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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.

  • "Why Apple's obsession with fitness is bad for the Apple Watch" ["The Apple Watch is a well-designed piece of hardware, and — taking into account Apple's signature marrying of software and hardware — I'd go as far to say as it's the best smartwatch money can buy. But as the Apple Watch has evolved, it's become clear that Apple prioritizes some customers over others."]  Mashable 7:21 AM
  • "Apple's WeChat Problem in China: The huge popularity of the WeChat app means Chinese phone buyers can be less loyal" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 PM
  • "Why CIO's must understand Apple's Neural Engine plan: Your iPhone will know you better than you know yourself, but no one else will know what your smartphone knows" Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Working on AI Processor Chip Called Apple Neural Engine" TheStreet 7:59 AM
  • "Apple iPhones could soon be fitted with artificial intelligence thanks to new 'neural engine' chip" The Sun 10:38 AM
  • "Can Apple End Its WWDC Losing Streak?"  Seeking Alpha 11:12 AM
  • "Supreme Court rules against Lexmark on patent exhaustion, strengthening FTC/Apple cases against Qualcomm" Foss Patents 12:02 PM
  • "You Won't Have to Wait for That iPhone 8: One analyst met with Apple suppliers in Asia and sees 'limited risk of a significantly delayed launch' for the new phone, expected out this fall."  Barron's 1:55 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "7 of the Biggest Mac Annoyances & How to Fix Them" OS X Daily 3:43 PM
  • "How to Keep a Mac Efficient and Well Maintained—Part 4" Envato Tuts+ 7:37 AM
  • "Disposable AppleScripts" Dr. Drang 7:33 AM
  • "How to clean install macOS: Want to clean install macOS on your Mac? Here's how to download and install a fresh copy of Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite or an earlier version of Mac OS X" Macworld UK 7:57 AM
  • "Steve Martin: Using FCPX to Create a Weekly Webseries" 7:37 AM
  • "Continuity: How to Setup and Use SMS and MMS Messaging on Your Mac and iOS Devices" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "iMovie Paste Adjustments" MacMost 11:01 AM
  • "Automated Video editing will very soon be 'good enough" Alex4D 10:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "TripMode 2: Control your Mac's data usage" Six Colors 12:22 PM
  • "Pixelmator team teases new creative design Mac app coming soon" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Precise Screenshot 1.5.1 -The best screenshot tool for Mac" Tension Software 9:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Carpool Karaoke: The Series debuts August 8 on Apple Music" Apple 3:43 PM
  • "Apple Music sets August 8 as new release date for 'Carpool Karaoke'" Reuters 8:46 PM
  • "Apple is stepping up its war to steal Android customers" Business Insider 7:27 AM
  • "Coming Off a Slow 2016, Smartphone Shipment Volume Expected to Recover in 2017 and Gain Momentum into 2018, According to IDC" ["And all signs point to late 2017 being one of Apple's biggest, if not the biggest, product announcements with the highly anticipated next round of iPhones. Despite"] Business Wire 7:50 AM
  • "How Smart Are 'Smart' Assistants?" ["According to research conducted by digital agency Stone Temple 'smart assistants' may not be quite as smart as they are made out to be. Take Amazon's Alexa for example: the assistant powering the company's popular line of voice-enabled speakers was able to answer just 20.7 percent of the 5,000 questions fired at it as part of the experiment. Notably, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana were much more knowledgeable when it came to these factual questions while Apple's Siri performed similar to Alexa."] Statista 11:33 AM
  • "Nintendo battles Apple for parts as demand for Switch console soars: Companies face industrywide capacity shortage for components" MarketWatch 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's latest ads promise life is better with iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:36 AM
  • "I'm Going to Bet on Tesla: Apple Co-Founder Wozniak" Investopedia 7:57 AM
  • "Woz thinks the next big innovation will come from Tesla, not Apple" BGR 12:54 PM
  • "North Korean company launches own 'iPad,' ignoring Apple trademarks" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple celebrates massive iPod touch milestone" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'One in two' young online gamers bullied, report finds" BBC 7:43 PM
  • "Nest leaves competition in the dust with new smart camera" The Register 7:43 PM
  • "Your next gaming laptop could be nearly as thin as a MacBook Air" Business Insider 11:36 AM
  • "Andy Rubin Unveils Unbreakable Smartphone to Crack Apple's Grip: Creator of the Android operating system to produce $699 Essential Phone made from titanium" [Paid Membership Required] 6:18 PM
  • "The Father of Android Is Back, and He's Built the Anti-iPhone" Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Nice phone Essential, but why is there a hole in the screen?" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "The creator of Android has finally unveiled his new phone" Business Insider 7:27 AM
  • "The Essential Phone is Andy Rubin's attempt to disrupt the industry" Mashable 7:22 AM
