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Friday 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?

  • "How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker: Apple has executed flawlessly as Chipzilla stumbled."  The Motley Fool 2:10 PM
  • "Why Apple, Facebook and Google are worried about your 'digital well-being'"  Yahoo Finance 8:44 AM
  • "The Case for Including AirPods With the Next iPhone: It's a bold move—but it makes sense."  Slate 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Sees Large Rise In US National Security Requests: Company increasingly has to hand over iCloud data to authorities, but it still cannot unlock passcode protected iPhones"  Silicon UK 8:03 AM
  • "Apple sees steep increase in US national security requests" Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "Apple still open to idea of Valve's Steam Link app on iOS" TechRadar UK 8:55 PM
  • "Apple leaves door open for Steam Link's release on iOS: It also has an explanation as to why it rejected the app." Engadget 5/27
  • "Phil Schiller Explains Steam Link App Rejection" MacStories 5/27
  • "Four features iCloud Drive desperately needs"  9to5Mac 5/27
  • "Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]"  AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Apple and Valve, which run two of the world's biggest stores for buying video games, are feuding with each other—and iPhone users could end up losing out" Business Insider 5/26
  • "Phil Schiller responded to my email about the Steam Link app being rejected." Reddit 5/26
  • "Following rejection, Phil Schiller says Apple is working with Valve to bring Steam Link to iOS" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Recent Trademark Filings Hint at Possible Names for macOS 10.14 - Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura or Sonoma" MacRumors 5/25
  • "New to iCloud? Apple will give you the first month's storage for free" Cult of Mac 5/25
  • "Guard Your Mac Against Malware: Apple's computers are usually less receptive to malicious software, but extra protection can provide more security on several levels." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Tweetbot 3 for macOS review" Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "Understanding how iCloud stores data: If you use iCloud Drive, you can't free up storage by yourself, but individual services have different options to offload data." Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "How to delete and recover pictures and videos in Photos for Mac" iMore 2:23 PM
  • "Creating Quick Online Photo Galleries" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "macOS 10.14 and iOS 12: Improvements That Apple Needs To Make" Apple Gazette 10:54 AM
  • "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user's would-be conversion to Mac OS X, part III/From the archives—Windows disappoint led to an earnest look at the Mac, 'my mistake.'"  Ars Technica 10:54 AM
  • "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user's would-be conversion to Mac OS, part II/From the archives—'I enjoy writing programs, but I don't enjoy writing for Windows.'" Ars Technica 5/27
  • "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user's would-be conversion to Mac OS X/From the archives—One PC user ponders switching sides as Windows seems to lose its 'wow.'" Ars Technica 5/27
  • "Ten Things for 10.14" Rixstep 5/26
Press Releases
  • "A new, powerful synth finds its soul in a cheap plastic FM past" createdigitalmusic 5:51 PM
  • "The new iShredder Mac 2 Offers Military Grade Data Deletion" prMac 7:10 AM
  • " Dedicated to iBarcoder Software for Mac Now Available" prMac 5/27
  • "ClickInstall 5.0 Builds 64-Bit macOS Installer with Code Signing" prMac 5/26
  • "Precize version 1 is now released, with an improved document window, extensive Help book, and more" Eclectic Light Company 5/26
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch could have saved man's life after it alerts him to strange heartbeat"  The Independent 8:09 AM
  • "Siri used to summon medical assistance after serious motorcycle crash"  AppleInsider 7:11 AM
  • "Apple suggests that Steam Link for iPhone isn't entirely dead yet" BGR 10:55 AM
  • "Apple closing Atlantic City store, cutting 52 employees" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Pandora matches Apple Music's $15/month family subscription" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Late 1980s Apple Promo Videos" 512 Pixels 12:53 PM
