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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "Apple's Next $10 Billion Frontier Is Content Creation: Apple's services business is key to its future success, according to RBC Capital Markets."  TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones For 2019: Apple Inc. is about to pump up the volume on its audio-device strategy, planning higher-end AirPods, a new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones for as early as next year, according to people familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Gurman: Higher-End AirPods to Launch in 2019, New HomePod and Over-Ear Headphones Also Likely Next Year" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Apple reportedly slates high-end AirPods, headphones, and new HomePod for 2019" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "5 changes Apple needs to make in the next iPhone"  Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "EU Crackdown Hasn't Made U.S. Tech Change Its Behavior: Apple and Google have found easy ways to circumvent the antitrust commissioner's demands."  Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Metal Gear Rising DRM disables the game's Mac edition" VG24/7 9:25 AM
  • "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for Mac killed by bad DRM" Cult of Mac 9:25 AM
  • "How to reset a Mac to factory settings: If you're having some issues with your Mac, planning to sell it, or passing it on to a relative, you're going to want to know how to wipe your Mac and reset it to factory settings. We show you how:" Macworld UK 10:03 AM
  • "DaVinci Resolve: OpenCL versus Metal" Bare Feats 11:34 AM
  • "How to find and remove files from the 'Other' storage category on your Mac" iMore 8:55 AM
  • "Clearing Your Mac Safari Browser Cache" MacMost 9:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator for Mac update brings the HEIF export option for half-size images" iDownload Blog 11:02 AM
  • "15 Best Mac Project Management Software for 2018" Envato Tuts+ 8:56 AM
  • "Kyno Updated to 1.5 and Premium Version Now Available" 8:55 AM
  • "Product Manager 2.3 to manage company products on Macintosh from different standpoints" Tension Software 7:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The $5 Million Surveillance Car That Hacks iPhones From 500 Meters"  Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Scoop: Silicon Valley execs will meet to discuss privacy" ["Members include Facebook, Google, Apple, Salesforce, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Dropbox, and others. ITI expects the meeting to be attended by companies across the industry's sectors, including hardware, software and device makers — but declined to say which companies would be there."]  Axios 9:28 AM
  • "Apple News launches 2018 Midterm Elections section: An Easy Way to Follow the Elections, With Reporting From Trusted Sources Curated by Apple News Editors"  Apple 7:43 AM
  • "Apple News Launches 2018 Midterm Elections Section" Business Wire 7:43 AM
  • "Apple just launched a 'fact-based' election feature in Apple News with coverage from Fox News and the Washington Post" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "Get your trusted midterm elections news from us, says Apple" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Apple News adds dedicated 2018 US midterm elections section" CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's spectacular Milan store set to be unveiled on July 18, open on July 21 – report" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "World Cup 2018: Apple's AirPods play a beautiful game/Soccer fans watching World Cup 2018 won't have missed the number of footballers filmed wearing AirPods as they arrive at the stadium." Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Have A Yahoo Email? An Android Phone? Your Mortgage Options May Be Limited" ["A recent study from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management has found that 'digital footprints'—a person's online habits, profiles and activities—can be a good measurement of creditworthiness. ... According to the study, Android users are significantly less likely to repay than those on Apple devices, with Android users defaulting almost two times more than iOS ones."] Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "iPads can be a major pain the neck, researchers claim" Cult of Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates Pride in San Francisco Parade" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook, Other Apple Executives Join Apple Employees in 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade" MacTrast 8:52 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Bill Gates urges Apple to license Mac OS" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile FamilyMode lets parents control kids' screen time on any device" Digital Trends 11:31 AM
