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Weekend Highlights: Motley Fool looks at the rise of Amazon's music side and the threat it poses to Apple and Spotify; Dan Moren thinks Apple should simplify "complex iPhone lineup" this year; warning to Chrome, Firefox users over massive data leak; green light given by G7 to tax Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, others in countries where they make money, even if no physical presence; Apple has a beautiful new office in Vancouver; data can be scraped from iCloud, among many other services says Israeli security firm; alarm sounding over privacy fears from rapid adoption of doorbell cams; Google says will fix loophole in Chrome which tells sites when you're in incognito mode; TSMC eyes big growth thanks to 5G, Apple among clients; LAPTOP Mag reviews new 13" MacBook Pro; Rob Enderle likes idea of an Apple/Oracle merger.

  • "Apple's new retail boss 'has her work cut out for her' in bringing the spark back to its 500 stores"  Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Is Said to Be Close to Opening First Retail Store in India"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Apple site shortlist hints at first potential retail outlet for India" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Repurchased a Whopping $24 Billion in Stock Last Quarter: The Mac maker provides its annual update to its capital return program, expectedly focusing on buybacks again."  Motley Fool 8:27 AM
  • "The SAP/Apple partnership changes everything: With SAP's support, Apple's CoreML and AR unlock enterprise productivity"  Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Edge for Mac leaks; Beta build for Windows 10 quickly follows: Microsoft is in the midst of revamping the browser, which will soon be based on the same open-source Chromium technologies that run Google Chrome." Computerworld 6:45 PM
  • "PSA: Apple Music, other services down for many users" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Some Users Seeing App Store, iTunes Store Outages" The Mac Observer 12:17 PM
  • "App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store outage affecting small number of users" AppleInsider 2:05 PM
  • "What to do if your Mac's hard drive starts unmounting itself unexpectedly: External drives that suddenly disappear? Backup and take heed." Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Learn How Video Compression Works—Without Math" Apple Gazette 10:13 AM
  • "Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox" AppleInsider 11:22 AM
  • "How to easily connect Bluetooth headphones to your Mac computer" Business Insider 10:31 AM
  • "How to Customize Your Mac Desktop" MacMost 9:29 AM
  • "What to Expect From Marzipan: It's clear that this year's WWDC is going to be a doozy. We've written here previously with our thoughts about Dark Mode, now it's time to talk about iOS apps coming to the Mac."  iconfactory 2:02 PM
  • "Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?"  AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Why the Mac won't end up locked down like iOS: As macOS becomes more like iOS, there's a fear that Apple will take away some freedoms that Mac users are used to."  Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Is Apple's iFrame still being developed or is it simply on life support?" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "WidsMob FilmPack Renders Emotional Impact and Analogs Film Effects" prMac 8:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music Strengthens Publishing Division With Head of Creative Services Hire: Lindsay Rothschild arrives from Google where she led songwriter and publisher relations for YouTube."  Variety 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Orders Jon Favreau Natural-History Dinosaur Series From BBC Studios" Variety 10:00 AM
  • "Dinosaur Documentary Series 'Prehistoric Planet' Coming to Apple TV+ From Producer Jon Favreau" MacRumors 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Pay boss reveals US merchants' plans to use NFC tags for payments and loyalty sign-up" NFC World 1:45 PM
  • "Apple Pay VP reveals plans to make iPhone NFC great again" Apple Must 1:46 PM
  • "Apple escape room traps you backstage at keynote" Cult of Mac 2:05 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Wins 'Displays of the Year' Award" MacRumors 1:59 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Named 'Display of the Year'" MacTrast 9:43 PM
  • "Google took a major shot at Apple's iPhone camera while announcing its new $400 Pixel smartphone" Business Insider 10:14 AM
  • "Apple is releasing new healthcare features for older consumers" Business Insider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:50 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook pays surprise visit to Orlando teen computer whiz" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook talks coding with WWDC 2019 scholarship winner" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Park drone videos make a return, show mystery stage at center of spaceship ring" 9to5Mac 5:20 PM
  • "New aerial Apple Park video shows mystery rainbow stage: New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that the company has erected an unusual 'rainbow' stage in the central courtyard, previously unknown outside the company." AppleInsider 5:58 PM
  • "5K LG UltraFine Display Now Unavailable From Apple in the U.S." MacRumors 8:02 PM
  • "Apple Has Stopped Selling LG's UltraFine Displays In Their Stores" UberGizmo 9:40 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Video game 'loot boxes' would be outlawed in many games under forthcoming federal bill" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:01 PM
  • "Ajit Pai refuses to investigate Frontier's horrible telecom service: Long outages and bad customer service mar Frontier's government-funded network." Ars Technica 11:56 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Has a Wi-Fi Design Flaw" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "A New Rule Would Allow Debt Collectors to DM and Text You With Reckless Abandon" Gizmodo 11:02 AM
  • "The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon's Neighbors: Why people are socializing more about crime even as it becomes rarer." Vox 9:06 AM
