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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 Disrupts Silicon Valley With Another Eye-Catcher: Its New Home"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:37 PM
  • "U.S. government seeks to intervene in Apple's EU tax appeal: source" Reuters 2:26 PM
  • "US government reportedly set to intervene in Apple $15bn Ireland tax dispute with EU"  9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "Trump administration weighs into Apple's €13bn Irish tax row with the EU - sources" Irish Independent 9:04 PM
  • "Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill" AppleInsider 2:26 PM
  • "Nasdaq glitch sets AAPL & other shares to $123.47 in non-existent stock crash"  9to5Mac 6:38 AM
  • "Amazon, Apple, Google stock prices go haywire due to 'improper' use of Nasdaq data" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Nasdaq glitch: What can you buy for $123.47?" BBC 6:37 AM
  • "Apple share prices appear to more than double due to reporting glitch [u] AppleInsider 6:38 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies accuses Apple of unethical behaviour in chip dispute"  Telegraph 9:06 AM
  • "Imagination Technologies slams Apple for ditching its iPhone GPU tech in earnings call" AppleInsider 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site" AppleInsider 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning to Unlock Next iPhone"  Bloomberg 7/3
  • "Apple Working on Feature to Use Face to Unlock iPhone" Bloomberg Video 7/3
  • "The next iPhone reportedly scans your face instead of your finger" Engadget 7/3
  • "Why The iPhone Can't Be Made In The US" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 7/3
  • "Tim Cook makes $145 million in 2016, blows CEO competition out of water" SiliconBeat 7/3
  • "ACCC to question Apple on Westpac chat app payments ban: Technology giant Apple's controversial decision to order Westpac Banking Corporation to disable a mobile banking feature that let customers make payments in chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger has caught the attention of Australia's competition watchdog, amid concerns it could be attempting to remove rivals to its own upcoming service."  Australian Financial Review 7/3
  • "Your iPhone 7 may have been manufactured by a coal worker"  Business Insider 7/3
  • "The Powerful Secret Inside Your New iPad Pro: Apple is pitching its new iPad Pro a powerful tablet computer than can replace your laptop computer. Not every agrees with the practicalities of that view, but the silicon inside the tablet certainly deliver the power. To deliver that the iPad Pro has one of the most advanced chips currently on the market." Forbes 7/3
  • "Managing Menu Bar Icons" MacMost 6:34 AM
  • "The MacOS High Sierra Public Beta Is Open, Here's How To Download It" Digital Trends 7/3
  • "macOS High Sierra: The new Safari takes steps to reduce persistent user tracking, but is it enough?"  Macworld 7/3
  • "See Large Preview of Mission Control Thumbnails in Mac OS" OS X Daily 7/3
  • "How to use your Apple VR Dev Kit eGPU enclosure with a separate display" iMore 7/3
  • "Speeding up the Creation of Subtitles in Final Cut Pro X With FCPXTRA Subtitle" 7/3
  • "macOS: Safari's Secret Open Recently Closed Windows Talent" Apple Must 7/3
  • "A Mac App You Don't Know About, Mostly Wouldn't Use, But Need Anyway" Mac 360 7/3
  • "10 Great Ways Apple Improves Safari This Year"  Apple Must 1:19 PM
  • "macOS and iOS Security Is Too Complicated" NoodleMac 7/3
Press Releases
  • "Cisdem Released Mac Data Recovery 4.1.0 with Optimized Deep Scan" Cisdem 7/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Removal Of YouTube App From iOS 6 Onwards Was Google's Decision, Not Apple's" Redmond Pie 4:21 PM
  • "–A+: Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service's second anniversary" AppleInsider 6:38 AM
  • "Apple's redesigned Fifth Avenue retail store to reopen around November 2018" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "Apple shares photos from grand opening of Taipei 101 store in Taiwan" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "Apple Celebration of America's National Parks Includes Donations and Apple Watch Challenges" MacTrast 7/3
  • "A designer imagined how the iPhone 8 will look like in white" Business Insider 7/3
  • "Steve Jobs' Life Is the Perfect Opera" Wired 7/3
  • "Apple Music won't have to wait long for Jay-Z's new album" Cult of Mac 7/3
  • "Today in Apple history: End of the line for Power Mac G4 Cube" Cult of Mac 7/3
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand'" BBC 1:18 PM
  • "With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker" AppleInsider 2:26 PM
