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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at fcp.co, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Will Apple TV kill the cable box? Not so fast: Cable companies might not share Apple's enthusiasm for making cable boxes obsolete."  TechHive 7:32 AM
  • "Apple joins the war on Facebook over privacy: The eyes of the tech world were on Apple this week - until Facebook's latest privacy crisis subsumed everything."  Sydney Morning Herald 9:23 AM
  • "Legal battle may be to blame for Apple breaking its FaceTime promise" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
OS X
News
  • "The future of the Mac comes from iOS apps" The Verge 2:27 PM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 58 Introduces Icons in Tabs, Strong Password Generation" The Mac Observer 8:08 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to fix Bluetooth connectivity problems in macOS" iMore 9:06 AM
  • "What to do when you can't use Photos to post pictures to Facebook" Macworld 8:12 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands-on with the dramatic new Dark Mode look in macOS Mojave" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "How Dark Mode works in macOS Mojave: Dark Mode is coming to Mojave and things are gonna get moody around here." iMore 4:18 PM
  • "Ulysses 13 review for Mac and iOS" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "How to get macOS Mojave's shifting Dynamic Desktop on any Mac" Cult of Mac 1:27 PM
  • "Using Smart Annotations" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "macOS: A Shortcut to Pick Your Safari Search Engine" The Mac Observer 3:13 PM
Op/Ed
  • "5 things I'm most excited for in macOS Mojave" iMore 9:23 AM
  • "Why Mac users don't really matter to Apple: Sorry Mac users, but you're not a high priority for Apple these days. The iPhone changed all that."  ZDNet 8:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Data Creator 1.6.1 for macOS, creates data table and fill them with proper sample random content for export to test database, web pages and Apps." Tension Software 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Dr. Dre, Beats Owe $107M In Headphone Royalties, Jury Told" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:40 AM
  • "A Six Count Class Action has been filed against Apple for the 'Apple Watch Defect' which causes Displays to Pop, Crack or Shatter" Patently Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Class action claims all Apple Watches are defective" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Class Action Lawsuit: Apple Watches Have Defective Displays That Can Spontaneously Detach" MacRumors 12:28 PM
  • "Apple to Develop Novel 'Shantaram' as Series With 'American Hustle' Writer" Variety 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Plans TV Adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' Novel 'Shantaram'" MacRumors 2:27 PM
  • "What happened when a chemical engineering professor ditched the chalkboard for an iPad" Northeastern University 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch will monitor for symptoms of Parkinson's disease" Telegraph 8:08 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: 2017 Tablet Apps Processor Market Share: HiSilicon, Intel and Qualcomm Register Year-on-Year Growth" ["This Strategy Analytics research report estimates that Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung LSI captured the top-five revenue share spots in the global tablet applications processor (AP) market in CY 2017. Apple gained market share and finished the year 2017 with 36 percent revenue share followed by Intel with 18 percent and Qualcomm with 17 percent."] Business Wire 7:46 AM
  • "Gallery: New Apple store in Walnut Creek, CA takes shape with curved glass walls, public plaza" 9to5Mac 2:50 PM
  • "Apple approves blatant Zelda: Breath of the Wild clone for iOS" Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Factory-reset iPhone impedes Philadelphia 76ers Twitter scandal investigation" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Walmart sues to bar former tax executive from joining Amazon" Reuters 9:22 PM
  • "Ticketfly Confirms Hack Exposed Personal Information of 27 Million Accounts" Gizmodo 7:46 PM
  • "Netflix has a secret page to request shows and movies you probably didn't know about" BGR 5:58 PM
  • "Oops! Facebook shared 14 million users' posts with the whole world rather than just their friends" BGR 3:15 PM
  • "Net neutrality will be repealed Monday unless Congress takes action: Senate voted to save net neutrality, but the House hasn't scheduled a vote." Ars Technica 2:50 PM
  • "Friends can steal the Instagram Stories posts they're tagged in" Engadget 1:04 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department probes T-Mobile-Sprint merger effect on smaller wireless companies - sources" Reuters 2:50 PM
  • "New T-Mobile upgrade may boost your coverage—if you have the right phone" Ars Technica 12:30 PM
  • "The rise and fall of BlackBerry" CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "AT&T Raising Price of Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans to $45 Per Month" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "Meet Norman, the world's first 'psychopathic' AI" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "No keyboard, no problem: Welcome to the dual-screen laptop era/Multiple displays, virtual keyboards that anticipate your every move: the next big thing in laptops is coming this year." CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Fire TV Cube is What Happens When Amazon Combines Fire TV and Echo" Thurrott 9:26 AM
