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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?

  • "New iPhone Sales Drive Record Profit But Tim Cook's Warning Signs Remain"  Forbes 6:49 PM
  • "Google Could Face $4.3 Billion Claim in U.K. IPhone Privacy Case"  Bloomberg 8:28 AM
  • "Jury To Deliberate On Apple's Patent Lawsuit With Samsung Today" UberGizmo 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action: A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead 'in part'."  BBC 9:54 AM
  • "Cupertino wants to squeeze extra taxes out of Apple" Cult of Mac 10:08 AM
  • "CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple removes apps using the CallKit framework because of Chinese regulations" BetaNews 8:00 AM
  • "Apple pulls CallKit apps from China's App Store, again appeasing government" VentureBeat 9:20 AM
  • "CloudMounter 3.2 review: Easily access Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive through a single Mac icon" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "How to Get Access to Photos Master Image Files in Mac OS Quickly with an Alias" OS X Daily 3:33 PM
  • "How to use Night Shift for Mac to reduce exposure to bright blue light" iDownload Blog 3:23 PM
  • "Duncan Shepherd: 21 Tips for Editing 360 Video" 10:08 AM
  • "How to View All Events as a List in Your Mac's Calendar App" MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "WWDC 2018: All the rumors on iOS 12, iPad Pro, new MacBooks and more/What's going to happen when Tim Cook takes the stage in San Jose on June 4?" CNET 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "macOS: Increase Your Mac Battery Life With App Tamer" The Mac Observer 3:18 PM
  • "Funter 4.0 is Now Available for Download from the Mac App Store" prMac 10:08 AM
  • "Startup Disk Full Fixer - A Free App to Clean Up Mac Startup Disk" prMac 9:54 AM
  • "Addigy publishes GDPR readiness checklist for enterprise IT macOS/iOS environments" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Introducing the New Fortune 500 List" ["Apple, the most valuable and profitable company on the list—$850 billion in market cap and $48 billion in profits—dropped one spot to No. 4 on the revenue ranking."]  Fortune 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Drops to #4 Spot in Annual Fortune 500 Rankings" MacRumors 9:02 AM
  • "Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits" AppleInsider 10:08 AM
  • "Popular parental teen-monitoring app left user Apple IDs exposed"  Cult of Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Teen-monitoring app TeenSafe leaks thousands of user IDs and passwords" The Verge 7:25 AM
  • "iPads set to become key tools at Limerick's newest school" Limerick Leader 8:01 AM
  • "Malware campaign expands to add cryptocurrency mining and iOS phishing attacks: The group behind the DNS-hijacking attacks have moved on from just targeting Android and are probably well-funded warn researchers."  ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft has acquired a veteran AI team, including the ex-chief speech scientist for Siri"  Business Insider 7:20 AM
  • "Apple spotlights Animoji in dazzling 'Taxi Driver' ad" 9to5Mac 11:21 AM
  • "Ethereum Could Be the Next Apple: Steve Wozniak" Investopedia 7:12 AM
  • "The Obamas head to Netflix after flirting with Apple" Cult of Mac 1:13 PM
  • "Apple Loses Out as Netflix Inks Content Deal With Former President Obama" MacRumors 12:24 PM
  • "Coming to Netflix: The Obamas Sign Deal to Produce Shows and Films" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Get a Mac ad campaign comes to an end" Cult of Mac 7:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Anti-Monopoly Sentiment Flares Up Against Facebook, Google" PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out" Gizmodo 3:37 PM
  • "Net neutrality defender Mignon Clyburn says FCC is hurting consumers to aid corporations" CNET 3:33 PM
  • "Inside the animal internet" Engadget 9:47 AM
  • "These Acer Laptops Are First with Alexa Inside" LAPTOP Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "Google erases 'Don't be evil' from code of conduct after 18 years" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Google removes 'Don't be evil' from its code of conduct" Telegraph 8:00 AM
  • "New Zealand's Prime Minister makes appearance in hologram form" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "Welcome to BOS7: This is Amazon's Fall River fulfillment center, also named BOS7, which opened in September 2016." [Slideshow] CNET 7:23 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Founder, CEO of StaceyHankeInc, Stacey Hanke" The Mac Observer 8:11 PM
  • "iPhone Addiction, TeenSafe's Apple ID Login Leak -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-21" The Mac Observer 12:23 PM
  • "This is Apple's iPhone ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint scanner – and why you can't have it"  T3 8:14 AM
  • "Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A"  9to5Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Apple just cut the price of the one cable you can't get anywhere else that charges your iPhone super fast" Business Insider 12:43 PM
