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Wednesday Highlights: Apple facing opposition in Australia over plans to build mega-store as group seeks to have site get heritage protection; Jason Snell explains why it is a "huge win" for Apple to get Photoshop on iOS; Apple Gazette on the very real threat of ransomware on the Mac; ever wondered how Time Machine does its thing?; Facebook's troubles aren't over, report that nearly 1/4th of Apple employees plan to dump their accounts, and now advertisers accuse the social network of witholding fact video ads aren't being watched in order to keep them paying for such advertisements; Google's Pixel 3 uses pioneering camera tech; Apple announces this Friday as start of iPhone Xr pre-orders.

  • "Retail's Most Profitable Square Footage" ["With sales per square foot viewed as a major component of retail success, according to industry data provided by eMarkter, the #1 retailer in sales per square foot is Apple Inc., which did a staggering $5,546 per square foot. Having launched the first iPhone 10 years ago, it's speculated that this next milestone iteration of the iconic product could produce Apple's strongest sales to date."] PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever: Samsung could soon unseat its biggest rival as the tech world's biggest money making machine."  CNNMoney 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's quarterly profits (probably) beat AAPL for the first time, but not in mobile" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Trump Comments on U.S. Factories Make It Awkward for Apple: In May interview, Apple's Cook indicated the company was unlikely to shift product assembly to the U.S." [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach: Apple's Tim Cook and Steve Jobs's widow among those consulted"  Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Tim Cook and Other Leaders Contacted by Trump Administration for STEM Education Advice" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 36 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacTrast 7:05 AM
  • "Hands-on with MacBook Pro Touch Bar support in Google Chrome 60 [Video] 9to5Google 6:49 PM
  • "Manage Your Previous Recipients in Apple's Mail" Intego 4:14 PM
  • "Apple's Photos App Has a Hidden Feature for Tweaking Adjustments Even More" Kirkville 7:14 AM
  • "Bypassing Internet Problems With Using Google DNS" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "Why everybody should be happy that Flash is finally dying" Yahoo! Finance 4:20 PM
  • "Adobe to Kill Flash... In 2020" TidBITS 4:14 PM
  • "Flash Flames Out - but It Will Smolder for a While" TechNewsWorld 4:14 PM
  • "Google vs Apple vs Microsoft: Which Online Office Suite Should You Be Using?" Gizmodo 10:18 AM
  • "10 Best Old Mac games: Revisiting the classics" Mac Gamer HQ 7:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacPaw acquires The Unarchiver Mac app, will keep it updated & free" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Adobe brilliantly reimagines the color picker as an artist's watercolor palette" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Pubcoder 3 Released in Beta for Mac" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "ProtectStar Debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017 - Military Grade Data Deletion for macOS" MacTrast 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Removes iPod nano and iPod shuffle From Sale" 512 Pixels 10:47 AM
  • "Apple removes iPod nano and shuffle from its website" iDownload Blog 10:49 AM
  • "The iPod touch is the last iPod standing" Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Apparently Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple is officially killing the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle" Business Insider 12:14 PM
  • "The evolution of the iPod" [Slideshow] TechCrunch 6:49 PM
  • "Apple's next iOS will make AR a legitimately cool thing"  Quartz 7:19 AM
  • "Latest ARKit demo app performs 16 weeks of hand-drawn animations in real-time [Video] 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Here's How Much More You'd Have to Pay for Apple's iPhone if It Were Made in America" TheStreet 12:17 PM
  • "Apple promises it won't store or sell your HomePod data" Cult of Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Nokia profits surge after Apple deal and network gains" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Lease Approved For Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C." MacRumors 4:21 PM
  • "Apple granted permission to renovate DC's Carnegie Library with 63,000 square foot store" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Florida Company Sues Apple, Says Apple TV's 'What Did He Say?' Feature Copies Its Movie Software" MacRumors 8:27 PM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display seeks $900m in bank aid" Nikkei 8:01 AM
  • "LCD Maker Japan Display Seeks Nearly $900 Million in Bank Loans Ahead of First iPhone With OLED Display" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers 'should be wary'" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn: A look at the manufacturing giant building $10 billion plant in the US" Associated Press 8:03 AM
  • "Donald Trump's Foxconn Coup" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn Confirms TV Display Factory Coming to Wisconsin" The Mac Observer 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm fires back in Apple dispute over 'false allegations'" Mobile Europe 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Shares New Earth Day Ad in Late July" MacRumors 4:15 PM
  • "Apple highlights its sustainably managed forest project in new video" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Cellphone kill switches kill cellphone snatchers: Mobes no longer worth stealing, San Francisco DA declares" The Register 7:44 PM
  • "Wind Farms Are Not Ready for Ransomware: At the Black Hat conference, researcher Jason Staggs demonstrated that just about every wind farm in America is woefully unprepared for a cyberattack." PC Magazine 5:44 PM
  • "New Exploits From CIA Vault 7 Published by WikiLeaks" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "A flaw in wireless networks lets hackers pretend to be you: There's calls and text messages coming from your phone number that you never made. Meet the 'ghost telephonist.'" CNET 12:27 PM
