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Wednesday Highlights: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explains why weakening iPhone sales might actually be good news for Apple; CNN's Seth Fiegerman calls for calm over iPhone sales, suggesting "dire forecasts from multiple suppliers may not be enough to give a complete and accurate picture of Apple's sprawling global business"; Motherboard mag asks why antivirus software is "still a thing"; benevolent duo of hackers found way to hack iPhone X in "coffee shop scenario"; Auckland could see first Apple Store, at least that's what some think; Gadgets 360 reports on alleged iPhone X explosion after device upgraded to 12.1; 15" MacBook Pro now have option for AMD Radion Pro Vega card; VentureBeat, Computerworld review new iPad Pro.

  • "Tim Cook is Silicon Valley's 'most imaginative' CEO, according to an IBM supercomputer" ["That's according to recent data from job search firm Paysa, which used IBM's supercomputer Watson to determine that Apple CEO Tim Cook is the tech industry's 'most imaginative' leader. Cook is followed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Oracle's Larry Ellison and Cisco's Chuck Robbins."]  CNBC 7:42 PM
  • "How Apple can make the iPod mighty again: Is Apple's original mobile music player ready for a comeback?"  Macworld 6:39 AM
  • "Apple's Long History of Rejecting 'Objectionable Content' From the App Store: This is the story of technology's most important walled garden."  Motherboard 8:36 AM
  • "Former Apple Executive Says Company Stalling in Design Innovations Following Death of Steve Jobs" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Launch Cycle Might Resemble That Of iPhone 4" Benzinga 4:48 PM
  • "Could the Next iPhone Spur a New Wave of Wireless Deals? Wireless carriers tend to get more promotional around the launch of new iPhones. More competition could mean ever better pricing for consumers." Barron's 5:25 PM
  • "Qualcomm CEO Expects Out of Court Settlement With Apple" Fortune 7:46 PM
  • "Apple Pay tempts China with money-off deals: The country's $5.5 trillion digital payments market may be dominated by local tech giants, but Apple wants a slice of that juicy pie." CNET 8:04 AM
  • "A top Apple designer says technological change will 'happen sooner than we think'" Business Insider 11:39 AM
  • "RESCUECOM Releases 2017 Midyear Computer Repair Report" ["Mac users face the same problems as PC users, though much less frequently overall. Mac apps can slow down performance, but they are exceptionally easy to uninstall and doing so will usually alleviate this issue. Be wary of third-party applications from the Apple store and poorly reviewed apps, and only download those that are Apple-approved."]  PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "How Google's Chrome browser does updates: While the browser routinely refreshes itself in the background, not every copy gets an update as soon as Google releases it" Computerworld 6:47 AM
  • "Mac Malware Installs Signal Private-Messaging App Stealing Banking Credentials" Virus Guides 8:36 AM
  • "Install a macOS High Sierra Public Beta Hackintosh" The Mac Observer 11:15 AM
  • "How to change the names of a user and Home Directory in macOS: Changing a macOS username isn't as straightforward as just changing the user's name--care must be taken to ensure permissions and file access rights aren't broken in the process. Follow these steps." TechRepublic 6:39 AM
  • "How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS" OS X Daily 4:48 PM
  • "How to backup your data with Google's new Backup and Sync feature: Google recently made Backup and Sync available to the public for Drive and Photos. Here's how to download it, and how it stacks up against competitors." TechRepublic 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Pay, AirDrop, and Handoff not working? Here's what to do to get them to work again" Macworld 6:33 AM
  • "Setting Up Your Mac to be a Linux Netinstall Server" The Mac Observer 12:17 PM
  • "How to tell which of your Mac apps is 32-bit vs 64-bit" The Loop 8:01 AM
  • "Customizing Shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 6:28 AM
  • "How to create a disk image from a disk or a connected device in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:33 AM
  • "BatchPhoto is a versatile photo manipulation app for the Mac" Apple World Today 6:54 AM
  • "Free Notes For The Mac From Microsoft" Mac360 12:26 PM
Press Releases
  • "Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July" Architosh 12:45 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is purging iOS ad-blocking apps and VPNs from the App Store: Safari-specific blockers are fine, though"  TechRadar UK 6:43 AM
  • "Apple bans VPN-based adblockers from App Store" ZDNet 4:51 PM
  • "Latest App Store cull targets ad-blockers, VPN clients" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Refusing Approval for VPN-Based Apps That Block Ads in Other Apps" MacTrast 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's ARKit is accelerating AR development" Computerworld 12:19 PM
