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Tuesday Highlights: ServeTheHome investigative report into Bloomberg story of spy chip finds allegations technically implausible—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; almost two dozen iPhone XR Reviews published today, including those from John Gruber, Wired, Ed Baig, WSJ; but those who haven't bought an XR yet may have to wait till Friday's in-store release; MacMost explains how to setup privacy prefs in Mojave; Jamf announces deal with SAP to manage their huge Apple ecosystem, and IBM opensources their Mac@IBM code; The Verge reports Apple to deal with Beautygate issuing fix in iOS 12.1; Forbes issues warning for those on iOS beta to turn off Auto Updates and uninstall Public Beta Profile.

  • "How Music Drowns Apple's Innovation"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:37 AM
  • "How serious is Apple about VR?"  The Verge 11:24 AM
  • "Apple works hard to make developers happy — and that means new hardware" Seattle Times 2:17 PM
  • "Apple's New iPhones May Miss Out on Higher-Speed Data Links" ["Verizon Corp., AT&T Inc. and the rest of the U.S. wireless industry have a big boast for this year's crop of smartphones: thanks to network upgrades, devices will be able to download as much as a gigabit of data in a single second -- speeds 100 times faster than before. But that won't be the case for Apple Inc.'s newest iPhones, devices to go on sale later this year, leaving the company's most important product potentially lagging behind the data performance of rival smartphones."]  Bloomberg 7:06 AM
  • "No need to reinvent the wheel with iOS 11: Did some of the new iPad features in iOS 11 seem...Mac-like? Dan Moren explains how that's a good thing."  Macworld 6:55 AM
  • "The low-tech ambitions of Apple's design guru" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "Apple is laying the groundwork for a more advanced Apple TV" Business Insider 1:01 PM
  • "Apple-Imagination Licensing Disagreement Becomes Formal Dispute: Apple is one of the top customers of semiconductor companies (SMH). The volume of its orders makes Apple a priority customer for many semiconductor suppliers and makes them dependent on the handset maker for cash." Market Realist 6:26 PM
  • "Apple Customer Data in China Was Sold Illegally, Police Say" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:41 AM
  • "How to convert an iWork Pages file to Microsoft Word format" TechRepublic 6:56 AM
  • "Using the Mac Thesaurus While Writing" MacMost 9:33 AM
  • "On Apple, Privacy, Security, And The Cloud" Mac 360 11:26 AM
  • "iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra: Waiting for the Public Beta?" The Tech Night Owl 9:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "International Space Station 1.4 shows exact position of the space station over the earth and let you see it at naked eye" Tension Software 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook: Technology Should Serve Humanity, Not the Other Way Around/In an exclusive interview, the CEO of Apple talks about artificial intelligence in iPhones and why he doesn't want to talk about the future."  MIT Technology Review 12:13 PM
  • "Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook's MIT commencement speech" Recode 11:30 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook To MIT Grads: You Must Have Hacked Trump's Twitter" BuzzFeed 2:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook Warns MIT Grads Not to Listen to Trolls" TheStreet 11:26 AM
  • "Tim Cook takes swipe at Windows during MIT commencement/Apple CEO jokes: 'In a moment of youthful indiscretion, I might even have experimented with a Windows PC.'" CNET 12:12 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT" Associated Press 7:01 AM
  • "Watch Live: Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers MIT Commencement Speech" Fortune 7:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos will visit the White House for tech council meeting: Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt will also reportedly attend the Jared Kushner-led meeting" The Verge 6:54 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend White House for Kushner-Led Tech Summit" MacRumors 7:00 AM
  • "'I rarely get to see my kids' — Apple is getting roasted over this ad for its new TV show about making apps" Business Insider 5:14 PM
  • "Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' totally gets that kids are just a speed bump on the road to success" Mashable 5:14 PM
  • "Apple just hired the star of Stanford's digital health efforts" CNBC 11:30 AM
