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  • "First €1.5 billion of Apple tax paid into escrow account"  RTÉ 8:44 AM
  • "Apple $1.8 Billion Tax Arrears Payment Eases Pressure on Ireland" Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes" Reuters 8:38 AM
  • "European court blocks US government from Apple tax case"  Irish Independent 8:40 AM
  • "How Apple's big picture ventures get small for the consumer: Taking big ideas and making products that people can use."  Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung trial gives obscure phone parts their 15 minutes of fame" CNET 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung Only Wants to Pay for Single Parts in Apple Lawsuit" Digital Trends 10:02 AM
  • "Samsung Likely to Avoid $1 Billion Apple Fee (Audio)" Bloomberg 3:02 PM
  • "Apple v Samsung Poses Threat Beyond Just Tech"  Inside Sources 1:45 PM
  • "The Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit might finally end today" BGR 5:18 PM
  • "LGBT groups seethe as Apple eyes North Carolina site"  Axios 8:41 AM
  • "Apple may open a campus in North Carolina, home of harsh anti-LGBTQ laws" Mashable 12:59 PM
  • "PSA: Here's how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "How to find and remove the 'mshelper' malware on your Mac: If you're Mac is slower than usual, experiencing battery drain, and constantly running its fans, you might be affected by a new piece of malware." iMore 6:17 PM
  • "How to use a network gateway to share files: With AirPort base stations out of production, there is a way to create a network file server with a non-Apple router." Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "Mac tip: A foolproof way to eliminate unwanted email" Apple Must 8:37 AM
  • "How to Convert Several Images into a Single PDF Using Preview" MacRumors 8:56 AM
  • "macOS: Scrolling in Safari With Keyboard Shortcuts" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "Add Web Links To the Desktop, Dock and Menu Bar" MacMost 11:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Point In Space Announces FileMaker 17 Cloud Hosting Availability" Point In Space 9:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living" AppleInsider 12:59 PM
  • "App Store Developers Form a 'Union' Ahead of WWDC Calling for Free App Trials, Better Rates" MacRumors 12:59 PM
  • "The Developers Union Forms to Give Indie Developers a Voice to Apple" The Mac Observer 6:23 PM
  • "The Developers Union wants Apple to fix the App Store" Neowin 9:32 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X best-selling smartphone, Xiaomi enters top 3 models"  IANS 8:40 AM
  • "Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK" AppleInsider 7:53 PM
  • "Report: Google Home making gains on Alexa, Apple HomePod in 4th place - Search Engine Land"  Search Engine Land 8:43 AM
  • "Early Apple HomePod Numbers Don't Look Very Impressive" Tom's Guide 8:41 AM
  • "Samsung mocks Apple again: This time it's poking fun at iPhone's throttling troubles" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "LocationSmart Bug Provided Easy Access to Real-Time Location Data of Millions of Phones" MacRumors 1:00 PM
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Dumps Facebook And Thinks Ethereum Could Be The New Apple" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak laments the current deceit of big tech" 8:40 AM
  • "Want to live in a giant iPod? You can if you move to Dubai" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "iPod design, iPad name borrowed for high-tech Dubai apartment building" AppleInsider 9:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'The Dark Overlord' Hackers Shrug Off Reported Arrest: 'The authorities have done nothing to affect our operations. None of our members have been lost to an arrest,' a member of the group told PCMag." PC Magazine 3:19 PM
  • "House Democrats are collecting signatures to force a vote on net neutrality" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "Trump reportedly lobbied postmaster general to double USPS package delivery rates on Amazon and others" GeekWire 3:46 PM
  • "Trump reportedly wants to punish Amazon by trying to double Postal Service rates" The Verge 2:53 PM
  • "Trump reportedly tried to personally demand the Postal Service to double how much it charges Amazon" Business Insider 1:44 PM
  • "How Google, Facebook will adapt to Europe's new privacy law" Associated Press 10:02 AM
  • "Sonos cuts 96 employees in a bid to boost profitability ahead of IPO" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "Net neutrality rescue effort is 'exercise in futility,' says Senator John Thune: The Republican is OK with policies to prevent ISPs from throttling internet speeds, but calls Democrats' current efforts political grandstanding." CNET 8:13 AM
