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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Is a stronger social mission what Apple is missing? After its announcement that it's now using 100% renewable energy, can the company go further in instilling values into its mission? For inspiration, it needs to look no further than Patagonia."  Fast Company 8:32 AM
  • "Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs/Jurors will need to decide whether Apple's patents apply to the whole phone or just its components." ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Berkshire Hathaway Buys Apple as Others Flee" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Buffett Buys More Apple and Teva Shares, Dumps IBM" Investopedia 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's second-largest shareholder is Berkshire Hathaway" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "It's not just Amazon: Apple quietly explores Northern Virginia for 20,000 workers"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Apple Exploring North Carolina, Northern Virginia for New Campus" MacRumors 11:43 AM
  • "Apple is building a new campus for 20,000 employees — and we just got big hints where it could end up" Business Insider 12:09 PM
  • "Apple may need to fight Amazon for land to build Northern Virginia campus" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
OS X
News
  • "Google Chrome team rolls back the update that muted many web games" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Google shoots Chrome 66's silencer after developer backlash" The Register 7:36 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Chris Fenwick: After Effects in a Final Cut Pro X Workflow" fcp.co 8:17 AM
  • "Give your old Mac software eternal life: There are plenty of ways to get more out of outdated software."  Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "How to get rid of a persistent macOS Messages badge icon" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Awareness app helps you take healthy breaks when using Mac" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "macOS: Use These Keys to Keyboard Scroll Through Apps" The Mac Observer 12:05 PM
  • "Creative Bullet Lists In Pages" MacMost 11:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More" The Mac Observer 9:09 AM
  • "Scrapbook Crafter for macOS makes digital scrapbook creation easy and fun" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'ZipperDown' Flaw Might Expose Up To 100 Million Apple iPhones"  Forbes 3:52 PM
  • "App Store discovery is climbing after the iOS 11 redesign" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "I asked Apple for all my data. Here's what was sent back: Apple gave me all the data it collected on me since I bought my first iPhone — in 2010." ZDNet 9:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs speech from 1992 surfaces, talking about NeXT & Apple departure" AppleInsider 9:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs just shipped two new secrets" Apple Must 2:04 PM
  • "LSD and other psychedelics inspired some of Silicon Valley's greatest inventions, says author Michael Pollan: Long before Steve Jobs, internet pioneers like Doug Engelbart were dropping acid." Recode 8:14 AM
  • "Doom's lead programmer recalls working with Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Pay expands to over 30 more banks across the United States" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "It has been a bad week for encrypted messaging and it's only Wednesday: PGP and S/MIME email and Signal and Telegram desktop messages all have risks." Ars Technica 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Music rival Tidal accused of late royalty payments, inflating listener numbers" AppleInsider 5:21 PM
  • "Alarming Study Suggests Bitcoin Consumes an Astonishing Amount of Energy and It's Only Getting Worse" Gizmodo 3:59 PM
  • "The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X" Gizmodo 12:09 PM
  • "Senate votes for net neutrality -- enjoy the moment" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality, Now Expected to Face Major Hurdle in House" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality" TechCrunch 3:50 PM
  • "Senate Democrats Will Vote to Reverse Net Neutrality Rollback: Currently all 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus are voting in favor, as is Republican Susan Collins, Democrats say. The House is another story." PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "What to watch: Net neutrality's end approaches" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?" CBS News 8:31 AM
  • "The great Yanny vs Laurel debate is melting the internet" V3 8:14 AM
  • "Commons culture committee slams Facebook for 'disappointing' level of transparency following Cambridge Analytica scandal" V3 8:13 AM
  • "Samsung beefs up the Galaxy S9's color palette with red and gold: Its flagship handset will soon be available in Burgundy Red and Sunrise Gold." CNET 8:05 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Senate Net Neutrality, Nader's Whiff, Jony Watchman -ACM 462" The Mac Observer 8:32 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 075: May 16, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:48 PM
  • "#193: They Belong to the World Now/The future of third-party Twitter apps looks grim, but is it the end of the road? What makes an upgrade worthy of a price tag? Do class action lawsuits even matter? Should you use AirPods on planes? Does anyone like show descriptions written as hypothetical questions?" Relay FM: Connected 3:48 PM
