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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm lawyers were able to get Apple to admit they had no other choice for 4G modem components; due to iPhone XR sales issues, Japan Display seeks help from Taiwan and China's Silk Road Fund, report also notes Apple said to go OLED on all iPhones by 2020; and Foxconn looking at India for iPhone assembly; Adam Engst asks if Apple will fill void in speech recognition now that Nuance has left macOS; once again, Fortune crowns Apple #1 most admired company in world for 12th year straight—reports in our General Interest section; lawsuit settled between Apple, Valencell over accusation Apple stole tech for Apple Watch; Apple expands Apple Pay to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more; "Flexgate", the name iFixit assigns to new MacBook Pro "stage light" design flaw; iPhone XS Max and original iPhone X #4 and #10, respectively, in DxOMark's selfie camera scores.

  • "How Apple's app store changed our world: A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone — has changed daily life for billions of people around the world."  Associated Press 7:21 AM
  • "Here are 5 ways Apple's App Store changed how we use smartphones: The App Store turns 10 today. You can thank it for Uber and Instagram."  CNET 7:22 AM
  • "The App Store has made Apple at least $40 billion in revenue since it was created 10 years ago today" Business Insider 5:11 PM
  • "The revolution Steve Jobs resisted: Apple's App Store marks 10 years of third-party innovation" AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's App Store: 10 years to change the world/Think about how you live today in contrast to how you once existed. It's quite clear that mobile and apps have impacted almost everything you do." Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "10 years ago, the App Store still didn't understand what it meant to be mobile: A decade ago, iOS apps were weird" The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "These are the most successful paid apps in the history of the Apple App Store" Business Insider 5:10 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple to deploy 1Password to all 100,000 employees, acquisition talks underway"  BGR 10:05 AM
  • "AgileBits dismisses rumor Apple is buying 1Password" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "MacOS Mojave Tip: How to enable favicons in Safari" CNET 2:16 PM
  • "macOS Mojave: How to use Apple News" Apple Must 10:53 AM
  • "macOS: How to enable Dock Magnification" 9to5Mac 6:58 PM
  • "How Mac Trash Handles External Drive Files" MacMost 9:09 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple combines machine learning and Siri teams under Giannandrea"  TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "Apple Updates Leadership Page to Include New AI Chief John Giannandrea" MacRumors 2:16 PM
  • "Apple Hands Siri Responsibilities to Executive Poached From Google: John Giannandrea will be the third head of the voice-assistant product in a year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 PM
  • "New Apple AI Unit To Be Led By Ex-Google Boss" Forbes 7:17 PM
  • "The Popularity of Google Maps: Trends in Navigation Apps in 2018"  The Manifest 11:32 AM
  • "Apple Maps is being rebooted, but Google Maps has a huge adoption lead" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Google named most exciting US company for employees: survey" ["Microsoft ranked just behind Google as the second most exciting place to work in the U.S. Like Alphabet, Microsoft scored highly among millennials and employees valuing stability. Rounding out the top five was Boeing, which ranked third; Apple, which ranked fourth; and Disney, which ranked fifth."]  FOXBusiness 5:02 PM
  • "Eight Influential Tech Leaders Making A Difference" ["5. Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs is the man who put the world into our pockets."] Forbes 7:17 AM
  • "People are using Fitbits and Apple Watches to monitor their heart rate when binging on drugs — and doctors say it's a bad idea" CNBC 7:29 AM
  • "Doctors worry cocaine users are relying on their Apple Watch as a lifesaver" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "SurveyMonkey Reveals America's Perception of the 2018 Fortune 500 Companies: Tech companies dominate the list of most sought-after employers with Amazon and Apple in the top 10 across all metrics" Business Wire 8:56 AM
  • "Former Apple employee charged with stealing company trade secrets"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 2:17 PM
