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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 and Qualcomm's Multibillion-Dollar Legal Dispute Gets Serious" ["Apple may be on the hook for $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion in unpaid fees, based on estimates for the amount per phone the company may be charged, a total that could be equivalent to about one-fifth of Qualcomm's annual revenue."]  Bloomberg 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung appeals $539M verdict in Apple case, because of course: It doesn't think verdict is correct and wants a refund of some damages already paid." CNET 11:27 AM
  • "iOS — macOS: What No Actually Means/Instead of a Swiss Army Knife OS working on Mac, iPads, and iPhones, Apple just previewed a bridge that's supposed to let iOS apps cross the OS chasm. One rumor died, replaced by speculation about Apple's intentions for the iOS apps porting tool."  Monday Note 9:25 AM
  • "WWDC: When Apple Watch became a platform/Many incremental improvements means Apple Watch is becoming more effective for communication, augmentation and more."  Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "Why Using Payment Apps Can Hurt Your Relationships: Peer-to-peer payment apps allow users to pay exact amounts. And that can make you seem petty." [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Google and Apple Rank Amongst the Best Value Stocks in the Tech Industry"  Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Developer Beta 2" The Mac Observer 12:42 PM
  • "1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up/1Password continues its gradual improvement in ease of use." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "How to Make a MacOS Mojave Beta Bootable Install USB Drive" OS X Daily 2:53 PM
  • "Using Wildcards In Numbers Formulas" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "On macOS Mojave's Dark Mode" 512 Pixels 1:54 PM
  • "The new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave feels comfortably familiar" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
  • "WWDC discussion includes graphics and compatibility issues, 'Marzipan' and iOS apps in macOS, A.I./machine learning and 'photoanalysisd' daemon, hardware accessibility/serviceability/obsolescence, FaceTime vs. open standards, developer issues, Steve Jobs vs. Mac OS licensing, and more." MacInTouch 7:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Stupid Raisins Launches Simple Pop - 27 Simple FCPX Title Plugins" 10:21 AM
  • "Feral Debuts Support for External GPUs With 'Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration'" MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "Feral Interactive now supports eGPUs for macOS, starting with Tomb Raider game" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Password Creator 1.4.1 allows to create on macOS up to half million random unique passwords in a single click" Tension Software 6:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Amazon accused of poor working conditions at supplier factory: The factory is owned by Foxconn, which also makes Apple's iPhones."  CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Apple closing Beijing & London stores for renovations, second Macau shop nears opening" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Store Modernization Efforts Continue From Los Angeles to London" MacRumors 8:40 AM
  • "Addicted to your iPhone? Handy new tools will help you spend less time on Apple devices: Apple is encouraging people to get off their phone and get outside with launch of new software." Mirror Online UK 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X sales estimated to beat all other smartphones in Q1 2018: Chart" Business Insider 1:45 PM
  • "Mapbox taps ex-Apple designer to head augmented reality efforts"  Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad"  AppleInsider 9:42 AM
  • "Apple doesn't want you mining bitcoin on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Bans On-Device iPhone Cryptocurrency Miners From iOS App Store" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "Mapbox hires former Apple designer to spur augmented reality use" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "PSA: Cybersecurity company demos how Siri feature can be used for phishing" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Shares Trailer for New 'TAG' Episode of Carpool Karaoke, Coming June 15" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "Lost iPhone X somehow survives weeks-long river adventure and finds owner [Video] 9to5Mac 1:44 PM
  • "The Quest of Laurene Powell Jobs: She's inventing a new brand of philanthropic power. What is her vision and where is it taking us?"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Safari lands on Windows with a 'meh'" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei is making a phone even bigger than the iPhone X Plus or Galaxy Note 9" BGR 3:19 PM
  • "Bozoma Saint John is leaving Uber for Endeavor: The high-profile marketing guru will become CMO at the entertainment conglomerate." Recode 2:00 PM
  • "Google's next major Maps redesign is rolling out, but you can't have it yet" BGR 1:44 PM
  • "Time to cover your webcam? This stealthy spyware records video and audio: Sneaky malware is highly targeted and goes out the way to avoid detection - and nobody knows how it infects its victims." ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "These dogs sniff out cybercrime" ["One friend even asked Hochron if Harley could help find a missing iPhone after its battery died. (The family found the phone before Harley had a chance to look.)"] CNET 8:03 AM
