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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Billion Users: Apple's ecosystem is massive. Approximately a billion people are using more than 1.4 billion Apple devices. Even as iPhone sales decline, Apple is bringing tens of millions of new people into its ecosystem each year. However, we are getting to a point where it is prudent to begin thinking about what user growth actually means to Apple."  Above Avalon 4:17 PM
  • "Apple defends App Store against developer backlash, says it 'welcomes competition': Apple answers claims that the App Store stifles rival apps."  ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Apple defends App Store from charge of monopolistic practices with new website" Digital Trends 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's App Store competition chart protests too much: Facing antitrust complaints from Spotify and others, Apple published a chart aiming to show all the ways in which its homegrown apps face competition." Axios 11:00 AM
  • "Companies Like Apple That Depend on Rare Earth Metals Have Nowhere to Turn: China's threat to clamp down on exports of rare-earth metals poses problems, because those exports account for more than 80% of U.S. rare-earth imports, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. China not only mines the minerals but also has most of the world's processing capacity."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "New mail and messaging tools expected for iPhones, WWDC" USA Today 7:43 AM
  • "WWDC 2019 preview: What to expect from Apple's big software event" GearBrain 10:51 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2019: This year's Worldwide Developer Conference should make a big splash." Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Apple WWDC 2019: What to Expect" PC Magazine 1:09 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2019" TechCrunch 3:15 PM
OS X
News
  • "Thousands of stories, one WWDC" Apple 10:41 AM
  • "Google still plans to cripple ad-blocking in Chrome, but enterprises will be exempt: The tech giant is considering making an exception to its stop on ad blockers for enterprise." ZDNet 7:38 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to check your Mac's free hard drive space: Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more." Macworld 1:35 PM
  • "Wrong time zone shown in Photos in iOS? It's a timely bug" ["It's not clear whether this is a bug or a choice, but I lean towards unfixed bug, since the behavior is consistent in iCloud.com and macOS with the same images. And unfortunately, I don't have a fix."] Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "How to create custom Stacks on macOS Mojave" AddictiveTips 4:38 PM
  • "How to copy non-visible formula results from Excel" The Robservatory 12:29 PM
  • "13 Ways To Free Space On Your Mac" MacMost 10:03 AM
  • "How to find your internal and external Mac IP addresses" iDownload Blog 12:51 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Everyone's mad about Google blocking ad blockers in Chrome. Here's why" Digital Trends 6:43 PM
  • "Marzipan: A Chance to Revitalize the Mac App Ecosystem"  MacStories 10:56 AM
  • "Apple WWDC Preview: 4 Key Things to Watch For/The developers event kicks off on June 3, and will highlight how Apple's core software products fit into its broader services strategy." TheStreet 3:44 PM
  • "What can enterprise users expect at Apple's WWDC?" Computerworld 9:52 AM
  • "Apple could save music lovers from the disaster that is iTunes"  Mashable 7:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "OmniFocus launches on the web as companion to macOS and iOS applications" 9to5Mac 8:43 PM
  • "Spark for iOS and Mac getting new font style and size options with latest update" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Hire of a Disney+ Video Executive Highlights Talent Rivalry"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:39 PM
  • "Apple's Ad Agency Names New Creative Leaders on iPhone and Apple Services: Geoff Edwards and Chuck Monn are now ecds at TBWA\MAL"  AdWeek 3:15 PM
  • "Apple's Ad Agency TBWA\MAL Appoints New Leaders for Apple Services and iPhone" MacRumors 3:52 PM
  • "Apps Purged by Apple Say It Holds the Key They Need to Get Back In" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 PM
