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Monday Highlights: iPad crowned device of decade; Apple's Morning Show nominated for Golden Globe awards; got an old Mac, you can breathe life back into it with Linux; IDC stats show Apple Watch maintains pole position in wearables market thanks also to AirPods, Beats headphones; Tim Cook pays visit to Japan for meetings with developers, employees; former Apple engineer who allegedly stole company secrets now accused of stealing Patriot Missile data; iPhone activation lock means some cannot be refurb'd; new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR available for order tomorrow; The Guardian reviews AirPods Pro, and Engadget takes Master & Dynamic's MW07 Plus earbuds for a review.

Apple: $1 Trillion Market Cap
  • "Apple's Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion: Technology giant hits new milestone that underscores the iPhone maker's explosive growth" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Apple just hit a $1 trillion market cap: The stock rose nearly 3 percent, briefly hitting a session high of $207.05 in midday trading before falling back below $207."  CNBC 11:21 AM
  • "Apple is worth over $1,000,000,000,000"  TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Apple is Officially a Trillion Dollar Company as Shares Cross $207 Mark"  MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Hit $1 Trillion Market Value" Bloomberg 11:24 AM
  • "Apple reaches $1,000,000,000,000 value" CNNMoney 11:00 AM
  • "Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion" BBC 2:31 PM
  • "It's official: Apple is the first U.S. public company to reach a $1 trillion market value/$2 trillion, though, will be tricky." Recode 11:35 AM
  • "Apple breaches $1 trillion stock market valuation" Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "Apple's path from $5,309 to $1 trillion valuation" [Video Report] CNBC 3:47 PM
  • "As Apple Claws to $1 Trillion, Ghost of Past Giants Haunt It" Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "Here's how Apple's $1 trillion market cap stacks up against the rest of the S&P 500" CNBC 3:48 PM
  • "Not All Locals Thrilled With Apple's Trillion Dollar Milestone" CBS SF Bay Area 8:33 PM
Apple News
  • "Is Apple's iPhone Still the Center of Its Universe? As Apple grows its ecosystem of devices and services, analysts are debating whether the iPhone is still the entry point into Apple's lucrative 'walled garden.'"  TheStreet 8:00 AM
  • "Korea moving to tax Google, Apple, Amazon: The government will move quickly to impose taxes on Google, Apple, Amazon and other global IT companies. This follows policymakers and lawmakers paying greater attention to growing criticism that the firms earn billions of dollars in sales here annually but pay no taxes."  The Korea Times 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Still Has $5.8 Billion to Pay After EU's 2016 Tax Demand" Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "U.S. jury asks Apple to pay $145 million in damages to Canada's WiLan" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Apple ordered to pay $145M in damages for patent infringement: A jury agreed that iPhone models of infringed wireless communications patents." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Apple to stop people earning money from affiliate app sales: The move could kill services that focus on testing and recommending the best apps."  Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Apple kills app affiliate commissions, imperiling small publishers"  VentureBeat 9:22 AM
  • "Apple stops sharing App Store revenue with outside recommendation sites/TouchArcade: 'Apple extending a massive middle finger' to third-party linkers." Ars Technica 10:20 AM
  • "Apple takes an axe to its App Affiliate Program: Review sites? Who needs 'em! Fanbois need never leave the App Store again" The Register 7:28 AM
  • "How to move a user account from one Mac to another: It's time for Migration Assistant." Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "macOS: Show All of the Passwords for an AirPort Base Station" The Mac Observer 8:40 AM
  • "How to Disable URL Link Previews in Messages for iOS & MacOS" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "How To Create Animated Charts In Keynote" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from July 2018: You'll surely find something new to play in last month's diverse Mac games haul." [Slideshow] Macworld 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How subscriptions, Siri, and Shortcuts in iOS 12 will forever change Apple's App Store: It won't take another 10 years for our apps to evolve."  Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "iPad Putting Pressure on Windows and Android Tablet Competitors, Says Strategy Analytics" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Tablets Shipments Continue to Decline, Down 13.5% as Apple and Huawei Are the Only Top Companies Showing Growth in the Second Quarter, According to IDC" IDC 1:58 PM
