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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.

  • "Understanding the Real Innovation behind the iPhone: A decade ago Apple didn't just create a phone with some extra features, it introduced a full-fledged handheld computer that could also make calls and browse the internet"  Scientific American 6:52 AM
  • "iPhone 1: Look Who's Talking/Apple saw its first iPhone being used predominantly as a phone. How times have changed." WSJ Blogs 1:52 PM
  • "After 10 years, where does the iPhone go next?"  Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "The Least Important Part of the iPhone..." Medium 9:47 AM
  • "Apple's TV strategy is still an embarrassing joke"  BGR 10:14 AM
  • "How to Install the macOS High Sierra Beta on Your Mac (If You Must)" MacTrast 8:48 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Movie metadata, authentication requests, and more" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to the Mac Menu Bar" MacMost 8:44 AM
  • "The First Step To Troubleshoot A Mac" Mac360 8:43 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2017" Macworld 6:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support" AppleInsider 5:08 PM
  • "First Human Eye-Resolution VR Solution—Unveiled From Stealth Startup Varjo" Architosh 8:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple celebrates America's national parks this July" Apple 8:47 AM
  • "Apple supporting National Parks next month w/ Apple Pay donations & new Watch Activity challenge" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Supports U.S. National Parks with Apple Pay Promo" Apple Must 9:40 AM
  • "Apple to Recognize National Parks with Donations, Activity Badge" MacStories 12:10 PM
  • "Future of the iPhone: 10 years in, what's next for world-changing device?" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "The inside story of the iPhone's 'Slide to Unlock' gesture" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Insulin delivery, workout routes, and more added to Apple HealthKit" MobileHealthNews 6:52 AM
  • "Apple praises 'unbelievable' response to ARKit" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple AR Is Already Blowing Up" Forbes 2:27 PM
  • "Jay Z calls out Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine on '4:44' Tidal exclusive" 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Sorry Mac: Windows-loving Trump voters swayed election"  Axios 6:48 AM
  • "Sleep trackers are latest fitness tech to disappoint" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "John Sculley on Steve Jobs: 'People Never Think How Close We Were" Apple Must 8:40 AM
  • "Google is the reason why YouTube isn't a default app on the iPhone anymore" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad surpasses 100,000 exclusive apps" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Canadian High Court Says Google Must Globally Block Search Links" eWeek 6:48 PM
  • "High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Sprint is getting sued for sabotaging RadioShack's comeback" The Verge 2:13 PM
  • "Lawsuit claims Sprint caused RadioShack's latest bankruptcy: RadioShack's creditors say Sprint destroyed 6,000 jobs and breached contract." Engadget 11:58 AM
  • "Blizzard is remaking 'StarCraft' with better graphics — and it comes out this August" Business Insider 11:36 AM
  • "Google Gives Up Scanning Personal Gmail" TechNewsWorld 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini tablet emerges in leaked images" The Verge 8:55 AM
  • "Women in tech share advice for solving Silicon Valley's sexism" Axios 6:48 AM
  • "The best PC games of 2017 (so far)" PCWorld 6:35 AM
  • "Get Ready for macOS High Sierra Public Beta -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-30" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "Road to Macstock – Kirschen Seah on the Ease of Approach to Automator" MacVoices 1:16 PM
  • "CNET UK podcast 524: Supersonic excitement and the iPhone's 10th birthday" CNET 12:21 PM
  • "The iPhone turns 10 and Petya is on the loose: The Vergecast explains" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone at 10, in-display fingerprint readers, reviews, more" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 8 prototype leaks, but it's probably not the final design" 9to5Mac 6:28 AM
  • "Possible iPhone 8 prototype sports huge display" Cult of Mac 7:02 AM
  • "Here's What Apple's iPhone 8 Looks Like, Maybe" TheStreet 6:55 AM
  • "10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along" Tech Insights 6:28 AM
  • "TechInsights Confirms Apple's A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size" AnandTech 7:01 AM
