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Tuesday Highlights: Apple continues to be chip in trade and tariff wars with troubled Turkey threatening boycott of iPhones; Jonny Evans imagines ways "Apple's AI imaging vision may save lives"; new law proposal in Australia could fine tech firms up to $7.3 million for non compliance in handing over encrypted private data; researcher says warnings in macOS "trivial for malware to suppress and bypass"; Macworld calls PhotoBulk 2 a "Swiss Army Knife...for batch image processing" on the Mac; apparently Apple's aggressive arguments against Apple Park property taxes see company "claiming...cluster of properties around Apple Park is worth just $200"; Sainsbury supermarket experimenting with "scan, pay and go technology" in London; most analysts agree HomePod is at 6% marketshare, but disagree over how many have been sold; TrendForce study predicts budget version among new iPhones coming this Fall, starting at $699—more in our Hardware/Software section; Creqtive Bloq reviews 13" 2018 MacBook Pro with Blackmagic eGPU.

  • "Cook Says Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System"  Bloomberg 6:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple is working on 'autonomous systems'" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on software for self-driving cars/Cook says: 'We're not really saying from a product point of view what we'll do'" The Verge 6:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook finally confirmed that Apple is working on self-driving cars" Business Insider 6:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook: There is a 'major disruption looming' for autonomous driving" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple's car project is 'the mother of all AI projects'" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on driverless cars" Telegraph 6:53 AM
  • "Apple Has Sold More Than 1 Billion iPhones, but Can It Sustain Success?"  24/7 Wall St. 10:24 AM
  • "Can Apple Sell 240 Million iPhone 8 Units?"  24/7 Wall St. 6:49 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Says China Is a Huge Opportunity Over Time" Bloomberg Video 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "10 reasons macOS High Sierra is good for the enterprise" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "Two-factor authentication required for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers" MacRumors 1:38 PM
  • "Second macOS 10.12.6 beta rolling out on Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Why Photos duplicates a description across a set of images" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To Mission Control" MacMost 9:59 AM
  • "3 Ways to Check Your Time Capsule's Remaining Storage" The Mac Observer 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's New iCloud Security Requirements – What to Expect" Intego 11:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper" OS X Daily 4:32 PM
  • "High Sierra leaves Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 behind, 2016 edition needs updating" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "Copy Fast 1.1 let you have in the menu bar an handy utility to copy in a click text from a list of files" Tension Software 9:03 AM
  • "CS Odessa Announces Financial Infographics Solution for ConceptDraw PRO" prMac 11:21 AM
  • "File Recovery Has Never Been Easier - Pandora Recovery is now Disk Drill" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "beaTunes the 5th - Better Algorithms, Dark UI Theme, Improved Usability" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "PopChar 8 offers custom layouts, ligatures, emoji support and more" prMac 6:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Pixel Phones (Exclusive)"  Variety 11:20 AM
  • "Apple softens its stance on developers using iOS as a platform for coding" The Next Web 7:22 AM
  • "Thai clickfarm using 474 iPhones gets thumbs-down from police: Three Chinese men used hundreds of phones and nearly 350,000 SIM cards to operate a vast network of bot accounts on WeChat, according to reports." CNET 6:32 AM
  • "Apple executive Eddy Cue celebrates courtside as Golden State Warriors take NBA title" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Bought Bitcoin at $700" Investopedia 9:23 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Eddy Cue takes the stand to defend iBooks pricing" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Best Buy's new weapon against Amazon: A try-before-you-buy option" Recode 8:39 PM
  • "Best Buy reportedly plans to launch a rental service with used gadgets" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Sprint's free year of unlimited data: what's the catch? No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal." CNET 4:33 PM
