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Friday Highlights: "Tim Cook to visit China for government meetings" says source to Reuters, likely to discuss China's shut-down of certain Apple services—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; on Thursday Apple and SAP announced partnership in the enterprise for iPhones, iPads "to deliver new iOS apps & SDK to create powerful, native enterprise apps"; Bob Kupbens, Apple's VP of online retail, resigns from company; Forbes tutorial on supercharging your old Mac; The Mac Observer helps you figure out forgotten passwords; WSJ reporting of large land purchases by Apple, Google for purposes of autonomous car facilities; Huawei copies iPhone "down to the last screw"?!; study over 29 years finds no cancer link to cellphone use; A11 chip production to begin at TSMC; iOS 10 overhaul will see demotion Apple Music Connect social network; Zach Epstein believes Apple's future is exciting beyond our imagination.

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  • "Exclusive: Apple's Tim Cook to visit China for government meetings - source"  Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook reportedly traveling to China following closure of Apple's online stores" The Verge 7:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook is heading to China as pressure on Apple increases" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Apple and SAP join forces to develop business apps for iPhones and iPads" V3 7:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook signs SAP for iOS – SANA app pact: Apple adds software giant to the IBM collection" The Register 7:11 AM
  • "IBM's iPhone app will help 20 million Americans keep their sight" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens leaves company"  9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens Resigns From Company" MacRumors 7:11 AM
  • "This Old iMac: How To Supercharge Your Mac" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "How to change your passwords automatically with Dashlane and LastPass" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's Reminders is a data silo that needs to be fixed" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "How-To: Enable Aero Snap-like window snapping on your Mac [Video] 9to5Mac 12:50 PM
  • "Keeping Current With Google Chrome" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Every Mac Screen Needs A Magnet" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Print Wirelessly From iPhone or iPad" Mac360 7:26 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Get Color From A Mac's Screen" TeraTalks 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "MailButler adds some helpful 'power' features to OS X Mail" Apple World Today 2:56 PM
  • "Get a Windows Logo Screen Saver on Mac with FoolSaver" OS X Daily 1:11 PM
  • "New Firefox versions will make you activate all new add-ons – except one hacker favourite" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Mac Shutdown 4.0, the Mac OS X utility to shutdown unattended Mac" Tension Software 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Real Estate for Autonomous Car Facilities Gains Movement in Silicon Valley: Apple, Google parent Alphabet and several car makers seeking large expanses of property" [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Apple and Google reportedly buying land for autonomous car facilities" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Apple seeking 800,000-sq feet of space for car project as team reaches around 600 people – WSJ" Electrek 7:20 AM
  • "Apple reportedly mulling expansion of Project Titan 'autonomous car' plans" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly looking for a monster 800,000-square-foot warehouse for its secret car project" Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone sales surge 56% in India as Apple eats into Samsung's high-end share" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "Apple chief Tim Cook to speak at Startup Fest Europe on May 24" AppleInsider 12:50 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook opening Startup Fest in Amsterdam as keynote speaker on May 24th" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
  • "Cupertino's mayor is trying to take back his rant against Apple" Business Insider 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Music helps tip Warner from a music sales label to a music streaming one" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Music & others help streaming become Warner Music's biggest revenue source" AppleInsider 11:19 AM
  • "True Religion deploys Apple Watch to salespeople in NY & LA, plans up to 30 more stores" AppleInsider 2:58 PM
  • "Huawei Just Copied the iPhone—Down to the Last Screw" Wired 11:29 AM
  • "Court Rules Leather 'iPhone' Goods in China are Legal" Law Street 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Music streaming subscription chopped in half for students" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Music gets $5 student plan to boost subscriber numbers" Cult of Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Police issue warning about counterfeit iPhone sales" Fox 5 Atlanta 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Support Now Lets You Opt Out of Listening to Their Staticky Hold Music" Kirkville 7:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This flexible, holographic phone is the wildest thing you'll see all week" BGR 11:58 AM
