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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm accusing Apple of trade secret theft and giving chip secrets to Intel—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; aftermath of Apple/Salesforce deal huge for Apple in enterprise; "'background tag reading' NFC update...could be transformational for everyday iPhone owners"; Loup Ventures' music case study finds Spotify still atop global streaming market, but Apple growth hot; macOS Mojave released, but security flaw discovered—find plenty of tips, tricks, how-tos for the new macOS in our OS X section including how new stacks feature cleans up your desktop, and more; Marzipan in Mojave controversial, and The Next Web ranks features from best to worst; Ars Technica on possible legal issues that could arise with auto-911 Apple Watch calls after a fall; Foxconn reportedly taking more iPhone XR orders to avoid delays; Mashable reviews new Apple Watch; Mark Gurman reviews XS Max, while CNET compares cameras between X and XS.

  • "Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business cooperation agreement, settle all litigation: Nokia and Apple announced today that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license."  Apple 6:59 AM
  • "Nokia and Apple Sign Patent License & Business Cooperation Agreement, Settle All Litigation" Business Wire 6:53 AM
  • "Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners: Companies agree to a multi-year patent license deal after long-running intellectual property disputes" [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute" Reuters 12:37 PM
  • "Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:00 AM
  • "Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row" BBC 7:00 AM
  • "Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Apple May Have Structured Its Nokia Settlement With Its Qualcomm Lawsuit In Mind" TheStreet 12:37 PM
  • "Today at Apple could make Apple's growth troubles a thing of the past: Apple has officially launched its new series of retail classes, and it could dramatically change the way we look at Apple stores." Macworld 6:42 AM
  • "Apple, iOS, and IBM are transforming retail, one shop at a time" Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Apple discourages Supreme Court from granting Samsung's petition; Washington panel discussion on Thursday" Foss Patents 3:48 PM
  • "Weakening US Dollar poised to boost Apple's sales performance overseas" AppleInsider 6:10 PM
  • "How to Keep a Mac Efficient and Well Maintained—Part 3" Envato Tuts+ 10:09 AM
  • "Screens 4.0 for macOS Adds Curtain Mode, Drag-And-Drop File Transfers, Touch Bar Support, and More" MacStories 10:09 AM
  • "Restarting the Dock, Finder or Your Whole Mac With the Terminal" MacMost 7:46 AM
  • "More Drag And Drop Mac Files To Upload" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "WWDC Predictions for 2017: What To Expect from Apple" Apple Gazette 11:51 AM
  • "The Mac Browsers From China" Mac 360 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "1Password Adds 'Travel Mode' Feature for Added Security While Traveling" MacStories 2:07 PM
  • "Screens 4 for macOS adds drag-and-drop file transfers, curtain mode, more" Six Colors 1:06 PM
  • "Screens 4 for macOS brings new look, file transfers and more" Cult of Mac 12:37 PM
  • "Invoices 3.1.1 , to create, manage and print commercial invoices on Mac." Tension Software 8:30 AM
  • "SurfPro VPN for Mac Protects Data While Offering Unrestricted Web Access" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Joyoshare introduces Media Cutter 1.0 - Smart New Video Splitting Tool" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Announcing SoftRAID version 5.6" SoftRAID 6:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple reveals it received a secret national security letter: Authorities demanded data from twice as many Macs, iPhones, iPads in the second-half of last year than the first-half, despite fewer overall requests." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices" AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "For the first time, Apple reports a National Security Letter" Mashable 7:39 AM
  • "The FBI let Apple reveal the existence of a secret inquiry" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "India offers tax concessions to Apple to expand production: official" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Apple reportedly plans to perform 5G internet tests in Cupertino: Testing millimeter wave technology for the iPhone" The Verge 9:37 PM
  • "With iPhone Assembly Just Started Last Week In India, Apple Is Already Looking To Expand" Forbes 6:43 AM
  • "comScore Ranks the Top U.S. Smartphone Apps for April 2017" PRNewswire 6:54 AM
