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Wednesday Highlights: President Trump doubles down on criticism of Apple not helping unlock iPhones saying "they have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds", recounting help he's given Apple; analyst Paulo Santos says Apple's "small rebound in iPhone sales in China ... did not represent a meaningful recovery of the volume [they] once had in China"; United Kingdom lawmakers say tech tax to proceed regardless of US pressure; New York Post says Apple has eye on 11 Penn Plaza for office space; Bloomberg reporting possible May unveiling of a new low-cost iPhone; Macworld reviews FotoMagico for iPad; John Gruber recalls article from Der Spiegel in which Tim Cook indicated Apple would "eventually no longer have a key to iCloud data".

  • "Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs" ["That $200 billion list of tariffs is in a public comment period. But if the list goes into effect this fall, the products from Apple, Fitbit and Sonos could face a 10 percent tariff. The specific products listed in customs rulings are the original Apple Watch; Fitbit's Charge, Charge HR and Surge models; and Sonos's Play:3, Play:5 and SUB speakers."]  Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Watch and Fitbit could see price rise in US tariff standoff" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Watch, Fitbit could be hit with Trump's tariffs on China-produced goods" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "US Tariffs on China Could Mean Pricier Wearables, Speakers" PC Magazine 8:30 PM
  • "Apple Inadvertently Revealed Its Next Big Thing And It's Not What You Think: Eclipsing yourself when you've just finished changing the world isn't easy, it's nearly impossible. But here's one way Apple might just pull it off, again!"  Inc. 7:52 AM
  • "iPhones could stop working on Indian networks if Apple doesn't install a pesky call app soon: TRAI wants to get tough on Apple regarding its reluctance to implement a pesky call app its phones."  BGR India 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone could get shut out of India altogether" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Opinion: It's long past time for Apple to fix its three biggest iCloud problems"  9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Apple: Don't default on default apps/It's about time Apple let us take our preferred apps into our own hands."  Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "MacOS Mojave beta broke Chrome's checkboxes. Here are two ways to bring them back" CNET 11:30 AM
  • "Everything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs" AppleInsider 10:48 AM
  • "How to format a flash drive for Mac and PC compatibility in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "How to restore a deleted shared album in Photos" Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Quick Look Reveals Your Darkest Secrets" Intego 4:33 PM
  • "Mac: How to forget wireless networks" 9to5Mac 12:38 PM
  • "How to Delete Specific Chrome Autofill Suggestions" OS X Daily 11:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "OmniFocus a solid task management app for just about any Apple device" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The First-Ever Apple Store, Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2001, Set to Receive Facelift" MacRumors 10:52 AM
  • "Apple's 'toasted sandwich' store in Melbourne to be replaced by boxy design: Melbourne's proposed flagship Apple store has gained solar panels, and creates more public space." ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Big brands are embracing Apple Business Chat" Apple Must 11:28 AM
  • "Apple adds new integration partners to Business Chat ecosystem" ZDNet 8:31 PM
  • "Use iMessage to Chat With a Dish Customer Service Rep" PC Magazine 8:31 PM
  • "Beer and water, ordered by text to your seat at Citizens Bank Park" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 6:08 PM
  • "Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area" AppleInsider 10:22 AM
  • "See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "Huawei Catching Apple up As It Aims for 200 Million Sales in 2018" Digital Trends 12:14 PM
  • "Samsung Mocks iPhone's Camera, Lack of Headphone Jack, and Extra-Cost Fast Charging in Latest Galaxy S9 Ads" MacRumors 10:48 AM
  • "An entomologist rates all the ant emoji" The Loop 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook is officially building an internet satellite: Athena" CNET 7:47 PM
  • "FCC now taking comments on whether T-Mobile, Sprint should merge" CNET 4:33 PM
  • "Here's What Hackers Do With All Your Stolen Passwords" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "President Trump promises action against the EU over record Google anti-trust fine: $5.1bn fine further evidence that the EU is anti-US, claims Trump" V3 7:49 AM
  • "Google owns, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow" CNET 8:24 PM
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project: An open-source collaboration for 'the future of portability'" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "Pokemon Go Fest 2018 – The TouchArcade Show #363" Touch Arcade 8:45 PM
  • "How strong is Gorilla Glass 6? We sat down with Corning to talk about the future of phones" iMore 6:09 PM
  • "Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the UGLY—this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Ken Ray and John Champion on Mission Log, Virtual Reality, and Star Trek Las Vegas" MacVoices 7:51 AM
