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Weekend Highlights: To thwart Qualcomm's looming iPhone sales ban in China, Apple to push software updates; another effort underway to bypass ban is to boost production with exempt Pegatron; finally, Judge Lucy Koh tells Qualcomm they cannot introduce new evidence in ongoing legal spat with Apple/Intel; Brave follows Microsoft's Edge browser's move to Chromium; Apple's adding of Austin campus (and others) "reflects shifting strategy and changing identity" argues Wall Street Journal, and Dan Moren attempts to make sense of what it means about Apple's product plans; would you quit your smartphone for an entire year—for $100,000?; 6.8 million Facebook users data potentially exposed by fewfound bug; Ming-Chi Kuo slashes 2019 iPhone sales estimates by 20%; ArchDaily reviews iPad Pro from an architect perspective, and Digital Trends writer takes iPad Pro on vacation.

  • "Apple Isn't a Tech Company: Apple continues to be misunderstood. With the company's cash cows showing signs of maturity, Apple's interest in new industries is growing. Questions are swirling as to where Apple may be headed next. The answer is found by assessing how Apple views itself and the role it has to play in the world. Apple isn't a tech company, but rather it's a design company betting that consumers want something more than just technology in their lives."  Above Avalon 1:20 PM
  • "Why Apple Can't Stop Digging Holes" ["If nothing else, Apple should focus less on the impossible dream of creating a closed loop of Apple products and instead commit to including greater volumes of recycled material into its current product lines, without regard to whether the material comes from MacBooks or Ford automobiles."]  Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Could Make a Profit Killing Under Trump's Big Tax Cut"  TheStreet 7:28 AM
  • "The Apple Store's New Redesign Celebrates Steve Jobs' Legacy: Creative leaders ask empowering questions and their answers can guide the brand for years. Steve Jobs asked better questions and his vision continues to inspire Apple today."  Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Hiring NASA Staffers" Fortune 7:57 AM
  • "Does Apple Feel Like A Benevolent Dictator?"  Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "Apple announces it has two million Final Cut Pro X users [Video] 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X hits massive 2 million users milestone" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "macOS: Make Your Spotlight Searches Better with the Kind Operator" The Mac Observer 5:03 PM
  • "Picktorial 3.0 review: A fresh approach to photo editing and management/Full-featured toolkit with non-destructive editing for pro photographers." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Little Flocker reincarnates as Xfence, a free beta from F-Secure: A ransomware-protection tool will continue in development as Xfence." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "AirPort Utility: Adjusting Basestation Preferences (And Why You Might Want To!)" The Mac Observer 7:40 AM
  • "How TextExpander rescued me from inbox hell and could save you too" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "Using a VPN On Your Mac" MacMost 11:28 AM
  • "How to open an iTunes playlist in a separate window" iMore 12:04 PM
  • "How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari" Apple Must 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook Live Video Production On A Mac" Mac360 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pre AIA News—Abvent to Showcase Complete 3D Visualization Portfolio" Architosh 5:54 PM
  • "IGG Software Releases Banktivity 6" prMac 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple shows off Dubai Mall store with 'stunning views', motorized carbon fiber windows [Video] 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Chinese Smartphone Makers Are Catching Up With Apple" Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "China hits 833M 4G users as Apple faces app battles with Chinese government" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Watch NikeLab featured in hands-on ahead of tomorrow's release" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Burglars Steal $24,000 In Goods From Apple Store In Corte Madera" KGO-TV 7:20 AM
  • "Second burglary at Apple Store in Corte Madera, California, nets $24k of non-usable display models" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Thieves steal $24k of devices from Corte Madera Apple store" Cult of Mac 7:19 AM
  • "FaceApp Apologizes For Racist Filter That Gave Users Lighter Skin: AI To Blame?" Tech Times 7:42 AM
  • "This mom apparently takes photocopies of recipes on her iPad and we don't blame her" Mashable 8:30 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Beginning of the end for Mac OS Copland" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Spotify aiming to solve its unpaid royalties problem with acquisition of Mediachain startup" 9to5Mac 9:10 PM
