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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's new colored iPhones: Here's what you'll be doing with them" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Many iPhone thefts, the girlfriend of a mob boss, and an Apple Store: The latest from the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Apple reminds us how the App Store changed everything ahead of its 10th anniversary" BGR 12:54 PM
  • "Apple's Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri's potential" TechCrunch 6:32 PM
  • "Expectations game: iPhone killers never pan out"  Macworld 7/7
  • "Apple Music now suprasses Spotify in number of paid US subscribers" MSPoweruser 7/7
  • "China only makes $8.46 from an iPhone — and that's why Trump's trade war is futile"  Raw Story 7/7
  • "Apple Releases Second Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 7/6
  • "Apple distributes second macOS 10.14 Mojave public beta for testing" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "How to customize the macOS Dock to your preferences: Although macOS System Preferences permit adjusting a variety of settings, no other customization may prove as helpful as adjusting the macOS Dock due to its frequent everyday use. Here's how." TechRepublic 7/7
  • "How to Backup Your Mac: Why I Use 3 Different Solutions" LAPTOP Magazine 7/7
  • "How to use Hot Corners on Mac: The most common use of hot corners is to trigger a screen saver. Here's how to do it." iMore 7/7
  • "How to Fix Chrome's Checkboxes and Buttons in macOS Mojave" Lifehacker 7/6
  • "How to Use the New Continuity Camera Feature in macOS Mojave" MacRumors 7/6
  • "How to move multiple Safari tabs at once in macOS" Macworld 7/6
  • "How to Free Up Space on Your Mac: Apple includes a few tools with macOS to help manage unnecessary files on your computer." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7/6
  • "Try a (Very Broken) Dark Mode on MacOS High Sierra" OS X Daily 7/6
  • "How to set up email rules in the Mail app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7/6
  • "The Optimal Settings For Uploading Videos To IGTV In Premiere Pro" The Phoblographer 7/6
  • "Best Kodi Add-ons for Mac in 2018 and How to Stay Safe" AddictiveTips 7/6
  • "Replacing Filemaker Pro 11: Tap Forms fails within minutes of testing" Gordon's Tech 7/7
  • "'macOS' Defaults Broken" Rixstep 7/6
  • "How Snow Leopard became synonymous with reliability" OSNews 7/6
  • "Moving on from Xcassets: There was a time when toolbars went wild. They were all shapes and sizes, and some of them were way over the top, obscenely egregious. Then one company decided to calm things down, to preach to developers to use their new engine, and cut out the exaggerations." Rixstep 7/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's latest iPhone X ad uses Face ID to ease password worries" AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Apple shows off iPhone X w/ Face ID in humorous game show ad [Video] 9to5Mac 5:22 PM
  • "NSO Group Employee Allegedly Stole Company's Powerful Spyware for Personal Profit: NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates. But according to a newly released indictment, a disgruntled employee stole the company's code and tried to sell it for $50 million worth of cryptocurrency."  Motherboard 7/6
  • "NSO Group employee allegedly stole, attempted to sell 'Pegasus' iOS malware for $50M" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "10 years of the App Store in 10+ facts" Apple Must 7/6
  • "Berlengas Island Cup 2018 — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "The 'Wa' of Soccer — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "The Heart of Australia — Shot on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7/6
  • "Artist brilliantly animates 'This Is America' using Apple computers from the '80s" Mashable 7/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer" BBC 7/7
  • "Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report" Social Barrel 7/7
  • "FCC still wants to take broadband subsidies away from American Indians: FCC denies petition to restore $25 Lifeline subsidy for Tribal residents." Ars Technica 7/6
  • "This AI uses sight to isolate the sound of specific instruments" The Next Web 7/6
