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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.

  • "Can India drive Apple towards world's first trillion dollar company? At nearly $940 billion, Apple is certainly well on the way to becoming the world's first trillion dollar company—and the feat could be achieved as early as the end of this year with upcoming iPhone launches."  IANS 6:39 AM
  • "Siri's Last Remaining Cofounder Is Out at Apple"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:25 AM
  • "Bye Siri, says Apple AI's last remaining founder" CNET 6:26 AM
  • "Apple key executives Vipul Ved Prakash, Tom Gruber quit amid Siri reshuffle" IANS 6:40 AM
  • "'Apple still on way to innovation': Former Apple marketing expert says smartphone innovation is nearing end"  The Korea Herald 6:39 AM
  • "'Loose change': Judge suggests Apple could recoup $9m penalty in minutes/A $9 million penalty imposed on Apple for deceiving Australian customers is 'loose change' and unlikely to deter future misconduct, a Federal Court judge says."  Sydney Morning Herald 6:38 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Congratulates 2018 iPhone Photography Award Winners" MacRumors 9:25 PM
  • "Is your Mac showing random black boxes in photos? Here's the fix: The problem is with the graphics processor." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "How to make Skype, FaceTime, or Hangouts video look great" iMore 2:43 PM
  • "How to generate an app-specific password for Twitter on Mac" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "How To Use Display Accessibility Features On Your Mac" MacMost 9:15 AM
  • "How to Quickly Change Keynote Custom Themes (In 60 Seconds)" Envato Tuts+ 8:17 AM
  • "The Mac could eventual be number one or two in computer market share" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "'A Rite from the Stars' adventure game for Win & Mac releases today! (Linux coming soon)" Phoenix Online Publishing 8:14 AM
  • "Free Update for Merge X: Make Changes to Clips in the Browser and See These Changes Reflect on the Timeline." 6:20 AM
  • "Best Mac Apps for 2018 MacBook Pro" iPhone Hacks 6:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Huawei on track to ship 200 million handsets in 2018, bringing it within reach of Apple"  South China Morning Post 6:34 AM
  • "Huawei Targets 200 Million Phone Sales Globally in 2018, Closing in on Apple" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Apple Revises Plans for Contentious Federation Square Store in Australia" MacRumors 1:39 PM
  • "New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy patent in iPhones" AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Apple Highlights Upcoming Retail Grand Openings in Milan and Walnut Creek" MacRumors 8:25 AM
  • "Isolated reports of Apple Pay transactions showing the wrong stores" 9to5Mac 8:06 AM
  • "The best phones with facial recognition: iPhone X, Galaxy S9, LG G7 and more/A look at the most popular phones that let you unlock the screen (and sometimes even pay for stuff) with your face." CNET 6:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Galaxy Tab S4 Intelligent Scan to compete with new iPad Pro" SlashGear 9:26 PM
  • "Project 'Fuchsia': Google is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android" Bloomberg 9:33 AM
  • "Amazon Antitrust Push Slowly Gains Ground" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:22 AM
  • "It's peak esports season: Here's how to watch the games" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Six questions you were afraid to ask about Google's EU antitrust case" The Verge 7:26 AM
  • "End of the notch? Upcoming Huawei phone will reportedly have a display hole instead" Android Authority 7:08 AM
  • "The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 has a giant screen and a battery to match" The Verge 6:55 AM
  • "Facebook ignites free-speech debate" Axios 6:31 AM
  • "Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "Siri's Tom Gruber Leaves Apple, Strong Password PSA -TMO Daily Observations 2018-07-19" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "2.5 Geeks 7/19/18: HP EliteBooks, Throttling MacBooks, Glorious 4K HDR, Intel 9th Gen, Retro Gaming!" HotHardware 9:47 AM
  • "Core i9 MacBook Pro Cooling Problems Kill Performance" PC Magazine 6:33 AM
  • "2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Has Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports" MacRumors 8:03 AM
