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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?

  • "The Apple Watch's success has created a luxury smartwatch boom"  Wired UK 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook and Apple Disagree on How to Curb Fake News for U.S. Midterms: Apple News launched a human-curated elections section, sparking a debate about tech companies and automation."  Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Life for Apple After iPhone Peak Doesn't Look Quite as Good" InvestorPlace 10:48 AM
  • "Facebook, Apple Disagree on How to Curb Fake News for Midterms: Apple and Facebook have not figured out how to curb the misinformation that plagued them during the 2016 election and they have struggled to regain public trust. And now, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms, they certainly don't agree on a solution."  ITPro 9:29 PM
  • "OSX.Dummy Mac Malware Targets Cryptocurrency Users on Slack and Discord Channels" BleepingComputer 7:51 AM
  • "New macOS Malware Targets Crypto-Currency Users" SecurityWeek 7:52 AM
  • "Mac malware targets cryptomining users" Malwarebytes 10:03 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS 10.14 Mojave Developer Beta 3" The Mac Observer 4:23 PM
  • "MacOS Mojave Beta 3 Download Released for Testing" OS X Daily 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 60 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "How to Download Apple TV 4K Video Purchases to Your Mac" The Mac Observer 6:12 PM
  • "How to Install Kodi on Mac - Full Guide" AddictiveTips 7:29 AM
  • "How to make sure you don't delete referenced images in Photos for macOS" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Your Cloudy Computer" YMP Now 4:49 PM
  • "Reader Mode in Safari: Apple's Reader tool doesn't outright block advertisements, but it can temporarily isolate the page text so you can read without distractions." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:32 AM
  • "How to type the Apple logo symbol on iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, Windows & more" iDownload Blog 11:32 AM
  • "Mac tip: What is Stationery Pad and when should you use it?" Apple Must 11:09 AM
  • "How To Copy and Paste Files In the Mac Finder" MacMost 10:03 AM
  • "How Apple's New Software Turned My Life Upside Down"  Gizmodo 1:21 PM
  • "Mac app evolution: Bringing UIKit to macOS" iMore 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple has pushed an update to Gatekeeper's data: Apple has just pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 146, dated 3 July 2018." Eclectic Light Company 6:31 PM
  • "Timing App adds sync for time tracking across multiple Macs" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Senior Apple Siri director to lead machine learning talk at upcoming AI Frontiers conference" 9to5Mac 9:30 PM
  • "Drake's new album shatters every Apple Music record" Cult of Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Apple Hires BBC Films Alum Joe Oppenheimer for International Content Role"  Variety 10:48 AM
  • "It took Apple six years to get China Mobile to carry the iPhone" Apple 3.0 7:46 AM
  • "A British watchdog looked into ads that said the iPhone camera was 'studio quality' — and Apple won" Business Insider 11:25 AM
  • "Gavin Williamson interrupted by Siri during Commons statement" BBC 10:32 AM
  • "iPhone Confuses 'Syria' for 'Siri' During UK Defense Secretary's Speech" Gizmodo 4:35 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Social media apps are 'deliberately' addictive to users" BBC 7:53 PM
  • "Google's DeepMind taught AI teamwork by playing Quake III Arena" VentureBeat 4:59 PM
  • "DeepMind AI's new trick is playing 'Quake III Arena' like a human: Multi-agent training creates all sorts of emergent gaming behavior." Engadget 4:56 PM
  • "Gmail messages 'read by human third parties'" BBC 10:48 AM
  • "Xiaomi hopes to enter US market next year despite rivals' struggle" CNET 7:46 AM
  • "'The web had failed instead of served humanity': Tim Berners-Lee was crushed by Russia using Facebook to meddle in the US election"  Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Huawei could be working on a smartwatch that stores true wireless earbuds" Android Authority 7:41 AM
  • "iOS 12 AutoFill Security Concerns, Samsung Phone Shared Photos Bug -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-03" The Mac Observer 12:37 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 62 – SiriKit Demystified" MacStories 10:29 AM
  • "Episode 246 of Let's Talk iOS: Down the middle" iDownload Blog 7:32 AM
