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Friday Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Original iPhone's First Four Reviewers Reminisce About Getting Their Hands on It for the First Time"  MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "In 10 Years, Your iPhone Won't Be a Phone Anymore: Siri will be the conductor of a suite of devices, all tracking your interactions and anticipating your next moves" [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India's Prime Minister in Washington"  AppleInsider 5:37 PM
  • "Apple Celebrates Pride During Parades in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto"  MacRumors 8:17 PM
  • "Apple & Tim Cook celebrate #Pride2017 in cities around the world [Gallery] 9to5Mac 9:20 PM
  • "Birth of the iPhone: How Apple turned clunky prototypes into a truly magical device" Cult of Mac 6/24
  • "The iPhone's indelible mark on our culture" [Video Report] CBS News 6/24
  • "Apple's secret war on Mark Gurman: How a team of former FBI agents and NSA spies ferreted out insiders leaking Apple secrets to a teenage blogger." Apple 3.0 6/24
  • "Apple Music Might Become More Profitable for Apple, Inc." The Motley Fool 6/24
  • "Apple has removed 58k apps from the Chinese App Store over the last two weeks, 10x more than normal" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Mac malware continues to grow, reports McAfee, but is again mostly adware" 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "MacBooks really aren't safe from malware any more" BGR 6/23
  • "High Sierra Firmware Points to Skylake Xeons, Touch ID for iMac Pro" The Mac Observer 6/23
  • "Tackling 'Photos Agent' Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac" OS X Daily 6/24
  • "Etcher: Create Linux USB Installers on Your Mac" Low End Mac 6/24
  • "iCloud Photo Library needs its sync to be fixed" Macworld 6/23
  • "A Beginner's Guide To the Mac Dock" MacMost 6/23
  • "Bling your Mac with Apple's 'Secret' Desktop Pictures" Apple Must 6/23
  • "Access Maps from the Command Line Rendered in ASCII with Mapscii" OS X Daily 6/23
  • "How To Redact Image Sections On Your Mac" Mac 360 6/23
  • "How to delete your iCloud account and Apple ID" Gordon's Tech 6:57 PM
  • "Sweet sixteen for Safari and WebKit" Don Melton 5:01 PM
Press Releases
  • "M4V Converter Plus for Mac New Version 4.3.2 Was Released" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "OneDrive updated with improved sharing capabilities on the Mac" MSPoweruser 6/24
  • "Product Builder 2.2 helps developers create packages for app submission to the Mac App Store without using Xcode internal mechanism" Tension Software 6/23
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new Chicago store will have a giant MacBook on its roof" TechnoBuffalo 3:54 PM
  • "New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs Theater as Lobby Lights Up" MacRumors 6/24
  • "Take a look inside Steve Jobs Theater with the latest Apple Park drone tour [Video] 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Chicago's New Apple Store Will Be Unmissable With A Giant Macbook On Its Roof" Digital Trends 6/24
  • "What's that on the roof? A giant Macbook will top off Chicago's new Apple Store" Digital Trends 6/24
  • "You might have free Amazon credits waiting for you thanks to Apple — and they expire today" Business Insider 6/24
  • "PSA: Watch CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow for a special 10th anniversary iPhone segment" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Chicago's New Apple Store Looks Like a Giant Laptop" DNAinfo 6/23
  • "The roof of the new Apple Store in downtown Chicago looks like a giant MacBook" Business Insider 6/23
  • "Apple starts hiring staff for the Apple Park Visitor Center" Canadian Reviewer 6/23
  • "iPhone driver safety feature released" Newshub 6/23
  • "Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business" DigiTimes 6/23
  • "A key Stanford researcher joins Apple's digital healthcare talent pool: Apple recently hired Dr. Sumbul Desai, who led the recently launched Stanford Center for Digital healthcare." Digital Commerce 6/23
  • "Apple rolls out iOS 11 mall and airport maps" Cult of Mac 6/23
