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Monday Highlights: Apple buys Asaii, a firm specializing in music analytics and finding the next big artist; Jonny Evans breaks down the list of Apple acquisitions since repatriating cash to the US; Apple calls Australian encryption laws "dangerous"; analytics, app trials among issues causing developers to leave Mac App Store; Apple Gazette feature helps you make your Mac night-friendly; AppleInsider article looks at the John Sculley era at Apple; surgeons monitoring patients recovering from hip and knee replacements via Apple Watch; and Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches for eating disorder study; Palm is back! And very small!; VoiceOver iOS vulnerability found; Macworld has a look at using game console controllers to play games on Mac.

  • "Apple Taipei 101 opens in Taiwan"  Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Apple opens its first store in Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101." Financial Express 4:36 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone turns 10; bumpy start remembered" The Japan News 7:17 AM
  • "Apple cuts prices of iPhone, iPad, & Mac in India as part of tax reform rollout" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Apple Inc. Changes iPhone and iPad Chip Strategy: iPad gets new chip manufacturing technologies first, while iPhone follows." The Motley Fool 4:37 PM
  • "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 6/30
  • "iPhone 1: Look Who's Talking/Apple saw its first iPhone being used predominantly as a phone. How times have changed." WSJ Blogs 6/30
  • "After 10 years, where does the iPhone go next?"  Macworld 6/30
  • "The Least Important Part of the iPhone..." Medium 6/30
  • "Apple's TV strategy is still an embarrassing joke"  BGR 6/30
  • "How to Install the macOS High Sierra Beta on Your Mac (If You Must)" MacTrast 6/30
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Movie metadata, authentication requests, and more" Macworld 6/30
  • "A Beginner's Guide to the Mac Menu Bar" MacMost 6/30
  • "The First Step To Troubleshoot A Mac" Mac360 6/30
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2017" Macworld 6/30
Press Releases
  • "Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "First Human Eye-Resolution VR Solution—Unveiled From Stealth Startup Varjo" Architosh 6/30
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Car makers cut prices, iPhone too cheaper; ghee gets costlier" IndiaTimes 4:35 PM
  • "Michel Gondry debuts film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 7" Mashable 4:36 PM
  • "Apple celebrates America's national parks this July" Apple 6/30
  • "Apple supporting National Parks next month w/ Apple Pay donations & new Watch Activity challenge" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "Apple Supports U.S. National Parks with Apple Pay Promo" Apple Must 6/30
  • "Apple to Recognize National Parks with Donations, Activity Badge" MacStories 6/30
  • "Future of the iPhone: 10 years in, what's next for world-changing device?" Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "The inside story of the iPhone's 'Slide to Unlock' gesture" Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Insulin delivery, workout routes, and more added to Apple HealthKit" MobileHealthNews 6/30
  • "Apple praises 'unbelievable' response to ARKit" Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Apple AR Is Already Blowing Up" Forbes 6/30
  • "Jay Z calls out Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine on '4:44' Tidal exclusive" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "Sorry Mac: Windows-loving Trump voters swayed election"  Axios 6/30
  • "Sleep trackers are latest fitness tech to disappoint" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/30
  • "John Sculley on Steve Jobs: 'People Never Think How Close We Were" Apple Must 6/30
  • "Google is the reason why YouTube isn't a default app on the iPhone anymore" Business Insider 6/30
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad surpasses 100,000 exclusive apps" Cult of Mac 6/30
Non-Apple News
  • "Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power" Engadget 9:14 PM
  • "Why coders are battling to be the... worst" BBC 7:05 PM
  • "Snowden Leak Reveals NSA Traffic Shaping Tech That Diverts US Internet Routing For Spying" HotHardware 4:46 PM
  • "Canadian High Court Says Google Must Globally Block Search Links" eWeek 6/30
  • "High-tech dashboards signal big changes for auto parts suppliers" Reuters 6/30
  • "Sprint is getting sued for sabotaging RadioShack's comeback" The Verge 6/30
  • "Lawsuit claims Sprint caused RadioShack's latest bankruptcy: RadioShack's creditors say Sprint destroyed 6,000 jobs and breached contract." Engadget 6/30
  • "Blizzard is remaking 'StarCraft' with better graphics — and it comes out this August" Business Insider 6/30
  • "Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini tablet emerges in leaked images" The Verge 6/30
  • "Women in tech share advice for solving Silicon Valley's sexism" Axios 6/30
  • "The best PC games of 2017 (so far)" PCWorld 6/30
  • "Coming July 1: Gene Steinberg meets commentator/podcaster Peter Cohen and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:04 AM
  • "Get Ready for macOS High Sierra Public Beta -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-30" The Mac Observer 6/30
  • "Road to Macstock – Kirschen Seah on the Ease of Approach to Automator" MacVoices 6/30
  • "CNET UK podcast 524: Supersonic excitement and the iPhone's 10th birthday" CNET 6/30
