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Weekend Highlights: Strategist makes case that not buying Netflix is "Apple's biggest mistake under Tim Cook"; Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has trimmed stake in AAPL, causing stock drop, though move allegedly not Buffett's idea; Apple buys up AI marketing start-up, DataTiger, possibly looking beyond iPhone; Dan Moren sees three hurdles Apple needs to overcome with news service; Apple files Conflict Minerals Report with the SEC, shows company removed five suppliers; Samsung to open retail stores, and leak indicates AirPods challenger coming from S. Korean company.

  • "Before the App Store: the 'Sweet Solution' of Web Apps and Developers' Relentless Passion"  MacStories 10:25 AM
  • "How the App Store changed my world (and probably yours, too): With its convenience, variety, and safety, the App Store boosted productivity 40 years ahead."  Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "How iPhone buying patterns have changed over time, in one chart: New iPhone models remain popular months before Apple launches its next lineup, while the iPhone 6 has seen a 'resurgence'"  MarketWatch 11:59 AM
  • "Lawmakers Question Apple and Google on Personal Data Collection Policies" MacRumors 2:06 PM
  • "Lawmakers Press Alphabet and Apple on Smartphone Users' Privacy: Letters seek more information on how smartphones collect user location and other data" [Paid Membership Required] 5:16 PM
  • "US lawmakers query Apple, Alphabet CEOs over smartphone personal data policies" AppleInsider 4:01 PM
  • "What brands can learn from religion: Both are a matter of promise and faith, powerful precisely because they are indefinable" ["In his regular sermons at the annual Apple developers' conferences, Steve Jobs held his congregation in thrall. There was an aroma of sanctity perfuming events where true believers were offered redemption by consumption of his products. Best of all, Jobs had an icon: this year's Apple gewgaw held aloft to gasps from the floor. Like religion, Apple is itself in a continuous cycle of birth and rebirth."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Apple slices into Spotify's lead in US music market" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Music Inches Up on Spotify in the U.S." Thurrott 9:23 AM
  • "Apple brings AirPlay 2 to Mac with the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6" AppleInsider 5:05 PM
  • "Hand Stitching Every Pixel in the Original Mac OS Control Panel Took This Master Crafter Six Months" Gizmodo 10:37 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra & El Capitan, Safari 11.1.2" Accelerate Your Macintosh! 5:05 PM
  • "Movavi Photo Editor 4 for Mac review" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "How to avoid losing media when working with iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "How to Use Quick Look in macOS Mojave" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud: Pricing, discounts, and free trials for Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, and more" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Nitro Pro 12 review: A better document workflow/With full Nitro Cloud integration, Nitro Pro makes it easier to prepare PDFs and get them signed." PCWorld 7:30 AM
  • "Creating Searchable Databases In Numbers" MacMost 9:05 AM
  • "Hide Files on macOS With Terminal: A Guide for Novices" Apple Gazette 10:26 AM
  • "The Best Mac for Gaming: Testing them all using real games" Mac Gamer HQ 7:21 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update, Sierra and El Capitan Security Updates 2018-004 now available" Eclectic Light Company 5:24 PM
Press Releases
  • "Nimble Commander is a macOS file manager with a minimalist design" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "International Space Station 2.0 shows exact position of the space station over the earth and let you see it at naked eye " Tension Software 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smart speaker installed base to hit 100 million by end of 2018" ["Apple's HomePod models will trail, accounting for a meager 4% of the 2018 base."] Canalys 8:27 AM
  • "Smart speaker adoption expected to grow 6 times by 2022, with Apple trailing" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Researchers find that owning an iPhone or iPad is the number-one way to guess if you're rich or not" Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Researchers claim iPhone and iPad ownership is a wealth indicator" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Do you own an iPhone or iPad? You're rich!" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone X — Memory— Apple" YouTube 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's awesome new iPhone X ad showcases unlocking saved passwords with Face ID" iDownload Blog 7:27 AM
  • "Apple wants you to stop remembering passwords (and cheat): A new, highly dramatic ad for iPhone X shows you how the phone is helpful. A side benefit is that you can cheat on memory challenges, too." ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "iPad — All Your Stuff — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Organised Notes — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Paperless Paperwork — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "iPad — Travel Simply — Apple" YouTube 8:12 AM
  • "This new feature will make it tougher for cops and hackers to unlock your iPhone: Restrictions on the USB port will make it tougher for police to get access to your data." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "This Underwater Short Film Was Shot on a Bare iPhone" PetaPixel 1:37 PM
