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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.

  • "Qualcomm Seeks Injunction Against Apple's Suppliers: Qualcomm asked for a preliminary injunction to make Apple's contract electronics manufacturers, such as Hon Hai Precision, start paying Qualcomm royalties again, arguing that Apple has been trying to starve Qualcomm of royalties to 'force a settlement' because Apple knows it can't win in the courts."  Barron's 6:58 AM
  • "Qualcomm requests U.S. preliminary injunction against Apple's contract manufacturers" Foss Patents 11:17 AM
  • "Qualcomm wants manufacturers to pay up during its massive legal fight with Apple" Business Insider 7:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm wants Apple manufacturers to pay up: The chipmaker doubles down on its defense against Apple's lawsuit and requests an injunction against iPhone and iPad manufacturers." CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's needleless blood sugar tracker has an uphill battle in front of it" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: Watch the keynote live 6/5 at 10 a.m. PDT." Apple 1:56 PM
  • "Apple will live stream WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 at 10AM PT" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote will be live streamed" Cult of Mac 1:56 PM
  • "Apple announces Live Stream of WWDC 2017 Keynote" iLounge 4:00 PM
  • "How to get started using Adobe Lightroom for your photo editing" TechRepublic 1:33 PM
  • "How iCloud Photo Library matches up to Google Photos: Google announced major additions to Google Photos at I/O 2017. Where do Photos and iCloud Photo Library have to catch up, and should we be looking for from Apple at WWDC?" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "Use Finder as a Powerful Media Asset Manager, Based on Your FCPX Metadata: Philip Hodgetts Gives a Live Demo of FindrCat and FindrCat Pro" 7:29 AM
  • "Kill irritating web page elements in Safari" Mac Kung Fu 10:13 AM
  • "How to Quickly Track a Package from Mac OS" OS X Daily 3:32 PM
  • "Keyboard Maestro beats System Preferences" Dr. Drang 7:29 AM
  • "How to Clear Your Internet History in Safari on Your Mac" MacTrast 7:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "Scripting Boot Camp Added to First-ever CMD-D|Masters of Automation Conf" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "PixelCut's PaintCode for macOS lets you create apps that don't use raster images" Apple World Today 7:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Sir Jony Ive Named Chancellor of Royal College of Art" Apple Must 6:59 AM
  • "Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, appointed chancellor of Royal College of Art" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms" BBC 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's Ive: UK needs global talent post-Brexit" BBC Video 7:13 AM
  • "Earth Day 2017 — Does my iPhone believe in reincarnation? — Apple" YouTube: Apple 11:43 AM
  • "Check out Apple's first ever Southeast Asia store in Singapore" [Slideshow] CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's first store in Southeast Asia is here, and this is what it looks like" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "iPhone SE Outranked All Other Smartphones in Customer Satisfaction" iDrop News 1:33 PM
  • "Apple transitions to Newsroom portal for press releases, updates executive bios page design" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Transforms PR Site to a 'Newsroom' and Redesigns Executive Profiles" The Mac Observer 1:27 PM
  • "New York Mag's Lauren Kern Named First Editor-in-Chief of Apple News" MacRumors 9:28 AM
  • "Trump's iPhone has one app: Twitter" Axios 10:11 AM
  • "You Won't Believe These 6 Ways People Are Wearing Their Apple Watch" iMore 11:16 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple responds to Foxconn suicides" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Feast your eyes on this 600-DPI e-paper screen" TechCrunch 8:15 PM
  • "Android co-founder teases smartphone reveal date on Twitter" Engadget 4:00 PM
  • "Some Google Pixel devices purchased through Project Fi are being blacklisted" 9to5Google 3:32 PM
  • "Samsung's new OLED display stretches like a trampoline" CNET 3:32 PM
  • "Key Crazy: Inside the Wonderful World of Keyboard Fanatics" Gizmodo 11:13 AM
  • "'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code" BBC 10:18 AM
