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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg scoop reveals 2019 pipeline of products including new iPads, larger MacBook Pro, and "camera-focused Pro iPhones"; Mike Murphy at Quartz wonders if 2019 will bring something new from Apple, or "another cycle of breathless coverage of likely decent updates to long-established products?"; former engineer at Apple wins court case against Apple for leaving him off inventor list for products like Find My iPhone, Passbook; iPhones, Galaxy models found to emit more radiation than previously thought according to new study; Wired on the deadly problem of swatting, offers solution; 2019 iPhones to have better shatter resistance, among improvements; will iPhone 11 finally be bundled with fast charger?; so we usually keep credit cards in leather wallets, pockets, purses...but these could damage your Apple Card.

  • "China Targets Apple With Push Into Advanced Smartphone Screens: If BOE succeeds, it would not only prove its manufacturing prowess but also score a win for China in its tech race against South Korea and Japan" [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "China looks to increase advanced manufacturing by supplying OLED displays to Apple" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "India threatens iPhone ban if Apple doesn't accept regulator's anti-spam app" SlashGear 7:49 AM
  • "Apple might have to approve India's anti-spam app in six months: Cupertino refuses to approve it for the App Store due to privacy concerns." Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "Inside 'the reality distortion field': An early Apple employee told us what it was like having Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as his bosses"  Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple, Starbucks Have an Answer for the Tight Job Market: Hand Out Stock/When workers are in short supply, offering shares to rank-and-file employees can be a 'powerful recipe for an engaged workplace" [Paid Membership Required] 7/21
  • "What a streamlined HomeKit means for Apple's smart home ambitions: For starters, you can probably expect to see a lot more HomeKit gadgets."  CNET 7/21
  • "Why Apple Watches, Fitbits, and more could soon get more expensive"  Digital Trends 7/21
  • "MacOS Mojave beta broke Chrome's checkboxes. Here are two ways to bring them back" CNET 7/20
  • "How to move a Fusion-powered Windows VM to a new Mac: Upgrading to a new Mac doesn't mean having to install and configure a whole new Fusion-powered Windows VM. Follow these steps to quickly copy an existing Windows Fusion install to a new Mac." TechRepublic 7:12 PM
  • "How to Create Organizational Charts in PowerPoint With Templates" Envato Tuts+ 7/21
  • "Everything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "How to format a flash drive for Mac and PC compatibility in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7/20
  • "How to restore a deleted shared album in Photos" Macworld 7/20
  • "Apple's Quick Look Reveals Your Darkest Secrets" Intego 7/20
  • "Mac: How to forget wireless networks" 9to5Mac 7/20
  • "How to Delete Specific Chrome Autofill Suggestions" OS X Daily 7/20
Press Releases
  • "OmniFocus a solid task management app for just about any Apple device" Apple World Today 7/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Series of fraudulent iTunes charges reported in Singapore" AppleInsider 4:00 PM
  • "The Apple Watch on cocaine, self-driving secrets, and other news from the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 11:20 AM
  • "Indian iPhone users might face deactivation due to new telecom regulations" Neowin 7/21
  • "The First-Ever Apple Store, Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2001, Set to Receive Facelift" MacRumors 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Big brands are embracing Apple Business Chat" Apple Must 7/20
  • "Apple adds new integration partners to Business Chat ecosystem" ZDNet 7/20
  • "Use iMessage to Chat With a Dish Customer Service Rep" PC Magazine 7/20
  • "Beer and water, ordered by text to your seat at Citizens Bank Park" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 7/20
  • "Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "Huawei Catching Apple up As It Aims for 200 Million Sales in 2018" Digital Trends 7/20
  • "Samsung Mocks iPhone's Camera, Lack of Headphone Jack, and Extra-Cost Fast Charging in Latest Galaxy S9 Ads" MacRumors 7/20
  • "An entomologist rates all the ant emoji" The Loop 7/20
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T bringing 5G to Charlotte, Raleigh, Oklahoma City" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "The Story Behind Google's Secret Offer to Settle EU's Android Probe" Bloomberg 9:04 PM
  • "The Story Behind Google's Secret Offer to Settle EU's Android Probe" Bloomberg 9:04 PM
  • "The best thing about Samsung's exciting new tablet might also be a fatal flaw" BGR 11:21 AM
  • "Mobile phones and cancer — the full picture" The Guardian 10:49 AM
  • "A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent" Gizmodo 7/21
  • "EFF Slams Gmail's New Confidential Mode For Providing False Sense Of Security" HotHardware 7/21
  • "Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019: Athena would provide broadband to underserved areas." Engadget 7/21
  • "Forget Airpower — Samsung has its own Dual Wireless Charger ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Gear Watch launch" MSPoweruser 7/21
  • "Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota" TechCrunch 7/21
