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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?

  • "Apple Eyes Streaming Bundle for TV, Music and News: Apple is considering creating a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service and magazine articles, two people familiar with the company's plans told The Information."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:39 AM
  • "Why a supersized Apple streaming video bundle just might work: Fighting Netflix and Amazon won't be easy, but it can be done."  Macworld 10:56 AM
  • "Apple rumor points to a TV, music and news subscription bundle: Its Texture purchase could be one part of a larger plan." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Apple could bundle TV, music and news in a single subscription" TechCrunch 10:31 AM
  • "Apple reportedly mulling single subscription offering, a la Amazon Prime" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants to sell bundled news, video, and music services" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Apple could bundle streaming video with a subscription to magazines, music, and iCloud storage" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Trump hails iPhone-maker Foxconn for $10 billion Wisconsin plant: And the president praises Apple for investing $350 billion in the US: though it's unlikely to be spent on new factories, as Trump hopes." CNET 2:53 PM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and tech's battle for the hearts and classrooms of teachers"  GeekWire 2:21 PM
  • "Why Apple's Next iPhone Launch Could Break Company Records" The Motley Fool 7:39 AM
  • "Consumers bring motion to bar Qualcomm from enforcing a potential U.S. import ban against certain iPhones"  Foss Patents 2:04 PM
  • "Why macOS Mojave requires Metal — and deprecates OpenGL"  AppleInsider 9:14 AM
  • "We took a spin around MacOS Mojave public beta and here's what we found" CNET 1:50 PM
  • "macOS Mojave: The secrets behind Dark Mode" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "How to Install MacOS Mojave Public Beta" OS X Daily 1:55 PM
  • "MacOS Mojave: How to use Quick Actions in Finder" Computerworld 9:45 AM
  • "MacOS Mojave: How to perform system updates" Macworld 9:36 AM
  • "MacOS Mojave: How to turn off or turn on recent apps in the Dock" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "macOS: Using the Shift Key to Extend Text Selections" The Mac Observer 8:29 AM
  • "PureVPN review: Good security, decent speed, lousy support" Mashable 4:14 PM
  • "How To Remove All Copies Of a File From Time Machine" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to get started with Things for iPhone, iPad, and Mac" iMore 1:50 PM
  • "Automatically Put Markers on the Beat with BeatMark X for Final Cut Pro X" 10:55 AM
  • "Migrating Your Broadcast From Nicecast to Audio Hijack" Rogue Amoeba 8:47 AM
  • "How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)" iMore 2:23 PM
  • "Five Useful Interesting Apps Worth Checking Out - June 2018" MacRumors 5:17 PM
Press Releases
  • "9 Best Font Manager Apps for Mac, Windows, Linux and Online (2018)" Envato Tuts+ 9:34 AM
  • "AudFree Unveiled Spotify Downloader to Download Spotify Songs as MP3" prMac 7:53 AM
  • "AirBeamTV launches Mirror to Mac for screen mirroring from iPhone to Mac" prMac 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's expansive new Seattle store seeks to keep brick-and-mortar relevant" Seattle Times 9:19 PM
  • "Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Cotai Central store design highlights: 1mm thick stone curtain, indoor bamboo grove" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "The Delicate Art of Creating New Emoji" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Tesla to Apple, Google, Microsoft: Don't delete files in trade-secrets lawsuit" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's Project Titan is still a go, says Guggenheim's Robert Cihra" Apple 3.0 10:14 AM
  • "LiDAR startup Luminar hires former Fitbit and Apple execs" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Terrifying Spam Call Leaves Voicemail Phishing for iCloud Logins" Intego 1:51 PM
  • "Apple CarPlay and Android Auto react quicker than native infotainment systems" Digital Trends 8:29 PM
  • "Steve Jobs stars in awesome '80s computer archive from BBC" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Supreme Court decision spells danger for Berkeley cell phone radiation law" CNET 9:19 PM
  • "'Pokémon Go' developer Niantic shows off AR tech that lets Pikachu hide behind real-world objects" Android Police 7:12 PM
  • "Verizon is shutting down its original video app Go90: Go90 died so Oath can live" The Verge 5:59 PM
  • "California passes broadest digital privacy law of any US state" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 PM
  • "California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill opposed by Silicon Valley" Reuters 5:55 PM
  • "California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:15 PM
  • "If you blinked, you may have missed a massive phone tech breakthrough last week" Digital Trends 2:23 PM
  • "Majority of Americans think social media platforms censor political views: Pew survey" Reuters 9:36 AM
  • "Data-broker leak exposes 340 million personal records: Phone numbers, home addresses and religious beliefs were publicly accessible." Engadget 8:46 AM
  • "Three years later, Tidal is still waiting for its big wave" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL renders give best look yet at new smartphones" GearBrain 8:33 AM