  • "Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation" TechCrunch 10:15 AM
  • "Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Watch tops Stanford study amid 'Series 3' rumors" AppleInsider 7:15 PM
  • "Rebound 138: Thinking Man Emoji" Six Colors 11:16 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 121 | 10.5-inch iPad Pro expectations and macOS 10.13 wishlist ahead of WWDC" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Ctrl-Walt-Delete: our last in-studio show" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "Shipments of 18:9 smartphone panels to surge in 2H17" ["Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone equipped with 5.8-inch 18:9 AMOLED panels in second-half 2017"]  DigiTimes 7:37 AM
  • "New report delivers another key iPhone 8 detail" BGR 7:38 AM
  • "Best Buy Offers iPad Pro Price Drop As WWDC Nears" AppAdvice 9:39 AM
  • "New 10.5-inch iPad Pro Could Launch With Updated MacBook Pros, MacBook: IHS Markit" Forbes 11:14 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 renders show what it could look like with the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone" Business Insider 7:10 AM
  • "Check out this iPhone 8 clone with rear fingerprint sensor" iDownload Blog 11:17 AM
  • "iPhone 8 case leak claims to show device compared to iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus [Video] 9to5Mac 6:31 PM
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 8' case compared to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus" AppleInsider 9:11 PM
  • "The Apple Watch tops Stanford's heart rate accuracy study — and here's why" iMore 1:36 PM
  • "Apple Eyes 5G Tests: Asks FCC for permission to test millimeter wave technology" Broadcasting & Cable 10:16 AM
  • "Apple asks FCC to let it run mm-wave tests - for backhaul?!" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Advance a Hybrid Notebook with a Reconfigurable Surface Supporting a Virtual Keyboard & more" Patently Apple 7:29 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at a a Mac laptop with a virtual keyboard" Apple World Today 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM

  • "Not your father's MacBook: The pros and cons of Apple's tiny ultrabook"  ZDNet 6:14 PM
  • "Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S8/The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple's best camera phone yet, but can it compete against the latest from Samsung?" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "We tested the new Nokia 3310's camera against the iPhone 7" Business Insider 7:24 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Can Google Assistant beat Siri on iPhone? Let's find out!" Cult of Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Readdle Brings Split View Drag & Drop to Their iPad Apps" MacStories 8:25 AM
  • "Pop The Pimples With Mac Or iPhone" Mac360 8:14 AM
  • "How to set any song as your iPhone ringtone" Macworld UK 10:16 AM
  • "Using a Fisheye Lens With Your iPhone" MacMost 10:14 AM
  • "How to create a ringtone or text tone in GarageBand" iDownload Blog 7:28 AM
  • "iOS 11 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Are Hoping to See in the Next Version of iOS" MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "Why the iPhone 8's $1,000 price tag won't impact sales one bit" BGR 1:32 PM
  • "Lauren Kern Named First Editor-in-Chief of Apple News" 512 Pixels 9:38 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: The End Game" Mac360 9:19 AM
  • "Slicing And Dicing The 'Mac Resurgence" PixoBebo 8:22 AM
  • "What Are These PC's Trying To Kill?" Mac360 7:53 AM
  • "On Tracking: Apple, Amazon, And Google" McSolo 7:44 AM
  • "The Battle for Smartphone Growth in the US" Tech.pinions 7:29 AM
  • "Double header: Twice the ire about upcoming products" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "Tell the FCC Exactly How You Feel about Ringless Voicemail" The Mac Observer 2:47 PM
  • "What the actual hell is going on with Google's newly redesigned Android emoji" Mashable 10:12 AM
  • "Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer" The Verge 9:28 AM
  • "Why is AT&T's Customer Support So Bad? Let Me Count 19 Ways!" The Tech Night Owl 9:19 AM
  • "Leak: Can the iPhone 8 compete with a Galaxy Note 8 that looks like this?" BGR 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bear 1.2 Brings Sketching, New Icons, iMessage Stickers, and VoiceOver" MacStories 1:36 PM
