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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 made more profit in three months than Amazon has generated during its lifetime"  CNBC 2:31 PM
  • "The iMac's lasting legacy: The iMac's influence reaches far beyond the desktop, or even the PC."  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Apple says it's found a 'revolutionary' way to make its devices more environmentally friendly"  CNBC 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Facilitates Collaboration to Result in Carbon-Free Aluminum Smelting Process" MacTrast 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Leaves Overseas Cash Out of Its Latest Quarterly Report"  Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "AAPL's Paradigm Shift: We're entering a new paradigm related to investing in Apple defined by 4 key themes that we call Apple as a Service."  Loup Ventures 9:13 AM
  • "Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google" Bloomberg 6:34 PM
  • "This Simple Back Door Hack for Your Mac is Exactly Why FileVault Should be Enabled" The Mac Observer 10:14 AM
  • "The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac: If your Mac greets you with a black screen, the fan runs constantly or you notice other power-related issues, a simple home solution might save you a trip to the Genius Bar." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Highland 2 review: So much more than just a scriptwriter" iMore 2:05 PM
  • "How to Set Up Your MacBook From Scratch" Lifehacker 8:10 AM
  • "Photos People: How to Add a Face Photos Doesn't Recognize" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "8 Apple Notes tips for Mac and iOS you'll probably use" Apple Must 8:11 AM
  • "How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "How to tell which macOS apps are 32-bit and which are 64-bit" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Mac Display Preferences" MacMost 11:02 AM
  • "BBEdit turns 25 (or 26, who's counting?)" Six Colors 5:55 PM
  • "The 25 Best Mac Games of 2018 (so far and upcoming)" Mac Gamer HQ 5:47 PM
  • "Feature Request: Proper, personalized album and concert alerts by Apple Music" 9to5Mac 10:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit Merch: To celebrate BBEdit's 25th anniversary, we're creating some special merch: T-shirts, hoodies, and more. While we're getting it ready, please help us out by letting us know what you think!" Bare Bones Software 11:29 AM
  • "New Vimeo Tools for Final Cut Pro X" 8:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How an Apple Watch literally saved this man's life and why he wants more people to wear one"  South China Morning Post 7:57 AM
  • "How a Dallas construction company saves nearly $2 million a year by using hundreds of Apple's iPads"  Business Insider 7:34 AM
  • "'Carpool Karaoke' Season 1 Coming to Apple TV App for Free" Billboard 4:12 PM
  • "You can now watch Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' for free" CNET 9:53 PM
  • "Apple Pay: 'Hey Siri, get me a Goldman Sachs mortgage" Computerworld 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Music, Pandora Join Spotify in (Sort Of) Muting R. Kelly: Three streaming services have now removed the R&B singer's music from curated playlists"  Rolling Stone 4:39 PM
  • "Does Apple and Goldman Teaming Up Work? Market Recon" RealMoney 7:47 AM
  • "Tim Cook will deliver Duke University commencement address this Sunday" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Olixar producing clear cases for iPhone SE 2" Pocketnow 9:54 PM
  • "Bipartisan bill would make it illegal for the government to demand backdoor access to devices" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Eddy Cue selling $12 million luxury lake house" The Apple Post 4:40 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Firm Lets Police Look Up Phone Location Data Without a Warrant: A Securus Technologies web portal lets cops plug in a phone number and pull up real-time location data, but no one's really monitoring their activity. Sen. Ron Wyden wants answers." PC Magazine 4:37 PM
  • "Microsoft's folding phone/tablet concept has three screens -- one in the hinge" CNET 3:25 PM
  • "Corning opens 10.5G LCD glass substrate facility in China" DigiTimes 8:05 AM
  • "Reese Mathers, the most satisfied consumer in the world?" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Google will require some Android phone makers to roll out 'regular' security patches" The Verge 4:12 PM
  • "Can Google Conquer the $53 Billion Smart Home Market?" Market Realist 12:56 PM
  • "Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots" BBC 7:47 AM
  • "Google now lets you delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it" Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "Google: Expect email from us on our new policy on harvesting your personal data/Google will be emailing millions of its users to tell them about its redesigned privacy policy." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 072: May 11, 2018" 9to5Mac 4:13 PM