  • "Samsung Gear S4 may arrive as 'Galaxy Watch' based on Wear OS" ["The Galaxy Watch may also have a way to take blood pressure measurements. This isn't something that's easy to do — it generally involves an inflating band strapped around your arm to cut off blood circulation — but Samsung may have come up with a clever way to do this via the watch (this patent suggests it's technically possible)."] Android Authority 7/6
  • "By the numbers: The robocall scourge" Axios 7/6
  • "Huawei refutes FCC claims of US national security concerns: Allowing Huawei to compete in the US could yield savings of around $20 billion over the next three years in the costs of building out mobile infrastructure, the Chinese company has said." ZDNet 7/6
  • "Goodbye, Carter! – The TouchArcade Show #361" Touch Arcade 7/6
  • "Randy Ubillos - Back to the Beginnings of Final Cut Pro at the 18th Anniversary LACPUG" 7/6
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 180: Colorful iPhone rumors, A12 chip leaks, Apple Watch Raise to Speak Siri" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "No Intel 5G Modems for iPhone, Hobbled Twitter Clients -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-06" The Mac Observer 7/6
  • "Podcast discusses Intel's modem woes, analyst predictions for 2018 iPhone, and marketing companies reading Gmail" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Apple might still use Intel 5G modem chips for future iPhone models" phoneArena 9:40 PM
  • "Intel says 5G plans for iPhone are unchanged"  VentureBeat 7/6
  • "No, it's not Intel's 5G chip Apple is ditching – it's the Sunny Peak Bluetooth, Wi-Fi part" The Register 7/6
  • "Is Apple planning to make millions of people's smartphone chargers redundant?" Metro UK 7/6
  • "PSA: If you're experiencing excessive battery drain on iOS 11.4, it's not just you" 9to5Mac 12:54 PM
  • "How to prevent random shutdowns on your iPhone or iPad: Does your iPhone keeps shutting down and turning off while the battery still reads 20%, 30%, or even 50%? Here's what to do!" iMore 7/6
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/6
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/6
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/6

  • "Best Portable Travel Apple Watch Chargers: Looking to charge your Apple Watch while you're out and about? Check out these portable chargers!" iMore 11:48 AM
  • "iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which is the best iPhone? The iPhone X may be 'better' on paper, but it might not be the iPhone that best fits your needs." CNET 7:34 AM
  • "iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone is better? The iPhone X may be 'better' on paper, but it might not be the iPhone that best fits your needs." CNET 7/7
  • "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral studio headphones" The Verge 7/6
  • "ZAGG's Slim Book is my favorite keyboard case for iPad Pro [Review] Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "Is the Anchor Cable the best smartphone charging cable currently available? The Anchor Cable is a versatile, rugged cable that can be used to charge your iPhone, Android devices, Kindle tablets, USB-C MacBook, and much more." ZDNet 7/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "We compared Google Photos and the built-in Apple Photos app on iPhone—and the winner is clear" Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "All The Ways iOS 12 Will Make Your iPhone More Secure" Wired 7:33 AM
  • "Early testimonial of iOS 12"s 'Live Listen' with AirPods shows just how useful it could be" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Cassandra -Rethinking Photo Workflows (4): RAW Images on iOS Devices" eXtensions 7/6
  • "iOS 11 Tip: How to fix broken Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity" ZDNet 7/7
  • "How to take perfect Portrait Mode selfies with an iPhone X" Digital Trends 7/7
  • "Play Marvel Battle Lines to Unleash Spider Man & Other Heroes on Your iPhone Right Now" Gadget Hacks 7/6
  • "Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Hands-on: Shortcuts brings powerful automation tools, with support for Siri to iOS" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to enable On/Off Labels" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 Using Electra On Any iPhone, iPad Or iPod touch [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 7/6
  • "How to jailbreak iOS 11.2-11.3.1 with Electra1131" iDownload Blog 7/6
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to use guided access to limit use to one app" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "How to use a blank home screen on iPad, and why you'll love it" Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "How to access your Photos library on iOS 12 from inside the Messages app" iDownload Blog 7/6
