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  • "Apple's eye-popping history of visual storytelling: The Mac and iPhone are Apple's biggest product innovations. But the innovation in its ads and videos is even more significant."  CNET 8:29 AM
  • "The evolution of Apple ads and videos" [Video Report] CNET 8:29 AM
  • "How Apple's trying to spark more app innovation" [Phil Schiller Interview] CNNMoney 10:36 AM
  • "Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg joining Apple to lead video programming" ["Erlicht and Van Amburg will lead video programming worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue. They join Apple from Sony Pictures Television where they have served as presidents since 2005, and have been responsible for some of the most popular and widely acclaimed programming of the past decade, including favorites such as Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, The Crown, Rescue Me and many more."]  Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg Joining Apple to Lead Video Programming" Business Wire 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Poaches Sony TV Executives to Lead Push Into Original Content: Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will join Apple as co-heads of video programming world-wide" [Paid Membership Required] 12:01 PM
  • "Apple poaches top Sony TV executives to boost video content" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Apple has hired two well-regarded TV execs to ramp up its original video plans: Sony's Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will head up video programming, reporting to Eddy Cue." Recode 8:38 AM
  • "Apple, Moving In on Prestige TV, Poaches Two Sony Executives" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Apple hires two Sony TV presidents to lead video programming" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Apple just poached the team behind 'Breaking Bad' to help it make TV shows" Business Insider 9:36 AM
  • "Apple hires Sony's Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in original content push" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Apple hires execs responsible for Breaking Bad to lead video programming" Neowin 7:41 PM
  • "Apple's drive towards an autonomous car"  Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Apple is 'pervasive in the enterprise', says IBM: While there remain some industry observers that cling to rapidly diminishing arguments against such deployment, 'Apple devices are already pervasive in the enterprise,' Mahmoud Naghshineh, General Manager, Offerings and Solutions, IBM, told me."  Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "One Part of a Hackintosh High Sierra Build Is Easier" The Mac Observer 2:37 PM
  • "How to Uninstall Java on a Mac" OS X Daily 1:13 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Video imports, prevent accidental deletions, Home Video library issues, and more" Macworld 8:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "OWC Announces Free SMART Alec Essential Utility for Mac Drives to Predict Drive Failure" MacPrices 11:14 AM
  • "GarageBand for macOS gets new features, TouchBar support" Canadian Reviewer 8:57 AM
  • "Private Contact 3.4 is an application to manage on Mac an always encrypted address book to protect your privacy" Tension Software 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "10 Ways Apple's iPhone Revolutionized Technology" [Slideshow] TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "A Microsoft exec said that the iPad Pro is a 'clear example' of Apple following Microsoft"  Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Says Apple Is 'Following' Surface With the iPad Pro" Investopedia 8:47 AM
  • "19% of Apple owners 'very interested' in buying HomePod, says large-scale survey" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "No Apple Devices on the List in Latest 'Vault 7' CIA Hacking Documents" MacTrast 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon shops Whole Foods to cure its Apple Store envy/Commentary: With the purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon isn't just buying prime grocery real estate. It's buying a brand that enjoys a lot of goodwill." CNET 3:51 PM
  • "Whole Foods acquisition gives Amazon almost as many stores as Apple" Cult of Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Eddy Cue auctioning Apple Park lunch meet up for NABC Foundation donation" 9to5Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Apple's ex-CEO John Sculley is on a mission: 'The US healthcare system is totally fixable.'" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple receives record preorders for the iPhone 4" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Atari CEO confirms that company is back in the console business with upcoming Ataribox" Neowin 7:55 PM
  • "The Xbox One X Is Literally No Threat To The PS4" Forbes 1:22 PM
  • "Samsung opens Bixby preview sign up in U.S." Mashable 12:31 PM
  • "Netflix will join net neutrality 'Day of Action' after all" Engadget 9:36 AM