  • "Verizon now officially owns Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Egyptian watchdog says authorities blocking more websites" Associated Press 7:45 AM
  • "Facebook, Google and Twitter could face fines if they don't remove extremist content: UK and French governments agree new proposals to force social media networks to remove content more quickly" V3 7:22 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: With guests John Gruber, Matt Drance, and lots of Heineken" The Loop 7:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook Confirms Project Titan, eero's New WiFi Mesh Network Gear -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-13" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "TJ Leonard, WWDC, and why blocking ads isn't the answer - VB Engage" VentureBeat 10:38 AM
  • "Episode 174: 'This Guy Named Ansel'/After some post-WWDC followup, we talk about the new iPad Pro models, then launch into a discussion about photography and the current state of tools and techniques." The Committed 6:54 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 191: Caught with their pants down" iDownload Blog 6:50 AM
  • "Apple Begins Putting Swift Playgrounds 2 Beta Into Developers' Hands" MacTrast 7:36 AM
  • "iOS 11 SDK: The 7 features Apple developers must know" TechRepublic 6:43 AM
  • "Bendy concept imagines a flexible iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 7:40 PM
  • "Apple releases third iOS 10.3.3 beta for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Apple releases third watchOS 3.2.3 beta for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Third tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out now" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for Touch ID Redesigned for iDevices with Larger Displays and No Home Button" Patently Apple 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Wins Key Patent for Light Field Cameras that could deliver an Immersive AR Experience for Macs, iDevices & Headset" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Apple 'user interface' patent hints at changes to tvOS" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Maxed out iMac Pro could cost over $17K" 9to5Mac 4:30 PM
  • "New 2017 iPad Pro Models Now Available in Apple Stores" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Review: Apple's new 12" MacBook boasts incremental speed improvements" AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "10.5" iPad Pro Review: 120hz Changes Everything, and 10.5" Is Just Right" Touch Arcade 3:13 PM
  • "12-inch MacBook Review: 2017 Kaby Lake update" iMore 10:23 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2017 Review: The future starts with Kaby Lake/Apple's newest laptop offers a speed boost over its predecessor, and we might even see bigger gains once macOS High Sierra is released." Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "Comparison: Here's how Apple's current Mac lineup looks in terms of specs & price" 9to5Mac 9:03 PM
  • "The Secret Origin Story Of The iPhone: An exclusive excerpt from The One Device" The Verge 11:37 AM
  • "BodyGuardz Trainr Pro iPhone case perfect for your athletic endeavors" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "DSLR Camera -Excellent Camera and Video app: Wide Range of Editing tools and Access from Apple Watch" eXtensions 9:03 AM
  • "Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:32 AM
  • "Everywhere From ozPDA: Fabulous iOS World Clock Done Right" The Mac Observer 4:26 PM
  • "How to scan and mark up paper with Notes app in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 4:29 PM
  • "6 Interesting Uses for iOS 11"s QR Scanner" iDrop News 7:34 PM
  • "What's new with Accessibility in iOS 11?" iMore 9:31 AM
  • "Tim Cook Tells Bloomberg That Apple Is Focused on Autonomous Systems" Daring Fireball 9:03 PM
  • "The iPhone vs Android debate may soon get a lot more interesting" BGR 7:34 PM
  • "5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Install iOS 11 Right Now" iDrop news 7:18 PM
  • "The Knives Come Out for Phil Schiller in Brian Merchant's 'The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone'" Daring Fireball 4:31 PM
  • "The sneaky psychology of Apple Pay – and how it could cost you or something" MacDailyNews 1:04 PM
  • "Should you wait for Apple HomePod or buy a Google Home or Echo today?" iMore 11:37 AM
  • "Why I'm getting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "The Sneaky Psychology Of Apple Pay–And How It Could Cost You"  Fast Company Design 10:22 AM
  • "Comment: The growing trend of retrospective HomeKit support shows the platform is gaining traction" 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "What's Missing On iPad Pro" Mac360 9:02 AM