  • "Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing autonomous vehicle secrets" VentureBeat 2:17 PM
  • "FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project: The employee was allegedly trying to get a job at Alibaba-backed Xiaopeng Motors" The Verge 5:11 PM
  • "Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Car Tech" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Moves Into Low-Price Tablet Market Larger Than Apple's" 24/7 Wall St. 7:48 AM
  • "The 10 classic iPhone apps that time forgot" [Slideshow] Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "Suspects Swipe $27K in Goods in Seconds From Apple Store" Associated Press 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4 show up in new alleged renders" 9to5Google 8:53 PM
  • "HTC's blockchain phone is real, and it's arriving later this year" TechCrunch 8:33 PM
  • "How artificial intelligence is transforming tennis" BBC 7:18 PM
  • "Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's SCOTUS pick, is very bad for net neutrality" Mashable 5:16 PM
  • "The FCC wants to charge you $225 to review your complaints: Under current rules, the Commission is required to hear your opinion" The Verge 5:10 PM
  • "Facebook Is Fined by British Agency Over Cambridge Analytica Data Leak" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:35 PM
  • "Facebook Just Got Hit With A Big Fine In The UK For Improperly Protecting People's Data" BuzzFeed 5:28 PM
  • "Facebook Gave a Russian Internet Giant a Special Data Extension" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:05 PM
  • "Samsung's next wearable is apparently called the 'Galaxy Watch'" CNET 4:59 PM
  • "Samsung is rumored to be working on a Galaxy Watch this year" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Snap! AI can restore your bad photos" The Register 6:07 PM
  • "Nvidia Taught an AI to Flawlessly Erase Watermarks From Photos" Gizmodo 9:30 AM
  • "Waze will provide traffic data to US cities to help make roads safer: The new program allows cities to use Waze's data to help make infrastructure decisions" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Google offers to leave robocallers hanging on the telephone" The Register 10:12 AM
  • "How much does Google know about you?" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "Google Brain Has Expanded To Amsterdam" Forbes 6:23 PM
  • "Google faces record penalty from EU regulators for Android device maker requirements: Could result in major changes to the world's most-used mobile operating system"  V3 7:42 AM
  • "Google Pay rolls out support for peer-to-peer payments and mobile ticketing" TechCrunch 7:30 AM
  • "Malware-slinging scum copied D-Link's code-signing certificates to dress up PC nasties" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "#201: Full English Breakfast/Myke got married, Jason's back from his vacation, and the Summer of Fun continues with discussion of the Shortcuts app in the iOS 12 beta, potential colorful new iPhones, and AT&T's plans to make HBO more like Netflix. Then at the very end, it's time for the official wedding recap with Myke at the Matrimony." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:24 PM
  • "Redesigning the World Wide Web, Hacking USB Restricted Mode -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-10" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "App Store 10th Anniversary: The AppStories Interview Series" MacStories 9:30 AM
  • "What's on Cody and Sebastien's Home screens [Let's Talk iOS #247] iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Our first look at iOS 12 on the iPad and iPhone" The MT Show 7:17 AM
  • "One Of Apple's Own $39 Devices Undoes A Major iOS Security Feature, Say Russian Hackers" ["They believe that it's possible to undo the so-called iOS USB Restricted Mode, which disables data connections over the Lightning port after an hour of a phone being locked."] Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Security Researchers Find Way to Prevent USB Restricted Mode From Activating on iOS Devices" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "The iPhone's USB Restricted Mode is pretty easy to disable, researchers show" Mashable 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:41 PM
  • "iPhone crashing bug likely caused by code added to appease Chinese gov't: Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday." Ars Technica 2:17 PM
  • "Apple fixes iPhone crash bug whenever Taiwan was mentioned: The bug is now fixed in iOS 11.4.1." ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "Apple Betting Big on Production of Forthcoming iPhones, Says BlueFin" Barron's 7:52 AM