  • "iPhone Sales Flat in Q1 2017 as Chinese Phone Makers Increase Global Market Share" MacRumors 7:02 AM
  • "iPhone SE Tops Customer Satisfaction Survey Despite Shift Towards Larger Screens" MacRumors 7:01 AM
  • "Despite more powerful competition, iPhone SE tops new customer satisfaction survey" 9to5Mac 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's HR head Denise Young Smith moving to newly created Inclusion and Diversity VP role" 9to5Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Apple's HR head Denise Young Smith is now leading its diversity efforts" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Apple hires first VP of diversity" CNNMoney 1:06 PM
  • "CEO who once likened Apple to Hitler steps down" Cult of Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, On How To Think Like Steve Jobs And Market Like Pepsi" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs attempts a boardroom coup" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Target to Pay $18.5 Million to 47 States in Security Breach Settlement" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:11 PM
  • "Verizon confirms that a new TV streaming service is on the way" BGR 8:31 PM
  • "Google is making even more products family friendly" Mashable 12:55 PM
  • "Alphabet's self-driving car division could be worth $70 billion" The Next Web 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft explains how the new Surface Pro will compete with Apple — and why it's not calling it a tablet anymore" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft claims its new Surface Pen is the fastest in the world" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft just introduced a new $800 MacBook Air killer with 13.5 hours of battery life"  Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "AppAdvice Podcast Episode 20: Beholding A Squad Of New App Store Releases To Journey Through" AppAdvice 7:13 PM
  • "Road to Macstock: Volunteer Brian Henson On Making Macstock Run Smoothly" MacVoices 2:29 PM
  • "IKEA Says Hello to HomeKit, Apple's Diversity Biss, Huawei Targets the MacBook -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-23" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Here's proof Apple is working on a technology that will increase the iPhone's internet speeds" Business Insider 3:46 PM
  • "10.5-Inch iPad Pro 3D Renderings Include Three Microphones and Thinner 7mm Side Bezels" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "The iPhone 8's final design might've just been spotted in the wild" BGR 3:57 PM
  • "Another 'iPhone 8' Dummy Model Surfaces [Photos] iClarified 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung to double OLED shipment for iPhone 9: report"  Korea Herald 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "Sketchy report says 2018 'iPhone 9' to feature OLED screens in two new sizes" 9to5Mac 10:08 AM
  • "iPhone 7 and 7 Plus get a stable jailbreak on iOS 10.1.1 with extra_recipe+yaluX" iDownload Blog 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch versus GPS reference clock" The Loop 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Apple Pencil for iPhone, a Hardware Security Attachment & Much more" Patently Apple 7:08 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at iPhones (and Macs?) that can use the Apple Pencil" Apple World Today 8:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "Mercury Accelsior Pro Q: 2000 Megabytes at 2000 Megabytes/sec" Bare Feats 5:26 PM
  • "K'ablekey review: Versatile iPhone flash drive doubles as Lightning charge cable" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Review: Mytek Brooklyn Digital-to-Analog Converter" iLounge 2:06 PM
  • "Why I Skipped NAS, RAID, and Time Machine Backups On My Mac" McSolo 7:41 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App of the week: Moment can help rein in your smartphone addiction/We're all a bit too glued to our smartphones, and it can take a real wakeup call to make you realize you need to put it down for a while. Track your iOS-device screen time with Moment." TechRepublic 3:52 PM
  • "Daylight -iOS Photography app for Understanding What Light is Available, Where and When" eXtensions 9:56 AM
  • "How a fitness app helped me get strong — and lose 20 pounds along the way" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "How to remove a Windows Boot Camp installation from your Mac [Video] 9to5Mac 6:17 PM
  • "How to Use New 1Password Travel Mode to Protect Your Data" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "How to Fix iMessage 'Waiting for Activation' Error on iPhone or iPad" iDrop News 3:52 PM
  • "How to Enable Touch ID for App Store and iTunes Purchases" iDrop News 3:52 PM
