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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
  • "Zuckerberg vs. Cook Is More Than Just Facebook vs. Apple: Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg have sparred over privacy and ad-supported versus product-oriented business models. The debate is bigger than a public spat between well-known CEOs."  PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "Google could outdo Apple and introduce new Android features to combat people's phone addiction"  Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple: Why Stop at $1 Trillion?"  Barron's 1:19 PM
  • "Warren Buffet Is Right About Apple Inc. Stock" InvestorPlace 12:48 PM
  • "Bill Gates calls Apple 'an amazing company' and says he would short Bitcoin if he could" GeekWire 12:43 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple: All app updates must support the iPhone X and iOS 11 come July/Apple already required this of new apps; now it's needed to update old ones." Ars Technica 7:52 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "An Introduction to Grading HDR Video by Marc Bach" fcp.co 9:36 AM
  • "Here's how to type special symbols in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:19 AM
  • "Resuming and Viewing Print Jobs" MacMost 10:32 AM
  • "macOS: Stop Spotlight Indexing Certain Folders or Drives" The Mac Observer 2:00 PM
  • "Elmedia Video Player is a potential replacement for Apple's QuickTime Player" Apple World Today 7:11 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Putty for Mac 9.0.0 has been released" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Microsoft undercuts Apple and Google to offer Windows 10 app developers more money: A dramatic change to 95 percent revenue share" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "Apple agrees to settlement in shareholder derivative complaint over e-book antitrust case"  AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's 'Barbers' Ad for the iPhone Wins Top Honors at the ADC Awards" AdWeek 1:18 PM
  • "How Apple, Amazon and Other Tech Giants are Flexing Their Pricing Power: From the the iPhone and Amazon Prime to Office 365, tech giants are finding ways to obtain more revenue from loyal customers." TheStreet 7:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 PM
  • "New SEC filing reveals MoviePass is running on fumes it continues to burn through cash" 9to5Mac 6:33 PM
  • "Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:44 PM
  • "The Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Will Test the Department of Justice's Mettle" Wired 12:43 PM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint come up short in making their case for a wireless merger" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Google News is getting an overhaul and customized news feeds" The Verge 2:02 PM
  • "Android P introduces iPhone X-like navigation swipes and gestures" Engadget 1:27 PM
  • "Google rolls out a suite of time management controls to promote more healthy app usage" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "Google announces six new voices for Assistant at #IO18 — including John Legend" The Next Web 12:43 PM
  • "Starting this month, Gmail will write your emails for you" BGR 12:43 PM
  • "Gmail's getting an AI-powered Smart Compose feature for faster emailing" VentureBeat 12:43 PM
  • "Google Photos will soon be able to colorize old photos" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "All the biggest new Android P features Google is about to unveil might've just leaked" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "AI is so important to Google it's rebranding its research division: Goodbye Google Research, hello Google AI" The Verge 7:52 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show: 'Slathered In Incompetence', With Special Guest Ben Thompson" Daring Fireball 7:13 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 069: May 8, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:45 PM
  • "Encrypted Twitter Messages, Face ID for the iPad -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-08" The Mac Observer 12:43 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 54 – Pick 2: GoodNotes and Working Copy" MacStories 7:45 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Report: Butterfly MacBook Pro keyboards require more frequent, more expensive repairs/Customers who don't have AppleCare could get saddled with big repair bills." Ars Technica 7:18 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple's 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Same Size as iPhone 8 Plus, May Support Horizontal Face ID" MacTrast 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone X Plus to be same size as iPhone 8 Plus" The Apple Post 8:58 AM
  • "Apple to devs: Give us notch support or ... you don't wanna know" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Apple tells developers that apps must support iPhone X notch from July" BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "iOS 12 will reportedly add support for horizontal Face ID unlock" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Will Prevent Access Via Lightning Port After 7 Days Of Inactivity To Combat USB Cracking Devices" Redmond Pie 8:19 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 11.4 update with 'USB Restricted Mode' may defeat tools like GrayKey" AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "New Security Measure in iOS 11.4 Beta Disables USB Communication After 7 Days With No Unlock" iClarified 10:55 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Disables Lightning Connector After 7 Days, Limiting Law Enforcement Access" MacRumors 12:48 PM