  • "Apple is making moves to take over the digital healthcare industry" Business Insider 1:01 PM
  • "Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators" TechCrunch 1:01 PM
  • "Apple's new machine learning framework thinks the old Mac Pro is a heater" The Next Web 6:47 AM
  • "Confirmed: OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7 Plus clone" BGR 6:59 AM
  • "Apple highlights A10X Fusion power, 'no lag' with Pencil in latest iPad Pro ads" 9to5Mac 1:02 PM
  • "New iPad Pro ads tout power and the Pencil" Cult of Mac 11:45 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Brilliant ad campaign turns switcher into unlikely star" Cult of Mac 9:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "How the internet of things is changing the way we drive" The Next Web 8:58 PM
  • "GameStop confirms extensive credit card data breach" Engadget 5:49 PM
  • "'Snakes on a T-Mobile Cell Tower' is the IRL horror movie nobody wanted" Mashable 11:27 AM
  • "Tech neck is a real thing (and I have it) - Video" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps" TechHive 6:55 AM
  • "The low-tech ambitions of Apple's design guru: 'There aren't any good soap dispensers,' said Ive, who is now on a quest to solve a problem that 'really bothers' him" Financial Times Magazine [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "The Big HomePod FAQ Show -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-09" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, joined by Apple scholarship winner Kenny Batista" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Is Apple's HomePod better than Amazon's Echo or Google's Home?" Recode 7:00 AM
  • "Step into the Future: iPhone X Running iOS 11" iDrop News 6:56 AM
  • "Alleged Final Schematics Of iPhone 7s Plus And iPhone 8 Leak" Tech Times 7:08 AM
  • "New iMacs promise 1 billion colors - Video" CNET 11:13 AM
  • "Samsung Display to supply up to 80 million AMOLED panels for new iPhone in 2H17" DigiTimes 6:57 AM
  • "Report: Mass production of next-gen iPhones underway, glass chassis for both iPhone 7s and OLED iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
  • "Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Almost No New Hardware in the 2017 MacBook or MacBook Pro" iFixit 7:49 AM
  • "iPhone 7s, 7s Plus May Have iPhone 8-like Glass Back" The Mac Observer 11:24 AM
  • "App Store now requires developers to use official API to request app ratings, disallows custom prompts" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Guidelines Now Allow Executable Code in Educational Apps and Developer Tools" MacStories 5:15 PM
  • "Apple made a change that could save 50% of your iPhone's camera storage" Business Insider 11:13 AM
  • "iOS 11 brings lossless FLAC audio to iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 1:21 PM
  • "Use iOS 11 Shut Down Feature To Turn Off iPhone With A Broken Power Button Easily, Here's How" Redmond Pie 1:21 PM
  • "iOS 11 lets you scan a router's QR code to quickly join a network" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "iOS 11: iPhone users won't need to type a Wi-Fi password again" The Independent 7:10 AM
  • "iOS 11 Demo Highlights Potential for Drag and Drop on iPad" MacRumors 6:57 AM
  • "iOS 11 Beta Bugs And Problems Discovered So Far [Running List] Redmond Pie 7:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM

  • "2017 iMac 5K: What's New and What's Missing?" Bare Feats 11:41 AM
  • "Here's how Apple's HomePod speaker compares to the Amazon Echo and Google Home" Business Insider 9:36 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5-Inch First Look: Get your first look at the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, announced at WWDC 2017, in action as an illustrator recreates iconic 'Teen Vogue' images." Teen Vogue 7:08 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Touch Bar 2017 Teardown" iFixit 7:50 AM
  • "Retina MacBook 2017 Teardown" iFixit 7:50 AM
  • "First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 5:17 PM
  • "Review: V-Moda Remix Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 1:04 PM
  • "Logitech Brio 4K Pro review: A superb webcam ready for a ultra high-resolution world" PCWorld 6:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Amazon launches 'My Mix,' a personalized shop filled with your favorite things" TechCrunch 5:17 PM
  • "iOS 11 Developer Beta 1: Video Walkthrough of Siri's New Voice" The Mac Observer 12:52 PM
  • "Inside the betas: iOS 11 HomeKit adds timers, multi-person occupancy support Article" iLounge 11:30 AM
  • "Inside iOS 11: With 'antennagate' a distant memory, Apple switches back to signal bars" AppleInsider 1:02 PM