  • "Facebook is officially building an internet satellite: Athena" CNET 7/20
  • "FCC now taking comments on whether T-Mobile, Sprint should merge" CNET 7/20
  • "Here's What Hackers Do With All Your Stolen Passwords" Forbes 7/20
  • "Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine" ZDNet 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Google owns, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow" CNET 7/20
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project: An open-source collaboration for 'the future of portability'" The Verge 7/20
  • "Apple Debuts 2018 Macbook Pro — What The Tech Ep. 408" Thurrott 11:41 AM
  • "Pokemon Go Fest 2018 – The TouchArcade Show #363" Touch Arcade 7/20
  • "How strong is Gorilla Glass 6? We sat down with Corning to talk about the future of phones" iMore 7/20
  • "Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the UGLY—this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 7/20
  • "Ken Ray and John Champion on Mission Log, Virtual Reality, and Star Trek Las Vegas" MacVoices 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "HomePod may get phone call support and multiple timers: Apple's smart speaker could be in line for some major improvements." Engadget 9:30 PM
  • "How Apple Fixed the New MacBook Pro Keyboard: Apple's expensive new laptops feature the latest ideas about keyboards. WSJ's David Pierce looked inside the newest MacBook Pro to see how it's changed, and what it might mean for your typing fingers." [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Power Gadget utility download link removed amidst 2018 MacBook Pro throttling controversy" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "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 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "About that MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling story" Computerworld 7/20
  • "Gadget expert says Apple 'deliberately slows down' its MacBook Pro" Daily Mail UK 7/20
  • "2018 MacBook Pros Have New 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 Controller, But DisplayPort 1.4 Isn't Truly Supported" MacRumors 7/20
  • "Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails"  MacRumors 8:03 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7/20
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/20

  • "Top nine features of the 2018 MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 6:55 PM
  • "Best USB-C Monitors for MacBook and MacBook Pro (2016 - 2018): USB-C is the future and a USB-C monitor is perfect for your MacBook" iMore 1:32 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 2018 - Why this powerful laptop is what many pros have been waiting for: The Apple MacBook Pro has been given a major overhaul with an improved screen and quieter keyboard but it's the newly added power and faster speeds that appear to be impressing professional users the most." Express UK 8:40 AM
  • "The best iPhone 7 battery cases: The Best iPhone 7 battery cases to give your phone some extra juice" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
  • "Comparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "TicWatch Pro vs Apple Watch: Features or polish, because I can't have both" iMore 7/20
  • "Anchor's cross-device steel charging cable is virtually indestructible – but I hate using it" The Next Web 7/20
  • "Gorilla Glass vs Dragontrail Glass vs tempered glass and beyond" Android Authority 7/20
  • "Review: Hifiman Ananda On-Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones" iLounge 7/20
  • "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 7/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "HomePod OS 12 private beta reportedly includes Siri multiple timers, make and answer phone calls, more" 9to5Mac 7:12 PM
  • "Drop everything and download: Affinity Designer for iPad/Get your vectors on with this full-fat design app squeezed into your Apple tablet" Stuff Magazine 7:51 AM
  • "AirBeamTV launches Mirror to Windows PC for iOS" GSMArena 7:49 AM
  • "Best third-party CarPlay apps: Which CarPlay apps will keep you entertained while you're on the road? Here are the best!" iMore 7/21
  • "All of the Changes to Notifications in iOS 12" MacRumors 7/20
  • "Pixelmator is the best graphics app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #40] Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "'Food Fantasy' Review – Cooked to Near Perfection" Touch Arcade 7/20
  • "How to make a FaceTime call from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac: Stay in touch with family and friends with this built-in app" iMore 6:55 PM
  • "How to deregister an email or phone number associated with iMessage and FaceTime: For when you want to free your phone number from FaceTime jail." iMore 7/21
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with FaceTime on the MacBook Pro: With the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, video chatting is at your fingertips ... literally!" iMore 7/21
  • "iPhone: How to hide Caller ID" 9to5Mac 7/20
  • "How to Never Mistype an Email Address on Your iPhone" Lifehacker 7/20
  • "How to add iPhone X gestures to your Android phone" The Verge 7/20
  • "How to show weather on your iPhone Lock screen with iOS 12" iDownload Blog 7/20
  • "iOS Lock Screen: Guide to Keep Data off Your iPhone Lock Screen" Intego 7/20
  • "How to block phone and FaceTime calls on iPhone or iPad" iMore 7/20
  • "How to control your Apple TV from from Contro Center on iPhone & iPad" iDownload Blog 7/20
  • "How To Wirelessly Mirror iPhone Screen To PC, Mac Without Any Client-Side App" Redmond Pie 7/20