  • "This YouTube video shows that you have to put the new $2,800 MacBook Pro in a freezer to get it to work properly" Business Insider 1:38 PM
  • "How the New MacBook Pro Solves Apple's Keyboard Problem" LAPTOP Magazine 1:39 PM
  • "iPhone 9: Apple's USB-C charger will be 'exclusive' to 2018 iPhones/'Supply constraints' mean it won't be available to purchase seperately" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "New image shows off the what the front display could look like on upcoming iPhones" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "iOS 12 public beta 3: Should you install it? Apple has just released the third version of the iOS 12 beta. But should you install it? Is it slow and buggy? What's battery life like? Will it kill your iPhone?" ZDNet 1:53 PM
  • "iPhone rumours: What we know so far about Apple's new handsets" Telegraph 6:48 AM
  • "Apple supplier TSMC signals stronger smartphone sales after crypto boost" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:26 AM
  • "Future Apple Watch add-ons could help you avoid sunburn" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
  • "The Apple Watch may one day be used to help prevent sunburn" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
  • "Anatomy of a Butterfly (Keyboard)—Teardown Style"  iFixit 2:37 PM
  • "Apple Offers Technicians Additional Training on MacBook Keyboards With Series of Web Broadcasts" MacRumors 10:29 AM
  • "Conflicting information distributed inside Apple about reason for silicone MacBook Pro keyboard seal"  AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Confirms 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard Has 'Membrane' to 'Prevent Debris From Entering the Butterfly Mechanism'" MacRumors 8:03 AM
  • "Apple reportedly confirms keyboard reliability fix in internal document" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Apple is quietly telling repair shops that the new MacBook Pro fixes the keyboard issue that's driving people crazy" Business Insider 9:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "Elite force: Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro packs serious power for the few who can afford it." Mashable 1:38 PM
  • "Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor" AppleInsider 1:38 PM
  • "MacBook Pro (Mid 2018) Throttling" ["Why does this test not replicate the throttling seen in other tests? Part of the issue is the test themselves. Premiere uses both the CPU and the GPU, while Geekbench only uses the CPU. If the GPU contributes significant heat, then that will cause the CPU to throttle more aggressively. It's possible the decrease in performance observed in Premiere is due to a combination of new AMD GPUs¬†with new Intel processors, or to the new AMD GPUs themselves."]  Primate Labs 6:08 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch versus other Macs running Geekbench" Bare Feats 10:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro 2018 Beats Dell's XPS 15 In Photoshop. But Lags In Cinebench" WCCFTech 6:34 AM
  • "BlackMagic eGPU not just for HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 displays, but also for any USB-C monitor" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "Why two Apple HomePods really are better than one" Computerworld 10:16 AM
  • "Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X/We disassembled the phone and asked security researchers to probe it to find out what it is. Verdict: It's wild."  Motherboard 9:54 AM
  • "Brydge Keyboard for iPad Pro Review: An almost-perfect convertible solution" iMore 7:10 AM
  • "Shinola Canfield Pro review: These in-ear headphones deliver stylish looks, but mediocre sound" TechHive 6:55 AM
  • "iPhone: How to disable volume buttons from changing ringtones and text alerts" 9to5Mac 3:57 PM
  • "iPhone or iPad Says 'Incorrect Password' Fails to Join Wi-Fi? Here's the Fix" OS X Daily 2:44 PM
  • "How to set up an iCloud email account on Android" Android Central 11:11 AM
  • "I Turned On All The Parental Controls On My Phone And Found Bliss: No Twitter, no email —kids today have it pretty good, if their parents can figure out how to set up their phones, that is." BuzzFeed News 10:12 AM
  • "How to use goals to improve a product's UX: Measuring each stage of the user journey allows you to measure conversions and improve user experience." O'Reilly 9:53 AM
  • "How to use Apple's AR Measure app in iOS 12" Apple Must 8:04 AM
  • "How to turn TickTick into a convenient Pomodoro timer" iDownload Blog 6:48 AM