  • "Apple premieres plans for store and event space in historic downtown L.A. theater" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:17 PM
  • "Apple Shares Details on Planned Tower Theatre Flagship Store in Los Angeles" MacRumors 1:18 PM
  • "Apple on the tracks: iOS on the railways/A look at how railways around the world are using iPhone and iPad to support operations, training, passenger engagement, and maintenance." Computerworld 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Hit With Suit Over SC Man's Exploding IPhone" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:04 AM
  • "Cupertino delays per-employee business tax for Apple and others: The measure won't be put to voters until 2020." Engadget 10:15 AM
  • "HomePod Estimated to Have 3 Million Sales and 6% Market Share in United States" MacRumors 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod so far an also-ran with 6 percent of smart speaker market: It's still early, but Apple is currently far from dominating the smart speaker world." CNET 12:00 PM
  • "Apple in touch with Chinese telcos on ways to cut spam" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Apple working to cut down iMessage spam in China" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple helping China fight back against iMessage spam" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship" Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Closes Apple Watch Heart Rate Study to New Participants" MacRumors 6:15 PM
  • "Apple closes enrollment to Apple Heart Study" AppleInsider 6:59 PM
  • "Renowned film director Wim Wenders hits out at 'phone photography'" BBC 8:11 AM
  • "The three reasons a film director claims iPhone photography isn't really photography" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Food is actually being served on iPads and it's my nightmare" Mashable 12:10 PM
  • "Newton launched August 2, 1993 setting the stage for what would become the iPad and iPhone" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Removes Products Featuring Nazi Symbols" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 PM
  • "Google Maps added a new feature that's equal parts genius and creepy" BGR 6:07 PM
  • "FCC loosens utility pole rules to accelerate 5G rollouts: They might also help Google Fiber, although there are catches." Engadget 3:23 PM
  • "FCC announces rules for 5G spectrum auction" Reuters 2:29 PM
  • "Fitbit Versa period tracker limitation angering female users" Android Authority 12:01 PM
  • "There's more: Google is also said to be developing a censored news app for China" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Google in China: Internet giant 'plans censored search engine'" BBC 7:51 AM
  • "Google Maps Says 'the East Cut' Is a Real Place. Locals Aren't So Sure." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:43 AM
  • "Senate warns tech companies on foreign interference: 'Time is running out'/Meanwhile, Facebook's chief security officer quits" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook wishes it could 'hit delete' on the notorious Andrew Bosworth memo justifying growth at all costs" Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "iPad Refresh, Mac Sales, and App Store Affiliate Program -ACM 473" The Mac Observer 8:35 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 184: iPad Pro design leaks, upcoming HomePod features and AAPL earnings" 9to5Mac 2:29 PM
  • "Apple's $1 Trillion Market Cap -TMO Daily Observations 2018-08-02" The Mac Observer 2:15 PM
  • "198: Troubleshooting with Doctors Moltz and Moren" The Rebound 10:16 AM
  • "The Information's 411 — The Jobs Tapes: Sarah and Martin explain why Facebook and Twitter's earnings set off a panic among investors. Nick reflects on his interview with Steve Jobs, which took place a decade ago at the dawn of the App Store." The Information [Subscription Required for Podcast] 7:59 AM
  • "iOS 12 developer beta points to bezel-less iPad with Face ID: And no home button." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "The next iPad Pro might ditch the home button and bezels" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Leak in latest iOS 12 beta shows us Apple's new iPad Pro design" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "SupplierĀ 'confirms' Apple won't include headphone adaptor with new iPhone models" The Apple Post 3:36 PM
  • "The Dual Sim iPhone Is What Many In Asia And Europe Have Been Hoping For" Forbes 7:26 AM
  • "Apple considers alternative MacBook keyboards with touch interfaces, improved dust protection" AppleInsider 9:11 AM
