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Friday Highlights: 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.

  • "Apple: Supercycle Hopes Drive Super-sized Bets/Ahead of developers' conference, investors are stacking bets on Apple's next iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 3:23 PM
  • "Apple still towers over other IT companies in quarterly revenues and profits, but there are changes in the chasing pack: Putting the latest quarterly financial results into a bar-chart shows just how much the IT world has changed since IBM ruled the world. Today, Apple is ahead in both turnover and profits, but other companies are changing places" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs unite in opposition to Texas discrimination: Tech executives say bathroom bill targeting transgender students would be 'bad for our employees and bad for business'"  The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill: 15 tech companies have united to condemn 'discriminatory legislation' in Texas." Engadget 9:00 PM
  • "Here's why Apple's new store in Singapore makes sense" CNBC Videos 8:43 AM
  • "How Important Is Apple's iPhone Market Share" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 5/28
  • "Apple opens new store in Singapore" Neowin 5/28
  • "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 public [Gallery] 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "Patent troll hits Apple w/ three lawsuits over AirPlay, autodial, and battery technologies" 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "How to fix a Mac that won't turn on" Macworld UK 5/26
  • "Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers/An old, unsolved problem with non-Roman characters in domain names raises it head again, but you can deter it." Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "How to migrate your passwords from LastPass to 1Password" BetaNews 4:01 PM
  • "How to setup your own VPN with macOS Server" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "How to Make Pages, Numbers and Keynote Open New Blank Documents Every Time" Apple Must 7:59 AM
  • "Play Chess On Your Mac" MacMost 3:23 PM
  • "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" 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
  • "Document Menu View Controller not Showing Locations" Cocoanetics 5/28
  • "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
  • "Tension Software announces Password Creator 1.4 for macOS" Tension Software 8:01 AM
  • "Developers Have Just Hours to Apply for Apple Developer Academy" Apple Must 8:00 AM
  • "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" 5/26
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac w/ bug fixes & performance improvements" 9to5Mac 5/26
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Facebook eye control of digital payments IP in India: Both firms have made several applications for patents pertaining to digital payments in the country" Business Standard 3:46 PM
  • "Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team" AppleInsider 3:47 PM
  • "Former VP of engineering at Qualcomm now leading Wireless SoC at Apple" iMore 6:08 PM
  • "Apple Maps Now Shows Apple Park 3D Models, Campus Walkways" MacRumors 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Maps 3D images of Apple Park show buildings, walkways & fountain" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Aussie mag shoots iconic Instagrammer with an iPhone for its cover" Mashable 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Shares Three New Ads in 'Switch to iPhone' Campaign" MacRumors 3:24 PM
  • "Apple releases three new ads tempting Android users to switch to iPhone [Video] 9to5Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Apple honors John F. Kennedy centenary with educational resources celebrating his legacy" AppleInsider 3:24 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create the next successful tech moonshot" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Happy 25th birthday to Apple Newton, the horrible product that changed the world" Mashable 9:48 AM
  • "$27,000 Apple Watch look-alikes are nearly sold out, but they can only tell time" MarketWatch 3:26 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple shows off the Newton for the first time" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tesla releases list of Model 3 premium features, including an optional glass roof" BGR 6:08 PM
  • "Google Play Music Free Trial For New Subscribers Extends To Four Months" HotHardware 3:59 PM
  • "Amazon jumps into investigative journalism with Berkeley partnership" Monday Note 3:46 PM
  • "Google's AlphaGo is retiring after soundly beating world number one player" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop yet" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Silicon-laced diamonds could lead to practical quantum computers" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Judy Android Malware Targeted Google Play Store For A Year Potentially Infecting 36 Million Users" HotHardware 5/28
  • "Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/28
  • "Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June: If you need a gigantic digital reader, you're set." Engadget 5/28
  • "Swiss watchmaker H. Moser creates $27k Apple Watch lookalike" SlashGear 5/28
  • "Trump switches from Android to an iPhone with only one app: Twitter" Neowin 5/28
  • "Donald Trump hasn't tweeted from his Android phone in two months: Hello, Trump iPhone." Recode 5/27
  • "Upgrade #143: The WWDC Keynote Draft 2017" Six Colors 3:46 PM
  • "How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Take care of yourself and shoot photos like a pro" The MT Show 8:35 AM
  • "WWDC and E3 predictions" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Secure Document Syncing, Splitting Audio & More – Mac Geek Gab 659" The Mac Observer 5/28
  • "15-Inch MacBook Pro Delivery Estimates Slip Ahead of New Models Expected Next Week" MacRumors 3:25 PM
  • "15-inch MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Slip" UberGizmo 9:05 PM
  • "New images show iPhone 8 dummy wrapped in a protective case" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Latest iPhone 8 schematics and case leaks corroborate full screen face and vertical dual-camera design" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Early case for Apple's 'iPhone 8' may mistake logo cutout for fingerprint sensor" AppleInsider 3:25 PM
  • "Latest images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' show vertical rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensors" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "Latest iPhone 8 schematics show a lip at the top where 3D sensors/earpiece are located & more" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's iPad gains drag-&-drop and a Finder-like file system" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Last 17-Inch MacBook Pro Set to Become Obsolete" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Developing Powerful Neural Engine Chip For Future iPhone AI"  HotHardware 5/27
  • "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