  • "iOS: How to Decline a Call When the Decline Button isn't Available" The Mac Observer 7/6
  • "Getting Started with Apple's new Shortcuts app" iMore 7/6
  • "Technical Terms: Hard Disk Drive and SSD" MacMost 7/6
  • "How To Free Up Space on Your iPhone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/6
  • "How to Disable Snooze for an Alarm on your iPhone and Apple Watch" The Mac Observer 7/6
  • "Stretch your dollars in the smart home: Starting a smart home doesn't have to break the bank. These budget-friendly buys will get you on the way to a smarter home in no time." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "iOS 11 camera guide: How to use Apple's iOS 11 camera effects on your iPhone" Digital Trends 7/7
  • "5 clever little iCloud tips you'll probably use" Computerworld 7/6
  • "Owning an Apple iPhone or iPad is an indicator of wealth in the U.S. say economists" phoneArena 9:16 PM
  • "Does the Apple TV do enough to warrant its premium price?" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Some Initial Observations About Shortcuts | Jordan Merrick" Macdrifter 7:51 AM
  • "iPad Pro 2018 could take cues from iPhone X to bring this popular feature to the tablet: APPLE's iPad Pro 2018 could take huge cues from iPhone X to bring an incredibly popular iOS feature to the tablet." Express UK 7:35 AM
  • "The Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is well implemented, but serves no useful purpose"  AppleInsider 7/7
  • "How Apple is leaning on design & privacy to succeed in the health industry" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "Check out the world's largest collection of rare Apple prototypes" CNBC 7/7
  • "The iPhone won't get a triple-lens camera this year, but the next Samsung Galaxy might" BGR 7/7
  • "7 hours in the spaceship: interviewing for a job at Apple Park" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Apple's foldable iPhone still years away" Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "Apple wraps itself in AI just in time for another 'AI winter'" Apple 3.0 7/6
  • "Steve Jobs, Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes, and when the 'reality distortion field' fails"  AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Surprise: Android fanboys aren't like iPhone fanboys" BGR 7/6
  • "Wait—the 'hotness' chili was about attractiveness? So many college classes chosen based on... a chili pepper." Ars Technica 8:56 AM
  • "WSJ: 'Samsung Estimates Operating-Profit Growth At 5 Percent, Short Of Expectations'" Daring Fireball 7/7
  • "Chat me: Android Messages, RCS, 'Chat,' and Google's involvement explained" 9to5Google 7/6
  • "Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Net neutrality returning to California; new bills 'strong and enforceable'" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "Grappling with Google Duplex: What happens when our AI assistants suddenly seem more human" GeekWire 7/6
  • "Is Google Duplex AI about to replace the call center?" GearBrain 7/6
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming July 7: Gene Steinberg meets Derek Kessler from Mobile Nations, and Rene Ritchie from iMore, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7/7
  • "Text Case is a simple utility app for text conversion on iOS" 9to5Mac 7/7
  • "App Roundup: GarageBand for iOS, CMV Pro, Tinder, Sygic, more!" AppleInsider 7/7
  • "Apple releases iOS 12 Shortcuts app beta to developers" The Apple Post 7/6
  • "Minimalist Drifting Game 'Absolute Drift: Zen Edition' Heading to iOS Next Week" Touch Arcade 7/6
  • "AirPods Retro bring a classic Macintosh vibe to Apple's buds" Cult of Mac 7/6
  • "Newton launches recap feature to remind you of email you missed" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "Microsoft at work on iPhone & iPad app for Movies & TV customers" AppleInsider 7/6
  • "Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is a solid addition to your Home app accessories" Apple World Today 7/6
  • "Microsoft planning iOS app for its Movies & TV service; joining Movies Anywhere" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "ThunderWiz: A Signature Randomizer for Thunderbird" prMac 7/6
  • "Space Wall - A Classic Game in Fantastic Surreal Experience" prMac 7/6
  • "Verv - a fresh vision for a Health & Fitness leader" prMac 7/6
