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Wednesday Highlights: Jason Snell compares today's Apple with that of Steve Jobs' era and the differences Cook's Apple has made in tossing out, or amending "the classic Apple rulebook"; iCloud user data in China officially handed off to "state-owned mobile operator" reports TechCrunch—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; public beta 3 of Mojave available; EU fines Google $5 billion USD "for abusing the dominance of Android"; EU's Vestager claims "Google made it impossible for Amazon to license its own version of Android"—follow the story on our sister site, TechNN; future internet outages may be caused by rising sea levels?; T-Mobile claims title of fastest carrier according to Ookla testing; Sultan of Snark, Samsung, scared of Apple? S. Korea company advert attacks iPhone X download speeds and Geniuses; Macworld reviews 15" 2018 MacBook Pro, and YouTuber Dave Lee warns of Core i9 chip throttling in new MacBook Pros.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "How today's Apple has thrown out its old rulebook: A few ways that today's Apple has tossed out, or at least amended, the classic Apple rulebook."  Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Apple iCloud data in China is being stored by a state-run telco" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "Apple iCloud: Chinese data now managed by state-owned firm" BBC 9:24 AM
  • "Apple is helping the Malala Fund bring education to girls in Brazil" CNNMoney 8:20 AM
  • "New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy in iPhones" AppleInsider 8:31 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 61 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:21 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Download this brilliant Mac app as soon as you get macOS 10.14 Mojave" BGR 9:42 PM
  • "Hands On: Fantastical 2.5 adds scheduling updates and Meetup support to the Mac" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "Fantastical 2.5 for Mac Adds Time Change Proposals, Meetup.com Support, and More" MacStories 9:24 AM
  • "How to Get Telnet for MacOS in Mojave or High Sierra" OS X Daily 3:04 PM
  • "Creating Dynamic Pop-Up Menus In Numbers With AppleScript" MacMost 9:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Reminder—Total War: Warhammer II is coming to macOS later this year" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Qoppa's PDF Editor for High Sierra with Fast Sign, Cursor Text Editing" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery for macOS helps recovery lost photos, more" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "Password Repository 4.0.1, rock solid native password manager for macOS and iOS" Tension Software 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google's CEO says the EU's record $5 billion antitrust ruling could 'upset the balance' of Android and be a huge win for Apple"  Business Insider 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Expands Its Fleet Of Autonomous Cars in California"  macReports 1:03 PM
  • "Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California" AppleInsider 3:03 PM
  • "Samsung makes Apple's Geniuses look like halfwits: The Korean handset maker returns to mercilessly mock Apple, and specifically the iPhone X's download speeds, in a new ad. It just can't resist."  ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later"  9to5Mac 11:31 AM
  • "Apple purges 'Doorbell' category from HomeKit accessories page" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Apple discards doorbells from HomeKit accessories list" CNET 10:44 AM
  • "iPhone vs Android could be ruining your dating life" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Peak driving stupidity: Shocking photo shows motorist risking life and limb by attaching an iPad to the steering wheel" Daily Mail (UK) 9:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Zuckerberg: If someone gets fired for data abuse 'it should be me'" CNET 1:37 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says Holocaust deniers are making an honest mistake: Facebook recommits to providing a platform for misinformation" The Verge 1:24 PM
  • "Thousands of US voters' data exposed by robocall firm" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly planning to release its foldable Galaxy X smartphone later this year" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Leak shows Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 from all angles" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Amazon sells more than 100 million products on Prime Day event" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic *" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. tech enforcer says will read 'closely' EU statement on Google" Reuters 1:36 PM
  • "Android Antitrust Decision Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry, Google Business Model: Google is ordered to stop bundling its Search and Chrome apps on certain devices" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Google could be fined more than $15 million a day unless it gets its house in order over Android" Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "EU: Google illegally used Android to dominate search, must pay $5B fine/Google will appeal, says EU ignored that Android competes against iPhones." Ars Technica 11:09 AM
