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Tuesday Highlights: Ex-Apple engineer formally pleads not guilty to charge of trade secret theft; US trade war with China may leave Apple fairly unscathed suggests Sean Allen at Market Realist; conspiracy app pulled from App Store for pushing Pizzagate conspiracy theories; dev beta 4 of Mojave is out; a bit of fun on Apple's leadership page as all executives' faces replaced with Memoji; AppleInsider lists all Apple Store moves, remodels for 2018, and 9to5Mac reports Walnut Creek, CA store opens end of July; Amazon's Prime Day huge, apparently undeterred by large outages; introducing his own bill to reinstate net neutrality, Republican congressman also backs Democrat measure; noted leaker, Ben Geskin, tweets pix of 2018 iPhone glass panels; got a clicky, noisy trackpad on your MacBook Pro? Mac Kung Fu video shows how to fix.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Former Apple engineer pleads not guilty in trade secrets theft case: The ex-employee has been accused of stealing crucial blueprints relating to Apple's self-driving car project."  ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Why the US-China Trade War May Not Affect Apple Much" Market Realist 8:21 AM
  • "Apple, Google cashed in on Pizzagate-offshoot conspiracy app: One of the App Store's top entertainment apps pushed a conspiracy theory about a child sex ring and a Trump secret police force."  NBC News 8:03 AM
  • "Apple eats into Android, Samsung marketshare in Q2, study says: Apple improved its position in the smartphone space during the June quarter, eroding Android's share and equalizing its standing with rival Samsung in the U.S. market, according to new research." AppleInsider 5:59 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases Third Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14 Beta 4 to Developers [Download] iClarified 8:23 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Simulate Dynamic Pop-Up Menus In Numbers" MacMost 10:20 AM
  • "How to unenroll your Mac from the Apple Software Beta Program" Apple World Today 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacAppware Releases Logo Pop, version 1.1 for macOS 10.7 and newer" MacAppware 8:17 AM
  • "KeyCue 9 reinvents emoji typing - save 25% on World Emoji Day" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Automailer 2.6 to send bulk personalized emails in text and html" Tension Software 7:27 AM
  • "Mac Shutdown 4.1, the macOS application to shutdown unattended Mac" Tension Software 7:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Leadership page receives an awesome Memoji overhaul for World Emoji Day"  iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "Apple unveils its latest emojis on World Emoji Day" BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's modern new store in Walnut Creek, CA set to open on July 28th" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google braced for giant Android fine from EU" BBC 6:39 PM
  • "Not Even the Internet Is Safe From Rising Sea Levels" Earther 11:01 AM
  • "Amazon says US Prime Day 2018 sales 'bigger than ever,' despite outages: But it was also forced to acknowledge the sales event's 'ruff start.'" CNET 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung unveils world's first 10nm-class 8gb LPDDR5 DRAM" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "GOP congressman tries belt-and-braces approach to restoring net neutrality" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "GOP congressman introduces bill to reinstate net neutrality rules: Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) also signed onto a Democrat-led measure to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Google revives its blob emoji as sticker packs on Gboard and Android Messages" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "More jobs created by AI than lost, report" V3 8:55 AM
  • "AI will displace some jobs but it will also open new possibilities, study claims" Mashable 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple's New AI Boss, Leaked iPhone Glass Photo -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-17" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 70 – Apps for Managing Big Projects" MacStories 8:23 AM
  • "Apps that help pass the time while stimulating the brain." The MT Show 7:26 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "2018 iPhone glass panels make their first appearance"  9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Leak shows alleged front panels for Apple's new 5.8-, 6.1- & 6.5-inch iPhones" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Future iPhones Could Use Samsung's Industry-First LPDDR5 DRAM" MacRumors 10:37 AM