  • "iOS 12 Guidebook - eBook guide for iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad released" prMac 7/6
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Now Has a Surface Store in Taiwan" Thurrott 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms that will include a Dark Mode" Windows Report 7:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 after three years: A greatly improved report card" ZDNet 8:19 PM
  • "Windows 10 Pro vs Enterprise: Which is better for your business? There isn't much between the two versions of Windows for business, so which represents better value for money?" Computerworld 6:50 PM
  • "Intel hints it might still supply 5G modems for the iPhone" BGR 6:13 PM
  • "Intel Says Their 5G Roadmap For 2018-2020 Have Remain Unchanged" UberGizmo 7:41 AM
  • "IBM to track programmers code and credit them using a blockchain-type network" Tech Worm 7:43 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 GPUs Might Leverage AI Engine For Real-Time HairWorks Modeling" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem: Comment" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "How Dell Technologies helps McLaren stay one step ahead of the game in the world's fastest sport: Can Dell Technologies help McLaren hit top gear at this weekend's British Grand Prix?" TechRadar UK 7/7
  • "AMD Confirms That It Has Replenished Its Stock Of Radeon Rx Series Gpus" Tech 2 7/7
  • "Intel Whiskey Lake-U Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U CPUs Revealed — Up To 4.5 GHz Clock Speeds on a 15W Chip" WCCFTech 7/7
  • "Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U Core i7 And i5 CPU Specs Reveal Serious Clock Speed Boost" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Petition to save Microsoft's unannounced foldable Surface smartphone" NewsBytes 7/7
  • "How Microsoft's Surface Andromeda pocket PC could disrupt the market: Microsoft claims it's Andromeda device category could be disruptive. Here's how." Windows Central 7/7
  • "Microsoft fans are really keen on seeing a Surface Phone device" TechRadar UK 7/7
  • "Microsoft rolls out a new update for Store app for Windows 10 Release Preview devices" MSPoweruser 7/7
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview Brings HDR Controls And Fluent Design Drop Shadows" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Microsoft will deliver two major Dynamics 365 releases per year" MSPoweruser 7/7
  • "Outlook email users are finally set for the update they haven't stopped asking for: OUTLOOK email users are finally set for an update that will bring a feature they have not stopped asking for." Express UK 7/7
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "AAPL: What a week/Five days of trading, annotated." Apple 3.0 7:31 AM
  • "Why stock traders are dumping Apple supplier Foxconn Industrial: The stock — despite a 33pc drop — is trading at 19 times earnings, ahead of the 16 times for Apple, the world's most valuable company" South China Morning Post 7/7
  • "Is Apple Stock (AAPL) a Buy? Another iPhone-size hit doesn't seem to be on the horizon, but that's OK." The Motley Fool 7/7
  • "Loop Capital has raised its Apple price target: Analyst Ananda Baruah likes the momentum of Apple's subscription growth." Apple 3.0 7/7
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends week solidly higher after jobs report; Biogen logs best day since 2004: Biogen's stock rallies after successful Alzheimer's drug trial" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Jobs Report Drives Stocks to Second Day of Gains: Stocks trimmed earlier gains but closed solidly higher in the wake of a strong jobs report Friday." TheStreet 7/6
  • "US stocks snap higher despite escalating US-China trade tiff" Associated Press 7/6
  • "Stocks Post Weekly Gains: Signs of a buoyant U.S. labor market help investors look past escalating trade tensions" [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Asian markets end higher but still down for week, as U.S., China tariffs kick in/Analyst: Friday's rise is 'a sign of complacency or a suggestion that investors have grown accustomed to this continued spat'" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "European stocks close slightly higher, nab weekly gain: European stocks finished slightly higher Friday, erasing an earlier loss that came as the U.S. and China kicked off a trade war by implementing promised import tariffs." MarketWatch 7/6

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