  • "See Apple's iOS 11 one-handed keyboard and key flick features in action" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "Hands on: Does watchOS 4 give Apple Watch what it needs?" Cult of Mac 8:02 PM
  • "Puzzle Droids proves Candy Crush is better with a sweet Star Wars coating" Macworld 1:02 PM
  • "Easiest Way to Download Facebook Videos to Your iPhone" iDrop News 5:15 PM
  • "iOS 11: The smart person's guide/iOS 11 is coming this fall, though developers can get their hands on it now. Here's what you need to know about Apple's next mobile operating system." TechRepublic 2:17 PM
  • "iOS 11 Tip: How to record your iPhone screen natively to capture gameplay" Cult of Mac 1:04 PM
  • "How to use Reader View in Safari on iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:24 AM
  • "How to Manage Privacy Settings on Popular iOS Apps" Intego 9:51 AM
  • "How to use Key Flicks on iPad's QuickType keyboard in iOS 11" iMore 9:41 AM
  • "10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know: Brush up on the iOS basics, from snapping screenshots to typing letters with accent marks." Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "How To: Enable Device Screen Recording on an iOS 11 Device" MacTrast 7:01 AM
  • "AirPods Next/Previous track controls also work on iOS 10" iDownload Blog 10:24 AM
  • "5 things to do before giving an old iPhone or iPad to your kid" PCWorld 8:07 AM
  • "WWDC 2017 Hit Apple Nerds Right in the Feels" 512 Pixels 8:48 PM
  • "Drag-and-drop on the iPad is going to take some getting used to" BGR 8:16 PM
  • "How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store: It's far easier than you think. No luck or perseverance necessary." Medium 8:16 PM
  • "Apple's $5K iMac Pro Is a Great Deal vs Comparable Windows PCs" iDrop News 7:16 PM
  • "Apple earns an A+ for WWDC 2017"s farewell beer bash" Cult of Mac 7:16 PM
  • "How Might Apple's iPhone 8 Impact Foxconn?" Market Realist 6:26 PM
  • "Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more" 9to5Mac 5:17 PM
  • "Apple 'totally undersells' the iPad Pro's new processor" BGR 5:16 PM
  • "Is Apple back to its best following WWDC 2017? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 5:16 PM
  • "Did Apple Just Kill Incentivized Video Ads Again? Nobody's Sure!" Touch Arcade 5:15 PM
  • "Final thoughts on WWDC in San Jose" The Loop 5:14 PM
  • "Post WWDC: Has Apple Fixed Everything, or do Weaknesses Remain?" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "What If Apple Did What Samsung Does?" NoodleMac 11:27 AM
  • "About Apple's Mac Pricing" TeraTalks 11:27 AM
  • "Siri And Her Friends Are Dumb" Mac 360 10:17 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 11 Fights A Battle Between Innovation And Simplicity" Forbes 10:16 AM
  • "Apple Sure Has Some Weird New Hobbies" Gizmodo UK 7:08 AM
  • "Hey, Apple Fixed This! At WWDC, Apple introduced new features that address the more egregious problems that plague users." Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "Reasons to be skeptical of Chrome's ad blocker" Six Colors 11:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming June 10: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers, from TidBITS, and John Martellaro, from The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:29 PM
  • "Samsung redefines widescreen monitor with curved model four feet wide, yours for $1500" 9to5Mac 9:36 AM
  • "newPCgadgets Introduces An iPad Stand For Business With Engraved Logo" prMac 10:29 AM
  • "SeizAlarm Version 3.0 Can Now Detect Seizures With The Apple Watch" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Comics fans will want to download the Valiant Comics mobile app" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel fires warning shots at Microsoft, claims x86 emulation is a patent minefield: Intel doesn't name names, but Windows 10 on ARM is surely the target of its ire." Ars Technica 1:52 PM
  • "Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs" Engadget 5:49 PM
  • "Intel: Steer clear of our patents" Axios 8:54 AM
  • "Intel: Don't Emulate Our Chip Architecture" PC Magazine 8:56 PM
  • "Intel patent roadblock may cripple Windows on ARM" MSPoweruser 8:54 AM
  • "Intel hints that Microsoft, Qualcomm's Windows 10/ARM x86 emulation could infringe on its IP" TechSpot 8:53 AM
  • "Intel rattles swords at Qualcomm over planned Windows 10 machines" The Inquirer 8:53 AM