  • "How to sync past events in your Calendar on your iPhone and Mac: To keep a proper record of your calendar, you need to adjust a setting in iOS." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Which iPhone upgrade program is the best?" 9to5Mac 5:25 PM
  • "iOS 10: Disabling Slack Indexing Might Improve Spotlight Search -Here's How to Do It" The Mac Observer 2:00 PM
  • "Apple's WWDC 2017: Predictions and tips on how to watch the developer event" TechRepublic 7:08 AM
  • "eXtensions: Wednesday File (6) -To Sleep, to Sleep, Perchance to Dream" eXtensions 9:42 PM
  • "Apple a step closer to 5G iPhone" Neowin 9:37 PM
  • "Apple and Nokia bury the hatchet: Lawsuits get settled, but what about the companies wielding Nokia patents?" Ars Technica 7:13 PM
  • "No PC Maker Can 'Go After' Apple MacBooks with Good Design" The Mac Observer 4:00 PM
  • "Is This Apple Inc. iPhone 9 Rumor Legitimate? Next year's OLED-based iPhone models could come in two screen sizes." The Motley Fool 2:31 PM
  • "Feature Request: iPad Workouts Dashboard for Apple Watch exercises" 9to5Mac 1:29 PM
  • "The iPhone 8 could push Apple closer to a lofty milestone by the end of the decade" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "Here's why Apple Pay could beat contactless cards in the UK" Business Insider 10:36 AM
  • "Opinion: Is Microsoft leading Apple in PC innovation, or is it all gimmickry?"  9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Solved: iPad Pro vs. MacBook vs. Pro" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "A Few Words About The $1,000 iPhone" PixoBebo 8:30 AM
  • "Nokia and Apple say give peace a chance" Apple Must 7:02 AM
  • "Scare tactics: Apple must live in fear" Macworld 6:43 AM
  • "5 Reasons Apple's Android Attack Site is Totally Justified" Apple Must 6:37 AM
  • "The FCC's case against net neutrality rests on a deliberate misrepresentation of how the internet works"  TechCrunch 3:52 PM
  • "Microsoft launches new Surface Pro like Apple, with an edge/Commentary: A new video surfaces for Microsoft's latest Surfaces. It has a little funkiness to it." CNET 2:39 PM
  • "Google Home, Take 2" Thurrott 1:36 PM
  • "Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)/After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential." Computerworld 11:25 AM
  • "We Are All Kasparov: When Deep Blue beat the world chess champion 20 years ago, we learned a huge lesson. Just not the one we thought." Backchannel 10:01 AM
  • "Really, Huawei, you're calling your new devices 'MateBooks'?" Apple World Today 9:56 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook (2017) hands-on preview" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "The Future of TV: Close but not Here Yet – Tech.pinions – Perspective, Insight, Analysis" Tech.pinions 7:00 AM
  • "Tesla is to automakers what Apple was to Nokia circa 2007, says Marc Andreessen" Electrek 6:59 AM
  • "Comic: WWDC 2017 Checklist" iMore 8:34 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kodi 17.2 Coming To Fix Malicious Subtitles Issue And More" Redmond Pie 3:57 PM
  • "Google simplifies sharing notes, calendars and photos with family" Engadget 3:46 PM
  • "'Adventure Time' Is Coming to 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' in a Mathematical Mash-Up Pack" Touch Arcade 12:42 PM
  • "SurfPro VPN for Mac Protects Data While Offering Unrestricted Web Access" MacPrices 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Brings Carrier Billing to Austria, France" TheStreet 11:09 AM
  • "Duet Display 2.0 brings new pro features to iPad-based drawing" 9to5Mac 10:36 AM
  • "Instagram updates Explore with new location and hashtag stories" 9to5Mac 10:08 AM
  • "This gadget turns iPhones into photo printers -- with a virtual twist" CNNMoney 7:14 AM
  • "When Facetime Won't Cut It, Elfkins Will Act Out Animated Messages To Your Kids" Digital Trends 7:13 AM
  • "TomTom Sports app now syncs with Google Fit and Apple Health for quicker fitness" Digital Trends 7:13 AM
  • "With 'Dead Age', Headup Games Unleashes Hordes of the Living Dead on iOS and Android" Headup Games 7:13 AM
  • "IKEA is Making HomeKit Smart Lights Affordable for Everyone" The Mac Observer 9:56 AM
  • "HomeKit light bulbs to start from $12 as Ikea announces smart lighting compatibility" 9to5Mac 6:55 AM
  • "TripAdvisor Unveils New Native iOS App Experience To Help Travelers Compare Hotel Prices And Plan Their Perfect Trip" PRNewswire 6:54 AM
  • "TV Yapp coming soon to iOS - Talk about TV" prMac 6:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro is official, with over 800 new enhancements" Neowin 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Pro arrives with Kaby Lake CPU, 13.5-hour battery life: And, er, not much else" The Inquirer 11:01 AM
