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Monday Highlights: Following media criticism in China, Apple pulls at least 25,000 illegal apps, many gambling-related, from China App Store—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; developers get hands on 8th betas of Mojave, tvOS 12 and more today; MacBook Pro Touch Bar, with Mojave installed, brings new feature you can add: Automator actions; MacRumors reports Amsterdam Apple Store iPad battery incident under investigation at Apple; lawsuit against Apple "claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users"; interesting story at Wi-Fi Now on how a meeting in 1998 with Steve Jobs brought Wi-Fi into being; MacMost takes you on a video tour of Prague's Apple Museum; an Artificial Intelligence now in charge of keeping Google's data centers cool; copper coil said to be included in next iPhones for faster/more efficient wireless charging; at least six new models of Apple Watch registered in Eurasia.

  • "Apple Product Lineup Too Big for a Table But Adds Growth Anyway: In 2010, before he became chief executive officer, Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook said all the company's gadgets could fit on a table, arguing such focus resulted in better products."  Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Wearables Sales Outpacing iPhone out of the Gate"  Above Avalon 3:30 PM
  • "Production Problems Could Cut iPhone 8 Sales by 20 Million"  24/7 Wall St. 6:24 AM
  • "Apple isn't working on a car — it's working on something much bigger than a car"  Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Analysts Say Apple's Future Is In Transportation, Not Just A Car But An 'Experience'" Benzinga 11:27 AM
  • "Predictably Profitable, Unpredictably Valuable" asymco 7:05 AM
  • "Xamarin Live Player (almost) takes the Mac out of iOS development: The dev/deploy/debug cycle can now be done without an Apple system." Ars Technica 11:25 AM
  • "iTunes will soon be an official Windows Store app" Mashable 11:49 AM
  • "Apple is Bringing iTunes to the Windows Store!" Thurrott 12:39 PM
  • "iTunes is coming to Windows Store later this year" iDownload Blog 12:39 PM
  • "Keeping Hell Frozen Over iTunes is Coming to Windows Store" Apple Must 12:51 PM
  • "Hell freezes over: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store" BetaNews 12:39 PM
  • "Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over" The Register 6:53 AM
  • "How to Reset NVRAM On Your Mac" MacMost 9:30 AM
  • "How to view photos transferred from an iPad to a Mac: Need to offload your pics, but still want to access them from your iPad? Here are a few solutions." Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "How To: Quickly & easily create timelapse videos from video or stills in Final Cut Pro X" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "Use macOS Sierra's Purgeable Space to Optimize Storage" Apple Gazette 12:40 PM
  • "Two ways to navigate column-view folders in Finder" The Robservatory 9:35 AM
  • "Rewriting: After a couple of weeks of using my pdfpages script and after seeing this tweet from John Gruber Sunday night, I decided it was time to change some things that had been bugging me about how the script worked." Dr. Drang 10:48 AM
  • "Free: More Ways To Touch Your Mac" Mac 360 8:45 AM
  • "Goodbye, Safari; Hello, Reborn Browser" McSolo 8:43 AM
  • "This App Watches What You Do On A Mac" Mac 360 8:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Red Giant Releases Universe 2.1 Featuring All-New Text Effects" Red Giant 11:48 AM
  • "Swift Being Ported to Haiku" 512 Pixels 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft officially releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac" BetaNews 9:42 AM
  • "Cocktail 10.3.3 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 8:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Will Announce Amazon Prime Video Coming To Apple TV At WWDC: And Apple TV — which has been banned from Amazon since late 2015 — is returning to the retailer's virtual shelves."  BuzzFeed 3:21 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Video App Finally Arriving For Apple TV In June" HotHardware 4:25 PM
  • "Apple sleep scientist responsible for Night Shift & Bedtime alarm departs company" 9to5Mac 5:35 PM
  • "Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem with Beddit takeover" AppleInsider 5:35 PM
  • "Apple's Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says" TechCrunch 9:22 PM
  • "Apple Plans $1 Billion Expansion in Nevada" Investopedia 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's Reno data center will get a massive $1 billion expansion" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch can detect heart conditions, says major study: Research by the University of California, San Francisco suggests fitness trackers can help diagnose potentially fatal heart arrhythmias."  CNET 3:24 PM
  • "Your Apple Watch Could Someday Detect This Risky Heart Condition" BuzzFeed 3:22 PM
  • "Cardiogram App for Apple Watch Can Detect Heart Disease" Digital Trends 3:30 PM
  • "Fossil shares plunge as Apple Watch kills traditional watch market" CNBC 8:54 AM
  • "Keeping Apple History Alive at MacPaw" MacPaw 10:33 AM
  • "Tekserve's Apple artifacts wind up in Ukrainian museum" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Opera Coming to California and Washington After Santa Fe Premiere in July" MacRumors 7:05 AM
  • "Jennifer Aniston says iPhone would have ruined FriendsCult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Jennifer Aniston says modern-day 'Friends' would just be the gang on their phones" Mashable 10:29 AM
  • "The inevitable iPhone 7 fidget spinner has arrived, courtesy of one crazy YouTuber" Mashable 9:59 AM