  • "Apple inviting UK website visitors to help victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire" 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims" AppleInsider 6/23
  • "In spat with Apple, Qualcomm looks to China for new growth" CNBC 6/23
  • "Glif Tripod Mount -YouTube Video and Time-lapse Demo" eXtensions 6/23
  • "Today in Apple history: Power Mac G5 packs world's first 64-bit CPU" Cult of Mac 6/23
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 looks like it'll have the same huge flaw as the S8" Mashable 6/24
  • "Samsung wants your fridge to be the command center for the connected home" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit" Reuters 6/23
  • "Tesla wants to create an Apple Music rival for its cars" Cult of Mac 6/23
  • "Beware that Adobe Flash update on your Android device: It could be malware/A variant of Android malware Marcher has been spotted masquerading as a Flash update. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous, well-disguised threat." TechRepublic 6/23
  • "Timex is going to use micro-technology to change the way watches look and function" Digital Trends 6/23
  • "Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/23
  • "Google purges private medical records from search" Engadget 6/23
  • "Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms." Wired 6/23
  • "Google Photos removes backup while charging option" BetaNews 6/23
  • "Businesses spend $2,300 to deal with a malware attack" BetaNews 6/23
  • "Yahoo Shutters That $30 Million App It Bought From a Teen" Gizmodo 6/23
  • "The 3:59 extended edition: Are you an iPad Pro or Surface Pro?" CNET 6/23
  • "The Big Swift Playgrounds Show -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-23" The Mac Observer 6/23
  • "#38: 21 Days Later/This week Fraser and Federico reflect on a couple of weeks of intensive use of iOS 11." Relay FM: Canvas 6/23
  • "The powerful iOS 11 features you haven't heard of, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 6/23
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new iMacs & iPad Pros, Apple Watch & health, Amazon" AppleInsider 6/23
  • "Former Apple product design engineer: how Apple runs it factories" Cult of Mac 6/23
  • "Apple Leak 'Confirms' iPhone 8 Shape Change" Forbes 8:34 PM
  • "Is This The iPhone 8? Fresh, Apparent Live Image Leaks For Smartphone Confirm Build Material Change & Vertical Dual Camera Setup" WCCFTech 7:06 AM
  • "Apple's EPIC iPhone 8 Detailed: All The LEAKS You Need To Know About" Know Your Mobile 7:06 AM
  • "Latest iPhone 8 dummy images further corroborate glass back, in-screen Touch ID, more" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Alleged Apple iPhone 8 Case Renders Confirm Vertical Dual Camera, 3D Sensors For Front & Button Free Front Facade" WCCFTech 6/24
  • "iOS 11 Beta 3 Expected Release Date" Redmond Pie 6/24
  • "iOS 11 Beta Has Been Jailbroken! [Photos] iClarified 6/23
  • "Leaked parts pieced together to show us Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 6/23
  • "New iPhone 8 Glimpse Combines Leaked Parts to Show Off What Device Might Look Like at Launch" MacRumors 6/23
  • "This dummy iPhone 8 may be what the final model looks like" TechnoBuffalo 6/23
  • "3D Touch Multitasking Currently Missing From iOS 11 Betas" The Mac Observer 6/23
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/23
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/23
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/23

  • "iPad vs iPad Pro: Which is the best tablet for you?" iMore 6:08 PM
  • "These are the keyboard cases that will fit the 10.5 iPad Pro" iMore 11:57 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two 'Best' Big-Screen Laptops (Review)" Forbes 7:07 AM
  • "Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks" AppleInsider 6:42 AM
  • "Logitech's Slim Combo for iPad Pro really boosts your portable productivity power" TechCrunch 6/23
  • "Review: Oree's wooden keyboard and trackpad offer a beautiful but mixed experience" 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint" TechHive 6/23
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Best iOS 10 Widgets For Your iPhone Or iPad" Digital Trends 11:04 AM
  • "Hands-on: LumaFusion – this is the iPad video editing app we've been waiting for [Video] 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Inside the betas: iOS 11 Control Center gets customizable, adds Screen Recording" iLounge 6/23