  • "Apple continues exploring ways to make foldable displays for future iPhones and iPads" AppleInsider 1:16 PM
  • "Apple invents both Single and Multi-Fold Device Form Factors for Future iDevices" Patently Apple 8:14 AM
  • "Apple files another patent for a Mac laptop with a virtual keyboard" Apple World Today 8:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:52 AM

  • "Compared: Razer Core X with RX Vega 64 vs Blackmagic eGPU [Video] 9to5Mac 11:21 AM
  • "The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for Mac and Windows users" AppleInsider 11:32 AM
  • "Review: LaCie's 4TB Rugged RAID Pro With SD Card Slot is Perfect for Photographers and Videographers" MacRumors 3:37 PM
  • "Review: Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset offers binaural recording at a price" AppleInsider 1:43 PM
  • "Hands on: If you ever wanted a giant leather mousepad, Nomad's got just the thing" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "The myFlipShade is a good idea that doesn't work (for me, anyway)" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
  • "Review: Humu Augmented Audio Cushion, a pricy way to immerse yourself in sound" 9to5Mac 11:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "DSLR Controls on iPhone Camera App: Obscura 2 -Easy to Use and with Huge Potential" eXtensions 7:22 AM
  • "How to set up and activate iMessage for iPhone and iPad: Here's how to set it all up in iOS 12." iMore 2:29 PM
  • "How to customize your Lock screen on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:09 PM
  • "iPhone tips: 5 ways to tell your friend where you are" Apple Must 10:49 AM
  • "Phone etiquette: How not to lose friends" BBC 9:22 AM
  • "We Are Emotionally Attached to Apple, and it Shows" The Mac Observer 8:35 PM
  • "Steve Jobs fanboys probably shouldn't race to buy this memoir from his eldest daughter" BGR 1:45 PM
  • "Why Apple's iPhone Revenue Growth May Not Be Sustainable" Market Realist 12:30 PM
  • "Consumers are getting sick of imitation iPads, data shows" Apple Must 11:56 AM
  • "Time is on Apple's side"  Om Malik 10:15 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's ambitious target for Services growth may have unintended consequences" ["By continuing to offer an inadequate free tier, Apple is forcing customers onto the paid tiers, thereby generating Services revenue. But it's money gained at the expense of customer satisfaction with the company. Many people pay the fee, but grumble as they do so, and feel that Apple isn't behaving as it should."]  9to5Mac 9:22 AM
  • "HomePod Multi-room Control" ["There's really no app for controlling the HomePod."] Macdrifter 8:14 AM
  • "Cool runnings: Apple schools while being uncool" Macworld 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Will Soon Remove iOS and Mac Apps From Affiliate Program" ["I don't know what the explanation is, but sites like TouchArcade that are currently dependent on App Store affiliate program revenue. I'd love to know why Apple made this decision."]  Daring Fireball 1:43 PM
  • "Apple ending the App Store affiliate program is bad for the community" iMore 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Announces Apps and In-App Purchases Will Be Removed from its Affiliate Program October 1st" MacStories 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Kills the App Store Affiliate Program, and I Have No Idea What We Are Going to Do."  Touch Arcade 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Overestimates Its App Store Search"  Macdrifter 8:16 AM
  • "Apple is ignorantly killing the App Store affiliate program"  Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Fitbit gives Apple Watch its only real competition" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Opinion: Why a trillion-dollar Apple is nothing to celebrate/Chances are good that the company will underperform"  MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Apple unlikely to include Lightning-to-headphone jack converter with 2018 iPhones, analyst says" AppleInsider 9:26 PM
  • "Facebook's security chief has quit — now who's watching the watchmen?" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "Review: The Surface Go is officially my favorite PC" The Next Web 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go review" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Go/Surface Pro's fun-sized sibling proves that good things come in small packages." Wired [Free Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Google might return to China. Here's why that's so controversial" CNNMoney 7:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mimeo Photos Releases Themes, Book Sizes, and Templates 'Identical' to Apple Photo Books as Apple's Service Ends" MacRumors 11:21 AM
  • "Logitech Acquires Blue Microphones" AnandTech 11:20 AM
