claims Defective iPhone Caused House Fire" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' Positions" MacRumors 7:01 PM
  • "Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Rachel Krevans, Pioneering Litigator and Lawyer to Apple, Dies at 60" The Recorder 2:28 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple unseats Nokia as top smartphone vendor" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go' law" Engadget 4:57 PM
  • "Verizon admits to throttling Netflix, says 'network testing' is to blame" BGR 2:29 PM
  • "Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents" ["Offering a two-speed Internet, where some services get faster speeds than others, is precisely what net neutrality is designed to prevent."] 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Sprint mocks Verizon with Twice the Price pop-up shop stunt" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Amazon's discount policy is being investigated by the FTC: The commission is responding to a letter from Consumer Watchdog." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars: Carmakers aren't ready for the upgrade backlash they're about to face" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Google's been running a secret test to detect bogus ads — and its findings should make the industry nervous" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye" Wired 7:55 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 196, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie" Daring Fireball 4:40 PM
  • "When to Really Force Quit iPhone Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-21" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "Is the future VR ... or AR? Google VR boss Clay Bavor explains why the two technologies aren't so different on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 8:23 AM
  • "Why Apple's making an iPhone Pro, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year's 'iPhone 9'" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple reportedly chose LG to be the only supplier of L-shaped batteries for next year's iPhone" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "The iPhone 9's L-shaped batteries could be coming from another major rival" Mashable 10:41 AM
  • "Original Apple Watch Models Needing Repairs Can Now be Replaced With Series 1 Models" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw" TidBITS 2:29 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is $275 at Best Buy: Deal or no deal?" CNET 2:28 PM
  • "T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by up to $400 for new upgrades" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design" MacRumors 4:50 PM
  • "Smart Home Diary: What will & won't make the cut in my new home?" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "The Rayz Plus stand out in a crowded field of earphones for iOS devices" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Watch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11" AppleInsider 8:23 PM
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Battery Life Problems And Test Vs iOS 10.3.2 Comparison On Video" Redmond Pie 7:02 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Customize iOS 11 Control Center" iPhone Hacks 9:04 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to use the new Live Photos features" 9to5Mac 4:51 PM
  • "Turn your Mac or PC into a cheap and easy Apple TV: The Reflector 2 app turns your computer into an AirPlay receiver." CNET 4:50 PM
  • "How to remove EXIF data from your photos on Mac" iMore 8:27 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 11 automatically ignores flaky Wi-Fi connections" Cult of Mac 4:50 PM
  • "How to Use the Same Calendar Across All Your Apple Devices" Apple Must 9:57 AM
  • "16 essential iOS typing tips for iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 9:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPhones are very expensive but 'a safe bet,' says Woz/Commentary: Speaking in China, the Apple co-founder claims that you get what you pay for with Apple. Is this still true?" CNET 7:02 PM
  • "The case for (and against) the MacBook Air" Six Colors 4:51 PM
  • "Why WebCrypto Encryption Matters: Apple's Argument for Ditching Older Methods" The Mac Observer 4:39 PM
  • "HomePod Could Be the Next Big Driver of Apple Stock" InvestorPlace 12:42 PM
  • "How ARKit will deliver the future of maps" Cult of Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Wearables Still Have an Important Role to Play" Tech.pinions 8:55 AM
  • "It's Time To Break Up Apple Again" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "I just went to D23 for the first time and my iPhone was my lifeline" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Dark Wi-Fi' Targets Mac, iPhone, iPad" NoodleMac 8:21 AM
  • "Why we love to talk dirty to Apple's Siri" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Waiting on Apple's podcast recording app—or for better GarageBand features: It wouldn't take much for Apple to offer a stem-to-stern podcast solution, covering everything from recording to editing to publishing. So, why haven't they done it?" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "How Apple Could Crash And Burn" Mac360 7:58 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Are Autonomous Vehicle Tests a Public Hazard? Unlike other technologies, testing of self-driving cars on public roads could cause safety concerns and have an immediate negative impact on society." PC Magazine 9:27 PM
