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Friday Highlights: Financial Times interviews Jony Ives on the new Apple Watch, responsibilities of big tech firms; analyst thinks Apple could hit $1.5 trillion; Apple riles consumer group in China over recent breach of some customers' Apple IDs; WSJ's Joanna Stern laments the walls around iMessage; Uniloc back in Apple's face with FaceTime lawsuit; Ars Technica reviews Mac browser Vivaldi; what to expect with FCPX 10.5?; iPhone XR available, selling quickly—more in our General Interest section; the plot thickens...will iPad Pro go USB-C? Apple releases USB-C Apple Watch charger; a couple employees of Loup Ventures went phone-less, using only Apple Watches.

  • "Qualcomm Demands iPhone, iPad Import Ban In US, Accusing Apple Of Patent Infringement" Redmond Pie 6:19 AM
  • "Will iPhones be banned amid Apple, Qualcomm feud? If Qualcomm has its way with the ITC, future iPhones risk of being banned entirely from entering the US, but there's nothing to worry about."  International Business Times 9:43 AM
  • "From disrupter to disrupted: Apple's profits overtaken by Samsung/ Samsung on course to beat Apple's profits for first time since two giants entered market"  Irish Times 6:30 AM
  • "Contract dispute: Apple fires back at supplier/The graphics provider, Imagination Technologies Group's stock collapsed more than 60%" Bloomberg 6:32 PM
  • "Speculation Regarding the Pricing of and Strategy Behind This Year's New iPhones"  Daring Fireball 7/7
  • "Qualcomm seeks to ban Apple from selling iPhones in the US with new lawsuit"  Neowin 7/7
  • "Qualcomm Tries to Ban iPhone Sales in the U.S." iClarified 7/7
  • "Apple Fires Back at Supplier Imagination in Contract Dispute"  Bloomberg 7/7
  • "Apple slams Imagination's 'inaccurate' and 'misleading' statements over break-up: Claims Brit chip maker knew about its plans in 2015" The Inquirer 7/7
  • "Apple hits back at Imagination's 'misleading' statements, disputes timeline"  9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Apple challenges Imagination's timeline, declares it stopped taking new IP in 2015" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "Watch: First macOS High Sierra public beta delivers new features, enhancements" AppleInsider 6:15 AM
  • "Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "How to create an external Mac startup disk for macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7/7
  • "The Eye Candy App Of Mac System Monitors" Mac360 7/7
  • "macOS Mail: Turning Off Highlighting on Related Messages" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "How to create an external Mac startup disk for macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7/7
  • "What you can't yet do with the Apple eGPU dev kit." iMore 7/7
Press Releases
  • "KCC 2017: The Exhibitors in Kyoto—Innovation From Asia" Architosh 3:42 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty" CRN 9:05 PM
  • "Gartner: global device shipments will decline 0.3% in 2017" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "Nearly 14% of iPhone users long for Apple Homepod:¬†Survey: With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples newly-launched wireless home speaker Homepod, a survey has revealed." Financial Express 6:30 AM
  • "JUST IN: Apple Watch bait-and-switch scam targets Florida retailers" Palm Beach Post 6:30 AM
  • "ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot" AppleInsider 6:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm Files Lawsuit Seeking Apple iPhone US Import Ban" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Qualcomm sues Apple over patents, seeks limited ban on iPhone imports" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7/7
  • "Qualcomm Tries to Block iPhones in the U.S. in New Apple Lawsuit" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Apple accuses Imagination of lying about when their relationship ended" Neowin 7/7
  • "Jay-Z's '4:44' album now available on Apple Music as Kanye West reportedly breaks ties with Tidal" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked" 9to5Mac 7/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Outrage as Instagram 'bug' deletes some users' account" Social Barrel 12:01 PM
  • "PlayStation Vue drops its cheapest packages, now starts at $40: Slim TV packages that dropped local TV stations are no longer available." Engadget 6:17 AM
  • "A car-tracking dongle could make self-driving systems better: Comma AI's Panda hardware will help you collect your vehicle's sensor data." Engadget 7/7
  • "Samsung forecasts record Q2 profits as Apple drives demand for its chips and OLED panels" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Russian hackers target the US nuclear industry: A phishing campaign sent infected CVs to individuals with high level access to nuclear systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly shuttering business amidst financial turmoil, new health startup to rise from ashes" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "Report: Jawbone shutting down & liquidating its assets after continued struggles" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Jawbone reportedly being liquidated and will be going out of business" Neowin 7/7
