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Tuesday Highlights: Apple, Ireland reach agreement on back taxes, appeal with EU to be heard in Fall—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Deutsche Bank sends "brutal" analysis of Apple's HomePod, believes mistakes "will cost it a huge new market"; ex VP of Samsung now with Apple as company hopes to gain traction in Samsung's home market; early adopters of iPhone X seem to love all aspects of the phone save Siri; a couple new advertisements from Apple highlight iPad support for Apple Pencil; now you can allow Amazon to deliver packages right to your car; DigiTimes reporting Apple seeks OLED price cuts for iPhones, and Rosenblatt Securities analysis predict a $200 price drop in 2018 Fall LCD iPhones; iMore takes an Apple Watch and Suunto GPS watch for a backcountry run; Aaron Ho compares 8 Qi chargers for new iPhones.

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  • "Retail's Most Profitable Square Footage" ["With sales per square foot viewed as a major component of retail success, according to industry data provided by eMarkter, the #1 retailer in sales per square foot is Apple Inc., which did a staggering $5,546 per square foot. Having launched the first iPhone 10 years ago, it's speculated that this next milestone iteration of the iconic product could produce Apple's strongest sales to date."] PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever: Samsung could soon unseat its biggest rival as the tech world's biggest money making machine."  CNNMoney 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's quarterly profits (probably) beat AAPL for the first time, but not in mobile" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Trump Comments on U.S. Factories Make It Awkward for Apple: In May interview, Apple's Cook indicated the company was unlikely to shift product assembly to the U.S." [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach: Apple's Tim Cook and Steve Jobs's widow among those consulted"  Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Tim Cook and Other Leaders Contacted by Trump Administration for STEM Education Advice" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 36 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacTrast 7:05 AM
  • "Hands-on with MacBook Pro Touch Bar support in Google Chrome 60 [Video] 9to5Google 6:49 PM
  • "Manage Your Previous Recipients in Apple's Mail" Intego 4:14 PM
  • "Apple's Photos App Has a Hidden Feature for Tweaking Adjustments Even More" Kirkville 7:14 AM
  • "Bypassing Internet Problems With Using Google DNS" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "Why everybody should be happy that Flash is finally dying" Yahoo! Finance 4:20 PM
  • "Adobe to Kill Flash... In 2020" TidBITS 4:14 PM
  • "Flash Flames Out - but It Will Smolder for a While" TechNewsWorld 4:14 PM
  • "Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?" Gizmodo 10:18 AM
  • "10 Best Old Mac games: Revisiting the classics" Mac Gamer HQ 7:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacPaw acquires The Unarchiver Mac app, will keep it updated & free" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Adobe brilliantly reimagines the color picker as an artist's watercolor palette" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Pubcoder 3 Released in Beta for Mac" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "ProtectStar Debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017 - Military Grade Data Deletion for macOS" MacTrast 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Removes iPod nano and iPod shuffle From Sale" 512 Pixels 10:47 AM
  • "Apple removes iPod nano and shuffle from its website" iDownload Blog 10:49 AM
  • "The iPod touch is the last iPod standing" Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Apparently Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple is officially killing the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle" Business Insider 12:14 PM
  • "The evolution of the iPod" [Slideshow] TechCrunch 6:49 PM
  • "Apple's next iOS will make AR a legitimately cool thing"  Quartz 7:19 AM
  • "Latest ARKit demo app performs 16 weeks of hand-drawn animations in real-time [Video] 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Here's How Much More You'd Have to Pay for Apple's iPhone if It Were Made in America" TheStreet 12:17 PM
  • "Apple promises it won't store or sell your HomePod data" Cult of Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Nokia profits surge after Apple deal and network gains" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C." MacRumors 4:21 PM
  • "Apple granted permission to renovate DC's Carnegie Library with 63,000 square foot store" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Florida Company Sues Apple, Says Apple TV's 'What Did He Say?' Feature Copies Its Movie Software" MacRumors 8:27 PM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display seeks $900m in bank aid" Nikkei 8:01 AM
  • "LCD Maker Japan Display Seeks Nearly $900 Million in Bank Loans Ahead of First iPhone With OLED Display" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers 'should be wary'" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn: A look at the manufacturing giant building $10 billion plant in the US" Associated Press 8:03 AM
  • "Donald Trump's Foxconn Coup" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn Confirms TV Display Factory Coming to Wisconsin" The Mac Observer 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm fires back in Apple dispute over 'false allegations'" Mobile Europe 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Shares New Earth Day Ad in Late July" MacRumors 4:15 PM
  • "Apple highlights its sustainably managed forest project in new video" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Cellphone kill switches kill cellphone snatchers: Mobes no longer worth stealing, San Francisco DA declares" The Register 7:44 PM
  • "Wind Farms Are Not Ready for Ransomware: At the Black Hat conference, researcher Jason Staggs demonstrated that just about every wind farm in America is woefully unprepared for a cyberattack." PC Magazine 5:44 PM
  • "New Exploits From CIA Vault 7 Published by WikiLeaks" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "A flaw in wireless networks lets hackers pretend to be you: There's calls and text messages coming from your phone number that you never made. Meet the 'ghost telephonist.'" CNET 12:27 PM
