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Wednesday Highlights: Nikkei reports that Apple may be considering moving up to 30% of iPhone manufacturing out of China due to trade volatility; Apple is the fourth largest gaming company thanks to the iPhone, according to an industry study by NewZoo; All of Best Buy's nearly 1,000 stores are now Apple-Certified Repair centers; Apple Must goes over all the new iPad OS commands and gestures; The Sweet Setup reviews Evernote replacement note taking apps.

  • "Apple CEO Cook says he doesn't see China targeting Apple in U.S.-China trade dispute"  Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Store Overcrowding Is A 'Good Problem' Worth Solving"  RetailWire 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they're made for: If you buy one of every Pro product Apple makes, it'll cost $25,000."  Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Will Come to Regret Promoting Itself as a Protector of Consumers: Apple CEO Tim Cook has been making the case that big technology companies should be regulated. Of course, at the time, he meant businesses other than Apple."  TheStreet 8:42 AM
  • "Apple is being sued by a pair of app makers, and the timing could not be more awkward" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "The Clever Cryptography Behind Apple's 'Find My' Feature" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Dashboard dead? Apple kills off widget app in macOS Catalina beta" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Still sniggering at that $999 monitor stand? Apple just got serious about the enterprise: Azure Active Directory integration and super secret APFS volumes? Oh my" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Details iTunes Changes Coming in macOS Catalina" MacRumors 3:57 PM
  • "What happens to your iTunes library in macOS Catalina? Apple killed iTunes, but your old music and other iTunes files should still be in macOS Catalina." iMore 8:18 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 84 With New Favorites Design, Weak Password Warnings and More" MacRumors 1:08 PM
  • "Hands-On With macOS Catalina" MacRumors 9:38 PM
  • "macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13 hands-on: Lots of good reasons to upgrade" VentureBeat 11:06 AM
  • "Hands on with our favorite features in macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "macOS Catalina makes big changes to syncing" iDownload Blog 1:09 PM
  • "How iPhones and iPads back up & synchronize with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina: With macOS Catalina, Apple's iTunes has been broken up into discrete apps. Alongside that action, is the migration of iPad and iPhone synchronization to someplace obvious —the Finder itself." AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "How to easily record audio on your Mac using either of its 2 simple recording apps" Business Insider 11:54 AM
  • "Professional data recovery software for Mac and Windows: Recoverit 8.0 Review" AddictiveTips 8:25 AM
  • "How to simulate master page text guides in Pages for macOS" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "What's That Keyboard Character Called?" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "iOS Inter-App Audio is going away; Audiobus creator on what's next" createdigitalmusic 7:13 PM
  • "macOS 10.15 Catalina Deprecates UNIX Scripting Languages" The Mac Observer 5:23 PM
  • "Apple Shutters Iconic iTunes As Listeners Switch To Spotify" InvestorPlace 2:54 PM
  • "Actually, iTunes isn't dead" BGR 10:24 AM
  • "Catalyst: The iPad and Mac are tied together like never before/The potential is there for a huge wave of new apps—and a rising tide would lift both the Mac and the iPad"  Macworld 9:32 AM
  • "Decision to break up iTunes in macOS Catalina may be well timed" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Chrome 75 Lands For Windows, Mac, Linux and Android With Reader Mode And Scroll Snap" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Nervously Sweating, Astro HQ Compares Luna Display and Sidecar" The Mac Observer 2:42 PM
  • "Cyberduck 7 adds segmented download support for faster, less error-prone downloads" BetaNews 11:20 AM
  • "Affinity Photo and Designer 1.7 adds multi GPU / eGPU support" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple asks developers to place its login button above Google, Facebook"  Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "With an antitrust case looming, Apple's new login tool is tempting fate: Why 'Sign in with Apple' ought to give us mixed feelings"  The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's new sign-in feature could hamper Google and Facebook's ad targeting" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "New Apple sign-ins may present issues for Facebook" [Video] Mashable 8:57 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung tie for first in US phone satisfaction survey" AppleInsider 4:28 PM
  • "iOS app developers take shortcuts on security: Despite Apple mandating developers to build end-to-end encryption into their apps, a high number of apps don't comply, according to a new report." BetaNews 9:34 AM