  • "Apple, Google and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted messages"  CNBC 7:40 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft, WhatsApp sign open letter condemning GCHQ proposal to listen in on encrypted chats" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Apple and Other Tech Giants Condemn GCHQ Proposal to Eavesdrop on Encrypted Messages" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Watch out, Apple Pay. Tap-to-pay cards are coming on strong: These cards could speed up how we shop and commute every day." CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's first Latin American flagship store to open in September, construction well underway" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft takes a direct aim at Apple, opening a sleek new flagship store in London's busiest shopping area" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Maps car spotted mid-route in Italy, being cleaned" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "With Just 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Truly Brilliant Lesson in Leadership" Inc. 7:33 AM
  • "New Hampshire Man, 86, Bitten by Rabid Bat That Crawled Out of His iPad Case" People 7:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Maps 'Popular Dishes' feature gonna get gourmands, gastronomes, and gourmets giddy" BetaNews 8:46 PM
  • "MIT's sensor-packed glove helps AI identify objects by touch: It could give robots a more precise grip." Engadget 3:19 PM
  • "Facebook Banned These White Nationalist Groups, But They Never Really Left" BuzzFeed News 2:34 PM
  • "Here's Your First Look At Samsung's Galaxy Note 10" Redmond Pie 12:18 PM
  • "Clock runs down for privacy legislation" Axios 10:05 AM
  • "New Google Play policies aim to fix loot boxes, limit sex, and curb hate" Mashable 10:05 AM
  • "BBC Goes to Conduct Its First Broadcast Over 5G, Immediately Hits Data Cap" Gizmodo 9:30 AM
  • "The PCI Express 5.0 spec will bring 128 gigabytes per second to your PC, someday" PCWorld 9:13 AM
  • "It sure looks like the Pixel 4 is getting an exciting redesign" BGR 9:05 AM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon interested in buying Boost from T-Mobile, Sprint - sources" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "US officials want T-Mobile and Sprint to create a new wireless competitor, report says: The two carriers are working to get a $26.5 billion merger approved." CNET 8:50 AM
  • "Mojo Vision reveals the world's smallest and densest micro display" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Nancy Pelosi claims Facebook is a 'willing enabler' of Russian interference election" Telegraph 8:11 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Developer interview: Dave Verwer on WWDC, server-side Swift, Xcode, Marzipan, and more" WWDC by Sundell 3:17 PM
  • "Filegear's Doug Walter Talks About Their Expandable Private Cloud Device" MacVoices 2:44 PM
  • "Splinternet, WWDC Wishes – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-30" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "Adapt, Episode 2: iOS 13 Wishes, HomeKit Experiments, and Writing in Apple Notes" MacStories 10:55 AM
  • "iOS WWDC preview, new iPod touch, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 653" Macworld 7:41 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Parental control app developers band together to demand an API from Apple" The Verge 8:43 PM
  • "Exclusive: iPhone XR 2019 Case Renders Reveal Dual Rear Camera Setup, Color Options" IndiaShopps 7:32 AM
  • "New renders show Apple's leaked iPhone 11 design from every angle" BGR 7:48 AM
  • "Smoking MacBook Pro Caught on Video, Battery Failure Likely to Blame" MacRumors 9:58 AM
  • "IDC Forecasts Worldwide Smartphone Market Will Face Another Challenging Year in 2019 with a Return to Growth on the Horizon" ["iOS: 2019 is expected to be another challenging year for new iPhone shipments with volumes expected to drop to 183.5 million, down 12.1% year over year. Apple is not likely to deliver a 5G handset in 2019, but given that many telcos and markets are still trying to figure out their 5G strategy, it's unlikely this will impact its market share. It is worth noting that Apple is beginning to sell more of its official refurbished iPhones, which creates a sizeable hardware revenue stream and, more importantly, maintain or expand its iOS installed base."]  IDC 8:06 AM
  • "IDC sees Apple units falling 12% in 2019, but strong refurb market will maintain iOS share" ZDNet 9:59 AM
  • "Ongoing Demand Fuels a Strong Growth Trajectory for Wearable Devices in Q1 2019 with Wrist-Worn and Ear-Worn Leading the Market, According to IDC" ["Apple maintained the leading position as the company offers three product lines; Apple Watch, AirPods, and select Beats headphones."] IDC 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Sees Strong Wearables Growth With 12.8 Million Shipments in Q1 2019" MacRumors 12:34 PM
  • "This iOS 13 concept offers a few nice ideas for fixing some of the longest-standing pain points" iDownload Blog 10:51 AM
  • "You can recycle AirPods, and you sell them for $40 too" 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at foldable iPhone, iPad, and Mac screens" Apple World Today 8:10 AM
