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Tuesday Highlights: Apple continues to be chip in trade and tariff wars with troubled Turkey threatening boycott of iPhones; Jonny Evans imagines ways "Apple's AI imaging vision may save lives"; new law proposal in Australia could fine tech firms up to $7.3 million for non compliance in handing over encrypted private data; researcher says warnings in macOS "trivial for malware to suppress and bypass"; Macworld calls PhotoBulk 2 a "Swiss Army Knife...for batch image processing" on the Mac; apparently Apple's aggressive arguments against Apple Park property taxes see company "claiming...cluster of properties around Apple Park is worth just $200"; Sainsbury supermarket experimenting with "scan, pay and go technology" in London; most analysts agree HomePod is at 6% marketshare, but disagree over how many have been sold; TrendForce study predicts budget version among new iPhones coming this Fall, starting at $699—more in our Hardware/Software section; Creqtive Bloq reviews 13" 2018 MacBook Pro with Blackmagic eGPU.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Who was Steve Jobs? Tech trailblazer and co-founder of the Apple empire"  Telegraph 1:00 PM
  • "The iPhone Decade"  Fortune 1:10 PM
  • "China is Apple's biggest problem right now" ["According to Bernstein analysts Toni Sacconaghi Jr. and Daniel Chen, iPhone sales have dropped 20% in China. 'Apple's recent weakness in China has largely been due to iPhone.'"]  Business Insider 7:02 AM
  • "Would Apple Dare Kill The MacBook? It Looks More Likely Than Ever Before"  Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Apple & Nokia End Patent Row, Forge New Partnership" Zacks 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's New Diversity Officer Will Report Directly to the CEO" Fortune 7:21 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple launches app development curriculum for high school and community college students" Apple 6:56 AM
  • "Apple Launches App Development Curriculum for High School & Community College Students" Business Wire 6:56 AM
  • "Apple targets community college students with new a Swift coding course" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
  • "Apple launches App Development Curriculum for college" Mashable 6:48 AM
  • "Apple Extends Swift Programming Education Program To High School And Community Colleges" Forbes 6:28 AM
  • "Apple launches new Swift app development curriculum for free on iBooks, offered at six community colleges this fall" 9to5Mac 6:38 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Comprehensive Guide to Mac Trackpad Gestures and Force Touch" The Mac Observer 3:22 PM
  • "How to Clear Internet Cookies in Safari on the Mac" MacTrast 10:48 AM
  • "Creating a Good Writing Environment In Pages" MacMost 9:55 AM
  • "How to Change the Default Web Browser on Mac" iDrop News 2:34 PM
  • "How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar" Macworld 7:20 AM
Op/Ed
  • "macOS 10.13 Wish List: What we want from Apple's big update" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "iCloud vs. iTunes backups, government demands, your privacy, and a plea for optional encryption" iMore 1:01 PM
Press Releases
  • "Teampaper Snap — app to take screenshots and comment them for macOS" Teampaper Stnap 3:22 PM
  • "Precise Screenshot 1.5 - Get screenshots on Mac as never before" Tension Software 7:50 AM
  • "Seal, a free FCP X template, makes it easy to create introduction seals for your videos" Apple World Today 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is testing 5G: Why this matters to the iOS enterprise"  Computerworld 6:15 AM
  • "Apple's re-launched 32 GB iPhone 6 now on sale in the UK" 9to5Mac 6:38 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs's Motorcycle Inspired Apple's Beautiful Designs" Inc. 7:16 AM
  • "What It's Like to Use an Original Macintosh in 2017: The Internet Archive's new software emulator will take you back to 1984." The Atlantic 4:21 PM
  • "You can buy a prototype iPad right now for $5,000" BGR 8:27 PM
  • "Apple Celebrates Life and Work of Sir Roger Moore" RazMag 10:34 AM
  • "Jony Ive's BFF has created a spectacular new timepiece" Cult of Mac 7:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface" TechCrunch 6:02 PM
  • "FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack: There are concerns it's trying to hide grassroots support for net neutrality." Engadget 2:34 PM
  • "EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech" Engadget 1:14 PM
  • "T-Mobile Will Pay Off Your Phone if You Switch From Verizon" PC Magazine 12:09 PM
  • "Google Adds Family-Friendly Features to Calendar, Keep, Photos" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "2.6 million comments in, the FCC has changed almost nothing about its net neutrality proposal" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "Samsung responds to discovery that Galaxy S8's iris scanner can be tricked by a photo" BGR 10:34 AM
  • "Malware Scourge Threatens Billions of Android Devices" Apple Must 10:08 AM
  • "Amazon Expanding Into Los Angeles" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Hackers Trick Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition Using a Printed Photo and a Contact Lens" MacRumors 6:37 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #17124: Michael E. Cohen Takes Control of Apple's Pages On All Platforms" MacVoices 8:01 PM
  • "Samsung's Iris Scanning Joke, Crappy Business is Not OK, and PC Design -ACM 412" The Mac Observer 5:52 PM
  • "Podcast 560: By the non-pricking of my thumbs" Macworld 3:39 PM
  • "Clockwise #190: Mcgruff The Password Dog" Six Colors 1:01 PM