  • "Review: Custom made Apple Watch Strap by Survival Straps" 9to5Mac 6:09 PM
  • "Review - DoBox is a solid USB, HDMI & filesharing hub for iPhones and iPads with room to improve" AppleInsider 3:25 PM
  • "Audeze iSine 20 Review: Awesome Sound, But Comfort Lacks a Bit" Wired 8:19 AM
  • "Startech USB-C to HDMI and VGA presentation adapters [Review] BetaNews 10:30 AM
  • "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 5/28
  • "DigitalPage: A unique note-taking app with great expandability" ZDNet 5/27
  • "How To Install Twitch++ On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 3:45 PM
  • "How to turn off (or turn on) landscape mode on the iPhone 6/6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus home screen" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Logic Pros: How to send MIDI from Logic Pro X to iOS synths wirelessly" 9to5Mac 5/28
  • "AirDroid: Everything you need to know" iMore 5/28
  • "HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation" iMore 5/28
  • "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
  • "Video: 17 Great iPhone Camera Tips – From Apple" Apple Must 7:58 AM
  • "Top 10 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 5/28
  • "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
  • "Comment: How Apple can put the 'Pro' in the iPad Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 8:58 PM
  • "This iPhone 8 leak somehow tells us absolutely nothing" BGR 7:51 PM
  • "What Walt Mossberg's valedictory column says about Apple" Apple 3.0 3:46 PM
  • "Smart Home Diary: Planning to move home has given me a couple of new perspectives" 9to5Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Apple can make the iPhone easier to use with a simple fix in iOS 11" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "There's no such thing as a tablet that can replace your laptop" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Is 2017 the beginning of the end for the app economy?" The Next Web 5/28
  • "Can Apple Sell 100 Million iPhones Over The Holidays?" 24/7 Wall St. 5/28
  • "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
  • "Stop dragging kids away from their screens" ["I've got some advice for those parents: Take a deep breath and leave your kid alone. They're fine. They're enjoying a new world that you don't understand. Their brains aren't melting, they're not turning into zombies. In fact, they are probably more social and connected than any generation before them."]  The Next Web 10:47 AM
  • "The Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 Could Put MacBook Pro to Shame" LAPTOP Magazine 8:44 AM
  • "No, The Computer Is Not Disappearing" Mac360 5/26
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to His Own Harvard Commencement Speech" Wired 5/26
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis" GoComics 5/27
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Onirim', 'Fallout Shelter', 'Nimian Legends: BrightRidge', 'Disney Magic Kingdoms', and More" Touch Arcade 10:30 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 29: Joe Kissell, Photo Books, and Cloud Services" The MUG Center 10:28 AM
  • "Research and Markets - Knowles MEMS Microphones in Apple iPhone 7 Plus Patent-to-Product Mapping Report: What are the Main Patented Features of Knowles? MEMS Microphones in the iPhone 7 Plus" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "Asus' new Wi-Fi router looks like a Dyson bladeless fan" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Amazon Introduces First 4K TV With Built-In Fire TV and Alexa [Video] iClarified 5/28
  • "Renamed Mixer game streaming apps now available for iOS and Android with Chromecast support" MSPoweruser 5/28
  • "Best iPhone 7 Plus cases" iMore 5/28
  • "New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweaks: SmartCameraShutter, GalaxyPulse, Thumbtack, More" Redmond Pie 5/28
  • "The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone: So long as you're willing to deal with ads, that is." Engadget 5/28
  • "Spatial Wave Announces Release of Mapplet on iOS" prMac 5/27
Computer Industry
  • "Users Still Love Microsoft Despite WannaCry Attacks" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft testing new Cortana UI that brings Bing results right to your desktop" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4023680" Softpedia 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1" The Register 9:39 AM
  • "IBM remote work recall a red herring" Geekzone 9:33 AM
  • "Want to change the room temperature? Adjust lights or blinds? Just tell this IBM smart room to do it for you" FMLink 9:33 AM
  • "HP, KPMG unveil GST solution for traders, small businesses" DNA 9:32 AM
  • "HP ties up with KPMG to launch invoicing platform GST Solutions for aiding MSMEs, traders" FirstPost 9:32 AM
  • "Dell maakt XPS-all-in-one VR Ready met Radeon RX 570" Tweaker Net 9:29 AM
  • "Massive Leak Reveals Monster 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor: Should AMD Be Worried?" Forbes 9:28 AM
  • "XFX RX 480 RS Review: The hot and spicy curry of mid-range AMD GPUs" Windows Central 9:27 AM
  • "Cisco: Decision Brings Prospect Of Further Loss" Seeking Alpha 9:24 AM
  • "'Cisco, one of our partners, have got $60 billion cash sitting in the bank: They could buy Barrick three times over'" Mining Journal 9:24 AM
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
  • "U.S. stock futures inch higher ahead of packed data week: U.S. stock futures posted mild gains in holiday-thinned trade on Monday, ahead of a heavy week on the data front including consumer-confidence and nonfarm-payrolls numbers." MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "Computer meltdown may cost British Airways over $100 million: The 'major IT systems failure' that grounded thousands of British Airways flights over the weekend could cost the airline more than $100 million." CNNMoney 7:50 AM
  • "Wall Street week ahead: Buy in May, till November stay/'Sell in May and go away' is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there's no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year." FOXBusiness 12:53 PM
  • "First-quarter economic growth revised up to 1.2%: The consumption slowdown in the first three months of the year wasn't as bad as first feared." FOXBusiness 7:49 AM
  • "Asian markets shrug off latest North Korean missile test: Asia equity markets had a muted beginning to the week, with holidays set to slow activity world-wide, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile launch." MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "European stocks slip in thin volumes with U.K., U.S. markets closed: European stocks kicked off the week in slightly negative territory on Monday, with market holidays in the U.S. and U.K. denting trading volumes." MarketWatch 7:46 AM

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