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Weekend Highlights: CNET compares the iPhone X to Google's Pixel 2 XL; Lots of reports of the Australian teen hacker who left a folder on Apple's server today in Apple/Macintosh and General News sections; Jonny Evans thinks we need to talk about Steve Jobs, meaning that we need to consider him as more than a two-dimensional stereotype as frequently depicted in the media; Dan Moren analyzes Apple's best media moves, and how Apple's media strategy has benefited its customers; Ars Technica explores 20 years of the iMac, in words and pictures; iDownload Blog offers tips on how to customize keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word for the Mac.



Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's $800 Billion in Market Cap Is Now Bigger Than...: By itself, Apple's market capitalization exceeds the combined market values of over 100 big companies"  WSJ Blogs 3:18 PM
  • "Apple is first to cross $800 billion barrier: Apple reaches milestone 565 sessions after first surpassing $700 billion" MarketWatch 3:20 PM
  • "As Apple gets pressured to make deal, an analyst reminds them of Steve Jobs' words/UBS reminds Apple and Wall Street of Steve Jobs' words: 'Companies forget what it means to make great products...'"  CNBC 7:49 AM
  • "UBS: Apple is unlikely to do a 'mega-merger' but there are some areas that might make sense"  Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Pushes Into Analyzing Your Sleep With Beddit Acquisition: Finnish company sells $150 sensor that tracks snoring, how well you slept." Bloomberg 9:01 PM
  • "Apple acquires popular Apple Watch & iOS sleep tracking platform Beddit" 9to5Mac 5:43 PM
  • "Apple buys sleep tracking firm Beddit" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Announces Date and Time of Its WWDC Keynote Event" MacStories 2:12 PM
  • "Apple officially announces June 5 WWDC keynote via media invitations" AppleInsider 2:11 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Timing 2 Makes Time Tracking on Your Mac a Pleasure" MacStories 3:58 PM
  • "How to set a different return address in Mail for macOS" Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "Retouching Photos" MacMost 7:12 AM
  • "How-To: alter the macOS Dock autohide animation for a more responsive experience [Video] 9to5Mac 12:50 PM
  • "How to Toggle Dashboard On and Off in macOS Sierra" MacTrast 9:49 AM
  • "Working Smarter with Mac Windows: Let's Play Hide and Show" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "Put The Mac's Clipboard On iPhone And iPad" Mac360 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "FileMaker Releases Enhanced Unified Platform for Creating Custom Apps" PRNewswire 3:22 PM
  • "Hacker Protection Camera Guard Blocks Webcam And Microphone On macOS" MacPrices 11:36 AM
  • "Abvent News: Dot-Point Update to Artlantis 6.5, Plus Artlantis Webinars" Architosh 6:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple reportedly doing worldwide overnight 'refresh' on older Apple Stores on May 16"  9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "The Fifth Ave Apple Cube Has Vanished" Gothamist 1:20 PM
  • "There's a link between iPhone screen repairs and Apple's 2-year upgrade cycle"  Business Insider 10:24 AM
  • "The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now" [Tim Cook #4; Jeff Williams #17; ] Time 12:03 PM
  • "Hey Siri. More than 60 million Americans talk to inanimate voices on their cellphones" Quartz 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Pay Sees Double-digit Growth, Ties With PayPal" PRNewswire 3:22 PM
  • "This little app shows why Apple's retail store changes make complete sense" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities" ["But features like Apple's 'Home' app allow Stabelfeldt to control a variety of smart accessories in his house — from door locks and window shades, to lights and his garage door. The best part for Stabelfeldt? He can command Apple's intelligent digital assistant Siri to work it all."] NBC News 12:05 PM
  • "Domestic smartphone brands continue to outshine Apple in China" Business Insider 9:56 AM
  • "China's Alipay takes on Apple in US expansion" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Alibaba's Alipay Takes on Apple and PayPal With U.S. Expansion" Investopedia 9:41 AM
  • "The startup trying to beat Apple's AirPods just hired two execs from Amazon and Nest" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "New backers lure Steve Jobs opera to Seattle, San Francisco" Associated Press 12:50 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes experiments with video downloads" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This is how Samsung will stop the Galaxy Note7R from exploding." BGR 7:21 PM
  • "Social music startup Smule raises $54M for Asian expansion" TechCrunch 5:37 PM
  • "DOD needs cyberwarriors so badly it may let skilled recruits skip boot camp" Ars Technica 2:15 PM
  • "Bye-bye files and folders: Is the file system about to be killed off by Google AI? As prediction systems get smarter at recommending files people want, will the average user abandon files and folders?" TechRepublic 10:28 AM
  • "Amazon's New Echo Adds Touch Screen and Video-Conferencing: Will the new Echo Show cement Amazon's first-mover advantage over Google and Apple?"  Bloomberg 12:03 PM
  • "Amazon unveils $230 touchscreen Echo Show" VentureBeat 9:41 AM