  • "iMore show 607: Google Play Jump Newsstand" iMore 3:59 PM
  • "Twitter Killing Client App APIs, Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-18" The Mac Observer 2:46 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 173: Twitter ruffles feathers, iPhone SE and fast charging rumors, iOS 12 wish list" 9to5Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Don't buy a new MacBook Pro until you hear our newest CultCastCult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast talks with artist Author&Punisher, plus Eventide and Teenage Engineering at Moogfest 2018" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Vergecast: the Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and gadget updates" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Apple suppliers brace for profit slide as gadget sales slow: Taiwan's contract manufacturers hope AI era will bring orders boost" Nikkei 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's Discontinued AirPort Base Stations Are Beginning to Disappear From Store Shelves" MacTrast 8:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:15 AM

  • "Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "Case Review: Spigen's Ultra Hybrid for the iPhone X" iMore 10:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to play PC games on iPhone or iPad with the Steam Link app: Apple Arcade episode 9" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "Disney Heroes Battle Mode Review: One Incredible Mobile RPG" iMore 3:46 PM
  • "'Minesweeper Genius' Review – A Classic Game with a Modern Twist" Touch Arcade 4:04 PM
  • "'Aero Smash' Review - Fly Your Way Across Voxel Battlegrounds for the High Score" Touch Arcade 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to set photo as watch face" 9to5Mac 6:12 PM
  • "How to block websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:58 PM
  • "How to See Where Apple Tracks You on Your iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 11:02 AM
  • "How to add the 2018 World Cup schedule to your calendar" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • "How to set up and use text replacements on your iPhone keyboard" iDownload Blog 10:02 AM
  • "Here's How to Block a Number on Any Smartphone" Digital Trends 10:02 AM
  • "6 tips for faster Apple iPhone charging" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Glasses are still years away from becoming real" BGR 9:31 PM
  • "Did Google Fake Its Duplex AI Demo?" ExtremeTech 8:55 PM
  • "Samsung Compares Galaxy S9 To Very Slow iPhone 6 In New Ad" Daring Fireball 5:05 PM
  • "How Worried Should Apple and Spotify Be About Google's New YouTube Premium? A service that pairs ad-free YouTube with originals and a music service that's fully integrated with YouTube should be well-received, but its pricing gives Apple and Spotify a bit of a breathing room." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Why Are My Parents' iPhones All Synchronized Up?" Lifehacker 8:56 AM
  • "Change My View: It's time for iOS devices to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C"  9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Hey, Apple: Fix Your Crappy Keyboards or I'm Switching to Windows" LAPTOP Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Does Google's Duplex violate two-party consent laws?" TechCrunch 7:21 PM
  • "The Highest-Paid CEO in the Country Reportedly Decided to Fuck Up Snapchat All By Himself" Gizmodo 6:26 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 3T vs. OnePlus 3: Should You Upgrade?" Digital Trends 3:01 PM
  • "Frankenstein's iPhone: Control, don't be controlled/Who's really to blame for 'smartphone addiction', and who's responsible for curbing it?" iMore 10:02 AM
  • "The Restaurant Where Google Claims to Have Booked an Actual Meal Via Duplex" Daring Fireball 8:45 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Is Just a Gateway to the Real Issue: Internet Freedom" Wired 8:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Reintroduces Financing Options in the United Kingdom" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Commemorate the Royal Wedding with this $4,000 gold iPhone X" AppleInsider 12:59 PM
  • "'Identity V' Is an Asymmetrical Multiplayer Horror Game Releasing Globally Soon on Both iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 10:13 AM
  • "Arcade Junkies, Get Set for 'Halo: Fireteam Raven' at Dave & Buster's" Digital Trends 10:13 AM
  • "Epic Games Details Future Updates for 'Fortnite' for iOS and Looks at Summer for an Android Release" Touch Arcade 12:58 PM