  • "Two-thirds of iOS apps disable ATS, an iOS security feature: Three and a half years after its launch, ATS is still not widely adopted." ZDNet 1:07 PM
  • "What Apple Arcade brings to video game micropublishers" [Video Report] ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook takes aim at Facebook once again: 'I worry about any property today that pushes news in a feed'" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "Even Apple's Tim Cook thinks he spends too much time on his phone" CNET 10:37 AM
  • "It sure looks like Apple is gearing up for more cryptocurrency apps: Could Apple dapps be on the horizon?" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "When Grown-Ups Get Caught in Teens' AirDrop Crossfire: Anytime young people get together, the pics start flowing." The Atlantic 7:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hackers May Soon Be Able to Tell What You're Typing—Just By Hearing You Type: Research suggests that sound waves from typing on a phone can be intercepted and decoded" [Paid Membership Required] 11:09 AM
  • "Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Amazon's helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells: Its popular Ring smart doorbells mean more cameras on more doorsteps, where surveillance footage used to be rare." CNET 9:27 AM
  • "It's the end of the road for Google's excellent Trips mobile app" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "YouTube will begin a giant purge of its site to remove videos supporting white supremacy, conspiracy theories and Nazis" Business Insider 11:54 AM
  • "YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers" Vice 11:08 AM
  • "YouTube says homophobic taunts don't violate its policies" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "YouTube says anti-gay slurs don't break its rules" BBC 8:09 AM
  • "Foxconn's delays might finally give Wisconsin the upper hand" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Robert Downey Jr. Announces Project To Clean Up The Environment Using Robotics At Amazon's AI Conference" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Play the game, save the planet: Conservationists target video gamers" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "440 million Android users installed apps with an aggressive advertising plugin: New BeiTaAd adware found in 238 apps available on the official Google Play Store." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "WWDC Day Three – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-05" The Mac Observer 8:21 PM
  • "WWDC 2019: Mac Pro, iOS 13, MacOS and more..." CNET 1:39 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 039: 'Turn the hype level up to 11!'" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "Greg Joswiak & Craig Federighi join John Gruber to talk iOS 13, Project Catalyst, new Mac Pro, more" 9to5Mac 8:46 AM
  • "There was a lot to discuss this week after Apple's incredible 2019 WWDC Keynote!" The MT Show 7:22 AM
  • "iPadOS pushes Apple's tablet closer to mainstream PC replacement: The company's latest operating system marks another step in positioning the iPad as a modern laptop rival." ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "Apple just unveiled a $6,000 computer that looks like a giant cheese grater. Here's everything we know so far about the highly anticipated Mac Pro." Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Radeon GPUs to Boost Apple Mac Pro's Graphics Performance" Zacks 8:57 AM
  • "New Mac Pro is Quieter Than iMac Pro, Has Optional Wheels, and Was Kept in Top-Secret 'Stealth Enclosure'" MacRumors 2:45 PM
  • "Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup" TechNewsWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple just gave owners of older iPhones 4 great reasons not to upgrade to a new device" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "iOS 13 is the beginning of the end for 3D Touch" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple doesn't want everyone to use a mouse with iPhone and iPad" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "iOS 13 Will Turn Your iPhone into a Mobile PS4 Thanks to DualShock 4 Support and the Remote Play App" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "iOS 13 Introduces New 'Optimized Battery Charging' Feature" MacRumors 1:24 PM
  • "iOS 13 will let you automatically block spam calls and unknown numbers" The Next Web 8:42 AM
  • "Three features coming to tvOS 13 you may have missed" iMore 1:10 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:22 AM

  • "Review: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro" Forbes 1:24 PM
  • "Apple HomePod Review: It Only Sounds Great" The Wirecutter 12:56 PM
  • "CASETiFY Apple Watch Bands review: Spoiled for choice" iMore 11:05 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-on iOS 13 QuickPath swipe keyboard on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Everything new coming to CarPlay in iOS 13" AppleInsider 1:24 PM
  • "Spotify Stations is the Pandora alternative we need" Engadget 3:49 PM
  • "How the 'Find My' App in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Works" MacRumors 8:19 PM