  • "Ways to improve the Apple TV remote and more." The MT Show 7:19 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database" AppleInsider 7:32 PM
  • "iPhone XI: what we want to see/New iPhone X2 video renders give us a possible first look" TechRadar UK 7:51 AM
  • "New Evidence in iOS 12 of Apple's Upcoming iPad With Face ID" MacRumors 7:24 AM
  • "Developer shares proof an iPad with Face ID is coming" AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "Security Researcher Has a Big Problem with Apple's iOS 12" Tom's Guide 8:06 AM
  • "iOS 12 Security Code AutoFill Raises Login Security Concerns" The Mac Observer 1:34 PM
  • "Future iPhone Said to Feature Triple-lens 3D Sensing Camera" CDR Info 8:05 AM
  • "Queue The Fireworks - iOS 11.4.1 Public Beta 5 Released For Those That Aren't Testing iOS 12" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "watchOS 5 Allows Activating Siri With New Raise To Speak Feature Instead Of 'Hey Siri' Command" Redmond Pie 7:31 AM
  • "tvOS 12 Developer Beta 3 for Apple TV and Aple TV 4K Available" The Mac Observer 1:49 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12 to Developers" MacRumors 12:29 PM
  • "Apple patent involves private and public sharing of iCloud data" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM

  • "iPhone X versus OnePlus 6 video quality compared" AppleInsider 12:29 PM
  • "Guidemaster: Picking the right Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C dock for your desk/Ars tests a bunch of docks and hubs to see which are worthy of a spot on your desk." Ars Technica 7:31 AM
  • "Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earphones review: A true AirPod alternative" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Review: Kanto SYD Wireless Home Speaker" iLounge 12:10 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Everything new in iOS 12 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 7:07 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to use the animated Activity app stickers in Messages" 9to5Mac 6:49 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to use the animated Activity app stickers in Messages" 9to5Mac 4:59 PM
  • "How to Download Apple TV 4K Video Purchases to Your Mac" The Mac Observer 4:57 PM
  • "How To Enable or Disable Group Notifications By App On iOS 12" AddictiveTips 4:36 PM
  • "How to save any audio file to iPhone without a Mac" Cult of Mac 4:36 PM
  • "How to Organize Your Mac's Desktop With Stacks in macOS Mojave" MacRumors 4:28 PM
  • "How to see what's using battery life on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 10:48 AM
  • "How to block iPhone text messages from certain senders" iDownload Blog 7:32 AM
  • "The latest iOS 12 beta hints that the next iPad will have Face ID" Mashable 6:16 PM
  • "Benchmarks show new MacBook Pros will get a caffeinated jolt in performance" Digital Trends 6:17 PM
  • "If this rumor is right, Apple's 2019 iPhones will get 5G before almost anyone else" BGR 4:35 PM
  • "Tuesday Apple Rumors: iOS 12 Beta Hints at Face ID iPad" InvestorPlace 4:35 PM
  • "Apple Books isn't solving one of the biggest problems with iBooks" Mashable 4:34 PM
  • "Can Apple Profit From Adding Virtual Reality to Self-Driving Cars?" The Street 4:33 PM
  • "3 Really Nice Additions to Apple TV 4K That Apple Has Declined" The Mac Observer 4:28 PM
  • "Researcher Says iOS 12"s Security Code AutoFill Is a Security Risk" iDrop News 4:28 PM
  • "Why Apple is giving Maps the big reboot"  iMore 12:10 PM
  • "Is Apple Brave Enough to Make an iPad With Face ID?" Gizmodo 10:32 AM
  • "Thoughts on Apple's rapidly evolving AI"  Computerworld 10:03 AM
  • "Crying dire wolf: The state of Apple Maps" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Yelp Wins Case that Could Have Forced Removal of Negative Review" The Mac Observer 6:55 PM
  • "I barely noticed a difference while I was using this $250 smartphone after using $800 phones for years" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "Why you should care about Samsung's newest Android tablet that was just leaked" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "Women In Tech: The Opinion Of A White Male In Silicon Valley" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Go deeper: Amazon's buyout of PillPack is just a start" Axios 7:33 AM
  • "The Changing Relationship Between People and Technology" Tech.pinions 7:29 AM
  • "Fun: Siri speaks before Parliament (Video)" Apple 3.0 9:29 PM