  • "Amazon announces $230 Echo Show, extends Alexa assistant with 7-inch touchscreen and video calls" 9to5Google 9:41 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 18: Earning A Live Tune In To The Battle On Land, Air, And Sea On The App Store" AppAdvice 6:14 PM
  • "Amazon's Echo Show, FBI's iPhone Hack Price Tag -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-09" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Severe Supply Shortages Again Rumored for iPhone 8 Due to Production Difficulties" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Production ramp of 'iPhone 8' could be delayed to November, cause supply constraints" AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Apple May Tap Bosch Motion Sensors in iPhone 8 for 360-Degree Photos & Videos for AR Experience" iPhone Hacks 6:42 AM
  • "Everything we know about Apple's rumoured smart speaker it's building to take on Amazon Echo" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's 2017 iPad lacks always-on 'Hey Siri' support, despite inclusion of M9 chip" AppleInsider 2:14 PM
  • "Apple bought new battery cell lifecycle testing machines developed by Tesla's battery research partner" 9to5Mac 2:44 PM
  • "Apple Granted Two New Patents for a Future Headset that covers new Invention Claims for Features like AR, Siri and more" Patently Apple 7:26 AM
  • "Apple granted two more patents for a head-mounted augmented reality display" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Personal Items Network Covering an Advanced Heart Rate Monitor & Live Sporting Events" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy Offers Apple Watch Discount for Mother's Day" AppAdvice 9:49 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:05 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: iOS-compatible LaMetric Time clock is like a status board for your deskĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 6:53 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Pixomatic 3 review: Layer-based image editor for iOS, now with hair selection" Macworld 9:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
Tips
  • "Can't Spell? Ask Siri to Spell a Word on iPhone, iPad, Mac" OS X Daily 2:12 PM
  • "iOS: What To Do When Your Public Wi-Fi Won't Connect All the Way" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "iOS: How to Remove Location Data From Photos on Your iPhone" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' to discreetly check time on Apple Watch Series 2" AppleInsider 9:47 AM
  • "Best apps to manage stress on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 7:30 AM
  • "5 New Ways to Improve iPhone Battery Life" iDrop News 7:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is the death of the smartphone upon us? Some people think the smartphone could be dead in the next five years with technologies such as AR poised to take over." CIO 9:01 PM
  • "eXtensions: The Wednesday File (4) -From Q2 2017 towards WWDC" eXtensions 7:58 PM
  • "How one man found independence with the help of Apple's HomeKit technology" iMore 6:02 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Put Apple Music on Amazon Echo"  Apple Must 12:47 PM
  • "Four ways Apple could make watchOS 4 even cooler and more convenient" iMore 12:09 PM
  • "The 14 Most Current iOS 11 Speculations Include" Apple Must 11:26 AM
  • "Study Suggests That the Battle for K-12 is Already Over" Thurrott 9:49 AM
  • "This might be what the iPhone 8 looks like... if we're lucky" BGR 9:41 AM
  • "The Problem With iPhone Challengers" PixoBebo 9:33 AM
  • "Opinion: I hope Siri Speaker is more Amazon Echo and less Echo Show" 9to5Mac 12:05 PM
  • "Siri Speaker' And Apple Device Fatigue" Mac360 9:33 AM
  • "A Few Thoughts On The 'Siri Speaker" McSolo 7:54 AM
  • "Should NVIDIA Worry about Apple's Plans to Develop Its Own GPUs?" Market Realist 7:45 AM
  • "Why I refuse to delete old, unused apps from my iPhone" Mashable 7:44 AM
  • "Feature Request: Create an option to automatically reply to text messages while driving" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Fake news: Bad rumors on the iPhone 8" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "Can Apple Fix Its 'China Problem'?" iPhone Hacks 6:42 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft doesn't think USB-C is ready for the mainstream" The Verge 12:09 PM
  • "Amazon unveils 'Echo Show' with a display for Video calls and more; ships June 28" MacDailyNews 9:53 AM
  • "Getting Smart About Smart Speakers" Tech.pinions 7:27 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Falling in Love with Mechanical Keyboards" iMore 9:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Wansview's $35 Home Camera streams HD video to any iPhone or Android" BGR 6:11 PM
  • "MacStadium Announces Growth Capital Raise: Summit Partners leads financing round, with participation from Noro-Moseley Partners, to strengthen the company's position as the leading provider of Mac infrastructure for individuals and enterprises" Business Wire 3:58 PM
  • "Just Mobile Xtand Vent" iLounge 3:13 PM
  • "Apple adds Singapore transit directions to Maps ahead of first local store opening" AppleInsider 3:13 PM
  • "iDevices® Introduces Google Assistant Compatibility with its Connected Home Product Line" Business Wire 3:21 PM
  • "Google Home brings iDevices into its smart home family: iDevices outlets, sockets and switches now play nice with all three major smart home assistants: Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant." CNET 12:50 PM
