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Monday Highlights: Following media criticism in China, Apple pulls at least 25,000 illegal apps, many gambling-related, from China App Store—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; developers get hands on 8th betas of Mojave, tvOS 12 and more today; MacBook Pro Touch Bar, with Mojave installed, brings new feature you can add: Automator actions; MacRumors reports Amsterdam Apple Store iPad battery incident under investigation at Apple; lawsuit against Apple "claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users"; interesting story at Wi-Fi Now on how a meeting in 1998 with Steve Jobs brought Wi-Fi into being; MacMost takes you on a video tour of Prague's Apple Museum; an Artificial Intelligence now in charge of keeping Google's data centers cool; copper coil said to be included in next iPhones for faster/more efficient wireless charging; at least six new models of Apple Watch registered in Eurasia.

  • "Zakrzewski's Take: Apple Enters the Augmented Reality Race/Will Apple finally make augmented reality mainstream?" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Joins Microsoft, Google In Race To Be No. 1 In Augmented Reality" Forbes 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Is Taking Virtual and Augmented Reality Seriously: A job listing on Apple's website indicates that the company wants to help shape iOS into the premier augmented- and virtual-reality platform." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Is Making Old iPhones New Again to Win India: Old-gen models like the 5S make up more than half of Apple's shipments to the subcontinent." Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone iOS Might Save Your Life"  Forbes 7:15 AM
  • "The Coming War: Browsers Against Advertising Pollution/Next year, will see a major offensive from Google and Apple against the worse parts of the advertising world. It will be tricky for Google, bound to appear as judge and jury. Expect many casualties. But the entire ecosystem will benefit from these initiatives."  Monday Note 7:32 AM
  • "Mac ransomware author is giving away malicious code to script kiddies" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "How you can improve web security in the way you browse, share links, and configure your own sites" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "KeyFlow Pro 1.8: Time to Rethink Final Cut Pro X Collaboration" 8:15 AM
  • "Using Google Docs to Convert Scans to Text" MacMost 10:00 AM
  • "Frustrated by winmail.dat files? Letter Opener saves the day!" Apple World Today 8:15 AM
  • "6 things I love about macOS High Sierra (so far)" iMore 8:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Output Factory 2 Public Beta for Adobe InDesign Can Run Custom Scripts" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "AutoCrypt 2.3 for batch process encryption of files on macOS" Tension Software 7:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store" MacRumors 7:23 AM
  • "New Report Warns In-App Purchase Scams Are on the Rise" iDrop News 2:28 PM
  • "With Apple's Business Chat, users can schedule appointments and process payments in iMessage: On Friday at WWDC, Apple launched Business Chat in developer preview, which allows businesses to connect directly with customers and even process purchases via iMessage." TechRepublic 10:46 AM
  • "Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots: And iMessage users send over 200,000 messages each second" Computerworld 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook may have taken a subtle dig at Facebook" Washington Post 6:52 AM
  • "Apple is getting ready to launch its first store in Taiwan" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Huawei knocks Apple into third place in phone wars - but only briefly: Huawei closes in on Apple's number two position in smartphones" V3 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Hires Stanford Digital Health Expert Dr. Sumbul Desai" The Mac Observer 9:19 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Inside Walt Mossberg's gadget museum" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be Sprint exclusive" CNET 7:18 AM
  • "Doom VFR brings its Satanic shooting action to virtual reality" VentureBeat 6:58 AM
  • "No Gigabit Download iPhones, Camera Phone 20th Anniversary -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-12" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with iOS & Android Indie Developer Graham Dawson" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 041: Sam Mestman - WWDC, iMac Pro and FCPX" FCPRadio 7:23 AM
  • "First Alleged iPhone 8 Part Leaks Surface" MacRumors 2:28 PM
  • "Newly leaked iPhone 8 parts give glimpse into rumored design" 9to5Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Fresh leak sheds new light on Apple's iPhone 8 design" BGR 10:25 AM
  • "iPhone 8 'Shell Fixture' Leaked? [Photos] iClarified 10:25 AM
  • "All the Ways Apple's iOS 11 Will Change Your iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Executable code allowed in iOS 11 apps for educational purposes, developer reference tools" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "New iPhone said lacking tech to match rivals' data speed" Bloomberg 6:53 AM
  • "iPhone 8 comes to life with iOS 11"s new ARKit" Cult of Mac 3:54 PM