  • "MyPhone: Brazen gang of hooded thieves snatch 21 iPhones worth $19,000 from display in New York Apple store" Daily Mail (UK) 8:25 AM
  • "CNBC Report Features World's Largest Collection of Apple Prototypes" CNBC 8:13 AM
  • "Artists re-creates Childish Gambino's This Is America video on a vintage Mac" Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple reclaims top spot in education" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook's Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:33 PM
  • "Some cheap Android phones are being sold with preinstalled malware" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "People want Amazon's Alexa on the toilet (and brands are listening)" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Timehop hit by a security breach that compromised millions of users, social app says" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "There's a New Resource List for Domestic Abuse Victims Targeted Through the Internet of Things" Gizmodo UK 7:26 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with University Psychologist and Podcaster Dr. Robert Carter" The Mac Observer 5:01 PM
  • "Has Apple abandoned professional Mac users? In this important video roundtable, ZDNet's David Gewirtz, Jason Perlow, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, and Mac developer Oliver Breidenbach discuss whether there's a future for pro Mac users. The conclusion: It's a definite maybe."  ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Newsmaker Interview: Patrick Wardle Talks Apple Malware Flubs and Successes" Threatpost 8:43 AM
  • "AirPods, Phishing, Smart Home, and Resets – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 717" The Mac Observer 7:24 AM
  • "As if iOS 11 needed more problems, the latest release is killing iPhone battery life" BGR 9:36 AM
  • "Report: Apple Passes on Intel Connectivity Chip for 2020 iPhone" The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "Apple releases 11.4.1 bug-fix updates for iOS, tvOS, and HomePod, plus watchOS 4.3.2" Macworld 1:33 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.4.1 with Two Bug Fixes and Security Patches" The Mac Observer 12:14 PM
  • "HomePod 11.4.1 update with stability and quality improvements now available" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "iOS 11.4.1 Update Released for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links] OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2 to the public" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode: The iOS update also fixes bugs with AirPods and Exchange mail servers." Ars Technica 5:11 PM
  • "AirPlay system requirements: Learn which devices are compatible with AirPlay and AirPlay 2." Apple Support 6:35 PM
  • "Is your iPhone battery draining rapidly after upgrading to iOS 11.4?" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "How to fix iPad and iPad Pro battery life problems" iMore 12:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:00 AM

  • "Review: Belkin's trio of new wireless chargers target iPhone users" AppleInsider 5:05 PM
  • "Hands-on: Pioneer MVH-1400NEX offers affordable CarPlay in a simple package" 9to5Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Spigen 10th Anniversary Edition cases for iPhone X: hands-on look" phoneArena 8:41 AM
  • "Google Pixel Buds review: Google enters the wireless earphone market - but are the Pixel Buds up to scratch?" What Hi-Fi? 8:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On With the Siri Shortcuts Beta App in iOS 12" MacRumors 5:12 PM
  • "'Dere Evil Exe' Review – A Self Aware 2D Platformer which Shatters the Fourth Wall to Bring the Player a Terrifying and Unorthodox Retro Style Game" Touch Arcade 11:58 AM
  • "How to turn your iPhone into a step counter" Computerworld 10:52 AM
  • "How to use the Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature on iPhone" iDownload Blog 10:26 AM
  • "Fix Electra Error: amfid patch During iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak, Here's How" Redmond Pie 9:22 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Reject Robocalls at the squeeze of a hardware button" Cult of Mac 1:37 PM
  • "How to Unlock Your Phone for Overseas Travel: If you want to use a local data plan when traveling to another country, you might be able to get your carrier to free your phone for use on another network." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "18 Siri commands for HomePod AirPlay 2 users" Apple Must 8:00 AM
  • "Cheap device could stall Apple's new USB port lock" iTNews Australia 9:47 PM
  • "Analysts: Apple to discontinue iPhone X & iPhone SE this fall due to 'pent-up demand' for new models" 9to5Mac 8:51 PM
  • "How iOS 11.4.1 limits USB accessories to make your iPhone and iPad more secure" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "China makes $8.46 from an iPhone. That's why a U.S. trade war is futile" The Conversation 1:36 PM
  • "Folding iPhone: Apple's next big thing? Apple's next big thing could very well be a new take on the iPhone."  ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "How many people are buying an Apple Watch?"  Apple Must 9:16 AM
  • "My Mac mini, kernel_task, and dusty hardware: Bring back my mini's zing" Erica Sadun 8:48 AM
  • "A dystopian vision of Apple's next big thing" Apple 3.0 8:03 AM
  • "Facebook & Its Lies: Facial Recognition Edition" Om Malik 2:05 PM