  • "Apple may be planning a cheaper $199 HomePod under Beats brand"  iDownload Blog 7:26 AM
  • "Apple might launch cheaper HomePod under Beats brand: The latest scuttlebutt has Apple producing a $200 HomePod and thinking different about its branding." CNET 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Developing Cheaper HomePod AI Speaker With Beats Branding" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "Siri may have revealed plans for new HomePod at WWDC" The Apple Post 7:56 AM
  • "PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else" 9to5Mac 6:41 PM
  • "Intel Discloses New 'Variant 4' Spectre-Like Vulnerability" MacRumors 6:39 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 is faster in real-life tests than the iPhone X and Galaxy S9+" BGR 8:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad" iMore 1:14 PM
  • "Kindle app is the best e-books app [Essential iOS Apps #16] Cult of Mac 12:08 PM
  • "Castro 3 Review: The Castro You've Always Wanted" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "This is the first app in the world that lets you control an Android device from your iPhone" BGR 10:38 AM
  • "iPhone: How to toggle tolls or highways in Apple Maps" 9to5Mac 6:39 PM
  • "Print To PDF In iOS 11 On iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 3:34 PM
  • "iCloud Photo Sharing: The ultimate guide" iMore 12:13 PM
  • "HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "How to get iCloud on Windows" iMore 9:05 AM
  • "How to stop iOS adding apps to your iPad's dock" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Looking Past Suggestions In App Store Searches" MacMost 8:02 AM
  • "How to find out the last time you used an app on iPhone" iDownload Blog 7:27 AM
  • "iPhone: Calculator app tips and tricks" 9to5Mac 6:50 PM
  • "Avoid Battery Drain on iPhone with These Settings" iDrop News 6:47 PM
  • "What's The Difference: YouTube Red vs YouTube Premium Vs YouTube Music Premium" iPhone Hacks 11:53 AM
  • "A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here's how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and moons in Google Maps" Business Insider 11:08 AM
  • "Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:20 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2018 Rumors: What We Expect (and Want)" LAPTOP Magazine 3:33 PM
  • "Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone"  AppleInsider 1:31 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon, Google, and the New Subscription Bundles" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:55 AM
  • "2018 iPhones Wishlist: 18W USB-C Power Adapter in the Box" iPhone Hacks 11:21 AM
  • "FaceTime for iOS 12 wishlist: Screen sharing, conference calls, and more!" iMore 11:21 AM
  • "Today at Apple worldwide: The first year in review" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Will Apple play nice with others to make Siri smarter?" Computerworld 10:48 AM
  • "Is The MacBook Pro Keyboard Lawsuit a Big Deal?"  Apple Gazette 10:18 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and the bullet-hole T-shirt meeting" The Loop 9:51 AM
  • "This app hacked the iPhone's dual camera system, and you've never seen anything like it" BGR 8:01 AM
  • "Change My View: Apple will lose the patent trial, as it should"  9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "No, Apple won't offer a $199 HomePod under the Beats brand" Apple World Today 7:07 AM
  • "Forget Apple's Folding Phone And Samsung's Galaxy X, Where Is Google's Pixel X?" Forbes 10:10 AM
  • "How to Buy a Good Smartwatch if You're Not into Apple" Gizmodo 8:32 AM
  • "Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless" The Guardian 8:13 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 review: 6 things I like about the new OnePlus flagship, and 3 things I hate" BGR 8:01 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 review: Flagship Killer" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "Lessons of the last techlash" Axios 7:25 AM
  • "The Endless Scroll: How to Tell if You're a Tech Addict/Don't let your apps, games, and smartphone control you. Once you understand what's happening in your brain while you use technology, you can do something about it." PC Magazine 7:25 AM
  • "Five Reasons End-User Computing Is On The Edge Of Disruption" Forbes 7:00 AM
  • "The most mysterious Android phone of the year looks amazing, but it probably isn't for you" BGR 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Adobe to buy Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "Google Photos now has a Favorites feature" The Verge 6:50 PM
  • "Apple Updates Clips App for iOS to Include New Soccer Graphics, More" MacTrast 6:41 PM
  • "Explore The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset with us today! Apple Arcade episode 9" Macworld 3:34 PM
  • "Apollo Is iPhone's Portrait Mode On Steroids And A Must-Have For Dual-Lens Camera Devices" Redmond Pie 1:14 PM
  • "iPhone painting app Procreate Pocket gets a major overhaul" Engadget 1:13 PM
  • "Khronos Group and Au-Zone Technologies to Develop Open Source TensorFlow and Caffe2 Converters for NNEF" Khronos Group 10:48 AM
