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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 would need to raise iPhone prices significantly to offset new tariffs, analysts say"  CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Here's How Vulnerable Apple's Earnings Would Be to Additional China Tariffs: Apple would likely wind up absorbing the added cost from proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, hurting its profit margins and earnings, analysts say."  TheStreet 10:39 AM
  • "Apple Faces Higher IPhone Production Costs With Trump Tariffs" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "SCOTUS Greenlights Apple App Store Antitrust Lawsuit" TechNewsWorld 8:51 AM
  • "How Apple's Supreme Court loss could change the way you buy apps"  The Verge 3:17 PM
  • "Critics smell blood around the iPhone App Store" Axios 8:56 AM
  • "Apple v. Pepper Opens Door for a Lawsuit That Apple Will Likely Win: Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against Apple, opening the door for a class action lawsuit against Apple related to the App Store." Loup Ventures 8:49 AM
  • "Editorial: The new Services — Why Apple created Apple TV+"  AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's privacy promises would have been useless against a simple missed call from WhatsApp hackers"  Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Nokia privateer Conversant can't enforce SEP against standards-compliant Apple products due to Nokia's late disclosure: inequitable conduct" Foss Patents 12:48 PM
  • "Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements" AppleInsider 6:52 PM
  • "New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011" ["Computer makers Apple and Microsoft and browser makers Google and Mozilla are releasing patches today."]  TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "New 'ZombieLoad' Vulnerability Affects Intel Chips Dating Back to 2011, Apple to Release Patch" MacRumors 12:47 PM
  • "Almost all Macs since 2011 affected by new 'ZombieLoad' Intel chip vulnerability, patch included in macOS 10.14.5" 9to5Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Apple Patches 21 Vulnerabilities in WebKit" SecurityWeek 9:40 AM
  • "Using older Creative Cloud apps? You might get sued ..." 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Hands on: New Pixelmator Pro update adds drag-and-drop color matching with Machine Learning" AppleInsider 10:39 AM
  • "How to get the best image export from Photos in macOS: Check the settings to avoid lower quality and lower resolution." Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "How to open and use the Terminal app on a Mac computer, with a few basic commands you can use to take control of your operating system" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "A Video Backup & Archive Strategy by Patrick Southern" 1:20 PM
  • "Does Rendering a Final Cut Pro X Project Speed up the Export?" 9:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "USBMate optimizes and accelerates external drives connected to your Mac" Apple World Today 8:45 AM
  • "Pixelmator Pro adds new feature to automatically match colors of two images" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Just Took Its Next Big Step in Streaming Video: Apple's TV App update includes TV Channels." Motley Fool 9:39 AM
  • "The US-China Trade War Escalates, May Send North American and Global Notebook PC Markets into Turmoil, Says TrendForce" ["...American brands HP, Dell and Apple's market shares combined comprised up to 66% of the entire North American market. Looking at it from another angle, shipments for the North American market took up 40~50% of total shipments and formed the main source of business for each of the three giants. If tariffs are imposed on notebook PCs, American brands will begin to lose competitive power due to elevated costs from tariffs, impacting both business and profits."] Business Wire 8:24 AM
  • "It's Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked: A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there's little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks." Vice 2:30 PM
  • "Apple's newest AR app lets you visit the State of Liberty anywhere: A new app for the Statue of Liberty museum includes a crazily-detailed Liberty model, and immersive audio tours if you're visiting for real." CNET 9:01 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display mulling cutting around 1,000 jobs: Nikkei" Reuters 7:58 PM
  • "Man defrauds Apple of $1M in refunds on claims company sent empty boxes to customers" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak: 2 counter-intuitive reasons I was able to build 'A+' products when Apple first started" CNBC 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "President Trump expected to sign executive order barring Huawei from the United States" The Next Web 7:56 PM
  • "San Francisco About To Ban Facial Recognition" Forbes 3:27 PM
  • "It's 2019 and a WhatsApp call can hack a phone: Zero-day exploit infects mobes with spyware" The Register 2:24 PM
  • "Watch the OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera lift 49 pounds of cement: The company released a video to 'prove' the front-facing camera's durability." Engadget 12:14 PM
  • "OnePlus Announces The OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro: Upping The Ante" AnandTech 11:43 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro boasts a 90Hz screen and a retractable camera" VentureBeat 10:39 AM
  • "More Democrats are considering a breakup of Facebook" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "How tariffs impact gadget makers: More expenses for the independent creators" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "HP's answer to the MacBook's Touch Bar is a huge second screen" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 111 – iOS 13 App Rumors and Wishes" MacStories 8:51 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple Drops 5.8% Because iPhone Owners Can Sue" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Here Are the Green and Lavender Colors Rumored for 2019's iPhone XR" MacRumors 12:31 PM
