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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?

  • "Why Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make: Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September"  Bloomberg [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's AirPower charging mat delayed until fall due to 'technical hurdles': The mat reportedly includes a chip running a 'stripped down' version of iOS." Ars Technica 9:52 AM
  • "Mark Gurman: Apple Aims to Release AirPower By September" MacRumors 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's AirPower wireless charger could launch around September" Engadget 9:40 AM
  • "How Apple plans to tweak device management this year: The changes coming to desktop and mobile device management this year could best be described as incremental. They're useful, and build on what Apple has done in the past, but they don't represent a radical departure from the current IT toolbox."  Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "The real reason Apple and Google want you to use your phone less"  Quartz 7:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook reaffirms Apple's commitment to Ireland: Apple has been in Ireland since 1980, but loss of Athenry data centre still fresh in people's minds"  Irish Times 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Opens New Front Against Qualcomm: the Patent Office"  Bloomberg 9:53 PM
  • "Apple petitions U.S. Patent Office to invalidate four Qualcomm patents" 9to5Mac 9:38 PM
  • "Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents it may have infringed on" SlashGear 9:43 PM
  • "Apple wants four Qualcomm patents declared invalid: In the latest move in the legal spat between the companies, Apple has turned to the US Patent and Trademark Office." CNET 9:43 PM
  • "How and why you should use text clippings on your Mac" Computerworld 6:59 AM
  • "Moving On From Picasa: Google's old picture-editing program has been retired, but other free desktop or browser-based programs might be able to fill the void." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:17 AM
  • "How to Recover Deleted Safari History on Mac" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "How to Format References Automatically Using Microsoft Word" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra: How to Use QuickTime Screen Recording" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "Using Temporary Finder Tags To Gather Files" MacMost 9:18 AM
  • "Happy 7th birthday Final Cut Pro X – better is not enough" Alex4D 9:17 AM
  • "Happy Seventh Birthday Final Cut Pro X!" 7:57 AM
  • "Happy Birthday #7 Final Cut Pro X" FCPXtv 7:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple dropped a new GarageBand 10.3 update that makes Artist Lessons free for all users" AppleInsider 2:22 PM
  • "Apple releases GarageBand 10.3 for Mac w/ free Artist Lessons, Drummers, new sounds & more" 9to5Mac 1:03 PM
  • "Get free Artist Lessons and more with GarageBand 10.3: Apple is rolling out a new update to GarageBand that's making Artist Lessons 100% free of charge." iMore 7:52 PM
  • "Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with support for viewing and editing Pro RAW files from the DJI Inspire 2" 9to5Mac 2:22 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro Gains Support for Editing RAW Files From DJI Inspire 2 Drone" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "Press release: Abvent launches Twinmotion 2019" Abvent 10:59 AM
  • "AutoCrypt 2.3.1 for batch process encryption of files on macOS" Tension Software 7:48 AM
  • "Invoices 3.2 to create, manage, print and save as PDF, commercial invoices on Mac" Tension Software 7:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Car Consortium That Includes Apple Announces Digital Car Key Specification for Smartphones"  MacRumors 7:33 AM
  • "Apple iPhone, Samsung owners: Unlocking your car by phone just moved step closer/Apple and Samsung are part of group working on a standard to ensure Digital Key will be reliable and unhackable." ZDNet 9:39 AM
  • "A tech consortium that includes Apple wants to turn your smartphone into your car keys" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, BMW, and others are working on a digital car key" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Drivers could replace car keys with iPhones after standards for 'virtual keys' agreed" Telegraph 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Orders 'Calls' English-Language Series Adaptation: Apple continues to fill out its series programming pipeline."  Variety 9:37 AM
  • "iPad Neck Is the Latest Health Issue Plaguing Women" iDrop News 7:57 AM
  • "CarPlay, Monster offerings, and a Bluetooth water bottle: A day at CE Week" AppleInsider 7:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "European Union prepares to wreck internet with new copyright law" ZDNet 9:37 PM