  • "Apple officially joined the self-driving car race. Here's a look at the road ahead." Mashable 7:34 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Talks on Future Plans, Cars, Apple TV, and more" Apple Must 11:38 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple is Making Self-driving Car Software" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "The Apple car is dead. Long live the Apple self-driving car system: As we (and most everyone by now) expected, the tech titan is working on a system, not a whole car." CNET 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Its Focus on Self-Driving Vehicle Technology" MacStories 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Car rumor roundup: Project Titan and what it means!" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "A deep dive into Apple's China troubles" The Loop 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Cash Will Help in China and India not Just the US" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:36 AM
  • "The iPad Pro Notches Solid Reviews, But Apple Still Has to Convince Customers They Want It" TheStreet 6:52 AM
  • "iPad Pro Reviews: Perfecting Apple's Futuristic Vision" Forbes 6:51 AM
  • "Dial tone: Predicting iPhone 8 problems" Macworld 6:50 AM
  • "This $30 Apple Pencil stand highlights everything that's wrong with Apple accessories" Business Insider 6:48 AM
  • "Computing Evolves from Outside In to Inside Out – Tech.pinions – Perspective, Insight, Analysis" Tech.pinions 7:36 AM
  • "Supreme Court to look at mobile privacy. Uh-oh.: A criminal-case ruling favoring law enforcement would have implications for companies facing civil complaints" Computerworld 6:33 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop" Wired 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's new $999 laptop is a great rival to Apple's MacBook, with one big tradeoff" Business Insider 6:44 AM
  • "Surface Laptop Review: Microsoft's first laptop is a winner, but only if you upgrade it" Mashable 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: More laptop, less Surface" CNET 6:32 AM
  • "Comic: Too Much Good Stuff at WWDC!" iMore 9:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cargo Car Parking Game 3D Simulator By Cyber Designz" prMac 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Doubles Down on App Store Curation" MacStories 4:34 PM
  • "Apple shares new trailer for upcoming Puff Daddy documentary ahead of release later this month" 9to5Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Apple posts second 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer ahead of June 25 release" AppleInsider 4:30 PM
  • "Apple Releases EndNote Compatibility Plug-in for Pages 6.2 and Newer" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
  • "Apple updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iOS get library of 500+ shapes & other new features" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "Wearhaus Beam brings you studio-quality sound without wires" Cult of Mac 11:37 AM
  • "E3 2017: Anticipated sequel 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on Apple's iOS this summer" AppleInsider 10:22 AM
  • "'One Device' book excerpt teases details of iPhone origin story" 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
  • "XVIDA Wireless Charging Cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, Galaxy S8 & S8+" MacPrices 9:59 AM
  • "Download Remote Play For PS4 On iOS iPhone And iPad, Here's How" Redmond Pie 9:31 AM
  • "E3 2017: Sony announces 'PlayLink' local multiplayer titles with PS4-to-iOS cross-platform support" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "ScribbleChat Launches iOS Keyboard Extension for iMessage" PRNewswire 7:47 AM
  • " app stops working on 32-bit devices, but it's nothing to do with iOS 11 ..." 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
  • "The New Eero Wi-Fi Routers Bring Glorious Minimalism to Mesh Networking" Gizmodo 7:35 AM
  • "Eero changed how we think about Wi-Fi — and now it wants to make our homes smarter" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Eero's new router is twice as powerful and twice as fast as before" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "iPhone app uses camera flash for Morse Code messaging" Cult of Mac 6:53 AM
  • "Tackle the Adventure of Fatherhood with the Life of Dad" AppAdvice 6:53 AM
  • "Logitech Unveils the Simplest Home Security Camera For Indoors and Outdoors" Business Wire 7:47 AM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 home security cameras can be used indoors or out" TechHive 6:50 AM
  • "Logitech releases Circle 2 camera with future HomeKit support" 9to5Mac 6:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Is Microsoft cheating on Intel with ARM?" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Re-Releasing The Worst Videogame Controller Ever Made: A cruel and unusual punishment" Esquire UK 6:18 AM