  • "U.S. net neutrality rules expire, court battle looms" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here's How That Could Affect You." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:12 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Rules Officially End Today as Democrats 'Less Than 50 Votes' From Advancing Petition in the House" MacRumors 9:12 AM
  • "FCC chairman responds to critics of net neutrality rollback, vows to stop 'bad apples'"  CBS News 8:06 AM
  • "FCC nixes net neutrality rules, but advocates aren't giving up"  Axios 7:42 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 089: June 11, 2018" 9to5Mac 5:15 PM
  • "#197: Banana Royale/It's time to reflect on WWDC week, so Jason and Myke are joined by special guest developer James Thomson. We discuss our first impressions of the iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas, the future of Mac apps in and out of the Mac App Store, and what new features are now at the top of James's priority list as a developer." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:23 PM
  • "Apple's macOS Mojave and iOS 12: What We Learned from WWDC — Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 34" Intego 1:44 PM
  • "Goodbye, Net Neutrality -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-11" The Mac Observer 12:43 PM
  • "In-display fingerprint sensors are here, and they actually work" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "New iPhone X Plus schematic suggests we'll have to wait for the triple-cam iPhone" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Sketchy claim of triple-lens 2018 iPhone schematic likely based on misunderstanding" 9to5Mac 9:11 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 is borking battery life for some iPhone users: 5GHz WiFi bug could be to blame, but Apple has yet to comment" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 brings battery life problems to some iPhone users" Cult of Mac 12:17 PM
  • "Rumor: next get Apple Watch will add solid state buttons" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "iOS 12 Beta vs iOS 11.4 Geekbench Performance Test on iPhone X" WCCFTech 8:44 AM
  • "New in iOS 12: one-finger gesture for fast app switching on iPad" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Releases Updated Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "watchOS 5 will allow Apple Maps alerts to be customized" iLounge 10:31 AM
  • "Apple reissues watchOS 5 beta 1 to developers after pulling last week's build" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Progress Update For Electra" Redmond Pie 12:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM

iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with the new ARKit Measure app in iOS 12" AppleInsider 1:44 PM
  • "How to use iOS 12"s fun new Memoji feature: If you ever wanted to create a cartoon of yourself, here's your chance." CNET 11:03 AM
  • "iOS 12 beta: Should I run it? Is it faster than iOS 11? Will it break your iPhone? I took the iOS 12 beta for a test drive so you don't have to." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Review: KeyReel, a Different Kind of Password Manager" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Pass2U Wallet helps overcome the limitations of iOS' Wallet app" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
  • "iOS 12: How to markup, add effects, and edit photos and videos within Messages on iPhone" 9to5Mac 5:15 PM
  • "How to use the new iPad gestures in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 3:19 PM
  • "How to create and edit Memoji in iOS 12: It's an Animoji...of you! Create and edit your own custom avatar in iOS 12." Macworld 2:51 PM
  • "How to enable Automatic Updates for iOS release on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 9:03 AM
  • "DIY HomePod: How to turn your old iPhone into a Siri-powered smart speaker" phoneArena 8:45 AM
  • "How to live stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Umax SuperMac C500, introduced 1996.11. The smallest, least costly Mac clone had two PCI slots." Low End Mac 9:42 PM
  • "6 Common iPhone Myths You Shouldn't Believe" [Slideshow] iDrop News 2:54 PM
  • "In Search of Charles W. Moore"  Low End Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Building more than apps: The welcoming community at WWDC 2018" 9to5Mac 12:06 PM
  • "How Siri Shortcuts Can Revolutionize iOS Automation"  MacSparky 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud Free Offering Isn't Healthy: Google Does It Better" Tapscape 7:59 AM
  • "Where are all the promised Smart Connector accessories for the iPad Pro?" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
  • "How Net Neutrality Actually Ended Long Before This Week" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:52 PM
  • "LG G7 ThinQ Review: Punchy Display, Big Audio, Smart AI" HotHardware 12:04 PM
  • "Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy? Big Tech wants to exploit our personal data, and the government wants to keep tabs on us. But 'privacy' isn't what's really at stake." The New Yorker 9:58 AM
  • "Google might be trying to patent someone else's work as its own: Who said anything about being evil?" Alphr 8:45 AM
  • "How new CEO Hans Vestberg will transform Verizon Wireless" Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "The Intel Core i7-8086K Review" AnandTech 8:05 AM