  • "Spot the Apple Product Placement in this SNL Video with Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer" The Mac Observer 3:14 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs spells out new Apple strategy with OS X" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's mysterious new Fuchsia mobile OS shown off on a smartphone for the first time" BGR 11:27 AM
  • "Playing games on my phone has reduced my stress — and there's research to back it up" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "Samsung's Tizen just overtook Android Wear's market share, but Apple still dominates the market" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "Podcast 558: Apple's billion-dollar move" Macworld 3:30 PM
  • "iPhone 8 3D Cameras, iPhone and Social Platforms -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-11" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "LG Innotek to supply facial recognition camera module for iPhone 8" The Investor 9:21 AM
  • "TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms" ["TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for Apple's next-generation iPhone 8 series, the sources said. Production was once affected by issues involving stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process, but they have already been solved, the sources said."] DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "New 10.5-inch iPad Pro could be announced next month" Mashable 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Reverses Decision And Protects A Vital Service" Forbes 7:10 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invention details deep Siri integration with Messages" AppleInsider 6:56 AM
  • "Apple continues Work on Siri within Messages to assist users in Noisy Environments and more" Patently Apple 7:16 AM
  • "Another Wireless Charging Patent comes to light covering the iPhone, MacBook & more" Patently Apple 7:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:45 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:45 AM

  • "How does the Surface Laptop stack up to Apple's notebooks? Comparing specs and prices of Microsoft's Surface Laptop versus Apple's MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro." Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "Review: BenQ's PD2710QC is the First Display With a Built-In USB-C Dock" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "Nifty Mobile Charger review: USB-C compatible and faster charging for iPhones" Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "Review: Distil Union's flexible Stanley Stand for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
  • "The M4 Stand for iPhone isn't very practical, but it is kinda fun" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Oilist Review: A Painter in Your Phone" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "Meet Breaker, a young podcast app with a social twist" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "How to Customize iPhone Without Jailbreaking" iPhone Hacks 9:18 PM
  • "How to get iPhone alerts when someone replies to that super-important email thread" Cult of Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Fix WiFi, Safari, Bluetooth With Cydia Stashing On iOS 10.2 Jailbreak, Here's How" Redmond Pie 1:29 PM
  • "How to use Apple Pay without a credit card" iMore 12:39 PM
  • "How to make SSH persistent on the liberTV jailbreak for Apple TV 4" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "How to manage and use iOS Notifications" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Search for seemingly anything in Photos for iOS and Mac thanks to Apple's object recognition" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "If the iPhone 8 is delayed, it won't be because of this key component" BGR 6:03 PM
  • "Who is John Appleseed?" MacTrast 4:46 PM
  • "3 Things You Should Know About Apple's Acquisition of 'Beddit'" iDrop News 3:25 PM
  • "Hit and run: Questioning Tim Cook for fun and profit" Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "Fools Won't Stop Pontificating About What Apple 'Needs' to Buy" Gizmodo 9:14 AM
  • "Comment: Could Apple's Project Titan now be a 'HomeKit for cars' rather than an actual vehicle?" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "'Transportation is Apple's future' — but in what form?" Apple World Today 8:48 AM
  • "A Few Words On Apple's Customer Base" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "Waiting For Apple's 'Me Too' Siri Box" PixoBebo 8:42 AM
  • "A To Z: Apple's Newest Arch Enemy" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Dell XPS 13: Face-off!" LAPTOP Magazine 9:42 AM
  • "The time has come to remove Facebook from your life" Mashable 7:16 AM
  • "Ubuntu 17.04 review: Don't call it abandonware, per se/Technically, Ubuntu 17.10 is coming—but how much development will go into a dead desktop?" Ars Technica 7:16 AM
  • "Cassandra: Airline Laptop Risks and Alternative Solutions" eXtensions 6:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple publishes 'How to Shoot on iPhone 7' video series to website" AppleInsider 7:43 PM
  • "Five Apple Videos for Shooting with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus" The Mac Observer 9:17 PM
  • "Linksys Debuts Its First 2-in-1 Cable Modem and Wi-Fi Router" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows" TechCrunch 10:33 AM
  • "SoundHound can now make an Apple Music playlist from songs you identify" 9to5Mac 9:36 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Coach introduces new Apple Watch bands" [Slideshow] Macworld 9:14 AM
  • "'Hello? Is anybody out there?' A message from an unknown number. Will you answer?" Headup Games 8:43 AM
  • "The Sims are set to invade your phone with Android and iOS releases 'soon'" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Full-featured version of The Sims coming to iOS and Android 'soon' [Video] 9to5Mac 7:01 AM
