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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "Apple is the big tech firm most at risk from a US-China trade war: China accounts for nearly 20 percent of Apple revenues and the company is arguably the most successful U.S. technology firm in China."  CNBC 8:44 AM
  • "Trump Trade Adviser Doesn't Know About an iPhone Trade Exemption"  Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Xi Can Make Life Tough for U.S. Companies from Apple to Walmart" Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Beyonce and Jay-Z's newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale"  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Deloitte: Apple's Health Records an 'inflection point' for healthcare"  Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Australian court fines Apple for misleading customers: Apple has been ordered to pay A$9m ($6.7m) in penalties in Australia for misleading customers with faulty iPhones in a ruling that the country's competition watchdog said showed multinationals would be held accountable for the actions of their local subsidiaries."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices"  TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Apple fined $6.6 million after iPhones and iPads stopped working because they had third-party parts" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's streaming service might have a secret weapon to beat Netflix: Price" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "Tim Cook heads to Ireland after Apple's decision to cancel $1B data center in the country" 9to5Mac 5:33 PM
  • "macOS Mojave Developer Beta 2 Download Released" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "Google's Android Messages for web is here: This is how it lets you text from PCs, Macs" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "What you need to do when you inherit a Mac: Avoid a huge headache and do these things before you accept or buy a Mac from the estate of a deceased person." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "How to prepare your Mac for the macOS Mojave public beta" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder" Lifehacker 10:43 AM
  • "How to keep all your private photos off iCloud: How do you keep your personal, intimate photos away from leaks and hacks? Don't leave them online!" iMore 9:53 AM
  • "How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "How to Change a File Type's Default App in macOS" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Pages Backgrounds" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "I Can't Believe Apple Made This" Gizmodo 1:40 PM
Press Releases
  • "Red Giant Releases Comprehensive Training Series for Trapcode Form 3" Red Giant 1:31 PM
  • "GRAPHISOFT Debuts ARCHICAD 22 at AIA National Conference" Architosh 11:38 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How it Works Graphically Enhanced Manual Released" 8:02 AM
  • "Product Builder 2.2.1 helps developers non using Xcode to submit to the App Store" Tension Software 9:59 AM
  • "Tension Software announces Geo WPS 1.1.3, using an alternative source to apple map database" Tension Software 7:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple chief Tim Cook condemns 'inhumane' US detention of children: Trump administration policy labelled 'inhumane' and 'heartbreaking'" Irish Times 11:40 AM
  • "Apple CEO to advocate end to 'inhumane' immigrant children separation: Irish Times" Reuters 11:40 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook calls for end to 'inhumane' separation of immigrant families: Apple's CEO says it's 'heartbreaking.'" CNET 1:36 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber, And Other Tech Giants Speak Out Against Immigrant Family Separations" BuzzFeed 3:29 PM
  • "Apple's Latest Move in Its Push for Content: Apple has landed Oprah to produce shows for its streaming service" Market Realist 12:12 PM
  • "Apple orders 'Little America' series from Alan Yang, 'Big Sick' stars, and The Office's Lee Eisenberg" 9to5Mac 5:15 PM
  • "Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for" AppleInsider 5:14 PM
  • "Google's WearOS battle with Android to hand smartwatch crown to Apple's watchOS: Google's WearOS will do well in the smartwatch market, but will trail Apple's watchOS largely because wearable makers will opt for Android and do their own customization." ZDNet 2:38 PM
  • "Inside Apple's Own War with the Cryptocurrency World"  Market Realist 8:21 AM
  • "Smartphones and Tablets Might Be Hurting Kids' Hearing, but No One Knows for Sure"  Gizmodo UK 8:03 AM
  • "Burglars swipe $100K in Apple products from Best Buy without touching floor" New York Post 1:35 PM
  • "Thieves make off with $100k worth of Apple products after rappelling through Best Buy roof" 9to5Mac 9:22 PM
  • "iPod memorial earns one Reddit user a sweet surprise" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Honor 7C is here to become the king of the budget bracket" Mashable 3:46 PM
  • "Can Thousands of Smartphones Help Detect Cosmic Rays?" Gizmodo 3:30 PM
  • "Sony is blocking 'Fortnite' cross-play because of money, says former Sony boss" BGR 1:36 PM
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile merger will generate 5G powerhouse, cut costs for users" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint plead their case as FCC considers landmark merger" GeekWire 11:17 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint ask FCC to approve merger" Axios 10:43 AM
  • "Smart Speakers are Popular, but Not for Controlling Connected Home Devices – IHS Markit Consumer Survey: A survey of consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and Brazil reveals only 6 percent of consumers used a smart speaker to control other connected devices in their homes" IHS Markit 8:45 AM