  • "When Controlling the Smart Home, Smartphones Top Speakers" PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: First-gen iPad rolls out around the world" Cult of Mac 7:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "NAB and CommBank plagued by weekend banking outages" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Open sass: Ubuntu/Red Hat drama erupts at Openstack/Canonical founder and part-time hobby astronaut Mark Shuttleworth opened a war of words with Red Hat on stage at Openstack last week" Computerworld 8:35 PM
  • "Google's mobile augmented reality platform arrives in China: Xiaomi is offering ARCore through its app store." Engadget 5:47 PM
  • "Technology that changed us: The 1990s, from WorldWideWeb to Google" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Monkey see, monkey do: Xiaomi Mi 8 to score iPhone X-like AR emoji" phoneArena 8:06 AM
  • "Highly Ostensible Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Screen Protector Images Show Display Notch For The Latter" WCCFTech 8:02 AM
  • "Vale: Atari co-founder Ted Dabney dies at 81" The Register 7:25 AM
  • "Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Tinder Introduces A New Feature That May Take Stalking To A New Level" Social Barrel 5/26
  • "Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died: Bean loved being an astronaut. He may have loved being an artist more" Ars Technica 5/26
  • "The 'Man Looking Over Your Shoulder' Attack – Mac Geek Gab 711" The Mac Observer 9:17 AM
  • "Surviving without internet access" The MT Show 8:31 AM
  • "Brad Olsen: Making A Final Cut Pro X Documentary" 7:31 AM
  • "Triple-Lens Camera on 2019 iPhones Said to Enable 3D Sensing and Enhanced Zoom"  MacRumors 12:54 PM
  • "Video Shows iMac Pro's Mounting Kit Screws Appear to Break Easily When Unfastened"  MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "2019 iPhone may bring stereoscopic vision & 3X optical zoom via 12MP triple-lens rear camera" iDownload Blog 1:29 PM
  • "The iPhone X is way more durable than the iPhone 7 and it's not even close" BGR 1:30 PM
  • "iPhones will reportedly get NFC updates to unlock doors and cars" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "How to fix the 'missing maintainer' error in Cydia" iDownload Blog 7:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Models With LTE" MacRumors 5/25
  • "Amazon Will Now Fix Your iPhone's Screen in Your Own Home (15% Off)" iDrop News 5/25
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 5/25
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 5/25
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 5/25

  • "iPhone X Diary: Video performance lags behind photo quality, but it still has one big advantage ..." 9to5Mac 9:35 AM
  • "The Brainwavz B400 will make you wish your phone had a headphone jack" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "iPhone X Display Compared to Aftermarket Replacement Display" iPhone Hacks 5/27
  • "Review: Lifx Beam is a fun way to add HomeKit accent lighting to your walls" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "Review: $300 Razer Core X – the best eGPU for MacBook Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 5/25
  • "Huawei Honor 10 vs iPhone X – Specs Comparison" GSMinsider 5/25
  • "Huawei Honor 10 vs iPhone 8 Plus – Specs Comparison" GSMinsider 5/25
  • "Huawei Honor 10 vs iPhone 8 – Specs Comparison" GSMinsider 5/25
  • "Review: Lumos and Coros bring Bluetooth helmets to bikers with lights and music" 9to5Mac 5/25
  • "Review: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more" AppleInsider 5/25
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Explore the depths of Reddit with Narwhal (Essential iOS Apps #19)" Cult of Mac 12:06 PM
  • "Things 3.6 Reimagines External Keyboard Control on iPad" MacStories 8:49 AM
  • "Are you using Leonardo DiCaprio's fantastic art recognition app?" Apple Must 1:44 PM
  • "Spark 2 Review: Email Reimagined with Teams and App Integrations/Spark 2 reimagines how you should manage your email with teams and apps." iMore 5/26
  • "App of the week: Procreate Pocket review/Finger painting goes pro for the iPhone generation" Stuff Magazine 5/26
  • "YouTube Music Finally Gets It Right: After years of false starts, YouTube is now serious about music streaming" The Verge 5/25
  • "Review: Get Portrait Lighting on Your iPhone 7 Plus With Apollo" The Mac Observer 5/25