  • "Google made it impossible for Amazon to license its own version of Android, EU commissioner claims" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion? A guide for the perplexed." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Rising Seas Could Cause Your Next Internet Outage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision: An unlikely warning" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever/Taller, narrower, and (some) notchier" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile takes fastest carrier crown: Ookla/T-Mobile is the fastest mobile carrier in the US, according to Ookla's speed tests, with Minneapolis clocking the fastest download speeds out of all 50 states." ZDNet 7:47 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple Interface Consistency, Storage Permutations, Walmart Streaming Video -ACM 471" The Mac Observer 5:21 PM
  • "#201: An Internal Fortnite/Federico bought an iPod touch, Nest and Instapaper both have new bosses and the world is finally getting the leg emoji it deserves." Relay FM: Connected 3:59 PM
  • "Road to Macstock – Mike Potter Delivers The Final Announcements for Macstock 2018" MacVoices 3:59 PM
  • "AWT TV Episode 43: 'The best product for the job might not be from Apple'" Apple World Today 1:07 PM
  • "Zuckerberg: The Recode interview/Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table." Recode 10:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "The Core i9 MacBook Pro Could Have a Serious Throttling Problem" LAPTOP Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "Leaked 'Amber Lake' Intel processors could be used in 12-inch MacBook refresh" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Faster 18W USB-C Charger Expected to Be Bundled With 2018 iPhones Might Not Be Sold Separately Initially" MacRumors 12:21 PM
  • "Apple's latest iOS 12 beta demands a passcode to enable USB accessories: Firm is making its Lightning port even more locked down"  The Inquirer 8:55 AM
  • "True Tone on New MacBook Pro Relies on Multi-Channel Ambient Light Sensor With Display Open to Work" MacRumors 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's new fast charger could be exclusively for 2018 iPhones" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Revises Vintage-Obsolete Date of 2012 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display to End of 2018" MacRumors 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Releases Third Public Beta of iOS 12" MacRumors 12:20 PM
  • "Apple releases third iOS 12 and tvOS 12 public betas" 9to5Mac 12:20 PM
  • "iOS 11.4.1 To iOS 11.4 Beta 3 Downgrade No Longer Possible For Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 12:35 PM
  • "iOS 12 beta 4 fixes Fortnite crashes, adds other new bugs" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "MacBook Pro notes talk about data recovery issues with the Apple T2 security/Siri/SSD controller chip, plus an apparent issue with slowdowns due to thermal loads in Apple's latest laptop (as well as Dell's)." MacInTouch 7:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:28 AM

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Reviews
  • "Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance"  AppleInsider 7:18 PM
  • "Apple 15-inch 2.9GHz MacBook Pro review: A laptop that pro app users will love/The jump from four to six processing cores makes the new 15-inch MacBook Pro a beast of a performer." Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Comparing the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar versus the MacBook Pro with function keys" AppleInsider 11:09 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro Review" IDG.tv 8:55 AM
  • "Living with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Garmin Fenix 5X Plus review: Champion multi-sport GPS watch with music, Garmin Pay, and advanced sleep tracking" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Review: TaoTronics' $70 headphones deliver decent entry level noise-cancelling performance" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "JBL Clip 3 review: A top-notch waterproof travel speaker" CNET 3:03 PM
  • "Review: OLALA S70i Power Bank" Forbes 12:34 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 4 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to catch Unown in Pokémon Go: How do you find and catch all 26 — make that all 28! — of the Unown Pokémon in Pokémon Go Gen 2? Here are our top tips, from A to Z...?!" iMore 9:25 PM
  • "How to connect to an Instant Hotspot with your iPhone or iPad" iMore 3:04 PM
  • "How to Make Your iPhone Default to Speaker for Calls" The Mac Observer 9:23 AM
Tips
  • "Flicks and Other iPad Keyboard Tricks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "iOS 11.4.1 tips, tricks, and secrets everyone should know" ZDNet 7:46 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Thousands entered the iPhone Photography Awards contest. These are the winners." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:47 PM
  • "Apple's $3,000 Core i9 MacBook Pro is apparently being throttled, according to one early test" BGR 8:33 PM
  • "How to Interpret the 2018 MacBook Pro Thermal Issues Report" The Mac Observer 5:21 PM
  • "Google's $5B antitrust fine similar to Apple's e-book, App Store woes" AppleInsider 1:24 PM
  • "Inside Apple's Push into Renewable Power in China" Market Realist 1:22 PM
  • "Why Apple Needs to Launch Its Foldable iPhone Now"  iDrop News 12:27 PM
