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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple as a Service Part 1: Entering a Period of Greater iPhone Visibility"  Loup Ventures 9:59 AM
  • "Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit: Dust disables costly kit and repairs are expensive"  The Register 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Failing Keyboards" LAPTOP Magazine 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung Tries to Chip Away at Apple's iPhone Patent Award: Samsung Electronics Co. is trying again to chip away at Apple Inc.'s long-ago $1 billion victory in their legal fight over smartphone technology: by disassembling the iPhone."  Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung patent battle revived in California court" BBC 10:00 AM
  • "Copying allegations could—but shouldn't—decide the Apple v. Samsung retrial on design patent damages" Foss Patents 11:03 AM
  • "Apple seeks to 'take disability out of the equation': Ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the tech giant discusses its work helping people with disabilities."  CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Researchers Discover Vulnerabilities in PGP/GPG Email Encryption Plugins, Users Advised to Avoid for Now"  MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "Why Final Cut Pro X is HUGE in Europe" 8:28 AM
  • "This malware is harvesting saved credentials in Chrome, Firefox browsers: Researchers say the new Vega Stealer malware is currently being used in a simple campaign but has the potential to go much further." ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers" MacRumors 2:02 PM
  • "macOS 10.13.5 beta 5 now available for developers" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "How to protect yourself from the EFAIL vulnerability on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 9:57 AM
  • "How to Remove GPGTools/GPGMail Encryption Plugin From Apple Mail" MacRumors 8:24 AM
  • "How to Protect Yourself from the Efail Encrypted Email Security Flaw" The Mac Observer 11:23 AM
  • "5 Mac Terminal tips you'll want to use" Computerworld 9:03 AM
  • "One way to use an iPad as a display for a headless Mac" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "How to move your Photos library to an external drive in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Audio for 360° Video and VR experiences -Apple job postings" Alex4D 10:52 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Aims Jabs at Google, Facebook" ["During a commencement speech delivered over the weekend at Duke University, Cook spoke at length about Apple's commitment to protecting user privacy and took a dig at those who trade in those rights for greater financial success. Without naming names, it soon became clear that Apple's CEO was indirectly aiming jabs at Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc., both of which collect personal data to target ads."]  Investopedia 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook urges Duke graduates to think hard about data privacy" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook took another thinly disguised shot at Mark Zuckerberg over the Facebook data fiasco" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Tim Cook Delivers 2018 Duke Commencement Address: 'Think Different'" MacTrast 8:33 AM
  • "Apple sued for alleged role in 2016 EgyptAir plane crash"  Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple sued over iPhone's alleged role in EgyptAir flight 804 crash" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Family of EgyptAir crash victims sue Apple, claiming an iPhone took down the plane" BGR 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's App Store redesign improved app discovery, report finds" TechCrunch 11:00 AM
  • "Report: iOS 11 App Store redesign pushes browse-based app discovery, search remains install leader" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "Apple, Again, Grows Its California Self-driving Fleet, It Has the Second Biggest Fleet (Updated)" macReports 1:56 PM
  • "Apple's self-driving car fleet grows to 55 in California" TechCrunch 2:53 PM
  • "First season of Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' show is now available for free in Apple's TV app" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "A 'technologically illiterate' New Yorker illustrator explains why he finally started drawing on an iPad" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Watch an iPhone explode and burst into flames on video" BGR 10:00 AM
  • "Apple Shares New Ad Highlighting Portrait Lighting on iPhone X" MacRumors 2:52 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Computer seller Businessland closes, hits NeXT" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google to Offer Rewards With New Cloud Storage Platform: The new Google One platform will offer extra benefits to customers that include credits on Google Play or deals on select hotels found in Google Search." PC Magazine 9:13 PM
  • "Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail: The previously promised feature rolled out today." Ars Technica 6:49 PM
  • "Canonical has removed two apps from the Ubuntu Snap Store due to malware" Neowin 6:15 PM