  • "AT&T's WatchTV Is the First Streaming Service for the Post-Net Neutrality World" Gizmodo 8:53 PM
  • "Google updates Measure app to support all ARCore phones, previously Tango-only" 9to5Google 2:25 PM
  • "Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers to collect sales tax"  NBC News 10:24 AM
  • "Supreme Court rules states can require online sellers to collect sales tax" The Hill 10:23 AM
  • "Samsung unveils 7nm technology with EUV: At the VLSI Symposia, Samsung gave the first detailed look at its 7nm platform, which is likely to be the first chipmaking process to use a new form of lithography that has been in the works for decades." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "AI Is Making Hardware Sexy Again" Forbes 7:18 AM
  • "The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age: Seventy years ago was arguably the start of the modern computer age." BBC 7:18 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 097: June 21, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Apple's Growing TV Series Lineup, the Long Overdue AirPower -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-21" The Mac Observer 1:02 PM
  • "192: They Can't Make Something Out of Nothing" The Rebound 10:23 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 178: iOS 12 beta 2 changes, Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch, Oprah and Apple's TV plans" 9to5Mac 9:40 AM
  • "Gurman: Apple Considered Removing Lightning Connector on iPhone X" MacRumors 9:48 AM
  • "Apple killing the Lightning port may be the next step to a truly wireless iPhone: The iPhones of the future may be wireless, port-less and button-less." CNET 2:26 PM
  • "Taiwan's TSMC to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology" Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "Apple invests $25 billion in future A-series chips" Cult of Mac 9:50 AM
  • "tvOS 12 Beta 2 Allows Setting HomePod as Permanent Audio Out Device" iPhone Hacks 10:31 AM
  • "Apple patent involves history-based image searching in the Messages app" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Latest Apple Pay promo offers 15% off in the Adidas app" 9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:29 AM

  • "Some HomePod and Siri Realities" Macdrifter 7:57 AM
  • "Logitech's school-targeted Crayon stylus is so good, Apple should copy it for iPad" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Hands On: LIFX's Beam wall lighting with Apple HomeKit" AppleInsider 2:23 PM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube review: a smarter streaming box" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Review: Amazon Fire TV Cube" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up" TechHive 8:09 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa Is a Pretty Crappy TV Remote, for Now" Gizmodo 8:09 AM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic" CNET 8:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on video walkthrough: all the new features and changes in iOS 12 beta 2" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "Documents Adds WiFi File Transfer" MacStories 8:08 AM
  • "4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)" PCWorld 7:23 AM
  • "'Teen Titans GO Figure – Teeny Titans 2' Hands-On Preview: Another Day in Jump City" Touch Arcade 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 12: How to customize Grouped Notifications" 9to5Mac 9:39 PM
  • "How to install custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad" Cult of Mac 3:27 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child's iPhone or iPad" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "How to Install iOS 12 Beta without a Developer Account on iPhone or iPad" iDrop News 3:26 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to use Live Listen with your AirPods/Once only for MFi hearing aids, this nifty sound-boosting tool now works with your AirPods." Macworld 3:26 PM
  • "How to Use Accessibility Features on Apple iOS Devices" Intego 1:03 PM
  • "How to open Notification or Control Center on Apple Watch from inside apps" iDownload Blog 9:52 AM
  • "How to use emoji on your Mac" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
  • "What to do when your two-step Apple ID account is locked"  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "WWDC: 11+ iOS 12 Siri improvements you'll use" Apple Must 8:39 AM
  • "Apple seriously considered killing the Lightning connector on the iPhone X" BGR 9:39 PM
  • "How Samsung might copy the iPhone X without stealing the notch" BGR 1:10 PM
  • "How iPhone Could Beat Google Pixel 2 At Its Own Game" Forbes 12:49 PM
  • "Hey Tim Cook, it's not just about 'customer sat'" Apple 3.0 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's multi-device wireless charger is so late, it won't launch until a year after it was unveiled" BGR 10:58 AM