  • "1 Winner From the New Apple Inc. iPad Pro Tablets: And the manufacturer of the A10X chip is... TSMC." The Motley Fool 6:56 AM
  • "The iPad Pro's A10X Gets Naked, Reveals 10nm TSMC Design" The Mac Observer 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung Display to Construct World's Biggest OLED Plant" ["In order to supply panels to Apple and Samsung Electronics, it is understood that Samsung Display has secured production capacity of 135,000 panels per month over two years span."] Electronic Times 6:31 AM
  • "Removal of 3D Touch app switching gesture in iOS 11 confirmed as intentional change" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM

  • "Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac" AppleInsider 1:19 PM
  • "The New iPad Pro Before It Goes To 11: Some thoughts on the 10.5" iPad Pro" 500ish Words 7:02 AM
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Is the Biggest the Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 12:11 PM
  • "Review: Focal Spark Wireless In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 1:19 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 hands-on: Improved multitasking, drag-and-drop support on the iPad Pro" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Apple Music: Two years later, the service is finding its voice" iMore 3:07 PM
  • "Here's How iOS 11"s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature Works" MacRumors 2:58 PM
  • "Hands-on with Apple Music's new social discovery feature in iOS 11" 9to5Mac 2:13 PM
  • "Another Update Ready for iOS 11: ToonCamera -Original Goodness Preserved for Photo and Video Output" eXtensions 8:42 AM
  • "Star Walk HD — Night Sky Map a great AR star gazing guide for the iPad" Apple World Today 6:55 AM
  • "Friday 5: Ferrite Recording Studio – one of the best ways to record audio on iOS [Video] 9to5Mac 9:18 PM
  • "How to Find Where iMessage Stickers Came From in iOS" OS X Daily 1:52 PM
  • "New In iOS 11: Translate Using Siri" Redmond Pie 1:22 PM
  • "How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11" iMore 10:43 AM
  • "13 easy ways to fix your iPhone or Mac with common household items" Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "7 iOS 11 Tweaks You May Have Missed" Apple Must 1:16 PM
  • "Timely payments can keep you from being unable to access all your iCloud digital data" Apple World Today 8:45 AM
  • "Is the iPad a Real Computer? Do its Users Deserve it?" The Mac Observer 4:37 PM
  • "Is Apple Pencil a harbinger of the designapocalypse? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 4:05 PM
  • "Here's every mistake Apple has made in the past five years - Video" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "iPhone: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" Investopedia 3:14 PM
  • "Why the iPhone 8 will be even more powerful than you might think" BGR 2:58 PM
  • "The iPad has an identity crisis"  ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Future iPhones won't have a charging port -- here's why" Mashable 10:37 AM
  • "Can Your iPhone Replace Your Wallet?"  TidBITS 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's AR Glasses to be Retailed for $1300 by 2020?" Zacks 8:48 AM
  • "Customers vs. Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google" Mac360 8:43 AM
  • "Crazy Wrong About The iPhone" TeraTalks 8:42 AM
  • "No, iPhone Is Not As Great As Electricity" Mac360 8:41 AM
  • "On Loving Apple's Walled Garden, Closed And Curated Ecosystem (vs. competition)" NoodleMac 8:41 AM
  • "Living with the original iPhone in 2017 is frustrating yet amazing – video report" 9to5Mac 6:56 AM
  • "This is the iPhone 8 Apple will never make" BGR 6:55 AM
  • "Dr. Applelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone" AppleInsider 6:29 AM
  • "Apple's first iPhone was also the first to realize the potential of the smartphone" AppleInsider 6:29 AM
  • "How to navigate the predatory jungle of Silicon Valley as a female founder" VentureBeat 3:14 PM
  • "Inside Google's cancelled experiment to fix the crappy web" VentureBeat 2:14 PM
  • "Sprint-Cable Deal Would Be Mixed Picture for Industry, Consumers" Tech.pinions 8:55 AM
  • "Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need/Great looks, battery life, light weight. And for the future, there's Windows 10 Pro." PCWorld 6:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple TVs and iPhone Check-In Coming to Red Lion Hotels" MacRumors 5:51 PM
  • "6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users: These six iOS apps will help you get more done faster, (hopefully)" Computerworld 11:37 AM
