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Tuesday Highlights: Netflix looks to bypass iTunes billing for subscribers, currently testing in 33 countries, avoiding Apple's commissions; new Mac mini, MacBook Air said to launch in October, with pro-user focus, something Ben Lovejoy thinks is a mistake arguing for Apple to keep a low-cost Mac mini; Apple could see hit in Japan as country seeks to cut wireless fees, end bundling of smartphones; to boost sales, Apple expanding retail presence in India looking to open "flagship outlets in key locations"; Apple TV next landing spot for mega-hit game Fortnite?; citizen's arrest on thieves in California Apple Store; 22 US states seek court ruling to reinstate Net Neutrality; Macworld reviews external GPU Blackmagic; as Tesla toils, calls for Apple to sweep in and acquire rise.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 6:22 AM
  • "Apple opens new store in Singapore" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Apple Orchard Road opens in Singapore" Apple 5/27
  • "Apple Orchard Road in Singapore Officially Opens to the Public" MacRumors 5/27
  • "Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the publicĀ [Gallery] 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies" 9to5Mac 5/27
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
  • "Document Menu View Controller not Showing Locations" Cocoanetics 1:50 PM
  • "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
  • "Judy Android Malware Targeted Google Play Store For A Year Potentially Infecting 36 Million Users" HotHardware 6:56 PM
  • "Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June: If you need a gigantic digital reader, you're set." Engadget 3:42 PM
  • "Swiss watchmaker H. Moser creates $27k Apple Watch lookalike" SlashGear 12:28 PM
  • "Trump switches from Android to an iPhone with only one app: Twitter" Neowin 6:28 AM
  • "Donald Trump hasn't tweeted from his Android phone in two months: Hello, Trump iPhone." Recode 5/27
  • "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
  • "Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More – Mac Geek Gab 659" The Mac Observer 11:55 AM
  • "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 5/27
  • "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 5/27
  • "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
  • "Best iPhone 7 Plus cases" iMore 11:04 AM
Reviews
  • "Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem" AppleInsider 5/27
  • "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
  • "Speak4MePro: iOS app to Assist Those who Cannot Speak" eXtensions 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A year in analysis" iMore 5/27
  • "DigitalPage: A unique note-taking app with great expandability" ZDNet 5/27
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Logic Pros: How to send MIDI from Logic Pro X to iOS synths wirelessly" 9to5Mac 7:34 PM
  • "AirDroid: Everything you need to know" iMore 10:59 AM
  • "HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation" iMore 6:22 AM
  • "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
  • "Top 10 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6:33 AM
  • "Speed up app installs and iCloud access on your Apple devices!" iMore 5/27
  • "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
  • "Is 2017 the beginning of the end for the app economy?" The Next Web 11:42 AM
  • "Can Apple Sell 100 Million iPhones Over The Holidays?" 24/7 Wall St. 6:28 AM
  • "Where is eBook Interoperability?" Kirkville 5/27
  • "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 5/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Amazon Introduces First 4K TV With Built-In Fire TV and Alexa [Video] iClarified 7:23 PM
  • "Renamed Mixer game streaming apps now available for iOS and Android with Chromecast support" MSPoweruser 11:19 AM
  • "New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweaks: SmartCameraShutter, GalaxyPulse, Thumbtack, More" Redmond Pie 6:24 AM
  • "The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone: So long as you're willing to deal with ads, that is." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "Spatial Wave Announces Release of Mapplet on iOS" prMac 5/27
  • "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, Google, Facebook and others write to House of Representatives asking for reform of NSA surveillance" BetaNews 6:32 AM
  • "User concept shows what a Fluent Design-inspired Windows Resource Monitor could look like" Neowin 6:24 AM
  • "Cancelled Windows Phone Rocked Quite the Funky Physical Keyboard" Gizmodo UK 2:55 PM
  • "Microsoft expects to start storing data in DNA within the next few years: Report" Tech 2 6:32 AM
  • "Citrix allows you to run Win32 apps on UWP-only Windows 10 S using virtualization" Neowin 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Vs. Cisco: You'll Never Guess Which Is The Less Risky Stock To Buy Right Now" Seeking Alpha 9:30 PM
  • "Intel partners with Microsoft for increased Thunderbolt 3 support on Windows" Windows report 6:31 AM
  • "Full Intel X299 HEDT Skylake X, Kaby Lake X and Coffee Lake S Mainstream Platform Details Unveiled – Core i9-7920X Skylake X Flagship, Core i7 7740X Kaby Lake X Flagship, Coffee Lake To Get 6 Core and 4 Core CPUs" WCCFTech 3:41 PM
  • "IBM, VMware to launch centre of excellence: American tech major IBM on Friday said it is launching its first centre of excellence, in association with VMware, to serve enterprises' needs on the cloud." The Economic Times 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans To Store Data In DNA" IndiaTimes 5/27
  • "Windows 10 is used on more than 50 million business PCs" OnMSFT 5/27
  • "Microsoft details accessibility improvements in EdgeHTML 15 with Windows 10 Creators Update" Neowin 5/27
  • "Cancelled Windows Phone 7 handset from Nokia appears in photos, has physical keyboard" Neowin 5/27
  • "HP reports record Q2 sales, claims the #1 spot in the PC market from Lenovo" Neowin 5/27
  • "Nvidia BattleBox To be Offered With Both Intel and Ryzen Processors" Guru3D 5/27
  • "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 5/27
  • "Gigabyte's Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Aorus Gaming Motherboards Leak Ahead Of Computex" HotHardware 5/27
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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