  • "Cooler Master Readies New Thermal Compound with 11 W/mK Conductivity" AnandTech 9:46 AM
  • "Why thousands of Swedes are injecting themselves with microchips" The Conversation 8:56 AM
  • "Google is adding DRM to Play Store apps for offline verification" Digital Trends 11:31 AM
  • "Google Earth's new tool lets you measure the distance and area of anything on the map" The Verge 10:01 AM
  • "Google will soon let teachers lock student Chromebook screens during quizzes" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "Leaked Snapdragon 1000 details suggest it could go head-to-head with Intel" Digital Trends 8:19 AM
  • "Supreme Court poised to revamp tech laws" Axios 8:08 AM
  • "Trump plans to block Chinese firms from investing in U.S. tech as trade war escalates" Axios 8:08 AM
  • "Vivo Nex teardown reveals what makes the pop-up selfie camera tick" Android Authority 8:03 AM
  • "Domestic abusers are exploiting smart home devices: The connected household has unintended consequences." Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "The AI Threat, Video Game Addiction -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-25" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "Just In Case...Sensitivity – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 715" The Mac Observer 9:05 AM
  • "Jeff Porten Takes Control of Your Productivity" MacVoices 8:42 AM
  • "It's safe to buy a new MacBook laptop now that Apple has finally addressed the 'butterfly' keyboard problems" Business Insider 11:31 AM
  • "iOS 11 Brute Force Passcode Bypass Flaw 'Was In Error, And A Result Of Incorrect Testing' Says Apple" Redmond Pie 9:46 AM
  • "No, You Can't Bypass iPhone Passcode Attempt Limits with an External Keyboard" The Mac Observer 11:01 AM
  • "ARM-based Windows PCs and Macs are coming, and they'll be incredibly powerful" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "Samsung pushing hard for 'A13" chip orders from Apple" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung wants to win back Apple's A-series chip orders" Cult of Mac 11:02 AM
  • "Apple Said To Plan To Amplify Audio Devices" Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "Xiaolian iOS 11.2.6 Jailbreak Is Out But You Should Wait For Electra Update, Here's Why" Redmond Pie 11:02 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 1:05 PM
  • "Additional Details About Apple's New MacBook and MacBook Pro Keyboard Service Program" MacRumors 10:13 AM
  • "How to start a keyboard repair for your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and what to expect" AppleInsider 9:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "Audeara A-01 headphones review: For hearing music the way you were meant to hear it/These may be the best headphones for countering mild hearing loss, especially if you don't know you have it." Macworld 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Golf Club: Wasteland' Review – Elon Musk HATES This!" Touch Arcade 10:13 AM
  • "watchOS 5: How to toggle Raise to Speak for Siri" 9to5Mac 11:02 AM
  • "How to adjust the order of the Control Center toggles on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 9:19 AM
  • "How to Play Google Podcasts Everywhere—Including iOS" Gizmodo 9:17 AM
  • "How and when to use Apple Watch Theater Mode" iDownload Blog 8:51 AM
  • "How to synchronize podcasts between Google Podcasts and Google Home" Android Central 8:03 AM
  • "Taking a Vacation From Email: If you're determined to enjoy time off without electronic interruption, set up an automatic reply message so your friends know you're away." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "Can Apple's new unbiased, 'fact-based' news section really remain unbiased?" BGR 11:04 AM
  • "iPhones and USB-C" The Loop 10:12 AM
  • "The feature everyone wanted on the iPhone X is coming to Samsung's Galaxy S10" BGR 9:39 AM
  • "Tweeted: An Apple Watch developer's cry of pain" Apple 3.0 8:55 AM
  • "Report: Apple planning more AirPods, HomePods" Six Colors 9:54 AM
  • "Comment: The latest report increases my optimism about Apple headphones" 9to5Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Don't panic: There's no easy hack to bypass your iPhone's password" BGR 8:36 AM
  • "Nope, USB Music Cards won't replace music downloads and CDs" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Why I Switched To The Samsung Galaxy S9+ As My Primary Phone" ["I still love my Apple iPhone X and still carry it, but there were some very compelling reasons why I switched to the S9+ as my primary, and I'd┬álike to share those with you."]  Forbes 7:26 AM
  • "Intel and the Danger of Integration"  Stratechery 9:58 AM
