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Wednesday Highlights: New York Times explains Apple's ability to survive and thrive "in a season of tech scandals"; Slate's feature investigates Apple News' ability to give exposure to publishers, but inability (thus far) to deliver the money; Tim Bajarin peers into Apple's future innovation; Ken Segall's article is must-read as he takes Apple to task over "needlessly complicated" iPhone naming scheme; Apple quickly fixes Safari search results after finding suggested results pointed to debunked conspiracy theories; Google backtracks on Chrome's auto sign-in after outcry; here's a list of known bugs in Mojave; Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, talks Apple on CNBC; Nate Lanxon's Apple Watch awoke him at 3AM with a serious heart alert; iPhone screen time controls already being bypassed by kids as young as 7; CNNMoney, Ars Technica review Apple Watch Series 4; Macworld benchmarks iPhone XS and XS Max.

  • "How The iPhone Was Born: Inside Stories of Missteps and Triumphs" [Video] [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "A full 10 years later, the iPhone still dominates...for now: Steve Jobs would be proud." Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "Back to the iPhone future: Lessons from a decade of Apple influence in medicine/iPhones spurred big changes in learning and practicing medicine—and there may be more."  Ars Technica 9:00 AM
  • "How Apple's iPhone Changed These 5 Major Industries" Time 12:34 PM
  • "How the first iPhone blew the BlackBerry away with an amazingly accurate on-screen keyboard" CNBC 11:08 AM
  • "How Apple's iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts" Recode 10:50 AM
  • "The iPhone at 10 in Charts" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's AR is closer to reality than Google's: Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present"  The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Acquires German Eye Tracking Firm SensoMotoric Instruments"  MacRumors 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Is Working With Hertz to Test Its Self-Driving Technology: Apple Inc. is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz Global Holdings Inc. to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Alphabet Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. Hertz shares soared the most in almost two years."  Bloomberg 1:57 PM
  • "Apple working with Hertz to test self-driving technology: Bloomberg" Reuters 2:59 PM
  • "Supreme Court requests U.S. government's input on Samsung's petition (2nd Apple case)" Foss Patents 11:42 AM
  • "Mac Malware Threat to Apple Inc. Computers Continues to Grow" Investor Place 8:44 AM
  • "Apple authentication discussion talks about the confusion of different Apple services and login realms, phone/text authorization codes, app-specific passwords vs. iCloud login, iCloud logout issues (credit card deletion, preference changes, etc.), 2FA vs. 2SA vs. passwords, compatibility issues, etc." MacInTouch 8:33 AM
  • "First look: Nvidia Now brings premium gaming to Mac" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "The Best Audio Editing Software for Beginning Podcasters" The Wirecutter 5:24 PM
  • "How safe is iMessage in the cloud? Apple says iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will store your iMessages in iCloud. That could be good, if done properly to secure your privacy." Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "The Future of Newsgathering Is MoJo With City Producer" 7:57 AM
  • "How to install Microsoft PowerShell 6.0 on macOS" TechRepublic 7:50 AM
  • "How to Set a New Default Search Engine in Safari on Your Mac" MacTrast 8:30 AM
  • "Setting Your Default Search Engine" MacMost 11:38 AM
  • "How to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate tabs in macOS Sierra's Safari" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "The Real Problem With Mac Malware" NoodleMac 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisdem ContactsMate 4/New version discount: Save $10 from June 26th - July 5th" Cisdem 9:11 PM
  • "Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac" Architosh 12:46 PM
  • "Cocktail 9.6.2 (El Capitan Edition) has been released" Maintain 11:38 AM
  • "Get a Personalized Intelligent Assistant for your Mac's System" prMac 7:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Cisco, Apple chiefs discuss further partnership opportunities" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Apple, Cisco team up to push for cyber security insurance discounts" Reuters 2:59 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Cisco Live, Confirms Enterprise Focus" Apple Must 1:44 PM
  • "Apple unveils major Cisco partnership to create iOS 'fast lane' for enterprise customers" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "Apple's Cook promises security insurance discount at Cisco event" AppleInsider 3:22 PM