  • "This New iOS 11.4 Feature Will Block iPhone Hacking Tools" iDrop News 4:02 PM
  • "Apple may 'restrict' USB access on iOS devices left locked for a week: Now it will be much harder to access suspects' iPhones." Engadget 9:26 PM
  • "iOS 11.4 Public Beta 4 Released - Public Release Coming Soon" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for a new iPhone Case Concept and an Alternative Round Watch Interface for Apple Watch" Patently Apple 7:45 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at an Apple Watch with a circular design" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:11 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone review: A retro Game Boy this ain't" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Nokia Steel HR review: A hybrid watch with a new name but old issues/There's more here for watch fans than data lovers." Macworld 7:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How I use my iPad: Yoink – a powerful drag and drop companion app [Video] 9to5Mac 3:45 PM
  • "How to Move the iPad Keyboard" OS X Daily 2:03 PM
  • "How to search Google using Apple Pencil and handwriting" Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "How to use Google Drive: Tips, tricks, and best practices for using Google Drive" Digital Trends 12:48 PM
  • "How to Charge iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Faster Wired or Wirelessly" iPhone Hacks 10:15 AM
  • "Best strength-training apps for taking your workouts to the next level" Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Watch: How to change bands" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Watch: How to enable Elevated Heart Rate notifications" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "How to use Workflow to get more out of your HomePod: Add your own extra smarts to this Siri speaker" iMore 7:19 AM
Tips
  • "What is USB Restricted Mode in iOS?" Apple Must 1:16 PM
  • "Adding Art to iPad Documents: Q. How do I add clip art to documents created on the iPad?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Mac and iPad users: Do you use this little-known Mail tip?" Apple Must 8:50 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's 6.5-inch iPhone Could Be Similar In Size To iPhone 8 Plus" UberGizmo 9:26 PM
  • "MacBook Pro: The butterfly keyboard effect/Negative sentiment and anecdotes concerning the MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard are back making headlines. So what's going on?" iMore 8:15 PM
  • "Why the Round Apple Watch Dream Won't Die" Gizmodo 7:25 PM
  • "The Argument for Apple to Ship a New Mac mini is Even Stronger Now" The Mac Observer 6:12 PM
  • "Quick MacBook Air Check-In (Premium)" Thurrott 1:19 PM
  • "8 Reasons to Buy Apple TV 4K and 3 Reasons to Skip" iMore 10:56 AM
  • "I don't think I can live with Apple's upcoming iPhone X Plus" BGR 10:11 AM
  • "Bloomberg obsessed with Google's Pixel, Apple's iPhone Supply Chain--but not Google's Pixel Supply Chain"  AppleInsider 10:11 AM
  • "Rabble rousing: iOS 11 bugaboo/All bugs must be exaggerated out of all proportion." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "What use is Apple's Mac mini, anyway? Not updated for years, underpowered and expensive when compared to any iOS device, what use is Apple's Mac mini?" Computerworld 7:12 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Android P Does Indeed Rip Off iPhone X Navigation Gestures" Redmond Pie 6:10 PM
  • "Disgruntled Amazon customers are complaining that their packages keep arriving late, and it could be an ominous sign for Prime" Business Insider 10:56 AM
  • "Google's got our kids: Google has saturated classrooms with free software that teach kids, among other things, to trust companies like Google."  The Outline 7:47 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Twenty Years of Bondi Blue" iMore 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google announces new version of Google News, rolling out for iOS and Android" iMore 2:03 PM
  • "Google adding food ordering and smart home features to Assistant iOS app this year, teases Duplex phone-based booking function" AppleInsider 1:27 PM
  • "Ring Launches Neighborhood Watch App for iOS [Video] iClarified 12:48 PM
  • "Streets 4 Adds Drag and Drop, Live Panorama Mode, and iPhone X Support" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "Netgear Debuts New 2-in-1 Orbi Modem Router System Starting at $300" MacRumors 9:36 AM
  • "Usually you shouldn't mix business with pleasure, unless it's with this keyboard waffle iron" Mashable 8:59 AM
