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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.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Orchard Road opens in Singapore" Apple 6:29 AM
  • "Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public" MacRumors 6:30 AM
  • "Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the public [Gallery] 9to5Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies" 9to5Mac 12:05 PM
  • "Apple Is Working on a Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices" ["The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company's devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence — such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person, who requested anonymity discussing a product that hasn't been made public. Apple declined to comment."]  Bloomberg 5/26
  • "Apple Is Following Google Into Making A Custom AI Chip" Forbes 5/26
  • "Report: Apple Developing a Chip Dedicated to AI" PC Magazine 5/26
  • "Apple fights off iTunes patent spat appeal: Apple is trying to kill off an attempt by Smartflash to reverse a patent panel's ruling and thereby force Cupertino to hand it $533m in a Federal Circuit dispute."  The Register 5/26
  • "Qualcomm pursuing Apple manufacturers over royalty row" DigiTimes 5/26
  • "Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable/It's popular to decry the 'Apple tax' - the mythical premium Apple customers pay for Macs. But few look at the other side of the coins: what you get for your money. In Apple's case: the best reliability and tech support."  ZDNet 5/26
  • "Macs are most reliable and have best tech support, Consumer Reports survey says" CNBC 5/26
  • "Why Apple's App Store is good business for your enterprise" Computerworld 5/26
  • "Study: Fitness Trackers Suck at Measuring Calories Burned/Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine studied seven popular fitness trackers and discovered none of them could accurately measure energy expenditure."  PC Magazine 5/26
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to fix a Mac that won't turn on" Macworld UK 5/26
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Fill your Mac's menu bar with USEFUL info!" Mac Kung Fu 5/26
  • "Massively speed-up your Mac's public VPN" Mac Kung Fu 5/26
  • "4 Useful Things You Can Do With the Touch Bar" Envato Tuts+ 5/26
  • "How to learn Swift 3: Need to learn Apple's Swift development language? Help is at hand with these handy online resources, including free & paid courses." Macworld UK 5/26
  • "Convert Managed Final Cut Pro X Libraries to External Media Libraries With A Free FCPX Migration Utility App" fcp.co 5/26
  • "Can Windows be used with Apple's two-factor authentication?" Macworld 5/26
  • "Three Ways To Type Accent Marks on Your Mac" MacMost 5/26
  • "How to automatically select the best email account in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 5/26
  • "How To Make Your Mac More Secure" NoodleMac 5/26
  • "Alternative Password Managers" TeraTalks 5/26
Op/Ed
  • "macOS 10.13 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Hope to See in the Next Version of macOS" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Thinking About Shared iCloud Photo Libraries" 512 Pixels 5/26
Press Releases
  • "Autodesk Updates AutoCAD for Mac—Touch Bar Support" Architosh 5/26
  • "Feral Updates 'Sid Meier's Railroads!' for macOS Compatibility" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.3.4" fcp.co 5/26
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements" 9to5Mac 5/26
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple staff blackout dates hint at 'iPhone 8' launch post-Sept. 17" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Galaxy S8 fails to beat two-year-old iPhone 6s in speed and memory management comparison test: Galaxy S8 loses out to iPhone 6s in speed and memory performance test, despite the former featuring the latest hardware."  International Business Times 5/26
  • "IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills': Young children's maths, English and communication skills improve if they use iPads in school on a regular basis." BBC 5/26
  • "Apple may aid investigation into deadly 2016 EgyptAir crash" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "France investigates whether Apple iPhone, iPad caused EgyptAir crash" Business Insider 5/26
  • "Apple prepares to open its first Singapore store on Orchard Road: US tech group's much-anticipated new outlet also its first in Southeast Asia" Nikkei 5/26
  • "Patent troll Uniloc sues Apple over AirPlay, autodialing, battery technology" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents: A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties." Ars Technica 5/26
  • "The Full Universal Secure Registry Lawsuit against Apple and Visa over the Apple Pay System is now Revealed" Patently Apple 5/26
  • "Apple co-founder taking a wait-and-see approach to iPhone 8 speculation" BNN 5/26
  • "Sir Jony Ive lauds importance of tech immigration" IT PRO 5/26
  • "Manchester attack: Mobile phone 'saved woman's life'" BBC 5/26
  • "Apple designer Marc Newson sells $12K hourglass as Swiss watchmaker does analog Apple Watch clone" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Watch artist create this week's New Yorker cover on an iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple worth more than Microsoft for first time" Cult of Mac 5/26
Non-Apple News