  • "The OnePlus 6 is now my go-to phone instead of the Pixel 2: OnePlus is starting to beat Google at its own game." Android Central 8:17 AM
  • "With Greed and Cynicism, Big Tech is Fueling Inequalities in America"  Monday Note 7:38 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple makes searchable WWDC 2018 session video transcripts available" 9to5Mac 6:16 PM
  • "Apple to supply iPhones, training for Disney '#DreamBigPrincess' videos shot by women" AppleInsider 5:06 PM
  • "2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Which Apple iMac is best for education?" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 9: Apple History, Siri, The Connected Home, and Drones" The MUG Center 12:14 PM
  • "Outcast 2 adds podcast streaming and continuous playback playlists to Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 9:22 AM
  • "Celebrating the App Store's 10th Anniversary with a Week of Special Coverage" MacStories 9:22 AM
  • "This foot-based iPhone holder makes the selfie stick look sane" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft teases launch of a new Surface device" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "Could the budget Microsoft Surface tablet be launched this week?" TechRadar UK 7:33 AM
  • "'Andromeda' Surface phone fans launch petition to convince Microsoft to continue development" PC Retail 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Launch Cheaper Surface on Friday, Specifications Leaked" Softpedia 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft fans sign petition urging firm to make a Surface Phone device" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's affordable Surface tablet may launch this week" MSPoweruser 7:31 AM
  • "Get Ready: Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates" Softpedia 7:30 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: Smart upgrades make this a worthy, pricey choice" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "Lenovo's Snapdragon 835-powered Miix 630 is now available" Neowin 5:12 PM
  • "ITE students to get mentorship under first IBM programme in South-east Asia" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "IBM Racks $1.24B in Deals With Australian Feds & Italian Bank" Light Reading 8:52 AM
  • "Colombia adopts IBM Watson to enhance regional language content promotion" Times of India 8:51 AM
  • "IBM is launching its P-TECH program in Singapore" CNBC 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Banca Carige launch digital transformation venture" ThePaypers 8:50 AM
  • "HPE supercomputer used to advance modeling of the mammalian brain" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "The HP EX920 M.2 SSD Review: Finding the Mainstream Sweet Spot" AnandTech 8:48 AM
  • "HP links $700 million in revenue to sustainability strategy" GreenBiz 8:47 AM
  • "Opinion: Advice for Michael Dell: It's a good idea to have a working customer phone number" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Dell's New Line of Gaming Laptops Are Cheaper and More Powerful" VRZone 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 April Update finally arrives on Dell's Alienware laptops" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 April 2018 Update for Dell Alienware Systems" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Ericsson, Intel demonstrate two way 5G data call" Mobilt Tuyope 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's 15W Whiskey Lake-U Core i7 processors turbo to 4.5GHz" Hexus 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Zen x86 CPU architecture appears in China under a different name" PCGamesN 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700E and Ryzen 5 2600E CPUs Leaked – 45W Low-Power Designs For 8 Core and 6 Core Packages" WCCFTech 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Zen-based Hygon Dhyana CPUs start to appear" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "The benefits of fast RAM with Intel Coffee Lake & AMD Ryzen 2: don't miss out on performance!" Hardware.Info 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700E Energy Efficient Processor Surfaces" UberGizmo 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle America v. Google, Free Java: Fair or Unfair?" IPwatchdog 8:12 AM
  • "Downer Teams With Cisco For Smart Roads" ATN 8:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Dow has best day in a month as financials and industrials rally: Blue-chip index turns positive for 2018" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Log Third Day of Strong Gains: Stocks on Wall Street logged a third straight day of strong gains Monday as worries over trade tensions faded into the background." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks jump again as trade-war worries take back seat" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Posts Best Day in a Month: Stocks build on their recent rally after Friday's monthly jobs data" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets make strong gains, but Xiaomi sputters after IPO: Chinese phone maker prices at low end of range, falls in early trading" MarketWatch 8:38 AM
  • "FTSE 100 ends higher, helped by pound's drop on key U.K. official's exit: Blue-chip stocks in the U.K. finished with sizable gains Monday, helped by the pound's drop on news of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's resignation, which raises the chance of a formal challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May." MarketWatch 12:37 PM

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