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Monday Highlights: Following media criticism in China, Apple pulls at least 25,000 illegal apps, many gambling-related, from China App Store—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; developers get hands on 8th betas of Mojave, tvOS 12 and more today; MacBook Pro Touch Bar, with Mojave installed, brings new feature you can add: Automator actions; MacRumors reports Amsterdam Apple Store iPad battery incident under investigation at Apple; lawsuit against Apple "claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users"; interesting story at Wi-Fi Now on how a meeting in 1998 with Steve Jobs brought Wi-Fi into being; MacMost takes you on a video tour of Prague's Apple Museum; an Artificial Intelligence now in charge of keeping Google's data centers cool; copper coil said to be included in next iPhones for faster/more efficient wireless charging; at least six new models of Apple Watch registered in Eurasia.

  • "Apple Watch Sales Looking Up And Apple AirPod Demand Still Continues To Easily Outpace Supply"  Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Apple to build second renewables-powered data center in Denmark"  Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Apple is planning to build another data centre in Denmark as courts hold up its Irish server farm" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Has Just Weeks to Fix its Fingerprint Problem, Says KeyBanc" Barron's 8:59 AM
  • "Cisco 'really excited' at Apple partnership, confirms CEO" Computerworld 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers" MacRumors 1:25 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13 developer beta 3 rolling out on Mac App Store" iDownload Blog 1:37 PM
  • "Citrix ShareFile review: Secure cloud-based file-sharing for the workplace" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "Using the iTunes and Music App Equalizers" MacMost 7:17 AM
  • "How to set up Steam's In Home Streaming on macOS" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "How to selectively recover files from your old Mac" iMore 9:13 AM
  • "Navigate the Menu Bar, Dock, and More, Using Your Mac's Keyboard" Intego 11:44 AM
  • "How to take a Live Photo in FaceTime on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra" iMore 1:35 PM
  • "How to pin a note to the top of a list in Notes for macOS High Sierra" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "How to select your startup disk and start from it in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 8:38 AM
  • "Acorn 6" ["So we released Acorn 6 today. It's been a lot of work and it shipped a little later in the year than we planned, but we're really happy to have something awesome for everyone to use. And in addition to that, we've currently got it on sale for 50% off. Go grab it for cheap while you can."] The Shape of Everything 5:52 PM
Press Releases
  • "5K Versions of Every Default macOS Wallpaper" 512 Pixels 3:52 PM
  • "AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows" Architosh 1:39 PM
  • "Little Snitch keeps Mac apps from going rogue" Cult of Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 12.2.1" TidBITS 8:59 AM
  • "How to Make Your Photos Look Like 1-Bit B&W Images from the Original Macintosh" MacTrast 8:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Las Vegas, Reno, other Nevada regions" AppleInsider 5:43 PM
  • "Apple makes aggressive move seemingly aimed at poaching more Imagination staff" 9to5Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Opens GPU Design Center Near Imagination Technologies Headquarters" The Mac Observer 11:12 AM
  • "Apple Music helps on-demand audio streaming hit record high, up 62%" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "iPhone owners more excited about HomePod or Beats than Amazon Echo, survey finds" AppleInsider 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Pay's expansion effort shows no sign of slowing down" Business Insider 10:09 AM
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Other Telco Providers Lag Behind Tech Industry in Protecting Users from Government Overreach, EFF Annual Survey Shows" ["Even tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, and Google can do more to fully stand behind their users."] Electronic Frontier Foundation 1:27 PM
  • "Your wait for an Apple store will get longer. Here's why: Apple may not open its own store in India before 2020 even as the iPhone maker has begun scouting for locations to set up brickand-mortar stores." The Economic Times 7:38 AM
  • "Comcast and Amazon Video are putting the hurt on iTunes movies" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Charitybuzz Auctions Another Lunch With Eddy Cue at Apple's New Headquarters" MacRumors 8:49 AM
  • "Eddy Cue offers new Apple Park lunch auction after June one raises over $200K" AppleInsider 10:08 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: App Store opens its virtual doors" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Andy Rubin's Essential is staying quiet on the Essential Phone delay: 10" The Verge 7:25 PM
  • "Alexa calls cops on man allegedly beating his girlfriend" New York Post 11:46 AM
  • "Oculus cuts price of Rift plus Touch by $200 for limited time" VentureBeat 7:44 AM
