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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?

  • "Apple attempts to invalidate Qualcomm patents in ongoing licensing fee spat: Firm claims chipmaker's patents 'aren't new ideas'"  The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Goes Nuclear In Patent War Against Qualcomm Via USPTO" HotHardware 4:22 PM
  • "In latest legal move, Apple fights Qualcomm over four US patents" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Apple is ordering so many shows, with nowhere to show them: It's hard to get excited for Apple's upcoming shows without knowing how we'll get to watch"  The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights"  Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Generally Are Required to Collect Cellphone Data" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower records" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to access a suspect's cellphone location data" Mashable 11:18 AM
  • "Where oh where can the Mac updates be? Long product cycles are the now normal for the Mac."  Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "CMV: Here's a way Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma, and keep everyone happy"  9to5Mac 7:22 AM
  • "FileMaker 17, First Take: More accessible, more connected Review" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "How Can I Use the Same Password on My MacBook, iPad, and iPhone?" Lifehacker 3:41 PM
  • "How to get your Mac ready for the macOS 10.14 'Mojave' Public Beta" Apple Must 8:43 AM
  • "The macOS 10.14 Mojave new screenshot tools guide" Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "9 Common Browser Problems and How to Fix Them" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
  • "How to use a PC-formatted drive on the Mac" iMore 7:33 AM
  • "50 (Almost) Ways to Leave Your Lover (High Sierra) for macOS Mojave" The Mac Observer 4:21 PM
  • "Apple pushes privacy theme in Safari for iOS 12, 'Mojave': The browser is getting new privacy and security tricks, including better integration with third-party password managers and less tracking with cookies."  Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Your OS Doesn't Matter. Use What Makes You Happy: Life is too short to argue over operating systems. Does it really matter what you use as long as you are happy with it?"  Low End Mac 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Final Cut Pro X Updated to 10.4.3" 7:32 AM
  • "Recosoft ships IR2Office - Convert Illustrator to PowerPoint & Keynote" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "Copy Fast 1.2 let you have in the menu bar an handy utility to copy in a click text from a list of files" Tension Software 7:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes: The attack allows any would-be-hacker to run as many passcodes as they want, without destroying the data." ZDNet 4:18 PM
  • "Security Researcher Discovers Method for Brute Forcing iPhone Passcode in iOS 11" MacRumors 8:53 PM
  • "Simple hack bypasses iOS passcode entry limit, opens door to brute force hacks" AppleInsider 8:49 PM
  • "Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting Street-Level Data in Japan" MacRumors 8:23 AM
  • "Foxconn sees US-China trade spat as 'war of tech manufacturing': Key iPhone assembler looks beyond Apple as handset industry slows" Nikkei Asian Review 8:03 AM
  • "Toronto Man Files Lawsuit Against Apple Over Scratches on Apple Watch"  iPhoneinCanada 7:45 AM
  • "Canadian sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches that he made" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Bethesda Sues Warner Bros for Copying Fallout Shelter With New Westworld iOS Game" MacRumors 2:20 PM
  • "iPhone Assembler's Billionaire CEO Chafes at China Overtime Caps: Foxconn's Terry Gou argues Chinese want to work more hours" Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "Here's all of the awards Apple took home at Cannes Lions 2018" 9to5Mac 5:48 PM
  • "Apple Orders French Series Calls as an English Adaptation" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Chrome's mystery sawtooth tabs have (slightly) changed my life: Are you seeing what we're seeing?" CNET 6:04 PM
  • "Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:17 PM
  • "Microsoft And Nintendo Have Locked Sony Into A No-Win Cross Play Trap" Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Vivo debut single 5G millimeter wave and sub-6GHz antenna" VentureBeat 9:25 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 will have face unlock feature" SlashGear 8:08 AM
  • "China is Home to 9 of Top 12 Smartphone Vendors" EE Times 8:08 AM
  • "China is Home to Most Smartphone Vendors" CDR Info 8:05 AM
  • "Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police" The Verge 7:30 AM
  • "The top 8 Chinese phones" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Twitter buys and shuts down anti-troll service, leaving customers in a bind" 9to5Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Souce Code Stealing Drama – The TouchArcade Show #359" Touch Arcade 8:14 PM
  • "iMore show 614: Now with Show and Shame!" iMore 3:40 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Vertical-Video Future" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Tech Chat with MGG's Dave Hamilton and John F Braun -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-22" The Mac Observer 11:37 AM