  • "Hacking group uses Intel management system to sneak past Windows firewall" Ars Technica UK 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's not very happy about Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 PCs" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Intel seemingly hints of potential patent infringement around x86 emulation on ARM" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's customized Windows 10 for China marks big change in approach to market: Crozier" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds" Computerworld 12:45 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on a Google Assistant-like conversational UI for Cortana" Windows Central 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft's Looking to Move Cortana in Windows 10, New Conversation UI" Thurrott 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft might be rethinking how users interact with Cortana" The Verge 5:49 PM
  • "Microsoft UK CEO Says Passion Just As Important As Digital Skills" Silicon UK 9:14 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 build teases major features for PCs" SlashGear 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Seeks Closer Partnerships With Chinese Firms" [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 just got a massive update and here's how to get it first" Express UK 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft: Here's How Windows 10 Protected Users Against WannaCry" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build 16215 Is One of the Biggest Releases Ever UPDATED" Softpedia 9:10 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Loses WhatsApp as Facebook Moves App On-Premise" WHIR 9:02 AM
  • "Lloyds Bank inks £1.3 billion IT outsourcing deal with IBM" Finextras 9:01 AM
  • "IBM and HPE's Server Businesses Aren't Just Pressured By the Cloud Anymore" TheStreet 7:26 PM
  • "HP EliteBook x360 is a stunning, practical laptop for work: review" FOXNews 9:00 AM
  • "Dell grows but profits hit by component cost headwinds" CRN UK 8:56 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 review (2017): The best Windows 10 laptop goes Kaby Lake" Expert Reviews 8:56 AM
  • "Dell EMC takes over from HPE as server king" Channel Eye 8:56 AM
  • "AMD's FreeSync 2 tech debuts in a wild 49-inch Samsung HDR monitor" PCWorld 12:36 PM
  • "Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 Adds Support For DiRT 4, AMD RX 580 Gets 30% Performance Boost" SegmentNext 8:49 AM
  • "Get AMD's Latest Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition Driver - Version 17.6.1" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Cisco: video to represent 80% of web traffic in 2021 » Digital TV Europe" Digital TV Europe 8:46 AM
  • "Internet users in India will increase by more than double by 2021, says CISCO report" 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco: Global IP Traffic From Smartphones Will Quadruple by 2021" WirelessWeek 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco: Prepare for an IoT data explosion" ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "Default Account, Debug Tool Expose Cisco Prime Users to Attacks" SecurityWeek 8:44 AM
  • "Cisco: Internet of Things and video driving internet traffic" Broadband TV 8:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares slam into reverse in tech stock sell-off" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:16 PM
  • "Bloomberg rumor knocks $30 billion off Apple's market cap"  Apple 3.0 5:14 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq tumbles on tech selloff while Dow climbs to record close: Apple posts biggest daily drop since 16 months" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "Nasdaq Swept Away From Records on Brutal Surprise Tech Selloff" TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "Dow closes at fresh high, tech selloff shoves Nasdaq from record" FOXBusiness 4:23 PM
  • "Tech Shares Fall After Big Rally: A series of downbeat research notes about the tech giants and climbing valuations spark selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Op-Ed: Why this monster tech stock could be the Intel of the A.I. age" CNBC 1:21 PM
  • "Nikkei returns to 20,000 as Asian markets warily eye U.K. election: Asian stocks started Friday trading mixed, in a wait-and-see mode as exit polls suggested the U.K.'s governing Conservative party failed to keep its parliamentary majority in Thursday's general election there." MarketWatch 7:18 AM
  • "European stocks rise, take lead from U.K. after surprise election result: Major European stock benchmarks rose Friday, as U.K. stocks gained on a slide in the pound after the U.K.'s general election left the British government with a hung parliament." MarketWatch 11:27 AM

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