  • "How to customize Fantastical 2 for iPhone to suit your needs" iDownload Blog 7/20
  • "How to move Siri's voice between paired HomePods" Apple Must 7/20
  • "How to like, share, and save stories in Apple News for iPhone and iPad" iMore 7/20
  • "You can now use Apple's Business Chat in Messages to order drinks at a Phillies game" 9to5Mac 7/21
  • "The best photo print services to use now that Apple's Photo Print Products is ending" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "Technical Terms: HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TLS and Certificate" MacMost 7/20
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Gets Rendered with Larger Display in New Video Based on Leaks" TechEBlog 7:14 PM
  • "We compared Spotify and Apple Music subscriptions — and the winner is clear" Business Insider 7/21
  • "WSJ: Look who's getting Apple, Starbucks stock" Apple 3.0 7/21
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhones Confirmed, Apple's Massive Upgrade To iPhone X, More MacBook Pro Problems" Forbes 7/20
  • "Apple will be hurt by U.S. v. China trade war this fall"  Apple Must 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "The quantum meltdown of encryption" TechCrunch 9:39 AM
  • "Rethinking Photo Workflows (6): A Case for new Film Cameras" eXtensions 7:34 AM
  • "Samsung Mocks iPhone's Camera, Lack of Headphone Jack, and More in Latest Galaxy S9 Ads" MacRumors 7/21
  • "Samsung's new ads takes aim at Apple's accessories and Genuis Bar" phoneArena 7/21
  • "Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary/From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts." Ars Technica 7/21
  • "Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android?" Tech Times 7/21
  • "Google's incredible Pixel 2 has the best camera I've ever used on a smartphone — these photos are proof" Business Insider 7/20
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: CEO, billionaire, troll" Engadget 7/20
  • "Gmail's new 'Confidential Mode' is flawed and misleading" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Magic Leap and the Curse of the Overpromise" Tech.pinions 7/20
  • "There is no more gun emoji. Is that a good thing?" Mashable 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "What Does the Repeal of Net Neutrality Mean for Your Data Security?" ReadWrite 7/20
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25" MacRumors 7/21
  • "App Roundup: Skype 8, Roxio Toast 17, Uber, KeyCue 9, more!" AppleInsider 7/21
  • "Tropical Software contributes copies of TopXNotes to Macstock attendees" prMac 7/20
  • "Google Earth for iOS receives handy measure tool to calculate distance and area" 9to5Mac 7/20
  • "Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ for Wearables" AnandTech 7/20
  • "Apple Pay Summertime Discount Promo Includes Fandango, Grubhub, More" The Mac Observer 7/20
  • "Amazon iPhone app adds AR 'part finder' for identifying and buying small hardware like screws" 9to5Mac 7/20
  • "Corning showcases Gorilla Glass textured applications" DigiTimes 7/20
  • "1Password for iOS gains rich formatting in notes, iMessage stickers & more" iDownload Blog 7/20
  • "Dish customers can now start support conversations in Apple's Messages app" iDownload Blog 7/20
  • "Apple Business Chat: Complete list of companies you can iMessage" iMore 7/20
Computer Industry
  • "Which Microsoft Surface should I buy? What was once a single device is now a full line to meet the demands of many users. Here's how to pick the right one." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft releases a slew of Surface Go ads trying to convince you to buy the device" phoneArena 7:43 AM
  • "Tip: Pre-Order Surface Go, Get a $50 Gift Certificate" Thurrott 10:02 AM
  • "IBM Singapore lays off workers from its Tampines plant" Today Online 7:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm's own experts concede Intel's baseband chipsets are good for innovation and pricing" Foss Patents 1:25 PM
  • "Intel turns 50: How the chip behemoth got its start" Yahoo Finance 7:44 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1170 Turing GPU Shown Beating GTX 1080 Ti In Sketchy Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 6:54 PM
  • "HDR Benchmarks perf impact on AMD (-2%) vs Nvidia (-10%) - 12 Games at 4K HDR" Guru3D 7:43 AM
  • "New Microsoft Surface Go tablet hits all the right notes" Coolest Gadgets 7/21
  • "Microsoft releases several Surface Go videos on YouTube" BetaNews 7/21
  • "Gartner On Mobile App Development Platforms: Kony, Mendix, Microsoft, Oracle And Outsystems The Winners" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 7/21
  • "Intel Power Gadget Utility Mysteriously Removed Only For Mac After MacBook Pro Throttle-Gate" HotHardware 7/21
  • "IBM patenting watermark technology to protect ownership of AI models" Neowin 7/21
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's What to Expect When Apple Reports Earnings: The Mac maker reports on July 31." The Motley Fool 7/21
  • "Goldman Sachs: Bullish on Apple's new iPhone sales, but..." Apple 3.0 7/20
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 7/20
  • "Stocks End Close to Home: Stocks ended little changed Friday, shrugging off the latest tough trade talk from President Trump." TheStreet 7/20
  • "Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk" Associated Press 7/20
  • "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] 7/20
  • "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 7/20

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