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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Dangerous Market Grab in China: Apple announced last week that it will open a data center in Guizhou, China. This is a first-of-its-kind action by a major United States tech company since the passage last month of strict new Chinese digital commerce regulations that require foreign companies with operations in China to store users' data in the country. These events could threaten to disrupt the free flow of information over the internet."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 2:18 PM
  • "Isabel Ge Mahe Named Apple's Managing Director of Greater China"  Apple 8:17 PM
  • "Apple appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as managing director of Greater China" AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Toys With AR, But iGlasses Still a Few Years Out: Acquisitions hint at Apple's AR future, but a mainstream product is still a few years away."  PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO expects Apple spat to be settled out of court: The issue between Qualcomm and Apple is not 'really anything new,' Qualcomm's CEO says at a Fortune conference."  CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple accepts invitation by its contract manufacturers to join another Qualcomm fray"  Foss Patents 7:50 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple rolls out new developer tools to aid in subscription retention" AppleInsider 7:52 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Softorino YouTube Converter 2 review: The most convenient way to download website videos and transfer them to iOS devices" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "How to restore items in the Finder sidebar: Are your Documents, Desktop, Home Folder, or other icons missing in the Finder sidebar? Here's how to get them back." Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "macOS: Troubleshooting Incorrectly Addressed Emails" The Mac Observer 7:36 AM
  • "Playback and Record Mouse Activity in macOS" Apple Gazette 1:24 PM
  • "How to Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes" OS X Daily 1:50 PM
  • "How to Use Google Backup and Sync on Mac" iPhone Hacks 7:57 PM
  • "How to Clear Your Individual Internet History Entries in Safari on Your Mac" MacTrast 7:52 AM
  • "Use Smart Albums in Apple Photos to Find Which Lens or Camera You Use Most" Kirkville 7:53 AM
  • "How to share pictures and videos in Photos for Mac" iMore 12:18 PM
  • "Free: Be A Speed Reader On Your Mac" Mac360 8:12 AM
  • "Remove Photo Noise From Mac Photos" Mac360 7:36 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Panic Releases Transmit 5 With Major Improvements, but No Mac App Store Version" MacRumors 2:19 PM
  • "Panic Releases Transmit 5 File Transfer Utility for Mac, Supports Panic Sync and Cloud Services" The Mac Observer 7:57 PM
  • "Logic Pro X update adds Drummers, new Alchemy features & effects + more" 9to5Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Apple Updates Logic Pro X With New Drummers and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 1:24 PM
  • "New drum loops, pitch control, and other goodies in Logic Pro X update" iMore 8:16 PM
  • "Cisdem Released Mac Video Converter 3.4.0 with Optimized Download Function, $10 Discount Now" Cisdem 8:39 AM
  • "iMazing Mini for Mac: Automatic and Private iPhone Backups, for Free" prMac 7:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple versus Amazon in transformation of retail"  Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Get prepared for a $1,400 iPhone" USA Today 7:34 AM
  • "Apple has no plans to refresh the iPhone SE" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Australia's Attorney General Thinks He can Convince Apple Encryption Back Doors are Good" The Mac Observer 9:58 AM
  • "Apple previews new emoji coming later this year" Apple 7:48 AM
  • "A bunch of new food emojis are coming to your iPhone" Boston Herald 7:34 AM
  • "Apple made it likelier you'll get an App Store review reply" Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "Apple makes it easier for devs to respond to App Store reviews" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "This iPhone photo has made it onto billboards across the world" Mashable 7:42 AM
  • "Popular iPhone messaging app WhatsApp newly crippled by China's 'Great Firewall'" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Smuggler Caught With 102 iPhones Stuffed In Her Clothes" Kotaku 10:58 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Multimedia Macs take on the world" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Spotify hit with two new lawsuits alleging copyright infringement" AppleInsider 8:17 PM
