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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?

  • "A look at Apple's secretive strategies set to unfold at WWDC 2018"  AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "After battling Microsoft in video games for years, Valve's Steam is on a collision course with Apple"  GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "Silicon Valley tsunami? Tax plans aimed at Apple, Google could start a new wave, city leaders say"  Bay Area News Group 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's $1tn market value is a moving target: Record buyback programme obscures exact number of shares outstanding" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "How Apple transformed a North Carolina town: For the second time in a decade, Apple looks to be focused on North Carolina. Apple didn't return requests to comment for this story. But officials in the Catawba County town already transformed by Apple's tax dollars call it a 'phenomenal company,' and predict that, should it pick Research Triangle Park for its East Coast corporate campus, this region, too, will soon sing its praises." Triangle Business Journal 2:41 PM
  • "Mozilla Firefox joins Chrome, Safari in making it easier to build sophisticated websites" CNET 5:31 PM
  • "Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.5 With Minor Performance Improvements" MacRumors 1:51 PM
  • "Cryptominer 'mshelper' Targets macOS: What You Need to Know" Intego 1:24 PM
  • "The best cloud storage services for Apple users: Access all your stuff, anywhere, anytime." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to add AirDrop to your Mac's Dock" Cult of Mac 3:52 PM
  • "Retrobatch from Flying Meat Brings Nodal Batch Processing of Images to the Mac" MacStories 2:15 PM
  • "How To Set Up Two Factor Authentication On Firefox" AddictiveTips 8:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome 67 rolling out to Mac, Windows, Linux w/ emoji shortcut, AR/VR APIs, & new favicons" 9to5Google 2:38 PM
  • "macXvideo Released - A New Way to Process 4K Easier and Faster than Ever" prMac 10:31 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tech, Content and Creativity Drive Biggest Ever Rise in BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands" ["Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining the number 1 and 2 spots, growing +23% to $302.1 billion and +28% to $300.6 billion respectively."]  PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "Google Tops Apple as World's Most Valuable Brand" 24/7 Wall St. 8:03 AM
  • "Technology that changed us: The 2000s, from iPhone to Twitter"  ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Keeps Increasing Its Test Vehicles: 62 Vehicles" macReports 11:59 AM
  • "Apple Grows Self-Driving Car Fleet to 62 Vehicles in California" MacRumors 12:01 PM
  • "CarPlay and Android Auto are fast becoming standard for new cars" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Fox CEO James Murdoch offers advice to Apple, Facebook and Snap: 'It's going to take a long time to really move the dial,' he says of creating programming. Murdoch also critiqued the social media ad model."  CNET 9:04 PM
  • "Russia gives Apple 30 days to remove Telegram" Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "AI Tools Help the Blind Tackle Everyday Tasks: A host of products promise to radically change the lives of the visually impaired" [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "The apps designed to help mental health" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Watch customers in England, India credit heart rate tracking as life-changing" 9to5Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Apple iPhone app ecosystem and Siri make a big difference for the blind" AppleInsider 9:01 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley: What I learned from Steve Jobs" CNBC 8:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Valve removes controversial school shooting game and denounces developer as 'troll with history of customer abuse'" GeekWire 8:58 PM
  • "Snap engineer sends email on last day to highlight 'toxic' and 'sexist' work culture" Business Insider 5:25 PM
  • "Google starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet" TechCrunch 5:19 PM
  • "Cryptojacking: Virtual Currency Mining Malware Gets More Sophisticated" ITPro 12:01 PM
  • "Ghostery makes a huge privacy gaffe when emailing customers about GDPR" BetaNews 10:36 AM
  • "PUBG owners file lawsuit against Fortnite to 'protect copyright'" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Macworld Podcast: WWDC 2018 preview" Macworld 5:25 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Mobile Nations Editor Russell Holly" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 083: May 29, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:52 PM
  • "MacVoices #18122: David Sparks On His iPhone Field Guide" MacVoices 2:24 PM
  • "FBI's Router Reset Request, ARM-based Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-29" The Mac Observer 12:20 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 57 – Pick 2: Spark 2 and 1Password 7 for Mac" MacStories 8:46 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 241: WWDC 2018 fantasy draft" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone Display Makers Dip on Report Apple Will Go All-OLED in 2018"  Bloomberg 7:50 AM