  • "Taking screenshots in iOS 11: hands-on with 10+ handy tips [Video] 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "CarPlay in iOS 11: Lane guidance, interface tweaks, and more" 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "Why Vi - the Artifical Intelligence Personal Trainer did not make me into a runner" iMore 6/23
  • "How to beat Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go" iMore 6:41 AM
  • "How to find your iPhone with your Apple Watch" iMore 6/24
  • "How to see what your friends are listening to in Apple Music" iMore 6/24
  • "How To Use iOS 11 Screenshot Markup Tool On iPhone Or iPad" Redmond Pie 6/24
  • "How to set iPhone to automatically answer calls" iDownload Blog 6/23
  • "A Closer Look at the Apple Music Profile Page in iOS 11" AppAdvice 6/23
  • "How to set up and modify your user profile in Apple Music" iMore 6/23
  • "The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons: Get to grips with Apple's streaming app." Popular Science 7:06 AM
  • "iOS 11 Maps has crazy cool VR mode that lets you move around by walking" iDownload Blog 6/24
  • "Add wireless charging to your iPhone right now" CNET 6/23
  • "How to use iPhone night shift sleep better blue light from screens" [Video] NBC News 6/23
  • "8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today"  Computerworld 6/23
  • "How I tried to get Microsoft to turn me away from MacBooks/Commentary: How is Microsoft selling its new laptop? I went to a couple of Microsoft stores to see whether they could persuade me to give up my MacBook." CNET 3:37 PM
  • "Augmented reality could be the iPhone 8's killer feature" Mashable 6/24
  • "Sorry iPhone, you're not the only great dual-camera phone" CNET 6/24
  • "Thinking About the Future of UWP, Windows Store, and Windows 10 S (Premium)" Thurrott 6/24
  • "This iPhone 8 release date rumour is utter nonsense, but we'd love it to be true" Express UK 6/24
  • "Have Apple Watch Flaws Left an Opening for Fitbit? The Apple Watch still doesn't track sleep and its battery isn't great. With its upcoming smartwatch, Fitbit could capitalize on those issues."  Barron's 6/23
  • "Apple's new iMac Pro will probably blow your mind" BGR 6/23
  • "23 Photos Explain Why We Are In Love With Apple" [Photo Gallery] TheStreet 6/23
  • "iPad Pro 10.5 inch: Back on an Apple computing device, but not in the form I anticipated/It's been a few years since I've used an Apple computer and I was considering a new MacBook prior to the recent WWDC event. I ended up saving some money and buying a more portable Apple device instead." ZDNet 6/23
  • "The New Mac Is An iPad Pro" Mac360 6/23
  • "Why Everyone Buys Phones From Apple Or Samsung" TeraTalks 6/23
  • "70% Of Smartphone Apps Track You Online" NoodleMac 6/23
  • "Microsoft Didn't Steal Apple's Cool Factor" Mac360 6/23
  • "A Few Words On Intel's USB, Apple's FireWire, And Thunderbolt" BohemianBoomer 6/23
  • "Netflix vs. Hulu: Streaming Service Showdown" PC Magazine 9:32 PM
  • "Silicon Valley's sexist swamp" Axios 6/23
  • "15 years after 'Minority Report': A cautionary film, ignored." CNNMoney 6/23
  • "We tried Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8 and...: Here are the important things you need to know about Samsung's new voice app." CNET 6/23
  • "What will it take to bridge Africa's digital divide?" The Next Web 6/23
  • "Why the hell does Tesla want to launch a streaming music service?" The Next Web 6/23
  • "Pears Before Swine" GoComics 9:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New iOS 10 Jailbreak Tweaks: Actif 2, Callisto Pro, Kairos 2, Creamy, And More" Redmond Pie 6/24
  • "Update to Nokia Health Mate -Data now Synchronising with Apple Health app" eXtensions 6/24
  • "Backtrack Golf: Track your play. Follow your child." Backtrack Golf 6/24
  • "Coming June 24: Gene Steinberg meets columnists Kirk McElhearn and Rob Pegoraro, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/24
  • "vPhone, First Smartphone That Can't Be Lost, Stolen or Broken – Syncs With iPhone Or Android" MacPrices 6/23
  • "Nike SNKRS iOS app adds AR features to make exclusive sneaker releases interactive" 9to5Mac 6/23