  • "Comic: The Unbearable Speediness of iOS 12" iMore 10:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Launches 'Summer Blockbusters' Promo for iTunes Movies, Releases 'Ready Player One'" The Mac Observer 5:55 PM
  • "The Creator of 'JellyCar' Has a New Game Coming This Month Called 'Wobble Frog Adventures'" Touch Arcade 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Health's new Health Records feature now works with even more providers" 9to5Mac 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Pay to support two new banks in Brazil tomorrow" 9to5Mac 12:10 PM
  • "GarageBand update for iOS brings Apple Schoolwork support" Cult of Mac 7:31 AM
  • "WaterField Launches 5th Crowdsourced Design Project for New Gear Cases" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One is a great deal at new, lower price" Apple World Today 7:19 AM
  • "iWatermark+ For iPhone/iPad Adds Watermarking Of 4K Videos" Plum Amazing 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Breaking down Dell's complex route back to becoming a public company: Dell is taking an unconventional route back to public markets; we break it down for you" Computerworld 6:32 PM
  • "The Biggest Winner of Dell's Public-Market Return? Michael Dell" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Dell re-emerges as a public company after five years" BGR India 7:17 AM
  • "Dell becomes public company five years after buyout" BGR 7:19 AM
  • "Dell To Trade In The Public Market Again, Without An Initial Public Offering" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "Dell moves to go public, without an IPO" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "'Intel considering $9b additional investment in Israel'" Globes (Israel) 8:41 AM
  • "Intel lists '9th-generation' desktop CPUs: Core i3-9000 up to Core i5-9600K" TechSpot 7:48 AM
  • "MediaTek may replace Intel as 5G iPhone modem supplier" TechShout 7:51 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K overclocked to 7.4GHz for SuperPi 32M record" Hexus 7:51 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake G Core i7-8705G Review: Intel and AMD Combined" TechSpot 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with RADWIN to deliver broadband internet to rural communities" Neowin 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's Budget Surface Tablet Makes FCC Debut With Rumored Intel CPU" HotHardware 4:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's upcoming low cost Surface clears FCC, could be nearing launch" OnMSFT 8:42 AM
  • "FCC filings give further credence to new $400 Surface reports: Documents imply a low power Intel processor rather than an ARM chip." Ars Technica 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft and RADWIN partner to deliver internet over TV white space: The partnership expands Microsoft's Airband initiative, which is focused on bringing broadband to rural communities." Windows Central 2:37 PM
  • "Thrice, in a trice, IBM cloud cuts prices: Watson? Down! WebSphere? Down! VMs? Now charged by the minute!" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Oracle chooses Brussels for European fintech innovation programme: US software provider Oracle has picked Brussels to roll out its European 'Fintech Innovation Programme,' teaming up with local startup platform B-Hive." Information Age 8:43 AM
  • "Seagate courts PC enthusiasts with Barracuda SSD: It's acknowledging that it has to win over the high-performance crowd." Engadget 2:36 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "US stocks dragged down by Facebook, Apple" 6:16 PM
  • "Apple will announce its June quarter earnings results on July 31" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end holiday-shortened session in the red as tech shares sell off: Trading volumes are low due to Fourth of July holiday" MarketWatch 12:47 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble in Holiday-Shortened Session: Stocks ended a holiday-shortened session with a sharp selloff ahead of Friday's implementation of tariffs on $34 billion in China-made goods." TheStreet 12:47 PM
  • "US stocks veer lower in light trading ahead of US holiday" Associated Press 12:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip Ahead of Holiday: Technology shares take a pause from recent gains in shortened trading session" [Paid Membership Required] 12:48 PM
  • "Asian markets largely struggle for a second day, but China bucks trend: Nikkei sees modest losses, Hang Seng plunges" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "European stocks rise, with Germany finding relief in Merkel's migration deal" MarketWatch 8:39 AM

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