  • "After Apple's HomePod announcement, Samsung said to be also planning intelligent speaker" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "The first self-driving grocery delivery van: I got to experience the disruption of autonomous deliveries first-hand in Greenwich." Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "Linux malware: Leak exposes CIA's OutlawCountry hacking toolkit" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's new V-NAND plant begins production" ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dropbox seeks to hire IPO underwriters - sources" Reuters 7/3
  • "Unlock your PC with your Samsung phone's fingerprint reader" Engadget 7/3
  • "The growing threat of smishing which target mobile users" MCT 7/3
  • "Winamp's woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself" Ars Technica 7/3
  • "Google's DeepMind and NHS misused patient data trial, watchdog says" Telegraph 7/3
  • "Sharp beats everyone to completely bezeless phone" iDownload Blog 7/3
  • "Like a phoenix from the flames, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back" Digital Trends 7/3
  • "MPU 384 – Screencasting 101 With JF Brissette" MacSparky 6:46 AM
  • "Massive iPhone Leaks Confirm 25 New Features" Forbes 9:05 PM
  • "Apple said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone" TechCrunch 4:19 PM
  • "The iPhone 8 looks incredible in this hands-on video with a model" BGR 2:26 PM
  • "iPhone 8 may instantly unlock the moment you look at it" ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "KGI's Kuo Lists 10 Predictions for the New Apple iPhone" StreetInsider 7/3
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts iPhone 8 Will Omit Touch ID Entirely, Come in Limited Color Options" MacRumors 7/3
  • "The most accurate Apple analyst says the next iPhone will have face recognition and a giant screen" CNBC 7/3
  • "All 2017 iPhone Models Said to Include Standard 5W USB-A Adapter, With Wireless Charger Sold Separately" MacRumors 7/3
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 features highest screen-to-body ratio in industry, but lacks Touch ID fingerprint scanner of any kind" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "Top Analyst: No iPhone 8 Touch ID, Although Other Features Remain" AppAdvice 7/3
  • "iPhone 8 will include fewer casing colors, no Touch ID" Cult of Mac 7/3
  • "Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display" AppleInsider 7/3
  • "Apple considers investment in LG Display's OLED plant" The Investor 7/3
  • "New iPad Pro's A10X Fusion Processor First Chip Built Using TSMC's 10nm Process" MacTrast 7/3
  • "TrendForce Says Capacity Expansions from Chinese and Korean Panel Suppliers Will Raise AMOLED Penetration in Smartphone Market to Nearly 50% by 2020: The confirmation of Samsung Display (SDC) being Apple's AMOLED panel supplier for the upcoming iPhone devices has spurred other smartphone brands and panel makers to aggressively invest in this display technology. The latest display market forecast by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that AMOLED is set to become mainstream in the global smartphone market in the near future with the penetration rate reaching to almost 50% by 2020." TrendForce 7/3
  • "Apple's adoption of OLED in iPhone 8 will see it used in 50% of smartphones by 2020 – Trendforce" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "New ARKit demos: Tesla Model 3, food ordering & inter-dimensional portal" iDownload Blog 7/3
  • "ARKit Demos: 7 iPhone Augmented Reality Demos to Get Excited About iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 7/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/3
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/3
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/3

  • "iMac vs iMac Pro: Should you wait?" iMore 2:44 PM
  • "Review: Apple's 21.5-inch, 3.4GHz 'Kaby Lake' 2017 iMac" Computerworld 7/3
  • "Urban Armor Gear Rugged Case review: An excellent tough case for your delicate flower of a laptop" Macworld 7/3
  • "Review: Meze 99 Classics Headphones" iLounge 7/3
  • "GoPower Watch Stand makes it easy to charge an Apple Watch, iPhone simultaneously" Apple World Today 7/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best apps for celebrating the Fourth of July" iMore 7:18 AM
  • "Top 10 Productivity Features for the iPad in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 6:34 AM
  • "iOS 11 hands-on: Here's how it changes your iPhone" Tom's Guide 7/3
  • "Imagengine Vector Camera: Unusual iOS Cartoon App -Had me from the word, Go" eXtensions 7/3
  • "10 Tips on How to Use The New Screenshot Features in iOS 11" iPhone Hacks 5:58 PM
  • "Download iOS 11 Beta 2 & Install On iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6, SE, 5s, iPad, iPod [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 4:21 PM