  • "Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked" Engadget 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Modern Keyboard hides a fingerprint sensor" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Amazon's Buyout of Whole Foods to Speed Up Its Move Into Grocery Sales" eWeek 9:25 PM
  • "Report: Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Amazon buys Whole Foods(!)" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "The iPad Pro delivers and is even faster than some MacBook Pros (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 88)" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Music's New TV Show Bosses, iPad in Education -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-16" The Mac Observer 1:09 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 124 | iOS 11 tidbits, new iPad Pros launch, and Planet of the Apps impressions" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Why everyone loves the HomePod, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "AppleInsider talks 10.5" iPad Pro experience, iOS 11, ARKit, and the wish for a good smart TV" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's AirPort isn't on the CIA's Hackable WiFi Router List" The Mac Observer 7:03 PM
  • "Laser supplier hints major AR features coming to next iPhone" Axios 3:02 PM
  • "Hints of iPhone 8 Showing Up in Web Analytics" MacRumors 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Has Heard Your Complaints About Siri but That Doesn't Mean They'll Be Solved" TheStreet 3:06 PM
  • "Can you use Target Display Mode on the 2017 iMac? No" Macworld 12:16 PM
  • "Apple's eGPU developer's kit is promising, but what gets delivered in the future is anybody's guess" AppleInsider 1:12 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro Humbled By New iPad Pro" Forbes 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM

  • "New iPad Pro inches toward replacing PC, but falls short" New York Times 9:34 PM
  • "Watch: 2017 vs. 2016 Apple iPad Pro comparison" AppleInsider 7:39 PM
  • "Hands-on: 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro – pricey, but perfect [Video] 9to5Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Thoughts on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Six Colors 1:42 PM
  • "The New iPad Pro Is Incredible, But Not Worth the Upgrade" Gizmodo 1:12 PM
  • "Mini-Review: The 2017 MacBook could actually be your everyday laptop/Speed boosts, better keyboard, and 16GB RAM option expand its versatility." Ars Technica 1:12 PM
  • "The 2017 iMac 5K's Pro 580 GPU versus previous iMac 5K and GeForce GTX 1070" Bare Feats 9:13 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro: Which Tablet Is Right For You?" Time 9:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Epic Little War Game' Review - Back to the Trenches" Touch Arcade 12:15 PM
  • "Change or Cancel Apple and App Subscriptions" MacMost 10:06 AM
  • "How to Name Your Alarms in the Clock App in iOS" MacTrast 8:56 AM
  • "How to Stop Albums Shuffling in Apple Music" Apple Must 10:38 AM
  • "Apple Brings in TV Bigwigs to Manufacture Hits: The company's foray into original content has been slow to take off, but it's brought on two industry veterans with good track records." Barron's 9:34 PM
  • "Apple basically confirms its interest in taking on Netflix" BGR 7:37 PM
  • "Apple Exec Eddy Cue Charity Auction Hits $120,000 with 11 Days to Go" The Mac Observer 7:21 PM
  • "iPhone X May Not Be the First Device with a Hidden Fingerprint Sensor" iDrop news 7:05 PM
  • "Former Microsoft Exec Has Amazing Things to Say About Apple's WWDC Keynote" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "Apple May Build a Car, But No One Will Buy It" PC Magazine 3:26 PM
  • "Cook Gives Up a Few Crumbs of Apple Auto Info" TechNewsWorld 3:06 PM
  • "Apple hires video veterans to expand its original content push" Axios 3:03 PM
  • "My picks for the cream of the crop from WWDC 2017" Ted Landau 2:37 PM
  • "5 Times Apple Punished Leakers for Telling Their Secrets" iDrop News 2:35 PM
  • "First Presentation in Steve Jobs Theater: iPhone's 10th Anniversary Special Event" Two Guys And A Podcast 12:15 PM
  • "What Is Apple Business Chat And Why Is It Important?" Quora 11:13 AM
  • "Cassandra: Finding Apps in the iTunes App Store and Other Sources" eXtensions 9:31 AM
  • "Think Siri is no match for Google Assistant? Watch this video showdown" BGR 9:14 AM
  • "Why iPad Pro doesn't have 3D Touch" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Almost Had A Keyboard, Author Claims -- Don't Believe It" Forbes 11:48 AM
  • "Did Phil Schiller really want a physical keyboard on iPhone?" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook was right to fight the FBI"  The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "New iPhone 8 leak highlights the ugliest thing about Apple's design" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Cupertino, We Have A Problem" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "If iPad Pro Has A Keyboard, Does The Mac Need A Touchscreen?" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "Why I chose the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro over the 10.5-inch model" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "Compared: iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, Surface PCs" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "The Danger In Apple's Healthcare Plans" NoodleMac 8:05 AM