  • "Android P features we love: Better, faster biometrics" Android Central 8:56 AM
  • "Vivo X21 review: This 'first' of a phone left us wanting more" CNET 7:56 AM
  • "How To Build The Best Gaming PC For $1000" Forbes 7:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Chirp brings Twitter to Apple Watch" TechCrunch 1:05 PM
  • "NetBase Report Reveals the Most Loved Brands of 2018: Instagram is the Most Loved Brand; Nikon has the Biggest Gain and Ed Sheeran is the Most Loved Person on YouTube" [Applel #6] Business Wire 11:03 AM
  • "Super Candy Ball released for iOS - Unique Fingertip Match Game" prMac 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft is testing AdBlock Plus on the Edge mobile browser: Both Android and iOS beta versions have a built-in ad blocker." Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Fortnite's long-awaited Playground mode lands this week" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Apple Inc." [3-page PDF] IHS Markit 8:23 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 25: 18 Years of LACPUG, Gaming, and WordPress" The MUG Center 8:20 AM
  • "StarTech's Sit-Stand Dual-Monitor Arm is a dependable, if pricey, alternative to a traditional sit-stand desk" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "Worldnet Finalizes Apple Pay on the Web Certification: Worldnet's certification provides full service eCommerce payments for iOS devices" Business Wire 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM ends China's five-year reign atop supercomputer rankings" Tech Central 9:44 AM
  • "With IBM Summit supercomputer, US reclaims top spot from China in high-powered computing" CNET 9:44 AM
  • "IBM ends China's 5-year reign atop supercomputer rankings" ITworld 9:44 AM
  • "IBM's Summit becomes world's fastest supercomputer" Xinhuanet 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Seemingly Working On New Hololens" IGN 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's next HoloLens could be getting a more immersive field of view" TechRadar UK 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is dropping Windows 7 support on some PCs with Pentium III CPUs" OnMSFT 9:40 AM
  • "HP unveils Pavilion x360 laptop with digital pen, Optane memory: Know more" Business Standard 9:41 AM
  • "Dell walks the talk in sustainable industry" ITP Technology 9:40 AM
  • "The silver lining in the Intel CEO drama" Network World 9:39 AM
  • "Intel downgraded due to 'lack of leadership' after CEO resignation; shares fall" CNBC 9:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1000 chip looks to take on Intel's low-end Core i CPUs" The Inquirer 9:38 AM
  • "Intel Z390 chipset expected to be a Z370 rebrand" Hexus 9:38 AM
  • "The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel's PC market" Alphr 9:38 AM
  • "Intel and the Danger of Integration" Stratechery 9:38 AM
  • "At ISC 2018, Intel Transforms the Future of High-Performance Computing" Intel 9:37 AM
  • "Intel 8th-gen Core i7 vs. 7th-gen Core i7 CPUs: An upgrade that's finally worth it" PCWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Bank of America says AMD is a top pick because of its 'generational opportunity' to gain share against Intel" CNBC 9:34 AM
  • "Tencent Cloud AMD EPYC SA1 Server Supports Up To 128 Cores" SegmentNext 9:33 AM
  • "7 Core 14 Thread AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processors Spotted" SegmentNext 9:33 AM
  • "4 Reasons AMD's Ryzen Isn't Gaining Ground in Notebooks" The Motley Fool 9:33 AM
  • "AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Teaser Trailer" Guru3D 9:33 AM
  • "Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors" The Register 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle Patches New Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities" SecurityWeek 9:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market tumbles as Trump makes more trade threats: Technology shares hit amid reports of trade measures against China" MarketWatch 12:55 PM
  • "Dow Falls Sharply, Nasdaq Sinks as Wall Street Weighs Trump's New Trade Threats: Stocks sink on Monday as investors react to the latest threats on tariffs from Donald Trump." TheStreet 12:54 PM
  • "Stocks slide as US-China tariff spat heats up again" FOXBusiness 12:54 PM
  • "Tech Shares Fall as Trade War Fears Rattle Markets: Dow industrials drop more than 400 points; S&P 500, Nasdaq also are lower" [Paid Membership Required] 12:54 PM
  • "Asian markets driven lower as trade tensions flare up: Investors dismiss China's latest central bank cut to reserve requirements" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks finish down 2% for largest fall in more than 3 months: Analyst sees trade-related fears bringing about a 'dark mood'" MarketWatch 12:53 PM

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