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Monday Highlights: iPhone suppliers suffering under weakening iPhone production according to WSJ report, but some claim reports are misleading—coverage in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Axios sat for interview with Tim Cook on HBO Sunday discussing gender diversity in tech, Apple's search deal with Google—more in our General Interest section; Axios also spent time touring Apple's health lab; Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, tells Australian Financial Review Apple mistakenly focused on sleek design of iPhone over battery life; it's official, Facebook can cause depression; TechCrunch got hands-on with foldable display.

  • "Apple As A Service Part 4: New Product Categories"  Loup Ventures 11:55 AM
  • "Apple to Fight EU Irish Tax Case Without U.S. Support Role" Bloomberg 7:07 PM
  • "Tim Cook's 'not even a quarter baked' justification for Apple's $100 billion stock buybacks has baffled some economists"  Business Insider 7:15 PM
  • "Original Mac designer Susan Kare takes stand in Apple v. Samsung trial"  AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "North Carolina, Apple negotiating deal on Triangle campus"  WRAL 7:07 AM
  • "Apple may land in North Carolina, not Northern Virginia" Axios 7:47 AM
  • "North Carolina Apple campus could be 'a done deal' if incentives pass" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Virginia could turn into new tech hub as Amazon, Apple consider campuses" Digital Trends 8:18 AM
  • "Evidence is mounting that Apple has picked a location for its new campus that could create as many as 10,000 jobs" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple planning new campus for North Carolina: Report/Apple is planning a new corporate campus for the United States, and a new report says it's set for North Carolina." ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Apple Faces Lawsuit, Petition For Recall Over MacBook Pro Keyboard" CRN 8:54 AM
  • "Qualcomm says Apple canceled recent patent and antitrust settlement meeting on short notice" Foss Patents 11:04 AM
  • "How Apple's iPad, Swift and VoiceOver teach the blind to code: It's Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which felt like a good day to explain how the accessibility features inside Swift Playgrounds and Apple solutions are enabling visually impaired people to code."  Computerworld 7:22 AM
  • "How to Use Parallels Desktop to Run macOS High Sierra as a Virtual Machine" The Mac Observer 6:57 PM
  • "Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here's How to Get Them Back" OS X Daily 2:41 PM
  • "How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service" MacRumors 7:25 AM
  • "How to password protect files and folders on your Mac" Apple Must 12:29 PM
  • "How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS" AppleInsider 2:40 PM
Press Releases
  • "Databuzz Releases fmEcommerce Link (WooCommerce Edition) v1.5" prMac 9:17 PM
  • "Mac legend formZ has gained a new rendering engine—Academy Award-winning V-Ray" Architosh 8:40 AM
  • "Usage is a free macOS app that may appeal to time tracking fans" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Huawei is better than Apple in the eyes of Chinese consumers despite their preference for global companies, new poll reveals"  South China Morning Post 7:08 AM
  • "Huawei beats Apple in China-focused corporate reputation survey" AppleInsider 7:08 AM
  • "Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools serving blind and deaf students nationwide" Apple 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's Everyone Can Code Curriculum Expanding to Schools Serving Blind and Deaf Students" MacRumors 7:47 AM
  • " Updated With Focus on Accessibility Features of iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and More" MacRumors 7:27 AM
  • "Apple brings its coding lessons to schools for students who are blind and deaf" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "Apple updates Accessibility pages with great content and more" Apple Must 8:44 AM
  • "Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men's Dreams: An oral history of artificial intelligence, as told by its godfathers, gadflies, and Justin Trudeau." Bloomberg 8:20 AM
  • "How a cartoonist makes digital art" ["Working with a program I was used to helped me adjust to drawing on an iPad, and adding a matte screen protector from PaperLike made a huge difference. Using an Apple Pencil on the iPad is just way more pleasant now, and it reduces glare."] The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Global PC sales to hit bottom in 2Q18" ["Meanwhile, Taiwan's Acer and Asustek are losing ground in the market for business-use PCs, failing to compete well with Dell and HP in the US and Europe markets or challenge Lenovo in China. Their PC shipments for the first quarter of 2018 declined 7-13% on year, with their shipment gaps widening further with Apple, now the world's No. 4 PC brand vendor. Austek also estimated its PC shipments for the second quarter to see a 10% sequential fall."] DigiTimes 7:48 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Amazon's Global Smart Speaker Share Falls Below 50% in Q1 2018 as Competition Heats Up" Business Wire 2:42 PM
  • "Apple HomePod Shipments Estimated at 600,000 for 1Q18 [Chart] iClarified 2:43 PM
  • "Apple shipped an estimated 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter of the year" The Verge 7:09 PM
  • "Samsung slams iPhone speed in a fun ad that doesn't make much sense/Headscratcher: Samsung doesn't compare the Galaxy S9 to an iPhone X, but an older model." CNET 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung takes a swipe at iPhone 'Batterygate' and notch in new ad" Android Authority 8:54 AM