  • "Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!" iMore 4:18 PM
  • "How to Scan Documents Using the Notes App in iOS 11" iDrop News 7/3
  • "Apple has Honed Space Management in iOS 11; Here's How to Make the Most Out of It" DeviceMAG 7/3
  • "How to add a microSD card slot to your iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 7/3
  • "New video provides a hands-on look at Apple Watch restore process using iBus tool" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "How to rearrange multiple apps at once on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7/3
  • "How To Customize Control Center in iOS 11" MacTrast 7/3
  • "Tip: Move Your Music Collection to a New Subscription Service" Thurrott 2:44 PM
  • "Capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone: Get the most of your phone's camera with these tips." CNET 7/3
  • "All you need to know about Slide Over, Split View in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 7/3
  • "What Are Those Symbols On the Back of Your Apple Device?" MacMost 7/3
  • "eXtensions: the Wednesday File -The Myth of the Desktop Class App" eXtensions 7:54 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 'Touch ID' replacement better be mind-blowing" BGR 2:27 PM
  • "Why Microsoft (And Even Apple) Are Threatened By Google Chromebooks' Popularity" Seeking Alpha 1:24 PM
  • "22 Ways Apple Improved its iOS Health Solutions at WWDC 2017" Apple Must 10:34 AM
  • "The future of medicine: Personal, ubiquitous, and mobile" Computerworld 9:03 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 does not look good in white" BGR 7/3
  • "ARKit Is Apple's Move into Augmented Reality; It Is Not Laying the Foundation for AR Glasses" iPhone Hacks 7/3
  • "iOS 11 bug hints at a massive change coming on the iPhone 8" BGR 7/3
  • "Why Apple's iPhone 8 Won't Be Called the 'iPhone 8'" iDrop News 7/3
  • "Will History Repeat Itself over Apple's Claimed LG Display Deal?" Apple Must 7/3
  • "Why I skipped the Touch Bar on my new MacBook Pro" iMore 7/3
  • "This Is Really Why Apple and Google Want To Kill Browser Ads"  Forbes 7/3
  • "Comment: KGI has a good track record, but no Touch ID on iPhone 8 still seems questionable" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "How iOS 14 will be Apple's smartest software ever" Mashable 7/3
  • "Why are team iPhone people such snobs?" EveWoman 7/3
  • "Who Tilted Trump's 2016 Election Victory? Mac, Windows, iPhone, Or Android Users?" Mac360 7/3
  • "On The iPad's Identity Problems" TeraTalks 7/3
  • "What iPhone Did To The People Of Earth" Mac360 7/3
  • "This is why Ed Sheeran quit Twitter" BBC 8:30 AM
  • "Tech's mistreatment of women 'not just a case of a few bad actors'" CNNMoney 7/3
  • "The latest Galaxy Note 8 leak backs up our worst fears about the phone" BGR 7/3
  • "Limiting time online 'won't protect children'" BBC 7/3
  • "Kill the Open Internet, and Wave Goodbye to Consumer Choice"  Wired 7/3
  • "Snapshots from a more hopeful time: a day with Haiku, the open-source BeOS/After years of alpha, the open-source execution of BeOS is beautiful but buggy." Ars Technica 7/3
  • "The (re)making of 'Crash Bandicoot'" Engadget 7/3
  • "A non-Apple smartwatch that you'll actually want to wear" Mashable 7/3
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Things 3.1 adds repeating to-dos in projects, date parsing language improvements" 9to5Mac 7/3
  • "Desqueeze Offers Powerful Batch Photo & Video Resizing for iPhone users" prMac 7/3
  • "Creative Digital Coloring Books for iOS" AppAdvice 7/3
  • "Red Lion bringing iPhone check-ins, digital room keys, and Apple TVs to its hotels" iMore 7/3
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft confirms reorganization of sales and marketing teams, but doesn't mention layoffs" Neowin 9:08 AM
  • "How did Microsoft choose Xbox One X name? 'It spoke to us, meant something in our history'" Neowin 6:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Zo' chatbot picked up some offensive habits: Zo went cray-cray like Tay." Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Why are Microsoft's chatbots all assholes?" BGR 8:51 PM
  • "Intel Is Staffing A Design Team For A Revolutionary New Processor Core" HotHardware 4:22 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-7900X review: The fastest chip in the world, but too darn expensive/When eight-core Ryzen costs £300, do any of these new Intel chips make sense?" Ars Technica 1:12 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen success sees firm claw back CPU market share from Intel: PassMark indicates sharp upturn for AMD following Ryzen launch" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Global Salesforce, Marketing Reorganization: Microsoft Corp. reorganized its sales and marketing operations in a bid to simplify two large, complex units and provide more skilled, technical staff as part of a shift toward artificial intelligence and the cloud." Bloomberg 7/3