  • "Designing Apple's Personal Robot, Yanny or Laurel -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-16" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Mobile Phone Creator Reflects on How We Use Our Portable Devices: I chatted with Martin Cooper, who led the team that created the first portable mobile phone in 1973 while working for Motorola." PC Magazine 8:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone SE 2 could pack iPhone X features into compact form factor" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Has Fully Restored Inventory of Mid 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pro Batteries" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Exclusive: 2018 iPhone To Get USB-C To Lightning, Fast-Charging Brick Out Of Box" ChargerLab 9:22 AM
  • "iPhone X and iPad Pro Named 'Displays of the Year' by SID" MacTrast 8:10 AM
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

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Scriba Stylus feels good and even works with iPhone" iDownload Blog 10:14 AM
  • "Sennheiser CX 6.00BT and HD1 Free: a tale of two headphones/Does $100 make that much of a difference?" The Verge 8:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple News versus Google News on iOS" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "YouTube for iOS gives you more control over your experience [Essential iOS Apps #14] Cult of Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Mixer is a great streaming platform, but the iOS app needs some work" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "'Bombarika' Review - A Truly Bombastic Puzzle Experience" Touch Arcade 3:58 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to change exercise goal" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "How to get a great patina on your iPhone X leather case: A step-by-step guide" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "How to Back Up iPhone Data to an External Drive" TechNewsWorld 9:39 AM
  • "How to use Google Pay: Pay for things, wirelessly" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "How to find out what data Apple has on you: A complete tally of info Apple has collected about you is a simple web form away." CNET 9:08 AM
  • "How to watch sports and get live scores in Apple's TV app" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "How to control which apps have access to iCloud" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "How to Record Your iPhone Screen" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:13 AM
Tips
  • "4 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Annoying iPhone Notifications" iDrop News 12:09 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about the new Google One cloud storage plans, prices & perks" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "If Apple Built a Family Robot, What Would it Be Like?" The Mac Observer 5:09 PM
  • "This iPhone X charger leak is so dumb I actually believe it" BGR 3:58 PM
  • "Fornite's Thanos event was great because it worked for everyone" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "Beautiful concept images show 2018 iPhone in its full glory" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Behold: The iPhone X Plus of your dreams"  BGR 10:27 AM
  • "Comment: Stop using AR as a gimmick and give us truly transformative experiences"  9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "How about an iPhone mute function with a timer feature?" Apple World Today 8:45 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (57): Open Season on Apple, Censorship, Company Activists, and More" eXtensions 7:30 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Revamped YouTube Music launching next week as 'YouTube Premium' replacing Red" 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "3 GOP Senators Join Dems to Pass Legislation Preserve Net Neutrality" The Mac Observer 5:09 PM
  • "Personal email is dead — but I still can't quit it" CNBC 9:09 AM
  • "Google Upgrades Its Cloud Storage Tiers" Benjamin Mayo 8:16 AM
  • "How 'Fortnite,' a 'Gamer's Game,' Took Over the World" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality" Wired 7:37 AM
  • "People like convenience more than privacy – so no, blockchain will not 'decentralise the web'" The Register 7:36 AM
  • "Which Voice Assistant Will Beat Alexa? (Probably Not Cortana)" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Low-Cost Apple Pencil Alternative, The Logitech Crayon Now Available to Schools" MacTrast 6:37 PM
  • "Jumpy Kitten 1.1 - Brand New Kitten Game for iPad and iPhone" prMac 5:51 PM
  • "Hulu Announces New Features Headed to iOS Apps and Web" MacTrast 5:48 PM
  • "Apple Stores hosting events with Nike+ head coach, disability rights activist for Global Accessibility Awareness Day" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Sonnet ships $199 Solo 10G Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter offering 10 gigabit connectivity" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "Plex Extends Shop Floor Mobility with Plex Mobile App" PRNewswire 11:17 AM
  • "Monaco Launches Wallet App to Bring Cryptocurrency to Every Wallet™" PRNewswire 11:17 AM
  • "Transition App Now Features Additional Information for Military Spouses and Those with Disabilities" PRNewswire 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone X luxury battery case with integrated solar panel hits market, but costs 4x phone price" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit on the way to Netgear's wireless Arlo Pro camera" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "Incognito mode spotted in YouTube app" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Logitech Crayon now available to schools" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Fortnite update brings customizable HUD, burst assault rifle" Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