  • "PlayStation 5 expected to achieve native 4K and 240fps according to analyst" Neowin 7/7
  • "The Pixel 2 might get a cool new feature missing from the original" BGR 7/7
  • "Google launches a company to make geothermal heating affordable: Dandelion, the latest Alphabet X spinoff, will install geothermal heating and cooling systems." Engadget 7/7
  • "Tesla to build world's biggest battery" Telegraph 7/7
  • "CopyCat Android malware infected 14m devices, rooted 8m last year" ZDNet 7/7
  • "ProtonMail 3.9 adds ProtonVPN integration and auto-unsubscribe" Neowin 7/7
  • "Mozilla-funded research casts doubt on ad model for the Global South" Neowin 7/7
  • "This $25 Raspberry Pi competitor delivers 4K HDR10 support alongside USB 3.0" Neowin 7/7
  • "Security Experts Suspect Petya Cyber-Attack Inspired by Nation-State" eWeek 7/7
  • "YouTube creators pen open letter to support net neutrality/Question is: will the FCC even listen to them?" Engadget 7/7
  • "Facebook, Twitter and Snap all want rights to World Cup highlights: The companies are reportedly offering 'tens of millions' of dollars to Fox." Engadget 7/7
  • "PSA: Do not preorder this $1,200 holographic Android phone" BGR 7/7
  • "Tidal's Dwindling Exclusive Deals, Touch ID Isn't Dead Yet -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-07" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Touch ID rumors, RED phone and a very expensive 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Spotlight" MacMost 7/7
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to come in four color choices including new 'mirror-like' model" 9to5Mac 8:12 PM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at AirPods with biometric capabilities" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
  • "Apple files patents that could transform AirPods" Digital Trends 6:31 AM
  • "Apple's wireless charging accessory for the iPhone could arrive late" Neowin 5:29 PM
  • "Report: Wireless charging accessory won't be ready at iPhone launch this year" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple's iPhone wireless charging accessory might not ship with 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' this fall" AppleInsider 6:15 AM
  • "Sources claim Apple is planning to release three OLED iPhones next year" Neowin 7/7
  • "Apple granted a patent for 'station creation' in Apple Music" Apple World Today 7/7
  • "The State Of iOS 10.3.2 / 10.3.1 / 10.3 / 10.2.1 Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 7/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/7

  • "Apple Watch Series 2: Shanthini Naidoo tries out Apple's new health and fitness tracker" Sunday Times Zaire 6:31 PM
  • "The new iPad Pro is pretty great—if you accept it for what it is" Quartz 6:30 AM
  • "How much does an eGPU enhance the performance the 2017 iMac 5K?" Bare Feats 7/7
  • "This E Ink iPhone 7 Plus case works better in theory than practice" The Verge 7/7
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Best Fidget Spinner iPhone Apps and Games" iPhone Hacks 1:27 PM
  • "Friday 5: Ulysses is my favorite iOS writing app¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 6:15 AM
  • "iOS 11 Has a Secret Feature That Lets You Stomp Around Cities Like Godzilla" Gizmodo 7/7
  • "iOS 11 Automatically Creates ZIP Archives When Sharing Folders Via Email" Redmond Pie 7/7
  • "How to downgrade from the iOS 11 beta to iOS 10: Finding too many bugs in this early iPhone software? You can run right back." CNET 7:11 PM
  • "iOS 11: How to customize Control Center" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "How To Record Mac, iPhone, iPad Screens" Mac360 7/7
  • "iOS: Tricking Night Shift Mode into Staying on All the Time" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Tip: Control What Dropbox Knows About you" Apple Must 7/7
  • "5 Ways To Better iPhone Security" NoodleMac 7/7
  • "Apple Has Some iPhone Tricks Up Its Sleeve" Fortune 9:40 AM
  • "Knowables: The Apple Watch must be a flop"  Macworld 6:31 AM
  • "Apple's Bad Beta Decision on Em and En Dashes in iOS 11" Daring Fireball 7/7
  • "U.S. iPhone Sales Stay Steady as Industry Slumps on Apple's Next Smartphone" Apple Must 7/7
  • "With an impressive new lineup of Macs, it's time to return to the desktop: 2017 is the year of the desktop, and that's a good thing."  Macworld 7/7
  • "As Apple starts analyzing web browsing & health data, how comfortable are you with differential privacy?" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Apple Says it Told Imagination Technologies About Breakup Two Years Ago" The Mac Observer 7/7
  • "Do Faster Macs Really Matter?" Mac360 7/7
  • "A Few Words On Apple's Politics" Mac360 7/7
  • "Apple And The Linear TV Fail" TeraTalks 7/7
  • "Why Are We Still Talking About Apple Removing Fingerprint Sensors on the iPhone 8?" The Tech Night Owl 7/7
  • "The iPhone at 10: Still No Major Malware" Intego 7/7
  • "I Got Hacked and All I Got Was This New SIM Card" carpeaqua 7/7
  • "Is there room for both Amazon and Walmart? Recode's Jason Del Rey talks about Amazon's planned acquisition of Whole Foods, what Walmart is doing with and more on Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7/7