  • "Debating the Mac mini's Fate, iMessage for Windows -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-11" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
  • "Intego Mac Podcast: What Is a Firewall, and How Does it Work?" Intego Mac Podcast 8:43 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's cancelled data center, LG MLCD+ screens in the 2018 iPhone and more" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple 'iPhone SE 2' glass pops up on social media, but questions abound"  AppleInsider 11:29 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 Cases Already Up For Pre-Order, Renders Once Again Show iPhone X-Like Notch" Redmond Pie 8:32 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM

  • "The iPhone X, 6 months later" CNET 7:47 AM
  • "NVIDIA Titan Xp Supercharges the 13-inch MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 2:32 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "There's No Perfect Transcription App, But Otter Is Getting There" Fast Company 9:28 AM
  • "How a parent can take some control of kids' iPhone, iPad and iPod use" Seattle Times 9:55 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to enable Water Lock mode" 9to5Mac 6:47 PM
  • "How to Enable Elevated Heart Rate Alerts on Apple Watch" iDrop News 5:49 PM
  • "iPhone: How to add email" 9to5Mac 4:39 PM
  • "How to disable or enable Activation Lock on your Apple Watch" iMore 2:10 PM
  • "How to turn on Gmail's Smart Compose and let Google AI write your emails" PCWorld 2:06 PM
  • "How to use YouTube's 'Take a break' reminder on iPhone" iMore 2:06 PM
  • "How to see what your friends are listening to on Apple Music" Cult of Mac 2:05 PM
  • "How to set up a new Apple Watch: Before you can start using your Apple Watch, you're going to need to pair it with your iPhone." iMore 7:44 AM
  • "iMessages Out of Order on iPhone? Try This Solution" OS X Daily 2:06 PM
  • "How to find the serial number for your AirPods" iMore 9:17 AM
  • "Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?" Pocket-lint 8:57 AM
  • "Video: Changes to the MacBook Pro we want Apple to make" AppleInsider 5:46 PM
  • "New Apple Strategy: Partner with Microsoft For Future Battles" The Mac Observer 4:37 PM
  • "5 Important Features HomePod Needed to Succeed" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:44 PM
  • "Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware"  AppleInsider 2:06 PM
  • "Will the iPhone soon capture 3D AR?" Apple Must 2:01 PM
  • "Apple is Making iPhone Hacking A Lot More Difficult for Law Enforcement with iOS 11.4" The Mac Observer 2:01 PM
  • "iPhone X Users Hate Siri, Are Fine With the Notch: The iPhone X notch puzzled some longtime Apple watchers, but the design choice does not appear to bother iPhone X buyers, who hate Siri much more than the screen cut-out."  PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Comment: Why I don't believe the iPhone SE 2 renders but wish I did" 9to5Mac 8:06 AM
  • "4 New Things Google Assistant Can Do That Siri Just Can't" iDrop News 7:43 AM
  • "Android P's notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12: Seriously, this is getting embarrassing now." ["Android P's notification system isn't just better than iOS 11's, it's a completely different way of thinking about alerts and actions on our phones. And if Apple isn't already far along with a system of its own, it should—as Steve Jobs would say—slavishly copy it."]  Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Here's Why Amazon Can't Fix Review Spam" Lifehacker 7:46 PM
  • "Should our machines sound human? And what about informed consent?" The Loop 8:47 AM
  • "The Lost Art Of Buttons" Forbes 8:07 AM
  • "Google's News app is a tool for gaining perspective, not an arbiter of facts: AI, not human curation, may help us better understand the world." Engadget 10:18 AM
  • "What do we even mean when we say 'Android'? One word, a multiplicity of meanings" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "The problem isn't Duplex or AI. It's Google." iMore 11:12 AM
  • "Google's AI advances are equal parts worry and wonder: We cannot put off finding an answer to AI ethics any longer." Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Google I/O 2018: Key takeaways on Duplex, AI, privacy, Android/Google has clearly gone AI first, and Duplex is just one example. Here's a look at the big themes from Google I/O 2018 and what it tells us about the company's strategy." ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Google Duplex Is Classist: Here's How to Fix It/With Duplex, the Google Assistant can trick people into thinking it's human. It's cool, but ultimately turns service workers into inconvenient interfaces. Google can do better." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Parody of Google Duplex phone call shows the true, terrifying future of AI" Mashable 7:26 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Tiny Bubbles'" Touch Arcade 6:47 PM
  • "The Best Technology Gifts for Apple Users" AppAdvice 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 With Cellular Launches in Denmark, India, Sweden, Taiwan" iClarified 9:13 AM