  • "Winners and losers in Amazon's $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods" TechCrunch 9:05 PM
  • "Microsoft has finally beaten Apple's legendary keyboard design" BGR 7:47 PM
  • "Samsung Gear 360 Review: The best starter camera for VR photography" iMore 11:51 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in business" CNNMoney 11:48 AM
  • "Ex-Bungie developers crafted the most promising VR adventure yet" Engadget 11:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Scott Forstall Will Talk about 'How the iPhone Came to Be' on June 20th" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "Microsoft is shipping a $129 Bluetooth keyboard with a fingerprint reader" 9to5Mac 1:31 PM
  • "CarPlay standard on all trim levels of 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, available this summer" 9to5Mac 11:51 AM
  • "'Next big thing' coming soon to Pokémon Go, hints Niantic, as gyms down for 'remodeling' [Video] 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Satechi's Aluminum Monitor Stand works great with new iMacs" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "Useful Updates to Some Image Editing Apps on Mac and iOS -Luminar, Affinity Photos and More" eXtensions 6:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft GM for Surface sees Apple as follower instead of leader with latest iPad Pro" Neowin 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft: It's Very Clear Apple Is Copying Us" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store" SlashGear 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member" eWeek 7:36 PM
  • "BMW's Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM's Cloud" The WHIR 9:00 AM
  • "IBM Announces 'Garages' To Accelerate Development Of iOS Enterprise Apps" WCCFTech 9:00 AM
  • "IBM VP Talks Fighting Cancer, Parking Tickets With Watson" PC Magazine 1:12 PM
  • "AIG & IBM pilot blockchain smart contract" FSTech 8:59 AM
  • "Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Says" PC Magazine 3:48 PM
  • "HP launches new supplier emissions target and cartridges made with plastic bottles" edie 8:56 AM
  • "Dell launches new UltraSharp 38 curved monitor and world's first 4K UHD high-brightness laser projector" International Business Times 8:56 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft join $15 million investment into CognitiveScale to give enterprises AI-powered insights from big data" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X CPUs With Higher Core-count Not A Response To AMD Threadripper According To Intel's Frank Soqui" SegmentNext 8:51 AM
  • "Intel details Xeon Scalable, Skylake-X mesh architecture" bit-tech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X and Skylake-SP Mesh Architecture For XCC 'Extreme Core Count' CPUs Detailed – Features Higher Efficiency, Higher Bandwidth and Lower Latency" WCCFTech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Steps Away From Ringbus - Skylake-X & SP Communicate through Mesh" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "AMD Plans To Conquer Intel In The Server Space" Seeking Alpha 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Vega Frontier Edition Price Leaked, Starting At $1,199 For The Air Cooled Variants" SegmentNext 8:51 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier graphics cards make an appearance" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility services" Just Auto 8:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Slide in AAPL stock price continues into 5th day, but needs to be viewed in context, say analysts" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow bags a record led by energy rebound, amid Amazon-Whole Foods deal: Amazon makes a $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Grocery Stocks Fall, Nasdaq Tumbles for Third Day After Amazon-Whole Foods Deal" TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Amazon, Whole Foods shares rally as deal pressures broader market" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Retail Stocks Slide in Wake of Amazon's Deal for Whole Foods: Shares of retailers fell Friday after said it would buy Whole Foods Market, potentially squeezing their competitors." [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets perk up as stronger dollar boosts exports: Equity markets across Asia moved higher on Friday, shrugging off technology-led declines overnight in the U.S., as a stronger U.S. dollar boosted export stocks in the region." MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "FTSE 100 breaks 4-day losing run, but grocers drop after Amazon deal: U.K. stocks on Friday broke a four-day losing streak, boosted by the index's oil and gas shares as crude prices rebounded from a seven-month low." MarketWatch 11:31 AM

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