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Monday Highlights: Ad-free Shazam coming as Apple completes acquisition of song-identifying service; Apple partners with Salesforce to bring "together the world's number one CRM platform with iPhone and iPad, the world's best devices for business"; CNBC's Jim Cramer says "deal is so big, you should have to pay more for both stocks"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Bloomberg report highlights iPhone storage as most lucrative feature; Mojave set to drop today, plenty of install helps, tips, and more in our OS X section; of new iPhones, the XS Max is the hot seller, not so with the XS; Tim Cook's Apple aims for squeaky-clean image when it comes to original content, eschewing sex, drugs, and violence; TechCrunch says strategy will yield "really, really bad" content; Macworld finds new A12 chip in iPhones gives huge boost to upload/download speeds; reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 from VentureBeat, Cult of Mac, XS/XS Max review from VentureBeat; SquareTrade tests new iPhones out for breakability; iFixit tears down Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "'Nobody has one button': Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder's praises – and flaws/The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which premieres at the Sante Fe Opera this weekend, dramatizes Jobs's life in a unique way. We spoke with one of its co-creators to find out how the idea was born" The Guardian 6:15 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Opera Portrays Genius Innovator, Flawed Human" NewsFactor 10:12 AM
  • "The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google: From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics..."  The Guardian 6:15 AM
  • "IDA chief makes plea over Apple data centre in Athenry" Connacht Tribune 9:24 AM
  • "Ireland seeks custodian for Apple cash as collection nears" Melbourne Age 6:15 AM
  • "Apple and Tesla Show Big Silicon Valley Headcount Increases Since 2016; Intel and eBay Shed Staff" IEEE Spectrum 6:13 AM
  • "Apple partners w/ Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for new movie co-starring Siri" 9to5Mac 4:45 PM
  • "Ireland Seeks Custodian for Apple Cash as Collection Nears"  Bloomberg 7/22
  • "Irish debt agency to procure custodian for Apple state aid fund" Xinhuanet 7/22
  • "Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, alleges a 'long list' of monopolistic practices" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Apple Battles Qualcomm to the Sound of a Steve Jobs Opera" Fortune 7/22
OS X
News
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "macOS High Sierra beta: How to troubleshoot common problems" iMore 7/21
  • "What to do when a calendar isn't syncing to your Mac" Macworld 7/21
  • "About the security content of Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.1" Apple Support 7/21
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "1Password review: Capable password manager is missing some key features/Emphasizes security but at the expense of automation." PCWorld 7/21
  • "Sticky Password review: Strong features behind a bare-bones interface" PCWorld 7/21
  • "Keeper review: A strong focus on security" PCWorld 7/21
  • "Dashlane review: This password manager makes you smarter about security" PCWorld 7/21
  • "LastPass review: This virtual vault makes password protection effortless" PCWorld 7/21
  • "True Key by Intel Security review: This password manager wants to eliminate passwords/True Key uses faces, fingerprints, and trusted devices to ensure your login credentials aren't compromised." PCWorld 7/21
  • "How to Draw on Photos on a Mac" OS X Daily 7/21
  • "How to customize website options for Safari on Mac in macOS High Sierra" iMore 7/21
  • "Mac unlock with Apple Watch not working? Try these simple steps" iDownload Blog 7/21
  • "How to delete specific pages from Safari history in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7/21
  • "A Beginner's Guide To LaunchPad" MacMost 7/21
  • "More Backup And Sync For Your Mac" Mac 360 7/21
  • "Another Way To Drag And Drop On A Mac" Mac 360 7/21
Op/Ed
  • "The future of the Finder: The desktop metaphor is practical and useful, but maybe it's time to move on to a new way to use our computers." Macworld 7/21
Press Releases
  • "Pubcoder 3 Released in Beta for Mac" prMac 7/22
  • "'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "proDAD Brings Legendary Mercalli SAL Video Stabilizer Application to the Mac" PRNewswire 7/21
  • "E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins" Architosh 7/21