  • "A mysterious botnet has hijacked 300,000 devices, but nobody knows why" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch sales are still clobbering every other console on Nintendo's home turf" BGR 8:24 PM
  • "Science finally figured out why your phone battery gets worse with age" BGR 6:11 PM
  • "Air Force Bug Bounty Program Goes Live For Hackers" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "New Verizon Prepaid Plan Has Unlimited Data, But With Limitations" The Mac Observer 5:02 PM
  • "New FCC Ruling Would Eliminate Net Neutrality Regulations for ISPs" Digital Trends 3:36 PM
  • "The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market" Lifehacker 3:15 PM
  • "FCC chair unveils plan to roll back net neutrality" CNNMoney 2:10 PM
  • "Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules" Ars Technica 1:49 PM
  • "FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality" IDG News Service 1:48 PM
  • "FCC chairman to propose reversing 'net neutrality' rules" Reuters 1:14 PM
  • "Does AT&T Deliver Faster Internet Speeds To Richer Neighborhoods?" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "The Eerie World of Abandoned Computers" PC Magazine 6:50 AM
  • "Road to Macstock -Dr. Robert Carter On How Braille and Technology Intersect" MacVoices 6:08 PM
  • "Epic Facebook Rant, CAPTCHA Complaints, and Apple Store Hangouts -ACM 408" The Mac Observer 5:00 PM
  • "Clockwise #186: Project Me on a Hologram" Relay FM 1:14 PM
  • "iPads, Robots and the Future of Tablet Computing -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-26" The Mac Observer 12:58 PM
  • "NAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Obliterates Galaxy S8 in First Leaked Benchmarks" Tom's Guide 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Smokes Samsung Galaxy S8 in Leaked Geekbench Performance Tests" The Mac Observer 11:27 AM
  • "iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Revealed With iPhone 7 Support: Could Be Released Next Week" Forbes 6:55 AM
  • "iPhone trick forces Apple handset to break by just pressing it once | The Independent" The Independent 9:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:51 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:51 AM

  • "Review: Apple's Beats Solo3 headphones are gorgeous, but flawed" iMore 11:36 AM
  • "Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7, Google Pixel, and LG G6" The Verge 11:36 AM
  • "Forget self-driving tech — Apple CarPlay is already disrupting the auto industry" Business Insider 7:07 AM
  • "33ft Water protection? Wow! – Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 7 Review" Mobile Reviews Eh 2:29 PM
  • "Catalyst Water Proof Shock Resistant Case for Apple Watch 42mm Series 2 review" The Gadgeteer 7:42 AM
  • "Review: Olixar X-Trio Full Cover gives your iPhone 7 the red look for cheap" 9to5Mac 3:37 PM
  • "Building a GTX 1080 Ti-powered Hackintosh: hardware and performance results [Video] 9to5Mac 9:10 PM
  • "How to Change the 'From' Email Address on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "How to watch the NFL draft on Apple devices" Cult of Mac 1:03 PM
  • "If Your iPhone Storage Is Low, It's Time to Clean House" AppAdvice 9:43 AM
  • "How to save your parking spot in Google Maps" Greenbot 9:29 AM
  • "How to interact with shared Photo Streams on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Plugging your iPhone in silently" iLounge 5:22 PM
  • "Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone" AppleInsider 3:37 PM
  • "How Your Cracked iPhone Display Will One Day Heal Itself" Apple Must 12:58 PM
  • "Mac design decline: The solution staring Apple down"  Computerworld 12:55 PM
  • "These renders conceptualize all-glass iPhone 8 with stainless steel frame" iDownload Blog 12:05 PM
  • "Man and Apple superman: AI, Apple, and you" Computerworld 11:28 AM
  • "CNBC: Fluent survey shows 'Customer excitement for the Apple Watch has plateaued'" CNBC 9:29 AM
  • "Comment: Today at Apple will convert a fairly well-kept secret into a key promotional tool" 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Confused Powermat CEO Says Apple Announced iPhone 8 Wireless Charging" The Mac Observer 9:17 AM
  • "Caffè Mocha And Danish At An Apple Store" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "What We Don't Know About iPhone 8" NoodleMac 8:21 AM
  • "Shootout: iPhone vs. Tesla Model S" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "There's one impressive next-gen Galaxy S8 feature the iPhone 8 likely won't match" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone 8 rumour roundup: Everything we know about Apple's next smartphone" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "How Can Amazon Echo Look Possibly Succeed? It's Easy" The Mac Observer 5:39 PM
  • "Early Nintendo programmer worked without a keyboard: Sakurai programmed the Game Boy classic with a trackball and a Famicom Twin." Ars Technica 5:30 PM
  • "The fight for net neutrality is officially back on" The Verge 3:18 PM
  • "Amazon's new Echo Look has a hands-free camera" Six Colors 11:36 AM
  • "Can Amazon's Echo Dot Make a Good SIDS Alarm?" I, Cringely 8:18 AM