  • "The all-new Surface Laptop is also coming to China" Neowin 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing Surface Studio to China" Neowin 11:22 AM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Surface event live from Shanghai via Tencent (update looks like it's blocked here)" OnMSFT 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft has condemned the Surface line to dongle hell" BGR 6:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Pen is the 'fastest digital pen on the planet'" Neowin 3:36 PM
  • "Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10" Associated Press 6:24 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows 10 China Government Edition" Neowin 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft moves court as several Xbox accounts are hacked: Microsoft files complaint in federal court says a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds in open market since 2015." The Indian Express 6:24 AM
  • "Surface Pro 4 receives a price cut ahead of the launch of new Surface Pro device" MSPoweruser 5:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Middle East chief: 'Cloud, big data, IoT are only part of the story'" ZDNet 5:45 AM
  • "Software engineer pleads guilty to nicking IBM source code: Jiaqiang Xu was found offering software based on the stolen code" The Inquirer 5:43 AM
  • "Intel introduces latest Windows 8, Android chip" bizhub 5:58 AM
  • "Intel launches Euclid Developers Kit for robot makers for $399" Liliputing 5:58 AM
  • "Intel May Lose Half Of Its Market Capitalization In 2 Years" Seeking Alpha 7:30 AM
  • "AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups" ExtremeTech 5:25 PM
  • "AMD RX Vega Cards To Support PCI-E 4.0, Releasing Within Next Couple Of Months" Droid Report 5:56 AM
  • "AMD manages high yields on Ryzen" Fudzilla 5:57 AM
  • "AMD Planning 2000 Series Ryzen Processors on 14nm+" eTeknix 5:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen in Gaming Laptop Confirmed by ASUS ROG, Alienware to Follow" Telegiz 5:57 AM
  • "LinkedIn, HPE launch nonprofit to support open datacenter designs" ZDNet 5:04 PM
  • "HP updates Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops" Hexus 5:49 AM
  • "HP's new Spectre x2 is a more sensible alternative to the Surface Pro 4" Gear 5:50 AM
  • "HP launches new premium laptop portfolio at Cannes Film Festival" Gizmodo India 5:51 AM
  • "HP Launches New Premium Laptops at Cannes Festival" Sci-Tech Today 5:51 AM
  • "HP Spectre x2, ENVY x360, ENVY laptop series launched at Cannes Film Festival: The new premium portfolio series launched by HP at the 14th Cannes Film Festival include Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops" The Indian Express 5:51 AM
  • "Creativity Unleashed As HP Debuts New Premium Pc Portfolio At Cannes Film Festival" Irish Tech News 5:50 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) Receives Average Rating of 'Hold' from Analysts" Chaffey Breeze 5:48 AM
  • "HP 'Fixes' Keylogger That Shipped With Laptops" FileHippo 5:49 AM
  • "Blockchain's Chasm of Death—and Who Will Make It Out" Fortune 6:11 AM
  • "IBM: Blockchain to Save Shipping 'Billions' of Dollars" Port Technology 6:11 AM
  • "IBM to employees: Work from office or find new job" Associated Press 6:12 AM
  • "Bluewolf: Competitors Should Be Scared About IBM And Salesforce AI Partnership" Silicon UK 6:13 AM
  • "IBM's ShinyHappy™ SAP deal papers over SaaS fail: Emptoris procurement product is being taken behind the shed just five years after acquisition" The Register 6:13 AM
  • "IBM Study: C-suite executives exploring blockchain aim to disrupt, not defend" The Nation, Thailand 6:13 AM
  • "Cisco - the IoT is happening now, and your business needs to take advantage" ITProPortal 5:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buy Apple because the iPhone 8 'super-cycle' is ahead, Credit Suisse says" CNBC 7:57 AM
  • "Apple China Checks: China Demand Disappointing, Expect An In-Line Quarter" Benzinga 12:07 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow Rise as White House Unveils Big Budget Cuts" TheStreet 5:06 PM
  • "Sears gets relief on debt, pensions" FOXBusiness 5:06 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Monday" Nasdaq 6:31 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Up, Led by Bank Shares: Investors are looking ahead to the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's May meeting on Wednesday" [Paid Membership Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Asian stocks rise as investors fret less about U.S. political concerns" MarketWatch 6:33 AM
  • "European stocks rise as eurozone economic activity hovers at 6-year high" MarketWatch 6:33 AM

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