  • "A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones" Gizmodo 7:38 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "Rebound 84: You're Sitting In It Wrong" Six Colors 3:07 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-06: Apple's Online Retail Experience, Listener Comments" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Smile Upgrades and Adds Features to PDFpen 8" MacVoices 11:32 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,' smart voice assistants, 'iPhone 7' and more" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Why I never trusted Apple Music (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 35)" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "New Rumor Suggests iPhone 7 Won't Include Smart Connector After All" MacRumors 1:13 PM
  • "Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may not ship with Apple's Smart Connector after all" AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 7 'Pro' may not feature iPad Pro's Smart Connector as rumored" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "TSMC begins tape-out of 10nm A11 chips for Apple" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "Work on next year's iPhone chips is already underway" Cult of Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11" processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Is Intel Taking a Bite of Qualcomm's Business from Apple?" Market Realist 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Music Connect social network to be demoted in iOS 10 overhaul" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature" AppleInsider 11:55 AM
  • "App Store search back up and running" The Loop 8:50 AM
  • "New Apple Site Lets Users Create Custom 'Shot on iPhone' Mother's Day Video" MacRumors 12:58 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM

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  • "The SanDisk X400 1TB SSD Review" AnandTech 8:49 AM
  • "Buffalo MiniStation Stealth USB 3.0 1TB Review" LAPTOP Magazine 11:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Tweetbot 4.3 Introduces 'Topics' for Easier Tweetstorm Creation" MacStories 3:32 PM
  • "Hands On: the Natural History Museum's Revamped 'Explorer' App" PC Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Hungry Shark World - Chowing Down For Fun" Apple'n'Apps 7:25 AM
  • "'Black Hole Joyrider' Review - Slot Car Racing In Space" Touch Arcade 3:32 PM
  • "How to manage Today view widgets on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:38 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone from archiving emails" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "How To Control Apple TV With Your Apple Watch" 6:32 AM
  • "4 Tricks to Make Your iPhone Faster" Gizmodo 12:47 PM
  • "30 must-know secrets and shortcuts for your Apple TV" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "'It's from a different planet; a planet with better designers'" 512 Pixels 2:58 PM
  • "Apple is Doomed, Soaring -Apple is Stupid, Brilliant -Which is it?" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Here's Why Google and Apple Still Don't Offer Streaming TV Services" Fortune 2:19 PM
  • "Did Apple Music Delete These Music Libraries, Or Was It User Error?" Digital Trends 2:19 PM
  • "The one thing Apple never gets right" BGR 1:59 PM
  • "Apple needs silver bullet to slay App Store's escaped undead – study" The Register 1:33 PM
  • "Is Apple Music nixing its Connect tab? The feature that lets musicians chat and share exclusive content directly with fans is reportedly getting downgraded in Apple's next iOS upgrade." CNET 1:11 PM
  • "The uni-tasker lives" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "Should Apple take a page from Google's playbook and try more moonshots?" BGR 11:01 AM
  • "Apple's future is more exciting than you can even imagine"  BGR 10:53 AM
  • "A Chatbot Future for Apple's App Store Discovery" Apple Must 10:34 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Needs To Tick, Not Tock" Mac360 8:44 AM
  • "Apple And The High Cost Of Switchers" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "I'm looking forward to my 10TB flash drive-equipped MacBook Pro in 2018" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "Was Apple Music's Initial Goal Of 100 Million Subscribers Too Ambitious?" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Confessions of a digital packrat: It's easy to hold onto each and every piece of digital information that passes through your life. But should you?" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Cupertino mayor's complaints about Apple and taxes are sour grapes and ignore the real villain"  VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "Unpacked: The Tablet is more Social Than Personal" Tech.pinions 7:25 AM
  • "The Challenge and Opportunity of Augmented Reality" Tech.pinions 7:25 AM