  • "The iPhone turns 10 and Petya is on the loose: The Vergecast explains" The Verge 6/30
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone at 10, in-display fingerprint readers, reviews, more" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "iOS 11 iCloud Activation Lock Bypass Demoed On Video, But You Shouldn't Worry About It" Redmond Pie 4:50 PM
  • "Latest renders imagine the iPhone 8 in white, showing glass body + reduced bezelsĀ [Gallery] 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Alleged iPhone 8 prototype leaks, but it's probably not the final design" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "Possible iPhone 8 prototype sports huge display" Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Here's What Apple's iPhone 8 Looks Like, Maybe" TheStreet 6/30
  • "10 nm Process Rollout Marching Right Along" Tech Insights 6/30
  • "TechInsights Confirms Apple's A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size" AnandTech 6/30
  • "1 Winner From the New Apple Inc. iPad Pro Tablets: And the manufacturer of the A10X chip is... TSMC." The Motley Fool 6/30
  • "The iPad Pro's A10X Gets Naked, Reveals 10nm TSMC Design" The Mac Observer 6/30
  • "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 6/30
  • "Removal of 3D Touch app switching gesture in iOS 11 confirmed as intentional change" 9to5Mac 6/30
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/30
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/30
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/30

  • "Google Pixel Vs. Apple iPhone 7: Can The Google Phone Take Down Its Enemy?" Digital Trends 4:36 PM
  • "Best camera accessories for iPhone and Android" Digital Trends 4:37 PM
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro review: Apple's 2-in-1 is starting to grow up" Neowin 1:16 PM
  • "I thought this Anker 26,800mAh portable battery was too big — I was wrong" iMore 12:53 PM
  • "Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "The New iPad Pro Before It Goes To 11: Some thoughts on the 10.5" iPad Pro" 500ish Words 6/30
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Is the Biggest the Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 6/30
  • "Review: Focal Spark Wireless In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 6/30
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 hands-on: Improved multitasking, drag-and-drop support on the iPad Pro" ZDNet 6/30
  • "Apple Music: Two years later, the service is finding its voice" iMore 6/30
  • "Here's How iOS 11"s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature Works" MacRumors 6/30
  • "Hands-on with Apple Music's new social discovery feature in iOS 11" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "Another Update Ready for iOS 11: ToonCamera -Original Goodness Preserved for Photo and Video Output" eXtensions 6/30
  • "Star Walk HD — Night Sky Map a great AR star gazing guide for the iPad" Apple World Today 6/30
  • "iOS 11 Roundup: How To Install, Uninstall, And What To Watch Out For" Forbes 7:17 AM
  • "Friday 5: Ferrite Recording Studio – one of the best ways to record audio on iOSĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "How to Find Where iMessage Stickers Came From in iOS" OS X Daily 6/30
  • "New In iOS 11: Translate Using Siri" Redmond Pie 6/30
  • "How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11" iMore 6/30
  • "13 easy ways to fix your iPhone or Mac with common household items" Business Insider 6/30
  • "7 iOS 11 Tweaks You May Have Missed" Apple Must 6/30
  • "Timely payments can keep you from being unable to access all your iCloud digital data" Apple World Today 6/30
  • "Apple patent filing shows the company wants you to be well rested" Apple World Today 11:16 AM
  • "Too good: Time to stop making iPads" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Is the iPad a Real Computer? Do its Users Deserve it?" The Mac Observer 6/30
  • "Is Apple Pencil a harbinger of the designapocalypse? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 6/30
  • "Here's every mistake Apple has made in the past five years - Video" ZDNet 6/30
  • "iPhone: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" Investopedia 6/30
  • "Why the iPhone 8 will be even more powerful than you might think" BGR 6/30
  • "The iPad has an identity crisis"  ZDNet 6/30
  • "Future iPhones won't have a charging port -- here's why" Mashable 6/30
  • "Can Your iPhone Replace Your Wallet?"  TidBITS 6/30
  • "Apple's AR Glasses to be Retailed for $1300 by 2020?" Zacks 6/30
  • "Customers vs. Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google" Mac360 6/30
  • "Crazy Wrong About The iPhone" TeraTalks 6/30
  • "No, iPhone Is Not As Great As Electricity" Mac360 6/30
  • "On Loving Apple's Walled Garden, Closed And Curated Ecosystem (vs. competition)" NoodleMac 6/30
  • "Living with the original iPhone in 2017 is frustrating yet amazing – video report" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "This is the iPhone 8 Apple will never make" BGR 6/30
  • "Dr. Applelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "Apple's first iPhone was also the first to realize the potential of the smartphone" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "How to unlock any Windows 10 PC using a Samsung phone [Updated] BetaNews 7:17 AM
  • "How to navigate the predatory jungle of Silicon Valley as a female founder" VentureBeat 6/30
  • "Inside Google's cancelled experiment to fix the crappy web" VentureBeat 6/30
  • "Sprint-Cable Deal Would Be Mixed Picture for Industry, Consumers" Tech.pinions 6/30