  • "Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn't need to.: Northeastern University researchers Dave Choffnes and Christo Wilson (mostly) debunk the internet's favorite conspiracy theory on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." [Podcast] Recode 7:49 AM
  • "The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?" ["'The cooling solution for the form factor of the XPS 15 is insufficient for the amount of heat that the laptop creates when gaming. You will experience some sort of throttling,' one Dell owner claimed on the XPS subreddit. YouTuber Dave Lee illustrates how the throttling – which isn't new – takes the performance of the new MacBook Pro models equipped with the premium chip to below that of last year's i7:"]  The Register 8:05 AM
  • "The 2018 MacBook Pro has a problem with overheating: The new 2018 MacBook Pro might be fast, but all that Core i9 processor power is useless if the system can't cope with the heat it generates and has to throttle the performance." ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "About that MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling story" Computerworld 9:32 AM
  • "Gadget expert says Apple 'deliberately slows down' its MacBook Pro" Daily Mail UK 9:00 PM
  • "2018 MacBook Pros Have New 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 Controller, But DisplayPort 1.4 Isn't Truly Supported" MacRumors 8:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "TicWatch Pro vs Apple Watch: Features or polish, because I can't have both" iMore 2:36 PM
  • "Anchor's cross-device steel charging cable is virtually indestructible – but I hate using it" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Gorilla Glass vs Dragontrail Glass vs tempered glass and beyond" Android Authority 6:23 PM
  • "Review: Hifiman Ananda On-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones" iLounge 1:46 PM
  • "Love Notes to Newton movie review: Apple's most important failure shines" ["Is Love Notes to Newton a history of the Newton project, a film about Newton fans' attempts to keep a beloved product alive, or a documentary about innovation that just happens to use the Newton to make its points?"] Cult of Mac 12:15 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "All of the Changes to Notifications in iOS 12" MacRumors 3:39 PM
  • "Pixelmator is the best graphics app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #40] Cult of Mac 12:13 PM
  • "'Food Fantasy' Review – Cooked to Near Perfection" Touch Arcade 10:45 AM
  • "iPhone: How to hide Caller ID" 9to5Mac 7:27 PM
  • "How to Never Mistype an Email Address on Your iPhone" Lifehacker 4:34 PM
  • "How to add iPhone X gestures to your Android phone" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "How to show weather on your iPhone Lock screen with iOS 12" iDownload Blog 2:35 PM
  • "iOS Lock Screen: Guide to Keep Data off Your iPhone Lock Screen" Intego 2:11 PM
  • "How to block phone and FaceTime calls on iPhone or iPad" iMore 2:11 PM
  • "How to control your Apple TV from from Contro Center on iPhone & iPad" iDownload Blog 1:47 PM
  • "How To Wirelessly Mirror iPhone Screen To PC, Mac Without Any Client-Side App" Redmond Pie 7:49 AM
  • "How to customize Fantastical 2 for iPhone to suit your needs" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
  • "How to move Siri's voice between paired HomePods" Apple Must 7:29 AM
  • "How to like, share, and save stories in Apple News for iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "The best photo print services to use now that Apple's Photo Print Products is ending" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Technical Terms: HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TLS and Certificate" MacMost 9:12 AM
  • "Hidden smartphone codes for Android and iOS" Digital Trends 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhones Confirmed, Apple's Massive Upgrade To iPhone X, More MacBook Pro Problems" Forbes 6:09 PM
  • "MacBook Pro, FreezerGate and a Tempest in a Teapot" The Mac Observer 4:05 PM
  • "Apple will be hurt by U.S. v. China trade war this fall"  Apple Must 10:12 AM
  • "MacBook Pro discussion includes thermal throttling, implications of Apple's new T2 processor, macOS requirements, keyboard problems/fixes, and the latest design's elimination of a Thunderbolt bottleneck in the 13-inch model." MacInTouch 7:32 AM
  • "Google's incredible Pixel 2 has the best camera I've ever used on a smartphone — these photos are proof" Business Insider 3:40 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: CEO, billionaire, troll" Engadget 2:35 PM
  • "Gmail's new 'Confidential Mode' is flawed and misleading" BetaNews 2:02 PM
  • "Magic Leap and the Curse of the Overpromise" Tech.pinions 1:52 PM
  • "There is no more gun emoji. Is that a good thing?" Mashable 10:51 AM
  • "Editor's Choice: LG G7 ThinQ" ["The primary reason why I like the G7 so much is that it's the Android phone that best mimics the iPhone X's ability to cram a large screen in a frame that can still be managed in one hand. I love the iPhone X's design because it is optimized for how I use a phone, which consists of a lot of vertical reading while on the go. Tall, skinny phones are the best for this. But I don't necessarily love iOS, and I often crave Android's flexibility and interface."]  The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "What Does the Repeal of Net Neutrality Mean for Your Data Security?" ReadWrite 7:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tropical Software contributes copies of TopXNotes to Macstock attendees" prMac 1:51 PM