  • "It's official, net neutrality is dead. Here's what that means" Mashable 3:00 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Ends in US, Protective Legislation Stalls" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "Net neutrality is dead — what now? A field guide to Ajit Pai's internet" The Verge 10:46 AM
  • "FCC chairman: Our job is to protect a free and open internet/Commentary: Ajit Pai says the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which takes effect Monday, protects consumers and will promote better access to the internet."  CNET 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "If noise is your thing then Noise Maschine Premium may be just what you're looking for" 9:48 PM
  • "apeSoft bring a whole new way to route audio and MIDI in iOS with apeMatrix" createdigitalmusic 7:14 PM
  • "Apple updates Beats Pill+ app for iOS with iPhone X optimization" 9to5Mac 5:16 PM
  • "Apple busts out new betas for its old software" Cult of Mac 1:54 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 11: Joe Kissell, YouTube, WWDC" The MUG Center 9:36 AM
  • "Tired of Siri? Get Alexa on Your Apple Watch With 'Voice in a Can'" MacTrast 8:11 AM
  • "Bethesda's 'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' Is Up for Pre-Order With a September 1st Expected Release Date on iOS and Android – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 8:05 AM
  • "Bethesda's new 'Elder Scrolls: Blades' arrives on iOS this fall" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "LACPUG to present Off The Tracks and Randy Ubillos at June 27 Event" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense" Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "E3 Recap: Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft's Press Conference/Here's everything you need to know about from Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference." GameranX 9:51 PM
  • "Women at Microsoft Confront Its Worker-Friendly Image" Bloomberg 9:01 AM
  • "Linux Foundation: Microsoft's GitHub buy is a win for open source" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Windows Beats Google and Apple in Education" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "It's Time: New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Launching Tomorrow" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop offering support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in forums" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "Lenovo refreshed its Legion gaming laptop and desktop lineup" The Verge 1:38 PM
  • "Wimbledon 2018: How IBM Watson is serving up the smartest tournament ever" TechRadar UK 8:36 AM
  • "GE Or IBM: Which Turnaround Stock Is The Better Value Right Now?" Investing 8:36 AM
  • "IBM's problems with Watson Health run deeper than recent layoffs, former employees say" Stat News 8:35 AM
  • "IBM launches new data centers worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds" ITworld 8:34 AM
  • "HP Inc. (HPQ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 12, 2018" Nasdaq 8:32 AM
  • "HP Spectre X360 15: Performance, Portability, And Compromise" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Dell Precision 5820 Tower review: A workstation with excellent content creation abilities" Expert Reviews 8:30 AM
  • "Dell is now the king of storage" Channel Eye 8:27 AM
  • "Intel is now capable of producing full silicon wafers of quantum computing chips" TechSpot 8:26 AM
  • "Home>CPUs: The Intel Core i7-8086K Review" AnandTech 8:26 AM
  • "Intel's love affair with PC gaming" TechRadar UK 8:25 AM
  • "AMD's Navi is targeting the high-end of Nvidia's cards, but rumours suggest it might not make it" PCGamesN 8:23 AM
  • "AMD A320 motherboards review: ideal for your APU!" Hardware.Info 8:23 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: CEO Chuck Robbins pushes tighter datacentre security" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Cisco adds code and ecosystem exchanges to 500K-strong DevNet" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds: The company is targeting businesses with complex workload requirements, adding 18 availability zones globally to its public cloud" Computerworld 7:15 PM
  • "Hybrid cloud: Going on-demand and taking the pain out of enterprise integration" ZDNet 7:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buybacks represented 6% of Apple's volume last quarter" Apple 3.0 8:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market books modest gain ahead of Trump-Kim summit, central-bank parade: Investors focus on Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim and a raft of central-bank meetings" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Cautiously Ahead of Trump-Kim Meeting: Stocks closed higher on Monday as Wall Street prepares for an extraordinary week for risk events around the world." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks cautious ahead of Trump-Kim meeting" FOXBusiness 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher Ahead of U.S.-North Korea Summit: S&P 500 builds on last week's broad gains; bond yields rise" [Paid Membership Required] 2:01 PM
  • "Asian markets cautious as Singapore summit prepares to kick off: Investors also awaiting central bank meetings this week" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Italian stocks mark best day in 13 months as political angst ebbs; European shares rise: European stocks finished with a win Monday, as Italian stocks posted their best session in more than a year, and as investors pushed past this weekend's acrimonious Group of Seven meeting in Canada." MarketWatch 12:59 PM

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