  • "Can Nostalgia Keep You in VR for 40 Minutes?" Wired 12:17 PM
  • "TSA Expands Laptop Separate Screening to Electronics Bigger than Cell Phones" The Mac Observer 10:46 AM
  • "China's Huawei Readying an Answer to Apple's Upcoming iPhone" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Google is killing a 7-year-old feature that gave instant search results while you typed" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Google to combine YouTube Red and Play Music into new subscription service" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "This is how Wisconsin lured Apple supplier Foxconn to the US" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Foxconn announces $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin" ["The Wisconsin plant and the upcoming ones are separate from the three big manufacturing plants that President Donald Trump said Tuesday Tim Cook had committed to build in the US."] iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "The one group that's really really sad about the death of Flash (hint: it's not Adobe)" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Secret Amazon team wants to fight Apple's health efforts" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Amazon has a secret health care team called 1492 focused on medical records, virtual doc visits" CNBC 7:15 AM
  • "Android targeted by cyber arms merchants disguising military-grade malware as innocuous apps, warns Google" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and nobody seems to care" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Over a million Americans quit Twitter in just three months: The company appears incapable of adding more users to its current base of 328 million." Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "147: You Said My Thing Was Dumb!" The Rebound 4:21 PM
  • "Making Apple Watch a Cell Phone, TSA's New Electronics Screening -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-27" The Mac Observer 4:12 PM
  • "Ray Robertson on the CMD-D Conference Scripting Bootcamp" MacVoices 7:51 AM
  • "#102 Long Distance: This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman."  Gimlet: Reply All 7:12 AM
  • "Meet the podcasters who call iCloud scammers just to talk: 'Once I said they were a scammer, they were like 'Yeah, okay.'" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Huge leak may confirm one of the hottest new features hiding in Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 10:00 AM
  • "iPhone 8 leak all but confirms big new feature" Cult of Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly" AppleInsider 9:59 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 will reportedly debut later than expected and in limited quantities" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Won't Be Available in White, May Not Have Touch ID [Report] iClarified 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Granted License to Test 5G Wireless Broadband"  DSLReports 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Granted License to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology" MacRumors 4:19 PM
  • "The One Thing Nobody Told You About The iPad Pro 10.5: Where To Find Its True Tone Sensors" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!"  iClarified 7:44 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays" AppleInsider 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals the Exciting Possibility of Augmented Reality Smartglasses" Patently Apple 7:19 AM
  • "Apple patent involves augmented reality uses for an iPhone" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "Future Apple devices could theoretically sport vision-correcting displays" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Apple 12-inch MacBook review (2016)" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Which is the Best Mac for running X-Plane 11?" Bare Feats 4:12 PM
  • "Side-By-Side: Ultrawide Displays vs the LG 5K UltraFine" 7:15 AM
  • "First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth speaker sunglasses" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Invoxia NVX 200 review: Turn your iPhone into a desk phone" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Embellish your wrist with an Indonesian batik Apple Watch band [Review] Cult of Mac 12:51 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements... and quirks" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "How to save your iPhone from water damage" ZDNet 5:44 PM
  • "How to remove EXIF data from your photos on iPhone" iMore 4:16 PM
  • "How to Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 4:14 PM
  • "I made my own wearable computer with a Raspberry Pi, and it was almost too easy" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Podcasts" Wired 8:50 AM
  • "How to unlock iPhone or iPad without pressing the Home button" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to set up your Medical ID on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 4:16 PM
  • "Experts say it's 'highly unlikely' Apple will build 3 manufacturing plants in the U.S." 9to5Mac 6:49 PM
  • "The Day Steve Jobs Launched the iPod and Changed Apple Forever" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "Apple: That's one way to kill a product" Apple 3.0 4:14 PM
  • "Opinion: With smartglasses, can Apple succeed where Google failed?" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's Silence Is Trump's Win: Once again, the president is making dubious claims about his role in creating American jobs. Why is Tim Cook letting him do it?"  Slate 9:49 AM
  • "Is Apple solving the privacy and convenience puzzle?"  Computerworld 8:41 AM
  • "SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk" Architosh 7:43 AM
  • "Don't buy the 'disappointing iPhone 8 sales' hype, it's not true" Apple Must 7:39 AM
  • "The ultimate iPhone form: no openings, waterproof, unbreakable" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "It's not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "The Power of Amazon Prime Beyond Shipping" Tech.pinions 9:59 AM
  • "Opinion: I'm not happy about the lack of a headphone jack on the Pixel 2, but I'll gladly live with it" 9to5Google 7:58 AM