  • "2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's rumored 18W USB-C adapter might not be sold separately at launch" AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers" MacRumors 2:03 PM
  • "Apple Seeds iOS 12 Beta Four to Developers" MacTrast 6:25 PM
  • "iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories" AppleInsider 2:03 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Beta Four of tvOS 12 to Developers" MacTrast 6:25 PM
  • "Apple Releases Fourth Beta of watchOS 5 to Developers" MacTrast 6:25 PM
  • "More Details On Sileo Cydia Replacement / Alternative For Electra Jailbreak Emerge" Redmond Pie 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Granted Two Major Apple Pencil Patents for iPad Pro" Patently Apple 8:22 AM
  • "Apple wants to embed stretchable displays in your clothes" Cult of Mac 2:07 PM
  • "You lookin' at me!? Apple granted fourth patent for gaze detection on iOS, macOS devices" Apple World Today 8:23 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple ceases iOS 11.4 code signing after release of iOS 11.4.1" AppleInsider 8:23 PM
  • "How to fix a clicky or noisy trackpad on a MacBook Pro" Mac Kung Fu 10:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Red Giant Universe Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Plugins Now 30% Off" Red Giant 12:55 PM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 8:04 AM

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Reviews
  • "Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can't keep up with Intel Core i9 chip's thermal demands: Technology-centric YouTuber Dave Lee claims the thermal design of Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro does not provide sufficient cooling for Intel's Core i9 processor, causing the chip to throttle down performance to prevent serious damage." AppleInsider 9:41 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2018 Keyboard: How Good (or Bad) Is It?" LAPTOP Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Review: Udoq Docking System" iLounge 3:57 PM
  • "Whoosh! Diamond Defense Liquid Screen Protector Review" Mobile Reviews Eh 11:52 AM
  • "Review: LIFX Tile with Apple HomeKit is too rough around the edges" AppleInsider 2:17 PM
  • "Douchebags Scholar laptop backpack review: This is one Douchebag you'll want to be seen with/It keeps your 15-inch MacBook Pro safe. It practically disappears. Heck, it's probably misnamed." Macworld 7:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Everything new in iOS 12 beta 4 for iPhone & iPad" AppleInsider 3:59 PM
  • "watchOS 5 preview: All the new features coming to your Apple Watch this fall" iMore 8:13 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Photos' amazing new search in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 3:43 PM
  • "How to jailbreak your Apple TV with Electra on tvOS 11.2-11.3" iDownload Blog 3:43 PM
  • "How to sign and sideload apps to the Apple TV 4K" iDownload Blog 2:07 PM
  • "Spilled water on your laptop? Here's how to fix it" Digital Trends 8:29 AM
  • "How to personalize emails in the Mail app with quick drawings" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What six years of Retina MacBook Pro evolution gets you" AppleInsider 2:03 PM
  • "Popular Science: 'Do You Really Need to Properly Eject a USB Drive Before Yanking It Out?'" Daring Fireball 2:02 PM
  • "NBC News: 'Apple, Google Cashed in on Pizzagate-Offshoot Conspiracy App'" ["There's a fine line between 'right-wing news' and 'dangerous conspiracies', but App Store reviewers are there to make those calls. This is not a good look for Apple."] Daring Fireball 2:01 PM
  • "I wish the App Store had a delete button on the Update tab" The Loop 10:48 AM
  • "So Let's Talk About the New MacBook Pro Keyboard"  Gizmodo 10:38 AM
  • "Keep your lobster emoji, I want a new MacBook Air" Apple 3.0 8:27 AM
  • "The iPhone Fear Monger Report: Even the Rumors are Bad News" The Tech Night Owl 8:27 AM
  • "Stupid writing tricks: Trying hard to fail with an iPad/How can it be used for work when it fails when I try really hard to make it fail?!" Macworld 7:53 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Samsung Ad Pokes Fun at Apple Genius Bar and Touts Faster Galaxy S9 LTE Speeds" MacRumors 9:40 PM
  • "Walmart Mulls Streaming Video Service to Compete with Netflix, Amazon" The Mac Observer 8:43 PM
  • "The internet has become information chaos" The Next Web 2:36 PM
  • "California Data Privacy Law Highlights Growing Frustration with Tech Industry" Tech.pinions 8:27 AM