  • "An Interview with Andy Hertzfeld" 512 Pixels 9:48 AM
  • "The sad state of the Mac, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "The woman who gave Apple its voice: Since its first release, we've come to ask Siri everything. The Drum decided to talk to it a bit more, interviewing the human 'original voice', Susan Bennett."  The Drum 8:06 AM
  • "What is Google doing with AI? Chips with Everything podcast" The Guardian 8:05 AM
  • "Podcast interviews Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, discusses bringing AirPlay 2 to Airport Express, Apple Pay at concerts" AppleInsider 7:38 AM
  • "Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro: Apple has determined that a small percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models may exhibit one or more of the following behaviors: Letters or characters repeat unexpectedly/Letters or characters do not appear/Key(s) feel 'sticky' or do not respond in a consistent manner"  Apple Support 4:14 PM
  • "Apple's Sticky Keyboard Triggers Offer For Free Repairs: Company says it will replace damaged keys or entire keyboards on defective MacBooks" [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 PM
  • "Apple Launches Repair Program for Faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro Keyboards" MacRumors 4:19 PM
  • "Apple finally acknowledges 'sticky' keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs" 9to5Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Apple launches service program to address MacBook Pro keyboard woes" Ars Technica 5:47 PM
  • "Apple Acknowledges Failed MacBook KeyBoards with New Repair Program" LAPTOP Magazine 5:47 PM
  • "Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:37 PM
  • "Exclusive: This is Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone"  BGR 9:24 AM
  • "Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Report: Apple Considered Removing Lightning Connector from iPhone X" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "TSMC ramping up 7nm chip production" ["Orders for Apple's custom A12 processor for use in the upcoming iPhones will play a major driver of TSMC's 7nm chip production growth in 2018, according to market sources."]  DigiTimes 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's next-gen 'A13" iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm" AppleInsider 9:47 AM
  • "Best iPhone 2018 leaked photos and renders so far" [Slideshow] CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Safari Based Jailbreak of iOS 12 and iOS 11.4 Betas Demonstrated [Video] iClarified 3:41 PM
  • "How Has Battery Life Been On Your Device After iOS 11.4?" Redmond Pie 8:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM

  • "Review: Netgear's Cable Orbi Kit delivers fast whole-home Wi-Fi" AppleInsider 2:20 PM
  • "Nanoleaf Remote is a HomeKit remote control that gets people talking" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Nanoleaf Remote review: A HomeKit controller for everyone" iMore 8:13 AM
  • "Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds with BOOST review" The Gadgeteer 8:42 AM
  • "Review: Mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit with Charge Stream Pad Mini" iLounge 3:41 PM
  • "How tough are these cases? Evolutive Labs Rhinoshield SolidSuit iPhone X Review" Mobile Reviews Eh 7:31 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'VectorMan' Review – Nothing to Fear but Sphere Itself" Touch Arcade 3:41 PM
  • "'Stories of Bethem: Full Moon' Review – A Link to the Past Guaranteed to Keep You Playing" Touch Arcade 2:20 PM
  • "iOS 12: how to create Siri Shortcuts and make your life easier" iDownload Blog 3:41 PM
  • "How to Save Zip Files to iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:41 PM
  • "How to Secure Your Home Router" Intego 3:41 PM
  • "How to downgrade to iOS 11.4 after installing the iOS 12 beta" Cult of Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Locked Out of Your iPhone? Here's What to Do: Apple includes plenty of security features to protect your data, but if you forget your passcode and can't unlock the phone, you can still regain control." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "Eject Water from Your Apple Watch's Speaker After Getting It Wet" Gadget Hacks 8:10 AM
  • "How To Customize Gmail Swipe Gestures [Android]" ["This option is only available on Android for now but it ought to roll out for iOS users eventually."] AddictiveTips 7:41 AM
  • "How to organize your Apple Watch Dock for maximum productivity" iDownload Blog 7:32 AM
  • "How to disable Apple's HEIF and HEVC formats in iOS" Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "Technical Terms: Wi-Fi" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "Critic's Notebook: The Clock Is Ticking on Apple Buying a Content Company"  The Hollywood Reporter 8:14 PM
  • "Apple Just Ruined Its Most Expensive Apple Watch" Mashable 5:46 PM
  • "Feature Request: Have HomePod only use listening history for the main user" 9to5Mac 9:47 AM
  • "Huge changes are coming to Fortnite Battle Royale, and that's okay" Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple has great challenges, great opportunities with the HomePod, Apple TV" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