  • "Microsoft announces global sales-force, marketing reorganization; no layoffs mentioned" Bloomberg News 7/3
  • "Report: Microsoft To Lay Off Thousands, Enterprise, SME Sales Groups Could Be Affected" CRN 7/3
  • "Microsoft reportedly axing 'thousands' of jobs in plans to boost cloud computing sales" Computer Business Review 7/3
  • "Microsoft to Lay Off Thousands of Workers Worldwide" Softpedia 7/3
  • "Microsoft is reportedly about to lay off 'thousands' of staff" Business Insider 7/3
  • "Microsoft to unveil global layoff plan next week - report" Telecompaper 7/3
  • "Microsoft's cloud focus could mean yet more layoffs" Engadget 7/3
  • "Cloud sales shift as enormo Microsoft reorg continues – sources: Enterprise, corporate sales become one" The Register 7/3
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Getting Ready to Swing Its Axe" TheStreet 7/3
  • "Microsoft Calls On Tech Industry To Form 'Digital' Geneva Convention" MediaDailyNews 7/3
  • "Windows 10 Has 17 Times More Users on Steam than All Versions of Apple macOS" Softpedia 7/3
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: France drops Windows 10 privacy case" IT PRO 7/3
  • "Windows 10 will use protected folders to thwart crypto ransomware - Help Net Security" Help Net Security 7/3
  • "Windows XP patches cause rise in users as Windows 10 stalls (again)" The Inquirer 7/3
  • "What WannaCry Infection? 16-Year-Old Windows XP Posts Record Growth Last Month" Softpedia 7/3
  • "18 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computerworld UK 7/3
  • "IBM Watson ventures into Latin America with latest cancer deal" Pharma Phorum 7/3
  • "IBM uses AI to serve up Wimbledon highlights" CNET 7/3
  • "IBM Watson serving up a treat for Wimbledon's biggest fans" The Memo 7/3
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Stock Continued to Fall in June" Market Realist 7/3
  • "HP's Spectre x2 finds its spot as one of the best Windows tablets, for what it's worth" TechCrunch 7/3
  • "Siemen rushes to patch IoT devices against Intel AMT flaw" IT PRO 7/3
  • "Gigabyte's Aero 15 is obsessed with colour in the right ways" CNET 7/3
  • "Huge success of Ryzen CPUs puts AMD back in the game against Intel" TechRadar UK 7/3
  • "AMD Ryzen DDR4 Speed Barrier Broken, 4079.2Mhz Thanks To AGESA Updates" SegmentNext 7/3
  • "AMD's Ryzen chips have carved a huge chunk out of Intel's CPU market share" PC Gamesn 7/3
  • "Processor market heats up as AMD makes record share gain" PC Retail 7/3
  • "AMD CPUs took nearly 10 per cent share from Intel so far this year" Hexus 7/3
  • "AMD Takes Good CPU Share from Intel in Q2 2017" Guru3D 7/3
  • "AMD RX Vega Will Be Announced At SIGGRAPH According To Radeon Team" SegmentNext 7/3
  • "AMD Vega FE reviews disappoint fans with humdrum gaming performance" Ars Technica UK 7/3
  • "MCAM: Oracle is the biggest gainer in the rebalancing of the..." CNBC 7/3
  • "Hyundai Motor and Cisco collaborate on connected car project" ITS International 7/3
  • "Cisco's new network can recognise intent and mitigate threats" Times of Oman 7/3
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Google and other Nasdaq Stocks Swing Wildly in After-Hours Trading" Bloomberg 7/3
  • "Bite Apple Inc. Stock In Spite of Bland Leadership" InvestorPlace 7/3
Industry News
  • "NASDAQ Data Glitch Causes Mayhem As AAPL, MSFT, GOOG And Other Tech Stocks Freak Out" HotHardware 4:23 PM
  • "5 Big Tech Companies Besides Microsoft That Are Firing People" TheStreet 4:27 PM
  • "Aussie stocks shine as US holiday subdues global trading" FOXBusiness 4:24 PM
  • "CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits near 7-month low as gold and tech shares retreat" Nasdaq 4:25 PM
  • "A Nasdaq Data Glitch Causes Apple's Stock to Soar 348%, Pushing Its Market Cap to $3.37 Trillion" TheStreet 7:25 AM
  • "Stock market tries to kick off July trade with a bang: Dow transports notch first intraday high since March 1 in early trade" MarketWatch 7/3
  • "Asian shares slide but Australia jumps as rates kept on hold" FOXBusiness 7:23 AM
  • "Global Stocks Retreat as Investors Question Tech's Dominance: U.S. markets closed for Fourth of July holiday" [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Korean stocks hiccup after missile test" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks pull back after biggest rally in 2 months" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "Silicon Valley investor resigns after harassment claims" BBC 8:07 AM

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