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Weekend Highlights: Apple's TV ambitions will feature more family-friendly programming as opposed to "violence, politics and risqué story lines"; Colin Grabow argues iPhone production should stay in China; another round of new iDevice comparisons and Reviews are in as T3 reviews screen, speaker of Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider compares Series 4 vs. 3, Tom's Guide pits XS camera against Galaxy Note 9, CNET drop-tests XS on sidewalk; The Macalope talks Apple's iPhone strategy.

  • "Apple's Next iPhone Could Drive Significant Growth"  The Motley Fool 7:54 AM
  • "Apple launches $300m clean energy fund in China"  The Independent 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Wants China to Be Green, for Very Small Investment" 24/7 Wall St. 7:54 AM
  • "Apple invests $300 million in Chinese clean energy fund: The scheme aims to clean up China's pollution-ridden environment." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift: Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.'s iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and boost subscription sales."  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Adobe has killed the 'iPad is not productive' story"  Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "Google Chrome's new protection against Meltdown and Spectre bugs will slow your computer down" Mashable 11:21 AM
  • "How to turn True Tone on and off for macOS and iOS" 9to5Mac 4:03 PM
  • "How to Make Your Mac Play Nice with Your Android Phone" Gizmodo 8:57 AM
  • "How to work with Mail in Split View on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "How to find the original timestamp on your photos after changing it" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "How To Create Animated Charts In Keynote" MacMost 10:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple supports Malala Fund expansion in Latin America: Collaboration Includes App Development Challenge with Apple Developer Academies in Brazil to Expand Girls' Education"  Apple 4:03 PM
  • "Apple Supports Malala Fund Expansion in Latin America" Business Wire 4:03 PM
  • "Traditional PC Market Grows 2.7% in the Second Quarter of 2018, Strongest Rate Since Q1 2012, According to IDC" ["Apple finished the quarter in the 4th position with nearly flat year-on-year growth."]  Business Wire 7:59 AM
  • "'Valley of Genius' Author Reveals the Biggest Secrets About Steve Jobs' Life and Death"  Cheddar 7:43 AM
  • "In new mobile push, Adobe Photoshop for iPad set to arrive in 2019" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Adobe Acknowledges Working on a Full Version of Photoshop for the iPad" MacStories 8:38 AM
  • "Apple-owned magazine subscription service simplifies its fees" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "London aerial photographer says new MacBook Pro lets him finish the edit before the helicopter lands" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Pay — Just text them the money — Hungry" YouTube 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Pay — Just text them the money — Wedding" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay — Just text them the money — Lost Shirt" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay — Just text them the money — Rent" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Prepare to receive more emergency alerts on your iPhone, but there's no cause for panic" 9to5Mac 9:11 AM
  • "Before Apple's iPhone There Was General Magic" Barron's 9:12 AM
  • "They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Walmart patents audio surveillance technology to record customers and employees" CBS News 2:49 PM
  • "The Surface Phone isn't being killed, just 'significantly reworked'" The Next Web 11:21 AM
  • "Facebook has a movie piracy problem, but it can't (or won't) do anything about it" The Verge 10:57 AM
  • "Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films — and it says it won't do anything about it" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "AI doctor app Babylon fails to diagnose heart attack, complaint alleges" Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "The 15th-anniversary Infobar is a beautiful Japanese Android feature phone" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "China breaks up underground $1.5 billion World Cup crypto-gambling ring" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "AI is finding out when the person using your account isn't you" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Wimbledon: How AI, chatbots and big data help serve up a winning experience" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying? Vizaline says its service is not surveying, but Mississippi authorities disagree." Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "Following yesterday's YouTube TV outage, subscribers will receive a week of free service" 9to5Google 7:55 AM
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage For Mac" MacVoices 2:20 PM
  • "The Mac mini Refresh Dream, Looking Towards ARM-based Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-13" The Mac Observer 2:20 PM
  • "Vergecast: MacBook Pro and Surface Go/Our 313th episode" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "What you need to know about the new MacBook Pros, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "The Great Apple Keyboard Cover-Up: Here's an inflammatory take for you: Apple's new quieter keyboard is actually a silent scheme to fix their keyboard reliability issues."  iFixit 9:00 PM
  • "iFixit finds new MacBook Pro keyboard has 'thin, silicone barrier' under each key"  9to5Mac 8:45 PM