  • "One Plus 5 Owners Plagued By Potentially Deadly Reboot Bug When Trying To Call 911 Emergency Services" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 To Reportedly Retain S8 Display Size, Adopt In-Display Fingerprint Sensor" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "FCC refuses to release text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints: Ajit Pai says there's no net neutrality problem—but keeps complaints under wraps." Ars Technica 3:47 PM
  • "FBI: Your Kid's Internet-Connected Toys Might Be Spying on Them/The FBI says sensors, microphones, cameras, and other components in internet-connected toys 'could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.'" PC Magazine 1:24 PM
  • "Comcast accuses net neutrality advocates of not 'living in the real world': Anyone who denies harm from Title II rules is denying reality, Comcast says." Ars Technica 1:23 PM
  • "Bluetooth LE adds mesh networking to improve home/building automation, lighting & other IoT devices" 9to5Mac 12:17 PM
  • "Companies push Texas to abandon 'bathroom bill'" Axios 10:25 AM
  • "How robots can work alongside -- not in place of -- humans" CBS News 8:47 AM
  • "Security guard robot ends it all by throwing itself into a watery grave" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Netflix is unstoppable and it wants to change the way you watch new movies" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "The new Google Glass is here, but you won't see it on the street" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Google Glass is officially back with a clearer vision" Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "Amazon is building a messaging app called 'Anytime'" Business Insider 10:23 AM
  • "The First Alexa Phone Gets Amazon Even Closer to Total Domination"  Wired 7:49 AM
  • "A Son's Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality" Wired 7:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Australia's Anti-encryption Push, Macstock 2017 Wrapup -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-18" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 196: Out-of-phone experience" iDownload Blog 7:48 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple: Only 5M iPhone X at Launch, Says BlueFin/Apple's next iPhone will be 'extremely limited' when it first comes out, opine analysts at BlueFin, given production delays. They advise investors not to worry to much, as it just means higher production, and presumably higher sales, in subsequent quarters." Barron's 2:45 PM
  • "Samsung to produce chips for Apple's new iPhone next year" The Investor 7:35 AM
  • "Samsung to Resume Producing Chips for the iPhone Next Year [Report] iClarified 7:48 AM
  • "Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm 'A12"'" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "The iPhone 9 could be Samsung's best phone yet" Mashable 10:59 AM
  • "New 'iPhone 8' renders based on case manufacturer CAD files show large power/lock button" AppleInsider 1:23 PM
  • "iPhone 8 renders show rumored design according to case maker sources" 9to5Mac 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Users' Mixed Reality Future Teased in Latest ARKit Demo" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "CarPlay, iOS devices may soon tell when you exit your car" Apple World Today 7:36 AM
  • "Apple granted patents for iPhone dock with Siri built-in, discreet 911 calling method, and more" 9to5Mac 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a new Laminar Battery System for Longer Battery Life and Faster Charging" Patently Apple 10:23 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Camera Field of View Effects for Superior Selfie Shots" Patently Apple 8:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Red Giant 24-Hour Flash Sale – 25% Off Magic Bullet Suite 13 and Denoiser III" Red Giant 12:12 PM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "Deal Alert: eBay Offering $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85" iPhone Hacks 7:57 PM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "I'm using a touchscreen MacBook Air. Here's how" USA Today 10:24 AM
  • "Review: This Clever Gadget Gives Your MacBook Air a Touchscreen" Time 12:17 PM
  • "Eero's Latest Router Is So Easy I Don't Care How Much It Costs" Gizmodo 3:50 PM
  • "Mini-review: Compulocks Ledge brings back security locks to thinner Macs" 9to5Mac 10:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Halide Review: Instantly Better Photography" MacStories 12:17 PM