  • "Developer uncovers drag and drop support for iPhone in iOS 11" 9to5Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Drag and drop between apps works on the iPhone, Apple just has it turned off" The Verge 7:15 PM
  • "Apple will require users to switch to 2FA in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra" iMore 7:14 PM
  • "Foxconn says Apple, Dell join its bid for Toshiba chip business" Reuters 7:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "New iPad Pro Inches Toward Replacing PC, but Falls Short" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "The 10.5" iPad Pro: Future-Proof" MacStories 7:33 AM
  • "Review: 10.5-inch iPad Pro" The Loop 7:33 AM
  • "The New iPad Pro Has A Full-Size Keyboard And An Insanely Fast Processor" BuzzFeed 7:32 AM
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro Review: Beauty of a beast" iMore 7:32 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2017) Review: This Is Crazy Fast" LAPTOP Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Review: The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is much more 'pro' than what it replaces" Ars Technica 7:22 AM
  • "Apple pays off its future-of-computing promise with iPad Pro" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPad Pro (10.5-Inch)" Wired 7:17 AM
  • "iPad Pro Review: Apple's tablet wants to be your everything" CNET 7:17 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5 Review: Where execution and ambition meet" Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5 Review: overkill/Apple extends its tablet lead, but iOS 11 might end up being a bigger deal" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is Apple's best tablet" Mashable 7:09 AM
  • "Watch: 2017 MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake CPU vs. Apple's 2016 Skylake model" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "After years of searching, I finally found the only headphones that stay in my ears while working out" Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "Review: 1More Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 3:32 PM
  • "Video hands-on: Apple's new leather case for Apple Pencil prevents rolling and broken tips" iDownload Blog 10:26 AM
  • "Prynt Pocket Review: The ultimate party photo printer for your iPhone" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "MartinLogan Unison Review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl" TechHive 7:21 AM
  • "I Watched 'Planet of the Apps' So You Don't Have To" PC Magazine 4:16 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On: iOS 11 Brings Major Updates to the Camera and Photos Apps" MacRumors 9:22 PM
  • "iOS 11 Lets You Sync Health Data To iCloud" Redmond Pie 7:18 PM
  • "Watch: Control Center gets overhauled (again) in iOS 11" AppleInsider 2:21 PM
  • "Screenshots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots..." 500ish Words 7:30 AM
  • "Why You'll Love (and Loathe) Magikarp Jump for iOS" iDrop News 7:29 AM
  • "How to move multiple iPhone Home screen apps icons on iOS 11 using drag and dropĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 9:23 PM
  • "iOS 11 How To: Turn on Smart Invert 'Dark Mode' in iOS 11" MacTrast 10:26 AM
  • "How to connect your AirPods to Apple TV using Siri" iMore 10:21 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Warns MIT Students of Technology's Downside" The Mac Observer 6:02 PM
  • "It doesn't matter that Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not support 4G Gigabit LTE or 5G" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "Comment: Apple needs to clamp down on App Store abuse hard and fast" 9to5Mac 10:21 AM
  • "These are the Best Apple watchOS 4 Improvements We Know About so far" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "What Price iMac Pro (vs. Mac Pro 2018)" Mac 360 9:19 AM
  • "iPad Pro Could Replace My Mac" TeraTalks 9:19 AM
  • "The Privacy And Security I Want From Apple" NoodleMac 8:13 AM
  • "iMac Pro promises 'all new speakers', not so the 'non-pro' models" Apple World Today 8:13 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 Will Be A Real Challenge For Apple's iPhone 8" ValueWalk 7:32 AM
  • "Surprise! Tech transparency reports aren't all that transparent" ZDNet 4:16 PM
  • "Google is God, Facebook is love and Uber is 'frat rock,' says brand strategy expert Scott Galloway" Recode 10:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Here's the first trailer for the new South Park Phone Destroyer iOS game" 9to5Mac 6:04 PM
  • "Honda's Clarity Electric launching with Apple CarPlay in August" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "Accessories from WWDC -Apple Pencil Case" eXtensions 9:39 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 12: Joe Kissell, WWDC, Clips, and Security" The MUG Center 9:19 AM
  • "Basic analytics coming to iOS 11"s Podcasts app" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Minecraft on iOS is getting cross-platform multiplayer" Cult of Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Logitech's latest mouse mat is a giant wireless charging pad" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad Gets Custom Case via WaterField" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Arabic English Dictionary Translator 19.0 Released with new Features" prMac 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Justices Side With Microsoft In Xbox 360 Class Action Case" Associated Press 9:35 AM