  • "Qualcomm Begins To Look Like IBM" Forbes 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's most baffling release yet, Surface Laptop is just a laptop" Ars Technica 8:28 AM
  • "I hacked my body for a future that never came" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "How I finally broke my Facebook addiction" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Asimov's Laws won't actually stop robots from harming us, so here's a better solution" The Next Web 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Layton's Mystery Journey'" Touch Arcade 8:27 PM
  • "'ROME: Total War – Alexander' Arriving on iPad Next Thursday, July 27th" Touch Arcade 12:43 PM
  • "GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode" AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Moves Away from White Label Event App, Creating Winner Take All Opportunity; DoubleDutch Prepared to Win" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "Puzzler 'Yankai's Triangle' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 8:23 AM
  • "Google Play Music is now available on CarPlay" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft stock is at an all-time, 31-year high" Recode 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud business continues to offset weaker operations" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Reaps Rewards of Its Cloud-Computing Business" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft is waging a quiet war against elite Russian hackers" Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Why isn't IBM's Watson supercomputer making money?" Wired UK 9:22 AM
  • "Watson Won Jeopardy, But Is It Smart Enough To Spin Big Blue's Ai Into Green?" Wired 9:22 AM
  • "National College Of Ireland (NCI) And IBM Collaborate On Cybersecurity Skills Shortage" Business World (Ireland) 9:21 AM
  • "Review: HP Spectre x2 (2017)" Wired 9:19 AM
  • "Dell's first 'Dell HDR' monitor is here! But can't really do HDR.." PCGamesN 9:18 AM
  • "Dell EMC Launches Exclusive Distribution Product Line" Comms Business 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Clover Trail PCs will never get Windows 10 Creators Update" Hexus 9:14 AM
  • "Intel accuses Qualcomm of abusing its mobile chip monopoly" Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Intel is upset that Qualcomm is treating it like Intel treated AMD for years and years" The Register 7:01 PM
  • "Intel Clover Trail PCs – security updates until 2023 only" SlashGear 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick available for US$79" Hexus 9:13 AM
  • "AI at the edge: Intel's Irish acquisition Movidius reveals $79 AI stick" SiliconRepublic 9:12 AM
  • "Intel's 12-core Core i9 may cede megahertz war to AMD" Tech Central 9:08 AM
  • "REVIEWS/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-7800X: 30 Game Battle!" TechSpot 9:07 AM
  • "7 AMD Ryzen tips and tricks to maximize your PC's performance" PCWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle Patches 308 Vulnerabilities in July Critical Patch Update" eWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle's monster update emphasizes flaws in critical business applications" ITworld 9:06 AM
  • "You're Never Too Small: 5 Rules For Small Businesses Facing An Oracle Audit" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "Enterprises can put Oracle's entire public cloud in the DC - TechCentral.ie" Tech Central 9:05 AM
  • "Annese CEO: Acquisition By ConvergeOne Brings Cisco Call Center Capability, More Support For Bigger Customers" CRN 9:04 AM
  • "Destruction of service attacks an existential threat to business, says Cisco" ComputerWeekly 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco: Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses" FiestPost 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco Warns of Coming 'Destruction of Service' Attacks" InfoSecurity 9:02 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple iPhone Delay The Reason For Weakness In Skyworks Shares?" Benzinga 12:42 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq post weekly gains as stock market finishes session lower: GE's tepid outlook casts pall on earnings season" MarketWatch 4:55 PM
  • "Wall Street Retreats From Records as GE Presents Downbeat Outlook" TheStreet 4:55 PM
  • "Wall Street dips as GE, energy shares weigh" Reuters 4:55 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Investors Parse Latest Batch of Earnings Reports: Major U.S. indexes still end the week near record highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:54 PM
  • "Asian markets cool off following recent surge: Equities across the Asia-Pacific region were lower on Friday, but Australian stocks pared some of their early losses following a sharp fall in the Australian dollar." MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "European stocks struggle to break grip of stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, weighed by strength in the euro, as the flow of corporate earnings results failed to provide a lift." MarketWatch 7:50 AM

 
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