  • "Motorola's been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone with a heating hinge" Canadian Reviewer 7:55 AM
  • "Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets" The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Google's Larry Page 'floored' an early investor when he predicted it could be twice as big as Yahoo before it even had a business model" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Now Facebook is putting autoplay video ads inside Messenger/The big question: Do users want to see video ads next to their private messages?" Recode 7:15 AM
  • "Macworld's July Digital Magazine: 20 Years of the iMac" Macworld 2:37 PM
  • "How We Aren't Using Smart Speakers, John's Hopes for New Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-19" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 244: Something to keep an eye on" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 60 – The Apps of WWDC 2018" MacStories 7:56 AM
  • "Voices in AI – Episode 51: A Conversation with Tim O'Reilly" Gigaom 7:18 AM
  • "Siri could help reduce distracted driving if it was used more often" The MT Show 7:13 AM
  • "Premium 2018 'iPhone X Plus' expected to be just as popular as iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018's New iPhones Might Look Like" iDrop News 3:41 PM
  • "What's New in iOS 12 Beta 2: Screen Time Updates, Battery Usage Tweaks and More" MacRumors 3:41 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12 to Developers" MacRumors 1:42 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12 beta 2: see what's new" iDownload Blog 1:42 PM
  • "iOS 12 Beta 2 Available to Download Now for iPhone and iPad Testing" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12 Developer beta 2" Apple Must 1:37 PM
  • "Everything new in iOS 12 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 6:06 PM
  • "Everything new in tvOS 12: Over 20 new features for Apple TV" AppleInsider 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 5 Beta 2 [Download] iClarified 2:37 PM
  • "Apple granted patent involving a user interface for a self-driving car" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Discounted Apple Gear, and 7 Other Tech Deals of the Week" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub/There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love." PCWorld 7:42 AM
  • "Review: Focal Listen Wireless Chic On-Ear Headphones" iLounge 12:11 PM
  • "Amazon Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader you can buy/The Kindle Oasis ups the ante for e-readers." Android Central 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 beta 2: here's what's new" SlashGear 9:08 PM
  • "29 Best iPhone X Optimized Apps" Tom's Guide 5:33 PM
  • "Video hands-on: introducing the new iOS 12 Animoji—ghost, koala, tiger & T-rex" iDownload Blog 9:53 AM
  • "Anchor Brings User-Friendly Podcasting to the iPad, Complete with Editing Tools" MacStories 10:44 AM
  • "'Suzy Cube' Review: This 3D Platformer Controls So Well, It's Probably Witchcraft – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 3:29 PM
  • "watchOS 5: How to set Siri voice volume" 9to5Mac 8:00 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to use Podcasts chapters" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
  • "How to understand the amazing new battery info in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
  • "7+ HomePod tips everybody needs" Apple Must 10:36 AM
  • "Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you've taken at 'work'" Android Police 7:57 AM
  • "Is the App Store a monopoly? Top US court to decide long-running Apple case" TechRadar UK 9:08 PM
  • "Why Home Automation Adoption is Slow -And What Apple Can Do" The Mac Observer 3:53 PM
  • "How Will Apple Sell Its Original Video Content?" Daring Fireball 2:37 PM
  • "iPhone with USB-C: Here's why we want it—and probably won't get it/Commentary: 30-pin. Lightning. USB-C? Get your dongles ready." CNET 1:43 PM
  • "Free trials from Apple's perspective" The Loop 9:53 AM
  • "Video: Jony Ive's Favorite Color is Orange" 512 Pixels 9:53 AM
  • "Android is still an unsecure mess compared to the iPhone even when it's not on your phone" BGR 8:57 AM
  • "Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone's notch with style" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple v. Pepper: This is what makes it interesting/Does Apple have monopoly control of the App Store? Of course it does. That's not what this case is about."  Apple 3.0 7:56 AM
  • "Friends and enemies: Reacting to Apple's privacy stance" Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "What Happens When Super Computing Super Powers Mine Crypto" The Mac Observer 12:01 PM
  • "Mechanical camera sliders are the best bad idea of 2018" The Verge 11:17 AM
  • "The regulatory mistakes that let Facebook and Google buy ad dominance" Axios 8:22 AM
  • "Google Podcasts app review" TechCrunch 10:39 AM
  • "Hands-On with Google Podcasts" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "The Man Who Saw the Dangers of Cambridge Analytica Years Ago" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Even with the Pixel 3 on the horizon, the Pixel 2 is still worth getting" Android Central 7:15 AM
  • "Comic: Are Betas Safe to Install?" iMore 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Adobe Project Rush iMovie-Like Cross-Platform Video Editor Announced, Beta Signups Open" Redmond Pie 9:22 PM
  • "Ad-blocking Brave browser starts testing its own ads: Eventually, you'll get a share of the revenue from the online ads." CNET 3:29 PM
  • "Emulsio 3.0 Brings 4K Video Stabilization to iPhone/iPad & Support for 3rd Party Cameras." Creaceed 12:01 PM
  • "Umbra and City of Helsinki Partner to Stream Massive City Datasets to Mobile AR and VR" Architosh 11:38 AM