  • "E3 2017: Microsoft's Vr Focus Is On Windows Right Now Rather Than Xbox One" IGN 9:35 AM
  • "The Xbox One X will be great ... next year" Engadget 2:40 PM
  • "Who wants to buy Microsoft's Xbox One X?" Engadget 2:40 PM
  • "The Xbox One X vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?" Engadget 2:39 PM
  • "The Xbox One X Reveal in two minutes" TechCrunch 2:13 PM
  • "Xbox Project Scorpio Is The Xbox One X: True Native 4K Gaming" Know Your Mobile 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Updated XBox, Backwards Compatibility For Some Old Games" Consumerist 9:36 AM
  • "Xbox One X is Microsoft's £449 4K HDR games console" What HiFi? 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft can't explain why its 4K is $100 better than Sony's" The Verge 2:24 PM
  • "Look for these Xbox One X logos to know you're getting enhanced 4K and HDR games" The Verge 2:28 PM
  • "17 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computer World .UK 9:27 AM
  • "Want to try Windows 10's oldest ancestor? Get hands on with the OS from the first IBM PC" TechRepublic 9:27 AM
  • "IBM warns itself of possible outages in lab shift screw-up" The Register 9:27 AM
  • "Rimini Street expands support to encompass IBM and Microsoft databases" IT PRO 9:27 AM
  • "EXCLUSIVE-Foxconn says Apple, Dell part of its bid for Toshiba chip business" Nasdaq 9:25 AM
  • "Dell hit by increasing component costs" Channel Eye 9:24 AM
  • "Intel says 10nm Cannon Lake on track and Ice Lake taped out" Hexus 9:21 AM
  • "Intel Core i9: Everything we know so far about Intel's hypercharged PC processor" PCWorld 9:20 AM
  • "TCS, Intel to provide market-ready solutions for firms to go digital" The Economic Times 9:20 AM
  • "Intel tries to menace latest Windows on ARM initiative" Telecoms 9:21 AM
  • "Intel wants to make competitive VR a reality: It's starting a VR eSports league with the help of ESL and Oculus." Engadget 6:05 PM
  • "Intel and Microsoft-Qualcomm are at odds over Windows 10 ARM emulation move" Computerworld 9:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm responds to Intel's rant about x86 emulation on ARM" The Inquirer 9:19 AM
  • "AMD and Intel Race Towards High Core Count CPU Future" Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "Just 3 Months in, AMD's Ryzen Is Already Shaking Up PC Gaming" Motherboard 9:17 AM
  • "Dell announces two new models of its Alienware Area 51 desktop, and new accessories" Neowin 9:04 PM
  • "Alienware has new mice, keyboards, and monitors, plus a Threadripper Area 51: Dell builds out the Alienware line with stylized peripherals." Ars Technica 8:58 PM
  • "Larry Ellison's Biggest Battle: Amazon, Microsoft And SAP Grabbing Oracle Database Customers" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "Cisco Systems - Take Advantage Of Earnings Drop & Collect The Dividend" Seeking Alpha 9:12 AM
  • "Cisco's DevNet alters collaboration playing field" CIO 9:12 AM
  • "Cisco includes Italtel's enterprise SDN application in official catalogue" Total Telecom 9:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple's Selloff Justified? A DCF Analysis" Seeking Alpha 5:03 PM
  • "Apple downgraded by Mizuho, the second ratings cut in a week: Apple cut to neutral from buy on concerns iPhone 8 enthusiasm is now priced in" MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Apple: Mizuho Cuts to Hold; $1,000+ iPhone 8 Won't Expand User Base" Barron's 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Receives Second Downgrade in a Week" Investopedia 7:18 AM
  • "Why Mizuho downgraded Apple and lowered its price target" Apple 3.0 7:31 AM
  • "Did Short Sellers Call This Correction for Apple?" 24/7 Wall St. 10:21 AM
  • "$1B hedge fund founder thinks Amazon will beat Apple to become first trillion-dollar company" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Drop, Outweighing Insurer Rally in Tokyo Stocks" Bloomberg 7:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 close lower a second day as Tech Stocks slump: Gravity overtakes Apple shares following another downgrade" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Nasdaq Suffers Another Bruising Day as FAANG Stocks Take a Hit" TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Tech Stocks, coming off records highs, tumble for a second day" USA Today 4:13 PM
  • "Apple, Netflix see more selling pressure as tech rout continues" FOXBusiness 4:13 PM
  • "Technology Shares Lead Global Declines: Some investors worry that such a highly concentrated group of companies has led the market higher" [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Asian stocks end lower tech-stock selloff spreads: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 12:55 PM
  • "Tech selloff, British government's woes push European stocks to close sharply lower: European stocks finished with their biggest losses in nearly a month Monday, spearheaded by drops in technology shares, while investors held back from buying most U.K. stocks as the British government struggled in the aftermath of an election that resulted in a hung parliament." MarketWatch 12:53 PM

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