  • "The $120 Fire TV Cube might be the smartest Echo device Amazon has ever made — here's what it can do" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV Cube is an Echo, streaming box, and universal remote in one" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube: Details, Price, Release Date" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Here's a timeline of the US and ZTE's sanctions battle, and new deal" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Google releases guidelines for how it will use AI, vows to tread carefully with military and surveillance customers" GeekWire 3:15 PM
  • "Purported Google Pixel 3 XL prototype reveals deep notch and tweaked design" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Google suspends election ads in Washington state" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "A Google engineer got up in front of the board and condemned the firm's 'chilling' diversity failures" Business Insider 7:42 AM
  • "Google is staring down the barrel of another massive fine that could rip the company apart" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "EU decision in Google's Android antitrust case expected in July: The years-long action may cost the search giant billions." CNET 7:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "190: I Don't Have Thirty Friends!" The Rebound 2:49 PM
  • "WWDC 2018 ARKit 2, the End of 32-bit Mac Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-07" The Mac Observer 11:42 AM
  • "Fadell Discusses Tech Addiction: At the Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple rolled out new features to curb the length of time its customers use its devices. The man who helped start the smartphone revolution at Apple has been speaking out about \nthe dangers of tech addiction for quite some time. Tony Fadell, former Apple and Google executive who now is a principal at Future Shape, weighs in." [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:53 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "How Apple is making animations smoother in iOS 12"  AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "WTF is Apple's USDZ? Pixar and Apple are making augmented reality a lot more useful in iOS 12"  Stuff Magazine 9:24 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Connect service has a new name and iOS app" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "iOS 12"s 'Live Listen' Feature Will Allow AirPods to Do so Much More" iDrop News 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Maps Now Embeddable on the Web With MapKit JS Beta" The Mac Observer 9:08 AM
  • "Apple's Airport Express reappears in Home app in iOS 12 beta" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "iOS 12"s Coolest New Features in GIFs" iPhone Hacks 12:24 PM
  • "iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Released - Here are all the Details" WCCFTech 9:23 AM
  • "One of Apple's next moves in health care could be this blood pressure instrument" AppleInsider 10:11 AM
  • "Apple patents hint at smarter iPhone camera, blood pressure-sensing Watch band" Digital Trends 4:17 PM
  • "Apple patent filing is for a motion tracking user interface for the Mac" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands on with Amazon's Fire TV Cube: Hands-free Alexa for your TV" Mashable 8:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "CarPlay in iOS 12: Audio app improvements, new framework, third-party navigation apps" 9to5Mac 9:26 PM
  • "Hands-on: 50 new watchOS 5 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 6:10 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 12: How to use Screen Time on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 6:49 PM
  • "How to use Workflow to make Siri Shortcuts in the iOS 12 developer beta" iMore 4:17 PM
  • "How to add sound to your iPhone or iPad screen recordings" Cult of Mac 3:15 PM
Tips
  • "Share Passwords With AirDrop From iOS 12"s New Password Management System" MacRumors 1:04 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Two students detail an 'amazing' experience at Apple's WWDC18"  AppleInsider 9:27 PM
  • "Why There Was No New Hardware Announced at Apple's WWDC 2018" The Mac Observer 5:42 PM
  • "Yes You Can Install iOS 12 Beta Right Now, But Don't" OS X Daily 1:27 PM
  • "Apple's free app trials a band-aid, will be tough on developers"  AppleInsider 10:30 AM
  • "Apple is going to absolutely crush Samsung this year" BGR 9:20 AM
  • "WWDC 2018: Thousands crowd Apple's machine learning session" Apple 3.0 8:32 AM
  • "Why is It important to learn about OS and computer systems?" Canadian Reviewer 8:07 AM
  • "Apple iOS 12 versus Google Android P: Guess who's winning now/What, you think I'm going to tell you here?"  CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Fortt Knox: Apple WWDC Analysis: The news that mattered" CNBC Videos 7:53 AM
  • "Apple just found its new Lex Luther Business: Hi, everybody. It's Shira. Gather 'round while I put Apple Inc. on the psychiatrist sofa. This company appears to constantly need a villain -- some company to look down on from Apple's moral high ground. What would Freud say about that?"  Bloomberg 7:49 AM
  • "Woe no: Apple failed to cure tech addiction" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?" Computerworld 7:32 AM
  • "WWDC: iOS 12 — An enterprise perspective/There's so much more to Apple's new mobile OS than Memojis. Many features will benefit enterprise users." Computerworld 7:32 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Here's the Skinny on the LG G7 ThinQ Teardown" iFixit 2:27 PM
  • "Android and antitrust: The EU's Google case explained/Google faces a fine of up to $11 billion for the way it ties Google Search and Chrome to the Android mobile operating system" Computerworld 11:25 AM
  • "Android P Preview 3 hands-on—Here's all 157 new emoji, some UI tweaks" Ars Technica 12:38 PM
  • "Hands-On with Android P Beta 2" Thurrott 9:06 AM
