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Thursday Highlights: Buckle up Apple fans, October 30 New York City event invitations sent out! Let the speculation begin...; Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Developer Earnings from the App Store Top $70 Billion" ["The App Store is home to the most innovative apps in the world and in the past 12 months alone, downloads have grown over 70 percent. From breakout hits like Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run to other standout launches such as CancerAid, SPACE by THIX, Zones for Training with Exercise Intensity, Vanido, Ace Tennis and Havenly, customers discover and experience new apps and games every day on the App Store."]  Business Wire 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's latest announcement hints that we could be in for an action-packed event next week"  Business Insider 10:04 AM
  • "Apple has paid App Store devs over $70 billion: Can its winning streak continue?"  Computerworld 9:52 AM
  • "Apple says iOS app developers earned $20 billion last year: Downloads are also up at the App Store, growing 70 percent in the past 12 months, according to the iPhone maker." CNET 7:40 PM
  • "Analyzing Apple's Silicon Design Strategy"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:57 AM
  • "Apple CEO blasts Trump's Paris accord move in email"  Axios 7:47 PM
  • "Tim Cook phoned White House urging Trump not to withdraw US from Paris Agreement"  Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook and Google are among the many tech giants angry with Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement: Many in Silicon Valley urged Trump not to withdraw from the international climate pact." Recode 7:53 PM
  • "Apple's iPhones Top ACSI's Customer Satisfaction Index"  Market Realist 6:50 AM
  • "Intel may benefit from Apple's fight with Qualcomm" DigiTimes 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 31 for Mac" MacTrast 7:59 AM
  • "TripMode 2 review: Utility manages, blocks, and caps macOS Internet use/Monitor and cap your Mac's Internet data transfer on Wi-Fi networks or while tethering with a well-made management tool." Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "File Email on macOS – Quickly and Effectively" Intego 11:48 AM
  • "Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS" OS X Daily 2:59 PM
  • "How to Add or Remove an App Icon From the Mac Dock" MacTrast 8:14 AM
  • "3 Mac Utilities You Don't Need" Mac 360 8:13 AM
  • "Evergreen Diary #1: Open Source" inessential 7:50 PM
Press Releases
  • "Visual Studio for Mac, finally!" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Cocktail 10.3.4 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 9:51 AM
  • "AutoMailer 2.5 for macOS to send bulk personalized emails in text and html" Tension Software 7:50 AM
  • "The Top Ten Apps for Final Cut Pro X" 6:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Park's Tree Whisperer: Steve Jobs had a vision to resurrect pre-tech Silicon Valley in his new HQ. It was up to this hippie arborist to make it happen." Backchannel 11:46 AM
  • "Why Apple's futuristic $5 billion campus has a random century-old barn" Business Insider 12:21 PM
  • "First WWDC 2017 Decorations Start Going Up at McEnery Convention Center" MacRumors 2:13 PM
  • "WWDC '17 Decorations Are Already Going Up in San Jose" iDrop News 8:25 PM
  • "Foster + Partners Opens the Greenest Apple Store in the World: Located in Singapore, this is Apple's first store in Southeast Asia, and will include a number of trees throughout the space" Architectural Digest 6:50 AM
  • "WWDC: Forrester predicts AI, bots, Siri and smart speakers" Apple Must 10:06 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were both surprisingly sensitive to criticism" Business Insider 2:03 PM
  • "Man jailed for refusing to disclose iPhone passcode underlines Fifth Amendment uncertainties" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its first disk drive" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's mesh WiFi system connects your smart home this July" Engadget 2:13 PM
  • "OneLogin Data Breach May Have Revealed Encrypted Data" Gizmodo 11:46 AM
  • "Password manager OneLogin hit by data breach" BBC 7:59 AM
  • "Supreme Court ruling on printer cartridges changes what it means to buy almost anything" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:38 PM
  • "The Supreme Court Just Bolstered Your Right to Repair Stuff"  Wired 6:56 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 in-depth preview (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 86)" CNET 9:34 PM
  • "Macworld's June Digital Edition: Take Better iPhone Videos" Macworld 2:04 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 122 | Latest WWDC rumors and iOS 11 wishlist" 9to5Mac 1:18 PM
  • "Apple's Big WWDC Keynote Plans, Siri Speaker vs Sonos -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-01" The Mac Observer 12:19 PM