  • "Google Earth for iOS receives handy measure tool to calculate distance and area" 9to5Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ for Wearables" AnandTech 12:13 PM
  • "Apple Pay Summertime Discount Promo Includes Fandango, Grubhub, More" The Mac Observer 11:00 AM
  • "Amazon iPhone app adds AR 'part finder' for identifying and buying small hardware like screws" 9to5Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Corning showcases Gorilla Glass textured applications" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "1Password for iOS gains rich formatting in notes, iMessage stickers & more" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "Dish customers can now start support conversations in Apple's Messages app" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Business Chat: Complete list of companies you can iMessage" iMore 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nadella's lead still working as Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue" Irish Independent 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft profit climbs as cloud computing grows" The Japan News 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cloud Proves It's Worth the Big Price" [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's cloud and personal computing group help it to first $100 billion+¬†year" TechSpot 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft revenues surpass $100 bn for first time; Satya Nadella says, 'We had an incredible year'" First Post 9:15 AM
  • "Business is booming for Microsoft, and even Bing is doing well" TechRadar UK 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft hits $100bn in revenue for the first time thanks to cloud, Surface growth" The Inquirer 9:14 AM
  • "$100bn worth of reasons why cloud has been the silver lining for Microsoft" SiliconRepublic 9:13 AM
  • "Cloud-driven Microsoft crosses $100bn revenue for first time" The Economic Times 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Earnings Report: A Non-Event" Investing 9:12 AM
  • "Cloud Services Keep Boosting Microsoft's Revenue" CDR Info 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft exec: We stopped Russia from hacking 3 congressional campaigns/Fake Microsoft domain was tied to attacks this year against congressional campaigns." Ars Technica 2:36 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to win back the consumers it let down" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "IBM Is Still Not Microsoft¬†(Update)" 24/7 Wall St. 9:15 AM
  • "IBM Q2 Is 'Good', But Questions Remain" Seeking Alpha 2:02 PM
  • "Cloud and analytics help IBM exceed expectations" IT PRO (UK) 8:55 AM
  • "IBM's AI watermarking method protects models from theft and sabotage" VentureBeat 8:56 AM
  • "IBM Stakes an Early Claim on 'Blockchain-as-a-Service'" TheStreet 8:56 AM
  • "Intel And Micron Call It Quits On Bleeding Edge Memory Development Collaboration" Forbes 4:41 PM
  • "Intel Amber Lake CPU details emerge" Hexus 8:51 AM
  • "Steve from Gamers Nexus talks 8086k overclocking and Intel CPU soldering | The Full Nerd Ep. 59" PCWorld 8:51 AM
  • "Intel celebrates its 50th anniversary with a record-breaking 2,018 Shooting Star drone light show" DroneDJ 8:47 AM
  • "Nvidia And AMD GPU Prices Still 15% Above MSRP, What It Means For Next-Gen GPUs?" SegmentNext 8:44 AM
  • "AMD, Nvidia and Microsoft join forces on one-cable VR standard" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Oracle's Irish unit pays out €2bn dividend despite €450m loss" Irish Times 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle: Switch now from Nashorn JavaScript engine to GraalVM" InfoWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Cisco commits $100m for digital innovation in the UK" CRN UK 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco pledges $100m to UK digital innovation" Capacity Media 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco backs government's Industrial Strategy with $100m investment pledge" Public Technology 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco reveals $100m investment in UK AI" TechRadar UK 8:39 AM
  • "Cisco Unified Presence Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 8:39 AM
  • "Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud" InfoWorld 8:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs: Bullish on Apple's new iPhone sales, but..." Apple 3.0 7:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end day and week mostly flat as Trump stokes fresh worry on trade, monetary policy: U.S. equity benchmarks on track for third straight weekly advance" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks End Close to Home: Stocks ended little changed Friday, shrugging off the latest tough trade talk from President Trump." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk" Associated Press 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower as Dollar Slides: Major indexes struggled to break higher throughout the week as investors weighed earnings reports and President Trump's comments on Fed policy" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.: European stocks fell Friday, with auto shares among those that lost ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a significant expansion in tariffs on Chinese imports, underscoring concerns that a global trade war will crimp global economic growth and corporate profits." MarketWatch 12:14 PM

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