  • "Some Things are Worth Taking Time Over: Gudak Cam -iOS Photo app with Built-in Delays" eXtensions 7:25 AM
  • "Dribbin' around with Arcade Hoops Basketball on iOS devices" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to switch from watchOS beta to public watchOS release" iDownload Blog 1:24 PM
  • "How to Control Every Last Drop of iPhone Data Usage" Apple Must 10:53 AM
  • "Get to know Cover Sheet, iOS 11"s new Notification Center" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "How to Stop Gadget Blue Light From Disturbing Your Sleep: Blue light emitted by your iOS, Android, or Windows 10 device can trick your brain into thinking it's daytime even when it's not. Here's how to filter out the blue light." PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "Sending Stickers With iOS Messages" MacMost 7:26 AM
Tips
  • "5 apps that keep you safe while traveling [Tech Travel Tips] Cult of Mac 3:03 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple has a big opportunity in the games industry"  Apple Must 7:44 PM
  • "Why Politicians Think an iPhone Backdoor is Essential" The Mac Observer 7:58 PM
  • "Macstock 2017 Was a Blast and You Should Totally Go Next Year" The Mac Observer 7:47 PM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Op-Ed: Thank You, Macstock" YMP Now 3:21 PM
  • "The Wednesday File (14): Apple Health and Availability of Nokia Health Devices in Bangkok" eXtensions 7:57 PM
  • "IBM z Systems vs. Apple iPod: Lessons in Product Management" Datamation 3:00 PM
  • "5 Most Successful Apple Acquisitions of All-Time" [Slideshow] iDrop News 1:57 PM
  • "iPhones of Future Past: Understanding iPhone 8" iMore 12:17 PM
  • "Why Apple investors should quit worrying about iPhone 8 delay" Cult of Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Don't buy a new iPhone right now" CNBC 10:33 AM
  • "Android Auto vs Apple CarPlay: This is painful to watch. It's even more painful to say that this is a typical experience for me using Siri."  The Loop 10:17 AM
  • "What Happened To Apple's Product Pipeline?" Mac360 8:39 AM
  • "What Microsoft Does For Apple" PixoBebo 8:21 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 Rumors Are Missives From An Alternate Dimension To Influence Our Addiction To Emojis" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Amazon's Plan To Own Apple's World" Mac360 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 8 delays: Here's the report that's got Wall Street buzzing" Apple 3.0 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Mess Of Emoji" McSolo 7:46 AM
  • "Inner-vation: Design goes beyond the shell" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Why I'm Not Buying the New Apple Inc. iPad Pro" The Motley Fool 7:34 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Net Neutrality Or Continued Innovation? Can't We Have Both?" Forbes 12:18 PM
  • "Google Glass 2.0 Is A Startling Second Act" Wired 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Lightroom for iOS adds 3D touch-powered selective brush tool: The Android version also got a facelift." Engadget 8:20 PM
  • "Woolnut MacBook Leather Sleeve + Mac" iLounge 1:24 PM
  • "Snapchat Adds 2 New Features: Tint Brush and Multi-Snap" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Pay expands to more banks across the US, UK, Italy, Russia, & China" 9to5Mac 11:11 AM
  • "Start an Alien Armageddon in 'Invaders...From Space!', Blasting Onto the App Store This Summer" Touch Arcade 10:25 AM
  • "'Leap On!', Noodlecake's Next One-Touch Arcade Game, Is Set to Bounce Onto the App Store Tomorrow" Touch Arcade 10:24 AM
  • "Mira Wants To Give iPhone Owners Their First Taste Of Augmented Reality" Digital Trends 8:54 AM
  • "The Mira Prism turns your iPhone into an augmented reality headset for $99" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "AirBar by Neonode, Instant Touchscreen Accessory for MacBook Air 13.3", Now Available via Amazon, Fry's Electronics and Selected Apple Authorized Resellers" Business Wire 2:43 PM
  • "'AirBar' Accessory That Gives 13-Inch MacBook Air a Touchscreen is Now Available" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "AirBar transforms your MacBook Air into the touchscreen Mac you've been waiting for" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Subway Testing Self-Ordering Kiosks With Apple Pay as Payment Option" MacTrast 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A Foolish Take: The PC market returns to growth" Motley Fool 7:48 AM