  • "Simple but brilliant tape measure apps show just how useful AR is going to be [Video] 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "AR demo shows how iPhone can be transformed into a working tape measure" Cult of Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Apple is crushing the Swiss watch industry — and one brand is particularly vulnerable" Business Insider 2:42 PM
  • "Apple Removes 58,000 Applications From the Chinese App Store - Is the 32-Bit Appocalypse Near?" Touch Arcade 10:33 AM
  • "Apple CEO touts India impact in push for deeper market access" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Buying an Apple iPhone SE? Lucky few might get Made in India unit: Apple's partner Wistron Corp is manufacturing the iPhone SE phones in Bengaluru. However, these phones don't carry a lower price tag because they are made locally." The Indian Express 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's first 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE models go on sale in limited run" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Park sunset footage shows entrance to Steve Jobs Theater with its lobby lights on" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Joins in Pride 2017 Celebrations" MacTrast 7:44 AM
  • "Money to burn? Buy an original iPhone for $20,000" Cult of Mac 2:41 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: The App Store gold rush begins" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Robocall spammers, you have one new voicemail message: Cut It Out! Senator Schumer asks Ajit Pai to protect Americans. Good luck with that" The Register 3:22 PM
  • "You'll be forced to switch from Gchat to Hangouts today" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "The Amazon Echo now doubles as a home intercom system" TechCrunch 5:30 PM
  • "Amazon may be gunning to take on Google Translate: Thanks to Amazon, a giant web of online companies could start offering language translation to rival Google Translate, according to a report." CNET 10:50 AM
  • "Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses: The retailer could bring its distribution technology to the grocery chain" Bloomberg 10:47 AM
  • "Anki's cute Cozmo robot can teach kids how to code" Engadget 10:35 AM
  • "Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV shows later this summer" AppleInsider 1:28 PM
  • "Facebook is ready to drop as much as $3 million an episode on TV-style shows" Business Insider 10:33 AM
  • "Pearl Automation Reportedly Shutting Down After Poor Sales of $500 RearVision Backup Camera" The Mac Observer 10:30 AM
  • "Exclusive: Auto startup Pearl shuts down" Axios 10:30 AM
  • "Amazon demos how Alexa will use the Echo Show's screen ahead of launch [Video] 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Parliament's email system compromised in 'brute force' attack - hackers gain access to 90 accounts" V3 9:27 AM
  • "It was 20 years ago today when the Supreme Court unshackled the Internet" Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Samsung working on a way to charge a smartwatch just by touching it to your phone" Digital Trends 7:45 AM
  • "Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans" BBC 7:39 AM
  • "Humanity is doomed: we watch 45 Billion hours of YouTube a month/And that's just the stuff Google can count on mobile devices" The Register 7:39 AM
  • "The Talk Show: 'I Do Like Throwing A Baby', With Special Guest John Moltz" Daring Fireball 9:15 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with TekRevue Founder Jim Tanous" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "Google to End Gmail Scanning, Nike's AR Shoe Promotion -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-26" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "Apple just released iOS 11 Public Beta 1 – here's how to get it right now" BGR 3:15 PM
  • "New leak is our best look yet at Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 9:20 AM
  • "Apple Discontinues Wired Keyboard with Numeric Keypad" The Mac Observer 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Releases Revised Version of Second iOS 11 Developer Beta" MacRumors 12:35 PM
  • "Apple rolling out 'iOS 11 Developer beta 2 Update 1' for select devices" 9to5Mac 12:35 PM
  • "watchOS 3.2.3 beta 4 rolling out to developers" iDownload Blog 12:35 PM
  • "Apple rolls out fourth revision of watchOS 3.2.3 beta" AppleInsider 12:35 PM
  • "First tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available" 9to5Mac 3:27 PM
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Apple Pencil for $85" MacRumors 9:18 PM
  • "Proper iOS 11 downgrade procedure detailed on Apple support page" 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM

  • "iMac Kaby Lake (2017) review: The iMac's excellence continues on/Apple has finally updated the iMac, so if you're in the market for a new computer, now's the time to do some shopping." Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "We review our original iPhone review" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Review: Focal Spark In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 3:22 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 Maps has an awesome virtual reality feature no one is talking about" BGR 5:25 PM
  • "Apple iOS 11: The Best Features We've Tried So Far" Time 4:05 PM
  • "iOS 11 public beta: What it does for the iPhone" CNET 4:04 PM
  • "iOS 11: Superhuman Siri, Drag and Drop, a Totally Remodeled App Store" Wired 3:22 PM
  • "iOS 11 on iPhone first look: A win for getting things done" Mashable 3:15 PM
  • "Apple iOS 11 Preview: A Speed Boost For The iPad" Time 3:15 PM
  • "iOS 11 turns your iPad into a completely different machine" TechCrunch 3:15 PM
  • "iOS 11 preview: Full of promise, especially on bigger screens" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "iOS 11 preview" iMore 3:23 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: One-handed keyboard assists large phones, absent on iPad" AppleInsider 2:42 PM
  • "'Angry Birds Evolution' Review: Glimpse the Dark Heart of Branding" Wired 10:34 AM
  • "CameraBag Mobile 3 -Third Iteration of One of the Earliest Filter-Style Apps" eXtensions 9:28 AM
  • "How to Get Hackintosh Messages to Work Consistently" The Mac Observer 9:10 PM
  • "How to download iOS 11 public beta 1 to your iPhone or iPad" iMore 4:01 PM
  • "How to Install the iOS 11 Public Beta (If You Dare)" Gizmodo 4:01 PM
  • "How-To: Install iOS 11 public beta on your eligible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
  • "How to Send Invisible Ink Messages from iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 2:42 PM
  • "How to Make Apple Music Sound (a little) Better on your iPhone" Apple Must 11:07 AM
  • "10 Safari Tips That Will Improve Your Life" Mashable 1:28 PM
  • "iOS 11 public beta is coming this week, here's how to prepare" 9to5Mac 10:50 AM
  • "8 iOS 11 Features You'll Want to Use" Apple Must 9:18 AM
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Apple's AirPlay 2" Apple Must 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 10 Years Later: The phone that almost wasn't" CNNMoney 9:18 PM
  • "How the iPhone Transformed Business Computing in a Decade" eWeek 9:18 PM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition points to a future without the iPhone" BGR 5:49 PM
  • "10 times Apple learned from massive iPhone mistakes" Cult of Mac 2:00 PM
  • "'Apple should pull the plug': 10 iPhone predictions from 2007" Cult of Mac 1:28 PM
  • "We can't escape the iPhone 8's ugly display" BGR 11:53 AM
  • "Why I'm actually excited about the social features coming to Apple Music in iOS 11" iMore 11:42 AM
  • "How to use picture-in-picture with Google Chrome on Android O Developer Preview" 9to5Google 11:41 AM
  • "'This isn't good enough': Steve Jobs gave the original iPhone design team a 2-week ultimatum" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "11 ways Apple's iPhone changed the enterprise: Who saw this coming in June 2007?"  Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "iMac Pro mini And iMac Pro Compared" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "The Mac Notebook Line Is A Mess" TeraTalks 8:22 AM
  • "6 things we learned from the creation of iPhone documentary" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Another 'iPhone 8 vs. Android' Saga" Mac360 8:00 AM
  • "The iPad Pro: Now a true photographer's tool"  Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Inside the Dark Web: What Every Parent Needs to Know" Intego 11:42 AM
  • "Is Amazon getting too big?" USA Today 2:43 PM
  • "Alexa, What Happens if the Echo Has a Screen? You Get This Review" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Show Review: Yeah, It's Creepy, But It's Got Big Potential" Wired 11:42 AM
  • "Review: Amazon's newest Echo speaker is not for everyone" Business Insider 11:41 AM
  • "Amazon puts on an awesome Alexa display with the new Echo Show" Mashable 11:09 AM
  • "Amazon's Echo Show Fixes The Original's Biggest Shortcoming" Time 11:09 AM
  • "The Windows 10 S Paradox (Premium)" Thurrott 7:55 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook X – A real MacBook Throne Contender" DailyTech 7:50 AM
  • "Latest huge Galaxy Note 8 leak points to troubling trend in 2017" BGR 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Download: tvOS 11 Public Beta 1 For Apple TV Released" Redmond Pie 5:36 PM
  • " introduces 2.0TB Aura Pro SSD -- Extend Life of MacBook Pro Retina with Aura Pro 2.0TB Internal Hard Drive Upgrade -- One of the Fastest Internal SSDs Available" Thomas PR 11:09 AM