  • "MobiLock Pro Launches Mobile Device Management for iOS Devices" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "Northwell Health, Center on Addiction launch app to help providers screen for substance use" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "Google's Material Design update: You'll be seeing new-looking Android, iOS apps" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Support for HDR YouTube videos now widely rolling out for iPhone X" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Watch HDR YouTube videos on your iPhone X" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows team wants iMessage on Windows devices" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to bring iMessage to Windows" Cult of Mac 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update hits show-stopping bug with some Intel SSDs" TechRadar UK 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update is borking machines with Intel SSDs: Microsoft is blocking the update while it fixes the issue" The Inquirer 7:25 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 Version Incompatible With Intel SSD 600p" AnandTech 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft zeros-in on Win 10 April Update Intel SSD crash cause" Hexus 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft can't fix 'flickergate' Surface Pro 4s with software, so it's replacing them" Ars Technica 4:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Unveils a Surface Pro 4 Replacement Program" Thurrott 3:25 PM
  • "Microsoft to replace for free Surface Pro 4s with screen-flicker problems" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "Surface Laptop Also Updated for Windows 10 Version 1803" Thurrott 8:53 AM
  • "Surface Laptop gets Windows 10 April Update Firmware and Drivers update" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Google Project Zero shreds Microsoft's unique Edge defense" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft isn't giving up on VR and AR yet: It's playing the long game on Mixed Reality." Engadget 11:14 AM
  • "What is Microsoft 365? Microsoft's most important subscription bundle, explained" ZDNet 12:46 PM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon show Cortana and Alexa can talk to each other, at least on stage at Build conference" PhysOrg 9:29 AM
  • "Intel tipped to launch discrete GPU at next year's CES: Rumours suggest the firm has been busy working on an in-house GPU for two years" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review" bit-tech 7:24 AM
  • "Chipmaker Nvidia sees fewer crypto miners, more gamers in future" Reuters 2:13 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Streamr Partner on Blockchain-Based Car Data System" Thirty K 7:19 AM
  • "Vyriad signs a contract with IBM to build an oncolytic virus anti-cancer vaccines manufacturing facility" Bio Spectrum Asia 7:27 AM
  • "IBM Thinks Blockchain Will Solve Facebook's Data Problems" Fortune 2:14 PM
  • "IBM's cloud chief on closing in on the competition" CNBC Videos 2:06 PM
  • "IBM Employees Banned From Using All Removable Storage" ExtremeTech 8:51 AM
  • "IBM workers banned from using USB sticks" GBC Ghana 7:27 AM
  • "Cisco pulls all online ads from YouTube" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco Removes Ads From YouTube: The move follows a recent CNN investigation, which found that ads from more than 300 companies, including Cisco, ran on extremist YouTube channels." PC Magazine 12:46 PM
  • "Cisco Pulls Ads From YouTube Over Inappropriate Content; Will Others Follow?" TheStreet 2:14 PM
  • "ASUS Announces New ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G)" Guru3D 7:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon" Reuters 2:13 PM
  • "The loudest mouth on Wall Street sticks it to the Apple doomsayers (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:44 AM
  • "Foxconn April sales higher than expected" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow marks longest win streak in 6 months as stock gauges log sharp weekly gains: Nvidia falls after results" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "Dow Jumps 91 Points, Finishes Higher for Seventh Consecutive Session: The S&P 500 also rose on Friday, while the Nasdaq declined." TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "S&P 500 index has its best weekly gain since early March" Associated Press 4:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Biggest One-Week Gain Since March: Fears fade that inflation will prompt higher interest rates" [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asian stock markets mostly rise as cooler U.S. inflation reading inspires 'risk-on' buying" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks take a breather after strong rally" Associated Press 12:53 PM
  • "U.K., Italian stocks secure higher close for Stoxx Europe 600: Trump to talk drug prices on Friday" MarketWatch 12:58 PM

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