  • "Verizon's new $80 unlimited prepaid plan isn't exactly unlimited" BGR 7:24 AM
  • "Here's hoping this Google Pixel low-light photography experiment gets real" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "I'm Returning the Samsung Galaxy S8+" Thurrott 12:00 PM
  • "Galaxy S8/S8+ Review: I Hate The Software But I'll Use It Because It Looks So Pretty" Forbes 7:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google's Trips app is becoming an even better travel companion" The Verge 1:03 PM
  • "Meet the Zombies Behind the Upcoming 'Kill Shot Virus'" Touch Arcade 8:18 AM
  • "Google Photos Has Significant iOS Upgrade" Forbes 8:04 AM
  • "Upside Introduces New App for iPhone, Exclusively Available on the App Store" PRNewswire 7:38 AM
  • "OpenTable Introduces Owners and Managers iPhone App for GuestCenter" PRNewswire 7:38 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS Gets Parking Reminder Feature" MacTrast 7:23 AM
  • "Mokool Sports Games Launches Comprehensive Collection of Hockey Emojis" prMac 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Earnings: What to Expect/Investors will look for further growth in Microsoft's cloud-computing business" [Paid Membership Required] 3:14 PM
  • "Kaspersky Withdraws Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft And Windows 10" HotHardware 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Claims Shipping Giant Maersk as Big Cloud Win: Score one for Microsoft Azure in its battle for big, industrial cloud customers. Maersk, the world's largest shipping company, says it will use Azure cloud services to fuel its IT modernization efforts." Fortune 11:59 AM
  • "Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises: Wait for Windows Update to ensure your hardware works properly, Microsoft says." PCWorld 9:18 AM
  • "Micron, Microsoft announce collaboration" DigiTimes 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams continues its assault on Slack with latest feature drop" MSPoweruser 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft backpedals to revert Azure AD login changes, vows to do better" OnMSFT 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Media Player Updates Add Monetization Options" eWeek 7:23 PM
  • "Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how: Many businesses still use Windows Server 2003, even as Microsoft no longer supports the OS" IDG News Service 7:26 AM
  • "Will IBM Ever Break Its Streak of Shrinking Revenue?" The Motley Fool 7:17 AM
  • "IBM launches 4 new data centers in the U.S." TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "HP Joins The VR Fund To Invest In Emerging Tech" VR Focus 11:56 AM
  • "Intel's game-making contest urges developers to 'Level Up'" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake 6 Core, 4 Core Processors Detailed In A Fresh Leak" MobiPicker 11:55 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X and X299 Announcement Coming May 30th At Computex" HotHardware 11:55 AM
  • "Intel Is Changing How Athletes And Fans Consume Sports" [Video Report] Forbes 12:00 PM
  • "Intel's Q1'17 Earnings Preview: Data Center & IoT To Drive Growth As PC Momentum Is Unlikely To Sustain" Trefis 11:54 AM
  • "Intel Consistently Reverses Earnings-Driven After-Hours Trade in Next Day's Regular Session" MT Newswires 11:55 AM
  • "AMD unveils Radeon Pro Duo graphics card" DigiTimes 7:16 AM
  • "AMD accidentally confirms that Vega graphics cards will be out this quarter" V3 11:35 AM
  • "Oracle's New Digital Experience Cloud a Direct Challenge to Adobe" eWeek 8:30 PM
  • "Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Oracle's Irish arm pays just €3.8m in corporation tax on €8bn profits" Irish Times 11:51 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation expand into downtown Oakland's hot office market" Benchmark Monitor 11:51 AM
  • "How Cisco Digitally Transformed Its Workforce?" Cisco 11:57 AM
  • "Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'" Associated Press 7:17 AM
  • "Cyber extortion demands surge as victims keep paying: Symantec" Reuters 9:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "iPhone To Be Squeezed In All Chinese Market Segments In 2017" Seeking Alpha 5:04 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes fractionally lower as Trump tax plan emerges: Procter & Gamble, Boeing earnings disappoint" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Trump's Tax Reveal Disappoints Markets, Raises More Questions Than Answers" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Drift as Small Caps Lead After Trump Team Outlines Tax Reform" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Steady on U.S. Tax Plan: Earnings reports also provide support" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific markets continue to ride wave of gains: Japan, Australia lead the way as investors start feeling more secure" MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "European stocks struggle to hold onto 20-month high, ahead of Trump tax unveiling: Credit Suisse plans to raise $4 billion in new capital" MarketWatch 7:35 AM

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