  • "How to use your iPad as a display in macOS Catalina with Sidecar: In macOS Catalina, an iPad running iPadOS can be a secondary display for your Mac with a single click using Sidecar. Here is everything you need to know to use Sidecar for yourself, when Catalina and iPadOS ship." AppleInsider 6:38 PM
  • "How to use Safari's download manager in iOS 13" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
  • "How to recover deleted text messages on an iPhone, either from a backup or using a third-party app" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "How to use a PS4 or Xbox One controller with iOS 13 and iPadOS" Cult of Mac 11:05 AM
  • "Here's how to see Apple's new Mac Pro & Pro Display XR in your office with your iPhone or iPad" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "How to change your Safari Homepage on Mac, iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "The Full List of Automation Triggers in Shortcuts for iOS 13" MacStories 11:08 AM
  • "PSA: 27-Inch iMac Appears to Have a Pricing Mistake" MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "PSA: Apple AirPods can't be used to record audio with the iPhone camera app" Mashable 10:49 AM
  • "Installing iOS 13 Beta & iPadOS Beta Right Now is Easy, But Wait" OS X Daily 8:25 AM
  • "Should you install iOS 13 beta on your iPhone?" 9to5Mac 1:40 PM
  • "You won't need iTunes to install the iOS 13, iPadOS public betas" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's new 'Find My' feature is more secure but also more expensive" SlashGear 9:46 PM
  • "File radars early and often: The importance of developer feedback/Why should you file radars? To show Apple, given finite resources, what aspects of your shared customer experience they need to prioritize fixing. Now." iMore 9:41 PM
  • "Apple's Find My feature requires two devices, boasts extreme security safeguards: A report on Wednesday digs deep into Apple's new Find My service, an upcoming iOS 13 and macOS Catalina feature that leverages encrypted crowdsourced data to pinpoint the location of a missing or stolen iPhone, iPad or Mac." AppleInsider 6:56 PM
  • "Safari in iPadOS is almost as good as macOS [Opinion] Cult of Mac 2:43 PM
  • "Bloomberg Op-Ed ludicrously claims 'Apple's developer conference glosses over developers" MacDailyNews 3:16 PM
  • "Apple's Developer Conference Glosses Over Developers/Words for app makers: 79 seconds. Words for the company: 2 hours, 16 minutes."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:40 PM
  • "Mac Pro's lessons learned will trickle down to all 'Pro' products, says project lead" AppleInsider 1:09 PM
  • "Apple's new watch update is the missing piece of the puzzle the Apple Watch needed, and Fitbit should be worried"  Business Insider 1:08 PM
  • "The Case for a 5K Thunderbolt Display" 512 Pixels 11:08 AM
  • "The Case for Wearing AirPods All the Time: The inconspicuous buds might make friendly interactions awkward, but they can also provide protection in dangerous situations."  The Atlantic 10:45 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: WWDC Notes and Comments -A New Reality" eXtensions 10:40 AM
  • "Developers sue Apple along lines Ben Thompson drew" Apple 3.0 10:25 AM
  • "Privacy No Longer a Marketing Angle for Apple, It's a Service" MacStories 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Throws Down The Security And Privacy Gauntlet At WWDC" Forbes 9:34 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese Protection During The Trade War" Tech.pinions [Paid Registration Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Siri's Gone M.I.A: But Apple still has some A.I. tricks up its sleeve" Medium: OneZero 9:28 AM
  • "D.C. antitrust fight takes Big Tech by surprise" Axios 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Pro Day: The Mac Pro unveiled. The iPad unleashed. iTunes undone." 500ish Words 1:09 PM
  • "Apple WWDC: Two Non-Announcements that Made News" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Why it makes sense to see Apple's new login button in iPhone apps that support Google and Facebook logins" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "3 Key Takeaways From Apple's WWDC" Motley Fool 8:33 AM
  • "IPhone Takes Backseat at Apple's Developer Event" Morningstar 8:33 AM
  • "Crowd stunned as Apple unveils new $999 monitor stand at WWDC" Mashable Video 2:44 PM
  • "Apple's $1000 monitor stand is a massive PR fail"  9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Three Key Points about Apple's WWDC Announcments" Kirkville 8:24 AM
  • "Mac Pro's monster price tag is actually a steal" Cult of Mac 3:19 PM
  • "How new Mac Pro borrows from Apple's best designs" Cult of Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Apple is back to cheese graters because it's hard to upgrade a trash can" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's New Mac Pro Is The Mac Of Steve Jobs' Dreams" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "A tale of two Apple WWDC experiences/Commentary: What's the Apple developers conference like? A WWDC veteran and rookie share their wildly different perspectives." CNET 7:36 AM