  • "Scientists dupe infrared cameras with thermal camouflage: The graphene-based film could make you invisible to thermal imagery." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Dwayne Johnson teamed up with Under Armour and JBL to make wireless headphones that won't fall off when you work out — here's what they're like" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "FCC Action In 3.5 GHz Band Will Speed 5G" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS" The Register 7:56 AM
  • "'Dancing baby' YouTube copyright case settled after 11 years" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Google Maps Predicts 4th Of July Traffic In 25 Cities" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung is finally over, for real this time (The 3:59, Ep. 422): The tech giants settle their patent dispute, Amazon goes deeper into shipping and Uber scammers target drivers." CNET 4:20 PM
  • "Facebook's Spy Patent, Apple Music Shows, Samsung Patent Fight Ends -ACM 468" The Mac Observer 4:07 PM
  • "193: Be the Memoji You Want to Be" The Rebound 1:50 PM
  • "AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 1" Architosh 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Gets Second Supplier for OLED iPhone Screens" ["South Korea's LG Display Co. will initially supply between 2 million and 4 million units, small relative to Apple's sales, as it continues to work on ramping up capacity, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private."] Bloomberg 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Goes to LG for OLED" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "Apple buries the hatchet with Samsung but could tap LG displays" TechCrunch 10:12 AM
  • "You can no longer update iTunes payment info on old iOS, macOS and tvOS versions" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Apple notifies users of very old OS versions about upcoming payment security changes" iLounge 9:06 AM
  • "Genius Electronic Optical decreasing reliance on Apple" DigiTimes 7:57 AM
  • "Apple wants phones without ports, so you better get used to the idea" Android Authority 4:14 PM
  • "Apple mulls system for helping visually impaired navigate environment" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple invention would involve using an iPhone, smart clothing as a 'guidance system for the sensory impaired" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "Apple hardware, smart clothing could guide the blind and deaf" Cult of Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Advances their Fuel Cell Technology with a new 'Fuel Cell State Information' Control System" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:31 AM

  • "Comparing Amazon's Fire TV Cube and the Apple TV 4K" AppleInsider 4:13 PM
  • "Review: ZMI PowerPack 20000 USB PD 20,000 mAh Portable Backup Battery & Hub" iLounge 1:48 PM
  • "'Project Rock' headphones review: For fanboys and fanboys only" Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "The Solo speaker is jack of all trades, master of none" The Next Web 8:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12 beta on an old iPhone: How much faster is it? It's speed test time. This is what it's like to run iOS 12 on the iPhone 5S." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "iOS 12: How to access parental controls and restrictions on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 4:20 PM
  • "How to Get Restaurant Recommendations on Google Maps With the Redesigned Explore Tab" Lifehacker 4:20 PM
  • "How to enable favicon in Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave" 9to5Mac 7:35 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to enable favicons (site icons on tabs) in Safari" Macworld 4:15 PM
  • "How to keep your iPhone usage under control with Screen Time" iDownload Blog 4:14 PM
  • "How to adjust the volume of Siri voice responses on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 4:13 PM
  • "How to use the amazing new iOS 12 Voice Notes app" Cult of Mac 4:13 PM
  • "How to Control Alexa Using Your iPhone" Lifehacker 11:14 AM
  • "How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 12 to iOS 11.4" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "How to use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "How to create and send Animoji and Memoji on iPhone X" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "How to make your own Memoji in iOS 12" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "iOS 12 and macOS Mojave: What is Continuity Camera and how to use it/The Mac can use an iOS device to import photos or scans directly into documents." Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "How to manually scan QR Codes on iPhone and iPad through Control Center" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "Tips for increasing your chances of getting a lost iPhone back" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
  • "5 key areas Siri needs to improve in"  Cult of Mac 2:53 PM
  • "Here's Why Apple's So Excited About Augmented Reality" The Motley Fool 2:43 PM
  • "Who makes the best true wireless earbuds? (No, it's not Apple)" Android Authority 1:50 PM
  • "Media and Entertainment Super Bundle Follow Up" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:13 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung ends not with a whimper but a warning" Apple 3.0 10:13 AM
  • "It's not just new iPhones casting a shadow over Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 this year" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "How Apple Bundles its New TV Entertainment Subscription Will Be Something to Watch" The Mac Observer 6:33 PM
  • "Apple's Netflix streaming rival actually sounds interesting" BGR 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's TV Subscription Plan is Not What You Think It Is (Premium)" Thurrott 8:32 AM