  • "Apple Wants you to Know Swift, Smarthome Fatigue -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-24" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Episode 171: 'We Walk Miles in Parking Lots'" The Committed 7:00 AM
  • "Off the Tracks - A Documentary About How Final Cut Pro X is Disrupting the Post Production Industry" fcp.co 6:56 AM
  • "Why Google Assistant for iPhone can't replace Siri just yet" Macworld 6:38 AM
  • "Queen guitarist Brian May on his new 3D photo book, virtual reality, and what he wants from the new iPhone" Business Insider 6:33 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "This is the first ever hands-on video showing a mockup of Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 7:17 AM
  • "Here's Apple's New iPhone 8, Maybe" TheStreet 7:44 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 renders show rear Touch ID and color variations" 9to5Mac 11:45 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Watch Proves Most Accurate at Measuring Heart Rate in New Fitness Tracker Study"  MacRumors 9:18 PM
  • "New study finds Apple Watch to be most accurate at measuring heart rate, calorie tracking subpar" 9to5Mac 9:18 PM
  • "Foxconn, Sharp to invest in micro LED R&D" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing" AppleInsider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple could start building micro-LED screens by end of 2017" iDownload Blog 10:12 AM
  • "Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u] AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Arcuri: Apple still scrambling to get OLED right" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Marshall Monitor Black Bluetooth Headphones" iLounge 3:26 PM
  • "Wired vs Wireless: Which headphones should you get?" iMore 11:05 AM
  • "Garmin Virb 360 Review: For shooting action in every direction, Garmin's new Virb 360 is the cam to beat" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "Review: Archeer 2-in-1 Charging Station for iPhone and Apple Watch" Apple World Today 2:35 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Digit review: Online savings account service to help you save money needs better controls/Digit is a service that builds savings by automatically withdrawing from your checking account. But its limited controls may left you short with your cash on hand." Macworld 10:26 AM
  • "Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which is better for iPhone users? Google Assistant is now available on iOS, giving Siri new competition on her home turf. But which voice assistant is better for you?" [Slideshow] Macworld 6:38 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Record iPhone or iPad Screen Without a Computer" iDrop News 2:34 PM
  • "How to add an AirPort Express to an AirPort Extreme to extend wireless networks" TechRepublic 11:05 AM
  • "How To Get Rid Of Unwanted iPhone Apps The Easy Way" Digital Trends 10:46 AM
  • "How To Factory Reset An iPhone (Every Generation)" Digital Trends 7:16 AM
  • "Install Kodi on Apple TV 4, 3 and 2: Detailed Process Tutorial" AddictiveTips 7:01 AM
Tips
  • "In Search of the Simple Sign-In" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:59 PM
  • "PSA: Many major media players vulnerable to attack via malicious subtitles files [Video] 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "A Kaby Lake Processor Upgrade For The MacBook Air After All? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:26 PM
  • "New leak proves we still have no idea what the iPhone 8 will look like" Mashable 3:26 PM
  • "Don't let that ugly iPhone 8 model scare you – this is what the real thing will look like" BGR 1:09 PM
  • "How Apple might avoid that ugly iPhone 8 design that we all hate" BGR 12:59 PM
  • "Beware The New MacBook Pro At WWDC" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation's Unfair Apple Inc. iPad Call-Out: Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro may seem like similar devices that can be compared directly, but this Fool argues that that isn't the case." The Motley Fool 10:39 AM
  • "Apple Needs What Amazon Makes" Mac360 10:08 AM
  • "Security: iPhone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8" NoodleMac 10:07 AM
  • "Apple's Old FaceTime vs. Amazon's New Chime" TeraTalks 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft's Mac And iPad Problem" Mac360 10:07 AM
  • "Tower of power, Apple-branded display promise Mac resurgence: New Prosumer Tower design sensible, time-proven. But will Apple pull trigger to fill lagging Mac lineup hole?" Computerworld 9:55 AM
  • "Why Netflix profits grew 544% and Apple's only 5%" Apple 3.0 7:01 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 Preview: What to expect from Apple's first keynote of the year!" iMore 10:37 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 Wish List: 4 accessibility features Apple needs to add to iOS and macOS" Macworld 6:38 AM
Non-Apple
  • "GOP, Businesses Want to Fill Your Voicemail Without Calling Your Phone" The Mac Observer 8:04 PM
  • "Reality Check: What Does, and Doesn't, Protect Your Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:21 PM
  • "Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you? Gmail and Inbox are both great, but one of them is better." Greenbot 6:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitter brings support for live, 360 degree video to its Apple TV app" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "The best MIDI keyboards for Mac and Logic Pro" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Apple AirPods Firmware 3.7.2 Update Released, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 3:26 PM
  • "Dash Returns to the iOS App Store" MacStories 2:34 PM