  • "Apple expects 2018 iPhones will bring the massive upgrade cycle it's dreaming of" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "More Than 100,000 Devices Have Been Jailbroken Using Electra Since Its Release Only A Few Days Ago" Redmond Pie 8:57 AM
  • "Apple to Discontinue iPhone X and iPhone SE This Year?" iClarified 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone SE Predicted to Be Discontinued in September as Rumors Remain All Over the Map" MacRumors 1:17 PM
  • "LG Display Tops Global Smartwatch Panel Market" ["LG Display's lead can be attributed to its supply to Apple. Last year, LG Display and Samsung Display supplied Apple with 14.75 million OLED smartwatch panels and LG Display accounted for more than 70% of the combined supply."] Business Korea 7:29 AM
  • "LG's new OLED plant is approved by China, weeks after Apple partnership reported" Android Authority 1:10 PM
  • "Nichia to exclusively supply 0.3t LED chips for 6.1-inch iPhone" DigiTimes 7:28 AM
  • "Here's how Apple could have an edge-to-edge LCD screen in the iPhone" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Supply-chain report explains how this year's LCD iPhone could be near-bezel-free" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Apple still considering foldable iPhones with flexible displays" AppleInsider 5:10 PM
  • "Apple granted a patent for 'live traffic routing' on an iPhone, Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "Some iOS users report that 11.4 update triggers excessive battery drain" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
  • "Is iOS 11.4 draining your iPhone's battery? Have you noticed that your battery doesn't last as long since you installed iOS 11.4 on your iPhone? You're not alone." ZDNet 9:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "Pangea iOS Games Free for App Store's 10th Anniversary -Get 'Em!" The Mac Observer 7:01 AM

  • "Long term review: Apple's AirPods are still the best wireless headphones around" AppleInsider 10:36 AM
  • "Surface Go vs. iPad: Can Microsoft's new Surface Go steal the iPad's populist top spot?" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface Go beats Apple's iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn't)" PCWorld 10:27 AM
  • "Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD -Extremely Cool" The Mac Observer 5:23 PM
  • "OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Great affordable Bluetooth headphones for everyone/Leave it to OnePlus to make simply great Bluetooth earbuds you can use with any phone." Android Central 8:45 AM
  • "Review: RAVPower's two solar-charging batteries are ready for your next summer trip" Android Police 7:40 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Trism II Game Review: Ten Years Later the Sequel Faces Steep Competition" iMore 7:18 PM
  • "How to Send Live Photos as Animated GIF from iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 6:23 PM
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to get the official Apple user guides for free" 9to5Mac 5:11 PM
  • "How to see if you have older apps on Apple Watch that won't run on watchOS 5" iDownload Blog 2:24 PM
  • "How to enable USB Restricted Mode in iOS 11.4.1" ZDNet 9:30 AM
  • "How to Use Find My iPhone Without Your Trusted Devices" The Mac Observer 9:21 AM
  • "YouTube Incognito Mode hides your viewing and search history - here's how to use it" Android Police 7:40 AM
  • "iOS 12: How to customize grouped notifications" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Hang on, you can @ people in Gmail?" The Next Web 11:39 AM
  • "How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "Jailbreak iOS 11.4.1, iOS 11.4 With Electra Jailbreak on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 7 With This Trick" iPhone Hacks 7:03 AM
  • "Apple's Mac and iPad Conflict"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:37 AM
  • "BGR: 'Apple to Deploy 1Password to All 123,000 Employees, Acquisition Talks Underway'" Daring Fireball 10:37 AM
  • "Comment: Microsoft's new Surface Go will put only the smallest of dents in iPad sales"  9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple. These Are the Five Best Laptops for Travelers: The MacBook has been dethroned."  Bloomberg 7:50 AM
  • "No, Apple won't ditch the iPhone X (though it could be renamed)" Apple World Today 7:40 AM
  • "10 Years of App Store: A Timeline of Changes"  MacStories 11:40 AM
  • "A Decade on the App Store: From Day One Through Today" MacStories 10:12 AM