  • "Epson's $500 smart glasses are literally powered by your phone" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "China replaces PUBG with patriotic game" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "In 2019, Who's Not Online? 10 Percent of Americans Are Analogue" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Google is testing Mini-apps in Search and Google Assistant" VentureBeat 3:06 PM
  • "Google launches Portals, a new web page navigation system for Chrome" ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Experts Aren't Impressed With Google's New Privacy Tools" Associated Press 10:10 AM
  • "Everything Google announced at I/O 2019" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Bigger than Windows, bigger than iOS: Google now has 2.5 billion active Android devices/Google has gained 1.5 billion extra Android users over the past four years."  ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Earns Money, Services vs. Hardware, and AT&T's Fake 5G with Ken Ray -ACM 511" The Mac Observer 2:22 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 035: 'The 50 hour transition'" 9to5Mac 2:05 PM
  • "Privacy and Luxury, Apple's Magic Levels – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-08" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "Road to Macstock -Brett Terpstra On Developing A Writing Workflow" MacVoices 7:34 AM
  • "Latest Renders of 2019 iPhone XR Show Dual-Lens Cameras in Rear Glass-Integrated Square Bump" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Powerbeats Pro Feature IPX4 Water Resistance Rating" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "Apple's Powerbeats Pro Headphones Have A IPX4 Rating" UberGizmo 9:40 PM
  • "Unitech growing rigid-flex PCB shipments for AirPods" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
  • "AirPods 3 pricing likely to be higher, suggests second report" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "iOS 13: Bug fixes, performance boosts, and poaching ideas" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "iOS 12.3 Public Beta 5 Gets Ready For Final Release" Forbes 7:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

  • "Beats Powerbeats Pro review: A true wireless sports headphone with big sound and long battery life" CNET 12:13 PM
  • "Otterbox Otter + Pop Symmetry Series iPhone Case review: Built-in PopSockets PopGrip" iMore 12:13 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro: 48 hours later" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Hands on with the Google Pixel 3a XL - performance from 2016 with a 2019 camera: The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are official, and pair iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 performance with a modern camera for a fairly solid mid-range smartphone." AppleInsider 10:13 AM
  • "Master & Dynamic MW65 review: good noise-cancelling headphones at a steep price" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "Review: Native Union's BLOCK wireless charger is sleek and stylish—if you can afford it" Mashable 10:04 AM
  • "Review: Eve Energy Strip provides power, protection and Siri control" Apple World Today 9:06 AM
  • "The Duane Hybrid is a briefcase! It's a backpack! It's both!" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
iOS Apps
  • "I ditched Walgreens for this pharmacy app, here's why: Pharmacy apps sketched me out, until I tried one." CNET 8:14 AM
  • "How to share your location on an iPhone in 4 different ways" Business Insider 3:04 PM
  • "How to make a brochure on Google Docs for your company or cause" Business Insider 2:20 PM
  • "How to check if your iPhone X screen can be replaced for free" 9to5Mac 2:03 PM
  • "The Three Lessons Learned by Apple's Angela Ahrendts" The Mac Observer 5:59 PM
  • "Considering Apple's iPhone XR successor – plus, Apple had 800 people working on iPhone cameras, but Google still outclassed them" MacDailyNews 3:03 PM
  • "Considering the Next iPhone XR" 512 Pixels 10:21 AM
  • "It's easy to win when you don't fight fair: Long-time readers know that I am not a fan of the Touch Bar. I understand that many people like it, but for me, forcing my eyes to the keyboard is not a time saver, especially when the Touch Bar has also taken over the physical Escape key." The Robservatory 10:20 AM
  • "Annual CarPlay subscription – is is bad PR for car makers?- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple should bring back the iPhone SE and model it after Google's Pixel 3a: The price ain't bad either."  Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Why Samsung and iPhone X Screens Are Too Expensive to Fix"  iFixit 8:01 AM
  • "Google's I/O 2019 keynote fought Apple's privacy FUD with practicality"  VentureBeat 2:19 PM
  • "Google CEO asserts that Apple is selling privacy as a luxury good" iDownload Blog 10:31 AM
  • "Google's Sundar Pichai snipes at Apple with privacy defense" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Google CEO takes side-swipe at Apple 'selling privacy as a luxury good'" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: The Machine Never stops" eXtensions 7:34 AM
  • "What Pixel 3a tells us about the state of the smartphone — and Google" TechCrunch 8:03 PM
  • "Americans are overconfident about cybersecurity" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "How Twitter Turned Its Ad Business Around" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:43 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3a discounted at $299 is just an incredible value" 9to5Google 3:06 PM
  • "Pixel's not just for Verizon anymore. Google's phone competition can finally begin/Commentary: Extending beyond Verizon is good for Google's Pixel phones, and it's good for you, too." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Google I/O – Google and Helpfulness, A Privacy Stance, and Low Cost Pixels" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "Google Duplex is boring now. And that's probably good/Commentary: The search giant turns down the creepy on its AI chatbot." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Google's case for privacy is more convincing than Facebook's" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Google's Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good/Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Knightphone' is an Upcoming PvP Base Builder that's Looking for Some Early Testers" Touch Arcade 1:59 PM
  • "LookUp 5.2 Brings New Watch App, Handoff Support, and Instant Search" MacStories 11:42 AM
  • "Are these the toughest Apple Watch straps?" Apple Must 10:32 AM