  • "Apple invents a new Cooling System for HomePod to improve its Audio Playback and Communication with Siri" Patently Apple 8:10 AM
  • "Apple invents Wireless Security System for Apple Stores that Renders Unpaid Devices Useless once outside the Store" Patently Apple 9:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 Review: So Much More Than A Smartwatch!" Mashable 7:33 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 15-inch Shootout: 2019 versus 2018" Bare Feats 5:50 PM
  • "Review: Powerbeats Pro are solid luxury headphones but aren't without issues" AppleInsider 11:29 AM
  • "Hands-On With Apple's New 7th-Generation iPod Touch" MacRumors 4:38 PM
  • "2019 iPod touch 7 Vs iPod touch 6: What's Changed? [Comparison] Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Tech Rolltop Backpack review: A pouch with a slouch" Macworld 7:41 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Apple's truly wireless AirPods with every device you own" Digital Trends 6:43 PM
  • "How to use your Apple Watch with multiple iPhones: Your Apple Watch is meant to be used with one phone at a time. You can try to make it work with two phones, but you're better off just getting a second Apple Watch." iMore 4:17 PM
  • "How to Measure Your Car's Distance From a Fire Hydrant" Lifehacker 1:12 PM
  • "How to block ad tracking on your iPhone" The Verge 11:29 AM
  • "How to Browse From Your Phone Anonymously" Gizmodo 10:41 AM
  • "How to change the Significant Locations saved on an iPhone" Business Insider 8:52 AM
Tips
  • "Can you use an iPod touch 7 with Apple Watch?" iMore 8:12 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The case for caseless iPhones: Fanatics of case-free phones say it's about design, but could it really be about status?"  Vox 8:27 AM
  • "Oh, Apple (Premium): Apple has posted a website promoting how fair its App Store is. But all it proves is that it's an unjustifiable monopoly that needs to be regulated to be fairer for both users and app makers." Thurrott 8:00 AM
  • "All the new features we're expecting to see in the next big Apple Watch update" Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "Your next iPhone or Mac? WWDC offers the best tease" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Will HomeKit and HomePod get any attention at WWDC?" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "What professionals really want from the new Mac Pro" Mashable 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Comment: Wear OS updates are a fragmented mess" 9to5Google 2:49 PM
  • "Major Changes Coming to the Cable-Wireless Relationship" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "When Google Wave Crashed and the Tech Press Burned: Was it the end of the tech blogging innocence?" 500ish Words 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Bumpin' Dungeon' is a Dungeon Crawler Puzzler Hitting iOS and Android July 10th" Touch Arcade 8:45 PM
  • "Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1" MacRumors 8:52 PM
  • "Apple releases AirPort Base Station update with security fixes" AppleInsider 8:43 PM
  • "Google Docs adds per section margins, break formatting" 9to5Google 6:56 PM
  • "Castro Podcast Player for iOS adds support for creating and sharing podcast clips" 9to5Mac 6:43 PM
  • "Leap Motion sells to UK firm after failed Apple deal" 9to5Mac 12:51 PM
  • "Create Better Text Shots for Twitter Using Linky" MacStories 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Music support for Echo & Fire TV in Canada arriving soon, suggests Amazon app" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Sonnet Announces Updated Mac mini Mounting Solutions, Optimized for New High-Performance Models" Wall Street Communications 9:05 AM
  • "Mixcder New HD 901 Wireless Headphones Are Lowest Cost, Lightest, Most Comfortable Hi-Fi Headphones" Thomas PR 9:04 AM
  • "This zombie invasion simulator makes you the plague master" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "P2P Payment Market Demand Continues to Rise as Consumers Look to Digital Wallets" PRNewswire 8:23 AM
  • "Excel for iPhone update turns photos into editable spreadsheets" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Pay Express Transit Coming to London 'in the Coming Months'" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Pay Express Transit to hit London's transport" Apple Must 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's time-saving Apple Pay Express Transit feature is coming to London" The Verge 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "China Prepares To Drop Microsoft Windows — Blames U.S. Hacking Threat" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft hints at a new 'modern' operating system designed to support different form factors" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Your