  • "139: You Don't Deserve A Touch Bar" The Rebound 10:33 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs and Senator Kamala Harris are worried about Trump and immigration" Recode 6:51 AM
  • "Walt Mossberg, Bill Gates and the late-night Taco Bell run that never happened" Recode 6:51 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 192, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons" Daring Fireball 6:45 AM
  • "Swift Playgrounds expands coding education to robots, drones and musical instruments" Apple 10:19 AM
  • "Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life: Swift Playgrounds can now teach your child to program robotic toys and drones." Engadget 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's 'Siri speaker' could be unveiled as early as next week" Digital Trends 6:51 AM
  • "Apple rumoured to be unveiling its own smart home speaker at WWDC 2017" Canadian Reviewer 6:51 AM
  • "Report: Much-Rumored Siri Smart Speaker Already in Production" MacTrast 7:59 AM
  • "First iOS 11 Devices Spotted Online Before WWDC" iDrop News 9:38 PM
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Beta 2 Vs iOS 10.3.2 Comparison Gives Apple's Latest Test Seed Slight Performance Edge" Redmond Pie 10:59 AM
  • "Sony gives priority to Apple, China-based vendors for CIS capacity" DigiTimes 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Advances their work on a 3D Virtual Character Creation App for Gaming on iDevices, Apple TV & future Headset" Patently Apple 6:52 AM
  • "Apple invents a new Integrated Microphone and Vibration Sensor to Provide Superior Headset Noise Cancellation" Patently Apple 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "Anker SoundBuds Slim review: A wireless headphone bargain that's hard to beat" CNET 7:46 PM
  • "The Whole House Music System I Always Wanted - Bose Soundtouch" ["Your smartphone acts as a remote, not the music source"] Terry White's Tech Blog 6:44 AM
  • "Review: Elgato Eve Degree, a pretty but pricey HomeKit-compatible room thermometer" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A New App For iPhone's Camera" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "How to manipulate iOS text using the keyboard" Cult of Mac 4:08 PM
  • "Share Photos Between iPhones With AirDrop" MacMost 10:08 AM
  • "Download Deezer++ IPA On iOS 10 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 10:04 AM
  • "How to Subscribe to a Podcast on iOS or iTunes" PC Magazine 10:04 AM
  • "How to add royalty-free music to iMovie for iOS with iCloud Drive" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "Hands-on: Logitech's new MX Master 2S Mouse w/ Flow is remarkable" 9to5Mac 6:45 AM
  • "How to take great product photos with your iPhone: Taking pictures of your used stuff to sell online takes some technique, but it doesn't have to be hard or expensive." Macworld 6:43 AM
  • "Viewing and Managing all of your Apple devices in iOS 10.3 Tips" iLounge 3:57 PM
  • "Making the Mac multitouch. A bit." iMore 7:50 PM
  • "Check Out This Gorgeous iPhone Pro Concept [Images] iClarified 7:50 PM
  • "Giving iPad Pro a smart trackpad" iMore 7:38 PM
  • "Apple's fight with Qualcomm could hurt the iPhone 8" BGR 5:01 PM
  • "iPad Pro 2 mockup brings trackpad to Smart Keyboard" Cult of Mac 3:43 PM
  • "Apple's Rumored Siri Speaker Likely Targets Sonos, Too" The Mac Observer 10:16 AM
  • "Here's a gorgeous iPhone 8 concept that Apple could never make" BGR 10:05 AM
  • "iPhone Copycat Invents iPhone Again" Mac360 8:32 AM
  • "No iPhone Password? Go To Jail!" PixoBebo 8:22 AM
  • "Apple And Fake Technology News" Mac360 8:01 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Siri Speaker To Debut at WWDC17" RazMag 11:46 AM
  • "The Siri Speaker, screen or no screen, and some thoughts about actual news" The Loop 7:59 AM
  • "Where Are All the Apple Leaks?" Kirkville 6:52 AM
  • "Why Apple's Tim Cook called the White House yesterday" Apple 3.0 6:44 AM
  • "Monday's Apple WWDC Keynote Just Got Even More Exciting" The Mac Observer 7:36 PM
  • "Why Apple's WWDC Event is Even More Important in 2017" The Mac Observer 3:30 PM
  • "WWDC over the years: How it became a tech juggernaut" Cult of Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Cassandra: Thursday Review -Reporting on WWDC and Hardware Arrivals" eXtensions 10:59 AM
  • "WWDC silly season grows with seemingly baseless analyst speculation" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "How Apple could improve the iPad at WWDC/Commentary: As Apple's WWDC conference approaches, so could iPad news. Apple's tablet could use some evolution." CNET 6:56 AM
  • "Apple's WWDC Announcements: What are the chances?" Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Dave Winer, 'Why I Can't/Won't Point to Facebook Blog Posts'" Daring Fireball 1:05 PM
  • "The Laptop Ban Could Be Even More Dangerous for Passengers" iPhone Hacks 10:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nike's New Day to Night Apple Watch Band Collection is Now on Sale" AppAdvice 2:03 PM