  • "Facebook adding Apple News support to Instant Article tools to increase adoption" 9to5Mac 11:54 AM
  • "Pokémon launches Magikarp Jump, a new iOS and Android game" TechCrunch 9:27 AM
  • "AOL launches updated Alto email app w/ integrated calendars & Amazon Alexa support" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "DEWALT® Announces Tool Connect™ Inventory Management System" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "Wemo to Support Apple HomeKit" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "Commercial Notebooks and Detachable Tablets Will Drive a Return to Growth in the Personal Computing Device Market in 2019, According to IDC" Business Wire 7:58 AM
  • "Apple continues roll-out of local currency pricing in App Store with nine more countries" 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Belkin Launching HomeKit Compatible WeMo Bridge This Fall" The Mac Observer 9:19 AM
  • "Belkin Wemo smart home accessories to add HomeKit support with new Bridge coming this fall" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Releases New 3.7.2 Firmware Update for AirPods" MacTrast 7:25 AM
  • "The Cheetah - next top tier multiplayer RPG by Swift Apps coming June 5" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "SurfPro VPN for iOS Offers Data Protection and Unrestricted Web Access" prMac 6:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Don't expect any new Windows 10 Insider Preview builds until next week" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly purchasing cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft: 90 per cent of Windows development is done by GITs" The Inquirer 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Still Has Plenty Of Room To Grow" Seeking Alpha 5:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 build 15063.332 is now available - here's what's new" Neowin 5:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Issues New Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703" Thurrott 5:42 PM
  • "Microsoft is rolling out a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 4" Neowin 8:14 PM
  • "$300 Windows 10 Surface Pro lookalike makes its crowdfunding debut" ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "This $300 Surface Pro clone might be better than the real thing" BGR 6:36 PM
  • "Intel makes Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to get more OEMs to use it: Firm will also add native support in future chips, because duh" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption" ExtremeTech 6:10 PM
  • "Intel to Integrate Thunderbolt 3 into Future CPUs" Thurrott 9:07 AM
  • "Intel doubles-down on Thunderbolt 3, cans licensing fees" bit-tech 7:17 AM
  • "Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs: Open licensing and built-in CPU support could help its faster flavor of USB-C." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake X processor spotted in database" Hexus 7:17 AM
  • "Intel 10-Core Skylake-X Core i9 7900X Leak Suggests 4GHz Base Clock And 4.5GHz Turbo" HotHardware 6:04 PM
  • "HP records 'breakthrough' Q2 sales, but it's not getting carried away" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "Gaming on Dell's 8K $5,000 monitor: Dell UltraSharp UP3218K is way ahead of the curve—and tech will take time to catch up." Ars Technica UK 7:14 AM
  • "Cisco: Secure IoT networks, not the devices" Networks Asia 7:16 AM
  • "Nvidia's supercomputer toolset: Opening up workings of the human heart in real time" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond" ExtremeTech 7:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "HP and Lenovo's Earnings Paint a Rosier Picture for the PC Industry Than Many Expected" TheStreet 5:45 PM
  • "Rare retail bright spot boosts S&P, Nasdaq to records" FOXBusiness 11:22 AM
  • "US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs, helped by consumer stocks" Nasdaq 5:46 PM
  • "Five accused in D.C. to Wall Street insider trading scam" USA Today 7:10 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Consumer Discretionary Sector: Oil falls, weighing on commodity-sensitive companies, after OPEC extends output cuts by less than some investors had hoped" [Paid Membership Required] 5:47 PM
  • "Asia stocks higher; South Korea shares soar as interest rates hold steady" MarketWatch 7:11 AM
  • "European stocks grapple with lower liquidity, oil-price volatility" MarketWatch 7:12 AM

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