  • "Procreate sketching app updated for new iPad Pros, major update coming this fall" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Google Photos takes out ability to backup only while charging" Canadian Reviewer 7:50 AM
  • "Find that Book out of your numerous unsorted bookcases" prMac 7:25 AM
  • "2048 Time Attack - Popular 2048 Gameplay with Exciting Time Limit Rule" prMac 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft data case may go to Supreme Court" IT PRO 9:29 AM
  • "US supreme court may get involved in case over email on Microsoft's Irish servers" SiliconRepublic 9:25 AM
  • "Windows 10 Source Code Leak Isn't Quite As Big As Originally Thought" Digital Trends 11:57 AM
  • "GhostHook Attack Targets Windows 10 Vulnerability" InfoSecurity 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Surface Pro Tablet Is Stellar Hardware Weighed Down By Windows" Fast Company 11:58 AM
  • "Tavis Ormandy to Microsoft: have another WIndows Defender vuln" The Register 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Extends Data Leak Protection to Office on Windows" eWeek 5:48 PM
  • "IBM z systems enterprise mainframe servers ranked most reliable" Financial News 9:16 AM
  • "IBM's decreases CO2 emissions by oer 35% since 2005" Financial News 9:17 AM
  • "IBM reveals how it has slashed emissions by over a third since 2005" Business Green 9:16 AM
  • "IBM & Cornell University use big data to keep global milk supply safe" Daily Reporter 9:15 AM
  • "Laptop at Rs 999 per month: Flipkart joins hands with HP, Intel, Microsoft" Business Standard 9:12 AM
  • "Hyperconverged leapfrog: Dell EMC borg overtakes Nutanix" The Register 9:11 AM
  • "Intel EC case could be getting close to a conclusion" ComputerWeekly 9:09 AM
  • "ECJ to rule on Intel's record €1.06bn antitrust fine next year" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Debian Linux reveals Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors have broken hyper-threading" ZDNet 9:09 AM
  • "Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs" ExtremeTech 9:09 AM
  • "Hyper-Threading erratum rears its head in Skylake and Kaby Lake" The Tech Report 9:09 AM
  • "Hyperthreading flaws found in Intel Skylake and Kaby-Lake based processors" CRN 9:09 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have 'critical' hyper-threading flaw" The Inquirer 9:09 AM
  • "Huge Intel processor flaw exposed" PC Retail 9:08 AM
  • "Serious Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake microcode bug unearthed" Hexus 9:08 AM
  • "Debian Project Warns: Turn off Hyperthreading with Skylake and Kaby Lake" Guru3D 9:08 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake 6-Core CPU Delivers Strong Multi-core Performance In Leaked Geekbench Scores" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "Hands-on: AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs Nvidia Titan Xp" PCWorld 8:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Users Reap Huge Performance Benefits With ROTR And ZBrush Updates" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "CXO Solutions releases CXO-Cloud for Oracle PBCS" Financial News 9:03 AM
  • "Oracle's Q4 Cloudburst: Why Larry Ellison's All-In Cloud Strategy Is Paying Off" Forbes 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco's 'network intuitive' the next era of networking: Chuck Robbins" ZDNet 2:59 PM
  • "Corvil's network analytics to plug into Cisco's Tetration platform" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "ExtraHop's network analysis technology gets a boost from Cisco partnership" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Samsung's Windows 10 Home-powered Notebook 9 Pro is now available" Neowin 6:02 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow halts 4-session skid, but Nasdaq slumps as technology stocks stumble: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street Sees Mixed Start in Kickoff to Final Week of Second Quarter" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P 500 ends with slight gain; tech weighs" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Gains in Utilities Shares Boost S&P 500: Technology stocks erased early gains, putting pressure on major U.S. stock indexes" [Paid Membership Required] 1:21 PM
  • "Asian markets gain, thanks to Tech Stocks and commodities: Tech Stocks and stabilizing commodity prices helped stocks in Asia start the week on an up note amid a lack of major data releases or other market catalysts." MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "Home Markets Europe & Middle East Europe Markets GET EMAIL ALERTS: European stocks finished with gains on Monday, helped by Italian banks after that country's government stepped in to shut down two failed lenders, and as Nestlé SA rallied after a hedge fund snapped up a big stake in the consumer-products giant." MarketWatch 12:02 PM

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