  • "Donald Trump hasn't tweeted from his Android phone in two months: Hello, Trump iPhone." Recode 6:31 PM
  • "Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018" The Verge 5/26
  • "Google AlphaGo AI took on 5 champion Go players at once and still won" TechRepublic 5/26
  • "Tidal loses third CEO in two years: Jay Z's music service has lost another CEO, Jefferey Toig." CNET 5/26
  • "A researcher just proved that vape pens are a digital security threat" Mashable 5/26
  • "Russian 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Tainted Their Huge Leaks With Fake Data" Forbes 5/26
  • "Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation" BBC 5/26
  • "The impossible dream: perfecting smartphone battery life" TechRadar UK 5/26
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Even More Rants - The TouchArcade Show #308" Touch Arcade 5/26
  • "Apple Watch Tops Heart Rate Monitor Study, Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-26" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Canvas, Episode 36: Wishes for iOS 11" MacStories 5/26
  • "Editors' commentary of this week at The Verge" The Verge 5/26
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 40" FCPRadio 5/26
  • "We talk iPhone's 8 big price hike and our favorite HomeKit smart lights on The CultCastCult of Mac 5/26
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, iPad Pro 2, Thunderbolt 3, and HomeKit newcomers" AppleInsider 5/26
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Reportedly Developing Powerful Neural Engine Chip For Future iPhone AI"  HotHardware 5:29 PM
  • "iOS 10.3.2 Update Reportedly Causing Severe Battery Drain for Some iPhone Users"  Gadget 360 5/26
  • "New iPhone to come without home button, says paper"  DigiTimes 5/26
  • "TSMC Sources Claim 'iPhone 8' Will Have Touch ID Integrated into Display" MacRumors 5/26
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to feature Touch ID directly on the OLED screen with optical fingerprint sensor" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "TSMC source alleges 'iPhone 8' Touch ID embedded in display, wider screen ratio" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "iPhone 8 Case Shows Size Comparison Between iPhone 7 and 7 Plus" iDrop News 5/26
AppleCare/Helps
  • "These MacBook Air/Pro, AirPort Express and iPhone models lose Apple repair support June 30" 9to5Mac 7:46 PM
  • "Siri Bug Allows Cellular Data to be Disabled From Lock Screen Without a Passcode" MacRumors 5/26
  • "How to fix a wet or water-damaged iPhone (or iPad)" Macworld UK 5/26
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/26

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem" AppleInsider 6:29 AM
  • "Apple AirPods vs BeatsX: Two smart sets of earphones battle it out" Expert Reviews 5/26
  • "New three-monitor (4K + 5K + 4K) setup for my 2014 Mac Pro" Betalogue 5/26
  • "Rat Rod Your iMac with an eGPU? Or Sell It And Build A Hackintosh?" Bare Feats 5/26
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A year in analysis" iMore 6:19 PM
  • "DigitalPage: A unique note-taking app with great expandability" ZDNet 7:23 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use 3D Touch in Maps to see the weather anywhere" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "How to drag-and-drop content between Readdle's iPad apps" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "How to Update AirPods Firmware" OS X Daily 5/26
  • "How to make your jailbroken iPhone feel more like a Windows phone — and why you'd want to" iMore 5/26
Tips
  • "Speed up app installs and iCloud access on your Apple devices!" iMore 6:19 PM
  • "How to Speed up iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with These 6 Tips" iPhone Hacks 5/26
  • "Tips for working out with Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "8 Useful Apple Maps For iOS Tips" Apple Must 5/26
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Where is eBook Interoperability?" Kirkville 9:12 AM
  • "Apple developing dedicated AI chip for future devices" iDownload Blog 5/26
  • "New 'Apple Neural Engine' chip could help with facial and speech recognition on iPhones" Mashable 5/26
  • "Two years in, what has Apple ResearchKit accomplished?" Stat 5/26
  • "Is it time for Apple to say goodbye to Jony Ive? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "The Touchbar MacBook Pro is a Disposable Embarrassment" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Apple's Huge Mac Advantage Confirmed by Consumer Reports" Apple Must 5/26
  • "Apple is proud to share its work on accessibility, and so should everyone else" iMore 5/26
  • "Ask a Fool: Why Doesn't Apple Do Something With Its $256.8 Billion in Cash?" The Motley Fool 5/26
  • "Apple's vacation blackout days for retail staff telegraph iPhone 8 release date" MacDailyNews 5/26
  • "The Day Everything Lives In iCloud" Mac360 5/26
  • "Is Google waiting for Apple to Popularize Mobile AR?" Tech.pinions 5/26
  • "Andy Rubin's mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can't" BGR 5/26
  • "Apple reveals belief in reincarnation/Commentary: Are they strange at Apple? Depends on your perspective on the company's latest ad." CNET 5/26
  • "Home is where the HomeKit wants to be: HomeKit has improved since its introduction three years ago, but it's struggling to find a place in most homes. What can Apple do to make HomeKit a part of your home?" Macworld 5/26