  • "Philips Hue is getting a redesigned, faster app this month" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "theEMPLOYEEapp by APPrise Mobile Launches Enhanced Analytics Platform" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Take Two Emojis and Call Me in the Morning" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Morpholio Trace sketch CAD app lets you automatically calculate and label area size with iOS" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Gmail for iOS now sends money and snoozes emails: Pay someone back without leaving your email app." Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "Gmail gets Snooze and Google Pay support on iOS" Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Critical Windows bug fixed today is actively being exploited to hack users: Latest Patch Tuesday included 68 fixes, 21 of them rated 'critical.'" Ars Technica 7:50 PM
  • "Amazon, Google and Microsoft to attend White House AI summit: They'll discuss government support for AI research and regulations." Engadget 1:21 PM
  • "Cortana and Alexa need better chemistry: Takeaways from the first public demo by Microsoft and Amazon" GeekWire 2:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Bets on Faster Chips, AI Services, to Win Cloud Wars: Company will let customers use tools it built to speed image recognition" Bloomberg 3:03 PM
  • "AI can help a billion people, but Microsoft can't do it alone: Not even one of the largest and richest companies can tackle accessibility by itself." Engadget 4:33 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Build 2018 Day 2 keynote at 11:30AM ET: OS head Joe Belfiore will dive into Windows 10 and the Microsoft Graph." Engadget 11:06 AM
  • "Analyst suggests Microsoft will buy Netflix for content access" Seeking Alpha 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft and Red Hat now offer a jointly managed OpenShift service on Azure" TechCrunch 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft undercuts Apple and Google to offer Windows 10 app developers more money: A dramatic change to 95 percent revenue share" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 sweetener: New deal gives devs bigger cut of app store sales" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "'Privacy is a human right': Microsoft's Satya Nadella/Nadella's comments assumes significance amid the storm over Cambridge Analytica's links with the 2016 Trump campaign and the way the British political consulting firm illegally harvested data on millions of Facebook users." MoneyControl 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Bills Paid in Outlook: No need to switch to another app, just pay directly in Outlook using Microsoft Pay." PC Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Building New Xbox Team in Santa Monica to 'Hire and Grow' Talent to 'Build teams and Culture'" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft demonstrates how Cortana and Alexa will co-exist: Now you can add 'schizophrenia' to the bug list in Windows 10" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Some Intel SSDs Due to Crashes: Company confirms issue on a number of Intel SSDs" Softpedia 8:17 AM
  • "Contra-revenue comes back in a big way at Intel: Officially nothing is happening....look a shiny thing over there!" SemiAccurate 2:11 PM
  • "Upcoming Intel Cascade Lake Architecture Supports Up To 224 Physical Cores For A Single System" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "Intel can't manufacture enough 14nm silicon to keep making all Coffee Lake motherboards" PCGamesN 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Positions Xeon as Machine Learning Competitor in Inference Workloads" ExtremeTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Capital pumps $72M into AI, IoT, cloud and silicon startups, $115M invested so far in 2018" TechCrunch 6:09 PM
  • "Gamalon scores $20 M led by Intel Capital" TechCrunch 6:10 PM
  • "Nvidia shutters controversial GeForce Partner Program: It's a minor coup for AMD" The Inquirer 11:11 AM
  • "Oracle bolsters Eloqua with new platform integrations" ZDNet 2:11 PM
  • "Oracle Expands AI-Driven Autonomous Cloud Database Offerings" eWeek 7:43 AM
  • "Oracle To Roll Out Blockchain Platform-As-A-Service This Month" Block Tribune 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle to release blockchain products this month — reports" The Block 8:40 AM
  • "How Macy's and IBM tackle 'thumb scrolling' on digital video" Marketing Dive 8:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm is reportedly planning to exit the server chip market: A mere year into its data centre push and the chipmaker could be calling it quits" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "All the Things That Made Apple Pop Higher on Earnings" The Motley Fool 12:48 PM
Industry News
  • "Why oil prices didn't rally after Trump announced 'powerful' Iran sanctions" MarketWatch 6:18 PM
  • "Emotions Are Running This Market: even when everyone saw it coming." TheStreet 6:18 PM
  • "How pulling out of Iran nuclear deal could impact oil prices" FOXBusiness 11:18 AM
  • "US Stocks Snapshot-Wall St whipsaws on conflicting reports on Iran deal" Reuters 11:18 AM
  • "Stocks Recover to Finish Flat: Early declines disappear as President Trump says U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:21 PM
  • "China-U.S trade gap widens as Chinese exports jump" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks slide from 3-month high as energy shares dip" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

 
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