  • "Is This the World's Best Calculator for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch?" Apple Must 6:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Build 2017: schedule and how to watch today's keynote" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Live from Microsoft's Build 2017 product keynote: Expect news on both Windows and HoloLens." Engadget 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Build 2017: Watch the day two keynote address live right here" BGR 12:40 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Build 2017 day two keynote right here! Yesterday was for developers. Today is all about you" Engadget 11:50 AM
  • "Live now: Previewing Windows 10 Redstone 3's new look, at Microsoft Build 2017 day 2" Ars Technica 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Talks Bringing Apps to Universal Windows Platform, Store" PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new features coming for continuity between devices" Neowin 3:25 PM
  • "Windows 10 Edge, IE: We're now blocking sites signed with SHA-1 certs, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft to add support for SUSE, Fedora Bash shells to Windows 10" ZDNet 5:37 PM
  • "Windows Server to join the Insider Program 'this summer'" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "Experimental Microsoft wearable helps woman with hand tremors caused by Parkinson's disease" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "IBM makes it so Star Trek Bridge Crew gets Watson-powered voice commands" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "IBM Watson adds voice commands to 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew'/You can tell a Starfleet crew member to do something and make it so." Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "IBM Brings Watson Powered VR Speech Sandbox to the Bridge of Star Trek" eWeek 7:34 AM
  • "Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line: Intel has released its Itanium 9700 chip, but that also means the end for the processor family" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Intel is concerned about the name of John McAfee's Privacy Phone: It should be concerned about how ruddy tough it is" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Intel concerned about name of John McAfee's privacy phone: Intel is involved in a trademark dispute with security expert John McAfee" IDG News Service 7:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 the most welcomed CPUs in 7 years" Ocaholic 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Whitehaven Monster Enthusiast CPU With 16 Cores And 32 Threads Spotted" HotHardware 4:47 PM
  • "Dell EMC's 'Embrace and Extend' Cloud Strategy Coming into Focus" eWeek 7:43 PM
  • "Australia a priority market for Michael Dell" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Dell and Circular Board Advise Women Entrepreneurs: Go Ask Alice" Xconomy 7:54 AM
  • "VMware Introduces Integrations with Dell EMC to Accelerate Workforce Transformation" Markets Insider 7:54 AM
  • "VMware-Dell integration kicks off with on-prem VDI-and-PC-as-a-service: If it weren't for the pricing, this would be very dull stuff indeed" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "Dell combines venture capital units after mega-merger with EMC" Global Times 7:54 AM
  • "Michael Dell – still no regrets" IT Online 7:55 AM
  • "Michael Dell: Being Private Gives Dell Technologies An Advantage" Silicon UK 7:55 AM
  • "Wedded bliss... ball and chain – how's that Dell EMC honeymoon going? Well, the divorce lawyers haven't been called yet" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "View From The Airport: Dell EMC World 2017" IT PRO 7:55 AM
  • "Dell Technologies plans to set up a fourth research and development hub (R&D) in Pune: The world's largest privately held tech company Dell Technologies plans to set up a fourth research and development hub (R&D) in Pune. This will be the American company's fourth R&D center in India after Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai." The Economic Times 7:55 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Capital Promises $100 Million Annual Investment" Silicon UK 7:56 AM
  • "The company is participating in various government projects like e-Passport Sewa and the Central Board of Direct Taxes tax collection portal built on the Dell Technologies platform." Financial Express 7:56 AM
  • "HP laptops have been recording users' keystrokes since 2015: Dodgy update turned audio driver 'effectively into keylogging spyware'" The Inquirer 8:24 AM
  • "HPE Accelerates Real-Time Insights For Deep Learning" CXO Today 7:57 AM
  • "HPE bows to inevitable: Integrity servers get latest Itanium engine and container off-ramp/Will provide workload transition via Linux containers" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "HP, Intel building Cortana-powered devices" Mirage News 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125 million" TechCrunch 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Chart: Apple short interest on the rise" Apple 3.0 7:16 AM
  • "Apple and Energous: Wall Street buys the rumor" Apple 3.0 11:50 AM
  • "Apple supplier AAC Technologies sinks after short seller report" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:54 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P and Nasdaq from record levels as retail stocks tank" CNBC 11:51 AM
  • "Snap's Slump Pulls Tech Lower Threatening to End Nasdaq's Record-Making Streak" TheStreet 11:52 AM
  • "As Aetna Dumps ObamaCare, Stock Hits All-Time High" FOXBusiness 9:09 PM
  • "Stocks Climb Off Worst Levels But Remain Mostly Lower - U.S. Commentary" Nasdaq 11:53 AM
  • "Stocks Retreat on Disappointing Earnings: Indexes have barely budged in recent sessions, which some investors attribute to solid U.S. economic data" [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei advances as investors mull earnings" MarketWatch 7:45 AM
  • "FTSE 100 steady after Bank of England cuts GDP growth outlook" MarketWatch 7:45 AM

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