  • "How to Enable or Disable 24-Hour Time on Android and iPhone" MakeUseOf 6:38 AM
  • "Amazon's Part Finder helps you find those weird screws you need: Use your phone's camera to identify the parts you want more of." Engadget 7:30 PM
  • "How to Convert Photo Files in Bulk" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards" AppleInsider 9:16 PM
  • "This $100 Fake iPhone X Has a Pretend Notch and Is Riddled with Backdoors" The Mac Observer 5:59 PM
  • "Is the 2018 MacBook Pro Apple's best laptop yet? We break it down for you" [Video] Mashable 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Service Document: 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard Membrane to Prevent Debris From Entering Butterfly Mechanism" 512 Pixels 2:14 PM
  • "MacBook Pro: Key death and the butterfly keyboard effect" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Three ways Android Auto drives circles around Apple CarPlay: If you want to use your phone in the car, then Android is your best bet — and for many, it's your only option."  Android Central 8:08 AM
  • "Why has Apple removed doorbells from HomeKit compatibility list?" GearBrain 8:04 AM
  • "This one weird pricing trick: Why an iPhone might cost less" Macworld 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Deserves an EU Fine, Too: Google isn't the only tech giant with anticompetitive practices."  Bloomberg 6:38 AM
  • "Politico: Look what Laurene Powell Jobs is doing for the Atlantic" Apple 3.0 6:21 AM
  • "Top 7 Reasons to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad on iOS 11.3.1" iPhone Hacks 6:12 AM
  • "The ethical challenges of artificial intelligence: As AI advances, systems will need to be trained and 'raised' in much the same way as humans"  ZDNet 1:53 PM
  • "New VR interface simplifies future designs" Tech.pinions 1:52 PM
  • "What Europe's Google Fine Means for Android Users" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Congress is wrong to question Huawei's academic partnerships" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:26 AM
  • "The next corporate collaboration tool: Podcasts?" Computerworld 6:25 AM
  • "Google and Antitrust" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:53 PM
  • "Hey Google, Android actually does stifle competition: Hardware variety does not equal choice in software." Engadget 10:29 AM
  • "Europe's giant Google fine is too little, too late: The EU ruling won't do much to change Google's web dominance" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Googe Vs. EU. Misleading Rebuttal That Google Did Not Need To Make" Forbes 6:26 AM
  • "The European Commission Versus Android"  Stratechery 6:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple continues to expand the cast of its upcoming 'Are You Sleeping?' drama" 9to5Mac 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Pay Summertime promo offers discounts on Fandango, Groupon, and more" 9to5Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Semperon Tweak Gives Your iPhone an Always-On Display" iClarified 3:23 PM
  • "AllTrails Updates App with More Details in New Map Layer" Digital Trends 1:53 PM
  • "Amazon's iPhone app adds AR feature for identifying and buying small nuts and bolts" The Verge 1:38 PM
  • "Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required" 9to5Mac 10:29 AM
  • "The best paid Apple Watch apps of 2018" Macworld 6:55 AM
  • "Gorilla Glass 6 pics: Imagine a fully customizable glass back with color and texture" Android Authority 6:47 AM
  • "Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 6 cover glass" DigiTimes 6:41 AM
  • "Corning announces Gorilla Glass DX, DX+" DigiTimes 6:41 AM
  • "Google's Morse code keyboard arrives on iOS" Irish Times 6:39 AM
  • "Audioengine's HD3 is a versatile, wireless music system" Apple World Today 6:36 AM
  • "VLC for iOS finally picks up Chromecast support" Cult of Mac 6:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft profit up, aided by cloud rivalry with Amazon" FOXBusiness 5:46 PM
  • "Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue" Reuters 6:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Posts Monster Numbers for Quarter, Fiscal Year" Thurrott 6:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Q4 earnings: Big growth in gaming and cloud on $30.1B revenue" Neowin 7:17 PM
  • "Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up: Cloud division up a whopping 23 percent year-on-year." Ars Technica 8:40 PM
  • "Microsoft reports Q4 beats with Azure +89%, Surface +35%" Seeking Alpha 5:30 PM