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Latest Drone Footage Reveals Landscaping Progress in Apple Park's Inner Circle"  MacRumors 8:57 AM
  • "Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction" AppleInsider 6:21 PM
  • "The construction of Apple Park in California – video" The Guardian 9:47 PM
  • "T-Mobile is desperate to get rid of the iPhone 7" BGR 7/22
  • "Apple is the most profitable company in the Fortune 500" Apple 3.0 7/21
  • "Intel sides with Apple, accuses Qualcomm of anticompetitive conduct" ZDNet 7/21
  • "Apple Backed by Tech Giants in Ongoing Spat with Qualcomm" Zacks 7/21
  • "Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm" DigiTimes 7/21
  • "Intel opens fire in solo FTC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Apple Gets Another Ally in its Qualcomm Patent Royalty Fight" The Mac Observer 7/21
  • "Apple helping Indian Railways to increase train speeds over 600 km per hour" PTI 7/21
  • "Does Apple Plan to Transform Rail Transport?" Apple Must 7/21
  • "iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "New Editorial Content Begins Appearing Within App Store on iOS 11 Beta" MacRumors 7/21
  • "State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Wisconsin Resident Sues Apple For Over $75,000, Claims Defective iPhone Caused House Fire" MacRumors 7/21
  • "Apple Stores Getting All-New 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' Positions" MacRumors 7/21
  • "Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Rachel Krevans, Pioneering Litigator and Lawyer to Apple, Dies at 60" The Recorder 7/21
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple unseats Nokia as top smartphone vendor" Cult of Mac 7/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Pokémon Go Fest Disaster Prompts Niantic To Refund Players With Pokécoins And Lugia" HotHardware 4:44 PM
  • "Qualcomm Lists The Snapdragon 845 In Its Patent Documents; An Unexpected Surprise From Company's Apple War" WCCFTech 9:33 AM
  • "Hulu Live TV Arrives On Amazon Fire TV" UberGizmo 8:59 AM
  • "Imagine that: Chinese buyer eyes troubled British chip firm ditched by Apple" City A.M. 8:29 AM
  • "Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records: The bank accidentally sent thousands of sensitive documents to a former employee." Engadget 6:04 AM
  • "Network & server issues plague first Pokémon GO Fest , Niantic to issue refunds & in-game credit" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "The first trailer for Will Smith's $100 million Netflix movie is here" BGR 7/22
  • "First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go' law" Engadget 7/21
  • "Verizon admits to throttling Netflix, says 'network testing' is to blame" BGR 7/21
  • "Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube even before usage limits hit; VPN circumvents" ["Offering a two-speed Internet, where some services get faster speeds than others, is precisely what net neutrality is designed to prevent."] 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "Sprint mocks Verizon with Twice the Price pop-up shop stunt" The Verge 7/21
  • "Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers" Engadget 7/21
  • "Amazon's discount policy is being investigated by the FTC: The commission is responding to a letter from Consumer Watchdog." Engadget 7/21
  • "Autonomous driving will bring forced obsolescence to cars: Carmakers aren't ready for the upgrade backlash they're about to face" The Verge 7/21
  • "Google's been running a secret test to detect bogus ads — and its findings should make the industry nervous" Business Insider 7/21
  • "As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye" Wired 7/21
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Password Mayhem, iOS Photos, & Preventing Sleep – Mac Geek Gab 667" The Mac Observer 2:45 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report Podcast: With Guest Rene Ritchie" The Loop 7/22
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 129 | Clips meets Disney/Pixar, new Apple VPs, and the latest iPhone 8 rumors" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 196, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie" Daring Fireball 7/21
  • "When to Really Force Quit iPhone Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-21" The Mac Observer 7/21
  • "Is the future VR ... or AR? Google VR boss Clay Bavor explains why the two technologies aren't so different on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7/21
  • "Why Apple's making an iPhone Pro, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 7/21
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE" AppleInsider 7/21