  • "How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone" iDownload Blog 9:27 AM
  • "How to remotely remove your credit and debit cards from Apple Pay" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "A TaskPaper/Drafts improvement" Dr. Drang 5/27
  • "How to get the iCloud Drive or Files app on iPhone and iPad: You can use the Files app in iOS 11 to view files from iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and so many more." iMore 5/27
  • "How to quickly translate webpages in Safari for iPhone and iPad: When it comes to translating pages in Safari on iPhone and iPad, Microsoft's Translator app has got your back." iMore 5/26
  • "Instantly open Mobile Safari links in new tabs with this special tap gesture" Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "How to Find UV Index of Location on iPhone" OS X Daily 11:21 AM
  • "Do You Still Need to Jailbreak Your iPhone in 2018?" Apple Gazette 5/27
  • "Read the U.S. government's mobile security advice for travellers" Apple Must 5/26
  • "Your Apple Data Download Can Tell You How Much You Spent" The Mac Observer 5/25
  • "Next year's iPhone could steal a feature from this year's most surprising Android phone" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "Nelson: iMac Pro VESA mount gets screwed/Not only didn't the screws on the iMac Pro mount fail to stand up to a single removal and replacement, the repair left the mounts themselves mangled." iMore 5:54 PM
  • "10 reasons to get an Apple Mac instead of a Windows PC" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "What we want to see from a new iMac in 2018" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Don't buy a new MacBook this week: In just over a week, Apple's WWDC 2018 kicks off with a presentation of all the new software innovations Apple has created for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices." BGR 7:31 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple's App Store clobbers Google Play" Apple 3.0 7:26 AM
  • "WWDC 2018 preview: What can we expect? Apple's annual developers conference is the most important event in the company calendar, and it begins June 4. Aside from iOS 12, what's on tap?" Computerworld 7:14 AM
  • "Why the iPhone X notch design looks better than Android copycats" BGR 5/27
  • "How iOS 12 could revamp the lock screen with shortcuts, always-on mode,┬ámore" 9to5Mac 5/27
  • "'Project Star' is the first step toward the 'Apple OS' and ARM-based Macs" Apple World Today 5/26
  • "Making The Grade: Apple's app installation process explained" 9to5Mac 5/26
  • "Let's do it again: One iPhone killer dies, another is born"  Macworld 5/26
  • "Nothing was working at Apple's Atlantic City Store: Not the parking, not the city, not the staff." Apple 3.0 5/26
  • "ASUS ScreenPad brings Apple's Touch Bar to touchpads" SlashGear 8:56 PM
  • "The GDPR can slim your mailbox while improving mailing lists and business processes" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Phone or Computer? In the annals of technology, no two devices have dominated the human condition more completely than the thing you're reading this article on, and that other thing you could have read it on but just aren't right now."  Gizmodo 11:22 AM
  • "Op-ed: Game companies need to cut the crap—loot boxes are obviously gambling/Much as game companies try to deny it, the truth is plain to see."  Ars Technica 9:26 AM
  • "What Inventions Do You Hate? 'If I had to tell you, what invention I don't like I would say that I don't like the phone,' wrote a second grader in Louisiana in response to a school writing prompt. 'I don't like the phone because my panert are on their phone every day. A phone is sometimes a really bad habet. I hate my mom's phone and I wish she never had one. That is a invention that I don't like.'"  Gizmodo 8:33 AM
  • "How AI could be using our voices against us" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Facebook, Snapchat and the Dawn of the Post-Truth Era"  Wired 7:12 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Best Touch-Screen Chromebook?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This is my ultimate HomeKit setup for 2018" iMore 1:43 PM
  • "Mophie announces new portable Qi wireless charger!" iMore 10:53 AM
  • "Things 3.6 upgrades task manager with Type Travel, full iPad keyboard support" 9to5Mac 8:48 AM