  • "Using the AirPods case to wirelessly charge the iPhone would be genius: How do you encourage everyone to carry a wireless charger with them? By making it a thing they already carry"  The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "Supremely forced: Any excuse to list Apple's woes" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition" TechCrunch 5:40 PM
  • "California Privacy Bill Could Change National Privacy Landscape" The Mac Observer 5:14 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 Review: Setting the standard for an affordable flagship... again" 9to5Google 1:49 PM
  • "Remember: You aren't just buying a phone, you're buying an accessory ecosystem" Android Police 8:39 AM
  • "Vivo Nex review: Frustratingly imperfect, undeniably desirable" Android Authority 7:59 AM
  • "Vivo Nex Review: Pop-Up Camera Kills The Notch And Frees The Screen" Forbes 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Razer revamps its mechanical keyboards with the Huntsman's new optical switches: The company's new 'opto-mechanical' switches combine IR actuation with mechanical parts for fast, clicky keyboards" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "The AD Case Has Built-In Springs to Prevent Your Phone From Falls" Gizmodo 9:35 AM
  • "First Apple HomeKit™-Compatible Air Conditioners Now Available from GE Appliances" Business Wire 8:34 AM
  • "GSMA Announces Winners of 2018 Asia Mobile Awards" ["Best Smartphone: Apple iPhone X"] Business Wire 8:34 AM
  • "The best iPhone apps for outdoor allergy sufferers" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20% off at TGI Fridays" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "iTrip Clip helps overcome the my-smartphone-has-no-headphone-jack blues" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft builds momentum for cloud services in the public sector" DNA 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams coming to U.S. Government Cloud users starting July 17" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft promises that Windows 10 won't be forced to have Sets until its ready: No Sets, please — we're skittish" The Inquirer 12:32 PM
  • "Microsoft fixes facial recognition tech that failed to identify women and people of colour" Compelo 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft improves facial recognition tech to better recognize darker skin tones" Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft delays the Sets feature for Windows 10" TechRadar UK 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Removes 'Sets' App Tabs Feature From Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview" Gadgets 360 7:39 AM
  • "Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks/But one feature has been retired, at least for now: Sets" PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "IBM Wants To End Bias In Facial Recognition With New Analytics Dataset" I4U News 7:32 AM
  • "The Floating Robot With an IBM Brain Is Headed to Space" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 PM
  • "IBM's Competitive Advantage on Display in $320 Million Deal" The Motley Fool 8:08 PM
  • "IBM Launches Starter Kit For Blockchain Developers" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "Dell Introduces New Portfolio of All-in-Ones in India: Dell's New All-in-Ones (AIOs) come with a wireless mouse and keyboard option along with easy to set up 802.11 AC wireless connectivity." News 18 7:11 AM
  • "Dell introduces a new portfolio of slimmer, wide screen All-In-One desktops: Dell has a new offering for the notebook segment." Gizbot 7:11 AM
  • "HP Reclaims Top Spot in Indian PC market: According to the CMR forecast, the overall PC market is likely to grow by 4 per cent driven by enterprise segment as compared to consumer segment." News 18 7:19 AM
  • "Intel's Optane Chips Getting Closer to Changing Computing" Barron's 5:00 PM
  • "Intel drones light up sky to celebrate LGBTQ pride" CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Travis, Intel pair up for Shooting Star Drones show" Daily Republic 7:33 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2990X leak suggests it'll be much cheaper than Intel's i9-7980XE chip: German retailer claims 32-core CPU will fetch €1,509 at launch" The Inquirer 10:12 AM
  • "Oracle WMS Offering Adds New Cloud-Based Capabilities" Zacks 7:42 AM
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 chip for Windows 10: Everything we know so far/Qualcomm could be working on a new Snapdragon 1000 chip for Windows 10 notebooks: Here is what we know about it so far" The Indian Express 7:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market rebounds as financials and tech shares rally: Financials break 13-day losing streak; Walgreens stumbles" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Bulls Catch Their Breath as Stocks Post Gains: Stocks posted gains Thursday afternoon, as investors began to discount the latest fears over trade tariffs and protectionism among the world's biggest economies." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stocks closing higher Thursday" Associated Press 4:16 PM
  • "Gains in Technology, Financial Shares Help Lift Indexes: Some investors see talk of tariffs as mostly a war of words for now" [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Mostly lower finish for Asian stocks after up-and-down session driven by tech shares: Hong Kong clings to narrow gain after Wednesday's 6-month low" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "European stocks finish lower as trade-focused investors stay wary: Auto industry supplier Osram Licht plunges after its warning due to trade tensions" MarketWatch 4:15 PM

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