  • "Sphero unveils iOS-controlled Lightning McQueen racer for $300" 9to5Mac 1:00 PM
  • "Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support" AppleInsider 11:45 AM
  • "ImageFramer 4.0 adds major features for Photographers and Artists" prMac 10:26 AM
  • "An iPhone and Mac could be all you need to renew your eyeglasses prescription" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
  • "Elgato's expansive Thunderbolt 3 Dock for new MacBook Pros launching on June 6" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Is Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock an Essential MacBook Pro Companion?" Apple Must 8:37 AM
  • "Garmin Unveils iPhone Compatible 5.7K 'VIRB 360' Camera [Video] iClarified 10:33 AM
  • "Introducing the VIRB® 360: An immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience from Garmin®" Business Wire 6:57 AM
  • "Ikea's smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
  • "Unity's 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit—In Pictures" Architosh 6:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is reinventing how it makes the 'massive machinery' that is Windows" Business Insider 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report" Reuters 6:53 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft to buy security firm Hexadite for $100M as Cloudyn still in progress" TechCrunch 10:25 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly eyeing Israeli security company Hexadite" GeekWire 3:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Unveils New Version of Surface Pro Tablet" Bloomberg Video 6:49 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils updated Surface Pro - Kaby Lake CPU, new keyboard and not much else" V3 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft completes version of Windows 10 modified for the Chinese government" V3 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft provides tools and resources to help companies comply with the EU's GDPR" Neowin 5:50 PM
  • "IBM's new platform readies open source databases for private cloud" TechRepublic 11:05 AM
  • "IBM's compute, storage tech powers Qatar Genome Program: According to IBM, the Qatar Genome Program is one of the world's largest national genome medical research projects." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "IBM is in a fight to keep up with big spending rivals in the cloud" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "HP FYQ2 Beats, Ups Year Outlook; 'Good to Be in the Driver's Seat,' Says CEO" Barron's 3:26 PM
  • "HP tops Q2 targets as PC sales increase 10 percent" ZDNet 4:19 PM
  • "HP Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides" Seeking Alpha 8:00 PM
  • "HP Earnings: What to Watch/HP is gaining market share as the personal-computer market stabilizes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:49 AM
  • "HPE flashes out 3PAR, Nimble and MSA kit" The Register 12:59 PM
  • "Intel's Plan to Thunderbolt 3 All of the Things" Wired 11:00 AM
  • "Intel is making it cheaper to build great USB-C ports: Royalty-free licensing could lead to wider adoption" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt into future CPUs" The Tech Report 11:00 AM
  • "Intel to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into future CPUs, discontinue royalties" Neowin 5:50 PM
  • "Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption: And the company has promised that it'll put Thunderbolt 3 controllers into its processors." Ars Technica 8:11 PM
  • "Intel helps advance genomics analytics with new architecture" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake 'Next-Generation Xeon Scalable Platform' Family Demoed – 59% Faster, Utilizes Up To 6 TB of Optane DIMMs, Launching in 2018" WCCFTech 11:00 AM
  • "Why AMD Is Intel's Only Competitor" Investopedia 3:25 PM
  • "AMD CEO Puts Rumors To Rest: 'We're Not Looking At Enabling A Competitor To Compete With Our Products'" Benzinga 11:00 AM
  • "AMD: Expect Radeon RX Vega in July - right after the Frontier Edition" V3 10:57 AM
  • "AMD: Rosenblatt Impressed With 'Epyc' Sockets, 'Ryzen' Yields" Barron's 11:43 AM
  • "The best Radeon RX graphics cards: Every AMD GPU for PC gaming" PCWorld 7:25 AM
  • "Cisco launches IoT platform, partners with Microsoft Azure: The Cisco IoT Operations Platform includes tools to mange connections at scale via the company's technologies and industry partners." ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move/Google, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services are all piling artificial intelligence capabilities onto their software stacks" IDG News Service 7:25 AM
  • "The PC market is going more high end" CNBC Videos 6:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "CBO says Republican health bill would leave 23 million fewer people insured: AHCA would cut deficit by $119 billion, budget office says" MarketWatch 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Add to Gains as Fed Supports Balance Sheet Reduction, Rate Hike 'Soon'" TheStreet 4:20 PM
  • "S&P 500 hits record high close following Fed minutes" Reuters 4:19 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Fed Hints at June Interest-Rate Increase: Materials, real-estate, utility stocks lead S&P 500 higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Chinese stocks rise, push past 1st China credit downgrade in nearly 30 years: Kospi at record; Nikkei gains" MarketWatch 7:49 AM
  • "European stock gains limited as auto, mining shares fall; Draghi on deck: Draghi to speak in Madrid" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

 
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