  • "Supposed Green and Lavender next-generation iPhone XR colors shown in the latest leak" iDownload Blog 10:38 AM
  • "Leaked Apple Internal Document Details 'Mac Pro 7.1' Specs, Design" Redmond Pie 1:16 PM
  • "Apple Support App Users Can Now Chat With Experts Through Messages On iPhone Or iPad" Redmond Pie 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide" AppleInsider 8:25 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for a 'passenger vehicle door and window" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "Apple wins Patent for Future iPhones with Textured Backside Glass" Patently Apple 8:53 AM
  • "Apple wins Patent for their 'Cultural Phenomenon' known as AirPods" Patently Apple 8:53 AM
  • "How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free SSD fix" 9to5Mac 3:27 PM
  • "How to put an iPhone in recovery mode using iTunes" Business Insider 1:49 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Intel Updates, Push Notifications – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-14" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "Apple Lowers Maximum iPhone Trade-In Values, Best Deals Now Limited to Trade-Ins with Purchase" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM

  • "OnePlus 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10, and iPhone XS Max: Signal Strength Tested/The new modem in the OnePlus 7 and Galaxy S10 is supposed to mean better LTE performance. We compare them to the latest iPhone to see if that's true." PC Magazine 1:30 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro review - better than AirPods for active people" 9to5Mac 3:48 PM
  • "Apple's new Powerbeats Pro headphones are better than AirPods, but they're expensive" CNBC 11:02 AM
  • "Beats PowerBeats Pro Review" phoneArena 9:40 AM
iOS Apps
  • "A first look at Apple's new TV app" Apple Must 8:20 AM
  • "How to lock your iPhone with a passcode and make it 'virtually impenetrable' to strangers — from your phone or remotely, if it's lost or stolen" Business Insider 1:20 PM
  • "How to subscribe to Channels in the TV app on iPhone and iPad" iMore 1:12 PM
  • "How to download shows on the Apple TV app for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad" Macworld 11:15 AM
  • "The iPhone user's guide to the WhatsApp hack attack" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "iOS 12.3: How to Use Apple Pay in iTunes and the App Store" The Mac Observer 8:21 AM
  • "iOS 12.3: Should you install it? iOS 12.3 is out, but should you rush out to install it or take your time and let the braver: or more foolhardy: go ahead?" ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "Everything You Can Do In iPad Notes" MacMost 9:30 AM
  • "The New Apple TV Is a Stuttering Step in the Right Direction" Gizmodo 1:48 PM
  • "Apple Pay Will Soon Support NFC Stickers For Payments" Benjamin Mayo 1:20 PM
  • "Proposed Tariffs Could Lead to 14% Increase in U.S. iPhone Prices" MacRumors 10:46 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Antitrust Challenge" Tech.pinions [Paid Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "It's Amazing That Anyone Upgrades Their iPhone" Kirkville 8:52 AM
  • "Bad Marx: AirPods are the bane of all existence" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Cassandra -Smartphone Effects on DSLR Sales, and the Resurgence of Film" eXtensions 8:20 AM
  • "Google to Show Ads on Homepage of Mobile Site, App" Daring Fireball 2:47 PM
  • "Hands-On With the OnePlus 7 Pro's New Pop-Up Camera and Bezel-Free Display" MacRumors 6:52 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Proof That Other Big Phones Cost Too Much/Welcome to the big time" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review—The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone: OnePlus crushes the competition with a 90Hz display, pop-up camera, and a killer price." Ars Technica 11:13 AM
  • "Google just told us why the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack, and it's exactly what you think" BGR 8:56 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL Follow-Up" Thurrott 8:52 AM
  • "Comic: The Mystery of the Slow iPhone Sales/Right time, wrong reason." iMore 8:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kenwood announces 7 new CarPlay receivers starting at $600, including new wireless options" 9to5Mac 7:58 PM
  • "Anker's latest dongle lets you use Lightning earbuds with USB-C devices" The Verge 6:51 PM
  • "Many Warner Bros Movies Have Reverted to HD Instead of 4K on iTunes and in User Movie Libraries" MacRumors 3:28 PM
  • "Satechi's M1 Wireless Mouse recharges over USB Type-C" AppleInsider 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Pay Now Accepted for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases in Some Countries" MacRumors 11:41 AM
  • "Apple Music Updates 'For You' With New Layout Featuring More Frequent Song Recommendations" MacRumors 11:03 AM
  • "Adobe's Photoshop for the iPad is taking beta test applications" The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "OWC Offers Aura® N SSD Upgrades up to 1TB to Keep Older Macs in the Game" PRNewswire 9:35 AM
  • "Canon U.S.A. Is Bringing DIY To The Fingertips Of Consumers With New Tools For Printable Nail Art Design" ["With a quick download of the Canon Nail Sticker Creator App*, users of compatible iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices, and Canon PIXMA TS9521C, PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TS8220 and PIXMA TS702 Printers can select from an assortment of 200 designs and have access to newly uploaded designs four times per year, or create their own nail art** within the app."] PRNewswire 9:34 AM
  • "Capcom Just Announced 'Sengoku Basara: Battle Party' for iOS and Android in Japan with Pre-Registrations Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:49 AM