  • "Cedars-Sinai pilot uses Apple's iPad to provide patient with data, control infection in NICU" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "FaceTime for babies used in hospital neonatal ICU as Apple wants iPad for every patient" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "6 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Apple Park" Apple Must 10:28 AM
  • "Apple is cracking down on drone use near its offices" Business Insider 9:02 AM
  • "Yes, My iPhone is Certainly Larger Than Your iPhone" Sarasota Post 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day With an Emoji-Themed Makeover for iTunes Movies" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Previews Emoji Coming to iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and watchOS" MacStories 10:34 AM
  • "Apple shows off new emoji coming to iOS 11, does playful iTunes Movies makeover" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iMac G4 gets super-size screen" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Toshiba shares surge after Greenlight stake, U.S. court hearing" Reuters 9:16 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 Photo Accidentally Leaked By Samsung?" Redmond Pie 9:09 PM
  • "China Is Leapfrogging U.S. In Payments Technology, Ex-Ambassador Max Baucus Says" Forbes 8:43 PM
  • "A security robot just drowned itself, so score one for mankind" Mashable 5:25 PM
  • "The MLB apparently thinks the 'Overwatch' League logo is too similar to its own" Mashable 4:54 PM
  • "The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the '90s" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:52 PM
  • "Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules" Reuters 4:52 PM
  • "PayPal inks partnership deal with Samsung Pay" ZDNet 4:52 PM
  • "Court rules FBI can continue to request data in secret: The US government can issue surveillance orders to tech companies without having to make them public." CNET 4:48 PM
  • "Comcast says it should be able to create internet fast lanes for self-driving cars" The Verge 3:16 PM
  • "Cost of global cyber attack could match massive hurricane" Axios 11:19 AM
  • "Ataribox retro mini-console plays current and classic games" Ars Technica 8:01 AM
  • "Samsung to announce launch date for Galaxy Note 8 in August" DigiTimes 6:52 AM
  • "Fake Obama created using AI tool to make phoney speeches" BBC 6:47 AM
  • "Amazon wants to plan your dinner" Axios 12:32 PM
  • "Amazon might launch its own free chat app called Anytime with filters and masks for video calls" Business Insider 6:54 AM
  • "Amazon working on mobile messaging service to rival Apple Messages" AppleInsider 6:39 AM
  • "Google's AI genius said there could be an 'epochal event' that makes robots way more productive" Business Insider 6:33 AM
  • "Summing up the State of NLEs in the Industry" 7:32 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with the CTO of It's Borrowed Joe Moreno" The Mac Observer 4:44 PM
  • "Podcast: Apple Health 3.0, Microsoft Inspire, Amazon Prime Day" Tech.pinions 11:19 AM
  • "Interview with Chuck Joiner from MacVoices -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-17" The Mac Observer 10:29 AM
  • "Production of OLED-version iPhone delayed, says paper" DigiTimes 6:35 AM
  • "Latest Report Claims All New iPhone Models Facing Production Delays" MacRumors 6:52 AM
  • "Will Apple's iPhone 8 Arrive in Time for Christmas? Well..." TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "Report Claims Apple Experiencing Production Delays for All New iPhones" MacTrast 8:04 AM
  • "All three new iPhones reportedly yet to start mass production" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 design 'confirmed' – and it's not the one everybody hates" BGR 6:52 AM
  • "New animated 3D model shows iPhone 8 from every angle" BGR 10:34 AM
  • "Is iOS Jailbreaking Dead? The Pioneers Of iPhone Jailbreak Weigh In" Redmond Pie 6:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "Review: Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo" MacTrast 5:25 PM
  • "Hands-on: Apple's Leather Sleeve – a luxury storage solution for iPad Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "My favorite iPad stand is getting an upgrade" iDownload Blog 6:33 AM
  • "ChargeTech Plug Pro review: Super-sized portable battery charger" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Netgear Arlo Baby review: a better baby monitor/Ditch the staticky radio monitor. Netgear's nursery cam puts eyes on your most precious prize." TechHive 6:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze" Engadget 10:35 AM
  • "Redacted: iOS deletion app for images with a choice styles" eXtensions 8:08 AM
  • "That's You! is a charming PlayStation 4 game you can play with your iPhone: New PlayLink titles use phones and tablets with your TV—and the debut is good fun." Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 11: How to easily free up storage space on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 4:48 PM
  • "Keep Your Aging Mac Mini Alive With a Few Clever Upgrades" Lifehacker 3:19 PM
  • "How To (Finally) Turn Off Game Center In iOS 11" AddictiveTips 12:31 PM
  • "How to use the Dock on your Apple Watch" iMore 12:18 PM