  • "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 6/30
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 10:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Your Apple Pay purchases can help preserve national parks: But only if you make them from July 1st until the 15th." Engadget 12:52 PM
  • "Apple TVs and iPhone Check-In Coming to Red Lion Hotels" MacRumors 6/30
  • "6 team collaboration tools for Apple iOS users: These six iOS apps will help you get more done faster, (hopefully)" Computerworld 6/30
  • "Facebook's free Find Wi-Fi feature on iOS is going global" 9to5Mac 6/30
  • "Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself" AppleInsider 6/30
  • "Alpine's latest receiver brings wireless CarPlay to all" Engadget 6/30
  • "The Lion's Song comes to iOS later this summer" 148Apps 6/30
  • "Now Apple TV has access to all the cartoons on Boomerang: Go on a nostalgia trip with all those classic Looney Tunes cartoons." Engadget 6/30
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 7 loses market share in latest reports" Neowin 11:25 AM
  • "Browser market share reports emphasize that Microsoft Edge just isn't good enough for users" Neowin 1:16 PM
  • "Microsoft now reminds users to install latest Windows 10 version and review privacy settings" Neowin 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Pushes New Privacy Interface to Older Windows 10 Versions" Thurrott 4:42 PM
  • "Microsoft now insisting Windows 10 users make data privacy choices" MSPoweruser 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 AutoPilot To Delight IT Admins With Zero-Touch PC Deployment" HotHardware 5:31 PM
  • "Microsoft expands FastTrack to include Azure, available in preview starting August 1st" Neowin 2:03 PM
  • "How to switch from Windows 10 S to Pro, and back again: It's easy to go from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro. Switching back is harder, but still possible." CNET 7:27 AM
  • "Windows 10's share has grown by just 5 percent in a year" BetaNews 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft and Sony so far failed to broaden the gaming market according to former executive" Neowin 12:52 PM
  • "Speed up your old PC" ZDNet 4:21 PM
  • "Here Comes Another Microsoft Overhaul" TheStreet 6/30
  • "Microsoft Buys Cloudyn To Provide Visibility For Azure Customers" Silicon UK 6/30
  • "In wake of ransomware attacks, India presses Microsoft for discount on Windows 10 upgrades" OnMSFT 6/30
  • "India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk: The country has a lot of Windows computers running on old software." Engadget 6/30
  • "Petya ransomware had 'far less reach' than expected, Microsoft says" Windows Central 6/30
  • "Petya virus affected only about 20,000 machines, most on Windows 7, says Microsoft" OnMSFT 6/30
  • "All-in on Windows 10: Accenture Upgrades 400,000 PCs to the Latest OS" Softpedia 6/30
  • "Microsoft Finally Fixes Error 633 in Windows 10 Creators Update" Softpedia 6/30
  • "Microsoft Experimenting with Controlled Folders in Windows 10 against ransomware" Guru3D 6/30
  • "Xbox One X: Microsoft is convinced we need it – but do we?" The Guardian 6/30
  • "Microsoft to add new ransomware protection feature for Windows 10" The Star: Malaysia 6/30
  • "Wimbledon 2017 technology innovations - AI, augmented reality, cognitive computing and IBM Watson at SW19 championships" Computerworld UK 6/30
  • "IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks" Gizmodo 6/30
  • "American Airlines Partners with IBM to Use IBM Cloud for Massive Cloud Transformation" KM World 6/30
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Joins Investment In Platform9 For DevOps" Seeking Alpha 6/30
  • "How HP is trying to resuscitate a dying business" MarketWatch 6/30
  • "The beefy Dell Precision 7520 DE can out-muscle a growing Linux laptop field" Ars Technica 6/30
  • "Dell going UltraWide at 3840 x 1600 with U3818DW" Guru3D 6/30
  • "Top EU court to rule on Intel antitrust case on Sept 6" Reuters 6/30
  • "Roman 'der8auer' Hartung lays into X299 boards' overheating VRMs" The Tech Report 6/30
  • "AMD either made a mistake launching Vega's Frontier Edition first... or they had no choice" PC Games 6/30
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro could be the Intel alternative your laptop needs" ITProPortal 6/30
  • "AMD releases new enterprise-grade Ryzen PRO CPUs" IT PRO 6/30
  • "AMD Ryzen PRO butts heads with Intel vPro in the enterprise" SlashGear 6/30
  • "AMD introduces Ryzen PRO processors" OSNews 6/30
  • "Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform" ZDNet 6/30
  • "Cisco's Path to Long-Term Earnings Growth" Barron's 6/30
  • "Hyundai and Cisco drive towards the connected car" ZDNet 6/30
  • "Silicon Valley Women, in Cultural Shift, Frankly Describe Sexual Harassment" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/30
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple is a top pick for Drexel Hamilton's Brian White..." CNBC Videos 6/30
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 notch best first-half performance since 2013: Stocks end mostly higher, booking tech-fueled weekly loss" MarketWatch 6/30
  • "Nike Surges, and the Dow Responds" TheStreet 6/30
  • "Wall St ends bumpy week, strong 1st half with modest gain" Reuters 6/30
  • "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] 6/30
  • "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 6/30
  • "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 6/30

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