Phone improvements" VentureBeat 7:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1903: When will you get the next big feature update? In the 'Windows as a service' era, updates can arrive when you least expect them. So can major changes in Microsoft's update policies for business customers. I've sorted out the details of the latest Windows Update for Business policy change. There will be a test." ZDNet 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes new fixes out for Windows 10 May 2019 Update" Windows Central 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft will distribute more Xbox titles through Steam and finally support Win32 games: A sharp reversal of its strategy from just a few years ago" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass subscription service to PC with over 100 titles: A true PC game subscription service" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass for PC is coming soon with over 100 games" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass is coming to Windows 10, but many questions remain: Subscription service will include some PC games, someday, for some price." Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's Project Athena laptops can sense when you're near: They will conserve energy when you're away and wake up when you're back." Engadget 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Ice Lake 10th generation Core processors: Everything you need to know" Pocket-lint 7:13 AM
  • "Intel Unveils Optane Memory M15 Rocking 3D XPoint, PCIe 3.0 x4 And A Big Speed Boost" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Design Concepts Of Its 2035 Intel Xe GPU Collection" Business Times 7:14 AM
  • "Intel and AMD won Computex 2019: They're both pushing PCs forward in their own ways." Engadget 10:46 AM
  • "AMD's X570 chipset won't support first-generation Ryzen: The A320 chipset also loses third-gen Ryzen support" TechSpot 7:13 AM
  • "All The Flagship X570 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen 3000 We Saw At Computex — ASRock X570 AQUA, MSI Prestige X570 Creation, X570 AORUS Waterforce, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula" WCCFTech 7:13 AM
  • "IBM, Huawei and others tout facial recognition tech in massive Shiek down: Big Blue is watching you....kinda" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Three MSSPs Merge To Take On Security Giants Secureworks, IBM" CRN 10:45 AM
  • "Dell Technologies fiscal Q1 mixed as storage, server and networking sales fall: The company cited slower demand in China and large enterprise opportunities. Earnings in the quarter were better than expected, but sales fell short." ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "Dell revenue rises 3% as Windows refresh spurs PC demand" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. 2020 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides" Seeking Alpha 5:58 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Down 15.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?" Zacks 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Shares Have Near-Term Floor at $160, Morgan Stanley Says" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "4 Reasons to Love Apple's Dividend: Dividend stocks don't get much better than this." Motley Fool 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Bull Says Trade Risk Priced Into Shares After Month's Rout" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Citi passed on the Apple Card over profitability concerns — here's why Goldman wasn't worried" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Japan Display gets debt relief, says consortium to formalize bailout" Reuters 7:41 AM
  • "Japan Display getting $729M bailout after Apple agrees to restructure debt payments" AppleInsider 7:41 AM
  • "Apple agrees to wait for c.$1.5B owed by Japan Display, to assist bailout" 9to5Mac 8:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close slightly higher as trade-inspired selloff pauses/Chinese diplomat: U.S. tariff threats are 'naked economic bullying'" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks End Moderately Higher for First Gains of Week: Stocks end modestly higher Thursday as investors took a breather to asses threats of a protracted U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "US stocks steady but trade war fears linger, despite GDP data" FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher Despite Pressure on Energy Shares: Shares have been volatile amid fears over slowing global economy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asian markets in a tug of war as investors eye trade spat: Nikkei, Hang Seng down again after losses on Wall Street" MarketWatch 8:24 AM

 
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