  • "When Will Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Arrive, Finally?" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Hacker successfully installs four different Operating Systems on a Windows Phone" MSPoweruser 8:57 PM
  • "Alienware Area 51 R5 Review: Liquid Cooled GPUs And Skylake-X Firepower" HotHardware 10:49 AM
  • "Go deeper: How the online sales tax ruling will affect consumers" Axios 7:31 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple quietly discontinues Modern Buckle band, first of the original Apple Watch styles to disappear" 9to5Mac 5:47 PM
  • "LACPUG's 18th Anniversary Meeting Features Randy Ubillos and the Debut of 'Off the Tracks'" 3:42 PM
  • "Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime app hits iOS as Facebook's Messenger Kids reaches new countries" 9to5Mac 2:19 PM
  • "Get Rid of Photos Clutter and Free Up Disk Space with New iPhone App Gemini Photos by MacPaw" MacPrices 2:09 PM
  • "AXA Insurance just went all in on the iPad Pro" Apple Must 11:36 AM
  • "LMP's USB-C Compact Dock is a great accessory for USB-C Mac laptops" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing" The Verge 7:30 AM
  • "Writing app Scrivener makes it easier to format your book in Vellum" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel's leadership crisis hits in midst of reorganization" ZDNet 9:19 AM
  • "Intel faces many challenges in the post-Krzanich era" Irish Times 9:19 AM
  • "Intel Facing Tough Competition as CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns | Fortune" Fortune 9:18 AM
  • "Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside/Intel's board could favor an internal candidate, such as its engineering chief, Venkata M. Renduchintala, or the head of its data-center business, Navin Shenoy" [Paid Membership Required] 2:18 PM
  • "Intel now faces a fight for its future" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Finance man takes the helm at Intel after Krzanich 'resignation'" Telecoms 9:18 AM
  • "Intel 8 Core, 16 Thread Coffee Lake-S CPU Spotted Again - Lets call it a Core i7 8800K" Guru3D 9:18 AM
  • "Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down after 'workplace fling'" IT PRO (UK) 9:18 AM
  • "Intel Chief Krzanich Quits Over Relationship" Silicon UK 9:17 AM
  • "Intel sacks CEO Krzanich over relationship with employee" The National 9:16 AM
  • "GitHub devs warn Microsoft 'ditch that contract with ICE or lose us'" The Inquirer 9:38 AM
  • "What's New in Cumulative Update KB4284830 for Windows 10 Creators Update" Softpedia 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nintendo team up to poke fun at Sony" Inquirer 9:37 AM
  • "DEWA MD and CEO, Microsoft CEO discuss cooperation" WAM Emirates 9:35 AM
  • "IBM early findings on disastrous TSB core banking system migration released" ComputerWeekly 9:27 AM
  • "HP launches a speaker printer and new Envy, Pavilion laptops" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 9:25 AM
  • "HP Features the Future of Digital Printing at Cannes Lions" WebWire 9:24 AM
  • "Dell Products Used 73 Million Pounds of Recycled Materials" Xcrap Monster 9:20 AM
  • "TSMC Begins Mass Production of 7nm Process, AMD Vega 7nm Confirmed, Zen 2 CPUs Expected Too – Production Capacity To Increase By 3 Times Next Year" WCCFTech 9:11 AM
  • "AMD Tackles Coming 'Chiplet' Revolution With New Chip Network Scheme" IEEE Spectrum 9:11 AM
  • "Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips" The Inquirer 9:10 AM
  • "EdgeConneX expands cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect" Capacity Media 9:08 AM
  • "Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding?" Computerworld UK 9:08 AM
  • "Oracle now requires a subscription to use Java SE" InfoWorld 9:07 AM
  • "Why getting Cisco-certified is core to a networking career" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Cisco stock gains after J.P. Morgan defends bullish rating, says shares look attractive relative to peers" MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances" Hot For Security 9:05 AM
  • "Cisco UCS E-Series Servers BIOS Access Control Bug Lets Local Users Bypass Security Restrictions" Security Tracker 9:05 AM
  • "It's not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud" InfoWorld 8:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Look for high volume in Apple today" Apple 3.0 9:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow snaps 8-session skid, but logs worst weekly fall since March as trade jitters persist: Energy stocks lead, supported by jump in crude prices" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Posts First Gain in Nine Sessions; Oil Jumps: The Dow held on to post its first gain in nine sessions Friday. Oil prices soared after OPEC reached an agreement to boost oil production modestly." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Dow snaps losing streak as oil prices surge" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Suffer Biggest One-Week Loss Since March: Trade tensions spook investors" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asian markets end mixed as trade worries weigh: Automakers lead losses in Japan; Shanghai index salvages a small gain but teeters near bear-market territory" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks finish higher, but still suffer weekly loss: Services data provide cheer" MarketWatch 4:04 PM

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