  • "Can Nostalgia Keep You in VR for 40 Minutes?" Wired 12:17 PM
  • "TSA Expands Laptop Separate Screening to Electronics Bigger than Cell Phones" The Mac Observer 10:46 AM
  • "China's Huawei Readying an Answer to Apple's Upcoming iPhone" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Google is killing a 7-year-old feature that gave instant search results while you typed" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Google to combine YouTube Red and Play Music into new subscription service" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "This is how Wisconsin lured Apple supplier Foxconn to the US" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Foxconn announces $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin" ["The Wisconsin plant and the upcoming ones are separate from the three big manufacturing plants that President Donald Trump said Tuesday Tim Cook had committed to build in the US."] iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "The one group that's really really sad about the death of Flash (hint: it's not Adobe)" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Secret Amazon team wants to fight Apple's health efforts" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Amazon has a secret health care team called 1492 focused on medical records, virtual doc visits" CNBC 7:15 AM
  • "Android targeted by cyber arms merchants disguising military-grade malware as innocuous apps, warns Google" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and nobody seems to care" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Over a million Americans quit Twitter in just three months: The company appears incapable of adding more users to its current base of 328 million." Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "147: You Said My Thing Was Dumb!" The Rebound 4:21 PM
  • "Making Apple Watch a Cell Phone, TSA's New Electronics Screening -TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-27" The Mac Observer 4:12 PM
  • "Ray Robertson on the CMD-D Conference Scripting Bootcamp" MacVoices 7:51 AM
  • "#102 Long Distance: This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman."  Gimlet: Reply All 7:12 AM
  • "Meet the podcasters who call iCloud scammers just to talk: 'Once I said they were a scammer, they were like 'Yeah, okay.'" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Huge leak may confirm one of the hottest new features hiding in Apple's iPhone 8" BGR 10:00 AM
  • "iPhone 8 leak all but confirms big new feature" Cult of Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Leaked part could show Apple's 'iPhone 8' wireless charging coil assembly" AppleInsider 9:59 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 will reportedly debut later than expected and in limited quantities" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Won't Be Available in White, May Not Have Touch ID [Report] iClarified 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Granted License to Test 5G Wireless Broadband"  DSLReports 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Granted License to Test Next-Generation 5G Wireless Technology" MacRumors 4:19 PM
  • "The One Thing Nobody Told You About The iPad Pro 10.5: Where To Find Its True Tone Sensors" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Has Been Jailbroken!"  iClarified 7:44 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays" AppleInsider 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals the Exciting Possibility of Augmented Reality Smartglasses" Patently Apple 7:19 AM
  • "Apple patent involves augmented reality uses for an iPhone" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "Future Apple devices could theoretically sport vision-correcting displays" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Apple 12-inch MacBook review (2016)" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Which is the Best Mac for running X-Plane 11?" Bare Feats 4:12 PM
  • "Side-By-Side: Ultrawide Displays vs the LG 5K UltraFine" 7:15 AM
  • "First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth speaker sunglasses" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Invoxia NVX 200 review: Turn your iPhone into a desk phone" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Embellish your wrist with an Indonesian batik Apple Watch band [Review] Cult of Mac 12:51 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements... and quirks" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "How to save your iPhone from water damage" ZDNet 5:44 PM
  • "How to remove EXIF data from your photos on iPhone" iMore 4:16 PM
  • "How to Search in Notes on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 4:14 PM
  • "I made my own wearable computer with a Raspberry Pi, and it was almost too easy" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Podcasts" Wired 8:50 AM
  • "How to unlock iPhone or iPad without pressing the Home button" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to set up your Medical ID on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 4:16 PM
  • "Experts say it's 'highly unlikely' Apple will build 3 manufacturing plants in the U.S." 9to5Mac 6:49 PM
  • "The Day Steve Jobs Launched the iPod and Changed Apple Forever" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "Apple: That's one way to kill a product" Apple 3.0 4:14 PM
  • "Opinion: With smartglasses, can Apple succeed where Google failed?" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's Silence Is Trump's Win: Once again, the president is making dubious claims about his role in creating American jobs. Why is Tim Cook letting him do it?"  Slate 9:49 AM
  • "Is Apple solving the privacy and convenience puzzle?"  Computerworld 8:41 AM
  • "SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk" Architosh 7:43 AM
  • "Don't buy the 'disappointing iPhone 8 sales' hype, it's not true" Apple Must 7:39 AM
  • "The ultimate iPhone form: no openings, waterproof, unbreakable" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "It's not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "The Power of Amazon Prime Beyond Shipping" Tech.pinions 9:59 AM
  • "Opinion: I'm not happy about the lack of a headphone jack on the Pixel 2, but I'll gladly live with it" 9to5Google 7:58 AM