  • "A city-wide initiative in London means you can now give to street musicians with Apple Pay" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Ulysses 13 Brings Upgrades to Writing Goals, Keywords, and Code Blocks" MacStories 7:10 AM
  • "Coming May 26: Gene Steinberg meets tech columnist Rob Pegoraro and Ben Williams of Adblock Plus, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 5/26
  • "App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!" AppleInsider 5/26
  • "Gauze brings a grid-style App Switcher to iOS 10 devices" iDownload Blog 5/26
Computer Industry
  • "In 2018, Windows died at home and nobody cared: While Microsoft's desktop operating system continues to be a key fixture of enterprise computing environments, it faces extinction at home. And Redmond seems perfectly fine with that." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "No, robots won't take your jobs after all, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" Financial Express 8:43 AM
  • "Snapdragon 845 Always Connected Windows 10 PCs Are Incoming With Huge Performance Gains" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "IBM's head of Watson likes Elon Musk but 'hates' A.I. scaremongering" CNBC 8:38 AM
  • "IBM To Send Blockchain Sailing With Maersk Partnership" Crypto Daily 8:38 AM
  • "HP to launch 3D metal printers later this year: How it will boost manufacturing industry" Financial Express 8:36 AM
  • "Dell refreshes Precision laptops with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "India important source for tech talent: Dell CFO Tom Sweet" The Economic Times 8:35 AM
  • "Gigabyte Teams Up With Intel On Side-Channel Vulnerabilities" Guru3D 8:34 AM
  • "Intel accused of age discrimination" The Verge 8:05 AM
  • "AMD EPYC Secure Encrypted Virtualization Is Not As Secure As It Sounds" SegmentNext 8:31 AM
  • "Oracle Plans to Drop Java Serialization Support, the Source of Most Security Bugs" Bleeping Computer 8:27 AM
  • "The Kubernetes 'fork': Open source purists miss the point" InfoWorld 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Sandy & Ivy Bridge Microcode patches Available for Older Windows 10 Builds" Guru3D 5/27
  • "Ryzen 7 2700X Review: A worthy rival to Intel's 8th gen CPUs" TrustedReviews 5/27
  • "Microsoft brings new PWAs to the Microsoft Store" MSPoweruser 5/27
  • "Here Is Avast's Workaround For Windows 10 April 2018 Update Install Failures" HotHardware 5/27
  • "The Mini PC is a 5-inch Windows 10 touchscreen device small enough to slip into a pocket" Stuff Magazine 5/27
  • "Microsoft Weekly: Players steady, updates heavy, misc things ready" Neowin 5/27
  • "HP's ZBook x2: It's powerful, it's specialized, and it's very expensive/Review: HP has packed a lot of power into its tablet, but it comes at a big cost." Ars Technica 5/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Japan Display shares plunge over 20 percent on Apple OLED report" Reuters 9:23 PM
Industry News
  • "The stock market is poised for its best May in 9 years—but the coming week is crucial: So far, the month of May is turning out to be a solid, if not turbulent, period for stock-market investors, but there's plenty of cause for caution." MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Stock Market Futures Rise; Pay Attention To Walt Disney,, Momo: Stock market futures pared overnight gains, as concerns over Italy offset hopes for renewed talks with North Korea. Dow Jones futures, S&P 500 futures rose slightly while tech-heavy Nasdaq futures were solidly higher." Investor's Business Daily 12:11 PM
  • "Italian Political Crisis Roils Markets: Euro falls against dollar, Italian 10-year bond yields rise indicating high level of stress" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "European stocks drop amid Italy uncertainty, oil falls again" Associated Press 3:52 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly up after herky-jerky trading: It was a bit of a herky-jerky session for Asian stocks on Monday, colored by optimism about the Korean Peninsula and a fresh slump in oil prices. Stock indexes in a number of markets spend the session swinging between gains and losses." MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "Italian stocks weigh down Europe as political worries fester: Italian stocks turned sharply lower on Monday, acting as a deadweight on other European markets as investors looked at the increasing possibility of new elections for Italy, while political uncertainty also swirled around Spain." MarketWatch 12:05 PM

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