  • "UAG launches new $60-$70 nylon and leather Apple Watch straps with rugged designs" 9to5Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Anker unveils Power IQ 3.0 USB-C smartphone, tablet and laptop charger" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "Hit battle royale game Apex Legends could be on its way to iOS" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Pay goes live to Iceland's 334,000 citizens" Cult of Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Pay Launches in Iceland" MacRumors 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Inside Microsoft's vision for the future of Windows, Office, and work" The Verge 3:47 PM
  • "Piecing together Microsoft's 'people-centric' computing strategy: Microsoft's vision for how it can put people at the center of its future computing experiences pulls together everything from its coming Fluid Framework to more collaboration-friendly devices and furniture." ZDNet 9:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Brings Plug and Play to the Internet of Things" PC Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Cortana chief outlines the company's digital assistant vision" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated" ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2019 Postmortem: Bring on the graph, but hold the glitz/It was hard to top last year's demonstration of the new Microsoft 365 experienced powered by the Microsoft Graph. The focus this year shifted to how the graph could break down application and device silos to make everyday applications more user-centric." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft teases advanced speech tech, but it's not for everyone" Mashable 2:02 PM
  • "How Microsoft's Fluid Framework flows" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "IBM to sell $20bn of bonds to fund Red Hat acquisition" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:07 PM
  • "Red Hat CEO: Merger with IBM already creating culture clashes" WRAL TechWire 10:56 AM
  • "Is IBM the Canary in the Martech Mega-Vendor Coal Mine?" CMSWire 10:56 AM
  • "IBM Brings Blockbuster Bond Deal as Market Defies Trade Drag" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "IBM and Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Use Blockchain to Combat Food Fraud" Environmental Leader 10:56 AM
  • "Intel shares sink as executives give three-year outlook" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Intel's Mobileye to map huge amount of road data in collaboration with Britain's mapping agency" CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Is Opening 3 Project Athena Labs for Advanced Laptop Testing" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Intel Outlines Project Athena Open Labs To Optimize Future 5G Ultrabook Laptops" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Intel will open three Project Athena Open Labs to test next-gen laptops" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Intel explains Project Athena laptops, promises nine hours of battery life" Engadget 12:14 PM
  • "Intel will ramp up 10nm CPU production in June, 7nm in 2021: The first 10nm parts are for thin-and-light-laptops." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "Intel to launch 7nm chip products in 2021" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "Intel shares drop, three-year outlook seen lagging rivals" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "AMD Navi GPUs: Everything We Know So Far" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation could be delayed until 2020" TechRadar UK 10:58 AM
  • "Lenovo adds AMD Ryzen Pro-powered laptops to its ThinkPad family" Ars Technica 10:58 AM
  • "Lenovo expands X, T series ThinkPad laptops with AMD CPUs" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Understanding the Transformation of Dell Technologies" eWeek 10:54 AM
  • "HP's 'star witness' in Mike Lynch fraud trial describes 'uncomfortable' backdating of deals" Telegraph 10:53 AM
  • "Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise: GraalVM Enterprise brings performance and security extras to the shared runtime supporting JVM languages, JavaScript, and native code" Infoworld 6:44 PM
  • "Oracle closes China's R&D centre and axes nearly 1,000 employees: Report/Staff that were made redundant have gathered to protest the layoff plan, according to photos and video clips circulating on social media." ZDNet 9:36 PM
  • "Here's what Cisco did to rethink, reposition, reinvent its business model" The Economic Times 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco signs agreement to develop internet of things tech with major European utility" CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system" Tech Central 10:51 AM
  • "Did Focus On Software Help Cisco Carry Its Q2 Momentum Into Q3?" Trefis 10:51 AM
  • "Critical flaw allows attackers to take over Cisco Elastic Services Controllers" Help Net Security 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco inspires young girls to pursue STEM education" Zawya 10:51 AM
  • "SAP makes its cloud data service, data management play with HANA" ZDNet 8:41 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks reverse direction to close mostly lower as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer: S&P 500 and Nasdaq extend losses for a third straight day" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as White House Says China Wants to Make a Deal: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors monitored developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks flat ahead of key US-China trade talks: Stocks closed largely flat on Wednesday after Wall Street worries that U.S.-China trade talks may fail were eased somewhat after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the Chinese 'want to make a deal.'" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Mixed as Uncertainty Over Trade Talks Simmers: Stocks had moved slightly higher after Trump tweeted that China says it is 'coming to the U.S. to make a deal'" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets track global equity losses on persistent trade-war fears: Nikkei drops 1.5%, China stocks fall over 1%" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Europe markets struggle as trade fears grip investors" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

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