  • "Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul: As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings."  Macworld 5/26
Non-Apple
  • "No, The Computer Is Not Disappearing" Mac360 5/26
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to His Own Harvard Commencement Speech" Wired 5/26
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis" GoComics 7:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spatial Wave Announces Release of Mapplet on iOS" prMac 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft brings its new game streaming platform to iOS" Cult of Mac 5/26
  • "Adam Curry's Podcaster Pro Aims to be All-in-One Podcasting Solution" The Mac Observer 5/26
  • "Apple Events App for Apple TV Receives Update Ahead of June 5 WWDC Keynote Live Stream" MacTrast 5/26
  • "Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update" phoneArena 5/26
  • "Shopify Launches Ecommerce Channel for Gaming Companies, Integrates with Apple" Investopedia 5/26
  • "New Mobile App Will Help Kids Find Free Summer Meals" PRNewswire 5/26
  • "Build Collaborative Playlists in Apple Music with AM Collaborate" prMac 5/26
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Plans To Store Data In DNA" IndiaTimes 7:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 is used on more than 50 million business PCs" OnMSFT 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft details accessibility improvements in EdgeHTML 15 with Windows 10 Creators Update" Neowin 6:35 AM
  • "HP reports record Q2 sales, claims the #1 spot in the PC market from Lenovo" Neowin 6:36 AM
  • "Nvidia BattleBox To be Offered With Both Intel and Ryzen Processors" Guru3D 6:51 AM
  • "Hybrid cloud is the way to go, claims IBM executive: When adopting cloud technology, the public is looking for private and public services under a single infrastructure. an IBM executive claims hybrid is the solution" The Indian Express 6:59 AM
  • "Gigabyte's Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Aorus Gaming Motherboards Leak Ahead Of Computex" HotHardware 5:29 PM
  • "On this day 22 years ago, Bill Gates wrote his legendary 'Internet Tidal Wave' memo" Fast Company 5/26
  • "Build 2017: Microsoft wants to avoid 1984" BetaNews 5/26
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft's latest update fixes a load of bugs" ZDNet 5/26
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet Gets Its May 2017 Firmware Update - Download Now" Softpedia 5/26
  • "Microsoft and IBM among leading businesses headlining Newcastle Innovation Festival" B Daily 5/26
  • "Check out the evolution of mobile apps from IBM Simon to Snapchat" phoneArena 5/26
  • "HP Elite x3 with Windows 10 Mobile looking good with all-silver back" Windows Central 5/26
  • "HP hits its stride: How PCs and printing have stabilized, rebounded" ZDNet 5/26
  • "New Dell UP2718Q Monitor offers 4K and HDR10" Guru3D 5/26
  • "More Intel Gemini Lake chip details leaked (Apollo Lake successor)" Liliputing 5/26
  • "First Intel X299 Skylake-X Motherboards Pictured" Forbes 5/26
  • "Lenovo's Legion Gets Bigger with Y920: 17-inch G-SYNC, Core i7-K, GTX 1070, TB3" AnandTech 5/26
  • "Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community" Light Reading 5/26
  • "Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock to clean up desks next month" SlashGear 5/26
  • "Thunderbolt 3 goes royalty-free as Intel bids to persuade more OEMs to adopt its connectivity standard" V3 5/26
  • "Intel Dominates the Enterprise SSD Market" CDR Info 5/26
  • "Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU enables DJI Spark Drone" DigiTimes 5/26
  • "AMD's new AM4 motherboard software cures Ryzen's memory headaches" PCWorld Australia 5/26
  • "AMD's AGESA v1.0.0.6 for overclocked RAM discussed" Hexus 5/26
  • "AMD Announces Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Update: Enables Memory Clocks Up To DDR4-4000" AnandTech 5/26
  • "AMD's AGESA 1.0.0.6 adds Ryzen RAM tweaks, PCIe virtualisation" bit-tech 5/26
  • "Review: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm)" Hexus 5/26
  • "Aragon - Pharos - Promethean - AMD Registers new Names and trademarks" Guru3D 5/26
  • "AMD Talks AGESA v1.0.0.6 and DRAM" Guru3D 5/26
  • "Oracle rapid analyser boasts speed and accuracy in determining fat content" Process Engineering 5/26
  • "Cisco to roll out new IoT Operations Platform; announces alliance with Microsoft" TelecomTV 5/26
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays" AppleInsider 5/26
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq book narrow records ahead of Memorial Day weekend: Latest reading of first-quarter GDP raised" MarketWatch 5/26
  • "Wall Street moves past latest Dow 'panic attack'" USA Today 5/26
  • "Wall St. drifts before long weekend, but consumer stocks up" Reuters 5/26
  • "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" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/26
  • "Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall on weak oil prices: Australian and Japanese stocks again lagged behind other Asian equities on Friday, with oil's sharp overnight pullback putting pressure on those equities." MarketWatch 5/26
  • "European stocks close lower as oil, auto shares pull back: European stocks finished lower Friday, leaving the regional benchmark with a tiny weekly loss, with oil and gas shares pushed down on disappointment stemming from OPEC's agreement to extend production cuts." MarketWatch 5/26

 
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