  • "Vivo NEX vs. OPPO Find X: Which futuristic phone is better?" Android Central 7:53 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: The Quiet Keyboard Conspiracy/Blink twice if you really wanted a quieter keyboard." iMore 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "FabFilter Pro-Q 2 arrives as an AUv3 for the iOS host of your choice" createdigitalmusic 5:59 PM
  • "Mophie rolls out iPhone battery packs that charge by a Lightning cable" The Verge 3:57 PM
  • "Mophie debuts new portable battery banks that use a Lightning port for recharging" Neowin 8:29 PM
  • "Ironhide Game Studio Officially Announces 'Kingdom Rush Vengeance'" Touch Arcade 2:11 PM
  • "Flir unveils One Pro LT thermal image camera for iPhone with more affordable price" 9to5Mac 2:08 PM
  • "The Google Assistant app will walk you through your day" TechCrunch 2:08 PM
  • "Google Adds Ambient Mode to Chromecast" Thurrott 2:07 PM
  • "'Reverse AR' Disney app aims to entertain your family as you wait in line" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "iOS beta of Microsoft Edge browser now lets you use a photo to search [Video] 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "AirBeamTV launches Mirror to Windows PC for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Walmart, Microsoft in partnership to use cloud tech" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon: It remains to be seen if their partnership leads to Amazon Go-like stores." Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft and Walmart Take on Amazon With New Partnership" Thurrott 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams now allows you to send code snippets in a message" MSPoweruser 5:41 PM
  • "Intel Rumored To Introduce 9th Generation Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs on 1st August — Core i9-9900K 8 Core, 6 Core Soldered IHS Chips With Up To 5.5 GHz Clocks" WCCFTech 8:06 AM
  • "Micron, Intel Will Terminate 3D XPoint Joint Development Program: Development of the chips beyond the second generation of 3D XPoint chips will be pursued independently by the two companies in order to optimize them for their respective product and business needs, Micron said." eWeek 5:41 PM
  • "AMD's Rome is going to be a monster CPU: Not the monster you expected, much more monsterous" SemiAccurate 7:39 AM
  • "AMD Drivers Are the Most Stable, According to Third-Party Audit" PC Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "IBM's Dario Gil will showcase quantum computing progress at Disrupt SF" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "IBM partners Stronghold for new digital stable coin" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Stronghold uses IBM blockchain for digital US dollar" ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in patent dispute" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM to sue Groupon for $167m over e-commerce patent infringement" Business Matters 8:05 AM
  • "IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center" coindesk 8:05 AM
  • "IBM wants Groupon to cough up $167m for patent infringement: We doubt Big Blue would take payments in voucher form" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Global Micro Server Market Manufacturer 2018 — ARM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, Fujitsu, Intel Corporation" Depositor Money 7:50 AM
  • "Oracle cuts ribbon on distributed ledger service: Big Red brags bank backing for blockchain biz" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer: LPDDR5 could be the standard in future AI powered mobile apps." Engadget 7:40 AM
  • "Samsung's 8Gb LPDDR5 chip wants to power future 5G and AI phones: Chip has much better data rate than those found in current flagship phones" The Inquirer 11:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow gains for 4th day in a row, Nasdaq logs record after earnings and Powell testimony: Netflix falls 5.2% after results disappoint, but ends well off its lows" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Dow Rises, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Slip: Stocks ended mixed Monday in the wake of Trump's meeting with Putin and ahead of Netflix earnings." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits fresh record as investors confirm love for tech" FOXBusiness 5:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher After Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Testimony: Investors also focusing on companies' latest earnings results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:51 PM
  • "Intel stock drops after Evercore downgrade" MarketWatch 7:51 AM
  • "Asian stocks mostly lower as weak energy shares weigh" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks swing to the red as telecoms fall, Fed's Powell comes into focus" MarketWatch 8:42 AM

 
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