  • "Microsoft beats by $0.05, beats on revenue" Seeking Alpha 5:31 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings: Tech giant caps off a historic fiscal year filled with firsts" GeekWire 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates: The attack relied on a spoofed Microsoft domain to target the candidates, company vice president Tom Burt said. 'They were all people, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.'" PC Magazine 6:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:36 PM
  • "Windows 10 is still not yet on 700 million 'active' devices" ZDNet 6:18 PM
  • "Microsoft's Major Nelson backtracks on promise of 'new Xbox hardware' at Gamescom: No Xbox Two but there will be 'bundle and accessory news'" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher Beta gets plenty of new improvements with latest update" Neowin 3:14 PM
  • "OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update" Thurrott 11:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 Insiders update brings sharper screenshots with a new Screen Sketch update" Neowin 8:59 AM
  • "Intel's 9th-gen 'Coffee Lake S' processors could debut in August: Top-end Core i9-9900K will allegedly be firm's first mainstream octa-core CPU" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Intel sets world record for drone flying: Intel flies 2,018 drones in formation to mark its 50th anniversary" ITP Technology 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Drones Light Up Sky Over Santa Clara" CBS 5 KPIX 7:33 AM
  • "Intel's 3D XPoint Plans Clearer Than Micron's" EE Times 7:49 AM
  • "Company Asrock And Gigabyte Are Preparing To Release A 32-Core Processor From Amd — 24 Channel" The Koz Telegram 7:33 AM
  • "AMD Next-Gen 7nm Zen 2 CPUs Rumored To Feature 10-15% IPC Increase, Up To 16 Cores on AM4, 32 Cores on TR4 and 64 Cores on SP3" WCCFTech 7:34 AM
  • "AMD 7nm Zen 2 Speculation Hints At 16-Core AM4 CPUs And 15 Percent IPC Uplift" HotHardware 5:30 PM
  • "Key AMD promotions to 'accelerate company growth': Mike Clark, Darren Grasby and Robert Gama have all received promotions." PC Retail 7:34 AM
  • "HP Inc. Is A Stable, Low Risk And Undervalued Play" Seeking Alpha 6:16 AM
  • "IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research" TechCrunch 2:10 PM
  • "IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer: Its AI helps spot mutations that could be responsive to treatment." Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "'Strategic Imperatives' Drive IBM's Q2 Growth: 'We've done the work to reposition our company. We are seeing our investments ... now paying off,' CFO James Kavanaugh says." CFO 7:49 AM
  • "The Secret Messages Hidden Underneath IBM's Surprising Profit Blowout: IBM did well; here comes cannabis IPO Tilray; Best Buy has been reborn in the age of Amazon; and the battle between Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for M&A dollars is heating up." TheStreet 7:51 AM
  • "How Much Does a Data Breach Cost? According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach in the United States could cost a company almost $8 million, and it's rising." PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Policy Suite" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Amazon Closes in on Apple's Top Spot" WSJ Blogs 8:09 AM
  • "Amazon rapidly gaining ground on Apple in race to become first trillion dollar company" 9to5Mac 6:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow snaps 5-day win streak as financials sell off: Travelers falls after results, but IBM rallies" MarketWatch 5:45 PM
  • "Dow Falls, Breaking 5-Day Winning Streak on Beige Book Trade-War Worries: Stocks fell on Thursday after data in the Fed's 'Beige Book' report suggested trade-war concerns are affecting corporate investment decisions and as earnings season kicked into high gear." TheStreet 5:45 PM
  • "US stock market lower amid US-EU trade tensions" FOXBusiness 12:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Foreign-Investment Deal Heightens Trade Tensions: Mixed earnings reports also affect sentiment" [Paid Membership Required] 5:47 PM
  • "TSMC Cuts Sales, Spending Outlook as Crypto Slowdown Bites" Bloomberg 7:38 AM
  • "Asian stocks turn lower, snapping Nikkei's long winning streak" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "European stocks drop from 1-month high as miners slide: U.K.'s FTSE 100 bucks negative trend after weak retail data" MarketWatch 7:47 AM

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