  • "How to Use Your iPhone or iPad to Help You See Better: The Magnify and Zoom features on iOS can help you better see real objects and your screen." PC Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Download RetroArch Emulator IPA On iOS 10 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 10:54 AM
  • "How to segment your Apple Watch workout mid session" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "A simple reminder workflow" Dr. Drang 6:38 AM
  • "Gadgets to make traveling easy [Tech Travel Tips] Cult of Mac 1:46 PM
  • "Get the most out of Apple's Health app with these starter tips" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • "Is it Safe to Use the 87W USB-C Power Adapter to Charge iPhone or iPad?" WCCFTech 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's Risky Balancing Act With the Next iPhone" Daring Fireball 7:31 PM
  • "Buying a MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store was the best decision I've made for buying a new computer" Business Insider 2:02 PM
  • "IPhone 8 roundup: Here's what people are reporting so far" CNBC Videos 1:46 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Delayed Until 2018?" Mac360 12:27 PM
  • "On iPhone 8 And Face Recognition" NoodleMac 12:27 PM
  • "Steve Jobs And The Big iPhone Lie" Mac360 12:27 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc. Should Update the iPod Touch Next Year" The Motley Fool 11:40 AM
  • "Chaim Gartenberg: 'The Future of the Smartwatch Should Be Smart Watch Bands'" Daring Fireball 11:19 AM
  • "Apple's Woes Increasing - Doubts Increasing On Meeting iPhone 8 Deadline" Seeking Alpha 8:37 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Inc. May Be in Panic Mode: It's reportedly down to the wire for critical features slated to arrive in Apple's upcoming iPhone models." The Motley Fool 8:35 AM
  • "Chris Espinosa, Steve Jobs, and the Gallup poll question" The Loop 8:29 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Why Looks Matter" Barron's 6:44 AM
  • "What Apple Pay can learn from WeChat and Alipay" Apple 3.0 6:33 AM
  • "Former Apple creative director says Steve Jobs era over, Apple 'fundamentally changed'" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Sling TV review: In praise of the bite-sized bundle/Steady improvements have turned Sling TV into a great budget streaming bundle—with a few lingering frustrations." TechHive 7:30 PM
  • "Gmail Is Very Popular But Google Still Won't Fix A Security Vulnerability" Seeking Alpha 4:49 PM
  • "Google is making a huge mistake by killing its adorable blob emoji" Business Insider 2:55 PM
  • "Even Google is going to miss Android's Blobs" 9to5Google 1:46 PM
  • "Keyboard ads are your latest dystopian tech nightmare"  Mashable 10:38 AM
  • "Facebook is dangerous for Democracy—here's why" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "Look at what Amazon's Alexa can do on a phone! Here's what you can and can't do with the voice assistant on the HTC U11." CNET 6:41 AM
  • "Why no one has 're-inveted' email yet" Mashable 6:33 AM
  • "Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to? A new approach to limit how much of your data you need to share is being offered it to companies for free." Computerworld 6:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New iPhone case looks and feels like an actual butt" CNET 7:35 PM
  • "1Password version 6.8 for iOS auto-copies one-time passwords to save time" 9to5Mac 7:34 PM
  • "New Google Maps feature predicts traffic times in the app" Mashable 2:22 PM
  • "New Free Cloud Service For Moneyspire Personal Finance Software Users" MacPrices 10:28 AM
  • "Subway® Brings 'Fresh Forward' With New Restaurant Design, Customer Experience" ["Self-order kiosks in select locations, digital menu boards and, as always, Apple and Samsung Pay options."] PRNewswire 10:55 AM
  • "Philips Sonicare introduces Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart: A revolutionary, connected power toothbrush designed to provide complete oral care" ["The Philips Sonicare app is free to download and available on iOS and Android devices in the Apple and Google Play app stores."] PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "Top 20 Connected Car Companies 2017" PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "House of Marley Brings Sustainable Design to Bluetooth Audio, Introducing the Smile Jamaica Wireless Headphones" PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "olloclip Collaborates With Incase to Offer Limited-Edition Filmer's Kit for Mobile Videography, Photography and Live Streaming at a Special Price of $199" PRNewswire 10:56 AM
  • "Take a Look at this Awesome iPhone Video Production Kit" Apple Must 10:29 AM
  • "Olloclip and Incase's limited-edition Filmer's Kit can level up your iPhone photographer game" Canadian Reviewer 8:04 AM
  • "Apple CarPlay included in 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T, available on 1.5T & Hybrid this fall" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Latest Line of Mainframe Computers Focuses on Encryption" [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 AM
  • "IBM Z's 'Pervasive Encryption' Wants to Stop Data Breaches in Their Tracks" Wired 9:18 AM
  • "IBM unveils new mainframe capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions a day" CNBC 9:20 AM