  • "'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'" The Register 7:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tim Cook Named Keynote Speaker at Startup Fest Europe in Late May" MacRumors 11:19 AM
  • "Fix all your home Wi-Fi problems with one brilliantly simple gadget" BGR 11:01 AM
  • "Bengal Keyboard 2.5 for iOS Offers Customizable Bengali Text Entry" prMac 10:44 AM
  • "Bumper Boat Battle now on Apple TV, Android, Windows 10 Phone & PC" prMac 7:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "There's No Better Time to Install Windows 10 than Now" Softpedia 9:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 won't be free for much longer" MCV 9:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 won't be free after July 29" TechShout 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft calls time on free upgrades as Windows 10 hits 300m devices" SiliconRepublic 8:56 AM
  • "Quick! Grab your free Windows 10 upgrade before it's gone" T3 8:56 AM
  • "Stats Show Microsoft Finally Created an OS More Successful than Windows 7" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Windows 10: Is Microsoft still on target for one billion devices, and does it really matter?" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft will soon stop nagging users to upgrade to Windows 10" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "IBM Makes Quantum Computer Available for Free via Cloud" FARS News Agency 8:12 AM
  • "IBM's Quantum Computing Is For 'Anyone', But Is It For Everyone?" TechWeekEurope 8:11 AM
  • "IBM's Quantum Computers Are Here, and you can try it" TG Daily 8:10 AM
  • "IBM's POWER cloud powers up almost a year later than promised" The Register 8:04 AM
  • "Dell To Rebrand As Dell Technologies After EMC Merger" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Intel overtakes ST for third place in industrial semi market" Electronics Weekly 8:00 AM
  • "'It's only just the beginning for virtual reality but it's here to stay' - AMD's Richard Huddy" PCR Online 7:58 AM
  • "The Oracle-Google trial over Android starts Monday. Here's what you need to know: Oracle says Android usurped the mobile OS market from Sun. Google says Sun just never built a decent product" IDG News Service 1:59 PM
  • "Google and Oracle lawyers prepare for Monday's Android, Java retrial" IT PRO 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle Romania reaches 4,200 employees" Nine O'clock 7:56 AM
  • "Network visibility remains the key to safe digital transformation, says Cisco" ComputerWeekly 7:55 AM
  • "Sources: Cisco In Talks With IPO-Bound Nutanix About Strategic Hyper-Convergence Partnership" CRN 7:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock slumps to near 2-year low" CNNMoney 2:48 PM
  • "Jim Cramer Hoping Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes Progress in China" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Investors Should Be Excited About India" The Motley Fool 7:39 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 erases 2016 gain as stocks retreat on disappointing jobs report: U.S. stocks declined for a fourth straight session Friday, after a disappointing official employment report pointed to a slowdown in the labor market." MarketWatch 12:42 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed as Investors Weigh Pros, Cons of April Jobs Report: Stocks pared deep losses by midday Friday, though remained in the red as a disappointing snapshot of the labor market exacerbated worries over the U.S. economy." TheStreet 12:42 PM
  • "Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open - May. 6, 2016" CNNMoney 7:35 AM
  • "Stocks Under Pressure; Square Sinks, Yelp Soars: Stocks remained under pressure in early afternoon trading Friday, as a disappointing jobs report continued to weigh." Investor's Business Daily 12:41 PM
  • "Stocks lower on weak jobs report as Nasdaq near 10% correction: Stocks are down Friday but off earlier lows after the April jobs report came in lighter-than-expected and raised concerns about the strength of the U.S. economy." USA Today 12:41 PM
  • "Obama: Global Economy Not Growing As Fast As It Should Be/President Barack Obama urged Congress on Friday to take actions that would help the U.S. economy, including raising the federal minimum wage, passing new trade agreements and simplifying the tax code." Reuters 12:40 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall After April Jobs Report: U.S. stocks slipped on Friday after the Labor Department reported the slowest pace of job creation since September, the latest disappointing reading on the American economy." [Paid Membership Required] 12:39 PM
  • "China stocks slide nearly 3% on worries about looming bond defaults: Shares in Asia mostly edged lower Friday amid caution before a key U.S. jobs report, but China stocks were down more sharply over rising defaults and regulatory concerns.." MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks end lower, log worst week in about 3 months: European stock markets ended a choppy session mostly lower on Friday, with a downbeat reading on U.S. jobs growth outweighing a late-day rally in oil prices." MarketWatch 12:39 PM

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