  • "Podcast platform Anchor launches iPad app with built-in clip editing, Drag and Drop" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "This iPhone Case Runs Android, Creating the Ultimate Dual OS Mashup" Android Central 10:44 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of Apple's iPhone X - Teardown and Identification of Key Components -" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of ams's Color Sensor for the Apple iPhone 8 -" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Lightspeed Launches Integrated iOS Solution with Intuit QuickBooks Online and Planday" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Fleetsmith Gives Microsoft Office 365 Organizations A New Way to Manage and Secure Apple Devices" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Lexmark Introduces New Generation of A4 Color and Large Workgroup Monochrome Printers and MFPs" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' Adds 'Fortnite' Battle Pass Like Royale Pass That Rewards You With Cosmetics as You Level Up and First Person Mode – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 7:56 AM
  • "Adobe Scan iOS app can now scan business cards to Contacts with 99% accuracy" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Pay debuts in Poland with support for 8 banks" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "If you schedule meetings or appointments, try WhenWorks free" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "More Nefarious Strain of Zacinlo Malware Infecting Windows 10 Machines" eWeek 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft employees revolt over firm's 'proud support' of US ICE: Firm says it doesn't support the separation of immigrant parents from their children" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Adobe expands Microsoft partnership with PDF Services integration" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft distances itself from US border row after boasting of work with government" Telegraph 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 and SDK Preview build 17692" Neowin 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows Admin Center Insider Preview 1806" Neowin 5:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2019 test build includes first preview of Hyper-V 2019" ZDNet 9:21 PM
  • "Intel thanks AMD for its good-natured i7 8086 trolling with a little CPU sass of its own" PCGamesN 7:35 AM
  • "AMD offers winners of Intel's Core i7-8086K a Threadripper 1950X CPU instead: It's some solid trolling from Team Red" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Plan to Enter Discrete GPU Market in 2020: Intel's graphics ambitions finally get a semi-concrete launch period." The Motley Fool 7:43 AM
  • "Facing Epyc Onslaught, Intel Will Aggressively Compete in Servers" ExtremeTech 7:36 AM
  • "HPE's Astra is the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer: And it's ARM-ed for crunching mind-boggling workloads" The Inquirer 12:45 PM
  • "Technology News, Analysis, Comments and Product Reviews for IT Professionals" ZDNet 7:39 PM
  • "IBM's Project Debater is an AI that's ready to argue: But it's really built to present unbiased arguments." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With Humans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:07 AM
  • "IBM's Project Debater holds its own against puny human arguments: 'The motion is, free coffee for all sentient robots'" The Inquirer 11:47 AM
  • "IBM's artificial intelligence machine now debates with humans: IBM's AI system Project Debater aims at helping people make evidence-based decisions when the answers aren't black-and-white" Live Mint 7:41 AM
  • "Who do YOU think wins? IBM's 'unsettling' AI supercomputer argues convincingly against humans in landmark debates between man and machine" Daily Mail (UK) 7:42 AM
  • "New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can't Turn Around the Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:42 AM
  • "IBM's AI will debate until you learn your mistakes, feeble human" AI News 7:42 AM
  • "Project Debater: IBM builds robot that argues with humans/Public debate between AI and humans ends in draw" The Week UK 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco buys July Systems to bolster indoor location services" ZDNet 5:43 PM
  • "Huawei's New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Lenovo bets big on liquid cooling going mainstream, launches Neptune" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Micron says good times to continue for memory" ZDNet 9:08 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Apple, Inc.'s iPhone Segment Keep Up Its Momentum in Q3? Here's what to expect from Apple's biggest product segment this quarter." The Motley Fool 3:58 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes lower for a 6th straight session as tariff tantrum drags stock market lower: Dow turns negative for 2018, down 0.1% year to date" MarketWatch 5:20 PM
  • "Dow Dives Nearly 300 Points as Trump Ratchets Up China Trade Fight: U.S. stocks fall sharply on Tuesday after Donald Trump threatens to unleash a fresh round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China." TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "US market overpriced? This Harvard economist thinks so" FOXBusiness 12:39 PM
  • "Escalating Trade Threats Slam Global Shares: Dow industrials drop sharply following selloff in Asian markets" [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian markets to lower close amid U.S.-China trade tensions: Japan posts larger-than-expected trade deficit" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "European stocks slide as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate" MarketWatch 7:39 AM

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