  • "DeepMind's AI is teaching itself parkour, and the results are adorable" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Exclusive: Senator wants administration to reckon with A.I." Axios 7:41 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Professor of Computer Science Dr. John Gustafson" The Mac Observer 2:37 PM
  • "Apple's Controlled Information Flow, Woz Haters -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-10" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "Podcast: Possible With Twitter, iPhone/iPad Beginnings, HomePod Experience" Tech.pinions 9:54 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Inc. Could Replace Touch ID With in the OLED iPhone 8" The Motley Fool 7:36 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' to Come in Four Colors Including New 'Mirror-Like' Option" MacRumors 7:36 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly going to introduce a 'mirror-like' finish for the iPhone 8" Business Insider 7:32 AM
  • "New iPhone's Much-Rumored Wireless Charging Accessory Might Not Ship Alongside New iPhones" MacTrast 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Confirmed, But Not Available at Launch" The Mac Observer 9:51 AM
  • "iPhone 8: Here's what we think we know so far" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "How iOS 11 changes location tracking on your iPhone and iPad"  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11 to Developers" MacRumors 1:25 PM
  • "iOS 11 Beta 3: 10 New Features and Changes" iPhone Hacks 7:18 PM
  • "Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 11, High Sierra, tvOS 11" AppleInsider 1:25 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "Prime Day 2017 Roundup: The best deals on Apple hardware & accessories" AppleInsider 7:36 AM

  • "Review: Barenia leather makes this Apple Watch band buttery-smooth" Cult of Mac 1:37 PM
  • "HDHomeRun and Emby DVR review: Power to the cord cutter/This do-it-yourself DVR packs plenty of features if you have the right hardware." ["By installing Emby's media server software on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer—or a NAS box—you can stream media files to phones, tablets, computers, and media streamers (Roku, et al) both inside and outside the house."] TechHive 7:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The best iOS apps for drawing with Apple Pencil + iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 7:40 PM
  • "watchOS 4 first look: Refinements and smarts paint a bright picture for Apple Watch" iMore 11:24 AM
  • "Pokémon Go: One year later review" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "How to Install Fonts on iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 6:55 PM
  • "How to play high-res audio on iPhone: If having the best-quality sound is important to you, then you'll want high-res audio on your iPhone. We show how to upgrade your sonic experience" Macworld UK 7:38 AM
  • "Feeling nostalgic? You can now download every macOS wallpaper since Cheetah in 5K" 9to5Mac 9:21 PM
  • "Sharing Large Files With Mail Drop: Q. I was trying to mail a video clip on my iPhone to a friend, but the Mail app said the file was too big and I should try sending it with 'Mail Drop.' What is this?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:50 AM
  • "Waymo and Apple Pick Their Dance Partners for Self-Driving Cars: Maintaining your car takes work. Waymo and Apple are finding that out, and just threw Avis and Hertz lifelines to the future." The Motley Fool 9:05 PM
  • "Pro/ John Gruber speculated last week that this year's radical nearly-bezel-free OLED iPhone might begin at a far higher price point than iPhones have ever started at."  Pixel Envy 6:04 PM
  • "13 things everyone is going to love about iOS 11" [Slideshow] Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "2 Ways Apple Inc.'s iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus Could Be Awesome: Even without full-face OLED displays, Apple's upcoming 'mainstream' iPhone models could still be compelling." The Motley Fool 9:12 AM
  • "Josh Brown: The possible $1,200 price tag on the iPhone 8 fits Apple's demographic"  CNBC 3:11 PM
  • "Speculation is mounting that Apple's next iPhone could cost $1,200 or more" Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "iPhone 8 pricing: How high can Apple go?"  iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Comment: Could the iPhone 8 really cost $1200-1400?"  9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Made Samsung Healthy Again" Mac360 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Privacy, Security, & Gardening Habits" NoodleMac 8:35 AM
  • "A Look At Apple Past, Present, And Future" Mac360 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone 8: The solid-gold Apple Watch of iPhones?" Apple 3.0 9:55 AM
  • "Why you might want to give the iPhone 8 a miss" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Does the internet make you hate? Commentary: Your colleague isn't a Nazi for voting for Donald Trump. Probably." CNET 9:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "An iOS app can help you create an ambient music masterpiece: With a ton of weird samples, loops and oscillators, SynthScaper seems pretty full-featured." Engadget 7:14 PM