  • "Pocket Agronomist brings Machine Learning and AR to Agriculture" prMac 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Ink splashes out on Brit print provider Apogee: Acquisition-happy services slinger to become inky tentacle of globocorp" The Register 6:44 AM
  • "HP acquires MPS player Apogee to advance A3 printer strategy" Channel Pro 6:44 AM
  • "HP announce a new retail Kiosk and POS solution based on Windows 10" MSPoweruser 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge adds WebAuthn as passwords near the end" Sophos 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen and Intel Coffee Lake CPU Market Share at 50% Each in July — Strong Ryzen Sales, Intel CPUs Still Report Higher Revenue" WCCFTech 7:21 AM
  • "Intel starts talking real 5G data center use cases" Diginomica 7:47 AM
  • "MSI releases Z370 motherboard BIOS files for Intel 9K support" Hexus 7:21 AM
  • "HPI Puts Intel's Optane Chipset to Work in New Retail POS Devices: These new machines will be able to handle natively all sorts of mobile payment apps, such as Apple Wallet, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, a number of separate banking apps, and others." eWeek 7:22 AM
  • "MSI to releases bios updates with Core i-9000 support for Z370 motherboards" Guru3D 7:22 AM
  • "Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great" Pocket-lint 6:42 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 Always Connected PC: A mixed bag but a worthwhile travel companion" ZDNet 6:28 AM
  • "Amazon will ditch Oracle by 2020, despite what Larry Ellison says: Amazon is about to compete heavily with its former suppliers" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Amazon, ditch us? But they can't do without us - Oracle: Battle of database rivals fuelled by reports marketplace monster is flying off Big Red" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Qualcomm Demands Information About Intel's Chips in 2018 iPhones" MacTrast 6:28 AM
  • "Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.35 billion, adds cloud-based authentication to security lineup" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Microprocessor Market 2018 Global Forecast and Share: Nvidia, Intel, AMD, Apple, MediaTek, Freescale and Qualcomm" Energy News 6:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple breaches US$1 trillion stock market valuation" ejinsight 9:25 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reacts to $1 trillion milestone" Yahoo Finance 3:48 PM
  • "Honey, I Shrunk Apple's Profit Margins: R&D spending is the culprit, and it's hard to tell whether it's being put to good use." Bloomberg 11:58 AM
  • "Race to $1 trillion: Apple's magic number is $207.05 a share." Apple 3.0 10:28 AM
  • "AAPL hits $1 trillion market cap according to Apple's own Stocks app, but it is wrong" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Didn't Just Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap Despite what the Stocks App Says" The Mac Observer 10:15 AM
  • "Apple: The Largest, Most Misunderstood Company In The World"  Seeking Alpha 8:37 AM
  • "Apple is the most underappreciated stock in the world: Brian White [Video] Fox Business Videos 8:01 AM
  • "Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "This is What Apple Needs to Reach a $1 Trillion Market Cap" Investing 8:01 AM
  • "Should You Bet on Apple Reaching $1 Trillion?" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Stock Buyback Tops $20B In Second Quarter" Investopedia 8:01 AM
  • "Apple at $201.50: Look who's underwater now" Apple 3.0 8:14 AM
  • "If you invested $1,000 in Apple 10 years ago, here's how much you'd have now" CNBC 1:16 PM
Industry News
  • "Apple's romp to $1 trillion market cap helps S&P 500, Nasdaq notch gains: Apple has gained more than $80 billion in value over the past two sessions" MarketWatch 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Makes History, Becomes First U.S. Firm to Achieve $1 Trillion Valuation: Apple's valuation surged past the historic milestone following the company's latest positive earnings report." TheStreet 5:18 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq rally as Apple hits $1 trillion" FOXBusiness 5:20 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Lift S&P 500: Nasdaq Composite climbs 1.2%, buoyed by upbeat quarterly results; Apple's market value tops $1 trillion" [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asian stock markets drop, weighed by pullback in China: Trade-war fears sink indexes in Shanghai, Shenzhen; Nikkei retreats from recent highs" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Europe's stock benchmarks log second straight loss as trade worries weigh: Bank of England hikes rates as expected in unanimous decision" MarketWatch 5:21 PM

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