  • "Apple corrects its IPhone map, stops sending unsuspecting travelers into unfinished tunnel" Iceland Magazine 10:07 AM
  • "Dubai is constructing a building that looks like a giant iPad and has so much technology it acts like 'Iron Man's armor'" Business Insider 7:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google needs to catch up on blockchain before it's too late, this former Google manager says" Business Insider 7:17 PM
  • "Valve's PC game streaming service Steam Link launches in beta on Android" The Verge 7:09 PM
  • "House committee accepts amendment to uphold ZTE ban" TechCrunch 7:08 PM
  • "Facebook's accessibility ambitions" TechCrunch 11:04 AM
  • "More Artists Are Writing Songs in the Key of AI" Wired 10:07 AM
  • "Senate approves resolution to reverse FCC's ending of Net Neutrality" New York Post 7:05 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 076: May 17, 2018" 9to5Mac 7:14 PM
  • "Getting Ready for WWDC iOS and macOS Betas, App Camp for Girls Fundraiser Concert -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-17" The Mac Observer 6:57 PM
  • "Full transcript: Dave Patterson and John Hennessy on Recode Decode/The pair won the Turing Prize in 2017 for revolutionizing computer processing by developing RISC." Recode 12:56 PM
  • "187: Sittin' Here With a Bunch of Jazz" The Rebound 10:19 AM
  • "Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in 18 months: Wireless charging and fast charging might be a great solution to the pressures that more power-thirsty devices are placing on batteries, but these solutions could very well cause other problems down the line."  ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Begins to Sell Out of AirPort Base Stations" MacRumors 11:53 AM
  • "Apple again replacing 2012-2013 MacBook Pro batteries" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "Apple seeds sixth beta of iOS 11.4 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:45 PM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier to browse media from multiple sources on its various devices" Apple World Today 8:16 AM
  • "How to fix iPhone battery life problems" iMore 11:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:56 AM

  • "Hands-on: Google Pixel 2 XL versus iPhone X multitasking [Video] 9to5Mac 7:14 PM
  • "Hands on: Steam Link lets you play Mac and PC games on iOS and tvOS with a few hiccups" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First Look: Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is a cute crossover battler that lacks a deeper pull/Teaming up Disney and Pixar characters is cool, but this iOS and Android freebie is too streamlined for its own good." Macworld 10:18 AM
  • "Apple Watch: How to share Activity data with others" 9to5Mac 7:14 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to check your passive and total calories burned" 9to5Mac 7:14 PM
  • "Here's how to send emails that expire with Gmail's new 'confidential mode'" Business Insider 2:42 PM
  • "Use AirDrop to Securely Transfer Files Across Your Devices" Intego 2:41 PM
  • "Simple Data Entry With iOS Numbers Forms" MacMost 11:18 AM
  • "How to delete and recover photos and video on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:09 AM
  • "How to Put an mSATA SSD in SATA Mac" Low End Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Avoid Battery Drain on iPhone with These Settings" iDrop News 7:27 AM
  • "How to use Apple's TV app to find great content" iDownload Blog 7:25 AM
  • "How to get a refund for iTunes or App Store purchases" iMore 7:25 AM
  • "Three iOS tricks you're probably not using" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "For Apple, this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education" TechCrunch 8:39 PM
  • "Feature Request: Twitter's apps need timeline streaming if they want 'that feeling of electricity'" 9to5Mac 2:44 PM
  • "'Apple Glasses' AR headset could launch in 2021, says Gene Munster" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
  • "The rapid-fire way Steve Jobs got employees to tell him what was wrong" Business Insider 11:52 AM
  • "Dear jurors, here's how to tell the difference between an iPhone and a Samsung phone" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Change My View: MacBook Pro keyboard issues are embarrassing but overblown"  9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "How is it possible that Apple hasn't copied this feature yet from Android?"  BGR 8:00 AM
  • "2 fast, 2 furious: iPhone SE 2 rumors run amok" Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "Google's data collection might become creepier than ever with the help of AI" BGR 9:17 PM
  • "What Google isn't telling us about its AI demo" Axios 2:40 PM
  • "Ways to Think About Crypto's Potential" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:55 AM
  • "In the battle over Net Neutrality, 5G could be our salvation" Mashable 9:09 AM
  • "How The FCC Subverted Net Neutrality's First Principles" Forbes 8:42 AM
  • "Comment: As Senate votes to keep net neutrality, there's only one hope it will pass the House" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Global Intelligence Virtual Assistant Market 2018-2023: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts -" Business Wire 11:59 AM
  • "Waze for iOS is finally coming to Ford cars" The Verge 10:07 AM