  • "Cyber crime: Under-reporting of attacks gives hackers a green light, say police" ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "President Trump promises to grant ZTE a new lease of life" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "TiVo now rolling out Alexa support for its DVRs" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "Chili's restaurant chain suffers data breach: Customers are being warned that payment card information was likely involved in the data breach." ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Facebook Has Suspended About 200 Apps That Might Have Misused Your Data" BuzzFeed 8:28 AM
  • "Lenovo teases a true all-screen phone" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "Lenovo Teases New Z5 Smartphone With True Edge-to-Edge Display, No Notch [Images] iClarified 8:26 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Music Composer John Lunn" The Mac Observer 6:03 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 073: May 14, 2018" 9to5Mac 4:32 PM
  • "The Microsoft and Apple Team Up Debate, Efail Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-14" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "iPhone SE with Face ID could debut in September" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Analyst: Blue, yellow, pink iPhones coming this fall" Apple 3.0 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Seen Launch Multiple Colors for iPhone 8S — Rosenblatt" StreetInsider 9:12 AM
  • "'iPhone 8s' could bring back iPhone 5c color options in the fall, says analyst" AppleInsider 10:59 AM
  • "How To Crash iOS 11.3.x SpringBoard On Any iPhone" Redmond Pie 11:01 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 beta 5 for iPhone and iPad now available" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:11 AM

  • "Make your iPhone X look like an iMac G3 with these cool limited edition cases" Macworld 2:52 PM
  • "Unboxing Spigen's iMac G3- and iPhone 1.0-styled iPhone X cases" 9:13 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How I use my iPad: Save Images – a free Safari image downloader [Video] 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "'Axe.IO' Review - Adding Axes to The .io Formula" Touch Arcade 10:11 AM
  • "iPhone: How to use a personal hotspot and change passwords" 9to5Mac 4:33 PM
  • "How to use an Apple Watch when you don't see so good" Apple Must 11:36 AM
  • "How to upgrade memory on your mid-2012 or earlier Mac Pro" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "Keyboard Position Options On the iPad" MacMost 8:12 AM
  • "Google Drive: Everything you need to know! Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that is cross-platform and great for syncing and sharing files across devices." iMore 9:12 PM
  • "Easy Ways to Stop Wasting Data on Your iPhone" Mashable 11:02 AM
  • "Apple oversells the iPhone X (Video): Portrait mode is a nice feature, but not that nice." Apple 3.0 9:23 PM
  • "Apple grows its self-driving car fleet, but what exactly is it doing? Everyone's favorite purveyor of slick glass-and-aluminum computers and phones has been rumored to be in the self-driving car game for years now, but what do we actually know?" CNET 9:13 PM
  • "Ralph Nader Uses Apple's Success as Focal Point for His Causes in Open Letter" The Mac Observer 6:03 PM
  • "New note offers an interesting idea for Apple's most intriguing iPhone X successor" BGR 2:01 PM
  • "iPhone SE 2 rumors are sketchy, confusing and all over the place" iDownload Blog 2:01 PM
  • "iPhone SE 2 Rumors Remain Conflicted Over Design and Release Date" MacRumors 1:55 PM
  • "How Steve Jobs solicited feedback" Apple 3.0 11:29 AM
  • "Cramer on Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy pitch" CNBC Videos 11:00 AM
  • "Feature Request: One new feature I'd like to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Some Thoughts on Google Photos vs Apple Photos"  Om Malik 9:13 AM
  • "Why the Apple Store Is Selling a Bike Helmet: The Lumos helmet's integration with the Apple Watch makes a cool gadget even cooler—and shows us the promise of smartwatches." Slate 8:57 AM
  • "Woz on the importance of HP in the creation of Apple" The Loop 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook vs. Democracy. A conversation with Francis Fukuyama" Monday Note 1:56 PM
  • "Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed? Google's new Duplex AI sounds human, with stammers, pauses, and all. It could be a useful addition to Google Assistant or the harbinger of something much more dark and worrisome." ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "My love-hate relationship with technology" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice" PCWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Hey Google, stop trying to make Assistant my friend: Machines are not people, too." CNET 8:20 AM
  • "How to design your company's digital wellness strategy." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spigen announces special edition iPhone X cases echoing iMac G3 and original iPhone design" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
  • "App Store could get flooded with gambling apps, after SCOTUS kills sports wager ban" AppleInsider 11:04 AM
  • "'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability" AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Apple and Canal+ to offer Apple TV 4K as alternate cable box" VentureBeat 9:43 AM
  • "Inko Whiteboard now Offered through Apple's Volume Purchase Program" prMac 9:29 AM
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fortnite', 'Icewind Dale', 'Hosted Games', 'Crashlands', and More" Touch Arcade 9:12 AM