  • "For Microsoft, Eric Lundgren prison sentence becomes PR nightmare" Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Valve makes controversial decision to 'allow everything' in Steam Store"  Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Five Reasons Not To Buy A Pixelbook" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Android gaming phones have a lot of growing up to do" The Verge 7:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple agrees to Writers Guild of America contract w/ better writer terms than others" 9to5Mac 9:23 PM
  • "Apple inks Writers Guild of America contract, agrees to better writer benefits" AppleInsider 9:27 PM
  • "Apple World Wide Developers Conference Spotlights the Importance of Coding" PRNewswire 4:20 PM
  • "Minesweeper Genius is a Fun New Take on the Classic Computer Game" AppAdvice 2:49 PM
  • "Praiseworthy Games Roundup – 'Rotten Escape', 'Rummyclub', 'Hexologic', and 'Evilbrium: Soul Hunters' – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 2:49 PM
  • "SimpliSafe Now Plays Nice With Apple Watch" PC Magazine 2:49 PM
  • "Cheer on your World Cup team with these stupid expensive custom iPhones" Cult of Mac 12:38 PM
  • "Alexa now runs on the Apple Watch, thanks to Voice in a Can app" The Verge 9:44 AM
  • "Another Fortnite update arrives with more weapon changes" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Sonos and Ikea tease new Symfonisk smart speakers" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "MSI's 25-inch gaming display is absurdly fast" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Forget AirPower, meet Ortek's Wireless Charging Receiver for AirPods: The AirPods add-on lets you charge your AirPods case on any Qi charging pad." CNET 7:54 AM
  • "Football Forever released for iPhone, iPad, Android and Facebook" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "HITCASE iPhone Cases Made for Rugged or Wet Summer Adventures" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "iKlip A/V is an excellent broadcast mount for smartphones" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Many Microsoft employees are unsatisfied with their pay according to internal survey" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "A drop in the ocean: Microsoft's undersea data centre" Neowin 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Assures GitHub Will Remain Open Platform After Purchase" eWeek 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's plan for GitHub: 'Make GitHub better at being GitHub'/Reddit AMA with Nat Friedman doesn't really reveal a whole lot." Ars Technica 6:15 PM
  • "New Windows 10 preview: You get better localization, privacy, Mixed Reality" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Latest Windows preview suggests you'll be able to turn S Mode on and off" Ars Technica 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Gears Up for Collaborative, AI-Infused Visual Studio 2019" eWeek 3:38 PM
  • "Intel's showing off its own version of a dual-screen notebook PC" Neowin 8:07 AM
  • "Intel's Dual-Screen Tiger Rapids PC Concept Sets Groundwork For Adaptable Computing" HotHardware 4:20 PM
  • "Intel shows off brace of dual-screen PC prototypes at Computex: But it won't build the devices itself" The Inquirer 8:19 AM
  • "Intel's Tiger Rapids is the two-screen notebook I've always wanted: It's a concept for Intel, but the company hinted that one of its manufacturing partners is set to release something very similar by the end of the year." CNET 8:55 AM
  • "Intel: Our new display tech will give laptops smartphone-like 28-hour battery life" ZDNet 10:53 AM
  • "Intel explains what 1-watt displays will mean for your new notebook PC: Josh Newman of Intel explains Low Power Display Technology, and how much more battery life 1-watt panels will give new PCs." IDG.tv 8:55 AM
  • "Intel pretends to compete with AMD at the consumer level: AMD unveils a 32-core 64-thread consumer CPU at Computex 2018. Intel fakes it." iMore 8:07 AM
  • "Here's What You Should Know About Intel's 28-Core 5GHz Computex Demo" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "Intel wants to get you excited for PCs with 'Creator' machines: They might even tempt over a disgruntled Mac owner or two." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "AMD Demos 7nm Vega for Machine Intelligence at Computex" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "Dell fuels Esports engagement in the Middle East" tahawultech.com 8:53 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: Plus-sized reversible greatness" Expert Reviews 8:53 AM
  • "Alienware cut cords with their first wireless headset, plus a new mouse" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 8:15 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)FORM 10-Q | Quarterly Report" Seeking Alpha 5:26 PM
  • "Cisco fixes critical bug that exposed networks to hackers" ZDNet 8:35 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower to break four-day winning streak" MarketWatch 5:28 PM
  • "Trump's Trade Policies Already Costly as G7 Meeting Starts in Canada: Investors would be more than $1 trillion richer now if the President had been able to restrain some of his vituperative rhetoric about trade this year." TheStreet 5:28 PM
  • "Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett want CEOs to stop issuing profit guidance to analysts" USA Today 8:40 AM
  • "Dow boosted by energy stocks, McDonald's" FOXBusiness 5:29 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:29 PM
  • "Energy Sector Leads Dow Industrials Higher: Rising shares of oil-and-gas companies help offset selling across the tech sector" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "Asian markets surge forward after Dow's rally" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks rise, as banks get an ECB wind-down boost" MarketWatch 8:42 AM

 
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