  • "Fortnite iOS update upgrades game with customizable HUD, details upcoming features" 9to5Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Fortnite is coming to Android this summer" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch Bands in Spring Collection Begin to Dwindle in Availability" MacRumors 8:46 AM
  • "The new version 3 of Clean Text for iOS supports URL Schemes automation" prMac 8:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Did IBM just come up with a way to solve traffic congestion?" Fast Company 9:13 AM
  • "IBM gets green light for AI-managed traffic lights" TechRadar UK 9:12 AM
  • "IBM's Paul Murphy: 'Digital transformation is not a solo journey'" SiliconRepublic 9:13 AM
  • "Cost-savings theme pervades IBM storage news" Network World 9:12 AM
  • "What's New in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4103720" Softpedia 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4103722" Softpedia 9:21 AM
  • "How Microsoft is getting under the skin of surgery with HoloLens" Alphr 9:25 AM
  • "BAE Systems and Dell EMC develop a scalable and secure cloud solution" Janes 9:05 AM
  • "How Dell is embedding diversity and inclusion into the heart of the business" Ethical Corp. 9:04 AM
  • "Indecisive Dell unsure on IPO and VMware merger plans" CRN UK 9:04 AM
  • "Ex-Intel security expert: This new Spectre attack can even reveal firmware secrets" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Self-driving tech coming to 8m cars after Mobileye deal" SiliconRepublic 8:59 AM
  • "Intel's Mobileye inks deal to supply millions of autonomous vehicles" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Intel Cannon Lake: 10nm chips finally make their way into the wild" TrustedReviews 8:59 AM
  • "Kaby Lake-G gaming laptop and mini-PC revealed by Emdoor" Hexus 8:58 AM
  • "Intel's first 10nm Cannon Lake processor debuts after years of delays" The Inquirer 8:58 AM
  • "Intel's first 10nm CPU is a twin-core i3 destined for a mid-range Lenovo" The Register 8:57 AM
  • "ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 packs Intel i9 power and 4K display: Intel's latest portable chip still fits into a slim case." Engadget 5:05 PM
  • "Morning Movers: AMD Higher on Upbeat Street View, Cooler on Campbell Soup" Barron's 8:54 AM
  • "AMD, Nvidia shares jump after Cowen sees soaring gains on new growth markets" CNBC 8:54 AM
  • "Computex 2018: What You Can Expect From Nvidia And AMD At The Event" SegmentNext 8:53 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 Tablet Is an Effective Laptop Replacement" eWeek 6:16 PM
  • "Oracle NetSuite thought leadership: How retailers can deliver the perfect order" TRB 8:50 AM
  • "Seriously, Cisco? Another hard-coded password? Sheesh" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "ScienceAlert Deal: Get 100+ Hours of Cisco Certification Training" Science Alert 8:47 AM
  • "Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about" InfoWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Germany calls on chip and hardware makers to tackle processor flaws" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "FCC investigating reports website flaw exposed mobile phone locations" Reuters 3:50 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks inch down, post weekly losses with trade talks, yields in the spotlight: Russell 2000 ends at a record for a third straight session" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Rises Slightly but S&P 500 and Nasdaq Decline as Trade Worries Continue: The Dow was the lone major index finishing in the green on Friday." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Mixed finish for US stocks on Wall Street" Associated Press 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower for Week on Trade Worries: Major indexes struggled as investors grappled with a range of geopolitical risks" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "China stocks buck a mostly muted day for Asia: Despite overnight declines in U.S. stocks on trade worries, major Asian markets finished mostly higher Friday, though gains in Hong Kong's Hang Seng, Japan's Nikkei, South Korea's Kospi and Australia's S&P 200 were capped at less than 0.5%." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Italian stocks lead Europe lower as politics spook traders: European stocks on Friday retreated from an almost-four month high as uncertainty about Italian politics contributed to a downdraft in a market already jittery over trade tensions between global superpowers China and the U.S." MarketWatch 11:58 AM

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