  • "Explainer: Should Big Tech fear U.S. antitrust enforcers?" Reuters 9:38 PM
  • "Is Technology Destroying Our Memory?" PC Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "How Effective Will YouTube Be in Its Latest Ban on Extremism?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:43 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple lists mystery 3-meter 'Pro' Thunderbolt 3 cables on Mac Pro specs sheet" AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "Spotify's New App Hammers Another Nail in Pandora's Coffin" Gizmodo 3:18 PM
  • "Belkin and Logitech commit to Mac Pro accessories" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Kodak introduces new digital camera, printer, iOS compatible app" Apple World Today 9:33 AM
  • "Nami ML Emerges from Stealth to Unveil the Future of Mobile App Subscriptions" Business Wire 9:33 AM
  • "Apple and Promise Technology team up to offer new storage options for 2019 Mac Pro" iMore 9:32 AM
  • "Spotify and Other Music and Podcasts Apps Can Choose to Support Siri in iOS 13" MacRumors 8:56 AM
  • "Rockstar Games Just Updated 'Grand Theft Auto 3' with iPhone X and Newer iPad Pro Screen Size Support" Touch Arcade 8:25 AM
  • "Skype screen sharing now out of beta on iOS and Android" 9to5Google 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon" Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle link up their clouds" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle and Microsoft unveil cloud interoperability partnership" Computing 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle connect their clouds" BetaNews 10:36 AM
  • "Oracle's Alliance With Microsoft Halts Its Dead-End Cloud Strategy" Bloomberg 3:30 PM
  • "Top execs at longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle explain why they just came out of nowhere with a new cloud partnership: 'This is the start of a beautiful friendship'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft CTO: Machine learning is critical already and quantum computing is closer than you think" GeekWire 1:03 PM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 passwords shouldn't expire: Time for other companies to take note" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "French police raid rail operator SNCF in probe into IBM contracts" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake Xeon W 3000 Series Processors Launched – Up To 64 PCIe Lanes, 28 Cores, 56 Threads at 4.6 GHz" WCCFTech 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Unleashes Cascade Lake Xeon W 3000 Workstation CPUs, 28 Cores At 4.6GHz" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Intel Corp Buys QuickLogic Corp" GuruFocus 8:24 AM
  • "AMD's Dr. Su confirms Zen 2 isn't going to be shared in its Chinese joint venture" PCGamesN 8:54 AM
  • "AMD and Samsung strike deal to bring Radeon graphics to smartphones" IT PRO (UK) 8:54 AM
  • "AMD EPYC processors expected to see rising shipments in 3Q19" DigiTimes 8:44 AM
  • "AMD and Samsung: A match made for mobile gaming" VentureBeat 3:19 PM
  • "HP Exec Notes Intel CPU Shortages Could Fuel Ryzen Sales Windfall For AMD" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Meg Whitman happy to throw predecessor 'under the bus' over Autonomy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:55 PM
  • "'Happy to throw Leo under the bus', Meg Whitman told HP after Autonomy buyout: Then-CEO also told Mike Lynch's people to 'grow up'" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "Meg Whitman accuses Mike Lynch of 'completely unacceptable conduct'" Telegraph 1:03 PM
  • "ACT eyes cloud with government-wide Oracle deal" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Cisco's AppDynamics launches new partner program" CRN Australia 8:48 AM
  • "Cisco-owned AppDynamics rolls out AI-inspired partner program" Channelnews Asia 8:49 AM
  • "Cisco wil use AI/ML to boost intent-based networking" Network World 8:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This company could win big if the U.S. regulates Apple and Google: Evercore sees app store regulation as the 'low hanging fruit,' which could bode well for mobile developers like Match Group" MarketWatch 1:03 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as investors weigh conflicting economic data, rising hopes of Fed rate cut: ADP estimates just 27,000 new private sector jobs were added in May" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Ends up More Than 200 Points as Rate-Cut Hopes Spur Stocks: Stocks gained Wednesday as Wall Street anticipation of a rate cut from the Federal Reserve increased." TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Dow jumps 207 points as rate cut fever gains momentum" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Extend Their Rally: Indexes rise again after notching best day in five months Tuesday after remarks from Fed officials" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian-market gains following Wall Street's rally: Stocks in Japan, Hong Kong bounce back on rising hopes of Fed rate cute" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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