  • "iFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust" MacRumors 9:00 PM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure" AppleInsider 10:23 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2018: A Quieter Keyboard May Not Be Enough/As someone who has been living with a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro keyboard for a couple of years, I was very intrigued to try the new keyboards on the 2018 MacBook Pros."  LAPTOP Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Apple updates MacBook Pro with Coffee Lake CPUs, 32GB memory and up to 4TB storage - at a price, of course" V3 8:00 AM
  • "Apple discontinues 2015 MacBook Pro leaving users to wrestle with dongles" Telegraph 8:03 AM
  • "Will Apple let you swap your recently-bought 2017 MacBook Pro for a 2018 one?" ["The answer, as in many things, is 'it depends.' First, if you bought the machine from an Apple Store no more than 14 days ago, you're in luck. That's the period of Apple's 'no questions asked' refund or exchange policy."] 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Report: Apple's iPhone 6 has the highest failure rate among iPhones — but Samsung is worse" The Next Web 7:00 PM
  • "Apple files for 2018 iPhone lineup in Eurasian database ahead of fall release, two additional iPad models" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Two more iPad model numbers surface in Eurasian regulatory filings" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Registers Two More Unreleased iPad Models in Eurasia" MacRumors 9:56 AM
  • "AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "LG Display to ship OLED panels to Apple in 2H18, says report" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
  • "True Tone in 2018 MacBook Pro Extends to LG UltraFine and Apple Thunderbolt Displays" MacRumors 4:02 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple's newest MacBook Pro is now $150 off if you're a student" Digital Trends 6:41 PM
  • "Apple offers free Beats and big discounts in its Back to School promotion" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "First look: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 8:16 PM
  • "First impressions of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro" The Verge 4:03 PM
  • "15in MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 15 head-to-head review" IT PRO (UK) 8:38 AM
  • "Preliminary Performance Analysis: 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch" Bare Feats 2:20 PM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro Features 'Fastest SSD Ever' in a Laptop According to Benchmarks" MacRumors 6:34 PM
  • "The new keyboard on the MacBook Pro sounds near identical to the old one, no sticky key fix" Neowin 6:19 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Siri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch" AppleInsider 10:51 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: Our World is Pokémon Go with AR zombies/Dead on arrival? Hardly. There's plenty of life in this iPhone augmented reality game." Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "'Battleheart 2' Review – Battleheart with a Vengeance" Touch Arcade 10:09 AM
  • "watchOS 5: How To Enable Raise To Speak On Apple Watch" Redmond Pie 6:39 PM
  • "iOS 12: Setting up an alternative appearance using Face ID on iPhone X" iDownload Blog 11:21 AM
  • "How to check your iPhone, iPad, and Macbook's battery health" iMore 9:11 AM
  • "Just Bought a 2017 MacBook Pro? How to Trade It In for 2018 Model" LAPTOP Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "How to set goals and view progress in Activity for Apple Watch" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "How to add AirPlay 2 to your Sonos speaker: If you own a recent Sonos speaker you should be able to unlock AirPlay 2, which lets you stream to it directly from your iPhone." CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Technical Terms: Augmented Reality" MacMost 9:07 AM
  • "Expert: Why Apple will scrap its iPhone SE and iPhone X models this year" Daily Mail 7:01 PM
  • "The 2018 iPhone might be doubly bad news for Samsung" BGR 5:54 PM
  • "I Actually Like USB-C Dongles" Gizmodo 10:02 AM
  • "Game On: A Decade of iOS Gaming"  MacStories 9:57 AM
  • "Here's why ad blockers don't work in the Apple News app" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Did Apple just show its hand on future low-end MacBooks?"  Apple 3.0 10:50 AM
  • "Welcome to Apple's year of safe, boring Mac and iPad updates: When are we getting something actually new?" CNET 8:29 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro's Keyboard Is Not Absolutely Awful: I spent the morning typing on the 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pros, and Apple's new laptop keyboard is better. Not great, but good enough and more comfortable for long-term typing." PC Magazine 4:06 PM
  • "The 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't seem to improve reliability, and that's not great"  AppleInsider 9:10 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pros only make me long for an Apple custom processor even more: The heart of the Mac is holding it back." ["A speed boost is nice and all, but the MacBook Pro will spend at least another year without adding much to the general laptop conversation. While brands like Microsoft, Lenovo, and Huawei have been innovating with designs and concepts that push the PC into the future, Apple's laptops are still stuck in the past, despite their individual performance gains."]  Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Comment: Two things seem obvious about the new MacBook Pro keyboard ..."  9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Apple just discontinued the only MacBook Pro worth buying"  The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's surprise MacBook Pro update further strains its relationship with pros: Nearly everyone's thrilled Apple has introduced a much higher-end MacBook Pro. But it's the way they did it that's causing pain among its most influential customers" ["Here's a quick bit of background if you don't obsessively scan the tech blogs: Apple updated its MacBook Pro line yesterday. They did it quietly, without a big event. And, they did it — in the opinion of this columnist at least — in a tone-deaf, we-don't-really-care-about-pro-users-needs kind of way."]  ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "What makes a Chromebook so secure? Chromebooks were designed with security in mind — so what does that mean?" Android Central 8:38 AM
