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  • "Vestager: Ireland 'taking too long' to recover Apple tax"  News Talk 7:28 AM
  • "Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a glucose-monitoring device"  Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook is testing a glucose tracker for the Apple Watch" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook is reportedly testing Apple Watch-connected diabetes tracker" The Next Web 7:13 AM
  • "15 reasons Apple leads the mobile enterprise" Computerworld 9:15 AM
  • "Execs from Apple, other tech firms to talk immigration and government modernization at White House meeting" AppleInsider 8:21 PM
  • "We Did It Again: Deleted Notes Extracted from iCloud" Elcomsoft 1:58 PM
  • "Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window" AppleInsider 1:57 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing your iTunes library" Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "How to Fill Out PDF Forms and Documents on Mac" OS X Daily 1:57 PM
  • "Making Numbers Formulas Easier To Read" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "Learning a Language? You Need This macOS Dictionary Tip" Apple Must 7:18 AM
  • "Why you might want to be a Slacker, too" Seattle Times 8:25 PM
  • "Did Apple just kill tenths of loyal websites?" Mac Gamer HQ 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "Ready for Take Off – Endless Space 2 Available Now on Steam" ["...available now on Steam for Windows and Mac OS"] Amplitude Studios 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Survey: Android devices now have lower failure rates than iPhones"  phoneArena 7:30 AM
  • "Exploding headphones not our fault: Apple/An Australian woman whose face, hands and hair were burned when her headphones exploded on a plane won't be compensated by manufacturer Apple because third-party batteries were at fault."  Australian Associated Press 7:27 AM
  • "Apple blames exploding headphones on third-party battery" TechRadar UK 7:30 AM
  • "Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries" The Verge 2:51 PM
  • "Data Forensics Company Recovers Notes Data Apple Claims is Deleted" The Mac Observer 8:11 PM
  • "Toyota CEO on Tesla: 'what they are producing is something close to an iPhone'"  Electrek 10:49 AM
  • "NY State records show what Apple & other tech companies spend lobbying against the right to repair" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Funds Lobbyists to Oppose New York 'Right to Repair' Bill" iDrop News 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Posts Four More iPhone 7 Photography Tutorials [Video] iClarified 3:45 PM
  • "Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple introduces the doomed Apple III" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Killing the NES Classic Edition looks like a worse and worse idea" BGR 8:12 PM
  • "AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
  • "DDOS Attacks Are Trying to Bring WannaCry Ransomware Back" Wired 1:00 PM
  • "New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft's hatred for USB-C" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances" AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst for children's mental health" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped" The Register 6:49 AM
  • "Trusting Siri, Apple's Diabetes Wristband -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-19" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
  • "Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
  • "New MacBook Pros as WWDC? Don't miss this week's CultCast!" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks with makers of tools for pro musicians at Moogfest" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple to ship 5-6 million 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablets in 2017, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
  • "New Report Reaffirms 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Announcement At WWDC 2017" Redmond Pie 5:57 PM
  • "TPK hikes 3D Touch price for iPhone with OLED, says paper" DigiTimes 7:01 AM
  • "Component cost for 3D Touch module in OLED iPhone to rise by 150%, amidst rumors of premium priced iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "New 'iPhone 8' 3D Touch tech rumored to be more expensive than Apple expected" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Said to Be Increasing Production of Rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro" MacRumors 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Increasing 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Ahead of Launch" The Mac Observer 10:09 AM
  • "Apple iOS 10.3.2 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "Jailbreak developer hacks NFC on iPhone 6s to talk to NFC devices" 9to5Mac 10:12 AM
  • "iPhone hacked by jailbreak developer to interact with NFC devices" iDownload Blog 11:12 AM
  • "NFC on iPhone Can Be Unlocked, but Should You Care?" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM

  • "HTC U11 vs Apple iPhone 7: The weigh-in/How do HTC and Apple's top phone compare on specs?" Stuff Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "Why I love Apple's hideous Smart Battery Case" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Review: Apple's new sleep monitor is too fiddly" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "FLI Charge review: Versatile wireless charging pad works with USB gadgets, too" Macworld 7:03 AM
  • "We got one of Apple's patented round pizza boxes" The Outline 10:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Friday 5: Things 3 is more than just a visual overhaul [Video] 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "SoundHound vs. Shazam: Which music identification service should you use?" iMore 11:26 AM
  • "Times of Day for the Best Images: Golden Hour One for iOS" eXtensions 6:25 AM
  • "Gmail Smart Reply: How To Turn the Feature Off" Time 9:11 AM
  • "How to share iCloud Photo Sharing albums with others" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "How to see how much storage space is available on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 1:58 PM
  • "Why Apple wants to outlaw people from fixing their own iPhones" Business Insider 8:25 PM
  • "The smaller iPad Pro should be coming next month" BGR 8:12 PM
  • "Dr. Mac Says He Can Save You an Hour a Day for Life (for Free)" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "A Stellar Concept Video for iOS 11 and the Rebirth of the Mac" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "Imagining the introduction of a 'Siri Speaker'" Six Colors 11:04 AM