  • "Facebook's free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going global" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
  • "Alpine's latest receiver brings wireless CarPlay to all" Engadget 10:37 AM
  • "The Lion's Song comes to iOS later this summer" 148Apps 6:54 AM
  • "Now Apple TV has access to all the cartoons on Boomerang: Go on a nostalgia trip with all those classic Looney Tunes cartoons." Engadget 6:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Here Comes Another Microsoft Overhaul" TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys Cloudyn To Provide Visibility For Azure Customers" Silicon UK 9:58 AM
  • "In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgrades" OnMSFT 11:48 AM
  • "India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk: The country has a lot of Windows computers running on old software." Engadget 1:52 PM
  • "Petya ransomware had 'far less reach' than expected, Microsoft says" Windows Central 11:48 AM
  • "Petya virus affected only about 20,000 machines, most on Windows 7, says Microsoft" OnMSFT 11:47 AM
  • "All-in on Windows 10: Accenture Upgrades 400,000 PCs to the Latest OS" Softpedia 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Finally Fixes Error 633 in Windows 10 Creators Update" Softpedia 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Experimenting with Controlled Folders in Windows 10 against ransomware" Guru3D 9:53 AM
  • "Xbox One X: Microsoft is convinced we need it – but do we?" The Guardian 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft to add new ransomware protection feature for Windows 10" The Star: Malaysia 9:51 AM
  • "Wimbledon 2017 technology innovations - AI, augmented reality, cognitive computing and IBM Watson at SW19 championships" Computerworld UK 9:43 AM
  • "IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks" Gizmodo 1:19 PM
  • "American Airlines Partners with IBM to Use IBM Cloud for Massive Cloud Transformation" KM World 9:41 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Joins Investment In Platform9 For DevOps" Seeking Alpha 4:38 PM
  • "How HP is trying to resuscitate a dying business" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "The beefy Dell Precision 7520 DE can out-muscle a growing Linux laptop field" Ars Technica 9:37 AM
  • "Dell going UltraWide at 3840 x 1600 with U3818DW" Guru3D 9:37 AM
  • "Top EU court to rule on Intel antitrust case on Sept 6" Reuters 9:36 AM
  • "Roman 'der8auer' Hartung lays into X299 boards' overheating VRMs" The Tech Report 9:35 AM
  • "AMD either made a mistake launching Vega's Frontier Edition first... or they had no choice" PC Games 9:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro could be the Intel alternative your laptop needs" ITProPortal 9:33 AM
  • "AMD releases new enterprise-grade Ryzen PRO CPUs" IT PRO 9:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen PRO butts heads with Intel vPro in the enterprise" SlashGear 9:32 AM
  • "AMD introduces Ryzen PRO processors" OSNews 9:30 AM
  • "Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Cisco's Path to Long-Term Earnings Growth" Barron's 9:25 AM
  • "Hyundai and Cisco drive towards the connected car" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "Silicon Valley Women, in Cultural Shift, Frankly Describe Sexual Harassment" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:22 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple is a top pick for Drexel Hamilton's Brian White..." CNBC Videos 10:59 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 notch best first-half performance since 2013: Stocks end mostly higher, booking tech-fueled weekly loss" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Nike Surges, and the Dow Responds" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Wall St ends bumpy week, strong 1st half with modest gain" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Push Higher; Tech Shares Edge Up: Dow industrials, S&P 500 set to post solid gains in first half of 2017; Nasdaq set for double-digit gain" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Bond selloff spreads to Asia, with Japanese yields at multimonth high: More central banks may be following the Federal Reserve's hawkish lead, sending bond yields skyrocketing" MarketWatch 7:44 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher after sharpest selloff in 9 months: European stocks edged higher Friday, with technology and consumer-related shares on the mend after a hefty selloff, but the region's benchmark was still on track to finish June in the red." MarketWatch 7:15 AM

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