  • "The Symbus USB-C is a pricey, but useful, accessory for owners of new Mac laptops" Apple World Today 6/23
  • "Smashburger will soon let you pay with your iPhone" Mashable 6/23
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 source code leaked to the web: Though the potential for serious exploits maybe limited due to what was included, according to some reports." CNET 3:53 PM
  • "Windows 10 Source Code, Top Secret Builds Leaked" Softpedia 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft's Never-Ending Optimism As It Updates Windows 10 Mobile" Forbes 6:37 PM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Leaks show off Continuum 2.0, Windows Store gets a new look and more" OnMSFT 7:08 PM
  • "Windows is trying to escape the PC, again" ZDNet 5:34 PM
  • "SUSE brings 2 of its Linux distros to the Windows Store for Windows 10 Insiders" OnMSFT 7:00 AM
  • "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE Leap come to the Windows Store for Insiders" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "New Microsoft patent means laptop thieves can run but not hide" MSPoweruser 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft files a new patent to stop laptop thieves" Neowin 9:40 AM
  • "Xbox Insider Preview build 15063.4073 is now available in the Alpha ring - here's what's new" Neowin 6:41 AM
  • "Critical Flaw In Intel Skylake And Kaby Lake HyperThreading Discovered Requiring BIOS Microcode Fix" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Debian Devs Urge Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake Users to Disable HyperThreading: A security flaw is affecting Intel's Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs" Softpedia 9:01 PM
  • "IBM Retirement Fund Reduces Stake in Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (DPS)" Chaffey Breeze 6:53 AM
  • "Cardinal Capital Management Has $4.93 Million Stake in International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)" Transcript Daily 6:53 AM
  • "Queensland company partners with IBM in fight against cancer" The Courier Mail 6:53 AM
  • "Oracle takes first win against Team New Zealand in America's Cup" The Guardian 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms some Windows 10 source code has leaked" The Verge 6/24
  • "Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 source code has leaked online" BetaNews 6/24
  • "Leak of Windows 10 Source Code Raises Security Concerns" Gizmodo 6/24
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Shared Source Kit code leaks" ZDNet 6/24
  • "US Government to drag Microsoft to Supreme Court over long-running cross-border data jurisdiction case" MSPoweruser 6/24
  • "US government appeals Microsoft case involving Dublin emails" Irish Times 6/24
  • "When the going got tough, Nintendo and Microsoft decided to go for broke on video-game strategy" Seattle Times 6/24
  • "We Are Witnessing The Renaissance Of The High Performance PC" Forbes 6/24
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sell Apple Inc. Stock While It Gasps for Air" InvestorPlace 6/23
  • "Why Apple Investors Should Pay Attention to Snapchat and Facebook" Market Realist 6/23
  • "Bill Miller Says Apple Seems to Be Fairly Valued" Market Realist 6/23
Industry News
  • "Stock market books weekly, daily gain as tech and energy sectors rally: However, health-care stocks surrender Thursday's gains" MarketWatch 6/23
  • "S&P 500 Snaps Three-Day Decline, Crude Comes Off Highs" TheStreet 6/23
  • "Wall Street ends higher on technology, energy boost" Reuters 6/23
  • "U.S. Stocks Notch Weekly Gains: Rise in health-care stocks offsets a drop in energy companies" [Paid Membership Required] 6/23
  • "China stocks fall after increased banking scrutiny; Nikkei flat: Increased regulatory scrutiny over the borrowings of China's most prolific overseas deal makers weighed on mainland markets Friday, as trading elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region was lackluster." MarketWatch 6/23
  • "European stocks lower as oil shares sag; eurozone growth slows in June: Equities in Europe lost ground on Friday, as energy shares extended losses in what's been a dreadful week for oil prices, while investors assessed mixed signals about the eurozone economy." MarketWatch 6/23

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