  • "Championing the Mac Pro"  iMore 10:17 AM
  • "The 'Holy Grail' in Diabetes"  512 Pixels 10:17 AM
  • "A look at 100 awesome iOS 11 features we hope Apple introduces at WWDC" BGR 2:44 PM
  • "iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Concept Video"  MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's Sad, Sad Numbers" TeraTalks 8:22 AM
  • "Is iPhone Facial Recognition A Good Idea?" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "This Is What the Apple iPhone 8 Looks Like? You're Kidding, Right?" RealMoney 7:59 AM
  • "Comment: Google and ASUS provide a glimpse of the AR features we might see in the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "About Apple's Marketshare Myth" Mac360 7:51 AM
  • "Tech companies are addicting people, but is that so bad?"  The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "Apple And The Talking Box Fantasy" Mac360 8:45 AM
  • "The computer as appliance: Moving beyond the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri/Can digital assistants evolve so that we don't need so many disparate devices?"  Macworld 7:03 AM
  • "Prepare Yourself For Ransomeware Hell" Mashable 1:19 PM
  • "Wanawiki is the WannaCry fix that might save affected PCs—if you work fast" PCWorld 1:19 PM
  • "Here's how Trump's FCC affects you" CNNMoney 1:00 PM
  • "Review: Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet you probably shouldn't buy [Video] 9to5Google 11:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Finger Spinner' Tops the Free App Charts as the Fidget Spinner Craze Goes Digital" Touch Arcade 2:44 PM
  • "Capcom's classic Ghouls'n Ghosts slashes its way onto iOS" Cult of Mac 10:12 AM
  • "Ford's first over-the-air software update adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars using over-the-air updates" VentureBeat 9:33 PM
  • "'Eggggg - The Platform Puker' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 7:59 AM
  • "Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors" Architosh 7:14 AM
  • "Scream Flying released for iOS Devices - The Ultimate Voice Control Game" prMac 7:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "It's Windows 7 — not Windows XP — that's to blame for the spread of WannaCry ransomware" BetaNews 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Windows XP vulnerability didn't help spread WannaCry" V3 11:47 AM
  • "Windows XP hit by WannaCry ransomware? This tool could decrypt your infected files" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?" Tech Times 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft held back a free WannaCry patch, report says" CNET 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft to open Africa datacentres to seek edge in cloud push" The Star: Malaysia 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Builds Cloud Data Centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town" Converge! 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Opens First Cloud Data Centers in South Africa" eWeek 8:26 PM
  • "Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365: Microsoft's cloud just grew its reach with new regions" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 S Will Not Support the Linux Subsystem" Thurrott 8:13 PM
  • "Linux distros won't work on Microsoft's new Windows 10 S" Neowin 8:14 PM
  • "IBM's quantum computer gets powerful upgrade" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "The Morning Download: IBM Winding Down Era of Remote Work" WSJ Blogs 8:54 AM
  • "IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office" CNNMoney 2:43 PM
  • "IBM Accelerator Program To Help Drive Business Adoption Of Blockchain" Silicon UK 8:53 AM
  • "IBM unleashes blockchain accelerator for start-ups" Banking Tech 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Scientists Demonstrate Ballistic Nanowire Connections for Quantum Computing" CDR Info 8:50 AM
  • "HP Launches Elite x2 1012 G2 2-in-1: 12.3-Inch Display, Kaby Lake, 1 TB SSD, 16 GB LPDDR3, TB3" AnandTech 8:47 AM
  • "Dell EMC man: Hyperconverged is love, hyperconverged is life, but won't kill SAN yet" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Cork student astronomer Cormac Larkin bags $1,000 at Intel ISEF 2017" SiliconRepublic 8:45 AM
  • "Shuttle XC60J IPC Powered by Intel Apollo Lake Celeron SoC" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "AMD's RX Vega Won't Launch Until Later This Year" ExtremeTech 5:20 PM
  • "AMD's next GPU generation is almost ready" The Verge 2:05 PM
  • "AMD Vega Softlaunch Confirmed For Computex 2017, Market Availability Later In June" SegmentNext 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega will appear at Computex—but launch comes later" Ars Technica UK 8:42 AM
  • "Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work and play PC with AMD's 6-core CPU champion" PCWorld Australia 8:42 AM
  • "AMD To Show Radeon RX VEGA at Computex - But no availability" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.5.2" Softpedia 8:41 AM
  • "Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem" SBC NEWS 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Sank To A 3-Month Low On Disappointing Forecast" RTTNews 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco Extends Layoffs to 1,100 More Positions" Coverge! 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $11.94bn, up 3.1%" Converge! 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stock market storms to session high, pares weekly loss: Deere, Applied Materials, Ross Stores shares on the move" MarketWatch 3:47 PM
  • "Stocks Come Off Highs on More Developments in Trump-Russia Quagmire" TheStreet 3:47 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Up but Off Session Highs on Renewed Political Fears" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Stocks Higher, Wiping Out Most of Midweek Tumble: Analysts say investors looking past political turmoil to economy, earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks stabilize after uneasy week of trading: Banking stocks weigh in Australia, Nikkei down slightly" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "European stocks end higher as investors start digging out of Trump-inspired rout: European stocks finished Friday's session higher, modestly recovering from a selloff spurred by U.S. political drama that dragged major regional benchmarks into the red for the week." MarketWatch 12:12 PM

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