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Weekend Highlights: Apple's TV ambitions will feature more family-friendly programming as opposed to "violence, politics and risqué story lines"; Colin Grabow argues iPhone production should stay in China; another round of new iDevice comparisons and Reviews are in as T3 reviews screen, speaker of Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider compares Series 4 vs. 3, Tom's Guide pits XS camera against Galaxy Note 9, CNET drop-tests XS on sidewalk; The Macalope talks Apple's iPhone strategy.

  • "Apple Scraps Like an Underdog in Second Biggest Mobile Market: In India, tech giant is forced to work on brand awareness where Samsung has head start on smartphones" [Paid Membership Required] 7:32 AM
  • "Apple facing uphill battle in India from Samsung mindshare, factory expansion" AppleInsider 10:07 AM
  • "When Apple introduced the iPhone" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants music labels to take a smaller revenue cut from its streaming service"  Business Insider 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Pay Record Labels a Smaller Share of Apple Music Revenue" The Mac Observer 7:00 AM
  • "Apple may look to pay labels less as Apple Music subscriptions rise" Ars Technica 9:01 AM
  • "Why Apple's next big investment should be reshaping capitalism"  Quartz 7:33 AM
  • "Lightworks 14 review: Free video editing software lacks proper Mac decorum" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "My Hackintosh mini Parts List" Kirkville 7:30 AM
  • "Auto-Correction Preferences In Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 10:05 AM
  • "How to implement Apple's two-factor authentication in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence, Meet Mac Email" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "On Using An Ad Blocker On A Mac" Mac 360 8:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Note-taking app SnipNotes arrives on the Mac" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Twinmotion 2018 Comes to Mac—Abvent Post Video and Webinar Explains" Architosh 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Imagination Tech up for sale after bruising Apple fight" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale after blow from Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:32 AM
  • "It took just 81 days for this chip maker to die after Apple dropped it" Quartz 8:35 AM
  • "Imagination Tech puts itself up for sale after warning from Apple" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies is up for sale 2 months after Apple said it didn't want its chips anymore" Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "Imagination puts itself up for sale after being dumped by Apple" Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "After dispute with Apple, chip maker Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale" The Verge 3:02 PM
  • "Foxconn Dangles $10 Billion Tech Investment to Create U.S. Jobs" Bloomberg 8:55 AM
  • "Foxconn considers 7 states for first U.S. iPhone factory" Cult of Mac 10:14 AM
  • "iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs: As other companies move manufacturing overseas, Foxconn is investing $10 billion in a U.S. plant." newsy 6:31 PM
  • "iPhone manufacturer wants to create tens of thousands of US jobs" USA Today 6:44 PM
  • "Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple's newest iOS 11 beta" TechCrunch 2:56 PM
  • "Wearables market may top 125M units in 2017, helped by Apple Watch" AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Steve Jobs was driven to create iPhone by obnoxious Microsoft guy with stylus: Former Apple exec Scott Forstall reveals the story of the hostility that gave birth to the iPhone's design." ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Dimension Data puts its muscle behind Apple in the enterprise" Computerworld 9:30 AM
  • "The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations/'Show us that it's being adopted in the industry, and we'll put it in.'"  Ars Technica 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's new Chicago River retail store will look like a massive MacBook Air from the sky" 9to5Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Apple's first Taiwan store will open its doors July 1" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Is Quietly Scrubbing the App Store" Fortune 3:04 PM
  • "Apple Removing Hundreds of Thousands of 'Problematic' Apps From the App Store" The Mac Observer 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's Indoor Maps for Airports and Shopping Malls in iOS 11 Slowly Rolling Out" MacRumors 12:03 PM
  • "Reader Demographics, Third-Party Ads Now Available to Apple News Publishers" The Mac Observer 7:15 AM
  • "Apple to Support LGBTQ Groups With Watch Band Sale" Apple Must 10:04 AM
  • "Sprint's (S) Prepaid Arm Offers iPhone, Boosts Subscriber" Zacks 8:35 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs returns to work after liver transplant" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "For a Thinner Smartphone, Remove the Camera Lens" PC Magazine 9:34 PM
  • "Virtual Reality Is a Disappointment? Not in the World of Video Gamers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
  • "Verizon-owned Yahoo is killing off the best app it's ever made" The Next Web 7:24 AM