  • "Is Apple's AirPower held up in the Qi?" Apple Must 10:43 AM
  • "AirPower, AirPower, wherefore art thou?"  Six Colors 9:52 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's habit of announcing early, delivering late, is worse for Apple than for us"  9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Did you like when Steve Jobs threatened to leave Cupertino?" Apple 3.0 7:57 AM
  • "No good deed goes unpunished: The Apple blame game" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "The future of AI relies on a code of ethics" TechCrunch 9:29 PM
  • "WordPress Security As A Process: Last year, WordPress was responsible for 83% of infected content management sites. Make sure you're not contributing to those infections and learn how to securely manage WordPress." Smashing Magazine 4:50 PM
  • "Intel's Moment of Truth" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "CNET is now on Apple TV" CNET 3:59 PM
  • "'Best Rally' is the New Game from 'Power Hover' Creators Oddrok, Coming July 5th" Touch Arcade 2:23 PM
  • "New York Transit Support Was Just Added to Apple Maps" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Microsoft relaunches its news app to take on Google and Apple's offerings" The Next Web 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel's C.E.O. Resigns After Relationship With Employee" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Intel Ousts CEO Over Employee Relationship" Thurrott 11:54 AM
  • "Intel CEO resigns following relationship allegations" TechRadar UK 8:46 AM
  • "Intel CEO resigns after investigation into relationship with employee" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns" Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Intel CEO resigns after investigation finds he had past relationship with employee" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Intel CEO Krzanich Resigns After Disclosure Of 'Consensual Relationship' With Employee" CRN 8:46 AM
  • "Intel's Brian Krzanich resigns over fraternisation" bit-tech 8:46 AM
  • "Intel's CEO resigns as information about a 'past consensual relationship' surfaces" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Quits After Investigation Into Total Boner Move" Gizmodo 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft abandons VR plans for Xbox One: But we can expect to see a new HoloLens soon." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft shelves plans for virtual and mixed reality on Xbox One" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Xbox steps back on console VR plans" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft News marks the death of MSN on iOS and Android: But that doesn't mean it's losing its Edge" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 16299.522, 15063.1182 - here's what's new" Neowin 4:50 PM
  • "NVIDIA CEO Gifts Limited Edition Volta Titan Vs With 32GB HBM2 To AI Researchers" HotHardware 6:31 PM
  • "AMD's Threadripper 2990X takes on Intel's 28-core CPU in leaked benchmarks: 32-core CPU was pushed to a speed of 4.12GHz across all cores" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Increases Its Minimum Requirements For Monitors To Receive 'Freesync 2 HDR' Certification" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "How rugged Dell PCs help Clipper Race ships sail rough seas: Surviving the worst of Mother Nature is much easier when you have access to email — and reliable computers." Windows Central 8:43 AM
  • "IBM Brings Cloud Private Platform to Cloud Managed Services Offering" eWeek 4:50 PM
  • "Cisco patches critical Nexus flaws: Are your switches vulnerable?" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "PC Sales Are Dropping, but Not Every Vendor Feels the Same Pinch" ExtremeTech 8:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: It's The Process, Not The Outcome" Seeking Alpha 7:50 PM
  • "Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Apple (AAPL) Stock?" Zacks 9:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Facebook stock hits new all-time high as company seeks to move past prior scandals" BGR 7:41 AM
  • "Trade fears give Dow its 8th straight loss, Nasdaq has worst session since April" MarketWatch 6:02 PM
  • "Dow Logs Eighth Straight Drop as Stocks Slump: Stocks tumbled Thursday as investors continued to eye developments in the U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 6:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat as Trade Tensions Linger: Shares of auto makers slide after Daimler issues profit warning" [Paid Membership Required] 6:03 PM
  • "Asian markets struggle to recover from Tuesday's big losses: Chinese indexes fare the worst; Nikkei gives up early gains" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain: Tobacco stocks rise on ratings call" MarketWatch 8:42 AM

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