  • "Amazon Launches Redesigned Alexa App for iOS" MacStories 12:09 PM
  • "Timing 2 brings automatic time and productivity tracking to macOS" prMac 9:47 AM
  • "UAG Reveals New Rugged, Lightweight Case for Apple's New iPad" PRNewswire 7:57 AM
  • "Vidih Introduces Easy, Powerful iOS Screen Recording and Live Streaming Without Breaking Apple Rules" PRNewswire 7:57 AM
  • "Wearsafe's Apple Watch App Pings Peers in an Emergency" Digital Trends 7:50 AM
  • "You Can Now Upload Photos From Instagram Mobile Site, Even On iPad" Redmond Pie 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Is Your PC Safe From a Massive Windows Defender Flaw? How to check whether you have the patch to fix Microsoft's built-in security software" Consumer Reports 9:00 PM
  • "Microsoft makes emergency security fix" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft builds emergency patch for severe Windows bug: The vulnerability is among the worst Windows remote-code execution flaws in recent memory, one bug hunter says." CNET 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Scrambles to Fix 'Crazy Bad' Bug" Fortune 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft pumps out emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day vulnerability: Google's Project Zero shames bug as 'worst in recent memory'" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Out of Band Patch for Vulnerability in Malware Protection Engine" SuperSite for Windows 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Patches the 'Crazy Bad' Windows Vulnerability" Guru3D 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft just fixed a serious Windows Defender bug: Theoretically, an attacker could take over your PC with an email you haven't even opened yet." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's recent success in blocking in-the-wild attacks is eerily good: Company neutralizes a series of attacks that took control of targeted computers." Ars Technica 4:42 PM
  • "Support for the original version of Windows 10 has ended" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Today is the Last Day of Support for the Original Version of Windows 10" Thurrott 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10" Thurrott 2:38 PM
  • "Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors" The Verge 2:39 PM
  • "Microsoft HomeHub concept images leak, paint picture of PC-as-an-Amazon-Echo" Liliputing 4:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Calls All Cartographers With Updated Maps App" eWeek 6:31 PM
  • "Microsoft announces new ad mediation service to maximize revenue for developers" Neowin 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft and Facebook Partner for Social Ad Tracking in Excel" eWeek 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's update for Malware Protection Engine fixes 'crazy bad' security vulnerability" Neowin 6:48 AM
  • "Michael Dell touts startup-style innovation with EMC on board" VentureBeat 7:02 AM
  • "Dell EMC Continues Its Push Toward Open Networking Portfolio" eWeek 6:43 AM
  • "Dell EMC refreshes data centre line-up in IT transformation play" IT PRO 7:07 AM
  • "Dell takes Intel's cue on PCs, as enterprise tops agenda: New PC-as-a-service to launch by the end of the year" Tech Central 7:04 AM
  • "Major Intel Security Flaw More Serious Than First Thought" FARS News Agency 7:05 AM
  • "How to check for the Intel exploit that lets hackers take over your PC: Some consumer PCs could be vulnerable." CSO 7:04 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Launch Shipments May Be Limited By HBM2 Capacity" HotHardware 4:42 PM
  • "IBM patent paves way for mid-air drone cargo transfer" EE Times Asia 6:36 AM
  • "Oracle Disses Cloud Real Estate to its Own Detriment: In the midst of a rush to the cloud, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told Fortune 'real estate' is not much of a factor. He may learn otherwise." InformationWeek 7:46 AM
  • "Nvidia aims to train 100,000 developers in deep learning, AI technologies" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "McNealy sees Sun's past in IoT's future: The former Sun chief is advising RTI, an IoT communications company, and doesn't miss being 'a CEO in a pinata" IDG News Service 8:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple briefly became first $800 billion company this week" Cult of Mac 9:47 AM
  • "How Apple Has Used the Proceeds from Its Green Bond" Market Realist 7:38 AM
  • "Analyst counts the tailwinds in Apple's 10-Q" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts and Top Lawyer Bruce Sewell Each Sell Over $10 Million in Stock" MacRumors 10:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Yelp stock crashes 30% after earnings" CNNMoney 4:51 PM
  • "Nasdaq Seals New Record; Volatility Index Holds at Lowest Level in 24 Years" TheStreet 4:52 PM
  • "Investors Split on What Ultra-Low VIX Means for Markets" FOXBusiness 11:36 AM
  • "GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, yields rise; stocks slip from record highs" Nasdaq 4:52 PM
  • "Wall Street to Millennials: Don't fear the stock market" USA Today 4:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Hover Around Flat: Slump in materials offsets energy and technology gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:53 PM
  • "Asian markets largely quiet following Monday's rally" MarketWatch 7:44 AM
  • "European stocks gain ground as German trade data impress" MarketWatch 7:45 AM

 
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