  • "Apple said to have chosen OLED for new iPhones; Japan Display shares plunge" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly decided next year's new iPhones will all use high-end screens" CNBC 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Adopting OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Report Claims Apple Dropping LCD for OLED Across iPhone Line" The Mac Observer 8:44 AM
  • "2018 iPhone prototype allegedly has brightly colored back covers"  AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Sketchy photos show purported 2018 iPhone X 'prototype' in new purple and pastel green colors" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Pegatron likely to land new MacBook orders from Apple, say sources"  DigiTimes 7:50 AM
  • "Pegatron Tipped to Manufacture Upcoming 'ARM-Based MacBook'" MacRumors 7:50 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 brings stereo pairs and multi-room audio with AirPlay 2" Apple 10:36 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Release Notes, Changes, Security Content: Here's The Final Changelog Of What's New" Redmond Pie 12:24 PM
  • "The New iOS 11.4 Update Fixes Three Irritating Bugs" MacRumors 2:43 PM
  • "Apple's List of 32 Speakers Besides HomePod that WilL Support AirPlay 2" The Mac Observer 8:44 PM
  • "watchOS 4.3.1 released: here is what's new" iDownload Blog 12:24 PM
  • "Apple's HomePod Speaker Finally Gets Multi-Room Audio And Stereo Mode" BuzzFeed 10:31 AM
  • "Apple's AirPlay 2 with multiroom audio streaming and stereo HomePod pairing is here: Part of iOS 11.4, available today" The Verge 10:33 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Launches Today With AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud, HomePod Gets Multi-Room Audio, Stereo Pairing" MacRumors 10:31 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod Speaker Now Supports Stereo Pairing, Multi-Room Audio" Wired 10:31 AM
  • "With AirPlay 2, Apple HomePod smart speaker gets multiroom audio, stereo sound: AirPlay 2 will be here as part of Apple's Tuesday release of iOS 11.4." CNET 10:31 AM
  • "WWDC 18: Apple finally gives AirPlay 2 to the rest of us" Apple Must 10:34 AM
  • "Apple exploring possibilities of wrap-around displays, touch-sensitive bezels for future iPhone" AppleInsider 10:30 AM
  • "Apple is granted another patent for devices with wraparound displays" Apple World Today 10:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM

  • "Watch and hear HomePod's multi-room audio with stereo playback on iOS 11.4" AppleInsider 8:43 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 review: Apple keeps the smartwatch crown" Expert Reviews 8:42 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: HomePod's AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, stereo pairing, and Calendar support [Video] 9to5Mac 5:25 PM
  • "Camera+ 2 Review: All-in-One Photo App Rebuilt From Scratch" iMore 1:24 PM
  • "Apple News vs. Google News" iMore 10:45 AM
  • "How to remove suggested contacts in Mail" iMore 8:58 PM
  • "HomePod: How to create a Stereo Pair" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "How to turn on Messages in iCloud for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 4:07 PM
  • "How to turn on Messages in iCloud" iMore 1:51 PM
  • "How to view, edit, and delete photos from iCloud Photo Library while you're offline" iMore 12:21 PM
  • "How to use HomePod with AirPlay 2" Apple Must 12:07 PM
  • "How to make sure your Alexa will never accidentally send recordings to friends" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "How to update HomePod to 11.4 and enable AirPlay 2, Stereo Pairing [Video] 9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "How to stream iOS games using Mixer Create" iMore 10:45 AM
  • "Make Your iPhone Flash For Notifications" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to install the iOS 12 beta on iPhone or iPad" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "How to fix the 'No AirPrint Printers Found' error" Apple Must 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's Smart Speaker Almost Feels Competitive Now" Gizmodo 3:52 PM
  • "There Sure Are a Lot of New iPhone Rumors Today" Gizmodo 2:42 PM
  • "The iPhone X's notch sets the perfect trap for Android" BGR 1:25 PM
  • "The iPad's Fate"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:11 AM
  • "Phil Schiller sheds light on Steam Link's App Store ban" Cult of Mac 11:11 AM
  • "Ranked: The iPhones that give you the most bang for your buck, from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X" Business Insider 11:10 AM
  • "iOS 12: Will it be the fix that iPhone and iPad users are yearning for?" ZDNet 10:45 AM
  • "HomePod WWDC Wish List: Beta program, new audio sources, Echo features" 9to5Mac 10:36 AM
  • "Comment: Rumors of a triple-lens iPhone in 2019 seem plausible" 9to5Mac 10:36 AM
  • "WWDC Preview; Siri, AR, AI, Digital Health"  Loup Ventures 8:39 PM
  • "WWDC: Apple's NFC plan is a big developer opportunity" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Knew Bendgate Was Real" DSLReports 8:43 AM
  • "Apple: Here's the report that sent iPhone display stocks reeling" Apple 3.0 8:39 AM
  • "I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "The addiction: That thing we made up is all Apple's fault" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "A man tried to sell his Facebook Data on eBay and it went kinda of better than you would expect" iMore 5:25 PM
  • "Did you restart your router like the FBI asked?" Slate 4:07 PM