  • "Did Samsung just say it's afraid of the iPhone 8?" BGR 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "RPG Reload Play-Along: 'Chrono Trigger'" Touch Arcade 7:44 PM
  • "Are You Safe? Google 'Trusted Contacts' Arrives on iOS" PC Magazine 5:44 PM
  • "Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID" AppleInsider 4:21 PM
  • "Aston Martin & Mini join Apple's roster of CarPlay vehicles" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Best ad blockers for iPhone and iPad" iMore 4:16 PM
  • "Find your lost Apple Pencil with this helpful app" Cult of Mac 12:17 PM
  • "L-Card Pro App May Spell End For Paper Business Cards" MacPrices 10:46 AM
  • "Does Google Home work with HomeKit?" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Virtual Personal Assistants: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Smart Advisors & Intelligent Agent Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 - 2022 - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Brightpearl Introduces iOS Point of Sale Solution and Integration with PayPal Here" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Tell Your Story in One Tap with GoPro QuikStories: New GoPro App Pulls Footage from Your GoPro and Creates Awesome Videos, Automatically" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "This app turns your Mac or PC into a super-cheap Apple TV: Use the Reflector 2 app to view your phone's media on your Mac or PC." [Video] CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Notability Adds Checklists and GIFs" Macdrifter 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft adds Windows bounty program that tops out at $250,000" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft launches fresh Windows bug bounty program: There's gold in them there ills" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 Creators Update is ready for business deployment" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft previews Azure Container Instances – with per-second billing: Easier containers on MS's cloud - but Linux-only for now" The Register 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Build allows users to link their Android phone and PC: Microsoft Windows 10 link feature was first showcased at Build 2017 in May. The new link feature will allow Build 16251 users to share a link from their mobile device directly to a Windows 10 PC." digit 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft plants beginnings of Android integration with new Windows Insider build: But it's like, sooooo boring" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow with a focus on deeper integrations and advanced workflows" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Intel Finds Room to Boost Revenue: Despite growing competitive pressure in its core markets, the chip maker's revenue rises nearly 10%" [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Intel Jumps 4% on Q2 Beat Driven by PC Sales; Raises Year View" Barron's 4:21 PM
  • "Intel Bucks PC Industry's Decline With Upbeat Sales Forecasts" Bloomberg 4:20 PM
  • "Intel beats earnings expectations as it manages to maintain growth in its Data Center Group" TechCrunch 4:19 PM
  • "Intel lifts forecasts as driverless tech, AI add to PC gains" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "Intel earnings have message for AMD and Nvidia: 'Bring it on'" MarketWatch 8:27 PM
  • "Intel lifts profit outlook even as chip crown slips" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 PM
  • "Intel Earnings: What to Watch/Intel faced the first meaningful competition in years in personal-computer chips during the last quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "How Intel Is Becoming A Diversified AI Player" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "Intel is binning its Arduino 101 maker board and Curie module: Comes just weeks after firm scrapped its Joule, Galileo, and Edison lines" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel pulling the plug on Arduino and Curie" ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "Intel: Pre-Earnings Analysis And DCF Revision" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "How IBM's Strategic Imperatives Lost Its Sheen in Fiscal 2Q17" Market Realist 4:21 PM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board" PC Retail 7:14 AM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board as Uber rumours mount: Meg Whitman to remain as CEO of HPE" Computing 7:14 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200: True quad-core CPUs for just $130 and $110/Ryzen 3 competes with Intel i3—but don't forget it lacks an integrated GPU." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3: A quad-core overlockable processor at a bargain price" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 3 and Friends Arrive: And drags some old APUs with it..." SemiAccurate 9:54 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, 1950X Specs, Release Date: Revealed Packaging Hints AIO Liquid Cooler" The Science Times 7:15 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Price Rumored To Be Around the $850 Mark" SegmentNext 7:16 AM
  • "IBM: The Incredible Shrinking IT Vendor" Seeking Alpha 7:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Real Service to Investors: Apple Music and the App Store don't just boost revenue, they hook people into buying more products, one analyst argues." Barron's 7:44 PM
  • "Forecasting Apple's Q3 Using Apple Guidance" Seeking Alpha 6:49 PM
  • "Will Apple Inc. Stock Give Us a Chance to Jump In?" InvestorPlace 10:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends at record, but tech slump weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq: Apple shares drop nearly 2% to weigh heavily on benchmarks" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "Nasdaq Tumbles as Tech Takes a Turn Lower" TheStreet 5:41 PM
  • "Tech, transports drag on Wall Street; Dow hits record" Reuters 5:41 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Weigh on Markets: Declines began around midday and weighed on the Nasdaq Composite" [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Asia stocks broadly positive; Nikkei lifted by Nintendo" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks search for direction in busy session for earnings" MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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