  • "Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars: Quarantine instead, or it'll be 'but her emails!' 2.0" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "7 Things to Consider Before Buying a CarPlay Receiver" iMore 10:08 AM
  • "Plex grid view of live TV guide now available on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft exceeds $800 Billion market cap for the first time" MSPoweruser 9:03 AM
  • "The $800 billion club has just got bigger; Microsoft joins Apple, Amazon & Alphabet" The Economic Times 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft exec: Government should regulate facial recognition tech/The cameras are watching you. Who'll watch the cameras?" CNET 2:43 PM
  • "The Love for Windows 10 Generates the First PC Sales Growth in Six Years" Softpedia 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams now available for free in 40 languages" Financial Express 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft calls for Congress to regulate use of facial-recognition tech" Digital Trends 6:26 PM
  • "IBM Wins Contract for RAF ACCS" AIN Online 8:50 AM
  • "IBM says data and utility are the keys to brand success in voice" Fast Company 8:49 AM
  • "IBM strengthens mainframe cloud services with CA's help" ITworld 8:49 AM
  • "IBM's Watson AI used to develop multi-face tracking algorithm" The Inquirer 8:49 AM
  • "IBM is automating employee performance analysis with Watson AI" Computing 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's debating computer: An AI expert's verdict" SiliconRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "Hidden costs in data breaches are expensive to manage, IBM study" The Paypers 8:48 AM
  • "HP Recycled 135,200 Metric Tons of Electronics in 2017" ScrapMonster 8:45 AM
  • "Episode 131: Talking circular strategy with HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise" GreenBiz 8:44 AM
  • "Jabil makes a jump forward with HP 3D printing" medalpowder 8:44 AM
  • "Dell launches new line of entry-level workstations" IT PRO (UK) 8:42 AM
  • "Here are four new workstations from Dell's Precision lineup" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "This Dell Vostro Small Desktop with 8th-gen Intel i3-8100 only costs $399" Neowin 8:31 AM
  • "5G milestone as Ericsson and Intel achieve first end-to-end data call" SiliconRepublic 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E-2100 Coffee Lake processor family announced" Hexus 8:30 AM
  • "Intel to Buy eASIC to Expand Its Portfolio Beyond Processors" CDR Info 8:30 AM
  • "Intel to Acquire eASIC to Bolster FPGA Talent and Solutions" Guru3D 8:29 AM
  • "Intel to acquire eASIC for programmable logic" Converge! 8:28 AM
  • "ASUS B450 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen CPUs Revealed, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, B450-PLUS Gaming, Prime B450-PLUS And More" SegmentNext 8:23 AM
  • "7 nm AMD Vega 20 Comes With 20 TFLOPs Of Computational Power With 70% Reduction In Die Size" SegmentNext 8:23 AM
  • "New AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.7.1 Driver Offers Fixes for Fortnite and Hellblade; Optimized for Earthfall" WCCFTech 8:23 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 16, 2018" Nasdaq 8:20 AM
  • "Financial Software And Financial Information Service 2018 Global Market Key Players - NCR, Tripwire, Cigital, Gomoxie, Checkpoint, Luxoft, Oracle....." Industry Today 8:18 AM
  • "Cisco shares plunge 4% after a report says Amazon could go after Cisco's core networking business" Business Insider 4:01 PM
  • "Cisco sinks on report Amazon wading into networking equipment" Reuters 2:49 PM
  • "India's 'impressive development and growth' at risk if Narendra Modi is not re-elected, says ex-Cisco boss John Chambers" FirstPost 8:13 AM
  • "PC Shipments Up After Long Slump (But it Won't Last): Enterprises are migrating over to Windows 10, which resulted in PC shipments increasing year-over-year during the second quarter. However, demand on the consumer side continues to struggle, which doesn't bode well for future growth." PC Magazine 4:06 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow reclaims 25,000 mark; Nasdaq retreats from record, banks pressured" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks End Slightly Higher; Indexes Post Gains For Week: Stocks closed modestly higher Friday with the Dow ending just above 25,000 and the S&P 500 just above 2,800." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Leads, Nasdaq Lags Despite Stock Gains: The stock market closed higher Friday, as the Dow Jones industrial average again led. The Nasdaq lagged despite gains for stock and other major Nasdaq components." Investor's Business Daily 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks shuffle toward another weekly gain as oil prices rise" Associated Press 4:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Post Weekly Gains: Strong start to earnings season offsets trade tensions" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets continue end-of-the-week rally: Asian stock markets largely extended their gains in Friday trading, as Thursday's global rebound continued." MarketWatch 7:17 AM
  • "European stocks book small gains as focus turns to earnings" MarketWatch 3:59 PM

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