  • "Apple Music and the Record Labels, Macs in Education -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-22" The Mac Observer 12:57 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 10 – iOS 11"s All-New App Store" MacStories 10:10 AM
  • "High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel 'Purley' chips coming to iMac Pro" AppleInsider 6:30 PM
  • "iPhone 8's embedded Touch ID may still be causing headaches: An uncertain future for the upcoming iPhone's fingerprint sensor may result in delayed shipments, according to industry analysts." CNET 7:13 AM
  • "The next iPhone will likely—finally—have a completely new design" Quartz 7:13 AM
  • "Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2" AppleInsider 12:58 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.3.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:25 PM
  • "Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2 to developers" iLounge 3:15 PM
  • "Fourth tvOS 10.2.2 beta for Apple TV rolling out" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Invents a 3D Depth Mapping Camera for Hand Gesturing Interfaces for Future Macs & Smartglasses" Patently Apple 7:28 AM
  • "Patent involves iPhones that change the pace of your music based on your mood, activity" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.5' iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Apple MacBook (2017) review: Apple's mini MacBook gets it right" CNET 12:04 PM
  • "MacBook 2017 review: The bang for your buck gets better/Kaby Lake processors provide Apple's lightweight laptop a much-needed speed boost." Macworld 7:00 AM
  • "Review: Apple's 2017 27" 5K iMac impresses with truly powerful desktop-class graphics" AppleInsider 12:03 PM
  • "Why the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a typing champ" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro: 5 ways to choose/Apple's and Microsoft's top tablets aim to replace your laptop, but can they? Here's how to find out." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "The New O6 Remote for iPhone Shows Promise But is Incomplete" AppAdvice 12:43 PM
  • "The Vaja Wallet Agenda LP for iPhone is Gorgeous, Luxurious" The Mac Observer 9:31 AM
  • "The best battery cases for iPhone" 9to5Mac 6:26 PM
  • "Glif Tripod Mount -Latest Version with Excellent Redesign" eXtensions 8:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with watchOS 4: pausing workouts in the background, Toy Story faces & more" iDownload Blog 12:46 PM
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Beta 4: What's New Or Changed?" Redmond Pie 9:38 PM
  • "Hands-on with iOS 11 beta 2: DND While Driving and other new features, changes & fixes" iDownload Blog 10:43 AM
  • "iOS 11 Beta 2 -- What's New? [Video] Cult of Mac 7:29 AM
  • "It's Like This: TextGrabber 6 Solves a Problem Everybody Has" Apple Must 3:17 PM
  • "A first look at The Weather Channel's new Storm Radar app" Apple World Today 12:03 PM
  • "3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them: Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes." CNET 7:03 PM
  • "How to switch Home screen of your Apple Watch between list and grid view" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Ready To Break Up With Gmail? Here's How To Delete Your Account" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
  • "How to use Halide to take phenomenal photos" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5-inch: The smart person's guide/This in-depth guide examines Apple's newest iPad Pro 10.5' model. It covers the tablet's new and exciting features, its hardware specifications, and how the mobile device impacts business users." TechRepublic 7:29 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhone 7 Photography Tutorial Videos Feature Photo's 'Memories' Feature" MacTrast 7:28 AM
  • "How to find a missing Apple Watch with the Find My iPhone app" iMore 7:24 AM
  • "How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "How to install iOS 11 beta 2 right now without a developer account or a PC" BGR 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Must Kill The MacBook Air" Forbes 6:20 PM
  • "The Scott Forstall interview" OSNews 6:11 PM
  • "Why Tim Cook's Rating by Employees Plummeted in 2017" The Mac Observer 3:49 PM
  • "Apple's next-gen iPhone will likely – finally – have a completely new design" MacDailyNews 3:07 PM
  • "New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center getting ready for the public" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Is Among the List of Big Tech Stocks You Must Sell Before the Summer Correction" TheStreet 2:57 PM
  • "John Markoff's Interview With Scott Forstall and Members of the Original iPhone Team" Daring Fireball 12:58 PM
  • "Apple Pay: the Future of Supermarket Loyalty Schemes?" Apple Must 12:36 PM
  • "Opinion: We may all want Apple Glasses after ARKit arrives" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "Comment: Scott Forstall is right not to apologize for skeuomorphism, and has a point even today" 9to5Mac 10:10 AM
  • "You Can't Get The Fastest Mac You Can Get" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "On Biting The iCloud Bullet" McSolo 8:26 AM