  • "'Fortnite 4.2' Adds HUD Customization, a New Burst Assault Rifle, and the Return of Solid Gold Limited Time Mode" Touch Arcade 8:15 AM
  • "Strike: Free Kick Football released for iOS, Android and Facebook" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Maze Race Challenge new game for iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC & Xbox" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "TunesKit Released Video Cutter to Cut, Edit, Convert Videos Losslessly" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Google's AI-powered News app arrives on iOS" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "The new AI-powered Google News app is now available for iOS" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud: The OS is no longer the heart and soul of the company, and Microsoft knows it." Computerworld/A> 6:26 PM 6:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Plans Low-Cost Tablet Line to Rival iPad" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Rumored To Launch $400 Surface Tablets To Take On Apple's $329 iPad" Redmond Pie 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft is going to try to make a cheap Surface tablet... again/$400 Intel-powered device reported to be coming later this year." Ars Technica 11:29 AM
  • "How Microsoft's cheaper Surface tablet can beat the iPad: Microsoft is building a cheaper Surface tablet to compete against Apple's iPad, according to Bloomberg. Microsoft has tried this before — and failed. Here's what it needs to do to succeed." CNBC 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks the rollout of Windows 10 April 2018 Update to computers with problematic Intel SSDs" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Focuses on Malware Protection in Latest Windows 10 preview" Digital Trends 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider Preview release all about fighting malware" Digital Trends 5:30 PM
  • "Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month's big bugs — and no Previews" Computerworld 9:08 AM
  • "HP Inc.'s Revenue Growth Expected to Continue in Fiscal 2018" Market Realist 8:05 AM
  • "HP's EliteBooks get more portable and powerful than ever" [Video Report] CNET 8:04 AM
  • "HP polishes up its Envy laptops for spring 2018 - Video" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's First 10nm Cannon Lake CPU Confirmed" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Intel launches OpenVINO computer vision toolkit for edge computing" VentureBeat 9:16 AM
  • "Intel launches toolkit to bring computer vision to the edge: The OpenVINO toolkit should make it easy for developers to deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices." ZDNet 9:39 AM
  • "AMD Lands Another Exclusive Radeon GPU Brand: Meet MSI MECH" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "AMD shares rise after analyst upgrades chipmaker due to Intel's manufacturing technology delay" CNBC 11:28 AM
  • "AMD's stock surges after analyst upgrades 2 months after turning bearish" MarketWatch 7:58 AM
  • "Oracle Buys Datascience to Boost Big-Data Analytics Offerings: The data analysis startup had raised more than $28 million in venture funding" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle buys Datascience.com to boost big data analytics offerings" MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "Oracle acquires machine learning platform Datascience.com" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco quarterly revenue rises 4.4 percent" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco drops despite earnings beat: Cisco beat estimates on earnings and revenue, with guidance in line." CNBC 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco posts solid Q3 as it grows software business" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Cisco shares fall after slight earnings beat, tepid outlook" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco's tepid forecast clouds quarterly beat, shares fall" Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings: What to Watch/Networking-gear maker looks to show revenue growth wasn't a blip" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Reports Earnings With Positive Charts But With Limited Upside" Seeking Alpha 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco Reports Earnings on Wednesday: What to Watch" RealMoney 7:42 AM
  • "Can Cisco Keep Up the Pace With Earnings?" 24/7 Wall St. 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple giants: Who bought, who sold" Apple 3.0 8:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks stage rebound as traders shake off rising bond yields: Russell 2000 closes at record" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Wall Street Weighs Rising Rates: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close broadly higher" Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks" Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Retailers: Macy's shares surge; Treasury yields remain near recent highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian markets close flat to lower amid new worries from North Korea: Japan snaps streak of economic growth, North Korea threatens to cancel summit" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as North Korea risks return: Italian stocks slide as leaked coalition draft show radical plans" MarketWatch 8:44 AM

 
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