  • "IBM Z mainframe brings end-to-end encryption to all your data" VentureBeat 9:20 AM
  • "IBM announces breakthrough in encryption and data protection for enterprises" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "IBM Z mainframe has built-in encryption to fight 'epidemic of data breaches'" TechRepublic 9:22 AM
  • "IBM wants you to encrypt everything with its new mainframe" ITworld 9:22 AM
  • "IBM unveils data protection engine for cloud era" Banking Tech 9:22 AM
  • "IBM Seeks A Sales Boost With New Encryption-Friendly Mainframes" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "IBM Z mainframe heralds a new era of highly encrypted data security" SiliconRepublic 9:20 AM
  • "IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "IBM's Transformation Has Become 'Tedious,' Says Barclays: IBM's numbers are going lower at Barclays in advance of its Q2 report Tuesday afternoon. Analyst Mark Moskowitz thinks the company needs to cut its year outlook, and he concludes the company's 'transformation' has become 'tedious.'" Barron's 8:51 PM
  • "Microsoft renames Fall Creators Update, because English isn't the same in England" Ars Technica UK 12:20 PM
  • "LinkedIn for Windows 10 Triggers Its Own Controversy" Thurrott 12:18 PM
  • "LinkedIn Now Has Its Own Windows 10 App" AdWeek 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Will Use Several Different Names for Windows 10 Redstone 3" Softpedia 9:27 AM
  • "HP pledges to deliver education opportunities to millions" ITP Technology 9:14 AM
  • "HP Is Back: Should It Rename Itself Compaq?" TechNewsWorld 1:46 PM
  • "Michael Dell Says Public Cloud Is Important, But It's Not Everything" Fortune 8:59 PM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake: New desktop and laptop chips quietly launch" TrustedReviews 9:03 AM
  • "Why Intel Is Falling as AMD, NVIDIA Surge By Mark Kolakowski | July 17, 2017 — 6:00 AM EDT" Investopedia 8:59 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1200 & 1300X Unboxing Reveals Both CPUs Come With Coolers With Braided Fan Cable" SegmentNext 8:59 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset" PCWorld 8:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Beats Intel 7600K In Market Share" SegmentNext 8:57 AM
  • "Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs Being Sold On Amazon, First Time Builders Beware" SegmentNext 8:58 AM
  • "You could end up buying a fake AMD Ryzen CPU on Amazon... be vigilant" pCGamesN 8:57 AM
  • "Chipmakers Nvidia, AMD Ride Cryptocurrency Wave — for Now" Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors deliver professional performance, security, and reliability for businesses" The Nation, Thailand 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset" PCWorld 8:34 AM
  • " embraces Oracle's cloud: Pragmatism or defeatism?" The Register 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco snaps up Observable Networks to boost cloud security" ITProPortal 8:52 AM
  • "AT&T, Comcast and others sketch their support for lenient — or voluntary — net neutrality rules: Tech and telecom go to war as the FCC closes its comment window on a proposed net neutrality repeal." Recode 7:38 PM
  • "Comcast tells the FCC that net neutrality should be voluntary: But claims it will respect net neutrality regardless of the FCC's decision." Engadget 8:11 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock rallies toward 7th straight gain after analyst boosts price target: Apple stock's win streak would be longest so far this year" MarketWatch 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Is a Must-Own Stock, but Not Because of the Obvious" TheStreet 12:18 PM
  • "How Does Apple Inc. Stock React to iPhone Releases?" ValueWalk 3:03 PM
  • "David Einhorn: Tesla bulls look at Elon Musk and think of Steve Jobs, but Tesla is not Apple" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "What to Look For in the Q2 Earnings Season" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market finishes little changed as investors await earnings deluge: Macy's, Kohl's leading consumer-discretionary gains" MarketWatch 4:33 PM
  • "An Uncertain Day for Wall Street Breaks Dow, S&P 500 Record Streak" TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks inch lower as Wall Street awaits earnings" FOXBusiness 4:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed Despite Sharp Drop in Chinese Shares: Consumer-discretionary shares post some of the biggest moves in an otherwise listless market" [Paid Membership Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Chinese stocks finish down sharply, but off day's lows: Chinese equity markets finished down sharply but pared some losses from an early tumble Monday, after news that the world's second-biggest economy had beaten expectations with 6.9% second-quarter growth." MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "European stocks pare gain, but mining shares log higher finish: Stocks in Europe broadly logged a steady finish Monday, with mining shares bumped higher after China's quarterly growth figures topped expectations." MarketWatch 11:57 AM

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