  • "All specced up and no place to go: Misunderstanding the iPhone" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "No one is building the smart speaker we actually want" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Your Email Font Choice Is Making You Look Like a Sociopath" Jezebel 1:02 PM
  • "Opinion: OnePlus 5 looks incredible, but the company needs to step up its software support game before I recommend it" 9to5Google 10:07 AM
  • "How a Silent Data Center Trend Could Bring Modular Computing to the Masses" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:54 AM
  • "CIA malware codenames are freaking amazing." The Next Web 7:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Griffin Launches New Survivor Cases for 10.5-Inch iPad Pro" MacRumors 6:53 PM
  • "Apple Pay loyalty card support coming to Quiznos, Smashburger, and more restaurants" 9to5Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Meditation Expert Lynne Goldberg Introduces Breethe - New Meditation App" prMac 10:10 AM
  • "Share Splashy Summertime Pictures with KODAK Photo Printer Docks" prMac 10:10 AM
  • "Sensopia announces magicplan 6.0" Sensopia 8:25 AM
  • "Sega Forever Brings Sonic and Other Classics to iOS" MacStories 7:30 AM
  • "comScore Ranks the Top 50 U.S. Digital Media Properties for May 2017" [Apple #9] PRNewswire 7:19 AM
  • "Vivo Could Announce First Smartphone With Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in Display at MWC2017 Shanghai" MacRumors 7:15 AM
  • "Todoist developer launches Twist, a team messaging system that's a cross between Slack and email [Video] 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft admits (partially) to turning off third party anti-virus in Windows 10: As usual, there's a very good reason" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "Microsoft calls BS on claims that Fireball has infected 250 million PCs: Redmond says figure is closer to the five million mark" The Inquirer 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft has tracked Fireball malware since 2015, says impact might have been overstated" Neowin 11:58 AM
  • "GhostHook threat dodges Microsoft PatchGuard to spook Windows 10 users: Windows 10, 64-bit OS devices susceptible to rootkit attack" The Inquirer 6:06 PM
  • "A closer look at what Windows 10 S can and can't do" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Windows 10 S is the future (but not the present) of the desktop PC" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Delivers Another Blockbuster Windows 10 Insider Preview Build" Thurrott 6:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview delivers new emoji and easy GPU tracking: It's available today for Fast Ring members of Windows Insiders." Engadget 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft's Online Data Science Program Enrolls in School" eWeek 6:33 AM
  • "New Surface Pro: It's prone to random sleep issues too, say some users" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Surface Tools for IT are Updated for New Surface Pro and Surface Laptop" Thurrott 6:42 AM
  • "Two arrested over global plot to hack Microsoft network" The Scotsman 7:08 AM
  • "Two Britons arrested over Microsoft hack" BBC 10:10 AM
  • "Intel signs Olympics sponsorship deal through 2024" Reuters 6:52 AM
  • "Intel to sponsor Olympics: Intel is to sponsor the Olympics in a bid to promote VR which will probably cost Intel around $100 million." Electronics Weekly 6:53 AM
  • "Intel to sponsor Olympics to showcase VR, 360-degree video, AI and drone technologies" Bloomberg 6:53 AM
  • "Here's how Intel is bringing the Olympics into the future" TechRadar UK 6:55 AM
  • "Intel faces stiffer competition from 'resurgent' Nvidia, AMD, BofA says" CNBC 6:51 AM
  • "Nvidia Vs. Intel: Machine Learning To Reach $5 Billion By 2021" Seeking Alpha 3:47 PM
  • "AMD Launches its Radeon Instinct Server Accelerators: Black and yellow make a comeback..." SemiAccurate 6:05 PM
  • "AMD's Epyc is a major advance in security: One BIOS switch to encrypted memory" SemiAccurate 5:34 PM
  • "Rumour: AMD Shipping Radeon RX Vega to AIB Partners - Launch Early August" Game Debate 6:51 AM
  • "HP Inc.: Income And Total Return Play With Projected Growth" Seeking Alpha 6:09 AM
  • "Star Trek virtual reality game boldly goes with IBM Watson" BBC 6:34 AM
  • "IBM launches Microservice Builder for cloud, on-prem environments" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "The market misunderstood Oracle, analyst says" CNBC 7:49 AM
  • "Lenovo doesn't think the PC is dead just yet" BGR 6:34 AM
  • "Scaleway doubles down on ARM-based cloud servers" TechCrunch 2:04 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "TSMC: Apple Supplier Has 11% Upside" Barron's 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Healthcare Stock Rally Can't Save S&P 500 From Another Bad Day" TheStreet 6:10 PM
  • "Amazon-Whole Foods deal is not an antitrust issue, Wilbur Ross says" FOXBusiness 12:10 PM
  • "US STOCKS-Healthcare stocks jump after Republicans unveil plan; banks, staples slip" Nasdaq 6:09 PM
  • "China opens door to more foreign stock investors" USA Today 6:56 AM
  • "Health-Care Stocks Get Boost From Senate Bill: Energy shares give back earlier gains and fall slightly" [Paid Membership Required] 6:10 PM
  • "Chinese shares swing lower, led by financials" MarketWatch 6:57 AM
  • "European stocks dragged down by oil shares for third session" MarketWatch 6:57 AM

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