  • "Road to Macstock – David Cohen On What You Can Do With A Raspberry Pi" MacVoices 6:01 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Encore Interview with Science Communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "#144: The Barometer of Happiness/With WWDC just around the corner, the Connected trio share their hopes and dreams for Apple's keynote." Relay FM 3:56 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 7 – Tip Jars with Benefits" MacStories 2:29 PM
  • "Courts and Divulging Passcodes, Essential Home -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-30" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 189: WWDC fantasy draft 2017" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "Leak Confirms iPhone 8 Will Be Larger Than iPhone 7 in Every Way"  iDrop News 2:29 PM
  • "Availability of 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar slips ahead of rumored refresh" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Shipping Delay Hints at New Models for WWDC" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
  • "Intel's next chips will be 30% faster than Kaby Lake" Cult of Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.3.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:07 PM
  • "Second Beta of iOS 10.3.3 Brings New Wallpapers to iPad Pro" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "Beta 2 of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released" OS X Daily 2:29 PM
  • "Download: iOS 10.3.3 Beta 2, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released" Redmond Pie 12:07 PM
  • "Apple Granted 41 Patents Today Covering a Head Mounted Display, Advancements for Apple TV with Siri and more" Patently Apple 7:32 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a head-mounted display for AR purposes" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Review: 808 Audio Ear Canz Sport" iLounge 10:28 AM
  • "Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review" TrustedReviews 7:57 AM
  • "Gaems M155 Performance Monitor review: Portable display shows its promise—and faults" Macworld 7:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Chroma Squad' Review - Like Putties in Your Hands" Touch Arcade 10:28 AM
  • "How to Use and Customize the Share Sheet Menu in iOS" Apple Must 10:22 AM
  • "How to bulk delete images from your iPhone: Deleting hundred of images on your iPhone by tapping individual pictures is tedious. Chris Breen offers a couple of techniques for doing the job quickly." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Capturing iOS and tvOS screenshots using your Mac Tips" iLounge 4:45 PM
  • "The 'iPhone 8' Looks Beautiful Next to the Galaxy S8 [Images] iClarified 8:47 PM
  • "watchOS 4 Wish List: 7 features we'd love to see" Cult of Mac 7:44 PM
  • "Feature Request: Multiple timers with labels, Continuity, and Mac support" 9to5Mac 2:45 PM
  • "Essential tries to out cool Apple with its first phone" Cult of Mac 2:11 PM
  • "New MacBook Pro Details Will Disappoint Everyone" Forbes 1:17 PM
  • "Don't be Silly, it's Android, not Apple, eating Nintendo's Component Supply" Apple Must 12:05 PM
  • "iOS 11 Feature Wishlist: Share Sheet Improvements" iPhone Hacks 11:02 AM
  • "Rooting Android vs Jailbreaking iPhone: Which One is Better?" iPhone Hacks 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Wants Our Leaders to be More Like JFK" Apple Must 10:24 AM
  • "Cassandra: Tuesday Review -The ASEAN Connection and Beyond" eXtensions 9:23 AM
  • "Apple vs. Stalkers And Manipulators" McSolo 9:22 AM
  • "The Mac: Price vs. Cost" PixoBebo 9:22 AM
  • "The 3 Apple Numbers That Are Far More Important Than Marketshare" Mac360 9:22 AM
  • "Apple protests too much about Android in switch campaign" Telecoms 7:58 AM
  • "Why 2017 Is the Year of Android, Not Apple"  MakeUseOf 7:56 AM
  • "This iPhone 8 Mockup Looks Gorgeous" iClarified 7:37 AM
  • "Streaming and the Music Business" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:33 AM
  • "Veteran Apple analyst handicaps WWDC rumors" Apple 3.0 7:32 AM
  • "Comment: China shows the future of mobile payment as it hits more than 50% of GDP" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "What iOS 10.3 offers the enterprise: The update to Apple's mobile OS expands on device management, bolsters security" Computerworld 7:24 AM
  • "Not getting it: The tablet confusion" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 Wish List: How tvOS 11 could drastically enhance the Apple TV experience" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Is Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, well, essential? The father of Android has his own new take on the phone. But is it enough to make you reconsider the age-old question: iPhone or Galaxy S?" CNET 2:44 PM
  • "Huawei Watch 2 review: a fitness focus that falls flat" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Ed Sheeran 'Shape Of You' Parody - 'Apple Forgot Me'" YouTube 3:46 PM
  • "Comic: Packing for WWDC" iMore 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Former Apple designer's new iPhone camera app will help you snap better pics" Mashable 9:00 PM
  • "Denny's launches online ordering & delivery via mobile app and Twitter DMs" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Apple to let podcasters record 60-minute episodes at on-site WWDC 2017 studio, reservation required" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "WWDC App Updated with New Design and Features" MacStories 1:25 PM
  • "Apple updates WWDC app with new theme, curated playlists, and interactive maps" 9to5Mac 1:18 PM
  • "Halide is a beautiful iPhone camera app with gesture-based pro controls" 9to5Mac 12:22 PM