  • "This week's Apple Pay promo brings back free Instacart grocery delivery" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "These stunning OnePlus 6 wallpapers look awesome on iPhone X" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "This $4,600 solar charger comes with an iPhone X attached" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, finally rolls out Apple Pay" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Google introduces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "YouTube's New Music Streaming Service, YouTube Music, Now Official" iPhone Hacks 6:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official: Intel said it was making 10nm processors; now we know what processor and which customer." Ars Technica 5:52 AM
  • "Intel Shares New Details on 10nm Delay, Future 14nm Products" ExtremeTech 8:03 AM
  • "Intel details first 10nm Cannon Lake chip: Coming first to Lenovo Ideapad 330" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Xeon Gold 6138P With Integrated Arria 10 FPGA Announced, Already In Mass Production" SegmentNext 7:56 AM
  • "Intel Xeon Scalable 6138P is its first shipping CPU with an FPGA on board" The Tech Report 7:57 AM
  • "Intel Announces First Xeon Scalable Processor with Integrated Intel Arria 10 FPGA" CDR Info 7:57 AM
  • "Intel Shows Xeon Scalable Gold 6138P with Integrated FPGA, Shipping to Vendors" AnandTech 7:58 AM
  • "Intel's Mobileye gets self-driving tech deal for 8 million cars" VentureBeat 7:59 AM
  • "Intel is testing self-driving cars in 'challenging' Jerusalem conditions" Engadget 7:37 PM
  • "Millions of Computers Are at Risk of Hacks That Crack Into Their Core: Yuriy Bulygin, Intel's former threat guru, is fighting the ghost in the machine." Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel's latest foray: Powering the internet of things" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Giving Disabled Gamers a Better Controller: Xbox Adaptive Controller is the latest step by game companies to be more inclusive" [Paid Membership Required] 7:31 PM
  • "Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is coming to Windows 10 PCs later this year" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Xbox Controller Is Designed for People With Limited Mobility" Time 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller helps players with disabilities game more comfortably: The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a versatile device for people with limited mobility." PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Xbox Adaptive Controller first look: A new, necessary gamepad/The video game industry has long ignored players with disabilities." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "In the lab with Xbox's new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever: Microsoft's most incomplete accessory ever, at only $100, is also its most ambitious." Ars Technica 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller opens up gaming to people with disabilities: The controller features ports for a whole range of peripherals" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Nvidia and AMD to suffer from crypto downturn" Fudzilla 7:56 AM
  • "Teamgroup Launches New Spec DDR4 memory for AMD Ryzen CPUs at 3466 MHz" Guru3D 7:55 AM
  • "Shutterstock Says Working With IBM To Help Marketers Build Engaging Media Campaigns" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "IBM opens Q Network Hub in Tokyo to help businesses explore quantum computing: IBM and Keio University have opened the first 'fully operational' Q Network Hub to bring together academics and enterprises and develop new algorithms for quantum computing." TechRepublic 8:01 AM
  • "IBM and Veridium Labs Use the Stellar Blockchain to Create a Carbon Credit Blockchain Token" blokt 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco critical flaw warning: These 10/10 severity bugs need patching now" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Oracle looks at shipping's blockchain quest with HMM collaboration" Splash 247 8:11 AM
  • "Nvidia's Turing GPUs will reportedly debut in July: Expects to see some beefy graphics tech make a splash in summer" The Inquirer 10:46 AM
  • "UK 'leading world' in compassionate technology" BBC 6:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Could Apple Inc. Really Be Worth $1 Trillion?"  Market Realist 11:55 AM
  • "The Bear Case for Apple Inc. Stock: An In-Depth Look" InvestorPlace 11:58 AM
  • "Why Are Analysts Almost Always Wrong About Apple?" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Why Apple Investors Cut Stakes by Most in Decade" Investopedia 7:47 AM
  • "10 funds that dumped all their Apple shares last quarter" Apple 3.0 11:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks slump as Cisco leads retreat by tech shares; Russell 2000 books back-to-back records: Cisco, Walmart finish the day lower after quarterly reports" MarketWatch 7:05 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline as Walmart, Cisco Finish Lower: The Dow dropped nearly 55 points on Thursday." TheStreet 7:05 PM
  • "Stocks slip on Cisco outlook, trade turmoil" FOXBusiness 7:05 PM
  • "US stock indexes veer lower ahead of trade talks with China" Associated Press 7:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat on Trade Worries: Walmart and Cisco Systems lead blue chips lower" [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 PM
  • "Asian markets log third day of losses, even as Tencent surges: Tech giant jumps after earnings report; A2 Milk stems losses" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as Italian politics, earnings remain in focus: Ocado surges after deal to enter U.S. market" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

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