  • "Samsung is absolutely terrified of the iPhone X" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (66): New Macs; and Changes to Working Methods for iOS Users and for Me" eXtensions 7:41 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Beware the Thinkbook x10 Laptop" Low End Mac 12:21 PM
  • "New Challenges for Hardware With Flexible Displays" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:23 AM
  • "Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos have beat out Walmart to become a symbol for everything wrong with American big business" Business Insider 11:10 AM
  • "The Future of Android (Premium)" Thurrott 8:32 AM
  • "The False Tale of Amazon's Industry-Conquering Juggernaut" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "How Android will change if the EU Commission's $5 billion antitrust ruling against Google stands" Business Insider 12:20 PM
  • "Google Escapes Microsoft Levels of Antitrust Pain: Look at the remedies rather than the headline fine."  Bloomberg 8:04 AM
  • "Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes: When dumb is usually smart enough" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Has An Esports Problem That's Going To Be Tough To Solve" Forbes 7:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Audio Damage brings their new desktop power granular synth Quanta to iOS" createdigitalmusic 6:26 PM
  • "Corning's new Gorilla Glass 6 will let your phone survive 15 drops: But its scratch resistance remains the same as previous generations" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Electra Jailbreak is Now Open Source!" iClarified 12:20 PM
  • "Roland's latest smartphone mixer can record your entire band" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Kids make awesome burgers with the top children's app Bamba Burger 2" prMac 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Satya Nadella tripled Microsoft's stock price in just over four years: Under Nadella, Microsoft has moved away from proprietary phone hardware and operating systems." CNBC 8:32 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Just Picked a Side in the Walmart-Amazon War" Zacks 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's focus on cloud, partnerships paying off: Microsoft shares are up 180 percent since Satya Nadella took over, and its market cap edged above US$800 billion for the first time earlier this month." Reuters 8:32 PM
  • "Microsoft wants regulation of facial recognition technology to limit 'abuse'" CNNMoney 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble" TechNewsWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Getting Support for Leap Seconds" Thurrott 6:30 PM
  • "Microsoft updates OneNote for Windows 10 with many new features" Neowin 6:32 PM
  • "IBM delivers Q2 revenue growth, IBM Z leads hardware gains: Big Blue's as-a-service revenue hit an annual run rate topping $11 billion, but the big growth was put up by the hardware unit." ZDNet 3:47 PM
  • "IBM quarterly revenue tops estimates" Reuters 3:34 PM
  • "IBM finds growth in security, cloud: IBM gets boost from new businesses, tops estimates" Reuters 9:37 PM
  • "IBM Answers Some Doubters With Revenue Growth, Cloud Sales" Bloomberg 3:35 PM
  • "Why Did IBM Slam Groupon with a Patent Lawsuit?" Market Realist 8:52 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Below Monthly Pivot" Investopedia 8:04 AM
  • "IBM shares tick higher after earnings beat" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "How IBM Cloud Is Superior To Amazon AWS" Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
  • "Has Intel Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?" Zacks 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Z390 Chipset Will Replace Z370 This Quarter" SegmentNext 10:22 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K rumor: 8C/16T at a huge 5.5GHz on Aug 1" TweakTown 10:23 AM
  • "Audit Crowns AMD for Having the Most Stable Graphics Drivers" WCCFTech 10:24 AM
  • "AMD B450 motherboards bring top-end Ryzen processors to the budget range" TechRadar UK 10:24 AM
  • "AMD partners reveal B450 chipset motherboard ranges - Mainboard" Hexus 10:24 AM
  • "Nvidia and AMD next-gen GPUs might come with USB-C for the virtual reality one percent" PCGamesN 10:24 AM
  • "Report: AMD And Nvidia GPU Prices Reportedly Cut By Additional 18%" SegmentNext 10:25 AM
  • "Exclusive: How Acer Made the World's Thinnest Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 8:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Amazon.com's stock market value hits $900 billion, threatens Apple"  Reuters 3:48 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 retain foothold in positive territory after Beige Book: Morgan Stanley shares rally 3.5% after upbeat profits" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks trade in tight range following upbeat economic outlook" FOXBusiness 1:26 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as Fed Chairman's Testimony Continues: Gains in financial and industrial companies help offset losses in the real-estate and utilities sectors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "China's stocks turn south; Japan's Nikkei continues rally on weak yen: South Korea reports a slower GDP growth forecast" MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "European stocks jump to 1-month high: Ericsson shares rally after earnings" MarketWatch 8:53 AM

 
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