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 8 Exclusive: Apple Makes Radical Changes" Forbes 9:16 PM
  • "Apple wins a Design Patent for an Unfamiliar Apple Watch Stand" Patently Apple 7/22
  • "Apple Watch 3: Everything we know about the launch date, specs and price" CNET 7/22
  • "Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year's 'iPhone 9'" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Apple reportedly chose LG to be the only supplier of L-shaped batteries for next year's iPhone" Business Insider 7/21
  • "The iPhone 9's L-shaped batteries could be coming from another major rival" Mashable 7/21
  • "Original Apple Watch Models Needing Repairs Can Now be Replaced With Series 1 Models" MacTrast 7/21
  • "Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw" TidBITS 7/21
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is $275 at Best Buy: Deal or no deal?" CNET 7/21
  • "T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by up to $400 for new upgrades" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/21
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/21
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/21

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Reviewed: A used, year-old MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store that saved me $450" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Best Battery Cases for iPhone 7" iMore 7/22
  • "Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design" MacRumors 7/21
  • "Smart Home Diary: What will & won't make the cut in my new home?" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "The Rayz Plus stand out in a crowded field of earphones for iOS devices" Apple World Today 7/21
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Animation Apps for iPad" AppAdvice 9:18 AM
  • "iOS 11 Will Automatically Ignore Unstable WiFi Connections" UberGizmo 6:15 AM
  • "Watch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Battery Life Problems And Test Vs iOS 10.3.2 Comparison On Video" Redmond Pie 7/21
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use an Apple Watch if you use Android" iMore 6:40 PM
  • "How to use your iPhone to get a FASTPASS at Disneyland" iMore 10:15 AM
  • "How To: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't"  AppleInsider 6:06 AM
  • "How to Work with RAW and JPEG Files in Apple's Photos App" Kirkville 6:07 AM
  • "How to add a family member to a shared iCloud storage plan in iOS 11" iMore 7/22
  • "How to make sure all your texts show up in iMessage on the Mac" Mashable 7/22
  • "How to Customize iOS 11 Control Center" iPhone Hacks 7/21
  • "iOS 11: How to use the new Live Photos features" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "Turn your Mac or PC into a cheap and easy Apple TV: The Reflector 2 app turns your computer into an AirPlay receiver." CNET 7/21
  • "How to remove EXIF data from your photos on Mac" iMore 7/21
Tips
  • "PSA: Here's where you can try Apple's new interactive HomeKit store displays" 9to5Mac 3:39 PM
  • "Closing Apps On Your iPhone Doesn't Save Battery" LAD Bible 8:06 AM
  • "Don't pay for Tidal with the App Store" iMore 7/22
  • "iOS 11 automatically ignores flaky Wi-Fi connections" Cult of Mac 7/21
  • "How to Use the Same Calendar Across All Your Apple Devices" Apple Must 7/21
  • "16 essential iOS typing tips for iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 7/21
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak Status: Is Jailbreaking Dead?" iPhone Hacks 6:41 PM
  • "I'm so OVER the iPhone 8, it's Time to Think About NINE!!!" Apple Must 3:34 PM
  • "Apple and other tech titans should tread carefully in China" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "6 rumors about Apple Watch 3: Current rumors are driving wild theories about what Apple has planned for the next generation." CNET 7/22
  • "Today in ARKit: AR is on the Menu" Apple Must 7/22
  • "iPhones are very expensive but 'a safe bet,' says Woz/Commentary: Speaking in China, the Apple co-founder claims that you get what you pay for with Apple. Is this still true?" CNET 7/21
  • "The case for (and against) the MacBook Air" Six Colors 7/21
  • "Why WebCrypto Encryption Matters: Apple's Argument for Ditching Older Methods" The Mac Observer 7/21
  • "HomePod Could Be the Next Big Driver of Apple Stock" InvestorPlace 7/21
  • "How ARKit will deliver the future of maps" Cult of Mac 7/21
  • "Wearables Still Have an Important Role to Play" Tech.pinions 7/21
  • "It's Time To Break Up Apple Again" Mac360 7/21
  • "I just went to D23 for the first time and my iPhone was my lifeline" iMore 7/21
  • "Dark Wi-Fi' Targets Mac, iPhone, iPad" NoodleMac 7/21