  • "Mingis on Tech: Blockchain tackles...carbon credits? With the distributed ledger technology showing up in a variety of industries, it's no surprise that it's now being eyed as a way for keeping track of carbon credits." Computerworld 2:43 PM
  • "Huawei's New MateBook X Pro Is The Best Laptop Right Now: You won't find another laptop with more bang for your buck" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Comic: For Want of a Key, the Macbook Was Lost" iMore 8:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Here's the new Apple Watch Pride face that will become available next Monday" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "This App Wants You to Make Bank on Your iPhone" [Video Report] Mashable 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Announces Activity Challenge for WWDC Attendees" MacStories 2:38 PM
  • "Things for iPad adds insanely good keyboard shortcuts" Cult of Mac 1:24 PM
  • "WWDC App Updated for 2018 Conference" MacStories 1:24 PM
  • "Cool Augmented Reality Shooter 'Defend It!' Now Available in the App Store – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 1:23 PM
  • "Art Of War 3: Global Conflict Press release" [2-page Google Doc] Special Gear Games 1:21 PM
  • "This AirPods wrist holder looks goofy as heck" The Verge 11:10 AM
  • "HomeKit compatible Elgato Eve Aqua water controller, Eve Flare smart light available" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "School Staff Can Activate Announcements, Lockdowns with New FrontRow Mobile App: iOS and Android app mirrors actions of the FrontRow Conductor paging, bells, and alerting platform" PRNewswire 8:06 AM
  • "Best summer accessories for iPhone and other Apple devices" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Philips Hue App Update Enhances Light Management and Adds 30 New Designer Scenes" MacStories 8:03 AM
  • "MyArtTools Provides Precision Artist Tools for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "ABBYY Business Card Reader for iOS Adds Social Media Search, New Editor" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "EVRI 80W USB-C Charging Station is a great travel accessory if you own multiple Apple devices" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 update problems: Microsoft offers extreme solution to latest bug" Express UK 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 version 1803 on users who have deferred updates: For those who've come for righteous indignation, we salute you" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Store gets design refresh as new Progressive Web Apps arrive: More elements of Fluent Design UI come to the app store" TechRadar UK 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: Tests say Snapdragon 845 could bring big speed boost" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Xbox 360 Updated for the First Time in Two Years" Thurrott 8:14 AM
  • "Is Intel's upcoming 10nm 'launch' real or a PR stunt? Exclusive: We dug up the details that paint a clear picture" SemiAccurate 7:29 AM
  • "Intel accused of age discrimination: Older staff were reportedly more likely to lose their jobs following 2016 cuts." ITProPortal 8:04 AM
  • "Intel under scanner for age discrimination during 12,000 layoffs" ANI 7:30 AM
  • "Progress: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 put in shade by Pentium J5005" Hexus 7:30 AM
  • "AMD Keeps Chipping Away At Intel's Dominance: Slowly but surely, AMD is becoming a threat that Intel can't ignore anymore." The Motley Fool 8:04 AM
  • "Dell stuffs Coffee Lake CPUs and Ubuntu Linux into latest Precision workstations: Nvidia and AMD graphics options are also on point for power-hungry devs" The Inquirer 7:12 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: I absolutely love it" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "Dell Chromebook 5190 review: A solid choice for students and educators" TechAeris 7:20 AM
  • "HP Inc revenue beats Street on notebook PC demand" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "HP reports strong Q2 as sales up 13 percent" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "HP Inc names new finance chief, reports jump in profit" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "HP Global Innovation Summit: New users, applications, and thoughts on the future" TCT Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "IBM releases Cloud Private for Data" ZDNet 8:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow ends nearly 400 points lower as Italy's political turmoil roils global markets: Financials plunge, tracking decline in Treasury yields" MarketWatch 8:57 PM
  • "Dow Tanks Nearly 400 Points; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Decline: Stocks fall sharply Tuesday as a political crisis in Italy rocks markets across the globe." TheStreet 8:57 PM
  • "Italian turmoil hits global markets, sending stocks plunging" Associated Press 8:57 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble on Italy's Political Instability: Stock indexes hit lowest levels in about three weeks as investors flee to safety of dollar and Treasurys" [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly up after herky-jerky trading" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "Dollar drives to 6-month high against euro as Italian and Spanish political worries fester" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

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