  • "Skype starts backpedalling (slowly) after crashing into box of paints: Communication tool may end up being useful again at some point" The Inquirer 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft, and one of its employees, sued by Seattle modelling agency" Neowin 6:45 AM
  • "Windows Phones Cling To Just 0.1 Percent Global Market Share As Microsoft Ignores Handsets" HotHardware 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Cloud Joins Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Program" eWeek 5:11 PM
  • "Microsoft is doubling down on machine reading as part of its AI focus" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates are being blocked on some Intel hardware" ITProPortal 6:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Fails To Install On Intel Atom Clover Trail" Digital Trends 6:59 AM
  • "Windows 10 users warned of Clover Trail incompatibility" bit-tech 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Earnings Could Be a 'Coin Toss' for Three Reasons" TheStreet 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft notifies of fulfilment of Russian antimonopoly watchdog's warnings" RAPSI 7:46 AM
  • "Here's how Intel plans to change the mainstream processor market" ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "Intel Could Launch 8Th-Gen Cpus As Early As This Year, Starting With New I5s" Digital Trends 6:58 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake CPUs To Be Compatible With Socket LGA 1151 And Existing 200 Series Motherboards" SegmentNext 7:45 AM
  • "Intel May Respond to AMD Ryzen With Six-Core i5, i7 CPUs" ExtremeTech 7:45 AM
  • "Amazon is reportedly flogging fake AMD Ryzen processors: Buyers are receiving tarted-up Intel Celeron chips instead" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
  • "Fake AMD Ryzen Chips Appear for Sale on Amazon/eBay" PC Magazine 6:55 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to be bundled with AiO coolers" Ocaholic 6:55 AM
  • "Spider-Man slings into Pizza Hut, Dell and Panasonic with Brand & Deliver" Licensing.biz 6:52 AM
  • "Michael Dell takes long view with 'Dell 2.0'" e NCA 6:53 AM
  • "Dell and Intel see off IBM and POWER to win new Australian super: 114 servers, 3,192 Xeon cores and another million-plus from GPUs, for petaflop performance" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "Imaging pioneer inspires $4m Dell EMC supercomputer for CSIRO" Pulse+IT 6:54 AM
  • "Dell, CSIRO build computer for deep learning research" The Australian 6:54 AM
  • "IBM Reports 21st Straight Quarter of Diminishing Revenue" eWeek 8:05 PM
  • "IBM Profit Tops View, But Sales Misses Street" Nasdaq 5:10 PM
  • "Login: IBM reports second quarter earnings" FOXBusiness 5:10 PM
  • "IBM Shares Could Dive Further After Weak Quarter -- Here's What the Charts Are Revealing" TheStreet 5:10 PM
  • "IBM Goes All Out On Encryption With New 'IBM Z' Mainframe" Tom's Hardware 7:44 AM
  • "IBM Wants to Encrypt the World to Battle Hackers" Gadget 360 7:44 AM
  • "Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, among most wanted employers in Romania" Romania-Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Oracle to Add 1,000 Employees in European Cloud Push" Bloomberg 7:46 AM
  • "Cisco officially appoints new global service provider sales MD for Middle East and Africa" BizNis Africa 6:56 AM
  • "Cisco patches critical bug in WebEx plug-in for Chrome, Firefox on Windows" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung Boosts 8GB HBM2 Production To Fuel Next Gen GPUs From AMD And NVIDIA" HotHardware 7:40 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Qualcomm, And The Future Of Mobile Patent Protection" Seeking Alpha 7:42 PM
  • "Apple: 'Quit Worrying, ' Says Guggenheim, 'Loyal Users' Will Wait for iPhone" Barron's 3:00 PM
  • "Re-Valuation Of AAPL In Light Of The 10 Year IPhone Anniversary" Seeking Alpha 10:59 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq and S&P 500 Jump to New Records, Dow Sinks" TheStreet 5:05 PM
  • "F-35 carries Lockheed Martin to higher profits" FOXBusiness 12:07 PM
  • "US STOCKS-Nasdaq hits record on Netflix boost; Dow dragged by Goldman" Nasdaq 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Lower as U.S. Dollar Weakens: Dollar falls to postelection lows after Senate Republicans give up efforts to replace Obamacare" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:08 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly fall on dollar's weakness" MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "European stocks slide, with DAX falling the most in 3 weeks as euro leaps" MarketWatch 7:50 AM

 
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