  • "Why we love to talk dirty to Apple's Siri" The Next Web 7/21
  • "Waiting on Apple's podcast recording app—or for better GarageBand features: It wouldn't take much for Apple to offer a stem-to-stern podcast solution, covering everything from recording to editing to publishing. So, why haven't they done it?" Macworld 7/21
  • "How Apple Could Crash And Burn" Mac360 7/21
Non-Apple
  • "All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work" Gizmodo 2:44 PM
  • "Are Autonomous Vehicle Tests a Public Hazard? Unlike other technologies, testing of self-driving cars on public roads could cause safety concerns and have an immediate negative impact on society." PC Magazine 7/21
  • "Qualcomm Begins To Look Like IBM" Forbes 7/21
  • "Microsoft's most baffling release yet, Surface Laptop is just a laptop" Ars Technica 7/21
  • "I hacked my body for a future that never came" The Verge 7/21
  • "How I finally broke my Facebook addiction" Mashable 7/21
  • "Asimov's Laws won't actually stop robots from harming us, so here's a better solution" The Next Web 7/21
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 10:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Clips now includes Disney and Pixar characters" Neowin 10:48 AM
  • "Pokémon Go Fest: It's on!" iMore 7/22
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Layton's Mystery Journey'" Touch Arcade 7/21
  • "'ROME: Total War – Alexander' Arriving on iPad Next Thursday, July 27th" Touch Arcade 7/21
  • "GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars" TechCrunch 7/21
  • "Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Apple Moves Away from White Label Event App, Creating Winner Take All Opportunity; DoubleDutch Prepared to Win" PRNewswire 7/21
  • "Puzzler 'Yankai's Triangle' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 7/21
  • "Google Play Music is now available on CarPlay" Cult of Mac 7/21
Computer Industry
  • "Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series: And Steven Spielberg remains at the helm." Engadget 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft is Depreciating and Removing Legacy Features in the Fall Creators Update" Thurrott 11:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 and a bump in the road to Windows as a Service" ZDNet 9:02 PM
  • "Intel Accuses Qualcomm Of Trying To Kill The Competition" UberGizmo 6:13 AM
  • "Intel reportedly eliminates wearables division: Vendor says it will continue to invest in its IoT business" ITP Technology 6:13 AM
  • "HP Elite X3 coming to Verizon, reveals Bluetooth certification" WinCentral 6:11 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows" Chaffey Breeeze 6:11 AM
  • "Lenovo joins the fray with its own virtual assistant named CAVA" Neowin 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft releases AI risk detection and security tool for Windows and Linux developers" Neowin 7/22
  • "Microsoft's chatbot Zo says that 'Linux > Windows'" Neowin 7/22
  • "Intel Coffee Lake 6-Core, 12-Thread Processor Vital Signs Detailed In CPU-Z" HotHardware 7/22
  • "Dell's UltraSharp U3818DW Now Shipping With 38 Inches Of Curved Infinity Edge Love" HotHardware 7/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Investors Shouldn't Worry About iPhone 8 Delays: Apple may not be able to ramp up iPhone 8 production until close to the 2017 holiday season: but investors shouldn't fear a brief delay in the iPhone 8 release schedule." The Motley Fool 8:19 AM
  • "Apple, Shares Up 30% This Year, Still Seen As Bargain" 24/7 Wall St. 6:14 AM
  • "Is Apple iPhone Delay The Reason For Weakness In Skyworks Shares?" Benzinga 7/21
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq post weekly gains as stock market finishes session lower: GE's tepid outlook casts pall on earnings season" MarketWatch 7/21
  • "Wall Street Retreats From Records as GE Presents Downbeat Outlook" TheStreet 7/21
  • "Wall Street dips as GE, energy shares weigh" Reuters 7/21
  • "Stocks Fall as Investors Parse Latest Batch of Earnings Reports: Major U.S. indexes still end the week near record highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/21
  • "Asian markets cool off following recent surge: Equities across the Asia-Pacific region were lower on Friday, but Australian stocks pared some of their early losses following a sharp fall in the Australian dollar." MarketWatch 7/21
  • "European stocks struggle to break grip of stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, weighed by strength in the euro, as the flow of corporate earnings results failed to provide a lift." MarketWatch 7/21

 
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