  • "Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Las Vegas, Reno, other Nevada regions" AppleInsider 3:51 PM
  • "Waze for iOS adds Voice Recorder feature for custom turn-by-turn directions" 9to5Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Mobile Payment Technologies Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024" PRNewswire 11:46 AM
  • "Clayton Launches Home Previewer® Augmented Reality Mobile App" PRNewswire 11:46 AM
  • "Google Calendar for iOS finally gets a Today screen widget" Cult of Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Warfarin Assist App Aids Blood Thinner Patients Track Vitamin K Intake" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "The 12 best iPhone and iPad racing games: Get your hard-driving kicks with these speedy iOS picks." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft announces its master plan to dominate the cloud" Digital Journal 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft makes 5 major announcements at Inspire, including Microsoft 365" OnMSFT 12:24 PM
  • "Microsoft's new 365 is an all-in-one software bundle — but there's a catch" BGR 8:49 PM
  • "Ubuntu Linux is available in the Windows Store: If you've wanted an easy way to run Linux, now's your chance." Engadget 7:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's new tool to help businesses go digital: Satya Nadella" The Indian Express 12:24 PM
  • "Windows 10 build 16237 and 16232 for PC: Everything you need to know" Windows Central 12:21 PM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Everything we know so far" Windows Central 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft to release quarterly earnings next week" MSPoweruser 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure chief: What's good for cloud is good for on-premises too" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Nearing the Final Stages of Windows 10 Redstone 3 Development" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Get Ready for New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "IBM pledges help tackle climate change with its virtual supercomputer" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "HP Launches New Zero Client for VMware and Amazon Workspaces" eWeek 5:57 PM
  • "HP burnishes green credentials with ambitious emissions reduction targets" ITP Technology 8:36 AM
  • "HP Announces Supply Chain Goals to Enhance Environmental and Social Impact" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Stack is ready to order from Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "The Skylake-X Mess Explored: Thermal Paste And Runaway Power" Tom's Hardware 8:23 AM
  • "Intel, While Pivoting to Artificial Intelligence, Tries to Protect Lead" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:20 PM
  • "Intel has 'most to lose' from 'tectonic shift in computing,' Jefferies says in downgrading stock" CNBC 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Commits $100m To Buy From Women-Owned Businesses" Silicon UK 8:22 AM
  • "Wikibon drops bomb, says Intel's Optane could be a flop...tane" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Intel is now 'female friendly' – Channel EYE" Channel Eye 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega FE CrossFire Benchmarks Show The GPUs Scale Almost Perfectly" SegmentNext 8:19 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Government Cloud For UK Public Sector" Silicon UK 8:18 AM
  • "Equinix launches private access for Oracle Cloud in Australia" Capacity Media 8:17 AM
  • "Foxtons optimises targeted messages with Oracle Marketing Cloud" netimperative 8:17 AM
  • "Zeiss works with Cisco to build Industry 4.0 connectivity" Machinery 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco and BTC Networks Saudi Arabia Strengthen Relationship to Address Evolving Customer Needs in the Digital Era" Al Bawaba 8:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Relying On Apple's Cash Hoard For Future Growth" Seeking Alpha 7:20 PM
  • "Apple OLED iPhone May Be Late: Still, supplier stocks look like better investments than Apple itself, as delays are already built into their numbers." Barron's 3:52 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq closes higher to lead stock market as tech climbs: Dow transports notch fresh all-time intraday high" MarketWatch 3:50 PM
  • "Another Rally for Tech Leads Nasdaq to Clinch Day Two of Gains" TheStreet 3:50 PM
  • "Wall Street starts week upbeat, boosted by tech shares" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Stocks Rise, Led by Tech, Materials Sectors: Tech is down more than 3% from a peak on June 8, but it is still the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 so far this year with a gain of 18%" [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Asian markets bounce back after last week's losses: Asia-Pacific stocks began the week mostly higher, buoyed by Friday's gains in the U.S., after solid jobs data there boosted the dollar and brightened overall market sentiment." MarketWatch 6:44 AM
  • "European stocks rise, with DAX marching higher as German exports surge: European stocks advanced Monday, with German equities climbing following data that exports from Europe's largest economy have soared." MarketWatch 11:36 AM

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