  • "The world's greatest movies are trapped on a terrible website: Must I really pay for this?" The Verge 7/7
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Little Movies 1.0 is Now Available on iOS Devices" prMac 6:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Jim DuBois resigns as CIO, succeeded by new Chief Digital Officer" Neowin 6:18 AM
  • "Microsoft working on new Windows 10 mobile phone" The Asian Age 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft rumored to have a new Windows 10 Mobile device in the works" TechRadar UK 7:47 AM
  • "With Microsoft's new Surface Pro, there's a Surface for everyone" MSPoweruser 10:49 AM
  • "Intel made a VR tie-in for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk': Movie tie-in VR experiences are getting more and more common." Engadget 6:25 PM
  • "IBM reaches out to academia and startups to fill AI skill gap: Watson allows developers to use AI functionality without delving into the mechanics of AI coding" Business Standard 7:47 AM
  • "Nobody panic: Why Microsoft's 3,000 layoffs are all part of the plan" BGR 7/7
  • "Microsoft: Another July Layoff Good For Profit , Says Stifel" Barron's 7/7
  • "Chop, chop: Microsoft admits plans for more than 3,000 redundancies" V3 7/7
  • "Microsoft Laying Off 'Thousands' to Focus Resources on Cloud Business" eWeek 7/7
  • "Microsoft confirms massive job layoffs to refocus on cloud services" Inquirer  7/7
  • "Microsoft confirms thousands of layoffs, mostly outside the US" Scroll 7/7
  • "Microsoft to cut up to 4,000 jobs, mostly outside US" SiliconRepublic 7/7
  • "Microsoft cutting 'thousands' of sales staff in cloud shake-up" Sky News 7/7
  • "Microsoft confirms thousands of job cuts" Guru3D 7/7
  • "Microsoft Bolsters UK Azure Cloud Service" Silicon UK 7/7
  • "Microsoft May Cut UK Jobs To Strengthen Cloud Computing Unit" EMAG 7/7
  • "Microsoft to cut up to 3,000 jobs" The Hindu 7/7
  • "The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10" Computerworld 7/7
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16237 Brings Fixes For High DPI Scaling" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Microsoft releases the July update of OneNote for Windows 10 - here's what's new" Neowin 7/7
  • "IBM's Ultimate Model F Mechanical Keyboard Makes A Brief Comeback" Digital Trends 7/7
  • "Alienware & Dell Gaming Laptops - 2017 Brand Rating and Report Card" LAPTOP Magazine 7/7
  • "Dell XPS Tower Special Edition Review: Gaming Beast Is a Real Beauty" Tom's Guide 7/7
  • "Dell offering Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for $500 ($100 gift card included as well)" GSMArena 7/7
  • "John McAfee and Intel agree to settle lawsuit over his name" Digital Journal 7/7
  • "REVIEWS/Intel Kaby Lake-X Review: Core i7-7740X & Core i5-7640X" TechSpot 7/7
  • "Intel, Qualcomm to compete fiercely in AR/VR and AI sectors" DigiTimes 7/7
  • "New AMD Threadripper 1950X Benchmark Reveals Lower Single Core Score But Higher Multi-core Score" SegmentNext 7/7
  • "SMEs to get cloud transformation boost with Oracle Digital Hub | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis" DNA 7/7
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Inc. Earnings: Mark Your Calendar/Investors can expect more growth: but it probably won't be coming from the iPhone" The Motley Fool 7/7
  • "Options On Apple Offer A Leveraged Profit Opportunity" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple's Dividend Potential Is Almost Unbelievable" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple disputes Imagination Technologies partnership timeline" Seeking Alpha 7/7
  • "Apple (AAPL) Just Had its Strongest June Ever - Drexel Hamilton" StreetInsider 7/6
Industry News
  • "Stock market climbs as U.S. adds 222,000 jobs in June: U.S. stocks rose on Friday following an employment report that showed the U.S. gained 222,000 jobs in June, representing the second-largest job haul of the year and underscoring that the labor market remains healthy." MarketWatch 7/7
  • "Employment Drives Friday's Gains: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 7/7/17)" TheStreet 7/7
  • "Nearly everyone's a winner: Funds rose again last quarter/NEW YORK — The good times keep rolling for fund investors." USA Today 7/7
  • "US adds 222,000 jobs in June, keeping Fed on course" FOXBusiness 7/7
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Financial Shares: Gains in bank stocks offset energy sector losses" [Paid Membership Required] 7/7
  • "Asia-Pacific markets slump, following losses in U.S., Europe: Equity markets across the Asia-Pacific region were lower Friday, tracking declines in the U.S. and Europe, as investors become more cautious about the prospects of global central bank tightening." MarketWatch 7/7
  • "European stocks fall on stumble in oil prices, central bank concerns: European stocks ended in slightly negative territory on Friday, pushed lower by a slide in oil prices and nagging worries about the potential end of ultraloose monetary policy." MarketWatch 7/7

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