  • "10 years of the App Store: The design evolution of the earliest apps" 9to5Mac 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's App Store is 10 years old" Axios 7:47 AM
  • "Happy 10th Anniversary, App Store!" MacRumors 7:29 AM
  • "Custo-meh-er satisfaction: Buyer's remorse and the iPhone X" Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Facebook's 'Maximum Penalty' in UK for Cambridge Analytica Is Chump Change" Gizmodo 8:53 PM
  • "Inflation nation: The rising cost of digital TV" Axios 7:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Jason Momoa to Star in Apple Sci-Fi Series 'See'" Variety 5:35 PM
  • "LiquidText PDF Reader gives paper the upgrade it needs" Cult of Mac 5:17 PM
  • "Moment launches camera app for iOS and Android with tons of pro controls" iMore 1:13 PM
  • "Red Giant and Premiere Gal Debut 'Short Cuts' Training Series on YouTube" Red Giant 1:10 PM
  • "Mozilla tests a password manager for Firefox on iOS" Engadget 10:15 AM
  • "Chirp adds GIF and video playback to the best Apple Watch Twitter app" 9to5Mac 10:12 AM
  • " Earns SOC2 Type 1 Compliance and Releases New Security Features for Enterprise Video Teams" 9:31 AM
  • "Trism 2 drops on App Store's tenth anniversary, is a return to form in iPhone gaming" iDownload Blog 9:30 AM
  • "Philo Live on Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "Mozilla wants to make Firefox your iOS password manager" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Machines at War 3 v3.0 Released for iOS, Android, Kindle" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Blockstart brings blockchain to iOS, Unity, and mobile app developers" prMac 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Go is a 'cheap' Windows tablet with an Intel Pentium CPU: Redmond talks up tablet as it's 'smallest and lightest' yet" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
  • "After three Microsoft misses, it's Surface Go time" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go Is a Cheap, Tiny Tablet That Might Just Beat the iPad" Gizmodo 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Surface Go" Thurrott 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's $399 Surface Go is its smallest tablet yet: It's more than a follow-up to the Surface 3." Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Surface Go; An iPad Competitor With A 10-Inch Display And $399 Price Tag" Redmond Pie 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's $399 Surface Go is announced at last: After weeks of leaks, the device is launching in 26 markets today." Ars Technica 8:07 AM
  • "Why did Microsoft build the Surface Go?" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Moves to Semi-Annual Update Schedule" eWeek 8:06 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise selected to support supercomputer brain simulation" GeekWire 8:06 AM
  • "A few more bits about Cooper Lake come out" SemiAccurate 10:22 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft, Adobe release a swarm of bug fixes to ruin your week" The Register 7:43 PM
  • "How Intel Plans to Win Self-Driving Cars: Inside Intel's compelling self-driving car strategy." The Motley Fool 8:54 AM
  • "Big bank breakout, Intel to new highs and one other prediction for the second half" CNBC 8:55 AM
  • "Huawei, Intel, China Mobile complete 5G interoperability testing" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Android Emulator picks up optimizations for AMD processors and Hyper-V on Windows" Neowin 8:18 AM
  • "Freshly baked storage: Take a pinch of Intel Skylake silicon, some flash powder, sprinkle into IBM's FlashSystem/9100 and 9150 arrays slide out of the oven, added to line up" The Register 10:46 AM
  • "IBM intros new FlashSystems storage product" ZDNet 8:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow logs best win streak in a month, as S&P 500 closes at more than 5-month high: Russell 2000 hits a fresh intraday peak at 1,708.56, but closed in the red" MarketWatch 5:01 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 5:01 PM
  • "US stocks climb again as Pepsi leads household goods rally" Associated Press 5:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Investors Focus on Earnings Season: For now, trade tensions don't appear to be denting investor sentiment, analysts say" [Paid Membership Required] 5:01 PM
  • "Asian markets add to gains, led by Nikkei: Yahoo Japan skyrockets after Altaba stock sale" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "European stocks rise for 6th day as focus turns to earnings season: Eurozone house prices rise at fastest pace in 11 years" MarketWatch 8:50 AM

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