  • "Why the needless Microsoft Xbox One X could destroy the games industry: 4K, teraflops and all the rest are no replacement for decent games - when is the arms race going to end?" V3 6:25 AM
  • "What Microsoft got right and wrong at E3 2017: A lot hinges on the Xbox One X" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "How to disable Windows 10's 'USB selective suspend' setting" Windows Central 6:21 AM
  • "Windows Insiders Can Now Test OneDrive Files on Demand" Thurrott 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft makes test build of its OneDrive Placeholders replacement available to Windows 10 Insiders" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft UK launches Xbox Design Lab controller customisation" bit-tech 6:21 AM
  • "Charles Taylor Hires Microsoft's Tamer Ozmen As Non-Executive Director" London South East 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft wins Supreme Court case about scratched Xbox 360 discs" BetaNews 6:21 AM
  • "Hands on with OneDrive On-Demand Sync for Windows 10" Windows Central 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Itself Removes Another Windows Phone AppThis time it's LinkedIn and users need to turn to browsers" Softpedia 6:22 AM
  • "Michael Dell's Cloud Plan Includes a Big Dose of This Company" Fortune 6:11 AM
  • "Dell EMC and GirlCrew's Supper Club to encourage more women-led start-ups" SiliconRepublic 6:11 AM
  • "Alienware unveils AMD Threadripper tower, plus new monitors and peripherals: At E3, Dell builds out the Alienware line with stylised peripherals." Ars Technica UK 6:12 AM
  • "Alienware upgrades Area 51 PC for 8K applications and 'mega-tasking'" TrustedReviews 6:13 AM
  • "Alienware Area-51 with AMD Threadripper or Intel Core-X" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper will be exclusive to Alienware until end of 2017" The Inquirer 12:02 PM
  • "Dell has AMD Threadripper exclusivity until December (with exceptions)" Seeking Alpha 12:02 PM
  • "HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last" The Register 1:39 PM
  • "HP's 3D Printing Reach to Span Asia-Pacific Region" 6:12 AM
  • "Good news surprises AMD" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 6:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Crimson Relive Edition Software Top Up Performance For 'Prey' & 'Dirt 4'" The Science Times 6:13 AM
  • "Intel Is Helping Amazon Build Its Alexa Artificial Intelligence Kingdom" Seeking Alpha 7:24 AM
  • "Intel slows i9 release dates" Fudzilla 6:13 AM
  • "Intel announces Core-X series CPU availability" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "Intel sees fierce competition in manufacturing process" DigiTimes 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued Over Handset SoCs" EE Times 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Servers: The ARM Onslaught Is Coming" Seeking Alpha 6:14 AM
  • "Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule: Pre-Orders June 19th, Availability June 26th" AnandTech 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones" ExtremeTech 12:02 PM
  • "IBM and Hortonworks go steady with OEM deal" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue: IBM and Cisco give their VersaStacks multi-cloud capabilities and a VDI special" The Register 6:26 AM
  • "Oracle Brazil appoints new head" ZDNet 6:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy" Bloomberg 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Issues $1 Billion Green Bond Sale to Fund Renewable Energy" MacRumors 10:24 AM
  • "Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change" Business Insider 10:23 AM
  • "Apple Is Now the Third Most-Shorted Stock on the Market" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Still Is in Grave Danger" InvestorPlace 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's German-Listed Shares Lead European Tech Sector Rebound" TheStreet 6:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close at records as Tech Stocks rebound: Fed's two-day monetary policy meeting under way" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Wall Street Back to Records as Tech Selloff Becomes History" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Tech Stocks, coming off records highs, tumble for a second day" USA Today 4:03 PM
  • "Tech recovery sends Wall St to records with Fed next" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Recovering Technology Shares: A recovery in the shares of technology companies helped lift U.S. stock indexes Tuesday." [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets shake off Wall Street's woes, post gains" MarketWatch 6:34 AM
  • "European stocks rise as techs move toward recouping losses" MarketWatch 6:34 AM

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