  • "Sony adds 10-inch notebook-sized model, a new mobile app and feature enhancements to Digital Paper" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
  • "The PixelJunk Series Debuts on iOS with 'Eden Obscura' That Is Now Available for Free" Touch Arcade 7:56 AM
  • "10kg dumbbell iPhone case forces you to pump iron as you text people" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "HomeScan helps find signal weak spots for your Bluetooth HomeKit smart home accessories" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Fortnite leak reveals tough challenges for season 4, week 4" Cult of Mac 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's popularity rises among younger generation" phoneArena 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft continues Nadella's quest for conversational AI" Telecoms 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Conversational AI Startup Semantic Machines" [Paid Membership Required] 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft talks the talk with latest AI acquisition" CRN UK 9:20 AM
  • "The Google Effect? Microsoft Advances Conversational AI With Latest Acquisition" VRzone 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft buys AI company to improve Cortana's conversational skills" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires AI startup Semantic Machines to help boost Cortana" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft vs Google: Expect bots to sound more human after Semantic Machines deal" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires AI company to make Cortana and bots sound more human" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Top Cloud Vendors Will Crush $100 Billion In 2018 Revenue; Microsoft, Amazon, IBM Hit $75 Billion?" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "HP's Antonio Lucio on why diversity is the only way to achieve innovation" Marketing Week 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google find fresh flaw in chips, but risk is low" Reuters 6:39 PM
  • "Q2 2018 Speculative Execution Side Channel Update" Intel 6:38 PM
  • "Researchers disclose new Spectre exploit variant, but Intel and AMD leave mitigation off by default" TechCrunch 6:48 PM
  • "Spectre chip security vulnerability strikes again; patches incoming" ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre CPU hole" The Register 6:48 PM
  • "Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw, and the fix can slow machines down" The Verge 6:50 PM
  • "Intel's Mobileye wants to dominate driverless cars—but there's a problem" Ars Technica 9:01 AM
  • "Why Microsoft might go with an Intel chip in a new budget 10-inch Surface" Windows Central 9:01 AM
  • "Intel reveals first-ever 10nm chipset" ITProPortal 9:01 AM
  • "Intel finally reveals 10nm Cannon Lake processors" IT PRO 9:00 AM
  • "Has Microsoft Fixed the Windows 10 April 2018 Update Intel and Toshiba SSD Bug?" Softpedia 9:00 AM
  • "ASRock Working On Four B450 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen" SegmentNext 8:59 AM
  • "Sony Reportedly Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements For PlayStation 5" SegmentNext 8:58 AM
  • "MSI adds latest AMD BIOS Updates for MSI AM4 motherboards" Guru3D 8:58 AM
  • "Oracle's Strong Arm Cloud Tactics - The 2018 Model" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Oracle creating 10 new Cambridge millionaires by paying £325m for Grapeshot" Business Weekly 8:55 AM
  • "Why use Puppet for automation and orchestration" InfoWorld 8:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple still trades like a steel mill going out of business" Apple 3.0 9:05 AM
  • "Déjà vu? Apple analyst remains down on 'uninspiring' iPhone X sales" Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's bottomless cash flow" Apple 3.0 8:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow jumps nearly 300 points, retakes 25,000 as U.S.-China trade tensions recede: Russell books 4th straight record close" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "Dow Leads Major Indices With Triple Digit Rally Monday: Stocks rise sharply on Monday as investors react to a thaw in the trade war rhetoric between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 3:36 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Relief over easing tensions lifts stocks" Associated Press 3:36 PM
  • "Global markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold" Associated Press 8:51 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Jump as Fears of Trade War Ebb: Shares of industrial companies are the biggest winners in the S&P 500" [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Asian markets rally as U.S.-China trade tensions ease: Asian markets gained Monday after fears of a trade war between the U.S. and China receded." MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "European stocks score 4-month closing high, but Italy dents gain: European stocks scored an almost four-month closing high on Monday, after an easing in U.S.-China tensions fueled hopes a trade war between the world's two largest economies can be averted." MarketWatch 12:09 PM

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