  • "The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from April 2019: 'Rolando' makes its triumphant return, while 'Cultist Simulator' and 'Distraint 2' deliver spring chills." [Slideshow] Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "The 10 best complications for Apple Watch: With a good complication, you don't always have to open an app to check appointments or see what the weather's like." Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Jerome's Furniture Launches 3D Augmented Reality App" Business Wire 8:24 AM
  • "G5 Releases New Match-3 Puzzle Jewels of Rome for Worldwide Pre-Order" Business Wire 8:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades: Microsoft is working to improve the reliability of its Azure infrastructure on multiple fronts, including via 'Project Tardigrade,' its effort to enable a cloud app to survive platform failure." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants To Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin" Wired 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft to spend $100 million on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft explains its big bet on serverless computing, the next major way that developers are going to write cloud software" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6:52 PM
  • "Microsoft: Patch Old Windows Systems or Risk Computer Worm" PC Magazine 9:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 gets Arch Linux, one of the trickiest distros around" TechRadar UK 8:45 AM
  • "HP's new OMEN X 2S 15 has two screens, RTX graphics, and more" Neowin 6:39 AM
  • "HP's Omen X 2S Gaming Laptop Has Customizable Second Screen to Help Up Your Game" Gizmodo 6:40 AM
  • "HP's Omen X 2s is a dual-screen gaming laptop: Browse messages, monitor performance and watch streaming videos." Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 and 17 updated with 9th Gen Intel chips, GeForce RTX graphics: Say hello to more power in a thinner package." Windows Central 6:51 AM
  • "HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop continues to blend work and play: And it's bringing a 17-inch model and a gaming mouse and mousepad along for the ride, too." CNET 6:50 AM
  • "Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack: Researchers, academics detail new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips' internal buffers: Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers both inside and outside the company." Ars Technica 1:16 PM
  • "Intel May Move Optane Production to China, No Plans to Boost NAND" ExtremeTech 6:53 AM
  • "Intel puts customers first as chip supply tightens: It's hard to find the logic behind Bob Swan's plan to improve supply lines, says Billy MacInnes" Tech Central 6:51 AM
  • "Intel Xeon trumps Nvidia's Tesla with new AI image classification record: Such a step could lead to smarter tech for us plebs" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "AMD rebrand incoming: Radeon RX550X becomes Radeon RX 640/Radeon rebrands incoming" TechSpot 6:51 AM
  • "IBM's AI performs state-of-the-art broadcast news captioning" VentureBeat 12:57 PM
  • "Lenovo has made a foldable ThinkPad PC because, er, reasons: The folding screen looks good but we're not sure who'll buy it yet" The Inquirer 6:40 AM
  • "Lenovo's intros biz-focused ThinkBooks and Core i9 ThinkPad X1 Extreme: Sorry cam girls and boys, these aren't the laptops for you" The Inquirer 6:40 AM
  • "With ThinkBook laptops, Lenovo hopes to catch eye of millennial workforce: The kid siblings of buttoned-down ThinkPads, the new notebooks emphasize style to attract younger workers in small- and medium-sized business." ZDNet 6:29 AM
  • "Oracle claims that Amazon tried to woo Pentagon officials with 'undisclosed employment and bonus offers' to win a $10 billion cloud contract, but Amazon says it's a 'desperate attempt to smear the company'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:30 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The last time Apple did this, it rallied 130%" CNBC 8:41 AM
  • "Novice Trade: Apple/A trip back to $200 almost seems like a certainty." RealMoney 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Bull Says Trade Slump Creates a Buying Opportunity" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's Buybacks Provide Strong Long-Term Upside" Seeking Alpha 12:49 PM
  • "Trump's tariffs bite: AAPL down as accessories taxed at 25%" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple investors should cash in on US-China trade war, says Merrill Lynch" AppleInsider 2:46 PM
  • "Apple investors 'overreacting' to Supreme Court ruling & US-China trade war" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential" AppleInsider 9:48 AM
  • "Key Apple suppliers suffer big profit drop as iPhone woes bite" Nikkei 9:45 AM
  • "Trade Talks Disintegrate, Apple Antitrust and Defensive Moves: Movement into defensive names should be considered a sign of caution." RealMoney 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as market regains bullish form in wake of trade-sparked rout/Trump: 'When the time is right, we will make a deal with China'" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher, Markets Stage Partial Rebound From Trade-War Selloff: Stocks shook off Monday's bruising U.S.-China trade war selloff to end in positive territory." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "US stocks higher after big sell-off: U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging more than 300 points, after major averages the day before plunged more than 2 percent in what was the worst start to May since 1970." FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Await Trade Progress: U.S. stocks rose Tuesday after President Trump further signaled that U.S. and Chinese officials could still strike a trade deal, alleviating some of the pressure that had knocked down major indexes in recent sessions." [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Asia stocks sink at Tuesday's open but quickly bounce off lows as U.S.-China tiff unsettles markets" MarketWatch 7:06 AM

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