  • "Did Samsung just say it's afraid of the iPhone 8?" BGR 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "RPG Reload Play-Along: 'Chrono Trigger'" Touch Arcade 7:44 PM
  • "Are You Safe? Google 'Trusted Contacts' Arrives on iOS" PC Magazine 5:44 PM
  • "Apple Store app for iPhone & iPad updates with Touch ID for Apple ID" AppleInsider 4:21 PM
  • "Aston Martin & Mini join Apple's roster of CarPlay vehicles" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Best ad blockers for iPhone and iPad" iMore 4:16 PM
  • "Find your lost Apple Pencil with this helpful app" Cult of Mac 12:17 PM
  • "L-Card Pro App May Spell End For Paper Business Cards" MacPrices 10:46 AM
  • "Does Google Home work with HomeKit?" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Virtual Personal Assistants: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Smart Advisors & Intelligent Agent Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 - 2022 - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Brightpearl Introduces iOS Point of Sale Solution and Integration with PayPal Here" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Tell Your Story in One Tap with GoPro QuikStories: New GoPro App Pulls Footage from Your GoPro and Creates Awesome Videos, Automatically" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "This app turns your Mac or PC into a super-cheap Apple TV: Use the Reflector 2 app to view your phone's media on your Mac or PC." [Video] CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Notability Adds Checklists and GIFs" Macdrifter 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft adds Windows bounty program that tops out at $250,000" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft launches fresh Windows bug bounty program: There's gold in them there ills" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 Creators Update is ready for business deployment" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft previews Azure Container Instances – with per-second billing: Easier containers on MS's cloud - but Linux-only for now" The Register 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Build allows users to link their Android phone and PC: Microsoft Windows 10 link feature was first showcased at Build 2017 in May. The new link feature will allow Build 16251 users to share a link from their mobile device directly to a Windows 10 PC." digit 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft plants beginnings of Android integration with new Windows Insider build: But it's like, sooooo boring" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow with a focus on deeper integrations and advanced workflows" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Intel Finds Room to Boost Revenue: Despite growing competitive pressure in its core markets, the chip maker's revenue rises nearly 10%" [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Intel Jumps 4% on Q2 Beat Driven by PC Sales; Raises Year View" Barron's 4:21 PM
  • "Intel Bucks PC Industry's Decline With Upbeat Sales Forecasts" Bloomberg 4:20 PM
  • "Intel beats earnings expectations as it manages to maintain growth in its Data Center Group" TechCrunch 4:19 PM
  • "Intel lifts forecasts as driverless tech, AI add to PC gains" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "Intel earnings have message for AMD and Nvidia: 'Bring it on'" MarketWatch 8:27 PM
  • "Intel lifts profit outlook even as chip crown slips" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 PM
  • "Intel Earnings: What to Watch/Intel faced the first meaningful competition in years in personal-computer chips during the last quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "How Intel Is Becoming A Diversified AI Player" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "Intel is binning its Arduino 101 maker board and Curie module: Comes just weeks after firm scrapped its Joule, Galileo, and Edison lines" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel pulling the plug on Arduino and Curie" ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "Intel: Pre-Earnings Analysis And DCF Revision" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "How IBM's Strategic Imperatives Lost Its Sheen in Fiscal 2Q17" Market Realist 4:21 PM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board" PC Retail 7:14 AM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board as Uber rumours mount: Meg Whitman to remain as CEO of HPE" Computing 7:14 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200: True quad-core CPUs for just $130 and $110/Ryzen 3 competes with Intel i3—but don't forget it lacks an integrated GPU." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3: A quad-core overlockable processor at a bargain price" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 3 and Friends Arrive: And drags some old APUs with it..." SemiAccurate 9:54 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, 1950X Specs, Release Date: Revealed Packaging Hints AIO Liquid Cooler" The Science Times 7:15 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Price Rumored To Be Around the $850 Mark" SegmentNext 7:16 AM
  • "IBM: The Incredible Shrinking IT Vendor" Seeking Alpha 7:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Real Service to Investors: Apple Music and the App Store don't just boost revenue, they hook people into buying more products, one analyst argues." Barron's 7:44 PM
  • "Forecasting Apple's Q3 Using Apple Guidance" Seeking Alpha 6:49 PM
  • "Will Apple Inc. Stock Give Us a Chance to Jump In?" InvestorPlace 10:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends at record, but tech slump weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq: Apple shares drop nearly 2% to weigh heavily on benchmarks" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "Nasdaq Tumbles as Tech Takes a Turn Lower" TheStreet 5:41 PM
  • "Tech, transports drag on Wall Street; Dow hits record" Reuters 5:41 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Weigh on Markets: Declines began around midday and weighed on the Nasdaq Composite" [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Asia stocks broadly positive; Nikkei lifted by Nintendo" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks search for direction in busy session for earnings" MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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