  • "Graphisoft Introduces BIMx Presenter for iOS and Android" Architosh 9:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google, Microsoft Use AI to Tackle Corporate Email Inboxes" IT Pro Today 9:43 AM
  • "How Microsoft is Using AI to Tackle Fake News" Gizmodo 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft admits it was late to the virtual assistant game with Cortana" TechRadar UK 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft, Commonwealth Bank, KPMG partner for Wiise joint venture" ZDNet 9:07 PM
  • "Can We Expect Microsoft to Continue to Increase Spending?" Market Realist 2:53 PM
  • "IBM Executives Press U.S. Lawmakers Not to Adopt EU Privacy Law" Bloomberg 9:35 AM
  • "HP Envy x360 13 with AMD Ryzen Mobile coming soon for $760 and up" Liliputing 9:25 AM
  • "HP unveils a slew of new Envy and Elite PCs" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "HP Envy and Elite PCs: Smallest convertible to widest curved all-in-one" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "HP's new Envy PC is the first all-in-one with Alexa built-in" Engadget 8:55 AM
  • "HP made an all-in-one PC with Alexa built in" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "HP's Envy x360 15 lets you choose between Intel and AMD" PCWorld 8:31 AM
  • "HP's Envy x360 13 goes all in on Ryzen" PCWorld 8:30 AM
  • "HP's new EliteBook x360 is even smaller and now offers LTE" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Dell launches customer solution centre in Dubai" Gulf News 9:34 AM
  • "New Dell Technologies Customer Solution Center Launches in the UAE" Al Bawaba 9:33 AM
  • "Home>Motherboards/Intel Releases Z390 Chipset Product Information: New Motherboards Inbound" AnandTech 9:32 AM
  • "Intel posts Z390 chipset documents on its website" TechSpot 9:32 AM
  • "Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look" AnandTech 9:31 AM
  • "Intel NUC 8 PC review: tiny gamer" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Intel invests in artificial intelligence chip start-up" ITP Technology 9:31 AM
  • "Intel releases Z390 chipset specs" bit-tech 9:30 AM
  • "Intel Briefs Upcoming Z390 Chipset" CDR Info 9:30 AM
  • "Intel shares Z390 desktop chipset product brief" Hexus 9:30 AM
  • "Intel Z390 Chipset Product Brief and Block Diagram posted" Guru3D 9:30 AM
  • "Intel product brief spills the beans on the Z390 chipset" The Tech Report 9:30 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Pro Mobile Debuts: What You Need to Know" LAPTOP Magazine 9:27 AM
  • "AMD's ready to do work with Ryzen Pro Mobile coming to a laptop near you" Digital Trends 9:27 AM
  • "AMD challenges Intel as HP, Dell, and Lenovo announce 'Ryzen Pro' business PCs" Windows Central 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Launches Ryzen Pro: Intel Xeon Competitor, Now With Vega" TweakTown 9:27 AM
  • "GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop: Integrated graphics mean that AMD's chips can now go head to head with Intel's." Ars Technica 6:26 PM
  • "AMD Introduces Broad AMD Ryzen PRO Mobile & Desktop APU Systems for Enterprise" Guru3D 9:27 AM
  • "AMD integrates Ryzen PRO and Radeon Vega graphics in next-generation APUs" ZDNet 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Launches Broad Portfolio of Ryzen Pro Hardware" ExtremeTech 6:05 PM
  • "Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business" The Register 9:26 AM
  • "Oracle Enables Smart Manufacturing with New Artificial Intelligence Cloud Applications" A Jot 9:19 AM
  • "Oracle-migration specialists sought for £500m police ERP framework" Public Technology 9:17 AM
  • "Oracle: Google is harvesting up to a gigabyte of data from users each month" The Inquirer 9:18 AM
  • "Oracle claims Google exfiltrates 1GB of data from Android phones every month" Computing 9:16 AM
  • "Oracle tells tales about Google data slurps to Australian regulator" The Register 9:16 AM
  • "Cisco: Acquiring Accompany to Drive Revenue Growth" Market Realist 2:53 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Hon Hai's Profit Misses After Apple Barely Grew iPhone Sales" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow books longest win streak in 8 months as trade fears ebb: Russell 2000 flirts with first record since Jan. 23, but ends lower" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Dow Rises for Eighth Day as Prospects for China Trade Deal Improve: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closed higher on Monday." TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed after early rally fades" Associated Press 4:29 PM
  • "Stock rally set to continue as market risks ease" FOXBusiness 8:59 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Higher as Trade Tensions Ease: Dow posts eighth consecutive rise amid signs of cooling U.S.-China trade rhetoric" [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Malaysia markets end higher in first trading day after election: Malaysian stocks FBMKLCI, +0.21% turned positive to close slightly higher on Monday after opening nearly 3% lower as markets opened for the first time since the stunning election victory for Mahathir Mohamad's opposition coalition last week." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "European stocks slip as traders watch Italian politics: European stocks moved slightly lower on Monday, with investors tracking developments in Italian politics after two populist parties said they had reached a deal to form a new government." MarketWatch 7:35 AM

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