  • "Ten iMessage Apps Actually Worth Installing" Gizmodo 11:08 AM
  • "Funnel Brings News Updates to Your Ears" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "INR Assist App Helps Blood Thinner Patients Track Vitamin K Intake" MacPrices 10:23 AM
  • "Essential Home is a Siri Speaker competitor that integrates with HomeKit and offers proactive information" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Vehicle moba Brawlerz Nitro released for Early Access by Bail Enemy Jet" prMac 7:17 AM
  • "Finally, a Currency Converter Crafted Specifically for World Travelers" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Element Cell Game Limited releases Clash of Heavens 4.0 for iOS/Android" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "INR Assist App Aids Blood Thinner Patients in Tracking Vitamin K Intake" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Rocklien Run - Endless Space Runner hits the App Store" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Smoovie for iPad v2.0 - Stop Motion Animation for Education and Home" prMac 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Headlines Beastly Skylake And Kaby Lake Core X-Series" HotHardware 6:12 AM
  • "Intel claims 30% performance boost for 8th generation processors: Next generation chips will also pack 4 cores and 8 threads into a 15W power envelope." Ars Technica 6:17 AM
  • "Intel unveils X-series platform: up to 18 cores and 36 threads, from $242 to $2,000/The new X299 platform replaces X99, and scales both lower and higher." Ars Technica 6:17 AM
  • "Intel unveils monster 18-core Core i9: 'First teraflop-speed' consumer PC chip" ZDNet 6:18 AM
  • "Intel goes one bigger than AMD with the 18-core teraflop Skylake-X Core i9 CPU: Threadripper? Hah!" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast: It's the flagship model of Intel's new X-Series chips." Engadget 6:15 AM
  • "Intel: 8th-generation 'Coffee Lake' Core processors offer 30% performance boost over 7th-gen" Neowin 6:18 AM
  • "Intel announces Core i9 Extreme Edition, 'most extreme desktop processor ever' with 18 cores" Neowin 6:18 AM
  • "Intel announces new Core X processors to challenge AMD" Seeking Alpha 8:13 AM
  • "Intel Tries to Squash AMD Revival With New High-End Chips, Brand" Bloomberg 6:58 AM
  • "Intel claims 8th-gen chips will be 30 percent faster than 7th-gen: At least, according to one benchmark." Engadget 6:14 AM
  • "Intel reveals its new 18-core, 36-thread 'extreme' Core i9 processor at Computex" TechCrunch 6:27 AM
  • "Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip will make your creative apps even more powerful" Digital Arts 6:58 AM
  • "Intel's tiny Compute Card launches today with Dell and LG aboard: It's bringing the idea of modular computing to a wide variety of devices." Engadget 6:15 AM
  • "Intel's Compute Card, a credit card-sized PC, will ship in August" The Verge 12:54 PM
  • "Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "Dell Australia reports AU$11.49m profit for 2016" ZDNet 6:14 AM
  • "Dell brings its 'Infinity Edge' design to Inspiron all-in-ones" The Verge 6:25 AM
  • "Dell's budget gaming PC won't be budget by the time you spec it out" The Verge 6:26 AM
  • "Dell unveils new AIOs, gaming desktop at 'Computex 2017"" gizmolead 6:55 AM
  • "Dell's Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one is ready for VR: Although you'll probably need to upgrade your graphics." Engadget 6:15 AM
  • "Dell Launches New Inspiron AIOs and Gaming Desktop at Computex 2017" NDTV Gadgets 6:35 AM
  • "R-ready Dell Inspiron 27 AIO has a 4K display, Windows Hello, Cortana far-field support" Neowin 8:14 AM
  • "Dell's New AMD Ryzen Powered Gaming Desktop is Affordable & Perfect for 'Casual Gamers'" WCCFTech 6:35 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) officially confirmed the launching of its Radeon RX Vega gaming GPU in July." Journal Finance 6:54 AM
  • "HP Inc sees PC revenue grow 10%" Channel Pro 6:46 AM
  • "HPE SAN behind ATO outage was designed for performance instead of stability" ZDNet 6:14 AM
  • "Nvidia Max-Q wants to make gaming laptops thinner, lighter, less fugly: Max-Q is kind of like Intel's Ultrabooks, but for gaming. No word on price, battery life." Ars Technica 11:54 AM
  • "WD's next-gen SSDs add even more speed and capacity: Its new drives are the first to use 64-layer 3D NAND tech." Engadget 12:02 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's How Congress Is Secretly Trying to Crush the Bull Market in Apple and the Entire Stock Market" TheStreet 7:56 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq snap win streak, even as stock in tech giants set records: Amazon stock ends at record, briefly surpasses $1,000 milestone" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Despite Amazon's Stock Hitting $1,000, the Nasdaq Is in Danger of Breaking This Streak" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street slips as energy, financials lose ground" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pull Back as Energy, Financial Shares Decline: Data for U.S. consumer confidence and personal income and spending are due this week, as is the closely watched monthly jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Nikkei eases as nervous investors push yen higher" MarketWatch 7:07 AM
  • "European stocks head for 4th straight loss as banks suffer from Italian jitters" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

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