  • "Google Sheets adds new chart tools on the web and iOS, improved shortcuts and sync" 9to5Mac 1:01 PM
  • "OWC/Newertech Father's Day Gift Ideas For The Digital Dad 2017 Mac/Smartphone/Tablet Storage & Accessories" Thomas PR 12:22 PM
  • "AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more" AppleInsider 11:48 AM
  • "New Logitech MX Mice and Flow Let Your Cursor Flow Across Multiple Computers" MacPrices 10:59 AM
  • "Beautiful Bling That Can Add Wow To Your Apple Watch Band!" iMore 10:19 AM
  • "Sonnet Launches eGFX Breakaway Box for Boosting Gaming and Professional Graphics Performance" Wall Street Communications 10:18 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro BookArc in color-matching Space Gray now available from TwelveSouth" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Plex brings over-the-air live TV support for Plex Pass subscribers" 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Plex Live TV and DVR launches for subscribers" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "2017 iBooks Author Conference to be held Oct. 12, 13 in Nashville, TN" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "Epic Little War Game goes, er, epic!" prMac 6:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 market share continues to increase as XP falls below 7% for the first time" Neowin 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft starts paying Brits to dump Google and start using Bing: String up the bunting! Light the beacons!" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft is now paying people to use Bing in the UK with its Rewards scheme" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft will now pay users in the UK to use Bing browser; here's how you can collect the Reward points: Microsoft is bribing you to switch to its Bing search engine." BGR India 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Pay You To Switch From Google To Bing From Today - here's how you can sign up and take advantage of the scheme." Express UK 8:23 AM
  • "WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows" FOXNews 8:24 AM
  • "Human and computer vision unite to help Microsoft engineers stop traffic deaths" GeekWire 8:22 AM
  • "What is Microsoft Rewards? We explain how Microsoft's Rewards programme works, and exactly what you can expect to get out of it." PC Advisor 8:22 AM
  • "3 fields that Bill Gates thinks you should consider to make a huge impact in the world" Business Insider India 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface devices are immune to Intel AMT security vulnerability" BetaNews 10:37 AM
  • "Acer's Windows phones reappear in the Microsoft Store" Neowin 7:24 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is really good at creating cancer treatment plans: Clinicians continue to add to the system's cancer-assessing repertoire." Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "IBM, Cisco Integrate Threat Intelligence to Improve Cyber-Security" eWeek 7:18 AM
  • "Intel intros 8088 microprocessor, June 1, 1979" EDN Network 10:37 AM
  • "Hands On: Intel's Project Alloy Headset" PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Intel, MLB sign virtual realty streaming deal for Samsung headsets" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Here's What Intel's Compute Card Can Do" Tom's Guide 10:37 AM
  • "Intel Compute Card hands-on review: We take a look at the devices powered by Intel's tiny computer" The Inquirer 8:21 AM
  • "Intel Core i9 To Give Tough Competition To AMD Threadripper CPU" Korea Portal 8:50 AM
  • "Oracle asks for more time to finish Java 9: Eight weeks needed to sort out missing pieces of Jigsaw platform module system" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "The world's tiniest Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti GPU is still kind of gigantic" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Toshiba, Western Digital trade barbs in spat over chip unit auction" Reuters 7:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Rich Would You Be if You Followed Buffett into AAPL?" Investopedia 7:59 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close at record on back of robust labor-market data: Palo Alto Networks, Box, HPE move on earnings" MarketWatch 3:52 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq at All-Time Highs Ahead of U.S. Jobs Report" TheStreet 3:52 PM
  • "Dow: What's next for stocks after May gain?" USA Today 3:52 PM
  • "Wall Street hits record highs as economy seen accelerating" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close at Fresh Highs: Better-than-expected figures on U.S. private payrolls from ADP help lift the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields" [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Japan stocks change tack, gain as other Asian markets hit doldrums" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "European stocks break 5-day losing run with oil, U.K. election in focus" MarketWatch 8:14 AM

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